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Remove all cartridges, make sure any tape has been removed from over the nozzle. Ensure that everything has been installed properly, then use your printer (prompts on device, or in printer>control panel) to print some test pages, realign heads, etc.
Your cartridge is not able to supply that density of ink for that number of lines of solid color.
Could be any of the following:
1. Dirt in the cartridge
2. Low ink level
3. Bad ink in a refilled cartridge
1. Print 1 copy in "draft" mode to see if cartridge can keep up. If so, it is simply ink supply... Replace cartridge, refill cartridge.
2. Run the "Clean" maintenance routine before trying to print a strong demand image.
3. Replace the printer for a quality image device (laser is best, all others are less). Good quality HP is better in inkjets. Decent Lexmark is fair - but VERY expensive to own/run/maintain. Kodak is cheap enough to buy and keep filled. Reliability is a potential problem...
Some refills won't work on some printers, because the printer actually reads a chip on the print cartridge, a good refil will have been reset, if you did it yourself, or if the company you bought it from did apply the chip reset device on it, the printer will never allow you to use it, thanks HP for the wonderful idea grrr. Be careful with refills anyhow, because some printers use easy clogging ink and refills can be dangerous.
Sometimes you can unplug the printer for approximately 20 to 30 minutes to allow the memory to clear and everything should go back to normal. If not try the next steps I have given you.
Error 57 is a main motor error. Remove the toner cartridge and see if the error goes away. If not then remove the fuser in the back with the power off. Lower back cover and remove two screws and slide out carefully. Turn the gear on the fuser to see if the rollers turn. If it is binded then the fuser is the issue and needs to be replaced. Check the gears on the right side to make sure nothing has fallen in and stops them from turning. If all ok, then the main motor needs to be replaced.