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Printer printing wrong colours

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by RadicalMix66, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. RadicalMix66

    RadicalMix66 Thread Starter

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    My printed sheets are coming out pretty poor. But it's not completely wrong, more like a blend of the wrong colour and the right one on the images. But the more I print the worse it seems to get. However, when I start a new print session the first sheet is of the same colour standard as the first of the last lot.

    How do I decide whether it is because the ink cartridge is running low or not? Those little badboys are pricey.

    On a seemingly more random note, do home printers have any electromagnetic shielding. #ElectronicWarfare

    It's only a low end Canon but I've had similar problems with all the Epsons I've had before.
     
  2. huggie54

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    hiya,if you do not use the printer regularly and is situated in a warm place then the heads tend to dry,your printer should have a monitoring program you can use to see the ink levels and to clean/realign/nozzle check etc, the printing heads probably need a clean,you may have to do this several times printing the nozzle check after each time.
     
  3. RadicalMix66

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    Hi.

    Yeah I did a head clean. It does get used regularly. The clean didn't make any difference really. When I start printing something the first page or two are normally fine before it starts messing up. I changed the cartridges and the same thing happened again on the first printout I did. Just took a few pages longer....
     
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