I'm hoping you all can help me. I have an Epson NX200 printer. I cannot get it to print a proper image. I have tried cleaning the print head many times, but I am still missing some horizontal lines in the printed image. when I do a nozzle check, there are lines missing too. Does anybody have an ideas?
I have an Epson 5800x. It has a cleaning cycle. Sometimes that helps me. Check your manual to see if your model has the cleaning cycle. Is it just new or have you used it before for images?
I've only been able to print one image when it was brand new. I've done the cleaning cycle about 20 times today and the images i'm printing are still missing some horizontal lines.
I to would like to know, have the exact same one with the exact same problem. It's a pitb I haven't tried the cleaner yet but I ended investing in a canon because you can take the whole ink holder out and clean it out if it dries, the epson you can't I still have it in hope to find away to solve this problem too. If I find away Ill be sure to let you know for now it is just sitting pretty...
thanks. I'm so disappointed because i'm really anxious to do some edible images.
You can try getting a steamer and steaming out the area where the inks go in to the printer. For anything but wide format, I suggest Canon with the removable printhead, but I only like the Epson Workforce 1100 for wideformat.
Thanks Debbie. That seems like it would do the trick. I did wipe the print head with a damp paper towel, then let it sit for a while. It did work though I think the print quality could be better. Maybe steaming it will be better.
For my epson I have to change the paper to Matte and photo quality or I get those lines. Hope this helps
Me again. I was printing a test page every month so it wouldn't clog. I got lazy and hadn't done it in 5 months. Guess what the black clogged. I didn't want to wait to buy the Syringe Printhead Cleaning Kit so I went to walmart and got the fishline tube like the one for the kit, the pharmacy gave me a syrince with no needle, I bought distilled water and took out all the cartriges and flushed out all the gunk out. I put papertowl underneath the printhead so it wouldn't flow into the printer. Worked like a charm. My black is not clogged anymore and my lines are back. I had to print 3 times after I cleaned it. Not major printing for my tests. I had four words one in black, red, blue and yellow in 36 font and now my printer is back to normal.
thanks BSalto. When you way you put the paper towel underneath the printhead, do you mean when you're storing the printer?
No, I put the papertowl underneath the print head when I sprayed the water through the tube (that I bought for a fish tank air tube thingy) So the water gets absorbed in the papertowel and doesn't wet the rest of the printer.
If you look at this YOUTUBE video
it shows the type of syringe and air tube. Again I used a syringe the pharmacy gave me and fish tank air tube. The video was not for my printer, but I added the papertowel and it shows you how to put the tube in the printer head. Everything else really didn't pertain to my printer but it worked for my printer and works fine now. I used distilled water.
WOW!!!! Thank you so much BSalto!! This looks like it will DEFINITELY do the trick. I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much!
That is a really cool trick! Let us know how it goes