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I have a ip4200 and when printing in black it is faded and stripe

I have a ip4200 and when printing in black it is faded and has lines through the writing.

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The print head is clogged.Make sure black ink cartridge have ink and then try unclogging with cleaning tests in maintenance mode.If not help try unclogging manually.Open the cover and first remove the ink cartridges.Then open the holder and remove the print head.Run hot tap
water and put the print head with the nozzles up to stream water.Hold that 5 mins then turn the print head around with the nozzles down.Hold that for every color of 5 mins.Then put the print head in hot water with the nozzles down.Left it water about 15 mins and then you must very nice to dry.When the print head dry put it in printer and start cleaning.If
this not help you need to replace the print head.

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Black ink is not comming out well when printing?I have used new ink and also gone into control panel to clean the printer and nozel, but anything I print with black in comes out faded and very bad quality.


1. try printing from another program, if it comes out good, check your software settings.

2. check your printer driver settings or reinstall/update

3. use another printer cable

4. print from/using the printer's control panel, if the output is bad, it is already a hardware failure.

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Canon IP4200 printed great photos when new. My


Hi,

Although refill inks can be quite good, it is likely the cause. Several companies do make good refill inks for canon but they are specific to model lines and you have to be sure you get the right ones for photo colour.

The inks you're using are likely "universal" inkjet inks and are fine for everyday printing but are rarely ever colour corrected properly for photo.

My recomendation to all of my customers is always to keep a new cartridge handy for photos but to use the refilled ones whenever they are printing anything else as it will give you the best balance between print cost and print quality.

Chris

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Faded stripe down the printed page


I found a solution that worked to eliminate the faded black stripe down the page thanks to a post by slamfix in another forum. The problem is related to ink build up on the blade edge of the black developer assembly in the imaging unit (the imaging unit contains 4 separate developers - yellow, blue, magenta, and black). The solution involves taking out the imaging unit, removing and cleaning the blade edge of the black ink developer until smooth. It took me about 15 minutes to complete and was fairly straightforward.

Detailed instructions with pictures can be found at http://losingambition.com/clp300imagefix/

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I have a Xerox Phaser 8400 with image problems. After power up it prints a Startup Page - That page is black text which faded and slightly distorted in some areas and in areas that are in Color only...


What you are describing is a bad print head. You can try running the eliminate light stripes several times, and jet substitution, but most likely the print head will have to be replaced to remedy your problem.
You can try googling. Phaser printer print heads or phaser printheads.
There seems to be a secondary market appearing for those print heads. I can tell you from Xerox, if you have no maintenance agreement, they cost $750 per print head.
Honestly, having worked on about every type of color printer known to man, the new solid ink phaser printers, produce a dry ink image of 2400 x 2400 dpi with ink particles that align end to end. The resolution of those printers are remarkable and can be purchased for less than the price of one of those new print heads.
Now for reliable, albeit somewhat not as sharp a color image, but still exceptional, you really can not beat an HP.
The ink stick technology really no longer has the color vividness advantage it initially had. The inks that align end to end, have ended that advantage and are sure a lot cheaper to operate per page.

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Repeating wide smudgy horizintal line across my printed pages


I had the same problem, replaced the PCR in the cartridge, the small black drum that pre charges the drum and erase the old image.
After that print was all back ok.

Regards

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Possible Print Head Issue


Select the Jet Substitution Mode.
  1. On the Control Panel, select Troubleshooting, and then press the OK button.
  2. Select Print Quality Problems, and then press the OK button.
  3. Select Eliminate Light Stripes, and then press the OK button.
  4. Select Jet Substitution Mode, and then press the OK button.
  5. Follow the Control Panel prompts to select the color and malfunctioning jet number indicated on the Light Stripes Test page.

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Black ink line on back of paper


Hi , look some used injection cyrene to suck up the used ink , take cover suck up all ink by reversing injection put in clean jar .after all ink finished cover it try to print from first time some print some black mark after tthree or four times maybe no more.

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