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Black Ink I recently replaced my black ink (epson brand).  My black now prints as if it were set to 50% opacity.  It is not printing as it did before.  I did a nozzle check, head cleaning & print head alignment, all twice.  Still printing very faded.  Please help.

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Check in the printer utilities and make sure that it is not set to "draft" mode. Also may want to clean the area in the printer where the business end of the ink cartridge rests. Using the "head cleaning" feature doesn't always work completely. Go to your local pharmacy and ask the druggist for Lab Swabs. They are longer than a Q-Tip and only have cotton at one end. You will need the extra length to reach where you need to clean. Use isopropyl alcohol and gently rub the effected area. See if this helps. also may want to try uninstalling the printer drivers completely and reinstalling them. This works in a lot of cases. There are more problems with printers than any other component in a computer system.

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