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Need help on fixing lines when I print

Hello everyone, I wanted your guys help on fixing a issue my printer has been having for a couple of days. My printer is a canon pixma g3260, and it has been printing fine for a few days and all of a sudden it started printing like lines on the paper. It mainly has a issue when I print the color black but this would happen to some colors too. Looked at canon's website to find nothing about how to fix this issue when printing.

 

My second issue i have is when printing on my brand new windows computer, the print would appear lighter then it should be. I didn't have this issue when I printed on my Chromebook and I wanted to find a way on printing on my windows pc instead of printing on my Chromebook. Anything would help!

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35 minutes ago, BeerusChampa said:

Hello everyone, I wanted your guys help on fixing a issue my printer has been having for a couple of days. My printer is a canon pixma g3260, and it has been printing fine for a few days and all of a sudden it started printing like lines on the paper. It mainly has a issue when I print the color black but this would happen to some colors too. Looked at canon's website to find nothing about how to fix this issue when printing.

 

My second issue i have is when printing on my brand new windows computer, the print would appear lighter then it should be. I didn't have this issue when I printed on my Chromebook and I wanted to find a way on printing on my windows pc instead of printing on my Chromebook. Anything would help!

I'll preface this by saying printers are fickle beasts best troubleshot in a field with baseball bats.

 

Can you take a clear in-focus photo of the "lines" being printed? Since your machine doesn't use cartridges, the printhead isn't built into the ink cartridges and thus isn't replaced when you refill the ink. This means it's even more important to print regularly so it doesn't dry out and/or run regular cleaning cycles. Also, if the tubes supplying the printhead with ink become clogged or printhead itself does dry out so much that cleaning cycles don't revive it, the machine usually becomes e-waste, as unclogging the tubes or obtaining a replacement printhead often costs as much as a replacement printer. (We have an aging Epson Artisan 830 printer experiencing air in the ink supply tubes because we let it go too long without printing over the pandemic.)

 

Page 365 of your printer's user manual contains troubleshooting steps.

https://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1039381

 

As for the lighter print quality when printing from different machines, I would check your print settings. Last I checked, Chromebooks don't have as many adjustable print quality settings compared to Windows, Linux, or Mac systems. I'd play around with the quality settings in the Canon Driver Software on your Windows machine until you get the printouts just the way you like them.
https://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1039343

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9 minutes ago, kirashi said:

I'll preface this by saying printers are fickle beasts best troubleshot in a field with baseball bats.

 

Can you take a clear in-focus photo of the "lines" being printed? Since your machine doesn't use cartridges, the printhead isn't built into the ink cartridges and thus isn't replaced when you refill the ink. This means it's even more important to print regularly so it doesn't dry out and/or run regular cleaning cycles. Also, if the tubes supplying the printhead with ink become clogged or printhead itself does dry out so much that cleaning cycles don't revive it, the machine usually becomes e-waste, as unclogging the tubes or obtaining a replacement printhead often costs as much as a replacement printer. (We have an aging Epson Artisan 830 printer experiencing air in the ink supply tubes because we let it go too long without printing over the pandemic.)

 

Page 365 of your printer's user manual contains troubleshooting steps.

https://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1039381

 

As for the lighter print quality when printing from different machines, I would check your print settings. Last I checked, Chromebooks don't have as many adjustable print quality settings compared to Windows, Linux, or Mac systems. I'd play around with the quality settings in the Canon Driver Software on your Windows machine until you get the printouts just the way you like them.
https://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1039343

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