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Prints purple instead of black on photos only

Not one problem except when printing photos. The black prints perfectly on everything else. When I print photos, all the black spaces, print purple. This just started three months ago and if I would wait a few days, it would eventually "fix itself" and work again. Then, it would happen a few weeks later and so on. Now, it isn't fixing itself. I've run all the checks and nothing is cloged, everything is working. I use only the best Canon paper and canon ink. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled all my canon software. HELP! I need to print my photos. Thanks, Julie

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My Canon printer has TWO slots for black ink cartridges. I assumed one was extra and didn't replace it when I ran out. Text printed just fine with only one installed, but my photos were printing with purple instead of black. I looked into it, and the two cartridges are different: one holds dye-based ink, the other has pigment based. Photos must require both kinds. If your printer is the same as mine, use both!

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Do some service like clean the print head.

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Have you checked the amount of black ink from your cartridge? You may be running out of black. Try installing a new catridge.

Also, try to clean the printer head.

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