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Printing Streaky My Epson R320 is not printing correctly. I do the nozzle check test and the black has a few gaps in it no matter how many times i clean the print head (same spot each time). When I print a page of text, for example, the page has "lines" in it where the ink did not print and the parts that did print, the ink is faint. Another example is when i printed a photo of someone in a (solid black) tux, the photo came out looking like he was wearing brown pin stripes. Is it the ink or the printer itself that is malfunctioning?

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Most likely the printer has been sitting for along time not used or you have used cheap replacement ink. Epsons are notorious for clogging the jets with cheap ink. unfortunately replacing the ink cartridges will not help because the jets are seperate from them. If cleaning numerous times does not work your next best bet is to buy a cleaning ink cartridge for your model. otherwise youll need a new printhead or new printer. If your going to use cheap replacement cartridges stay away from epson.

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