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EPS-5012 • How to load sheet media (Epson Inkjet)

***Always read the Epson printer user guide or contact Epson for tech support with any Epson product or software.***


Desktop printer models:
Desktop models (such as the 1400, 1410, 1430, 1800, 1900, 2400 etc.) load film from the top of the printer. Even if your desktop has a roll feature do not load films from the back of the printer. The emulsion layer on the film must be facing "up" (facing the inkjets) when loaded. Load one sheet at a time to prevent sticking.

If you want to load multiple film sheets at one time look at the Ditto Film Feeder.

Wide format printer models:
First: You can not load sheet and roll media at the same time, you must remove the roll media

On the front of printers such as the 4000, 4800, 4880 and 4900 there is a proper sheet media tray. Load all film sheets one at a time. The emulsion side on the film must be facing "down" when loaded. The film flips over when passing through the printer, the emulsion side will be facing "up" (facing the inkjets) when it comes out of the printer.

Good Tip: Regardless of what the Epson user guide shows you "do not" load sheet media through the back of an Epson roll media printer. It will constantly report media a feed issue or report media out each time a sheet is passed through. Annoying. If that section of the printer is expecting a roll of media there should always be media ready to print. Once a single sheet passes the sensor it sees no media and therefore warns the user. If your printer has a proper sheet media loader in the front and you are loading normal media size sheets of standard stock thickness (mil) then use the proper feed tray and avoid this issue.

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