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Scan views fine; prints fuzzy

Scanning any document.
Latest scan - legal size, B&W, 300dpi, a survey so lines and text.
Views fine on monitor, prints out fuzzy, non legible.
Have tried printing on 2 different printers, same result.

Text and lines, look like they have grey/black shading behind them making them fuzzy and unreadable.

Looked at scanned documents from several months ago same problem.

So can this fuzzy print problem be fixed and how do I fix the older scanned documents?

Thank You!

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Try to change the dpi to the maximum, maybe 600 dpi. This will make the picture more defined.

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