Blank page printing is a common problem in canon printers. Canon printers have either 2 or 4+ cartridges. This issue generally occurs when there is no ink in the cartridge, or due to the blockage of vacuum in the cartridge. You can use the following measures to resolve this issue of your printer printing blank pages.
Breather Tape - The breather tape should be immediately removed as it halts the ink to prevail blockage out of the vacuum in the cartridge which ceases the ink to come out on paper hence resulting in blank page printing.
Install a New Cartridge Before It Runs Dry- If your printer is giving warning signs of low cartridge, you should immediately replace it with a new cartridge. If you ignore the printer ink level warning sign, it will start introducing air into the print nozzle causing blockage. The hindrance of air going into the nozzle of the printer will cease the printer to print blank pages. The process might not be completely put to halt but you may simply get lines through the printing.it is due to the blockage of few nozzles.
Using Low Quality and Third Party Generic Ink Cartridges- If you are not using the right ink and rather use a third party low quality ink, the chances of blockage of print nozzle increases.there are chances of malfunction if the ink is not similar to canon inks, and multiple risk of malfunction. This is because the printer ink needs to run at the right rate and also needs to be formulated to not condense or dry too fast.
Following are the guidelines to be kept in mind while dealing with such issue;
1. Print regularly
This helps the ink to flow constantly through the printhead. It will help the printer to stop ink from sitting and making blockage in the nozzle.
2. Use only high quality generic cartridges
Usage of high quality generic cartridge should be utilized .Usage of quality ink can create high quality printouts and a correct viscosity which will not choke or block the print nozzles.
3. Make sure that the printer is placed in a cool position.
It is recommend to place your printer near at a cool place because it is feasible that the ink might coagulate or solidify inside the printhead when the printer is not in use. Locate the printer away from windows and shift the printer to a cooler location so it may prevent any obstacle from occurring.