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Canon mp160 'venetian blind' printing

Hi there, i recently believed my printer ink to have run out and took them to be refilled. Both black&white and colour are now confirmed to be having ink. I have reinstalled the inks and B and C are flashing on the printer.
Unfortunately i have lost the manual - i have tried everything on the onscreen manual - cleaning nozzle realign etc. Test pages are awful, the blocks that are supposed to appear to be filled in to help align the cartridges arent there - C E F are the only ones that appear at all. Blue ink seems to be not working at all.
Printing in greyscale still gives a pronounced venetian blind effect.
All help appreciated, many thanks.
Biff

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    I am using new cartridges and still the color prints out in "venetian blind" pattern,solid line - space - solid line.

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You mentioned that you used refilled cartridges. Sometimes they don't work too well. Buy a set of genuine Canon replacement cartridges and see if that doesn't solve your problem.

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