Color issues with Epson 4800

Started Jun 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP MBlasto New Member • Posts: 24
Re: Color issues with Epson 4800

Thanks David. I will do another nozzle check per your recommendation.

The inks are Epson. However, they're older. They've been in the printer for a while. Can this contribute to my issue?

David Grabowski wrote:

tThe 4800 uses K3 inks without a "vivid" magenta. When ever I see a color issue with my 4800 it's almost always a minor nozzle issue where an auto nozzle check with cleaning fixes it. Not just a nozzle pattern check but the auto function which will clean the channel that is dropped out if one has. Mine has never required any furhter than this and it generally uses one sheet of paper to conduct this function, rarely two.

The other thought , is this printer using OEM ink ? If not all bets are off on color results without a custom profile.

Dwayne Anders wrote:

You have different inks in the two printers. The 4800 has Ultrachrome and the 3800 has K3. This might be what you are seeing. Otherwise, do a power cleaning on the 4800 if you know you used the right profiles.

Good Luck

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