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Print quality issues

Prints having missing sections and blank white spots. what could it be? thanks.

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Re: print quality issues

Hi slytek the usual problem is damp paper do a copy and put the same sheet back through if the problem has gone then your paper is damp hope this helps regards Dr Bob1(uk)

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