I have a brand new Canon Pixma G3260 ink tank printer and I am getting very faded printouts for the right click menu "print" option.
The funny thing is when I print from the Faststone image viewer I do not get the fading. l do not like it, it's not nearly as rich in color as it should be, but it is not at all faded.
Please load plain paper into your PIXMA G3260 and press the wrench and screwdriver button on your printer one time. Use the right arrow to select Maintenance and press OK. On Nozzle check, press OK
A test page will print.
Please compare your printout with the example provided HERE. Does your nozzle check print correctly?
What version of Windows are you using?
If using a Mac, what version of OSX is installed?
Are you using your PIXMA G3260 wirelessly?
Or with a USB cable?
What program are you printing from?
What paper size and paper type are you printing with?
I am including a nozzle check printout, and also another image I will have to explain.
The second image is a Before and After image.
The Before represents a printout from a small 10.1" RCA Cambio Windows 10 netbook.
The After represents a printout from the same RCA Cambio.
They were both printed the same way. The difference is this:
I thought the Asus laptop might be causing the problem because there is something definitely wrong with it.
The only other Microsoft system device I have at this time is the RCA Cambio, so I tried it. I was relieved when it showed no fading, but I was not happy with the color quality.
I needed to darken the image just a little.
I downloaded Gimp and darkened the image somewhat.
The After image is the result.
Note: I stopped the "After" image before completion (not a malfunction).