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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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Workaround to enable to continue to use a scanner on a malfunctioning printer

I have an old Canon PIXMA MG5520 that I ONLY use for scanning. I can no longer scan b/c of an error message re: printer. How do I get around the printer error message to continue to use the scanner? ...
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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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Incorrect colours at printing after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04.02

The sample output below shows text being printed as a series of different colored echoes. What could cause this? My printer is a EPSON TX420w
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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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How to tell if an inkjet printer can print on shrink plastic films?

How should I know if an inkjet printer can print on shrink plastic films? Although printers do mention their acceptable thickness/weight, but Unfortunately shrink plastic suppliers doesn't say much ...
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Where I can found driver for HP3940 Printer [closed]

I have HP Printer 3940 and given driver doesn't support windows 7 and windows 8. please help me where i can get driver for my printer. Thanks
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HP F370 - All lights are on & stable, printer not responding

My printer HP F370 isn't working. When I power it on, all the lights namely Power, Error (Paper & Ink)...
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does an inkjet printer size a pdf differently than a laser printer?

I developed a script to generate a sized PDF template for customers to download. On my laser printer it prints to size. But my customer just printed it on a inkjet, and it's smaller by about 1/4". I ...
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Why does my printer take so long to turn on? [closed]

I've noticed over my ~20 year history in computing that (certainly home-market) printers are getting slower and slower to turn on as technology 'progresses' - by which I mean that they take longer and ...
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Does my printheads need cleaning / changing?

I've just put new ink in my old printer that wasn't printing well. This didn't solve the problem. I'm thinking I may have to clean or change the printheads but I'm not sure this will solve the problem....
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Different model number ink [closed]

Can i use a different model number ink cartridge in my hp all in one? The cartridges appear to be identical in appearance and size, just different model numbers.
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How to disable ink management when printing duplex

I own a brother MFC-J6910DW printer. when printing one-sided pages, the colors are great (dark and saturated), but when printing duplex, the colors look faint (specially black, it looks grey-ish and ...
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HP All-in-one inkjet printer doesn't print well

I'm trying to fix a problem with an HP All-in-one inkjet printer. It might look like the ink should be replaced, but a new ink cartridge doesn't make a difference. The ink levels of the old cartridge ...
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Brother J515W won't print Black

I assume I have some sort of ink clogging. The cartridge going in is new (brother brand), but no amount of print clean cycles are getting me any black ink printing, so I assume the clog is within the ...
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How can I alter the region lock on a Canon printer?

I have a Canon Pixma MP560 and some new, genuine cartridges from Best Buy. When I install them, the ink cartridge lights light up, as if the printer recognised them, but when I close the printer lid, ...
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Lexmark 7170 printer keeps complaining about left cartridge incorrect.

Lexmark 7170 printer keeps complaining about left cartridge incorrect I was using a new 34 cartridge when this happened. I changed to a new 32 cartridge and it keeps complaining. Is my printer dead. ...
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Does an All-in-One printer need to be connected to a PC to photocopy?

I need to buy an All-in-One Printer just for photo-copying some documents. Since my dad gonna use it and he doesn't know much about computers, all I want to know is if the printer needs to be ...
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How to print in black and white when a color ink cartridge is out of ink

I'm getting the following error message in HP Photosmart C7200 series print dialog: The printer is out of ink. The following ink cartridges are empty: Magenta. Replace these ink cartridges ...
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“Clean unable 46” message on Brother DCP 145c printer

The LCD screen on my Brother DCP 145c printer shows a message clean unable 46 I changed cartridges and the printer does not respond on pressing the buttons. What shall I do?
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Occasional printing with inkjet [closed]

I am looking for an inkjet that will allow occasional printing without having problems with the printer heads clogging. I do most of my printing with my laser jet but keep a multifuction printer for ...