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Dell 3100 printer ghosting

Since my printer was new, I can't print a page of labels without ghosting. I use Dell toner cartridges and have replaced the black, once. Is this a flaw in Dell lazer printers? Is there anything I can try?

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Re: Dell 3100 printer ghosting

Ghosting can be caused by two things. Either too much toner is being laid down which incurs a starvation of it. Or, the image is being repeated due to a problem with the drum. In your case, I want it to be the "too much toner" deal, because a drum replacement can definitely be more costly in comparison to a design change. Yet, if it is under warranty, the drum will be replaced at no cost.

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Final printing will be necessary to check for inconsistencies or success.

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