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Only black prints poorly

I noticed I cannot get my black to print well, even after repeating nozzle cleaning. Can someone email me a procedure to clean the head for this product.

Thanks a million in advance.

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    if I use text mode, it has very poor printing, but the B&W copy is fine. I change to use text & image or photo mode. it is much better.
    Not afford to make cleaning. after a couple of cleaning, the ink is gone.

    Another problem: some time the ink level is 0, but actually ink is not empty.

    I do not like this printer.

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Hi, its the print heads its really common on epson printers, this would be the best option if you have already attempted nozzle cleaning http://www.supermediastore.com/cleaning-cartridge.html

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