My printout is grainy when I print from any application. What should I do?
Check the following:
- If the paper you're using has a printable side (check your paper packaging for details), make sure the printable side is loaded face-down. The printable side is usually brighter or whiter.
- Select a higher Quality Option or Print Quality (do not select Draft, Economy, or Fast Economy) in the Windows, Mac OS X 10.5/10.6, or Mac OS X 10.4 printer driver.
- In Windows, try turning off High Speed in the printer driver.
- Align the print head.
- If you're printing a photo or a document that contains images, you may need to increase the image resolution or print the images in a smaller size; see your software documentation.
Published: Aug 19, 2010 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!