How do I stop my printer from printing lines?
The most common fix to remove lines and shading on your print jobs
- Pull the print cartridge out.
- Look to see if there is a line on the imaging drum of the print cartridge.
- Replace the defective print cartridge with a new one.
- Place the print cartridge back in the machine.
Why is my printer printing with streaks?
Streaking is usually caused by a worn out drum unit or spent toner cartridge. Remove the cartridge and rock it back and forth a few times over a trashcan to evenly redistribute the toner powder. Some toner powder may emit from the cartridge as you do this. Reinstall the toner cartridge and run a test print.
Why is my HP printer printing with lines?
Any of the following factors can cause streaks or lines in a printed image: Low or empty ink cartridges. Air in the printhead. Insufficient automatic printer servicing (priming)
Why is my HP printer printing vertical lines?
While not exclusive to low-resolution prints, debris on the printer heads and rollers can produce vertical lines in the print because the ink is either being blocked from going on to the page or is being smeared once on the page. A dirty printer can be cleaned by physically wiping off the printer rollers.
How do you fix a streaky printer?
If your print-outs are streaky, faded, have lines on them that should not be there, or are otherwise poor in quality, this may be due to a problem with the printer or a low ink or toner supply. You may be running out of ink or toner. Check your ink or toner supply and buy a new cartridge if necessary.
How do I fix horizontal lines on my HP printer?
HP Deskjet D2500 Printer Series – Horizontal Streaks or Lines in the Printed Image
- Step one: Wait 30 minutes.
- Step two: Check ink levels and replace low or empty ink cartridges.
- Step three: Check the print settings.
- Step four: Run the automatic utility to clean the ink cartridges.
- Step five: Print a diagnostic page.