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Old Jul 15, 2005, 7:45 PM   #1
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Hi - First of all I'm a newbie on this forum, second I'm also a newbie to digital both cameras and printing. I have an Epson 1280 that I bought used and it worked fine for a while. I haven't printed any pictures until now and now when I print any pictures, either color or B&W the first small part of the print has a pinkish shade to it. On the rest of the print the colors are fine. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 11:53 PM   #2
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how long have you been storing your cartridge?
it is a expired cartridge?

or the ink is smear?

what kind of paper you are using?
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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I also have an Epsom and I have to turn off the printer BEFORE the computer. When you turn off the Epson with the printer ON/Off switch the cartridge is parked and a rubber seal is raised to keep the ink in thenozzles from drying out. If you cut power to the printer by the computer, the printer cannot do its park routine. The carriage is not in the park position with the seal notraised.

I also print out a small rectangle of each of the colors of the Epson jut to make sure all colors are printing before I print a picture. It is also best to use the printer once a week to keep the nozzles from drying out.

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