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Black ink on glossy paper looks like leopard spots

I have an Epson CX3900 and when ever i print a colour photo on glossy cd labels it comes out looking blotchy with yellow spots through the black. it is obviously using all the colours to make black and i cant figure out what is wrong with it. it prints fine on normal glossy paper and it used to print fine on these cd labels. please help!

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Re: black ink on glossy paper looks like leopard spots

Printer need head cleaning , after cleaning check nozzle , if solid color appear w/out space on black color it means good and clean nozzle.

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