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Ink smudges when the document has printed, it has smudges of blue, black & pink along the EDGE of right side of paper. Looks almost like wet ink that has dried. It is heavier along bottom half, and smaller along top half.

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Re: ink smudges

Pease check:
thet consumables is originals,
drum cartridge is not damaged
transfer belt is clean and not damaged.

you may have problem there, but if not you can try update firmware, maybe its a firmware problem.

first check consumables and if possible try changing them

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