Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

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Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by PR1982 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:54 pm

Problem : almost every print that i made of 16X22 or even smaller size i get a one or two blank line randomly in the print. Was this problem seen by anyone ?

Environment :
1. OS : Windows 8 64bit
2. Lightroom 4.2
3. printer Epson 3880
4. paper : Epson luster & BC Vibrant gloss

FYI : I don't get this when i print with epson 3880 windows 8 driver.

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by zedonet » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:10 pm

Hello,

could you please post a scan or digicam photo that illustrates the "blank line" problem?

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by PR1982 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:27 am

I have attached a photo taken with phone and sorry abt the quality.

There are 2 blank lines and this goes across the page. The same is been highlighted in black box
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look blank line inside the box.
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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by PR1982 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:41 am

I have uploaded the same picture of better quality.

Admin : Looking for feedback.
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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by zedonet » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:04 am

Thank you for the the new scans. Is the white line printed horizintally (i.e. in the direction of the print head movement) or vertically (from top to bottom across all printed lines)? Is there any rule visible where these line are positioned, e.g. always same distance from top (in absolute or relative values?). When printing the same image twice (each on a separate sheet of paper), is the line only randomly present or always at the same position?

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by PR1982 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:21 am

1. yes, the white line printed horizontally along the direction of print head.
2. the white line has been seen in every of the image printed of size 16X22 and few of the images printed 8.5X11"
3. However not able to see a pattern like the line is repeated after every defined widht (like 6" , 10" etc ).

I have 2 prints(16x22) in front of me, one has a 2 white line (center and corner). The other print only has in center.

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by zedonet » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:28 pm

I have no explanation yet. The following information might be helpful to explain or solve the problem:

- from which application program(s) did you print?
- how wide is the white line?
- does it have a sharp or soft edge?
- is the line really white or is it just an area where the image is a bit brighter (it is difficult to see that in your images)?
- does the printer make a pause or print slower at that position?

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by PR1982 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:12 am

- from which application program(s) did you print?
PR : Lightroom 4.2, color management by lightroom
- how wide is the white line?
PR : Its like one hair line across the print (17" size of the paper). It looks like line skip and may not be white line.
- does it have a sharp or soft edge?
PR : Sharp edge
- is the line really white or is it just an area where the image is a bit brighter (it is difficult to see that in your images)?
PR : It looks like line skip, like the printer head skipped one pixel/dot row.(line)
- does the printer make a pause or print slower at that position?
PR : Good question, infact i was trying to figure for any abnormal noise or pause of printing and haven't not heard any. Also, its almost impossible when it happens by sound or looking at print head while printing.


Hi All,
Other Windows 8 users may provide your experience :)

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by PR1982 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:17 am

After so much deliberation i made a print 17x30 on windows 7 with lightroom 4.2. Frustrating to see the white line right at center....No words to describe :(

I would caution printfab windows users with lightroom. Lets us know if you have been successful with LR and windows using printfab driver.

Just to re-iterate, i never had this problem with epson native driver.

PR

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by zedonet » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:51 am

Thank you for feedback and for the photos!

It might actually be a lightroom specific problem as the white lines haven't been noticed or been reported earlier. We will have to make some tests with lightroom.

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by PR1982 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:16 pm

Printfab : Any updates or alternates to this issue ? I don't have photoshop to test with it.

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by bass98 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:10 pm

I have the same prooblem with lightroom nad White lines

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by bass98 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:18 am

i made today 10 various prints on different settings and...

problem is in print preview / layout editor,

when in lightroom > printer settings
you deactivate it i dont get those white lines

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by bass98 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:33 pm

PRINTFAB? you know how to remove this bug?

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Re: Line skip issue with Epson 3880 printfab .9 windows 8

Post by bass98 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:28 pm

guys you're working on it?

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