Smudgy Printing on Laserjet Printers

An overview of preventing smudging on Laserjet printers.

Printing with regular paper

If pages are coming up smeared, speckled, or smudged, try the printer's internal cleaning option:

  1. On the printer's Home menu, open Device Maintenance
  2. Then go to Calibration/Cleaning
  3. Select Print Cleaning Page.

This process will take about 7-10 minutes but should do the trick. Don't be alarmed if the printer makes weird, jerky noises; this is part of the thorough cleaning process.

List of Laserjet Printers:

  • Augustus
  • Brutus
  • Bumblebee
  • Chip
  • Janus
  • Marcus
  • Maximus
  • Morpheus
  • Poseidon
  • Spartacus
  • Tigger
  • Triton


Keywords"How to prevent" stopping why is smeared HP   Doc ID129715
OwnerMatthew M.GroupSchool of Information Sciences
Created2023-07-13 08:32:54Updated2023-07-25 14:11:03
SitesUniversity of Illinois School of Information Sciences
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