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Visible lines in prints made on Epson printer

Leon , Jan 03, 2004; 09:22 a.m.

All,

I printed image taken with Canon A60 at maximum resolution and lowest compression. I printed it on Epson Photo 780 using Premium Glossy Photo paper. On the print I see horizontal lines - why? Is it expected? (I changed the ink - same result). I attach a scan made at 300 dpi on Epson Perfection 1640. The lines are clearly visible on the scan/print, but not on the original image from the camera.

Leon


Lines in background. Print scanned at 300 dpi.

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Don Cooper , Jan 03, 2004; 09:50 a.m.

Your printer setup was ??

Leon , Jan 03, 2004; 10:16 a.m.

Printer setting. There's not much to set: select proper paper type - sets it to 720 dpi set to color and automatic, select 'Epson natural Color'

Bear with me I am new to printing ;-)

Rich 815 , Jan 03, 2004; 10:24 a.m.

Have you done a Nozzle Check? Or a Head Alignment Check? All covered in the manual but pretty self-explanatory in the Utlitiy tab of the print driver.

Leon , Jan 03, 2004; 10:29 a.m.

Yes I've printed the nozzle check patterns - looks OK.

Rich 815 , Jan 03, 2004; 10:41 a.m.

and the Head Alignment check?

Steven Clark , Jan 03, 2004; 10:41 a.m.

That sure looks like a clogged nozzle or two to me.

Don Cooper , Jan 03, 2004; 11:55 a.m.

Have you tried it at 1440 print resolution (I assume it has it)?

Leon , Jan 03, 2004; 12:02 p.m.

All,

Thank you so much. I did try custom settings - 2880 dpi and the lines disappeared!

Stupid default settings for the printer driver - I assumed that by selecting the paper I was selecting proper settings.

Well, I learned something today. I am out of ink now - will buy some more and will continue my experiments.

Thanks again. Leon

Brandon Hamilton , Jan 05, 2004; 05:18 p.m.

its also a good idea to run a print head cleaning job on the printer from time to time, as that can cause the exact same symptom

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