Epson printer P50 printing n pink - why?

  eysha 16:31 19 Dec 2010

Hi, i have spent the day trying to find out why the printer is printing everything in pink even when asked to print in grayscale.
Greyscale is pink and black and coloured printing is mainly in pink too.
I have searched and cannot find the answer so would anyone here know how to correct this problem please?
Many thanks

  compumac 16:41 19 Dec 2010

Can happen when one or more of the colours in the cartridges have run out

  BT 17:01 19 Dec 2010

More likely to be blocked head nozzles on one of the colours. If a Cartridge had run out it wouldn't be printing at all.
Try a nozzle check to see, and the a head clean to clear it.

  karmgord 19:56 19 Dec 2010

cyan empty or blocked.
Nozzle check would show if cyan is missing.
(cyan is blue)

  Terry Brown 07:41 20 Dec 2010

The Epson P50 uses multple cartridges (all seperate colours), you may need to replace the set for link. click here

  stlucia 11:25 20 Dec 2010

eysha, what kind of printer have you got? Most (all?) inkjet printers have a "nozzle check" and a "nozzle clean" feature to cure the problem -- assuming that it's not simply because cyan ink has run out.

With my Epson I get to the nozzle check and clean features in Windows XP by clicking on Start, then Settings, then Printers and Faxes. That opens a screen showing my printer(s), then I right-click on the printer's name and select "Properties". The properties menu then has a "Utilities" tab, which I select to find Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, and Head Print Alignment utilities. Click on Nozzle Check or Head Cleaning, and follow the on-screen instructions.

The menus with other printer brands will be different in detail, but should be similar in function.

  stlucia 11:26 20 Dec 2010

Oops ... I see what printer you've got, in your heading. It doesn't alter my response ;-)

  eysha 14:22 20 Dec 2010

Many thanks for all the replies. I cleaned the nozzle and the head cleaning and it is now working again.
Maybe this is a thing with Epson printers.
anyway, May i wish you all a good holiday and again thanks for all the help. E

  woodchip 14:53 20 Dec 2010

You need to use it regular, also keep it away from Heat

  eysha 22:55 20 Dec 2010

Thanks Woodchip, i don't really use it that often to be honest and it isn't near heat. I guess i can expect this to eep happening with not using it all the time. E

  stlucia 08:04 21 Dec 2010

Yes, just like a pen, if you don't use it for a while the ink dries up in the nozzles and needs cleaning out.

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