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Every fifth line or so of text has a missing streak in the middle. ie across the page Do I need to clean something??

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Check nozzle. Is there some lines missing? Do head cleaning procedure from peinter maintenance. Wait for 15 minutes. Check nozzle again. If there is just little missing lines, you can print with fine/photo quality fot better result.

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