My Canon IP5000 has started printing all the color images in a pink hue. It really seems like most of the blue if not all is missing in the images. I've cleaned the print heads several times but nothing has helped. Do I need a new print head or is there something else I can do?
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Re: Pixma IP5000 printing pink
Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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try to change the color ink. horizontal banding (the pink or other color lines appearing means horizontal banding) when there is a problem on one of the heating element of the printer head. since almost all canon printers have head built in the inks, replacing the faulty ink will solve the problem. if not then the controller of printhead on the carriage and mainboard needs to be checked.
The Canon Pixma 5000 is an excellent photo printer! Check that ALL your ink cartridges have ink and also run a cleaning cycle as your heads may be dirty and also do an alignment run: check your manual for instructions.
Hi alexgallo01 Do you get other colours except pink? If that is the case,reasons could be: 1. there is not enough RED or BLUE in the cartridge. 2. you haven't selected pink colour on the text or images you are trying to print. If you are typing a document highlight the text you want in pink, and choose PINK color for the font. Then print the document. The printer will use color closest to your choice, if it does not have the exact color. Hope this will help. If it help you, please give a rating Cheers luciana44
Check in your printer driver settings "advanced" section, and see what the presets are. if the RGB or CYMK settings have a slider, see if the magenta is set at 100%. If it has a slider, try it at 90%, 80%, etc until you have a less pinkish hue. You can then create a printer profile which will work with the photo paper you are using.
Different photo papers can cause hues like this. Also, you can remove pink any unpleasant hues with most photo image editors through color correction.
It's possible that you have a contaminated cartridge...especially if it's a refilled tri-color cartridge.
Manually adjust color from the driver (Windows)
Manual Color Adjustment
the steps below to make fine adjustments to the color hue for the
printed output. These settings will only make minor color adjustments.
If more drastic color adjustment is necessary, use an image editing
On the Windows desktop, click 'Start', point to 'Settings', then click 'Printers' (Windows XP: On the Start menu, click 'Printers and Faxes', Windows Vista Click / Select Start from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'.).
Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
2000/XP/Vista: Right-click the printer icon, then click 'Printing
Preferences'. Windows 98/Me: Right-click the printer icon, then click
On the Main tab, select 'Manual'for 'Color Adjustment.'
On the Manual Color Adjustment screen, adjust each color individually to achieve the desired effect.