Epson Stylus Color Ink Jet Printer

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Q:
The printed output I am getting is unacceptable. What can I do to improve the quality?
A:
Make sure the Economy light on the printer is not on, and if printing on EPSON special coated paper, ensure that you are printing on the coated side of the paper. If the Economy light is on, press the Economy/Condensed button multiple times until the Economy/Condensed lights are both off. Economy mode is only intended for printing rough drafts and should not be enabled for normal printing. Try printing again. If printing has not improved, perform a cleaning cycle. For COLOR Cleaning press the Pause button, then push ALT and Economy/Condensed; or for BLACK Cleaning press the Pause button, then ALT and Load/Eject. Print the self test page to see if printing has improved (Power on the printer while holding down the Load/Eject button for 10 seconds or until the data light comes on or paper loads). If the quality is acceptable, verify that the correct driver is selected as the default driver. Make sure that COLOR is selected in the driver. Ensure that HALFTONING is NOT selected in the driver. You may want to manipulate the settings within the application to achieve the optimum print results. If the quality from the self test page is not acceptable, replace the ink cartridge. Additional Troubleshooting information is located in the Users Manual. If the print quality is still unacceptable, have the printer sent in for repair.

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