Why are there streaks, lines or the wrong colors on my print-outs?
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.
- Fading text or images
You may be running out of ink or toner. Check your ink or toner supply and buy a new cartridge if necessary.
- Streaks and lines
If you have an inkjet printer, the print head may be dirty or partially blocked. Try cleaning the print head. See the printer’s manual for instructions.
- Wrong colors
The printer may have run out of one color of ink or toner. Check your ink or toner supply and buy a new cartridge if necessary.
- Jagged lines, or lines are not straight
If lines on your print-out that should be straight turn out jagged, you may need to align the print head. See the printer’s instruction manual for details on how to do this.