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Build up of ink on rollers , how on earth do i clean this off as my print outs are all grubby mucky looking cheers

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    smudges of black ink on the edge of the paper, I'll try and copy ten sheets of blank paper??



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Hi, please attempt running several sheets of blank plain paper or try to copy a plain blank paper for 5 to 10 times.

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