HP printer ink problem

  crgb 16:42 19 Mar 09

I have an HP deskjet F2180 printer and I'm using non-HP ink cartridges i.e. compatibles. The printer only produces a decent print on 'Presentation' quality. The 'Everday' printing is faint and patchy. Is this liely to be a printer problem or ink cartridge problem? The printer is only used rarely (once a week maybe).

  howard64 18:48 20 Mar 09

could be that the cartridge is partly drying out. You could try the maintenance prog to clean the heads or my supplyer says to place the cartridge in approx a quarter inch of warm water for 5 minutes. Then dry it and try again. I have done this on a few occasions with great success.

  crgb 11:20 21 Mar 09

This worked fine - thanks.

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