My printer wont write, it only prints out the images and colour
My printer wont print out the writting on a page, it will only print out the pictures and lines around the page. I have tried re-installing it and running all the test pages and re allignment, but it wont fix the problem.
I thought I ran out of black but it will print out black on pictures too.
I dont know what else I can do, can you help me?
Re: my printer wont write, it only prints out the images...
Here's the fix for the black not printing...Take the black ink cartridge out and punch a hole in the round dark circle at top right of cartridge with an ice pick or something sharp. Blow in the hole and make sure you have something under it just in case the ink starts dropping. Clean the bottom and put it back in and it should work.
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All three replies are incredibly stupid, but especially Frank's. The issue is simply that you're trying to print something that has too much complexity in it for the printer's pre-installed memory to store the final rendering of before printing. The way a laser printer works, unlike an ink jet, it has to take the entire page to be printed and render the final output in memory before the page can be fed through since it doesn't go line by line. If you're trying to print something that has a very complex page in it, such as a full 8x10 photo, the base amount of memory may not be enough. Dell sells a 256MB add-on memory chip you can put in the printer to get around this. Unfortunately the only other way around the issue would be to reduce the complexity of the page; perhaps try printing the PDF scaled down to 70% so the printed output is a lot smaller but also takes up less of the page, meaning the printer may be more likely to be able to fit the page into the existing memory.
Have the photo printer run a test/alignment page. Make sure you are not running out of one color. Anytime the image runs heavy on one color typically means another color is empty or low and not blending properly.
You can also check the settings to see if it is printing in Draft/Normal/Best Mode. Depends on the settings and application used to control this. Best uses more ink and of course provides the best image. Photo quality paper if you want the best looking pictures. Printing on standard bond will cause some bleeding and saturate the paper. (Looks feels wet) This will give the image a slight blurring dull look. Depends on the quality of the paper used also. Hope this helps!
The 1000-1500 mark is usually just a guess - it usually assumes no more than 15% coverage of the page. If you are printing out very large pictures (full page images) or are printing lots of a single color (green landscape images), then the ink will run out a LOT sooner.