Strange printing effect
I use Debian Testing/Squeeze with the 2.6.32 kernel, hplip and hplip-cups.
My printer is a networked HP LaserJet 4500 colour laser.
I get a strange print output sometimes where parts of the background are
black where it should be white. This only occurs on areas which are empty
i.e. there is nothing there to print. The areas which have text do have a
The easiest way to understand is to look at this image of a printed page:
All those black bands and lines shouldn't be there i.e. they should all be
If I print a CUPS test page it prints perfectly. If I print a text
document from the OpenOffice word processor this effect does not show but
if I print a spreadsheet from OpenOffice it does show.
A print from the Iceweasel browser shows some thin lines on the outer
edges only and printing from a PDF document using the Adobe Reader
produces the black baground effect.
It's all rather baffling and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
The Unofficial Guide to Great Britain