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Printer ignores white space at beginning of document

I have a modified Epson r230 (see
If I print document form Publish, Word, Corel Draw, Photoshop, etc, which has white space at top of page, and image somewhere down page, the printer begins printing image around 2 inches below the top of the paper. No matter where the image is on the computer screen. For example, if I open a Word document, go down 4 inches and type a line with dashes across the page, the Preview Document shows it 4 inches down the page. But if I print it out, it prints 2 inches below the top of the paper. If I then delete that line, and move down to 9 inches down the page and make a line with the dashes, the Preview Document shows it 9 inches down the page, but when I print it out, it prints out EXACTLY the same place that the one printed that was 4 inches down the page...

No matter what I do on the document, the printer begins printing the firse character, or image--the first ink goes at the 2 inch place, then it continues as normal. It is as if it ignores any white space above where the first activity begins...

This printer printed normally up until a couple weeks ago. I didn't print anything on it for a couple weeks, and in the mean time, I did instal another printer, an Anajet fp-125 (a modified Epson Photo R1800)

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Note: Make sure you're using a Windows XP machine (it won't work with Vista or Mac)

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