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Canon PIXMA iP4200 misaligned colours

My printer is printing all the images 'shifted', almost as if the paper is being moved up and down slighty as it is printing, such that type is going up and down and images looked 'stepped'. This especially seems to happen with the magenta. I've tried cleaning and deep cleaning (which cleared up some of the smudging; now it prints clearly, but shifted...), and I've tried aligning the heads, both auto and manually to no avail. I've tried printing files from different applications (Quark, PSD, PDF) and they are all the same. Would this have anything to do with my refilling cartridges too often? Do I need to get all new, Canon ink refills? Any suggestions?

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  • Jeff DeWeerd Jul 05, 2007

    As you'll see from the attached jpeg, I don't think it's a paper feed issue - the mistepped 'bands' are too perfect. The arrow indicates the direction it's coming out of the printer. If you zoom in on the type you can see the magenta is misaligned above on one band and then misaligned below on the next.

    Any other siggestions?

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Make sure the guides where the copy paper is loaded, are tight against both sides of the paper.

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  • john archer Jun 26, 2007

    If the guides are tight against the sides of the feed paper, you can try cleaning the feed rollers that pull the paper through the machine. They are not always easy to get to. If you cant access them you might have to bring it to a tech. You can clean them with a rag and some rubbing alcohol.

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