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Epson workforce 600 Horizontal White Lines

Multiple head cleanings and nozzle checks. Replaced all ink cartridges. Test sheets print fine, but defects show up in real world printing.

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Your print heads may be clean, but it sounds like there is either a gouge in the heads one of the other components that touches the paper (transfer roller, imaging drum, whatever is on this model).

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SOURCE: Epson Photo RX620: Printing Pink Lines

Hi,

None of these answers are accurate.  I know precisely what your problem is, and you aren't going to like what I have to say.  What you are experiencing will happen eventually to every Epson printer and there is nothing you can do about it other than to buy a new printer.  I have an Epson Stylus Photo 895 ( a 500 dollar printer in its day), which has the same issue.  I am just waiting for my ink cartridges to run out in order to buy a new one.

Endless research on google has turned up that there is no solution to this problem.  The issue you are having is with the Epson print head, which uses piezo technology.  What that means is that unlike HP or Canon printers which are thermal, piezo uses a small piezoelectrical cell to force ink out of the chamber.  It has advantages over thermal in that thermal requires a precise temperature to get ink on the page (what actually happens is that ink is heated, it forms a bubble, and the bubble bursts onto the page, hence the name BubbleJet).  Therefore, the ink has to have fairly precise thermal ink properties making it more expensive to manufacture.  Also, the ink on a BubbleJet (or HP) is wetter when it hits the page, and since the ink is heat resistant or order to properly form the bubble, the printer needs to incorporate a fast drying technology which consumes more energy.  The massive advantage of thermal is that the print head is on the cartridge, not on the printer itself; change your cartridges, get a brand new print head.  It makes cartridges more expensive, but reduces problems such as what you are experiencing.

Piezo on the other hand, always shoot ink through the same print head.  Once the head become damaged over time, the piezoelectric cell is no longer accurately pushing out the ink, and there is nothing you can do about it.  If you are lucky, it is only dried ink in the print head, but I can almost guarantee you that it is not.  Dried ink can be cleaned by repeated head cleanings, even manual ones involving rubbing alcohol.  However, I know that those pink lines are caused by the deterioration of the cell, and cannot be fixed.  If if were only dried ink, you wouldn't be limited to just pink lines on the page, you would see other colours.  If the cell is not doing its job, the lines are always pink (often called magenta when you google this problem).  The solution is to acquire a new print head.  Unfortunately, the cost of replacing an Epson print head is IDENTICAL to the cost of a new Epson printer.

So basically you have no choice, you need to buy a new printer.  Were I you, I would purchase a new thermal inkjet printer so that you get a new print head with every cartridge.  Look around before you buy to find out exactly how much the cartridges will cost, and then you will know which brand to buy.  Although piezo *can* make for a cheaper printer at the outset, Epson simply charged what HP and Canon do for their replacement cartridges because that is what people are used to paying, but you really do get more in a thermal inkjet catridge.

Sorry for the bad news,
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Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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hi-

You might be having a clogged nozzles, if you want you can try to dismantle and check on the nozzles, heres the link on how to check it just click HERE

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus DX8400 empty ink cartridges but actually new

Sometimes there is a coating on the chips (even original epson ones!) - Old wives tales say dont touch the chips with your fingers - but take the carts out one by one and wipe your finger over the chips (1 finger for one chip - dont reuse the same finger on a different chip)

Reinstall them and that worked for me on a dx4500 with original epson carts in

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus Photo R800 Print Head Nozzles ??

Don't use nozzles clean function, besides ink consuming it can cause damages that cannot be fixed: black lines on the back side of the page that will be permanent. Instead put two photo paper together (2x260 gr) and push the two papers together into the printer while printing a motive including many colors. Do so a couple of times and the clogg usually disappears. Good luck! jonk

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: When I do a nozzel check the black ink on my Epson

Hi There

Summary

Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning
And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

Ok.

There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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Possible Cause:

Air in the print head: This is the most common cause of printing problems. When changing the cartridges, or for other reasons, air bubbles can enter the print head. This prevents the necessary pressure build up (through heating or vibration) as a result, no ink is sprayed onto the paper and you can see white lines. This effect is also called banding.

Solution:

To improve your print, most printers feature a print head cleaning cycle. Ink is flushed through the print head to re-establish the ink flow. It may be that you have to carry out this procedure several times to achieve the desired result.


Possible Cause:

Blocked nozzles: If the printer is not used for a long period, particles can build up and block the print head.

Solution:

To remove this blockage, run the cleaning cycle. If you cannot achieve a satisfactory result, use a nozzle cleaning fluid.


Possible Cause:

Defective print head: Print heads are exposed to high stress. The temperature variation in thermal print heads can vary by 100`s of degrees centigrade up to 10000 Hertz (10.000 times per second). Therefore print heads have a certain amount of wear and tear. Depending on the manufacturer and price, print heads have a limited life. Epson uses Piezo print heads, which guarantee a long life. However if they do become defective, compared to other printers, the repair can be costly.

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With printers that feature integrated print heads that are separate from the ink tank (that is for example, Epson and most Canon machines) all that remains is to change the print head. With HP Lexmark and Dell the print head is part of the cartridge, and is automatically replaced each time you replace the cartridge.

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The Epson printer may only use genuine ink cartridges which contain a chip so that you cannot fill the cartridge with ink or use non genuine ink cartridges.

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Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

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It appears that your printer is malfunctioning and will require service. Contact Epson and verify if your printer is still under warranty so they can replace it. Otherwise, have your printer check by the nearest service center in your area.

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I have a Epson Workforce 600 printer. Changed all ink cartridges and cannot get the black ink to print. It will print in color mode only without the black ink. What should I do? Sandy


Hello Jaasp,

Follow these steps to print the nozzle check:
  1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.


  2. Press the Home button.


  3. Press cp_button_41_er.gif or cp_button_42_er.gif to select Setup.


  4. cp_display_293_er.gif

  5. Press OK.


  6. Press cp_button_41_er.gif or cp_button_42_er.gif to select Maintenance, then press OK. You see this screen:


  7. cp_display_327_er.gif

  8. Select Nozzle Check, and press OK.


  9. cp_display_334_er.gif

  10. Press cp_button_6.gif Start to print the nozzle check.


  11. Shown below are some examples of what the nozzle check may look like.

    Nozzle check pattern with no gaps

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    Nozzle check pattern with gaps

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  12. Press Finish Nozzle Check and press OK when you're done.

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The most likely cause is that some of the print head nozzles are blocked with dried ink and inserting new ink cartridges won't fix this problem. You need a new print head.
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f print quality does not improve by the standard cleaning of the Print Head, clean the Print Head deeply. Cleaning the Print Head deeply consumes more ink than the standard cleaning of the Print Head, so clean the Print Head deeply only when necessary.
1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

2. Clean the Print Head deeply. (1) Press the g0022565.png (Maintenance) button repeatedly until y appears. g0054776.png
(2) Press the Black or Color button.
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3. Check the print head condition.

When the deep cleaning is completed, the LED returns to the copy standby mode. To check the print head condition, print the nozzle check pattern.

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If the problem is not resolved, turn off the power and clean the Print Head deeply again after 24 hours.
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See " Replacing FINE Cartridges".
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Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles.

NOTE If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace the FINE Cartridge whose ink is low.
See " Replacing FINE Cartridges".



You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

3. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

4. Print the nozzle check pattern.

(1) Press the g0020617.png (Maintenance) button repeatedly until A appears. g0054754.png
(2) Press the Black or Color button.

The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

5. Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.

Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the Print Head if necessary.

1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (1) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (2). g0054755.png (1) Check if lines are missing in this pattern. If yes, the cleaning is required.
See " Cleaning the Print Head".

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(A) Good
(B) Bad (lines are missing)

(2) Check if horizontal white streaks are present in this pattern. If yes, the cleaning is required.
See " Cleaning the Print Head".
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(A) Good
(B) Bad (horizontal white streaks are present)
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