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Epson Printer - Skipping When Printing Black

My Epson CX3810 Printer started skipping when printing from the black ink cartridge. It prints three or four lines of text OK, then starts to skip (leave horizontal gaps on the fifth line) on the fifth line, prints a line or two with the gaps, then starts printing OK again for another three or four lines, then start skipping again. This pattern repeats for the entire page. It only skips with black ink only. Colors seem to be printing OK.

I have tries three different black ink cartridges. Two from Epson and one from a different manufacturer with the same results.

Any suggestions for correcting this would be appreciated. Printers are relatively cheap, but I hate throwing away something that might be fixable (besides, I still have three cartridges of ink I to use up, and they're not cheap :-) ).

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    My epson tx610fw printer does not print some lines consistently?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    black ink is skipping lines

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Can the printer still print if you have ink in one cartridge only?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    what should I do to repair it. Is there a limit on number of print jobs



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If you try the print head alignment or head cleaning wizard under the maintenance tab, they may help!

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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    Samah Ibraheem Jan 07, 2014

    I have same problem here with EPSON TX210. Did you get solution for this!



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Nowadays, Epson Printer is a widely used printing device that facilitates the easy printing services. It was coined for the next generation of printers based on the EP-101. While using the Epson printer, you may face some issues like "Epson printer is not printing black". There may be a number of reasons behind the problem. A few of them can be enlisted as follow:

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This is the most common issue that rises while using an Epson Printer. If you are facing this issue, you need to go through the enlisted troubleshooting steps to cure the problem:

  1. Firstly, you need to turn off your printer and unplug from the power source and t disconnect USB cables.
  2. Then reconnect your printer and plug it back in.
  3. Now, turn on your printer.
  4. Print a "Print Test Page" to check the quality.
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