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Print Results Not Satisfactory

If the print result is not satisfactory due to white streaks, misaligned lines, or uneven colors, confirm the paper and print quality settings first.

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

    When these settings are incorrect, you cannot obtain a proper print result.

    If you are printing a photograph or an illustration, incorrect paper type settings 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 of confirming the paper and print quality settings differs depending on what you do with your printer.

    To print from a PictBridge compliant device

    Confirm by using your PictBridge compliant device.

    Printing Photographs Directly from a PictBridge Compliant Device

    To print from a computer

    Confirm by using the printer driver.

    Printing with Easy Setup

  2. Check2 Make sure that the appropriate print quality is selected referring to the table in Check 1.

    Select a print quality option suitable for the paper and image for printing. If you notice blurs or uneven colors, increase the print quality and try printing again.


    • You cannot change the print quality setting from a PictBridge compliant device.

  3. Check3 When using wireless LAN, make sure that the radio status is good.

    Monitoring Wireless Network Status

    If the radio status is poor, it may be possible that print results are not satisfactory or the printing speed is slow. Try printing again 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 the problem is not resolved, there may be other causes.

    See also the sections below:

    Cannot Print to End of Job

    No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/White Streaks

    Lines Are Misaligned

    Printed Paper Curls or Has Ink Blots

    Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched

    Back of the Paper Is Smudged

    Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the Printout

    Colors Are Uneven or Streaked