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Epson printer ok thanks for the info inky. When you say a bit of paper might be left in by the flag, can i check for this and where is it you mean? It does seem to be behaving now but maybe that is because we have only been useing paper, but we most problems when printing cards. Thanks for you help.

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As you look at the front of the machine, toward the righ hand end of the feed path, close to where the head parks.

As the paper is fed in it hits a sensor flag to "hello I'm here" and if paper is pulled out backwards instead of forward the flag itself can tear off a small chunk and that will sit in the sensor area and cause jam errors.

You can take a sheet of card and by hand with the power off, feed it backwards through the feed path. Take great care towards the park area as the flag could get broken off if you hit it with the card. you try stuffing the hose of your vacuum cleaner down the ASF and sucking out any remnants also.

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