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I the printer is not printing the top of letters instead it is dragging that ink across the paper

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Look at the print head for jewel failure. AFTERMARKET ribbons lack requried lubrication for this style of printer. If you see wear, replace the head. There are remanufactured heads available that have a lubrication wick installed that helps this issue.

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