Assuming you are asking about colors out of alignment, usually this is due to the card slipping and returning to the corrent position in each pass. I have corrected this problem by thouroghly cleaning all the rollers with an alcohol wipe. With the cover open and the ribbon removed, firmly hold the wipe against the two gray and one black roller while depressing the forward and reverse [power & online buttons] and allowing the rollers to run several revolutions against the wipe. I just use typical medical or first aid wipes, no need for fancy equipment wipes. The alcohol rejuvenates the rollers and keeps them sticky so to speak, so the card is moved correctly. To clean the feed roller, send a card or self test from the driver to the printer with the cover open and the ribbon removed. While you are at it, use a wipe to com[letely clean the metal interior of the printer. Cleanliness is next to godliness when it comes to these printers. ~ Jon
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If printer heads are not aligned, CMYK colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK - the usual colours in a printer) will not print in the correct place.
Assume a dark grey dot is to be printed. For this C, M and Y colored dots have to be placed exactly on the same spot. But if heads are not aligned, the three color dots will not be exactly in the same place. Therefore you will see Cyan, magenta and Yellow dots adjacent to each other instead of one dark grey dot.
It is always a good idea to align the print heads every time a new cartridge is installed.
Title: How to Install/Change the Print Cartridge
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Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me: (Applies to all printers)
Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
Click Lexmark Control Panel.
Click Print Cartridge installation.
Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.
If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.
Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.
If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:
On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
Enter the number as the Bi-directional Alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge screen.
If ruled lines are misaligned or a printout is unsatisfactory,Print Head Alignment is required.
Steps for Aligning the Print Head.
1) Press [Menu] repeatedly until [Maintenance] appears.
2) Press [Maintenance] repeatedly until <P> appears.
3) Press [Black] or [Color].
The machine print the head alignment sheet.
4) Beginning from column A on the printout, enter checkmarks in the patterns that have the most solid image.
5) Load the checked sheet on the Platen Glass.
When loading the checked sheet, place the front side down, and align the upper left corner of the sheet with the alignment mark on the lower right corner of the Platen Glass.
6) Press [Maintenance] repeatedly until <U> appears,
7) Press [Black] or [Color].
The machine scans the pattern and aligns the Print Head automatically.
Note : If you select <L>in step 2, the machine prints the current Print Head Alignment setting.
I just had the same issue (align page not detected).
We had just re-installed the empty color cartridge back into the printer (long story but basically we knew we could only print B/W).
The align page printout had a lot of empty spaces around the black lines. This is apparently where the color lines are supposed to print.
Without those color lines, the printer would not detect the align page as color is part of the alignment being done.
Since we only wanted black printouts, I pressed 'cancel' to stop the alignment process, and now we just hit the Black copy button and ignore the alignment prompt on the printer window.
The HP site (enter psc750 in product window) has some helpful ideas as to what the problem might also be. It could be the shipping tape is still on the new cartridge (and preventing the black or color from printing on the align sheets) etc.
I believe that after changing the ink cartridge you havent completed the alignment process.This Alignment test page will print everytime you turn the printer ON.To Complete the alignment follow my steps.
1.After turning the printer ON, wait untill the printer prints the Alignment test page.
2.Then place the alignment test paper on the scanner, facing down in a correct position.
3.Then press the Scan button(color) and wait untill the printer ON light stops flashing.
4.After the light stops flashing, take the paper out and the alignment process is completed.
Turn OFF and turn On the printer, it will not print the Test page again.try it and please let me know.Would really appreciate your rating for my solution.