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New Ink ... only prints in yellow

I've called epson on this issue but I really don't want to mail my printer and endure more costs, does somebody know of a solution?

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If the nozzle check still has gaps after you have run at least 3 consecutive cleaning cycles and replaced the affected ink cartridge(s) :

option 1 (which will endure more cost) - your printer will require service.

option 2 (sometimes having your printer repaired costs more than buying a new one) - try this link http://www.epson.com/loyalty

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