Loading Type 2 310 gsm paper into Epson 3880 printer

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The Type 2 is a very stiff paper. This combined with the rubber loader tongue on the Epson 3880 can make it difficult to load. What I do with this paper is gently push from the back middle edge of the paper as the paper is fed into the printer. It should be a firm but gentle push (not so hard that it buckles the paper or make it miss-aligned.)

Make sure to clean the tongue with alcohol regularly (it can get slick and not grip the paper properly).

An alternative is to use the rear feed on this printer.

best,
Walker


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I have just received several boxes of 17 x 22 Cone Type 2 310 gsm paper. I have had great difficulty getting it to load into either of my Epson 3880 printers. When one sheet did load, the print posterized in the shadows. Previously, I printed the same image file on Cone Type 2 240 gsm paper and the final print was near perfect. I have tried serval different settings in the Epson menu with no resolution. Any hints or tricks.