I've had this printer for 3 years, do all the regular maintenance, though today I changed both the black and color cartridge, and now it only prints faint...except when I print the test pages. I've tried printing in several programs, all different docs, but still have the problem. Can someone please help me?
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Re: dell 720 prints faint
Have you gone into printer properties when printing the item then click advanced check what the settings are on. Your default settings may be to print draft quality which produces faint picture because it uses dramatically less ink. If you need further assistance let me know. Also a brand new printer of higher quality can be purchased for around 30$. So repair is definitely not a viable option if it is not a setting problem. Thank you, lee
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The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading
position unless the printer is busy.
Press the tabs on the cartridge lids, then lift
Remove the old ink
Store the cartridges in an air-tight container
or dispose of them properly.
If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove
the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of each ink
NOTE: You can use your
printer with one cartridge (color or black) at a time. To extend the life of
your color cartridge and improve printing speed, install both a color cartridge
and a black cartridge at the same time.
Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the
color ink cartridge is secure in the left ink cartridge carrier and the black
ink cartridge is secure in the right ink cartridge carrier.
Snap each lid closed.
Close the front cover. The front cover must be
closed to start a print job.
Open the Dell Printer Solution Center by
clicking Start® Programs or All
Programs® Dell Printers® Dell Photo Printer 720® Dell Printer Solution Center.
Click the Maintenance tab.
Click Install a new print
Select the type of cartridge you
NOTE: Specify whether the
cartridge is a new cartridge or an old cartridge (one that has been used
before). If an old cartridge is incorrectly identified as New Cartridge in the
Dell Printer Solution Center, ink levels may be
Hi, you are facing this issue as your Black ink Cartridge is empty, if you open the hud of the printer you will see there are two Cartridge, one is for Color and one is for Black, your color cartridge is fine as it will printing properly. In order to resolve the you need to change the color cartridge. If you want to replace the Cartridge by your own below weblink will help you:
Often ink printers will get clogged. This is especially the case if it sits idle for a while between uses, but can happen even with actively used printers. Try running the Dell printer's Head Cleaning Utility.
This is usually found by going to: Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes
Rightclick on your printer's icon
Choose Properties off the new menu
From there you should see the controls for Printhead Cleaning.
You should see an improvement after about 2-3 cleaning runs. This does use ink, but may be your best bet to resolve the issue.
what type of printer ur using?
because the other color of catridge nozzle might have been clog
this are step that you need to do!!!
1.perform maintenance of your printer in the setting
2.clean up the nozzle.
3.remove the cartridge clean with alcohol or solvent use cotton buds.
4.if doesn't print again replace your cardridge.