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This normal with epson printers. The nozzles get blocked and some colors are not printed. Try to take the Nozzles print by Turning on the printer while pressing the ink replace button.
The printer will print a page with some lines, see if you can find all the colors. Cyan Magenta, Yellow & Black lines. if not hold the ink button for 5 sec., and it will clean the head try the 1st step again.
Don, you are a moron, the Red is leaching out? Why don't you take your epson printers and shove them up your ***. I've owned 2 of them...FORTUNATELY one came free with a purchase of a new PC...THATS HOW MUCH GARBAGE YOUR PRINTERS ARE...HP completely blows EPSUCK away.....HE TOLD YOU HE USED FACTORY CARTRIDGES...Funny, I am having the same problem with my black that won't print at all...do you suggest the black has been leached? Your a horrible EpSUCK expert...not go let your dog lick the peanut butter out of your ***...
Depending on the age of the printer and how often it is used it could be a dead piezo element in the magenta head or some dirt that is trapped in the feed mechanism to the head.That's why i never use refilled or poor quality substitute cartridges. Some Epson printers lasts for ages but unfortunately due to the head being permanent on all epson inkjets the only way out is for the replacement of the heads or a new printer. You could also try the magenta cartridge on another same model epson if you have access to one to see if the cartridge is perhaps a dud. Or alternatively purchase another cartdridge and check it out.
Do you mean "how do I print text in Magenta instead of black". Well, you change the colour of the text from black to magenta. For example in Word, you would select (highlight) all the text, click on Format, then Font. Then click on the down arrow at the side of the Font Color box, then click on Magenta. To check you have the right colour, click again on the down arrow at the side of the Font Color box, and select More Colors. Then click on Custom. Magenta has a Red-Green-Blue value of 255-0-255. Now print the document and it will come out with magenta text.
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Actually magenta is the weakest compared to cyan and yellow using even K3 inks. Now epson is releasing K3 with vivid magenta ink. Using any color management I have found it very difficult to reach a real red without a lot of tweaking in my color profiles. Now it appears that Epson sees the problem and is changing magenta out for vivid magenta ink to solve the weak magenta.
One of the possible reason why you can't print black in white because Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. More than that Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head.