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Okidata ML320 feeding blank sheets

We have a Okidata ML320 used for printing continuous forms. We are using the rear feed, page length is 11". We have it hooked up as a parrallel printer. We are emulating a IBM. This printer is fairly new and has done this since day one. The printer feeds a blank sheet of paper between each page printed. Is there a fix for this?

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    Hi there,

    we've got okidata 395 and we also use the rear feed. The printer feeds a blank sheet of paper between each page printed...

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Which IBM driver are you using ? try using a IBM proprinter driver.
Hope this helps.
Dezzi

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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How to install paper in oki microline 320 turbo printer


Paper Loading

Rear Feed, Continuous Forms

Use the rear-feed path for printing on single-thickness,

continuous-form paper.

Use the single-sheet path (top feed) for graphics or charts.

! If you have paper in the paper path, be sure to remove it

before installing rear-feed paper.

1 Lock Lever

2 Upper Tractor Cover

3 Pins

4 Lower Tractor Cover

32T-26.eps

1 Move the paper lever to the position marked "REAR."

32T-11.eps
2 Grasp the tabs lift off the paper separator.

3 Pull up on the lock levers and open the tractor covers.

Then, move the right tractor to fit the width of the paper.

32T-27.eps

4 Place the first two holes in the paper over the tractor pins

on either side. Close the tractor covers.

32T-29.eps

5 Move the left tractor to align the edge of the paper with

the appropriate reference mark (1). Then, push back the

lock lever.

32T-29A.eps

6 Adjust the position of the right tractor to center the holes

in the paper on the pins. Then, push back the right lock

lever.

32T-29.eps

7 Install the paper separator. Place the wire guide (1) on the

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32T-31.eps

8 Press FF/LOAD. The paper feeds into the printer.

! The factory default setting for the Top of Form (where

the printing should begin) is one inch down from the top

of the page. To change the setting, see "Using Your
Printer, Top of Form (TOF)."

Top Feed (Single Sheets)

Use the single-sheet path for letterhead stationery, memos,

and individual envelopes.

! If you have continuous-form paper in the path, press

PARK to remove it before loading single sheets.

1 Make sure the printer is on and deselected (SEL light off).

2 Place the paper lever in the position marked "TOP."

32T-12.eps

3 Open the carriage cover. Raise the paper separator to the
single-sheet position.

4 Make sure the wire feed guide (1) is secured in the sheet

guide.

5 Adjust the paper feed guides (1) for the width of the paper.

Place a sheet of paper in the separator. The paper will feed

into the printer.

32T-15.eps


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy New Year!

Thanks, Joe

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Generally, there are printer set up programs that will let you chose to put a blank sheet or to not do that. If you have a disk or manual, look for the set up utility and go thru the tabs to find paper handling or something similar to that. There should be a check box you can clear to stop the blank page.

I hope that this information was helpful. Have a great day.

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On older printers, tractor feed edges separate from the page while printing. Sometimes this can be a fluke, but other times it may point to a mechanical problem. Try taking the paper out of the printer and hitting the form feed button a few times. Watch the printer’s tractor feeds to make sure they are moving and are in synch with each other. Some printers use belts to move the tractor feeds and, over time, these belts wear, break, become smooth and slip, or become misaligned.

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You can give this a try. This will alter the top of form setting.

http://www.profitmonster.com/printers/ml320tb.html

Let me know if this helps.

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It sounds like there is 12 inch form length (or may be A4) selected on the computer system. The data from the system will take precidence over the 11 form length set on the printer.
If using Windows, ensure the Printing Preferences in the pritner driver are set to 11 form, Also check Printer Properties for a paper size ensure this is set to 11 inch
On the 'System' check the paper size selected within the application (if available) Check this is set to 11 inch form length
Check document margins to ensure these are not reducing the 'printable area' on the page. If availabe to a Print Preview on system to see what the document looks like.

If your application outputs raw data to the printer, check the number of lines per page assming printing at 6 lines per inch you can fit 66 lines on an 11 form. Check no more than 66 lines are per page, it sounds like 72 might be being sent befor a Form Feed in the data. (there may be a 1 line top margin set on the printer)

Finaly check the top margin setting on the printer to ensure it is set to 0 so you have the full 66 lines available on a page on the printer I think you would be looking to set the FORM ADJUST to 0 to adjust the top margin

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