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Canon i550 has has rainbow line in output

About 1 month ago, when I print out photo-pics (on avg glossy photo paper), I get a "rainbow line" that prints at approx the 90% point of printing. I use Canon ink cartridges, haven't changed any settings or way that I print out, and none of the ink cartridges are low. Any tips/insights ???
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  • coc842 Sep 11, 2008

    My printer is printing the same rainbow strip at the end of every photo page I print

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Even though you say you have ink, the "rainbow" line is usually an ink problem. Try doing a head clean process.

Right-mouse click on the printer and bring up "Properties". There should be a 'Maintenance" tab and one or more cleaning options and/or nozzle checks.

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