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Fuzzy printing

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HP Deskjet F4480
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I'm using a Deskjet F4480. And yes, the warranty is long expired. After replacing my ink cartridges, my prints are coming out fuzzy and blurry as if I needed glasses. I've tried doing an alignment several times to no avail, but the test pages come out pretty clear. I ran all the tests offered in the Solution Center but still nothing. I also tried changing various settings with print quality, B/W vs grayscale, etc. Any ideas or do I need to go shopping?

 

Thanks!

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@Beardy2, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

Try making a standalone copy and check if that works. By this, we can conclude if this is a hardware or a driver issue.

 

Kindly refer to the steps mentioned in the article Troubleshooting Print-Quality Issues.

 

If you have already tried these steps and the issue persists, it could be a hardware issue. Please reach out to the HP Support in your region regarding the service options for your printer. 

 

If the printer is out of warranty, I suggest you upgrade the printer. You may visit Hp Store to check the available printers.

 

Keep me posted for any other assistance.

 

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I tried the stand-alone copy and that is much clearer than regular printing. What does that indicate as far as where the problem lies?

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Just to add more information, there definitely seems to be a double-print happening which creates a shadow which causes the fuzziness. 

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@Beardy2

 

Perform root level uninstallation to remove all the printer related software's.

  • In Windows, search for and open Programs and Features.
  • Select your HP printer.
  • Select Uninstall.
  • In Windows, search for and open Devices and Printers.
  • In the Devices and Printers window look for your HP Printer. If you see it listed, right-click on it and choose "Delete" or "Remove Device.”
  • Open up the run command with the "Windows Key + R" key combo.
  • Type printui.exe /s and click OK.
  • Click on Drivers tab.
  • Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it click on it and click Remove at the bottom.
  • Select OK.
  • Remove all instances of the same.
  • Select Apply and OK on the Print Server Properties windows.
  • Close Devices and Printers. 
  • Restart the PC again.

Download and install printer full feature driver

Click here to download the driver.

 

I hope that helps.

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