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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

If you run a nozzle check it will tell you ho many prints have been made. Call the tech line Arthur J posted and see if they have any suggestions.

 

When Canon runs the rebate you can get a brand new printer for less cost than the ink set in the box, so that is a bright spot.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

Hey John

 

I have run the printer utility and done the 4 maintenance items Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Bottom Plate Cleaning and Roller Cleaning (twice) - but where is the Nozzle Check you are referring to -- did not see it in the printer utility ????

 

I will also call.

 

Yes when I am ready I can get a $250 rebate for a new one (until Dec 31st) -- less money than the ink.

 

Thanks

 

Terry

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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

Hi John:

 

I went thru the entire thread for this issue and did not see a telelphone number from Arthur J for Pro 100 Tech support that you referred to ....

 

Thanks

Terry

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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

I thought he posted it. 1-800-OK-CANON
John Hoffman
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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

The key is to make sure to AVOID the "AirPrint" version of the driver when using this Canon printer.

 

AirPrint is Apple's easy & convenient driver... but it usually doesn't offer the full set of features or as much control.

 

In Apple's "System Preferences" -> "Printers & Scanners", highlight your PRO-100 printer and click the "-" icon at the bottom of your list of printers to remove it's definition.

 

Next click the "+" button to re-add the printer and this will start you through a process where you'll make a few decision.  BE CAREFUL HERE... because the _defaults_ will just put the AirPrint driver back in (which is not what you want.)

 

If you've previously set the printer up for use as a network printer (the factory default is USB-only because the printer needs an IP address assignment to work as a network printer) then you should be able to do the following:

 

Hit the "+" and pick "Add Printer or Scanner"

 

This will open a panel with a partial list of printers... don't pick anything  (yet).  Wait about 30 seconds (because you'll probably see the list update again).

 

When I do this on mine, I immediately see my Canon printer show up with the "Kind" column set to "Bonjour".  BUT... after waiting several seconds, I'll see a 2nd entry for the SAME Canon printer show up but with "Kind" set to "Canon IJ Network".  

 

You want to pick the one that says "Canon IJ Network"

 

You'll the bottom of the panel will show the printer name (e.g. "Canon PRO-100 series")

 

You'll see a "Location" box (which is empty... that's just for you.  If you were in an office with lots of printers of the same make & model, you can use that as a note field (e.g. 2nd floor printer... 3rd floor printer, etc.)  Since this is probably the only Canon PRO-100 printer in your house and you probably know where it is, you can leave that box alone.)

 

IMPORTANT:  Make sure the "Use:" selection says "Canon PRO-100 series".  If it says "Auto Select" or "AirPrint" then you need to change it to "Canon PRO-100 series".

 

This will force it to use the Canon printer driver (also called a "CUPS" driver.  CUPS stands for "Common Unix Printer Service" because macOS is based on the Unix operating system.)

 

Having done this, you now have the most-complete, most full-featured driver availalbe for your printer.

 

I have a couple other printers that I use for documents, etc. and the AirPrint driver is fine for those.  But for the photo printer, I avoid the use of the AirPrint / Bonjour driver.

 

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

Hey John

 

I have run the printer utility and done the 4 maintenance items Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Bottom Plate Cleaning and Roller Cleaning (twice) -but where is the Nozzle Check you are referring to -- did not see it in the printer utility ????

 

 

Thanks

Terry

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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

On the Mac its called the Print Test Page button.
John Hoffman
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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly

Hi tjdonofrio,

 

Please follow the steps below to perform the nozzle check.

 

You need to prepare a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.
     
  2. Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in the rear tray.

     Important:  The manual feed tray is not available for the nozzle check pattern print.  Be sure to load paper in the rear tray.
     
  3. Open the paper output tray gently, then pull out the output tray extension.

     Important:  If the inner cover is open, close it.
     

  4. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes white twice, then release it immediately.
    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

    Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.
     
  5. Examine the Nozzle Check Pattern.

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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly -- Nozzle Check and Printout

HI Arthur J:

 

I executed the Nozzle Check following your instructions -- there were no white streaks on the printout -- at the bottom of the printout it says 351 - 400 pages ... please note I have seen this printout before because I have done the cleaning, deep cleaning, roller cleaning and bottom plate cleaning twice using the printer utility and printed the test page after each cleaning -- the same printout with the 8 colors prints and I never see white streaks ....

 

It seems to me that 351-400 pages is a low amount of printer use for failure to occur.  It did stop printing correctly all of a sudden.  

 

When I reloaded the printer I did use "Canon IJ Network" not Bonjour .... 

 

Nothing seems to fail on this printer during testing but it does not print correctly ... anything else to consider at this point ????

 

Regards

Terry Donofrio 

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Re: Canon Pro 100 Printer Stopped Printing Correctly -- Nozzle Check and Printout

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