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I have deep cleaned the heads but still get horizontal stripes that are quite regular. The test target prints the same type of image in all three colors, CMY. The stripes are the same width as the white space between the stripes. The text is ok. What can I do?

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How do i re align the head on aMX432 cannon


  1. Open the printer driver setup window
  2. Click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tabThe Custom Settings dialog box opens.
  3. Switch head alignment to manual
    Check the Align heads manually check box.
  4. Apply the settings
    Click OK and when the confirmation message appears, click OK.
  5. Click Print Head Alignment on the Maintenance tab
    The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.
  6. Load paper in the machine
    Load three sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the front tray.
  7. Execute head alignment
    Make sure that the machine is on and click Align Print Head.
    Follow the instruction in the message.
  8. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least amount of streaks are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.
    print_pattern1.gif
    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.
    [img src="http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/PrinterDriver/W/MX450%20series/1.0/EN/PPG/images/i_note.gif" alt="" >Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical streaks.
      vertical.gif(A) Least noticeable vertical streaks
      (B) Most noticeable vertical streaks
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal streaks.
      horizontal_black.gif
      (A) Least noticeable horizontal streaks
      (B) Most noticeable horizontal streaks
  9. Confirm the displayed message and click OK
    The second pattern is printed.
  10. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least amount of streaks in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least amount of streaks are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.
    print_pattern2.gif
    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.
    [img src="http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/PrinterDriver/W/MX450%20series/1.0/EN/PPG/images/i_note.gif" alt="" >Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical streaks.
      vertical.gif(A) Least noticeable vertical streaks
      (B) Most noticeable vertical streaks
  11. Confirm the displayed message and click OK
    The third pattern is printed.
  12. Check the printed pattern
    Enter the numbers of the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes in the associated boxes.
    Even if the patterns with the least noticeable horizontal stripes are clicked in the preview window, their numbers are automatically entered in the associated boxes.
    print_pattern3.gif
    When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK.
    [img src="http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/PrinterDriver/W/MX450%20series/1.0/EN/PPG/images/i_note.gif" alt="" >Note
    • If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal stripes.
      horizontal_cyan.gif(A) Least noticeable horizontal stripes
      (B) Most noticeable horizontal stripes

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Image has a white stripe through it, with light black horizontal striping across each light stripe


Go to printer maintenance and perform deep cleaning, do this for 3 times. Then print nozzle check to see which color has a problem. If you still encounter your problem all you need to do is to replace your cartridge.

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My MP530 willnot print black printed text. How do I now if the ink head is plugged and what do I do about it?


Hi ...

I would suggest you try and clean the print head and that should resolve the problem. Follow the below steps to clean the print head:

Perform a Cleaning of the print head:
Caution: Cleaning consumes a certain amount of ink. Perform Cleaning only when necessary.
Note: The pattern varies depending on the printer and version of Windows being used.
  1. Click 'Cleaning' to perform print head cleaning from the Pattern Check window and proceed to step 3 of the print head cleaning instructions. If the Pattern Check window is closed, skip this step and proceed to step 2.

    mp_500_win_nozzle_check_abnormal_cleaning.jpg


  2. To perform a print head cleaning from the Maintenance window, click 'Cleaning'.

    mp_500_win_maint_phc.jpg

  3. When the Print Head Cleaning window is displayed, select the target ink group for 'Cleaning'.


    Note: When performing Cleaning for all colors, check 'All Colors'.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_all_colors.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Black only, deselect 'All Colors' and check 'Black'.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_black_only.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Color only, deselect 'All Colors', and check 'Color'.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_color_only.jpg

  4. After selecting the target ink group click 'Execute' to perform the cleaning of the print head nozzles.

    mp_500_ph_cleaning_execute.jpg

  5. When the confirming message is displayed, check the contents, and click 'OK'.


    Caution: Although the Nozzle Check window is displayed, do not perform any other operations until Cleaning is completed.. Cleaning will take about 40 seconds.


  6. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and examine.

  7. Perform Cleaning again if necessary.


    Memo: If the pattern is still abnormal after two Cleanings, perform up to two Deep Cleanings.


Perform Deep Cleaning of the print head
Caution: Deep Cleaning consumes a larger amount of ink than normal Cleaning. Perform Deep Cleanings only when necessary.
  1. In the Maintenance window, click 'Deep Cleaning'.

    mp_500_win_maint_dphc.jpg


    Note: The layout varies depending on the printer and version of Windows you are using.

  2. When the Deep Cleaning window is displayed, select the target ink group for Deep Cleaning.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_targets.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for all colors, check 'All Colors'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_all_colors.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Black only, deselect 'All Colors' and check 'Black'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_black_only.jpg


    Note: When performing Cleaning for Color only, deselect 'All Colors', and check 'Color'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_color_only.jpg

  3. Click 'Execute'.

    mp_500_dph_cleaning_execute.jpg

    Memo: By clicking 'Initial Check Items' before clicking 'Print Check Pattern', you can see the specific confirmation items in Nozzle Check.

  4. When the confirming message is displayed, click 'OK'. (The Power lamp will blink green and Deep Cleaning starts. The blink stops when Deep Cleaning is over.)

  5. When Deep Cleaning starts, check the contents, and click 'OK'.


    Caution: To prevent interruption of the Deep Cleaning process, do not perform any other operations until Deep Cleaning is completed. When the operation of the printer is stopped, Deep Cleaning is completed. Deep Cleaning will take about 75 seconds.


  6. Print Nozzle Check again.


    Note: If the printed pattern is still not normal, perform steps 1 through 4 of the Deep Cleaning process one additional time.


    Caution: If after two Deep Cleanings the Nozzle Check Pattern is still not normal, turn the printer off and let it sit for 24 hours or more before attempting another Deep Cleaning again. The wait time may allow dried ink in clogged print head nozzles to liquefy, and resolve the problem
If this does not resolve the problem, please reply back and we'll try the next step ...

Don't forget to vote if this helps ... Cheers :)

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try aligning the print heads before cleaning them

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Perhaps the CMY color heads need alignment. If you have not already done so, run a head alignment from the driver maintenance section. It will print out a page containing several lines and text, and request you select the closest-aligned images. After this is done, do another image print to check for improvements.
Normally, the printer uses the black cartridge for text and the CMY inks for images (even for black on photo and specialty paper). So when you are printing normal text pages on plain paper, only the black ink is used. A good check for this would be to print a normal text page, but select photo paper in the driver to trick the printer into using the CMY inks to make a substitute black text page. If this looks ok, then you are having issues other than cartridge alignment.

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Possibly time to replace the printer.

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Replace the print head, and all should be just fine.

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may be the ink level in ur ink jet printer is low try and use genuine ink for ur printer . i also have the same problem . when i replaced with original ink it gets ok

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