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game boy printer problems

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nin10aaron says:

Hello im new here and it looks like yall know alot about gb camera so i have a question or 2. i just bought a slightly used gb printer at a seconed hand game store and it came with paper. and when i print out pics they end up looking like what is pictured at the bottom. is it because it hasnt been used in a long time or maybe low batteries? or maybe non nintendo brand paper? i would really apperachate some help.
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jean-louise says:

well, the printer does quite blurry prints. it´s using thermal paper, so if the paper is old it gets worse. if you want better prints, get an xchanger or madcatz camera link to backup the data on your pc. but these devices are quite hard to find. try amazon.co.uk for the madcatz thing.
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knochengerechtigkeit says:

I got a gb printer online and it is doing the exact same thing. I can understand that it will never be very good quality, but this is not what I expected. Also I have seen other people's printer working much better than this. I was thinking of opening it up and tinkering around but I don't expect to be able to do anything. Does anyone know if this is really just because the paper is old or do you think the printer itself has a problem?
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lukatoyboy says:

you can check the paper thos way : try to find plain termal paper for cash registers, and use it. you can find the nearly identical width.
i can't see how the printer itself can be a problem, it's just making a hotness.
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Alícia is a group administrator Alícia says:

I bought the printer with new paper and it worked perfectly but after 2 years I have the same problem. I think it because the old paper.
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cheerful reward [deleted] says:

Hmm, so buying a Gameboy Printer on eg. eBay with paper is not a good idea? What is the width of the gameboy printer paper?
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royal cloth [deleted] says:

The very old paper is the problem...

It is difficult to find "thermal paper"?

The width is 3,8 cm.
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cheerful reward [deleted] says:

if you spell it thermal paper it's not:)
thanks!
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al_anonimo says:

I bought my printer in ebay and i have the same problem with the paper, do you know where i can find new paper?

thanx.
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cheerful reward [deleted] says:

Nintendo still sells new paper, do a search for printer, and you'll find the 3-pack! Blue, creame and white rolls:) $9.95

US and Canda only :(
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cheerful reward [deleted] says:

Found some on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com
www.amazon.co.uk/Gameboy-Printer-Paper-6-Rolls/dp/B00002S...
www.amazon.com/Printer-Paper-for-Game-Boy/dp/B00002ST2R/s....
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Thermoptic says:

Ok the problem is solved! First I bought a "new" unopened box of the offical nintendo thermal paper and the result was really bad, just like the one above that nin10aaron showed. So my guess is that the paper has really passed its expire date witch caused the bad print , after all it was made in 1998!
So i went to a cafe and a pizzeria and bought some stuff and saved the receipts, cut it with a scissor and tested it in the gameboy printer, the results where really good! Here is the results:

Game boy Printer results by Thermoptic

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andriux007 says:

Dude, you're amazing! I just got a GB Printer with some paper, but it didn't print anything.
I tried the coffee ticket trick and it worked!!

Thank you very much man!
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abovethetrees says:

This thread is really old, but it should be noted NOT to expect your printed photos to last, it's just the nature of thermal paper. After a few years they will fade into nothingness and the paper will be left virtually blank.
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Mason Shefa says:

Yes! In fact, it only takes a few months with some thermal paper!! I remember freaking out when I looked my pile of photo strips and they were all blank! But hey, they're reusable! Just pop them back in and print some more :-)
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