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Document adding and removing random spaces when printed

We have several networked printers. Some of these printers will put extra spaces in documents or remove spaces between characters at random. Other printers with the exact same specs will print the document fine. What could be going on here?
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ngailfusCommented:
Are they all using the correct drivers?
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PCCITAuthor Commented:
Yes, all printers are using the correct drivers
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hdhondtCommented:
Check the font settings for the printers. Compare the ones that print incorrect soaces with those that don't.

For the LJ 4250 PCL5 driver, go to Printing Preferences. Click the Advanced tab and, under the Graphic heading, set the TrueType font option the same on all printers.
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PCCITAuthor Commented:
All are set the same. Still no change.
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ngailfusCommented:
On the advanced tab of the printers' properties check the Print Processor.  See if the printers with the issue match those without.
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PCCITAuthor Commented:
all specs and settings are the same for these printers
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hdhondtCommented:
Try removing and reinstalling the driver on one of the affected PCs, using a Standard TCP/IP port rather than going via a server. From the Printers Control Panel, first delete the printer and then, from the File menu select Server Properties. Click on the Drivers tab and Remove all instances of the driver from the list. Then reinstall from the CD or from a downloaded copy.
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PCCITAuthor Commented:
Still no change in the spacing issue
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ngailfusCommented:
You can try a reset of the printer's settings.  Usually HP network printers have a way of resetting back to factory settings without resetting the IP address.  I believe the 4250 has such a way.  
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PCCITAuthor Commented:
Tried that. Had no change.
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PCCITAuthor Commented:
I switched one printer to pcl 6. That seemed to solve the problem. I do know, however, that in the past pcl 6 has caused other problems for these printers.
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