Epson 4800 thin white edges around nozzle pattern

I’m slowly diving into a backlog of un-replied questions.

This is actually standard. Only for the cyan nozzle that is out, the auto-nozzle check looks fine.

In general I turn this auto-nozzle check of and do standard nozzle checks (however) because I feel like it gives a more accurate check and it doesn’t want ink.


Hopefully someone has seen this before. In my matte black the nozzles all fire equally, but there are thin white lines between and the density of the ink seems reduced overall. I’ve done multiple head alignments, auto nozzle cleanings and power cleanings. Is this a symptom of a bad damper (not sure what the damper does)?


Next up is to try cleaning cartridges with initialization fill.