Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
I have tried cleaning the nozzle, replacing inks, aligning the print head and the print quality is getting worse with many lines of text missing to the point of getting a heading at the top of a page some paragrpah numebrs on the dise and nothing else. What elsee can I do?
try to print a test page with the printer itself , in the users manual there should be a way to do that without connecting it to a computer.
if the test page is OK ,than try to replace the cable and/or print from another comp.
if the test page fails ,you can try to load a new firmware from the manufacturer site.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lines on prints
Hi kids! I decided to have another go at sorting out my 'lines' problem and have sorted it. See if this might work for you: I had previously done the head cleaning via the printer itself - holding the central ink/paper black button for 3 secs. This time I went to the Epson 1290 window on my Mac and clicked on the utility box. Though the Nozzle check print came out fine I went ahead and did the head cleaning in this box. The next print came out almost perfect so I ran the Head cleaning again and it printed a perfect print. Hope this might work for you. Keep on trying! All the best. Trant
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
Before replacing the print head on the printer try these steps , and if the printer get long without printing the changes of ink getting dried id high and resulting streaky printing or missing ink on the paper even if the ink is detected by the printer ...
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Don't use nozzles clean function, besides ink consuming it can cause damages that cannot be fixed: black lines on the back side of the page that will be permanent. Instead put two photo paper together (2x260 gr) and push the two papers together into the printer while printing a motive including many colors. Do so a couple of times and the clogg usually disappears. Good luck! jonk
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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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.
Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.
Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.
Make sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
Make sure that this product is on and the ! Error light is off.
Access the printer software.Accessing the Printer Software for Windows
Click the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.
Caution:Never turn off this product while Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel. Doing so may damage this product.
When 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.
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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