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Not printing red ink clearly

When i print the red colour does not come out clearly. It is a new dell cartridge and when i print test page the balc yellow and blue blocks are solid howver the red looks pink and is patchy. Can this be fixed or do i need to buy a new cartridge?

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I think problem could be solved
take out the cartige and the cartige holder , spray them with glass cleaning solution and replace them back

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