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I have installed a new black and colour ink cartridge but it is only printing in black and blue- why is this?

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Your printer head might be blook. For the reason all the colour of ink does not come out through the printer head nozzels. In this condition you should try to come out ink through ink nozzels. procedure
1. print a nozzel cheak. and see what colour does'nt come out.
2. Now open photoshop and take a a4 page and fill it with six colour and print it 5/6 time in a photo paper. If print does not improve call me again. I will give you second tecnique.
Thank you.

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