Epson Stylus Photo R280 Ink Jet Printer

Selected FAQ

Q:
What can I do about paper feed problems?
A:
Check the following:

  • Make sure the paper support extension is pulled up.


  • If paper doesn’t feed, remove it from the sheet feeder. Reload it against the right edge, behind the tab, then slide the left edge guide against the paper, and make sure it’s not too tight. Make sure the paper is not above the arrow mark inside the edge guide.


  • If multiple pages feed at once, remove the paper from the sheet feeder, fan the edges to separate the sheets, then reload it.


  • If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you may have set the wrong paper size. Press the paper button to eject the paper. Select the correct paper size before you reprint.


  • If it’s wrinkled when it ejects, the paper may be damp or too thin. Load new paper.


  • Make sure you use new, smooth, high-quality paper that is not curled, creased, old, or too thin. Load it printable side up.


  • Make sure you don’t load hole-punched paper.


  • Store any unused paper flat to prevent it from curling in its original packaging in a dry area.


  • Heavily saturated prints may curl, causing a paper jam when printing on both sides of the paper.


  • Don’t load more than the recommended number of sheets. If you’re printing on both sides of the paper, try loading fewer sheets.


  • Paper type
    Load up to
    this many sheets
    Epson Premium Bright White Paper120
    Epson Presentation Paper Matte80
    Epson Photo Paper Glossy
    Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
    Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
    Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
    Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
    Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
    Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
    20
    Epson Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets
    Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper
    1


  • If the paper jams, do the following:


    1. Press the paper button for several seconds to clear the jam.


    2. If that doesn't work, open the cover and remove any jammed paper, including small pieces that may have torn off.


    3. Close the cover, reload the paper and press the paper button.
Published: August 3, 2007

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