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Washed out look to all printouts. new cartidges

I have not used the printer in just over a year.
Hooked it up, full ink, prints very washed out, both black and color.
Replaced color, (do not have a black replacement yet).
Still poor. I have cleaned, deep cleaned, cleaned bottom, etc a number of times (5 or 6).

Anything else I can do?

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SOURCE: Washed-out color.

Looks like you need some printer profiling...
Washed out prints can be caused by several things... Let's see if we can sort it out.
It could be your printer, or it could be your monitor giving you false readings.
Printer Profiles: If you do not have the correct printer profile, then your prints may turn out faded. This is a gamma thing. You are encouraged to calibrate your monitor, and go to the printer manufacturer web site and look up your printer to see if they offer the correct RGB and CYMK printer profile.
Poor quality paper: most likely the problem is a poor quality paper. You did not indicate what printer and what paper you are using, so we cannot help much. However, try a sheet of the high quality photo paper and see if the colors print more vivid and saturated.
If the above doesn't help, I suggest you find someone else with a different printer who is willing to bring it over and print from your computer. That will proof the printer either in or out of the equation.
If none of this helps let us know and we'll walk you through the creation of a custom printer profile and custom color space.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

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I had same problem today. Removed print head and bathed it in alcohol for half an hour. Then I removed the two screws underneath and used a syringe to squirt alcohol into the ports and clean. I noticed clumps of ink coming out (i guess some ports were blocked). I then dried the head and reinserted and reinstalled ink tanks. All looks good so far- black printing again and printed test patterns all look correct. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Ink blobs on edges of printouts

Dear sir,

I figured out this problem it may cause; The problem behaves strangely why only on the right section the printout is not fused. The common section I first check is the high voltage circuit causing no static properties the powder shall be fused with the drum's developer. Now, it is clear also that the cause is within the drum. Pls check drum's life by printing the machine diagnostic details to check all moving and consumables counters. Clean the drum by rotating the developer roller. Well see if there's a irregularity of powder distribution. Have a nice day.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA iP4000 Will not print red Deep clean won t work Other colors OK

remove print head assembly. clean off.
print head not on cartridge. 

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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SOURCE: canon ip5000 won't print black

try taking the cartridge out and cleaning it then replace it after that unplug it for a couple minutes and then plug it back in and let me know what happens

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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