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Print Results Are Unsatisfactory

If the print results are unsatisfactory due to white streaks, misaligned lines, or uneven colors, check the paper and print quality settings first.

  1. Check1 Do page size and media type settings match size and type of loaded paper?

    If these settings do not match, it is not possible to obtain the proper result.

    If you are printing a photograph or an illustration, an incorrect paper type setting may reduce the quality of the printout color.

    Also, if you print with an incorrect paper type setting, the printed surface may be scratched.

    In borderless printing, uneven coloring may occur depending on the combination of the paper type setting and the loaded paper.

    The method for checking the paper and print quality settings differs depending on what you are using your machine for.

    Printing from a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) compliant device

    Check the settings on your PictBridge (Wireless LAN) compliant device.

    PictBridge (Wireless LAN) Print Settings

    Printing from your computer

    Check the settings using the printer driver.

    Printing with Easy Setup

  2. Check2 Make sure appropriate print quality is selected (see table above).

    Select a print quality suited to the paper and to what you are printing. If you notice blurs or uneven colors, increase the print quality setting and retry the printing.


    • This setting cannot be made on the PictBridge (Wireless LAN) compliant device.

  3. Check3 If problem is not resolved, check other causes.

    See also the sections below:

    Cannot Complete Printing

    Part of Page Is Not Printed (Windows)

    Paper Is Blank/Printing Is Blurry/Colors Are Wrong/White Streaks Appear

    Colors Are Unclear

    Lines Are Misaligned

    Lines Incomplete or Missing (Windows)

    Images Incomplete or Missing (Windows)

    Ink Blots / Paper Curl

    Paper Is Smudged / Printed Surface Is Scratched

    Back of Paper Is Smudged

    Vertical Line Next to Image

    Uneven or Streaked Colors