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Glossy paper jams

The paper keeps jamming, i can only print on regular paper, it sux

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  • chthonic Jan 17, 2009

    it sux b/c i got the printer because it advertised it printed pictures - ya it does, on **** paper. lol

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Hello! most printers will only print on regular , you can not use glossy paper. the paper pick up rollers will not grab the paper, they tend to skid on the paper, good luck. brother tech

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