Hi everyone and greetings from Finland! I'm new at this forum although have been enjoying your posts for a long time, thanks to all of you. Now I'm here for some help.
I have a Leica M9 and epson 3880 printer. For printing I use Lightroom. Yesterday I bought 50 sheets of Ilford A4 Gold fibre silk paper. When I printed to it using auto feeder or the rear manual feeder I got bad results. At all the for corners of the print there was an area of 1cm x 1cm with vertical print head scratches. I tried several sheets, and the scratches were allways there at the same places. In between the Ilford sheets I tried Photo Rag Baryta with no problems.
Then I decided to try the front manual feeder. The scratches were gone, but also part of the picture was missing. When the paper was at landscape orientation, the vertical borders were much too wide taking away parts of the photo. The horisontal borders remained at the right width. The parts, where there were scratches before, remained to be seen.
I just wonder what I'm doing wrong with the front feeder? I didn't change anything in Lightroom, only chose the right paper feeder in the epson driver. I would also be curious to know, is there a problem with my printer with those scratches or is it just something that can occur with some papers unless using the front feeder. I noticed cuite a bit curling with the Ilford paper compared to Photo ragt baryta.
I would be very grateful for any help with this. Thanks!
Best regards, Jyrki