I have printed off 5 photos and they were good prints on 4x6 photo paper. the next 2 prints had lines across the pictures, then next couple were distorted and the red and blue color was very bright. After doing 4 more I gave up because those photos were a mix of all problems. I ran a calibration and I ran a service clean printhead. Still the problem exists as far as distorted pictures.
Most likely your print head is clogged, there are 2,000 some nozzle's in it. If the printer is not used for a moderate amount of time the ink can dry up and cause a clog in those nozzle's. You can try reseating the ink cartridges(take them out turn off power, unplug printer, power back on & wait for it to get done making noise) then proceed doing a printhead clean from the main menu, or homecenter->?->maintenance. Then after that do a calibration, print a demo sheet to see if there is any improvment. The printhead clean pushes ink through the nozzles to try to clear clogs. The calibration scans those nozzles to see which are avalible to use, and makes sure that all the avalible nozzles are being used. If this does not fix the problem you most likely need a printhead but you will have to call kodak; as they are not avalible in stores. Also you can try updating your firmware from kodak home center, or www.kodak.com/go/downloads
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If you put regular paper in the tray as it is asking does the printer use the regular paper to print the picture? If so, be sure the 4x6 photo paper tray (with photo paper) is pushed all the way in, and when you select print there should be an option (probably hidden in a submenu) to select the photo tray as the paper source. If you are printing from Adobe Acrobat, I have not found a reliable way to get the c6180 to use the photo paper tray.
I hope this helps.
Turn on the Epson 875DC and the attached computer. Make sure the cable between the two devices is securely in place.
Remove any paper that is in the printer's feeder tray. Place the 4x6 photo paper printable side up in the tray, with the support sheet at the bottom of the stack of photo paper. Adjust the paper guides so they are pressed against the margins of the paper.
Open the photos to be printed in your computer software program of choice. When you are ready to print the photos, click on the "File" link at the top of the window, then choose "Print." Click on "Properties" and select "4x6" for the paper size and "Photo Paper" under the paper type. Click "OK" to close the "Properties" window, then click "OK" again to print the photos.
Kindly place the paper in the photo paper tray and then place a photo on the scanner glass of the paper and press copy.Correspondingly,if you are printing from computer make sure that you select 4X6 in the printing properties or preferences while printing the pictures.
Your issue will be solved.Keep me posted if you are facing any problems.
Set the default printer driver settings to print 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photos
Make sure 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper is loaded into the photo tray.
The Photo Tray light on the printer does not have to be lit when printing from a computer.
Click Start and then click Control Panel .
Click Printers and Faxes .
Right-click the icon for the HP Photosmart 8200 Series and select Printing Preferences .
On the Paper/Quality tab, select 4x6 or 4x6 with tab from the Size is drop-down menu (under Paper Options).
Make sure that the Source is box is set to Photo tray .
Click the Borderless Printing box if borderless prints are desired.
Click Apply and then click OK .
Open the software program you wish to use and set up the pictures you want to print. Make sure to select a 4x6 inch layout for the photos within the software program before you print from the software program.
At the printer:
1. Remove any paper from the input tray
2. Put a few sheets of 4x6 (10 or so) in the same tray
3. Adjust the paper holder bar so that the 4x6 paper stays straight in place. The holder bar was holding the 8x11 paper in place.
On the computer:
Open a picture
Seect [File] [Print]
Select the photo printer from the list
Cick on [Preferences]
See the paper type? select photo paper
See the paper size? Select 4x6
Sorry but your question seems to be unclear.
Here are the solutions that I see:
- try fixing the orientation of your paper on the printer:
-- go to printer "properties" then select "paper" then set it to
landscape or portrait. You might just have to cut the extra
- try changing the paper size on the printer "properties" if it has
no 4x6 then choose "custom size"
For this concern try pressing "copy+cancel" for media calibration then try again, make sure you have an A4 paper loaded. If this doesnt help you out try using the Kodak website www.kodak.com/go/itg and use "image quality" for class.
Your printer sounds as if it has a hatred for one type of paper size!!! Seriously, it could be a positional blockage, ie debris in a place that allows large paper no worries, but as soon as it repositions itself to do 4x6 it catches a block. open unit if you can and thoroughly check for debris, ie papeer bits. Hope this helps. Also give your printer some tlc, clean heads, both manually with solution and cotton buds, and run print tests, clear print jobs memory, and try unconnecting and reconnecting cables, and powere supply.