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3d effect I just replaced the cartage in my printer, normally I use the color one but the store was out, so i purchased a black one, now i'm having problems with it printing shading.

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Re: 3d effect

Shading with a black cartridge will be different than shading with a color cartridge. Replace the black cartridge with a color, and things should return to normal.

On the re-fill cartridge, replace it with a new OEM cartridge, and if that works, the refil is defective.

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