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IP4000 Color prints look washed out/yellow

I've changed all of my ink cartridges in my IP4000, but when I try to print color photos, the pictures are faded and look as though they are missing a color. I've tried the cleaning and deep cleaning maintenance options but have had no improvement. When I run a nozzle check, all colors are solid, however they seem like they are too "light" as well.

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  • Matt-Pixma4K May 11, 2008

    I tried all the color profiles and they all print the same

  • Anonymous May 15, 2008

    Colour prints are washed out and yellow. Print test shows dull colours

  • Matt-Pixma4K Jun 16, 2008

    I emailed Canon's customer support and through their assistance determined that my generic ink cartridges were not compatible as they were photo printer cartridges veruses my standard inkjet. The confusion was with the Staples brand replacement cartridges and I still need to go back to verify that their boxes were mislabeld to include my model number.

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Check the custom settings in the printer properties. Try playing around with different settings till you find the one that suits you best..

Posted on May 11, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Jun 15, 2008

    Hello,



    Kindly close this thread with a “Fixya” rating if you have been able to
    fix the problem, so that I can remove it from my work queue.



    If the issue is not resolved, please post back with latest developments, what
    steps you took, etc. and I will assist you further as best I can.




    Thank you for understanding,

    IrishDruid




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    Swilin Sampson Jun 16, 2008

    The issue here is that nowadays, ink cartridges come with a serial number that is read by the PC. This is to ensure that only original ink cartridges are used. Make sure you buy only Canon inks, and not generic/refilled ones..

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