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Greenish prints Hai Since a few days, the color prints are quite green, although the printer tanks are not empty. I tried the canon setup utility but it didn't resolve anything. Thanks for any suggestion. Cheers Pieter-Jan

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Try a new color tank or put your existing color tank in another printer to find out whether you have a printer or a tank problem.. Good luck !

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