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Printer is adding black background to every image when it does not exist.

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My printer is adding a black background to every image when it is not there. I have tried printing from Office, PDF and Google Docs. Seems to have started out of nowhere. 

 

Need a very quick fix as I am a teacher going back to school in a few days. Thank you!Screen Shot 2020-08-31 at 8.10.30 AM.png

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@mwalk88, Welcome to HP Support Community!

 

What happens when you make photocopies on the printer? Does it come up with a background?

Does the print preview look good?

 

This could be an issue with the driver settings or the installed drivers, let us try to isolate and resolve the issue-

 

Check the settings before you send the print job. Refer to the document HP Printers - Print Settings Guide (Mac) for help.

 

ensure that the printer is up to date with its firmware and Mac is up to date with its software. If you are unsure you may use the links below to update the printer firmware and Mac software:

Update printer firmware

Update software on Mac 

 

Remove and add the printer

Click the Apple menu, and then select System Preferences.

Depending on your operating system version, click Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners.

Click the name of your printer, click the Minus sign, and then delete the printer.

 

Select printer and click the minus sign

Click the Plus sign, and then click Add Printer or Scanner.

Click the Use or Print Using box, and then select AirPrint

 

Select AirPrint from the Use menu

 

Click Add to add the printer to the list.

Try to print.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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