Canon i960 print head


J

John Eppley

I was given a gift of a Canon i970 printer more than a year ago. It has done
a great job and I am pleased with its performane. However, ther are periods
of "down time" where it may sit idle for a week, several weeks, or even a
month. My bad.!!

Needless to say, idle time for this printer is a bad thing. I am now having
color shift problems. Several "DEEP" cleanings have made a significant
improvement but I am not pleased with the final results on paper, or photo
glossy. There appears to be a "blue" overtone.

My questions are three fold.

1) Is there a test pattern that I can print to establish "true" color ?
2) Can some one supply the correct procedure for removing the printhead (for
cleaning)
3) Is there a recommended cleaning procedure.?

I have read all of the recent postings and I am sure this question has been
raised frequently. Therefore If I appear to be stupid, you are probably
quite right.

Thanks in advance for any inputs.

John (the guy who MUST make some prints of his granddaughters recent
wedding)
 
M

measekite

IF YOU USE CANON GENUINE INK THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM LETTING
YOUR PRINTER SIT FOR A SHORT TIME LIKE A WEEK OR TWO.

I WOULD ALSO THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE OK EVEN FOR A FEW WEEKS. I WOULD
THINK IT BE UNREASONABLE FOR CANON NOT TO DESIGN IN THE PRINTER THE FACT
THAT A USER MIGHT GO ON VACATION FOR A MONTH.
 
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J

John Eppley

I mentioned in my original posting that I had reviewed all of the active
postings before I submitted request for informational help. During my
research I discovered that "Measekite" has an unfailing ability to trash any
ink that is not labeled by the printers manufacturer. I do not believe that
God in his infinite wisdom
granted Canon the incredible ability to fabricate an ink that could not be
exactly
duplicated by another human. The premise is utterly ridiculous.

Anyway, I appreciate your reply, as usless as it is, and request that you
leave this thread to people who really care to HELP. One thing is
evident....If bullshit was concrete, you alone, could fabricate the entire
Interstate Highway System.

John
 
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fb

John said:
I mentioned in my original posting that I had reviewed all of the active
postings before I submitted request for informational help. During my
research I discovered that "Measekite" has an unfailing ability to trash any
ink that is not labeled by the printers manufacturer. I do not believe that
God in his infinite wisdom
granted Canon the incredible ability to fabricate an ink that could not be
exactly
duplicated by another human. The premise is utterly ridiculous.

Anyway, I appreciate your reply, as usless as it is, and request that you
leave this thread to people who really care to HELP. One thing is
evident....If bullshit was concrete, you alone, could fabricate the entire
Interstate Highway System.

John
:)
Frank
 
B

Burt

John - go on to the Nifty Stuff Forum and read the threads about cleaning
the print head.
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/

Sign in, set up a password, and if you don't find what you need, post a
question. Best to search it out first as I know it has been discussed at
length. As for removing the printhead, look in the users manual and reverse
the setup process. If you don't have the manual, here's how to do it.
First, remove the cartridges. If you still have the orange caps that they
came with, put them back on with rubber bands. Otherwise, use small pieces
of electricians tape to seal the outlet and a small piece of masking tape
to seal the air vent. Put them in a refrigerator carton and seal the top.
Then you lift teh gray lever at the right side and lift the print head
assembly out of the printer. You can then follow the instructions from the
Nifty Forum. Be very careful to to not touch the electrical contacts and
don't rub or scrub the bottom where the ink jets are.

If a few light cleaning and one heavy cleaning don't clear a clog then you
need to move on to what you are now going to do.

Head clogs occur if you leave the printer sitting idle for too long, and
they also can occur with use over a long time as the ink can dry under the
printhead. This can happen with OEM and aftermarket inks. I see, by the
way, that you are aware of the No-help, No-knowledge, nonsense that our
resident troll spews about inks. Stick with the people who have experience
with these issues and are willing to help each other. For head cleaning
Nifty has the most material all in one place.
 
P

Paul Heslop

measekite said:
IF YOU USE CANON GENUINE INK THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM LETTING
YOUR PRINTER SIT FOR A SHORT TIME LIKE A WEEK OR TWO.

I WOULD ALSO THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE OK EVEN FOR A FEW WEEKS. I WOULD
THINK IT BE UNREASONABLE FOR CANON NOT TO DESIGN IN THE PRINTER THE FACT
THAT A USER MIGHT GO ON VACATION FOR A MONTH.
Read his post. his questions are

1) Is there a test pattern that I can print to establish "true" color
?
2) Can some one supply the correct procedure for removing the
printhead (for
cleaning)
3) Is there a recommended cleaning procedure.?
 
M

measekite

Burt said:
John - go on to the Nifty Stuff Forum and read the threads about cleaning
the print head.
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/
THIS IS A BIAS GROUP TO REFILLING AND IS AKIN TO A CULT. IF YOU TALK
AGAINST THEM THEY THINK IT IS BLASPHEMY
Sign in, set up a password, and if you don't find what you need, post a
question. Best to search it out first as I know it has been discussed at
length. As for removing the printhead, look in the users manual and reverse
the setup process. If you don't have the manual, here's how to do it.
First, remove the cartridges. If you still have the orange caps that they
came with, put them back on with rubber bands. Otherwise, use small pieces
of electricians tape to seal the outlet and a small piece of masking tape
to seal the air vent. Put them in a refrigerator carton and seal the top.
Then you lift teh gray lever at the right side and lift the print head
assembly out of the printer. You can then follow the instructions from the
Nifty Forum. Be very careful to to not touch the electrical contacts and
don't rub or scrub the bottom where the ink jets are.

If a few light cleaning and one heavy cleaning don't clear a clog then you
need to move on to what you are now going to do.
I USE CANON GENUINE OEM FACTORY INK AND I HAVE NEVER DONE NOT ONE LIGHT
CLEANING CYCLES AND NOT ONE HEAVY CLEANING CYCLE.
Head clogs occur if you leave the printer sitting idle for too long, and
USING AFTERMARKET INK SHORTENS THE TIME AND INCREASES THE RISK
they also can occur with use over a long time as the ink can dry under the
printhead. This can happen with OEM and aftermarket inks. I see, by the
way, that you are aware of the No-help, No-knowledge, nonsense that our
resident troll spews about inks. Stick with the people who have experience
with these issues and are willing to help each other. For head cleaning
Nifty has the most material all in one place.
IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO TROLLS GAW HEAD.
 
M

measekite

APPARENTLY YOU ENJOY CLOGGING YOUR PRINTER AND THEN ASKING FOR HELP THAT
YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE BECASE IT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR.

SO BE IT.

I HAVE NOT CLOGS
I USE CANON INK
I DO NOT HAVE PRINTER PROBLEMS
I LIMIT MY RISK
I KNOW WHO THE MFG/FORMULATOR IS OF WHAT I USE.
 
B

Burt

Just for the record - I have a Canon i960 and use MIS bulk inks to refill my
carts. I was away from home for about a month. When I returned I ran one
light cleaning cycle and printed about 500 4x6's from a trip. No clogs, no
problems, great prints. This printer is a little over a year old and I've
used MIS inks exclusively since using up the original OEM carts that came
with the printer. I don't recommend leaving an inkjet printer sitting idle
like this, but it is good to know that a month away from home didn't kill my
printer! If it had clogged I am confident that, with the techniques
discussed in the Nifty-Stuff Forum, I would be able to clean the printhead
in very short order.
 
M

measekite

Paul said:
measekite wrote:


Read his post. his questions are

1) Is there a test pattern that I can print to establish "true" color
?
2) Can some one supply the correct procedure for removing the
printhead (for
cleaning)
3) Is there a recommended cleaning procedure.?
USING CANON OEM INK I HAVE NEVER NEEDED TO DO 2 AND 3. MAYBE ONE LEAVES
THE CART OUT TOO LONG IN THE HALF HOUR IT TAKES TO REFILL IT.
 
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Paul Heslop

measekite said:
THIS IS A BIAS GROUP TO REFILLING AND IS AKIN TO A CULT. IF YOU TALK
AGAINST THEM THEY THINK IT IS BLASPHEMY
You're so funny, really. You dare to call others biased? Do you even
for one sodding second listen to your own thought process or read back
the constant rants you post in this group?
 
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fb

measekite wrote:
You stupid dumb ass! Just what the **** do you think this ng is for? To
praise oem ink? Wake you moron and move on. It's apparent this ng is not
for.
Frank
 
B

bob burke

I don't know if will work on your Canon printer, but I just cleared the
printhead on my ancient Epson Stylus Color 800 printer of a similar black
ink blockage, which was caused by the printer being left idle for five
months with the print head not having been returned to the "park" position.
(Thanks to my son). The blockage was total, with no black print appearing.

All efforts to clear the stoppage failed and as I was faced with dumping the
machine, so I tried the following method to clear it:

I filled an old empty ink cartridge with half Windex, Half Methylated
Spirits (Alcohol) (previous attempts with Windex alone had failed to clear
this blockage) and installed it in the printer

After I had run about six cleaning cycles, a test print showed that some of
the cleaning mixture was getting through.

Then using Excel, I prepared a printed page filled with the colour black I
then printed this continuously till it initially showed black, as the dried
ink in the printhead started to dissolve, then changed to clear as the
blockage was totally cleared.

Then a new cartridge, a couple of cleaning cycles and the printer was as
good as new.

Incidently, I have been running this printer for the most part on refilled
cartridges since new in 1997 or 1998 and while I have had blockages from
time to time, they have been after the printer has been unused for extended
periods and have been encountered with both OEM cartridges and refilled
ones.

Good Luck

Bob
 
M

measekite

fb said:
You stupid dumb ass! Just what the **** do you think this ng is for?
To praise oem ink? Wake you moron and move on. It's apparent this ng
is not for.
Frank
OH BOY A TIZZY. DID I COMIT BLASPHEMY
 
M

measekite

DA KILLFILE GROUP OUT OF DA WOODWORK

Paul said:
measekite wrote:


You're so funny, really. You dare to call others biased? Do you even
for one sodding second listen to your own thought process or read back
the constant rants you post in this group?
 
R

Ron Shaw

USING CANON OEM INK I HAVE NEVER NEEDED TO DO 2 AND 3. MAYBE ONE LEAVES
THE CART OUT TOO LONG IN THE HALF HOUR IT TAKES TO REFILL IT.

Once again, your lack of experience causes you to make a fool of
yourself, Measekite. I can refill 1 or 2 of the cartridges in my i960
and replace them before the carriage recycles from the open position. It
takes about as long to refill as it does to open the package & remove
tape & exit hole cover on a new cartridge. Refilling is only difficult
in your inexperienced and prejudiced mind.
 
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Paul Heslop

Burt said:
Just for the record - I have a Canon i960 and use MIS bulk inks to refill my
carts. I was away from home for about a month. When I returned I ran one
light cleaning cycle and printed about 500 4x6's from a trip. No clogs, no
problems, great prints. This printer is a little over a year old and I've
used MIS inks exclusively since using up the original OEM carts that came
with the printer. I don't recommend leaving an inkjet printer sitting idle
like this, but it is good to know that a month away from home didn't kill my
printer! If it had clogged I am confident that, with the techniques
discussed in the Nifty-Stuff Forum, I would be able to clean the printhead
in very short order.
:O) I only tried to fill one cart once. It was some time ago, a very
small, ugly and weird Canon. I got ink on me, ink on it and hardly any
inside it. I'm just too cack-handed to do this stuff.

For Messkite's sake I will say if I was rich I would buy OEM ink all
the time, aswell as paper and everything else. But if I was rich I
wouldn't have this 4000 printer anyway and wouldn't have the need to
spend what money i do have on feeding my family and keeping us
reasonably comfy and paying out more than the price of champagne for a
thimble full of ink can't be good for people in this situation. Hell,
I wouldn't spend it on champagne either.
 
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Paul Heslop

measekite said:
USING CANON OEM INK I HAVE NEVER NEEDED TO DO 2 AND 3. MAYBE ONE LEAVES
THE CART OUT TOO LONG IN THE HALF HOUR IT TAKES TO REFILL IT.
But he doesn't mention in his post that he doesn't use OEM ink. I have
a brand new printer, with my first set of OEM carts and I have noticed
slight smudging on one job. I don't expect this when i use the best of
everything, it isn't the perfect answer you propose it to be.


People would really take you a lot more seriously if you got off your
high horse, changed the record occasionally and mostly, stop typing in
caps. Every newsgroup frothy mouthed nutcase types in caps. Is that
your destiny, to be comp.periph.printer's resident nutcase?
 
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