Sometimes common sense isn't so obvious! Let the print-head sit on the damp tissue for at least 15 minutes. I also noticed that it happens only when there is a dark image. This happens from all three of my Mac's both iMac's and Macbook pro's. About the Author Melissa King began writing in 2001. It is possible that the drum itself is defective, which could result in toner being applied to paper incorrectly, or toner being smudged due to too much toner being applied to the paper. Don, I have in fact just recently replaced the maintenance cartridge so I don't think that is the issue.
The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted. Due to this alone most people don't wish to use the Epson as costs far outway the advantages of being more bleed and smudge resistant. Check your printer's user guide to determine what paper types work best with the machine. One piece of hardware to check is the toner cartridge and drum assembly. When you hear the printhead moving back and forth, pull out the power plug.
These problems can be resolved by checking your printer settings, ensuring use of proper printing materials and care of your printer will help avoid ink smears. Unfortunately, my current R3000 was already a refurb model from Epson replaced under warranty which didn't last very long either. There are many reasons why your toner cartridge might be defective. To go back to printing text or graphics, you must do the reverse. Right after that black ink began to come out in blobs ruining the print and then the head clogged again. Symptoms: You just put in a new cartridge and a few nozzles are missing.
Don't touch the nozzle plate itself. Given enough pressure, the ink will simply flow out the print head… this may be what is happening. But the absolute same exact thing happened. To troubleshoot the problem, we recommend reading each of the following sections in order. That brings up another question. When picking up a printed page, hold it by the edges and don't touch the ink. Ok so I have experienced the same Issue with my 3.
I hope I didn't put a hex on yours. This will help keep the ink from drying out on the printhead or in the nozzles. Likewise, the printhead can accumulate a coating of ink on the bottom from misprints and misfeeds. Originally posted by: gsaldivar The alcohol cleaning should definitely improve your print quality - especially clearing up any missing lines in the nozzle check test. I do have regular inks that came with the printer, but I'll have to really clean the printer before I try that. Hopefully this will help some of you out.
Move printhead assembly over the paper towel and let it rest on top of the damp portion of the paper towel. How much actual waste ink is actually in the Maintenance cart, regardless of what the monitor says? I had a few spare cartridges around that i bought cheap. It is not whether it will happen, but most likely when. Leaking toner, in general, can make a mess on the paper and inside the printer. I will be trying them this weekend. Thanks for all the ideas, ladies. Thought I would call my Authorized Epson repair center.
Items scanned can also be faxed. Power the machine off and then turn the printer on again, when the lock is released, unplug the power lead. That would be like saying the I've had a car that lasted me 20 years and all I did was put gas and oil in it. On most modern printers, you can check these levels using software or by a light indicator on the front of the machine consult the owner's manual for details on indicator lights. You need to spend some time on Youtube to find videos on disassembling the head and printer but the replacement seems to have worked. I'm sure there will be more than myself interested in what we should be doing to ensure a printer in good working order.
See your printer documentation for steps on loading different sizes of paper into the printer. You are free to print and use the information contained in this article for your own use only. Look for this option in the printer's maintenance settings. Then when I started printing out photos I get the same streaks and blobs as Jon Huggins has. This should leave the printhead assembly in an unlocked position so you can easily move it back and forth.
Photo paper withstands heavy coats of ink. That leads me to believe that the transport system is the same on both printers and there is a peculiarity in the design that lends itself to this problem. To get the best results from your inkjet, look for problems that can affect the integrity of your output, so that you can avoid the risk of smudges and other damage. I've been using hp photo 4x6 paper. Download the latest drivers for your printer and install them. For the past 3 months, my images have been coming out with great quality. I don't print professionally so could wait to replace when there was a sale and rebate running.
With the printheads, there is no valve to prevent ink from flowing. Using a clean papertowel, gently press down onto the sponge to immediately soak up the 5 drops alcohol. By reading this article and attempting your own repair, you are agreeing to follow these suggestions at your own risk. It is now 6 years old and working like new! When you print on new media types for the first time, run a test sheet or print one page at a time so you can gauge the interval required for a complete ink bond. I agree the repair probably not worth it and just the shipping would be pretty expensive. The above scenario can happen at any time, but it most often happens when changing a cartridge or if the printer has not been used for an extended period of time.