How do I fix smearing on my HP 6700 printer?
Your HP6700 is not a laser printer; it's an ink-jet, which sprays ink on the paper. The best way to prevent smearing is to make sure you give the ink time to dry before picking up the copy or copies. It doesn't take long, maybe 10-15 seconds. If that doesn't work, try changing your printer settings for a lower quality print job. You generally have a choice, Best, Normal or Draft. Best uses the most ink and will take longer to dry. Use Best if you are taking copies to a professional printer or for a presentation at work. Normal is fine for most day-to-day use. Using slick or photo paper will also take longer for the ink to dry.