I've just had the black ink refilled (not the first time) and it will only print the bottom half of each word. There appears to be a faint outline of the top half of the word but it's not read-able. I can't find a solution to this problem anywhere. I've tried re-installing several times,but not fixed. Any suggestions?
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Re: Printer only printing bottom half of words
This usually happens when an air pass trough the valve of the ink upon refilling it.the effect would be an unequal distribution of the ink content. try first cleaning the head to disperse off the air inside the ink. if it doesnt solve the problem, i suggest try refilling it again and do the cleaning process a couple of times to clear out the air inside the cartridge.
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Your inks are gradually drying out. You should have them refilled or replaced. When inks begin to finish up in the cartridge, each time you print, part of ink that has settled at the bottom prints, and if the the material you are printing is sizable the bottom part will come out faint or faded out.
I assume that you inserted an new OEM black cartridge. If you are using aftermarket of refilled cartidges, change to an OEM cartridge.
- Press on the printer
- Press of and select
- Press of to choose , or
- The machine cleans the printerhead and goes back to the Ready screen when finished.
If you clean the head 5 times and things don't improve, the printer should be serviced at a printer service center.
If you are using aftermarket or refilled cartridges the ink is typically not up to manufacter specifications and can gum up the printheads.
Many aftermarket companies have inferior parts in their ink cartridges. Stay with the genuine cartridge for yours. To save money refill your own. They can be refilled at a low cost and the cartrige will reload about 7 to 9 times before it no longer any good to use any more
You need to clean the nozzles of the ink cartridge by dabbing on a wet paper towel folded many times, after the water you dab on a dry area to see if there's a solid black line. If it's a refilled cartridge it could be just worn out, they're only good for about 2 refills.
long time less using cause 3 color ink chanel(holes) a little dryer, could not print well even refilled.you may take out the color ink cartridge and put it's surface of bottom (just touch ) in the clean water 1 -2 Hrs, then set back and test it. still not fixed, you also need to do same thing if your print head is separated from your ink cartridge
Hi, sounds like a dodgy ink cartridge. I would purchase a new black cartridge and fit and try that. Refilling epson cartridges isn't a good idea, if you can't afford originals, but compats instead of refilling them. a good place to buy is www.choicestationery.com I've never had any problems with their carts.
I run about 100+ canon printers from s800 up to the new ip4500. I have met and solved almost every problem I find described on the web. Your problem with the disappearing yellow ink can be only one thing. The ink cartridge has not been sealed after you injected the ink. If there is even the smallest avenue for air to get into the cartridge it will allow the ink to flow very rapidly back out of the cartridge and into the waste ink pads in the bottom of the printer. You won't be able to see a puddle of ink under the printer until much later when you have done many cleanings or installed many leaky cartridges.