Epson Stylus Color 740

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Customizing print settings

Click Advanced, then click More Settings. The following dialog box appears. Choose Color or Black as the Color setting.

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If you`ve added a background color or image to your document and you want to print it like that, be sure that the following setting is on: Go to File > Options. Select Display. Under Printing Options select Print background colors and images.
When color ink is expended and black ink still remains, you can continue printing for a short time using only black ink. However, you should replace the expended ink cartridge(s) as soon as possible.
All cartridges must be installed with ink for printing and printer maintenance. For print quality, some ink remains in replaced cartridges. Designed for EPSON cartridges only: Other brands of ink supplies are not compatible and, if described as compatible, may not function properly or continuously.
If you own a standard Epson home inkjet printer, it likely uses DURABrite cartridges. Epson Claria Photo HD cartridges contain mostly dye-based ink and are designed for amateur photo printing.
Epson printers function very well at 1440 dpi, and in general this should be the default setting.
RGB is used in electronic devices, like computer monitors, while printing uses CMYK. When RGB is converted to CMYK, colors can look muted. Designers were often disappointed when their printed piece looked different than what they had been seeing on screen.
CMYK color mode is used for printing. The RGB color mode is used to display images that are intended to be viewed on computer monitors and screens only.
Make sure the Black/Grayscale or Grayscale setting is not selected in your printer software. Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary. The ink levels may be low and you may need to refill the ink.
Clean the printheads: Sometimes the issue why you are unable to print in color is because our printheads are clogged with ink. Clean the printheads and then print a document to check if color printing works. Some printers also have in-built programs that can clean themselves so remember to check for that.
First, check your printer settings on the file or picture your trying to print. If your page is setup to print in “grayscale” it will only print in black and white. Change the setting to “default” so it will print in color. If your settings look good from the start, the cartridge may just need to be primed.

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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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ANSWER : Hi, my name is Jim.

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ANSWER : hi Russ .did u find solution for ur problem?? i have the same problem ,how did u fix ur printer ..will be glad if u write me on email [email protected]

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Epson Artisan 835 print head cleaning question
ANSWER : I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.

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Epson, sudden cannot recognise cartridges error
ANSWER : Hi, I have exactly the same problem than you, I’ve been trying to solve it since 6 months. I have an Artisan PX730 WD, and the genuine cartridge can’t be recognized all together. And status monitor indicates same thing than you.

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ANSWER : You could have air in the tubing/print head.

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