Printer Power Cleaning Cycles

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.
Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

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.