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My print comes out blue.

When I print it comes out blue. So I deep clean the printer and ran the calibrate sheet. There was no yellow and only one black. I scan the calibrate sheet and reran still one black and no yellow.

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I think it may be a faulty printhead. Phone or email Kodak, email printheaditg@kodak.com or phone 1-800-421-6699. option 1.
If its a bad printhead Kodak will send you a free one by overnight air. will also send you a free black and color ink ,cannot beat that.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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