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The ink levels may be low and you may need to refill the ink. Visually check the ink levels. Also make sure you filled the tanks with the correct colors of ink. After you print, the colors in your printout need time to set as the ink dries.
Here are the most common causes of a printer printing faded text or images: Low ink or toner levels. Toner sticking to the fuser roller or problems with the transfer roller. Low ink or toner density settings.
Ultimately, if you really need to maintain such vibrancy of colors, you must end of with a n-color printing process, CMYK plus additional colorants (bright green and orange, for example).
Paper is moist or too dry. Replace the paper. The paper settings on the printer are incorrect. Make sure the paper size and paper type settings match the actual paper size and paper type loaded in the printer.
Open the Basic Settings dialog box. Click Advanced, then click More Settings. The following dialog box appears. Choose Color or Black as the Color setting.
ColorSync. Prints using standard color profiles for your product and paper to help match image colors. You can customize the conversion method and filter settings on the ColorSync pop-up menu in the print window.
Unlike a screen image the brightness of a colour is created by adding additional ink to a solid white substrate rather than changing the intensity of light shining through a pixel. This means a CMYK print can only ever be as bright as the paper it is printed on.
Because the RGB scheme has a greater range of colors, CMYK cannot produce brighter colors. These hues are beyond the CMYK range and will come out darker and more dull when printed than what you see on your display.
A common cause of faded, faint printouts from your inkjet printer is dried ink particles causing a blockage in your printer. The printheads on an ink cartridge can be become blocked if the printer is not used for a period of time, so it is recommended to print a few pages each month to maintain the print quality.
If your printouts are faint or have gaps, try these solutions: Clean the print head. The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them. Make sure the paper type setting matches the type of paper you loaded.
If the quality of your printouts remains poor even after repeatedly cleaning and aligning the print head, one or some of the ink cartridges may be old or damaged and should be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before the Status Monitor notifies you that the cartridge is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge.

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Need help for Epson Stylus color 3000 print head?
ANSWER : I need help changing the print head in my Epson 3000 – I have 2 printers – one will not stay in alignment and the other black ink is plugged and I have soaked it and cannot get it to budge.

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Epson Color Stylus 740
ANSWER : Moe

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EPSON How to print in black when color ink is out?
ANSWER : Yup. Epson can suck my fat hairy toes. Spent a S#!$ load on a new black ink cartridge for it to still not work.

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Epson Stylus Color 3000
ANSWER : Hi i’ve a problem with my espon 3000… i’ve didn’t use it for a while (maybe 3 years) and now i bought new compatible cartridge but the printer doesn’t print anything… maybe the printhead is blocked or anything else.. can you help me?

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Epson printer can't recognize Epson ink cartridge
ANSWER : Hi, my name is Jim.

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Epson Workforce 600 won't clear paper jam message
ANSWER : In my case, I have a WorkForce 7620 having this problem too, and there is white post on a sliding plastic bar which is the reason of my sorrow. I cannot move it, and it is getting me so desperate, because it makes the print head get stuck. I try to push it down to get the print head to the right position. Then, when I turn on the printer, the print head cannot move. The bar post don’t go down to free the print head and all I got all the time is an error code 0x69 on the screen. I see no paper jam there. Any suggestion, please?

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Epson ink cartridge leaking?
ANSWER : Posting this cause it worked for me. I have an Artisan 837 that was leaving pools of blue on the page. I tried Epson’s recommendation of cleaning the print path by pressing the copy button on the control panel (with nothing on the flatbed). Printed 5 pages and the last 2 were clean. Did a test print and the problem was back. Repeated a few times with the problem reocccuring. Switched out the cartridge. no better and now the printer doesn’t recognize its own brand cartridge. Yet, it accepts the 3rd party one.

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My 2550n Color LaserJet does not want to print in color
ANSWER : That model had issues with the carousel solenoid sticking. That might explain why it works after you let it sit for 10 minutes. The solenoid gets hotter with use which causes the deteriorated foam on it to become sticky and hold down the release plate instead of letting it go. This allows the carousel to spin when it is supposed to stop for each color. The solenoid is located on the right side of the printer. If you open the lid, it is just behind the opening at the top right. You need to remove the top of the printer and scrape off the goo on top of the solenoid body. I put a piece of thin sticky backed felt to replace it. Other people use electrical tape.

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