Emergency. Please help. Need to print this week end. New 1400. (Refurbished) test print resuls in dark wet solid blocks of print out. Large amounts of ink are printed on paper. Traces of color but primaeily a dark grey to black mass of ink with no shape or object recognizable.
When this happen it means that your Fuser assembly and printer interior has toner contamination and build up. You can replace your fuser or run some more test print. Usually, the printer corrects itself.
After wasting hundreds of sheets of paper, a set of cartridges and spending 50 minutes with Tech support (Who just wanted me to return the thing) I figured out if you select "Photo" instead of "Best Photo" that it will work fine.
I also found I had to go advanced settings and click color controls and select 1.5 gamma and increase the the brightness 10% and decrease the saturation 10% and it seem to be perfect finally.
I have purchased a CIS system so I can save on the overpriced ink.
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Blocked print head nozzles Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent blocked print head nozzles. You may have blocked print head nozzles. Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles. After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the print then a new print head is required.
HI there, i suggest you please check the Black ink cartraidge ,if thats empty or dry the you have to replaced that with new one. If the ink is full and wet then reset the printer & go for printer test print from print preferance.Thanks.
Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges????? ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine 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 MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer. 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. . IF YOU ARE USING GENERIC CARTRIDGES, MAYBE IT WOULD BE BE BETTER IF YOU DISABLE THE INK MONITOR. This is the only advice I can give you. The next step would be to disassemble the Epson, and clean the Pads/Heads. Click on link below.: http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life
I located a page on fixyourownprinter.com’s forum, which had plenty of details about similar issues. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.
The problem can be two fold. Wrong cartridges, or blocked/damaged inkjet openings. Return it to the seller under warranty if its brand new. If it was fitted with non epson cartridges your warranty may be in question.
But I could almost guarantee the black qand the blue cartridges are faulty or their feed jets are
Printheads on that EPSON...as almost all Epson brand printers are IMPOSIBLE to change. Are made for waste containers! It's trgough. If you can change head on that, maybe in a bit less than 200 hours! It's NOT a joke! Better, i nought a K8400 HP large format...It's 4 seconds to change heads. Also, they are cheap price and LAST very very long...but NEVER let any inkjet printer without printing all 4 colors for a minimum of 1 page in 3 weeks. Heads would dry. If you care you'll print with the K8400 for about 100,000 pages.
Given that you are using a dye-sublimation ink I have to ask if you're basing the colours you're getting on the results on your substrate or on the finished product (after you've done the heat transfer).
Beyond that you should probably ask the supplier if they have a colour profile for their inks. If not you can look for one of the services available. I can't make any recommendations but communication with this company has been quite positive