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Epson R-230 I am using matte heavyweight photo paper. The colors are off, everything comes out a greenish turquoise color. How can that be corrected? I do not know how to clean heads if that is the reason. thanks

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Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges?

ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Epson Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc.

These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......


I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

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    jamie2062 is obviously an Epson employee.
    I own the first and longest running INK Store in the UK and we have been using and selling Epson compatible ink cartridges since Epson inkjet printers were first introduced and believe me, the quality of prints from compatible cartridges is second-to-none. The problem where you get lines through your prints is purely a lack of priming and or air in the system and can also be due to a lack of use, where the print heads dry, which blocks the nozzle outlet holes.
    The rule of thumb is:
    1) Always use your printer at least once every two weeks, even if you have nothing to print, just print a test page. This will save all print heads on all makes & models from drying.
    2) If gaps appear in your nozzle check after changing a cartridge, carry out what we call a 'prime', which is 3 head cleans WITHOUT any nozzle check printing in between each clean. This will not only draw any air out of the system and prime the chambers and pipes, but will also unblock any dry ink within the nozzle outlet holes, providing it has not been numerous months since the printer was last used.

    Stick to these two rules and you'll have many years of trouble free printing using affordable ink cartridges.

    With regard to Brother printers, the cartridges for these do not have microchips and therefore the printer has no way of telling if the cartridge was made by Brother or another company. Therefore, it would be absolute insanity to suggest that the printer purposely puts lines through your prints and or mixes the colours differently when you use what we call a 'Compatible' ink cartridge.
    To further back this up, there is no mixing system on any inkjet printer, each colour is laid down independently on the area of paper it is required and when a mix of colours is required to produce a certain colour or shade of colour, it sprays two or more different colour droplets over the same spot. For Epson printers, just lift up your printer lid to see this happening as it prints, you'll see one colour printing first then another and so on. This is why you have to callibrate the print heads on most printers, so that different heads are aligned to each other and so all print in the same place. If you are getting a ghost or double print effect, you need to align your print heads and the software that comes with all printers has a facility to do this, as well as head cleaning and nozzle checking.

    I have not logged in to reply to this, but I am classed as a GURU on FixYa. Please only listen to people who actually have experience in these matters, not people who believe in conspiracy theories. Just because you think something, it doesn't make it real or true.

    If you need real information on printers, read our various printer type information pages on our site the-inkstore (.co.uk) or page-net (.com)

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