Epson 1280 Blurry

epson 1280 that generally works pretty good. However, the ink head seems to go out of alignment and no ammount of running the alignment utility seems to fix it. When the head is moving from left to right the right side of the page looks good but by the time it reaches the left side the ink is up to a 1/2 inch out of allignmnet (or late if that makes sencese) anyone else having this Prob.?

售后技术交流平台 D.tony  2009-4-19 15:34:21 
    I would first recommend that you clean and lubricate the Carriage Assembly. Although it's possible your printer has an electronic or mechanical failure, it is more likely the Carriage Assembly is simply DIRTY and or DRY. That can cause the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly to stick, usually make noises and cause printhead alignment problems. That usually results in the printer loosing track of just where the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly is actually at. It then keeps telling that assembly to keep moving and thats what can cause it to slam into the end of the printer, when it gets real dirty and dry. That slamming can also result in the printers Printhead Alignment being thrown off. Try wiping the bar with a lint free cloth and also clean the outside of the metal bushings that the carriage bar passes thru on both sides of the holder assembly. Then lube the metal bar on both sides of the holder assembly, slightly with a precision oiler. A drop or two of a silicone or teflon based lubrication is best, but even a household 3 in 1 type oil can be used. Manually slide the holder assembly back and forth to spread out the lubrication and wipe of any excess lube or blackish build-up that appears on the bar...Look for an e-mail message from me with more in-depth information, that might help you in that area...Good Luck! Denny Conway