Paper Source Setting Is Invalid. epson printer

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

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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!

*https://epson.com/faq/SPT_C11CE71201~faq-282811?faq_cat=faq-8796127406156

Just come off the phone to EPSON with my Invalid error with paper settings for the COPY mode. Go to maintenance and reset data and settings option, bingo it worked.

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!

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Livi (anonymous) 2 Comments

Even the epson technical support was not able to help me with this. The tried everything and it still showed paper source setting is invalid. However when i saw this and changed from plain to matte settings, it worked. thanks

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even when i changed it to matte it still didnt work like we have tried eveything im thinking about taking it back bc this dont make no sense

The simple solution, sell it on ebay with the notification that it prints but does not photo copy, and then buy a real printer, like HP or something.

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