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Hi my epson r285 with ciss is leaving ink blotches all over my print outs, predominantly black, but less frequent with the other colours. This is only a new printer. Head cleaning, noxzzle cleaning and head alignment do not fix this problem. Why is this happening and how vcan it be fixed? Is it because of the ciss? Think ink used in the ciss, the ciss cartridges, or a faulty print head?

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It might be caused by waste ink at bottom plate around head sprayer. For some CISS (bottle) design, ink will flow to head, and then flow to pad, when printer off. So, you must close respiratory hole at bottle when printer is not used. For cleaning, turn off printer (unplug power) when head is not in parking position. Move head to center. Put wet tissue (with cleaner or hot water) at top of pad (at head cleaning mechanics). Move head to parking position. So bottom plate contact with tissue. Wait for 10 minutes, repeat 3 times. Check nozzle.

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It is fault print heads, replace the black ink cartridge, if you have refilled it, the bottom of the cartridge has been damaged

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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