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Oki C5300 Ink Density

The ink density on my printing jobs is lighter (almost unreadable) down the middle of the page.

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    Does it happen with all colors or just black?



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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 26, 2009


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How to save the empty cartridges ?

Some users to buy the black jet printer is only used as the output of the photo, but the use of frequency is not high, the machine is often in idle state, if not sealed ink cartridge nozzle, it will dry . Although there are ink cartridges on the market, but not easy to buy, even if there is also sent with the original ink, but cf217a toner cartridge do not. In order to save the ink cartridges, many users began to manually store their own cartridges, the following describes one preservation method is more commonly used users.

Method Preparation: A plastic or aluminum box with a lid (can not use a tin box or carton, because the carton is easy to rot, the iron is easy to rust), the size of the ink cartridge to prevail; some boxes With a high density sponge, it is best not to use ordinary sponge, because the ordinary sponge is too fluffy; double-sided adhesive. Steps: 1, the cartridge put the box to try. Look at the gap left around how much, and then according to the gap to the foam cut into the appropriate size, until the cartridge can be found with their own box filled with empty space on the line. 2, according to the size of the bottom of the box to cut the high density sponge. Size to fit the size of the entire box as the standard or according to the size of the print head cut a high-density sponge down, the size to cover the entire print head and slightly better than well. The foam and high-density sponge after a good glue with them in the box inside, if the high-density sponge is cut according to the size of the print head, but also according to the print head in the box placed in the location of the sponge sticky The 4, in the box on the lid is also stick a piece of foam, the thickness of the cartridge to a little pressure to a little better. This will keep the print head and sponge sealing effect. 5, put the cartridge into the box, and then cover the lid, and then placed in a cool place. In general, this method can be used to open the ink cartridges stored for one year or so. Because the high density sponge will absorb a little ink, so you can keep the print head or ink jet mouth moist, then a long time the print head or ink jet mouth will not dry up. The cartridge cartridge made by this method is suitable for any kind of printer cartridge on the market.

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After printing 5 pages, My printer will showing density low K , and stop printing. Density low K)

K would indicate issue with density of black toner or ink. Check your supplies status to make sure it is not a simple as an empty black cartridge.

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How much ink does it use to print pictures

Roughly 20 cents per picture, depending on ink coverage density and paper cost


look in the internet how much cost the ink or toner for it and
how many page in average con you print with them, that will
give you an average cost per page,

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HP all-in-one F380 only prints top half of the page, and sometimes that is pretty faded. What to do?

Replace the ink-cartridges, because they are just about empty.
When ink is pulled from the cartridge, there is just enough ink to print a "low-density" page,
or a few lines of text, but there's not enough ink to "freely" flow, on demand, to ink a full page.

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My Epson T13 Printer Black Ink 75% is finish But Print Out only 13 so why black ink is 75% finished.

It depends on the percentage coverage you applied to the paper. Inkjets use a tremendous amount of ink and the cartridges are not very page. Also, the indicator is only their estimate of the remaining ink and not very accurate. Carry on printing until you see the print losing density, you may be surprised how much you can still print, but avoid printing pages that have a high ink coverages, these cost mega bucks.

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My phaser 740 has print that flakes off when you print pictures with real dark areas. I assume it needs more fuser heat or less paper speed. The problem is I can' t figure out how to adjust either of these...

Recalibrate the colors. Flaking is sometimes caused by more ink/toner than can be fused to the media. There's a limit for the total amount of ink/toner. Yours may be set too high.
You'll need a copy of the Printer's User's Guide (also Downloadable from

Controlling Color Density

When colors look faded, adjust the toner color density to extend the life of the components.

Print and use the Color Reference Page 1 In the printer's front panel, scroll to Calibrate Colors,

press Menu and print the Color Reference Page. 2 Compare the Color Reference Page to the Color Density

Samples on page 39. Make a note of the value (-10 to +10) for each color that most closely matches the samples.

3 Adjust the density for each color: Enter the value noted in Step 2 in the Calibrate Colors menu, under Adjust Each Color.

? Decrease color density: Press . ? Increase color density: Press --->.

4 Reprint the Color Reference Page; check your adjustments

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My printer prints fine, but how can I make it print darker. It seems to have gotten much lighter and the ink is relatively new.

There should be a button on the top that says lighter/darker, move it 2 clicks to the right for more ink to be used..... please let me know if there is anything else you need, happy to help! Guy :)

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The copies look faded out as if a new toner is needed, but I just changed the image drum and the toner cartridge

It could be that the print density setting is set too low. Adjust to higher density printing.

If the ink of the toner is not well distributed, remove the cartridge toner from the printer. Shaking it to redistribute toner more evenly will help..

Reset the printer
On the printer press the menu button until you reach MAINT.
Then press the item + button until you reach DRUM CT RESET. Then press select.

That will fix it.
Thank you for using Fixya

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I am getting unwanted black stripes when i do colour-printing. on my old pc i used to be able to clean/test the printing head but i dont have that facility now & can't see it on the net. any tips...

First run a cleaning cycle and test print. You can get this from Control Panel - Printers - Select Printer name and right click - select Properties and then Maintenance.


1. Select Normal or Best, rather than Draft, in the Paper Type/Quality option in the Page Setup Screen.
2. Align the print cartridges. Select the Calibrate panel on the HP deskjet utility screen, then click the Align button.
3. Decrease ink density or drying time.
a. Click File > Print > Paper Type/Quality.
b. Click the Ink tab.
c. Use the sliders to adjust ink density and ink dry time.

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Black ink cartridge is leaking and black line is running down back of page

if you do your own refill the ink u are using is of the wrong density, get the right ink

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