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My HP Deskjet F 4480 has started printing with a shadow gray image slightly below the normal print

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Sounds like the alignment is off. try alignment adjustment from the utilities options

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Your problem could be because of bad alignment. That means paper alignment and printer alignment don't match. There will be instructions in,your manual to properply align your printer. 
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Click on the "Color" tab. There should be an option to print in color or grayscale. Select "Color".

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HP Deskjet 450 and HP Color Inkjet cp1160 and cp1700 Series Printers - How to Print with Black Ink Only Follow the instructions below to print with black ink only.
NOTE: HP Deskjet printers use all the primary colors, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, to create shades of gray when Print in Grayscale is selected in the printer driver and the Black only option is not available or not selected.
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  2. Right-click the printer icon and in Windows 95/98/Me, select Properties . In Windows NT 4.0, select Document Defaults . In Windows 2000/XP, select Printing Preferences .
  3. Select the Color tab.
  4. Select Print in Grayscale .
  5. Select Black only .
    NOTE: If the Black only option is not available, download the latest printer driver from the HP Web site. Click here to go to the HP Support and Drivers page.
  6. Click OK to save the changes and close the window.
  7. Print the desired document or graphic.

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