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.

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.