Series HP Photosmart C309a

I bought this printer, HP Photosmart C309a series, in February 2010 and is just beginning to have some problems with printing photos on photo paper. When I print on paper, the photo is clear and the colors are good. When I print on photo paper, the colors are all washed out similar to look at a negative.

Has anyone ever experienced such a problem and if so, is there a solution before you go out and buy a new printer.



What type of program you are using to print?

What setting when you try to print?  A screen shot would help me.

Please get back to me and I'll continue to help you.

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