I bought this printer new and shortly after I purchased it, every page that I print turns a light grey. When I use cardstock, the printer makes the paper like like a sheet of marble. I have changed tones, but with the same results. I have contacted HP, but they said that they have never had this problem reported and told me to take it to an HP repair shop. I take it in a HP authorized printer repair shop, but they could not find any answers to the problem.
Re: HP Color LaserJet 1600 Printer turns paper grey
It seems to help it I leave printer on all the time. It randomly starts recalibrating. I imagine the more you leave it on the more it does this. I had the grey prob for a while, but it went away with the next toner. This might be solution, but I'm not sure.
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Its depends on your printing needs.Printing quality almost same these two printers. If u buy hp 1600 u will get more pages than cp 1525.But u should think about the toner cost. Check your local market price for each toners.Here i will give u the toner model numbers for ur required printers.
hp 1600 - q6000- black,q6001,q6002,q6003 each three colours.- Page yield 2500 pages for black ,2000 pages each colours.
hp cp1525- ce-320a(128a),ce321,ce322,ce323- Page yield -2000 pages for black,1300 each colour pages.
So I am sure hp 1600 toner very costly than 1525 toner.If u dont have huge volume printing better i suggest u buy cp 1525 model.Also this model offering wirless printing .
U can refill this toners lowest cost and getting good results.
sooooooo cheeeeeeers up........select your new printer. best wishes..........
turn on/off, unplug, wait a minute, plug back in, should reset.
take all paper out. check to see if any paper pieces is jammed in the rollers
go to application folder for your computer, dbl click icon for make of printer for settings to ensure everything is order.
lastly, check hp's printer trouble shooting web site for more information. or the printer head might had a fleck of dirt on it, run a print test
HP 1600 is quite a decent little printer, so you shouldn't be dissapointed - if it's working properly, which clearly it's not in this case.
It seems that you have 2 problems here.
Firstly it shouldn't click loudly, so you need to be talking to whoever you bought the printer from.
The smudging - is probably a dirty fuser.
There are laser printer cleaning sheets, that will work quite well, but ideally it needs a little bit of dismantling to get at the fuser to clean the two fuser rollers.
I've seen lots of these with dirty fusers, and a clean with IPA does the trick.
When installing new cartridges, it's always a great idea to perform a cleaning and recalibration of the machine. Below are the steps needed to do just such a task. You may want to print these out or save them somewhere for future reference as well. They are directly from the HP website.
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Verify the printer is turned on and in the Ready state.
Open the HP Color LaserJet 2500 Toolbox. Click Cleaning Page on the Troubleshooting tab, and the click Print (HP Color LaserJet 1500 or 2500) or Cleaning Page (HP Color LaserJet 2550). A page with a pattern prints from the printer.
Remove any paper that may be in tray 1.
Remove the page that printed and load it face down into tray 1.
At the computer, press Clean .
Calibrating the printer
There are two methods of calibrating the printer manual: at the printer or from the Toolbox on the computer.
From the printer
Turn the printer off and then on again.
From the HP Color LaserJet 1500 or 2500 Toolbox on the computer
Open the HP Color LaserJet 1500 or 2500 Toolbox in one of the following ways:
Double-click the HP Color LaserJet 1500 or 2500 Toolbox icon on the computer desktop.
Select Start , Programs , HP Color LaserJet 2500 , and then HP Color LaserJet 1500 or 2500 Toolbox to open the Toolbox from the Windows desktop.
Click Diagnostic Tools on the left side of the screen on the Troubleshooting tab.
Click Color Calibration to perform the calibration procedure.
From the HP Color LaserJet 2550 Toolbox on the computer
Open the HP Color LaserJet 2550 Toolbox in one of the following ways:
Double-click the HP Color LaserJet 2550 Toolbox icon on the computer desktop.
Select Start , Programs , Hewlett-PackardHP Color LaserJet 2550 series , and then HP LaserJet Toolbox to open the Toolbox from the Windows desktop.
Click Print Quality Tools on the left side of the screen on the Troubleshooting tab.
Click the Calibrate Now button to perform the calibration procedure.
160gm is too thick for the printer. Printing a couple of sheets should be okay, but more than that and you will damage the cartridges hence the "grey" haze. Check your printer specs -- max. gm on these printers is probably 105gsm.