Epson 3800 Not Printing Black

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Patrick Lawrence
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Epson 3800 Not Printing Black
Dec 29, 2010

Hello all,

I have an Epson 3800 and am having problems printing black in plain paper mode. I have created a test pattern using blacks from 100% through 10%. 100% prints reddish and at about 70% opacity. When I print a document with 100% black text, no text is printed. I am having this problem with both matte and photo black inks. I have cleaned the heads. I am using Epson color correction and am on a Mac using Snow Leopard. Printing problems occur using multiple computers and programs.

When I print using a different paper profile like Enhanced Matte, I get the text, but it is coming in about 60% black.

So what can I fix here? I know that the blacks aren't going to be laser printer black, but I need to actually get something approaching black. Thanks!

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