Needed: Cleaning fluid to "Unclog Printhead" of Canon Inkjet Printer


U

Ulrich Sudhaus

Can somebody point me to a supplier (in Australia) of cleaning &
unplugging fluid for a Canon All-in-One inkjet printhead. Warm water
flushing showed some improvement but not enough.
The local "Canon" dealer quoted a price of A$ 158 a replacement
printhead!

Thanks
Ulrich
 
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Lou

Ulrich said:
Can somebody point me to a supplier (in Australia) of cleaning &
unplugging fluid for a Canon All-in-One inkjet printhead. Warm water
flushing showed some improvement but not enough.
The local "Canon" dealer quoted a price of A$ 158 a replacement
printhead!

Thanks
Ulrich

99% isopropyl alcohol is your friend. Apply with chamois or cotton swabs.
 
J

Jan Alter

comp.periphs.printers


write to Arthur Entich. (e-mail address removed). If you word it kindly he
will send you his pamplet of many methods to unclog inkjet printers.
 
N

Noozer

Ulrich Sudhaus said:
Can somebody point me to a supplier (in Australia) of cleaning &
unplugging fluid for a Canon All-in-One inkjet printhead. Warm water
flushing showed some improvement but not enough.
The local "Canon" dealer quoted a price of A$ 158 a replacement
printhead!
Ammonia works well... Not straight.

Just use a glass cleaner with ammonia and let the printhead soak in it for a
few minutes, or take an empty ink cartridge and refill with cleaner.
 
P

Paul

"Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> said:
Ammonia works well... Not straight.

Just use a glass cleaner with ammonia and let the printhead soak in it for a
few minutes, or take an empty ink cartridge and refill with cleaner.
Window cleaner has polishing compounds in it. If you want ammonia,
you can buy it concentrated. I have a bottle of "Old Dutch" ammonia,
and mix it about 50mL per liter of tap water, for cleaning windows.
At least that doesn't have any shine compounds in it. And one bottle
lasts forever.

This article...
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29309

mentions this compound:

http://www.kalvins.com/cic/product.php?product=Cartridge+and+Head+Cleaner

but using the name printed on the bottle they were selling, took
me here. The claim is, the inkjet fluid is water, or can be 5%
ethanol, and can be cleaned with 10% ammonia. So no need to buy
expensive "boutique" cleaner.

http://inksalesplus.com.au/page/shop/faq3.html

Paul
 
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M

Mike Walsh

Ulrich had it right. Warm water works much better than alcohol with water soluble ink.
 
D

Davy

I wouldn't trust water straight from the tap into the kettle, at leas
boil it a couple of times first then get to required temperatur
either by re-boiling or letting cool down, don't be tempted to ad
tap water to cool it down as this is defeating the object

Distilled water is far safer

Dav
 
K

kony

Ulrich had it right. Warm water works much better than alcohol with water soluble ink.

Except that it's not just water solubile ink. AFAIK, all of
them dissolve better with some alcohol, detergent or ammonia
in aqueous solution. Probably the quickest would be warm
water in an ultrasonic cleaner but I don't know if that
would harm the head.
 
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Sjouke Burry

kony said:
Except that it's not just water solubile ink. AFAIK, all of
them dissolve better with some alcohol, detergent or ammonia
in aqueous solution. Probably the quickest would be warm
water in an ultrasonic cleaner but I don't know if that
would harm the head.
A print_fill_shop used "GLASSEX" window pane cleaner and
were quit satisfied with it.
 

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