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Test Pages
If your inkjet printer isn't printing the colours you expect, then try some of our test pages to help resolve your problem.

 

Before you start!

Ensure that you have read your printer manual, but do contact your printer manufacturer if you have serious problems with your printer. This is the most prudent course of action as they have manufactured your inkjet printer and so are best placed to answer any of your questions.

However, you may find it worthwhile to perform a head cleaning procedure on your printer if you have been experiencing any problems with print quality; again refer to your manual in the first instance for more details. Regular head cleaning will definitely maintain print quality in situations where printing is of a low volume or in a warm environment where the ink is likely to dry and block the printhead. Aside from all other problems, these test pages should help keep you printing.

What are the Test Pages?

These test pages allow you to ascertain which colours are printing and by attempting to print these page you should encourage the ink to flow through the cartridge.

It maybe necessary for these page to be printed a few times before the printout is seen or improves.

Test Page #1- Black
Entire Page covered in Black to encourage black cartridge / printhead; sometimes several pages will need to be printed before the printer starts to print.

Test Page #2 - Cyan
Entire Page covered in Cyan to encourage cyan cartridge / printhead; sometimes several pages will need to be printed before the printer starts to print.

Test Page #3 - Magenta
Entire Page covered in Magenta to encourage magenta cartridge / printhead; sometimes several pages will need to be printed before the printer starts to print.

Test Page #4 - Yellow
Entire Page covered in Yellow to encourage yellow cartridge / printhead; sometimes several pages will need to be printed before the printer starts to print

Test Page #5 - Cyan, Magenta & Yellow
Page covered with equal amounts of Cyan, Magenta & Yellow to encourage these cartridges / printhead(s);sometimes several pages will need to be printed before the printer starts to print. Obviously this chart tells you easily which colours aren't printing.

Test Page #6 - Red, Green & Blue
This is also useful for acertaining which colours aren't printing: Red is made from Yellow & Magenta, Green from Cyan & Yellow and Blue from Cyan and Magenta.

So if in your printout the red bar is magenta and the green bar is cyan then the yellow is missing! A simple process of elimination tells what colour is missing.

Test Page #7 - All major colours
This is also useful for acertaining which colours aren't printing: The page contains all the above colours.

 


How do I use them?

Clicking on the image will load the image, you can then right click and select print picture to print to your printer. (These images are low resolution to ensure fast download speed).

 

 

 

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