Epson Stylus Color 3000 User`s guide

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Quick Setup
Unpack the Printer
Remove any packing material from the printer, as described on
the Notice Sheet in the box. Save all the packaging so you can
use it if you need to transport the printer later. You’ll find these
items inside:
Paper tray cover
Manual feeder edge guides
(banner paper holders)
USB to parallel
cable
Banner paper cover
Paper tray
Ink cartridges
Place the printer flat on a stable desk near a grounded outlet.
Leave plenty of room in back for the cables and for a stack of
continuous paper, if you use it. Leave enough room in front for
the paper tray you’ll install in section 4.
Do NOT put the printer:
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In an area with high temperature or humidity
In direct sunlight or dusty conditions
Near sources of heat or electromagnetic interference, such
as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units
Also, be sure to follow the Safety Instructions in the
Introduction of your User’s Guide.
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Install the Manual Feeder Edge
Guides
The edge guides are used to guide paper into the manual feed
slot or to hold a roll of banner paper. (See Chapter 3 in your
User’s Guide.)
Place the top of the left edge guide over the manual feed guide
at the back of the printer, then snap the bottom edge of the
guide into place. Repeat for the right edge guide.
Install the Banner Paper Cover
Slide the clips on the bottom of the banner paper cover over the
tabs on the bottom of the manual feed guide. To close the
cover, push it up until the holes fit over the tabs on the back of
the printer.
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Attach the Paper Tray
1. Place the paper tray cover on the paper tray so that it fits
into the slots on the sides of the paper tray.
2. Insert the paper tray into the lower front opening of the
printer and push it firmly into position.
Plug In the Printer
1. Make sure the power is off. Check the P Operate button;
it’s off when its surface is even with the button guards on
each side.
Caution:
Do not plug the printer
into an outlet controlled
by a wall switch or timer,
or on the same circuit as
a large appliance. This
may disrupt the power,
which can erase memory
and damage the power
supply.
2. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded outlet. To
protect the printer from power surges, you may want to use
a surge protector.
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Install the Ink Cartridges
1. Press the P Operate button to turn on the printer. The
Operate light and all four Ink Out lights come on and the
Pause light begins flashing.
2. Open the ink cartridge compartment by pushing the top of
the ink compartment door. You see four slots for the ink
cartridges.
3. Open the ink cartridge packages.
4. Insert the cartridges, foil plug first, arrow on top, into the
slots. Insert cartridges in the following order: yellow,
magenta, cyan, and black. Each cartridge is “keyed” so it
can be inserted only into the correct slot. Push each
cartridge all the way into its slot until it meets resistance
and the corresponding ink cartridge light turns off.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets
into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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5. Close the ink compartment door.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer
when the Pause light is
flashing. However, if the
Pause light is still flashing
after 15 minutes and the
printer has stopped
moving or making noise,
you may turn off the
printer.
The printer begins charging the advanced ink delivery
system. Charging takes up to 10 minutes, with the Pause
light flashing until it’s finished; then the Pause light stays
on. Do not turn off the printer or interrupt this important
process or you’ll use up more ink than necessary.
When the Pause light stops flashing, the ink charging
process is finished.
6. Press the Pause button to turn off the Pause light.
Load the Paper
To test the printer operation, load several sheets of letter-size
plain paper in the built-in sheet feeder as described in this
section. For instructions on loading other types of paper or
using the other paper feeders, see your User’s Guide.
1. Make sure the paper release lever is set back to the single
sheet position.
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2. Open the printer hood and remove the paper tray cover.
3. Slide the right edge guide all the way left until it clicks into
place. Then slide the left edge guide to match the
approximate width of your paper.
Center support
Left edge guide
Right edge guide
4. Move the center support midway between the two edge
guides.
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5. Flip up the rear edge guide and slide it out until it stops.
Rear edge
guide
6. Fan a stack of paper and then even the edges.
7. Load the stack with the printable surface face down and
slide it all the way into the paper tray. Press the stack
against the right edge guide.
8. Slide the left edge guide against the left side of the paper.
Then slide the rear edge guide against the end of the paper.
9. Replace the paper tray cover.
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Test the Printer
1. Turn off the printer and wait until the Operate light turns
off.
2. While holding down the Load/Eject button, turn on the
printer. Hold down the Load/Eject button for three
seconds, then release it.
3. The first page prints on the first and last lines to measure
the page length. The next sheet prints character samples at
360 dpi (dots per inch). To stop the test, press the Pause
button after the second page prints to stop the test.
4. Press the Load/Eject button to eject any loaded pages.
Then turn off the printer.
If you have any problems with the test, see Chapter 6 in your
User’s Guide for more information.
Connect the Printer to Your
Computer
Depending on your system, you can connect the printer to your
computer using any of the following:
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Parallel interface—for Windows
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Parallel interface with the included USB-to-parallel cable—
for Windows 98 and above or Macintosh
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Optional IEEE 1394 FireWire interface card (C823722)—
for Windows 2000, XP, and Macintosh
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Optional 10/100 BaseT Ethernet interface card
(C12C823912)—network connectivity for all systems
In some cases, it may be to your advantage to use an optional
interface card instead of the built-in port.
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EPSON’s optional Ethernet card allows other users on your
network to access the printer. To provide adequate bandwidth,
you need a switched 100 Mbit hub on your network.
To connect your printer to a network interface you must first
install an optional interface card as described on page 10.
Connecting to the Parallel Port
Note:
If you are using the USBto-parallel cable on a
Windows 98 or
Windows Me system,
you must install the
printer software before
you connect the cable to
your computer. See
page 12 for instructions.
To use the printer’s built-in parallel interface, you need one of
the following:
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The USB-to-parallel cable included with the printer
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A shielded, bidirectional, parallel cable (Windows only)
1. Make sure the printer and your computer are turned off.
2. Connect the cable to the printer’s parallel interface; then
squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place on
both sides.
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3. Do one of the following:
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If you’re using the included USB-to-parallel cable,
connect the other end of the cable to one of the USB
ports on your computer (Windows 98 and above, or
Macintosh).
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If you’re using a parallel cable (Windows only),
connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s
parallel port and secure it as necessary.
After you connect the printer, you’re ready to install the
software, as described on page 12.
Installing and Connecting to an Optional
Interface Card
To connect the printer to an optional FireWire or Ethernet
card, you first need to install the card in your printer. You also
need the appropriate cable.
1. Turn off your computer and your printer.
2. IMPORTANT: Unplug the printer from its electrical
outlet. Not doing so will cause damage to the printer and
the card.
Caution:
Before installing the card,
you must unplug the
printer from the power
outlet to avoid damaging
the printer and the card.
3. Disconnect any interface cables from the printer.
4. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the two screws
securing the interface cover. Then lift off the cover.
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5. Set any DIP switches and jumpers on the card, if necessary.
See the manual the came with the card for details.
6. Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the
compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the card’s
connector into the printer’s internal socket.
7. Secure the interface card in the slot with the two screws
included with the card.
8. Connect one end of the appropriate cable to the card. Then
connect the other end to your computer’s FireWire port or
Ethernet port or hub.
In most cases, the printer automatically detects the interface
you’re using. However, if you have trouble printing through an
installed interface card, you may need to change the printer’s
I/F (interface) mode setting using default-setting mode. See
your printer User’s Guide for instructions.
To remove the interface card, first follow steps 1 and 2 in this
section. Remove the screws securing the card and carefully pull
it out of the internal printer socket. Then replace the interface
cover and screws you removed in step 4.
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Install the Printer Software
Follow the steps below (for Macintosh) or on page 14 (for
Windows) to install your printer software.
If you’re printing on a network, see Chapter 4 of your User’s
Guide for additional installation instructions.
Installing the Printer Software for Macintosh
After connecting the printer to your Macintosh, you need to
install the printer driver and utilities included on your printer
software CD-ROM. Follow these steps:
1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your drive.
3. If necessary, double-click the EPSON CD-ROM to open
EPSON icon.
its window. Then double-click the
4. Double-click Install Printer Driver for EPSON Stylus
Color 3000.
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5. At the next screen, click Continue. The following dialog
box appears:
6. Make sure Easy Install is selected, then click the Install
button. Click Continue on the next screen.
7. Follow the instructions to install your software and select a
default paper size. You see the following message:
8. Click OK. When you see a message informing you that
installation is complete, click Restart to restart your
Macintosh.
9. After your Macintosh restarts, select Chooser from the
Apple menu.
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You see the Chooser Window:
10. Click the icon for your printer, then click the printer port
icon.
11. Select the appropriate Background Printing radio button
to turn background printing on or off.
With background printing on, you can use your Macintosh
while it’s preparing a document for printing, and use the
EPSON Monitor3 utility to manage print jobs.
12. Close the Chooser.
Installing Printer Software for Windows
2000 or XP
After connecting the printer to your computer, you need to
install the printer driver and utilities on your printer software
CD-ROM. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure your printer is turned off.
Note:
If you’ve installed a
FireWire or Ethernet
card, you may see
additional screens as
Windows installs the
drivers for your card.
2. Turn on your computer.
3. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your drive. The
installer starts automatically. If it doesn’t start, double-click
My Computer or click Start > My Computer. Then
double-click your CD-ROM icon.
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You see the following:
4. Double-click Install Printer Driver for EPSON Stylus
Color 3000.
Note:
If you’re connecting with
a parallel cable or
Ethernet card, do not turn
on your printer when you
see a window telling you
to do so. Instead, wait
until the Stop Searching
button appears. Then
click the button and go to
step 6.
When installation is
complete, the port
setting defaults to LPT1
(parallel port). If you’re
using an Ethernet card,
you’ll have to reconfigure
the port setting. See your
User’s Guide for details.
5. If you’re connecting with a parallel cable or network
interface card, see the note at left.
If you’re connecting with the USB-to-parallel cable, press
the P Operate button when you see this window:
6. Wait a few minutes until installation is complete, then click
OK or Finish. If asked to do so, restart your computer.
7. If any screens remain open, close them to exit.
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Installing Printer Software for Windows Me
or 98
If you’re using the included USB-to-parallel cable, make sure
you install the software before connecting the cable to your
computer. The printer will work correctly with the
USB-to-parallel cable; however, you will not be able to use
EPSON Status Monitor to verify your Media Type setting,
paper supply, or ink levels.
Follow these steps:
Note:
If you’ve installed a
FireWire or Ethernet
card, you may see
additional screens as
Windows installs the
drivers for your card.
1. Make sure your printer is turned off, then turn on your
computer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your drive. The
installer starts automatically. If it doesn’t start, double-click
My Computer or click Start > My Computer. Then
double-click your CD-ROM icon.
You see this window:
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3. Do one of the following:
Note:
If you see a message
that your version of
Windows may not be
supported, click OK and
continue with the
installation process. The
software will be installed
and the printer will work
correctly.
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If you’re using a parallel cable, double-click Install
Printer Driver for EPSON Stylus Color 3000.
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If you’re using the included USB-to-parallel cable,
double-click Install Printer Driver with USB To
Parallel Cable Adapter.
4. If you’re using a parallel cable or network interface card,
skip to step 5.
If you’re using the included USB-to-parallel cable, connect
it when you see the following screen, then press the P
Operate button to turn on the printer.
5. When installation is complete, click OK or Finish. If asked
to do so, restart your computer.
6. If any screens remain open or continue to open, close them
to exit.
If you’re connecting with a parallel cable or optional
interface card, your software installation is complete.
If you’re connecting with the included USB-to-parallel
cable, continue with the following steps:
7. Click Start > Programs > Epson > Spool Manager4.
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8. Make sure the EPSON Stylus Color 3000 is selected, then
select Setup from the Queue menu.
9. Select Use Print Manager for this port, then click OK
and close the Spool Manager window.
See Your EPSON Documentation
Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000 User’s Guide tells you how to
do the following:
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print everything from a memo to a glossy photograph
use your printer software to fine-tune your printouts
keep your printer working at its best
solve any problems you may have
You can also access EPSON’s convenient on-screen help from
the printer software to get quick information while you’re
printing.
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EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
Copyright © 2003 by Epson America, Inc. 3/03
Printed in USA
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