Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Are you kidding me?

I've been working on making some ornaments. To make them I need to print out vintage Christmas images. I think my printer has been hanging out at Lin's house with her fridge and her microwave though.

I printed a sheet of images and they didn't looks so good so I changed the color cartridge since I knew it was low. Then it instructs you to print an alignment page which I did. Then you scan the alignment page which I tried to do. It failed. The alignment page didn't print real well and the scan kept failing. I tried to clean the print head, no difference. Next I cleaned the paper feed, no difference. I could get an image to print but there were very visible lines through them. I gave up.

At work on Sunday I asked the two I was working with if they had any suggestions. One of them told me to try and wipe off my black cartridge with alcohol. I did it and it worked. YEAH.


The ornaments you can't see have a Santa image that sort of had lines through the picture but not too terribly bad. I'll just give those to the people I don't like as much. 


Aside from making ornament I also made another batch of index cards. Here's the one for today

11 comments:

  1. Sometimes the remedy to fix is so simple.I went through this before myself.I don't print much so my heads dry out.

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  2. Don't you hate it when appliances and such just quit on you? Ugh. I'm glad you got it figured out though. Hooray!

    I love that you give the people you don't like so much the stinky ones! Hahaha!

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  3. Oh they look great! Love them & glad you fixed the problem!
    Your honesty is refreshing & those you don't like as much will receive a nice tag anyways!

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  4. that is what i would write on my santa snowman if i had one. love it. and i can't see the black lines so don't tell the people you don't like and they will never know.

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  5. Well, I didn't know this about the printer. Good advice.

    I love the index card. I love your snarky index cards.

    Have a fabulous day Ann. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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  6. What a fun card - just made me smile!

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  7. Technology can be very frustrating but you were more persistent with it than I'd be! I give up way too easily! Cute card!

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  8. Heehee that's what I do with my Christmas cookies that don't look perfect! :) The ornaments are cute and I love the card!

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  9. Those ornaments turned out so cute!! Love the "snow" card too :)
    I had that problem with my printer not long ago. I wish I had known about wiping it with alcohol. I actually went and bought a new cartridge...

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  10. Printers are a bane to my existence. To be quite honest about it, I do not really know what that means, but I am sure that it is not good. Sigh.

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  11. haha I like you method for gifting slightly less than perfect projects :)
    They all look really cute!

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