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I have an ip4300, I use Photoshop Elements and when I now print photos that have large expanses of sky no matter the color I get very faint black lines in the sky area but not in the other parts of the print. The lines do not appear on the monitor at any level of enlargement. I have put a new cyan cartridge in the printer. So I need to know if there is an adjustment I can make somehow, the originalphotos were shot a t high resolution (some of the jpeg files are 7mb)so I do not believe it's the camera or Photoshop elements. Can you help? Thanks, Art Portnoy

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  • artp1 Apr 18, 2008

    Don't know if this got to you the first try but thanks for responding. I had done all the cleaning, including deep cleaning and thre re-alignments, so I guess I'm going have to go out side for some of my enlargements. The faint black vertical lines are still in all my blue sky backdrops but not on my monitor.
    Thx,
    AHP

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You probably need to either clean your printer heads or you need to align them, possibly both

The following link explains how to clean the printer heads on your inkjet printer

Click on this Link

Let me know if you need any further help doing this

Thank you for using Fixya and Good luck!

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 18, 2008

    Try printing the same picture on a different printer if you can and that way we can narrow down whether it is the printer or the information being sent to the printer that is producing the black lines.

    and thanks for the update.

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It seems your printers print heads need to be alinged.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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  • Ekse Apr 15, 2008

    Open the Printers folder.


    For Windows XP Select 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware', and 'Printers and Faxes'.



    For Windows versions other than Windows XP select 'Start', 'Settings', and 'Printers'.



    Right-click the printer icon to open Properties.

    Click the 'Maintenance' tab and click the 'Print Head Alignment' icon.

  • Ekse Apr 15, 2008

    You might need to repeat the print head alignment a few times to get flawless resuts.



    If you need more assistance let me know, I'm here to help

  • Ekse Apr 15, 2008

    you can also try other options the maintnance tab gives you.

  • Ekse Apr 18, 2008

    it has to be a problem with the printer. If its a cheap model I wouldnt be suprised if it did this. well its a common problem with ink printers, My printer has done this also. Laser printers dont have this problem.

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