Question about Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

2 Answers

Canon i860 won't print deep colors

My i860 will print black ok but colors are muted, especially red. Red is light, or brownish or gold. And a green tint seems to permeate color prints. I did all the maintenance procedures and a green tint seems to permeate the nozzle check. I bought a new print head and new cartridges. I downloaded the print driver from Canon website. A friend connected my printer to his computer and had the same problems. Can't get bright colors, especially red, and green tint permeates. I'm thinking internal electronic problem. Any ideas, or should I just shoot it?

Posted by on

  • emstick Dec 09, 2008

    Also have an i860 with color problems. On mine, everything has a reddish or yellowish tint and colors in general seem muted. In the manual color adjustment, I've tried boosting the cyan, reducing the yellow and the magenta, and turning the Windows ICM on and off. I've also replaced the cartridges, performed all the maintenance stuff (deep cleaning, etc). I've also dl'd and installed the driver from the Canon site. None of this has corrected the problem. This printer has been decent for years and now seems unable to get colors right.

×

2 Answers

I had similar problem: everything muted and with brownish tint. Tried everything, finally discovered that I installed wrong cartridge: 6PC instead of 6C. The "photo" cartridges are pretty much the same, make sure you have the right ones: 6C, 6M, and 6Y.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Found the solution for my 'muted colors', especially red & yellow:

http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/S9000.htm

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Colors are off. Browns print green or purple. I


BROWN is made by mixing two of the three "primary" colours.
So, if the printer is out of RED ink, you'll get the "other" primary colour.

Print a "test" page, and verify that part of that page is RED.

Run a printer "cleaning" cycle, and consider replacing the RED cartridge.

Jan 08, 2010 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

NO BLACK WILL PRINT ON THE PAGE AT ALL.


You need a new printhead, QY6-0049-000 around $40.00

Jul 24, 2009 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

After a month or two of disuse my i860 6BK cartridge will not print. On a nozzle alignment printout the 6bk color bar below the 6y bar is absent. The square labeled "F" in the lower part of the printout is...


Hi
You can try this I found.

Reset Procedures for Canon i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950 Printers
  1. Turn off Canon i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950 Printers
  2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
  3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
  4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
  5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
  6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
  7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
  8. Your Canon i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950 Printers should respond as normal.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Mar 03, 2009 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Prints suddenly red & cleaning doesn't help


The Color printer catridge ink might be low . You nned to replace.

Dec 15, 2008 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Canon PIXMA iP4000 Will not print red Deep clean won t work Other colors OK


remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

Jun 04, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

No RED color; prints brownish shade instead


I had the same problem until i used every cleaning option on the printer about 10 times. It works fine now.

May 18, 2008 | Canon MultiPASS MP390 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

My canon i860 is printing funny stripes on all colored docs


I am having the same problem. Does anyone know the solution to this one?

Oct 21, 2007 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

My magenta will not print well


Here's what you should do. Remove all ink cartridges. Get some rubbing alcohol, preferrably 91% proof (leaves less moisture) Get a couple normal paper towels. Check each cartridge for dried ink and remove it using an alcohol wetted paper towel. (The deep cleaning procedures aren't always effective.) The gold contacts on each cartridge should be gold when you are done. Use the same procedure on the gold contacts of the ink cartridge housing inside the printer. Take your time, do it well. If that does not fix the problem, then do the following. Switch the black and magenta cartridge. Some printers won't print when you do this, other printers don't know the difference. If your printer is the later, then attempt a print job using a page that has a line of both black and magenta text. If you see a black print, then the problem is your magenta cartridge (despite having installed a new one) If the magenta prints, then you know the magenta cartridge is good. If the magenta prints but the black doesn't, then you have a printer failure. Let me know your results. ZT3000 Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

Aug 18, 2007 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer Logo

778 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96683 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1479 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Canon Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...