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Printing black and white

Folks just changed my cartridges on my epson rx500. When printing black and white it has a blueish tint. When printing colour everything is fine. Would appreciate any advice on this. Garrett

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    green tint on all pics

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Try a few head cleans or it could be cheap catridges dont refill them, and dont buy the cheap nasty catridges

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

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3. Lift up the unit's cover, to access the ink cartridges.

4. Pinch the tabs on the front and back of the cartridge, and lift it out of the printer.

5. Before removing the new cartridge from it's package, shake the cartridge 4-5 times. Do not shake the cartridge once it has been removed from the cartridge holder.

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