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Printing only blank pages

I have tried everything to get my printer to print. It has new ink cartridges. I've been through the cleaning process and absolutely nothing seems to help. Can you please help? Thanks

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Re: Printing only blank pages

You have to go to the printer settings start printer properies ink or color than change to color because you can set your printer to print color or just black does not matter if that one has color if the setting is for black it will print just black

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