Color Laserjet 2605dtn - deteriorated quality printing (with images for comparison)
I have had my HP Color Laserjet 2605dtn for about 5 years and have been very happy with it.
But last week, I noticed that my print quality has deteriorated over time.
I noticed by accident after the reprint of a color image, that I had already printed two years ago and after that comparison of the two it became clear that both the sharpness that the colors are not what they used to be.
I use my printer quite often but not on this scale it might show "wear" already. I'm a teacher and so my wife and we print and photo assignments at home from time to time, but the printer is not used as a printer of office of all kinds.
Attached to this post, you will find two pictures of the same image (a board game cards, I have DIY'ed two years ago) and you can see that the images either crisp and bright colors while the other is a little blurry and pale colors.
I've already printed or a configuration page that is useful for the experts here determine what teard ant normal wear due to the "age" of the printer or is something else.
Number of pages printed: 21192
Number of pages printed colors: 5612
Monochrome RET = enabled (not sure what that means)
Toner hp original with black again (to see if it was the cause of my problem)
All color toners are 25%
The "bars" of green toner are clean.
I hope someone can give me an easy solution...
Thanks in advance.
I do not see your spare part but the seal should help.
Tags: HP Printers
My HP Color Laserjet 2550n will not print in color?
I spent half a day Googling this issue and could not find any solution?
When I press the go and cancel the 3 test pages print fine in color set button.
But if I try to print anything from my laptop, it's all B & W.
I already installed the latest version of PCL5, PCL6 and PS drivers from today:
None of them print in color?
I think that is the question:
But, how to fix this?
My OS is Win 8.1Pro x 64 with all updates installed.
The colour toners are 100%, black is at 28%.
rk_russelking: your suggestions have been COMPLETELY & TOTALLY USELESS.
I found the answer here:
... «in the printer properties, select the tab settings of the device, scroll to the very last item at the bottom, which is 'Device Type'.» The value displayed (which of course got auto-installé as a default value, for both PCL6 drivers), is "AUTO-DETECT". You would think that would work, but it apparently does not.
In any case, by selecting the drop-down arrow, it turns out that there are three available values: AUTO-DETECT, COLOR and MONOCHROME.
Of course she then had me select COLOR, click APPLY and then click OK. I repeated the process for the other printer PCL6. »
For Windows 7, it will not recognize my printer HP Color LaserJet 2600n as a printer, and I see no download on the HP site, all solutions?
Hello DavePerdue,Thank you for your message. Click HERE for your driver from the HP website. It seems that it just took some time to get the driver online and available for download.See you soon
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I've owned the above printer for 1 month and for the first two weeks, it worked fine. On his return from a week leave. When I now print the image resembles what I can only describe as if someone has dribbled water down causing the toners to face each other. I cleaned and followed all the troubleshooting of things without success. I also checked the toner drums and they appear fine. Any help would be appreciated as I now seem to have a printer expensive usless
I read your post and see that when printing now, the image looks as if someone has dribbled water down causing him the toners to face each other. I will definitely do my best to help you.
You use Genuine HP Toner?
What are the levels of toner?
Make sure that the printer is connected directly to a wall outlet. (do not use a hub or a surge protector) This ensures that the printer is full on and can help this situation.
Run the printer calibration.
On the configuration of the system key touch printer, print quality, color calibration calibrate now.
Print a diagnostic Page to see if you have the same results. Trying to determine if it is a hardware or software problem.
Go to Setup, reports, arrow down and select diagnostic report.
I have a document with several steps to run a clean and check the settings of the printer driver.
Make sure the paper type is selected and no paper said.
Check if the drum unit for damage:
1. remove the cartridge of toner product and check that the tape has been removed.
2. check the memory chip for damage.
3 examine the surface of the imaging drum on the bottom of the toner cartridge.
CAUTION: Do not touch the roller (Imaging drum) on the bottom of the cartridge.
His fingerprints on the imaging drum can cause print quality problems.
4. If you see the scratches, fingerprints, toner or other damage on the imaging drum, replace the toner.
5. If the imaging drum does not appear to be damaged, rock the toner cartridge gently several times and reinstall it. Print a few pages to see if the problem is resolved.
The test pages come out the same?
What kind of paper do you use?
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My Color Laserjet 5550dtn suddenly lost the capacity of its network - as evidenced by the disappearance of the network address in the printer display panel. I replaced the jetdirect 615n card, and I could then access the installation of I/O again and set the address of the printer that it had before (192.168.1.106)
The printer seems to work OK, but when I try to access the printer via my browser, using its address, screens appear, but after a very long delay - sometimes up to two or three minutes. Similar delays occur every time I have change the Access tab.
I put the mask 255.255.255.0, and the DNS server on 192.168.1.1 (the address of the router system) and have disabled other protocols except TCP/IP.
I don't remember the exact settings I had before, so is there anything else I may have missed that causes this extremely slow response?
Any help would be appreciated
Sorry for not answering before, but my wife is damaged the problems of column vertebral too take precedence over all the rest for a while.
I started to have more problems, leading to no communication via the ethernet card at all and only work with USB connection. I bit the bullet and bought another printer of opportunity - without the cartridges of ink, which works very well, and commicates quickly to local net address.
I saved some of the components of the old machine, so the expense was not so bad really.
The original machine was always a little suspicious, but it was also used, maybe, I had a bad Control Board.
Thanks for the useful suggestions.
Original title: print film
I can't print in collor. I have a Collor HP Laserjet CP2025 and somehow it does not print the prodct in my document.
1. When did you start to question?
2. you remember to make changes to the computer before this problem?
3 color printing fails all printing applications?
You can see the following HP support article and check if it helps to solve the problem:
You can also read the following article and check:
Hope this information is useful.
I have a 2015 21.5 "iMac running El Capitan (10.11.3) and a HP Color LaserJet Pro M277dw MFP that falls in offline mode when it is idle for a while.
Once the Mac has been sleeping, I can no longer copy, scan or fax without having to restart the printer and the iMac. And it is intermittent. This does not happen everytime the iMac goes to sleep, but no doubt it happens once or twice a week.
The printer is connected both wireless (so that I can print from my iPad in other parts of the House.) and directly to the iMac via USB.
I have updated all the HP software related and have applied the last update of the HP firmware for the printer as well. I also ran through all the game instructions that were provided with the printer.
Other troubleshooting tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for joining the Forums of HP Support for a solution to your fall issue offline printer.
I understand you have a HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw connected to a wireless network for your iPad and connected with a USB to your iMac running Mac OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan, but the drops of the printer is offline after has been idle for a while and becomes also insensitive after mode "Eve". I would like to help with that.
If you see the message on the printer offline on the iMac, it would be because the iMac think he's using the wireless printer, when it should be using the USB connection.
You should be able to solve that by unplugging the USB cable. Once the USB cable is removed, reset the Mac printing system. If you don't know how to reset the Mac printing system, here is a document of support that can help - reset the printing system.
After printing Mac system has been reset, you should be able to reconnect the USB cable and add it to printers and Scanners.
As far as being not able to copy, scan or fax without having to restart the printer and the iMac that could be solved by resetting the printing system and making sure the USB printer is listed in the printers and Scanner. When the printer seem to be insensitive, the first step is to perform a reset of the power on the printer.Please let me know if that solves the problem, or if you need assistance.
We have a new HP Color Laserjet M553 (B5L24A) which is not allowing us to automatic duplex. He is currently runinng via a Windows 2008 R2 server and is network connected via IP static on the Ethernet cable.
I tried several steps of troubleshooting so far:
-Several including UPD PS 6.0 5.8 PS, PS 5.5, PCL5 printer driver
-Several print on print server objects
-Confirmed the 'device settings tab' has the duplexer enabled on the local print server and print objects
-Updated firmware for the last datecode 20150731
-Tested printing from several applications, word, outlook, pdf, internet Explorer, textfile, etc...
-The same problem happening to all connected users
The printer accepts orders for manual, automatic duplex printing simply cannot. No error messages didn't report on Panel print, printer, client or server. Trying to get your hands on a 2nd M553 so that I can confirm a double problem or not.
Feels like a problem with the firmware where he does not understand the command duplexing automatic normal or did not recognize the duplexer is installed.
Your model is not the two-sided model. The duplex model is B5L25A and will say about this M553dn not M553n who is your model.
Since I upgraded to Windows 7 to 10, I had a problem with printing to my Laserjet MFP M127fw pro.
In the print preview the page to print looks like square rather than rectangular but the picture about this seems OK. When I print in fact the image is crushed vertically. The problem is the same print with Word, Excel and Acrobat.
I have been informed that a new driver is required, so I deleted the old driver and downloaded a new one compatible with Windows 10 but the problem persists.
Thanks for the help but it seems that the problem was that my screen resolution was completely wrong, so that if the image looked OK on preview before printing then it would look incorrect when printing and vice versa.
I'm trying to place drivers for our color laserjet 4700dn via login script. The only driver available on HP downloads for this model is the universal printer driver. When I install the printer and let Windows 7 uses the pilot that it downloads from Windows Update it duplex very well but I can't find where to download this driver package, so I'm stuck with the universal printer driver if I want to withdraw what my login script.
With the UPD if I select duplex printer just ignores the setting and proceed to print single-sided. If I set the default forward on duplex printer preferences and then print from an application, it works but then I have to go back and change the preferences or each job prints duplex.
I hope that someone knows a fix for the duplex problem UPD or there maybe somewhere else I can download the specific driver for 4700dn color under Windows 7 64-bit, which would be even better. Otherwise I'll be stuck manually install the printer every time I created a new workstation.
Thanks for your suggestions.
I finally found a driver that I can ride if a login script that works for double-sided printing with our Win7 64 bit workstations. Here is a link to the site in case it's useful for someone else is trying to spread out the drivers.
I used one called:
"Driver HP Color LaserJet 4700 PCL5 64-bit (for use with AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon and Pentium 4 with EMT64) - Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 (64-bit).
I'm in big trouble with Color LaserJet 1312 nfi (on 2 PC). Printer still print ONLY a single document (regardless of the number of pages) that I can't continue. I have to restart computer or the user to login and I print a new document. Scan OK.
Windows 7 x 86
connect via the USB port (but LAN made the same mistake)
reset to factory default
the latest firmware update
connect via LAN instead of USB
Print via another PC (printer sharing)
connect the printer to the other PC (USB, LAN)
install the drivers of PCL5
turn off Mopier mode (not available)
Win XP - OK (printer so no problem)
Installation new version Universal Print Driver for Post Script - no change.
I tried a thousand ways and WE work:
install driver of the old school-HP Laser Jet III from Windows Update.
I hope it helps someone...
I read the article on HP multifunctional compat re 975891 KB. I couldn't find it. I have a multifunction printer HP Color LaserJet 2840. I use Win 7 64-bit. The compatibility profile shows that this printer is compatible. However, I can not FAX or Scan functions to work. I go to Windows FAX and Scan screen and search system for devices. None are found. The printer works itself works, but does not offer any other features. So what is the solution? (It is connected to my network OK). Other computers (Vista) can print OK. But have the same problem with them for scanning.
I'm sure that Windows scan does support a local device unless the device supports protocols WSD. HP would need to provide the software for detection of WSD devices no network. Alan Morris Windows printing team; Here Microsoft Knowledge Base search: http://support.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?adv=1
All of a sudden, my m251nw color laserjet pro 200 prints only black. Cartridges changed (C/M/Y) without modification. Toolbox shows that they are all 100%, but nothing will be printed in color, not even the Demo Page. Anyone able to help?
Updated the firmware from hp, and it fixed the problem.
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6 (64-bit) will only print black on Color LaserJet CP1518ni
Also, would like to have the complete software program to download rather than just the universal driver.
Go to devices and printers and right click on printer properties then go to device settings and go almost all the way down to the type of device a color change and save the changes then go in the printer preferences and in the color tab, make sure that in its unaudited grayscale printing option
XP SP3 usb connected.
I found other troubleshooting solutions. Namely, that where the solution is to uncheck "print in grayscale". I don't see this option on one of the property tabs.
The 1518 has been in service for months, maybe more than a year. Had some problems with it not behave like a printer and would remove and reinstall through control-> printers/Fax Panel.
Tried again with this instance, nothing helps. Color toner supplies are all over 80% - and print supply page in the menu of the printer _does_ color print. Fact page of toners 'Colorsphere.
Any jobs sent to the printer, with elements of color, prints in grayscale. The printer is shared through the connected usb XP machine. network printing also does not print in color
A search of this forum did not turn anything for this situation. If anyone can provide a link to the query (solved) of another user or perhaps an explanation for changing the appropriate printer property to start printing in color once again I certainly appreciate it.
A solution of sorts. I'll post here so when it happens again in a year and my addled brain can't remember, maybe that I'll find myself here.
At HP, I downloaded the printer driver. These are apparently "universal." Deleted the XP printer and it - he added point to the level of the 8-12 different folder with .inf files that I had just downloaded. No idea which one to use. And apparently not so universal that HP would have you believe. I presume that one I chose (proabably the first alphabetically) only allows gray - or is gray universal for printers.
Well, rather than waiting on the long tail of wisdom on this forum I tried a reset hot of the printer (pull the plug while its on and wait 15 seconds).
did. tried to print (in excel the view print used to always display in color and he wasn't yet). There not also to print in color. However in the meantime that the print job, I noticed that my "equipment was ready for use.
Checked the printer and found a new listed HP cp1518ni. has chosen to print in excel and the preview showed in color and voila! print color too.
I've never cared for lack of HP of discrimination re: printer drivers 'universal '. At least, they should give more guidance on which .inf to use _if_, you're going to be looking forward and install it yourself.
However, I am impressed XP and HP got the correct auto-install.
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