asked Jun 17, 2002 at 8:30am
Epson Epson Artisan 700

Epson Photo 700

I had a lot of problems printing black ink with my Photo 700 and thought that the printer was toast. I had replaced the black ink cartridge with a generic brand. The printing was terrible.
As soon as I replaced the cartridge with a standard Epson cartridge, all returned to normal, after about 10 nozzle cleaning runs. DO NOT USE ANY GENERIC OFF BRAND CARTRIDGES WITH THIS PRINTER. I guess I was lucky that everything is back to normal now, and the printer prints fine.