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Re: Epson R1800 gone haywire

Perhaps the heads need cleaning. Check the head parking pads, perhaps they're full of pigment gunk? Check the foam pads on the left to see if they're also full of ink?

Quoting Paul Viapiano <viapiano@pacbell.net>:

Epson R1800 gone haywireTom,

Try running a nozzle check test...


----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Hawkins
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Cc: PDNPrint@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 10:04 PM
Subject: Epson R1800 gone haywire

Hi folks,

I have been successfully generating digital negatives with my Epson R1800 for some time. The negatives are generally 'black and white' in appearance (I use all 7 inks).

I've been doing this for over a year. I am competent at this task. I achieve good results.

All has been great - until yesterday.

Suddenly, yesterday, the negatives are brownish-magenta , and are unusable. Nothing, NOTHING in my workflow has changed. No upgrades to anything, no downloads, etc.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling printer drivers, same results. Brown, unusable negatives.

Have replaced some cartridges recently, but that event doesn't correspond to the color shift.

Any ideas? We have a theory that the Epson print driver may not be turning off color management (even though it's 'told' to do so), but what has made this suddenly occur is a mystery...


Tom H.