Sharp CD-M4000 User`s guide

User’s Guide
NPD3341-00
AcuLaser M4000 Series
User's Guide
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Operating System Versions
In this manual, the following abbreviations are used.
Windows refers to Windows Vista, XP, Vista x64, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, and Server 2003 x64.
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Windows Vista refers to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, Windows Vista
Home Basic Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition and Windows Vista Business Edition.
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Windows Vista x64 refers to Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium x64 Edition,
Windows Vista Home Basic x64 Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise x64 Edition and Windows Vista Business x64
Edition.
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Windows XP refers to Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.
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Windows XP x64 refers to Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
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Windows 2000 refers to Windows 2000 Professional.
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Windows Server 2003 refers to Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Edition.
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Windows Server 2003 x64 refers to Windows Server 2003 x64 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64
Enterprise Edition.
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Copyright and Trademarks
Operating System Versions
Safety Instructions
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power On/Off Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Printer
Where to Find Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inside the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options and Consumable Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2 Printing Tasks
Loading Paper into Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MP tray and standard lower paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Output Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face-down tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face-up tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting and Using Print Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Thick paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancelling a Print Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Automatic setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing print settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toner Save mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Advanced Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex printing (with the Duplex Unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying the print layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resizing printouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing watermarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing headers and footers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing with an overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing with an overlay (with the storage). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing the copy-protected document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Web Pages to Fit Your Paper Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Reserve Job Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending the print job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3 Using the Control Panel
Using the Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to make control panel settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to access the control panel menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to register menus as bookmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tray Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick Print Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confidential Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Network Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUX Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PCL Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PS3 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESCP2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FX Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I239X Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password Config Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bookmark Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Quick Print Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Confidential Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Cancel Job button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Reset menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Optional Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Installing the optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Removing the optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Installing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Removing the Duplex Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Stacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Installing the Stacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Removing the Stacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Memory Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Installing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Removing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Installing the hard disk drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Removing the hard disk drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Formatting the hard disk drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Installing an interface card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Removing an interface card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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Precautions During Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuser Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the pickup roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding a place for the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For long distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For short distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Clearing Jammed Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Precautions for clearing jammed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Jam A (Cover A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Jam A B (Cover A or B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Jam MP A, Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper Jam C3 A
(All paper cassettes and Cover A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Jam DM (Duplex Unit’s cover) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Jam STK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Ready light does not turn on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The printer does not print (Ready light off). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Ready light is on but nothing prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The optional product is not available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The remaining service life of the imaging cartridge is not updated
(For Windows users only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printout Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The font cannot be printed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printout is garbled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The printout position is not correct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Graphics do not print correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transparencies are output blank from the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The background is dark or dirty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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White dots appear in the printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Print quality or tone is uneven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Half-tone images print unevenly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Toner smudges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Areas are missing in the printed image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Completely blank pages are output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
The printed image is light or faint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
The non-printed side of the page is dirty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Print quality decreased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Insufficient memory for current task . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Insufficient memory to print all copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Paper Handling Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Paper does not feed properly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Problems Using Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
The message Invalid AUX /IF Card appears on the LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Feed jam when using the optional paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
An installed option cannot be used. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Correcting USB Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
USB connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Windows operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Printer software installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Network Connection Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Cannot install software or drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Cannot access the shared printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
The printer does not print correctly in the PostScript mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
The printer does not print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
The printer driver or printer that you need to use does not appear in the Printer Setup
Utility (Mac OS 10.3.x and 10.4.x) or Print Center (Mac OS 10.2.x) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
The font on the printout is different from that on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
The printer fonts cannot be installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
The printer does not print normally via the USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
The printer does not print normally via the network interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Printing in the PCL6/5 Mode Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
The printer does not print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
The printer does not print correctly in the PCL mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
The printer does not start manual duplex printing (PCL6 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
The font on the printout is different from that on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
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Chapter 8 About the Printer Software for Windows
Using the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a status sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Extended Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Optional Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying consumable information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ordering Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using EPSON Status Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing EPSON Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detailed Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Job Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notice Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Order Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer hardware requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer system requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the PostScript printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the PostScript printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the PostScript printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 10 About the PCL6/PCL5 Printer Driver
About the PCL Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the PCL6/PCL5 Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the PCL6 printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the PCL6 printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available paper types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper that should not be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard and approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options and Consumable Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard Disk Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Imaging cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B Customer Support
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before Contacting Epson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in Thailand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in Indonesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in Hong Kong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in Malaysia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help for Users in the Philippines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
Safety
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer.
Safety precautions
Be sure to follow the precautions carefully to ensure safe and efficient operation:
❏ Because the printer weighs approximately 24 kg (52.9 lb) with consumable products installed,
one person should not lift or carry it. Two people should carry the printer, lifting it by the
correct positions as shown below.
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❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT SURFACE or CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use, the fuser and
the surrounding areas may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 30 minutes
to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
a
b
a. CAUTION HOT SURFACE
b. CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE
❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some components are sharp and may cause
injury.
❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless instructed to do so in this guide.
❏ Never force the printer’s components into place. Although the printer is designed to be sturdy,
rough handling can damage it.
❏ When handling an imaging cartridge, always place it on a clean, smooth surface.
❏ Do not attempt to modify an imaging cartridge or take it apart. It cannot be refilled.
❏ Do not touch the toner. Keep the toner away from your eyes.
❏ Do not dispose of used imaging cartridge in fire, as they can explode and cause injury. Dispose
of them according to local regulations.
❏ If toner is spilled, use a broom and dustpan or a damp cloth with soap and water to clean it up.
Because the fine particles can cause a fire or explosion if they come into contact with a spark, do
not use a vacuum cleaner.
❏ Wait at least one hour before using an imaging cartridge after moving it from a cool to a warm
environment to prevent damage from condensation.
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❏ When removing the imaging cartridge, do not expose it to sunlight at all and avoid exposing it
to room light for more than five minutes. The imaging cartridge contains a light-sensitive
drum. Exposure to light can damage the drum, causing dark or light areas to appear on the
printed page and reducing the service life of the drum. If you need to keep the imaging
cartridge out of the printer for long periods, cover it with an opaque cloth.
❏ Be careful not to scratch the surface of the drum. When you remove the imaging cartridge from
the printer, always place it on a clean, smooth surface. Avoid touching the drum, since oil from
your skin can permanently damage its surface and affect print quality.
❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the imaging cartridge in an area subject to direct
sunlight, dust, salty air, or corrosive gases (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject to
extreme or rapid changes in temperature or humidity.
❏ Be sure to keep consumable components out of the reach of children.
❏ Do not leave jammed paper inside the printer. This can cause the printer to overheat.
❏ Avoid sharing outlets with other appliances.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of the following instructions before operating your printer:
When choosing a place and power source for the printer
❏ Place the printer near an electrical outlet where you can easily plug in and unplug the power
cord.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface.
❏ Do not put your printer where the cord will be stepped on.
❏ Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. Do not
block or cover them. Do not put the printer on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface or in a
built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
❏ All interface connectors for this printer are Non-LPS (non-limited power source).
❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same
circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
❏ Connect your printer to an electrical outlet that meets the power requirements of this printer.
Your printer’s power requirements are indicated on a label attached to the printer. If you are
not sure of the power supply specifications in your area, contact your local power company or
consult your dealer.
❏ If you are unable to insert the AC plug into the electrical outlet, contact an electrician.
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❏ Use the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
❏ When connecting this product 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.
❏ If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings on the products
plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing to a qualified service representative
under the following conditions:
A.
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B.
If liquid has been spilled into it.
C.
If it has been exposed to rain or water.
D.
If it does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating instructions since improper adjustment
of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.
E.
If it has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
F.
If it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
When using the printer
❏ The printer weighs about 24 kg (52.9 lb). One person should not attempt to lift or carry the
printer. Two people should carry it.
❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet before cleaning.
❏ Use a well-wrung cloth for cleaning and do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
❏ Do not use printer in a damp environment.
❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
❏ Never spill liquid of any kind on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in the printer’s documentation, do not attempt to service this
product yourself.
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❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Improper adjustment
of other controls may result in damage and may require repair by a qualified service
representative.
Safety Information
Power cord
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Caution:
❏ Be sure the AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standards.
Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of the another cord may result in fire
or electric shock.
This product’s power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment may result
in fire or electric shock.
❏ If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. If there are fuses
in the plug, make sure you replace them with fuses of the correct size and rating.
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Warning:
The performance of procedures and adjustments other than those specified in the printer’s
documentation may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in the IEC60825 specifications. The label shown is
attached to the back of the printer in countries where required.
Internal laser radiation
Max. Average Radiation Power:
10 mW at laser aperture
Wavelength:
775 to 800 nm
This is a Class III b Laser Diode Assembly that has an invisible laser beam. The printer head unit is
NOT A SERVICE ITEM, therefore, the printer head unit should not be opened under any
circumstances. An additional laser warning label is affixed to the inside of the printer.
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Ozone safety
Ozone emission
Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the printing process. Ozone is produced
only when the printer is printing.
Ozone exposure limit
The recommended exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 parts per million (ppm) expressed as an average
time-weighted concentration over an eight (8) hour period.
The Epson laser printer generates less than 0.1 ppm for eight (8) hours of continuous printing.
Minimize the risk
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone, you should avoid the following conditions:
❏ Use of multiple laser printers in a confined area
❏ Operation in conditions of extremely low humidity
❏ Poor room ventilation
❏ Long, continuous printing together with any of the above
Printer location
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and heat generated are:
❏ Not blown directly into the user’s face
❏ Vented directly out of the building whenever possible
Power On/Off Cautions
Do not turn off the printer:
❏ After turning on the printer, wait until Ready appears on the LCD panel.
❏ While the Ready light is flashing.
❏ While the Data light is on or flashing.
❏ While printing.
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Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your Printer
Where to Find Information
Setup Guide
Provides you with information on assembling the printer and installing the printer software.
User’s Guide (this manual)
Provides you with detailed information on the printer’s functions, optional products, maintenance,
troubleshooting, and technical specifications.
Network Guide
Provides network administrators with information on both the printer driver and network
settings.You need to install this guide from the Network Utilities CD-ROM to your computer’s
hard disk before referring it.
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The Network Utilities CD-ROM may not be included with the product in some countries or
regions. In this case, you can install the Network Guide from the Software CD-ROM.
Paper Jam Guide
Provides you with solutions for paper jam problems about your printer you may need to refer to
on a regular basis. We recommend printing this guide and keeping it near the printer.
Font Guide
Provides you with information on fonts used on the printer. You need to copy this guide, or you
can open it directly from following directory on the software CD-ROM.
For Windows: /COMMON/MANUAL/ENG/FNTG
Online Help for printer software
Click Help for detailed information and instructions on the printer software that controls your
printer. Online help is automatically installed when you install the printer software.
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Printer Parts
Front view
a. face-down tray
b. top cover
c. control panel
d. right side cover
e. paper indicator
f. MP tray
g. standard lower paper cassette
h. power switch
i. paper support
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Rear view
a. cover B
b. upper option cover
c. AC inlet
d. face-up tray
e. parallel interface connector
f. USB interface connector
g. Ethernet interface connector
h. Type-B interface card slot cover
i. cover B lever
j. paper path lever
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Inside the printer
a. cover A
b. imaging cartridge
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Control panel
a.
LCD panel
Displays printer status messages and control panel menu settings.
b.
Cancel Job button
Press once to cancel the current print job. Press and hold for more
than two seconds to delete all jobs from the printer memory.
c.
Data light (Green)
On when print data is stored in the print buffer (the section of
printer memory reserved for receiving data) but not yet printed.
Flashes when the printer is processing data.
Off when no data remains in the print buffer.
d.
Ready light (Green)
On when the printer is ready, indicating that the printer is ready to
receive and print data.
Off when the printer is not ready.
e.
Start/Stop button
When the printer is printing, pressing this button stops the
printing.
When the error light is flashing, pressing this button clears the
error and switches the printer to ready status.
f.
Error light (Orange)
On or flashes when an error has occurred.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
Enter button
Down button
Back button
OK button
Up button
Use these buttons to access the control panel menus, where you
can make printer settings and check the status of consumable
products. For instructions on how to use these buttons, see “Using
the Control Panel Menus” on page 53.
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Options and Consumable Products
Options
You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the following options.
❏ 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit (C12C802471)
This unit increases paper feeding capacity up to 550 sheets of paper. You can install up to two
units.
❏ Duplex Unit (C12C802481)
This unit allows for automatic printing on both sides of paper.
❏ Stacker (C12C802111)
This unit provides the offset function. The printouts are output in offset stacks. The Stacker can
stack up to 500 sheets of paper.
❏ Hard Disk Drive (C12C824172)
This option expands the printer’s capacity by allowing you to print complex and large print
jobs at high speed. This option also enables you to use the Reserve Job function. By using the
Reserve Job function, you can store print jobs in the printer’s hard disk and print them later
directly from the printer’s control panel.
❏ Memory Module
This option expands the printer’s memory by allowing you to print complex and
graphics-intensive documents. The printer’s RAM can be increased up to 576 MB by adding
two additional 256 MB RAM DIMMs.
Note:
Make sure that the DIMM you purchase is compatible with EPSON products. For details, contact the
store where you purchased this printer or an EPSON qualified service representative.
Consumable products
The life of the following consumable products is monitored by the printer. The printer lets you
know when replacements are needed.
Product name
Product code
Imaging Cartridge
1170
Fuser Unit (110-120 V)
3037
Fuser Unit (220-240 V)
3038
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Chapter 2
Printing Tasks
Loading Paper into Your Printer
This section describes how to load paper. If you use special media such as transparencies or
envelopes, see also “Selecting and Using Print Media” on page 30. For specifications or details
about the paper types and sizes, see “Paper” on page 197.
MP tray and standard lower paper cassette
The MP tray (Multi-purpose tray) and standard lower paper cassette are the paper sources that are
available for various types of paper, such as labels, envelopes, thick paper, and transparencies.
Note:
❏ To load envelopes, see “Envelopes” on page 31.
❏ MP tray can be set into the upper cassette slot only, and standard lower paper cassette can be set into the
lower cassette slot only. Do not set into the different slot by force.
❏ The procedure for loading paper into the standard lower paper cassette is the same as that for the MP
tray.
1. Pull out the MP tray.
Note:
When pulling out the standard lower paper cassette, raise it and pull it at an angle.
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2. Remove the MP tray cover.
3. Adjust the cassette size to accommodate the paper you are loading.
Slide the side paper guide outward while pinching the knob. Then, slide the end paper guide
while pinching the knob, to accommodate the paper you are loading.
4. Load a stack of the desired paper on the center of the cassette with the printable surface facing
up. Then slide the side paper guide while pinching the knob until it is against the right side of
the stack to get a snug fit.
Note:
Make sure that you do not load paper beyond the upper limit mark, or do not load transparencies beyond
the lower limit mark.
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5. Replace the MP tray cover, making sure the front edge is flush and as far forward as possible.
And reinsert the cassette in the printer.
Note:
The following paper sizes are detected automatically. When loading other paper sizes or fixing the paper
size despite the loaded paper size, use the control panel to set the paper size. For details, see “Tray Menu”
on page 57.
MP tray:
A4, A5, B5, Letter (LT), Legal (LGL), Executive (EXE),
Government Legal (GLG)
Standard lower paper cassette:
A4, A5, B5, LT, LGL, EXE, GLG
6. Select the output tray. See “Selecting Output Tray” on page 28 for details.
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Optional paper cassette unit
The paper sizes and types supported by the optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit are the same as
the standard lower paper cassette.
The paper-loading procedure is also the same as that for the standard lower paper cassette. For
detailed information, see “MP tray and standard lower paper cassette” on page 25.
Selecting Output Tray
Face-down tray
All types and sizes of supported paper can be used. Up to 500 sheets can be stacked when using the
plain paper.
1. Pull down the paper path lever.
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2. Extend the paper support to accommodate the size of the paper loaded in the MP tray or lower
paper cassette to prevent it from slipping off the printer.
Face-up tray
All types and sizes of supported paper can be used. Up to 70 sheets can be stacked when using the
plain paper.
Installing the Face-up tray
1. Insert the right and left tabs of the face-up tray into the holes at the back of the printer.
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2. Push up the paper path lever and pull out the extension tray.
Selecting and Using Print Media
You can use special media, such as labels, envelopes, thick paper, and transparencies.
When loading special media, you should make paper settings. You can also make these settings on
the Tray Menu in the control panel. See “Tray Menu” on page 57.
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be changed by the manufacturer at any time,
EPSON cannot guarantee the quality of any type of media. Always test samples of media stock before
purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
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Labels
Available labels:
❏ Labels designed for black-and-white laser printers or black-and-white plain-paper copiers
❏ Labels that completely cover the backing sheet, with no gaps between the individual labels
Available paper source:
❏ MP tray
❏ Standard lower cassette
❏ Optional lower cassette
Printer driver settings:
Paper Size:
A4, LT
Paper Source:
MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3
Paper Type:
Labels
Note:
❏ Depending on the quality of labels, the printing environment, or the printing procedure, labels might be
wrinkled. Make a trial print run before you print on a lot of labels.
❏ Duplex printing is not available for labels.
❏ Press a sheet of paper on top of each sheet of labels. If the paper sticks, do not use those labels in your
printer.
Envelopes
Available envelopes:
❏ Envelopes that have no glue or no tape
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Cautions
Do not use window envelopes. The plastic on most window envelopes will melt.
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Available paper source:
❏ MP tray
❏ Standard lower cassette
❏ Optional lower cassette
a
b
a. C5, IB5
b. Mon, DL, C6, C10
Printer driver settings:
Paper Size:
Mon, C10, DL, C6, IB5
Paper Source:
MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3
Paper Size:
C5
Paper Source:
MP Tray
Note:
❏ Depending on the quality of envelopes, the printing environment, or the printing procedure, envelopes
might be wrinkled. Make a trial print run before you print on a lot of envelopes.
❏ Duplex printing is not available for envelopes.
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❏ When printed envelopes are wrinkled, open cover B and push up the form feed pressure change levers at
both sides of the fuser unit until they are in the vertical position. It may reduce the wrinkles in the
envelopes. When using paper other than envelopes, be sure to push the levers back down.
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Warnings
Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked
CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use, the
fuser and the surrounding areas may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 30
minutes to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
Thick paper
Available paper source:
❏ MP tray
❏ Standard lower cassette
❏ Optional lower cassette
Printer driver settings:
Paper Size:
A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, EXE, LGL, GLG, GLT, F4
Paper Source:
MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3
Paper Type:
Thick (for 106 to 159 g/m² paper) or Extra Thick (for 160 to 216 g/m² paper)
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Transparencies
Available paper source:
❏ MP tray
❏ Standard lower cassette
❏ Optional lower cassette
Printer driver settings:
Paper Size:
A4, LT
Paper Source:
MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3
Paper Type:
Transparency
Custom paper size
Available paper size:
❏ 76.2 × 127.0 mm to 215.9 × 355.6 mm
Available paper source:
❏ MP tray
Printer driver settings:
Paper Size:
User Defined Size
Paper Source:
MP Tray
Paper Type:
Normal, Thick, or Extra thick
Note:
Depending on the quality of the non-standard size paper, the printing environment, or the printing
procedure, the paper might skew. Make a trial print run before you print on a lot of non-standard size paper.
Note:
❏ For Windows, access the printer driver, then select User Defined Size from the Paper Size list on the
Basic Settings tab. In the User Defined Paper Size dialog box, adjust the Paper Width, Paper Length, and
Unit settings to match your custom paper. Then click OK and your custom paper size will be saved.
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❏ The saved paper sizes can only be used with the printer driver you saved them to. Even if multiple printer
names are set for a printer driver, the settings can be available only for the printer name in which you
saved the settings.
❏ When sharing the printer on a network, you cannot create User defined size at the client.
❏ If you cannot use the printer driver as explained above, make this setting at the printer by accessing the
control panel’s Printing Menu and selecting CTM (custom) as the Page Size setting.
Cancelling a Print Job
From the printer
Press the + Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel.
From the computer
For Windows users
Double-click your printer’s icon on the taskbar. Select the job in the list, then click Cancel from the
Document menu.
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Setting the Print Quality
You can change the print quality of printouts through settings in the printer driver.
In the Automatic setting, you can select a print mode according to your printing purpose. The
printer driver makes optimal settings depending on the print mode you have selected. In the
Advanced setting, you have more setting options.
Note:
The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver settings.
Using the Automatic setting
For Windows users
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click Automatic, then choose desired printing quality.
3. Click OK.
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Using the Advanced setting
For Windows users
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select Advanced. Then select the most appropriate setting from the list according to the type of
document or image you want to print.
When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as Print Quality and Graphics are set
automatically. Changes are shown in the current settings list on the Setting Information dialog box
that appears by pressing the Setting Info. button on the Optional Settings tab.
Customizing print settings
If you need to change detailed settings, make the settings manually.
Note:
To print the highest resolution, set Print Quality to Maximum.
For Windows users
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select Advanced, then click More Settings.
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3. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
4. Click OK.
Saving your settings
You can save your custom settings.
Note:
❏ You cannot use a predefined setting name for your custom settings.
❏ The saved custom settings can only be used with the printer driver you saved them to. Even if multiple
printer names are set for a printer driver, the settings can be available only for the printer name in which
you saved the settings.
❏ You cannot delete predefined settings.
For Windows users
Note:
When sharing the printer on a network, the Save Settings is grayed out and you cannot create a custom
setting at the client.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select Advanced, then click Save Settings to open the Custom Settings dialog box.
3. Type a name for your custom settings in the Name box, then click Save.
Your settings will appear in the list on the Basic Settings tab.
Note:
To delete a custom setting, follow the step 1 and 2, select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog box, then
click Delete.
You can create new settings in the More Settings dialog box. When you create new settings,
Custom Settings is displayed in the list on the Basic Settings tab. In this case, the original setting is
not overwritten. To save the new settings, save them under a new name.
Toner Save mode
To reduce the amount of toner used in printing documents, you can print rough drafts using the
Toner Save mode.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
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2. Select Advanced, then click More Settings to open the More Settings dialog box.
3. Select the Toner Save check box, then click OK.
Setting the Advanced Layout
Duplex printing (with the Duplex Unit)
This function allows you to print on both sides of the paper automatically by installing the optional
Duplex Unit.
For Windows users
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select the Duplex check box, then select Left, Top, or Right as the binding position.
Note:
The Duplex check box appears only when the Duplex Unit is recognized by the printer driver. If it is not
recognized, confirm that the option is set to Installed on the Optional Settings tab. If necessary, update
the installed option information manually. For details, see “Making Optional Settings” on page 173.
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3. If you want to make detailed settings, click Duplex Settings to open the Duplex Settings dialog
box.
4. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
5. Click OK.
Modifying the print layout
This function allows you to print multiple pages on single sheets of paper.
For Windows users
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Print Layout check box and the number of pages you want to print on one sheet of
paper.
3. If you want to make detailed settings, click More Settings. The Print Layout Settings dialog
box appears.
4. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
5. Click OK.
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Resizing printouts
This function allows you to enlarge or reduce your document.
For Windows users
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Zoom Options check box.
3. If you want to resize pages automatically to fit the output paper, select the desired paper size
from the Output Paper drop-down list.
If you want to resize pages by a specified magnification, select the Zoom To check box, then
specify the percentage. You can also select the output paper size.
4. Select Upper Left (to print reduced page image at upper left corner of the paper) or Center (to
print reduced page image with centering) for Location setting.
Note:
This setting is not available when you select Zoom To check box.
5. Click OK.
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Printing watermarks
This function allows you to print a text-based or image-based watermark on your document.
For Windows users
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select a watermark that you want to use from the Watermark drop-down list.
3. If you want to make detailed settings, click Watermark Settings, and make appropriate
settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
4. Click OK.
Making a new watermark
For Windows users
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Click New/Delete.
3. Select Text or BMP and type a name for the new watermark in the Name box.
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4. If you select Text, type the watermark text in the Text box. If you select BMP, click Browse,
select the BMP file you want to use, then click Open.
5. Type the watermark name in the Name box.
6. Click Save. Your watermark will appear in the List box.
Note:
❏ To edit the saved text watermark, select it from the List box, then follow the step 4 to 6.
❏ To remove the saved watermark, select it from the List box, then click Delete. After removing it, be
sure to click OK to close the dialog box.
7. Click OK.
Note:
❏ You can register up to 10 original watermarks.
❏ The saved watermarks can only be used with the printer driver you saved them to. Even if multiple
printer names are set for a printer driver, the settings can be available only for the printer name in which
you saved the settings.
❏ When sharing the printer on a network, you cannot create a user defined watermark at the client.
Printing headers and footers
This function allows you to print user name, computer name, date, time, or collate number, at the
top or bottom of each page in a document.
For Windows users
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
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2. Select the Header/Footer check box, then click Header/Footer Settings.
3. Select the items from the drop-down list.
Note:
If you select Collate Number, the number of copies is printed. When using the Reserve Job function, do
not select Collate Number.
4. Click OK.
Printing with an overlay
This function allows you to print a standard form or letterhead onto the original document.
Note:
❏ This function is for Windows only.
❏ The overlay function is available only when High Quality (Printer) is selected for the Printing Mode
in the Extended Settings dialog box from the Optional Settings tab.
Creating an overlay
1. Open the file that you want to create an overlay.
2. From the application, access the printer driver. For details, see “Accessing the printer driver”
on page 172.
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3. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
4. Select the Form Overlay check box.
5. Select Create Overlay Data, then click More Settings. The Create Form dialog box appears.
6. Type the form name in the Form Name box and its description in the Description box.
7. Select Foreground Document or Background Document to specify whether the overlay will
be printed as foreground or background of the document.
8. Select the Assign to Paper Source check box to display the form name in the Paper Source
drop-down list on the Basic Settings tab.
9. Click OK in the Create Form dialog box.
10. Click OK (For Windows 2000, click Apply) in the Advanced Layout tab.
Note:
To change the settings of the overlay form data you created, access the printer driver and repeat all the steps
above. Note that on the step 5, select Overlay Print, then click Edit Form.
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Printing an overlaid document
You can select the registered form data from the Paper Source drop-down list on the Basic Settings
tab. For registering form data in the Paper Source, see step 8 in “Creating an overlay” on page 44.
If overlay form data is not registered in the Paper Source or if you want to make detailed settings,
follow the steps below.
1. Open the file to print with overlay data.
2. From the application, access the printer driver. For details, see “Accessing the printer driver”
on page 172.
3. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
4. Select the Form Overlay check box.
5. Select the Overlay Print check box, then click More Settings. The Form Selection dialog box
appears.
6. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
Note:
If you cannot select the form from the application, access the printer driver from the operating system.
For details, see “Accessing the printer driver” on page 172.
7. Click OK in the Form Selection dialog box.
8. Click OK in the Advanced Layout tab.
9. Click OK (For Windows 2000, click Print).
Saving an overlaid form pre-settings
This function allows you to save the settings you made from “Creating an overlay” on page 44.
1. From the Form Selection dialog box, click Save/Delete. To open the dialog box, see “Printing
an overlaid document” on page 46.
2. Type the pre-settings name in the Form Pre-Settings Name box, then click Save. Your
pre-settings name will appear in the Form Pre-Settings drop-down list in the Form Selection
dialog box.
3. Click OK. Your pre-settings name will appear in the Pre-Settings drop-down list in the
Advanced Layout dialog box.
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Note:
❏ To delete an overlaid form pre-setting, follow the step 1, select the pre-settings name you want to
delete from Form Pre-Settings drop-down list, click Delete, and then click OK.
❏ You can save up to 20 pre-settings.
Printing with an overlay (with the storage)
This function allows you to register the overlay form data on the storage. The storage is the
optional Hard Disk Drive installed in the printer.
This function is available only when the following conditions are satisfied.
❏ The optional Hard Disk Drive is installed on the printer.
❏ Update the Printer Option Info Automatically is selected under the Optional Settings tab on
the printer driver.
❏ High Quality (Printer) mode is set.
❏ The printer is connected via a network.
❏ You are using Windows.
❏ EPSON Status Monitor is installed on the computer.
❏ Internet Explorer is running on the computer.
Register the overlay form data on the storage
Note:
The form name must use only the characters shown below. A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, and ! ’ ) ( - _ %
1. Create the overlay form data. For details, see “Creating an overlay” on page 44.
2. Log in to Windows XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64 as an administrator.
3. From your operating system, access the printer driver. For details, see “Accessing the printer
driver” on page 172.
4. Click the Optional Settings tab.
5. Click Register. The Authentication dialog box appears.
6. Enter the password, and then click OK.
The Register to Storage dialog box appears.
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7. Select the form name from the Form Names list, and then click Register.
Note:
❏ Only form names that can be registered appear on the Form Name list.
❏ You can print the form list to click Print List.
8. Click Back to close the Register to Storage dialog box.
9. Click OK.
Printing a overlaid document
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Form Overlay check box.
3. Select the Overlay Print check box, then click More Settings. The Form Selection dialog box
appears.
4. Select HDD in Printer in the Current Source drop-down list.
5. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
6. Click OK in the Form Selection dialog box.
7. Click OK in the Advanced Layout tab.
Delete the overlay form data on the storage
1. Follow the step 2 to 5 of “Register the overlay form data on the storage” on page 47.
2. Click Delete. The Authentication dialog box appears.
3. Enter the password, and then click OK.
The Delete from Storage dialog box appears.
4. If you delete all overlay form data, click the All button, then click Delete. If you want to delete
some specific data, click the Selected button, enter the form name in the Form Name edit box,
then click Delete.
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Note:
❏ If you need the list of the registered overlay form data, click Print List to print it and confirm the
form name. Also, if you need a sample print-out of the form data, enter the form name and click the
Print Sample button.
❏ You can use the Browse button if the printer is connected through a network. Form names
registered to the storage are displayed by clicking the Browse button.
5. Click Back.
6. Click OK.
Printing the copy-protected document
This function allows you to print a document as a copy-protected document. When you try to copy
a copy-protected document, “COPY” is printed several times on the document.
Note:
❏ Epson will not guarantee to secure from information leakage and any other damage by using this
function, nor hidden letters appear in all cases.
❏ Screen-tone may be too dark, hidden letters may not be printed on the entire print, or hidden letters may
not appear when photocopied depends on the models, settings, and combinations of photocopiers, fax
machine, input device such as digital cameras and scanners, output device such as printers; printer
driver settings of this product; condition of consumables such as toner and output paper type.
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For Windows users
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select Copy from the Anti-Copy Pattern drop-down list.
3. Select Front or Back to select if “COPY” is printed in front or back of the images in the
document.
4. Click OK.
Printing Web Pages to Fit Your Paper Size
This function allows you to make Web pages fit to your paper size when printing. Install EPSON
Web-To-Page from the printer software CD-ROM.
Note:
This software is not available for Windows Vista, XP x64, and Mac OS X.
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After you install EPSON Web-To-Page, the menu bar is displayed on the Microsoft Internet
Explorer Toolbar. If it does not appear, select Toolbars from the View menu of Internet Explorer,
and then select EPSON Web-To-Page.
Using the Reserve Job Function
This function allows you to store print jobs on the printer’s memory and to print them later directly
from the printer’s control panel. You can prevent the printed document from being looked at by
other people by applying a password to the print job.
This function uses the following types of printer memory.
Printer’s Memory
Description
Hard Disk Drive
The optional Hard Disk Drive must be installed on your printer in order to use the
Reserve Job function. Make sure that the drive is correctly recognized by the
printer driver before you start using the Reserve Job function.
RAM disk
You need to keep sufficient RAM disk capacity in order to use the Reserve Job
function. To enable the RAM disk, you have to set the RAM Disk setting on the
control panel to Normal or Maximum. For instructions about increasing your
printer’s memory, see “Installing a memory module” on page 106. After the
memory module is installed, you must update the option information. See “Making
Optional Settings” on page 173.
The table below gives an overview of the Reserve Job options.
*
Reserve Job Option
Description
Re-Print Job
Lets you print the job now and store it on the printer’s memory. You can print the
same job several times.
Verify Job
Lets you print one copy now to verify the content. You can print multiple copies
later.
Stored Job*
Lets you store the print job on the printer’s memory without printing it now.
Confidential Job
Lets you apply a password to the print job. You can print the job entering the
password on the printer’s control panel.
Not available when you use the RAM disk for the printer’s memory.
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Sending the print job
For Windows users
1. Click the Optional Settings tab, then click Reserve Job Settings. The Reserve Job Settings
dialog box appears.
2. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Re-Print Job, Verify Job, Stored Job, or
Confidential Job.
3. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text boxes. If you selected Confidential
Job, enter a four-digit number in the password text box to set the password.
Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the Create a thumbnail check box.
Thumbnails can be accessed by entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in a
Web browser.
4. Click OK.
Note:
The OK button becomes available after both the user name and job name have been entered.
If you selected Re-print Job, the printer prints your document. If you selected Verify Job, the
printer prints one copy of your document.
To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see “Printing and Deleting Reserve Job
Data” on page 91.
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Chapter 3
Using the Control Panel
Using the Control Panel Menus
When to make control panel settings
In general, printer driver settings override settings made using the control panel.
You should make the following settings by using the control panel because these settings cannot be
made in the printer driver.
❏ Settings to select emulation modes and IES (Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
❏ Settings to specify a channel and configure the interface
❏ Settings to specify the size of the memory buffer used to receive data
How to access the control panel menus
1. Press the r Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the menus.
3. Press the r Enter button to view the items in a menu. Depending on the menu, the LCD panel
displays an item and the current setting separated ( YYYY=ZZZZ), or only an item ( YYYY).
4. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the items, or press the l Back button to
return to the previous level.
5. Press the r Enter button to carry out the operation indicated by an item, such as printing a
status sheet or resetting the printer, or to view the settings available for an item, such as paper
sizes or emulation modes.
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Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through available settings, then press the r Enter
button to select a setting and return to the previous level. Press the l Back button to return to
the previous level without changing the setting.
Note:
❏ You need to turn the printer off and then on to activate some settings. For details, see “Control Panel
Menus” on page 55.
❏ The OK button can be used instead of the r Enter button in step 3 or 5.
6. Press the Start/Stop button to exit the control panel menus.
How to register menus as bookmarks
By registering bookmarks for frequently used menus, you can display the registered menus by just
pressing the OK button while the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep.
Note:
The maximum number of menus you can register as bookmarks is 3.
1. Display the menu to register. For details, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page
53.
2. Press the OK button for more than two seconds.
The Add Bookmark menu appears.
Note:
Some menus cannot be bookmarked. If you tried to register them, Bookmark Failed is displayed.
3. Press the u Up and d Down buttons to select the menu to delete, then press the r Enter button.
Note:
To register a new menu, you have to delete one of the registered menus from the bookmark.
If Bookmark Registered is displayed, the menu is bookmarked successfully.
Note:
To delete the bookmarked menus, select Reset All from the control panel’s Reset Menu.
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Control Panel Menus
Note:
Some menus and items appear only when a corresponding optional device is installed or an appropriate
setting has been done.
Information Menu
Press the d Down or u Up button to select an item. Press the r Enter button to print a sheet or font
sample.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Status Sheet
Reserve Job List
*1
-
Form Overlay List*2
-
Network Status Sheet*3
-
AUX Status Sheet*4
-
USB Ext I/F Status Sht*5
-
PS3 Status Sheet
-
PS3 Font List
-
PCL Font Sample
-
ESCP2 Font Sample
-
FX Font Sample
-
I239X Font Sample
-
Toner
E******F to E
F
Fuser Unit Life
E******F to E
F
Total Pages
0 to 99999999
*1
Available only when the jobs are stored by using the Quick Print Job feature.
*2
This item appears only when Form Overlay data exists.
*3
Available only when the NetworkI/F setting in Network Menu is set to On.
*4
Available only when an optional interface card is installed.
*5
Available only when the printer is connected to a USB device with D4 support and has been turned on when the
USB I/F setting is set to On.
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Status Sheet, AUX Status Sheet
Prints a sheet showing the current printer settings and installed options. These sheets can be useful
to confirm whether options have been installed correctly.
Reserve Job List
Prints a list of reserved print jobs stored on the printer’s memory.
Form Overlay List
Prints a list of the form overlays stored in the optional Hard Disk Drive.
Network Status Sheet
Prints a sheet showing the working status of the network.
USB Ext I/F Status Sht
Prints a sheet showing the working status of the USB interface.
PS3 Status Sheet
Prints a sheet showing information about the PS3 mode such as the PS3 version.
PS3 Font List, PCL Font Sample, ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X Font Sample
Prints a sample of the fonts available for your selected printer emulation.
Toner, Fuser Unit Life
The number of asterisks (*) between “E” and “F” indicates the remaining service lives of
consumables. If a non-genuine consumable is used, “?” is displayed instead of the indicator.
Total Pages
Displays the total number of pages printed by the printer.
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System Information Menu
The following information is displayed.
❏ Main Version
❏ MCU Version
❏ Serial No
❏ Memory
❏ MAC Address
Tray Menu
Item
Settings (default in bold)
MP Tray Size
Auto*1, A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
Cassette 1 Size/Cassette 2
Size*2/Cassette 3 Size*2
A4, A5, B5, LT, LGL, GLG, EXE
MP Type*3
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Trnsprncy, Labels
Cassette 1 Type*3/Cassette 2
Type*2 *3/Cassette 3 Type*2 *3
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Trnsprncy, Labels
*1
Automatic detection can be effective only for A4, A5, B5, LT, LGL, EXE, or GLG size paper.
*2
Available only when the optional paper cassette unit is installed.
*3
The settings are overridden by the settings made in the printer driver.
MP Tray Size
Select your paper size from this menu.
Cassette 1 Size/Cassette 2 Size/Cassette 3 Size
Displays the paper size loaded in the standard and optional paper cassettes.
MP Type
Lets you set the paper type loaded in the MP tray.
Cassette 1 Type/Cassette 2 Type/Cassette 3 Type
Lets you select the paper type loaded in the standard and optional lower cassettes.
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Emulation Menu
Note:
You can specify different emulations for each interfaces.
*
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Parallel
Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL
USB
Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL
Network
Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL
AUX*
Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL
Available only when an optional Type-B interface card is installed.
Printing Menu
Note:
The settings are overridden by the settings made in the printer driver.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Page Size
A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5, CTM*1
Wide A4
Off, On
Orientation
Port, Land
Resolution
300, 600, 1200
RITech*2
On, Off
Toner Save*2
Off, On
Density
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Image Optimum*3
Auto, Off, On
Top Offset
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
LeftOffset
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
T Offset B*4
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
B*4
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
L Offset
*1
Custom-size paper is 76.2 × 127.0 mm at the minimum and 215.9 × 355.6 mm at the maximum.
*2
If Resolution is set to 1200, these settings are invalid even if set to On.
*3
Not available in PCL mode.
*4
Available only when the optional Duplex Unit is installed.
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Page Size
Specifies the paper size.
Wide A4
Selecting On decreases the left and right margins from 4 mm to 3.4 mm.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape orientation.
Resolution
Specifies the printing resolution.
RITech
Turning RITech on produces smoother and crisper lines, text, and graphics.
Toner Save
When this setting is selected, the printer saves toner by substituting a gray shade for the black
inside of characters. The characters are outlined in full black on the right and lower edges.
Density
Specifies the printing density.
Image Optimum
When this mode is on, the quality of graphics is reduced. It reduces the amount of graphics data
when the data reaches the memory limit, allowing complex documents to be printed.
Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical printing position of the page.
c
Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge of the paper. Otherwise, you may
damage the printer.
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LeftOffset
Makes fine adjustments to the horizontal printing position of the page. This is useful for fine
adjustments.
c
Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge of the paper. Otherwise, you may
damage the printer.
T Offset B
Adjusts the vertical printing position on the back of the paper when printing on both sides. Use this
if the printout on the back is not where you expected.
L Offset B
Adjusts the horizontal printing position on the back of the paper when printing on both sides. Use
this if the printout on the back is not where you expected.
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Setup Menu
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Language
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, ESPAÑOL, SVENSKA, Dansk, Nederlands,
SUOMI, Português, Norsk,
,
,
,
,
Time to Sleep
5, 15, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240 Min
Time Out
0, 5 to 60 to 300 in increments of 1
Paper Source
Auto, MP, Cassette 1, Cassette 2*1, Cassette 3*1
Out Bin*1
Face-down, Stacker
Stacker*1
+Face-down, No Face-dwn
MP Mode
Normal, Last
Manual Feed
Off, 1st Page, EachPage
Copies
1 to 999
Duplex*1 *2
Off, On
Binding*1 *2
Long Edge, Short Edge
Start Page*1 *2
Front, Back
Offset Stacking*1
Off, On
Paper Type
Normal, Thick, ExtraThk, Transparency
Skip Blank Page*3
Auto Eject Page
*4
Size Ignore
Off, On
Off, On
Auto Cont
Page Protect
Off, On
Off, On
*3
Auto, On
Toner Alert
Skip, Set
LCD Contrast
0 to 7 to 15
RAM Disk*1 *6
Off, Normal, Maximum
*1
Available only when the corresponding option is installed.
*2
Available only when you use A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, EXE, GLG, GLT, or F4 size paper.
*3
Available only for ESC/Page, ESC/P2, FX, or I239X mode.
*4
Not available in PS 3 mode.
*5
After this setting is changed, the printer will automatically reboot and the new setting takes effect.
*6
After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot or after the power is turned on again.
Language
Specifies the language displayed on the LCD panel and that printed on the status sheet.
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Time to Sleep
Specifies the length of time until the printer enters the sleep mode if there are no button operations.
Time Out
Specifies the length of the time, in seconds, before a time out when interfaces are being switched
automatically. The time before a time out occurs is the length of time from the point when no data
is being received from an interface until the point of switching the interface. If the printer has a
print job when switching the interface, the printer prints the print job.
Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray, the standard paper cassette, or the
optional paper cassette unit.
If you select Auto, paper feeds from the paper source containing paper that matches your Paper
Size setting.
If an envelope size (C5) is selected as the Page Size setting, paper always feeds from the MP tray.
Out Bin
Specifies the output tray when the optional Stacker is installed.
Stacker
Specifies whether or not to output the paper to the face-down tray when the Stacker is full.
MP Mode
This setting determines whether the MP tray has the highest or lowest priority when Auto is
selected as the Paper Source setting in the printer driver. When Normal is selected as the MP Mode,
the MP tray has the highest priority as the paper source. If you select Last, the MP tray has the
lowest priority.
Manual Feed
Allows you to select the manual feed mode for the MP tray.
Copies
Designates the number of copies to be printed, from 1 through 999.
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Duplex
Turns duplex printing on or off. This allows you to print on both sides of a page.
Binding
Specifies the binding direction of the printout.
Start Page
Specifies whether printing starts from the front or back of the page.
Offset Stacking
Specifies whether or not to separate print jobs by shifting the output to the left and then to the right.
Paper Type
Specifies the type of paper to be used for printing. The printer adjusts the printing speed according
to this setting. The printing speed is reduced when Thick, Extra Thk, or Transparency is selected.
Skip Blank Page
Enables you to skip blank pages when printing. This setting is available when you print in the
ESC/Page, ESCP2, FX, or I239X mode.
Auto Eject Page
Specifies whether or not to eject paper when the limit specified in the Time Out setting is reached.
The default is Off, which means paper is not ejected when the time-out limit is reached.
Size Ignore
If you want to ignore a paper size error, select On. When you turn this item on, the printer keeps
printing even if the image size exceeds the printable area for the specified paper size. This may
cause smudges because of the toner that is not transferred onto the paper properly. When this item
is turned off, the printer stops printing if a paper size error occurs.
Auto Cont
When you turn this setting on, the printer automatically continues printing after a certain period of
time when one of the following errors occurs: Paper Set, Print Overrun, or Mem Overflow. When
this option is off, you must press the Start/Stop button to resume printing.
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Page Protect
Allocates additional printer memory for printing data, as opposed to receiving it. You may need to
turn this setting on if you are printing a very complex page. If a Print Overrun error message
appears on the LCD panel during printing, turn this setting on and reprint your data. This reduces
the amount of memory reserved for processing data so your computer may take longer to send the
print job, but it will allow you to print complex jobs. Page Protect usually works best when Auto is
selected. You will need to increase your printer’s memory if memory errors continue to occur.
Note:
Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures the printer’s memory, which causes any downloaded fonts to
be deleted.
Toner Alert
Specifies whether or not to display the alert when the imaging cartridge is near the end of its
service life.
If you select Set, the alert is displayed when the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service life.
Printing can be continued by pressing Start/Stop button.
If you select Skip, printing continues even if the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service life.
LCD Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the LCD panel. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to set the contrast
between 0 (lowest contrast) and 15 (highest contrast.)
RAM Disk
Specifies the RAM disk size available for the Reserve Job function. See the table below for details.
Optional RAM capacity
(Total RAM capacity)
64 MB (Total 128MB)
128 MB (Total 192MB)
Size
Off
Normal
Maximum
Disabled
n/2 MB
(n=Optional RAM
capacity)
64 MB
128 MB
192 MB - 384 MB (Total 256 - 448 MB)
192 MB
512 MB (Total 576 MB)
320 MB
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Reset Menu
Clear Warning
Clears warning messages that show errors except for these that occur from consumable products
or mandatory-replacement parts.
Clear All Warnings
Clears all warning messages that appear on the LCD panel.
Reset
Stops printing and clears the current job received from the active interface. You may want to reset
the printer when there is a problem with the print job itself and the printer cannot print
successfully.
Reset All
Stops printing, clears the printer memory, and restores the printer settings to their default values.
The print jobs received from all interfaces are erased.
Note:
Performing Reset All clears print jobs received from all interfaces. Be careful not to interrupt someone else’s
job.
SelecType Init
Restores the control panel menu settings to their default values.
Reset Fuser Counter
Reset the fuser unit life counter when you replace the fuser unit.
Reset Maintenance Counter
Reset the maintenance unit life counter when you replace the maintenance unit.
Quick Print Job Menu
This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs that were stored in the printer’s memory using
the Quick Print Job feature (Re-Print Job, Verify Job, Stored Job) of the printer driver’s Reserve Job
function. For instructions on using this menu, see “Using the Quick Print Job Menu” on page 91.
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Confidential Job Menu
This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs stored in the printer’s memory using the
Confidential Job feature of the printer driver’s Reserve Job function. You need to enter the correct
password to access this data. For instructions on using this menu, see “Using the Confidential Job
Menu” on page 92.
Parallel Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and the computer when using the
parallel interface.
*
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Parallel I/F*
On, Off
Speed*
Fast, Normal
Bi-D*
ECP, Off, Nibble
Buffer Size*
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot or after the power is turned on again.
While it is reflected in the Status Sheet and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or
after the power is turned on again.
Parallel I/F
Allows you to activate or deactivate the parallel interface.
Speed
Specifies the pulse width of the ACKNLG signal when receiving data in the Compatibility mode or
Nibble mode. When Fast is selected, the pulse width is about 1 µs. When Normal is selected, the
pulse width is about 10 µs.
Bi-D
Allows you to specify the bidirectional communication mode. When you select Off, bidirectional
communication is disabled.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data and printing data. If Maximum is
selected, more memory is allocated for receiving data. If Minimum is selected, more memory is
allocated for printing data.
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Note:
❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for more than five seconds then turn it back
on. Or, you can perform a Reset All operation, as explained in “Reset Menu” on page 65.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready light is not flashing when you reset the
printer.
USB Menu
Item
Settings (default in bold)
USB I/F*1
USB Speed
On, Off
*1 *2
HS, FS
Get IP Address*2 *3
Panel, Auto, PING
IP*2 *3 *4 *5
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
SM*2 *3
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
GW*2 *3
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
NetWare*2 *3
On, Off
AppleTalk*2 *3
On, Off
MS Network*2 *3
On, Off
Bonjour*2 *3
On, Off
USB Ext I/F Init*2 *3
-
Buffer Size*1 *2
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
*1
After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot or after the power is turned on again.
While it is reflected in the Status Sheet and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or
after the power is turned on again.
*2
Available only when USB I/F is set to On.
*3
Available only when a USB external device with D4 support is connected. The contents of the settings depend on
the USB external device settings.
*4
If the Get IPAddress setting is set to Auto, this setting cannot be changed.
*5
When the Get IPAddress setting is changed from Panel or PING to Auto, the panel setting values are saved. Then
Auto is changed back to Panel or PING, the saved setting values are displayed. The value is set to 192.168.192.168 if
the settings are not made from the panel.
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USB I/F
Allows you to activate or deactivate the USB interface.
USB Speed
Allows you to select the operation mode of USB interface. Selecting HS is recommended. Select FS
if HS does not work on your computer system.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data and printing data. If Maximum is
selected, more memory is allocated for receiving data. If Minimum is selected, more memory is
allocated for printing data.
Note:
❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for more than five seconds then turn it
back on. Or, you can perform a Reset All operation, as explained in “Reset Menu” on page 65.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready light is not flashing when you reset the
printer.
Network Menu
See the Network Guide for each setting.
AUX Menu
See the Network Guide for each setting.
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PCL Menu
These settings are available in the PCL mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
FontSource
Resident, Download*1
Font Number
0… 65535 (depending on your settings)
Pitch*2
0.44 … 10.00 … 99.99 cpi in 0.01 cpi increment
Height*2
4.00 … 12.00 … 999.75 pt in 0.25 pt increment
SymSet
IBM-US, Roman-8, Roman-9, ECM94-1, 8859-2 ISO, 8859-9 ISO, 8859-10ISO, 8859-15ISO,
PcBlt775, IBM-DN, PcMultiling, PcE.Europe, PcTk437, PcEur858, Pc1004, WiAnsi, WiE.Europe,
WiTurkish, WiBALT, DeskTop, PsText, VeInternati, VeUS, MsPublishin, Math-8, PsMath,
VeMath, PiFont, Legal, UK, ANSI ASCII, Swedis2, Italian, Spanish, German, Norweg1,
French2, Windows, McText, Hebrew7, 8859-8 ISO, Hebrew8, Arabic8, OCR A, OCR B,
Pc866Cyr, Pc866Ukr, WinCyr, ISOCyr, Pc8Grk, Pc851Grk, WinGrk, ISOGrk, Greek8,
Pc862Heb, Pc864Ara, HPWARA
Form
5 … 64 … 128 lines
CR Function
CR, CR+LF
LF Function
LF, CR+LF
Tray Assign
4K, 5S, 4
*1
Available only when downloaded fonts are available.
*2
Depending on the font that has been selected.
FontSource
Sets the default font source.
Font Number
Sets the default font number for the default font source. The available number depends on the
settings you made.
Pitch
Specifies the default font pitch if the font is scalable and of fixed-pitch. You can select from 0.44 to
99.99 cpi (characters per inch), in 0.01-cpi increments. This item may not appear depending on the
Font Source or Font Number settings.
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Height
Specifies the default font height if the font is scalable and proportional. You can select from 4.00 to
999.75 points, in 0.25-point increments. This item may not appear depending on the Font Source
or Font Number settings.
SymSet
Selects the default symbol set. If the font you selected in Font Source and Font Number is not
available in the new SymSet setting, the Font Source and the Font Number settings are
automatically replaced with the default value, IBM-US.
Form
Selects the number of lines for the selected paper size and orientation. This also causes a line
spacing (VMI) change, and the new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that later
changes in the Page Size or Orientation settings cause changes in the Form value, based on the
stored VMI.
CR Function, LF Function
These functions are included for users of particular operating systems, such as UNIX.
Tray Assign
Changes the assignment for the paper source select command. When 4 is selected, the commands
are set as compatible with the HP LaserJet 4. When 4K is selected, the commands are set as
compatible with the HP LaserJet 4000, 5000, and 8000. When 5S is selected, the commands are set
as compatible with the HP LaserJet 5S.
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PS3 Menu
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Error Sheet
Off, On
Image Protect
Off, On
Binary
Off, On
Text Detection
Off, On
PDF Page Size
Auto, A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
Error Sheet
When you select On, the printer prints out an error sheet when an error occurs in the PS3 mode or
when the PDF file you tried to print is not a supported version.
Image Protect
When On is selected, the print quality is not reduced even with insufficient memory. In that case,
Memory Overflow is displayed and the printing is stopped.
When Off is selected, the print quality is reduced with insufficient memory. In that case,
Image Optimum is displayed and the printing is continued.
Binary
Specifies the data format. Select On for the Binary data and select Off for the ASCII data.
Note:
❏ Binary can only be used with network connection.
❏ You do not have to select On when using AppleTalk.
To use the Binary data, make sure your application supports Binary data and that SEND CTRL-D
Before Each Job and SEND CTRL-D After Each Job are set to No.
When this setting is set to On, you cannot use TBCP (Tagged binary communication protocol) in the
printer driver settings.
Text Detection
When you select On, the text file is converted to a PostScript file when printing. This setting is
available only when you select PS3 in the Emulation Menu.
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PDF Page Size
Specifies the paper size when you send the PDF file directory from a computer or some other
device. If Auto is selected, the paper size is determined based on the size of the first page that is
printed.
ESCP2 Menu
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans serif, Roman T, Orator S, Sans H, Script, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch increments
Text
1... 66 ... 81 lines
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue, PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2, PcIcelandic,
PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII, BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1, 8859-15ISO, PcSI437,
PcTurkish1, 8859-9 ISO, Mazowia, CodeMJK, PcGk437, PcGk851, PcGk869, 8859-7 ISO,
PcCy855, PcCy866, PcUkr866, PcLit771, Bulgarian, Hebrew7, Hebrew8, PcHe862, PcAr864,
PcAr864Ara, PcAr720, PcLit774, Estonia, ISO Latin2, PcLat866
Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway, Denmark2,
Spain2, LatinAmeric, Korea, Legal
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
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Font
Selects the font.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch, measured in cpi (characters per
inch). You can also choose proportional spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the first printable line. The distance is
measured in inches. The smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change
the Orientation, Page Size, or T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns to
the default for each paper size.
CG Table
Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the graphics character table or the italics
table. The graphics table contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded areas,
international characters, Greek characters, and mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the
upper half of the character table is defined as italic characters.
Country
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol sets. See the Font Guide for samples
of the characters in each country’s symbol set.
Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever
the printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off, the printer does not print any
characters beyond the right margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically by most applications.
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Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed (LF) command with each
carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select
On if your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If you select
Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes by automatically filling in any
vertical gaps between dots. This produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed, and may also cause some
distortion when printing bit image graphics.
ZeroChar
Specifies whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
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FX Menu
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans serif, Script, Orator S, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch increments
Text
1... 66 ... 81 lines
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue, PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2, PcIcelandic,
PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII, BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1, 8859-15ISO
Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway, Denmark2,
Spain2, LatinAmeric
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
Font
Selects the font.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch, measured in cpi (characters per
inch). You can also choose proportional spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the first printable line. The distance is
measured in inches. The smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
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Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change
the Orientation, Page Size, or T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns to
the default for each paper size.
CG Table
Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the graphics character table or the italics
table. The graphics table contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded areas,
international characters, Greek characters, and mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the
upper half of the character table is defined as italic characters.
Country
Use this option to select one of the thirteen international symbol sets. See the Font Guide for samples
of the characters in each country’s symbol set.
Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever
the printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off, the printer does not print any
characters beyond the right margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically by most applications.
Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed (LF) command with each
carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select
On if your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If you select
Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes by automatically filling in any
vertical gaps between dots. This produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed, and may also cause some
distortion when printing bit image graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
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I239X Menu
The I239X mode emulates IBM® 2390/2391 Plus commands.
These settings are available only when the printer is in the I239X mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script, Presentor, Sans serif
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24 cpi, Prop.
Code Page
437, 850, 858, 860, 863, 865
T. Margin
0.30 ... 0.40 ...1.50 inches in 0.05-inch increments
Text
1 ... 67 ... 81 lines
Auto CR
Off, On
Auto LF
Off, On
Alt. Graphics
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
CharacterSet
1, 2
Font
Selects the font.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch, measured in cpi (characters per
inch). You can also choose proportional spacing.
Code Page
Selects the character tables. Character tables contain the characters and symbols used by different
languages. The printer prints text based on the selected character table.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the first printable line. The distance is
measured in inches. The smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
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Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change
the Orientation, Page Size, or T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns to
the default for each paper size.
Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever
the printing position goes beyond the right margin. If this setting is off, the printer does not print
any characters beyond the right margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically by most applications.
Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed (LF) command with each
carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select
On if your text lines overlap.
Alt.Graphics
Turns the Alternate Graphics option on or off.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If you select
Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes by automatically filling in any
vertical gaps between dots. This produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed, and may also cause some
distortion when printing bit image graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
CharacterSet
Selects character table 1 or 2.
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Password Config Menu
Item
Password Config
Settings (default in bold)
*
Limitation
*
Disable, Interface, Config, All
The default password is blank. You can enter up to 20 characters for the password.
Password Config
Changes the password. Enter the old password first and then enter the new password twice.
To enter the password, press the d Down or u Up button to select the character and press the
r Enter button to determine the character. After all characters are determined, press the OK
button.
Limitation
Changes the restriction range. When Interface is selected, the password is required to change the
settings in the USB and Network menus. When Config is selected, the password is required to
enter Quick Print Job or Confidential Job, or to change the settings in all menus. When All is
selected, the password is required to enter Quick Print Job or Confidential Job, or to change
the settings and to perform the items in all menus. Before changing the setting, you have to enter
the password set in the Password Config setting.
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Bookmark Menu
The bookmark menu appears by pressing the OK button while the LCD panel displays Ready or
Sleep.
In the bookmark menu, the bookmarked setting items are listed and you can select one of them.
The following menus are bookmarked by default.
❏ Reset Menu
❏ MP Tray Size
❏ System Information
To register the menus in bookmark, see “How to register menus as bookmarks” on page 54 for
details.
Status and Error Messages
This section contains a list of error messages shown on the LCD panel, a brief description of each
message and suggestions for correcting the problem. Note that not every message shown on the
LCD panel indicates a problem. When the mark is displayed at the right of the warning message,
multiple warnings occur. To confirm all warnings that occur, press the d Down button to display
the Status Menu, then press the r Enter button. The LCD panel also displays the remaining service
life of the imaging cartridge and available paper sizes.
Bookmark Registered
The selected menu is registered as a bookmark.
Bookmark Failed
The selected menu cannot be registered as a bookmark. Some menus cannot be registered as
bookmarks.
Cancel All Print Job
The printer is canceling all print jobs in the printer memory, including jobs the printer is currently
receiving or printing. This message appears when the + Cancel Job button has been pressed
down for more than 2 seconds.
Cancel Print Job
The printer is canceling the current print job. This message appears when the + Cancel Job button
has been pressed and released within 2 seconds.
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Cancel Print Job (by host)
The print job is canceled at the printer driver.
Can’t Print
The print data is deleted because it is incorrect.
Make sure the appropriate paper size and printer driver are used.
Can’t Print Duplex
The printer has encountered problems during duplex printing. Make sure you are using an
appropriate type and size of paper for the duplex printing. The problem could also be a result of
incorrect settings for the paper source you are using. Pressing the Start/Stop button will print the
rest of the print job on only one side of the paper. Press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print
job.
Can’t Use Bookmark
The registered menu cannot be used because the menu is disabled by changing any settings after
registered the menu in bookmark.
Cartridge Near Expiry
The life of the imaging cartridge is near its end. You need to prepare a new imaging cartridge.
Cassette Error yyy
The optional paper cassette is not installed properly. Turn off the printer, remove the optional
cassette, and re-install it. For more information on installing the optional paper cassette, see
“Installing the optional paper cassette unit” on page 96.
Check Duplex Page Size
The paper size loaded in the printer is not appropriate for the optional Duplex Unit. Load correct
paper size and press the Start/Stop button to resume printing.
Check Paper Size
The paper size setting is different from the size of paper loaded in the printer. Check to see if the
correct size of paper is loaded in the specified paper source.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
the control panel menus” on page 53 for instructions.
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Check Paper Type
The paper loaded in the printer does not match the paper type setting in the printer driver. Paper
that matches only the paper size setting will be used for printing.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
the control panel menus” on page 53 for instructions.
Collate Disabled
Printing by specifying the number of copies is no longer possible due to a lack of memory (RAM).
If this error occurs, print only one copy at a time.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
the control panel menus” on page 53 for instructions.
Cooling Down
The printer is cooling down.
DM Error yyy
The Duplex Unit has become separated from the printer.
Duplex Memory Overflow
There is not enough memory for duplex printing. The printer prints only on the front and ejects the
paper. To clear this error, follow the instructions below.
If Off is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s Setup Menu, press the Start/Stop
button to print on the back of the next sheet, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print
job.
If On is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s Setup Menu, printing continues
automatically after a certain period of time.
Face-down Full
The output paper at the face-down tray is full. Remove the paper that has been output and press
the Start/Stop button. Printing resumes.
Face-up Path Selected
Even though duplex printing has started or the Stacker is set as the output tray in the printer driver,
the paper path lever is set to the face-up position. Set the paper path lever to the face-down
position, or press the Start/Stop button or the + Cancel Job button.
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Feed Roller C2 Needed Soon, Feed Roller C3 Needed Soon
This message indicates that the feed roller C2 or C3 is near the end of its service life. You can
continue to print until the Replace Feed Roller C2 or Replace Feed Roller C3 message
appears. Prepare a new feed roller.
To clear this warning message and continue printing, select Clear All Warnings from the control
panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access
the control panel menus” on page 53.
Form Data Canceled
Unable to store form overlay data on the printer’s optional Hard Disk Drive. Either the drive is full,
or the maximum number of form overlay files has been reached. Delete any form overlay files you
no longer need, then try storing the new overlay again.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 53.
Form Feed
The printer is ejecting paper due to a user request. This message appears when pressing the
Start/Stop button once to make the printer offline, then holding down the Start/Stop button for
more than 2 seconds in order not to receive form feed command.
Formatting HDD
The Hard Disk Drive is being formatted.
Fuser Needed Soon
This message indicates that the fuser unit is near the end of its service life. You can continue to print
until the Replace Fuser message appears. Prepare a new fuser unit.
To clear this warning message and continue printing, select Clear All Warnings from the control
panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access
the control panel menus” on page 53.
Hard Disk full
The optional Hard Disk Drive is full and you cannot save any data. Delete the unnecessary data
from the Hard Disk Drive. To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the
control panel menus” on page 53.
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HDD CHECK
The printer is checking the Hard Disk Drive.
Image Optimum
There is insufficient memory to print the page at the specified print quality. The printer
automatically lowers the print quality so that it can continue printing. If the quality of the printout
is not acceptable, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of graphics or reducing the
number and size of fonts.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
the control panel menus” on page 53 for instructions.
Turn the Image Optimum setting off on the control panel’s Printing Menu if you do not want the
printer to automatically lower the print quality to continue printing.
You may need to increase the amount of printer memory to be able to print at the desired print
quality for your document. For more information on adding memory, see “Memory Module” on
page 106.
Install Toner Cartridge
The imaging cartridge is not installed in the printer.
Install the imaging cartridge. See “Imaging Cartridge” on page 122.
Invalid AUX I/F Card
This message means that the printer cannot communicate with the installed optional interface card.
Turn off the printer, remove the card, then reinstall it.
Invalid HDD
Either the optional Hard Disk Drive is damaged or it cannot be used with this printer. Turn off the
printer and remove the Hard Disk Drive.
Invalid PS3
There are errors in the ROM module. Turn off the printer and contact your dealer.
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Maintenance unit Needed Soon
This message indicates that the maintenance unit is near the end of its service life. You can continue
to print until the Replace Maintenance Unit message appears. Prepare a new maintenance unit.
To clear this warning message and continue printing, select Clear All Warnings from the control
panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access
the control panel menus” on page 53.
Manual Feed ssss
The manual feed mode is specified for the current print job. Make sure the paper size indicated by
ssss is loaded, then press the Start/Stop button.
Memory Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory to execute the current task. Press the Start/Stop button on the
control panel to resume printing, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print job.
Need Memory
The printer has insufficient memory to complete the current print job.
To clear this error message, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See“How
to access the control panel menus” on page 53 for instructions.
To prevent this problem from recurring, add more memory to your printer as described in
“Memory modules” on page 205, or reduce the resolution of the image to be printed.
NonGenuine Toner Cartridge
The installed imaging cartridge is not a genuine Epson product. Installing a genuine imaging
cartridge is recommended. The printout and remaining service life of the imaging cartridge
displayed on the control panel may be different from those when using genuine EPSON imaging
cartridge. Epson shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of
consumable products not manufactured or approved by Epson.
Install a genuine Epson product, or Clear All Warnings of the Reset Menu on the control panel to
clear the warning message. See “Imaging Cartridge” on page 122 for instructions on replacing the
imaging cartridge.
Offline
The printer is not ready to print. Press the Start/Stop button.
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Optional RAM Error
The optional memory module may be corrupted or incorrect. Replace it with a new one.
Outbin Select Error
The specified paper size or paper type cannot be output to the face-up tray. Change the paper size
or paper type, or select the face-down tray as the output tray.
Paper Jam WWWW
The location where the paper jam occurred is displayed at WWWWW. WWWWW indicates the location of the
error.
If a paper jam occurs at two or more locations simultaneously, the corresponding multiple
locations are displayed.
Location
Description
Paper Jam A
Paper is jammed at cover A. For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam,
see “Paper Jam A (Cover A)” on page 140.
Paper Jam A B
Paper is jammed inside the output path cover (cover A or B) or fuser unit. For
instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see “Paper Jam A B (Cover A
or B)” on page 143.
Paper Jam MP A
Paper Jam C1 A
Paper Jam C2 A
Paper Jam C3 A
Paper is jammed at the indicated cassette. For instructions on clearing this
type of paper jam, see “Paper Jam MP A, Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A,
Paper Jam C3 A (All paper cassettes and Cover A)” on page 149.
Paper Jam DM
Paper is jammed inside the optional Duplex Unit’s paper path or cover (Duplex
Unit’s cover). For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see “Paper
Jam DM (Duplex Unit’s cover)” on page 152.
Paper Jam STK
Paper is jammed inside the optional Stacker’s paper path or cover (cover xx).
For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see “Paper Jam STK” on
page 153.
Paper Out tttt sssss
There is no paper in the specified paper source (tttt). Load paper of the size (sssss) into the paper
source.
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Paper Set tttt sssss
The paper loaded in the specified paper source (tttt) does not match the required paper size
(sssss). Replace the loaded paper with the correct size paper and press the Start/Stop button to
resume printing, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print job.
If you press the Start/Stop button without replacing the paper, the printer will print on the loaded
paper even though it does not match the required size.
Password Changed
The password has been changed successfully.
Print Overrun
The required time to process the print data exceeded the print engine speed because the current
page is too complex. Press the Start/Stop button to resume printing, or press the + Cancel Job
button to cancel the print job. If this message appears again, select On as the Page Protect setting
in the control panel’s Setup Menu or select Avoid Page Error on the printer driver.
If you continue to receive this message when printing a particular page, try simplifying the page
by limiting the number of graphics or reducing the number and size of fonts.
To avoid this error, it is recommended that you set the Page Protect setting to On and add more
memory to the printer. See “Setup Menu” on page 61 and “Memory Module” on page 106 for
details.
PS3 Hard Disk full
The memory allocated for writing PostScript 3 commands on the optional Hard Disk Drive is full.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 53.
RAM CHECK
The printer is checking the RAM.
Ready
The printer is ready to receive data and print.
Replace Feed Roller C2, Replace Feed Roller C3
The feed roller C2 or C3 has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. If this error
occurs, consult your dealer.
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Replace Fuser
The fuser has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced.
Turn the printer off and wait for 30 minutes, then replace the fuser unit with a new one. See “Fuser
Unit” on page 126 for instructions.
Replace Maintenance Unit
The maintenance unit has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. If this error
occurs, consult your dealer.
Replace Toner Cartridge
The imaging cartridge has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. See “Imaging
Cartridge” on page 122 for instructions.
Reserve Job Canceled
The printer cannot store the data of your print job using the Reserve Job function. The maximum
number of print jobs stored on the printer’s memory has been reached, or the memory has no more
memory available to store a new job. To store a new print job, delete a previously stored job. Also,
if you have any Confidential Jobs stored, printing those jobs will make more memory available.
You may also increase the available memory space by changing the RAM Disk setting to Normal or
Maximum. For details, see “Setup Menu” on page 61.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 53.
Reset
The printer’s current interface has been reset and the buffer has been cleared. However, other
interfaces are still active and retain their settings and data.
Reset All
All printer settings have been reset to the default configuration, or to the last settings that were
saved.
Reset to Save
A control panel menu setting was changed while the printer was printing. Press the Start/Stop
button to clear this message. The setting will become effective after printing has finished.
Alternatively you can clear this message by performing Reset or Reset All on the control panel.
However, the print data will be deleted.
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ROM CHECK
The printer is checking the ROM.
SELF TEST
The printer is currently performing a self test and initialization.
Service Req Cffff/Service Req Exxx
A controller error or a print engine error has been detected. Turn off the printer. Wait at least 5
seconds, then turn it back on. If Service Req E300 appears, confirm that the fuser unit is installed
correctly. If the error message still appears, write down the error number listed on the LCD panel
(Cffff/Exxx), turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, then contact a qualified service
representative.
Sleep
The printer is currently in the power-save mode. This mode is canceled when the printer receives
print data.
Stacker Error yyy
The Stacker was removed while the power is on. Switch the power off, reinstall the Stacker, then
switch the power on again.
Stacker Full
The output paper at the Stacker is full. Remove the paper that was output and press the Start/Stop
button. Printing resumes.
Status Sheet Printing
The printer is printing the status sheet.
Toner Cart Error
A read/write error has occurred for the imaging cartridge. Remove the imaging cartridge and
reinsert it. If that fails to clear the error, replace the imaging cartridge.
To install the imaging cartridge, see “Imaging Cartridge” on page 122.
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Toner Low
This message indicates that the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service life. Prepare a new
imaging cartridge.
Note:
Replacement of the imaging cartridge is not yet necessary when the Toner Low message appears. Toner may
remain in the imaging cartridge and spill out if you remove the imaging cartridge at this level.
Unable Clear Error
The printer cannot clear an error message because the error status still remains. Try solving the
problem again.
Warming Up
The printer is warming up the fuser to be ready to print.
Write Error ROM P
This message indicates an internal error in the printer. Reset the printer. If this error persists,
consult your dealer.
Writing ROM P
This message indicates that a ROM module in the slot is being written. Please wait until this
message disappears.
Wrong Password
No print jobs have been saved with the password you entered.
Wrong Toner Cartridge
An inappropriate imaging cartridge is installed. Install only the imaging cartridge listed in
“Consumable products” on page 24.
See “Imaging Cartridge” on page 122 for instructions on replacing the imaging cartridge.
wwww Open
The specified cover (wwww) does not close securely. Open the cover once, and then close.
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Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data
Print jobs stored on the printer’s memory using the Re-Print Job, Verify Job, and Stored Job options
of the Reserve Job function can be printed and deleted using the control panel’s
Quick Print Job Menu. Jobs saved using the Confidential Job option can be printed from the
Confidential Job Menu. Follow the instructions in this section.
Note:
You need to keep sufficient RAM disk capacity in order to use the Reserve Job function. To enable RAM disk,
you have to set the RAM Disk setting on the control panel to Normal or Maximum. We recommend installing
an optional memory to use this function. For instructions about increasing your printer’s memory, see
“Installing a memory module” on page 106.
Using the Quick Print Job Menu
Follow the steps below to print or delete Re-Print Job and Verify Job data.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press the r Enter button to access the
control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Quick Print Job Menu appears on the LCD panel,
then press the r Enter button.
3. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate user name, then press the r Enter
button.
4. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate job name, then press the r Enter
button.
5. Press the r Enter button, then use the d Down and u Up buttons to select the number of
copies.
To delete the print job without printing any copies, press the d Down button to display Delete
on the LCD panel.
6. Press the r Enter button to start printing or to delete the data.
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Using the Confidential Job Menu
Follow the steps below to print or delete Confidential Job data.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press the r Enter button to access the
control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until ConfidentialJobMenu appears on the LCD panel,
then press the r Enter button.
3. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate user name, then press the r Enter
button.
4. Enter your four-digit password.
To enter the password, press the d Down or u Up button to select the character and press the
r Enter button to determine the character. After all characters are determined, press the
r Enter button.
Note:
If no print jobs have been saved with the password you entered, Wrong Password appears briefly on the
LCD panel then the printer exits the control panel menus. Confirm the password and try again.
5. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate job name, then press the r Enter
button.
6. Use the d Down or u Up button to display Print.
To delete the print job, press the d Down or u Up button to display Delete on the LCD panel.
7. Press the r Enter button to start printing or to delete the data.
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Printing a Status Sheet
1. Turn on the printer. The LCD panel shows Ready or Sleep.
2. Press the r Enter button three times. The printer prints a status sheet.
3. Confirm that the information about the installed options is correct. If the options are installed
correctly, they appear under Hardware Configuration. If the options are not listed, try
reinstalling them.
Note:
❏ If the status sheet does not list your installed options correctly, make sure that they are securely
connected to the printer.
❏ If you are unable to get the printer to print a correct status sheet, contact your dealer.
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Canceling Printing
You can cancel printing from your computer by using the printer driver.
To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, see “Canceling Printing” on page 166.
Using the Cancel Job button
The + Cancel Job button on your printer is the quickest and easiest way to cancel printing.
Pressing this button cancels the currently printing job. Pressing the + Cancel Job button for more
than two seconds deletes all jobs from the printer memory, including jobs the printer is currently
receiving or printing.
Using the Reset menu
Selecting Reset from the control panel’s Reset Menu stops printing, clears the print job being
received from the active interface, and clears errors that may have occurred at the interface.
Follow the steps below to use the Reset Menu.
1. Press the r Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button several times until Reset Menu appears on the LCD panel, then press
the r Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button several times until Reset to display.
4. Press the r Enter button. Printing is canceled. The printer is ready to receive a new print job.
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Chapter 4
Installing Options
Optional Paper Cassette Unit
For details about the paper types and sizes that you can use with the optional paper cassette unit,
see “Optional paper cassette unit” on page 28. For specifications, see “Optional paper cassette unit”
on page 203.
Handling precautions
Always pay attention to the following handling precautions before installing the option:
The printer weighs about 24 kg (52.9 lb). One person should never attempt to lift or carry it alone.
Two people should carry the printer, lifting it from the positions shown below.
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Warning:
If you lift the printer incorrectly, you could drop it and cause injury.
Note:
The rear side of the printer is extremely heavy. Take care when you lift the printer.
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Installing the optional paper cassette unit
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
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Make sure to unplug the power cord from the printer to prevent getting an electrical shock.
2. Place the printer onto the 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit. Align each of the printer’s corners
with those of the unit, then lower the printer until it rests securely on the unit.
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Note:
❏ The printer should be carried by at least two people, holding the printer with their hands in the
indicated positions.
❏ When you install two optional paper cassette units, put one unit upon the other unit in order, then
put the printer on top of them.
3. Pull out the MP tray and lower paper cassette from the printer, and then pull out the optional
lower paper cassette from the unit. Then, secure the printer to the unit with the four fittings that
are provided. Install two of the four fittings on both sides of the inside of the printer.
4. Remove the protective materials from the cassette and load the paper.
5. Insert the MP tray and all paper cassettes into the printer.
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6. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the printer on.
7. To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status Sheet. See “Printing a Status
Sheet” on page 93.
Note:
If you are using Windows, and EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings
manually in the printer driver. Click the Update the Printer Option Info Manually button on the
Optional Settings tab, then click Settings. Then select 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit or
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit x 2 from the Optional Paper Sources list on the Optional Settings
dialog box and click OK.
Removing the optional paper cassette unit
Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
Duplex Unit
For specifications or details about the paper types and sizes that you can use with the Duplex Unit,
see “Duplex Unit” on page 204.
Installing the Duplex Unit
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
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Make sure to unplug the power cord from the printer to prevent getting an electrical shock.
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2. Remove the duplex unit connector cover. Then, pinch the two hooks on the upper option cover
to remove it from cover B.
Note:
Keep the duplex unit connector cover in a safe place prevent to lose.
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3. Install the Duplex Unit as shown below. Make sure that the unit hooks onto the printer’s tabs
and the duplex connector goes into the slot.
4. Secure the unit with the two screws.
5. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status Sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet”
on page 155.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
“Making Optional Settings” on page 173.
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Removing the Duplex Unit
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
2. Loosen the two screws on the lower sides of the Duplex Unit.
3. Press the unlock button to unlock the hooks, then remove the unit from the printer.
4. Attach the duplex unit connector cover and the upper option cover to cover B.
5. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the printer on.
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Stacker
Installing the Stacker
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
2. Loosen the two screws, and then remove the top cover.
Note:
If the Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s cover before loosening the screws.
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3. Insert the right and left tabs of the Stacker into the holes on the top of the printer and slowly
lower it onto the top of the printer.
4. Secure the screws at both ends of the bottom of the Stacker.
Note:
The locking clip that is shipped with the Stacker is not used for this printer.
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5. Pull out the extension tray.
6. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn on the printer.
Removing the Stacker
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
2. Close the extension tray of the Stacker.
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3. Loosen the screws on both sides of the Stacker, and while holding up the Stacker, remove the
right and left tabs from the holes on the top of the printer.
Note:
If the Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s cover before loosening the screws.
4. Insert the right and left tabs of the top cover into the holes on the top of the printer, and then
tighten the two screws.
5. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn on the printer.
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Memory Module
By installing Dual In-line Memory Modules (DIMMs), you can increase printer memory up to 576
MB. You may want to add additional memory if you are having difficulty printing complex
graphics.
Installing a memory module
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Be careful when working inside the printer as some components are sharp and may cause injury.
Caution:
Before you install a memory module, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a grounded
piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
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2. Remove the right side cover by removing the screw on the back of the printer and sliding the
cover backward.
3. Loosen the two screws using a screwdriver. Then hold the tab on the top of the shield cover and
remove the cover.
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Warning:
Removing other screws and covers will expose high voltage areas.
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4. Identify the RAM slot.
a. RAM slot S2
b. RAM slot S1
5. Insert the memory module into the slot until the clips lock onto the memory module.
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❏ Do not force the memory module into the slot.
❏ Be sure to insert the memory module facing the correct way.
❏ You should not remove any modules from the circuit board. Otherwise, the printer will not
work.
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6. Reattach the shield cover with two screws as shown below.
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7. Reattach the right side cover to the printer as shown below. Then, tighten the screw on the back
of the printer.
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Warning:
Tighten the screw firmly to prevent the printer’s right side cover from the falling off when moving
the printer.
8. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the printer on.
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To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status Sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet”
on page 155.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
“Making Optional Settings” on page 173.
Removing a memory module
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Be careful when working inside the printer as some components are sharp and may cause injury.
Caution:
Before you remove a memory module, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a grounded
piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
When removing a memory module from its slot, press the clip and pull out the memory module as
shown below.
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Hard Disk Drive
Installing the hard disk drive
The optional Hard Disk Drive (C12C824172) allows you to expand the printer’s input buffer when
the Ethernet interface is used, and gives you additional memory for graphics, form data, and faster
multi-page, multi-output printing.
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Warning:
Be careful when working inside the printer as some components are sharp and may cause injury.
Caution:
Before you install the Hard Disk Drive, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a
grounded piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
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2. Remove the right side cover by removing the screw on the back of the printer and sliding the
cover backward.
3. Loosen the two screws using a screwdriver. Then hold the tab on the top of the shield cover and
remove the cover.
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Warning:
Removing other screws and covers will expose high voltage areas.
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4. Identify the installation slots for the Hard Disk Drive.
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* Hard Disk Drive Socket
5. Connect one end of the cable that comes with the Hard Disk Drive to the socket on the Hard
Disk Drive.
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6. Connect the other end of the cable to the Hard Disk Drive socket on the circuit board.
7. Insert the bottom side of the Hard Disk Drive into the printer and push it to set it in the correct
position.
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8. Secure the drive using the screws that come with the drive.
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Caution:
❏ Be careful not to damage the cable when tightening the screws.
❏ Do not remove any modules from the circuit board. Otherwise, the printer will not work.
9. Reattach the shield cover with two screws as shown below.
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10. Reattach the right side cover to the printer as shown below. Then, tighten the screw on the back
of the printer.
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Warning:
Tighten the screw firmly to prevent the printer’s right side cover from the falling off when moving
the printer.
11. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a status sheet. See “Printing a Status
Sheet” on page 155.
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Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
“Making Optional Settings” on page 173.
Removing the hard disk drive
Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
Formatting the hard disk drive
1. Make sure the printer is off and all interface cables are disconnected.
2. Hold down the d Down button while you turn on the printer.
3. When you see the message Support Mode on the LCD panel, select HDD Format in the support
menu.
Note:
❏ After formatting the Hard Disk Drive, the printer will automatically reboot.
❏ When you want to erase only the fonts installed from the Adobe PostScript 3 (PS3), follow steps 1
through 3 above. Select PS3 HDD Init.
❏ Other fonts installed from PS3 will also be erased.
❏ When installing a Hard Disk Drive from other products, format it with this function.
Interface Card
Your printer comes with a type B interface slot. Various optional interface cards are available to
expand your printer’s interface options.
Installing an interface card
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Before you install the interface card, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a grounded
piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
2. Remove the screws and the Type B interface card slot cover as shown below.
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Warning:
Removing screws and covers that are not described in the following instructions will expose high
voltage areas.
Note:
Keep the slot cover in a safe place. You will need to reattach it if you remove the interface card later.
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3. Slide and push the interface card into the slot firmly, then fasten the screw as shown below.
4. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status Sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet”
on page 155.
Removing an interface card
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Before you remove an interface card, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a grounded
piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
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Chapter 5
Replacing Consumable Products
Precautions During Replacement
Always observe the following handling precautions when replacing consumable products.
For details about the replacement, see the instructions on the package.
❏ Provide enough space for the replacement procedure. You will have to open some parts (such
as the printer cover) of the printer when you are replacing consumables.
❏ Do not install used consumable products into the printer.
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Warning:
❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT SURFACE or CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use, the fuser and
surrounding areas may be very hot.
❏ Do not dispose of used consumable products in fire, as they may explode and cause injury. Dispose
of them according to local regulations.
Replacement Messages
If a consumable product reaches the end of its service life, the printer displays the following
messages on the LCD panel or the window of EPSON Status Monitor. When this happens, replace
the depleted consumable products.
LCD Panel Message
Description
Replace Toner Cartridge
The imaging cartridge has reached the end of its service life.
Replace Fuser
The fuser unit has reached the end of its service life.
Note:
Messages appear for one consumable product at a time. After replacing a consumable product, check the LCD
panel for replacement messages for other consumable products.
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Imaging Cartridge
Always observe the following handling precautions when replacing the consumable products:
❏ Installing a genuine consumable product is recommended. Using a non-genuine consumable
product may affect print quality. EPSON shall not be liable for any damages or problems
arising from the use of consumable products not manufactured or approved by EPSON.
❏ When handling imaging cartridge, always place it on a clean, smooth surface.
❏ Do not install the consumable products that reach end of service life into the printer.
❏ If you have moved an imaging cartridge from a cool to a warm environment, wait for at least
one hour before installing it to prevent damage from condensation.
❏ Do not open the drum’s protective cover and avoid exposing an imaging cartridge to room
light any longer than necessary. Overexposing the cartridge may cause abnormally dark or
light areas to appear on the printer page and reduce the life of the cartridge.
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Warning:
❏ Do not touch the toner. Keep the toner away from your eyes. If toner gets on your skin or clothes,
wash it off with soap and water immediately.
❏ Keep consumable products out of the reach of children.
❏ Do not dispose of a used imaging cartridge in fire, as it may explode and cause injury. Dispose of
it according to local regulations.
❏ If toner is spilled, use a broom and dustpan or a damp cloth with soap and water to clean it up.
Because the fine particles can cause a fire or explosion if they come into contact with a spark, do
not use a vacuum cleaner.
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1. Open cover A slowly.
Note:
When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the Stacker first, then open cover A.
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2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out from the printer.
3. Take the new imaging cartridge out of its package and gently shake the imaging cartridge as
shown below.
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4. Put the new imaging cartridge on the flat surface and pull out the protective yellow tape seal as
shown below.
5. Insert the new imaging cartridge all the way until it stops.
Note:
Insert the cartridge with the arrow mark on the top of the imaging cartridge facing toward cover A.
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6. Close cover A until it clicks shut.
Note:
When the optional Stacker is installed, lower the Stacker after closing cover A.
Fuser Unit
Always observe the following handling precautions when replacing the consumable products:
❏ Do not touch the surface of the consumable products. Doing so may impair print quality.
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Warning:
❏ The fuser unit can be very hot if the printer has been in use. Turn the printer off and wait for 30
minutes until the temperature has subsided before replacing the fuser unit.
❏ Keep fuser units out of the reach of children.
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1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and the interface cable.
Note:
If the printer has been in use, wait at least 30 minutes until the fuser cools down before replacing it.
2. Lift the cover B lever at the top left corner of the back of the printer.
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3. Open cover B.
Note:
If the Duplex Unit is installed, remove the unit before opening cover B. See “Removing the Duplex Unit”
on page 101 for instructions.
4. Pull down the two levers at either side of the fuser unit.
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5. Remove the fuser unit slowly.
Note:
When removing the fuser unit, hold your hands as shown above, on the three tabs on both sides of the
bottom of the fuser unit.
6. Push the tabs of the protective materials on both sides of the fuser unit, and remove the
protective materials from the fuser unit.
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7. Slowly insert the new fuser unit.
8. Lift up the two levers at either side of the fuser unit to lock it.
9. Close cover B.
10. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn on the printer.
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11. Press the r Enter button, press the u Up or d Down button several times until Reset Menu
appears on the control panel, and then press the r Enter button.
12. Press the d Down button to display Reset Fuser Counter and press the r Enter button.
Press the d Down button to display Yes and press the r Enter button.
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Chapter 6
Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
Cleaning the Printer
The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If the printer’s outer case is dirty or dusty, turn off the
printer and clean it with a soft, clean cloth moistened with a mild detergent.
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Caution:
Never use alcohol or paint thinner to clean the printer cover. These chemicals can damage the
components and the case. Be careful not to get water onto the printer mechanism or any electrical
components.
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Cleaning the pickup roller
1. Turn the printer off and open cover A slowly.
2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out.
Note:
Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.
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3. Remove the two pick up rollers by bending their tabs slightly outwards while sliding them off
the spindles.
4. With a clean damp cloth, wipe the pickup roller’s rubber parts.
* rubber parts
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5. Reattach the pickup rollers as shown below. Then, fit the hook in the concave part of the shafts
to fix them.
Note:
Fit the convex parts of the pickup rollers in the concave parts of the shaft.
6. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
7. Close cover A until it clicks shut.
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Transporting the Printer
Finding a place for the printer
When relocating the printer, always choose a location that has adequate space for easy operation
and maintenance. Use the following illustration as a guide for the amount of space required around
the printer to ensure smooth operation.
a
e
d
b
c
a. 20 cm
b. 25.5 cm
c. 30 cm
d. 40.2 cm
e. 20 cm
To install and use any of the following options, you will need the indicated amount of additional
space.
The 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit adds 9.5 cm to the bottom of the printer. When two optional
cassette units are installed, the printer requires 18.5 cm more space beneath the printer.
The Duplex Unit adds 72.0 mm (2.8 in.) to the back of the printer.
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In addition to space considerations, always heed the following precautions when finding a place to
locate the printer:
❏ Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power cord.
❏ Keep the entire computer and printer system away from potential sources of interference, such
as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Avoid using an electrical outlet that is controlled by wall switches or automatic timers.
Accidental disruption of power can erase valuable information in your computer’s and
printer’s memory.
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Caution:
❏ Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for sufficient ventilation.
❏ Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive heat, moisture, or dust.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Use a grounded outlet that matches the printer’s power plug. Do not use an adapter plug.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements for this printer.
For long distances
Repacking the printer
If you need to transport your printer for long distances, carefully repack it using the original box
and packing materials.
1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items:
❏ Power cord
❏ Interface cables
❏ Loaded paper
❏ Installed options
❏ Imaging cartridge
2. Attach the protective materials onto the printer, then repack the printer in its original box.
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Caution:
When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.
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For short distances
Always pay attention to the following handling precautions when you need to move the printer for
short distances.
If you are moving the printer on its own, two people should lift and carry the printer.
1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items:
❏ Power cord
❏ Interface cables
❏ Loaded paper
❏ Installed options
2. Be sure to lift the printer by the correct positions as shown below.
Note:
The rear side of the printer is extremely heavy. Take care when you lift the printer.
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Caution:
When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.
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Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
Clearing Jammed Paper
If paper becomes jammed in the printer, the printer’s LCD panel and EPSON Status Monitor
provide alert messages.
Precautions for clearing jammed paper
Be sure to observe the following points when you clear jammed paper.
❏ Do not remove jammed paper by force. Torn paper can be difficult to remove and might cause
other paper jams. Pull it gently in order to avoid tearing.
❏ Always try to remove jammed paper with both hands to avoid tearing it.
❏ If jammed paper is torn and remains in the printer, or if paper is jammed in a place not
mentioned in this section, contact your dealer.
❏ Make sure that the paper type that is loaded is the same as the Paper Type setting in the printer
driver.
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Warning:
❏ Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked
CAUTION HOT SURFACE or CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas.
If the printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas may be very hot. If you must
touch one of these areas, wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some components are sharp and may cause
injury.
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Paper Jam A (Cover A)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration below, the Paper Jam A message
appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
Follow these steps to clear paper jams from cover A.
1. Open cover A.
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Note:
When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the stacker first, then open cover A.
2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out.
Note:
Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.
3. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the
jammed paper.
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Note:
When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take tension off the paper, then pull it
straight out.
4. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
Note:
Insert the cartridge with the arrow mark on the top of the imaging cartridge facing toward cover A.
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5. Close cover A until it clicks shut.
Note:
If the jammed paper is not found at cover A, open the MP tray and standard paper cassette to confirm
there is no remaining jammed paper. See “Paper Jam MP A, Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper
Jam C3 A (All paper cassettes and Cover A)” on page 149 for details.
Paper Jam A B (Cover A or B)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration below, the Paper Jam A B
message appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
Follow these steps to clear paper jams from cover A or B.
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Warnings
Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked
CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use, the
fuser and the surrounding areas may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 30 minutes
to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
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1. Open cover A.
Note:
When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the stacker first, then open cover A.
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2. Hold the handle of the cartridge and pull it out.
Note:
Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.
3. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the
jammed paper.
Note:
When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take tension off the paper, then pull it
straight out.
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4. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
5. Close cover A until it clicks.
6. Remove the Face-up tray.
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7. Open cover B.
Note:
When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s cover before opening cover B.
8. Open the paper holder by pulling down on the lever on which a green label is attached as
shown below.
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Warnings
Be careful not to touch the rollers in the fuser unit, they may be very hot.
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9. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
10. Close the paper holder and close cover B.
Note:
When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, close the Duplex Unit’s cover after closing cover B.
11. Attach the Face-up tray.
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Paper Jam MP A, Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper Jam C3 A (All
paper cassettes and Cover A)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration below, the Paper Jam MP A,
Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, or Paper Jam C3 A message appears on the printer’s LCD
panel.
a. MP Tray
b. lower cassette 1 (C1)
c. lower cassette 2 (C2)
d. lower cassette 3 (C3)
Follow these steps to clear paper jams in paper cassettes.
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1. Pull out the cassette from the printer.
2. Remove the cassette’s cover and discard any crumpled paper. Then, reattach the cover.
3. Gently remove the jammed paper with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
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Note:
Confirm that the jammed paper is not still deep inside the printer.
4. Reinsert the paper cassette.
5. Open cover A and then close cover A again.
Note:
After opening and closing cover A, the error message is cleared.
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Paper Jam DM (Duplex Unit’s cover)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration below, the Paper Jam DM
message appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
Follow these steps to clear paper jams in the Duplex Unit’s cover.
1. Press the unlock button to unlock the hooks. Then open the cover of the Duplex Unit.
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2. Gently remove the jammed paper inside the cover. Be careful not to tear the paper.
Note:
❏ If paper is torn, be sure to remove all torn parts.
❏ When you cannot remove jammed paper by this procedure, open cover A or cover B and remove the
jammed paper as described in “Paper Jam A B (Cover A or B)” on page 143.
3. Close the Duplex Unit’s cover.
Note:
When the error is not cleared after doing the procedure above, remove the Duplex Unit from the printer
and check if the paper jam occurs at the opening on the lower part of the printer’s rear.
When the paper jam is cleared completely and the Duplex Unit’s cover is closed, the jammed
page’s print data is automatically reprinted.
Paper Jam STK
When there is paper jammed in the Stacker, the LCD panel displays the Paper Jam STK message.
Follow these steps to clear the jammed paper.
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1. Open the stacker cover by pulling the tab at the top left of the cover.
2. Remove any paper you find jammed inside the Stacker as shown in the illustration below.
3. Close the Stacker cover.
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Printing a Status Sheet
To confirm the current status of the printer, and that the options are installed correctly, print a
status sheet using the printer’s control panel or the printer driver.
To print a status sheet from the printer’s control panel, see “Printing a Status Sheet” on page 93.
To print a status sheet from the printer driver, for Windows, see “Printing a status sheet” on page
173.
Operational Problems
The Ready light does not turn on
Cause
What to do
The power cord may not be properly plugged into
the electrical outlet.
Turn off the printer, check the power cord connections
between the printer and the electrical outlet, then turn the
printer back on.
The electrical outlet may be controlled by an outside
switch or an automatic timer.
Make sure that the switch is turned on or plug another
electrical device into the outlet to check whether the outlet is
operating properly.
The printer does not print (Ready light off)
Cause
What to do
The printer is offline.
Press the Start/Stop button once to switch the printer to ready
status.
Some error may have occurred.
Check the LCD panel to see if an error message appears.
The Ready light is on but nothing prints
Cause
What to do
Your computer may not be properly connected to
the printer.
Perform the procedure illustrated in the Setup Guide.
The interface cable may not be plugged in securely.
Check both ends of the interface cable between the printer
and the computer.
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You may not be using the correct interface cable.
If you are using the USB interface, use a Revision 2.0 cable.
Your application software is not properly set up for
your printer.
Make sure that the printer is selected in your application
software.
Your computer system’s memory is too small to
handle the volume of data in your document.
Try reducing the image resolution of your document in the
application software, or install more memory in your computer
if you can.
The optional product is not available
Cause
What to do
The printer does not recognize the optional product.
Print a status sheet to see if the printer recognizes the optional
product. If not, reinstall the optional product.
For Windows users, EPSON Status Monitor is not
installed.
For Windows users:
You have to install EPSON Status Monitor, or make settings
manually in the printer driver. See “Making Optional Settings”
on page 173.
The remaining service life of the imaging cartridge is not updated (For
Windows users only)
Cause
What to do
The interval between updating information for the
consumables is too long.
Press the Get Information Now button on the Consumable Info
Settings dialog box. You can also change the interval for
updating information about the consumables on the
Consumable Info Settings dialog box.
Printout Problems
The font cannot be printed
Cause
What to do
For Windows users, you may use the printer fonts
substituted for specified TrueType fonts.
In the printer driver, choose the Print TrueType fonts as bitmap
check box in the Extended Settings dialog box.
The selected font is not supported by your printer.
Make sure that you have installed the correct font. See the
Font Guide for more information.
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Printout is garbled
Cause
What to do
The interface cable may not be plugged in securely.
Make sure that both ends of the interface cable are plugged
in securely.
You may not be using the correct interface cable.
If you are using the USB interface, use a Revision 2.0 cable.
The emulation setting for the port may not be correct.
Specify the emulation mode by using the printer’s control
panel menus. See “Emulation Menu” on page 58.
Note:
If a status sheet does not print correctly, your printer may be damaged. Contact your dealer or a qualified
service representative.
The printout position is not correct
Cause
What to do
The page length and margins may be set incorrectly
in your application.
Make sure that you are using the correct page length and
margin settings in your application.
The Paper Size setting may be incorrect.
Make sure the correct paper size is set in the Tray Menu on the
control panel.
MP Tray Size setting may be incorrect.
When loading paper for which the size is not specified with
Auto setting, specify the correct paper size on the MP Tray Size
setting in the Tray Menu on the control panel.
Graphics do not print correctly
Cause
What to do
The printer emulation setting in your application may
be incorrect.
Make sure that your application is set for the printer emulation
you are using. For example, if you are using the ESC/Page
mode, make sure that your application is set to use an
ESC/Page printer.
You may need more memory.
Graphics require large amounts of memory. Install an
appropriate memory module. See “Memory Module” on
page 106.
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Transparencies are output blank from the MP tray
When there are errors while printing on transparencies, the Check Transparency error message is
displayed on the LCD panel.
Remove the transparencies from the MP tray. Open and close the front cover. Confirm the paper
type and size, and then load the correct type of transparencies.
Note:
❏ When using transparencies, load them in the MP tray and set the Paper Type setting to Transparency
in the printer driver.
❏ When the Paper Type setting in the printer driver is set to Transparency, do not load any other type
of paper except transparencies.
Print Quality Problems
The background is dark or dirty
Cause
What to do
You may not be using the correct type of paper for
your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters
may appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier
paper is recommended for best results. See “Available paper
types” on page 197 for information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the printer may be dusty.
Clean internal printer components by printing three pages
with only one character per page.
The Density setting may be too dark.
In the printer driver, click the Optional Settings tab in the
Extended Settings dialog box, then lighten the Density setting.
White dots appear in the printout
Cause
What to do
The paper path inside the printer may be dusty.
Clean internal printer components by printing three pages
with only one character per page.
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Print quality or tone is uneven
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp environment.
The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its
service life.
If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
indicates that the imaging/toner cartridge is near the end of
its service life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Imaging
Cartridge” on page 122.
For Windows users, you can also check the remaining service
life of the imaging cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings
tab in the printer driver.
Half-tone images print unevenly
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp environment. Be sure
to use paper that is newly unwrapped.
The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its
service life.
If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
indicates that the imaging/toner cartridge is near the end of
its service life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Imaging
Cartridge” on page 122.
You can also check the remaining service life of the imaging
cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings tab in the printer
driver.
The gradation setting is too small when printing
graphics.
For Windows users, on the Basic Settings tab in the printer
driver, click the Advanced tab and select the More Settings
button. Then select the Halftoning.
The setting above can be set only when printing in black and
white.
Toner smudges
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct type of paper for
your printer.
EPSON Color Laser Paper or smooth, high-quality copier paper
is recommended for best results. See “Available paper types”
on page 197 for information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the printer may be dusty.
Clean internal printer components by printing three pages
with only one character per page.
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Areas are missing in the printed image
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
This printer is sensitive to moisture absorbed by the paper. The
higher the moisture content in the paper, the lighter the
printout. Do not store paper in a humid or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct type of paper for
your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters
may appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier
paper is recommended for best results. See “Available paper
types” on page 197 for information on choosing paper.
Completely blank pages are output
Cause
What to do
The printer may have loaded more than one sheet at
a time.
Remove the paper stack and fan it. Tap it on a flat surface to
even the edges, then reload the paper.
The problem may be with your application or
interface cable.
Print out a status sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet” on page
155. If a blank page is ejected, the problem may be with the
printer. Turn off the printer and contact your dealer.
The Paper Size setting may be incorrect.
Make sure the correct paper size is set in the Tray Menu on the
control panel.
MP Tray Size setting may be incorrect.
When loading paper for which the size is not specified with
Auto setting, specify the correct paper size on the
MP Tray Size setting in the Tray Menu on the control panel.
The cartridge seal may not be pulled out of the
imaging cartridge.
Make sure that the cartridge seal has been pulled out
completely. For details, see the instructions on the imaging
cartridge package.
The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its
service life.
If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
indicates that the imaging/toner cartridge is near the end of
its service life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Imaging
Cartridge” on page 122.
For Windows users, you can also check the remaining service
life of the imaging cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings
tab in the printer driver.
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The printed image is light or faint
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or damp environment.
The Toner Save mode may be on.
Turn off the Toner Save mode using the printer driver or the
printer’s control panel menus. To modify the Toner Save mode
using the printer driver, select the Advanced button in the Basic
Settings tab, and click the More Settings. Deselect the Toner
Save check box in the More Settings dialog box.
The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its
service life.
If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
indicates that the imaging/toner cartridge is near the end of
its service life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Imaging
Cartridge” on page 122.
For Windows users, you can also check the remaining service
life of the imaging cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings
tab in the printer driver.
The Density setting may be too light.
In the printer driver, click the Optional Settings tab in the
Extended Settings dialog box, then darken the Density setting.
The non-printed side of the page is dirty
Cause
What to do
Toner may have spilled onto the paper feed path.
Clean internal printer components by printing three pages
with only one character per page.
Print quality decreased
Cause
What to do
The printer cannot print in the required quality level
because of insufficient memory, and the printer
lowers the quality automatically so that the printer
can continue printing.
Check to see if the printout is acceptable. If not, add more
memory for a permanent solution or lower print quality
temporarily in the printer driver.
If RAM Disk is set to Maximum or Normal on the control panel, you
can increase the available memory space by changing this
setting to Off.
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Memory Problems
Insufficient memory for current task
Cause
What to do
The printer has insufficient memory for current task.
Add more memory for a permanent solution or lower print
quality temporarily in the printer driver.
If RAM Disk is set to Maximum or Normal on the control panel, you
can increase the available memory space by changing this
setting to Off.
Insufficient memory to print all copies
Cause
What to do
The printer does not have sufficient memory to
collate print jobs.
Only one set of copies will be printed. Reduce the contents of
print jobs, or add more memory. For information on installing
more memory, see “Memory Module” on page 106.
If RAM Disk is set to Maximum or Normal on the control panel, you
can increase the available memory space by changing this
setting to Off.
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Paper Handling Problems
Paper does not feed properly
Cause
What to do
The paper guides are not set correctly.
Make sure that the paper guides in all the paper cassettes
and the MP tray are set to the correct paper size positions.
The paper source setting may not be correct.
Make sure that you have selected the correct paper source in
your application.
There may be no paper in the paper cassettes.
Load paper into the selected paper source.
The size of loaded paper differs from the control
panel or printer driver settings.
Make sure that the correct paper size and paper source are
set in the control panel or printer driver.
Too many sheets may be loaded in the MP tray or
paper cassettes.
Make sure that you have not tried to load too many sheets of
paper. For the maximum paper capacity for each paper
source, see “General” on page 199.
If paper does not feed from the optional paper
cassette unit, the unit may not be installed properly.
For instructions on installing the unit, see “Optional Paper
Cassette Unit” on page 95.
The optional paper cassette may not be installed
properly.
See “Optional Paper Cassette Unit” on page 95 for instructions
on installing an optional paper cassette unit.
Problems Using Options
To confirm your options are installed correctly, print a status sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet”
on page 155 for details.
The message Invalid AUX /IF Card appears on the LCD panel
Cause
What to do
The printer cannot read the installed optional
interface card.
Turn off the computer, then remove the card. Make sure the
interface card is of a supported model.
Feed jam when using the optional paper cassette
Cause
What to do
The paper is jammed at the optional paper cassette.
See “Clearing Jammed Paper” on page 139 to clear jammed
paper.
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An installed option cannot be used
Cause
What to do
The installed option is not defined in the printer driver.
For Windows users:
You have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
“Making Optional Settings” on page 173.
Correcting USB Problems
If you are having difficulty using printer with a USB connection, see if your problem is listed
below, and take any recommended actions.
USB connections
USB cables or connections can sometimes be the source of USB problems.
For best results, you should connect the printer directly to the computer’s USB port. If you must
use multiple USB hubs, we recommend that you connect the printer to the first-tier hub.
Windows operating system
Your computer must be a model pre-installed with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000,
Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, or a model that was pre-installed with Windows 2000, Server 2003,
or Server 2003 x64, and upgraded to Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP or XP x64. You may not be able
to install or run the USB printer driver on a computer that does not meet these specifications or that
is not equipped with a built-in USB port.
For details about your computer, contact your dealer.
Printer software installation
Incorrect or incomplete software installation can lead to USB problems. Take note of the following
and perform the recommended checks to ensure proper installation.
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Checking printer software installation
When using Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, you must
follow the steps in the Setup Guide packed with the printer to install the printer software.
Otherwise, Microsoft’s Universal driver may be installed instead. To check if the Universal driver
has been installed, follow the steps below.
1. Open the Printers folder, then right-click the icon of your printer.
2. Click Printing Preferences on the shortcut menu that appears, then right-click anywhere in
the driver.
If About is displayed in the shortcut menu that appears, click it. If a message box with the
words “Unidrv Printer Driver” appears, you must reinstall the printer software as described in
the Setup Guide. If About is not displayed, the printer software has been installed correctly.
Note:
For Windows 2000, if the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box appears during the installation process,
click Yes. If you click No, you will have to install the printer software again.
For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, if the Software Installation
dialog box appears during the installation process, click Continue Anyway. If you click STOP
Installation, you will have to install the printer software again.
Network Connection Problems
Cannot install software or drivers
Cause
What to do
You are not accessing the operating system with the
administrative privilege.
Access the operating system with the administrative privilege.
Cannot access the shared printer
Cause
What to do
Inappropriate texts are used for the Share name of
the shared printer.
Do not use spaces or hyphens for the Share name.
An additional driver cannot be installed on the client
computer, although the print server’s OS and the
client OS are different.
Install the printer drivers from the CD-ROM.
Your network system causes this problem.
Ask the administrator of the network for assistance.
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Note:
For the additional driver to be installed, please see the table below.
Server OS
Client OS
Additional Driver
Windows 2000
Windows XP or 2000 clients
Intel Windows 2000
Windows XP or 2000 clients
Intel Windows 2000 or XP
Windows XP x64 clients
x64 Windows XP
Windows XP or 2000 clients
x86 Windows 2000, Windows XP
and Windows Server 2003
Windows XP x64 clients
x64 Windows XP and Windows
Server 2003
Windows Vista, XP, 2000 or Server
2003 clients
x86 Type 3 - User Mode
Windows Vista x64, XP x64 or Server
2003 x64 clients
x64 Type 3 - User Mode
Windows
XP*
Windows XP x64, Server 2003, or
Server 2003 x64*
Windows Vista, Vista x64
*
The additional driver for Windows XP x64 and Server 2003 x64 can be used on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows
2003 Service Pack 1, or later.
Status and Error Messages
You can see the printer’s status and error messages on the LCD panel. For more information, see
“Status and Error Messages” on page 80.
Canceling Printing
Press the + Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel.
To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, see “Cancelling a Print Job” on page 35.
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Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems
The problems listed in this section are those that you may encounter when printing with the
PostScript driver. All procedural instructions refer to the PostScript printer driver.
The printer does not print correctly in the PostScript mode
Cause
What to do
The printer’s emulation mode setting is incorrect.
The printer is set to the Auto mode by default, so that it can
automatically determine the encoding used in the received
print job data and select the appropriate emulation mode.
However, there are situations where the printer cannot select
the correct emulation mode. In this case, it must be set
manually to PS3.
Set the emulation mode through the SelecType
Emulation Menu on the printer. See “Emulation Menu” on page
58.
The printer’s emulation mode setting for the interface
that you are using is incorrect.
The emulation mode can be set individually for each interface
which receives print job data. Set the emulation mode for the
interface you are using to PS3.
Set the emulation mode through the SelecType
Emulation Menu on the printer. See “Emulation Menu” on page
58.
The printer does not print
Cause
What to do
The Save as File check box is selected on the Output
Options sheet in the Print dialog box (Mac OS 10.2.x
and 10.3.x).
Clear the Save as File check box on the Output Options sheet
in the Print dialog box.
An incorrect printer driver is selected.
Make sure that the PostScript printer driver that you are using
to print is selected.
The Emulation Menu in the printer’s Control Panel is set
to a mode other than Auto or PS3 for the interface
that you are using.
Change the mode setting to either Auto or PS3.
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The printer driver or printer that you need to use does not appear in the
Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS 10.3.x and 10.4.x) or Print Center (Mac OS
10.2.x)
Cause
What to do
The printer name has been changed.
Ask the network administrator for details, then select the
appropriate printer name.
The AppleTalk zone setting is incorrect.
Open the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS 10.3.x and 10.4.x) or
Print Center (Mac OS 10.2.x), then select the AppleTalk zone
that the printer is connected to.
The font on the printout is different from that on the screen
Cause
What to do
The PostScript screen fonts are not installed.
The PostScript screen fonts must be installed on the computer
that you are using. Otherwise, the font that you select is
substituted by some other font for display on the screen.
For Windows users only
Specify the appropriate substitution fonts using the Font
Substitution Table.
The appropriate substitution fonts are not correctly
specified on the Device Settings sheet of the printer’s
Properties dialog box.
The printer fonts cannot be installed
Cause
What to do
The Emulation menu in the printer’s Control Panel is not
set to PS3 for the interface that you are using.
Change the Emulation Menu setting to PS3 for the interface
that you are using, then try reinstalling the printer fonts again.
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth
Cause
What to do
The Print Quality is set to Fast.
Change the Print Quality setting to Fine or Maximum.
The printer does not have sufficient memory.
Increase the printer memory.
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The printer does not print normally via the USB interface
Cause
What to do
For Windows users only
The printer cannot print binary data when it is connected to
the computer via the USB interface. Make sure that the Data
Format setting, which is accessed by clicking Advanced on the
PostScript sheet of the printer’s Properties, is set to ASCII or
TBCP.
The Data Format setting in the printer’s Properties is
not set to ASCII or TBCP.
If your computer is running Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64,
click the Device Settings tab in the printer’s Properties, then
click the Output Protocol setting and select ASCII or TBCP.
For Macintosh users only
The Data Format setting in the printer’s Properties is
not set to ASCII.
The printer cannot print binary data when it is connected to
the computer via the USB interface. Make sure that the Data
Format setting, which is accessed by clicking Print from the
File menu, is set to ASCII.
The printer does not print normally via the network interface
Cause
What to do
The Data Format setting is different from the data
format setting specified in the application (except on
Mac OS X)
If the file is created in an application that allows you to
change the data format or encoding, such as Photoshop,
make sure that the setting in the application matches that in
the printer driver.
For Windows users only
Make sure that both the Send CTRL+D Before Each Job and
Send CTRL+D After Each Job settings are set to No.
The computer is connected to the network using
AppleTalk in a Windows 2000 environment, and the
Send CTRL+D Before Each Job or Send CTRL+D After
Each Job setting on the Device Settings sheet of the
printer’s Properties dialog box is set to Yes.
For Windows users only
The print data is too large.
Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of the printer’s
Properties, then change the Data Format setting from ASCII
data (default) to TBCP (Tagged binary communications
protocol).
When the Binary setting is set to On, TBCP is not available. Use
the Binary protocol. See “PS3 Menu” on page 71 for details.
For Windows users only
Printing cannot be performed using the network
interface.
Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of the printer’s
Properties, then change the Data Format setting from ASCII
data (default) to TBCP (Tagged binary communications
protocol).
When the Binary setting is set to On, TBCP is not available. Use
the Binary protocol. See “PS3 Menu” on page 71 for details.
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An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only)
Cause
What to do
The version of the Mac OS that you are using is
unsupported.
This printer’s driver can only be used on Macintosh computers
running Mac OS X version 10.2.x or later.
Printing in the PCL6/5 Mode Problems
The problems listed in this section are those that you may encounter when printing in the PCL6
mode. All procedural instructions, refer to the PCL6 printer driver.
The printer does not print
Cause
What to do
The Print to file check box is selected in the Print
dialog box.
Clear the Print to file check box in the Print dialog box.
The printer does not print correctly in the PCL mode
Cause
What to do
(PCL6 mode only) Graphics Mode may be set to
Vector and the printing data may include the data
that cannot be printed in the setting.
Access the printer driver, click the Graphics tab, click Options,
then select Raster as Graphics Mode.
The printer does not start manual duplex printing (PCL6 only)
Cause
What to do
The Print directly to the printer check box is not
selected.
Select the Print directly to the printer check box on the Details
tab.
The Network port is selected.
Change the port to either LPT or USB. The page order for duplex
printing will be corrected.
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The font on the printout is different from that on the screen
Cause
What to do
The EPSON Screen Fonts are not installed.
The screen fonts must be installed on the computer that you are
using. Otherwise, the font that you select is substituted by some
other font for display on the screen.
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth
Cause
What to do
(PCL6 mode only) The resolution is set to Fast (300
dpi).
Access the printer driver, click the Graphics tab, then select Fine
(600 dpi) as the resolution.
The printer does not have sufficient memory.
Increase the printer memory.
(PCL6 mode only) The RITech is set to Off.
Access the printer driver, click the Graphics tab, then select On
for RITech from the drop-down list.
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About the Printer Software for Windows
Using the Printer Driver
The printer driver is the software that allows you to adjust printer settings to get the best results.
Note:
The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver settings.
Note for Windows Vista users:
Do not press the power button or put your computer to standby or hibernate mode manually during printing.
Accessing the printer driver
You can access the printer driver directly from any application programs, and from your Windows
operating system.
The printer settings made from any Windows applications override the setting made from the
operating system.
From the application
Click Print, Print Setup, or Page Setup from the File menu. As necessary, click Setup, Options,
Properties, or a combination of these buttons.
Windows Vista users
Click
Start, click Control Panel, then double-click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon,
then click Printing Preferences.
Windows XP, Server 2003 users
Click Start, click Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Printing
Preferences.
Windows 2000 users
Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click
Printing Preferences.
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Printing a status sheet
To confirm the current status of the printer, print a status sheet from the printer driver.
1. Access the printer driver.
2. Click the Optional Settings tab and then click Status Sheet.
Making Extended Settings
You can make various settings in the Extended Settings dialog box. To open the dialog box, click
Extended Settings on the Optional Settings tab.
Making Optional Settings
You can update the installed option information manually if you have installed options to your
printer.
1. Access the printer driver.
2. Click the Optional Settings tab, then select Update the Printer Option Info Manually.
3. Click Settings. The Optional Settings dialog box appears.
4. Make settings for each installed option, then click OK.
Displaying consumable information
The remaining service life of the imaging cartridge is displayed on the Basic Settings tab.
Note:
❏ This function is available only when EPSON Status Monitor is installed.
❏ This information might be different from the information displayed in EPSON Status Monitor. Use
EPSON Status Monitor to get more detailed information about consumables.
❏ If the genuine EPSON imaging cartridge is not used, the level indicator and the alert icon showing the
remaining service life are not displayed.
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Ordering Consumables
Click the Order Online button on the Basic Settings tab. See “Order Online” on page 182 for details.
Note:
This function is available only when EPSON Status Monitor is installed.
Using EPSON Status Monitor
EPSON Status Monitor is a utility program that monitors your printer and gives you information
about its current status.
Installing EPSON Status Monitor
1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running on your computer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
Note:
❏ If the Epson Installation Program screen does not appear automatically, click
Start, then click
Computer (for Windows Vista) or click the My Computer icon on the desktop (for Windows XP,
2000 or Server 2003). Right-click the CD-ROM icon, click Open in the menu that appears, then
double-click Epsetup.exe.
❏ If the language selection window appears, select your country.
3. Click Custom Install.
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Note:
❏ See the Network Guide for information on installing EPSON Status Monitor on a network.
❏ If you want to use the printer via the print server, you have to install EPSON Status Monitor from
the CD-ROM with administrator privileges in each client.
4. Click EPSON Status Monitor.
5. Read the license agreement statement, then click Accept.
6. Select your country or region, then click OK. EPSON Web site is registered.
Note:
❏ Be sure to register the Web site to order consumables online.
❏ If you click the Cancel button, the Web site is not registered, but the EPSON Status Monitor
installation continues.
7. When the installation is complete, click OK.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor
Right-click the EPSON Status Monitor tray icon on the taskbar, then select the printer name and
menu you want to access.
Note:
❏ You can also access EPSON Status Monitor by clicking the Simple Status button on the Optional
Settings tab on the printer driver.
❏ The Order Online dialog box also appears by clicking the Order Online button on the Basic Settings tab
in the printer driver.
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About
You can obtain information about EPSON Status Monitor such as product versions
or interface versions.
Simple Status
You can check printer status, errors, and warnings.
Detailed Status*
You can monitor detailed printer status. When a problem occurs, the most
probable solution is displayed. See “Detailed Status” on page 177.
Replacement Parts
Information*
You can obtain information on paper sources and replacement parts. See
“Replacement Parts Information” on page 178.
Job Information*
You can check print job information. See “Job Information” on page 179.
Notice Settings
You can make specific monitoring settings. See “Notice Settings” on page 181.
Order Online
You can order consumables online. See “Order Online” on page 182.
Tray Icon Settings
You can set the information to display when the Tray icon is double-clicked while
there are no jobs sent from the computer.
You can also access any of the menus by clicking the appropriate tab on each information window.
Note for Windows Vista users:
EPSON Status Monitor is not available for monitoring Netware printers.
Note for Windows XP users:
EPSON Status Monitor is not available when printing from a Remote Desktop connection.
Note for NetWare users:
When monitoring NetWare printers, a Novell Client that corresponds to your operating system must be
used. Operation is confirmed for the versions below:
❏ For Windows XP or 2000:
Novell Client 4.91 SP1 for Windows 2000/XP
❏ To monitor a NetWare printer, connect only one print server to each queue. For directions, see the
Network Guide for the printer.
❏ You cannot monitor a NetWare queue printer beyond the IPX router because the setting for IPX hops is
0.
❏ This product supports NetWare printers configured by a queue-based printing system such as Bindery
or NDS. You cannot monitor NDPS (Novell Distributed Print Services) printers.
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Detailed Status
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Replacement Parts Information
Note:
To change the two windows above, click
or
.
a.
Paper:
Displays the paper size, the paper type and the approximate amount of paper
remaining in the paper source.
b.
Toner:
Indicates the remaining service life of the imaging cartridge. The toner icon flashes
when the imaging cartridge has some error or has neared the end of its service life.
c.
Fuser Unit:
Indicates the remaining service life of the fuser unit. The fuser icon flashes when the
fuser unit has some error or has neared the end of its service life.
d.
Order Online
button:
Clicking this button enables you to order consumables online. See “Order Online” on
page 182 for details.
e.
Close button
Clicking this button closes the dialog box.
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Note:
The remaining service lives of the replacement parts are displayed only if genuine EPSON parts are used.
Job Information
a.
Job Name:
Displays the user’s print job names. Other user’s print jobs are displayed as --------.
b.
Status:
Waiting:
Indicates the print job is waiting to be printed.
Spooling:
Indicates the print job is being spooled on your computer.
Deleting:
Indicates the print job is being deleted.
Printing:
Indicates the print job is printed currently.
Completed:
Indicates the print job have finished.
Canceled:
Indicates the print job have been canceled.
Held:
Indicates the print job is on hold.
c.
User:
Displays the user name.
d.
Computer:
Displays the name of the computer that sent the print job.
e.
Job Type:
Displays the job type. The jobs are displayed as Stored, Verify, Re-Print, and
Confidential respectively. About the Reserve Job function, see “Using the Reserve Job
Function” on page 51.
f.
Cancel Job
button:
Cancels the selected print job.
g.
Close button
Clicking this button closes the dialog box.
h.
Print button:
Prints the held status job.
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i.
Refresh button:
Refreshes the information on this menu.
j.
Display settings
button
Displays the Display Settings dialog box to select items and the order they are
displayed on the Job Information screen and to select the type of jobs to be
displayed.
Note for Windows XP users:
Shared Windows XP LPR connections and shared Windows XP Standard TCP/IP connections with
Windows clients do not support the Job Management function.
The Job Information tab is available when the following connections are used:
Server and Client Environments:
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64 LPR connection with
Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000 clients.
❏ When using the shared Windows Vista, Vista x64, 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64
Standard TCP/IP connection with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000.
❏ When using the shared Windows Vista, Vista x64, 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64
EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000 clients.
Client only Environments:
❏ When using the LPR connection (in Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, or
Server 2003 x64).
❏ When using the Standard TCP/IP connection (in Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000,
Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64).
❏ When using the EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection (in Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64,
2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64).
Note:
You cannot use this function in the following situations:
❏ When using an optional Ethernet interface card that does not support the job management function.
❏ When the NetWare connections do not support the job management function.
❏ When the printing jobs from NetWare and NetBEUI are displayed as “Unknown” on the Job
Management menu.
❏ Note that if the user account used to log on to a client is different from the user account used to connect
to the server, the job management function is not available.
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Notice Settings
a.
Monitor the printing status
check box:
When this check box is selected, EPSON Status Monitor monitors the
printer status during a print job is processed.
b.
More Settings button:
Opens the More Settings dialog box to set how to display the tray icon.
c.
Pop-up Notice:
Sets the notification to be displayed.
d.
Allow monitoring of shared
printers check box:
When this check box is selected, a shared printer can be monitored by
other computers.
If you connect the printer via a server with Windows Point & Print and
the server and the client are both Windows XP or later, it communicates
with the OS communication function. Therefore you can monitor the
printer without selecting this check box.
e
More Settings button:
Opens the More Settings dialog box to set how to communicate with
the shared printer.
f.
Display the Order Online
window automatically check
box:
When this check box is selected, the Order Online window appears
automatically when a consumable becomes low or reaches end of
service life and keeps appearing once a day until the consumable is
replaced.
g.
Display once a day when a
replacement part is low check
box:
When this radio button is selected, the Order Online window appears
automatically once a day when you start printing or display the status
by accessing EPSON Status Monitor.
h.
Display only when a
replacement part first
becomes low check box:
When this radio box is selected, the Order Online window appears
automatically only when a replacement part first becomes low.
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i.
More Settings button:
Opens the More Settings dialog box in which you can set the URL for
placing an order appears.
j.
Monitor Settings button:
Opens the Monitor Settings dialog box to set the monitoring interval.
k.
Cancel button:
Click this button to exit the dialog box without saving the settings.
l.
OK button:
Click this button to save the settings and to exit the dialog box.
Note for Windows Vista users:
When Allow monitoring of the shared printers check box is selected, the User Account Control dialog
box will appear. Then click Continue to make the settings.
Note:
When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor so that the shared printer can be monitored
on the print server.
Order Online
a.
Text box:
Displays the consumables and codes.
b.
Order Now/Find Dealer button:
Connects to the URL where you can place an order and find the
dealer nearest you.
If you do not want a confirmation message, select the Do not display
the confirmation message before connecting check box in the More
Settings dialog box. The More Setting dialog box appears by clicking
the More Settings button in the Notice Settings dialog box.
c.
Replacement Parts button:
Displays the replacement parts information.
d.
Close button
Clicking this button closes the dialog box.
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Do not display this window
automatically until a replacement
part becomes low or reaches the
end of its service life check box:
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When this check box is selected, the Order Online window appears
automatically only when a replacement part first becomes low or
reaches end of service life.
Note:
If you do not register the URL when you install EPSON Status Monitor, you cannot order online. If
necessary, uninstall EPSON Status Monitor once, then register the URL when you reinstall it.
Uninstalling the Printer Software
Note:
The illustrations in this section show Windows XP screens. They may be different from the screens for your
operating system.
1. Quit all applications.
2. For Windows Vista, click
Start, then click Control Panel.
For Windows XP, XP x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, click Start, click Control Panel, then
click Add or Remove Programs.
For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
3. For Windows Vista, double-click the Programs and Features icon.
For Windows XP, XP x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, click the Change or Remove
Programs icon.
For Windows 2000, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
4. For Windows Vista, select EPSON Printer Software, then click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, select EPSON Printer
Software, then click Change/Remove.
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5. Click the Printer Model tab, select your printer’s icon.
6. If you wish to uninstall only utility, click the Utilities tab, and select the check box for the
printer software you want to uninstall.
7. Click OK.
Note:
You can uninstall EPSON Network Utility. When the utility is uninstalled, you cannot display the
printer status from EPSON Status Monitor of other printers.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Chapter 9
About the PostScript Printer Driver
System Requirements
Printer hardware requirements
Recommended
Memory
Standard + 64 MB (for duplex printing of image data at Maximum)
Note:
Add more memory modules into your printer if the amount of memory currently installed does not meet your
printing needs.
Computer system requirements
OS
Microsoft Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000
Mac OS X ver. 10.2.8 or later
Note:
To use the PostScript 3 printer driver with a USB interface, your computer must be Macintosh OS X 10.3.9
or later.
Windows XP, XP x64, or 2000
There are no restrictions for these systems.
Mac OS X
Minimum
Recommended
Computer
Power Mac G3, G4, G5, iMac, eMac, PowerBook G3, G4, or iBook
Hard Disk
—
Memory
128 MB
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Note:
To use binary data, Epson recommends that you use AppleTalk for the printer’s network connection. If you
use a protocol other than AppleTalk for the network connection, you need to set Binary to On in the
PS3 Menu on the control panel. If you use the printer with a local connection, you cannot use binary data.
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Windows
To print in the PostScript mode, you will have to install the printer driver. See the appropriate
sections below for installation instructions according to the interface that you are using to print.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface
c
Caution:
Never use EPSON Status Monitor and PostScript 3 driver at the same time when the printer is
connected via a parallel port. It may damage the system.
Note:
❏ Installing the printer software for Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000 may require
administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your administrator for more information.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the Add
Printer icon.
For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and click Add a
printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
4. Select Local printer, then click Next.
Note:
Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
5. Select LPT1 as the port the printer is connected to, then click Next.
6. Click Have Disk and specify the following path for the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:,
the path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\PS_SETUP
Then click OK.
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Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
7. Select the printer, then click Next.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the installation.
9. When installation is done, click Finish.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface
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Caution:
Never use EPSON Status Monitor and PostScript 3 driver at the same time when the printer is
connected via a USB port. It may damage the system.
Note:
❏ Installing the printer software for Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000 may require
administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your administrator for more information.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. Connect your computer to the printer with a USB cable, then turn on the printer.
Note for Windows Vista:
Without the Windows driver or the Adobe PS driver, the display shows “Found New Hardware.” In this
case, click Ask me again later.
3. For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP or XP x64, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and click
Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the Add
Printer icon.
4. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
5. Select Local printer, then click Next.
Note:
Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
6. Select USB as the port the printer is connected to, then click Next.
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7. Click Have Disk and specify the following path for the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:,
the path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\PS_SETUP. Then click OK.
Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
8. Select the printer, then click Next.
9. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the installation.
10. When installation is done, click Finish.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network interface
Note:
❏ Set the network settings before installing the printer driver. Refer to the Network Guide that comes with
your printer for details.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, or XP x64, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and click
Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the Add
Printer icon.
3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
4. Select Local printer, then click Next.
Note:
Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
5. Select the Create a new port check box and select Standard TCP/IP Port from the
drop-down list. Click Next.
6. Click Next.
7. Specify the IP address and port name, then click Next.
8. Click Finish.
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9. Click Have Disk in the Add Printer Wizard and specify the following path for the CD-ROM. If
your CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN2K_XP\PS_SETUP.
Then click OK.
Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
10. Select the printer and click Next.
11. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the installation.
12. When installation is done, click Finish.
Accessing the PostScript printer driver
You can change the PostScript printer driver settings in the PostScript printer driver. To access the
printer driver, see “Accessing the printer driver” on page 172.
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000
Use the following settings if your machine is running Windows 2000, and the printer is connected
through an network interface using the AppleTalk protocol:
❏ Select PS3 as the Network setting in the control panel’s Emulation Menu.
❏ On the Device Settings sheet of the printer’s Properties dialog box, make sure that SEND
CTRL-D Before Each Job and SEND CTRL-D After Each Job are set to No.
❏ TBCP (Tagged binary communications protocol) cannot be used as the Output Protocol setting.
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Macintosh
Installing the PostScript printer driver
Note:
Make sure that no applications are running on your Macintosh before installing the printer driver.
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For Mac OS X users
Note:
Make sure that Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4) or Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2)
is not open.
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3. Double-click Mac OS X, then double-click PS Installer.
Note:
For Mac OS X 10.2, if the Authenticate window appears, enter the user name and password for an
administrator.
4. The Install EPSON PostScript Software screen appears, click Continue, then follow the
on-screen instructions.
5. Easy Install is displayed on the screen. Click Install.
Note:
For Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, if the Authenticate window appears, enter the user name and password for
an administrator.
6. When installation is done, click Close.
Selecting the printer
After installing the PostScript 3 printer driver, you need to select the printer.
In a network environment
For Mac OS X users
Note:
❏ Although EPSON FireWire appears in the interface pop-up list, you cannot use FireWire for printer
connection in the PostScript 3 mode.
❏ You need to make the settings for your installed options manually when the printer is connected using
USB, IP printing, or Bonjour (Rendezvous). When the printer is connected using AppleTalk, the printer
software automatically makes the settings.
❏ Make sure to specify ASCII as the data format in the application.
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1. Open the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, then double-click Printer Setup Utility
(for Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4) or Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2).
The Printer List window appears.
2. Click Add in the Printer List window.
3. Select the protocol or the interface that you are using from the pop-up list.
Note for AppleTalk users:
Make sure to select AppleTalk. Do not select EPSON AppleTalk, because it cannot be used with the
PostScript 3 printer driver.
Note for IP Printing users:
❏ Make sure to select IP Printing. Do not select EPSON TCP/IP, because it cannot be used with the
PostScript 3 printer driver.
❏ After selecting IP Printing, enter the IP address for the printer, then make sure to select the Use
default queue on server check box.
Note for USB users:
Make sure to select USB. Do not select EPSON USB, because it cannot be used with the PostScript 3
printer driver.
4. Follow the instructions as appropriate below to select your printer.
AppleTalk
Select your printer from the Name List, then select Auto Select from the Printer Model List.
IP Printing
Select Epson from the Name List, then select your printer from the Printer Model List.
USB
Select your printer from the Name List, then select your printer from the Printer Model List.
Note for Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 users:
If ESC/Page driver is not installed, your printer model is automatically selected in the Printer Model List
when you select your printer from the Name List while the printer is on.
Bonjour (Rendezvous)
Select your printer, the printer name is followed by (PostScript), from the Name List. Your
printer model is automatically selected in the Printer Model List.
Note for USB (for Mac OS X 10.2) or Bonjour (Rendezvous) users:
If your printer model is not automatically selected in the Printer Model list, you need to reinstall the
PostScript printer driver. See “Installing the PostScript printer driver” on page 189.
5. Click Add.
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Note for IP Printing users, USB or Bonjour (Rendezvous) users:
Select your printer from the Printer list, then select Show Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info
dialog box appears. Select Installable Options from the pop-up list, then make the necessary settings.
6. Confirm that your printer’s name is added to the Printer List. Then quit Printer Setup Utility
(for Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4) or Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2).
Accessing the PostScript printer driver
You can change the PostScript printer driver settings in the PostScript printer driver. To access the
printer driver, see “Accessing the printer driver” on page 172.
Changing the printer setup settings
You can change or update the printer setup settings according to the options installed in your
printer.
Note for Mac OS X users:
When Super is selected as the resolution, the following functions in the printer driver cannot be used.
RITech:
On
For Mac OS X users
1. Access the printer driver. The Printer List window appears.
2. Select the printer from the list.
3. Select Show Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info dialog box appears.
4. Make necessary changes to the settings, then close the dialog box.
5. Quit Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4) or Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2).
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Chapter 10
About the PCL6/PCL5 Printer Driver
About the PCL Mode
Hardware requirements
Your printer must meet the following hardware requirements to be able to use the PCL6/PCL5
printer driver.
Memory requirements for using the PCL6/PCL5 printer driver are shown below. Install optional
memory modules into your printer if the amount of memory currently installed does not meet your
printing needs.
Minimum memory
Recommended memory
128 MB* (for a simple print job at 600 dpi)
256 MB* or more
* Printing may not be possible with this amount of memory, depending on the specifics of the job being printed.
System requirements
Your computer must meet the following system requirements to be able to use the PCL6/PCL5
printer driver.
To use the PCL6/PCL5 printer driver, your computer must be running Microsoft Windows Vista,
Vista x64, XP, XP x64, Server 2003, Server 2003 x64, or have installed the 2000 Service Pack 3 or
later.
For Windows Vista
Minimum
Recommended
Computer
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with PentiumIII
800MHz or higher CPU
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with PentiumIII
1GHz or higher CPU
Hard Disk
10-25 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
512MB
512 MB
Display
Super VGA supporting
DirectX 9 with 32MB graphics memory or more
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For Windows Vista x64
Minimum
Recommended
Computer
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with Intel
EM64T or AMD/64 CPU
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with Intel
EM64T or AMD/64 CPU
Hard Disk
10-25 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
512MB
512 MB
Display
Super VGA supporting
DirectX 9 with 32MB graphics memory or more
For Windows XP or 2000
Minimum
Recommended
Computer
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with Pentium
or higher CPU
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with Pentium II
or higher CPU
Hard Disk
10-25 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
128 MB (256 MB for Server 2003)
256 MB
Display
Super VGA supporting 640 × 480
Super VGA supporting 800 × 600 or more
For Windows XP x64 or 2003 Server x64
Minimum
Recommended
Computer
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with Intel EM64T or AMD/64 CPU
Hard Disk
10-25 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
256 MB
512 MB
Display
Super VGA supporting 640 × 480
Super VGA supporting 800 × 600 or more
Using the PCL6/PCL5 Printer Driver
To print in the PCL mode, you will have to install the printer driver. Consult the customer support
in your region regarding how to get the printer driver.
Note:
The PCL6/PCL5 printer driver and EPSON Status Monitor cannot be used at the same time.
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Installing the PCL6 printer driver
Note:
❏ Installing the printer software for Windows XP or 2000 may require administrator privileges. If you
have problems, ask your administrator for more information.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
❏ The examples in this section are from the Windows XP operating system. They may vary in appearance
from what actually appears on your screen; however, the instructions are the same.
❏ When uninstalling the printer driver, select EPSON Monochrome Laser P6 in the uninstallation
program. If you select EPSON Printer Software, the uninstallation may not be completed
successfully.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. Double-click SETUP.EXE. The End User License Agreement dialog box appears.
3. Read the license agreement. If you agree with the terms, select the I accept the terms of the
above License Agreement check box. Then click Next.
4. Select the name of your printer, then click Next.
5. Select the OS that you are using and the Yes or No check box depending on whether you want
to share your printer on the network or not. Then click Next.
Note:
❏ When using setup.exe to do the installation, you can select a platform, different from the current
Windows OS, in .Available Platforms. This is so that when you perform an installation using Point
& Print, you can upload printer drivers for other platforms.
❏ If you are installing a printer driver for the PC that you are currently using, select the Windows OS
that is the platform of your PC. If you select a different Windows OS, the printer driver will not be
installed correctly.
6. Confirm the printer port you want to use is selected and your printer name is shown. If not,
select the port you want to use from the drop-down list and type your printer.s name in the
Printer Name box. Select the Yes or No check box depending on whether you want to set this
printer as the default printer. Then click Next.
7. You can start the installation now. Click Finish to continue.
8. Installation is complete. Click Exit to Windows.
After the installation is done, click Printer Properties to make the appropriate settings.
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Note:
If you want to change the settings, you can access the PCL6 printer driver by clicking Document Default.
Accessing the PCL6 printer driver
You can change the PCL6 printer settings in the PCL6 printer driver. To access the printer driver,
see “Accessing the printer driver” on page 172.
Updating the printer driver
When you install optional products, you have to update the printer driver manually. See the
following instructions.
1. Click the Printer tab of the Properties dialog box.
2. Select the option that you installed.
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
Paper
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at
any time, Epson cannot guarantee the quality of any type of paper. Always test samples of paper
stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
Available paper types
*
Paper type
Description
Plain paper
Weight: 64 to 105 g/m² (Recycled paper is acceptable.*)
Envelopes
No paste and no tape. No plastic window. (unless specifically designed
for laser printers.)
Labels
The backing sheet should be covered completely, with no gaps between
labels.
Thick paper
Weight: 106 to 159 g/m²
Extra thick paper
Weight: 160 to 216 g/m²
Colored paper
Non coated
Paper with letterhead
Paper and ink of letterheads must be compatible with laser printers.
Use recycled paper only under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Poor quality paper may reduce print
quality, or cause paper jams and other problems.
Paper that should not be used
You cannot use the following paper in this printer. It may cause printer damage, paper jams, and
poor print quality:
❏ Media meant for other black-and-white laser printers, color laser printers, color copiers,
black-and-white copiers, or ink jet printers
❏ Previously printed paper by any other black-and-white laser printers, color laser printers, color
copiers, black-and-white copiers, ink jet printers, or thermal transfer printers
❏ Carbon paper, carbonless paper, thermal-sensitive paper, pressure-sensitive paper, acid paper,
or paper that uses high-temperature-sensitive ink (around 190 °C)
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❏ Labels that peel easily or labels that do not cover the backing sheet completely
❏ Coated paper or special surface-colored paper
❏ Paper that has binder holes or is perforated
❏ Paper that has glue, staples, paper clips, or tape on it
❏ Paper that attracts static electricity
❏ Moist or damp paper
❏ Paper of uneven thickness
❏ Overly thick or thin paper
❏ Paper that is too smooth or too rough
❏ Paper that is different on the front and back
❏ Paper that is folded, curled, wavy, or torn
❏ Paper of irregular shape, or paper that does not have right angle corners
Printable area
4-mm minimum margin on all sides. (The printable width should be 207.9 mm or less.)
Note:
❏ The printable area varies, depending on the emulation mode in use.
❏ When using ESC/Page language, there is 5-mm minimum margin on all sides.
❏ The print quality may be irregular depending on the paper you use. Print on one or two sheets of paper
to check the print quality.
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Printer
General
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry electrophotographic process
Resolution:
300 × 300 dpi, 600 × 600 dpi, 1200 × 1200 dpi
Continuous printing speed*:
A maximum of 43 pages per minute on A4 size paper
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed alignment:
Center alignment for all sizes
Input paper supply:
MP tray:
Standard lower paper cassette:
Paper output:
Paper output capacity:
plain paper
Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack, or up to 150
sheets (80 g/m²)
envelopes
Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack
transparencies
Up to a 11.9 mm thick stack, or up to 100
sheets
labels
Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack
thick paper
Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack
extra thick paper
Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack
plain paper
Up to a 59.4 mm thick stack, or up to 550
sheets (80 g/m²)
envelopes
Up to a 49.4 mm thick stack
transparencies
Up to a 12.4 mm thick stack, or up to 100
sheets
labels
Up to a 49.4 mm thick stack
thick paper
Up to a 49.4 mm thick stack
extra thick paper
Up to a 49.4 mm thick stack
Face-down tray
For all paper types and sizes
Face-up tray
For all paper types and sizes
Stacker
For all paper types
For 89.9 to 215.9 mm width paper
See “Stacker” on page 205 for details.
Face-down tray
Up to 500 sheets of plain paper (80 g/m²)
Face-up tray
Up to 70 sheets of plain paper (80 g/m²)
Stacker
Up to 500 sheets of plain paper (80 g/m²)
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ECP/Page printer language
ESC/P 2 24-pin printer emulation (ESC/P 2 mode)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX mode)
IBM Proprinter emulation (I239X mode)
Adobe PostScript3 (PS3 mode)
PCL6/PCL5 emulation (PCL mode)
*
Resident fonts:
84 scalable fonts, and 7 bitmap fonts for ESC/Page
95 scalable fonts, and 5 bitmap for PCL5
80 scalable fonts, and 1 bitmap for PCL6
17 scalable fonts for PostScript3
RAM:
64 MB, expandable up to 576 MB
Printing speed varies by paper source or other conditions.
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity:
Altitude:
In use:
10 to 32°C (50 to 90°F)
Not in use:
-20 to 40°C (-40 to 104°F)
In use:
15 to 85% RH
Not in use:
5 to 85% RH
3,500 meters (11,483 feet) maximum
Mechanical
Dimensions
Weight
Height:
404 mm (15.9 in.)
Width:
428 mm (16.9 in.)
Depth:
480 mm (18.9 in.)
Approx. 21.5 kg (about 47.4 lb)
(Excluding consumables and options)
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Electrical
120 V Model L541A
220-240 V Model L541A
Rated voltage
110 V-120 V
220 V-240 V
Rated frequency
50 Hz / 60 Hz
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Rated current
11 A
5.5 A
Average
662 W
654 W
MAX
1090 W
1120 W
During ready mode
78 W
77 W
During sleep mode*
Up to 7 W
Up to 10 W
Power consumption
*
During
printing
Values represent power consumption while all operations are completely suspended. Power consumption varies
depending on errors and operating conditions, and whether a type B interface card is installed or a USB memory
is inserted.
Standard and approvals
European model:
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC EN 60950-1
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
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Interfaces
Parallel Interface
Use the IEEE 1284-I compliant parallel interface connector.
ECP mode/Nibble mode
USB interface
USB 2.0 High Speed mode
Note:
❏ Only computers equipped with a USB connector and running Windows XP, XP x64, Me, 98, 2000,
Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, support the USB interface.
❏ Your computer must support USB 2.0 in order to use USB 2.0 as the interface to connect your computer
to the printer.
❏ Since USB 2.0 is fully compatible with USB 1.1, USB 1.1 can be used as an interface.
❏ USB 2.0 can be used with Windows XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, and Server 2003 x64, operating
systems. If your operating system is Windows Me or 98, use a USB 1.1 interface.
Ethernet interface
You can use an IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX/10 BASE-T straight-through shielded, twisted-pair
interface cable with an RJ45 connector.
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Options and Consumable Products
Optional paper cassette unit
Product code:
C12C802471
Paper size:
A4, A5, B5, Letter (LT), Half-Letter (HLT), Executive (EXE), Legal (LGL), Government Letter
(GLT), Government Legal (GLG), F4
Paper weight:
64 to 216 g/m² (17 to 57.4 lb)
Paper feed:
One paper cassette mounted
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity up to 550 sheets (When using 80 g/m² paper)
Paper types:
Plain paper, Thick paper, labels, envelopes, transparencies
Power supply:
DC 24V / 1.0 A and DC 3.3 V / 0.2 A supplied by the printer
Model:
JEA-7*
Dimensions and weight:
Height:
143 mm (5.6 in.)
Width:
422 mm (16.6 in.)
Depth:
452 to 510 mm (17.8 to 20.1 in.)
Weight:
6.3 kg (13.9 lb) including cassette
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 2004/108/EC.
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Duplex Unit
Product code:
C12C802481
Paper size:
A4, A5, B5, Letter (LT), Half-Letter (HLT), Executive (EXE), Legal (LGL), Government Letter
(GLT), Government Legal (GLG), F4
Paper weight:
64 to 216 g/m² (17 to 57.4 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Paper types:
Plain paper, Thick paper
Power supply:
DC 24V / 1.0 A and DC 3.3 V / 0.2 A supplied by the printer
Model:
JEA-8*
Dimensions and weight:
*
Height:
238 mm (9.4 in.)
Width:
352 mm (13.8 in.)
Depth:
146 mm (5.8 in.)
Weight:
1.9 kg (4.2) including cassette
This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 2004/108/EC.
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Stacker
Product code:
C12C802111
Output capacity:
Up to 500 sheets (When using 80 g/m² paper)
Paper size:
Regular or custom paper sizes within the following size:
Width: 89.90 - 215.90 mm
Length: 139.70 - 355.60 mm
However, when using custom size paper that is 76.2 mm to 89.9 mm wide and 127.0 mm
to 139.7 mm long, the paper cannot be output to the Stacker so it is output to the
face-down tray.
Paper types:
Plain paper, Thick paper, labels, envelopes, transparencies
Power supply:
DC 24V - 0.4A supplied by the printer
Power consumption:
3.3V - 0.2A
Model:
JEA-5*
Dimensions and weight:
*
Height:
227 mm (8.9 in.)
Width:
418 mm (16.5 in.)
Depth:
313 mm (12.3 in.)
Weight:
2.6 kg (5.7 lb)
This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
Memory modules
Make sure that DIMM you purchase is compatible with EPSON products. For details, contact the
store where you purchased this printer or the EPSON sales company.
Memory size:
64 MB, 128 MB, or 256 MB
Hard Disk Drive
Product code:
C12C824172
Capacity:
37.2 GB
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Imaging cartridge
Product code/Model*:
1170
Storage temperature:
0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 2004/108/EC.
Fuser unit
Product code:
3037 (110 - 120 V)
3038 (220 - 240 V)*
Storage temperature:
0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 2004/108/EC.
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Appendix B
Customer Support
Contacting Customer Support
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.
Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the following
information:
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
❏ Product model
❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Your computer operating system name and version
❏ Names and versions of the software applications you normally use with your product
Help for Users in Australia
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:
Your Dealer
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.
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Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
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).
Epson Helpdesk
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.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
1300 361 054
Fax:
(02) 8899 3789
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.
Help for Users in Singapore
Sources of information, support, and services available from Epson Singapore are:
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.
Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586 3111)
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
Contact for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.th)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
and e-mail are available.
Epson Hotline (Phone: (66)2-670-0333)
Our Hotline 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
Help for Users in Vietnam
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
Epson Hotline (Phone): 84-8-823-9239
Service Center:
80 Truong Dinh Street, District 1, Hochiminh City Vietnam
Help for Users in Indonesia
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.id)
❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download
❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail
Epson Hotline
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Technical support
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Phone
(62) 21-572 4350
Fax
(62) 21-572 4357
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Epson Service Center
Jakarta
Mangga Dua Mall 3rd floor No 3A/B
Jl. Arteri Mangga Dua,
Jakarta
Phone/Fax: (62) 21-62301104
Bandung
Lippo Center 8th 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
Help for Users in Hong Kong
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact Epson
Hong Kong Limited.
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Internet Home Page
Epson Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet
to provide users with the following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of Epson product drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
http://www.epson.com.hk
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax numbers:
Phone:
(852) 2827-8911
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
Help for Users in Malaysia
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.my)
❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download
❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail
Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Head Office.
Phone:
603-56288288
Fax:
603-56288388/399
Epson Helpdesk
❏ Sales enquiries and product information (Infoline)
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Phone:
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603-56288222
❏ Enquiries on repair services & warranty, product usage and technical support (Techline)
Phone:
603-56288333
Help for Users in India
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.in)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, and products enquiry are available.
Epson India Head Office - Bangalore
Phone:
080-30515000
Fax:
30515005
Epson India Regional Offices:
Location
Telephone number
Fax number
Mumbai
022-28261515 /16/17
022-28257287
Delhi
011-30615000
011-30615005
Chennai
044-30277500
044-30277575
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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Help for Users in the Philippines
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:
Phone:
(63) 2-813-6567
Fax:
(63) 2-813-6545
E-mail:
epchelpdesk@epc.epson.com.ph
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.ph)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
and E-mail Enquiries are available.
Epson Helpdesk (Phone: (63) 2-813-6567)
Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problems
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
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Index
A
Anti-copy (copy protection) function
how to use (Windows), 49
AUX menu, 68
Available paper, 197
B
Bookmark menu, 80
C
Canceling printing, 94, 166
Confidential Job menu, 66, 92
Consumable products
Replacing, 121
Consumables
specifications (fuser unit), 206
specifications (imaging cartridge), 206
Contacting Epson, 207
Control panel, 94
overview, 23
Control panel menus
about, 53
AUX, 68
bookmark, 80
confidential job, 66, 92
emulation, 58
ESCP2, 72
FX, 75
how to access, 53
I239X, 77
information, 55
network, 68
panel settings, 53
parallel, 66
password config, 79
PCL, 69
printing, 58
PS3, 71
quick print job, 65, 91
reserve job data, 91
reset, 65
setup, 61
system information, 57
tray, 57
USB, 67
D
Duplex printing
how to use (Windows), 39
Duplex Unit
how to install, 98
how to remove, 101
specifications, 204
E
Emulation menu, 58
EPSON Status Monitor
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor (Windows), 175
Getting printer status details (Windows), 177
Installing EPSON Status Monitor (Windows), 174
Job Information (Windows), 179
Notice Settings (Windows), 181
Order Online, 182
Replacement Parts Information (Windows), 178
ESCP2 menu, 72
Ethernet, 202
F
Fuser unit
specifications, 206
FX menu, 75
G
Guides
Font Guide, 19
Network Guide, 19
Online Help, 19
Paper Jam Guide, 19
Setup Guide, 19
User’s Guide, 19
H
Hard Disk Drive, 112
Headers and footers
how to use (Windows), 43
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Help
Epson, 207
How to register menus as bookmarks, 54
I
I239X menu, 77
Imaging cartridge
specifications, 206
Information menu, 55
Installing options
installing a memory module, 106
installing an interface card, 118
installing the duplex unit, 98
installing the hard disk drive, 112
installing the optional paper cassette unit, 96
installing the stacker, 102
removing a memory module, 111
removing an interface card, 120
removing the duplex unit, 101
removing the hard disk drive, 118
removing the optional paper cassette unit, 98
removing the stacker, 104
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network
interface (Windows), 188
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel
interface (Windows), 186
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB
interface (Windows), 187
Interface cards
how to install, 118
how to remove, 120
Interfaces
ethernet, 202
Parallel, 202
USB, 202
M
Maintenance
printer, 132
printer (inside of the printer), 133
Memory module
how to install, 106
how to remove, 111
specifications, 205
MP tray
Specifications, 25
Supported paper, 25
User's Guide
N
Network menu, 68
O
Optional paper cassette unit
how to install, 96
how to remove, 98
specifications, 203
Options
specifications (duplex unit), 204
specifications (hard disk drive), 205
specifications (memory module), 205
specifications (optional paper cassette unit), 203
specifications (stacker), 205
Overlay
how to create (Windows), 44
how to print (Windows), 46
how to use (Windows), 44
P
Paper
available paper, 197
loading the MP tray and standard lower paper cassette,
25
loading the optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit, 28
printable area, 198
Special media, 30
unavailable paper, 197
Paper Jam A (Cover A), 140
Paper Jam A B (Cover A or B), 143
Paper Jam DM (Duplex Unit’s cover), 152
Paper Jam MP A, Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper
Jam C3 A (All paper cassettes and Cover A), 149
Paper jams
All paper cassettes and Cover A, 149
Cover A, 140
Cover A or B, 143
Cover DM, 152
how to clear, 139
Paper Jam STK, 153
Paper source
MP tray, 25
optional paper cassette unit, 28
standard lower paper cassette, 25
Parallel Interface, 202
Parallel menu, 66
Password config menu, 79
Index
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PCL menu, 69
PCL printer driver
about the PCL Mode, 193
hardware requirements, 193
system requirements, 193
PostScript printer driver
Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Macintosh), 192
Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Windows), 189
hardware requirements, 185
Installing the PostScript printer driver for Mac OS X
users, 190
Selecting a printer in a network environment for Mac
OS X users, 190
PostScript printer driver settings
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000, 189
Precautions
Replacing consumable products, 121
Printer
cleaning, 132
cleaning (inside of the printer), 133
consumable products, 24
electrical, 201
environmental, 200
general, 199
mechanical, 200
optional products, 24
parts (front view), 20
parts (inside), 22
parts (rear view), 21
standard and approvals, 201
transporting, 136
transporting (long distance), 137
transporting (short distance), 138
Printer driver settings
Creating an overlay (Windows), 44
Delete the form overlay data on the USB memory
(Windows), 48
Duplex printing (Windows), 39
Making a new watermark (Windows), 42
Making Extended settings (Windows), 173
Making Optional settings (Windows), 173
Printing the copy-protected document (Windows), 49
Printing with an overlay (Windows), 46
Printing with storage form overlay (Windows), 48
print layout (Windows), 40
Register the storage form overlay data on the USB
memory (Windows), 47
Re-Print Job (Windows), 52
Reserve Job (Windows), 51
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Using an overlay (Windows), 44
Using a watermark (Windows), 42
Using headers and footers (Windows), 43
Using storage form overlay (Windows), 47
Printer software (Windows)
About, 172
Printing menu, 58
Print layout
Modifying the print layout (Windows), 40
Problems, solving
contacting Epson, 207
PS3 menu, 71
Q
Quick Print Job menu, 65, 91
R
Relocating the printer, 136
Replacement Messages, 121
Reserve job data, 91
Reset menu, 65
S
Service, 207
Setup menu, 61
Special media
Printing on, 30
Stacker, 102
Status and error messages, 80
Status sheet
how to print, 93, 155
Storage from overlay
how to delete (Windows), 48
how to print (Windows), 48
how to register (Windows), 47
how to use (Windows), 47
System information menu, 57
T
Toner
Toner Save mode, 38
Toner Save mode, 38
Transporting the printer (long distance), 137
Transporting the printer (short distance), 138
Tray menu, 57
Troubleshooting, 80, 93, 139, 155, 166
Index
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memory problems, 162
network connection problems, 165
operational problems, 155
options, 163
paper handling problems, 163
PCL6 mode, 170
PostScript 3 mode, 167
printout problems, 156
print quality problems, 158
USB problems, 164
U
Unavailable paper, 197
USB, 202
USB menu, 67
W
Watermark (Windows)
how to make, 42
how to use, 42
Index
217