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Old 10-03-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
raela
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Epson Stylus C86 Printing Only Black Block


This is probably more of a general printer issue than a question for a linux forum, but I do run linux and wondered if anyone has ran across this before/would know how to fix this. When I try to print a document (just a .doc file or something), it prints a large, black block where the text should be. I had this same problem over a year ago with this printer in windows, and reinstalling drivers didn't help at all. I've also replaced the ink cartridge. Here's an example page I tried to print:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...a/printing.jpg

System:
Slackware 12.0
kernel 2.6.21.5-smp
CUPS 1.2.11
Driver EPSON Stylus C84 - CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.7
 
Old 11-20-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
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Epson printers are some of the worst printers sold. This is not a hardware or linux problem. It's an Epson problem. Don't even bother trying to fix it, just throw it away. Do yourself a favor and never I mean never buy an Epson printer again!
 
  


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