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Kodak printer esp 3 black ink not printing good

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  • zyxugo May 19, 2009

    this has to be the worst printer made

  • zyxugo May 19, 2009

    esp 3 piece of junk never again would i buy this

  • zyxugo May 19, 2009

    cant figure out what is wrong problems with this all the time is there a solution at all ready to get rid of this printer

  • zyxugo May 19, 2009

    what is the best printer to buy and why

  • zyxugo May 19, 2009

    printer has nothing but problems esp 3 will buy new printer what should i buy

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Try lexmark printers because it easy to fix it, encase there's a trouble ..

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Kodak ESP-3 All-in-One-Printer still says black ink catridge is low after I replaced it


There is a sensor in the cartridge which contacts with the printer. See it is clean from dirt. Try reseating the cartridge. If you use cheap cartridge rather than genuine then this could happen.

Check for updates in the Kodak website appropriate for you.
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USELESS! I guess the life of an ESP 3 is up to a year, because after Kodak replaced my first ESP 3 with a second, I'm now having issues. It's also MOST frustrating that if one cartridge is empty and...


Regarding the empty ink cartridges, ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or viceversa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.
If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

Regarding the printer not being able to detect the size of the paper, you probably need a firmware update. Here is the support information from Kodak website.

And I have to agree with you, printers don't have a very long life cycle, but you should get at least 2 years out of it! Good luck!

Dec 06, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Purchased Kodak ESP 3250 yesterday. Not printing photographs.


Yes sounds to me like one of your ink cartridge is empty. Replace and try again.

Jul 26, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Kodak esp 3250 won't print black. Changed cartridge and still won't print black. Just installed new printer.


I fixed my ESP 3250 print problems by removing the cartridges and print head. Using a Q-tip and warm water, added drops of water to each of the print head ink wells until the water / ink from the wells bled thru onto a cleanex. Did this several times. Dryed the print head fairly well. Then added a drop of water to each cartridge for each color. Reasembled and ran an alignment and to my surprise, it works! I hadn't used my printer in a while, so the ink had dryed on the felt for both the print head and cartridges.......

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My Kodak ESP 3 all-in-one printer will not print


you may try to clean the printhead and recalibrate the printer. if this will not correct the problem, you need to replace the printhead. I suggest contacting Kodak technical support to have a replacement printhead.

Apr 13, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Ink problems


For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

  • Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
  • Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
  • if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead
Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Sep 01, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Kodak ESP 3 Colors won't print


For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

  • Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
  • Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
  • if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead
Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Aug 28, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Kodak esp 3 printer won't work


For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

  • Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
  • Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
  • if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead
Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Aug 20, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Printing with a Kodak Esp 3


NO, not that I know of. I hate this too. My solution is to get a $50 trade in for a HP printer, scanner. check on line for HP trade in. There is one in effect now. You have to buy a printer that is at least $179 regulat price, even if it is on sale for 129, you can get the rebate.
My printer has had 3 printheads replaced, ink, I got 4 4X6 color prints and 85 black printed pages before the ink ran out. Kodak has bigggggggggggggggg problems with this printer.

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Kodak esp-3 cannot purge air from print head


WE HAVE AKODAK ESP-3 ALL IN ONE.
RAN OUT OF BLACK INK. HAVE REPLACED BLACK CARTRIDGE 2 TIMES BUT CANNOT GET BLACK TO PRINT. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT???

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