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Im trying to print a letter and the its text is faded every other line. i have run a calibration and done several head cleanings and also replaced the ink (which was full). Any ideas? Nothing seems to be working

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Since you already the correct troubleshooting try to update the latest firmware of yur printer at Make sure if you download the firmware printer must connected to computer nad printer must turn On. You can also call kodak for a printhead replacement toll free 1 800 421 6699 EXt 05

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