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Re: Smudging Inkjet 6980 printer - everytime I print out on glossy paper there is always a smudge line that appears on the page at the top. How can this be fixed?

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Try Cleaning the printheads. you usually have a utilitie to do this in :- Printer preferences. Also try several Print test Pages. It appears that your getting a surge of ink, at the initial printing stage. use standard paper to do all tests with. 1:- it,s cheaper. 2:- it,ll help soak-up any surplus ink. whereas the glossy paper does,nt soak it up too well. If these solutions don,t help. check HPs site for fault diagnosing and repairing.
Hope this helps you in the right direction.
Mike@Compurepair.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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