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Printing pics goes to blue

I have had this printer for many years, Recently when printing photos and pictures it starts with the colours ok then after about 25 to 30 mm the printing is all blue and may have some black outline. I have been using generic cartridges but have no fitted the genuine cartridge and getting same results. I would be thankful if you could come up with a solution to this problem Yours sincerely Frankie70

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Re: printing pics goes to blue

Time a replacement me thinks unless your are upto doing a jet cleaning job. take a look at

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Left click and hold on the pic you want and drag it into one of the boxes in the right hand frame - let go.
That pic will now appear in the box selected. you can now size it to the box it is in. If it is the right way up eg portrait in top left of a three frame page click on fit to frame to maximise picture. Click and drag another pic from the left side frame to another box in the right frame. If you have chosen the three option sheet click and drag your next foto into the bottom box on the sheet. This is a Landscape box but don't worry.
After dragging your pic into it look for an icon in the function bar along the top where, when you hover your cursor over it, says - 'rotate and fit'.(It's a square with funny corner bits!) Your pic will the be realigned to fit the the box. Having all the pics you want on the sheet click the print icon. (Picture of a printer on the tool bar.) when the print box appears click on 'Properties' and open the 'Paper/quality' tab. click the drop down box for paper and select HP Photo paper - gloss or whatever you are using. The quality will automatically set to 'Best'. Click OK and OK and the files will be transferred to your printer and it will shortly start printing your pictures.
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