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Black ink mark

When printing greeting cards on best quality setting and heavy matte paper, I get black ink marks on the bottom edge of only the one side. It's not too noticable, but it's too much to be able to use the card, especially if I'm doing them for someone else. I don't have this problem if I'm printing on plain paper on the regular settin. My printer is about five years old. It is an Epson Stylus Photo R300. Is it just that the printer has seen its better days?

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Try this......run a card with heavy matte paper using 'regular settings'.....see if the extra black is gone then

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Consumers comments on canon pixma p722 color printer


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By Datanerd

from Alexandria, VA
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Great output but finicky
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Compact Design
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Cons
Pricey Replacement Ink
Unreliable
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Photos and Graphics
Comment:
I've had this printer for over a year now. I have it set up wirelessly connected to my network. The biggest problem I have is that I have 3 computers in the household and sometimes, for whatever reason, this printer will not realize it is done printing from the last job and will continue to think that it is working. So, when you go to print to it from another computer, you get the Another computer is using the printer. Please wait. This will continue until you go and turn the printer off and wait for the insanely long turning off cycle, then turn it back on. <br /><br />Once you do get it working, it gives you great output for both text and photos. I have been doing a lot of scanning old black and white family negatives and printing them, and my family members thought the prints were from a photo lab. <br /><br />Bottom line: if you want excellent output and have a tolerance for quirky connections, you will be OK with this. If, like my wife, you just want it to work like an appliance, and find the locking up infuriating, I would not recommend it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six monthsBottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Larry

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2.0
Great photos but bad paper handling
5/19/2014
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Excellent Photo Printing
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Hard Setup
Jams Easily
Slow Operation
Very Slow To Get Started
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Photos and Graphics
Comment:
As rated by CU, it produces very nice photo prints. Text quality is also good when set on standard but not so good on fast. It takes it's time to get started when you send it something to print, whirring and clicking for a good minute before anything actually prints. My main complaint is paper handling. I sometimes print mailing labels from sheets. My previous printer, an HP 7560, would accept a sheet with an upward curled front lip. The Canon iP7220 either doesn't accept it or jams up solidly.
How long have you owned it:
A month or lessBottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By rdman6

from Mission Viejo, CA
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2.0
Would not recommend
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Gorgeous Photos Sometimes
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Comment:
Tried brochure paper and spent two days trying to get color right. Used glossy and matte photo paper for great print results, mostly. color shifted for no apparent reason. First batch of matte paper worked great, others jammed every 2-5 sheets. Will not pick up matte paper sometimes, gets worse the more I try.
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The printed output is fuzzy, blurry, or grainy, or the edges of objects in the images are jagged. Solution Follow these steps until the issue is resolved. Step one: Check your paper
  • Many papers have printing and non-printing sides. Load the paper with the printing side down.
  • Use the correct paper type for the project. For everyday documents, plain paper works well. For documents with dense printing, such as high-contrast graphics or photographs, use HP Advanced paper for the best results.
  • If these steps do not help, try a different paper. Ink might not bleed as easily on heavier paper. Paper that does not accept ink well is also prone to bleeding and smearing. HP designs its inks and papers to work together.
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  2. Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences or Properties . The Preferences/Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab. Consider modifying some or all of the options in the Printing Shortcuts menu to increase print quality.
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