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Documents are printed in monochrome

Documents are printed in monochrome
Documents are printed in monochrome
In the Advanced Settings of the printer driver,
Monochrome or Monochrome (Photo), is speci-
fied in Color Mode.
The Printhead nozzles are clogged.

Line thickness is not uniform

Line thickness is not uniform
Cause
In the Special Settings dialog box of
the Windows printer driver, Fast
Graphic Process is selected.
The blue Switch on the platen is set
incorrectly.
The type of paper specified in the
printer driver does not match the type
loaded in the printer.
Incorrect Printhead alignment value.
Depending on the type of paper, the
thickness of printed lines may be no-
ticeably inconsistent.

Lines or colors are misaligned

Lines or colors are misaligned
Cause
The Printhead is not being aligned cor-
rectly.
The type of paper specified in the printer
driver does not match the type loaded in
the printer.
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Cause
Access the printer driver Properties dialog box from Print in the File menu of the source applica-
tion, and follow these steps to print.
1.
Clear the option Open Preview When Print Job Starts on the Main sheet.
2.
Clear the option Page Layout on the Layout sheet.
3.
Click the Special Settings button on the Layout sheet to display the Special Settings dialog
box, and then clear the option Fast Graphic Process.
Move the Switch numbered corresponding to the size of paper for printing opposite to the ● posi-
tion.
(See "Setting the Blue Switch on the Platen.")
Load paper of the same type as you have specified in the printer driver.
(See "Loading Rolls in the Printer.")
(See "Loading Sheets in the Feed Slot.")
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.
When printing fine lines or text at high precision on glossy or semi-glossy photo or proofing pa-
per, set the optimal Printhead height before aligning the printhead.
(See "Enhancing Printing Quality.")
In the Control Panel menu, use a lower Head Height setting.
(See "Troubleshooting Paper Abrasion and Blurry Images.")
Specify Proof in Print Priority in the printer driver.
(See "Giving Priority to Particular Graphic Elements and Colors for Printing.")
Adjust the Printhead alignment.
(See "Automatic Adjustment to Straighten Lines and Colors.")
(See "Manual Adjustment to Straighten Lines and Colors.")
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.")
In the Control Panel menu, use a lower Head Height setting.
(See "Troubleshooting Paper Abrasion and Blurry Images.")
Load paper of the same type as you have specified in the printer driver.
(See "Loading Rolls in the Printer.")
(See "Loading Sheets in the Feed Slot.")
Make sure the same type of paper is specified in the printer driver as you have loaded in the
printer.
In the Advanced Settings of the printer driver, specify Color in Color Mode and try
printing again.
Print a test pattern to check the color ink nozzles and see if they are clogged.
(See "Checking for Nozzle Clogging.")
Corrective Action
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