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HP Photosmart c4480 - poor quality photo prints

I have just bought 2 new HP Photosmart c4480 printers. Having installed them and the cartridges according to the set up guide I am very disappointed with the quality of printed photos. There are thin horizontal lines across the whole photo and it looks quite blurred compared to the same photo printed from my old Canon Pixma. Any ideas?

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You shoud test printhead,if they are ok, you choose "best photo" in printer property.

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