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Alignment problems can?t get me Epson CU6400 alignment fixed. I print out the alignment sheet and all the choices are out of line, none match up with each other. What can I do to fix it. I think I have the same problem. I wish there was a way to restore the default factory settings. It seems that each time I re-run the test, it gets worse. The "redo test" suggestion is not helpful. The lines are so squiggly, there ARE NO "BEST" aligned samples.

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Ok..first thing..remove all software for this from your control panel, add remove..then go get fresh drivers from www.epson.com and then start anew

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When printing color there are lines that appear across the page


This issue is usually caused by miss-aligned cartridges or failing cartridges.
Try re-aligning the cartridges by going through the setup and selecting option to realign.

  1. Press the Menu button.
  2. Press the up or down arrow buttons to select Maintenance and press the OK button.
  3. Press one of the button to print an alignment sheet. Note: Do not cancel printing while you are printing a head alignment pattern.
This alignment can also be done using utility software for this printer.

If alignment does not fix the issue then try cleaning cartridge before replacing them. Procedure for cleaning is the same as above.

Mar 14, 2015 | Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Inkjet...

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Replaced black ink cartridge, but now it only prints a very faint line, cant make out what is printing


Sir/Madam

If your printed pages have a horizontal line in the text or graphics (as shown in the illustration below) or blank text, some of the nozzles may be clogged and need to be cleaned

Go to Section 2 for instructions on how to print the Alignment Check sheet and adjust the print alignment.

Section 1: Checking the print quality and cleaning the print head

  1. Print a Print Quality Check Sheet.

    1. Press Menu.
    2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Ink Management and press OK.
    3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Test Print and press OK.
    4. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Print Quality/Alignment and pressOK.
    5. Press Color (Colour) Start. The machine begins printing the Print Quality Check Sheet.
  2. Closely examine the Print Quality Check Sheet. Each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of individual blocks. The colors should appear in the following order from left to right: Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta.
  3. Compare the print quality of the Check Sheet you just printed with the three examples listed below:

    (A) One or more complete blocks of colors are missing:

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(B) Most of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:

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(C)Some parts of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:

  1. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for black. Press the DOWN ARROW key or 2 to choose Nofor black with the problem.
  2. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for Color. Press the DOWN ARROW key or 2 to chooseNo for color with the problem.
  3. The display will then show Start Cleaning? Yes No.
    Press the UP ARROW key or 1 to choose Yes and the machine will start cleaning the color ink cartridges.
  4. When the machine completes cleaning the print head, press Color (Colour) Start. Another Print Quality Check Sheet will print.
  5. Repeat the cleaning and the quality check process following the Step 4-7.
  6. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:
9. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you see some improvement on the second or third Check Sheet but it's not perfect, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times). If you do not see any further improvement after that, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (C) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times). If you still do not see any improvement, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

10. Press Stop/Exit.

Section 2: Checking the Print Alignment
  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Ink Management and press OK.
  3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Test Print and press OK.
  4. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Print Quality/Alignment and press OK.
  5. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start. The machine begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.
  6. By reviewing this Check Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment.
  7. Examine the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi most closely matches the 0 sample, press the UP ARROW key or 1 to choose Yes.
    If one of the other samples is a better match for the 0 sample, press the DOWN ARROW key to choose No. The display will then prompt you to choose the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 dpi and then 1200 dpi.
  8. Press Stop/Exit.
If the print quality continues to be poor, go to Section 1 to clean the print head.


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We just put new ink in and it prints out fuzzy . how to fix it ?


Every time you replace ink you need to do an alignment. To do this follow these simple steps:
  1. Press the Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel.

  2. Press the up or down navigation key to select TEST PRINT and press Menu/Set or Set.

  3. Press the up or down navigation key to select ALIGNMENT and press Menu/Set or Set.

  4. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start. The machine begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.

  5. By reviewing this Test Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment.

  6. Examine the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI most closely matches the 0 sample, press 1 (YES).
    If one of the other samples is a better match for the 0 sample, press 2 (NO). The display will then prompt you to select the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 DPI and then 1200 DPI.

  7. Press Stop/Exit.

Mar 02, 2011 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a Brother MFC-210. It was working well. When I moved and hooked it back up. It was printing some pages fine and then it started printing double like 3d. Started with a few words. Now the whole page...


Check the alignment. Press the key for Ink or Ink Management on the Control Panel. Select Test Print (the up/down arrows) and hit Menu/Set or Set. Select Alignment and press Menu/Set or Set. Next hit Mono (Black) Start. Look at the Alignment Sheet that prints out. Press 1 if the number 5 sample matches line 0 for both 600 and 1200 DPI samples. Press 2 and then the number for the line that matches that matches the 0 sample.
Then press Stop/Exit. Repeat this for color printing by using the Color button.

You should also check the Print Quality. (Very similar menu choices - just choose Print Quality after choosing Test Print but you only need to hit the Color button to print the test sheet.) This will initiate a cleaning cycle for any poor quality ink test pattern. You will need to respond Yes or No for the print quality and each ink (if you answered No). If you do the cleaning 5 times with problems, replace the cartridges in question.

Finally try cleaning the printhead (Press Ink or Ink Management and then 1 for cleaning) If 5 repeats do not help, contact Brother support, the print head may need to be replaced. (Unfortunately, this isn't the only reason for the problem. Once you put in a print head, it isn't returnable. It could be that the entire printer is ready for recycling.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jun 24, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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My copy prints come out blurry after changing ink cartiges


Try this:
Checking the print quality:
  1. Press the Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel.
  2. Press the up or down navigation key to select TEST PRINT and press Menu/Set or Set.
  3. Press the up or down navigation key to select PRINT QUALITY and press Menu/Set or Set.
  4. Press Color (Colour) Start. The MFC/DCP begins printing the Print Quality Test Sheet.
  5. By reviewing this Test Sheet, you can determine if the print quality needs improvement.
  6. Closely examine the print quality of the four color blocks that are formed by short diagonal lines on the Test Sheet.
    If all lines are clear and visible, press 1 (YES) and press Stop/Exit.
    If you can see missing short lines, press 2 (NO) and go to Step 7.
  7. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for black and three colors. Press 2 (NO) for black or three colors with the problem.
  8. The display will then show START CLEANING? 1.YES 2. NO.
    Press 1 (YES) and the MFC will start cleaning the color ink cartridges.
  9. After the cleaning is finished, press Color (Colour) Start. The MFC/DCP will print another Print Quality Test Sheet.
  10. If you can see missing short lines in any of the four color blocks press 2 (NO) and repeat the quality check and cleaning process. Repeat this procedure at least 5 times if print quality remains a problem. If short lines are still missing after the fifth cleaning and test print, replace the necessary ink cartridges. If the print quality of the 4 color blocks is OK, press 1 (YES).
Setting the Alignment:
  1. Press the Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel.
  2. Press the up or down navigation key to select TEST PRINT and press Menu/Set or Set.
  3. Press the up or down navigation key to select ALIGNMENT and press Menu/Set or Set.
  4. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start. The MFC/DCP begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.
  5. By reviewing this Test Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment.
  6. Examine the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI most closely matches the 0 sample, press 1 (YES).
    If one of the other samples is a better match for the 0 sample, press 2 (NO). The display will then prompt you to select the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 DPI and then 1200 DPI.
  7. Press Stop/Exit.
    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please RATE it.
    Thanks, Joe

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Printer alignment


From Brother's website, I found the following regarding alignment:

Setting the Alignment:
  1. Press the Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel.
  2. Press the up or down navigation key to select TEST PRINT and press Menu/Set or Set.
  3. Press the up or down navigation key to select ALIGNMENT and press Menu/Set or Set.
  4. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start. The MFC/DCP begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.
  5. By reviewing this Test Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment.
  6. Examine the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI most closely matches the 0 sample, press 1 (YES).
    If one of the other samples is a better match for the 0 sample, press 2 (NO). The display will then prompt you to select the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 DPI and then 1200 DPI.
  7. Press Stop/Exit.
The webpage for this is:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000200/000059/faq000259_007.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us

I hope this resolves your problem.

May 20, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Alignment problems


Try selecting the closest set of line(s) and redo the test .

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Brother MFC 240C alignment problems


I have figured it out! I have a Brother MFC 240CN and I was having the same alignment problem and I followed the instructions from the printer prompt as well as the manual and it does not work.

So, this is what I did. I ran the alignment test print, then when it asked if it matches, I would say "No". And then I would pick number "8" to be the one that most closely matched "0" regardless if it did or not. I did this for the 600 and 1200dpi. Then when I ran the alignment test print again, it looked better! So I repeated it again and again picking "8" each time and it looked better with every test print. After about 4 or 5 tries, it looked normal again!

I hope everyone else with this problem will see this response and I hope it works too. I was getting so frustrated with this problem. Now I don't have to get it serviced or buy a new printer!

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