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Printing not dark and bold.

How do I get darker and bolder printing? I tried changing the Printing Preferences to HQ 1200 DPI from 600 DPI but did not notice any difference.
I just bought a refurbished model from Staples.

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Well, I can tell you that on Microsoft's Notepad application, I changed the default font to Courier >Bold< and that seemed to help the problem for that application. Font looks like a normal font when printed on the DCP-7020 now. However this is, admittedly, a very limited solution, sort of last-ditch workaround. Haven't noticed the problem particularly with web pages. You might also try looking at the "Text" option. That helps sometimes..

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