Epson Stylus Color 740
How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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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.
Access the print settings in your print application. Click the Main tab. Select Plain Paper/Bright White Paper or Envelope as the paper type setting. Select the Black/Grayscale checkbox.
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.
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.
Epson printers function very well at 1440 dpi, and in general this should be the default setting.
When preparing images for print, the highest quality images are desired. The ideal file format choice for print is TIFF, followed closely by PNG.
Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when you are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged.
If you are trying to install a black ink cartridge in a color cartridge slot, your printer will not function and you could potentially cause damage to the machine.
If you print in mostly black, your black cartridge will naturally run out faster than the color cartridges. However, some printers will pull a bit of ink from the color cartridges when you are printing solely in black, just to keep them primed for future use.
The Cause of Clogs
Printheads clog because nozzles get blocked by either air or ink. Clogs usually happen when: You keep printing with depleted ink cartridges. Using empty ink cartridges can result in air bubbles that can clog your cartridge and/or printhead.
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