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Author Topic: Printer printing fuzzy  (Read 605 times)

kalos

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Printer printing fuzzy
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:12 AM »
Hello!

I have a problem with my printer, it prints fuzzy. I was thinking that it's because it rests in an unstable surface, but even if I stabilize it, it stills print like that (doublis letters).

The printer is Canon MG6450 and I did both deep cleaning and realigning of the heads.

https://i.imgur.com/1dsofET.jpg

Any hint?

Thanks!

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 11:51 AM »
It seems an inkjet printer.

Probably the head is in the refill of ink. This is probably damaged.

When you change the ink probably goes better.


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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 01:44 PM »
It is an inkjet printer.

Why changing the ink will get better and not by re-installing the ink?

Also it is strange that some lines are ok, and some other are fuzzy. Can this help to differentially diagnose?

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 01:49 PM »
The most practical cure for a fuzzy ink jet printer these days is:
  • Unplug the inkjet printer
  • Place fingers under each side of the printer
  • Lift printer about 3 inches off the table
  • Rotate 180 degrees and carry the printer to the nearest trash can
  • Release printer into trashcan
  • Go online and order replacement printer

Inkjet printers are so cheap -- with the cost being mainly due to ink, that when an inkjet printer starts acting up, unless it is some serious pro-quality printer, your best bet is to buy a new printer and not waste ink on your old one.

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 01:58 PM »
And I was about to literally follow the instructions!  ;D

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 02:13 PM »
If replacing the ink cartridges doesn't solve the issue, follow mousers steps in replacing the entire printer (same model if available/possible so you can re-use the cartidges). That class of (Canon) printers can't be repaired within reasonable cost (less than a new printer) so it should be regarded as total-loss.

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 02:38 PM »
The most practical cure for a fuzzy ink jet printer these days is:
  • Unplug the inkjet printer
  • Place fingers under each side of the printer
  • Lift printer about 3 inches off the table
  • Rotate 180 degrees and carry the printer to the nearest trash can
  • Release printer into trashcan
  • Go online and order replacement printer

Inkjet printers are so cheap -- with the cost being mainly due to ink, that when an inkjet printer starts acting up, unless it is some serious pro-quality printer, your best bet is to buy a new printer and not waste ink on your old one.

ROFL - Yepper, that would be the simplest solution. Like most stuff these days they're straight-up disposable. Given that the print sample given showed ghosting even after a realignment has been attempted ... Hell yeah - cut your losses and toss it.

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 02:55 PM »
Thanks, can I go on and ask which is the smallest colour all-in-one with wifi? I try not to have to call Cannon, Epsom, HP to find out.

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 11:34 PM »
Thanks, can I go on and ask which is the smallest colour all-in-one with wifi? I try not to have to call Cannon, Epsom, HP to find out.

HP DeskJet 3720 - HP touted the 3755 as the smallest, the 3720 adds WiFi into the mix.

Question: Do they have Google in the UK?

Personally wouldn't touch a printer that uses a tri-colour ink tank but that wasn't the question.

Anyway, ask SJ what he thinks of it  :P

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 05:29 PM »
I know that printer but the problem is that it cannot scan my passport or a credit card or anything like that.

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Re: Printer printing fuzzy
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 11:58 AM »
I know that printer but the problem is that it cannot scan my passport or a credit card or anything like that.
I had a laser OKI C3530 . Now nothing.
My customers send me photos by email, by whatsapp, etc.
I take sometimes photos with my smartphone "in situ" of the documentation.
If I need a real scanning work I prefer to go to the copy store.
I have made a space and occupied with my famous six monitors.

At the present moment almost everything is digitalized . I almost don't use paper anymore.

For a time I was thinking to buy a powerful sheet scanner, but this is very expensive and I don't need. I sent the works by email to customers. Completely digitalized. I only need contact physically with the custumer or client the first time. I deliver at distance the work.

At the prsent moment I can take photos of my cards or personal documentation and send anywhere by whatsapp or email.

If you only need to make copies of a card or personal identity printer with a manual scanner for about 50 dollars may be enough