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Printing problem When i print something the writing comes out perfectly but the pictures come out blurry and the colours are all mixed up. There are also lines running through the picture. I've tried cleaning the nozzles and all the other neccessary checks but still no result. I have tried replacing the cartridges but the results are still the same.

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You can select the best photo from the proprties for the pictures and draft for the text try this may soluve your problem

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