enter image description hereenter image description hereEpson Printer 1400 has worked fine for past 10 years, but is now producing prints with a reddish colour where shadows should be also dark hair shows as auburn. Also getting vertical lines in red colours. I have cleaned print heads several times and test sheet is perfect. I have changed all cartridges in past few days, but nothing makes any difference. Have always used genuine epson cartridges and Epson glossy paper. Any suggestions of what to try or is it just at end of its life. Any suggestions much appreciated. Many thanks

  • May be you can post an image of the printout? – Alexander von Wernherr Oct 8 '18 at 12:54
  • Thanks Alexander, photos added. Any ideas? – Nikita F Oct 9 '18 at 13:56

The print heads may dying or need more thorough cleaning than the built-in cleaning function is able to do. You may be able to clean the print heads manually with an isopropyl alcohol solution. There is risk of damaging the printer, but since it's a decade old, it may be worth the risk. See WikiHow: How to Clean Print Heads.

  • Thanks very much. In process of attempting to clean print heads. Definitely worth the risk as if I cannot solve issue I will replace it anyway. Thanks again. – Nikita F Oct 10 '18 at 9:53

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