Well, the Canon electronics seem to care way too much about the paper feed sensors, and can’t do reverse linefeed on command.
No problem, they were silly slow anyhow – it did’t have head acceleration compensation for dot positioning like the HP F4480 does.
I’ll keep the PSU, frame and printhead, but ditch the control electronics. The frame fitment is really nice, and having a pen capping station that ‘just works’ is a great plus.
Now, on to the Y axis braided fishing line drive….