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Topic: Help!!! My printer won't load my shrinky dink paper...  (Read 1475 times)
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« on: June 15, 2012 07:56:51 PM »

I was so excited to try the printable shrink paper to make some charms. However, my stupid printer won't pull the paper into it to print. It starts to, but then says "paper jam". I've done this for almost 1.5 hours and just can't get it to work.

I'm using the graphix version of the printable shrink paper - thought I'm not sure it would make a difference.

For those of you that DO print on shrink paper - what printer do you have??? I'm about to pull my hair out.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012 10:57:45 AM »

Most printers won't take "thicker" papers like cardstock and presumably sheets of shrink plastic when placed in the regular paper tray.  They need to be put into the special manual paper feed slot (which takes only one sheet at a time).  I think most printers have those, but sometimes they're on the back side of the printer.

You might also get a printer to load from the regular paper tray if you attach a regular sheet of paper at the top feeding end of the plastic sheet to make it more grab-able (you can do that by using tape somewhere need the top--crosswise-- or even fold it over the top edge and tape down on back side... or you could try some kind of pasted-on paper, etc).

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012 11:27:40 AM »

You might also have more luck if you tell your computer you're trying to print to a specialty paper. My big ole Samsung has a thousand options in the print set-up menu.

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