My prints are smudging when touched, how can I fix this?

Posted in Graphics & Technical media for HP Designjet printers by HP User Fri May 15 2015 16:51:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)·1·Viewed 3,196 times

May 21, 2015

The black ink pigment can smudge when a finger or pen touches it. This is particularly noticeable on: vellum, translucent bond, films, productivity photo paper, and natural tracing paper.

Try these remedies to reduce the smudging:

  • Try to print in an environment that is not too humid for the printer (See the Environmental specifications in your HP Designjet Printer User Guide).
  • Change pure black objects in your image to a dark color, such as dark brown, so that they are printed with colored inks instead of black ink.
  • Use HP Heavyweight Coated Paper.
  • Increase the drying time (See the Change the drying time section in your HP Designjet Printer User Guide).

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