The whole secret of knowing your bubble jet printer is it
uses ink. All ink printers have one common trouble. Ink, which must be in liquid
form, can dry up and leave residue behind. As long as you understand this basic
born in defect. You will also forgive them. When you turned on your ink printer.
The first thing it will perform is head cleaning. Head cleaning is a process
carried out by a miniature pump purging all the old ink left in the print head
and replace them with fresh ink. Therefore, you will expect some ink will be
wasted. The waste ink will be stored in a waste tank and let dry.
Canon ink contains
glycerin. Glycerin behaves like oil, which does not dry up easily, but is
mixable with water. Bubble jet ink must not disintegrate on heat. Must not
crystallize on prolonged storage. Must have correct viscosity such that it can
suspend in the head with no dropping out. It must not have suspended particle to
abrade the print head. Our experience has shown not too many ink manufacturers
really understand these basic requirements.
initialize diagnostics. If the print head has been clogged and is unable to
clear, or is running out of ink; a rising head temperature will give an error
signal. Printer will fail to initialize. Finished ink tank technically is not
easy to detect. Users must aware of and do not proceed to print with a dry head.
Otherwise, severe damage to print head and logic board is the consequence. There
are several methods to detect head clogs and running out of ink. Most of them
are not too effective. User should get more experience and understanding more
about printers than to expect them doing everything for you.