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My canon ip4500 loads the paper but then does not print

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Do you have any ink left or are the printer heads dirty or clogged.
If that is the case that will fix your problem, and i know that canon ink is very cheap buying it from walmart.

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Canon iP4500 colour management


Try this setting. This might be different but try to point some similar preferences and steps then you can give it a try.

Open Control Panel (I'm assuming that the OS is Windows XP) click on Printers and Faxes.
Right click the Canon iP4500
Click Properties in the drop down menu.
Click on the tab Color Management
There should be a list of color profiles if the drivers were installed properly.
They are-
(Generic)
(Matte Photo Paper)
(Photo Paper Pro)
(Photo Paper Pro Matte)
(Photo Paper Plus Glossy)
The last profile is the one you want. Just above you will see the choice of "Automatic" or "Manual". Click on Manual and this force the printer to use the highlighted profile for all printing jobs.

Now click on DEFAULT.
Go back to the main Properties page and click on the General tab.
Near the bottom you will see "Printing Preferences"
click on that.
You should now be in a Canon ip4500 Printing preferences window.
Look for Print Quality and click "Manual"
Click on "Set"
Click on "Diffusion" and just above that there is a slider that should be all the way to the right.
Click "OK" to save the settings.
Now just below you will see "Color Settings"
Click "Custom" and then "Set"
Everyone sees colors a little different but the following settings print a photo that folks I show them too really like the balance of.
Cyan 4
Magenta -12
Yellow 0
Black 0
Intensity Slider in the middle
Enable ICM not checked (disabled)
Print Type set to Photo (you might want to try the other settings here to see how the prints look to your eyes)
Brightness Normal
Click OK to save settings and return to the Main Menu.
If you now go under the Profiles tab you should see you new profile there.
You can give it a special name like "Canon Excellent Profile Settings" clip_image001.gifor some other easy to remember name. This is the profile you want to use when you print a photo.
That is it...simple eh?
Now the other important part is in PhotoShop/PS Elements. Open the program and then open any old photo.
Under File, scroll down to Print Preview and click
If not open, click on "Show More Options"
Bring up "Color Management" in the box just below the "Show More Options"
For "Source Space" click ""Document"
This setting depend on the profile you shoot in, either Adobe RGB or sRGB. You choose the one you use.
Below that there is a setting for "Print Space"
You want to match that to your source, whether Adobe RGB or sRGB.
For the "Intent" letting I choose Perceptual.
Then click "Use Black Point Compensation" and that is it. Ready to print

Aug 08, 2008 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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Service error 6A00


Hello thanks for using fixya.

The 6A00 is a Canon generic code for paper path jam.Some where in the paper path a sensor is activated indicating paper jam so the printer will give off a 6A00 code.As a Canon technology,I usually find the code almost 90% of the time it is related to the purge unit being jammed with something and not being able to move.Moving the print head assembly will not clear a purge unit if its jammed with paper,paper clips,push pins,screws,cookie crisp,flower bud pods etc.
I have found all those things in a purge unit.The offending item needs to be removed or the purge unit needs replacement.A
Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer would still be under Canon warranty, get it into a shop and save yourself the hassel.
Incidentally, the 6A00 error pertains to all Canon printers made in the last several years, its not just used in one model & its always a paper path error or purge unit
I forget myself so here goes, the purge unit,called a spittoon assembly in an HP,lexmark & other ink jet printers,is where the print head assembly parks when not in use, also its other job is to clean and make sure the print head is clean and open for printing.That is why you 'll find the print head assembly parked on top of it. It also has a an electrical pump to milk the print heads and test for ink flow
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Jan 14, 2011 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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My canon iP4500 will not use black ink on photopaper. If I tell it the paper is plain then it prints fine. If I tell it the paper is any type of photopaper the colours are great but there is no black ink...


If you set Plain paper with Greyscale printing, only the black Pigment tank is used.
If you set any other paper type, only the 4 Dye tanks are used - even if set to Greyscale.

Dec 09, 2010 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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THE INK ABSORBER IS ALMOST FULL


Canon iP4500 waste ink reset:


1) With the machine power turned off, while pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press and hold the ON/OFF button. (DO NOT release the buttons). The Power LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.
2) While holding the ON/OFF button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the ON/OFF button.)
3) While holding the ON/OFF button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release both the ON/OFF and Resume/Cancel buttons.
4) When the Power LED lights in green press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times
then press the ON/OFF button.

I found this info by googling iP4500 waste ink reset. It is the same procedure shown in the service manual for the iP4200 and the MP610. In the MP610 service manual it says after the reset it will print a page: ("D=000.0" is printed at the top left of the paper.) I don't know if the iP4500 does this page print, so you might want to have at least one sheet of paper loaded just in case.

Nov 12, 2009 | Canon iP4500 Photo Printer

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Canon Pixma iP4500 error 5100


Hi You can Try
Another old posting
Error Code 5100
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.


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Oct 17, 2008 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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Mac leopard and ip4500


Hi,
Have you tried using different software for your printing.
Something that will give you more scope and resolution Options.
Such As Paint Shop Pro et,c. Or try and locate the default program for the hardware. Also try opening and re-saving the photos in a different Format i.e J-peg Or Bitmap. The canon is probably used to it,s own specific format. Finally is to check the paper-scaling, you,ll have to do various test prints at allocated sizes, to ensure the printers doing the scaling that it should be.
Hope this is helpful for you.
Regards Mike @ Compurepair.

Feb 22, 2008 | Canon iP4500 Photo Printer

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