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Horizontal bands when printing in black and white Blue comes out red when printing in colour

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There should be an option to align the cartridges (it will automatically print a test page, which you then place in the scanner and follow its instructions). Also check your connections--a bad communication between the computer and printer could conceivably make it do some wonky things like that.

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