How To Stop Printer Printing Blank Pages

There are few things more frustrating than carefully putting together an important document or file and pressing print, only for the printer to send out a completely blank sheet of paper, as fresh-faced as the day it left the ream. There are a few things that could be the cause of this problem, including:

  • Empty ink or toner cartridges that need replacing
  • Ink or toner cartridges that have become dislodged from their proper place
  •  The wrong paper size loaded in the input tray
  • Clogged printer head nozzles causing a build-up of blocked ink or toner
  •  Blank pages in the document you’re printing

Empty Cartridges

We don’t want to sound condescending, but have you checked the ink/toner levels in your cartridge? They may have completely depleted since you last used the printer. Check the ink/toner levels and replace when necessary.

Disconnected Cartridge

Even if your cartridge is full and ready for action, it may have become slightly dislodged and no longer in full electrical contact with the printer. The easiest way to rectify this potential problem is to simply remove and reinstall the cartridges. This may complete the electrical circuit and ensure everything runs and prints as normal.

Incorrect Paper Size

If you have accidentally (or purposefully for a previous print job) changed the in-program paper size setting without reverting back to your paper size of choice – it could be confusing the printer. Go into Print Preview or the print settings and make sure the correct paper size is selected.

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