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Bad print quality

After changing a black ink cartridge on this printer (has been changed before with no problems) the printing has gone up the left - seems to be either only printing top/bottom half of each line of text or both with a gap between them. I have tried realigning print heads, head cleaning and nozzle check but to no avail......can anyone help please?!

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What you need to do is run your disk and it will print off a paper that you put in your scanner and it sets the alignment. Will you please send me a copy of your disk as that is what i need. matt.griffin80@o2.co.uk

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