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Faded colors with brand new printer

We just baught and set up our printer. When I tried to print a colorful page, the colors where seriously faded. No streaks, or missing colors, just very faded looking. We tried to change the intensity to darker, with no results at all. When we did a straight copy the colors where better, normal looking, but the scanner didn't seem to pick up on backgroud colors very well. I changed the intensity again to all the way dark and it was better but still not very good.

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  • Morley1 Nov 01, 2008

    Yeah - brand new printer and everything is printing out like it's at 50% intensity no matter what settings I use. But copying or word document with only black ink ok.
    Slightly better when I use high quality photo paper but on plain paper looks like pale version of my colourful artwork. 

  • j726m9302 Nov 05, 2008

    What I was told to do was change the paper setting from plain to matte. This worked great for me, and no more issues with faded colors

  • j726m9302 Nov 05, 2008

    What I was told to do by canan support, was to change the setting from plain paper to matte. This worked great and we have no more problems with faded colors.

  • Stormi_e Nov 26, 2008

    Isn't this "solution" using the hell out of your ink? It saturates the paper with ink using matte setting. I thought this was just a faulty unit, but it seems canon isn't as great as I thought. I'm taking it back and buying the Lexmark. Ink is more expensive than the damn printer to keep using the matte setting.

  • dovecut Dec 07, 2008

    Where are refilled cartridges available for this printer at a cheap price?

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Cartridge must be expired

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