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When printing pictures on cannon photo paper semi-gloss or any other type photo paper the black ink is running.

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Canon has a special ink for printing on glossy papers.

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There are many different types of Photo Paper and your Epson Printer has different Print Settings for each type. Matte paper, at the microscopic level, has more surface area than smoother papers and therefore has greater absorptive properties which, in turn, require a larger than usual amount of ink in order to produce an image with good resolution, than is the case for smoother papers. So Matte setting on a less absorbent paper type can cause excess ink issues and the problems you describe. The correct setting for each type of paper is the setting matching what is printed on the packaging of each respective type of paper (fabric, textured, matte, soft gloss, semi-gloss, gloss, high gloss, ultra gloss, premium gloss, etc).

Start > Control Panel > printers and faxes > right click on Epson Stylus 1400 icon > printing preferences > main > select 'Photo' or 'Best Photo' > click on the arrow next to 'Type' to reveal the drop down menu to select each Photo Paper Type you test > Apply > OK > restart printer > test Photo Printing again.

It is, for creative reasons, possible to deliberately use mismatched Photo Papers and Print Settings for artistic effect, but the results are unpredictable and matte settings for smoother, less absorbent papers can cause similar problems to those you describe. My advice to you would be to buy a variety of small packs of different papers to experiment with. Your enhanced aesthetic instincts will help you identify the best paper for the outcome you envisage. As a place to start, please consider examples of potential paper ideas by clicking on or copy/pasting-to-browser the links/URLs below:


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=satin+photo+paper&x=17&y=13

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=satin+photo+paper&x=17&y=13#/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fabric+photo+paper&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Afabric+photo+paper

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=satin+photo+paper&x=17&y=13#/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_20?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=textured+photo+paper&sprefix=textured+photo+paper&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Atextured+photo+paper

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I hope this helps.

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