This part complements the first, and aims more specifically to detect how many faulty nozzles each printhead has. We have rounded up and curated the best printer reviews, YouTube videos, forum discussions and more on the net. The Imaging Resource at Photokina If some residue remains, slightly moisten the cloth with distilled, filtered, or bottled water and continue wiping until the contacts are clean. If the print quality is set from your computer, it overrides the print-quality setting in the front panel.

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Other rpint such as clogged ink tubes, and other “cans of worms” can be the culprit. You cannot change the print quality of pages that the printer is already receiving or has already received even if they have not started to print yet. At the printer’s front panel, select the Image Quality Maintenance menu iconthen Print diagnostic image.

If the h remains, consider cleaning your printheads manually. Compare the lines side by side, looking carefully. It helps you to check the performance of the printheads that are currently installed in your printer, and whether any printhead suffers from clogging or other problems. Printing resolutions Print Quality. Notice in h; chart how the horizontal lines and washed out colors clearly illustrate the areas where ink is not passing through the printhead.


Here are HP’s instruction about cleaning: No matter how many other companies try to copy this ICC profile color management system in the future, what counts is that HP has it available today. To make it prinh in the Image Diagnostics Print, it is printed over gray ink G.

HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer Series – Select print quality

The method of improving Nozzle Defects is to: Thus HP can avail itself with one-stop shopping for prnt it needs. See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. Use Code LC20 at checkout.

If the images looked right, then your profile and color a3100 was probably right. Below, is a diagnostic chart that clearly indicates problem areas with several printheads. Working with Non-HP Papers.

Squeeze and vigorously shake each printhead, 3z100 one by one, blot, then replace, until all printheads are reinstalled. In the Windows driver dialog: Two inks in each printhead: Each colored rectangle should be a uniform color without any horizontal lines across it. If the print head is working right, a consistent line of prrint and green if it is a BG head will show up perfectly. Using the front panel: This part represents the print quality that you will get from each color.

HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer Series – Lines Print Double or in the Wrong Colors

Part 1 top consists of rectangles of pure colors, one for each printhead. Keep soaking and cleaning until the printhead shows a clean stamp pattern.


Z31100 shops and printer operators that are accustomed to doing custom ICC profiles manually will continue to do this and may even prefer it, since they can more easily wait for bp ink to dry and for the color to stabilize.

Use the View loaded paper key on the front panel to check that the selected paper type is the same as the paper type loaded into the printer.

Bear in mind, according to HP: There is a series of numbered stepped diagonal lines. Scroll back to the top chart, then back here, and it clearly illustrates how far the cleaning s3100 replacement process journeyed to get back to normal.

HP ZZ Manual Cleaning of Print Heads

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