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HP Photosmart c4480, prints black where gray shades exist

I have an HP Photosmart c4480 All in One Printer and whenever I try and print a document with gray colour filled boxes or say handouts.. it only prints black.

So it does not recognise the gray shades either as background colour or as fill colour in documents and prints them as black.

I have tried calibrating the printer using the standard troubleshooting software with HP, but it does not solve the problem. Also tried printing in fast draft and grayscale options but that does not help either.

Please help, as printing for me as a student is very important and every day is becomming a struggle.

Thanks

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Try cleaning the printhead your printer seem to have an image quality issue

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