Why Is My Printer Printing Orange

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Epson 1280: black ink coming out orangish?

Hi everyone, just quick question before I give the Epson people a call and start the agonising procedure of exchanging my printer.

Has anyone always had a trouble where black areas of your printout came out orange? I’ve had this trouble off and on (more often than not on) since my Epson 1280 arrived a few months agone. Here’south an example of what I mean:



This is a corner of a print (snapped with my digital cam .. no scanner, sorry), and all that orange junk should be black. Here’due south a comparison of 2 prints, the bad one above and a skillful one. Meet the problem?



If you lot’ve seen this problem, heard of this problem, or have the slightest idea what might be causing this problem, please allow me know. Information technology happens on all kinds of paper (4×6 perforated and non-perforated, 8.5×11 premium sleeky, A6 postcards) and I’ve swapped out the black ink cartridge and there’due south been no comeback. When I print out a test nozzle cheque sheet, mostly the black lines are significantly screwed up. I’m running Windows 2000, but I’d doubt it is a software thing going on hither. Some prints will ‘screw up’ for just a little bit, half an inch, say, so everything goes dorsum on track. I’ve also tried cleaning the print heads with the Epson software, and front console push, innumerable times. Goose egg helps, non even cleaning extensively correct earlier a impress out. As you can encounter, I’m kinda out of ideas and set to start the RMA headache. Delight permit me know if you have any ideas, cheers,

Paul Kane

your blackness impress nozzle isn’t firing

It sounds similar your black print nozzle is obstructed beyond the abilities of the cleaning wheel. The orange color is yellow and magenta ink, which your printer driver intended to mix with the black ink for this particular prototype. When no black ink is available, the usually subtle colors become clearly visible. If repeated cleaning cycles don’t work, you could accept the printer repaired by Epson under warranty–or you could search this forum for advice on extreme nozzle cleaning. Some posters advocate forcing warm water or drinking glass-cleaner through the print caput with a syringe. I’ve occasionally had like issues with my Epson 1200 using pigment based archival ink, but 1 or two cleaning cycles e’er work on my printer.

Good luck,

Fred

Wasteland

wrote:

Has anyone ever had a problem where black areas of your printout

came out orangish



This is a corner of a print, and all that orange junk should exist black. Here’southward

a comparing of ii prints, the bad one in a higher place and a good one. See

the trouble?



Re: Epson 1280: black ink coming out orange?

Yes, I take this problem likewise with my make new 890. Upward to this betoken I had simply printed a dozen 4×6’s at 720 – 1440 DPI and all all of a sudden this orangish crap started. I ran the print caput cleaner utility and the print caput check came out ok, but I still get this horrible orange. I accept plenty of ink in the cartridges. I’one thousand printing using Epson Flick Factory on Windows ME. I’m at a loss too.

Wasteland

wrote:

Hi everyone, just quick question before I requite the Epson people a

call and start the agonising procedure of exchanging my printer.

Has anyone ever had a trouble where black areas of your printout

came out orange? I’ve had this problem off and on (mostly on)

since my Epson 1280 arrived a few months ago. Here’s an instance of

what I mean:



This is a corner of a impress (snapped with my digital cam .. no

scanner, deplorable), and all that orange junk should be black. Hither’south

a comparison of two prints, the bad one above and a adept one. See

the trouble?



If you’ve seen this problem, heard of this trouble, or have the

slightest idea what might be causing this problem, delight let me

know. Information technology happens on all kinds of newspaper (4×6 perforated and

non-perforated, viii.5×11 premium glossy, A6 postcards) and I’ve

swapped out the black ink cartridge and there’south been no

improvement. When I print out a test nozzle check sheet, more

often than not the black lines are significantly screwed up. I’m

running Windows 2000, only I’d doubt information technology is a software thing going on

here. Some prints will ‘screw up’ for just a lilliputian bit, half an

inch, say, and so everything goes dorsum on track. I’ve also tried

cleaning the impress heads with the Epson software, and front end panel

push, innumerable times. Nothing helps, not fifty-fifty cleaning

extensively right before a impress out. Every bit you tin can see, I’chiliad kinda

out of ideas and ready to starting time the RMA headache. Delight let me

know if you have any ideas, thanks,

Paul Kane

JTGraphics •

Contributing Member

• Posts: 519

Re: your blackness print nozzle isn’t firing

I concord with Fred here, your missing black for some reason. Why I couldn’t tell you, you may take an air pocket in the ink cartridge and its not feeding information technology. This I have had happen in one of my sometime printers. I take noticed this to happen if the ink cartridges are stored on thier sides for long periods of time. I always proceed my ink cartridges standing upright now and never have issues since, makes sense to me kind of a no brainier :).

My best estimate is that the cartridge was laying on its side for a long time, or the nozzle is very clogged up.

In whatsoever example you are missing blackness in the print, I am a printer and lookingg at it, it’s plain missing black and a loop confirmed it.

JTGraphics

http://world wide web.jtgraphics.net

http://www.jtgraphics.net/all_digital.htm

Fred stucker

wrote:

It sounds similar your black print nozzle is obstructed across the

abilities of the cleaning cycle. The orange color is yellow and

magenta ink, which your printer driver intended to mix with the

black ink for this particular image. When no black ink is

bachelor, the normally subtle colors become clearly visible. If

repeated cleaning cycles don’t work, you lot could have the printer

repaired by Epson under warranty–or you could search this forum

for advice on extreme nozzle cleaning. Some posters advocate

forcing warm h2o or glass-cleaner through the print caput with a

syringe. I’ve occasionally had similar problems with my Epson 1200

using pigment based archival ink, but one or two cleaning cycles

always piece of work on my printer.

Proficient luck,

Fred

Wasteland

wrote:

Has anyone ever had a problem where blackness areas of your printout

came out orangish



This is a corner of a print, and all that orange junk should be black. Hither’s

a comparison of 2 prints, the bad one above and a good one. Meet

the problem?



C. D. Lee •

Regular Fellow member

• Posts: 479

Re: Epson 1280: black ink coming out orange?

If three cleanings fails to yeild a “good” nozzel check from the black noz, then best return the unit of measurement. They will ship you a new ane overnite while you return the defective unit. I am on my tertiary 1280 under this warranty program.

Wasteland

wrote:

Hello everyone, but quick question earlier I give the Epson people a

call and first the agonising process of exchanging my printer.

Has anyone always had a problem where blackness areas of your printout

came out orangish? I’ve had this problem off and on (by and large on)

since my Epson 1280 arrived a few months agone. Here’due south an example of

what I mean:



This is a corner of a print (snapped with my digital cam .. no

scanner, sorry), and all that orange junk should be black. Here’south

a comparing of ii prints, the bad ane above and a skillful i. Run into

the problem?



If you’ve seen this trouble, heard of this problem, or have the

slightest thought what might exist causing this problem, please let me

know. It happens on all kinds of paper (4×6 perforated and

non-perforated, 8.5×11 premium glossy, A6 postcards) and I’ve

swapped out the black ink cartridge and there’s been no

improvement. When I print out a examination nozzle bank check sheet, more than

often than not the black lines are significantly screwed up. I’m

running Windows 2000, but I’d doubtfulness it is a software thing going on

here. Some prints will ‘screw up’ for just a little chip, one-half an

inch, say, then everything goes dorsum on track. I’ve likewise tried

cleaning the print heads with the Epson software, and front end panel

button, innumerable times. Aught helps, not even cleaning

extensively right before a print out. As you can encounter, I’m kinda

out of ideas and fix to starting time the RMA headache. Please let me

know if you have any ideas, cheers,

Paul Kane