A Very light Grey shade/Ghost like residue on glossy paper but not reg paper
I have a Xeroxx 2135 and Lexark c534
Ive been thru the whole freaking manual and tried different gloss paper.
Whenever I print a color sheet with white areas - the white areas have like a very lite grey cloudy tone to them. but when i print on reg paper it doesnt happen. I tried numerous glossy paper and even the manufacturer type and it does that - i would go to kinkos print that same piece and it would be fine - id take the exact paper from kinkos and print on my printer and get the grey tone.
I called the manufacture and they said it need to be serviced - but i get no error message and the supplies are all 70% + - plus the warranty ended :(
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Have a look at the link below. When ghosting occurs it's usually because the last image printed has not been cleaned away properly. However, on this machine the image is put directly onto the paper rather then an image transport. Have a look at the link below and then remove all the parts and clean away any loose toner and check the paper transport under the toner and image cartridges, remove it and make sure it's clean. Also ghosting can happen because of a timing issue on the machine, power down for 1 minute and reboot just to be sure. Good luck!
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I have looked and this problem confused me to no end.
I started searching through engineering notes from Xerox and found this line which I am copying and pasting.
This is not my opinion I can send you the entire report if you wish.
But sadly here is the answer.
Although supported, glossy paper will exhibit background toner and is a limitation of the printer technology.
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Is the paper a shade of grey with no image? or is there an image with a grey background? If there is a image with a grey background you should try a new toner module. If that doesn't resolve the issue, clean the xerographic drum, make 10 blank copies, if the cleaning doesn't resolve the issue than install a new xerographic module.
The best test to find the defective component is a "half-test." You interrupt the print job by opening a cover. See if the drum/ toner has produced the defect already, or if the defect is created at the end of the print process.
The most likely suspect would be the fuser producing ghost images every 3 inches in a repeating defect that fades out.
Make sure that you are not using thick or glossy paper on the wrong setting. The toner won't bond if the settings are too cold.
The Brother part number for the fuser is LM6313001K for the white connector. If you have the grey connector it will cost slightly more. They are not compatible, so be sure to match the connector when ordering. Whit Item, Inc,
If the ghost is black then you might have a bad Black Developer 116-2011-00
If the ghost is in all colors then it may be your fuser, or possibly just your paper settings. (If you are using glossy paper or card stock this needs to be fed from the MPT tray and defined correctly in the control panel)
this sounds like a bad black ink cart, or the fuser rolls built into the printer are dirty.
you can swap out a black cart to test that theory, you can also just print a single blank page (no text or graphics) onto a piece of glossy paper and see if there is anything there after its gone thru the printer.
if the piece of paper has stuff on it it had to come from the rollers inside the printer.
service required,unless your comfortable changing out parts in your printer.
Thats because it's using the other colours to mix what it thinks to be shades of grey.
Due to the black ink being pigment based and the colours inks dye base, when printing onto glossy paper the machine will use the colour dye based inks to make up black. If you were to print on plain paper, set to greyscale, then the machine will just use the black as the pigment ink sits onto of the plain paper and will not run should the paper get wet. With glossy paper the ink has to be absorbed into the paper ad the Black pigment ink will not do this so the machine will use the coloured inks. Sucks but true.
We are looking at inherent limitations of the copier. The reason the paper appears "glossy" is that it is coated with a type of plastic that does not like going Thru whats called the fuser. This fuser does what its name implies as it "fuses" the toner to the paper by way of extreme heat and pressure. Thru decades of trial and error copier manufactures have found a way to make carbon black and plastique( like the EURO NAME?) along with other confidential compounds into a mixture (called toner) that can survive the extreme heat (370' F and above) and pressure (the sky is the limit here) bond to the paper and successfully exit. However, the nifty glossy paper was designed for an inkjet printer which uses sprayed ink and neither heat or pressure. My final most helpful statement would be that glossy paper was never designed for a copier. And I can promise you that at some point the glossy paper will cause a paper jam in the fusing area that will be very expensive . Since the "gloss " is merely a plastic shine that was never meant to be "re-melted" by the rubber coated rollers......... need I say more. One day you will have a paper jam from hell that will destroy the fuser. I wish I had better news but if you think about it I just saved you a service call, and a significant bill. You are are the working guys/ gals like me that I like to help before you get screwed. Take care.
Inspect imaging drums for any signs of leakage or excess toner that could be falling onto the print as it travels though the printer. Any leaking imaging drums should be replaced.
Verify environmental conditions. See article Dealing with humidity, humidifiers. If the environmental conditions are not within the specified range, the printer should be moved before trying to troubleshoot the cause to the background toner.
Determine if any of the imaging drums were exposed to light for an extended period of time (more than 10 minutes). If so, then Replace the imaging drum. (Xerox is not responsible for any imaging drums that have been damaged by over exposure to light.)
Additional Recommendations: Background toner may increase, if printing occurs at temperatures towards the higher end of the specified operating temperature range. For this reason, it is recommended that the printer be moved to another area if at all possible.
In addition, very smooth media types such as glossy; allow toner to more easily scatter about the page prior to becoming fused. Try using a less smooth media if at all possible.
For troubleshooting "ghost printing" use "LaserJet 2200 repetitive defect ruler". Measure the distance of 'ghost' figure from the 'original' Try this link: http://www.printertechs.com/tech/repdef/ruler2200.php