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    Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Hi I am going out of my mind. I have an Epson 9600 printer and up until a few days ago was printing fine. Now all of a sudden when printing purple its coming out pink and turquoise is dark green!! I have not run out of ink, I have done a clean and all lines are present and correct, does any one know what is going on? I thought maybe I need to calibrate the printer, but there is no calibrate option in the properties of the printer. HELP!

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Hi,

    you wrote that the lines are clear,
    but have you printed the nozzle test pattern, to verify that all lines come correctly?
    Perhaps single lines are missing and causing a color shift ...

    Best regards,
    Martin

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Quote Originally Posted by EOTS View Post
    Hi,

    you wrote that the lines are clear,
    but have you printed the nozzle test pattern, to verify that all lines come correctly?
    Perhaps single lines are missing and causing a color shift ...

    Best regards,
    Martin

    so if just one line is missing it can cause a color shift?

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Hi,

    sorry for the unclear formulation, with "single line" here I meant the whole single color of the 12 total colors.
    For example, if cyan was missing, it could cause the turquoise issue...

    Best regards,
    Martin

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    As he suggests a clogged ink head.
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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Unfortunately. it happens all the time with my Epson 4880 particularly here in the land of zero humidity (most of the year, at least.) I think I use more ink cleaning than printing. One clogged head will absolutely change colors - and will royally screw up B&W as well.

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Quote Originally Posted by EOTS View Post
    Hi,

    sorry for the unclear formulation, with "single line" here I meant the whole single color of the 12 total colors.
    For example, if cyan was missing, it could cause the turquoise issue...

    Best regards,
    Martin


    I have done a clean and all lines are present and correct, no blocked nozzles etc, but purple is still printing pink, blue is printing purple and turquoise is printing dark green. Its driving me crazy. What am I doing wrong?

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Time to call in the tech for the epson machine.

    We had a similar issue with the Cannons we own. It was due to rapid humidity change and lack of use over the christmas holiday.

    It sounds like a more complicated issue since you are seeing the basic inks with your nossel check.
    Have you tried printing off a control chart used for profiling the machine to see what happens??

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ljwhyte View Post
    so if just one line is missing it can cause a color shift?
    Yea ....!!!

    epson printers are great for photographers ...but when they break its a pain ..... i have thousands invested in Epson over the years... they should put me on the board of directors. i still buy epson.... 7600 4900 4800 and r3000 currently using..... my 7600 and 4900 the tech dept department and i are on first name basis because i call so much. I am thinking they should offer a doctorate program at the local college on epson printers.

    they are getting better ...my r3000 is a gem.... have had it for a year with no none nada problems... knock on wood....

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    Re: Epson 9600 printer printing wrong colours!!

    It does sound like an unusual problem since you apparently are getting a good nozzle check with a test print.

    Did you recently change printer software and operating system? This may also be a color managment issue.

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