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Black does not print well

After cleaning and replacing ink the black does not seem to be print well. The color is very green throughout the document (a fyer) I have tried on photo and best but still the same result. HELP!! Thank you for any suggestions

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Try priting a test page to identify the color in questions.

http://www2.clicshop.com/Stores/metawatch2/Files/metawatchprintertestpage.pdf

Chances are you are running out of another color...

In reality the printers actually use other colors to print black, besides the black ink. (I.E. if its a picture etc...)

A greenish hue normally means your Magenta is running low.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMYK_color_model

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