My ink is too thick on the default settings, smears when printing
I have the steps you can perform to remove the smears when printing forms in QuickBooks Online (QBO), @lake4.
Here are the possible reasons you're getting smears when printing the transactions in the program:
The printer settings have too much density level.
The Adobe Reader/Acrobat isn't updated.
To help fix this, let's first manually set the Density Adjustment to Normal. This way, the density level of each character on the printed form won't smear. Please take note that this depends on the brand of the printer and computer you're using. I'll guide you how.
Open the Start menu or Control Panel on your computer.
Select Hardware and Sound and click Devices and Printers.
Right click your Printer icon.
Choose Printing Preferences.
Click the Other Print Options button.
Select Density Adjustment from the left menu.
Uncheck the Printer Default box
Set the Density Adjustment to Normal.
The screenshot below shows you the last four steps.
Second, let's update the Adobe Reader to the latest version. Doing so will help you fix the smears on the printed forms. Here's how:
Launch the Adobe program.
Go to the Help menu.
Select Check for Updates.
Download and install the latest updates in the Updater window.