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Help! Prints a smeary mess!

I have an epson R800 photo printer, so this may be the wrong forum.   If anyone has any ideas, though, please let me know. Simply put, the prints come out very wet, smeary and unrecognizable.  What could be happening?

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Re: Help! Prints a smeary mess!

It depends on the type of paper you are using.

ink chemicals react to the chemicals on the photo paper.

manufacturers have ¨recommended papers¨ : )

recommendation: ask for paper samples from paper vendors

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