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Only the photographs and color text are giving me problems all of a sudden. The colors are shadowing each other and are not precisely aligned.

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  • nextgener623 Dec 17, 2008

    Got ya. Thought you knew. First time at this. HP Color LaserJet 2605. The printer has calibrated several times. The blank print is perfect, but anything with color, both photos and colored text are not aligned. It is a two page newsletter. I did a sample print from the printer and the black text and shades are perfect again, but the photograph is nasty. Hope the additional info helps.


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It would be useful to know what you are looking at??  We know that you know but we don't.
Little stuff like what kind of machine? Brand? Model? Are you looking at:
A printout? Use the maintenance utility for aligning new cartridges or printhead 
A monitor? If it's a CRT monitor, move your speakers away from it. 

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    Steve Allison Dec 17, 2008

    You may have to 'trick' the printer so you can do this; open the housi9ng as if you wanted to replace cartirdges, then, while it is in the middle, turn it off by pulling the plug so that the carraige does not return to its hiding place.Move the carriage as needed to wipe down the rod that carries the carriage assembly, then, only with a lubricant such as 'sewing machine oil' (3-in-1) sparingly apply some to the rod.
    While you are poking around in there, use a good light and if you see a plastic band ~ 1/4 wide, running across the width of the printer (and threaded through the carriage), use a clean cloth or soft paper towel moistened with window cleaner, gently pinch the band with the towel and wipe it clean.

    This band has very fine vertical markings that the printer uses to locate the carriage where it needs to go.     


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