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C88 printing in grey instead of the color

When I try to print a color picture, it prints in gray and black. It was printing fine and then it decided to not print in color. Help!!

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In the Print dialog, go to 'Properties.' Screw around in there for a bit.

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How can I get my epsondx8450 printer to print my photos in the proper colours,not with a pink background?

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