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Why Do My Prints Have Lines Across Them?

It is possible this is being caused by clogged nozzles, which I addressed in the prior question. The other culprit is an improper printhead alignment. You can test this by using the utility included with your printer to print an alignment test page (though the latest printers from Hewlett-Packard include automatic alignment features, which is quite nice). By evaluating this printed pattern, you can determine whether print alignment is a problem, and if so, use the printer's utility to resolve this. Generally, the process involves printing a test sheet, evaluating the alignment of various lines or boxes on the page, and entering the corresponding values into the alignment utility so the printer settings can be adjusted to compensate. You should then be able to expect prints without any banding.

By printing a target image, you can evaluate and resolve printhead alignment issues with your printer.



  

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