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Lines on printed photos

I have a HP Business Inkjet 1200 and have been satisfied with the printing. However, while recently attempting to print photos onto hp photo paper the prints come out with lines across them. The color on faces is also distored. The print heads and cartridges are practically new.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

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  • tombarto Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, updated drivers, cleaned cartridge heads, changed paper amounts in cartridge. lines are parallel to print head direction of travel and evenly spaced at a shade over 1/16th inch apart. The lines are more like reverse lines or voids as there is no color there. Makes for a lot of wasted print paper and ink.

  • juliethotel Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same problem, but lack a way to check the offending printhead. What's up with the traffic light system mentioned by solution #2? Anyone know of instructions on how to replace a print head?

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Hi Have you tried cleaning the printer and doing a alignment for the inkjets? I believe under your printer properties you should have the option do to maintenance clean and alignment>when doing this it will use some ink but in order for the printer to function properly you sometimes have to do this. Hi hope this helps you!!

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The printheads need changing check print head health it works on a like traffic light system

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