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    Re: General question regarding intentionally poor print quality.

    Thanks for the replies guys, definitely some fun suggestions. I also might try refilling an old empty cartridge the copier came with to see if any possible mechanical wear will create interesting texture. Though probably not as much as directly messing with the components I would assume. Perhaps mixing techniques?

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    Re: General question regarding intentionally poor print quality.

    Wrong toner would definitely be interesting ... but messy, and hard to clean up after.
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    Re: General question regarding intentionally poor print quality.

    Put some pieces of tape, randomly, on the main charge.
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    Re: General question regarding intentionally poor print quality.

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    You can try running thick card stock through at a thin setting that might leave toner on the fusing surface that might offset onto the next sheet of paper.
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    Re: General question regarding intentionally poor print quality.

    I have a couple of customers that I can send your way....they can F anything up.
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    Re: General question regarding intentionally poor print quality.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrimptune View Post
    I also might try refilling an old empty cartridge the copier came with to
    Use caution, the wrong toner can be aerosolized and ignited by corona discharge resulting in a dust explosion. Most toners are carbon based just like coal dust.

    The following won't do your drum unit any good, but may give you the effect you are looking for.

    Drums are light sensitive and can be 'over-exposed' or shocked by exposing them to sunlight.

    Remove your drum unit and turn it over, there will be a purple cylinder which is your drum.

    Lay something like lace or reeds over it, or anything that will create a shadow pattern and then place the drum in the sunlight for a couple of minutes. The longer you expose it, the more it will effect your image.

    Shadow areas will remain dark and exposed areas should be faded. Only half of the drum is exposed so you will have to do 2 sessions and rotate the drum in between to expose all areas.

    The shock may wear off after many pages or be permanent depending on how badly you expose it.

    Good Luck!
    Last edited by PrintWhisperer; 07-31-2021 at 08:03 PM.

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