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Printing when i try and print multiple images from photoshop (elements and cs) to my hp laser 2550 printer the colors are reversed. blues print red, reds print blue - etc. single images print fine. it's driving me insane. i've checked and rechecked, tried all combination of "source" and "print" with no luck. other photo programs don't have this problem, but they don't offer the size i need to print. i searched adobe and couldn't find anything. i did "reset" my elements, but no luck with that either.any ideas?

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Dont know much about the software side but the only thing I can think of in the printer itself that could cause that problem is the colour running out of alignment (run color alignment procedure on printer below)

you can perform a calibration by pressing the button to rotate the carousel and the green button at the same time, do this process at least 3 times on a row

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