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Epson Stylus C86 printing problem

My C86 is not printing well. About every seventh line does not fully print - it is just barely visable. I have gone through software troubleshooting guides and have not been able to fix the problem. It seems like a technical problem with the printer. It started after we changed the ink cartridge. The new cartridges were super cheap. Is this just because of cheap cartridges or is there some other problem. Is there something I can do? Thanks for your help. -Jess

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Evry now and then it dose not print a line of text correctly it looks like a white line running through the text

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Re: Epson Stylus C86 printing problem

There can be problems with cheap cartridges. Try another brand just to be sure. But if the printer is faulting- I don't think it is - it will have to be replace, there not a repair option. It it is fairly new - try the Epson web site - a low cost swap out replacement may be on offer,

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