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Ghost image when printing in colour.

The black outline is supposed to be around the red. The printer does this with any images that are printed in full colour. How can I fix the alignment so that my black and colour are printing together as they should?

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Re: Ghost image when printing in colour.

There must be a calibration option in the printer's menus, dig around, might be in a maintenance or service menu. Could also be found in a program on your computer sometimes.

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