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Red colour prints brown

I have printed 100s of pics over the last few months. Was very satisfied. Prints in iP4200 were perfect. But my last attempt was a disaster- red will not be red but an awful brown. Other colours are ok but any other colour which are nearly red are a big NO. Please help. I tried everything.

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  • Gautam Dutta May 29, 2007

    I always use genuine Canon ink. I have done deep clean, nozzle clean etc but only once.Checked magenta ink, cartidge is more than half full. I do not think ink is the problem. Thanks however for your help.
    Other solutions, any body?

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Just replace the non genuine inks with proper Canon ones and then do about 4 full cleans, that should fix it. If not you will have to replace the printhead, which is usually caused by using non genuine ink. Good luck

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