20 Most Recent Epson Stylus 880 InkJet Color Printer Questions & Answers

The print head nozzles may be clogged. From the Utility section found in the EPSON printer driver, clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. A head cleaning and nozzle check must be performed as a cycle. After printing a nozzle check, examine the printed dot pattern. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If there are gaps in the dot pattern, continue with another cycle. Perform up to 3 cycles if necessary. If the nozzle check is not printing completely, and if the head cleanings do not help the nozzle check pattern to print completely, try replacing the ink cartridge. Any ink cartridge installed into the printer must have a blue label on top of it. If the blue label has been removed from the ink cartridge, do not install the cartridge. Using an ink cartridge, which does not have the blue label on it, may damage the printer. Caution: If you have already installed a cartridge which is missing the blue label, or if a previously installed ink cartridge was missing its blue label at the time it was installed, and now head cleanings do not help the nozzle check pattern to print completely, your printer may require service and you should contact the EPSON Connection for further assistance.

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Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Jul 12, 2019

With some printers they need to be the recommended brand of ink cartridge. Are you using Epson's own cartridges? If not might be worth changing to them. It sounds as though the issue is with the cartidges and not the printer itself. Hope this helps.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Oct 28, 2016

Hi Geoffrey. It sounds from what you say (not really enough information to be 100% specific for you) that your printhead needs a clean - I am assuming you mean the colours are not printing? Run the head clean facility (FILE _ PRINT _ PREFERENCES _ MAINTENANCE) and ensure you run a Nozzle Check after any clean - meaning never just run clean after clean - always a nozzle check between is essential. If no major improvement, do the following. Move the printhead to the Change Cartridge position (for your model could also be under the Maintenance tabbed page as Charge Cartridge). Then remove the power supply - do not just switch o0ff as that re-parks the printhead. Now you can freely move the printhead side to side. Get some linen material about 8" long and say 3" wide and fold over twice. Lay that down in the well where the printhead moves side to side when working. Now apply a 5% Ammonia solution (in USA you can get product WINDEX - but Ammonia should be cheaper - 5% is simply, as a quick guide, one spoonful Ammonia in 99 of water!). Then move the printhead across and allow to sit there for at least an hour. Remove the material, plug back on the printer and it will set itself up and perform a clean. Then do a nozzle check. Should have improved if not totally resolved your problems. Repeat if necessary. Also, make sure your cartridges have got ink in them! If old - could have dried up over a period of inactivity. Good luck.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Dec 26, 2013

this is not cartridges error this is printer error so please go to hp service centre.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Jul 15, 2013

No, they didn't even bother to make a driver for Vista, let alone 7.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Mar 17, 2013

Go to epson web. Download updated driver and "Status Monitor" software.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Feb 18, 2013

make sure u have the printing options from printer settings set to black only and not colour..

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Nov 16, 2011

Epson's support ends at Windows 32 bit for your device . Your printer will not run under a 64 bit system .
There is no direct solution to this issue .
If you have a Windows XP install disc , you can install a virtual version of XP on your machine with http://download.cnet.com/VMware-Player/3000-2094_4-10470784.html or via Microsoft's if you are using Ultimate or Professional .
Otherwise , you will have to purchase a new Windows 7 compatible device .
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Aug 26, 2011

Try going into the menu and cleaning your print heads. If that doesn't work, take out the cartridge and using a cotton swab and alcohol, clean the print heads.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Aug 16, 2011

The Epson Stylus Color 880 has 4 LEDs. If all 4 are flashing or blinking then the printer has a maintenance request error. It means that the waste ink counter has reach its limit. The remedy is to replace the waste ink pads and reset the waste ink counter. You can use the SSC service utility to reset the protection counter. You can download the utility from here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

You can also use the control paler to reset the counter. Timing is the key to success when you reset the counter using the control panel so keep that in mind. To reset the protection counter using the control panel (front panel):

Step 1.Turn the power on while holdint the following buttons doen. Paper feed, cleaning button. (thr paper out light will flash for 3 seconds)
Step 2.While the paper out light is still flashing press the cleaning button for 10 seconds. The following leds will flash in sequence Ink out lights black and color, Paper out light. Once the printer starts to initilize the counter should be reset. This will reset the protection counter.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on May 09, 2011

Within the installed drivers, there are tools installed which you can access when you start e.g. a printjob to the Epson Stylus Color 880. Select the Tools tab and then select the cleaning tools.

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on May 09, 2011

Try first time to change the print head,if the problem persist you need to replace the service station(purge unit).

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Mar 17, 2011


If a single inkjet in your printer is not functioning then output will appear as a horizontal line across the page. If one of the jets is on all of the time then output will have black or colored lines across the page. Use the following steps to isolate the problem:

- Replace the ink cartridge

- Check the flexible cabling for continuity and for short circuits between adjacent conductors

- Exchange the control board for a good one

- Finally check the power supply

Good Luck

Epson Stylus 880... • Answered on Mar 10, 2011

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