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Print is dull.

I recently replaced the color cartridge. The print is now dull. It was printing fine before.

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Listen I have seen really, bad print ctgs from HP, before you drive yourself crazy replace the ctgs again, see if your print quialty improves. just cause it's new doesn't mean it's not defective.

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