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IP4000 Color Printing Problem

I need to print some old black and white photos. During the printing, I got a message to replace the yellow cartridge. I did that, and now the prints look almost orange. No other cartridges have been replaced. Any ideas?

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If you have a monochrome option, I would use that.
I'm guessing that your old black and white photo's (which I'm thinking you scanned in may have a sepia tinge which the printer is emphasizing, and if you only want black/white prints, no need to print with colour.

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