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As an update the printhead did fix it for me. I did some macro photography on the old printhead before buying the new one and the cyan portion was visibly damaged as if it had made contact with something. A new printhead solved the problem. Unfortunately that was $500 plus I used up 3 ink cartridges in vain trying to clean the broken printhead. Another $180. $500 a year for a printhead completely places this printer out of competition with HP or Epson. Neither of which I have had issues with, print every bit as good with a far lower cost of consumables. If I have to do this again within a year I will unload this and change back to my more trusted brands unless Canon can step up to the plate. If they don't they may as well hang it up with wide format as being sub-par is not a good way to penetrate the market already dominated my HP and Epson.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
It depends, check if it is due to non-firing nozzles. but if you already run cleaning type B twice, wasted a lot of inks and still getting result, maybe print head. the trouble is i asked canon if pf-01 is included in warranty, no reply. We got non-firing nozzles with cyan. reported it months before the plotter reach a year but to no avail. the trouble is that it's annoying to press online each time you print because it senses the nozzles. since it was out of warranty, i removed the head, slightly soak the nozzle part with lukewarm water, with alcohol, with window washing agent.. but still the same. i noticed that there's scratches in the area of cyan nozzles. i'm sure it's due to the paper roll which were folded at the end and it touches the head during printing. if yours is out of warranty, order a spare one first (though it's bit expensive) then try to clean it manually and see if it clears the problem.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
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