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Re: Pictorico OHP and Epson 2200 problems

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  • Subject: Re: Pictorico OHP and Epson 2200 problems
  • From: Jeremy Moore <jeremydmoore@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 18:38:23 -0500
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The 2200 doesn't have a software option to set the platen to wide, but
you can flip the physical switch on the back right side of the printer
(it's a plastic lever). This may solve the problem with the thicker


On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Diana Bloomfield
<dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> 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.
>  Diana
>  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
>  >