NOT OK: R3000 second print (ABW) - lot of regular linear scratches... :(

Started Dec 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
irvweiner Contributing Member • Posts: 705
Re: UPDATE5 (back to topic)

I note that you are still insisting on using the front load method. You have been repeatedly advised to use the rear load or the rear autoload slot for your media. Once your media has been successfully loaded the printer doesn't care what it is or was. Yes, if the platen gap or paper thickness is too small, the paper may not feed. Many users of the 'Fine Art' have selected a similar matte media type just to avoid the extra large borders imposed by the 'Fine Art' media selection. Those of us using CM's or Spyders will create a new profile and name, not just to get a 'better' print but to bypass Epson's restrictions--and even get a better print.

I'm glad to note that the manual folding of the 4 corners reduced your head strikes when you loaded front mode, and disappeared when finally loaded from the rear autoload. I repeat, attempting to flatten your sheet media by using heavy books won't do it--neither will driving over them with your auto!!  A successful no-cost technique utilizes a cardboard tube (50-75 mm dia.). Cover the media sheet with a fine fabric material (against the print surface-for protection) and 'reverse' wind the fabric and media around the tube. Hold in place with elastic bands for 5-20 minutes, remove, fold all 4 corners and insert the media into the rear printer loading slot. Now preposition the media by executing the 'Load Paper' command, the media if accepted will move into the preload position and stop. Press 'Print' and pray!!

Finally, please listen to and follow the recommended advice of those contributors in this forum--they have been thru 'hell' and back more than once when your present problem was their own problem in the past!

good luck  irv weiner

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