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Prints wet photos with runny ink

Will not print dry photos

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    I would like another opinion about wet photos with dripping ink

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Welcome to Fixya! This may sound idiotic, but print out a nozzle check pattern in your maintenance tab. Good chance you have a clogged printhead. Check out how to do a print head cleaning and what solutions and tools you'll need. Careful if you're using compatible inks or refilled cartridges, or long expired ink.
http://www.simplyinked.com/support/index.php?tsrc=knowledgebase&act=24&category=C5

This one works great for me. Go GENTLY, best not to use Windex or any unauthorized solutions, as they may cause damage to plastic parts.
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Hi Mbak,
Make sure the adjust lever is set to the correct position.

Click on the link below and you will be able to resolve the issue

http://er.epson.com:8001/start

also try this link

http://www.epson.com/er/actions/000319.html

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Hi there
clean the cartridges and the printer cartridge rack with kitchen roll or toilet roll to mop up any runny ink that may be spilt, also clean the rollers and the paper feed rollers.
reinstall the printers software and drivers, realign the cartridges and use the Epson Utility to clean the heads again, then print a test page.
If all seems well, try to print again on photo paper, but this time leave the paper to dry as the ink will be still wet.
Remember that this is a inkjet printer not a laser printer so the prints do not come out dry.


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Use the photo quality paper instead of normal thin paPER  as the photo prints consumes lot of ink so the quantity of ink which comes on the paper is not been soaked by the thin paper.use glossy paper it will be perfect.and also the photo prints will be shinny than regular prints.

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It prints wet photos because the print quality is on best or better mode make it normal mode or at fast draft mode it will print dry photos as required.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Verify that the inks used are not refill/replacement. Additionally, you may want to check the setting of the print quality in the printer's property window, you could try lowering it down. In some instances, it would be the paper, verify that you are using photo paper for photo quality print.

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Hi!

Clean the contacts of the cartridges and also use a pencil eraser and clean both the cartridge and cartridge seating contacts

Thanks

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    Rylee Smith Jan 31, 2009

    Also, make sure that you are printing your photos at 600dpi (look at your print propertiesin control panel-> printer & faxes). If you are printing at 4800dpi, your photos may come out as you have described. Also try to use HP photo paper

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You need photo quality print cartridges if you`re using photo paper.
Please try printing on matte paper instead of glossy.
Normal cartridges are not of photo quality and usually let out more ink.
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Go to printer settings, lower down print resolution and set the printer type properly.

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    Ginko Jan 31, 2009

    Open a document to print, and instead of clicking on the print button, chose print from File dropdown menu on the upper bar.

    It will open box , in there you find a property button, click it.

    When the property window comes up, lower down resolution settings and ensure you have set the correct paper .



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Hi Mbak,

When printing photos at high quality settings, much more ink is used. Photopaper is designed to absorb this extra ink. If you aren't using photo paper the excess ink will take a longer time to dry.

So two solutions:

  1. Use the proper photo paper to match your settings
  2. Change your settings to match your paper
Thanks for using FixYa

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I would start addressing the issue by checking the 'properties' setting when printing and making sure that the right type of paper is selected. You can also adjust the quality of printing at this stage and see if setting the quality to a high level will help.  
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