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The black, print quality when printing a document on white paper, is not 100%

I have always had HP printers and have always had a clear, black on white paper with them. I bought the Canon MP610 and I think it is a great machine - color printing is certainly to my standards but printing anything black on white paper - the black is not a true black. Even if I use BOLD in Word - the document doesn't give me the result I feel it should. It is a mousy black color - am I doing something wrong? I have tried everything to no avail.

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  • mringle Oct 01, 2008

    Yes I have exactly the same problem but really only when i use certain papers. 

  • jonmac807 Oct 21, 2008

    No - I am not using true Canon Inks - I use refilled cartridges from Cartridge World - so I best try a true canon cartridge to see if I get better results. I use 90 gm paper - I like the heavier quality. I re did the cartridge setup and the black seems to be much better - the test patterns were 95% - perhaps I am being fussy, but will try a true cartridge and see what happens. Thanks for the advice.

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Few questions, are you running true Canon Inks and refills are always a off black not a true canon black!

Have you tried doing nozzel check, does the top black squares all come out ok? if so it could be down to the paper and the inks!
if you use 80gsm paper does it print ok?

Hope this helps

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