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Its really not a problem as much as it is a question. I would like to know if I can switch the text color from black to another color to print documents? I am low on black and it is not printing clearly and I need it asap..before i can pick up another ink cartridge in black......Thank you

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Try changing the font color on you word processor software (Microsoft Word) from black to say red ! Select 'all the text', change the color and print it. Should work.

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