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Print quality poor for mp780. Had s800 which

Print quality poor for mp780. Had s800 which produced great prints. images not sharp. Color contrast poor.

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Hi,

There seems to be a calibration problem. Follow the calibration test from the manual.

If you are using original cartridges, go to canon for repair.

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