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Purple Color Printing in b&w mode

I am getting purple instead of black on b&w printing. I have deep clean four times.

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  • BrianaT Jul 22, 2008

    Yes, I am using oem cartridges. Also, I just installed a new printhead.



  • Miles May 11, 2010

    Just a clarification, are you using OEM cartridges? Since you only have 4 cartridges, I'm assuming they are all in the correct position.

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When you do nozzle cleaning there is a print test that canon performs. I think it prints out each color. Did the Colors come out correctly? Cuz from there I think you can determine which color is really clogged. I have the solution somewhere but I need to know if the test print comes out correctly or not.

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