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Printer prints documents with gray-shaded background

After changing both print toner cartridges because the previous ones had expired, I installed two new Dell toner cartridges. Now, documents print with a gray shaded background. I've never experienced this before. Has anyone else had this problem? I've done some troubleshooting--used the utilities: aligning cartridges, and cleaned the printer nozzles. Neither seems to have changed the improper behavior.+

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Check the mode of printer is i grayscale or in colour mode. bye

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