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I've been doing a great deal of printing with very much left to do. All of a sudden, this afternoon, the prints are all coming out purple.

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Most likely you ran out of ink. Canon uses separate cartridges for yellow, magenta and cyan.

Check your ink levels. If the ink is okay, your print heads might be the problem.

Good luck

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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