nozzle check Epson 3880

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: nozzle check Epson 3880

jtoolman wrote:

Ursula Freer wrote:

I always us matte black for printing (Photoshop). When I do a nozzle check the printer changes to gloss black wasting ink in the process. I also get an error message regarding the wrong size of paper. I use letter size for this and that's what is specified in the nozzle check procedure.

Do you run the nozzle check from the printer LCD panel or the driver from the computer?

Check your basic prefferences from your Devices and Printers tab on your PC ( if MAC then I do not know ) right click the printer icon and under printer prefferences set to always print to Matte material, quality, orientation and No Color Management then click on apply or OK and those settings should become your defaults from that point onward unless you temporarily change them when you print.


Thanks for that tip Joe, I find it a real chore checking through every little detail on the PRINT screen to make sure that the printer has not reverted to other settings after each print job! I also only print Matt ink.

The 3880 is pedantic about what combinations of media and which feed tray and settings it WILL print at. Get it a bit wrong (for the printer) and it just sits there and sulks!! So you need to learn which paper goes to which feed tray, and you have to be sure and do print settings at top of Photoshop print screen (easily overlooked) or if you are using LR on the bottom left of the print page.


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