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Posted on Mar 25, 2008

Okidata ML320 feeding blank sheets

We have a Okidata ML320 used for printing continuous forms. We are using the rear feed, page length is 11". We have it hooked up as a parrallel printer. We are emulating a IBM. This printer is fairly new and has done this since day one. The printer feeds a blank sheet of paper between each page printed. Is there a fix for this?

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    Hi there,

    we've got okidata 395 and we also use the rear feed. The printer feeds a blank sheet of paper between each page printed...


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Which IBM driver are you using ? try using a IBM proprinter driver.
Hope this helps.

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There could be a few possible reasons why your Okidata Microline 280 Eco printer is jumping around 0.75" for each new page. Here are some things to check:
  1. Check the paper feed mechanism: Make sure the paper is feeding correctly through the printer and that the paper guide is properly aligned. If the paper is not being fed correctly, it can cause the printer to jump around.
  2. Check the tractor feed mechanism: The tractor feed mechanism may not be gripping the paper correctly, causing it to feed inconsistently. Make sure the tractor feed mechanism is properly aligned and tightened.
  3. Check the page length settings: Double-check that the page length settings are correct and that they match the size of the paper you are using. If the settings are incorrect, the printer may not be able to print the entire page and may skip to the next page prematurely.
  4. Check the top of form settings: Make sure the top of form is set correctly and is not too close to the top of the page. If it is too close, it may cause the printer to jump around.
  5. Check the print head alignment: If the print head is not aligned correctly, it can cause the printer to jump around. Check the print head alignment and adjust it if necessary.
If none of these steps resolve the issue, it may be a hardware problem with the printer itself. In that case, you may need to contact Okidata technical support for further assistance or consider taking the printer to a professional repair shop.

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Paper Loading

Rear Feed, Continuous Forms

Use the rear-feed path for printing on single-thickness,

continuous-form paper.

Use the single-sheet path (top feed) for graphics or charts.

! If you have paper in the paper path, be sure to remove it

before installing rear-feed paper.

1 Lock Lever

2 Upper Tractor Cover

3 Pins

4 Lower Tractor Cover


1 Move the paper lever to the position marked "REAR."

2 Grasp the tabs lift off the paper separator.

3 Pull up on the lock levers and open the tractor covers.

Then, move the right tractor to fit the width of the paper.


4 Place the first two holes in the paper over the tractor pins

on either side. Close the tractor covers.


5 Move the left tractor to align the edge of the paper with

the appropriate reference mark (1). Then, push back the

lock lever.


6 Adjust the position of the right tractor to center the holes

in the paper on the pins. Then, push back the right lock



7 Install the paper separator. Place the wire guide (1) on the

pull-up roller assembly (2).


8 Press FF/LOAD. The paper feeds into the printer.

! The factory default setting for the Top of Form (where

the printing should begin) is one inch down from the top

of the page. To change the setting, see "Using Your
Printer, Top of Form (TOF)."

Top Feed (Single Sheets)

Use the single-sheet path for letterhead stationery, memos,

and individual envelopes.

! If you have continuous-form paper in the path, press

PARK to remove it before loading single sheets.

1 Make sure the printer is on and deselected (SEL light off).

2 Place the paper lever in the position marked "TOP."


3 Open the carriage cover. Raise the paper separator to the
single-sheet position.

4 Make sure the wire feed guide (1) is secured in the sheet


5 Adjust the paper feed guides (1) for the width of the paper.

Place a sheet of paper in the separator. The paper will feed

into the printer.


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Thanks, Joe

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I have an HP C7280 AIO printer. Everytime I print, it always form feeds a blank page bewteen each printed page (print page 1, form feed a blank page, print page 2, form feed a blank page, and so on).

Generally, there are printer set up programs that will let you chose to put a blank sheet or to not do that. If you have a disk or manual, look for the set up utility and go thru the tabs to find paper handling or something similar to that. There should be a check box you can clear to stop the blank page.

I hope that this information was helpful. Have a great day.


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On older printers, tractor feed edges separate from the page while printing. Sometimes this can be a fluke, but other times it may point to a mechanical problem. Try taking the paper out of the printer and hitting the form feed button a few times. Watch the printer’s tractor feeds to make sure they are moving and are in synch with each other. Some printers use belts to move the tractor feeds and, over time, these belts wear, break, become smooth and slip, or become misaligned.

Environment can also contribute. Paper stored in a warehouse can weaken in intense heat or moisture. Carbon copy paper will especially cause this type of problem as one sheet's feeder edge can break away from the rest and peel slightly back. This will in turn slow the feed on one side as the edge buckles slightly under and may even skip to release pressure causing major alignment problems.

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You can give this a try. This will alter the top of form setting.


Let me know if this helps.
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