Monday, October 24, 2011

Remembering the Person that Changed the World – Steve Jobs

Words can’t describe how much we will miss Steve Jobs: who not only is remembered as the creator of the Apple empire, but also as one of the greatest philanthropist and motivator of the 21st century. We’ve pulled out a number of great artworks in the memory of Steve Jobs – maybe it’s the best way to grieve the loss for such an innovative man.

“Mosaic illustrations for Apple Inc and Steve Jobs related articles in Fortune magazine”

Illustration by Charis Tsevis (Tsevis Visual Design)
Photography by Corbis
Apple products courtesy by Apple Inc
iPhone app icons by their respective owners

A Pixar Goodbye

Little history behind this image:

Pixar Animation Studios was part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm until Steve Jobs acquired the company back in 1986. In 2006, Steve Jobs became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company. And the same year, Pixar was acquired by The Walt Disney Company.

Characters from left to right:
Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.
Sulley from Monsters, Inc.
Remy from Ratatouille
Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story series
Woody from Toy Story Series
Mr. Incredible from The Incredibles
Nimo from Finding Nemo
Lightning McQueen from Cars
Flik from A Bug’s Life
Carl Fredricksen from Up

Buzz Lightyear and Steve Jobs –


Pixar’s signature lamp Luxo Jr. and Apple logo –

Illustrator Raid71 (Chris Thornley) -

Fallen Apple logo –  


Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011. In the memory of love.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How to Eliminate Unwanted Light Stripes for Xerox Phaser Printers

It is not a frequent issue, but what should you do when your Xerox Phaser series printer produces unwanted light strips like the following images:

Example 1 –

Example 2 – 

You can also run a test page. If the printing result resembles the one below, then for certain a light strips issue is present –  

The cause for these types of printing errors, sometimes faded strips or wrong colored stripes, are usually due to dirty print head or debris found in paper exit area. Xerox already programmed automatic print head cleaning steps that can be found on printer’s main panel.
  • Scroll down to "Troubleshooting" menu
  • Select "Print Diagnostic Pages"
  • Select "Eliminate Light Stripes" 

For certain types of Phaser printers, there might be a slight change in troubleshooting descriptions:
  • Scroll to "Support" menu
  • Select "Improve Print Quality"
  • Select "Print Diagnostic Pages"
  • Select "Eliminate Light Stripes"

You might need to repeat the steps a few times in order for the stripes to disappear completely. However, if the issue remains after three attempts, we suggest you to turn off the printer for at least four hours or overnight then repeat the steps again. It allows the ink to solidify by turning the printer off.

Another method is to clean both the paper exit area and the maintenance drawer wiper blades. Open the exit cover and thoroughly inspect the paper exit area. Gently remove any debris or dust preferably with a lint free cloth.

For some models, there is also a green guide under the exit cover. Use the cloth to gently wipe the white plastic paper release blade then close the cover. Same cleaning steps can also be performed for the wiper blade inside the right panel.

Print out the test page again and image should resembles the one below when the light stripes issue has been solved –  

Remember to set the printer back to normal operation by scrolling to “Exit” then “Select.”  If none of the above steps work, service might be required to fix the issue.  

External links to some of our most popular compatible Xerox Phaser toner cartridges:

Compatible Xerox Phaser 3250 Toner –

Compatible Xerox Phaser 6180 Toners –

Compatible Xerox Phaser 7400 Toners –