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

chelle 12 77
10 Dec 2011 1:53PM
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 Plus
9 969 17 England
10 Dec 2011 2:55PM
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 4:35PM
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 14 5.0k 36 England
10 Dec 2011 6:35PM
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.
janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2011 1:25AM
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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