Why the Epson printer not working with black & color prints?

Check out using the given steps to establish the color and black printing:

  • Ensure whether the Epson printer is active.
  • Check the paper tray. Try to fix the paper to the edges and then close the access door.
  • Inspect the clogged nozzle and try to remove them. It’s the main reason for this type of error.
  • Check the printer to computer USB interface connection. Try to plug in properly to either side.
  • Clean the print head of the Epson printer. If left uncleansed, it will not print.
  • Try to refill or replace low ink level ink cartridges to access print jobs.
  • Fix the ink cartridges appropriately.
  • Finally, update the Epson driver software by checking the driver details.

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How to Fix the printer not printing?

The following steps and procedures are commonly applicable for both Windows and Mac computer devices. We have provided instant solutions for your Printer not working issue. We work on all the possible reasons for not printing errors. Without skipping try all the steps till you get the solution to solve the Epson printer issue.

Solution1: Clean print head with and without manually.

Don’t leave the printer on rest for a long period. The printer will get grubby by dirt and dust. Epson consist of built-in cleaning technology, try to utilize the option and flip out the dust and dirt easily. This is the common reason for the Epson printer to result in the blank printing issue.

epson printer head cleaning

How to clean print head in Mac:

  • Feed the paper in the Epson printer tray.
  • Bring the Mac computer to an active state.
  • Select the Apple menu and continue with the System preferences option.
  • Then, select the Printers & Scanners option to find the Epson printer in Mac and click on it.
  • Further, tap on the Options & Supplies option.
  • On the resultant screen, tap the Utility tab and select the Open printer utility.
  • Next, choose the Head cleaning option.
  • Don’t disturb the Epson Printer until the cleaning process and do the test print to check the printing quality.

How to clean print head in Windows:

  • Open the Windows desktop and use the control panel settings to get Hardware & Sound option.
  • Scroll the cursor to the top of the screen and select the Devices & Printers option to pick the Epson printer name from the list.
  • Choose the Printing preferences option by right-clicking the Epson printer name.
  • The resultant page will display a box that includes 3 major options. Select Maintenance option.
  • Further, use the corresponding screen to get the Head cleaning option. Click on the Head cleaning. Now, the printer will automatically start to clean the print head by itself.
  • Don’t try to disturb or operate the printer until you see the Print nozzle check pattern on the display.
  • Click the Finish option.
  • Try to produce test print using the default options and check the quality of print. If required, reattempt the cleaning process until you see clear prints.

How to clean the Print head manually:

  • Utilize the filler or dropper to pour the distilled water over the print head nozzle. This makes the dirt get wet and fall easily.
  • Soak the print head on the distilled waiter overnight.
  • Later, dry out the print head using the paper towel and start the test print.
  • Alternatively, try out with the soaked paper towel and wipe out the dust & dirt on the print head.
  • Wipe a little hard around 10-15 minutes to remove all the dirt particles.
  • Now, try to ensure the printing job by test print.
epson print head clean manualy

Solution2: Fix the Epson printer to Default.

  • Open the desktop and operate using the Start menu.
  • Choose the Settings option and followed by the Printers & Scanners menu.
  • Tap the Devices and select the Printers & Scanners to get the list of printer names.
  • Select the required Epson printer name and tap the Manage option.
  • Choose the Set as Default option. Now, ensure the print job using test print.
epson printer set to default

Solution3: Replacing with new ink cartridges.

  • Try to check the existing ink cartridge for any faulty and damage or any requirement.
  • If the ink levels are low, try to replace the ink cartridges with a Premium Epson cartridge.
  • Or else try to fix the ink cartridge correctly to the slot until you hear the click sound.
printer ink replace

Solution4: Remove the Epson from a computer.

Are you facing the printer not printing error? Just try out the instructions on your compatible Windows or Mac which is connected.

For Windows:

  • On the Windows desktop, open the Control panel settings.
  • Tap the Programs and select the Programs & Features option.
  • Once you notice the Epson printer name, right-click it.
  • Here, select the Uninstall option to remove the printer from the Windows connection.
  • Then, reinstall the Epson printer using Start> Settings> Devices> Printers & Scanners> Add a Printer or Scanner option. Use the on-screen prompts and complete the installation process.

For Mac:

  • Tap the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option.
  • Then, select the Print & Fax option.
  • Tap the Epson printer and hit the minus symbol to remove the printer from the Mac device.
  • Follow Ok> Hard drive > Library> Printers> click the EPSON folder. Now, drag the printer to the trash to remove the entire printer files and OS.
  • Restart Mac and add the printer by Apple menu> System Preferences> Print & Fax> Plus sign to add the printer.
remove epson printer from computer

Solution5: Power-cycle and speed up the Epson printer.

  • Run the Print Spooler & Print Spooler properties and clear the print queues on the compatible computer.
  • Restart the printer setup by disconnecting and unplugging the cords.
  • Turn on the printer connection by plugging it into the respective cords.
  • Open the system and use Desktop settings.
  • Double-click the desired Epson printer and select the Print settings option.
  • Choose the Advance option and elevate the speed. Do ensure with a test print.

Solution5: Power-cycle and speed up the Epson printer.

  • Run the Print Spooler & Print Spooler properties and clear the print queues on the compatible computer.
  • Restart the printer setup by disconnecting and unplugging the cords.
  • Turn on the printer connection by plugging it into the respective cords.
  • Open the system and use Desktop settings.
  • Double-click the desired Epson printer and select the Print settings option.
  • Choose the Advance option and elevate the speed. Do ensure with a test print.

Troubleshoot when the Epson printer not printing Black

This error may pop out for any reason like Disable the Black color print option. So, we have certain required troubleshooting steps to overcome the error on your Epson printer setup.

Solution6: Bring the Printer settings to Default.

  • Hold the button next to the power button on your active Epson printer device for at least 5 seconds.
  • You will see the LED blinks on the printer control panel. Wait till the printer recognize and stops the green light.
  • If you notice the green color light stopped on the power button, try to establish the settings using the color reproduction.
  • Now, the black color print issue will get solved with this action.

Solution7: Slot the ink cartridges correctly.

If the Black ink cartridge is not properly fixed into the slot, it may result in this type of error while printing. Make a try on the given steps and try to solve the issue.

  • Open the printer cabinet.
  • Pull the black ink cartridge from the fixed slot.
  • Replace it by fixing it deeply till the click sound.
  • Try to close the carriage cabinet.
  • Ensure by test print.

Solution8: Inspect the Black ink levels.

When the ink cartridge seems to get low level or came to a dried state, it may result in this type of error. Utilize the given steps to get back the black color printing work using your Epson printer setup.

  • Tap the Epson icon on the connected desktop screen.
  • Use the tool menu to get the Epson Status Monitor 3 tool.
  • Open and Run the tool to check the black ink level.
  • If you notice, the black ink level is low or empty. Try to refill or replace.
  • Try out the test print using the Epson printer setup.

How to fix the Epson printer not printing properly?

Every time you can’t expect the printer to print first-class printing output. Sometimes it may vary like blurry, faded, blank print, and more. In that way, try out some of the given steps to get back the printing in good condition on your connected Epson Printer Setup.

Solution9: Check the ink levels in Epson Printer.

  • To check the ink levels, use the Epson Status Monitor 3 tool. Here, we have steps to operate the tool.
  • Bring the system to active mode and select Control panel settings.
  • Select the Devices & Printers option and followed by selecting the Epson printer by right-clicking the printer name on windows.
  • Choose the Printing Preferences option and continue with the Maintenance tab and Epson Status Monitor 3.
  • Select the Epson Status Monitor 3 tool and inspect the ink levels using it.
  • If required refill or replace the ink cartridge and ensure with a test print.

Solution10: Change the paper settings.

  • Click on the Epson menu and reach the Main menu option.
  • Try to select the Media type.
  • Do some required changes in paper settings and tap ok.

Solution11: Utilize the head cleaning utility

  • Open the device and click the Main menu to get the Media type option.
  • Now, look for the Paper settings and check the ink cartridge’s expired date.
  • Further, launch the Head cleaning utility.

Solution12: Mange the misalignment using advanced settings.

  • Run the Epson Printer window.
  • Start with the Print settings> Advance Settings tab> set the speed of printing to a lower level.
  • Trial a print test.
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