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Printed an alingment test and a copy keeps on printing before I print off any work that I am trying to print

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First, try shutting down your computer and restarting. This should clear the print queue, which might have become "confused". You can also turn off the printer to eliminate any stray print job that might be remaining in it's memory.

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