Question about Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office All-in-One InkJet Printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sound's like an ink-feed issue:
1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
2) No-ink or poor quality ink
3) Damaged head: some are part of the cartridge, some are not
4) Air bubbles in ink
The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
photo print. The hi-res photo puts the greatest demand on the print head.
The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
where the head has failed to deposit ink, so one or two primary
colors are missing from the complete picture.
For example missing yellow will make a blue line.
Missing magenta will make a green line
Missing cyan will make a red line.... etc..
Clean the heads again and again, print again and again,
hoping to flush the system.
BUT, keep in mind that cleaning wastes huge amounts of
ink and tiny little cartridges of ink cost more than many new printers.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
Perform Print Head Alignment
perform a Print Head Alignment directly from the machine. If diagrams
or ruled lines are misaligned, print head alignment is required. The
print head alignment can be performed automatically or manually. If the automatic print head alignment does not work, adjust the print head manually.
Automatic Print Head Alignment
Note: For columns A through N select the patterns with the least visible vertical streaks. For columns O and P select the patterns with the fewest visible horizontal streaks.
<1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible vertical streak
<2> Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak
<1> Example of the pattern with the fewest visible horizontal streak
<2> Example of the pattern with the most visible horizontal streak
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
it sounds as if you may have the picture quality set to draft, its worth a check, especially if printing is ok. Does it print colour writing well too or just black, one of the colour inks may have a block or be low, go into printer settings menu and check what print quality its set for.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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Sounds like your print head needs cleaning. Refer to your owner's manual on how to do it. Pretty simple.
If you don't have the manual go to: http://www.retrevo.com/support/Canon-iP100-Printers-manual/id/16010ci076/t/2/ for a FREE copy.
Posted on Nov 22, 2010
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