How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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A printer printing lines on the page are normally caused by a blocked, dirty, or damaged print head. Blocked ink cartridge nozzles, or not removing protective seals correctly when you installed a new ink cartridge can also cause missing lines of print.
First, check your printer settings on the file or picture your trying to print. If your page is setup to print in “grayscale” it will only print in black and white. Change the setting to “default” so it will print in color. If your settings look good from the start, the cartridge may just need to be primed.
When trying to achieve white on black (or any dark paper) the best options are usually white foil, white engraving, a specialty white toner, or white calligraphy.
Can printers print white ink? Unfortunately, standard laser and inkjet printers are unable to print using white ink. Most standardised printers will mix cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks to create the colours that you print but white has no hue, so it cannot be achieved by mixing inks.
White lines will typically start appearing on your print outs due to a clogged up printer head. Your first port of call when solving this problem is to run the cleaning program on your printer, which should be accessible through its settings menu.
If the nozzle check pattern does not print out properly, check if any of the missing colors are due to those color ink tanks being empty. If there is plenty of ink and the printer does not print, clean the Print Head then print the nozzle check pattern to ensure ink is ejected properly.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool. Make sure that the printer is on, and click Remaining Ink Notification Settings. Select the ink color and click Reset to reset the remaining ink level counter. When you reset the remaining ink level count, you must refill the ink tank to the upper limit line.
Typically white ink printing cannot be achieved by your average printer — you`ll need foil, engraving, white calligraphy OR a fancy white toner to get this look. Your printer reads “white” as the absence of color, so its not actually laying down any ink.
Printing white letterpress on black paper is nearly impossible. The letterpress ink is translucent, resulting in a very muted look when printed on dark paper stock, so you won`t really achieve the nice, crisp contrast of the white against the dark background.
White ink printing simply means using white ink to print on a clear or nonwhite background. This method is typically used as a base layer underneath CMYK ink, but can also be used to create high-contrast black and white designs.
Set Default to Black and White
Right-click on the printer and click Printer properties. In the printer properties window, go to General tab and click Preferences button. In the Printing Preferences window, go to Paper/Output tab. Select Black and White.
Go to Control panel and then Devices and Printers. Find and right-click on your printer and click on Printing Preferences. Go to Quick Setup tab and then select Grayscale.