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How do I adjust the color quality of my Lexmark 1200 Series printer. The colors are all off. When I print the test page, the Yellow is almost non existant, and the orange is faint at best.

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  • hlcLexmark May 11, 2010

    If yellow isn't jetting, most other colors will be affected, as they use some yellow.



    Does the printer or software report that color ink is low? If so, replace the color ink cartridge.



    If it doesn't report low ink, try cleaning the cartridge. Here is more information:



    If the printed bars in one color fade on either side of the page or are shorter than the other bars, the cartridge is running low on ink of that particular color.
    If there are thin lines running through the bars or if the diagonal lines at the bottom are broken, the cartridge may need cleaning. Follow these instructions:




    1. Remove the problematic cartridge or cartridges from the printer.

    2. Take a warm damp paper towel and set the ink cartridge right-side-up on it so that the ink nozzles are against the towel.

    3. Hold the cartridge in this position for about 15 seconds.

    4. Wipe the printhead (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean.

    5. Next, dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure that the ink is flowing.

    6. Use a clean part of your dry paper towel to make sure that the cartridges are dry and then snap them back into the printer.

    7. Select Old Cartridge install in the software.

    8. Repeat the Clean Nozzle Page test one more time.

    9. If the problem persists, you may need to replace the cartridge.



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Have you tried printing alignment page after you installed a new ink or cartridges if you did not try to print an alignment page first

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It could be due to your color cartridge. Try to do the clean cartridge function using the printer software on your computer.
  1. On your computer, go to Start menu.
  2. Go to Programs.
  3. Go to Lexmark 1200 Series folder.
  4. Select Lexmark Solution Center.

From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a page forcing ink through to clean the print cartridge nozzles.

Try to scan again to verify that the print quality has improved. If not, try to replace your cartridge.

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It could be that the color cartridge is not seated properly or just needs cleaning.
Try to re-seat your color ink cartridge. Open the printer cover > remove the color cartridge > re-insert the color cartridge and make sure it's properly seated > close the printer cover. Try to print again to verify that the problem is fixed.

If that doesn't help, the problem could be due to a clogged print cartridge nozzle. Please follow the steps below to fix print quality issues with your model:

  1. On your computer, go to Start menu.
  2. Go to Programs.
  3. Go to Lexmark Z600 Series folder.
  4. Select Lexmark Solution Center / All-In-One Center.

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Just make sure you are inserting genuine Lexmark cartridges. Lexmark does not recommend the use of refilled, remanufactured or clone cartridges, you might not get the print quality you expect from ink that is specially formulated by Lexmark.
Try cleaning the cartridge nozzles using the Lexmark software installed on your computer instead:1. On your computer, go to Start menu.2. Go to Programs.3. Go to Lexmark 2600 Series folder.4. Select Lexmark Solution Center.5. From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean it from dirt and possible clogs.
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If that doesn't help, the problem could be due to a clogged print cartridge nozzle or one of your cartridges is not seated properly in the carrier. Please follow the steps below to identify and fix print quality issues with your model:
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  2. Go to Programs.
  3. Go to Lexmark 2600 Series folder.
  4. Select Lexmark Solution Center.
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  2. From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
  3. Your printer will then print a clean test page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them.
  4. Try to print again.

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If the yellow ink is not printing here's what you can do:


Clean the Printhead & Print a test page by doing the ff:


1. Press the Ink Management button press the Up or down arrow key to select Test Print, then select Print Quality press OK and press Black or Color START. Check all the colors including the black & check if there are any missing dots and if there are any colors not printing correctly.


2. Press the Ink Management button on the control panel and select cleaning press ok

3. Press the up or down arrow key to select Color press ok and press Black Start.


*After the cleaning process the printer will ask you if the quality is OK, press up or down to select yes or no, and it will ask you whether black or color is ok, once you have selected you're answer press Black or Color START to print another test page. Compare the 1st and 2nd test page if it's improving, you may need to do this 3-5 times or until you get a better quality


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You should be able to get the drivers here. Just enter your exact printer model in the Search by printer model field and press Enter.

Click the Download Driver link and choose your operating system in the Select Windows field. Then on the next page, choose the Download Now link on the right.

On the next page you may see a yellow security banner at the top of the browser. If so, click it and choose Download File. After that, choose Save to start the download. After the download completes you can double click the file to start the installation.

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  2. Press the up or down navigation key until TEST PRINT appears on the LCD.
  3. Press Fax Start. The DCP/MFC begins printing the Print Quality Test Sheet.
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