This printer has not been used in a number of years and I recently tried to set it up and print off photos. After many cleanings, deep cleanings and nozzle checks and replacing the ink cartridges, I am now able to print off a photograph. Before all of these maintenance routines, I could only print vague colored lines with no resemblance of a photograph.
The resulting photograph has multiple problems that I am unable to solve. In black sections on the image printed, large plain black sections seems to bleed into other colors slightly on the border of the black color. Some shades of plain red sections print out blotchy and brownish red, while other reds print out fine. There are also horizontal lines going through the whole image, with larger horizontal bands composed of red and blue lines every 1/4 inch and in between those bands are smaller lines of blue and red bands alternating every millimeter.
I have also had trouble with the nozzle check function. After doing a nozzle check there are some horizontal white lines still going through some of the test stripes. The 6BK does not print out correctly as a gray color it only prints some gray lines, but not many at all. Even after replacing the cartridge and performing at least 20 cleanings.
This nozzle check also suggests I need to align the print head. This function of alignment is not able to be completed on my printer. It always ends in an error ("an error occurred during automatic print head alignment") and does not print out anything. It seems to have difficulty bringing the paper from the paper feed section into the printer, it grabs the paper brings it in and then backs out and then brings it in fast and shoots the paper out the paper output section. I have attempted to do the alignment both from the computer and manually from the printer. Once during an attempt to complete the print head alignment, it printed 3 rows of 6 columns and then spit the paper out. This chart does not look similar to those listed in the user's manual, so I do not think that the print heads are aligned still.
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please specify that u r getting the message on printer or on computer screen the paper is really jammed in the printer.
better do a power drain > turn off the printer and unplug the usb cable and power cable from the printer and then press and hold the power button of the printer for 30 seconds and then release. repeate the steps 3-4 times. then restart the printer and try printing from the computer, if the issue persists then restart the computer and try printing. if then also the issue persists u need to clean the rollers of the printer and it will certainely resolve the issue.
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Large photos are printed differently than regular photos.
Photos that have large resolutions or are best when printed in larger
sizes are sometimes printed on multiple pages. Printing the photo on
two or more pages requires setting up the printing options so that the
printer recognizes how the photo should print and which areas to stop
printing on each page.
Open the photo in iphoto
Select "File" and scroll down the list until reaching "Print". Click
on "Print" and wait for the printing set up options. Some programs
require selecting "Set up" or "Print set up" instead of "Print." Make
sure the set up options are brought up according to the program.
Select "Time Imageable Table" or similar options in the program. If
there is not an option with a similar title, look over the various
titles and any pictures that come with the titles and see if the
pictures show multiple pages or only a single page. Click on the
options that allow printing one photo on multiple pages.
Select overlap options, which give margins so that connecting the pages forms the picture. Overlap around 1/2 inch or so.
Print the photo. The number of pages should match the set up options selected under the imageable table.
often the printer 'driver' settings on your printer are set to greyscale only
on the pc open the control panel, printers
right click on the printer and select properties
open the control for the printer and go to the printing preferences (on the general tab)
on the next window (main) look down and ensure the setting is set to colour (not greyscale)
ok out and try printing again
these settings are from my iP5000 and should be similar
try looking in the preferences for similar options
The double sided printing option relies on Status monitor working correctly. If information cannot travel from the printer to the computer, the option will be greyed out.
Make sure you have a direct connection to the computer without any hubs. If that doesn't work, try the following.
1. Open START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL, PRINTERS 2. Right click on your Epson printer name, and click CANCEL ALL DOCUMENTS. 3. Confirm cancelling all documents. 4. Right click on the Printer again, and select DELETE.
1) Click on START, SETTINGS and CONTROL PANEL. 2) Double click on the SYSTEM folder and select the Device Manager tab. 3) Click on the "+" for "Universal Serial Bus Controller" 4) Right click on "USB Printing Support" and select "Uninstall" and confirm it 5) Disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.