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From the camera or computer, the color prints are dim somewuat indistint. the color ink cartridge is new (canon). Used maintenace for fine and fine deep cleaning. Still fatnt colors.

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Hi,There might be the printer roller pressure problem,, means there is a low pressure between the roller and the cartages(head of cartages) .

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If the orignal prints from the camera is light it will print dim from the computer.still u can adjust the printquality from printer properties and make the prints darker.and also try checking any other print from the printer except the prints from camera.if that also comes dim then it might be printer problem as u said the cartridges r new,the print head needs reparing and cleaniong if the head is blocked.

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Try increasing printer resoilution from printer settings.

Also ensure you have the right paper tuype in printer settings.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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    Check printer properties.

    Ensure that the printer is not set to economy mode/fast print.

    Increase printer resolution settings.

    Ensure that the paper type is set up correctly, if you print on photo paper using plain paper settings, you get dim colors.

    If this cannot fix the problem, the printer color managment can have a problem, this may be realted to a main board or firmware defect, or to a bad print head.


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