If your printouts are blurry or smeared, try these
your paper is not damp, curled, old, or loaded incorrectly in your
support sheet with special paper, or load special paper one sheet
at a time.
Place a piece of black paper on the back of the
original and copy it again.
your paper meets the specifications for your product.
papers to ensure proper saturation and absorption of genuine Epson
the paper type setting in your product software matches the type of
paper you loaded.
When manually printing 2-sided, make sure the ink is
completely dry before loading the paper.
sheet from the output tray as it is printed.
handling printouts on glossy paper right after printing to allow
the ink to set.
Dry printouts completely before filing or displaying
them. When drying printouts, avoid direct sunlight, do not use a
dryer, and do not touch the printed side of the paper.
Do not stack printouts immediately after
If you print
on both sides of a sheet of paper, smudges may appear on the
reverse side of heavily saturated or dark images. If one side of a
sheet will contain a lighter image or text, print that side first.
Make sure the ink has dried before reloading the
paper to print on the other side.Adjust
the density and/or ink drying time settings.
copies are smeared, lower the copy density setting on the product
The ink levels may be low and you may need to refill
the ink. Visually check the ink levels.
Run a nozzle
check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then
clean the print head, if necessary.
Do not press too hard on the original or the
document cover when you are scanning originals on the scanner
Clean the scanner glass.
Clean the ADF.
Use the ink before the date printed on the
If you printed when the ink levels were too low to
be seen in the ink tank windows, refill the ink tanks to the upper
lines and run the Power Cleaning utility. Then run a nozzle check
to see if print quality has improved.
If you have not used the product for a long time,
run the Power Cleaning utility.
Cleaning consumes a lot of ink, so run this utility only if you
cannot improve print quality by cleaning the print head.
product will not operate properly while tilted at an angle. Place
it on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base of the
product in all directions.