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Ink problem Color in pictures should be red come out yellow. Coupons are coming out yellow and not blue or black. Bought new cartridges same problem.

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Re: Ink problem

Hey tootie, the only thing possible are try head cleaning, if it dont work you can buy cleaning cartridges to fix it there only like £5 you will find below. its very common on all newer epson printers. afraid if that dont work its a new printer job as the last time i priced new heads for a epson at trade they wanted £45+vat. All the best John

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