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Printing Dillema Problem - Problem performing normal printing. Printer won't print at all. Performed a test print from a Word document - Could not print. the "paper out" orange light starts flashing. Performed a "print test page" - Unsuccessful. Got "error" status. "Paper Out" orange light start flashing and a pop up message says "this document has failed to print". Actual Printer symptoms - When idle (that is, no print jobs being sent to it) the printer makes a noise, typical to the sound it makes as it is about to print. The cartridge head that is situated on the right side, slides back and forth by a few centimetres. It keeps doing this as if it is resetting itself. It only stops doing this when a message is sent to the printer (which it doesn't print) and the orange paper out light starts flashing. When I press this button, paper does not come out. Background - Had the printer for a few years. Have bought new inkjet cartridge. Have removed and added printer program again twice (restarted my laptop on both occassions).

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Flashing resume light also can mean:

1. cartridge is missing or an incorrect print cartridge is installed
2. cartridge is out of ink
3. dirty cartridge contacts
4. paper jammed

Check are cartridges firmly snapped into place and not empty. Use water to wash copper on cartridges if contacts are dirty.

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Can not get printer to print information that on top to be copy on bottom of same page.


  1. Select 'Properties' from the Print dialog.

    Note: Properties may be indicated as Advanced, depending on the application software.

  2. Click the Page Setup tab.

  3. In the Printing Type section, select 'Normal-size Printing', 'Fit-to-Page Printing', 'Scaled Printing', or 'Page Layout Printing'.

  4. Select 'Duplex Printing'.


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    Note: When a media type other than Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided, or Postcard is selected in the Media Type menu, duplex printing cannot be performed.

  5. Specify Staple Side.
    1. The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best staple position.
    2. Click the Staple Side drop-down arrow and select the setting. If you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
    3. If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the Margin width

  6. When the setting is completed, click the OK button at the bottom of the window.


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    Note:
    If a media type other than Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
    The document will be printed on one side of a sheet of paper when printing starts. When printing is complete, reload paper according to the displayed message and then click OK. The document will be printed on the opposite side.

    If Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
    The document will be printed front and back alternately for one sheet at a time, when printing starts. Load the paper according to the displayed messages.


  7. You will be prompted, while printing, to remove the printed page and reload it in the ASF.

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  8. Dependent on the number of pages to print, you will need to repeat step 7 until all pages have printed.

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HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE CHARACTER PITCH


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You have not specified which printer you are using.
1. In a serial printer having a displaceable printing head and being selectively operative in a setting mode for setting a variable character pitch and in a normal mode for effecting a printing operation according to the set character pitch: a plurality of manually operable switches each having assigned thereto a normal function which is performed when the switch is operated when the printer is in the normal mode and having assigned thereto a setting function which is performed when the switch is operated when the printer is in the setting mode, at least one of the switches having a setting function which effects selective displacement of the printing head to one of a plurality of predetermined positions each corresponding to a different character pitch; means for producing character pitch data effective to specify a desired character pitch according to the selected position to which the printing head is selectively displaced; and storage means operative when the printer is in the setting mode for setting therein the desired character pitch data for use during a printing operation of the printer in the normal mode.

2. A serial printer according to claim 1; including controlling means for controlling the serial printer to effect changeover between the normal mode and setting mode.

3. A serial printer according to claim 2; wherein one of the switches has a setting function which enables the controlling means to set the setting mode.

4. A serial printer according to claim 3; wherein two of the switches have setting functions which effect selective displacement of the printing head in opposite directions.

5. A serial printer according to claim 3; wherein one of the switches has a setting function which enables the storage means to set therein the desired character pitch data.

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Have you performed a print head cleaning? If not, follow the instructions below:

1) Press <Menu> on the panel repeatedly until [Maintenance] appears on the display

2) Press left or right arrow buttons until the cleaning setting you want appears, either [Head Cleaning] or [Head Refreshing]

3) Press the <OK> button.

Note: Head cleaning should be attempted first, and may need to be done more than once. Examine the results of the test page.

Head refreshing is more aggressive, uses more ink and should only be performed when necessary (ie. when multiple head cleanings failed to solve your print problem).

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Print a test page and perform head clean if necessary.

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Do pixma Mp610 support duplex printing


The MP610 does support duplex printing.

Duplex Printing
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The duplex printing function allows you to print data on both sides of a sheet of paper.
The procedure for performing duplex printing is as follows:
Performing automatic duplex printing
You can perform the duplex printing without having to turn over the paper.
1. Open the printer driver setup window, check the Duplex Printing check box, and confirm that Automatic is checked.
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2. Select Normal-size Printing (or Fit-to-Page Printing, Scaled Printing or Page Layout Printing) from the Page Layout list.
3. When printing a document that has small margins, click Print Area Setup... and set the print area.
When you perform duplex printing, the print area of the document becomes slightly narrower than usual and the document may not fit on one page.
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sub.gifTo print without reducing the page:
Select Use normal-size printing.
sub.gifTo reduce the page slightly during printing:
Select Use reduced printing.
4. Specify Staple Side.
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best staple position. Check the Staple Side setting. If you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
5. If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the Margin width.
6. Click OK.
Duplex printing will be started.

Performing duplex printing manually
You can perform the duplex printing manually.
1. Check the Duplex Printing check box and uncheck the Automatic check box on the Page Setup tab.
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2. Select Normal-size Printing (or Fit-to-Page Printing, Scaled Printing or Page Layout Printing) from the Page Layout list.
3. Specify Staple Side.
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best staple position. Check the Staple Side setting. If you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
4. If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the Margin width.
5. Click OK.
sub.gifIf a media type other than Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
When you execute print, the document will be printed on one side of a sheet of paper. When printing is complete, reload paper according to the displayed message and then click OK. The document will be printed on the opposite side.
sub.gifIf Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
When you execute print, the document will be printed front and back alternately for one sheet at a time. Load the paper according to the displayed messages.
caution.gif Note sub.gifDuplex Printing is unavailable when:
- A media type other than Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or Hagaki is selected from the Media Type list.
- Poster Printing is selected from the Page Layout list.
sub.gifWhen Booklet Printing is selected from the Page Layout list, Duplex Printing and Staple Side appear grayed out and are unavailable.
sub.gifAfter printing the front page, there is an ink drying wait time before starting to print the back page (Operation stops temporarily). Do not touch the paper during the time. You can change the Ink Drying Wait Time at Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab of the printer driver.
sub.gifWhen you perform the automatic duplex printing for Hagaki, print an address first and then print your message.
refer.gif Tip sub.gifIf you select Photo Paper Plus Double Sided for Media Type on the Main tab, the Duplex Printing check box on the Page Setup tab is not checked automatically. To perform duplex printing, check the Duplex Printing check box.
sub.gifIf the Media Type dialog box appears when performing borderless printing during duplex printing, select Plain Paper or Photo Paper Plus Double Sided.
sub.gifWhen performing the automatic duplex printing, do not use any plain paper smaller than A5. Also, do not select any type of paper other than Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or Hagaki at Media Type.
sub.gifPhoto Paper Plus Double Sided is highly recommended for printing photographs on both sides of a page.
sub.gifIf the back side of the paper becomes smudged during duplex printing, perform Bottom Plate Cleaning in the Maintenance tab.

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