I purchased a epson 7800 in dec 06 and it has been fine until now.Prints are coming out with a magenta cast all over.The prints are generally faint in appearance as well.I have done a head clean and a power clean but this has not cured the problem.I have changed my editing software from Corel to Adobe ph shop elements 5 but have not altered my images apart from resizing them.Can anyone please advise.
PS There must be a law against excessive ink cartridge prices.
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printer mixes colors to get final color. So if it prints Magenta then it may be missing Blue or Cyan. Try printing a blue color or a Cyan. Suggest forcing printer to do a deep clean if ink tanks are full.
"Open the Applications folder, open the EPSON Printer Utility3, select WF 600 Series, and click OK. Then select Head Cleaning. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to start the cleaning cycle, which lasts around 2 1/2 minutes."
Most printers have 4 color inks: Black, magenta, cyan, yellow.
If your magenta ink isn't printing, then your prints will have a green cast.
If your printer has a "nozzle test", I suggest doing that. If it has a "head clean" function, that may help.
Replacing the magenta ink cart may be all that's needed.
hi Anthony, i spent a month trying to figure out a similar problem with an epson 2200. Now, the printers are different but not that much, and, the changes in paper and ink gave me "some" color issues but not as bad as what i was getting. your problem seems very similar. i run a PC so this is similar but not exactly the same. what i found was that a Magenta/ violet cast was due to double profiling. I could verify that i had the correct settings but i was wrong! I print from CS3 into the epson 2200. What i found was there is an error(no one is talking about) in the printer driver. You cannot shut off the color management completely! Assume this scenario, you are printing with CS3 applying your profile in CS3. Make the settings in CS3 as normal, then you are directed to the printer settings. Go to the print driver and make the selections for ICM Color, and select "no color". The KEY is to make sure you do this step LAST , make sure to click on the "apply" button, then "Close". Once you make the selection of "No Color" do NOT click on anything else. If you change screens in the print driver once you select "no color mgmt" the driver CHANGES your settings. ANY settings in the other pages in the print driver cause the driver to apply a printer profile, this effectively "double profiles" your photo print causing the magenta cast. None of this should happen if the driver was created correctly but there it is! It took a long time to test and verify but it is as i stated. Once i got it sorted out my photos are excellent ALL the time. Good luck, worm1855.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned
off. I'd do both and when the software install asks you to connect
the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work
Hope this helps. Bud