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Typed characters are too light

How do I change the pressure on this typewriter so that the character wheel strikes harder against the ribbon to produce brighter text?

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Most Brother portables have a coded feature to change impression. Look for the word imp printed on one of the keytops, usually the I key<Hold down the code key and then depress the imp key to cjange the setting.

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