My product is printing blank pages. What should I do?

  • Several factors may cause the product to print blank pages, such as print settings, low ink, or the product itself.

    Check the following:

    • Make sure the product is placed on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product won't operate properly if it's tilted or at an angle.
    • If the ink cartridges are old or low on ink, you may need to replace them.
    • Make sure you're using paper that meets the product's specifications.

      Note: Transparencies, hole-punched paper, and vellum paper are not supported.

    • Print a nozzle check pattern to see if any of the nozzles are clogged. Clean the print head, if necessary.
    • Make sure the paper size, orientation, and layout settings in your printer software are correct.
    • Make sure your document does not contain blank pages. If your printer software has a Preview option, you can check for blank pages before you print and remove them, if necessary.
    • If you're printing from Windows or a Mac, you can select Skip Blank Page in your printer software. To select the setting, follow the steps below for your operating system.


    1. Do one of the following:
      • Windows 10: Click and select (Settings) > Devices > Printers & scanners. Select your printer and select Manage > Printing preferences.
      • Windows 8.x: Navigate to the Apps screen and select Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Right-click your printer and select Printing Preferences.
      • Windows 7: Click and select Devices and Printers. Right-click your printer and select Printing Preferences.
      • Windows Vista: Click and select Control Panel (or point to Settings and select Control Panel). Select Printer (under Hardware and Sound) or Printers. Right-click your printer and select Printing Preferences.
    2. Click the Maintenance tab and click the Extended Settings button.
    3. Select Skip Blank Page.
    4. Click OK as necessary to save your settings.


    1. Open the menu and select System Preferences.
    2. Select Print & Scan, Print & Fax, or Printers & Scanners, select your product, and then select Options & Supplies.
    3. Select Driver or Options.

      You see this screen:

    4. Set Skip Blank Page to On.
    5. Click OK.
    Related concepts
    Print Head Nozzle Check
    Print Head Cleaning
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