My copier prints light, like the paper is damp, for the first 10 copies, then prints normal. If I leave it for 10 minutes, it starts printing light again. What the?
It is a Konica Minolta 7222, which is not listed but I figured others may have the same problem.
Damp paper is indeed you problem. The top sheets in the paper drawer will absorb moisture and that moisture will prevent the image from completely transferring from the drum. If you want to test the moisture hypothesis, just open a fresh ream of paper and you should see and immediate improvement. If not, then we need to look elsewhere.
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I realize when I say this that you will be a little skeptical but I will say it anyway . the Paper may be damp - do you notice any curling from your print if only printed on one side? this is the easiest way to test for damp paper- while the paper is damp the Electrical resistance is much higher than when its dry and this is what typically gives a Light copy however once the paper has been though the Very Hot fuser rollers to \'fix\' the first side, the paper has been force ably dried and so the second side is much Stronger in toner. try a new ream of paper and see if that helps
Try making a copy and see if print is still light.
Try printing out a list of your settings from the machine, phone list, settings list whatever...if the list is ok and the copies are light you will need the scanner recalibrated ... you could also try changing your paper as damp paper can cause lite print.
Hello. Try to resolve the alignment problem first. That might resolve the print quality too. Here are some tips on what you can do to resolve the problem. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Close the cover of the printer without the cartridges. Unplug the printer from the power outlet. Leave it unplugged for now. Take a warm, damp paper towel. Set one ink cartridge on the paper towel like how it is placed in the printer - nozzles facing down. Drag the cartridge lightly across the paper towel in one direction (left to right) until the bottom of the cartridge looks clean. Do the same thing to the other cartridge. Plug the printer to power source. When printer asks for the cartridges, load them back in and properly secure them in its place. Close the cover. The printer may print an alignment page, just let it be. Hope this resolves your problem. Good luck!
Was the green paper the type kids use in school. When my kids were little we called it contruction paper. If this is the case, your printer is smart enough to know that this paper is thicker than normal. It's responding as it should. Next time you want to print on this type of paper - select this in your printer's software control panel.
Drum Memory Make about 5 to 10 prints; then, leave the machine in the office environment (normal temperature/humidity conditions) * This symptom is noticeable in a low temperature/ humidity environment, and is absent under normal environmental conditions. * This symptom occurs in keeping with the primary charging roller rotation (38 mm).
You can try to clean the scanner light, but the light does not cast a straight one directional beam. It is more like a flood light, if one spot is blocked it will still cast light on that spot of the paper. Try checking the print cartridge. Normally if it is an inkjet copier, it will leave a line in one spot if there is a defect in the cartridge or if it is running low on ink. I woul try another cartridge first, then we can go from there.
I would recommend a good cleaning of the rollers with a damp rag (old t-shirts are great for this). Some canned air to blow out the insides always seems to improve operation. If this is helpful to you, would you please rate this solution? Thanks!