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Old Apr 28, 2003, 7:23 PM   #1
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Default Cardstock paper and photo inkjets

Can someone tell me if they have tried paper heavier than 17lb. text weight in a Canon i950? Canon says 17 lb. text is the maximum weight and that cardstock can't be used - true?
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Old Apr 28, 2003, 7:25 PM   #2
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Well if cannon says that is the maxium wieght that can be used with that printer I'd believe it. But thats the first inkjet printer I've seen in years that can't do cardstock.
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Old Apr 28, 2003, 9:29 PM   #3
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Canon's own documentation (the Quick Start Guide) states [as copied from their docs]:

*Print Media to Avoid

Do not use the following types of paper. Using such paper will not only produce unsatisfactory results, but can also cause the printer to jam or malfunction.
Folded, curled or wrinkled paper
Damp paper
Excessively thin paper (less than 64 gsm or 17 lb)
Excessively thick non-Canon branded paper* (more than 105 gsm or 28 lb)
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Old Apr 29, 2003, 12:34 AM   #4
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Wow no more than 28lbs. Thats just insanly thin. I've ran cardboard stock through my epson printer with no problems before.


I suppose you should just look at your needs. If cardstock is it then the cannon may not be the best bet for you. If you really don't care too much about that then by all means get a cannon.
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I have had no problems running card stock through my HP printers. The HPs do not have the best paper path process.
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Old Apr 29, 2003, 9:20 PM   #6
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That's one of the reasons I like Epson so much: with a straight-through paper path, it's virtually jam free! Also, HP's and other printers make it difficult if not impossible to print on envelopes, index cards and smaller papers, and 90# paper!
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 12:54 AM   #7
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Although I have ran that cardboard stock through and HP before. The pro series ones take it with no problems. The regular series ones do not.
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