Question about Printers & Copiers
It sound's like an ink-feed issue:
1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
2) No-ink or poor quality ink
3) Damaged head: some are part of the cartridge, some are not
4) Air bubbles in ink
The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
photo print. The hi-res photo puts the greatest demand on the print head.
The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
where the head has failed to deposit ink, so one or two primary
colors are missing from the complete picture.
For example missing yellow will make a blue line.
Missing magenta will make a green line
Missing cyan will make a red line.... etc..
Clean the heads again and again, print again and again,
hoping to flush the system.
BUT, keep in mind that cleaning wastes huge amounts of
ink and tiny little cartridges of ink cost more than many new printers.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
SOURCE: I have a canon pixma
You will find that the ink in the cartridge is low or almost out. If you haven't printed pictures for some time than the unit has still purged, which means to have sucked ink through the head, everytime you have turned it on. The long and short of this is that over time it has been emptying your cartridges. Nothing you can do about it, it is just the wayy these machines operate. Try checking the ink levels and if they are all full, leave the print head in park overnight and try again tomorrow, see what happens. If it is still giving you lines than it may need to have the print head replaced.
Don't do any more cleans now, you are just wasting your ink. Allow it to sit and you may find it will fix itself.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
Are you sure your ink is not on the verge of finishing? Try changing the colour ink and print again. Sometimes I take the cartridge out, shake the ink down just in the same flashing motion as I do my pen, then replace it. You may try that.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
Is it the ink cartridge contacts you already cleaned? If so, then you can also clean it using the tools menu from the printer panel:
-press setup menu, then go to tools
-select clean print cartridge and press ok
-it will print a test page. If the printout is good, you can try printing again.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
That is ink or dirt on the rollers, you need to clean them by lifting the lid, as if you were putting new ink in, and wipeing the rollers that the paper runs through.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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