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Printer that rapidly produces high quality text and graphics on plain paper using a xerographic printing process similar to that of photocopiers

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Lexmark cx317dn - unwanted artifacts on page

I have a Lexmark cx317dn and apart from the cost of consumables it is an excellent printer. Lately however I've been seeing these unwanted artifacts on pages. Can anyone help me troubleshoot and fix ...
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Why do all colors go down at the same speed with laser printer?

I have this suspicious output from my printer (HP M252d) I remember printing one large document that had many pages with a layout full of green. I understand that this is not a spot color and that ...
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I have a Kyocera ECOSYS printer displaying error C7403. How do I fix the machine?

I have a Kyocera ECOSYS M6026cdn printer displaying the error: Machine failure. Call service. C7403 Studying the error it related to the Magenta developer being incorrect/incompatible. I assume ...
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Laser printer: What can be the cause of thin printing on one edge of the paper when it's not the cartridge that is bad?

My laser printer has started to print thinly on one of the long edges of the paper. I thought it was toner problem, but after changing to another full cartridge (that has been shaken and turned) the ...
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What function does the chip on the HP Laserjet 1320 toner cartridge have?

On the HP Laserjet 1200 cartridge and on many other toner cartridges for laser printers there's a small chip with two contact plates for contact with the printer. The chip doesn't seem to be connected ...
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Large blue smudges when printing in color, no smudges in black

I refilled the toner in my Samsung CLP-365 today. When I print in black only there is no problem. When I print a page where anything is in color, huge smudges appear, always blue. Could this be that I ...
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How can I deduce if my printer can quickly print at higher resolutions as advertised?

I don't understand this answer...too much tech lingo! If I understand correctly, Damon means that a printer can fail to have enough RAM to print at higher resolutions? How can I deduce if this printer ...
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Samsung CLX-3170 prints faded pages and horizontal lines

I've got an old Samsung CLX-3170 printer and it's acting up. The first page is usually decent, but the contents of page 1 will transfer to the second page in light grey (faded). It also prints ...
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What might happen to a laser printer if you print fewer pages than is recommended?

I have a Canon MF644Cdw all-in-one laser printer. According to the specifications, it has a "Recommended Monthly Page Volume" of 150-2500 pages. I can understand why an inkjet printer might ...
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My HP laserjet printer keeps having problems

I have an HP Laserjet P1102 printer. Recently whenever I connect it to my laptop although it gets connected, but it won't print. I came up with a solution for this which works, but it rather hides the ...
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Can I use a USB 2.0 female to RJ45 cable to print docs sent to my router connected printer?

Can I use a USB 2.0 female to RJ45 cable to print docs sent to my router connected printer (USB only). A device like this one? Why do people use a print server if it can work like this?
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Connect HP Printer to Computer while computer works over wifi internet

I am using my system over wifi internet and i want to connect my HP Printer Laser Jet CP 2025 with my system how can i do this?
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Laser Printer leaving vertical streaks down sides of pages

I have an old Dell 1720 laser printer that is leaving a dark, blurry streak down the left side of the page. I pulled the drum/toner out and found there is a matching streak of toner on the imaging ...
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Is some amount of color banding expected on LED printers?

I just got a new Brother MFC-L3770CDW laser/LED printer and have noticed slight "banding" in large filled areas, where there are horizontal bands (in portrait orientation) across the page in ...
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Do modern printers store any personal information that should be removed before selling/giving away

Particularly laser printers, do they store any information that should be wiped before selling or giving the printer away? It's network connected, so I'll have to reset that kind of thing, but I'm ...
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Dell laser printer printing washed out colours that rub off the page

I have a Dell c1760nw that I've been successfully using with compatible cartridges most of it's service life, but I'm an occasional printer and over the last few years I've noticed the pages are ...
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Laser printer - blurred / fringed edges (Kyocera EP C170n)

I'm trying to restore print quality on my Kyocera EP C170n but am having no luck. The problem is that any hard edge is blurred / fringed with a fuzzy gray outline. This is particularly noticeable on ...
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CMYK printing: each color at 100% fill on color laser printer

I want to buy a color laser printer. One of the main purposes will be printing on transparent films and I need as more as possible opaque printing. So I need to reach 100% fill for each color at one ...
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HP Designjet 500PS admin password reset

I have a Plotter HP Designjet 500PS. Recently I have changed the admin password but I forgot it. Is there any way to reset it?
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Xerox WorkCentre 6015NI - Stuck on 092-651 Code: 2880000

Although not completely honestly advertised as a Linux compatible printer my nice Xerox WorkCentre 6015NI printer stopped working. The misery started when the printer's black toner needed replacement,...
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Network Sharing issues in windows server 2012

I am an IT Administrator in a Government Office and the office has one Dell PowerEdge T310 Workstation with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on it. It's the Domain Controller for the office with File ...
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Samsung CLP-310N printing horizontal lines and ink trail smear on laser printer

I recently pulled out an old Samsung laser printer, model CLP-310N It seems to work fine for the most part, except on every single page, it leaves horizontal lines and a toner smudge. It even happens ...
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Does shaking a laser toner cartridge yield more toner?

My grandparents' Brother HL-3170CDW always underestimates the amount of toner remaining; they always manually override the “Toner Empty” message, and reset the toner cartridges to printer another 100-...
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Brother DCP-1510: How to reset toner cartridge

My printer (Type: Brother DCP-1510) reports that the toner is empty and refuses to print. However, the last pages printed were perfect. How can I convince it that everything's all right?
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Printed lines are not parallel to the paper's edge Canon i-SENSYS MF635Cx (laser printer)

I have this new laser printer. Of course I have an issue from the start. The lines are not parallel to the edges, more than 1mm difference from top to bottom. Any ideas?
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If my printer can print at 1200 x 4800 dpi, what resolution do I save my tiff at for max printed resolution?

I have a color laser printer with max resolution specified to be 1200 x 4800 dpi, which is vertical by horizontal resolution based on this answer. I want to print an image at the highest possible ...
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HP Color LaserJet 3700DN prints with black streaks

An HP Color LaserJet 3700DN prints with black interrupted streaks as shown below. I followed steps to self clean without any improvement. UPDATE The page is in landscape, so the line appear ...
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Win10 won't detect HP Laserjet by IP addr

I have an HP LaserJet 400 series printer installed on 192.168.1.25. Wired PCs on the subnet can print to this printer just fine. However, my wireless subnet is 192.168.20.0/24; Win10 PCs on 192.168....
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How to scan a physical document and store it as PDF

I want to scan an old receipt/letter etc. from my desk in paper form and save it to PDF. How do I do that? NOTE: I'm using HP Color LaserJet cp3525 printer
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How to lower the heater temperature on Kyocera ECOSYS printer?

We have a bunch of Kyocera ECOSYS printers (mostly P2040dn). One of the printers started to smear the pages black after working a while with a refilled toner. We contacted the company that sold the ...
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Dell 2665 colored vertical streaks

Our Dell 2665 printer is printing colored vertical streaks. If a multi-page document is printed, they are worst on the first page and light to nonexistant on later pages. They appear on every print ...
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Can Regulus Signolit self-adhesive films be used with a HP CP5225?

Some days ago I had luck and was able to buy a used HP CP5225dn for an unbelievable price. Actually, I didn't need an A3 color laser printer urgently, but I couldn't resist given the price and the ...
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Laser Printer producing streaky ink prints

I recently got a Samsung C430W Laser printer with some empty colour toner cartridges (which I refilled myself) and a new third party blank toner cartridge. However, when I print there are streaky ...
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Toner cartridges in or out when the machine is turned off for 6 months

I have a Brother Laser MFC-9130 printer. It will be turned off and unused for six months. In order to maintain operability of the printer and the toner cartridges for this extended period of non-...
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HP Printer driver installation

Im trying to install a HP LaserJet 100 colorMFP M175a in a Windows 7 x64 notebook thru USB. Im doing the following steps: Start the HP printer installation software, basic version Wait until it ...
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HP LaserJet 1320 - all pages blank

HP LaserJet 1320 abruptly stopped printing anything–all pages come out blank. The toner cartridge was replaced about three weeks ago. There was never any fading or streaking of toner; it went ...
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OKI C911 thinks SRA3 is Tabloid Extra

I'm printing onto SRA3 on my C911, and it thinks it's Tabloid Extra. The size of SRA3 (450 x 320mm) is quite different to the size of Tabloid Extra (12" x 18"). So when I put in SRA3 paper, and tell ...
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Xerox Phaser 6500DN printer: How to trick toner level

I have an Xerox Phaser 6500DN printer that is telling me it has "low black toner". But I know there is still sufficient toner in it, and I would like to trick it into thinking that there is still a ...
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Laser printer may not work over 10,000 foot altitude?

In the specifications of my HP Laserjet M553 it says that it is limited to altitudes under 3000 meters (10,000 feet). Why would a laser printer not work at altitudes over 10,000 feet?
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Do HP PageWide printers suffer from clogging and overuse of ink cleaning the printhead?

I am researching multifunction printers and will buy one in the next 30 days for my home office. I have evaded inkjets in the past because I have horrible experiences with some home inkjets I had 10 ...
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Fixing odd printing on a Dell Laser Printer?

Not sure if this is a good place to ask this or not, but it's probably worth a try. I've got a Dell C1765NF colour laser printer, currently using non Dell toner cartridges. The printer had been ...
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Laser printer Samsung Xpress M2070W makes smugde on top of paper

I have Samsung Xpress M2070W for almost a year, toner cartridge was changed only once. Recently it has started making smugde on top of a printed paper (see picture) and small smudges (fat lines) over ...
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How do I clean the PCR of a Canon NX print engine?

I recently bought a "new" Canon NX print engine (AKA "toner cartridge"). This is a classic print engine used in many laser printers in the 1990s. The engine is new in the sense that it was sealed and ...
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Spilled oil on printer, now printer doesn't print on one side of page

I have my printer next to my desk, and oftentimes eat at my desk. I had a bottle of oil on my desk and accidentally knocked it over and it spilled on my printer which was beside my desk. Now, when I ...
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Synology DS415+ setup USB Printer

I have a HP LaserJet P1102, I am trying to install it connected via USB cable to my NAS, I can not find my P1102 in my Mac, instead it was showing "usbprinter1@diskstation". If this printer is ...
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How do you auto-duplex on HP m277dw printer with Windows 10?

Various forums suggest setting the Duplex Unit to Installed on the Device Settings dialog to get the HP m277dw printer to print double sided. I have done this and it works if I manually flip the pages:...
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Why my Panasonic KX-MB2030 starts printing blank pages?

My Panasonic laser printer starts printing blank pages. Same issue after I replaced drum and toner. What could it be?
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What would be causing white streaking issue when printing?

I'm sorry if this has been posted before. I tried searching here and on Google, but couldn't figure out what I should even be searching for. I'm attaching a photo to illustrate what is happening when ...
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Laser printer 'bends' paper

My Brother 1210w 'bends' the paper that comes from it. It seems to deform the paper due to heat: printing more pages yields higher deformation. Is this a common issue? Did I get the wrong printer? Is ...
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Printing on two different printers at different times windows 7 firefox

Ok, I am a greeting card maker, and this is what I'm trying to do: I have two printers. One is an ink-jet (color, of course). One is a laser jet that only prints in black. I need to be able to ...
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