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Printing ,copying color issues

I had this printer it started printing light bluish green with no black I did everything to fix it I then got another of the same printer uninstalled it and reintstalled it and it printed test page perfect. Then each copy after that got less and less black and turned blueish green. What is going on?

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Re: Printing ,copying color issues - Dell A960 All-In-One InkJet Printer Printers & Copiers

Pls replace the cartridge bye

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Bluish color to copied photos

Replace color cartridge:Reason: Color cartridge carries three color for color combination, in that any one of color empty or dried up color combination wont happen perfectly, result printer get mismatch colors.. In your case it might be magenta color over.. replace color cartridge to get good print outs..

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Printing is in green

Check the print settings. I guess you are printing black texts in black color without proper settings.

Open the Printers and Faxes from the Control panel, (or from the Start Menu), right-click the printer's icon, select "Printing Preference" and from the printing preference window, click "Features" as shown below,

Click "print in grayscale" then select, "Black ink Only", click "Apply" then "Ok", now try print again. You'll need to restart the program (if you are printing from a program like Ms-word, etc..). This should fix the issue.

This happens when the color is set to high quality, means it uses only the color cartridge instead of the black cartridge.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck

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There is an option in the printer driver to print in color, B+W or greyscale - make sure it is set to color.

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No black when printing color

Dear Sir,

You are getting black lines in green color,and apperence of parallel light and dark lines because your colour catridge is almost empty.So solution is replace the catridge and take a printout. There is no proplem with a printer. i think it solves your problem.

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Kodak EasyShare 5100 series
Clean the print head then print a demo sheet.
  1. Verify that inkjet paper is loaded in the paper trays.
  2. On your desktop, start the KODAK All-in-One Home Center, then select the Help [?] icon.
  3. From the Help menu, select Maintenance, then select Print head Cleaning. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows a steady green, press Photo and Copy simultaneously to print a demo sheet.
If the Demo print is bad- IE: no black, blurry print etc., then you may need to replace the print head:

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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My printer is printing everything black when using feedtray only

Their should be a Black Copy button and a Color Copy  Button . When wanting to copy a document in color you must choose the color start button.. Good Luck

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When printing message says x2650 cannot communicate with computer

It seems there is a possibility of a problem with the printer itself, or perhaps the cartridges. You should first self-test the printer. Since we are unsure where the problem exists, we must do eliminative troubleshooting to rule out parts of the printing system. The self-test allows us to rule out software and the cable by testing the hardware by itself. Please note that this is not a "fix," but rather a diagnostic test to determine if your hardware is at fault.

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:

1. Please turn OFF the printer.
2. Press and hold the "Color copy" button.
3. Now, turn ON the printer.
4. Once you see "0" on the display, release the "Color copy" button.
5. Press the Up arrow button until "2"appears on the display.
6. Press the "Black copy" button to start the self test. Once the page has printed, the printer will stop printing.

The self-test should at least print out a set of either black or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with the color cartridge installed by itself. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.
If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, let us know. This includes any print quality issues, we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.

If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault. The issue may be a communication problem, or perhaps a software conflict.

However, please let me know the windows operating system installed on the computer. This information is required for us to troubleshoot the issue further.

Please let us know the name and version of the operating system (Windows XP / 2K / NT, Windows Vista, Mac) that you are using on your computer. This information is important for us to troubleshoot the issue further.

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I have an HP 6180 that works fine except the colors are WAY off -- everything is muted and dull and the blacks are very weak. I've tried everything in the print dialogue box -- switching to application...

Bugger! HP wants your printer to work, so you buy more ink! Mine works beautiful
Scan a good photo and print it out or insert SD card and print photo on PHOTO paper GLOSSY SIDE DOWN Inkypete

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Pictures to dark

Issue: Tinted printing / Colors are not exact
Solution: Disable Monochrome Effects in the printer driver (Windows)

Disable Monochrome Effects When Monochrome Effects is enabled from the Effects section of the printer's Properties/Preferences, the printed image will have a definite color hue. Follow the steps below to disable Monochrome Effects.
  1. On the Windows desktop, click 'Start', point to 'Settings', then click 'Printers' (Windows XP: On the Start menu, click 'Printers and Faxes').

  2. Windows 2000/XP: Right-click the printer icon, then click 'Printing Preferences'. Windows 98/Me: Right-click the printer icon, then click 'Properties'.

  3. On the Effects tab, click on the 'Monochrome Effects' check-box to remove the check-mark.


  4. Click the 'OK' button at the bottom to save the setting.

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Yes, this printer has fixed printheads and must have ink in each color to prevent damage to the printheads. Even when printing black only each color is spit in the servicing area to keep the printhead unclogged.

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