Communication error between Epson Printer and iMac
After an ink change with black ink, our Epson Stylus Photo 1400 will not print from either of our iMacs. The COLOR ink cartridges are low but have never been an issue when only printing black ink. The printer is connected VIA USB. In the print queue it reads "Printer Busy" and the low ink light is on on the printer. Any ideas to fix this sudden issue?
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Re: communication error between Epson Printer and iMac
Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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Have you recently changed the black cartridge with a non-standard or remanufactured cartridge? I'm having the same problem with my deskjet and it started when I changed my Black cartridge for a non-HP refill.
The problem can be two fold. Wrong cartridges, or blocked/damaged inkjet openings. Return it to the seller under warranty if its brand new. If it was fitted with non epson cartridges your warranty may be in question.
But I could almost guarantee the black qand the blue cartridges are faulty or their feed jets are
Given that you are using a dye-sublimation ink I have to ask if you're basing the colours you're getting on the results on your substrate or on the finished product (after you've done the heat transfer).
Beyond that you should probably ask the supplier if they have a colour profile for their inks. If not you can look for one of the services available. I can't make any recommendations but communication with this company has been quite positive