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The documents are printing in GREY scale even though I have installed new ink cartridges. Is there a setting problem or mechanical one? Is there anything that could be cleaned? Thank You.

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My husband answered this for me- it takes different colors to make black, therefore it uses some of the color ink

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Re install the software.
In so doing follow this routine
1. go to start/Faxes and printers remove the existing default printer.
Come off line and disable your anti virus software
Click on add printer and reinstall the software.
If you have no disk for example- use the install from list feature and install from the driver library

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: writing in grey scale

Make sure that in the printer driver that print the text as gray scale isn't checked and that the toner saving mode isn't on. failing this you may have a faulty machine return it to the store and get an exchange.

Hope this helps
Thanks J

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: I replaced both ink cartridges for the printer, won' print.

Please follow the procedure your printer has which forces it printer to clean the print heads.
I have experience of other epson stylus models.  I have previously spoken to epson about this exact problem.  Repeating the head cleaning process a minimum 5 times cleared the problem.
Running head clean multiple times in succession builds up pressure in the print heads - causing (usually new) cartridges to work correctly.
kind regards

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: black ink won't print even though the cartridge is

Hi,

It could be you just have a bad cartridge, If it's new, take it back and get a new one to make sure it's not the cartridge. If you get the new one and it still doesn't print black, then you have a bad print head. Meaning it would need to go to a service dealer to replace or repair the print head.

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Posted on May 14, 2010

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