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    Re: Print Quality (Word 2000)

    To find out what printer driver you are using right click on the printer name (Control Panel/Printers and Faxes) go to properties - the Advanced tab should give you the name of the driver

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    Re: Print Quality (Word 2000)

    Possibly the first thing to check is the print settings in Windows. Start>Control Panel>Printers and Faxes, Right click on the printer and select Printing Preferences. On the Paper/Quality tab, is it possible that the Print Quality settings are different on the two computers?
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    Print Quality (Word 2000)

    We have two identical computers hooked up to an HP 4100N printer. When printing the same document from Word 2000, one computer prints darker print than the other. We have checked all the settings that we can think of. Both computers are using the same printer driver. So basically we have two identical computers printing the identical document to one printer and the print is darker on one than the other. Why would this be? The person receiving the lighter print quality wants his documents to be the same as the darker ones. We are stumped as to how to achieve this.

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    Re: Print Quality (Word 2000)

    We already checked those settings and they are identical. However, on the same screen as the Print Quality, under Print Tab Quick Sets (on one)/Quick Sets (on the other) the setting is different. On the Print Tab Quick Sets it has a drop down which indicates Type new Quick Set name here or Default Print Settings. On the Quick Sets it has a drop down which indicates (Untitled) or Factory Defaults or User's Manual. This is the only difference we can find in the settings.

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    Re: Print Quality (Word 2000)

    This could be related to the resolution each machine is asking the document to print at. You should be able to verify this by looking closely at the size of the dots in grey regions of the two different printouts.

    If the dots in one look a lot larger then that print has been told to come out at a lower resolution. You can change the resolution by looking through the options at print time or modifying the printer driver defaults.

    Higher resolution is not always best - eg if your print is going to be photocopied, the lower resolution often holds greys better than the higher resolution print.
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    Re: Print Quality (Word 2000)

    The difference in the naming of "Print Tab Quick Sets" and "Quick Sets" would lead me to believe that you have different versions of the printer drivers installed on the two computers. Probably best to go to HP's site and download and install the latest driver on both computers.
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    Re: Print Quality (Word 2000)

    Unless you need features of the PCL drivers, try using the PostScript driver. I don't know if the print will be heavier, but it's pretty easy to try it out.

    Added: It's the one named HP LaserJet 4100 Series PS. You might need to create a new queue for it on the server if it's a network printer.

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