Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet printer any good?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtoolman Veteran Member • Posts: 6,758
Re: Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet printer any good?

bokap wrote:

One more question. I read somewhere in this thread that it is best to replace all the cartridges when one is empty. Is this good advice or would I be wasting ink and money.


I HIGHLY recommend that you do that.
You will not use any more ink than replacing one cart at a time. Well only as far as in printing.

Once you get your printer established you will reach a point where carts are constantly reaching a point where they have to be replaced. Quite often you replace an empty or low cart only to have another declared low or empty right after the purge cycle takes place. It is a true Domino Effect.

If you continue this cycle your waste pads will reach saturation point prematurely.

So follow this advice which is what I do an ALL 15 of my printers.

I always have a filled and reset full set of carts for ALL my printers waiting in the aisles so whenever one cart is low or empty I replace the whole set.

Doing this will eliminate The Domino Effect. You will reduce purges almost by a factor of the number of carts in the set. Your pads will live longer and you will save a huge amount of ink that would normally would be purged away after each cart change.

The amount of ink is the same whether you change one carts or all 6-8-9-10 or 12 carts.

Trust me on this.


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PRO-100 Printing out of various sources
PRO-100 Setup and Basic Use:
New way to refill EPSON OEM carts:
01 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Intro
02 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part One
03 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part Two
04 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Refilling
05 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Printing
Cleaning the Purge Pad and Wiper on the Epson PRO 3800
Basic Epson R2000 Maintenance
Calibrating your monitor and Printing to the R2000
Refillable 3800 3880 cart sticking problems
Gloss Optimizing Prints
Printing out of Photo Shop to Epson and Canon Printers
Printing in LR-2 this time to the EPSON R2880
Multi Image printing in LR
Basic Printing in Qimage Ultimate
Canon PGI-9 Cart Refilling by the "Dribble" method\
Refill Canon PGI 9 via Freedom Method
Refilling and resetting R2000 China Carts
Refilling Epson OEM carts - Thorough, Long Winded Version!
Taking out the CURL on prints done on from roll paper
Taking out the Curl - TWO.mpeg
R2000 Push Buttom Reset Carts
Creating a Color Profile & Printing on the Canon Pixma PRO 9000 MKII using Color Managent
Print Room Visit + Filling and Priming Refillable fro Epson 3800
Color Management PART 01
Color Management PART 02
Color Management PART 03
Epson Stylus 2200 using refilled OEM carts and Roll attachment

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