I have a Canon MP560 and cannot get my yellow edible ink to print. I have read this forum and many others and still no yellow prints. I even bought new edible ink. "Frustrated" any ideas?
Canon MP560 and other Canon printers that take the "tank" style inkjet cartridges have one thing in common: They have printheads inside the printer (not on the cartridge).
The main reason (99% of the time) why a cartridge will not print (colors don't flow through the cartridge), is if the printhead for that cartridge is blocked/clogged.
Why would a printhead get clogged? The most common reason would be due to non-use. Remember that edible inks are water + sugar based, leaving a printer idle means water could evaporate, leaving behind sugar that can crystalize and clog the printhead(s). What can you do?
1) Keep the printer working (print a few pages a week) 2) If you need to keep the printer idle, at least turn it OFF and ON every few days so it can keep cycling the cartridges and keep ink flowing. 3) If your printheads get clogged, run a printhead cleaning cycle, or install "print head cleaning" cartridges and print a few pages to get the printheads to clean out.
And of course, if you are going to use printhead cleaning cartridges, make sure that the "cleaning" solution is food grade! (available from some edible ink vendors)
Can anybody tell me where you can purchase print head cleaning cartridges and cleaning solution?