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Poor black in colour prints

Dense areas of black in colour prints are 'blotchy', with a slightly purple hue. The same problem appears regardless of printing paper used. (eg Gloss or plain paper>)

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Dwonload 'Ink Saver' install it and adjust the ink flow.

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