Ok here is exactly what my printer is doing....My Canon i960 was doing it's usual wonderful job last week when all of a sudden I started getting broad red streaks all over the page. It looked like magenta so I ran a cleaning operation and then a test pattern and I also changed the Magenta cart. The test pattern for that color didn't print out but when I tried another photo print, I still had a lot of red ink smeared over the page. My next step was to go to the maintenance box on the i96 software, and I followed all the suggestions. I checked my paper preference, did a deep cleaning and today changed the distance from the printer head to the page with a slide bar. That seemed to help but still got a little red smearing on the leading edge of the print. Today the test pattern is looking better( not perfect) but one thing I notice, that I can't account for,is that It seems to print without smearing when the printer is set for bright white paper. It has no red streaking at all but it has some vertical lines on the photo. However...When I reset for the glossy photo paper which is what we normally use for photo's we are still getting some red streaking on just the leading edge of the page. Any input that might throw light on why this is happening and how to fix it would be much appreciated. By the way I love this older Canon printer because it has 6 individual ink cartridges so you can change just one color at a time. With my old HP printer that has a 3 color, one Cartridge combo set up when you run out of one color that's all she wrote for that cart. ok Thanks in advance, I will also try hard to be helpful if I see anything I can help with on this site... Regards...New Member.jgmmcm11
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