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Getting a printer to exercise the black dye cartridge

My Canon printer has five cartridges, Cyan, Page-black, Yellow, Dye-black and Magenta. I consider the Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Dye-black cartridges to be the color cartridges. Now and then I'll print ...
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Intermittent false 'paper jam' message on HP5540 series 'Envy' printer

I have an HP Envy 5540 series printer. It has started complaining of 'paper jam' when I send it printouts, but there is no jam. When I confirm that I have cleared the 'jam' (I have in fact done ...
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Printer is printing green where it should be black

My HP Envy 4520 printer (model F0V69A) is printing green where it should be black. What it prints as: What it should look like: Ink levels are good, pictured below. What can I do to diagnose/repair?
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My printer has paper shreds stuck inside

How can I remove a small piece of torn paper from my Epson ET-2800 printer? I have followed the instructions for the printer but still have a small piece of paper stuck inside.
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"The printer is exposed to strong light" error on Epson XP-640

I performed a deep clean on my Epson XP-640 printer (forcing cleaner through the heads, with a paper towel under the heads), and when I was done I replaced the ink cartridges. When I turned the unit ...
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L4260 not printing on 200 gsm specialty board

I have an Epson L4260 and I'm trying to print on specialty board paper with gsm 200. But the printer is either just ignoreing the paper and letting it go through or it will report that it jammed but ...
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Printing Directly to my Deskjet 2752e Printer network using TCP Connection

I'm encountering difficulties when attempting to print simple text using PCL in Java with my Deskjet 2752e printer. The printer supports HP PCL 3 GUI, HP PCLm (HP Apps/UPD), and URF (AirPrint)1. ...
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My Epson L1300 Feeds all the paper loaded into the tray

I replaced my upper roller Rubbers and the bottom feeder with new ones because the old ones gave up, but after this fix it feeds all the paper loaded into the tray. I did replace the springs that came ...
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Should I replace my printer's ink damper and printhead?

Currently I'm having troubles with my Epson L3150 printer as the damper is not getting ink and the print head looks like it's blocked. I tried switching placements of the dampers just to try if there'...
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Is my printer broken after years of no use?

It's a Brother DCP-330C inkjet printer that was not used for more than 3 years. After using the printer's auto cleaning feature, this is what I get (it's Windows' print test page, but with nothing ...
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Diagnose/Fix Poor quality HP OfficeJet Pro 8025

A picture is perhaps the best explanation. The picture below shows the Powerpoint and resulting print. Can anyone help on what to do? Observations: Blue and yellow did not print at all Magenta ...
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What is the minimum paper size that an HP Inkjet 9025 will print on both sides?

The printer supports, for example, 3x5 index cards, but it will not print on both sides of paper this small. It does so with no issue for larger paper sizes. Why won’t it print on both sides of ...
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Canon MX870 Inkjet Printer prints blank pages

I have a Canon PIXMA MX870 printer. The issue is that it prints only blank pages when doing nozzle pattern checks. I need to mention that I recognize this printer is old, and that this isn’t worth the ...
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Deskjet Printer printing faded double letters

My HP deskjet printer has started printing like this, after long non usage. What can be done? - I have cleaned cartridge manually as well as using software utility provided by HP (HP 1112)
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How do I print a single label on a 4-page layout on Mac? (HP inkjet printer)

I am having a tough time locating information pertaining to my question. I am a new seller on eBay and sometimes only need to print a single 4x5 label. The labels I have contain (4) 4x5 labels per ...
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What's the difference between Epson's 001, 003, and 101 ink codes?

The title says it all. What's the difference between Epson's 001, 003, and 101 ink codes? All I know is 001 inks are pigment-based and 003 inks are dye-based. This becomes more confusing when the ...
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HP printer double-sided printing alignment issue (Deskjet 2330)

I've recently purchased a HP printer (Deskjet 2330) and tried to do double-sided printing (manual) on it from my Windows 10 laptop. Printing works fine, but the even-numbered pages (second batch) are ...
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How can my Canon inkjet printer's black cartridge be drained after just ~100 pages?

I recently bought a super-expensive duo ink cartridge package for my Canon printer which I take out from the wardrobe every few years and realize that I have to buy new ink each time. It was called &...
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Brother MFC inkjet smearing / not printing properly after cleaning the print head

I have a Brother MFC-J470DW printer. Like a year ago, it started smearing (horizontal lines, black ink only). Running the cleaning program didn't help much. Since I also have access to a printer at ...
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My printer won't print black

I have an all-in-one HP OfficeJet 6500 printer/scanner/copier/fax. It uses 4 cartridges (C, Y, M, K). I have only used original HP cartridges. The black (K) cartridge has about 20g of ink left and the ...
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HP Officejet 7500a Won't Print in Color

As the title says, the printer just refuses to print in color. I got it second hand and just got around to setting it up after having it in storage for a while, so I don't know if it was defective ...
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L805 Epson printer with all lights blinking

When I turn on the Epson printer L805, all the lights start to blink and it makes a strange noise from the inside. According to the manual, it says that there are packing materials inside the printer....
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A cartridge is not detected as available for printing

I recently purchased an HP Deskjet 1110 printer from Amazon for the personal usages. Its been one and half month since it arrive and I only tried it today for some test printing. The printer itself ...
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Can't align print heads enough on Canon Pixma MX722

I have a excellent condition, but not brand new, Canon Pixma MX722 printer. I have purchased and installed new, genuine (IE. from Canon) cartridges in it. Even when I set the print head alignment for ...
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Canon MX920 - disable PK black cartridge

The PGBK black cartridge is much bigger than the PK black. I bought the bigger one because I print a lot of black & white. However, I now find out that it will only use the PGBK for printing ...
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HP Printer: power light off, attention light on

I have an HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2010 that fails to turn on. When I plug it in, the power light stays off, but the attention light is on. (Not blinking, but continuously on). Nothing happens when ...
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Brother printer printing entirely blank pages

My Brother printer MFC-J615W goes through the normal noises of printing and prints the right number of pages but they all come out completely blank. The black ink cartridge shows more than half the ...
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Can Epson Stylus Photo 800FW print in black if any ink cartridge is empty?

I want to buy Epson Stylus Photo 800FW . Can it print paper in black n white even if any of the ink cartridge is dry or empty? Sorry, I have absolutely no idea about printers and the things to take ...
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How to reset the ink level of a Black HP 652 Cartridge installed on a HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2136 All-In-One Printer?

I used to have an older HP Printer and I refilled the ink cartridge at home and it worked perfectly. However on this newer printer after I refilled the cartridge the printer does not recognize that ...
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What is the order of the ink cartridges for a Canon i860?

I came across a Canon i860 for $10. It came with a box of ink cartridges, but none in it. So you can see my problem: what is the correct order of these cartridges?
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Is ink consumption from cleaning after a print job negligble?

I like to reuse paper that's only been printed on on 1 side for small documents that I'll print, read and then discard. Unfortunately my Brother MFCJ430 printer sucks at drawing in multiple sheets of ...
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Printing on two different printers at different times windows 7 firefox

Ok, I am a greeting card maker, and this is what I'm trying to do: I have two printers. One is an ink-jet (color, of course). One is a laser jet that only prints in black. I need to be able to ...
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HP OfficeJet 6600 printer color too dark

Images from from OfficeJet 660 are consistently dark, printing from any computer. HP Genuine cartridges installed and I've gone through all 3 stages of cleaning. Is there a way to change the color ...
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Why is my Epson L355 printing slightly faded?

I recently bought an Epson L355, refurbished, on Ebay. It uses a continuous ink system, with a block of four refillable, non-replaceable ink cartridges outside, connected by rubber tubes. The ...
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Refilling Epson printer cartridge with genuine Epson inks

Epson's latest printer inkjet series finally replaced cartridges with external ink tanks that users can refill with their ink. This is great, as it pushes ink prices as low as possible while ...
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How do I refill a CD887A inkjet cartridge?

(Question was edited to reflect: Why is a question on Inkjet refill Off Topic for Superuser?) I have an HP Inkjet printer with a CD887A cartridge. How do i refill it? Here's a photo:
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Why inkjet printing speed is always slower than laser? [closed]

I just wonder for a technical explanation about why at same quality level (Best, for example), inkjet printing speed is always slower than that of laser one? Can inkjet be made to print as fast as ...
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Colors print very dark from an HP Officejet Pro 8610

The colors on my print outs from my HP Officejet Pro 8610 are appearing very dark. It was printing fine a week ago. Levels are near full. I've cleaned the print head the max of 3 times. And I've ...
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How can I get to the "Install the printer driver" screen?

I have an HP Envy 5530 printer. I went to "Add a printer" and selected my printer from the network. I then selected the driver from a list that looked like this: Later, I uninstalled this printer. ...
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Do Epson inkjet printers actually use up the ink before claiming "out in ink"?

Do Epson inkjet printers consider themselves "out of ink" after a predefined number of pages, or after the ink actually runs outs (or comes close)? Some people claim it's a predetermined number of ...
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How do I get my Canon Pixma printer to just use PGBK cartridge

How do I get my Canon Pixma printer to use just black pigment (PGBK) ink for black and white documents?
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Error 0x88 epson expression photo xp-750

I've a printer: epson expression photo xp-750. When i turn on it an error is displayed in screen of the printer. The error is 0x88. Does anyone know what is the error 0x88 and how to fix it?
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Do Ink-jet printers emit harmful particles into the air? [closed]

They say laser printers emit toxic particles into the air. Laser printer without harmful emissions? How about ink-jet printers? I am using an ink-jet printer in my room. As it is a cold winter, I ...
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Factory reset EPSON EXPRESSION PHOTO XP-750

Is there any way to make a factory reset to EPSON EXPRESSION PHOTO XP-750? The problem is that the printheads are really not aligned, and there is no way to align them. The print quality is well but ...
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Why do printers (e.g. Epson R3000) need to switch between black inks instead of using them in parallel?

The Epson R3000 has cartridges for both Photo Black and Matte Black. Both cartridges are physically in the printer at the same time, but if you want to switch from using one to the other, you need to ...
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Why does my HP printer think it is jammed, when the printer is not jammed?

I have a strange problem with my HP F2480 printer. The printer always thinks it is jammed. It starts completely normally, and when it gets halfway down the page all the light start flashing, which is ...
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Why does my Canon inkjet printer require two black cartridges?

I am curious why my Canon printer, an MG6320 (but I have also seen this on MG5320 and MG5220), requires me to use two black ink cartridges, one labeled BK and the other labeled PGBK. When I do a ...
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Controlling your printer with .ps files

I am trying to construct a laser cutter and I have chosen the motor mechanism from an old inkjet printer to be my X axis. I have also been wondering if I can control it via .ps scripts. Is it possible?...
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How to factory reset an EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 printer?

How do I do factory reset on an EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 printer? The printer is refusing to work. It seems to be in some error state. I've tried re-installing drivers etc, but the printer itself ...
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Kodak esp 5020 new cartridge not printing [duplicate]

Just installed new cartridges neither will print anything tried cleaning the print heads multiple times with no results and copying a b+w/color page multiple times then stuck my finger on them they ...
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