Dmax Ink™

All Black Ink System for Canon Pixma Pro-100 – Setup Tutorial

Successful film printing with this great Canon printer model comes from having the perfect software and solutions for bubble jet technology. The Ink Master Kit complete with Freehand’s formulated Dmax dye ink for this unique technology is the reason this printer has been transformed into a focused film printing device for screen printers.

Learn by watching the video, or review the written transcript. If you still have questions submit a tech ticket, or reply back to your technician in an open ticket.

Video Transcript

In this video I’ll walk you through how to set up the Dmax all black ink system with a Canon Pixma Pro-100.

First, setup your new printer using the stock Canon ink then print a test page from the Canon printer driver to confirm the printer is in proper working order.

Now open the Dmax starter kit. Inside you will find eight refillable ink cartridges, eight plugs, eight gaskets, a pair of gloves, a syringe, a blunt syringe needle, a syringe cap, a bottle of Dmax Dye Ink, as well as a bottle of Amaze-Ink liquid inkjet clog buster. Remove the yellow sticker on each cartridge exposing the air hole.

Assemble the syringe and needle by screwing the threaded needle into the syringe.

For each cartridge draw 11 milliliters of ink into the syringe then slowly and carefully inject the ink into the refillable cartridge through the larger ink injection hole. Fill slowly giving the internal sponge time to absorb ink. When completed plug the injection hole with one of the included L-shaped plugs.

Repeat this process for all eight cartridges.

Now lift the printer lid revealing the print head and ink cartridges. You will have 10 minutes to complete the following steps before the printer returns the print head to its docked position.

Remove the Canon color ink cartridges. Install the included gaskets into the print head as shown here. Now remove the refillable cartridges from their orange sleds and place them into their proper color coordinated slots. Each tank will display a steady red light confirming acceptance. Close the lid of the printer.

Properly store the stock Canon color ink tanks by placing them in the sleds the Dmax cartridges came with.

Load a few sheets of letter sized paper to print a nozzle check and ensure all tanks are printing properly. Run the AccuRIP Ruby installer. Complete the setup Wizard to build and test your AccuRIP printer driver.

Confirm the printer is clog free. Click the Gear icon to open the Maintenance features in Ruby. Click Nozzle Check.

A good nozzle check should look like this with no gaps in the grey areas. If you see gaps you may have a slight clog. Run a cleaning then print another nozzle check to ensure the clog is removed.

Load a single sheet of film into the printer. Click the Yellow alert icon in the tool bar or from the File menu choose Droplet Weight Density Test print. This will help you find your ideal droplet weight for all future prints. If you need assistance with at any step of this process please go to solutions for screen printers dot com, the support menu, then click “submit a support ticket.” A member of Freehand’s Fanatical Support team will help you with professional speed.

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