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POOR PRINTING QUALITY

I am getting an over all yellowish tone on all my prints. Can it be that the ink is dry or does it need to re-set and run a color test. By the way I lost my manual and don't remember how to run a test. Is there a manual I can download and print for further reference? Thanks for your help.

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My problem is solved. It was dried ink! Thanks.

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