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Problem printing on matte photo paper

I have tried with one sheet of matte photo paper and it won't **** it in. Tried semi-gloss paper and it worked fine. Can I use the matte paper with my printer Brother mfc-3240C. The paper is from printworks. It is 8mil

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You have to go into the menu and tell it which paper type you are using:

Setting the Paper Type
To get the best print quality, set the machine for the type of paper you
are using.
1 Press Menu/Set, 1, 2.
2 Press ▲ or ▼ to select
Plain, Inkjet, Glossy or Transprncy.
Press Menu/Set.
3 Press Stop/Exit.
Setting the Paper Size
You can use five sizes of paper for printing copies: Letter, Legal, A4,
A5, and 4" x 6" and three sizes for printing faxes: Letter, Legal and
A4. When you change the type of paper you load in the machine, you
will need to change the setting for Paper Size at the same time so
your machine can fit an incoming fax on the page.
1 Press Menu/Set, 1, 3.
2 Press ▲ or ▼ to select
Letter, Legal, A4, A5 or 4"x6".
Press Menu/Set.
3 Press Stop/Exit.
The machine ejects paper with printed surfaces face up onto the
paper tray in the front of the machine. When you use
transparencies or glossy paper, remove each sheet immediately
to prevent smudging or paper jams.

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No thats why it is not working the right way you have to use the semi gloss paper thats what it requiers

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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