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11-16-2008 07:49 PM
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11-17-2008 11:51 AM
In addition to the advanced printer settings there are more basic things to check when troubleshooting washed out prints:
- Paper and quality settings. Printing in draft mode will result in fast and more economical printing, but the colors will be less pronounced. If you are printing on photo paper make sure you have selected the proper paper type. Printing on photo paper using settings for plain paper will result in subdued prints.
- Ink Levels. If your printer reports ink levels check and make sure the cartridges are not low on ink. Most of the cartridges used in HP's consumer printers will gradually fade when they are running out of ink and the last few pages of cartridge life may be degraded.
- Nozzle Health. Print a diagnostic page. For many Deskjet printers the procedure can be found here. If many random nozzles are missing run a cartridge cleaning cycle from the driver toolbox. If regular or repeating sections of nozzles are missing try cleaning the cartridge contacts as shown here.
Bob Headrick, MS MVP Printing/Imaging
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