Thus is only a cheap multifunction printer selling for £50. It's brand new. Normal images from the web print fine in color or B/W. However documents which are scanned for printing under its photocopy function come out blank for B/W and a very weak black for color. If I scan the documents separately, using Mac OS's excellent Image Capture (they appear very clear), and try to print, they come out a very faint black, as previously. Would this tend to indicate a fault in the printer's scanner function? Existing typed documents and web pages print out fine in color/BW. Thank you for any insights.