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Troubleshooting / Printing and Copying Problems

Print Quality Problems

Horizontal banding
Vertical misalignment or banding
Incorrect or missing colors
Blurry or smeared printout
Print quality does not improve after head cleaning

If you are having print quality problems, first perform a . Then, compare your test printing with the illustrations below. Click the caption under the illustration that best resembles your printout.

Horizontal banding

Vertical misalignment or banding

Horizontal banding

Vertical misalignment or banding

Blurry or smeared printout

Incorrect or missing colors

Horizontal banding

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Vertical misalignment or banding

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Incorrect or missing colors

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Blurry or smeared printout

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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the gears inside this product.

Caution:
Be careful not to wipe the carriage shaft.


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Print quality does not improve after head cleaning

If the quality of your printouts remains poor even after repeatedly cleaning and aligning the print head, one or some of the ink cartridges may be old or damaged and should be replaced.

To replace an ink cartridge before the Status Monitor notifies you that the cartridge is empty. See Replacing an Ink Cartridge.


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