asked Oct 29, 2013 at 2:46am
Canon Canon LBP 4

Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II, clogged nozzles


I was hoping someone would be able to help me on a problem I'm having with my printer. Printer has been unused for several months and now it appears 4 of the ink tanks have completely dried up. I'm at that point now where I could purchase several new genuine Canon inks and go the deep-cleaning route or I could buy a replacement print head.

Do you think that it would be best to buy in some cheaper non-Canon compatible inks to temporarily use those for cleaning and freeing-up the nozzles? It's just that like a lot of folks out there money is tight and I'd rather not shell out £40+ on inks on genuine Canon inks just for the sake of having them drained through deep cleaning cycles etc. Of course if these inks were to work I would be switching back to genuine Canon inks again.

I should have used the printer more regularly and I know it's my own dimness there (oh how I wish I'd used it regularly...). I'd love some feedback please, if anyone has tried a similar thing or if they outright think it wouldn't work.

Many thanks.