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Printer sends out extra page everytime I print

If I have a 5 page document to print, the printer feeds out a blank piece of paper then prints page 1 of document then sends out another blank page and then prints page 2 and so on.

This happens everytime I print.

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  • caylinandgar Jan 27, 2009

    I've already checked the separator page but not the paper size settings in the software. How do I do that?

    Thanks

  • rh0041 May 11, 2009

    I get one extra page everytime I print. I get extra blank sheet.

    What up?

    Can I adjust page layout ?

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Either your paper size settings need to be adjusted in the software, or your setup has included a seperator page.

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