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Color is all wrong regardless of cartridge or cleaning.

Deep cleaning and cartridge changes have no effect on color. Pink tint, faded colors, missing colors.

Solution suggested but he was a MAC user and I can't find same on PC. Suggested I change the printer driver default to color matching from vendor default but I can't find this.

Please help.

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Re: color is all wrong regardless of cartridge or...

Change the cartridges. Very very common problem with 4200's cartridges. From my own experience this is the only solution.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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