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Replaced a hp 8150 with a ricoh 8200. When

Replaced a hp 8150 with a ricoh 8200. When duplexing, ricoh starts on back side of paper rather than front. So when using 3 hole punch paper, punched side on a duplexed page is opposite side of a nonduplexed page.

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2010

    If I turned the paper stack over, the pages that do not duplex would still be opposite of the duplex pages

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2010

    I will see if I can get those print files for you. It is a laser printer using postscript. We are actually printing statements for customers in segments. Within the segment there will be some statements that are not large enough to be duplexed and they are correct. The statements that do need to be duplexed are the ones that are incorrect. Specifically the pages that are duplexed.



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That is the way duplexing works. Both sides of the page are read into memory and then the second page prints followed by the first page after the paper turns around.

Turn you paper stack over so the the 2nd. page prints correctly on the page and the first page should be fine. If it does not, please let me know and we can take some steps to look at the data going to the printer.


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    Don Farrell Mar 10, 2010

    I'm sorry, I thought you were only doing duplexed jobs. My error.

    Okay, let's start again. When running single-sided print jobs, the image is correctly placed on the page, correct? It's only when you switch to duplex mode, that you get the failure, correct?

    Is this printer a laser printer using either a PostScript emulation or one of the several PCL emulators? If it is an inkjet, I will tell you up front that I cannot bust into the datastream and figure out the bit patterns.

    Can you please capture a Print-to-File of a failing print job and a working print job. You capture the print jobs, by using the Print menu and setting the check box for "Print-To-File". When asked to name the file, name the failing job as "failing duplex" and the operating system will put a ".prn" extension on the file. Do not use the quotation marks.

    Send both files to me at [email protected] and I see if I can fix them and in the process tell you what is going on.




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