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Change black ink and now prints with white lines through the words on every other line

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It is CLOGGED print-heads that cause the ink to _not_ be sprayed onto the paper, resulting in "white" horizontal lines.

Run a "print-head-cleaning-cycle", using the Epson software installed when you installed the printer.

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1. Go to the "Solution Center" and click on the "Maintenance" tab.
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1. Select "Install color/black cartridge" and remove the cartridge from the printer.
2. Get a damp paper towel.
3. Set the ink cartridge right side up on the damp paper towel so that the ink nozzles are against the towel and hold the cartridge in this position for about 15 seconds.
4. Now wipe the print head (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean.
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Try to clean the catridges and alligned the print head from the front panel menu of the printer.

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Replacing the print head
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  • The printer powers off when the print head is installed.
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