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Overspray, Shadow, or Haze Effect on Prints - Advice?

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Default Overspray, Shadow, or Haze Effect on Prints - Advice?

I could use some help from some 'old pros' here. New F2100. When printing dark colors on white, I see a haze, shadow, or what otherwise looks like faint overspray on one side of the print (always the left side). I have perfect nozzle checks all the way down the list, and alignment and offset are performed per the manual. Magenta seems to be the most obvious color that shows this effect.

I have setting on highest quality, double strike, though I have played with many setting in GC and the effect is still there. There are less than a dozen prints total on this machine - could there be a problem with the head? Running out of ideas to try before I contact an Epson tech for some help. Thanks!
 
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Default Re: Overspray, Shadow, or Haze Effect on Prints - Advice?

Is your platen height set to the 2 position or way too low?
 
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Default Re: Overspray, Shadow, or Haze Effect on Prints - Advice?

Thank you for the reply. Platen is set at position 3, which is the highest it will let me go without setting off the height alarm. I have applied the 'gripping' platen cover that was supplied by Epson with the printer, so I am sure that is good for about a position difference.

Ill also add that this is not noticeable on dark garments, but it is on white (both pretreated and non-pretreated; I tried it both ways in an effort to figure out what is going on). Ill try to follow up with a photo when I get home today to show an example.
 
 
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Default Re: Overspray, Shadow, or Haze Effect on Prints - Advice?

You might try cleaning around the head. This needs to be done from time to time because sometimes a little fuzz will collect here and it will deflect some of the nozzle spray.

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Default Re: Overspray, Shadow, or Haze Effect on Prints - Advice?

clean and run a head alignment...then verify platen height
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Default Re: Overspray, Shadow, or Haze Effect on Prints - Advice?

Also make sure the head offset is set to zero in the settings.


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