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Faded/bad coloring on color printer/scanner - Kodak ESP5


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  • mary_randy Dec 15, 2008

    Faded / bad coloring. Photos too dark. Bright reds turn out flat, fade purplish red. Really terrible.

  • janeolly Jan 17, 2009

    I'm really disappointed with this printer, too! Colours are far too pink/mauve compared to originals. Hope it's a configuration problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have tried every maintenance function and get the same thing, very pink on all reds and oranges.



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Take out both the colour and black ink cartridge and look on there sides as there would be a number written on the side.......this is to determine if the ink cartridges are genuine or are few numbers for the ink cartridges if they match and still have issue then its a print head issue else bad ink cartridges probably refilled........

  • 1K3156
  • 1K3157
  • 1K3178
  • 1K3177
  • 1K3189
  • 1K3190
  • 1K3627
  • 1K3622
  • 1K3629
  • 1K3638
  • 1K3620
  • 1K3621
let me know how many have ink cartridges that do not match these numbers.........let me know if this was helpful.........

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