I’ve searched all over the internet, tried fixing this problem several different ways, even tried different printers/ink, nothing works.
THis problem occurs on any epson r260/r280 printer, as I’ve used over 5 of them. Some with ciss systems, some with refillable cartridges, and some using the claria high rip off ink.
I use prodisc diamond inkjet printable cdrs, because so far, they are the only tru silver media side inkjet printable cds I’ve found. The epson printers print fine to these, for about 1 month (at the shortest) to about 5 months (longest one lasted) before this issue starts happening. Suddenly the printer will not print the black color correctly on the cd. It misses in spots, leaving a dark tan color where there was supposed to be black. It only happens about an inch from the top in a horizontal line, and about an inch from the bottom in a horizontal line. All other areas of the cd prints fine, and other colors will print 100% correctly to all portions of the cd. The only color that has this problem is black.
I also use those taiyo yuden watershield cds. When the printer is having the issue with the prodisc cds, it’ll still print fine to the taiyo yuden cds. However this doesnt’ mean that the prodiscs shouldn’t be used, as I said, the printer will print fine on these cds for a month or so then it starts having this problem printing the color black on them. When you first get the printer, it’ll print solid black. In about a month you start seeing small horizontal lines where the black color is, eventually it will stop printing black on these areas.
Well it’s next to impossible to explain, so i’ll just scan a cd and show you. I did this quickly and erased the areas that are fine