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Shadow on prints

I have the R1800 and have been using it for my small photo business for about a year with fantastic results. Just recently it started doing something odd. When printing any photo image it leaves a faint copy on top. So everything is just slightly blurry. It is just very suttle, but enough that I have had to put my brakes on my Christmas printing for my customers. It is as if someone took the top layer of the print and shifted it down. So frustrating. Please help. I need to get these Christmas orders out! I have tried running the print head alignment and it didn't work. I didn't do the auto head cleaning because in the last week all of my ink has been replaced and I really don't think that is it?

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Re: shadow on prints - Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer Printers & Copiers

Yes, I belive it's your ink

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