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2600N: glossy paper

I keep trying to print 5x7 glossy stock and the printer cannot seem to feed it appropriately and keeps jamming. I printed the same stock sized at 3.5x5 with no problem.

Is there another way besides adjusting the settings to get it to print? I've tried each setting and none seem to work.

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Is this HP glossy paper? I would think that laser printers have a hard enough time handling any glossy paper as it is because you run the risk of the gloss burning as the paper goes through the printer so you might have to use the paper recommended by HP.

Here are the specs of the accepted paper.

http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:HP%20Color%20LaserJet%202600n%20Laser%20Printer:1991823169:page=details

Good Luck!
Hope this helps!

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