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Trying to print dye sublimation and colours have just started coming out paler

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Hi, have you checked or changed the pint quality and paper type in printer propertys? have you changed paper brand or type? Are you printing now from other program ? I've this problem printing in Corel but not in Photoshop, I don't know why, its probably the color managment system (ICC)

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