The printed output is fuzzy, blurry, or grainy, or the edges of objects in the images are jagged.
Follow these steps until the issue is resolved.
Step one: Check your paper
Step two: Check the settings
Many papers have printing and non-printing sides. Load the paper with the printing side down.
the correct paper type for the project. For everyday documents, plain
paper works well. For documents with dense printing, such as
high-contrast graphics or photographs, use HP Advanced paper for the
these steps do not help, try a different paper. Ink might not bleed as
easily on heavier paper. Paper that does not accept ink well is also
prone to bleeding and smearing. HP designs its inks and papers to work
Step three: Check image resolution
In the program being used for printing, click File
, and then click Print
Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences
Click the Printing Shortcuts
Consider modifying some or all of the options in the Printing Shortcuts
menu to increase print quality.
To see additional options, click the Advanced
tab, and then click Advanced Features
The Advanced Features
window opens. Consider changing the following option:
: Adjust the amount of ink that prints on a page. For lighter images
(less ink), drag the slider to the left. For darker images (more ink),
drag the slider to the right. The lighter the ink volume, the more
quickly the printout dries.
: If the quality of the printouts is not acceptable, try increasing the
print quality. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality.
: If one of the options matches the paper type exactly, select it instead of Automatic
: Make sure that this option matches the paper loaded in the product.
sure that the image file has enough resolution for the size of the
printed picture. Although many photo applications can enlarge an image
or part of an image to any size, eventually the individual pixels become
visible and the whole image looks blurry.
Here are some general guidelines for image file resolutions:
Step four: Align the cartridges
94 pixels per cm (240 pixels per inch) for images to print on smaller format photo paper, such as 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch)
117 pixels per cm (300 pixels per inch) or higher for larger format photo papers
Lower resolutions might produce acceptable images when printed on rough-textured paper
the previous steps have not improved the appearance of the printout,
align the cartridges. See the user guide for alignment instructions.