Canon Pixma MG5420
I’m having trouble printing photos. I have several that I have printed in the last 6 months that are fine, but when I print another copy, the colors are muddy looking. I did have trouble with the yellow ink not printing, but after a week it started printing again. The blacks aren’t very black at all. I have done 2 cleanings and a nozzle check and they’re fine. I am using Canon photo paper. Please advise.
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When printing on paper that is even slightly moist from humidity, ink can become smudged on the paper, colors can run together, and text or images can be distorted. Check if the paper is moist and try replacing the paper in the printer to see if print quality improves.
Smudges may appear in a printout when the paper has a lot of paper dust or other dust particles. Setting <Special Printing Mode L> to <On> may solve the problem. For details on the procedure for setting, see the “User`s Guide” from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).
Here are the most common causes of a printer printing faded text or images: Low ink or toner levels. Toner sticking to the fuser roller or problems with the transfer roller. Low ink or toner density settings.
The easiest way to remove mud from your electric guitar recordings is with the use of subtractive EQ. Cutting around 80-100 Hz using a high-pass filter with a gradual slope will remove low-end rumble and make the part sound tighter in the mix.
Because muddy vocals are a frequency problem, it makes sense to reach for an EQ early in the process. The easiest way to use an EQ to fix muddy vocals is to use a low-cut filter and high-pass everything below a certain frequency, typically around 90-100Hz.
Smears and smudges on the paper can be caused by dirt, dust, or toner accumulated on the rollers or transfer belt as it passes through the paper. Cleaning your printer, particularly the rollers, is one of the options for removing black markings from paper.
The simplest explanation is that your monitor is too bright. Yes, it really is the most common reason your prints look wrong and the most popular solution for people contacting me over the years. Modern monitors are a lot brighter by default and this skews your editing/adjustment of tones.
If you notice that your print quality is uneven, too light, too dark, or there are vertical or horizontal lines in the print (banding), try these solutions: Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary.
The most common cause of a muddy guitar sound is a bad tone; your tone knob has been turned too far, using old guitar strings, or your amplifier`s EQ knob is set to the wrong settings.
A muddy mix is a mix where you have overlapping frequencies that clash with each other making it difficult to hear all the individual elements in the track. There are numerous factors that affect the clarity of your track. One common cause of muddiness is using sounds that have frequencies that are imbalanced.
Colors which are too saturated/dull in the context of the rest of the painting. Going against the warm light, cool shadow (and vice versa) guideline may result in your colors appearing muddy. For example, using warm shadows with warm lights. Or cool shadows with cool lights.
WHAT CAUSES MUD? Factors that create or enhance mud include organic matter in manure, barn and shelter roof runoff, poor soil infiltration, and poor pasture management.
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Prints blank pages, won't print from computer
Don’t know why you replaced the fuser, but assuming you had print before, then it must have been something you did during the procedure. Only thing I can suggest is to recheck your work. Just because you reinstalled a connector doesn’t mean that it is seated firmly enough to work. Any flat ribbon connectors that you removed and reinstalled, check to see that the contacts are all flat and not peeled back.
when printing front and back, the front will print well but the back will fade
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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At first, try printing the internal demo page of the printer. You will find this under the “Information” Menu. If this page prints ok, the problem is on your computer. Maybe the driver or some application settings. Almost impossible to diagnose from far. Look for a “Reset to Default”-Setting in your driver. You may delete the printer and re-install it with the most up-to-date Driver from OKI. Since the printer is an old one, you may have to look for a “Vista-Driver”, when you’re running Windows 7/8. OKI does not not supply any drivers beyond Vista. I could not find anything about mac drivers …
Print file sent but no printing occurs
Been working on these since they first were released. Never seen a problem like yours. If it happens again, try doing an engine test, as it bypasses the formatter board. The engine test is located at the right side of the manual tray opening. Look for a hole in the side wall. Stick something like a paper clip into it to actuate the test button. It will then print a lined test page. If it does that, then it points to the formatter board as the cause of your problem.
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.
And the first 2 sheets, the full and half sheet that go through first, are blank.
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I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.
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doris…There are usually 2 reasons for blurry output on this printer. First, make sure that the alignment is correct. You can get to it from the maintenance tab on the software that came with the printer. The other common cause of blurring is debris under the printhead. Hope this helps.