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Tiny specks on the print

A few days a go I printed a nice color photo on matte paper (not photo paper). Today I reprinted the same image, however it is not the same quality. There are tiny specks on the print, almost like dust. I've done all utility checks, and replaced ink. I've run out of ideas... please help.

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Re: tiny specks on the print

The manuals,online guide and trouble shooting sections could help you resolve your problem. Contact support has a chat facility on some pages that may help.

Click this Link

Under Select a Product Range
Choose Multifunction Printers4.gif on the webpage1.gif
Under Select a Product
Choose Stylus CX5400 on the webpage
Under Select an OS
Choose the operating system1.gif on the machine where you will install the printer on the webpage
Click Confirm Selection

The manuals and documentation link will allow you to download manuals that were on your CD ROM

you may want to bookmark the online guide, if present, to help with future problems -- that probably was not on the CD

Click the back button on the browser

click the Drivers and Software Link

This allows you to download software files that were probably on your installation CD

Click the back button on the browser again

Trouble Shooting and Contact Support could be an interesting link in the future too when and if you have problems.

I hope this helps

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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