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Poor print image

I print photos on site without a pc. My hp d7160 produces poor image quality. It's as if the proper amount of ink is not being released. Ive attempted cleaning the print heads and aligning the printer to no avail. I would describe the photos as having insufficient color detail or a color cast over the image. Is there a way to unclogg the print heads or is it a gonna

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  • justpics4u Jan 31, 2008

    ok am concerned that use of non hp ink has caused the problem

  • justpics4u Jan 31, 2008

    my photos are pixelated spotchy and lack proper coloring.....Ive change the ink and clean the heads as best I can just unsure what to do next

  • justpics4u Jan 31, 2008

    Okay I appreciate that. Thanks RoadCrasher although I've already changed back to oem ink I am still getting the same problem. What is left to do...... toss it ? nah?

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Ok Thanks RoadCrasher. Althought I've already changed back to Hp 's ink I am still encountering the same problem. Is my printer a gonna

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You use your printer settings to set quality of image.

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  • Goran Veletic Jan 31, 2008

    ooh that is the problem :D u see if you use someone else's ink instead of HP its temperature of printing may be different, so sometimes you will get runoff (more color than needed) if the temperature of no brand inc is less than the HP printer produces in order to print image, or you may have luck of color in which case the the temperature of the ink is more than printer heats up.
    I would recommend using manufacturers inks for best quality.

    I hope this helps more :D

  • Goran Veletic Jan 31, 2008

    If you cleaned everything unfortunately then there is only one answer and yes the spraying system that puts color on paper is messed up.

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Cleaning nozzle cartridge


Regarding your recent inquiry about the HP 74 or HP 75 poor print quality problem your HP OJ5780 printer is currently experiencing, we suggest you perform the following corrective steps to help resolve the issue:

Cartridge & printer maintenance should be evaluated - ensure both ink cartridges and flex cable contact surfaces (where the cartridge interfaces to the carriage inside the printer) are thoroughly clean: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

1) Gently blot the cartridge Nozzle Plate with a damp lint-free towel/wipe - a small amount of ink should be dispensed, and be visible, on the towel (all 3 colors should be present for a Tri-color cartridge).

2) If no ink is dispersed from nozzle plate (i.e. visible on towel) or ink cartridge completely fails to print on paper after installed in printer, then more drastic cartridge and printer cleaning steps will likely need to be performed to recover ink cartridge (NOTE: foam inside cartridge can dry out and become very hard - the foam must be moist with ink to function correctly (i.e. ink flows and wets the nozzle plate). Refer to 'clogged ink cartridge recovery' video here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2818

Providing the ink cartridges are clean, the problem may be caused by a dirty wiper blade or poor seal in the service station (capping station where the ink cartridges park when not in use) and this is causing the poor jetting / print performance issue you are observing. Remove the ink cartridges and thoroughly clean the wipers and seals: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

If the issue continues then please refer to 'Troubleshooting' section on our website - the printer manufacturer websites are also provided here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=106

Run a quick printer 'self test' (see link below for instructions) or print one of the Inkjet411 test prints to evaluate cartridge performance (i.e. 4-color test print): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=146

Advanced HP Printer Diagnostics (i.e. printer self tests, etc.): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813

You can also check our 'Print Quality' page of the 'General Information' section of the Inkjet 411 website and follow additional suggestions provided, particularly if the cartridge is not causing the poor image quality problem (i.e. printer driver settings issue): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1432

-Thank you
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HOW TO GET THE BEST DIGITAL PRINTS...


Printing a photo but not getting it upto your expectation.....?? No worries just fiddle a little bit
with the printing options and keep in mind some important points that I am going to tell you....it will help:

1) RESOLUTION OF THE IMAGE TO BE PRINTED... Always keep in mind while printing a digital
printout that the resolution should be best fitted i.e. of the original photo.... if you stretch A photo too 
much or squeeze you might not get the desired result. It depends upon the DPI i.e
dots per inch that appear on the paper in the snap that you print. To get a quality print you must
make sure to select proper dpi for an image in printing. Eg. for printing a snap of 300 dpi you must choose
the image resolution as 600 dpi, but in case of professionally required image quality you can select upto 24oo dpi.

2) PRINTING PAPER ... Make sure that the paper you are using is suitable for the ink and the printer that
you are using. Certain printers specially design Photo Paper suitable for the ink used in them for eg. HP printers
do have Hp photo papers to give a good quality of image.

3) SETTINGS IN THE PRINTER... You can adjust the image quality that you want by clicking on the
Properties Option in the printer dialog box that opens when you give a print command. for eg. you can select
Economy mode for saving the ink (but this will not give a good quality image as colors to will be low),
or you can use the Bes option, as suitable for you...

So next time you Print a photo or snap of yourself make sure to remember these points and have fun.....

Good Luck!! 

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Got the C5180 from a relative because it didn't work. I tried a new black ink tank, it doesn't print anything in black. Color print looks weak and washed out without black for shadow, and black...


The printed output is fuzzy, blurry, or grainy, or the edges of objects in the images are jagged. Solution Follow these steps until the issue is resolved. Step one: Check your paper
  • Many papers have printing and non-printing sides. Load the paper with the printing side down.
  • Use 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 best results.
  • If 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 together.
Step two: Check the settings
  1. In the program being used for printing, click File , and then click Print . The Print window opens.
  2. Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences or Properties . The Preferences/Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab. Consider modifying some or all of the options in the Printing Shortcuts menu to increase print quality.
    • Print quality : If the quality of the printouts is not acceptable, try increasing the print quality. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality.
    • Paper type : If one of the options matches the paper type exactly, select it instead of Automatic .
    • Paper size : Make sure that this option matches the paper loaded in the product.
    To see additional options, click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced Features . The Advanced Features window opens. Consider changing the following option: Ink volume : 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.
Step three: Check image resolution Make 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:
  • 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
Step four: Align the cartridges If the previous steps have not improved the appearance of the printout, align the cartridges. See the user guide for alignment instructions.

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Hi folks! I have a hp7160 that had a paper jam, which I cleared. The next time I printed, the text was very pale, and streaked. But when I print a test page the text that's supposed to be bold comes...


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You might want to check your printer settings.
  1. In the program being used for printing, click File , and then click Print . The Print window opens.
  2. Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences or Properties . The Preferences/Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab. Consider modifying some or all of the options in the Printing Shortcuts menu to increase print quality.
    • Print quality : If the quality of the printouts is not acceptable, try increasing the print quality.
    • Paper type : If one of the options matches the paper type exactly, select it instead of Automatic .
    • Paper size : Make sure that this option matches the paper loaded in the printer.
To see additional options, click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced Features . The Advanced Features window opens. Consider changing the following option:Ink volume : Adjust the amount of ink that prints on a page. For darker images (more ink), drag the slider to the right.

I hope this will help.
Keep me posted and thank you for using FixYa!
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Mar 10, 2011 | HP Photosmart D7160 InkJet Printer

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Poor print quality


go to printer properties and select the advanced tab check the image quality

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I have a Photo smart D7160. When trying to print it gives me an error message which says "Ink System Failure" Insystem has failed. Unable to print. Refer to printer documentation. Error: 0xc18a0307. Pls...


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The "Ink System Failure" error is causes by air in the ink feed tubes. We have a step by step guide purging the air from the feed tubes posted on our web site. Go to our site at: www.ccl-la.com, click on the printer repair link and then the HP link. Follow the steps and you should be back printing in no time at all.

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Prints "muddy"--have aligned, cleaned printheads, made sure cartidges are seated and full--what now?


See in printer properties you can set for poor paper qualty like blotter paper quality,, this will use less ink flow and less likely to bleed

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You can download the manual from Software & Downloads here.
Then work through this article and see here to diagnose the printing problem. Make sure the print quality is set for photos in the print preferences or properties.
You might try cleaning the cartridge contacts as described here.
Make sure you are using a good quality paper, that it is feeding correctly,

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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PRINT IS BLURRY


The printed output is fuzzy, blurry, or grainy, or the edges of objects in the images are jagged. Solution Follow these steps until the issue is resolved. Step one: Check your paper
  • Many papers have printing and non-printing sides. Load the paper with the printing side down.
  • Use 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 best results.
  • If 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 together.
Step two: Check the settings
  1. In the program being used for printing, click File , and then click Print . The Print window opens.
  2. Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences or Properties . The Preferences/Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab. Consider modifying some or all of the options in the Printing Shortcuts menu to increase print quality.
    • Print quality : If the quality of the printouts is not acceptable, try increasing the print quality. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality.
    • Paper type : If one of the options matches the paper type exactly, select it instead of Automatic .
    • Paper size : Make sure that this option matches the paper loaded in the product.
    To see additional options, click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced Features . The Advanced Features window opens. Consider changing the following option: Ink volume : 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.
Step three: Check image resolution Make 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:
  • 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
Step four: Align the cartridges If the previous steps have not improved the appearance of the printout, align the cartridges. See the user guide for alignment instructions. PSC 1600 User guide: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00276605.pdf Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Ink not printing the same image quality that is on computer


Issue When printing directly from a memory card, the printouts have an abnormally high red tone.
NOTE: This does not affect the prints that were originally sent from the computer. Solution Press the Photo Fix button to turn off the Photo Fix feature before printing from a memory card. Cause The Photo Fix feature was originally designed to reduce/enhance printed pictures by making colors more vibrant. However, it can also have a side-effect to make some prints have more red tone than desired. In the HP Photosmart D7100 series printer, this feature is “ON” by default.

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