Question about HP Photosmart C5280 Printer
This is my first time calibrating a printer. I printed the calibration sheet and folded it in half, both horizontally and vertically. I am ready to enter the values but don't understand what to look for. What does, "Enter value where the crease intersects the axes mean"? The creases are down the middle of the paper. Please Help.
The factory default settings for the S600 is to auto calibrate every time the printhead is closed and every time the power is cycled. If the media sensor is not positioned correctly for the media you are using the label size will not be detected during a calibration. You mentioned the media has no markings, doe sthe media have a space between the labels? If so, the media sensor may not see the gap in the labels adn therefor is not calibrating properly or not calibrating at all. Check the media sensor position. I have found that the media sensor must be at least 1" from the inner wall of the printer so it doesn't see the edge of the backing in oder to read the size of the labels.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
(bottom left corner windows START)
start/settings/printers/ and click
right click your printer and select printing preferences
click on the tab that says SERVICES
then click on the services icon button (picture)
you will see three choices;
print a test page.
Aligning is what you want.(calibration is just a different word)
You can also remove the ink cartridges as you usually do and then put them back in, this triggers and automatic printed page and then walks you through scanning and the alignment.*s*
if by chance you still have blurry printing and know your machine should be ok, try cleaning.( same procedure, different last choice- you clean the heads)
You can also check to see if the proper paper is selected. For instance, if you are trying to print heavy greeting card paper it must be set to that or it will not print properly. *s*
If you have thrown up your hands and tried all this, and nothing works. Go through your printer preferences and select SET DEFAULT SETTINGS buttons.
It will knock everything back to the way it left the factory *S*
Thank you and good luck. Please remember to give my answer a rating *S*
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
Solution!! Use "HP premium Plus Photo Paper" for the paper type setting. Works great with Avery labels & card stock as well. (business cards had the same alignment problem)
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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