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


Are you trying to print a document from your Epson printer but your 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 1-844-851-9487 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 of the issue

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

#1: Run the clean print cartridges utility

  • Connect your printer to the computer and turn it on.

Connect Epson Printer Computer

  • Now click on the Windows Start button and click the Control Panel.

Click Control Panel

  • Double click on the Printer and Faxes folder.

Device and printers

  • Right click on your printer’s icon and choose Preferences.

Printer and Choose Preference

  • 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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

Still need help?

Call us at our toll free Epson customer support number 1-844-851-9487 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 resolution for all your Epson printer problems.

14 thoughts on “Fix Epson Printer Printing With Lines Missing or Printer Skipping Lines Issues

  1. I have read many online help article that suggested resetting the printer, cleaning the printhead using the utility tools, removed and put it back but my epson printer just keeps printing with lines missing. The second step, cleaning the contacts did the trick but before replacing the cartridge in the printer i dribble a few (just four to five) drops of hot water into the ink port in the printer and two- three drops into the ink port on the cartridge. It worked fine after that

  2. Finally an article that makes sense on how to troubleshoot for epson printer printing with lines missing. Very easy to understand for a novice like me and got it right on the second step. Thanks a lot.

  3. I did not get it fixed . my epson printer is still printing with lines missing. This epson printer is just 3 months old and its giving me too much problem

  4. I thought my epson printer skipping lines was due to the ink cartridge gone faulty and was about to purchase a new cartridge but cleaning up the printer ink cartridge with hot water suggested by Kithe did the job. Thanks for the additional steps

  5. Tried all the steps mentioned above as well as dipping some few drops of hot water in the ink port but my epson printer still skipping lines. I don’t use my printer too often. Got it as a gift and it has been lying in the corner of the room for quite some time. The ink cartridge is full and last time i used it was more than 3 months ago. So one thing i want to ask , is it that my epson printer skipping lines because the ink cartridge is clogged with dust and dried ink? and if so what would be the best solution to stop this? Because replacing the ink cartridge will not help as i will not be using it again for a long time and the same problem of skipping lines will come back. Wasting all my efforts and my money.

  6. My epson printer starts printing after running the Clean the Printer Cartridges and continuous print pages with no errors or lines missing. The problem with this epson printer is that if i want to take another print after few hours(5 to 6 hours later) or the next day this epson wf 2760 printer begins to print with lines missing again……. I have to clean the print head which cost me a lot of my time and the printer ink. What could be done to fix this?

  7. If i print a few documents there is no problem with my epson printer but when i print in bulk, the printer start skipping lines. It skip lines after the 10th or the 11th page. What am i supposed to do?

  8. I have to do a clean the print cartridge everyday for my epson printer to not skip lines. I can see that epson printers have a lot of issues with skipping line when printing. I should have done a few research before blindly trusting the salesman at Best Buy. now i am left with this useless printer

  9. My epson printer was working perfectly fine yesterday and today morning when i powered it on, the prints were skipping lines. I have done all the test but it is still giving me the same

  10. Excellent!! I used to have the epson printer skipping lines almost every time i had to take a print out. The print head cleaning helps but the skipping lines comes back after few pages printing. Manually cleaning the ink cartridge resolved the problem. thanks

  11. The printer was printing faint text and it was not set to draft print but normal print so I did a printhead cleaning. After the printhead cleaning my epson printer is now missing lines when printing. What else shall i do?

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