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Printing business cards

Will not pick up the business card sheet. hear rollers trying inside to pick it up but will not load through feeder. need help asap.
cards: AVery 8871 / white matte finish / 10 count on sheet, clean edge / 2" x 31/2"

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Feed sheets through front manuel feed slot.
base tray is mainly for up to 90grm paper,anything heavier
can feed for a time but tends to fault.also try and clean the
paper pick up rollers regularly.

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