Artisan 1430 Print Head issues

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    My Artisan 1430 is a like-new machine. I use it every week, but for one or two sheets. I like this printer because it can do the large print sizes, which I use once-in-awhile to print large heat transfer paper to make my own custom printed tshirts.

    This past week, I noticed a problem with magenta. It had white lines when printing solid color.

    I've done a few print head cleanings, careful not to do more than 2-3 before giving it a long rest. But no improvement. The magenta print pattern is missing a lot of those test marks. The other colors are fine.

    I have tried to unclog by using printer cleaning solution and syringe, even heating up the solution some first. But no change.

    The inks I am using are refillable from inksupply.com. They have never been responsive to support requests, so I won't be buying from them anymore due to this.

    At this point, I'm thinking that perhaps my print head is no good. Weird for a relatively new printer.

    Is this an easy fix? Should I look for a replacement head? What might have caused the issue?

    I'd like to keep this printer if possible, but not with a faulty magenta.

    Advice? Thank you.
     
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