yes you can clean the print heads :
1) Make sure the printer is on and make sure letter size paper is loaded in the printer .
2)WINDOWS- Right click the printer icon on the tool bar. Select Head Cleaning .
MACINTOSH - Open the application folder and select EPSON Printer Utility2. Select SP1400 Series in the printer list , click OK , then select Head Cleaning .
3) just follow the instructions on the screen .
4)The printer cleans the print head and the green power light flashes .
Takes about 2 minutes
If there are no gaps in the print pattern , click FINISH .
If there are gaps or faint lines , click CLEAN , and follow on screen instructions
Hope you solve your problem with this . Wouldn't want you too have to buy another printer if it's not necessary .