Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer

4 Answers

Printing is grey - too pale - Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • jrs4217 Sep 29, 2008

    The black cartridge is full. Setting to +4 makes no difference.

  • jrs4217 Sep 29, 2008

    The black cartridge is full. Setting to +4 makes no difference.

  • jrs4217 Oct 04, 2008

    How do i check that i have not selected "economy print"?
    I am getting faint copies with clean machine and full tank.

×

4 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,800 Answers

Clean the printer head and the cartridge nozzles then run the alignemet software if this not help the cardridge is faulty this sometimes happend when the cartridge are exposed to humidity.

best regards

plz do aret this post

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Canon Master
  • 6,487 Answers

Do a printhead alignment/cleaning and that should correct this problem...

Hope that helps........

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,712 Answers

Check the printer properties and make sure you have not selected "economy" print.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Oct 05, 2008

    The most important thing is DO NOT USE GENERIC OR REFILLED CARTRIDGES. USE ONLY GENUINE INKS. Using non-original inks will only cause damage to your printer and more headaches in the long run. These days printers come with certain sensors to determine if the ink is original or not..Also ensure that you have properly installed the cartridge in the correct slot.

    Open the printer properties. Depending on your make and model, the properties can differ. Usually in Canon, the following is the procedure:
    1. Open any document.
    2. Click on File > Print. This will bring up the printer properties box.
    3. At the top right corner, next to your printers name, click on the "properties" box.

    4. On the next window, towards the middle, you will find "Print Quality". Make sure it is not set to fast or economy (depending on your model). Set it to either Standard or Normal.

    5. If you are printing only B&W documents, you could try Grayscale printing. Check the grayscale box and see it this helps in any way.

    6. Try a deep clean from the "maintenance" tab in the printer properties.

    Should all this fail, you will most likely have to change the printhead. This will require servicing.



    Hope that helps!



    Please don’t forget to rate or "Accept" the solution if it
    helped you in any way, or leads you to a fix.



    Thank you for using FixYa!



    IrishDruid





×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,268 Answers

You're running out of black color. Check the black cartridge or replace it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

  • Michael Galve
    Michael Galve Sep 29, 2008

    Go to Printer properties under Printers and Faxes and deselect the Print to Greyscale option under Color Management or Printing Preferences.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Samsung clx 3185 printing is all faded, colors and black


When you go to print, your printer driver should have quality options. Make sure you're not using "economy" or "draft" mode. Try "quality" mode.

Jan 19, 2015 | Samsung Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Imacwill not print word


Is there a printer installed on the iMac?
Is your account allowed to Print?

Dec 11, 2011 | Apple Mac/iMac&iPod Speakers-(Bondie-Blue)...

1 Answer

Black and white pics print out in grey pink and pale yellow?????


tour color cartridge is empty
try change it with a new one or refill it
utube.png You-Tube video "sOriLrbuBao" placeholder (do not delete) utube.png

utube.png You-Tube video "II9gpIXs_lE&feature=related" placeholder (do not delete) utube.png

May 09, 2010 | HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Black and white pics print out in grey pink and pale yellow?????


your color cartridge is empty try refill it your self

utube.png You-Tube video "sOriLrbuBao" placeholder (do not delete) utube.png

utube.png You-Tube video "II9gpIXs_lE&feature=related" placeholder (do not delete) utube.png

Mar 17, 2010 | HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Printing problems with epson stylus 800


you should replace the ink cartridge or you can clean it by using tape and peeling it off of where the ink comes out

Jul 21, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo® R800 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Pale vertical stripe on black prints


It sounds like the black drum unit needs to be replaced.

Apr 23, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

1 Answer

CLP-300; new black cartridge; prints, results are grey,


I suspect the problem is common. The Imaging unit requires a Black developer to be replaced. you may approach samsung service center for this.

Jan 01, 2009 | Samsung CLP 300 Laser Printer

1 Answer

CARTRIDGE IS INSTALLED PROPERLY


Clean the rollers, reinsert the ink cartridges and reset the printer. Take a test page to ensure that everything works fine .

If you still have problem remove the print head and check the base whether it is clogged with ink. Clean it and place it properly and plug back the power chord to printer and take a test page .
This will solve your problem .

Nov 24, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA  MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

Related Topics:

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1814 Answers

Corne Viljoen

Level 2 Expert

385 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...