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Printing light colors does not work

I noticed in printing in color the colors were off / not quite right.  I tryed cleaning the it through the printer properties / maintenence / cleaning tools several times and even several deep cleanings.  Upon printing the nozzel check which takes me to a print check pattern the two light bars of cyan and magenta do not print at all.  The heavyer / darker cyan and magenta print as the screen displays it should.  The 3eBK and 6BK print good as well.

I have taken out the print cartridges and removed the print head and rinsed it clean.  Upon reinstalling the print head and ink cartridges I cleaned it through the printer properties / maintenence / cleaning.  It printed the same as before.

Please let me know if you have seen this problem and have a solution.


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Re: printing light colors does not work

You RINSED the printhead???

I wouldn't do that again.

Try taking a damp cloth and dabbing it against the printhead nozzels until you get lines forming on the rage from the ink (the nozzels you're having trouble with specifically).


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