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Celery

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I agree with Dan, a dirty head. Is the head on the cartridge or the printer?
 

pete.i

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You might have to do a lot of head cleaning passes to make them work again and with Epsons it doesn't always sort it out. I have mediocre success using head cleaning fluid but it starts to get messy then. I don't know where you are this fluid is in Brit prices.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_....TRS0&_nkw=print+head+cleaning+fluid&_sacat=0

Epsons can be a PITA because the print heads are part of the printer and quite apart from the fact that they are a nightmare to replace (well I think they are) they are, usually more expensive than a new printer although that does depend on how much your printer cost.
 

Wallaby Dan

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I sometimes don't use mine for a month or more. sometimes i have to clean it or not. Sometimes the ink will dry out and cause the marks you have ( lines,Muddy pictures, Odd colors for print.) I make sure i have full or mostly full cartridges that helps with it. I find that if the cartridge is almost empty its hard to get ink flowing again, even if i change the cartridge. Myself, i like Epson over other printers. Mine is around 3-4 years old and the one before was 7-8 years old. I couldn't get Hps or Lexmarks to work much over a year.
just my 2 cents, WD 65
 

Celery

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I have several printers in my garage. All need ink which is too ridiculously priced.
 

OneMarcilV

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I chosen the option for nozzle clean. Did that and now no lines are printed. Probably should print some photograph every day.

The cost of a printer could be the same for the price of its ink cartridge replacement.
 
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