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Canon Pixma Ip4200 Ink Smudges

Hey, Just recently whenever I print there is a black ink mark being left on the edge of the paper/card. I have cleaned print heads and rollers by following instructions through my printer but this dose not seem to make any differance. Some one told me that Canon have a tendency to need their print heads changed, but the printing side of it is great its only right on the edge after printing its leaving a mark. Is there anyway of solving this? Lisa

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  • Didget Feb 14, 2008

    Hey, Thanks for getting back to me. I use compatable cartridges for canon, would they leak the same? You say to clean the printheads, how do I do this? Ive done all the maintainace cleaning for the printer in the printer properties and the alignment is set to auto, so how would I now clean the printheads? Thanks Lisa

  • Didget Feb 14, 2008

    Hey! Ive cleaned all the print head and the sponges and it seems to have solved the puzzle..... You're a star and probly saved me a lot of money :-)) Thanks again! Oh by the way your English is gr8! :-))

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    When sheet prints out, the left edge is wrinkled and has black edge from ink.

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1. Do you use refilled or genuine Canon cartridges?
2. Anyway, try to clean the printheads, because they seam to leak.
3. Verify if the cartridges are correct alignet (in maintenance software you have soewhere an "align cartridges" function

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

  • Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida
    Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida Feb 14, 2008

    The printhead is the part where the cartridges are putted into; cleanig it means to get it out, it usually comes out after releasing a stopper there, and gently wipe it with a clean soft tissue moistured with warm water.



    If iy still leak somewhere and make that black on the right edge, it may be because the waste ink tank (a sponge located right under the place the cartridges "park" on the right side) is full of ink. In fact, that is the ink that is absobed in the cleaning process or when you start the printer. So if that one is full, then the printhead will be made dirty with this waste ink every time it reaches the right end, and it put the ink drop at the edge of the paper.



    To clean the sponge you need a bit of tehnical skills, as i said it is located right under the place the cartridges "park" on the right side, if you can reach there somhow you get the sponge out and clean it with warm water and a drop of liquid soap, then rinse, let it dry an put it back in the printer.



    It should solve the problem.



    Let me know and rate the solution.



    Sorry if my english is not the best! :))

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