Epson WorkForce WF-3520 All-in-One Printer

Selected FAQ

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 Alignment
Print Head Cleaning
Print Head Nozzle Check
Related tasks
Selecting Basic Print Settings - Windows
Selecting Basic Print Settings - Mac OS X
Selecting Additional Layout and Print Options - Windows
Selecting Double-sided Printing Settings - Windows
Cleaning the Paper Path
Related references
Double-sided Printing Options and Adjustments - Mac OS X
Related information
Loading Paper
Published: August 26, 2013

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