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printer prints mirrored negative images

By ddoucette ·
I have an HP Laserjet 4200 that suddenly started printing strangely from one of the several Windows XP computers that prints to it. In Outlook and Internet Explorer, any documents printed come out with black paper and white writing, in mirror image (reversed vertically). Anyone's login does this (Windows 2000 network), and ordinary Word or Excel documents print fine. Again, other PC's print to it fine as well. I've removed and re-added the printer, to no avail. And I've updated the driver to be sure it's current. Any ideas?

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by pryzhkov In reply to printer prints mirrored n ...

Look into Your printer "Properties" and unclick
"Print as Negative Image" option. For our printer, although we have a different one, it is under "Quality" folder.

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by ddoucette In reply to

Sorry, but my printer does not have that option in the Printer Properties. I've reviewed all of the available options, and there's nothing that would explain either the negative image, the mirrored image, nor the fact that some software prints just fine.

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by Skidoggeruk In reply to printer prints mirrored n ...

Looked at printing preferences?

(on the lighter side, you could print T-Shirts !)

Good Luck

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by ddoucette In reply to

Golly, gee...I hadn't thought of t-shirts! I'd have to be careful which email I chose to use. However, I did check all of the properties/preferences, but nothing refers to either of these "effects" (negative or mirror).

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by ddoucette In reply to printer prints mirrored n ...

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