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Re: Pictorico OHP and Epson 2200 problems

I adjusted the switch on the back of my printer, setting it to the "letter" setting, and tried one more print. This one was OK, but still screeched a little. Now I'm out of Pictorico and have ordered more. This is a slow process in more ways than I imagined.

Thanks for the info.


On Mar 11, 2008, at 7:38 PM, Jeremy Moore wrote:


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

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

Gregg Kemp