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Smudged checks with Versajette m300

I have smudges on all my printed checks. I have tried wetting the head and running several sheets of paper before I do the checks but it still happens. I shake the head and all the other things G7 has suggested. I even bought another cartridge--same challenge. The printer was free but I have a cartridge in the closet that I paid big money for.

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  • erminlady Mar 30, 2008

    Splotchy, smudgy...the printers aren't worth the price it cost to ship them! Tey are Lexmark printers, I believe, and I wonder if they can be fixed. It seems really discouraging that they don't work and so many of us have such bad luck with them. There must be a fix!

  • CarolJoy Apr 02, 2008

    I would try the Lexmark ink, but I am using and wanted to continue using the MICR cartridge so the bank would not have challenges with my printed checks.

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    DONT TRY THE LEXMARK CARTRIDGE! It doesn't work with this printer. Save your money or you'll be like me with a useless cartridge laying around.

    I use this printer for church documents and with much prayerk, the Lord has graciously allowed it not to smudge when printing church documents so far. Other documents do smear occasionally. Same problem as you all have.

  • susan1214 Oct 30, 2008

    Got the printer "free"... it ran the first few checks fine but after about 10, we've had nothing but problems.... the paper gets grabbed and pulled sideways, the ink is smeared on the top of the checks... thought at first we were running out of ink (already?) but the print on the rest of the check is fine, just top line(s) smudgy, when we can get the paper to go in straight. (set it in slightly crooked and pray!)... not worth hand pampering each check constantly... we're probably going to get a new (different) printer.... would like to use up this ink if we can take it that long!

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    smudges every page. worse with a new MICR cartridge



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Buy a cheap $100 Laserjet printer. I had the same problem w/ my Vesajette 300v8 and there was nothing I could to to fix the piece of s&@!. They wouldn't replace it, so I did. Checks can be printed on a std laser printer and accepted by the banks as they are read w/ optical scanners. MICR inks aren't mandatory, just a recomendation by the Federal Reserve to add a level of security to the checks. I have had no problems with my checks being accepted by the banks using the laser printer and standard toner ink. My checks are'nt in color anymore, but they do look awesome and look very crisp and professional. No more smudges, YAY!!

Posted on Jun 18, 2009


I purchased a refill color cartridge for this printer. It would not even accept it. For some reason the smudging stopped. I now have a MICR cartridge in my closet. My color is empty. I have a color coming from G7. I will use up the MICR cartridge and then I am bagging this printer. I can't get it to load on Vista with tech support help even. They threw in the towel on me and won't even answer my requests anymore. I have an old XP hooked up and I run over to it when I want to print checks. Totally ridiculous. I don't recomend these printers or the tech support at this time. They won't speak with me directly. Emails go on and on, then I wind up with a big mess and they stop answering my emails.

Good luck everyone.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008


How bout using a lexmark printer with the versajette cartridge originally inteneded for the M300 printer??

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Lexmark Z1300 ink cartridges are the same as the ones for Versajette M300 because Lexmark makes the printer. It might be worth while trying this ink cartridge to see if it solves our problem! I know that Staples and some of the other stores sell a generic version of the Lexmark ink cartridge so even trying that would be better than continuing with this mess from G7!

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