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Shades of gray printing as brown

When I am printing shades of black/gray, the result starts black and ends white, but goes through shades of brown. As a result, printing in normal colors tends to be a bit on the pale side.

The black cartridge is new and appears to be working properly.

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Re: Shades of gray printing as brown

Does the black do a complete nozzle test print.if not clean several times and try nozzle test again

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