Epson 3800 loading canvas

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by steve_johnston|4, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. I have been loading canvas on my Epson Stylus Pro 3800 from the front. It's a pain and I have to guide the canvas out the front using a pallet knife to keep it from hanging up and destroying the printer. I saw a video showing canvas being loaded via the rear loader, much like paper. Will that work on a 3800 model?? Thanks.
     
  2. Oops! I meant that I saw a video of canvas being loaded via the rear loader of an Epson 3880 model. Will that work on a 3800 model? Sorry
     
  3. I use canvas with my 3800, and my photo partner uses the 3880 using the same method. Both work fine using the method of taping a 1 inch strip across the lead edge going into the printer and then manually loading it through the rear feed. Maybe this is the same method used in the video. There are lots of links you can find via Google, here's one on the subject - http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=15129 , and here's another (the best one) http://www.breathingcolor.com/blog/how-to-load-canvas-sheets-in-a-desktop-printer/
    Some papers load easier than others but I've had success with at least 4 different papers. Sometimes it might take 2 or 3 tries to get the printer to pick up and load the paper, usually because I haven't aligned the bond paper correctly, but I've never had a paper that wouldn't load.
     
  4. Very helpful link Don. Thanks very much!
     

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