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Extra Line when printing from a dos-based program

Ok, I know it's a little lame to still be using a Dos-Based program. But I'm using a Point of sale program at work that is dos-based, and as they sometimes say "If it ain't Broke don't fix it"... Anyway, When I print to THIS printer (Dell 3100cn), from this DOS-BASED program only, it prints an extra sheet of paper with the following ONE line of information on it: @PJL EOJ NAME="0357335335.. etc". I'm reasonably sure EOJ is end of job, but I would like it NOT to print this unessessary piece of information and quit wasting paper. Is there something I can do to shut this off?? (This line is not printed from ANY of our other printers)

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  • Singer163 Feb 26, 2008

    I did think of that, but have not yet find the fix, also I tried another dos-based program, and it does the same thing, but again NOT on any of our other printers. Oh, well....

  • Lyndhurst Bodden Jul 25, 2008

    I have the exact problem described. I have the same Dell printer and I experience the same issue when printing from a DOS program. The same error message appears on the extra page that is printed.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I have the same problem.

    To say "dos-based program" is true but the issue might be that we're sending PCL codes. The printer is supposed to be PCL. The HP printers work fine with the same codes.

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I don't think the paper size has anything to do with the EOJ separator message. it's simply an end of job message issued by the Printer Job Language

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Well..that EOJ line, is possibly farther down in the program settings, and is like a page break. the Dell is only doing what it's reading, so the answer is in the programming of the application. Perhaps you might query that company about how well that program interfaces with the Postscript quality printer you have?

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your printer paper size shorter than your PC dos-program print size setting, example: if use a letter size paper to print a A4 size file which should occur two paper go out..
so you need check your PC print setting or take a presetting paper size, make a size match between PC program and paper in printer .
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