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Pixma iP4000 - reddish tint prints

Until today my iP4000 worked well but for some unexplained reason all prints have a reddish tint. The cartridges appear to be correctly installed and have enuff ink. What is wrong ? Bewildered Bob

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Run the self cleaning head function, to clean ink jets(heads).

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the printhead is shot. I've replaced my printhead twice on my pixma ip6000D in just over two years.

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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. 

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In both cases be sure using correct ink. Use of generic ink can lead to leakage of catrridge seats do to crossion from inferrior ink quality (per Cannon). Be sure ink in proper locations - see manual. Run the maintenance proceedures: cleaning then print nozzle pattern. If all colors are not proper after two or three cleanings, perform deep cleaning. Print nozzle pattern after each cleaning. This should clear up problem. If not, print head may need replacement.

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Try to reset to factory .
Remove ink cartridges and print head.
Power off machine and unplug for 10-15 minutes.
Restart machine and install head and cartridges.

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My Canon Pro9000 MarkII prints photos with a red tint


You probably haven't calibrated your monitor to show the correct colours, so in whatever photo programme you're using, you're setting the red tones too high. Test this by first not calibrating your monitor, but turning down all the red tone until it looks washed out. Print this and see if it's better. If so, set your monitor to a cooler colour temperature. If the result is no better, check your print dialogue settings to make sure you are using an appropriate colour profile. And, for example, if you're using Photoshop, tick 'let Photoshop manage colours' in the advanced profile settings box. Hope this helps. I doubt there's anything wrong with the printer.

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How to unclog a clogged print head on the Canon...


Using a cotton swap dip into some plain water and then drop a few drops of water onto the outlet of the ink cartridge [you will have to remove the ink cartridge and turn it upside down].

Also while the ink cartridge is still removed, drop a few drops of water onto the inlet orifice into which the ink goes. The orifice of the ink cartridge sits right on top of the inlet to the print head when the ink cartridge is fully installed.

After putting the water drops onto the ink cartridge and onto the inlet orifice of the print head, I did the 'clean' procedure as listed in the "Canon PIXMA iP4000 Properties" of the program on my PC. Then I did the deep clean procedure. After that I printed the print pattern and found that this technique worked quite well -- since before I had tried isopropyl alcohol which didn't work to unclogged these print heads.

When I had the blue print head get clogged [on my Canon iP4000 Pixma printer] and I tried this method. It worked immediately.

I hope it works for you too.

God be with you!

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on Jun 16, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon iP4000. Magenta ran out today, I pulled the cartridge and continued to use the printer w/o magenta cartridge. Picked up a replacement cartridge, installed it and now the magenta does not print.


Hi Todd
I'm suprised you got it to work without the cartridge in it.
You'll probably find that you've burned out the magenta nozzles. The print head works by rapidly heating ink to squirt it out of the nozzle and the incoming ink cools it down prior to the next squirt. It's happening at a spectacular speed and if no cool ink is coming in the nozzles get hotter and hotter until they burn out. Alternatively, they may just be clogged up with dried up residue. Remove the print head and run it under hot water for a while (take the inks out first). Dry it off. refit it and the inks and try again.

Jun 07, 2011 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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My canon ip4000 was working perfectly until yesterday. Suddenly it won't print the correct colors. Sometimes the nozzle check looks perfect, sometimes some colors are low, sometimes colors are mixed...


It could be a few different things but letys try the easiest first. Go into control pane/jprinters/ and do a deep nozzel cleaning. leave the printer idle for about a hour or two before trying to print again. You may have to repleat this procedure. If this does not fix your problem it could mean that you need to update a driver for your printer or that you have changed your colour settings in a graphic program such as adobe. Failing all else you may just need brand new cartridges. I have a canon i860 and found a very inexpensive site online to order the cartridges for a few dollars each. even if you don't need the cartridges right now check out the site and stock up.

http://www.piloshop.ca/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=canon+i+series+cartridges

Jan 09, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Cartridges replaced,not printing colors


Are you using compatible cartridges? If so have you used them before?

Make sure that you run a cleaning cycle in the printer and then print out a test sheet to see if there any issues. You may have to run the cleaning proces 2 or 3 times to get it working properly.

Sep 12, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Won't print black


If it's a Canon cartridge, make sure you remove the tape over the vent hole on top, try a couple of deep cleaning cycles, otherwise you need a new printhead, qy6-0049-000 around $40.00

Jul 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon PIXMA iP4000 has five cartridges 6BLK,e3BLK,6y,6m,6c


You may want to puschace and use a cleaning cartridge but positive results are not guaranteed. It depend how bad your print head is clogged.

The cost is about $5.

Google it (canon printer cleaning cartridge)

Nov 26, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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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. 

Jun 04, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Replaced empt 3E cartridge. Now it won't print


I had removed and reinstalled the empty 3e cartridge. Sorry for the Confusion. I hadn't put a new 3e cartrige in until today. Them I ran " deep clean" twice. The printer works fine. I still don't understand why the printer wouldn't print color, when I was had set the printer to print in color when my 3e cartridge was empty and all colors including the 6 black showed full.

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