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I have just installed a new colour print cartridge and I am recieving a message on the colour graphics screen that the print cartridge alignment failed. I have the correct paper, I have removed the pink protective tape and I have reinserted the cartridge and tested it again but I am still getting the same message.Can you help?

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Print a alignment page from the printer.

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