Canon Community Canon Community

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-11-2013
Accepted Solution

pixma 9000 ll inactivity without ink clogging printhead?

I will sometimes travel for up to 3 months without using my printer. What can be done, if anything, to prevent the ink from clogging the print head?


Should I remove the ink tanks & tape the vents? What about the print head?




Super Contributor
Posts: 286
Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: pixma 9000 ll inactivity without ink clogging printhead?

[ Edited ]

Hi Farmey,


The main thing you want to do to make sure that the print head is capped is to turn the printer off via the power button before unplugging it from the power outlet.  If you unplug the power without turning it off first, the print head remains uncapped which can speed up the process of wear and tear on the print head.  It is also recommended to take out the inks and store them in an airtight container like a Ziploc bag.

Did this answer your question? Please click the Accept as Solution button so that others may find the answer as well.
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement