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Epson 1400 won't print blacks

Epson 1400 won't print black correctly. Especially notice in shadows, which print greenisk/reddish brown. Printer DID work correctly for a while on two different Vista OS.

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  • johnsilverma Jun 14, 2009

    Tried 3 sets of brand new Epson brand ink - all same results.

    Epson replaced the printer... but the replacement printer still will not print blacks correctly.

    I also have a Canon Pixcma ip5000 connected to the same computer, printing the same file, using the same application (Microsoft Picture Manager) and it prints perfectly.

    Same bad results printing same file using Adobe Indesign or Photoshop from the Epson 1400.

    NOTE: Plugging the USB printer cable into any Vista OS computers and turning on the printer automatically installs the Epson 1400 print driver for that USB virtual port.

    Also used different USB cables - same bad results.

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Hi

Many problems regarding Ink with Epson relate to using cheap ink consumables. I recommend you buy original Epson black ink catridge. I know its more expensive but you should see the black ink clear.

Be sure to run head alignment and clean printer option first with the current black ink then replace with the new original Epson ink catridge

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Andy

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

  • andrewjamesb Jun 14, 2009

    Hi



    Thanks for your reply.



    In that case I would recommend using your other printer instead of the Epson 1400. In fact I have heard of several similar cases but involving different applications



    If you have had the printer replaced, can you specify that you require a different Epson model? Or if possible use Lexmark I recommend any Lexmark range for printing photos, letters etc



    You have tried for some time to fix this Epson issue I would try and exchange your Epson model for a different printer (say Lexmark)



    Hope this helps



    Thanks



    Andy

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