[cups] Printing Colours

Sean Greenslade sean at seangreenslade.com
Fri Jul 1 09:21:54 PDT 2016

On July 1, 2016 2:17:58 AM EDT, Andrew <anon_private at yahoo.com> wrote:
>I am seeing the colour blue being printed colourless; purple as red;
>dark red a s light red; green as yellow/green.
>I cannot check my ink levels. There is so facility in the CUPs printing
>system, as far as I can see.
>Can anyone suggest a utility that will allow me to check the ink
>levels, or another method for checking the colours and determining
>which cartridge/cartridges need replacing?
>Ps. Os is kubuntu. Printer is Epson Stylus SX100
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If the printer is still trying to print with an empty cartridge, it may not know itself whether the ink is empty or not.

I would initiate a nozzle clean and do a nozzle test print. That should show the four base colors (CMYK) separately. It's probably cyan that's clogged/empty, based on what you described.


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