Question about Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/ Scanner
My pictures all look distorted. I have a brand new ink cartridge and ran all of the test pages and fix it things. This printer has never worked right since i bought it.
This type of printer issue could be caused by any of the below
possibilities, follow each of the below recommendations for
troubleshooting this issue.
When printing on untraditional paper your printer may experience smudges, un-even or crooked text, and/or text that runs off the edges of the paper. To verify this is not the issue try 8 x 11 or standard paper in the printer and see if the printer experiences the same issue.
If your printer is printing fine on standard paper but is unable to print on special paper you could be experiencing any of the below issues with the special type of paper.
If a printer is printing un-readable text, garbage, or other strange characters it's likely that you're experiencing a driver related issue. Download and install the latest drivers for your printer. A listing of printer manufacturers and links to each of their driver pages can be found on our printer drivers page.
Dirty our out of line printer heads
Your printer may be printing fuzzy, blurry, and/or other faint text because of dirty print heads. All modern printers have some type of printer cleaning, self-test, and/or diagnose mode that can be performed to check and clean the printers print heads and other internal equipment used to print. It is recommended if you use your printer heavily and/or have had it for more than one year that you perform this function. This can be done either through the software included with your printer or by pressing one or more of the buttons at the same time on your printer. Additional information about how to do this can be found in your printers documentation.
Ink or toner cartridge issues
Over time you'll need to replace the ink jet ink cartridges or the toner if you're using a laser printer. If you've been using your printer for more than a few months you may want to check the ink level or toner level. Often with most modern printers you can check these levels through software and/or a light indicator will be flashing or be orange indicating that one or more ink cartridge or toner cartridge needs to be replaced.
If it's been over a year since you've replaced your ink or toner cartridge we suggest you replace it.
Other printer hardware issue
Finally, if you've tried all the above recommendations and continue to experience issues it's possible your printer may be encountering a hardware related issue. Contact the printer manufacturer for additional recommendations and or suggestions on repair and/or replacements.
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