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Epson R800 prints very wet, very very smeared pictures

What could be happening? Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Epson R800 prints very wet, very very smeared...

It depends on the type of paper you are using. it is how the ink chemicals react to the chemicals on the photo paper.

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