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Seriously washed-out photo quality

Mac OS X 10.5.4 with latest Canon drivers - but photos are seriously washed-out in color and density. High grade photo paper used. Fairly new cartridges, less than 20 copies run so far. No prompts that anything is wrong at all. Is this a known issue? Does this printer have a color problem? Thanks in advance for the knowledge.

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First check to make sure you are not running in draft mode.

If you are not, run the cannon cleaning utility. If this doesn't fix your issue remove the ink cartridge and scrub around the middle of the casing where the nozzles are located with an alcohol soaked cotton swab.

Ink clogging under the cartridge is a known issue with many cannon printers.

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