Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer

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Q:
What should I do if my printout is blurry or smeared?
A:
If your printouts are blurry or smeared, try these solutions:
  • Make sure your paper is not damp, curled, old, or loaded incorrectly in your product.
  • Use a support sheet with special paper, or load special paper one sheet at a time.
  • Make sure your paper meets the specifications for your product.
  • Use Epson papers to ensure proper saturation and absorption of genuine Epson inks.
  • Make sure the paper type setting in your product software matches the type of paper you loaded.
  • Remove each sheet from the output tray as it is printed.
  • Avoid handling printouts on glossy paper right after printing to allow the ink to set.
  • Turn off any high speed settings in your product software.
  • If you print on both sides of a sheet of paper, smudges may appear on the reverse side of heavily saturated or dark images. If one side of a sheet will contain a lighter image or text, print that side first. Adjust the Print Density and/or Ink Drying Time settings.
  • Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary.
  • Align the print head.
  • Clean the paper path.

Note: Your product will not operate properly while tilted at an angle. Place it on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base of the product in all directions.

Related concepts
Print Head Cleaning
Print Head Alignment
Related tasks
Selecting Basic Print Settings - Windows
Selecting Additional Layout and Print Options - Windows
Selecting Basic Print Settings - Mac OS X
Selecting Double-sided Printing Settings - Windows
Selecting Double-sided Printing Settings - Mac OS X
Cleaning the Paper Path
Related information
Loading Paper
Updated: March 12, 2013

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