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Print is too light

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I have a hp 5530 printer and a windows 10 operating system, and all of a sudden the print is too light, i just changed both the ink cartridges & cleaned the system but it is stilll too light is there a way to darken the ink on the page?

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Hi @Ann24241,

 

I'd like to help

 

To better assist you - 

 

1) Does the copy print out the same way? 

2) What's the application you are trying to print from? Have you tried printing from a different application or devices?

 

While you respond to that,

 

You may also refer to this document with steps to fix " Print Quality Issues" issue applicable for your printer -  Print Quality Issues

 

 

Check the print settings in Windows.

  1. In the software application, you are trying to print from, click File, and then click Print.

    The Print window opens.

  2. Open the Properties dialog box.

    Depending on the software application, the button might be Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer, or Preferences.

  3. Depending on your print job, you might consider modifying the following settings:

    • Print Quality: If you are dissatisfied with the quality of your printouts, increase the print quality. To print more quickly, decrease print quality. These options typically include Best, Normal, and Draft modes.

  4. Set the quality to best to check the quality 

  5. After selecting the print settings, click OK to apply the settings, and then click Print.

 

 

Also, try updating the printer's firmware - HP Printers - Updating or Upgrading Printer Firmware 

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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