Question about Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer
I have the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II and the IPF6100 and both printers are printing (vertical) lines on some (not all) my photos. I have also performed the head alignment, cleaning, roller cleaning and still get the same results.
The funny thing is this does not occur an every photo, but is most prominent when printing darker colors i.e., sunsets, blue water,etc.
I use nothing but Canon paper and thought my matte paper was the problem, so I switched to satin and still see the lines.
The lines are evenly spaced and about 1/3" apart.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Aligning Print Head Alignment
Try printing a diagnostic page without the PC, if it prints normal then the problem is on the PC, probably drivers or possibly the printer queue configuration. If it prints the same faded fashion then I would suspect defective or clogged inkjet nozzles. Warning, be very precise with the buttons you push, you are entering the printers diagnostic mode and you can cause problems if you push buttons out of sequence or if you push them too many times. - Start with the printer off. - Hold down the resume button and then hold down the power button - Release the resume button - Press the resume button twice, then release the power button. - Let green light blink while the printer enters the diagnostic mode. - When the printer is done press the function button once to enter the print diagnostic page mode, then the power button once to start the job. - When the page finishes press the power button once to exit the diagnostic mode. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate the posting.
Posted on Jan 15, 2007
There are a number of issues that cause vertical lines in printing. If you have cleaned all the glass panels and roller,the next primary cause is a blocked printhead but people have success cleaning and refilling cartidges as I do. How old is the cartridge, as they do eventually wear out due to the printhead points wearing out(hold the cartridge to the light and look on the printhead, do the points appear scratched or white dots? This indicates replacement. How much ink is left? When black ink is low but not low enough to show a message, sometimes vertical lines can appear. Try checking ink status, or try refilling ink if you know how. If this issue reoccurs with a new cartridge it more than likely could be the printers printhead and not the cartridge. Cartridges can become clogged if not printed with for a while. Try standing the cartridge on newspaper for a while. Blot it dry and retry it.
Posted on Aug 09, 2007
it sounds as if you may have the picture quality set to draft, its worth a check, especially if printing is ok. Does it print colour writing well too or just black, one of the colour inks may have a block or be low, go into printer settings menu and check what print quality its set for.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Had the same problem with mine. Shook it upside down and cleaned it with air cans after reading this solution for other canon printers:
To my surprise, it worked perfectly... and was great stress relief.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
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