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Color is wrong

I am trying to print jpg and the picture has an orange tinge.  My cartridges are full of ink and the black 3e and Cyan are new when problem started.  i did all the software cleaning.  What shall I do? Otoshi

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    Color doesn't work when printing

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    When the quality is set to normal for paper plus or paper plus pro paper, my photos print great until the last inch or so, and then I get a yellowish pinkish stripe across the whole photo. Even the last half inch of the photo prints as it should. If I change the setting to plain paper the photos print fine, no streaks, but the quality isn't where I need it to be. This printer has worked flawlessly for 5 - 6 years!



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ARe you using Geguinn Epson inks? Aftermarket ones cause heaps of trouble, not all inks are equal. I suggest replaceing inks if they are not all Gen., the only parts it can be are the ink or ink head.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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    Soulvisitor Dec 09, 2007

    If you are using good ink, and you have done the cleans it will be the Head

    Here is a link to user manual

    QY6-0057-000 Printhead

    The iP5000 printer uses a QY6-0057-000 Canon Printhead. Printheads are classified as spare parts and as such do not need to be replaced as often as the ink tanks inside the printer. Over a period of time the resistors in the printhead fail and the image quality deteriotes.

    When should you replace the printhead?
    The printhead does not need to be replaced each time the ink cartridges are replaced, only when print quality deteriotes and a head cleaning fails to resolves the problem,

    Fitting the QY6-0057-000 Printhead.
    No special knowledge is required to fit the printhead and full detailed graphical instructions are included. Note: The printhead does not come with any ink tanks.

    After Installing your Printhead
    You may need to perform a head cleaning routine after installation and the print head will need to be re-aligned, refer to your user manual on how to do this.

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Dec 09, 2007

    Sorry should of read Arey ou using Canon Ink...

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Dec 09, 2007

    US link to printhead purchase

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    Soulvisitor Dec 09, 2007
  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Dec 09, 2007

    This is how I do it on my Canon. You might be able to pull this off on an Epson. You can't on an HP.
    If you've put in a new cartridge and cleaned the nozzles several times, and the nozzle check STILL shows a clogged nozzle- I have found that after THOUSANDS (okay, maybe HUNDREDS) of prints, it may be necessary to spray compressed air through the WHITE flow-through delivery sponge. This is the little circular inlet that sits directly under the bottom ink cartridge hole in the print head. I.e.: Take out the ink cartridges and remove the print head.

    You'll see 6 1/4" holes into which the ink is delivered from the cartridge. Get a can of compressed air and spray from the cartridge side a few short bursts. HOLD A KLEENEX or toilet paper on the outside of the print head where the copper nozzles are- otherwise, you will get ink all over everything as the air cleans out the sponge inlets. Wipe off the outside copper nozzles, because ink will have poured out. No need to use any solvent, just a dry lint free paper. I've used 100% denatured alcohol at times- I don't suggest any other solvent for printer cleaning. Clorox, however, is the only thing that will remove totally inkjet ink stains from plastic housing, counter tops, your fingers- but don't use on important printer parts.
    Put your cartridges back in, run a clean cycle to get the ink running again, realign the nozzles, and VOILA- your printer will magically work again.
    If you have a big AC powered air compressor- (like for working power tools) this works even better- just CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF AIR- don't get crazy or you'll destroy the sponge inlets

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    Soulvisitor Dec 09, 2007

    I beleive your printer has the same sort of head only using the 3 colours and 1 black

    link to above post

    some more cleaning hints but I never do any cleanings, I replace faulty part with New.. if you just replace the print head then the job is done, not coming back Solved . If you start chasing the miriacle cure, you may be lucky but it costs time, frustration, mess and unreliability.

    Hope this helps


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    a LINK to the cure all, don't beleive them. I think the same company makes Hair growth serums too.

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Dec 09, 2007

    More Cleaning Concepts

    Canon printers have a semi-permanent printhead. It's the 'holder' that the Canon ink cartridge (tanks) fit into. It can be removed fairly easily. Over time, it can and does become clogged, mainly from letting the printer set without use. You need to print both black and color at least once per week in order to prevent clogging and keep the ink flowing.

    Normally you can clear up minor clogs and streaking by running the cleaning cycle found in your printer's software utility. For quick access to your printer's utility (drivers): In your browser's address bar type: control panel\printers and hit 'enter' on your keyboard. This will bring up a page with your installed printer's icon. Place your mouse cursor over the printer icon and 'right-click' on it. When the dropdown menu shows, click on 'properties'. This will bring up the printer utility. Look for the 'maintenance' tab and follow the cleaning prompts.

    If the cleaning cycles don't do the trick in clearing up poor and incomplete output, don't give up and assume you'll need to buy a new print head (they often cost more than a new printer!). You can try the following as it will cause no harm: (we and many others have succesfully done this)

    Remove the Canon ink cartridge tanks from the printhead (tank holder) and seal them in a ziplock plactic bag. Set the removed Canon ink cartridge aside, preferrably propped upright. Next remove the print head, it snaps out. Use the kitchen or other sink and turn the water on so that it is running slowly and that it is warm. Hold the print head, bottom facing down, and cup your hand under the running water so that the water fills it up and flows into the the print head. This will flush the ink out of the printhead. You'll need to turn the print head over, bottom side up, and flush it that way as well. You'll see when there is no more ink being flushed out.

    You WILL need to do a final flush/rinse with some distilled, or purified water. This ensures that any risidual minerals or impurities of the tap water are flushed out of the print head. Set the print head on a paper towel to dry, drying time will vary. TIP: To expedite the drying process, shake the printhead vigorously as there is a fair amount of water retained after rinsing!

    Place the printhead (tank holder) back in the printer and reinsert the Canon printer cartridge. The printer should automatically do a print head alignment. If it doesn't, manually perform a "Printhead Alignment" through the printer's utility. Next, run the "printhead cleaning" cycle and print a nozzle check.

    Here's another, similar method:

    Open the lid of the printer and when the print head moves to the left, remove the Canon ink cartridge (tanks). You should then be able to easily remove the print head. It has the circuitry on it and on the bottom are the outlet nozzles.

    Get a small, shallow pan and lay a couple of paper towels in the bottom. Heat up (via microwave) enough purified/bottled water to cover the paper towels. Set the print head on the towels. You should see ink 'bleeding' out. Move the print head to several different spots (about a minute each spot). This will dissolve the ink clogs. Remove the print head and gently dab it dry on fresh paper towels.

    Place the print head back in the printer and insert the Canon printer cartridge. Run a print head alignment and a regular cleaning followed by nozzle check and test print(s). That should do it. If not, repeat the above procedure(s).
    If the above two methods don't quite do the trick, try this:

    Remove the Canon printer cartridges and printhead (cartridge holder) from the printer as instructed above. Get a small bowl, dish or pan, large enough to accommodate the printhead. Lay down a layer or two of paper towels in the bottom of the container to protect the printhead circuitry from contact damage.

    Make up a 50/50 mixture of ammonia and distilled water, about a pint will do. Heat the mixture up in the microwave for about a minute or so, not boiling. Slowly pour over the paper towels so that you have approximately 1/2 inch mixture total. Set the printhead (cartridge holder) into the container and pour some of the remaining mixture over the top, just enough to wet it good. Let it soak for several hours (3-4) or overnight. You can move it slightly to a different spot every hour or so.

    Remove the printhead and rinse thoroughly with distilled water. Shake it dry, set it on folded paper towels to air dry. Reinsert the printhead and ink tanks. The printer should do an automatic "Printhead Alignment", if not manually do so and run a cleaning cycle or two followed by printing a nozzle check pattern to check your progress. Repeat as necessary.



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