Two months ago we purchased the epson artisian 1430 printer and a full set of epson inks. The printer worked successfully through two separate rounds of epson ink cartridges. After reviewing that the ink system from ink jet mall (refillable ink cartridge system compatible with epson stylus photo 1400) would be more cost effective we decided to try it. No ink was used in between the epson ink and the ink from ink jet mall. After one successful print the quality went downhill faster than i could put the paper into the printer. Now there are only two colors printing out and there is an extreme amout of banding happening and the ink is now printing out lighter and lighter.
So far I have tried to clean the heads numerous time, I’ve tried to clean out the sponge on the head pad and still no luck.
I am wondering if I am needing to return the ink system and stay with the epson brands or if that will even fix the current problems that we are experiencing.
Has anyone else had this problem?
I have also already tried removing the vent plugs on the cartridges and no change occurred.