Posted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 16:14 Post_subject:
HP Photosmart 1215 not printing PDF files right Sub_title: Lucid 5.2.8
I have been using Lucid 5.28 for sometime now with great success. My HP Photosmart 1215 printer has always worked flawlessly with any Puppy including 5.28.
Recently while trying to print a PDF file I noticed that the output is distorted where every other line of the document is cut off halfway (the top half of the line prints and the bottom half is missing.) I originally thought maybe the print rollers have finally given out and it is time for a new printer. However, the test page printed from the CUPS administration site is perfect in every way.
Has anyone else experience this situation and if so found a solution?
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Posted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 18:00 Post_subject:
I'd first try cleaning the print head; also you may be somewhat low on ink -- both will do that.
Failing that, it could be a software issue. Not sure. _________________ Looking for some oddball hardware - an EZGo MiniPC. See here.
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Thanks for your replies and suggestions. I don't believe it is a software issue or a problem with the file because I was able to print the documents correctly with another computer and printer.
I ran the printer utility to clean the cartridges and noticed the ink levels are around 15% on both Color and B&W. Also, there is some minor streaking in the B&W test band. I think the problem may be the ink levels but am not sure.
The printer is at least 10 yrs old. These days you can almost replace a basic printer for the cost of replacement cartridges. Guess I'll plug along for a while longer since most of the time the printer functions perfectly.