15 common photo printer problems and DIY solutions

    | Photography Tips | 27/03/2013 01:00am

    Nozzle and roller problems

    Nozzle problems

    11 Nozzle problems
    A nozzle check will show if all colours are accurately rendered. Then run a cleaning cycle  and do the nozzle check again. Repeat this no more than three times. Canon users can then try a single Deep Cleaning cycle.

    You can also have the printer serviced, or spray paper with glass cleaner and use it to make a test print. HP users can replace the cartridges, giving a new printhead and thus a new set of nozzles.


    Roller problems

    12 Roller problems
    If your printer has managed to get ink on its rollers, you’re likely to find marks of colour repeating down the page in columns. Open the printer cover, identify which rollers are likely to have the ink on, and wipe them with a lint-free cloth soaked in glass cleaner.

    Run a stack of cheap paper through piece by piece using the paper feed button, until the rollers aren’t leaving any more ink traces.

    PAGE 1: Common photo printer problems and DIY solutions
    PAGE 2: Troubleshooting common photo printer problems
    PAGE 3: Paper feed and alignment errors
    PAGE 4: Nozzle and roller problems
    PAGE 5: DIY photo printer prevention techniques


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    Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips.

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