I was taking apart my defunct printer, to dispose of it and also for shits and giggles.
I thought these were wires at first, turns out they are ink hoses- the ink tanks being somewhat distant from the print heads. Seems like a poor design to me. I was using generic ink instead of name brand, and the printer quit on me. My theory is that the generic ink has a different viscosity than Canon’s.
At any rate, I don’t like it. it reminds me of getting my blood drawn for all sorts of tests, I don’t know why, I always look at the wall during that bit.