Epson EPL-N2550 User`s guide

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Contents
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Safety Instructions
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Power On/Off Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Printer
Where to Find Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Inside the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Chapter 2 Printer Features and Various Printing Options
Printer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
High-quality printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Toner save mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech). . . . . . . . . . . .31
Wide variety of fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Adobe PostScript 3 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
PCL6 Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
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Various Printing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Double-sided printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Fit to page printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Pages per sheet printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Watermark printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Overlay printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Web-Page Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Chapter 3 Paper Handling
Paper Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
MP tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Standard lower paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Selecting a paper source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
MP tray and standard lower paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Output tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Printing on Special Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Thick paper and extra thick paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Loading a custom paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Chapter 4 Using the Printer Software with Windows
About the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Making Changes to Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Making the print quality settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Duplex printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Displaying information about consumables with the printer
driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Ordering Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Resizing printouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
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Modifying the print layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Using a watermark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Using an overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Making Extended Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Making Optional Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Printing a status sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor . . . . . . . . 86
Installing EPSON Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Information on EPSON Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Simple Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Detailed Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Consumables Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Job Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Notice Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Order Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Tray Icon Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Setting Up the USB Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Uninstall the USB device driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Sharing the Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Sharing the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Setting up your printer as a shared printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Using an additional driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Setting up clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . 125
Chapter 5 Using the PostScript Printer Driver
About the PostScript 3 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Windows . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel
interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the PostScript printer driver for
the USB interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network
interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Accessing the PostScript printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Making changes to PostScript printer settings. . . . . . . . . . . .135
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . .137
Installing the PostScript printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Selecting the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Accessing the PostScript printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Making changes to PostScript printer settings. . . . . . . . . . . .143
Chapter 6 Using the PCL6 Printer Driver
About the PCL6 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Hardware requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Using the PCL6 Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Chapter 7 Using the Control Panel
Using the Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
When to make control panel settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
How to access the control panel menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Control Panel Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Tray Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Reset Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Parallel Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
USB Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Network Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
AUX Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
LJ4 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
PS3 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
ESCP2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
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FX Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I239X Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Cancel Job button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Reset menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 8 Installing Options
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit. . . .
Removing the 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit . . .
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an interface card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing an interface card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 9 Replacing Consumable Products
Replacement Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing an imaging cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuser Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the fuser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 10 Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Cleaning the pickup roller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
For long distances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
For short distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Finding a place for the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Chapter 11 Troubleshooting
Clearing Jammed Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Precautions for clearing jammed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Jam A (Cover A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Jam A B (Cover A or B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Jam DM (Cover DM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Jam MP A, Jam C1 A, Jam C2 A, Jam C3 A
(All paper cassettes and Cover A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Printing a Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
The Ready light does not turn on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
The printer does not print (Ready light off) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
The Ready light is on but nothing prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
The optional product is not available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
The Properties dialog box does not appear or it takes
too much time to open it (For Windows Only) . . . . . . . . .247
The amount of a toner remaining is not updated
(For Windows users only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Printout Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
The font cannot be printed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Printout is garbled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
The printout position is not correct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Graphics do not print correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
The background is dark or dirty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
White dots appear in the printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Print quality or tone is uneven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Half-tone images print unevenly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
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Toner smudges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Areas are missing in the printed image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Completely blank pages are output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
The printed image is light or faint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
The non-printed side of the page is dirty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Print quality decreased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Insufficient memory for current task . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Insufficient memory to print all copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Paper Handling Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Paper does not feed properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Problems Using Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
The message Invalid AUX /IF Card appears on
the LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Paper does not feed from the optional paper cassette . . . . . 256
Feed jam when using the optional paper cassette . . . . . . . . 257
An installed option cannot be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Correcting USB Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
USB connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Windows operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Printer software installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
The printer does not print correctly in the PostScript
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
The printer does not print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
The printer driver or printer that you need to use does not
appear in the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS 10.3.x),
Print Center (Mac OS 10.2.x), or Chooser (Mac OS 9) . . . 267
The font on the printout is different from that on
the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
The printer fonts cannot be installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth . . . . . . . . 268
The printer does not print normally via the parallel
interface (Windows 98 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
The printer does not print normally via the USB interface . 269
The printer does not print normally via the network
interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
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An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only). . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Insufficient memory to print data (Macintosh only). . . . . . .271
Printing in the PCL6 Mode Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
The printer does not print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
The font on the printout is different from that on
the screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth . . . . . . . .272
Appendix A Where To Get Help
Technical Support Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Contacting Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Before Contacting Epson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Appendix B Technical Specifications
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Available paper types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Paper that should not be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Standard and approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Ethernet interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Imaging cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Fuser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
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Appendix C Information about Fonts
Working with Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON BarCode Fonts (Windows Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding more fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Font Manager (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Symbol Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Introduction to symbol sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the LJ4 Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the ESC/P 2 or FX Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the I239X Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the PCL6 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
Safety
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your
printer.
Safety precautions
Be sure to follow the precautions carefully to ensure safe, efficient
operation:
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❏ Because the printer weighs approximately 19.5 kg (43 lb)
without the imaging cartridge and optional products
installed, one person should not lift or carry it. Two people
should carry the printer, lifting it by the correct positions as
shown below.
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Safety Instructions
❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HOT SURFACE and CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the
surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use, the fuser and
the surrounding areas may be very hot. If you must touch one
of these areas, wait 40 minutes to allow the heat to subside
before doing so.
a
b
a. CAUTION HOT SURFACE
b. CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE
❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some
components are sharp and may cause injury.
❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in this guide.
❏ Never force the printer’s components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ When handling an imaging cartridge, always place it on a
clean, smooth surface.
❏ Do not attempt to modify an imaging cartridge or take it apart.
It cannot be refilled.
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❏ Do not touch the toner. Keep the toner away from your eyes.
❏ Do not dispose of used imaging cartridges or fuser units in
fire, as they can explode and cause injury. Dispose of them
according to local regulations.
❏ If toner is spilled, use a broom and dustpan or a damp cloth
with soap and water to clean it up. Because the fine particles
can cause a fire or explosion if they come into contact with a
spark, do not use a vacuum cleaner.
❏ Wait at least one hour before using an imaging cartridge after
moving it from a cool to a warm environment to prevent
damage from condensation.
❏ Do not open the drum’s protective cover and avoid exposing
an imaging cartridge to room light any longer than necessary.
Overexposing the cartridge may cause abnormally dark or
light areas to appear on the printer page and reduce the life
of the cartridge.
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Safety Instructions
❏ To prevent damage from condensation, do not place the
printer in a location subject to extreme or rapid changes in
temperature or humidity, and do not move it from a cool to a
warm environment.
❏ Be sure to keep consumable components out of the reach of
children.
❏ Do not leave jammed paper inside the printer. This can cause
the printer to overheat.
❏ Avoid sharing outlets with other appliances.
❏ Use only an outlet that meets the power requirements of this
printer.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of the following instructions before operating your
printer:
When choosing a place and power source for the printer
❏ Place the printer near an electrical outlet where you can easily
plug in and unplug the power cord.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface.
❏ Do not put your printer where the cord will be stepped on.
❏ Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover them. Do not
put the printer on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface or
in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
❏ All interface connectors for this printer are Non-LPS
(non-limited power source).
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❏ Connect your printer to an electrical outlet that meets the
power requirements of this printer. Your printer’s power
requirements are indicated on a label attached to the printer.
If you are not sure of the power supply specifications in your
area, contact your local power company or consult your
dealer.
❏ If you are unable to insert the AC plug into the electrical
outlet, contact an electrician.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Use the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are
not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or
local power company.
❏ If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact a
qualified electrician.
❏ When connecting this product to a computer or other device
with a cable, ensure the correct orientation of the connectors.
Each connector has only one correct orientation. Inserting a
connector in the wrong orientation may damage both devices
connected by the cable.
❏ If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to a qualified service representative under the following
conditions:
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A.
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B.
If liquid has been spilled into it.
C.
If it has been exposed to rain or water.
Safety Instructions
D.
If it does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions since
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal
operation.
E.
If it has been dropped or the cabinet has been
damaged.
F.
If it exhibits a distinct change in performance,
indicating a need for service.
When using the printer
❏ The printer weighs about 19.5 kg (43 lb). One person should
not attempt to lift or carry the printer. Two people should
carry it.
❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet before cleaning.
❏ Use a well-wrung cloth for cleaning and do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
❏ Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases
inside or around this product. Doing so may cause fire.
❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in the printer’s documentation.
❏ Never force printer components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ Be sure to keep consumables out of the reach of children.
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❏ Do not use printer in a damp environment.
❏ Do not leave jammed paper inside the printer. This can cause
the printer to overheat.
❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
❏ Never spill liquid of any kind on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in the printer’s
documentation, do not attempt to service this product
yourself.
❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and may require repair by a qualified service
representative.
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, and in an effort to reduce air pollution
caused by power generation. Their standards and logos are
uniform among participating nations.
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Safety Information
Power cord
c
Caution:
Be sure the AC power cord meets the relevant local safety
standards.
Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of the
another cord may result in fire or electric shock.
This product’s power cord is for use with this product only. Use
with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.
Laser safety labels
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Warning:
The performance of procedures and adjustments other than those
specified in the printer’s documentation may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in the IEC60825
specifications. The label shown is attached to the back of the
printer in countries where required.
Internal laser radiation
Max. Average Radiation Power: 5 mW at laser aperture
Wavelength:
770 to 800 nm
Safety Instructions
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This is a Class III b Laser Diode Assembly that has an invisible
laser beam. The printer head unit is NOT A SERVICE ITEM,
therefore, the printer head unit should not be opened under any
circumstances. An additional laser warning label is affixed to the
inside of the printer.
Ozone safety
Ozone emission
Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the
printing process. Ozone is produced only when the printer is
printing.
Ozone exposure limit
The recommended exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 parts per
million (ppm) expressed as an average time-weighted
concentration over an eight (8) hour period.
The Epson laser printer generates less than 0.1 ppm for eight (8)
hours of continuous printing.
Minimize the risk
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone, you should avoid the
following conditions:
❏ Use of multiple laser printers in a confined area
❏ Operation in conditions of extremely low humidity
❏ Poor room ventilation
❏ Long, continuous printing together with any of the above
Printer location
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and heat
generated are:
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Safety Instructions
❏ Not blown directly into the user’s face
❏ Vented directly out of the building whenever possible
Power On/Off Cautions
Do not turn off the printer:
❏ After turning on the printer, wait until Ready appears on the
LCD panel.
❏ While the Ready light is flashing.
❏ While the Data light is on or flashing.
❏ While printing.
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Chapter 1
Getting to Know Your Printer
Where to Find Information
Setup Guide
Provides you with information on assembling the printer and
installing the printer software.
User’s Guide (this manual)
Provides you with detailed information on the printer’s functions,
optional products, maintenance, troubleshooting, and technical
specifications.
Network Guide
Provides network administrators with information on both the
printer driver and network settings.You need to install this guide
from the Network Utilities CD-ROM to your computer’s hard
disk before referring it.
Paper Jam Guide
Provides you with solutions for paper jam problems about your
printer you may need to refer to on a regular basis. We
recommend printing this guide and keeping it near the printer.
Online Help for printer software
Click Help for detailed information and instructions on the
printer software that controls your printer. Online help is
automatically installed when you install the printer software.
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Parts
1
Front view
1
b
1
1
a
1
1
c
d
1
e
1
a. paper support
b. control panel
c. MP tray (Multi-Purpose tray)
d. standard lower paper cassette
e. power switch
1
1
1
1
Getting to Know Your Printer
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Rear view
a
b
h
g
f
c
d
e
a. cover B
b. option covers
c. duplex connector
d. AC inlet
e. USB interface connector
f. parallel interface connector
g. Type B interface and slot cover
h. Ethernet interface connector
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Inside the printer
a
1
b
1
1
1
c
1
1
1
1
a. imaging cartridge
b. fuser unit
c. cover A
1
1
1
1
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Control panel
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
j
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a.
LCD panel
Displays printer status messages and
control panel menu settings.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Back button
Up button
Enter button
Down button
Use these buttons to access the control
panel menus, where you can make printer
settings and check the status of
consumable products. For instructions on
how to use these buttons, see "Using the
Control Panel Menus" on page 149.
f.
Error light
(Red)
On or flashes when an error has occurred.
Getting to Know Your Printer
g.
h.
i.
j.
Start/Stop
button
When the printer is printing, pressing this
button stops the printing.
When the error light is flashing, pressing
this button clears the error and switches
the printer to ready status.
Ready light
(Green)
On when the printer is ready, indicating
that the printer is ready to receive and
print data.
Off when the printer is not ready.
Data light
(Orange)
On when print data is stored in the print
buffer (the section of printer memory
reserved for receiving data) but not yet
printed.
Flashes when the printer is processing
data.
Off when no data remains in the print
buffer.
Cancel Job
button
Press once to cancel the current print job.
Press and hold for more than two seconds
to delete all jobs from the printer memory.
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Options and Consumable Products
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Options
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You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the
following options.
❏ 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit (C12C802002)
This unit holds one paper cassette. It increases paper-feeding
capacity up to 550 sheets of paper.
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1
❏ Duplex Unit (C12C813982)
This unit provides for automatic printing on both sides of the
paper.
❏ Memory Module
This option expands the printer’s memory by allowing you to
print complex and graphics-intensive documents. The
printer’s RAM can be increased up to 320 MB by adding one
additional 256 MB RAM DIMM.
Note:
Make sure that the DIMM you purchase is compatible with EPSON
products. For details, contact the store where you purchased this
printer or an EPSON qualified service representative.
Consumable products
The life of the following consumable products is monitored by the
printer. The printer lets you know when replacements are needed.
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Product name
Product code
Imaging Cartridge
0290
Fuser unit
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Chapter 2
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Printer Features and Various Printing
Options
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2
Printer Features
The printer comes with a full set of features that contributes to
ease of use and consistent, high-quality output. The main features
are described below.
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High-quality printing
When using the driver provided, your printer does 1200 RIT*
printing at a speed of up to 30 ppm (pages per minute) when
printing on A4 paper. You’ll appreciate the professional print
quality produced by your printer and its quick processing speed.
* Resolution Improvement Technology
2
2
2
Toner save mode
To reduce the amount of toner used in printing documents, you
can print rough drafts using the Toner Save mode.
2
2
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech)
2
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) is an original
Epson printer technology that improves the appearance of
printed lines, text, and graphics.
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2
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Wide variety of fonts
The printer comes with a selection of 95 Laser-Jet-compatible
scalable fonts, and 5 bitmap fonts in LJ4 emulation mode to
provide you with the fonts you need to create
professional-looking documents.
Adobe PostScript 3 Mode
The printer’s Adobe PostScript 3 Mode provides you with the
ability to print documents formatted for PostScript printers.
Seventeen scalable fonts are included. IES (Intelligent Emulation
Switch) and SPL (Shared Printer Language) support allow the
printer to switch between the PostScript mode and other
emulations as print data is received at the printer.
PCL6 Emulation Mode
The PCL6 Emulation mode provides you with the ability to print
documents in the PCL6/5e printing language with this printer.
Various Printing Options
This printer provides you with a variety of different printing
options. You can print in various formats, or can print using many
different types of paper.
The following explains the procedure for each type of printing.
Choose the appropriate one for your printing.
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Double-sided printing
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"Duplex Unit" on page 198
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"Duplex printing" on page 65
2
2
2
2
Lets you print on both sides of the paper.
Note:
You need an optional Duplex Unit installed on your printer in order to
automatically print on both sides of the paper.
2
2
2
2
2
2
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Fit to page printing
"Resizing printouts" on page 68
Lets you automatically enlarge or reduce the size of your
document to fit the paper size you selected.
Pages per sheet printing
"Modifying the print layout" on page 71
Lets you print two or four pages on a single sheet.
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Printer Features and Various Printing Options
Watermark printing
2
"Using a watermark" on page 73
2
2
2
2
Lets you print text or an image as a watermark on your printout.
For example, you can put “Confidential” on an important
document.
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
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Overlay printing
"Using an overlay" on page 76
Lets you prepare standard forms or template on your printout
that you can use as overlays when printing other documents.
Note:
The Overlay printing function is not available in the PostScript 3 mode.
Web-Page Printing
EPSON Web-To-Page lets you make Web pages fit to your paper
size when printing. You can also see a preview before printing.
Note:
❏ This software is for Windows only.
❏ Install EPSON Web-To-Page from the printer software CD-ROM
to use this function.
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Accessing EPSON Web-To-Page
After you install EPSON Web-To-Page, the menu bar is displayed
on the Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar. If it does not appear,
select Toolbars from the View menu of Internet Explorer, and
then select EPSON Web-To-Page.
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2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
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Chapter 3
Paper Handling
Paper Sources
This section describes the combinations of paper sources and
paper types that you can use.
MP tray
Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
Weight: 60 to 90
g/m²
A3, A4, A5,
Letter (LT), B4, B5,
Half-Letter (HLT), Executive
(EXE), Legal (LGL),
Government Letter (GLT),
Government Legal (GLG), B
(Ledger), F4
Up to 150 sheets (75
g/m²)
Up to 200 sheets (64
g/m²)
(Total thick stack:
up to 17.5 mm)
Custom-size paper:
76.2 × 98.4 mm minimum
304.8 × 508 mm maximum
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Envelopes
Monarch (MON), C10, DL,
C5, C6, IB5
Up to 10 envelopes
(Total thick stack:
up to 17.5 mm)
Labels
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 75 sheets
Paper Handling
Thick
paper/Extra
thick paper
Weight: 91 to 216
g/m²
A3, A4, A5,
Letter (LT), B4, B5,
Half-Letter (HLT), Executive
(EXE), Legal (LGL),
Government Letter (GLT),
Government Legal (GLG), B
(Ledger), F4
Up to 17.5 mm thick
stack
3
3
3
Custom-size paper:
76.2 × 98.4 mm minimum
304.8 × 508 mm maximum
Transparencies
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 100 sheets
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Standard lower paper cassette
3
Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
Weight: 60 to 90
g/m²
A3, A4, A5, B4, B5,
Letter (LT), Legal (LGL)
Up to 250 sheets
(Total thick stack:
up to 27.6 mm)
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Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
Weight: 60 to 90
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A3, A4, A5, B4, B5,
Letter (LT), Legal (LGL)
Up to 550 sheets
(Total thick stack:
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Manual selection
You can use the printer driver or the printer’s control panel to
select a paper source manually.
To access the printer driver, see "Accessing the printer driver" on
page 58.
And to use the printer’s control panel, see "Using the Control
Panel Menus" on page 149.
Using the printer driver:
❏ Access the printer driver, click the Basic Settings tab, and
select the paper source that you want to use from the Paper
Source list. Then click OK.
Using the printer’s control panel:
❏ Access the control panel’s Setup Menu, then select
Paper Source and specify the paper source you want to use.
Auto selection
You can use the printer driver or the printer’s control panel to
select a paper source containing the appropriate size of paper
automatically.
To access the printer driver, see "Accessing the printer driver" on
page 58.
And to use the printer’s control panel, see "Using the Control
Panel Menus" on page 149.
Using the printer driver:
❏ Access the printer driver, click the Basic Settings tab, and
select Auto Selection as the paper source. Then click OK.
Using the printer’s control panel:
❏ Access the control panel’s Setup Menu, and select
Paper Source, then select Auto.
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The printer will search for a paper source containing the specified
paper size in the following order.
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Lower Cassette 1
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Lower Cassette 1
Lower Cassette 2
Lower Cassette 3
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❏ If you make paper size settings or paper source settings in your
application, these settings may override the printer driver settings.
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from the MP tray regardless of the Paper Source setting.
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❏ You can change the priority of the MP tray by using the MP Mode
setting in the control panel’s Setup Menu. For details, see "Setup
Menu" on page 158.
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Loading Paper
This section describes how to load paper into the MP tray and the
standard lower paper cassette. If you use special media such as
transparencies or envelopes, see also "Printing on Special Media"
on page 50.
You can load various paper sizes by expanding the MP tray or
standard lower paper cassette as shown in the illustration below.
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Note:
When loading 432 mm or longer size paper into the MP tray, remove
the MP tray cover and let the bottom edge of the paper stick out. For
details, see "Loading a custom paper size" on page 56.
For standard lower paper cassette
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MP tray and standard lower paper cassette
The MP tray is the most flexible paper source, accommodating
various paper sizes and paper types. See "MP tray" on page 38 for
details.
For information on the paper sizes and types supported by the
standard lower paper cassette, see "Standard lower paper
cassette" on page 39.
Note:
MP tray can be set into the upper paper cassette slot only, and standard
lower paper cassette can be set into the lower paper cassette slot only.
Do not set into the different slot by force.
Follow these steps to load paper into the MP tray.
Note:
The procedure for loading paper into the standard lower paper cassette
is the same as that for the MP tray.
1. Pull out the MP tray.
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2. Remove the MP tray cover.
3. Adjust the paper cassette size to accommodate the paper you
are loading.
When loading A4, Letter (LT), B5, or A5 size paper
Slide the side paper guide outward while pinching the knob.
Then, slide the end paper guide while pinching the knob, to
accommodate the paper you are loading.
When loading A3, B4, Legal (LGL) size paper
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Unlock the lock levers.
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Expand the paper cassette to accommodate the paper you are
loading, and lock the lock levers.
Note:
When loading A3 size paper, expand the paper cassette all the way
out until the A3 arrow mark is aligned opposite with the arrow mark
below the lock lever. When loading B4 or Legal (LGL) size paper,
expand the paper cassette until the B4/LG14 arrow mark is aligned
opposite with the arrow mark below the lock lever.
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Doing so may damage the paper cassette.
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Slide the side paper guide outward while pinching the knob.
Then, slide the end paper guide while pinching the knob, to
accommodate the paper you are loading.
4. Load a stack of the desired paper on the center of the paper
cassette with the printable surface facing up. Then slide the
side paper guide while pinching the knob until it is against
the right side of the stack to get a snug fit.
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5. Set the paper cassette label into the label holder on the front
of the paper cassette.
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6. Replace the MP tray cover, making sure the front edge is flush
and as far forward as possible. And reinsert the paper cassette
in the printer.
Note:
❏ When loading paper that is 432 mm or longer, you do not have
to reattach the MP tray cover. For details, see "Loading a
custom paper size" on page 56.
❏ The following paper sizes are detected automatically. When
loading other paper sizes or fixing the paper size despite the
loaded paper size, use the control panel to set the paper size. For
details, see "Tray Menu" on page 153.
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Detected paper sizes:
MP tray:
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Legal (LGL)
Standard lower paper A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, Letter (LT),
cassette:
Legal (LGL)
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7. Extend the paper support to accommodate the size of the
paper loaded in the lower paper cassette to prevent it from
slipping off the printer.
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Universal Paper Cassette Unit are the same as the standard lower
paper cassette. For more information, see "550-Sheet Universal
Paper Cassette Unit" on page 39.
The paper-loading procedure is also the same as that for the
standard lower paper cassette. For detailed information, see "MP
tray and standard lower paper cassette" on page 43.
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Output tray
The face-down tray is located on the top of the printer. Your
printouts will be stacked facing down.
You can use the face-down tray with the following types of paper.
Paper type:
All types of paper that are supported can be used.
Capacity:
Up to 250 sheets of plain paper
When printing on B4 or larger size paper, pull out the paper
support to prevent your printouts from slipping off the printer.
Printing on Special Media
You can print on special media such as thick paper, envelopes,
transparencies, and labels.
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Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be changed
by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot guarantee the quality of
any type of media. Always test samples of media stock before purchasing
large quantities or printing large jobs.
Envelopes
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parts of an envelope have different thicknesses. Print one or two
envelopes to check the print quality.
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Do not use window envelopes. The plastic on most window
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❏ Duplex printing is not available for envelopes.
❏ Depending on the quality of envelopes, the printing environment,
or the printing procedure, envelopes might be wrinkled. Make a trial
print run before you print on a lot of envelopes.
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❏ When printed envelopes are wrinkled, open Cover B and push up
the form feed pressure change levers at both sides of the fuser unit
until they are in the vertical position. It may reduce the wrinkles in
the envelopes. When using paper other than envelopes, be sure to
push the levers back down.
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Warning:
Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch
the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT SURFACE and
CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If
the printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 40
minutes to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
When loading envelopes, you should make paper settings as
shown below:
Paper Source
MP tray (up to 10 envelopes)
MP Tray Size setting in the
Tray Menu
Mon, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: Mon, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
Paper Source: MP tray
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Note:
When printing on envelopes, set the envelope size on the MP Tray Size
setting in the Tray Menu on the control panel.
Please note the following tips for handling this media.
❏ Load envelopes with the flap closed and facing forward as
shown below.
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Make sure that the minimum size of envelopes meets the following
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Labels
You can load up to 17.5 mm thick stack of labels into the MP tray
at a time. However, you may need to feed some labels one sheet
at a time, or load them manually.
Note:
❏ Duplex printing is not available for labels.
❏ Depending on the quality of labels, the printing environment, or the
printing procedure, labels might be wrinkled. Make a trial print run
before you print on a lot of labels.
When loading labels, you should make paper settings as shown
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MP tray (up to 75 sheets)
MP Tray Size setting in the Tray
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Auto (or A4, LT)
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Paper Size: A4, LT
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Paper Type: Labels
Note:
❏ You should only use labels designed for laser printers or plain-paper
copiers.
❏ To prevent the label adhesive from coming into contact with printer
parts, always use labels that completely cover the backing sheet, with
no gaps between the individual labels.
❏ Press a sheet of paper on top of each sheet of labels. If the paper sticks,
do not use those labels in your printer.
❏ You may have to make the setting Thick* for Paper Type in the
Setup Menu.
* When using especially thick labels, set Paper Type to ExtraThk.
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Thick paper and extra thick paper
When loading thick or extra thick paper, you should make paper
settings as shown below:
Paper Source
MP tray (up to 17.5 mm thick stack)
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, LT, HLT, EXE,
LGL, GLG, B, GLT, F4
Paper Source: MP tray
Paper Type: Thick (for 90 to 157 g/m²
paper) or Extra Thick (for 157 to 216 g/m²
paper)
Note:
Using extra thick paper with the Duplex Unit may cause paper jams.
Print each side of the paper separately when using extra thick paper.
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Transparencies
When loading transparencies, you should make paper settings as
shown below:
Paper Source
MP tray (up to 100 sheets)
MP Tray Size setting in the Tray
Menu
Auto (or A4, LT)
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: A4, LT
Paper Source: MP tray
Paper Type: Transparency
Loading a custom paper size
You can load non-standard size paper into the MP tray as long as
it meets the following size requirements:
76.2 × 98.4 mm to 304.8 × 508.0 mm
When loading a custom paper size, you should make paper
settings as shown below:
Paper Source
MP tray (up to 150 sheets (75 g/m²), up
to 200 sheets (64 g/m²))
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: User Defined Size
Paper Source: MP tray
Paper Type: Plain or Thick
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When loading 432 mm or longer size paper into the MP tray,
remove the MP tray cover and let the bottom edge of the paper
stick out as shown below.
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❏ Access the printer driver, then select User-Defined Size from the
Paper Size list on the Basic Settings tab. In the User Defined Paper
Size dialog box, adjust the Paper Width, Paper Length, and Unit
settings to match your custom paper. Then click OK and your
custom paper size will be saved.
❏ If you cannot use the printer driver as explained above, make this
setting at the printer by accessing the control panel’s Printing Menu
and selecting CTM (custom) as the Page Size setting.
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Chapter 4
Using the Printer Software with Windows
About the Printer Software
The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings
to get the best results from your printer. EPSON Status Monitor
lets you check the status of your printer.
See "Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor" on
page 86 for more information.
Accessing the printer driver
You can access the printer driver directly from any application
programs, from your Windows operating system.
The printer settings made from many Windows applications
override the setting made when the printer driver is accessed
from the operating system, so you should access the printer driver
from your application to make sure that you get the result you
want.
Note:
The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver
settings.
From the application
To access the printer driver, click the Print or Page Setup from
the File menu. You also need to click Setup, Options, Properties,
or a combination of these buttons.
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Windows XP or Server 2003 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, click Printers and Faxes,
then click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click
Printing Preferences.
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To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click
Properties.
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Windows 2000 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Printing
Preferences.
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Making Changes to Printer Settings
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Making the print quality settings
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You can change the print quality of printouts through settings in
the printer driver. With the printer driver, you can make the print
settings by choosing from a list of predefined settings, or
customizing the settings.
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You can change the print quality of printouts to favor speed or
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When Automatic is selected on the Basic Settings tab, the printer
driver takes care of all detailed settings according to the setting
you select. Print quality is the only setting you have to make. You
can change other settings such as paper size or orientation in most
applications.
Note:
The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver
settings.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click Automatic, then choose desired printing quality.
3. Click OK to apply the settings.
The printer driver provides the following quality modes.
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Draft, Text&Image, Photo
Note:
If printing is unsuccessful or a memory-related error message appears,
selecting a different print quality may allow printing to proceed.
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Using the predefined settings
The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize print
settings for a particular kind of printout, such as presentation
documents or images taken by a video or digital camera.
Follow the steps below to use the predefined settings.
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1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select Advanced. You will find the predefined settings in
the list below of Automatic.
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Note:
This screen may vary depending on your operating system version.
3. Select the most appropriate setting from the list according to
the type of document or image you want to print.
When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Resolution and Graphics are set automatically. Changes are
shown in the current settings list on the Setting Information dialog
box that appears by pressing the Setting Info. button on the
Optional Settings tab.
This printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
Draft
Suitable for printing inexpensive drafts.
Text & Image
Suitable for printing documents that include text and images.
Photo
Suitable for printing photos.
Customizing print settings
If you need to change detailed settings, make the settings
manually.
Follow the steps below to customize your print settings.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click Advanced, then click More Settings.
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3. Choose the desired printing resolution with the Resolution
slider bar, then select the Graphics settings.
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❏ This screen may vary depending on your operating system
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each setting.
4. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Basic Settings
tab.
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Saving your settings
To save your custom settings, click Advanced, then click Save
Settings on the Basic Settings tab. The Custom Settings dialog
box appears.
Type a name for your custom settings in the Name box, then click
Save. Your settings will appear in the list below of Automatic
on the Basic Settings tab.
Note:
❏ You cannot use a predefined setting name for your custom settings.
❏ To delete a custom setting, click Advanced, click Save Settings
on the Basic Settings tab, select the setting in the Custom Settings
dialog box, then click Delete.
❏ You cannot delete predefined settings.
If you change any setting in the More Settings dialog box when
one of your custom settings is selected in the Advanced Settings
list on the Basic Settings tab, the setting selected in the list
changes to Custom Settings. The custom setting that was
previously selected is not affected by this change. To return to
your custom setting, simply reselect it from the current settings
list.
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Duplex printing
Duplex printing prints on both sides of the paper. When printing
for binding, the binding edge can be specified as required to
produce the desired page order.
Printing with the Duplex Unit
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Follow the steps below to print with the Duplex Unit.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
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the Binding position.
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4. Specify the Binding Margin for the front and back sides of the
paper, then select whether the front or back side of the paper
is to be printed as the Start Page.
5. When printing for binding as a booklet, select the Binding
Method check box and make appropriate settings. For details
about each setting, see online help.
6. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Basic Settings
tab.
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Displaying information about consumables with
the printer driver
The amount of toner remaining is displayed on the Basic Settings
tab when EPSON Status Monitor is installed. The Order Online
button is also available. You can set the interval at which the
information about the consumables is updated on the
Consumables Info Settings dialog box that appears by clicking the
Consumables Info Settings button on the Optional Settings tab.
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❏ The driver and EPSON Status Monitor use different methods to
measure the amount of toner remaining in the cartridge. Because of
this, the information that is displayed in EPSON Status Monitor
and the Basic Settings tab might be different. Use EPSON Status
Monitor to get more detailed information.
❏ The country/region and URL for a web site must be specified when
installing EPSON Status Monitor to use the function for ordering
consumables online.
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Ordering Consumables
To order consumables online, click the Order Online button on
the Basic Settings tab. See "Order Online" on page 100 for details.
Resizing printouts
You can have your document enlarged or reduced during
printing.
To automatically resize pages to fit the output paper
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
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2. Select the Zoom Options check box, then select the desired
paper size from the Output Paper drop-down list. The page
will be printed to fit on the paper you have selected.
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corner of the paper) or Center (to print reduced page image
with centering) for Location setting.
4. Click OK to apply the settings.
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1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Zoom Options check box.
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3. Select the Zoom To check box, then specify the magnification
percentage in the box.
Note:
The percentage can be set between 50% and 200% in 1%
increments.
4. Click OK to apply the settings.
If necessary, select the paper size to be printed from the Output
Paper drop-down list.
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Modifying the print layout
Your printer can print either two or four pages onto a single page
and specifies the printing order, automatically resizing each page
to fit the specified paper size. You can also choose to print
documents surrounded by a frame.
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1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Print Layout check box and the number of pages
you want to print on one sheet of paper. Then click More
Settings. The Print Layout Settings dialog box appears.
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3.
Select the Page Order in which the pages are printed on each
sheet.
4. Select the Print the Frame check box when you want to print
the pages surrounded by a frame.
Note:
The Page Order choices depend on the number of pages selected
above, and the paper orientation (Portrait or Landscape) selected on
the Basic Settings tab.
5. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Advanced
Layout tab.
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Using a watermark
Follow the steps below to use a watermark on your document. On
the Advanced Layout tab or Watermark dialog box, you can
select from a list of predefined watermarks, or you can make an
original watermark with text or a bitmap. The Watermark dialog
box also allows you to make a variety of detailed watermark
settings. For example, you can select the size, intensity, and
position of your watermark.
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select a watermark that you want to use from the Watermark
drop-down list. If you want to make detailed settings, click
Watermark Settings. The Watermark dialog box appears.
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3. Adjust the image intensity of the watermark with the
Intensity slider bar.
4. Select Front (to print the watermark in the foreground of the
document) or Back (to print the watermark in the
background of the document) for the Position setting.
5. Select the location on the page where you want to print the
watermark from the Location drop-down list.
6. Adjust the X (horizontal) or Y (vertical) Offset position.
7. Adjust the size of the watermark with the Size slider bar.
8. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Advanced
Layout tab.
Making a new watermark
You can make a new watermark as follows:
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
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2. Click New/Delete. The User Defined Watermarks dialog box
appears.
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The User Defined Watermarks dialog box also appears by clicking
New/Delete in the Watermark dialog box.
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in the Name box.
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This screen appears when you select Text.
4. If you select Text, type the watermark text in the Text box. If
you select BMP, click Browse, select the BMP file you want to
use, then click OK.
5. Click Save. Your watermark will appear in the List box.
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Note:
You can register up to 10 watermarks.
Using an overlay
The Overlay Settings dialog box allows you to prepare standard
forms, or templates, that you can use as overlays when printing
other documents. This feature can be useful for creating corporate
letterheads or invoices.
Note:
The overlay function is available only when High Quality (Printer) is
selected for the Printing Mode in the Extended Settings dialog box from
the Optional Settings tab.
Creating an overlay
Follow the steps below to create and save a form overlay file.
1. Open your application and create the file that you want to use
as an overlay.
2. When the file is ready to be saved as an overlay, choose Print
or Print Setup from the File menu of your application, then
click Printer, Setup, Options, Properties, or a combination of
these buttons, depending on your application.
3. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
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4. Select the Form Overlay check box, then click Overlay
Settings. The Overlay Settings dialog box appears.
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5. Select Create Overlay Data, then click Settings. The Form
Settings dialog box appears.
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6. Select the Use Form Name check box, then click Add Form
Name. The Add Form dialog box appears.
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If the Assign to Paper Source check box is selected, the form
name is displayed in the Paper Source drop-down list on the Basic
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7. Type the form name in the Form Name box and its description
in the Description box.
8. Select To Front or To Back to specify whether the overlay will
be printed as background or foreground of the document.
9. Click Register to apply the settings and return to Form
settings dialog box.
10. Click OK in the Form Settings dialog box.
11. Click OK in the Overlay Settings dialog box.
12. Print the file saved as overlay data. It is possible to save any
kind of file as an overlay. The overlay data is created.
Printing with an overlay
Follow the steps below to print a document with overlay data.
1. Open the file to print with overlay data.
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2. From the application, access the printer driver. Open the File
menu, choose Print or Print Setup, then click Printer, Setup,
Options, Properties, or a combination of these buttons,
depending on your application.
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Settings to open the Overlay Settings dialog box.
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to return the Advanced Layout tab.
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If the Assign to Paper Source check box is selected, the form
name is displayed in the Paper Source drop-down list on the Basic
Settings tab. You can also select the form without accessing the
dialog box above.
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Different printer settings overlay data
The overlay data is made with the current printer settings (such
as Orientation: Portrait). If you want to make the same overlay
with different printer settings (such as Landscape), follow the
instructions below.
1. Re-access the printer driver as described in step 2 in "Creating
an overlay" on page 76.
2. Make the printer settings and exit the printer driver.
3. Send the same data that you made by application to the
printer like step 12 in "Creating an overlay" on page 76.
This setting is available only for Form Name data.
Making Extended Settings
You can make various settings in the Extended Settings dialog
box. To open the dialog box, click Extended Settings on the
Optional Settings tab.
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Printing mode:
High Quality (PC):
Select this mode if you use a computer
with higher specs to reduce the printer
load.
In this mode, functions such as “Form
Overlay,” and “Print true type with
fonts with substitution” cannot be
used.
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High Quality (Printer):
Select this mode if you use a computer
with lower specs to reduce the PC
load.
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Print True Type fonts as
bitmap radio button:
Select this check box to print, as
bitmap, the True Type fonts that are
not substituted with device fonts in the
document.
Print True Type fonts with
substitution radio button:
Select this check box to print the True
Type fonts in the document as device
fonts. This function is not available
when the Printing Mode setting is set to
High Quality (PC).
Setting button:
Click this button to open the Font
Substitution dialog box. This button is
available when Print True Type fonts
with substitution is selected.
Uses the settings specified
on the printer radio button:
Select this check box to use the Offset,
the Skip blank page, and Ignore the
selected paper size settings on the
control panel.
Uses the settings specified
on the driver radio button:
Select this check box to use the Offset,
the Skip blank page, and Ignore the
selected paper size settings in the
printer driver.
Offset:
Makes fine adjustments to the printing
position on the front and the back of
data on a page in 0.5 mm increments.
Density:
Select a print density in the range 1 to
5. Adjust the print density to any of 5
levels to make your printout lighter or
darker. 1 is the lightest, 5 is the darkest.
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Skip Blank Page check box:
The printer will automatically remove
any blank pages from the print job to
save paper.
Ignore the selected paper
size check box:
When you select this check box, the
printer prints on loaded paper,
regardless of size.
High Speed Graphics
Output check box:
Select this check box to optimize the
printing speed of graphics composed
of line drawings such as overlaid
circles and squares.
Clear this check box if graphics do not
print correctly.
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Uses the collate settings
specified in the application
check box:
Select this check box to enable the
collate settings that are specified on
the application.
Uses the spooling method
provided by the operating
system check box:
Select this check box to enable the
Spool function for Windows XP, 2000, or
Server 2003.
Extended Printable Area
check box*1*2:
Select this check box to extend
printable area by decreasing the
margins to 4 mm.
Default button:
Click this button to return the driver
settings to the initial settings.
Help button:
Click this button to open online help.
Cancel button:
Click this button to exit the dialog box
or printer driver without saving the
settings.
OK button:
Click this button to save the settings
and to exit the dialog box or printer
driver.
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When Extended Printable Area check box is selected, there is 4-mm minimum
margin on all sides.
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Making Optional Settings
You can update the installed option information manually if you
have installed options to your printer.
For Windows XP/2000:
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1. Open the printer’s Properties dialog box.
2. Click the Optional Settings tab, then select Update the
Printer Option Info Manually.
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4. Make settings for each installed option, then click OK.
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Printer Option Info Manually.
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Printing a status sheet
To confirm the current status of the printer, print a status sheet
from the printer driver. The status sheet contains information
about the printer, the current settings.
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1. Access the printer driver.
2. Click the Optional Settings tab and then click Status Sheet.
The printer starts printing a status sheet.
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Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status
Monitor
Installing EPSON Status Monitor
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Status Monitor.
1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running
on your computer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
Note:
❏ If the language selection window appears, select your country.
❏ If the Epson Installation Program screen does not appear
automatically, double-click the My Computer icon,
right-click the CD-ROM icon, click OPEN in the menu that
appears, then double-click Epsetup.exe.
3. Click User Installation.
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4. Click Custom Install.
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See the Network Guide for information on installing EPSON Status
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6. In the dialog box that appears, make sure that your printer’s
icon is selected, and click OK.
7. When the software license agreement screen appears, read the
statement and then click Accept.
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8. In the dialog box that appears, select your country or region,
and the URL for EPSON’s Web site in that country or region
appears. Then click OK.
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❏ In the dialog box, you can set the URL for the site where you
can order consumables online. See "Order Online" on page 100
for details.
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settings of the URL.
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not appear, but the EPSON Status Monitor installation
continues.
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Accessing EPSON Status Monitor
EPSON Status Monitor is a utility program that monitors your
printer and gives you information about its current status.
Follow the steps below to access EPSON Status Monitor.
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1. Right-click the tray icon on the taskbar.
2. Select your printer name and then Simple Status. The Simple
Status window appears.
Note:
You can also access EPSON Status Monitor by clicking the Simple
Status button on the Optional Settings tab.
To find detailed information on EPSON Status Monitor, see
"Information on EPSON Status Monitor" on page 91, "Simple
Status" on page 92, "Detailed Status" on page 93, "Consumables
Information" on page 94, "Job Information" on page 96, "Notice
Settings" on page 99, "Order Online" on page 100, and "Tray Icon
Settings" on page 102.
Note for Windows XP users:
EPSON Status Monitor is not available when printing from a Remote
Desktop connection.
Note for Netware users:
When monitoring NetWare printers, a Novell Client that corresponds
to your operating system must be used. Operation is confirmed for the
versions below:
❏ For Windows 98:
Novell Client 3.4 for Windows 95/98
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❏ For Windows XP or 2000:
Novell Client 4.91 SP1 for Windows 2000/XP
❏ To monitor a NetWare printer, connect only one print server to each
queue. For directions, see the Network Guide for the printer.
❏ You cannot monitor a NetWare queue printer beyond the IPX router
because the setting for IPX hops is 0.
❏ This product supports NetWare printers configured by a
queue-based printing system such as Bindery or NDS. You cannot
monitor NDPS (Novell Distributed Print Services) printers.
Information on EPSON Status Monitor
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You can obtain information about EPSON Status Monitor such as
product versions or interface versions.
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Simple Status
The Simple Status window indicates printer status, errors, and
warnings.
This window appears by right-clicking the tray icon on the
taskbar, then selecting your printer name, then clicking Simple
Status. This window also appears when errors occur according
to the Pop-up Notice you select in the Notice Settings dialog box.
If you wish to see more information about the status of your
printer, click Details.
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Detailed Status
You can monitor detailed printer status by right-clicking the tray
icon on the taskbar, then selecting your printer name, then
clicking Detailed Status.
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Icon/Message:
The icon and message show the printer
status.
b.
Printer image:
The image at the upper left shows the
printer status graphically.
c.
Text box:
The text box next to the printer image
displays the current status of the printer.
When a problem occurs, the most
probable solution is displayed.
d.
Close button:
Clicking this button closes the dialog box.
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You can see information about jobs or consumables by clicking on the
respective tab.
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Consumables Information
You can obtain information on paper sources and consumable
products by right-clicking the tray icon on the taskbar, then
selecting your printer name, then clicking Consumables
Information.
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a.
Paper:
Displays the paper size, the paper type
and the approximate amount of paper
remaining in the paper source.
Information on the optional paper
cassettes are displayed only if these
options are installed.
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amount of paper remaining in the paper
cassette is low.*
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Toner:
Indicates the amount of remaining toner.
The toner icon flashes when a toner error
occurs or the toner is low.
c.
Order Online button:
Clicking this button enables you to order
consumables online. See "Order Online"
on page 100 for details.
d.
Close button:
Clicking this button closes the dialog box.
* The icon flashes only for the optional 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit.
Note:
You can see the status of the printer or information about jobs by clicking
on the respective tab.
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Job Information
You can check job information by right-clicking the tray icon on
the taskbar, then selecting your printer name, then clicking Job
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a.
Job Name:
Displays the user’s print job names. Other user’s print
jobs are displayed as --------.
b.
Status:
Waiting:
The print job which is waiting to be
printed.
Spooling:
The print job which is being spooled
on your computer.
Deleting:
The print job which is being deleted.
Printing:
The print job which is printed
currently.
Completed:
Displays only your jobs that have
finished printing.
Canceled:
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User:
Displays the user name.
d.
Computer:
Displays the name of the computer that sent the print
job.
e.
Cancel
Job
button:
Selecting a print job and clicking this button cancels
the selected print job.
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Close
button:
Clicking this button closes the dialog box.
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Refresh
button:
Clicking this button refreshes the information on this
menu.
h.
Display
settings
button:
Displays the Display settings dialog box to select items
to be displayed.
Note:
You can see the status of the printer or information about consumables
by clicking on the respective tab.
Note for Windows XP users:
Shared Windows XP LPR connections and shared Windows XP
Standard TCP/IP connections with Windows clients do not support the
Job Management function.
The Job Information tab is available when the following
connections are used:
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Standard TCP/IP connection with Windows XP, Me, 98, or
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EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection with Windows XP, Me,
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❏ When using the LPR connection (in Windows XP, 2000, or
Server 2003).
❏ When using the Standard TCP/IP connection (in Windows
XP, 2000, or Server 2003).
❏ When using the EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection (in
Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003).
Note:
You cannot use this function in the following situations:
❏ When using an optional Ethernet interface card that does not
support the Job Management function.
❏ When the NetWare connections do not support the Job Management
function.
❏ When the printing jobs from NetWare and NetBEUI are displayed
as “Unknown” on the Job Management menu.
❏ Note that if the user account used to log on to a client is different
from the user account used to connect to the server, the Job
Management function is not available.
Note on deleting print jobs:
You cannot delete the print job spooling on client computers running
Windows Me or 98 using EPSON Status Monitor when the following
connections are used:
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000 or Server 2003 LPR
connection.
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000 or Server 2003 standard
TCP/IP connection.
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000 or Server 2003 EpsonNet
Print TCP/IP connection.
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Notice Settings
You can make specific monitoring settings by right-clicking the
tray icon on the taskbar, then selecting your printer name, then
clicking Notice Settings. The Notice Settings dialog box appears.
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Monitor the printer
status check box:
When this check box is selected, EPSON
Status Monitor monitors the printer status
during a print job is processed.
b.
More Settings
button:
Displays the More Settings dialog box to
set how to display the tray icon.
c.
Pop-up Notice:
Sets the notification to be displayed.
d.
Allow monitoring of
the shared printers
check box:
When this check box is selected, a shared
printer can be monitored by other
computers.
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Display the Order
Online window
automatically check
box:
When this check box is selected, the
Order Online window appears
automatically when a consumable
becomes low or reaches end of service
life and keeps appearing once a day until
the consumable is replaced.
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Display once a day
when a consumable
is low check box:
When this radio button is selected, the
Order Online window appears
automatically once a day when you start
printing or display the status by accessing
EPSON Status Monitor.
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Display only when a
consumable first
becomes low check
box:
When this radio box is selected, the Order
Online window appears automatically
only when a consumable first becomes
low.
h.
More Settings
button:
Displays the More Settings dialog box in
which you can set the URL for placing an
order appears.
i.
Monitor Settings
button:
Displays the Monitor Settings dialog box to
set the monitoring interval.
j.
Cancel button:
Click this button to exit the dialog box
without saving the settings.
k.
OK button:
Click this button to save the settings and
to exit the dialog box.
Order Online
You can order consumables online by clicking the Order Online
button on the EPSON Status Monitor dialog box. The Order
Online dialog box appears.
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The Order Online dialog box also appears by clicking the Order Online
button on the Basic Settings tab in the printer driver.
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Text box:
Displays the consumables and codes.
b.
Order Now/Find
Dealer button:
Connects to the URL where you can
place an order and find the dealer
nearest you.
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confirmation window asking if you wish to
connect to the Web site appears. If you
do not want this window to appear,
select the Do not display the
confirmation message before
connecting check box in the More
Settings dialog box. The More Settings
dialog box appears by clicking the More
Settings button in the Notice Settings
dialog box.
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Consumables button:
Displays the consumables information.
d.
Close button:
Closes the dialog box.
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Do not display this
window
automatically until a
consumable
becomes low or
reaches end of
service life check box:
When this check box is selected, the
Order Online window appears
automatically only when a consumable
first becomes low or reaches end of
service life.
Tray Icon Settings
You can access EPSON Status Monitor by double-clicking the tray
icon on the taskbar. The menu that appears by double-clicking the
tray icon when no printing job is being processed depends on the
settings you select. Follow the steps below to set the tray icon
settings.
1. Right-click the tray icon on the taskbar, then select Tray Icon
Settings.
2. Confirm that your printer is selected. Select the menu you
wish to display from the Information to display drop-down
list. Then click OK.
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Note:
You can also access EPSON Status Monitor by right-clicking the tray
icon and selecting your printer’s name.
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The USB interface that comes with your printer complies with
Microsoft Plug and Play (PnP) USB specifications.
Note:
❏ Only PC systems equipped with a USB connector and running
Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003 support the USB
interface.
❏ Your computer must support USB 2.0 in order to use USB 2.0 as
the interface to connect your computer to the printer.
❏ Since USB 2.0 is fully compatible with USB 1.1, USB 1.1 can be
used as an interface.
❏ USB 2.0 is applied for Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
operating systems. If your operating system is Windows Me or 98,
use USB 1.1 interface.
1. Access the printer driver.
2. For Windows Me or 98, click the Details tab.
For Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, click the Ports tab.
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3. For Windows Me or 98, select the EPUSBX:(your printer
name) USB port from the Print to the following port
drop-down list.
For Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, select the USBXXX
USB port in the list on the Ports tab.
Note:
This screen may vary depending on your operating system version.
4. Click OK to save the settings.
Canceling Printing
If the printouts are not what you expected and display incorrect
or garbled characters or images, you may need to cancel printing.
When the printer’s icon is displayed on the taskbar, follow the
instructions below to cancel the printing.
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Double-click your printer’s icon on the taskbar. Select the job in
the list, then click Cancel from the Document menu.
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printer turns on.
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Note:
You can also cancel the current print job that is sent from your computer,
by pressing the + Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel.
When canceling the print job, be careful not to cancel print jobs sent by
other users.
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Uninstalling the Printer Software
When you wish to reinstall or upgrade the printer driver, be sure
to uninstall the current printer software beforehand.
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2. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, click Start, click Control
Panel, then click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, click the Change or
Remove Programs icon.
4. Select EPSON Printer Software, then click Add/Remove.
For Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, select EPSON Printer
Software, then click Change/Remove.
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5. Click the Printer Model tab, select your printer’s icon.
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printer software you want to uninstall is selected.
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If you wish to uninstall only EPSON Status Monitor, select the
EPSON Status Monitor check box.
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Note:
You can uninstall only the Monitored Printers utility of EPSON
Status Monitor. When the utility is uninstalled, you cannot change
the settings of Monitored Printers from EPSON Status Monitor of
other printers.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Uninstall the USB device driver
When you connect the printer to your computer with a USB
interface cable, the USB device driver is also installed. When you
uninstalled the printer driver, you also need to uninstall the USB
device driver.
Follow the steps below to uninstall the USB device driver.
Note:
❏ Uninstall the printer driver before uninstalling the USB device
driver.
❏ Once you uninstalled the USB device driver, you cannot access any
other Epson printers connected with a USB interface cable.
1. Follow steps 1 through 3 of "Uninstalling the printer driver"
on page 105.
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2. Select EPSON USB Printer Devices, then click Add/Remove.
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❏ EPSON USB Printer Devices appears only when the printer
is connected to Windows Me or 98 with a USB interface cable.
❏ If the USB device driver is not installed correctly, EPSON USB
Printer Devices may not appear. Follow the steps below to run
the “Epusbun.exe” file in the CD-ROM that comes with your
printer.
1.Insert the CD-ROM in your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
2.Access the CD-ROM drive.
3.Double-click your language folder.
4.Double-click the Win9x folder.
5.Double-click the Epusbun.exe icon.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Sharing the printer
This section describes how to share the printer on a standard
Windows network.
The computers on a network can share a printer that is directly
connected to one of them. The computer that is directly connected
to the printer is the print server, and the other computers are the
clients which need permission to share the printer with the print
server. The clients share the printer via the print server.
According to the versions of Windows OS and your access rights
on the network, perform the appropriate settings of the print
server and clients.
Setting the print server
❏ For Windows Me or 98, see "Setting up your printer as a
shared printer" on page 111.
❏ For Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, see "Using an
additional driver" on page 112.
Setting the clients
❏ For Windows Me or 98, see "With Windows Me or 98" on page
119.
❏ For Windows XP or 2000, see "With Windows XP or 2000" on
page 120.
Note:
❏ When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor so
that the shared printer can be monitored on the print server. See
"Notice Settings" on page 99.
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❏ When you are using shared printer in a Windows Me or 98
environment, on the server, double-click the Network icon in
Control panel and make sure that the “File and printer sharing for
Microsoft Networks” component is installed, then on the server and
clients, make sure that the “IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol” or the
“TCP/IP Protocol” is installed.
❏ The print server and clients should be set on the same network
system, and they should be under the same network management
beforehand.
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When the print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98 follow the steps
below to set the print server.
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. Click File and Print Sharing on the Configuration menu.
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printer(s). check box, then click OK.
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❏ When “Insert the Disk” appears, insert the Windows Me or 98
CD-ROM in the computer. Click OK, then follow the on-screen
instructions.
❏ When the prompt to restart the computer appears, restart the
computer, then continue with the settings.
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7. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Sharing in the menu
that appears.
8. Select Shared As, type the name in the Share Name box, then
click OK. Type a Comment and Password if needed.
Note:
❏ Do not use spaces or hyphens for the share name, or an error
may occur.
❏ When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status
Monitor so that the shared printer can be monitored on the print
server. See "Notice Settings" on page 99.
You need to set the client computers so that they can use the
printer on a network. See the following pages for details:
❏ "With Windows Me or 98" on page 119
❏ "With Windows XP or 2000" on page 120
Using an additional driver
When the print server’s OS is Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003,
you can install the additional drivers on the server. The additional
drivers are for client computers that have different OS from the
server.
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Follow the steps below to set a Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003
as a print server, then install the additional drivers.
Note:
You must access Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003 as the
Administrators of the local machine.
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1. For a Windows 2000 print server, click Start, point to Settings,
then click Printers.
For a Windows XP or Server 2003 print server, click Start,
point to Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Sharing in the menu
that appears.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, if the following menu
appears, click either Network Setup Wizard or If you
understand the security risks but want to share printers
without running the wizard, click here.
In either case, follow the on-screen instructions.
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3. For a Windows 2000 print server, select Shared as, then type
the name in the Share Name box.
For a Windows XP or Server 2003 print server, select Share
this printer, then type the name in the Share name box.
Note:
Do not use spaces or hyphens for the Share name, or an error may
occur.
4. Select the additional drivers.
Note:
If the computers of the server and clients use the same OS, you do
not have to install the additional drivers. Just click OK after step3.
On the Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003 print server
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For Windows Me or 98 clients
Intel Windows 95 or 98
(Windows 2000),
Intel Windows 95, 98 and Me
(Windows XP),
x86 Windows 95, WIndows 98 and
Windows Millennium Edition
(Windows Server 2003)
For Windows XP or 2000
clients
Intel Windows 2000
(Windows 2000), Intel
Windows 2000 or XP (Windows XP),
x86 Windows 2000, Windows XP and
Windows Server 2003
(Windows Server 2003)
Note:
❏ You do not have to install the additional drivers noted below,
because these drivers are preinstalled.
Intel Windows 2000 (for Windows 2000)
Intel Windows 2000 or XP (for Windows XP)
x86 Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
(for Windows Server 2003)
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❏ Do not select additional drivers other than the drivers listed in
the above table. The other additional drivers are not available.
5. When a prompt appears, insert the CD-ROM that comes with
your printer in your CD-ROM drive, then click OK.
6. According to the message, type the appropriate drive and
folder names in which the printer driver for clients is located,
then click OK.
Depending on the client’s OS, the displayed message may
differ.
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Client’s OS
Folder Name
Windows Me or 98
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When installing drivers in Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003,
“Digital Signature is not found.” may appear. Click Yes (for
Windows 2000) or Continue Anyway (for Windows XP or
Server 2003) and continue installing.
7. Click Close.
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❏ Be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor so that the shared printer
can be monitored on the print server. See "Notice Settings" on
page 99.
❏ Set the security for the shared printer (access right for clients).
Clients cannot use the shared printer without right. For details,
see Windows help.
You need to set the client computers so that they can use the
printer on a network. See the following pages for details:
❏ "With Windows Me or 98" on page 119
❏ "With Windows XP or 2000" on page 120
Setting up clients
This section describes how to install the printer driver by
accessing the shared printer on a network.
Note:
❏ To share the printer on a Windows network, you need to set the print
server. For details, see "Setting up your printer as a shared printer"
on page 111 (Windows Me or 98) or "Using an additional driver"
on page 112 (Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003).
❏ This section describes how to access the shared printer on a standard
network system using the server (Microsoft workgroup). If you
cannot access the shared printer due to the network system, ask the
administrator of the network for assistance.
❏ This section describes how to install the printer driver by accessing
the shared printer from the Printers folder. You can also access the
shared printer from Network Neighborhood or My Network on the
Windows desktop.
❏ You cannot use the additional driver on the server system OS.
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❏ When you want to use EPSON Status Monitor at clients, you have
to install both of the printer driver and EPSON Status Monitor in
each client from the CD-ROM.
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Follow the steps below to set Windows Me or 98 clients.
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2. Double-click the Add Printer icon, then click Next.
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4. Click Browse, and the Browse for Printer dialog box appears.
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You can also type “\\(the name of the computer that is
locally connected to the shared printer)\(the shared
printer’s name)” in the network path or queue name.
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printer, and the name of the shared printer, then click OK.
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Note:
The name of the shared printer may be changed by the computer or
server that is connected to the shared printer. To make sure of the
name of the shared printer, ask the administrator of the network.
6. Click Next.
Note:
❏ If the printer driver is installed in the client beforehand, you
need to select the new printer driver or the current printer
driver. When the prompt to select the printer driver appears,
select the printer driver according to the message.
❏ If the print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98 or the additional
driver for Windows Me or 98 is installed in the Windows XP,
2000, or Server 2003 print server, go to the next step.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows Me or 98 is not installed
in the Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003 print server, go to
"Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM" on page 125.
7. Make sure of the name of the shared printer, then select
whether to use the printer as the default printer or not. Click
Next, then follow the on-screen instructions.
Note:
You can change the shared printer’s name so that it appears only on
the client computer.
With Windows XP or 2000
Follow the steps below to set Windows XP or 2000 clients.
You can install the printer driver for the shared printer, if you
have Power Users or more powerful access rights even if you are
not the Administrator.
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1. For Windows 2000 clients, click Start, point to Settings, and
click Printers.
For Windows XP clients, click Start, point to Printers and
Faxes.
2. For Window 2000, double-click the Add Printer icon, then
click Next.
For Windows XP, click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks
menu.
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For Windows XP, select A network printer, or a printer
attached to another computer, then click Next.
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4. For Windows 2000, type the name of the shared printer, then
click Next.
Note:
❏ You can also type “\\(the name of the computer that
is locally connected to the shared printer)\(the
shared printer’s name)” in network path or queue name.
❏ You do not necessarily need to type the name of the shared
printer.
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For Windows XP, select Browse for a printer.
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the shared printer, and the name of the shared printer, then
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Note:
❏ The name of the shared printer may be changed by the computer
or server that is connected to the shared printer. To make sure
of the name of the shared printer, ask the administrator of the
network.
❏ If the printer driver is installed in the client beforehand, you
need to select either the new printer driver or the current printer
driver. When the prompt to select the printer driver appears,
select the printer driver according to the message.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows XP or 2000 is installed in
the Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003 print server, go to the
next step.
❏ If the print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98, go to "Installing
the printer driver from the CD-ROM" on page 125.
6. For Windows 2000, select whether to use the printer as the
default printer or not, then click Next.
7. Make sure of the settings, then click Finish.
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Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM
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This section describes how to install the printer driver in the
clients when setting the network system as follows:
❏ The additional drivers are not installed in the Windows XP,
2000, or Server 2003 print server.
❏ The print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98 and the client’s OS
is Windows XP or 2000.
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depending on the version of Windows OS.
Note:
❏ When installing in Windows XP or 2000, clients, you must access
Windows XP or 2000 as the Administrator.
❏ If the additional drivers are installed or the computers of the server
and clients use the same OS, you do not have to install the printer
drivers from the CD-ROM.
1. Access the shared printer and a prompt may appear. Click
OK, then follow the on-screen instructions to install the
printer driver from the CD-ROM.
2. Insert the CD-ROM, type the appropriate drive and folder
names in which the printer driver for clients is located, then
click OK.
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When installing drivers in Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003,
“Digital Signature is not found.” may appear. Click Yes (for
Windows 2000) or Continue Anyway (for Windows XP or
Server 2003) and continue installing.
The folder name differs depending on the OS being used.
Client’s OS
Folder Name
Windows Me or 98
\<Language>\WIN9X
Windows 2000 or XP
\<Language>\WINXP_2K
3. Select the name of the printer, click OK, then follow the
on-screen instructions.
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About the PostScript 3 Mode
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System requirements
Your computer must meet the following system requirements to
be able to use the Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver.
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For Windows
To use the Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver, your computer must
be running Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98 or 2000. See the
following table for details.
Windows XP or 2000
Windows Me or 98
Recommended
Computer
i386, i486, or Pentium processor
i486 or Pentium processor
Hard Disk
6 MB free
(for driver installation)
6 MB free
(for driver installation)
Memory
8 MB
32 MB
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For Macintosh
Any Macintosh computer to which the printer is connected must
be running Mac OS 9 ver. 9.1 or later, or Mac OS X ver. 10.2.x or
later. See the following table for details.
Mac OS X
There are no restrictions for this system.
Note:
To use binary data, Epson recommends that you use AppleTalk for the
printer’s network connection. If you use a protocol other than AppleTalk
for the network connection, you need to set Binary to On in the
PS3 Menu on the control panel. If you use the printer with a local
connection, you cannot use binary data.
Mac OS 9
Minimum
Recommended
Computer
Power PC
Hard Disk
3.1 MB free
(for driver installation)
4 MB free
(for driver installation)
Memory
4 MB
32 MB
Note:
To use binary data, Epson recommends that you use AppleTalk for the
printer’s network connection. If you use a local connection or a protocol
other than AppleTalk for the network connection, you cannot use binary
data.
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❏ The Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver cannot be used on
computers running System 9.0.x or below.
❏ The Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver cannot be used on
Macintosh 68K computers.
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Note:
For best results, you should connect the printer directly to the computer’s
USB port. If multiple USB hubs must be used, we recommend that you
connect the printer to the first-tier hub.
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To print in the PostScript mode, you will have to install the printer
driver. See the appropriate sections below for installation
instructions according to the interface that you are using to print.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the
parallel interface
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Follow the steps below to install the PostScript printer driver for
the parallel interface.
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Never use EPSON Status Monitor when the printer is connected
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❏ Installing the printer software for Windows XP or 2000 may require
administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your
administrator for more information.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer
software.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer
software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
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2. For Windows 2000, Me, or 98, click Start, point to Settings,
and click Printers. Then double-click the Add Printer icon.
For Windows XP, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and
click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
4. For Windows Me or 98, go to step 6.
For Windows XP or 2000, select Local printer, then click Next.
Note:
For Windows XP or 2000, do not select the Automatically
detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
5. Select LPT1 as the port the printer is connected to, then click
Next.
6. Click Have Disk and specify the following path for the
CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\Folder Name\PS_SETUP
Then click OK.
Note:
❏ Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
❏ The folder name differs depending on your operating system
version.
Operating system version
Folder Name
Windows Me or 98
WIN9X
Windows XP or 2000
WIN2K_XP
7. Select the printer, then click Next.
8. For Windows Me or 98, select LPT1 as the port the printer is
connected to, then click Next.
For Windows XP or 2000, go to the next step.
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9. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the
installation.
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Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB
interface
Follow the steps below to install the PostScript printer driver for
the USB interface.
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Never use EPSON Status Monitor when the printer is connected
via a USB port. It may damage the system.
Note:
❏ For Windows Me or 98, if the Windows driver and the Adobe PS
driver for Epson printers with a USB connection have already been
installed on your computer, follow the installation procedure
"Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface"
on page 129, but make sure to select USB as the port in step 5. If
you have not installed an Epson USB printer driver on your
computer, follow the installation procedure below.
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administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your
administrator for more information.
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software.
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1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer
software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
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2. Connect your computer to the printer with a USB cable, then
turn on the printer.
3. Install the USB Device Driver.
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For Windows Me, select Automatic search for a better
driver (Recommended), click Next, then go to step 6.
For Windows 98, click Next in the Add New Hardware
Wizard. Select Search for best driver for your device
(Recommended), then click Next.
Note:
For Windows XP or 2000, a USB Device Driver is installed
automatically. Go to step 7.
4. Select Specify a location, then specify the following path for
the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN9X\PS_SETUP Then click
Next.
Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
Operating system version
Folder Name
Windows Me or 98
WIN9X
Windows XP or 2000
WIN2K_XP
5. Click Next to continue.
6. When installation of the USB Device Driver is done, click
Finish.
7. Install the printer driver by following the on-screen
instructions. See "Installing the PostScript printer driver for
the parallel interface" on page 129 for details.
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Installing the PostScript printer driver for the
network interface
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See the appropriate sections below according to your operating
system, and follow the instructions to install the PostScript printer
driver for the network interface.
Note:
❏ Set the network settings before installing the printer driver. Refer
to the Network Guide that comes with your printer for details.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer
software.
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1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Insert the printer
software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
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click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and click
Printers. Then double-click the Add Printer icon.
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4. Select Local printer, then click Next.
Note:
Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug
and Play printer check box.
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Standard TCP/IP Port from the drop-down list. Click Next.
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8. Click Finish.
9. Click Have Disk in the Add Printer Wizard and specify the
following path for the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:,
the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN2K_XP\PS_SETUP. Then click
OK.
Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
10. Select the printer and click Next.
11. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the
installation.
12. When installation is done, click Finish.
For Windows Me or 98 users
1. Install the EpsonNet Print. Refer to “Installing EpsonNet
Print” in the Network Guide to find the instructions.
2. Install the printer driver. See "Installing the PostScript printer
driver for the parallel interface" on page 129 for details.
3. Set the printer port to EpsonNet Print Port. Refer to
“Configuring the Printer Port” in the Network Guide to find
the instructions.
Note:
High-speed Printing (RAW) is not supported.
Accessing the PostScript printer driver
You can access the PostScript printer driver directly from any
application programs, from your Windows operating system.
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The printer settings made from many Windows applications
override the setting made when the printer driver is accessed
from the operating system, so you should access the printer driver
from your application to make sure that you get the result you
want.
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From the application
To access the printer driver, click the Print or Page Setup from
the File menu. You also need to click Setup, Options, Properties,
or a combination of these buttons.
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For Windows XP users
To access the printer driver, click Start, click Printers and Faxes,
then click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, then click
Printing Preferences.
For Windows Me or 98 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, then click Properties.
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For Windows 2000 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, then click Printing
Preferences.
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Making changes to PostScript printer settings
You can change the PostScript printer settings in the PostScript
printer driver. Online help is available to help you with the printer
driver settings.
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Using online help
If you want help on a particular item, click the “?” icon on the
top-right corner of the dialog box’s title bar, then click the name
of the setting that you want more information on. An explanation
of the setting and its options will be displayed.
Notice for Windows Me or 98 Users
The printer may not print normally if the computer is connected
to the printer via the parallel interface and the ECP mode is set. If
this is the case, disable bi-directional support in the printer driver.
To do so, display the printer’s Properties dialog box, click the
Details tab, then click Spool Settings. In the Spool Settings dialog
box that appears, Select Disable bi-directional support for this
printer, then click OK.
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000
Use the following settings if your machine is running Windows
2000, and the printer is connected through an network interface
using the AppleTalk protocol:
❏ Use SelecType to set the Emulation Mode-Network item to
PS3. Using the default Auto setting will cause an extra,
unneeded page to be printed.
❏ On the Device Settings sheet of the printer’s Properties
dialog box, make sure that SEND CTRL-D Before Each Job
and SEND CTRL-D After Each Job are set to No.
❏ TBCP (Tagged binary communications protocol) cannot be
used as the Output Protocol setting.
❏ On the Job Settings sheet of the printer’s Properties dialog
box, make sure to clear the Job Management On check box.
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Follow the steps below to install the PostScript printer driver.
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Make sure that no applications are running on your Macintosh before
installing the printer driver.
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Note:
Make sure that Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2) is not open.
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1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
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3. Double-click Adobe PS, then double-click Mac OS X.
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4. Double-click PS Installer.
Note:
For Mac OS X 10.2, if the Authenticate window appears, enter the
user name and password for an administrator.
5. The Install EPSON PostScript Software screen appears, click
Continue, then follow the on-screen instructions.
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For Mac OS X 10.3, if the Authenticate window appears, enter the
user name and password for an administrator.
7. When installation is done, click Close.
For Mac OS 9 users
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3. Double-click Adobe PS, then double-click Mac OS 9.
4. Double-click English, then double-click AdobePS 8.7.
5. Double-click AdobePS Installer. Then follow the on-screen
instructions.
6. Select Easy Install, then click Install.
7. When installation is done, click Quit.
Note:
If you are connecting two or more EPSON printers of the same
model using AppleTalk, and you want to rename the printer, see the
Network Guide.
Selecting the printer
After installing the PostScript 3 printer driver, you need to select
the printer.
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Selecting the printer when it is connected via a USB
connection for Mac OS 9 users
If the printer is connected to your computer via a USB port, you
will not be able to select the printer from the Chooser. You will
have to launch the Apple Desktop Printer Utility, then register the
printer as a Desktop Printer. The Desktop Printer Utility is
automatically installed when you install the Adobe PostScript
printer driver. Follow the steps below to select the printer and to
create a Desktop Printer.
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When printing via the USB port from a Power Macintosh running Mac
0S 9, the printer must be set to handle ASCII data. To specify this setting,
select Print from the File menu of the application that you are using, then
select the name of the application from the options available in the Print
dialog box. On the setup option page that appears, select ASCII for the
data format setting. The actual setting name varies by application, but
is often called Encoding or Data.
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1. Open the AdobePS Components folder in your hard disk,
then double-click the Desktop Printer Utility.
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2. The New Desktop Printer dialog box appears. Select
AdobePS from the With pop-up menu, click Printer (USB) in
the Create Desktop list, then click OK.
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4. The USB Printer dialog box appears. Select your printer from
the list of connected USB printers, then click OK.
5. Click Auto Setup to select the PostScript Printer Description
(PPD) file. When a PPD file is selected, the selected printer
name will be displayed under the printer icon. If the printer
name is incorrect, click Change, then select the correct PPD
file.
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Create. A warning message suggesting to save changes to
desktop printer appears. Select Save.
7. Select Save to continue. The USB printer icon will be
displayed on the desktop.
Selecting a printer in a network environment
If the printer is connected through the Ethernet interface or an
optional network card.
For Mac OS X users
Follow the steps below to select the printer.
Note:
❏ You cannot use FireWire for printer connection in the PostScript 3
mode. Although EPSON FireWire appears in the interface pop-up
list, it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
❏ You need to make the settings for your installed options manually
when the printer is connected using USB, IP printing, or
Rendezvous. When the printer is connected using AppleTalk, the
printer software automatically makes the settings.
❏ Make sure to specify ASCII as the data format in the application.
1. Open the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, then
double-click Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2).
The Printer List window appears.
2. Click Add in the Printer List window.
3. Select the protocol or the interface that you are using from the
pop-up list.
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Note for Appletalk users:
Make sure to select AppleTalk. Do not select EPSON AppleTalk,
because it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
Note for IP Printing users:
❏ Make sure to select IP Printing. Do not select EPSON TCP/IP,
because it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
❏ After selecting IP Printing, enter the IP address for the printer,
then make sure to select the Use default queue on server
check box.
Note for USB users:
Make sure to select USB. Do not select EPSON USB, because it
cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
4. Follow the instructions as appropriate below to select your
printer.
AppleTalk
Select your printer from the Name List, then select Auto
Select from the Printer Model List.
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IP Printing
Select Epson from the Name List, then select your printer
from the Printer Model List.
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USB
Select your printer from the Name List, then select your
printer from the Printer Model List.
Note for Mac OS X 10.3 users
If ESC/Page driver is not installed, your printer model is
automatically selected in the Printer Model List when you select
your printer from the Name List while the printer is on.
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Rendezvous
Select your printer, the printer name is followed by
(PostScript), from the Name List. Your printer model is
automatically selected in the Printer Model List.
Note for USB (for Mac OS X 10.2) or Rendezvous users:
If your printer model is not automatically selected in the Printer
Model list, you need to reinstall the PostScript printer driver. See
"Installing the PostScript printer driver" on page 137.
5. Click Add.
Note for IP Printing users, USB or Rendezvous users:
Select your printer from the Printer list, then select Show Info from
the Printers menu. The Printer Info dialog box appears. Select
Installable Options from the pop-up list, then make the necessary
settings.
6. Confirm that your printer’s name is added to the Printer List.
Then quit Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2).
For Mac OS 9 users
Follow the steps below to select the printer.
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Make sure that AppleTalk is active.
3. Click the AdobePS icon and select the network to be used in
the AppleTalk Zone box. Your printer appears in the Select a
PostScript Printer box.
Note:
By default, the six-digit MAC address is displayed after the printer
name if the printer is connected through an optional network card.
Refer to your network card manual for details.
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4. Click your printer. The Create button appears.
Note:
If your computer is connected to more than one AppleTalk zone,
click the AppleTalk zone your printer is connected to in the
AppleTalk Zones list.
5. Click Create.
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To control your printer and change its settings, use the printer
driver. The printer driver allows you to easily make all the print
settings, including paper source, paper size, and orientation.
For Mac OS X users
To access the PostScript printer driver, register your printer in
Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print Center (for Mac
OS X 10.2), click Print on the file menu of any application, then
select your printer.
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For Mac OS 9 users
To access the PostScript printer driver, select Chooser from the
Apple menu, then click the AdobePS icon.
Select Print on the file menu of any application.
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Making changes to PostScript printer settings
You can change the PostScript printer settings in the PostScript
printer driver. Balloon help is available to help you with the
printer driver settings.
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Using Balloon Help
Follow the steps below to use Balloon Help.
1. Click the Help menu, then select Show Balloons.
2. Place your cursor over the item that you need help with.
Information on that item is displayed inside a floating
balloon.
Changing the printer setup settings
You can change or update the printer setup settings according to
the options installed in your printer.
For Mac OS X users
Follow the steps below to change the settings.
1. Access the printer driver. The Printer List window appears.
2. Select the printer from the list.
3. Select Show Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info
dialog box appears.
4. Make necessary changes to the settings, then close the dialog
box.
5. Quit Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print Center
(for Mac OS X 10.2).
For Mac OS 9 users
Follow the steps below to change the settings.
1. Access the printer driver.
2. Click the Printing menu, then select Change Setup.
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3. Change the settings using the pop-up menus.
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Chapter 6
Using the PCL6 Printer Driver
About the PCL6 Mode
Hardware requirements
Your printer must meet the following hardware requirements to
be able to use the PCL6 printer driver.
Memory requirements for using the PCL6 printer driver are
shown below. Install optional memory modules into your printer
if the amount of memory currently installed does not meet your
printing needs.
Minimum memory
Recommended memory
64 MB*
(for a simple print job at 600 dpi)
64 MB* or more
* Printing may not be possible with this amount of memory, depending on the
specifics of the job being printed.
System requirements
Your computer must meet the following system requirements to
be able to use the PCL6 printer driver.
To use the PCL6 printer driver, your computer must be running
Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98, 95, 2000, or NT 4.0. See the
following table for details.
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For Windows XP or 2000
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Minimum
Recommended
Computer
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with Pentium or higher CPU
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with Pentium II or higher CPU
Hard Disk
10-25 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
128 MB (256 MB for Server 2003)
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256 MB
For Windows Me, 98, or 95
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Minimum
Recommended
Computer
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with an 486 or higher CPU
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with Pentium or higher CPU
Hard Disk
10 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
64 MB
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128 MB
For Windows NT 4.0
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Minimum
Recommended
Computer
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with an 486 or higher CPU
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with Pentium II or higher CPU
Hard Disk
10-20 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
128 MB
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To print in the PCL6 mode, you will have to install the printer
driver. Consult the customer support in your region regarding
how to get the printer driver.
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Note:
The PCL6 printer driver and EPSON Status Monitor cannot be used at
the same time.
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Chapter 7
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Using the Control Panel Menus
You can use the printer’s control panel to access a variety of
menus that allow you to check the status of consumable products,
print status sheets, and make printer settings. This section
describes how to use the control panel menus, and when it is
appropriate to make printer settings using the control panel.
When to make control panel settings
In general, printer settings can be made from the printer driver,
and do not need to be made using the control panel. In fact, printer
driver settings override settings made using the control panel, so
use the control panel menus only to make settings you cannot
make in your software or printer driver, including the following:
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❏ Changing the emulation modes and selecting the IES
(Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
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❏ Specifying a channel and configuring the interface
❏ Choosing the size of the memory buffer used to receive data
How to access the control panel menus
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For a complete description of the items and settings available in
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1. When the printer’s Ready light is on, press the
button to accesses the control panel menus.
Enter
2. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the
menus.
3. Press the
Enter button to view the items in a menu.
Depending on the menu, the LCD panel displays an item and
the current setting separated ( YYYY=ZZZZ), or only an item
( YYYY).
4. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the items,
or press the l Back button to return to the previous level.
5. Press the
Enter button to carry out the operation
indicated by an item, such as printing a status sheet or
resetting the printer, or to view the settings available for an
item, such as paper sizes or emulation modes.
Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through available
settings, and press the
Enter button to select a setting and
return to the previous level. Press the l Back button to return
to the previous level without changing the setting.
Note:
You need to turn the printer off and then on to activate some settings.
For details, see "Control Panel Menus" on page 151.
6. Press the N Start/Stop button to exit the control panel menus.
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Control Panel Menus
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Press the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the menus.
The menus and menu items appear in the order shown below.
Note:
Some menus and items appear only when a corresponding optional
device is installed or an appropriate setting has been done.
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Information Menu
From this menu you can check the toner level and the remaining
service life of consumable products. You can also print status and
sample sheets showing the printer’s current settings, available
fonts, and a brief summary of available features.
Press the d Down or u Up button to select an item. Press the
Enter button to print a sheet or font sample.
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Item
Settings
Status Sheet
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Network Status Sheet
*1
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AUX Status Sheet
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USB Ext I/F Status Sht*2
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PS3 Status Sheet
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PS3 Font List
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LJ4 Font Sample
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ESCP2 Font Sample
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FX Font Sample
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I239X Font Sample
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Toner
E******F, E***** F, E**** F, E*** F, E** F, E* F, E F
Total Pages
0 to 99999999
*1
Available only when an optional interface card is installed.
*2
Available only when a USB external device with D4 support is connected and
the USB I/F is set to On in the USB menu.
Status Sheet, AUX Status Sheet, PS3 Status Sheet
Prints a sheet according to the current printer settings and
installed options. These sheets can be useful to confirm whether
options have been installed correctly.
Network Status Sheet
Prints a sheet showing the working status of the network.
USB Ext I/F Status Sht
Prints a sheet showing the working status of the USB interface.
PS3 Font List, LJ4 Font Sample, ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font
Sample, I239X Font Sample
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Prints a sample of the fonts available for your selected printer
emulation.
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Toner
Displays the amount of toner left in the imaging cartridges as
shown below:
E******F
(100 to 83%)
E***** F
(83 to 66%)
E****
F
(66 to 50%)
E***
F
(50 to 33%)
E**
F
(33 to 16%)
E*
F
(16 to 0%)
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(0%)
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Total Pages
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Displays the total number of pages printed by the printer.
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Tray Menu
This menu allows you to specify the size and type of paper loaded
in the MP tray. Accessing this menu also lets you check the size
of the paper currently loaded in the lower paper cassettes.
The paper type settings in this menu can also be made from your
printer driver. Settings you make in your printer driver override
these settings, so use your printer driver whenever you can.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
MP Tray Size
Auto, A4, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, HLT*2, LGL, GLT*2,
GLG*2, B*2, EXE*2, F4*2, MON*2, C10*2, DL*2, C5*2,
C6*2, IB5*2
LC1 Size/LC2
Size*1/LC3 Size*1
A4, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, LGL
MP Type
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Trnsprncy,
Labels
LC1 Type/LC2
Type*1/ LC3 Type*1
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color
*1
Displayed only when the optional 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit is
installed.
*2
These sizes cannot be detected automatically. Set the size according to the
paper size you want to use.
MP Tray Size
Select your paper size from this menu.
When Auto is selected, all kinds of available paper size are
detected automatically. Select the proper size to use other size
paper.
LC1 Size/LC2 Size/LC3 Size
Displays the paper size loaded in the standard and optional lower
paper cassettes.
MP Type
Lets you set the paper type loaded in the MP tray.
LC1 Type/LC2 Type/LC3 Type
Lets you select the paper type loaded in the standard and optional
lower paper cassettes.
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Emulation Menu
Use this menu to select the printer emulation mode. You can
specify different emulations for each interface; in other words, for
each computer you connect the printer to. Since each emulation
mode has its own specific options, make settings in the LJ4,
ESCP2, FX, I239X, or PS3 menu, as necessary. The settings you can
choose from are the same for every interface.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Parallel
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3
USB
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3
Network
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3
AUX
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Available only when an optional Type-B interface card is installed.
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Printing Menu
This menu allows you to make standard print settings, such as
Page Size and Orientation, when printing from an application or
operating system that does not support your printer driver. Be
sure to use the printer driver to make these settings whenever you
can, since settings made on your computer always override these
settings.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Page Size
A4*1, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, B,
EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5, CTM
Wide A4
Off, On
Orientation
Port, Land
Resolution
600, 300
RITech
On, Off
Toner Save
Off, On
Density
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Image Optimum
Auto, Off, On
Top Offset
-150.0 to 0.0 to 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
Left Offset
-150.0 to 0.0 to 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
T Offset B*2
-150.0 to 0.0 to 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
B*2
-150.0 to 0.0 to 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
L Offset
*1
Depends on factory setting.
*2
Available only when optional Duplex Unit is installed.
Page Size
Specifies the paper size.
Wide A4
Selecting On decreases the left and right margins from 4 mm to
3.4 mm.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape
orientation.
Resolution
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Specifies the printing resolution.
RITech
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Turning RITech on produces smoother and crisper lines, text, and
graphics.
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Toner Save
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When this setting is selected, the printer saves toner by
substituting a gray shade for the black inside of characters. The
characters are outlined in full black on the right and lower edges.
Density
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Specifies the printing density.
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Image Optimum
When this mode is on, the quality of graphics is reduced. It
reduces the amount of graphics data when the data reaches the
memory limit, allowing complex documents to be printed.
Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical printing position of the
page.
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Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Left Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the horizontal printing position of the
page. This is useful for fine adjustments.
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Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
T Offset B
Adjusts the vertical printing position on the back of the paper
when printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back
is not where you expected.
L Offset B
Adjusts the horizontal printing position on the back of the paper
when printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back
is not where you expected.
Setup Menu
This menu allows you to make various basic configuration
settings related to paper sources, feeding modes, and error
handling. You can also use this menu to select the LCD panel
display language.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Lang
English, Français, Deutsch, ITALIANO,
ESPAÑOL, SVENSKA, Dansk, Nederl., SUOMI,
Português, Norsk, CATALÀ
Time to Sleep
5, 15, 30, 60. 120, 180, 240 Min
Time Out
0, 5 to 60 to 300 in increments of 1
Paper Source
Auto, MP, LC1, LC2*1, LC3*1
MP Mode
Normal, Last
Manual Feed
Off, 1st Page, Each Page
Copies
1 to 999
Duplex*1
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Off, On
Binding
Long Edge, Short Edge
Start Page*1
Front, Back
Paper Type
Normal, Thick, Extra Thk, Trnsprnc
Skip Blank Page*2
Off, On
Auto Eject Page
Off, On
Size Ignore
Off, On
Auto Cont
Off, On
Page Protect
Auto, On
Toner Out
Stop, Continue
LCD Contrast
0 to 7 to 15
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*1
Available only when optional Duplex Unit is installed.
*2
Available only when in ESCP2 or I239X mode.
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Lang
Specifies the language displayed on the LCD panel and that
printed on the status sheet.
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Specifies the length of time until the printer enters the sleep mode
if there are no printing or control panel operations.
Time Out
Specifies the length of the time the printer waits when it is ready
to print and no new data is received. When this time is up, the
printer searches for new print data from other interfaces.
Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray
or the optional lower paper cassette unit.
If you select Auto, paper feeds from the paper source containing
paper that matches your Paper Size setting.
If an envelope size (IB5, C10, C6, DL, MON, C5) is selected as the
Page Size setting, paper always feeds from the MP tray. If you
select Thick, Extra Thk, or Trnsprnc as the Paper Type setting,
paper always feeds from the MP tray.
MP Mode
This setting determines whether the MP tray has the highest or
lowest priority when Auto is selected as the Paper Source setting
in the printer driver. When Normal is selected as the MP Mode,
the MP tray has the highest priority as the paper source. If you
select Last, the MP tray has the lowest priority.
Manual Feed
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Allows you to select the manual feed mode for the MP tray.
If you select Off, the manual feed mode is disabled and the printer
starts printing immediately when a job is received. If you select
1st Page, the printer doesn’t start printing when a job is received
but starts printing after you press the N Start/Stop button. If you
select Each Page, the printer doesn’t start printing when a job is
received and then prints pages one by one each time you press
the N Start/Stop button.
Copies
Designates the number of copies to be printed, from 1 through
999.
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Duplex
Turns duplex printing on or off. This allows you to print on both
sides of a page.
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Binding
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Specifies the binding direction of the printout.
Start Page
Specifies whether printing starts from the front or back of the
page.
Paper Type
Specifies the type of paper to be used for printing. The printer
adjusts the printing speed according to this setting. The printing
speed is reduced when Thick, Extra Thk, or Trnsprnc is selected.
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Skip Blank Page
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Enables you to skip blank pages when printing. This setting is
available when you print in the ESCP2 or I239X mode.
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Auto Eject Page
Specifies whether or not to eject paper when the limit specified in
the Time Out setting is reached. The default is Off, which means
paper is not ejected when the time-out limit is reached.
Size Ignore
If you want to ignore a paper size error, select On. When you turn
this item on, the printer keeps printing even if the image size
exceeds the printable area for the specified paper size. This may
cause smudges because of the toner that is not transferred onto
the paper properly. When this item is turned off, the printer stops
printing if a paper size error occurs.
Auto Cont
When you turn this setting on, the printer automatically continues
printing after a certain period of time when one of the following
errors occurs: Paper Set, Print Overrun, or Mem Overflow. When
this option is off, you must press the N Start/Stop button to
resume printing.
Page Protect
Allocates additional printer memory for printing data, as
opposed to receiving it. You may need to turn this setting on if
you are printing a very complex page. If a Print Overrun error
message appears on the LCD panel during printing, turn this
setting on and reprint your data. This reduces the amount of
memory reserved for processing data so your computer may take
longer to send the print job, but it will allow you to print complex
jobs. Page Protect usually works best when Auto is selected. You
will need to increase your printer’s memory if memory errors
continue to occur.
Note:
Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures the printer’s memory,
which causes any downloaded fonts to be deleted.
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Toner Out
If this item is set to Stop, the printer displays an error message,
Replace Toner, to let you know when the toner is out. See "Status
and Error Messages" on page 181. To disable this function, set this
item to Continue.
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❏ If you set Stop and a toner out error occurs, you can restart printing
by pressing the N Start/Stop button. The printout continues until
another 100 sheets are printed or the current job is finished. The
print result may be different from what you expected because there
may not be enough toner to print the data.
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❏ If this item is set to Continue, the print result may be different from
what you expected because there may not be enough toner to print
the data.
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LCD Contrast
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Adjusts the contrast of the LCD panel. Use the u Up and d Down
buttons to set the contrast between 0 (lowest contrast) and 15
(highest contrast.)
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Reset Menu
This menu allows you to cancel printing and reset the printer
settings.
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Clear Warning
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Clears warning messages that show errors except for these that
occur from consumable products or mandatory-replacement
parts.
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Clear All Warnings
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Clears all warning messages that appear on the LCD panel.
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Reset
Stops printing and clears the current job received from the active
interface. You may want to reset the printer when there is a
problem with the print job itself and the printer cannot print
successfully.
Reset All
Stops printing, clears the printer memory, and restores the printer
settings to their default values. The print jobs received from all
interfaces are erased.
Note:
Performing Reset All clears print jobs received from all interfaces. Be
careful not to interrupt someone else’s job.
SelecType Init
Restores the control panel menu settings to their default values.
Reset Fuser Counter
Reset the fuser unit life counter when you replace the fuser unit.
Parallel Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the computer when using the parallel interface.
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Item
Parallel I/F
Settings (default in bold)
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Speed*
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On, Off
Fast, Normal
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Bi-D
Nibble, ECP, Off
Buffer Size*
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot or
after the power is turned on again. While it is reflected in the Status Sheet
and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or
after the power is turned on again.
Parallel I/F
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Allows you to activate or deactivate the parallel interface.
Speed
Specifies the pulse width of the ACKNLG signal when receiving
data in the Compatibility mode or Nibble mode. When Fast is
selected, the pulse width is about 1 µs. When Normal is selected,
the pulse width is about 10 µs.
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Bi-D
Allows you to specify the bidirectional communication mode.
When you select Off, bidirectional communication is disabled.
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Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data
and printing data. If Maximum is selected, more memory is
allocated for receiving data. If Minimum is selected, more memory
is allocated for printing data.
Note:
❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for
more than five seconds then turn it back on. Or, you can perform a
Reset All operation, as explained in "Reset Menu" on page 163.
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❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready light
is not flashing when you reset the printer.
USB Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the computer when using the USB interface.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
*1
USB I/F
USB ExtI/F Confg*2
Get IP Address
*3
No, Yes
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
*3
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
GW
*3
NetWare
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Panel, Auto, PING
IP*3*4*5
SM
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On, Off
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0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
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On, Off
AppleTalk*3
On, Off
MS Network*3
On, Off
Rendezvous*3
On, Off
USB Ext I/F Init*3
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Buffer Size*1
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
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After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot
or after the power is turned on again. While it is reflected in the Status Sheet
and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or
after the power is turned on again.
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*2
Available only when a USB external device with D4 support is connected.
The USB Config setting is set to No automatically when exiting the panel
settings.
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*3
Available only when a USB external device with D4 support is connected and
the USB Config setting is set to Yes. The contents of the settings depend on
the USB external device settings.
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Available only when the Get IPAddress setting is set to Auto. This setting
cannot be changed.
*5
When the Get IPAddress setting is changed from Panel or PING to Auto, the
panel setting values are saved. When Auto is changed to Panel or PING, the
saved setting values are displayed. 192.168.192.168 if the settings are not
made from the panel.
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USB I/F
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Allows you to activate or deactivate the USB interface.
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Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data
and printing data. If Maximum is selected, more memory is
allocated for receiving data. If set to Minimum is selected, more
memory is allocated for printing data.
Note:
❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for
more than five seconds then turn it back on. Or, you can perform a
Reset All operation, as explained in "Reset Menu" on page 163.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready light
is not flashing when you reset the printer.
Network Menu
See the Network Guide for each setting.
AUX Menu
See the Network Guide for each setting.
LJ4 Menu
These settings control the fonts and symbol sets when in the LJ4
mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
FontSource
Resident, Download*1, ROM A*2
Font Number
0 to 65535 (depending on your settings)
Pitch
*4
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0.44 ... 10.00 ... 99.99 cpi in 0.01-cpi increments
Height*4
4.00 ... 12.00 ... 999.75 pt in 0.25-pt increments
SymSet
IBM-US, Roman-8, Roman-9, ECM94-1, 8859-2
ISO, 8859-9 ISO, 8859-10ISO, 8859-15ISO,
PcBlt775, IBM-DN, PcMultiling, PcE.Europe,
PcTk437, PcEur858, Pc1004, WiAnsi, WiE.Europe,
WiTurkish, WiBALT, DeskTop, PsText, VeInternati,
VeUS, MsPublishin, Math-8, PsMath, VeMath,
PiFont, Legal, UK, ANSI ASCII, Swedis2, Italian,
Spanish, German, Norweg1, French2, Windows,
McText, Hebrew7, 8859-8 ISO, Hebrew8,
Arabic8, OCR A, OCR B, Pc866Cyr, Pc866Ukr,
WinCyr, ISOCyr, Pc8Grk, Pc851Grk, WinGrk,
ISOGrk, Greek8, Pc862Heb, Pc864Ara, HPWARA
Form
5 ... 60/64*3 ... 128 lines
CR Function
CR, CR + LF
LF Function
LF, CR + LF
Tray Assign
4K, 5S, 4
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Available only when downloaded fonts exist.
*2
Available only when the optional font ROM module is installed.
*3
Depending on whether Letter (60) or A4 (64) paper has been selected.
*4
Depending on which font is selected.
Note:
If you normally use the PCL printer driver when printing, you should
change settings using this driver whenever you can. Printer driver
settings always override the LJ4 Menu options.
FontSource
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Sets the default font source.
Font Number
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Sets the default font number for the default font source. The
available number depends on the settings you made.
Pitch
Specifies the default font pitch if the font is scalable and of
fixed-pitch. You can select from 0.44 to 99.99 cpi (characters per
inch), in 0.01-cpi increments. This item may not appear depending
on the Font Source or Font Number settings.
Height
Specifies the default font height if the font is scalable and
proportional. You can select from 4.00 to 999.75 points, in
0.25-point increments. This item may not appear depending on
the Font Source or Font Number settings.
SymSet
Selects the default symbol set. If the font you selected in Font
Source and Font Number is not available in the new SymSet
setting, the Font Source and the Font Number settings are
automatically replaced with the default value, IBM-US.
Form
Selects the number of lines for the selected paper size and
orientation. This also causes a line spacing (VMI) change, and the
new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that later
changes in the Page Size or Orientation settings cause changes in
the Form value, based on the stored VMI.
CR Function, LF Function
These functions are included for users of particular operating
systems, such as UNIX.
Tray Assign
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Changes the assignment for the paper source select command.
When 4 is selected, the commands are set as compatible with the
HP LaserJet 4. When 4K is selected, the commands are set as
compatible with the HP LaserJet 4000, 5000, and 8000. When 5S is
selected, the commands are set as compatible with the HP LaserJet
5Si.
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PS3 Menu
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in the PS3 mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Error Sheet
Off, On
Image Protect
Off, On
Binary
Off, On
Text Detection
Off, On
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Error Sheet
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When you select On, the printer prints out an error sheet.
Image Protect
The printer employs lossy compression when Off is selected. The
printer does not employ lossy compression when On is selected.
Lossy compression refers to a data compression technique in
which some amount of data is lost.
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Binary
Specifies the data format. Select On for the Binary data and select
Off for the ASCII data.
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Note:
❏ Binary can only be used with network connection.
❏ You do not have to select On when using AppleTalk.
To use the Binary data, make sure your application supports
Binary data and that SEND CTRL-D Before Each Job and SEND
CTRL-D After Each Job are set to No.
When this setting is set to On, you cannot use TBCP (Tagged binary
communication protocol) and Job Management in the printer
driver settings.
Text Detection
When you select On, the text file is converted to a postscript file
when printing. This setting is available only when you select PS3
in the Emulation Menu.
ESCP2 Menu
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in the ESC/P 2 emulation mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif, Roman T,
Orator S, Sans H, Script, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
Text
1... 62/66*... 117lines
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2,
PcIcelandic, PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII,
BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1,
8859-15ISO, PcSI437, PcTurkish1, 8859-9 ISO,
Mazowia, CodeMJK, PcGk437, PcGk851,
PcGk869, 8859-7 ISO, PcCy855, PcCy866,
PcUkr866, PcLit771, Bulgarian, Hebrew7,
Hebrew8, PcHe862, PcAr864, PcAr864Ara,
PcAr720, PcLit774, Estonia, ISO Latin2,
PcLat866
Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark,
Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway,
Denmark2, Spain2, LatinAmeric, Korea, Legal
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
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Depending on whether Letter (62) or A4 (66) paper has been selected.
Font
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Selects the font.
Pitch
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Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch). You can also choose
proportional spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches. The
smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default for each paper size.
CG Table
Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the
graphics character table or the italics table. The graphics table
contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded
areas, international characters, Greek characters, and
mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the upper half of the
character table is defined as italic characters.
Country
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol
sets. See "International character sets" on page 327 for samples of
the characters in each country’s symbol set.
Auto CR
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Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off,
the printer does not print any characters beyond the right margin
and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically
by most applications.
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Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Specifies whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
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FX Menu
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in the FX emulation mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif, Script,
Orator S, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
Text
1... 62/66*... 117lines
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2,
PcIcelandic, PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII,
BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1,
8859-15ISO
Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark,
Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway,
Denmark2, Spain2, LatinAmeric
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
Depending on whether Letter (62) or A4 (66) paper has been selected.
Font
Selects the font.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch). You can also choose
proportional spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
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T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches. The
smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default for each paper size.
CG Table
Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the
graphics character table or the italics table. The graphics table
contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded
areas, international characters, Greek characters, and
mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the upper half of the
character table is defined as italic characters.
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Country
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol
sets. See "International character sets" on page 327 for samples of
the characters in each country’s symbol set.
Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off,
the printer does not print any characters beyond the right margin
and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically
by most applications.
Auto LF
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If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
I239X Menu
The I239X mode emulates IBM® 2390/2391 Plus commands.
These settings are available only when the printer is in the I239X
mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script,
Presentor, Sans Serif
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24 cpi, Prop.
Code Page
437, 850, 858, 860, 863, 865
T. Margin
0.30 ... 0.40 ...1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
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Text
1 ... 63/67 ... 117lines
Auto CR
Off, On
Auto LF
Off, On
Alt. Graphics
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
CharacterSet
1*2, 2*2
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*1
Depending on whether Letter (63) or A4 (67) paper has been selected.
*2
Depending on whether Letter (1) or A4 (2) paper has been selected.
Font
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Selects the font.
Pitch
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Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch). You can also choose
proportional spacing.
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Code Page
Selects the character tables. Character tables contain the
characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer
prints text based on the selected character table.
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T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches. The
smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default for each paper size.
Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If this setting is
off, the printer does not print any characters beyond the right
margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives
a carriage-return character. This function is handled
automatically by most applications.
Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Alt.Graphics
Turns the Alternate Graphics option on or off.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
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If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
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CharacterSet
Selects character table 1 or 2.
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Status and Error Messages
This section contains a list of error messages shown on the LCD
panel, giving a brief description of each message and suggestions
for correcting the problem. Note that not every message shown
on the LCD panel indicates a problem. When the
mark is
displayed at the left of the warning message, multiple warnings
occur. To confirm all warnings that occur, press the d Down
button to display the Status Menu, then press the
Enter
button. The LCD panel also displays the amounts of remaining
toners.
Cancel All Print Job
The printer is canceling all print jobs in the printer memory,
including jobs the printer is currently receiving or printing. This
message appears when the + Cancel Job button has been
pressed down for more than 2 seconds.
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Cancel Print Job
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The printer is canceling the current print job. This message
appears when the + Cancel Job button has been pressed and
released within 2 seconds.
Can’t Print
The print data is deleted because it is incorrect.
Make sure that the appropriate paper size is set and a printer
driver for EPSON EPL-N2550 is used.
Can’t Print Duplex
The printer has encountered problems during duplex printing.
Make sure you are using an appropriate type and size of paper
for the Duplex Unit. The problem could also be a result of
incorrect settings for the paper source you are using. Pressing the
N Start/Stop button will print the rest of the print job on only one
side of the paper. Press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the
print job.
Cart Near Expiry
The imaging cartridge is nearing the end of its functional life.
Replacing it with a new imaging cartridge is strongly
recommended. See "Imaging Cartridge" on page 213 for
instructions.
Check Duplex P-Size
The paper size loaded in the printer is not appropriate for the
optional Duplex Unit.
Load correct the paper size and press N Start/Stop button to
resume printing.
Check Paper Size
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The paper size setting is different from the size of paper loaded
in the printer. Check to see if the correct size of paper is loaded in
the specified paper source.
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To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
149 for instructions.
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Check Paper Type
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The media loaded in the printer does not match the paper type
setting in the printer driver. Media that matches only the paper
size setting will be used for printing.
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To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
149 for instructions.
Collate disabled
Printing by specifying the number of copies is no longer possible
due to a lack of memory (RAM). If this error occurs, print only
one copy at a time.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
149 for instructions.
Cooling Down
The printer lowers its temperature to optimize for the fixing toner.
Wait for a moment for Ready to appear in the LCD panel.
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DM Error 001
The Duplex Unit has become separated from the printer. Turn the
printer off, reinstall the Duplex Unit and turn the printer on again.
DM Open
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The Duplex Unit’s cover is open.
Duplex Mem Overflow
There is not enough memory for duplex printing. The printer
prints only on the front and ejects the paper. To clear this error,
follow the instructions below.
If Off is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s
Setup Menu, press the N Start/Stop button to print on the back
of the next sheet, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the
print job.
If On is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s
Setup Menu, printing continues automatically after a certain
period of time.
Form Feed
The printer is ejecting paper due to a user request. This message
appears when pressing the N Start/Stop button once to make the
printer offline, and then holding down the N Start/Stop button
for more than 2 seconds in order not to receive form feed
command.
Image Optimum
There is insufficient memory to print the page at the specified
print quality. The printer automatically lowers the print quality
so that it can continue printing. If the quality of the printout is not
acceptable, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of
graphics or reducing the number and size of fonts.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
149 for instructions.
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Turn the Image Optimum setting off on the control panel’s Printing
Menu if you do not want the printer to automatically lower the
print quality to continue printing.
You may need to increase the amount of printer memory to be
able to print at the desired print quality for your document. For
more information on adding memory, see "Memory Module" on
page 202.
Install Imaging Cart
The imaging cartridge is not installed or not installed correctly.
Make sure that the imaging cartridge is installed correctly.
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Invalid AUX I/F Card
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This message means that the printer cannot communicate with
the installed optional interface card. Turn off the printer, remove
the card, then reinstall it.
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Invalid N/W Module
There is no network program, or the network program cannot be
used with your printer. Contact a qualified service representative.
Invalid PS3
The PostScript3 ROM module is broken. Turn off the printer and
contact your dealer.
To clear this error, either press the N Start/Stop button or turn off
the printer and remove the ROM module, then reinstall the ROM
module. If that fails to clear the error, contact your dealer.
Manual Feed xxx
The manual feed mode is specified for the current print job. Make
sure the paper size indicated by xxx is loaded, then press the
N Start/Stop button.
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If you do not want to print this job in manual mode, press the
+ Cancel Job button.
Mem Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory to execute the current task.
Press the N Start/Stop button on the control panel to resume
printing. Or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print
job.
Menus Locked
This message appears if you try to change the printer’s settings
through the control panel when the buttons are locked. You can
unlock them by using the Network utility. Refer to the Network
Guide for information.
Need Memory
The printer has insufficient memory to complete the current print
job. Cancel printing by deleting it from the print queue on your
computer, or by pressing the + Cancel Job button on the printer.
To clear this error message, select Clear Warning from the control
panel’s Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus"
on page 149 for instructions.
To prevent this problem from happening again, add more
memory to your printer as described in "Memory Module" on
page 202.
NonGenuine Toner
The installed imaging cartridge is not a genuine Epson product.
Installing a genuine imaging cartridge is recommended. Using a
non-genuine imaging cartridge may affect print quality. Epson
shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the
use of consumable products not manufactured or approved by
Epson.
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Offline
The printer is not ready to print. Press the N Start/Stop button.
Paper Jam XXX
The location where the paper jam occurred is displayed at xxx.
xxx indicates the location of the error.
If a paper jam occurs at two or more locations simultaneously, the
corresponding multiple locations are displayed.
Paper is jammed at the Cover A. For instructions on how to
remove jammed paper at the Cover A, see "Jam A (Cover
A)" on page 232.
Jam A
Paper is jammed inside the output path cover (cover A or B)
or fuser unit. For instructions on how to remove jammed paper
at the output path cover or fuser unit, see "Jam A B (Cover A
or B)" on page 235.
Jam A B
Jam
Jam
Jam
Jam
MP
C1
C2
C3
Jam DM
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Paper is jammed inside the optional lower paper cassette.
For instructions on how to remove jammed paper in the
optional lower paper cassette, see "Jam MP A, Jam C1 A,
Jam C2 A, Jam C3 A (All paper cassettes and Cover A)" on
page 242.
Paper is jammed inside the optional Duplex Unit’s paper path
or cover (cover DM). For instructions on how to remove
jammed paper at the Duplex Unit, see "Jam DM (Cover DM)"
on page 240.
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Paper Out XXXXX YYYY
There is no paper in the specified paper source (XXXXX). Load
paper of the indicated size (YYYY) into the paper source.
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Paper Set XXXXX YYYY
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The paper loaded in the specified paper source (XXXXX) does not
match the required paper size (YYYY). Replace the loaded paper
with the correct size paper and press the N Start/Stop button to
resume printing. Or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the
print job.
If you press the N Start/Stop button without replacing the paper,
the printer will print on the loaded paper even though it does not
match the required size.
Print Overrun
The required time to process the print data exceeded the print
engine speed because the current page is too complex. Press the
N Start/Stop button to resume printing. Or press the + Cancel
Job button to cancel the print job. If this message appears again,
select On as the Page Protect setting in the control panel’s Setup
Menu.
If you continue to receive this message when printing a particular
page, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of graphics
or reducing the number and size of fonts.
You can also add more memory to the printer as described in
"Memory Module" on page 202.
RAM Check
The printer is checking the RAM.
Ready
The printer is ready to receive data and print.
Replace Toner
The toner has run out.
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Install a new imaging cartridge. See "Imaging Cartridge" on page
213 for instructions.
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This error is not displayed when the Toner Out setting is set to
Continue in the control panel setting. When the Toner Out setting
is set to Continue, replace the imaging cartridge if the printout is
light or faint.
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Reset
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The printer’s current interface has been reset and the buffer has
been cleared. However, other interfaces are still active and retain
their settings and data.
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Reset All
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All printer settings have been reset to the default configuration,
or to the last settings that were saved.
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Reset to Save
A control panel menu setting was changed while the printer was
printing. Press the N Start/Stop button to clear this message. The
setting will become effective after printing has finished.
ROM Check
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The printer is checking the ROM.
Self Test
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The printer is performing a quick internal check.
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Service Req xyyyy
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A controller error or a print engine error has been detected. Turn
off the printer. Wait at least 5 seconds and then turn it back on. If
the error message still appears, write down the error number
listed on the LCD panel (xyyyy) and turn off the printer, unplug
the power cord, and contact a qualified service representative.
Sleep
Printing operations are completely suspended.
Toner Low
The imaging cartridge is running out of toner. If the printout is
too light or faint, replace the imaging cartridge as described in
"Imaging Cartridge" on page 213.
You can continue to print until the Replace Toner error message
appears. Waiting until this message appears before replacing the
toner is recommended as toner may spill during replacement if
toner remains in the cartridge. When printouts become faint, see
"Imaging Cartridge" on page 213 for instructions.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
149 for instructions.
Turn Paper XX
The direction of the paper loaded in the specified paper source
(XX) does not match the required paper direction. Turn the paper
direction to landscape.
Unable Clear Error
The printer cannot clear an error message because the error status
still remains. Try solving the problem again.
Warming Up
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The printer is warming up.
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Worn Fuser
This message indicates that the fuser unit is near the end of its
service life. Printing after this message appears is not guaranteed.
Turn the printer off, then reinstall the unit after it has cooled off
(40 minutes). Then replace the fuser unit with a new one. See
"Fuser Unit" on page 217 for instructions.
The error clears automatically after you replace the unit and close
all printer covers.
Write Error ROM A/Write Error ROM P
This message indicates an internal error in the printer. Reset the
printer. If this error persists, consult your dealer.
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Writing ROM A/Writing ROM P
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This message indicates that a ROM module in slot is being written.
Please wait until this message disappears.
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Wrong Toner
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The wrong imaging cartridge has been installed. Replace it with
the correct imaging cartridge for this printer. See "Imaging
Cartridge" on page 213 for instructions.
XXX Open
One or more of the following covers are open; Cover A, Cover B,
or Duplex Unit’s cover.
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Printing a Status Sheet
To confirm the current status of the printer, and that the options
are installed correctly, print a status sheet using the printer’s
control panel.
Follow the steps below to print a status sheet.
1. Turn on the printer. The LCD panel shows Ready.
2. Press the
status sheet.
Enter button three times. The printer prints a
* Enter button
3. Confirm that the information about the installed options is
correct. If the options are installed correctly, they appear
under Hardware Configurations. If the options are not listed,
try reinstalling them.
Note:
❏ If the status sheet does not list your installed options correctly, make
sure that they are securely connected to the printer.
❏ If you are unable to get the printer to print a correct status sheet,
contact your dealer.
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Canceling Printing
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You can cancel printing from your computer by using the printer
driver.
To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, see
"Canceling Printing" on page 104.
Using the Cancel Job button
The + Cancel Job button on your printer is the quickest and
easiest way to cancel printing. Pressing this button cancels the
currently printing job. Pressing the + Cancel Job button for
more than two seconds deletes all jobs from the printer memory,
including jobs the printer is currently receiving or printing.
Using the Reset menu
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Selecting Reset from the control panel’s Reset Menu stops
printing, clears the print job being received from the active
interface, and clears errors that may have occurred at the
interface.
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Follow the steps below to use the Reset Menu.
1. Press the
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Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button several times until Reset Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the
Enter button.
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3. Press the d Down button several times until Reset to display.
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4. Press the
Enter button. Printing is canceled. The printer
is ready to receive a new print job.
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Chapter 8
Installing Options
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit
Note:
You can install up to two units.
For details about the paper types and sizes that you can use with
the optional paper cassette unit, see "550-Sheet Universal Paper
Cassette Unit" on page 39. For specifications, see "550-Sheet
Universal Paper Cassette Unit" on page 283.
Handling precautions
Always pay attention to the following handling precautions
before installing the option.
The printer weighs about 22 kg (48.5 lb). One person should never
attempt to lift or carry it alone. Two people should carry the
printer, lifting it from the positions shown below.
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Warning:
If you lift the printer incorrectly, you could drop it and cause
injury.
Installing the 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette
Unit
Follow these steps to install the optional 550-Sheet Universal
Paper Cassette Unit.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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Caution:
Make sure to unplug the power cord from the printer to
prevent getting an electrical shock.
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2. Place the printer onto the 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette
Unit. Align each of the printer’s corners with those of the unit,
then lower the printer until it rests securely on the unit.
Note:
❏ The printer should be carried by at least two people, holding the
printer with their hands in the indicated positions.
❏ When you install two optional paper cassette units, put one unit
upon the other unit in order, then put the printer on top of them.
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3. Pull out the MP tray and lower paper cassette from the printer,
and then pull out the optional lower paper cassette from the
unit. Then, secure the printer to the unit with the four fittings
that are provided. Install two of the four fittings on both sides
of the inside of the printer.
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4. Remove the protective materials from the paper cassette and
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5. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the
printer on.
6. To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 245.
Removing the 550-Sheet Universal Paper
Cassette Unit
Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
Duplex Unit
For the paper types and sizes that you can use with the Duplex
Unit, see "Paper Sources" on page 38 or "Printing on Special
Media" on page 50. For specifications, see "Duplex Unit" on page
284.
Installing the Duplex Unit
Follow these steps to install the optional Duplex Unit.
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1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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2. Pinch the three hooks on the upper option cover to remove it
from Cover B. Then pull back on the tabs on the lower option
cover to remove it.
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3. Install the Duplex Unit as shown below. Make sure that the
unit hooks onto the printer’s tabs and the duplex connector
goes into the slot.
4. Secure the unit with the two screws provided.
5. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the
printer on.
6. To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 245.
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See "Printing with the Duplex Unit" on page 65 for information
about duplex printing.
Removing the Duplex Unit
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Follow these steps to remove the optional Duplex Unit.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
2. Loosen the two screws on the lower sides of the Duplex Unit.
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3. Press the unlock button to unlock the hooks, then remove the
unit from the printer.
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4. Attach the upper option cover and lower option cover.
5. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the
printer on.
Memory Module
By installing a Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM), you can
increase printer memory up to 320 MB (printer standard 64 MB
plus optional 64, 128, 256 MB). You may want to add additional
memory if you are having difficulty printing complex graphics.
Installing a memory module
Follow these steps to install an optional memory module.
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Before you install a memory module, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
Installing Options
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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2. Remove the cover on the printer’s right side by removing the
screw on the back of the printer and sliding the cover
backward.
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3. Loosen the two screws using a screwdriver. Then hold the tab
on the top of the shield cover and remove the cover.
4. Identify the RAM slot.
* RAM slot (gray)
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5. Insert the memory module into slot until the clip lock onto the
memory module. Make sure that the left slot (white) has a
module at all times.
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❏ Do not force the memory module into the slot.
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❏ Be sure to insert the memory module facing the correct
way.
❏ You should not remove any modules from the circuit
board. Otherwise, the printer will not work.
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6. Reattach the shield cover with two screws as shown below.
7. Reattach the right side cover to the printer as shown below.
Then, tighten the screw on the back of the printer.
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Warning:
Tighten the screw firmly to prevent the printer’s right side
cover from the falling off when moving the printer.
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8. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the
printer on.
9. To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a status
sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 245.
Removing a memory module
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Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
When removing a memory module from its slot, press the clip
and pull out the memory module as shown below.
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If the optional memory module is hard to remove, temporarily remove
the other memory module from slot A so it is easier to reach the optional
memory module to remove it. After removing the module, be sure to
replace the other memory module.
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Interface Card
Your printer comes with a Type B interface slot. Various optional
interface cards are available to expand your printer’s interface
options.
Installing an interface card
Follow these steps to install an optional interface card.
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Before you install the interface card, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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2. Remove the screws and the Type B interface card slot cover
as shown below.
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Removing screws and covers that are not described in the
following instructions will expose high voltage areas.
Note:
Keep the slot cover in a safe place. You will need to reattach it if you
remove the interface card later.
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3. Slide and push the interface card into the slot firmly, then
fasten the screw as shown below.
4. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the
printer on.
5. To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a status
sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 245.
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Removing an interface card
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Before you remove an interface card, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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Chapter 9
Replacing Consumable Products
Replacement Messages
When you see the following messages on the LCD panel or the
window of EPSON Status Monitor, replace the appropriate
consumable products. You can continue to print for a short time
after a message appears, but EPSON recommends early
replacement to maintain print quality and extend the life of your
printer.
Control panel message
Description
Toner Low
The amount of remaining toner in the imaging
cartridge is low.
Worn Fuser
The fuser unit has reached the end of its
service life.
Note:
To clear these messages, select Clear All Warnings in Reset Menu.
When the Toner out setting in the Setup Menu on the control panel
is set to Stop, the following occurs.
If you continue to use the printer without replacing consumable
products and a consumable product reaches the end of its service
life, the printer stops printing and displays the following
messages on the LCD panel or the window of EPSON Status
Monitor.
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Control panel message
Description
Replace Toner
The imaging cartridge is empty.
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Imaging Cartridge
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Handling precautions
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Always observe the following handling precautions when
replacing imaging cartridges.
❏ When handling imaging cartridges, always place them on a
clean smooth surface.
❏ Do not install used imaging cartridges into the printer.
❏ If you have moved an imaging cartridge from a cool to a warm
environment, wait for at least one hour before installing it to
prevent damage from condensation.
❏ Do not open the drum’s protective cover and avoid exposing
an imaging cartridge to room light any longer than necessary.
Overexposing the cartridge may cause abnormally dark or
light areas to appear on the printer page and reduce the life
of the cartridge.
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❏ Do not touch the toner. Keep the toner away from your eyes.
If toner gets on your skin or clothes, wash it off with soap and
water immediately.
❏ Keep the consumable products out of the reach of children.
❏ Do not dispose of the consumable products in fire, as they
may explode and cause injury. Dispose of them according to
local regulations.
Replacing an imaging cartridge
Follow these steps to replace an imaging cartridge.
1. Open Cover A slowly.
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2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out from
the printer.
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3. Take the new imaging cartridge out of its package and gently
shake the imaging cartridge as shown below.
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4. Put the new imaging cartridge on the flat surface and pull out
the protective cartridge seal as shown below.
5. Insert the new imaging cartridge all the way until it stops.
Note:
Insert the cartridge with the arrow mark on the top of the imaging
cartridge facing toward Cover A.
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6. Close Cover A until it clicks shut.
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If EPSON Status Monitor is installed, the information about the
amount of toner remaining on the Basic Setting screen may not be
updated. In that case, press the Get Information Now button on
the Consumable Info Settings dialog box to update the information.
You can open the Consumable Info Settings dialog box by
clicking the Consumable Info Settings button on the Optional
Settings tab.
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Always observe the following handling precautions when
replacing the consumable products.
Do not touch the surface of the consumable product. Doing so
may impair print quality.
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Warning:
❏ The fuser unit can be very hot if the printer has been in use.
Turn the printer off and wait for 40 minutes until the
temperature has subsided before replacing the fuser unit.
❏ Do not dispose of the used consumable products in fire, as it
may explode and cause injury. Dispose of it according to local
regulations.
❏ Keep the consumable products out of the reach of children.
Replacing the fuser unit
Follow the steps below to replace the fuser unit.
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and the
interface cable.
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Warning:
If the printer has been in use, wait at least 40 minutes until
the fuser cools down before replacing it.
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2. Open cover B.
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4. Remove the fuser unit slowly.
5. Slowly insert the new fuser unit.
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6. Make sure that the two levers at either side of the fuser unit
are moved up.
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on the printer.
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9. When the printer’s Ready light is on, press the
button to access the control panel menus.
Enter
10. Press the u Up or d Down button several times until
Reset Menu appears on the control panel, and then press the
Enter button.
11. Press the d Down button to display Reset Fuser Counter,
and then press the
Enter button.
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Chapter 10
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Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
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Cleaning the Printer
The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If the printer’s outer
case is dirty or dusty, turn off the printer and clean it with a soft,
clean cloth moistened with a mild detergent.
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Never use alcohol or paint thinner to clean the printer cover; these
chemicals can damage the components and the case. Be careful
not to get water onto the printer mechanism or any electrical
components.
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Cleaning the pickup roller
If the paper jam occurs frequently, wipe the pickup roller with a
clean dampened cloth. Follow the steps below.
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1. Turn the printer off and open Cover A slowly.
2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out.
Note:
Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.
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3. Remove the two pick up rollers by bending their tabs slightly
outwards while sliding them off the spindles.
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4. With a clean damp cloth, wipe the pickup roller’s rubber
parts.
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5. Reattach the pickup rollers as shown below. Then, fit the hook
in the concave part of the shafts to fix them.
Note:
Fit the convex parts of the pickup rollers in the concave parts of the
shaft.
6. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
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7. Close Cover A until it clicks shut.
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For long distances
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If you need to transport your printer for long distances, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials.
Follow these steps to repack your printer.
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1. Turn off the printer.
2. Remove the following items:
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❏ Imaging cartridge
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❏ Power cord
❏ Interface cables
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❏ Loaded paper
3. Remove all installed options. For information on removing
options, see the section under Installing Options.
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4. Attach the protective materials onto the printer, then repack
the printer in its original box.
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For short distances
Always pay attention to the following handling precautions when
you need to move the printer for a short distance:
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❏ If you are moving the printer on its own, two people should
lift and carry the printer.
Moving the printer
Follow these steps to move the printer for a short distance.
1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items:
❏ Power cord
❏ Interface cable
2. Be sure to lift the printer by the correct positions as shown
below.
3. When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.
Moving the printer together with an optional lower paper
cassette installed
Follow these steps to move the printer together with the optional
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit:
1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items.
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❏ Power cord
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❏ Interface cable
2. Lift the printer together with the optional unit.
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Caution:
Do not move the printer on angled or uneven surfaces.
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When relocating the printer, always choose a location that has
adequate space for easy operation and maintenance. Use the
following illustration as a guide for the amount of space required
around the printer to ensure smooth operation. Dimensions
shown in the illustrations below are in millimeters.
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To install and use any of the following options, you will need the
indicated amount of additional space.
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The 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit adds 95 mm (3.7
in.) to the bottom of the printer. When two optional paper
cassette units are installed, the printer requires 190 mm (7.4
in.) more space beneath the printer.
The Duplex Unit adds 68.5 mm (2.7 in.) to the back of the
printer.
In addition to space consideration, always heed the following
precautions when finding a place to locate the printer:
❏ Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power cord.
❏ Keep the entire computer and printer system away from
potential sources of interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Avoid using an electrical outlet that is controlled by wall
switches or automatic timers. Accidental disruption of power
can erase valuable information in your computer’s and
printer’s memory.
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❏ Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for sufficient
ventilation.
❏ Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive
heat, moisture, or dust.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Use a grounded outlet that matches the printer’s power plug.
Do not use an adapter plug.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements for this
printer.
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Chapter 11
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Troubleshooting
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Clearing Jammed Paper
If paper becomes jammed in the printer, the printer’s LCD panel
and EPSON Status Monitor provide alert messages.
Precautions for clearing jammed paper
Be sure to observe the following points when you clear jammed
paper.
❏ Do not remove jammed paper by force. Torn paper can be
difficult to remove and might cause other paper jams. Pull it
gently in order to avoid tearing.
❏ Always try to remove jammed paper with both hands to avoid
tearing it.
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❏ If jammed paper is torn and remains in the printer, or if paper
is jammed in a place not mentioned in this section, contact
your dealer.
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❏ Make sure that the paper type that is loaded is the same as the
Paper Type setting in the printer driver.
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Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch
the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT SURFACE and
CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If
the printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 40
minutes to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
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Jam A (Cover A)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration
below, the Jam A message appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
Follow these steps to clear paper jams from Cover A.
1. Open Cover A.
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2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out.
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Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.
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3. Spin the green part on the pickup roller to bring out jammed
paper.
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Only touch the green part of the pickup roller. Touching any other
parts may cause a paper jam.
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4. Gently pull out any sheets that have fed part way into the
printer.
5. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
Note:
Insert the cartridge with the arrow mark on the top of the imaging
cartridge facing toward Cover A.
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6. Close Cover A until it clicks shut.
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Jam A B (Cover A or B)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration
below, the Jam A B message appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
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Follow these steps to clear paper jams from Cover A or B.
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Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch
the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT SURFACE and
CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If
the printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 40
minutes to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
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1. Open Cover A.
2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out.
Note:
Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.
3. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both
hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
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Note:
When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take
tension off the paper, then pull it straight out.
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4. Open Cover B.
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When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s
cover before opening Cover B.
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5. Open the paper holder by pulling down on the lever on which
a green label is attached as shown below.
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Be careful not to touch the rollers in the fuser unit, they may
be very hot.
6. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
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7. Close the paper holder and close Cover B.
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If you installed the Duplex Unit, close the Duplex Unit’s cover after
closing Cover B.
8. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
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Note:
Insert the cartridge with the arrow mark on the top of the imaging
cartridge facing toward Cover A.
9. Close Cover A until it clicks shut.
Jam DM (Cover DM)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration
below, the Jam DM message appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
Follow these steps to clear paper jams in the Duplex Unit’s cover.
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1. Press the unlock button to unlock the hooks. Then open the
cover of the Duplex Unit.
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2. Gently remove the jammed paper inside the cover. Be careful
not to tear the paper.
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❏ If paper is torn, be sure to remove all torn pieces.
❏ When you cannot remove jammed paper by this procedure, open
Cover A or Cover B and remove the jammed paper as described
in "Jam A B (Cover A or B)" on page 235.
3. Close the Duplex Unit’s cover.
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When the error is not cleared after doing the procedure above,
remove the Duplex Unit from the printer and check if the paper jam
occurs at the opening on the lower part of the printer’s rear.
When the paper jam is cleared completely and Cover DM is
closed, the jammed page’s print data is automatically reprinted.
Jam MP A, Jam C1 A, Jam C2 A, Jam C3 A (All
paper cassettes and Cover A)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration
below, the Jam MP A, Jam C1 A, Jam C2 A, or Jam C3 A message
appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
1. MP Tray
2. lower paper cassette 1 (C1)
3. lower paper cassette 2 (C2)
4. lower paper cassette 3 (C3)
Follow these steps to clear paper jams in paper cassettes.
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1. Pull out the paper cassette from the printer.
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2. Remove the paper cassette’s cover and discard any crumpled
paper. Then, reattach the cover.
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3. Gently remove the jammed paper with both hands. Be careful
not to tear the jammed paper.
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Note:
Confirm that the jammed paper is not still deep inside the printer.
4. Reinsert the paper cassette.
5. Open Cover A and then close Cover A again.
Note:
After opening and closing Cover A, the error message is cleared.
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Printing a Status Sheet
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To confirm the current status of the printer, and that the options
are installed correctly, print a status sheet using the printer’s
control panel or the printer driver.
To print a status sheet from the printer’s control panel, see
"Printing a Status Sheet" on page 192.
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To print a status sheet from the printer driver, see "Printing a
status sheet" on page 85.
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Operational Problems
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The Ready light does not turn on
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Cause
What to do
The power cord may not be
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Turn off the printer, check the power cord
connections between the printer and the
electrical outlet, then turn the printer back
on.
The electrical outlet may be
controlled by an outside switch or
an automatic timer.
Make sure that the switch is turned on or
plug another electrical device into the
outlet to check whether the outlet is
operating properly.
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The printer does not print (Ready light off)
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What to do
The printer is offline.
Press the N Start/Stop button once to switch
the printer to ready status.
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Some error may have occurred.
Check the LCD panel to see if an error
message appears.
The Ready light is on but nothing prints
Cause
What to do
Your computer may not be properly
connected to the printer.
Perform the procedure illustrated in the
Setup Guide.
The interface cable may not be
plugged in securely.
Check both ends of the interface cable
between the printer and the computer. If
you are using the parallel interface, be
sure to secure the connector using the
wire retaining clips.
You may not be using the correct
interface cable.
If you are using the parallel interface,
make sure that the cable is a
double-shielded, twisted-pair interface
cable no more than six feet in length.
If you are using the USB interface, use a
Revision 2.0 cable.
The printer port is not set correctly in
the printer driver.
Make sure that the printer port is set
correctly in the printer driver.
Your application software is not
properly set up for your printer.
Make sure that the printer is selected in
your application software.
Your computer system’s memory is
too small to handle the volume of
data in your document.
Try reducing the image resolution of your
document in the application software, or
install more memory in your computer if
you can.
The optional product is not available
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EPSON Status Monitor is not
installed.
You have to install EPSON Status Monitor,
or make settings manually in the printer
driver. See "Installing EPSON Status
Monitor" on page 86 or "Making Optional
Settings" on page 85.
The Properties dialog box does not appear or it
takes too much time to open it (For Windows
Only)
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What to do
Bidirectional communication is
disabled.
Make sure that the printer is on and
connected with the appropriate cable.
Select the Enable bidirectional support
check box on the Ports menu of the
Properties dialog box (for Windows XP,
2000, or Server 2003) or in the printer driver
(for Windows Me or 98). Then select the Do
not display consumables information
check box in the Consumables Info
Settings dialog box.
The amount of a toner remaining is not updated
(For Windows users only)
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What to do
The interval between updating
information for the consumables is
too long.
Press the Get Information Now button on
the Consumable Info Settings dialog box.
You can also change the interval for
updating information about the
consumables on the Consumable Info
Settings dialog box.
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Printout Problems
The font cannot be printed
Cause
What to do
You may use the printer fonts
substituted for specified TrueType
fonts.
In the printer driver, choose the Print
TrueType fonts as bitmap button in the
Extended Settings dialog box.
The selected font is not supported
by your printer.
Make sure that you have installed the
correct font. See "Available fonts" on
page 309 for more information.
Printout is garbled
Cause
What to do
The interface cable may not be
plugged in securely.
Make sure that both ends of the interface
cable are plugged in securely.
You may not be using the correct
interface cable.
If you are using the parallel interface,
make sure that the cable is a
double-shielded, twisted-pair interface
cable no more than six feet in length.
If you are using the USB interface, use a
Revision 2.0 cable.
The emulation setting for the port
may not be correct.
Specify the emulation mode by using the
printer’s control panel menus. See
"Emulation Menu" on page 155.
Note:
If a status sheet does not print correctly, your printer may be damaged.
Contact your dealer or a qualified service representative.
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The printout position is not correct
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Cause
What to do
The page length and margins may
be set incorrectly in your
application.
Make sure that you are using the correct
page length and margin settings in your
application.
The Paper Size setting may be
incorrect.
Make sure the correct paper size is set in
the Tray Menu on the control panel.
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MP Tray Size setting may be
incorrect.
When loading paper for which the size is
not specified with Auto setting, specify
the correct paper size on the MP Tray Size
setting in the Tray Menu on the control
panel.
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Graphics do not print correctly
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Cause
What to do
The printer emulation setting in your
application may be incorrect.
Make sure that your application is set for
the printer emulation you are using. For
example, if you are using the LJ4
emulation mode, make sure that your
application is set to use a LaserJet 4
printer.
You may need more memory.
Graphics require large amounts of
memory. Install an appropriate memory
module. See "Memory Module" on page
202.
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Print Quality Problems
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The background is dark or dirty
Cause
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What to do
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You may not be using the correct
type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough,
printed characters may appear distorted
or broken. EPSON special paper, or
smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See
"Available paper types" on page 276 for
information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the printer
may be dusty.
Turn off the printer. Clean internal printer
components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
White dots appear in the printout
Cause
What to do
The paper path inside the printer
may be dusty.
Turn off the printer. Clean internal printer
components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
Print quality or tone is uneven
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp
environment.
There may be no toner left in the
imaging cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor indicates that the
amount of toner left is low, see "Replacing
an imaging cartridge" on page 214.
You can also check the remaining toner
with the following symbols on the Basic
Settings tab in the printer driver.
Toner low: !
Toner end: ×
The Density setting may be too low.
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Increase the Density setting in the Printing
Menu on the control panel.
Half-tone images print unevenly
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Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp
environment. Be sure to use paper that is
newly unwrapped.
There may be no toner left in the
imaging cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor indicates that the
amount of toner left is low, see "Replacing
an imaging cartridge" on page 214.
You can also check the remaining toner
with the following symbols on the Basic
Settings tab in the printer driver.
Toner low: !
Toner end: ×
The gradation setting is too small
when printing graphics.
On the Basic Settings tab in the printer
driver, click the Advanced and select the
More Settings button. Then select the
Halftoning.
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Toner smudges
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Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
You may not be using the correct
type of paper for your printer.
EPSON special paper or smooth,
high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See
"Available paper types" on page 276 for
information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the printer
may be dusty.
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Turn off the printer. Clean internal printer
components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
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Areas are missing in the printed image
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
This printer is sensitive to moisture
absorbed by the paper. The higher the
moisture content in the paper, the lighter
the printout. Do not store paper in a humid
or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct
type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough,
printed characters may appear distorted
or broken. EPSON special paper or
smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See
"Available paper types" on page 276 for
information on choosing paper.
Completely blank pages are output
Cause
What to do
The printer may have loaded more
than one sheet at a time.
Remove the paper stack and fan it. Tap it
on a flat surface to even the edges, then
reload the paper.
There may be no toner left in the
imaging cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor indicates that the
amount of toner left is low, see "Replacing
an imaging cartridge" on page 214.
You can also check the remaining toner
with the following symbols on the Basic
Settings tab in the printer driver.
Toner low: !
Toner end: ×
The problem may be with your
application or interface cable.
Print out a status sheet. See "Printing a
Status Sheet" on page 245. If a blank page
is ejected, the problem may be with the
printer. Turn off the printer and contact
your dealer.
The Paper Size setting may be
incorrect.
Make sure the correct paper size is set in
the Tray Menu on the control panel.
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MP Tray Size setting may be
incorrect.
When loading paper for which the size is
not specified with Auto setting, specify
the correct paper size on the MP Tray Size
setting in the Tray Menu on the control
panel.
The cartridge seal may not be
pulled out of the imaging cartridge.
Make sure that the cartridge seal has
been pulled out completely. See
"Replacing an imaging cartridge" on
page 214 for details.
The MP tray cover is not attached
correctly.
Check the MP tray cover. Next, remove
the imaging cartridge and confirm that
there is no paper remaining in the printer,
then reinstall the imaging cartridge.
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Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
The Toner Save mode may be on.
Turn off the Toner Save mode using the
printer driver or the printer’s control panel
menus. To modify the Toner Save mode
using the printer driver, select the
Advanced in the Basic Settings tab, and
click the More Settings button. Deselect
the Toner Save check box in the More
Settings dialog.
The Density setting may be too low.
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The printed image is light or faint
There may be no toner left in the
imaging cartridge.
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If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor indicates that the
amount of toner left is low, see "Replacing
an imaging cartridge" on page 214.
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You can also check the remaining toner
with the following symbols on the Basic
Settings tab in the printer driver.
Toner low: !
Toner end: ×
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Increase the Density setting in the Printing
Menu on the control panel.
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The non-printed side of the page is dirty
Cause
What to do
Toner may have spilled onto the
paper feed path.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
Memory Problems
Print quality decreased
Cause
What to do
The printer cannot print in the
required quality level because of
insufficient memory, and the printer
lowers the quality automatically so
that the printer can continue
printing.
Check to see if the printout is acceptable.
If not, add more memory for a permanent
solution or lower print quality temporarily
in the printer driver.
Insufficient memory for current task
Cause
What to do
The printer has insufficient memory
for current task.
Add more memory for a permanent
solution or lower print quality temporarily
in the printer driver.
Insufficient memory to print all copies
Cause
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What to do
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The printer does not have sufficient
memory to collate print jobs.
Only one set of copies will be printed.
Reduce the contents of print jobs, or add
more memory. For information on
installing more memory, see "Memory
Module" on page 202.
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Paper Handling Problems
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Paper does not feed properly
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Cause
What to do
The paper guides are not set
correctly.
Make sure that the paper guides in all the
paper cassettes are set in the correct
paper size positions.
The paper source setting may not
be correct.
Make sure that you have selected the
correct paper source in your application.
There may be no paper in the paper
cassettes.
Load paper into the selected paper
source.
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The size of loaded paper differs from
the control panel setting.
Make sure that the correct paper size is
set in the control panel’s Paper Source
and MP Tray Size settings.
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Too many sheets may be loaded in
the paper cassette.
Make sure that you have not tried to load
too many sheets of paper. For the
maximum paper capacity for each
paper source, see "MP tray" on page 38.
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If paper does not feed from the
optional 550-Sheet Universal Paper
Cassette Unit, the unit may not be
installed properly.
For instructions on installing the unit, see
"550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit"
on page 194.
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Problems Using Options
To confirm your options are installed correctly, print a status
sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 245 for details.
The message Invalid AUX /IF Card appears on
the LCD panel
Cause
What to do
The printer cannot read the
installed optional interface card.
Turn off the computer, then remove the
card. Make sure the interface card is of a
supported model.
Paper does not feed from the optional paper
cassette
Cause
What to do
The optional lower paper cassette
may not be installed properly.
See "550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette
Unit" on page 194 for instructions on
installing an optional paper cassette unit.
The paper source setting may not
be correct.
Make sure you have selected the proper
paper source in your application.
There may be no paper in the paper
cassette.
Load paper.
Too many sheets may be loaded in
the paper cassette.
Make sure that you have not tried to load
in with too many sheets of paper. For the
maximum paper capacity for each
paper source, see "MP tray" on page 38,
"Standard lower paper cassette" on page
39, and "550-Sheet Universal Paper
Cassette Unit" on page 39.
The paper size is not set correctly.
Make sure that the correct paper size is
selected in the Tray Menu on the control
panel.
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Troubleshooting
Feed jam when using the optional paper
cassette
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Cause
What to do
The paper is jammed at the
optional paper cassette.
See "Clearing Jammed Paper" on page
231 to clear jammed paper.
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An installed option cannot be used
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Cause
What to do
The installed option is not defined in
the printer driver.
You have to make settings manually in the
printer driver. See "Making Optional
Settings" on page 85.
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Correcting USB Problems
If you are having difficulty using printer with a USB connection,
see if your problem is listed below, and take any recommended
actions.
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USB connections
USB cables or connections can sometimes be the source of USB
problems. Try one or both of these solution.
❏ For best results, you should connect the printer directly to the
computer’s USB port. If you must use multiple USB hubs, we
recommend that you connect the printer to the first-tier hub.
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Windows operating system
Your computer must be a model pre-installed with Windows XP,
Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003, a model that was pre-installed with
Windows 98 and upgraded to Windows Me, or a model that was
pre-installed with Windows Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003, and
upgraded to Windows XP. You may not be able to install or run
the USB printer driver on a computer that does not meet these
specifications or that is not equipped with a built-in USB port.
For details about your computer, contact your dealer.
Printer software installation
Incorrect or incomplete software installation can lead to USB
problems. Take note of the following and perform the
recommended checks to ensure proper installation.
Checking printer software installation for Windows XP, 2000,
or Server 2003
When using Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, you must follow
the steps in the Setup Guide packed with the printer to install the
printer software. Otherwise, Microsoft’s Universal driver may be
installed instead. To check if the Universal driver has been
installed, follow the steps below.
1. Open the Printers folder, then right-click the icon of your
printer.
2. Click Printing Preferences on the shortcut menu that
appears, then right-click anywhere in the driver.
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If About is displayed in the shortcut menu that appears, click
it. If a message box with the words “Unidrv Printer Driver”
appears, you must reinstall the printer software as described
in the Setup Guide. If About is not displayed, the printer
software has been installed correctly.
Note:
For Windows 2000, if the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box
appears during the installation process, click Yes. If you click No, you
will have to install the printer software again.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, if the Software Installation dialog box
appears during the installation process, click Continue Anyway. If
you click STOP Installation, you will have to install the printer software
again.
Checking printer software in Windows Me or 98
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If you canceled the plug-and-play driver installation in Windows
Me or 98 before the procedure was complete, the USB printer
device driver or the printer software may be incorrectly installed.
Follow the directions below to ensure that the driver and printer
software are installed correctly.
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Note:
The screen shots shown in this section are taken from Windows 98.
Windows Me screens may differ slightly.
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1. Access the printer driver, see "Accessing the printer driver"
on page 58, then click the Details tab.
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If EPUSBX: (your printer name) is displayed in the “Print to
the following” port drop-down list, then the USB printer
device driver and printer software are installed correctly. If
the correct port is not displayed, proceed to the next step.
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2. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then
click Properties.
3. Click the Device Manager tab.
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If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer
Devices should appear on the Device Manager menu.
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If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the Device
Manager menu, click the plus(+) sign beside Other devices to
view the installed devices.
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If USB Printer or your printer name appears under Other
devices, the printer software is not installed correctly. Proceed
to step 5.
If neither USB Printer nor your printer name appears under
Other devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable from the
printer, then plug it into the printer again. Once you’ve
confirmed that these items appear, proceed to step 5.
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4. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or your printer
name, click Remove, then click OK.
When the following dialog box appears, click OK, then click
OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
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5. Uninstall the printer software as explained in "Uninstalling
the Printer Software" on page 105. Turn the printer off, restart
your computer, then reinstall the printer software as
described in the Setup Guide.
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Status and Error Messages
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You can see the printer’s status and error messages on the LCD
panel. For more information, see "Status and Error Messages" on
page 181
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Canceling Printing
You can cancel printing from your computer by using the printer
driver or from the printer’s control panel.
To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, for
Windows, see "Canceling Printing" on page 104.
+ Cancel Job button on your printer is the quickest and easiest
way to cancel printing.
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For instructions, see "Canceling Printing" on page 193.
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Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems
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The problems listed in this section are those that you may
encounter when printing with the PostScript driver. All
procedural instructions refer to the PostScript printer driver.
Troubleshooting
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The printer does not print correctly in the
PostScript mode
Cause
What to do
The printer’s emulation mode
setting is incorrect.
The printer is set to the Auto mode by
default, so that it can automatically
determine the encoding used in the
received print job data and select the
appropriate emulation mode. However,
there are situations where the printer
cannot select the correct emulation
mode. In this case, it must be set manually
to PS3.
Set the emulation mode through the
SelecType Emulation menu on the printer.
See "Emulation Menu" on page 155.
The printer’s emulation mode
setting for the interface that you are
using is incorrect.
The emulation mode can be set
individually for each interface which
receives print job data. Set the emulation
mode for the interface you are using to
PS3.
Set the emulation mode through the
SelecType Emulation menu on the printer.
See "Emulation Menu" on page 155.
The printer does not print
Cause
What to do
The Print to file check box is
selected in the Print dialog box
(except on Mac OS X).
Clear the Print to file check box in the Print
dialog box.
The Save as File check box is
selected on the Output Option
sheet in the Print dialog box (Mac
OS X only).
Clear the Save as File check box on the
Output Option sheet in the Print dialog box.
An incorrect printer driver is
selected.
Make sure that the PostScript printer driver
that you are using to print is selected.
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For Mac OS 9 users only
The Unlimited Downloadable
Fonts check box on the PostScript
Options setup option page in the
Page Setup dialog box is
selected.
The Emulation menu in the
printer’s Control Panel is set to a
mode other than Auto or PS3 for
the interface that you are using.
Clear the Unlimited Downloadable Fonts
check box.
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Change the mode setting to either Auto or
PS3.
The printer driver or printer that you need to use
does not appear in the Printer Setup Utility (Mac
OS 10.3.x), Print Center (Mac OS 10.2.x), or
Chooser (Mac OS 9)
Cause
What to do
QuickDraw GX is in use (Mac OS
9).
This printer’s driver does not support
QuickDraw GX. Disable QuickDraw GX.
The printer name has been
changed.
Ask the network administrator for details,
then select the appropriate printer name.
The AppleTalk zone setting is
incorrect.
Open the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS
10.3.x), Print Center (Mac OS 10.2.x), or
Chooser (Mac OS 9), then select the
AppleTalk zone that the printer is
connected to.
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The font on the printout is different from that on
the screen
Cause
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The PostScript screen fonts are not
installed.
The PostScript screen fonts must be installed
on the computer that you are using.
Otherwise, the font that you select is
substituted by some other font for display on
the screen.
For Windows users only
If the Send TrueType fonts to printer
according to the font Substitution Table
setting on the Fonts sheet of the printer’s
Properties dialog box is turned on, TrueType
fonts are replaced by the printer fonts
before they are printed. Specify the
appropriate substitution fonts using the Font
Substitution Table.
The Send TrueType fonts to printer
according to the font Substitution
Table setting on the Fonts sheet of
the printer’s Properties dialog box
is turned on, but the TrueType
fonts are not replaced by the
printer fonts.
(For Windows Me 98)
The appropriate substitution fonts
are not correctly specified on the
Device Settings sheet of the
printer’s Properties dialog box.
(For Windows XP or 2000)
Specify the appropriate substitution fonts
using the Font Substitution Table.
The printer fonts cannot be installed
Cause
What to do
The Emulation menu in the
printer’s Control Panel is not set to
PS3 for the interface that you are
using.
Change the Emulation menu setting to PS3
for the interface that you are using, then try
reinstalling the printer fonts again.
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth
Cause
What to do
The Print Quality is set to Fast.
Change the Print Quality setting to Quality.
The printer does not have
sufficient memory.
Increase the printer memory.
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The printer does not print normally via the parallel
interface (Windows 98 only)
Cause
What to do
The computer is connected to the
printer via the parallel interface and
the parallel port setting is set to the
ECP mode.
Make sure that the mode setting is
correct.
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The printer does not print normally via the USB
interface
What to do
For Windows users only
The printer cannot print binary data when it
is connected to the computer via the USB
interface. Make sure that the Data Format
setting, which is accessed by clicking
Advanced on the PostScript sheet of the
printer’s Properties, is set to ASCII or TBCP.
If your computer is running Windows XP,
click the Device Settings tab in the printer’s
Properties, then click the Output Protocol
setting and select ASCII or TBCP.
For Macintosh users only
The Data Format setting in the
printer’s Properties is not set to
ASCII.
The printer cannot print binary data when it
is connected to the computer via the USB
interface. Make sure that the Data Format
setting, which is accessed by clicking Print
from the File menu, is set to ASCII.
The printer does not print normally via the
network interface
Cause
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Cause
The Data Format setting in the
printer’s Properties is not set to
ASCII or TBCP.
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The Data Format setting is different
from the data format setting
specified in the application (except
on Mac OS X)
If the file is created in an application that
allows you to change the data format or
encoding, such as Photoshop, make sure
that the setting in the application
matches that in the printer driver.
The network connection is
something other than AppleTalk,
and the Data Format setting is not
set to ASCII data.
If the network connection is something
other than AppleTalk, make sure that the
Data Format setting is set to ASCII data or
Tagged binary communications protocol
(Windows) or set to ASCII (Macintosh).
For Windows 2000 users only
When AppleTalk is active and Job
Management ON is selected, the printer
does not print normally. Make sure to
clear the Job Management On check
box on the Job Settings sheet of the
printer’s Properties.
Job Management On is selected in
the printer’s Properties.
For Windows users only
The computer is connected to the
network using AppleTalk in a
Windows 2000 environment, and
the Send CTRL+D Before Each Job
or Send CTRL+D After Each Job
setting on the Device Settings sheet
of the printer’s Properties dialog box
is set to Yes.
For Windows users only
The print data is too large.
Make sure that both the Send CTRL+D
Before Each Job and Send CTRL+D After
Each Job settings are set to No.
Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of
the printer’s Properties, then change the
Data Format setting from ASCII data
(default) to Tagged binary
communications protocol.
When the Binary setting is set to On, TBCP
is not available. Use the Binary protocol.
See "PS3 Menu" on page 171 for details.
For Windows users only
Printing cannot be performed using
the network interface.
Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of
the printer’s Properties, then change the
Data Format setting from ASCII data
(default) to Tagged binary
communications protocol.
When the Binary setting is set to On, TBCP
is not available. Use the Binary protocol.
See "PS3 Menu" on page 171 for details.
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An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only)
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Cause
What to do
The version of the Mac OS that
you are using is unsupported.
This printer’s driver can only be used on
Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9
version 9.1 or later, and Mac OS X version
10.2.4 or later.
Insufficient memory to print data (Macintosh
only)
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Cause
What to do
The Macintosh printer driver uses
available memory in the system to
process print data.
Try one of the following to free up memory
for printing:
❏ Reduce the RAM cache
setting in the Memory
control panel (Mac OS 9).
❏ Close applications that
are not in use.
❏ Increase the memory
allocation for the
application that you are
printing from (Mac OS 9).
❏ Turn off background
printing.
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Printing in the PCL6 Mode Problems
The problems listed in this section are those that you may
encounter when printing in the PCL6 mode. All procedural
instructions, refer to the PCL6 printer driver.
The printer does not print
Cause
What to do
The Print to file check box is
selected in the Print dialog box.
Clear the Print to file check box in the Print
dialog box.
The font on the printout is different from that on
the screen
Cause
What to do
The EPSON Font Manager fonts
are not installed.
The EPSON Font Manager fonts must be
installed on the computer that you are
using. Otherwise, the font that you select is
substituted by some other font for display on
the screen.
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth
Cause
What to do
The resolution is set to 300 dpi.
Access the printer driver, click the Graphics
tab, then select 600 dpi as the resolution.
The printer does not have
sufficient memory.
Increase the printer memory.
The RITech is set to Off.
Access the printer driver, click the Graphics
tab, then select On for RITech from the
drop-down list.
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Appendix A
A
Where To Get Help
A
Technical Support Web Site
Go to http://www.epson.com and select the Support section of
your local EPSON web site for the latest drivers, FAQs, manuals
and other downloadables.
Epson's Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems
that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting information in
your product documentation. If you have a Web browser and can
connect to the Internet, access the site at:
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http://support.epson.net/
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Contacting Customer Support
A
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. Check your Pan-European Warranty Document for
information on how to contact EPSON Customer support.
They will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them
the following information:
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
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A
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❏ 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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Appendix B
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Technical Specifications
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Paper
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot
guarantee the quality of any type of paper. Always test samples
of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large
jobs.
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Available paper types
Paper type
Description
Plain paper
Weight: 60 to 90 g/m²
(Recycled paper is acceptable.*1)
Envelopes
No paste and no tape
No plastic window
Labels
The backing sheet should be covered
completely, with no gaps between labels.
Thick paper
Weight: 91 to 157 g/m²
Extra thick paper
Weight: 157 to 216 g/m²*2
Transparencies
Transparencies for black-and-white laser
printers or copiers
Colored paper
Non-coated
Paper with letterhead
Paper and ink of letterheads must be
compatible with laser printers.
*1
Use recycled paper only under normal temperature and humidity conditions.
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality, or cause paper jams and other
problems.
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When using extra thick paper, set the Paper Type setting in the printer driver
to Extra Thick.
Paper that should not be used
You cannot use the following paper in this printer. It may cause
printer damage, paper jams, and poor print quality:
❏ Media meant for other color laser printers, black-and-white
laser printers, color copiers, black-and-white copiers, or ink
jet printers
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❏ Previously printed paper by any color laser printers,
black-and-white laser printers, color copiers, black-and-white
copiers, ink jet printers, or thermal transfer printers
❏ Carbon paper, carbonless paper, thermal-sensitive paper,
pressure-sensitive paper, acid paper, or paper that uses
high-temperature-sensitive ink (around 210°C)
❏ Labels that peel easily or labels that do not cover the backing
sheet completely
B
B
B
B
❏ Coated paper or special surface-colored paper
❏ Paper that has binder holes or is perforated
B
❏ Paper that has glue, staples, paper clips, or tape on it
B
❏ Paper that attracts static electricity
❏ Moist or damp paper
B
❏ Paper of uneven thickness
❏ Overly thick or thin paper
B
❏ Paper that is too smooth or too rough
B
❏ Paper that is different on the front and back
❏ Paper that is folded, curled, wavy, or torn
❏ Paper of irregular shape, or paper that does not have right
angle corners
Printable area
B
B
4-mm minimum margin on all sides
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B
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Note:
❏ The printable area varies, depending on the emulation mode in use.
❏ When using ESC/Page language, there is 5-mm minimum margin
on all sides.
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Printer
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General
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Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Print Quality:
1200 RIT*1
Resolution:
600 dpi
Continuous printing
speed*2 (with A4/Letter):
30 pages per minute or less
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed alignment:
Center alignment for all sizes
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B
B
Input paper supply:
MP tray:
Up to 150 sheets of plain paper (75 g/m²)
Up to 10 envelopes
Up to 100 sheets of transparencies
Up to 75 sheets of labels
Standard lower paper
cassette:
Up to 250 sheets of plain paper (75 g/m²)
Paper output:
For all paper types and size
Paper output capacity:
Up to 250 sheets of plain paper (75 g/m²)
Internal emulation:
PCL6/5e emulation (LJ4 mode)
B
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX mode)
IBM Proprinter emulation (I239X mode)
RAM:
64 MB, expandable up to 320 MB
Technical Specifications
B
B
ESC/P 2 24-pin printer emulation
(ESC/P 2 mode)
99 scalable fonts and 5 bitmap fonts
B
B
ECP/Page printer language
Resident fonts:
B
B
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Resolution Improvement Technology
*2
Printing speed varies by paper source or other conditions.
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity:
Altitude:
In use:
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Not in use:
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
In use:
15 to 85% RH
Not in use:
5 to 85% RH
3,500 meters (11,500 feet) maximum
Mechanical
Weight:
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Approx. 19.5 kg (about 43 lb), excluding the
imaging cartridge and options
Technical Specifications
Electrical
B
220 V Model
Voltage
220 V-240 V ± 10%
Rated frequency
50 Hz / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
Rated current
Less than 5.5 A
Power
consumption
During printing
During standby
mode
Average
500 W
MAX
970 W
Average
85 W
Sleep mode*
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B
B
B
Up to 9 W
* Completely suspended. Compliant with the Energy Star program.
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Standard and approvals
B
U.S. model:
Safety
UL 60950
CSA C22.2 No. 60950
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
B
B
European model:
Low Voltage Directive
73/23/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
B
EN 60950
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
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B
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Laser safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does
not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within
protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot
escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
Interfaces
Parallel interface
Use the IEEE 1284-I compliant parallel interface connector.
ECP mode/Nibble mode
USB interface
USB 2.0 Full Speed mode
Note:
Only computers equipped with a USB connector and running Windows
Me, 98, XP, or 2000 support the USB interface.
Ethernet interface
You can use an IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX/10 BASE-T
straight-through shielded, twisted-pair interface cable with an
RJ45 connector.
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Options and Consumable Products
B
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit
B
Product code:
C12C802002
Paper size:
A5, A4, A3, B5, B4, Letter (LT), Legal (LGL)
Paper weight:
60 to 90 g/m² (16 to 24 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Paper cassette capacity up to 550 sheets of
plain paper (75 g/m²)
Paper types:
Plain paper
Power supply:
3.3 V/0.1 A, 24 V/1.2 A supplied by the printer
Model:
JDA-3
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B
B
B
Dimensions and weight:
Height:
143 mm (5.6 in.)
Width:
505 mm (19.9 in.)
Depth:
373 mm (14.7 in.)
Weight:
3.5 kg (7.7 lb), including paper cassette
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B
B
B
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Duplex Unit
Product code:
C12C813982
Paper size:
A5, A4, A3, B5, B4, Letter (LT), Legal (LGL),
Half-Letter (HLT), Executive (EXE), Government
Legal (GLG), Ledger (B)
Paper weight:
60 to 157 g/m² (16 to 42 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Paper types:
Plain paper, thick paper
Power supply:
3.3 V/0.1 A, 24 V/0.6 A supplied by the printer
Model:
JDA-4
Dimensions and weight:
*
Height:
203.5 mm (8.0 in.)
Width:
435 mm (17.1 in.)
Depth:
68.5 mm (2.7 in.)
Weight:
1.7 kg (3.7 lb)
This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC
Directive 89/336/EEC.
Memory module
Make sure that the DIMM you purchase is compatible with
EPSON products. For details, contact the store where you
purchased this printer or the EPSON sales company.
Memory size:
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64 MB, 128 MB, or 256 MB
Technical Specifications
Imaging cartridges
B
Product code:
0290
Storage temperature:
0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
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B
Fuser unit
*
B
Product code:
3023*
Storage temperature:
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
Storage humidity:
5 to 85% RH
B
This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC
Directive 89/336/EEC.
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B
B
B
B
B
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Appendix C
Information about Fonts
Working with Fonts
EPSON BarCode Fonts (Windows Only)
EPSON BarCode Fonts let you easily create and print many types
of bar codes.
Normally, bar code creation is a laborious process requiring you
to specify various command codes, such as Start bar, Stop bar and
OCR-B, in addition to the bar code characters themselves.
However, EPSON BarCode Fonts are designed to add such codes
automatically, allowing you to easily print bar codes that conform
to a variety of bar code standards.
EPSON BarCode Fonts support the following types of bar codes.
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Bar code
Standard
EPSON
BarCode
OCR-B
Check
Digit
Comments
EAN
EPSON
EAN-8
Yes
Yes
Creates EAN
(abbreviated
version)
bar codes.
EPSON
EAN-13
Yes
Yes
Creates EAN
(standard
version)
bar codes.
UPC-A
EPSON
UPC-A
Yes
Yes
Creates UPC-A
bar codes.
UPC-E
EPSON
UPC-E
Yes
Yes
Creates UPC-E
bar codes.
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Code39
EPSON
Code39
No
No
EPSON
Code39 CD
No
Yes
EPSON
Code39 CD
Num
Yes
Yes
EPSON
Code39
Num
Yes
No
Code128
EPSON
Code128
No
Yes
Creates
Code128
bar codes.
Interleaved
2 of 5 (ITF)
EPSON ITF
No
No
EPSON ITF
CD
No
Yes
EPSON ITF
CD Num
Yes
Yes
Printing of
OCR-B and
check digits
can be
specified with
the font name.
EPSON ITF
Num
Yes
No
EPSON
Codabar
No
No
EPSON
Codabar
CD
No
Yes
EPSON
Codabar
CD Num
Yes
Yes
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Codabar
Num
Yes
No
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Codabar
Printing of
OCR-B and
check digits
can be
specified with
the font name.
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Printing of
OCR-B and
check digits
can be
specified with
the font name.
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EAN128
EPSON
EAN128
Yes
Yes
Creates
EAN128
barcodes.
Supported OS:
Windows
2000/XP/Server
2003
System requirements
To use EPSON BarCode Fonts, your computer system should
meet the following requirements:
Computer:
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with an
i386SX or higher CPU
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or
Server 2003
Hard disk:
15 to 30 KB free space, depending on the font.
Note:
EPSON BarCode Fonts can only be used with Epson printer drivers.
Installing EPSON BarCode Fonts
Follow the steps below to install EPSON BarCode Fonts. The
procedure described here is for installation in Windows 98; the
procedure for other Windows operating systems is nearly the
same.
1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running
on your computer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
Note:
❏ If the language section window appears, select your country.
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❏ If the EPSON Installation Program screen does not appear
automatically, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click
the CD-ROM icon, and click OPEN in the menu that appears.
Then double-click Epsetup.exe.
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3. Click User Installation.
4. Click Custom Install.
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5. Click EPSON BarCode Font.
6. When the software license agreement screen appears, read the
statement and then click Accept. Then follow the on-screen
instructions.
7. When installation is complete, click OK.
EPSON BarCode Fonts are now installed on your computer.
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Printing with EPSON BarCode Fonts
Follow the steps below to create and print bar codes using EPSON
BarCode Fonts. The application featured in these instructions is
Microsoft WordPad. The actual procedure may differ slightly
when printing from other applications.
1. Open a document in your application and enter the characters
you want to convert into a bar code.
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2. Select the characters, then select Font from the Format menu.
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3. Select the EPSON BarCode Font you want to use, set the font
size, then click OK.
Note:
In Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, you cannot use font sizes
larger than 96 points when printing bar codes.
4. The characters you selected appear as bar code characters
similar to those shown below.
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5. Select Print from the File menu, select your EPSON printer,
then click Properties. Make the following printer driver
settings. Your printer is a Black-and-White printer. See the
Black-and-White Printer Driver section in the table below.
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Black-and
-white
Printer
Driver
Color
Printer
Driver
Host Based
Black-and
-white
Printer
Driver
Host Based
Color
Printer
Driver
Color
(not
available)
Black
(not
available)
Black
Print Quality
Text &
Image*
Text &
Image*
Text &
Image *
Text &
Image*
Toner Save
Not
selected
Not
selected
Not
selected
Not
selected
Zoom
Options
Not
selected
Not
selected
Not
selected
Not
selected
Graphic
mode (in
the
Extended
Settings
dialog box
accessed
through the
Optional
Settings
tab)
High
Quality
(Printer)
(not
available)
(not
available)
(not
available)
Printing
Mode (in
the
Extended
Settings
dialog box
accessed
through the
Optional
Settings
tab)
(not
available)
High
Quality
(Printer)
(not
available)
(not
available)
These settings are available when the Automatic check box is selected on
the Basic Settings tab. When the Advanced check box is selected, click the
More Settings button and set the Resolution or Print Quality to 600dpi.
6. Click OK to print the bar code.
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Note:
If there is an error in the bar code character string, such as
inappropriate data, the bar code will be printed as it appears on the
screen, but it cannot be read by a bar code reader.
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Notes on inputting and formatting bar codes
Please note the following when inputting and formatting bar code
characters:
❏ Do not apply shading or special character formatting, such as
bold, italic, or underline.
❏ Print bar codes in black and white only.
❏ When rotating characters, only specify rotation angles of 90°,
180°, and 270°.
❏ Turn off all automatic character and word spacing settings in
your application.
❏ Do not use features in your application that enlarge or reduce
the size of characters in only the vertical or horizontal
direction.
❏ Turn off your application’s auto-correct features for spelling,
grammar, spacing, etc.
❏ To more easily distinguish bar codes from other text in your
document, set your application to show text symbols, such as
paragraph marks, tabs, etc.
❏ Because special characters such as Start bar and Stop bar are
added when an EPSON BarCode Font is selected, the
resulting bar code may have more characters than were
originally input.
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❏ For best results, use only the font sizes recommended in
"BarCode Font specifications" on page 296 for the EPSON
BarCode Font you are using. Bar codes in other sizes may not
be readable with all bar code readers.
Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
bar codes may not be readable with all bar code readers. Print a sample
and make sure the bar code can be read before printing large quantities.
BarCode Font specifications
This section contains details on the character input specifications
for each EPSON BarCode Font.
EPSON EAN-8
❏ EAN-8 is an eight-digit abbreviated version of the EAN
bar code standard.
❏ Because the check digit is added automatically, only 7
characters can be input.
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
7 characters
Font size
52 pt to 130 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 52 pt, 65 pt
(standard), 97.5 pt, and 130 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right margin
❏ Left/Right guard bar
❏ Center bar
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❏ Check digit
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Print sample
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EPSON EAN-13
❏ EAN-13 is the standard 13-digit EAN bar code.
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❏ Because the check digit is added automatically, only 12
characters can be input.
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
12 characters
Font size
60 pt to 150 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 60 pt, 75 pt
(standard), 112.5 pt, and 150 pt.
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The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right margin
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❏ Left/Right guard bar
❏ Center bar
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❏ Check digit
❏ OCR-B
Print sample
EPSON EAN-13
EPSON UPC-A
❏ UPC-A is the standard bar code specified by the American
Universal Product Code (UPC Symbol Specification Manual).
❏ Only regular UPC codes are supported. Supplementary codes
are not supported.
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
11 characters
Font size
60 pt to 150 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 60 pt, 75 pt
(standard), 112.5 pt and 150 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right margin
❏ Left/Right guard bar
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❏ Center bar
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❏ Check digit
❏ OCR-B
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EPSON UPC-A
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EPSON UPC-E
❏ UPC-E is the UPC-A zero-suppression (deletes extra zeros)
bar code specified by the American Universal Product Code
(UPC Symbol Specification Manual).
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
6 characters
Font size
60 pt to 150 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 60 pt, 75 pt
(standard), 112.5 pt, and 150 pt.
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The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right margin
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❏ Left/Right guard bar
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❏ Check digit
❏ OCR-B
❏ The numeral “0”
Print sample
EPSON UPC-E
EPSON Code39
❏ Four Code39 fonts are available, allowing you to enable and
disable the automatic insertion of check digits and OCR-B.
❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Code39
standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least one
space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
❏ Spaces in Code39 bar codes should be input as “_” underbars.
❏ When printing two or more bar codes on one line, separate
the bar codes with a tab, or select a font other than a BarCode
Font and input the space. If a space is input while a Code39
font is selected, the bar code will not be correct.
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Character type
Alphanumeric characters (A to Z, 0 to 9)
Symbols (- . space $ / + %)
Number of characters
No limit
Font size
When OCR-B is not used: 26 pt or more (up
to 96 pt in Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52 pt, 78
pt, and 104 pt.
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When OCR-B is used: 36 pt or more (up to
96 pt in Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 36 pt, 72 pt, 108
pt, and 144 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right quiet zone
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❏ Check digit
❏ Start/Stop character
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EPSON Code128
❏ Code128 fonts support code sets A, B, and C. When the code
set of a line of characters is changed in the middle of the line,
a conversion code is automatically inserted.
❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Code128
standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least one
space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
❏ Some applications automatically delete the spaces at the end
of lines or change multiple spaces into tabs. Bar codes
containing spaces may not be correctly printed from
applications that automatically delete spaces from the ends of
lines or change multiple spaces into tabs.
❏ When printing two or more bar codes on one line, separate
the bar codes with a tab, or select a font other than a BarCode
Font and input the space. If a space is input while Code128 is
selected, the bar code will not be correct.
Character type
All ASCII characters (95 in total)
Number of characters
No limit
Font size
26 pt to 104 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52 pt, 78
pt, and 104 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right quiet zone
❏ Start/Stop character
❏ Check digit
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❏ Change code set character
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EPSON ITF
❏ The EPSON ITF fonts conform to the USS Interleaved 2-of-5
standard (American).
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❏ Four EPSON ITF fonts are available, allowing you to enable
and disable the automatic insertion of check digits and
OCR-B.
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❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Interleaved
2-of-5 standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least
one space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
❏ Interleaved 2 of 5 treats every two characters as one set. When
there are an odd number of characters, EPSON ITF fonts
automatically add a zero to the beginning of the character
string.
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
No limit
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Font size
When OCR-B is not used: 26 pt or more (up
to 96 pt in Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52 pt, 78 pt,
and 104 pt.
When OCR-B is used: 36 pt or more (up to 96
pt in Windows XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 36 pt, 72 pt, 108 pt,
and 144 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right quiet zone
❏ Start/Stop character
❏ Check digit
❏ The numeral “0” (added to the beginning of character strings
as needed)
Print sample
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EPSON ITF
EPSON ITF CD
EPSON ITF Num
EPSON ITF CD Num
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EPSON Codabar
❏ Four Codabar fonts are available, allowing you to enable and
disable the automatic insertion of check digits and OCR-B.
❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Codabar
standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least one
space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
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❏ When either a Start or a Stop character is input, Codabar fonts
automatically insert the complementary character.
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❏ If neither a Start nor a Stop character is input, these characters
are automatically input as the letter “A”.
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Character type
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Numbers (0 to 9)
Symbols (- $ : / . +)
Number of characters
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No limit
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Font size
When OCR-B is not used: 26 pt or
more (up to 96 pt in Windows
XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52
pt, 78 pt, and 104 pt.
When OCR-B is used: 36 pt or more
(up to 96 pt in Windows
XP/2000/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 36 pt, 72
pt, 108 pt, and 144 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not
be input by hand:
❏ Left/Right quiet zone
❏ Start/Stop character (when not input)
❏ Check digit
Print sample
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EPSON Codabar
EPSON Codabar CD
EPSON Codabar Num
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EPSON EAN128
❏ EAN128 fonts support code sets A, B, and C. When the code
set of a line of characters is changed in the middle of the line,
a conversion code is automatically inserted.
❏ The following 4 kinds of the properties are supported as the
Application Identifier (AI).
01: Grobal traded item number
10: Batch / Lot number
17: Expiry date
30: Quantity
❏ Some applications automatically delete the spaces at the end
of lines or change multiple spaces into tabs. Bar codes
containing spaces may not be correctly printed from
applications that automatically delete spaces from the ends of
lines or change multiple spaces into tabs.
❏ When printing two or more bar codes on one line, separate
the bar codes with a tab, or select a font other than a BarCode
Font and input the space. If a space is input while EAN128 is
selected, the bar code will not be correct.
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Alphanumeric characters (A to Z, 0
to 9)
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Parenthesis are only for
identification of the Application
Identifier (AI)
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supported by the small letter key
input.
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❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Code128
standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least one
space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
Character type
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Number of characters
It changes with the Application
Identifier (AI).
01: 4 characters "(01)" and 13
numbers
17: 4 characters "(17)" and 6
numbers
10: 4 characters "(10)" and
maximum of 20 alphanumeric
characters
30: 4 characters "(30)" and
maximum of 8 numbers
Font size
36 pt or more
Recommended sizes are 36 pt, 72 pt
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not
be input by hand:
❏ Left/Right quiet zone
❏ Start/Stop character
❏ FNC1 character
It inserts for discernment from Code128 and for a pause
of the variable length application identifier.
❏ Check digit
❏ Change code set character
Print sample
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Available fonts
The following table lists the fonts that are installed in your printer.
The names of all the fonts appear in your application software’s
font list if you are using the driver provided with the printer. If
you are using a different driver, all of these fonts may not be
available.
The fonts provided with the printer are shown below, according
to the emulation mode.
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Font Name
Family
HP Equivalent
Courier
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Courier
ITC Zapf Dingbats
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ITC Zapf Dingbats
CG Times
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
CG Times
CG Omega
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
CG Omega
Coronet
-
Coronet
Clarendon
Condensed
-
Clarendon
Condensed
Univers
Medium, Bold,
Medium Italic, Bold
Italic
Univers
Univers Condensed
Medium, Bold,
Medium Italic, Bold
Italic
Univers Condensed
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Antique Olive
Medium, Bold, Italic
Antique Olive
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Garamond
Antiqua, Halbfett,
Kursiv, Kursiv Halbfett
Garamond
Marigold
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Albertus
Medium, Extra Bold
Albertus
Ryadh
Medium, Bold
Ryadh
Malka
Medium, Bold, Italic
Miryam
Dorit
Medium, Bold
David
Naamit
Medium, Bold
Narkis
Arial
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Arial
Times New
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Times New
Helvetica
Medium, Bold,
Oblique, Bold
Oblique
Helvetica
Helvetica Narrow
Medium, Bold,
Oblique, Bold
Oblique
Helvetica Narrow
Palatino
Roman, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Palatino
ITC Avant Garde
Book, Demi, Book
Oblique, Demi
Oblique
ITC Avant Garde
Gothic
ITC Bookman
Light, Demi, Light
Italic, Demi Italic
ITC Bookman
New Century
Schoolbook
Roman, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
New Century
Schoolbook
Times
Roman, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Times
ITC Zapf Chancery
Italic
-
ITC Zapf Chancery
Medium Italic
Symbol
-
Symbol
SymbolPS
-
SymbolPS
Wingdings
-
Wingdings
Letter Gothic
Medium, Bold, Italic
Letter Gothic
Naskh
Medium, Bold
Naskh
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Koufi
Medium, Bold
Koufi
CourierPS
Medium, Bold,
Oblique, Bold
Oblique
CourierPS
Line Printer
-
Line Printer
OCR A
-
-
OCR B
-
-
Code39
9.37cpi, 4.68cpi
-
EAN/UPC
Medium, Bold
-
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When selecting fonts in your application software, choose the font
name listed in the HP Equivalent column.
Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
OCR A, OCR B, Code39, and EAN/UPC fonts may not be readable.
Print a sample and make sure the fonts can be read before printing large
quantities.
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Font Name
Family
Courier
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
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EPSON Roman
-
EPSON Sans serif
-
Arial
Medium, Bold
Letter Gothic
Medium, Bold
Times New Roman
Medium, Bold
EPSON Script
-
OCR A
-
OCR B
-
* Available only in ESC/P2 mode.
Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
OCR A and OCR B fonts may not be readable. Print a sample and make
sure the fonts can be read before printing large quantities.
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Font Name
Family
Courier
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
-
EPSON Gothic
-
EPSON Orator
-
EPSON Script
-
EPSON Presentor
-
EPSON Sans serif
-
OCR B
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Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
the OCR B font may not be readable. Print a sample and make sure the
font can be read before printing large quantities.
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PS 3 mode
Seventeen scalable fonts. The fonts include: Courier, Courier
Oblique, Courier Bold, Courier Bold Oblique, Helvetica,
Helvetica Oblique, Helvetica Bold, Helvetica Bold Oblique,
Helvetica Narrow, Helvetica Narrow Oblique, Helvetica Narrow
Bold, Helvetica Narrow Bold Oblique, Times Roman, Times Italic,
Times Bold, Times Bold Italic, and Symbol.
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For symbol set, see "In the PCL6 Mode" on page 328.
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Font Name
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Courier
*1
Courier Bold
*1
Courier Italic
*1
Courier Bold Italic
*1
Letter Gothic
*1
Letter Gothic Bold
*1
Letter Gothic Italic
*1
CourierPS
*1
CourierPS Bold
*1
CourierPS Oblique
*1
CourierPS Bold Oblique
*1
CG Times
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CG Times Bold
*1
CG Times Italic
*1
CG Times Bold Italic
*1
CG Omega
*1
CG Omega Bold
*1
CG Omega Italic
*1
CG Omega Bold Italic
*1
Coronet
*1
Clarendon Condensed
*1
Univers Medium
*1
Univers Bold
*1
Univers Medium Italic
*1
Univers Bold Italic
*1
Univers Medium Condensed
*1
Univers Bold Condensed
*1
Univers Medium Condensed Italic
*1
Univers Bold Condensed Italic
*1
Antique Olive
*1
Antique Olive Bold
*1
Antique Olive Italic
*1
Garamond Antiqua
*1
Garamond Halbfett
*1
Garamond Kursiv
*1
Garamond Kursiv Halbfett
*1
Marigold
*1
Albertus Medium
*1
Albertus Extra Bold
*1
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Arial
*1
Arial Bold
*1
Arial Italic
*1
Arial Bold Italic
*1
Times New Roman
*1
Times New Roman Bold
*1
Times New Roman Italic
*1
Times New Roman Bold Italic
*1
Helvetica
*1
Helvetica Bold
*1
Helvetica Oblique
*1
Helvetica Bold Oblique
*1
Helvetica Narrow
*1
Helvetica Narrow Bold
*1
Helvetica Narrow Oblique
*1
Helvetica Narrow Bold Oblique
*1
Palatino Roman
*1
Palatino Bold
*1
Palatino Italic
*1
Palatino Bold Italic
*1
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book
*1
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demi
*1
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book Oblique
*1
ITC Avant Garde Demi Oblique
*1
ITC Bookman Light
*1
ITC Bookman Demi
*1
ITC Bookman Light Italic
*1
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ITC Bookman Demi Italic
*1
New Century Schoolbook Roman
*1
New Century Schoolbook Bold
*1
New Century Schoolbook Italic
*1
New Century Schoolbook Bold Italic
*1
Times Roman
*1
Times Bold
*1
Times Italic
*1
Times Bold Italic
*1
ITC Zapf Chancery Medium Italic
*1
Symbol
*2
Wingdings
*3
ITC Zapf Dingbats
*4
SymbolPS
*2
Bitmap Font
Font Name
Symbol Set
Line Printer
*5
Printing font samples
You can print samples of the fonts available in each mode by using
the control panel’s Information Menu. Follow these steps to print
font samples.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded.
2. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Standby, then
press the
Enter button.
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3. Press the d Down button to select the font sample for the
appropriate mode.
4. Press the
sheet.
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Enter button to print the selected font sample
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Adding more fonts
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You can add a wide variety of fonts to your computer. Most font
packages include an installer for this purpose.
See your computer documentation for instructions on installing
fonts.
Selecting fonts
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Whenever possible select fonts in your application. See your
software documentation for instructions.
If you are sending unformatted text to the printer directly from
DOS or if you are using a simple software package that does not
include font selection, you can select fonts using the printer’s
control panel menus when in the LJ4, ESC/P 2, FX, or I239X
emulation mode.
Downloading fonts
Fonts that reside on your computer’s hard disk can be
downloaded, or transferred, to the printer so they can be printed.
Downloaded fonts, also called soft fonts, remain in printer
memory until you turn off the printer or otherwise reset it. If you
plan on downloading many fonts, make sure your printer has
sufficient memory.
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Most font packages make it easy to manage fonts by providing
their own installer. The installer gives you the option of having
the fonts automatically downloaded whenever you start your
computer or having fonts downloaded only when you need to
print a particular font.
EPSON Font Manager (Windows Only)
EPSON Font Manager provides you with 131 software fonts.
System requirements
To use EPSON Font Manager, your computer system should meet
the following requirements:
Computer:
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with an 486 or higher CPU
Operating system:
Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98,
2000, or Server 2003
Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher
Hard disk:
At least 15 MB of free space
Installing EPSON Font Manager
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Font Manager.
1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running
on your computer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
Note:
❏ If the language selection window appears, select your country.
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❏ If the EPSON Installation Program screen does not appear
automatically, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click
the CD-ROM icon, click OPEN in the menu that appears, then
double-click Epsetup.exe.
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4. Click Custom Install.
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5. Click EPSON Font Manager. Then follow the on-screen
instructions.
6. When installation is complete, click Finish.
EPSON Font Manager is now installed on your computer.
Symbol Sets
Introduction to symbol sets
Your printer can access a variety of symbol sets. Many of these
symbol sets differ only in the international characters specific to
each language.
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Note:
Since most software handles fonts and symbols automatically, you will
probably never need to adjust the printer’s settings. However, if you are
writing your own printer control programs, or if you are using older
software that cannot control fonts, refer to the following sections for
symbol set details.
When you are considering which font to use, you should also
consider which symbol set to combine with the font. Available
symbol sets vary depending on which emulation mode you use
and which font you choose.
In the LJ4 Emulation Mode
The following symbol sets are available in LJ4 emulation mode.
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Available typefaces
Symbol set name:
19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Line Printer
IBM-US (10U)
Roman-8 (8U)
ECM94-1 (0N)
8859-2 ISO (2N)
8859-9 ISO (5N)
8859-10ISO (6N)
IBM-DN (11U)
PcMultilingual (12U)
Legal (1U)
8859-15ISO (9N)
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19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
PcBlt775 (26U)
Pc1004 (9J)
WiBALT (19L)
DeskTop (7J)
PsText (10J)
Windows (9U)
McText (12J)
MsPublishi (6J)
PiFont (15U)
VeMath (6M)
VeInternational (13J)
VeUS (14J)
PcE.Europe (17U)
PcTk437 (9T)
WiAnsi (19U)
WiE.Europe (9E)
WiTurkish (5T)
UK (1E)
Swedis2 (0S)
Italian (0I)
Spanish (2S)
German (1G)
Norweg1 (0D)
French2 (1F)
Roman-9 (4U)
PcEur858 (13U)
19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Dorit
Malka
Naamit
Naskh
Koufi
Ryadh
PsMath (5M)
Math-8 (8M)
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Pc866Cyr (3R)
Pc866Ukr (14R)
WinCyr (9R)
Pc8Grk (12G)
Pc851Grk (10G)
WinGrk (9G)
ISOGrk (12N)
Greek8 (8G)
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Line Printer
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ANSI ASCII (0U)
ISOCyr (10N)
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Roman Extension (0E)
Courier Letter Gothic
Dorit
Naamit
Malka
Hebrew7 (0H)
Hebrew8 (8H)
ISO 8859/8 Hebrew (7H)
PC-862, Hebrew (15H)
Koufi
Naasskh
Ryadh
Arabic8 (8V)
PC-864, Arabic (10V)
HPWARA (9V)
Symbol
Symbol (19M)
Wingdings
Wingdings (579L)
Zapf Digbats
ZapfDigbats (14L)
OCR A
OCR A (0O)
OCR B
OCR B (1O)
Code3-9
Code3-9 (0Y)
EAN/UPC
EAN/UPC (8Y)
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CG Omega
Coronet
Clarendon Condensed
Univers Condensed
Antique Olive
Garamond
Marigold
Albertus
Arial
Times New
Helvetica
Helvetica NarrowPalatino
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
ITC Bookman
New Century Schoolbook
Times
ITC Zapf Chancery Medium Italic
CourierPS
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In the ESC/P 2 or FX Modes
Character
Table
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Available typefaces
OCR B
Courier
EPSON
Roman
EPSON Sans
serif EPSON
Prestige
EPSON Script
Letter Gothic
Arial Times
New
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PcUSA
available
available
available
available
PcMultilingual
not
available
available
available
available
PcPortuguese
not
available
available
available
available
PcCanFrench
not
available
available
available
available
PcNordic
not
available
available
available
available
PcE.Europe
not
available
available
not
available
available
PcTurk2
not
available
available
not
available
available
PcIcelandic
not
available
available
not
available
available
BpBRASCII
not
available
available
not
available
available
BpAbicomp
not
available
available
not
available
available
Roman-8
not
available
available
available
available
PcEur858
available
available
available
available
ISO Latin1
not
available
available
not
available
available
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8859-15ISO
not
available
available
available
available
PcSl437*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcTurk1*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
8859-9 ISO*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Mazowia*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
CodeMJK*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcGk437*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcGk851*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcGk869*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
8859-7 ISO*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcCy855*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcCy866*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Bulgarian*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcUkr866*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Hebrew7*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Hebrew8*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcHe862*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
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PcAr864*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcLit771*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcLit774*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Estonia*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
ISO Latin 2*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcLat866*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcAr864Ara*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcAr720*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
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Times New is a type face compatible with RomanT.
Letter Gothic is a type face compatible with OratorS.
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Arial is a type face compatible with SansH.
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International character sets
You can select one of the following international character sets
using the ESC R command:
Character sets:
USA, France, Germany, UK, Japan,
Denmark1, Denmark2, Sweden, Italy,
Spain1, Spain2, Norway, Latin
America, Korea*, Legal*
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Characters available with the ESC (^ command
To print the characters in the table below, use the ESC (^
command.
In the I239X Emulation Mode
The available symbol sets in the I239X mode are PcUSA,
PcMultilingual, PcEur858, PcPortuguese, PcCanFrench,
PcNordic. See "In the ESC/P 2 or FX Modes" on page 325.
The available fonts are EPSON Sans Serif, Courier, EPSON
Prestige, EPSON Gothic, EPSON Presentor, EPSON Orator, and
EPSON Script.
In the PCL6 Mode
Symbol Set
Name
Attribute
Font Classification
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*2
*3
*4
*5
ISO 60:
Danish/Norw
egian
4
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 15: Italian
9
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 8859/1
Latin 1
14
N
-
-
-
N
ISO 11:
Swedish
19
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 6: ASCII
21
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 4: United
Kingdom
37
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 69: French
38
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 29:
German
39
N
-
-
-
-
Legal
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N
-
-
-
N
ISO 8859/2
Latin 2
78
N
-
-
-
N
ISO 17:
Spanish
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N
-
-
-
-
Roman-9
149
N
-
-
-
-
Ps Math
173
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 8859/9
Latin 5
174
N
-
-
-
N
Windows 3.1
Latin 5
180
N
-
-
-
-
Microsoft
Publishing
202
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 8859/10
Latin 6
206
N
-
-
-
N
DeskTop
237
N
-
-
-
-
Math-8
269
N
-
-
-
-
Roman-8
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N
-
-
-
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Windows 3.1
Latin 2
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N
-
-
-
-
Pc1004
298
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 8859/15
Latin 9
302
N
-
-
-
-
PC-8 Turkish
308
N
-
-
-
-
Windows 3.0
Latin 1
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N
-
-
-
-
PS Text
330
N
-
-
-
-
PC-8, Code
Page 437
341
N
-
-
-
N
PC-8, D/N,
Danish/Norw
egian
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N
-
-
-
N
MC Text
394
N
-
-
-
-
PC-850,
Multilingual
405
N
-
-
-
N
PcEur858
437
N
-
-
-
-
Pi Font
501
N
-
-
-
-
PC852, Latin 2
565
N
-
-
-
-
Unicode 3.0
590
N
-
-
-
-
Windows
Baltic
620
N
-
-
-
-
Windows 3.1
Latin/Arabic
629
N
-
-
-
-
PC-755
853
N
-
-
-
-
18540
-
-
N
-
-
Symbol
621
-
N
-
-
-
ZapfDigbats
460
-
-
-
N
-
Wingdings
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Index
Numerics
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit
about, 195
installing, 195
removing, 198
specifications, 283
A
AUX menu, 168
Available paper, 276
C
Canceling printing, 193, 265
from printer driver (Windows), 104
Characters available with the ESC (^ command, 328
Consumables
replacement messages, 212
replacing the fuser unit, 217
Contacting EPSON, 273
Contacting Epson, 273
Control panel
overview, 28
settings, 149
Control panel menus
about, 149
AUX, 168
emulation, 155
ESCP2, 172
FX, 175
how to access, 149
I239X, 178
information, 151
LJ4, 168
network, 168
parallel, 164
printing, 155
PS3, 171
reset, 163
setup, 158
Index
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tray, 153
USB, 166
Control panel settings
when to use, 149
Customer support, 273
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Duplex Unit
installing, 198
removing, 201
specifications, 284
E
Emulation menu, 155
Envelopes
loading, 53
the use of, 51
EPSON BarCode Fonts
about, 286
how to install, 288
how to print, 291
specifications, 296
system requirements, 288
EPSON Font Manager
about, 318
how to install, 318
system requirements, 318
EPSON Status Monitor
About EPSON Status Monitor (Windows), 91
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor (Windows), 89
Consumables Information (Windows), 94
Getting printer simple status (Windows), 92
Getting printer status details (Windows), 93
Installing EPSON Status Monitor (Windows), 86
Job Information (Windows), 96
Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor (Windows), 86
Notice Settings (Windows), 99
Order Online, 100
Tray Icon Settings, 102
ESC/P 2 and FX modes, 311
ESC/P 2 or FX modes, 325
ESCP2 menu, 172
Ethernet, 282
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Features
Adobe PostScript 3 Mode, 32
High-quality printing, 31
PCL6 Emulation Mode, 32
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech), 31
Toner save mode, 31
Wide variety of fonts, 32
Fonts
adding fonts, 317
available fonts, 309
downloading fonts, 317
EPSON BarCode Fonts (about), 286
EPSON BarCode Fonts (how to install), 288
EPSON BarCode Fonts (how to print), 291
EPSON BarCode Fonts (specifications), 296
EPSON BarCode Fonts (system requirements), 288
EPSON Font Manager (about), 318
EPSON Font Manager (how to install), 318
EPSON Font Manager (system requirements), 318
ESC/P 2 and FX modes, 311
how to print samples, 316
I239X mode, 312
LJ4 mode, 309
PCL6 mode, 313
PS 3 mode, 313
selecting fonts, 317
Fuser unit
handling precautions, 217
replacing, 218
specifications, 285
FX menu, 175
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Guides
Network Guide, 24
Online Help, 24
Paper Jam Guide, 24
Setup Guide, 24
User’s Guide, 24
Index
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H
Help
Epson, 273
I
I239X emulation mode, 328
I239X menu, 178
I239X mode, 312
Imaging cartridges
handling precautions, 213
replacing, 214
specifications, 285
Information menu, 151
Installing
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit, 195
Duplex Unit, 198
memory modules, 202
Installing options
interface cards, 208
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network interface (Windows), 133
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface (Windows), 129
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface (Windows), 131
Interface cards
removing, 211
Interfaces
ethernet, 282
parallel, 282
USB, 282
International character sets, 327
L
Labels
driver settings, 54
printer settings, 54
LJ4 emulation mode, 321
LJ4 menu, 168
LJ4 mode, 309
Loading paper
custom size paper, 56
envelopes, 53
MP tray, 43
334
Index
M
Maintenance
consumables, 217
Memory module
specifications, 284
Memory modules
installing, 202
removing, 207
MP tray
available paper, 38
N
Network menu, 168
O
Options
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit, 195
Duplex Unit, 198
memory modules, 202
specifications (duplex unit), 284
specifications (fuser unit), 285
specifications (imaging cartridges), 285
specifications (memory module), 284
Output tray
face-down tray, 50
Overlay
different printer settings (Windows), 82
how to create (Windows), 76
how to print (Windows), 80
how to use (Windows), 76
P
Paper
available paper, 276
labels, 54
loading the MP tray, 43
loading the optional 550-Sheet Universal Lower Paper Cassette Unit, 49
loading the standard lower paper cassette, 43
printable area, 277
transparencies, 56
unavailable paper, 276
Index
335
Paper jams
All paper cassettes and Cover A, 242
Cover A, 232
Cover A or B, 235
Cover DM, 240
how to clear, 231
Paper sources
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit, 39
MP tray, 38
selecting a paper source (automatically), 40
selecting a paper source (manually), 40
Standard lower paper cassette, 39
Parallel, 282
Parallel menu, 164
PCL6 mode, 313, 328
PCL6 printer driver
About the PCL6 Mode, 146
hardware requirements, 146
system requirements, 146
Pickup roller
cleaning, 223
PostScript printer driver
About the PostScript 3 Mode, 127
Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Macintosh), 143
Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Windows), 134
Installing the PostScript printer driver for Mac OS 9 users, 138
Installing the PostScript printer driver for Mac OS X users, 137
Selecting a printer in a network environment for Mac OS 9 users, 142
Selecting a printer in a network environment for Mac OS X users, 140
Selecting the printer when it connected via a USB connection for Mac OS 9 users,
139
system requirements (Macintosh), 128
system requirements (Windows), 127
PostScript printer driver settings
Making changes to PostScript printer settings (Macintosh), 143
Making changes to PostScript printer settings (Windows), 135
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000, 136
Predefined print settings
Using the predefined settings (Windows), 61
Printer
cleaning, 223
consumable products, 30
electrical, 281
environmental, 280
general, 279
336
Index
locating, 229
mechanical, 280
optional products, 29
parts (front view), 25
parts (inside), 27
parts (rear view), 26
standard and approvals, 281
Printer driver
About the Printer Software (Windows), 58
Accessing the printer driver (Windows), 58
Uninstalling the printer driver (Windows), 105
Uninstall the USB device driver (Windows), 108
Printer driver settings
automatically resizing printout (Windows), 68
Canceling Printing (Windows), 104
Creating an overlay (Windows), 76
customizing print settings (Windows), 62
different printer settings overlay data (Windows), 82
Duplex printing (Windows), 65
Making a new watermark (Windows), 74
Making Extended settings (Windows), 82
Making Optional settings (Windows), 85
Printing with an overlay (Windows), 80
Printing with the Duplex Unit (Windows), 65
print layout (Windows), 71
print quality (Windows), 59
print settings (Windows), 61
resizing printout (Windows), 69
saving (Windows), 64
Setting Up the USB connection (Windows), 103
Using an overlay (Windows), 76
Using a watermark (Windows), 73
Printing menu, 155
Print layout
Modifying the print layout (Windows), 71
Print quality settings
Making the print quality settings (Windows), 59
Problems, solving
contacting Epson, 273
PS3 menu, 171
PS 3 mode, 313
R
Removing
Index
337
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit, 198
Duplex Unit, 201
interface cards, 211
memory modules, 207
Reset menu, 163
Resizing page
Resizing pages by a specified percentage (Windows), 69
To automatically resize pages to fit the output paper (Windows), 68
S
Saving customized settings
Saving your settings (Windows), 64
Service, 273
Setup menu, 158
Sharing the printer
Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM (Windows), 125
Setting up clients (Windows), 118
Setting up your printer as shared printer (Windows), 111
Sharing the printer (Windows), 110
Using an additional driver (Windows), 112
Status and error messages, 181
Status sheet
how to print, 192, 245
Symbol sets
Characters available with the ESC (^ command, 328
ESC/P 2 or FX modes, 325
I239X emulation mode, 328
International character sets, 327
introduction, 320
LJ4 emulation mode, 321
PCL6 mode, 328
T
Technical support, 273
Thick paper
driver settings, 55
Transparencies
printer settings, 56
Transporting the printer
for long distances, 227
for short distances, 227
Tray menu, 153
Troubleshooting, 181, 192, 231, 245, 265
338
Index
memory problems, 254
operational problems, 245
options, 256
paper handling problems, 255
PCL6 mode, 272
PostScript 3 mode, 265
print quality problems, 249
Status and Error Messages, 265
USB problems, 257
U
Unavailable paper, 276
USB, 282
USB menu, 166
W
Watermark (Windows)
how to make, 74
how to use, 73
Index
339