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« on: January 28, 2006, 02:11:59 AM »


I have searched and searched and searched online and on forums to see if there is a solution to my problem. I am surprised I have not encountered mention of it. HOW does one prevent or eliminate the track marks from the rollers when doing dbl sided MATTE PAPER printing on an Epson 4000?!?!?

I am using Ultrachrome inks, + Epson Dbl Sided matte Paper. I have tried Red River Dbl also.
Things I have tried (but don't work):

1. Other paper
2. Letting first print side dry overnight before running second side.
3. Spraying 1st side with lumijet spray(drying for 2 hours), then running second side.
4. I was initialy tray feeding and thought it was the bending around of the paper through the printer path.
So...I tried front manual feed (straight paper path method)...Still marks!
5 Called help.

The rollers are clean. What is left on the print is a light sheen/scuffing that matches the outgoing rollers.
Any solutions suggestions?


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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006, 01:58:34 AM »

What about using another piece of (thin) paper over the first image to protect it and feeding the two pieces through together?



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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 01:06:54 PM »

Have you come across any solutions yet?

I have a 4800 and experience the same problem.  One suggestion was to remove the rollers but I do not know how this will effect performance.

It would be great to hear of your recent experiences.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 05:03:08 PM »

For the lowly 2200, MIS ( sells a set of little gizmos to insert into the printer that hold the pizza wheels up so they don't contact the paper surface. I installed them because I was always getting track marks on glossy paper, and the pizza wheels seem to be completely unnecessary.

I use Epson double-sided paper from time to time and have never noticed the track marks. So you might look to see if there is a way to wedge something against the shaft that the wheels ride on to hold them out of the way. I don't have either a 4000 or a 4800, so I don't know if the same trick will work on them.

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