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Loading Paper

Loading single sheets
Using special media
Loading capacities for EPSON special media
Storing EPSON Photo Paper
Loading envelopes

Loading single sheets

Follow the steps below to load plain paper into the printer.

Lower the output tray and slide out the extension. Next, hold down the tab on the left edge guide and slide the guide so that the distance between the edge guides is slightly wider than the width of your paper.

Fan a stack of paper, and then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.

Load the stack of paper in the sheet feeder with the printable side up and the right edge of the paper resting against the right edge guide. Then, slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper. Make sure that the paper stack is loaded under the tabs inside the edge guides.

Note:
  • Leave enough space in front of the printer for the paper to be fully ejected.
  • Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first.
  • Make sure that the paper stack fits under the arrow mark inside the edge guide.
  • Make sure that the paper is loaded under the tabs inside the edge guides.
  • If the paper is curled, flatten it or curl it slightly toward the opposite side before loading. Printing on curled paper may cause ink to smear on your printout, especially when printing with the Minimize Margins option selected under More Options (Windows) or the Maximum option selected for Printable Area (Macintosh).


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Using special media

You can achieve good results with most types of plain paper. However, coated paper results in higher quality printouts because these media absorb smaller amounts of ink.

EPSON provides special media that is formulated for the ink used in EPSON ink jet printers. EPSON recommends using media distributed by EPSON to ensure high-quality results.

When loading special media distributed by EPSON, read the instruction sheets packed with the media first and keep the following points in mind.

Caution:
  • Cleaning sheets packaged with EPSON special media should not be used with this printer. The cleaning function performed by these sheets is not necessary with this type of printer, and the sheets could jam in the printer.
  • Load the media printable side up in the sheet feeder. See the instruction sheets packed with the media to determine which side is the printable side. Some types of media have cut corners to help identify the correct loading direction, as shown in the illustration.

Note:
  • If you extend the printable area by selecting the Minimize Margins check box under More Options (Windows) or the Maximum option for Printable Area (Macintosh) in the printer software, the cut corner on special paper may mar your printout.
  • Make sure that the paper stack fits under the arrow mark located on the side of the left edge guide.
  • Make sure that the paper is loaded under the tabs inside the edge guides.
  • If the paper is curled, flatten it or curl it slightly toward the opposite side before loading. Printing on curled paper may cause ink to smear on your printout, especially when printing with the Minimize Margins check box selected under More Options (Windows) or the Maximum option selected for Printable Area (Macintosh).
  • If you wish to print on the reverse side of an Ink Jet Card with the Minimize Margins check box selected under More Options (Windows) or the Maximum option selected for Printable Area (Macintosh), curl the card so that it will lie flat before loading.


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Loading capacities for EPSON special media

Refer to the chart below to find the loading capacities for EPSON special media.

Media Type

Loading Capacity

Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

Up to 30 sheets.
Up to 10 sheets at a time for legal size

Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards

Up to 30 ink jet cards.
Always place the included support sheet* under the cards.

Ink Jet Transparencies

Up to 10 sheets. Always place a support sheet* under the stack of Ink Jet Transparencies.

Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets

One sheet at a time.

Photo Paper or Glossy Photo Paper

Up to 20 sheets. Always place a support sheet* under the stack of Photo Paper.

Photo Stickers 16

One sheet at a time. Always place a support sheet* under the paper.

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

One sheet at a time.
Up to 20 sheets for 5 x 7" size paper. Always place a support sheet* under the stack of Premium Glossy Photo Paper.

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper

One sheet at a time.

Premium Luster Photo Paper

One sheet at a time.

Panoramic Photo Paper

One sheet at a time. Always place a support sheet* under the paper.

Iron-On Transfer Paper

One sheet at a time.

Matte Paper-Heavyweight

Up to 20 sheets. Always place a support sheet* under the stack of paper.

Double-Sided Matte Paper

One sheet at a time. Always place a support sheet* under the paper.

*  Take care not to print on support sheets that are loaded under special media.


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Storing EPSON Photo Paper

Return unused paper to the original package as soon as you finish printing. EPSON recommends storing your printouts in a resealable plastic bag. Keep them away from high temperature, humidity, and direct sunlight.


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Loading Envelopes

Follow the steps below to load envelopes into the printer.

Lower the output tray and slide out the extension. Next, hold down the tab on the left edge guide and slide the guide so that the distance between the edge guides is slightly wider than the width of your envelope.

Load envelopes short edge first with the flap side down, as shown in the illustration.

Note:
  • Select these settings in your printer driver:

  • Plain paper under the Paper Options setting
  • Envelope size under the Paper Size setting
  • Landscape as orientation
  • The folding quality and thickness of envelopes vary widely. If the total thickness of the stack of envelopes exceeds 10 mm, press each envelope in the stack flat before loading. If print quality declines when a stack of envelopes is loaded, load one envelope at a time.
  • Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded.
  • Flatten the envelope flaps before loading.
  • Avoid using envelopes that are too thin as they may curl during printing.


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