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Will not print white on black

My SATO will print everything fine except white fonts over a black background. I've tried inverse cell on Excel, and I've tried to use a white font over a black fill-and yet the sato always prints a solid black box. Help!

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Re: Will not print white on black

Hi you need to change the font colour of your priter == for this you can go to the properties of the printer and change the colour = this may help you = Good Luck

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