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Photo does not dry

HP C5180 - After photo prints, the ink never dries. I am using HP paper in the correct order (shiny side down).

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is there a part number on the paper?

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4 x 6 Kodak xtralife paper- Hp ink and the photo will never dry and is all blury.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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The printhead installed is not intended for use in this printer or it may be damaged. please refer to printer documentation.


Use the lever to the left of the cartridges to remove the print head. Then, on the back you will see a bunch of small brass/copper colored squares - these are the contact points (electrical connections). Over time, these contacts become dirty or tarnished. You can polish them with emery paper or even a dry paper towel if you rub hard and long enough (albeit a mess of paper fibers - blow these out before continuing). Once the contacts are clean and shiny, reinstall the print head and ink cartridges. This fix worked like a charm for me.

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Hp photosmart 7760 the prints will not dry


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goto the cntrol panel--->printers and faxes--->right click the printer icon
click on the printing preferences and check the print quality ,try to set it to fast draft...this should save the ink as well as dry it faster.
hope this works

Jul 14, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do I clean the printer nozzles as it leaves streekes on printed pictures?


If the ink is smearing, it probably is not getting enough drying time. The ink drying time is a period of time inserted between pages to reduce the chance that a page will smear the one below it in the output tray. This time is factored into the time between when the first page finishes and when the next page finishes. Printing will pause temporarily if more time is needed. The time it takes for ink to dry varies greatly depending on paper type, printer driver settings, humidity, and temperature. In addition, the paper and print settings may affect the speed at which the ink can dry:
  • Transparencies require much longer drying times than other paper types.
  • Some store-branded photo papers do not allow ink to dry correctly because of the coatings used in their manufacture.
  • Printing in Best mode can increase the dry time.
Resolving the problem If the ink smears, increase the drying time. To increase the drying time in Windows, follow the steps below:
  1. When ready to print, click File , click Print .
  2. Depending on your driver version, click Properties , Settings , or Preferences and follow the steps below depending on the option.
    • For Properties or Settings , follow the steps below:
      1. Click the Advanced tab.
      2. In the Extra Dry Time section, move the slider toward More .
    • For Preferences , follow the steps below:
      1. Click the Basics tab.
      2. From the Basics tab, click Advanced Features .
      3. In the Extra Dry Time section, move the slider toward More .
  3. Try a sample print and see if the drying time needs to be increased more.
To increase the drying time for a Macintosh computer, follow the steps below:
  1. From the File/Print Menu , select Ink under the General tab.
  2. In the Dry Time section, move the slider toward More .
  3. Try a sample print and see if the drying time needs to be increased more.
Other steps that will reduce ink smearing If the ink still smears when printing, try some of the following suggestions:
  • Decrease the amount of time it takes for the ink to dry by decreasing the print quality to Normal or Fast mode.
  • Try printing on a different type of paper or on paper from another manufacturer. Paper formulas are different between manufacturers and may have a coating that causes the ink to be absorbed at different rates.
  • When printing large graphics or photos on plain paper in Best or Normal modes, improve the results by using heavier paper. Paper that is rated at 90 g/m2 (24 lb.) or higher will not curl or smear as easily as paper of a lighter weight.

Mar 28, 2010 | HP PSC 1210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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PICTURE IS SMUGGED


If you're printing on photo paper, make sure you are printing on the correct side. Most photo paper has only one side to print on, the other side is a non-porous backing, and ink will sit on the surface until it dries (15 - 30 minutes, depending on temperature and humidity). And it won't look good even when it dries.

If you're printing on the correct side, try a different brand/type of photo paper.

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When I print on photo paper the ink doesn't dry and picture quality is unrecognisable


You have to match your print settings with the correct type of media used !

When you print, set the preferences, set to PHOTO quality and not draft, set paper type to PHOTO PAPER, or GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER whichever - If you select wrong media type your colors might be off. Select the settings that match the closest to your media. If you use paper use "plain paper" setting, if you use glossy photo paper, use "glossy photo paper" as settings and PHOTO quality.

I recommend use you use inkjet PHOTO paper, glossy, you can use HP or EPSON or even the cheap LIKON ones work amazing for me, they should be able to dry quickly, if they don't you are not using the correct settings.

By your description above it looks like you are using economy or draft mode - NOT good for photo paper.

Sep 26, 2009 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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When printing photos from my HP C5180 the ink does not dry and then starts to run


Try using higher quality, less glossy photo paper, just a suggestion. They paper your using now obviously has absortion issues.

anaanymous

Oct 13, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Smudgy Photo orints


Make sure you are printing on the correct side of the paper. Most photo paper is single-sided. If you print on the wrong side, the ink sits on the surface, pulls up into very small drops, and remains wet for quite a while. If you print on the correct side, the image should be dry to the touch within 15-30 seconds.

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Printing photos on hp psc 1215


Are u using the original HP ink ? The HP ink is formalated to dry fast. You might try using a different ink cartridges, but try a couple sheets of HP photo paper to see what happens.

Apr 21, 2008 | HP PSC 1215 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink never dries


That is an unusual problem. Are you using Original HP cartridges? Some of the refills can do weird things.

Hope that helps...

Geno

Mar 29, 2008 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink won't dry


Unless the problem coincides with a change in ink cartridge, my guess is an incompatibility between the ink and the paper. Could you have changed the paper you're printing on. If so, is the new paper of a different quality? If you're using coated (eg photo) paper, are you printing on the right side? Check the "paper quality" setting on the printer (or the software you're using to drive it) - it needs to match the specification of the stuff you're printing onto. Photo quality papers are capable of absorbing much more ink than plain paper (which is how you get the colour intensity). If the printer thinks it's using photo paper, it will throw out enough ink to get that colour build - leaving a sticky mess if what is really loaded is just plain paper. A.

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