Thank you for confirming.
Please run through the above steps once more, and if still no change, that would confirm a hardware fault, meaning a bad printhead/board. That can happen as a the result of the non oem cartridges being used if the chip in them is damaged.
At that point, the entire printer must be replaced; as epson heads are not serviceable. Repairing it would run you about $150, while the printer can be replaced with a brand new model with a fresh warranty for half that.
If looking for a replacement, I’d still recommend any of the Epson workforce series printers. They tend to be the most reliable, are easy to set up and use, have good print quality, and reasonably priced ink. Example: http://amzn.to/29wF4OP or http://amzn.to/1NYUF1P
Note that these, like all consumer grade inkjet printers, are designed to be low cost and are essentially disposable after a few years, subsidized by the high cost of ink cartridges. If you wish to have a better quality and longer lasting printer, that comes with years worth of ink up front, consider the Epson ecotank models instead: http://amzn.to/1PpOj0C
Alternately, for a more business/commercial grade product that will be rated for a 5 year life, consider a laser printer. Lasers cost more up front also, but a toner cartridge can last for thousands of pages. A black only all in one laser is around $125: http://amzn.to/1JSHOlQ
while a color model is about twice that: http://amzn.to/1n4I7Q5
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