Printheads on that EPSON...as almost all Epson brand printers are IMPOSIBLE to change. Are made for waste containers! It's trgough. If you can change head on that, maybe in a bit less than 200 hours! It's NOT a joke! Better, i nought a K8400 HP large format...It's 4 seconds to change heads. Also, they are cheap price and LAST very very long...but NEVER let any inkjet printer without printing all 4 colors for a minimum of 1 page in 3 weeks. Heads would dry. If you care you'll print with the K8400 for about 100,000 pages.
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Blocked print head nozzles Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent blocked print head nozzles. You may have blocked print head nozzles. Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles. After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the print then a new print head is required.
first, are you on a screen that has text on it to print. say a word document? Not a web page. second, how long has the 1400 been sitting before this happened? if a long time then the ink head may be clogged. Try printing in gray scale only and then in color and see if the same thing happends. Third make sure all print tasks are cleared. normally in the bottom right hand corner you will see a printer icon. if youclick it it will tell you how many jobs are waiting. clear them all. by pausing and then canceling them. (if they are there.) if none of those exist then look for the ink pad on the inside of the printer to the right. ( you will have to see if the head is moving left and right to do this.) if the printing head is moving left and right and you dont see anything stuck like paper and such in the machine then you need to find out if the black foam on the right where the print head parks when its done and shut off is wet or not. this entails watchin the print head go to the left and then shutting down power to this printer by unpluggin it. (this is not a switch off it needs to be unplugged from the 110 outlet) then if you can feel by a Q tip if you donw want to get your hands inked and see if it comes up with colors and black. if it does not then the ink heads or ink or both are dried. then do a search here on Fixya to look for clogged ink heads
Color printers do not like being unused for long periods, the print heads will become blocked. If the color cartridges are full and you have done a deep clean print head several times, then the color print heads are most likely is blocked the print head needs to be replaced. NOTE the cost of replacing printer head could be expensive, this could be an opportunity to upgrade to a new and better printer.
I've had the same problem. Drives ya nuts. Found that error said dvd/vcr release something or other on the epson print monitor. In any case, I found that if the front door isn't securely closed. (the front door you open to insert the dvd thingie, the paper will just feed or not feed at all. Once the door is closed on the front, the feed works fine again.