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Microline 320 Turbo Print Quality Settings

The print quality is set to UTL and as soon as it starts printing it jumps to NLQ? Any ideas. Can't seem to keep it set.

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  • Ricco46 Jun 19, 2009

    I tried what you suggested but it still keeps switching over when it starts printing. Thanks anyway.

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You need to set it in Menu Mode -

Press MODE - the SEL light will go out. The menu light goes on. Press Group and the first line of the menu prints.

Gropu of related items keep pressing group until you see the print mode menu printed - once on the line press SET - keep until the printer prints the setting you want.

After you are finished press MODE to save the changes

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pitch are overridden by software commands.
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