Paper Source Setting Is Invalid. epson printer


My Epson printer WF-2750 will not photocopy, the error message reads: “The Paper Source Setting Is Invalid”

melisa Answered question March 19, 2022

This is the STUPIDEST PRINTER in the world! The problem is that the printer will NOT PHOTOCOPY onto anything BUT plain paper. If you want to copy onto matte or glossy paper, you must select “plain” paper. Period, end of story. If you want to “COPY” onto photo paper, you must SCAN the document first, and then PRINT it onto the matte or glossy paper. This is from the Epson web site*: “The product supports copying on PLAIN PAPER in these sizes: Letter (8.5 x 11 inches), A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches), and Legal (8.5 x 14 inches).” (caps mine). For saving ink, this isn’t an unreasonable choice from an engineering standpoint, but EPSON has done a shitty job of explaining this issue in both the user interface *and* the EPSON documentation! I bought this printer mainly to copy physical photos onto photo paper. This just isn’t possible with this printer; I have to scan each photo and then print it onto glossy paper. You can just select “plain” paper and then copy onto photo paper (matte or glossy) to try to work around this problem, but the printer won’t use the correct amount of ink or the right speed (dry time between lines), and the image quality isn’t very good!

The worst part of this was trying to figure it out. The user interface for this printer is absolutely abysmal. It’s the worst interface I’ve ever seen on a printer! The documentation doesn’t really make this clear, and the EPSON tech support are largely clueless and don’t know to explain this to customers!


Just started not being able to copy [The Paper Source Setting Is Invalid] on my one year old (almost to the day!) Epson WF-2750. I tried many ideas, but the one that finally worked for me was changing from borderless to BORDER!

Thank YOU for advice about “with border” to print document. It worked!

I have an Epson printer and it really works well, where to buy an original ink for my printer.

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Cynthia (anonymous) 2 Comments

No help from the epson support. Each time there is a windows update or some updates on my PC this error message “paper source setting is invalid” pops up. So basically i have to spend another precious 30 minutes to change the settings back to normal or reinstall the drivers. This sucks. Going to sell this useless epson printer and get any other printer that does not give me a headache everytime.

venmartin Posted new comment September 3, 2019

They make great doorstops or boat anchors.

I had this issue after an update. Epson support told me it was a Windows issue and to get help from Windows Support. I told them it was obviously an Epson software issue and asked where I could download older drivers. No help at all. Luckily I found this solution.
Epson is useless with tech issues. When I had problems with other equipment drivers (tablets, etc.) the companies were always glad to hear of issues and made fixes or updated drivers to correct things. Not Epson.

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