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Kodak Quality bad very bad

I thought Kodak meant something I guess not because they sold me with the ink saving feature but it has cost me more in headaches i say no to this beast. It prints pictures that look washed out like cartoon people terrible. Jim

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    its junk, im pissed

  • billyboy1212 Jan 07, 2009

    wont print color even with new ink cartridges very faint photos

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You have a clogged printhead! Call Kodak tech support!

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I am engaged in a colored printing project on my HP Deskjet 6940, and am having trouble with the quality. I am using 8.5" X 11" paper, (inkjet/laser brochure-flyer paper, 96bright, 45lb). The project...


This could be a problem with the paper your using. Try another brand of paper that is recommended only for the inkjet printer. Paper that is meant for Laser does not always work will with inkjet printers as it is made to handle toner and not ink.

Some paper I suggest is the HP Brochure paper C7020AC 48lbs which is recommended for your printer by Hewlett Packard. If not available try and see if you can get something similar that is only for inkjet printers. 8.5 x 11 in, 48 lb, 100 sheets C7020AC

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Well, in general I recommend not using refills. They are probably OK for printers with ink nozzles that are NOT built into the cartridge (like Canon printers), but I would still be careful. The ink may not be the same quality as what you would get from the manufacturer.
If you are using an HP printer, the ink nozzle is built into the printer cartridge and is not meant to be run for refill after refill. When you replace your ink cartridge, you also replace your old nozzle with a brand new one. Helps keep the print quality good (especially important if you're trying to print out photographs).
Another point to consider is that when you bought your printer, you were probably looking at print quality. Why take a chance on compromising that print quality to save a few bucks?

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Ok, ok, I know it's a no-no to buy after-market ink, but Lexmark


Not all aftermarket inks are bad. To clean your nozzles, I would "bite the bullet" and get new OEM cartridges, run the cleaning utility an nmber of times (at least 3) and the alignment procedure. This should put your quality back to factory standards. Be careful in using aftermarket or refilled cartridges. Check suppliers like LDProducts for cartridges that meet OEM specifications.

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Same on kodak...


Just try cleaning the printhead using the AIO home center program and i'm sure you would be able to restore good print quality again

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The ink cartridges need to be replaced very often epson 810


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lynchfam3 it is problem with the print head so call you can do is print head cleaning and make sure you are using genuine kodak ink cartridge and if still the same issue then try and use the printer in standalone mode i.e try and copy something and check if the image quality is still the same or not if yes then it is print head issue and you need to contact kodak tech support they will replace it for you without any charge.......

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I Filled Kodak ESP5 Ink Cartridge, but error remains


Try to reseat the cartridge 2-3 times. probably the carrtidge is defective. call kodak @ 1800 421 6699 and they will replace the cartridge for you free of cost.

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It will not print black print information on paper, bad quality


1.800.421.6699 call that number and select option 01 for prints missing black or color ink

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My printer does not print black. It prints color but not black.


This is only a guess but from what I have read I will say you have a bad printhead. You can email or phone Kodak for help.1 800 421 6699. If it is a printhead they will ship you one free of charge and throw in free ink also....They did for me got mine in less than 12 hours. Hope it helps you

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