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Stykus 4800 I am getting lines printing across my paper. Have done 2 power cleans on it but it actually got worse. Ideas?

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If you take my advice, you will NOT use JackBoy's syringe affair. As an Epson eng I can tell you that you stand a real change of wrecking the print head using forced feeding methods such as Jacks (Sorry Jack)

I assume you are using replacement inks instead of Epson ones. This is usually when running the head cleaning via the printer itself, makes the output worse.

Follow the details in my previous posts about under head cleaning and replace the refilled carts with genuine ones to get the head clean. If you are going to continue to use the cheap head wrecking inks, at least consider using a genuine set every 2nd or 3rd set.

This will help to keep the head clean with the solvent used in the genuine inks. I use genuine ink in all my printers and with one exception (when my child moved the head away from home by hand) I have never had run head cleaning routines more than one every now and then.

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Ypou could try a head clean with a device That I made from a refil syringe and some tube.
It works and saves on the ink too.
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Well it is possible that the nozzles are clogged. You did good in troubleshooting the issue, normally head cleaning cycle will resolve that, but if it fails and out of warranty. Best suggestion is to get a new one since head cleaning cycle from printer settings will consume a lot of ink and not a guarantee to work in printers behaving like what you are getting when printing.

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