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Print Quality Is Poor; Print Quality Does Not Improve Even After Aligning The Print Head - Epson XP-432 Series User Manual

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User's Guide
Related Information
"Checking and Cleaning the Print Head" on page 79

Print Quality is Poor

Check the following if the print quality is poor due to blurry prints, banding, missing colors, faded colors,
misalignment, and mosaic-like patterns in the prints.
❏ Use paper supported by this printer.
❏ Select the appropriate paper type setting for the type of paper loaded in the printer.
❏ Do not print on paper that is damp, damaged, or too old.
❏ If the paper is curled or the envelope is puffed up, flatten it.
❏ Perform a nozzle check, and then clean the print head if any of the print head nozzles are clogged.
❏ Align the print head.
❏ Print using a higher quality setting.
❏ Do not stack the paper immediately after printing.
❏ Dry the printouts completely before filing or displaying them. When drying the printouts, avoid direct sun light,
do not use a dryer, and do not touch the printed side of paper.
❏ When printing images or photos, Epson recommends using genuine Epson paper rather than plain paper. Print
on the printable side of the genuine Epson paper.
❏ Try to use genuine Epson ink cartridges. This product is designed to adjust colors based on the use of genuine
Epson ink cartridges. The use of non-genuine ink cartridges may cause print quality to decline.
❏ Epson recommends using the ink cartridge before the date printed on the package.
❏ For best results, use up ink cartridge within six months of opening the package.
❏ When printing images or photos, print using high-resolution data. Images on websites are often low resolution
although they look good enough on the display, and so print quality may decline.
Related Information
"Available Paper and Capacities" on page 18
"List of Paper Types" on page 19
"Paper Handling Precautions" on page 17
"Checking and Cleaning the Print Head" on page 79
"Aligning the Print Head" on page 81

Print Quality Does Not Improve Even After Aligning the Print Head

During bidirectional (or high speed) printing, the print head prints while moving in both directions, and vertical
lines may be misaligned. If print quality does not improve, disable the bidirectional (or high speed) setting.
Disabling this setting may slow down printing speed.
❏ Windows
Clear High Speed on the printer driver's More Options tab.
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  • Allan Jamieson Nov 12, 2018 09:14:
    A wonderful product,bu​t as an old age man .
    It is sometimes difficult to ge my head around.