I'm using a canon copier as a printer...printing double sided on 11x17 glossy paper. The paper is Hammermill copier paper...thicker paper, but made for copier. Worked well for a while, but now prints have streaks in certain areas (always the same spot on the page). Looks as though the toner is getting scraped off that spot (kindof like a comb pattern) before it is getting fused to the paper. Toner scraped from one area and builds up in another area.....scraped area has no toner....looks like the paper with toner is moving past something before it is fused and that something scrapes the toner...pulling streaks of it from where it should be and depositing it nearby...where it shouldn't be. Makes sense? Thoughts on the issue.
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Did you purchase genuine canon paper or canon compatible paper by canon.
If not that is why, must be canon / canon compatible paper.
If you did use that paper then perform "print head clean" in printer sofware.
Is there a paper selection wheel or bar in the tray?
Some of the older Canon models have a dial (usually in the lower right hand corner of the tray) or a slider bar (usually on the left hand side of the tray) when you open it. That has to be set properly or the machine has no idea what size paper is there.
I have a technical bulletin on a fusing problem in this machine that may help. It requires entry into service mode and making a few adjustments. I don't like to post service mode adjustments here. If you email me, I will send you the instructions to try it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi. I have been using an i9900 for about 4-5 years with several different papers, and yes, there is a big difference in colour rendering between different papers, even those from the same maker.
You need to go to the paper manufacturer's website and look for the profile for that particular type of paper and your printer. I don't know if HP provides, but I do know that Ilford (my favourite) and Kodak do.
Once you have downloaded the profile, you need to copy it to the proper location in Windows. The path is:
I have no idea how to handle the problem with a Mac.
You can expect the colour to be off if you are using generic inks.
I hope that this helps. If you want more info, contact me at email@example.com
Wow! Nice Q. Many variables. I hope this helps. First, heavy 2 is for the heaviest paper and slows the machine down and will give better color reproduction and consistantcy.Second, you need to use the bypass tray to properly use all the settings available. So use heavy 2 instead of 1,and use the bypass (Canon calls it a multifeed tray in some books) tray for optimal performance with the heavy,glossy stock you are using. I hope this helps. Sincerely.........................SPINAL
At first I didn't think the paper was the problem, but I looked up the specs on it and is seems to be a paper designed for an offset press.
I suspect after reading the information on the paper that the coating is not designed for the high temperatures of a laser printiers fuser heat of over 350 degrees.
I do suspect the paper is the issue.
sounds like you are melting the coating.
If streaking is occurring only at the bottom of the page (i.e. the last area to print as the paper is fed beneath the print head), the problem may be due to improper curl of the paper. Many inkjet printers (Canon especially), rely on a slight curl of the paper so that it is "bowed" when it travels beneath the print head.
To see if this is the problem, gently roll a sheet of paper so that the print side is on the outside of the roll. When you place the paper in the feed area, it should have a very slight bow so that the center of the print side is slightly raised off the surface, while the edges are on the surface.
Also, make sure you use only OEM (Canon) cartridges. There is not a single "compatible" cartridge in the world that won't screw up your Canon print head. Take my word for it (and I DON'T work for Canon), you must use only Canon cartridges.