Hoping someone can help me out here.
I've had some ongoing problems with my Imagewriter II. It takes 15 minutes to 'boot' from power on, I'm suspecting there's a capacitor somewhere that needs to be replaced, as turning it off and on after it's finally going takes just a second.
But more of an issue is the print quality. Even with a new ribbon, the print head isn't quite impacting the paper properly, maybe it's at an angle? The result is you get white lines where the print head is missing, which looks especially bad with graphics, but also isn't the best look for printing text either. This is worse on one side of the printer than the other.
I've adjusted the printer's paper thickness setting to its smallest value. I've tried pushing the print head rail closer to the paper, which kind of works, but is there a better way to permanently adjust this? Maybe someone knows what I'm talking about, or I can try and get some pictures of the parts that I'm talking about.
A picture comparison is below. On the left is the Imagewriter II printout of Shakespeare (with an older ink cartridge) and on the right is my original Imagewriter, with a new ink cartridge. Note again that even if I swap cartridges, the Imagewriter II will still print with lines (just with darker blacks).