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Fargo DTC510 Please answer me! Why couldn't I printing on silver type plastic. Cards gone/run throw this printer but without printing.After that I've seen "card jam", but inside is'nt card. If I use other type (white or other) cards usualy print this card. I've tried to turn off sensor (it help if i use black card) but for this situation don't help for me. do you have ideas for this situation! Thanks a lot. vygis

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  • vygis Dec 28, 2007

    but where I could to change " the paper properties"?



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The silver-type card contain aluminum powder that's changes the paper properties.
Card can't more electrically charged for electro photographic process, or become more thermally conductive, cooling down the thermal-transfer head...

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