Epson paper ONLY on Epson printers?

Epson paper ONLY on Epson printers?

Post by Mason » Sun, 11 Dec 2005 13:33:23


My packet of Epson Profession Media Premium Luster Photo Paper
bear the warning:

"Caution:

This media is manufactured for use with EPSON inkjet printers only.
Using this paper with other printers or copiers may cause hardware damage."

How could the paper cause hardware damage to, say, an HP inkjet printer?

That seems to be implied in such a broad warning.

They could have said:

"This media is manufactured for use with inkjet printers only."

Mason C
 
 
 

Epson paper ONLY on Epson printers?

Post by Arthur Ent » Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:54:49

Well, first off, I think you are correct that the major concern is that
the paper could literally destroy a laser printer. The surface probably
can melt right off the paper and adhere to the heated fuser of the laser
printer, and that could be a permanent damage to it.

However, I do believe Epson is making yet another statement here, and
that is this paper doesn't tend to work well with other inkjet
technologies. For instance, it may be very slow drying with inks from
other printer companies (thermal inks) and if that were the case, the
ink might transfer to internal rollers and other parts, causing damage
to the printer and ruined images, so wasted paper. This disclaimer is
pretty broad, and it says that Epson doesn't recommend you use that
paper in anything but Epson inkjet printers.

Art

 
 
 

Epson paper ONLY on Epson printers?

Post by Paul Heslo » Sun, 11 Dec 2005 23:55:07


I don't know how true this is but I always understood Epson have a
different process to the others.

--
Paul (We're too young to fall asleep)
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Epson paper ONLY on Epson printers?

Post by Jim » Mon, 12 Dec 2005 00:20:33


HP printers work quite differently from Epson. The statement merely means
that, if you use Epson paper in another brand printer, don't blame Epson if
something bad happens to the other brand printer.
That is way too broad.
Jim