Question about Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer
I'm going nuts trying to get my Epson R1800 to accept fine art ink papers like heavy weight Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. These are supposed to be supported by Epson, right? So when I press print usually the printer fails to pick up the paper, sometimes it pulls it through rapidly without printing and about 1 try in 50 it makes an exquisite print. Is there a setting I'm missing besides "Matt Paper -Heavy Weight"? My photographer friends complain about this problem. Any ideas?
Hi Fruitless, Last night I was tearing my hair out trying to get my R1800 to accept some Hahnemuhle Satin 310, and it was just passing through and passing through. About once in 20 trys it would finally print. I was in the middle of making up my own paper profiles for this lovely paper. Anyway, I gave up at about 1:30 am, and went to bed. Today I resumed my attack, and guess what fella, there is a solution. Pass this on to everyone. You did not say what version of Photo Shop you were using. I just got my CS3 a week ago, and if you are using it, you can open a photo for printing. Go to Printing Preferences Dialog Box, > click on Maintenance Tab, and then click on the Bottom button that is labeled as Printer & Options Information. The Printer and Options Dialog Box opens, and there at the bottom is a box that says Thick Paper right beside it. Select or check this box and enjoy yourself thereafter. I did not see this in the User's Guide, but knew there had to be an answer to this problem somewhere. No problems ever since. Best of luck.
Posted on Sep 25, 2007
I just found this post while searching for an answer to the same problem. I've been using my R1800 for about 3 years to print on Epson double-sided matte paper and now it suddenly won't accept it at all. The paper just passes directly through without printing and I get the "media loaded incorrectly" message. If anyone has come up with a real fix for this, pls post it. Thanks.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
With paper over 250 gsm you need to feed it in via the feeder in the back of the printer (attach paper feeder that goes in the back). Set it to Roller manual in page setup, you need to put pressure on the paper to feed it in and the printer will grab it. If you get any smearing It may be helpful to set the paper to thick in the 'extension' print settings (Mac). Its explained here files.support.epson.com/pdf/r1800_/r1800_ug.pdf
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
I have been stuggling with this tonight too, except with Epson Glossy 13x19. I kept getting the "Media Out" error when i tried to print it using the sheet feeder. It turns out that by puting a few blank sheets under the one I was using it lifted the paper enough so that it sensed it being there.
Hope this helps someone else!
Posted on Oct 18, 2007
Could be paper dust built up on the sensor that scans your media, (usually a blue light on HP printers). check for a visable light scanning the media as it enters the carriage area. You might try getting the media directly from Epson. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/pamPaperFinder.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&printer=53540919
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
My answer to paper not picking up R1800
All settings for paper type and size should be set first ( I'm sure you have this done already). Make sure you have good view of paper pick up point. press the printer paper button (top right of front of printer). as the rollers start to pick up an hopefully drag the paper help feed it in from both left and right sides of the paper, once the paper has been through the rushed feed and come out the other end, hopefully it will have cleaned the rubber rollers ( you can't see them they are inside, they help pull the print through slowly and allow the paper to be printed on). My rushed through sheet had a dirt on what would be the bottom left edge this was approx half a cm by about 1 cm. Wipe of the dirt from the paper place this back in the tray ready for printing. then continue to print.(I used the on screen printer manager that pops up saying jobs stopped resume job to restart the job). I will say that I have 10 sheets of premium photo A3 in my rack at the moment and have the last sheet turned round but actually I believe the dirty rollers to have been the problem. just and extra suggestion and totally I accept no resposibillity you could try holding on to the paper a bit and let the rollers slide over the paper in the hope of cleaning them. As paper is run through the printer small deposits of fiber must coat the rubber wheels, especially if you have been using water colour type paper. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
I have tried everything. The thing that is working as of this moment, and has worked for the last 10 sheets is to take a coated heavyweight sheet and leave it sitting in the back of the feed tray and place the art paper on top, hold and feed it - put pressure on end of paper with your hand. The coated sheet must lift it slightly and maybe make the surface smoother to slide on - by the way, make sure the printable side of the coated sheet is facing the back of the paper tray so that the smoother, back side is backing up your art paper. good luck!
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
The "thick paper" check box is under "extension settings" in the Photoshop print dialog on my mac.
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
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