HP LaserJet 4200N

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Faint, streaky or spotty prints are all common signs of a clog but a simple cleaning can usually get your HP ink cartridges working again. Printheads clog due to infrequent cartridge use. If you regularly go a few weeks without printing, your cartridges will eventually dry out and need to be replaced.
Here are the most common causes of a printer printing faded text or images: Low ink or toner levels. Toner sticking to the fuser roller or problems with the transfer roller. Low ink or toner density settings.
A common cause of faded, faint printouts from your inkjet printer is dried ink particles causing a blockage in your printer. The printheads on an ink cartridge can be become blocked if the printer is not used for a period of time, so it is recommended to print a few pages each month to maintain the print quality.
Check the toner darkness settings.

Sometimes light print can be remedied by simply changing the toner darkness setting in the printer. To change the setting, go to MENU>>SETTINGS>>QUALITY MENU>>TONER DARKNESS. Increase the darkness and send a test print to see if that fixes the issue.

Reasons why your HP printer has ink but won`t print

This may seem obvious, but it sometimes happens: first make sure your paper tray has paper in it. Misalignment, clogged printheads, faulty data communication or insufficient ink levels can also be sources of the problem.

If you`ve had your printer for a while and your print is still not bright or vibrant, it`s probably your time, temperature, or pressure. You need all three in order to sublimate on something – you need the correct time, the correct temperature, and the correct pressure.
In the [Advanced Settings] dialog box, select [List of Settings] [Toner Density] [Adjust] → click [Details]. Adjust the density for each color → click [OK].
Simply dimming your monitor until it matches the brightness of the print is only a band aid for the dark print problem, but if you`re just an occasional photo dabbler, it might be all you need. If the monitor is dimmer, all your edits will revolve around making a brighter print.
Usually, you`ll find it under the printing preferences. Look for something like “paper quality” or “paper type.” Select “transparencies” under the type of paper. If your printer doesn`t have a transparency setting, use the glossy paper setting.
Trick the printer.

Remove the cartridge, wipe it with a lint-free cloth and reinsert it. This process can fool your printer into “thinking” you`ve put in a new cartridge and may help it eke out a few more pages.

Ink cartridges can dry out over time. If they are sitting in your machine for an extended period, they will eventually dry up and become unusable. The simplest way to combat this problem is by printing more frequently or running regular cleans and ink tests to ensure the nozzles remain clean.
Unlike a screen image the brightness of a colour is created by adding additional ink to a solid white substrate rather than changing the intensity of light shining through a pixel. This means a CMYK print can only ever be as bright as the paper it is printed on.
If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it`s time to remove the excess ink.
Reasons why your HP printer has ink but won`t print

This may seem obvious, but it sometimes happens: first make sure your paper tray has paper in it. Misalignment, clogged printheads, faulty data communication or insufficient ink levels can also be sources of the problem.

Sometimes an `Ink Alert` or `Low on Ink` message displays on the computer or the printer control panel and the printer does not print. The message is intended as a warning so you can have a replacement cartridge available and avoid possible printing delays.

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