Question about Canon iP4500 Photo Printer
Hey, just got a canon ip4500 printer, but it has a few stripes down the printouts. i have done the print head alignment a couple of times, but it has made no difference...any suggestions?
I experienced a similar problem when I purchased generic ink off eBay. I did more deep cleans than I can count on my hand, but it did not help. I did the water soaking treatment until there was no more ink coming out of the printhead, but that only made things a *little* better. I finally figured the ink cartridges were bad, so I replaced them. But my new ink did the same thing. So I did the water soaking treatment again. But this time, I forced air through the printhead and actually saw some of the "ink jets" that weren't blowing bubbles out before (when I would blow) begin to blow bubbles. Test results later proved that some of the ink jets were seriously blocked and blowing helped to free them. I do not believe all the jets are free because I still have faded print results, but my results are definitely better! Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
What kind of lines, horizontal or vertical? Are they colored or black streaks, or white (no ink)?
Thin white horizontals are probably a clogged nozzle. From you maintenance menu, run Printhead Clean once, then do a nozzle check. If that hasn't cleared it, do the deep clean, then nozzle check again.
Thick and/or irregular verticals may be dirty rollers (did you accidently print on the wrong side of your photo paper?) or a glob of ink on the printhead. Open the manual and check the instructions for roller and/or backplate cleaning.
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
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