I have been using ConeColor Pro ink in my Epson 3800 for a couple of months now.
All of a sudden, I am getting blotches of ink on my prints. I did a test by drawing a very thin line the full length of a sheet of paper which forces the printer to move the print head across the paper, and then printed it. The image in the link below shows blotches of ink down the right hand side of the print. I have cleaned the printer head, the capping station, and the wiper blades a number of times now, but the problem continues.
You can see the printed page here:
I have contacted an Epson Service Center, and they told me the problem is most likely caused by the third party ink I am using. I am not sure they are correct in their evaluation. They want me to send my printer to them so they can replace the head, but they insist this could happen again because of the third party inks I am using.
I would hate to spend almost $600 only to find I will have the same problem within a couple of months again.
Does anyone have any experience with this problem?
Lawrence - Creative Photography LLC