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Print quality is bad. tried cleaning print head, calibrating printer, nozzle correction & ink levels are fone.

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You need a new print head. This is a common problem with KODAK printers. Call KODAK tech support and they will send you one for free.

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What is the cause of new cartridges running out of ink while checking trying to align print head?


You must replace the print head., as long as printer detecting that nozzles are not firing properly., it keep on cleaning the head, result it will drains the inks from the ink tanks...once you replaced both print head & tanks, take print outs at least twice in a week., perform nozzle cleaning once in a month to avoid this type of nonsense..

Sep 11, 2014 | HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-one -...

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Cleaning head and nozzles


Cleaning the Print Head


r_bullet.gifUsing the Head Cleaning utility
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If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.


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  • Print head cleaning uses both color and black inks. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if the copy quality drops (for example, blurred printout, incorrect or missing color.)
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  • Use the nozzle check first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.
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  • When the Error light is on and a message appears on the LCD panel to prompt you to replace the ink cartridge or to indicate the ink is low, you cannot clean the print head. In this case, replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.


Using the Head Cleaning utility

Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.


For Windows

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.


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r_3.gifAccess the printer software.r_arrow2.gifAccessing the Printer Software for Windows


r_4.gifClick the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.


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Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.


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r_6.gifWhen Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.


Good: print head does not need to be cleaned yet.


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Not Good: print head needs to be cleaned.


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If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.


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  • If the copy quality has not improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn this product off and leave it alone overnight. Then, perform the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.
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  • If the copy quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. If the copy quality remains a problem after replacing the ink cartridges, contact your dealer.
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  • To maintain good copy quality, we recommend copying a few pages at least once every month.

Apr 14, 2013 | Epson Stylus CX6400 All-In-One InkJet...

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New black cartridge horz lines cleaned head &cartridge roller ; bought new cartridge still lines


Try to clean the print cartridge nozzles:
  1. On the printer control panel, press Menu.
  2. Press the down arrow button until you highlight Clean Cartridge. Press Select. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.
  3. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved.
  4. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.
You can also try to align the cartridges:
  1. On the printer operator panel, press Menu.
  2. Press the down arrow button until you highlight Align Cartridge. Press Select.

Jul 28, 2011 | Lexmark P4350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a Canon Pixma MP270 and I can only print in colour both the black and colour lights are lit up on the printer


f print quality does not improve by the standard cleaning of the Print Head, clean the Print Head deeply. Cleaning the Print Head deeply consumes more ink than the standard cleaning of the Print Head, so clean the Print Head deeply only when necessary.
1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

2. Clean the Print Head deeply. (1) Press the g0022565.png (Maintenance) button repeatedly until y appears. g0054776.png
(2) Press the Black or Color button.
The machine starts cleaning the Print Head deeply. Do not perform any other operations until the machine completes the deep cleaning of the Print Head. This takes about 2 minutes.

3. Check the print head condition.

When the deep cleaning is completed, the LED returns to the copy standby mode. To check the print head condition, print the nozzle check pattern.

See " Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern".

If the problem is not resolved, turn off the power and clean the Print Head deeply again after 24 hours.
If the problem is still not resolved, replace the FINE Cartridge with a new one.

See " Replacing FINE Cartridges".
If the problem is still not resolved after replacing the FINE Cartridge, contact the service center.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles.

NOTE If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace the FINE Cartridge whose ink is low.
See " Replacing FINE Cartridges".



You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

3. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

4. Print the nozzle check pattern.

(1) Press the g0020617.png (Maintenance) button repeatedly until A appears. g0054754.png
(2) Press the Black or Color button.

The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

5. Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.

Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the Print Head if necessary.

1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (1) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (2). g0054755.png (1) Check if lines are missing in this pattern. If yes, the cleaning is required.
See " Cleaning the Print Head".

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(A) Good
(B) Bad (lines are missing)

(2) Check if horizontal white streaks are present in this pattern. If yes, the cleaning is required.
See " Cleaning the Print Head".
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(A) Good
(B) Bad (horizontal white streaks are present)
Post back!

Oct 26, 2010 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Replaced both print cartridges but print is faded blue


Solution: There are a number of steps you can take to solve this problem (in order of easiest & least expensive first).

1. Make sure you have tried printing a nozzle check and you've carried out all the maintenance tasks that the manual alows (align print head, clean print head etc).
2. Your cartridge may be faulty. Ink cartridges that use non-genuine ink are of variable quality and you use them at your own risk. Even genuine cartridges can expire if used after the expiry date. Bad ink can clog your nozzle. It may be that you have a dried-out ink cartridge - try another one if you have one handy.
3. The print head may need cleaning. There are Canon print head cleaning kits available (use Google top right) or you could try doing this yourself - some people have had success immersing the print head (not the cartridge) in cleaning alcohol, warm water or using compressed air to gently blow through the nozzles.

Apr 30, 2010 | HP OfficeJet 7110 All-In-One Thermal...

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PRINTER COLOR PROBLEMS


o.k. I can give you a few tips that may be of assistance.

you need to run a printer alignment page like you do when you put in new cartridges.

unplug your printer plug it back in.
open door and take out print ink cartridges.
put them back in and then close the door.

It should now prompt you to do a test alignment page.

Also, Another thing to try is to hit file, top left of page, hit print, click properties. color tab.

make sure you are printing high quality on chose different color management options.

FINALLY TRY THIS:

When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect

When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, even if ink remains in
the ink tanks, the print head nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the
procedures below to maintain the print head.
Important Before maintaining the print head, check the following;
􀁺 Open the front cover and make sure that the ink tank
contains ink. If it is out of ink, replace it.
􀁺 Ensure that all the orange tape of the ink tank has been
peeled off.
􀁺 Press "PUSH" on the ink tank and ensure that the ink tank
is installed securely.
􀁺 Increase the Print Quality setting in the printer driver
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Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print
head nozzles, and to verify print head alignment. Use this function when printed results are
blurred or the color is incorrect.
1 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized paper in the printer.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(3) When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK.
When the confirmation message is displayed after the nozzle check pattern has
been printed, click OK.
See "Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern" on page 52.
Note Nozzle check pattern printing can be executed also from the printer
itself. With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized paper in the
printer. Hold the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes
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Print Head Cleaning
Clean the print head if you suspect that the nozzles might be clogged. Cleaning the print
head consumes ink, so perform print head cleaning only when necessary.
The print head can be cleaned also from the printer itself. With the printer on, load a sheet
of Letter-sized paper in the printer. Hold the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp
flashes once.
1 Ensure that the printer is on.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Start Print Head Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Cleaning.
(3) Select the print head to be
cleaned.
(4) Click Execute.
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Print Head Deep Cleaning
If print quality does not improve by standard print head cleaning, try performing print head
deep cleaning, which is a more powerful process. Print head deep cleaning consumes ink,
so perform this procedure only when necessary.
1 Ensure that the printer is on.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the print head to be
deeply cleaned.
(4) Click Execute
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Aligning the Print Head
This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time. Aligning the
print head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration.
Print head alignment is performed either automatically or manually. This section deals with
automatic print head alignment only.
1 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized paper in the printer.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 25.
3 Print the pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment.
(3) Check that paper is loaded in the
printer and click OK. If a message
warning you not to perform other
operations appears, click OK.
It takes about one minute to start
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this covers everything you should solve the problem with my advice.

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Mar 28, 2010 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

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Poor printing quality


Dear friend,

Just few tipe.

1. Try to use glossy photo quality paper for photo print out. which is look good and not so expence of ink.
2 Use good quality glossy type normal paper for text print out. that can not **** much ink from the cartriges.
3. try to cover your printer always.
4. clean the head via tst print oftenly.

Thnks & waiting for your feedback.

Jan 30, 2010 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Streaks on copy


Try these steps first:

1. Check ink level.


2. Nozzle Check Pattern
  1. Load A4- or letter-size plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) or cassette.

  2. Press the <Feed Switch> button to select the appropriate paper source.

  3. Press <Menu> repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.

  4. Press <OK>.
    The machine prints a nozzle check pattern.

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  5. Confirm the pattern is not broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed.



3. Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing If the printed Nozzle Check Pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.
  1. Press the <Menu> button on the printers operation panel repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears in the LCD.

  2. Press the left [<] or right [>] arrow buttons to select the cleaning setting you want. Select [HEAD CLEANING] or [HEAD REFRESHING] for deep print head cleaning.

    Note: [HEAD REFRESHING] uses more ink than [HEAD CLEANING], so perform [HEAD REFRESHING] only when necessary.

  3. Press the <OK> button.

  4. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and perform at least two Head Refreshings if the pattern is not correct.


You can also try using a higher quality print settings as follows:

Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows) The Quality setting controls how finely ink droplets are placed on the printed page. Depending on the type of paper being used a higher Print Quality setting does not always insure a better print. Print speed will decrease as the Print Quality setting is increased. Follow the instructions below to change the print quality settings in the Canon printer driver for the Windows operating system through a printing application.
  1. Click 'Properties' in the Print dialog box.

    Note: Depending on the Application software, 'Properties' may be displayed as 'Preferences'.

  2. Set the desired print quality in the 'Print Quality' section.

  3. Select 'High', 'Standard', or 'Draft / Fast'.
To set more detailed print quality settings, follow this procedure:
  1. Select 'Custom' and click 'Set'.

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  2. In the Set Print Quality dialog drag the slide bar from 'Fast' to 'Fine' to select the print quality.

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    Note: There are five options in 'Quality'. However, selectable options are limited depending on the media type.

  3. Select 'Auto', 'Dither', or 'Diffusion' from the 'Halftoning' section.


If the above steps do not solve your problem, it may be a time to purchase a new printhead.



Oct 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP750 All-In-One InkJet...

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All colours and black print faded. Black is a


ANSER #1

Assuming that you are using original Canon cartridges or a brand of Compatibles that you have used before.

If print results are blurred, colors are faded or not printed correctly, the pint head nozzles are probably clogged.

Follow the procedure below to print the nozzle check pattern, check the print head nozzle condition, then clean the Print Head. You may have to do this 2 or 3 times.

If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, aligning the Print Head may improve print quality.

Caution Do not rinse or wipe the Print Head and ink tanks. This can cause trouble with the Print Head and ink
tanks.

Note Before performing maintenance
Open the Top Cover and make sure that all lamps on the ink tanks are lit red.
If not, see Checking the Ink Status and take an appropriate action.
Increasing the print quality in the printer driver settings may improve the print result.

Sep 30, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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I have tried to print using my black ink cartridge and it will only print what is my email address.


Issue: Tinted printing / Colors are not exact
Solution: Resolving ink tank and cartridge issues BJC-6000

Printer attempts to print but no ink is on the paper Printer attempts to print but no ink is on the paper If the print quality is poor or no ink is appearing on the page, it may be because of the following problems:
  • The ink in the BJ tanks has run out.
  • The print head nozzles may be clogged
  • The protective cap or tape may have been reattached to the BJ cartridge
  • The BJ cartridge may need to be replaced
  • You may be using the wrong side of the media.
To check the level of ink in the BJ tanks
Open the printer's front cover and visually check the level of the ink in all the BJ tanks. If a BJ tank is low or has run out of ink, replace it. Failure to do so may shorten the life of your BJ Cartridge
To check the status of the print head by printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
  1. The Nozzle Check Pattern confirms whether the inks are being correctly ejected from the print head nozzles and whether the print head is correctly aligned.

  2. On your printer, press and hold the Resume button until you hear 2 beeps.

  3. When you release the button, the Nozzle Check Pattern will be printed. You can also print the Nozzle Check Pattern by clicking on the Test Print button in the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.

  4. After the Nozzle Check Pattern is printed, check the results. Look at the Nozzle Check Pattern for each BJ Ink tank. If any colors are missing or if any horizontal lines are broken or missing, perform the print head cleaning procedure.
To perform the print head cleaning procedure
  1. On your printer, press and hold the Resume button until you hear 1 beep.

  2. When you release the button, all print heads for all colors will be cleaned.

  3. You can also clean the print heads by clicking the left Print Head Cleaning button in the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.

  4. When the print head cleaning begins, the POWER light starts flashing. This will continue for about 30 seconds. Wait for the light to stop flashing before you resume normal operation.

  5. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.

  6. If the results are satisfactory, resume normal printing. If the results are not satisfactory, you may need to execute a print head deep cleaning.
To execute a print head deep cleaning
  1. Make sure paper is loaded in the sheet feeder and the printer is turned on.

  2. Display the printer properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.

  3. Click the right print head Cleaning button.

  4. When the print head cleaning begins, the POWER light starts flashing. Wait for the light to stop flashing before you resume normal operation.

  5. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.

  6. If the Nozzle Check Pattern is still unsatisfactory, you may need to execute a print head alignment.
To execute a print head alignment
In Windows, display the Maintenance tab of the printer properties dialog box.
  1. Click the right Test Print button.

  2. Follow the instructions on the screens to perform an automatic print head alignment.

  3. A confirmation screen will ask you if you want to perform automatic print head alignment. Read the screen and click OK. Another screen warns you not to start any other operation until the alignment is complete. Again, click OK.

  4. The BJ Printer Status Monitor displays the Printer Status. The driver will align the print heads then will print an alignment pattern.

  5. Perform the Nozzle Check Pattern test again.

  6. If the Nozzle Check Pattern is still unsatisfactory, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge.
To replace a BJ Tank in a BJ Cartridge
Leave the BJ cartridge in the printer when replacing a BJ tank. Make sure the printer's power is on. Make sure you insert the BJ tank in the correct slot.
  1. Open the front cover.

  2. The power light blinks while the cartridge holder is positioned to the center of the printer.

  3. Remove the empty BJ tank by pressing in on the release tab and then lifting the BJ tank up and out of its slot.

  4. Dispose of the tank properly, taking care to avoid spilling ink on your hands, floor, furniture, or clothing.

  5. Remove the new BJ tank from its package and pull the orange tape up and against the perforations to open the package film. Be careful not to remove the label from the tank. You will need it to match the tank to the correct slot in the BJ cartridge.

  6. Twist the orange protective cap to remove it. Do not attempt to reattach the protective cap; instead, discard it along with the protective tape.

  7. Insert the BJ tank by holding it at a slight angle, aligning it with the correct slot. Press down gently on the top of the tank until it locks into place.

  8. Lock the ink tank in place by pressing down on the circle mark on the top of the tank.
    Close the printer cover.

  9. The printer will automatically start cleaning the print heads. When the print heads are clean, the POWER light will stay on, indicating that the printer is ready for operation.

  10. Perform another test print to make sure the new ink tanks are performing correctly.
To remove the protective cap and tape from the BJ cartridge
  1. Open the printer's front cover.

  2. Unlock the BJ cartridge by raising the cartridge lock lever. Make sure you raise it all the way up.

  3. Remove the BJ cartridge by holding it by the circles on the left and right sides.

  4. Make sure that the orange protective cap has been removed.

  5. Make sure that the protective tape has also been removed.

  6. Replace the BJ cartridge and move the blue cartridge lock lever until it locks in place.
To check the media
Make sure that you are printing to the correct side of the media that you are using, and that the Media Type setting in the printer driver properties correctly reflects the type of paper you are using.
Be sure to read any instructions that come with your Canon specialty paper. These instructions provide important information regarding how to achieve the highest print quality with these papers.

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