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How do I get rid of black ink blotches and strings that are printing onto my photos?

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Hi. Clean your platen with some rubbing alcohol. J.

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When I print black and white photo prints, there is a blue hazy line across the photo, how do i get rid of this?


Sounds like a dirty print head. Please click on the below link and it will take you to the HP support page for this problem with step by step instructions on how to solve this.

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Epson t60 is good printer ?


Hi global_sreek,


EPSON is Super fast, affordable & powerful for all your professional photo printing needs.

Features

Increase your productivity with super-fast print speed
• Print instantly from your computer screen at a fast print speed of 12 seconds per 4R photo

Maximise savings with Epson INKdividual™ Cartridges
• Maximise savings and minimise wastage by replacing only what you need

• Epson 6 colour photo ink is highly affordable, keeping daily running costs low

Perfect printing onto CDs / DVDs
• Print directly onto the printable surface of your CDs/DVDs

Compact size to fit any space
• The Epson Stylus® Photo T60 is so compact, it takes up little precious studio space,
freeing it for other uses

Photo perfection with Epson Creativity Suite
• A powerful photo editing software that lets you perfect your photo prints with just one
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Print:
Ink System - 6-colour
Ink Type - Photo Dye(??¥?œ¬??ž?®??š??¼??¸????₪œ?´¢ )
Max. Print Resolution - 5760x1440 dpi (with VSDT)
Min. Ink Droplet size - 1.5pl
Print SpeeD - Approx. 37ppm (Black) Approx. 38ppm (Colour)

Connectivity and Compatibility:
PC-less function - No
Index Sheet - No
Connectivity - Card Slot - No
Connectivity - USB Cable - Yes
Connectivity - Wireless - No
Interfaces - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
OS Support - Windows 2000/XP/XP-x64 Edition/Vista Mac OS 10.3.9 or later with USB
Network - No
Adobe Postscript - No
Memory Card Backup - No

Ink Cartridges:
INKdividual - Yes
Ink Cartridge Model - 85N Ink Series (Standard Capacity)

Media:
Media Model - S041926E1; S041927E1; S041863; S041464E1; S041285; S042070; S041925; S041332; S041786, S041259

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Max. Paper Size - A4
BorderFree - Yes
Max. Paper Capacity - 120 sheets
Roll Paper - No
Tractor Feed - No

Cartridge Model(s):
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My printer is not printing out any black ink onto paper. Only the color is printing out onto paper. I put two brand new cartridges in for the black ink and color ink, and it says that the ink levels are...


You need to take it a couple steps further after your test print. Sounds like your print heads need cleaning or your cartridge may need aligning. It’s best to do this each time you install a new cartridge. for more information….... http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-40171-printer-not-printing-black

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Are you using genuine inks or compatibles/refills? Have you cleaned / aligned the print heads recently? Does it only happen on the second print? Could be a case of excess ink getting onto the rollers which then get hot and deposit the ink on the next paper coming through.
Also make sure you've selected the correct paper type before printing.

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Hi my epson r285 with ciss is leaving ink blotches all over my print outs, predominantly black, but less frequent with the other colours. This is only a new printer. Head cleaning, noxzzle cleaning and...


It might be caused by waste ink at bottom plate around head sprayer. For some CISS (bottle) design, ink will flow to head, and then flow to pad, when printer off. So, you must close respiratory hole at bottle when printer is not used. For cleaning, turn off printer (unplug power) when head is not in parking position. Move head to center. Put wet tissue (with cleaner or hot water) at top of pad (at head cleaning mechanics). Move head to parking position. So bottom plate contact with tissue. Wait for 10 minutes, repeat 3 times. Check nozzle.

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Rows of black ink blotches on my printouts


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Ink blotches


so the ink cartridge head in hot water for 10 mins, That will dissolve the clot inside the print head. Smudges should be gone. Else get a new print cartridge.

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Canon pixma ip4600 black ink problem


The PGI-220 is the larger ink tank and is filled with standard black ink. The PGI-221 black cartridge is the photo black. There is no way to force the printer to use the photo black cartridge (skinny one) to print documents. The photo black cartridge is only used if you print a photo. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling shop and I can't refill these cartridges yet. There is no way to reset the ink level chip without a resetter and any replacement chips you find on the internet are technically violating patent law.

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Black colour ?


Thats because it's using the other colours to mix what it thinks to be shades of grey. Due to the black ink being pigment based and the colours inks dye base, when printing onto glossy paper the machine will use the colour dye based inks to make up black. 
If you were to print on plain paper, set to greyscale, then the machine will just use the black as the pigment ink sits onto of the plain paper and will not run should the paper get wet.  With glossy paper the ink has to be absorbed into the paper ad the Black pigment ink will not do this so the machine will use the coloured inks.

Sucks but true. 

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