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Printing The selection of the type of media in the printer. On A4 Plain or Standard printing color is fine On A4 Matt or Gloss print color is Purple in Color missing a number of colors blue cyan and Cyan, Green When Selecting a A5 size or smaller and selecting standard, Matt and Gloss printing is fine Have done head cleaning deep cleaning also reset drivers. Have done test print all colors show up and are fine Have checked and replaced tanks I have ensured that I have selected the type of media loaded in the printer when printing on paper other then plain paper

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I wonder if it is in fact a printer problem? have you tried different programs?

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I have a canon mp 240 and it Prints fine if you only need half of the document. It cuts everything in half! Like it reads the header wrong or blows up the words or make extra spaces. How can I get it to...

I thought maybe you have the paper size set to Landscape rather than Portrait. If not, then you might look at:

I did some searching on that site and it yielded the hlep below which may give you some help.

Issue: How do I set my printer so my printout fits the paper size I am using?
Solution: Use the recommended Print Area MP240

Printing Area title-bar.gif To ensure the best print quality, the machine allows a margin along each edge of media. The actual printable area will be the area inside these margins.
Recommended printing area (dark blue):
Canon recommends that you print within this area. (o_darkblue13.jpg)
Printable area (light blue):
The area where it is possible to print. (o_lightblue14.jpg)
However, printing in this area can affect the print quality or the paper feed precision.

o_area15.jpg i_note.gif Note
Borderless Printing
By selecting the Borderless Printing option, you can make prints with no margins.
bullet_s.gif When performing Borderless Printing, slight cropping may occur at the edges since the printed image is enlarged to fill the whole page.
bullet_s.gif For Borderless Printing, use the following paper.
- Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" GP-501
- Photo Paper Glossy GP-502
- Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-201
- Photo Paper Pro Platinum PT-101
- Photo Paper Plus Glossy II PP-201
-Photo Paper Pro II PR-201
- Matte Photo Paper MP-101
Performing Borderless Printing on any other type of paper may substantially reduce printing quality and/or result in printouts with altered color hues.
Borderless Printing on plain paper may result in printouts with reduced quality. Use them only for test printing. You can perform Borderless Printing on plain paper only when printing from your computer.
bullet_s.gif Depending on the type of paper, Borderless Printing may reduce the print quality at the top and bottom edges of the paper or cause these parts to become smudged.
See A5, A4, B5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Wide.
See Letter, Legal.
See Envelopes.
sikaku.gif A5, A4, B5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Wide
Printable Area (width x height)
5.56 x 7.95 inches / 141.2 x 202.0 mm
8.00 x 11.38 inches / 203.2 x 289.0 mm
6.90 x 9.80 inches / 175.2 x 249.0 mm
4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm
3.73 x 5.69 inches / 94.8 x 144.4 mm
4" x 8" / 10 x 20 cm*
3.73 x 7.69 inches / 94.8 x 195.2 mm
5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm*
4.73 x 6.69 inches / 120.2 x 169.8 mm
8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm*
7.73 x 9.69 inches / 196.4 x 246.0 mm
3.73 x 6.80 inches / 94.8 x 172.6 mm

* This page size can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_ap_069.jpg o_darkblue6.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue7.jpgPrintable area
sikaku.gif Letter, Legal
Printable Area (width x height)
8.00 x 10.69 inches / 203.2 x 271.4 mm
8.00 x 13.69 inches / 203.2 x 347.6 mm

* This page size can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_ap_074.jpg o_darkblue4.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue5.jpgPrintable area

sikaku.gif Envelopes
Printable Area (width x height)
European DL*
4.06 x 7.12 inches / 103.2 x 180.8 mm
US Comm. Env. #10*
3.86 x 7.96 inches / 98.0 x 202.1 mm

* Envelopes can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_darkblue8.jpgRecommended printing area

Jun 30, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP240 All-In-One InkJet...

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The black print on my Dell 1320C laser printer is very light (grey) in fact. I replaced the black toner at no avail. The other colors are fine.what can I do to soulve the problem. ...

It sound like you have either a very low toner density set, which would normally be set either through the control panel or the driver, or possibly the Dell Toner conservation system turned on. Here is Dells owners manual info on dealing with light print.
The toner cartridges may be low or need to be replaced. Confirm the amount of toner in each toner cartridge.
  1. Press [Printer Status], and then click the Status tab in the printer driver.
Ensure Non-Dell Toner is not selected in the Printer Maintenance tab in the Tool Box.
  1. Click the Tool Box button.
Set Toner Saving Mode to Off in the printer driver.
  1. Press [Printing Preferences], and then click the Advanced tab.
If you are printing on an uneven print surface, change the paper type setting in the printer driver. For example, change the plain paper to thick.
  1. Press [Printing Preferences], and then click the Paper Tray tab.
Verify that the correct print media is being used.
  1. See "Print Media Sizes and Support".
Ensure that eight yellow ribbons are correctly removed from the PHD (Print Head Device) unit.
  1. See "Replacing the PHD (Print Head Device) Unit" and "Installing the PHD Unit".
Ensure that the developer motor starts.
  1. Contact Dell.
Ensure that the dispense motor starts.
  1. Contact Dell.
When you are printing many images with low density, do the Toner Refresh Mode.
  1. Click the Tool Box button.
  2. Press the Start button to check the density of colors.
  3. If the print is too light, Select Refresh Mode from the list. Press the Start(1)-(4) buttons.
CAUTION: Using the Refresh Mode consumes extra toner.
  1. After you complete the Refresh Mode, select Chart Print from the list. Press the Print with A4(3) or Print with Letter(C) button for 4 Colors Configuration Chart. "Printing" appears.
    Is the problem recovered?

May 06, 2011 | Dell 1320c Laser Printer

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How to set my printer to print black ink only

Option 1 - when printing, go to printer settings and select 'Plain Paper' as the Media Type. If any other paper type is selected, color ink will be used to create black. The pigment black ink will only be used when printing on plain paper. Check the box for 'Grayscale Printing'. If either 'Borderless Printing' or 'Duplex Printing' are enabled from the Page Setup tab, grayscale will be created using a combination of the color (dye) inks to prevent smearing.
I tried this once myself, but the result seemed to be useless for printing photographs.

Option 2 - Using quadtone inks may be the solution.

Jun 14, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP540 All-In-One InkJet...

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Why does the printer use one black cartridge and not the other? Is there some way of instructing it to use the left hand one too?

the pixma printers use the large black tank in most modes like text and standard (default) or fast photo printing .. thats most economical when you are using just plain paper .... it will switch to the small black tank only if you select "High" quality mode .. that black matches the nature of the color inks much better and results in really good color pictures if you are using Gloss or Matt high quality photo paper .. you can select the quality level by the following ... when you start to print, a window comes up where you can select which printer you want ... at the right of this window is "preferences" .. click that .. now select the type of paper and "High" quality mode .... now the printer will slow down but will provide really nice results and it will use the small tank black ink instead of the large tank ....the small tank is only used for "high" quality photo prints which is only needed for high quality photo paper .. if you havent tried that yet you might want to get some glossy photo paper (either Canons or Costco has great stuff if you want a lot, like 150 sheets) but most glossy paper will work except colors might need tweeking for some ... print a nice photo in the high quality mode and you should be really impressed .. and you will be using your small black ink tank .. you might want to make the first few pictures small (2x3 inch) untill you are sure everything is the way you want it .. i usually print in the top left corner first .. then reinsert the same paper and try again right next to that .. i do that until i get the colors perfect .. then i print big .. 5x7 or even 8x10 on a new sheet... the high quality mode can be selected for just plain paper and it will use the special black ink but it doesnt result in a better picture .. so no point in doing that unless you want to experiment .. if you never print high quality photos then you will never use the small tank black ink .. it will still be used up eventually because of normal head cleaning the machine does automatically .. ...
grey scaling does not select the special ink unless you select "High" for the quality setting .. then yes you can print using that small tank black ..again it will buy you a lot if you are using High quality photo paper ... almost nothing for plain paper but at least it will allow you to use that ink .. ..

Dec 13, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4600 Color InkJet Photo...

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Gloss or semi gloss paper stuck in fuser

You need to change your setting for media type, and media weight( you can use auto for this setting) but for media type you have several options. Bond, glossy, plain, etc. This setting adjust temperature for the fuser. You can do this at the front panel in menus.

Jul 20, 2009 | Xante Ilumina Digital Color Press Printer

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Can I use only a black BJ cartridge on a Canon 620 printer?

Nope. You can use Cyan, Magenta and Yellow as well as Black.

Specifications (BJC 620):
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Connectivity Technology: Cable
  • Language Simulation: EPSON LQ • IBM Proprinter X24E
  • Media Type: Coated Paper • Envelopes • Glossy Paper • Labels • Photo Paper • Plain Paper • Transparencies
  • Max Media Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) • Legal (216 x 356 mm, 8.5 x 14")
  • Total Media Capacity: 100 Sheets
  • Media Path Type: Straight
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 3.x
  • Product ID: 20152942
  • Exterior Color: White Product Description for Canon BJC 620 (From the Manufacturer, Canon)
    Simply a piece of printing marvel, with high definition printing, superior ink technology, innovative waste-free ink system and user-friendly Windows printing system. The BJC-620, simply a must buy for those who seriously considers printing in superior, high quality color. It comes with an Internet kit.

    This printer model is not being manufactured by Canon any more
    Related links for Canon BJC 620:
    Canon BJC 620 printer ink cartridges at's site
    Canon printer ink cartridges
    Canon BJC 620 Driver

  • Apr 18, 2009 | Canon BJC 6200 / CanoScan N650U InkJet...

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    CD label (Neato) printing problem

    Try to change your paper type to plain paper - it could be because it is a bit glossy that it thinks it's photo paper that is not inserted correctly.

    Jan 04, 2009 | HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One InkJet...

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    Problem printing on matte photo paper

    no thats why it is not working the right way you have to use the semi gloss paper thats what it requiers

    Jan 03, 2009 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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    hi. open your printer driver the maintenance tab click ink cartridge box select which cartridge to
    in the main tab under media type... select plain paper.
    in page setup tab... make sure borderless printing is unchecked.
    if you use any paper other than plain or you use borderless printing the color cartridge will be used.
    hope this helps you.

    Oct 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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    Problem While printing

    Hi there it seems to me that you have the printer driver set incorrectly.

    First on the computer click on
    Then Control panel
    Printers and Faxes
    once in there right hand click on the pinter and select printing preferences.

    Select the tray you wish to use as your default. Ok and exit that.

    On the printer press the green tick button move the up or down arrow until paper handling is displayed. Select which feed either cassette or MP then sizes for this tray. Once that is complete select what media type the paper is i.e. plain preprinted or others.

    (You may have to do that in the printing preferences within the driver as well)

    That all going well you should now be able to press the print button and the page will come out from where you asked it from and with out pressing any buttons.

    Hope this was of some help.

    Dec 26, 2007 | HP LaserJet 2420 Printer

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