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Ink dorops at the paper edge

When ever i print any thing dots of inks appear beside the printed design  i cant represent my collage like this i need to fix this as soon as possible i tried cleaning it through the mentanence of the printer tried doing every thing but stille the same result

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  • miramar13 Dec 18, 2008

    nope i took the printer to a repare center they told me that the sponges that are in the printer are full of ink 
    so when the cartlage is at rest it gets staind by the ink in the spong that falls onto the sheet while printing
    so they took it and said it 'll be washed 

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I have similar problem, but for some reason the color ink is dumping out. There was a puddle of ink in the printer. I totally cleaned it up and thought it was just that cartridge. Put a new on in and the same thing happened. I thought maybe I put it in wrong. Cleaned it up again and a third cartridge emptied. Maybe just a **** printer.

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Either decrease the printing resolution .make it lighter from its orignal print quality setting.from printer properties option.or replace the cartridges as this r leaky so this problem.

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