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Ink not sticking into the paper

When the printer puts out paper, the ink peels off the paper (powder just smears off the page) on regular setting mode using 24# text weight stock. If you print on "heavyweight" mode, then it's fine, but the machine only runs half the speed on that mode. We have replaced just about every roller in the fuser area and made sure the fuser is not low.
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    black ink drooling, including when specifying print on coated paper

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Try nip adjustment

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