Question about Brother MFC-440CN InkJet Printer
Sounds like it's printing, but pages come out blank...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1) Are you sure it is the printer, not the software application ?
Try printing a single "Hello World" message from "Notepad"
If there is no blank page at the end of it, the problem is in
the specific software app: Office, Word, Excel, etc...
2) What application are you printing from?
a) Check the page and print setup.
b) Make sure the application's "page size" and the printer's
paper size are consistent. Pay special attention to
metric paper sizes vs English:
E.g. A4 vs Letter
If the page with margins is bigger than the paper, it will
generate a new page, even though there are no visible
characters on it.
c) Check the print margins within the page setup:
In MS-Office: File ---> Page Setup --->
d) Add a single character to the very bottom of your
document, and see if it wraps around onto the last page.
Microsoft office applications are notorious for wrapping
the last PARAGRAPH character onto the next page if
it does not quite fit onto the paper.
e) if you are using MS WinWord, go into options and set it
to display all special characters:
Check to make sure that there are no page-breaks at
the end of the document.
Also look for extra paragraph marks/ carriage returns,
and check the format settings on the last paragraph
mark in the document:
Page brake before...
Keep lines together ....
Widow and orphan control ...
which can cause the last paragraph mark to generate a
new page. If the last paragraph mark is not formatted
the way you want it, make sure that you save the
TEMPLATE after you change it, since this is the
DEFAULT setting for all new documents.
Finally it is also possible for Windows applications to look
different on the screen than the final print due to small
(but cumulative) True Type Font (TTF) computation erros,
such that a 10 page document on the screen can actually
page-split in weird places printing as 11 pages.
I have the identical model of printer, and it does NOT seem
to have any settings for printing banners or adding separator
pages, at least not in my printer driver, but this is NOT to say
that the applications you are using are not causing this
I hope this gets you started.
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Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Obviously there is nothing wrong with the printer, because you are able to print from the Internet.
Before attempting to print from word, excel etc, make sure you have the correct printer selected (check it through FILE MENU -> PRINT ->PROPERTIES)
Do a print test by typing just couple of words -may be in different color-
Best of luck
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
SOURCE: printing blank pages
I have to ask this question of you, just to make sure this is not an issue. Are you using a factory new ink cartridge?
Please consider the following:
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using factory new cartridges, then please call the manufacturers Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
Testimonial: "thanks for the tips, it is manufacturer ink so i'll just give them a call thank you"
SOURCE: prints only blank pages
I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".
This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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