Deskjet3050: Cartridge clean

I striated text and colors missing when I try ro print a document. I tested the level of ink - they are beautiful - and three times tried to clean the cartridges with the HP System.  Whenever I got to level three, and there has been no improvement. The printer has not been used for some time.

I am at a loss what to try next. Grateful for the advice.



I understand the print quality is ridged please follow the document below and if these steps did not resolve, try replacing the cartridge.

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