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Print Quality is Poor

Check the following if the print quality is poor due to blurry prints, banding, missing colors, faded colors, and misalignment in the prints.

Checking the printer
  • Perform a nozzle check, and then clean the print head if any of the print head nozzles are clogged.

  • Align the print head.

Checking the paper
  • Use paper supported by this printer.

  • Do not print on paper that is damp, damaged, or too old.

  • If the paper is curled or the envelope is puffed up, flatten it.

  • Do not stack the paper immediately after printing.

  • Dry the printouts completely before filing or displaying them. When drying the printouts, avoid direct sun light, do not use a dryer, and do not touch the printed side of paper.

  • When printing images or photos, Epson recommends using genuine Epson paper rather than plain paper. Print on the printable side of the genuine Epson paper.

Checking the print settings
  • Select the appropriate paper type setting for the type of paper loaded in the printer.

  • Print using a higher quality setting.

Checking the ink cartridge
  • Epson recommends using the ink cartridge before the date printed on the package.

  • For best results, use up ink cartridge within six months of opening the package.

  • Try to use genuine Epson ink cartridges. This product is designed to adjust colors based on the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges. The use of non-genuine ink cartridges may cause print quality to decline.