Black ink Globs on my Photo Prints??

4 months 1 day 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. 


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

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4 months 18 hours 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?  


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4 months 18 hours ago #644454 by Paul Velasco
No, I haven't replaced the ink, it wasn't needed.  OK, I'll try cleaning it.  Crossing fingers! 


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4 months 16 hours 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.


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3 months 4 weeks 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.

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3 months 4 weeks ago #644711 by Luca
+1 ink jet heads need cleaning


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


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3 months 3 weeks 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.  


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