Epson Stylus PRO 4880 User`s guide

User’s Guide
NDP2997-00
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Printer Parts
Front view
Roll paper cover
Rear manual
feed slot
Paper lever
Top cover
Control panel
Roll paper support
Ink lever
Maintenance tank
Paper tray cover
Paper tray
Front manual feed slot
ink compartment
Ink cartridge slot
Rear view
Knobs
Rear cover
AC inlet
USB interface connector
Network interface connector
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Contents
Copyrights and Trademarks
Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Warning, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
When choosing a place for this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
When setting up this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
When using this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
When handling the ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
When transporting this product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
ENERGY STAR® Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Chapter 1 Using the Printer Software (Windows)
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Accessing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
From Windows applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
From the Printer icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Setting the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Checking the printer status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Canceling printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
When problem occurs during printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Using the Printer Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
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Chapter 2 Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
EPSON Printer Utility2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Accessing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Accessing the Page Setup dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Accessing the Print dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Setting the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Checking the printer status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Canceling printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
When problem occurs during printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Using Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Accessing EPSON Printer Utility2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Using EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Chapter 3 Variety of Printings
Using Color Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Color management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Color adjustment by the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Black-and-White Photo Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Borderless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Supported media type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Application settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Roll paper cut for borderless printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Enlarge or Reduce Size Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Fit to Page (Windows only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Fit to Roll Paper Width (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Pages Per Sheet Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
For Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
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For Mac OS X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Poster Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Joining the sheets together along the guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Printing on Custom Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
For Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
For Mac OS X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Banner Printing on Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Application settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Printing with Non-Epson Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Customize the Items of the Printer Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Saving the printer driver settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Menu arrangement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Exporting or Importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Chapter 4 The Control Panel
Buttons, Lights, and Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Combination of buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Menu Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
When to use Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Menu list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Basic Menu setting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Details of Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Checking the print head nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Aligning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Making the paper settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Printing a status sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Setting the alert value of the paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Maintenance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Maintenance mode setting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Maintenance mode list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Details of Maintenance mode items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Chapter 5 Paper Handling
Notes on Epson Special Media and Other Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
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Using Epson special media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Using paper other than Epson special media. . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Attaching the roll paper to the spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Attaching the spacer to the spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Removing the roll paper from the spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Loading roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Using the roll paper belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Cutting the roll paper or printing page lines . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Using Cut Sheet Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Checking the paper path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Loading cut-sheet media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Chapter 6 Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Converting the Black Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Updating the printer driver information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Replacing the Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Replacing the Paper Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
If you have not used your printer for a long time . . . . . . . . .249
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Over a long distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Over a short distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Setting up the printer after transporting it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Chapter 7 Problem Solver
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Printer stops printing unexpectedly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
The printer does not turn on or stay on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
The printer prints nothing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Printouts are not what you expected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Print Quality Could be Better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Color documents print in black only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Printing could be faster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Roll paper cannot be cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently. . . . . . .274
Roll paper does not eject properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
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Clearing paper jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Paper Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Roll paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Technical Support Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Chapter 8 Product Information
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Standards and Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
To use your printer with Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
To use your printer with Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Ethernet interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Chapter 9 Options and Consumable Products
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Roll paper spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Borderless Print Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Paper cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Epson Special Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Glossary
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Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before using this product. Also be
sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the
printer.
Warning, 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 this
printer.
When choosing a place for this product
❏ Place this product on a flat, stable surface that is larger than
this product. This product will not operate properly if it is
tilted or at an angle.
❏ Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and
humidity. Also keep it away from direct sunlight, strong light,
or heat sources.
❏ Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
❏ Keep this product away from dusty areas.
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❏ Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be
easily unplugged.
❏ If you use a stand, the stand has to support at least 50 kg
(110.3 lb).
When setting up this product
❏ Do not block or cover the openings in this product’s cabinet.
❏ Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill
liquid on this product.
❏ This product’s power cord is for use with this product only.
Use with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.
❏ 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.
❏ Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers.
❏ Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources
of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the product’s
label.
❏ Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of
another cord may result in fire or electric shock.
❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
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❏ If you use an extension cord with this product, make sure the
total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make
sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
❏ Do not attempt to service this product yourself.
❏ Unplug this product and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the
product; the product has been dropped or the cabinet
damaged; the product does not operate normally or exhibits
a distinct change in performance.
❏ If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the
following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and
over-current protection for this printer, the building
installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit
breaker.
❏ 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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When using this product
❏ Do not put your hand inside this product or touch the ink
cartridges during printing.
❏ Do not move the print heads by hand; otherwise you may
damage this product.
❏ Always turn the product off using the Power button on the
control panel. When this button is pressed, the Pause light
flashes briefly then goes off. Do not unplug the power cord or
turn off the product until the Pause light stops flashing.
When handling the ink cartridges
❏ Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not
drink.
❏ If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it
gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
❏ Shake the ink cartridge well before installing it for best results.
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Caution:
Do not shake cartridges (that have been installed previously)
with too much force.
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❏ Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the
cartridge carton.
❏ Use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for
best results.
❏ Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This
could damage the print head.
❏ Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
❏ After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site,
allow it to warm up at room temperature for at least three
hours before using it.
❏ Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge.
This may affect normal operation and printing.
❏ In this ink cartridge, the IC chip retains a variety of cartridge
related-information, such as the amount of ink remaining, so
that a cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely.
❏ If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink
supply area from dirt and dust, and store it in the same
environment as this product. Note that there is a valve in the
ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care
is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the
cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink supply port or
surrounding area.
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When transporting this product
❏ Before transporting the printer, make sure the print heads are
in the home (far right) position.
ENERGY STAR® Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Epson has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners,
and multifunction devices in an effort to reduce air pollution
caused by power generation. Their standards and logos are
uniform among participating nations.
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Chapter 1
Using the Printer Software (Windows)
Printer Software Introduction
The printer software CD-ROM includes the following software.
See the Setup Guide for installing the software, and see its online
help for detailed information for each software.
❏ Printer driver
❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3
❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel
Note:
The printer driver screens that appear in this manual are provided for
EPSON Stylus Pro 4450 running on Windows XP. The screens of
EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C and EPSON Stylus Pro 4450 are
almost the same, except as noted.
Printer driver
The printer driver lets you print documents from applications to
the printer.
The following are the main functions of the printer driver:
❏ Sends the print data to the printer.
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❏ Makes the printer settings, such as the media type, paper size.
You can register these settings, and you can also easily import
or export these registered settings.
❏ Executes the printer maintenance functions and sets the
operation of the printer driver in the Utility tab. You can also
import or export printer settings.
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EPSON Status Monitor 3
This utility provides you with printer status information, such as
the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank,
and it also checks for printer error. EPSON Status Monitor 3 is
installed with the printer driver automatically.
EPSON LFP Remote Panel
EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad range of control
over the printer, to obtain better print quality in printing on
various media.
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Accessing the Printer Driver
You can access the printer driver in the following ways:
❏ From Windows applications
❏ From the Printer icon
From Windows applications
Access the printer driver from your application when you make
the print settings.
The following procedures may differ depending on the
application you use.
1. From the File menu, select Print or Page Setup.
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2. Make sure your printer is selected, and click Printer, Setup,
Options, Properties, or Preferences.
Example:
Example:
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The printer driver window appears.
Make the settings as necessary, and then start printing.
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From the Printer icon
When you make common settings or perform printer
maintenance, such as Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, access the
printer driver from the Printer icon.
1. Open the Printers and Faxes or Printers folder.
For Windows XP:
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
Note:
If your Control Panel is in the Classic View, click Start, click
Control Panel, and then click Printers and Faxes.
For Windows Vista:
Click
, click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound,
and then click Printers.
For Windows 2000:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
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2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing Preferences.
The printer driver window appears.
The settings you make here become the default settings of the
printer driver.
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Getting Information Through Online Help
You can view a detailed explanation using the following ways.
❏ Right-click the item, and then click Help.
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❏ For Windows XP/2000, click the
button on the top right
of the printer driver window, and then click the item.
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Basic Settings
This section describes how to print your data from an application
using the Epson printer driver.
Setting the printer driver
First, make the print data using the application software.
Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the
print settings such as the media type, paper size.
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Checking the printer status
When you send a print job to the printer, you can monitor the
printer status in the following windows.
Progress Meter
The Progress Meter appears on your display when you start
printing. It indicates the progress of the current print job and
provides printer status information such as ink remaining and
product number of the ink cartridges. Also, you can cancel a print
job using Progress Meter.
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Print queue window
You can check a list of all jobs waiting and its information, and
also you can cancel print jobs. The print queue window appears
when you double-click the printer icon on the task bar. This is a
function of the Windows operating system.
Canceling printing
You can cancel a print job waiting from the computer. If the
printing is already started, you need to cancel printing by the
printer.
Canceling printing by the printer
Press and hold the Pause
printer.
button for 3 seconds to reset the
Even when it is printing a job, the printer is reset. After resetting,
it takes a while before the printer is in the ready state. The printer’s
paper operation differs depending on the icon displayed on the
control panel.
Note:
You cannot cancel a job waiting in the computer. To cancel a job waiting
in the computer, see the next section “Canceling printing by the
computer” on page 28.
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Canceling printing by the computer
Canceling printing
Click Stop on the EPSON Progress Meter dialog box.
Note:
❏ The Progress Meter shows the progress of the current print job. It
disappears when the job has been sent to the printer.
❏ You cannot cancel a print job that has been sent to the printer. In
this case, cancel the print job by the printer.
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Deleting a print job waiting
You can delete the jobs waiting stored in the computer.
1. Double-click the printer icon on the taskbar.
2. From the Printer menu, select Cancel all documents.
If you want to delete a specific job, select the job and select
Cancel from the Document menu.
Note:
❏ The print queue windows shows the progress of each print job.
It disappears when the job has been sent to the printer.
❏ You cannot cancel a print job that has been sent to the printer.
In this case, cancel the print job by the printer.
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When problem occurs during printing
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in
the EPSON Status Monitor window.
Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor will lead you step by
step through a procedure to solve a problem.
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Using the Printer Utilities
The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status
and perform printer maintenance from your screen.
Nozzle Check
This utility checks the print head nozzles to see if they are clogged
and need to be cleaned. Check the nozzles when you notice the
print quality has declined and after cleaning to confirm that the
print head nozzles have been cleaned. If the print head nozzles
are clogged, perform head cleaning.
Head Cleaning
This utility cleans the color and black print heads. You may need
to clean the print head if you notice the print quality has declined.
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Print Head Alignment
This utility can be used to improve the print quality of your
printed data. The alignment of the print head may need to be
adjusted if vertical lines appear out of alignment or if white or
black banding noise appear in your printed data. Use this utility
to realign the print head.
EPSON Status Monitor 3
This utility provides you with printer status information, such as
the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank,
and it also checks for printer error. See “Using EPSON Status
Monitor 3” on page 33 for detailed information.
Monitoring Preferences
This function lets you specify the monitoring feature of EPSON
Status Monitor 3. See “Using Monitoring Preferences” on page 35
for detailed information.
Print Queue
This function displays the job waiting list.
You can check the list of all jobs waiting and their information,
and also cancel or restart print jobs.
Speed & Progress
You can make settings related to print speed and progress.
Menu Arrangement
You can arrange the Select Setting, Media Type, and Paper Size
list items. Arrange the items as you prefer, or classify the items
into groups. You can also hide the items you are not using.
Export or Import
You can export or import the printer driver settings. It is
convenient to use this function when you want to make the same
printer driver settings to multiple computers.
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EPSON LFP Remote Panel
This utility lets you optimize your printer. You can start this utility
only if it is installed. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help
for detailed information.
Printer Firmware Update
EPSON LFP Remote Panel is started and updates the printer
firmware.
To use this function, you need to download the latest firmware
from the Epson Web site beforehand.
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer
status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status
and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages.
To know the detailed status of the printer, open the printer
detailed window. EPSON Status Monitor 3 starts to monitor the
printer status when the printing begins, and if there are any
problems, it shows an error message and its solutions. You can
also access EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the printer driver or the
shortcut icon by double-clicking the printer-shaped icon on the
Windows taskbar to check the status of the printer.
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Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
Open the printer driver window, and click the Utility tab, and then
click EPSON Status Monitor 3.
Note:
In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the Shortcut Icon
check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar.
Right-click the shortcut icon, and select the printer name to display the
EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog box. See “Viewing information in
Monitoring Preferences” on page 37 for detailed information.
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Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer
status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status
and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages.
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears.
Check the message and solve the problem accordingly.
Using Monitoring Preferences
This function lets you specify the monitoring feature of EPSON
Status Monitor 3.
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Accessing Monitoring Preferences
Open the printer driver window, click the Utility tab, and then click
Monitoring Preferences.
Note:
In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the Shortcut Icon
check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar.
Right-click the shortcut icon, and select Monitoring Preferences to
open the Monitoring Preferences dialog box.
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Viewing information in Monitoring Preferences
In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, you can select error
types for which you wish to receive notification, and you can
make the shortcut icon setting and monitoring of shared printers
setting.
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Uninstalling the Printer Software
This section describes how to uninstall the printer software from
your computer.
Note:
❏ For Windows XP/Vista, you must log in as a user with an
Administrator account. When you uninstall the printer software
from Windows Vista, the password may be required. If you are asked
for the password, enter it and continue the operation.
❏ For Windows 2000, you must log in as a user with administrator
rights (a user belonging to the Administrators group).
Uninstalling the printer driver
To uninstall the printer driver, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable connected
with the computer and printer.
2. Click Add or Remove Programs (or Add/Remove
Programs) in the Control Panel.
For Windows Vista, click Programs, and then Programs and
Features in the Control Panel.
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3. Select EPSON Printer Software, and then click
Change/Remove (or Uninstall/Change).
4. Select the target printer icon, and then click OK.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
When the confirmation message appears, click Yes.
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Note:
When you delete the printer driver, the following message appears.
In the personal settings information file, the settings you have made
are saved. If you do not delete this file, you can use the settings you
have registered when you reinstall the printer driver. Click No if
you plan to reinstall the printer driver later, or click Yes to delete
the file completely.
Restart the computer when you reinstall the printer driver.
Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel
EPSON LFP Remote Panel can be uninstalled from Add or
Remove Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) in the Control
Panel. For detailed information, see the EPSON LFP Remote Panel
online help.
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Chapter 2
Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)
Printer Software Introduction
The printer software CD-ROM includes the following software.
See the Setup Guide for installing the software and its online help
for detailed information for each software.
❏ Printer driver
❏ EPSON Printer Utility2
❏ EPSON StatusMonitor
❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel
Printer driver
The printer driver lets you print documents from applications to
the printer.
The following are main functions of the printer driver:
❏ Sends the print data to the printer.
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❏ Makes the printer settings, such as the media type, paper size.
You can register these settings, and you can also easily import
or export these registered settings.
EPSON Printer Utility2
You can execute the printer maintenance functions, such as
Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning. EPSON Printer Utility2 is installed
with the printer driver automatically.
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EPSON StatusMonitor
This utility provides you with printer status information, such as
the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank,
and a printer error.
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EPSON LFP Remote Panel
EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad range of control
over the printer, to obtain better print quality in printing on
various media.
Accessing the Printer Driver
To access the printer driver, follow the steps below. The following
procedures may differ depending on the application you use.
❏ Page Setup dialog
You can make the paper settings, such as media type, paper
size.
❏ Print dialog
You can make the settings related to print quality.
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Accessing the Page Setup dialog
To access the Page Setup dialog, click Page Setup on the File
menu of your application.
The Page Setup dialog is displayed.
You can select a paper size, borderless printing, a paper source,
and a print area in the Paper Size setting.
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Accessing the Print dialog
To access the Print dialog, click Print on the File menu of your
application.
The Print dialog is displayed.
Make the settings as necessary, and then start printing.
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Getting Information Through Online Help
To access the online help, click the
printer driver.
button in the dialog of the
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Basic Settings
This section describes how to print your data from an application
using the Epson printer driver.
Setting the printer driver
First, make the print data using the application software.
Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the
print settings such as the media type, paper size.
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Checking the printer status
1. Click the Printer icon in the Dock.
2. You can check the jobs waiting and their information, and also
cancel the printing.
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Canceling printing
You can cancel a print job waiting from the computer. If the
printing is already started, you can cancel printing by the printer.
Canceling printing by the printer
Press and hold the Pause button for 3 seconds to reset the
printer.
Even when it is printing a job, the printer is reset. After resetting,
it takes a while before the printer is in the ready state.
Note:
You cannot cancel a job waiting in the computer. To cancel a job waiting
in the computer, see the next section “Canceling printing by the
computer” on page 51.
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Canceling printing by the computer
1. Click the Printer icon in the Dock.
2. Click the job you want to delete, and then click Delete.
Note:
❏ You can delete a job waiting with the same procedures above.
❏ You cannot cancel a print job that has been sent to the printer.
In this case, cancel the print job by the printer.
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When problem occurs during printing
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. If
you are not sure how to solve the problem, cancel printing, and
then start EPSON StatusMonitor that leads you step by step
through a procedure to solve a problem.
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Using Printer Utilities
The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status
and perform printer maintenance from your screen.
EPSON StatusMonitor
This utility provides you with printer status information, such as
the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank,
and a printer error.
Nozzle Check
This utility checks the print head nozzles to see if they are clogged
and need to be cleaned. Check the nozzles when you notice the
print quality has declined and after cleaning to confirm that the
print head nozzles have been cleaned. If the print head nozzles
are clogged, perform head cleaning.
Head Cleaning
This utility cleans the color and black print heads. You may need
to clean the print head if you notice the print quality has declined.
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Print Head Alignment
This utility can be used to improve the print quality of your
printed data. The alignment of the print head may need to be
adjusted if vertical lines appear out of alignment or if white or
black banding noise appear in your printed data. Use this utility
to realign the print head.
EPSON LFP Remote Panel
This utility lets you optimize your printer. You can start this utility
only if it is installed. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help
for detailed information.
Manual
You can access the User’s Guide. If the User’s Guide is not installed,
it will access a technical support Web site.
Accessing EPSON Printer Utility2
You can access the EPSON Printer Utility2 using the following
ways.
❏ In the Print dialog, select Print Settings, and then click the
Utility icon.
❏ Double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click
the EPSON Printer Utility2 icon.
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Using EPSON StatusMonitor
EPSON StatusMonitor provides you with detailed printer status
information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the
free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages.
Note:
The printer error message appears automatically on your screen even if
EPSON StatusMonitor is not opened.
Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor
Open the EPSON Printer Utility2 window, and then click EPSON
StatusMonitor.
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Viewing information in EPSON StatusMonitor
EPSON StatusMonitor provides you with detailed printer status
information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the
free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages. If a
problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. Check
the message and solve the problem accordingly.
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Uninstalling the Printer Software
To uninstall the printer software, follow the steps below.
Uninstalling the printer driver
To uninstall the printer driver and EPSON Printer Utility2, follow
the steps below.
1. Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable connected
with the computer and printer.
2. Close the all application software.
3. Double-click the hard disk icon.
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4. Double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click
the Utilities folder.
5. Double-click the Print Center icon (for Mac OS X 10.2.x) or
Printer Setup Utility icon (for Mac OS X 10.3 or later).
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6. Select the printer, and then click Delete.
After clicking Delete, close the dialog.
7. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
8. Double-click the Printer Driver folder.
Note:
If the folder does not appear, double-click the EPSON icon on the
desk top.
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9. Double-click the EPSON_IJ_Printer icon.
10. If the Authenticate dialog appears, enter the password or
phrase and then click OK.
To uninstall the printer driver, you must log in as a user with
administrator rights.
11. Click Continue, and then click Accept.
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12. Select Uninstall from the pull-down menu, and then click the
Uninstall button.
13. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the printer
driver.
Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel
Drag the EPSON LFP Remote Panel folder to the Trash. See the
EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for more information.
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Chapter 3
Variety of Printings
Using Color Management
The printer driver provides a setting for performing color
management to printing data and a color adjustment that
produces better looking prints by using only the printer driver.
Color adjustment is performed without adjusting the color of the
original data. See “Methods for color management” on page 64
for detailed information.
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Color management
About color management system (CMS)
Since devices such as a digital camera, scanner, monitor, or printer
produce color differently, the printing result looks different from
the image you see on the display. To adjust the color between
devices, use the color management system. Both Windows and
Mac OS X have a color management system as their standard
feature. Also, some image editing software support the color
management system.
Each operating system supports the color management system,
such as ICM for Windows and ColorSync for Mac OS. When
performing color management using the printer driver, the color
management system of the operating system is also used. In this
color management system, a color definition file called the ICC
profile is used for performing color matching between devices.
The ICC profile is prepared for each printer model and each media
type. For a digital camera, the color domain of sRGB, AdobeRGB,
etc., may be specified as the profile.
In color management, the profile of an input device is called an
input profile (or source profile), and an output device, such as a
printer, is called a printer profile (or output profile).
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Note:
When you print an image taken by a digital camera or scanner, usually
the printing result looks different from what you see on the display. This
variance occurs because each device such as a digital camera, scanner,
monitor, or printer, produces colors differently. In order to reduce the
differences in color between each device, please perform color
management between each device.
Methods for color management
Color management by printer driver
Application
Printer driver
Printer
Color
management
by Driver ICM
(Windows only)
Specify the Input
profile.
Specify the printer
profile.
Color management is performed by specifying the input profile and the printer profile
by the printer driver. Color management can be performed even if you print data
from an application that does not support ICM color management. If an application
supports a color management function, turn it off for printing.
See “Color management by Driver ICM (Windows only)” on page 66.
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Application
Printer driver
Printer
Color
management
by Host
ICM/ColorSync
Specify the
input profile.
Specify the printer
profile.
You need to perform color matching with the printer driver before printing. An
application needs to support ICM or ColorSync color management. Since it prints
using the color management function of operating systems, a difference may
appear in a printing color between Windows and Mac OS X.
See “Color management by Host ICM or ColorSync” on page 69.
Color management by application
Application
Printer driver
Printer
Color
management
by application
Specify the
input profile.
Specify the
printer
profile.
The color management is performed by specifying the input profile and the printer
profile by the application. You can select this method when an application supports
its own color management function. Color compensation should be turned off (no
color adjustment) in the printer driver. Since neither ColorSync of Mac OS nor ICM of
Windows is used as a color management system, a difference may not appear in a
printing result between operating systems.
See “Color management by application” on page 73.
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Color management by Driver ICM (Windows only)
The following procedures are for Adobe Photoshop CS2 running
on Windows XP. When using this function with an application
which does not support a color management function, you need
to perform the color matching process from step 4.
1. From the File menu, select Print with Preview.
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2. Select Color Management, and select Document for the
Print. Select No Color Management for the Color Handling.
Then click Done.
3. Open the printer driver window.
See “From Windows applications” on page 18.
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4. Select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select
ICM, and then click Advanced.
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5. In the ICM dialog box, select Driver ICM (Basic) or Driver ICM
(Advanced) for the ICM Mode.
If you select Driver ICM (Advanced), you can specify the
profiles and intent for image, graphics, and text data
individually.
6. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Color management by Host ICM or ColorSync
The following procedures are for Adobe Photoshop CS2 running
on Windows XP.
Note:
❏ Use image data in which an input profile has been embedded.
❏ The application needs to support ICM or ColorSync.
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1. From the File menu, select Print with Preview.
2. Select Color Management, and then select Document for the
Print. Select Let Printer Determine Colors for the Color
Handling. Then click Done.
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3. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print
dialog (Mac OS X).
For Windows, see “From Windows applications” on page 18.
For Mac OS X, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
4. For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu,
and select ICM, and then click Advanced.
For Mac OS X, select Printer Color Management.
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5. Select Host ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Mac OS X) in the
Printer Color Management dialog.
6. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Color management by application
The following procedures are for Adobe Photoshop CS2 running
on Windows XP.
Refer to the application’s user manual for details of the settings.
1. From the File menu, select Print with Preview.
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2. Select Color Management, and select Document for the
Print. Select Let Photoshop Determine Colors for the Color
Handling. Select the Printer Profile and the Rendering Intent.
Then click Done.
3. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print
dialog (Mac OS X).
For Windows, see “From Windows applications” on page 18.
For Mac OS X, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
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4. For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu,
and then select No Color Adjustment.
For Mac OS X, select Off (No Color Adjustment) in the
Printer Color Management dialog.
5. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Color adjustment by the printer driver
You can perform color management by the printer driver only.
Also, you can use the PhotoEnhance function to adjust the color
of the image data automatically.
Color adjustment by the Color Controls
You can perform color management by the printer driver. Use this
function if the application does not support color management or
if you want to manually perform color management.
Note:
If you use the color management of the printer driver from an application
such as Adobe Photoshop CS2, turn off the color management function
of the application.
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1. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print
dialog (Mac OS X).
For Windows, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
For Mac OS X, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
2. For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu,
and select Color Controls, and then click Advanced.
For Mac OS X, select Printer Color Management, and click
Color Controls, and then click Advanced Settings.
Windows
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Mac OS X
3. Make the necessary settings.
See the online help of the printer driver for detailed
information.
Windows
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Mac OS X
Note:
For Windows users, you can perform the color adjustment by
checking the sample image on the left side of the window. You can
also use the color circle for the fine color adjustment.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Auto color adjustment by PhotoEnhance (Windows only)
This setting provides a variety of image-correction settings that
you can apply to your photo images before printing.
PhotoEnhance does not affect your original data.
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. Click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select
Photo Enhance, and then click Advanced.
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3. In the Photo Enhance dialog box, select the effect settings.
See the online help of the printer driver for detailed
information.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Black-and-White Photo Printing
Advanced black-and-white photo printing is available by making
the settings in the Color Controls dialog box, without using the
application software. The print image is adjusted without
affecting the original data.
You need to use the media that is suitable for black-and-white
photo printing.
Note:
The Advanced B&W Photo printing is available for EPSON Stylus Pro
4880/4880C only.
1. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print
dialog (Mac OS X).
For Windows, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
For Mac OS X, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
2. Select Advanced B&W Photo for the Color.
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Mac OS X
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3. For Windows, click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu,
and select Color Controls, and then click Advanced.
For Mac OS X, select Printer Color Management.
Windows
Mac OS X
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4. Make the necessary settings, and then start printing. For more
detailed information, see the online help of the printer driver.
Windows
Mac OS X
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Borderless Printing
You can print your data without margins on paper. There are two
types of borderless printing.
Note:
If you are using roll paper, all four sides can be borderless, and if you are
using a sheet of paper, only left and right sides can be borderless.
❏ Auto Expand
Enlarge the size of print data automatically and print without
margins. Enlarged areas that exceed the paper size will not be
printed on the paper.
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❏ Retain Size
Using an application, enlarge your image data to exceed the
paper width and height, to avoid unprinted areas appearing
along the all four edges. The printer driver does not enlarge
the image data. Enlarging 3 mm in both the left and right
directions (total of 6 mm) is recommended by using the
application that created the data.
Select this setting if you do not want to change the ratio of
your print data by the printer driver.
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Supported media type
The following media sizes are supported for borderless printing.
Paper width
8 inch, 203.2 mm
210 mm (A4)
216 mm (Letter)
10 inch, 254 mm
257 mm (B4)
297 mm (A3)
300 mm
12 inch, 304.8 mm
329 mm (Super A3/B)
13 inch, 330.2 mm
14 inch, 355.6 mm
400 mm
16 inch, 406.4 mm
420 mm (A2)
17 inch/US C, 431.8 mm
Note:
❏ You cannot perform borderless printing on cut-sheet media with a
width of 420 mm (A2).
❏ When printing on roll paper with a width of 8 inches or 420 mm
(A2), attach a spacer to the spindle. See “Attaching the spacer to the
spindle” on page 197.
❏ When printing on cut-sheet media, only the left and right margins
are set to zero.
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❏ The ink may contaminate the platen of the printer. In this case, wipe
the ink away using a cloth.
❏ Printing with this feature takes longer time than normal printing.
❏ When Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) roll paper or Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper (250) roll paper is used in printing, the top
margin is always 20 mm.
❏ Smear may result in the top and bottom areas depending on the
media.
Depending on the media type, the print quality may decline or
the borderless printing is not supported. See “Paper Information”
on page 299 for detailed information.
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Application settings
Set the size of the image data using the Page Setting dialog box of
the application software.
For Auto Expand
❏ Set the same paper size as used for printing.
❏ If your application has margin settings, set the margin to
0 mm.
❏ Make the image data as large as the paper size.
For Retain Size
❏ Enlarge 3 mm in both the left and right directions (total of
6 mm), using the application that created the data.
❏ If your application has margin settings, set the margin to
0 mm.
❏ Make the image data as large as the paper size.
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Printer driver settings
To print your data with this feature, follow the steps below.
For Windows
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. In the Main menu, select the media type, paper source, page
size, or paper size.
3. When you print on roll paper, click Roll Paper Option, and
select the Auto Cut setting.
See “Roll paper cut for borderless printing” on page 97.
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4. Select Borderless, and then click Expansion.
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5. Select Auto Expand or Retain Size. If you select Auto
Expand, set the amount of enlargement.
Max
3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts
1 mm to the right)
Standard
3 mm for left and right
Min
1.5 mm for left and right
Note:
Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image
enlargement; however, as this amount decreases, margins may
appear on one or more sides of the paper.
6. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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For Mac OS X
1. Open the Page Setup dialog.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
2. Select the paper size and borderless printing such as Auto
Expand or Retain Size, and then click OK.
3. Open the Print dialog.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
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4. If Auto Expand is selected, set the amount of the
enlargement.
Max
3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts
1 mm to the right)
Standard
3 mm for left and right
Min
1.5 mm for left and right
Note:
Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image
enlargement; however, as this amount decreases, margins may
appear on one or more sides of the paper.
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5. In the Print Settings dialog, select the media type.
6. If you print on roll paper, select the Auto Cut setting in the
Roll Paper Option dialog.
See “Roll paper cut for borderless printing” on page 97.
7. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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Roll paper cut for borderless printing
When you use roll paper for borderless printing, the paper cut
operation is different according to the Borderless and Auto Cut
settings of the printer driver.
Printer
driver
setting
No margins for left
and right
No margins for all
directions (single
cut)
No margins for all
directions (double
cut)
Borderless: Enable
Borderless: Enable
Borderless: Enable
Auto Cut: Normal
Cut
Auto Cut: Single Cut
Auto Cut: Double
Cut
Printer
operations
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Explanation
Normal Cut is default
setting.
The top area may
smear because the
top area of the roll
paper is cut while the
print operation is
stopped.
The top area may
smear because the
top area of the roll
paper is cut while the
print operation is
stopped.
If the cut position is
slightly shifted, the
image on the
continuous page
remains on the top or
bottom area;
however, the
printing time gets
shorter.
Because inside of
each picture is cut in
order to not leave a
white area in the top
and bottom position,
the size of the paper
gets 2 mm shorter.
If you select Single
Cut and print only a
piece of paper, the
operation will be the
same as Double Cut.
If you print more than
one paper
continuously, cut
1 mm along the
inside of each
picture to avoid
creating a margin
between pictures.
After cutting the
bottom area of the
previous page, the
printer feeds the
paper and then cuts
the top area of the
next page. Because
of that, 80 to 130 mm
of scrap of paper is
produced. Take
care to cut the
paper precisely.
Note:
When you want to cut prints manually, select OFF.
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Enlarge or Reduce Size Printing
You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you print on.
There are three ways to enlarge or reduce the size of your data.
❏ Fit to Page (Windows only)
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to
make it fit the paper size you have selected in the Output
Paper Size.
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❏ Fit to Roll Paper Width (Windows only)
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to
make it fit the width of the roll paper you have selected in
Output Paper Size.
❏ Custom
Lets you define the percentage you want to enlarge or reduce
a data.
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Fit to Page (Windows only)
You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you to print on.
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper
size as the paper size of the data.
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3. Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer from the
Output Paper list.
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to
make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Output
Paper.
4. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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Fit to Roll Paper Width (Windows only)
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper
size as the paper size of the data.
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3. Select Reduce/Enlarge, and then click Fit to Roll Paper
Width.
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to
make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Roll Width.
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4. Select the roll paper width that is loaded in the printer from
the Roll Width list.
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to
make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Roll Width.
5. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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Custom
Lets you define the percentage you want to reduce or enlarge.
For Windows
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper
size as the paper size of the data.
3. Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer from Output
Paper or Roll Width.
4. Select Reduce/Enlarge, and then click Custom.
Click the arrows next to the Scale box to select a proportion
from 10 to 650%.
5. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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For Mac OS X
1. Open the Page Setup dialog.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
2. Select the printer and paper size.
Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer.
3. Set the value for Scale between 25 to 400%.
4. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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Pages Per Sheet Printing
You can print two or four pages of your document on one sheet
of paper.
If you print continuous layout data prepared at A4 size, it will be
printed as shown below.
Note:
❏ For Windows users, use the printer driver's function for layout
printing. For Mac OS X, use the standard feature of the operating
system for layout printing.
❏ You cannot use the Multi-Page function of Windows printer driver
if you are using Borderless printing.
❏ For Windows users, using the Fit to Page function, you can print
the data on different sizes of paper.
See “Enlarge or Reduce Size Printing” on page 99.
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For Windows
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. Click the Page Layout tab, select the Multi-Page check box,
select N-up, and then click Settings.
3. In the Print Layout dialog box, specify the order in which the
pages will be printed.
To print frames around the pages printed on each sheet, check
the Print page frames check box.
4. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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For Mac OS X
1. Open the Print dialog.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
2. Select a target printer, and then select Layout from the list to
specify the order in which the pages will be printed.
Note:
If you select other than None for Border, the frames around the pages
are printed on each sheet.
3. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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Poster Printing
The poster printing function allows you to print poster-size
images by enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper.
This function is supported by Windows only. You can make a
poster or a calendar by joining the several printed sheets of paper
together. The poster printing supports following two types.
❏ Borderless poster printing
You can print a borderless poster-size image by automatically
enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper. You can
make a poster just by joining the several printed sheets of
paper together. Because the image data is enlarged beyond
the paper size, the area that exceeds the sheets cannot be
printed. This function is available for roll paper only.
Note:
Borderless poster printing may not produce a seamless poster image
which consists of multiple printed sheets of paper. If you want a
seamless image, try the Poster printing with margins feature.
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❏ Poster printing with margins
You can print a poster-size image by automatically enlarging
one page to cover several sheets of paper. You need to cut the
margins and then join the several sheets of paper together to
make a poster.
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
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2. Click the Page Layout tab, select the Multi-Page check box,
select Poster, and then click Settings.
3. In the Poster Settings dialog box, select the number of printed
pages you want the poster to cover.
Note:
You can make a larger poster if you select a greater number for
division.
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4. When you want to print a borderless poster, select the
Borderless Poster Print check box, and select the panels that
you do not want to print, and then click OK. Then go to step 6.
5. If you want margins around the poster, make sure the
Borderless Poster Print check box is cleared, and make the
other settings as necessary.
Note:
Regarding the size when the parts are joined together:
The finished size whether Trim Lines is selected or not is the same.
However, if Print Cutting Guides is selected, the finished size is
smaller by the amount of the overlap.
6. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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Joining the sheets together along the guide
The steps to join the sheets together are different whether the
printed sheets are borderless or not.
For borderless poster printing
This section explains how to join the four printed pages together.
Join the printed pages together appropriately, and stick them on
the back of sheets using the cellophane tape.
Join them by the following order indicated in the illustration
below.
Note:
Poster printing may not produce a seamless poster image which consists
of multiple printed sheets of paper. If you want a seamless image, try the
Poster printing with margins feature.
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For poster printing with margins
When you select Overlapping Alignment Marks, the following
marks are printed on the paper. See the procedures below to join
the four printed pages together using the alignment marks.
The four sheets are joined together by the following order.
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1. Cut the upper left sheet along the alignment mark (vertical
blue line).
The guide is black for the black-and-white printing.
2. Lay the upper left sheet on top of the upper right sheet. The
X marks should be matched as in the illustration below, and
join the upper left sheet to the upper right sheet with
cellophane tape temporarily.
3. Cut the upper sheets along the alignment mark (vertical red
line).
The guide is black for the black-and-white printing.
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4. Join the upper left and right sheets together with cellophane
tape on the back of the sheets.
5. Try step 1 to 4 for the lower sheets.
6. Cut the bottom of upper sheets along the alignment mark
(horizontal blue line).
The guide is black for the black-and-white printing.
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7. Lay the upper sheets on top of the lower sheets. The X marks
should be matched as in the illustration below, and join the
upper sheets and lower sheets together with cellophane tape
temporarily.
8. Cut the sheets along the alignment mark (horizontal red line).
The guide is black for black-and-white printing.
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9. Join the upper sheets and lower sheets together with
cellophane tape on the back of the sheets.
10. After joining all the sheets together, cut the margins along the
outer guide.
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Printing on Custom Paper
You can also print on a custom paper, using the steps below.
The size you can register is as follow.
Paper width
89 to 432 mm
Paper height
Windows: 127 to 15000 mm
OS X: 127 to 15240 mm
✽ The maximum length of the paper roll can be longer than the paper height
if using application software that supports banner printing. However, the
actual print size is dependent on the application, the paper size set in the
printer, or the computer environment.
Note:
❏ For Mac OS X, you can set a larger size in the Custom Paper Size
than the size that you can set in the printer; however, it does not
print correctly.
❏ The available output size may be limited depending on the
application software.
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For Windows
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. Click User Defined in the Main menu.
Note:
You cannot select User Defined if Borderless is selected for Paper
Settings.
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3. Set the custom paper size you want to use, and then click
Save.
❏ You can enter up to 24 characters for the Paper Size Name.
❏ You can easily change the size by selecting the paper size
close to the size you want to set in the Base Paper Size.
❏ If the ratio is same as the defined paper size, select the
ratio from the Fix Aspect Ratio and select either
Landscape or Portrait for the Base. In this case, you can
only adjust either the Paper Width or Paper Height.
Note:
❏ To change the paper size you have registered, select the paper
size name in the list, and then change the size.
❏ To delete the user-defined size you have registered, select the
paper size name in the list, and then click Delete.
❏ You can register up to 100 paper sizes.
4. Click OK to save the custom paper size.
The custom paper size is registered in the Paper Size.
Now, you can print by taking the same steps as usual.
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For Mac OS X
1. Open the Page Setup dialog.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
2. Select Manage Custom Sizes in Paper Size.
3. Click +, and enter the paper size name.
4. Enter the paper width, paper height, and margins, and then
click OK.
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The paper size and printer margin you can set is as follow.
Printer
Description
Standard
Prints on cut-sheet paper with 14-mm
bottom margin, and 3-mm top, left
and right margins.
Maximum
Prints on cut-sheet paper with 3-mm
margins in four directions.
Borderless (Auto Expand)
Prints data enlarged on cut-sheet
paper with 3-mm top margin, 14-mm
bottom margin, and 0-mm left and
right margins.
Borderless (Auto Expand,
Maximum)
Prints data enlarged on cut-sheet
paper with 3-mm top and bottom
margins, and 0-mm left and right
margins.
Roll Paper
Prints on roll paper with 3-mm margins
in four directions.
Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto
Expand)
Prints data enlarged on roll paper
without margins.
Roll Paper - Banner
Prints multi-page data on roll paper
continuously with 3-mm left and right
margins and 0-mm top and bottom
margins.
Borderless (Retain Size)
Prints data on cut-sheet paper with
3-mm top margin, 14-mm bottom
margin, and 0-mm left and right
margins, while retaining the ratio of
the original size.
Borderless (Retain Size,
Maximum)
Prints data on cut-sheet paper with
3-mm top and bottom margins and
0-mm left and right margins, while
retaining the ratio of the original size.
Roll Paper - Borderless
(Retain Size)
Prints data on roll paper without
margins, while retaining the ratio of
the original size.
Roll Paper - Borderless
Banner
Prints multi-page data on roll paper
continuously without margins.
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Note:
❏ To change the setting you have registered, click the paper size
name from the list.
❏ To duplicate the paper size you have registered, click the paper
size name from the list, and then click Duplicate.
❏ To delete the paper size you have registered, click the paper size
name from the list, and then click -.
❏ The custom paper size setting is different depending on the
version of the operating system. See your operating system’s
documentation for details.
5. Click OK.
The custom paper size is registered in the Paper Size pop-up
menu. Now, you can print by taking the same steps as usual.
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Banner Printing on Roll Paper
This section explains how to print a banner and panorama
pictures.
There are two ways to print a banner.
Paper source
Application
Roll Paper
Document preparation tool, image and
editing software
Roll Paper (Banner)
Software that supports banner printing
The following are the available printing sizes.
Paper width
89 to 432 mm
Paper height
Windows: Max. 15000 mm
Mac OS X: Max. 15240 mm
✽ The maximum length of the paper roll can be longer than the paper height
if using the software that supports banner printing; however, the actual
printable height may be different depending on the application and the
computer used for printing.
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Application settings
You need to make the data for printing a banner using an
application.
If the paper size you want to print is equal to or smaller than the
maximum setting size the application can set, select the paper size
you prefer.
Printer driver settings
For Windows
1. Open the printer driver window.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18.
2. In the Main menu, select media type.
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3. Select Roll Paper or Roll paper (Banner) from the Source list.
Note:
Roll Paper (Banner) can be used for an application that supports
banner printing.
4. Click Roll Paper Option, and then select Normal Cut or Off
from the Auto Cut list.
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5. Click the Page Layout tab, and select Reduce/Enlarge, and
then select Fit to Page or Fit to Roll Paper Width.
Note:
If you are using an application that supports banner printing, you
do not need to make Enlarge/Reduce setting if Roll Paper
(Banner) is selected for the Source.
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6. Select the document size created using the application from
the Page Size list and select the roll paper width set in the
printer for the Roll Width.
You can customize the paper size by selecting User Defined.
Paper width
89 to 432 mm
Paper height
127 to 15000 mm
Note:
If you are using an application that supports banner printing, you
do not need to set the user-defined size if you select Roll Paper
(Banner) for the Source.
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7. Select the paper size from the Output Paper list, and make
sure the Optimize Enlargement check box is selected.
8. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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For Mac OS X
1. Open the Page Setup dialog.
See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44.
2. Make sure your printer is selected, and select the document
size created using the application.
You can also customize the paper size by selecting Manage
Custom Sizes.
Paper width
89 to 432 mm
Paper height
127 to 15240 mm
3. Input a scale to reduce or enlarge the size of your data.
4. Check the other settings, and then start printing.
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Printing with Non-Epson Media
When using the non-Epson media, make the paper settings
according to the paper characteristics before printing. There are
two ways to make settings and to print.
❏ Register the custom paper in the Menu mode using the
printer's control panel, and print using the registered setting.
See “Making the paper settings” on page 183.
❏ Make setting using the Paper Configuration dialog box in the
printer driver.
Note:
❏ Make sure to check the paper characteristics such as paper tension,
ink fixing, or paper thickness before setting the custom paper. See
the description that comes with the paper for information on the
paper characteristics.
❏ The settings you make on the Paper Configuration dialog box have
priority over the settings you make on the printer's control panel.
❏ You can register the custom paper or printer settings on your
computer by using EPSON LFP Remote Panel. See the EPSON
LFP Remote Panel online help for detailed information.
If it does not print evenly on the custom paper you have
registered, use unidirectional printing. Clear the High Speed
check box in the printer driver.
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Customize the Items of the Printer Driver
You can save the settings or change the display items as you
prefer. You can also export the settings as a file and make the same
printer driver settings to multiple computers.
Saving the printer driver settings
You can save up to 100 settings.
Saving as a favorite
You can save all the setting items of the printer driver.
1. Change the settings in the Main and Page Layout menu.
2. Click Save/Del... in the Main or Page Layout menu.
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3. Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save.
You can choose a setting you have registered from the Select
Setting list box.
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Saving as a custom media
You can save the items of the Media Settings in the Main menu.
1. Change the Media Settings items in the Main menu.
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2. Click Custom Settings.
3. Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save.
You can choose a setting you have registered from the Media Type
list box.
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Menu arrangement
You can arrange the Select Setting, Media Type, and Paper Size
items.
1. Click the Utility tab, and then click Menu Arrangement.
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2. Select the edit item.
3. In the List box, arrange the items as you prefer, or classify the
items into groups.
❏ You can arrange the list items by drag-and-drop
operation.
❏ To add a new group, click Add Group.
❏ To delete the group, click Delete Group.
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❏ Move the unused items into the Not Display group.
Note:
You cannot delete the default items.
4. Click Save.
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Exporting or Importing
You can export or import the settings you have registered as a file.
Exporting the settings
1. Open the Save or Deletes Select Settings dialog box or the
Saves or deletes Custom Media dialog box.
2. Select the setting in the List box, and click Export.
3. Select the location, and enter the file name, and then click
Save.
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Importing the settings
1. Open the Save or Deletes Select Settings dialog box or the
Saves or deletes Custom Media dialog box.
2. Click Import.
3. Select the file you want to import, and then click Open.
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Exporting or importing all settings
You can export or import the all of the printer driver settings as a
file.
1. Click the Utility tab, and then click Export or Import.
2. Click Export or Import.
3. To export the setting, enter the file name and then click Save.
To import the setting, select the file you want to import and
then click Open.
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Chapter 4
The Control Panel
Buttons, Lights, and Messages
The control panel of the printer consists of 6 buttons, 3 lights, and
a 32-character liquid crystal display (LCD).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Menu
3sec.
Buttons
This section describes the functions of the buttons on the control
panel.
Button
Description
1
Power button
Turns the printer on or off.
2
Pause button
Stops printing temporarily.
Restarts printing if pressed when printer is in the
pause mode.
Clears print data in the printer memory if
pressed and held for 3 seconds.
The printer returns to the READY status when this
button is pressed in Menu mode.
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3
Paper Source
button
Selects a paper source (Roll Auto Cut On
/Roll Auto Cut Off
/Sheet )
Cuts the roll paper automatically after printing
if pressed and held for 3 seconds when Roll
Auto Cut On
is selected.
Returns to the previous level when pressed in
Menu mode.
4
Paper Feed
button
Feeds paper the in forward direction.
Ejects the cut-sheet paper when Sheet
selected as the paper source.
is
Feeds the roll paper before cutting it when Roll
Auto Cut On
setting is selected as the
paper source.
Loads a sheet from the paper tray to the
printing position automatically if Sheet
is
selected as the paper source.
Selects a desired parameter from the selected
item if pressed in Menu mode.
Changes the parameters in forward order
when selecting a desired parameter in Menu
mode.
5
Paper Feed
button
Feeds paper in the reverse direction as much
as the paper has been fed by using the Paper
Feed button
.
Note:
If you have fed the paper forward by hand,
you cannot feed the paper in the reverse
direction by using this button.
Loads a sheet from the paper tray to the
printing position automatically if Sheet
is
selected as the paper source.
Selects a desired parameter from the selected
item if pressed in Menu mode.
Changes the parameter in the reverse order
when selecting a desired parameter in Menu
mode.
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6
Menu button
Enters Menu mode.
Enters PRINT STATUS MENU if pressed during
printing.
Selects a desired menu in forward order if
pressed in Menu mode.
Sets the selected parameter in the selected
item in Menu mode.
Executes the item if the selected item is for
execution only.
Cleans the print head if pressed and held for 3
seconds.
Lights
This section describes the functions of the lights on the control
panel.
The lights let you know the status of the printer and the type of
an error when it occurs.
Light
7
Description
Pause light (green)
On:
The printer is in the pause mode.
Flashing:
The printer is printing.
The printer is cleaning the print head.
The printer is drying ink on the printed paper.
Off:
The printer is ready to print data.
8
Ink check light
(red)
On:
The installed ink cartridge is expended.
The installed ink cartridges cannot be used
with this printer.
The maintenance tank is full.
Flashing:
The installed ink cartridge is nearly expended.
The maintenance tank is nearly full.
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9
Paper check light
(red)
On:
No paper is loaded in the paper tray when
Sheet
is selected as the paper source.
Roll paper is out when Roll Auto Cut On
or
Roll Auto Cut Off
is selected as the paper
source.
The selected paper source (Roll Auto Cut On
/Roll Auto Cut Off
/Sheet ) does not
match the paper source in the printer driver.
The paper lever is in the released position.
The loaded paper is too thick for head
cleaning.
Flashing:
Paper is jammed.
Paper is not cut correctly after the print job
when Roll Auto Cut On
is selected as the
paper source.
Paper is not loaded straight.
Paper is not detected.
Cut sheet is not ejected correctly.
Combination of buttons
This section describes the functions available when several
buttons are pressed at the same time.
Buttons
Function
1. Power button
If the printer is turned on while you are
pressing and holding the Pause button, the
printer enters Maintenance mode.
2. Pause button
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Messages
This section describes the meaning of messages displayed on the
LCD panel.
The messages are either status messages or error messages. For
error messages, see “An error has occurred” on page 254.
Message
Description
READY
The printer is ready to print data.
PRINTING
The printer is processing data.
PLEASE WAIT
Wait until READY appears.
PAUSE
The printer is paused.
PRESS PAUSE
BUTTON
Press the Pause button.
CUTTING
The printer is cutting the printout.
CHARGING INK
The printer is charging the ink delivery system.
RESET
The printer is being reset.
F/W UPDATING
The printer is updating the firmware.
UPDATE COMPLETE
The printer has completed update of the firmware.
POWER OFF
The printer is being turned off.
CLEANING
The printer is cleaning the ink tubes.
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Menu Settings
When to use Menu mode
The Menu mode enables you to make printer settings similar to
those you would normally make in the driver or software, as well
as other additional settings — directly through the control panel.
Note:
❏ Some applications may send commands to the printer that override
the Menu settings. If you are not getting the results you expect,
check your application’s settings.
❏ To see the current Menu settings, print a status sheet.
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Menu list
Menu
Item
Parameter
“PRINTER SETUP”
on page 158
“ROLL COUNTER or SHEET
COUNTER” on page 158
-
“PLATEN GAP” on page
159
NARROW, STANDARD,
WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST
“PAGE LINE” on page
159
ON, OFF
“INTERFACE” on page
160
AUTO, USB, NETWORK
“CODE PAGE” on page
160
PC437, PC850
“PAPER MARGIN” on
page 160
DEFAULT, T/B15 mm,
T/B25 mm, 15 mm, 3 mm
“PPR SIZE CHK” on page
162
ON, OFF
“PPR ALIGN CHK” on
page 162
ON, OFF
“TIME OUT” on page 163
OFF, 30SEC, 60SEC,
180SEC, 300SEC
“CUTTER ADJ” on page
163
EXEC
“REFRESH MRGN” on
page 163
ON, OFF
“SHEET SIZE CK” on page
163
ON, OFF
“AUTO NZL CK” on page
163
ON, OFF
“AUTO CLEANING” on
page 164
OFF, ON
“QUIET CUT” on page
164
ON, OFF
“INIT SETTINGS” on page
164
EXEC
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“TEST PRINT” on
page 164
“PRINTER STATUS”
on page 165
“NOZZLE CHECK” on
page 164
PRINT
“STATUS CHECK” on
page 164
PRINT
“JOB INFO” on page 165
PRINT
“CUSTOM PAPER” on
page 165
PRINT
“VERSION” on page 165
Bxxxxx.yyyy.IBC
“PRINTABLE PG” on
page 165
(EPSON Stylus Pro
4880/4880C)
MK (or PK) xxxxxxxPG
C xxxxxxxPG
VM xxxxxxxPG
Y xxxxxxxPG
LK xxxxxxxPG
LC xxxxxxxPG
VLM xxxxxxxPG
LLK xxxxxxxPG
“PRINTABLE PG” on
page 165
(EPSON Stylus Pro 4450)
MK xxxxxxxPG
C xxxxxxxPG
M xxxxxxxPG
Y xxxxxxxPG
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MK (or PK) E*****F, E****F,
E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%
“INK LEFT” on page 165
(EPSON Stylus Pro
4880/4880C)
C E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
VM E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
Y E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
LK E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
LC E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
VLM E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
LLK E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
“INK LEFT” on page 165
(EPSON Stylus Pro 4450)
MK E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
C E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
M E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
Y E*****F, E****F, E***F,
E**F, E*F, nn%
“MAINT TANK” on page
166
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, nn%, 0%
“USAGE COUNT” on
page 166
INK xxxxx. xml
PPR xxxxx. xcm
“USE COUNT CLR” on
page 166
INK EXEC
PAPER EXEC
“JOB HISTORY” on page
166
No. 0-No. 9
“JOB HSTRY CLR” on
page 166
EXEC
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“TOTAL PRINTS” on page
167
nnnnnn
“SERVICE LIFE” on page
167
CUTTER
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, EF
CR MOTOR
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, EF
PF MOTOR
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, EF
HEAD UNIT
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, EF
CLEANING UNIT
E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F,
E*F, EF
“EDM AGENT” on page
167
NOT STARTED, ENABLED,
DISABLED
LAST UPLOADED
MM/DD/YY HH:MM GMT,
(NOT UPLOADED)
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“CUSTOM PAPER”
on page 168
“MAINTENANCE”
on page 170
“HEAD
ALIGNMENT” on
page 171
“PAPER NUMBER” on
page 168
STANDARD, 1-10
“PLATEN GAP” on page
168
NARROW, STANDARD,
WIDE, WIDER
“THICKNESS PAT” on
page 169
PRINT
“THICKNESS NUM” on
page 169
1 - 16
“CUT METHOD” on page
169
STANDARD, THIN PAPER,
THICK,FAST, THICK,SLOW
“PPR FEED ADJ” on page
169
-0.70% - 0.70%
“EJECT ROLLER” on
page 169
AUTO, SHEET, ROLL
CURLED, ROLL NORMAL
“DRYING TIME” on page
170
0.0 SEC- 10.0 SEC
“SUCTION” on page 170
STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, -4
“M/W ADJ” on page 170
STANDARD, 1, 2
“CUTTER REPL” on page
170
EXEC
“BK INK CHANGE” on
page 170
EXEC
“PWR CLEANING” on
page 170
Y, N
“CLOCK SETTING” on
page 170
YY/MM/DD HH:MM
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
“PAPER THKNS” on page
171
STD, 0.1 mm - 1.6 mm
“ALIGNMENT” on page
171
AUTO, MANUAL
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“NETWORK SETUP”
on page 171
“NETWORK SETUP” on
page 171
DISABLE, ENABLE
“IP ADDRESS SETTING” on
page 171
AUTO, PANEL
“IP, SM, DG SETTING” on
page 172
IP ADDRESS
000.000.000.000 192.168.192.168 255.255.255.255
SUBNET MASK
000.000.000.000 255.255.255.000 255.255.255.255
DEFAULT GATEWAY
000.000.000.000 255.255.255.255
“CUTTER REPLACE”
on page 172
“BONJOUR” on page
172
ON, OFF
“INIT NETWORK SETTING”
on page 172
EXECUTE
EXEC
-
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Basic Menu setting procedure
This section describes how to enter Menu mode and make settings
with the buttons on the control panel.
Note:
❏ Press the Pause button whenever you want to exit Menu mode
and return to the READY status.
❏ Press the Paper Source
button to return to the previous step.
1. Enter Menu mode
Make sure that READY appears on the LCD panel, and then
press the Menu button. The first menu appears on the LCD
panel.
2. Select a menu
Press the Paper Feed
desired menu.
or Paper Feed
button to select a
3. Set the menu
button to set the selected menu. The first
Press the Menu
item appears on the LCD panel.
4. Select an item
Press the Paper Feed
desired item.
or Paper Feed
button to select a
5. Set the item
button to enter the selected item. The first
Press the Menu
parameter appears on the LCD panel.
6. Select a parameter
Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
parameter for the item.
button to select a
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7. Set the parameter
button to store the selected parameter. If
Press the Menu
the parameter is for execution only, press the Menu button
to execute the function for the item.
After execution, the printer exits Menu mode and returns to
the READY status.
8. Exit Menu mode
Press the Pause button. The printer returns to the READY
status.
Details of Menu mode
PRINTER SETUP
This menu contains the following items.
ROLL COUNTER or SHEET COUNTER
You can get a message when there is not much paper left, by
setting the roll alert or sheet alert.
When using roll paper, enter the length of roll paper set in the
printer and the alert value.
When using cut-sheet paper, enter the number of cut sheets set in
the printer and the alert value.
Note:
This setting is available only when you select Roll Paper or Cut Sheet
for PAPER COUNTER in Maintenance mode.
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PLATEN GAP
You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper.
Normally, leave this set to STANDARD. If you find that printed
images are smeared, select WIDE or WIDER. Select NARROW for
printing on thin paper, or WIDEST for printing on thick paper.
Note:
The setting will return to STANDARD after you turn the printer on and
off.
PAGE LINE
You can select whether to print the page line (line along which to
cut off) on roll paper. Select ON if you want to print the page line,
or OFF otherwise.
This operation changes according to the Auto Cut settings.
Paper Source
Print Page Line
Printer’s Operation
Roll Auto Cut On
On
Prints a page line on the right
side only, and cuts paper
automatically after the print
job.
Roll Auto Cut On
Off
Does not print any page lines,
and cuts paper automatically
after the print job.
Roll Auto Cut Off
On
Prints page lines on the right
side and below the data, but
does not cut paper
automatically after the print
job.
Roll Auto Cut Off
Off
Does not print any page lines
and does not cut paper.
Note:
When Sheet
is selected as the paper source, this setting is not available.
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INTERFACE
You can select an interface to receive your print data. When you
select AUTO, the printer automatically switches between interfaces,
depending on which one is receiving data first. When you select
USB or NETWORK, only the selected interface receives your print
data. If no more print job is received, the printer returns to an idle
state after 10 seconds or more.
CODE PAGE
You can select a code page: PC437 (extended graphics) or PC850
(multilingual).
PAPER MARGIN
You can select margins for roll paper: DEFAULT, T/B 15 mm,
T/B 25 mm, 15 mm, or 3 mm.
Margin settings
Top
Bottom
Left/Right
DEFAULT
See the list below.
3 mm
T/B 15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
T/B 25 mm
25 mm
25 mm
3 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
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The following table shows the default paper margin for the paper.
Roll Paper
Top/Bottom
Left/Right
Plain Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170)
Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte
Epson Proofing Paper Publication
Textured Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
15 mm
3 mm
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)
20 mm
3 mm
Note:
❏ When you set the margin once, the margin applies to all media. To
change the paper margin, select the target margin setting again.
❏ Try T/B 25 mm if the top or bottom areas are smeared.
When you select a paper margin setting other than DEFAULT, the
following number appears on the right side of the paper mark on
the printer’s control panel.
Margin settings
Number
T/B 15 mm
1
T/B 25 mm
2
15 mm
1
3 mm
0
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When the same data is printed with a 3 mm margin and a 15 mm
margin and compared, you may notice that part of the right side
of the 15 mm margin image is not printed.
Bottom
15mm
Area to be
Clipped
Printable area
Roll paper
Top
15mm
15mm
Right
Leading edge
Print direction
15mm
Left
PPR SIZE CHK
When you select ON, the printer stops printing if the width of paper
loaded in the printer does not match the data width. When you
select OFF, the printer continues to print even if the paper width
does not match the data, and the printer may print beyond the
paper.
Note:
When you load the paper using the manual feed slot, select ON.
PPR ALIGN CHK
When you select ON, if the paper is not straight, PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT appears on the LCD panel and the printer stops
printing. When you select OFF, a paper align error does not occur
even if the printed data is out of range of the paper, and the printer
continues to print.
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TIME OUT
The setting range is 30 to 300 seconds. If the cable of your printer
is unplugged or your printer hangs up for more than the set time
range, the print job is cancelled and the printer starts paper feed.
CUTTER ADJ
You can adjust the paper cutting position when printing with a
top and bottom margin of zero. This function prints cutter
adjustment patterns and you can select the appropriate cutting
position from them.
REFRESH MRGN
When you select ON, the printer cuts an extra print area after
borderless printing is used automatically.
SHEET SIZE CK
When you select ON, if the size of the cut-sheet paper loaded in the
printer does not match the size of data, the printer stops printing
and WRONG PAPER SIZE appears on the printer’s control panel.
When OFF is selected, the printer continues to print even if the size
of the cut-sheet paper does not match the data, and the printer
may print beyond the paper.
AUTO NZL CK
When you select ON, the printer performs a nozzle check before
printing, for each print job.
Note:
❏ Do not select ON if you are using non-Epson special media, or if the
width of paper you are using is less than 210 mm.
❏ This setting is available only when you select ON for AUTO
CLEANING.
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AUTO CLEANING
When you select ON and perform a nozzle check from the printer
driver or the control panel, the printer not only checks for clogged
nozzles, but also performs head cleaning automatically.
Note:
Do not select ON if you are using non-Epson special media, or if the width
of paper you are using is less than 210 mm.
QUIET CUT
When you select ON, the printer cuts the printout slowly to
decrease the cutting noise and paper particles.
INIT SETTINGS
You can return all setting values you have made in the PRINTER
SETUP to their factory set value.
TEST PRINT
This menu contains the following items.
NOZZLE CHECK
You can print a print head nozzle check pattern for each ink
cartridge. From the printing results, you can check whether the
nozzles are delivering ink properly. For details, see “Checking the
print head nozzles” on page 173.
Note:
You can print a nozzle check pattern using the Utility menu in the
printer software. For Windows, see “Using the Printer Utilities” on
page 31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer Utilities” on page 53.
STATUS CHECK
You can print the current Menu status. For details, see “Printing
a status sheet” on page 186.
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JOB INFO
You can print the job information saved in the printer (up to 10
jobs).
CUSTOM PAPER
You can print information that you have registered.
PRINTER STATUS
This menu contains the following items.
VERSION
You can see the firmware version.
PRINTABLE PG
You can see the number of pages printable for each ink cartridge.
INK LEFT
You can see the amount of ink left in each ink cartridge.
E ✽✽✽✽✽ F
(100-81%)
E ✽✽✽✽
F
(80-61%)
E ✽✽✽
F
(60-41%)
E ✽✽
F
(40-21%)
E✽
F
(20-11%)
nn%
(less than 10%)
0%
(ink end)
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MAINT TANK
You can see the free capacity of the Maintenance tank.
E ✽✽✽✽✽ F
(100-81%)
E ✽✽✽✽
F
(80-61%)
E ✽✽✽
F
(60-41%)
E ✽✽
F
(40-21%)
E✽
F
(20-11%)
nn%
(less than 10%)
0%
(maintenance tank full)
USAGE COUNT
You can see the ink consumption in milliliters and paper
consumption amount in centimeters.
Note:
Values shown in USAGE COUNT are rough indications.
USE COUNT CLR
You can clear the values set in USAGE COUNT.
JOB HISTORY
You can see ink consumption (INK) in milliliters, paper
consumption (PAPER) in cm2, and the time required for a print job
(PRINT TIME) in seconds for each print job saved in the printer.
The latest job is saved as No. 0.
JOB HSTRY CLR
You can clear the job history in the printer.
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TOTAL PRINTS
You can see the total amount of pages you have printed.
SERVICE LIFE
You can see the service life of each consumable.
CUTTER
You can see the cutter life.
Note:
Values displayed on the LCD panel are rough
indications.
CR MOTOR
For maintenance service person only
PF MOTOR
For maintenance service person only
HEAD UNIT
For maintenance service person only
CLEANING UNIT
For maintenance service person only
EDM AGENT
You can see if the EDM is enabled or disabled. If the EDM is
enabled, the time that the EDM status was last uploaded is
displayed.
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CUSTOM PAPER
This menu contains the following items. To make the paper
setting, see “Making the paper settings” on page 183.
PAPER NUMBER
When you select STANDARD, the printer determines paper
thickness automatically. You can also select No. X (X can be any
number between 1 to 10) to register the following settings or to
recall the following settings you have made.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Platen gap
Thickness pattern
Thickness number
Cut method
Paper feed adjustment
Eject roller type
Drying time
Suction
MicroWeave adjustment
Note:
If you select STANDARD, the printer prints data according to the driver
settings. If you select No. X, the control panel settings override the driver
settings unless you select AUTO in THICKNESS NUM.
PLATEN GAP
You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper.
Normally, leave this set to STANDARD. If you find that printed
images are smeared, select WIDE. Select NARROW for printing on thin
paper, or WIDER for printing on thick paper.
Note:
The setting will return to STANDARD after you turn the printer on and
off.
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THICKNESS PAT
You can print the paper thickness detection pattern. If you select
STANDARD in PAPER NUMBER, the pattern is not printed.
THICKNESS NUM
If you use Epson special media, normally select AUTO. If you use
non-Epson special media, check the paper thickness detection
pattern, and then enter the number for the print pattern with the
smallest gap.
CUT METHOD
You can specify a cutting method: STANDARD, THIN PAPER, THICK,
FAST, or THICK, SLOW.
PPR FEED ADJ
You can set the paper feed amount. The range is -0.70 to 0.70%.
EJECT ROLLER
You can select AUTO, SHEET, ROLL CURLED, or ROLL NORMAL.
AUTO
The printer selects the most appropriate setting
automatically. When you use Epson special media,
usually select this setting.
SHEET
If you want to print on cut-sheet paper that is non-Epson
special media, select this setting.
ROLL CURLED
If you want to print on strongly curled roll paper that is
non-Epson special media, select this setting.
Note:
Make sure that the ink is dry enough on the paper
before the roller touches the media; otherwise, the ink
will soil the roller surface, which stamps on the prints.
ROLL NORMAL
If you want to print on roll paper that is non-Epson
special media, select this setting. When roll paper is
selected for the printer, this parameter is selected and
no feed roller is used. If you select this parameter while
using cut sheets, you need to eject the cut-sheet paper
one by one.
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DRYING TIME
You can set the ink drying time for each print head pass. The range
is 0 to 10 seconds.
SUCTION
You can set the suction pressure used to feed the printed-paper.
Select STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, or -4.
M/W ADJ
You can adjust the MicroWeave mode. The setting range is
STANDARD, 1 and 2. Increase the value to give priority to the print
speed, or decrease it to give priority to the print quality.
MAINTENANCE
This menu contains the following items.
CUTTER REPL
You can see the procedure used to replace the paper cutter. Follow
the instructions on the LCD panel.
BK INK CHANGE
You can change the black ink according to your purpose. You can
choose either Matte Black or Photo Black. See “Converting the
Black Ink Cartridges” on page 231 for details.
PWR CLEANING
You can use this function to clean the print head more effectively
than normal head cleaning.
CLOCK SETTING
You can set year, month, date, hour, and minute.
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HEAD ALIGNMENT
This menu contains the following items.
PAPER THKNS
You can adjust the thickness of the paper to use. If you use Epson
special media and its paper thickness is 0.2 mm or 1.2 mm, select
STD. If you use non-Epson special media, enter the paper thickness
in the range of 0.1 to 1.6 mm.
ALIGNMENT
You can correct any head misalignment to obtain optimum
printing results. For details, see “Aligning the print head” on page
175.
NETWORK SETUP
This menu contains the following items. For detailed information
about network settings, see the Administrator’s Guide.
NETWORK SETUP
You can configure the network setting of the printer. The
following items appear only when ENABLE is selected.
IP ADDRESS SETTING
You can select the method to set the IP address to the printer.
When AUTO is selected, IP, SM, DG SETTING is not displayed.
Select PANEL to set these addresses using the printer’s control
panel.
Choose PANEL when setting the IP address, subnet mask, and
default gateway using the printer's control panel.
Choose AUTO when getting the IP address from a DHCP server.
The IP address is automatically obtained from the DHCP server
whenever the printer is reset or turned on.
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IP, SM, DG SETTING
You can set the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway to
the printer.
BONJOUR
You can set the Bonjour settings of the printer.
INIT NETWORK SETTING
You can return the network settings of the printer to the factory
default value.
CUTTER REPLACE
You can see the procedure used to replace the paper cutter. Follow
the instructions on the LCD panel.
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Checking the print head nozzles
To find out if nozzles are delivering ink properly, you can print a
nozzle check pattern. If the nozzles are not delivering ink
properly, missing dots will be evident in the print pattern. To
print a nozzle check pattern, follow the steps below.
Note:
❏ If you want to perform an auto nozzle check before printing for each
print job, select ON for AUTO CLEANING and then select ON for
AUTO NZL CK.
❏ Before you start printing your data, make sure that nozzle check
pattern printing is complete; otherwise, the print quality may
decline.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer.
2. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
button.
TEST PRINT, and then press the Menu
4. Press the Paper Feed
NOZZLE CHECK.
or Paper Feed
button to display
5. Press the Menu
button to display PRINT.
6. Press the Menu
check pattern.
button again to start printing a nozzle
After a nozzle check pattern is printed, the printer exits Menu
mode and returns to the READY status.
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Nozzle check pattern examples:
good
head cleaning necessary
If you find that any dots are missing from the test lines in the
pattern, you need to clean the print heads. Press the Menu
button for more than 3 seconds or access the Head Cleaning utility
software. For Windows, see “Using the Printer Utilities” on page
31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer Utilities” on page 53.
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Aligning the print head
To prevent deterioration of print quality caused by misalignment
of the print head, align the print head before you start printing
your data. You can align the print head either manually or
automatically. Try the automatic print head alignment first. If the
print head is still misaligned, try to perform the print head
alignment manually.
Aligning the print head automatically
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer.
Note:
For best results in printing the head alignment pattern, use the same
media that one you normally use to print your data.
2. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
button.
HEAD ALIGNMENT, and then press the Menu
4. When PAPER THKNS appears, press the Menu
button.
5. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select
STD or a paper thickness value between 0.1 mm and 1.6 mm.
When the paper thickness value is 0.2 mm or 1.2 mm, select
STD. Otherwise, select the actual paper thickness value.
6. Press the Menu
button to register your value.
7. Press the Paper Source button , then press the Paper Feed
button.
8. When ALIGMENT appears on the lower row on the LCD panel,
press the Menu
button.
9. Press the Menu
button to select AUTO, and press the Paper
Feed or Paper Feed button to select BI-D 2-COLOR.
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10. Press the Menu
button, and the printer starts printing.
After printing is complete, the head alignment starts
automatically.
If you are not satisfied with the result of BI-D 2-COLOR
alignment, press the Paper Source button to return to the
previous level, and then select BI-D ALL.
If you are not satisfied with the result of BI-D ALL alignment,
try UNI-D.
You can also align the print head individually by selecting #1,
#2, or #3. Select an ink dot size from #1 to #3 depending on
the media you use and the print mode you want to try. The
table below illustrates which parameter is available for the
media type and print quality. For Print Quality, refer to the
printer driver.
11. Press the Pause
button to return to the READY status.
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Ink dot size
EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C for Windows:
Media Type
Print Quality
A
B
C
Quality Options (LEVEL)
1
2
3
4
5
Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(170)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(170)
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Epson Proofing Paper White
Semimatte
Epson Proofing Paper Publication
Epson Proofing Paper
Commercial
#2
#3
#3
-
-
#2
#3
#3
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
-
#3
#3
-
-
-
#3
#3
Singleweight Matte Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper (line
drawing)
#1
#2
#3
-
#1
#2
#3
-
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
#2
#3
#3
-
#1
#2
#3
#3
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
#2
#3
-
-
-
#2
#3
-
Plain Paper
#1
#2
-
#1
#1
#2
#2
-
Plain Paper (line drawing)
#1
#2
-
-
#1
#2
#2
-
Tracing Paper
#1
#2
-
-
#1
-
#2
-
* Print Quality A: Speed, B: Quality, C: Max Quality
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EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C for Mac OS X:
Media Type
Automatic
Advanced Settings (Print
Quality)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Premium Luster Photo Paper
(260)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(250)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(170)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
(170)
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Epson Proofing Paper White
Semimatte
Epson Proofing Paper
Publication
Epson Proofing Paper
Commercial
#2
#3
#3
-
-
#2
#3
#3
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
#3
-
#3
-
-
-
#3
#3
Singleweight Matte Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper (line
drawing)
#1
#2
#3
-
#1
#2
#3
-
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
#2
#3
#3
-
#1
#2
#3
#3
Watercolor Paper - Radiant
White
#2
-
#3
-
-
#2
#3
-
Plain Paper
#1
-
#2
#1
#1/
#2**
#2
-
-
Plain Paper (line drawing)
#1
-
#2
-
#1/
#2**
#2
-
-
Tracing Paper
#1
-
#2
-
#1
#2
-
-
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* Print Quality A: Speed, B: (Medium), C: Quality, D: Draft, E: Normal,
F: Fine, G: SuperFine, H: SuperPhoto
** When Super MicroWeave of the printer driver is selected, select #2. When
Super Microweave is not selected, select #1.
EPSON Stylus Pro 4450 for Windows:
Media Type
Print Quality
A
B
C
Quality Options (LEVEL)
1
2
3
4
5
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
#1
#2
#2
#1
#2
#2
#3
#3
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (170)
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper (170)
#2
#2
#3
-
#2
#2
#3
#3
Plain Paper
#1
-
#2
#1
#1
#2
#2
#2
Plain Paper (line drawing)
#1
-
#2
-
#1
#2
#2
-
Singleweight Matte Paper
(line drawing)
#1
-
#2
#1
#2
-
#3
-
Tracing Paper
#1
-
#2
-
#1
-
#2
-
* Print Quality A: Speed, B: Production, C: Quality
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EPSON Stylus Pro 4450 for Mac OS X:
Media Type
Automatic
Advanced Settings (Print
Quality)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
#1
#2
#2
-
#1
#2
#3
-
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (170)
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper (170)
#2
#2
#3
-
-
#2
#3
-
Plain Paper
#1
-
#2
#1
#1/
#2**
#2
-
-
Plain Paper (line drawing)
#1
-
#2
-
#1/
#2**
#2
-
-
Singleweight Matte Paper
(line drawing)
#1
-
#2
-
#1
#2
#3
-
Tracing Paper
#1
-
#2
-
#1
#2
-
-
* Print Quality A: Speed, B: (Medium), C: Quality, D: Draft, E: Normal,
F: Fine, G: SuperFine, H: SuperPhoto
** When Super MicroWeave of the printer driver is selected, select #2. When
Super Microweave is not selected, select #1.
Aligning the print head manually
If you are not satisfied with the result of the automatic head
alignment, you can perform the head alignment manually. To
perform head alignment manually, follow the steps below.
1. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
2. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
button.
HEAD ALIGNMENT, and press the Menu
3. When PAPER THKNS appears, press the Menu
button.
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4. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select
STD or paper thickness value between 0.1 mm and 1.6 mm.
When the paper thickness value is 0.2 mm or 1.2 mm, select
STD. Otherwise, select the actual paper thickness value.
5. Press the Menu
button to register your value.
6. Press the Paper Source button , then press the Paper Feed
button.
7. When ALIGMENT appears on the lower row on the LCD panel,
press the Menu
button.
8. Press the Menu
button to select MANUAL, and press the
Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select BI-D
2-COLOR.
9. Press the Menu
button, and the printer starts printing.
Head alignment pattern examples:
EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C:
VLm
Lc
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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EPSON Stylus Pro 4450:
M
C
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10. After printing is finished, the pattern number and current set
number are displayed. Select the set that has the smallest gaps,
and then press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button
to display the number for that set.
button to register the set number. The next
11. Press the Menu
pattern number appears. Then repeat step 10.
If you are not satisfied with the result of this alignment, press
the Paper Source button to return to the previous level,
and then select BI-D ALL.
If you are not satisfied with the result of BI-D ALL alignment,
try UNI-D.
12. After you set the patterns, press the Pause
to the READY status.
button to return
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Making the paper settings
You can register and recall your own paper settings according to
any media.
The paper settings you can make are:
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Platen gap
Thickness pattern
Thickness number
Cut method
Paper feed adjustment
Eject roller type
Drying time
Suction
MicroWeave adjustment
Registering the settings
To register the paper settings, follow the steps below.
1. Load the paper that you want to check.
2. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed
CUSTOM PAPER.
4. Press the Menu
or Paper Feed
button to display
button to display PAPER NUMBER.
button, and then press the Paper Feed
5. Press the Menu
or Paper Feed button to select STANDARD or the number
(No. 1 to No. 10) you want to register as the setting.
If you use Epson special media, select STANDARD, and then go
to the step 9. You do not need to make the paper thickness
setting because STANDARD automatically determines the paper
thickness.
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6. Press the Menu
button to display PLATEN GAP, and then
press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select
NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE, or WIDER.
button to save the selected platen gap
7. Press the Menu
setting, and THICKNESS PAT appears on the LCD panel.
8. Press the Menu
button again to print the paper thickness
test printing pattern.
Paper thickness test pattern example:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
smallest gap
9. Examine the printed pattern to determine which set of lines
are aligned (showing the smallest gap), and note the
corresponding number.
10. After the pattern is printed, THICKNESS NUM appears. Press the
Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select the number
noted in step 9.
11. Press the Menu
button to save the selected value.
12. CUT METHOD appears. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
button to select STANDARD, THICK, SLOW, THICK, FAST, or
THIN PAPER, and then press the Menu
button.
13. PPR FEED ADJ appears. Press the Paper Feed or Paper
Feed button to set the paper feed amount, and then press
button.
the Menu
14. EJECT ROLLER appears. Select AUTO, SHEET, ROLL CURLED, or
button.
ROLL NORMAL, and then press the Menu
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15. DRYING TIME appears. Press the Paper Feed or Paper
Feed button to select the time in seconds, and then press
button.
the Menu
16. SUCTION appears. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
button to select STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, or -4.
17. M/W ADJ appears. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
button to adjust MicroWeave. Increase the value to give
priority to the print speed, or decrease it to give priority to the
print quality.
18. Press the Menu
button to save the selected value.
Selecting the registered settings
To select the registered settings, follow the steps below.
1. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
2. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
CUSTOM PAPER, and then press the Menu
button to display
button.
3. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
PAPER NUMBER, and then press the Menu
button to display
button.
4. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select
the number registered that you want to use. If you select
STANDARD, the printer prints data according to the driver
settings. If you select No. X, the control panel settings override
the driver settings.
button. If you select No. X, the number
5. Press the Menu
you selected appears on the LCD panel.
6. Press the Pause
button to exit Menu mode.
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Printing a status sheet
In Menu mode, you can print a status sheet to see the current
default values. To print a status sheet, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer.
2. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
button.
TEST PRINT, and then press the Menu
4. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
STATUS CHECK, and then press the Menu
5. Press the Menu
sheet.
button to display
button.
button again to start printing a status
After printing is finished, the printer exits Menu mode and
returns to the READY status.
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Setting the alert value of the paper
You can get a message when there is not much left, by setting the
alert value using the steps below.
Note:
This setting is available only when you select Roll Paper or Cut Sheet
for PAPER COUNTER in Maintenance mode.
1. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
2. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
button.
PRINTER SETUP, and then press the Menu
3. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
ROLL COUNTERor SHEET COUNTER, and then press the Menu
button.
4. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select
the length of the roll paper (between 5 and 99.5 m or 15 and
300 ft) or the number of cut-sheet paper (between 10 and 250)
button.
set in the printer, and then press the Menu
5. The screen changes so that you can select the alert value. Press
the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to select the alert
value. For roll paper, select a value between 1 and 15 m or 3
and 50 ft. For cut-sheet paper, select a value between 5 and 50.
6. Press the Menu
button to set the alert value.
7. After you set the alert value, press the Pause
return to the READY status.
button to
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Maintenance Mode
Maintenance mode setting procedure
This section describes how to enter Maintenance mode and how
to make settings with the buttons on the control panel.
To make the Maintenance mode settings, follow the steps below.
Note:
Press the Paper Source
button to return to the previous step.
1. Enter Maintenance mode
Confirm the printer is turned off first. While pressing and
holding the Pause button, press the Power button to
turn on the printer.
2. Select an item
Press the Paper Feed
desired item.
or Paper Feed
button to select a
3. Set the item
button to enter the selected item. The first
Press the Menu
parameter is displayed on the LCD panel.
4. Select a parameter
Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
parameter for the item.
button to select a
5. Set the parameter
button to store the selected parameter.
Press the Menu
If the parameter is for execution only, press the Menu
button to execute the function for the item.
Note:
If second parameter is displayed on the LCD panel, repeat the steps
4 and 5 to select and set the second parameter.
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6. Exit Maintenance mode
Press the Power button to turn off the printer, and turn it
on again.
Maintenance mode list
Item
First parameters
Second parameters
“HEX DUMP” on
page 190
PRINT
EXEC
“LANGUAGE” on
page 191
ENGLISH, FRENCH,
ITALIAN, GERMAN,
SPANISH, PORTUGUESE
-
“PAPER COUNTER”
on page 191
OFF, ROLL PAPER, CUT
SHEET
-
“UNITS” on page 192
METER, FEET/INCHES
-
“CUT PRESSURE” on
page 192
0% - 150%
-
“SSCL” on page 192
EXEC
-
“DEFAULT PANEL” on
page 192
EXEC
-
“CRTG INFO MENU”
on page 192
EPSON Stylus Pro
4880/4880C:
MK INFO
C INFO
VM INFO
Y INFO
LK INFO
LC INFO
VLM INFO
LLK INFO
MANUFACT,
CARTRIDG, INK TYPE,
INK CAP, INK LEFT,
PROD DATE, EXPIRE
DATE, INK LIFE, AGE
EPSON Stylus Pro 4450:
MK INFO
C INFO
M INFO
Y INFO
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Details of Maintenance mode items
HEX DUMP
Data received from the host computer can be printed out in
hexadecimal numbers.
To print it out, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer.
2. In Maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed
Feed button to display HEX DUMP.
or Paper
button to display PRINT. Press the Menu
3. Press the Menu
button again to start printing.
The print data in the print buffer is printed with 16-byte hex.
data in the left column, and corresponding ASCII characters
in the right column.
Note:
If the last data is less than 16 bytes, it is not printed until you press the
Pause button.
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LANGUAGE
You can select the language to be displayed on the LCD panel.
To select a suitable language, follow the steps below.
1. In Maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed or Paper
Feed button to display LANGUAGE, and press the Menu
button.
2. Press the Paper Feed
language.
or Paper Feed
to select a suitable
button to set the language. Confirm that
3. Press the Menu
the READY (or similar word in the language selected) appears
on the LCD panel.
Note:
It takes a while until READY (or similar word in the language selected)
appears.
PAPER COUNTER
You can select a paper remaining counter function. When this
function is on, ROLL COUNTER or SHEET COUNTER appears on the
PRINTER SETUP menu.
1. In Maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed or Paper
Feed button to display PAPER COUTNER, and then press the
button.
Menu
2. Press the Paper Feed
suitable function.
3. Press the Menu
or Paper Feed
button to select a
button.
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UNITS
You can select the units for displaying length. To select the units,
follow the steps below.
Note:
This item is available only when you choose ENGLISH in LANGUAGE.
1. In Maintenance mode, press the Paper Feed or Paper
Feed button to display UNITS, and press the Menu
button.
2. Press the Paper Feed
suitable unit.
3. Press the Menu
or Paper Feed
button to select a
button to set the units.
CUT PRESSURE
You can select cutting pressure.
SSCL
You can perform ultrasonic head cleaning.
DEFAULT PANEL
You can set all setting values you made in Menu mode to their
factory set value.
CRTG INFO MENU
For maintenance service person only.
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Chapter 5
Paper Handling
Notes on Epson Special Media and Other
Media
Although most types of coated paper provide good printing
results, the print quality varies depending on the paper quality
and the manufacturer. Test the print quality before purchasing a
large amount of paper.
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Caution
Keep fingers off the printable surface of the media, as fingerprints
may reduce the print quality. Whenever possible, use gloves to
handle media.
Using Epson special media
Epson provides special media that can enhance the usage and
expressive power of the printing results. When using Epson
special media, make sure the appropriate settings are made in the
printer driver. For information on Epson special media, see
“Paper Information” on page 299.
Note:
❏ Use Epson special media in a normal room environment
(temperature and humidity) for best results.
❏ When using Epson special media, read the enclosed instruction
sheets first.
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Storing Epson special media
To keep the quality of Epson special media:
❏ Store unused media in the original plastic bag and outer
package so as to avoid moisture problems.
❏ Avoid storing the media in places exposed to high
temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
Using paper other than Epson special media
When you use paper other than Epson special media, or print
using the RIP (Raster Images Processor), see the instructions
included with the paper or RIP system, or contact your supplier
for more information.
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Using Roll Paper
Attaching the roll paper to the spindle
When installing the roll paper onto the spindle, follow the steps
below.
1. Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle.
2. When attaching roll paper with a 2-inch core, remove the gray
attachments.
Note:
Keep the gray attachments in a safe place for future use.
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When attaching roll paper with a 3-inch core, slide the gray
attachments to the black and white ones, matching the four
arrows.
3. Place the roll paper on a flat surface so that it does not unwind.
Slide the roll paper onto the spindle and onto the white flange
until it fixes into place.
Note:
Do not stand the spindle when attaching the roll paper. It may cause
slant paper feeding.
4. Slide the black movable flange (removed in step 1) onto the
spindle and into the end of the roll paper until it fixes into
place.
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Attaching the spacer to the spindle
When you perform borderless printing on roll paper with a width
of 8 inches or 420 mm (A2), you need to attach a spacer to the
spindle.
To attach the spacer to the spindle, follow the steps below.
Note:
You cannot attach the spacer to the spindle when the gray attachments
for roll paper with a 3-inch core are attached to the spindle.
1. Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle.
2. Slide the spacer onto the white flange.
3. Slide the roll paper until it fixes into place.
4. Slide the black movable flange onto the spindle and into the
end of the roll paper until it fixes into place.
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Removing the roll paper from the spindle
To remove the roll paper from the spindle, follow the steps below.
1. Place the paper loaded spindle down on a flat surface.
2. Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle by
tapping the same end of the spindle with your hand to loosen
it. The flange is removed.
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Caution:
To remove the black movable flange from the spindle, do not
hold the spindle vertically and tap the end on the floor;
otherwise, damage may occur.
3. Remove the roll paper from the spindle.
Note:
Store unused roll paper in its original package. Put the roll paper into
the plastic bag and outer package so as to avoid moisture problems.
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Loading roll paper
To load roll paper, follow the steps below.
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. Make sure the black movable flange is fixed into the end of
the roll paper properly.
3. Hold the roll paper spindle so that the black movable flange
is on the left side.
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4. Make sure the roll paper is attached to the printer properly.
5. Move the paper lever to the released position.
6. Hold both sides of the paper, and then load the paper in the
paper insertion slot. Pull the paper until it hangs down over
the paper tray.
Note:
If you load thin paper, press the Paper Feed button to decrease
the value of paper suction. If you load thick and curled paper, press
the Paper Feed button to increase the value of paper suction.
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7. Hold both the fixed and movable flanges, and rewind the
paper to the line marked with the arrow mark.
8. Move the paper lever to the secured position. The printer
automatically feeds the paper to the printing position.
Note:
If you press the Pause button, the printer starts to feed the paper
to the printing position immediately.
9. Close the roll paper cover.
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10. Raise the roll paper support.
11. Extend the paper tray and paper tray cover according to the
paper size.
12. Press the Paper Source button to select Roll Auto Cut On
or Roll Auto Cut Off
.
Now the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing, do
not open the top cover. If the top cover is opened while printing
is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing
when the top cover is closed. Stopping and restarting printing
may reduce the print quality.
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Caution:
Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its
quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper
from the printer after printing.
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Using the roll paper belt
The roll paper belt is packed with the optional 2/3 inch Dual Roll
Feed Spindle. You can also purchase the optional roll paper belt.
To use the roll paper belt, tap the end of the roll paper belt lightly
on the roll paper. The belt will wrap itself around the roll paper.
To remove the roll paper belt, simply unwrap it from around the
paper. When not using the roll paper belt, keep it wound around
the end of the spindle.
Cutting the roll paper or printing page lines
When your print job is finished, the printer cuts the roll paper
automatically or prints page lines around the printed data
according to your settings. You can make these settings using the
control panel or printer software.
Note:
❏ Printer driver settings usually override the control panel settings.
Use your printer driver settings whenever possible.
❏ When the printer cuts the printout, it may take a little time to
proceed with cutting after printing is finished.
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Cutting the roll paper automatically
To cut the roll paper automatically after printing, follow the steps
below.
1. Before printing, press the Paper Source
Roll Auto Cut On
.
button to select
2. Print your data.
To make the auto cut setting using the printer driver, see “Roll
paper cut for borderless printing” on page 97.
Cutting the roll paper with the cut button
To cut the roll paper with the cut button after printing, follow the
steps below.
1. Before starting to print, press the Paper Source
select Roll Auto Cut Off
.
button to
2. Print your data.
3. Press the Paper Feed button or Paper Feed button to
match the cutting position on the paper with the cutting
position on the left side of the print head.
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4. Press the Paper Source
.
button to select Roll Auto Cut On
5. Press and hold the Paper Source button for 3 seconds. The
printer cuts the printout at the cutting position.
Printing page lines
If you want to print continuously on roll paper and then cut the
pages yourself after you finish printing, use the Print Page Line
setting.
To make the Print Page Line setting using the control panel, see
“PAGE LINE” on page 159.
To make the Print Page Line setting using the printer software,
see the online help for detailed information.
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Using Cut Sheet Media
Checking the paper path
The paper path changes according to the media type you use.
Always check the media type and its paper path.
Paper path list
Paper Path
Media Name
Paper Tray
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte
Enhanced (Archival) Matte Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Plain Paper
(Non-Epson media for paper thickness 0.08 to
0.79 mm)
Front Manual Feed Slot
(Non-Epson media for paper thickness 0.8 to
1.5 mm)
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Rear Manual Feed Slot
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte
Enhanced (Archival) Matte Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Plain paper
(Non-Epson media for paper thickness 0.08 to
0.79 mm)
Loading cut-sheet media
You can load cut-sheet media into the paper tray, front manual
feed slot, or rear manual feed slot.
The paper tray can hold up to 250 sheets of 17 lb. or 64 g/m² plain
paper. Do not load paper above the arrow mark on the inside
surface of the right edge guide.
For information on the loaded capacity of Epson special media,
see the following table.
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Epson special media
Size
Loadable capacity in the
paper tray
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
A4
100
Letter
100
A3
50
Super A3/B
50
Letter
100
Super A3/B
50
Super A3/B
100
A2
50
US C
50
A4
200
Letter
200
A3
100
Super A3/B
100
Epson Proofing Paper White
Semimatte
Super A3/B
1*
Archival (Enhanced) Matte
Paper
A4
100
Letter
100
A3
50
Super A3/B
50
A2
50
US C
50
Super A3/B
20
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Watercolor Paper-Radiant
White
* 50 sheets of paper can be set under the following conditions (temperature is
15 to 23°C and humidity is 40 to 60%).
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Loading A3 or larger paper in the paper tray
1. Make sure the printer is on and in the READY state.
2. Press the Paper Source
button to select Sheet
.
3. Extend the paper tray and paper tray cover.
4. Lift up the paper tray cover.
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5. Pull the paper guide roller up, and then slide the edge guide
to the left slightly wider than the width of your paper.
6. Clean the inside of the paper tray to remove any dust. Dust
may affect the print quality.
7. Fan a stack of paper, and then tap it on a flat surface to even
the edges.
If the paper is curled, flatten it before you load it. If it curls
excessively and jams frequently, stop using it.
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8. Load the sheets with the printable face down and the right
edge of the paper resting against the right side of the paper
tray. Make sure the sheets lie flat on the bottom of the tray.
Note:
❏ Always set the paper’s short edge first.
❏ When you load sheets of paper, make sure to put the edges of the
paper against the right inner corner of the paper tray; otherwise,
printing may become misaligned.
❏ When you add more sheets of paper to the paper tray, always
line up the edges of the added paper to those of the paper already
loaded.
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9. Adjust the length of the paper tray and the edge guide
according to the paper size.
10. Put the paper guide roller down. Make sure the paper guide
roller is placed on the edge of the paper.
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11. Adjust the length of paper tray cover, and then attach it to the
paper tray.
Note:
Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
12. If you have extended the paper tray and cover fully, pull the
paper tray cover extension to support large-size printouts.
Note:
Before printing on cut-sheet media, make sure paper in the paper tray is
not curled. If it is curled, uncurl it; otherwise, a paper jam may occur.
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Now, the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing,
do not open the top cover. If the top cover is opened while printing
is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing
when the top cover is closed. Stopping and restarting printing
may reduce the print quality.
Loading paper smaller than A3 in the paper tray
1. Make sure the printer is on and in the READY state.
2. Press the Paper Source
button to select Sheet
.
3. Lift up the paper tray cover, and then pull the paper guide
roller.
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4. Pull the paper guide, and then slide the edge guide to the left
slightly wider than the width of your paper.
5. Clean the inside of the paper tray to remove any dust. Dust
may decrease the print quality.
6. Fan a stack of paper, and then tap it on a flat surface to even
the edges.
If the paper is curled, flatten it before you load it. If it curls
excessively and jams frequently, stop using it.
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7. Load the sheets with the printable face down and the right
edge of the paper resting against the right side of the paper
tray. Make sure the sheets lie flat on the bottom of the tray.
Note:
❏ Always set the paper’s short edge first.
❏ When you load sheets of paper, make sure to put the edges of the
paper against the right inner corner of the paper tray; otherwise,
printing may become misaligned.
❏ When you add more sheets of paper to the paper tray, always
line up the edges of the added paper to those of the paper already
loaded.
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8. Adjust the length of the paper guide and the edge guide
according to the paper size.
9. Put the paper guide roller down, and then re-attach the paper
tray cover.
Note:
❏ Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
❏ Before printing on cut-sheet media, make sure paper in the paper
tray is not curled. If it is curled, uncurl it; otherwise, a paper jam
may occur.
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Now, the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing,
do not open the top cover. If the top cover is opened while printing
is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing
when the top cover is closed. Stopping and restarting printing
may reduce the print quality.
Loading paper into the front manual feed slot
As the printer feeds paper from the front side to the rear side of
the printer, keep enough space between the rear side of the printer
and the wall, according to the following table.
Paper size
Space
A2
377.5 mm
Super A3/B
266.5 mm
A3
203.5 mm
A4
80.5 mm
Note:
❏ When PPR SIZE CHK is set to OFF on the printer’s control panel,
you cannot feed the paper from the manual feed slot. See “PPR SIZE
CHK” on page 162 for details.
❏ When you print on a cut-sheet media with a thickness of 0.8 to
1.5 mm or more, always load the sheet from the front manual feed
slot.
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❏ You can load one sheet at a time into the front feed slot.
❏ Load paper with the printable surface up.
1. Make sure the printer is on and in the READY state.
2. Press the Paper Source
button to select Sheet
.
3. Move the paper lever to the released position.
4. Open the top cover.
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5. Insert a sheet to where paper is usually ejected.
6. Pass the paper under the feed roller.
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7. Adjust the right side of the paper with the line marked with
an arrow mark, and also adjust the bottom edge of the paper
with the line marked with your paper size on the paper tray.
If your paper size is Letter, A4, or B4, set the paper edge to
LTR/A4/B4. If your paper size is not listed above, set the paper
edge to OTHERS.
8. Close the top cover.
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9. Move the paper lever to the secured position. The printer
automatically feeds the paper to the printing position.
Note:
❏ If PPR SIZE CHK is set to OFF, REMOVE PAPER appears on the
LCD panel. You need to select ON for PPR SIZE CHK on the
printer’s control panel.
❏ If you press the Pause button, the printer starts to feed the
paper to the printing position immediately.
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10. Extend the paper tray and paper tray cover according to the
paper size. If you do not extend them, the printout may fall.
Note:
Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
Now, the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing,
do not open the top cover. If the top cover is opened while printing
is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing
when the top cover is closed. Stopping and restarting printing
may reduce the print quality.
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Caution:
Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its
quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper
from the printer after printing.
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Loading paper into the rear manual feed slot
Note:
❏ You can load one sheet at a time into the rear feed slot.
❏ Load paper with the printable surface up.
❏ Paper with a thickness between 0.08 and 0.79 mm can be set in the
landscape position. However, always set recycled or plain paper and
A4, Letter size, or 8 × 10 in. paper in the portrait position,
regardless of the thickness.
1. Make sure the printer is on and in the READY state.
2. Press the Paper Source
button to select Sheet
.
3. Hold the left and right edges of the paper. Align the left edge
of the paper with the target paper size on the roll paper cover,
and then insert the paper until it meets resistance.
The printer automatically feeds the paper to the printing
position.
Note:
If you press the Pause button, the printer starts to feed the paper
to the printing position immediately.
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4. Adjust the length of the paper tray and the paper tray cover
according to the paper size. If you do not extend them, the
printout may fall.
Note:
Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
Now, the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing,
do not open the top cover. If the top cover is opened while printing
is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing
when the top cover is closed. Stopping and restarting printing
may reduce the print quality.
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Caution:
Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its
quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper
from the printer after printing.
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Chapter 6
Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Ink Cartridges
When the printer’s indicator light is flashing, this indicates that
the ink is low and you need to obtain a replacement ink cartridge.
When the indicator light remains on, this indicates that you need
to replace the expended ink cartridge. The LCD panel also
displays INK LOW or INK OUT.
Note:
Even if only one ink cartridge is expended, the printer cannot continue
to print.
Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges.
Other products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage
to your printer not covered by Epson’s warranties. For detailed
information on ink cartridges, see “Ink cartridges” on page 322.
To check the product codes of ink cartridges, see “Consumable
Products” on page 328.
To replace an ink cartridge, follow the steps below.
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Caution:
Leave the old ink cartridge installed in the printer until you are
ready to replace it with a new one.
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1. Make sure the printer is on. Find out which cartridge needs
to be replaced, as indicated by the steady or flashing Ink check
light.
2. Open the ink compartment cover by pushing it.
3. Raise the ink levers to the released position.
Note:
The right ink compartment is available for EPSON Stylus Pro
4880/4880C only.
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4. Carefully pull the expended cartridge straight out of the
printer.
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Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
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Caution:
Do not shake cartridges (that have been installed previously)
with too much force.
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5. Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct color,
and remove it from the package. Shake the ink cartridge well
before installing it for best results.
Note:
A protection system is provided to prevent improper cartridge
insertion. If you cannot insert the ink cartridge smoothly, the type
of cartridge may be incorrect. Check the package and product code.
6. Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark facing up and
pointing to the rear of the printer, and then insert it into the
slot. Do not force the cartridge in further by hand.
Note:
If the Ink check light remains on, this indicates the ink cartridge may
not be installed correctly. Remove the ink cartridge and then reinsert
it as described above.
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7. Lower the ink lever to the secured position.
Note:
If you install an ink cartridge in the wrong slot, NO INK CRTG
appears on the LCD panel. Make sure that the correct ink cartridge
is installed in the correct slot.
8. Close the ink compartment cover. The printer returns to the
previous status.
Note:
If you have installed 220 ml ink cartridge, do not close the ink
compartment cover.
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Converting the Black Ink Cartridges
You can change the black ink according to your purpose. You can
choose either Matte Black or Photo Black.
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Caution:
To avoid interrupting a black ink change, observe the following
conditions:
❏ Do not turn off the printer.
❏ Do not open the top cover.
❏ Do not remove the rear cover.
❏ Do not move the paper lever to the released position.
❏ Do not remove the ink cartridges.
❏ Do not remove the maintenance tank.
❏ Do not unplug the power cord.
Note:
❏ If an electrical power failure occurs during this operation, turn the
printer on again. You can continue your procedure at the
breakpoint.
❏ The Black Ink Conversion Kit is required when changing the black
ink. Also, the black ink cartridge (either Matte or Photo that you
want to convert) is required. To check the product code, see
“Consumable Products” on page 328.
❏ If MNT TK NEAR FULL or MNT TNK FULL appears on the LCD panel,
you need to replace the maintenance tank. See “Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on page 239.
To change the black ink, follow the steps below.
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1. Make sure that READY appears on the LCD panel.
2. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
MAINTENANCE on the LCD panel, and then press the Menu
button.
4. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
BK INK CHANGE, and then press the Menu
button.
5. Press the Menu
button again to execute.
6. Make sure RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD
panel, and then raise the ink lever on the right ink
compartment.
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7. Make sure RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD
panel, and then raise the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
8. Make sure REMOVE INK CRTG appears on the LCD panel, and
then remove all four ink cartridges from the left ink
compartment.
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9. Make sure INSTALL CNVRSION CRTG appears on the LCD
panel, and then insert three conversion cartridges in the slots
on the left ink compartment.
Note:
If REPLACE CNVRSION CRTG appears on the LCD panel, press the
Pause button. Remove the old conversion cartridge(s) from the
left ink compartment, and then insert the new conversion
cartridge(s). Finally, go to step 4 to start again.
10. Make sure LOWER THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD
panel, and then lower the ink lever on the left ink
compartment.
11. The printer starts draining ink, and DRAINING XX% appears on
the LCD panel. Wait until draining is complete.
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12. When draining is complete, RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER
appears on the LCD panel. Raise the ink lever on the left ink
compartment.
13. Make sure REMOVE CNVRSION CRTG appears on the LCD panel,
and then remove the conversion cartridges from the slots on
the left ink compartment.
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14. Make sure INSERT INK CRTG appears on the LCD panel, and
then insert the cartridges in their specified slots.
15. Make sure LOWER BOTH INK LEVERS appears on the LCD panel,
and then lower the ink levers on the right and left ink
compartments.
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16. Make sure RAISE THE BOTH INK LEVERS appears on the LCD
panel, and then raise the ink lever on the right and left ink
compartments.
17. The printer starts charging ink. After a while, ink lever
messages appear on the LCD panel. When a message appears
on the LCD panel, raise or lower the ink levers accordingly
until READY appears on the LCD panel.
Note:
Because ink charging after black ink conversion consumes a large
quantity of ink, you may need to replace the ink cartridges soon.
18. When READY appears on the LCD panel, ink charging is
completed. Close the ink compartment covers.
Note:
If you have installed 220 ml ink cartridges, do not close the ink
compartment covers.
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Updating the printer driver information
After the replacement operation, update the driver information
using the steps below.
For Windows
Click the Main tab and make sure that the correct ink cartridge is
displayed. If not, set the information manually by clicking the
Utility tab and then the Printer and Option Information button.
For Mac OS X
Remove the printer from the Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2.x)
or the Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3.x or later), and then
add it again.
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Replacing the Maintenance Tank
If MNT TNK FULL or MNT TK NEAR FULL appears on the LCD panel,
replace the maintenance tank.
To check the product code of the Maintenance Tank, see
“Consumable Products” on page 328.
To replace the maintenance tank, follow the steps below.
1. For EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C only:
If you are using 220 ml ink cartridges, remove the four ink
cartridges from the right ink compartment. Make sure to close
the ink compartment cover after you have removed the ink
cartridges.
2. Open the package of a new maintenance tank.
3. Put your hand on the handle under the right ink
compartment, then gently pull the maintenance tank
outward.
4. Put the used maintenance tank in the plastic bag provided.
Note:
Do not tilt the used maintenance tank until after it is sealed in the
plastic bag.
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5. Insert the new maintenance tank into place.
6. For EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C only:
If you are using 220 ml ink cartridges, reinstall the removed
ink cartridges.
Replacing the Paper Cutter
When the paper cutter does not cut cleanly, it may be blunt and
require replacement.
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Warning:
Be careful not to cut yourself while replacing the paper cutter.
To check the product code of the Auto Cutter Spare Blade, see
“Consumable Products” on page 328.
To replace the paper cutter, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Press the Menu
button to enter Menu mode.
3. Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed
CUTTER REPLACE on the LCD panel.
button to display
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Note:
You can also take the following steps.
Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
button, and
MAINTENANCE on the LCD panel. Press the Menu
then press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button to display
CUTTER REPL.
button to display EXEC. Press the Menu
4. Press the Menu
button again. The paper cutter holder moves to the
replacement position.
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Caution:
Never move the paper cutter holder by hand; otherwise,
damage to your printer may occur.
5. When the print head stops at the replacement position, OPEN
TOP COVER appears. Open the top cover.
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6. When REPLACE CUTTER appears on the LCD panel, push in the
side pin and turn the paper cutter cover to the right to open
the casing.
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Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise,
the printer may be damaged.
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7. Slowly take your finger off the side pin, and carefully remove
the old cutter from the printer.
8. Remove the new paper cutter from its package.
9. Fully insert the new cutter in the paper cutter holder. Make
sure the cutter slide pin is set to the left.
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10. While pushing in the side pin, turn the paper cutter cover to
the left to close the casing.
Note:
Make sure the paper cutter cover is set correctly; otherwise, the paper
may not be cut.
11. Make sure CLOSE TOP COVER appears, and then close the top
cover. The cutter holder moves to the home (far right)
position.
12. Wait until READY appears on the LCD panel.
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Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer operation in its top condition, clean it
thoroughly if it becomes soiled.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer.
Caution:
❏ Never use alcohol or thinners to clean the printer; these
chemicals can damage the components as well as the case.
❏ Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
electronic components.
❏ Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
❏ Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable oils can damage the mechanism. Contact your
dealer or a qualified service person if lubrication is needed.
See “Paper Information” on page 299.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are off,
and then unplug the power cord. Leave the printer for a
minute.
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Caution:
Do not touch the following parts; otherwise, printouts may
be soiled.
Roller
Ink absorption
Print head guide
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2. Open the top cover and then use a soft, clean cloth to carefully
remove any dust or dirt inside the printer. Wipe the gray part
by following the directions of the arrows.
If there is a serious problem of dirt on the inside of the printer,
clean it using a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild
detergent. Then, wipe the inside of the printer dry with a dry,
soft cloth.
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Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise,
the printer may be damaged.
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3. If the back of a printout is soiled, carefully clean the platen
(the gray part) using a soft, clean cloth.
4. If some powdery paper dust is stuffed in the platen, use
something like a toothpick to remove it. Close the top cover.
5. If the outer case is dirty, clean it using a soft, clean cloth
dampened with mild detergent. Keep the ink compartment
covers closed to prevent water from getting inside.
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If you have not used your printer for a long time
If you have not used your printer for a long time, the print head
nozzles may become clogged. Perform a nozzle check and clean
the print head.
To perform a nozzle check using the control panel, see “Checking
the print head nozzles” on page 173.
To perform a nozzle check using the printer software, see “Using
the Printer Utilities” on page 31 for Windows or “Using Printer
Utilities” on page 53 for Mac OS X.
To clean the print head using the control panel, press the Menu
button for more than 3 seconds.
To clean the print head using the printer software, see “Using the
Printer Utilities” on page 31 for Windows or “Using Printer
Utilities” on page 53 for Mac OS X.
If you have not used your printer for more than six months, the
printer requires head cleaning. If PERFORM POWER CLEANING?
appears on the LCD panel when you turn on the printer, select Y,
and then press the Menu button to start head cleaning.
If you want to perform head cleaning later, select N.
Note:
❏ If you select Y to start head cleaning, you need to move the ink levers
according to the messages on the LCD panel.
❏ Even if you will not be using your printer for a long time, leave the
ink cartridges installed.
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Transporting the Printer
Over a long distance
If you need to transport your printer over a long distance, repack
the printer using the original box and packing materials.
To repack the printer, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Remove the following parts.
❏ Roll and cut sheet media
❏ Roll paper spindle
❏ Paper tray and paper tray cover
3. Raise the ink levers.
You can choose whether to remove the ink cartridges.
Regardless of your choice, you must keep the ink levers raised
when transporting the printer; otherwise, ink may leak from
the printer.
4. Make sure the print head is in the home (far right) position.
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5. Push the green tab on the left side of the print head to the right
to lock the print head.
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Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise,
the printer may be damaged.
6. Make sure the ink levers are raised, and then turn off the
printer.
7. Make sure the printer is turned off, and then unplug the
power cord.
8. Insert the protective materials and repack the printer. Contact
your dealer for assistance. See “Paper Information” on page
299.
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Over a short distance
If you need to move the printer over a short distance, be sure to
perform the following tasks.
❏ Raise the ink levers.
❏ Lift the printer, using at least two people. The printer weighs
approximately 50 kg (110.3 lb) and must be lifted carefully.
Setting up the printer after transporting it
The steps you need to take to set up the printer after transporting
it are almost identical to the steps carried out the first time you
set up the printer. When you set up the printer again, see the Setup
Guide, and note the following points.
❏ Do not forget to remove any protective materials.
❏ Do not forget to pull the green tab on the left side of the print
head to release the print head.
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Caution:
Do not push down the green tab; otherwise you may break it.
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❏ The first time you start printing after transporting the printer,
or if you have not turned on the printer for a long time, the
print head nozzles may be clogged. Epson recommends that
you perform a nozzle check and clean the print head, and also
realign the print head to ensure print quality.
To perform a nozzle check using the control panel, see
“Checking the print head nozzles” on page 173.
To perform a nozzle check using the printer software, see
“Using the Printer Utilities” on page 31 for Windows or
“Using Printer Utilities” on page 53 for Mac OS X.
To clean the print head using the control panel, press the
button for 3 seconds.
Menu
To clean the print head using the printer software, see “Using
the Printer Utilities” on page 31 for Windows or “Using
Printer Utilities” on page 53 for Mac OS X.
To realign the print head using the control panel, see
“Aligning the print head” on page 175.
To realign the print head using the printer software, see
“Using the Printer Utilities” on page 31 for Windows or
“Using Printer Utilities” on page 53 for Mac OS X.
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Chapter 7
Problem Solver
Troubleshooting
Printer stops printing unexpectedly
Head cleaning, ink charging, or ink drying is in progress
Check to see if the Pause light is flashing. If so, the printer is in
the process of head cleaning, ink charging or ink drying. During
head cleaning, ink charging, and ink drying, PLEASE WAIT appears
on the LCD panel. Wait until the printer resumes printing.
An error has occurred
Many common printer problems can be identified by the
messages on the LCD panel.
You can also check the lights on the control panel for errors. See
“Lights” on page 147.
For other messages not included in the following table, see
“Messages” on page 149.
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Error messages
Message
Description
What to do
UNABLE TO PRINT
An error may be
occurring when you try
to print patterns such as
nozzle check or head
alignment.
End the TEST PRINT
MENU first, and solve
the error displayed on
the LCD panel. Then try
to print patterns again.
MNT TK NEAR FULL
The maintenance tank is
almost full.
Replace the
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 239.
INK LOW
Ink cartridge is nearly
expended.
Replacement of ink
cartridge is nearly
needed.
Although you can
continue printing in INK
LOW situation, it may
decline the print
quality.
MNT REQ nnnn
A part used in the printer
has nearly reached the
end of its life. "nnnn"
shows the code of the
part.
Note the code and
contact your dealer.
See “Paper
Information” on page
299.
REMOVE PAPER
Cleaning cannot be
executed because thick
paper is loaded.
Remove the thick
paper, and move the
paper lever to the
secured position.
The printer could not
feed the printout.
Remove the printout.
The nozzles are still
clogged.
Run the Head Cleaning
utility. For Windows, see
“Using Printer Utilities”
on page 53. For Mac OS
X, see “Using Printer
Utilities” on page 53.
NOZZLES STILL
CLOGGED
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CHANGE PAPER
TYPE
The loaded paper does
not match the paper
type selected.
Match the loaded
paper to the paper
type. See “Buttons” on
page 145.
WRONG PAPER
SIZE
The loaded paper size
does not match the
data size.
Match the loaded
paper size to the data
size.
PAPER OUT
No paper is loaded in the
printer.
Load paper correctly.
Roll paper is out while
printing is in progress.
Load a new roll paper.
A2 size cut sheet media
has been installed for
borderless printing.
Install a different size of
cut sheet media or roll
paper. See “Borderless
Printing” on page 86.
The printer cannot
detect the loaded cut
sheet media, because it
is wavy or curled.
Flatten the cut sheet
media.
The printer cannot
detect the loaded
paper.
Move the paper lever.
RELOAD PAPER
INSERT DEEPLY
Cut sheet media
inserted from the front
manual feed slot is not
inserted deep enough.
Insert the paper
deeper. See “Loading
paper into the front
manual feed slot” on
page 218.
NOT STRAIGHT
RELOAD
Cut sheet media is not
loaded straight, and
needs to be aligned.
Load the cut sheet
media correctly. See
“Loading cut-sheet
media” on page 207.
PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT
The paper is not loaded
straight.
Load paper straight.
NO BORDERLESS
WITH THIS SIZE
RELOAD PAPER
Note:
Those messages
are displayed on
the LCD panel
alternately.
RELOAD PAPER
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PAPER NOT CUT
Paper is not cut correctly
when Roll Auto Cut On
is selected.
Open the top cover
and remove the uncut
paper. If RELOAD
PAPER appears on the
LCD panel, reload
paper.
The paper cutter may
not be installed
correctly. See
“Replacing the Paper
Cutter” on page 240.
Paper cutter may be
blunt. Replace the
paper cutter. See
“Replacing the Paper
Cutter” on page 240.
COMMAND
ERROR
Damaged data is sent to
the printer.
Stop printing, and press
the Pause button for 3
seconds.
The printer receives data
with a wrong command.
The installed printer
driver is not correct for
the printer.
Stop printing, and press
the Pause button for 3
seconds. Then make
sure that the installed
printer driver is correct
for the printer.
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The cartridge option of
the printer driver has not
been changed yet.
Stop printing, and then
press and hold the
Pause button for 3
seconds. Finally, select
the correct ink
cartridge in the printer
driver according to the
actual ink cartridge set
on the printer. See
“Updating the printer
driver information” on
page 238. If you want to
continue printing, press
the Pause button.
Non-Epson genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Press the Pause button
for 3 seconds to cancel
printing. If you want to
continue printing, press
the Pause button.
LOAD ROLL PAPER
The roll paper is not set
correctly.
Load the roll paper
correctly, and select
Roll Auto Cut On
or
Roll Auto Cut Off .
See “Loading roll
paper” on page 199.
LOAD SHEET PAPER
IN P. TRAY
The cut sheet media is
not set correctly in the
paper tray.
Set the cut sheet media
in the paper tray
correctly, and select
Sheet . See “Loading
cut-sheet media” on
page 207.
FEED SHEET PAPER
The cut sheet media
needs to be loaded
manually.
Load the cut sheet
media.
FORBIDDEN MEDIA
FROM P. TRAY
Cut sheet media, which
is to be loaded from the
front or rear manual feed
slot, is being loaded from
the paper tray.
Remove the cut sheet
media from the paper
tray, and load it from
the proper paper feed
slot. See “Checking the
paper path” on page
206.
DRIVER INK SET
SETTING IS WRONG
MISMATCH ERROR
Note:
These messages
are displayed on
the LCD panel
alternately.
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FEED SHEET PAPER
MANUALLY
The cut sheet media
needs to be loaded
manually.
Load the cut sheet
media manually from
the front or rear manual
feed slot. See
“Checking the paper
path” on page 206.
TIMES REMAINING
The conversion cartridge
needs to be replaced
soon. (The remaining
times of the conversion
cartridge appears on
the LCD panel.)
Replacement of
conversion cartridge is
nearly needed. Press
the Pause button.
REPLACE
CNVRSION CRTG
The conversion cartridge
needs to be replaced.
Replace the
conversion cartridge
with a new one. Or,
complete the
replacement of the K
ink by pressing the
Pause button.
REPLACE INK CRTG
Ink cartridge is
expended.
Replace the expended
ink cartridge with a new
one. See “Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page
226.
PLEASE USE
GENUINE EPSON
INK CARTRIDGES
Non-genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Replace the ink
cartridge with a
genuine Epson ink
cartridge. See
“Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page
226 and “Consumable
Products” on page 328.
NON-GENUINE
CARTRIDGE MAY
NOT PERFORM AT
OPTIMUM.
CONTINUE?
<YES NO>
Non-genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Select NO (press the
Menu
button) to
replace the ink
cartridge with a
genuine Epson ink
cartridge. See
“Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page
226. Otherwise, select
YES (press the Paper
Source
button).
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THIS MAY VOID
EPSON’S
WARRANTY.
DO YOU ACCEPT
THIS?
<ACPT. DECLINE>
Non-genuine ink
cartridge is installed. This
may void EPSON’s
warranty.
Select DECLINE (press
the Menu
) to
replace the ink
cartridge with a
genuine Epson ink
cartridge. Selecting
ACCEPT (press the
Paper Source
button) may void
EPSON’s warranty.
INVALID INK CRTG
Ink cartridge with the
wrong product code is
installed.
Remove the ink
cartridge, and install
the ink cartridge with
the correct product
code. See
“Consumable
Products” on page 328.
WRONG INK CRTG
Ink cartridge that
cannot be used with this
printer is installed.
Remove the ink
cartridge, and install
the ink cartridge that
can be used with this
printer. See
“Consumable
Products” on page 328.
SET INK CRTG
An error has occurred
while reading or writing
data.
Remove the ink
cartridge and reinstall
it. If this message
appears after
reinstalling the ink
cartridge, replace it
with a new one. See
“Replacing Ink
Cartridges” on page
226.
NO INK CRTG
Ink cartridge is not
installed, or ink lever is
raised to the released
position.
Install ink cartridge, or
lower the ink lever to
the secured position.
MNT TNK FULL
The maintenance tank is
full.
Replace the
maintenance tank with
a new one. See
“Replacing the
Maintenance Tank” on
page 239.
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LOWER INK LEVERS
Both ink levers have
been raised.
Lower the ink levers.
LOWER L INK LVR
The ink lever on the left
ink compartment has
been raised.
Lower the ink lever on
the left ink
compartment.
LOWER R INK LVR
The ink lever on the right
ink compartment has
been raised.
Lower the ink lever on
the right ink
compartment.
TOP COVER OPEN
Top cover is open.
Close the top cover.
LOAD PAPER
The paper lever is in the
released position.
Move the paper lever
to the secured position.
SET PAPER LEVER
Paper lever is in the
released position.
Move the paper lever
to the secured position.
RELEASE LEVER
REMOVE PAPER
JAM
Paper is jammed in the
printer.
Release the paper lever
first. Then, open the top
cover if necessary and
remove the jammed
paper. If TURN PRINTER
PWR OFF AND THEN ON
appears on the LCD
panel, turn the printer
off, leave it for a while,
and then turn it on
again. See “Clearing
paper jams” on page
276.
NO MNT TNK
The maintenance tank is
not set in the printer.
Install the maintenance
tank.
REAR COVER
OPEN
The rear cover is open.
Close the rear cover.
UPDATE FAILED
The printer failed to
update the firmware.
Update the firmware
again.
UNLOCK PRINT
HEAD
Print head is locked.
Pull the green tab on
the left side of the print
head to release the
print head.
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SERVICE REQ
nnnnnnnn
Print head is locked.
Pull the green tab on
the left side of the print
head to release the
print head.
A fatal error has
occurred.
Turn the printer off,
leave it for a while, and
turn the printer on
again. If this message
appears on the LCD
panel again, note the
code and contact your
dealer. See “Paper
Information” on page
299.
The printer does not turn on or stay on
When the Pause light does not come on and mechanism
initialization does not start even when the Power button is
pressed to turn on the printer, try the following solutions for the
problem.
❏ Turn off the printer and make sure the power cord is securely
plugged into the printer.
❏ Make sure your outlet works and is not controlled by a wall
switch or timer.
❏ Make sure the supplied voltage to the printer matches the
rating voltage labeled on the printer. If not, turn off the printer
and unplug the power cord immediately. Contact your dealer
for assistance. See “Paper Information” on page 299.
c
Caution:
If the supplied voltage and rating voltage do not match, do not
plug the printer back in again, as damage may occur.
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The printer prints nothing
The printer is not correctly connected to the computer
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the printer’s
interface cable is securely plugged into the correct terminal of
the computer.
❏ Make sure the interface cable specifications match the
specifications for the printer and computer.
❏ Make sure the interface cable is directly connected to the
computer without passing through any device, such as a
printer switching device, or extension cable.
Your Epson printer is not selected as the default printer
Install the printer driver if it is not installed yet, and follow the
steps below to select your Epson printer as the default printer.
For Windows XP
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX.
3. Select Set As Default Printer, then close the window.
For Windows Vista
1. Click
, click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound,
and then click Printers.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX.
3. Select Set As Default Printer, then close the window.
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For Windows 2000
1. Click the Start button, point to Settings and select Printers.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX.
3. Select Set As Default, then close the Printers window.
For Mac OS X
Make sure that the printer driver Stylus Pro XXXX is correctly
added to the Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2.x) or Printer Setup
Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3.x or later), and the correct one is selected
in the Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility.
Printer port setting does not match the printer connection
port (for Windows only)
To select the printer port, follow the steps below.
For Windows XP
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other
Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX, then select Properties.
3. Click the Ports tab.
4. Make sure that your printer port is selected.
For Windows Vista
1. Click
, click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound,
and then click Printers.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX, then select Properties.
3. Click the Ports tab.
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4. Make sure that your printer port is selected.
For Windows 2000
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX, then select Properties.
3. Click the Ports tab.
4. Make sure that your printer port is selected.
The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility. For Windows, see “Using the
Printer Utilities” on page 31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer
Utilities” on page 53.
❏ If the Head Cleaning utility does not work, replace the ink
cartridges. See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 226.
Printouts are not what you expected
Incorrect, garbled characters, or blank pages print
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, clear any stalled print jobs from the Progress
Meter. See “Deleting a print job waiting” on page 29.
❏ If the problem persists, turn off the printer and computer.
Make sure the printer’s interface cable is plugged in securely.
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Incorrect margins
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Check the margin settings in your application.
❏ Make sure the margins are within the printable area of the
page. See “Printable area” on page 316.
❏ For Windows, check the Borderless check box in the Main
menu. Make sure they are correct for the paper size you are
using. See “Borderless Printing” on page 86.
❏ Make sure the paper set position is correct. See “Using Roll
Paper” on page 195, or “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 206.
Inverted image
For Mac OS X, turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in the Print
Settings dialog. See the online help for more information.
Printed color differs from the color on the screen
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Adjust the Color Density in the Paper Configuration dialog
box. See the online help for more information.
❏ Make sure the media type setting matches the paper being
used.
❏ Since monitors and printers produce colors differently,
printed colors will not always match on screen colors
perfectly. However, the above color systems are provided to
overcome color differences.
For Mac OS X, select ColorSync to color match your system
in the Printer Color Management selected in the Print dialog.
See the online help for more information.
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❏ You can produce sharper images with more vivid colors.
For Windows, click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu,
and select Photo Enhance, and then click Advanced to
make the Photo Enhance setting. See the online help for more
information.
❏ For Windows, click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu,
and select Color Controls, and then click Advanced to
adjust color, brightness, etc. as required. See the online help
for more information.
For Mac OS X, select Color Controls in the Printer Color
Management selected in the Print dialog. See the online help
for more information.
A ruled line shifts
Perform the print head alignment. If the problem persists,
perform the print head cleaning. For Windows, see “Using the
Printer Utilities” on page 31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer
Utilities” on page 53.
Printout has smears on the bottom edge
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ If the paper is curled towards the printable side, flatten it or
curl it slightly to the opposite side.
❏ For Windows, if you use Epson special media, check the
Media Type setting in the Main menu. See the online help for
more information.
For Mac OS X, if you use Epson special media, check the
Media Type setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print
dialog. See the online help for more information.
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For paper other than Epson’s, register and select paper
thickness in Menu mode. Make sure it is correct for the paper
you are using. “Making the paper settings” on page 183.
❏ Set the PLATEN GAP to WIDE in the PRINTER SETTING of Menu
mode. See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 158.
Print Quality Could be Better
Click the caption under the illustration that best resembles your
printout.
“Horizontal banding” on page 269
“Vertical misalignment or
banding” on page 270
“Color documents print in black
only” on page 272
“Faint printout or gaps” on page
270
“Blurry or smeared printout” on
page 271
If you are having print quality problems, try the solutions offered
here.
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Horizontal banding
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
the online help for more information.
For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using, see the online help for more
information.
❏ Make sure the printable side of the paper is face-up.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink
nozzles. For Windows, see “Using the Printer Utilities” on
page 31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer Utilities” on page
53.
You can also clean the print head nozzles using the control
panel. To clean the print head nozzles, press the Menu
button for 3 seconds.
❏ Check the Paper Feed value. Reduce the value to improve
light banding, and increase it for dark banding. See the online
help for more information.
❏ Check the Ink check light. If necessary, replace ink cartridges.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 226.
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Vertical misalignment or banding
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, turn off the High Speed setting in the Quality
Options dialog box. See the online help for more information.
For Mac OS X, turn off the High Speed setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. See the online help for
more information.
❏ Run the Print Head Alignment utility. For Windows, see
“Using the Printer Utilities” on page 31. For Mac OS X, see
“Using Printer Utilities” on page 53.
Faint printout or gaps
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure that the ink cartridges do not exceed the expiry
date. The expiry date is labeled on the outside of the ink
cartridge.
❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
the online help for more information.
For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using. See the online help for more
information.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink
nozzles. For Windows, see “Using the Printer Utilities” on
page 31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer Utilities” on page
53.
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You can also clean the print head nozzles using the control
panel. To clean the print head nozzles, press the Menu
button for 3 seconds.
❏ Check the Ink check light. If necessary, replace ink cartridges.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 226.
❏ Select Standard as Platen Gap in the Paper Configuration
dialog box. See the online help for more information.
Blurry or smeared printout
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
the online help for more information.
For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using. See the online help for more
information.
❏ If the paper you are using is not supported by the printer
driver, make the paper thickness setting in Menu mode. See
“CUSTOM PAPER” on page 168.
❏ Make sure your paper is dry and the printable side is face-up.
Also, make sure you are using the correct type of paper. See
“Paper” on page 320 for specifications.
❏ Ink may have leaked inside the printer; wipe the inside of the
printer with a soft, clean cloth.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility. For Windows, see “Using the
Printer Utilities” on page 31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer
Utilities” on page 53.
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You can also clean the print head nozzles using the control
panel. To clean the print head nozzles, press the Menu
button for 3 seconds.
Color documents print in black only
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure the color data settings in your application are
correct.
❏ For Windows, make sure Color or Color/B&W Photo is set
in the Main menu. See “Black-and-White Photo Printing” on
page 82.
For Mac OS X, make sure Color or Color/B&W Photo is set
in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog. See
“Black-and-White Photo Printing” on page 82.
Printing could be faster
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ For Windows, select the High Speed check box in the Quality
Options dialog box. See the online help for more information.
For Mac OS X, select the High Speed check box in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. See the online help for
more information.
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❏ For Windows, select Quality Options for the Print Quality in
the Main menu. In the Quality Options dialog box, move the
slider towards Speed to increase print speed. See the online
help for more information.
For Mac OS X, select Automatic mode and move the slider
towards Speed in the Print Settings selected in the Print
dialog to increase print speed. See the online help for more
information.
❏ Do not run too many applications at the same time. Close any
applications you are not using.
❏ Change the interface of your computer to USB 2.0.
❏ Delete unnecessary files to make room on your hard disk
drive.
Roll paper cannot be cut
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure that paper cutter cover is set correctly. See
“Replacing the Paper Cutter” on page 240.
is selected as the
❏ Make sure that the Roll Auto Cut On
Paper Source on the LCD panel. Press the Paper Source
button if necessary. Then press and hold the Paper Source
button for 3 seconds. The printer cuts the roll paper.
❏ Make sure that Normal Cut, Single Cut, or Double Cut is
selected as the Auto Cut in the printer driver. See “Roll paper
cut for borderless printing” on page 97.
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❏ Cut the roll paper by hand if necessary. Check that the paper
thickness of the roll paper loaded in the printer matches the
paper specification (see “Paper” on page 320). If so, the paper
cutter may be blunt and require replacement. See “Replacing
the Paper Cutter” on page 240.
Note:
If you use roll paper other than Epson special media, see the user
documentation included with the paper, or contact your supplier.
Paper feed or paper jam problems occur
frequently
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Before loading paper and guiding it through the paper
insertion slot, adjust paper suction.
To adjust the paper suction using the printer driver, see the
online help for more information.
To adjust the paper suction using the control panel, see
“CUSTOM PAPER” on page 168.
❏ Make sure the paper is not folded or wrinkled.
❏ Make sure the paper is flattened.
❏ Make sure printing occurs within the operational
temperature range.
❏ Make sure the paper is not damp.
❏ Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See “Paper”
on page 320.
❏ Make sure no foreign objects are inside the printer.
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❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main
menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See
the online help for more information.
For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print
Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for
the paper you are using. See the online help for more
information.
❏ Make sure that the platen gap setting matches your paper.
You can change the platen gap setting in the PRINTER SETUP
of Menu mode. See “PLATEN GAP” on page 159.
❏ For non-Epson special media, check the paper type selected
in the CUSTOM PAPER of Menu mode. See “Making the paper
settings” on page 183.
Whenever loading non-Epson special media, test if the paper
can be loaded correctly before printing.
To clear paper jams, see “Clearing paper jams” on page 276.
Roll paper does not eject properly
Try one ore more of these solutions:
❏ Roll paper is wound tightly and may feed with a curl. Flatten
it before you load it.
❏ Select Starwheel-Roll Curled as the Eject Roller Type in the
Paper Configuration dialog box. See the online help for more
information.
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Clearing paper jams
When roll paper is jammed
To remove jammed roll paper, follow the steps below:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the roll paper cover, and move the paper lever to the
released position.
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3. Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot, and remove the roll
paper.
4. Remove the jammed paper from the front or rear side of the
printer.
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If necessary, open the top cover, and remove the jammed
paper.
c
Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the
printer may be damaged.
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When paper loaded from the paper tray is jammed
To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Move the paper lever to the released position.
3. Remove the paper tray from the printer.
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4. Carefully remove the jammed paper.
If necessary, open the top cover, and remove the jammed
paper.
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c
Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the
printer may be damaged.
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If the paper is jammed around the rear cover, remove the rear
cover by squeezing the knobs, and remove the jammed paper.
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c
Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the
printer may be damaged.
When paper loaded from the front manual feed slot is
jammed
To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Move the paper lever to the released position.
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3. Remove the jammed paper from the front or rear side of the
printer.
Front
Rear
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c
Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the
printer may be damaged.
When paper loaded from the rear manual feed slot is
jammed
To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Move the paper lever to released position.
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3. Remove the jammed paper from the front. If necessary, open
the top cover and remove the jammed paper.
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c
Caution:
Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the
printer may be damaged.
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Contacting Customer Support
New :For All products
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
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Help for Users in North America
Epson provides the technical support services listed below.
New :Use Inkjet, SPC, and "other" products Only.
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support Web site at http://support.epson.com and
select your product for solutions to common problems. You can
download drivers and documentation, get FAQs and
troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Dial: (562) 276-1300 (U.S.), or (905) 709-9475 (Canada), 6 am to 6
pm, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Toll or long distance
charges may apply.
Before you call Epson for support, please have the following
information ready:
❏ Product name
❏ Product serial number
❏ Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of
purchase
❏ Computer configuration
❏ Description of the problem
Note:
For help using any other software on your system, see the documentation
for that software for technical support information.
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Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine Epson ink cartridges, ribbon
cartridges, paper, and accessories from an Epson authorized
reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Help for Users in Europe
Check your Pan-European Warranty Document for information
on how to contact EPSON Customer support.
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:
New :For all products
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.
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).
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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:
New :For All products
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.sg)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, and
Technical Support via e-mail are available.
Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586 3111)
Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the
phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
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❏ Product usage questions or problem
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
Help for Users in Thailand
Contact for information, support, and services are:
New :For all products
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
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Help for Users in Indonesia
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
New :For all products
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
Phone
(62) 21-572 4350
Fax
(62) 21-572 4357
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 6th floor
Jl. Gatot Subroto No.2
Bandung
Phone/Fax: (62) 22-7303766
Surabaya
Hitech Mall lt IIB No. 12
Jl. Kusuma Bangsa 116 – 118
Surabaya Phone: (62) 31-5355035
Fax: (62)31-5477837
Yogyakarta
Hotel Natour Garuda
Jl. Malioboro No. 60
Yogyakarta
Phone: (62) 274-565478
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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
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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.
New :For All products
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
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Help for Users in Malaysia
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
New :For All products
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)
Phone:
603-56288222
❏ Enquiries on repair services & warranty, product usage and
technical support (Techline)
Phone:
603-56288333
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Help for Users in India
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
New :For all products
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.
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For Service (CDMA & Mobile Users) - 3900 1600 (9AM - 6PM)
Prefix local STD code
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:
New :For All products
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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Paper Information
Epson offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet
most high-quality printing needs.
Item
Explanation
Media name
Describes the media name.
Recommended
application
Describes the recommended application for the
media.
Size
Describes the paper size for cut sheet media and
the width for roll paper.
Thickness
Describes the thickness of each media.
Core diameter
Describes the core diameter of the roll paper.
Spindle tension
Describes the spindle tension.
Normal: Normal tension mode
High: High tension mode
Borderless
Describes whether borderless printing is available.
R or Recommended: R stands for
Recommended. The recommended paper for
borderless printing.
Possible: Borderless printing is possible.*
Impossible: Borderless printing is not supported.
* You can print without margins on paper;
however, it may deteriorate print quality, or may
produce unwanted margins due to paper
expansion or shrinkage. Also, some ordinary
paper products cannot be used for borderless
printing.
ICC profile
Describes the ICC profile of the media type. It is
shown as the profile name in the printer driver or
the application. The file name of the profile is used
as the profile name in the printer driver or the
application. Each profile is provided for the paper
products for which both Photo Black ink and
Matte Black ink can be used.
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Item
Explanation
Media type of the
printer driver
Describes the Media Type of the printer driver. Be
sure to match the media type you set in the
printer driver and the paper loaded in the printer;
otherwise, the print quality may decline.
Auto Cut
Describes whether Auto Cut is supported.
Y: Auto Cut is supported.
N: Auto Cut is not supported. Use a cutter sold at
a store to cut the paper.
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Roll paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Recommended application
Photograph / Contact Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
R
0.27 mm
3"
Normal
406 mm
16"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PGPP250.icc
-
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Photo
Paper
Y
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)
Recommended application
Photograph / Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
R
0.27 mm
3"
Normal
406 mm
16"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PSPP250.icc
-
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Photo
Paper
Y
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper (250)
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Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)
Recommended application
Photograph
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
R
0.27 mm
3"
Normal
254 mm
10"
300 mm
406 mm
16"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PLPP260.icc
-
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Photo
Paper
Premium Luster Photo
Paper (260)
Y
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Recommended application
Photograph
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
R
0.25 mm
3"
Normal
432 mm
17"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PPG250.icc
-
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Photo
Paper
Y
Photo Paper Gloss 250
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Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170)
Recommended application
Photograph / Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
420 mm (A2)
R*
0.18 mm
2"
Normal
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Photo
Paper
Y
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PGPP170.icc
Pro4450
PGPP170.icc
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (170)
* requires optional Borderless Print Spacer
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170)
Recommended application
Photograph / Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
420 mm (A2)
R*
0.18 mm
2"
Normal
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Photo
Paper
Y
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PSPP170.icc
Pro4450
PSPP170.icc
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper (170)
* requires optional Borderless Print Spacer
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Singleweight Matte Paper
Recommended application
Indoor Signage / Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
Possible
0.14 mm
2"
Normal
432 mm
17"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
SWMP_PK.icc
Pro4880
SWMP_MK.icc
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Matte
Paper
Y
Singleweight Matte
Paper
Pro4450
SWMP.icc
Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte
Recommended application
Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
Possible
0.25 mm
3"
Normal
329 mm
13"
432 mm
17"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
Proof_WS.icc
-
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Proofing
Paper
Y
Epson Proofing Paper
White Semimatte
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Epson Proofing Paper Publication
Recommended application
Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
Possible
0.2 mm
3"
Normal
329 mm
13"
432 mm
17"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
Proof_Pub.icc
-
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Proofing
Paper
Y
Epson Proofing Paper
Publication
Enhanced Matte Paper
Recommended application
Indoor Signage / Photograph/ Fine Art
Reproduction / Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
Possible
0.25 mm
3"
Normal
432 mm
17"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
EMP_PK.icc
Pro4880
EMP_MK.icc
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Matte
Paper
Y
Enhanced Matte Paper
Pro4450
EMP.icc
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UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Recommended application
Photograph/ Fine Art Reproduction
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
Possible
0.32 mm
3"
High
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Fine Art
Paper
N
432 mm
17"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
USFAP_PK.icc
Pro4880
USFAP_MK.icc
UltraSmooth Fine Art
Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Recommended application
Photograph/ Fine Art Reproduction
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Core
diameter
Spindle
tension
Possible
0.37 mm
3"
High
Media type of the printer driver
Auto
Cut
Fine Art
Paper
N
432 mm
17"
ICC profile
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
TFAP_PK.icc
Pro4880
TFAP_MK.icc
Textured Fine Art Paper
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Cut sheets
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Recommended application
Photograph / Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
A4
Recommended
0.27 mm
Letter
A3
Super A3/B
8" × 10"
Impossible
10" × 12"
Recommended
11" × 14"
Impossible
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PGPP.icc
-
Photo Paper
Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Recommended application
Photograph / Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
A4
Recommended
0.27 mm
Letter
A3
Super A3/B
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PSPP.icc
-
Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
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Premium Luster Photo Paper
Recommended application
Photograph / Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Letter
Recommended
0.27 mm
Super A3/B
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PLPP.icc
-
Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo
Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Recommended application
Indoor Signage / Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Super A3/B
Recommended
0.14 mm
A2
Impossible
US C
Recommended
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
SWMP_PK.icc
Pro4880
SWMP_MK.icc
Matte Paper
Singleweight Matte
Paper
Pro4450
SWMP.icc
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Recommended application
Indoor Signage / Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
A4
Recommended
0.12 mm
Letter
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
PQIJP_PK.icc
Pro4880
PQIJP_MK.icc
Matte Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Pro4450
PQIJP.icc
Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte
Recommended application
Contract Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Super A3/B
Recommended
0.25 mm
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
Proof_WS.icc
-
Proofing Paper
Epson Proofing Paper
White Semimatte
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Enhanced Matte Paper
Recommended application
Indoor Signage / Photograph / Fine Art
Reproduction / Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
A4
Recommended
0.26 mm
Letter
A3
Super A3/B
A2
Impossible
US C
Recommended
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
EMP_PK.icc
Pro4880
EMP_MK.icc
Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte
Paper
Pro4450
EMP.icc
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Archival Matte Paper
Recommended application
Indoor Signage / Photograph / Fine Art
Reproduction / Proof
Size
Borderless
Thickness
A4
Recommended
0.26 mm
A3
Super A3/B
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
ARMP_PK.icc
Pro4880
ARMP_MK.icc
Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
Pro4450
ARMP.icc
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Recommended application
Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Super A3/B
Recommended
0.29 mm
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
WCRW_PK.icc
Pro4880
WCRW_MK.icc
Fine Art Paper
Watercolor Paper Radiant White
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UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Recommended application
Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Super A3/B
Possible
0.46 mm
A2
Impossible
US C
Possible
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
USFAP_PK.icc
Pro4880
USFAP_MK.icc
Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art
Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Recommended application
Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction
Size
Borderless
Thickness
Letter
Recommended
0.48 mm
Super A3/B
A2
Impossible
US C
Recommended
ICC profile
Media type of the printer driver
Photo Black
Matte Black
Pro4880
VFAP_PK.icc
Pro4880
VFAP_MK.icc
Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
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Technical Support Web Site
Epson's Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems
that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting information in
your product documentation. If you have a Web browser and can
connect to the Internet, access the site at:
http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_4450
http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_4880
http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_4880C
If you need the latest drivers, FAQ's, manuals, or other
downloadables, access the site at:
http://www.epson.com
Then, select the support section of your local Epson Web site.
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Chapter 8
Product Information
Printer Specifications
Printing
Printing
method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle
configuration
EPSON Stylus Pro
4450
Black: 180 nozzles × 2
(Matte Black × 2)
Color: 180 nozzles × 6
(Cyan × 2, Magenta × 2, Yellow × 2)
EPSON Stylus Pro
4880/4880C
Black: 180 nozzles × 3
(Photo Black or Matte Black, Light
Black, Light Light Black)
Color: 180 nozzles × 5
(Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Light Cyan,
Vivid Light Magenta, Yellow)
Character mode
Character Pitch
Printing Column
10 cpi*
167
* characters per inch
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Raster graphic
mode
Horizontal
resolution
Printable width
Available dots
360 dpi*
425.8 mm
(17.03 inches)
5904
720 dpi
425.8 mm
(17.03 inches)
11814
1440 dpi
425.8 mm
(17.03 inches)
23629
2880 dpi
425.8 mm
(17.03 inches)
47259
* dots per inch
Resolution
Maximum 2880 × 1440 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional
Control code
ESC/P Raster
Line spacing
1/6 inch or programmable in
1440 inch increments
Paper feed speed
215 ± 10 mm seconds per 1/6 inch
line
RAM
64 MB
Character tables
PC 437 (US, Standard Europe)
PC 850 (Multilingual)
Character sets
EPSON Courier 10 cpi
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Printable area
A
B-L
B-R
C
A
B-L
B-R
C
Roll paper
The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")
Cut sheets
The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")
Roll paper
The minimum left margin is 0 mm (0")
Cut sheets
The minimum left margin is 0 mm (0")
Roll paper
The minimum right margin is .0 mm (0")
Cut sheets
The minimum right margin is 0 mm (0")
Roll paper
The minimum bottom margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")
Cut sheets
The minimum bottom margin is 14.0 mm (0.55")
For roll paper, the following margin widths can be selected using
the control panel as follows. For details, see “PAPER MARGIN”
on page 160.
Parameter
A
B-L
B-R
C
DEFAULT
See the list below.
T/B 15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
3 mm
15 mm
T/B 25 mm
25 mm
3 mm
3 mm
25 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
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The following table shows the default paper margin for the paper.
Roll Paper
Top/Bottom
Left/Right
Plain Paper
Singleweight Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)
Photo Paper Gloss 250
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170)
Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte
Epson Proofing Paper Publication
Textured Fine Art Paper
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
15 mm
3 mm
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)
20 mm
3 mm
Note:
The printer automatically detects the dimensions of the paper that is
loaded. Print data that exceeds the printable area of the paper cannot be
printed.
Mechanical
Paper feed method
Friction
Paper path
Roll paper
Cut sheets (paper tray/front manual
insertion/rear manual insertion)
Dimensions
Width: 848 mm (33.39 inches)
Depth: 765 mm (30.12 inches)
Height: 354 mm (13.94 inches)
Weight
EPSON Stylus Pro 4450:
Approx. 39.0 kg (85.8 lb) without consumables
EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C:
Approx. 40.2 kg (88.44 lb) without consumables
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Electrical
Rated voltage
100 to 240 V
Input voltage range
90 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 - 0.5 A
Power consumption
Approx. 55 W
5 W or less in Sleep mode
1 W or less in Power off mode
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for voltage information.
Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
Operation
10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Print Quality
Guarantee
15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F)
Storage
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
Operation
20 to 80% RH*
Print Quality
Guarantee
40 to 60% RH*
Storage
20 to 85% RH**
* Without condensation
** Stored in shipping container
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Operational conditions (temperature and humidity):
Standards and Approvals
Safety
UL 60950
CSA No. 60950
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EMC
EN 60950
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CAN/CAS-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class B
AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class B
EMC Directive 89/336/ECC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
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Paper
Roll paper:
Size
203 mm (8 inches) to 432 mm (17 inches) (W) ×
45000 mm (1771.68 inches) (L) when internal
diameter is 2 inches
203 mm (8 inches) to 432 mm (17 inches) (W) ×
202000 mm (7952.88 inches) (L) when internal
diameter is 3 inches
Outer diameter
103 mm (4.05 inches) maximum when 2/3 dual roll
feed spindle is set as 2 inch roll paper spindle
150 mm (5.90 inches) maximum when 2/3 dual roll
feed spindle is set as 3 inch roll paper spindle.
Paper types
Plain paper, special papers distributed by Epson
Thickness
(for plain paper)
0.08 to 0.11 mm (0.003 to 0.004 inches)
Weight
(for plain paper)
64 gf/m² (17 lb) to 90 gf/m² (24 lb)
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Cut sheets:
Size
8 × 10 inches, 203.2 × 254 mm
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches, 215.9 × 279.4 mm)
B4 (257 × 364 mm)
11 × 14 inches, 279.4 × 355.6 mm
US B (11 × 17 inches, 279.4 × 431.8 mm)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
300 × 450 mm
Super A3/B (329 × 483 mm)
B3 (364 × 515 mm)
400 × 600 mm
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
16 × 20 inches, 406.4 × 508 mm
US C (17 × 22 inches, 431.8 × 558.8 mm)
Paper types
Plain paper, special papers distributed by Epson
Thickness
(for plain paper)
0.08 to 0.11 mm (0.003 to 0.004 inches)
Weight
(for plain paper)
64 gf/m² (17 lb) to 90 gf/m² (24 lb)
Note:
❏ Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot attest to
the quality of any non-Epson brand or type of paper. Always test
samples of paper before purchasing large quantities or printing large
jobs.
❏ Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams
or other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher
grade of paper.
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❏ When the paper is curled or folded, flatten them before loading.
Ink cartridges
Colors
EPSON Stylus Pro 4450
Matte Black
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
EPSON Stylus Pro
4880/4880C
Photo Black
Matte Black
Light Black
Light Light Black
Cyan
Vivid Magenta
Yellow
Light Cyan
Vivid Light Magenta
Cartridge life
2 years from production date if unopened.
Within 6 months after opening package.
Temperature
Storage (uninstalled)
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Storage (installed)
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Capacity
110 ml
220 ml
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Dimensions
110 ml: 25.1 mm (W) × 165.8 mm (D) × 105.3 mm (H)
(0.98 inches (W) × 6.52 inches (D) × 4.14 inches (H))
220 ml: 25.1 mm (W) × 280.8 mm (D) × 105.3 mm (H)
(0.98 inches (W) × 11.05 inches (D) × 4.14 inches (H))
Weight
110 ml: Approx. 200 g (0.44 lb)
220 ml: Approx. 385 g (0.85 lb)
Note:
❏ The ink cartridges packaged with your printer are partly used
during initial setup. In order to produce high-quality prints, the
print head in your printer will be fully charged with ink. This one-off
process consumes a quantity of ink and therefore these cartridges
print fewer pages compared to subsequent ink cartridges.
❏ Actual ink consumption may vary depending on the images that you
are printing, the paper type that you are using, the frequency of your
printings and environmental conditions such as temperature.
❏ To ensure you receive premium print quality and to help protect
your print head, a variable ink safety reserve remains in the cartridge
when your printer indicates to replace the cartridge.
❏ Ink is consumed during the following operations: print head
cleaning and ink charging when an ink cartridge is installed.
❏ To maintain print quality, we recommend printing a few pages on
a regular basis.
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System Requirements
Your computer should meet the following system requirements
to use the printer driver.
To use your printer with Windows
Operating system
Windows Vista x64, Vista, XP x64, XP, 2000
CPU
Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or higher processor
Memory
256 MB RAM or more
Hard disk space
3 GB or more free hard disk space
Interface
USB2.0 High Speed
Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX
Display
SVGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution
Note:
❏ For Windows 2000, you must log in as a user with administrator
rights (a user belonging to the Administrators group).
❏ For Windows XP/Vista, you must log in as a user with an
Administrator account. You cannot install the printer driver with
a limited account. When you install the printer software in
Windows Vista, the password may be required. If you are asked for
the password, enter it and continue the operation.
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To use your printer with Mac OS X
Operating system
PowerPC-based Macintosh computers
running Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
Intel-based Macintosh computers with
Rosetta
CPU
PowerPC G4 867MHz or higher processor
Memory
256 MB or more available memory
Hard disk space
3 GB or more free disk space
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Interface Specifications
Your printer is equipped with a USB interface and an Ethernet
interface.
USB interface
The printer’s built-in USB interface is based on the standards
specified in the Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 2.0,
the Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1, and the
Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing Devices
Version 1.1. This interface has the following characteristics.
Standard
Based on Universal Serial Bus Specifications
Revision 2.0, Universal Serial Bus Specification
Revision 1.1, Universal Serial Bus Device Class
Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.1
Bit rate
480 Mbps (High Speed Mode)
12 Mbps (Full Speed Device)
Data encoding
NRZI
Adaptable connector
USB Series B
Recommended cable
length
5 meters (5.5 yard)
Note:
Only computer equipped with a USB connector and running
Windows XP, Vista, 2000, or Mac OS X.10.x support the USB
interface.
Ethernet interface
The printer has a built-in Ethernet interface. Use a 10BaseT and
100BaseTX STP (shielded twisted-pair) cable via the RJ-45
connector to connect to a network.
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Chapter 9
Options and Consumable Products
Options
The following options are available for use with your printer.
Note:
The availability of options and consumable products varies by location.
Roll paper spindle
To use optional spindles, see “Using Roll Paper” on page 195.
2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle
C12C811171
2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle (High Tension)
C12C811191
Roll Paper Belt
C12C890121
Borderless Print Spacer
When printing on roll paper with a width of 8 inches (203.2 mm)
or 420 mm (A2), attach the spacer to the spindle. To attach the
spacer to the spindle, see “Attaching the spacer to the spindle” on
page 197.
Borderless Print Spacer for 420 mm and
8 inch Roll Paper
C12C811201
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Consumable Products
The following consumable products are available for use with
your printer.
Paper cutter
If you notice the edge of the paper is not cut cleanly, you can
replace the cutter blade. See “Replacing the Paper Cutter” on page
240.
Auto Cutter Spare Blade
C12C815291
Maintenance Tank
This tank absorbs discharged liquid. If it becomes full, you need
to replace it. See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 239.
Maintenance Tank
C12C890191
Ink cartridges
To replace ink cartridges, see “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page
226.
Note:
The product number varies by country.
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EPSON Stylus Pro 4450 ink cartridges
Ink cartridge (Matte Black)
110 ml: T6138
220 ml: T6148
Ink cartridge (Cyan)
110 ml: T6132
220 ml: T6142
Ink cartridge (Magenta)
110 ml: T6133
220 ml: T6143
Ink cartridge (Yellow)
110 ml: T6134
220 ml: T6144
EPSON Stylus Pro 4880/4880C ink cartridges
Ink cartridge (Photo Black)
110 ml: T6051
220 ml: T6061, T6071
Ink cartridge (Matte Black)
110 ml: T6138
220 ml: T6148
Ink cartridge (Cyan)
110 ml: T6052
220 ml: T6062, T6072
Ink cartridge (Vivid Magenta)
110 ml: T6053
220 ml: T6063, T6073
Ink cartridge (Yellow)
110 ml: T6054
220 ml: T6064, T6074
Ink Cartridge (Light Black)
110 ml: T6057
220 ml: T6067, T6077
Ink cartridge (Light Cyan)
110 ml: T6055
220 ml: T6065, T6075
Ink cartridge (Vivid Light Magenta)
110 ml: T6056
220 ml: T6066, T6076
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Ink cartridge (Light Light Black)
110 ml: T6059
220 ml: T6069, T6079
Epson Special Media
Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, Epson
offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most
high-quality printing needs. For detailed information, see “Paper
Information” on page 299.
Note:
❏ The availability of special media varies by country.
❏ The names of some special media vary by country. Use the product
number to confirm the type of special media you need or have.
❏ For the latest information on media available in your area, contact
Epson customer support web site. See “Contacting Customer
Support” on page 288.
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Glossary
The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
application
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word
processing or financial planning.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding
system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols.
banding
The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics. This occurs
when the print heads are misaligned. See also MicroWeave.
bit
A binary digit (0 or 1), which is the smallest unit of information used by a printer
or computer.
brightness
The lightness or darkness of an image.
buffer
The portion of the printer's memory used to store data before printing it.
byte
A unit of information consisting of eight bits.
characters per inch (cpi)
A measure of the size of text characters, sometimes referred to as pitch.
CMYK
Cyan (blue-green), magenta, yellow, and black. These colored inks are used to
create the subtractive system array of printed color.
color matching
A method of processing color data so that colors displayed on a computer screen
closely match colors in printouts. A variety of color-matching software is
available. See also ColorSync and sRGB.
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ColorSync
Macintosh software that is designed so you get WYSIWYG (What You See Is What
You Get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your screen.
cpi
See characters per inch.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or
initialized.
DMA
Direct Memory Access. A data transfer feature that by-passes a computer’s CPU
and allows direct communication between the computer’s memory and
peripheral devices (such as printers).
dot matrix
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by a pattern
(matrix) of individual dots.
dpi
Dots per inch. The dpi measures the resolution. See also resolution.
drive
A memory device, such as CD-ROM, hard disk, or floppy disk. In Windows, a
letter is assigned to each drive for easy management.
driver
A software program that sends instructions to a computer peripheral to tell it
what to do. For example, your printer driver accepts print data from your word
processor application and sends instructions to the printer on how to print this
data.
economy printing
Printing in which images are printed with fewer dots to save ink.
error diffusion
Error diffusion blends individual colored dots with the colors of the surrounding
dots to create the appearance of natural colors. By blending colored dots, the
printer can achieve excellent colors and subtle color gradation. This method is
best suited for printing documents that contain detailed graphics or photographic
images.
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ESC/P
Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This system of commands
gives you control of your printer from your computer. It is standard for all Epson
printers and supported by most application programs for personal computers.
ESC/P Raster
A command language that gives you control of your printer from your computer.
Commands in this language produce laser-like features, such as enhanced
graphics printing.
font
A style of type designated by a family name.
grayscale
A scale of shades of gray from black to white. Grayscale is used to represent colors
when printing with black ink only.
halftones
Patterns of black or colored dots used to reproduce an image.
halftoning
Method of using dot patterns to represent an image. Halftoning makes it possible
to produce varying shades of gray using only black dots, or a nearly infinite array
of colors using only a few colors of dots. See also halftones.
head alignment
The operation to correct any misalignment of the print heads. Vertical banding
will be corrected.
head cleaning
The operation to clean any clogged nozzles for correct printing.
high speed printing
Printing in which images are printed in both directions. This provides faster
printing.
initialization
Returns the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions). This happens every
time you turn on the printer or reset the printer.
ink cartridge
The cartridge which contains ink.
ink jet
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by precisely
spraying ink onto paper.
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interface
The connection between the computer and the printer. A serial interface transmits
data one bit at a time.
interface cable
The cable that connects between the computer and the printer.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display. Shows various messages according to status of the
printer.
local printer
The printer which is connected to the computer’s port directly by interface cable.
media
Materials upon which data is printed, such as roll paper and cut sheets, plain
paper, and special paper.
memory
The part of the printer’s electronic system that is used to store information (data).
Some information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates.
Information that is sent to the printer from the computer is stored in the memory
temporarily. See also RAM and ROM.
MicroWeave
Printing in which images are printed in finer increments to reduce the possibility
of banding and to produce laser-like images. See also banding.
monochrome
This means printing with only one color of ink, which is generally black ink.
nozzle
Fine tubes in the print head through which ink is sprayed on the page. Print
quality may decline if print head nozzles are clogged.
nozzle check
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you perform a nozzle
check, the printer prints the firmware (ROM) version and a nozzle check pattern.
online help
Helpful comments related to the current window or dialog box.
Peer-to-peer networks
Windows 98 support peer-to-peer networking. Any computer can access the
resources of a computer on the network.
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PhotoEnhance
The Epson software to change the shade of tone, to correct image data and to
change the sharpness of the image data.
port
An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices.
printable area
The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical
size of the page due to margins.
printer driver
A software program that sends commands for using the features of a particular
printer. Often shortened to “driver”. See also driver.
printing mode
The number of dots per inch used to represent an image.
EPSON Stylus Pro 4450 has three printing mode settings: SuperFine (1440 dpi),
Fine (720 dpi), and Normal (360 dpi).
EPSON Stylus Pro 4880 has four printing mode settings: SuperPhoto (2880 dpi),
SuperFine (1440 dpi), Fine (720 dpi), and Normal (360 dpi).
print queue
If your printer is connected to a network, print jobs that are sent to the printer
while it is busy are stored in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be
printed.
Progress Meter
A meter that shows the progress of the current print job for Windows.
RAM
Random Access Memory. The portion of the printer's memory used as a buffer
and for storing user-defined characters. All data stored in RAM is lost when the
printer is turned off.
reset
To return a printer to its defaults by turning the printer off and then back on.
resolution
The number of dots per inch used to represent an image.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A portion of memory that can only be read and cannot be
used for data storage. ROM retains its contents when you turn off the printer.
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RGB
Red, green, and blue. These colors, in phosphors irradiated by the computer
monitor's electron gun, are used to create the additive array of screen colors.
Menu settings
Settings made using the printer’s control panel. In Menu mode, various printer
settings that are not available using the printer driver, such as test print settings,
can be made.
serial interface
See interface.
spool
The first step in printing, in which the printer driver converts the print data into
codes that your printer understands. This data is then sent to the printer directly
or to the print server.
Spool Manager
The software program that converts print data into codes that your printer
understands. See also spool.
sRGB
Windows software that is designed so you get WYSIWYG (What You See Is What
You Get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your screen.
Status Monitor
The software program that allows you to check the printer’s status.
subtractive colors
Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light and reflect others.
See also CMYK.
utility
A program for carrying out a specific function, which is usually related to system
maintenance.
WYSIWYG
Acronym for What You See Is What You Get. This term is used to describe
printout that looks exactly as it appeared on screen.
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Index
A
F
Adjust paper margin, 86
Fit to Page, 99
B
H
Banner printing, 127
Black-and-white photo printing, 82
Black ink cartridges, 231
Borderless printing, 86
Buttons, 145
Head Alignment, 175
Help (Mac OS X), 47
Help (Windows), 23
Host ICM, 69
I
C
Canceling printing (Mac OS X), 50
Canceling printing (Windows), 27
Cleaning
printer, 245
ColorSync, 69
Consumable products, 328
Custom, 100
Customer support, 288
Cut sheet media
media type, 330
using, 209, 214
D
Ink cartridges, 226, 231, 328
L
Loading roll paper, 199
M
Maintenance Mode, 188
Maintenance tank, 239
N
Notes for media, 193
Nozzle check pattern, 173
Driver ICM, 66
Dual roll feed spindle, 195
O
E
Options, 327
Enlarge size printing, 99
EPSON Printer Utility2, 42
EPSON special media, 193, 330
EPSON StatusMonitor (Mac OS X), 55
EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows),
33
Error indication, 254
Error message, 30
P
Page line, 205
Pages per sheet printing, 108
Paper cutter, 240
Paper Thickness, 183
PhotoEnhance (Windows), 80
Poster printing with margins, 111
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Printer utilities (Mac OS X), 53
Printer utilities (Windows), 31
Printing on the custom paper, 121
U
Uninstall (Mac OS X), 57
Uninstall (Windows), 38
R
Reduce size printing, 99
Replacing
Ink cartridges, 226
Maintenance tank, 239
Roll paper
loading, 199
media type, 330
S
SelecType
menus, 151
setting procedure, 157
usage, 150
SelecType menus
head alignment, 171
paper configuration, 168
printer setting, 159
Specifications
electrical, 318
interface, 326
Standards and Approvals, 319
Spindle
attaching the roll paper, 195
removing the roll paper, 198
Status Message, 149
Status Sheet, 186
Supported media type for borderless
printing, 88
T
Technical support, 288, 313
Transport the printer, 250
Troubleshooting, 254
Index
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