A printed photo or document may occasionally appear smudged, warped, or have color lines that run vertically or horizontally. There are several potential causes for a printout to contain blurred or warped text and graphics, as well as random meaningless characters.
We advise reading the items that follow sections in order in order to solve the issue. They are written methodically in order to solve the issue as quickly as possible. Follow below mentioned steps to solve smudged, lined, or distorted printer printouts.
It's possible to notice smudges, inconsistent or distorted text, or information that extends beyond the edges of the paper if you're not using normal printer paper. Try printing on 8.5 x 11 pages with your printer to make sure that's not the problem. You might have a height or material issue if your printer prints perfectly on regular paper. Proceed to the following section if necessary.
A slider may need to be moved or the paper may need to be fed into the machine in an unconventional way for certain sizes of paper. To learn how to load various sizes made of paper into your printer, consult the instructions that came with it.
The printer paper can absorb moisture from the air if you reside in a place where it is frequently humid. When publishing in a newspaper that is even a little bit damp from humidity, the ink can smear on the page, colors can blend together, and either text or pictures can become distorted.
If a printer involves printing weird characters or unintelligible text, there might be a driver problem at play. Install the most recent printer drivers after downloading them. See our printer solutions index for an alphabetical listing of printer manufacturers and clickable links to the driver pages on their websites.
Due to unclean print heads, the machine may be printing text that is fuzzy, blurry, or otherwise faint. All contemporary printers offer a self-cleaning option that cleans the written word heads and other internal printing-related devices. We advise using the printer's cleaning feature if you use it frequently or have always had it for more than a year.
Examine the ink or cartridge levels if you've been using the exact same cartridge for longer than a few months. On the majority of contemporary printers, you can use software or an illumination on the front of the device to check these levels (see to the owner's instructions for further information on indicator lights).
The print heads may become gummed by ink residue or dry out if you've been using a comparable ink cartridge for more than a year. Although you can attempt wiping the print head, for the best results, we advise changing the ink cartridge.
Finally, your printer might be experiencing a hardware-related problem if you’ve followed all the suggestions above and are still having problems. For more information about repairs or replacements, get in touch with the printer's maker.