Epson Printer Can’t Print Showing Only Blue Stripes on Mac

Blue stripes printer fix

I wanted to print, and I wanted it quick, and my Epson printer couldn’t print as usual. The printer itself run as usual as if it printed my document, however, the result was only blue stripes printed or blue horizontal lines, and the rest was nothing printed.

If you want to know how to scan with Epson printer, you may want to check this page out.

Trying to solve this problem, I’ve googled then if anyone who has this printer does have the same problem, and found the thread in a forum, and after reading it, this is what helped me fixing this problem.

Make sure all your inks are ok, and the printer is connected to your computer.

Fixing Printer that prints blue stripes or horizontal lines


1. Open your system’s preference, if the printer icon is not showing on the doc.

System Preferences
System Preferences

2. Click “Printers & Scanners

3. Under “Printers” you will see your active Printer device. Double click it.

4. You’ll see the printer’s configuration dialog box. Double click the “Settings” with gear icon.

Blue stripes printer fix
Blue stripes printer fix

5. Then go to “Utility” tab, and click “Clean Print Heads

The printer will clean the head, and mine took about 3-4 minutes, then, after the process is done, you can start printing your document again, mine did work then.

I hope, if you have this same issue with your Epson printer, yours will be fixed this easy too. Share your experience in the comment section below this post to help other Epson printers users.

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The easiest method with the best result is using Cloud ready printers as listed in this page.

But if you don’t have one of those printers, you can use your existing printer to print any documents in your Chrome OS based device.

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How to Scan on Mac from Epson Printer

Printers and Scanners in "System Preferences"

In this beginner guide, I will guide you through on how to scan on mac from Epson printer using Mac Mavericks OS X, and Epson Stylus SX125 all-in-one printer.

Actually on a sunday morning, somewhere last month, I scanned on a Mac for the first time, as I usually used a PC Windows based computer.

It was Sunday, and usually, I don’t touch my computer, however, because I wanted to scan my son’d school document, I had to do it.

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