I have a Epson Stylus Color 460 printer and my problem started around Christmas time when printing my cards. printing started showing orizontal banding lines. thinking I was running out of ink [xp. no ink indicater] I changed cartridges, to no avail. did all the cleaning pragrames still same problem. Any ideas please, is there a way to clean nosels manualy, because obviously the printer cannot do it. [even tried new driver for it.nothing.
I think the problems more likely to be you haven't the Status monitor installed as it does more than just indicate ink levels(and I don't know if its supported in XP) But generally if you use Xp, Epson usually advise using Win 2000 drivers if available( at least for the 740 printer) for the 460, You could try that..
Sorry chaps. cannot contact choicestationery.com and your site Phased, does`nt support 460. Rtus. I have 2000 drivers loaded now but that does`nt seem to help either. recap, just sent e-mail of to Epson again maybe I will get reply this time.Not having much luck am I.
You are wasting your time with Epson the printer is too old and new cartridges will not make any difference, as Epson are not like other printers. The print head is built into the printer, if the cleaning cartridge does not do anything you will have to throw it, as I had the problem with a Epson Colour Pro and that was newer than your 440. It's cheaper to just go get a new cheap inkjet