How to Fix Problem Regarding Color of Epson L380 Printer?

Hey guys, just bought an Epson L380 which is an inktank printer. So I was doing some initial print tests and I am using 70gsm plain papers (copier papers). The color prints are pretty washed out. I am a bit of a noob here but is this normal? For example the Red isnt like vibrant red, its looks closer to very dull I would say. Is something wrong with the printer or am I using the wrong paper?

  •   Mick
  • lay  1  Ans
  • lay  3 years ago
Answer - 1

Fixing Color Problem of Epson L380 Printer :

  • Run the head cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink nozzles
  • Run the print head alignment utility
  • Check the ink out light, if the light is flashing, replace the ink cartridge.
  • Make sure that you are using the right printer driver for your printer.
  • Make sure that the printer is on a flat stable surface.

Cleaning the Print Head Using the Product Buttons-

  • Use the printer button you can clean the printer head.
  • Make sure your printer is on and no printer light are indicating errors.
  • Load a few sheet of plain paper in the printer.
  • To start cleaning hold down the stop button for 3 seconds to start the cleaning cycle.
  • You can check the power light flashing in the cleaning cycle.
  • When cleaning is done power light stay on
  • To check the print head is clean run a nozzle.


  • First check ink level if ink level is low lower line on the ink tank then you can not clean the print head.
  • do not turn off your printer during a cleaning cycle.

Cleaning the Print Head on Windows Using a Computer Utility-

  • Make sure no printer light are indicating errors.
  • Load a few sheet of plain paper in the printer.
  • Open a windows desktop and right click on printer icon for your printer in the right side of the windows taskbar,

  • Click on Head cleaning.

  • Click Start to begin the cleaning cycle.
  • The power light is flashing in the cleaning process and stay on when clean is done
  • When the power light stop flashing , you can check to see nozzles are clean, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern and click Print.
  • Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the line

  • If there is no gap click on Finish
  • If there is a gaps then click clean to clean the print head again.

Cleaning the Print Head on MacOS Using a Computer Utility-

  • Click on apple menu.
  • Click on System preferences
  • Select Printers & Scanners.
  • Select your printer
  • Click on Options & Supplies.
  • Click on Utility
  • Click Open printer Utility
  • Select Head cleaning.
  •   John
  • lay  3 months ago