Faint crease, fold, ripple or watermark line on every page
From either of my trays, paper emerges from Phaser 7300 with a faint horizontal crease all the way across the page at the exactly the same height on every page. The crease is so slight it almost appears to be a water mark, but the ripple is apparent on to the touch on the front side of the page. The problem does not occur on thin card stock, probably because that is too heavy for the printer to bend in this manner.
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Ckeck out if ant powder leaked from the toner at some particular area of the roller from where the paper moves.that powder must be stuck up there so the mark at same place in all the copies.b;low air in the printer for sometime in all the areas the dust gets cleaned.
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If the crease is a corner fold or a pressure line down the page, it will often be caused by something in the paper feed path close to the main drive bar in an inkjet or near the fuser in a laser printer. Have a look at the leading edge of the paper as it exits the printer for a nick or mark that may give a clue where to start looking. If there is a fold or crumple line down the length of the page, look at the paper pick up mechanism in an inkjet (usually the paper tray is a good start) or if it is a laser printer you should remove the fuser and check the fuser sleeve and pressure rollers. If you could let me know what the machine is and where the crease is I may be able to give better advice.
can I get a little more info what do you mean creases is it jamming or just coming out crinkled if it makes it through the machine check the guides and the paper type the tray is programmed for if it stops around the fuser and folds like an accordion replace the fuser
If the paper under the crease has print and the fold is "glued down", it is most likely to be a problem with the fuser. Try removing it and look for evidence of warping in the pressure roller. If the fuser looks clean and tidy, go to the other end at check over the paper tray and paper feed mechanisim. It is possible the paper is catching on something at the start of the process. This is most likely if there is print over the crease but not under the fold.
Fuser hot belt has wear lines transfering to the page
Black pcu needs to be replaced
Transfer unit is not being cleaned properly and needs to be replaced.
Remove each of these assy and inspect them for wear or lines that corespond to the lines on your prints.
You can easily fix this yourself, one of the quickest ways to fix it is to print 10 doublesided blank pages and it will clean the inside of the machine for you and the line will vanish.
For further print quality problems on this machine follow these instructions to troubleshoot.
When troubleshooting image quality problems, it is important to understand the situations in which the problem occurs.
Print a copy of the color test pages to determine whether the problem is in one color or more than one color.
Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button on the Control Panel to select [Troubleshooting] on the Display Screen, and then press the [OK] button.
Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Print Quality Problems], and then press the [OK] button.
Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Color Test Pages], and then press the [OK] button to print the test pages. If the problem occurs with one color on the test pages, perform the solutions for this problem. If the problem occurs in more than one color on the test pages, restart your search and select a case for the image quality problem occurring through all colors.
Are they lines from one edge to the other in a straight line. Or is it faint reprint across the page?
Thin lines would most likely be a bad drum or cleaning blade.
If it is faint reprint it is the heat roller in the fuser.
Go to control panel and printers and faxes and right click on printer icon then hit printing preferences, go to maintenance and do head cleaning cyles and print nozzle check. if it comes out fine trash and reinstall driver download driver from support.epson.com site after selecting the printer mdel on the lists
Doubt it be the fuser(100 000life), "just magenta dots".... fuser would be "all smudged" or "black marks" , "the print rubs off" , "paper is creasing or jamming"
Can prove it by stopping a print (open door) when paper is1/2 way threw machine, you need to stop it before it goes threw the hot bit, so you can tell if the hot bit (fuser) puts the marks on the paper.
Transfer roller one would expect to effect whole print Smudged/Faint,uneven density
It will be the imaging unit ( 30 000 pagelife Ouch$ ) or possible leaking toner (if aftermarket)
Remove imaging unit and inspect film you should find image of lines, dots are usually chips or sticky stuff on drum surface, carefull no oily human fingers on surface please.
When stopping machine mid print and perfecting your timing, pull out the imaging unit and look at replica of your print notice if marked and where.