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Laser Printer Orientation

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Marcus, Mar 14, 2008.

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  1. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Does anyone know whether a laser printer can operate properly in any
    position? I am modifying a Samsung ML-2510 to print on thicker material, but
    to do so I need the back of the printer to face up, i.e. the front in now on
    the table. My concern is that the toner/drum cartridge might be gravity fed
    or need to be oriented top up to work properly. It works in my tests, but
    I'm not sure about quality, consistance of line width, etc.

    Mark
     
  2. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Generally you cannot do this. The toner/cartridge won't function
    reliably except in the correct orientation.

    What kind of modification would *force* the printer to face in that
    direction for heaver paper? I just can't picture it.
     
  3. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    The printing action takes place as the paper transverses the rear of the
    printer, bottom to top (in this model). To provide a straight, flat feed,
    the feed must be from the bottom and out the top. So, the printer can be on
    its side or front down, but not rightside up. I can, of course, get around
    that by elevating the printer to give access to the bottom or by allowing
    the rear to extend off the table. Less convenient, but doable.

    Mark
     
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    That's what you'll have to do. Just build a stand or pick up something from
    the furniture section of a thrift shop and cut a rectangular hole in it.
     
  5. Sounds kinda like the old days of dot matrix printers and tractor feed paper
    fed through the table. ; )
     
  6. JANA

    JANA Guest

    The printer must stand in the proper position. This has to do with the paper
    feed, and also with the toner cartridge.

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    JANA
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    Does anyone know whether a laser printer can operate properly in any
    position? I am modifying a Samsung ML-2510 to print on thicker material, but
    to do so I need the back of the printer to face up, i.e. the front in now on
    the table. My concern is that the toner/drum cartridge might be gravity fed
    or need to be oriented top up to work properly. It works in my tests, but
    I'm not sure about quality, consistance of line width, etc.

    Mark
     
  7. Luc

    Luc Guest

    You need to keep it sitting the way it was designed. The toner
    cartridge needs to feed to the bottom and will not do so when the
    printer is on it's side or front. What will happen is that your
    printer will fill with spilled toner.
     
  8. Luc

    Luc Guest

    If you want to feed heavier paper through a laser printer then use the
    single sheet feeder. Most printers are dsighne to take up to 25lb
    paper and some will even take 28lb.
     
  9. Guest

    The 60 lb paper I ran through an HP 4MV came out just fine.

    GG
     
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