Incomplete prints Epson R3000

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BoudewijnS
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Incomplete prints Epson R3000
Mar 9, 2013

My Epson R3000 occasionally stops printing before the print is complete. Sometimes right after the first few mm, sometimes after a few inches, sometimes just before completion. The print que shows  'printing error' but the printing activity just 'hangs'. The job must be canceled, both from LR and by the cancel button on the printer itself.

I am printing from Lightroom (4.3) on a W7 (64) machine through a wired network.

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Boudewijn Swanenburg

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In reply to BoudewijnS, Mar 9, 2013

I don't have that specific model but a few years ago, had a similar unfathomable problem on my Epson 1160.  Every so often - for no apparent reason - it did as you described.  I found that if I used the Epson EasyPrint software the problem disappeared, so for quite some time, used that with success.  One problem with that was printing any Duotone Mode work, it didn't work properly, so had to abandon that image mode when using the Epson software.

Eventually, I totally uninstalled (not just deleted) the printer AND deleted all files that were left on the computer for the printer (often an unistall will still leave folders and files - try that if removing Norton or McAfee, they both leave all their rubbish in their folders).  Then downloaded latest (at the time) Suite from Epson, installed and everything was then working OK.

Not sure if that could help but might be worth trying.  I also, manually, edited the Registry to seek and destroy (Ahem) all traces of the specific printer before the reinstall.

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http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1027&message=35565277
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In reply to Zone8, Mar 9, 2013

Zone8 wrote:

I don't have that specific model but a few years ago, had a similar unfathomable problem on my Epson 1160. Every so often - for no apparent reason - it did as you described. I found that if I used the Epson EasyPrint software the problem disappeared, so for quite some time, used that with success. One problem with that was printing any Duotone Mode work, it didn't work properly, so had to abandon that image mode when using the Epson software.

Eventually, I totally uninstalled (not just deleted) the printer AND deleted all files that were left on the computer for the printer (often an unistall will still leave folders and files - try that if removing Norton or McAfee, they both leave all their rubbish in their folders). Then downloaded latest (at the time) Suite from Epson, installed and everything was then working OK.

Not sure if that could help but might be worth trying. I also, manually, edited the Registry to seek and destroy (Ahem) all traces of the specific printer before the reinstall.

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Zone8: Although I am a handsome genius, when I stand in front of a mirror, I vaguely recognise the ugly idjit standing on the other side!
LINK: For B+W with Epson 1400 (and other models) using black ink only PLUS other useful tips:
http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/epson1400-B&W.htm
Cleaning DSLR Sensors, including Kodak DSLR Factory Cleaning method:
http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/KodakDCS-sensorcleaning.htm
Solving back/front focus problems on Sigma and most other DSLRs
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1027&message=35565277
PDF format list of lenses you can print or download - covers Italian Flag YES/NO for DCS 14n but applies to others. http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/ItiFlagLensList.pdf

Also just try to print from another app or simply for Windows Picture viewer to eliminate the possibility of something within LR.

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In reply to jtoolman, Mar 10, 2013

Thanks a lot guys. I started the clean re-install. I will let you know the result. This may take a while because of the unpredictable nature of the problem and I don't want to waste too much paper or ink.

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In reply to BoudewijnS, Mar 27, 2013

It looks like that the clean re-install did the trick. In 29 print jobs, spread over 9 days, the problem did not return. I should add however that a possible memory leak (in Lightroom) may also have been the cause of the problem. Therefor I also followed the recommendation contained/hidden in

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4535489.

So after all I am quite happy with my R3000. Thanks again for the recommendations.

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