Magenta Cast Again!

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Well, I decided to go ahead and order the Canon iX8720, but when I looked, the price had gone from $250 to $299 in just two days! Only 8 left in stock where I was going to order it and B&H is out of everything but still shows $250. How in the world can they justify a $50 increase in price for no apparent reason. They just lost a sale.
 
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I just don’t get it. A few hours after I last posted I looked again and now the price is back down to $250 so I went ahead and ordered it. Looks like it’s going to take 2 weeks before I see it.

Hope setup is easier than what many reviews say about it. Comes with a USB cable and that’s how I will probably set it up. Most that seem to have trouble setting it up are trying to set it up wireless. I’m not a wireless fan, tho I do have a wireless router that was a pain to set up. Was supposed to be plug-n-play. I was ready to strangle somebody by the time I finally got it working.
 
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My experience with Canon suggests that if you don't follow the instructions and the sequence to a T, then you will have problems. Pay close attention to when you plug things in, turn things on etc. Also, you may have to update the drivers/firmware, both of which are typically best done after you have up and running (unless instructed to do otherwise).
I have found the Canon Forum to very helpful: https://community.usa.canon.com
 
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The hallmark sign of "double color management" is a pink or magenta cast to your print.
https://www.redrivercatalog.com/infocenter/tips/why-magenta-pink-cast-tint-inkjet-print.html

Others are:
Bad monitor profile
Bad or incorrect paper profile
Blocked nozzles
Lack of use leading to the above
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Lack of use for a photo printer particularly using pigment inks is asking for trouble. Protect your investment and run a test print/ nozzle check at least once a week. If that not possible then consider finding a reliable lab and give them the headaches 😄

BTW, Epsons newer printers P800 P600 etc. do not seem to suffer the issues of clogging that previous generations may have had
 
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