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When I'm printing the color comes out great but the black doesn't. The words have lines in them and it's not as dark as it could be. I just replaced all of my cartridges as well.

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Hi there,

  1. Are you using Genuine brother cartridges?
  2. Do you have the printer settings set up to be as economical or "draft" as possible? That could be the reason for the poor quality.
  3. Was your printer a low-end cost device? (less than 160USD or 100GBP?)
If the answer to any of these things is yes, then you've found your problem!
Good luck, John

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