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Epson 2200 printing problem

I have had my epson 2200 for years adn love it. i had recently had a new print head installed. now i am getting beautiful results from my prints except the first 1/4 inch. when it starts printing i get a discolored band across the first 1/4 inch of every photo i print. what would be the cause of this? susie q2u

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Re: epson 2200 printing problem

Before the printer starts the actual image it prints a line above where it should start.

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Re: epson 2200 printing problem

More a software problem it imaging try reloading the software[driver] and do it exactly as Epson tell you - disable A/N program for example.

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I'm using Mac OS X 10.5.8. My Epson 2200 has gone nuts. It prints reds as green, etc etc. Completely unusable prints

Good Day!
Try "Head Cleaning". you can find it under printer properties, maintenance tab, then hit on head cleaning. once done, hit on print check pattern, please continue doing this until the print out goes clearer. after this, try to print a document again.
i hope this helps.

Jul 20, 2011 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Vista incompatability ?

Hi there,

Try to un-install the driver first of the printer, after you do this Install again the printer driver..

Thank you

Jun 04, 2008 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Stylus 2200, "print test page" in menu, unclickable.

- System Preferences
- Print & Fax
- Select Epson Stylus Photo 2200
- Open Print Queue
- In the top right corner of the Queue window click the Utility button
- Epson Printer Utility will open where you can check the levels and run cleanings and nozzle checks, etc.

May 07, 2009 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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My Epson 2200 prints leaving horz bands about every 1/2 inch. I have not usrd the printer for over a year but did install allnew ink.

Your print head probably has crusted ink on it, as the heads are built into Epsons. If you have tried cleaning, deep cleaning, and then priming (the last 2 aren't available on all Epsons), and it is still banding, you have 2 options:
Disassemble the printer and soak the head in alcohol and hope it works OR get a new printer.
Heads on an Epson are too expensive to bother swapping out.

May 02, 2009 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Epson RX650 with a G5 Mac. Printing beautifully,now pgs are blank

It definately sounds like blocked print heads, try head cleaning 4 or 5 times, leave overnight and try another 4 or 5 times the next day. This usually works, if not you will need to try something a little bit stronger. Try this link:

Blocked print heads are more far more common if you are using non-genuine Epson inks. Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

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Epson 2200 - vertical lines

I don't know if this will help as my printer is a different model (the epson stylus photo r280) but I have been battling the vertical line issue for weeks, ever since getting a new imac. I am printing altered photos from photoshop on epson ultra premium matte photo paper. After trying every conceivable setting, and spending an hour with less than helpful tech support from epson (where they insisted I needed to download new drivers) I just resolved it this morning at last by increasing the dpi setting on the print function to beyond what I would normally use(1440x 1440 rather than what I had been using at 720).

The prints came out great at last!

On my older computer with this same printer the prints came out fine at the lower setting. But for some reason it appears that the higher setting is now necessary to eliminate those dreaded lines.

I hope this helps.

Feb 03, 2009 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Light purple cast to black and white prints

Known issue. Use QTR to print bw prints. Works great on my Epson 2200.

Dec 06, 2008 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Inkjet photo printing

This may sound idiotic, but print out a nozzle check pattern in your maintenance tab. Good chance you have a clogged printhead. Check out how to do a print head cleaning and what solutions and tools you'll need. Careful if you're using compatible inks or refilled cartridges, or long expired ink.

This one works great for me. Go GENTLY, best not to use Windex or any unauthorized solutions, as they may cause damage to plastic parts.

May 30, 2008 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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White bands on my prints

Did you try cleaning the decoder strip? It is located behind the print head, looks like the tape inside a cassette tape. If it has ink splatter or a smudge on it carefully wipe it down with a paper towel (damp). It may be easier to remove it, careful not to stretch the little spring on the left side.

Dec 14, 2007 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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is your ink cartridge full and properly alligned, do you have the most recent drivers. best bet to uninstall and reinstall it.

Jul 31, 2007 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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