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Colours are not true, grey is brown

Canon ip4000 is printing a gunmetal grey logo brown, and other colours such as blue are purple

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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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