My HP officeJet printer is not printing color properly. Black prints fine, but anything in color comes out various shades of pink.
The only solution I have tried is taking the color cartridge out & reinserting and cleaning print heads.
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Re: Everything printing in PINK
Assuming you have successfully eliminated cartridge/print head problems, the only other thing to try is to delete the printer software and reinstall [Start/Printers and faxes -right click on the printer icon click delete- install new printer -Have the software disk and handy or select from list- select maker, select model,]
I suspect the problem is still print head/cartridge however
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magenta is just a fancy name for pink.... its usually a darker shade of pink not overly dark but not a bright pink that most associate with the color.
most hp printers use the ckmy color format as opposed to the rgb that most are used to. check your other ink levels to ensure that they are at least half full and when you print out a doc or pic requiring red, the other inks will assist in creating the proper shade
My printer did that a few months ago. I tried everything to get it printing black but in the end I had to take the ink cartridge back and return a new one. Some ink cartridges dry out when they are being shipped if not stored in proper conditions.
I have this same problem, I have pink lines going through everything
that I try to print in color. When I print in black and white,
everything works fine. The blue and yellow ink cartridges aren't empty,
so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any suggestions?