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HiltonP Jul 11, 2003 7:36 AM

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?

regards, HILTON

wayne123 Jul 11, 2003 7:48 AM

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

PhotoMenace Jul 31, 2003 10:35 AM

printer self cleans
 
the printer will go through a self cleaning if left turned off for a day so don't worrie.

Gregersonsalvage Aug 2, 2003 3:41 AM

As long as you use it at least once a month clogging should not be an issue for you.

tedj101 Aug 2, 2003 12:55 PM

Quote:

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...)

Regards,
<TED>


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