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Re: color print, smudge, etc.

charles alexander wrote:
> I'm doing a little book with letterpress covers, and I tried, last night,
> thinking it would fail, to run some arches cover paper, which is the cover
> of this booklet, through my little epson color stylus 400, to print a color
> image which might go along with the letterpress covers. The book is a
> little dos-a-dos pamphlet to be distributed mostly at a reading by the two
> poets whose work it contains -- that reading occurs in a few weeks.
> To my utter surprise, the arches went through the epson printer just fine.
> Only problem, most of the sheets I put through as samples, about six of
> them, all picked up at least a very tiny smudge of ink somewhere. Most of
> these I can pick off with some of the paper fibers, or scratch off in some
> way. But I wonder if anyone has experience with this, if there's anything
> at all I can do with printer settings or anything else, to make this less
> likely to happen. Or is it just part of what one lives with when trying to
> do such things?
> Any help is most appreciated.
> charles
Try using the envelop setting on the printer. The directions are usually
under the cover of the printer. It essentially raises the printer head.
Hope this solves your problem.
Bob Nelson

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