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Printer doesn't print well

I just replaced the ink cartridges, I've done this before with no problems, but this time the printing is very poor. I was told to replace "color" and I did, and had poor quality, so I replaced "black" too, and still very poor quality.
Do I need to calibrate or clean something??

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  • Joyce Vitzthum Nov 07, 2008

    My cartridges were Kodak originals, and the prints are faded looking. Thanks

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My printer is printing light/faded copies, I changed both the black and color cartriges but it is any better, 

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Hi!!!!

try to open and
remove the cardtridge and
clean up the nozzle use alcohol
and cooton buds


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Hav you replaced with original cartridges or 3rd party/refilled ones? This is a common problem when using generic/refilled cartridges. Let me know that first..

When you say poor quality, do you mean faded printouts, or broken print? Kindly explain in detail, so I can assist you further.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Nov 07, 2008

    Using the printer software, do a nozzle check and a deep clean. You could also try to clean the nozzles manually using a Q-Tip and some isopropyl alcohol. It could be a case of clogged nozzles. However, since you said that these cartridges are new, I doubt that would be the case unless you haven't usd the printer in a long time.

    Also, in printer properties, make sure that you have not selected 'Economy' or 'Fast Print' mode.

    Should the steps above fail, try reinstalling the printer driver.


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