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Re: Pictorico OHP and Epson 2200 problems

Hi Gregg,

My 3800 jammed a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was from another brand of transparency I was using, but later I realized it was actually Pictorico-- but the newer version. I had never had a problem before, either on the 2200 or the 3800. For me, this newer version seemed to be a lot thicker. There was a huge screeching noise (kind of like a train putting on breaks) while the transparency was going through, and then it just stopped mid-way. I got a "fatal error" blinking message, which didn't look good.

I called Epson and then took it into a place near us that Epson recommended on a Friday, and they had it ready Monday. Anyway, the printer went into some sort of "carriage reversal," and he told me, in future if I use that same transparency material, to change the platen gap on the printer to "wide." I assume the 2200 has that option as well.

Again, never had a problem before, but this Pictorico that seemed to cause the problem is a lot thicker than what I've used in the past. I went back and used a different kind of transparency-- can't remember the name now-- but it's thinner, and I had no problem. I'm guessing that if you change the platen gap, it will work better.


On Mar 11, 2008, at 4:24 PM, Gregg Kemp wrote:

I got a new package of Pictorico "Premium" OHP film last week and tried making some negatives with it over the weekend. The first 3 sheets jammed in my printer, an Epson 2200. I never had this problem with the "regular" Pictorico, but have only printed one package of that. I put a stiff backing sheet in the printer, the one that comes with the film, and the sheets passed through better, but some get small marks along them, as if caused by gears tearing into them to pull them along. Some come out OK, and some with marks, with no pattern I can figure out. Out of a pack of 20, I got maybe 3 negatives without any damage on them.

I goggled for some help, and also searched the list archives, but didn't find anything exactly like this problem.

Has anyone else had a problem like this? I'm wondering if its the "premium" version of Pictorico thats the problem(?)

- Gregg