Epson Stylus - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

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Printing too dark

Check the properties of the printer in Windows, make sure it's not using any odd color profiles. My Epson uses E411__1 as it's color profile. There might also be brightness and contrast sliders in the printing preferences that you can adjust or return to default.
6/24/2022 2:39:32 AM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jun 24, 2022
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Both lights on my epsom c88 are flashing..

I posted this solution before - same problem...the print cartridge 'door' on the top is not closed all the way. This will cause the green light to be off and the other 2 red lights to flash.
When turned on, you can hear the carriage 'attempt' to move from the bay, stops, then the lights start flashing.
Just turn it off, open the cover, push down on the print cartridge cover until it clicks...there is some play in it, don't worry - that is normal. Turn it back on. Worked for me a couple of times - that clasp comes loose every once in a while...
6/10/2022 6:46:21 PM • Epson Stylus C88... • Answered on Jun 10, 2022
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How to improve quality of pring photos

page setup,the most dpi it can handle or get a photo printer
6/7/2022 1:32:17 AM • Epson STYLUS... • Answered on Jun 07, 2022
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C84 Wont print red

The printer colour cartridges are magenta, cyan and yellow. The printer prints "red" by mixing magenta and yellow ink. So, if you only get yellow when you print red, it means you aren't getting any magenta ink on the paper.

Have you tried a cleaning cycle? If not, try one (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select head clean). Now run a nozzle check (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select nozzle check). Is there any sign of magenta ink on the paper. Try up to three cleaning cycles. If ink is now flowing, but not yet perfectly, don't carry out any more cleaning cycles. Just leave the printer for 24 hours (to allow any air in the print head to disperse). Then repeat the cleaning cycle/wait process. It may take a while to restore a perfect nozzle check print.

If you have already done lots of head cleans with no result, are you sure you have a good magenta ink cartridge? To eliminate the possibility of a faulty cartridge, buy a new set of compatibles on E-Bay - they're very cheap. You can always re-use the old one later if it turns out it is OK.

If none of the above works, then you may have blocked magenta print head nozzles. You can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), as follows. Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid
comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If you get any magenta ink on the nozzle check, then there is hope! Repeat the process until you get a full magenta nozzle check. If nothing, repeat the process once more.

If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.
6/3/2022 7:46:59 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Jun 03, 2022
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Epson Stylus R340 error message

This is for a different Epson printer, but this is the type of fix you need to clear the service counter. Found this on the web site., link below. If anybody find this information Helpful, pls rate me. http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life
  1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer.
  2. Prepare your work area by putting scrap paper down. Have some spare, just incase. You may also require tissue paper. It is also recommended you use protective gloves as the ink will stain your skin for quite some time.
  3. Unscrew the screw at the back of the printer.
  4. There are two or three tabs at the back and two at the front. Gently push them in, and then using a bit of force pry apart the cover.
  5. At the back of the unit you need to locate some white pads, or sponge type things, initially they will seem fine, but they will in fact be full of ink. You need to grab a pair of pliers and pull them out one by one, there should be four, put them on your scrap paper.
  6. Take the scrap paper with the pads on to your sink, turn on the hot tap and hold each one under the tap using the pliers until the water runs clear. If you have protective gloves on it may be worth squeezing the water out also.
  7. It is recommended that once you have done this, you let them dry.
  8. Now return the pads back into the printer.
  9. Put the printer back together, (mind out for the paper alignment, and give it some force), not forgetting the screw at the back.
  10. Plug in the USB and power cable and turned it ON. (Yes the lights will still flash)
  11. Download and install the SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printers.
  12. Select your printer and model number (There is no Stylus C42 UX, so select Stylus C4x), then close the window.
  13. If it asks if you replaced with the pads; say "YES". Then close the window.
  14. You will see a SSC Service Utility icon (it looks like a printer) in the system tray (next to your click), and LEFT click.
  15. A menu will appear, from here you can click on "Protection counter" (its a red cross), then "reset protection counter".
  16. Turn the printer power OFF, wait 10 seconds and then turn it back ON.
Done! Additional troubleshooting... If you have problems with paper feed, take it apart again, check everything is in place correctly, push things together tightly, and put it together again. If you have trouble with print quality, open the lid, clean any ink residue, use the SSC Service Utility to clean the heads. ..
5/26/2022 3:37:51 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on May 26, 2022
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HOW TO RESET THE COUNTER ON MY EPSON STYLUS SX415

Hi, Please attempt to factory reset your printer in order to reset the counter. If you don't know how to do this, please check the table of contents in your device's manual: https://www.manualslib.com/products/Epson-Stylus-Sx415-4234082.html . Thank you.
5/26/2022 12:39:29 AM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on May 26, 2022
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Printing using Parrallels and winxp

How do you have this unit connected via parallel - there is no parallel port
3/29/2022 8:17:51 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Mar 29, 2022
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Photoshop and the R1800

I had the same problem and read everything I could find about it. Finally after tinkering around, I discovered that printing everything using "Photo Enhance" setting produced the best pictures. Also, I use a calibrated monitor and print through Photoshop Elements 5. Lots of Luck! Cyndy
3/24/2022 9:11:14 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Mar 24, 2022
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Epson R280 no longer accepts ink-cartridges

This may help but if the ink pad is full, the printer is at the end of its life. https://www.page-net.com/frame/pages/Epson%20printer%20resetting.htm
3/5/2022 4:06:32 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Mar 05, 2022
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Epson Stylus DX8400 see below

I have an Epson XP range machine which, on occasions, has similar hiccups (once per year) but time and patience seems to 'heal' which is not ideal when you need something urgently but I try to remind myself that being able to print at home inexpensively has its annoyances
3/4/2022 4:16:39 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Mar 04, 2022
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I have a Mac Book. Recently installed an

First of all, check to make sure your printer's USB cable is securely connected in your Macbook's USB port.

Next, make sure your Epson SX515W has the latest drivers installed for your current version of Mac OS X
Link:
Mac OS X Drivers for Epson SX515W

If you already have the updated printer drivers for your Epson SX515W already installed,
go into System Preferences> Print & Fax and see if the printer is displayed in the Printer window. If it is, click the "-" Minus button and remove your current printer.
* Click the "+" Plus button and re-add that printer.
Once you do, make to set it as the default printer.
- Now attempt to print a test page from any document you have.

See if this does the trick. If if does not, just let me know.

Regards.

-Mactechtrainer
2/21/2022 12:12:52 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Feb 21, 2022
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Epson r350 printer does not print thick paper or inkjet paper

Hi, this printer is "clever" in that you don't adjust the thickness setting it does it itself.

It does this based on the paper type you set in the printer properties, see the table below for the different types of paper it will accept & the setting you need to use.

For this paper Select this paper type setting Plain paper, sheets Epson Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper Epson Bright White Ink Jet Paper plain papers Epson Ultra Glossy Photo Paper Epson Ultra Glossy Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper Epson Premium Glossy Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Epson Premium Semigloss Epson Glossy Photo Paper Epson Glossy Epson Matte Paper - Heavyweight Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper Epson Matte Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Epson Photo Stickers Epson Photo Stickers Envelopes Envelope
Hope this is of help.

Regards
Sham
2/14/2022 6:34:38 PM • Epson STYLUS... • Answered on Feb 14, 2022
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Epson DX8450 not printing

are you using leopard os x? when you said you loaded the driver for the printer, did you use the disk that came with the printer?
2/10/2022 6:40:44 AM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Feb 10, 2022
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All print jobs stay in queue with epson all in one xp600 series

Hi Violet, There might be a number of reasons due to which your documents get stuck in a printer queue. Overloading and driver issues are the major reason behind this. If you are simultaneously printing hundred of documents then sometimes your printer jobs gets stuck in the printer queue. Then if your Printer drivers are corrupted then also while printing the documents sometimes it might get stuck in the print queue.If You Still Need Assistance Then Follow US For On : Epson Printer Support
11/26/2021 7:04:53 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Nov 26, 2021
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Printer won't print color

when you change the ink cartridges you are NOT changing the print head. The print head is in the carrier. If the print head has become clogged or worn then usually it needs to be replaced. Unfortunately it us probably cheaper to buy a new printer.
11/26/2021 6:46:50 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Nov 26, 2021
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Epson rx580 printer

I just started calling Epson's customer service line every time. They always offered to FEDEX new ink. I got tired of waiting for it to come and began returning bad cartridges to office depot where I had bought it and found out that they will take it back if it doesn't work. Now I've decided that some (a lot) of Epson's ink cartridges for the RX580 are bad and that I just have to keep trying until I get ink cartridges that work. I had tried the qtip cleaning, checking the ink/sensor connection, and making sure I had them snapped in tight. I've finally figured out it IS the ink. BTW, I always use the ink Epson reccomends, so it is definately that many of their cartridges are faulty. It's a pain to have to return them but as long as I can return and replace them and eventually have a machine that will print when I need it to, I can live with that.
11/26/2021 6:46:18 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Nov 26, 2021
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Printer responding but nothing printing!!!!

An error has occurred when printing the following print job. Click cancel to stop printing
11/26/2021 6:46:09 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Nov 26, 2021
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