SCENARIO: You’re working on your report and when you’re ready to print it, your EPSON Printer’s printout is not satisfying.
Maybe it would be blurry, no black or one of the tri-color is missing or anything related to bad printout. Here are some few VERY EASY STEPS you can do before you decide in bringing your printer to an EXPERT Technician.
Note: The images used on this tutorial is done on a Windows 7 Operating System (O.S.) If you’re using a Windows 10 O.S. there is an interface difference but the principle of doing it is the same. Do this at your own risks!
In this tutorial, I used Epson L220 but you may still see the same interface for other models namely; L120, L210, L350, L360 and slight difference for Epson L3110. But the idea or principle is the same. Flush the ink or Deep Cleaning.
LET’S GET STARTED!
STEP 1. Look in the lower – left of your computer monitor and find the encircled Windows Logo in blue as you can see in the image below. Click it and you will see another dialogue box that will give you other options to choose from.
STEP 2. Once this dialogue box shows-up, go find the word “Devices and Printers“. After finding it, click that tab to see a list of devices and printers that were installed on your computer.
STEP 3. As you can see in the image below, there are lots of printers that are listed and you may find it difficult in looking at which icon should you click to. In your case, this might seldom happen as you only have a few printers connected to your computer.
To know which is which, make sure that your printer is already turned ON and your printer cable is connected to your printer as well. After double-checking, look for the icon that is not blurred.
Note: If there are chances that you can see more than one icon that is not being blurred, turn off your printer and look for the icon that will change from black color into a blur icon. Once you’ve seen it, congratulations you’re looking at the right icon to work on.
Right-click on that icon and a drop-down will appear. Look for the “Printing Preferences” tab and select it.
Are you still following me? If so, let’s continue! 🙂
STEP 4. After you clicked the Printing preferences tab, a new popup will appear that looks like the image below. Click on the Maintenance tab to see the maintenance option buttons.
STEP 5. Click the “Power Ink Flushing” button to flush all the solid residue that is clogged inside your Epson’s printhead. A new popup box will appear but all you have to do is follow the simple instructions until you see the “START” button. Basa2x din pag may time ha. 😀
If your printer’s printhead is not that clogged, the power ink flushing might solve the problem. To know this, you can do an immediate Nozzle Check to see the result of you just did earlier. Make sure that you put a paper in your printer’s paper tray before clicking the Nozzle Check button.
Once you’ve clicked it, your printer will start to printout the result of your cleaning procedure. Once the printing is done, look at the paper if you can still see broken lines on the nozzle check result. If NONE, the you’re done.
CAUTION: If you can still see many broken lines, proceed to step #6. But before you proceed, turn off your printer for at least 120 seconds or 2 minutes to rest your printhead. This will avoid your printhead getting burned.
STEP 6: Once you’re done resting your printer, turn it ON again and continue what we’ve left doing. So look at the Maintenance dialogue box and look for the “Head Cleaning” button. Most of the time, this is just below the nozzle check button. Click it and just follow the instructions afterward.
STEP 7. FINAL CHECK! After the head cleaning is done, put a bondpaper again in the paper tray and do a Final Nozzle Check.
This is the phase of whether you decide to go to a technician or not. If you can still see the broken lines in the nozzle check result. I suggest that you bring your printer to printer technician expert like #PCFIX 🙂
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Until the next blog post.