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Printer won't print color test bars

I noticed that I was missing a color in a print out so I went to the epson printer utility to clean and run a nozzle check, it kicks out one page immediately and then prints another one but all it prints is FG0853 QP101589.
I unplugged it for 10 seconds and then restarted...still the same.  When I go in to check ink levels it is blank.  I just updated the operating system security, could this be causing the problem?
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Sounds like a printer driver problem. Uninstall and reinstall driver and that should fix that.

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