My printout is grainy when I print from any application. What should I do?

  • Check the following:
    • Make sure the printable side of the paper is faceup. It's usually brighter or whiter.
    • Select a higher Print Quality and turn off High Speed mode in the Windows or Mac OS X printer software.
    • Select Level 5 (Windows) or Photo RPM (Mac OS X) as the Print Quality. Remember that this setting increases print time.
    • Align the print head.
    • You may need to increase the image resolution or print in a smaller size; see your software documentation.
    Related references
    Select Basic Options
    Select Printer Settings
    Align the Print Head
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