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Image Edges Are Blurred Or White Banding Occurs; Setting The Blue Switch On The Platen - Canon IPF8400S Basic Manual

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Cause
Scan Wait Time > Area in the Control Panel
menu is set to Leading edge.

Image edges are blurred or white banding occurs

Cause
The Platen suction is too strong.
Incorrect Printhead alignment
value.
The type of paper specified in the
printer driver does not match the
type loaded in the printer.

Setting the Blue Switch on the Platen

If printed documents exhibit the following symptoms, adjust the setting of the blue Switch on the
Platen.
• Image edges are blurred
• Image edges are affected by white banding
• Always set all of the blue Switch on the Platen to the ● side for borderless printing. If the
Switch are not set correctly, the print quality may deteriorate.
Important
1
Remove any loaded paper that will not be used.
• Rolls (See "Removing the Roll from the Printer.")➔P.18
• Sheet (See "Removing Sheets.")➔P.24
When Scan Wait Time > Area is set to Leading edge, colors may be
uneven 110–160 mm from the leading edge. (The position varies
depending on the Print Quality setting.)
In this case, select Scan Wait Time > Area > Entire area.
However, note that printing will now take longer.
(See "Menu Settings.")➔User's Guide
In the Control Panel menu, reduce the level of VacuumStrngth.
(See "Adjusting the Vacuum Strength.")➔User's Guide
Close the blue Switch on the platen so that it matches the paper size.
(See "Setting the Blue Switch on the Platen.")➔P.119
When printing fine lines or text at high precision on glossy or semi-glossy photo or
proofing paper, set the optimal Printhead height before aligning the printhead.
(See "Enhancing Printing Quality.")➔User's Guide
In the Control Panel menu, set Head Height to a lower height.
(See "Troubleshooting Paper Abrasion and Blurry Images.")➔User's Guide
Load paper of the same type as you have specified in the printer driver.
(See "Loading Rolls in the Printer.")➔P.14
(See "Loading Sheets in the Printer.")➔P.21
Make sure the same type of paper is specified in the printer driver as you have
loaded in the printer.
1. Press the Stop button and stop printing.
2. Change the type of paper in the printer driver and try printing again.
Corrective Action
Corrective Action
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