03-17-2012 09:17 AM
I have a Deskjet 2050 All in One Printer, and recently it stopped printing with black ink (colors work fine). I changed the black ink cartridge but that didn't help.. Not sure what the problem is or what to do.. Please help
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03-21-2012 01:00 PM
Hello Jonlavik and Keeleyr2012
Have either of you tried the Print Quality article? If not I suggest doing so. The article covers many possible problems and some solutions may work for you issues as well.
When a solution is found please mark the post that solves your issue.
07-14-2013 03:02 PM
Did either of you find a solution. I am so frustrated as I just bought this printer and the black ink is not printing. When I check it's levels, it says its full.
Any help would be appreciated
07-22-2013 06:44 PM
I was having the same issue with my 2050 HP printer. it was printing a faded black. The issue was fixed when i changed the paper quailty to picture quality paper. NO dought that the ink will be pouring out and been wasted but it did fix the issue
07-23-2013 01:46 AM
This also resolves the HP 3050 not printing blacks / greys. (Thank you @alfluna63 for the suggestion)
For others looking to resolve this:
1. Click Start
2. Click Devices and Printers
3. Right-click on the printer and click Printing Preferences
4. Clikck the Paper Quiality tab
5. Change media to Photo Paper, Best Quality
(You can try other options for Media, but I found this was the only setting that gave me anywhere near true blacks & greys).
I hope this helps others and avoids them wasting too much time.
(HP - please FIX this stuff?! You've been making this sort off boo-boo for years with your printers!)