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Printer not working

My deskjet 5550 has the light blinking that "looks" like a drop of ink. does this indicate out of ink? i was able to print one page prior to this light and it wasn't faded at all.

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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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