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Specific PDF Document/Specific Print Area Black Toner Not Fusing And Flakes Off

Mac OS X 10.4.11/Adobe Acrobat or Preview/Xerox Phaser 7300
I have a client that has a multipage PDF document that has problems printing a specific page where by on the physical printed document this page has certain areas where black toner is thickly applied and is not fusing correctly and flakes off rather than brushes off. The most notable area of the document is a area of white text within a solid black box. The toner within the black box is flaking off and the white text is embossed to touch. The original document was designed in Adobe InDesign CS2 Mac and the document I am having the problem with is a PDF generated from the original InDesign document. I have tried printing the document another Mac and also updated the original Mac with the latest driver/PPD's and ColorSync profiles. I have converted the PDF into a Jpeg using Photoshop and when this is printed the physical printout is fine and does not display any flaking toner or text embossing. The Jpeg conversion is not a suitable work-around as type does not look as crisp. The problem appears to be specific to this document, all other documents print fine, and this does not lead me to believe there is a physical problem with the actual Phaser 7300. Can anyone suggest anything?

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  • Anton Marcelline Feb 03, 2008

    BELOW IS A SNIPPET OF TEXT FROM THE ORIGINAL PDF DOCUMENT.








    BELOW IS A CAMERA PHONE IMAGE OF THE PHYSICAL PRINTED TEXT. ALL OF THE WHITE AREA BEHIND THE TEXT OUTLINES IS WHERE THE TONER FLAKED OFF. THE TEXT OUTLINES FEEL EMBOSSED TO TOUCH.








    ANY IDEAS?

  • Anton Marcelline Feb 04, 2008

    I see exactly where you are coming from but I still do not think it is a problem with the fuser. You can print any other document and it is fine. I can generate a black box with white text in InDesign, print it from InDesign or pdf it and print that and it prints fine. The problem is with one page within a specific multipage pdf document. I think it may be a colour registration problem. It could be that it is using all 4 colours to achieve black. - Link: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys....

  • Anton Marcelline Feb 04, 2008

    for some reason that previous link was incomplete. i'll try again :(



    Link: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys....

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Without a doubt you have a problem with the fuser.
What that is caused from is buildup over time of ink on the heat roller. The teflon coating wears some and the ink sticks to the aluminum instead of pealing off onto the paper.
You then do not get enough heat or perssure to "fuse" the image into the paper.
Replacine the fuser will correct the problem.

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