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Canon Pixma ip2600 help! - Printing washed out colours 90% of time

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    chelle  977 forum posts
    10 Dec 2011 - 1:53 PM

    Hello all!

    I have a Canon Pixma ip 2600 printer and it has worked fine for a few years now. But lately when I print out images the colours look really washed out.

    This happens 90% of the time. The other 10% are fine. It is really strange. Sometimes i print a photo out and it is really washed ou and I can try and print it out a few days later and the colours are excellent (using the same ink cartridge!)

    I have tried different ink cartridges from different suppliers, and they are all original Canon ink cartridges, so I don't think it can be the ink cartridges.

    Does anybody know what can be causing it to print out most of my prints washed out?

    Thankyou in advance.

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    rambler e2 Member 6477 forum postsrambler vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Dec 2011 - 2:55 PM

    First of all check all the settings before you print to see if a software glitch is changing anything.

    Secondly look up the official Canon website where you will find a list of service agents. Give the one near you a call and ask for assistance, they are usually most helpful.


    10 Dec 2011 - 4:35 PM

    do you have it in a room that has large(ish) changes in temperature. I find that my epson prints differently if the heating is on in the room with my printers. I try to keep it cool in there to stop this.

    justin c
    justin c  104537 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Dec 2011 - 6:35 PM

    Has a black cartridge run out or blocked up? This can sometimes be the cause of low contrast and washed-out prints. Do a nozzle check and head clean if needed.
    Hope you get the issue resolved.

    Last Modified By justin c at 10 Dec 2011 - 6:36 PM
    janeez e2 Member 61195 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Dec 2011 - 1:25 AM

    Have you done all the usual nozzle checks. Cleaning, aligning etc? Always worth giving it 2 or 3 goes. Sorry if this is a bit obvious. Smile

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