Why does my printer keep printing symbols?
If your printer is spitting out pages full of strange characters, symbols, or strange formatting, your inkjet printer drivers may be outdated, incompatible with your operating system or corrupt. Drivers are important to the proper function of your inkjet printer and it is best to check for updates regularly.
Why does my printer print out gibberish?
Gibberish printing occurs when the printer cannot properly interpret the data stream reaching it and prints garbage text and random white space instead of the document expected.
Why is my printer printing weird?
When printing on paper that is even slightly moist from humidity, ink can become smudged on the paper, colors can run together, and text or images can be distorted. Check if the paper is moist and try replacing the paper in the printer to see if print quality improves.
Why is my printer printing garbled text?
Some the causes for these types of print issues are damaged print cartridges, the printer is not connected directly to an outlet, the USB cable is damaged, or the wrong print driver is installed.
Why is my PDF printing with weird characters?
Non-standard font encoding may have been used by the PDF producer. The characters affected may not map properly to unicode. Typically this issue must be resovled back in the authoring file and a new PDF produced.