Printing is faint

  1. Check 1 

    Is the reverse side of the paper being used for printing?

    Print on the printing surface.

  2. Check 2 

    Is the print head nozzle blocked?

    Print a test pattern to check the nozzles and see if they are clogged.

     Checking for Nozzle Clogging


    • To automatically check for nozzle blockages after printing, set Auto nozzle check in the touch screen menu to a setting other than Disable.

      To show warnings based on nozzle check results, set Nozzle check error display in the touch screen menu to Enable.

      However, printing may be stopped by warnings if this setting is set to Enable.

       Menu Structure

  3. Check 3 

    Was the printer left with the ink tank out?

    The ink supply may become blocked by ink if the ink tank is left out.

    If this happens, leave the printer for at least 24 hours with the ink tank in, and then carry out Print head cleaning.

     Cleaning the Print Head

  4. Check 4 

    Are paper scraps stuck in the top cover?

    Follow the steps below to remove paper scraps left inside the top cover.

    1. Open the top cover and make sure that the carriage is not over the platen.

    2. Remove any paper scraps left inside the top cover.

       Clearing Jammed Roll Paper

       Clearing a Jammed Sheet

    3. Close the top cover.

  5. Check 5 

    Was the paper cut before the ink dried?

    Set a longer Ink drying wait time in Advanced paper settings in the touch screen menu.

     Menu Structure

  6. Check 6 

    Is the printer driver Print Quality set to Fast?

    Follow the steps below to set Print Quality to a setting other than Fast, and then print.

    When Fast or Standard is selected, the printing time is shorter and less ink is used than with Highest or High, but the print quality is reduced.

  7. Check 7 

    Does the paper used for printing create a lot of cutting dust?

    Set Cut-dust reduction in the touch screen menu Advanced paper settings to ON.

     Reducing Dust from Cutting Rolls