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Many evenly spaced grainy gray lines across scanned b&w photos

Doesn't go away regardless of changing photo position (verticle, horizontal, in between) or scan settings (descreen, sharpness, quality, output color, auto correct, etc).

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  • dmcnaugh15 Jan 13, 2009

    The horizontal lines appear on scanned images before they are printed. Additionally, the ink cartridges are full. Thanks for your response though.

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    using a canoscan lide 200 I have the same problem not matter what options i change on photoshop i get noisey nasty line alll through the image. this is also the case in 3 other scanning software .

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Low on ink.

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