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Originals are sharp & clear; copies are gray

Why are copies coming out gray-toned and less sharp than originals?

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There are 2 reason:
1) the toner you are using now may not compatible well with the orignal cartridge unit.
2) the cartridge unit near the life-cycle, cause too much toner carry on the paper through the image printing.
you may try to change the quality toner, or change new cartridge if it over life-cycle

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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Auto Gradation Adjustment
Auto Gradation Adjustment is a color calibration for the copier and printer. An Auto Gradation Adjustment compensates for differences between the actual and the expected toner densities for each color. An Auto Gradation Adjustment should be performed whenever there is a noticeable change in the appearance (quality) of the output, particularly changes in color
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Network Controller - 2 Compensates tones when printing with Network Controller screen type 2.

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