Question about Epson Stylus 1400 InkJet Photo Printer
It's likely that you have a leak in one of your cartridges that is cross polluting with the other colours.
Given that magenta (red) seems to be the cause I would recommend pulling that cartridge and check inside the area it normally sits to see if there's any obvious pooling or puddles of ink.
Also worth checking all the other cartridges to see if any of these are failing or similar.
This sort of problem can happen with various 3rd party cartridges that are poorly made without many of the valves or flow controls built into the original/OEM carts.
That's not to say that ALL 3rd party carts are bad, just that some should definitely be avoided.
Once you've identified where the excess ink is coming from you'll need to replace any cartridges, clean up any mess in the printhead carriage area (the part where the cartridges plug in) and then do a little printing until most of the polluted ink has passed through the system.
You may also find it's worth blotting the parking pad area that the printhead usually sleeps on for any ink puddling that's built up there.
If you need help with any of these things report back and I'll provide the necessary info... avoid too many cleaning cycles though and take your time.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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