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TommyWeir

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Trying to print on dark brown paper
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:02:41 PM »

First I know it's not photographic printing... it's for a cover for a handmade book.

But my Epson won't even let me load it.   Too thick for the regular sheet feeder, when i put via Front feed or Rear feed, the printer rejects it.

Thoughts?

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Re: Trying to print on dark brown paper
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 03:15:12 PM »

The printer may be sensing that the paper has been 'inked'. Not sure what Epson's protocol is on paper sensing. Is the paper absolutely smooth? What printer? You should be able to call an Epson tech to get the answer. BTW, the Epson ink is transparent, except for black, so the print will look like crap if it is color.
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Re: Trying to print on dark brown paper
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 03:33:20 PM »

First I know it's not photographic printing... it's for a cover for a handmade book.

But my Epson won't even let me load it.   Too thick for the regular sheet feeder, when i put via Front feed or Rear feed, the printer rejects it.

Thoughts?

Depends on the sensors used in loading. If they are mechanical like a simple switch or using infrared light then you have a good chance it will load a colored or already printed paper. For example the HP Z3200 and Z3100 that I have. If the sensors use white light it can be a problem as it sees no difference between the sheet and the darker printing bed.

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Re: Trying to print on dark brown paper
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 05:06:30 PM »

If you canít turn the sensor off, you can tape a 1Ē leader to your paper to fool it. Itís a common trick in the B&W world. Low tack masking tape is good for minimising damage to your good paper.
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Re: Trying to print on dark brown paper
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 09:55:06 PM »

Our old Canon 6100 would allow anything through the thick feed, clear plastic and timber veneer. We used to put veneers through it and print strong highly saturated stuff. Then glue the veneer under pressure to 1/4 " mdf.  Good for certain non-photo images.
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Re: Trying to print on dark brown paper
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 08:01:39 AM »

Hello Tommy,

Try this low tack Japanese tape. Well known in the Graphic Design world.

https://davinciartistsupply.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=139029

Peter

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Re: Trying to print on dark brown paper
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 06:45:08 AM »

Cheers All, I will try the masking tape...  It's just for black ink on the cover as a title.
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