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Prints dark black instead of grey tones

On all docs with grey tones prints them in dark black

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Re: prints dark black instead of grey tones

Your drum is going bad. or your light or dark adjustment is set too dark ( it should be in the somewhat in the middle).

change drum

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If I do a greyscale strip to print my black is coming out as a dark grey. the bead off of the greyscale strip would appear that the pbk photo black is not actually printing.

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