Admin 55 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 29 Points View Profile 0 Admin Asked: June 30, 20212021-06-30T08:18:29+00:00 2021-06-30T08:18:29+00:00In: Epson Printer [Solution] Epson xp 440 not printing black 0 Hey, I am facing an issue with printing. My Epson xp 440 not printing black Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Best Answer Peter 2021-06-30T08:24:33+00:00Added an answer on June 30, 2021 at 8:24 am It could be that you open your printer after a while to print some documents and the sheets come out blank. The Epson xp440 not printing black is an issue seen often. Generally, this happens when the device hasn’t been used for a while Apart from this particular ink issue, the XP 440 is a great buy for those who would like to get a compact device that is wireless and easy to carry anywhere. Reasons Here is a set of causes that might be behind your printing problem: • One of the common reasons could be that the device simply needs to be restarted. • Cartridges might be in need of a replacement. • The print head nozzle might be in desperate need of getting cleaned, thus blocking the flow of the ink. • The driver might be in need of an update or reinstallation. Solutions Read the list of solutions we have presented below to solve the Epson XP 440 not printing black: 1. Restart • Begin by turning the device off • Unplug all the wires from their sockets. • Wait for a couple of minutes and attach all the wires back. • Push the power button back on and wait for it to switch on. • Lastly, go for a diagnostic report, by printing a test page. 2. Replace ink After restarting the device, check the ink levels of the cartridge: • The volume can be checked from the settings of the printer. If the levels are below the required, then you should immediately get them replaced. • Remove the packaging tape on the new cartridges and makes sure they are inserted properly by sliding them in horizontally and pushing until a click sound is heard. • The brand of the ink should be compatible with the device in order for the printer to recognize it, otherwise, the user might need to get a replacement. 3. Clean It could be that the Epson XP 440 not printing black is because it is in need of some major cleaning, here’s how to go about it: • Primarily, you can go for an automatic cleaning process by following the guide on the manual. • Alternatively, you can also go for a more manual process. • Start by unplugging the wires and remove all the print heads. • Wrap them in a cling film to prevent them from drying out. • Warm the cleaner liquids with water and cut some paper strips according to the sizes of the heads. Slide the cut blotting paper in the slots. • The cleaning solution should be put inside with a help of a syringe. • Wait for a while until the solution does its job and then assemble the printer back again. 4. Driver If the cleaning and replacing of print heads and cartridges do not seem to work then it could be that the software is at fault: • Go to the settings and change the paper settings to a glossy one and check if the Epson XP 440 not printing black has been solved or not. • If it does not work, go for a reconfiguration process. If there is an update that needs to be installed, do so. • Lastly, the user can simply reinstall the driver once again. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.