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About Us Blog How To Fix Issues With Houston Printing Quality Pt 1

8 Ways To Fix Poor Quality Printing In Houston

Part 1

It's not unusual to have issues with the quality of your printing problem. There are issues that are difficult to resolve, but more often than not, these problems are something that can be taken care of by someone that knows what they're doing. If you've noticed a change in printing quality from your printer, these tips will help. Once you've dealt with the issue, your printing quality should go back to normal.

1. Check To See If the Printer's Head Or Cartridge Is Misaligned

In many cases, when printing quality drops, it's because the head or cartridge is no longer properly aligned. Thankfully, you should be able to adjust the alignment via the control panel on your printer. This is typically an automated process, and the systems will vary based on the brand and model of the printer that you're using. You can consult your manual to see how to make these adjustments, or you can look for this information online. Once you know what to do, you can fix the misalignment and start printing again.

2. Change Your Print Speed

If you're having issues with bleeding ink, or if your pages appear to be warped, you should try raising your print speed. If you're having issues with fading, lowering the print speed should bring things back to normal. In most cases, these issues are caused because your ink is over or under saturated. You can typically make adjustments to print speed via your computer. Just select the Advanced Properties Dialog Box to make the changes you need.

3. Try Using High-Resolution Files

In some cases, issues with printing quality won't have anything to do with your printer at all. If you're trying to print from a file with a low resolution, the quality of your print might not be up to par. Before printing an image or document, you should take the time to check the image resolution. If the image resolution is low, you'll want to look for a file with a higher resolution. You'll also want to make the printer is properly configured for images with a high resolution. You can find more information about this in your printer's manual or by reaching out to your print provider.

4. Take The Time To Clean Your Entire Printer

Over time, printers and their components can become fairly dirty. This can have an impact on print quality. If white lines are appearing on the pages you print, it's likely that you're dealing with a dirt build-up or a clog. Cleaning your printer doesn't have to be a difficult process. Many printers offer a head-cleaning feature. You can access this via your printer's control panel or through your printer software. If you manually clean any of your printer's components, you'll want to use caution. Using the wrong cleaning products could damage these components, which could cause more issues with your printer. To find out how to clean your printer's cartridges and components, consult the user manual.

5. Be Careful With Toner Cartridges

It's easy to damage your toner cartridges, which is why you'll want to be careful when handling them. It's important to store them securely on a surface that's level. Avoid handling them unless necessary. When you do need to handle your cartridges, you'll want to stick to the manufacturer's instructions for handling. Call or contact Advanced Business Copier today to talk to our professionals about your printer's issues. To read more on this article, click here!