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Bad quality of printing

Hi,We have a pre-pressed paper with our logo on it. We always have the first one or two times we print on this paper sort of stripes where the ink appearantly is not enough (sorry for my english). The printer has been already warmed up and on other paper it gives no problem. This pre-pressed paper is smoother than our other paper.
Wath could be the problem and even better the solution?

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Re: bad quality of printing

Sounds like the paper is the issue.
If is prints fine on normal print paper and not on the letter head, There is a texture problem with the ink sticking to that specific paper.

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How to clean phaser 7750

Included general maintenance video and how to clear smears from the paper.

Solution: Remove Print Smears / Printing Fuser Cleaning Pages
7750 Support Knowledge Base Remove Print Smears Fuser Cleaning...

With Troublshooting highlighted on the printer display perform the following steps:
  1. Press OK.
  2. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Print Quality Problems.
  3. Press OK.
  4. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Remove Print Smears.
  5. Press OK. The printer will print 5 cleaning pages.
Repeat this process five or six times, to remove stubborn toner buildup from the fuser.
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Hi Donald,
  • First,make sure you're printing on original Epson cartridges.
  • If the ink cartridges are old,replace them.
  • Select BEST as the quality setting.
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  • Make sure you load one paper at a time.
  • You may also need to do a print head cleaning on the printer to unclog the nozzles and enable smooth ink delivery.
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When I print on regular paper, the color prints look fine. When I print on photo paper, I get a consistent quarter-inch vertical orange line on the prints and the colors look washed out. Time for new...


Basics first (which you may have already considered).

Explore the Canon Printer software settings.

You need to adjust the Printing Preferences when switching from paper printing to photo paper printing.

Also look at the Print quality and colour saturation settings and try to print in Fine or High Quality when printing on photo paper

If none of the solve the problem, check if something is not stuck in the paper input tray and pressing the photo paper to close agasinst the scanner.

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This results from theway the print head is striking the paper. If you have it set to NLQ. it will be heavy, you can set it to a draft mode or SSD:

Print the Menu Settings, to see what your settings are:

Printing the settings is the only way to have a record of

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1 Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.

2 Enter the Menu Mode (SHIFT + SEL).

3 Press PRINT (PARK key).

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Front panel settings for print quality and character

pitch are overridden by software commands.
The lights will always reflect the printer's state.

Press PRINT QUALITY to select:

NLQ: Near Letter Quality

• Highest quality, slowest speed

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• Recommended for correspondence

UTL: Utility

• Medium quality, medium speed

• Gothic font only

• Recommended for internal documents and high-volume


HSD: High Speed Draft

• Lower quality, faster speed

• Gothic font only

• Recommended for drafts.

SSD: Super Speed Draft

• Lowest quality (12 cpi only), fastest speed

• Gothic font only
• Recommended for fastest output of drafts.

Super Speed Draft

To use Super Speed Draft (SSD), enter the Menu Mode and

make changes as follows:

1 Press SHIFT + SEL.

2 Press GROUP twice.

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4 Press ITEM.

5 Press SET (SSD prints).

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Hi there,
To improve print quality
1 On the operator panel, press Options repeatedly until
Cartridges appears.
2 Press the right arrow button until Align appears, and then press
An alignment page prints. Once the alignment sheet prints, your
automatic alignment is complete.
You may need to clean the print cartridge nozzles.
Using the operator panel
Load paper in the All-In-One.
2 Press Options until Cartridges appears on the display.
3 Press the right arrow until Clean appears on the display.
4 Press Select.
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5 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
6 Try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts, and then print your document again.
7 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
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3 Click the Maintenance tab.
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8 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
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4 Remove the old cartridges
5 Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.
6 Reinstall the print cartridges, and then print your document again.
7 If the print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print
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Try these steps first:

1. Check ink level.

2. Nozzle Check Pattern
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  2. Press the <Feed Switch> button to select the appropriate paper source.

  3. Press <Menu> repeatedly until [MAINTENANCE] appears.

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