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I am trying to make a color copy and the copy is much darker than the original. I have it on auto exposure and reset to original settings as well as had it print a test page which was also darker than normal.

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Are you using Canon OEM ink?
Compatible inks will appear darker or lighter than you expect...

Posted on Sep 12, 2013

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SOURCE: Canon colors do not match photo

hmmm..that sounds like you need to clean the print heads and re calibrate them

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Color printing

I removed the ink tanks then I removed the print head very carefully.
I rinsed the print head with the cleaner that comes with my refill
bottles, let it dry and carefully reinserted the print head. I "cleaned"
the nozzles and ran nozzle check and it worked fine.

I no longer trust this iP5000 printer for photos so I have purchased a new
Canon iP6700D which is great. I will use both printers...only using
the new one for photos only.

The main thing I have learned from my Canon printers is not to clean
the print heads as often due to that "Absorber almost full" message!
I still like the Canon for the ink capacity and separate tanks.

Your site has been so helpful! Thank you!

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

alvinbga

Alvin Barnabas

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SOURCE: canon I560s printer

Was this the problem prior to changine the cartriages? If not check the contacts between the machine and the cartriges. there may be tape, ink, papaer in between.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: faded colors with brand new printer

cartridge must be expired

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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Menandro de Leon

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SOURCE: I have a Canon Pixma

When you double click the Printer and Faxes icon in the Control Panel you will see the printer that your computer is currently using. See.... if the printer image is clear it is online and ready to use, if its blurred then its in offline mode and cannot be use.

To correct offline printer.. some possible reasons is on the usb cable.. check if there is no open wire along the cable...Inserting the USB connector on the other usb slot of the cpu sometimes work just wait first until it is read.

If the printer is still blurred and offline after checking the usb connection, the 2nd thing to do is check the properties of the printer if it is set to offline mode. how? Double click your printer icon. It will display the print jobs window. Click on the Printer tab and uncheck on the "Use printer Offline". Cancel all pending print jobs, close the printer window and try again to print.

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

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also try to darker the copy and see what happens, if its still light try to change the drum....

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