I just purchased a Pro 10 to do my own photo printing. While I have been shooting a long time, I have not successfully done my own printing since film days. My problem is that I shoot in the northern US in the summer and in S Florida in the winter. Keeping a quality inkjet printer functioning when the local printer is left unused for months at a time when I am north or south is obviously a problem.
I had an idea recently to buy 2 identical quality printers to keep in 2 different locations and I could move the active printhead and cartridges back and forth when I migrate following the seasons. I have yet to purchase the second printer but wanted to open the "idea" up to others to see if I'm missing anything. I also would be interested in any suggestions regarding the logistics of moving the printhead and cartridges spending about 3 days in transit.
Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
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I have had three or even more Pro-xxx printers going at one time. Some got used every day some didn't get used for weeks. They all always worked. I would just give it a go first just to see. You may be surprised how well Canon printers handle being idle for longer periods of time. I only have one Pro-100 now since retirement which gets used sparingly but it always seems to work. So try it before you buy another printer and the rather bad idea of removing/replacing the print head.
Thanks for your help. I spoke with a Canon rep a couple months ago and he said all I would have to do would be to leave the idle printer on and the printer would take care of itself.... exactly what you suggested. I guess that's going to be my approach even though it will waste a bit of ink.