Canon i960 new problem for me. it will print correct colors on paper, but not on photo paper, I have used Kodak and Costco photo papers. Colors on photo has a green cast. The printer will not feed paper for cleaning or deep cleaning but performs all other functions.
The print driver might not be sending the correct color profile for photo paper. Check that your selection of the paper type "sticks", that is, that it doesn't revert to plain paper when you click on the print button.
If the print dialog is not working properly, then please get in touch with Canon's tech support to resolve this.
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<FONT COLOR="#FF0000"> RED TEXT </FONT><HR>
<FONT COLOR="#00FF00"> GREEN TEXT </FONT><HR>
<FONT COLOR="#0000FF"> BLUE TEXT </FONT><HR>
<FONT COLOR="#FFFF00"> MIX RED & GREEN INK </FONT><HR>
<FONT COLOR="#FF00FF"> MIX RED & BLUE INK </FONT><HR>
<FONT COLOR="#00FFFF"> MIX GREEN & BLUE INK </FONT><HR>
and see if the printed colors are "true" to what you see on the computer-screen.
Canon i850, i950, S600 Start with the printer OFF 1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER 2. release RESUME 3. press RESUME twice, then release POWER 4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute: presses - light color - function Number of presses - light color - function 0presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960) 1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960) 2presses - green - EEPROM initialize 3presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter
If I could be of furtheme know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Your problem is the print head. You can buy one from Canon for about $95, or find them new from dealers on Ebay for $60 to $70. For a less expensive fix, try to remove the print head and clean it. (You don't need any tools, just remove the ink tanks and pull the print head forward and out. Over time, the receivers tend to get dry & crusted ink on them. Note that the inks used are fast drying inks to keep your pictures, etc. from smudging after you print them. Try not to use solvent. I use q-tips and hot water, then dry using another q-tip. If this does not work, there are commercial cleaning kits available for about $10. Short of that, your choice is to replace the print head or the printer itself. My i960 prints such good quality color prints and normal color printing, that I would fix it rather than replace the printer. I hope the easy cleaning does it for you!
This is a bit of a subjective question. What you think is best might not be agreed upon by others. Given that, you'll get the best results and the longest lasting photos using manufacturers ink cartridges (not refills) and premium photo paper. I tend to stick with the better known companies in this case- Kodak,etc. Others may disagree with me and say refills are just fine. The quality standards aren't as stringent for refill ink batches as new ink cartridges and stand a better chance of clogging the nozzles or having colors that aren't the same with each batch.
We are experiencing something simillar with our imagepress. As far as I know, every heavily used Canon (or used for a longer period of time) tends to skew colors towards magenta a little bit. We are dealing with it by reducing magenta in color balance menu for all jobs on the printer, but the result is never perfect (especially in grey where is needed perfect balance of colors).
Lift lid ,let carriage stop in middle, un-plug the printer > Remove all ink tanks > Remove print head > Soak print head in > 3 parts very warm water an 1 part ammonia over night. Rinse under faucet with water directly over ink ports, shake out excess water,(if when you shake it out and if color still comes out repeat soaking for another hour or two and rinsing again ,HAD TO DO MINE TWICE) let air dry. (hair drier helps) Cured my problem for a while ,but if not used almost every day, this will happen again, I also use compatible ink tanks. Don'T believe the inks are as good as Canon Ink. But who the hell can afford them. So fill your owe with Canon ink from Canon. Still seems that the cyan always dries up first. Good luck Lestero1