Is it true that printing on the blank side of scratch paper can cause the old ink to melt off and smudge/dirty the rollers? I havent' encountered this issue, but my boss just informed me that this sometimes happens. Do you know if this is a universal issue, or if it is not, does it apply to my printer?
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Re: print on used paper?
No,not that I know or heard of the only problem I'm sure of is you may get more jammed paper if you re-use scratch paper.
Paper has a certain moisture content and once you print on it the moisture is gone giving you a drier paper, runing it through more than once causes the paper to curl thus giving jams.
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The smudges on the side of the paper is most likely a piece of something rubbing against the paper just after the printer puts the ink on the paper. Inspect as much as possible the path that paper takes. Look at rollers. Anything that grab the paper. Look for ink and dust build up. As for the vertical lines. Could be several things. I you haven't used you printer for awhile the ink in the nozzle could of dried up. Most new printers have a nozzle cleaning function. Try that it a couple of times. See if that helps. If it shows any sign of change after that, it dried up ink. It's a hassle to try to get the ink flowing again. I normally just to replace the cartridges. Let me know if this helps or not.
If the bottom plate shows leaking ink
1) Cause : Inside of the machine is dirty, printed paper may be smudged.
a) Press[ON/OFF] to turn on the machine, then remove any paper from the Autosheet Feeder and Cassette.
b) Press the Open Button to open the Paper Output Tray, and open up amd set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.
c) Place the only one sheet of A4/ Letter-size plain paper in landscape, horizontally fol it in half.
d) Unfold the paper, and load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder with the inverted-V edge down.
e) Use right /left arrows to select <BOTTOM CLEANING< from the <MAINTENACE> and press<OK>.
The paper that is loaded in the machine will feed through the machine and be ejected.
If protrusions inside the machine are stained, wipe off the protrusions using a swab or the like.
Important: Before cleaning, be sure to turn off the machine.
3) Cause :Inapproprite media type is used.
* Check to see if the paper you are printing on is too thick or curled.
* Note that smudging may occur at the top and bootm edges of the paper when using Borderless Printing. Ensure that the paper you are using is compatible with Borderless printing.
Refer to the Printer Driver Guide.
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2) Cause : Paper Feed Roller is dirty.
Action : Follow the steps to Clean the Paper Feed Rollers.
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers consumes time , so perform this procedure only when neccessary.
A) Press[ON/OFF] to turn on the machine, then remove any paper from the Autosheet Feeder and Cassette.
b) Use [Feed Switch] to select the paper source to clean.
c) Use right and left arrow keys to select <Roller Cleaning> from tbhe <Maintainnace> and press<ok>.
The Paper Feed Roller will rotate as it cleans.
d) Repeat steps c) 2 times.
e) Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray, and then open up and set the Paper Output Tray Extension completely by pressing down the hollow on the front side.
f) Load three or more sheets of A4/Letter-sized plain paper lengthways in the paper source you selected in step b.
g) Repeat step c) 3 times.
The paper that is loaded in the machine will feed tthrough the machineand be ejected
If there is not signes of imporvement after performing 3 times, contact the Canon Customer Care Center.
Are you using third party ink? make sure your ink is xerox OEM. This will clogg up the inkjets and ruin the print head for ever, If you have always used the third party ink then you might want to get a new print head. . If you have used xerox ink then It sounds like the magenta reservoir has spilled over the cyan. This is caused by moving the printer and not waiting for the cool down procedure. Also you might want to change the print head wiper. If the print head wiper is over used it won't clean the print head properly and what that causes is for ink to build up and causes smudge. also make sure the drum maintance kit is still in good shape. (its the yellow roller on the right side of the printer. Well hopefully this helps .
The reason you see a smudge in the exact same place everytime is due to ink being on the roller. Solution: using good light, use isoprel alchol on a cotton swab to clean the roller. Ink on the roller is also an indication that your head cleaner pad (look really good on the right hand side <inside> for the pad) is dirty. If you've not done so in the past, just flip it over and like magic you have a clean pad...just dirty on the other side.
Hi. There are several reasons for this. The most common one is not replacing the ink roller on time. If the old roller had felt falling off of it, then it will block up the drum. The second is re-inking the roller. If you do this, you end up with a sticky mess and a lot of smudging. Other than that, pieces of paper stuck in the paper path are common. You should inspect the drum again. This is the little group of rubber numbers that spin around and hit the paper while printing. You will usually find sticky muck on the numbers, and you may have to clean them several times. You need to turn the drum as you clean it. Try to use the gears at the side if they are visible. A dry Q-tip is best, as alcohol may damage the thin rubber. Try cleaning the drum again, and look for any improvement. If itgets better on some numbers, then you are probably on the right track. Also, if you could send me a picture of the bad print, that may help also.
repetitive defects are caused by either a ding on the drum in the toner, a scratch or dirty transfer roller, or scratched or dirty heat roller in the fuser, Last but not least is dirty exit roller. the first step to any print quality defect is to cahnge the toner cartridge. Good Luck!
That is known as paper skew. It normally comes from A. Worn or dirty rollers either in or just past the paper tray. B. The paper tray itself. C a spring off a roller not allowing even pressure on the paper, or D, the registration clutch which is responsible for stalling the paper long enough to square it in the machine. For some reason the paper is twisting from uneven drive to the right side of your print as seen in the photo. Could even be a slight obstruction aka a piece of a label or tape that somehow is in the paper path causing the paper to drag in that area. Normally skewing ( twisting ) of the paper it pretty easy to cure. I am suspecting with a 5 year old machine, some slick rollers first, then a spring/pressure problem on some roller. Let me know, We can fix this one.