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Epson 2100 ink smear


Ewan 17 383 Scotland
24 Aug 2004 12:52PM
My Epson 2100 printer is leaving black ink smears on the trailing edge of paper as it prints.

Is there a way to remedy this?

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User_Removed 18 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 1:02PM
Buy a print trimmer Smile

Seriously though - are you using both Epson ink and suitable paper. I know of someone who was using a non-Epson brand and a similar thing occurred

Barrie
Ewan 17 383 Scotland
24 Aug 2004 1:06PM
Thanks Wink

I've only ever used Epson inks in it and it happens on both Epson and 3rd party papers.
vickyh 18 706 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 1:15PM
Is this a new problem, or has it always happened?

This happened to me when I used non-compatible paper. It might be worth checking that the paper you're using is on the compatible list because even some of Epson's own paper isn't suitable.
Ewan 17 383 Scotland
24 Aug 2004 1:30PM
Its been intermittant.

Have you got a link to this list?
vickyh 18 706 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 1:40PM
Yep. It's on the Epson website here
Ewan 17 383 Scotland
24 Aug 2004 2:04PM
I see. I thought you meant there was a list of non-Epson paper that works with it. Thanks though Smile
vickyh 18 706 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 2:09PM
You might want to search through the forums as I think Barrie listed suitable non-epson paper somewhere in another thread.

Certainly the Ilford Gallerie Smooth Gloss paper is ok as I use that.
vickyh 18 706 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2004 2:11PM
I think that other suitable range is the ICI Olmec Optimum range.
Ewan 17 383 Scotland
24 Aug 2004 2:14PM
I don't think the problem is down to the paper as it happens with compatible Epson papers too. I was wondering if there was an easy(ish) way to clean around the print head assembly.
dven Plus
15 42 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 6:31AM
You will find that not all papers ar compatible. its because the 2100 uses pigment inks
i pind tat olmec and ilford gallerie are the ones to use.

dven

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