asked Sep 26, 2006 at 8:13am
Epson Epson Stylus Color 600

Epson color 600 print problems with the black ink

For my Epson color 600, I cleaned the nozzle by removing the black cartridge. When I do a print nozzle test, the complete pattern is there indicating the printer is working fine.
When I print out at either 360 or 720 dpi the black prints out ok for 1/2 page and 3/4 to full page for horizontal. From 1/2 to 3/4 of the page horizontal it doesn't print out anything for black. If I do the same printout in color there is no problem. This is for text from a word document. I wish I could scan in the printout to show on the forum. I have also tried removing the black cartridge and cleaning under the print head with a q-tip dipped in alchol.
The problem still persists. I have tried also reinstalling the driver and it doesn't make any difference. I have also hooked it up to different computers ( all runnning window xp) and the problem is still there.