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The colors on the file turn out totally different when printed on my Canon iPF 8000. I have a Epson and will print the same file and it will look the way it should be.

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  • jim4279 Feb 07, 2009

    Cleaning the heads several times worked. I had not had any trouble with the Canon in the past, I guess I will pay closer attention to it in the future. THANKS

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Welcome to Fixya! You will need to Remove the Ink Cartridges and Clean the Contacts with Alcohol and a Q-Tip, Clean the Contacts inside the Printer also. If this does not work, You may need new Cartridges. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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There is a setting on the software, to get low color.

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Make sure you are using the correct printer driver and make sure the paper size is correctly selected in the driver. If the printer is printing black only, the Ink option in the printer driver may be set to Black instead of Color or a setting in the software may be set to print black only. Also, the print head nozzles may be clogged. From the Utility section found in the printer driver, clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. A head cleaning and nozzle check must be performed as a cycle. After printing a nozzle check, examine the printed dot pattern. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If there are gaps in the dot pattern, continue with another cycle. Performing up to 6 cleaning cycles is not uncommon if the print heads are severly clogged

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Do a print head cleaning. you can find it on the printer maintenance software installed on your PC.

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    1. Do a print head cleaning

    2. Print the nozzle check pattern

    3. - repeat steps 1-2 up to two times -

    4. Do a print head Deep Cleaning (Note: the Print Head Deep Cleaning Procedure uses a lot of ink)

    5. Print the nozzle check pattern (This will print a test page using all nozzles in the print head)

    6. - repeat steps 3-4 up to two times -
    The printhead can also become clogged or blocked with paper debris or
    solidified ink. If your print quality is poor or your printer will not
    print at all, it may be time to change your printhead.

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