I bought a brand new Epson Stylus Photo 1400 and the bulk cis for sublimation ink to install, I installed it no problem but i cant get true colours!! I i cant printer black it comes out dark brown. The salesman says its not hes fault, that he never fot complaints, that i must do test´s with the difrent types os printing paper options, i have done so and no luck. Is there a program that i can install to print to get better colours? iam using a PC but i also have a Mac, would that be better?. Thanks in advance
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Re: No true colours in Epson Stylus Photo 1400
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
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Ye of course it could be faulty and Epsons are sometimes very fussy about using third party carts. Get it replaced at your store, try a different brand or buy a genuine Epson cart if you can afford it.
what you want is not possible. the Epson Stylus Photo 1290 does not use sublimation ink. it is strongly advised to only use genuine Epson ink to keep the print quality of your print head as high as possible.
If you're using compatible ink cartridges, then the driver may have updated itself over the web and made the chips you're using in the fake cartridges become devoid. I'd suggest trying original cartridges, or getting a CIS with an original cartridge piggybacking the ink tanks.
If you're using original carts (and fake ones exist that LOOK like originals) I'd call Epson.
Hi. When I fitted the second set of cartridges to my Epson Stylus Photo
1400, the printer failed to recognize any of them, even though they
were genuine Epson! I repeatedly installed and un-installed them
without success. After giving it a bit of thought, I had a hunch that
the contacts on the cartridges might not be making good contact with
the contacts on the printer as the cartridges seemed a little loose. I
removed each cartridge in turn and after putting some adhesive tape on
the opposite end to the contacts, (there are grooves cut into this end,
but the tape drops nicely into them when you install the cart) replaced
them all. (This had the effect of pushing the cartridges harder against
the contacts). Switched on again and all carts worked fine. So it seems
that even Epson can't make the cartridges to fit their own printer
properly! Having said that it's a great printer otherwise. I hope this
is helpful to you.