Monday, November 21, 2011

HP Laserjet 1022n prints every second page

A note to myself really. We have an old but reliable HP Laserjet 1022n laser printer but ever since Snow Leopard it has been printing every second page, with a blank page in between. I used a generic CUPS driver but the quality is very poor.

I've found a solution for me, that might work for others. If you set the printer's resolution to 600dpi it seems to print all pages and the quality is good. Here's how the setting looks in the print dialog box:


I've saved this as a preset so it comes up by default every time and has worked for me for several months now. This problem has many threads in Apple's support forums and HP's boards so I'm not alone. Hope it helps someone else.

6 comments:

Solar Panels said...

Ouch too bad I missed this. If I found this earlier I probably wouldn't have given up on my HP 1022n model.But just the same, thanks and I'll still keep this bookmarked. It might still come in handy. :)

bristol printing said...

This is a heavy duty printer. It is used on a lot of printing enterprises. It's eco-print is very effective for cost-effective printing.

Anonymous said...

Cheers buddy, very good post. Just saved my 1022n from getting a sledgehammer :)

Peter Marks said...

Glad this helped someone. Cheers Anonymous, keep up the interesting work.

Michael Diamond said...

Two years down the road and this is still helping. My trusty old 1022 just got a new lease of life. Many thanks.

Peter Marks said...

Happy to help Michael. Often I post these things to help my future self.