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Very Faint Printouts

I have an Epson RX680 using Epson Claria 78 ink cartridges. The printer is about 1 year old and is used moderately for printing black & white documents and color graphics on photo paper. About a week ago, the printer suddenly stopped printing clearly - there were lines in my color prints, and only a couple colors would come through, like light magenta and cyan, but no light cyan, regular magenta, yellow, or black. Black & white printing was very faint. I checked the status of the ink cartridges, ran nozzle checks, alignment tests, cleaned the ink heads, and replaced the ink cartridges. No change. What could be causing my printer to malfunction so severely? It doesn't report any issues, and yet, when I go to print, the results are always severely unusable. This is a business printer, so the problem is crippling. Thanks for any advice/troubleshooting you can offer.

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I find the best way to clean the heads is buy some cleaning cartridges as they have cleaning fluid in them and use them to clean it will take about 10 or more times to clean the heads then put the color ones back in and try again.
Just keep putting it on clean the head don't do a print out till at lest you have cleaned 10 or more times.

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Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Cleaning the Print Head 21
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