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    Bad strange prints Epson 3880

    All at once I have bad Epson 3880 prints. Anyone know what this problem can be? Tries new pringterdriver, tries to print from another Mac, tried new USB-cable. Ink tanks are full enough. Tried cleaning program several times. Printing to a simple Espon XP-860 gives a good result. Sometimes the Epson 3880 comes with a green hue, sometimes (most of the times) the dark parts are inverted.

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    Re: Bad strange prints Epson 3880

    From which application are you printing ? There are many settings and dialog boxes. If your images are coming out reversed, it sounds like software. Have you specified the correct printer profile and other settings ?

    Have you agitated your ink cartridges ?

    Have you tried different paper ?

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    Re: Bad strange prints Epson 3880

    Thanks Ken, tried all kinds of papers, ICC-profiles. Printing from Lightroom. Printing from Lightroom to al my other printers is doing fine.

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    Re: Bad strange prints Epson 3880

    You don't mention how the nozzle check looks. Did you print nozzle check and did all bars/colors print perfectly?

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    Re: Bad strange prints Epson 3880

    Yes nozzle check is OK, It looks like something is wrong with the blacks. Here's a print from Adoce Illustrator. The one below is print on xp-860 the one on top is the one from 3880.Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Bad strange prints Epson 3880

    I think I solved the problem. The black print nozzle was not OK. I did the extended test.

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    Re: Bad strange prints Epson 3880

    I suspected this. It seems like only one ink channel (PK) not joining the party. Odd that the initial nozzle check came out ok!

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