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Print quality problems

Our printer has statred to print very poor quality . It prints 3 lines of text or so and then we can't read the next line as the print has only half formed. Any solutions welcomed.

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Re: Print quality problems

First off replace the ink cartridge.
then look into the menus of the printer and perform the head cleaning procedure.
Most of the time what you are describing is simply a cartridge out of ink and not showing empty

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SRibbon wont effect multi part forms, well it will only effect the top one. Most dot matrix printers also have a impression adjustment, sounds like you need to increase yours.. it brings the print head closer to the platen.

It could also be the paper, not having much carbon to print the next part.

I've also notice you ask a lot and suggest you may need more than simple one line free answers.

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