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Brother DCP-135C Print Quality Settings Not Working Correctly

I have just purchased a brand new DCP-135C but everytime I try to print on a quality setting lower than normal, such as fast or fast normal, instead of printing at a lesser quality, it makes the document much smaller. The lower the setting, the smaller the print.
I have tried changing many settings to resolved this no luck. I have tried fitting and shrinking to the pages as I thought that was the problem but no luck.
Please can anyone help me here asap. I wanted to get a few things printed tonight for university but I don't want to waste precious ink on documents that need not be high quality.

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Have you uninstalled the driver, and reinstalled it?

Are you running Windows Vista? If so, have you downloaded the latest software from Brother's website? www.brother.com

It sounds like the driver is confusing the settings internally, which leads me to think that it is either corrupt or not compatible with your operating system.

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The Yellow ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
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