After printing 22 pages of color photos on my Stylus C88 with no problem, the printer started making a rough noise while printing, like something needs to be oiled. The photos got an overlapping ghost image, about 1/4 inch out of alignment which I can't seem to fix. I've done the nozzle cleaning and realignment, but I can't figure this one out. Maybe the printer is just dying? Please help!
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Re: Noise and overlapping 'ghost image' on photos
It sounds like something causing the print head to **** e.g. lack of lubrication on the track, missing teeth form the drive belt etc. Use MS Word (or something) to draw a black, magenta, cyan and yellow square, then drag the four squares so they completely overlap. Then lift up the printer top cover and print it. Watch the print head and see if you can identify the cause of the misalignment. Let me know what happens, or if you don't quite understand what I'm asking, come back at me.
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In other make like HP it'll print without colour cartridges.But in this model Epson there is no possibilities of printing without a single cartridge.You may reset the cartridge and use it for printing.But reset process only reset chips.
Large photos are printed differently than regular photos.
Photos that have large resolutions or are best when printed in larger
sizes are sometimes printed on multiple pages. Printing the photo on
two or more pages requires setting up the printing options so that the
printer recognizes how the photo should print and which areas to stop
printing on each page.
Open the photo in iphoto
Select "File" and scroll down the list until reaching "Print". Click
on "Print" and wait for the printing set up options. Some programs
require selecting "Set up" or "Print set up" instead of "Print." Make
sure the set up options are brought up according to the program.
Select "Time Imageable Table" or similar options in the program. If
there is not an option with a similar title, look over the various
titles and any pictures that come with the titles and see if the
pictures show multiple pages or only a single page. Click on the
options that allow printing one photo on multiple pages.
Select overlap options, which give margins so that connecting the pages forms the picture. Overlap around 1/2 inch or so.
Print the photo. The number of pages should match the set up options selected under the imageable table.
If you have carried out 4 to 5 head cleans, waited about 8 hours and done another 3 or head cleans doing nozzle checks after each clean (as recommended by the manual) and there is still no improvement then you will need a third party head cleaning solution such as this one: http://websites.uk-plc.net/UK_Inkjet_Cartridges_PLUS/products/Print_Head_Cleaner.htm
Other makes & brands are available just google "inkjet head cleaning solution" Hope this helps.
sounds lke your yellow nozzle not working properly...had same issue on lexmark printer, ended up geting this epson...learnt from my mistakes...perhaps it ran dry? or you left the yellow cartridge out longer than the rest....only you might know what happened