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Epson 2200 printing nightmare

So with any luck I'm hoping someone knows of something I can try. I printed a letter size image today after beautfiul/no problem prints until now to find 1/8 of an ich white banding but not completely white, specks of light dots here and there within the banding. There are 7 evenly spaced bands. I aligned the printer thoroughly, went throught the head cleaning process, uninstalled and reinstalled the print software, checked all the settings except for the "port" settings as I don't quite understand those yet. After I did all of this I restarted the computer for the last time and printed out a smaller version of the 8.5x11 that I was trying to make as not to waste the brand new black inks I put in. The image printed fine at say 4x6 so I went for it and low and behold the bands returned even though they were no where to be seen on the smaller version even where the banding technically should have been. I'm at a loss....the color is right on but this banding is a monumental pain in my ****! and I've successfully not been able to fix it for nearly 7 hrs. I"m about to have an office space moment with this Epson :D
Any suggestions at all?....Oh I do hope so.
Thanks in advance for your time btw.

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  • bella007 Aug 28, 2008

    Forgot to say I tried different paper etc and still the same thing :(

  • bella007 Aug 28, 2008

    I'm now starting to wonder if the evenly placed stripes or banding for lack of a better word is/was being caused by tacky/not completely dry prints going through the printer. It now seems to be printing the colors without missing but now there are white somewhat grainy stipes in the same pattern as if someone has removed tape. and I'm noticing the prints are much more wet than normal? hmmmmmm......

  • bella007 Sep 04, 2008

    ok :) I tried it but it seems to still be doing it after I switched out the inks that seemed to be the problem.....The blacks seemed to be a problem, after switching them out it seems as though the others are fine minus the residual dragging of wet across the other colors still :( Thanks for helping though :( Finally called Epson and they told me to get the printer serviced and that there was some problem with the rollers? which makes sense and then not because this only started happening after I changed the inks...maybe I bought them at the same time and thats why changing them isnt doing me much good....hmmmm.....

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Try printing all 7 color individually as a 1st step in diagnostic so you'll know w/c color is actually giving you the problem, no need to do the software this is a hardware problem, it could be one of the ink cartridges,

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    ariel santos Aug 30, 2008

    this is really a cartridge problem

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