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The problem you are asking about sounds very unusual. Can you scan a copy of the nozzle check and post it to me, attached to your reply? I think that is the only way I will easily understand what the problem is.
How do commonplace printouts come out? garbled or doubled, or would you describe them some other way?
That sounds like a problem with the double-stroke, as it were, method of printing: the printhead moves across the paper in one direction, laying down every other line of ink, then goes across in the other direction, laying down every other line of ink, and the paper has jerked a little in the interval between the two strokes across the paper, so that print comes out doubled or lines come out wavy.
If that describes what you see, I'm sorry to say it often is a defect in the printer circuitry and needs repair of the printer or replacement of the printer as often as not.
However, there is some hope perhaps: Does it come out that way even when the Nozzle Check page is generated from the printer itself? Try it from the printer's own menus, see if the defects show up that way. (If you need instructions, on how to do so, let me know.)
Then I honestly don't know what else to say, except:
- Have you been using regular Canon OEM-original ink cartridges?
- Have you been using regular and ordinary paper?
- How old is the printer?
Has the paper you have used been abnormal in any way?
Is the printer used in a damp, or hot, or cold, environment?
Then I am sorry to say that I do not know what else to suggest. The printer may simply be 'broken that way' - it's a type of case I have seen often enough before, and means either replacing the printer or sending it to Canon for repair.
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