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Epson RX 595: Yellow streaks in black

When i print with my RX 595 I get bad streaks across most colors, and black is especially problematic. I've been told that there should be a setting to have the printer use just the black cartridge when printing black as opposed to all the colors. I've yet to find any such setting with Epson's awe full software. I've wasted far too much ink trying to get quality prints out of this thing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  • TJLarson90 Mar 05, 2009

    Thanks a lot for the fast response, but I can't find any advanced options at all.
    When I open my print utility all I have are basic maintenance options (nozzle check, head cleaning; etc.) I'm fairly certain I have the most recent driver, and utilities (v. 6.10), but the options I have before me seem ridiculously limited.

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In the printer settings, there is a button to switch to Advanced.

So, right click on the printer, select properties, click Advanced, then Printing Defaults, then there is your switch to Advanced button. That will reveal the tick box that says only use black.

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