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Photo printing Initially photos printed in excellent quality now all photos printed have a red colouration

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If you have adobe photoshop click on image - selective colour- set the following cyan +15 magenta -5 yellow +10 black-15 this works on the pixma ip8500 so there is every chance it will work on others

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