99% of printed page has light grey water mark-as if water-washed
The print on the page is lighter than normal as well. The grey water-wash effect is noticeable because there is a veritcal white strip 1/8" wide at the far left side of the page that runs the length of the page. Can you tell me what is causing this and if it can be fixed?
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Check whether you are running as Black and White or Gray Scale. Many printers only print straight black by using all four toner cartridges- Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, black. If are running colored print in black and white and u choose grey scale it will automatically give you a screened image as a light print.
Align completed?.. Take cotton wet cloth( dip cloth in to normal cold water sqeeze it) clean encoder strip left to right once gently..check any markings on it?..do align once again I hope your problem will shortout..
Your problem sounds more like a bad drum unit than a toner issue. You should try cleaning the corona wire first which you do by removing the drum/toner unit and looking for the little sliding blue tab. Move this back and forth a couple of times and then reinsert the cartridge and try printing again.
same as me,
I got reduce this effect printing in normal paper as if i where printing transparency paper. The background is lighter now, but still appears.
The other thing I test, printing a blank page it was that with a glosy photo paper with the gloss side to the back i dont get any background. So i suspect it has to do with the tansfer belt ETB rollers.
The streaking could be anything internal to the printer, such as the transfer belt or a drum unit. As for the lack of color, that sounds like it is a setting in the print driver that got changed from printing in color to printing in monochrome or grayscale. Look through your print driver settings to see if you can locate this setting and change it back to color. Also, once you print in color again you may notice that the streaking is a specific color, which will help to troubleshoot that issue.
This is a problem with your paper. Using multi-part forms on an impact printer will get lighter print on each layer working from the top form to the bottom. The "carbon" paper has to impact the paper hard enough to make the marks. If your top and bottom copies look good but some in the middle are light it is a problem with the "carbon" paper and not the printer. Now IF the top page is light and each copy under that is getting lighter then you need to close your platen gap (the lever on the right side of the machine mark A B C) go one click at a time (darkening) until the print quality looks good (or you go too far and it pinches the paper and jams *not good*)
Sounds like you're probably running compatible cartridges. I sell a fair number of these cartridges to my customers, and it took a while to find a brand that actually worked. If you're seeing toner all over the place, the cartridges are most definitely the problem.
Is there any way you can post an image of a page. If you can't I'll need to have a vivie description of these marks:
-Where they are located.
- general shape
- any pattern
- are they getting lighter the more you print.
Once we get this information we can start troubleshooting.