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Printing greetings cards and envelopes

Sometimes prints one side of card and then tells me there is no paper loaded (there is). Had to try eight times before I got complete greetings card. Settings are right. Prints C5 envelopes with smudges every time on black print

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At the moment it is printing both sides of Greetings cards, but this printer appears to be very sensitive with regards to placng card in the exact position in the paper tray.

Why it will not print envelopes without smudging I still don't know, so I shall just have to write address by hand after I place graphic on the envelope

This 5300 was a Christmas gift from my wife and if I could afford to change it I would. The performance is very dissapointing

Kindest Regards
David Gray

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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