HP Deskjet 6840 Printer series - Print is faded

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Print is faded

• Verify that neither of the print cartridges is

low on ink


If a print cartridge is low on ink, consider

replacing the print cartridge

when the

print quality lessens.
If the print cartridge is not low on ink,

clean the print cartridge


• Verify that a black print cartridge is installed.

If the black text and images on your printouts are faded, you might be printing

with only the tri-color print cartridge. Insert a black print cartridge, in addition to

the tri-color print cartridge, for optimal black print quality.

• Verify that the protective piece of plastic tape has been removed from the print


HP Deskjet 6800 series printer


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1. Plastic tape

• Consider selecting a higher print quality.