Overhead transparency defects
Overhead transparencies can display the same image-quality problems as other types of media and also defects that are specific to printing on transparencies. Also, because transparencies are pliable in the print path, the paper-handling components can mark their surface.
The HP Color LaserJet 3000 series printers do not support printing in color on transparencies.
Allow transparencies to cool for at least 30 seconds before handling them.
|●||In the printer driver Paper tab, select Transparency as the paper type. Also, make sure that the tray is correctly configured for transparencies.|
|●||Make sure that the transparencies meet the specifications for this printer. See Supported media sizes.|
|●||The transparencies are not designed for correct toner adhesion. Use only transparencies that are designed for HP Color LaserJet printers.|
|●||Handle transparencies by the edges. Oil from fingers can cause spots and smudges.|
|●||Small, random, dark areas on the trailing edge of solid-fill pages might result when transparencies stick together in the output bin. Try printing the job in smaller batches.|
|●||If printed colors look wrong when printed, select different colors in the software program or printer driver.|
|●||If you are using a reflective overhead projector with the printed transparencies, use a standard overhead projector instead.|