Printing is faint (iPF6400S/iPF8400S)

Article ID: ART114876 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 10/30/2015


Printing is faint (iPF6400S/iPF8400S)


CauseCorrective Action
You may be printing on the wrong side of the paper.Print on the printing surface.
The Printhead nozzles are clogged.Print a test pattern to check the nozzles and see if they are clogged.
(See " Checking for Nozzle Clogging (iPF6400S/iPF8400S) ")
To check for nozzles after printing, set Frequency in Nozzle Check in the Control Panel menu to a setting other than Off. Furthermore, to have a warning displayed depending on the result of the nozzle check, set Warning in Nozzle Check in the Control Panel menu to On. Note that when Warning is set to On, printing may stop depending on the content of the warning.
Because the printer was left without ink tanks installed for some time, ink has become clogged in the ink supply system.After the ink tanks have been installed for 24 hours, run Head Cleaning B from the Control Panel.
(See " Cleaning the Printhead (iPF6400S/iPF8400S) ")
Paper is jammed inside the Top Cover.Follow the steps below to remove the jammed piece of paper inside the Top Cover.
1. Open the Top Cover and make sure the Carriage is not over the Platen.
2. Remove any scraps of paper inside the Top Cover.
3. Close the Top Cover.
The ink was not dry when paper was cut.Specify a longer drying period in the Control Panel menu, in Paper Details > Roll DryingTime.
Printing may be faint if Print Quality in Advanced Settings in the printer driver is set to Standard or Fast.In Advanced Settings of the printer driver, choose Highest quality or High in Print Quality. Printing in Fast or Standard mode is faster and consumes less ink than in Highest quality or High modes, but the printing quality is lower.
You are printing on paper that tends to generate dust when cut.In the Control Panel menu, set CutDustReduct. in Paper Details to On.



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