PRINTER SUPPORT: Blank Pages Between Print Jobs

A PRINTER USER ASKED:

When our printer prints, it is leaving a blank sheet between every couple it prints how can we correct, have tried ever setting.

OUR PRINTER EXPERTS ANSWER:

It’s possible that a printer could have such a setting.. but highly unlikely. Your printer is just “printing” what it is sent. If your computer sends a blank page, the printer responds. The most common cause of this is a network “banner” page. This puts a sheet at the start of each job.

But usually, there is something printed on the banner page. The other common possibility is extra character at the end of a job. The software send the data, then an END OF PAGE or END OF JOB character… any data that is left is flush out and the page is printed. Since you don’t see anything printed, the buffer is empty.. but the command has still been sent.

This sort of thing happened often in the days of DOS and software designed for dot matrix (they needed to advance to the TOP OF FORM to start the next job).. so if you’re using older software, look there first.

2 thoughts on “PRINTER SUPPORT: Blank Pages Between Print Jobs

  1. Great answer but you’re thinking too deep and you’ll probably never read this reply, 1 year after its posted!

    The most common cause of the extra white page is because the printer is picking up more than 1 page of paper from the tray.

    Either the paper is stuck together (you are supposed to fan a ream of paper when you put it in the tray because sometimes it sticks together in the packet)

    or most likley:

    The seperation pad inside the paper tray is wearing out and the pickup roller grabs 2 pages by mistake. You can change these parts for a few dollars and the problem will go away

  2. Great answer but you're thinking too deep and you'll probably never read this reply, 1 year after its posted!

    The most common cause of the extra white page is because the printer is picking up more than 1 page of paper from the tray.

    Either the paper is stuck together (you are supposed to fan a ream of paper when you put it in the tray because sometimes it sticks together in the packet)

    or most likley:

    The seperation pad inside the paper tray is wearing out and the pickup roller grabs 2 pages by mistake. You can change these parts for a few dollars and the problem will go away

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