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Looks like too much ink

When I try to print a picture it comes out saturated with purple ink. Why is it doing this and is someway to fix it? I have already tried cleaning the heads and the nozzles.

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Try a different brand of photo paper, some of the papers will cause this. Especially the lower cost photo papers.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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