Fix Epson Printer Printing With Lines Missing or Printer Skipping Lines Issues

How to Fix Epson Printer Printing With Lines Missing or Printer Skipping Lines Issues

Are you trying to print a document from your printer but your Epson printer is skipping lines when printing? Is your printer not printing all lines or missing lines while printing? Are you looking for ways to manually fix the issue? Well, this is a common printer issue and can occur due to various reasons, which include:

  • Nozzle clogs
  • Misaligned print heads
  • Low quality print settings
  • Incorrect paper thickness settings

In this article, we have outlined some simple ways to manually fix the issue. In case you need help, call us. Dial Epson toll free helpline number and we’ll help you fix the issue in no time. Our experts can help you clear the clogged nozzle, clean printer cartridges as well as optimize the settings of your printer for an uninterrupted printing experience.

Resolution to fix Epson Printer Skipping Lines Issue:

Follow the below-mentioned steps to resolve Epson printer printing with lines missing issue:

Fix 1 – Run the Clean Print Cartridges Utility

  • Connect your printer to the computer and turn it on.
Connect Epson Printer to Computer to fix the issue
  • Now click on the Windows Start button and click the Control Panel.
Click Control Panel to resolve skipping printing lines
  • Double click on the Printer and Faxes folder.
Device and printers- Epson printer skipping lines when printing
  • Right click on your printer’s icon and choose Preferences.
Printer and Choose Preference- Epson printer not printing clearly
  • Click on the Services tab and select Service this Device.
  • This will open up the Printer Toolbox.
  • Now on the Device Services tab, click Clean the Print Cartridge and follow the onscreen instructions to fix the issue.
  • Print a test page to see if the issue has been resolved.

Fix 2 – Clean The Contacts

  1. Open the ink cartridge access door and wait until the carriage is silent.
  2. Turn the printer off and disconnect the power cord.
  3. Remove the ink cartridge and place it on a paper with the nozzle plate facing up.
  4. Clean the copper-colored contacts with a lint-free cloth and distilled water.
  5. Clean other ink cartridges as well.
  6. Clean the electrical contacts in the carriage as well.
  7. Allow the ink cartridge and carriage electrical contacts to dry for 10 minutes.
  8. Reinstall the ink cartridges and close the ink cartridge access door.
  9. Reconnect the printer and press the Power button to turn on the printer.
  10. Print a test page to check if the issue has been resolved.

Fix 3 – Remove the Black Cartridges For Two Hours

In the black print cartridge, printer missing lines or skipping lines issue may be caused due to the collecting of sediments in the nozzle area. To solve this problem:

  1. Carefully remove the black print cartridge and close the printer.
  2. Place the cartridge on a paper with the nozzles up.
  3. Rest the cartridge for two hours.
  4. Reinstall the cartridge and print a test page.
  5. Look for defects on the page.

If the page still shows defects, follow Step 4.

Fix 4 – Replace the Problem Cartridge

In case you are not able to fix the issue by following the aforementioned steps, replace the problem cartridge with a new one.

Call us at our toll free Epson customer support number and we’ll help analyze the exact reason behind the issue and take you through the resolution steps to fix the issue permanently. Our certified technicians will also share expert tips to help you prevent the problem in future. So, call us and get instant and expert solution for all your Epson printer problems.

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1 year ago

Anybody who has kids must be aware of the last-minute requirements of print outs. Two days back my little one asked me to take out a print for his class presentation at 11 pm. It was not troubling as I have a printer at my place until my Epson printer skipping lines issue bothered me. As I told you it was late at night hence I could get it fixed next morning only. But then my son started sobbing about the presentation and I ended up looking for the solution online itself. I read a lot of articles but the steps mentioned were quite complicated to me as I am not a tech-savvy. The very first solution asked to Run the clean print cartridges utility and I was impressed with the result. After that, I printed the required pages for my kid and became the supermom in his eyes.

1 year ago

Thank you. This 73 year old tech illiterate fixed her Epson 640 with the skipping lines problem. Not sure which of your suggestions worked. I tried them all. All good now.

Mo Kane
1 year ago

Kithe, Linda, Where is the “ink port” on the printer, and on the cartridge? It may seem intuitive, but I don’t want to screw up the printer.

Malcolm Darroch
1 year ago

Epson WF-3620 is leaving blank areas on the page when printing a Word document.
Prints from a spreadsheet perfect. Prints of grey pictures from Power point – not bad.
Prints from pdf of a Word document have the same problem as word.
Any thoughts?

Mad Harper
1 year ago

Hi. I tried nozzle check/clean, print head alignment and the water trick. No idea which one of those made it work, but all good now. Thank you!

1 year ago

I have poor quality copying with yellow or white stripes through the pictures and white stripes of words missing when printing landscape. looks terrible

1 year ago

Very frustrating to have a perfect nozzle check printout and then have blank lines on a simple black and white document. I tried hot hater and got missing lines in nozzle check, so back to clean nozzles again, which brought it back, but in real printing still missing lines several places a page, a few inches apart. Bad flex cable? Bad print driver? The defects seem to stay on the same place on the page, which makes one wonder if the cart is OK and something else is preventing the ink flow in the driver.

1 year ago


If after the nozzle check printer are not printing then you may need to repeat the head cleaning and check again. You should repeat this process 3,4 times, If this error still persist that means some of the ink cartridge may be old or damage so you may need to replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty.
If this issue still persist then you should talk to technical support.

1 year ago

thank you, it solved my problem ^_^

1 year ago

Thank you! The water trick worked. My stylus 420 was skipping printing about every inch or so and after cleaning the nozzle and heads, still wasnt working. Was about to buy a new printer.

1 year ago

Well I’m trying the water trick, I’ll see what happens