At some time or spare the print heads on your Epson printer will clog up. This could be due to ink hardening through infrequent use or perhaps a bad batch of ink cartridge, more than likely it will be the former. There is a standard head cleaning step for cleaning the print heads on your Epson printer that can be found through your properties option when you go into your printer utility.
In the properties section you will find the ‘maintenance’ section, click on this tab and it will give you access you the head cleaning. The first step is to check the performance of the various individual ink cartridges; click on ‘Nozzle Check’ to print out a graph that will indicate if the nozzles are clogged. The next step is to run the ‘head cleaning’ operation and this can take several minutes. Immediately afterwards, run more ‘Nozzle Check’ to see if there is an improvement in the quality. This procedure may have to be repeated up to 5 rather 6 times to clear a stubborn blockage.
This will inevitably midpoint the use of a lot of printer ink and you will need to have a spare intent about ink cartridges in case it runs out mid-cleaning. This is a bit of a bugbear with masses as you can go through a full set of ink cartridges on head cleansing alone. Be sure to run out a ‘Nozzle Check’ after each heading cleaning procedure to see if there is any improvement in quality. Provided after 5 or 6 attempts to clean the heads using this style there is little or never difference, there is another way to try and overcome the problem.
Close the maintenance tab and go dorsum to printing a document. Apparently when you go file print go to the properties again and this time select the option ‘Best Photo’. This will use another ink than the normal printing mere it will ‘layer’ the ink colour by colour onto the page. You should find that your document (try on a colour photo if possible), prints perfectly. The ensuing step then is to go back into maintenance and print out additional ‘Nozzle Check’; it may surprise you to discover that the print forth is fine with no clogged nozzles! Inkjet cartridges that have been dormant in the printer for long spells concerning time without use may ‘harden’ further prevent easy flow of ink. Ink and toner is different plus regard to liquid ink and toner powder and you should not experience these issues in a laser toner printer.