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Printing weird characters

When we try to do a print, the first print comes out just fine, but with any subsequent pages, two additional characters (#!) appear on the page.

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Sounds like a driver issue. The computer expects the printer to interpret #! as part of the "next page" string. The printer doesn't interpret it that way, and prints it instead. You'll either need to change your printer's emulation mode (if it has that feature, some older dot matrix printers do), or get a new printer driver. I'm guessing the latter. You're probably using a driver that's for a slightly different model.

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