iPF8400S Basic Guide
replace the old one.
The printer consumes a lot of ink
Many full-page color images
Head Cleaning B in the
Control Panel menu is
You have just finished initial
installation, when more ink
is consumed to fill the
The Printhead nozzles are
Ink Level Detection
Ink level detection will be deactivated if you load ink tanks once emptied.
Ink level detection
Ink tanks specified for this printer feature an ink level detection function to prevent the ink from
running out during printing, which prevents printer damage. (See "Ink Tanks.")➔P.26
This function will not work correctly if you use refill ink tanks. As a result, printing stops. Thus, before
using refill ink tanks, you must cancel the ink level detection.
Printing with the ink level detection canceled may lead to printer damage and printing problems.
Canon Inc. is not liable for any damage that may occur as a result of refilling ink.
• After ink level detection has been released, this function cannot be reactivated for currently
loaded Ink Tank. To use ink level detection again, replace the Ink Tank with new ones specified
for use with the printer.
• Repeatedly removing and inserting an Ink Tank may damage the connection between the Ink
Tank and the printer, which may cause ink leakage from the Ink Tank and damage the printer.
Releasing ink level detection
On the Display Screen, a message indicates
that the ink level cannot be detected. After
checking the message, press the ▶ button.
(See "Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge.")➔P.49
In print jobs such as photos, images are filled with color. This consumes a lot of ink. This
does not indicate a problem with the printer.
Head Cleaning B in the Control Panel menu consumes a lot of ink. This does not indicate a
problem with the printer. Unless the printer has been moved or stored for a long period or
you are troubleshooting Printhead problems, we recommend not performing Head
Cleaning B, to the extent possible.
After initial installation or at the first-time use after transfer, ink flows into the system
between the Ink Tank and Printhead. Although the amount of remaining ink may drop as a
result, it does not indicate a problem.
Check for nozzle clogging.
(See "Checking for Nozzle Clogging.")➔User's Guide