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Banding on Pictorico with Epson 2200

I am having a lot of problem with banding printing on Pictorico with the Epson 2200, and it is not like anything described in the Epson manual. I am getting dark lines (on the print), about 3-4mm wide, and sometimes in pairs, running at right angles to the direction of paper feed (i.e. in the direction of travel of the printing head). The lines are just barely darker than the surrounding area, but they contrast enough to make the negatives useless. I don't get the lines when printing on paper, only on Pictorico. The lines completely destroy the highlights so I need to solve the problem before I can print any more. I have done all the usual things, i.e. head cleaning, head alignment, etc. Any other suggestions?

Sandy King