Question about Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

White lines throught the print

This is great timing. My son has a report due in two days and all of a sudden, anything we print has **** horizontal lines running through the text. Can you help? The printer has plenty of ink and I'm lost.

Posted by sunday1 on

Ad

1 Answer

Altin S1

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

Try cleaning printheads through printer driver.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Consumers comments on canon pixma p722 color printer


User Reviews
By Datanerd

from Alexandria, VA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
3.0
Great output but finicky
11/28/2014
Pros
Compact Design
Excellent Print Quality
Cons
Pricey Replacement Ink
Unreliable
Best Uses
Photos and Graphics
Comment:
I've had this printer for over a year now. I have it set up wirelessly connected to my network. The biggest problem I have is that I have 3 computers in the household and sometimes, for whatever reason, this printer will not realize it is done printing from the last job and will continue to think that it is working. So, when you go to print to it from another computer, you get the Another computer is using the printer. Please wait. This will continue until you go and turn the printer off and wait for the insanely long turning off cycle, then turn it back on. <br /><br />Once you do get it working, it gives you great output for both text and photos. I have been doing a lot of scanning old black and white family negatives and printing them, and my family members thought the prints were from a photo lab. <br /><br />Bottom line: if you want excellent output and have a tolerance for quirky connections, you will be OK with this. If, like my wife, you just want it to work like an appliance, and find the locking up infuriating, I would not recommend it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six monthsBottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Larry

from Santa Rosa, CA
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
2.0
Great photos but bad paper handling
5/19/2014
Pros
Excellent Photo Printing
Excellent Print Quality
Cons
Hard Setup
Jams Easily
Slow Operation
Very Slow To Get Started
Best Uses
Photos and Graphics
Comment:
As rated by CU, it produces very nice photo prints. Text quality is also good when set on standard but not so good on fast. It takes it's time to get started when you send it something to print, whirring and clicking for a good minute before anything actually prints. My main complaint is paper handling. I sometimes print mailing labels from sheets. My previous printer, an HP 7560, would accept a sheet with an upward curled front lip. The Canon iP7220 either doesn't accept it or jams up solidly.
How long have you owned it:
A month or lessBottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By rdman6

from Mission Viejo, CA
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
2.0
Would not recommend
4/16/2014
Pros
Gorgeous Photos Sometimes
Cons
Jams Easily
Pricey Replacement Ink
Slow Operation
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Tried brochure paper and spent two days trying to get color right. Used glossy and matte photo paper for great print results, mostly. color shifted for no apparent reason. First batch of matte paper worked great, others jammed every 2-5 sheets. Will not pick up matte paper sometimes, gets worse the more I try.
How long have you owned it:
A month or lessBottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend. The Canon Pixma iP7220 is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. The Canon Pixma iP7220 Printers features and specs include Can print if color empty, Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Individual color tanks, LCD viewer, Auto-duplexing. In our lab tests, Printers models like the Canon Pixma iP7220 are reviewed on Text cost (cents), 4x6 photo cost ($), 8x10 photo cost ($), 4x6 photo time, 8x10 photo time, Overall score, Photo quality, Power saving, Text quality, Graphics quality, Ink cost/month ($), Maintenance ink use, Text speed. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Canon Pixma iP7220 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Canon Pixma iP7220 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Canon Pixma iP7220.

Jan 03, 2015 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

When it prints there is a line through the text printed that does not print and i need to know why it started printing like that all of a sudden. So it will print a line of text but there is a part of the...


Sounds like the print head is at fault. The print head is actually a vertical line of small wires that move in and out to form the dots as the head moves across the page printing one row of characters at a time. One of the wires has failed. While it is possible that cleaning the print head with contact cleaner will resolve the problem, it might be time to replace the print head, or likely buy a used working replacement printer at less money than the cost to repair.

Jan 18, 2010 | OKI MICROLINE 321 Turbo Matrix Printer

1 Answer

Looks like a braille text


Open the HP Printer Toolkit (this software was installed from the CD-ROM that came with the HP printer) and run a "cleaning cycle",
because some of the ink-jets are clogged, which results in the "all-white" horizontal lines, where some part of that line should be black.

Jan 05, 2010 | HP Photosmart 7450 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

White lines and "missing ink" on printing text & graphics


you have a defective or near empty toner cartridge. Try shaking it side to side

Jun 11, 2009 | HP LaserJet 1100 Printer

1 Answer

Prints a page and random lines have a line running across


I had a problem similar to this where it would print 7/16" horizontal band blank and then a 7/16" horizontal band correctly. This problem occured systematically when printing text.
Called Canon support after a great deal of searching around on the web and they shipped me a new printhead. Problem solved.
If your printer is anywhere near a year or less old call them up and explain the problem. They were very helpful.

Dec 01, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

HP z2100 horizontal lines where the text or object are


Check for updated firmware and drivers. Also, if all your object and text or black try changing them to color and see if that helps, maybe there is something wrong with your black printhead, the black may not be used when printing photos, the printer may be using process black for photoes and real black for black text and objects.

Oct 08, 2008 | HP DesignJet Z2100 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Horizontal white lines through the text


Your ink cartridge (s) is dried up, even some new ones are dried up, even tho' they're sealed.

Some self-tests don't use black.

Sep 21, 2008 | HP DeskJet 6122 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Poor printing quality on text


so, what sort of text is it you are attempting to print? what program is in use?





Aug 15, 2008 | Dell A940 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Color problem


clean the unit and if not functioning the unit .!

Mar 08, 2008 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Scanning Problems


I need some more information are the lines horizontal or vertical? Does it print fine from the computer? Does this problem only happen when you scan an item in and then print it or copying an item then print it? Also when you get this output do you have some of the text and lines or just lines?

Jan 08, 2008 | HP LaserJet 3050 All-In-One Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer Logo

220 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Epson Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6120 Answers

Muntejaya Ginting
Muntejaya Ginting

Level 3 Expert

10422 Answers

Are you an Epson Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...