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Printer prints each line 3 times

When printing anything, my printer will currently print each each line with what amounts to 2 shadows behind it in lighter color. It makes it look fuzzy and is hard to read.

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    yup, as above.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    none

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There are a number of possible reasons for the problem you are experiencing: 1. The printer head might need alignment - use the printer?s software to align the heads 2. Does the problem occur with different cartridges? Try with an old cartridge before opening a new one. 3. If the ink is smeared you might want to clean the printer - make sure no hair or dust balls inside.

Posted on Aug 23, 2006

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2006

    There is also the possibility that the printer has a mechanical malfunction and then none of the above will help

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