The quality of my printed output is unacceptable. What should I do?

  • First verify that you are using the correct printer driver for your printer model.

    If MicroWeave is off in the advanced settings, turn this feature on.

    If High Speed is on, turn it off.

    Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper or media loaded. The Halftoning and Color Adjustment Mode options may be set incorrectly for your document type.

    Let the printer driver automatically select the settings for the best quality.

    Verify that the printable side of the paper is face up, and check the type of paper being used. EPSON brand paper, which is specifically designed for the Stylus ink jet series of printers, delivers the best-printed output.

    If your output is faint, check the printer driver to make sure you have selected a print resolution other than Economy.

    The size or pixel resolution of your original image file may be too low. Try reducing the size of your printed image or using a higher resolution original image. A low resolution picture might look great on your display but will not look good when printed.

    Also, try testing the printer with another computer. This will eliminate the possibility of a defective printer cable, or software issue.

    If you're still experiencing a problem, try replacing the ink cartridge and make sure you are using genuine EPSON ink cartridges.
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