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.

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

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Problem
The borders on my print aren’t equal.

Solution
Create a Custom Paper Size with equal borders.

PageSetup

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Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

Printing Off Paper

January 20, 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
My image printed off the edge of the paper.

Solution
Reset the Page Setup. Check paper size and orientation and borders.

PageSetup

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If you’re using an unusual sheet size create a Custom Paper Size.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

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

Problem
I cleaned the heads but they’re still clogged.

Solution
Clean them again. The fourth time in a row initiates a power cleaning cycle.

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New Epson printers have anti-clogging coatings on the nozzles and initiate self-clean cycles automatically.

When power cleaning cycles don’t work you can humidify the heads (rest them no wet sponge for a while).

You’ll need to perform nozzle checks more often if you’re in a very dry environment (air conditioning dries) or you don’t use a printer for extended periods of time.

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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.

Colored Micro-Banding

January 17, 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 colored micro-banding in my print(s).

Solution
Unclog the nozzles with the Printer Utility.

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Colored micro-banding means one of the inkheads isn’t firing. It’s not always uniform.
Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.


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