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Print only 50% of one complete picture

this is arash.i have a very bad problem with samsung spp-2040 printer
when i try to print one picture after completing the operation of printing i face that only right side of pic is apear and left side is disapear.
please help me

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If this is actually a printer issue I suspect it's a memory problem. There should be a setting to print data "raw" without caching, or "as you go"...I can't remember the exact wording. Either way, if your not buffering the jobs and the problem is memory, that should slow it down but will fix it. If it doesn't, I would suggest you look at what your trying to print, because it is most likely related to what your printing and not how. Like the previous job not sending a carriage return, indicating a form feed, or some other oddity.

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