If you have an Epson printer and your prints are coming out faint, incomplete, or streaked with lines, chances are you have a clogged nozzle–a common problem many users have with Epson printers. It’s unavoidable that print heads clog over time as small amounts of ink residue dry up and collect in the nozzles.
How do I get rid of the lines on my Epson printer?
If you see any missing lines, either click the “clean” button in your software, or push & hold the cleaning button on the front of the printer for three seconds. The printer will run a cleaning cycle. After it finishes run another nozzle check and verify that all the steps are printing cleanly.
How do I fix stripe printing?
These are the steps to take to check:
- Pull the print cartridge out.
- Look to see if there is a line on the imaging drum of the print cartridge.
- Replace the defective print cartridge with a new one.
- Place the print cartridge back in the machine.
- Print a test document to see if issue is resolved.
How do I manually clean my Epson printer heads?
Make sure that the printer is turned on and the ink out light is off. Access the Print or Page Setup dialog box and click the Utility icon button, then click the Head Cleaning button. Follow the on-screen instructions. The power light and the ink lights flash while the printer performs the cleaning cycle.
Why is my printer coming out with lines?
If your print-outs are streaky, faded, have lines on them that should not be there, or are otherwise poor in quality, this may be due to a problem with the printer or a low ink or toner supply. You may be running out of ink or toner. If you have an inkjet printer, the print head may be dirty or partially blocked.
How can you tell if a printhead is clogged?
If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it’s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it’s time to remove the excess ink.
Why is my Epson printer not printing correctly?
Epson printer not printing colors correctly You will need to perform a nozzle search to check if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. You can clean the printhead of your Epson printer if you find any of the nozzle clogged. You should always use authentic Epson ink and paper to get the best printing performance.