Question about Printers & Copiers
The fusing unit uses heat and pressure to bond the toner to the paper. Normally poor fusing is evidenced by repeating images or by the print smearing when you rub your fingers across the paper. One fuser roller (the heat roller) is probably aluminum with a teflon coating and the other one (the presure roller) is a type of rubbery material and is often orange.
By your description you mentioned cartridges and that the printer is a full color printer. Is this a laser printer having toner cartridges and imaging units? I just want to make sure you do not have an inkjet printer as they do not use fusers.
The washed out prints you speak of sounds more like a transfer issue such as the transfer belt, transfer charge roller, etc...
Please tell me the brand and model of your printer and I will be more specific.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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