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Hp 5550 printer wont print picture it!

Hi I wonder if anyone can tell me why my printer distorts anything in picture it! publishing that has been imported and added to. I wanted to send a photo of my dog pulling a sleigh ( clip art) and copied 7 of the same dog picture to make it look like all the reindeer, then added a snowy background. Sad I know, but I have too much time on my hands!!. When I ask it to print, the picture is all wobbly and bits are in the wrong eyes in his tummy!! The picture prints ok an my in- laws printer. My printer works fine on photos and pictures that have not been composed. Please help me if you can. Thank you.

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