Hi my pixma mp130 has fine horisontal lines whe printing
This problem is very simple for printers like these. In normal situations problems involving 2 cartridge (Black & Color) prints degrading in quality involve a failure of the print head nozzles or a calibration error.
It is also possible that you have "cleaned" your cartridges out, as cleaning forces ink through the nozzles at high pressure to force out dried particles, then rubs them off into the stopper sponge.
The beauty and only advantage to two cartridge printers is that if you ever have a print head die or lose print quality, you simply replace the cartridge, since the print head is installed into it.
Print heads and their tendency to fail increase by triple if you use cartridge refills or remanufactured cartridge sets. It is true that 2 cart systems have more expensive ink, but that is the price you pay for convenience. The heads on these cartridges are designed to have a set job life, between 250-600 prints, or the estimated maximum prints in lowest quality ink saver modes, and refilling it causes those heads to keep using the same tiny, high pressure bursts of ink, even after the pumps are wearing and deforming, causing leftover ink in the nozzles, leading to a popped pump or clogged heads.
Thinking in the long term, the next time you upgrade to a new printer, look at a 4 cart or more system, with a dedicated print head. Although the printers can cost an extra $50-$100, these can often times pay themselves back the difference after you have changed each cartridge twice, since you arent throwing away 2 thirds of your color cart when only one color runs out.
I just got a hold of the MP530 by Canon, which yea, compared to the 130 is very expensive.. but the cost per page of printing is about 27 cents lower! I can also bring these removable print heads back to life so easily that I taught a 5th grader how in 5 minutes, so its just a thought!
Jan 08, 2008 |
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