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Perforations on paper

I've just printed a set of very nice borderless 4x6" prints with the MP210, but each one has several parallel lines of tiny perforations, not fully through the paper but definitely visible on the glossy surface, all along the length of the photo. Is there a way to stop this? Should I take it back to the shop? I've only had it two weeks.

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  • khs5 Jul 28, 2008

    It's not perforating right through the paper - it's four lines of tiny pin-pricks on the surface 13mm apart. I've checked the peper and tried different papers, always the same thing happens.

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    I have a Canon MP610 and have the same type of problem.Did you get this fixed?

  • Coss May 11, 2010

    Is it actually perforating the paper?

    I ask because I've never heard of a printer that does that.

    Are you sure the perforations are not in the paper before you print? Or are the lines just print lines and not actually perforations?

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Hi. I have a Canon MP520 printer, and that also puts dotted lines down the entire length of the glossy 6 by 4 paper. The lines are spaced about 30mm apart, and are very hard to see, being more visible in the areas of dark ink. I believe this to be caused by rollers that feed the paper through, marking the new still-wet ink just after it's been deposited on the paper. I am not sure of a solution, it seems to do it on Canon paper, which is thicker, and cheaper photo paper. If you're not happy, take it back and buy somethng else, I don't think you will find a solution.

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I can't find anywhere on Canon's information that it has the ability to perforate as a setting.
This sounds like that is something dragging from the print head that is causing it.
I would take it back to the shop you got it from, and have them replace it.
Make sure to take an example of what it is doing when it prints.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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