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Pro 100 - excessive self cleaning?

Is Canon overly keen to get people to replace cartridges?

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Re: Pro 100 - excessive self cleaning?

I can't answer that; I don't represent Canon and I don't know the answer.

 

But, there are things you can do to minimize it, from what I have read.

 

1. Don't unplug printer to turn it off. use the silver button.

 

2. Consider leaving it powered on and set Auto Power Off in the driver.

 

3. If you connect via wifi it will stay on all the time, since it has to listen for a signal.

 

4. Every few days print a nozzle check if you haven't done regular printing.

 

Go to YouTube and search for "jtoolman".  Many good videos on the Pro-100.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: Pro 100 - excessive self cleaning?


@jrhoffman75 wrote:

I can't answer that; I don't represent Canon and I don't know the answer.

 

But, there are things you can do to minimize it, from what I have read.

 

1. Don't unplug printer to turn it off. use the silver button.

 

2. Consider leaving it powered on and set Auto Power Off in the driver.

 

3. If you connect via wifi it will stay on all the time, since it has to listen for a signal.

 

4. Every few days print a nozzle check if you haven't done regular printing.

 

Go to YouTube and search for "jtoolman".  Many good videos on the Pro-100.


Thank you for your reply. I was already aware of the suggestions you kindly made other than the videos.

I notice that within approx 60 secs after a one off print the printer goes into a cleaning cycle. is this necessary? (It takes  more than 60 secs to sort out the next print.) This only doesn't happen during multiple copies in one print run.

Also cleaning seems to happen more frequently once you get an "ink may be empty" message.

In Canon's favour I have very few print issues when using Canon paper and usually very satisfying results but ink cost is a considerable overhead which in my part of the market leaves very little room for wastage. In comparison I also have a very old HP printer which is only cleaned by user demand and is considerably more economical though sadly not in the same photo printing league. I do wonder how much cleaning would be necessary if we could choose to clean the Pro-100 only when required.

 

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Re: Pro 100 - excessive self cleaning?

Your experience is different than mine. Do you have a Canon support line you can call in your country?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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