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Display reads printer band needs realining how do we do this? it does not print properly the ink overlaps

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I looked at teh service manual for this printer and could not find anything about the error message. But you might be able to fix this by going into your printers properties and mainenance tab and selecting the printhead alignment option. You might need to do a printout and then adjust the settings per the directions that the printer gives you on your computer screen.

Best of luck.

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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