Check the encoder strip for dirt or marks. To do this, open the front panel so that the printer cartridges return to the middle. Unplug the printer from the computer and mains. If you look about the cartridges there is a thin strip of clear plastic running the length of the printer from one side to the other - this is the encoder strip. In a good light, check this for dirt, marks and blemishes. Remove any you find with alcohol solution - be very careful as the strip is quite fragile. I had a very small blob of god knows what right at the point where the streak was appearing on my photos...once the blob was gone so was the streak. Good luck!
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The magenta has run out (red). Replace the HP 22 tri-color cartridge. It probably has yellow and cyan (blue) left in it, and the black is most likely working as well, but if any of the 3 colors in the tricolor cartridge run out, the whole cartridge must be replaced. For instance, if I printed my vacation photos and there was a lot of water and blue sky in all of them, the cyan might run out long before the cartridge life expectancy. Also, don't forget that cartridges are rated in pages printed at 5% coverage. Since a photo is about 25% of a full page, a photo printed at full bleed (edge to edge) will only yield 32 4 X 6 inch photos from a cartridge rated at 160 pages (5X expected coverage = 1/5 the prints)
Black ink is an essential part of the printing process. The black color is only made by the black cartridge, the color cartridge does make "black".
One or more optional photo cartridges may be available, depending on your printer model.
Use the photo cartridge with a tri-color cartridge for best-quality color photos and graphics, and sepia or antique photos.
Choose a gray photo cartridge to print black and white photos with truer grays and richer blacks.
Is it worked in past? Have you contact the HP for this problem? Since most of All-in-one printer do not possess better print facility, so it is difficult to use this one for photo print..
Photo paper is thick and may be motor not taking complete load of it. Check out with the roller moving firmly.
its ok I solved it! I didn't realise that all the photo cartridge does is gloss over the colour picture produced by the colour cartridge. I simply had to replace the colour cartridge which had run out, so now its all working perfectly!!
Click Start - All programs - HP - HP Solution center.
In HP solution center Click on the Printing Shortcuts tab. Select Photoprinting with borders or borderless. Click OK.
Then close the HP solution center. Try printing. Print photos always with Best quality.
If the issue persists check the ink level of both cartridges and use Photos Cartridge HP 58 to print photos. We insert the Photo cartridge in place of black cartridge.
When you open the printer control panel, is there a queue of documents waiting to be printed? If so, delete/cancel all documents, check to make sure it is set to use printer offline (in the file menu), and then try printing a test page.