Over the last few months my Canon Pixma 4300 has had difficulty printing Cyan, have used head cleaning fluid and also soaked the head overnight in hot water but to no avail, it refuses to print Cyan. This is the second print head that had failed and due to the cost of a replacement head has become uneconomical. Unfortunately I still have quite a few ink cartridges to use up, so in the meantime I can print anything that does not have blue in it.
Looking at a replacement is proving difficult due to the fact that all the new printers will not print any paper of 106gms or more, let alone card, so will have to look for something that does. I bought my wife a Canon MG5550 all in one printer for Christmas, and when trying to print card found it jammed after a few prints, which prompted me to look at the paper spec, and of course this was not capable of doing the job. I will likely opt for a printer of the same spec, and have to do with thin card in future, unless I find something more suitable at a reasonable price. Bearing in mind that the Pixma 4300 was quite an expensive printer and also capable of printing heavy card and also printing CD’s. Onwards and upwards as they say.