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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Kate Fights, I Cry, May 29, 2005.

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  1. Is it normal for inkjet printers to not work properly on hot
    days?

    This year for instance when we have had days in the high 30s
    I have noticed that on one or two occasions my printer would
    print colour pictures then miss some colours but if you did
    one or two more copies of the same picture it would eventually
    sort itself out and work properly.

    Is this kind of thing normal in hot weather?
     
  2. [BnH]

    [BnH] Guest

    Your ink head is clogged with ink that turn into wax.
    I suspect you always turn off your printer when not in use ?

    Back home, my inkjet worked in 30+ C and humidity near 80% without any
    problem.

    =bob=
     
  3. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Guest

    But would it have worked in 30+ heat and humidity in the low 20's ?
    Back a few years ago I was working in Dalby and we had all sorts of problems
    with inkjet printers getting their nozzles blocked. On one particularly hot
    day (40+) we had cartridges on the shelf bursting. The Canon's of the day
    (BJC600) in particular had big problems with the ink in their cartridges
    starting to boil at those sorts of temperatures, and it would bubble up out
    of the cartridges inside the printer.
     
  4. Ink drying up in printers isn't a problem exclusive to a few makes / models.
    We had a very expensive HP that was networked. If no one sent a job to it
    for a couple of days, one or more of the colours would get clogged and
    require some manual intervention to get it going again.

    One solution was to remove the clogged cartridge and clear the dried ink
    from the outlet with a wet cotton bud. Worked for us everytime.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
  5. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope.
     
  6. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Mine does, and in below the 10s too with humidity.
    Dont get that myself.
    Never had that either.
    Never seen that either at those temps which are routine every summer here.
     
  7. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    I dont print at anything like that rate, lucky if its once a month and
    I dont have to manually intervene at all with a Canon BJC 4310SP
    Dont need to bother myself.
     
  8. Rob

    Rob Guest

    You may want to ask on

    comp.periphs.printers

    also
     
  9. A predictable response. Now where's your counter evidence? You may have
    had no problems with your Canon BJ, but that is just one of hundreds of
    currently and recently available models.

    The HP model I used is just one example (I can give you plenty of others).
    It was used to print mostly colour transparencies and had a heater element
    in it to aid in ink drying. It was more prone to clogging up in this mode
    than if the simple plain paper printing mode was used. Never the less, a
    long weekend break usually meant the first printed sheets sent to the
    printer had less than impressive print quality, often requiring someone to
    remove the ink cartridges and de-clog the feeds.

    I have an Epson Photo EX (A3 printer) that, (if not used for a while) often
    has to go through a protracted head cleaning routine before getting a really
    good print out of it.



    Lucky you.
     
  10. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Your shit in spades.
    Below, fuckwit.
    You quite sure you aint one of those rocket scientist fuckwits ?
    How odd that we dont get much of the problem being discussed
    here, with a very wide variety of printers, with 10 days over 40C
    and humiditys down below 10% being not that uncommon.

    The problem is indeed mostly seen with just SOME makes and models.
    Says sweet **** all about how common that is with other printers, fuckwit.

    No wonder even telstra gave you the bums rush.
    Says sweet **** all about how common that is with other printers, fuckwit.

    No wonder even telstra gave you the bums rush.
    No luck involved, it was just designed properly, fuckwit.

    No wonder even telstra gave you the bums rush.
     
  11. <snipped speeds irrelevant drivel>

    Speed has one printer that works, so the rest of you are all fuckwits
    with no idea.
     
  12. Unfortunately this would appear to be the case if you are Rod on Speed. :(

    Typically Rod on Speed quotes his one and probably only experience with one
    Canon BJ printer and applies this to a blanket statement on ALL BJ printers.
    What a macaroon!!

    When challenged to provide evidence to counter my statement that the problem
    was not confined to a single printer but had actually been experienced on
    several other models (I quoted two as examples), Rod in his typical "I'm God
    so there attitude" offers no viable counter evidence except his one with one
    Canon model.

    Typical of Rod's responses when questioned about his usual drivel is to
    attempt to big note himself and prove just what sort of an ill-informed and
    egotist individual he really is and making a complete arsehole out of
    himself by resorting to abuse. But this doesn't surprise many.

    Except for the fact that it's now Winter, one might get the impression Rod's
    brain (hang on does he actually have one?) has been heat affected.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
  13. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Lying. Again.

    No wonder even telstra gave you the bums rush, right out the door.
     
  14. Rod on Speed,

    Why do you even bother lurking here?

    You are as boring as bat shit and seem to have that hotkey stuck AGAIN !!!

    Why even bother replying to a thread if you have nothing useful to
    contribute?

    Your inane one word replies e.g. "Nope", "wrong", "liar" etc provide no
    useful information to the OP and only serve to reinforce what most have come
    to realise - you are just an arrogant, self opinionated and rude individual
    with obviously nothing better to do all day (and night) but post crap to
    this and
    numerous other newsgroups. You need a real job to occupy your time.

    For God's sake at least come up with something new to write. Besides you
    can't even get the capitalisation on proper names right. Fail primary
    school English did you Rodney?
     

  15. Ohno, dont you know what you've done ?

    You've put 40 cents into the Cirque De Usenet entity, known as the RodBot.

    Google "RodBot" + usenet.

    8]

    (He's proud of that btw... scary huh)
     
  16. Well, you kinda get the impression that Rod's responses are both predictable
    and quite possibly automated. Any small snippet of useful information must
    be sorted from the mounds of bovine excretory garbage that seems to flow
    endlessly from his keyboard. Sigh......

    I'd wish he would just have an original thought once in a while to break the
    monotony from his usual drivel.
     
  17. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Some terminal fuckwit pathological liar claiming to be
    Alan Rutlidge <> desperately
    attempted to bullshit its way out of its lies in message
    and fooled absolutely no one at all. As always.

    No wonder even telstra gave it the bums rush, right out the door.
     
  18. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Some terminal fuckwit pathological liar claiming to be
    Alan Rutlidge <> desperately
    attempted to bullshit its way out of its lies in message
    and fooled absolutely no one at all. As always.

    No wonder even telstra gave it the bums rush, right out the door.
     
  19. Give the guy a chance, i get a chuckle out of it.

    <snip>
     
  20. Pòg Mo Thòin was correct. Rod on Speed is indeed a Bot - a RodBot - what a
    laugh. I wonder if most of his 10G download limit goes on "reading" usenet
    messages.

    Seriously folks are the tax payers of Australia subsidising Rod to stay at
    home to troll the net?
     
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