Paper Won’t Feed

January 22, 2010 | Leave a Comment |

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …

Problem
The paper won’t feed. It jams or feeds through without printing.

Solution
Make sure your paper is seated correctly in the printer.

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Setting for Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper on Manual Rear.

MediaSetting_USFA

Setting for Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper on Manual Rear.

Check your Paper Feed setting and if the problem persists, adjust the Platen Gap.

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Thicker papers need to be fed with the Manual Rear option. Make sure you’re using it and you’ve specified this in the printer driver. You may still need to adjust the Platen Gap to a wider setting for thicker media (like Epson Exhibition Fiber Fine Art Paper). Many thicker papers will tend to jam when feeding them in bulk. You may need to feed them one at a time. Sometimes, you even need to give the paper a gentle nudge when the printer first feeds it.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

Light Micro-Banding

January 18, 2010 | Leave a Comment |

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …

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Problem
I’ve got white micro-banding in my print(s).

Solution
Check for nozzle clogs with the Printer Utility.

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Realign the print heads with the Printer Utilities.

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If the problem persists, adjust print speed slower with Advanced Media Control’s Paper Feed Adjustment.

PaperFeedAdjustment

In rare cases, the media feed speed can’t be adjusted with software adequately and that means it’s time to send a printer in for servicing.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

Dark Micro-Banding

January 16, 2010 | Leave a Comment |

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …

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Problem
I’ve got dark micro-banding in my print(s).

Solution
Realign the print heads with the Printer Utility. If printing on High Speed, try printing with High Speed off.

printerutilitiesheadalign

If the problem persists, adjust print speed with Advanced Media Control’s Paper Feed Adjustment.

PaperFeedAdjustment

Dark micro-banding happens when lines of ink overlap each other. Imprecise head alignment is the most common problem. Less frequently, the speed media is feed through the printer is slightly off. In rare cases, the media feed speed can’t be adjusted with software adequately and that means it’s time to send a printer in for servicing.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.


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