Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Wide black streak on back of printed paper

I get a black streak that is 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide on the back side of the sheet that I am printing, in the same place each time it happens. Is this caused by the print head and why is it on the back side of the paper?

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Got the same problem. If I print a bunch of pages, eventually it goes away, but an hour later the annoying black streak will be on the back of the page. If I know I'm going to print something important, I'll do a "bottom cleaning" and then print immediately after. This will remedy the problem temporarily. I'm considering junking the thing.

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. just started. tried cleaning the thing but it comes back. seems worse when using fast printing option. don't canon have a fix for it?

  • dale705 Jan 26, 2009

    I get this black streak on the back of the paper at random times, but very often -- at least one in 6 pages. It's approximately 1/4inch wide and starts almost 4 5/8 inches from the left edge. Sometimes it's a faint smudge, other times it nearly soaks through the other side. Bottom cleaning has no effect. I just cleaned the bottom 4 times, and the very next page had a severe streak.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Same problem here, replaced the black print cartridges because I thought they could be leaking, didn't fix the problem.



  • DSI LasVegas Feb 10, 2009

    We have three Pixma i4300s and one Pixma ip4200 at work, and I have a i4300 at home. At work ALL of the machines have started doing this, with one of them actually SPRAYING black ink out a foot! At home--where I've only used about two sets of ink the whole time I've owned it, I've started having the same problem.

    This is some sort of design flaw, and I think it's crazy that we should "live with it," given the high cost of the ink. It's ridiculous.

  • thompres Feb 11, 2009

    I am also having the same problem. I have tried changing the ink and doing the bottom plate cleaner thing but have cannot solve the problem.
    Can anyone help?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 51 Answers

Hi,

it is not directly coming from the head. Probably you are printing your photos without borders. This means that the printer prints slightly beyond he paper. As a consequence is sprays ink on the mechanics and after a while it starts to smear on the back of the paper.

This phenomenon is even mentioned in the printer manual (kind of caution when selecting borderless printing).

There is a menu item in the printer utilities that lets you clean the printer mechanics with a folded paper. I tried this, but it helps only little.

I have the same effect on a pixma IP 4500 , and I live with it.

Cheers

Critter


Posted on Dec 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon c2880 streak across width of 8 1/2 X 14 paper when printed


THE PAPER SELECT ARE NOT COMPATABLE, SELECT LGL IS EQUAL TO 8.5/14 FLSC IS EQUAL TO 8.5 /13. TRY TO SELECT BLACK COLOR OR CLEAN YOUR DEVELOPING UNIT.

Feb 06, 2014 | Canon imageCLASS D880 All-In-One Laser...

2 Answers

Grey streak down the right side of the page 1/4 inch wide


Yip, its fuser film alright. You could pick up a fuser unit / kit from:

http://www.printersupplies.com/c-Laserjet3015Parts.html

and fix it yourself using the manual in this post:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t468332-fuser_removal_instructions_hp_laserjet

Best of luck
BD

Sep 07, 2010 | HP LaserJet 3015 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

I have Minolta 2300W Laser Printer and it folds the first page only about 3 to 4 inches down makes a nice one inch fold but take that out and print again...next page fine.....now printing with two wide...


The is blocked by dust on the side of the paper on the image unit that would have color associated with the print. Remove all the image units and clean all the laser glass. Replace those image units also if streaking as for the paper ensure correct paper side and media type.

Jul 12, 2010 | Minolta magicolor 2300W Laser Printer

1 Answer

When printing, I see a vertical streak on the printed page, from top to bottom, about 2 1/4 inches from the left side of the paper, and about 1/16 of an inch wide. I can't seem to see what causes this. The...


This is more than likely down to the upper roller in the fuser assembly. It's the heat roller at the back of the printer. The upper roller wears so paper dust and toner stick to the roller which then can get deposited back on to the page.

Oct 15, 2009 | HP LaserJet 1020 Printer

1 Answer

It's the Black Stripe thing When you begin a printing job a 1/2" wide streak of black ink is on the back side of each pieceof paper Canon iP5200R


You need a new ink absorber kit with a guard sheet to stop ink from coming up from the bottom and getting on the exit rollers. It's a major job to remove the print engine and a messy one. Best done in repair shop..

Jun 25, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP5200R InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Printer prints a black streak down the reverse side


You have a build up of ink inside the printer. I had a Canon that did this. I had to take the ink & print head out, and tear a paper towel strip 1 " wide and 13" long or however long the paper towel is. I folded it in half down the length so it was 1/2x13. Then used a plastic strip to shove it under the part the print head sits in. Once I got the towel to the other side, I grabbed it with my hand. I removed the plastic strip used to shove the paper towel under. So now the paper towel sticks out both sides underneath the print head cradle. I gently pull the paper towel back and forth so the paper towel can clean off the ink build up. Hope this helps.

Mar 29, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

White bands on color photo prints


Perform Print Head Alignment Instructions to perform a Print Head Alignment directly from the machine. If diagrams or ruled lines are misaligned, print head alignment is required. The print head alignment can be performed automatically or manually. If the automatic print head alignment does not work, adjust the print head manually. Automatic Print Head Alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load a few sheets of letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.

  3. Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray. Then open up and set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.

  4. Execute automatic print head alignment.
    1. Press <COPY> button.
    2. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    3. Press the left or right cursor to select [AUTO HEAD ALIGN], then press the <OK>. (A pattern is printed and the print head is automatically aligned. It takes about five minutes to finish printing the pattern.)

      05sj00165_02.jpg

Manual print head alignment
  1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine.

  2. Load two sheets of Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder or cassette.

  3. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected.

  4. Execute manual print head alignment.
    1. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [MAINTENACE].
    2. Press the left or right cursor to select [ALIGN PRINT HEAD], then press the <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  5. Check the printed patterns and use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern in column A that has the least noticeable streaks.

    mp530_setvalue.gif

  6. Press <OK> to move the cursor to column B, and then use the left or right arrow to input the number of the pattern that has the least noticeable streaks.

  7. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column P.

    mp500_align_from_unit_1.jpg

  8. When you have finished inputting all pattern numbers, press <OK>.

    Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.

    align_compare.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

    mp500_alignment_manual_3.jpg

    <1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak

    <2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak

I hope it helps!!!

Nov 25, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

What is causing black streak


You should try changing the toner cartridges first. There may be something stuck in it causing the noise and streaking

Apr 14, 2008 | Canon imageCLASS D661 Digital Printer

1 Answer

Black Streaks on Edges of Paper


This can be one of two

Print cartridge (you can do it, replace toner cartridge)

or Fuser (needs to go to doctors)

stop a print half way threw to confirm that it is print cartridge, good chance it is.

Links to my previous post on this problem below

HERE and HERE

Nov 17, 2007 | HP LaserJet 4L Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PIXMA  MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

Related Topics:

504 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96518 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1464 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...