Black and white not printing correctly, color is fine
I have an Epson Stylus 3810. It's been working fine until recently. When printing a document without color there appears to be gaps in the output. Some of the document prints fine, some does not. If I print the document from Word and change the color from black to blue, the document prints fine. I've ran the nozzle clean utility several times and gone through a bunch of ink. Any suggestions on what I can do. The Epson support page suggested I leave the printer off for a day or so so any hardened ink will soften. I replaced the black ink cartridge with a third party ink product first, then thinking that was the issue replaced that with an Epson black ink cartridge. The result is the same. Any hints or tips are greatly appreciated.
Re: Black and white not printing correctly, color is fine
If you are not using Epson ink, your printer will do this. Epson printers hate knock-off ink. Always use Epson ink if you want to keep your printer working properly. To solve the problem you are having, try cleaning the ink tubes. Make sure you re-install them properly. Hope this helps. Charlene
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I have a CX4800 and after clicking Print, I click Properties, then check Black ink only (is this how you are printing black and white - or is your document black and white)
If you haven't tried this option - it is worth a shot.
open your document which you want to print .. give print then select your printer ...>go to printing preference then go to color tab ..>there you can find option called print color in gray scale ...>select the option and check ....
My Epson Stylus cx8400 uses ink so fast. I would like to turn this into a black and white printer only. The problem is, I am out of one of the color ink cartridges and it won't let me proceed until I replace it. Is there a way, in the mode it's in now, to get this to print with the black and white only? I am nearly out of ink on all color cartridges now and do not want to purchase more at the high cost they are.
place the document in side, by the left hand top you will see copy, with two different buttons one is coloured and the other, click on the coloured to get coloured document and click on the black to give you black and white, just once and make sure there is paper in the feeder, thanks
your problem is about profiles. The gutenprint is the only way to print from intel to r1800, but this driver don't use the same ICC profiles. You have to use one of three solutions below: 1 the best, you have a profile calibrating device, you make a profile of your couple ink-paper and you convert your document into this ICC profile. 2 you convert your picture into your software in one of the Epson generic profiles (hey probably still are on your computer) and you print whithout color managment 3 (awful) you anticipate the color distorsion and you tune your picture to be bad on the screen but pretty good on paper.
Im sorry to inform but yes, Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head. Therefore, once one of the cartridges are expended, the printer signals you to replace the cartridge in order for printing to continue.