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All pictures come out too red.

Over the last few days pictures that i have tried to print out have come out very red.I tried the nozzle and head cleaning facility many times but it comes back that the cyan nozzle could still be blocked.Could you please let me know what the next step could be.

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  • Ramon Gras
    Ramon Gras Apr 25, 2008

    No matter what I do all my pictures come too red .I print with Picasa ,Adobe photoshop, Photoscape, and all are the same. Help?!

  • ncr1sjs Jul 12, 2008

    Same problem with red photos, however if printing on full size sheet of plain paper instead of 4 X 6 photo paper it is fine. Have tried all different paper selections under printer configurations with the same result.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    my printer does the same thing but I dont knw how to clean the nozzle



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My epson rx580 was also printing too red.  tried the nozzle cleaning, etc. several times.    didn't work.  i used paper towels and dabbed underneath the ink cartridges (removed) with the help of chopsticks.  then i took q tips to get the corners and other areas that glistened with wet ink.
replacing the current cartridges didn't help, so i changed all the cartridges (i use generic, so it wasn't too much of a sacrifice and the old cartridges were almost empty).  and voila!  the colors were all working again.  so that seemed to work for me.

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Before anything just run a few runs at head cleaning on nozzle and on head checks first and then run a test print to see if all colours are printing out on test paper first.
I would not like to take through the process of stripping the printer gear assembly down just so the heads can be cleaned but sometimes it can be simply that the cheap cartridges are clogged and will need replacing,
There are built in cleaning methods within most printers one will be a nozzle check and the other is head cleaning under the maintenance section in the properties of the printer,
Sometimes I have had to use up some cartridges just to blast out the dried ink
This is costly but sometimes this has to be done.
another method is as a last resort method please let me reiterate LAST RESORT is injecting or tipping in a few drips of methylated spirits 500ml bottle usually purple a little into the cartidges through the bottom hole which is ok because you have already puntured it to let the ink out when you popped them in there again this is last resort please ware plastic gloves put a cloth out hold cartridge upside down let the little bit soak into the sponge inside the cartridge
this is abit trial and error you need plenty paper and choose a print design thats is going to use or need alot of colours set the printer to max colour like for photo and print a few then run a test to see if you are getting all the colours coming through on the test section if you are problem sorted if you are not nozzle check again head clean again, but do not put anymore meths into cartridge just re run nozzle checks and head checks this will propably run the cartridge out but you will have a back up ready, if after all this you are still not getting getting a good quality picture unfortunatly the heads gone and it will have to be replaced.
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