A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Digital Darkroom > Printing>Printers>Home > Visible lines in prints made...

Featured Equipment Deals

Eyeist Review: My Experience Read More

Eyeist Review: My Experience

Photographer, mom, and blogger Rebekah Gough shares her Eyeist.com experience. In short, she loved it. Read on to find out why it was so fantastic.

Latest Equipment Articles

Lensbaby Spark Review Read More

Lensbaby Spark Review

This inexpensive gadget does indeed spark your creativity. Read on to see how.

Latest Learning Articles

Interview with Environmental Photographer: Peter Essick Read More

Interview with Environmental Photographer: Peter Essick

A conversation with National Geographic photographer, Peter Essick, author of Our Beautiful, Fragile World.


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.

Responses

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

Back to top

Notify me of Responses