I was printing this evening with my Epson R3000 and got this pattern in my print. I took a look at the printer panel and saw that the LLC cartridge was empty. I put a new cartridge in and reprinted it. Same result. The image I printed just before these two has a lot of open sky in it as well, though not as blue, and it printed fine.
Anybody have any ideas why the printer would do this?
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#1. "RE: Checkerboard Pattern in Print" | In response to Reply # 0quenton8 Nikonian since 11th Apr 2010Wed 29-Aug-12 10:57 AM
The first thing I would do is run a nozzle check if you have not already.
And any other diagnostic the printer has (e.g. Head Alignment, if the printer has that)
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#3. "RE: Checkerboard Pattern in Print" | In response to Reply # 2elcee Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005Thu 30-Aug-12 04:22 AM
Questions to ask when encountering printing problems --
Wrong paper? Wrong side of paper? Wrong size of print?
All image prints?
Visible on-screen at 100-200% zoom?
Image from a scanner?
Sharpening technique/amount? RIP used?
Interference banding/moire pattern caused by the final resolution accidentally lining up rows of ink droplets?
Master printer Jeff Schewe quoted on:
"May 30, 2010; 06:57 p.m.
It's not at all unusual for texture patterns in images to to produce potential interferences patterns in printed output at given output resolutions it's a fact of life with exotic dither patterns of ink jet printers...
You don't say whether or not your image's native resolution is actually 480ppi or if you have up-sampled to 480? Pretty sure my discussion of the optimal resolution specifies that the image's native resolution needs to be between 180-480ppi.
Often, simply changing the resolution 10 to 20 PPI will be enough to break the interference pattern. You can also try upsampling to 720ppi and seeing if that eliminated the interference patterns."
Another guy's technique (2005, Cs/Cs2, so YMMV)