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Problems with Color printing

All of a sudden I am having problems printing color pictures or text. On the text every other line prints correctly, the other lines look as if the ink has run out. Test pages print perfectly. This happens on word documents as well as pictures. I have used the cleaning program several times which doesn't seem to help. The test pages look good but all other documents are poor.

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Re: Problems with Color printing

Click Start - All programs - HP - HP Solution center.

Click Settings - Print settings - Printer settings

Click on the Features tab. Set the print quality to best. Click on the Colors tab. Under color management - Enable the option Managed by Application. Click OK . close solution center. Try to print.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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