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Printing CD and head cleaning

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:27 pm
by tpcug
Canon Pixma ip4500
Turboprint 2.05.1
Gimp 2.4.7
Mepis 7

When I print a CD/DVD the printer goes into a protracted series of head cleaning routines, spits the CD tray out several times before deciding to print.

I have the media set to printable cd and use the default settings (600 dpi etc)

I also have a windows machine and while there is a cleaning routine it is no way as much as in linux.

You can almost see the ink level go down.

Any suggestions welcome.

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:51 am
by zedonet

the printer driver doesn't (and cannot) call any cleaning sequences in the printer - the printer firmware decides if it is necessary to clean the print heads before a job is printed. In my experience there is no difference in the printer's behaviour when running under Linux or Windows.

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:04 pm
by tpcug
Thank you.

I will look for some other reason