The lens is smudged

Your inkjet printer output is showing smearing and lines instead of a crisp, clean output. Which of these would be the most likely fix for this issue?

A) Clean the print heads

B) Replace the fuser

C) Replace the ink cartridges

D) Replace the photosensitive drum

E) Remove your reading glasses. Now everything’s blurry.

The answer: A) Clean the print heads

An inkjet printer’s heads must be constantly cleaned to maintain a crisp output. Many inkjet printers are designed to automatically clean themselves daily, but occasionally they require some additional cleaning cycles to keep everything running in peak condition.

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