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Old Jul 11, 2003, 6:36 AM   #1
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Default infrequent photo printer use . . . potential problems?

i'm in the process of purchasing my first photo printer (seem to have narrowed things down to the Canon i850). i will however realistically only be printing a full colour photo only about once or twice a week.

am i going to be faced with clogging problems?

are there other issues which arise when one prints so infrequently?

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Old Jul 11, 2003, 6:48 AM   #2
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there are no reported clogs (at least I don't hear any) with Canons new printheads. They are ultra-durable so there should be no problems.

You might do a cleaning cycle after you leave it unused for about 3-4 weeks but that's all.

I have used i850 as well as i950 for a couple of months now and I haven't done a cleaning cycle even once - the quality is still terrific.

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Old Jul 31, 2003, 9:35 AM   #3
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Default printer self cleans

the printer will go through a self cleaning if left turned off for a day so don't worrie.
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Old Aug 2, 2003, 2:41 AM   #4
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As long as you use it at least once a month clogging should not be an issue for you.
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Old Aug 2, 2003, 11:55 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by wayne123
there are no reported clogs (at least I don't hear any) with Canons new printheads. They are ultra-durable so there should be no problems.

You might do a cleaning cycle after you leave it unused for about 3-4 weeks but that's all.

I have used i850 as well as i950 for a couple of months now and I haven't done a cleaning cycle even once - the quality is still terrific.

Wayne
Wayne,

In addition to what others have said, I recommend turning the printer off when you are not using it because it probably parks the heads in a position in which they are less likely to dry out. (I know this is true of Epsons and I assume it is likely to be true for a Cannon, though they do work in a different way...)

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