Since I can't multi-quote I'll attempt to answer these replies all here.
StuNY. For the first couple of prints, maybe 4 in A4 and A3 I used Ilford Galleria Smooth Pearl with Ilford profiles with no problems at all.
Mark D Segal. I have no Epson paper... I bought the Canson and Museo papers as I much preferred them over the Epson papers. I may have to try and source some...
hugowolf. When my papers first turned up, I installed the paper manufacturers profiles for the paper and my machine. I had no problems at all. I have followed the instructions carefully in setting up the print driver settings so I can now select the correct settings for the profile I had created. Forgive me if I use the wrong terminology here. In the print driver, on the main tab at the top is a 'Select Setting' dropdown box. I created a custom version for each paper size and paper type and the setting are all identical (within the paper type I mean, not amongst the different papers). I now use this to change between papers and sizes so that I (hopefully) can't make a mistake.
A possibility is the paper being on the wrong side. These four sheets were removed from the box. In the box is information that says the printable side is the side facing up up when the box is open. Perhaps I flipped the last one although I do not believe I did that.
I would like to thank you all for your responses.
BTW, I suspect I have done a few(but not many) more prints than I recall. Is there any way the driver records this somewhere?
My overall impressions of this machine are that it is an awesome piece of machinery. Apart from this small hiccup and the lousy installation disc for setting up a network printer, it has proving itself a delight to use.
I can see there is so much now to learn. I have the machine I can practise on.... Several months ago, I bought the LuLa Camera to Screen to Print series. I am now re-watching these in much greater detail and have picked up some valuable nuggets of information from Jeff. Currently I am trying out the suggestions in the soft-proofing video. Wow, what a difference that is making... BTW, this print with the problem did not have any of the soft proofing manipulation done that Jeff shows in this particular video.