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Black lines on photo

There are black lines across photos, even after replacing both ink cartridges. At first, faint, but now dark. Help1

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Are the lines always in the same places? If they are, then I would try using different photo paper. Humidity plays a big factor when printing with any kind of paper and buying new paper would be a good start. Make sure that the paper is made for your printer specifically. You might also try printing on plain paper to see if you get the same results.

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