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NTP    Posted 02-22-2018 at 10:05:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If any of you fellows have an older HP1200 laser printer and know how to get it out of the "econo" mode, I sure could use the info. I know this is a tractor forum, but I use this printer to run off the good ideas I find on this forum. I would prefer the darker printed copies over the lighter econo copies. The manual for this printer is of no use.

    steveVa    Posted 02-22-2018 at 19:38:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Does the printer have a menu button on the front. Some you push menu button and can select quality setting.

    steveVa    Posted 02-22-2018 at 20:02:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hp says the Finishing tab under Print Quality...

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-22-2018 at 10:46:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Are you using it on Windows or a Mac?

    NTP    Posted 02-22-2018 at 12:16:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm using Windows and Chrome.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-22-2018 at 12:19:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You change it by going to your printer's Properties (Control Panel / Printers) and look for "Print Quality" - that's where you can de-check the Economy setting.

    NTP    Posted 02-22-2018 at 16:51:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Ed, I have tried this previously and again just now. There is no "print quality" in any of the drop down boxes in properties for this printer. We have an engineer friend that is very sharp on computers and she could not figure it out either. I thought I would tap the knowledge of computer proficient people on this board to see if they have any ideas. The printer is very reliable and I have a ton of toner for it. Thanks for trying to help. I have other printers that I may have to swap out for this one.

    Bob Kuba (TX)    Posted 02-22-2018 at 18:24:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Let me know what version of Windows you are using (XP, Win 7, Win 8/8.1, Win 10) and I will see what I can do. Work on a lot of the older laserjets, and still have a few of the owners manuals around, I think.
    Probably won't be able to answer until tomorrow though!

    NTP    Posted 02-23-2018 at 07:27:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Windows 7

    NTP    Posted 03-10-2018 at 08:48:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I swapped the printer with an identical one and got the same results, so I'm assuming it is a software problem. I tried everything suggested without any success. I guess I'll just have to use it for copies that does not need to be sharp. Thanks to all for your suggestion.

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