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Im so confused

I have the Canon Pixma iP1500 and it just won't print out pink. Every other color prints out fine. I have new cartridges and have deep cleaned the heads several times. I even took out the cartridge to clean the head manually but to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • Angel Blair Jun 04, 2007

    I say pink because when it goes through the testing phase after putting in the new cartridges all of the other colors print except for the column that appears to be pink on the computer screen. This is so frustrating.


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Pink? Relate the cartridge colours to us on here

Posted on Jun 03, 2007

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2007

    I don't know all the Canon model range.
    Speaking generally however most ink jet printers
    print in 4 or 6 colours
    that is black blue red yellow
    or as above plus light cyan[light blue] and light magenta[ light red] and the occasional specialist model which may have a seventh colour[very rare]
    Pink as a colour does not actually exist - it is a made up colour.
    So tell me how many cartridges your printer takes.

    You could also look in on
    and of course
    technical Help team at Canon.


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My Pixma iP1500 will not print in colour even with a brand new ink cartridge and after deep cleaning. Black printing isperfect.

go to controlpanel>printer> ur printer driver..
check the settings..
if u r unknown of the settings restore default if u r printing from ms word see the print options and in advanced there will b the link to print color. check the appropriate one .
there u go. now print as much as u want

Canon Pixma ip1500, bought new ink, cleaned print heads with alcohol, still not printing

Did you buy factory new Canon cartridges or third party cartridges.

If you are using factory new Canon ink, call Canon about their defective ink.

If you are using anything else, want to bet there is no such thing as a warranty.


I bought new ink black and color but i try to print in pink and i can't how can i print in pink

Hi alexgallo01
Do you get other colours except pink?
If that is the case,reasons could be:
1. there is not enough RED or BLUE in the cartridge.
2. you haven't selected pink colour on the text or images you are trying to print.
If you are typing a document highlight the text you want in pink, and choose PINK color for the font.
Then print the document. The printer will use color closest to your choice, if it does not have the exact color.
Hope this will help.
If it help you, please give a rating


Poor color

try to put your cartridges with warm water

Blur colors

are you using new cannon ink cartridges?
if you are replace the print head if your not start.

Bad quality printing from the black cartridge

Select the correct Media Type setting (Windows)Print an image from another source
Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows)

try these if they dont work time for print head replacement.,


I have the same problem.  At first I thought the printhead clogged but dipping it in solvent did not work.  I guess the only thing we could do is to buy a new print head, but at the cost it's going at, we might as well get a new printer.  Other than that try sent a RMA.
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