Black ink Globs on my Photo Prints??

9 months 1 week ago #644437 by Paul Velasco
My prints today all have black ink globs in them. 

Would this likely be from bad ink or printer malfunction?  Looking for best course of action.  It's a older Canon that is out of warrant. 


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 1 week ago #644440 by Nikon Shooter
Maybe a nozzles cleaning procedure could
take care of this?

Light is free… capturing it is not!
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 1 week ago #644453 by Sandy Smith Photos
You really want to run the cleaning sequence in your printer.  Did you just install a new ink and was that ink anything other than recommended ink made by Canon?  


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 1 week ago #644454 by Paul Velasco
No, I haven't replaced the ink, it wasn't needed.  OK, I'll try cleaning it.  Crossing fingers! 


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 1 week ago #644492 by garyrhook
No, he was asking if you're using a third-party ink brand. Which you are not, it seems.

Run the cleaning cycle repeatedly until you can create a clean print. You should see progress every go-round. If not, there may be something more severe wrong, but cleaning is always the first place to start.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 1 week ago #644570 by Shadowfixer1
You can also see this effect sometimes with too many cleaning cycles. A cleaning cycles just pushes additional ink through the nozzles. This can cause excess ink to be hanging around. I would print several sheets of blank printer paper with maybe one line of text to see if these were excess ink blobs hanging around. The clean paper will scrape these off as it prints. This is not the likely culprit but it can be.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 5 days ago #644711 by Luca
+1 ink jet heads need cleaning


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 3 days ago #645015 by Dan Spade
Did you clean your printer head?


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

9 months 2 days ago #645150 by Marin Chi
This happened to me a few years ago when I used cheap inks in my printer.  I had to send it off to get professionally cleaned.  


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

802.3K

205K

1.62M

  • Facebook

    802,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    205,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 III vs OM-D E-M5 II debate has raged for nearly three years. So which of these micro four thirds cameras is right for you? Find out in this comparison review!

Feb 17, 2020

In this Leica SL Typ 601 review, learn why this camera is still a marvel five years after its release, and find out where you can get the best deals on used versions.

Feb 14, 2020

In a Sony a9 vs Sony a9 II comparison, you might think the a9 II would be the clear winner. Not so fast! The older a9 has a distinct advantage - a much better price.

Feb 12, 2020

There are tons of options in terms of a camera on a budget. But with so many choices, it's hard to know what the ultimate deals are. Here are three top choices for budget-friendly DSLRs.

Feb 12, 2020

Latest Articles

Real estate photography takes time to perfect, but with these tips on real estate photography gear, composition tips for real estate photography, and more, you'll get a leg up on starting your business the right way.

Feb 20, 2020

Wondering how to turn your photography hobby into a career? In this article, learn some professional photography tips to help you start your photography business.

Feb 20, 2020

The holy trinity of landscape photography lenses includes three zooms - a wide-angle, a standard, and a telephoto. If you can fill out your kit with these lenses, you'll be sitting pretty!

Feb 20, 2020

Photo by Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash While it's no secret that China heavily relies on state surveillance to mediate their country...

Feb 20, 2020

Making great videos requires that you have the capability to record superb sound. Get critical audio recording tips in this tutorial on audio tips for videographers.

Feb 19, 2020

In this Canon EOS 1DX review, learn what features and functionalities this 9-year-old camera has that still makes it a great buy in 2020.

Feb 19, 2020

With these urban photography tips you'll have a better idea of the gear you need and the compositional choices to make in order to get the best shots.

Feb 18, 2020

jungle photography, jungle photography tips, landscape photography, landscape photography gear

Feb 18, 2020