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Re: back line on back
Hi there. You aren't alone. I have included a lot of information here, much of which is from an authorized Canon tech. During excessive printing, ink does not get absorbed into ink pads fast
enough causing a build up of ink on the platen roller and the exit
rollers. Canon techs are instructed to replace the ink absorbers
with a modified kit that includes a silicon tube, plastic joint, and
mylar sheet. The shape of the waste ink pad has been changed to prevent the ink build up. If you have a mind to do it yourself and your not under warranty you can purchase the blotter kits at beckscrs.com and I believe the part number is QY5-0146-000. You can download a user manual at www.alfons-servis.narod.ru. I'm going to be real honest with you, though....it is a LOT less complicated, time-consuming and expensive to just buy a NEW printer.
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It's ink, so you don't clean it off the paper.
If you're asking how you stop it happening in the first place,?
There will be a number of sets of rollers in the machine which are driven & push the paper through the machine.
If you line-up the marked paper with the machine, you should be able to tell which roller it is that is covered with ink.
Clean the roller with a cloth or paper towel & some (but not a lot) of white spirit/ thinners/ nail polish remover.
If the problem persists, it will be because the roller is being constantly 're-inked' from below. You will need to have the machine dismantled & thoroughly cleaned, to resolve that.
Best of luck
Carriage return drive error sounds like a possible obtruction or drive belt hangup. The best I can suggest is a thorough inspection but remember the printer head drive (which is the same as the old old carriage return nomemclature from typewriters and daisy wheel printers) can be impeded from several sources including even the paper feed. The question you should ask yourself, if you can't find something to adjust or fix, is how old the printer is. These days, many printer are cheaper to replace than even to change the first ink cartridge. So you must weight the cost of repair (in it comes to that) with the cost of a another, new, essentially disposable, replacement printer. Also, sometimes total shutdown and inplugging replugging of a printer will restor normal functioning. Also clean paten and roller with damp cloth might eliminate jams in the cartridge transport drive train.
It may be simply resolved by the following steps 1.
there is document in the queue but paper is out 2. Cartridge problem (remove
and insert again) 3. Communication error 4. Cover is open
BUT as per your description this seems more apt!!
error means that some mechanical parts of your printer is in trouble. This could
be some of the causes:
1. The print head is stuck somewhere or is unable
to move because of some blockage in the printer's bay. 2. If you are using a
Continuous Ink System, then the tubes might have blocked the print heads from
To resolve, turn OFF your printer. Remove such blockage then turn
the printer back ON
If its a problem with ink cartridges try these steps
Disconnect the Printer from the Computer.
Press the "Cartridge Change" button for ~ 3
When the Ink Cartridge Carriage
travels to the Changing Position PULL THE POWER PLUG (NOT the "OFF"
Switch).The Ink Cartridge Carriage should now Slide Freely on the
Rail as long as it isn't pushed to the Right so that it goes under the shelf to
the "Homed and Locked" Position.
Fold up a
Paper Towel (About 1 Sheet) so that its final width is about the same as the
width of the gutter under the Print Head on the Carriage and so that it is thick
enough when folded to contact and lightly press on the Print
Saturate the folded Paper Towel with ~
70% Isopropyl Alcohol and lay it in the
Manually slide the Carriage and Print
Head Over the wet Paper Towel.A slight amount of drag should be
experienced if the thickness of the paper towel folds is
Let the Print Heads rest on the
Saturated Paper Towels for a few Minutes or Hours.Too long a
Treatment may pull out all of the Cartridge's Ink: Check the Paper Towel
Frequently to Assess if Ink is Capillarying out onto the
When the Treatment appears Successful
remove the Paper Towel and Clean Up and plug the Printer power back
Run a Test Pattern via the Computer
Connection WITHOUT first running the Head Cleaning
If the pattern isn't OK, Try Running
the Head Cleaning Utility to see if it makes it Better or
If Worse, Repeat the Alcohol Paper Towel
Treatment:The Paper Towel may be Gently Pulled back and forth
under the Print Heads to wipe them off.
open the toner access door remove the toner, slowly lower the tone access door and ensure that the top roller (charge roller) is lowering straight. the roller in the bottom of the cavity (the transfer roller) push down on this to ensure that it has spring tension. if the top one is level and the bottom one has tension then you'll need to change the high voltage power supply.
First I would suggest performing any head alignment functions with your printer's menu to be sure you have the stepper motor feed adjusted properly. Use the paper you are currently printing on for this procedure so that the thickness of that paper is factored in. If you stil see the banding after doing this, you can use the Advanced Media Control button under Printer Settings in ColorBurst to fine-tune the paper feed adjustment. Print out the "Media Advance.tif" target (located in the ColorBurst/images & Targets folder) to use as a guide. For white bands, you'll need to enter a negative number (to shorten the paper feed).
the glossy paper you are using (hp) is smearing the ink... there is now ink on the feed rollers and you need to get in there and clean it all up with alcohol...also run epson matt paper for a few prints to get the color to lay down ..good luck
Cause: Possibly a leak in an ink cartridge. Pull all of your cartridges and inspect for leaks....it will be obvious and you will probably get it all over everywhere if you are not carefull, so be prepared to immediately toss it in the waste bin.
Solution: Sounds like you have ink (wet?) inside the paper path on one of the rubber rollers. It sounds like it is so saturated with ink that this will continue for a long time until it either runs out or you replace the roller.
Look for the roller that is where this line appears. Using another piece of paper or a paper towel soaked with alcohol (rubbing), touch it and see if ink doesn't appear on the paper. If it does then you might be able to clean it by continuing to soak up the ink on scrap paper by pressing it out of the roller. It won't completely fix the problem and it won't do it right away but it will get it started.