I've not used my IP90 in several months. It would not print - well it would barely print and not in correct colors. I had experienced this on my older i70 and flushed the ink cartridges with alcohol and then did deep cleaning a few times and installed new cartridges. Did the same now on my IP90 and it's printing nicely. The test print looks fine, but the color is just not very rich - it's very light - almost as if it were printing at 50% resolution? I know this printer is capable of beautiful rich, deep color and I'm not getting it. Ideas??
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Re: Printing nice but very light
Did you try going into printer settings and checking for printer relotion settings. If the printer is set to a low resolution value or to fast print the color will be dim. Check also that you are using correct paper type settings. By the way the IP90 is a basic printer.
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Hi. If you had done utility check and they are fine, had you try printing on a stand alone not using a computer. if you can print on a stand alone, there is no problem on the hardware side of the printer because u were able to print on a stand alone. you can focus now on the software side by uninstalling and re installing the driver of the printer and that should work.
It sounds like you have a severly clogged print head. The nozzles are likely gummed up and need to be cleaned. To do this, you need to inserta new set of OEM cartridges. Run the deep cleaning utiliity a half dozen times and then the alignment utility. This should clear the problem.
You have most likely been using aftermarket/reloaded cartridges with inks that do not meet the manufacturer's specifications. I would take them back to the vendor and ask for either a refund of replacements. If you are going to continue to use these cartridges, I would take out the OEM cartridges, reseal the two openings on the cartridge ( use electrician's tape) so that they can be used to clear the nozzles should they again become clogged with aftermarket ink.
Let me know if this solves your problem.
9 out of 10 times this is caused by dirty contacts. It can also be caused by some electrical charge getting to the paper as it goes through the printer or a faulty (weak) power supply board. Your first check should be to remove all of the consumables and clean all metal contacts with an alcohol wipe or similar. Hope this helps.
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Are the ink cartridges refilled or compatible? They may be defective. Are they installed correctly (not in the wrong slots)? ** Note that even if they are replaced it will take SEVERAL pages before the quality returns
Try selecting an option in the printing properties to print in grayscale or black and white (you usually only have either one or the other).
This will utilise ONLY the black cartridge, the color will remain dormant which should make your prints come out in black and white - if not, your black cartridge, or the space between the bottom of the black cartridge and the paper is contaminated with color ink.