I love my printer and it has always provided good quality printin, especially for resumes. Lately though I keep getting a line through the print. It's always in the same place and goes horizotally across the entire document. Any suggestions how I can fix this?
A solid line sounds like a jet (in the print head) always on. Replace the print head (<$50 on eBay).
A white line (no ink) sounds like a clogged print head or a burned out jet. Replacing the print head will fix either one. If it is clogged, you might be able to clean it but this procedure is complex (soaking or special cleaners). Read about cleaning in other posts.
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Print quality issues of this type are almost always coming from the toner cartridge. Try swapping out the cartridge. Even with a used one just as a test to see if the line goes away. 90% or better chance that changing the toner cartridge will fix this.
You will need to follow below process.
Print quality settings always affects on print resolution and toner usage.
to change print quality setting:
1. go to Start/settings/control panel/printers
2. then go to printer's properties.
3. go to paper/quality TAB. and select the setting that you want to use. you will get following options.
a) 1200 dpi: This setting uses ProRes 1200 to provide fine-line detail at 1200 x 1200 dpi.
b) 1200 dpi effective output quality: This setting uses ProRes 1200 to provide fine-line detail at 1200 x 1200 dpi.
c) 600 dpi: This setting provides 600 x 600 dpi output with Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) for improved text. (this is what you may need to get)
d) Economode: this settings use less toner of your printer. This is useful for mostly draft printings. You can turn this button on freely of other printing-quality settings.
Select the needed settings. Test a print.
And if it is perfect you wont be charge to give recommendation...lol
it sounds as if you may have the picture quality set to draft, its worth a check, especially if printing is ok. Does it print colour writing well too or just black, one of the colour inks may have a block or be low, go into printer settings menu and check what print quality its set for.
1: Power off printer 2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once. 3: Hold POWER and release RESUME 4: Press RESUME twice 5: When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three(3) times. The indicator should be orange. 6: Press Power to set data
Do you have the owners manual? Did you cancel the document from the computer and turn the printer off for at least 30 secs. The speckled print and lines are usually caused by a defective toner or worn drum. Usually a drum will last for 10 thousand or more cycles. But sometimes prematurely wear out. Make sure you are absolutely using a genuine Brother OEM supply. Generics have a high failure rate. This is not a heavy duty printer. When you need a drum and toner together, it will be just as cheap to buy another low end Brother printer.