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Driver problem for HP 4L (coarse graphics): workaround sought

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#1 anonanon


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:06 PM

I have a PC running Win XP Professional and a HP 4L laserjet printer. The printer works fine except one thing: it does not print graphics at a decent resolution; it might be 25 x 25. I am pretty sure the problem is with the driver that comes with Win XP. The test page prints graphics fine. I have the printer set at its max. resolution (300 dpi). I know other printers have higher resolution, but I'd be happy with 300 dpi -- if I could get the printer to print at that resolution.

I have tried the HP website. The only driver they seem to have for the 4L is a Postscript driver for the 4 and 5 series. Using it causes my printer to print pages of junk instead of what it's supposed to print.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a driver to try in place of the driver that comes with Win XP? Or anything else


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:58 PM

not an unheard of problem. see if there is any pertinent info here: http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1299466576931+28353475&threadId=883613

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:31 PM

You might also try the HP LaserJet Series II driver built in to Windows.
That is generic enough to work with almost any laser printer.
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