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If you could not print emails using default printer then there might be a chance that the account through which you are logged in doesn`t have much permission to perform these changes. It appears that the issue is caused due to some incorrect permission settings or some network settings.
Check Cables and Printer USB Ports

Check all cable connections (including the power cord) on the printer side. If the printer does have power and you`ve properly connected the communication cable, but the printer is still not recognized, try switching to a different USB port on the PC.

To enable the Printer`s Plan SMTP client go to the Settings tab, open the General Settings folder and select SMTP Settings. To use the Printer`s Plan SMTP email client, in this SMTP Settings window you will need to enter your email account information.
Press Print Options to change the print settings as needed. Select a printer, print to a file, or click Properties to set layout orientation and change paper/output options. Different Outlook item types have different print style options. Table style and Memo style are two of the most common options.
Open the start menu and select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > and choose the Services icon. Locate the Print Spooler service and right-click. Then select the option to “Stop” the service.
Ghost prints happen when the drum or fuser unit within your printer become faulty. Because a fault with this element won`t heat the particles of the toner to a high enough temperature, the marks being made on the paper are much lighter in colour and appear more faded than typical documents.
There are numerous possible causes for a printer that`s randomly producing blanks. The most common ones are empty ink cartridges, improper cartridge installation, and congested nozzles. Driver and software issues can sometimes cause this problem as well. Running out of ink?
If you are using Gmail on the web, you should make sure the pop-up blocker is not enabled. Or, it will prevent the printing window from appearing. So, to print emails on Gmail successfully, disable your pop-up blocker for Gmail and try printing again.
You can print an entire email message in Outlook by opening the message and then selecting File > Print. If you only want to print a single page or subset of pages, you can do that using the Print Options dialog box.
Check the printer connection status: Make sure the wireless signal is on, and the printer is connected to the same network as your computer or mobile device. If your printer has a light next to a Wireless icon or button , make sure the light is on. If it is off or blinks, the printer is disconnected from the network.
Send an ePrint job to your printer using the ePrint email address. From your email account, create a new email, or open the email you want to print, and then select the option to Forward. In the To field, enter the printer ePrint email address.
Check the printer connection status: Make sure the wireless signal is on, and the printer is connected to the same network as your computer or mobile device. If your printer has a light next to a Wireless icon or button , make sure the light is on. If it is off or blinks, the printer is disconnected from the network.
Many printer models won`t print if there`s a loose USB connection or if they`re out of ink or paper. Verify your printer`s ink levels, clean the printhead, fill the paper tray, and avoid using substandard paper.
Can`t print email or attachments. The sender might`ve turned on Gmail Confidential to send the email, which prevents printing message text and attachments.

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Pixma iP3000, Clogged Cyan print head?
ANSWER : I have had similar problem with an IP3600, but only since upgrading OS from WindowsXP to Windows7 a few weeks back, and only with the PG fat Black ink.

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Canon Pixma MX882 won't print black text
ANSWER : Yeah I’m having the same problem with my Canon MX882. I’ve refilled the pigment tank, cleaned the print head and I still get no pigment black at all. I think it has something to do with the purge unit, but I don’t see any instructions on how to clean it. If I can figure it out, I’ll let you know.

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Removing the print head on a Pixma MX 475?
ANSWER : Take out the ink tanks. On the right side there is a plastic release lever. Lift it up and the heads will unlock. Reach in and remove the heads. Take it to the sink and run hot water through the screens on top and then flip it over and run hot water over the heads. Repeat a few times until the water is clear. Reinstall and try again. It might take a couple pages for the print to look good.

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Canon Pixma MP610 won't print in black
ANSWER : Printer cleanings use wet ink to clear dried up ink. Yeah, that works real well. The best way to clean the heads is remove all the ink tanks. Next to the tanks on the right, there is a plastic release lever. Pull up on it and it will release the heads. Reach in and pull them out. Take the heads over to the sink and run hot tap water into the screen for the black and then turn it over and run it over the heads on the bottom. Repeat a few times and reinstall.

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My printer feeds through one piece of paper all the way and then a half piece of paper and stops. I pull out the paper to stop the paper jam and then it prints but sounds rough. After printing, it doesn't feed the paper all the way through.
ANSWER : And the first 2 sheets, the full and half sheet that go through first, are blank.

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No PGBK printing
ANSWER : Trigger hasn’t been on the forum in years. Don’t know if he is still alive as he’s pushing 80.

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when printing front and back, the front will print well but the back will fade
ANSWER : It happens because second side voltage is much higher and the board breaks. Are you getting this issue in auto duplex only, or same error you are getting when you print second side manually?

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Can't print in black
ANSWER : The only way to really clean the head is to remove it and flush it under hot running water. Take the ink tanks out and there is a release lever on the right. Lift it and reach in to remove the head assembly.

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