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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

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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.


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