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The printing is too light. I changed the ink cartridge and only every 5th line printed.

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I have recently upgraded to Leopard on iMac G5 ('05 model) . Evere since, the print quality has been terrible. I've re-installed new drivers from Epson website to no avail. Any thoughts?

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Can you please provide the model of the printer?

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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    Mark Gil Jul 08, 2008

    This can be cause by a damage print head so get a new print head.



    Hope that helps.....

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Check that printer is not set in economy mode.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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    Ginko Jul 08, 2008

    If the printout has a light gray tone, instead of black, check on the printer setting that the printer is not on economy (fast print) mode. If instead the printer is printing blank or printing blank on horizontal lines, then there is a problem with the print heads. In this case you should remove the print head and clean it with cotton and isopropyl alcohol.
    If it still does not work you will have to replace the printer head or to check the mechanics.

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Missing lines of print


hello
You either have to change the ink cartridge or try to clean the ink cartridge nozzles as described in the user manual;
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/924/en/om_en/om_en.pdf
On page 54 it states the following:

To clean the ink cartridge nozzles:
1 Load plain paper. For more information, see "Loading Paper" on page 19.
2 In Windows XP, click Start-Control Panel-Printers and Other Hardware-Printers and
Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Start-Settings-Printers.
3 Right-click the Dell Photo AIO Printer 924 icon.
4 Click Printing Preferences.
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
5 Click the Maintenance tab.
6 Click Clean Print Cartridges.
7 If the print quality has not improved, click Print Again.
8 Print your document again to verify the improved print quality.
9 If you are not satisfied with the print quality, wipe the ink cartridge nozzles, and then print
your document again.

hope this helps.

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I don't know how to change the ink cartridge of epson tx 110



http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/nx110_/nx110_ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm
Replace Ink Cartridges
Your Epson Stylus NX110 Series and its software will let you know when an ink cartridge is low or expended.
If ink is low, the ink light flashes. You can continue printing until a cartridge needs replacement.
If a cartridge is expended, the ink light stays on. You must replace the cartridge to be able to print.
SEE IMAGE BELOW
Warning:
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
Note:
If you need to change a cartridge before it or any other cartridges are low or expended, run the Ink Cartridge Replacement utility.

You cannot print or copy when an ink cartridge is expended even if the other cartridges are not expended. Replace any expended cartridges before printing or copying.

Leave your old cartridges in the Epson Stylus NX110 Series until you are ready to
replace them to prevent the print head nozzles from drying out.
When an installed ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may need to replace it if your printouts do not look their best, even after cleaning and aligning the print head.
Follow the instructions in these sections to check and replace your ink cartridges:
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I changed the black ink cartridge and the printer


Calibrate your new blank ink cartridge, have some nozzle check, cleaning check, and printer alignment. This are procedure that new ink cartridge will have to calibrate before you use. Epson printer are very sensitive when capable of changing ink cartridge. Unlink HP directly work without any print test because the cartridge head and ink join together, Epson with ink cartridge and the head separate.
Have some test on it at Printer Maintenance.
I'm sure 100% works on it.
Good luck!

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HP Deskjet F4180 Color changes and lines in photo printing


HP always recommend that ink cartridge should be replace by original ink.

As this kind of scenario will occur if the ink will just be replace by a refill ink.

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I have changed all the ink cartridges on my Brother MFC5440CN it


Light/faint prints usually are a result from clogged ink or air bubbles between the cartridge and print head (thus changing cartridge wont fix problem). Try printing the test page print from the machine (Ink Management -> set/ok twice). Answer the question(s) in the display and repeat this up to five times. The colors should be improved after 1-3 test prints usually.

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WE HAVE AKODAK ESP-3 ALL IN ONE.
RAN OUT OF BLACK INK. HAVE REPLACED BLACK CARTRIDGE 2 TIMES BUT CANNOT GET BLACK TO PRINT. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT???

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Prints only the top half of some lines.


Take the offending cartridge out and get a piece of tissue paper on your finger. Gently run the print head of the cartridge over the tissue paper. You shold see full lines of ink coming out. If not, the cartridge is out. If you see a full line of ink, reinsert the cartridge and do a clean cartridge from the tools menu
This should work

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Horizontal lines in pictures


If you are using original cartridges then there should not be a problem. The horizontal lines come from the cartridge. Can you pinpoint if it is a color or black line that is missing? My guess is that during the alignment procedure, you are asked to choose a number or letter that corresponds to picture of a the lines that show the best alignment. If you did this correctly, may I ask how many pictures you printed before seeing that line. Is it on the first print or 10th printing? Cuz if it is on the 5th or more full color picture, then the problem is that you you really have the wrong printer. The F380 capacity for printing full color pictures is miniscule. 1 ml per color. So usually after the 3rd color picture, the ink starts to run out. Let me know if this helps.

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Hi my pixma mp130 has fine horisontal lines whe printing


This problem is very simple for printers like these. In normal situations problems involving 2 cartridge (Black & Color) prints degrading in quality involve a failure of the print head nozzles or a calibration error.

It is also possible that you have "cleaned" your cartridges out, as cleaning forces ink through the nozzles at high pressure to force out dried particles, then rubs them off into the stopper sponge.

The beauty and only advantage to two cartridge printers is that if you ever have a print head die or lose print quality, you simply replace the cartridge, since the print head is installed into it.

Print heads and their tendency to fail increase by triple if you use cartridge refills or remanufactured cartridge sets. It is true that 2 cart systems have more expensive ink, but that is the price you pay for convenience. The heads on these cartridges are designed to have a set job life, between 250-600 prints, or the estimated maximum prints in lowest quality ink saver modes, and refilling it causes those heads to keep using the same tiny, high pressure bursts of ink, even after the pumps are wearing and deforming, causing leftover ink in the nozzles, leading to a popped pump or clogged heads.

Thinking in the long term, the next time you upgrade to a new printer, look at a 4 cart or more system, with a dedicated print head. Although the printers can cost an extra $50-$100, these can often times pay themselves back the difference after you have changed each cartridge twice, since you arent throwing away 2 thirds of your color cart when only one color runs out.
I just got a hold of the MP530 by Canon, which yea, compared to the 130 is very expensive.. but the cost per page of printing is about 27 cents lower! I can also bring these removable print heads back to life so easily that I taught a 5th grader how in 5 minutes, so its just a thought!

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