So this is my problem on an Epson 9600. Do you think this could be a bad cartridge? a bad damper? a bad print head?
• The machine was idle for a few months. In december I printed 15 40x50 prints. I had the same problem then, and I changed the left 3 dampers [left from the front, right from the back] and the problem seemed to have disappeared.
• To prepare for this session, I removed each cartridge, lightly swirling/shaking each one and filling them to 3/4 full and replacing. Then 3-4 kk2 cleaning cycles to remove air bubbles. Then, in service mode, 6 "adjust-nozzle checks" to get a clean print. Then I removed the capping station, cleaned the wiper rubber seal around the cap with distilled water. Then, locked the ink lever and with a soft makup sponge and more distilled water cleaned the print head face and underneath, and all around.
• And then in regular print mode, a couple of more nozzle checks and cleaning cycles, I had a goodl print and I thought I was ready.
I made one print, and this is the result.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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