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Print Heads snagging paper

Brand new printer.

As the print head assembly passes back and forth printing, (looking at the front of the printer now) as the assembly passes from the left, to the right, it catches the paper ever so slightly on the left side, and leaves a black smudge.
This problem does not occur on the right side with the assembly traveling from right to left.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Well if u have a straight paper - it´s the printers fault

ask for a replacement from the place of purchase or from the manufacturer

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