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#1 noreenp79

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    Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

    I finally finished making my boarding passes, bought the supplies and have everything ready to go but when I went to print them on my computer on the fancy shimmery paper, the cardstock gets stuck and jams. :(  I have my printer on the setting for cardstock but no luck. :( Anyone have advice?  Should I just bite the bullet and go to Kinkos?

     



    #2 acireta

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      Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:17 PM

      What is the weight of the paper? I had major trouble with 110# cardstock, and tried everything, front loading inkjet, front loading laser, work copier, Kinkos, OfficeMax... even the industrial printers couldn't handle the heavy paper, but they could probably handle 60-80# paper.

       

      Maybe take a PDF on a thumb drive and a couple sheets of cardstock over to them and see if they can make it work?

       

      After all my drama, I got some advice from a bride on here to get a top/rear loading printer (HP Deskjet 3050A) and it was the only thing that worked for my super-heavy cardstock.

       

      Good luck!!!


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      #3 Norma83

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        Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

        I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble with printing.  It could be the type of printer you are using or the paper is just too thick for your printer.  Are you manually feeding the paper in?  I found that using a laser printer worked best for me.  I made boarding pass STD on magnet sheets and it worked just fine.  I would think the thickness of a magnet sheet would be somewhat the same as the cardstock.  I would maybe try feeding in the paper one at a time. 

         

        I hope this helps!



        #4 noreenp79

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          Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:37 PM

          Believe it or not I have the HP 3050 printer!  I printed it on regular card stock and it worked fine but the shiny kind I got doesn't catch in the printer and gets stuck.  I've tried doing it one at a time and tried helping the page through, but that actually made it worse. :( 

           

          I'm going to try taking some paper and the flash drive to an office supply store to see if that will work. 

           

          It's frustrating because I am soooo ready to get these done and out to my guests!!!

           

           



          #5 acireta

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            Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

            Seriously?! Well, crap, I swear by this printer.

             

            I know how you feel. There is nothing more frustrating than technology problems you can't fix when you're on somewhat of a deadline!! Please let me know what works for you. I have some projects planned with shimmer cardstock and now I'm crossing my fingers. 
             

            Originally Posted by noreenp79 

            Believe it or not I have the HP 3050 printer!  I printed it on regular card stock and it worked fine but the shiny kind I got doesn't catch in the printer and gets stuck.  I've tried doing it one at a time and tried helping the page through, but that actually made it worse. :( 

             

            I'm going to try taking some paper and the flash drive to an office supply store to see if that will work. 

             

            It's frustrating because I am soooo ready to get these done and out to my guests!!!

             

             



             

             


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            #6 noreenp79

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              Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

              I had to bite the bullet and reorder lighter paper.  My cardstock was 107#, so I ordered the 80# paper of the same color and shimmer and it worked!!!!  Thanks for all the help ladies. 






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