What can cause dim printer output if ink is new?

Dr.sunil V July 4, 2013
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What can cause dim printer output if ink is new?

  1. Oron J
    July 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    As dragonmouth says, it's difficult to advise without knowing the printer model and other information (e.g. has it been left in storage for a while? New printer? Recently replaced cartridges?). However, I'll take a stab in the dark and suggest that the most common reasons (on inkjet printers) are clogged up heads (the printer utility software should have an option to clean them).
    NB: If it's an Epson printer, the cleaning often has to be done in multiple cycles, which consist of cleaning and printing a test sample. Each cycle uses a higher voltage (and hence temperature) on the print head, so you must not stop after, say, the third cycle, try something else, and then come back to it, but instead continue until you get a result, or you give up completely!

  2. dragonmouth
    July 5, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Without knowing make/model number I would say that the print heads might be dirty. Check your printer manual on how to clean them.

    • Dr.sunil V
      July 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm


      The printer model is hp LaserJet M1136 MFP

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