C532 Print Issues

OKI C532 Print Issues

This knowledge base article shows you common C532 Print Issues when making number plates using our film or reflective sheets, with simple and easy fixes. The exaggerated images below are meant to represent print problems clearly to help illustrate each issue. And are only relevant to printing number plates.

Faded

Number plate print issues faded

Showing light or faded areas

Faded issues are when your print has faded edges or the printed areas lighten progressively. This problem may be more prevalent towards the end of longer media components.

  • LED Head Dirty: Wipe printer heads clean with dry cloth.
  • Low Toner: Check toner levels, replace if low.
  • Poor Toner: Use genuine cartridges and check cartridge installation.
  • Damp Media: Wipe components before use and transfer stock to a dry location.
  • Cold Location: Heat, dehumidify or re-locate the production area.

Smeared

Number plate print issues smeared

Blurred or smeared digits

Smeared prints are when your number plates have smudged edges or nicks. Printed areas can be smudged or appear blurred and out of focus.

  • LED Head Dirty: Wipe printer heads clean with dry cloth.
  • Low Toner: Check toner levels, replace cartridge if low.
  • Poor Toner: Use genuine cartridges and check installation.
  • Damp Media: Wipe components before use and transfer stock to a dry location.
  • Wrong Component: Check media in use, settings require Tennants media only
  • Cold Location: Heat, dehumidify or re-locate production area.
  • Drum Seating: Check drum units are installed securely.

Spotted

Number plate print issues spotted

Dust and dirt cause spots

Spotted number plate prints occur because of dusty or damp components, this can result in speckled or dotted areas.

  • Media Contaminated: Wipe components before use and transfer production to a clean location.
  • LED Head Dirty: Wipe printer heads clean with dry cloth.
  • Feed Rollers Dirty: Wipe media feed and belt rollers clean.
  • Damaged Drum: Replace any scratched or faulty drums.

Banded

C532 Print Issues banded plates

Line or band across a print

Banding on your prints usually occurs because of media or printer contamination from dirt, grease or excess toner.

  • Media Contaminated: Wipe components before use and transfer operation to a clean location.
  • Damp Media: Wipe components before use and transfer stock to a dry location.
  • LED Head Dirty: Wipe printer heads clean with dry cloth.
  • Feed Rollers Dirty: Wipe media feed and belt rollers clean.

Dirty

Number plate print issues dirty

Loose toner causes a dirty finish

Printed plate components may appear dirty or streaked because they have toner on the edges or smeared across the surface.

  • Feed Rollers Dirty: Wipe media feed and belt rollers clean.
  • Media Contaminated: Wipe components before use and transfer operation to a clean location.
  • Wrong Component: Check media in use, settings require Tennants media only
  • Cold Location: Heat, dehumidify or re-locate production area.

Poor Colours

Number plate print issues poor colours

Poor, banded & faded colours

Incorrect, faded or washed out colours can occur when toner levels are low or compatibles are being used instead of genuine manufacturer cartridges. Colour saturation can also happen if the printer settings have been altered.

  • Low Toner: Check toner levels, replace if low.
  • Poor Toner: Use genuine cartridges and check installation.
  • Colour Calibration: Check printer options and reset colour settings.

Need Help?

This knowledge base has articles on replacing your C532 printers tonersdrums and clearing simple media jams. Not to mention how to use our plate media and approved printer settings.

For more detailed instructions, try your printers onscreen help or our user guide. Or if you need further assistance contact our customer service team for help.