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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

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Hi, 

 

I bought a PRO 100 6 months ago from a fellow who got it in a camera package - he only printer 2 8X10's with it. When I got it home the tanks showed about 90% full.

 

Then I ran 9 - 8X10's and several of the tanks dropped to 20% (replaced them).

 

Note: after the above I have left the printer 'ON'

 

Since then I have made 7 - 8X10 and fout tanks ran out.

 

So I have set of 4 coming Monday.

 

Is this typical?

 

My views is: 16 prints and tanks are empty. I can't afford to runs this printer if it consumes this much ink.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Maybe I have some settings wwrong?

 

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

Let me make a correction: I am now on my 3rd set of tanks. So am getting about 6 prints 8X10 per tank set.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,913
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

Not typical for me. How frequently are you shutting down and restarting printer?

 

I would give Canon a call at 1-800-OK-CANON and chat with them.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

I have had it for 6 months - during the first 5 I shut is down after each session (then stated uo 2-3 weeks later). For the past month I have been leaving it on. No real difference in the past month printed about 7 8X10 and the cartriges drained done 65%. I have a complete set of cartriges coming monday.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

I did call Canon service a month ago all they suggestesd was to do a full cleaning cycle

Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,913
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

Well, if you did that and it hasn't resolved what appears to be excessive use call again and report that.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

I decided a good step would be to install the software and update(s)
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

I visited my local STAPLES store where i talked to a tech who I know and trust:

 

He said: your ink usage is typical, try printing on standard resoltion instead of high - that should help.

 

I will give it a try

Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,913
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

Here's a test run by Red Rver Paper.

 

Looks like about 20 8x10 per cartridge.

 

http://www.redrivercatalog.com/cost-of-inkjet-printing-canon-pro-100.html

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: PRO 100 Excessive Ink Usage

That is about what the Staples tech said I should get. He suggested printing at a lower resoltion - you thoughts and comment?

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