Light Micro-Banding

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.
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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

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

Locating Printer Utilities

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …
Problem
I can’t find my printer utilities.
Solution
On a Mac, go to System Preferences, click on Print&Fax, double click on the icon for your printer,  click Printer Setup, click Utility, Click Open Printer Utility.
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The most common uses for the printer Utility are to remove nozzle clogs and to align print heads. New Epson printer models are self-cleaning and self-aligning so you won’t have to do this often. But when the automated systems fall short, knowing where this utility is can be helpful.
Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.