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I have been advised to not print on the back side of paper that has been printed. It is "not good" for the Printer. Is this true?

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  • alwrth Jul 15, 2009

    If this is true, does it apply to printers designed to do duplex printing?
    If the first printing has been done days ago, can the ink still damage the printer's ink heads?

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It is true, the ink of the previous print CAN damage the printer's ink heads.

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