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Won't print black

Printer won't print black. It starts out printing but fades out in the middle. Changed cartridge and did a clean but still won't work

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  • kramprebecca Aug 05, 2008

    The printer is just a few months old. We have a lawn care business and I do the billing with this printer. I use kodak cartridges.

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    My printer will not print. Only grey and faded colors show. When I print something from the internet the black doesn't show at all. I've taken the printhead out and put back in and ran the clean and deep clean and nothing happened. Please help

  • wholesaledir Aug 10, 2008

    Only prints blue! Recently replaced the printhead and it worked well for about two months and is now repeating the same problem. Certainly a new printhead should have eliminated the problem but it returned.

  • philrawc Aug 15, 2008

    yes same problem replaced new ink just comes out faded grey color

  • butterflymon Aug 15, 2008

    WON'T PRINT BLACK PROBLEM

  • Coss May 11, 2010

    How old is the printer? Or how much printing have you done through it?

    Are the cartridges you are using kodak? Or aftermarket?

    Has the Print Head ever been replaced?



    I'm leaning towards replacing the print head.

    With age (and some times minimal use) the ink will dry out on the print head causing it to behave to way you are describing.

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Are you printing from the pc or standalone? if just from printer please try to uninstall reinstall the printhead then recalibrate it then do a deep clean of the printhead then try to print and see if there is improvement. if not...then that is a printhead issue
call kodak support 1-800-235-6325

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