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

  • First verify that the printable side of the paper is face up, and check the type of paper being used. EPSON brand paper, which is designed for the Stylus C82 printer, 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 resolution of your image may also be set too low. Increase the image resolution using your image-editing software, or decrease the size of the image.

    When scanning, scan at 240-300 dpi if you wish to print images at their actual size. If you intend to increase the size of the printed image, scan at a higher dpi.

    Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper or media loaded. Also, the 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 you are using the correct printer driver for your printer model.

    Make sure your ink cartridges are not outdated. They should be replaced six months after installing them in the printer to ensure the ink is fresh.

    Also, try testing the printer with another computer and cable. 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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