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asked Feb 2, 2012 at 12:59pm
Epson Epson Artisan 810

Epson Artisan 810

I have had an Epson Artisan 810 for a few years. I've been using refillable cartridges for most of this time. Everything was working just fine until recently when the cyan ink began acting strangely.

If I print a nozzle check the middle set of horizontal "stripes" for the Cyan region is faded away, and there is also a vertical cyan streak running down the right side of the paper (about 1/3 of the way in from right edge).

When I print images, I get vertical streaking sometimes and there are large horizontal bands where there is no cyan ink.

Can anyone tell me what is going on?

Is it something that can be fixed, or is the printer junk at this point?

Thanks.