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Photo paper jamming.

I got my printer june 07, and a few months later it started coming up with paperjam messages when I used the photo paper, which you have to open the back, then the top etc, and only ever happened when I was trying to print a photo. Then the low on ink msg kept coming up.

Talking to someone else, they suggested that I may need new cartridges, as I had printed a few photos previously.

I didnt bother about it until after XMAS as I had a heap of photos to print.
Once I had installed the new cartridges, the low ink messages dissapeared, however I still get the same problem with the photo paper. It is the paper I bought when I got the printer, but it keeps jamming. Can print on normal paper, but photo paper just jams up.


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Re: Photo paper jamming.

I've had similar problems and solved it by putting only one piece of photo paper in cassette at a time, or better yet, put a piece of regular copy paper under the photo paper in the paper tray: My photo paper seemed to have to much friction between the sheet, as it were, becasue of the texture of the semi-glossy paper. Good luck.

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Re: Photo paper jamming.

You didnt tell us what phtopaper you use. Especially the weight of the paper! Brother printers are known to have probs with paper thicker then 220g. The paperfeeder cant feed the paper correctly into print position.

another reason might be that the paper isnt placed well into position. Have a look around the FAQ, too:

BTW: If you print a lot of photos it might be cheaper to do that with a (online) print shop.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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