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Epson Stylus Photo Problem

Sun May 06, 2001 1:43 am

I recently purchased an Epson Stylus Photo 780 to print scans from my slides. Overall, I have been impressed with the print quality, but I have been having one problem that I can't seem to diagnose or fix.

When I use any sort of glossy photo paper, the printer generates 4 faint dotted white lines (where there seems to have been no ink applied) horizontally across a landscaped printout. I have tried both standard size paper as well as the Epson borderless 8X10 and 4X6 size. In each case, the lines are there. On a standard size sheet of paper, the lines are spaced at about 1.5 inch intervals, less with the smaller paper.

I don't believe that it this a problem with the print heads since when I print on high quality matte finish paper, I don't get the lines.

If anyone has had the same problem or knows what I may be doing wrong, I would appreciate suggestions.

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RE: Epson Stylus Photo Problem

Sun May 06, 2001 2:21 am

Although I am not familiar with this model (I assume that it is an out of production model) but as I use to have an original 'Photo Stylus' I found that cleaning the print heads on a regular basis, (especially if you have not made a print for some time) will eliminate this problem. If not the lines that you described will pop up. I currently have a 1270 and seriously thinking about upgrading to the 1280, and I have yet to have these problems.

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RE: Epson Stylus Photo Problem

Sun May 06, 2001 2:28 am

I had a similar problem occasionally with my Photo 700. What it turned out to be was the small semi-geared wheels that fed the paper through the printer. As it worked out, I had the tension set too tight, as in tension for regular paper when using (thicker) photo paper.

I just bought a 780 a few weeks ago and I am amazed with the results!

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