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Dell Color Laser 3110cn PCL6 Printing Color on Gloss

I enjoy my laser printer but everytime I Glossy Paper for brochures the color bleads in one corner or across the bottom. I can't find any remedies for this bleading. If I use just regular paper, it prints find except on the glossy white. Does anyone have an idea whats going on? If you had the same problem or you got a solution to the problem, please email me at .

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  • ljmoore Mar 28, 2009

    I have the same type problem with my Dell 3110cn. It only print good on plain paper. Any type of coated paper it looks like the toner has been burned off the paper. And checking the fuser, it has toner stuck to parts in it. It used to print good until I made a mistake and put glossy ink jet paper in it and the problems began. I suspect the fuser is the source of the problem so I'm going to try replacing it.



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