Epson C12C824052 (Internal Type-B 10/100Base-T High Speed Ethernet Print Server) Specifications

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Epson Stylus Pro 4800
®
PRINTER GUIDE
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written permission of Seiko Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with
these Epson printers. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.
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Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for
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this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to
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Seiko Epson Corporation.
Printed on recycled paper.
© 2006 Epson America, Inc. 1/06
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for
this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this
device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused
interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Options and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
1 Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setting Up and Plugging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting to Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installing the Software for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.4.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.3.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installing the Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Updating Your Printer Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Downloading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Updating the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
2 Handling Paper and Other Media
Selecting Media for Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Guidelines for Using Epson Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Using Cut Sheet Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cut Sheet Paper Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Loading Paper in the Paper Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the Front Manual Feed Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using the Top Manual Feed Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Roll Paper Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Loading the Paper onto the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Placing the Paper in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Removing Paper from the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Switching Between 2-Inch and 3-Inch Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Printing Trim Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Optimizing the Settings for Your Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Creating Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Selecting Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
3 Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh
Choosing Page Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Choosing Color Management and Paper Configuration Options . . . . . 69
Choosing Roll Paper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Borderless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Creating a Custom Preset and Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Monitoring Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Checking Ink Levels and Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
4 Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Choosing Paper and Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Choosing Cut Sheet Paper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Choosing Roll Paper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Borderless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Choosing Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Setting Monitoring Preferences and Optimizing Print Speed . . . . . 98
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5 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer
Checking Printer Status and Part Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Printing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Viewing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Running a Power Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Changing the Black Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Draining the Old Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Installing the New Black Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Updating the Printer Driver Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Performing Additional Maintenance Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Changing the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Using the Maintenance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Replacing the Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Transporting or Storing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Preparing the Printer for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Setting Up the Printer After Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Removing the Optional Print Server Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
6 Solving Problems
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Checking Error Messages and Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Improving Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Solving Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Solving Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Clearing Roll Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Clearing Paper Tray Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Clearing Paper Jams from the Manual Feed Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
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A Specifications
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Printer Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Cut Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
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Introduction
This Printer Guide provides important information on setting up and using
your printer, selecting paper, and replacing ink cartridges. It also tells you
how to maintain your printer to keep it working at its best, and provides
troubleshooting tips in case you have a problem.
For additional information, see the following:
•
The Quick Reference Guide provides a handy summary of procedures for
daily use and printer maintenance—loading paper, replacing ink
cartridges and other components, checking and aligning the print head,
and understanding error messages. Attach it to your printer for easy
reference.
•
The electronic Reference Guide on the CD-ROM provides additional
information about the printer, drivers, and utility software. You can read
the guide using a web browser, such as SafariTM 1.0 or later, Mozilla
FireFox 1.0 or later, or Netscape® Navigator® or Microsoft® Internet
Explorer, versions 4.0 or later.
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
These symbols are used in this book:
WARNINGS
Cautions
Notes
Tips
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
contain important information about your printer.
contain additional hints on how to get the most out of your printer.
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Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Graphics web site at
http://prographics.epson.
com for accessories and
options that are currently
available.
Options and Accessories
Your Epson Stylus® Pro 4800 offers these optional upgrades and accessories:
Optional equipment and software
Option
Part number
Epson Stylus Pro 4800 Printer Cabinet Stand
™
C4800STAND
Internal 10/100 BaseTX (Ethernet ) Type-B Print Server
(interface card)*
C12C824052
Paper Roller Spindle (Normal Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
C12C811171
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
C12C811191
One-year extended warranty
EPP48B1
Two-year extended warranty
EPP48B2
* See Appendix A for details.
In addition, you can order these user-replaceable items:
Consumables and user-replaceable parts
Part
Part number
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank*
C12C890191
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade**
C12C815291
Ink Cartridges
See page 110 for a
complete listing.
* See page 121 for details.
** Replaces the blade for the printer’s built-in cutter (see page 118).
You can purchase genuine Epson® ink and paper from an authorized Epson
reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
In the U.S., you can also purchase online at www.epsonstore.com. In
Canada, you can also purchase at www.epson.ca or 800-807-7766.
Where To Get Help
Epson provides technical support and information on the installation,
configuration, and operation of professional printing products through the
Epson Preferred Protection Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611, 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Support hours and days are subject
to change without notice.
SM
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Tip: If you experience
difficulty with the
toll-free line or your
Unit ID number, call
(562) 276-1305.
Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is
included with the Epson Preferred Protection Plan information that came
with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of
purchase.
Epson also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World
Wide Web. You can reach Epson Support at http://support.epson.com. At
this site, you can download drivers, firmware, and other files, look at product
documentation, access troubleshooting information, and receive technical
advice through e-mail.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson
reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
In the U.S., you can also purchase online at www.epsonstore.com. In
Canada, you can also purchase at www.epson.ca or 800-807-7766.
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your Macintosh® system should include the requirements
listed below:
Caution: Using an
improperly shielded
cable—especially a
cable more than 10 feet
long—may cause the
printer to malfunction.
Note: USB 2.0 is
required to allow the
printer to run at full
speed.
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Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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1.25 GHz or higher processor (G5 recommended)
•
At least 1GB of RAM
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At least 60MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least
2GB of free hard disk space for processing files (8GB or more available
hard disk space recommended)
•
Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the
printer software
•
For USB connection: a compliant USB 2.0 port and a shielded USB
“AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 10 feet
long
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For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a shielded IEEE 1394 cable up
to 10 feet long
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For network connection: the optional Ethernet card (described on
page 10) and a compatible cable
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Windows System Requirements
To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your system should include the requirements listed below:
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IBM®-compatible PC with a Pentium® IV 1.7 GHz or higher processor
recommended
•
Windows® 2000 or XP
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For 10/100 Base TX Ethernet connection: Ethernet equipped PC
•
At least 1GB of RAM
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At least 100MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at
least 2GB of free hard disk space for processing files (8GB or more
available hard disk space recommended)
•
Quad-speed (4×) CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer
software
•
For USB connection: a Windows-compliant USB 2.0 port and a
shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer),
up to 10 feet long
•
For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a shielded IEEE 1394 cable up
to 10 feet long
•
For network connection: the optional Ethernet interface card (described
on page 10) and a compatible cable
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Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure
you use the equipment safely and effectively.
•
The printer weighs about 88 lb (without ink or paper), and should be
lifted by two people.
•
When setting up the printer, make sure you have enough space around
it, as shown below. You may need more space behind the printer if you
print on large sheets of heavy stock or posterboard.
15.7 in.
5.9 in.
5.9 in.
13.8 in.
•
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that is larger than this product.
This printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
•
Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also
keep this product away from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat
sources.
•
Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
•
Keep this product away from dusty areas.
•
Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
•
If you use a stand, make sure it can support at least 110.3 lb (50 kg)
•
Use only the type of power source indicated on the label.
•
Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of another
cord may result in fire or electric shock.
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Caution: Always turn
the printer off using the
P Power button. When
you press this button,
POWER OFF appears on
the LCD panel. Do not
unplug the printer or turn
off the power to the
printer until the panel
shuts off. This ensures
that the print head is
safely capped.
•
This product’s power cord is designed for use with this product only.
Using it with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.
•
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
•
If you use an extension cord with this product, make sure the total
ampere rating of devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed
the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all
devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s
ampere rating.
•
Do not block or cover the openings in this product’s cabinet.
•
Do not put your hand inside this product or touch the ink cartridges
during printing.
•
Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise you may damage this
product.
•
Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on
this product.
•
Do not attempt to service this product yourself.
•
Power down the printer from the control panel, unplug the printer, and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered this product; this
product has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; this product does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
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Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
Caution: Do not shake
cartridges (that have been
installed previously) with
too much force.
•
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the
ink.
•
Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
•
If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If ink gets in
your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
•
Shake an ink cartridge well before installing it for best results.
•
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge
carton.
•
Use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for best
results.
•
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could
damage the print head.
•
Do not touch the ink supply port or its surrounding area and the green
IC chip on the side of the ink cartridge. Doing so may affect normal
operation and printing.
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Chapter 1:
Setting Up
the Printer
This chapter includes the following information:
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Unpacking
•
Setting up and plugging in
•
Installing ink
•
Connecting to your system
•
Connecting to the network
•
Installing the software
•
Updating your printer firmware
Unpacking
1. Make sure you have all these parts for your Epson Stylus Pro 4800:
WARNING: The printer
weighs about 88 pounds,
and should be lifted by two
people.
IEEE 1394
FireWire Cable
Note: The printer also
includes a black ink
conversion kit (3
cartridges). Save the kit in
case you want to change
your black ink cartridge
later. (See page 113.)
The printer includes a
Photo Black cartridge. If
you prefer to use Matte
Black, the Matte Black
cartridge can be
purchased separately.
See page 110.
Printer
Roll paper spindle
Power cord
Spindle adapters
(attached to spindle)
Paper tray
Ink cartridges
(includes Photo Black ink cartridge)
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2. Remove all the packing materials and tape. Save the box and packaging
in case you need to ship the printer.
Note: To prevent paper
jams, don’t place the
screws back in the
printer.
3. Remove the two screws and remove the carriage retainer bracket. Store
the screws and retainer bracket in case you need to transport the printer
later.
4. Unlock the print head carriage by pulling the green tab to the left. Do
not push down and do not remove the tab.
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Setting Up and Plugging In
1. Connect the power cord to the AC inlet on the back of the printer.
2. Plug the other end of the power cord into a properly grounded electrical
outlet.
3. Insert the paper tray into the slots at the front of the printer.
Installing Ink
Note: The default black
ink cartridge is Photo
Black. If you prefer to use
Matte Black (sold
separately; see
page 110), you can install
the Matte Black cartridge
immediately instead of
installing the supplied
Photo Black cartridge.
Use the ink cartridges that came with your printer for initial ink charging.
During the initial installation process, it is normal for up to one-third of the
ink in each cartridge to be used.
1. Press the P Power button to turn on the printer.
Power button
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2. Press both ink compartment covers to open them.
3. Raise both ink levers.
4. Remove each ink cartridge from its package and gently shake the
cartridge.
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5. Install the ink cartridges in the printer. Hold each cartridge with the
arrow pointing toward the printer, then insert it into its slot. Make sure
you insert each cartridge in the correct slot.
Caution: Charging takes
about 8 minutes. Never
turn off the printer,
release the paper lever, or
open the cover while the
Pause light is flashing, or
you may damage the
printer.
6. After installing all 8 cartridges, lower the ink levers. The printer begins
charging the ink delivery system and the Pause light flashes.
7. When ink lever messages appear on the LCD, follow the instructions to
raise or lower the ink levers.
8. When READY appears on the LCD display, charging is complete. Press
the Pause button as indicated and close the ink compartment covers.
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Connecting to Your System
You can use either USB or FireWire connections. Make sure your system has
the appropriate port, and you have a standard, shielded cable 10 feet long or
less.
USB Cable
FireWire Cable (included)
1. Make sure that both the printer and the computer are off.
2. Plug the interface cable into the appropriate port on the printer.
FireWire port
USB port
3. Plug the other end of the cable into the appropriate connector on your
computer.
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Connecting to the Network
If you plan to attach the printer to your network, you need the optional
EpsonNet print server card. The EpsonNet print server is a 10/100 BaseTX
Type B Ethernet interface card (part number C12C824052).
You can purchase the print server card and other optional equipment and
and supplies from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller,
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
In the U.S., you can also purchase online www.epsonstore.com.
In Canada, you can also purchase at www.epson.ca or (800) 807-7766.
Make sure you have the correct cable for connecting the printer. To connect
to a network hub, you need a standard RJ-45 “straight-through” network
cable. To connect directly to your computer’s network interface, you need
an RJ-45 crossover cable.
Caution: You must
unplug the printer from
the power outlet, or you
may damage the printer
and the card.
Note: You need to
remove the card when
shipping the printer. See
page 127.
Before you install the print server, make sure you check the documentation
included with the card for additional instructions. Then follow these steps to
install the card:
1. Turn off your computer and printer.
2. IMPORTANT: Unplug the printer from its electrical outlet. Not doing
so may cause damage to the printer and the card.
3. Disconnect any interface cables from the printer.
4. Use a cross-head screwdriver to remove the two screws securing the
optional interface cover. Then lift off the cover as shown:
Make sure you keep the screws in case you need to remove the card and
replace the cover.
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5. Slide the card along the slots inside the compartment. Push it in firmly
to fully insert the connector into the printer’s internal slot.
6. Use the two screws included with the card to secure it.
7. Connect one end of the appropriate cable to the card. Then connect the
other end to your computer’s Ethernet port or hub.
8. Plug in the printer’s power cord.
Once the printer is connected to your network, you need to configure it.
Turn on the printer and press the small black button on the back of the
Ethernet card. Hold it down until the printer starts printing a series of status
sheets. See the documentation that came with the print server for
instructions on configuring it for your network.
Installing the Software for Macintosh
Note: You can check for a
newer version of your
printer driver on the
Epson support site at
www.support.epson.com.
Follow the steps below to install the software on a Macintosh. For Windows,
see page 30.
1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM. If necessary, double-click the
Epson CD-ROM to open its window.
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You see the Epson installer icon.
3. Double-click the Epson installer icon.
4. Double-click Install Printer Driver and Utilities.
5. Enter your password and follow the on-screen instructions to install
your software.
6. Enter your password again and follow the on-screen instructions to
install the EPSON LFP Remote Panel.
7. Double-click Install Additional Color Profiles to install the profiles
for your printer.
8. Double-click Install Reference Guide and wait while the guide is
installed.
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9. Do one of the following:
•
If you are finished installing software, click Exit.
•
If you installed the optional EpsonNet print server card,
double-click Install EpsonNet Config. Enter your password and
follow the on-screen instructions. You can use EpsonNet Config to
configure your printer for network use.
When you see the prompt, click Restart.
Remove the printer software CD-ROM and follow the instructions below
for Mac OS X 10.4 or on page 28 for Mac OS X 10.3.
Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.4.x
1. Open the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then open the
Print & Fax Utility. Or, go to Hard Drive > Applications > Utilities >
Printer Setup Utility.
Click here to add
your printer
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2. Click the + plus sign. You see your printer in the Printer Browser:
Tip: If you want to
rename the printer for
easier identification, enter
a new name for it in the
Name field on this
screen.
3. Wait while your Macintosh finds the printer driver and the Add button
becomes available. Then click the Add button.
Note: If your Macintosh
cannot find the printer,
click More Printers and
select the appropriate
interface.
Your printer appears in the Print & Fax utility:
4. Close the utility. Go to page 32 to update your printer firmware, if
necessary.
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Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.3.x
1. Open the Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder and open
the Printer Setup Utility.
2. If you see a message like this, click Add, then skip to step 4.
3. Click the Add icon at the top of the Printer List window.
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4. Pull down the menu and select the connection you are using—either
EPSON USB, EPSON FireWire, or EPSON TCP/IP. The Stylus Pro
4800 appears on the screen.
5. Click Stylus Pro 4800, then click Add.
Tip: If you want to
rename the printer for
easier identification,
select the printer name in
the list and click Show
Info. Type a new name
and click Apply Changes.
You see the Stylus Pro 4800 in the Printer list.
6. Leave this window open. Go to page 32 to update your printer
firmware, if necessary.
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Installing the Software for Windows
1. Make sure your printer is turned off.
2. Turn on your computer.
3. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your computer. 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.
4. Double-click Install Printer Driver and Utilities.
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5. When you see a window asking you to turn on your printer, press the
P Power button. (Make sure the printer is connected; see page 22.)
6. When you see a message that driver installation and printer
configuration were completed successfully, click OK. The EPSON LFP
Remote Panel begins installing.
7. Double-click Install Additional Color Profiles to install the profiles
for your printer.
8. Double-click Install Reference Guide and wait while the guide is
installed.
9. Do one of the following:
•
If you are finished installing software, click Exit.
•
If you installed the optional EpsonNet print server card,
double-click InstallEpsonNet Config. Follow the on-screen
instructions to install the software. You can use EpsonNet Config to
configure your printer for network use.
10. Close the installer, then remove the CD-ROM. Go to the next section
to update the printer firmware, if necessary.
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Updating Your Printer Firmware
Before you begin using your printer, you should check for a newer version of
firmware on the Epson support site and update your printer, if necessary.
Downloading the Firmware
1. Navigate to http://support.epson.com in your browser.
2. Choose your printer.
3. Click Drivers and Downloads to find the newest firmware.
4. Choose the version for Macintosh or Windows and follow the
instructions on the screen, then continue with the instructions below to
upgrade the firmware.
Note: Although the
illustrations in this
section show Macintosh
screens, the procedure is
the same in Windows.
Updating the Firmware
1. Double-click the firmware file to extract it.
2. Double-click the EPSON LFP Remote Panel icon on your desktop. You
see the LFP Remote Panel.
Note: For more
information on using the
LFP Remote Panel, click
Help to see the electronic
guide.
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3. Make sure Stylus Pro 4800 is selected, then click the Firmware
Updater button. You see the Firmware Updater window.
4. Make sure your printer is on, its LCD is set to Ready, and it is
connected to your computer, then choose Stylus Pro 4800 in the
Printer list.
5. Click Browse and find the firmware that you just downloaded and
extracted. Select the file and click Choose.
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Caution: Don’t turn off
the printer while the
firmware is updating.
6. If the firmware version of the file is newer, click Update to start the
firmware updating process. (If it is the same, you don’t need to update.)
7. When the update is complete, close the Firmware Updater window, LFP
Remote window, and the Printer Utility window.
To finish the installation, you need to load some cut-sheet paper and align
the print head, as described on page 107.
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Chapter 2:
Handling
Paper and
Other Media
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 prints on a variety of media, including roll paper
and cut sheets up to 17 inches wide. You can also use heavy stock, such as
posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick, via the straight-through paper
path.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Selecting media for your printer
•
Using cut sheet paper
•
Using roll paper
•
Loading paper manually
•
Optimizing the settings for your paper
Selecting Media for Your Printer
Note: You can purchase
additional roll paper
spindles and other
accessories or options
from the Epson Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
Epson dealer.
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, plain paper, and other media.
An optional high-tension spindle is also available for printing on certain roll
media such as Epson UltraSmoothTM Fine Art Paper and Textured Fine Art
Paper. The spindle applies tension to keep the paper tightly wound. Check
the Epson Pro Graphics web site (http://prographics.epson.com) or your
authorized Epson dealer for available media.
The following table shows the paper sizes you can use:
Supported paper sizes
Roll paper
Cut sheets
Size
8.3 to 17 in. wide
(211 to 432 mm)
8 × 10 in. up to 17 × 22 in.
Maximum
external roll
diameter
2 in. core: 4 in. (103 mm)
3 in. core: 6 in. (150 mm)
—
Thickness
3.15 to 19.7 mil (0.8 to 0.5 mm)
3.15 to 59 mil (0.8 to 1.5 mm)
Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-Epson paper or other
media, you may need to adjust various settings and create special paper
configurations. See page 58 for instructions.
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Guidelines for Using Epson Media
Follow these guidelines, as well as those included in your paper package,
when printing on Epson paper and other media:
•
Avoid touching the printable surface with your bare hands. Fingerprints
may affect print quality. Handle media by the edges or use cotton
gloves.
•
Always choose the correct Media Type setting in your printer driver
software before you send your job. See page 66 (Mac OS X) or page 83
(Windows) for instructions.
•
Always select the correct paper source (roll or sheet) in both the printer
driver software and on the printer’s control panel. See page 63
(Mac OS X) or page 85 (Windows) for instructions on selecting the
paper source in your printer software.
•
Keep unused media in its original packaging and store it in a cool, dry
place to maintain quality. Avoid storing your printouts where they will
be exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
Using Cut Sheet Paper
You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media.
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 accepts sheets ranging from 8 × 10 inches to
17 × 22 inches.
Follow these additional guidelines for cut sheet paper:
•
You can leave your roll paper on the spindle when you print on cut
sheets; make sure it is removed from the paper path and rolled up.
•
Store sheet media on a flat surface in its original package.
•
If you need to add paper to the tray, first remove all the paper and then
add to the stack that you removed.
•
Use the 250 Media Type setting for 17 × 22-inch sheets.
•
If you’re using fine art paper or other thick media, you need to load it
manually, as described on page 44.
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Cut Sheet Paper Paths
In addition to the paper tray, two paper paths are available for manual
feeding of special media. Make sure you use the correct paper path for Epson
media, as listed below:
Paper tray
•
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
•
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
•
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
•
Premium Luster Photo Paper
•
Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
•
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
•
Enhanced Matte Paper
•
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
•
Plain Paper
Top manual feed slot
•
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
•
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
•
Premium Luster Photo Paper
•
Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
•
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
•
Enhanced Matte Paper
•
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
•
Velevet Fine Art Paper
•
Plain Paper
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Front manual feed slot
•
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
•
Textured Fine Art Paper
•
Enhanced Poster Board
•
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Loading Paper in the Paper Tray
You can load up to 250 sheets of plain paper in the tray. The following table
lists a guideline for paper tray capacity for various types and sizes of Epson
paper:
Epson cut sheet paper capacity
Paper type
Size (inches)
Loading
capacity
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
8.5 × 11
200
11 × 17
13 × 19
100
17 × 22
50
8.5 × 11
100
13 × 19
50
8.5 × 11
100
11.7 × 16.5
13 × 19
50
Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
13 × 19
50
Enhanced Matte Paper
8.5 × 11
100
11.7 × 16.5
13 × 19
50
13 × 19
20
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
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Follow these steps to load cut sheets in the paper tray:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
button until the sheet icon appears on the LCD display.
2. Extend the paper tray and paper tray cover.
3. Lift up the paper tray cover.
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4. Flip up the paper guide roller and slide the edge guide all the way to the
left.
5. Clean the inside of the paper tray to remove any dust. Dust may affect
printout quality.
6. Thumb through a stack of paper, then gently tap it on a flat surface to
even the edges.
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Note: When you need to
add sheets, first remove
all the paper and then add
to the stack that you
removed.
7. Load the sheets with the printable side down, in the portrait orientation
(short edge first). Place the paper all the way back in the paper tray and
next to the right edge.
Make sure the stack of paper fits under the arrow on the left edge guide.
8. Adjust the edge guide and length of the paper tray.
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If you’re printing on letter-size paper, raise the paper guide and push it
against the end of the paper stack.
9. Flip the paper guide roller down onto the stack of paper.
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Note: Make sure the roll
paper support on the
paper tray cover is not
raised.
10. Replace the paper tray cover and adjust its length.
11. Extend the paper tray cover if necessary to support your printouts.
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Using the Front Manual Feed Slot
If you want to print on fine art paper, posterboard, or other media
19 to 59 mil (0.5 to 1.5 mm) thick, you need to use the manual feed slot.
This provides a straight-through paper path. Be sure to allow enough room
behind the printer so the paper is not bent when it feeds into the printing
position.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
button until the sheet icon appears on the LCD display.
2. Release the paper lever.
3. Open the top cover.
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4. Insert the sheet face-up.
5. Push the sheet under the gray feed rollers.
Gray
feed
rollers
6. Align the edge of the paper with the mark on the paper tray cover, as
shown below. For longer sheets, make sure you align the right edge of
the sheet with the arrow mark on the right and the leading edge with the
OTHERS mark.
Then close the top cover.
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7. Return the paper lever to the secured position. The printer automatically
feeds the paper into printing position.
8. Extend the paper tray and cover if necessary to support the sheet as it
comes out of the printer. Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
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Using the Top Manual Feed Slot
You may use the top manual feed slot for certain media types such as Velvet
Fine Art Paper. You can also use this feed slot for other types of paper, as
listed on page 37.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
button until the sheet icon appears on the LCD display.
2. Align the sheet with the right edge of the slot and insert it until it meets
resistance. Make sure the sheet is straight.
The printer automatically feeds the sheet into printing position.
3. Extend the paper tray and cover if necessary to support the sheet as it
comes out of the printer. Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
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Using Roll Paper
You can use roll paper with a 2- or 3-inch core, up to 17 inches wide.
Manually switching from one paper roll to another is a simple process.
Check the Epson Pro Graphics web site (http://prographics.epson.com) or
your authorized Epson dealer for available media.
Roll Paper Guidelines
Caution: Some 2-inch
core roll paper at widths
smaller than 10" may
cause the print head to
strike the surface of the
paper due to paper
curling. This will damage
the paper by leaving
scratch marks on the
surface of the paper and
it can also cause paper
jams if the paper is torn
during the printing
process. If you notice
head strike marks or
paper jams when printing
on this type of paper,
Epson recommends
printing on 3-inch core
paper or wider paper.
When printing on roll paper, be sure to follow the media handling
guidelines on page 36, as well as these special guidelines for roll paper:
•
When storing roll paper, keep it in its original packaging—including the
bag, end caps, and box.
•
To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure the
Sheet icon does not
appear on the LCD display. Press the Paper Source button until the
or
roll icon appears on the LCD display.
•
Choose
if you want the paper to be cut automatically after each
page is printed.
•
Choose
if you’re printing on canvas or other heavy media. Media
that is too thick will damage the cutter. Use of a rotary paper
cutter/trimmer is recommended.
Also choose this setting if you want to print a series of pages and keep
them together for cutting later on. The following media (and other
similar materials) do not work with the built-in cutter:
Tip: To avoid wasting
paper on thick paper,
chose
, then turn off
the Auto Cut setting in
the driver.
•
•
Fine art paper (including Epson Textured and UltraSmooth Fine
Art Paper)
•
PremierArtTM Water Resistant Canvas for Epson
•
Vinyl
•
Matte board
•
Backlight film
•
Heavyweight polyester banner media
•
DuPont Semigloss Proofing Paper
™
Release the paper lever to view the suction setting. The suction helps
hold the paper in place during loading and printing.
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Note: The spindle
accommodates both
2-inch and 3-inch roll
paper cores. To switch
between different size
cores, see page 54.
Avoid touching the
printable surface of
the paper as much as
possible. Oils from
your skin can affect
print quality.
•
If you’re loading heavy paper, you may need to increase the suction
strength by pressing the paper feed button.
•
For lightweight paper, decrease the suction by pressing the
button.
Loading the Paper onto the Spindle
Follow these steps to attach the roll to the spindle:
1. Slide the black paper stop (flange) off the left end of the spindle.
2. Position the roll so the paper unwinds as shown, then slide it onto the
spindle:
3. Slide the movable paper stop back onto the spindle and insert it into the
end of the roll. Make sure it is firmly fixed into the left end of the paper
roll.
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Placing the Paper in the Printer
Follow these steps to place the paper in the printer:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. Place the roll paper in the printer as shown. (The gray end of the spindle
goes on the right.)
Note: To avoid feeding
excess paper, make sure
you don’t select
when you’re using roll
paper.
3. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
button until the
or
icon appears on the LCD display.
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4. Release the paper lever.
5. Hold both sides of the paper and feed it into the slot.
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6. Feed the paper all the way through the printer to the end of the paper
tray.
7. Using the ends of the spindle, roll the paper up until the edge is aligned
with the roll paper mark next to the arrow.
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8. Move the paper lever to the secured position. The printer automatically
positions the paper for printing.
9. Raise the roll paper support. Make sure the paper is on top of the guides.
Note: The maximum
length of roll paper you
can print on is limited by
the printer driver, and
may also be limited by
your application software
and/or operating system.
10. Close the roll paper cover.
To avoid indenting or creasing the paper, remove it from the paper path and
roll it up when you are not printing.
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Removing Paper from the Spindle
If you need to remove the paper roll from the spindle, follow these
steps:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. If the paper is loaded for printing, push the paper lever back to
the released position, then roll up the paper before removing it.
3. Remove the roll paper and spindle from the printer.
4. Set the spindle upright, with the gray end on the floor and the
black end at the top.
5. Slide the black paper stop off the top of the spindle.
6. Remove the roll paper from the spindle.
Switching Between 2-Inch and 3-Inch Roll Paper
Note: Roll paper with a
2-inch core may cause
paper jams on this printer
due to severe paper curl.
If you notice frequent
paper jams when using
2-inch core media, switch
to media with a 3-inch
core.
You can convert the spindle to accept roll paper with either a 2-inch or
3-inch core by using the spindle adapters. Follow these steps to attach the
adapters for using 3-inch roll paper:
1. Remove the black paper stop from the end of the spindle.
2. Align the arrow marks as shown below and press one of the adapters
onto the gray paper stop until it locks in place. Press the other adapter
onto the black paper stop.
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To remove the adapters, press on the four tabs.
Press tabs to release
Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter
When you’re not using the auto cut setting, you need to cut the paper
manually by pressing the button after your print job is finished. You can use
the button for most types of paper. However, if you’re printing on fine art
paper, canvas, or other heavy media, you should use a rotary paper
cutter/trimmer or scissors rather than the built-in cutter. See page 48 for a
list of media that cannot be used with the built-in cutter.
Follow these steps to cut manually with the built-in cutter:
1. Before you print, press the
icon.
Paper Source button until you see the
2. Run your print job.
3. If the paper is not positioned correctly, press the or button to
match the cutting position on the paper with the cutting position on the
left side of the print head.
4. Press the
button until you see the
5. Press and hold the
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Printing Trim Lines
You can print trim lines on the right edge of your pages (if you’re using auto
cut) or on the right and bottom edge (if you’re not using auto cut). Follow
these steps:
1. Press the Menu
button. Printer Setup appears on the display.
button again to select the Printer Setup menu and
2. Press the Menu
display PLATEN GAP.
3. Press the
button to display PAGE LINE.
4. Press the Menu
5. Press the
button so that ON appears.
6. Press the Menu
to ON.
7. Press the
button. OFF is displayed as the current setting.
button to save the setting. An asterisk appears next
Pause button to exit the menu.
You can also specify trim lines from your printer driver software. For
instructions, see page 72 (Mac OS X) or page 88 (Windows).
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper
When you print on unusually thick or thin paper, you may need to adjust
the platen gap setting. Normally, the STANDARD setting allows the printer
to adjust automatically. However, if print quality is not satisfactory when
using very thin or very thick stock, you may need to change this setting.
Follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu
button. Printer Setup appears on the display.
button again to select the Printer Setup menu and
2. Press the Menu
display PLATEN GAP.
3. Press the Menu
setting.
button. STANDARD is displayed as the current
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Caution: To avoid
damaging the printer,
make sure you do not
select the Narrow
setting when you print
on heavy media.
4. Use the and buttons to change the setting. (STANDARD is the
default setting; you can also choose NARROW, WIDE, WIDER, or
WIDEST.)
button to save the setting. An asterisk appears next
5. Press the Menu
to the selected setting.
6. Press the
Pause button to exit the menu.
If you’ve selected a non-standard platen gap, the letter N or W appears in the
corner of the display to remind you of the narrow or wide setting. When you
switch media, don’t forget to change the setting back to STANDARD.
If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may also need to create a paper
configuration to optimize your results. See the following section for more
information.
Optimizing the Settings for Your Paper
Note: It’s a good idea to
keep a list describing your
paper configurations.
When you choose a media type in your Epson printer software, the driver
automatically determines the best settings for your paper. However, you may
want to fine-tune how the printer handles various media—especially if you
use non-Epson paper or a paper not supported by the driver. Use the paper
configuration settings described below. If you’re printing on unusually thick
or thin paper, you may also need to adjust the platen gap; if so, you should
do that first (see page 56).
You can create a special configuration, or group of settings, for each paper
type (up to ten types) and select the desired configuration whenever you
print on a particular stock.
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Creating Paper Configurations
To create a configuration for a specific paper type, make sure the paper you
want to configure is loaded in the printer. Then follow these steps:
button, then press the
1. Press the Menu
PAPER appears on the display.
2. Press the Menu
button until CUSTOM
button to display PAPER NUMBER.
button, then press the button to select a paper
3. Press the Menu
configuration number (1 to 10). Press the Menu
button again to
save the number setting.
4. Press the button, then the button to display PLATEN GAP. Press
button, then press the button to select NARROW,
the Menu
STANDARD, WIDE, or WIDER. The STANDARD setting is
recommended for most paper types.
5. Press the
button, then the
button to display THICKNESS PAT.
button twice to print the paper thickness pattern.
6. Press the Menu
The printer prints a pattern similar to the following:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Smallest gap
7. Examine the printed pattern for the most evenly overlapping lines.
Choose the number with the most even lines. In the example shown
above, the lines under number 4 are the most even.
8. After printing the pattern, THICKNESS NUM is displayed. Press the
button to select the number that you noted in step 7.
button to save the selected value. Press the
9. Press the Menu
button, then the button for the menu options shown below. Make
any adjustments, as needed, and press the Menu
button to save each
setting.
You can also make similar settings using the printer driver software. For
instructions, see page 69 (Mac OS X) or page 93 (Windows).
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•
CUT METHOD lets you decrease the cutting blade pressure for
thinner media, or adjust the speed for thick media. You may need to
experiment to determine the cleanest cut for your paper.
•
PPR FEED ADJUSTMENT helps eliminate banding. Choose a
lower value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if
you see dark lines.
•
EJECT ROLLER TYPE lets you define the eject roller for printing
with non-Epson media. You may need to experiment to determine
the best setting for your paper.
•
DRYING TIME lets you print with non-Epson media and avoid
smearing the ink. You can make the print head wait up to 10
seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
•
SUCTION lets you decrease the paper suction level when printing
on thin media (under 12 lb), such as drafting paper or backlight film.
•
M/W ADJ adjusts the intensity of the MicroWeave® pattern. This
improves print quality, but lowers printing speed.
10. When done, press the
Pause button.
Selecting Paper Configurations
Once you have created a paper configuration, you can select it whenever you
print on that paper:
1. Press the Menu
button, then press the button to display
button again.
CUSTOM PAPER. Press the Menu
2. Press the
Menu
button to display PAPER NUMBER, then press the
button.
3. Press the button to select the configuration number that you want to
use. If you select STANDARD, the printer uses the driver settings. If you
select a number from 1 to 10, the control panel settings override the
driver settings.
button. The configuration number you selected is
4. Press the Menu
displayed on the LCD.
5. Press the
Pause button to exit the menu.
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Chapter 3:
Printing with
Epson Drivers
for Macintosh
Your Epson Stylus Pro 4800 comes with drivers and utilities that let you
print and manage print jobs. ICC profiles for ColorSync® are included, so
you can use color management features in Adobe® Photoshop® or other
applications, or in the driver itself. A color-managed workflow using
Photoshop will give you the most accurate colors and best photographic
output from your Epson Stylus Pro 4800 for color photos. For the best black
and white photography output, the Stylus Pro 4800 driver offers Advanced
Black and White mode.
You can create your own profiles if you have the required hardware and
software, or you can have them created by a color specialist. Make sure any
profiles you want to use are located in the standard folder for your operating
system. When you install the Epson printer driver, the ready-made profiles
are automatically copied to the right folder.
Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Graphics website at
http://prographics.epson.
com for updated drivers
and utilities that may
become available.
This chapter includes the following information for Mac OS® X:
•
Choosing page setup settings for cut sheets and roll paper
•
Choosing basic print settings
•
Choosing advanced print options, including color management and
paper configuration settings
•
Choosing roll paper options
•
Creating a custom preset and printing
•
Monitoring print jobs
•
Checking printer status
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Choosing Page Setup Options
Note: Many application
settings override the
printer’s page setup
options. Always verify
settings to get the results
you expect.
If you need more
information about print
options, click the Help
button.
Before you print, make sure you have installed the Epson printer driver and
utilities from the CD-ROM. You also need to configure your connection
and set up the printer in the Printer Setup Utility. For instructions on
installing and configuring the printer driver, see page 24.
Page Setup options let you choose from several options for printing on cut
sheets or roll paper. You can also select the orientation of your image and the
paper size. For printing on roll media, creating a custom page size is
recommended to make the best use of your paper.
1. Open the file you want to print and select Page Setup in your
application. You see this screen:
Select Stylus Pro 4800
2. Open the Format for pop-up menu and select Stylus Pro 4800.
Note: If your application
has margin settings,
make sure they’re turned
off for borderless printing.
Note the following limitations on borderless printing:
•
Borderless printing takes longer than normal printing.
•
Margins are required at the top and bottom of the page on cut
sheets. Full borderless printing is available on roll paper only.
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3. Click the Paper Size pop-up menu and choose a size and one of the
options:
Select the paper size,
then choose the setting
•
The standard size setting prints on cut sheet paper with a bottom
margin larger than the top and sides.
•
Borderless (Auto Expand) prints on cut sheets and enlarges your
image (up to 3%) to fit the width of the paper (without side
borders).
•
Borderless (Retain Size) prints your image at the size you specify
in your application. You need to size it slightly wider than the paper
width to print without side borders.
•
Maximum reduces the bottom margin (available for printing on
plain paper sheets only).
•
Roll Paper - Banner prints a series of continuous images without
any margin space between them, but with normal side borders.
•
Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto Expand) prints without borders on
roll paper and enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the
paper. This selection is recommended for borderless printing with
minimal clipping of your image.
•
Roll Paper - Borderless (Retain Size) prints your image on roll
paper at the size you specify in your application. You need to size it
slightly wider than the paper width to print without borders.
•
Roll Paper - Borderless Banner prints a series of continuous
borderless images without space between them.
•
Roll Paper prints on roll paper with the standard printable area.
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4. Click the Paper Size pop-up menu.
•
If you’re printing on cut-sheets, select the size of the paper loaded in
the printer. Then continue with step 7.
•
If you’re using roll paper, Epson recommends that you create a
custom paper size to make the best use of your paper. Click the
Settings pop-up menu (at the top of the screen) and select Custom
Paper Size.
You see this screen:
Click New to
define your
custom paper size
Tip: To ensure that the
image is centered on
the page, make the top
and bottom margins the
same.
5. Click New, double-click Untitled, give your paper size a name, and
define its size and margins. Then click Save. (Do not click OK yet.)
6. Select Page Attributes from the Settings pop-up menu. Make sure your
new custom page size is showing.
7. Choose the appropriate Orientation and Scale for printing.
8. Click OK. Then continue with the instructions in the next section to
select additional settings for printing.
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Choosing Basic Print Options
Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing
options. The Epson driver offers automatic settings that optimize print
quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose
advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management
options, as described on page 69.
1. Select Print in your application. You see the screen shown below:
Select Stylus
Pro 4800
2. Choose Stylus Pro 4800 from the Printer menu.
3. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
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You see this screen:
4. Select the Media Type that corresponds to the paper you are printing
on. If you are using a color-managed workflow, make sure you choose
media type and resolution settings that match the ICC profile you are
using.
Note: Check the web site
(http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized Epson dealer
for other media that may
be available.
The settings followed by (250) are for roll paper or selected 17-inch
wide sheets. Choose a setting without the (250) designation when you
print on smaller sheets. For PremierArt Water Resistant Canvas for
Epson, choose the Watercolor Paper - Radiant White setting.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the
paper, or look on the Epson web site (http://prographics.epson.com). If
you are using non-Epson paper, choose the closest setting. You may have
to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for
the media you’re using.
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5. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic
printing. Choose Advanced B&W Photo if you are printing black and
white photos using this unique printer technology on select paper types.
(For paper types that don’t support this option, print black and white
photos with the Color setting.) Select Black only if you’re printing line
drawings or other non-photographic images.
6. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job.
You can choose one of the mode settings shown at the left:
The EPSON Vivid setting produces vivid blue and green tones in
printouts. Because this setting reproduces blue and green tones that
cannot be displayed by your monitor, your printouts may differ
from the screen images when this option is selected.
The Charts and Graphs setting intensifies colors and lightens the
midtones and highlights of an image. Use this setting for
presentation graphics, such as charts and graphs.
The EPSON Standard (sRGB) setting increases the contrast in
images. Use this setting for color photographs.
The Adobe RGB setting matches image colors to the Adobe RGB
color standard.
•
Click Custom to choose one of the settings shown at the left.
The two Advanced Photo settings let you print at either 1440 dpi
(Advanced Photo) or 2880 dpi, the highest resolutions available.
The ColorSync setting applies color management based on the
printer’s ICC profile, using the perceptual rendering intent. In most
cases, you will get better results by applying color management in
your application, rather than in the printer driver.
•
Click Advanced Settings to access additional options, as described
below.
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7. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
Note: The Print Quality
settings available depend
on the Media Type you
selected. Choose lower
print quality for faster
printing, or SuperPhoto 2880dpi for best quality.
•
Draft
•
Normal - 360dpi
•
Fine - 720dpi
•
SuperFine - 1440dpi
•
SuperPhoto - 2880dpi
8. Choose any of the following:
•
High Speed for fast, bidirectional printing. For higher quality,
make sure you deselect this option.
•
Finest Detail for sharper edges on vector-based data including text,
graphics, and line art.
•
Flip Horizontal for printing a mirror image of your file. Use with
backlight film.
Continue with the instructions in the next section to select color
management settings. If you are using the color management settings in
Photoshop or another application, it is very important to turn off color
management in the printer driver, as described on page 70.
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Choosing Color Management and Paper
Configuration Options
Follow these instructions to use color management in the printer
driver. If necessary, you can control the ink density by using the paper
configuration settings, as described on page 70.
1. Select Printer Color Management from the pop-up menu. You see
this screen:
2. Select one of the following settings:
•
Color Controls to choose from four Color Adjustment modes and
from three Gamma settings. Click the arrow next to Advanced to
specify individual values for brightness, contrast, saturation, and
CMY inks.
•
ColorSync for mapping colors to your printer’s profile. In most
cases, you will get better results by applying color management in
your application, rather than in the printer driver. If you choose this
setting, you can choose ColorSync from the pop-up menu and
choose filters or other settings.
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•
(Off) No Color Adjustment to disable color management in the
printer driver. Choose this mode when you use a color-managed
workflow in Photoshop or other software applications.
Note: You may need to
change the Color Density
setting if your custom
color profile was created
to optimize D-max and
color gamut.
3. If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its
performance, select Paper Configuration from the pop-up menu. You
see this screen:
4. Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings
override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the
printer’s control panel.
•
Color Density lets you control the ink saturation level (for example,
when you turn off color management in your printer software).
•
Drying Time per Print Head Pass lets you print with non-Epson
media and avoid smearing the ink. You can make the print head
wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
•
Paper Feed Adjustment helps reduce banding. Choose a lower
value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you
see dark lines.
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•
Paper Thickness helps reduce vertical banding and creates a
sharper image when printing on unusually thick or thin paper.
•
Paper Suction lets you decrease the paper suction level when
printing on thinner papers (less than 12 lb), such as CAD drafting
paper or backlight film.
•
Cut Method decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner media,
or adjusts the speed for thick media. You may need to experiment to
determine the best setting for your paper.
•
Platen Gap lets you fine-tune the setting for various paper
thicknesses.
•
Eject Roller Type lets you define the eject roller for printing on
non-Epson media. You may need to experiment to determine the
best setting for your paper.
Choosing Roll Paper Options
If you are printing on roll paper, make sure you choose one of the roll paper
options under the size setting, as described on page 62. In addition, you need
to check these settings for various cutting options.
1. Select Roll Paper Option from the pop-up menu shown below. You see
this screen:
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2. Choose one of the following Auto Cut settings:
•
Normal Cut allows margin space at the top and bottom of each
image.
•
Double Cut extends the space between the images and trims each
print individually. This provides the cleanest edge for borderless
printing.
•
Single Cut causes the images to be printed end-to-end and saves
paper. With borderless printing, you may see a sliver of the previous
or next image.
•
Off disables automatic cutting. Choose this setting if you want to
operate the cutter manually, print multiple print jobs without
cutting, or if you are printing on heavy media that must be cut by
hand.
See page 55 for instructions on using the button to operate the
cutter. See page 48 for a list of media that do not work with the
built-in cutter.
3. Select either of the following options:
Note: These settings
override settings made
through the control panel.
•
Print Page Line prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of
your pages.
•
Save Roll Paper saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of
the last page of your document. Available only when you’ve selected
Roll Paper (Banner) as the Paper Source.
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Borderless Printing
For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either Auto
Expand or Retain Size and create a custom paper size, as described above.
Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can
minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the page width and by
adjusting the length.
For either setting, you should add 0.1 inch to the length of your custom size.
The Auto Expand setting provides the best solution for borderless printing
with minimal image clipping. Using this setting, you can create a custom
paper width equal to the width of the roll media. If you use the Retain Size
setting, you should create a custom paper width slightly wider than the
actual width of the media.
The following table shows recommended image widths (in inches) for
borderless printing using either the Auto Expand or Retain Size setting:
Recommended image widths (in inches) for borderless printing
Roll
paper
width
Image width
Image width
Custom Paper Size
(with Auto Expand) (with Retain Size) (for Retain Size only)
8.3
8.06
8.35
8.3
10
9.7075
10.34
10.23
12*
11.8
12.34
12.23
14*
13.8
14.34
14.23
16
15.8
16.34
16.23
17
16.8
17.34
17.23
* Non-Epson roll media widths
Make sure you set the margins to zero when printing a custom page size for
borderless printing.
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Note: If you check the
settings on each screen
in the pull-down menu,
go through them carefully
from top to bottom.
Avoid cycling through
them repeatedly, or you
may lose your settings.
Creating a Custom Preset and Printing
Once you’ve made the correct settings for your print job, create a
custom preset. This will save you time when you use the same
profile/printer/ink/media combination for future print jobs.
1. Select Summary from the pop-up menu.
2. After verifying that your settings are correct, select Save As from the
Presets pop-up menu.
You see the following:
Caution: Do not open
and close the Presets
pop-up menu without
typing a name, or you will
lose your settings.
3. Type a name, and click OK.
4. When you’re ready to print, click the Print button.
See page 77 for instructions on monitoring your print job.
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Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo
Settings
The Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce
neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers
an alternative black and white workflow. Advanced Black and White Photo
mode also provides settings for more advanced black and white control.
Whether your photo is color or grayscale, you can use this unique screening
and color management technology to create stunning black-and-white
prints. This mode is only available when printing on select media types.
Note: If you are printing
from Photoshop, make
sure you turn off color
management when using
Advanced Black and
White mode. There are
no profiles associated
with this screening and
color management
technology.
1. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu. You see this screen:
2. Choose the Media Type setting for the paper you have loaded in the
printer.
3. Choose Advanced B&W Photo for the Color setting. Uncheck High
Speed for the best quality.
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4. Select Printer Color Management from the pop-up menu. You see
this screen:
5. Choose the settings that are best for your photo. You can use the photo
on the screen as a guide.
•
Color Toning: Allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and
white output. The default is Neutral, which will provide you with a
neutral tonal scale print. You can also choose other popular presets
such as Cool, Warm, and Sepia. Note that the presets will affect the
target found in the Tone Color Circle.
•
Tone: Allows you to easily change the entire tonal scale of your
black and white output. While Darker is the default setting, you
may see better results if you choose Dark.
•
Brightness: Adjusts the overall lightness and darkness of your
image.
•
Contrast: Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of
your image.
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•
Shadow and Highlight Tonality: Allows you to control tonality
only in the shadow or highlight areas of your image.
•
Max Optical Density: Adjusts the overall density or focus of the
print. Create a soft focus print by setting the density to lower.
•
Highlight Point Shift: If your image is prone to gloss differential,
checking Highlight Point Shift will help to reduce gloss differential
by adding density to the highlights of your image.
•
Tone Color Circle: Click on any portion of this color wheel or
enter corresponding values to customize the tone (hue) to add to
your black and white print. The closer you select to the edge of the
wheel, the more color you will add to your black and white print.
•
Preview: Approximates the image tone based on your settings.
Please note this preview will always be of the same image and is not
color managed. It is just to be used to give you a level of feedback as
you make changes.
Monitoring Print Jobs
After you click Print, you can monitor the progress of your print job using
the Printer Setup Utility/Print Center. Follow these steps:
1. Click the icon for your printer or Print Center icon on the Dock.
If necessary, double-click your printer (and print queue) name.
You see a screen like this:
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2. From here you can monitor the progress of your print job or do one of
the following:
•
Click the print job, then click Delete to cancel the job
•
Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing
•
Click a print job marked “Hold” and click Resume to resume
printing
•
If multiple print jobs are listed, click a print job, then click the
Priority arrow as necessary to reorder the jobs
3. When you’re finished, close the print job window, then close your
printer window or the Print Center window.
Checking Ink Levels and Maintenance Tank
The EPSON Printer Utility lets you check the levels of ink in the printer and
the level of the maintenance tank. You can also run maintenance utilities
from this screen. See pages 104 to 105 for instructions.
1. Double-click the Applications folder on your hard drive.
2. Double-click EPSON Printer Utility.
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3. Select your printer and click OK. You see the Epson Printer Utility
screen:
4. Click the Epson StatusMonitor icon.
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The software checks the amount of ink in the printer and maintenance
tank and displays the StatusMonitor window:
5. To recheck the ink levels, click the Update button. To close the Status
Monitor, click OK.
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Chapter 4:
Printing with
Epson Drivers
for Windows
Your Stylus Pro 4800 comes with drivers and utilities that let you print and
manage print jobs. ICC profiles are included, so you can use the color
management features in Photoshop or other applications, or in the driver
itself. A color-managed workflow using Adobe Photoshop will give you the
most accurate colors and best photographic output from your Epson Stylus
Pro 4800. For the best black and white photography output, the Stylus Pro
4800 driver offers Advanced Black and White mode.
You can create your own profiles if you have the required hardware and
software, or you can have them created by a color specialist. Make sure any
profiles you want to use are located in the standard folder for your operating
system. When you install the Epson printer driver, the ready-made profiles
are automatically copied to the right folder.
Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Graphics website at
http://prographics.epson.
com for updated drivers
and utilities that may
become available.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing paper and layout options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
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Choosing Basic Print Options
Before you print, you need to set basic printing properties. Make sure you
have installed the Epson driver and utilities from the CD-ROM.
The driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed
when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose advanced settings for
more control over your printer and color management options, as described
on page 92.
Follow these steps to make basic settings:
1. Start an application, open the file you want to print, and select Print in
your application. You see the Print window.
2. Make sure your printer is selected, then click the Properties button.
Or, if you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it instead.
Then click Properties on the next screen. You see a window like the
following:
This box shows
you the current
settings, but you
can’t change
them from here
Note: If you need more
information about print
options, you can click
the Help button on
any screen.
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3. Select a Media Type setting that corresponds to the paper you are
printing on. If you are using a color-managed workflow, make sure you
choose media type and resolution settings that match the ICC profile
you are using.
Note: Check the web site
(http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized Epson dealer
for other media that may
be available.
The settings followed by (250) are for roll paper or selected 17-inch
wide sheets. Choose a setting without the (250) designation when you
print on smaller sheets. For PremierArt Water Resistant Canvas for
Epson, choose the Watercolor Paper - Radiant White setting.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the
paper, or check the Epson web site (http://prographics.epson.com). If
you are using non-Epson media, choose the closest setting. You may
have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best
for the media you’re using.
4. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic
printing. Choose Advanced B&W Photo if you are printing black and
white photos on select paper types. (For paper types that don’t support
this option, print black and white photos with the Color setting.) Select
Black only if you’re printing line drawings or other non-photographic
images.
5. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job.
You can choose one of the mode settings shown at the left:
The Charts and Graphs setting intensifies colors and lightens the
midtones and highlights for non-photographic output.
The EPSON Vivid setting produces vivid blue and green tones in
printouts. Because this setting reproduces blue and green tones that
cannot be displayed by your monitor, your printouts may differ
from the screen images when this option is selected.
The Charts and Graphs setting intensifies colors and lightens the
midtones and highlights of an image. Use this setting for
presentation graphics, such as charts and graphs.
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The EPSON Standard (sRGB) setting increases the contrast in
images. Use this setting for color photographs.
The Adobe RGB setting matches image colors to the Adobe RGB
color standard.
•
Click Custom to choose one of the settings shown at the left.
The two Advanced Photo settings let you print at either 1440 dpi
(Advanced Photo) or 2880 dpi, the highest resolutions available.
The PhotoEnhanceTM setting allows you to correct noise and other
problems common to digital camera images or choose special tone
and effect settings.
Click the Advanced button to turn off color management in the
printer driver or access additional settings, as described on page 91.
6. When you’re finished choosing print options, click the Paper tab and
follow the instructions below for choosing paper and layout options.
Note: Many application
settings override settings
in the printer driver.
Always verify settings
to get the results
you expect.
Choosing Paper and Layout Options
You can select a variety of settings for margins, orientation, paper saving,
sizing your image, and double-sided printing. Follow the instructions below
to select settings for cut sheet paper, or the instructions on page 86 for roll
paper.
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Choosing Cut Sheet Paper Options
1. On the Properties window, click the Paper tab. You see this window:
2. Select the paper source you’re using (Paper Tray, Roll Paper, Roll
Paper (Banner), or Manual Feed) from the Paper Source list.
For more information about printing on roll paper, see page 86.
3. If you want to print to the edges of the page, click Borderless. Note
that borderless printing applies only to the left and right sides of the
page on cut sheets; margins are required at the top and bottom of the
page. For full-bleed borderless printing, use roll paper, as described on
page 87.
Choose Auto Expand or Retain Size:
•
Auto Expand enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the
paper.
•
Retain Size prints your image at the size you specify in your
application. You need to size it slightly wider than the paper width if
you want to print without borders.
4. Select the Paper Size loaded in the printer.
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5. Make the settings you want for Copies, Orientation, and Printable
Area.
•
•
Standard makes the bottom margin larger than the top and sides.
Maximum reduces the bottom margin (available only for plain
paper).
•
Centered places the image in the center of the printable area.
6. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image or print on both sides of the
paper, click the Layout tab. See your electronic Reference Guide for
more information about double-sided printing.
7. After making your settings, click OK.
Note: Many application
settings override settings
in the printer driver.
Always verify settings
to get the results you
expect.
Choosing Roll Paper Options
Follow these steps to print on roll paper and select settings for borderless
printing and automatic cutting:
1. On the Properties window, click the Paper tab. You see this window:
2. Select Roll Paper or Roll Paper (Banner) from the Paper Source list.
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The Roll Paper (Banner) setting allows you to print a series of
continuous images without any margin space between them. This
option is not available with all applications.
3. If you want to print without margins, click Borderless. Note that
borderless printing takes longer than normal printing. See page 89 for
more information about borderless printing.
Click Expansion. Choose Auto Expand or Retain Size, then click
OK:
•
Auto Expand enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the
paper. You can use the slider to adjust the expansion. Choose Min
for the least amount of image expansion (with a chance that there
will be small borders around the edges) or Max for the greatest
amount of expansion (some of the image will be cut off around the
edges, but it will extend to the edge of the paper).
•
Retain Size prints your image at the size you specify in your
application. You need to size it slightly wider than the paper width if
you want to print without borders.
4. Choose one of the following Auto Cut settings:
•
Off disables automatic cutting. Choose this setting if you want to
operate the cutter manually, print multiple print jobs without
cutting, or if you are printing on heavy media that must be cut by
hand. See page 55 for instructions on operating the cutter manually.
•
Single Cut causes the images to be printed end-to-end and saves
paper. With borderless printing, you may see a sliver of the previous
or next image.
•
Normal Cut allows margin space at the top and bottom of each
image.
Tip: Creating a
user-defined paper
size generally lets you
make the best use of
your roll paper.
•
Double Cut extends the space between images and trims each print
individually. This provides the cleanest edge for borderless printing.
5. Select the size of your image as the paper size.
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To make the best use of your paper, creating a custom paper size is
recommended. Select User Defined. You see this screen:
Type a name for your custom size, then enter the size in hundredths of
an inch (or centimeters) and click Save, then click OK.
6. If you are printing with margins, set the following options:
•
Auto Rotate saves paper if your document length is shorter than
the printable width of the roll. The document is automatically
rotated 90 degrees and printed crosswise. Be sure to click Roll
Width and select the width of your roll paper.
•
Print Page Line prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of
your pages.
•
Save Roll Paper saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of
the last page of your document. Available only if you’ve selected
Roll Paper (Banner) as the Paper Source.
Note: Select Landscape
when you want to rotate
your image 90°.
7. Make the settings you want for Copies and Orientation.
8. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the Layout tab. See
page 90 for more information on layout settings.
9. After making your settings, click OK.
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Borderless Printing
For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either Auto
Expand or Retain Size and create a custom paper size, as described above.
Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can
minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the page width and by
adjusting the length.
For either setting, you should add 0.1 inch to the length of your custom size.
The Auto Expand setting provides the best solution for borderless printing
with minimal image clipping. Using this setting or the Retain Size setting,
you can create a custom paper width equal to the width of the roll media.
The following table shows recommended image widths (in inches) for
borderless printing using either the Auto Expand or Retain Size setting:
Recommended image widths (in inches) for borderless printing
Roll
paper
width
Image width
Image width
(with Auto Expand) (with Retain Size) Custom Paper Size
8.3
8.06
8.35
8.3
10
9.7075
10.25
10
12*
11.8
12.25
12
14*
13.8
14.25
14
16
15.8
16.25
16
17
16.8
17.25
17
* Non-Epson roll media widths
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Choosing Layout Options
You can print a poster-size image, even if your application does not support
poster printing. For instructions on multi-page or double-sided printing, see
your electronic Reference Guide.
1. On the Properties window, click the Layout tab. You see this window:
2. Click Reduce/Enlarge to have the driver resize your image. You can
select Fit to Page or select Custom and enter a scaling percentage.
3. If you are enlarging your image beyond the limits of your application
program, click Optimize Enlargement. The driver will increase the
image size up to 400% and decrease the output resolution to stay within
the pixel limitations.
Depending on the resolution of the original image and the print size,
you may see reduced quality in the print.
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Choosing Advanced Print Options
The advanced settings give you complete control over your printing
environment. If you are using color management setttings in Photoshop or
another application, it is very important to access the advanced settings and
turn off color management in the printer driver, as described on page 92.
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 beginning on page 82.
2. Click Custom and then click Advanced.
You see a window like the following:
These settings
give you different
options on the
lower part of the
screen
3. If necessary, you can change your Media Type and Color settings.
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Note: The Print Quality
settings available depend
on the Media Type you
selected. Choose lower
print quality for faster
printing, or SuperPhoto 2880dpi for best quality.
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
•
Draft
•
Normal - 360dpi
•
Fine - 720dpi
•
SuperFine - 1440dpi
•
SuperPhoto - 2880dpi
5. Choose any of the following:
•
High Speed for fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality.
•
Flip Horizontal for printing a mirror image of your file. Use with
backlight film.
•
Finest Detail for sharper edges when printing text, graphics, and
line art.
•
Edge Smoothing to improve the quality of low-resolution images.
6. Choose one of the following Color Management settings:
•
Tip: If you turn off color
management, you can
still control the ink
density, as described
on page 93.
Color Controls lets you specify individual values for adjusting
brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the
three Color Control modes. You can also choose from three Gamma
settings, which control image contrast by modifying the midtones
and midlevel grays.
•
PhotoEnhance allows you to correct noise and other problems
common to digital camera images or choose special tone and effect
settings.
•
Off (No Color Adjustment) disables color management in the
printer driver. Choose this mode when you use a color managed
workflow in Photoshop or other software.
•
ICM adjusts colors based on the printer’s ICC profile, using the
Image Color Matching system and the printer’s Epson Standard
profile. In most cases, you will get better results by applying color
management in your application, rather than in the printer driver.
7. If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its
performance, click the Paper Config button.
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Note: You may need to
change the Color Density
setting if your custom
profile was created to
optimize D-max and color
gamut.
You see the following:
Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings
override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the
printer’s control panel.
•
Color Density lets you control the ink saturation level (for example,
when you turn off color management in your printer software).
•
Drying Time per Print Head Pass lets you print with non-Epson
media and avoid smearing the ink. You can make the print head
wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry.
•
Paper Feed Adjustment helps reduce banding. Choose a lower
value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you
see dark lines.
•
Paper Suction lets you decrease the paper suction level when
printing on thinner papers (less than 12 lb), such as CAD drafting
paper or backlight film.
•
Paper Thickness helps reduce vertical banding and creates a
sharper image when printing on unusually thick or thin paper.
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•
Cut Method decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner media,
and adjusts the speed for thick media. You may need to experiment
to determine the best setting for your paper.
•
Platen Gap lets you fine-tune the setting for various paper
thicknesses.
•
Eject Roller Type lets you define the eject roller for printing with
non-Epson media. You may need to experiment to determine the
best setting for your paper.
8. Click Save Settings if you want to have your advanced settings
available for reuse. Then type a name for the group of settings and click
Save. The name is added to your list of custom settings.
9. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click OK.
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings
The Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce
neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers
an alternative black and white workflow. Advanced Black and White Photo
mode also provides settings for more advanced black and white control.
Whether your photo is color or grayscale, you can use this unique screening
and color management technology to create stunning black-and-white
prints. This mode is only available when printing on select media types.
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1. On the Main tab, Choose the Media Type setting for the paper you have
loaded in the printer.
2. Choose Advanced B&W Photo for the Color setting.
3. Click Custom, then click Advanced. You see this screen:
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4. You can adjust the following settings:
•
Color Toning: Allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and
white output. The default is Neutral, which will provide you with a
neutral tonal scale print. You can also choose other popular presets
such as Cool, Warm, and Sepia. Note that the presets will affect the
target found in the Tone Color Circle.
•
Tone: Allows you to easily change the entire tonal scale of your
black and white output. While Darker is the default setting, you
may see better results if you choose Dark.
•
Brightness: Adjusts the overall lightness and darkness of your
image.
•
Contrast: Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of
your image.
•
Shadow and Highlight Tonality: Allows you to control tonality
only in the shadow or highlight areas of your image.
•
Max Optical Density: Adjusts the overall density or focus of the
print. Create a soft focus print by setting the density to lower.
•
Highlight Point Shift: If your image is prone to gloss differential,
checking Highlight Point Shift will help to reduce gloss differential
by adding density to the highlights of your image.
•
Tone Color Circle: Click on any portion of this color wheel or
enter corresponding values to customize the tone (hue) to add to
your black and white print. The closer you select to the edge of the
wheel, the more color you will add to your black and white print.
•
Preview: Approximates the image tone based on your settings.
Please note this preview will always be of the same image and is not
color managed. It is just to be used to give you a level of feedback as
you make changes.
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Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs
and cancel, pause, or restart them.
The Progress Meter opens each time you send a print job. Status Monitor 3,
which appears on the taskbar when you print, lets you check the printer’s
status and monitor print jobs.
Using the Progress Meter
After you send a print job, the Progress Meter window appears:
Click to cancel
Click to pause/resume
printing
May not appear if you
are printing over a
network
Click for more details
on the displayed
printing tip
You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job. You also
see how much ink you have left and view printing tips.
If you don’t want the Progress Meter to appear, you can turn it off. See
page 99 for instructions.
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Setting Monitoring Preferences and Optimizing Print
Speed
You can choose when and how you want to be notified of problems, whether
you want a Status Monitor 3 icon to appear on your Windows taskbar, and
whether you want to allow monitoring by other users who share the printer.
You can also use the Speed and Progress utility to improve printing speed.
1. Do one of the following:
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Printers and Faxes.
Right-click your printer icon and select Printing Preferences.
•
Windows 2000: Click Start, point to Settings, then select
Printers. Right-click your printer icon and select Properties,
Document Defaults, or Printing Preferences.
2. Click the Utility tab, then click the Speed & Progress button. You see
the Speed & Progress window:
Note: If you want to
disable display of the
progress meter during
printing, you can click the
Show Progress Meter
checkbox to deselect it.
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3. Select from the following options:
•
High Speed Copies speeds up printing of multiple copies of the
same document using hard disk space as a cache. If you have
multiple hard drives, you can select a different drive to spool to.
•
Show Progress Meter lets you control whether or not the Progress
Meter is displayed when you send a print job.
•
Always spool RAW datatype lets you spool documents using the
RAW format instead of the EMF (metafile) format. Because the
RAW format requires fewer resources, printing is faster and you can
avoid certain problems, such as insufficient memory or disk space.
•
Page Rendering Mode speeds printing by rendering the entire
page. Use this setting if print speed is extremely slow or the print
head stops for a few minutes while printing. Printing will take
longer to start.
•
Coarse Rendering allows you to override the length or width
limitations in applications (such as Photoshop) that restrict the
number of pixels you can print.
•
Print as Bitmap allows large or complex vector graphics to print
faster in Adobe Acrobat® or any other non-image based application.
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4. Click the Monitoring Preferences button. You see the Monitoring
Preferences window:
5. Select the Notification options you want to use.
6. If you want to have the Status Monitor 3 icon appear in your Windows
taskbar, click the Shortcut Icon checkbox. Then select the icon to use.
After you enable the shortcut, you can simply double-click the icon to
open the Status Monitor 3 window or right-click it, then select
Monitoring Preferences in the pop-up menu.
7. Select Allow monitoring of shared printers if your printer is shared
and you want to let other users monitor it.
8. Click OK to save your settings.
9. Click OK to close the Speed & Progress window and return to the
Utility menu. Then click OK again to exit the Printers utility.
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Chapter 5:
Maintaining
and
Transporting
the Printer
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 requires little maintenance to keep working at its
best. This chapter describes the following routine procedures:
•
Checking printer status and part life
•
Checking and cleaning the print head
•
Aligning the print head
•
Replacing ink cartridges
•
Changing the black ink cartridge
•
Performing additional maintenance tasks
•
Replacing the paper cutter blade
•
Replacing the maintenance tank
•
Cleaning the printer
•
Transporting or storing the printer
•
Uninstalling and reinstalling printer software
•
Removing the optional print server card
In addition to the features described in this chapter, you can also use the
SelecType menu system on the printer to fine-tune a variety of printer
settings. For more information, see the electronic Reference Guide included
on the CD-ROM that came with your printer.
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Note: To test the print
quality, see page 104 for
instructions on printing a
nozzle check.
Checking Printer Status and Part Life
Using the SelecType menus, you can check the amount of ink remaining,
the total number of prints, and the status of your cutter blade, maintenance
tank, and other printer parts. You can either print out a status check, or you
can view the printer’s status on the LCD panel.
Printing Status Information
The status check sheet shows some of the current default settings, the
amount of ink remaining in each cartridge, the page count, and the status of
various printer parts.
Follow these steps to print the status check sheet:
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the tray.
2. Press the Menu
Note: You can replace
the ink cartridges, cutter
blade, and maintenance
tank yourself. Other
printer parts need to
be replaced by an
authorized Epson service
technician.
button. You see PRINTER SETUP.
3. Press the button so you see TEST PRINT, then press Menu
see NOZZLE CHECK.
4. Press
so you see STATUS CHECK, then press Menu
. You
. You see
PRINT.
5. Press Menu
again to start printing.
The amount of ink left or the component life is indicated as follows:
E*****F = 100–81% ink or service life remaining
E**** F = 80–61%
E*** F = 60–41%
E**
F = 40–21%
E*
F = 20–11%
% = less than 10% ink or service life remaining
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Viewing Status Information
Note: Some status
information is a
projection based on the
last print made.
To view printer status information instead of printing it, follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu
2. Press the
Menu
button. You see PRINTER SETUP.
button until you see PRINTER STATUS, then press
. You see VERSION.
3. Do one of the following:
•
To check the firmware version, press Menu
press the button.
again. When done,
•
To check the number of pages that can be printed with each ink
cartridge, press until you see PRINTABLE PG, then press Menu
. When done, press the button.
This option must be enabled by using the maintenance mode on the
printer’s control panel. See page 117 for instructions.
•
To check the amount of ink left, press until you see INK LEFT,
then press Menu . The status of the first cartridge (MK, or matte
black) is displayed, using the E*****F symbols described above.
Continue pressing to see the status of the remaining cartridges.
When done, press the button.
•
To check how much of the maintenance tank has been used, press
until you see MAINT TANK, then press Menu . The status of
the tank is displayed, using the E*****F symbols described above.
When done, press the button.
•
To check the amount of ink used (in milliliters) and paper used
(in square meters), press until you see USAGE COUNT, then
press Menu . Clear this setting with the USE COUNT CLR
option.
You can change the units of measurement from meters to inches
and feet by using the maintenance mode on the printer’s control
panel. See page 117 for instructions.
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•
To check job history, press until you see JOB HISTORY, then
press Menu . For the last 10 print jobs saved in the printer, you
see the ink used (in milliliters) and paper used (in square meters).
The most recent job is saved as No. 0. When done, press the
button. Clear this setting with the JOB HIST CLR option.
•
To check the total number of prints, press until you see TOTAL
PRINTS, then press Menu
. When done, press the button.
•
To check the status of other printer parts, press until you see
SERVICE LIFE, then press Menu
. The status of the cutter is
displayed, using the E*****F symbols described below. Continue
pressing to see the status of the carriage motor, paper feed motor,
print head, and cleaning unit.
The status of the ink and printer parts is indicated with these symbols:
E*****F = 100–81% ink or service life remaining
E**** F = 80–61%
E*** F = 60–41%
E**
F = 40–21%
E*
F = 20–11%
% = less than 10% ink or service life remaining
4. Press the
Pause button to exit the menu.
For more information about the Printer Status menu, see your electronic
Reference Guide.
Note: You can run a
cleaning cycle by holding
down the Menu button
for three seconds. You
can also use the printer’s
menus to run a power
cleaning cycle. See
page 106 for details.
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head
If your printed image shows a color shift or horizontal lines, you should
check the print head to see if any nozzles are clogged.
You can check the print head nozzles and select the Auto Cleaning feature at
the same time, using your printer utility software. This enables the printer to
print a nozzle check pattern, read it, and automatically run a cleaning cycle if
necessary.
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the paper tray.
2. Do one of the following to access the printer utilities:
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•
Mac OS X: Open the Epson Printer Utility in your Applications
folder. Select Stylus Pro 4800, and click OK.
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select
Printing Preferences. Click the Utility tab.
•
Windows 2000: Click Start, point to Settings, then select
Printers. Right-click your printer icon and select Printing
Preferences (Windows 2000). Click the Utility tab.
You see a screen like the following:
3. Click the Nozzle Check icon.
4. Click Print to print the nozzle check pattern.
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5. Examine the nozzle check pattern to make sure it has no gaps or lines.
•
If the printout looks okay as shown below, you’re done. Click
Finish.
•
If you see any gaps as shown below, click Clean to clean the print
head and follow the on-screen instructions.
6. If the nozzles do not clear after a few cleaning cycles, run a Power
Cleaning Cycle, as described in the next section.
Running a Power Cleaning Cycle
You can run a power cleaning cycle from the control panel if the normal
cleaning process is not sufficient to clear the nozzles. However, the power
cycle uses a large quantity of ink, so it is recommended only as a last resort.
The cartridges need to be at least 50% full to use power cleaning. You may
need to replace a low cartridge to run the cleaning cycle. After cleaning, you
can reinsert the old cartridge.
1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs cleaning, as
described on page 102.
Caution: Don’t run a
cleaning cycle while
thick media is loaded in
the printer.
2. Make sure the printer is ready and the red B ink light on the printer’s
LCD panel is not on or flashing.
3. Press the Menu
button until you see MAINTENANCE, then press
4. Press the
Menu
5. Press the
Menu
button.
.
button until you see PWR CLEANING, then press
. Press Menu
again to start the power cleaning.
6. Follow the instructions on the LCD panel to raise or lower the ink
levers.
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7. When cleaning is finished and the Pause light stops flashing, print the
nozzle check again to confirm that the head is clean.
Note: You must use at
least a 10× eye loupe to
check the pattern.
For effective cleaning, always run a nozzle check between cycles.
If the pattern is still missing segments after a few power cleaning cycles,
turn the printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print head
again the following morning with regular cleaning cycles. If you still see
no improvement, contact Epson for assistance.
Aligning the Print Head
Aligning the print head is the most important thing you can do to ensure the
best print quality. If banding appears on your prints, if they look grainy or
blurry, or you see misregistration or “ghosting,” you need to align the print
head.
Although you can align the print head using the printer utility software, it’s
best to align from the control panel. This will do the most thorough job in
the shortest time, and it’s all automatic.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s a good idea to run a nozzle check before
aligning the print head (page 104). This ensures that the print head
alignment patterns print correctly.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel:
Tip: To properly align the
print head, you can use
letter-size Epson
Enhanced Matte Paper or
Premium Luster Photo
Paper.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load Epson Enhanced Matte
paper or the paper that came with the printer.
2. Press the Menu
3. Press the
Menu
button.
button so you see HEAD ALIGNMENT, then press
. You see PAPER THKNS.
button again so that *STD appears on the display.
4. Press the Menu
This is the correct thickness setting for most Epson papers, including
Enhanced Matte paper.
button to register the value, then press the
5. Press the Menu
to display PAPER THKNS again.
6. Press the
button to display ALIGNMENT.
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7. Press the Menu
button to display AUTO, then press the Menu
button again. You see UNI-D (uni-directional). This is the type of
alignment to start with.
8. Press the Menu
button again to start the alignment process.
It takes about 7 minutes to run the automatic uni-directional head
alignment. The printer’s white beam sensor reads the alignment pattern
and adjusts the printer automatically. Make sure you don’t open the top
cover or turn off the printer during this process.
9. When the uni-directional alignment is finished, press the button until
you see BI-D 2-COLOR. Then press the Menu
button again to start
the bi-directional black alignment process, which is also completely
automatic and takes about 7 minutes.
10. When the bi-directional black alignment is finished, press the button
button again to start
until you see BI-D ALL. Then press the Menu
the alignment process. Again, this process is completely automatic and
takes about 7 minutes.
11. When done, press the
Pause button to exit the head alignment mode.
If you want to verify or fine-tune the automatic alignment process, you can
perform a manual head alignment. See your electronic Reference Guide for
instructions.
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
Tip: You can store
partially used ink
cartridges for up to
6 months.
Before you begin a large print job, you should check your ink levels. If one of
your cartridges is low, you can replace it before you start. Or you can wait
until the ink runs out, replace the cartridge, and then continue the job
without any loss of print quality. However, it is best to replace a low ink
cartridge before starting a large print job.
The easiest way to check ink levels is from the control panel:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Menu
3sec.
Empty
Full
8 Light
Light Black
1 Matte
Black/Photo
Black
4 Yellow
2 Cyan
3 Magenta
6 Light Cyan
7 Light Magenta
5 Light Black
When the red B ink light is flashing (and INK LOW is displayed on the LCD
panel), the indicated cartridge is almost out of ink. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge. When the light stays on and INK OUT is displayed,
the cartridge is empty. You must replace the cartridge before you can
continue printing.
You can install any combination of 110 ml and 220 ml cartridges. It’s a good
idea to keep a set of empty 110 ml cartridges on hand at all times in case you
need to ship the printer.
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Use the following UltraChromeK3 Epson ink cartridges:
Caution: You must use
the Epson ink cartridges
designed for your printer.
Other ink cartridges will
not work and may cause
damage not covered by
your warranty.
Cartridge
110 ml
220 ml*
Matte Black
T543800
T544800
Photo Black
T564100
T565100
Cyan
T564200
T565200
Magenta
T564300
T565300
Yellow
T564400
T565400
Light Cyan
T564500
T565500
Light Magenta
T564600
T565600
Light Black
T564700
T565700
Light Light Black
T564900
T565900
* When using these cartridges, you must leave the ink compartment door open.
Caution: Leave the
empty cartridge in the
printer until you are ready
to replace it.
To prevent ink reporting
errors, never replace the
ink cartridges with the
printer turned off.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson
reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
In the U.S., you can also purchase online at www.epsonstore.com. In
Canada, you can also purchase at www.epson.ca or 800-807-7766.
Before you start, make sure the printer is powered on. Then follow these
steps to replace an ink cartridge:
1. Note the color of the cartridge whose light is on or flashing. This is the
cartridge you need to replace.
2. Press the ink compartment cover to open it.
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3. Raise the ink levers to the unlocked position.
WARNING: Do not shake
the empty cartridge, or ink
may leak out. If ink gets on
your hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets in
your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
4. Remove the empty ink cartridge from the printer. Make sure you save
your first set of empty 110 ml cartridges, so you can use them for
transporting the printer if necessary.
5. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color, and remove it
from its package.
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6. Gently shake the cartridge before installing it.
Note: If you can’t insert
the cartridge smoothly,
you may have the wrong
cartridge. Check the
package and product
code. If the B ink light
remains on after installing
the cartridge, it may not
be inserted fully.
7. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the printer. Then
insert the cartridge into the slot. Don’t force it in.
8. Lower the ink lever to its locked position.
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Caution: Do not remove
and re-insert cartridges
more often than
necessary. Doing so can
compromise the needle
valve seal and allow air to
enter the ink tubes,
causing nozzle loss.
9. If you’re using 110 ml cartridges, close the ink compartment cover. If
you’re using 220 ml cartridges, you’ll have to leave the cover open.
Once the cartridges are installed, the printer returns to its READY state.
Changing the Black Ink Cartridge
Caution: To avoid
interruption, observe the
following conditions: Do
not turn off the printer,
open the top cover,
remove the rear cover,
move the paper lever to
the released position,
remove the ink
cartridges, remove the
maintenance tank, or
unplug the power cord.
Note: If an electrical
power failure occurs
during this operation, turn
the printer on again. You
can continue your
procedure at the
breakpoint.
You can change the black ink from Matte Black to Photo Black or vice-versa.
You will need to use the Black Ink Conversion Kit (included with your
printer) and a new black ink cartridge (either Matte or Photo that you want
to convert to).
The Photo Black cartridge is ideal for printing photographic images on all
media types. It is optimized for traditional photographic and ink jet-coated
papers, such as Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper, Photo Semigloss Paper,
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper, etc.
The Matte Black cartridge is optimized for printing photographic images on
matte or plain papers, such as Epson Enhanced Matte Paper and Epson
Velvet Fine Art Paper.
Generally, you should switch black ink cartridges only if you plan to run a
large number of print jobs in the new mode. Since it takes several minutes to
switch and consumes some ink, you shouldn’t switch cartridges more often
than necessary.
Changing the black ink cartridge also consumes color ink, so you need to
make sure that all of the cartridges contain enough ink before you begin.
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If MNT TNK FULL appears on the LCD, you need to replace the
maintenance tank. See page 121.
Draining the Old Ink
1. Make sure that READY appears on the LCD panel.
2. Press the Menu
3. Press the
Menu
4. Press the
Menu
button.
button until you see MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
button until you see BK INK CHANGE, and then press the
button.
5. Press the Menu
button again.
6. When RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD, raise the
ink lever on the right ink compartment.
7. When RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD, raise the ink
lever on the left ink compartment.
8. When REMOVE INK CRTG appears, remove all four ink cartridges
from the left ink compartment.
Note: If REPLACE
CNVRSION CRTG
appears, press the Pause
button. Remove the old
conversion cartridge(s)
from the left ink
compartment, and then
insert the new
conversion cartridge(s).
Go to step 4 to start
again.
9. When INSTALL CNVRSION CRTG appears, insert the three
conversion cartridges in the slots on the left ink compartment.
10. When LOWER THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD, lower the
ink lever on the left ink compartment.
The printer starts draining ink and DRAINING XX% appears on the
LCD. Wait until draining is complete.
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Installing the New Black Ink Cartridge
1. When draining is complete, RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on
the LCD. Raise the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
2. When REMOVE CNVRSION CRTG appears, remove the conversion
cartridges from the slots on the left ink compartment.
3. When INSERT INK CRTG appears, insert the cartridges in their
specified slots.
4. When LOWER BOTH INK LEVERS appears, lower the ink levers on the
right and left ink compartments.
5. When RAISE BOTH INK LEVERS appears, raise the ink lever on the
right and left ink compartments.
Note: Because ink
charging after black ink
conversion consumes a
large quantity of ink, you
may need to replace the
ink cartridges soon.
The printer starts charging ink. After a while, ink lever messages appear
on the LCD.
6. When a message appears on the LCD, raise or lower the ink levers
accordingly until READY appears on the LCD.
7. Because ink charging after black ink conversion consumes a large
quantity of ink, you may need to replace the ink cartridges soon.
When READY appears on the LCD, ink charging is complete.
8. If you have installed 110 ml ink cartridges, close the ink compartment
covers. If you have installed 220 ml ink cartridges, do not close the ink
compartment covers.
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Updating the Printer Driver Information
After the replacement operation, update the driver information using the
steps below.
•
Mac OS X
Open the Epson Printer Utility in your Applications folder. Select
Stylus Pro 4800, and click OK. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor
button and make sure the Matte Black cartridge option is shown. If not,
click Update.
•
Windows
Click the Main tab and make sure that the correct ink cartridge is
displayed. If not, set the information manually by clicking the Utility
tab and then the Printer and Option Information button.
Performing Additional Maintenance Tasks
In addition to running a power cleaning cycle and replacing the cutter blade,
you can use the Maintenance menu to set the printer’s date and time. You
can also use the maintenance mode to change printer defaults and run
special procedures.
Changing the Date and Time
Follow these steps to set the date and time:
1. Press the Menu
button.
2. Press the
again.
button until you see MAINTENANCE, then press Menu
3. Press the
button until you see CLOCK SETTINGS, then press Menu
.
4. Use the or buttons to set each item in the date and time, displayed
in the following format: MM/DD/YY HH:MM.
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Using the Maintenance Mode
The maintenance mode allows you to make special settings and perform
maintenance procedures that may be needed occasionally. You can use the
maintenance mode to do the following:
•
Print a hex dump for diagnosing problems
•
Change the language or units of measurements used on the printer’s
control panel menus
•
Enable the printable pages counter
•
Change the default pressure setting for the automatic cutter
•
Run a “super strong” cleaning cycle.
•
Return all of the printer’s control panel settings to their default values
Follow these steps to use the maintenance mode:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Press and hold the Pause button,
then press the P Power button until the printer turns on and displays
HEX DUMP on the LCD panel.
2. Press the or button to select the settings described below. If you
need to back up to the previous menu level, press the button.
•
To print a hex dump of data in the printer’s buffer, press the
Menu
button to display EXEC. Then press Menu
again
to print the 16-byte hex data in the left column and corresponding
ASCII characters in the right column. Press the Pause button to
print the last page.
•
To change the language displayed on the LCD panel, press the
button.
button until you see LANGUAGE, then press the Menu
Press the button until you see the language you want, then press
Menu
again to select it. The printer exits maintenance mode
and returns to normal operation.
•
To enable printable pages, press the button until you see PAPER
COUNTER, then press the Menu
button. Press the button to
select an option, then press the Menu
button.
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•
To change the units of measurement, press the button until you
see UNIT, then press the Menu
button. Press the button to
switch from METER to FEET/INCH, then press Menu
to select
the units you want. Press the button when done.
•
To change the default cutting pressure, press the button until you
button to display
see CUT PRESSURE, then press the Menu
100%. Press the button to decrease the pressure, or the button
to increase it (in 1% increments). Press Menu
to select the
setting you want.
•
To run a super strong cleaning cycle, press the button until you
button to display EXEC. Press
see SSCL, then press the Menu
Menu
to start the cleaning cycle.
•
To return all control panel settings to their default values, press the
the button until you see DEFAULT PANEL, then press the
Menu
button to display EXEC. Press Menu
again to restore
the default settings.
3. To exit the maintenance mode, turn off the printer by pressing the
P Power button. Press the P Power button again to turn on the printer
in the normal operating mode.
Note: You can purchase
replacement blades from
an authorized Epson
reseller. To find the
nearest reseller, call
800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). In the
U.S., you can also
purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com.
In Canada, you can also
purchase at
www.epson.ca or
800-807-7766.
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade
If you notice that your paper isn’t being cut cleanly, the cutter blade may
need to be replaced. If you use the blade to cut heavy stock, you will damage
the blade and need to replace it. See page 48 for a list of media that do not
work with the cutter.
You can check the status of your cutter by printing the status check sheet or
viewing its status on the control panel. See page 103 for instructions.
You can obtain a new cutter blade from Epson (part number C12C815291).
Make sure the printer is on, then follow these steps to replace the blade:
1. Press the Menu
2. Press the
3. Press Menu
button.
button until you see CUTTER REPLACE.
to display EXEC.
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Caution: Do not try to
slide the carriage by
hand, or you may damage
the printer.
4. Press Menu
again. The print head moves to the replacement
position. OPEN TOP COVER is displayed.
5. Open the top cover.
6. When REPLACE CUTTER is displayed on the LCD, hold down the side
pin as shown and turn the latch to the right.
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WARNING: The blade is
sharp. Be careful when
removing it.
7. Release the side pin and carefully remove the cutter blade.
8. Insert the new cutter as shown.
9. Push down on the side pin while turning the latch to the left.
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10. Close the top cover when you see a message prompting you to do so.
The cutter moves to the home position.
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
The maintenance tank stores ink that gets flushed from the system during
manual and automatic print head cleaning. When the tank is almost full, the
message MNT TK NEAR FULL appears on the LCD panel. When the tank is
completely full, the printer stops working and MNT TNK FULL appears on
the LCD.
You can check how much space remains in the maintenance tank by viewing
its indicator on the control panel, shown below. You can also check its status
using the SelecType menu (see page 103) or by printing a nozzle check sheet
(see page 102).
Maintenance tank
indicator (showing
a new tank)
Note: You can purchase
replacement items for
your printer from an
authorized Epson
reseller. To find the
nearest reseller, call
800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). In the
U.S., you can also
purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com.
(U.S. sales only). In
Canada, you can also
purchase at
www.epson.ca or
800-807-7766.
Replacement tanks are available from Epson (part number C12C890191).
Follow these steps to replace the tank:
1. Make sure the printer is not printing or performing any other operations
(READY or PAPER OUT should appear on the control panel).
2. If you are using 220 ml ink cartridges, remove the four cartridges from
the right ink compartment, then close the compartment cover.
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Caution: Be careful not
to spill ink from the
maintenance tank when
removing it. Hold it upright
at all times and dispose of
it carefully.
3. Place your hand under the right ink compartment and gently pull out
the maintenance tank.
4. Place the used tank in the plastic bag included with the new tank.
5. Insert the new tank.
6. If you removed any ink cartridges, replace them after inserting the new
maintenance tank.
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Caution: Be careful not
to touch the gears inside
the printer.
To avoid damaging the
components as well as
the case, never use
alcohol or thinners to
clean the printer.
Be careful not to get
water on the printer
mechanism or electronic
components.
Don’t use a hard or
abrasive brush.
Don’t spray the inside
of the printer with
lubricants; unsuitable
oils can damage the
mechanism. Contact
Epson if you think the
printer needs lubrication.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a
year.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all its lights are off. Then unplug
the power cord and disconnect the printer from your system.
2. Open the roll paper cover and remove the roll paper. Remove any sheets
from the paper tray. Use a soft brush attachment to vacuum the paper
tray.
3. If the paper path accidentally gets soiled with ink, gently clean it with a
soft, lint-free cloth dampened with water.
4. If the outer case is dirty, clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with
mild detergent. Keep the ink cartridge compartment closed to prevent
water from getting inside.
Transporting or Storing the Printer
If you are moving the printer a short distance (for example, in the same
building), raise the ink levers and have at least two people lift the printer.
To ship the printer, you must repack it using the original box and packing
materials and secure it to a pallet. If you do not have these items, contact
Epson to request them. Otherwise, the printer may be damaged beyond
repair.
WARNING: The printer
weighs about 88 lb (without
ink), and should be lifted by
two people.
If your printer includes the EpsonNet Ethernet card, you must remove it
before shipping the printer for repairs. See page 127 for instructions.
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Preparing the Printer for Shipment
1. Turn the printer on and remove the following parts:
•
All paper or other media
•
Roll paper spindle
•
Paper tray
2. If you are using the 110 ml ink cartridges, leave them installed. If you
are using 220 ml cartridges, remove them and install 110 ml cartridges.
Caution: To avoid spilling
ink and damaging the
printer, you must leave
the cartridges in place,
raise the ink levers, and
lock the print head.
To store partially used cartridges removed from the printer, tape over
the needle valve hole and place each cartridge in a separate, resealable
plastic bag. Be sure to remove the tape before reinstalling the cartridges.
The printer must be powered on when removing or installing ink
cartridges.
3. Raise the ink levers.
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4. Make sure the print head is in the home (far right) position. Then lock
the print head by pushing the green tab to the right.
5. If you saved the carriage retainer bracket, replace it and screw it back
into place. (See page 18.)
Caution: Do not turn off
the printer by unplugging
it or turning off a power
strip. You will not be able
to lock the print head, and
ink will leak out of the
reservoir, damaging the
printer.
6. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord.
7. If you need to ship the printer, you must repack it using the original box
and packing materials and secure it to a pallet. If you do not have these
items, contact Epson to request them. Otherwise, the printer may be
damaged beyond repair.
If you are transporting the printer in your own vehicle without the
original packaging, make sure you wrap and pack the printer securely.
Transport the printer in a horizontal position on a flat, stable surface.
8. Keep the printer level while moving it.
Caution: Make sure you
release the print head by
pulling out the green tab.
Setting Up the Printer After Transportation
Setting up the printer after transporting it is almost identical to setting it up
for the first time, as described on page 17.
Keep in mind that the first time you start printing after moving the printer,
the print head nozzles may be clogged—especially if the printer hasn’t been
turned on for a long time. You may need to run a cleaning cycle (page 104)
and realign the print head (page 107) to ensure good print quality.
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If you see the message PERFORM POWER CLEANING? on the LCD panel
after setting up the printer, select Y to start the power cleaning process, as
described on page 106.
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver
If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer driver software for any
reason, follow the instructions in the appropriate section below.
Macintosh
1. Open the Applications folder, then the Utilities folder.
2. Double-click Printer Setup Utility, select Stylus Pro 4800, and then
click Delete.
Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Graphics website at
http://prographics.epson.
com for updated drivers
and utilities that may
become available.
3. If you want to reinstall your printer software, restart your Macintosh.
Then follow the instructions on page 24 to install the software.
Windows
1. On Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel.
On Windows 2000, double-click
My Computer, then
double-click the Control Panel icon.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. Click Epson Printer
Software in the program list, then select your printer icon.
3. Click the Change/Remove or Add/Remove button and follow the
on-screen instructions.
4. If you want to reinstall your printer software, restart your computer.
Then follow the instructions on page 30 to install the software.
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Removing the Optional Print Server Card
If you need to exchange or ship your printer, you must remove the Ethernet
card.
WARNING: The card will be
hot after printing. Make sure
you allow the card to cool
before handling it.
1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord.
2. Disconnect the Ethernet cable.
3. Remove the two screws securing the card.
4. Make sure the card is cool before pulling it out of the slot.
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129
Chapter 6:
Solving
Problems
As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a problem. The
first thing you should do is diagnose the problem following the guidelines in
this chapter. Then try the most likely solutions until the problem is fixed.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
•
Diagnosing problems
•
Checking error messages and lights
•
Improving print quality
•
Solving operational problems
•
Solving miscellaneous printing problems
•
Solving paper problems, including clearing paper jams
Diagnosing Problems
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 includes a number of ways to help you diagnose
problems:
•
To identify the most common problems, check the messages and lights
on the control panel. See pages 130 through 134 for more information.
•
If you’re using the Epson printer driver and Status Monitor utility,
check your software for error messages. See Chapter 4 or 5 for more
information.
•
To determine whether the problem is caused by the printer itself,
disconnect the printer from your computer and run a nozzle check from
the control panel. See page 102 for instructions.
•
If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem,
contact Epson as described under “Where To Get Help” on page 10.
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Checking Error Messages and Lights
The control panel includes various lights and an LCD display to indicate the
status of the printer:
Paper light
LCD display
Menu
button
Power
button
Ink
light
Pause button
and light
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Left arrow or paper
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When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a message appears on
the LCD display, and the lights on the control panel come on or flash. The
following table lists the messages in alphabetical order and includes an
explanation and instructions for correcting the problem.
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
CHANGE PAPER
TYPE
on
Paper loaded does not
match the source
selected.
Paper Source button to select the
Press the
correct setting: either
(for paper in the tray,
or
for roll paper).
or
You’re using the wrong
printer driver.
Pause button and hold it for 3
Press the
seconds to cancel the print job. Make sure you
installed the correct driver for your printer.
Damaged data was
sent to the printer or
the data has an
incorrect command.
Press the
Pause button and hold it for 3
seconds to cancel the print job.
The installed printer
driver is not correct for
the printer.
Stop printing, and press the Pause button for
3 seconds. Then make sure that the installed
printer driver is correct for the printer.
The black ink cartridge
option does not match
what is selected in the
driver
Stop printing, and then press and hold the
Pause button for 3 seconds. Select the correct
black ink cartridge option in the driver. See
page 116. If you want to continue printing,
Pause button.
press the
Non-Epson genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Press the
Pause button for 3 seconds to
cancel printing. If you want to continue printing,
Pause button.
press the
—
Cut sheet needs to be
loaded manually.
Load the sheet in the manual feed slot. See
page 44 for instructions.
FORBIDDEN
MEDIA FROM P.
TRAY
—
Cut sheet needs to be
loaded manually.
Load the sheet in the manual feed slot. See
page 44 for instructions.
INK LOW
B Ink light
flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are
nearly empty (printing
continues).
Make sure you have replacement cartridges
available. See page 109.
INK OUT
B Ink light on
Ink cartridge(s) are
empty (printing stops).
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated on the
LCD panel. See page 109 for instructions.
COMMAND
ERROR
DRIVER INK SET
SETTING IS
WRONG
Paper light
—
—
MISMATCH
ERROR
Note:
These messages
alternate.
FEED SHEET
PAPER
FEED SHEET
PAPER
MANUALLY
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Message
Light
Explanation
Response
INVALID INK
CRTG
B Ink light on
You tried to install the
wrong ink cartridge.
If you are installing ink cartridges for the first
time, you must install the cartridges that came
with your printer.
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the
package and product code. You must use the
ink cartridges designed for your printer. Other
cartridges will not work.
Paper light
Paper lever is in the
released position while
loading paper.
After you finish loading paper, pull the paper
lever all the way forward, to the secured
position.
Paper light
Paper source setting in
printer driver is
different from control
panel.
Make sure the right paper is loaded and the
paper source setting is the same on the control
panel and printer driver.
—
One or both ink levers
are raised.
Pull the lever or levers down to lock the ink
cartridges.
MNT REQ.
—
A printer part will need
to be replaced soon.
Note the code number and contact Epson as
described on page 10.
MNT TK NEAR
FULL
—
The maintenance tank
is almost full.
Make sure you have a replacement
maintenance tank. See page 121.
MNT TNK FULL
B Ink light on
The maintenance tank
is full.
Replace the maintenance tank. See page 121
for instructions.
NO BORDERLESS
WITH THIS SIZE
—
Borderless setting
selected for A2-size
sheets (11.7 × 16.5)
Change the setting in the printer driver, or load
different-size paper.
NO INK CRTG
B Ink light on
Ink cartridge(s) not
installed or ink lever
raised.
Install ink cartridges (page 109) or lower the ink
lever.
NO MNT TNK
—
The maintenance tank
is not installed.
Make sure the maintenance tank is fully
inserted. See page 121 for instructions.
NOT STRAIGHT
RELOAD
Cut sheet paper is not
loaded straight.
Load the paper correctly.
on
LOAD PAPER
on
LOAD ROLL
PAPER
on
LOAD SHEET
PAPER IN P.
TRAY
LOWER INK
LEVERS
LOWER L (or R)
INK LVR
RELOAD PAPER
Note:
These messages
alternate.
Paper light
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Message
Light
Explanation
Response
NOZZLES STILL
CLOGGED
—
Head cleaning did not
clear the nozzles.
Run the head cleaning utility again. If the
nozzles are still clogged, contact Epson.
OPTION I/F
ERROR
—
Wrong interface card
installed.
Turn off the printer and remove the card. See
the documentation that came with the card.
PAPER NOT CUT
Paper light
flashing
Roll paper was not cut
correctly.
Open the top cover and remove the uncut
paper. Reload paper if necessary.
The cutter may be
blunt or incorrectly
installed.
Reinstall or replace the cutter blade if
necessary, as described on page 118.
Paper slipped and fed
into the printer at an
angle.
Reload paper, making sure the edges are
straight.
No paper is loaded.
Load paper.
Paper ran out.
Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the
printer and load more paper.
PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT
Paper light
flashing
PAPER OUT
Paper light
on
If the message appears during a print job, reset
the printer by pressing the Pause button for
3 seconds. Then load paper and resend the job.
REAR COVER
OPEN
—
The rear cover has
been removed.
Replace the rear cover.
RELEASE LEVER
REMOVE PAPER
JAM
Paper light
flashing
Paper has jammed in
the printer.
Remove the jammed paper. See page 142 for
more information.
Paper light
Printer cannot detect
paper.
If you are using cut sheets, make sure the
paper is flat. Move the paper lever.
PAPER NOT CUT error
was cleared.
Reload paper.
Paper light
Manually loaded sheet
is not inserted far
enough.
Insert the sheet further into the printer. See
page 44 for instructions.
Paper light
Paper is too thick for
head cleaning.
Pull the paper lever out to remove the paper.
Head cleaning automatically starts. After
cleaning, reload paper.
RELOAD PAPER
on
RELOAD PAPER
INSERT DEEPLY
on
REMOVE PAPER
on
Printer could not feed
the printed page.
REPLACE
CNVRSION CRTG
—
The conversion
cartridge needs to be
replaced.
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Remove the print.
Replace the conversion cartridge with a new
one. Or, complete the replacement of the black
ink by pressing the
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Message
Light
Explanation
Response
SERVICE REQ.
All lights
flashing
The print head is
locked.
Pull out the green tab to unlock the print head.
See page 18.
An error has occurred.
Note the error number, then turn the printer off
and back on. If the message remains, contact
Epson as described on page 10.
Ink cartridge chip error.
Remove and reinstall the ink cartridge. If the
message remains, replace the cartridge.
Paper lever was
released during the
printing process or
another operation.
Pull the lever all the way forward, to the
secured position. Start printing again from the
beginning for best results.
SET INK CRTG
—
SET PAPER
LEVER
on
Paper light
TOP COVER
OPEN
—
Top cover is open.
Close the top cover.
UNABLE TO
PRINT
—
You tried to print while
an error condition was
present.
Press the
Pause button to exit the
SelecType menu system. If the message
appears again, clear the error before you print.
WRONG INK
CRTG
B Ink light on
You tried to install the
wrong ink cartridge.
If you are installing ink cartridges for the first
time, you must install the cartridges that came
with your printer.
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the
package and product code. You must use the
ink cartridges designed for your printer. Other
cartridges will not work.
WRONG PAPER
SIZE
Paper light
flashing
Loaded paper does not
match the image size.
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Make sure the size you selected in the printer
driver matches the loaded paper size. Load the
correct size paper if necessary.
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Improving Print Quality
You can often improve print quality by doing the following:
•
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 104 for instructions.
•
Align the print head. See page 107 for instructions.
•
When you send a print job, make sure your print options are set
correctly. For more information, see Chapter 3 (Macintosh) or Chapter
4 (Windows).
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions below.
Problem
Solution
Your print has
horizontal banding.
◗ Check the ink indicators and light to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink
cartridges if necessary, as described on page 109.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 104 for instructions.
◗ Align the print head from the printer’s control panel, as described on page 107.
◗ Turn off High Speed in your Advanced settings.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face down in the
tray.
◗ Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto - 2880dpi.
◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP and non-Epson media, see if the RIP provides a
method for adjusting the paper feed.
Try adjusting your paper configuration settings (page 70 for Mac OS X or page 93 for
Windows). Check these settings:
◗ Make sure the Paper Thickness setting is correct for the paper you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re printing on thin paper that’s getting saturated with ink, reduce the Paper
Suction.
◗ Use the Paper Feed Adjustment to tune out banding. Reduce the value for white
lines, and increase it for overlapping dark lines.
◗ If you’ve created a custom paper configuration, be sure to return the setting to
standard (STD) when you’re done using it. See page 58.
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Problem
Solution
Your print is grainy, or
has misregistration or
ghosting.
◗ Check the ink indicators and light to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink
cartridges if necessary, as described on page 109.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 104 for instructions.
◗ Align the print head, as described on page 107.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face down in the
tray.
◗ Choose a higher resolution, such as 2880 dpi.
◗ Turn off High Speed in your Advanced settings.
You may need to adjust your paper configuration settings (page 70 for Mac OS X or
page 93 for Windows). Check these settings:
◗ Make sure Paper Thickness setting is correct for the paper you’re printing on.
◗ If you’ve created a custom paper configuration, be sure to return the setting to
standard (STD) when you’re done using it. See page 58.
Colors are incorrect or
missing.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you are using the color management features in Photoshop or another
application, you must turn off color management in the printer driver. See page 69
(Mac OS X) or page 92 (Windows).
◗ Adjust the Color Density setting in the Paper Configuration utility.
◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP or non-Epson media, custom color profiles will give
you the best color reproduction.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face down in the
tray.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 104).
◗ Check the expiration date printed on each of the ink cartridges. If the cartridge is
too old, replace it as described on page 109.
◗ Check the ink indicators and light, and replace ink cartridges if your ink supply is
low, as described on page 109.
◗ Make sure color settings in your application or printer software are correct.
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Problem
Solution
Your print has gaps or
appears faint.
◗ Check the expiration date printed on each of the ink cartridges. If the cartridge is
too old, replace it as described on page 109.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 104).
◗ Check the ink indicators and light and replace ink cartridges if your ink supply is low,
as described on page 109.
◗ The paper thickness setting is not correct for the paper you’re printing on. Use your
printer software (page 70 for Mac OS X or page 93 for Windows) to choose the
correct setting. When you’re done printing with a custom paper configuration, be
sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
◗ The platen gap setting is too wide. Use the Menu system to change the setting to
STANDARD, or to NARROW if printing on very thin paper. See page 56 for
instructions.
Your print appears
blurry or smeared.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness
setting, drying time, or color density. Use your printer software (page 70 for Mac
OS X or page 93 for Windows) to choose the correct setting. When you’re done
printing with a custom paper configuration, be sure to return the setting to standard
(STD).
◗ Your paper doesn’t meet the required specifications or wasn’t stored in a dry,
humidity-free environment. Load new paper.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face down in the
tray.
◗ Ink has leaked into the paper path. Wipe the paper path area of the printer with a
soft, clean cloth. See page 123 for cleaning instructions.
◗ Turn off High Speed in your Advanced settings.
◗ The platen gap setting is too narrow. Use the control panel to change the setting to
WIDE or WIDER. See page 56 for instructions.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 104).
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Problem
Solution
The bottom edge of
your print is smeared.
◗ The paper is curled toward the printable side. Flatten the paper or curl it toward the
other side.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in your printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness
setting or drying time. Use your printer software (page 70 for Mac OS X or page 93
for Windows) to choose the correct setting. When you’re done printing with a
custom paper configuration, be sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
◗ If printing on thick paper, the platen gap setting may be incorrect. Use the control
panel to change the setting to WIDE or WIDER. See page 56 for instructions.
Solving Operational Problems
If you can’t turn the printer on, if it stops printing unexpectedly, or if
nothing prints, check the following:
•
The printer is turned on.
•
Paper is loaded in the printer.
•
The printer is plugged securely into a working electrical outlet that’s not
controlled by a switch or timer.
•
The interface cable is securely connected to the printer and your system.
•
The voltage supplied by the electrical outlet matches the voltage on the
printer’s rating label. If not, turn off the power and unplug the power
cord immediately. Contact Epson for assistance. (See page 11 for
details.)
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions on the following page.
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Problem
Solution
The printer stops
printing
unexpectedly.
◗ If the Pause light is flashing, the printer is performing a maintenance procedure or
waiting for ink to dry. Check the display message and lights on the control panel.
Pause light stops flashing.
Wait until the
◗ Check the display message and lights on the control panel to see if an error has
occurred. Follow the instructions for the messages beginning on page 130.
The printer sounds as
if it’s printing, but
nothing prints.
◗ Follow the instructions beginning on page 104 to clean the print head.
◗ Communication between the computer and printer may have been momentarily
interrupted. Try restarting the computer and printing again.
Nothing prints.
◗ Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in. Then restart the printer and computer.
◗ Make sure the interface cable meets the required specifications. See page 11 or 12.
◗ The printer port setting doesn’t match the printer connection port (Windows).
Windows XP: Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware >
Printers and Faxes. Right-click the icon for your printer, then select Properties.
Click the Ports tab and make sure your printer port is selected.
Windows 2000: Click Start > Settings > Printers. Right-click the icon for your
printer, then select Properties. Click the Ports tab and make sure your printer port is
selected.
◗ Follow the instructions beginning on page 126 to uninstall your printer software.
Then locate your printer software CD-ROM and reinstall the software. You can also
download and install the latest driver for Macintosh or Windows from the Epson
website at http://prographics.epson.com.
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems
If your printouts are not what you expected, try the suggestions below:
Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect or
garbled characters.
◗ Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
◗ Clear any stalled print jobs from the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility
(Mac OS X).
◗ Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in at both ends.
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Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect
margins.
◗ Check the page size or paper size settings in your application. Make sure they
are within the printer’s printable area.
◗ Make sure the Paper Size and Borderless settings in your printer software are
correct for the paper you’re using.
◗ Paper is loaded incorrectly. Follow the instructions in Chapter 2 to reload the
paper.
◗ The PAPER MARGIN (roll paper margin) setting on the PRINTER SETUP menu
is incorrect. If you’re using roll paper, check the setting for PAPER MARGIN.
See the on-screen Reference Guide for more information.
Your image is inverted.
◗ Turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in your printer software. See page 68 (Mac
OS X) or page 92 (Windows) for instructions.
Blank paper is printed.
◗ Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
◗ Make sure the Paper Size setting in your printer software is correct for the
paper you’re using.
◗ Make sure the Paper Source setting in your printer software is correct.
A ruled line on your print
appears to shift.
◗ Align the print head as described on page 107.
Color images print in black
only.
◗ Make sure Color is selected in your printer software.
The printer continues to
feed paper after you have
cancelled a job.
Pause button on the printer to clear any print job data in the
◗ Press the
printer’s buffer. Then press and hold the
Pause button to reset the printer.
Roll paper cannot be cut.
◗ The paper cutter blade may be dull. Follow the instructions on page 118 to
replace the blade.
◗ The paper may be too thick to cut with the built-in cutter. Cut the paper with
scissors. See page 48 for a list of media that cannot be used with the cutter.
◗ Make sure
appears on the LCD panel. If not, press the
button to select this setting.
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Problem
Solution
Printing is too slow.
◗ Turn on High Speed in your Advanced settings.
◗ Choose a lower resolution in your printer software for faster printing.
◗ Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
◗ Don’t run too many applications at the same time.
◗ Turn off virtual memory.
◗ Add RAM to your system.
◗ Consider upgrading your system to support a faster connection to the printer:
either IEEE 1394 FireWire or USB 2.0.
Solving Paper Problems
If paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently, try one or more of the
following solutions:
•
For roll paper, try adjusting the paper suction setting. See page 57 for
more information. You can also adjust this setting through your printer
driver.
•
For heavy or thick media, follow the instructions on page 44 to load the
media correctly.
•
Make sure the paper is not folded, wrinkled, or damp.
•
Make sure the printer’s environment falls within the required
temperature and humidity range.
•
Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See pages 35 and
150 to 151 for paper specifications.
•
Make sure no foreign objects are inside the paper path.
•
Make sure the printer isn’t located in a brightly lit area. The paper
sensors may not operate correctly.
•
Make sure the Media Type and Paper Source settings in the printer
software are correct.
•
Make sure the platen gap setting is correct for the paper or media you’re
printing on. See page 56 for more information.
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•
If you’re not using Epson media, make sure you use a paper
configuration to adjust for the paper’s thickness and drying time (see
page 58).
•
If roll paper is curled tightly, select Starwheel-Roll Curled as the Feed
Roller Type in your paper configuration settings.
Clearing Roll Paper Jams
When roll paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a
PAPER JAM message on the LCD display. Follow these steps to clear a
paper jam:
Caution: To avoid
damaging the printer,
never move the paper
Pause
lever while the
light is flashing.
1. Turn off the printer, open the roll paper cover, and release the paper
lever.
C
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2. Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot, and remove the roll paper.
3. Remove the jammed paper from the front or back of the printer.
Caution: Be careful not
to damage the print head
when you pull out the
paper.
4. If necessary, open the top cover and remove the jammed paper.
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5. Make sure the paper light is on and LOAD PAPER is displayed on the
LCD panel. Then reload your paper.
Clearing Paper Tray Jams
If paper gets jammed while feeding from the tray, follow these steps to clear
it:
1. Turn off the printer and release the paper lever.
2. Remove the paper tray.
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3. Carefully pull out the jammed paper.
4. If paper is still jammed in the printer, open the top cover and remove it.
5. If paper is jammed around the rear cover, remove the cover by squeezing
the square knobs and pulling the cover off the printer.
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6. Then remove the paper.
7. Reinstall the rear cover. Then press and hold the
necessary to reset the printer.
Pause button if
Clearing Paper Jams from the Manual Feed Slots
If paper is jammed in the front or rear manual feed slots, follow these steps
to clear it:
1. Turn off the printer and release the paper lever.
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2. Remove the paper tray.
3. Carefully pull out the jammed paper.
4. If you can’t reach the paper from the front, remove it from the back of
the printer.
5. Press and hold the Pause button if necessary to reset the printer.
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Appendix A:
Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operation
Storage
50 to 95 °F
(10 to 35 °C)
–4 to 104 °F
(–20 to 40 °C)
(1 month at 104 °F)
Print quality guarantee:
59 to 77°F
(15 to 25 °C)
Humidity
(without
condensation)
20 to 80% RH
20 to 85% RH
40 to 60% RH for optimum
print quality
For optimal operation,
humidity should be
between 35 and 45% RH
Electrical
Specification
Description
Input voltage range
90 V to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A at 120 V
0.5 A at 220 V
Power consumption
Approx. 52 W or less (ISO 10561 letter pattern)
5 W or less in standby mode
1 W or less in power off mode
Check the label on the back of your printer for voltage information.
Dimensions
Specification
With tray and roll holder
Without tray and roll holder
Height
14 inches
13 inches
Width
33.9 inches
33.9 inches
Depth
29.5 inches
18.5 inches
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Weight
Printer with tray and roll holder
88.6 lb
Printer Interfaces
•
USB (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)
•
IEEE-1394 FireWire
In addition, a Type-B expansion slot is available for installing an optional
internal Ethernet network card (10/100 Base TX).
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B, class B, CSA C108.8 class B
Media
Roll Paper
Maximum roll width
17 inches
Maximum roll length
Up to 147 feet for 2-inch cored media
Up to 662 feet for 3-inch cored media
Weight range
17 to 24 lb (64 to 90 g/sm)
Roll paper compatibility
Handles both 2- and 3-inch cored media
Maximum roll paper
diameter
4 inches (2-inch core) or
6 inches (3-inch core)
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Cut Sheets
Sizes
8 × 10 inches
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
B4 (JB4) (10.1 × 14.2 inches)
11 × 14 inches
30 × 40 cm (11.8 × 15.7 inches)
A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches)
US B (11 × 17 inches)
Super A3/B (13 × 19 inches)
B3 (JB3) (14.2 × 20.3 inches)
16 × 20 inches
40 × 60 cm (15.7 × 23.6 inches)
A2 (16.5 × 23.4 inches)
US C (17 × 22 inches)
17 lb bond up to 24 lb posterboard
Weight range
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by
the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot attest to the quality of any
non-Epson brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before
purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams or other
problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper. Do
not use curled, folded, or deckle-edge paper.
Printable Area
Default roll paper margins are 0.12 inches (3 mm) top and bottom, and
0.12 inches (3 mm) right and left. Using the Menu system, you can set all
the margins to 15 mm or 3 mm.
Default cut sheet margins are 0.12 inch (3 mm) top, right, and left, and
0.56 inch (15 mm) bottom.
The borderless printing feature allows edge-to-edge printing on some media.
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Ink Cartridges
Cartridge life
2 years from production date if unopened; within
6 months after opening package, at 77 °F (25 °C)
Temperature
Storage (uninstalled) –22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
Storage (installed)
Capacity
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
110 or 220 ml
Weight
110 ml
Approximately 0.44 lb (200 g)
220 ml
Approximately 0.85 lb (385 g)
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Index
A
Accessories, 10, 110
Aligning print head, 107 to 108
Auto Cut setting
Mac OS X, 72
Windows, 87
Auto Rotate setting
Windows, 88
B
Banding, 135
Black ink, changing, 113 to 116
Blank pages, 140
Blurry prints, 137
Borderless printing
Mac OS X, 63
Windows, 85, 89
Buttons, control panel, 130
C
Cable
printer, 22
problems, 139
requirements, 11
Canceling print jobs
Mac OS X, 78
Windows, 97
Cartridges, see Ink cartridges
Changing black ink, 113 to 116
Cleaner (cleaning unit), checking
status, 102 to 104
Cleaning
print head, 104 to 107, 117
printer, 123
Coarse Rendering setting, 99
Color management
Mac OS X, 69 to 70
Windows, 92
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Color problems, 140
ColorSync settings, 69
Component life, checking, 102 to 104
Configuration options
Windows, 98 to 100
Connecting printer, 22
Control panel
aligning print head, 107 to 108
buttons, 130
changing language, 117
changing measurement units, 117
cleaning print head, 106 to 107
component life, checking,
102 to 104
illustration, 130
ink levels, checking, 102 to 104,
109
lights, 130 to 134
messages, 130 to 134
monitoring printer, 130 to 134
restoring default settings, 117
status check, printing, 102
CR (carriage) motor, checking status,
102 to 104
Custom paper size
Mac OS X, 64
Windows, 88
Custom Preset, 74
Cut sheet paper
heavy stock, 44 to 47
loading, 36 to 47
paper paths, 37 to 38
printable area, 151
tray capacity, 38
Cutter
cutting paper manually, 55
ordering replacement blade, 10
replacing blade, 118 to 121
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D
F
Date and time setting, 116
Deleting print jobs
Mac OS X, 78
Windows, 97
Depth of printer, 149
Diagnosing problems, 129
Dimensions of printer, 149
Documentation, how to use, 9
Faint prints, 137
FireWire requirements, 11, 12
Firmware, updating, 32 to 34
Flip Horizontal setting
Mac OS X, 68
problems, 140
Windows, 92
H
E
Electrical specifications, 149
Energy consumption, 149
Enlarging images, 90
Environmental specifications, 149
Epson
accessories, 10, 110
help, 10 to 11
media, 48
Preferred Protection Plan, 10
Store, 10, 110
EpsonNet print server card
installing, 23 to 24
removing, 127
Error messages, 131 to 134
Error notification, Windows,
98 to 100
Ethernet interface
card, installing, 23 to 24
card, ordering, 10
card, removing, 127
system requirements, 12
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Head Alignment menu, 107
Head unit (print head), checking
status, 102 to 104
Heavy media, cutting, 55
Height of printer, 149
Help, Epson, 10 to 11
Hex dump, 117
High Speed Copies setting
Windows, 99
High Speed setting
Mac OS X, 68
Windows, 92
Humidity requirements, 149
I
ICM setting, 92
Ink
lightfastness, 152
maintenance tank, 102 to 104
monitoring level, 78 to 80, 97, 104
Ink cartridges
changing black, 113 to 116
checking status, 102 to 104, 109
installing, 19 to 21
ordering, 110
replacing, 109 to 113
safety instructions, 15
specifications, 152
Ink light, 130 to 134
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J
Jams, paper, 142 to 147
Job history, 104
L
Layout
Mac OS X options, 62 to 64
Windows options, 84 to 88
LFP Remote Panel, 32 to 34
Lightfastness, 152
Lights, control panel, 130 to 134
M
Mac OS X
basic print options, 65 to 68
borderless printing, 63
canceling print jobs, 78
checking ink levels, 78 to 80
color management, 69 to 70
custom preset, 74
monitoring print jobs, 77 to 78
page setup options, 62 to 64
paper configuration settings,
70 to 71
Printer Utility, 79
roll paper options, 71 to 72
software, uninstalling, 126
Status Monitor, 78 to 80
system requirements, 11
Macintosh
installing software, 24 to 29
Maintenance, 101 to 123
Maintenance menu, 106, 118
Maintenance mode, 117
Maintenance tank
checking status, 102 to 104
ordering, 10
replacing, 121 to 122
Manuals, how to use, 9
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Margins
incorrect, 140
minimum, 151
printing without, 63, 85, 89
Media Type
Mac OS X, 66
Windows, 83
Memory
requirements, 11 to 12
Monitoring printer
control panel, 130 to 134
Mac OS X, 77 to 78, 78 to 80
Windows, 97 to 100
Motors, checking status, 102 to 104
Moving printer, 123 to 126
N
Network card, installing, 23 to 24
Network card, removing, 127
O
Optimize Enlargement setting, 90
Optional equipment, 10
P
Page Line setting
control panel, 56
Mac OS X, 72
Windows, 88
Page Rendering Mode setting, 99
Page setup options
Mac OS X, 62 to 64
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Paper
attaching to spindle, 49
configuration settings, 92 to 94,
137
custom settings, 57 to 59
custom size, 64
custom size, creating, 88
cut sheet, 36 to 47
Epson, 48
handling, 35 to 59
heavy stock, 44 to 47
jams, 142 to 147
loading in tray, 36 to 43
loading manually, 44 to 47
Mac OS X options, 62 to 64
non-Epson, 57 to 59
ordering, 48
printable area, 151
problems, 141 to 147
removing from spindle, 54
roll, 48 to 56
specifications, 150
suction, 59, 71, 93
trim lines, 56, 72, 88
Windows options, 84 to 88
Paper cutter
replacing blade, 118 to 121
Paper light, 130 to 134
Paper paths, 37 to 38
Paper Size setting
Mac OS X, 64
problems, 140
Windows, 88
Paper Source setting
problems, 140
Windows, 85, 86
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Paper tray
capacity, 38
loading, 36 to 43
Pause light, 130 to 134
Pausing print jobs
Mac OS X, 78
Windows, 97
PF (paper feed) motor, checking
status, 102 to 104
PhotoEnhance, 92
Platen gap setting, 137
Plugging in printer, 19
Posterboard, 44 to 47
Power cleaning cycle, 106 to 107
Power consumption, 149
Print as Bitmap setting, 99
Print head
aligning, 107 to 108
checking status, 102 to 104
cleaning, 104 to 107, 117
locking, 125
unlocking, 18
Print jobs
canceling, 78, 97
managing, 97 to 100
pausing, 78, 97
Print quality
Mac OS X, 68
problems, 135 to 137
Windows, 92
Print server
installing, 23 to 24
removing, 127
Print speed, improving in Windows,
99
Printable area, 151
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Printer
checking status, 78 to 80,
102 to 104
cleaning, 123
connecting, 22
dimensions, 149
firmware update, 32 to 34
maintaining, 101 to 123
monitoring, 78 to 80, 97 to 100
motors, checking status,
102 to 104
moving, 123 to 126
plugging in, 19
port, 139
setting up, 17 to 34
software, uninstalling, 126
specifications, 149 to 150
stand, optional, 10
status check, 102 to 104
storing, 123 to 125
total print volume, 104
transporting, 123 to 126
turning off, 14
unpacking, 17 to 18
weight, 150
Problems
banding, 135
blank paper, 140
blurry prints, 137
cable, 139
color, 140
diagnosing, 129
faint prints, 137
garbled characters, 139
ghosting, 136
graininess, 136
inverted image, 140
margin, 140
misalignment, 135
misregistration, 136
nothing prints, 139
operational, 138 to 139
paper, 141 to 147
paper feeding, 140
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Problems (continued)
paper jams, 142 to 147
print quality, 135 to 137
print speed, 99
printer driver, 139 to 140
printing stops, 139
roll paper cannot be cut, 140
size limitation, 99
smeared prints, 137, 140
Progress Meter, 97, 99
R
Registering non-Epson media,
57 to 59
Requirements, system, 11 to 12
Resolution
Mac OS X, 68
Windows, 92
Roll paper
attaching to spindle, 49
cannot be cut, 140
cutting manually, 55
loading, 48 to 53
Mac OS X settings, 71 to 72
Page Line setting, 72
printable area, 151
removing from spindle, 54
Save Roll Paper setting, 72, 88
trim lines, 56, 72, 88
Windows settings, 86 to 88
S
Safety
approvals, 150
instructions, 13 to 15
Save Roll Paper setting, 72, 88
SelecType menus
Custom Paper, 57 to 59
Cutter Replace, 118
Head Alignment, 107
Maintenance, 106, 118
Printer Status, 103
Test Print, 102
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Setting up printer, 17 to 34
Software
installing in Mac OS X, 24 to 29
installing in Windows, 30 to 31
Software, uninstalling, 126
Specifications
electrical, 149
environmental, 149
ink cartridges, 152
paper, 150
printable area, 151
printer, 149 to 150
Speed and Progress utility, 98 to 100
Spindle
adapter, 54
loading roll paper, 49
purchasing additional, 10
removing roll paper, 54
Stand, optional printer, 10
Status Monitor
Mac OS X, 78 to 80
Windows, 97 to 100
Storing printer, 123 to 125
Suction, 59, 71, 93
Support, Epson, 10 to 11
System requirements, 11 to 12
T
Technical support, 10 to 11
Temperature requirements, 149
Test Print menu, 102
Time and date setting, 116
Total prints, checking, 104
Transporting printer, 123 to 126
Trim lines, printing
control panel, 56
Mac OS X, 72
Windows, 88
Troubleshooting, 129 to 147
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U
UltraChromeK3 ink cartridges, 110
Ultrasonic cleaning cycle, 117
Uninstalling software, 126
Unit ID number, 11
Unpacking, 17 to 18
Usage count, 103
USB
cable requirements, 11, 12
User-defined paper size, 88
Utility menu
Mac OS X, 79
W
Waste ink system, 102 to 104,
121 to 122
Weight of printer, 150
Width of printer, 149
Windows
advanced print options, 91 to 96
basic print options, 82 to 84
borderless printing, 85, 89
canceling print jobs, 97
color management, 92
driver, 81 to 96
installing software, 30 to 31
layout options, 84 to 88
managing print jobs, 97 to 100
monitoring preferences, setting,
98 to 100
optimizing print speed, 98 to 100
paper configuration options,
92 to 94
roll paper options, 86 to 88
software, uninstalling, 126
Speed and Progress utility,
98 to 100
status alerts, 100
Status Monitor, 97 to 100
system requirements, 12
user-defined paper size, 88
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