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Click Start and then go to Printers and Faxes (XP), Printers(Vista), Devices and Printers(Win 7)
1. Right Click on your printer Icon
2. Go to Printing Preferences
3. Click the Features Tab
4. At the bottom of the window you will see Printer Services or Device Services. Click on it.
5. Choose Align Printheads on the list.
Try Printing Again. I hope I was able to solve your problem. :)
Remove one cartridge and close the access door. If the cartridge light goes off, the bad cartridge has been removed. If the light continues to blink, remove the other cartridge and reinstall the first one. If the light goes off, the cartridge in the printer is the good one.
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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The HP all-in-one product will print black copies using both the color and black cartridges to create composite black in Normal and Best modes. This is necessary to create the correct grayscale shades.
The color cartridge may be out of one color of ink. Perform the steps in the 'Colors are not correct' section above to verify that the ink cartridges are not low on ink.
Verify that the correct paper type is selected in the Paper Type setting.
Some photo paper has different chemical characteristics than Hewlett-Packard paper. The HP all-in-one is designed for use with HP Premium and Premium Plus Photo Paper. The photo paper, paper-type setting should be used with HP Photo Paper. For other paper brands, it may be necessary to use the plain paper or premium Inkjet paper, paper-type settings.
OR: The ink cartage you have may be defective if is a refilled or recharged cartage.
try cleaning the copper contacts of the cartridge and the inner area of the slot where the cartridge goes in..
Also go to the Printer & Faxes under Control Panel and open the printer's properties..select Printing Preferences >> Paper / Quality >> under the color section check if "print in greyscale" is checked..
it shud not be checked...
save changes and try to print