Epson 9800 - Stylus Pro Color Inkjet Printer User`s guide

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User’s Guide
Color Ink Jet Printer
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Printer Parts
Front view
roll paper spindles
roll paper cover
paper lever
mounting
brackets
control panel
paper basket
ink cartridge
compartment
front cover
Rear view
USB interface
connector
IEEE1394 interface
connector
AC inlet
Optional interface
card slot cover
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Contents
Chapter 1 Printing with Windows
Printer Software Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Printer Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows Me and 98. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Settings on the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Media Type setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Color setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Mode setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Advanced setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Ink Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previewing your printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Print Assistant function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Settings on the Paper Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Paper Source setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Borderless setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Auto Cut setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Paper Size setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Copies setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Orientation settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Printable Area setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Roll Paper Option settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Settings on the Layout Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Reduce/Enlarge setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Multi-Page settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Optimize Enlargement setting
(for Windows XP and 2000 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the print head nozzles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Aligning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Using Printer and Option Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Starting EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Making the Speed & Progress settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Checking Printer Status and Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Using the EPSON Spool Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Increasing the Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
General tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Using Speed & Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Sharing Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
For Windows XP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
For Windows Me and 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
For Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Updating and Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Updating the driver in Windows XP and 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Updating to Windows Me. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Uninstalling the USB Host Device Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Chapter 2 Printing with Mac OS 9.x
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Accessing the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Accessing the Print dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Accessing the Page Setup dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Accessing the Layout dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Accessing the Utility dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Making the printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Canceling printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Making Settings in the Print Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Making the Media Type setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Making the Color setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Making the Mode setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
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Making Advanced setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Copies setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Pages setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the print time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previewing your printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Settings in the Page Setup Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Paper Sizes setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Paper Source setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Borderless setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Auto Cut setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Orientation setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Reduce or Enlarge setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Printable Area settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Roll Paper Option settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Settings in the Layout Dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Fit to Page setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Print Order settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the print head nozzles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Printer Status and Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using EPSON Monitor IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing EPSON Monitor IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing print jobs using EPSON Monitor IV . . . . . . . . . .
Sharing Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up your printer as a shared printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the shared printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3 Printing with Mac OS X
Printer Software Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Accessing the Printer Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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Accessing the Page Setup dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Accessing the Print dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Accessing the Utility dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Page Setup Dialog Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Format for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Paper Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Print Dialog Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Copies & Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Output Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Printer Color Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Paper Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Roll Paper Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Saving your settings in the Print dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Using your saved settings in the Print dialog . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Performing Borderless Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Canceling Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Printer Utility Dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Accessing the EPSON Printer Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Using the Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Checking the print head nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Cleaning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Aligning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Starting EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Using the Print Assistant function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
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Chapter 4 The Control Panel
Buttons, Lights, Messages, and Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combination of buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Icons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to use Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Menu setting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Details of Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the print head nozzles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the paper settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a status sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the alert value of the paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 Maintenance Mode
Maintenance Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance mode setting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance mode list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Details of maintenance mode items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6 Paper Handling
Notes on Epson Special Media and Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Epson special media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using paper other than Epson special media . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Roll Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the roll paper to the spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the roll paper from the spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching and removing the spindle from the printer . . . .
Loading roll paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the roll paper belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cutting the roll paper or printing page lines . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Using Cut Sheet Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
Loading cut sheet media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
Printing on thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Setting the Paper Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
For EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Chapter 7 Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Converting the Black Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Updating the printer driver information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Replacing the Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Replacing the Paper Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Attaching the Manual Cutter Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Removing the Manual Cutter Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
If you have not used your printer for a long time . . . . . . . . .306
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Over a long distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Over a short distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Setting up the printer after transporting it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Chapter 8 Problem Solver
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Printer stops printing unexpectedly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
The printer does not turn on or stay on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
The printer prints nothing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Printouts are not what you expected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Print quality could be better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Color documents print in black only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Printing could be faster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Roll paper cannot be cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
Paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently. . . . . . .339
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Roll paper does not eject properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When feeding paper forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When feeding paper backward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing paper jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting on the Optional Auto Take-up Reel
Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Support Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cut sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 9 Product Information
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standards and Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To use your printer with Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To use your printer with Mac OS 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To use your printer with Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IEEE1394 Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 10 Options and Consumable Products
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Roll paper spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Auto Take-Up Reel Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
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Index
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Manual Cutter Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Interface card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Interface cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Paper cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Epson Special Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Roll paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Cut sheets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Chapter 1
Printing with Windows
Printer Software Introduction
The printer software that comes with your printer includes a
printer driver and printer utilities. The printer driver lets you
choose from a variety of settings to get the best results from your
printer. The printer utilities help you check the printer and keep
it in top condition.
The printer software includes the following menus.
Menu
Settings and Utilities
Main
Media Type, Color, Mode, Ink Levels, Print Preview, Print
Assistant
Paper
Paper Source, Borderless, Auto Cut, Paper Size (Page Size),
Copies, Orientation, Printable Area (When Sheet is selected
as the Paper Source), Roll Paper Option (When Roll Paper
or Roll Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source.)
Layout
Reduce/Enlarge, Multi-Page, Optimize Enlargement
Utility
EPSON Status Monitor 3, Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, Print
Head Alignment, Printer and Option Information (EPSON
Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only), EPSON LFP Remote Panel, Speed
& Progress
For information on making printer driver settings, see “Making
Settings on the Main Menu” on page 20, “Making Settings on the
Paper Menu” on page 45, and “Making Settings on the Layout
Menu” on page 60.
For information on the printer utilities, see “Using the Printer
Utilities” on page 66.
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Note:
❏ The specific features available in the printer software vary
depending on the version of Windows you are using.
❏ The printer driver screens that appear in this manual are provided
for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800 running on Windows XP. The screens
of EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7800/7400 and EPSON Stylus Pro
9800 are almost the same, except as noted.
The online help provides more information on the printer
software. See “Getting Information Through Online Help” on
page 76.
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Accessing the Printer Software
To access the printer software installed in your computer, follow
the steps below.
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The specific features available in the printer software vary depending on
the versions of Windows you are using.
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From Windows XP
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1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing Preferences.
The printer software window appears.
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
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2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Properties. The
printer software window appears.
From Windows 2000
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing Preferences.
The printer software window appears.
From Windows applications
1. Click Print or Page Setup on the File menu.
2. Make sure your printer is selected, and click Printer, Setup,
Options, Properties, or Preference. Depending on your
application, you may need to click a combination of these
buttons. The printer software window appears.
Basic Settings
Making the printer driver settings
This section describes the basic printer driver settings for printing
your data.
To make the basic printer driver settings, follow the steps below.
1. Click Print on the File menu of your application. The Print
dialog box appears.
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3. Click the Main tab. The Main menu appears.
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2. Make sure your printer is selected, and then click Properties
or Options. You may need to click a combination of these
buttons. The driver settings window appears.
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4. From Media Type, select a media that matches the paper
loaded in the printer. See “Media Type setting list” on page 21.
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❏ The Media Type setting determines what other settings are
available; therefore, always make this setting first.
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❏ Some media types are not available for the Paper Source setting
you have selected.
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5. Make the Color setting.
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400:
Select Color/B&W Photo to print color or monochrome
photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only.
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800:
Select Color to print color or monochrome photos, or Black
to print a draft or black text only.
If you want to print advanced monochrome photos, select
Advanced B&W Photo.
Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we
recommend Color or Color/B&W Photo even if the data to print
is black.
6. Make the Mode setting. Check that Automatic is selected.
7. Adjust Speed and Quality in the Mode box if a slider
appears. Drag the slider to the left or right depending on
which is more important.
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
If you have selected Advanced B&W Photo as the Color
setting, select the Color Toning setting from the pull-down
menu.
Note:
Depending on the Media Type setting you choose, a slider may not
appear in the Mode box.
8. Select the color control mode from the pull-down menu in the
Mode box. For detailed information, see “Color Control
mode” on page 25.
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9. Click the Paper tab. The Paper menu appears.
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10. Select a paper source from the Paper Source list.
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11. Select Borderless to print your data with no margins. See
“Making the Borderless setting” on page 46.
12. From the Paper Size list, select the size of paper loaded in the
printer.
Note:
Most Windows applications feature paper size settings that override
similar settings in the printer driver.
13. Make settings for Copies and Orientation, as necessary.
14. When Sheet is selected as the Paper Source setting, make the
Printable Area settings as needed. See “Making the Printable
Area setting” on page 56.
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When Roll Paper or Roll Paper (Banner) is selected as the
Paper Source setting, make the Roll Paper Option settings as
needed. See “Making the Roll Paper Option settings” on page
57.
15. Click the Layout tab. The Layout menu appears.
Note:
❏ The functions on the Layout menu are not available when Roll
Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source setting.
❏ Depending on the paper source you choose, some of the
functions may not be available.
16. Select Reduce/Enlarge, and then adjust the size of printed
data, if necessary. See “Making the Reduce/Enlarge setting”
on page 61.
17. Select Multi-Page, and then make settings as needed. See
“Making Multi-Page settings” on page 62 for details.
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19. Click Print to start printing.
While printing is in progress, the EPSON Progress Meter
appears, showing the printing progress and the status of your
printer.
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18. Click OK. The screen returns to the Print Setup dialog box (or
a similar dialog box) of your application.
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Canceling printing
To cancel printing in progress, click Stop on the EPSON Progress
Meter.
You can also pause or restart printing. To pause printing, click
Pause. To resume printing, click this button again.
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Caution:
If you stop printing in progress, you may need to start printing
again from the beginning for best result; otherwise, misalignment
or banding may appear in the printed image.
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Making Settings on the Main Menu
From this menu, you can make the Media Type, Color, and Mode
settings, and also check the remaining ink of the installed ink
cartridges. You can also access the User’s Guide, the paper
information, and the Technical Support Web Site by clicking the
Print Assistant button.
Making the Media Type setting
The Media Type setting determines what other settings are
available; therefore, always make this setting first.
From Media Type, select a media that matches the paper loaded
in the printer. Locate your paper in the list, and then select a
corresponding Media Type setting. For some types of paper,
several Media Type settings are available for selection.
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❏ When using paper other than Epson special media, see “Notes on
Epson Special Media and Other Media” on page 240.
❏ For the latest information on the special media available in your area,
refer to the Epson customer support website. See “Contacting
Customer Support” on page 346.
Media Type setting list
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Note:
❏ The availability of special media varies by country.
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Media Type Setting
Epson Special Media
Name/Description
Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Proofing Paper Semimatte
EPSON Proofing Paper Semimatte
(Commercial)
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
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Enhanced Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Textured Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Canvas
Canvas
Enhanced Matte Poster Board
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
Plain Paper
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Plain Paper (Line drawing)
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Singleweight Matte Paper (line
drawing)
Singleweight Matte Paper
Tracing Paper
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Enhanced Synthetic Paper
Enhanced Synthetic Paper
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic
Paper
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic
Paper
Making the Color setting
EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400
Make the Color setting. Select Color/B&W Photo to print color
or monochrome photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only.
Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we recommend
Color/B&W Photo even if the data to print is black.
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Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we recommend
Color even if the data to print is black.
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Make the Color setting. Select Color to print color or monochrome
photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only. If you want to
print advanced monochrome photos, select Advanced B&W
Photo.
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Making the Mode setting
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You can select either the Automatic or Custom mode. These
modes are provided to give you two levels of control over the
printer driver.
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Automatic mode
Automatic mode is the quickest and easiest way to start printing.
When Automatic is selected, the printer driver takes care of all
detailed settings based on the current Media Type and Color
settings.
Quality and Speed slider
Depending on the media you choose in the Media Type setting
while Color (or Color/B&W Photo) or Black is selected as the
Color setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, a Quality or
Speed slider appears in the Mode box. Select Quality when print
quality is more important than print speed. Select Speed when
print speed is more important than print quality.
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Color Control mode
You can select from the following settings.
EPSON Vivid
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Select this setting to produce vivid blue and green
tones in printouts.
Note:
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
function is selected.
Charts and
Graphs
Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights of an image. Use this setting for presentation
graphics, such as charts and graphs.
EPSON
Standard
(sRGB)
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Increases the contrast in images. Use this setting for
color photographs.
Adobe RGB
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Matches image color to Adobe RGB.
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Color Toning (for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only)
When you select Advanced B&W Photo as the Color setting
while Automatic is selected, the Color Toning pull-down menu
appears in the Mode box.
You can select from the following settings.
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Neutral
This setting provides standard image correction for most
photos. Try this first.
Cool
This setting gives a cool tone to your photos.
Warm
This setting gives a warm tone to your photos.
Sepia
This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos.
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When Color (or Color/B&W Photo) is selected as the Color
setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, the Color Control
pull-down menu appears in the Mode box.
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Custom mode
The Custom mode lets you make a wide range of changes with a
single click of the mouse. In the Custom Settings pull-down menu,
you will find ready-made settings provided by Epson.
Note:
These ready-made settings may not appear, depending on the Media
Type and Color settings.
Advanced Photo
Advanced Photo
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PhotoEnhance
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Good for printing scanned photos and
digitally captured images in high quality.
Helps prevent misprinting of ink dots that
may occur due to movement of the print
head and paper.
This mode lets you select image-correction
settings specially designed for scanned or
digitally captured photos.
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The Advanced setting gives you complete control over your
printing environment. Use these settings to experiment with new
printing ideas, or to fine-tune a range of print settings to meet
your individual needs. Once you are satisfied with your new
settings, you can give them a name and add them to the Custom
Settings pull-down menu.
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Making Advanced setting
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To make Advanced settings, follow the steps below.
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1. Select Custom from the Main menu, and then click
Advanced. The Advanced dialog box appears.
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2. Make sure a media matching the media loaded in the printer
is selected. See “Media Type setting list” on page 21.
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3. Make the Color setting.
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400:
Select Color/B&W Photo to print color or monochrome
photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only.
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800:
Select Color to print color or monochrome photos, or Black
to print a draft or black text only.
If you want to print advanced monochrome photos, select
Advanced B&W Photo.
Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we
recommend Color or Color/B&W even if the data to print is black.
4. Select a Print Quality setting.
5. If you are using non-Epson special media, click the Paper
Config button, and then make settings as needed. For details,
see “Paper Configuration” on page 29.
6. Make the Printer Color Management settings. For details, see
“Printer Color Management” on page 32.
Note:
Some settings are enabled or disabled depending on the Media Type,
Color, and Print Quality settings you have made.
7. Make other settings as needed. For details, see the online help.
8. Click OK to apply your settings and then return to the Main
menu. If you want to return to the previous screen without
applying your settings, click Cancel.
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Paper Configuration
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The following settings in the Paper Configuration dialog box let
you make the detailed paper settings.
Mode
Description
Color Density
Adjusts the strength of Color Density. Use a value in the
range of -50% to +50%. Drag the slider to the right (+) to
deepen the color of your printout or left (-) to lighten its
color. You can also type a number (-50 to +50) in the box
next to the slider.
Use this function when you print on paper other than
Epson special media.
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Set the slider to the 0 position when you print on Epson
special media.
Note:
Deepening of the color of printout may not be possible,
depending on the printing mode.
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Mode
Description
Drying Time
per Print
Head Pass
Adds a waiting time when the print head reaches the end
of every pass.
Set this value using the slider or text box. To improve the
print quality by using slow ink absorption on the media,
set a higher value.
The drying time per print head pass can be set from 0 to
5 seconds, in 0.1 second increments.
Note:
If you use this feature, the printing time will be longer.
Paper Feed
Adjustment
Controls the paper feeding value, in 0.01% increments. If
the paper feeding value is too large, white horizontal
micro banding may appear. If the paper feeding value
is too small, dark horizontal micro banding may appear.
Paper Suction
Decreasing the air suction at the platen can avoid
wrinkling or waving of thin or saturated media, or
eliminating vertical banding. The relationship of the
parameter and the suction power is indicated as follows:
Standard:100%
-1:84%
-2:66%
-3:50%
-4:34%
Paper
Thickness
This value automatically appears according to the Media
Type setting. If you use non-Epson media, modify this
value for your media. Refer to the paper specifications,
or print "Thickness Pattern" to find out the paper thickness.
Cut Method
Determines the best cutting method according to the
paper thickness.
Standard:Normal speed and normal cut pressure
Thin Paper:Low cut pressure
Thick Paper, Fast:High speed and high cut pressure
Thick Paper, Slow:Low speed and high cut pressure
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Description
Platen Gap
Platen Gap is the height from the media loaded in the
printer to the print head. By adjusting this parameter, you
may produce better print quality. This is set automatically
according to the Paper Thickness setting specified.
Note:
Setting Platen Gap to Narrow may produce better print
quality, but make sure the media does not wrinkle or
touch the print head; otherwise, printed data or the print
head surface may be damaged. Use Wider or Wide in
such case.
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Printer Color Management
Color Controls
This setting provides the color matching and image-enhancement
methods. When you select this setting, additional settings appear
under the Printer Color Management box where you can select a
Mode setting and adjust the color enhancement sliders. For details
on the additional settings, see the online help.
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When Advanced B&W Photo is selected as the Color setting,
the following screen appears. You can then adjust the advanced
monochrome settings. For details on the additional settings, see
the online help.
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PhotoEnhance
This setting provides a variety of image-correction settings that
you can apply to your photo images before printing.
PhotoEnhance does not affect your original data. When you select
this setting, you can make the Tone and Digital Camera
Correction settings.
Note:
❏ This mode is available only with 16-, 24-, or 32-bit color data.
❏ Printing with PhotoEnhance selected may increase the time required
in printing, depending on your computer system and the amount of
the data contained in your data.
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❏ The Tone setting appears for EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400 only.
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Tone
Auto Correct
Provides standard image correction for
most photos. Try this first.
Sepia
Applies a sepia tone to your photos.
Neutral Gray
Applies a black and white tone to your
print data.
Warm Gray
Applies a warmer black and white tone
to your print data than Neutral Gray.
Cool Gray
Applies a cooler black and white tone
to your print data than Neutral Gray.
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If you are printing photos taken with a
digital camera, select this check box to
give your printed photos a smooth and
natural appearance like that of photos
taken with a film camera.
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Digital Camera Correction
Select the Smooth Skin check box to
adjust the image to make its skin color
smooth.
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Off (No Color Adjustment)
This setting turns off the printer driver color management, which
is useful when you use the color management function of the
application to apply an ICC profile.
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This setting uses the Windows color matching method to
automatically adjust printout colors to match colors on your
screen. Select this setting when printing scanned photographs or
computer graphics.
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Note:
❏ Be aware that the ambient light and the age, quality, and settings of
the monitor can affect the quality of your color matching.
❏ The following settings are available for Windows XP/2000 only.
ICM Mode
Select the ICM mode from Host ICM, Driver ICM (Basic),
or Driver ICM (Advanced).
Image,
Graphics, and
Text check
boxes
These check boxes are available only when Driver ICM
(Advanced) is selected as the ICM Mode.
Select the check box you want to set.
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Input Profile
Select an input profile.
This setting is not available when Host ICM is selected
as the ICM Mode setting.
Intent
Select the rendering intent or color mapping
preference.
Saturation:
This setting is the best option for presentation graphics
to accurately reproduce vivid colors. Use of this setting
is not recommended when printing photo data.
Perceptual:
This setting renders an image’s color to appear
naturally, and is often used to render the wide color
range of the original image. Use of this setting is
recommended when printing photo data.
Relative Colorimetric:
This setting renders an image by maintaining a relative
color range, and is often used when most of the color
range before conversion is found in the image after
conversion. Use of this setting is recommended when
printing photo data.
Absolute Colorimetric:
This setting renders an image by maintaining an
absolute color range so that there is a 1-to-1 ratio of
absolute lab coordinates. This setting is not
recommended when printing photo data and normal
conversions.
Printer Profile
Select a printer profile.
Printer Profile
Description
Shows the description of the selected printer profile.
Show all profiles
Shows all profiles in the Input Profile and the Printer
Profile pull-down menu.
This setting is not available when Host ICM is selected
as the ICM Mode setting.
Saving the Advanced settings
To save your Advanced settings, follow the steps below.
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1. Click Save Settings. The Custom Settings dialog box appears.
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2. Type a unique name, up to 31 characters, for your settings in
the Name text box.
3. Click Save. Your setting will be added to the Custom Setting
List.
You can save up to 100 custom settings (including the imported
settings). You can select your saved settings from the Custom
Settings pull-down menu in the Mode box on the Main menu.
When you select your saved settings in the Custom Settings list,
be aware that making new settings, for example Media Type and
Color settings, may change your custom settings. This may cause
unexpected results in your printouts. If this happens, reselect
your saved settings and try printing again.
Note:
The names of the ready-made settings provided by Epson cannot be
applied to your new settings.
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Deleting the Advanced settings
To delete your Advanced setting, follow the steps below.
Note:
You cannot delete ready-made settings from the Custom Settings list.
1. Click Save Settings. The Custom Settings dialog box appears.
2. Select the name of settings you want to delete.
3. Click Delete. The setting will be deleted from the Custom
Settings list.
Exporting and importing the Advanced settings
You can export the custom settings you saved, or import from a
custom setting file created in another environment.
Exporting the Advanced settings
To export your custom settings, use the following steps.
1. Click Save Settings. The Custom Settings dialog box appears.
2. Select the custom settings you want to export.
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3. Click Export.
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4. Select the location where you want to save the file, and then
enter the file name.
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6. When the message “Processing complete.” appears, click OK.
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To import custom settings, use the following steps.
1. Click Save Settings. The Custom Settings dialog box appears.
2. Click Import.
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located, and then select the file.
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The custom setting that includes ICM options cannot be transferred
between Windows XP/2000 and Windows Me/98.
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Checking the Ink Levels
You can check the amount of the remaining ink of each ink
cartridge.
Note:
If EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 is not connected properly or EPSON
Status Monitor 3 is not installed, Cartridge Option appears instead.
The Cartridge Option is not displayed for EPSON Stylus Pro
9400/7400.
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If you select the Print Preview check box, you can see how your
printout will look before printing. When you send a print job to
the printer, the EPSON Print Preview window appears, allowing
you to make changes before printing.
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The EPSON Preview toolbar contains several buttons that you can
use to perform the following functions.
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Zoom
Click this button to enlarge or reduce the
size of the previewed image.
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Fit-to-screen
Click this button to scale the previewed
image so that it fits the current window
size. This is convenient when you want to
see the entire image at one time.
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Click this button to display the previewed
image at the maximum possible zoom
ratio.
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Printable area
on/off
Click this button to display a rectangle
indicating the printable area on the
previewed image. The printer cannot
print anything which is outside of this
rectangle. Click this button again to turn
this feature off.
Previous page
Click this button to display the previous
page. If there is no previous page, this
button is not available.
Next page
Click this button to display the next page.
If there is no next page, this button is not
available.
You can also manipulate the previewed data in the following
ways.
❏ Select and preview individual pages.
❏ Reduce or enlarge the size of preview.
❏ Select and print any or all pages.
❏ Magnify the previewed document: Click View and then select
Magnify to open the Magnify window, which magnifies the
area of the previewed document outlined by the red box. By
dragging the red box, you can change the part of the
document to magnify.
❏ Specify which pages in the document you want to print: Click
Print Option, and then select Remove Page or Add Page.
After you previewing the data, click Print to print the data, or click
Cancel to cancel printing.
Using the Print Assistant function
You can access the following information by clicking the Print
Assistant button:
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❏ Reference Guide (Troubleshooting page)
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❏ Paper information that is most suitable for printing
❏ Technical Support Web Site
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Making Settings on the Paper Menu
You can make Paper Source, Borderless, Auto Cut, Paper Size
(Page Size), Copies, Orientation, and Printable Area or Roll Paper
Option settings on this menu.
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❏ When Sheet is selected as the Paper Source setting, Printable Area
appears on the menu. When Roll Paper or Roll Paper (Banner)
is selected as the Paper Source setting, Roll Paper Option appears
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❏ Most Windows applications feature paper size and page layout
settings that override similar settings in the printer driver.
However, if your application does not have these features, verify the
settings on the printer driver’s Paper menu.
Making the Paper Source setting
You can select Roll Paper, Roll Paper (Banner), or Sheet from
the Paper Source setting. Select one that matches the paper loaded
in the printer.
Making the Borderless setting
You can print your data without margins on paper.
For this printing mode, Epson recommends the following media
conditions.
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Accommodate media width:
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❏ 10 inch, 254 mm
❏ 300 mm
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❏ 13 inch, 329 mm (Super A3/B)
❏ 16 inch, 406.4 mm
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❏ 17 inch, 431.8 mm
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❏ 515 mm (B2)
❏ 594 mm (A1)
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❏ 24 inch, 609.6 mm
❏ 728 mm (B1)*
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❏ 36 inch, 914.4 mm*
❏ 44 inch, 1117.6 mm*
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❏ If your application has margin settings, make sure they are set to
zero before printing.
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❏ When printing on cut-sheet media, only the left and right margins
are set to zero. The top margin is always 3 mm, and the bottom
margin is always 14 mm. The back side of the paper may smear.
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❏ The ink may contaminate the platen of the printer. In this case, wipe
the ink away using a cloth.
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❏ When Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) roll paper or Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper (250) roll paper is used in printing, the top
margin is always 20 mm.
❏ The following media may smear in the top area when selecting
Single Cut or Double Cut for the Auto Cut setting:
Doubleweight Matte Paper, Singleweight Matte Paper, Enhanced
Matte Paper, Textured Fine Art Paper, and UltraSmooth Fine Art
Paper.
❏ Smear may result in the top and bottom areas depending on the
media.
To print your data with this feature, follow the steps below.
1. Select Borderless.
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2. Click the Expansion button. The Expansion dialog box
appears.
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3. Choose Auto Expand or Retain Size, and the amount of
enlargement.
Auto Expand
Select this setting if you want to enlarge the size of
print data automatically and print with no margins.
You can choose the amount of enlargement by
moving the slider.
Note:
Enlarged areas that exceed the paper size will not
be printed on the paper.
Retain Size
Select this setting if you do not want to change the
ratio of your print data.
If you select this setting, you need to enlarge your
image data to exceed the paper width, to avoid
unprinted areas appearing along the left and right
edges. Enlarging 3 mm in both the left and right
directions is recommended, using the application
that created the data.
To use this feature, see “Making the Paper Size
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Amount of
Enlargement
When you select Auto Expand, the slider becomes
available. Using the slider, you can control the
amount of the image that extends beyond the
edges of the paper during borderless printing.
For most print jobs, Standard is recommended in
order to eliminate margins on all sides of the paper.
In a very humid environment, the width of paper
may expand due to moisture absorption. In this
case, move the slider to Max to eliminate margins
around the image. If Max is selected, the center of
the image may move about 1 mm to the right.
Moving the slider towards Min decreases the
amount of the image enlargement; however, as this
amount decreases, margins may appear on one or
more sides of the paper.
4. Make the Auto Cut setting. For details, see “Making the Auto
Cut setting” on page 50.
5. Click OK.
6. Start printing your data from your application.
Making the Auto Cut setting
This setting is available only when Roll Paper or Roll Paper
(Banner) is selected as the Paper Source setting. You can select
how the paper is cut after printing.
Single Cut
Select this setting if you want to save paper. If you select this
setting, the boundary of a picture or the boundary of a page is cut.
However, the cut position may shift slightly.
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Select this setting to avoid the slight gap that occurs with the
Single Cut setting. A margin is created between pictures, and
1 mm along the inside of each picture is cut.
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Normal Cut
Select this setting to keep margins at the top and bottom of the
printed data.
Off
Select this setting to cut printouts manually. To cut printouts
manually, follow the steps below.
Note:
When you print on Canvas, only this setting is available.
1. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut Off
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2. Press the Enter
button.
3. The printer automatically feeds the paper to the cutter guide,
and the printer becomes offline. Pause appears on the LCD.
4. If necessary, adjust the cutting position by using the Paper
Feed d button or Paper Feed u button.
5. Cut the paper along the cutter guide using the manual cutter
unit.
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6. After cutting the paper, press the Pause
becomes online.
Making the Paper Size setting
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paper size from the Paper Size list.
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1. Select User Defined from the Paper Size list. The User Defined
Paper Size dialog box appears.
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2. Enter Paper Size Name, Paper Width and Paper Height,
and then select Unit.
Note:
If you are using Windows Me or 98, the maximum paper height is
90.55 inches (230 cm).
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Making the Copies setting
You can specify the number of copies to print. Enter a number in
the Copies box, or click the arrow next to the box. You can enter
any number from 1 to 9999. When printing multiple copies of your
document, select Collate to print one complete document set at
a time. Select Reverse Order to print your documents in reverse
order, starting with the last page.
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Making the Orientation settings
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You can specify the direction of printing on the page.
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Portrait
Print direction is short edge first, like most magazines.
Landscape
Print direction is long edge first, like many
spreadsheets.
Rotated by 180°
Prints your document upside down.
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This function is not available when Roll Paper (Banner)
is selected as the Paper Source setting.
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Making the Printable Area setting
This setting is available when you select Sheet as the Paper
Source setting. You can make the following setting.
Centered
Select this setting to center printouts.
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This setting is available when you select Roll Paper or Roll Paper
(Banner) as the Paper Source setting. You can make the following
settings.
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Making the Roll Paper Option settings
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Auto Rotate
Note:
This function is available only when Roll Paper is selected as the Paper
Source setting.
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This function is effective only when the print data length is shorter
than the printable width of the roll paper. The print data will
automatically be turned 90 degrees to print crosswise, saving roll
paper.
Original
Auto Rotate off
Auto Rotate on
To enable this function, follow the steps below.
1. Select Auto Rotate. The Roll Width button is activated.
2. Click Roll Width. The Roll Paper Width dialog box appears.
3. Select the installed roll paper size from the pull-down menu.
4. Click OK.
Print Page Line
This function lets you specify whether to print a page line on the
right side, and also below the document for manual cutting. To
enable this function, select Print Page Line.
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Auto Cut
Print Page Line
Printer’s Operation
Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut
Selected
Prints page line on the right side
only, and cuts paper
automatically after the print job.
Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut
Not selected
Does not print page line, but cuts
paper automatically after the
print job.
Off
Selected
Prints page lines on the right side
and below the document, but
does not cut paper
automatically after the print job.
Off
Not selected
Does not print page lines or cut
paper.
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The Print Page Line operation changes according to the Auto Cut
setting. Check these settings as necessary by referring to the
printer’s operation.
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Save Roll Paper
Note:
This function is available only when Roll Paper (Banner) is selected
as the Paper Source setting.
This function is effective if you wish to save roll paper, because
the blank portion of the last page of your printed data is not fed
through the printer.
To enable this function, select Save Roll Paper.
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Making Settings on the Layout Menu
You can make the Reduce/Enlarge, Multi-Page, and Optimize
Enlargement settings on this menu.
Note:
❏ The functions on the Layout menu are not available when Roll
Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source setting.
❏ According to the paper source you choose, some of the functions are
not available.
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You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you to print
on. To enable this function, select Reduce/Enlarge. When this
function is enabled, you can make the following settings.
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Making the Reduce/Enlarge setting
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Fit to Page
Custom
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your
data to make it fit the paper size you have selected
in the Output Paper Size.
Lets you define the percentage you want to enlarge
or reduce a data. Click the arrows next to the Scale
box to select a proportion from 10 to 400%.
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Making Multi-Page settings
Selecting Multi-Page lets you choose between the N-up and
Poster settings.
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Making N-up settings
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Select N-up as the Multi-Page setting to print two or four pages
of your document on one sheet of paper.
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When N-up is selected, you can make the following settings.
2 Pages
4 Pages
Prints two or four pages of your data on a single
sheet of paper.
Page Order
Opens the Print Layout dialog box, where you
can specify the order in which the pages will be
printed. Some settings may be unavailable,
depending on the Orientation selection on the
Paper menu.
Print page frames
Prints frames around the pages printed on each
sheet.
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Making Poster settings
A single page can be enlarged to cover 4, 9, or 16 printed sheets
of paper. Select Poster as the Multi-Page setting to print a
poster-size image.
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Click Settings to adjust the way your poster will print. The Poster
Settings dialog box opens.
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You can make the following settings.
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Guides
Check this box to turn the cutting guide options on.
Overlapping
Alignment Marks
Slightly overlaps the images and prints alignment
markers so that they can be aligned more precisely.
Trim Lines
Prints border lines on the images to guide you when
trimming the pages.
If you only want to print a few of the panels without printing the
entire poster, click the panels that you do not want to print, and
then click OK to close the Poster Settings dialog box.
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Making the Optimize Enlargement setting (for
Windows XP and 2000 only)
Select this check box to optimize an enlargement to achieve long
poster or panoramic printing without using a particular
application. Clear this check box if text or graphics are distorted;
however, output length may be limited depending on the
application.
Using the Printer Utilities
The EPSON printer utilities let you check the current printer
status and perform printer maintenance from your screen.
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❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head
Alignment utilities if your printer is connected to your computer
through a network.
❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head
Alignment utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise, your
printout may be marred.
EPSON Status Monitor 3
This utility provides you with printer status information, such as
the amount of ink remaining, the free space of the maintenance
tank, and it also checks for printer error.
Note:
This utility is available when your system is configured to support
bi-directional communication.
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❏ The letter in parentheses after the utility name indicates the shortcut
key for that utility. Press ALT and the letter on the keyboard to open
that utility.
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Nozzle Check
This utility checks the print head nozzles for clogging. Check the
nozzles when you notice the print quality has declined and after
cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleaned.
See “Checking the print head nozzles” on page 68.
If you click Auto in the Nozzle Check dialog box, or turn on AUTO
CLEANING from the control panel on the printer, this utility not
only checks the clogging nozzles, but also performs head cleaning
automatically.
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Head Cleaning
This utility cleans the print head. You may need to clean the print
head if you notice the print quality has declined. Use this utility
to perform head cleaning. See “Cleaning the print head” on page
70.
Print Head Alignment
This utility can be used to improve the print quality of your
printed data. The alignment of the print head may need to be
adjusted if vertical lines appear out of alignment or if white or
black banding noise appear in your printed data. Use this utility
to realign the print head. See “Aligning the print head” on page
71.
Printer and Option Information
This function enables the printer driver to check the printer
configuration information. You can check or select the black ink
set on the printer. See “Using Printer and Option Information” on
page 71.
Note:
This function is supported by EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only.
EPSON LFP Remote Panel
This utility lets you optimize your printer. See “Starting EPSON
LFP Remote Panel” on page 72.
Checking the print head nozzles
If you find that the printed data is unexpectedly faint or dots in
the printed data are missing, you may be able to identify the
problem by using the Nozzle Check utility.
To use the Nozzle Check utility, follow the steps below.
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Do not start the Nozzle Check utility while printing is in progress;
otherwise, your printout may be marred.
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2. Click Nozzle Check.
3. Click Print if you want to visually check if any print head
nozzles are clogged, if you are using non-Epson special
media, or if the width of paper you are using is less than
210 mm. Click Auto if you want to perform an automatic
nozzle check, and if the nozzle check indicates it is necessary.
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If you turn on AUTO CLEANING from the control panel on the printer
even though Print has been selected, the Nozzle Check utility not
only checks for the clogged nozzles, but also performs head cleaning
automatically. If you are using non-Epson special media, or if the
width of paper you are using is less than 210 mm, turn off AUTO
CLEANING from the control panel on the printer.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to print a nozzle check
pattern.
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Cleaning the print head
If you find that the printed data is unexpectedly faint or dots in
the printed data are missing, you may be able to solve these
problems by using the Head Cleaning utility to clean the print
head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
To use the Head Cleaning utility, follow the steps below.
Note:
❏ Do not start the Head Cleaning utility while printing is in progress;
otherwise, your printout may be marred.
❏ To save ink, use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the
print head needs to be cleaned. This is because the cleaning process
consumes some ink.
❏ When the ink check light is flashing or on, you cannot clean the print
head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge first. See “Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page 281.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the ink check light is
off.
2. Click Head Cleaning.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning
dialog box to confirm that the head is clean and to reset the
cleaning cycle.
If you still find missing dots after cleaning, try the following
solutions.
❏ Select POWER CLEANING from the control panel on the printer.
See “POWER CLEANING” on page 222.
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❏ Replace some of ink cartridges as they may be old or
damaged.
If the print quality remains a problem after you have tried these
solutions, contact your dealer. See “Contacting Customer
Support” on page 346.
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❏ Repeat this procedure four or five times, turn the printer off
and leave it alone overnight, and then try head cleaning again.
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Aligning the print head
If you find misaligned lines or black or white banding on the
printed data, you may be able to solve these problems by using
the Print Head Alignment utility to align the print head.
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Using Printer and Option Information
You can check or select the black ink set on the printer.
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2. Click Printer and Option Information. The following dialog
box appears.
The printer driver usually obtains the ink cartridge
information automatically, and prints in the appropriate print
mode. If this is not possible, a message appears in the Current
Setting box to prompt you to select an ink cartridge. In this
case, select the correct ink cartridge according to the actual
ink cartridge set on the printer.
3. Click OK.
Starting EPSON LFP Remote Panel
You can optimize your printer using this utility. To start EPSON
LFP Remote Panel, see the steps below.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Click EPSON LFP Remote Panel.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions. See the EPSON LFP
Remote Panel online help for details.
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You can make settings related to print speed and progress. To
make the Speed & Progress settings, click Speed & Progress on
the Utility menu. The Speed & Progress dialog box appears.
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Making the Speed & Progress settings
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The specific features available in the printer software vary depending on
the printer model and the version of Windows that you are using.
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High Speed Copies
To print multiple copies of your data faster, select High Speed
Copies. This speeds up printing by using your hard disk space
as a cache when printing multiple copies of your data.
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Show Progress Meter
To display the Progress Meter every time you print, select Show
Progress Meter. Then, you can monitor the progress of your print
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Always spool RAW datatype (for Windows XP and 2000 only)
To enable NT-based clients spool documents to use the RAW
format instead of the EMF (metafile) format, select the Always
Spool Raw datatype check box (Windows NT-based
applications use the EMF format by default).
Try using this option if documents spooled in the EMF format do
not print correctly.
Depending on the data to print, spooling RAW datatype requires
fewer resources than EMF, so some problems (“Insufficient
Memory/Disk Space to Print”, “Slow print speed”, etc) can be
solved by selecting this option.
Note:
When you spool RAW datatype, the print progress as displayed by the
Progress Meter may differ from the actual printing progress.
Page Rendering Mode (for Windows XP and 2000 only)
Use this function when the print speed is extremely slow or when
the print head stops for a few minutes while printing. When this
check box is selected, the print speed may improve by rendering
as page.
However, the following problems may occur.
❏ Print progress displayed in the Progress Meter window may
differ from the actual print progress.
❏ Printing may take a longer time to start.
Coarse Rendering (for Windows XP and 2000 only)
Use this function if the output length (number of pixels) is limited
by the application. Longer print output is made possible by
reducing the resolution to restrict the number of pixels to within
the application’s limit.
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Monitoring Preferences
This function lets you specify the monitoring feature of EPSON
Status Monitor 3.
To make settings for EPSON Status Monitor 3, follow the steps
below.
1. Click Monitoring Preference. The Monitoring Preference
dialog box appears.
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the print head stops for a few minutes while printing. Try this
option if Always spool RAW datatype and Page Rendering Mode
do not solve the problem.
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2. Make the following settings.
Select Notification
Displays the current error item notification
settings. Select the appropriate check boxes
to specify the error types for which you wish
to receive notification.
Select Shortcut Icon
Select the Shortcut Icon check box to display
a shortcut icon in your Windows taskbar.
Clicking the shortcut icon in the taskbar will
open EPSON Status Monitor 3. Click the icon
you prefer as shortcut icon, and you can
confirm the icon at the right.
Allow Monitoring of
shared printers
Allows monitoring of a shared printer by other
computers.
3. Click OK.
Getting Information Through Online Help
Your printer software has extensive online help, which provides
instructions on printing, making printer driver settings, and using
printer utilities.
To access help from your application, follow the steps below.
1. Choose Print or Page Setup from the File menu.
2. Click Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties. Depending on
your application, you may need to click a combination of
these buttons. You can also access the printer software.
3. You can view a detailed explanation using the following
ways.
❏ Click the (?) button on the top right of the printer driver
window, and then click the item.
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❏ Click Help on the Main, Paper, Layout, or Utility menu
for help related to the item on that menu.
Checking Printer Status and Managing Print
Jobs
Using the Progress Meter
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❏ Right-click the item, and then click the What's this?
button.
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The Progress Meter indicates the progress of the current print job
and provides printer status information when bi-directional
communication between the printer and your computer is
established. This meter also displays helpful tips for better
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Note:
The Progress Meter window does not appear when the Show Progress
Meter check box is turned off in the Speed & Progress dialog box. See
“Making the Speed & Progress settings” on page 73 for more
information.
EPSON Printing Tips
Tips on getting the most out of your Epson printer driver appear
at the bottom of the Progress Meter window. A new tip appears
every 30 seconds. For more details on a displayed tip, click
Details.
Error messages
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in
the text box at the top of the Progress Meter window. Check the
message and solve the problem accordingly.
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When the ink runs low or out, or when the maintenance tank
becomes full, the How to button appears in the Progress Meter
window. Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor will lead you
step by step through a procedure to replace the cartridge or the
maintenance tank.
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Using the EPSON Spool Manager
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Note:
EPSON Spool Manager is not available for Windows XP and 2000.
EPSON Spool Manager is similar to Windows Print Manager. If
it receives two or more print jobs at one time, it puts them on a
print queue in the order received. When a print job reaches the
top of the print queue, the EPSON Spool Manager sends the job
to the printer.
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on the print jobs that have been sent to your printer. You can also
cancel, pause, and resume the selected print jobs.
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1. Send a print job to your printer. A short cut icon of your
printer appears on the taskbar.
2. Click the EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX icon. The EPSON Spool
Manager dialog box appears.
3. If you want to cancel printing, select a print job and then click
Cancel. If you want to pause or resume printing, select a
print job and then click Pause/Resume.
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 displays detailed information on the
printer status.
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Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the shortcut icon
Note:
To add a shortcut icon to the taskbar, see “Monitoring Preferences” on
page 75.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the printer driver
To access EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the printer driver, follow
the steps below.
1. Access the printer driver. See “Accessing the Printer
Software” on page 13.
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To access EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the shortcut icon,
double-click the printer-shaped shortcut icon on the Windows
taskbar.
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2. Click the Utility tab to open the Utility menu.
3. Click EPSON Status Monitor 3.
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Current Status
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer
status information, a graphic display, and status messages. If the
ink runs low or out, or the maintenance tank becomes full, the
How to button appears in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window.
Click How to to display instructions on how to replace the
cartridge or the maintenance tank.
Information
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides a graphic display of the
remaining amount of ink and the free space of the maintenance
tank.
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Increasing the Print Speed
Printing color data using higher print quality settings takes longer
than printing black-and-white data using standard print quality,
as the volume of high quality color data is much greater. For this
reason, it is important to be selective in your use of color and print
quality settings if you also require a faster print speed.
However, even if your data requires the highest print quality and
extensive use of color, it may still be possible to optimize the print
speed by adjusting other printing conditions.
The following table shows the factors that inversely affect print
speed and print quality.
Print quality
Higher
Lower
Print speed
Slower
Faster
Print Quality
SuperFine 1440dpi
Normal 360dpi
High Speed
Off
On
Image Size
Large
Small
Resolution
High
Low
Advanced
menu settings
Data
characteristics
Advanced
menu settings
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Slower
Color
Black
Color or
Color/B&W Photo
Flip
Horizontal
Off
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Print speed
Faster
Slower
Data
characteristics
Variety of
colors
Grayscale
Full color
Hardware
resources
System
speed
Fast
Slow
HDD free
space
Large
Small
Memory free
space
Large
Small
Running
applications
One
Many
Virtual
memory
Not in use
In use
Software status
Using Speed & Progress
You can make certain print speed settings in the Speed & Progress
dialog box. To access this dialog box, click Speed & Progress on
the Utility menu. For details, see “Making the Speed & Progress
settings” on page 73.
Sharing Your Printer
This section describes how to share your printer so that other
computers on a network can use it.
The computer on a network can share the printer that is directly
connected to one of them. The computer that is directly connected
to the printer is the printer server, and the other computers are
the clients which need permission to share the printer with the
printer server. The clients share the printer via the printer server.
Note:
To connect your printer directly to a network without setting it up as a
shared printer, consult your network administrator.
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Setting up your printer as a shared printer
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To share a printer that is connected directly to your computer with
others on a network, follow the steps below.
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1. Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
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2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Sharing. If the
following menu appears, click Network Setup Wizard or If
you understand the security risks but want to share
printers without running the wizard, click here, and follow
the on-screen instruction.
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3. Select Share this printer, and type the name in the Share name
box.
4. Click OK.
Note:
Do not choose any drivers from the Additional Drivers list.
Accessing the shared printer
To access the shared printer from another computer on a network,
follow the steps below.
Note:
Your printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to
which it is directly connected before you can access it from another
computer.
1. Install the printer driver to the client computer from the
software CD-ROM.
2. Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes. Right-click
your printer's icon, and open the Properties for your printer.
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3. Click the Ports tab, and click Add Port.
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6. Close the Printer Ports dialog box to return to the Ports menu.
7. On the Ports menu, make sure that the new port is added and
the check box is selected. Click OK to close the Properties.
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Setting up your printer as a shared printer
To share a printer connected directly to your computer with other
computers on a network, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Network.
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3. Click File and Print Sharing.
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4. Click the I want to be able to allow others to print to my
printer(s) check box, and click OK.
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6. In the Control Panel, double-click Printers.
Note:
❏ If a dialog box requesting the Windows Me or 98 CD-ROM
appears, insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, then
follow the on-screen instructions.
❏ If a dialog box appears requesting you to restart your computer,
do so. Then open the Printers folder, and continue from step 7.
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7. Select your printer, and choose Sharing on the File menu.
8. Select Shared As, enter the printer information as needed,
and click OK.
Accessing the shared printer
To access the shared printer from another computer on a network,
follow the steps below.
Note:
Your printer must be setup as a shared resource on the computer to which
it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer.
1. On the computer you want to access the printer from, click
Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
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2. Double-click Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard screen
appears.
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5. Click Browse.
6. Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly
connected to the printer. Then click the printer’s icon.
7. Click OK and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Setting up your printer as a shared printer
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3. Select Shared as, and enter the name in the Share Name text
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Accessing the shared printer
To access the shared printer from another computer on a network,
follow the steps below.
Note:
Your printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to
which it is directly connected before you can access it from another
computer.
1. Install the printer driver to the client computer from the
software CD-ROM.
2. Open the Printer folder from the Control Panel, right-click
your printer’s icon, and open the Properties for your printer.
3. Click the Ports tab, and click Add Port.
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Printer Ports dialog box changes to the Close button. Click
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7. On the Ports menu, make sure that the new port is added and
the check box is selected. Click OK to close the printer driver.
Updating and Uninstalling the Printer Software
This section describes how to upgrade your Windows operating
system, update the printer software in Windows XP, Me, or 2000,
and uninstall the printer driver from your computer.
Updating the driver in Windows XP and 2000
When you update the printer driver in Windows XP and
Windows 2000, you must uninstall the previous printer driver
before you install the new driver. Installing over the existing
printer driver results in a failure to update. To uninstall the printer
driver, see “Uninstalling the printer driver” on page 97.
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If you have upgraded your computer’s operating system from
Windows 98 to Windows Me, you must uninstall your printer
software, and install it again. To uninstall the printer driver, see
“Uninstalling the printer driver” on page 97.
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To uninstall the printer driver, follow the steps below.
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1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or
Remove Programs.
2. Select EPSON Printer Software to uninstall the printer driver
from the software list.
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4. Select the target printer icon.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
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3. Select EPSON Printer Software to uninstall the printer driver
from the software list.
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4. Click the Add/Remove button (for Windows Me and 98
users) or the Change/Remove button (for Windows 2000
users).
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5. Select the target printer icon.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
Note:
If you are using the USB port to connect the printer in Windows Me or
98, you need to uninstall an additional USB components. See
“Uninstalling the USB Host Device Driver” on page 98.
Uninstalling the USB Host Device Driver
To uninstall the USB Host Device Driver, follow the steps below.
Note:
❏ This function is for Windows Me and 98 only.
❏ This function activates only when you are using a USB conversion
cable.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
3. Select EPSON USB Printer Devices.
4. Click the Add/Remove button
Note:
If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear in the Add/Remove
Program list, double-click EPUSBUN.EXE on the printer software
CD-ROM.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Printing with Mac OS 9.x
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Printer Software Introduction
The printer software that comes with your printer includes a
printer driver and printer utilities. The printer driver lets you
choose from a variety of settings to get the best results from your
printer. The printer utilities help you check the printer and keep
it in top operating condition.
The printer software includes the following dialogs.
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Settings and Utilities
Print
Media Type, Color, Mode, Copies, Pages
Page Setup
Paper Size, Paper Source, Borderless, Auto Cut, Orientation,
Reduce or Enlarge, Printable Area, Roll Paper Option
Layout
Fit to Page, Print Order
Utility
EPSON StatusMonitor, Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, Print
Head Alignment, Configuration
For information on making printer driver settings, see “Making
Settings in the Print Dialog” on page 105, “Making Settings in the
Page Setup Dialog” on page 124, and “Making Settings in the
Layout Dialog” on page 136.
For information on the printer utilities, see “Using the Printer
Utilities” on page 139.
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software. See “Getting Information Through Online Help” on
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Accessing the Printer Software
To access the printer software installed in your computer, follow
the steps below.
Accessing the Print dialog
To access the Print dialog, click Print on the File menu of your
application, or click Options in the Page Setup dialog.
Accessing the Page Setup dialog
To access the Page Setup dialog, click Page Setup on the File
menu of your application.
Accessing the Layout dialog
To access the Layout dialog, click the
Print dialog.
Layout icon button in the
Accessing the Utility dialog
To access the Utility dialog, click the
Print or Page Setup dialog.
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Utility icon button in the
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Basic Settings
This section describes the basic printer driver settings for printing
your data.
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To make the basic printer driver settings, follow the steps below.
Note:
While many Macintosh applications override the settings made in the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get the
results you expect.
1. Click Page Setup on the File menu of your application. The
Page Setup dialog appears.
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2. From the Paper Size list, select the size of paper loaded in the
printer.
3. Select a paper source from the Paper Source list.
4. Select Borderless if you want to print your data with no
margins. See “Making the Borderless setting” on page 126.
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5. Make settings for Orientation and Reduce or Enlarge, as
necessary.
6. When Sheet is selected as the Paper Source setting, make the
Printable Area setting as needed. See “Making the Printable
Area settings” on page 133.
When Roll Paper or Roll Paper (Banner) is selected as the
Paper Source setting, make Roll Paper Option settings as
needed. See “Making the Roll Paper Option settings” on page
134.
7. After making your settings, click OK to close the Page Setup
dialog.
8. Click Print on the File menu of your application. The Print
dialog appears.
9. From Media Type, select a media that matches the paper
loaded in the printer. See “Media Type setting list” on page
106.
10. Make the settings for Copies and Pages.
11. Make the Color setting.
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400:
Select Color/B&W Photo to print color or monochrome
photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only.
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Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we
recommend Color or Color/B&W Photo even if the data to print
is black.
12. Make the Mode setting. Check that Automatic is selected.
Note:
When Automatic is selected, the printer driver takes controls of
all detailed settings based on the current Media Type setting and
Color settings.
13. Adjust Speed and Quality in the Mode box if a slider
appears. Drag the slider to the left or right depending on
which is more important.
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For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800:
Select Color to print color or monochrome photos, or Black
to print a draft or black text only.
If you want to print advanced monochrome photos, select
Advanced B&W Photo.
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For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
If you have selected Advanced B&W Photo as the Color
setting, select the Color Toning setting from the pull-down
menu.
Note:
Depending on the Media Type setting you choose, a slider may not
appear in the Mode box.
14. Select the color control mode from the pull-down menu in the
Mode box. For detailed information, see “Color Control
mode” on page 108.
15. Click Print to start printing.
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Canceling printing
To cancel printing in progress, follow the steps below.
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Caution:
If you stop printing in progress, you may need to start printing
again from the beginning for best result; otherwise, misalignment
or banding may appear in the printed image.
When background printing is on
1. Select EPSON Monitor IV from the Application menu at the
right end of the menu bar.
2. Turn off the printer.
3. Click the name of data which is in print process on the screen,
then click
Stop to cancel the print job.
When background printing is off
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Hold down the J Command key on your keyboard, and press
the [.] period key to cancel the print job.
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Making Settings in the Print Dialog
You can make the Media Type, Mode, Color, Copies, and Pages
settings in the Print dialog. From this dialog, you can access other
dialog, from which you can set the print time, and preview the
data before printing.
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The Media Type setting determines what other settings are
available; therefore, always make this setting first.
From Media Type, select a media that matches the paper loaded
in the printer. Locate your paper in the list, and then select a
corresponding Media Type setting. For some types of paper,
several Media Type settings are available for selection.
Note:
❏ The availability of special media varies by country.
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“Notes on Epson Special Media and Other Media” on page 240.
❏ For the latest information on media available in your area, refer to
the Epson customer website. See “Contacting Customer Support”
on page 346.
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Media Type Setting
Epson Special Media
Name/Description
Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Proofing Paper Semimatte
EPSON Proofing Paper Semimatte
(Commercial)
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Textured Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Canvas
Canvas
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Enhanced Matte Posterboard
Plain Paper
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Plain Paper (Line drawing)
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Singleweight Matte Paper (line
drawing)
Singleweight Matte Paper
Tracing Paper
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Enhanced Synthetic Paper
Enhanced Synthetic Paper
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic
Paper
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic
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Making the Color setting
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Make the Color setting. Select Color/B&W Photo to print color
or monochrome photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only.
Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we recommend
Color/B&W Photo even if the data to print is black.
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Make the Color setting. Select Color to print color or monochrome
photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only. If you want to
print advanced monochrome photos, select Advanced B&W
Photo.
Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we recommend
Color even if the data to print is black.
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Making the Mode setting
You can select the Automatic or Custom mode. These modes are
provided to give you three levels of control over the printer
driver.
Automatic mode
Automatic mode is the quickest and easiest way to start printing.
When Automatic is selected, the printer driver takes care of all
detailed settings based on the current Media Type and Color
settings.
Quality and Speed slider
Depending on the media you choose in the Media Type setting
while Color (or Color/B&W Photo) or Black is selected as the
Color setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, a Quality or
Speed slider appears in the Mode box. Select Quality when print
quality is more important than print speed. Select Speed when
print speed is more important than print quality.
Color Control mode
When Color (or Color/B&W Photo) is selected as the Color
setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, the Color Control
pull-down menu appears in the Mode box.
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You can select from the following settings.
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Select this setting to produce vivid blue and green
tones in printouts.
Note:
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
function is selected.
Charts and
Graphs
Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights of an image. Use this setting for presentation
graphics, such as charts and graphs.
EPSON
Standard
(sRGB)
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Increases the contrast in images. Use this setting for
color photographs.
Adobe RGB
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Matches image color to Adobe RGB.
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Color Toning (for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only)
When you select Advanced B&W Photo as the Color setting
while Automatic is selected, the Color Toning pull-down menu
appears in the Mode box.
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Neutral
This setting provides standard image correction for most
photos. Try this first.
Cool
This setting gives a cool tone to your photos.
Warm
This setting gives a warm tone to your photos.
Sepia
This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos.
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Custom mode
The Custom mode lets you make a wide range of changes with a
single click of the mouse. In the Custom Settings pull-down menu,
you will find ready-made settings provided by Epson.
Note:
These ready-made settings may be dimmed, depending on the Media
Type and Color settings.
Advanced Photo
Advanced Photo
2880 dpi
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Good for printing scanned photos and digitally
captured images in high quality. Helps prevent
misprinting of ink dots that may occur due to
movement of the print head and paper.
ColorSync
Automatically adjusts printout colors to match
colors on your screen.
PhotoEnhance
This mode lets you select image-correction settings
specially designed for scanned or digitally captured
photos.
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The Advanced setting gives you complete control over your
printing environment. Use these settings to experiment with new
printing ideas, or to fine-tune a range of print settings to meet
your individual needs. Once you are satisfied with your new
settings, you can give them a name and add them to the Custom
Settings list.
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1. Select Custom in the Print dialog, and then click Advanced.
The Advanced dialog appears.
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is selected. See “Media Type setting list” on page 106.
3. Make the Color setting.
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Select Color/B&W Photo to print color or monochrome
photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only.
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For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800:
Select Color to print color or monochrome photos, or Black
to print a draft or black text only.
If you want to print advanced monochrome photos, select
Advanced B&W Photo.
Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we
recommend Color or Color/B&W Photo even if the data to print
is black.
4. Select a Print Quality setting.
5. If you are using non-Epson special media, click Paper
Config, and then make settings as needed. For details, see
“Paper Configuration” on page 113.
6. Make the Printer Color Management settings. For details, see
“Printer Color Management” on page 115.
Note:
Some settings are enabled or disabled depending on the Media Type,
Color, and Print Quality settings you have made.
7. Make other settings as needed. For details, see the online help.
8. Click OK to apply your settings and then return to the Print
dialog. If you want to return to the previous screen without
applying your settings, click Cancel.
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The following settings in Paper Configuration let you make the
detailed paper settings.
Mode
Description
Color Density
Adjusts the strength of Color Density. Use a value in the
range of -50% to +50%. Drag the slider with your mouse to
the right direction (+) to deepen the color of your printout
or left direction (-) to lighten its color. You can also type
a number (-50 to +50) in the box next to the slider.
Use this function when you print on paper other than
Epson special media.
Set the scroll bar to the 0 position when you print on Epson
special media.
Note:
Deepening of the color of printout may not be possible,
depending on the printing mode.
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Drying Time
per Print
Head Pass
Adds a waiting time when the print head reaches the end
of every pass.
Set this value using the slider or text box. To improve the
print quality by using slow ink absorption on the media,
set a higher value.
The drying time per print head pass can be set from 0 to
5 seconds, in 0.1 second increments.
Note:
If you use this feature, the printing time will be longer.
Paper Feed
Adjustment
Controls the paper feeding value, in 0.01% increments. If
the paper feeding value is too large, white horizontal
micro banding may appear. If the paper feeding value
is too small, dark horizontal micro banding may appear.
Paper Suction
Decreasing the air suction at the platen can avoid
wrinkling or waving of thin or saturated media, or
eliminating vertical banding. The relationship of the
parameter and the suction power is indicated as follows:
Standard: 100%
-1:84%
-2:66%
-3:50%
-4:34%
Paper
Thickness
This value automatically appears according to the Media
Type setting. If you use non-Epson media, modify this
value for your media. Refer to the paper specifications,
or print "Thickness Pattern" to find out the paper thickness.
Cut Method
Determines the best cutting method according to the
paper thickness.
Standard:Normal speed and normal cut pressure
Thin Paper:Low cut pressure
Thick Paper, Fast:High speed and high cut pressure
Thick Paper, Slow:Low speed and high cut pressure
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Platen Gap
Platen Gap is the height from the media loaded in the
printer to the print head. By adjusting this parameter, you
may produce better print quality. This is set automatically
according to the Paper Thickness setting specified.
Note:
Setting Platen Gap to Narrow may produce better print
quality, but make sure the media does not wrinkle or
touch the print head; otherwise, printed data or the print
head surface may be damaged. Use Wider or Wide in
such case.
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Color Controls
This setting provides the color matching and image-enhancement
methods. When you select this setting, additional settings appear
under the Printer Color Management box where you can select a
Mode setting and adjust the color enhancement sliders. For details
on the additional settings, see the online help.
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When Advanced B&W Photo is selected as the Color setting,
the following screen appears. You can then adjust the advanced
monochrome settings. For details on the additional settings, see
the online help.
PhotoEnhance
This setting provides a variety of image-correction settings that
you can apply to your photo images before printing.
PhotoEnhance does not affect your original data. When you select
this setting, you can make the Tone and Digital Camera
Correction settings.
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❏ This mode is available only when 32-bit color is selected as your
monitor display setting for Macintosh.
❏ Printing with PhotoEnhance selected may increase the time required
in printing, depending on your computer system and the amount of
the data contained in your data.
❏ The Tone setting appears for EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400 only.
Tone
Auto Correct
This setting provides standard image
correction for most photos. Try this first.
Sepia
This setting applies a sepia tone to your
photos.
Neutral Gray
This setting applies a black and white
tone to your print data.
Warm Gray
This setting applies a warmer black and
white tone to your print data than
Neutral Gray.
Cool Gray
This setting applies a cooler black and
white tone to your print data than
Neutral Gray.
Digital Camera Correction
If you are printing photos taken with a
digital camera, select this check box to
give your printed photos a smooth and
natural appearance like that of photos
taken with a film camera.
Select the Smooth Skin check box to
adjust the image to make its skin color
smooth.
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❏ This mode is available only with 16-, 24-, or 32-bit color data.
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ColorSync
This setting automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors
on your screen. Select this setting when printing scanned
photographs or computer graphics.
Note:
Be aware that the ambient light and the age, quality, and settings of the
monitor can affect the quality of your color matching.
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Off (No Color Adjustment)
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This setting is generally not recommended, because it does not
allow the printer driver to enhance or adjust the color in any way.
Only use this setting when you create a new color profile or if the
other Mode settings do not produce satisfactory results.
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Saving the Advanced settings
To save your Advanced settings, follow the steps below.
1. Click Save Settings in the Advanced dialog. The Custom
Settings dialog appears.
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2. Type a unique name, up to 16 characters, for your settings in
the Name text box.
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3. Click Save. Your settings will be added to the Custom
Settings pull-down menu.
You can save up to 100 groups of settings. You can select your
saved group of settings from the Custom Settings pull-down
menu in the Print dialog.
When you select your saved settings in the Custom Settings, be
aware that making new settings, for example Media Type and
Color settings, may change your custom settings. This may cause
unexpected results in your printouts. If this happens, reselect
your saved settings and try printing again.
Note:
The names of the ready-made settings provided by Epson cannot be
applied to your new settings.
Deleting the Advanced settings
To delete your Advanced settings, follow the steps below.
Note:
You cannot delete ready-made settings from the Custom Setting list.
1. Open the Custom Settings dialog.
2. Select the name of settings you want to delete.
3. Click Delete. The setting will be deleted from the Custom
Settings list.
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You can specify the number of copies. Type the number you want
in the Copies box, or click the arrows next to the box. You can
enter any number from 1 to 9999.
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Making the Pages setting
You can specify the range or printed pages. Select either All or
Range. If you select Range, enter the appropriate range of pages
in the Range text box.
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Setting the print time
You can specify the time you want the printer to begin printing
your data.
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To set the print time, follow the steps below.
1. Click
Background Printing, if necessary.
2. Select On as the Background Printing, if necessary.
3. Select Urgent, Normal, Print at, or Hold as the Print Time
setting. If you select Print at, use the arrows beside the date
and time boxes to specify the date and time that you want to
print the data.
Note:
Make sure that the computer and printer are turned on at the date
and time you specify.
4. Click OK.
5. In the Print dialog, make sure that your print settings are as
you want them, and click Print.
Previewing your printout
You can see how your data will look before printing it. To preview
your data, follow the steps below.
1. Make your printer driver settings.
2. Click
Preview. The Print button changes into the Preview
button.
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3. Click Preview. The Preview dialog appears, and displays a
preview of your data.
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The Preview dialog contains several icon buttons that you can
use to perform the following functions.
Zoom
Click this button to enlarge or reduce the size
of the previewed page.
Show/Hide
Printable
Area
Click this button to display or hide the
borderlines which indicate the printable area.
The printer cannot print anything which is
outside of this area.
Add page
Click these buttons to add or remove selected
pages from the list of pages to be printed.
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4. If you are satisfied with the previewed data, click Print. If you
are not satisfied with the appearance of the data, click
Cancel. The Preview and Print dialogs close with the current
print settings preserved. Open the Print dialog again to make
additional changes to the print settings.
Making Settings in the Page Setup Dialog
You can make the Paper Size, Paper Source, Borderless, Auto Cut,
Orientation, Reduce or Enlarge, Printable Area, and Roll Paper
Option settings in this dialog.
Making the Paper Sizes setting
You can select the paper size that you want to use. Select the paper
size in the Paper Size pull-down menu.
You can also add a customized paper size. To do this, follow the
steps below.
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1. Click Customize. The following dialog appears.
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2. To define a new paper size, click New.
3. Type a unique name for the paper size in the paper size list.
4. Specify the measurement unit as either cm or inch.
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5. Enter the width and height of your paper by typing the text
in the appropriate text boxes.
Note:
The maximum paper height is 90.55 inches (230 cm).
6. Specify the margins by typing in the Margin text boxes or by
manipulating the preview image.
7. Click OK to return to the Page Setup dialog.
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Making the Paper Source setting
You can select Roll Paper, Roll Paper (Banner), or Sheet from
the Paper Source pull-down menu. Select one that matches the
paper loaded in the printer.
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Making the Borderless setting
You can print your data without margins on paper.
For this printing mode, Epson recommends the following media
conditions.
Accommodate media width:
❏ 10 inch, 254 mm
❏ 300 mm
❏ 13 inch, 329 mm (Super A3/B)
❏ 16 inch, 406.4 mm
❏ 17 inch, 431.8 mm
❏ 515 mm (B2)
❏ 594 mm (A1)
❏ 24 inch, 609.6 mm
❏ 728 mm (B1)*
❏ 36 inch, 914.4 mm*
❏ 44 inch, 1117.6 mm*
* for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400 use only.
Note:
❏ If your application has margin settings, make sure they are set to
zero before printing.
❏ When printing on cut-sheet media, only the left and right margins
are set to zero. The top margin is always 3 mm, and the bottom
margin is always 14 mm. The back side of the paper may smear.
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❏ Printing with this feature takes longer time than normal printing.
❏ When Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) roll paper or Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper (250) roll paper is used in printing, the top
margin is always 20 mm.
❏ The following media may smear in the top area when selecting
Single Cut or Double Cut for the Auto Cut setting:
Doubleweight Matte Paper, Singleweight Matte Paper, Enhanced
Matte Paper, Textured Fine Art Paper, and UltraSmooth Fine Art
Paper.
❏ Smear may result in the top and bottom areas depending on the
media.
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❏ The ink may contaminate the platen of the printer. In this case, wipe
the ink away using a cloth.
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1. Select Borderless.
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2. Click the Expansion button. The following dialog appears.
3. Choose Auto Expand or Retain Size from the pull-down
menu.
Auto Expand
Select this setting if you want to enlarge the size of
print data automatically and print with no margins.
You can choose the amount of enlargement by
moving the slider.
Note:
Enlarged areas that exceed the paper size will not
be printed on the paper.
Retain Size
Select this setting if you do not want to change the
ratio of your print data.
If you select this setting, you need to enlarge your
image data to exceed the paper width, to avoid
unprinted areas appearing along the left and right
edges. Enlarging 3 mm in both the left and right
directions is recommended, using the application
that created the data.
To use this feature, see “Making the Paper Sizes
setting” on page 124.
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When you select Auto Expand, the slider becomes
available. Using the slider, you can control the
amount of the image that extends beyond the
edges of the paper during borderless printing.
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order to eliminate margins on all sides of the paper.
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In a very humid environment, the width of paper may
expand due to moisture absorption. In this case,
move the slider to Max to eliminate margins around
the image. If Max is selected, the center of the image
may move about 1 mm to the right.
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Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount
of the image enlargement; however, as this amount
decreases, margins may appear on one or more
sides of the paper.
4. Make the Auto Cut setting. See “Making the Auto Cut setting”
on page 129.
5. Click OK.
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Making the Auto Cut setting
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This setting is available only when Roll Paper or Roll Paper
(Banner) is selected as the Paper Source setting. You can select
how the paper is cut after printing.
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Single Cut
Select this setting if you want to save paper.
If you select this setting, the boundary of a picture or the boundary
of a page is cut. However, the cut position may shift slightly.
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Note:
This setting appears only when the Borderless check box is selected.
Double Cut
Select this setting to avoid the slight gap that occurs with the
Single Cut setting. A margin is created between pictures, and
1 mm along the inside of each picture is cut.
Note:
This setting appears only when the Borderless check box is selected.
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Normal Cut
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Select this setting to keep margins at the top and bottom of the
printed data.
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Off
Select this setting to cut printouts manually. To cut printouts
manually, follow the steps below.
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2. Press the Enter
button.
3. The printer automatically feeds the paper to the cutter guide,
and the printer becomes offline. Pause appears on the LCD.
4. If necessary, adjust the cutting position by using the Paper
Feed d button or Paper Feed u button.
5. Cut the paper along the cutter guide using the manual cutter
unit.
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becomes online.
button. The printer
Making the Orientation setting
You can specify the direction of printing on the page.
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Portrait
Print direction is short edge first, like most magazines.
Landscape
Print direction is long edge first, like many
spreadsheets.
Rotated by 180
degrees
Prints your document upside down.
Note:
This function is not available when Roll Paper (Banner)
is selected as the Paper Source setting.
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You can enlarge or reduce the size of data while maintaining its
aspect ratio. You can enter any number from 25 to 400 in the
Reduce or Enlarge box.
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Making the Reduce or Enlarge setting
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Making the Printable Area settings
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This setting is available when you select Sheet as the Paper
Source setting. You can make the following settings.
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Select this setting to center printouts.
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Making the Roll Paper Option settings
This option is available when you select Roll Paper or Roll Paper
(Banner) as the Paper Source setting. You can make the following
settings.
Auto Rotate
Note:
This function is available only when Roll Paper is selected as the Paper
Source setting.
This function is effective only when the print data length is shorter
than the printable width of the roll paper. The print data will
automatically be turned 90 degrees to print crosswise, saving roll
paper.
Original
Auto Rotate off
Auto Rotate on
To enable this function, select Auto Rotate.
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Print Page Line
The Print Page Line operation changes according to the Auto Cut
setting. Check these settings as necessary by referring to the
printer’s operation.
Auto Cut
Print Page Line
Printer’s Operation
Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut
Selected
Prints page line on the right side
only, and cuts paper
automatically after the print job.
Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut
Not selected
Does not print page line, and
cuts paper automatically after
the print job.
Off
Selected
Prints page lines on the right side
and below the printed data, but
does not cut paper
automatically after the print job.
Off
Not selected
Does not print page lines or cut
paper automatically after the
print job.
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This function lets you specify whether to print a page line on the
right side and also below the printed data for manual cutting. To
enable this function, select Print Page Line.
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Save Roll Paper
Note:
This function is available only when Roll Paper (Banner) is selected
as the Paper Source setting.
This function is effective if you wish to save roll paper, because
blank portion of the last page or your printed data is not fed
through the printer. To enable this function, select Save Roll
Paper.
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Making Settings in the Layout Dialog
You can make the Fit to Page and Print Order settings in this
dialog.
Note:
❏ The functions on the Layout menu are not available when Roll
Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source setting.
❏ According to the paper source you choose, some of the functions are
not available.
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You can enlarge or reduce the size of the data proportionally to
make it fit the paper size you selected in the Paper Size pull-down
menu. To use this function, select Fit to Page, and select the paper
size you loaded in the printer in the Output Paper Size pull-down
menu.
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Making the Fit to Page setting
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Making Print Order settings
You can specify the printing order for your print job. When
printing multiple copies of your document, select Collate to print
one complete document set at a time. Select Reverse Order to
print your documents in reverse order, starting with the last page.
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Using the Printer Utilities
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The EPSON printer utilities let you check the current printer
status and perform printer maintenance from your screen.
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Note:
❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head
Alignment utilities if your printer is connected to your computer
through a network.
❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head
Alignment utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise, your
printout may be marred.
EPSON StatusMonitor
This utility provides you with printer status information, such as
the amount of remaining ink.
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Nozzle Check
This utility checks the print head nozzles for clogging. Check the
nozzles when you notice the print quality has declined and after
cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleared.
See “Checking the print head nozzles” on page 140.
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If you click Auto in the Nozzle Check dialog, or turn on AUTO
CLEANING from the control panel on the printer, this utility not
only checks the clogging nozzles, but also performs head cleaning
automatically.
Head Cleaning
This utility cleans the print head. You may need to clean the print
head if you notice the print quality has declined. Use this utility
to perform head clean. See “Cleaning the print head” on page 142.
Print Head Alignment
This utility can be used to improve the print quality of your
printed data. The alignment of the print head may need to be
adjusted if vertical lines appear out of alignment or if white or
black banding noise appear in your printed data. Use this utility
to realign the print head. See “Aligning the print head” on page
143.
Configuration
Clicking this button opens the Configuration Settings dialog,
where you can change the way the EPSON Status Monitor utility
notifies you when the printer status changes. See “Making
Configuration Settings” on page 146.
Checking the print head nozzles
If you find that the printed data is unexpectedly faint or dots in
the printed data are missing, you may be able to identify the
problem by checking the print head nozzles by using the Nozzle
Check utility.
To use the Nozzle Check utility, follow the steps below.
Note:
Do not start the Nozzle Check utility while printing is in progress;
otherwise, your printout may be marred.
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1. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
3. Click Print if you want to visually check if any print head
nozzles are clogged, if you are using non-Epson special
media, or if the width of paper you are using is less than
210 mm. Click Auto if you want to perform an automatic
nozzle check, and if the nozzle check indicates it is necessary.
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If you turn on AUTO CLEANING from the control panel on the printer
even though Print has been selected, the Nozzle Check utility not
only checks for the clogged nozzles, but also performs head cleaning
automatically. If you are using non-Epson special media, or if the
width of paper you are using is less than 210 mm, turn off AUTO
CLEANING from the control panel on the printer.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to print a nozzle check
pattern.
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referring “Cleaning the print head” on page 142.
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Cleaning the print head
If you find that the printed data is unexpectedly faint or dots in
the printed data are missing, you may be able to solve these
problems by using the Head Cleaning utility to clean the print
head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
To use the Head Cleaning utility, follow the steps below.
Note:
❏ Do not start the Head Cleaning utility while printing is in progress;
otherwise, your printout may be marred.
❏ To save ink, use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the
print head needs to be cleaned. This is because the cleaning process
consumes some ink.
❏ When the ink check light is flashing or on, you cannot clean the print
head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge first. See “Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page 281.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the ink check light is
off.
2. Click Head Cleaning.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning
dialog to confirm that the head is cleaned and to reset the
cleaning cycle.
If you still find missing dots after cleaning, try these solutions.
❏ Select POWER CLEANING from the control panel on the printer.
See “POWER CLEANING” on page 222.
❏ Repeat this procedure four or five times, turn the printer off
and leave it alone overnight, and then try head cleaning again.
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❏ Replace some of ink cartridges as they may be old or
damaged.
If the print quality remains a problem after you have tried these
solutions, contact your dealer. See “Contacting Customer
Support” on page 346.
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Aligning the print head
If you find misaligned lines or black or white banding on the
printed data, you may be able to solve these problems by using
the Print Head Alignment utility to align the print head.
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Getting Information Through Online Help
Your printer software has extensive online help, which provides
instructions on printing, making printer driver settings, and using
printer utilities.
To access the online help, click Print or Page Setup on the File
menu of your application, and click
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Jobs
Using the EPSON StatusMonitor
EPSON StatusMonitor regularly monitors the printer status. If a
printer error is detected, you will be informed with an error
message. You can also use this utility to check ink levels before
printing.
Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor
To access EPSON StatusMonitor, follow the steps below.
1. Click Print or Page Setup on the File menu of your
application.
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2. Click
Remaining Ink Level, or click
Utility. If you click
Utility, click EPSON StatusMonitor in the Utility dialog.
The EPSON StatusMonitor dialog appears.
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EPSON StatusMonitor informs you of the amount of ink
remaining and the free space of the maintenance tank as of the
time the StatusMonitor was opened. To update the information,
click Update.
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Making Configuration Settings
You can select the way the EPSON StatusMonitor utility monitors
your printer, and the way you will be notified of information. To
make Configuration settings, click Configuration in the Utility
dialog. The Configuration Settings dialog appears.
You can make the following settings in this dialog.
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Error notification
Choose how the EPSON StatusMonitor
notifies you in case of an error.
Warning
Choose how the EPSON StatusMonitor
notifies you if a warning message becomes
necessary.
Temporary Spool folder
Choose the folder for temporary spooling of
print data.
Temporary High Speed
Copies folder
Choose the folders for multiple-copy print
data storage.
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Select this check box to prevent horizontal
banding in your printout. By default,
graphics data is sent by the computer to the
printer in rectangular bands, which
prevents the printer from having to
reconstruct an entire data in memory
before printing it. Selecting this check box
will make the computer temporarily store
the data on its hard drive and then send it
to the printer as a whole to prevent banding
in the printed image.
Check for errors before
starting to print.
Select this check box if you want to check
for errors before starting to print.
Check the ink level
before starting to print.
Select this check box if you want to check
the ink level before starting to print.
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Data will be sent to the
printer after being stored
on your disk.
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Using EPSON Monitor IV
After you send a print job to the printer, you can use the EPSON
Monitor IV utility to check, cancel, or change the priority of print
job that are queued for printing. This utility also shows the status
of the job currently being printed.
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1. Select On as the Background Printing setting in the Chooser
or in the Background Printing dialog.
2. Send a print job to the printer.
3. Select EPSON Monitor IV from the Application menu at the
right end of the menu bar. The EPSON Monitor IV dialog
appears.
Note:
You can also open EPSON Monitor IV dialog by double-clicking the
EPSON Monitor IV icon in the Extensions folder.
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Managing print jobs using EPSON Monitor IV
❏ Use the following buttons to hold, resume, and delete print
jobs. Select the print job that you want to manage, and click
the appropriate button.
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Pauses printing and keep the current
print job at the top of the print queue.
Resume
Resumes printing.
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Stops printing and deletes print job
from the print queue.
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❏ Click Stop Print Queue to stop printing. Once this button is
pressed, the name of the button turns to Start Print Queue.
Click Start Print Queue to resume printing.
❏ Use the following buttons to start the printer utilities.
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Cleaning
Starts the Head Cleaning utility
Remaining
Ink Level
Starts EPSON StatusMonitor, which
displays the amount of ink remaining
and the free space of the
maintenance tank
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❏ Double-click a file in the list to preview it.
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This function is disabled when you are printing the ESC/P
command file.
❏ Double-click Copies to change the number of copies to print
out.
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❏ Click the Show details arrow to open an extension at the
bottom of the EPSON Monitor IV dialog. The extension
displays detailed information on the selected data’s printer
software settings.
Changing print job priority
To change the priority of print jobs in a print queue, follow the
steps below.
Note:
You can also change the priority of print jobs that had print times
previously set in the Background Printing dialog.
1. Select the print job that you want to change the priority in the
Document Name.
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2. Click the Show details arrow to open an extension at the
bottom of the EPSON Monitor IV dialog.
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Sharing Your Printer
This section describes how to share your printer so that other
computers on a network can use it.
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The computer on a network can share the printer that is directly
connected to one of them. The computer that is directly connected
to the printer is the printer server, and the other computers are
the clients which need permission to share the printer with the
printer server. The clients share the printer via the printer server.
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To connect your printer directly to a network without setting it up as a
shared printer, consult your network administrator.
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Setting up your printer as a shared printer
To share a printer connected directly to your computer with other
computers on an AppleTalk network, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Select Chooser from the Apple menu and click the printer’s
icon. Select the port to which the printer is connected.
3. Click Setup. The Printer Sharing Setup dialog appears.
4. Select Share this Printer, and type the printer name and
password information as needed.
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6. Close the Chooser.
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5. Click OK. The name of the shared printer appears in the port
list in the Chooser.
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network, follow the steps below.
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1. Turn on your printer.
2. On each computer from which you want to access the printer,
select Chooser from the Apple menu. Click your printer's
icon and select the printer port you want to use from the Select
a printer port box on the right. You can only select from the
printers connected to your current AppleTalk zone.
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3. If the following dialog appears, enter the password for the
printer, then click OK.
4. Select the appropriate Background Printing option button to
turn background printing on or off.
5. Close the Chooser.
Uninstalling the Printer Software
To uninstall the printer driver, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on your computer and insert the printer software
CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The Epson printer software
disk opens automatically.
2. Find the English folder, and double-click it.
3. Double-click the Printer Driver folder.
4. Double-click the EPSON STYLUS PRO XXXX folder, and Disk
1 folder in it.
5. Double-click the Installer icon, and follow the on-screen
instructions to open the Installer dialog.
6. Select Uninstall from the pull-down menu at the top left, and
click the Uninstall button at the bottom right.
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Printer Software Introduction
The printer software which comes with your printer includes a
printer driver and printer utilities. The printer driver lets you
choose from a variety of settings to get the best results from your
printer. The printer utilities help you check the printer and keep
it in top operating condition.
The printer software includes the following dialogs.
Dialog
Settings and Utilities
Page Setup
Page Attributes setting:
Format for, Paper Size, Orientation, Scale
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Paper Size, Printer Margins
Summary setting:
Summary of current settings
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Print
Common in all options:
Printer, Presets
Copies & Pages option:
Copies, Collated, Pages
Layout option:
Pages Per Sheet, Layout Direction, Border
Output Options option:
Save as File, Format
Print Settings option:
Media Type, Color, Mode
Printer Color Management option:
Color Management
Paper Configuration option:
Color Density, Drying Time per Print Head Pass, Paper Feed
Adjustment, Paper Thickness, Paper Suction, Cut Method,
Platen Gap
Roll Paper Option:
Auto Cut, Print Page Line, Save Roll Paper
Expansion option:
Amount of enlargement slider
Summary option:
Summary of current settings
Utility
EPSON Status Monitor, Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, Print
Head Alignment, EPSON LFP Remote Panel, Print Assistant
Accessing the Printer Software
To access the printer software installed in your computer, follow
the steps below.
Accessing the Page Setup dialog
To access the Page Setup dialog, click Page Setup on the File
menu of your application.
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To access the Print dialog, click Print on the File menu of your
application.
Accessing the Utility dialog
To access the Utility dialog, double-click the EPSON Printer Utility
icon in the Applications folder in Macintosh HD (default
setting).
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Accessing the Print dialog
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Page Setup Dialog Settings
You can make the appropriate Settings, Format for, Paper Size,
Orientation, and Scale settings for printing.
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Settings
You can select Page Attributes, Custom Paper Size, or
Summary.
Page Attributes
Displays the page setup settings.
Custom Paper Size
Displays the paper size settings.
Summary
Displays the list of current setting items.
Format for
Select a desired printer.
Note:
Always match the Format for setting in the Page Setup dialog with the
Printer setting in the Print dialog; otherwise, the data may not be printed
correctly.
Paper Size
Select a paper size and a print area that you want to use.
For Mac OS X 10.2.0 to 10.2.3 users, the print area is listed after
Paper Size in the Paper Size list.
For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later users, the print area is listed when
you click the arrow mark next to the Paper Size you have selected.
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The following table lists the print areas you can select.
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When you select a paper size that supports a print area other than
Standard, you can select the print area. If you cannot select the
print area, it is set to Standard.
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Description
Roll Paper
Prints on roll paper with 3-mm margins
in four directions.
Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto
Expand)
Prints data enlarged on roll paper
without margins.
Roll Paper - Borderless (Retain
Size)
Prints data on roll paper without
margins, while retaining the ratio of
the original size.
Roll Paper - Banner
Prints multi-page data on roll paper
continuously with 3-mm left and right
margins and 0-mm top and bottom
margins.
Roll Paper - Borderless Banner
Prints multi-page data on roll paper
continuously without margins.
Sheet
Prints on cut-sheet paper with 14-mm
bottom margin, and 3-mm top, left
and right margins.
Sheet - Borderless (Auto Expand)
Prints data enlarged on cut-sheet
paper with 3-mm top margin, 14-mm
bottom margin, and 0-mm left and
right margins.
Sheet - Borderless (Retain Size)
Prints data on cut-sheet paper with
3-mm top margin, 14-mm bottom
margin, and 0-mm left and right
margins, while retaining the ratio of
the original size.
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Scale
Input a scale to reduce or enlarge the size of your data.
Print Dialog Settings
You can make the appropriate Printer and Presets settings use for
printing.
Note:
The Print dialog is the standard feature of Mac OS X. See your operating
system’s documentation for details.
Printer
Select a printer you want to use.
Note:
Always match the Format for setting in the Page Setup dialog with the
Printer setting in the Print dialog; otherwise, data may not be printed
correctly.
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You can select Standard or Save As.
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Standard
Prints with the current settings.
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Copies & Pages
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that you want to use for printing.
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Copies
To make the Copies setting, enter the number of copies that you
want to print in the Copies text box.
Collated
To make print order setting, select Collated to print one complete
document set at a time when printing multiple copies.
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Pages
To make the Pages setting, select either All or From and to. If you
select From and to, enter the first page of the appropriate range
of pages in the From text box and the last page in the to text box.
Layout
You can make the appropriate Pages per Sheet, Layout Direction,
and Border settings that you want to use for printing.
Note:
Layout is the standard feature of Mac OS X. See your operating system’s
documentation for details.
Pages per Sheet
You can print multiple pages of your data on a single piece of
paper. You can select from 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16.
Layout Direction
You can specify the order in which the pages will be printed on
the sheet of paper.
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Border
Output Options
You can print your data as a file if you click the Save as File check
box, and select its format from the Format pull-down menu.
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You can print a border around the pages printed on each sheet.
You can select from None, Single hairline, Single thin line,
Double hairline, or Double thin line.
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If you want to print your data on paper, clear the Save as File
check box.
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Output Options is the standard feature of Mac OS X. See your operating
system’s documentation for details.
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Print Settings
You can make the Media Type, Color, and Mode settings.
Page Setup
Shows the print area that has been chosen from the Paper Size list
in the Page Setup dialog. Select the print area chosen from the
Paper Size list in the Page Setup dialog.
Media Type
The Media Type setting determines what other settings are
available; therefore, always make this setting first.
From Media Type, select a media that matches the paper loaded
in the printer. Find your paper in the list, and then select a
corresponding Media Type setting. For some kinds of paper,
several Media Type settings are available for selection.
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❏ When you are using paper other than Epson special media, see
“Notes on Epson Special Media and Other Media” on page 240.
❏ For the latest information on media available in your area, refer to
the Epson customer website. See “Contacting Customer Support”
on page 346.
Media Type setting list
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❏ The availability of special media varies by country.
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Epson Special Media
Name/Description
Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Proofing Paper Semimatte
EPSON Proofing Paper Semimatte
(Commercial)
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
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Enhanced Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Textured Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Canvas
Canvas
Enhanced Matte Poster Board
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
Plain Paper
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Plain Paper (Line drawing)
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Singleweight Matte Paper (line
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Singleweight Matte Paper
Tracing Paper
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Enhanced Synthetic Paper
Enhanced Synthetic Paper
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic
Paper
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic
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Color
EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400
Make the Color setting. Select Color/B&W Photo to print color
or monochrome photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only.
Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we recommend
Color/B&W Photo even if the data to print is black.
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Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we recommend
Color even if the data to print is black.
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Make the Color setting. Select Color to print color or monochrome
photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only. If you want to
print advanced monochrome photos, select Advanced B&W
Photo.
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You can select the Automatic, Custom, or Advanced settings.
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Automatic is the quickest and easiest way to start printing. When
Automatic is selected, the printer driver takes care of all detailed
settings based on the current Media Type and Color settings.
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Quality and Speed slider
Depending on the media you choose in the Media Type setting
while Color (or Color/B&W Photo) or Black is selected as the
Color setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, a Quality or
Speed slider appears in the Mode box. Select Quality when print
quality is more important than print speed. Select Speed when
print speed is more important than print quality.
Color Control mode
When Color (or Color/B&W Photo) is selected as the Color
setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, the Color Control
pull-down menu appears.
You can select from the following settings.
EPSON Vivid
Select this setting to produce vivid blue and green tones
in printouts.
Note:
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 function is
selected.
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Charts and
Graphs
Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights of an image. Use this setting for presentation
graphics, such as charts and graphs.
EPSON
Standard
(sRGB)
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Increases the contrast in images. Use this setting for color
photographs.
Adobe RGB
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Matches image color to Adobe RGB.
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Custom lets you make a wide range of changes with a single click
of the mouse. In the Custom Settings pull-down menu, you will
find ready-made settings provided by Epson.
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The Custom Settings pull-down menu includes the following
ready-made settings.
Note:
These ready-made settings may be dimmed, depending on the Media
Type and Color settings.
Advanced Photo
Advanced Photo
2880 dpi
ColorSync
Good for printing scanned photos and digitally
captured images in high quality. Helps prevent
misprinting of ink dots that may occur due to
movement of the print heads and paper.
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Advanced Settings
Advanced Setting gives you complete control over your printing
environment. Use these settings to experiment with new printing
ideas, or to fine-tune a range of print settings to meet your
individual needs. Once you are satisfied with your new settings,
you can give them a name and add them to the Custom Settings
list.
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Print Quality
Select the print quality that you want to use for printing.
Super
MicroWeave
Gives you slightly more detail, but the print time will be
longer.
High Speed
Activates bidirectional printing so your printer prints in
both left-to-right and right-to-left directions. This setting
speeds up printing, but decreases the print quality.
Flip Horizontal
Prints your data as it would appear in a mirror. Text and
graphics appear reversed.
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Depending on the Print Quality setting you select, you
can turn on Finest Detail to print text, solid graphics,
and line art with very sharp edges.
Color Toning
When you select Advanced B&W Photo as the Color,
the Color Toning pull-down menu appears.
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Neutral:
This setting provides standard image correction for
most photos. Try this first.
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This setting gives a cool tone to your photos.
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This setting gives a warm tone to your photos.
Sepia:
This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos.
Fine Adjustment:
This setting appears when you change the Tone, adjust
the settings using the slide bars or the color circle, or
select the Highlight Point Shift check box.
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Printer Color Management
This option gives you control over the color matching and
adjustment methods provided by the printer driver.
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Use these settings to experiment with new printing ideas or to
fine-tune a range of printer settings to meet your individual
needs. Once you are satisfied with your new settings, you can add
them to the Custom Setting list in the Print dialog.
Color Controls
Select this setting to use the color matching and adjustment
methods provided with the printer. Click the triangle next to the
Advanced Settings to see details.
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Mode
Select this setting to enrich the blue and green tones in
printouts.
Note:
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 function is
selected.
Charts and
Graphs
Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights of an image. Use this setting for presentation
graphics, such as charts and graphs.
EPSON
Standard
(sRGB)
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Increases the contrast in images. Use this setting for color
photographs.
Adobe RGB
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only:
Matches image color to Adobe RGB.
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Gamma
Controls image contrast by modifying the midtones and
mid-level grays.
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Advanced Settings
The color enhancement sliders adjust the indicated options in a
range of -25% to +25%.
Drag the slider to the right or left with your mouse to adjust the
settings. You can also type a value from -25% to +25% in the boxes
next to the sliders.
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Color Controls (for Advanced B&W Photo)
When Advanced B&W Photo is selected as the Color, the
following screen appears. You can adjust the advanced
monochrome settings. For the details of additional settings, see
the online help.
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This setting automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors
on your screen. Select this setting when printing scanned
photographs or computer graphics.
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Be aware that the ambient light and the age, quality, and settings of the
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Off (No Color Adjustment)
This setting is generally not recommended, because it does not
allow the printer driver to enhance or adjust the color in any way.
Only use this setting when you create a new color profile or if the
other Mode settings do not produce satisfactory results.
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The following settings in Paper Configuration let you make the
detailed paper settings. If you are using non-Epson special media,
make these settings as needed.
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Description
Color Density
Adjusts the strength of Color Density. Use a value in the
range of -50% to +50%. Drag the slider with your mouse to
the right direction (+) to deepen the color of your printout
or left direction (-) to lighten its color. You can also type
a number (-50 to +50) in the box next to the slider.
Use this function when you print on paper other than
Epson special media.
Set the scroll bar to the 0 position when you print on Epson
special media.
Note:
Deepening of the color of printout may not be possible,
depending on the printing mode.
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Description
Drying Time
per Print
Head Pass
Adds a waiting time when the print head reaches the end
of every pass.
Set this value using the slider or text box. To improve the
print quality by using slow ink absorption on the media,
set a higher value.
The drying time per print head pass can be set from 0 to
5 seconds, in 0.1 second increments.
Note:
If you use this feature, the printing time will be longer.
Paper Feed
Adjustment
Controls the paper feeding value, in 0.01% increments. If
the paper feeding value is too large, white horizontal
micro banding may appear. If the paper feeding value
is too small, dark horizontal micro banding may appear.
Paper
Thickness
This value automatically appears according to the media
for the Media Type setting. If you use non-Epson media,
modify this value for your media is recommended. Refer
to the paper specifications, or print "Thickness Pattern" to
find out the paper thickness.
Paper Suction
Decreasing the air suction at the platen is useful to avoid
wrinkling or waving of thin or saturated media, or
eliminating vertical banding. The relationship of the
parameter and suction power is as follows.
Standard: 100%
-1:84%
-2:66%
-3:50%
-4:34%
Cut Method
Determines the best cutting method according to the
paper thickness.
Standard:Normal speed and normal cut pressure
Thin Paper:Low cut pressure
Thick Paper, Fast:High speed and high cut pressure
Thick Paper, Slow:Low speed and high cut pressure
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Platen Gap
Platen Gap is the height from the media loaded in the
printer to the print head. By adjusting this parameter, you
may produce better print quality. This is set automatically
according to the Paper Thickness setting specified.
Note:
Setting Platen Gap to Narrow may produce better print
quality, but make sure the media does not wrinkle or
touch the print head; otherwise, printed data or the print
head surface may be damaged. Use Wider or Wide in
such case.
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Roll Paper Option
You can make Auto Cut, Print Page Line, and Save Roll Paper
settings.
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Select this setting if you want to save paper.
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If you select this setting, the boundary of a picture or the boundary
of a page is cut. However, the cut position may shift slightly.
Double Cut
Select this setting to avoid the slight gap that occurs with the
Single Cut setting. A margin is created between the pictures, and
1 mm along the inside of each picture is cut.
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Select this setting to keep margins at the top and bottom of the
printed data.
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Select this setting to cut printouts manually. To cut printouts
manually, follow the steps below.
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2. Press the Enter
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and the printer becomes offline. Pause appears on the LCD.
4. If necessary, adjust the cutting position by using the Paper
Feed d button or Paper Feed u button.
5. Cut the paper along the cutter guide using the manual cutter
unit.
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Print Page Line
You can specify whether to print a page line on the right side and
also below the printed data for manual cutting.
The Print Page Line operation changes according to the Auto Cut
setting. Check these settings as necessary by referring the printer’s
operation.
Auto Cut
Print Page Line
Printer’s Operation
Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut
Selected
Prints page line on the right side
only, and cuts paper
automatically after the print job.
Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut
Not selected
Does not print page line, and
cuts paper automatically after
the print job.
Off
Selected
Prints page lines on the right side
and below the printed data, but
does not cut paper
automatically after the print job.
Off
Not selected
Does not print page lines or cut
paper automatically after the
print job.
Save Roll Paper
This function is effective if you wish to save roll paper, because
blank portion of the last page or your printed data is not fed
through the printer.
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You can print your data without margins on paper. This menu
appears when you select the paper size with Roll Paper Borderless (Auto Expand) or Sheet - Borderless (Auto Expand)
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Amount of
Enlargement
Using the slider, you can control the amount of the
image that extends beyond the edges of paper
during borderless printing.
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eliminate margins on all sides of paper.
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may expand due to moisture absorption. In this
case, move the slider to Max to eliminate margins
around the image. If Max is selected, the center of
the image may move about 1 mm to the right.
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amount of the image enlargement; however, as this
amount decreases, margins may appear on one or
more sides of paper.
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Summary
You can confirm the current settings in the Print dialog.
Note:
The Summary option is a standard feature of Mac OS X.
Saving your settings in the Print dialog
To save your settings in the Print dialog, follow the steps below.
1. Select Save as from the Presets.
2. Enter the name of the custom setting in the Save Preset As.
3. Make sure that the name you entered in step 2 is saved in the
Presets pull-down menu.
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To use your saved settings, select the name of your custom setting
from the Presets pull-down menu.
If you change the Media Type or Color settings while your
customized setting is selected in the Saved Settings list, your
saved setting is not affected by the change. To return to your saved
setting, simply reselect it in the list.
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You can see how your data will look before actually printing it.
Note:
Preview is a standard feature of Mac OS X.
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1. Make your printer driver settings.
2. Click Preview in the Print dialog. The Preview dialog appears
and displays a preview of your data.
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Performing Borderless Printing
When selecting the paper size with Sheet - Borderless (Auto
Expand), Sheet - Borderless (Retain Size), Roll Paper Borderless (Auto Expand), Roll Paper - Borderless (Retain
Size), or Roll Paper - Borderless Banner as the Paper Size in the
Page Setup dialog, Epson recommends the following media
conditions.
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Accommodate media width:
❏ 10 inch, 254 mm
❏ 300 mm
❏ 13 inch, 329 mm (Super A3/B)
❏ 16 inch, 406.4 mm
❏ 17 inch, 431.8 mm
❏ 515 mm (B2)
❏ 594 mm (A1)
❏ 24 inch, 609.6 mm
❏ 728 mm (B1)*
❏ 36 inch, 914.4 mm*
❏ 44 inch, 1117.6 mm*
* for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400 use only.
Note:
❏ If your application has margin settings, make sure they are set to
zero before printing.
❏ When printing on cut-sheet media, only the left and right margins
are set to zero. The top margin is always 3 mm, and the bottom
margin is always 14 mm. The back side of the paper may smear.
❏ The ink may contaminate the platen of the printer. In this case, wipe
the ink away using a cloth.
❏ Printing with this feature takes longer time than normal printing.
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❏ The following media may smear in the top area when selecting
Single Cut or Double Cut for the Auto Cut setting:
Doubleweight Matte Paper, Singleweight Matte Paper, Enhanced
Matte Paper, Textured Fine Art Paper, and UltraSmooth Fine Art
Paper.
❏ Smear may result in the top and bottom areas depending on the
media.
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❏ When Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) roll paper or Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper (250) roll paper is used in printing, the top
margin is always 20 mm.
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To perform borderless printing, follow the steps below.
Note:
Always match the Format for setting in the Page Setup dialog with the
Printer setting in the Print dialog; otherwise, data may not be printed
correctly.
1. Select the paper size with Sheet - Borderless (Auto Expand),
Sheet - Borderless (Retain Size), Roll Paper - Borderless
(Auto Expand), Roll Paper - Borderless (Retain Size), or Roll
Paper - Borderless Banner as the Paper Size in the Page
Setup dialog.
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2. Make the Auto Cut setting. See “Auto Cut” on page 179.
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3. Click OK.
4. Start printing your data from your application.
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Canceling Printing
To cancel printing, follow the steps below.
1. Open the Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2.x) or Printer Setup
Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3.x).
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2. Turn off the printer.
3. In the Document Name list, select the data which is printing
and click the Delete button to cancel printing.
Printer Utility Dialog
Accessing the EPSON Printer Utility
To access the EPSON Printer Utility, follow the steps below.
1. Double-click Macintosh HD (default setting).
2. Double-click the Applications folder.
3. Double-click the EPSON Printer Utility icon.
Mac OS X 10.2 or later users can also access the EPSON Printer
Utility dialog in the following way.
1. Double-click Macintosh HD (default setting).
2. Double-click the Applications folder.
3. Double-click the Utilities folder.
4. Double-click the Print Center icon (for Mac OS X 10.2.x) or
Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3.x).
5. Select the printer you want to use to access its EPSON Printer
Utility.
6. Click the Configure button (for Mac OS X 10.2.x) or the Utility
button (for Mac OS X 10.3.x) in the Printer List dialog.
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The EPSON printer utilities let you check the current printer
status and perform printer maintenance from your computer.
You can also access the User’s Guide, the paper information, and
the Technical Support Web Site by clicking the Print Assistant
button.
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Note:
❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head
Alignment utilities if your printer is connected to your computer
through a network.
❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head
Alignment utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise, your
printout may be marred.
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EPSON StatusMonitor
This utility provides you with printer status information, such as
the amount of remaining ink.
Nozzle Check
This utility checks the print head nozzles for clogging. Check the
nozzles when you notice the print quality has declined and after
cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleared.
See “Checking the print head nozzles” on page 191.
If you click Auto in the Nozzle Check dialog, or turn on AUTO
CLEANING from the control panel on the printer, this utility not
only checks the clogging nozzles, but also performs head cleaning
automatically.
Head Cleaning
This utility cleans the print head. You may need to clean the print
head if you notice the print quality has declined. Use this utility
to perform head cleaning. See “Cleaning the print head” on page
193.
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Print Head Alignment
EPSON LFP Remote Panel
This utility lets you optimize your printer. See “Starting EPSON
LFP Remote Panel” on page 194.
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This utility can be used to improve the print quality of your
printed data. The alignment of the print head may need to be
adjusted if vertical lines appear out of alignment or if white or
black banding noise appear in your printed data. Use this utility
to realign the print head. See “Aligning the print head” on page
194.
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Print Assistant
You can also access the User’s Guide, the media information, and
Technical Support Web Site by clicking the Print Assistant button.
See “Using the Print Assistant function” on page 195.
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Checking the print head nozzles
If you find that the printed data is unexpectedly faint or dots in
the printed data are missing, you may be able to identify the
problem by checking the print head nozzles by using the Nozzle
Check utility.
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To use the Nozzle Check utility, follow the steps below.
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Do not start the Nozzle Check utility while printing is in progress;
otherwise, your printout may be marred.
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1. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
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2. Click Nozzle Check.
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3. Click Print if you want to visually check to see if any print
head nozzles are clogged, if you are using non-Epson special
media, or if the width of paper you are using is less than
210 mm. Click Auto if you want to perform an automatic
nozzle check, and if the nozzle check indicates it is necessary.
Note:
If you turn on AUTO CLEANING from the control panel on the printer
even though Print has been selected, the Nozzle Check utility not
only checks for the clogged nozzles, but also performs head cleaning
automatically. If you are using non-Epson special media, or if the
width of paper you are using is less than 210 mm, turn off AUTO
CLEANING from the control panel on the printer.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to print a nozzle check
pattern.
5. If you find missing dots, clean the print head nozzles,
referring “Cleaning the print head” on page 193.
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If you find that the printed data is unexpectedly faint or dots in
the printed data are missing, you may be able to solve these
problems by using the Head Cleaning utility to clean the print
head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
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Cleaning the print head
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To use the Head Cleaning utility, follow the steps below.
Note:
❏ Do not start the Head Cleaning utility while printing is in progress;
otherwise, your printout may be marred.
❏ To save ink, use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the
print head needs to be cleaned. This is because the cleaning process
consumes some ink.
❏ When the ink check light is flashing or on, you cannot clean the print
head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge first. See “Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page 281.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the ink check light is
off.
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2. Click Head Cleaning.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning
dialog to confirm that the head is cleaned and to reset the
cleaning cycle.
If you still find missing dots after cleaning, try these solutions.
❏ Select POWER CLEANING from the control panel on the printer.
See “POWER CLEANING” on page 222.
❏ Repeat this procedure four or five times, turn the printer off
and leave it alone overnight, and then try head cleaning again.
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❏ Replace some of ink cartridges as they may be old or
damaged.
If the print quality remains a problem after you have tried these
solutions, contact your dealer. See “Contacting Customer
Support” on page 346.
Aligning the print head
If you find misaligned lines or black or white banding on the
printed data, you may be able to solve these problems by using
the Print Head Alignment utility to align the print head.
To use the Print Head Alignment utility, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
2. Click Print Head Alignment.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Starting EPSON LFP Remote Panel
You can optimize your printer by using this utility. To start
EPSON LFP Remote Panel, see the steps below.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Click EPSON LFP Remote Panel.
3. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for details.
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You can access the following information by clicking the Print
Assistant button:
❏ Reference Guide (Troubleshooting page)
❏ Paper information that is most suitable for the printing
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❏ Technical Support Web Site
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Getting Information Through Online Help
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Your printer software has extensive online help, which provides
you with instructions on printing, making printer driver settings,
and using the printer utilities.
To access the online help, follow the steps below.
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1. Click Print on the File menu of your application.
2. Select Print Settings or Printer Color Management option.
3. Click the Help button.
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Uninstalling the Printer Software
To uninstall the printer driver, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on your computer and insert the printer software
CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The Epson printer software
disk opens automatically.
2. Open the Mac OS X Software folder.
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3. Double-click the Printer Driver folder.
4. Double-click the SPro9800_xxx, SPro9400_xxx,
SPro7800_xxx, or SPro7400_xxx icon.
5. If the Authenticate dialog appears, enter the password or
phrase and then click OK.
6. Click Continue.
7. Select Uninstall from the pull-down menu at the top left, and
click the Uninstall button at the bottom right.
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The Control Panel
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Buttons, Lights, Messages, and Icons
The control panel of the printer consists of 7 buttons, 4 lights, and
a liquid crystal display (LCD).
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Buttons
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This section describes the functions of the buttons on the control
panel.
Button
Description
1
Power button
Turns the printer on or off.
2
Pause button
Stops printing temporarily.
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Restarts printing if pressed when the printer is in
the pause mode.
The printer returns to the READY state when this
button is pressed in the Menu mode.
Clears print data in the printer memory if
pressed and held for 3 seconds.
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Menu button r
Enters the Menu mode when pressed in the
READY state. When pressed in the Menu mode,
a desired menu can be selected.
Enters PRINTER STATUS menu if pressed during
printing.
Cleans the print head if pressed and held for 3
seconds.
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Paper Source
button l
Selects a paper source (Roll Auto Cut On
/Roll Auto Cut Off
/Sheet )
Returns to the previous level when pressed in
the Menu mode.
Enters the cutter replacement mode if pressed
and held for 3 seconds.
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Paper Feed
button d
Feeds paper in the forward direction.
Paper Feed
button u
Feeds paper in the reverse direction as much
as the paper has been fed by using the Paper
Feed d button.
Changes the parameters in the forward order
when selecting a desired parameter in the
Menu mode.
Note:
If you have fed the paper forward by hand,
you cannot feed the paper in the reverse
direction by using this button.
Changes the parameter in the reverse order
when selecting a desired parameter in the
Menu mode.
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Enter button
Executes the item if the selected item is for
execution only.
When Sheet
is selected, this button ejects
the cut sheet if pressed and held for 3 seconds.
When Roll Auto Cut On
is selected, this
button cuts the paper automatically if pressed
and held for 3 seconds.
When Roll Auto Cut Off
is selected, this
button feeds the paper if pressed and held for
3 seconds. Then the paper is cut using the
manual cutter unit.
When the printer is drying ink, this button stops
the ink drying process and ejects the paper if
pressed and held for 3 seconds.
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Lights
This section describes the functions of the lights on the control
panel.
The lights let you know the status of the printer and the type of
an error when it occurs.
Light
1
On:
The printer is on.
Flashing:
The printer is receiving print data or shutting
down.
Off:
The printer is off.
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Pause light
(yellow)
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Description
Power light
(green)
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On:
The printer is in the pause mode.
Off:
The printer is ready to print data.
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Paper check light
(red)
On:
No paper is loaded in the manual feed when
Sheet
is selected as the paper source.
Roll paper is out when Roll Auto Cut On
or
Roll Auto Cut Off
is selected as the paper
source.
The selected paper source (Roll Auto Cut On
/Roll Auto Cut Off
/Sheet ) does not
match the paper source in the printer driver.
The paper lever is in the released position.
The loaded paper is too thick for head
cleaning.
Flashing:
Paper is jammed.
Paper is almost out.
Paper is not cut correctly after the print job
when Roll Auto Cut On
is selected as the
paper source.
Paper is not loaded straight.
Paper is not detected.
Cut sheet is not ejected correctly.
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Ink check light
(red)
On:
The installed ink cartridge is empty.
The installed ink cartridges cannot be used
with this printer.
The maintenance tank is full.
Flashing:
The installed ink cartridge is nearly empty.
The maintenance tank is nearly full.
Combination of buttons
This section describes the functions available when several
buttons are pressed at the same time.
Buttons
Function
1. Power button
If the printer is turned on while you are
pressing and holding the Pause button, the
printer enters the Maintenance Mode.
2. Pause button
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2. Paper Source button l
By pressing the Pause
button and Paper
Source l button, you can switch the Roll
Paper Counter setting on and off.
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To use this combination of buttons,
REMAINING PPR SETUP in the Maintenance
mode and ROLL PAPER COUNTER in the
Menu mode should be on.
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Messages
This section describes the meaning of messages displayed on the
LCD.
Messages are either status messages or error messages. For error
messages, see “An error has occurred” on page 314.
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Message
Description
READY
The printer is ready to print data.
PRINTING
The printer is processing data.
INK DRYING
The printer is drying ink.
PAUSE
The printer is paused.
Displays EPSON logo
and progress bar
The printer is preparing to print.
CUTTING PAPER
PLEASE WAIT
The printer is cutting the paper.
PLEASE WAIT
Wait until READY appears.
CLEANING
PLEASE WAIT
The printer is cleaning the ink tubes.
PRESS PAUSE BUTTON
Press the Pause button.
CHARGING INK
The printer is charging the ink delivery system.
RESETTING
PLEASE WAIT
The printer is resetting. Wait a while.
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UPDATING FIRMWARE
The printer is updating the FirmWare.
FIRMWARE UPDATE
COMPLETE
The printer has completed update of the
FirmWare.
POWER OFF
PLEASE WAIT
The printer is turning off.
Icons
This section describes the meaning of icons displayed on the LCD.
Paper source icon
Icons
Description
Roll Auto Cut On
Roll Auto Cut Off
Sheet
Platen Gap icon
Icons
Description
Widest
Wider
Wide
Narrow
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Roll Paper Margin icon
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Displays the paper margin when the roll paper is selected.
Icons
Description
Displays the top and bottom roll paper margins. This
icon does not appear when Default is selected.
15mm:
Top and bottom margins are15 mm, and right and
left margins are 3 mm.
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35/15mm:
Top margin is 35 mm, bottom margin is 15 mm, and
right and left margins are 3 mm.
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3mm:
Margins of all sides are 3 mm.
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15mm:
Margins of all sides are 15 mm.
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Roll Paper Counter icon
Displays when REMAINING PPR SETUP in the Maintenance
mode and ROLL PAPER COUNTER in the Menu mode is on.
Icons
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Description
ROLL PAPER COUNTER is on.
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Remaining ink icon
Displays the amount of ink remaining.
Icons
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Description
100 - 81%
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80 - 61%
60 - 41%
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40 - 21%
20% to nearly full
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Ink low
Ink end
Cartridge error or no cartridge
Remaining maintenance tank icon
Displays the free capacity of the maintenance tank. Displays one
maintenance icon for EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400 and two
maintenance icon for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400.
Icons
Description
100 - 81%
80 - 61%
60 - 41%
40 - 21%
20% to nearly full
Maintenance tank nearly full
Maintenance tank full
Maintenance tank error or no Maintenance tank
Paper suction icon
Icons
Description
Large (168%)
Normal (60%)
Small (0%)
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Menu Settings
The Menu mode enables you to make printer settings similar to
those you would normally make in the driver or software, as well
as other additional settings — directly from the control panel.
Note:
❏ Some applications may send commands to the printer that override
the Menu settings. If you are not getting the results you expect,
check your application’s settings.
❏ To see the current Menu settings, print a status sheet.
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Menu list
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Menu
Item
Parameter
“PRINTER SETUP” on
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“ROLL PAPER
COUNTER” on page
212
ROLL PAPER LENGTH
“PLATEN GAP” on
page 212
NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE,
WIDER, WIDEST
“PAGE LINE” on
page 212
ON, OFF
“INTERFACE” on
page 213
AUTO, USB, IEEE1394, OPTIONAL
I/F CARD
“CODE PAGE” on
page 213
PC437, PC850
“ROLL PAPER
MARGIN” on page
214
DEFAULT, TOP/BOTTOM 15 mm,
TOP 35/BOTTOM 15 mm, 3 mm,
15 mm,
“PAPER SIZE CHECK”
on page 215
ON, OFF
“PAPER SKEW
CHECK” on page
215
ON, OFF
“TIME OUT” on page
215
OFF, 30sec, 60sec, 180sec,
300sec
“CUTTER
ADJUSTMENT” on
page 215
EXECUTE
“REFRESH MARGIN”
on page 216
ON, OFF
“AUTO NOZZLE
CHECK” on page
216
OFF, ON
“AUTO CLEANING”
on page 216
ON, OFF
“QUIET CUT” on
page 216
OFF, ON
“INITIALIZE SETTINGS”
on page 216
EXECUTE
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ROLL LENGTH ALERT
“PRINTER STATUS”
on page 217
“NOZZLE CHECK” on
page 217
PRINT
“STATUS SHEET” on
page 217
PRINT
“JOB
INFORMATION” on
page 217
PRINT
“CUSTOM PAPER”
on page 217
PRINT
“VERSION” on page
217
SN0xxxx. ICBS
SW0xxxx. ICBS
“PRINTABLE PAGES”
on page 217
(EPSON Stylus Pro
9800/7800)
LIGHT LIGHT BLACK xxxxxx
PAGES
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page 216
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LIGHT MAGENTA xxxxxx PAGES
LIGHT CYAN xxxxxx PAGES
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LIGHT BLACK xxxxxx PAGES
MATTE BLACK/PHOTO BLACK
xxxxxx PAGES
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CYAN xxxxxx PAGES
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MAGENTA xxxxxx PAGES
YELLOW xxxxxx PAGES
“PRINTABLE PAGES”
on page 217
(EPSON Stylus Pro
9400/7400)
MATTE BLACK xxxxxx PAGES
MATTE BLACK 2 xxxxxx PAGES
MAGENTA xxxxxx PAGES
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CYAN xxxxxx PAGES
CYAN 2 xxxxxx PAGES
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YELLOW 2 xxxxxx PAGES
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“INK LEVEL” on page
218
(EPSON Stylus Pro
9800/7800)
LIGHT LIGHT BLACK E*****F,
E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
LIGHT MAGENTA E*****F, E****F,
E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
LIGHT CYAN E*****F, E****F,
E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
LIGHT BLACK E*****F, E****F,
E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
MATTE BLACK/PHOTO BLACK
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
CYAN E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, nn%, 0%
MAGENTA E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
YELLOW E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
“INK LEVEL” on page
218
(EPSON Stylus Pro
9400/7400)
MATTE BLACK E*****F, E****F,
E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
MATTE BLACK 2 E*****F, E****F,
E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
MAGENTA E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
MAGENTA 2 E*****F, E****F,
E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
CYAN E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, nn%, 0%
CYAN 2 E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
YELLOW E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
YELLOW 2 E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%, 0%
“MAINTENANCE
TANK” on page 218
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E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
“USAGE COUNT” on
page 218
INK xxxxx.xml
“CLEAR USAGE
COUNT” on page
219
INK EXECUTE
“JOB HISTORY” on
page 219
No. 0-No. 9
“CLEAR JOB
HISTORY” on page
219
EXECUTE
“TOTAL PRINTS” on
page 219
xxxxxx PAGES
“SERVICE LIFE” on
page 219
CUTTER
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
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CR MOTOR
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
PF MOTOR
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
PRESSURE MOTOR
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
HEAD UNIT
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
CLEANING UNIT
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F,
nn%, 0%
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“CUSTOM PAPER”
on page 220
“MAINTENANCE”
on page 221
“HEAD
ALIGNMENT” on
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“PAPER NUMBER” on
page 220
STANDARD, 1-10
“PLATEN GAP” on
page 220
NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE,
WIDER
“THICKNESS
PATTERN” on page
221
PRINT
“THICKNESS
NUMBER” on page
221
1 - 15
“CUT METHOD” on
page 221
STANDARD, THIN PAPER, THICK
PAPER,FAST, THICK PAPER,SLOW
“PAPER FEED
ADJUST” on page
221
-0.70% - 0.70%
“DRYING TIME” on
page 221
0.0 sec- 10.0 sec
“PAPER SUCTION”
on page 221
STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, -4
“M/W ADJUSTMENT”
on page 221
STANDARD, 1, 2
“CUTTER
REPLACEMENT” on
page 222
EXECUTE
“BK INK CHANGE (for
EPSON Stylus Pro
9800/7800 only)” on
page 222
EXECUTE
“POWER
CLEANING” on
page 222
EXECUTE
“CLOCK SETTING”
on page 222
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
“CONTRAST
ADJUSTMENT” on
page 222
-20[dec] to +20[dec]
“PAPER THICKNESS”
on page 222
STANDARD, 0.1 mm - 1.5 mm
“ALIGNMENT” on
page 222
AUTO, MANUAL
This section describes how to enter the Menu mode and make
settings with the buttons on the control panel.
Note:
❏ Press the Pause button whenever you want to exit the Menu
mode and return to the READY state.
❏ Press the Paper Source l button to return to the previous step.
1. Enter the Menu mode.
Make sure that READY appears on the LCD, and then press the
Menu r button. The first menu appears on the LCD.
2. Select a menu.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a desired menu.
3. Set the menu.
Press the Menu r button to set the selected menu. The first
item appears on the LCD.
4. Select an item.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a desired item.
5. Set the item.
Press the Menu r button to enter the selected item. The first
parameter appears on the LCD.
6. Select a parameter.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a parameter for the item.
7. Set the parameter.
Press the Menu r button to store the selected parameter. If
the parameter is for execution only, press the Enter button
to execute the function for the item.
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8. Exit the Menu mode.
Press the Pause button. The printer returns to the READY
state.
Details of Menu mode
PRINTER SETUP
This menu contains the following items.
ROLL PAPER COUNTER
You can get a message when there is not much paper left, by
setting the roll alert.
When using roll paper, enter the length of roll paper set in the
printer and the alert value. You can set the roll paper length from
5.0 to 99.5 m, and the roll length alert from 1 to 15 m.
Note:
This setting is available only when you select ROLL for REMAINING
PPR SETUP in the Maintenance mode. See “REMAINING PPR
SETUP” on page 238 for details.
PLATEN GAP
You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper.
Normally, leave this set to STANDARD. If you find that printed
images are smeared, select WIDE or WIDER. Select NARROW for
printing on thin paper, or WIDEST for printing on thick paper.
PAGE LINE
You can select whether to print the page line (line along which to
cut off) on roll paper. Select ON if you want to print the page line,
or OFF otherwise.
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This operation changes according to the Auto Cut settings.
Print Page Line
Printer’s Operation
Roll Auto Cut On
On
Prints a page line on the right
side only, and cuts paper
automatically after the print
job.
Roll Auto Cut On
Off
Does not print any page lines,
and cuts paper automatically
after the print job.
Roll Auto Cut Off
On
Prints page lines on the right
side and below the data, but
does not cut paper
automatically after the print
job.
Roll Auto Cut Off
Off
Does not print any page lines
and does not cut paper.
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Note:
This setting is available for roll paper only.
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INTERFACE
You can select an interface to receive your print data. When you
select AUTO, the printer automatically switches between interfaces,
depending on which one is receiving data first. When you select
USB, IEEE1394, or OPTIONAL I/F CARD, only the selected interface
receives your print data. If no more print job is received, the
printer returns to an idle state after 10 seconds or more.
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CODE PAGE
You can select a code page: PC437 (extended graphics) or PC850
(multilingual).
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ROLL PAPER MARGIN
You can select margins for roll paper: DEFAULT,
TOP/BOTTOM 15 mm, TOP 35/BOTTOM 15 mm, 3 mm, or 15 mm.
Margin settings
Top
Bottom
Left/Right
DEFAULT
See the list below.
3 mm
TOP/BOTTOM 15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
TOP 35/BOTTOM 15 mm
35 mm
15 mm
3 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
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Top/Bottom
Left/Right
Enhanced Matte Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)
Textured Fine Art Paper
Proofing Paper Semimatte
Plain Paper
Tracing Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Plain Paper (line drawing)
Singleweight Matte Paper (line drawing)
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Canvas
Watercolor Paper-Radiant White
Doubleweight Matte Paper
15 mm
3 mm
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)
20 mm
3 mm
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic Paper
Top: 100 mm
Bottom: 15 mm
3 mm
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15 mm
Area to be
Clipped
Printable area
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Top
15 mm Print direction
15 mm
Right
Leading edge
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When the same data is printed with a 3 mm margin and a 15 mm
margin and compared, you may notice that part of the right side
of the 15 mm margin image is not printed.
15 mm
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PAPER SIZE CHECK
Select ON to check the width of paper loaded in the printer to match
the data width. When you select OFF, the printer may print beyond
the width of paper even if the paper width does not match the
data. We recommend you select ON.
PAPER SKEW CHECK
When you select ON, if the paper is not straight, PAPER SKEW
appears on the LCD and the printer stops printing. When you
select OFF, a paper align error does not occur even if the printed
data is out of range of the paper, and the printer continues to print.
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TIME OUT
The setting range is 30 to 300 seconds. If the cable of your printer
is unplugged or your printer hangs up for more than the set time
range, the print job is cancelled and the printer starts paper feed.
CUTTER ADJUSTMENT
You can adjust the paper cutting position when printing with a
top and bottom margin of zero. This function prints cutter
adjustment patterns and you can select the appropriate cutting
position from them.
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REFRESH MARGIN
When you select ON, the printer cuts an extra print area after
borderless printing is used automatically.
AUTO NOZZLE CHECK
When you select ON, the printer performs a nozzle check before
printing, for each print job.
Note:
❏ Do not select ON if you are using non-Epson special media, or if the
width of paper you are using is less than 210 mm.
❏ This setting is available only when you select ON for AUTO
CLEANING.
AUTO CLEANING
When you select ON and perform a nozzle check from the printer
driver or the control panel, the printer not only checks for clogged
nozzles, but also performs head cleaning automatically.
Note:
Do not select ON if you are using non-Epson special media, or if the width
of paper you are using is less than 210 mm.
QUIET CUT
When you select ON, the printer cuts the printout slowly to
decrease the cutting noise and paper particles.
INITIALIZE SETTINGS
You can return all setting values you have made in the PRINTER
SETUP to their factory set value.
TEST PRINT
This menu contains the following items.
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NOZZLE CHECK
Note:
You can print a nozzle check pattern using the Utility menu in the
printer software. For Windows, see “Checking the print head nozzles”
on page 68. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Checking the print head nozzles” on
page 140. For Mac OS X, see “Checking the print head nozzles” on page
191.
STATUS SHEET
You can print the current status. For details, see “Printing a status
sheet” on page 233.
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You can print a print head nozzle check pattern for each ink
cartridge. From the printing results, you can check whether the
nozzles are delivering ink properly. For details, see “Checking the
print head nozzles” on page 223.
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JOB INFORMATION
You can print the job information saved in the printer (up to 10
jobs).
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You can print information that you have registered.
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This menu contains the following items.
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You can see the firmware version.
PRINTABLE PAGES
You can see the number of pages printable for each ink cartridge.
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INK LEVEL
You can see the amount of ink left in each ink cartridge.
E ✽✽✽✽✽ F
(100-81%)
E ✽✽✽✽
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(80-61%)
E ✽✽✽
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(60-41%)
E ✽✽
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(40-21%)
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(20-11%)
nn%
(less than 10%)
0%
(ink end)
MAINTENANCE TANK
You can see the free capacity of the Maintenance tank.
E ✽✽✽✽✽ F
(100-81%)
E ✽✽✽✽
F
(80-61%)
E ✽✽✽
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(60-41%)
E ✽✽
F
(40-21%)
E✽
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(20-11%)
nn%
(less than 10%)
0%
(maintenance tank full)
USAGE COUNT
You can see the ink consumption in milliliters and paper
consumption amount in centimeters.
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Values shown in USAGE COUNT are rough indications.
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You can clear the values set in USAGE COUNT.
JOB HISTORY
You can see the ink consumption (INK) in milliliters and paper
consumption (PAPER) in cm2 for each print job saved in the printer.
The latest job is saved as No. 0.
CLEAR JOB HISTORY
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TOTAL PRINTS
You can see the total amount of pages you have printed.
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SERVICE LIFE
You can see the service life of each consumable.
CUTTER
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You can see the cutter life.
Note:
Values displayed on the LCD are rough indications.
CR MOTOR
For maintenance service person only
PF MOTOR
For maintenance service person only
PRESSURE
MOTOR
For maintenance service person only
HEAD UNIT
For maintenance service person only
CLEANING UNIT
For maintenance service person only
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CUSTOM PAPER
This menu contains the following items. To make the paper
setting, see “Making the paper settings” on page 230.
PAPER NUMBER
When you select STANDARD, the printer determines the paper
thickness automatically. You can also select No. X (X can be any
number between 1 to 10) to register or recall the following settings
you have made.
❏ Platen gap
❏ Thickness pattern
❏ Thickness number
❏ Cut method
❏ Paper feed adjustment
❏ Drying time
❏ Paper suction
❏ MicroWeave adjustment
Note:
If you select STANDARD, the printer prints data according to the driver
settings. If you select No. X, the control panel settings override the driver
settings.
PLATEN GAP
You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper.
Normally, leave this set to STANDARD. If you find that printed
images are smeared, select WIDE. Select NARROW for printing on thin
paper, or WIDER for printing on thick paper.
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THICKNESS PATTERN
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You can print the paper thickness detection pattern. If you select
STANDARD in PAPER NUMBER, the pattern is not printed.
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THICKNESS NUMBER
Check the paper thickness detection pattern, and then enter the
number for the print pattern with the smallest gap.
CUT METHOD
You can specify a cutting method: STANDARD, THIN PAPER, THICK
PAPER, FAST, or THICK PAPER, SLOW.
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PAPER FEED ADJUST
You can set the paper feed amount. The range is -0.70 to 0.70%.
DRYING TIME
You can set the ink drying time for each print head pass. The range
is 0 to 10 seconds.
PAPER SUCTION
You can set the suction pressure used to feed the printed-paper.
Select STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, or -4.
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M/W ADJUSTMENT
You can adjust the MicroWeave mode. The setting range is
STANDARD, 1 and 2. Increase the value to give priority to the print
speed, or decrease it to give priority to the print quality.
MAINTENANCE
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CUTTER REPLACEMENT
You can see the procedure used to replace the paper cutter. Follow
the instructions on the LCD.
BK INK CHANGE (for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 only)
You can change the black ink according to your purpose. You can
choose either Matte Black or Photo Black. See “Converting the
Black Ink Cartridges” on page 286 for details.
POWER CLEANING
You can use this function to clean the print head more effectively
than normal head cleaning.
CLOCK SETTING
You can set year, month, date, hour, and minute.
CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT
You can adjust the contrast of the LCD.
HEAD ALIGNMENT
This menu contains the following items.
PAPER THICKNESS
You can adjust the thickness of the paper to use. If you use Epson
special media and its paper thickness is 0.2 mm or 1.2 mm, select
STANDARD. If you use non-Epson special media, enter the paper
thickness in the range of 0.1 to 1.5 mm.
ALIGNMENT
You can correct any head misalignment to obtain optimum
printing results. For details, see “Aligning the print head” on page
224.
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To find out if the nozzles are delivering ink properly, you can
print a nozzle check pattern. If the nozzles are not delivering ink
properly, missing dots will be evident in the print pattern. To
print a nozzle check pattern, follow the steps below.
Note:
❏ If you want to perform an auto nozzle check before printing for each
print job, select ON for AUTO CLEANING and then select ON for
AUTO NOZZLE CHECK.
❏ Before you start printing your data, make sure that nozzle check
pattern printing is complete; otherwise, the print quality may
decline.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer.
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2. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
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3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display TEST PRINT, and then press the Menu r button.
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display NOZZLE CHECK.
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pattern.
button again to start printing a nozzle check
After a nozzle check pattern is printed, the printer exits the
Menu mode and returns to the READY state.
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head cleaning necessary
If you find that any dots are missing from the test lines in the
pattern, you need to clean the print heads. Press the Menu r
button for more than 3 seconds or access the Head Cleaning utility
software. For Windows, see “Cleaning the print head” on page
70. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 142.
For Mac OS X, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 193.
Aligning the print head
To prevent deterioration of print quality caused by misalignment
of print head, align the print head before you start printing your
data. You can align the print head either manually or
automatically. Try the automatic print head alignment first. If the
print head is still misaligned, try to perform the print head
alignment manually.
Aligning the print head automatically
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer.
Note:
For best results in printing the head alignment pattern, use the same
media that you normally use to print your data.
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2. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
4. When PAPER THICKNESS appears, press the Menu r button.
5. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select STANDARD or paper thickness value between 0.1 mm and
1.5 mm. When the paper thickness value is 0.2 mm or 1.2 mm,
select STANDARD; otherwise, select the actual paper thickness
value.
6. Press the Enter
button to register your value.
7. Press the Paper Source l button, and then press the Paper
Feed d button.
8. When ALIGNMENT appears on the lower row on the LCD, press
the Menu r button.
9. Select AUTO and press the Menu r button. Then, press the
Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select
BI-D 2-COLOR.
10. Press the Enter button, and the printer starts printing. After
printing is complete, the head alignment starts automatically.
If you are not satisfied with the result of the BI-D 2-COLOR
alignment, press the Paper Source l button to return to the
previous level, and then select BI-D ALL.
If you are not satisfied with the result of the BI-D ALL
alignment, try UNI-D.
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display HEAD ALIGNMENT, and then press the Menu r button.
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You can also align the print head individually by selecting
BI-D #1, BI-D #2, or BI-D #3. Select an ink dot size from
BI-D #1 to BI-D #3 depending on the media you use and the
print mode you want to try. The table below illustrates which
parameter is available for the media type and print quality.
For Print Quality, refer to the printer driver.
EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400:
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Print Quality ✽
Main Menu
Custom Print Quality
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
(line drawing)
#1
#2
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#1
#2
#3
Plain Paper
#1
#2
#1
#1/
#2✽✽
#2
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Plain Paper (line drawing)
#1
#2
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#1/
#2✽✽
#2
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Tracing Paper
Enhanced Synthetic Paper
Enhanced Adhesive
Synthetic Paper
#1
#2
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#1
#2
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Enhanced Matte
Posterboard
#2
#3
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-
#2
#3
✽ Print Quality A: Speed, B: Quality, C: Draft, D: Normal-360dpi, E: Fine-720dpi,
F: Super Fine-1440dpi
✽✽ When Super in the Advanced dialog box of the printer driver is selected,
select #2. When Super is not selected, select #1.
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Print Quality ✽
Main
Menu
Custom Print Quality
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B
C
D
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
(line drawing)
#1
#2
-
#1
#2
#3
-
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
#2
#3
-
#1
#2
#3
#3
Watercolor Paper - Radiant
White
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#3
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-
#2
#3
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Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper (250)
Premium Semimatte Photo
Paper (250)
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Proofing Paper Semimatte
#2
#3
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-
#2
#3
#3
Textured Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
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#3
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-
#3
#3
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
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#3
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-
-
#3
#3
Canvas
#2
#3
-
-
#2
#3
-
Enhanced Matte
Posterboard
#2
#3
-
-
#2
#3
#3
Plain Paper
#1
#2
#1
#1/
#2✽✽
#2
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Plain Paper (line drawing)
#1
#2
-
#1/
#2✽✽
#2
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Tracing Paper
#1
#2
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#1
#2
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✽ Print Quality A: Speed, B: Quality, C: Draft, D: Normal-360dpi, E: Fine-720dpi,
F: Super Fine-1440dpi, G: Super Photo-2880dpi
✽✽ When Super in the Advanced dialog box of the printer driver is selected,
select #2. When Super is not selected, select #1.
11. Press the Pause
button to return to the READY state.
Aligning the print head manually
If you are not satisfied with the result of the automatic head
alignment, you can perform the head alignment manually. To
perform the head alignment manually, follow the steps below.
1. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
2. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display HEAD ALIGNMENT, and then press the Menu r button.
3. When PAPER THICKNESS appears, press the Menu r button.
4. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select STANDARD or a paper thickness value between 0.1 mm
and 1.5 mm. When the paper thickness value is 0.2 mm or
1.2 mm, select STANDARD; otherwise, select the actual paper
thickness value.
5. Press the Enter
button to register your value.
6. Press the Paper Source l button, then press the Paper Feed
d button.
7. When ALIGNMENT appears on the lower row on the LCD, press
the Menu r button.
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button, and the printer starts printing.
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8. Select MANUAL and press the Menu r button. Then, press the
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2-COLOR.
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10. After printing is finished, the pattern number and current set
number are displayed. Select the set that has the smallest gaps,
and then press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u
button to display the number for that set.
11. Press the Enter button to register the set number. The next
pattern number appears. Then repeat step 10.
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If you are not satisfied with the result of this alignment, press
the Paper Source l button to return to the previous level,
and then select BI-D ALL.
If you are not satisfied with the result of the BI-D ALL
alignment, try UNI-D.
12. After you set the patterns, press the Pause
to the READY state.
button to return
Making the paper settings
You can register and recall your own paper settings for any media.
The paper settings you can make are:
❏ Paper number
❏ Platen gap
❏ Thickness pattern
❏ Thickness number
❏ Cut method
❏ Paper feed adjustment
❏ Drying time
❏ Paper suction
❏ MicroWeave adjustment
Registering the settings
To register the paper settings, follow the steps below.
1. Load the paper that you want to check.
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2. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
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4. Press the Menu r button to display PAPER NUMBER.
5. Press the Menu r button, and then press the Paper Feed d
button or Paper Feed u button to select STANDARD or the
number (No. 1 to No. 10) you want to register as the setting.
If you use Epson special media, select STANDARD and then go
to step 11. You do not need to make the paper thickness setting
because STANDARD automatically determines the paper
thickness.
6. Press the Enter
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3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display CUSTOM PAPER.
button to register the paper number.
7. Press the Paper Source l button.
8. Select PLATEN GAP, and then press the Menu r button. Press
the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select
NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE, or WIDER, and then press the Enter
button to save the selected platen gap setting.
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9. Press the Paper Source l button.
10. Select THICKNESS PATTERN, and then press the Menu r button.
Press the Enter
button to print the paper thickness test
printing pattern.
Paper thickness test pattern example:
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11. Examine the printed pattern to determine which set of lines
are aligned (showing the smallest gap), and note the
corresponding number.
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the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select
the number noted in step 11, and then press the Enter
button to save the selected value.
13. Press the Paper Source l button.
14. Select CUT METHOD, and then press the Menu r button. Press
the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select
STANDARD, THICK PAPER, SLOW, THICK PAPER, FAST, or THIN
PAPER, and then press the Enter button.
15. Press the Paper Source l button.
16. Select PAPER FEED ADJUST, and then press the Menu r button.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
set the paper feed amount, and then press the Enter button.
17. Press the Paper Source l button.
18. Select DRYING TIME, and then press the Menu r button. Press
the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select
the time in seconds, and then press the Enter button.
19. Press the Paper Source l button.
20. Select PAPER SUCTION, and then press the Menu r button.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, or -4, and then press the Enter
button.
21. Press the Paper Source l button.
22. Select M/W ADJUSTMENT, and then press the Menu r button.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
adjust MicroWeave. Increase the value to give priority to the
print speed, or decrease it to give priority to the print quality.
Press the Enter
button to save the selected value.
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To select the registered settings, follow the steps below.
1. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
2. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display CUSTOM PAPER, and then press the Menu r button.
3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display PAPER NUMBER, and then press the Menu r button.
4. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select the number registered that you want to use. If you select
STANDARD, the printer prints data according to the driver
settings. If you select No. X, the control panel settings override
the driver settings.
5. Press the Enter button. If you select No. X, the number you
selected appears on the LCD.
6. Press the Pause
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Printing a status sheet
While in the Menu mode, you can print a status sheet to see the
current default values. To print a status sheet, follow the steps
below.
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2. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display TEST PRINT, and then press the Menu r button.
4. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display STATUS SHEET, and then press the Menu r button.
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5. Press the Enter
button again to start printing a status sheet.
After printing is finished, follow the message on the LCD to
return to the READY state.
Setting the alert value of the paper
You can get a message when there is not much roll paper left, by
setting the alert value using the steps below.
Note:
This setting is available only when you select ROLL for REMAINING
PPR SETUP in the Maintenance mode. See “REMAINING PPR
SETUP” on page 238 for details.
1. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
2. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display PRINTER SETUP, and then press the Menu r button.
3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display ROLL PAPER COUNTER, and then press the Menu r
button.
4. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select the length of the roll paper (between 5 and 99.5 m or 15
and 300 ft), and then press the Enter button.
5. The screen changes so that you can select the alert value. Press
the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select
the alert value (between 1 and 15 m or 3 and 50 ft).
6. Press the Enter
button to set the alert value.
7. After you set the alert value, press the Pause
return to the READY state.
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Maintenance Mode
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Maintenance mode setting procedure
This section describes how to enter the maintenance mode and
make settings with the buttons on the control panel.
To make the maintenance mode settings, follow the steps below.
Note:
❏ Press the Paper Source l button to return to the previous step.
❏ While you are using the printer in the Maintenance mode, no error
message (if any) appears on the LCD. Therefore, use the
maintenance mode when the printer is in the normal state (no error).
1. Enter the maintenance mode.
Make sure that the printer is turned off. While pressing and
holding the Pause button, press the Power button to
turn on the printer.
2. Select an item.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a desired item.
3. Set the item.
Press the Menu r button to enter the selected item. The first
parameter is displayed on the LCD.
4. Select a parameter.
Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a parameter for the item.
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5. Set the parameter.
button to store the selected parameter.
Press the Enter
If the parameter is used for execution only, press the Enter
button to execute the function for the item.
Note:
If a second parameter is displayed on the LCD, repeat steps 4 and 5
to select and set the second parameter.
6. Exit the maintenance mode.
Press the Power button to turn off the printer, and then
turn it on again.
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Item
First parameters
Second parameters
“HEX DUMP” on
page 237
PRINT
EXECUTE
“LANGUAGE” on
page 238
ENGLISH, FRENCH,
ITALIAN, GERMAN,
PORTUGUE, SPANISH,
DUTCH
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“REMAINING PPR
SETUP” on page 238
OFF, ROLL
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“UNIT” on page 239
METER, FEET/INCH
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“CUT PRESSURE” on
page 239
0% - 150%
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“SS CLEANING” on
page 239
EXECUTE
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“PWR ON ROLL PPR
FEED” on page 239
ON, OFF
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“SHEET AUTO FEED
TIME” on page 239
5sec, 3sec, OFF
(MANUAL FEED)
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“DEFAULT PANEL” on
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EXECUTE
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EPSON Stylus Pro
9800/7800:
LIGHT LIGHT BLACK
LIGHT MAGENTA
LIGHT CYAN
LIGHT BLACK
MATTE BLACK (or
PHOTO BLACK)
CYAN
MAGENTA
YELLOW
MANUFACTURE,
COLOR, INK TYPE, INK
CAPACITY, INK LEVEL,
PRODUCTION DATE,
EXPIRATION DATE, INK
LIFE, INK AGE
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EPSON Stylus Pro
9400/7400:
MATTE BLACK
MATTE BLACK 2
CYAN
CYAN 2
MAGENTA
MAGENTA 2
YELLOW
YELLOW 2
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Data received from the host computer can be printed out in
hexadecimal numbers.
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To print out the data, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer.
2. While in the maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed d
button or Paper Feed u button to display HEX DUMP.
3. Press the Menu r button to display PRINT, and then press the
Enter button again to start printing.
The print data in the print buffer is printed with 16-byte hex.
data in the left column and corresponding ASCII characters
in the right column.
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If the last data is less than 16 bytes, it is not printed until you press the
Pause button.
LANGUAGE
You can select the language to be displayed on the LCD.
To select a suitable language, follow the steps below.
1. While in the maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed d
button or Paper Feed u button to display LANGUAGE, and then
press the Menu r button.
2. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a suitable language.
3. Press the Enter button to set the language. Make sure that
READY (or similar word in the language selected) appears on
the LCD.
Note:
It takes a while until READY (or similar word in the language selected)
appears.
REMAINING PPR SETUP
You can select a paper remaining counter function. When this
function is on, ROLL PAPER COUNTER appears on the PRINTER
SETUP menu.
1. While in the maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed d
button or Paper Feed u button to display REMAINING PPR
SETUP, and then press the Menu r button.
2. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a suitable function.
3. Press the Enter
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UNIT
1. While in the maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed d
button or Paper Feed u button to display UNIT, and then
press the Menu r button.
2. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
select a suitable unit.
3. Press the Enter
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You can select a unit of measurement to use to display length. To
select a unit, follow the steps below.
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button to set the unit.
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CUT PRESSURE
You can select a cutting pressure.
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SS CLEANING
You can perform ultrasonic head cleaning.
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PWR ON ROLL PPR FEED
You can save roll paper by not feeding paper after the power is on.
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SHEET AUTO FEED TIME
You can select the time it takes for auto loading of the cut sheet.
When you select OFF, the printer does not feed the paper
automatically. In this case, you need to press the Pause button
to feed the paper.
DEFAULT PANEL
You can set all setting values you made in the Menu mode to their
factory set value.
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For maintenance service person only
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Chapter 6
Paper Handling
Notes on Epson Special Media and Other
Media
Although most types of coated paper provide good printing
results, the print quality varies depending on the paper quality
and the manufacturer. Test the print quality before purchasing a
large amount of paper.
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Keep fingers off the printable surface of the media, as fingerprints
may reduce the print quality. Whenever possible, use gloves to
handle media.
Using Epson special media
Epson provides special media that can enhance the usage and
expressive power of the printing results. When using Epson
special media, make sure the appropriate settings are made in the
printer driver. For information on Epson special media, see
“Epson Special Media” on page 370.
Note:
❏ Use Epson special media in a normal room environment
(temperature and humidity) for best results.
❏ When using Epson special media, read the enclosed instruction
sheets first.
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To keep the quality of Epson special media:
❏ Store unused media in the original plastic bag and outer
package so as to avoid moisture problems.
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❏ Avoid storing the media in places exposed to high
temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
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Using paper other than Epson special media
When you use paper other than Epson special media, or print
using the RIP (Raster Images Processor), see the instructions
included with the paper or RIP system, or contact your supplier
for more information.
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Using Roll Paper
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Attaching the roll paper to the spindle
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When installing the roll paper onto the spindle, follow the steps
below.
1. Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle.
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2. When attaching roll paper with a 2-inch core, remove the gray
attachments from the flanges.
Note:
Keep the gray attachments in a safe place for future use.
When attaching roll paper with a 3-inch core, slide the gray
attachments to the black and white ones, matching the four
arrows.
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3. Place the roll paper on a flat surface so that it does not unwind.
Slide the roll paper onto the spindle and onto the white flange
until it fixes into place.
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Do not stand the spindle when attaching the roll paper. It may cause
slant paper feeding.
4. Slide the black movable flange (removed in step 1) onto the
spindle and into the end of the roll paper until it fixes into
place.
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Removing the roll paper from the spindle
To remove the roll paper from the spindle, follow the steps below.
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1. Place the paper loaded spindle down on a flat surface.
2. Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle by
tapping the same end of the spindle with your hand to loosen
it. The flange is removed.
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To remove the black movable flange from the spindle, do not
hold the spindle vertically and tap the end on the floor;
otherwise, damage may occur.
3. Remove the roll paper from the spindle.
Note:
Store unused roll paper in its original package. Put the roll paper into
the plastic bag and outer package so as to avoid moisture problems.
Attaching and removing the spindle from the
printer
To attach the paper loaded spindle to the printer, follow the steps
below. When you remove the spindle from the printer, clear the
roll paper from the paper insertion slot, then reverse the steps
below.
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. Make sure that the movable flange is fixed into the end of the
roll paper properly.
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3. Hold the roll paper spindle so that the fixed flange is on the
right side. Then place the spindle on the groove on top of the
printer once.
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To mount the spindle correctly, match the color on the end of the
spindle with the mounting bracket.
4. Lift the spindle again, then place it on the mounting brackets
inside the printer.
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5. Close the roll paper cover or see “Loading roll paper” on page
246 to load paper.
Loading roll paper
To load roll paper, follow the steps below.
Note:
You may want to setup the paper basket before printing. See “Setting
the Paper Basket” on page 274.
1. Open the roll paper cover. Make sure that the roll paper is
attached to the printer properly.
2. Make sure that the printer is on.
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3. Make sure that the Power light is not flashing, and then set
the paper lever to the released position. The LEVER RELEASED.
LOAD PAPERappears on the LCD panel.
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5. Pull the paper down through the paper insertion slot so that
it comes out below.
Note:
If the roll paper does not come out, follow the instructions below.
❏ Adjust the feed strength by pressing the Paper Feed
buttons on the control panel. When using thick, heavy, or
curled paper, press the Paper Feed u button to increase
the power. When using thin or light paper, press the
Paper Feed d button to decrease the power.
❏ If the paper does not come out even after you execute the
procedure above, open the front cover and then pull the
paper out manually.
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You do not have to align the right end of the paper with the vertical
line.
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6. Holding the bottom edge of the paper, turn the roll paper to
remove the slack. Make sure that the bottom edge of the paper
is straight, and that it is aligned with the horizontal line.
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roll paper cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears.
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The print heads move and the paper feeds into the printing
position automatically. READY appears on the LCD panel.
Note:
Even if you do not press the Pause button, the print heads move
and paper feeds into the printing position automatically. READY
appears on the LCD panel.
9. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut On
or Roll Auto Cut Off
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. Paper that is too thick may damage the paper cutter.
Now the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing, do
not open the front cover. If the front cover is opened while
printing is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts
printing when the front cover is closed. Stopping and restarting
printing may reduce the print quality.
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Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its
quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper
from the printer after printing.
Using the roll paper belt
The roll paper belt is packed with the optional 2/3 inch Dual Roll
Feed Spindle. You can also purchase the optional roll paper belt.
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To use the roll paper belt, tap the end of the roll paper belt lightly
on the roll paper. The belt will wrap itself around the roll paper.
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To remove the roll paper belt, simply unwrap it from the paper.
When not using the roll paper belt, keep it wound around the end
of the spindle.
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Cutting the roll paper or printing page lines
When your print job is finished, the printer cuts the roll paper
automatically or prints page lines around the printed data
according to your settings. You can make these settings using the
control panel or printer software.
Note:
❏ Printer driver settings usually override the control panel settings.
Use your printer driver settings whenever possible.
❏ When the printer cuts the printout, it may take a little time to
proceed with cutting after printing is finished.
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Cutting the roll paper automatically
To cut the roll paper automatically after printing, follow the steps
below.
1. Before printing, press the Paper Source l button to select
Roll Auto Cut On
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2. Print your data.
To make the auto cut setting using the printer driver, see “Making
the Auto Cut setting” on page 50 for Windows, “Making the Auto
Cut setting” on page 129 for Mac OS 9.x, or “Auto Cut” on page
179 for Mac OS X.
Cutting the roll paper manually
To cut printouts manually, follow the steps below.
1. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut Off
.
2. Press the Enter
button.
3. The printer automatically feeds the paper to the cutter guide,
and then the printer becomes offline. Pause appears on the
LCD.
4. If necessary, adjust the cutting position by using the Paper
Feed d button or Paper Feed u button.
5. Cut the paper along the cutter guide using the manual cutter
unit.
6. After cutting the paper, press the Pause
becomes online.
button. The printer
Printing page lines
If you want to print continuously on roll paper and then cut the
pages yourself after you finish printing, use the Print Page Line
setting.
To make the Print Page Line setting using the control panel, see
“PAGE LINE” on page 212.
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To make the Print Page Line setting using the printer software,
see “Print Page Line” on page 58 for Windows, “Print Page Line”
on page 135 for Mac OS 9.x, or “Print Page Line” on page 182 for
Mac OS X.
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Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit
When you want to print your data on roll paper and do not want
to cut it or feed it out onto the floor, you can use this optional Auto
Take-up Reel Unit to roll up your printout.
See the Auto Take-up Reel Unit User’s Guide for information on
installing the unit onto your printer.
Note:
❏ Auto Take-up Reel Unit is designed for EPSON Stylus
Pro 9800/9400 only.
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❏ When using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit, be sure to set the Auto
Cut setting to off (on the printer control panel and in the printer
driver). See “Making the Auto Cut setting” on page 50 for
Windows, “Making the Auto Cut setting” on page 129 for Mac OS
9, and “Auto Cut” on page 179 for Mac OS X.
❏ You can use the Auto Take-up Reel Unit while setting the paper
basket in the backward paper feeding position (up to B1 size;
landscape).
Control box
The control box is located on the drive unit attached to the lower
right side of the printer.
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The roles of switches and meanings of the Sensor light are as
follows.
Manual Switch
Auto Switch
Sensor light
ON
Indicates that the light detector is aligned with the light
emitter. This means that the Auto Take-up Reel Unit is ready
to wind your printout.
Flashing
Indicates that the light detector and light emitter are not
aligned properly. See “Adjusting the sensor” on page 255
for details.
Flashing
rapidly
Indicates that the Auto Take-up Reel Unit has
encountered a problem and stopped operation.
OFF
Indicates that the Auto Take-up Reel Unit is off.
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Auto
For automatic take-up of roll paper when roll paper feeds
into the sensor unit’s detection area
Manual
For manual control of the take-up of roll paper
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❏ Avoid placing the sensor in direct sunlight; otherwise, the
auto take-up reel unit may not operate properly.
❏ Prevent fans or air conditioners from blowing directly on the
roll paper. If the paper is blown out of the sensor area, it will
not be taken up properly.
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The angle of the sensors has already been adjusted when the unit
is shipped. But, if the Sensor light on the control box is flashing,
you need to adjust the sensor so that the light detector is aligned
with the light emitter. When they are aligned, the Sensor light
comes on.
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To adjust the sensor position, follow the steps below.
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1. Loosen the knob on the light emitter.
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2. Adjust the horizontal angle of the emitter so that the Sensor
light turns on.
3. Holding the detector in position, retighten the knob.
Loading roll paper onto the take-up reel core
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❏ Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit before loading paper. If
the take-up reel unit operates unexpectedly, bodily injury
may occur.
❏ Make sure the take-up reel unit is installed properly and
securely. Bodily injury may occur if it falls.
Before you load roll paper onto the take-up reel core, check the
following:
❏ Make sure that the leading edge of the roll paper is straight.
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❏ Be sure to remove the center shaft from the upper basket
hooks and the lower shafts from the holes on the bottom of
the base unit, and put the paper basket under the printer.
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Winding paper forward
When you want paper wound onto the take-up reel core with the
print on the outside, set the take-up reel unit to wind paper
forward. Follow the steps below.
1. Attach the three paper guides packaged with the Auto
Take-up Reel Unit evenly.
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2. Make sure that the roll paper is loaded in the printer properly.
For instructions, see “Loading roll paper” on page 246.
3. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut Off
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4. Press the Paper Feed d button on the printer to advance the
roll paper.
5. Set the Auto switch on the control box to Off.
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6. Tape the leading edge of the roll paper to the take-up reel core
in three places.
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7. Press the Paper Feed d button to feed the paper forward and
create a loop of slack.
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8. Move and hold the Manual switch on the Auto Take-up Reel
Unit to the Forward position, and take up at least one turn of
paper on the take-up reel core. Make sure that adequate slack
remains between the roll paper and the take-up reel core.
Winding paper backward
When you want the paper wound onto the take-up reel core with
the print on the inside, set the take-up reel unit to wind paper
backward. Follow the steps below.
1. Remove the paper guides from the printer.
2. Make sure that the roll paper is loaded in the printer properly.
For instructions, see “Loading roll paper” on page 246.
3. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut Off
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4. Press the Paper Feed d button on the printer to advance the
roll paper.
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6. Pull the bottom of the roll paper around the back of the reel
core as shown below. Then tape the leading edge of the paper
to the reel core in three places.
7. Press the Paper Feed d button to feed the paper forward and
create a loop of slack.
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8. Move and hold the Manual switch on the Auto Take-up Reel
Unit to the Backward position and take up at least one turn
of paper on the take-up reel core. Make sure that adequate
slack remains between the roll paper and the take-up reel core.
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Taking-up your prints
When the Auto Take-up Reel Unit is installed, and the take up
reel core is loaded with paper to take-up in the desired direction,
you can use the unit to take up your prints.
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Warning:
❏ Do not touch the Auto Take-up Reel Unit while it is
operating. Doing so may result in injury.
❏ Do not look directly at the sensor beam. Doing so may cause
permanent eye damage.
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During operation, be sure to stay out of the sensor detection area.
Interrupting the sensor beam can cause paper to be taken up under
tension and adversely affect printing.
Light
detector
Light detector sensor
detection area
Light
emitter
1. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut Off
.
2. Set the direction of take-up with the Auto switch on the
control box.
To wind forward
To wind backward
3. Send a print job to the printer. The printer starts printing. The
Auto Take-up Reel Unit takes up the roll paper in the direction
you set in step 2.
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Note:
Do not touch the Manual switch while printing is in progress.
Doing so may damage your prints.
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Removing paper after take-up
After paper take-up, remove the take-up reel core as follows.
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1. Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit.
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Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit before removing the
take-up reel core. If the take-up reel unit operates
unexpectedly, injury may occur.
2. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut On
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Then press and hold the Enter
roll paper is cut automatically.
button for 3 seconds. The
Note:
If you are printing on very thick roll paper, it is recommended that
you set the Auto Cut setting to off (on the printer’s control panel
and in the printer driver) and press the Paper Feed d button on
the printer to feed the paper, and then cut the paper yourself;
otherwise the paper cutter may be damaged. See “Cutting the roll
paper manually” on page 252.
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3. Turn the lever to unlock the movable unit, and then slide it to
the left so that the flange knob clears the end of the take-up
reel core. While doing this, support the take-up reel core with
one hand to keep it from falling.
4. Remove the take-up reel core from the flange knob on the
movable unit.
5. Similarly, remove the take-up reel core from the flange knob
on the drive unit.
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Loading cut sheet media
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Using Cut Sheet Media
To load cut sheet media longer than 483 mm (long edge of Super
A3/B), see the next section. To load paper with a length of A4,
Letter, A3, US B, and Super A3/B, see “Loading cut sheet with a
length of A4/Letter, A3/US B, and Super A3/B” on page 270.
If you are printing on thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm), see “Printing
on thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm)” on page 271.
Loading cut sheet media longer than 483 mm (long edge
of Super A3/B)
To load cut sheet media longer than 483 mm, follow the steps
below.
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the media, as fingerprints may reduce printout quality.
1. Make sure that the printer is on and the roll paper cover is
closed.
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2. Press the Paper Source l button repeatedly until Sheet
appears.
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3. Make sure that the Power light is not flashing, and then set
the paper lever to the released position. The LEVER RELEASED.
LOAD PAPERappears on the LCD panel.
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Do not set the paper lever to the released position while the
Power light is flashing; otherwise, damage may occur.
4. Load the sheet into the paper insertion slot until it comes out
below. Make sure that the right and bottom edges of the sheet
are straight and in line with the horizontal line and the vertical
line.
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5. Set the paper lever to the secured position. PRESS PAUSE
BUTTON appears on the LCD panel.
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button.
The print heads move and the sheet feeds into the printing
position automatically. READY appears on the LCD panel.
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Even if you do not press the Pause button, the print heads move
and paper feeds into the printing position automatically. READY
appears on the LCD panel.
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Now the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing, do
not open the front cover. If the front cover is opened while
printing is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts
printing when the front cover is closed. Stopping and restarting
printing may reduce the print quality.
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Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its
quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper
from the printer after printing.
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Loading cut sheet with a length of A4/Letter, A3/US B, and
Super A3/B
To load cut sheet media with a length of A4/Letter, A3/US B, and
Super A3/B, follow the steps below.
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the media, as fingerprints may reduce printout quality.
1. Make sure that the printer is on and the roll paper cover is
closed.
2. Press the Paper Source l button repeatedly until Sheet
appears.
3. Make sure that the paper lever is in the secured position, and
then load the sheet into the paper insertion slot until it meets
resistance. Make sure that the right edge of the paper is
straight and in line with the right edge of the scale on the roll
paper cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the LCD panel.
4. Press the Pause
button.
The print heads move and the sheet feeds into the printing
position automatically. READY appears on the LCD panel.
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Now the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing, do
not open the front cover. If the front cover is opened while
printing is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts
printing when the front cover is closed. Stopping and restarting
printing may reduce the print quality.
When printing is complete, the printer supports the printed
media, and PAPER OUT. LOAD PAPER is displayed on the LCD
panel. To remove the paper, press the Paper Feed button and
then release the paper lever while holding the paper. The paper
can be removed from the printer.
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Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its
quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper
from the printer after printing.
Printing on thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm)
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When you load thick cut sheets, such as cardboard, follow the
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❏ Do not load thick paper larger in size than B1 (728 × 1030 mm);
otherwise, paper jams may occur.
❏ Always load B1 (728 × 1030 mm) sized thick paper long edge first.
You may want to select the Landscape setting in your printer driver.
1. Set the paper basket forward as described in “When feeding
paper forward (Roll Paper Banner (1580 mm or more); thick
[0.5 mm or more] cut sheet)” on page 274.
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Even if you do not press the Pause button, the print heads move
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2. Make sure that the printer is on.
3. Press the Paper Source l button repeatedly until Sheet
appears.
4. Make sure that the Power light is not flashing, and then set
the paper lever to the released position. LEVER RELEASED.
LOAD PAPERappears on the LCD panel.
5. Open the front cover.
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6. Load the sheet into the paper insertion slot so that the bottom
edge of the paper rests behind the open front cover. Make sure
that the right and bottom edges of the sheet are straight and
in line with the horizontal line and the vertical line.
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front cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the LCD panel.
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Note:
Even if you do not press the Pause button, the print heads move
and paper feeds into the printing position automatically. READY
appears on the LCD panel.
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Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its
quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper
from the printer after printing.
Setting the Paper Basket
To avoid your printouts getting dirty or crinkled, set the paper
basket as explained below. You can use the paper basket for both
roll paper and cut sheet media.
For EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400
When feeding paper forward (Roll Paper Banner (1580 mm
or more); thick [0.5 mm or more] cut sheet)
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otherwise, damage to your printouts may occur.
❏ Be sure to feed the paper forward if it is thick (0.5 to 1.5 mm)
or roll paper banner (1580 mm or more); otherwise, damage
to your printouts may occur.
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1. Make sure that the upper hooks are fully inserted, and the
paper guides are in front of the paper basket.
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2. Put the lower shafts down in the forward position as shown,
so that they rest on the floor.
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When feeding paper backward
Note:
❏ When feeding roll paper larger than the B0 size backward, make sure
that your printer has at least 30 cm (12 inches) of space to its rear.
This prevents the printed paper edges from folding.
❏ When you feed paper backward, remove the flange from the drive
unit and fully slide the movable unit to the left side of the printer;
otherwise, the printed paper may conflict with the Auto Take-up
Reel Unit and paper feed error may occur.
1. Take off the center shaft from the upper basket hooks to pass
under the paper guides.
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2. Pull the upper hooks out to their full length. Hook both ends
of the center shaft on the upper basket hooks.
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When feeding paper forward
When feeding paper forward, put the paper basket down in the
forward position, as shown below.
Note:
Feed the paper forward if it is thick (0.5 to 1.5 mm) or its length is
914.4 mm or more.
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When feeding paper backward, turn the paper basket to the
backward position, as shown below.
Note:
❏ You can feed the paper backward when its length is shorter than
914.4 mm; otherwise, feed the paper forward.
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
When the printer’s Ink check light is flashing, this indicates that
the ink is low and you need to obtain a replacement ink cartridge.
When the Ink check light remains on, this indicates that there is
no more ink and you need to replace the empty ink cartridge. The
LCD panel also displays INK LOW or INK OUT.
Note:
Even if only one ink cartridge is empty, the printer cannot continue to
print.
Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges.
Other products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage
to your printer not covered by Epson’s warranties. For detailed
information on ink cartridges, see “Ink cartridges” on page 361.
To check the product codes of ink cartridges, see “Consumable
Products” on page 368.
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Leave the old ink cartridge installed in the printer until you are
ready to replace it with a new one.
1. Make sure the printer is on. Find out which cartridge needs
to be replaced, as indicated by the steady or flashing the Ink
check light and the target ink icon.
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2. Open the ink compartment cover by pushing it.
3. Raise the ink levers to the released position.
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Caution:
Do not shake cartridges (that have been installed previously)
with too much force.
5. Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct color,
and remove it from the package. Shake the ink cartridge well
before installing it for best results.
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Note:
A protection system is provided to prevent improper cartridge
insertion. If you cannot insert the ink cartridge smoothly, the type
of cartridge may be incorrect. Check the package and product code.
6. Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark facing up and
pointing to the rear of the printer, and then insert it into the
slot. Do not force the cartridge in further by hand.
Note:
❏ If the Ink check light remains on, this indicates the ink cartridge
may not be installed correctly. Remove the ink cartridge and
then reinsert it as described above.
❏ If you install an ink cartridge in the wrong slot, the ink icon of
the slot that you installed wrong ink cartridge blinks on the
LCD. Make sure that the correct ink cartridge is installed in the
correct slot.
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7. Lower the ink lever to the secured position.
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8. Close the ink compartment cover. The printer returns to the
previous status.
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Converting the Black Ink Cartridges
You can change the black ink according to your purpose. You can
choose either Matte Black or Photo Black.
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To avoid interrupting a black ink change, observe the following
conditions:
❏ Do not turn off the printer.
❏ Do not open the front cover.
❏ Do not move the paper lever to the released position.
❏ Do not remove the ink cartridges.
❏ Do not remove the maintenance tank.
❏ Do not 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.
❏ The Black Ink Conversion Kit is required when changing the black
ink. Also, the black ink cartridge (either Matte or Photo that you
want to convert) is required. To check the product code, see
“Consumable Products” on page 368.
❏ If the maintenance tank icon tells that the maintenance tank is full
or near full on the LCD, you need to replace the maintenance tank.
See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 295.
To change the black ink, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure that READY appears on the LCD panel.
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2. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
4. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display BK INK CHANGE, and then press the Menu r button.
5. Press the Enter
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select MAINTENANCE, and then press the Menu r button.
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6. Make sure OPEN THE RIGHT COVER appears on the LCD, and
then open the right ink compartment cover.
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7. Make sure RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
and then raise the ink lever on the right ink compartment.
8. Make sure OPEN THE LEFT COVER appears on the LCD, and
then open the left ink compartment cover.
9. Make sure RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
and then raise the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
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10. Make sure REMOVE ALL FOUR INK CARTRIDGES ON THE RIGHT
SIDE appears on the LCD, and then remove all four ink
cartridges from the right ink compartment.
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on the LCD, and then insert three conversion cartridges in the
slots on the right ink compartment.
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Note:
If CONVERSION CRTG LIFE. REPLACE CONVERSION CRTG WITH
A NEW ONE. appears on the LCD, press the Pause button.
Remove the old conversion cartridge(s) from the right ink
compartment, and then insert the new conversion cartridge(s).
Finally, go to step 4 to start again.
12. Make sure LOWER THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
and then lower the ink lever on the right ink compartment.
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13. The printer starts draining ink, and DRAINING INK XX%
appears on the LCD. Wait until draining is complete.
14. When draining is complete, RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER
appears on the LCD. Raise the ink lever on the right ink
compartment.
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15. Make sure REMOVE C/M/Y CONVERSION CARTRIDGES appears
on the LCD, and then remove the conversion cartridges from
the slots on the right ink compartment.
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16. Make sure INSTALL ALL FOUR INK CARTRIDGES ON THE RIGHT
SIDE appears on the LCD, and then insert the cartridges in
their specified slots.
17. Make sure LOWER THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
and then lower the ink lever on the right ink compartment.
Make sure LOWER THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
and then lower the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
18. Make sure RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
and then raise the ink lever on the right ink compartment.
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Make sure RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
and then raise the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
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19. The printer starts charging ink. After a while, ink lever
messages appear on the LCD. When a message appears on the
LCD, raise or lower the ink levers accordingly.
Note:
Because ink charging after black ink conversion consumes a large
quantity of ink, you may need to replace the ink cartridges soon.
20. When LOWER THE RIGHT INK LEVER AND CLOSE THE COVER
appears on the LCD, lower the right ink lever and close the
cover. Then, when LOWER THE LEFT INK LEVER AND CLOSE
THE COVER appears on the LCD, lower the left ink lever and
close the cover.
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Updating the printer driver information
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After the replacement operation, update the driver information
using the steps below.
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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.
For Mac OS 9.x
Select Chooser from the Apple menu, and then click the printer's
icon and printer port.
For Mac OS X
Remove the printer from the Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2.x)
or the Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3.x), and then add it
again.
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Replacing the Maintenance Tank
If the maintenance tank icon tells that the maintenance tank is full
or near full on the LCD, replace the maintenance tank.
To check the product code of the Maintenance Tank, see
“Consumable Products” on page 368.
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To replace the maintenance tank, follow the steps below.
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1. Open the package of a new maintenance tank.
2. Put your hand on the handle on the side of the printer, then
gently pull the maintenance tank outward.
Note:
EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400 has two maintenance tanks. Make
sure which maintenance tank is needed to be replaced with the
message on the LCD.
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3. Put the used maintenance tank in the plastic bag provided.
Note:
Do not tilt the used maintenance tank until after it is sealed in the
plastic bag.
4. Insert the new maintenance tank into the place.
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Replacing the Paper Cutter
When the paper cutter does not cut cleanly, it may be blunt and
require replacement.
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Be careful not to cut yourself while replacing the paper cutter.
To check the product code of the Auto Cutter Spare Blade, see
“Consumable Products” on page 368.
To replace the paper cutter, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Press the Menu r button to enter the Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display MAINTENANCE, and then press the Menu r button.
4. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to
display CUTTER REPLACEMENT.
5. Press the Menu r button. EXECUTE is displayed on the LCD
panel, then press the Enter
button.
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Never move the paper cutter holder by hand. Otherwise, damage
to your printer may occur.
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6. When the paper cutter holder stops at the replacement
position, OPEN FRONT COVER TO SEE CUTTER REPLACEMENT
LABEL appears. Open the front cover.
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panel, push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter
cover to the right to open the casing.
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Note:
Do not touch the circuit board attached to the print head when
replacing the cutter blade.
8. Slowly take your finger off the side pin. The paper cutter
raises so it can be removed.
Note:
Be careful not to let the cutter or the spring coil pop out of the casing.
9. Carefully remove the old cutter from the printer.
10. Remove the new paper cutter from its package.
11. Make sure the spring coil is inside the cutter holder and if
necessary, reinstall the coil.
12. Fully insert the new cutter into the paper cutter holder in the
direction as shown below.
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the left to close the casing.
14. Make sure that CLOSE FRONT COVER is displayed, then close
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the front cover. The cutter holder moves to the home (far
right) position.
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replacement is complete.
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Attaching the Manual Cutter Unit
To attach the manual cutter unit, follow the steps below.
Note:
A manual cutter unit has either two or three holes on each side. The
illustration used here is a manual cutter unit with three holes. The
instructions are the same, except as noted.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. Using the screwdriver, loosen the four screws (silver ones) on
the platen and then remove them.
Note:
Do not loosen the black screws.
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3. Hold the cutter unit, and hook its left side to the left square
hole on the platen.
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platen.
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step 2. Use the second and third holes from the top.
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Note:
❏ If your manual cutter unit has only two holes on each side, use
the lower hole to secure the cutter unit with the screw. Keep the
other two screws and do not lose them.
❏ If you are not using the cutter blade unit, fully slide it to the left
so that it will not damage your print data.
❏ See the Manual Paper Cutter Unit manual shipped with your
Manual Paper Cutter Unit for “Using the Manual Cutter
Unit”.
Removing the Manual Cutter Unit
Remove the manual cutter unit when you transport the printer.
1. Using the screw driver, loosen the screws on the platen.
2. Unhook and remove the cutter from the printer.
3. Secure the four screws you removed on the platen.
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Cleaning the Printer
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To keep your printer operation in its top condition, clean it
thoroughly if it becomes soiled.
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Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer.
Caution:
❏ Never use alcohol or thinners to clean the printer; these
chemicals can damage the components as well as the case.
❏ Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
electronic components.
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❏ Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
❏ Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable oils can damage the mechanism. Contact your
dealer or a qualified service person if lubrication is needed.
See “Contacting Customer Support” on page 346.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are off,
and then unplug the power cord. Leave the printer for a
minute.
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Do not touch the following parts; otherwise, printouts may
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2. Open the front cover and use a soft, clean cloth to carefully
clean away any dust or dirt inside the printer. Wipe the gray
part by following the directions of the arrows.
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If the back of the printout is soiled or if there is a serious
problem of dirt on the inside of the printer, clean it using a
soft, clean cloth dampened with mild detergent. Then, wipe
the inside of the printer dry with a dry, soft cloth.
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3. If some powdery paper dust is stuffed in the platen, use
something like a toothpick to remove it. Close the front cover.
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4. Remove the paper basket. Then clean away any dust or dirt
around the leg assembly using a soft brush.
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5. If the outer case is dirty, clean it using a soft, clean cloth
dampened with mild detergent. Keep the ink compartment
covers closed to prevent water from getting inside.
6. To wash the paper basket, remove the shafts from the basket
and then wash it with mild detergent.
If you have not used your printer for a long time
If you have not used your printer for a long time, the print head
nozzles may become clogged. Perform a nozzle check and clean
the print head.
To perform a nozzle check using the control panel, see “Checking
the print head nozzles” on page 223.
To perform a nozzle check using the printer software, see
“Checking the print head nozzles” on page 68 for Windows,
“Checking the print head nozzles” on page 140 for Mac OS 9.x, or
“Checking the print head nozzles” on page 191 for Mac OS X.
To clean the print head using the control panel, press the Menu
r button for more than 3 seconds.
To clean the print head using the printer software, see “Cleaning
the print head” on page 70 for Windows, “Cleaning the print
head” on page 142 for Mac OS 9.x, or “Cleaning the print head”
on page 193 for Mac OS X.
If you have not used your printer for more than one month, the
printer requires head cleaning. If POWER CLEANING. YOU MUST
MOVE INK LEVERS WHEN CLEANING appears on the LCD when you
turn on the printer, select YES, and then press the Menu r button
to start head cleaning.
If you want to perform head cleaning later, select NO.
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❏ Even if you will not be using your printer for a long time, leave the
ink cartridges installed.
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❏ If you select YES to start head cleaning, you need to move the ink
levers according to the messages on the LCD.
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Over a long distance
If you need to transport your printer over a long distance, repack
the printer using the original box and packing materials.
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To repack the printer, follow the steps below.
1. First turn off the printer and make sure the print heads are in
the home (far right) position. If not, turn the printer back on,
wait until the print heads move to the home position, then
turn off the printer.
2. Remove the following parts.
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❏ Interface cable
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❏ Optional Manual Cutter Unit (if installed)
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3. Raise the ink levers.
You can choose whether to remove the ink cartridges.
Regardless of your choice, you must keep the ink levers raised
when transporting the printer; otherwise, ink may leak from
the printer.
4. Make sure the print head is in the home (far right) position.
5. Install the metal plate and tighten the screw to lock the print
head.
6. Repack the printer using the original box and packing
materials. Contact your dealer for assistance. See “Contacting
Customer Support” on page 346.
Over a short distance
When you need to move the printer a short distance, follow the
steps below.
1. First turn off the printer and make sure the print heads are in
the home (far right) position. If not, turn the printer back on,
wait until the print heads move to the home position, then
turn off the printer.
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2. Remove the following parts:
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❏ Interface cable
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3. Raise the ink levers.
You can choose whether to remove the ink cartridges.
Regardless of your choice, you must keep the ink levers raised
when transporting the printer; otherwise, ink may leak from
the printer.
4. Make sure that the casters at the base unit are locked, and that
the stabilizer knobs of the base unit are extended to the floor.
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5. Remove the left and right side wing nuts. Keep them in a safe
place.
6. For Stylus Pro 9800/9400 users:
Have four or more people lift the printer unit off of the base
unit, using the eight hand grips shown below. The printer unit
weighs approximately 90 kg (198 lb) and should be lifted
carefully.
For Stylus Pro 7800/7400 users:
Have two or more people lift the printer unit off of the base
unit, using the four hand grips shown below. The printer unit
weighs approximately 49 kg (107.8 lb) and should be lifted
carefully.
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7. Move the printer horizontally.
When you set up the printer and perform a nozzle check and
realign the print heads after transporting, see “Setting up the
printer after transporting it” on page 313.
To move the printer using casters
When you want to transport the printer a very short distance such
as within the same room, you can slide the printer on its casters.
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Do not slide the printer on angled or uneven surfaces.
1. Make sure that the power cord, interface cable, roll paper
spindles and sheet media are removed, and the roll paper
cover and front cover are closed.
Note:
If you only need to transport your printer a very short distance using
the casters, you do not need to remove the ink cartridges.
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2. Fully insert the upper hooks and put up the lower shafts as
shown below.
3. Release the front casters and retract the stabilizer knobs.
4. Move the printer to the place of use carefully. Relock the
casters and extend the stabilizer knobs after moving.
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The steps you need to take to set up the printer after transporting
it are almost identical to the steps carried out the first time you
set up the printer. When you set up the printer again, see the
Unpacking and Setup Guide, and note the following points.
❏ Do not forget to remove any protective materials.
❏ The first time you start printing after transporting the printer,
or if you have not turned on the printer for a long time, the
print head nozzles may be clogged. Epson recommends that
you perform a nozzle check and clean the print head, and also
realign the print head to ensure print quality.
To perform a nozzle check using the control panel, see
“Checking the print head nozzles” on page 223.
To perform a nozzle check using the printer software, see
“Checking the print head nozzles” on page 68 for Windows,
“Checking the print head nozzles” on page 140 for Mac OS
9.x, or “Checking the print head nozzles” on page 191 for Mac
OS X.
To clean the print head using the control panel, press the
Menu r button for 3 seconds.
To clean the print head using the printer software, see
“Cleaning the print head” on page 70 for Windows, “Cleaning
the print head” on page 142 for Mac OS 9.x, or “Cleaning the
print head” on page 193 for Mac OS X.
To realign the print head using the control panel, see
“Aligning the print head” on page 224.
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“Aligning the print head” on page 71 for Windows, “Aligning
the print head” on page 143 for Mac OS 9.x, or “Aligning the
print head” on page 194 for Mac OS X.
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Chapter 8
Problem Solver
Troubleshooting
Printer stops printing unexpectedly
Head cleaning, ink charging, or ink drying is in progress
During head cleaning, ink charging, or ink drying, CLEANING
PLEASE WAIT, CHARGING INK, or INK DRYING appears on the LCD
respectively. Wait until the printer resumes printing.
An error has occurred
Many common printer problems and their solutions can be
identified by the messages on the LCD.
You can also check the lights on the control panel for errors. See
“Lights” on page 199.
For other messages not included in the following table, see
“Messages” on page 201.
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Error messages
Description
What to do
UNABLE TO PRINT
An error may be
occurring when you try
to print patterns such as
nozzle check or head
alignment.
End the TEST PRINT
menu first, and then
solve the error
displayed on the LCD.
Finally, try to print
patterns again.
MAINTENANCE
TANK NEARLY FULL
The maintenance tank is
almost full.
Replace the
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 295.
INK LOW
The ink cartridge is nearly
empty.
Replacement of the ink
cartridge is nearly
needed.
Although you can
continue printing in INK
LOW situation, the print
quality may decline.
MAKE SURE PAPER
IS LOADED
MAINTENANCE
REQUEST nnnn
PAPER LOW
POWER CLEANING
YOU MUST MOVE
INK LEVERS WHEN
CLEANING
CLEANING ERROR
REMOVE THICK
PAPER
A part used in the printer
has nearly reached the
end of its life. "nnnn"
shows the code of the
part.
Note the code and
contact your dealer.
See “Contacting
Customer Support” on
page 346.
The roll paper is almost
finished.
Replace the roll paper
with a new one. See
“Using Roll Paper” on
page 241.
Power cleaning is
required.
To perform power
cleaning, select YES
and follow the
messages on the LCD.
Cleaning cannot be
executed because thick
paper is loaded.
Remove the thick
paper, and then move
the paper lever to the
secured position.
The printer could not
feed the printout.
Remove the printout.
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CLEANING ERROR
PRESS PAUSE
BUTTON
SENSOR ERROR
LOAD DIFFERENT
PAPER
PAPER EJECT
ERROR
The nozzles are still
clogged.
Run the Head Cleaning
utility. For Windows, see
“Cleaning the print
head” on page 70. For
Mac OS 9.x, see
“Cleaning the print
head” on page 142. For
Mac OS X, see
“Cleaning the print
head” on page 193.
The loaded paper does
not match the paper
type selected.
Match the loaded
paper with the paper
type. See “Buttons” on
page 197.
Paper still remains in the
printer.
Release the paper
lever, and then remove
the paper from the
printer. Finally, set the
paper lever to the
secured position.
No paper is loaded in the
printer.
Load paper correctly.
The roll paper is out while
printing is in progress.
Load a new roll paper.
An A2 size cut sheet
media or roll paper that
does not support the
borderless printing has
been installed for
borderless printing.
Install a different size of
cut sheet media or roll
paper. See “Making the
Borderless setting” on
page 46 for Windows,
“Making the Borderless
setting” on page 126 for
Mac OS 9.x, or
“Performing Borderless
Printing” on page 185
for Mac OS X.
The printer cannot
detect the loaded cut
sheet media, because it
is wavy or curled.
Flatten the cut sheet
media.
The printer cannot
detect the loaded
paper.
Move the paper lever.
REMOVE PAPER
FROM PRINTER
PAPER OUT
LOAD PAPER
BORDERLESS
ERROR
LOAD CORRECT
SIZE PAPER
PAPER ERROR
LOAD PAPER
PROPERLY
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LOAD PAPER
PROPERLY
PAPER CUT ERROR
REMOVE UNCUT
PAPER
The paper is not loaded
straight, and needs to be
aligned.
Paper is not cut correctly
when Roll Auto Cut On
is selected.
Release the paper
lever, and then set the
paper properly. Finally,
set the paper lever to
the secured position.
See “Loading roll
paper” on page 246.
Release the paper
lever, and then remove
the uncut paper.
Finally, set the paper
lever to the secured
position.
The paper cutter may
not be installed
correctly. See
“Replacing the Paper
Cutter” on page 296.
Paper cutter may be
blunt. Replace the
paper cutter. See
“Replacing the Paper
Cutter” on page 296.
COMMAND
ERROR
Damaged data is sent to
the printer.
CHECK DRIVER
SETTINGS
The printer receives data
with a wrong command.
The installed printer
driver is not correct for
the printer.
Stop printing, and then
press the Pause button
for 3 seconds.
Stop printing, and then
press the Pause button
for 3 seconds. Finally,
make sure that the
installed printer driver is
correct for the printer.
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MISMATCH ERROR
MAKE SURE THAT
THE INK
CARTRIDGE AND
DRIVER SETTINGS
MATCH
PAPER SETTING
ERROR
The cartridge option of
the printer driver has not
been changed yet.
Stop printing, and then
press and hold the
Pause button for 3
seconds. Finally, select
the correct ink
cartridge in the printer
driver according to the
actual ink cartridge set
on the printer. See
“Updating the printer
driver information” on
page 293. If you want to
continue printing, press
the Pause button.
A non-Epson genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Press the Pause button
for 3 seconds to cancel
printing. If you want to
continue printing, press
the Pause button.
The roll paper is not set
correctly.
Load the roll paper
correctly, and then
select Roll Auto Cut On
or Roll Auto Cut Off
. See “Loading roll
paper” on page 246.
The conversion cartridge
needs to be replaced
soon. (The remaining
time of the conversion
cartridge appears on
the LCD.)
Replacement of
conversion cartridge is
nearly needed. Press
the Pause button.
The conversion cartridge
needs to be replaced.
Replace the
conversion cartridge
with a new one, or
complete the
replacement of the
Black ink by pressing the
Pause button.
The paper path is wrong.
Load the appropriate
cut sheet paper.
LOAD ROLL PAPER
CONVERSION
CRTG LIFE
CONVERSION
CRTG NEAR END
OF SERVICE LIFE
CONVERSION
CRTG LIFE
REPLACE
CONVERSION
CRTG WITH A NEW
ONE
PAPER SETTING
ERROR
LOAD CUT SHEET
PAPER
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INSTALL NEW
CARTRIDGE
INK CARTRIDGE
ERROR
CHECK
CARTRIDGE
INK CARTRIDGE
ERROR
The ink cartridge is
empty.
Replace the empty ink
cartridge with a new
one. See “Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page
281.
An ink cartridge with the
wrong product code is
installed.
Remove the ink
cartridge, and then
install an ink cartridge
with the correct
product code. See
“Consumable
Products” on page 368.
The wrong Black ink
cartridge (either Matte
Black or Photo Black) is
installed.
Remove the Black ink
cartridge, and then
install the correct one.
Or, press the Pause
button to execute the
Black ink replacement
to change the Black ink
information of the
printer.
The black ink needs to
be changed.
Select YES to change
the black ink; otherwise,
select NO. See
“Converting the Black
Ink Cartridges” on page
286.
An ink cartridge that
cannot be used with this
printer is installed.
Remove the ink
cartridge, and then
install an ink cartridge
that can be used with
this printer. See
“Consumable
Products” on page 368.
CSIC error has occurred.
Remove the ink
cartridge and then
reinstall it. If this
message appears after
you reinstall the ink
cartridge, replace it
with a new one. See
“Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page
281.
BK INK CHANGE
INK CARTRIDGE
ERROR
INSTALL CORRECT
CARTRIDGE
INK CARTRIDGE
ERROR
REPLACE
CARTRIDGE
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INK OUT
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NO CARTRIDGE
INSTALL INK
CARTRIDGE
MAINT TANK FULL
REPLACE THE LEFT
SIDE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
MAINT TANK FULL
REPLACE THE
RIGHT SIDE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
MAINT TANK FULL
REPLACE THE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
MAINT TANK NEAR
FULL
REPLACE THE
RIGHT SIDE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
MAINT TANK NEAR
FULL
No ink cartridge is
installed.
Install an ink cartridge.
The left side
maintenance tank is full.
Replace the left side
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 295.
The right side
maintenance tank is full.
Replace the right side
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 295.
The maintenance tank is
full.
Replace the
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 295.
The right side
maintenance tank is
almost full.
Replace the right side
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 295.
The maintenance tank is
almost full.
Replace the
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 295.
The ink lever on the left
ink compartment is
raised.
Lower the ink lever on
the left ink
compartment.
The ink lever on the right
ink compartment is
raised.
Lower the ink lever on
the right ink
compartment.
REPLACE THE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
INK LEVER
LOWER THE LEFT
INK LEVER
INK LEVER
LOWER THE RIGHT
INK LEVER
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The front cover is open.
Close the front cover.
The paper is not loaded.
Load the paper.
The paper lever is in the
released position.
Move the paper lever
to the secured position.
The ink lever is raised, but
no ink cartridge is
installed.
Install the ink cartridge,
and then lower the ink
lever.
Paper is jammed in the
printer.
Release the paper lever
first, and then remove
the jammed paper.
Turn the printer off,
leave it for a while, and
then turn it on again.
See “Clearing paper
jams” on page 343.
CLOSE COVER
LEVER RELEASED
LOAD PAPER
LEVER RELEASED
LOWER THE PAPER
SET LEVER
INK CARTRIDGE
INSTALL INK
CARTRIDGE
PAPER JAM
REMOVE PAPER
NO MAINTENANCE
TANK
INSTALL THE LEFT
SIDE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
NO MAINTENANCE
TANK
INSTALL THE RIGHT
SIDE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
NO MAINTENANCE
TANK
The left side
maintenance tank is not
set in the printer.
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Install the left side
maintenance tank.
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The right side
maintenance tank is not
set in the printer.
Install the right side
maintenance tank.
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The maintenance tank is
not set in the printer.
Install the maintenance
tank.
INSTALL THE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
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Problem Solver
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F/W INSTALL ERROR
UPDATE FAILED
RESTART THE
PRINTER
I/F CARD ERROR
CHECK CARD TYPE
CARRIAGE
LOCKED
The printer fails to
update the FirmWare.
Restart the printer, and
then update the
FirmWare again.
The installed interface
card cannot be used
with this printer.
Turn the printer off.
Next, remove the
interface card, and
then install an interface
card that can be used
with this printer. See
“Options” on page 366.
The print head is locked.
Remove the metal
plate on the left side of
the print head to
release the print head.
An error has occurred.
Restart the printer by
pressing the Power
button.
The print head is locked.
Remove the metal
plate on the left side of
the print head to
release the print head.
A fatal error has
occurred.
Turn the printer off,
leave it for a while, and
then turn the printer on
again. If this message
appears on the LCD
again, note the code
and then contact your
dealer. See
“Contacting Customer
Support” on page 346.
RELEASE THE
CARRIAGE LOCK
PRINTER ERROR
RESTART THE
PRINTER
SERVICE CALL
ERROR
nnnnnnnn
The printer does not turn on or stay on
When the Pause light does not come on and mechanism
initialization does not start even when the Power button is
pressed to turn on the printer, try the following solutions for the
problem.
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❏ Make sure your outlet works and is not controlled by a wall
switch or timer.
❏ Make sure the supplied voltage to the printer matches the
rating voltage labeled on the printer. If not, turn off the printer
and unplug the power cord immediately. Contact your dealer
for assistance. See “Contacting Customer Support” on page
346.
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Caution:
If the supplied voltage and rating voltage do not match, do not
plug the printer back in again, as damage may occur.
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❏ Turn off the printer and make sure the power cord is securely
plugged into the printer.
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The printer prints nothing
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The printer is not correctly connected to the computer
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Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the printer’s
interface cable is securely plugged into the correct terminal of
the computer.
❏ Make sure the interface cable specifications match the
specifications for the printer and computer.
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❏ Make sure the interface cable is directly connected to the
computer without passing through any device, such as a
printer switching device, or extension cable.
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Your Epson printer is not selected as the default printer
Install the printer driver if it is not installed yet, and follow the
steps below to select your Epson printer as the default printer.
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For Windows XP
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX.
3. Select Set As Default Printer, then close the window.
For Windows Me, 98, and 2000
1. Click the Start button, point to Settings and select Printers.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX in the Printers window.
3. Select Set As Default, then close the Printers window.
For Mac OS 9.x
1. Click the Apple menu and select Chooser. If the SPro XXXX
printer icon can be seen, the printer driver is correctly
installed.
2. Make sure EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX is selected for the printer
port.
For Mac OS X
Make sure that the printer driver Stylus Pro XXXX is correctly
added to the Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2.x) or Printer Setup
Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3.x), and the correct one is selected in the
Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility.
Printer port setting does not match the printer connection
port (for Windows only)
To select the printer port, follow the steps below.
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Problem Solver
For Windows XP
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX, then select Properties.
3. Click the Ports tab.
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1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
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4. Make sure that your printer port is selected.
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For Windows Me or 98
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX in the Printers window,
then select Properties.
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3. Click the Details tab.
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4. Make sure that your printer driver is selected in the Print
using the following driver list. Then select the port to which
your printer is connected in the Print to following port list.
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For Windows 2000
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX in the Printers window,
then select Properties.
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3. Click the Ports tab.
4. Make sure that your printer port is selected.
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Problem Solver
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The USB printer device driver or the printer software may be
incorrectly installed (Windows Me and 98 only)
If you canceled the plug-and-play driver installation in
Windows Me or 98 before the procedure was complete, the USB
printer device driver or the printer software may be incorrectly
installed.
To ensure that the driver and printer software are installed
correctly, follow the steps below.
Note:
The printer driver screens that appear in this procedure are for
Windows 98. The appearance of the Windows Me printer driver screens
differ only slightly.
1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click
Printers. Make sure that the icon for your printer appears in the
Printers window.
2. Select the icon of your printer, and click Properties on the File
menu.
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Problem Solver
3. Click the Details tab.
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If EPUSBX: (EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX) appears in the Print to
the following port list, then the USB printer device driver and
printer software are installed correctly.
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If the correct port is not displayed, proceed to the next step.
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4. Click the Device Manager tab.
If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer
Device should appear on the Device Manager menu.
If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the Device
Management menu, click the plus (+) sign beside Other
devices to view the installed devices.
If USB Printer or EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX appears under Other
devices, the printer software is not installed correctly.
Proceed to step 5.
If neither USB Printer nor EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX appears
under Other devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable
from the printer, and then plug it into the printer again. Once
you have confirmed that these items appear, proceed to step 5.
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Problem Solver
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5. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or EPSON Stylus Pro
XXXX, and click Remove. Then click OK.
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When the following dialog appears, click OK.
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6. Click OK to close the System Properties dialog.
7. Uninstall the printer software. See “Uninstalling the printer
driver” on page 97.
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The printer driver does not have enough available memory
(for Mac OS 9.x only)
To increase the available memory in your Macintosh, select
Control Panel from the Apple menu and double-click the
Memory icon. You can increase the size of RAM cache or virtual
memory to increase total available memory. Also quit all
unnecessary applications.
The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility. For Windows, see “Cleaning
the print head” on page 70. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Cleaning the
print head” on page 142. For Mac OS X, see “Cleaning the
print head” on page 193.
❏ If the Head Cleaning utility does not work, replace the ink
cartridges. See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 281.
Printouts are not what you expected
Incorrect, garbled characters, or blank pages print
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, clear any stalled print jobs from the Progress
Meter. See “Using the EPSON Spool Manager” on page 79.
For Mac OS 9.x, clear any stalled print jobs from the EPSON
Monitor IV. See “Managing print jobs using EPSON Monitor
IV” on page 149.
❏ If the problem persists, turn off the printer and computer.
Make sure the printer’s interface cable is plugged in securely.
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Incorrect margins
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Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Check the margin settings in your application.
❏ Make sure the margins are within the printable area of the
page. See “Printable area” on page 353.
❏ For Windows, check the Borderless setting in the Paper menu.
Make sure they are correct for the paper size you are using.
See “Making Settings on the Paper Menu” on page 45.
For Mac OS 9.x, check the Borderless setting in the Page Setup
dialog. Make sure they are correct for the paper size you are
using. See “Making Settings in the Page Setup Dialog” on
page 124.
❏ Make sure the paper set position is correct. See “Using Roll
Paper” on page 241, or “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 267.
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Inverted image
For Windows, turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in the Advanced
menu. See “Making Advanced setting” on page 27.
For Mac OS 9.x, turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in the
Advanced dialog. See “Making Advanced setting” on page 111.
For Mac OS X, turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in the Advanced
Settings selected in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog.
See “Advanced Settings” on page 170.
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Printed color differs from the color on the screen
Try one or more of these solutions:
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Problem Solver
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❏ Adjust the Color Density in the Paper Configuration dialog.
For Windows, see “Paper Configuration” on page 29. For Mac
OS 9.x, see “Paper Configuration” on page 113. For Mac OS
X, see “Paper Configuration” on page 177.
❏ Make sure the media type setting matches the paper being
used.
❏ Since monitors and printers produce colors differently,
printed colors will not always match on screen colors
perfectly. However, the above color systems are provided to
overcome color differences.
For Mac OS 9.x, select ColorSync to color match your system
in the Advanced dialog. See “Making Advanced setting” on
page 111.
For Mac OS X, select ColorSync to color match your system
in the Printer Color Management selected in the Print dialog.
See “Printer Color Management” on page 171.
❏ You can produce sharper images with more vivid colors.
For Windows, select PhotoEnhance in the Advanced menu.
See “Making Advanced setting” on page 27.
For Mac OS 9.x, select PhotoEnhance in the Advanced
dialog. See “Making Advanced setting” on page 111.
❏ For Windows, select Color Controls in the Advanced menu,
and adjust color, brightness, etc. as required. See “Making
Advanced setting” on page 27.
Mac OS 9.x, select Color Controls in the Advanced dialog,
and adjust color, brightness, etc. as required. See “Making
Advanced setting” on page 111.
For Mac OS X, select Color Controls in the Printer Color
Management selected in the Print dialog. See “Printer Color
Management” on page 171.
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Problem Solver
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❏ Mac OS 9.x, make sure your application and data reading
devices support the ColorSync system when you are selecting
ColorSync in the Advanced dialog. See “Making Advanced
setting” on page 111.
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A ruled line shifts
Perform the print head alignment. For Windows, see “Aligning
the print head” on page 71. Mac OS 9.x, see “Aligning the print
head” on page 143. For Mac OS X, see “Aligning the print head”
on page 194.
If the problem persists, perform the print head cleaning. For
Windows, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 70. For Mac OS
9.x, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 142. For Mac OS X, see
“Cleaning the print head” on page 193.
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Printout has smears on the bottom edge
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ If the paper is curled towards the printable side, flatten it or
curl it slightly to the opposite side.
❏ For Windows, if you use Epson special media, check the
Media Type setting in the Main menu. See “Making Settings
on the Main Menu” on page 20.
For Mac OS 9.x, if you use Epson special media, check the
Media Type setting in the Print dialog. See “Making Settings
in the Print Dialog” on page 105.
For Mac OS X, if you use Epson special media, check the
Media Type setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print
dialog. See “Page Setup” on page 164.
For paper other than Epson’s, register and select paper
thickness in the Menu mode. Make sure it is correct for the
paper you are using. See “Making the paper settings” on page
230.
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❏ Set the PLATEN GAP to WIDE in the PRINTER SETTING of the
Menu mode. See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 212.
Print quality could be better
Horizontal banding
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings on the Main Menu” on page 20.
For Mac OS 9.x, check the Media Type setting in the Print
dialog. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings in the Print Dialog” on page 105.
For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using, see “Page Setup” on page 164.
❏ Make sure the printable side of the paper is face-up.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink
nozzles. For Windows, see “Cleaning the print head” on page
70. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 142.
For Mac OS X, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 193.
You can also clean the print head nozzles using the control
panel. To clean the print head nozzles, press the Menu r
button for 3 seconds.
❏ Check the Paper Feed value. Reduce the value to improve
light banding, and increase it for dark banding. For Windows,
“Paper Configuration” on page 29. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Paper
Configuration” on page 113. For Mac OS X, see “Paper
Configuration” on page 177.
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Problem Solver
Vertical misalignment or banding
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❏ Check the Ink check light. If necessary, replace ink cartridges.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 281.
Try one or more of these solutions:
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❏ For Windows, turn off the High Speed setting in the
Advanced menu. See “Making Advanced setting” on page 27.
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For Mac OS 9.x, turn off the High Speed setting in the
Advanced dialog. See “Making Advanced setting” on page
111.
For Mac OS X, turn off the High Speed setting in the
Advanced Settings is selected in the Print Settings selected in
the Print dialog. See “Advanced Settings” on page 170.
❏ Run the Print Head Alignment utility. For Windows, see
“Aligning the print head” on page 71. For Mac OS 9.x, see
“Aligning the print head” on page 143. For Mac OS X, see
“Aligning the print head” on page 194.
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Faint printout or gaps
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure that the ink cartridges do not exceed the expiry
date. The expiry date is labeled on the outside of the ink
cartridge.
❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings on the Main Menu” on page 20.
For Mac OS 9.x, check the Media Type setting in the Print
dialog. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings in the Print Dialog” on page 105.
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For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using. See “Page Setup” on page 164.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink
nozzles. For Windows, see “Cleaning the print head” on page
70. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 142.
For Mac OS X, see “Cleaning the print head” on page 193.
You can also clean the print head nozzles using the control
panel. To clean the print head nozzles, press the Menu r
button for 3 seconds.
❏ Check the Ink check light. If necessary, replace ink cartridges.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 281.
❏ Select Standard as Platen Gap in the Paper Configuration
dialog box. For Windows, see “Paper Configuration” on page
29. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Paper Configuration” on page 113.
For Mac OS X, see “Paper Configuration” on page 177.
Blurry or smeared printout
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings on the Main Menu” on page 20.
For Mac OS 9.x, check the Media Type setting in the Print
dialog. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings in the Print Dialog” on page 105.
For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using. See “Page Setup” on page 164.
❏ If the paper you are using is not supported by the printer
driver, make the paper thickness setting in the Menu mode.
See “CUSTOM PAPER” on page 220.
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❏ Ink may have leaked inside the printer; wipe the inside of the
printer with a soft, clean cloth.
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❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility. For Windows, see “Cleaning
the print head” on page 70. For Mac OS 9.x, see “Cleaning the
print head” on page 142. For Mac OS X, see “Cleaning the
print head” on page 193.
You can also clean the print head nozzles using the control
panel. To clean the print head nozzles, press the Menu r
button for 3 seconds.
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❏ Make sure your paper is dry and the printable side is face-up.
Also, make sure you are using the correct type of paper. See
“Paper” on page 358 for specifications.
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Try one or more of these solutions:
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❏ Make sure the color data settings in your application are
correct.
❏ For Windows, make sure Color or Color/B&W Photo is set
in the Main menu. See “Making Settings on the Main Menu”
on page 20.
For Mac OS 9.x, make sure Color or Color/B&W Photo is set
in the Print dialog. See “Making Settings in the Print Dialog”
on page 105.
For Mac OS X, make sure Color or Color/B&W Photo is set
in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog. See “Color”
on page 166.
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Printing could be faster
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Select High Speed on the Advanced dialog box. For
Windows, see “Making Advanced setting” on page 27. For
Mac OS 9.x, see “Making Advanced setting” on page 111. For
Mac OS X, see “Advanced Settings” on page 170.
❏ For Windows, select the Automatic mode and move the
slider towards Speed in the Main menu to increase print
speed. See “Making Settings on the Main Menu” on page 20.
For Mac OS 9.x, select the Automatic mode and move the
slider towards Speed in the Print dialog to increase print
speed. See “Making Settings in the Print Dialog” on page 105.
For Mac OS X, select Automatic mode and move the slider
towards Speed in the Print Settings selected in the Print
dialog to increase print speed. See “Mode” on page 167.
❏ Do not run too many applications at the same time. Close any
applications you are not using.
❏ Change the interface card of your computer to IEEE1394 or
USB 2.0.
Note:
IEEE1394 and USB 2.0 are available only with the following OS.
IEEE 1394:
Windows XP, Me, 2000
Mac OS 9.x
Mac OS X
USB 2.0:
Windows XP, 2000
❏ Delete unnecessary files to make room on your hard disk
drive.
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Note for Windows:
Your computer may not have enough memory. For further tips, see
“Increasing the Print Speed” on page 83.
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Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure that paper cutter cover is set correctly. See
“Replacing the Paper Cutter” on page 296.
❏ Make sure that the Roll Auto Cut On
is selected as the
Paper Source on the LCD. If not, press the Paper Source l
button to select it.
❏ Make sure that Normal Cut, Single Cut, or Double Cut is
selected as the Auto Cut in the printer driver. For Windows,
see “Making the Auto Cut setting” on page 50. For Mac OS
9.x, see “Making the Auto Cut setting” on page 129. For Mac
OS X, see “Auto Cut” on page 179.
❏ Cut the roll paper by hand if necessary. Check that the paper
thickness of the roll paper loaded in the printer matches the
paper specification (see “Paper” on page 358). If so, the paper
cutter may be blunt and require replacement. See “Replacing
the Paper Cutter” on page 296.
Note:
If you use roll paper other than Epson special media, see the user
documentation included with the paper, or contact your supplier.
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❏ Before loading paper and guiding it through the paper
insertion slot, adjust paper suction.
To adjust the paper suction using the printer driver, see
“Paper Configuration” on page 29 for Windows, see “Paper
Configuration” on page 113 for Mac OS 9.x, or see “Paper
Configuration” on page 177 for Mac OS X.
To adjust the paper suction using the control panel, see
“CUSTOM PAPER” on page 220.
❏ Make sure the paper is not folded or wrinkled.
❏ Make sure the paper is flattened.
❏ Make sure printing occurs within the operational
temperature range.
❏ Make sure the paper is not damp.
❏ Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See “Paper”
on page 358.
❏ Make sure no foreign objects are inside the printer.
❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings on the Main Menu” on page 20.
For Mac OS 9.x, check the Media Type setting in the Print
dialog. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
“Making Settings in the Print Dialog” on page 105.
For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using. See “Page Setup” on page 164
❏ Make sure that the platen gap setting matches your paper.
You can change the platen gap setting in the PRINTER SETUP
of the Menu mode. See “PLATEN GAP” on page 212.
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Whenever loading non-Epson special media, test if the paper
can be loaded correctly before printing.
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To clear Paper jams, see “Clearing paper jams” on page 343.
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Roll paper does not eject properly
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❏ For non-Epson special media, check the paper type selected
in the CUSTOM PAPER of the Menu mode. See “Making the
paper settings” on page 230.
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the paper guides to the printer.
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Caution:
The paper guides only need to be used when the paper feeds with
a curl; otherwise your printouts may be damaged.
Note:
There are two paper guides for EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400 and five
for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400.
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Attach the paper guides to the printer so they rest on the front of
the paper basket.
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Attach the paper guides to the printer so that they rest on the back
of the paper basket.
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When feeding paper backward
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Clearing paper jams
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To remove jammed paper, follow these steps:
1. If roll paper is jammed, cut the paper at the paper insertion
slot.
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2. Set the paper lever to the released position to release the
paper.
3. Open the front cover if necessary.
4. Carefully pull down the jammed paper.
Note:
Do not touch the circuit board attached to the printer head when
handling the jammed paper.
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5. Close the front cover, if necessary, then press the Power
button to turn the printer off and back on.
6. Make sure that the Paper check light is on and PAPER OUT.
LOAD PAPER is displayed on the LCD panel. To load the paper,
see “Using Roll Paper” on page 241 or “Using Cut Sheet
Media” on page 267.
If you do not resume printing afterwards, make sure the print
heads are in the home (far right) position. If not, turn the printer
on, wait until the print heads move to the home position, then
turn off the printer.
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Caution:
If the print heads are not left in the home position, print quality
may decline.
Troubleshooting on the Optional Auto Take-up
Reel Unit
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ The roll paper may not have sufficient slack around the auto
take-up reel unit. Make sure that there is adequate slack
between the roll paper and the take-up reel core. See “Loading
roll paper onto the take-up reel core” on page 256.
❏ The Auto switch on the auto take-up reel unit may not be
positioned for the direction you want. Select a direction using
the Auto switch on the control box. See “Taking-up your
prints” on page 263.
❏ If the Sensor light flashes slowly when you are not printing,
there may be an external obstacle between the emitter and
detector, or sensor adjustment may not be set properly. Check
for an obstacle in the space where the paper is needed for
taking up, or adjust the sensor position. See “Adjusting the
sensor” on page 255.
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❏ If the Sensor light is still flashing, the printer will print the job
for approximately three meters and stop printing. Set the
paper lever to the released position, then check that the roll
paper is set properly and that there is no external obstruction
in the sensor detection area. If the roll paper is not set
properly, wind the excess paper up and set the paper lever to
the secured position.
❏ If the Sensor light is flashing rapidly, the auto take-up reel
unit is locked. Turn the printer OFF and ON again.
❏ If the Sensor light is off, the sensor cable may not be connected
properly. Check the connection of the sensor cables.
Contacting Customer Support
If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your
product documentation, contact customer support services for
assistance. Check your Pan-European Warranty Document for
information on how to contact EPSON Customer support. They
will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the
following information:
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
❏ Product model
❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product
software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Your computer operating system name and version
❏ Names and versions of the software applications you
normally use with your product
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Go to http://www.epson.com and select the Support section of
your local EPSON web site for the latest drivers, FAQs, manuals
and other downloadables.
Epson's Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems
that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting information in
your printer documentation.
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Technical Support Web Site
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Paper Information
Epson offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet
most high-quality printing needs.
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See “Epson Special Media” on page 370 for more detailed
information on the Epson special media.
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Roll paper
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Media Name
Paper
Thickness
Borderless
Printing
Spindle
ICC Profile
Premium Glossy
Photo Paper (250)
0.3 mm
R
3"
Pro9800 7800
PGPP250.icc
Premium Luster
Photo Paper (250)
0.3 mm
R
3"
Pro9800 7800
PLPP250.icc
Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper (250)
0.3 mm
R
3"
Pro9800 7800
PSPP250.icc
Premium
Semimatte Photo
Paper (250)
0.3 mm
R
3"
Pro9800 7800
PSmPP250.icc
Photo Paper
Gloss 250
0.3 mm
R
3"
Pro9800 7800
PPG250.icc
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Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
0.2 mm
R
2"
Pro9800 7800
PGPP.icc
Photo Glossy
Paper
0.2 mm
R
2"
Pro9800 7800
PGP.icc
Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper
0.2 mm
R
2"
Pro9800 7800
PSPP.icc
Photo Semigloss
Paper
0.2 mm
R
2"
Pro9800 7800
PSP.icc
Doubleweight
Matte Paper
0.2 mm
R
2"
Pro9800 7800
DWMP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
DWMP_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
DWMP.icc
Singleweight
Matte Paper
0.1 mm
NR
2"
Pro9800 7800
SWMP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
SWMP_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
SWMP.icc
EPSON Proofing
Paper Semimatte
(Commercial)
0.2 mm
NR
2"
Pro9800 7800
PPSmC.icc
Enhanced Matte
Paper
0.3 mm
NR
3"
Pro9800 7800
EMP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
EMP_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
EMP.icc
Watercolor Paper
- Radiant White
0.3 mm
NR
3"H
Pro9800 7800
WCRW_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
WCRW_MK.icc
Textured Fine Art
Paper
0.4 mm
NR
3"H
Pro9800 7800
TFAP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
TFAP_MK.icc
Photo Grade
Glossy Paper
Photo Grade
Semigloss Paper
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0.5 mm
NR
2"
Pro9800 7800
Canvas_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
Canvas_MK.icc
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Enhanced
Synthetic Paper
0.1 mm
NR
2"H
Pro9400 7400
ESP.icc
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Enhanced
Adhesive
Synthetic Paper
0.2 mm
NR
2"H
Pro9400 7400
EASP.icc
✽ In the Borderless Printing column, R stands for Recommended and NR stands
for Not Recommended.
✽✽ In the Spindle column, H stands for High Tension.
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Media Name
Paper
Thickness
Borderless
Printing
ICC Profile
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
0.3 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
PGPP.icc
Premium Luster Photo
Paper
0.3 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
PLPP.icc
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
0.3 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
PSPP.icc
Singleweight Matte
Paper
0.1 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
SWMP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
SWMP_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
SWMP.icc
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
PQIJP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
PQIJP_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
PQIJP.icc
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
English
Canvas
0.1 mm
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EPSON Proofing Paper
Semimatte
(Commercial)
0.2 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
PPSmC.icc
Archival Matte Paper
0.3 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
ARMP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
ARMP_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
ARMP.icc
Enhanced Matte Paper
Pro9800 7800
EMP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
EMP_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
EMP.icc
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Watercolor
Paper-Radiant White
0.3 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
WCRW_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
WCRW_MK.icc
UltraSmooth Fine Art
Paper
0.5 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
USFAP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
USFAP_MK.icc
Velvet Fine Art Paper
0.5 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
VFAP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
VFAP_MK.icc
Textured Fine Art Paper
0.7 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
TFAP_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
TFAP_MK.icc
Enhanced Matte
Posterboard
1.3 mm
Right and
Left sides
only
Pro9800 7800
EMPB_PK.icc
Pro9800 7800
EMPB_MK.icc
Pro9400 7400
EMPB.icc
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Product Information
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Printer Specifications
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Printing
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Printing
method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle
configuration
EPSON Stylus Pro
9400/7400
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Black: 180 nozzles × 2
(Matte Black × 2)
Color: 180 nozzles × 6
(Cyan × 2, Magenta × 2, Yellow × 2)
EPSON Stylus Pro
9800/7800
Black: 180 nozzles × 3
(Photo Black or Matte Black, Light
Black, Light Light Black)
Color: 180 nozzles × 5
(Cyan, Magenta, Light Cyan, Light
Magenta, Yellow)
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Character mode
Character Pitch
Printing Column
10 cpi*
237 (EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400)
437 (EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400)
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Raster graphic
mode
(EPSON Stylus
Pro 7800/7400)
Horizontal
resolution
Printable width
Available dots
360 dpi*
617.6 mm
(24.31 inches)
8,753
720 dpi
617.6 mm
(24.31 inches)
17,506
1440 dpi
617.6 mm
(24.31 inches)
35,013
2880 dpi
617.6 mm
(24.31 inches)
70,027
Horizontal
resolution
Printable width
Available dots
360 dpi*
1125.6 mm
(44.31 inches)
15,953
720 dpi
1125.6 mm
(44.31 inches)
31,906
1440 dpi
1125.6 mm
(44.31 inches)
63,813
2880 dpi
1125.6 mm
(44.31 inches)
127,627
* dots per inch
Raster graphic
mode
(EPSON Stylus
Pro 9800/9400)
* dots per inch
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Resolution
Maximum 2880 × 1440 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional
Control code
ESC/P Raster
Product Information
1/6 inch or programmable in 1440 inch
increments
Paper feed speed
245 ± 10 mm seconds per 1/6 inch line
RAM
64 MB (EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400)
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128 MB (EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400)
Character tables
PC 437 (US, Standard Europe)
PC 850 (Multilingual)
Character sets
EPSON Courier 10 cpi
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Line spacing
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Printable area
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A
B-L
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B-R
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C
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A
B-L
B-R
C
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Roll paper
The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")
Cut sheets
The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")
Roll paper
The minimum left margin is 0.0 mm (0")
Cut sheets
The minimum left margin is 0.0 mm (0")
Roll paper
The minimum right margin is 0.0 mm (0")
Cut sheets
The minimum right margin is 0.0 mm (0")
Roll paper
The minimum bottom margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")
Cut sheets
The minimum bottom margin is 14.0 mm (0.55")
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For roll paper, the following margin widths can be selected using
the control panel as follows. For details, see “ROLL PAPER
MARGIN” on page 214.
Parameter
A
B-L
B-R
C
TOP/BOTTOM 15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
3 mm
15 mm
TOP 35/BOTTOM 15 mm
35 mm
3 mm
3 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
Note:
The printer automatically detects the dimensions of the paper that is
loaded. Print data that exceeds the printable area of the paper cannot be
printed.
Mechanical
Paper feed method
Friction
Paper path
Roll paper
Cut sheets (manual insertion)
Dimensions
EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400 (without Stand):
Width: 1178 mm (47.12 inches)
Depth: 501 mm (20.04 inches)
Height: 560 mm (22.4 inches)
EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400:
Width: 1702 mm (68.08 inches)
Depth: 678 mm (27.12 inches)
Height: 1196 mm (47.84 inches)
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EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400:
Approx. 49 kg (107.8 lb) without consumables
EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400:
Approx. 90 kg (198 lb) without consumables
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Weight
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Stand:
Approx. 10.5 kg (23.1 lb)
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Electrical
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Rated voltage
100 to 240 V
Input voltage range
90 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 - 0.5 A
Power consumption
EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400:
Approx. 50 W or less when printing
(ISO10561 Letter Pattern)
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400:
Approx. 55 W or less when printing
(ISO10561 Letter Pattern)
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6 W or less in sleep mode
Approx. 1 W or less when printer is off
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Check the label on the back of the printer for voltage information.
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Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
Operation
10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Print Quality
Guarantee
15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F)
Storage
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
Operation
20 to 80% RH*
Print Quality
Guarantee
40 to 60% RH*
Storage
20 to 85% RH**
* Without condensation
** Stored in shipping container
Operational conditions (temperature and humidity):
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Initialization
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Hardware initialization at power on
The printer mechanism is set to its
initial state.
The input data buffer and print
buffer are cleared.
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The printer returns to the default
condition last set.
Software initialization when the
ESC@ (initialize the printer)
command is received
The print buffer is cleared.
Panel button initialization by
pressing the Pause button on the
control panel for 3 seconds, or *INIT
signal is sent
Print head capping occurs.
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The printer returns to the default
condition last set.
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Paper is ejected, if any.
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The input data buffer and print
buffer are cleared.
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The printer returns to the default
condition last set.
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Standards and Approvals
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Safety
UL 60950
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CSA 22.2 No. 60950
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EN 60950
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EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 class B
AS/NZS CISPR 22 class B
EMC Directive 89/336/ECC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
Paper
Roll paper:
Size (Epson Stylus
Pro 7800/7400)
203 mm (8 inches) to 610 mm (24.4 inches) (W) ×
45000 mm (1800 inches) (L) when internal diameter
is 2 inches
203 mm (8 inches) to 610 mm (24.4 inches) (W) ×
202000 mm (8080 inches) (L) when internal
diameter is 3 inches
Size (Epson Stylus
Pro 9800/9400)
203 mm (8 inches) to 1118 mm (44.72 inches) (W) ×
45000 mm (1800 inches) (L) when internal diameter
is 2 inches
203 mm (8 inches) to 1118 mm (44.72 inches) (W) ×
202000 mm (8080 inches) (L) when internal
diameter is 3 inches
Outer diameter
103 mm (4.12 inches) maximum when 2/3 dual roll
feed spindle is set as 2 inch roll paper spindle
150 mm (6 inches) maximum when 2/3 dual roll
feed spindle is set as 3 inch roll paper spindle.
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Paper types
Plain paper, special papers distributed by Epson
Thickness
(for plain paper)
0.08 to 0.11 mm (0.003 to 0.004 inches)
Weight
(for plain paper)
64 gf/m² (17 lb) to 90 gf/m² (24 lb)
Product Information
Cut sheets:
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Size
EPSON Stylus Pro 7800/7400:
203 to 610 mm (W) × 279 to 1580 mm (L)
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400:
203 to 1118 mm (W) × 279 to 1580 mm (L)
Paper types
Plain paper, special papers distributed by Epson
Thickness
(for plain paper)
0.08 to 0.11 mm (0.003 to 0.004 inches)
Weight
(for plain paper)
64 gf/m² (17 lb) to 90 gf/m² (24 lb)
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Note:
❏ 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 before purchasing large quantities or printing large
jobs.
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❏ 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.
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❏ When the paper is curled or folded, flatten them before loading.
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Paper size
Roll paper and cut
sheet paper size
Letter (8.5 ×11 inches, 215.9 × 279.4 mm)
US B (11 × 17 inches)
US C (17 × 22 inches)
US D (22 × 34 inches)
US E (34 × 44 inches)*
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
Super A3/B (329 × 483 mm)
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
A1 (594 × 841 mm)
Super A1 (24 × 36 inches)
A0 (841 × 1189 mm)*
Super A0 (914 × 1292 mm)*
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
B4 (257 × 364 mm)
B3 (364 × 514 mm)
B2 (515 × 728 mm)
B1 (728 × 1030 mm)*
B1 (Landscape 1030 × 728 mm)*
B0 (1030 × 1456 mm)*
Super B0 (1118 × 1580 mm)*
44 × 36 inches*
30 × 24 inches
16 × 20 inches
11 × 14 inches
8 × 10 inches
60 × 90 cm
40 × 60 cm
30 × 40 cm
* for EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/9400 use only.
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Ink cartridges
EPSON Stylus Pro
9400/7400
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Matte Black
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Cyan
Magenta
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Yellow
EPSON Stylus Pro
9800/7800
Photo Black
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Matte Black
Light Black
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Light Light Black
Cyan
Magenta
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Yellow
Light Cyan
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Light Magenta
Cartridge life
2 years from production date if unopened.
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Within 6 months after opening package.
Temperature
Storage (uninstalled)
-30 to 40°C (-22 to 105°F)
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1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Storage (installed)
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
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1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Capacity
110 ml
220 ml
Dimensions
110 ml/220ml:
27.1 mm (W) × 185 mm (D) × 107 mm (H)
(1.08 inches (W) × 7.4 inches (D) × 4.28 inches (H))
Weight
110 ml: Approx. 250 g (8.82 oz)
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220 ml: Approx. 370 g (13.05 oz)
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Caution:
Epson recommends the use of original Epson ink cartridges only.
Other products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage
to your printer not covered by Epson's warranties.
System Requirements
To use your printer with Windows
Your computer should also meet the following system
requirements:
Minimum system
Recommended system
Pentium 330 MHz for Windows XP
Pentium 150 MHz for Windows Me
Pentium 133 MHz for Windows 2000
Pentium for Windows 98
Stylus Pro 9400/7400:
Pentium4 1.6 GHz
128 MB RAM for Windows XP
64 MB RAM for Windows 2000
32 MB RAM for Windows Me and 98
256 MB RAM or more
100 MB or more hard disk space
8 GB or more free disk space
VGA monitor
SVGA or better monitor
Stylus Pro 9800/7400:
Pentium4 1.8 GHz
Your computer dealer can help you update your system if it does
not meet these requirements.
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To use your printer with Mac OS 9.x
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Your computer should also meet the following system
requirements:
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Minimum system
Recommended system
PowerPC
PowerPC G4 800 MHz or higher processor
Mac OS 9.1 or later
Mac OS 9.1 or later
128 MB available memory
256 MB or more available memory
60 MB free disk space
2 GB or more free disk space
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Note:
The amount of available memory varies according to the number and
kind of applications that are open. To see how much memory is available,
choose About This Computer from the Apple menu and refer to the
memory size (listed in kilobytes) under “Largest Unused Block”
(1,024 K = 1 MB).
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9
9
To use your printer with Mac OS X
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Your computer should also meet the following system
requirements:
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Minimum system
Recommended system
Computer that can run
Mac OS X 10.2.0
PowerPC G4 800 MHZ or higher processor
Mac OS X 10.2.0 or later
Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later
128 MB or more available
memory
256 MB or more of available memory
60 MB or more free disk space
2 GB or more free disk space
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Note:
To see how much memory is available, choose About this Mac from
the Apple menu.
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Interface Specifications
Your printer is equipped with a USB interface, an IEEE1394
interface and an Ethernet interface.
USB interface
The printer’s built-in USB interface is based on the standards
specified in the Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 2.0,
the Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1, and the
Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing Devices
Version 1.1. This interface has the following characteristics.
Standard
Based on Universal Serial Bus Specifications
Revision 2.0, Universal Serial Bus Specification
Revision 1.1, Universal Serial Bus Device Class
Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.1
Bit rate
480 Mbps (High Speed Mode)
12 Mbps (Full Speed Device)
Data encoding
NRZI
Adaptable connector
USB Series B
Recommended cable
length
5 meters (5.5 yard)
Note:
Only computer equipped with a USB connector and running
Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or Mac OS 9.x to X.10.x support the USB
interface.
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IEEE1394 Interface
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The IEEE 1394 interface has the following characteristics.
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Basic specifications
Data transfer method
Half-duplex Data/Strobe differential serial
Synchronization
method
DS-Link bit level encoding
Encoding/decoding
DS-Link bit level encoding
Compatible
connectors
IEEE 1394-1995 compliant plug (6 contact)
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Connector pin signal layout
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Pin
number
Signal
name
Function
1
VP
Cable power supply
2
VG
Cable ground
3
TPB*
Strobe during receipt, data during
transmission (differential pair)
4
TPB
5
TPA*
6
TPA
9
9
Data during receipt, strobe during
transmission (differential pair)
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9
Power class
Power class code 100
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No power supply from external sources
Fitted with a repeat function with bus power
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Chapter 10
Options and Consumable Products
Options
The following options are available for use with your printer.
Note:
The availability of options and consumable products varies by location.
Roll paper spindle
To use optional spindles, see “Using Roll Paper” on page 241.
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2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle
(for Stylus Pro 9800/9400)
C12C811151
2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle (High Tension)
(for Stylus Pro 9800/9400)
C12C811152
2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle
(for Stylus Pro 7800/7400)
C12C811161
2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle (High Tension)
(for Stylus Pro 7800/7400)
C12C811155
Options and Consumable Products
This option is for Stylus Pro 9800/9400 only.
This option takes up your printed roll paper documents
automatically. The unit contains the Take-Up Reel Core, a drive
unit and movable unit which are attached to the printer, and
drafting tape. To install and use this option, see the optional Auto
Take-Up Reel Unit User’s Guide.
Auto Take-Up Reel Unit
C12C815251
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Auto Take-Up Reel Unit
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10
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Manual Cutter Unit
This option helps you cut your printed roll paper manually. To
install and use the cutter, see the attached manual.
Manual Cutter Unit (for Stylus Pro 9800/9400)
Manual Cutter Unit (for Stylus Pro 7800/7400)
Manual Cutter Spare Blade
C12C815182
C12C815231
C12C815192
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Interface card
To install optional interface card, see the Unpacking and Setup
Guide.
EpsonNet 10/100 Base Tx Int. Print Server 5
C12C82434✽
Note:
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit of the product code, which
varies by location.
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Interface cable
IEEE 1394 Cable 2.9 m
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C12C836321
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Consumable Products
The following consumable products are available for use with
your printer.
Paper cutter
If you notice the edge of the paper is not cut cleanly, you can
replace the cutter blade. See “Replacing the Paper Cutter” on page
296.
Auto Cutter Spare Blade
C12C815241
Maintenance Tank
This tank absorbs discharged liquid. If it becomes full, you need
to replace it. See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 295.
Maintenance Tank
C12C890191
Ink cartridges
To replace ink cartridges, see “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page
281.
Note:
The product number varies by country.
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400 ink cartridges
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Ink cartridge (Matte Black)
110 ml: T5668
220 ml: T5678
Ink cartridge (Cyan)
110 ml: T5662
220 ml: T5672
Ink cartridge (Magenta)
110 ml: T5663
220 ml: T5673
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Ink cartridge (Yellow)
110 ml: T5664
220 ml: T5674
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10
10
EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 ink cartridges
Ink cartridge (Photo Black)
110 ml: T5621
220 ml: T5631
Ink cartridge (Matte Black)
110 ml: T5668
220 ml: T5678
Ink cartridge (Cyan)
110 ml: T5622
220 ml: T5632
Ink cartridge (Magenta)
110 ml: T5623
220 ml: T5633
Ink cartridge (Yellow)
110 ml: T5624
220 ml: T5634
Ink cartridge (Light Cyan)
110 ml: T5625
220 ml: T5635
Ink cartridge (Light Magenta)
110 ml: T5626
220 ml: T5636
Ink Cartridge (Light Black)
110 ml: T5627
220 ml: T5637
Options and Consumable Products
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10
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10
10
10
10
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Ink cartridge (Light Light Black)
110 ml: T5629
220 ml: T5639
Epson Special Media
Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, Epson
offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most
high-quality printing needs.
Note:
❏ The availability of special media varies by country.
❏ The names of some special media vary by country. Use the product
number to confirm the type of special media you need or have.
❏ For the latest information on media available in your area, contact
Epson customer support web site. See “Contacting Customer
Support” on page 346.
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Options and Consumable Products
Media Name
Size
Product
Code
Recommended
Application
Premium Glossy
Photo Paper (250)
16" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041742
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
Photo Contract
Proofing
S041638
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041639
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041640
10" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041644
300 mm × 30.5 m
S041646
16" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041737
20" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041645
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041461
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041462
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041463
16" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041743
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041641
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041642
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041643
16" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041738
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041655
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041656
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041657
17" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041892
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041893
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041894
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041895
Premium Luster
Photo Paper (250)
Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper (250)
Premium
Semimatte Photo
Paper (250)
Photo Paper Gloss
250
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Roll paper
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
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Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Photo Glossy
Paper
Photo Grade
Glossy Paper
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041390
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041391
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041392
420 mm × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041778
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
SP91021
Photo Contract
Proofing
S041475
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
SP91001
S041476
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
SP91002
S041477
Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper
Photo Semigloss
Paper
Photo Grade
Semigloss Paper
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041393
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041394
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041395
420 mm × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041779
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
SP91022
S041478
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
SP91003
S041479
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
SP91004
S041480
Doubleweight
Matte Paper
Singleweight
Matte Paper
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24" × 82’ (25 m)
S041385
36" × 82’ (25 m)
S041386
44" × 82’ (25 m)
S041387
17" × 131’ (40 m)
S041746
24" × 131’ (40 m)
S041853
36" × 131’ (40 m)
S041854
44" × 131’ (40 m)
S041855
Options and Consumable Products
POP
2D CAD/GIS
Imposition
Proofing
Enhanced Matte
Paper
Watercolor Paper
- Radiant White
Textured Fine Art
Paper
Canvas
Enhanced
Synthetic Paper
Enhanced
Adhesive
Synthetic Paper
13" × 50’ (15 m)
S041668
17" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041724
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041658
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041659
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041660
17" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041725
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041595
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041596
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041597
24" × 59’ (18 m)
S041396
36" × 59’ (18 m)
S041397
44" × 59’ (18 m)
S041398
17" × 50’ (15 m)
S041745
24" × 50’ (15 m)
S041447
36" × 50’ (15 m)
S041448
44" × 50’ (15 m)
S041449
24" × 40’ (12 m)
S041531
36" × 40’ (12 m)
S041532
44" × 40’ (12 m)
S041533
17" × 131’ (40 m)
S041726
24" × 131’ (40 m)
S041614
36" × 131’ (40 m)
S041615
44" × 131’ (40 m)
S041616
24" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041617
36" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041618
44" × 100’ (30.5 m)
S041619
Contract
Proofing
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EPSON Proofing
Paper Semimatte
(Commercial)
10
POP
3D CAD/GIS
Photo/Fine Art
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10
Photo/Fine Art
10
10
10
10
POP
Sign and Display
10
10
POP
Sign and Display
Options and Consumable Products
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10
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Cut sheets
Media Name
Size
Product
Code
Recommended
Application
Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Super A3/B
S041289
Photo
S041316
Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Super A3/B
S041407
Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper
Super A3/B
S041328
Singleweigh
Matte Paper
Super A3/B
S041909
A2
S041910
US-C
S041907
LTR
S041029
Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper
S041327
POP
2D CAD/GIS
Imposition
Proofing
S041062
A4
S041061
EPSON Proofing
Paper Semimatte
(Commercial)
Super A3/B
S041744
Contract
Proofing
Archival Matte
Paper
Super A3/B
S041340
US-C
S041908
POP
3D CAD/GIS
Photo/Fine Art
Watercolor
Paper-Radiant
White
Super A3
S041352
Photo/Fine Art
Super B
S041351
UltraSmooth Fine
Art Paper
Super A3/B
S041869
US-C
S041897
Velvet Fine Art
Paper
Super A3/B
S041637
Textured Fine Art
Paper
24" × 30"
S041450
36" × 44"
S041451
Enhanced Matte
Paper
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24" × 30"
S041598
30" × 40"
S041599
Sign and Display
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Enhanced Matte
Posterboard
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10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
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Glossary
The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
application
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word
processing or financial planning.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding
system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols.
banding
The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics. This occurs
when the print heads are misaligned. See also MicroWeave.
bit
A binary digit (0 or 1), which is the smallest unit of information used by a printer
or computer.
brightness
The lightness or darkness of an image.
buffer
The portion of the printer's memory used to store data before printing it.
byte
A unit of information consisting of eight bits.
characters per inch (cpi)
A measure of the size of text characters, sometimes referred to as pitch.
CMYK
Cyan (blue-green), magenta, yellow, and black. These colored inks are used to
create the subtractive system array of printed color.
color matching
A method of processing color data so that colors displayed on a computer screen
closely match colors in printouts. A variety of color-matching software is
available. See also ColorSync and sRGB.
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Glossary
Macintosh software that is designed so you get WYSIWYG (What You See Is What
You Get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your screen.
cpi
See characters per inch.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or
initialized.
DMA
Direct Memory Access. A data transfer feature that by-passes a computer’s CPU
and allows direct communication between the computer’s memory and
peripheral devices (such as printers).
dot matrix
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by a pattern
(matrix) of individual dots.
dpi
Dots per inch. The dpi measures the resolution. See also resolution.
drive
A memory device, such as CD-ROM, hard disk, or floppy disk. In Windows, a
letter is assigned to each drive for easy management.
driver
A software program that sends instructions to a computer peripheral to tell it
what to do. For example, your printer driver accepts print data from your word
processor application and sends instructions to the printer on how to print this
data.
economy printing
Printing in which images are printed with fewer dots to save ink.
error diffusion
Error diffusion blends individual colored dots with the colors of the surrounding
dots to create the appearance of natural colors. By blending colored dots, the
printer can achieve excellent colors and subtle color gradation. This method is
best suited for printing documents that contain detailed graphics or photographic
images.
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English
ColorSync
ESC/P
Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This system of commands
gives you control of your printer from your computer. It is standard for all Epson
printers and supported by most application programs for personal computers.
ESC/P Raster
A command language that gives you control of your printer from your computer.
Commands in this language produce laser-like features, such as enhanced
graphics printing.
font
A style of type designated by a family name.
grayscale
A scale of shades of gray from black to white. Grayscale is used to represent colors
when printing with black ink only.
halftones
Patterns of black or colored dots used to reproduce an image.
halftoning
Method of using dot patterns to represent an image. Halftoning makes it possible
to produce varying shades of gray using only black dots, or a nearly infinite array
of colors using only a few colors of dots. See also halftones.
head alignment
The operation to correct any misalignment of the print heads. Vertical banding
will be corrected.
head cleaning
The operation to clean any clogged nozzles for correct printing.
high speed printing
Printing in which images are printed in both directions. This provides faster
printing.
initialization
Returns the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions). This happens every
time you turn on the printer or reset the printer.
ink cartridge
The cartridge which contains ink.
ink jet
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by precisely
spraying ink onto paper.
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The connection between the computer and the printer. A serial interface transmits
data one bit at a time.
interface cable
The cable that connects between the computer and the printer.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. Shows various messages according to status of the
printer.
local printer
The printer which is connected to the computer’s port directly by interface cable.
media
Materials upon which data is printed, such as roll paper and cut sheets, plain
paper, and special paper.
memory
The part of the printer’s electronic system that is used to store information (data).
Some information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates.
Information that is sent to the printer from the computer is stored in the memory
temporarily. See also RAM and ROM.
MicroWeave
Printing in which images are printed in finer increments to reduce the possibility
of banding and to produce laser-like images. See also banding.
monochrome
This means printing with only one color of ink, which is generally black ink.
nozzle
Fine tubes in the print head through which ink is sprayed on the page. Print
quality may decline if print head nozzles are clogged.
nozzle check
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you perform a nozzle
check, the printer prints the firmware (ROM) version and a nozzle check pattern.
online help
Helpful comments related to the current window or dialog box.
Peer-to-peer networks
Windows 98 support peer-to-peer networking. Any computer can access the
resources of a computer on the network.
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interface
PhotoEnhance
The Epson software to change the shade of tone, to correct image data and to
change the sharpness of the image data.
port
An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices.
printable area
The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical
size of the page due to margins.
printer driver
A software program that sends commands for using the features of a particular
printer. Often shortened to “driver”. See also driver.
printing mode
The number of dots per inch used to represent an image.
EPSON Stylus Pro 9400/7400 has three printing mode settings: SuperFine (1440
dpi), Fine (720 dpi), and Normal (360 dpi).
EPSON Stylus Pro 9800/7800 has four printing mode settings: SuperPhoto (2880
dpi), SuperFine (1440 dpi), Fine (720 dpi), and Normal (360 dpi).
print queue
If your printer is connected to a network, print jobs that are sent to the printer
while it is busy are stored in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be
printed.
Progress Meter
A meter that shows the progress of the current print job for Windows.
RAM
Random Access Memory. The portion of the printer's memory used as a buffer
and for storing user-defined characters. All data stored in RAM is lost when the
printer is turned off.
reset
To return a printer to its defaults by turning the printer off and then back on.
resolution
The number of dots per inch used to represent an image.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A portion of memory that can only be read and cannot be
used for data storage. ROM retains its contents when you turn off the printer.
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Red, green, and blue. These colors, in phosphors irradiated by the computer
monitor's electron gun, are used to create the additive array of screen colors.
SelecType settings
Settings made using the printer’s control panel. In the SelecType mode, various
printer settings that are not available using the printer driver, such as test print
settings, can be made.
serial interface
See interface.
spool
The first step in printing, in which the printer driver converts the print data into
codes that your printer understands. This data is then sent to the printer directly
or to the print server.
Spool Manager
The software program that converts print data into codes that your printer
understands. See also spool.
sRGB
Windows software that is designed so you get WYSIWYG (What You See Is What
You Get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your screen.
Status Monitor
The software program that allows you to check the printer’s status.
subtractive colors
Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light and reflect others.
See also CMYK.
utility
A program for carrying out a specific function, which is usually related to system
maintenance.
WYSIWYG
Acronym for What You See Is What You Get. This term is used to describe
printout that looks exactly as it appeared on screen.
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English
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Index
A
Advanced Photo, 26, 110, 169
Advanced settings
Mac OS 9, 111
Mac OS X, 170
Windows, 27
Auto Rotate
Mac OS 9, 134
Windows, 58
B
Background printing, 147
Black ink cartridges, 286
Buttons, 197
C
Cleaning
printer, 303
Color setting
Mac OS 9, 111
Windows, 28
ColorSync setting, 110, 169
Configuration settings, 146
Consumable products, 368
Contacting EPSON, 346
Customer support, 346
Custom mode
Mac OS 9, 110
Mac OS X, 169
Windows, 26
Cut sheet media
media type, 370
using, 267
D
Dual roll feed spindle, 242
382
Index
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E
EPSON Monitor IV, 148
EPSON special media, 240, 347, 370
EPSON Spool Manager, 79
EPSON StatusMonitor
Mac OS 9, 139, 144
Mac OS X, 190
Windows, 80
Error indication, 314
H
Head Alignment, 224
I
Ink cartridges, 281, 286, 368
L
Layout menu (Windows), 60 to 65
Loadig cut sheet media, 267
Loading roll paper, 246
M
Maintenance Mode, 235
Maintenance tank, 295
Media Type setting
Mac OS 9, 105
Mac OS X, 165
Windows, 20
Menu mode, 205
head alignment, 222
menus, 206
paper configuration, 220
printer setting, 212
setting procedure, 211
Multi-page printing
Windows, 63, 64
N
Notes for media, 240
Nozzle check pattern, 223
Index
383
O
Online help
Mac OS 9, 143
Mac OS X, 195
Windows, 76
Options, 366
P
Page line, 252
Paper basket, 274
Paper cutter, 296
Paper Thickness, 230
PhotoEnhance settings
Mac OS 9, 116
Windows, 34
Preview feature
Mac OS 9, 122
Mac OS X, 185
Windows, 43
Printer driver
Mac OS 9, 105
Windows, 20
Printer Software
uninstalling (Mac OS 9), 154
uninstalling (Mac OS X), 195
uninstalling (Windows), 97
updating, 97
Printer Software for Macintosh (Mac OS X)
utilities, 188 to 195
Printer utilities
Mac OS 9, 139
Windows, 66
Print Quality setting
Mac OS 9, 112
Mac OS X, 170
Windows, 28
Progress Meter, 77
R
Replacing
Ink cartridges, 281
Maintenance tank, 295
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Roll paper
loading, 246
media type, 370
Roll Paper saving
Mac OS 9, 135
Mac OS X, 182
Windows, 59
S
Specifications
electrical, 355
interface, 364
Standards and Approvals, 357
Spindle
attaching and removing, 244
attaching the roll paper, 241
removing the roll paper, 243
Status Message, 201
Status Sheet, 233
System requirements
Mac OS 9, 363
Mac OS X, 363
Windows, 362
T
Technical support, 346
Thick paper, 271
Transport the printer, 307
Troubleshooting, 314
U
Utilities
Macintosh (Mac OS X), 188 to 195
Utility
Speed & Progress, 73
Using, 84
Index
385