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Printer is producing too dark and purple shaded output. I believe this has to do with nozzle jet function but there is no information on how to reset the nozzles on the basis of the colour printout. It's possible that a faulty yellow ink cartridge is partly responsible, at least for the purple spectrum but not the darkness of prints. Can you tell me how to use the nozzle check function properly and if that is likely to correct the faulty colour printout.

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  • grahjon Mar 04, 2009

    The problem is with a i560 printer and I don't think your info can be translated into the kind of results I'm getting from a nozzle check.

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Are you trying to print
1). photgraphs in colour
2). Photographs in B&W
or
2). plain text
In canon iP4000, you can do a Nozzle check by going to the maintenance.

Go to print anything from a word file or an excel file > in the print box > go to Properties> go to Maintenance.
Here you can do Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Print head Alignment and Nozzle check.

If your Nozzle check matches the check pattern(this you will find once the Nozzle Check gives a print), then it possible that either the right paper is not put in or your master could be very dark. Alternatively you could reduce the print setting to Standard...

Let me know if the above solves your problem..if not we can do some more trouble shooting.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    Sachin Mar 04, 2009

    I thought you had a problem with the ip4000. Neverthe less, most canon printer follow the same logic.

    Is you Nozzle check ok?

    i.e. it prints as per the Nozzle check pattern provided?

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