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Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles. If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive. It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.
Try printing a light stripes test page (Troubleshooting, print quality problems, troubleshooting print quality page).
If you do not appear to have many missing jets but the colours are all just wrong it may be that the ink has gone stale. Run a couple of head cleans and you should see the colours start to improve. If it is getting better, all you can do is keep running head cleans until you have replenished all the ink in the printhead well. This problem is common in situations where a lot of black and white printing is done, with very little colour. Alternatively, it could be that your wiper/cleaning blade is not cleaning the head properlyand is smearing the different coloured inks across the head, or possibly that yourprinthead is leaking colours but I think the first solution should solve your problem. Hope this helps.
Press the ink and On buttons together and hold them down for about 3 seconds.
The Stylus CX turns on and prints a test pattern, which includes anozzle check. Shown below are some examples of what the nozzle checkmay look like.
Nozzle check pattern with no gaps
Nozzle check pattern with gaps
If any of the colors is missing, perform a head cleaning routine. It appears that the magenta head is having some problem. Try printing again after performing a head cleaning task. If the problem continues you might need to replace the head.
Check the ink wells are installed in correct order. Next, do a nozzle check (same place as the cleaning). This will have you print a pattern and ask you if it looks normal. If yes, you are good to go. If not, you may need to align the print heads. This can also be done in the same place as the print cleaning and nozzle check. Hopefully that will take care of the problem. Next step is print head replacment.