Why is my printer not printing very dark?
In particular, it could be that the toner density of your toner cartridge is low, or the settings on your printer are not optimized to print at their darkest. You could also just be running low on ink or toner.
Why is my printer printing really light?
Here are the most common causes of a printed 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.
How do I make my HP printer print darker?
On the device control panel, press Lighter/Darker to see the current contrast setting. Use the < or the > button to adjust the setting. Move the slider to the left to make the copy lighter than the original, or move the slider to the right to make the copy darker than the original.
How do I print something darker?
Go to Edit-> Preferences-> General and under Accessibility check to see that the Document Color Options have text set to Black. Under File->Print click on the Advanced button and select the Print As Image checkbox- try printing with that set and see if it prints out darker.
Why is my black ink printing faded?
The most common reason for getting faded prints is having empty or defective toner cartridges. It is unbelievably frequent that people forget to replace their empty toner cartridges and struggle to figure out why their printers print faintly. Another common reason is that people use defective cartridges.