Overclockers UK Forums Click here for more details
Free Shipping for Loyal Forum Members - CLICK HERE

Go Back   Overclockers UK Forums > Hardware > General Hardware

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 9th Aug 2010, 12:00   #1
Draeger
Capodecina
 
Draeger's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Falkirk, Scotland
Posts: 12,049
Printer cuts off bottom of text sometimes?

I have an HP 2575 printer that has been fine up until the last few days or so. When it prints it sometimes cuts off the bottom half of text for no apparent reason. All HP drivers are installed and I just ran HP Update which downloaded an update for it.

I've tried running through the cleaning and alignment process via the little LCD display on the printer itself and have also ran through the more thorough cleaning process within the Windows printer properties. But it still cuts off the bottom of text.

It was working perfectly well before yesterday as I said. Any suggestions as to why its doing this and how to fix it before I take it out to the garden and set fire to it?.

Ta.

Draeger is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 9th Aug 2010, 14:55   #2
Freddie1980
Soldato
 
Freddie1980's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Posts: 5,430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draeger View Post
I have an HP 2575 printer that has been fine up until the last few days or so. When it prints it sometimes cuts off the bottom half of text for no apparent reason.
NO! It's a stupid printer, that's all the reason it needs! Printers were invented by the devil to give the likes of you and me nightmares - paper jams, blocked print heads, out of ink, drivers won't work, won't install, won't network, random errors that are meaningless.

I hate printers, weather I'm at work or at home I'm forever at war with them they just won’t quit giving me hard time. My advice is just get a Cricket bat and smash the damn thing to kingdom come and you will feel so much better……oh hold on your Scottish so cricket bats will be in short supply on your side of boarder, just give it a Glaswegian and have done with it.

edit:

Do you get the same problem with the Windows test page? Make sure it's printing to A4 and not legal size paper.
Last edited by Freddie1980; 9th Aug 2010 at 15:08.
Freddie1980 is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 9th Aug 2010, 15:05   #3
flip
Gangster
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 160
I too hate printers with a passion, beat it with the bat, then set it on fire.

Now a more constructive suggestion

make sure all the settings are set for A4 paper (if you are using A4). the document, the printer, and the printing defaults.

Most of the time HP printers set them self to letter size as the default (I hate this, the PC can be set for English, UK keyboard and GMT time zone, but it still insists using letter size)

Oh Freddie1980 mentioned that already

is the problem that all the text is missing the lower half off from the characters, or is it the last few rows of text not being printed at the bottom of the page
flip is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 9th Aug 2010, 16:07   #4
Draeger
Capodecina
 
Draeger's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Falkirk, Scotland
Posts: 12,049
LOL!!!. I know what you mean. This thing seems to have a mind of it's own whilst my other printer, an old HP1100A Laser printer has never given me an ounce of problems ever.

Anyway, I checked the settings and it is set to A4. Didn't think it would be anything different as the printer used to work perfectly well, its only been the last couple of days its been doing this. As far as where the "cut-off" is happening, its weird. It can print most of the text on a page fine but at some point usually near the end of the page the letters themselves are missing the bottom 1/3 of the printed text. It's not that the last few lines or paragraph is missing completely, its the actual letters themselves missing a wee bit.

Strangely, when I print a test page or clean and align the printer heads the pages it spews out look fine with none of this behaviour evident.

Draeger is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 10th Aug 2010, 08:39   #5
Freddie1980
Soldato
 
Freddie1980's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Posts: 5,430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draeger View Post
Strangely, when I print a test page or clean and align the printer heads the pages it spews out look fine with none of this behaviour evident.
Ok if the test page is working fine then it sounds like the margins or the footers in your document aren't within your printers print range. If your printer isn't able to print right to the edge then adjust the formatting of the document.
Freddie1980 is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 10th Aug 2010, 13:02   #6
flip
Gangster
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 160
try printing a page of black text from word. does the problem happen, next recolour the text so it's all blue/red, any colour you want, does that fix the problem, if it does it a problem with the black cartridge/head
flip is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 10th Aug 2010, 14:02   #7
Draeger
Capodecina
 
Draeger's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Falkirk, Scotland
Posts: 12,049
Ta, I'll try that and report back.

Draeger is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 10th Aug 2010, 14:14   #8
Guardsmon
Wise Guy
 
Guardsmon's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 1,710
Might sounds stupid, but try a different driver. If they offer a PCL6 or a 5* try whichever you aren't using. We get problems with printer drivers corrupting or just changing their mind as to what they want all the time. Maybe try a driver from another similar model and see if that works?

Watercooled Lian Li PC-Q11 - i7 3770K - Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi - 16GB DDR2133 - eVGA GTX 970 SC
Guardsmon is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 10th Aug 2010, 14:55   #9
Strepsils
Gangster
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 357
Try another ink cartridge, if you can?

AMD X4 Phenom II 2.9 Ghz B35
5GB 1333 MHZ RAM
Corsair 400 watts
Integrated radeon hd 4200
Strepsils is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Old 10th Aug 2010, 15:13   #10
ns400r
Mobster
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: UK, Near the middle......
Posts: 3,494
Had a similar problem at work a while back.
The bottom of some lines of text were missing. These lines of text happened to be in text boxes. Fault was diagnosed as a problem with one of the fonts used in the document.
I wasn't the one to find the 'fix' so can't elaborate any more. Try setting all the text in a document that is failing to exactly the same font, a Windows default one, and try a re-print.
ns400r is offline   View trust for Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 14:42.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Overclockers UK (Ocuk Ltd)