What I ended up doing is wrapping a piece of old sheet aroung my finger and put it into the far left side of the part, that is mentioned in the cleaning directions in my book,. under "cleaning the machine printer platen." After turning the machine off first, I got gobs of the waste ink (several times) doing it that way. Then I took the ink damaged glossy photo paper, and ran that through the printer with just a small image for printing. It seemed to not pick up any more ink on the edges. I hope this helps someone else.
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You must use HP branded glossy paper in this particular printer as recommended by the manufacturer. Because HP ink is much finer than most other inkjet printers, the ink sometimes does not set in properly on generic papers, especially glossy ones, and can smear right off.
Try new paper and get back to me. If you have any other questions, please
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ok. sometimes the ink for hp if its not photo ink will do that. go to your printing settings/preferences and adjust your ink out put to less and dry time to more. you may have to adjust a few times to get the right balance. if you dont want to set it up for all printing you can also change settings when your ready to print. . just follow same steps when you are going to print. but you have to do it everytime you want to print a photo. also make sure to set your paper selection to glossy photo paper
OK: Lets give you a hand and an advice, if you dont mind:
the advice: brother uses DYE-ink for C/Y/M which contains an amount of glycerol and some cleaning fluids: I guess you run 100ml ink boxes (so you might do a math operation ;-) for your amount needed) Use 25 ml of glycerol (85%- glycerin alc from drugstore) and mix it with 75ml of dye ink very well.
Use 5ml glcerol and 95ml of ink for BK. This has to be shaken very
well, because BK ink contains of diffrent chemiclas than Y/M/C.
Now the hand:
Make sure the CIS is placed well in place at printer side (and some how secured). press
menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow-up quickly after another.
machine will turn to maintenance mode (light will flash). press 7 -6 -4 and then start bk-copy.
Machine will initialize the "carts", refresh ink in tubes and ph and
delete all air which might be within the ink system (this could be the
reason why you cant print mag!). It runs an extra power cleaning, too. When finished, press 7 -6 -3 then start bk copy to do a power purge. When finished press 9 then 9 to leave the maintenance mode. machine comes up in normal state. Do run a test print and check all squares.
you cant see any mag the ph is definitly clogged and needs replacemnet
(brother ph techniques cant be cleaned by fluids or outside the system!
So dont waist your money on cleaning carts which wont work!)
You must run a clean cycle after installing a new cartridge.
Try running a clean cycle and see if that relieves the problem. I just had the same problem on a MFC 210C and called Brother. That is what they had me do and now it is working fine.