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I have just installed a new colour and a new black ink cartridge but it will only print in black and white and not colour. Why??

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Check your settings under the Printer settings... you might have changed it to BLACK & WHITE only.

Make sure that you have the global settings set so that by default the printer uses BEST Quality depending on model.

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