Photo printouts from G2010 turn green after a month

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Hi,
Why do my photo prints from G2010 become green after a month of printing?
This never happened with my Canon E510 Printer.
I printed some photos using my EOS 600D and stuck them on my wall and all turned green after a month or less. They are never exposed to sunlight.
I use Kodak 200GSM Glossy Photo Paper with Original Canon inks supplied with my Printer. Its mentioned on package that it is for all inkjet printers.
I have attached a snap of the picture now vs a digital copy of how it looked on day one.
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You are victim of a hidden marketing policy by Canon not to give you the best inks they have but inks with mediocre longevity/fading performance, About all Megatank models are affected by this policy, the only exception is the G550/650 photo printer which uses the very well performing Chromalife 100 inks, all other printers do not use these inks.
You can do this - you order the ink bottles for the G550 printer instead and do a refill of these inks into the bottles which fit your printer, and you do an ink upgrade this way. You would need a syringe with a needle which you can push into the ink bottles slightly tilted. There is no way to my knowledge and test that you can swap/remove the bottle heads (you could with Epson ink bottles - Epson users face the same fading problem)

I have published a range of tests comparing inks and papers for their fading performance - The Chromalife 100 inks and the Epson Claria inks are the best inks users can get - and all other inks for the Eco/Megatank printers are no better than arbitrary 3rd party inks but only more expensive.
 
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You are victim of a hidden marketing policy by Canon not to give you the best inks they have but inks with mediocre longevity/fading performance, About all Megatank models are affected by this policy, the only exception is the G550/650 photo printer which uses the very well performing Chromalife 100 inks, all other printers do not use these inks.
You can do this - you order the ink bottles for the G550 printer instead and do a refill of these inks into the bottles which fit your printer, and you do an ink upgrade this way. You would need a syringe with a needle which you can push into the ink bottles slightl tilted. There is no way to my knowledge and test that you can swap/remove the bottle heads (you could with Epson ink bottles - Epson users face the same fading problem)

I have published a range of tests comparing inks and papers for their fading performance - The Chromalife 100 inks and the Epson Claria inks are the best inks users can get - and all other inks for the Eco/Megatank printers are no better than arbitrary 3rd party inks but only more expensive.
Are the GI-73 inks same as GI-53?
GI-53's are not available in my country.
GI-550/650 is also not available here. Instead a GI-570/670 is available.
The Pixma G570 uses GI-73 here.
 
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Numbers of printers and accessories vary between different business regions, but there is little bit of Canon logic in the numbers - the G550/650 use the GI-53 inks , the G570 uses the 73 inks and the G520 uses the 23 inks.
The G-series printers - except the G550 - use CMY dye inks and a pigment black for text printing, the driver does not use the pigment black ink when you select and use a glossy photo paper in the driver, you don't need to replace the black ink in this case. You may swap the black ink to the GI-73 dye black as well and use the matte paper setting - even if you print on glossy paper, this would give you a more neutral look of black areas in your image. You may do a short test with the pigment black - on a glossy paper - but with matte paper selected - just for the look - the ink will not stay on the glossy paper. You have an option here.
 
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Numbers of printers and accessories vary between different business regions, but there is little bit of Canon logic in the numbers - the G550/650 use the GI-53 inks , the G570 uses the 73 inks and the G520 uses the 23 inks
Looks like Canon ranks number one for Confusing customers lol.
Will replace the colours with Gi-73 after current tank runs out.
 

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The digits in bold are Canon region numbers, The GI-53 ink is for use in Europe which is Canon region 5, GI-73 ink is for use in Asia which is region 7 and so on. Here is a list of Canon regions:

Region 1 for South American and Mexican markets
Region 2 for North American market = USA and Canada
Region 3 for Japanese market
Region 4 for Middle East, Russian and African markets
Region 5 for European and Australian markets *)
Region 7 for Asian market
Region 8 for Chinese market
*) With the introduction of the PGI-x50/CLI-x51 cartridges Australia and New Zeeland got their own region 6:
PGI-650, CLI-651 C/M/Y/BK/GY
 

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Are the GI-73 inks same as GI-53?
GI-53's are not available in my country.
GI-550/650 is also not available here. Instead a GI-570/670 is available.
The Pixma G570 uses GI-73 here.
I believed it's the same or similar.
At least my fading test running on GI-73 should double check about it. :)
 
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Looks like Canon ranks number one for Confusing customers lol.
Oh well, Epson can do it as good - they don't change the number for inks in some cases but for the printer - e.g. the ET-8550 becomes the L8180, or keep the name like the P900 but change the firmware if and how they can handle refill, reset chips etc.
 
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