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Printing Problem When printing, if I select any other form of paper than "Plain Paper", e.g. "Photo Glossy Paper", the print (of a photo) comes out with a distinct Magenta overhue. The true colours are just visible under the Magenta. If I use "Plain Paper" the photo prints true to colour. I've tried this on 2 different computers with different printers (HP and Canon) and get the same results. The photos were tweaked a bit in Picassa/Elements on my Sony Viao. HELP! Please! John Pelham

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You may have a problem with your magenta color cartridge ????

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