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Alignment amiss and excess ink

It seems that the alignment of my printer is slightly off. When I'm printing anything with graphics (ie. letterhead, business cards, etc.), the graphics on the left side angle up. I'm wondering how I can realign the printing, if I can at all.
Also, with said graphics, there tends to be a line of ink also printed along the left edge of the paper. Is there anyway to eliminate that problem?

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  1. Make sure that the printer is idle and the Ready light is on.
  2. Load the media in the input tray.
  3. Print a cleaning page. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP).

NOTE: The cleaning process takes approximately 3 minutes. The cleaning page will stop periodically during the cleaning process. Do not turn the printer off until the cleaning process has finished. You might need to repeat the cleaning process several times to thoroughly clean the printer.
If this doesn't help, let me know and I will further investigate.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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