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Printout Results Are Unsatisfactory

If the print results are unsatisfactory due to white streaks, misaligned/distorted 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 printer for.

  2. Check2 Make sure appropriate print quality is selected (see list 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.


    • When printing from a PictBridge (Wi-Fi) compliant device, set the print quality setting using the operation panel.

      This setting cannot be made on the PictBridge (Wi-Fi) compliant device.

  3. Check3 When using Wi-Fi, make sure radio status is good.

    If the radio status is poor, it may be possible that print results are not satisfactory or the printing speed is slow. Retry printing after the radio status improves.

    If the problem is not resolved even after the radio status improves, use the printer via USB or a wired LAN.

  4. Check4 If problem is not resolved, check also the sections below.

    See also the sections below: