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Epson 1400 wet black blocks of ink output

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.

Jay Killen 831-915-4117

jkillen@ac.com

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same problem! It prints blocks of black ink! How do I fix this?

  • ling_hang Feb 16, 2009

    I had a same problem. Can not use the prints

  • eryanphoto Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem....there is ghost image behind the big blocks of greyish solod color....

    Can anyone help? we are printing in an elementary school art class.

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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.

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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.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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