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I have run a color calibration test on our HP Designjet 4500 and my bars are not continuous in color; they have dark/light patterns along them. What should I be looking for in the printout of a califbratin test and how do I know if there is a problem with calibration?

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Do you use original genuine cartridges or refilled ones. It sounds like you have had a leak and need to completely clean out your printer heads, rollers and perhaps do a deep claean as well. You can buy faulty cartridges and toners that have one leak, then the ink continually leaves traces as it prints. When you say callibrated, do you mean you ran print tests and setting tests. Running a print test can often help to diagnose ink issues an d narrow the results down a bit. After a thorough clean, you could try uninstalling and reinstalling unit.

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If the test patterns are not matching what your printer tells you is normal and your photos are banded horizontally, you may have clogged nozzles and printhead. Do a maintenace clean under your printers direction, and see if it now prints ok. Also, you may be low or out of one particular colour, but still have enough of the others and the printer will try to compensate by using available colours, hence colour banding and distortion. A manual clean with cotton buds and cleansing solution is recommended if the first clean does not help.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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Had a similar problem with a customer's printer. HP tech support had me change out the environmental sensor and the boards, this did not fix problem. In the end we had to get a replacement printer (thankfully the unit was under warranty)

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Here is a video which shows you how: (should be the same for your printer)

http://www.findinternettv.com/Video,item,554494454.aspx

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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We found that we had a defective cartridge. We returned it. A replacement cartridge did not cause the printer to callibrate continuously.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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