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Kodak ESP 3 Printer Wont Print Black

I just replaced both ink catridges and none of the black will print, my pictures end up looking like sepia and documents don't print, the calibration page printed the black but it looked a little faint. Any suggestions shy of throwing it against the wall?

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    Roonie Tunes May 11, 2010

    Clarification... how old is the black cartridge? If just purchased, take back to retail store for replacement (the quality-assurance of most ink companies is horrible)

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SOURCE: ESP-7 won't print black ink

go to main menu,go to maintenance and then clean printhead go for deep cleaning .. and then caliberate printer from main menu.. ur printer will be working fine.. if not call kodak all in one printer support, they will replace ur printhead.free of cost

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced printhead and ink cartiages on a Kodak ESP.3

I had my esp3 stop printing black also. I bought new cartridges even tho' I knew the ones in the printer were at least half full. Still not printing black. I finally called Kodak support and got a tech who was the first tech from India who could speak English well. He was very helpfull but in the end he told me he would send me the printer head because that was the problem. My printer was not used for about a month and the head dried up. The tech said that printer must be used about twice a week and the best way was to print the test by using the 'Scan' and 'Copy' at the same time. There was no sense telling the tech this is a huge flaw in the printer as he must have been hearing this for a long time. After I received the new printer head it prints fine. This is an absolutely huge flaw in this printer. If they can't make a different style of head for this printer these will stop being used................. So if you have the ESP3 (I don't know about the other models) and don't use it often the head will dry up and you can't clean it (according to the tech I talked to). Kodak should send these free for the life of the machine in my opinion.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem with my printer Kodak ESP 7.

For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

  • Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
  • Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
  • try cleaning the printhead then print a demo page
  • if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead

Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i calibrate esp 3 kodak printer?

Install the software from the CD that came with the printer.
One of the tools is a "calibration" tool.
Usually, it involves printing one page, and then scanning that page.
Then, your computer analyzes the scan, and calibrates the printer.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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