asked Nov 25, 2003 at 3:29pm
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 1200

Tiny white vertical dots

Hi - maybe someone can help. I have an Epson 1200 Photo printer and when I print something at high resolution, I get these lines of tiny white dots in vertical rows all through the print. They're spaced half an inch or so apart, and look almost exactly like perforation lines. Anyone have this happen? I'm thinking it might be something to do with the feeder (roller) which pulls (pushes?) the paper through since they are so evenly spaced. Please email to [email protected] - thanks
Mark: I'm sorry, but I have not seen that particular problem before...AS A GUESS: Try running the same print job with the Top Cover Door/Lid open and watch as the paper is getting printed on, as the Printhead Assembly moves back-n-forth. Using a flashlight, look at the copy just as it gets printed on and see if you can see those vertical lines or not. If the vertical lines are not visable on the paper at that point, check and see if they show up on the paper after it exits the printer. If those vertical lines do show up after the paper exits the printer, they may be caused by the small metal "STAR TYPE WHEELS" used at the exit assembly area. I have read reports that they can leave marks or imprints on the paper and sometimes cause the print to smear, but have never actually seen it happen...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Nov 25, 2003 at 4:47pm Add comment