Inkjet printers are commonly prone to several issues that affect the quality of its printouts. The appearance of white lines in the prints is a frequently reported issue by most users. It can interfere with the prints and make it incapable for use in any kind of business purposes or school presentations. Several faults with the printer can cause these white lines to form on the prints. Below are some steps to fix white lines in inkjet printers.
The appearance of white lines on the printouts is caused due to the clogging of the microscopic pores of the printer head. An effective way to clear this issue is by relying on the head cleaning function that comes with the software utility of the printer. There will be several options in most printer utility software such as head cleaning, head alignment, printer head deep cleaning, nozzle test, etc.
Execute the print head cleaning function to automatically clear any blocks in the print head and allow the free spraying of ink onto the paper. After the print head cleaning is finished, check whether the white lines are resolved by printing a test page. Get the printer head serviced by a professional printer support service if the issue persists.
The other way to fix the occurrence of white lines in the printouts is by cleaning the ink cartridges manually. For this, open the front tray and wait for the head to automatically align towards the front portion. Gently detach the cartridges from the printer head and physically inspect for any visible damages first. Have it replaced with a new cartridge if any physical damages are found.
Mostly, the white lines are caused due to the ink getting dried inside the cartridge. For fixing this, use a cotton swab to gently wipe at the nozzle for clearing any dried ink and for facilitating free ink flow. Shaking the cartridge will also free up any dried ink or blockages and fix the issue. Run a test print to verify if the issue is fixed.
Improper setting of the printer on the computer is another reason for the occurrence of white lines. In some cases, adjusting the settings to its default or optimal values can fix such quality related issues. Look for the print quality settings, and if it is set in draft, change it to standard for getting quality prints with less use of printing ink. If these steps do not work, replace the ink cartridge or call a printer tech support for assistance in resolving the issue.