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When I print my pictures are coming out cartoon-like.

I just bought new paper and ink but my pictures are not looking as they should. Like I said, kind of cartoon-like with added shadows and if you look closely there are light fuzzy white lines going through them too. I have tried cleaning the head several times.

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  • Brandy_0119 Nov 05, 2008

    thank you for your help. It didn't help my problem though. I don't know what res it's printing at, I don't know how to tell?

  • Brandy_0119 Nov 06, 2008

    It's an Epson Stylus Photo RX500 printer.

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Brandy,

Try and clean the Gold Contacts on the printer and the print cartridges, Also what Res are you printing them at? You can check that from Prefrences

Rj

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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    R J Nov 06, 2008

    Brandy,

    I'm afraid it may not be the print head that is causing this? It maybe a Circuit board inside! Not what you may have wanted to hear!
    What Type of printer is this and maybe I can find out a little more?

    Thanks



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