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How can I stop the magenta colour banding on my Epson Worforce-Pro, WF-8510 (A3 Inkjet) printer?

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Ship69, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Ship69


    Joined: Sep 5, 2018

    Posts: 7


    My Epson Worforce-Pro, WF-8510DWF (A3 "Business Inkjet") printer has horizontal developed stripes when printing solid magenta colour.

    Epson want to charge me £352 to fix it. That is more than 50% of entire the cost of the printer. And I simply can't afford that. They say that is the cost to get an engineer out. And that he would need to replace the entire print head.

    Is there any way that I might clean the print head myself?

    Many thanks

    J[​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Dave Burton


    Joined: May 8, 2018

    Posts: 382

    In the past, I've used a chamois leather strip, soaked with IPA to clean stubborn heads. You have to feed the strip under the head and gently pull it left and right, with gentle pressure applied. Think toweling off after a bath as an analogy ;) This will gently clean the head of any stubborn dried on ink residue, but if the head is totally kaput then its repair or replace.