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Canon Pixma MG2100 Ink Cartridges

Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges

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  1. Compatible Canon PG540XL  / CL541XL  - Multipack (5222B005AA / 5227B005AA)

    Compatible Canon PG540XL / CL541XL - Multipack (5222B005AA / 5227B005AA)

    Premium Compatible Multipack of Canon PG 540XL / CL 541XL
    PG-540XL (180 Pages) x1
    CL-541 (180 Pages) x1
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    Inc. VAT: €39.99 Exc. VAT: €32.51
  2. Compatible Canon PG540XL Black Ink Cartridge (5222B005AA)

    Compatible Canon PG540XL Black Ink Cartridge (5222B005AA)

    Premium Compatible Canon PG 540XL Ink Cartridge:
    PG-540XL (180 Pages)
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    Inc. VAT: €19.99 Exc. VAT: €16.25
  3. Compatible Canon CL541XL Tri Colour Ink Cartridge (5227B005AA)

    Compatible Canon CL541XL Tri Colour Ink Cartridge (5227B005AA)

    Premium Compatible Canon CL 541XL
    CL-541 (180 Pages)
    Works with the PG540 Black Cartridge
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    Inc. VAT: €21.49 Exc. VAT: €17.47

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Canon Pixma MG2100 Printer Review & Troubleshoot:

This is a stylish all in one inkjet printer from Canon with good printing capabilities and average scanning ability.

Canon Pixma MG2100 come with a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, the print results are crisp and gradients and shades get very well captured. The ink used by Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges is a new one which results in enhanced and richer colour reproduction. While mono prints get printed at a speed of 8.4 ppm, colors take 4.8 ppm and photo prints take 44 seconds per print. The cartridges give about 400 prints per cartridge, which can be enhanced using heavier duty cartridges. The scanning resolution is of 1200 x 2400 dpi, and it gives good results with sharp edges and smooth colour reproduction. The foldable input tray can handle up to 100 sheets of A4 sized papers.

The Fastfront feature helps one easily replace the Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges. The quiet mode helps in lowering the print noise further resulting in silent operations. The software bundle comes with various softwares making it easy to edit, cut, print and do more with the image before printing. With full HD movie print, printing frame from a video is a breeze. It even allows you to fit the print in one page at the press of just one button. For an entry level printer, this one is very well equipped with softwares and drivers.

Advantages:
  • Very good prints
  • One-touch printing option
  • Prints frame from an HD video
  • Highly effective and useful software bundle
  • Good speed
Disadvantages:
  • Limited connectivity options
  • Very basic hardware interface
Conclusion:

Canon Pixma MG2100 is a basic entry level all in one. It gives very good quality prints and scans, though at a higher cost. A good option for home and educational purposes.

Compatible cartridge:

The compatible Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges are:

  • Canon PG540 ink cartridge
  • Canon CL541 ink cartridge
How to improve colouration on Canon Pixma MG2100 printer?

To improve the image quality of the printouts you can opt for high quality Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges. However, if you are already using good quality Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges you can try using the [Photo Optimizer PRO] function to enhance the image colours on printouts.

Note: The feature is unavailable when the XPS printer driver is used.
One can fix the colourations of image prints on their Canon printer with the help of [Photo Optimizer PRO] function.

This function help you correct the colour of images taken from digital camera or the scanned one. It is specially designed to compensate for colour shift, overexposure, and underexposure.

Follow the steps below to perform [Photo Optimizer PRO]:
  1. Open the printer driver setup window
  2. In the setup window you will find Effects tab. In this tab check the box next to Photo Optimizer PRO (you can leave the checkbox next to Apply Throughout Page, as normally the images within each page are optimized on an image-by-image basis.
  3. Click ‘Ok’ to complete the process and close the window.

This setting will prompt the printer to print images with correct colours whenever you will print next image from your Canon Pixma MG2100 printer.

If this procedure does not give you satisfying image quality, try replacing the cartridges with high-quality Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges.

Most Common FAQs for Canon Pixma MG2100:

Q. Is there any option where I can save the amount of ink required per page? I use the Canon Pixma MG2100 primarily for text printing and as far as my work is concerned quality of the print doesn't matter.
A.
Printers have two options: one is the draft mode and the other is best quality mode. If you want to save the amount of ink please select the draft mode. On switching to draft mode, printer will save approximately half the amount of Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges compared to best quality. Draft mode can help you save more on ink as well toner cartridges.

Q. Does Canon Pixma MG2100 require a manual print head cleaning or it will automatically clean the printhead?
A.
Canon Pixma MG2100 will perform an automatic cleaning process for the print head whenever required. However, under circumstances where you come across print quality issues such as horizontal lines on the text or the graphics or blank pages you will have to perform a manual printhead cleaning.

Q. What are the different factors that may affect the performance/duty cycle of my Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges?
A.
The amount of ink used for texts, graphics and images has a great impact on the amount of ink used. Nevertheless, there are some more factors that may affect your Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridge performance. Such as:

  • If the printer has been kept in an environment with excess humidity the printer may not be able to use the ink to print onto the paper correctly
  • Old models use more printer than the new ones. The new advanced technology for the printers has been designed in a way that saves a lot of ink while printing
  • If you don't use the printer at least once in a month it may affect the ink cartridge performance
  • If the size of the print job is larger than what the printer can handle, it may get heated up and result in inefficient printing

Q. How long is the shelf-life of Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges?
A. The shelf-life of Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges is 2 years if the packaging of the cartridges have not been opened. Out of the packaging, the shelf-life of these Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges drops to only 6 months. To ensure a good print quality and good cartridges, you must store these cartridges in a cool place away from direct sunlight. If you purchase cartridges in advance then make sure you do not open the packaging until the cartridges have to be used.

Q. How can I prevent the print head nozzles of my Canon Pixma MG2100 printer from getting clogged?
A. Dry ink clogs the print head nozzles of a printer. To prevent ink from drying up in the print head nozzles, you need to make sure that the printer is used often. If the printer is not used as much then the ink present in the Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges will clog the nozzles. Since the print head nozzles are exposed to air, the ink dries up. If this happens then you can run the cleaning cycles a few times. During the cleaning cycle a certain amount of ink is used from the Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges to clear the clog.

Q. What are the types of media that I cannot use for printing using my Canon Pixma MG2100 printer? Why can’t these be used?
A. There are certain specifications for the media type for all the printer. These specifications should strictly be followed. At some point, the printing errors arise. Note that the printing quality issues are not necessarily caused due to the Canon Pixma MG2100 ink cartridges, but even the media type affects the quality of printing. The following are the media types that should not be used for printing:

  1. Curled or wrinkled paper
  2. Very thin or very thick paper
  3. Damp or moist paper
  4. Postcards with pictures
  5. Postcards with stickers
  6. Paper with holes
  7. Envelopes with sticky flap
  8. Embossed envelopes
  9. Paper with staple pins attached
  10. Paper with any kind of glue or adhesive
  11. Paper that is not rectangular or square
  12. Decorative paper

If you use any of the above papers for printing, you will be severely damaging your printer. The print quality will certainly be compromised and you will eventually have problems using the printer in future.

Q. I am looking for a serial number of my Canon Pixma MG2100 printer. What does it look like and where should I find it?
A. The serial number of your Canon Pixma MG2100 printer will be located either at the back of your printer or inside the printer. It will be printed on a white sticker which has bar codes and other information related to the printer. The serial number of your Canon Pixma MG2100 printer will be of 9 digits. It will have 4 alphabets in the beginning followed by 5 numerical values. First check the back of your printer for the white sticker. It may be present at either left or right side. If it is not present there then you inspect the inside of the printer. If the white sticker is present in the interior of the printer then you will have to check if the sticker if clean and does not have ink stains on it. If there are ink stains on the sticker then remove these marks using a clean cotton cloth. If the marks do not go by the cotton cloth the dampen it a bit and very carefully and gently rub off the ink marks.