Question about Epson Stylus Photo 1290 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Epson 1290 prints a ghost image in cyan or magenta

My 1290 is printing images OK but laying down a ghost image of the same image, offset and in one of the unique cartridge colours. So if I print black text I get a ghost image of the same thing in magenta, offset about 10mm. 
On a nozzle test it gives me three parallel lines (in the stepped arrangement) where there should be one, for a couple of the colours.
Head cleaning makes no difference.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • thisisgibson Apr 23, 2009

    Yes, head alignment has been tried. No luck there.

  • thisisgibson Apr 23, 2009

    Thanks, but the only way to align the head on the 1290 is through the computer, using the utility. There is no button on the printer.

  • Jim Scott May 11, 2010

    have you checked the head alignment ??

  • Deminemi May 11, 2010

    sorry i don't know how to solve this i just wanted to post to thank you for formatting your request well and providing a detailed description :D

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 214 Answers

I like this one! No don't have a solution but....interesting Try it's test not by computer, just printer, may need head alignment, should be a command for this on printer

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I correct error c4152?


Magenta Print head (print head has the LASER inside of it that writes the image on the drum) in this case it is the magenta LASER. Open and close the front door to reset. If it comes back replace the print head. Normal done as a set of all four. (Black, Magenta, Yellow, and Cyan). Worse case is the relay board is bad or the Image control Board$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.


Try this site as a start:


Precision Roller Printer Toner Cartridges Parts and Supplies Office...

Jun 04, 2015 | Konica Minolta Konica Bizhub C353 Drum...

2 Answers

MY HP LaserJet 2840 has a brand new Toner cartridge. Now it won't print at all and we are getting a "OPC at end of life" prompt. What does this mean?


Imaging drum reach 20,000 (black only) or 5,000 (color), replace the image drum.

Supplies life
The life of the imaging drum depends on the number of black-only or color pages that print jobs
require. Imaging-drum life is also affected each time the device calibrates because calibrating causes the imaging drum to rotate. Imaging-drum life is measured in terms of number of rotations rather than number of pages printed.
The type and length of print jobs also affects drum life. A series of short print jobs uses more drum
life than an equivalent number of pages printed in a single large job. To extend drum life, print
multiple copies of a print job at one time rather than sending the same job to the device multiple times.
The life of a print cartridge depends on the amount of toner that print jobs require. When printing text at 5% coverage, black print cartridges last an average of 5,000 pages and cyan, magenta, and
yellow print cartridges last an average of 2,000 pages. High-capacity cyan, magenta, and yellow print cartridges last an average of 4,000 pages. (A typical business letter has 5% coverage.)

Aug 18, 2011 | HP LaserJet 2840 Printer

1 Answer

My Epson is printing fine lines of different colours across and over the images that I am printing, if i am printing black the lines are blue, if in colour the lines are magenta or blue in different parts...


Check out this link for Stylus drivers for your printer. What I have found is that you can always go down with printer model for updating drivers but not up. Just copy and paste into your browser.

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=14387&prodoid=28907797&infoType=Downloads&platform=All

Let me know if this helps, and if I can help you with anything else.
JimmyC

Oct 02, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo 1290 InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Magenta (yellow) unit is PAST end of life... (I have changed cartridges I still have this message. I tried to read instruction, and I got following message: Install P/N 108R00649 following the instalation)


Hi armaskopljak:
You have replaced the toner cartridge but you still have to replace the imaging unit which is the drom that the toner cartridge attaches to.
Toner Cartridge OK, Low, Empty When 15,000
(high-capacity cartridge) or
7,500 (standard-capacity
cartridge) pages are
printed (5% print density).
Imaging Units At/Near end-of-life When 30,000 pages are
printed out or when the
pixel counts are
exceeded.
A fuse in the new
imaging unit will blow
upon installation,
resetting the counter.
Verify color calibration. Clean lenses.

Xerox Part Numbers

Toner Cartridges:
Standard Capacity Yellow 016-1975-00
Standard Capacity Magenta 016-1974-00
‘ Standard Capacity Cyan 016-1973-00
Standard Capacity Black 016-1976-00
High Capacity Yellow 016-1979-00
High Capacity Magenta 016-1978-00
High Capacity Cyan 016-1977-00
High Capacity Black 016-1980-00

Imaging Units
Cyan 016-1993-00
Magenta 016-1994-00
Yellow 016-1995-00
Black 016-1996-00
Hope this helps



Jul 10, 2009 | Xerox Phaser 7300DN Laser Printer

1 Answer

Im running 12"X18" sheets from the manual feed tray..


You should print the "Repeating Defects Page" Using the printer's front panel menu keys perform the following steps:
  1. With Information highlighted, press the OK button.
  2. Scroll to Troubleshooting by pressing the Scroll Up or Scroll Down button.
  3. Press the OK button.
  4. Scroll to Print Quality Probelms by pressing the Scroll Up or Scroll Down button.
  5. Press the OK button.
  6. Scroll to Repeating Defects Page by pressing the Scroll Up or Scroll Down button.
  7. Press the OK button to print the Repeating Defects Page.

Most likely you have a defect on your magenta imaging unit. Switch the Magenta and Cyan imaging units and try the test print....if you have blue spots 3 3/4 then it is the imaging unit (drum). If not you may need to change the belt cleaner assy.

If it isn't the imaging unit then it will be a problem with the fuser rollers, so replace the fusing assembly.

Jan 15, 2009 | Xerox Phaser 7750DN Laser Printer

1 Answer

Noise and overlapping 'ghost image' on photos


It sounds like something causing the print head to **** e.g. lack of lubrication on the track, missing teeth form the drive belt etc. Use MS Word (or something) to draw a black, magenta, cyan and yellow square, then drag the four squares so they completely overlap. Then lift up the printer top cover and print it. Watch the print head and see if you can identify the cause of the misalignment. Let me know what happens, or if you don't quite understand what I'm asking, come back at me.

Please rate this advice if it is helpful

Jan 03, 2009 | Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer

1 Answer

Epson 1290 printer


Fix posted yesterday BUT after a few perfect print outs the problem seems to be recurring.... will report back later. Trant

Mar 28, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo 1290 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Oki c5100n printing yellow color offset


What is the stats % of drums if low under 50% change them, soon as you add non Gen you throw a spanner in any attempt to fault find, fix is possible toner more than likely drum/drums, do a print of each colour and change drums as indicated by failure in its colour to print, check transport belt is OK and led heads are clean

Nov 13, 2007 | OKI C5100n Laser Printer

1 Answer

Print problem with Cyan cartridge


i had to run 10 cleaning to get a printer to print magenta. finally it cleaned it self..it gets expensive..leaving your printer on keeps the in nozzles clean..when its off for long periods it dries in the nozzles.

Oct 14, 2007 | Epson Stylus Photo R320 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Epson Stylus Photo 1290 InkJet Printer Logo

410 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Epson Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18408 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you an Epson Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...