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Poor photo printing quality with new color cartridge

I installed a new color cartridge to print photos mid project - the photos from the new cartridge are printing poorly; there are visible vertical lines in the pictures and the color quality is poor. It is the same photo paper, I did align the new cartridge, I reinstalled the cartridge several times and I shook it. Any other ideas?

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Shaking these cartridges does nothing except give you a little exercise. If this is a brand new HP cartridge you are having problems with I would return it to the store you purchased it from. HP brand cartridges should not give you these problems right out of the box. The print defects you are seeing are due to a dried up or clogged print head. If you like you can try hydrating the print head on a water soaked paper towel until the ink starts flowing, but there's a risk you will cross contaminate the colors.

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