Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
We would like to share some of the most frequently asked questions about Instant Ink. Check out this link: HP INSTANT INK, HP+ PLANS: INK AND TONER. .
Level 1
4 1 1 0
Message 1 of 3
Flag Post


Poor quality printing intermittently misses characters and even lines

HP Recommended
Deskjet 2600

Deskjet 2600 now printing weak looking characters and missing lines of print or too weak to read, on iOS cannot do deep clean of ink cartridges ?

HP Support Agent
HP Support Agent
14,452 14,454 1,431 1,707
Message 2 of 3
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Hi @CharlesBain


Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you with the printing issue. 


To better assist you - 


1) Are you experiencing this issue while making a copy as well? 

2) What's the application that you are trying to print from? If you are trying AirPrint, please try printing from HP Smart app and vice-versa. 


While you respond to that, print a Print Quality Report - 


Launch the HP Smart app on your iOS device. If you do not have the HP Smart app installed, please refer to this document for steps to install the app and add the printer. 


Tap on the printer's icon > Tap on Printer Report (under Tools) and then print the Print Quality Report. Evaluate the report and if there are defects found, try running the Print Quality Tools from the HP Smart app. 


If the issue still persists, try these steps to update your iOS device - 


To update the software on your  iOS, please refer to these instructions


I'd also suggest updating the printer's firmware. Refer to this document for steps.  


You may also refer to this document - HP DeskJet 2600 Printers - Fixing Poor Print Quality


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


Please click “Accept as Solution” if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.

Click the “Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say “Thanks” for helping!


Have a great day! 

I am an HP Employee

0 Kudos
Level 1
4 1 1 0
Message 3 of 3
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Changing both inks cured this

0 Kudos
Warning Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers and/or email addresses on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation