Epson R1900 vs Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by augiesma, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. augiesma macrumors newbie

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    My Epson R1900 recently developed 2 clogged nozzles. This is only 18 mo old but I guess my problem is that I did not use it often enough. Epson gave the # of a repair location that wants $259 to repair it! I purchased a solution to try to declog it myself but if that doesn't work I need to replace it. Epson offerred me a good price of $259 to replace it, but I'm not sure I want the same headaches with clogged nozzles so I am considering the Canon Pixma 9000 ink jet. Would this be less likely to clog with low usage? Also, with the Epson, it worked with the Airport wireless, but I cannot see the low ink or perform cleaning from my MAC. My only indication of low ink is when it blinks on the printer and I must also run the cleaning procedure (which has not worked even though I ran it about 6x) directly on the printer. Would the Canon work better with the Airport wireless? I called Canon to ask and they said it 'should' work but they don't support it. Is anyone using this setup with the Canon?
     
  2. jcpenn macrumors member

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  3. augiesma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I gave up

    When I ran out of another color ink while trying to run the cleaning cycle, I finally got frustrated and gave up. I ordered the Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II. I should have it this weekend and hoping for the best! Thanks anyway!
     
  4. jcpenn macrumors member

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    I know how frustrated it is. But keep it in mind if you have not tossed your 1900 out of window, try not to run cleaning cycles more than 3 times within an hour or two. It will only make thing worse if you do that. Besides, try the cleaning kit from inkrepublic.com it helps many photographers from disaster.
     

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