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My printer have ink an d is printing very light colours

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Likely your purge unit needs cleaning...

Make sure by printing out a test page from printer (not from computer).

If test page is good, you have a software issue. If test page is bad, you need to clean your head and/or purge unit.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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SOURCE: sharp AJ1800 printer - won't print colour

the color cartrige is defective. replace only with original cartriges

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

Silverblade

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SOURCE: Black ink not printing and colour ink very faded

Check the ink status of the printer's cartridge.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: epson sx200 One of the colour inks is empty and no print in black

Hi, this is not a solution because I don't think there is one apart from buying new inks. Epson and all other inkjet printers do this to prevent the coloured print head nozzles from getting blocked. If they are not used for a long time the ink dries up and blocks the nozzles. Epson recommends printing at least once a month with all colours to prevent this. Printing in black only option will only work if the colored inks are OK. Whenever the printer is turned on it performs a head clean, this is why the coloured inks get used over time even though they are not used for printing.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Using colour ink without black ink in Epson CX5500

this cannot be resolved, Epson software is useless it will force you to buy an INK

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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Ink is faint


two possiblities
1)not enough ink for the saturation of the media
2) media is not correctly saturated by the ink
sounds like the same issue- let me explain
your image may be purposely printed light because of 'ink save printing'( driver cuts down reqired ink levels to give a draft print.)
or your problem may lie with the paper type itself,
firstly have the machine print off its internal demo page ( read user manual to find how to print)
this print being held by the printer cannot be affected by external controllers, if the demo page looks nice aand even and strong in colour then your issue is software related and you should have a look at how the pc is handling these documents before they get to the printer.
if the demo image is light then you have a problem inside the printer
if it is the latter please re-post as internal demo page printing light in colour

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Inkjet printer inks are dye-based, and that's the reason.

Perhaps this will help explain things. You know those little boxes of food colouring you can buy in the supermarket - the ones that have four little bottles of colour - red, blue, yellow and green. Within reason you can combine these to turn white icing into most colours. Use nothing and the icing is still white or use everything and the icing will go a black-brown colour. Use a couple of drops of red and blue and you'll get purple.

But if you start with black icing, there's nothing you can add that will make it anything but black.

It's the same with your inkjet printer - because white is obtained by not having any ink print on the white paper. But of course that only works when the paper is white. Naturally you'll get different results on all colours of paper, decreasing as the paper gets darker in colour. Print blue on yellow paper and you should get green printing.

The only way to print in white is to do what commercial printers do - use opaque inks and include a white ink in the process. And as far as I know there's no commercial ink that will do that with an inkjet printer.

I can hear lots of you muttering "Rubbish. Of course you can print light colours on dark paper." Well all I can say is, have fun experimenting, but you won't be able to do it.

About the only way to achieve the sort of result you may be after is to print the job then trim it and paste it in place. For instance, if you want to print onto a black or dark-coloured T-shirt then print onto white transfer material, trim the print to size and iron it in place.

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