Intermittent Printing Issues with New ET-2750??

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Hello all,

I just bought this printer a few days ago and am running it through it's paces. I'm using the Epson iPrint app on my Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. It appears something is getting lost in translation or the printer is losing data because it may or may not print yellow or magenta at the end of the pics. On the 3 pics with the blue stripe on the bottom, the printer slowed down to a crawl (at least 90 seconds) finishing the print before it ejected.

See the pic. Pics are arranged t-d, l-r in order of them being printed. I've done printer maintenance 2x on the printer. Can anyone explain or diagnose pic 1, 2 & 5 and why it did not occur on pics 3 & 4?

All pics are snaps (jpg) from the S7 running Android.

FYI, In pic #4, I'm using my D500 in video mode shooting my daughter volleyball matches in isolation. Attached are a Shure VP83 Lenshopper mic and Sigma 50-100 f/1.8. Support is Gitzo Series 1 legs, Manfrotto 131DDB with a Sirui VH-10X Fluid Video Head. I was 50' from the court baseline.

Thanks for looking and any help/insight you can provide. :)

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Without doing multiple tests you can't be sure. I doubt you would see that consistency due to data transfer issues. And I would not expect slow data transfer to be specific to just one color and then just two colors, it would prevent part being printed at all.

I suspect more likely it is the sort of problem often seen with poor quality inkjets. Unreliable ink flow, faulty printhead, bad electrical connection in the connection to the head, and countless more possibilities.

I note that 7% of reviewers on Amazon gave it one star and were very unhappy.

Revews such as this one Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer say it is an all-in-one home printer not suited to the photo enthusiast.

If you wanted a photo printer it would have been better to get an established model for that purpose. People here can advise. If you wanted a non photo printer for general use as you originally asked, you would do far better with a laser printer such as the ones I detailed for you.

Can you return it?
 
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It will be tricky, time consuming and costly to properly diagnose.
Epson piezoelectric print technology is more susceptible to nozzle clogging than other if i remember correctly.
Returning it seems a good idea while it is under warranty.
I too am a big fan of laser multifunction for general purpose document needs.
 
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I believe this Epson is a dye based ink system so there really should not be as big a problem as may be the case with pigment inks where nozzle clogging potentially a much bigger issue

Your images in order of printing suggest that the data is actually getting through i.e. you can see the luminance information but the chroma information is short. In this case only some of the ink is getting through. Which to me indicates a printer head problem rather than a data transfer problem - although slowing to a crawl printing is of some concern.

As already mentioned it could be so many things. As this is a user fillable system I wonder if there is the possibility of introducing air pockets/bubbles which may starve the printer of certain inks during a run and would clear for the next run. Strange that this should only occur on either the start or end of a print (not able to tell which way these are printed)

The fact that you can print from Apple LR or OSX may or may not be a red herring and you should really try and print many more images before deciding this is an app error.

I would suggest contacting Epson support and asking for their advice and if possible initially include the images as you have here
Printers | Epson® Official Support | Epson US

Or, if no one here can offer any further help have a look and ask on the specialised Epson forums
Epson InkJet Printers
 
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Without doing multiple tests you can't be sure. I doubt you would see that consistency due to data transfer issues. And I would not expect slow data transfer to be specific to just one color and then just two colors, it would prevent part being printed at all.

I suspect more likely it is the sort of problem often seen with poor quality inkjets. Unreliable ink flow, faulty printhead, bad electrical connection in the connection to the head, and countless more possibilities.

I note that 7% of reviewers on Amazon gave it one star and were very unhappy.

Revews such as this one Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer say it is an all-in-one home printer not suited to the photo enthusiast.

If you wanted a photo printer it would have been better to get an established model for that purpose. People here can advise. If you wanted a non photo printer for general use as you originally asked, you would do far better with a laser printer such as the ones I detailed for you.

Can you return it?
The goal was to replace my now functional 20 yr old HP LJ 1200 with an All-in-One, not to buy a photo printer. I splurged on the ET-2750 and then discovered the pic printing problem using the Epson Android app. I plan on returning this specific printer.
 

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