I just changed my ink cartridges for all 4colors. after making sure everything was in line and printer head was cleaned, i printed a sample image to see if it was printing properly. The result was picture quality great, but color quality poor. i have 1/4" size light blue horizontal lines running completely across the entire image ever 3/4" or so.
I did everything;I clean the print head and check ink nozzle.It just used up all my ink, that I replaced!! the epson representative says, I have to get fixed in Springfield, but its 61 miles away.
Please help me, thank you.
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A technique to improve print quality is to try and clean the cartridge nozzles. You may clean the cartridge by following the steps given below: 1. Go to the "Lexmark solution center." This can be done by clicking on "Start," go to "Programs" and Lexmark printer group. Click on the "Lexmark Solution center." Next click on the "Maintenance" Tab. 2. Select "Clean and Fix Horizontal streaks." Click on "Print". This will produce a printed page. The colors that you should see here are black, yellow, magenta (a reddish purple) and cyan (a dark sky blue). You should notice the diagonal lines above and below the solid horizontal lines. These diagonal lines should be solid from left to right with no gaps. If there are gaps in the lines or the print diminishes across the page, you should run the "Clean Print Nozzle" page a couple more times to try and clear it up. If you still have gaps at the top and bottom, you should "wick" the cartridges by following the steps given below: 1. Please open the "Solution center" again and go to the "Maintenance" Tab. 2. Select "Install color/black cartridge" and remove the cartridge or cartridges from the printer. 3. Get a damp paper towel. 4. Set the ink cartridge right side up on the damp paper towel so that the ink nozzles are against the towel and hold the cartridge in this position for about 15 seconds. 5. Now wipe the print head (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean. 6. Next dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure that the ink is flowing. 7. Snap the cartridges back into the printer. 8. On your computer, select "Old Cartridge install." 9. Repeat the "Clean Nozzle Page" one more time. If this fails to address the problem the entire procedure may need repeating.
Those are lines where the printer heads are not printing. Since in this printer the head is part of the cartridge you must clean the contact thoroughly, verify the data cable and replace the cartridges with original new ones.
If this doesn't fixes it then the defect is in the controller of the printer - the memory buffer that stores the image when it's received from the pc and sends it one line at the time to the printing heads . This cannot be repaired - the printer is dead.
Open up the printer and take out all the ink cartridges, and then look at all of the rollers, cartridges, and everything inside. Make sure you clean up any ink you see inside, and put the cartridges back in. Sometimes just reseating the ink can help.
Mostly, printer cartridge error occurs when the printer head is unable to identify the cartridge properly. And the basic reason behind this is that the cartridge is improperly attached. To reattach the cartridge, turn on the lid of the printer and then remove the cartridge from the printer head. Check the cartridge to make sure that there are no scratches or other damaged parts that can contribute to a printer cartridge error report. Take note that the cartridge should not be left open for more than 30 minutes; otherwise the ink will start to dry up and the cartridge will get clogged.
It is not clear which print head you changed. some time the printer, if it has 2 different print head, for black and color, you may have to try changing the black print head.
But before doing all that , make sure that the ink cartridges are full.
print an alignment page and then try to make a standalone copy.
clean the ink cartridge with lint free cloth. Also check the preview of the text before printing.
You may also try to do a complete uninstall and then reinstall of the printer driver.
Have you tried cleaning the print heads or replacing the color cartridge? where as it it printing black fine it leads me to believe the problem lies in the color cartridge. my first recomendation would be to run the clean print head wizard in the printer settings and if that does not work then replace your color cartridge.
I have this same problem, I have pink lines going through everything
that I try to print in color. When I print in black and white,
everything works fine. The blue and yellow ink cartridges aren't empty,
so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any suggestions?