Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer

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Q:
What should I do if my product is printing blank pages from Windows or OS X?
A:
There are several factors which may contribute to the product printing blank pages such as print settings, low ink, or the product itself.

Before printing, do the following:

  • Place the product on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product won't operate properly if it's tilted or at an angle.
  • If the ink cartridges are old or low on ink, you may need to replace them.
  • Make sure the correct product is selected as your printer.
  • Make sure you're using paper that meets the product's specifications.

    Note: Transparencies, hole-punched paper, and vellum paper are not supported.

Try printing again.

If your print job prints correctly, you're done.

If you are still seeing blank pages, do the following:

  1. Make a copy.
    • If the page is fine, go to the next step.
    • If the page is blank, print a nozzle check pattern to see if any of the nozzles are clogged. Clean the print head, if necessary.
  2. Check the paper size settings in the printing program and printer software.
    • Make sure your document does not contain blank pages. If your software has a Preview option, check if there are any blank pages in your document before you print and remove them, if necessary.
    • Make sure the paper size, orientation, and layout settings in your software are correct.
    • If a blank page is in a document you are printing you can skip it by selecting the Skip Blank Page setting in your printer software as instructed below.

Windows

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Windows 8.x: Navigate to the Apps screen and select Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Right-click your printer and select Printing Preferences.
    • Windows 7: Click and select Devices and Printers. Right-click your printer and select Printing Preferences.
    • Windows Vista: Click and select Control Panel (or point to Settings and then select Control Panel). Select Printer (under Hardware and Sound) or Printers. Right-click your printer and select Printing Preferences.
    • Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel (or point to Settings and then select Control Panel). Select Printers and Other Hardware (if available) and then Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer and select Printing Preferences.

  2. Select the Maintenance tab, then select the Extended Settings button.
  3. In the Settings area, select the Skip Blank Page setting or checkbox.
  4. Click OK as necessary to save your settings.

OS X

  1. Open the menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Select Print & Scan, Print & Fax, or Printers & Scanners, select your product, then select Options & Supplies.
  3. Select Driver or Options.

    You see this screen:


  4. Set Skip Blank Page to On.
  5. Click OK.

If you still can't print, the product may have a problem. Contact Epson support.

Related tasks
Checking the Nozzles Using the Product Control Panel
Cleaning the Print Head Using the Product Control Panel
Updated: July 14, 2015

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