Last week, though, I tried all the usual tricks to get my printer to cooperate, and it just stubbornly refuses to do anything, so I think it's toast.
It's an Epson CX7400. I have the same model for my normal printing (a different unit though - just in case anyone was wondering!!) and it's finicky as well, but not nearly as much. It just annoys me because of the issue of one color going out, the whole printer stops. Such a design flaw.