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Shadowed Printing

Hp Photosmart C4780
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

When I print a PDF or from the internet, all of the printing is shadowed.  If I print from MS Word, it is fine.  I have cleaned the heads, bought new cartridges, and followed the directions listed on a similar post.  Nothing is working.  I have also uninstalled and reinstalled the printer and driver.  Help!

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@cheyboer

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community.

 

Since this only happens with a PDF document, it's an application issue.

 

Let's try to do a root uninstall and reinstall of the software:

 

Unplug any USB cable, if any, before doing this.

 

1.) In Windows, search for and open Programs and features

2.) Select your HP Printer

3.) Select Uninstall

4.) In Windows, search for and open Devices and printers

5.) In the Devices and Printers windows look for your HP printer. If you see it listed right-click on it and choose 'Delete' or 'Remove Device'

6.) Open up the run command with the "Windows key + R" key combo.

7.) Type printui.exe /s and click Ok. (Note: there is a space in between "printui.exe" and "/s")

8.) Click on the "Drivers" tab

9.) Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it Click on it and click Remove at the bottom

10.) Select Ok

11.) Select Apply and Ok on the Print Server Properties windows

12.) Close Devices and Printers

13.) Open up the run command with the "Windows key + R" key combo

14.) Type c:/programdata and click Ok. Go to Hewlett Packard folder, remove any printer related folders & files.

15.) Restart the computer. 

 

Once done, please download and install the software from here: 

https://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers

 

If the issue persists, uninstall and reinstall Adobe.

 

Let me know if this helps.

 

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Thanks!

 

Have a great day! 

 


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