New Epson P800 user


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My R1900 broke down and I inherited an P800 at the same time. It has been awhile since I have had to start over in created, managing color workflow and because of the severe cost of inks on the P800, I am hoping to minimize the heartache.
My first print is wretched, but it looks to me like a color management issue perhaps, or ICC? Would love some feedback before I embark on a print journey. I am using a generic photo glossy paper with no custom ICC. Print heads are clean.
Printing from LR Classic with:
Print Res 240
Sharpening Low
Media Glossy
Managed by Printer
P800 Driver has:
Color Matching Epson Color Control
Media Glossy
Color Mode Epson Standard sRGB
Output Superfine 1440 dpi
High Speed
Finest Detail
This is an enlargement of the source file:
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View: original size
This is a photo of the print job of the same area that is showing severe lack of detail in the shadow areas.
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View: original size
I feel like this is something pretty obvious, please let me know if there is anything else that might help to determine the issue.

Thanks very much
 
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Since you are using LR did you soft proof to rule out any printer/paper mismatches; although without proper ICC profile its still an estimated guess?
 
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It seems the MK head had some blockage and after two cleaning cycles it is clear.

Before two cleaning cycles:

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The odd thing is that after two cleaning cycles, the LLK and the VM heads started showing clogging? What would account for that?

After two cleaning cycles:

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