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Color ink not printing

I have a HP Deskjet F4480 printer. When color printing, colors were fading, etc. I changed the printer cartridge and it is actually worse now. The test paper indicates that no "red" colors are coming through. I cleaned the heads without any change. Could it have to do with the fact that I am using a recycled ink cartridge?

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Re: Color ink not printing

The troubleshooting steps in the document here may help resolve color not printing properly on your Deskjet F4480 printer.  If the troubleshooting steps do not resolve the issue I would suggest contacting your supplier for a replacement or a refund.


The quality of third party refill/reman cartridges varies greatly but is generally poor.  See the document here for a study of cartridge quality.


Bob Headrick,  HP Expert

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