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Canon mg5220 printer won't print black
Try this: take a small, sharp knife and make sure the air slit on the top of the cartridge goes all the way through the plastic.
You know that little tab you have pull off the top of the cartridge before inserting in the print head? There is a tiny slit under the tab to let air in, which is necessary to let the ink flow out. The slit is made very small so ink won't leak inadvertently out the top. Sometimes the slit doesn't go all the way through the plastic. When that happens, the ink can't flow.
I blew through that slit on a defective cartridge and no ink came out. I used a pen knife to open the slit (it doesn't take much) and then blew again. This time ink spewed out the bottom. My print test showed the black ink coming through. It was a bit spotty so I cleaned the print head and now the black ink comes out just like its supposed to.
on Jan 25, 2019
Is there any way to get ink to dry on the wrong
Hi RobynPRINTING ON REVERSE SIDE OF PHOTO PAPER
The only realistic choice here is for you to chalk this episode down to
experience, buy some new photo paper of the correct type to produce your preferred outcome and then do another print run of the postcards.
I always advise, when printing on exotic papers and even when producing ink
intensive printing on ordinary paper, to print a single test copy first and
then study the result, rather than completing the entire print run in one go.
Because of the lack of absorbency on the reverse side of the paper you used, I
would also recommend temporarily putting the printer settings back to regular
paper and printing a test page, so the micro-nozzles on the print head are
cleared of any excess ink. If the test page is not perfect, then also run your printer's Print Head Cleaning maintenance tool. Then reset the printer back to photo printing for another run at your postcards.
I hope this helps.
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on Dec 01, 2018
What is error code -41
There doesn't appear to be any reliable information about an error 41 code for Canon inkjet machines. In a Brother machine it means a knackered printhead, but Canon has a different code for that. I can only suggest sending a message to Canon's web site/help desk to see if they can shed light on it.
on Feb 13, 2015
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