Printers have become a staple in everyday
office life. You may think that since printers are so essential for work,
offices would have understood how they work and prevent fuzzy prints, ink
smears, horizontal lines and more. Sadly, almost every office in the country
faces printer troubles. But, it is not necessary to replace the printer or call
a technician to fix the problem.
Printing Issues that you can Solve on your Own!
Is the printing quality not up to the mark?
Are you tired of faded prints? Are you unable to get a specific color on the
paper? Well, all these problems can be solved easily. Let’s understand what
common printing issues you face every day and how you can solve them without
spending money on a new printer.
1. Strange Characters;
If the prints are coming out with strange
characters or improper formatting, the printer driver may be at fault here. You
need to update it which will then convert the image or text into a language
that your printer understands easily.
And, if the problem is related to missing
character, text or a specific color, ink may have clogged in the printhead and
you may need to run a cleaning program on the printhead. Even low levels of ink
can cause the problem which means it is time for a replacement.
2. Fuzzy Prints
Printer-owners want to increase
the life of ink cartridges and they often ignore the low-ink warning (which
is not really a bad thing to do). Many times, ink cartridges contain up to 45%
ink when the printer first alerts you about low levels. But, when the prints
are fuzzy or the text appears faded, it usually means one thing: The ink is
about to get over.
But before replacing the cartridges right
away, check for the paper. A damp paper can also cause the problem. Also, check
the printer settings. Is it on ‘Eco-Mode’ or is it set to low density? If yes,
switch on the normal mode. Only replace the ink when the problem still
3. Smeared Prints
The problem can be caused by several
different reasons and you need to check whether you are committing mistakes
such as not matching the paper quality and paper setting of the printer,
keeping the printhead clogged, broken fuser assembly, using sub-standard ink or
toner and more. Sometimes, cleaning the inside of the machine also helps to
remove clogged ink and solve the problem.
4. Horizontal Stripes and
There are multiple reasons why horizontal
banding or light/dark horizontal stripes occur. It can be due to nozzle clogs.
The clogs are common when the printer has been inactive printer for a while,
the printer is dusty or the printhead is not working to its optimum level. So,
clean the nozzles and run a cleaning program on the printhead. Another reasons include misalignment of
low-quality print settings, and improper paper settings as well.
5. The Issue of ‘Ghosting’
‘Ghosting’ occurs when slightly lighter
images of previous prints are still visible in current pages. It is a common
issue in toner cartridges that makes the new printouts look dirty. Usually, the
main cause of ghosting is a faulty imaging drum unit or the fuser unit. But
before you make a purchase, check the humidity conditions. Humidity can cause
improper distribution of toner. Also, if you have used thick paper before, it
can become a reason for ghosting. Run a cleaning cycle to remove excess toner.
6. Overall Bad Printing Quality
If you not happy with the printing results,
you may be opting for unreliable third-party ink. There is nothing wrong in
thinking about cost when it comes to ink and toner. Let’s face it: Ink is
expensive. Whether you are opting for compatible ink
cartridge or genuine toner cartridge, do not buy ink from anyone and
everyone. Choose a reliable printer equipment store online or otherwise, seek reviews and then make a purchase. It will help you to enjoy
overall better printing quality.
Well-Maintained Printer can deliver Great Prints
Buying an expensive inkjet printer or laser
printer doesn’t mean it won’t give you any printing problems. If you do not
take care of the printer and understand the reason behind reduction in printing
quality, your problem will not be solved. Also, purchasing printer parts
without thinking of each and every solution is a waste of money. So, make sure
that whenever you are dealing with a printing issue, consider the reasons and
take necessary steps to maintain the quality of the printer.
Remember a well-maintained printer means
stunning printing results for a very long time.
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