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Head alignment? after paper jam, will not print properly---some lines dark, o.k., some with strip through line, some chopped up, unreadable, missing most lines

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Hi there the likely thing is that there is a small blockage in the print heads not allowing the jet to fire and causing a blank line. You could remove the print head turn it upside down using a soft cloth clean the print head also use a alcohol based fluid to aid you.

Try this if it's doesn't work then the print head will need replacing you will be able to buy online.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: Black not printing about every 3rd line

You have the classic single nozzle failure it appears. You say you have done a nozzle check. This should reveal that one of the black nozzles is not working i.e. there is a single gap in your nozzle check printout for the black nozzles. Now, this may be due to a blocked nozzle. Try the following print head soak process.

Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then try a head clean again. If still nothing, report back

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson R230 printing unwanted lines

The problem is waste ink around head sprayer (at (bottom plate of head). Turn of printer. Move head to center. Put wet tissue (with hot water) at head cleaning mechanic pad. Move head to parking position. wait till 10 minutes. check it. You can repeat 3 times.

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: i'mma having problem with my epson 1400 it keep on having horizontal line on the picture after in clean the head and align it

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Printing vertical green lines on photos


The troubleshooting section for banding below was taken from the user manual found at this web link:
https://files.support.epson.com/pdf/wf3520/wf3520ug.pdf

White or Dark Lines in Printout

If you notice white or dark lines in your prints (also called banding), try these solutions before you reprint:

• Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary.

• Make sure the paper type setting matches the type of paper you loaded.

• Make sure you loaded the printable side of the paper correctly for your product.

• Turn off any high speed settings in your product software.

• Align the print head.

• You may need to replace the ink cartridges.

Hope this helps...

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When my machine prints in black, there is a small area of spray around the text, making the words slightly blurry and hard to read. This does not happen with any other color.


SIR/MADAM

Ghost printing is characterized by repeating light mirror image of the original image or text on the page. This problem may also be described as fuzzy, blurry, or doubled print. (underlined in red). This may be caused by something like oil that may be adhered on the surface of the Encoder strip, inside the machine.

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If you are experiencing ghost printing from your Brother Printer machine, please follow the steps below to clean the Encoder strip.


Note Markings and debris can adhere on the surface of the encoder strip from the reasons listed below.
  • Touching the encoder strip with your hands can place smudge marks on the encoder strip.
  • The removal of jammed paper can cause grease to get applied to the surface of the encoder strip.
DO NOT use flammable substances or any type of spray to clean the inside or outside of the machine.
Doing this may cause a fire or electrical shock.

  1. Prepare a lint free cloth such as a T-shirt, DRY eye glass cleaner cloth, DRY monitor cloth or wash cloth.

    DO NOT USE ANY TYPE OF PAPER PRODUCTS (EX: paper towel, tissue paper, napkin, filter, newspaper etc.) This will help ensure that the dirt will be removed from the encoder strip.
  2. Unplug your Brother machine from the AC power outlet (electrical socket).
  3. Open the scanner cover.
  4. Confirm the position of the Encoder Strip.
    The encoder strip is a clear plastic strip in front of the white vinyl band.(surrounded in red shown in the picture below)
There is a warning in the machine to not touch the strip; however, this warning is to stop users from touching the strip with fingers because of the oils on your skin. It is OK to touch and clean the strip with a lint free cloth.

5.With the lint free cloth, firmly grab the encoder strip on both sides and rub the cloth down the strip from one end to the other (left to right then right to left) at least three times. (Please see "reference image1&2" below) In most cases, you have to rub firmly and aggressively to completely clean the strip and solve the problem. The encoder strip is very flexible, durable and has slack so do not be afraid of breaking the strip. It does not easily break.

  • DO NOT pull on the strip with force. Too much force may damage the machine.
  • DO NOT touch encoder strip with bare hands.
  • DO NOT scrub hard the encoder strip. Doing this may cause scratches on its surface.
Clean encoder strip from right to left. Make sure to stop just before the left corner.



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7.Clean encoder strip from left to right. Make sure to stop just before the right corner.

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8.Repeat STEPS 6 and 7, 2 or 3 times to clean thoroughly.
9.After cleaning the encoder strip, close the scanner cover.
10.Plug the power cord back into the AC power outlet (electrical socket) and try printing again.
If ghost printing still appears, please check "Checking the Print Alignment" below.

Checking the Print Alignment


  1. Set a sheet of A4 size paper in the tray and press Menu.
  2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Ink or Ink Management and press OK.
  3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Test Print and press OK.
  4. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Alignment and press OK.
  5. Press Black (Mono) or Color (Colour) start. The machine begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.
  6. By reviewing this Check Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment
  7. Examine the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. Check whether number 5 sample is the most similar to number 0 sample for 600 dpi and 1200 dpi. To closely match with number 0, please meet the following conditions "Both ends of each long lines and short lines" are overlapped.Center pattern lines" are the most similar to number 0.
(A) Both long lines and short lines (In this image, two lines are overlapped.)
(B) Center pattern lines
(C) Both long lines and short lines (Same as (A))


<Good example for number 5 sample>
<Bad example_1 for number 5 sample>
"Both ends of each long lines and short lines" are nearly overlap, but "center pattern lines" are not similar to number 0 sample.
<Bad example_2 for number 5 sample>
"Center pattern lines" are similar to number 0 sample, but "both ends of each long lines and short lines" are not overlapped.
  1. ) Good example (b) Bad example
    (c) Long line
    (d) Short line
  2. (a) Good example
    (b) Bad example
    (c) Long line
    (d) Short line
    If the number 5 sample of both the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi most closely matches the 0 sample, press the UP ARROW key or 1 to choose Yes. There is no problem with print alignment. Go to STEP 10.
    If either condition does not apply to number 5 sample, there is a problem with the print alignment. Press the DOWN ARROW key or 2 to choose No. The display will then prompt you to choose the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 dpi and then 1200 dpi. Go to STEP 8.
    Here, we will make a correction for print alignment.
    Enter correction number in the order of 600 dpi, 1200 dpi. Check 600 dpi print alignment first.
    If "both ends of each long lines and short lines" are overlapped:
    Among the "center pattern lines", enter the number that is the most similar to number 0 sample.
    Below is the example image. You can recognize that number 6 sample is the most similar to number 0 sample. Therefore, press



    6 (A) Choose the number that is the most similar to number 0 sample among the "center pattern lines".


    • If "both ends of each long lines and short lines" are NOT overlapped:
      As for the example image below, if you find none of the overlapped long lines and short lines among No.1 to 8, enter the number that has the most narrow space between long lines and short lines.
    For this example image, No.8 has the most narrow space. Therefore, press 8.

    1. When the pattern that "Both ends of each long lines and short lines" are NOT overlapped, there is a large deviation of the print. It might possible we cannot make a correction at once.


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Feb 03, 2014 | Brother MFCJ265W AllInOne Inkjet Printer

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When I print tables, the lines come out crooked. Any idea what the problem could be?


do the print head alignment... to do this..first switch OFF the printer and then load paper, press the Pause button while switching ON the printer.. the printer will then print the instruction for you to align the print head. Just follow the instruction and select the best printed line.

If when you print text or line, and you notice there is some part missing, this show that you print head have broken pins. If this happen, you will have to replace the print head.

Jun 14, 2010 | Epson LQ 680 Matrix Printer

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Printing is fuzzy.


try doing head alignment, this feature is located under the printer properties... goto Start, then Setting, then Printer and faxes, and point to the printer model, right click and select Properties... then select Maintenance and from there, you can clean head and head alignment... print the alignment sheet and select the best straight line.. that should help.

May 26, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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What is E7 on the canon mp160, and not working anyway..


Hi,
When the head alignment sheet was not filled in properly Printer show E7.
  • Confirm circles on head alignment sheet are filled in properly MP160
Head Alignment Sheet The head alignment sheet was not filled in properly.Confirm the circles were filled in as follows:
Good example:

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Bad examples:

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If more than one circle is filled in, reprint the Head Alignment Sheet.
Print Head Alignment
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on and open the paper output tray. (Confirm that the paper thickness lever is set to the left.)

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  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder (or ASF).

  3. Press the <Maintenance> button several times until [P] is displayed in the LED.

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  4. Press the <Black> or <Color> button. The machine prints the head alignment sheet.

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  5. From each group, select the pattern which has the least visible streak.

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    Example of the pattern with the least visible vertical streak

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    Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

  6. Pencil in the circles on the left side of the selected pattern, using a dark pencil.

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    < 1 > Good example

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    < 2 > Bad example: Checkmark
    < 3 > Bad example: Line only
    < 4 > Bad example: Not dark enough

  7. Open the document cover and load the head alignment sheet on the platen glass.

    Note: - Place the printed side down.- Align the sheet with the alignment mark (shown by the arrow) on the lower right corner of the platen glass.

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  8. Close the document cover gently.

  9. Confirm that U is displayed in the LED.
    If U is not displayed, press the <Maintenance> button several times until [U] is displayed in the LED.

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  10. Press the Black or Color button.

  11. The machine scans the head alignment sheet and aligns the print head automatically.

Feb 16, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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I HAVE A CANON MP 760 PRINTER THE MAGENTA COLOUR LINE IS TWO TONED WITH DARK AND LIGHT PINK . SO WHEN PRINTING PICTURES THERE IS DISTINCT LINES CAN SOMEBODY HELP HAVE TRIED THE CLEANSING REPLACED THE...


You need to conduct the following steps:
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
The nozzle check pattern shows if each print head nozzle is operating properly.

You can also print the nozzle check pattern from your computer.
  1. Load A4- or letter-size plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) or cassette.
  2. Press <Feed Switch> button to select the paper source.
  3. In either COPY, PHOTO, or FILM menu screen, press <Menu> button.
  4. Press the left or right arrow to select [Maintenance/Settings], then press <OK>.
  5. Use left or right arrow to select [Maintenance] and press <OK>.
  6. Use up or down arrow to select [Nozzle Check] and press <OK>.
  7. When prompted to print a nozzle check pattern, use the up arrow to select [Yes] and then press <OK>.
    The machine prints a nozzle check pattern
Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing
If the printed nozzle check pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.
MEMO:
a. Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink. Cleaning too often reduces the amount of ink in the ink tanks.
b. Print head cleaning is performed when you connect the power cord. Your machine may perform print head cleaning periodically to avoid clogging.
  1. In either COPY, PHOTO, or FILM menu screen, press <Menu> button.
  2. Press the left or right arrow to select [Maintenance/Settings], then press <OK>.
  3. Use left or right arrow to select [Maintenance] and press <OK>.
  4. Use up or down arrow to select [Print Head Cleaning] or [Head Deep Cleaning] as necessary and then press <OK>.
When prompted to clean the print head, use the up arrow to select [Yes and then press <OK>.

IMPORTANT:
If normal print head cleaning does not improve print quality, perform deep print head cleaning.
Print Head Alignment in Windows
If colors mix or streaks appear in the nozzle check pattern, perform the print head alignment.
The print head alignment can be performed either automatically or manually.
If the automatic print head alignment does not resolve the problem, perform the print head alignment manually.


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Aug 09, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP760 All-In-One InkJet...

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My Canon MP 150 continues to return the e19 error message after trying to scan the alignment page. How do I fix that?


Hi ...

Well it looks like the head alignment sheet was not filled in properly ...
Confirm the circles were filled in as follows: Good example:

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Bad examples:

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If more than one circle is filled in, reprint the Head Alignment Sheet.
Print Head Alignment
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on and open the paper output tray. (Confirm that the paper thickness lever is set to the left.)

    mp170_on_outputtray.gif

  2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder (or ASF).

  3. Press the <Maintenance> button several times until [P] is displayed in the LED.

    05sj00106_01.jpg

  4. Press the <Black> or <Color> button. The machine prints the head alignment sheet.

    05sj00115_01_en.jpg

  5. From each group, select the pattern which has the least visible streak.

    05sj00115_02.gif
    Example of the pattern with the least visible vertical streak

    05sj00115_03.gif
    Example of the pattern with the most visible vertical streak

  6. Pencil in the circles on the left side of the selected pattern, using a dark pencil.

    05sj00115_04.gif
    < 1 > Good example

    05sj00115_05.gif
    < 2 > Bad example: Checkmark
    < 3 > Bad example: Line only
    < 4 > Bad example: Not dark enough

  7. Open the document cover and load the head alignment sheet on the platen glass.

    Note: - Place the printed side down.- Align the sheet with the alignment mark (shown by the arrow) on the lower right corner of the platen glass.

    05sj00115_06.gif Alignment Mark

  8. Close the document cover gently.

  9. Confirm that U is displayed in the LED.
    If U is not displayed, press the <Maintenance> button several times until [U] is displayed in the LED.

    05sj00106_08.jpg

  10. Press the Black or Color button.

  11. The machine scans the head alignment sheet and aligns the print head automatically.
Please vote if this helps .... Cheers :)

Jul 24, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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Double Blurry Print


Usually hairs sticking to the underside of the print head causes this.

I gave a solution to an Epson CX6400 user who needed to physically clean his print head. Look this up in the solutions. It involves using folded kitchen roll under the print head with the printer switched off and the head unlocked and free floating.

It would take me ages to type this again so please look this up.

The user had jammed paper and cleared the jam but had paper stuch to the underside of his print head.

I hope this helps.

Nigel
The INK Store
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Jan 17, 2009 | HP PSC 1210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Poor quality output


Hi If your printer has been left unused for a while your print head is clogged.

You need to unclog it with a print head cleaning kit like Magic Inkjet Flush or if in a rush give it the Magic sauna treatment.

Heres how:
1. Remove print head
2. Hold print head directly in escaping steam from a kettle for 5/10 seconds only
3. Wait 5 seconds and sit it print head down onto a paper towel untill you get an inky foot print.
4. Print test.
5. If any white lines repeat above.
6. Also try wrapping in a paper towel and FLICK DOWNWARDS to put fresh ink into print head after steaming.

Good Luck!

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