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wvinci
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Im getting what I can only describe as cracked solids on my prints.

Did a printhead clean

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I noticed on my test sheets the same cracking in the red, green, yellow, magenta and black 

 

I replaced all the printheads about a month or 2 ago and havent done all that much printing as far as total prints go.

However, I have done a number of 36x48 photographic prints.

 

Anyone have any input as to what is causing this issue and what I need to do remedy it?

 

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Usually this is a printhead issue. Go to the menu that has the print quality diagnostic print which will show you the status of each printehad and if there is a defect you will be able to tell it right away.

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That was what I was thinking initially.

Ran clean printhead, align, and diagnostic.

The most ink ive run according to the machine is 423 through Gloss Enhancer-Gray  and 237ml through the PK-LG head

everything else is 125 or less.

 

the printhead image looks fine

the diagnostic cracks in several colors...

 

any other ideas of what it could possibly be?

 

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jasonmiamifl
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why not try different paper which compatible with HP pigmented ink ?

 

Are you using HP inks ?

 

I have 4 total Z3100, Z3200  printers & never seen this problem.....

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That second picture in your first post looks pretty cool.  I'd use it as a selling point!:smileyhappy:

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Printheads were fine & all colors were perfectly good. I would suspect paper first . would not be hard to swop out paper to try & know right away.

 

Myself have hp everyday glossy paper, satin paper, canvas texture paper, pp paper,  mat art canvas, satin canvas, professional canvas etc etc. never seen that crack ink problem.

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Maybe I am off base here but look at the enhancer print in the upper left. Unless it is the way the image was captured, it sure looks like there is something wrong and there is a darker area in the middle.

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Is this genuine HP ink?

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Yes. All the inks im using are HP inks.

 

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waste no time.. try different paper...

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