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Printing Error I cannot print from my Macintosh to my printer because it keeps coming up with a "paper misfeed" error. I have done everything short of turning it upside down and shaking it (only because its too heavy) to find where the misfeed is, but there is absolutely nothing jammed anywhere. I think it must be a jammed microswitch somewhere but I don't. Has anyone else experienced this and if so how did they fix it. Thanks in advance.

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Another problem which occasionally occurs is a paper jam or misfeed will fool the printer in thinking that it is getting a long piece of paper. You have to restart the printer to clear this.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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You're problem is not with the printer. It is the set up you are using in the program you are sending to print for example: in InDESIGN after you hit apple P for the print command you will have a dialog box that says printer (the middle top) you will need to select your printer also at the bottom there is a printer button which must also be selected with your printer. Whatever program you are running will need to be set to the printer you are printing to. if you do not see your printers ID you will need to "add printer" and search out the proper driver for your printer.

Posted on Jul 11, 2007

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    elaine orth Jul 11, 2007

    also you must choose the right paper size in the set up area. If you do not the printer will think the paper is odd sized and send it to manual feed.

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