Smudges appear on the printout because the toner is not being fused to the paper.
Try a different kind of paper. Paper designed for copiers gives the best-quality fusing.
Change the media texture setting in the driver. If you are using special media such as cardstock or labels, then be sure to select the correct media type.
If this defect persists, contact Lexmark Technical Support to set up service for the printer.
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance.
NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN). If you need help locating these.
Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving the printer.
LEGACY ID: SO6589