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Printing on thick paper

Show me how to print on thick card

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  • harilalrajco Feb 02, 2009

    I put the photo paper at back of the printer but the printer did not load the photo paper why

  • jsnapper Mar 01, 2009

    Hi There, I have used Permajet papyrus 310gms in the past but now have trouble feeding it through my R1800 for some reason.

    Permajet highly recommend epson so no point in changing to another make it seemsn any ideas would be welcome .............Jon

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The driver for this printer has a setting for thick paper. It is toward the end of the list of paper types in the HP supplied print driver. When "Thick photo paper" is selected, the printer releases some of the tension on the pinch rollers as the paper is being fed in. Otherwise, the paper is too thick and the last set of rubber rollers will not grasp it. Unfortunately, this feature is not included in the updated driver for Win XP. It only exists in the original Win 95/98 driver. It is not even in the HP supplied Open Source driver for Linux, either. I still maintain a dual-boot machine with Win98 SE because of this very problem.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • jkirbyj Feb 02, 2009

    If selecting thick paper did not cause it to print properly, the large rubber print rollers may have dried out or hardened, so to speak. If that is the case, it is a pretty difficult problem to solve, as the rollers age and aren't adhesive enough, for lack of a better word. The symptoms of this is that it will start to feed the paper, enough to lift the paper sensor into thinking the paper is printable. But it doesn't quite get the paper under the print head, and it prints all over the inside of the printer mechanism instead. Several companies sell a product which is supposed to be a "printer roller rejuvenator", which primarily softens and swells the rollers a bit. I haven't used the commercial products, but I fixed mine with some regular household concoction from the garage.

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