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Why are my color prints always faint even after just replacing them?

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It may be that the printhead is partially blocked. I would recommend running a couple of head cleaning cycles from your printer/printer software. If this fails to help there may be a mechanical issue with printhead.

Printhead issues are pretty common with this range of printers and Kodak are (generally) pretty good at replacing them.

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