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Throws ink away with constant cleaning
, 15 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Canon PIXMA MX925 All-in-One Colour Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Wi-Fi) (Accessory)
The printer is excellent as far as black text printing is concerned. Almost laser quality. Photo printing is as good as it gets, but with a bit less accuracy (blues and greens) compared to my previous MP640 photo printer. Maybe a bias, since it is not a photo printer but rather an office machine? Multifunction process does all it promises. The only grunt is that the software is consumer oriented and IMHO inferior to MP640. Good thing one can download and install Canon Easy Photo Print EX for this printer too.
So far, it would be a 4/5 star purchase. And this is where the main criticism starts.
I was warned about high print cost through reviews. But this refers to continuous print tests. Lets say you are an occasional print user. Try to print 20 pages over a month time and you 'll see your inks dissipate through time consuming and definitely outraging nozzle cleaning process.
With 20-30 pages plain text and about 10 10*15 pictures over two weeks time, inks are down to 40%! I contacted Canon support and they directed me to the local representative. They verified cleaning uses ink from all cartridges and instructed me not to switch off the printer, even when I will not use it for days, since the printer will clean every time it is switched on. In vain, since the printer will clean anyway.
I had pixmas since the very early series and despite the fact the all used to have 1 pl print head, they did not do constant and time consuming cleaning. And they were never clogged. And standard cartridges were 11 to 14 ml, instead of 7ml (pay 50% premium for XL if you want 11ml). All that, up to MP640. Hoped that MP925 was better.
A firmware or a tweak from Canon is necessary. I doubt we 'll have it though, since this waste is good for taxing users.
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