Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 User`s guide

User’s Guide
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EPSON Stylus Pro GS6000
User’s Guide
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Contents
Contents
Copyrights and Trademarks
Handling Paper
Using Roll Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Loading roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Note for fixing roll paper holders . . . . . . . . . .34
Setting roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Setting paper type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Replacing Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Paper type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Cautions on handling paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Precautions on storing paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Paper size / Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Head height adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Installing paper holder plates . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Ejecting Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Cutting roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Using Auto Take-Up Reel Unit . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Special caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Handling waste ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Choosing a place for the printer . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Setting up the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Using the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Handling ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Transporting printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Introduction
Printer Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Front section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Rear section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Adjust Printing
Print head alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Aligning the print head using
EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Aligning the print head using
the control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Adjusting Paper Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
How to adjust paper feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
How to fix the paper firmly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
The Control Panel
Buttons, Lights, and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Menu Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Using the Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Menu list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Details of Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Maintenance Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Maintenance mode list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Making the Custom Paper Type Setting . . . . . . .28
Options and Consumable Products
Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Recommended paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Cleaning cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Carrying bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Maintenance kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Ink cleaner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Using the Printer Software
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
EPSON Network Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
EpsonNet Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
EpsonNet Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Uninstalling the communication driver . . . . .31
Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel. . . . .31
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Maintenance and Move or Transportation
Where To Get Help
Technical Support Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Before Contacting Epson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Help for Users in North America . . . . . . . . . .83
Help for Users in Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Help for Users in Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Help for Users in Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Help for Users in Thailand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Help for Users in Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Help for Users in Indonesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Help for Users in Hong Kong . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Help for Users in Malaysia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Help for Users in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Help for Users in the Philippines . . . . . . . . . .87
Where to Set up the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Instructions for placing the printer . . . . . . . . .53
Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Details of kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Metallic Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Ink Cleaner (Option) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Disposal of Waste Inks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Replacing Ink Cartridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
When ink needs to be replaced/When ink
gets low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Confirming the ink cartridge remaining . . . .56
About ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Replacing ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Replacing Flushing Pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Cleaning the cleaning wiper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Cleaning around the print head. . . . . . . . . . . .62
Adjusting the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Nozzle check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Head cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Head washing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Automatic maintenance function . . . . . . . . . .67
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Cleaning outside of the printer . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Cleaning inside of the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Keeping the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
If you do not used the printer for a long time70
Protecting the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Moving or Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . .70
Moving the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Transporting the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Product Information
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Connection requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Standards and Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Index
Problem Solver
Error Messages on the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
When the maintenance request error occurs .75
When the service call error occurs. . . . . . . . . .75
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Cannot print at all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Paper-related troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Printing-related troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . .79
The paper is jammed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
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Safety Instructions
❏ When not using the printer for a long period
(one week or more), perform head cleaning
once a week. If head cleaning is not
performed, the print head may get clogged.
Doing so will preserve print quality.
Safety Instructions
Important Safety
Instructions
See “Head cleaning” on page 66
❏ Clean the cleaning wiper once a month, or
when blurs or gaps appear on printed paper
after head cleaning.
Read all of these instructions before using the
printer. Also be sure to follow all warnings and
instructions marked on the printer.
See “Cleaning the cleaning wiper” on page
60
❏ Clean around the print head when foreign
objects, such as dust or ink causing omitted
dots or ink drops are attached around the
print head.
Warnings, Cautions, and
Notes
w
See “Cleaning around the print head” on
page 62
Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
❏ Do not touch the steel belt; otherwise, you
may be injured.
c Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your
equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the
operation of the printer.
Special caution
❏ Do not bend or pull the waste ink drain tube.
The ink may leak and damage the printer.
There are some special cautions to be followed for
using the printer. Observe the following to
maintain the printer and your safety.
❏ Handle ink with care. See the following
section for the instructions.
❏ Avoid places subject to a direct wind from a
fan or air conditioner. A wind may dry the ink
in the head nozzles causing clogging that
affects ink jetting, and you will not be able to
obtain satisfactory printing results.
❏ Do not touch the paper guide during printing.
It is hot and may cause a burn.
❏ Do not touch the paper feed slot, platen or
paper guide while heaters are operating. They
are hot and may cause a burn.
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Emergency Measures
Handling waste ink
❏ If ink sticks to your skin, wash well with
plenty of soapy water. Consult your doctor if
your skin feels irritated or is discolored.
Observe the following when handling the waste
ink:
❏ If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately
with plenty of tap water and see a doctor as
soon as possible.
❏ Before using this product, please be sure to
read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
You can download it at your local Epson Web
site.
❏ If accidentally swallowed, do not vomit.
Consult a doctor as soon as possible.
❏ The waste ink from the printer is industrial
waste. Proper waste ink disposal in
compliance with the industrial waste disposal
laws and ordinances of your local
government is required. Consign disposal of
waste inks to an industrial waste disposer. At
this point, please provide the Waste Ink Data
Sheet to the industrial waste disposer. You
can download it at your local Epson Web site.
❏ If you inhaled the vapor, move to clean air
and consult a doctor if you feel dizzy or
nauseous.
❏ If breathing has stopped, perform artificial
respiration immediately, and call for
emergency medical service.
❏ If spilled from the container, remove heat
sources, sparks and flame first, then wipe up
with a cloth. Used cloths containing ink
should be soaked in water until disposal.
❏ The workplace should be free from open
flame and well ventilated.
❏ Please handle the ink with care to avoid
having the ink come into contact with your
skin, eyes, and clothing, also to avoid
accidental ingestion.
Be careful not to inhale the vapors.
Choosing a place for the
printer
❏ Please wear a protective mask, eyewear,
gloves, long sleeves and long trousers to
avoid contact with the ink during the
operation.
Observe the following when choosing a place for
the printer:
❏ Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that
extends beyond the base of the printer in all
directions. The printer will not operate
properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
❏ Work clothes that become soiled with the ink
should be thoroughly cleaned.
❏ Avoid places subject to rapid changes in
temperature and humidity. Also, keep the
printer away from direct sunlight, strong
light, heat sources, or air conditioner.
❏ Please wash your hands and gargle well after
disposing of the ink.
❏ Do not bring food near the waste ink.
❏ Avoid places subject to dust, shocks, or
vibrations.
❏ Please store out of reach of children.
❏ Leave enough room around the printer to
allow for sufficient ventilation.
❏ Place the printer near a wall outlet where the
power plug can be easily unplugged.
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Safety Instructions
❏ When connecting the printer to a computer or
other device with a cable, ensure the correct
orientation of the connectors. Each connector
has only one correct orientation. Inserting a
connector in the wrong orientation may
damage both devices connected by the cable.
Setting up the printer
Observe the following when setting up the
printer:
❏ Do not block or cover the vents and openings
in the printer.
❏ This device has two power systems. There is a
risk of electric shock unless the two power
cables are unplugged during the
maintenance.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated
on the printer’s label.
❏ Use only the power cord that comes with the
printer. Use of another cord may result in fire
or electric shock.
Using the printer
Observe the following when using the printer:
❏ The printer’s power cord is for use with the
printer only. Use with other equipment may
result in fire or electric shock.
❏ Do not insert objects through the slots in the
printer.
❏ Be sure your AC power cord meets the
relevant local safety standard.
❏ Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.
❏ Do not put your hand inside the printer or
touch the ink cartridges during printing.
❏ Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as
photocopiers or air control systems that
regularly switch on and off.
❏ Do not use aerosol products that contain
flammable gases inside or around this
product. Doing so may cause fire.
❏ Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall
switches or automatic timers.
❏ Do not move the print head by hand;
otherwise, you may damage the printer.
❏ Keep the entire computer system away from
potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or the base
units of cordless telephones.
❏ Always turn the printer off using the Power
button. When this button is pressed, the
Power light flashes. Do not unplug the printer
or turn off the power to the outlet until the
Power light stops flashing.
❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
❏ Do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
❏ Do not store combustible materials on the
platen while performing the heater operation.
It could lead to fire.
❏ Unplug the printer and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
❏ Do not spill flammable liquid over the platen.
This could lead to fire.
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid
has entered the printer; the printer has been
dropped or the casing damaged; the printer
does not operate normally or exhibits a
distinct change in performance.
❏ Do not operate the paper lever during initial
operation. The print head portion may touch
the pressurizing roller portion, and cause a
malfunction.
❏ If you plan to use the printer in Germany, the
building installation must be protected by a
10 or 16 amp circuit breaker to provide
adequate short-circuit protection and
over-current protection for the printer.
❏ Do not drop waste ink when replacing the
flushing pad. If waste ink comes into contact
with the grid roller, the surface of the grid
roller will be damaged, and the media feed
function may be affected.
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Safety Instructions
❏ The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a
variety of cartridge related-information such
as the ink cartridge status, so that the
cartridge may be removed and reinserted
freely.
Handling ink cartridges
Observe the following when handling the ink
cartridges:
❏ If you remove an ink cartridge for later use,
protect the ink supply area from dirt and
dust, and store it in the same environment as
the printer. A valve in the ink supply port
makes covers or plugs unnecessary, but the
ink may stain items that come into contact
with this area of the cartridge. Do not touch
the ink supply port or the surrounding area.
❏ Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of
children. Do not allow children to drink from
or handle the cartridges.
❏ Shake an ink cartridge horizontally well
(about 5 seconds) before installing it for best
results.
Transporting printer
❏ When transporting the printer, consult your
Epson dealer.
c Caution:
Do not shake cartridges (that have been
installed previously) with too much force.
❏ Be careful when you handle used ink
cartridges, as there may be some ink
remaining around the ink supply port. If ink
gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly
with soap and water. If ink gets into your
eyes, flush them immediately with water. If
discomfort or vision problems remain after a
thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
❏ Use the ink cartridge before the date printed
on its package.
❏ Do not dismantle ink cartridges or try to refill
them. This could damage the print head.
❏ After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a
cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room
temperature for at least three hours before
using it.
❏ Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of
the cartridge. Doing so may prevent normal
operation and printing.
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Introduction
e. Maintenance cover
Introduction
Prevents the user from touching the inner
mechanical section. Open and close the cover
when cleaning the cleaning wiper or when
cleaning around the print head. It is normally
closed.
Printer Parts
f. Paper lever
Set or release the paper. Lower the lever to fix the
paper. Lower the lever more to fix the paper
firmly. Raise the lever to release the paper.
Front section
g. Ink drain tank
n
Collects waste ink discharged from the printer.
a
m
b
b
h. Stand
c
d
Use the stand when installing the printer on a
level floor.
e
i. Adjuster
e
l
Use the adjuster to fix the Stand.
f
j. AC inlet
h
i
k
g
Plug the power cords.
h
k. Auto Take-Up Reel Unit
i
Use the Auto Take-Up Reel Unit to roll up your
prints.
l. Paper guide
j
Use the paper guide for feeding paper smoothly
when the paper is set or printed. The heater (After
Heater) to dry ink is installed inside.
a. Front cover
Prevents a user from coming in contact with the
driving mechanism during the printer operation.
Open the front cover when you set paper or
remove jammed paper.
m. Platen
Installed inside of the front cover. The heater
(Platen Heater) to dry ink is installed.
b. Paper holder plate
n. Pressurizing rollers
Installed inside of the front cover. By attaching
paper holder plates to both sides of the paper, it is
possible to prevent warpage.
Installed inside of the front cover. Press and hold
the paper when printing.
c. Active indicator
Flashes when an error has occurred. See the error
message on the LCD panel to solve the problem.
d. Control panel
The control panel consists of buttons, lights, and a
liquid crystal display (LCD). Operation condition
setting, printer display and various function
settings are performed.
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Introduction
Features
Rear section
EPSON Stylus Pro GS6000 is a wide-format color
Eco-Solvent ink jet printer that supports 64-inch
roll paper.
g
b
a
b
The features of this printer are described below.
High-speed output
c
f
The new type print head achieves high-speed
output. It is compatible with paper up to
1,625 mm in width.
c
Wide variety of compatible paper
The head is adjustable to two levels of height and
compatible with paper up to 1.3 mm in thickness.
d
e
Vibrant color reproduction
a. Paper feed slot
Eight colors of ink are used for printing in order
to reproduce sharp and vivid colors. This printer
uses 950 ml large-capacity ink cartridges. Use of
variable dots can improve color reproduction.
Insert the paper from this slot.
b. Ink cartridge compartment
Insert the ink cartridges.
Multi-heater
c. Roll paper holders
Heaters are installed at three locations (pre,
platen, after) allowing solvent ink to fix better on
paper and dry quickly.
Set the roll paper to the roll paper holders, which
include flanges where roll paper is attached and
the levers that fix the roll paper holders.
Auto Take-Up Reel Unit
d. Network interface connector
Connects the printer to the network with a
network interface cable.
This automatically takes up printed paper,
keeping it clean and free of creases. It is also
convenient for storage and transportation.
e. USB interface connector
Large-capacity (950 ml) ink cartridge
Connects the computer and printer with a USB
interface cable.
Epson provides the large-capacity (950 ml) ink
cartridges for this printer that realize the high
productivity required for professional work.
f. Waste ink valve
Open and close when discharging the waste ink
from the ink drain tank. It is normally closed.
High speed USB 2.0 / Gigabit Ethernet
You can connect to a high-speed network (such as
USB 2.0 or Ethernet 100/1000) and that improves
the file transfer speed.
g. Paper guide
Use the paper guide for feeding paper smoothly
when the paper is set or printed. The heater (Pre
Heater) to warm paper is installed.
Active indicator
The Active indicator flashes when an error has
occurred during operation. Since the indicator is
big, you can easily check the operational status of
the printer at a distance.
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d. Enter button
The Control Panel
Sets the selected parameter in the selected item in
the Menu mode. Executes the item if the selected
item is for execution only.
e. Paper Feed button
Buttons, Lights, and
Messages
/
❏ Feeds the roll paper in the forward
reverse
direction.
or
Note:
When AUTO TAKE-UP REEL is ON in the Menu
mode, the roll paper cannot be fed in the reverse
direction.
You can check the ink remaining and printer
status on the control panel.
❏ Changes the parameter in the forward
or
reverse
order when selecting a desired
parameter in the Menu mode.
Buttons
e
❏ The numeric value is decreased
or
increased
during numerical input.
h
f. Menu button
a
❏ Enters the Menu mode when pressed in the
READY state.
See “Menu Mode” on page 14
g
b
c
d
e
f
❏ Enters the Printer Status menu if pressed
during printing.
See “PRINTER STATUS” on page 25
a. Power button
Turns the printer on or off.
b. Pause/Reset button
❏ When pressed in the Menu mode, a desired
menu can be selected.
/
❏ Stops printing temporarily, or restarts
printing if pressed when the printer is in the
pause mode.
❏ Performs Cleaning (Light) to clean the print
heads if pressed and held for 3 seconds.
❏ Clears print data in the printer memory if
pressed and held for 3 seconds.
g. Low Heat button
❏ The printer returns to the READY state when
this button is pressed in the Menu mode.
Decreases the preset temperature of the heater.
You can also change the preset temperature while
printing.
c. Heater button
h. High Heat button
❏ Selects a heater type. From the right, Pre
Heater, Platen Heater, and After Heater are
displayed on the LCD panel. Select a heater
type, and then press the High Heat button or
Low Heat button to change the preset
temperature.
Increases the preset temperature of the heater.
You can also change the preset temperature while
printing.
❏ Returns to the previous level when pressed in
the Menu mode.
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e Low Heat
light
Lights
f
f
a
The status or the meaning is
shown by combination of the
light. See below for the detail.
High Heat
light
When the printer is READY
b
e
c
High Heat
Low Heat
Status
On
On
Three of the heaters
have reached preset
temperature.
Flashing
Off
One or more of the
heater is trying to
reach the preset
temperature.
Flashing
Flashing
A heater error has
occurred.
Off
Off
Heaters are off.
d
a Power
light
b Pause light
c Paper
Check
light
d Ink Check
light
On
The printer is on.
Flashing
The printer is:
- analyzing the data
- printing
- cleaning
- in process of turning
off
Off
The printer is off.
On
The printer is in the
Menu mode.
The printer is in the
pause mode.
When selecting a Heater for setting the
temperature
High Heat
Low Heat
Meaning
On
On
Possible to change to
higher or lower
temperature than
the current setting.
Off
The printer is ready to
print data.
On
No paper is loaded in
the printer.
The paper lever is
releasing.
On
Off
Possible to change to
higher temperature
than the current
setting.
Flashing
Paper is jammed.
Paper is not loaded
straight.
Paper is nearly
ended.
The maintenance
call has occurred.
Off
On
Possible to change to
lower temperature
than the current
setting.
Off
The printer is ready to
print data.
On
The installed ink
cartridge is
expended.
The ink cartridge is
not installed.
The wrong ink
cartridge is installed.
Flashing
Off
g
g Active
indicator
The installed ink
cartridge is nearly
expended.
The printer is ready
for print data.
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Flashing
An error has been
occurred.
Off
The printer has no
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❏ Ink remaining
Display
Icon
Description
There is enough ink
remaining.
a
b
e
c
We recommend you
prepare a new ink
cartridge.
d
Prepare a new ink
cartridge. (flashing)
This icon indicates the
yellow tank.
a. Messages
Displays the printer status, operation, and error
messages.
See “Error Messages on the LCD Panel” on
page 72
See “Details of Menu mode” on page 19
The ink is expended so you
cannot print. Replace the
ink cartridge with a new
one.
This icon indicates the
yellow tank.
b. Paper Type
When you select paper type (1 to 30) in the Paper
Setup menu, the number you selected appears.
See “Making the Custom Paper Type Setting”
on page 28.
Cartridge error or no
cartridge.
c. Ink cartridge status icon
d. Platen Gap icon
Displays the remaining amount of ink in each
cartridge.
Displays the Platen Gap setting that is read by the
sensor.
❏ Ink cartridge
Number
Ink color
1
Orange (OR)
2
Green (GR)
3
Light Magenta (LM)
4
Light Cyan (LC)
5
Black (BK)
6
Yellow (Y)
7
Magenta (M)
8
Cyan (C)
Icon
Explanation
High
Low
e. Heater icon
Displays the preset temperature and the current
temperature of the Pre Heater, Platen Heater, and
After Heater.
Icon
Explanation
The preset temperature is indicated
by the graduation and the
numerical value.
The current temperature is indicated
by the thermometer icon.
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Menu Mode
1. Select a menu.
Example: Select PRINTER SETUP.
The Menu mode enables you to make printer
settings similar to those you would normally
make in the software, as well as other additional
settings, directly through the control panel. The
control panel shows the printer information, and
operations such as nozzle check can be performed
using the control panel.
A
Press the
mode.
button to enter the Menu
Using the Menu mode
The first menu appears on the LCD panel.
Note:
Press the
button whenever you want to exit the
Menu mode and return to the READY state.
Press the
button to return to the previous step.
Follow the steps below to use the Menu mode.
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B
Press the
SETUP.
C
Press the
button to enter the Printer
Setup menu.
/
button to select PRINTER
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2. There are three cases
depending on the items you have
selected.
B. When you execute a function
Example: When selecting NOZZLE CHECK in the
Test Print menu
A. When you can select a parameter
Example: When selecting PRINT NOZZLE PATTERN
in the Printer Setup menu
A
B
A
In the Test Print menu, press the
button to select NOZZLE CHECK.
B
Press the
button to enter the Nozzle
Check item.
C
Press the
Check.
/
Press the
/
button to select PRINT
NOZZLE PATTERN.
Press the
button to enter the Print
Nozzle Pattern item.
C
Press the
/
button to select a
parameter for the item.
The current setting is marked with an
asterisk (*).
D
Press the
parameter.
E
Press the
button to return to the
previous level, or press the
button to exit
the Menu mode.
button to store the selected
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C. When you want to display the printer
information
Example: When selecting INK LEVEL in the Printer
Status menu
A
In the Printer Status menu, press the
/
button to select INK LEVEL.
B
Press the
item.
C
Confirm the remaining ink on the display.
Press the
/
button to display the
remaining amount of each ink color.
button to enter the Ink Level
Example: Black 84%
D
Press the button to return to the previous
level or press the
button to exit the Menu
mode.
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Menu list
Menu
Item
Parameter
“PRINTER SETUP” on
page 19
SIDE MARGIN
5mm to 25mm (0.2inch to 1.00inch)
PAPER SIZE CHECK
ON, OFF
PAPER SKEW CHECK
ON, OFF
PRINT NOZZLE PATTERN
OFF, ON: EVERY PAGE, ON: EVERY 10 PAGES
HEATING TIME
OFF, 10min to 240min
FLUSH ONTO PAPER
YES, NO
FLUSING FREQUENCY
1PASS to 999PASS
PAPER ORIGIN SETUP
0mm to 800mm
AUTO TAKE-UP REEL
ON, OFF
HEAD FAN
ON, OFF
REGULAR CLEANING
OFF, 1h, 2h, 3h, 4h, 5h, 6h, 9h, 12h, 18h, 24h
INITIALIZE SETTINGS
EXECUTE
PAPER TYPE
STANDARD
PAPER No.1 - 30
PAPER SETUP
STANDARD
PAPER No.1 - 30
CLEANING (VERY LIGHT)
EXECUTE
CLEANING (LIGHT)
EXECUTE
CLEANING (MEDIUM)
EXECUTE
CLEANING (HEAVY)
EXECUTE
HEAD WASHING
EXECUTE
CARRIAGE MAINTENANCE
EXECUTE
CLOCK SETTING
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT
-20 - 0 - +20
NOZZLE CHECK
PRINT
STATUS SHEET
PRINT
NETWORK STATUS SHEET
PRINT
JOB INFORMATION
PRINT
CUSTOM PAPER
PRINT
“PAPER SETUP” on
page 20
“MAINTENANCE” on
page 24
“TEST PRINT” on
page 24
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“PRINTER STATUS” on
page 25
“NETWORK SETUP”
on page 26
VERSION
T0xxxx-xx xx IBCC
PRINTABLE PAGES
(ink color) nnnnnn PAGES
INK LEVEL
(ink color) nn%
USAGE COUNT
INK xxxxx.xml
PAPER xxxxx.xcm
CLEAR USAGE COUNT
INK EXECUTE
PAPER EXECUTE
JOB HISTORY
No. 0-No. 9
INK xxxxx.xml
PAPER xxx.x cm2
TOTAL PRINTS
nnnnnn PAGES
EDM STATUS
NOT STARTED, ENABLED, DISABLED
LAST UPLOADED
MM/DD/YY HH:MM GMT, (NOT UPLOADED)
NETWORK SETUP
DISABLE, ENABLE
IP ADDRESS SETTING
AUTO, PANEL
IP, SM, DG SETTING
IP ADDRESS
000.000.000.000 - 192.168.192.168 255.255.255.255
SUBNET MASK
000.000.000.000 - 255.255.255.000 255.255.255.255
DEFAULT GATEWAY
000.000.000.000 - 255.255.255.255
BONJOUR
ON, OFF
INIT NETWORK SETTING
EXECUTE
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Details of Menu mode
PRINTER SETUP
Item
Parameter
Explanation
SIDE MARGIN
5mm to 25mm
(0.20inch to 1.00inch)
You can set the margin for left and right side.
PAPER SIZE CHECK
ON
You can select whether to check the paper width.
OFF
❏
ON:
Check the paper width and top edge of the paper.
❏
OFF:
Do not check the paper width and top edge of the
paper. The printer continues to print even if the
paper width does not match the data width, and
the printer may print beyond the paper. Because
this soils the inside of the printer, we recommend
you select ON. This may result in a wider blank margin
at the top of each page.
PAPER SKEW CHECK
ON
OFF
PRINT NOZZLE PATTERN
OFF
ON: EVERY PAGE
When you select ON, if the paper is not straight, PAPER
SKEW appears on the LCD panel 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.
When you select ON, the printer prints the nozzle check
pattern before printing each print job or the 10th sheet,
depending on the setting you have set.
ON: EVERY 10 PAGES
HEATING TIME
FLUSH ONTO PAPER
FLUSHING FREQUENCY
OFF
10min to 240min
You can set the length of time to preheat the heaters.
When more than the set time has passed after turning
on the printer or after printing is finished, each heater
turns off.
YES
You can set up the flushing operation while printing.
NO
❏
YES:
Performs the flushing operation on the page
margins. The printing speed improves since the
number of times to return to the flushing box is
decreased.
❏
NO:
Performs the flushing operation to return to the
flushing box every time the print head goes and
returns.
5PASS
1PASS to 999PASS
PAPER ORIGIN SETUP
0mm to 800mm
You can set the frequency that the print head returns to
the flushing box when setting YES in the FLUSH ONTO
PAPER setting. (When you select 5PASS, the print head
returns to the flushing box every time the print head
goes and returns five times.)
You can set the beginning of printing (origin) of the
horizontal direction.
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Item
Parameter
Explanation
AUTO TAKE-UP REEL
ON
Use this setting when using the Auto Take-Up Reel Unit.
When ON is selected, you cannot feed the roll paper in
the reverse
direction.
OFF
Note:
When the Auto Take-Up Reel Unit is not installed, please
do not set to ON. By doing so, the product will be unable
to function properly.
HEAD FAN
OFF
ON
REGULAR CLEANING
OFF
1h, 2h, 3h, 4h, 5h, 6h,
9h, 12h, 18h, 24h
You can set up the head fan operation. If print blurring
or dot losses occur, select ON.
You can set the auto cleaning interval of this printer.
When more than the set time has passed since the
previous print job, the print head is cleaned
automatically to prevent it from clogging.
Note:
The timer will be reset at the following timing:
- when turning on the printer
- when changing the interval of the auto cleaning
- when performing the cleaning manually
INITIALIZE SETTINGS
EXECUTE
You can return all setting values you have made in the
Printer Setup menu to their factory set value.
Item
Parameter
Explanation
PAPER TYPE
STANDARD
You can select the paper type to print.
PAPER SETUP
PAPER No.1 - 30
PAPER SETUP
STANDARD
When you select STANDARD, the default settings are used.
PAPER No.1 - 30
When you select a number (between 1 to 30), you can
register the settings (such as Print Mode, Paper Feed
Adjust, Head Alignment, Pre Heater, Platen Heater,
After Heater, M/W Adjustment, Paper Suction, Drying
Time, Carriage Movement, Print Multiple Layer) or to
recall these settings you have made. The number you
select here is displayed on the LCD panel.
See “Details of PAPER SETUP” on page 21
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Details of PAPER SETUP
After you have selected the paper number, make the following settings.
To make the custom paper type settings, see the following section.
“Making the Custom Paper Type Setting” on page 28
Item
Parameter
Explanation
PRINT MODE
MAX QUALITY
You can select the print quality (print mode) according
to the usage of print data or print speed.
QUALITY1
❏
MAX QUALITY, QUALITY1, QUALITY2:
Performs high-quality printing. Use this mode when
printing high quality graphic data that includes
photo data. MAX QUALITY provides priority to print
quality. QUALITY1 is balanced between quality and
efficiency. QUALITY2 provides priority to print
efficiency.
❏
QUALITY3:
Performs standard printing. Use this mode when
printing graphic data.
❏
SPEED1, SPEED2, SPEED3:
Performs high-speed printing. Use this mode when
printing text or graphics. SPEED1 provides priority to
print quality. SPEED2 is balanced between quality
and efficiency. SPEED3 provides priority to print
efficiency.
QUALITY2
QUALITY3
SPEED1
SPEED2
SPEED3
PAPER FEED ADJUST
LINE FEED ADJUST
PRINT SAMPLE PATTERN
You can set the paper feed amount of the printable
area. If the paper feed value is too large, white
horizontal micro-banding may appear. If the paper
feed value is too small, dark horizontal micro-banding
may appear.
See “Adjusting Paper Feed” on page 48
HEAD ALIGNMENT
BI-D ALL
You can perform print head alignment. Check the
pattern and enter the value that has the smallest gaps.
See “Aligning the print head using the control
panel” on page 47
PRE HEATER
OFF
You can set the Pre Heater temperature. The Pre Heater
is located under the rear paper guide. Set up to
preheat the paper before printing and insulate the
temperature change in the printer section.
30°C to 50°C (86°F to
122°F)
a
b
c
a. Print head, b. Pre Heater, c. Roll paper
Note:
For appropriate temperatures to set to this function, see
the instructions included with the paper, or contact
your supplier.
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Item
Parameter
Explanation
PLATEN HEATER
OFF
You can set the Platen Heater temperature. The Platen
Heater is located under the print heads. Set this menu to
warm up ink and improve print quality.
30°C to 50°C (86°F to
122°F)
a
b
c
a. Print head, b. Platen Heater, c. Roll paper
Note:
For appropriate temperatures to set to this function, see
the instructions included with the paper, or contact
your supplier.
AFTER HEATER
OFF
30°C to 50°C (86°F to
122°F)
You can set the After Heater temperature. The After
Heater is located under the front paper guide. Set this
menu to dry printed paper.
a
b
c
a. After Heater, b. Print head, c. Roll paper
Note:
For appropriate temperatures to set to this function, see
the instructions included with the paper, or contact
your supplier.
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Item
Parameter
Explanation
M/W ADJUSTMENT
(Micro Weave
Adjustment)
LOW A to B
You can improve the print quality by adjusting the print
mode you have set.
MEDIUM A to D
❏
LOW A, B:
The effect of M/W Adjustment function will be
minimized. If obvious white lines or uneven print
density appear on printed paper in LOW A, set to
LOW B.
❏
MEDIUM A, B, C, D:
The printing joint between two head passes will
have a wave form. If obvious white lines or uneven
print density appear on printed paper in MEDIUM A,
print samples using the other settings and select the
best print result from MEDIUM B to MEDIUM D.
❏
HIGH A, B, C, D:
Perform printing at a slow speed compared with
"MEDIUM". Set up this menu when improving the
print quality compared with "MEDIUM". If obvious
white lines or uneven print density appear on
printed paper in HIGH A, change the setting to the
one with the best print result in HIGH B to HIGH D.
❏
EXTRA HIGH A:
Performs "MEDIUM" printing using half of the nozzles
of the print head. Since only a half of the nozzles is
used, printing speed becomes half of MEDIUM A to
MEDIUM D. Set up this menu when improving the print
quality compared with HIGH A to HIGH D.
❏
EXTRA HIGH B:
Performs "MEDIUM" printing using the other half of
the nozzles of the print head that is used for EXTRA
HIGH A. Since only a half of the nozzles is used,
printing speed becomes half of MEDIUM A to
MEDIUM D. Set up this menu when improving the print
quality compared with HIGH A to HIGH D.
HIGH A to D
EXTRA HIGH A to B
PAPER SUCTION
HIGH
LOW
DRYING TIME
0.0sec to 10.0sec
You can set the suction pressure used to feed the
printed paper.
You can set the ink drying time for each print head
pass. The range is 0 to 10 seconds. Depending on the
ink density, paper type or printing speed, the ink does
not dry soon. In this case, set the drying time longer.
Note:
When you set the drying time longer, missing dots might
occur in the printing.
CARRIAGE
MOVEMENT
DATA WIDTH
PRINTER FULL WIDTH
You can set the range that the print head moves while
printing.
❏
DATA WIDTH:
The print head moves between the print data
width. This improves the print speed since
decreasing the transferring range of the print head.
❏
PRINTER FULL WIDTH:
The print head moves from origin to the maximum
paper width. This keeps printing quality the same
even though the printing size (width) differs.
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Item
Parameter
Explanation
PRINT MULTIPLE LAYER
OFF
You can set the overwrite count per line.
2 to 8
MAINTENANCE
You can perform maintenance functions, such as cleaning.
Item
Parameter
Explanation
CLEANING (VERY
LIGHT)
EXECUTE
You can perform very light cleaning. It discharges a
smaller amount of ink compared to CLEANING (LIGHT).
CLEANING (LIGHT)
EXECUTE
You can perform normal cleaning. Select this mode
normally.
CLEANING (MEDIUM)
EXECUTE
You can perform strong cleaning. It discharges a larger
amount of ink compared to CLEANING (LIGHT). Use this
mode when the print head clog situation does not
improve by CLEANING (LIGHT).
CLEANING (HEAVY)
EXECUTE
You can perform stronger cleaning. It discharges a
larger amount of ink compared to CLEANING
(MEDIUM). Use this mode when the print head clog
situation does not improve by CLEANING (MEDIUM).
HEAD WASHING
EXECUTE
You can perform the head washing.
Note:
Cleaning cartridge (option) is needed to perform head
washing.
See “Cleaning cartridges” on page 51
CARRIAGE
MAINTENANCE
EXECUTE
The carriage will move into a position allowing you to
clean the cleaning wiper and around the print head.
CLOCK SETTING
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
You can set year, month, date, hour, and minute.
CONTRAST
ADJUSTMENT
0
You can adjust the contrast of the LCD panel.
-20 - 0 - +20
TEST PRINT
Item
Parameter
Explanation
NOZZLE CHECK
PRINT
You can print a print head nozzle check pattern for
each ink cartridge. It also prints the firmware version and
the ink usage.
See “Nozzle check” on page 65
STATUS SHEET
PRINT
You can print the current printer status.
NETWORK STATUS SHEET
PRINT
You can print the current network status.
JOB INFORMATION
PRINT
You can print the job information saved in the printer (up
to 10 jobs).
CUSTOM PAPER
PRINT
You can print custom paper information registered in
the Paper Setup menu.
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PRINTER STATUS
This menu shows the printer status.
Item
Parameter
Explanation
VERSION
T0xxxx-xx xx IBCC
You can see the firmware version.
PRINTABLE PAGES
(ink color) nnnnnn
PAGES
You can see the number of pages printable for each ink
cartridge.
INK LEVEL
(ink color) nn%
You can see the status of each ink cartridge.
USAGE COUNT
INK xxxxx.xml
PAPER xxxxx.xcm
You can see the ink consumption in milliliters and paper
consumption amount in centimeters. Values shown in
USAGE COUNT are rough indications.
INK EXECUTE
You can clear the values set in USAGE COUNT.
CLEAR USAGE COUNT
PAPER EXECUTE
JOB HISTORY
No. 0 - No.9
INK xxxxx.xml
PAPER xxx.x cm2
You can see ink consumption (INK) in milliliters and
paper size (PAPER) for each print job saved in the printer.
The latest job is saved as No. 0.
TOTAL PRINTS
nnnnnn PAGES
You can see the total amount of pages you have
printed.
EDM STATUS
NOT STARTED,
ENABLED, DISABLED
You can see if the EDM is enabled or disabled. If the EDM
is enabled, the time that the EDM status was last
uploaded is displayed.
LAST UPLOADED
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
GMT, (NOT
UPLOADED)
Note:
❏ When the Ink Check light remains on, you need to replace the expended ink cartridge. If you replace the cartridge
correctly, the counter resets automatically.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 56
❏
To ensure you receive premium print quality and to help protect your print head, a variable ink safety reserve
remains in the cartridge when your printer indicates to replace the cartridge.
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NETWORK SETUP
This menu contains the following items. For detailed information about network settings, see the Network
Guide.
Item
Parameter
Explanation
NETWORK SETUP
DISABLE
You can configure the network setting of the printer. The
following items appear only when ENABLE is selected.
After setting the items, press the
button in the
Network Setup menu, so the network is reset and the
network connection is available after 15 seconds. The
Network Setup menu does not appear while resetting
the network.
ENABLE
IP ADDRESS SETTING
AUTO
PANEL
You can select the method to set the IP address to the
printer. When you select PANEL, IP, SM, DG SETTING
appears.
IP, SM, DG SETTING
Ask your system administrator for detailed information.
BONJOUR
ON
You can enable or disable the Bonjour setting.
OFF
INIT NETWORK SETTING
EXECUTE
You can return the network settings of the printer to the
factory default value.
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The Control Panel
Maintenance Mode
Maintenance mode list
You can change the language or unit used on the
display or return all the setting values to their
factory default.
A
Turn off the printer by pressing the
button.
B
Press the
button while pressing and
holding down the
button to turn on the
printer.
Item
Parameter
Explanation
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
You can select
the language to
be displayed on
the LCD panel.
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
SPANISH
PORTUGUE
DUTCH
JAPANESE
LENGTH UNIT
METRIC
FEET/INCH
The first menu appears on the LCD panel.
The setting procedures are the same as the
Menu mode.
See “Using the Menu mode” on page 14
C
To exit the Maintenance mode, press the
button to turn off the printer.
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THERMOMETER
UNIT
°C
DEFAULT
PANEL
EXECUTE
F
You can select a
unit of
measurement to
use to display
length.
You can select a
thermometer
unit.
You can set all
setting values
you made in the
Menu mode to
their factory set
value.
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The Control Panel
Making the Custom
Paper Type Setting
D
Select a print mode.
E
Set the paper feed adjustment, if necessary.
You can register up to 30 custom papers.
The registered number is displayed on the LCD
panel when using the printer.
Note:
The printer becomes in the Ready state when you press
the
button at any point of making the following
settings. The settings you have made so far are
registered as the custom settings (including
unchanged settings).
A
B
C
See “Adjusting Paper Feed” on page 48
Note:
You can get a high-quality result if you print a
sample image using EPSON LFP Remote
Panel to set the value for Paper Feed
Adjustment.
Load the paper that you want to use.
Make sure to set the paper that is actually
used.
Enter the Paper Setup menu.
1. Press the
button to enter the Menu
mode.
2. Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP, and then press the
button.
3. Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP once again, and then press the
button.
F
Perform the head alignment, if necessary.
G
Set the Pre Heater temperature.
H
Set the Platen Heater temperature.
I
Set the After Heater temperature.
Select the paper type.
You can select STANDARD or the number
from 1 to 30.
1. Press the
/
button to select the
paper type you want to register.
2. Press the
button.
The settings you make from step 4 are
registered in the number you have selected
here.
If you select STANDARD, go to step 6.
Note:
❏ We recommend you write down the
registered number and the settings you
make from step 4.
❏
1. Press the
/
button to select PRINT
MODE, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a
suitable setting for the paper.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
You can change the registered number on
your computer by using EPSON LFP
Remote Panel.
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See “Aligning the print head using the
control panel” on page 47
1. Press the
/
button to select PRE
HEATER, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a preset
temperature.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
1. Press the
/
button to select PLATEN
HEATER, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a preset
temperature.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
1. Press the
/
button to select AFTER
HEATER, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a preset
temperature.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
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The Control Panel
J
Set the M/W Adjustment, if necessary.
K
Select the paper suction, if necessary.
L
1. Press the
/
button to select M/W
ADJUSTMENT, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a
suitable setting for the paper.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
1. Press the
/
button to select PAPER
SUCTION, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a
suitable setting for the paper.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
M
Set the carriage movement, if necessary.
N
Set the print multiple layer, if necessary.
O
After registering the paper settings, press
the
button to exit the Menu mode.
Set drying time, if necessary.
You can set the ink drying time for each
print head pass. The range is 0.0 to 10.0
seconds.
1. Press the
/
button to select
CARRIAGE MOVEMENT, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a
suitable setting for the paper.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
1. Press the
/
button to select PRINT
MULTIPLE LAYER, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a
suitable setting for the paper.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
The custom paper setting is now
completed.
1. Press the
/
button to select DRYING
TIME, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select the time
in seconds.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
Using the registered custom settings
To use the registered custom settings, follow the
steps below.
Note:
If the ink blurs on the paper, set a longer time
for ink drying.
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A
Press the
mode.
B
Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP, and then press the
button.
C
Press the
/
button to select PAPER
TYPE, and then press the
button.
D
Press the
number.
/
E
F
Press the
button.
Press the
button to enter the Menu
button to select paper
button to exit the Menu mode.
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User’s Guide
Using the Printer Software
Using the Printer
Software
EpsonNet Config
EpsonNet Config is a Windows-based
configuration software for administrators to
configure the network interface for TCP/IP,
NetWare, MS Network, AppleTalk, IPP, and
SNMP.
Introduction
See Network Guide for detailed information of this
software.
The printer software CD-ROM includes the
following software.
EpsonNet Print
❏ EPSON Network Utility
❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel
EpsonNet Print is a utility program that provides
peer to peer printing to Epson printers on the
TCP/IP network.
❏ EpsonNet Config
❏ EpsonNet Print
By using EpsonNet Print, you can find a printer
located in the same segment or beyond a router.
You can select LPR standard printing, LPR
enhanced printing, or High-speed printing.
Note:
These software only run on Windows.
See Network Guide for detailed information of this
software.
EPSON Network Utility
EPSON Network Utility needs to be installed
when using EPSON LFP Remote Panel via a
network.
EPSON LFP Remote Panel
EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad
range of control over the printer, to obtain better
print quality in printing.
After installing the software, see its online help
for detailed information.
Note:
When Set up the printer via a local connection or
Set up the printer via a network connection is
executed with the software CD-ROM, EPSON
Communication Driver (EPSON Stylus Pro GS6000)
is automatically installed. This driver is not for
printing but for activating EPSON LFP Remote
Panel.
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Using the Printer Software
Uninstalling the Printer
Software
C
Select EPSON Printer Software, and then
click Change/Remove (or
Uninstall/Change).
D
Select the target printer icon, and then click
OK.
E
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete uninstallation.
This section describes how to uninstall the printer
software from your computer.
Note:
❏ For Windows XP/Vista, you must log in as a
user with an Administrator account. When you
uninstall the printer software from Windows
Vista, the password may be required. If you are
asked for the password, enter it and continue the
operation.
❏
For Windows 2000, you must log in as a user
with administrator rights (a user belonging to
the Administrators group).
Uninstalling the
communication driver
To uninstall the communication driver, follow the
steps below.
A
B
Turn off the printer, and unplug the
interface cable connected with the
computer and printer.
When the confirmation message appears,
click Yes.
Click Add or Remove Programs (or
Add/Remove Programs) in the Control
Panel.
Restart the computer when you reinstall the
communication driver.
For Windows Vista, click Programs, and
then Programs and Features in the Control
Panel.
Uninstalling EPSON LFP
Remote Panel
EPSON LFP Remote Panel can be uninstalled
from Add or Remove Programs (or Add/Remove
Programs) in the Control Panel. For detailed
information, see the EPSON LFP Remote Panel
online help.
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Handling Paper
Handling Paper
Loading roll paper
This section explains how to load roll paper.
Put the roll paper in the center.
Using Roll Paper
Note:
The following roll paper can be attached to the printer:
the core diameter is three inches, outside diameter of
paper is 150 mm or less, weight is 30 kg or less.
This section explains how to handle the printer.
Note:
❏ See the following for details about handling paper.
“Paper” on page 40
❏
A
Loosen the fixing levers on the right and left
side of the rear. Set the distance between
the roll paper holders wider than the roll
paper width.
B
Fix the roll paper holder (Left).
Do not open the front cover during printing. If
the front cover is opened, printing will be
interrupted. Printing restarts if you close the
front cover. However, you are not guaranteed to
have high print quality.
w Warning:
❏ The roll paper is heavy so have two people set
the roll paper.
❏
Do not touch the paper guide during
printing. It is hot and may cause a burn.
❏
Do not touch the paper feed slot, platen, or
paper guide while heaters are operating.
They are hot and may cause a burn.
❏
Keep the work area well-ventilated. This
prevents fire, and stops operators from
feeling sick from bad smell or fumes.
❏
Do not store combustible materials on the
platen while performing the heater
operation. It could lead to fire.
❏
Do not spill flammable liquid over the
platen. This could lead to fire.
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Handling Paper
C
E
Set the roll paper to the roll paper holder
(Left).
Loosen the fixing levers of the right and left
roll paper holders, move the roll paper to
the center (d mark shows the center
position) and tighten the levers.
Note:
Fix the roll paper holders by pressing the
holders to the printer.
Note:
Set the roll paper as shown below depending on
the type of roll paper.
D
❏
Type: Coating side face-up
❏
Type: Coating side face-in
Set the roll paper to the roll paper holder
(Right), and then fix the fixing lever.
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User’s Guide
Handling Paper
Phenomenon 2:
Note for fixing roll paper
holders
The roll paper holder is not fixed completely.
Because the fixing lever comes loose, it cannot be
fixed by moving the lever clockwise.
The following phenomenon may occur
depending on the usage.
Phenomenon 1:
The roll paper holder is fixed but the fixing lever
is not pointed downward completely. (In this
case, the roll paper holder on the left may
interfere with the roll paper.)
To solve this problem, follow the steps below.
A
Pull up the fixing lever.
B
Keep the fixing lever pulled up, and rotate
the lever counterclockwise to mesh
appropriately. When you release the lever,
the lever is pulled in.
C
Point the fixing lever downward
completely.
To solve this problem, follow the steps below.
A
B
Pull up the fixing lever.
Keep the fixing lever pulled up, and rotate
the lever clockwise until it points
downward. When you release the lever, the
lever is pulled in.
Repeat step 1 to 3 until the lever is fixed.
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Handling Paper
D
Setting roll paper
Note:
If the end of the roll paper is not wound tightly,
wind it tightly again, and then load it.
This section explains how to set roll paper.
A
Turn on the printer.
c Caution:
Do not move the paper lever during
E
initial operation. The print head portion
may touch the pressurizing roller
portion, and cause a malfunction.
PAPER OUT. LOAD PAPER is displayed on the
LCD panel.
B
Pull the roll paper out about 1 m from the
front paper feed slot which is located inside
of the front cover.
Note:
When loading the new roll paper, cut the front
edge of the paper if it is not straight.
See “Cutting roll paper” on page 44
Make sure that the Power light is not
flashing, and then raise the paper lever.
LEVER RELEASED is displayed on the LCD
panel.
C
Set the roll paper to the paper feed slot.
Open the front cover.
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Handling Paper
F
Rewind the roll paper a little by rolling the
flange on the roll paper holder while
holding the edge of the paper, and
eliminate any slack or slant.
Note:
When setting the roll paper, set both sides of
the paper at least 5 mm away from the edge of
the pressurizing roller. Slippage or creases may
occur during printing.
Note:
❏ If you set the roll paper free while
rewinding, the roll paper will fall out from
the paper feed slot on the rear of the
product.
❏
Confirm that the right edge of the roll
paper does not go beyond the loading
mark. If it does, it may affect print quality.
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Handling Paper
G
H
If the edge of the roll paper is set less than
5 mm from the edge of the pressurizing
roller, follow the procedure below to adjust
the position of the roll paper.
Lower the paper lever.
1) Loosen the fixing levers of the right and
left roll paper holders, and move the roll
paper to left or right.
2) After moving the roll paper, fix it with
fixing levers of the right and left roll paper
holders.
Note:
Fix the roll paper holders by pressing the
holders to the printer.
Note:
There are 2 secure positions for paper lever.
Usually, set the lever to Secured. When you
increase the pressure for the paper, set the lever
to High Secured.
Release
Secured
Hight Secured
I
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Close the front cover.
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Handling Paper
Setting paper type
E
Press the
button.
F
Press the
button to exit the Menu mode.
This section explains how to set up the paper
type.
Note:
If you have not made the paper type setting in the
Paper Setup menu, see the following section to set up
the paper type.
“Making the Custom Paper Type Setting” on page
28
A
Press the
mode.
B
Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP, and then press the
button.
C
Press the
/
button to select PAPER
TYPE, and then press the
button.
D
Press the
number.
Now you can print the data.
button to enter the Menu
/
button to select the paper
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Handling Paper
Replacing Roll Paper
D
Loosen the lever of the right roll paper
holder and remove it away from the paper.
E
Take the same procedure as in step 4,
remove the roll paper from the left roll
paper holder.
F
To load another roll paper, see the
following.
“Using Roll Paper” on page 32
This section describes when and how to replace
roll paper.
Replace roll paper in the following situations.
❏ When the roll paper loaded in the printer runs
out
❏ When you want to change the paper type to
use
A
If the printer is turned on, confirm that
operation such as printing is not in
progress.
B
Make sure that the Power light is not
flashing, and then raise the paper lever.
C
For storing roll paper not in use, see the
following.
“Precautions on storing paper” on page
40
Turn the flanges of the roll paper holders
and wind the roll paper.
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User’s Guide
Handling Paper
Paper
Cautions on handling paper
This section explains details of available paper for
this printer.
Note the following points when handling the
paper.
Paper type
❏ Use the recommended paper in the proper
conditions (temperature and humidity). See
an instructions attached to the paper.
❏ Do not use paper that is folded, cut, or torn.
The type and quality of paper greatly influence
the print result. Use paper that matches the
application, taking the following information into
account.
❏ The size of paper can change according to
changes in humidity in the printing
environment. Before using paper, leave paper
for 30 minutes in the printing environment to
adapt it to the environment. Performing
printing without adapting paper to the
printing environment may cause paper jams
due to gaps or wrinkles in the paper. Print
quality is also affected.
The recommended paper are prepared for this
printer. Select the appropriate paper according to
the usage.
Note:
❏ For details of the recommended paper, contact
your local Epson customer support.
❏
❏ Do not touch the print side. Moisture and oil
on your hands may affect the print quality.
When you use paper other than recommended
paper, see the instructions included with the
paper, or contact your supplier for more
information. Test the print quality before
purchasing a large amount of paper.
❏ Do not leave paper set in the printer for a long
time. Some paper has a tendency to bend,
causing paper jams and degradation of print
quality. Avoid using such paper especially in
winter, in dry conditions, and when printing
formal documents.
❏ Do not discard the individual box and bag.
Use them for storing paper.
Precautions on storing paper
Note the following points on storing paper.
❏ Avoid high temperature, high humidity, and
direct sunlight when storing paper.
❏ After removing the unused roll paper from
the feed unit, wind it properly. Then wrap it
with an individual bag and store it in an
individual box.
❏ Keep the paper dry.
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Handling Paper
The printable area of this printer is described
below.
Paper size / Printable area
The supported paper size and thickness is
described below.
Width
300 to 1625 mm
Thickness
Max 0.3 mm (When Head height
adjustment lever is Low)
A
B-L
Max 1.3 mm (When Head height
adjustment lever is High)
B-R
300mm
C
1625mm
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A
Min. 5 mm
B-L
5 to 25 mm
B-R
5 to 25 mm
C
Min. 5 mm
When end of the roll paper, the margin
will be 77.4 mm.
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Handling Paper
B
Head height adjustment
Change the head height by moving the
head height adjustment lever (blue).
High:
Printing with high printing rate or using
strongly-curved paper can cause print heads to
rub. Changing the head height may allow you to
avoid head rub.
Follow the procedure below to change the head
height.
Note:
❏ If the head height adjustment lever is raised, high
print quality is not guaranteed.
❏
A
Do not open the front cover or change the head
height during printing. If the head height is
changed, the alignment will be changed and high
print quality will not be guaranteed.
Normal:
Open the front cover.
Note:
❏ Make sure that head height adjustment
lever is set to the correct position. The lever
may stop at wrong position as below.
Wrong
High
Wrong
Normal
❏
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Do not raise the head height adjustment
lever higher than the correct High
position. Doing so may damage the
printer.
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Handling Paper
C
E
Close the front cover.
After installing the paper holder plates,
make sure that they do not interfere with
the paper as it is fed through the printer.
c Caution:
If a paper jams when using the paper
holder plates, the plates may be deformed.
When the paper holder plates are
deformed, stop using the printer and do
not remove the clogged paper by force.
Using the printer with deformed paper
plates may damage the grid roller or print
heads. Contact your local Epson dealer.
Installing paper holder plates
Note:
If there is interference with the paper as it is fed
through the printer after the paper holder plates
have been installed, stop using the paper holder
plates.
Variations in quality and use conditions can cause
the edges of the paper to curl, resulting in damage
to the paper by the print head surface. To prevent
this, use the paper holder plates to reduce the
amount of curling in the paper.
F
Follow the procedure below to install the paper
holder plates.
A
Display SIDE MARGIN in the Printer Setup
menu on the LCD panel.
B
Set up the margins (side margins) to 10 mm
while printing.
C
D
Load the roll paper.
Set the paper holder plates by sliding them
from both sides of the platen.
Note:
Do not use the paper holder plates for paper
whose thickness is 400 µm (0.4 mm) or thicker.
The paper holder plate may interfere with the
print head.
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If the paper holder plates are not used,
return the plates to their initial positions.
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Handling Paper
D
Ejecting Paper
This section explains how to eject paper after
printing is finished.
Place a razor blade on the paper cut groove
on the paper guide, and cut the roll paper.
w Warning:
When you hold paper, do not place your
finger on the paper cut groove;
mishandling the razor blade may cause a
cut on your finger or hand.
Cutting roll paper
Cut the roll paper after printing is finished.
w Warning:
When printing is finished, the paper guide is at
high temperature. Wait until the paper guide
cools off.
A
Make sure the printing or other operations
are not in progress, and READY appears on
the LCD panel.
B
Adjust the cutting position by pressing the
/
button.
Note:
When loading the new roll paper, cut the front
edge of the paper if it is not straight.
Note:
When AUTO TAKE-UP REEL is ON in the Menu
mode, the roll paper cannot be fed in the reverse
direction by using the panel button.
C
Open the front cover.
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Handling Paper
E
Using Auto Take-Up Reel Unit
Make sure that the roll paper is passed over
the cushioning roller and then tape the
leading edge to the scroller in the center.
Use the Auto Take-Up Reel Unit to roll up your
print so it will not be fed out onto the floor.
A
Turn on the power of the Auto Take-Up
Reel Unit.
B
Make sure the changeover switch is set to
OFF.
C
Set the front edge of the roll paper so that it
reaches the scroller.
Note:
If PAPER OUT error or PAPER SKEW error
has occurred when using Auto Take-Up Reel
Unit, the roll paper may not be rolled up
straight. This phenomenon can be avoided by
trimming both of the front edges when setting
the roll paper to the scroller.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
D
Adjust the position of the scroller using the
horizontal adjustment screw to set the roll
paper in the center of scroller.
F
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Raise the scroller releasing lever.
The scroller raises from the drive unit.
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Handling Paper
G
Take up the roll paper for one and half
revolution of the take-up reel core by
rolling the scroller by hand.
I
Set the changeover switch to ON.
J
In the Menu mode of Control Panel, make
sure that the AUTO TAKE-UP setting is ON.
See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 19
K
H
Return the scroller releasing lever. The
scroller returns to its original position. Then
pull the cushioning roller down forward.
Note:
The Auto Take-Up Reel Unit does not operate if
the cushioning roller is not put down forward.
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Send a print job to the printer.
The printer starts printing. The Auto
Take-Up Reel Unit takes up the roll paper.
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Adjust Printing
Adjust Printing
C
Select Media Adjustment in the EPSON
LFP Remote Panel main dialog box.
D
Click Bidirectional Alignment.
Print head alignment
To prevent deterioration of print quality caused
by misalignment of the print head, align the print
head before you start printing your data. Head
alignment must be set for each print mode.
You can perform print head alignment using:
❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel
❏ printer’s control panel
Usually perform print head alignment using
EPSON LFP Remote Panel. If you do not have a
computer or software, use the printer’s control
panel.
Follow the on-screen instructions to align
the print heads. For detailed information,
refer to the EPSON LFP Remote Panel
online help.
Note:
Align the print head for the paper width loaded in the
printer. Use the paper which width is the same as the
paper that you actually use for printing.
Aligning the print head using
EPSON LFP Remote Panel
A
Make sure that the roll paper is loaded in
the printer.
B
Check the position of the head height
adjustment lever. The result of the print
head alignment differs according to the
position of the lever.
Aligning the print head using
the control panel
See “Head height adjustment” on page
42
A
B
Turn on the printer and load the roll paper.
Check the position of the head height
adjustment lever. The result of the print
head alignment differs according to the
position of the lever.
See “Head height adjustment” on page
42
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Adjust Printing
C
D
1. Press the
button to enter the Menu
mode.
2. Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP, and then press the
button.
3. Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP, and then press the
button.
4. Press the
/
button to select the
paper number, and then press the
button.
5. Press the
/
button to display PRINT
MODE, and then press the
button.
6. Press the
/
button to select the
print mode, and then press the
button.
This section explains how to adjust paper feed.
The feeding length depends on the paper type. If
the printed images are overlapped or white lines
are printed on images, adjust the paper feed
value.
How to adjust paper feed
Display HEAD ALIGNMENT on the LCD panel.
Press the
button to print a confirmation
pattern for quality adjustment.
F
Check the pattern and select the set number
that has the smallest gaps.
When BI-D #1 appears on the LCD panel,
press the
/
button to select the
number, and then press the
button.
Take the same procedure to set the number
for #2 to #3.
H
A
Select a paper type to use.
B
Select a print mode.
C
Select the M/W ADJUSTMENT setting.
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to display HEAD
ALIGNMENT, and then press the
button.
3. Press the
/ button to select the BI-D
ALL, and then press the
button.
E
G
Adjusting Paper Feed
Select a print mode.
Press the
state.
button to return to the READY
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1. Press the
button to enter the Menu
mode.
2. Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP, and then press the
button.
3. Press the
/
button to display PAPER
SETUP, and then press the
button.
4. Press the
/
button to select the
paper type, and then press the
button.
1. Press the
/
button to select PRINT
MODE, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a
suitable setting for the paper.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
1. Press the
/
button to select M/W
ADJUSTMENT, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select a
suitable setting.
3. Press the
button.
4. Press the
button to go back to the
previous menu.
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D
G
Perform initial adjust print.
Note:
If you increase the feeding length, the accuracy
of the paper feed adjustment improves;
however, it wastes the paper.
Print a sample pattern.
1. Press the
/
button to select PRINT
SAMPLE PATTERN, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
button to print a sample
pattern.
1. Press the
/
button to display PAPER
FEED ADJUST, and then press the
button.
2. Press the
/
button to select LINE
FEED ADJUST, and then press the
button.
3. Press the
/
button to select the feed
length from 100mm, 250mm, or 500mm. Then
press the
button.
4. Press the
button to print initial
adjustment.
After printing the initial adjustment, cut the
paper.
E
Measure the distance between the two
pluses in the initial adjustment print using
a ruler.
F
Set the initial adjustment value.
1. Press the
/
button to select the
measured value in step 4.
2. Press the
button to save the initial
adjustment value.
After printing the sample pattern, cut the
paper.
H
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Refer to the illustrations below and check
the printing result.
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I
Select the fine adjustment value according
to the printing result in step 7.
1. Press the
/
button to select the
value.
2. Press the
button to save the fine
adjustment value.
J
Press the
state.
button to return to the READY
How to fix the paper firmly
If the print quality does not improve even after
you have adjusted the paper feed as described in
the previous section, follow the steps below.
A
Load the roll paper to the printer.
B
Lower the paper lever to High Secured
position.
C
Adjust the paper feed value again.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
See “How to adjust paper feed” on page
48
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Options and
Consumable
Products
Ink cartridges
Note:
The product number varies by country.
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Consumable Products
The following consumable products are available
for use with your printer (as of June, 2008).
Recommended paper
For details of the recommended paper, contact
your local Epson customer support.
Ink color
Product code
Black
T6241
Cyan
T6242
Magenta
T6243
Yellow
T6244
Light Cyan
T6245
Light Magenta
T6246
Green
T6247
Orange
T6248
This printer is color adjusted for genuine ink
cartridges. If you use non-genuine cartridges, the
print may be faint, or the end of the ink may not
be detected normally.
See the following section to replace the ink
cartridge.
“Replacing ink cartridges” on page 57
Cleaning cartridges
Name
Product code
Cleaning cartridge
T6230
See the following section to use the cleaning
cartridge.
“Head washing” on page 66
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Options
Carrying bar
Name
Product code
Carrying bar
C12C890541
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
Maintenance kit
Name
Product code
Maintenance kit
C12C890611
See the following section for details of the
contents of the maintenance kit.
“Maintenance Kit” on page 53
Ink cleaner
Name
Product code
Ink cleaner
C12C890621
See the following section for details of the ink
cleaner.
“Ink Cleaner (Option)” on page 54
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Maintenance Kit
Maintenance and
Move or
Transportation
Details of kit contents
a
b
c
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Where to Set up the
Printer
a. Plastic Glove
A plastic glove to be worn when maintaining the
printer.
Instructions for placing the
printer
b. Flushing Pad
Observe the following when setting up the
printer:
c. Cleaning Stick
Spare flushing pad for replacing.
See “Replacing Flushing Pad” on page 59
❏ Choose a flat and stable location that can
support the printer weight (about 200 kg with
the stand and Auto Take-Up Reel Unit.)
Use the cleaning stick to clean the cleaning wiper
or around the print head.
See “Cleaning the cleaning wiper” on page 60
See “Cleaning around the print head” on page
62
❏ Use only an outlet that meets the power
requirements of this printer.
Metallic Tray
❏ Leave enough room for easy operation,
maintenance, and ventilation.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
While maintaining the printer, put the used
flushing pad, cleaning stick, or wiper in the
metallic tray in order to prevent them from
causing any stains on the printer.
❏ Operate the printer under the following
conditions (temperature is 20 to 32°C and
humidity is 40 to 60%).
Even when the conditions above are met, you
may not print properly if the environmental
conditions are not proper for the paper. Be sure to
use the printer where the paper conditions are
met. See the handling instructions of the paper for
more detailed information. Keep the printer away
from drying, direct sunlight, or heat sources to
maintain the appropriate humidity.
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When not in use, store the tray in the empty space
of the maintenance area, on the left side of the
printer.
B
Then, dampen the cleaning stick with the
ink cleaner being careful not to let any of it
drip from the cleaning stick.
C
Clean the cleaning wiper or around the
print head.
See “Cleaning the cleaning wiper” on
page 60
See “Cleaning around the print head”
on page 62
Ink Cleaner (Option)
w Warning:
❏ Use the ink cleaner only for cleaning the
cleaning wiper and around the print head.
Do not use the ink cleaner to clean the
exterior parts; otherwise, it may damage
them.
Use the ink cleaner when ink around the print
head or the cleaning wiper has hardened and
cannot be removed with a dry cleaning stick. You
may face this situation if you do not follow the
cleaning instructions described in this User’s
Guide or if the printer remains unused for a long
time without performing regular cleaning.
❏
How to use
A
Put on the plastic glove, and then pour
about 10 ml of the ink cleaner into the
plastic cup.
Please handle the ink cleaner with care to
avoid having the ink cleaner come into
contact with your skin, eyes, and clothing,
also to avoid accidental ingestion. Be careful
not to inhale the vapors.
Note:
Dispose of the used ink cleaner in the same way as the
waste ink.
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D
After transferring the waste ink to the
empty container, close the waste ink valve
securely.
A
Prepare an empty container to contain the
waste ink.
E
Wipe the opening of the waste ink valve
with a cloth, etc.
B
Lay a protective material on the floor under
the ink drain tank.
F
Dispose of the waste ink as an industrial
waste product.
C
Open the waste ink valve, and transfer the
waste ink to the container.
Disposal of Waste Inks
Dispose of waste inks when the ink drain tank is
more than half full or when DRAIN TANK FULL is
displayed on the LCD panel.
w Warning:
The waste ink from the printer is industrial
waste. Proper waste ink disposal in compliance
with the industrial waste disposal laws and
ordinances of your local government is required.
Consign disposal of waste inks to an industrial
waste disposer. At this point, please provide the
Waste Ink Data Sheet to the industrial waste
disposer. You can download it at your local
Epson Web site.
Note:
When transferring the waste ink to the empty
container, the waste ink may splash so put the
container close to the waste ink valve.
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Replacing Ink
Cartridges
About ink cartridges
Be sure to use the following ink cartridges with
this printer.
Note:
When you replace the ink cartridges while the printer
is turned off, the remaining ink cannot be detected
correctly so the ink may become unusable before the
Ink Check light comes on and you cannot print
correctly. Follow the steps below to replace an ink
cartridge.
When ink needs to be
replaced/When ink gets low
When the Ink Check light is flashing, this
indicates that the ink level is low. If the ink is low,
you need to replace the ink cartridge as soon as
possible. You cannot continue to print even if
only one of the ink cartridges is expended. If an
ink cartridge runs out while printing, replace it
with a new one so the printer can continue to
print.
Slot No.
Ink color
Product code
#1
Orange
T6248
#2
Green
T6247
#3
Light Magenta
T6246
#4
Light Cyan
T6245
#5
Black
T6241
#6
Yellow
T6244
#7
Magenta
T6243
#8
Cyan
T6242
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.
Notes for handling the ink
cartridges
Confirming the ink cartridge
remaining
❏ When INK LOW appears on the LCD panel,
replace the cartridges with a new one as soon
as possible to avoid ink to being expended
while printing.
The remaining ink in the cartridges is always
displayed on the LCD panel.
See “Display” on page 13
❏ Use up the ink cartridge within six months of
installation for best results.
You can check the accurate amount of ink
remaining in the Printer Status menu. You need to
check the amount of ink remaining before
printing a lot of data. If there is a low ink
cartridge, prepare a new one.
See “Using the Menu mode” on page 14
See “PRINTER STATUS” on page 25
❏ Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date
printed on the cartridge carton. If you use an
ink cartridge beyond the expiry date, it may
affect the print quality.
❏ Store ink cartridges under the same condition
as the printer.
❏ Do not touch the ink supply port or its
surrounding area. The ink may leak from it.
❏ Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of
the ink cartridge. Doing so may affect normal
operation and printing.
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❏ Because the green IC chip has the cartridge’s
own information and the ink remaining
information, you can still use the ink cartridge
after pulling out the ink cartridge from the
printer.
Notes for storing the ink cartridges
❏ Do not add ink to the cartridge. The green IC
chip remembers the ink remaining so that you
cannot change the amount of ink remaining.
❏ Ink cartridges that are removed before ink
end is detected can be reinstalled in the
printer and used again if the expiry date
printed on the ink cartridge packaging has
not passed.
❏ Store ink cartridges under the following
conditions (temperature is 10 to 35°C and
humidity is 20 to 80% without condensation).
❏ Do not drop or knock it against hard objects;
otherwise, the ink may leak.
❏ Avoid getting dirt on the ink system port and
store the ink cartridge properly. You do not
need to put the ink cartridge in the package.
The ink system port has a valve in it so you do
not need to put a cap on it; however, be
careful not to tamper with the ink system
port.
❏ The ink is used not only for printing but also
for head cleaning.
Notes for replacing the ink
cartridges
❏ After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a
cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room
temperature for at least three hours before
using it.
Replacing ink cartridges
❏ Do not leave the printer without ink
cartridges installed. The print head nozzles
may dry and you may not be able to print.
A
B
Make sure the printer is on.
C
Open the ink compartment cover by hand
fully.
Open the ink compartment cover by
pushing it.
❏ Install an ink cartridge into each slot. You
cannot print if any of the slots are empty.
❏ Make sure that the printer is turned on when
you replace an ink cartridge. If the printer is
turned off while changing the ink cartridge,
the amount of ink remaining is not detected
correctly so you cannot print properly.
❏ Do not turn off the printer while replacing the
ink cartridges. The ink does not fill up
correctly or the print head nozzles may dry
out.
❏ If you reinstall a used ink cartridge, prepare a
new one also. You may need to replace it with
a new one if there is not much ink left for ink
charging.
❏ If you repeat the ink cartridge replacement or
perform head cleaning within a short period
of time, the ink drain tank may soon become
full. If there is not enough free space, dispose
of waste inks.
❏ Be careful as there is ink around the ink
system port on the used ink cartridge.
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D
F
Carefully pull the expended cartridge
straight out of the slot.
Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark
facing up and pointing to the rear of the
printer, and then insert it gently into the
slot as far as it will go.
Make sure to match the ink cartridge color
with the color label on the slot.
w Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap and water. If ink
gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
E
Note:
Be sure to install all eight ink cartridges. You
cannot print if any of the ink cartridges is not
installed.
Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is
the correct color. Shake an ink cartridge
horizontally well (about 5 seconds) before
installing it for best results. Then, remove it
from the package.
G
c Caution:
Do not touch the green chip on the side of
the cartridge. Doing so may prevent
normal operation and printing.
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Close the ink compartment cover.
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E
Replacing Flushing Pad
Press the
button to start Carriage
Maintenance.
Replace the flushing pad in the following
situations:
❏ When the flushing pad becomes deformed
❏ When smears of ink appear on paper
❏ One year after replacement
A
B
Turn on the printer.
C
Press the
/
button to display
MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
D
Press the
mode.
The print head moves to the left, and the
cleaning wiper moves forward. OPEN MAINT
COVERS is displayed on the LCD panel.
button to enter the Menu
F
Open the maintenance cover on the right of
the printer.
G
Put on the plastic glove and remove the
flushing pad.
Press the
/
button to display
CARRIAGE MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
c Caution:
Prepare an old paper to prevent waste ink
from dropping when replacing the
flushing pad. If waste ink comes into
contact with the grid roller, the surface of
the grid roller will be damaged, and the
paper feed function may be affected.
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H
Install the new flushing pad. Set the
flushing pad until it clicks into place.
I
Close the right maintenance cover firmly
until it is locked.
Regular Maintenance
Cleaning the cleaning wiper
Clean the cleaning wiper once a month, or when
blurs or lacking parts appear on printed paper
after head cleaning.
Note:
❏ Use the cleaning stick that comes with the
printer to clean the cleaning wiper.
See “Maintenance Kit” on page 53
❏
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When cleaning the cleaning wiper, the print
head cap must be removed and cleaning must be
complete before the head dries. We recommend
finishing the cleaning within 15 minutes to
prevent the head from drying.
A
B
Turn on the printer.
C
Press the
/
button to display
MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
D
Press the
/
button to display
CARRIAGE MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
Press the
mode.
button to enter the Menu
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E
Press the
button to start Carriage
Maintenance.
Cleaning wiper front side:
Remove the ink and dust to right and left.
The print head moves to the left, and the
cleaning wiper moves forward. OPEN MAINT
COVERS is displayed on the LCD panel.
F
Cleaning wiper back side:
Remove the ink and dust upward.
Open the maintenance cover on the right of
the printer.
c Caution:
Do not put any tools on an opened
maintenance cover as the cover may fall
off.
G
H
Close the right maintenance cover firmly
until it is locked.
I
Press the
state.
Use the cleaning stick and the ink cleaner to
remove the ink and dust on the cleaning
wiper.
c Caution:
❏ Do not touch the cleaning wiper and
head cap unit. Head cleaning may not
be performed correctly because of oil
from your hands.
❏
Do not immerse the stick in water.
Doing so may damage the print head.
❏
Do not leave a used cleaning stick on
the printer’s cover to avoid stains.
❏
Do not reuse the cleaning stick. Dust
attached to the stick may damage the
print head.
button to return to the READY
The print head and cleaning wiper return to
their original positions.
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Cleaning around the print
head
D
Press the
/
button to display
CARRIAGE MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
E
Press the
button to start Carriage
Maintenance.
Clean around the print head when foreign objects,
such as dust or ink causing omitted dots or ink
drops are attached around the print head.
Note:
❏ Before starting to clean around the print head,
read and understand this procedure, then clean
promptly and accurately.
❏
When cleaning around the print head, the print
head cap must be removed and cleaning must be
complete before the head dries. We recommend
finishing the cleaning within 15 minutes to
prevent the head from drying. If cleaning exceeds
15 minutes, discontinue it by following steps 10
and 11. Perform head cleaning, and then start
cleaning around the print head again.
❏
Use the cleaning stick to clean around the print
head.
A
B
Turn on the printer.
C
Press the
/
button to display
MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
Press the
mode.
The print head moves to the left, and the
cleaning wiper moves forward. OPEN MAINT
COVERS is displayed on the LCD panel.
F
button to enter the Menu
Open the left maintenance cover.
c Caution:
Do not put any tools on an opened
maintenance cover as the cover may fall
off.
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G
H
Confirm, using a light such as a penlight,
that there are no foreign objects, such as
dust or ink attached to the gray parts in the
illustration below.
c Caution:
❏ Do not touch the nozzle of the print
head. Doing so may damage the print
head.
Do not touch the head of the cleaning
stick. Oil on your hands may attach to
the cleaning stick, causing damage to
the print head.
❏
Do not immerse the head of the
cleaning stick in water. Doing so may
damage the print head.
❏
Do not reuse the cleaning stick. Dust
attached to the stick may damage the
print head.
Close left maintenance cover firmly until it
is locked.
J
Press the
button several times to return
to the READY state.
The print head returns to its original
position.
If foreign objects, such as dust or ink are
attached to the print head, remove them
using the cleaning stick.
❏
I
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Adjusting the Print Head
You may need to adjust the print head if white lines appear in your printed data or if you notice the print
quality has declined. You can perform the following printer maintenance functions for maintaining the
print head in good condition to ensure the best print quality.
Manual cleaning function
You can perform cleaning manually according to the print quality.
Functions
Printer
Explanation
Nozzle check
✓
Checks the print head nozzles for clogging by printing a
nozzle check pattern.
Head cleaning
✓
Cleans the print head to improve the print quality.
Auto cleaning function (Auto maintenance function)
Function
Explanation
Regular cleaning
When more than the set time has passed since the previous print job, the
print head is cleaned automatically to prevent it from clogging.
Self-cleaning
Avoids drying and clogging of the print head nozzles. It starts when you turn
the printer on.
Capping
Put a cap on the print head to keep it from drying.
Print head alignment function
Functions
EPSON LFP
Remote
Panel
Printer
Explanation
Print head alignment
✓
✓
Aligns the print head when misaligned
lines appear on the printed data.
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Nozzle check
E
Press the
button to start printing a
nozzle check pattern.
F
Check the nozzle check pattern.
This function checks the print head*1 nozzles*2 for
clogging by printing a nozzle check pattern.
Perform head cleaning if you find that the nozzle
check pattern is unexpectedly faint or has missing
dots in the nozzle check pattern.
*1 Print head: The part that prints by spraying ink
onto the paper.
*2 Nozzle: A minute hole for spraying ink. It is
positioned where it cannot be seen from the
outside.
Good
Note:
You cannot perform a nozzle check when the Ink
Check light is on.
A
Make sure that roll paper or A3 size or
larger is loaded in the printer.
B
Press the
mode.
There are no missing dots so the nozzles are
not clogged.
Bad
button to enter the Menu
C
Press the
/
button to display TEST
PRINT, and then press the
button.
D
Press the
/
button to display NOZZLE
CHECK, and then press the
button.
There are missing dots so the nozzles are
clogged. Perform head cleaning.
See “Head cleaning” on page 66
Note:
❏ If blurs or lacking parts in printed paper do not
disappear with one time of head cleaning,
perform Cleaning (Medium) or Cleaning
(Heavy) in the Maintenance menu.
❏
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If blurs or lacking parts in printed paper do not
disappear with several times of head cleaning, see
the following section and take appropriate
measures.
“Printing-related troubleshooting” on page
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D
Head cleaning
See “Nozzle check” on page 65
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
performing head cleaning, which ensures that the
nozzles are delivering ink properly.
Note:
❏ If blurs or lacking parts in printed paper
do not disappear with one time of head
cleaning, perform Cleaning (Medium) or
Cleaning (Heavy) in the Maintenance
menu.
“MAINTENANCE” on page 24
Note:
❏ When not using the printer for a long period (one
week or more), perform head cleaning once a
week. If head cleaning is not performed, the print
head may get clogged. Doing so will preserve
print quality.
❏
Remove paper when cleaning. Cleaning with
paper loaded may lead to contact between the
print head and paper.
❏
You do not need to perform head cleaning unless
the printed data is blurred or the color of the
image is not good.
❏
The cleaning process consumes ink of all ink
cartridges at the same time. Even if you are
using only black inks, head cleaning also
consumes color inks.
❏
When the Ink Check light is on, you cannot clean
the print head. Replace the ink cartridge with a
new one first.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 56
A
B
C
❏
If blurs or lacking parts in printed paper
do not disappear with several times of
head cleaning, see the following section
and take appropriate measures.
“Printing-related troubleshooting”
on page 79
Head washing
If the nozzles are still clogged after cleaning the
print head a few times, perform head washing. In
order to perform head washing, the cleaning
cartridge is needed.
See “Cleaning cartridges” on page 51
Perform head washing from the Menu mode, and
follow the messages on the LCD panel.
See “MAINTENANCE” on page 24
Turn on the printer.
The following are the brief steps of how to
perform head washing.
Check that the paper lever is lowered.
Press and hold the
Print a nozzle check pattern, and check the
result.
button for 3 seconds.
The Power light starts flashing and the
head cleaning is started. When the Power
light is on, the head cleaning is completed.
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A
Draining the ink
B
Charging the ink cleaner
The message instructs you to remove the
ink cartridges and empty the drain tank.
The message instructs you to insert the
cleaning cartridges and empty the drain
tank.
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C
Draining the ink cleaner
Automatic maintenance
function
The message instructs you to remove the
cleaning cartridges and empty the drain
tank.
This printer has a self-cleaning function and
capping function for maintaining the print head
in consistently good condition to ensure the best
print quality.
After draining the ink cleaner, turn off the
printer.
It takes about 33 minutes to complete the head
washing.
c
Regular cleaning function
Regular cleaning is a function for cleaning the
print head automatically at regular interval. You
can set the interval of cleaning using the control
panel. When more than the set time has passed
since the previous print job, the print head is
cleaned automatically to prevent it from clogging.
Caution:
If an error occurs and the printer stops during
head washing process, you need to perform head
washing again using the new cleaning
cartridges. Beware of the following situation:
❏
❏
DRAIN TANK FULL error occurs because you
have not followed the message to empty the
drain tank.
See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 19
COVER OPEN error occurs because you have
opened any one of covers when not
instructed.
Self-cleaning function
Self-cleaning is a function for cleaning the print
head automatically to prevent the nozzles getting
clogged. It is performed when you turn the
printer on (during warming up). A minute
quantity of ink is drawn from each ink cartridge
to prevent the nozzle drying out.
Even if you press the
button during
self-cleaning, the power is not turned off until
cleaning finishes. Do not pull out the power plug
of the printer during cleaning.
Follow the messages on the LCD panel for ink
charging after head washing is complete.
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Capping function
Cleaning the Printer
Capping is a function for automatically covering
the print head with a cap (lid) to prevent the print
head from drying out. Capping is performed in
the following situations.
To keep your printer in top operating condition,
clean it thoroughly if it becomes soiled.
❏ When several seconds have elapsed after
printing finishes (that is there is no print data
sent)
w Warning:
❏ Do not insert or drop metal or flammable
objects into the printer through openings
such as a fresh air inlet. This may cause an
electric shock or fire.
❏ When printing is stopped
❏
Take care of the following points to ensure that
the print head is capped properly.
❏ If the print head is not positioned on the right
side (it is not capped), turn the printer on,
then off again. By turning the printer off with
the
button, the head is capped properly.
If foreign substances or liquids such as water
entered the printer, do not use the printer.
This may cause an electric shock or fire.
Immediately turn off the printer, unplug the
power cord from the electric outlet, and
contact your local Epson dealer.
c Caution:
❏ Take care to prevent water or other foreign
❏ If you turn the power off when a paper jam or
error occurs and the print head is not capped,
turn the printer on again. Shortly, the print
head is capped automatically. Check that it is
properly capped, then turn the printer off.
substances getting inside the printer. If
moisture, dirt, or other substances gets
inside of the printer, besides affecting print
quality, it may cause the electric circuits to
short.
❏ Do not move the print head manually under
any circumstances.
❏
❏ Do not remove the power plug of the printer
when the power is on, or cut the power at the
breaker. The head may not be capped
properly.
Do not open covers attached using screws
under any circumstances. This may cause
an electric shock or a malfunction.
Cleaning outside of the
printer
A
B
Remove the paper from the printer.
C
Use a soft, clean cloth to carefully remove
any dust or dirt.
If the dirt does not come off, clean it using a
soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild
detergent. Then, wipe the outside of the
printer dry with a dry, soft cloth.
Make sure the printer is turned off and all
the lights are off, and then unplug the
power cord from the electrical outlet.
c Caution:
Never use alcohol or thinners to clean the
printer; these chemicals can damage the
components as well as the case.
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Cleaning inside of the printer
A
Make sure the printer is turned off and all
the lights are off, and then unplug the
power cord from the electrical outlet.
B
C
Leave the printer for a minute.
D
E
Apply a damp and tightly squeezed soft
cloth to wipe out paper powder and ink
attached to the platen and paper guide.
F
Apply a damp and tightly squeezed soft
cloth to wipe off the dirt of the unpainted
(silver color) area in the center of the grid
roller.
Open the front cover.
Remove paper powder and dust attached to
the pressurizing rollers using a soft brush.
Note:
Do not blow paper powder inside the printer
using tools such as an air duster. It may cause
an abnormal noise from the inside of the
printer.
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Keeping the Printer
Moving or Transporting
the Printer
When storing the printer, place it on a horizontal
surface with the ink cartridges installed in the
printer.
This section describes how to move or transport
the printer.
c Caution:
The printer must be kept flat. Do not tilt it,
Moving the printer
stand it on end, or turn it upside down.
c Caution:
❏ Do not remove the ink cartridges;
If you do not used the printer
for a long time
otherwise, the print head nozzles may dry
up.
❏
❏ When not using the printer for a long period
(one week or more), perform head cleaning
once a week. If head cleaning is not
performed, the print head may get clogged.
Doing so will preserve print quality.
Move the printer maintaining a horizontal
position.
Preparation before moving
❏ Do not leave the printer without ink
cartridges; otherwise, the ink will dry out and
the printer is not able to print properly. Even
if you do not use the printer, leave all of the
ink cartridges in the slots.
❏ Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long
period of time; otherwise, the roller for
securing the paper may leave a mark on the
surface of the paper.
A
B
Make sure the printer is turned off.
C
D
Unplug the cables such as the power cord.
E
Move the printer.
Dispose of waste ink.
See “Disposal of Waste Inks” on page 55
Loosen the four adjusters of the stand.
Protecting the print head
This printer has a capping function that
automatically puts a cap on the print head to keep
it away from drying.
If the print head is left uncapped, the print quality
may decline. When you are not using the printer,
make sure the print head is located on the far
right so that it is capped.
See “Capping function” on page 68
Note:
The casters supplied with the dedicated stand
are designed to move the printer a short
distance on a flat indoor surface, not for
transporting equipment.
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Setting up the printer after moving
Transporting the printer
After moving the printer, follow the procedure
below to set it ready for use.
A
Make sure that the place is proper.
B
Plug in the power cable to the electrical
outlet, and turn on the printer.
When transporting the printer, the printer must
be packed in the same condition as purchased.
Contact your local Epson customer support.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
c Caution:
When moving or transporting the printer, keep it
flat. Do not tilt it, stand it on end, or turn it
upside down. Doing so may cause the ink to leak
inside the printer. Also, proper operation of the
printer after moving or transportation cannot be
guaranteed.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
C
Perform a nozzle check to see if there are
any missing dots.
See “Nozzle check” on page 65
D
Perform the print head alignment to ensure
print quality.
See “Print head alignment” on page 47
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Problem Solver
2007/03/07 17:39:571
Error Messages on the LCD Panel
Error messages
Messages are either status messages or error messages. Many common printer problems can be identified
by the lights and messages on the LCD panel. See the following messages to solve problems.
Error messages
Description
What to do
INK LOW
The ink cartridge is
nearly expended.
Replacement of the ink cartridge is nearly
needed.
Although you can continue printing in INK
LOW situation, it may decrease the print
quality.
See “About ink cartridges” on page 56
DRAIN TANK FULL
DRAIN WASTE INK FROM THE
DRAIN TANK
The ink drain tank is full.
Drain waste ink from the ink drain tank
immediately.
INK CARTRIDGE
INSTALL INK CARTRIDGE
This message appears
when replacing the ink
cartridge.
Install an ink cartridge.
LEVER RELEASED
LOWER THE PAPER SET LEVER
The paper lever is in
the released position.
Move the paper lever to the secured position.
FRONT COVER OPEN
CLOSE FRONT COVER
The front cover is open.
Close the front cover.
MAINT COVER OPEN
CLOSE RIGHT MAINT COVER
The maintenance
cover(s) is open.
Close the maintenance cover(s).
The ink cover(s) is
open.
Close the ink cover(s).
The ink cartridge is
nearly expended.
Replace the ink cartridge with a new one.
See “Disposal of Waste Inks” on page 55
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 56
LEVER RELEASED
LOAD PAPER
MAINT COVER OPEN
CLOSE LEFT MAINT COVER
INK COVER OPEN
CLOSE RIGHT AND LEFT INK
COVERS
INK COVER OPEN
CLOSE RIGHT INK COVER
INK COVER OPEN
CLOSE LEFT INK COVER
NOT ENOUGH INK
REPLACE INK CARTRIDGE WITH A
NEW ONE
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Error messages
Description
What to do
NO CARTRIDGE
INSTALL INK CARTRIDGE
No ink cartridge is
installed.
Install an ink cartridge correctly. Do not
reinstall the ink cartridge that caused an error.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 56
INK CARTRIDGE ERROR
REPLACE CARTRIDGE
The ink cartridge was
found faulty. There
may be some bad
contact or dew
condensation in the
cartridge.
❏
Remove the ink cartridge and reinstall it. If
this message appears after reinstalling the
ink cartridge, replace it with a new one.
(Do not reinstall the ink cartridge that
caused an error.)
See “About ink cartridges” on page 56
See “Replacing ink cartridges” on
page 57
❏
Condensation may occur in the ink
cartridge so leave it at room temperature
for more than four hours before installing
the ink cartridge.
See “Notes for replacing the ink
cartridges” on page 57
INK CARTRIDGE
PLEASE USE GENUINE EPSON INK
CARTRIDGES
Non-genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Replace the ink cartridge with a genuine
Epson ink cartridge.
See “About ink cartridges” on page 56
See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page 57
INK CARTRIDGE
NON-GENUINE CARTRIDGE MAY
NOT PERFORM AT OPTIMUM.
CONTINUE?
<YES NO>
Non-genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Select NO (press the
button) to replace the
ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink
cartridge.
See “About ink cartridges” on page 56.
See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page 57
INK CARTRIDGE
THIS MAY VOID EPSON’S
WARRANTY.
DO YOU ACCEPT THIS?
<ACCEPT DECLINE>
Non-genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
This may void EPSON’s
warranty.
Select DECLINE (press the
button) to replace
the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink
cartridge. Selecting ACCEPT (press the
button) may void EPSON’s warranty.
See “About ink cartridges” on page 56.
See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page 57
INK CARTRIDGE
REPLACE INK CARTRIDGE
The ink cartridge is
expended.
Replace the ink cartridge with a new one.
COMMAND ERROR
CHECK DRIVER SETTINGS
Damaged data has
been sent to the
printer.
Stop printing, and press the
seconds.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 56
button for 3
The printer receives
data with a wrong
command.
PAPER SKEW
LOAD PAPER PROPERLY
The installed printer
driver is not correct for
the printer.
Stop printing, and press the
button for 3
seconds. Then make sure that the installed
printer driver is correct for the printer.
The paper is not
loaded straight.
❏
It may not be printed in the printable area
properly.
❏
Load the paper straight.
See “Using Roll Paper” on page 32
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Error messages
Description
What to do
PAPER ERROR
LOAD PAPER PROPERLY
REFER TO THE MANUAL
The paper is not
loaded correctly.
Release the paper lever, and set the paper
correctly.
PAPER OUT
LOAD PAPER
No paper is loaded in
the printer.
Load paper correctly.
The paper is not
ejected properly.
Set the paper lever to the released position,
and remove the paper.
The roll paper runs out
while printing is in
progress.
Load a new roll paper.
F/W INSTALL ERROR
UPDATE FAILED
RESTART THE PRINTER
The printer fails to
update the firmware.
Restart the printer, and then update the
firmware using EPSON LFP Remote Panel
again.
PAPER JAM
REMOVE PAPER
The paper is jammed.
Remove the jammed paper.
CARRIAGE LOCKED
RELEASE THE CARRIAGE LOCK
Print head is locked.
See “Using Roll Paper” on page 32
See “Using Roll Paper” on page 32
See “The paper is jammed” on page 81
Remove the protective materials from the
print head to release the print head.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
PRINTER ERROR
RESTART THE PRINTER
Some errors have
occurred.
Turn the printer off, and after a while turn it on
again.
MAINTENANCE REQUEST NNNN
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.
If 1133 or 1137
appears, the print
head may be locked.
Remove the protective materials from the
print head to release the print head.
SERVICE CALL ERROR NNNN
PLEASE CONTACT TO THE REPAIR
CENTER
See “When the maintenance request error
occurs” on page 75
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
If the print head is already removed, turn the
printer off, and plug the power cord into the
electrical outlet or the AC inlet of the printer
properly, and then turn the printer on and off a
few times.
If 3000 appears, the
power cord is not
plugged into the
electrical outlet or the
AC inlet of the printer
properly.
Turn the printer off. Plug the power cord into
the electrical outlet or the AC inlet of the
printer properly. Then, turn the printer on and
off a few times. If this message appears on the
LCD panel again, note the code and contact
your dealer.
See “When the service call error occurs”
on page 75
A fatal error has
occurred.
Turn the printer off, leave it for a while, and turn
the printer on again. If this message appears
on the LCD panel again, note the code and
contact your dealer.
See “When the service call error occurs”
on page 75
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When the maintenance request error occurs
A maintenance request warns you to replace the consumables with a new one very soon. If MAINTENANCE
REQUEST XXXX is displayed on the LCD panel, contact your dealer and tell them the maintenance request
code. If you continue to use the printer, the service call error occurs.
When the service call error occurs
A service call error occurs when:
❏ The carriage lock is not removed from the print head.
❏ The power cord is not plugged properly into the electrical outlet or the power connector of the
printer.
❏ A fatal error has occurred.
When a service call has occurred, SERVICE CALL ERROR NNNN appears and the printer stops printing. Turn
off the printer, and check if the carriage lock is removed. If it is removed, then check that the power cord
is plugged properly into the electrical outlet or the power connector of the printer. Plug the power cord
properly and then turn on the printer. If the service call error is cleared, you can continue to use the
printer. If the same service call error is displayed on the LCD panel, contact your dealer for assistance.
Tell them the service call code is "NNNN".
Troubleshooting
Cannot print at all
Does not work at all after turning on the printer
Cause
What to do
Is the power cable connected to
the plug?
Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into electrical outlet or
the printer.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
Does the AC power supply provide
the specified voltage?
Connect the cable to another outlet.
Is the front cover open or paper
lever raised?
Close the front cover.
Lower the paper lever.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
Is the maintenance cover open?
Close the maintenance cover.
See “Cleaning the cleaning wiper” on page 60
See “Cleaning around the print head” on page 62
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Does not work after loading the paper
Cause
What to do
Is the front cover open or paper
lever raised?
Close the front cover.
Lower the paper lever.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
Is the maintenance cover open?
Close the maintenance cover.
See “Cleaning the cleaning wiper” on page 60
See “Cleaning around the print head” on page 62
Is the paper loaded at an angle?
Load the paper straight.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
Is the ink cartridge inserted?
Insert the ink cartridge.
See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page 57
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
Is the printer being used in an
environment other than the one
specified, such as in direct sunlight?
Only use the printer in an environment that is specified for use.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
When data is sent from the computer, an error occurs at the printer and nothing is printed
Cause
What to do
Is the type of printer selected
correctly at the computer?
Check that the printer type settings on the computer side and printer
side are the same.
Are the interface requirements and
command mode the same on the
computer side and printer side?
Cannot use the computer online using LAN
Cause
What to do
Is the network interface cable
connected correctly?
Confirm the types of the cross and straight cables, and connect the
network interface cable correctly.
See Unpacking and Setup Guide
Are the network settings configured
correctly?
Configure the network settings correctly.
Match the printer’s network settings
with the computer side
environment.
Match this product’s network settings with the computer side
environment.
Does the Power light on the LCD
panel flash after sending printing
data from the computer?
If the Power light does not flash, contact the computer
manufacturer.
See “NETWORK SETUP” on page 26
See “System Requirements” on page 88
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Paper-related troubleshooting
Note:
If the paper is jammed or torn, see the following section to remove it.
“The paper is jammed” on page 81
The paper slips or is torn during initialization
Cause
What to do
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
Is the loading position of the paper
correct?
Set the paper correctly.
Is the roll paper set correctly?
Set the roll paper correctly.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
See “Loading roll paper” on page 32
Are there any foreign materials such
as paper attached to the
pressurizing roller?
Clean the pressurizing roller.
Is the printer being used in an
environment other than the one
specified, such as in direct sunlight?
Only use the printer in an environment that is specified for use.
Are you using folded, torn or rolled
paper?
Replace the paper.
Does the paper bend?
Use the recommended paper. When using paper other than the
dedicated one, set the Paper Suction in the Paper Setup menu.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Cleaning inside of the printer” on page 69
See “Cautions on handling paper” on page 40
See “Details of PAPER SETUP” on page 21
The paper is crumpled during initialization
Cause
What to do
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper. For details of the recommended
paper, contact your local Epson customer support.
Is the loading position of the paper
correct?
Set the paper correctly.
Is the paper loaded at an angle?
Set the paper straight.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
Are there any foreign materials such
as paper attached to the
pressurizing roller?
Clean the pressurizing roller.
Is the printer used in an environment
other than the one specified, such
as near an air conditioner?
Only use the printer in an environment that is specified for use.
Are you using folded, torn or rolled
paper?
Replace the paper.
See “Cleaning inside of the printer” on page 69
See “Cautions on handling paper” on page 40
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The wrong paper size is set during initialization
Cause
What to do
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
Is the paper loaded at an angle?
Set the paper straight.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
When the paper is set, does it curl
upward?
Straighten the paper or set a new paper.
Is the printer used in an environment
other than the one specified, such
as near an air conditioner?
Only use the printer in an environment that is specified for use.
Are you using paper that has been
printed on already?
Use a new paper.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
See “Loading roll paper” on page 32
See “Paper type” on page 40
Paper jams frequently occur
Note:
If paper other than the recommended one is used, correct paper feed adjustment cannot be assured.
Cause
What to do
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
Is the paper used in an environment
other than the one specified?
Use the paper in a dedicated environment.
Are you using old paper?
Replace it with new paper.
Are you using folded or wrinkled
paper?
Does the paper bend?
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Cautions on handling paper” on page 40
See “Replacing Roll Paper” on page 39
Use the recommended paper. When using paper other than the
dedicated one, set the Paper Suction in the Paper Setup menu.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Details of PAPER SETUP” on page 21
The paper veers during printing
Cause
What to do
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
Is the loading position of the paper
correct?
Set the paper correctly.
Is the roll paper set correctly?
Set the roll paper correctly.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
See “Loading roll paper” on page 32
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Printing-related troubleshooting
Note:
Proper print quality may not be obtained with the paper other than the recommended one.
Printing is partially stained or incomplete
Cause
What to do
Does the paper contain moisture?
Replace it with new paper.
Are you using folded or wrinkled
paper?
Does the paper bend?
See “Replacing Roll Paper” on page 39
Use the recommended paper. When using paper other than the
dedicated one, set the Paper Suction in the Paper Setup menu.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Details of PAPER SETUP” on page 21
The printing position is incorrect (some parts of the paper cannot be printed on)
Cause
What to do
Is the loading position of the paper
correct?
Set the paper correctly.
Did you set up the origin and print
position?
Cancel or reset the settings of the origin and print position.
See “Setting roll paper” on page 35
Printing is blurred
Cause
What to do
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
Are you using a thick or thin paper?
Use the recommended paper.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
Is the paper printed on the printing
surface?
Confirm the printing surface of the paper and set it correctly.
Did you perform head alignment?
Perform head alignment.
See “Using Roll Paper” on page 32
See “Print head alignment” on page 47
Did you perform Paper Feed
Adjustment?
Perform paper feed adjustment.
Is each heater set to the
appropriate temperature?
Set it to the appropriate temperature.
Is the head height set to High?
Return the head height to "Normal (Low)".
See “Adjusting Paper Feed” on page 48
See “Details of PAPER SETUP” on page 21
See “Head height adjustment” on page 42
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White or black lines appear on printed paper
Cause
What to do
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
Is the roll paper set correctly?
Set the roll paper correctly.
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Loading roll paper” on page 32
Is the nozzle in good condition?
Perform head cleaning.
See “Head cleaning” on page 66
Did you perform head alignment?
Perform head alignment.
See “Print head alignment” on page 47
Did you perform Paper Feed
Adjust?
Perform paper feed adjustment.
Is each heater set to the
appropriate temperature?
Set it to the appropriate temperature.
Is the head height set to High?
Return the head height to "Normal (Low)".
See “Adjusting Paper Feed” on page 48
See “Details of PAPER SETUP” on page 21
See “Head height adjustment” on page 42
Printing lines are not straight
Cause
What to do
Is the ink cartridge within the validity
period?
Use a new ink cartridge.
Are you using the recommended
paper?
Use the recommended paper.
Did you perform head alignment?
Perform head alignment.
See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page 57
For details of the recommended paper, contact your local Epson
customer support.
See “Print head alignment” on page 47
Did you perform Paper Feed
Adjust?
Perform paper feed adjustment.
See “Adjusting Paper Feed” on page 48
Printing lines are duplicated or patchy
Cause
What to do
Is the nozzle in good condition?
Perform head cleaning.
See “Head cleaning” on page 66
Is the head height set to High?
Return the head height to "Normal (Low)".
See “Head height adjustment” on page 42
Clogged nozzles cannot be recovered by cleaning
Cause
What to do
Did you try head cleaning for
several times?
Perform head washing.
See “Head washing” on page 66
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The paper is jammed
E
Pull the paper to your side, and cut the torn
part with cutting tools such as a razor
blade.
F
Turn the flanges of the roll paper holders
and wind roll paper.
G
If paper dust or pieces of paper remain
inside the printer, remove them.
When the set paper is jammed, follow the
procedure below to remove it.
A
B
C
D
Turn off the printer.
Open the front cover.
Move the print head section from the top of
the paper to the right.
Make sure that the Power light is not
flashing, and then raise the paper lever.
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Where To Get Help
Contacting Customer
Support
Where To Get Help
New :See comments to select sections you need. The word "other" indicates products except for inkjet, SPC, Page, and SIDM.
New :For All products
Technical Support Web
Site
Before Contacting Epson
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. If customer support for
your area is not listed below, contact the dealer
where you purchased your product.
Epson’s Technical Support Web Site provides
help with problems that cannot be solved using
the troubleshooting information in your product
documentation. If you have a Web browser and
can connect to the Internet, access the site at:
New :Only inkjet, SPC, and Scanner products are used in this section.
Customer support will be able to help you much
more quickly if you give them the following
information:
http://support.epson.net/
If you need the latest drivers, FAQ’s, manuals, or
other downloadables, access the site at:
http://www.epson.com
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back
of the product.)
Then, select the support section of your local
Epson Web site.
❏ 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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Help for Users in North
America
Help for Users in Europe
Check your Pan-European Warranty Document
for information on how to contact EPSON
Customer support.
Epson provides the technical support services
listed below.
New :Use Inkjet, SPC, and "other" products Only.
Internet Support
Help for Users in Australia
Visit Epson’s support Web site at
http://support.epson.com and select your
product for solutions to common problems. You
can download drivers and documentation, get
FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail
Epson with your questions.
Epson Australia wishes to provide you with a
high level of customer service. In addition to your
product documentation, we provide the
following sources for obtaining information:
New :For all products
Your Dealer
Speak to a Support
Representative
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help
identify and resolve problems. The dealer should
always be the first call for advise on problems;
they can often solve problems quickly and easily
as well as give advise on the next step to take.
Dial: (562) 276-1300 (U.S.), or (905) 709-9475
(Canada), 6 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday. Toll or long distance charges may
apply.
Internet URL
http://www.epson.com.au
Before you call Epson for support, please have the
following information ready:
Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web
pages. Worth taking your modem here for the
occasional surf! The site provides a download
area for drivers, Epson contact points, new
product information and technical support
(e-mail).
❏ Product name
❏ Product serial number
❏ Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and
date of purchase
❏ Computer configuration
❏ Description of the problem
Note:
For help using any other software on your system, see the
documentation for that software for technical support
information.
Purchase Supplies and
Accessories
You can purchase genuine Epson ink cartridges,
ribbon cartridges, paper, and accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest
reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or
you can purchase online at
http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Where To Get Help
Epson Helpdesk
Help for Users in Singapore
Epson Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to
make sure our clients have access to advice.
Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in
installing, configuring and operating your Epson
product. Our Pre-sales Helpdesk staff can
provide literature on new Epson products and
advise where the nearest dealer or service agent is
located. Many types of queries are answered here.
Sources of information, support, and services
available from Epson Singapore are:
New :For All products
World Wide Web
(http://www.epson.com.sg)
Information on product specifications, drivers for
download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
Sales Enquiries, and Technical Support via e-mail
are available.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
1300 361 054
Fax:
(02) 8899 3789
Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586
3111)
We encourage you to have all the relevant
information on hand when you ring. The more
information you prepare, the faster we can help
solve the problem. This information includes
your Epson product documentation, type of
computer, operating system, application
programs, and any information you feel is
required.
Our HelpDesk team can help you with the
following over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problem
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
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Help for Users in Thailand
Help for Users in Indonesia
Contact for information, support, and services
are:
Contacts for information, support, and services
are:
World Wide Web
(http://www.epson.co.th)
World Wide Web
(http://www.epson.co.id)
Information on product specifications, drivers for
download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
and e-mail are available.
❏ Information on product specifications,
drivers for download
New :For all products
New :For all products
❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales
Enquiries, questions through e-mail
Epson Hotline (Phone:
(66)2685-9899)
Epson Hotline
Our Hotline team can help you with the following
over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Technical support
❏ Product usage questions or problem
Phone
(62) 21-572 4350
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
Fax
(62) 21-572 4357
Epson Service Center
Help for Users in Vietnam
Jakarta
Mangga Dua Mall 3rd floor No 3A/B
Jl. Arteri Mangga Dua,
Jakarta
Phone/Fax: (62) 21-62301104
Bandung
Lippo Center 6th floor
Jl. Gatot Subroto No.2
Bandung
Phone/Fax: (62) 22-7303766
Surabaya
Hitech Mall lt IIB No. 12
Jl. Kusuma Bangsa 116 – 118
Surabaya Phone: (62) 31-5355035
Fax: (62)31-5477837
Yogyakarta
Hotel Natour Garuda
Jl. Malioboro No. 60
Yogyakarta
Phone: (62) 274-565478
Medan
Wisma HSBC 4th floor
Jl. Diponegoro No. 11
Medan
Phone/Fax: (62) 61-4516173
Makassar
MTC Karebosi Lt. Ill Kav. P7-8
JI. Ahmad Yani No.49
Makassar
Phone: (62)411-350147/411-350148
Contacts for information, support, and services
are:
New :For all products
Epson Hotline (Phone):
84-8-823-9239
Service Center:
80 Truong Dinh Street,
District 1, Hochiminh City
Vietnam
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Help for Users in Hong Kong
Help for Users in Malaysia
To obtain technical support as well as other
after-sales services, users are welcome to contact
Epson Hong Kong Limited.
Contacts for information, support, and services
are:
New :For All products
New :For All products
Internet Home Page
World Wide Web
(http://www.epson.com.my)
Epson Hong Kong has established a local home
page in both Chinese and English on the Internet
to provide users with the following information:
❏ Information on product specifications,
drivers for download
❏ Product information
❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales
Enquiries, questions through e-mail
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs)
Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd.
❏ Latest versions of Epson product drivers
Head Office.
Users can access our World Wide Web home page
at:
Phone:
603-56288288
Fax:
603-56288388/399
http://www.epson.com.hk
Epson Helpdesk
Technical Support Hotline
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
(Infoline)
You can also contact our technical staff at the
following telephone and fax numbers:
Phone:
(852) 2827-8911
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
Phone:
603-56288222
❏ Enquiries on repair services & warranty,
product usage and technical support
(Techline)
Phone:
86
603-56288333
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Help for Users in India
Help for Users in the
Philippines
Contacts for information, support, and services
are:
New :For all products
To obtain technical support as well as other after
sales services, users are welcome to contact the
Epson Philippines Corporation at the telephone
and fax numbers and e-mail address below:
New :For All products
World Wide Web
(http://www.epson.co.in)
Information on product specifications, drivers for
download, and products enquiry are available.
Phone:
(63) 2-813-6567
Fax:
(63) 2-813-6545
Epson India Head Office Bangalore
E-mail:
epchelpdesk@epc.epson.com.ph
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.ph)
Phone:
080-30515000
Fax:
30515005
Information on product specifications, drivers for
download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
and E-mail Enquiries are available.
Epson India Regional Offices:
Epson Helpdesk (Phone: (63) 2-813-6567)
Location
Telephone
number
Fax number
Our Hotline team can help you with the following
over the phone:
Mumbai
022-28261515
/16/17
022-28257287
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
Delhi
011-30615000
011-30615005
❏ Product usage questions or problems
Chennai
044-30277500
044-30277575
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
Kolkata
033-22831589 /
90
033-22831591
Hyderabad
040-66331738/
39
040-66328633
Cochin
0484-2357950
0484-2357950
Coimbatore
0422-2380002
NA
Pune
020-30286000
/30286001
/30286002
020-30286000
Ahmedabad
079-26407176 /
77
079-26407347
Helpline
For Service, Product info or to order a cartridge 18004250011 (9AM - 9PM) - This is a Toll-free
number.
For Service (CDMA & Mobile Users) - 3900 1600
(9AM - 6PM) Prefix local STD code
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Product Information
Printer Specifications
Product Information
Printing
System Requirements
Your computer should meet the following system
requirements:
Printing
method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle
configuration
Black: 180 nozzles × 1 × 2*
(Black)
Color: 180 nozzles × 7 × 2*
(Cyan, Magenta, Light Cyan,
Light Magenta, Yellow, Green,
Orange)
System requirements
Depends on RIP (Raster Image Processor)
specification you use.
* Each color has two lines.
Character
mode
Connection requirements
The connection requirements differ depending on
the connection you use. See the Epson Web site
for the latest supported operating system.
Character
Pitch
Printing Column
10 cpi*
635
* characters per inch
Raster
graphic
mode
USB connection
Horizontal
resolution
Printable
width
Available
dots
540 dpi*
1615.0 mm
(63.58")
34,334
720 dpi
1615.0 mm
(63.58")
45,779
1440 dpi
1615.0 mm
(63.58")
91,559
Windows
The following conditions must be met:
❏ A computer that Windows Vista, XP, or 2000
is pre-installed, or Windows 2000, Me, or 98 is
pre-installed and then upgraded to Windows
Vista, XP, or 2000.
* dots per inch
❏ A computer with a USB port that is
guaranteed by the computer manufacturer.
(Ask the computer manufacturer if
necessary.)
Resolution
Maximum 1440 × 1440 dpi
Print
direction
Bidirectional
Control code
ESC/P Raster, ESC/P2
An operating system and the computer with a
USB port that is guaranteed by Apple Inc.
RAM
256 MB (MAIN) + 64 MB (Network)
Character
tables
PC 437 (US, Standard Europe)
Network connection
Character
sets
EPSON Courier 10 cpi
Mac OS X
See the Network Guide for detailed information.
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Paper feed
method
Friction
Paper path
Roll paper
Dimensions
Width: 2,698 mm (106.22")
Depth: 943 mm (37.11"),
1045 mm (41.14") when using
Auto Take-Up Reel Unit
Height: 1,267 mm (49.88")
Weight
Ink cartridges
Colors
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
Black
Printer:
Approx. 150 kg (331 lb) without
the ink cartridges
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
Stand:
Approx. 34 kg (75 lb)
Green
Orange
Auto Take-Up Reel Unit:
Approx. 19 kg (42 lb)
Cartridge life
See expiry date on package or
cartridge.
Within 6 months after opening
package.
Electrical
Temperature
Rated voltage
AC 100-120 V, AC 200-240 V
Input voltage
range
AC 90-132 V, AC 180-264 V
Rated
frequency
range
50/60 Hz
Input frequency
range
49.0-51.0 Hz, 59.0-61.0 Hz
Rated current
MAIN (100-120 V) 11 A
MAIN (200-240 V) 6 A
HEATER (100-120 V) 11 A
HEATER (200-240 V) 6 A
Power
consumption
(MAIN + HEATER)
Printing:
Approx. 680 W
Storage
(uninstalled)
-20 to 40ºC
(-4 to 104ºF)
1 month at
40ºC (104ºF)
Storage
(installed)
-10 to 40ºC
(14 to 104ºF)
4 days at 32ºC
(90ºF)
Ready mode:
Approx. 680 W (Idle heat On)
Approx 48 W (Idle heat Off,
100-120 V)
Approx 40 W (Idle heat Off,
200-240 V)
Sleep mode:
Approx. 24 W
Power off:
Approx. 3 W
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Capacity
950 ml
Dimensions
53.1 mm (W) × 316.1 mm
(D) × 146.2 mm (H)
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Product Information
Paper
Note:
❏ The ink cartridges packaged with your printer
are partly used during initial setup. In order to
produce high-quality prints, the print head in
your printer will be fully charged with ink. This
one-off process consumes a quantity of ink and
therefore these cartridges print fewer pages
compared to subsequent ink cartridges.
❏
❏
Roll paper
Actual ink consumption may vary depending on
the images that you are printing, the paper type
that you are using, the frequency of your
printings and environmental conditions such as
temperature.
Ink is consumed during the following operations:
print head cleaning and ink charging when an
ink cartridge is installed.
❏
See expiration date printed on package and
cartridge.
Operation
20 to 32°C
(68 to 89.6°F)
Print Quality
Guarantee
22 to 32°C
(72 to 89.6°F)
Storage
-10 to 40ºC
(14 to 104ºF)
Operation
40 to 60% RH*
Print Quality
Guarantee
40 to 60% RH*
Storage
20 to 80% RH*
3 inches
Outer
diameter
Max. 170 mm (6.7")
Thickness
Max 0.3 mm (When Head height
adjustment lever is Low)
Max. 30 kg
Note:
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.
4 days at 32ºC
(90ºF)
Humidity
Internal
diameter
Weight
Environmental
Temperature
300 mm (12") to 1625 mm (64") (W)
Max 1.3 mm (When Head height
adjustment lever is High)
To ensure you receive premium print quality and
to help protect your print head, a variable ink
safety reserve remains in the cartridge when
your printer indicates to replace the cartridge.
❏
Paper size
* Without condensation
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Standards and Approvals
Safety
Interface
Your printer is equipped with a USB interface and
an Ethernet interface.
UL 60950-1
CSA No. 60950-1
Low Voltage
Directive
2006/95/EC
EMC
USB interface
EN 60950-1
The printer’s built-in USB interface is based on the
standards specified in the Universal Serial Bus
Specifications Revision 2.0 and the Universal
Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing
Devices Version 1.1. This interface has the
following characteristics.
FCC part 15 subpart B class A
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class A
AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
EMC Directive
2004/108/EC
EN 55022
Class A
Standard
Based on Universal Serial
Bus Specifications Revision
2.0, 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
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
w Warning:
This is a class A product. In a domestic
environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be
required to take adequate measures.
Note:
Only computer equipped with a USB connector and
running Windows Vista, XP x 64, XP, 2000, or
Mac OS X.10.x support the USB interface.
Ethernet interface
The printer has a built-in Ethernet interface. Use a
100BaseTX and 1000BaseT STP (shielded
twisted-pair) cable via the RJ-45 connector to
connect to a network.
Type of STP cable
For 1000Base T, use category 5e or above.
For 100Base TX, use category 5 or above.
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Index
Index
A
H
AC inlet, 9
Active indicator, 9
Adjuster, 9
After heater, 22
Automatic maintenance function, 67
Auto Take-Up Reel, 20
Auto Take-Up Reel Unit, 9
Head alignment, 21
Head cleaning, 66
Head fan, 20
Head washing, 24, 66
Heating time, 19
B
Initialize setting, 20
Init network setting, 26
Ink cartridge, 51
Ink cartridge compartment, 10
Ink cartridge status icon, 13
Ink drain tank, 9
Ink level, 25
IP, SM, DG setting, 26
IP address setting, 26
I
Bonjour, 26
Buttons, 11
C
Capping, 68
Carriage maintenance, 24
Carriage movement, 23
Cleaning, 64
Cleaning (heavy), 24
Cleaning (light), 24
Cleaning (medium), 24
Cleaning (very light), 24
Cleaning outside of the printer, 68
Cleaning stick, 53
Cleaning the printer, 68
Clear usage count, 25
Clock setting, 24
Consumable, 51
Contacting Epson, 82
Contrast adjustment, 24
Control panel, 9, 11
Customer support, 82
Custom paper, 24
Custom paper menu, 21
J
Job history, 25
Job information, 24
L
Language, 27
Length unit, 27
M
M/W adjustment, 23
Maintenance cover, 9
Maintenance menu, 24
Maintenance mode, 27
Menu setting, 14
Messages, 13
D
N
Default panel, 27
Details of Menu mode, 19
Display, 13
Drying time, 23
Network interface connector, 10
Network setup, 26
Network status sheet, 24
Nozzle check, 24, 65
E
O
EDM status, 25
Ethernet interface, 91
Options, 51
F
P
Flushing frequency, 19
Flushing pad, 53
Flush onto paper, 19
Front cover, 9
Paper feed adjust, 21
Paper feed slot, 10
Paper guide, 9, 10
Paper holder plate, 9
Paper lever, 9
Paper origin setup, 19
Paper setup, 20
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Index
Paper size check, 19
Paper skew check, 19
Paper suction, 23
Paper type, 20
Plastic glove, 53
Platen, 9
Platen heater, 22
Pre heater, 21
Pressurizing rollers, 9
Printable pages, 25
Printer Status menu, 25
Print head alignment, 47
Print mode, 21
Print multiple layer, 24
Print nozzle pattern, 19
R
Recommended paper, 51
Regular cleaning, 20
Replacing ink cartridges, 57
Roll paper holders, 10
S
Self-cleaning function, 67
Service, 82
Side margin, 19
Specifications
electrical, 89
interface, 91
Standards and Approvals, 91
Status sheet, 24
System requirements, 88
T
Technical support, 82
Test Print menu, 24
Thermometer unit, 27
Total prints, 25
U
Uninstall (Windows), 31
Usage count, 25
USB interface, 91
USB interface connector, 10
V
Version, 25
W
Waste ink valve, 10
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