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    Printing Issue with Epson 9600

    I've been trying to resurrect an Epson 9600 and I'm down to one last issue. When I try to print an image the image appears to shift by a 16th of an inch ever time the printhead passes over. I've tried cleaning the encoder strip and sensor on the printhead. Is there something else I'm missing? Any suggestions?Click image for larger version. 

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    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Doncaster UK

    Re: Printing Issue with Epson 9600

    Have you tried turning off bi-directional printing in the driver

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    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Del City, OK

    Re: Printing Issue with Epson 9600

    There's a clearish strip that runs the length of the printer that the top rear of the print head glides along. It has magnetic information on it that tells the print head where it's located as it passes back and forth. Make sure that it is clean and not loose. Also make sure the sensor on the head that reads that strip is clean. This stuff is kind of fragile, so don't scratch it. Also make sure the rollers that feed the paper are clean and not damaged and the paper is loaded straight.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Chapel Hill NC

    Re: Printing Issue with Epson 9600

    Have you tried calibrating the printer for the paper thickness? Also, you may need to adjust the vacuum. Have you locked down the printer legs?


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    Sep 2007
    Central Idaho

    Re: Printing Issue with Epson 9600

    After my Canon iPF 8400 arrived, I solved my Epson 9900 issues with a 16 pound sledge hammer. There was a lot of little pieces to haul to the dump. That was maybe a little overkill, a 3 pound hammer would have worked fine!
    Thad Gerheim

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    Oct 2012
    Portland, OR

    Re: Printing Issue with Epson 9600

    or call it part of your work flow an see if it sells more prints
    stawastawa at gmail

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