I was gone a month, returned, and about a week later, did a nozzle check, black was not good… did a head cleaning… the problem cleaned up.
Several days later… tried to print something… and did nozzle check… trouble again with just black… tried another head cleaning did not clear it up.
So did some PiespFlush just on the black.
Changed Black ink cartridge.
Copied some black rectangles from the internet and copied them to a text program and printed it as Best Photo and let the black hopefully clear itself, by the intense printing.
Ok did a full cleaning, as per the video’s on utube… “Epson Small format printer maintenance” by Inkjet Mall, and with the black, did a push and then draw, back the syringe to try to break the dang stubborn whatever, with a full syringe. Then reloaded all the inks… as all the head cleaning had depleted them.
Still no success.
Printing set as ‘text’, and ‘text and image’ I get steaks…
Printing as Photo… no streaks… it prints fine enough that it covers …
Any idea… of what to do next… for now I need to go on and will just print in Photo mode… but it sure slows down printing…
Thanks for any crazy suggestions you may have…