11-27-2003 11:51 PM
I havent been able to print anything on heavy papers, even some thick photopapers are jammed and ink is spilled all over the place.
At home I have Canon S520 and it prints everything from 60g paper to 300g no problemo. How can I convince my boss that this printer cant print our christmascards???
11-28-2003 04:51 PM
However, you might try the paper that HP calls Brochure and Flyer paper. They also sell the same paper under the name Everyday Photo Paper. It's 36 Lb, but fairly flexible, so it goes thru OK. It also supports printing on both sides without bleed thru. $15 for 100 sheets at CompUSA.
11-29-2003 07:46 AM
I've owned my HP 1220 printer for about 3 years now and every time I try to print on heavy grade paper I give up in frustration. The feed in the back has NEVER WORKED for me. Although the quality is excelent, for general printing, HP photo paper and other stock frequently tends to bind. When trying to print a typical full page photo on HP Premium Photo Paper, I virtually always end up having to waste 3 or more sheets in order to get one good print. (Hence at $33.49 per package for 50 sheets, that becomes one VERY EXPENSIVE print - to say nothing of the wasted ink at $89.00 per cartridge.) Paper binds in the printer and the image gets cut off. When it does work, it works superbly well, but it only works 25% of the time - and NEVER reliably. I would certainly like to see a CLEANING kit enclosed with every packet of HP's paper. That might help with providing a consistently placed image. My EPSON Stylus Color II (bought in '96) on the other hand prints superb photographs, on all stock - but the ink is now almost impossible to get without going on line.
I would not recommend trying to print your Christmas Cards on this printer unless you're parepared to pay 3 times what their worth in materaisl and 20 or more times what their worth in time and frustration.
11-30-2003 12:36 PM
I shoudl have read the forum a little more before I made my post. Well, based on all of your experience, I guess I just got myself a very nice wide format DJ printer that won't do heavy paper. It is a big disappoinment indeed. It is a shame.
Anyone has experience with the DJ 1120C with heavy paper???
11-30-2003 08:57 PM
Its funny to compare 1220c with my own Canon S520. I had a card that was torn and ragged after HPs treatment and it still came out nicely from Canon. Canon reliability is close to 100% with any given paper or even cards. HP is good with thin papers but with any other paper less than 40% or impossible.
So you are sure there is no secret adjustmentstick in 1220c that adjusts the height of the system where paper goes through? There is one in Canon but I havent even been forced to use it yet.
12-01-2003 02:07 AM
The only printer I have ever seen that just makes me happy every time I use it is the $119 (US) HiTi 630PL dye sub printer. It only prints 4x6 borderless, but the dye sub process is cheaper than inkjet and the coating it applies is moisture and UV resistant. Perfect, beautiful, glossy prints--the dye sub process is equivalent to an inkjet at 4800dpi) every time. Cost is about 41 cents per picture--about half that of comparable inkjet prints.
Contrast with my old HP 2000C (aka the Money Pit) which is a roll of the dice any time I print photos. Or my former Canon inkjet (I forget the model), which ate every other page.
Hit all the forums before you buy.
12-01-2003 08:13 AM
Well. That is it. Thank you all.
12-01-2003 10:25 AM
12-03-2003 01:04 PM
12-09-2003 05:55 AM
03-16-2004 12:02 PM
Actually the 1220c prints heavy stock rather nicely (make sure you check the manual for maximum thickness, though!).
In order to feed and print heavy stock from the rear of the unit, you simply have to do the following: go to...
PROPERTIES... Paper source
here it defaults to "auto select". You want to change this to "manual paper feed"
Viola! Simply feed the edge in the slot and the printer takes over! End of problem! Happy Printing!
04-06-2004 02:23 PM
I've had my printer for three years and have yet to get it to feed from the back.
04-21-2004 09:16 AM
However, I do have a problem and I hope someone can define the help instructions from the support@HP.com. After printing 15 sheets, a screeching/grinding/or high tension sound emits. The cartridge tray runs smoothly across prior to 15 sheets. This just began on Sunday. Other than the standard instructions (e.g., turn off power, etc.) one statement is to remove the "rear trough". Where is this animal? I can't find any pictures on their web site to help. Another is to turn the rollers upward while pushing the clutch to the back until it engages the paper pick roller and then release the clutch. It goes on to state that the mechanism will clunk into space. After another instruction, the winner is the next to the last instruction: close the top cover and install the rear trough. Anyway, it prints very nicely and quietly up to 14 sheets then the noise begins. Is this "trough" the bay? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lily
07-23-2009 08:04 AM
Oddly, I bought my wife a cheapo HP printer for downstairs use, a Deskjet F2180, which is a colour printer, scanner and photocopier - all for less than thirty pounds - and guess what? - it prints my business card no problem. All my disk labels, cards or anything on heavy paper goes through this one.
None of that takes away from the fact that this stupid 1220C darn well should be able to cope with a bit of card.
04-03-2011 09:58 PM
Here's the problem and a solution that worked for me on an abandoned unit that was clogged with ink as well (see messy clean-up solution for that elsewhere in this strem): The end result was perfect rear feed of 13" x 19" Epson Glossy Photo Paper - gorgeous!
The paper feed rollers are too smooth to feed most plastized photo paper given that it is all thicher as well. The tension rollers on top of the paper feed rollers that force the paper onto the feed rollers are very stiff and the combination of slickness, too much spring tension, thick paper, and the width of some thick paper all work to halt the paper take-up.
1. Remove the plastic box at the back (used to access and clear jams)
2. Wipe out area especially the rollers with damp paper towel - leave no paper esidue
3. Scary part - turn on printer and as it goes through it's initiation the rollers will turn about one revolution. As they are turning wipe them off as above. Go through the on/off cycle with the power button as many times as it takes.
This may be all that is needed. You can also use common household rubbing alchol (isoproponal). But, if the unit has had a lot of usage the rollers will likely have a slightly glazed or have streaky appearance. These may have oxidized as well. So,...
4. Cut small pieces of ScotchBrite and repeat number three above. Rubbing with the direction of the roller axle will help to even out any oddities with the rollers. Don't overdue it - just enough. Blow-out or vacuum out the debris.
5. Wipe the rollers with the Isoproponal as in number three, preferably with the Isoproponal.
6. Reassemble and test with plain paper on all three feed slots.
Hope it'll do for you as well as it did for me. We really love this old guy and he's worth the bit of trouble.
09-14-2011 12:10 PM
Dear HP users of that frisky, tight 1220 C with Photo Stock papers:
I have developed a jury-rigged method for printing the heavier stock photo papers in the normal feed tray.
Note that you will probably lose a 1/2 margin of your paper and that you cannot print on a full 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper but you can still get a pretty big photo-print!! I am looking at a beauty right now on some Office Max photo paper!
Assemble these materials first:
1.) Scotch brand or similar clear tape in the thinner ½ inch width.
2.) A sheet of normal photocopy paper or thinner ink jet/laser paper.
3.) Your photo stock paper you know the kind that refuses to roll through the machine.
4.) Maybe a ruler and a thin weight for the glossy paper while you tape the "undersheet"
5.) A clean, flat table 2 ft square helps out also.
Here are the steps:
1.) Lay down a sheet of the photo stock glossy or matte/print side UP.
2.) Slide a sheet of the copy paper underneath it until about 1/4 inch or 3/8ths is visible above it.to the right side)
3.) Tape these two together with the tape all the way across. (make sure it is a even distance across!!)
4.) Load in the tray by itself for now like normal, I think it's print Side UP!! (NO sloppy loading, be careful)
5.) Make your print settings accordingly
What we are doing is using that tight grab power of the roller to take up that light weight paper which
helps pulls the heavier stock over the hump and into the machine.
I have not used this extensively but every time I have it has not failed me.
Since the tape will most likely take the finish off the glossy stock you will have to trim awaythe ruined paper which is a small margin overall.
Please try this and let me know how things go!!