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Canon iP4000 prints lines

I recently put in new Canon ink cartridges to replace the empty ones. When I use the bottom feed for photo printing on glossy photo paper, the pictures have small lines across the image. I tried the cleaning, deep cleaning, and alignment options, but still have the same problem! Any advice?

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA iP4000 Will not print red Deep clean won t work Other colors OK

remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Pixma iP4000 pauses to dry colour printing.

please go to the link above and enter the sentence below.

How do I change the time it takes for the ink to dry?

And it is very, very,'ll see.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: When I print photos, they have uniform vertical streaks.

Issue: Banded or streaked prints
Solution: Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows)

Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows) The Quality setting controls how finely ink droplets are placed on the printed page. Depending on the type of paper being used a higher Print Quality setting does not always insure a better print. Print speed will decrease as the Print Quality setting is increased. Follow the instructions below to change the print quality settings in the Canon printer driver for the Windows operating system through a printing application.

  1. Click 'Properties' in the Print dialog box.

    Note: Depending on the Application software, 'Properties' may be displayed as 'Preferences'.

  2. Set the desired print quality in the 'Print Quality' section.

  3. Select 'High', 'Standard', or 'Draft / Fast'.
To set more detailed print quality settings, follow this procedure:
  1. Select 'Custom' and click 'Set'.


  2. In the Set Print Quality dialog drag the slide bar from 'Fast' to 'Fine' to select the print quality.


    Note: There are five options in 'Quality'. However, selectable options are limited depending on the media type.

  3. Select 'Auto', 'Dither', or 'Diffusion' from the 'Halftoning' section.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Using a Canon pixma ip4000 and when printing

You need to replace the printhead, QY6-0049-000. They get plugged and cannot be cleaned. around $40.00

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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It sound's like an ink-feed issue:

1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
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The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
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The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
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Cleaning cycles use ink. So it's no wonder it got worse, the ink level went down. Are you 100% sure that the black cart is full? they can give a wrong reading on occasion. what makes you think its full? Could be also that you need to replace the head- the part the cart fits into. generally they don't last more than 18 months.] Another possibility is that the black is indeed full, but dry. Put a wet sponge to the nozzle, see if it soaks up a decent amount of ink. Good luck

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