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Printing in grey-scale problems.

RoyPks

FPCH Member
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Feb 5, 2015
PC Experience
Beginner
I have a Cannon iP4850 printer and is ha always worked fine in the past but lately it seems to have a problem when printing in grey-scale, the top half of the page is fine but the bottom is very faint, the text is visible but unreadable.
I have tried all the suggestions suggested in the manual.
Any thought of how to solve this problem.

Thanks.
 

KenB

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Hi Roy

Printers are not my forte - hence the slow response.

When you say
tried all the suggestions suggested in the manual.
Have you deleted and re-installed the drivers ?

I assume that the page prints OK if you select colour ?

Is the black cartridge full - ie. not low on ink ?
Is the black cartridge a Canon or a clone ?
 

RoyPks

FPCH Member
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Feb 5, 2015
PC Experience
Beginner
Have you deleted and re-installed the drivers ? Yes have tried that.

I assume that the page prints OK if you select colour ? Colour is fine.

Is the black cartridge full - ie. not low on ink ? Full
Is the black cartridge a Canon or a clone ? ​A clone but never had a problem before, have even tried a different cartridge.
 

GRANDAD

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Oct 6, 2008
Location
Tyne & Wear
just a thought again--have you ran two pages off together [one straight after the other] is the print ok for half the first page but faint for the bottom half of page one and faint page two?

I think its worth changing the clone BLACK ink for an other, I've had some problems with generic inks in the past but in fairness I always use them only due to costs.
 

RoyPks

FPCH Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2015
PC Experience
Beginner
Changed the ink cartridge and printed 2 sheets in grey scale all OK, therefore will hope all is solved.

Thanks for your help.
 

KenB

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
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Hopefully solved .......give it a little longer then let us know :)
 
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