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Epson workforce 610 print lines still missing after cleaning printheads

I also tried to adjust the alignment with no change in results. Seems to only be missing on Black ink. Changed the cartridge and reapplied the adjustments and cleaning but still having the problem.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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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,
DD.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus CX5000 blurry or smudged printing

epson uses pigmented ink and compatibles use dyes and thus if the paper is not of good quality then you can have this problem.

do the following

change the paper and try.

As there will be ink in the head and the ink feed tubes , print some 10 -15 copies of all color prints so that the original ink starts to get into the head and then the paper.

this should solve your problem

Also use your printer every 2 -3 days if you dont have any prints then give a noozle check and then switch off the printer. This will avoid the printer from doing a head clean very time you switch on the printer and also the ink will give you more output as there is less amount of head cleaning

bye

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Black not printing about every 3rd line

You have the classic single nozzle failure it appears. You say you have done a nozzle check. This should reveal that one of the black nozzles is not working i.e. there is a single gap in your nozzle check printout for the black nozzles. Now, this may be due to a blocked nozzle. Try the following print head soak process.

Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then try a head clean again. If still nothing, report back

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: epson c88 prints horizontal lines

It looks like storm_christ has lost interest in this problem, so we may call it "solved by poster".

Posted on May 06, 2009

SOURCE: I have a Epson Workforce

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

    im_586_er.gif

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

Posted on Jun 18, 2011

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While OEM cartridges are unlikely to experience the same problem if alignment was successful, it could be the compatible ink is lingering in the nozzles and needs to be flushed through with OEM inks to get crisp output.
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