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Why does my printer leave a smear of green dirt on prints?

I was able to identify the name for this ('Head strike') and reason - curly paper. Paper should be flat otherwise it touches printer head and ink smudges it. I found solution that works for me: in ...
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Why is my Epson SureColor P600 suddenly printing weird cyan colors?

I'm not sure this question really belongs here, but will try to help as there isn't a printing stack.... As an ex Epson engineer, I can say that you (quite clearly) have no matte black feeding. ...
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Different result between scanning in Epson's "color negative film" mode and scanning in positive -> invert curve in post?

Scanning handles removing the overall orange mask in color negative film. Scanning as positive, and then postprocessing invert does not remove it, inversion simply turns that orange mask to a deep ...
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Best image format by Epson Scanner Software to use for Lightroom

The only two viable options in the list are JPEG and TIFF. JPEG is fine for lossy compression, 8-bit/channel color, and smaller file sizes. I would use JPEG for paper originals that will not be ...
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

I own the Canon Pro 1000. Short answer: Don't buy the printer for this scenario. Use a printing service instead. The Canon is designed to be frequently used. It uses pigmented ink which don't take ...
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How can I make my own coatings for handmade paper for inkjet printing?

PIGMENT inks do not suffer from bleeding anywhere near as much as dye inks (as the pigments sit on the surface) The main problem you may face with handmade paper will be the inconsistency of the ...
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Epson Scan 2 Not Showing Transparency Option for Film Scanning

I got the idea to delete the scanner from "Printers and Scanners" and re-add it. It reloaded the driver and I think it was a newer version of the driver. Anyway, it allowed the "...
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Which digital cameras have a manually wound shutter like the Epson R-D1?

Are there any other cameras with that "feature"? To answer that definitively, one would need to survey every digital camera model ever made. I'd be very surprised if there were any others, unless ...
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Why are cross-processed photos coming out of the scanner overexposed?

Scanning software performs a good deal of "magic" in the background -- color correction, auto exposure, and so forth. What's probably happening here is that your Epson Scan is getting the &...
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how to scan old photos with minimum degradation

I do quite a bit of old photo scanning for various purposes. I have a similar process as you describe and will sometimes go up to 1200DPI for color if the situation calls for it, however that can ...
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Why are yellow lines appearing on prints from my Epson SureColor P600?

Source: I am an ex-Epson service tech. First, this is mostly an educated guess as you havent supplied an example. The presence of Yellow lines means that there is a LACK of one of the other 7 inks ...
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What performance differences will I see from a new film scanner, replacing Epson V350?

So I got myself a Reflecta RPS 10M and made a comparison with my now old Epson V350. I scanned a color negativ, a cross processed and a black & white image, uploaded them as jpg. For converting ...
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How can I make my own coatings for handmade paper for inkjet printing?

This might be coming in a little late but what i do is 2 things first i spray paint very thin a matte clear then i take white school glue and add a thin layer of that. Let it dry and press it flat if ...
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How can I make my own coatings for handmade paper for inkjet printing?

inkAID is specifically made for random types of paper and other materials. http://www.inkaid1.com/inkaid-white-matte-precoating
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Epson SureColor P600 printing violet instead of black

I changed the photo black cartridge. The P600 ink level graphic appears to show there is some ink when in fact there is not enough to print, unlike the Epson 3800 and 2400 printers which I used before ...
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Why does my printer leave a smear of green dirt on prints?

That's not dirt. That is ink. The paper is either curling enough to touch the printer head, where there always seems to be a little bit of smudged ink, or there is ink leaking onto other parts of your ...
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What are the best Epson Scan settings to scan black and white negatives?

This is what I would start with. You'll likely have to tweak settings to fit your specific needs. The main setting to disable is Digital ICE. The silver in B&W film interferes with its function. ...
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How to automate detection of half-frame images using Epson V550/V600?

It's probably not possible with the native scanner software, since it seems you didn't find an appropriate setting that does what you want. Some third-party scanner software, such as SilverFast or ...
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Epson Scan 2 Not Showing Transparency Option for Film Scanning

In a comment to the video linked in the question, I wrote down my fix, but here it is. For those who have an issue with the transparency option, I just fixed it for myself. I have installed the ...
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Epson Scan 2 Not Showing Transparency Option for Film Scanning

Another reason for this to happen, as I found out today, could be the connector that goes from the cover to the base unit getting loose. If the scanner cannot sense the connected cover, which contains ...
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

I think the general guideline for ink is two years from the manufacture date. For Prograf, that may be less. There may even be an expiry date printed for some grades/brands of ink cartridges I have ...
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

Use a printer with the printing heads in the ink cartridges, rather than permanent head in the printer. If/when the heads get clogged, you're only a new cartridge away from clean, new print heads. If ...
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Epson Scan 2 Not Showing Transparency Option for Film Scanning

I had to reload Scan 2 software, restart the computer (macOS 10.15.6), add the scanner to Mac preferences, unplug the scanner, etc - at least two times, and in various sequences, then magically "...
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Horizontal Lines when scanning using Epson V370

I suspect electrical interference is disrupting the operation of the scanner motor or sensor. The problem you are experiencing may also be early signs that the scanner is failing. If the problem is ...
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Print wheel track on fineart print

I agree with you that the marks appear to be from the transport mechanism in the printer. Hot press board (vs cold-press board) is so named due to the manufacturing process of the paper. Hot press ...
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Giclee Printing on Vellum Paper

There is a paper type selector in Epson settings. The paper selection which yields fewest ink usage is "plain paper". If you are getting too wet print nonetheless, try brightening the image via ...
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Why does my printer leave a smear of green dirt on prints?

That is a head strike. A pretty bad one too. It always happens in the beginning of the print when the paper is curled - usually towards the end of the paper roll. Usually you will see them as lines. ...
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Epson 2200 on OSX

It seems that there is some colour management done by the printer driver even if you specify "no colour management". Printing the exact same ink onto different papers will give different results. On ...
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Photoshop and mac not printing correct size?

thanks for your help all.. After hours of mind boggling research I come to the conclusion it could be software.. Corrupted files... Upgraded computer software, uninstalled and re installed photoshop ...
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