When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect
When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, the print head nozzles on FINE Cartridges are
probably clogged. Print the nozzle check pattern to confirm the condition of the nozzles and then
perform Print Head Cleaning.
If print results are not satisfactory, performing Print Head Alignment may improve print quality.
Before performing maintenance
Make sure that a FINE Cartridge has not run out of ink. See "Getting the Ink Status Information" on
Make sure that a FINE Cartridge is installed properly. See "Replacing FINE Cartridges" on page 36.
Make sure that the orange protective tape is removed from the bottom of a FINE Cartridge.
If the error code is displayed on the LED, see "An Error Code Is Displayed on the LED" on page 44.
Increase the Print Quality setting in the printer driver settings.
See "Print Results Not Satisfactory" on page 48.
See "Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern" on page 27.
If lines are missing or if white streaks appear
See "Print Head Cleaning" on page 29.
If the problem is not resolved after performing
Print Head Cleaning twice
See "Print Head Deep Cleaning" on page 30.
If the problem is not resolved after performing Print
Head Deep Cleaning twice
See "Replacing a FINE Cartridge" on page 33.
If the straight line is misaligned or the Print Head position is misaligned, align the Print Head position.
See "Aligning the Print Head" on page 31.
After cleaning the Print
Head, print and examine
the nozzle check pattern.