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Main reasons for a paper feed problem like the one you describe are:
-. One of the sensor actuators (normally It will be a little plastic lever on the path of the paper) is either broken or blocked. It could happend if you attempt to remove a paper in the opposite direction of the normal paper movement path. Check if you can see something like that near the point where the paper stops.
-. The second option will be dirt on the feed rollers. If you can remove them easily the you can try to clean them using water and soap. In that case what is happening is that the paper reaches the first sensor but the printer doesn't knows the paper is stuck until It detects that the paper arrives later than expected to the last sensor (a timing issue). As the printer keeps printing this is the most probable cause to your problem.
I don't know that model of printer in particular but I hope this serves you as a guide to pinpoint the issue.
It could be a hardware issue.
Check first if the printer is working fine. Keep on holding down the paper button while you turn the printer on. Let go of the paper button when the power light starts to flash. if it printed out a color test pattern successfully, check if you are using the corrrect driver.
Tell me more if you need assistance in trashing and re-installing the proper driver for your printer. Include the full version of the operating system you are using too.
Have you tried a cleaning cycle? If not, try one. Now run a nozzle check using the status monitor (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select nozzle check). Is there any sign of ink on the paper. Try up to three cleaning cycles. If ink is now flowing, but not yet perfectly, don't carry out any more cleaning cycles. Just leave the printer for 24 hours (to allow any air in the print head to disperse). Then repeat the cleaning cycle/wait process. It may take a while to restore a perfect nozzle check print. If these actions produce no positive results, report back.
The TM-T88IV printer is a thermal printer and does not have ink or a ribbon.
If the printer is not printing you may have the wrong type of paper in the printer. You must have thermal paper in order for the printer to work. Paper for a dot matrix printer will not work in this printer.
The printer has a self-test that you can perform by turning the printer off, holding down the Feed button and turning the printer on. A test strip will print. Press the Feed button again to print a longer test strip.