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The print-out has several vertical lines

My one year old epson keeps printing color vertical lines all over my graphics, i tried cleaning heads, alignment etc, but none of them worked. When printing back and white document, it would skip a vertical line then carry on printing the document

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  • jennychrist Jul 01, 2009

    But this is an injet printer

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Needs a new printing ribbon.

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