In the Mac OS Print dialog: Here is a tried and true technique that I use when I have issues with a printhead and need to get back printing ASAP before a new one is delivered: If the problem remains, clean the printheads again, and reprint the Image Diagnostics Print to see whether the problem has been solved. See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. If you select Custom quality options, you will see the more specific options described above.

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Note the electrical contacts on the left. Part 2 bottom consists of small dashes, one for each nozzle on each printhead. In the Z3100 driver dialog: Printing resolutions Print Quality.

Other problems such as clogged ink tubes, and other “cans of worms” can be the culprit. Asia Pacific and Oceania.

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

The Virtual Agent is currently unavailable. Asia Pacific and Oceania. Non-operating packed consumables and printer: Keep in mind that the HP Designjet Z and Z may be excellent, and could potentially have advantages over the Canon printers.

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Modify your browser’s settings to allow Javascript to execute. Below, is a diagnostic chart that clearly indicates problem areas with several printheads. How does HP install software and gather data?

For s3100[if] Their telephone is Windex as a next step sometimes works, but be aware, isopropyl alcohol, nail polish remover, etc. Dilema in Wide Printers HP z or Epson Excellent points being made about the pros and cons of various printers and what should go into the decision-making process. Cartridges containing ml of ink: However, if the rectangles look solid, do not worry about just a few missing dashes in part 2; these are acceptable because the printer can compensate for a few clogged nozzles.

Light grey printhead sample good.

HP ZZ Manual Cleaning of Print Heads

He liked it so much he went ahead and took delivery of the Canon iPF Squeeze and vigorously shake each printhead, and one by one, blot, then replace, until all printheads are reinstalled. Look carefully at the pattern. This part complements the first, and aims more specifically to detect how many faulty nozzles each printhead has. Take all the heads out, by opening the cover, and when the printhead carriage is in pritn correct position, turn the back main power toggle switch off, then unplug the unit.


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. The chart below shows gradual progress, but indicated areas of malfunction – arrows in red point out clogged areas.

HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer Series – Select print quality

Part 1 top consists of rectangles of pure colors, one for each printhead. Clogged printheads can become a real pain, and sometimes it is just not worth the peint to mess with them. I worked for an entire day on the printhead above and could not get a perfect stamp.

Light grey printhead sample bad. If one or more nozzles are misdirected there will be unequal spaces between the corresponding lines.

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