My printout is blurry or smeared. What should I do?

  • Make sure your paper isn't damp, curled, or loaded face down (the printable side should be loaded face up). Try using Automatic mode. Use a support sheet with special paper or film, or try loading it one sheet at a time. Run the Print Head Alignment utility. Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. If you're using the automatic document feeder, try cleaning the paper path guide. Follow the instructions in "Cleaning the Paper Path Guide" in your user's manual. Check the paper thickness switch position. If it's in the + position, your printer is set for thicker paper or envelopes and your image may smear. For most papers, set the paper thickness switch to the 0 position. Make sure your Media Type setting matches the paper you're using. See "Choosing the Right Settings for EPSON Papers" in your user's manual for guidelines. For the best printouts, use EPSON papers and other media.
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