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PRINTER CUTS OFF RIGHT SIDE OF PAPER

PRINT PREVIEW SHOWS ENTIRE DOCUMENT - WHEN PRINTING, IT CUTS OFF A FEW LETTERS DOWN THE ENTIRE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAPER.

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  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    Printer will not print full page, cuts off right 2 inches if the document

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    the ribon cuts after few prints

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    When printing a document, the information (print) at bottom of page is cut off. All information is present when doing a print preview but will not print on paper. Have to change margins to obtain on print on page.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    When printing a document, the information at the bottom of the page is cut off when printing from the paper tray. Have to adjust margins to avoid cut off

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First, on your computer desktop. left click on START. Next, left click on CONTROL PANEL, and left click on PRINTERS. Find your printer on the PRINTERS window, and RIGHT CLICK on the icon. From the drop-down menu, left click on PRINTING PREFERENCES. Use the settings to set up the printer for the paper size and orientation you want to use.Click APPLY , then OK buttons to apply any changes you make. If that does not help,check the side paper guides in the paper source you are using. If they are not against the paper on both sides, the paper will not align properly with the image. Move the guides snug but not tight against the paper. If the guides are too tight, paper may not feed. If moving the guides does not solve the problem, try loosening the guides and reposition the paper until the image is properly aligned. Then see in your owners manual if there is an adjustment called SIDE-TO-SIDE REGISTRATION, and follow the proceedure to adjust the side-to side paper alignment.

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