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I am using the MK ink, which requires matte papers, but the printer does not give me that option. It only shows the glossy papers.

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  • carole81 Jun 03, 2010

    I have a new R2880 printer. I cannot access the matte papers option under media type, even though I have the Matte Black ink loaded. It only shows the glossy papers or plain white paper. I have reloaded the drivers twice, including an update for OSX 10.5+, I have gone into Utilities to update the ink selection to Matte Black (which is what it shows), and I have even removed the ink cartridge and replaced it. I have tried using both the regular sheet feeder and the single sheet feeder, both with standard letter sized paper. Nothing has worked. I have an iMac, using Snow Leopard 10.6.3.

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Hi! It may work on matte paper although it only gives you the glossy paper. Most of printers and photo printers just have that option in general. Hope this shed some light.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

You will need to open your on-screen Epson Information Center and
select "Download the Latest Software" or visit Epson’s support
website at epson.com/support (U.S.) or epson.ca (Canada).
With Windows, you can select Driver Update on the Utility tab in the printer settings window. You can also click Start or , select Programs or All Programs, select EPSON, and click EPSON Stylus Photo R2880 Driver. Click on the link below to view instruction manual:

http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/r2880_/r2880_ug.pdf

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&infoType=Doc&oid=104488&prodoid=63075040

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2010

    I would reinstall the printers software. It is possible that your current install became corrupted and this is the reason you don't see the matte paper option

  • carole81 Jun 03, 2010

    Thank you for your help, but I've already reinstalled the drivers twice, and could find nothing in the Users' Guide. I have a Mac, btw, if that makes any difference (iMac, Snow Leopard 10.6.3).
    Thanks.

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