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When ever i print a photo they come out with red lines is there anyway i could fix this possibly??

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I would suggest the problem is lack of one of the other colours, rather than an excess of red.

If a "Deep Cleaning" of the heads doesn't fix it, then I have had some sucess with removing the heads and soaking them on a pad of folded tissues soaked with White Spirit or Alcohol for 10mins, pressing the heads into the pad like a sponge, then performing a deep cleaning. (Warning, if you do this, wear gloves and protect the table/bench with something as you will get ink stains everywhere.)

If this sounds more than you're willing to try, then unfortunately only a new print head (which costs more than a new printer) might be the answer.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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