lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

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lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by indybook.me » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:50 pm

looking for some advice, when I'm printing I'm getting small lines in the print I'm printing at 1440dpi lower gets worse so thinking it needed a head clean i did a test print and it showed nozzles were clear

any advice is welcomed I'm using print fab on a macbook

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Re: lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by zedonet » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:33 am

Hello,

can you post a photo or scan of a print that shows the problem?
Please also include a photo or scan of the nozzle check page.

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Re: lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by indybook.me » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:08 pm

heres a pic of head test and the normal print out as requested
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Re: lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by zedonet » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:24 am

Hello,

thank you for sending the images.

it looks as if the nozzles are almost clear (all are working except 2-3 magenta and one light magenta nozzle, the cyan staircase pattern looks a bit wobbly). Executing print head cleaning might improve quality a bit, however at 1440dpi prints should look quite smooth.

In the final print (IMG_2845.jpg), I can see that the blue color is not solid, however the photo resolution is not high enough to see why this happens. Can you please send a more detailed photo? What size is the "Yes" button?

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Re: lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by indybook.me » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:46 pm

heres another photo, the resolution is down to the fact that it won't allow me to upload any higher as it says image to big but heres another print for you to see
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Re: lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by zedonet » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:55 am

Hello,

thank you! But I still have no idea where the problem comes from and how we can solve it and it is still not clear to me how the print looks in reality.

Can you send a close up & higher resolution image of the nozzle check and the artwork print by email to mail (at) zedonet (dot) com and please specify print size, e.g. by putting a ruler on the printed page?

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Re: lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by indybook.me » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:28 pm

ok ill do that tomorrow but in the mean time i have done a print in 720dpi exactly the same settings but one using the printfab driver and one pointed with the standard non printfab driver and the one printed without printfab is a far superior print, I've carried out this test on 2 different printers an epson 7600 and an epson 9600 so its not the printer the one shown in the picture was the one done on my 7600
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this clearly shows something is not right with printfab which means if it can't be solved I've just spent nearly £200 for a poor quality print rip
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Re: lines in prints but head check clear epson 9600

Post by zedonet » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:23 am

Hello,

yes, the print on the left side doesn't look okay.

I'd appreciate if you could email high resolution photos.
It would also be very helpful if you could send comparison photos of prints in different quality modes (360dpi, 720dpi, 1440dpi, 2880dpi)-

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