Wednesday, April 2, 2014

HP 2600 and 2605 Series Print Quality Troubleshoot

Sometime after you installed a new cartridge, you immediately notice that the color print quality come out under your expectations. The first reaction, understandably, is to suspect that the new toner cartridge that you have just replaced is defective. However, that is not always the case and the problem might be easily resolved with a few push of the button or reinstallation. This is often a much faster solution than waiting to return and replace the cartridge that might not have an issue to begin with. Below, we will discuss some common causes of print quality issue and also resolutions that might solve the problem.

Sealing Tape
One of the most common causes of print color inconsistency is caused by the protective sealing tape that was not removed prior to installation.

Solution: Verify that the sealing tape has been completely removed from the print cartridge and reinstall the cartridge.

Toner cartridges sometimes are misaligned upon installation. Color inconsistency can also be caused by toner seating position, calibrating the cartridges will usually fix this issue.

Solution: Calibrate the toner cartridges with the instructions below

1. To calibrate from the printer, press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads System setup.
2. Press (Select).
3. Press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads Print quality.
4. Press (Select).
5. Press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads Calibrate color.
6. Press (Select).
7. Press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads Calibrate now.
8. Press (Select).
9. Press (Select) to confirm Calibrate now.

Toner Build Up
During the printing process, paper, toner and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. This printer has a cleaning mode that can correct and prevent these types of problems.

Solution: Cleaning the printer and remove toner build-up

1. Open the front door. Locate the blue cleaning tool that is situated to the left above the black print cartridge.
3. Move the cleaning tool back and forth across the cartridge five times.
4. Ensure that the cleaning tool is returned to the left when the cleaning is finished.
5. Close the front door.
6. Run a cleaning page.

Above are some basic and simple solutions that might quickly resolve the print quality issue that you are currently encountering. These of course are not the only issues that might have caused print quality inconsistency. A more advanced post discussing color fading problem due to engine design will be posted in the future for HP Color LaserJet 2600, 1600, and 2605 series.

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  1. No such cleaning tool in the HP2600 exist or situated to the left above the black print cartridge or any part of this printer.
    Check it out

    1. Thank you for the feedback, we will have our technician to take a look of the machine and modify the post if needed.