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Printing Difficulties (continued)
The headers or footers appear
when the document displays on the
screen but they do not show up
when it is printed.
Cannot perform "Page Layout"
Print speed is too slow.
Colour Enhancement is not
working correctly.
Machine does not print from

Print Quality Difficulties

Poor print quality.
There is an unprintable area on the top and bottom of the page. Adjust the top and
bottom margins in your document to allow for this.
(See Unprintable area on page 39.)
Check that the paper size setting in the application and in the printer driver are the
Try changing the printer driver setting. The highest resolution needs longer data
processing, sending and printing time. Try the other quality settings in the printer
driver Advanced tab (Windows
Colour Settings (Windows
make sure you uncheck Color Enhancement.
Turn the Borderless feature off. Borderless printing is slower than normal printing.
(See Software User's Guide: Printing (Windows
(See Software User's Guide: Printing and Faxing (Macintosh).)
If the image data is not full colour in your application (such as 256 colour), Colour
Enhancement will not work. Use at least 24 bit colour data with the Colour
Enhancement feature.
Try to reduce the print resolution.
(See Software User's Guide: Printing (Windows
(See Software User's Guide: Printing and Faxing (Macintosh).)
Check the print quality. (See Checking the print quality on page 103.)
Make sure that the Media Type setting in the printer driver or the Paper Type
setting in the machine's menu matches the type of paper you are using.
(See Paper Type on page 40.)
(See Software User's Guide: Printing (Windows
(See Software User's Guide: Printing and Faxing (Macintosh).)
Make sure that your ink cartridges are fresh. The following may cause ink to clog:
The expiration date written on the cartridge package has passed. (Brother
Original cartridges stay usable for up to two years if kept in their original
The ink cartridge has been in your machine for over six months.
The ink cartridge may not have been stored correctly before use.
Make sure you are using Brother Original Innobella™ ink. Brother does not
recommend the use of cartridges other than Brother Original cartridges or the
refilling of used cartridges with ink from other sources.
Make sure you are using one of the recommended types of paper.
(See Acceptable paper and other print media on page 42.)
The recommended environment for your machine is between 20 C to 33 C.
) or Color Settings (Macintosh). Click
) or Advanced Color Settings (Macintosh) and


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