Question about Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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When printing on glossy paper the inks (particularly the black) rubs off on fingers. I've replaced with new cartridges and different paper and the problem persists.

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  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    the drying time dosen't make any difference. After an hour it still rubs off. Previously drying time has never been an issue and prints were smear free as soon as they came out.

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    the inks smear and smudge after printing on glossy paper. New cartridges and different paper made no difference and the solution about drying time was irrelevant as they still smeared a day later. Prior to this problem prints were smear free as soon as printed. The blacks and shadow areas seen to look more matt in appearance rather than uniformly glossy.

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    I've already done the usual cleaning maintenance and the test print out is perfect, but the problem persists with dry smudging on glossy paper

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    glossy prints smear and smudge even when 'dry'. New inks and paper haven't resolved the problem and the usual maintenance and head cleaning results in a perfect test print but still smudges on glossy prints

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    Yes I've done that and it still smudges

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    the three previous solutions have stated fairly obvious answers that I'd already tried

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    Yes

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    Even after a day it smudges!

  • w541 Oct 06, 2009

    this reply is essentially the same as the first solution - and it dosen't work

  • w541 Oct 07, 2009

    I'm getting prints where the ink smears even after drying. I'm using Canon ink and premium glossy photo paper, have run all the maintenance and cleaning tests which produce a perfect test pattern and print, but photo prints still smear.

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Glossy paper will have this problem as it is so smooth that ink does not stick to it when wet. So, just allow it to dry up by keeping these sheets separately, for a short time, rather than one on top of the other.

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Canon inks don't act that way, if you have had generic inks installed, you may need to run a clean cycle to purge the generic inks. Canon paper makes a difference as well. With Canon inks and paper, i've tried wiping and even running water after printing and all is solid. When the water dries, you can't even tell it was ever wet. Black on the back is a different story though.

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You have to allow it time to dry

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Hello !

You will generally get the best results if you use the best photo paper the manufacturer of your printer makes.

More specific suggestions would be: Epson Premium Glossy Inkjet Paper. It's smudge-resistant and dries fast.

Also, if you have an HP printer, Kodak paper works well.

If you have tried these already, let me know.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

  • NinaE Oct 06, 2009

    So, you've tried Canon Photo Paper Plus glossy paper and it still smudges ???


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It sounds like the nozzles are clogged on the print head. This can be caused by a variety of reasons such as malfunction, paper jams, dust or printing excessively. It shows more on the glossy paper because it pools and drains while printing.

Also, there could be an object blocking one or more of the print head nozzles. This causes the ink to become trapped underneath the print head, which builds up causing matter to be thrown off the print head.

I tried to find some pictures for you but could not locate any "inside" this model. I did find a website dedicated to printer issues and it has alot of information. (excuse the name of the website)

http://damnprinter.com/

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When printing on glossy paper you need to let the black ink dry for about 5 to 10 miniuts. Or it will rub away or smear like it is doing on you now. the reason why you need to let dry is the black has more pigment than the color ink. Also on glossy paper the pigment does not absorb in the paper like plane paper.

I hope this helps you.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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