How do I Fix Color Problems On Epson Printer?

Color printing problems in the Epson inkjet printers are widespread. When you don’t use them regularly, you might have one of the following issues. 

  1. The Epson printer is printing incorrect colors. 
  2. The Epson printer is printing faded colors. 

I know how annoying it can be when you need to print some important documents and such a problem appears in your machine? But the relieving part is that you can easily calibrate the color problems in the Epson printer. Want to know how? I am here to help you with that.

Why is my Epson printer not printing colors properly? 

Before we go on to the solution, let’s understand why is the Epson printer not printing correctly or giving you the faded prints even though the Ink is full? 

Fix Epson Printer color problems

Generally, An Epson printer prints color properly when the ink nozzle/ printhead is jammed. So you need to clean them (nozzle/printhead) to calibrate the color issues. Apart from that, these issues can also cause faded or incorrect color print issues. 

  1. Ink volume is low. 
  2. Paper tray settings are incorrect. 
  3. The printer is not using the original cartridges. 
  4. Nozzle/print head is clogged. 
  5. Grayscale/black print mode is activated. 
  6. An ink cartridge or nozzle settings are incorrect. 

How do you fix the Epson printer color print problems? 

Now we have an idea about the natural causes for incorrect color print issues on the Epson machine. Now it’s time to fix the problems. So follow the steps given below. 

Check the ink volume- 

When an Epson printer doesn’t give you the color prints, you need to check the ink level on the Epson printer. Assure that the tank/cartridge has sufficient Ink to print the documents. 

Check ink volume

  • Turn on the Epson machine
  • Push the home/ menu button. 
  • Go to the setup/settings option. 
  • Now select the ink volume
  • Press the ok button. 

If the ink cartridge is low, you need to replace the ink cartridge or fill the ink tank. After that, your printer will start printing the documents without any errors. 

Check the paper tray settings – 

When settings do not match the paper you have loaded on the machine. Your printer will not appropriately print the documents. So you need to check the paper tray source settings and correct them. If you want to load the A4 size paper for printing, you must adjust the paper tray according to the A4 size document. 

set paper type from printer printing preferences

  • Go back to the control panel . 
  • Select the Epson printer
  • Go to the printing preferences
  • Under the main tab, Select the Paper source.
  • Now select the document size.
  • After selecting the document size, you need to select the paper type and quality too.
  • Load the paper now, and then reboot the printer.

Clean the nozzle/ printheads – 

If your Epson is printing the documents disorganized or some colors are missing on the paper. This issue might be related to the problem related to the printhead or nozzle issue. 

Probably, the ink nozzle or printhead has been clogged with solid ink particles. So you need to clean the Epson printer printhead/nozzle using the following instructions. 

Clean print head

  • Open the control panel on the computer. 
  • Go to the devices and printers
  • Select the Epson printer
  • Right-click on it and click on the printing preferences
  • Go to the Maintenance tab. 
  • Press the clean printhead button. 
  • Select all colors option. 
  • Press the start button to clean the printhead. 

After cleaning up the print head, you need to clean the nozzle and then retry to color documents. It should be printing fine now. 

Disable The Grayscale Printing- 

If the Epson printer is printing black only instead of color prints. You need to check the grayscale/ black print only settings. You have probably activated them; that’s why your printer is only printing the documents in the black & white format. 

  1. Open the control panel on the Windows computer. 
  2. Click on the devices and printers. 
  3. Right-click on the Epson printer
  4. Go to the printing preferences
  5. Disable the grayscale/black print-only mode. 
  6. Now press the ok button. 

Run the Ink Flush settings – 

If you haven’t used the printer for a long time, some ink particles might get dried up on the nozzle or screen. In that case, you need to flush the Ink; right after that, your printer will start working fine. 

  1. Open the settings
  2. Click on the printers and scanners
  3. Now click on the printing preferences
  4. Press the maintenance tab. 
  5. Click on the power ink flush
  6. Press the ok button. 

Bonus Tips: 

You must have fixed the color printer problems on the Epson printer. However, If you’re still dealing with the Epson printer color print problems, please check these settings too. 

Replace the Ink cartridge- 

If the Epson printer is not printing specific colors, you need to replace that particular ink cartridge from the Epson machine. The ink has probably been dried, or the printer cannot recognize that cartridge. That’s why you are having color problems with the Epson printer. 

So you need to buy a new original ink cartridge from the Epson Store or online website and then install it on your device. 

Use the branded cartridge only –

When you are using the duplicate or refilled ink cartridge on the Epson inkjet printer, you will have dull or faded color print-related issues because these types of cartridges do not contain the good quality of Ink. Due to this, your printer will start giving the blank page of output. 

Adjust the color management settings – 

Although Epson tries its best to print the color in the best quality, it will not be matched with the color displayed on the screen. However, if colors are very different, you need to adjust the color settings by going into the color management settings. 

So these are the steps to fix the Epson printer not printing color print only. If you are still dealing with color issues, reset the printer to the factory settings. After that, it will start working fine. 

Ezequiel Farrell

I am a passionate blogger to write about technologies. So far I have written more than 200 How To Guides. Through Which, you can easily fix the computer, networking and printer related problems.

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