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Ink is fading fast while using brand new ink cartridges

I have returned 3 brand new ink cartridges because after using each one to print only 5-10 copies, the ink started coming out faded on the paper. I would take the cartridge out, shake it and put it back in, making the ink look darker on the paper but not for long. Then I would exchange that cartridge for another and so on. I am on the 4th cartridge now and it is doing the same thing. It must be a problem with my Canon printer--help!

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  • sd4tjahjono Nov 18, 2008

    It is actually a laserjet printer, "Imageclass MF3240"

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Same issue. Ink copies print at varying degrees of contrasts, as if the ink is unevenly distributed. Looks like zebra strip contrast.

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