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Using Special Media

Loading capacities for EPSON special media
Storing EPSON Photo Paper

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 are 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.

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.

Note:
  • To avoid gaps, always return the adjust lever to the  position before printing on media of standard thickness.
  • When the adjust lever is in the  position, make sure that the High Speed check box in the printer driver's Advanced dialog box is cleared. To clear this check box, you may also need to change the Print Quality setting or align the print head using the Print Head Alignment utility.
  • 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. Set the adjust lever to the position before printing.

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 for legal size.

Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards

Up to 30 index 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 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

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

Panoramic Photo Paper

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

Matte Paper Heavyweight

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

Premium Semi-Gloss Photo Paper

One sheet at a time.

Iron-On Transfer Paper

One sheet at a time.

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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