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I discovered that there are tracking dots printed on my paper called Machine Identification Code (MIC), also known as printer steganography, yellow dots, tracking dots or secret dots. These dots are interfering with my Minc Foil Applicator which foils everything that is toner printed. And since these dots get included in the print, they also get included in the foiling process. How do I work around this problem or how do I get rid of these dots? Can those dots be disabled from the print output?

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    Interesting challenge. Maybe the Minc people had a black&white laserprinter in mind. Jun 16, 2023 at 6:06
  • yeah that probably could do the trick. i think this is impossible to solve if you have a color laser printer? unless you are able to contact the printer manufacturer to modify the firmware to allow a user to change the printer settings on this. But I read that some laser printers don't have this feature, I should probably go for one of those. Do you have any laser printer in mind that can also print 12x18 inch sheets in color but don't support the MIC feature? Jun 16, 2023 at 6:58

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