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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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?
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.
You can try to change your print quality to a lower setting. This saves a lot on toner. If you are not printing for anything super important you can set some printers to "fast draft" or "draft" quality and that saves a ton. I personally dont usually need to print anything of high quality so I went to my local "Everything" store(not sure if I should use company names) and bought an HP, the cheapest color printer they had which was $30.00 The black and color cartridges together cost about the same as the printer. But I use the lowest setting which is the "fast draft" setting and set it to print in black ink only, and only change that when I NEED something in color and it uses very little and prints very fast.
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.......
if the print head has been replaced thrice then it could be a ink cartridge problem coz there are number of look alike and refilled ink sold by retailers.......print head comes in contact with paper so make sure if the thickness of the paper is more then it might damage the print head..........always use kodak inkjet paper not any other Hp or anyother daily use paper..........if you are good with both the ink cartridge and paper then contact kodak tech support..........
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