What should I do if my printout is blurry or smeared?
Blurry or Smeared Printout
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.
Make sure the ink
has dried before reloading the paper to print on the other side.
Run a nozzle check to see
if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if
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.