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My office jet 8600 is printing faded text and colors to the point where it is unreadable
@Prodbyaglet, Welcome to HP Support Community!
Follow the steps below to isolate and resolve the issue-
Update the printer firmware
Download available firmware updates from the HP website
With the printer on and connected to the computer, go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads, and then identify your printer. Look for and install any available firmware updates. Refer to the document HP Printers - Updating or Upgrading Printer Firmware
Perform the steps from the document Fixing Poor Print Quality.
Hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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