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Registered: ‎05-12-2016

PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

When printed from Notepad the lines look like this:

 

stupidlines.jpg

 

As you can see it's printing blurry and clear in a pattern, about 5 lines blurry, 2-3 lines clear, 5 lines blurry, etc.

 

I've run all typical fixes: cleaning, deep cleaning, print head alignment, plate cleaning, roller cleaning, replaced all ink carts, and then removed all the ink carts, swabbed everything down and put them in again.

 

Any ideas would be appreciated, I'm at a loss. Machine is roughly 3 years old and has been inactive for about year, thinking maybe the printing head might be dead?

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Re: PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-01-2016

Re: PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

I am experiencing an almost identical problem with printing text from the PGBK cartridge on my PIXMA MX922.  There is a rough pattern from printing a line of normal text, gradually increasing double (side-by-side) images in succeeding lines, and then restarting the pattern over again.  Tried multiple deep cleanings, realignments, etc.  No change.  Does not happen with other colors.

DID YOU SUBSEQUENTLY FIGURE OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS FOR THE POSTING ON THE PIXMAN IP7220?

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-17-2018

Re: PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

I have exactly the same problem.

 

Any ideas?

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-16-2018

Re: PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

Same thing for MG5500

 

I have the same problem - my letters are doubling.
I did the manual heads alignments, not helping.
http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/PrinterDriver/W/MG5500%20series/1.0/EN/PPG/dg-c_alignment.html

Scans of printed pages are here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Vm8PJhXEzdBERJ57OvQDq6WeBnLOR-Nf
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cA7aOmr5gJv-yz0dknssQuVOL64loqjM

I did the automatic heads alignment by this:
http://ugp01.c-ij.com/ij/webmanual/Manual/S/MG5500%20series/EN/BG/bg-maintenance1600.html
I did try cleanup the strip by this manual:
https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART109134

Not better.
My most concern is that all the numbers a double-printed.. on both pages. And the black E column on the pattern_01 is definitely not rectangular...

And one more thing - letters above the columns looks good!! No doubling! Only numbers, + and - signs and arrows are doubling...

Any suggestions?

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-17-2018

Re: PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

I discovered a work-around which is to tell the printer the paper is matte photopaper and to print high quality.

It takes a while to print like this because it's using the photo ink, but for my needs it works because I don't do much printing.

I'd love to get to the bottom of why it won't print well from the text ink cartridge though.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-16-2018

Re: PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

Looks like the "Experts" answers only the first message with reference to some phone-experts - and the real solution has to be elaborated by the end users...

 

This Canon printer is my first and LAST printer I bought from this company who do not care about customers.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-15-2018

Re: PIXMA iP7220 printing pattern of blurry and clear lines

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I have the same problem. I see from your thread and the following ones, Canon did nothing to help.

What did you end up doing ?

Has anyone solved this - other than printing as a photograph. 

 

I have an urgent project  - is my only option to buy a new printer. 

 

Thank you !!!!

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