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Ink flow from Black cartridge is streaky and light.Have tried 2 new cartridges,same result. other colours seem to work.When other colours are used finished black has a red tinge. I have turned off printer,disconnected it from power source,removed all cartridges, re-connected power souce,re-installed existing cartidges. No change in poor black printing.

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Check if your running in a draft mode printing. if the problem is not solve please visit your nearest hp service center, thank you

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