Dot Matrix driver issues ....
Have had this issue for some time ... very frustrated!
I have four systems printing to a OKI ML320 Turbo dot matrix printer. All have the same driver, but now two systems have formating issues on the document.
This printer is used to print off PO's, packing slips and invoices on a pre-printed continuous form.
If I install the correct Windows driver for this printer. It sets the MIN TOP MARGIN to .326 and bottom to .542 and left and right to .25. I need all margins to be set to .25 !! This is the way it is set up on all the other systems and it works like a charm.
Now I finally tested an install of the ML321 Elite ( IBM ) driver and low and behold, all margins default to .25 and the preview looks great ... HOWEVER ... when I print all the text is shift over to the right and the right side text is being cut off! WHAAATT?? I don't understand?? So much for WYSIWYG !!!
Could this be a printable area issue ?? I cannot find where I can change the printable area. I found it on a Win98 machine, but both the systems in question are running WInXP.
If anyone has suggestions .. please, any help is apprecated!
Migrate drivers ???
Is it possible to somehow migrate the drivers from one of the other 2 systems to the PCs that the driver is not working on? I have downloaded that driver, but it doesn't seem to be working? Could it be that the old unupdated driver works and not the one available on the OKI site?
Frustration sets in ...
Mod w/ an attitude
No, you can not migrate drivers from one PC to another one.
Try this driver. It is for Win2K but most drivers also work fine in XP.
Yes thank you .. I have tried this driver. It doesn't work properly.
Mod w/ an attitude
Which printer driver have you tried that is built in to XP?
There is a Microline 320/D (DEC) and Microline 320/D (IBM). I would expect the IBM version is the one to use.
Have you tried an older model yet? You tried the ML 321 but maybe the ML-320 or ML-320 IBM would work better.
The following drivers ( from Windows ) are all the ones I have tried:
Oki ML 320 Elite (IBM)
Oki ML 320 Elite (Microline)
OkOki ML 321 Elite (IBM)
Oki ML 321 Elite (Microline)
Oki ML 192 Elite ( Microline )
IBM Proprinter III
EPSON FX 286e
Last 3 drivers were suggested by OKIDATA's support.
I have tried a wide range of other drivers from DriverGuide.com, OpenDrivers.com, Printer-drivers.com, driverscollection.com and few more I can't recall right now.
I have tried downloading 98, 2000 and XP drivers, to no avail !!
Maybe I'm missing something here, I don't know. But I have 2 systems with the same result. NOW, to boot, one of the other systems has been acting funny and the user took it upon himself to reinstall the driver for the OKI, and it now prints the same way ( with the text being shifted to the right ). It was a mapping issue, because the hosting systems computer name was changed. So 3 down ... this is ridiculous!!
Help .... I don't think Okidata's support has anything for me!
ANY suggestions are highly valuable to me. Thanks in advance.
Nancy = )
Mod w/ an attitude
It seems to me that your only option is to buy a new printer that is supported properly by XP.
Your options are very limited.
You did not try this one ... did you ? ?
Hope it fixees it
I just thought of this and no one else has suggested it as yet:
Are you using the Same Font in Windows on all the systems ? ?
Sometimes, something as simple as picking the wrong font, will cause
the printed output to be other than what you expected
Last edited by bruceb; 04-28-2006 at 05:24 PM.
I did see this one, but I did not install it because under XP this is a Web-based Network Printer Management. Should I try that?
Fixed ... sort of !
.... no thanks to OKI support !!!
I went on a rampage, installing drivers and to my surprise I came acrosss one that kept the margins set at 0.25 on all sides and ACTUALLY PRINTED properly on the form. The fonts seem to be a little off at times and the printing of some numbers ( for example the number 8 ) looks odd.
BUT ... it works and my client is finally able to print out PO's, Invoices and packing slips.
The driver I installed is the Epson compatible 9 pin driver in Windows XP.
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