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Faded or no printing of documents

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I have change my ink cartridges (both color and black). When I tried to print a document, the result are faded or nothing on the paper at all.

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  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    Both my black and color where very light. Put new ink in and nothing new cleaned the head now the color works but the black does not work at all do I need a new printer head? if so were can i buy it. This printer was new in january of this year...

  • cbob4re Aug 25, 2008

    Faded on no printing, then only blue & yellow light printing,

    I have replaced both cartridges they are brand new.

    please respond cbob4re@verizon.net Bob

  • Pude Aug 26, 2008

    Kodak EasyShare 5300 Changed InkJets and Black will not print from Computer. No film is on jet. Help. Need to print Medical Info.

  • valriande Aug 26, 2008

    I was trying to print an image on regular copy paper...I do it all the time and it wouldn't work so I thought what the heck, I'll use photo paper and it worked just fine! On regular copy paper it was not printin the black at all and the colors were all 'twlight zone' looking.

    I have replaced the inks (black and color) and still nothing has changed. To print anything now I have to print it on photo paper. THIS IS CRAZY!

    HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    same problem, new faxes coming in almost impossible to read so faded. Removed an reinstalled same thing.

  • bobsbackflow Aug 27, 2008

    printing&fax nearly invisible black ink only! Red,blue,yellow,green OK. Demo page looks like a negative from a picture and hardly visible black print.I have changed ink cartridges twice both black and color.I have also cleaned the printer head numerus times.please help the ink is getting expencive time after time printing different demo&calibrating sheets

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    faded printing

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    Have replaced both color and black ink cartridges. Basic cleaned and deep cleaned the printer head numerous times and the very faded or no print situation still persists. Before this condition occurred, and when the printer was printing a copy from the Web or E-mail files, it was omitting the first 2 letters on the left margin and leaving a wide margin on the right side of the printed page. Any help will be appreciated.

  • jandj232301 Aug 31, 2008

    I have changed my black ink and still I am unable to print

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First, have you removed the protective tape from the bottom of the printer cartridge? I know it sounds simple, but it's something easy to overlook when you install a new cartridge.

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There are a number of single issues that can cause your problem in this case. The most common are listed below:
1.) Color cartridge expended.
2.) Print Paper selection incorrect.

From your statement above. I would suggest it is both item 1 and 2. Since, we are doing this assistance via chat mail, I can't come to your aid and witness myself what the results are and what your settings are for the paper type.

When you end up with a red hue over all over the print area the cause it usually a bad print head and selecting the wrong paper type.

To answer you question then, Yes, replace your color cartridge. But, first, try this method below to clean your color cartridge bubble jets.

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The print head manual cleaning is listed below, it is from Lexmark. Below that is a process to clean blurry and bad print results. Although this is not specifically the case in your problem. The process to achieve resolution will also correct any problem your machine may be having. Remember, I do believe you need a new color cartridge. You will know with certainty however when you clean the cartridge head. If you do not see, cyan, magenta and yellow lines upon cleaning, at all, ever, then those inks are depleted. Replace your ink cartridge and then do these steps below the head cleaning.

Also, when ever you change a black or color cartridge you will want to run a print head alignment test and adjustment. There is enough of a difference in cartridges that this is quite necessary.

Please do not hesitate to give me as much feedback as possible on any issues and results you discover. You can use the comment text area below to respond to these instructions and give me the results of your tests and procedures.

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Cleaning procedure
  1. Remove the print cartridges.
  2. Moisten a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
  3. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown below.


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  4. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown.

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  5. With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps 2 through 4 above.
  6. Allow the nozzles and contacts to dry completely.
  7. Reinsert the print cartridges.
  8. Print the document again.
  9. If the print quality does not improve, repeat the steps for cleaning the nozzles and contacts up to two more times.
To Resolve Print Quality Issues (below is for blurry lines, it will resolve many other issues too, so proceed after replacing your color ink cartridge if upon cleaning you see no ink coming out and the cartridge feels very light and makes little to no sound when you shake the cartridge.)

Overview This article outlines various techniques for resolving a blurry print issue. Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles is necessary when:
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Clean the Print Cartridge Nozzles using the Computer
    1. Load plain paper.
    2. Open the Lexmark Solution Center (go to Start, Programs, Lexmark XXXX Series, Lexmark Solution Center).
    3. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
    4. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through to clean the clogged nozzles.
    5. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved.
    6. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.
Clean and Wick the Cartridge
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Auto Alignment · Align the print cartridges
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User the Quality Settings in Print Properties
Print Properties is the software that controls the printing function when the All-In-One is connected to a computer. You can change the settings in Print Properties based on the type of project you want to create. Do the following:
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  2. In the Print dialog, click the Properties (or Preferences, or Options, or Setup) button. The Print Properties screen appears.

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  3. Try changing the following settings to see if your print quality improves:

    Quality/Copies

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    Multiple Copies·Specify how the All-In-One should print several copies of a single print job: collated or uncollated.
    Print Color images in Black and White·Select this to print color images in black and white.

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    Paper Type·Select the type of paper you are using, or allow the printer sensor to select the paper type for you.
    Paper Size·Select the size of the paper you are using, and specify whether or not you want to print borderless.
    Orientation·Specify how you want the document oriented on the printed page - portrait or landscape.

    Print Layout
    Layout·Select the print layout you require.
    Duplexing·Select this option when you want to print on both sides of the paper.
Save Settings
From the Save Settings menu, you can name and save the current Print Properties settings for future use. You can save up to five custom settings
I Want To
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Use the Lexmark Photo Editor

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