IP 4300 Canon Printer printing horisontal gray lines
I bought an iP4300 Canon printer, it worked fine for a while, but then I left it without printing for about two weeks when I turn it on again to do printing, it started giving me horizontal lines on the pictures. I did the alignment procedure, the deep cleaning procedure, all of the tests printed great. The tests show the printer to have no problems, but when I print, the problem is quite obvious.
I printed from the computer, I printed directly from the camera, same thing. This problem happened to me once before with the same model printer. I just can not let the printer sleep for a few days, for when you wake it up again to do some printing, the printing is never the same, no matter what I do.
Re: iP 4300 Canon Printer printing horisontal gray lines
To solve this problema, proceed with LF correction procedure, which is well documented on Canon IP4300 simplified service manual (it can be found at Emule network). This procedure prints some patterns and the user has to choose the best among them. One of them will probably enough to compensate (or, at least, to minimize the problem to the point that naked eyes can't observe it) the line feeding error which causes dark horizontal lines along the printer lifetime (probably because of feed roller wearing).
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I think your text document didn't fit the page. I have done that before. It overruns and the extra becomes the lines inbetween. To fix this use microsoft publisher to print it so that you can choose the paper size and the borders and fit the document within the space allowed.
..."Open the ink supply andgently move the ink cartridges to the left.
Then reach in to the rightside and you'll find a small (1/2 x 1 inch)
sponge. Push it down andoff/on the machine. try it now. or ...go to
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The print quality usually depends on the program you're using to print them on your pc. Your camera only ever sends photos to your printer, so the best settings are already selected by the camera and it's built-in photo program. Your printer doesn't 'know' whether your printing a document or a photo, so the settings for each program on your computer are basic (known as default settings), and need to be changed by you to get the best from your printer Find the settings that let you alter the printers options (in Word, it's FILE \ PRINT \ PROPERTIES), and make sure the printer output is set to maximum quality, and that photo paper is selected as the paper type. Some options such as 'maximum quality' only appear when you've chosen 'photo paper', and some printers (such as the ip4300) have seperate options for gloss or matte paper, so go through all of them until you see what you need.
I had this eror. It was caused by indexing error left to right.Would print some then cancel after starting to make clunking and left to right error gets to large.(white edge up the side of full page print). There is a toothed print head carriage drive belt and a clear indexing strip above the heavily white greased bar behind print head carriage. If this clear indexing strip gets grease or anything else on it the print head cannot index. With print head at full right position,power off, I carefully wiped the clear strip by pinching between clean dry fingers and wiping up and down the strip a few times,maybe use cotton wool buds and IPA or methalated spirit if you can't get your fingers in there without breaking the strip. then with power on print head in change cartridge position,push carriage to far left and wipe right side of clear strip.I pushed carriage full left to right a few times,Then ran print head alignment.Fixed without taking apart.
Google "canon ip4300". The canon.com entry near the top has a support tab. and enter "paper skew", you'll get a roller cleaning procedure. As a matter of fact, it didn't solve my problem. The alternative, of having the machine repaired, is, of course, silly vs. buying a new machine. But in the meantime, the lower paper feed still works, albeit slightly less convenient.