Some printers having cleaning mechanisms which require you to assist with the maintenance. The color HP M252 has this function, and it may help you avoid ink streaks on print outs.
On the touch panel, press the Setup cogwheel.
. . . then select Service:
. . . press Cleaning Page:
. . . you will be prompted to insert a letter size page in the manual feed at the front of the printer:
You may need to feed a clean sheet through several times.