06-30-2019 09:50 AM
Hi, I have a Pixma Pro 10s which printed great photos when I first got it. Unfortunatley I didn't realise that leaving it for long periods of non-use would affect the print head and a drop in quality of print would occur.
This seems to have happened with my printer. I recently installed a new set of ink cartridges after a non use period of about 10 months. My prints were dull and lacking colour saturation, so I ran several print head cleaning funstions on the printer dialogue, plus a few deep cleaning sessions, but to no great avail... my prints still seem dull.
In order to get anywhere near the former quality, I have to really brighten the image on screen, and increase the saturation by approx 15%.
I am wondering is there a way that I can flush the print head? I saw a couple of videos on youtube on how to do it with other Canon Inkjet printers, but not the 10s Pro.
Also, if I just leave it and keep printing + running cleaning cycles will it right itself and go back to normal.
*yesterday I removed the print head and cleaned off any eccess ink that had gathered around the nozzle area and surrounds. I used a cotton bud dampened in a mix of water and rubbing alcohol. I made sure not to touch any of the copper electronic plate at the back of the print head.
06-30-2019 11:31 AM
Depending on how bad the clogging is you could keep running deep cleaning cycles and hope it clears. Since you already ran several deep cleaning cycles you could try this:
07-02-2019 07:43 PM
hi, thanks for the reply.. I have tried this already with water and I think the print head has been flushed, although I haven't tried printing yet. I am just wondering, is it bad to add a drop of isopropyl alcohol to the water?