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Print quality I am able to make a copy just fine, but when I print from the computer, the ink quality is very light...

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Select control panel and then printers. Pick out your printer and right click it. Go to printer preferences and select a setting that is for text and documents or photo. Also if you see an advanced button in your preferences open it and set the quality setting to "fine". Let me know if it works.

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My workforce 520 printer renders illegible document printing and copying. my alignment page is not sharp either. should i trash it or can it be rehabilitated?


Factory reset, and then clean your printhead with the built in cleaning protocol. Make sure that the print quality on your computer is set to the highest resolution (best DPI) and best quality setting (usually image) that will fix the problem but also significantly increase the ink usage.

Note: using non-standard ink (ie Cartridge World ink or recycled ink cartridges, or refilled cartridges) can lead to poor print quality.

Jun 07, 2015 | Epson Printers & Copiers

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Cleaning head and nozzles


Cleaning the Print Head


r_bullet.gifUsing the Head Cleaning utility
r_bullet.gifUsing the control panel buttons

If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.


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  • Print head cleaning uses both color and black inks. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if the copy quality drops (for example, blurred printout, incorrect or missing color.)
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  • Use the nozzle check first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.
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  • When the Error light is on and a message appears on the LCD panel to prompt you to replace the ink cartridge or to indicate the ink is low, you cannot clean the print head. In this case, replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.


Using the Head Cleaning utility

Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.


For Windows

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.


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r_3.gifAccess the printer software.r_arrow2.gifAccessing the Printer Software for Windows


r_4.gifClick the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.


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Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.


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r_6.gifWhen Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.


Good: print head does not need to be cleaned yet.


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Not Good: print head needs to be cleaned.


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If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.


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  • If the copy quality has not improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn this product off and leave it alone overnight. Then, perform the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.
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  • If the copy quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. If the copy quality remains a problem after replacing the ink cartridges, contact your dealer.
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  • To maintain good copy quality, we recommend copying a few pages at least once every month.

Apr 14, 2013 | Epson Stylus CX6400 All-In-One InkJet...

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I just bought a hp photosmart c3140 tri-color cartridge. after 8 small prints the ink low level lights flash-rendering my printer unusuable. i re-fill the tri-color, and reset the printer. still the...


I would be taking it back to the place of purchase and asking them to replace it. Or contacting HP directly with the problem.

You can contact HP via their home page of their website, or use the link below for troubleshooting and support:

http://welcome.hp.com/country/au/en/support.html

NOTEs:

1. Unless you are printing a final copy of an item it is a good idea to always print in Draft Quality (to save your ink). HP Printers allow you to do this. This setting is generally within the Print window, when you select Print.

2. When you are printing a final copy then switch from DRAFT to BEST quality.

Feb 10, 2010 | HP PhotoSmart C3140 All-In-One InkJet...

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Streaks on copy


Try these steps first:

1. Check ink level.


2. Nozzle Check Pattern
  1. Load A4- or letter-size plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) or cassette.

  2. Press the <Feed Switch> button to select the appropriate paper source.

  3. Press <Menu> repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.

  4. Press <OK>.
    The machine prints a nozzle check pattern.

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  5. Confirm the pattern is not broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed.



3. Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing If the printed Nozzle Check Pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.
  1. Press the <Menu> button on the printers operation panel repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears in the LCD.

  2. Press the left [<] or right [>] arrow buttons to select the cleaning setting you want. Select [HEAD CLEANING] or [HEAD REFRESHING] for deep print head cleaning.

    Note: [HEAD REFRESHING] uses more ink than [HEAD CLEANING], so perform [HEAD REFRESHING] only when necessary.

  3. Press the <OK> button.

  4. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern and perform at least two Head Refreshings if the pattern is not correct.


You can also try using a higher quality print settings as follows:

Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows) The Quality setting controls how finely ink droplets are placed on the printed page. Depending on the type of paper being used a higher Print Quality setting does not always insure a better print. Print speed will decrease as the Print Quality setting is increased. Follow the instructions below to change the print quality settings in the Canon printer driver for the Windows operating system through a printing application.
  1. Click 'Properties' in the Print dialog box.

    Note: Depending on the Application software, 'Properties' may be displayed as 'Preferences'.

  2. Set the desired print quality in the 'Print Quality' section.

  3. Select 'High', 'Standard', or 'Draft / Fast'.
To set more detailed print quality settings, follow this procedure:
  1. Select 'Custom' and click 'Set'.

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  2. In the Set Print Quality dialog drag the slide bar from 'Fast' to 'Fine' to select the print quality.

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    Note: There are five options in 'Quality'. However, selectable options are limited depending on the media type.

  3. Select 'Auto', 'Dither', or 'Diffusion' from the 'Halftoning' section.


If the above steps do not solve your problem, it may be a time to purchase a new printhead.



Oct 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP750 All-In-One InkJet...

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My color ink was low so I changed the ink but when I print it shows low ink on color and from certain programs(word) it prints fine in color and from other programs(windows photo viewer) it comes out very...


have you changed the print quality? some programs have different print quality settings if you change it to a universal setting like automatic it should be the same. also some programs print lighter to save on ink!

Jul 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP170 All-In-One InkJet...

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Phaser 8560 magenta ink not transfering to paper


Hi jbasset285: Your printhead may be bad do to third party ink.
Try these steps first.
Diagnosing Print-Quality Problems
The Troubleshooting Print-Quality Page provides a good overview of the most
common print quality problems. To print the Troubleshooting Print-Quality Page,
follow these steps:
1. From the Control Panel, scroll to Troubleshooting, then press OK.
2. Scroll to Print Quality Problems, then press OK.
3. Scroll to Troubleshooting Print Quality Page, then press OK.
The Troubleshooting Print Quality Page includes instructions for printing the
Eliminate Light Stripes test print. These instructions are also provided on the next
page of this manual. The Eliminate Light Stripes test print indicates individual weak
or missing jets or an obstruction in the imaging path that affects a vertical band down
the entire page. Also, you may see color variation from jet to jet on the Eliminate
Light Stripes test print. Some variation is normal, occasionally occurs, and usually
self-corrects within a few printed pages. If a print-quality problem is not resolved
with the information provided in the Diagnosing Print-Quality

Nov 26, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 8560DN Laser Printer

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Not printing microsoft office documents, VIsta Software


Try to press the photo and copy at the same time it will print a diagnostic page
look how is the quality of the text.
if it prints very light or if it doesnt print open the access door and try to remove the ink cartridges and put it back again and make sure you hear a click sound after you put the cartridges back in and close the printer access door
try to print again a demo page press photo and copy and check if there is improvement
if no improvement open the kodak aio home center software click on the question mark(?) on the upper right corner and click on maintenance..then select printhead cleaning.After the printhead cleaning print again demo page (press photo and copy at the same time) if still no improvement on the quality of the text call the kodak hotline 1 800 421 6699..you might need a printhead replacement..

Nov 16, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Epsom cx3200 off brand ink refill


Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. You may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if quality declines.

When you don't turn on your EPSON CX3200 for a long time, the print quality can decline. It's a good idea to turn on your EPSON CX3200 at least once a month to maintain good print quality.

1. Make sure the EPSON CX3200 is turned on but not printing, and the Error light is off.
If the Error light is flashing or on, you may need to replace an ink cartridge.
2. Press the left Menu button on the control panel several times until you see Cleaning and then press the Copy button.
Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which the EPSON CX3200 makes some noise and the Operate light flashes. Never turn off the EPSON CX3200 while the Operate light is flashing, unless the EPSON CX3200 hasn't moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes. setViewedFAQCookie(14082, 31605);

Oct 02, 2008 | Laser 3115cn All-In-One Printer

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Lexmak x2500 way to light


If the printing is too light, it is the printing quality issue. Just goto Printing Preferences>Quality/Copies tab, select the Quality/Speed to Normal or Photo, and the Paper Type to Plain or Photo, then it may help your problem.

YBC (/\)

Sep 16, 2008 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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Colors not print well


This could be because of a defective valve.

DO NOT CLEAN THE PIEZO PH WITH ANY SOLUTION EXCEPT ORINIGNAL BROTHER INK!!!! OTHERWISE YOU WILL DEFENETLY DESTROY THE PH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Try this:

Place new carts into machine and make sure thy are secured.

Press menu then start bk copy then fourtimes arrow up. machine will be in maintenance mode and lights will flash. press 7 then 6 then 4 then start bk copy. machine will refresh ink within tubes and ph and do some cleaning. when done press 7 then 6 then 3 then start bk copy. machine will do a power purge.
Leave maintenance afterwards by pressing 9 then 9. Do run a test print by pressing ink etc.
If you still cant see any yellow and/or magenta the ph is defective and needs replacement.

Oct 25, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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