Can anyone give some advice please.
I have been using a Canon Pixima MP170 now for about 6 months together
with 60gm paper.
Recently, when printing, it has started pulling anything from 1 to 15
pages through the rollers at the same time.
I even tried 90gm paper just incase the local shops were using a cheap
nasty brind of paper.
I have switched to an HP Laserjet 1100 MS printer and the self same
thing is happening with this printer.
Could it be that the rollers are dirty, though how you would get into
them to clean I have no idea, it certainly doesn't look as though it
is going to be an easy job, no screws.
On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 09:27:13 +0000, the_constructor wrote:
=================================It may be the damp weather that's affecting the paper.
Try 'riffling' the paper before each print job. If you're not aware of
this it means bending each end of the pile of paper to allow the sheets to
separate as they slip through your hands - like running the pages of a
book through your hand. Insert the paper into the printer guides and slide
the guides in far enough to *just* compress the pile of paper from side to
side - this is called 'cockling'.
If this shows an improvement consider keeping your paper in a warmer place
Using Ubuntu Linux
On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 03:43:25 -0800, robgraham wrote:
==================================It's been recommended practice ever since the days of ink and spirit
duplicators so if it produces harmful static we have to choose the lesser
of two evils. Maybe a job for 'Myth Busters'.
Using Ubuntu Linux
Both printers have a reputation for paper jam problems, IIRC. Try
Googling for more history.
In general, following the guidance given by the printer manufacturer
helps. Storage temperature and humidity, paper choice, loading, etc, do
Different makes/models of printers hace good and bad reputations in this
respect - something worth considering when choosing a printer.
My old Canon BJC-7000 was bad for this as it got older. I often
cleaned the picking rollers using a sheet of card with double-sided
tape lined up with the rollers. You need card otherwise the paper
rolls round the roller :(
IMO all printers picking mechanisms eventually lose their 'picktion'
due to paper dust impregnation. I now look for mechanisms that I can
clean regularly - but they are few and far between as the manufacturers
want you to see printers as disposable and they like clip-fit plastic
construction as it keeps the skill and hence cost down.
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