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Photo Printing When I print photos on my Canon Pixma MP500, they come out with horizontal lines across them and the colors aren't quit the same as what you see in the picture. For instance, if someone is wearing white shorts they will print out as a blueish color. I've checked all of the printer cartridges and none of them are low or empty. I have not cleaned the printer heads as I'm not sure how to do that and I can't find my manual at the moment. I have tried 2 different types of photo paper: Kodak and HP. Both have a glossy finish, both are specifically for inkjet printers, and both say they will work in any inkjet printer. Can anyone give me a direction to go in?

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Besides head cleaning, make sure that you have the appropriate paper selected. For example when I print out a photo on the plain paper setting but I am using photo paper, I get horizantal lines. When I switch to photo paper, it prints solid without the lines.

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Hi, Most Inkjets have maintenance software installed in the computer itself where the printer is attached. If you would like to try, please click on Start/Printers and Faxes/ A new window will pop up where your Canon Pixma MP500 will be shown. Right click on the Canon icon and left click on the Properties. A new window will pop up. See if there is any Utilities or Maintenance Tab. If none, try clicking on Printing Preferences. Another window will pop up. Normally this is where your Maintenance Option is displayed. Clicking on the Maintenance (sometimes they use Utilities) Tab, a list of maintenance options will be displayed. Pls follow the on screen instructions. They icons represent the action you would want done like head cleaning, alignment, roller cleaning etc. Clicking on the icon initiate the action. Should you still need a copy of the User's Manual, it may be downloaded from Hope this be of some help to you. Pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.

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