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MFC-3240C Every time that I print a picture the printer scratches it while printing it; this only happens when printing pictures. Can you please let me know what can I do to avoid being my pictures scratch.

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If you are using cheap photo paper, the ink won't dry fast enough before touching parts of the printer as the paper moves during the printing process. Solution: buy top grade photo paper which dries the ink instantly upon contact with the paper.

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On some injects, paper dust collects under the print-head and will eventually drag across you picture or document. On most you will see a hook like drag at the end of the line where the pater was advancing and the print-head was returning. If this is the case, unplug the printer and try to carefully clean the junk out from under the print-head with a piece of pater towel maybe even very slightly moistened with water.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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The printer may not be scratching your printout but you may have a clogged printhead. A clogged printhead will constantly miss a spot creating an effect of a scratch printout. Please run an all inks printhead cleaning routine (2 or 3 times) and create a test page. Best Regards

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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