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zenmster

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Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« on: January 02, 2014, 03:46:14 am »

Hi I'm new here and I apologize if this has been covered before but I"m at a desperate complete loss on what to do/or not to do to fix this issue.

My prints are coming out horrendously.  Streaks, very little color...you name it and that's what I have - all bad news.

To remedy:

1. I cleared the heads and the print test comes out perfect.  
2. I did the print head alignment because the text even prints out very very blurry.

And still no luck.  I'm uploading examples.  Anyone have any suggestions?!

Thx in advance.

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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 03:47:49 am »

Here's a print out of the text...all blurry.
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Mac Mahon

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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 02:47:07 pm »

As the test prints look OK, and even the text on the test prints seems OK I'd say there ain't anything wrong with the printer.

You don't say what OS/System setup you're using, but have you tried reinstalling the printer driver?   Check cabling etc.  USB drivers?


Tim
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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 05:10:48 pm »

what quality settings are you using? Iíve seen something similar when printing at 360dpi.
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zenmster

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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 09:13:36 pm »

I KNOW RIGHT?! the print test page comes out looking like a gem! ::) ::) ::)

Yes, I reinstalled the print driver from epson (10-2013)
I'm on  Mac OSX Mavericks.

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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 07:13:54 pm »

I reinstalled the EPson drivers...still no luck.  Arghhhh
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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 08:43:48 pm »

hmmmm

My Epson 3880 is running just fine under OS 10.9.1 with latest driver so I'd be inclined to check for Os or system faults.

Have you tried USB and/or Ethernet checks? http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11342

Tim
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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 09:03:01 pm »

I have had similar results when I've printed on the wrong side of the paper or using the wrong paper presets in the printer setup.
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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 02:07:48 pm »

+1
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Re: Terrible Epson 3800 Issues - Poor Quality and Blurring and...
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 02:25:00 pm »

+2. Especially when package is mis labeled and say print this side! Thanks Moab😁
« Last Edit: January 05, 2014, 11:59:33 am by MBrew »
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