Steps to fix Epson printer not printing correct colors

by Jhon Smith ***

Printer as a piece of technology has enhanced our lives to a large extent. During the early days of printers, the prints were only black and white, and then came printers with the capabilities of colored printing, and since then new features were added to every printer that came out.

Epson is one of the most known printer brands. The unique selling proposition of Epson printers is the visual design combined with the superior prints. No matter which printer you go for, you will always come across some issue of printer. Some common issues of printer include paper jam, connectivity issue and Epson printer not printing after changing ink.

All the above-mentioned errors or issues have an easy fix but the last issue could be caused by a number of reasons.

To troubleshoot Epson printer not printing correct colors


The Epson printer may print the wrong colors after changing the ink because the printer settings could be altered. To restore the printer to default settings, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Press the switch end-to-end to the power switch for 5 seconds.
  •  The power LED will start blinking and wait for the green blinking light to stop.
  • When the green light stops blinking on the power button, it means that the color system has been secure.
  • Take out a print to check the color reproduction.

This will most likely fix the issue of Epson printer not printing correctly.


The print heads get grubby and dirty with dust when the printer is not used for a long period of time and this leads to Epson printer not printing colors correctly. Epson printers have built in head cleaning mechanisms.

Follow the steps given below to start cleaning print head

  • Open the control panel from the desktop and click on hardware and sound.
  • On top of the page, you will see an option of the printers and devices. Choose your Epson printer from the list of printers.
  • Right click on the Epson printer and choose printing preferences.
  • A dialogue box will appear with three options on the top and choose the option of maintenance.
  • A new page will open and from there choose head cleaning.

As soon as you click on head printing, the printer will start cleaning the print heads. Ensure that you don’t disturb the printer when the head cleaning is in process. The head cleaning process can take upward of 5 minutes.

After the head cleaning is wide-ranging, a dialogue box will appear with 2 options; print nozzle check pattern and finish. Click on the former to print a test page and with this you will be able to form if the Epson printer is replicating colors exactly or not. If the print quality is not good, do the head cleaning again. You may have to run the process 2 – 3 times until you see precise color reproduction from the Epson printer.


If nothing appears to work, you have to take out the print heads carefully and manually clean them. For manual cleaning, follow the steps given below:

Cleaning with Distilled water: Use an eyedropper to pour distilled water over the spouts. This will cause the dust or dried ink to loosen up and fall. Allow the nozzles to soak in distilled water overnight. Afterward, clean the nozzles and print 4 – 6 pages.

Cleaning Printheads with paper towel: Soak a paper towel with cleaner or distilled water and rub the print head on it for 10 – 15 minutes. This will help to dried out and fix any of the dust ink. Print 4 – 5 test pages to check the reproduction of color.

Feel free to Get in touch with us at Epson Printer Support

If you still not able to resolve Epson printer not printing color errors, Don’t get hesitated feel free to contact us at Epson Printer Support at any time. Our executives are available 24*7 for the help of the experts.

Jhon Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, malware, social engineering, Games, internet and new media. He writes for printer support at printer customer support or Epson Printer Support.


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