Forum Question: Is There a Way to Auto Print a Test Sheet To Avoid Ink Drying Out?

My new Canon TS8050 can, I believe switch itself on when a request to print is received from my imac or ipad or Android phone via the Canonprint App.
Since my last printer’s head died posssibly because I was not using it regularly enough I wondered if you could you come up with a relatively simple way of initiating a test print every seven days – ideally dating from the last print.
If this is too difficult then every seven days would do

Ideally iniation from the iPad (latest software release) as this is used most often but if could be from Android or iMac (Sierra).
Thanks.

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John Bennett

Comments: 2 Responses to “Is There a Way to Auto Print a Test Sheet To Avoid Ink Drying Out?”

    10/1/17 @ 2:21 pm

    I can’t think of any way to do this from the iPad or an Android device, as they don’t really support automation. But an iMac, I suppose it would work if you would create an Automator process, set the actions in that process to print a test document, and then hook that into a weekly calendar event that fires every week at a certain time.

    You’ll need to experiment with Automator to see if you can do that. Create a Calendar Alarm, then use the Print Finder Items action. Make that print a TextEdit document with whatever content you want.

    There are lots of ways this could not work, and many of them have to do with your printer and its drivers. But give it a try and report back if you were able to get it going.

    This ink drying problem is one of the reasons I haven’t bought an inkjet printer in many years and never will again. With laser printers so cheap nowadays, I don’t even know why they make them anymore.

    John Bennett
    10/1/17 @ 3:05 pm

    Thank you Gary

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