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Postcards causing printer jam

I am trying to print postcards (avery matte white 51/2 by 41/4"- heavyweight- 4 cards per sheet) and every time the printer jams and will not print or it sends through a paper with nothing on it. The jams occur 4/5 times. I have tried different printer settings, but nothing seems to work. It has worked previously on a card from a different company.

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Re: postcards causing printer jam

I think the card is too heavy or too thick for the machine as when it prints it has to turn the paper. If the card is too rigid it is unable to bend causing a paper jam. Suggestion is to try a less grade of card.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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