Printing on the wrong side of the paper

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Printing on the wrong side of the paper
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"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

Twice now I have managed to choose the wrong side of the paper for printing. I know from my first experience, quickly I might add, when the print is coming out of the printer that I have inserted the paper wrong side up. The ink is very wet and easily transfers to my fingers. Not to mention a very ugly looking print. And a waste of good paper and ink. The paper was Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster that came as a sample pack with my new PRO-300 printer, so not a total waste of a paper I'd purchased. But still...

I wish that paper manufacturers would have some indication of which side was the back. This is a non-issue for me for glossy papers, but papers with a dull or matte finish are a problem - for me. My old eyes, and the fact I work in a darker room with the curtains closed to remove ambient light distractions while proofing and printing, I sometime (obviously) have trouble discerning the back from the front.

I know others have this problem too, and I would like to hear if there are any helpful ideas.

Additionally, does anyone know if this makes a mess inside of the printer? The ink on the wrong side of the paper is very wet and messy - does not seem to absorb into the paper at all. I worry that subsequent prints might pick up residual ink from one of these unfortunate printing episodes. It doesn't seem to have done so in my two cases.

Peter

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