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Light blue lines keep printing behind my black printing areas on word documents

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  • mswy14 Dec 01, 2008

    Thanks, Kev ... I'll try that, but I need to know how to disable the economical mode feature ...

    Appreciate it

  • mswy14 Dec 02, 2008

    Hey, Kev ... I think it could be that the printer heads need cleaning ... is that something I can do?



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This means the black ink is running low and the printer is tryin to resolve this issue with bringing colour to take half of the black ink cartidges process, this just saves on ink, its usually called ecconomical mode, you can turn off this feature. or alternatively this may be cause by low ink in general, try replacing the ink cartridge.

hope this helps.


Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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    down_grunger Dec 01, 2008

    no problem, economic mode should be in the printer settings in the original printer program drivers. for instance, my printer settings were defaultly placed beside my clock on the windows start bar, this feature keeps my printer drivers up to date aswell, theoritically it should be there if you have the driver set installed, most printers will not work without a driver set installed on the computer so im certain your must have it.

    its usually called ecomonical mode but it maybe called something like "ink sparing mode" or something like that depending on your printer.

    hope this helps


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    down_grunger Dec 02, 2008

    that could also be the answer, the printer heads need cleaning from time to time as the printing tracks can blend together and cause incorrect printing.

    using your printer options you can run a printer head align program to re-align the heads. its easy to do, it basically just prints out a page of lines so that the heads reposition themselves correctly again (just remeber the printer needs paper to do this).

    hope this helps




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