I have tried and replaced color ink cartridge and black cartridge at least three times and it seems to be same for and progressively worse. The printing is redder and hazy looking. When printing alignment test page, only the black prints (gray), the yellow is good, and the green check marks print. All other colors and items do not. On the black-gray bar there little quarter of an inch prings tones of red, yellow, and blue.
\does anyone know of a solution to bring back the quality of the printing?
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Re: Color Quality is not so great anymore
Sounds like the machine needs to be cleaned. Probably a heavy use machine that has quite a bit of ink spray build up on the inside. I would imagine your service station has quite a bit of ink build up in it as well possibly causing the cartridges not to be cleaned like they should. A good cleaning cures most of what ails inkjet printers. We would charge $85 in our shop for complete disassembly down to the metal frame and cleaning.
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Please check it black ink cartridge and also check it your cartridge working conduction or not. If you are more then three time refill then not used cartridge because three time after not good quality print.
And go to printer property and check it color choose option if you are not choose black ink then not black printing.
Replace color cartridge:Reason: Color cartridge carries three color for color combination, in that any one of color empty or dried up color combination wont happen perfectly, result printer get mismatch colors.. In your case it might be magenta color over.. replace color cartridge to get good print outs..
You can look in thr user guide or printer help for Troubleshooting and Routine Manteinance.Make sure that the Printer Driver or Paper Type setting in the menu matches the type of paper you are using. (See Printing in the Software User's Guide on the CDROM.Make sure that your ink cartridges are fresh. The following may cause ink to clog The expiration date written on the cartridge package has passed. (Cartridges stay usable for up to two years if kept in their original packaging.) The ink cartridge was in your machine over six months.The ink cartridge may not have been stored properly before use. Try using the recommended types of paper. CLEANING: Press Ink. Press a or b to choose Cleaning. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Black, Color or All. Press OK. The machine cleans the print head. When cleaning is finished, the machine will go back to standby mode automatically.
Checking the print quality If faded or streaked colors and text appear on your output, some of the nozzles may be clogged. You can check this by printing the Print Quality Check Sheet and looking at the nozzle check pattern. Press Ink. Press a or b to choose Test Print. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Print Quality. Press OK. Press Color Start. The machine begins printing the Print Quality Check Sheet. Check the quality of the four color blocks on the sheet. Is Quality OK? 1.Yes 2.No Do one of the following: If all lines are clear and visible, press 1 to choose Yes, and go to step j. If you can see missing short lines as shown below, press 2 to choose No. The LCD asks you if the print quality is OK for black and three colors. Black OK? 1.Yes 2.No Press 1 (Yes) or 2 (No). The LCD asks you if you want to start cleaning. Start Cleaning? 1.Yes 2.No Press 1 (Yes). The machine starts cleaning the print head. After cleaning is finished, press Color Start. The machine starts printing the Print Quality Check Sheet again and then return to step e. Press Stop/Exit. If you repeat this procedure at least five times and the print quality is still poor, replace the ink cartridge for the clogged color. After replacing the ink cartridge, check the print quality. If the problem still exists, repeat the cleaning and test print procedures at least five times for the new ink cartridge. If ink is still missing, call Brother Customer Service
In both cases be sure using correct ink. Use of generic ink can lead to leakage of catrridge seats do to crossion from inferrior ink quality (per Cannon). Be sure ink in proper locations - see manual. Run the maintenance proceedures: cleaning then print nozzle pattern. If all colors are not proper after two or three cleanings, perform deep cleaning. Print nozzle pattern after each cleaning. This should clear up problem. If not, print head may need replacement.
as u have ran out of ink you cant print anymore... you have to replace a new ink cartridge.... this is because when u print something, the colors will get mixed to print the exact color.... even if u are printing only in black, some other colors wil get mixed to produce the black color on the paper... so u need to change the ink cartridge.... u cannot run with a blank filled ink cartridge.... and the selection of your printer is very good...