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PIXMA Ip4000 When I print with blocks of color, the colors appear striped. When I do a nozzle check, everything is find except the dark magenta strip is two-toned, dark on top half and light on bottom half. Do I need a new print head? I have tried multiple deep cleanings, etc.

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  • ddamen
    ddamen Nov 10, 2008

    I am printing on plain paper and my printer is set for plain paper. I have had the printer for a few years (4 maybe) and it will probably cost less to get a new printer instead of sending it in for repair.

    I appreciate your suggestion, I'll keep it in mind for my home printer. This is my office printer and it works good for text which is its primary use. Thank you.

  • oddpod Dec 10, 2008

    I have a very similar problem but for me it is the blue which appears to be two-toned and there are stripes appearing in the blocks of colour. For me this seems to have nothing to do with the paper type. I have the problem with photo paper and plain paper. I have tried deep cleans, normal cleans, auto realignment, and even physically cleaning the heads (though only very gently).
    Any suggestions?????

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I assume you're using photo paper.

Go to File/Print. Click Properties. Click Media Type and chose the photo paper you are using, whether it's Photo Paper Pro or whatever. If you're printing using Plain paper and you have photo paper in the printer, you'll get the stripes.

Hope that helps

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