Question about Canon Pixma iP2700 InkJet Photo Printer
Printing quality is bad when i used both colors or black only. the lines is not complete and is blurry.
First off, Turn on your printer, on your PC/laptop go to Printers and Faxes (you haven't said which operating system you use)
Find your printer icon, right click on it, select Properties, locate and find Maintenance tab, click cleaning/deep cleaning.
When you don't use your printer for a while, you must clean the head/nozzle , that's why you have blurry print outs.
Posted on Apr 12, 2014
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.,
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
SOURCE: Blurry Scanning/Copying
Are you scanning both black and white and color the same way? The ADF (automatic document feeder) uses a different scanning area than when you place the document on the scanning glass. If you open the scanner cover, look to the left of the main scanner glass to the narrow strip used for the ADF. Make sure this narrow strip is clean -- no ink or white-out or scratches. This can make your copies look dirty or smudged.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
You may want to use brand ink as its mixture is more reliable. However if you have changed cartridges frequently try cleaning the print heads.
Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
1. Clean your ip3000 print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.
*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
Time necessary 45-50 minutes
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.
SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your ip3000 in new condition.
Hope this helps. .
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
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1. try printing from another program, if it comes out good, check your software settings.
2. check your printer driver settings or reinstall/update
3. use another printer cable
4. print from/using the printer's control panel, if the output is bad, it is already a hardware failure.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
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