[cups] Printing Colours

Andrew anon_private at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 1 23:24:40 PDT 2016

Thank you for the advice.
Another test I could apply is to form a simple image using the colours (simple lines) and see which is failing.
Best wishes.

      From: Sean Greenslade <sean at seangreenslade.com>
 To: The CUPS user discussion list. <cups at cups.org> 
 Sent: Friday, 1 July 2016, 17:21
 Subject: Re: [cups] Printing Colours
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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