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Re: faint printing after cartridge change & head...
How about nozzle check output? Is it perfect? No missing lines? Do head cleaning, wait for 30 minutes. Check nozzle again. If there are no difference betwen two output, you may need cleaning head manually.
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well changing the cartridges will not effect anything to the printer but the duration taken for replacement will. As in epson if you leave the printer without cartridges will clog the head nozzles. Did you remove the cartridges and turned off the printer and left idle for sometime? if yes then follow the instructions below
Print nozzle check test print to know which nozzles are not working
Head cleaning from the printer software. 3. Perform step 1 again to see the difference after cleaning
Then you have to take the print head out of the printer and clean the nozzles by using hot water in the Syringe and blowing the derbies out of the nozzles.
You need to clean the print head and insert the cartridge and check, whether it is working at fine because a dirty printer header will not allow the right formulation of the basic cyan, magenta, and yellow to print and comes up with the yellow color and not red. If you still face the problem after cleaning print head then you need to check for a clogged nozzle. Clean the nozzle and then try printing it will work fine now. To clean the print head from the Utility section found in the printer driver, clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. Furthermore, you can clean the print head by Using a cotton Q-Tip & Isopropyl Alcohol and gently rub the print head with alcohol.
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Solution: There are a number of steps you can take to solve this problem (in order of easiest & least expensive first).
1. Make sure you have tried printing a nozzle check and you've carried out all the maintenance tasks that the manual alows (align print head, clean print head etc). 2. Your cartridge may be faulty. Ink cartridges that use non-genuine ink are of variable quality and you use them at your own risk. Even genuine cartridges can expire if used after the expiry date. Bad ink can clog your nozzle. It may be that you have a dried-out ink cartridge - try another one if you have one handy. 3. The print head may need cleaning. There are Canon print head cleaning kits available (use Google top right) or you could try doing this yourself - some people have had success immersing the print head (not the cartridge) in cleaning alcohol, warm water or using compressed air to gently blow through the nozzles.
Found this on the Web for Your Printer. You can download the Manual from Epson.
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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.
Many times head cleaning will throw much ink away. 1 time about 10% of ink. After meny times head cleaning, ink will out, and need replacement. May be after head cleaning nozzle is ok, but after replacement, printer do ink charge. It may be distrub the flow of ink at head. Is the cartridge new?. Use CISS for continuity printing.
Clean The Print Head Nozzles (Windows) MP500 / MP800
lean The Print Head Nozzles (Windows)
following contains instructions to check the nozzles for poor print
quality and perform cleanings of the print head nozzles as necessary.
If print results are faint or streaks are printed, the print head
nozzles may be clogged. Those phenomena can be improved by performing
print head cleanings or print head deep cleanings.