Question about Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer

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Printing Yellow instead of Red

Latest driver from Epson is installed.
This "anomaly" is occurring on TWO Epson printers when connected to this computer via USB port.

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  • glenkie Feb 28, 2009

    I fear the "magenta" nozzles have been possibly damaged by my forcing fluid down through the delivery system and out the nozzles........



    Oh well, Epson used to be a quality name in printers, but I'm afraid this design is their "Edsel" of the industry!!

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The colours in the 3 colour cartridges are cyan, magenta and yellow. If you want to print "red", this requires a mixture of magenta and yellow. Thus if only yellow is printed when you should be printing red, it means the magenta is not printing i.e. faulty/empty magenta cartridge or faulty/blocked magenta nozzles.

Please post a new comment if you wish for further help with this problem.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward Feb 28, 2009

    Well - the printer family of which your printer is a member is really
    very good. It just needed nursing when it had this nozzle hangup. If you really want a traditional Epsom printer, look for a C40-C48 model on E-Bay - they are simple, robust and reliable.





  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward Mar 01, 2009

    Hi Glenkie

    I note you rated my solution to your problem only as "Thanks for trying". As a regular "helper" on Epson printer problems on Fixya, it would be very helpful to me to know how I could have answered your problem such that I could have earned a higher rating. Your query was "Printing Yellow instead of Red", to which I gave a 100% complete answer, plus an invitation to take it further if you wished - which you didn't. Er .... what did I do wrong?


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