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Printing problem Kodak will not print Black when printing documents only colors show up. functions properly when copying

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  • bajasi Sep 01, 2008

    kodak 5300 AiO prints colors OK but has problems printing black. Usually too dim to read. Windows test printer page prints black fine but then I print a document and it is dim. Have changed to new cartridges several times and done maintenance alignment and cleaning several times.

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Most likely your print head is clogged, there are 2,00 some nozzle's in it. If the printer is not used for a moderate amount of time the ink can dry up and cause a clog in those nozzle's. You can try doing a printhead clean from the main menu, or homecenter->?->maintenance. Then after that do a calibration, print a demo sheet to see if there is any improvment. The printhead clean pushes ink through the nozzles to try to clear clogs. The calibration scans those nozzles to see which are avalible to use, and makes sure that all the avalible nozzles are being used. If this does not fix the problem you most likely need a printhead but you will have to call kodak; as they are not avalible in stores.

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system up. That's because Kodak printers is using

"pigments" as inks that's why Kodak printers are producing

high quality prints unlike other printers - a photo printed from

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