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Why is print quality poor after inserting new ink. Copies are faint and have lines

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The cartridge is clogged with ink that has dried and reduced the slit. you need to replace the cartridge with a new one. it happens usually if you recharge the cartridge 3 or 4 times with compatible ink.

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My workforce 520 printer renders illegible document printing and copying. my alignment page is not sharp either. should i trash it or can it be rehabilitated?


Factory reset, and then clean your printhead with the built in cleaning protocol. Make sure that the print quality on your computer is set to the highest resolution (best DPI) and best quality setting (usually image) that will fix the problem but also significantly increase the ink usage.

Note: using non-standard ink (ie Cartridge World ink or recycled ink cartridges, or refilled cartridges) can lead to poor print quality.

Jun 07, 2015 | Epson Office Equipment & Supplies

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When i print the quality is poor and is show some lining


you are using a laser jet or are making photo copies. if laser jet you need a new cart rage if photo copies the copy scanner has dust trapped in it

Apr 12, 2015 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My nozzle check keeps showing broken lines but I've run the head cleaner like 5 times. The black is a new cartridge and even it has broken lines.


The most likely cause is that some of the print head nozzles are blocked with dried ink and inserting new ink cartridges won't fix this problem. You need a new print head.
Print heads are not cheap, you may be better putting your money towards a new printer.

Jan 09, 2011 | Epson WorkForce 600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Trying to replace the black inck cartridge and cannot get the cartridge holder to stop at a position for me to pull out the old cartridge and insert the new cartridg. I've have an Epson Stylus NX1000...


Found this on the Web for Your Printer. You can download the Manual from Epson.
If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/nx100_/nx100_qr.pdf
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
If your printouts are faint or have gaps in them, some of the nozzles in the print
head may be clogged or ink may be running low in one or more of the ink
cartridges. Follow the steps below to check the print head nozzles.
1. Load letter-size paper in the sheet feeder.
2. Turn off the NX100 Series.
3. Hold down the y Stop button as you press the P On button to turn the
NX100 Series back on. Hold down both buttons until the P On light begins
to flash, then release the buttons.
Cleaning the Print Head 21
4. Check the nozzle check pattern that prints to see if there are gaps in the lines.
5. If there are no gaps, the print head is clean. If there are gaps or the pattern is
faint, clean the print head as described in the next section.
Cleaning the Print Head
If print quality has declined and the nozzle check pattern indicates clogged
nozzles, you can clean the print head. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only
if necessary.
Note:
You cannot clean the print head if an ink cartridge is expended, and you may not be able
to clean it when a cartridge is low. You must replace the cartridge first (see page 23).
1. Make sure the NX100 Series is on and the B ink light is off.
2. Hold down the y Stop button for three seconds to start the cleaning cycle,
which lasts around one minute.
Caution:
Never turn off the NX100 Series during head cleaning or you may damage it.
3. When the P On light stops flashing, run a nozzle check (as described on
page 20) to verify that the print head is clean.
4. If there are still gaps or lines, or the test patterns are faint, run another
cleaning cycle and check the nozzles again.
Note:
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head two times, turn off your
NX100 Series and wait at least six hours to let any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning
the print head again. If quality does not improve, one of the ink cartridges may need to
be replaced. If that doesn’t help, contact Epson as described on page 31.
If you do not use your NX100 Series often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least
once a month to maintain good print quality.
Good Luck and Please rate me.

Jan 13, 2010 | Epson Office Equipment & Supplies

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I have an Epson Workforce 600 printer that won't print black ink. I have replace all the cartriges with new and still no black ink. I've done nozzle clean several times. Only a very faint line on test...


I had the same problem. I didn't believe it would work since I "cleaned the printer heads" once and nothing happend. But I read in the Epson manual it can take up to 4 times. I had to do it 3 times and now it prints good as new!

Jan 10, 2010 | Epson WorkForce 600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Copier acted like it needed new toner cartridge, but when I replaced, copies are still very faded. When I adjust for darker copy, then I end up with dark shadows. This is Canon PC 921.


the 1st thing you need to determine is where the faint copies are coming from. is it copies or prints (from your PC.

if its the just the copies that are faint it is could be due to the optic section (these are the mirrors in the scan unit). if you have these cleaned with either an alcohol or ipa solvent this should bring your copy quality back to normal.
if you are having faint prints then it could be 1 of 2 things. either the transfer section (in laymen terms it pulls the toner from the drum onto the paper) has a poor connection/needs replacing. the other reason for this could be the charge unit that will be situated next to the drum. this over time will need to be serviced. be carefull with this part 1stly as the drun cant be in the light for to long and 2ndly the charge wire is a very fine and delicate wire. this can be cleaned and could get copy/print quality back to stardard, all that this needs to solve the problen is a service (clean charge wire and transfer roller or replece parts.

i hope this i more help than you need and you can get the problem sorted.
lloyd

Dec 09, 2009 | Canon PC-921 Black and White Copier

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Very poor print (faint) quality, tried cleaning the heads


if the printer clean and the ink good or new test the print first by using bold and see if that will increase the darkness and let me know...

Sep 15, 2009 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Some print lines fade out making a poor copy


If you are seeing lines it is the cartridge and it's bad.

Refilled cartridges usually only work about one time and then the cartridges run into problems. They either leak or the cause lines in the copies.

If you can return and get a non refilled one, that should work.

May 20, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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