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Print quality is terrible

I received a message that said to replace my black ink and I did. It says the black ink is now full but my printed quality is actually worse than before. When it prints, a few lines will look good then there will be a line that is fuzzy and cannot be read. The next few will be good then another fuzzy.Any suggestions

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Your printhead is in need of a cleaning cycle...

The black part of the K/Y printhead is pigmented and they tend to clog much quicker than the other dyebase colours. As a result you should run a cleaning cycle from the control panel

  • Setup button
  • Tools option (6)
  • Clean Printhead (option 3)
That will then run a printhead cleaning routine which hopefully will resolve the issue.

Unfortunately as I said the K/Y printheads are poorly built and you may need to replace it if, after 3 cleaning routines the output doesn't improve.

One solution is to switch to a Non-HP black cartridge that uses dyebase ink instead of HP's pigment but that's only if you get this more than once.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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