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When printing, black lines appear on the sides or black smudges. We had the cheap ink for a while and it started doing this then we switched back to the epson ink but it is still happening and it only occurs with the black ink, not the colors, which are still off brand ink.

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That is the problem with epson, the separated head and ink. Possible the problem is in head. Try make printet pieces :) and remove printing head, and use Isopropyl alcohol to wash it, if possible to let it to make a bath for 1 hr. and dry it. hopping the electronics and cables are ok.

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