Although the Avery magnetic paper I am trying to use says it is designed for ink jet printers (HP included) the magnetic paper will not feed through my my HP Photosmart C5180 printer. If I put one sheet in, it just kicks it on through and prints my project on regular paper. If I put two magnetic sheets in it says it's out of paper. I've never had problems printing anything before. This is frustrating, especially since the package says and I quote "It's Easy! ... Guaranteed to feed easily through Cannon, Epson, HP and other ink jet printers." It also says it works with Word.. Uhh, not for me it doesn't. Avery 3270 is not one of the built in Avery templates in Word. I tried to find a template from Avery to download online, but while the searchable Avery site recognizes 3270 as "Magnet Paper," it says it has no template to download. I think I need some help, cause I be stuck!
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The best way to tell if your problem is clogged jets, or bad maintenance kit, or something blocking jets. Is to look at light stripes test, and see if missing jets are all in a straight row or all over the place. If the missing jets number less that 10 you can use jet substitution to avoid the streaks. If you are using Media Sciences or some other after market ink, check that most of your problems are not in the cyan area. Media Sciences produced a bad batch of cyan which clogged the jets pretty bad. The good news is that if their ink caused the problem they will pay for some one to come out and replace your printhead. If you LST (Light stripes test) has a smear the entire vertical lenght of the page. You have either a bad maintenance kit, or a piece of paper, lable etc..rubbing against the drum while printing
Hi, this printer is "clever" in that you don't adjust the thickness setting it does it itself.
It does this based on the paper type you set in the printer properties, see the table below for the different types of paper it will accept & the setting you need to use.
For this paper
Select this paper type setting
Plain paper, sheets
Epson Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper
Epson Bright White Ink Jet Paper
Epson Ultra Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Ultra Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Glossy
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Premium Semigloss
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet
Epson Photo Stickers
Epson Photo Stickers
Envelope Hope this is of help.