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When I print pictures, there is a red and green line across them

I assume the printer needs to be cleaned? If that's correct, can I do it somehow?


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Re: When I print pictures, there is a red and green line...

Open the Lexmark Solution Center (shortcut should be in the Start Menu under Lexmark 6200 Series).
Click on the Maintenance tab.
Click on Clean to fix horizontal streaks.

If this doesn't help, you can try gently cleaning the nozzles manually using a cotton ball dipped in a little rubbing alcohol, then dry with a clean cloth. A little ink may come out when you do this and that's OK.

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