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Blue lines running through my image

I just changed my ink cartridges for all 4colors. after making sure everything was in line and printer head was cleaned, i printed a sample image to see if it was printing properly. The result was picture quality great, but color quality poor. i have 1/4" size light blue horizontal lines running completely across the entire image ever 3/4" or so.

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I did everything;I clean the print head and check ink nozzle.It just used up all my ink, that I replaced!! the epson representative says, I have to get fixed in Springfield, but its 61 miles away.
Please help me, thank you.

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Re: blue lines running through my image

Did u use the original ink cartridges or compatible ones or refilled?

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