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The Printer will not print on one side.

The Canon 220 printer just will not print on one side of the print. It has been in its box for almost 5 yrs and used successfully two years ago. It was a gift but the giftees had Nikon cameras which were not compatible with Pict-Bridge. The printer was brought down to me to see if it worked 2 years ago and it worked just fine.

My sister brought it down again the week with a new Canon camera. It printed only on one side. I changed the cartridge and it still did the same thing.

I have a CP-200 and it works just fine!

This printer has been used twice! What is the matter with it and can it be fixed.



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Re: The Printer will not print on one side.

Here is a direct link to the same problem with cp-220:
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Set the Ink Drying Wait Time longer.
Doing so gives the time enough to dry the printed surface so that paper curling and ink blots are prevented.

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