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I have an Epson XP-400. I am printing 80lb card stock, 8 1/2

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I have an Epson XP-400. I am printing 80lb card stock, 8 1/2 x 11. The first 50 or so went fairly smoothly...now, it is barely catching the paper---I am almost hand-feeding the paper. Have checked all the trouble-shooting, and I am doing nothing wrong, except what???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Mike Taylor replied 1 year ago.
Hi and Welcome to Just Answer/Pearl, my name is XXXXX XXXXX will be assisting you with your issue today. Please rate my answer at the end of the session.

According to the printer specifications, you shouldnt be using card stock in this printer.

When you do in fact use card stock in a printer not designed to do so, it can actually damage the feeder as it isnt designed for the thickness or type.

It basically forces the feeder open, so after 50 sheets, it was most likley enough to open the feeder up enough to no longer catch.

You may want to test this by trying to print something on plain paper as I would be interested to know if the feeder catches it now.

Please let me know what you find

Thanks Mike
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Does not say anything about not taking card stock on the specs of the printer (none that I found), but that would explain what is happening. Will check my printed specs and see if that is true. In the meantime, will check plain paper

Expert:  Mike Taylor replied 1 year ago.

I would not lie to you, it is on the epson site against your model number below.

Click HERE to see the specs.

I am a very straight forward tech with nothing but knowledge im afraid.

My goal is to help you and tell you what is wrong and I wont lie to you to get paid.

Thanks Mike



Expert:  Mike Taylor replied 1 year ago.

PC-Free Paper Support:

  • Plain (Letter)
  • Photo (lete, 4" x 6")

Paper Sizes: 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", A4, half letter, user definable, 16:9 wide

Maximum Paper Size: 8.5" x 44"

Borderless Sizes: Photo: 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, A4, 16:9 wide

Paper Types:

  • Plain paper
  • EPSON® Bright White Paper
  • Presentation Paper Matte
  • Premium Presentation Paper Matte
  • Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
  • Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
  • Brochure & Flyer Paper Matte Double-sided
  • Photo Paper Glossy
  • Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
  • Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper
  • Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets

Envelope Types: No. 10

Input Paper Tray Capacity: 100 sheets plain paper

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