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Background I wanted to print text on white card, a few words of greeting, but there has appeared a faint grey speckled pattern of dots on the background. It does not seem to have covered the whole page but just a two inch area arround the text. At first I thought it was because I was in "RBG color" mode so I set up a new file page in "greyscale" and clicked white background that was OK but when I made a "duplcate" file page it has printed with this grey wavey pattern again! Any help?

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You need to clean nozzles. Go to canon tools and find clean nozzle option. Perfor operation a couple of times, just in case.
If this does not work you will need to open your priner, physically clean heads with a cloth. After this you may need to empty the waste ink tank inside the printer and eventually change the sponge inside it.
Hopefully we are in first scenario and you will fix it doing a simple nozzle/head clean from canon software in windows, without disassembling the printer.

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