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Constantly cleaning the print head

ESP 5 Printer purchased 2/17/09 Every time I want to print something, I have to clean the print heads to assure I get a good copy. If I try printing several text pages in "Best" mode, the ink starts to fade by the 4th page and turns a light reddish color. I'm going through ink cartridges like crazy. I just installed the fifth set of cartridges. I have my printer default set to B&W draft to minimize ink usage. Here is my page count: Borderless pages 140 Plain pages 1402 4x6 pages 17 8x10 pages 1171 Special paper pages 61 Copy jobs 88 Copy pages photo 21

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  • richard86783 May 01, 2009

    Yes it is still in warranty

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I feel you should take it back. Under warrantee?

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