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Printed photo are very light - how can I get them to a true color

I have cleaned the head both basic and deep and calibrate it but its still light and no true color. I could only printer four photo and never geot back the real colour.

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Call kodak at 1.800.421.6699 for a new printhead. I hope this helps! please rate rate my solution. Thanks!

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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Printer not printing photos with all colors


  1. Lift the printer access door, then remove the ink cartridges from the printhead.
  2. Verify that the label on the ink cartridges is intact, and that the cartridges are not damaged.
  3. Verify that the KODAK Ink Cartridges have not been refilled.
  4. Insert the ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear them click into position.
  5. Close the printer access door.
  6. Check the printer status monitor on your computer (or the LCD screen on the printer) to determine if there is sufficient ink available for your print job.
  7. NOTE: Once the "Black ink cartridge is low" or "Color ink cartridge is low" message is displayed, print quality can be affected.
  8. Reprint the picture or document that had the quality problem
If still same quality then...
  1. Load inkjet paper into the paper tray.
  2. On the control panel, press Menu.
  3. Select Calibrate Printer.
  4. Select Print Calibration Page
  5. Press Start.
  6. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  7. Check the six color bars on the printed calibration sheet.
  8. 5000calsheet_color_bars.jpg
Are the color bars completely filled with solid color?


If no then:

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Select Clean Printhead, then press OK.
  3. Select Deep Clean, then press OK. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows steady, press OK.
  5. Select Calibrate Printer.
  6. Select Print Calibration Page
  7. Press Start.
  8. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  9. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  10. Check the six color bars on the printed calibration sheet.
  11. 5000calsheet_color_bars.jpg
Are the color bars completely filled with solid color?

If again No...

then printhead needs replacement... call Technical Support to get it replaced




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if you already tried a deep clean and there is no improvement on the printout then you need to buy a new printhead for your printer but if there is an improvement then do another deep clean until you get an acceptable print.

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Ip4000 printer prints but with horizontal lines


Cannon recommend a cleaning process called deep head cleaning

  1. Open the Printers folder.

    - For Windows XP select 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware', and 'Printers and Faxes'.
    - For Windows versions other than Windows XP select 'Start', 'Settings', and 'Printers'.

  2. Right-click the printer icon and select 'Properties'.

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  3. Click the Maintenance tab, and then click the 'Deep Cleaning' icon.

    win_maint_deep_clean1.jpg


  4. Select the ink tank color(s) for deep cleaning ('All Colors', 'Black', or 'Color').

    win_maint_deep_clean2.jpg


  5. Confirm the message, and then click the 'Execute' button.

  6. The Power lamp will blink and print head deep cleaning will start. Deep cleaning completes when the Power lamp stops blinking and lights. (It will take about a minute for the Power lamp to stop blinking and light solid.)

  7. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern by holding down the <Resume> on the printer until the Power light flashes twice to determine if further cleaning is necessary. Up to three deep cleanings may be necessary to determine if the print head is working properly



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Will not print blue


clean head cardrige and calibrate color cardriges.

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Color isn't true


You'll need to calibrate your screen and your printer - calibration is required for every set of paper and ink you use. It's quite a science and an art. I suggest you google "colour space" "printer calibration" "gamut" etc and read up on it. Alternatively you could spend a few hundred quid on a printer calibration tool, either the Colormunki or the Spyder print studio.

It still won't match perfectly, as the way color is created on a screen differs hugely for to how it is produced on paper.

Start with a properly calibrated screen first though (my money is on the Spyder elite screen calibrator and spyder print calibrator)

I'm a pro photographer and I print my own photos - full system calibration is the only way. www.yourhandinmine.co.uk

Steve Causon

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Canon i9100 requires almost constant deep cleaning


The print head is probably clogged. I've had this scenario whenever the basement room temperature would dip below 20C.

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Colours are not true, grey is brown


You are getting leakage from one color cartridge to another. Do deep cleaning and run nozzle check. You may have been using non-Cannon inks. They can corrode the ink cartridge seats due to inferrior quality ink. You may need to replace the print head. Check out Cannon web site under this printer support. Print head is in the $50 neighborhood.

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Kodak 5300 print quality


The problem is in your printhead in which the cartridges sit on.

You will need to contact Kodak for a replacement print head. Once replaced this will correct your issue.

Thank you. - Go Columbus BlueJackets!!

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remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

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