Where to Find Information
Setup Guide
Provides you important safety information about this printer,
information on assembling the printer and installing the printer
software. It also contains information on installing the optional
memory module, hard disk drive and interface card.
Reference 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 software installation CD to your computer’s hard disk
before referring it.
Paper Jam Guide (PDF 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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Contents
Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Inside the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Options and Consumable Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Consumable products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Printer Futures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adobe PostScript 3 Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
High-quality printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
EPSON Quick Fuser Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Wide variety of fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Toner save mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Reserve Job function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Duplex printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
HDD Form Overlay function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Various Printing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Duplex printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Fit-to-page printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Pages per sheet printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Watermark printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Overlay printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using the Reserve Job function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Chapter 2 Paper Handling
Paper Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Standard lower paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Selecting a paper source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Output Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Face-down tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Face-up tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
MP tray and standard lower paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Printing on Special Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Thick paper/Extra thick paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Loading a custom paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Chapter 3 Using the Standard Printer Software
About the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Making Changes to Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Making the print quality setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Resizing printouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Modifying the print layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using a watermark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Using an overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Using HDD form overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Printing with the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Making the Extended Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Making the Optional Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Using the Reserve Job Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Re-Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Verify Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Stored Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
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Confidential Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . 66
About EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Getting printer status details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Status Alert window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Using the Job Management function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Stopping monitoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Selecting printers to be monitored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Setting Up the USB Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Uninstall the USB device driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Chapter 4 Using the PostScript Printer Software (Windows)
About the PostScript Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Windows Me, 98, and 95 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Windows NT 4.0 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Windows XP and 2000 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Using online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Reserve Job function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . 125
Chapter 5 Using the PostScript Printer Software (Macintosh)
About the PostScript Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Macintosh. . . . . . . . . . . 128
Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Mac OS X users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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Chapter 6 Setting Up Your Printer on a Network
Sharing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Setting Up Your Printer as a Shared Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Using an additional driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Setting for the Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Using AppleTalk Under Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0 . . .188
Installing the Printer Driver from the CD-ROM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Chapter 7 Installing Options
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Stacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Interface Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Chapter 8 Replacing the Consumable Product
Precautions During Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Replacement Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Imaging Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Fuser Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Cleaning the pickup roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Transporting the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting
Clearing Jammed Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Precautions for clearing jammed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Jam A (Cover A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Jam A B (Cover A or B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Jam MP A, Jam C1 A, Jam C2 A, Jam C3 A
(All paper cassettes and Cover A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
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Jam DM (Duplex Unit cover). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Jam STK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Printing a Status Sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
The Ready light does not turn on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
The printer does not print (Ready light off) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
The Ready light is on but nothing prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
The optional product is not available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Printout Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
The font will not print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Printout is garbled. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
The printout position is not correct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Graphics do not print correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
The background is dark or dirty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
White dots appear in the printout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Print quality is uneven darkness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Half-tone images print unevenly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Toner smudges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Areas are missing in the printed image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Completely blank pages are output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
The printed image is light or faint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
The non-printed side of the page is dirty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Print quality decreased. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Insufficient memory for current task . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Insufficient memory to print all copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Paper Handling Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Paper does not feed properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Problems Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Problems printing PostScript documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
General printing problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Font and image problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Problems printing via the parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Problems printing via the USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Problems printing via the network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Problems Using Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
The message Invalid AUX/IF Card appears
on the LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
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Paper does not feed from the optional 550-Sheet
Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Feed jam when using the optional 550-Sheet
Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
An installed option cannot be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Correcting USB Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
USB connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Windows operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Printer software installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Status and Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Using the Cancel Job button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Using the Reset menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
For users in Latin America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
For users in Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
For users in Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
For users in Thailand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
For users in Indonesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
For users in Hong Kong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
For users in Malaysia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
For users in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
For users in the Philippines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Appendix A Technical Specifications
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Available paper types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Paper that should not be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Standards and approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
PostScript. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
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Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Ethernet interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Options and Consumable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Stacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Memory modules (EPL-N3000 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Imaging cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Fuser Unit 120/220 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Power On/Off Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Appendix B Functions of the Control Panel
Using the Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
When to make control panel settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
How to access the control panel menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Using the Quick Print Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Using the Confidential Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Control panel menu summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Tray Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Quick Print Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Confidential Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Reset Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Parallel Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
USB Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
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Network Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
AUX Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
LJ4 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
GL2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
PS3 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
ESCP2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
FX Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
I239X Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Support Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
Appendix C Working with Fonts
Available Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
LJ4/GL2 mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
ESC/P 2 and FX modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
I239X mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
PS 3 mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Printing font samples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Adding More Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Selecting Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Downloading Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Installing PostScript Screen Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
EPSON Font Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Installing EPSON Font Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
EPSON BarCode Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387
Installing EPSON BarCode Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388
Printing with EPSON BarCode Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
BarCode Font specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394
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Appendix D Symbol Sets
Introduction to Symbol Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
In the LJ4 Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
International character sets for ISO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
In the ESC/P 2 or FX Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
International character sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Characters available with the ESC (^ command. . . . . . . . . . 413
In the I239X Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
In the EPSON GL/ 2 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Appendix E PostScript Font Samples
Appendix F Notice for Windows XP Users
Glossary
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Chapter 1
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Getting to Know Your Printer
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Printer Parts
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Front view
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top cover
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right side cover
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Rear view
cover B
upper option cover
paper path lever
Type-B interface card slot cover
Ethernet interface connector
parallel interface connector
AC inlet
USB interface connector
Inside the printer
cover A
imaging
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a. LCD panel
Displays printer status messages and
control panel menu settings.
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c.
d.
e.
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 339.
Back button
Up button
Enter button
Down button
f. Error light
On or flashes when an error is detected.
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g. Start/Stop button
Switches the printer between ready and
offline status while no error has occurred.
When the printer is offline and the data
light is on, press it down for more than two
seconds to print the specified copies of the
first page of print job that the printer is
currently receiving.
When the error light is flashing, press this
button to clear the error and switch the
printer to ready status.
When the error light is on, perform
necessary procedures to clear the error,
and then press this button to switch the
printer to ready status.
Note:
When the error light is flashing, the printer may
automatically switch to ready status if you set the
Auto Continue to ON with the control panel
menu. See “Setup Menu” on page 352 for more
information.
h. Ready light
On when the printer is ready, indicating
that the printer is ready to receive and
print data.
Off when the printer is not ready.
i. Data light
On or flashes when the printer is
processing data, or when print data is
stored in the print buffer (the section of
printer memory reserved for receiving
data) but not yet printed.
Off when no data remains in the print
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j. Cancel Job button Press once to cancel the current print job.
Press it down for more than two seconds
to delete all data in the print buffer, all jobs,
and all data the printer is receiving or
currently printing.
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Options and Consumable Products
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Options
You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the
following options.
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550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4 (C12C802091)
This unit increases paper feeding capacity up to 550 sheets of
paper, and you can install up to three optional cassette units. For
details, see “550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4” on page 191.
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Duplex Unit (C12C802101)
The Duplex Print Unit provides for automatic printing on both
sides of the paper. For details, see “Duplex Unit” on page 195.
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Stacker (C12C802111)
This unit provides the offset function. The printouts are output in
offset stacks. The Stacker can stack up to 500 sheets of paper. For
details, see “Stacker” on page 199.
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Hard Disk Drive (C12C824061)
This option expands the printer’s capacity by allowing you to
print complex and large print jobs at high speed. This option also
enables you to use the Reserve Job function. By using the Reserve
Job function, you can store print jobs in the printer’s hard disk
and print them later directly from the printer’s control panel. For
details, see “Hard Disk Drive” on page 210.
Memory Module
Memory module expands your printer’s memory, allowing you
to print complex and graphics-intensive documents. For details,
see “Memory Module” on page 204.
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.
Interface Card
You can install various optional interface cards to supplement
your printer’s built-in parallel, USB, and Ethernet interfaces to
provide added network compatibility. For details, see “Interface
Cards” on page 217.
Consumable products
Imaging Cartridge (S051111)
The life of the cartridge is monitored by the printer. The printer
lets you know with a message on the control panel when
replacements are needed.
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Fuser Unit 120 (S053016)
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The life of the unit is monitored by the printer. The printer lets
you know with a message on the control panel when
replacements are needed.
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Fuser Unit 220 (S053017)
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The life of the unit is monitored by the printer. The printer lets
you know with a message on the control panel when
replacements are needed.
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Printer Futures
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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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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.
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High-quality printing
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When using the driver provided, your printer does 600-dpi
printing at a speed of up to 34 pages per minute when printing
on A4 paper. You’ll appreciate the professional print quality
produced by your printer and its quick processing speed.
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EPSON Quick Fuser Technology
The printer warms up faster than conventional printers. About 25
seconds are required from power ON to when printing can be
done at normal temperature. The time depends on the printer’s
optional configuration. Furthermore, if printing data is received
in the sleep mode, printing will be started after a warm up time
of about 17 seconds.
Wide variety of fonts
The printer comes with a selection of 80 Laser-Jet-compatible
scalable fonts, and 3 bitmap fonts in LJ4 emulation mode to
provide you with the fonts you need to create
professional-looking documents.
Toner save mode
To reduce the amount of toner used in printing documents, you
can print rough drafts using the Toner Save mode.
Reserve Job function
The Reserve Job function let you store a print job on the printer’s
Hard Disk Drive and reprint it directly from the printer’s control
panel at any time without using your computer. You can also
print one copy in order to verify the content before printing
multiple copies. If the content of the print job is confidential, you
can set a password to limit access to it. For details, see “Using the
Reserve Job Function” on page 58.
Note:
You need an optional Hard Disk Drive installed in your printer in order
to use the Reserve Job function. For instructions on installing the Hard
Disk Drive, see “Hard Disk Drive” on page 210.
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Duplex printing
EPSON provides optional Duplex Unit, allowing you to easily
print on both sides of the page. You can produce professional
quality double-sided documents. Use this feature with any print
job to cut costs and save resources.
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HDD Form Overlay function
Enables faster printing with form overlays by allowing you to
save the overlay data on the optional Hard Disk Drive instead of
your computer. For details, see “Using HDD form overlay” on
page 51.
Note:
❏ You need an optional Hard Disk Drive installed in your printer in
order to use the HDD Form Overlay function. For instructions on
installing the Hard Disk Drive, see “Hard Disk Drive” on page 210.
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PostScript driver.
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Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech)
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) is an original
EPSON printer technology that works by smoothing out the
jagged edges of diagonal and curved lines in both text and
graphics. Enhanced MicroGray improves the halftone quality of
graphics. With the driver provided, the printer’s 600 dpi (dots per
inch) resolution is enhanced by RITech and Enhanced MicroGray
technology.
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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. Choose to use the appropriate one
according to your printing needs.
Duplex printing
Lets you print on both sides of paper.
See “Duplex Unit” on page 195 and “Printing with the Duplex
Unit” on page 54 for details.
Note:
You need the optional Duplex Print Unit installed in your printer in
order to use this printing option. See “Duplex Unit” on page 195 for
instructions.
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Fit-to-page printing
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Lets you automatically enlarge or reduce the size of your
document to fit the paper size you selected.
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Watermark printing
Lets you print a text or image as a watermark on your printout.
For example, you can put “Confidential” on an important
document.
See “Using a watermark” on page 40 for details.
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Overlay printing
Lets you prepare standard forms or template on your printout
that you can use as overlays when printing other documents.
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See “Using an overlay” on page 45 for details.
Note:
The overlay printing is not available in the PostScript 3 mode.
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Using the Reserve Job function
Lets you print jobs that you stored in the printer’s Hard Disk
Drive later directly from the printer’s control panel.
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Note:
You need the optional Duplex Print Unit installed in your printer in
order to use this printing option. See “Duplex Unit” on page 195 for
instructions.
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Chapter 2
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Paper Handling
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Paper Sources
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This section describes the combinations of paper sources and
paper types that you can use.
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MP tray
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Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
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Plain paper
A4, A5,
Letter (LT), B5,
Half-Letter (HLT), Executive (EXE),
Legal (LGL),
Government Letter (GLT),
Government Legal (GLG), F4
Up to 150 sheets
(75 g/m²)
(Total thickness:
17.5 mm
maximum)
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Custom-size paper:
76.2 × 127.0 mm minimum
215.9 × 355.6 mm maximum
Envelopes
Labels
Monarch (MON), C10, DL, C5, C6,
IB5
Up to 20
envelopes
(Total thickness:
17.5 mm
maximum)
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 100 sheets
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Thick paper/Extra
thick paper
A4, A5,
Letter (LT), B5,
Half-Letter (HLT), Executive (EXE),
Legal (LGL),
Government Letter (GLT),
Government Legal (GLG), F4
Total thickness:
17.5 mm
maximum
Custom-size paper:
76.2 × 127.0 mm minimum
215.9 × 355.6 mm maximum
Transparencies
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 100 sheets
Standard lower paper cassette
Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
A4, A5, Letter (LT), B5,
Executive (EXE), Legal (LGL)
Government Legal (GLG)
Up to 550 sheets
(Total thickness:
59.4 mm
maximum)
Envelopes
Monarch (MON), C10, DL, C5, C6,
IB5
Up to 80 sheets
(Total thickness:
49.4 mm
maximum)
Labels
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 290 sheets
(Total thickness:
49.4 mm
maximum)
Transparencies
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 100 sheets
(Total thickness:
12.4 mm
maximum)
Thick paper/Extra
thick paper
A4, A5, Letter (LT), B5,
Executive (EXE), Legal (LGL),
Government Legal (GLG)
Up to 160 sheets
(Total thickness:
49.4 mm
maximum)
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Optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4
Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
A4, A5, Letter (LT), B5,
Executive (EXE), Legal (LGL),
Government Legal (GLG)
Up to 550 sheets
(Total thickness:
59.4 mm
maximum)
Envelopes
Monarch (MON), C10, DL, C5, C6,
IB5
Up to 80 sheets
(Total thickness:
49.4 mm
maximum)
Labels
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 290 sheets
(Total thickness:
49.4 mm
maximum)
Transparencies
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 100 sheets
(Total thickness:
12.4 mm
maximum)
Thick paper/Extra
thick paper
A4, A5, Letter (LT), B5,
Executive (EXE), Legal (LGL),
Government Legal (GLG)
Up to 160 sheets
(Total thickness:
49.4 mm
maximum)
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You can specify a paper source manually, or set the printer to
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You can use the printer driver or the printer’s control panel to
select a paper source manually.
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For Windows, 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
If you want the printer to select the paper source containing the
appropriate size of paper automatically, select Auto Selection in
the printer driver or Auto using the printer’s control panel.
The printer will search for a paper source containing the specified
paper size in the following order.
Standard configuration:
MP Tray
Lower Cassette 1
Note:
❏ If you make paper size settings or paper source settings in your
application, these settings may override the printer driver settings.
❏ 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 352.
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With one or two optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4
installed:
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MP Tray
Lower Cassette 1
Lower Cassette 2
Lower Cassette 3
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Note:
❏ If you make paper size settings or paper source settings in your
application, these settings may override the printer driver settings.
❏ 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 352.
❏ When Auto is set for the paper source setting on the control panel
or the printer driver, A4, A5, B5, LT, LGL, GLG, EXE paper can
be fed automatically with the standard or optional lower cassettes.
Other paper sizes can be fed when the specified cassette is set for the
paper source.
Manually feeding paper
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Manual feeding is similar to normal paper feeding, except that
you need to press the N Start/Stop button to start printing.
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You can either choose to press the N Start/Stop button once to
start printing all pages, or press the N Start/Stop button to print
each page one by one.
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Follow these steps to feed paper manually:
1. Access the printer driver by one of the following methods:
❏ To access the printer driver from your application, select
Print or Page Setup from the File menu. You also need to
click Setup, Options, Properties, or a combination of these
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❏ To access the printer driver from Windows Me, 98, or 95,
click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Next,
right-click the EPSON EPL-N3000 Advanced icon and
click Properties.
❏ To access the printer driver from Windows XP, 2000, or
NT 4.0, click Start, and click Printers and Faxes. Next,
right-click the EPSON EPL-N3000 Advanced icon and
click Printing Preferences (in Windows XP or 2000) or
Document Defaults (in Windows NT 4.0).
2. Click the Basic Settings tab, then click the Manual Feed check
box.
3. Click the EachPage check box to feed all pages manually one
by one.
To feed only the first page manually, leave the check box
unchecked.
4. Select the correct paper size from the Paper Size list.
5. If paper of the selected size is already loaded, proceed to the
next step. Otherwise, remove any paper remaining in the tray.
Load a sheet or a stack of the selected size paper with the
printable side up. Adjust the paper guide to the size of the
paper you are loading.
Note:
Make sure to load paper with the printable surface facing up.
6. Send the print data from the computer. The LCD panel shows
Manual Feed and the selected page size.
7. Press the N Start/Stop button to start printing.
If you checked the EachPage check box in step 3, press the N
Start/Stop button to print each page.
Otherwise, all pages are printed automatically.
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Paper size:
All types of paper that are supported can be used.
Paper type:
76.2 × 127.0 mm to 215.9 × 355.6 mm
Capacity:
Up to 500 sheets of plain paper
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1. Insert the right and left tabs of the face-up tray into the holes
at the back of the printer.
2. Push up the lever and pull out the extension tray.
Paper type:
All types of paper that are supported can be used.
Paper size:
76.2 × 127.0 mm to 215.9 × 297.0 mm
Capacity:
Up to 70 sheets of plain paper (Up to 10 mm
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This section describes how to load paper into the MP tray and the
paper cassettes. If you use special media such as transparencies
or envelopes, see also “Printing on Special Media” on page 28.
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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 media types. See “MP tray” on page 15
for details.
For information on the paper sizes and types supported by the
standard lower paper cassette, see “Standard lower paper
cassette” on page 16.
Note:
MP tray can be set into the upper cassette slot only, and standard lower
paper cassette can be set into the lower cassette slot only. Do not set into
the different slot by force.
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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.
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1. Pull out the MP tray.
Note:
When pulling out the MP tray, raise it and pull it at an angle.
2. Remove the MP tray cover.
3. Adjust the cassette size to accommodate the paper you are
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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.
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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. Replace the MP tray cover, making sure the front edge is flush
and as far forward as possible. And reinsert the cassette in the
printer.
Note:
The following paper sizes are detected automatically. When loading
other paper sizes or fixing the paper size despite the loaded paper
size, use the control panel to set the paper size. For details, see “Tray
Menu” on page 348.
Detected paper sizes:
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A4, A5, B5, Letter (LT), Legal
(LGL), Executive (EXE),
Government Legal (GLG)
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cassette:
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6. Extend the paper support to accommodate the size of the
paper loaded in the MP tray or lower paper cassette to prevent
it from slipping off the printer.
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The paper sizes and types supported by the optional 550-Sheet
Paper Cassette Unit are the same as the standard lower paper
cassette. For more information, see “Optional 550-Sheet Paper
Cassette Unit A4” on page 17.
The paper-loading procedure is also the same as that for the
standard lower paper cassette. For detailed information, see “MP
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Printing on Special Media
You can print on special paper stock such as thick paper,
envelopes, transparencies, and labels.
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
The print quality of envelopes may be irregular because different
parts of an envelope have different thicknesses. Print one or two
envelopes to check the print quality.
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Caution:
Do not use window envelopes unless they are specifically
designed for laser printers. The plastic on most window envelopes
will melt when it comes into contact with the fuser.
Note:
❏ Depending on the quality of envelopes, the printing environment,
or the printing procedure, envelopes might be wrinkled. Make a trial
print run before you print on a lot of envelopes.
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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, 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.
The following table shows important settings you have to make
when using envelopes.
Paper Source
MP tray (up to 10 envelopes), standard lower
cassette, optional lower cassette (up to 80
envelopes)
MP Tray Size setting in the
Tray Menu
Mon, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
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Printer driver settings
Paper Size: Mon, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
Paper Source: MP Tray, Lower Cassette 1,
Lower Cassette 2, Lower Cassette 3
Paper Type: Thick
Note:
When loading envelopes into the MP tray, 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.
C5, IB5
Mon, DL,
C6, C10
❏ Do not use an envelope that has glue or tape on it.
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Caution:
Make sure that the minimum size of envelopes meets the
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Labels
You can load labels up to 100 sheets into the MP tray, up to 290
sheets into standard lower paper cassette or 550-Sheet Paper
Cassette Unit. However, you may need to feed some labels one
sheet at a time, or load them manually.
The following table shows important settings you have to make
when using labels.
Paper Source
MP tray, standard lower cassette, optional
lower cassette
MP Tray Size setting in the Tray
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Auto (or A4, LT)
LC1, LC2, LC3 Size setting in the
Tray Menu
A4, LT
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: A4, LT
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Note:
❏ You should only use labels designed for monochrome laser printers
or monochrome 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.
Thick paper/Extra thick paper
The following table shows important settings you have to make
when using thick or extra thick paper.
Paper Source
MP tray (Total thickness: 17.5 mm
maximum), standard lower cassette,
optional lower cassette (Total thickness:
49.4 mm maximum)
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, EXE, LGL,
GLG, GLT, F4
Paper Type: Thick or Extra thick
Note:
When printing on thick paper, outputting it to the Face-up tray is
recommended because thick paper curls easily.
Transparencies
You can load transparencies up to 100 sheets into the MP tray,
standard lower cassette or 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit.
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The following table shows important settings you have to make
when using transparencies.
Paper Source
MP tray, standard lower cassette, optional
lower cassette
MP Tray Size setting in the Tray
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Auto (or A4, LT)
LC1, LC2, LC3 Size setting in the
Tray Menu
A4, LT
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: A4, LT
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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:
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Paper Source
MP tray (up to 150 sheets (75 g/m²), up to
150 sheets (64 g/m²))
Printer driver settings
Paper Size: User Defined Size
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Note:
When printing on custom size paper, make sure that the Paper Size
setting on the printer driver is set to User Defined Size.
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About the Printer Software
The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings
to get the best results from your printer. The printer driver also
includes EPSON Status Monitor 3, which is accessed through the
Utility menu. EPSON Status Monitor 3 lets you check the status of
your printer. See “Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status
Monitor 3” on page 66 for more information.
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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 settings made when the printer driver is accessed from
the operating system, so you should access the printer driver from
your application to make sure you get the result you want.
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Note:
Online help provides details on printer driver settings.
❏ To access the printer driver from your application, click the
Print or Page Setup command on the File menu. You also
need to click Setup, Options, Properties, or a combination of
these buttons.
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❏ To access the printer driver from Windows, click Start, point
to Settings, and click Printers. Next, right-click the EPSON
EPL-N3000 Advanced icon and click Properties (in Windows
Me, 98, or 95), Printing Preferences (in Windows XP or 2000)
or Document Defaults (in Windows NT 4.0).
Making Changes to Printer Settings
Making the print quality setting
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.
Resizing printouts
You can have your document enlarged or reduced during
printing.
To automatically resize pages to fit the output paper
1. Click the 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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upper left corner of the paper) or the Center button (to print
reduced page image with centering) for Location setting.
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1. Click the Layout tab.
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3. Select the Zoom To check box. Then specify the magnification
percentage in the box.
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The percentage can be set between 50% and 200% in 1% increments.
4. Click OK to accept the settings.
If necessary, select the paper size to be printed from the Output
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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 Layout tab.
2. Select the Print Layout check box, and click Print Layout
Settings. The Print Layout Settings dialog box appears.
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3. Select the number of pages you want to print on one sheet of
paper. Then Select the Page Order in which the pages are
printed on each sheet.
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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 menu.
5. Click OK to accept the settings and return to the Layout menu.
Using a watermark
Follow the steps to use a watermark on your document. In the
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 Special tab.
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Settings. The Watermark dialog box appears.
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3. Select a watermark from the Watermark Name drop-down
list.
4. Adjust the image intensity of the watermark with the Intensity
slider bar.
5. 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.
6. Select the location on the page where you want to print the
watermark from the Location drop-down list.
7. Adjust the horizontal or vertical Offset position.
8. Adjust the size of the watermark with the Size slider bar.
9. Click OK to accept the settings and return to the Special menu.
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Making a new watermark
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You can make a new watermark as follows:
1. Click the Special tab.
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2. Select the Watermark check box.
3. Click Watermark Settings. The Watermark dialog box
appears.
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appears.
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5. Select Text or BMP and type a name for the new watermark
in the Name box.
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This screen appears when you select the Text button.
6. 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.
7. Click Save. Your watermark will appear in the List box.
8. Click OK to register the new watermark settings.
Note:
You can register up to 10 watermarks.
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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 the High Quality (Printer)
is selected for the Graphic Mode in the Extended Settings dialog box from
the Optional Settings menu.
Creating an overlay
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Follow these steps 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 Special tab.
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4. Select the Form Overlay check box, and click the Overlay
Settings. The Overlay Settings dialog box appears.
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5. Click the Create Overlay Data button, 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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in the Description box.
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8. Click the To Front or To Back button to specify whether the
overlay will be printed as background or foreground of the
document.
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settings dialog box.
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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.
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Follow the steps to print a document with overlay data.
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2. From the application, access the printer driver. Open the File
menu and choose Print or Print Setup. Then click Printer,
Setup, Options, Properties, or a combination of these buttons,
depending on the application you use.
3. Click the Special tab.
4. Select the Form Overlay check box, and click Overlay Settings
to open the Overlay Settings dialog box.
5. Choose the form from the Form list, then click OK and to
return the Special menu.
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Different printer settings overlay data
The overlay data is made with the current printer settings (such
as Resolution: 600 dpi). If you want to make the same overlay with
different printer settings (such as 300 dpi), follow the instructions
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1. Re-access the printer driver as described in step 2 in “Creating
an overlay” on page 45.
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Using HDD form overlay
This function enables faster printing with form overlay data.
Windows users can use the form data registered in the optional
Hard Disk Drive installed in the printer though only an
administrator can register or delete the form data in the Hard Disk
Drive. You can access this function from the Form Selection dialog
box in the printer driver.
Note:
❏ This function is not available if the optional Hard Disk Drive is not
installed.
❏ Use this function by inputting the registered form name after
printing the Print List.
❏ When the document’s resolution, paper size or paper orientation
settings are different from the form overlay data that you use, you
cannot print the document with the form overlay data.
❏ This function is available in the ESC/Page mode.
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Register the form overlay data on the Hard Disk Drive
Only a network administrator using Windows XP, 2000, or NT
4.0 is allowed to register the form overlay data on the optional
Hard Disk Drive. See the Network Guide for details.
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All Windows users can use the registered form data in the
optional Hard Disk Drive. Follow these steps to print with HDD
form data:
1. Click the Special tab.
2. Select the Form Overlay check box, and click the Overlay
Settings button. The Overlay Settings dialog box appears.
3. Select No Form name in the Form text box, and click Details.
The Form Selection dialog box appears.
Note:
Make sure that the No Form Name is selected. If any form name
is selected, another dialog box will appear.
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Note:
If you need the list of the registered form data, click Print List to
print it and confirm the form name.
Also, if you need a sample print-out of the form data, enter the form
name and click the Print Sample button.
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5. Choose To Back or To Front to print the form data as
background or foreground of the document. Then click OK to
return to the Special menu.
6. Click OK to print data.
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Delete the form overlay data in the Hard Disk Drive
Only a network administrator using Windows XP, 2000, or NT
4.0 is allowed to delete or edit the form overlay data in the optional
Hard Disk Drive. See the Network Guide for details.
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Printing with the Duplex Unit
Duplex printing with the optional Duplex Print Unit 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.
As an ENERGY STAR® partner, EPSON recommends the use of
the duplex printing function. Refer to ENERGY STAR®
Compliance for more information on the ENERGY STAR®
program.
1. Click the Layout tab.
2. Select the Duplex check box. Then select the Left, Top, or Right
button as Binding position.
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3. Click Duplex Settings to open the Duplex Settings dialog box.
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.
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5. When printing for binding as a booklet, click the Binding
Method check box and make appropriate settings. For details
about each setting, see online help.
6. Click OK to accept the settings and return to the Layout menu.
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You can make detailed settings such as font setting or offset
setting in the Extended Settings dialog box. To open the dialog
box, click Extended Settings on the Optional Settings menu.
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a. Graphic Mode:
Specify the graphic mode. In the
HighQuality (Printer) mode, the
driver sends the printing data to
the printer using ESC/Page
language as much as possible. In
the High Quality (PC) mode,
rendering is done in your
computer and the driver sends the
printing data to the printer using a
low level language.
b. Print True Type fonts as Select this button to print, as
bitmap button:
bitmap, the True Type fonts that
are not substituted with device
fonts in the document.
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Print True Type fonts with Select this button to print the True
substitution button:
Type fonts in the document as
device fonts. This function is not
available when the Graphic Mode
setting is set to High Quality (PC).
d. Setting button:
Click this button to open the Font
Substitution dialog box. This
button is available when the Print
True Type fonts with substitution
button is selected.
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Uses the settings
specified on the printer
button:
Select this button to use the Offset,
Skip blank page, and Ignore the
selected paper size settings on the
control panel.
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Uses the settings
specified on the driver
button:
Select this button to use the Offset,
the Skip blank page, and the Ignore
the selected paper size settings in
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g. Offset:
Makes fine adjustments to the
printing position on the front and
the back of data on a page in
1.0 mm increments.
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Sets the print density. The options
are 1 through 5.
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Skip Blank Page check
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When you select this check box, the
printer skips blank pages.
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Ignore the selected paper When you select this check box, the
size check box:
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regardless of size.
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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 spooling method Select this check box to enable the
provided by the operating Spool function for Windows XP,
system check box:
2000, or NT 4.0.
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Click this button to return the
driver settings to the initial
settings.
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Click this button to open online
help.
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Click this button to exit the dialog
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saving your settings.
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p. OK button:
Click this button to save your
settings and to exit the dialog box
or printer driver.
Making the Optional Settings
You can update the installed option information manually if you
have installed options to your printer.
1. Click the Optional Settings tab, then select the Update the
Printer Option Info Manually button.
2. Click Settings. The Optional Settings dialog box appears.
3. Make settings for each installed option, then click OK.
Using the Reserve Job Function
The Reserve Job function allows you to store print jobs in the
printer’s Hard Disk Drive and to print them later directly from
the printer’s control panel. Follow the instructions in this section
to use the Reserve Job function.
Note:
You need an optional Hard Disk Drive installed in your printer in order
to use the Reserve Job function. Make sure that the drive is correctly
recognized by the printer driver before you start using the Reserve Job
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The table below gives an overview of the Reserve Job options.
Each option is described in detail later in this section.
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Description
Re-Print Job
Lets you print the job now and store it for later
reprinting.
Verify Job
Lets you print one copy now to verify the content
before printing multiple copies.
Stored Job
Lets you save the print job without printing it now.
Confidential Job
Lets you apply a password to the print job and save
it for later printing.
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depending on the Reserve Job option. Refer to the tables below
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Reserve Job
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After Printing
After Turning Off Printer or Using
Reset All
Confidential
Job
data is cleared
Data is cleared
Re-Print Job
The Re-Print Job option allows you to store the job you are
currently printing so that you can reprint it later directly from the
control panel.
Follow these steps to use the Re-Print Job option:
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select the Collate in Printer check box. Specify the number of
copies to be printed, and make other printer driver settings
as appropriate for your document.
3. Click the Optional Settings tab and click Reserve Jobs
Settings. The Reserve Job Settings dialog box appears.
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4. Select the Reserve Job On check box and click the Re-Print
Job button.
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Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
6. Click OK. The printer prints your document, and stores the
print job data on the Hard Disk Drive.
To reprint or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
“Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data” on page 341.
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Follow these steps to use the Verify Job option:
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select the Collate OK check box. Specify the number of copies
to be printed, and make other printer driver settings as
appropriate for your document.
3. Click the Optional Settings tab and click Reserve Jobs
Settings. The Reserve Job Settings dialog box appears.
4. Select the Reserve Job On check box and click the Verify Job
button.
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Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
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6. Click OK. The printer prints one copy of your document, and
stores the print data with information on the number of
remaining copies on the Hard Disk Drive.
After you have confirmed the printout, you can print the
remaining copies or delete this data using the printer’s control
panel. See “Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data” on page 341
for instructions.
Stored Job
The Stored Job option is useful for storing documents you print
on a regular basis, such as invoices. The stored data remains on
the Hard Disk Drive even if you turn off the printer or reset it
using the Reset All function.
Follow these steps to store print data using the Stored Job option:
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select the Collate OK check box. Specify the number of copies
to be printed, and make other printer driver settings as
appropriate for your document.
3. Click the Optional Settings tab and click Reserve Jobs
Settings. The Reserve Job Settings dialog box appears.
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4. Select the Reserve Job On check box, and the Stored Job
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boxes.
Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
6. Click OK. The printer stores the print data in the Hard Disk
Drive.
To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
“Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data” on page 341.
Confidential Job
The Confidential Job option allows you to apply passwords to
print jobs stored on the Hard Disk Drive.
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Follow these steps to store print data using the Confidential Job
option:
1. Make printer driver settings as appropriate for your
document.
2. Click the Optional Settings tab and click the Reserve Jobs
Settings button. The Reserve Jobs Settings dialog box appears.
3. Select the Reserve Job On check box and the Confidential Job
button.
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❏ Only numbers from 1 through 4 can be used for passwords.
❏ Keep passwords in a safe place. You must enter the correct
password when printing a Confidential Job.
6. Click OK. The printer stores the print job in the Hard Disk
Drive.
To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
“Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data” on page 341.
Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status
Monitor 3
About EPSON Status Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 is a utility program that monitors your
printer and gives you information about its current status. For
example, you can find out the amount of remaining toner through
this utility. If a print error occurs, the utility provides you with a
message describing the error. EPSON Status Monitor 3 is accessed
from within the printer driver. See the following section for more
information.
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.
❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not available when printing from a
Remote Desktop connection.
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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.
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Novell Client 3.32 for Windows 95/98
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Novell Client 4.83+SP1 for Windows NT/2000/XP
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Network printers can not be monitored with EPSON Status
Monitor 3.
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Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3
Follow these steps to install EPSON Status Monitor 3.
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1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running
on your computer.
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❏ 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, and click OPEN in the menu that
appears.Then double-click Epsetup.exe.
3. Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen
appears, read the statement and then click Agree.
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4. In the dialog box that appears, click Install Software.
5. Click Custom.
6. Select the EPSON Status Monitor 3 check box and click Install.
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7. In the dialog box that appears, make sure that your printer’s
icon is selected, and click OK. Then follow the on-screen
instructions.
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Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
To access EPSON Status Monitor 3, open the printer software,
click the Utility tab, then click the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button.
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Getting printer status details
You can monitor printer status and obtain information on
consumable products using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog
box.
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Icon/Message:
The icon and message show the
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Printer image:
The image at the upper left shows the
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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.
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Close button:
Clicking this button closes the dialog
box.
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Consumables:
Displays information for the paper
trays and toner.
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Job Information:
Displays information for the print
jobs. The Job Information menu is
displayed when the Show job
information check box on the
Monitoring Preferences dialog box is
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Paper:
Displays the paper size, paper type
and the approximate amount of paper
remaining in the paper source.
Information for the optional cassette is
displayed only if this option is
installed.
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Toner:
Indicates the amount of remaining
toner. The toner icon flashes if the
toner is low.
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Setting Monitoring Preferences
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To make specific monitoring settings, click Monitoring
Preferences in the Utility menu of the printer driver. The
Monitoring Preferences dialog box appears.
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Select Notification:
Default button:
Use the check boxes in this area to
select the types of error that you
wish to be notified about.
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Select Shortcut Icon:
To use the shortcut icon, select the
Shortcut Icon check box and choose
an icon. The icon you select appears
on the right side of the task bar.
Once the shortcut icon is in the task
bar, you can double-click it to open
the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog
box. Alternatively, you can
right-click the shortcut icon and
select Monitoring Preferences to
open the Monitoring Preferences
dialog box, and EPSON
EPL-N3000 Advanced to open the
EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog
box.
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Job management:
To display the job information
menu in the EPSON Status Monitor
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information check box.
To display the notification message
when your print job is finished,
select the Notify when printing
completed check box.
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Allow monitoring of
shared printers check
box:
When this check box is selected, a
shared printer can be monitored by
other PCs.
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Help button:
Opens online help for the
Monitoring Preferences dialog box.
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Cancel button:
Cancels any changes.
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OK button:
Saves new changes.
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Status Alert window
The Status Alert window indicates what type of error has
occurred and offers you a possible solution. The window closes
automatically once the problem is cleared.
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notification in the Monitoring Preferences dialog box.
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the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button. Once this button is clicked,
the Status Alert window will not disappear even after a problem
is cleared. Click Close to close the window.
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To display the Job Information menu, select the Show job
information check box on the Monitoring Preferences dialog box.
(See “Setting Monitoring Preferences” on page 73 for details.)
Then click the Job Information tab on the EPSON Status Monitor
3 dialog box.
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The print job which waiting to be
printed.
Printing:
The print job which is printed currently.
Completed Displays only your jobs that have
finished printing.
Canceled: Displays only your jobs that have been
canceled printing.
Held:
Job is on held.
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2. Job Name:Displays the user’s print job file names. Other user’s
print jobs are displayed as --------.
3 Job Type: Displays the job type. When the Reserve job
function is used, the jobs are displayed as Stored,
Verify, Re-Print, and Confidential respectively.
About the Reserve Job function, see “Using the
Reserve Job Function” on page 58.
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button:
Clicking this button refreshes the information on
this menu.
5 Print
button:
Display the dialog box to print the spooled and held
status job.
6 Cancel
Job
button:
Selecting a print job and clicking this button, cancels
the selected print job.
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Re-printing your print job
Clicking the Print button on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 screen
lets you print a spooled job.
Follow the steps below to re-print your job.
Note:
You cannot re-print your jobs in the following cases.
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❏ When multiple jobs are selected
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3. Select the job to re-print.
4. Click the Print button. The following screen appears.
5. In the screen, confirm the job name and select a copy number
from 1 to 999.
6. Click OK to reprint your job.
Supporting connection to use the Job Management function
The Job Management function is available when the following
connections are used:
❏ When using the EPSON Net Direct Print TCP/IP connection
(in Windows Me, 98, 95 and XP, 2000 or NT 4.0)
❏ When using the LPR connections (in Windows XP, 2000 and
NT 4.0)
❏ When using standard TCP/IP connections (in Windows XP
and 2000)
❏ Shared Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 LPR connections and
shared Windows 2000 Standard TCP/IP connections with
Windows XP, Me, 98, 95, 2000 and NT 4.0 clients
Note:
You can not use this function in the following situations:
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❏ When using an optional Ethernet interface card that doesn’t 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.
Setting to notify when printing is completed
When the Notify when printing completed check box is selected,
the Notify when printing completed function can be used.
To use this function, click the specified print job from the print job
list on the Job Information menu in the EPSON Status Monitor 3
dialog box. When the target job is completed, the Notify when
printing completed dialog box appears.
Note:
When you canceled the target job, the Notify when printing completed
dialog box does not appear.
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Stopping monitoring
You can stop monitoring the printing status by clearing the
Monitor the Printing Status check box in the printer driver’s Utility
menu if you don’t need to monitor the printer at all.
Note:
❏ The Monitor the Printing Status check box is displayed in the
Utility menu of Document Defaults in Windows NT 4.0, or in the
Utility menu of Printing Preference in Windows XP or 2000.
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Status Monitor 3 icon in the printer driver’s Utility menu.
Selecting printers to be monitored
You can use the Monitored Printers utility to change the types of
printers that EPSON Status Monitor 3 will monitor. When you
install EPSON Status Monitor 3, this utility is also installed.
Usually, it is not necessary to change a setup.
1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to EPSON Printers, then
click Monitored printers.
2. Clear the check box of the printers which you do not want to
be monitored.
3. Click OK to accept the setting.
Setting Up the USB Connection
The USB interface that comes with your printer complies with
Microsoft Plug and Play (PnP) USB specifications.
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Note:
Only PC systems equipped with a USB connector and running
Windows Me, 98, XP, and 2000 support the USB interface.
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers. In Windows
XP, click Start, then click Printers and Faxes.
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Properties on the menu that appears.
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3. Click the Details tab. In Windows XP or 2000, click the Ports
tab.
4. Select the appropriate USB port from the Print to the following
port drop-down list. In Windows Me or 98, select EPUSB1:
(EPSON EPL-N3000). In Windows XP or 2000, select USB001
in the list on the Ports menu.
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Note:
This screen is a Windows 98 screen.
5. Click OK to save this setting.
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 icon is displayed on the taskbar, you can cancel
printing from your computer, as the transfer of data is not yet
complete. Follow the instructions below to cancel the printing.
Double-click the printer icon on the task bar. Select the task in the
list, then click Cancel from the Document menu.
If a part of the print data is already sent to the printer, the Ready
(green) light on the printer turns on after the last page of the data
is output.
The current job is canceled.
If the transfer of a print data is not yet started, you can cancel the
whole print job.
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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 sent by other users.
❏ To cancel all print data in the printer’s memory, press down the +
Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel for about two
seconds.
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uninstall the printer driver that has been installed already.
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Uninstalling the printer driver
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1. Quit all applications.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
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Remove Programs, select the EPSON Printer Software, then
click Change/Remove.
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5. Click the Printer Model tab, select the EPSON EPL-N3000
Advanced icon, then click OK.
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printer software you want to uninstall is selected.
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7. To uninstall the Monitored Printers utility, select the EPSON
Status Monitor 3: Monitored Printers check box, and click OK.
Note:
You can uninstall only the Monitored Printers utility of EPSON
Status Monitor 3. When the utility is uninstalled, you cannot
change the setting of Monitored Printers from EPSON Status
Monitor 3 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 these steps 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.
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1. Follow steps 1 through 3 of “Uninstalling the printer driver”
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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 these steps to run the
“Epusbun.exe” file in the CD-ROM that comes with your
printer:
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Insert the CD-ROM in your computer’s CD-ROM
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Double-click the English folder.
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Double-click the Win9x folder.
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Double-click the Epusbun.exe icon.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Chapter 4
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Using the PostScript Printer Software
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About the PostScript Printer Driver
The PostScript 3 printer driver 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.
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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.
Note:
Your computer must have a hard disk with at least 8 MB of free space.
To use the Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver, your computer must
be running one of the following operating systems:
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Using the PostScript Printer Driver with
Windows
Windows Me, 98, and 95 users
To print in the PostScript mode with Windows Me, 98, and 95,
you will have to install the PostScript printer driver. See the
appropriate sections below for installation instructions according
to the interface that you are using to print.
Note:
The USB interface is not available for printing under Windows 95.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel
interface
Follow these steps to install the PostScript printer driver for the
parallel interface:
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
2. Click Start, then Settings, and finally Printers.
3. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
4. The Add Printer Wizard will be displayed. Follow the
on-screen instructions until the screen asking you to select the
printer model is displayed.
5. Click Have Disk and specify the path to the appropriate INF
file necessary for installation. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the
path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN9X\PS_SETUP
(change the drive letter as needed for your system).
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6. Select the INF file for the version of the Windows operating
system that you are running and continue with the
installation according to the on-screen instructions until the
screen asking you to select the port the printer is connected to
is displayed.
7. Select LPT1 as the port the printer is connected to, and then
click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the
installation.
8. When installation is done, click Finish.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface
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USB interface:
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with a USB connection have already been installed on your
computer, follow the installation procedure explained in the
previous section, “Driver installation for the parallel interface
connection,” but make sure to select USB as the port in step 7. If
you have not installed an Epson USB printer driver on your
computer, follow the installation procedure below.
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to install the PostScript printer driver.
1. Without connecting the printer to your computer, turn on
both the computer and the printer.
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printer with a USB cable.
3. The Add New Hardware Wizard will launch automatically.
Click Next to start the installation of the USB printer driver.
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4. Select Search for best driver for your device (Recommended),
and then click Next.
5. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
6. Select only the Specify a location check box, and then specify
the following path on the CD-ROM. You can click Browse to
select the path. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN9X\PS_SETUP (change the
drive letter as needed for your system).
7. Click Next to continue with the installation.
8. If the USB printer driver file is correctly recognized, the
message “EPSON USB Printer” will appear. Click Next to
continue with the installation.
9. When installation of the USB printer driver is done, click
Finish.
10. After the USB printer driver installation is done, the Add
Printer Wizard will launch automatically. Follow the
on-screen instructions to continue with the installation until
the screen asking you to select the printer model is displayed.
11. Click Have Disk and specify the path to the appropriate INF
file necessary for installation. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the
path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN9X\PS_SETUP
(change the drive letter as needed for your system).
12. Select the INF file for the version of the Windows operating
system that you are running and continue with the rest of the
installation according to the on-screen instructions.
13. When installation is done, click Finish.
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Installing the printer driver for the network interface
Follow these steps to install the PostScript printer driver for the
network interface:
Note:
❏ To connect using a network interface, you must install the optional
interface card into the printer.
❏ You must have at least 6 MB of free space on your hard disk drive
to install the printer driver.
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1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
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3. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
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5. Select Network Printer when the screen asking How is this
printer attached to your computer? appears.
6. Enter the printer’s network path in the Network path or queue
name field. You can also select the network printer by clicking
Browse.
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displayed, click Have Disk and specify the path to the
appropriate INF file necessary for installation. If your
CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN9X\PS_SETUP (change the
drive letter as needed for your system).
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system that you are running and continue with the rest of the
installation according to the on-screen instructions.
9. When installation is done, click Finish.
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Notice for Windows Me, 98, and 95 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 the Spool Settings button. In the Spool
Settings dialog box that appears, Select Disable bi-directional
support for this printer, then click the OK button.
Printer driver settings
The printer driver enables you to change the settings for your
print job. The settings are grouped into various categories that
you can access by clicking the appropriate tab in the printer’s
Properties dialog box.
Online help is also available to help you with the settings. There
are two online help options. Click Help for procedural help on the
settings. If you want help on a particular item, click the ‘?’ icon on
the top-right corner of the dialog box’s title bar and then click the
name of the setting that you want more information on. An
explanation of the setting and its options will be displayed.
Paper tab settings
Paper size
Select the desired paper size. This setting must match the size of
the paper loaded in the printer. The paper sizes that are available
will differ according to the printer. The default setting is either A4
or Letter, depending on your country of purchase.
Orientation
Specify how the document is to be positioned on the page. The
options are Portrait (vertical) and Landscape (horizontal).
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Collate
Select this check box to print multiple copies of the document in
page order. If this check box is not selected, each page is printed
out the specified number of times before the following page is
printed.
Note:
If you select the Collate option in the printer driver, do not set the
Collate option in the application itself.
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Duplex
Select the desired duplex print style. Flip on long edge produces
two-sided printouts that turn like a book, while Flip on short edge
produces two-sided printouts that turn like a calendar.
Note:
You need to install the optional Duplex Unit in order to use this feature.
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Paper source
Select the paper source for your print job. The options are Auto
Tray Select, MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3, Manual
Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage. However, the actual
paper sources that are available vary depending on the options
installed.
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Paper type
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Select the desired paper type to print on. The options are Normal,
Thick, Transparency, and Extra Thick. Make sure to select the
correct paper type to avoid smearing or wasting ink.
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Margins
Click this button to set the margins for your printout. You can
select to specify in Inches or Millimeters.
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Click this button to reset the settings on this sheet to their default
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Graphics tab settings
Resolution
Select the resolution that you want to print in. The options are
Fast and Quality. The Quality setting prints at a higher resolution,
but the printing time will be longer.
Print as a negative image
Select this check box if you want to print the document as a
negative image. This feature prints by reversing the RGB or
black-and-white values of the image, and is useful for printing
black-and-white or coarse RGB images.
Print as a mirror image
Select this check box if you want to print the document as a mirror
image. This feature prints by reversing the horizontal coordinates
of the image.
Layout
Specify how many pages of your document to print on one sheet
of paper. The options are 1-up, 2-up, 4-up, 6-up, 9-up, and 16-up.
Print page border
Select this check box if you want the borders of the pages to be
printed when printing more than one page of the document on
one sheet of paper.
Scaling
This setting enables you to shrink or enlarge the image to print.
You can enter any percentage from 25% to 400%. To shrink the
image, specify a percentage that is lower than 100%. To enlarge
the image, specify a percentage that is higher than 100%.
However, if you can shrink or enlarge the image to print in the
application that you are printing from, do so in the application
and not through the printer driver.
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Restore Defaults
Click this button to reset the settings on this sheet to their default
values.
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Fonts tab settings
Send TrueType fonts to printer according to the Font
Substitution Table
Select this radio button to have the computer download TrueType
fonts to the printer according to the settings in the Font
Substitution Table. This setting can speed up printing.
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Click this button to edit the Font Substitution Table.
Always use TrueType fonts
Select this radio button to have the computer always download
all the TrueType fonts used in the document to be printed to the
printer. This will slow down printing, but the fonts in the printout
will be identical to that shown on the screen.
Add Euro Currency Symbol to PostScript Fonts
Select this check box to add the symbol for the Euro currency to
the set of PostScript fonts residing on the printer.
Update Soft Fonts
Click this button to update the list of installed PostScript Type 1
fonts so that they are printed correctly.
Send Fonts As
Click this button to specify advanced settings for the
downloading of fonts to the printer. See online help for details on
each of the available settings.
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Restore Defaults
Click this button to reset the settings on this sheet to their default
values.
Device Options tab settings
Available printer memory (in KB)
Specify the amount of available printer memory. If the entered
value does not match the actual amount of memory on the printer
and printing problems occur, change the setting.
Available font cache (in KB)
Displays the amount of font cache memory available to Type 32
fonts. The printer driver automatically adjusts the font cache size
according the memory setting specified under Installable options.
RITech
Select whether to use RITech when printing. RITech improves the
appearance of printed lines, text, and graphics. The options are
On and Off.
Toner Save Mode
Select whether to use the Toner Save Mode when printing. When
the Toner Save Mode is turned on, the printer uses about 50% less
toner than normal. The options are On and Off.
Image Protect
This setting enables you to specify whether to use lossy
compression when memory runs low during printing. The
options are On and Off. When Image Protect is set to On, lossy
compression is not used. If it is set to Off, lossy compression is
used when memory resources are too low.
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Installable options
The settings available under Installable options enable you to
specify whether certain options are installed into the printer, and
if so, what they are. Use the Change setting for drop-down list to
specify the details of the options installed.
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Restore Defaults
Click this button to reset the settings on this sheet to their default
values.
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PostScript tab settings
PostScript output format
Specify the format for PostScript files. The options are PostScript
(optimize for speed), PostScript (optimize for portability-ADSC),
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), and Archive format. See online
help for details on each of these formats.
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PostScript header
This setting enables you to specify how header information is sent
to the printer. The options are Download header with each print
job and Assume header is downloaded and retained.
Send Header Now
Click this button to send the PostScript header information to the
printer immediately. This button is available only when the
Download header with each print job radio button is selected. If
you click the Send Header Now button and then click OK, the
Assume header is downloaded and retained radio button is
automatically selected.
Print PostScript error information
Select this check box to have the printer automatically print out a
page with PostScript error messages when an error occurs in the
print job. Turn this option on if you are having printing problems.
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Job timeout
Specify the maximum number of seconds that can elapse for a
print job to get from the computer to the printer before the printer
stops trying to print the document. If you enter “0” (zero), the
printer will continue trying to print indefinitely.
Wait timeout
Specify the maximum number of seconds that the printer will wait
to get more PostScript information from the computer before the
print job is automatically canceled. After the specified time
elapses, the printer will stop trying to print the document and
prints an error message instead. If you enter “0” (zero), the printer
will wait indefinitely.You may want to increase this value when
printing complicated documents.
This setting enables you to prevent the printer from stalling if and
when the computer that sends the print job stalls.
Advanced
Click this button to specify the following advanced PostScript
options:
PostScript language level
Specify the PostScript language level to use. Select the highest
PostScript language level that your printer supports to optimize
its features. Use a lower PostScript language level only if you are
experiencing printing problems or if you intend to print the file
using another printer.
Data format
Select the data format to use. The options are ASCII data and
Tagged binary communications protocol. You cannot use Binary
communications protocol nor Pure binary data, although they
may appear as options.
If ASCII data is selected, print data is sent in the ASCII (7-bit)
format, which may take longer to print, but which can be sent
through any I/O channel, including serial, parallel, and Ethernet.
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If you select Tagged binary communications protocol, all data
except for special control characters is sent in binary (8-bit) format.
The binary format can be sent over parallel or serial
communications ports and are faster then sending data in the
ASCII format. The Pure binary data setting sends all data in pure
binary format, which is the fastest format to print in, but that can
be sent only over AppleTalk.
Send CTRL+D before job
Select this check box to specify for the CTRL+D character to be
sent at the beginning of every PostScript document. CTRL+D at
the beginning-of-file (BOF) will reset your printer to its default
settings to ensure that prior print jobs will not affect the current
print job. However, activating this setting may cause the print job
to fail if it is connected through a network instead of the parallel
or serial interface.
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Send CTRL+D after job
Select this check box to specify for the CTRL+D character to be
sent at the end of every PostScript document. CTRL+D at the
end-of-file (EOF) will reset your printer to its default settings to
ensure that the current print job will not affect future print jobs.
However, activating this setting may cause the print job to fail if
it is connected through a network instead of the parallel or serial
interface.
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Display alert for applications incompatible with driver features
Select this check box if you want the printer driver to display
messages to alert you to incompatibilities between the printer’s
features and those of the application that you are using to print.
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Click this button to reset the settings on this sheet to their default
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Watermark tab settings
Select a watermark
Specify whether to use a watermark when printing. The options
are None, CONFIDENTIAL, COPY, and DRAFT.
Edit
Click this button to edit the selected watermark. This button is not
available when None is selected under Select a watermark.
New
Click this button to create a new watermark.
Delete
Click this button to delete the selected watermark. This button is
not available when None is selected under Select a watermark.
Print watermark
Specify how the selected watermark should be printed. The
options are On first page only, In background, and As outline only.
Windows NT 4.0 users
To print in the PostScript mode with Windows NT 4.0, 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.
Note:
The USB interface is not available for printing under Windows NT 4.0.
Installing the printer driver for the parallel interface
Follow these steps to install the printer driver for the parallel
interface:
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1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
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2. Click Start, then Settings, and finally Printers.
3. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
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on-screen instructions until the screen asking you to select the
printer model is displayed.
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5. Click Have Disk and specify the path to the appropriate INF
file necessary for installation. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the
path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WINNT4\PS_SETUP
(change the drive letter as needed for your system).
6. Select the INF file for the version of the Windows operating
system that you are running and continue with the
installation according to the on-screen instructions.
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7. When installation is done, click Finish.
Installing the printer driver for the network interface
Follow these steps to install the printer driver for the network
interface:
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drive.
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2. Click Start, then Settings, and finally Printers.
3. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
4. The Add Printer Wizard will be displayed. Select Network
printer server, and then click Next.
5. Enter the name of the printer or select the printer from the list
of available printers on the network, and then click OK.
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6. Click OK once the following message appears.
“The server on which the XXX printer resides does not have the
correct printer driver installed.”
7. Click Have Disk and specify the path to the appropriate INF
file necessary for installation. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the
path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WINNT4\PS_SETUP
(change the drive letter as needed for your system).
8. Select the INF file for the version of the Windows operating
system that you are running and continue with the
installation according to the on-screen instructions.
9. When installation is done, click Finish.
Notice for Windows NT 4.0 Users
Unavailable paper sizes may appear in the paper size list for the
selected paper source. See “Paper Sources” on page 15 to confirm
the available paper sizes.
Print dialog box settings
The Print dialog box, which is accessed by selecting Print on the
File menu of the application that you are using, enables you to
specify print settings for the current document. The available
settings are grouped under the Page Setup and Advanced tabs.
See below for a brief description of each available setting.
Page Setup tab settings
Paper Size
Select the desired paper size. This setting must match the size of
the paper loaded in the printer. The paper sizes that are available
will differ according to the printer. The default setting is either A4
or Letter, depending on your country of purchase.
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Paper Source
Select the paper source for your print job. The options are Auto
Tray Select, MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3, Manual
Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage. However, the actual
paper sources that are available will differ according to the
options installed.
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Copy Count
Specify the number of copies to print.
Collate Copies
This check box appears only if more than one copy is specified for
Copy Count. Select this check box to print multiple copies of the
document in page order. If this check box is not selected, each
page is printed out the specified number of times before the
following page is printed.
Note:
If you select the Collate option in the printer driver, do not set the
Collate option in the application itself.
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Orientation
Specify how the document is to be positioned on the page. The
options are Portrait (vertical), Landscape (horizontal), and
Rotated (rotated 90 counterclockwise).
Color Appearance
Specify whether to print the document in grayscale or color. The
options are Monochrome and Color.
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Undo Changed Option/s
Click this button to undo all the changes that have been made to
the settings. The settings return to their default values. This
button is enabled only if one or more of the default values have
been changed.
About Adobe PostScript Printer Driver
Click this button to view information on the currently installed
PostScript printer driver.
Paper/Output
Paper Size
If you specified the Paper Size setting on the Page Setup sheet,
that setting is reflected here. To change this setting, select the
desired paper size from the options displayed at the bottom of the
dialog box. For more information on this setting, see “Paper Size”
on page 104.
Orientation
If you specified the Orientation setting on the Page Setup sheet,
that setting is reflected here. To change this setting, select the
desired orientation from the options displayed at the bottom of
the dialog box. For more information on this setting, see
“Orientation” on page 105.
Paper Source
If you specified the Paper Source setting on the Page Setup sheet,
that setting is reflected here. To change this setting, select the
desired paper source from the options displayed at the bottom of
the dialog box. For more information on this setting, see “Paper
Source” on page 105.
Media
Select the desired paper type to print on. The options are Normal,
Thick, Transparency, and Extra Thick. Make sure to select the
correct paper type to avoid smearing or wasting ink.
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Copy Count
If you specified the Copy Count setting on the Page Setup sheet,
that setting is reflected here. To change this setting, enter the
desired number of pages to print into the text box at the bottom
of the dialog box. For more information on this setting, see “Copy
Count” on page 105.
Graphic
Resolution
Select the resolution that you want to print in. The options are
Fast and Quality. The Quality setting prints at a higher resolution,
but the printing time will be longer.
Color Appearance
If you specified the Color Appearance setting on the Page Setup
sheet, that setting is reflected here. To change this setting, select
the desired setting from the options displayed at the bottom of
the dialog box. For more information on this setting, see “Color
Appearance” on page 105.
Scaling
This setting enables you to shrink or enlarge the image to print.
You can enter any percentage from 1% to 1000%. To shrink the
image, specify a percentage that is lower than 100%. To enlarge
the image, specify a percentage that is higher than 100%. When
you enlarge a document, only the portion of the document that
fits on the selected paper will be printed. If you can shrink or
enlarge the image to print in the application that you are printing
from, do so in the application.
TrueType Font
Specify how TrueType fonts in the document are printed. Select
Substitute with Device Font to use equivalent PostScript fonts for
printing documents that contain TrueType fonts. Select Download
as Softfont to download TrueType fonts to the printer instead of
using PostScript fonts.
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If your document has overlapping text and graphics, select
Substitute with Device Font. Using downloaded TrueType fonts
to print when text and graphics overlap may cause output errors.
Document Options
Page Layout (N-up) Option
Specify how many pages of your document to print on one sheet
of paper. The options are Normal (one-up), Two-up (1x2), Four-up
(2x2), Six-up (2x3), Nine-up (3x3), and Sixteen-up (4x4).
PostScript Options
PostScript Output Option
Specify the format for PostScript files. The options are Optimize
for Speed, Optimize for Portability, Encapsulated PostScript
(EPS), and Archive Format. See online help for details on each of
these formats.
TrueType Font Download Option
Specify how TrueType fonts are downloaded to the printer. The
options are Automatic, Outline (scalable outline font), Bitmap
(bitmap font), and Native TrueType (outline font).
PostScript Language Level
Specify the PostScript language level to use. The options are 2 and
3.
Send PostScript Error Handler
Specify whether the printer automatically prints out a page with
PostScript error messages when an error occurs in the print job.
The options are Yes and No.
Mirrored Output
Specify whether the document is printed as a mirror image by
reversing the horizontal coordinates of the image. The options are
Yes and No.
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Printer Features
RITech
Select whether to use RITech when printing. RITech improves the
appearance of printed lines, text, and graphics. The options are
On and Off.
Toner Save Mode
Select whether to use the Toner Save Mode when printing. When
the Toner Save Mode is turned on, the printer uses about 50% less
toner than normal. The options are On and Off.
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Printer driver settings
Printer settings specific to your printer are available on the Device
Settings sheet of the printer’s Properties dialog box.
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Online help is available to help you with the settings. If you want
help on a particular item, click the ‘?’ icon on the top-right corner
of the dialog box’s title bar and then click the name of the setting
that you want more information on. An explanation of the setting
and its options will be displayed.
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Undo Changed Option/s
Click this button to undo all the changes that have been made to
the settings. The settings return to their default values. This
button is enabled only if one or more of the default values have
been changed.
About Adobe PostScript Printer Driver
Click this button to view information on the currently installed
PostScript printer driver.
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Form To Tray Assignment
Assign the desired paper size to the various available paper
sources. Once this setting is specified, the printer will
automatically feed paper from the paper source that holds the
selected paper size.
The paper source options are MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2,
Cassette 3, Manual Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage.
However, the actual paper sources that are available will differ
according to the printer and the options installed.
The paper sizes that are available will differ according to the
printer. The default setting is either A4 or Letter, depending on
your country of purchase.
Font Substitution Table
Double-click to display the Font Substitution Table and the
options for the TrueType-to-PostScript font mapping.
Available PostScript Memory
Specify the amount of available PostScript memory. The available
PostScript memory is a subset of the printer’s total physical
memory. It is recommended that you use the default setting.
Output Protocol
Specify the protocol that the printer will use for print jobs. The
options are ASCII, TBCP, and Binary.
TBCP cannot be used through AppleTalk.
Binary can be used only when using AppleTalk.
If ASCII is selected, print data is sent in the ASCII (7-bit) format,
which may take longer to print, but which can be sent through
any I/O channel, including serial, parallel, and Ethernet.
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If you select TBCP (Tagged Binary Communications Protocol), all
data except for special control characters is sent in binary (8-bit)
format. The binary formats can be sent over parallel or serial
communications ports and are faster than sending data in the
ASCII format.
Send CTRL-D Before Each Job
Specify whether a CTRL+D character should be sent at the
beginning of every PostScript document. CTRL+D at the
beginning-of-file (BOF) will reset your printer to its default
settings to ensure that prior print jobs will not affect the current
print job. However, activating this setting may cause the print job
to fail if it is connected through a network instead of the parallel
or serial interface.
Send CTRL-D After Each Job
Specify whether a CTRL+D character should be sent at the end of
every PostScript document. CTRL+D at the end-of-file (EOF) will
reset your printer to its default settings to ensure that the current
print job will not affect future print jobs. However, activating this
setting may cause the print job to fail if it is connected through a
network instead of the parallel or serial interface.
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Job Timeout
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Specify the maximum number of seconds that can elapse for a
print job to get from the computer to the printer before the printer
stops trying to print the document. If you enter “0” (zero), the
printer will continue trying to print indefinitely.
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Wait Timeout
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Specify the maximum number of seconds that the printer will wait
to get more PostScript information from the computer before the
print job is automatically canceled. After the specified time
elapses, the printer will stop trying to print the document and
prints an error message instead. If you enter “0” (zero), the printer
will wait indefinitely. You may want to increase this value when
printing complicated documents.
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Minimum Font Size to Download as Outline
Specify the minimum font size (in pixels) for which the printer
driver will download TrueType fonts as outline (Type 1) fonts. A
font smaller than the minimum setting will be downloaded as a
bitmap (Type 3/Type 32) font.
Maximum Font Size to Download as Bitmap
Specify the maximum font size (in pixels) for which the printer
driver will download TrueType fonts as bitmap (Type 3/Type 32)
fonts. A font larger than the maximum setting will be
downloaded as an outline (Type 1) font.
Installable Options
The settings available under Installable Options enable you to
specify whether certain options are installed into the printer, and
if so, what they are. The available settings are Installed Memory,
Lower Cassette Unit, Stacker Unit, and Duplex Unit.
Windows XP and 2000 users
To print in the PostScript mode with Windows XP and 2000, 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 printer driver for the parallel interface
Follow these steps to install the printer driver for the parallel
interface:
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
2. Click Start, then Settings, and finally Printers.
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If your computer is running Windows XP, click Start and then click
Printers and Faxes.
3. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
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If your computer is running Windows XP, click Add a printer
under Printer Tasks.
4. The Add Printer Wizard will be displayed. Follow the
on-screen instructions until the screen asking you to select the
printer model is displayed.
5. Click Have Disk and specify the path to the appropriate INF
file necessary for installation. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the
path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN2K-XP\PS_SETUP
(change the drive letter as needed for your system).
6. Select the INF file for the version of the Windows operating
system that you are running and continue with the
installation according to the on-screen instructions.
7. When installation is done, click Finish.
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Follow these steps to install the printer driver for the USB
interface:
1. Without connecting the printer to the computer, turn on both
the computer and the printer.
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printer with a USB cable.
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3. The Add New Hardware Wizard will launch automatically.
Click Next to start the installation of the USB printer driver.
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4. After the USB printer driver installation is done, the Add
Printer Wizard will launch automatically. Follow the
on-screen instructions to continue with the installation until
the screen asking you to select the printer model is displayed.
5. Click Have Disk and specify the path to the appropriate INF
file necessary for installation. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the
path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN2K-XP\PS_SETUP
(change the drive letter as needed for your system).
6. Select the INF file for the version of the Windows operating
system that you are running and continue with the rest of the
installation according to the on-screen instructions.
7. When installation is done, click Finish.
Installing the printer driver for the network interface
Follow these steps to install the printer driver for the network
interface:
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
2. Click Start, then Settings, and finally Printers.
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If your computer is running Windows XP, click Start and then click
Printers and Faxes.
3. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
Note:
If your computer is running Windows XP, click Add a printer
under Printer Tasks.
4. The Add Printer Wizard will be displayed. Click Next.
5. Select Network printer in the screen that appears.
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If your computer is running Windows XP, click A network printer,
or a printer attached to another computer.
6. Click Next to browse for and select the printer on the network.
7. Click OK when the following message appears:
“The server on which the XXX printer resides does not have
the correct printer driver installed.”
8. When the screen asking you to select the printer model is
displayed, click Have Disk and specify the path to the
appropriate INF file necessary for installation. If your
CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN2K-XP\PS_SETUP (change the
drive letter as needed for your system).
9. Select the INF file for the version of the Windows operating
system that you are running and continue with the rest of the
installation according to the on-screen instructions.
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Unavailable paper sizes may appear in the Paper Size list in the
printer driver. See “Paper Sources” on page 15 to confirm the
available paper sizes.
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Printer driver settings
Printer settings specific to your printer are available through the
Device Settings tab of the printer’s Properties dialog box. In
addition to the settings there, click the Printing Preferences
button on the General sheet or the Printing Defaults button on the
Advanced sheet for more print settings. The basic print settings
are grouped under the Layout and Paper/Quality tabs, while more
advanced settings are available by clicking the Advanced button
on either sheet.
Online help is also available to help you with the settings. There
are two online help options. Click the Help button for procedural
help on the settings. If you want help on a particular item, click
the ‘?’ icon on the top-right corner of the dialog box’s title bar and
then click the name of the setting that you want more information
on. An explanation of the setting and its options will be displayed.
Device Settings tab settings
Form To Tray Assignment
Assign the desired paper size to the various available paper
sources. Once this setting is specified, the printer will
automatically feed paper from the paper source that holds the
selected paper size.
The paper source options are MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2,
Cassette 3, Manual Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage.
However, the actual paper sources that are available will differ
according to the options installed.
The paper sizes that are available will differ according to the
printer. The default setting is either A4 or Letter, depending on
your country of purchase.
Font Substitution Table
Double-click to display the Font Substitution Table and the
options for the TrueType-to-PostScript font mapping.
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Available PostScript Memory
Specify the amount of available PostScript memory. The available
PostScript memory is a subset of the printer’s total physical
memory. It is recommended that you use the default setting.
Output Protocol
Specify the protocol that the printer will use for print jobs. The
options are ASCII, TBCP, and Binary.
TBCP cannot be used with AppleTalk.
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Binary can be used only when using AppleTalk.
If ASCII is selected, print data is sent in the ASCII (7-bit) format,
which may take longer to print, but which can be sent through
any I/O channel, including serial, parallel, and Ethernet.
If you select TBCP (Tagged Binary Communications Protocol), all
data except for special control characters is sent in binary (8-bit)
format. The binary formats can be sent over parallel or serial
communications ports and are faster than sending data in the
ASCII format.
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Send CTRL-D Before Each Job
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Specify whether a CTRL+D character should be sent at the
beginning of every PostScript document. CTRL+D at the
beginning-of-file (BOF) will reset your printer to its default
settings to ensure that prior print jobs will not affect the current
print job.
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it is connected through a network instead of the parallel or serial
interface. Conversely, if your document fails to print when sent
to a printer connected through a parallel or serial port, change the
setting to Yes.
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Specify whether a CTRL+D character should be sent at the end of
every PostScript document. CTRL+D at the end-of-file (EOF) will
reset your printer to its default settings to ensure that the current
print job will not affect future print jobs.
However, activating this setting may cause the print job to fail if
it is connected through a network instead of the parallel or serial
interface. If your document fails to print when sent to a network
printer, change the setting to No.
Convert Gray Text to PostScript Gray
Specify whether to convert true gray (RGB value) in text to the
gray provided by the PostScript driver.
Convert Gray Graphics to PostScript Gray
Specify whether to convert true gray (RGB value) in graphics to
the gray provided by the PostScript driver.
Add Euro Currency Symbol to PostScript Fonts
Specify whether to add the symbol for the Euro currency to the
set of PostScript fonts residing on the printer.
Job Timeout
Specify the maximum number of seconds that can elapse for a
print job to get from the computer to the printer before the printer
stops trying to print the document. If you enter “0” (zero), the
printer will continue trying to print indefinitely.
Wait Timeout
Specify the maximum number of seconds that the printer will wait
to get more PostScript information from the computer before the
print job is automatically canceled. After the specified time
elapses, the printer will stop trying to print the document and
prints an error message instead. If you enter “0” (zero), the printer
will wait indefinitely.You may want to increase this value when
printing complicated documents.
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Minimum Font Size to Download as Outline
Specify the minimum font size (in pixels) for which the printer
driver will download TrueType fonts as outline (Type 1) fonts. A
font smaller than the minimum setting will be downloaded as a
bitmap (Type 3) font.
This setting enables you to fine-tune the Automatic setting for the
TrueType Font Download Option setting on the Advanced
Options dialog box of the Printing Preferences dialog box.
Maximum Font Size to Download as Bitmap
Specify the maximum font size (in pixels) for which the printer
driver will download TrueType fonts as bitmap (Type 3) fonts. A
font larger than the maximum setting will be downloaded as an
outline (Type 1) font.
This setting enables you to fine-tune the Automatic setting or
override the Bitmap setting for the TrueType Font Download
Option setting on the Advanced Options dialog box of the Printing
Preferences dialog box.
Installable Options
The settings available under Installable Options enable you to
specify whether certain options are installed into the printer, and
if so, what they are. The available settings are Installed Memory,
Lower Cassette Unit, Duplex Unit, Stacker Unit, and Hard Disk.
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Layout tab settings
Orientation
Specify how the document is to be positioned on the page. The
options are Portrait (vertical), Landscape (horizontal), and
Rotated Landscape (rotated 90 counterclockwise).
Page Order
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printed. The options are Front to Back and Back to Front.
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Pages Per Sheet
Specify how many pages of your document to print on one sheet
of paper. The options are 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 16.
Paper/Quality tab settings
Paper Source
Select the paper source for your print job. The options are Auto
Tray Select, MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3, Manual
Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage. However, the actual
paper sources that are available will differ according to the
options installed.
Media
Select the desired paper type to print on. The options are Normal,
Thick, Transparency, and Extra Thick. Make sure to select the
correct paper type to avoid smearing or wasting ink.
Advanced settings
Paper Size
Select the desired paper size. This setting must match the size of
the paper loaded in the printer. The paper sizes that are available
will differ according to the printer. The default setting is either A4
or Letter, depending on your country of purchase.
Copy Count
Specify the number of copies to print.
Collated
This check box appears only if more than one copy is specified for
Copy Count. Select this check box to print multiple copies of the
document in page order. If this check box is not selected, each
page is printed out the specified number of times before the
following page is printed.
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If you select the Collate option in the printer driver, do not set the
Collate option in the application itself.
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Print Quality
Select the resolution that you want to print in. The options are
Fast and Quality. The Quality setting prints at a higher resolution,
but the printing time will be longer.
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ICM Method
Specify whether to enable Image Color Management, and if so,
how it should be handled. The options are ICM Disabled, ICM
Handled by Host System, ICM handled by Printer, and ICM
Handled by Printer using printer calibration. See online help for
details on each of these settings
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ICM Intent
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Specify how color images are to be treated to produce the best
possible printout. The options are Graphics (charts, bright colors),
Pictures (photos), Proof (print in a specific ink color), and Match
(preview color settings from another printer).
Scaling
This setting enables you to shrink or enlarge the image to print.
You can enter any percentage from 1% to 1000%. To shrink the
image, specify a percentage that is lower than 100%. To enlarge
the image, specify a percentage that is higher than 100%. If you
can shrink or enlarge the image to print in the application that
you are printing from, do so in the application and not through
the printer driver.
TrueType Font
Specify how TrueType fonts in the document are printed. Select
Substitute with Device Font to use equivalent PostScript fonts for
printing documents that contain TrueType fonts. Select Download
as Softfont to download TrueType fonts to the printer instead of
using PostScript fonts.
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Advanced Printing Features
Specify whether to enable the advanced printing features. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
PostScript Output Option
Specify the format for PostScript files. The options are Optimize
for Speed, Optimize for Portability, Encapsulated PostScript
(EPS), and Archive format. See online help for details on each of
these formats.
TrueType Font Download Option
Specify how TrueType fonts are downloaded to the printer. The
options are Automatic, Outline (scalable outline font), Bitmap
(bitmap font), and Native TrueType (outline font).
PostScript Language Level
Specify the PostScript language level to use. The options are 1, 2,
and 3.
Send PostScript Error Handler
Specify whether the printer automatically prints out a page with
PostScript error messages when an error occurs in the print job.
The options are Yes and No.
Mirrored Output
Specify whether the document is printed as a mirror image by
reversing the horizontal coordinates of the image. The options are
Yes and No.
RITech
Select whether to use RITech when printing. RITech improves the
appearance of printed lines, text, and graphics. The options are
On and Off.
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Toner Save Mode
Select whether to use the Toner Save Mode when printing. When
the Toner Save Mode is turned on, the printer uses about 50% less
toner than normal. The options are On and Off.
Using online help
Online help is available to help you with the printer driver
settings. There are two online help options. Click Help for
procedural help on the settings. If you want help on a particular
item, click the ‘?’ icon on the top-right corner of the dialog box’s
title bar and then click the name of the setting that you want more
information on. An explanation of the setting and its options will
be displayed.
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Reserve Job function
A printer installed with the optional Hard Disk Drive can use the
Reserve Job function. The Reserve Job function makes it possible
to send printing data from a computer to the printer’s hard disk
and save it there for printing at a later time. The print data can
then be printed directly from the printer’s control panel.
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Description
Re-Print Job
Print the job immediately, as well as store it for later
reprinting.
Verify Job
Print one copy immediately for content verification
before printing multiple copies.
Stored Job
Save the print job without printing it.
Confidential Job
Specify a password for the print job and save it for later
printing.
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❏ Refer to the printer’s Reference Guide for more details on the use of
the Reserve Job function.
❏ The Reserve Job function cannot be used when the optional Hard
Disk Drive is not installed in the printer.
❏ When multiple copies are selected for printout, turn the Collate
function on in the printer driver setting. When you print out by
using the printer’s control panel, first specify the necessary number
of copies on the control panel, and then start the print job.
❏ The Reserve Job function cannot be used when you are printing by
using the AppleTalk protocol in Windows 2000 and NT4.0. When
you are using the AppleTalk protocol, do not use the Reserve Job
function. Use any protocol other than the AppleTalk protocol when
using the Reserve Job function.
❏ Make sure to clear the Job Management On check box on the Job
Settings sheet when outputting data as a PS file. The Job
Management check box is selected by default so that the job
information is attached to the print data when it is sent to the printer.
Using the Reserve Job function
Settings for the Reserve Job function are carried out in the
PostScript printer driver. Follow the instructions below to specify
Reserve Job function settings:
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The Reserve Job function can be used only when the printer is equipped
with the optional Hard Disk Drive. The Hard Disk Option setting must
be set to Installed in the PostScript printer driver in order to use the
Reserve Job function in Windows XP, 2000, and NT4.0. Before using
the Reserve Job function, make sure that the Hard Disk setting is set to
Installed in the Device Options sheet in the printer driver or under the
Installable Option setting in the Device Settings sheet. This setting does
not appear in Windows Me, 98, and 95.
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Follow these steps to use the Reserve Job function when printing
from any application:
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1. Click Print under the application’s File menu.
2. Click the Properties button, and then click the Job Settings tab.
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3. Specify the desired Reserve Job settings in the dialog box that
appears.
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4. When printing multiple copies, select the Collated check box
in the Advanced settings of the printer driver.
5. When you are done with the settings, click the Print button to
print.
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Refer to the printer’s Reference Guide for details on the individual
settings in the Job Settings sheet.
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Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000 or NT 4.0
Use the following settings if your machine is running Windows
2000 or Windows NT 4.0, 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.
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About the PostScript Printer Driver
The PostScript 3 printer driver 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.
Your computer must meet the following system requirements to
be able to use the Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver.
Note:
Your computer must have a hard disk with at least 8 MB of free space.
Any Macintosh computer to which the printer is connected must
be running Mac OS 8.6, 9.x, or Mac OS X ver. 10.2.4 or later.
Caution:
❏ Do not install the Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver on a
computer running System 8.5 or earlier. Installing the driver
on earlier systems can corrupt them.
❏ The Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver cannot be used on
Macintosh 68K computers.
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❏ When printing via the USB port from a Power Macintosh running
Mac 0S 8.6 or 9.x, 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, and 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.
❏ 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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Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x users
Installing the printer driver
The Installer program that is included in the printer software
CD-ROM installs the PostScript printer driver. Before installing
the printer driver, make sure that your hard disk has at least 3.1
MB of free space.
The installer program has two installation methods: Easy Install
and Custom Install.
Easy Install installs all the files necessary to use the PostScript
printer driver. Normally, you should use the Easy Install method
since this ensures that all necessary files are copied and that your
computer is set up to give you the full benefit of the PostScript
printer driver.
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Custom Install installs only the files that you specify. You might
want to use the Custom Install method if you are low on hard disk
space and want to install only those files that are absolutely
required. However, if you have enough free disk space, it is
recommended that you choose the Easy Install method.
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If your Macintosh starts up any applications automatically (such
as a virus checker) when the computer is turned on, quit the
applications before running the Installer.
Follow these steps to install the PostScript printer driver:
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1. Turn on your Macintosh if it is not already on.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
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PS, Mac OS9, and English in this order.
4. Double-click AdobePS 8.7, and then double-click AdobePS
Installer.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions until the install screen is
displayed.
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6. Select Easy Install, and then click Install.
7. When installation is done, click Restart to restart your
computer.
This completes the installation of the printer driver. You now
need to select the printer driver as described in the next section.
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 that shipped with the printer.
Custom Install
If your Macintosh starts up any applications automatically (such
as a virus checker) when the computer is turned on, quit the
applications before running the Installer.
To perform a Custom Install, in which you specify which files to
install, follow steps 1 to 5 of the Easy Install method (see previous
section), and then do the following:
1. Select Custom Install.
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2. Select the item(s) that you want to install.
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If you want information on a particular item, click the
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4. When installation is done, click Quit.
5. Restart your computer.
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This completes the installation of the printer software. You now
need to select the printer driver as described in the next section.
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If you are not able to print after a Custom Install, perform the Easy
Install installation to copy all necessary files to your computer.
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using AppleTalk, and you want to rename the printer, see the
Network Guide that shipped with the printer.
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Selecting the printer when it is connected via a USB
connection
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 and register the
printer as a Desktop Printer. The Desktop Printer Utility is
automatically installed when you install the Adobe PostScript
printer driver. The Desktop Printer is created through the
following procedure:
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❏ When printing via the USB port from a Power Macintosh running
Mac 0S 8.6 or 9.x, 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, and 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.
❏ 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.
❏ Manual duplex printing cannot be performed if the printer is
connected to the Macintosh via a USB port. In this case, do not select
Print on Both Sides on the Layout setup option page in the Print
dialog box.
Follow these steps to select the printer:
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1. Launch the Desktop Printer Utility.
The Desktop Printer Utility is located in the AdobePS
Components folder on your Macintosh HD after an Easy
Install of the printer driver.
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Select AdobePS from the With pop-up menu, click Printer
(USB) in the Create Desktop list, and then click OK.
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3. Click Change under USB Printer Selection in the dialog box
that appears to select the printer. The dialog box shown below
will be displayed, showing a list of connected USB printers.
Select your printer from the list, and then click OK.
4. 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, and then select
the correct PPD file. The PPD files are located in System
Folder\Extensions\Printer Descriptions.
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5. After the USB printer and PPD file have been selected, click
Create at the bottom of the dialog box. The USB printer icon
will be displayed on the desktop.
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You can now print using the printer connected to your
computer via the USB port. Use the Chooser if you want to
print to a printer using AppleTalk.
Selecting the printer in a networked environment
If the printer is connected through the Ethernet interface or an
optional network card, select it from the Chooser as described
below.
Note:
If the printer is connected to your computer via a USB port, see the
previous section entitled “Selecting the printer when it is connected via
a USB connection” on page 132 for information on how to select the
printer.
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1. In the Apple menu, select Chooser. The Chooser dialog box
appears.
2. Make sure that AppleTalk is active.
3. Click the AdobePS icon to select it. The name of 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.
4. Click on the name of your printer to select it. 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.
A message will appear marking the completion of the setup.
The Chooser dialog box will be displayed again.
(The Create button changes into the Setup button.)
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To confirm that the setup completed successfully, click Setup in
the Chooser dialog box, and then click Printer Info and Configure
to check the settings.
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1. Return to the dialog box shown above.
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3. Select your printer model, and then click Select.
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If you need to cancel the installation of the PPD you selected,
click Cancel. To try to setup the printer again, repeat step 5
above.
Note:
If QuickDrawGX is installed, you must turn it off in the Extensions
Manager before you can use the Adobe PostScript printer driver.
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You can easily change or update the printer setup settings. They
include the amount of installed memory and whether options
such as the Duplex Unit and lower cassettes are installed on the
printer or not.
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Follow these steps to change the settings:
1. Select the printer on the desktop.
2. Click the Printing menu, and then select Change Setup.
3. Change the settings using the pop-up menus.
Balloon Help using the printer driver
Balloon Help is available to help you with the printer driver
settings.
Follow these steps to use Balloon Help when the Print or Page
Setup dialog box is displayed:
1. Click the Help menu, and 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.
To end Balloon Help, click the Help menu, and then select Hide
Balloons.
Printer driver settings
The printer driver enables you to change the settings for your
print job. The printer driver settings can be accessed through the
Page Setup and Print dialog boxes of the application that you are
printing from. The various settings are grouped under the Page
Setup and Print dialog boxes in the following manner:
❏ Page Setup dialog box: Settings that affect the attributes of the
page to be printed, such as the paper size, orientation, and
margins are available here.
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❏ Print dialog box: All other print settings, such as the paper
source, resolution, and other PostScript settings are available
here.
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your application.
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When you select Page Setup in the File menu of your application,
the dialog box shown below appears. The dialog box you see
might be slightly different, depending on your application. There
are four setup option pages in this dialog box: Page Attributes,
Watermark, PostScript Options, and Custom Page Default.
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The settings and the buttons that appear in the Page Setup dialog
box are explained below.
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Cancel
Click this button to exit the dialog box without saving any
changes you made.
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Page Attributes
Paper
Select the desired paper size from the Paper pop-up menu. This
setting must match the size of the paper loaded in the printer. The
paper sizes that are available will differ according to the printer.
The default setting is either A4 or Letter, depending on your
country of purchase.
Orientation
Specify whether the page is to be printed in the portrait (vertical)
or landscape (horizontal) orientation.
Scale
This setting enables you to shrink or enlarge the image to print.
You can enter any percentage from 25% to 400%. The default is
100%. To shrink the image, specify a percentage that is lower than
100%. To enlarge the image, specify a percentage that is higher
than 100%. However, if you can shrink or enlarge the image to
print in the application that you are printing from, do so in the
application and not through the printer driver.
Booklet
Select this check box to print out two document pages on a single
sheet of paper. When the sheet is folded in half, it will form a
booklet. You can set the page orientation for either left-right or
top-bottom folds.
Watermark
None
This radio button is selected by default, and indicates that your
print job will be printed without any watermark.
First
Select this radio button if you want the selected watermark to be
printed only on the first page of your document.
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All
Select this radio button if you want the selected watermark to be
printed on all the pages of your document.
PICT
Select this radio button to show all available watermarks in the
PICT format under the Watermark pop-up menu.
EPS
Select this radio button to show all available watermarks in the
EPS format under the Watermark pop-up menu.
TEXT
Select this radio button to show all available watermarks in the
TEXT format under the Watermark pop-up menu.
Foreground
Select this check box if you want the selected watermark to be
printed in the foreground, i.e., over the document’s text and/or
graphics.
Save With Document
Select this check box if you want to save the watermark with the
document for future printing.
Edit
Click this button to modify the contents of the selected
watermark. Only watermarks in the TEXT format can be
modified. This button is available only when the TEXT radio
button is selected.
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Visual Effects
Flip Horizontal
Select this check box to flip the printed image horizontally on the
page.
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Flip Vertical
Select this check box to flip the printed image vertically on the
page.
Invert Image
Select this check box to invert the image or text on the page so that
black areas of the page become white and white areas become
black.
Image and Text
Substitute Fonts
Select this check box to allow the printer to use substitute fonts
during printing.
Smooth Text
Select this check box to improve the appearance of bitmap fonts.
Smooth Graphics
Select this check box to improve the appearance of printed
graphics by smoothing jagged edges.
Precision Bitmap Alignment
Select this check box to reduce the printed document to correct
for distortions that sometimes occur in printed bitmap graphics.
Unlimited Downloadable Fonts
Select this check box when using a large number of downloadable
fonts in a document. This setting may slow down printing.
Custom Page Default
Units
Select the desired unit that you want to work in when customizing
the page. The options are cm, inches, and pts.
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Paper size pop-up menu
This pop-up menu automatically shows the paper size that is
selected on the Page Attributes setup page. You can change the
paper size by clicking on the menu and selecting the desired paper
size to customize.
Paper Size
Enter the desired Width, Height, and Offset values for the custom
page.
PPD Limits
Click the pop-up menu and select the various attributes to view
the minimum and maximum values permitted by the selected
PPD (PostScript Printer Description) file.
Margins
Specify the desired Top, Bottom, Left, and Right margin values.
Custom Page Name
Enter a name for the custom page that you are creating.
Remove
Click to delete the custom page selected in the paper size pop-up
menu. This button is grayed out when a non-custom paper size
is selected.
Add
Click to add the custom page that you are creating onto the list of
selectable paper sizes. This button is grayed out if nothing is
entered into the Custom Page Name text box.
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Print dialog box
When you select Print in the File menu of your application, the
dialog box shown below appears. The dialog box you see might
be slightly different, depending on your application. There are
several setup option pages in this dialog box, such as General,
Background Printing, Cover Page, Layout, Error Handling,
PostScript Settings, and Printer Setting.
The settings and the buttons that appear in the Print dialog box
are explained below.
Cancel
Click this button to exit the dialog box without saving any
changes you made.
Save Settings
Click this button to save changes to the settings. Until you make
additional changes and click this button again, the changes saved
will be used as the default settings for this printer.
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General
Copies
Specify how many copies of the document to print. Enter any
number from 1 (default) to 32,000.
Select the Collate option when printing multiple copies of a
multi-page document, so that each document copy will be printed
out with the page in order.
Select the Reverse Order option to print the document with the
pages in reverse order (i.e., starting with the last page).
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Reverse Order
Select this check box to reverse the print order.
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All
Select this radio button to print out all the pages of the document.
From, To
Specify the range of pages to print. The available numbers are 1
to 32,000.
Paper Source
All pages from
Select the paper source for your print job. The options are Auto
Tray Select, MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3, Manual
Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage. However, the actual
paper sources that are available will vary depending on the
options installed.
First page from
Select the paper source for printing the first page of the document.
Remaining from
Select the paper source for printing the rest of the document after
the first page.
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Note:
❏ Cassette 2 and Cassette 3 can be selected only if the
corresponding optional cassette unit is installed on your printer.
❏ If you are printing on a custom paper size created under the Custom
Page Default setup option page on the Page Setup dialog box, the
paper must be fed from the MP Tray. Only the Auto Tray Select
and the MP Tray options can be selected.
Background Printing
Print in
Foreground (no spool file)
Select this radio button to print the document in the foreground.
When this is selected, you cannot use your computer for other
operations while printing.
Background
Select this radio button to print the document in the background.
When this radio button is selected, you can use your computer
for other operations while printing.
Print Time
Urgent
Select this radio button to give the document first priority among
the print jobs in the print queue.
Normal
Select this radio button to place the document in the print queue
in the order received.
Print at
Select this radio button to specify a date and time to print the
document.
Put Document on Hold
Select this radio button to keep the document in the print queue
without printing it.
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None
Select this radio button if you do not want to print a cover page.
Before Document
Select this radio button to print the cover page as the first page of
the document.
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After Document
Select this radio button to print the cover page as the last page of
the document.
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Cover Page Paper Source
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Select the paper source for the printing of the cover page. The
options are Same as document, MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2,
Cassette 3, Manual Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage.
However, the actual paper sources that are available will differ
according to the options installed.
Note:
Cassette 2 and Cassette 3 can be selected only if the corresponding
optional cassette unit is installed on your printer.
Layout
Pages per sheet
Specify how many pages of your document to print on one sheet
of paper.
Layout direction
Specify whether the document should be laid out from left to right
or right to left.
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Border
Specify whether the document prints with a border around the
edges of the page. The options are none, Single hairline, Single
thin line, Double hairline, and Double thin line.
Print on Both Sides
Select this check box to print on both sides of the paper.
Note:
You can select this check box only when necessary setting is made for
the Duplex Unit. See “Changing the printer setup settings” on page 137
for information.
Binding
Allows you to select which edge of the document will be bound.
Note:
This setting is available only when the Print on Both Sides option is
checked.
Transverse
Allows you to specify rotation for custom paper.
Note:
This setting is available only when the custom paper is selected.
Error Handling
If there is a PostScript error:
No special reporting
When this radio button is selected, PostScript errors will not be
reported.
Summarize on screen
When this radio button is selected, a summary of the PostScript
errors will be displayed on the screen.
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Print detailed report
When this radio button is selected, a detailed report of the
PostScript errors will be printed.
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PostScript Settings
Format
Select the file format that you want the new file to have. The
options are PostScript Job, EPS Mac Standard Preview, EPS Mac
Enhanced Preview, and EPS No Preview.
PostScript Level
Select the PostScript compatibility level for the PostScript file that
contains a description of your document. The options are Level
1, 2 and 3 Compatible, Level 2 Only, and Level 3 Only.
Data Format
ASCII
Select this radio button if you plan to later edit the document. The
file will be saved as an ASCII or text file.
Binary
Select this radio button to save the file as a binary file. Binary files
are typically smaller in size than ASCII files.
Font inclusion
Specify the type of fonts to include in the file. The options are
None, All, All But Standard 13, and All But Fonts in PPD file.
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Print Setting
Resolution
Select the resolution that you want to print in. The options are
Fast and Quality. The Quality setting prints at a higher resolution,
but the printing time will be longer.
MediaType
Select the desired paper type to print on. The options are Normal,
Thick, Transparency, and Extra Thick. Make sure to select the
correct paper type to avoid smearing or wasting ink.
Collate
Select the On radio button to print multiple copies of the
document in page order. If None is selected, each page is printed
out the specified number of times before the following page is
printed.
Note:
If you enable the Collate option here (On is selected), do not set the
Collate option in the application itself.
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Start Side for Duplex
Select this check box to start printing from the second (back) page,
leaving the first page blank. This setting is enabled only when the
Print on Both Sides check box on the Layout setup option page is
selected.
RITech
Select this check box to use RITech when printing. RITech
improves the appearance of printed lines, text, and graphics.
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Toner Save
Select this check box to use the Toner Save feature when printing.
When the Toner Save feature is turned on, the printer uses about
50% less toner than normal.
Mac OS X users
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Installing the printer driver
The PS Installer program that is included in the printer software
CD-ROM installs the PostScript printer driver.
Make sure that no applications are running on your Macintosh
before installing the printer driver. If applications such as the
Print Center is running, the printer driver cannot be installed
properly.
Follow these steps to install the printer driver:
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1. Turn on your Macintosh if it is not already on.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
3. Double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click Adobe
PS.
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4. Double-click Mac OS X, and then double-click Adobe PS. The
Authenticate window appears. Make sure to enter the user
name and password for an administrator.
Note:
You need to login to Mac OS X as an administrator in order to
perform software installations.
5. In the welcome screen that appears, click Continue, and
follow the on-screen instructions.
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6. When the following screen appears, click Install.
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7. When installation is done, click Close.
This completes the installation of the PostScript 3 printer driver.
You now need to select the printer as described in the next section.
Selecting the Printer
The procedure for selecting the printer varies depending on the
protocol or interface used to connect the printer to your computer.
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.
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AppleTalk
Follow these steps to select the printer when it is connected using
AppleTalk:
1. Go to the Utilities folder located inside the Applications
folder, and then double-click Print Center.
The Printer List window appears.
Note:
If you are launching the Print Center for the first time, or there is
no printer added to the Print Center yet, the following screen
appears:
Click Add, and proceed to step 3.
2. Click Add in the Printer List window. Alternatively, you can
select Add Printer from the Printers menu.
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3. In the window that appears, choose AppleTalk from the
pop-up list.
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Make sure to choose AppleTalk. Do not choose EPSON
AppleTalk, because it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer
driver.
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4. Select your printer name from the Name list, and then select
Auto Select in the Printer Model pop-up list.
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By default, the six-digit MAC address is displayed after the printer
name.
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5. Click Add. The installation program starts communicating
with the printer.
When communication is established and configuration is
completed, your printer is automatically added to the Printer
List.
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IP Printing
Follow these steps to select the printer when it is connected using
IP Printing:
Note:
Make sure to specify ASCII as the data format in the application. Binary
data cannot be printed properly when using IP Printing.
1. Go to the Utilities folder located inside the Applications
folder, and then double-click Print Center.
The Printer List window appears.
Note:
If you are launching the Print Center for the first time, or there is
no printer added to the Print Center yet, the following screen
appears:
Click Add, and proceed to step 3.
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2. Click Add in the Printer List window. Alternatively, you can
select Add Printer from the Printers menu.
3. In the window that appears, choose IP Printing from the
pop-up list.
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Make sure to choose IP Printing. Do not choose EPSON TCP/IP,
because it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
4. Enter the IP address for the printer.
Note:
See the Network Guide or consult your network administrator for
information about the IP address for the printer.
5. Make sure that the Use default queue on server check box is
selected.
6. Select Epson from the Printer Model pop-up list. The Model
Name list box is displayed.
7. Select your printer model from the Model Name list.
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8. Click Add. Your printer’s IP address is automatically added
as a printer name to the Printer List.
9. Select your printer’s IP address from the list, and then select
Show Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info dialog box
appears.
10. Select Installable Options from the pop-up list, and make the
necessary settings.
11. Click Apply Changes, and then close the Printer Info dialog
box.
12. Quit Print Center.
USB
Follow these steps to select the printer when it is connected using
the USB interface:
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❏ Make sure to specify PS3 as the printer mode on the printer’s control
panel for proper printing results.
❏ Make sure to select the printer by using the procedure described
below. The Plug and Play function automatically selects the printer
when the printer is connected via the USB interface. However, this
automated selection may not work properly.
1. Make sure that the printer is properly connected to your
computer with an USB cable, and that the printer is turned on.
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2. Go to the Utilities folder located inside the Applications
folder, and then double-click Print Center.
The Printer List window appears.
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If you are launching the Print Center for the first time, or there is
no printer added to the Print Center yet, the following screen
appears.
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Click Add, and proceed to step 3.
3. Click Add in the Printer List window. Alternatively, you can
select Add Printer from the Printers menu.
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4. In the window that appears, choose USB from the pop-up list.
Your printer name automatically appears in the Name list.
Note:
Make sure to choose USB. Do not choose EPSON USB, because it
cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
5. Make sure that your printer model is selected in the Printer
Model list.
Note:
If your printer model is not automatically selected in the Printer
Model list, you need to reinstall the PostScript printer driver. See
“Installing the printer driver” on page 151 for instructions.
6. Click Add. Your printer is automatically added to the Printer
List.
7. Click on your printer name on the list, and then select Show
Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info dialog box
appears.
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8. Select Installable Options from the pop-up list, and make the
necessary settings.
9. Click Apply Changes, and then close the Printer Info dialog
box.
10. Quit Print Center.
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Rendezvous
There are two ways to select the printer when it is connected using
Rendezvous.
Note:
Make sure to specify ASCII as the data format in the application. Binary
data cannot be printed properly when using a Rendevous connection.
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Selecting in the Print Center
Follow these steps to select the printer from the Print Center:
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folder, and then double-click Print Center.
The Printer List window appears.
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Note:
If you are launching the Print Center for the first time, or there is
no printer added to the Print Center yet, the following screen
appears.
Click Add, and proceed to step 3.
2. Click Add in the Printer List window. Alternatively, you can
select Add Printer from the Printers menu.
3. In the window that appears, select Rendezvous from the
pop-up list.
4. Select your printer from the Name list. The printer name
should have (PostScript) attached to the end.
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5. Make sure that your printer model is selected in the Printer
Model list.
Note:
If your printer model is not automatically selected in the Printer
Model list, you need to reinstall the PostScript printer driver. See
“Installing the printer driver” on page 151 for instructions.
6. Click Add. Your printer is automatically added to the Printer
List.
7. Click on your printer name on the list, and then select Show
Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info dialog box
appears.
8. Select Installable Options from the pop-up list, and make the
necessary settings.
9. Click Apply Changes, and then close the Printer Info dialog
box.
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10. Quit Print Center.
Selecting from an application
Follow these steps to select the printer from within an application:
1. Start an application, and then select Print from the File menu.
2. In the window that appears, select Rendevous Printer from
the Printer pop-up list.
3. From the list of printers that appears, select your printer
model.
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Changing the Printer Setup Settings
You can easily change or update the printer setup settings. They
include the amount of installed memory and whether options
such as the Duplex Unit and lower cassette units are installed on
the printer or not.
Follow these steps to change the printer setup settings:
1. Go to the Utilities folder located inside the Applications
folder, and then double-click Print Center.
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, and then close the
dialog box.
5. Quit Print Center.
Printer Driver Settings
The printer driver enables you to change the settings for your
print job. The printer driver settings can be accessed through the
Page Setup and Print dialog boxes of the application that you are
printing from. The various settings are grouped under the Page
Setup and Print dialog boxes in the following manner:
❏ Page Setup dialog box: Settings that affect the attributes of the
page to be printed, such as the paper size, orientation, and
margins are available here.
❏ Print dialog box: All other print settings, such as the paper
source, resolution, and other PostScript settings are available
here.
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The actual settings that are available might vary, depending on
your application.
Page Setup dialog box
When you select Page Setup in the File menu of your application,
the Page Setup dialog box appears. There are three setup option
pages in this dialog box: Page Attributes, Custom Page Default,
and Summary.
The settings and the buttons that appear in the Page Setup dialog
box are explained below.
Cancel
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Click this button to exit the dialog box without saving any
changes you made.
Page Attributes
Paper
Select the desired paper size from the Paper pop-up menu. This
setting must match the size of the paper loaded in the printer. The
paper sizes that are available will differ according to the printer.
The default setting is either A4 or Letter, depending on your
country of purchase.
Orientation
Specify whether the page is to be printed in the portrait (vertical)
or landscape (horizontal) orientation.
Scale
This setting enables you to shrink or enlarge the image to print.
You can enter any percentage from 25% to 400%. The default is
100%. To shrink the image, specify a percentage that is lower than
100%. To enlarge the image, specify a percentage that is higher
than 100%. However, if you can shrink or enlarge the image to
print in the application that you are printing from, do so in the
application and not through the printer driver.
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Custom Page Default
Paper Size
Enter the desired Width and Height values for the custom page.
Note:
❏ When you use custom paper size, make sure Width and Height that
you specify do not exceed the custom paper size supported by your
printer.
❏ Image data may not be printed properly when you use custom paper
size.
Margins
Specify the desired Top, Bottom, Left, and Right margin values.
Custom Page Name
Enter a name for the custom page that you are creating.
Summary
Displays all setting values in the Page Setup dialog box.
Print dialog box
When you select Print in the File menu of your application, the
Print dialog box appears. The dialog box you see might be slightly
different, depending on your application. There are several setup
option pages in this dialog box, such as Copies & Pages, Layout,
Duplex, Output Options, Error Handling, Paper Feed, Printer
Features, and Summary.
The settings and the buttons that appear in the Print dialog box
are explained below.
Cancel
Click this button to exit the dialog box without saving any
changes you made.
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Save Settings
Click this button to save changes to the settings. Until you make
additional changes and click this button again, the changes saved
will be used as the default settings for this printer.
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Click this button to preview the printed image.
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Click this button to save the specified pages as a PDF file.
Copies & Pages
Copies
Specify how many copies of the document to print. Enter any
number from 1 (default) to 32,000.
Select the Collate option when printing multiple copies of a
multi-page document, so that each document copy will be printed
out with the page in order.
Collated
Select this radio button to print multiple copies of the document
in page order. If it is not selected, each page is printed out the
specified number of times before the following page is printed.
Note:
If you enable the Collated option here, do not set the Collate option in
the application itself.
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All
Select this radio button to print out all the pages of the document.
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Specify the range of pages to print.
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Layout
Pages per sheet
Specify how many pages of your document to print on one sheet
of paper.
Layout direction
Specify whether the document should be laid out from left to right
or right to left.
Border
Specify whether the document prints with a border around the
edges of the page. The options are none, Single hairline, Single
thin line, Double hairline, and Double thin line.
Duplex
Print on Both Sides
Select this check box to print on both sides of the paper.
Note:
You can select this check box only when necessary setting is made for
the Duplex Unit. See “Changing the Printer Setup Settings” on page
164 for information.
Binding
Allows you to select which edge of the document will be bound.
Note:
This setting is available only when the Print on Both Sides option is
checked.
Output Options
Save as File
Select this check box to create a PDF or PostScript file.
Format
Select the format of the file that you are creating. Options are: PDF
and PostScript.
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Error Handling
PostScript Errors
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No special reporting
When this radio button is selected, PostScript errors will not be
reported.
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When this radio button is selected, a detailed report of the
PostScript errors will be printed.
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Paper Feed
All pages from
Select the paper source for your print job. The options are Auto
Tray Select, MP Tray, Cassette 1, Cassette 2, Cassette 3, Manual
Feed 1st Page, and Manual Feed EachPage. However, the actual
paper sources that are available will differ according to the
options installed.
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Select the paper source for printing the first page of the document.
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Select the paper source for printing the rest of the document after
the first page.
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❏ Cassette 2 and Cassette 3 can be selected only if the
corresponding optional cassette unit is installed on your printer.
❏ If you are printing on a custom paper size created under the Custom
Page Default setup option page on the Page Setup dialog box, the
paper must be fed from the MP Tray. Only the Auto Tray Select
and the MP Tray options can be selected.
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Printer Features
Resolution
Select the resolution that you want to print in. The options are
Fast and Quality. The Quality setting prints at a higher resolution,
but the printing time will be longer.
RITech
Select this check box to use RITech when printing. RITech
improves the appearance of printed lines, text, and graphics.
Toner Save
Select this check box to use the Toner Save feature when printing.
When the Toner Save feature is turned on, the printer uses about
50% less toner than normal.
Image Protect
Select this check box to give priority to the quality of the printed
image. When this is selected, lossy compression is not used even
when memory runs low during printing. If this check box is left
unselected, lossy compression is used when memory resources
are too low.
MediaType
Select the desired paper type to print on. The options are Normal,
Thick, Transparency, and Extra Thick. Make sure to select the
correct paper type to avoid smearing or wasting ink.
Summary
Displays all setting values in the Print dialog box.
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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 printer server, and the other computers are
the clients which need permission to share the printer with the
printer server. The clients share the printer via the printer server.
According to the versions of Windows OS and your access rights
on the network, perform the appropriate settings of the printer
server and clients.
Setting the printer server
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❏ For Windows Me, 98, or 95, see “Setting Up Your Printer as a
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❏ For Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0, see “Using an additional
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❏ For Windows Me, 98, or 95, see “With Windows Me, 98, or
95” on page 181.
❏ For Windows XP or 2000, see “With Windows XP or 2000” on
page 182.
❏ For Windows NT 4.0, see “With Windows NT 4.0” on page
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❏ When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor 3
so that the shared printer can be monitored on the printer server.
See “Setting Monitoring Preferences” on page 73.
❏ If your computer is running the Windows operating system in a
Windows Me, 98, or 95 environment, double-click the Network icon
in the Control panel of the printer server and make sure that the
“File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks” component is
installed. Then, on both the printer server and the clients, make sure
that the “IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol” or the “TCP/IP Protocol”
is installed.
❏ The printer server and clients should be set on the same network
system, and they should be under the same network management
beforehand.
❏ The on-screen displays on the following pages may differ depending
on the version of Windows OS.
Setting Up Your Printer as a Shared Printer
If the printer server’s operating system is Windows Me, 98, or 95,
follow these steps to set up the printer server:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. Click File and Print Sharing on the Configuration menu.
4. Select the I want to be able to allow others to print to my
printer(s). check box, then click OK.
5. Click OK to accept the settings.
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❏ When “Insert the Disk” appears, insert the Windows Me, 98,
or 95 CD-ROM in the computer. Click OK and then follow the
on-screen instructions.
❏ When the prompt to restart the computer appears, restart the
computer and continue with the settings. See “For users
restarting the computer” on page 173.
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performing the procedure above:
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1. Double-click the Printers icon on the control panel.
2. Right-click EPSON EPL-N3000 Advanced icon, and click
Sharing in the menu that appears.
3. Select the Shared As button, type the name in the Share Name
box, and click OK. Type a Comment and Password if needed.
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❏ 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 3 so that the shared printer can be monitored on the
printer server. See “Setting Monitoring Preferences” on page
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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, 98, or 95” on page 181
❏ “With Windows XP or 2000” on page 182
❏ “With Windows NT 4.0” on page 186
Using an additional driver
If the printer server’s operating system is Windows 2000, XP, or
Windows NT 4.0, you can install additional printer drivers in the
server. The additional drivers are for client computers that have
different operating systems from that of the server.
Follow these steps to set a Windows XP, 2000, or Windows NT
4.0 as a printer server, and install the additional drivers:
Note:
❏ You must access Windows XP, 2000, or Windows NT 4.0 as the
Administrators of the local machine.
❏ If the printer server’s OS is Windows NT 4.0, the additional driver
can be used only on Service Pack 4 or later.
1. For a Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 printer server, click Start, point
to Settings, and click Printers.
For a Windows XP printer server, click Start, point to Printers
and Faxes. For Windows XP Home edition users, point to
Control panel first, then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click EPSON EPL-N3000 Advanced icon, and click
Sharing in the menu that appears.
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For Windows XP, 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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Shared as button, then type the name in the Share Name box.
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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 NT 4.0 printer server
Select the Windows operating system that the clients are
running on. For example, select Windows 95 to install the
additional driver for the Windows Me, 98, or 95 clients. Then
click OK.
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❏ You do not have to select Windows NT 4.0x86, because that
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❏ Do not select additional drivers other than Windows 95. The
other additional drivers are not available.
On the Windows XP or 2000 printer server
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Click Additional Drivers.
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Select Windows being used for clients then click OK.
For Windows Me, 98, or 95
clients
Select Intel Windows 95 or
98 (and Me)
For Windows NT 4.0 clients
Select Intel Windows NT 4.0
or 2000
For Windows XP or 2000
clients
Intel Windows XP (or 2000)
may been already selected.
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Note:
❏ You do not have to install the additional driver for Intel
Windows 2000 (or XP) only, because that driver is preinstalled.
❏ Do not select additional drivers other than Intel Windows 95
or 98 (and Me) and Intel Windows NT 4.0 or 2000. 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.
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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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The folder name differs depending on the OS being used.
Client’s OS
Folder Name
Windows Me, 98, or 95
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Windows NT 4.0
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When installing drivers in Windows XP or 2000, “Digital
Signature is not found.” may appear. Click Yes (for Windows
2000) or Continue Anyway (for Windows XP) and continue
installing.
7. When installing in Windows XP or 2000, click Close. When
installing in Windows NT 4.0, the property window closes
automatically.
Note:
Confirm the following items when sharing the printer.
❏ Be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor 3 so that the shared
printer can be monitored on the printer server. See “Setting
Monitoring Preferences” on page 73.
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❏ Set the security for the shared printer (access right for clients).
Clients can not 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, 98, or 95” on page 181
❏ “With Windows XP or 2000” on page 182
❏ “With Windows NT 4.0” on page 186
Setting for the 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
printer server. For details, see “Setting Up Your Printer as a Shared
Printer” on page 172 (Windows Me, 98, or 95) or “Using an
additional driver” on page 174 (Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0).
❏ 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’s operating
system.
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❏ If you want to use EPSON Status Monitor 3 on the clients, you
have to install both the printer driver and EPSON Status Monitor
3 in each client from the CD-ROM.
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Follow these steps to set Windows Me, 98, or 95 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 printer server’s operating system is Windows Me, 98, or
95, or the additional driver for Windows Me, 98, or 95 is
installed in a Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0 printer server, go
to the next step.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows Me, 98, or 95 is not
installed in the Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0 printer server,
go to “Installing the Printer Driver from the CD-ROM” on
page 189.
7. Make sure of the name of the shared printer, and select
whether to use the printer as the default printer or not. Click
Next, and 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 these steps to set Windows XP or 2000 clients:
You can install the printer driver of the shared printer, if you have
Power Users or more powerful access rights even if you are not
the Administrator.
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If the printer server’s operating system is Windows NT 4.0,
confirm the following items:
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Windows XP or 2000 clients is the “Windows NT 4.0 x86”
driver which is installed beforehand as the printer driver for
Windows NT 4.0. When installing the printer driver in the
Windows XP or 2000 clients from Windows NT 4.0 printer
server, the driver for Windows NT 4.0 is installed.
❏ You can not install the printer driver for Windows XP or 2000
as the additional driver in a Windows NT 4.0 printer server.
To install the printer driver for Windows XP or 2000 in
Windows XP or 2000 clients, the administrator installs the
local printer driver in the clients from the CD-ROM that
comes with the printer, then performs the following
procedure.
1. For Windows 2000 clients, click Start, point to Settings, and
click Printers.
For Windows XP clients, click Start, point to Printers and
Faxes. For Windows XP Home edition users, point to Control
panel first, then click Printers and Faxes.
2. For Window 2000, double-click the Add Printer icon, then click
Next.
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For Windows XP, click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks
menu.
3. Select Network printer (for Windows 2000) or A network
printer, or a printer attached to another computer (for
Windows XP), then click Next.
4. For Windows 2000, type the name of the shared printer, then
click Next.
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❏ You do not necessarily need to type the name of the shared
printer.
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the shared printer, and the name of the shared printer. Then
click Next.
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❏ 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 local
printer driver for Windows XP or 2000 is installed beforehand,
you can select the printer driver for Windows XP or 2000 as
the current printer driver instead of the alternative driver in the
Windows NT 4.0 server.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows XP or 2000 (NT 4.0) is
installed in the Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0 printer server,
go to the next step.
❏ If the additional driver is not installed in the Windows NT 4.0
printer server or the printer server’s OS is Windows Me, 98, or
95, go to “Installing the Printer Driver from the CD-ROM” on
page 189.
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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access rights to the computer is Power Users or higher, even if
you are not the Administrator.
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Follow these steps to set Windows NT 4.0 clients:
You can install the printer driver of the shared printer, if you have
Power Users or more powerful access rights even if you are not
the Administrator.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
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3. Select Network printer server, then click Next.
4. Click the icon of the computer or server that is connected to
the shared printer, and the name of the shared printer. Then
click OK.
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❏ 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 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 NT 4.0 is installed in the
Windows XP or 2000 printer server, go to the next step.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows NT 4.0 is not installed in
the Windows XP or 2000 printer server or the printer server’s
OS is Windows Me, 98, or 95, go to “Installing the Printer
Driver from the CD-ROM” on page 189.
5. Select whether to use the printer as the default printer or not,
then click Next.
6. Click Finish.
Using AppleTalk Under Windows 2000 or
Windows NT 4.0
Use the following settings if your machine is running Windows
NT 4.0 or Windows 2000, and the printer is connected through an
optional network card using the AppleTalk protocol:
❏ Use SelecType to set the Emulation Mode-AUX item to PS3.
Using the default Auto setting will cause an extra, unneeded
page to be printed.
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❏ 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.
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This section describes how to install the printer driver in the
clients when setting the network system as follows:
❏ Additional drivers are not installed in the Windows XP, 2000,
or NT 4.0 printer server.
❏ The printer server’s operating system is Windows Me, 98, or
95, and the client’s operating system is Windows XP, 2000, or
NT 4.0.
The screen shots on the following pages may differ from those
that appear on your screen, depending on the version of the
Windows operating system that you are using.
Note:
❏ If you are installing the printer driver is a Windows XP, 2000, or
NT 4.0 client, you must access Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0 as
the Administrator.
❏ If 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.
Follow these steps to install the printer driver directly from the
CD-ROM:
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1. Access the shared printer and a prompt may appear. Click
OK, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the
printer driver from the CD-ROM.
2. Insert the CD-ROM, then type the appropriate drive and
folder names in which the printer driver for clients is located,
then click OK.
If you are installing drivers in Windows XP or 2000, “Digital
Signature is not found.” may appear. Click Yes (Windows
2000) or Continue Anyway (Windows XP) and continue
installing.
The folder name differs depending on the operating system
being used.
Client’s OS
Folder Name
Windows Me, 98, or 95
\<Language>\WIN9X
Windows 2000 or XP
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Windows NT 4.0
\<Language>\WINNT40
3. Select the name of the printer, then click OK. Then follow the
on-screen instructions.
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Installing Options
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550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4
The following table summarizes the paper types and sizes that
you can use with the optional Universal Cassette Unit.
Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
A4, A5, B5
Letter (LT), Half-Letter
(HLT), Legal (LGL),
Government Letter
(GLT), Government
Legal (GLG), Executive
(EXE), F4
Up to 550 sheets (64
g/m²)
Up to 550 sheets (75
g/m²)
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 290 sheets
Labels
A4, Letter (LT)
(Total thickness: 59.4
mm maximum)
Up to 100 sheets
(Total thickness: 12.4
mm maximum)
Envelopes
Thick paper/Extra thick
paper
Monarch (MON), C10,
DL, C5, C6, IB5
Up to 80 sheets
A4, A5, B5
Letter (LT), Half-Letter
(HLT), Legal (LGL),
Government Letter
(GLT), Government
Legal (GLG), Executive
(EXE), F4
Up to 160 sheets
(Total thickness: 49.4
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(Total thickness: 49.4
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Handling precautions
Always pay attention to the following handling precautions
before installing the cassette unit.
The printer weighs about 20.9 kg (46.1 lb). One person should
never attempt to lift or carry it alone. Two people should carry
the printer, lifting it from the positions shown below.
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Warning:
If you lift the printer incorrectly, you could drop it and cause
injury.
Note:
The rear side of the printer is extremely heavy. Take care when you lift
the printer.
Follow these steps to install the optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette
Unit A4.
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1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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Make sure to unplug the power cord from the printer to
prevent getting an electrical shock.
2. Place the printer onto the 550-Sheet 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.
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upon the other unit in order, then put the printer on top of them.
3. Pull out the MP tray and lower paper cassette from the printer,
and then pull out the optional lower paper cassette from the
unit. Then, secure the printer to the unit with the four fittings
that are provided. Install two of the four fittings on both sides
of the inside of the printer.
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4. Remove the protective materials from the cassette and load
the paper.
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 260.
Note:
If you are using Windows, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not
installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. Click
the Update the Printer Option Information Manually button on the
Optional Settings menu, then click Settings. Then select Lower
Cassette 2 or Lower Cassette 3 from the Optional Paper Sources list
on the Optional Settings dialog box and click OK.
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Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
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The following table summarizes the paper types and sizes that
you can use with the Duplex Unit.
Paper Type
Paper Size
Plain, Letterhead,
Recycled, Color,
Thick
A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL,
EXE, GLG, GLT, F4
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1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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prevent getting an electrical shock.
2. Remove the duplex unit connector cover. Then, pinch the two
hooks on the option cover to remove it from cover B.
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Note:
Keep the duplex unit connector cover in a safe place prevent to lose.
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.
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6. To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet” on page 260.
See “Printing with the Duplex Unit” on page 54 for information
about duplex printing.
Note:
If you are using Windows, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not
installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. Click
the Update the Printer Option Information Manually button on the
Optional Settings menu, then click Settings. Then select the Duplex
Print Unit check box in the Optional Settings dialog box and click OK.
Removing the Duplex Unit
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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printer on.
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Stacker
Follow these steps to install the optional Stacker.
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cable.
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2. Lift the second lever at the top left corner of the back of the
printer.
3. Open cover B.
4. Remove the locking clip, and then lift the right and left levers
to remove the top cover.
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5. Insert the right and left tabs of the Stacker into the holes on
the top of the printer and slowly lower it onto the top of the
printer.
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8. Attach the locking clip that was shipped with the Stacker and
pull out the extension tray.
9. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn
on the printer.
Removing the Stacker
Follow these steps to remove the optional Stacker.
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
2. Close the extension tray of the Stacker and remove the locking
clip.
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3. Lift up the second lever at the top left corner of the back of the
printer to open cover B.
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holding up the Stacker, remove the right and left tabs from
the holes on the top of the printer.
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5. Insert the right and left tabs of the top cover into the holes on
the top of the printer, and then attach the locking clip that was
shipped with the printer.
6. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn
on the printer.
Memory Module
By installing a Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM), you can
increase printer memory up to 512 MB. You may want to add
additional memory if you are having difficulty printing complex
graphics.
Note:
Memory modules from 16 MB to 256 MB are supported.
Follow these steps to install an optional memory module.
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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 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.
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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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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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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 260.
Note:
If you are using Windows, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not
installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. Click
the Update the Printer Option Information Manually button on the
Optional Settings menu, then click Settings. Then select the appropriate
memory size from the Installed Memory deopdown list and click OK.
Removing a memory module
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and pull out the memory module as shown below.
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Hard Disk Drive
The optional Hard Disk Drive (C12C824061) allows you to
expand the printer’s input buffer when the Ethernet interface is
used, and gives you additional memory for graphics, form data,
and faster multi-page, multi-output printing.
Follow these steps to install the optional Hard Disk Drive.
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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 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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on the top of the shield cover and remove the cover.
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Hard Disk Drive Socket
5. Remove the two screws at the bottom of the printer.
6. Connect one end of the cable that comes with the Hard Disk
Drive to the socket on the Hard Disk Drive.
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Note:
There are two cables included with the Hard Disk Drive. Use the
longer cable.
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socket on the circuit board.
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8. Insert the bottom side of the Hard Disk Drive into the printer
and push it to set it in the correct position.
9. Secure the drive with the screws. Use the screw that comes
with the drive to secure the upper-right corner, then use the
two screws that you removed in step 5 to secure the positions
you took them out of.
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Otherwise, the printer will not work.
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Then, tighten the screw on the back of the printer.
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cover from the falling off when moving the printer.
12. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the
printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a status
sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet” on page 260.
Note:
If you are using Windows, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not
installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. Click
the Update the Printer Option Information Manually button on the
Optional Settings menu, then click Settings. Then select the Optional
HDD Unit check box on the Optional Settings dialog box and click OK.
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Perform the installation procedure in reverse.
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Formatting the Hard Disk Drive
To format the Hard Disk Drive, follow the instructions below.
1. Make sure the printer is off and all interface cables are
disconnected.
2. Hold down the
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3. When you see the message Support Mode on the LCD panel,
select HDD Format in the support menu.
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❏ After formatting the Hard Disk Drive, the printer will
automatically reboot.
❏ When you want to erase only the fonts installed from the Adobe
PostScript 3 (PS3), follow steps 1 through 3 above. Select PS3 HDD
Init.
❏ Other fonts installed from PS3 will also be erased.
❏ When installing a Hard Disk Drive from other products, format it
with this function.
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Your printer comes with a Type B interface slot. Various optional
interface cards are available to expand your printer’s interface
options.
Follow these steps to install an optional interface card.
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Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
2. Remove the screws and the Type B interface card slot cover
as shown below.
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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.
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printer on.
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sheet. See “Printing a Status Sheet” on page 260
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Replacing the Consumable Product
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Precautions During Replacement
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When replacing a consumable product, please be sure to:
❏ Provide enough space for the replacement procedure. You
will have to open some parts (such as the printer cover) of the
printer when you are replacing consumables.
❏ Do not install a used consumable product into the printer.
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❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
Hot Surface Avoid Contact, or the surrounding areas. If
the printer has been in use, the fuser and surrounding areas
may be very hot.
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❏ Do not dispose of a used consumable product in fire, as it may
explode and cause injury. Dispose of it according to local
regulations.
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Replacement Messages
When you see the following messages on the LCD panel or the
window of EPSON Status Monitor 3, 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.
LCD Panel
Message
Description
Toner Low
The amount of toner remaining
in the imaging cartridges is low.
Worn Fuser
The fuser unit has reached the
end of its service life.
Note:
❏ Printing is still possible for a while after the Toner Low message
appears. However, replace the imaging cartridge at once if the print
quality deteriorates.
❏ To clear the warning, select Clear All Warning from the control
panel’s Reset Menu.
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 3. When this happens, the printer cannot resume printing
until you replace the depleted consumable products.
LCD Panel
Message
Description
Replace Toner
The imaging cartridge is empty.
Note:
❏ In the default setting, this message does not appear.
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❏ Problems such as printout fading may occur, change the Toner Out
setting in the Setup Menu on the control panel to Stop.
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Always observe the following handling precautions when
replacing the imaging cartridge.
❏ Installing a genuine toner cartridge is recommended. Using
a non-genuine toner 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.
❏ When handling the imaging cartridge, always place it on a
clean smooth surface.
❏ Do not install a used imaging cartridge 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.
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❏ 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 imaging cartridge out of the reach of children.
❏ Do not dispose of a used imaging cartridge in fire, as it may
explode and cause injury. Dispose of it according to local
regulations.
❏ If toner is spilled, use a broom and dustpan or a damp cloth
with soap and water to clean it up. Because the fine particles
can cause a fire or explosion if they come into contact with a
spark, do not use a vacuum cleaner.
Replacing the imaging cartridge
Follow these steps to replace the imaging cartridge:
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1. Open cover A slowly.
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When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the stacker first, then
open cover A.
2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out 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.
4. Put the new imaging cartridge on the flat surface and pull out
the protective yellow tape seal as shown below.
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5. Insert the new imaging cartridge all the way until it stops.
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Insert the cartridge with the arrow mark on the top of the imaging
cartridge facing toward cover A.
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Note:
When the optional Stacker is installed, lower the Stacker after
closing cover A.
Fuser Unit
Prepare a new fuser unit for replacement when you get a message
informing you to do so.
Handling precautions
Note the following handling precautions before replacing the
fuser unit:
❏ Do not touch the surface of the fuser unit. Doing so may
impair print quality.
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❏ 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.
❏ Keep the fuser unit out of the reach of children.
Replacing the fuser unit
Follow these steps to replace the fuser unit.
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1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and the
interface cable.
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If the printer has been in use, wait at least 40 minutes until the fuser
cools down before replacing it.
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3. Open cover B.
4. Pull down the two levers at either side of the fuser unit.
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5. Remove the fuser unit slowly.
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When removing the fuser unit, hold your hands as shown above, on
the three tabs on both sides of the bottom of the fuser unit.
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7. Lift up the two levers at either side of the fuser unit and push
down the levers at both ends of the fuser unit to lock it.
8. Close cover B.
9. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn
on the printer.
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10. Press the
Up or
Down button several times until
Reset Menu appears on the control panel, and then press the
Enter button.
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Down button to display Reset Fuser Counter,
and then press the
Enter button.
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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.
Cleaning the pickup roller
If the paper jam occurs frequently, wipe the pickup roller with a
clean dampened cloth. Follow the steps below.
1. Turn the printer off and open cover A slowly.
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2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull out.
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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.
rubber parts
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.
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6. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
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repack it using the original box and packing materials.
Follow these steps to repack your printer.
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2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
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.
For short distances
Always pay attention to the following handling precautions when
you need to move the printer for a short distance:
❏ 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.
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Note:
The rear side of the printer is extremely heavy. Take care when you
lift the printer.
3. When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.
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Moving the printer together with an optional lower cassette installed
Follow these steps to move the printer together with the optional
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit:
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❏ Power cord
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Finding a place for the printer
When relocating the printer, always choose a location that has
adequate space for easy operation and maintenance. Use the
following illustration as a guide for the amount of space required
around the printer to ensure smooth operation. Dimensions
shown in the illustrations below are in millimeters.
To install and use any of the following options, you will need the
indicated amount of additional space.
The 550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit adds 95 mm (3.7
in.) to the bottom of the printer. When two optional cassette
units are installed, the printer requires 185 mm (7.3 in.) more
space beneath the printer.
The Duplex Unit adds 72.0 mm (2.8 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:
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❏ 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.
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❏ Use a grounded outlet that matches the printer’s power plug.
Do not use an adapter plug.
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printer.
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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 3 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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is jammed in a place not mentioned in this manual, contact
your dealer.
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touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT
SURFACE, 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.
❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some
components are sharp and may cause injury.
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.
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1. Open cover A.
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3. Spin the green part on the pickup roller to bring out jammed
paper.
4. Gently pull out any sheets that have fed part way into the
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Insert the cartridge with the arrow mark on the top of the imaging
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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.
Follow these steps to clear paper jams from cover A or B.
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Warning:
Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch
the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT SURFACE, or 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.
1. Open cover A.
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Note:
When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take
tension off the paper, then pull it straight out.
4. Remove the Face-up tray.
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5. Open cover B.
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When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s
cover before opening cover B.
6. Open the paper holder by pulling down on the lever on which
a green label is attached as shown below.
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7. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
8. Close the paper holder and close cover B.
Note:
If you installed the Duplex Unit, close the Duplex Unit’s cover after
closing cover B.
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9. Attach the Face-up tray.
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11. Close cover A until it clicks.
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.
MP Tray
lower cassette 1 (C1)
lower cassette 2 (C2)
lower cassette 3 (C3)
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1. Pull out the cassette from the printer.
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Then, reattach the cover.
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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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Jam DM (Duplex Unit cover)
When a paper jam occurs in the location shown in the illustration
below, the Jam DM message appears on the printer’s LCD panel.
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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.
Note:
❏ 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 248.
3. Close the Duplex Unit’s cover.
Note:
When the error is not cleared after doing the procedure above,
remove the Duplex Unit from the printer and check if the paper jam
occurs at the opening on the lower part of the printer’s rear.
When the paper jam is cleared completely and cover DM is closed,
the jammed page’s print data is automatically reprinted.
Jam STK
When there is paper jammed in the Stacker, the LCD panel
displays the Jam STK message.
Follow these steps to clear the jammed paper.
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1. Open the stacker cover by pulling the tab at the top left of the
cover.
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shown in the illustration below.
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3. Close the Stacker cover.
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.
1. Turn on the printer. The LCD panel shows Ready.
2. Press the
Enter button three times. The printer prints a
status sheet.
Enter button
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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.
❏ For the Windows printer driver, you can update the installed option
information manually. Click the Update the Printer Option
Information Manually button, and click Settings from the
Optional Settings menu. The Optional Settings dialog box appears.
Make settings for each installed option, then click OK.
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Cause
What to do
The power cord may not be
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Turn off the printer and 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)
Cause
What to do
The printer is offline.
Press the N Start/Stop button once to
switch the printer to ready status.
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 described in
“Connecting the Printer to a Computer”
in the Setup Guidesetup guide.
The interface cable may not be Check both ends of the interface cable
plugged in securely.
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 1.1 or 2.0 cable.
Some error may have
occurred.
Check the LCD panel to see if an error
message appears.
Your application software is
not properly set up for your
printer.
Make sure that the printer is selected in
your application software.
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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.
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If you are using Windows, and Click the Optional Settings tab, select
EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not Update the Printer Option Information
installed, you have to make
Manually, then click Settings.
settings manually in the
printer driver.
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Printout Problems
The font will not print
Cause
What to do
You may use the printer fonts In the printer driver, choose the Print
substituted for specified
TrueType fonts as bitmap button in the
TrueType fonts.
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 377 for more information.
Printout is garbled
Cause
What to do
The interface cable may not be Make sure that both ends of the
plugged in securely.
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 1.1 or 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 349.
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
Cause
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What to do
The page length and margins Make sure that you are using the correct
may be set incorrectly in your page length and margin settings in your
application.
application.
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The Paper Size setting may be Make sure the correct paper size is set
incorrect.
in the Tray Menu on the control panel.
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MP Tray Size setting may be
incorrect.
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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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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.
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You may need more memory. Graphics require large amounts of
memory. Install an appropriate
memory module. See “Memory
Module” on page 204.
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Print Quality Problems
The background is dark or dirty
Cause
What to do
You may not be using the
correct type of paper for your
printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough,
printed characters may appear
distorted or broken. EPSON special
paper, or smooth, high-quality copier
paper is recommended for best results.
See “Available paper types” on page
319 for information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the
printer may be dusty.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
White dots appear in the printout
Cause
What to do
The paper path inside the
printer may be dusty.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
Print quality is uneven darkness
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or
damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp
environment.
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There may be no toner left in
the imaging cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor 3 indicates that
the amount of toner left is low, see
“Replacing the imaging cartridge” on
page 224.
The Density setting may be too Increase the Density setting in the
low.
Printing Menu on the control panel.
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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 or in the Extended
Settings on the printer driver. If the
printouts are still not what you
expected, try adjusting the Light/Dark
slider in the More Settings dialog box
accessed through the Basic Setting
menu.
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 3 indicates that
the amount of toner is low, see
“Replacing the imaging cartridge” on
page 224.
The gradation setting is too
On the Basic Setting menu in the printer
small when printing graphics. driver, click More Settings, select the
Enh.MG button, then select Smooth.
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Toner smudges
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or
damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
You may not be using the
correct type of paper for your
printer.
EPSON special paper or smooth,
high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See
“Available paper types” on page 319 for
information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the
printer may be dusty.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
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
319 for information on choosing paper.
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Completely blank pages are output
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What to do
The printer may have loaded Remove the paper stack and fan it. Tap
more than one sheet at a time. 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
the EPSON Status Monitor 3 indicates
that the amount of toner is low, see
“Replacing the imaging cartridge” on
page 224.
The problem may be with your Print out a status sheet. See “Printing a
application or interface cable. Status Sheet” on page 260. 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 Make sure the correct paper size is set
incorrect.
in the Tray Menu on the control panel.
MP Tray Size setting may be
incorrect.
When loading paper for which the size
is not specified with Auto setting,
specify the correct paper size on the MP
Tray Size setting in the Tray Menu on
the control panel.
The yellow tape may not be
pulled out of the imaging
cartridge.
Make sure that the yellow tape has been
pulled out completely. See “Replacing
the imaging cartridge” on page 224 for
details.
The MP tray cover is not
attached correctly.
Make sure that the MP tray cover is
closed securely. Next, remove the
imaging cartridge and confirm that
there is no paper remaining in the
printer, then reinstall the imaging
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The printed image is light or faint
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or
damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
The Toner Save mode may be Turn off the Toner Save mode using the
on.
printer driver or the printer’s control
panel menus.
There may be no toner left in
the imaging cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor 3 indicates that
the amount of toner left is low, see
“Replacing the imaging cartridge” on
page 224.
The Density setting may be too Increase the Density setting in the
low.
Printing Menu on the control panel.
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.
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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
or in the Extended Settings on the
printer driver. If the printouts are still
not what you expected, try adjusting the
Light/Dark slider in the More Settings
dialog box accessed through the Basic
Setting menu.
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Cause
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memory for current task.
Add more memory for a permanent
solution or lower print quality
temporarily in the printer driver.
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Insufficient memory to print all copies
Cause
What to do
The printer does not have
sufficient memory to collate
print jobs.
Only one set of copies will be printed.
Reduce the contents of print jobs, or add
more memory. For information on
installing more memory, see “Memory
Module” on page 204.
Paper Handling Problems
When using special media, note the following points.
❏ When printing on custom paper with a narrow width, using
thicker paper is recommended.
❏ When using thick paper, outputting to the Face-up tray is
recommended. Otherwise, the paper may curl.
❏ When outputting thick paper to the Stacker, extend the
retortion part of the Stacker to prevent the paper from
falling.
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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 Make sure that you have selected the
not be correct.
correct paper source in your
application.
There may be no paper in the
cassettes.
Load paper.
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.
Too many sheets may be
loaded in a cassettes.
Make sure that you have not tried to
load too many sheets of paper. For the
maximum paper capacity for each
paper source, see “MP tray” on page 15.
If paper does not feed from the For instructions on installing the unit,
optional 550-Sheet Paper
see “550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4”
Cassette Unit A4, the unit may on page 191.
not be installed properly.
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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 that
shipped with your printer.
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problems that you may experience when printing in the
PostScript mode from a computer running one of the supported
Windows operating systems.
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Cause
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What to do
The printer’s emulation mode The printer is set to the Auto mode by
setting is incorrect.
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
349.
The printer’s emulation mode The emulation mode can be set
setting for the interface that
individually for each interface which
you are using is incorrect.
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
349.
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General printing problems
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.
An incorrect printer driver is
selected.
Make sure that the PostScript printer
driver that you are using to print is set
as the default printer. Follow the steps
below:
(1) Click Start, select Settings, then click
Printers.
If your computer is running Windows
XP, click Start, then click Control Panel.
In the window that appears, click
Printers and Other Hardware, then click
View installed printers or fax printers. If
Printers and Faxes is displayed at the
bottom of the window, click on it
instead.
(2) Right-click the icon of the PostScript
printer driver that you are using to print.
(3) Make sure that there is a check mark
next to Set as Default Printer. If not, click
on Set as Default Printer to select it.
The Emulation menu in the
Change the mode setting to either Auto
printer’s Control Panel is set to or PS3.
a mode other than Auto or PS3
for the interface that you are
using.
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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.
The printer may not print normally if the
computer is connected to the printer via
the parallel interface and the ECP mode
is set. When this is the case, follow the
steps below to make sure that the mode
setting is correct:
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(1) Click Start, select Settings, then click
Printers.
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(2) Right-click the icon for the printer,
then click Properties.
(3) Click the Details tab, then click the
Spool Settings button.
(4) Select Disable bi-directional support
for this printer, then click the OK button.
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Font and image problems
The font on the printout is different from that on the screen.
Cause
What to do
The PostScript screen fonts are The PostScript screen fonts must be
not installed.
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 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.
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 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.
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The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth.
Cause
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The resolution is set to 300 dpi. Change the Resolution setting in the
Graphics sheet to 600 dpi.
The printer does not have
sufficient memory.
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Problems printing via the parallel interface
The printer does not print normally via the parallel interface.
(Windows 98/95 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.
The printer may not print normally if the
computer is connected to the printer via
the parallel interface and the ECP mode
is set. When this is the case, follow the
steps below to make sure that the mode
setting is correct:
(1) Click Start, select Settings, then click
Printers.
(2) Right-click the icon for the printer,
then click Properties.
(3) Click the Details tab, then click the
Spool Settings button.
(4) Select Disable bi-directional support
for this printer, then click the OK button.
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Cause
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What to do
The Data Format setting in the The printer cannot print binary data
printer’s Properties dialog box when it is connected to the computer via
is not set to ASCII data.
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 dialog
box, is set to ASCII data.
If your computer is running Windows
XP, click the Device Settings tab in the
printer’s Properties dialog box, then
click the Output Protocol setting and
select ASCII.
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Problems printing via the network
Note:
To connect using a network interface, you must install an optional
interface card into the printer.
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The printer does not print normally via the network interface.
Cause
What to do
The Data Format setting,
which is accessed by clicking
Advanced on the PostScript
sheet of the printer’s
Properties dialog box, is
different from the data format
setting specified in the
application.
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 computer is connected to Make sure that both the Send CTRL+D
the network using AppleTalk Before Each Job and Send CTRL+D
in a Windows NT 4.0/2000
After Each Job settings are set to No.
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.
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.
The print data is too large.
Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet
of the printer’s Properties dialog box,
and then change the Data Format setting
from ASCII data (default) to Tagged
binary communications protocol.
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Printing cannot be performed Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet
using the network interface.
of the printer’s Properties dialog box,
and then change the Data Format setting
from ASCII data (default) to Tagged
binary communications protocol.
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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 260for 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 550-Sheet
Paper Cassette Unit
Cause
What to do
The optional lower paper
cassette may not be installed
properly.
See “550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4”
on page 191 for instructions on
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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.
The cassette can hold a maximum of 550
sheets of 75 g/m² paper.
The paper size is not set
correctly.
Make sure that the correct paper size is
selected in the Tray Menu on the control
panel.
Feed jam when using the optional 550-Sheet
Paper Cassette Unit
Cause
What to do
The paper is jammed at the
optional 550-Sheet Paper
Cassette Unit.
See “Clearing Jammed Paper” on page
243 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.
See “Making the Optional Settings” on
page 58.
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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
recommended 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 Me,
98, XP, or 2000, 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, or 2000 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.
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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 2000 and
XP
When using Windows XP or 2000, 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 and right-click the icon of your
printer.
2. Click Printing Preferences on the shortcut menu that appears,
and then right-click anywhere in the driver.
If About is displayed in the shortcut menu that appears, click
it. If a message box with the words “Unidrv Printer Driver”
appears, you must reinstall the printer software as described
in the Setup Guide. If About is not displayed, the printer
software has been installed correctly.
Note:
If the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box (Windows 2000) or
Software Installation dialog box (Windows XP) appears during the
installation process, click Yes (Windows 2000) or Continue Anyway
(Windows XP). If you click No (Windows 2000) or STOP Installation
(Windows XP), you will have to install the printer software again.
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Checking printer software in Windows Me and 98
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.
Note:
The screen shots shown in this section are taken from Windows 98.
Windows Me screens may differ slightly.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers. Make
sure that the icon for your printer appears in the Printers
window.
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Select the icon for your printer, and then click Properties on
the File menu.
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2. Click the Details tab.
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If EPUSBX: (EPSON EPL-N3000) is displayed in the “Print to
the following port 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.
3. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and then
click Properties.
4. 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.
If USB Printer or EPSON EPL-N3000 appears under Other
devices, the printer software is not installed correctly. Proceed
to step 5.
If neither USB Printer nor EPSON EPL-N3000 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 step5.
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5. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or EPSON
EPL-N3000 and click Remove. Then click OK.
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When the following dialog box appears, click OK, and then
click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
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6. Uninstall the printer software as explained in “Uninstalling
the Printer Software” on page 83. Then turn the printer off,
restart your computer, and reinstall the printer software as
described in the Setup Guide.
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Status and Error Messages
This section contains a list of 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
Down button to display the Status menu, then
press the
Enter button.
Cancel All Print Job
The printer is canceling all print jobs in the printer memory,
including jobs the printer is currently receiving or printing. This
message appears when the Cancel Job button has been pressed
down for more than 2 seconds.
Cancel Print Job
The printer is canceling the current print job. This message
appears when the Cancel Job button has been pressed and
released within 2 seconds.
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-N3000 is used.
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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 Print 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
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The life of the imaging cartridge is near its end. You need to
prepare a new imaging cartridge.
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Check Duplex P-Size
The paper size loaded in the printer is not appropriate for the
optional Duplex Unit. Load correct paper size and press the N
Start/Stop button to resume printing.
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Check Paper Size
The paper size setting is different from the size of paper loaded
in the printer. Check to see if the correct size of paper is loaded in
the specified paper source.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset menu. See “How to access the control panel menus” on page
339 for instructions.
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Check Paper Type
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.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset menu. See “How to access the control panel menus” on page
339 for instructions.
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Collate Disabled
Printing by specifying the number of copies is no longer possible
due to a lack of memory (RAM) or free disk space on the optional
Hard Disk Drive. 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. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 339.
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.
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.
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.
Face-down Full
The output paper at the face-down tray is full. Remove the paper
that has been output and press the N Start/Stop button. Printing
resumes.
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Face-up Path Selected
Even though 2-sided printing has started or the Stacker is set as
the output tray in the printer driver, the paper path lever is set to
the face-up position. Set the paper path lever to the face-down
position, or press the N Start/Stop button or the Cancel Job
button.
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Form Data Canceled
Unable to store form overlay data on the printer’s optional Hard
Disk Drive. Either the drive is full, or the maximum number of
form overlay files has been reached. Delete any form overlay files
you no longer need, then try storing the new overlay again.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 339.
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.
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Formatting HDD
The HDD is being formatted.
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Hard Disk Full
The optional Hard Disk Drive is full and you cannot save any
data. Delete the unnecessary data from the Hard Disk Drive. To
clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 339.
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HDD Check
The printer is checking the Hard Disk Drive.
Image Cart ID Error
The wrong imaging cartridge has been installed. Replace it with
the correct imaging cartridge for this printer. See “Replacing the
imaging cartridge” on page 224 for instructions.
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
339 for instructions.
Turn the Image Optimum setting off on the control panel’s Printing
menu if you do not want the printer to automatically lower the
print quality to continue printing.
You may need to increase the amount of printer memory to be
able to print at the desired print quality for your document. For
more information on adding memory, see “Memory Module” on
page 204.
Install Imaging Cart
The imaging cartridge is not installed in the printer.
Install the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing the imaging
cartridge” on page 224.
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Invalid AUX I/F Card
This message means that the printer cannot communicate with
the installed optional interface card. Turn off the printer, remove
the card, then reinstall it.
Invalid HDD
Either the optional Hard Disk Drive is damaged or it cannot be
used with this printer. Turn off the printer and remove the Hard
Disk Drive.
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Invalid N/W Module
There is no network program, or the network program cannot be
used with the EPL-N3000. Update the program.
Invalid PS3
The program does not exist on the PostScript3 ROM module or
PostScript 3 ROM module that cannot be used on this printer is
installed. You need to update the module.
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.
Jam A
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 244.
Jam A B
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 248.
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Jam MP A
Jam C1 A
Jam C2 A
Jam C3 A
Paper is jammed inside the optional lower cassette. For
instructions on how to remove jammed paper in the optional lower
cassette, see “Jam MP A, Jam C1 A, Jam C2 A, Jam C3 A (All
paper cassettes and Cover A)” on page 254.
Jam DM
Paper is jammed inside the optional Duplex Unit’s paper path or
cover (Duplex Unit cover). For instructions on how to remove
jammed paper at the Duplex Unit, see “Jam DM (Duplex Unit
cover)” on page 257.
Jam STK
Paper is jammed inside the optional Stacker’s paper path or cover
(cover xx). For instructions on how to remove jammed paper at the
Stacker, see “Jam STK” on page 258
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.
For details on the manual feed mode, see “Manually feeding
paper” on page 19.
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 EPSON WinAssist or WebAssist utility.
Refer to the Network Guide for information.
Need Memory
The printer has insufficient memory to complete the current print
job.
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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 339 for instructions.
To prevent this problem from happening again, add more
memory to your printer as described in “Memory Module” on
page 204 or reduce the resolution of the image to be printed.
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NonGenuine Toner
The installed imaging cartridge is not a genuine EPSON product.
Installing a genuine toner cartridge is recommended. Using a
non-genuine toner 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.
Install a genuine EPSON product, or perform Clear Warning or
Clear All Warnings of the Reset menu on the control panel to clear
the warning message. See “Replacing the imaging cartridge” on
page 224 for instructions on replacing the imaging cartridge.
Press the N Start/Stop button on the control panel to resume
printing.
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Offline
The printer is not ready to print. Press the N Start/Stop button.
The level of remaining toner is also indicated on the right side of
this message.
WWWW Open
The specified cover (WWWW) does not close securely. Open the
cover once, and then close.
Optional RAM Error
The optional memory module may be corrupted or incorrect.
Replace it with a new one.
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Outbin Select Error
The specified paper size or paper type cannot be output to the
face-up tray. Change the paper size or paper type, or select the
face-down tray as the output tray.
Paper Out XXX YYY
There is no paper in the specified paper source (XXX). Load paper
of the indicated size (YYY) into the paper source.
Paper Set XXX YYY
The paper loaded in the specified paper source (XXX) does not
match the required paper size (YYY). 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 204.
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PS3 Hard Disk full
The memory allocated for writing PostScript 3 commands on the
optional Hard Disk Drive is full.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 339.
RAM Check
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The printer is checking the RAM.
Ready
The printer is ready to receive data and print. The level of
remaining toner is also indicated on the right side of this message.
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Replace Toner
The imaging cartridge is out of toner and need to be replaced.
See “Replacing the imaging cartridge” on page 224 for
instructions.
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Reserve JobCanceled
The printer cannot store the data of your print job using the
Reserve Job function. The maximum number of print jobs stored
in the printer’s Hard Disk Drive has been reached, or the drive
has no more memory available to store a new job. To store a new
print job, delete a previously stored job. Also, if you have any
Confidential Jobs stored, printing those jobs will make more
memory available.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 339.
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Reset
The printer’s current interface has been reset and the buffer has
been cleared. However, other interfaces are still active and retain
their settings and data.
Reset All
All printer settings have been reset to the default configuration,
or to the last settings that were saved.
Reset to Save
A control panel menu setting was changed while the printer was
printing. Press the N Start/Stop button to clear this message. The
setting will become effective after printing has finished.
Alternatively you can clear this message by performing Reset or
Reset All on the control panel. However, the print data will be
deleted.
ROM Check
The printer is checking the ROM.
Self Test
The printer is currently performing a self test and initialization.
Service Req xyyyy
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.
Stacker Error 002
The Stacker was removed while the power is on. Switch the power
off, reinstall the Stacker, then switch the power on again.
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Stacker Full
The output paper at the Stacker is full. Remove the paper that was
output and press the N Start/Stop button. Printing resumes.
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Status Sheet
The printer is printing the status sheet.
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Sleep
The printer is currently in the power-save mode. This mode is
canceled when the printer receives print data or the Reset button
is pressed.
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Toner Low
The imaging cartridge has less than 10% of toner remaining and
need to be replaced.
See “Replacing the imaging cartridge” on page 224 for
instructions.
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When you set the TonerOut setting in the Setup menu to Stop,
you can continue to print until the Replace Toner error message
appears. It is recommended that you wait until this message
appears before replacing the imaging cartridge as remaining
toner may spill during replacement procedure. When printouts
become faint, see “Replacing the imaging cartridge” on page 224
for instructions.
Note:
Replacement of the imaging cartridge is not yet necessary when the
Toner Low message appears. Toner may remain in the imaging cartridge
and spill out if you remove the imaging cartridge at this level. Replace
the imaging cartridge when the Replace Toner message appears.
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Unable Clear Error
The printer cannot clear an error message because the error status
still remains. Try solving the problem again.
Warming Up
The printer is warming up the machine to be ready to print.
Worn Fuser
This message indicates that the fuser unit has reached the end of
its service life. Prepare a new fuser unit.
See “Replacing the fuser unit” on page 228 for instructions.
Write Error ROM P
The printer is unable to write data into the ROM module correctly.
You cannot remove the ROM P because the ROM P is a program
ROM module. Contact our Customer Support Center.
Writing ROM P
The printer is writing data into the ROM module in the ROM slot
P.
Canceling Printing
You can cancel printing from your computer by using the printer
driver.
To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, see
“Canceling Printing” on page 82.
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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.
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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 these steps:
1. Press the
Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the
Down button several times until Reset Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the
Enter button.
3. Press the
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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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Contacting Customer Support
If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your
product documentation, contact customer support services for
assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below,
contact the dealer where you purchased your product.
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Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if
you give them the following information:
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
❏ Product model
❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product
software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Your computer operating system name and version
❏ Names and versions of the software applications you
normally use with your product
For users in Latin America
Electronic support services are available 24 hours a day at the
following web sites:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach Epson’s Latin
American web site at
http://www.latin.epson.com
In Brazil, you can reach Epson at
http://www.epson.com.br
To speak with a customer support representative, call one of the
numbers below:
Country
Telephone number
Argentina
(54 11) 4346-0300
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Country
Telephone number
Brazil
(55 11) 4196-6350
Chile
(562) 230-9500
Colombia
(571) 523-5000
Costa Rica
(506) 210-9555, (1-800) 377-6627
México
México, D.F.
Resto del país
(5255) 5328-4008,
01-800-50-607-00
Perú
(511) 224-2336
Venezuela
(58-212) 240-1111
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For users in Australia
Epson Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of
customer service. In addition to your product documentation, we
provide the following sources for obtaining information:
Your Dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve
problems. The dealer should always be the first call for advise on
problems; they can often solve problems quickly and easily as
well as give advise on the next step to take.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth taking
your modem here for the occasional surf! The site provides a
download area for drivers, Epson contact points, new product
information and technical support (e-mail).
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Epson Faxback Service
Epson Faxback service will fax you the latest specifications for
most Epson products offered in Australia. Phone (02) 9903 9075
and the system will guide you through a number of choices before
faxing the information to your fax machine.
Epson Helpdesk
Epson Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our
clients have access to advise. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid
you in installing, configuring and operating your Epson product.
Our Pre-sales Helpdesk staff can provide literature on new Epson
products and advise where the nearest dealer or service agent is
located. Many types of queries are answered here.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
1300 361 054
Fax:
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand
when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster we
can help solve the problem. This information includes your Epson
product documentation, type of computer, operating system,
application programs, and any information you feel is required.
For users in Singapore
Sources of information, support, and services available from
Epson Singapore are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.sg)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, and
Technical Support via e-mail are available.
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Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586 3111)
Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the
phone:
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❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problem
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❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
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For users in Thailand
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Contact for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.th)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and e-mail are available.
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Epson Hotline (Phone: (66)2-670-0333)
Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
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❏ Product usage questions or problem
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
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For users in Indonesia
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Contacts for information, support, and services are:
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World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.id)
❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download
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❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries,
questions through e-mail
Epson Hotline
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Technical support
Phone
(62) 21-572 4350
Fax
(62) 21-572 4357
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Epson Service Center
Jakarta
Bandung
Surabaya
Yogyakarta
Medan
9
Mangga Dua Mall 3rd floor No
3A/B
Jl. Arteri Mangga Dua,
Jakarta
Phone/Fax: (62) 21-62301104
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Lippo Center 8th floor
Jl. Gatot Subroto No.2
Bandung
Phone/Fax: (62) 22-7303766
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Gd. Bumi Mandiri 7th floor
Jl. Jend. Basuki Rachmat No. 129-137
Surabaya
Phone/Fax: (62) 31-5479541
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Hotel Natour Garuda
Jl. Malioboro No. 60
Yogyakarta
Phone: (62) 274-565478
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Wisma HSBC 4th floor
Jl. Diponegoro No. 11
Medan
Phone/Fax: (62) 61-4516173
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To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services,
users are welcome to contact Epson Hong Kong Limited.
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Internet Home Page
Epson Hong Kong has established a local home page in both
Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the
following information:
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❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of Epson product drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
http://www.epson.com.hk
Electronic Bulletin Board System
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to
obtain product information and the latest versions of product
drivers. You can log on to the following number for the BBS
service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone
and fax numbers:
Phone:
(852) 2585-4399
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
For users in Malaysia
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.my)
❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download
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❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries,
questions through e-mail
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Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd.
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Head Office.
Phone:
603-56288288
Fax:
603-56288388/399
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Epson Helpdesk
❏ Sales enquiries and product information (Infoline)
Phone:
9
603-56288222
❏ Enquiries on repair services & warranty, product usage and
technical support (Techline)
Phone:
603-56288333
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World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.in)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, and
products enquiry are available.
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Epson India Head Office - Bangalore:
Phone:
5321266 (14 Lines)
Fax:
5581439/5321095
Epson India Regional Offices:
Mumbai
Phone: 28261516-17
Fax: 28257287
Delhi
Phone: 26447201/02/03/04/07/09
Fax: 26447205
Chennai
Phone: 28203940/41 -- 8218658/59
Fax: 28272463
Kolkata
Phone: 22831589/90
Fax: 22831591
Hyderabad
Phone: 55331738/39
Fax: 55328633
Cochin
Phone: 2357638/2356652
Fax: 2357950
Pune
Phone: 4335460/90 Ext 214
Fax: 4330881
Ahmedabad
Phone: 6407176/77
Fax: 6407347
Toll Free Telephone Support
To learn more about Epson products or to avail service support,
please call 1600 440011. This is a toll-free number and can be
accessed (9 A.M to 9 P.M) anywhere in the country.
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For users in the Philippines
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services,
users are welcome to contact the Epson Philippines Corporation
at the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address below:
Phone:
(63) 2-813-6567
Fax:
(63) 2-813-6545
E-mail:
customersupport@epc.epson.com.ph
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World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.ph)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and E-mail Enquiries are
available.
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Epson Helpdesk (Phone: (63) 2-813-6567)
Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
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❏ Product usage questions or problems
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❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
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Appendix A
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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.
Available paper types
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Paper type
Description
Plain paper
General copier paper
(Recycled paper is acceptable*)
Envelopes
No paste and no tape
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No plastic window (unless specifically designed for
laser printers)
Labels
The backing sheet should be covered completely,
with no gaps between each label
Thick paper
Weight: 106 to 216 g/m²
Transparencies
EPSON Laser Transparencies
Colored paper
Non-coated
Paper with letterhead
Paper and ink of letterheads must be compatible
with laser printers
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* Use recycled paper only under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Poor
quality paper may reduce print quality, cause paper jams and other problems.
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Note:
Before buying a large amount of paper, test the paper by printing on a
few sheets to find out if the paper is suitable for this printer or not.
Paper that should not be used
You cannot use the following paper in this printer. It may cause
printer damage, paper jams, and poor print quality.
❏ Media meant for other black-and-white laser printers, color
laser printers, color copiers, black-and-white copiers, or ink
jet printers
❏ Previously printed paper by any other black-and-white laser
printers, color laser printers, color copiers, black-and-white
copiers, ink jet printers, or thermal transfer printers
❏ Carbon paper, carbonless paper, thermal-sensitive paper,
pressure-sensitive paper, acid paper, or paper that uses
high-temperature-sensitive ink (around 220 C)
❏ Labels that peel easily or labels that do not cover the backing
sheet completely
❏ Coated paper or special surface-colored paper
❏ Paper that has binder holes or is perforated
❏ Paper that has glue, staples, paper clips, or tape on it
❏ Paper that attracts static electricity
❏ Moist or damp paper
❏ Paper of uneven thickness
❏ Overly thick or thin paper
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❏ 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
Specifications
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Plain paper
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Weight:
60 to 105 g/m², 16 to 28 lb
Size:
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Letter (216 × 279 mm, 8.5 × 11 in.)
Legal (216 × 356 mm, 8.5 × 14 in.)
Half-Letter (140 mm × 216 mm, 5.5 × 8.5 in.)
Government Letter (203 × 267 mm, 8.0 × 10.5 in.)
Government Legal (216 × 330 mm, 8.5 × 13 in.)
Executive (184 × 267 mm, 7.25 × 10.5 in.)
F4 (210 × 330 mm)
Custom (76.2 × 127.0 mm to 215.9 × 355.6 mm)
Paper Sources: MP tray
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A
A
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for all sizes
standard lower cassette
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for A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Government
Letter, Executive, Government Legal, F4
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optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit
for A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Government
Letter, Executive, Government Legal, F4
Envelopes
Size:
Monarch (3 7/8 × 7 1/2 in.)
Commercial 10 (4 1/8 × 9 1/2 in.)
DL (110 × 220 mm)
C5 (162 × 229 mm)
C6 (114 × 162 mm)
International B5 (176 × 250 mm, 7 × 9.8 in.)
Paper Source:
MP tray, standard lower paper cassette,
optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit
Labels
Size:
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Letter (216 × 279 mm, 8.5 × 11 in.)
Paper Source:
MP tray, standard lower cassette, optional
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit
Thick paper
Weight:
106 to 216 g/m², 28.2 to 57.5 lb
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Size:
Paper Source:
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Letter (216 × 279 mm, 8.5 × 11 in.)
Legal (216 × 356 mm, 8.5 × 14 in.)
Half-Letter (140 mm × 216 mm, 5.5 × 8.5 in.)
Government Letter (203 × 267 mm, 8.0 × 10.5 in.)
Government Legal (216 × 330 mm, 8.5 × 13 in.)
Executive (184 × 267 mm, 7.25 × 10.5 in.)
F4 (210 × 330 mm)
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A
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MP tray, standard lower cassette, optional
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit
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EPSON Laser Transparencies
Size:
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm, 8.5 × 11 in.)
Paper Source:
MP tray, standard lower cassette, optional
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit
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Printable area
4-mm minimum margin on all sides
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Note:
❏ The printable area varies, depending on the emulation mode in use.
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❏ When using ESC/Page language, there is 5-mm minimum margin
on all sides.
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Printer
General
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Resolution:
600 dpi, 300dpi
Continuous printing speed* 34 pages per minute or less
(with A4/Letter):
First print (with A4/Letter):Less than 8.7 seconds from the MP
tray
Less than 8.7 seconds from the
standard cassette
Warm-up time:
About 25 seconds or less at normal
temperature (about 17 seconds or
less from the sleep mode)
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed alignment:
Center alignment for all sizes
Input paper supply:
MP tray:
Up to 150 sheets of plain paper
Up to 20 sheets of envelopes
Up to 100 sheets of labels, and
transparencies
Up to 60 sheets of thick paper
(Total thickness: 17.5 mm maximum)
Standard cassette:
Up to 550 sheets of plain paper
Up to 80 sheets of envelopes
Up to 290 sheets of labels
Up to 160 sheets of thick paper
Up to 100 sheets of transparencies
Paper output capacity:
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Face-down tray
Up to 500 sheets
Face-up tray
Up to 70 sheets
Internal emulation:
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HP listed LaserJet 4 emulation
(LJ4 mode)
HP-GL/2 emulation (GL2 mode)
ESC/P2 24-pin printer emulation
(ESCP2 mode)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation
(FX mode)
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IBM Proprinter emulation
(I239X mode)
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PostScript 3
PCL6
Resident fonts:
84 scalable fonts, and 7 bitmap fonts
RAM:
64 MB, expandable up to 512 MB
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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 (11,483.5 feet) or less
Mechanical
Dimensions
and weight:
Durability:
Height:
428.0 mm (16.9 in.)
Width:
468.0 mm (18.4 in.)
Depth:
404.0 mm (15.9 in.)
Weight:
Approx. 20.9 kg (46.1 lb) without
consumable installed
Printing Volume:
Maximum 150,000 sheets/month
Average 10,000 sheets/month
Electrical
110 V to 120 V
Model
(Model JEA-2)
220 to 240 V Model
(Model JEB-2)
Voltage
110 V-120 V ± 10%
220 V-240 V ± 10%
Rated frequency
50 Hz / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
50 Hz / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
Rated current
9.8 A
4.9 A
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Power
consum
ption
During
printing*
110 V to 120 V
Model
(Model JEA-2)
220 to 240 V Model
(Model JEB-2)
Maximum
945 W@110V
959 W@220V
Average
539 Wh
538 Wh
78 Wh
76 Wh
7 Wh
10 Wh
During standby mode
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Average
Sleep mode
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* Includes optional cassette unit.
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Standards and approvals
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U.S. model:
Safety
UL 60950
CSA No.60950
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
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A
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European model:
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Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC EN 60950
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 60825-1
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
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Australian model:
EMC
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AS/NZS 3548 Class 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.
CDRH regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for
laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. The label shown below
indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be
attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
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PostScript
Language
Adobe PostScript 3
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Emulation name
in PJL: POSTSCRIPT
in EJL: PS
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AppleTalk protocol
Entity Type: LaserWriter
Emulation Type: POSTSCRIPT-00
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Interfaces
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Parallel interface
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Use the IEEE 1284-I compliant parallel interface connector.
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ECP mode/Nibble mode
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USB interface
USB 1.1
Note:
Only computers equipped with a USB connector and running Windows
Me, 98, XP, or 2000 support the USB interface.
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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
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4
Product number:
Paper size:
C12C802091
A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Government
Letter, Executive, Government Legal,
F4, Mon, Com #10, DL, C5, C6, ISO-B5
Paper weight:
60 to 216 g/m² (16 to 43.4 lb)
Paper feed:
One paper cassette mounted
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity up to 550 sheets
(64 g/m²) (Maximum height: 59.4 mm)
Paper types:
Plain paper, thick paper, transparencies,
envelopes
Power supply:
DC 24V - 1A supplied by the printer
Power consumption:
3.3V - 0.1A
Dimensions and
weight:
Height:
143 mm (5.6 in.)
Width:
422 mm (16.6 in.)
Depth:
455 mm (17.9 in.)
Weight:
6.3 kg (13.2 lb)
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Stacker
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Product number:
C12C802111
Output capacity:
Up to 500 sheets
Paper size:
Regular or custom paper sizes within the
following size:
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Width: 89.90 - 215.90 mm
Length: 139.70 - 355.60 mm
However, when using custom size
paper that is 76.2 mm to 89.9 mm wide
and 127.0 mm to 139.7 mm long, the
paper cannot be output to the Stacker so
it is output to the face-down tray.
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A
A
Paper types:
Plain paper, thick paper
Power supply:
DC 24V - 0.4A supplied by the printer
Power consumption:
3.3V - 0.2A
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Height:
227 mm (8.9 in.)
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Width:
418 mm (16.5 in.)
Depth:
313 mm (12.3 in.)
Weight:
2.6 kg (5.7 lb)
Dimensions and weight:
A
A
A
Duplex Unit
Product number:
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C12C802101
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Paper size:
Regular paper sizes (excluding
envelopes)
Paper types:
Plain paper, thick paper
Power supply:
DC 24V - 0.4A supplied by the printer
Power consumption:
3.3V - 0.1A
Dimensions and weight:
Height:
219 mm (8.6 in.)
Width:
352 mm (13.9 in.)
Depth:
96 mm (3.8 in.)
Weight:
1.9kg (4.2 lb)
Hard Disk Drive
Product number:
C12C824061*
Capacity:
20 GB
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive
89/336/EEC.
Memory modules (EPL-N3000 only)
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:
16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB or 256 MB
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Imaging cartridge
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Product number:
S051111
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 C (32 to 95 F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
Life of factory-installed:
Average of 6,000 pages of
continuous printing
Life of replacement cartridges:
Average of 17,000 pages of
continuous printing
(under the conditions of A4 size
paper, continuous printing, and 5%
print ratio)
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Fuser Unit 120/220
S053016, S053017
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 C (32 to 95 F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
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A
The actual number of pages you can print with an imaging
cartridge varies depending on the type of printing.
Product number*:
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A
A
Life:
Average of 200,000 pages of
(under the conditions of A4 size continuous printing
A
paper, continuous printing, and
5% print ratio)
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* Product number varies by location.
❏ Service life may be shortened by repeatedly warming up the
printer, or by frequently printing on envelopes, labels, thick
paper, or transparencies.
❏ The actual number of pages you can print before replacing the
fuser unit varies depending on the type of printing.
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Safety Information
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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c
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 these precautions carefully to ensure safe,
efficient operation:
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❏ Because the printer weighs approximately 20.9 kg (46.1 lb)
without the imaging cartridge 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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A
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❏ Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to
touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HOT SURFACE,
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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A
A
Unless specifically instructed in this guide, do not insert your
hand into the her, as it may be very hot.
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*Unless specifically instructed in this guide, do not insert your hand into the her, as it may be
very hot.
❏ 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 them on
a clean, smooth surface.
❏ Do not attempt to modify an imaging cartridge or take them
apart. They cannot be refilled.
❏ Do not touch the toner. Keep the toner away from your eyes.
❏ Do not dispose of used imaging cartridge and fuser unit 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.
❏ Be sure to keep consumables 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.
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❏ Use only an outlet that meets the power requirements of this
printer.
Important Safety Instructions
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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.
ENERGY STAR® Compliance
As an International ENERGY STAR® Partner,
EPSON has determined that this product meets the
International ENERGY STAR® Program 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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❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage that requires repair by a qualified service
representative.
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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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Appendix B
B
Functions of the Control Panel
B
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:
❏ Changing the emulation modes and selecting the IES
(Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
B
B
B
B
B
B
❏ 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
B
B
For a complete description of the items and settings available in
the control panel menus, see “Control Panel Menus” on page 343.
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B
1. When the printer’s Ready light is on, press any of the control
panel buttons shown below accesses the control panel menus.
2. Use the
menus.
Up and
Down buttons to scroll through the
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 by an asterisk (YYYY *ZZZZ), or
only an item (YYYY).
4. Use the
Up and
items, or press the
level.
Down buttons to scroll through the
Back button to return to the previous
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
Up and
Down buttons to scroll through
available settings, and press the
Enter button to select a
setting and return to the previous level. Press the
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 343.
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6. Press the N Start/Stop button to exit the control panel menus.
B
Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data
B
Print jobs stored on the printer’s optional Hard Disk Drive using
the Re-Print Job, Verify Job, and Stored Job options of the Reserve
Job function can be printed and deleted using the control panel’s
Quick Print Job Menu. Jobs saved using the Confidential Job
option can be printed from the Confidential Job Menu.
Using the Quick Print Job Menu
B
B
B
Follow these steps to print or delete Re-Print Job, Verify Job, and
Stored Job data:
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Standby, then
press the
Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the
Down button repeatedly until Quick Print
Job Menu appears on the LCD panel, then press the
Enter
button.
3. Use the
Down or
Up button to scroll to the
appropriate user name, then press the
Enter button.
B
B
B
B
4. Use the
Down or
Up button to scroll to the
appropriate job name, then press the
Enter button.
B
5. To specify the number of copies you want to print, press the
Enter button, then use the
Down and
Up
buttons to select the number of copies.
B
To delete the print job without printing any copies, press the
Down button to display Delete on the LCD panel.
B
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6. Press the
data.
Enter button to start printing or to delete the
Using the Confidential Job Menu
Follow these steps to print or delete Confidential Job data:
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Standby, then
press the
Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the
Down button repeatedly until
ConfidentialJobMenu appears on the LCD panel, then press
the
Enter button.
3. Use the
Down or
Up button to scroll to the
appropriate user name, then press the
Enter button.
4. Enter your 4-digit password by using the corresponding
buttons, as shown below.
Note:
❏ Passwords are always 4 digits.
❏ Passwords consist of numbers from 1 through 4.
❏ If no print jobs have been saved with the password you entered,
Password Error appears briefly on the LCD panel then the
printer exits the control panel menus. Confirm the password
and try again.
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5. Use the
Down or
Up button to scroll to the
appropriate job name, then press the
Enter button.
B
6. To specify the number of copies you want to print, press the
Enter button, then use the
Down and
Up
buttons to select the number of copies.
To delete the print job without printing any copies, press the
Down button to display Delete on the LCD panel.
7. Press the
data.
Enter button to start printing or to delete the
B
B
B
B
Control Panel Menus
For a summary of the control panel menus, see the table below.
For details on the items and settings on the menus, see the
descriptions for each menu later in this section.
Control panel menu summary
The following table shows the order in which control panel menus
and menu items appear on the LCD panel.
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
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Press the
Up and
Down buttons to scroll through the
menus. The menus and menu items appear in the order shown
below.
Menu
Items
Information Menu
Status Sheet, Reserve Job List*1, Form Overlay List*2,
NetworkStatus Sheet*3, AUX Status Sheet* 4, PS3
Status Sheet*4, PS3 Font List*4, LJ4 Font Sample,
ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X Font
Sample, Toner, Total Pages
Tray Menu
MP Tray Size, LC1 Size, LC2 Size*4, LC3 Size*4, MP
Type, LC1 Type, LC2 Type*4, LC3 Type*4,
Emulation Menu
Parallel, USB, Network, AUX*4
Printing Menu
Page Size, Wide A4, Orientation, Resolution, RITech,
Toner Save, Density, Image Optimum, Top Offset,
LeftOffset, T Offset B*11, L Offset B*11
Setup Menu
Lang, Time Out, Paper Source, Out Bin, Stacker*11,
MP Mode, ManualFeed, Copies, Duplex*12 ,
Binding*12, Start Page*12, Offset Stacking*11, Paper
Type, Skip Blank Page, Auto Eject Page, Size Ignore,
Auto Cont, Page Protect, Toner Out, LCD Contrast
Reset Menu
Clear Warning, Clear All Warnings, Reset, Reset All,
SelecType Init, Reset Fuser Counter
Quick Print Job
Menu*5
-
ConfidentialJobMe
nu*6
-
Parallel Menu*9
Parallel I/F, Speed, Bi-D, Buffer Size
9
USB Menu*
USB I/F, Buffer Size
Network Menu*9
Network I/F, Network Config, Get IPAddress*7, IP*7*8,
SM*7*8, GW*7*8, NetWare, AppleTalk, MS Network,
Rendezvous, Link Speed, Buffer Size
AUX Menu*4 *9
AUX I/F, AUX Config, Get IPAddress, IP, SM, GW,
NetWare, AppleTalk, MS Network, Rendezvous, AUX
Init, Buffer Size
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Menu
Items
LJ4 Menu
FontSource, Font Number, Pitch*10, Height*10,
Symset, Form, Source Symset, Dest Symset, CR
Function, LF Function, Tray Assign
GL2 Menu
GLMode, Scale, Origin, Pen, End, Join, Pen0 to Pen6
PS3 Menu
Error Sheet, Image Protect
ESCP2 Menu
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T.Margin, Text, CGTable,
Country, Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image, ZeroChar
FX Menu
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T.Margin, Text, CGTable,
Country, Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image, ZeroChar
I239X Menu
Font, Pitch, Code Page, T.Margin, Text, Auto CR, Auto
LF, Alt. Graphics, Bit Image, ZeroChar, CharacterSet
B
B
B
B
*1 This item appears only when the jobs are stored by using the Quick Print Job feature.
*2 This item appears only when Form Overlay data exists.
*3 This item appears only when the Network I/F setting in the Emulation Menu is on.
*4 This item appears only when the corresponding option is installed.
*5 This Item appears only when there is print job data stored in the printer’s Hard Disk
Drive to be printed by using the Quick Print Job Menu.
*6 This Item appears only when there is print job data stored in the printer’s Hard Disk
Drive to be printed by using the Confidential Job Menu.
*7 Available only when Network Config is set to Yes.
*8 When Get IPAddress is set to Auto, all items between IP and GW are not available.
Their default values will be used.
B
B
B
B
B
*9 The settings are activated after turning the printer off and then on.
*10The item appears when the appropriate font setting is selected.
*11The item appears when the optional Stacker is installed.
B
*12The item appears when the optional Duplex Unit is installed.
Information Menu
B
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.
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B
Press the
Down or
Up button to select an item. Press
the
Enter button to print a sheet or font sample.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Status Sheet
Reserve Job
List*1
Form Overlay List*2
Network Status
Sheet*3
-
AUX Status Sheet*4
-
PS3 Status Sheet
-
PS3 Font List
-
LJ4 Font Sample
-
ESCP2 Font Sample
-
FX Font Sample
-
I239X Font Sample
-
Toner
E******F
Total Pages
0 to 99999999
*1 This item appears only when the jobs are stored by using the Quick Print Job feature.
*2 This item appears only when Form Overlay data exists.
*3 This item appears only when the Network I/F setting in the Emulation Menu is on.
*4 Available only when an optional interface card is installed.
Status Sheet, AUX Status Sheet, PS3 Status Sheet
Prints a sheet showing the current printer settings and installed
options. These sheets can be useful to confirm whether options
have been installed correctly.
Reserve Job List
Prints a list of reserved print jobs stored in the optional Hard Disk
Drive.
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Form Overlay List
Prints a list of the form overlays stored in the optional Hard Disk
Drive.
B
B
Network Status Sheet
Prints a sheet showing the working status of the network.
PS3 Font List, LJ4 Font Sample, ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font
Sample, I239X Font Sample
Prints a list or sample of the fonts available for your selected
printer emulation.
B
B
B
Toner
Displays the amount of toner left in the imaging cartridge as
shown below:
E******F
(About 100 to 84%)
E***** F
(About 83 to 67%)
E****
F
(About 66 to 51%)
E***
F
(About 50 to 34%)
E**
F
(About 33 to 17%)
E*
F
(About 16 to 1%)
E
F
(0%)
B
B
B
B
B
B
Total Pages
Displays the total number of pages printed by the printer (0 to
99999999).
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B
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 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.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
MP Tray Size
Auto, A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE,
F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
LC1 Size
A4, A5, B5, LT, LGL, GLG, EXE
LC2 Size*
A4, A5, B5, LT, LGL, GLG, EXE
LC3 Size*
A4, A5, B5, LT, LGL, GLG, EXE
MP Type
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Trnsprncy,
Labels
LC1 Type
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Trnsprncy,
Labels
LC2 Type*
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Trnsprncy,
Labels
LC3 Type*
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Trnsprncy,
Labels
* Available only when the optional 550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit is installed.
MP Tray Size
Select your paper size from this menu.
LC1 Size/LC2 Size/LC3 Size
Displays the paper size loaded in the standard and optional
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit.
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MP Type
B
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
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit.
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,
ESC P2, FX, GL2, or I239X 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, GL2
USB
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, GL2
Network
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, GL2
AUX*
B
B
B
B
B
B
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, GL2
B
* Available only when an optional Type-B interface card is installed.
B
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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B
B
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Page Size*
A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, 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
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
LeftOffset
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
T Offset B**
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
L Offset B**
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
* Default paper sizes are automatically detected.
** Available only when the 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.
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Resolution
B
Specifies the printing resolution.
RITech
Turning RITech on produces smoother and crisper lines, text, and
graphics.
Toner Save
When this setting is selected, the printer saves toner by
substituting a gray shade for the black inside of characters. The
characters are outlined in full black on the right and lower edges.
B
B
B
Density
Specifies the printing density.
B
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.
B
B
Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical printing position of the
page.
c
B
Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
B
B
Left Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the horizontal printing position of the
page. This is useful for fine adjustments.
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B
c
Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
T Offset B
Adjusts the vertical printing position on the back of the paper
when printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back
is not where you expected.
L Offset B
Adjusts the horizontal printing position on the back of the paper
when printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back
is not where you expected.
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)
B
Lang
English, Français, Deutsch, ITALIANO,
ESPAÑOL, SVENSKA, Dansk, Nederl.,
SUOMI, Português
B
Time Out
0, 5... 60 ... 300 in 1 minute increments
Paper Source
Auto, MP, LC1, LC2*, LC3*
Out Bin
Face-down, Stacker*
Stacker*
Face-down, No Face-dwn
MP Mode
Normal, Last
ManualFeed
Off, 1stPage, EachPage
Copies
1 to 999
Duplex*
Off, On
Binding*
Long Edge, Short Edge
Start Page*
Front, Back
Offset Stacking*
Off, On
Paper Type
Normal, Thick, ExtraThk, Trnsprnc
Skip Blank Page**
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 ... 7 ... 15
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
* Available only when the corresponding option is installed.
B
** Available only when in PCL5e, ESC/Page, ESC/P2, or I239X mode.
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Lang
Specifies the language displayed on the LCD panel and that
printed on the status sheet.
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,
the standard cassette, or from the optional Universal Cassette
Unit, when Normal is selected as the Paper Type setting.
If you select Auto, paper feeds from the paper source containing
paper that matches your Paper Size setting.
If an envelope size (IB5, C10, C5, DL, MON, C6) is selected as the
Page Size setting, paper always feeds from the MP tray. If you
select Thick, Thick N, Thick R, or Trnsprnc as the Paper Type
setting, paper always feeds from the MP tray.
Out Bin
Specifies the output tray when the optional Stacker is installed.
Stacker
The stacker has been removed while the printer was on. Turn the
printer off, reinstall the Stacker, and then turn the printer on
again.
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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.
B
B
B
Manual Feed
Allows you to select the manual feed mode for the MP tray. For
details on the manual feed mode, see “Manually feeding paper”
on page 19.
Copies
Designates the number of copies to be printed, from 1 through
999.
Duplex
B
B
B
B
Turns duplex printing on or off.
Binding
B
Specifies the binding direction of the printout.
Start Page
Specifies whether printing starts from the front or back of the
page.
Offset Stacking
Specifies whether or not to sort the printouts right and left for each
print job.
B
B
B
B
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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 or Trnsprnc is selected.
Skip Blank Page
Enables you to skip blank pages when printing. This setting is
available when you print in the PCL5e, ESC/Page, ESCP2, FX, or
I239X mode.
Auto Eject Page
Specifies whether or not to eject paper when the limit specified in
the Time Out setting is reached. The default is Off, which means
paper is not ejected when the time-out limit is reached.
Size Ignore
If you want to ignore a paper size error, select On. When you turn
this item on, the printer keeps printing even if the image size
exceeds the printable area for the specified paper size. This may
cause smudges because of the toner that is not transferred onto
the paper properly. When this item is turned off, the printer stops
printing if a paper size error occurs.
Auto Cont
When you turn this setting on, the printer automatically continues
printing after a certain period of time when one of the following
errors occurs: Paper Set, Print Overrun, or Mem Overflow. When
this option is off, you must press the N Start/Stop button to
resume printing.
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Page Protect
Allocates additional printer memory for printing data, as
opposed to receiving it. You may need to turn this setting on if
you are printing a very complex page. If a Print Overrun error
message appears on the LCD panel during printing, turn this
setting on and reprint your data. This reduces the amount of
memory reserved for receiving data so your computer may take
longer to send the print job, but it will allow you to print complex
jobs. Page Protect usually works best when Auto is selected. You
will need to increase your printer’s memory if memory errors
continue to occur.
Note:
Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures the printer’s memory,
which causes any downloaded fonts to be deleted.
Toner Out
Specifies whether the printer stops printing when the printer is
running out of toner. If you select Continue, you can continue
printing after clearing the warning message. However, it may
cause problems such as faint print.
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
LCD Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the LCD panel. Use the
Up and
Down buttons to set the contrast between 0 (lowest contrast) and
15 (highest contrast.)
B
B
Quick Print Job Menu
This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs that were stored
in the printer’s Hard Disk Drive using the Quick Print Job feature
(Re-Print Job, Verify Job, Stored Job) of the printer driver’s
Reserve Job function. For instructions on using this menu, see
“Using the Quick Print Job Menu” on page 341.
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B
B
Confidential Job Menu
This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs stored in the
printer’s Hard Disk Drive using the Confidential Job feature of
the printer driver’s Reserve Job function. You need to enter the
correct password to access this data. For instructions on using this
menu, see “Using the Confidential Job Menu” on page 342.
Reset Menu
This menu allows you to cancel printing and reset the printer
settings.
Clear Warning
Clears the last warning message that appear on the LCD panel.
Clear All Warnings
Clears all warning messages that appeared on the LCD panel and
are still stored in the printer’s memory.
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.
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SelecType Init
Restores the control panel menu settings to their default values.
Yellow Regist, Magenta Regist, and Cyan Regist settings are not
reset.
Reset Fuser Counter
B
B
B
Reset the fuser unit life when you replace the fuser unit.
B
Parallel Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the computer when using the parallel interface.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Parallel I/F
On, Off
Speed
Fast, Normal
Bi-D
Nibble, ECP, Off
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
B
B
B
Parallel I/F
Allows you to activate or deactivate the parallel interface.
B
Speed
Specifies the pulse width of the ACKNLG signal when receiving
data in the Compatibility mode or Nibble mode. When Fast is
selected, the pulse width is about 1 µs. When Normal is selected,
the pulse width is about 10 µs.
Bi-D
Allows you to specify the bidirectional communication mode.
When you select Off, bidirectional communication is disabled.
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B
B
B
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 358.
❏ 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.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
USB I/F
On, Off
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
USB I/F
Allows you to activate or deactivate the USB interface.
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.
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Note:
❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for
more than five seconds then turn it back on. Or, you can perform a
Reset All operation, as explained in “Reset Menu” on page 358.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready light
is not flashing when you reset the printer.
B
B
B
Network Menu
B
See the Network Guide for each setting.
B
AUX Menu
See the Network Guide for each setting.
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
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LJ4 Menu
These settings control the fonts and symbol sets when in the LJ4
mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font Source
Resident, Download*
Font Number
0 to 65535 (depending on your settings)
Pitch**
0.44 ... 10.00 ... 99.99 cpi in 0.01-cpi increments
Height**
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, PcIcelandic, PcLt774, PcTurk1,
PcPortugues, PcEt850, PcTurk2, PcCanFrench,
PcSl437, PcNordic, 8859-3 ISO, 8859-4 ISO,
WiBaltic, WiEstonian, WiLatvian, Mazowia,
CodeMJK, BpBRASCII, BpAbicomp, PcGk437,
PcGk851, PcGk869, 8859-7 ISO, WiGreek,
Europe3, PcCy855, PcCy866, PcLt866, PcUkr866,
PcLit771, 8859-5 ISO, WiCyrillic, Bulgarian,
Hebrew7, 8859-8 ISO, Hebrew8, PcHe862,
Arabic8, PcAr864, 8859-6 ISO, OCR A, OCR B,
Pc866Cyr, Pc866Ukr, WinCyr, ISOCyr, Pc8Grk,
Pc851Grk, WinGrk, ISOGrk, Greek8, Pc862Heb,
Pc864Ara, HPWARA
Form
5 ... 64 ... 128 lines
Source SymSet
0 ... 277 ... 3199
Dest SymSet
0 ... 277 ... 3199
CR Function
CR, CR + LF
LF Function
LF, CR + LF
Tray Assign
4, 4K, 5S
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* Available only when the download fonts are installed.
Note:
If you normally use the HP LaserJet 4 printer driver when printing, you
should change settings using this driver whenever you can. Printer
driver settings always override the LJ4 Menu options.
FontSource
B
B
B
Sets the default font source.
B
Font Number
Sets the default font number for the default font source. The
available number depends on the settings you made.
B
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.
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B
B
B
B
B
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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.
Source SymSet, Dest SymSet
Available only in certain locations where printers are sold with a
special ROM module installed to handle specific languages.
CR Function, LF Function
These functions are included for users of particular operating
systems, such as UNIX.
Tray Assign
Changes the assignment for the paper source select command.
When 4 is selected, the commands are set as compatible with the
HP LaserJet 4. When 4K is selected, the commands are set as
compatible with the HP LaserJet 4000, 5000, and 8000. When 5S
is selected, the commands are set as compatible with the HP
LaserJet 5Si.
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GL2 Menu
This menu lets you set the printer to emulate a plotter, allowing
you to use software which requires a plotter for output. The
LJ4GL2 mode is similar to the GL/2 mode supported in the HP
LaserJet 4 mode. The GLlike mode emulates some of the HP-GL
plotter commands and includes all the commands found in HP’s
GL/2 mode, as well as two additional commands.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
GL Mode
LJ4GL2, GLlike
Scale
Off, A0, A1, A2, A3
Origin
Corner, Center
Pen
Pen0, Pen1, Pen2*, Pen3*, Pen4*, Pen5*,
Pen6*
End
Butt, Square, Triangular, Round
Join
Mitered, Miteredbeveled, Triangular, Round,
Beveled, None
Pen 0 through 6
0.05 ... 0.35 ... 5.00 mm in 0.05-mm increments
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Printer’s paper size setting
Driver (plotter selection)
HP-GL/2 or HP-GL
Pen configuration
Pen thickness
Plot origin
Center or Corner
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B
You may need to change the following print options in your
application, depending on your output needs. Check these
settings to make sure they match the data you are trying to print.
Paper size
B
B
Before you start printing in the GL/2 mode
Settings
B
B
* Available only when GLlike is selected as the GL Mode.
Print Options
B
B
B
B
B
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Settings
Orientation
GLlike offers landscape only
LJ4GL2 offers landscape and portrait
If you need to configure the printer settings, first switch to the
GL/2 emulation mode, then change the settings using the printer
driver, or the control panel menus.
Note:
Settings or data saved in the printer’s RAM (such as downloaded fonts)
may be erased when you change the emulation mode.
GL Mode
Specifies whether the printer uses a direct emulation of the GL/2
plotter language, or the HP LaserJet 4 emulation of GL/2.
Scale
Specifies whether the output from the software is scaled. The scale
factor is based on the output paper size of the application.
Origin
Specifies whether the logical origin of the “plotter” is the corner
or the center of the paper.
Pen
Allows you to choose a pen which you can then set the thickness
for in the Pen 0 through 6 item. The LJ4GL2 mode supports two
pens (0 and 1), while the GLlike mode supports seven pens (0
through 6).
End
Specifies the way in which lines end.
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Join
B
Specifies the way in which lines are joined.
Pens 0 through 6
Allows you to set the thickness of the pens used to make the
printout. Pen 0 and Pen 1 are available in the LJ4GL2 mode, and
Pen 0 through Pen 6 are available in the GLlike mode.
B
B
B
PS3 Menu
These settings are available in the PS3 mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Error Sheet
Off, On
Image Protect
Off, On
B
B
B
Error Sheet
When you select On, the printer prints out an error sheet.
B
Image Protect
Allows you to specify whether to employ lossy compression.
Lossy compression refers to a data compression technique in
which some amount of data is lost.
B
B
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ESCP2 Menu
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in the ESC/P 2 emulation mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif, Roman
T, Orator S, Sans H, Script, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
Text
1... 66... xxxlines
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2,
PcIcelandic, PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII,
BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1,
8859-15ISO, PcSl437, 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)
Font
Selects the font.
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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
B
B
B
Turns condensed printing on or off.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches. The
smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
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B
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 413 for samples of
the characters in each country’s symbol set.
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B
B
B
B
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Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off,
the printer does not print any characters beyond the right margin
and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically
by most applications.
Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
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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B
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif, Script,
Orator S, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
Text
1... 66... xxxlines
B
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2,
PcIcelandic, PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII,
BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1,
8859-15ISO
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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)
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B
B
B
B
B
Font
Selects the font.
B
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.
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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 413 for samples of
the characters in each country’s symbol set.
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Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off,
the printer does not print any characters beyond the right margin
and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically
by most applications.
Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
I239X Menu
B
The I239X mode emulates IBM® 2390/2391 Plus commands.
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These settings are available only when the printer is in the I239X
mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script,
Presentor, Sans Serif
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24 cpi, Prop.
Code Page
437, 850, 858, 860, 863, 865
T. Margin
0.30 ... 0.40 ...1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
Text
1 ... 67... xxxlines
Auto CR
Off, On
Auto LF
Off, On
Alt. Graphics
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
CharacterSet
1, 2
Font
Selects the font.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch). You can also choose
proportional spacing.
Code Page
Selects the character tables. Character tables contain the
characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer
prints text based on the selected character table.
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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.
B
B
B
B
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.
B
B
B
B
B
Alt.Graphics
Turns the Alternate Graphics option on or off.
B
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.
CharacterSet
Selects character table 1 or 2.
Support Menu
Enter the Support Mode by pressing the
Down button while
turning the printer on, to make the Support Menu appears.
LCD Backlight
Set the LCD control setting. When Auto is selected, the printer
controls the backlight of the LCD panel automatically. When the
printer is in sleep mode, the backlight is off.
When On is selected, the LCD backlight is always on.
HDD format
Formats the Hard Disk Drive in the printer, if one is installed.
PS3 HDD Init
Initializes the hard disk drive area where PostScript information
is stored, if both PostScript 3 and a hard disk drive are installed.
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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
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Font Name
Family
HP Equivalent
Antique Olive
Medium, Bold, Italic
Antique Olive
Garamond
Antiqua, Halbfett, Kursiv, Kursiv
Halbfett
Garamond
Marigold
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Marigold
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
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ITC Zapf
Chancery
Medium Italic
Symbol
-
Symbol
SymbolPS
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SymbolPS
Wingdings
-
Wingdings
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Font Name
Family
HP Equivalent
Letter Gothic
Medium, Bold, Italic
Letter Gothic
Naskh
Medium, Bold
Naskh
Koufi
Medium, Bold
Koufi
CourierPS
Medium, Bold, Oblique, Bold
Oblique
CourierPS
Line Printer
-
Line Printer
OCR A
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-
OCR B
-
-
Code39
9.37cpi, 4.68cpi
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EAN/UPC
Medium, Bold
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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.
ESC/P 2 and FX modes
Font Name
Family
Courier
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
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EPSON Roman
-
EPSON Sans serif
-
Arial
Medium, Bold
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Letter Gothic
Medium, Bold
Times New Roman
Medium, Bold
EPSON Script
-
OCR A
-
OCR B
-
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.
I239X mode
Font Name
Family
Courier
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
-
EPSON Gothic
-
EPSON Orator
-
EPSON Script
-
EPSON Presentor
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EPSON Sans serif
-
OCR B
-
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
The EPL-N3000 comes with 17 PostScript 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.
Refer to “PostScript Font Samples” on page 415 to see what these
fonts actually look like.
Printing font samples
1. Make sure that paper is loaded.
2. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Standby, then
press the
Enter button.
3. Press the
Down button to select the font sample for the
appropriate mode.
Enter button to print the selected font sample
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You can install more fonts into your Windows operating system.
Most font packages include an installer or font management
utility for this purpose.
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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.
4. Press the
sheet.
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Take note of the following regarding fonts and the Windows
operating system:
❏ TrueType fonts work with all versions of the Windows
operating system.
❏ You can install a maximum of approximately 800 TrueType
fonts in Windows ME, 98, or 95.
❏ To use PostScript Type 1 fonts in Windows Me/98/95 or
Windows NT, you need to use Adobe Type Manager (ATM),
ATM Deluxe, or ATM Light. You can download Adobe’s
freely distributable ATM Light for Windows from Adobe’s
Web site. If you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000,
you do not need to install ATM since it is part of the operating
system already.
You can also install fonts from within the Fonts window. To access
this window, open the Control Panel and double-click the Fonts
icon. Once installed, the fonts are available in all your Windows
applications.
Selecting Fonts
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.
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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.
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.
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Installing PostScript Screen Fonts
You need to install the PostScript screen fonts using Adobe Type
Manager so that the fonts in the printout will be identical to the
fonts that you see on the screen. The PostScript screen fonts are
located in the PS3_fnts folder on the CD-ROM that shipped with
your printer. You can print PostScript files even if the screen fonts
are not installed. However, the fonts in the printout will not be
exactly the same as the fonts on the screen.
For instructions on installing screen fonts using Adobe Type
Manager, see Adobe Type Manager’s online help.
Note:
To install the PostScript screen fonts, make sure that your hard disk has
at least 6 MB of free space.
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EPSON Font Manager
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 Me, 98, 95, XP, 2000,
or NT 4.0
Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher
Hard disk:
At least 9 MB of free space
Installing EPSON Font Manager
Follow these steps to install EPSON Font Manager.
1. 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, and click OPEN in the menu that
appears.Then double-click Epsetup.exe.
2. Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen
appears, read the statement and then click Agree.
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5. Select the EPSON Font Manager check box and click Install.
Then follow the on-screen instructions.
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EPSON Font Manager is now installed on your computer.
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EPSON BarCode Fonts
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.
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.
Code39
EPSON
Code39
No
No
EPSON
Code39 CD
No
Yes
Printing of
OCR-B and
check digits can
be specified with
the font name.
EPSON
Code39 CD
Num
Yes
Yes
EPSON
Code39 Num
Yes
No
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Standard
EPSON
BarCode
OCR-B
Check
Digit
Comments
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
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Operating system: Microsoft Windows Me, 98, 95, Windows XP,
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meet the following requirements:
Hard disk:
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EPSON BarCode Fonts can only be used with EPSON printer drivers.
Installing EPSON BarCode Fonts
Follow these steps 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.
❏ 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.
3. Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen
appears, read the statement and then click Agree.
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6. Select the EPSON BarCode Font check box and click Install.
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Follow these steps 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.
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, then set the
font size and click OK.
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In Windows XP, 2000, and NT 4.0, 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, then select your EPSON
printer and click Properties. Make the following printer
driver settings. EPL-N3000 is a color printer. See the Color
Printer Driver section in the table below.
Monochrome
Printer Driver
Color Printer
Driver
Host Based
Monochrome
Printer Driver
Color
(not available)
Black
(not available)
Print Quality
600 dpi
600 dpi
600 dpi
Toner Save
Not selected
Not selected
Not selected
Zoom Options
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)
Printing Mode
(in the Extended
Settings dialog
box accessed
through the
Optional
Settings tab)
(not available)
High Quality
(Printer)
(not available)
6. Click OK to print the bar code.
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.
Notes on inputting and formatting bar codes
Please note the following when inputting and formatting bar code
characters:
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❏ Do not apply shading or special character formatting, such as
bold, italic, or underline.
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❏ 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.
❏ For best results, use only the font sizes recommended in
“BarCode Font specifications” on page 394 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.
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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/NT). 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
❏ Check digit
❏ OCR-B
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❏ EAN-13 is the standard 13-digit EAN bar code.
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characters can be input.
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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/NT). 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
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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/NT). 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
❏ Center bar
❏ Check digit
❏ OCR-B
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❏ UPC-E is the UPC-A zero-suppression (deletes extra zeros)
bar code specified by the American Universal Product Code
(UPC Symbol Specification Manual).
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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/NT). 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
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❏ Check digit
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❏ The numeral “0”
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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.
Character type
Alphanumeric characters (A to Z, 0 to 9)
Symbols (- . space $ / + %)
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/NT).
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/NT).
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:
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❏ Check digit
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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.
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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.
❏ 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/NT). 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
❏ Change code set character
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EPSON ITF
❏ The EPSON ITF fonts conform to the USS Interleaved 2-of-5
standard (American).
❏ Four EPSON ITF 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 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/NT).
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/NT).
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)
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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.
❏ When either a Start or a Stop character is input, Codabar fonts
automatically insert the complementary character.
❏ 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
Numbers (0 to 9)
Symbols (- $ : / . +)
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/NT).
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/NT).
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
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Symbol Sets
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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.
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.
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In the LJ4 Emulation Mode
The following symbol sets are available in LJ4 emulation mode.
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)
PcE.Europe (17U)
PcTk437 (9T)
WiAnsi (19U)
WiE.Europe (9E)
WiTurkish (5T)
Legal (1U)
UK (1E)
Swedis2 (0S)
Italian (0I)
Spanish (2S)
German (1G)
Norweg1 (0D)
French2 (1F)
Roman-9 (4U)
8859-15ISO (9N)
PcEur858 (13U)
PcBlt775 (26U)
Pc1004 (9J)
WiBALT (19L)
DeskTop (7J)
PsText (10J)
Windows (9U)
McText (12J)
MsPublishi (6J)
PiFont (15U)
VeMath (6M)
VeInternational (13J)
VeUS (14J)
19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
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Available typefaces
Symbol set name:
19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Dorit
Malka
Naamit
Naskh
Koufi
Ryadh
PsMath (5M)
19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Dorit
Malka
Naamit
Naskh
Koufi
Ryadh
Line Printer
ANSI ASCII (0U)
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Pc866Cyr (3R)
Pc866Ukr (14R)
WinCyr (9R)
ISOCyr (10N)
Pc8Grk (12G)
Pc851Grk (10G)
WinGrk (9G)
ISOGrk (12N)
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The 19 typefaces refer to those listed below:
CG Omega
Coronet
Clarendon Condensed
Univers Condensed
Antique Olive
Garamond
Marigold
Albertus
Arial
Times New
Helvetica
Helvetica Narrow
Palatino
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
ITC Bookman
New Century Schoolbook
Times
ITC Zapf Chancery Medium Italic
CourierPS
International character sets for ISO
The following are the available international character sets for
ISO.
Character sets:
ANSI ASCII (0U)
French (0F)
Italian (0l)
Swedis 2 (0S)
UK (1E)
HP Spanish (1S)
Chinese (2K)
IRV (2U)
Portuguese (4S)
IBM Spanish (6S)
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Norweg 1 (0D)
HP German (0G)
JlS ASCII (0K)
Norweg 2 (1D)
French 2 (1F)
German (1G)
Spanish (2S)
Swedish (3S)
IBM Portuguese (5S)
In the ESC/P 2 or FX Modes
Character
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OCR B
Courier
EPSON Roman
EPSON Sans
serif
EPSON Prestige
EPSON Script
Letter Gothic
Arial
Times New
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
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
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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
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
* Available only in ESC/P2 mode.
Times New is a type face compatible with RomanT.
Letter Gothic is a type face compatible with OratorS.
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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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 411.
The available fonts are EPSON Sans Serif, Courier, EPSON
Prestige, EPSON Gothic, EPSON Presentor, EPSON Orator, and
EPSON Script.
In the EPSON GL/ 2 Mode
The available symbol sets in the EPSON GL/ 2 mode are the same
as those in LaserJet4 emulation mode. See “In the LJ4 Emulation
Mode” on page 408.
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PostScript Font Samples
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Appendix F
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Notice for Windows XP Users
To use this product on the computer running Windows XP Service
Pack 2, follow the steps below to change the settings in Windows
Firewall.
Note:
If you register programs to Windows Firewall as exceptions, ports used
by the programs are open to incoming communication from an external
network. Each time that you allow an exception for a program to
communicate through Windows Firewall, your computer is made more
vulnerable. If you have many exceptions and open ports, your computer
can become a victim of unknown intruders or viruses. Epson takes no
responsibilities for damages caused by allowing exception in Windows
Firewall.
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A. Configuring the Network Interface using
EpsonNet WinAssist
If you configure the network interface using the computer
running Windows XP Service Pack 2, follow the steps below to
register the network configuration utility (EpsonNet WinAssist)
to Windows Firewall as exceptions; otherwise you cannot
configure the network interface because it is not displayed on the
screen of the network configuration utility.
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After installing EpsonNet WinAssist from the software CD-ROM,
make the following settings before configuring the network
interface.
1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then select Security
Center. Click Windows Firewall.
2. Click the Exceptions tab, and then click the Add Program
button.
3. Select EpsonNet WinAssist from the Programs list, and then
click OK.
4. Confirm that the check box for EpsonNet WinAssist is
selected in the Programs and Services list, and then click OK.
B. For EpsonNet WebManager Users
If EpsonNet WebManager is installed on the computer running
Windows XP Service Pack 2, make the following settings;
otherwise the client computers cannot access EpsonNet
WebManager.
1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then select Security
Center. Click Windows Firewall.
2. Click the Exceptions tab, and then click the Add Port button.
3. Enter the name of the port in the Name text box and 8090 in
the Port number text box, and then select the TCP radio
button.
Note:
If necessary, click the Change scope button and then specify the
IP addresses of the client computers for which the port is unblocked.
4. Click OK.
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C. For Laser Printer Users
If you share the laser printers on the computer running
Windows XP Service Pack 2 on the network, client computers
with the following conditions cannot monitor the printers using
EPSON Status Monitor 3:
F
F
F
❏ Client computers running Windows Me/98/95
❏ Client computers located in another network segment
F
Solution
1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then select Security
Center. Click Windows Firewall.
F
2. Click the Exceptions tab, and then click the Add Program
button.
F
3. Click the Browse button.
4. Select the program located in the following folder, using the
Look in pull-down menu.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\
EEBAgent.exe
F
F
F
Note:
❏ Substitute the drive letter for your operating system.
❏ If you have upgraded EPSON Status Monitor 2 to EPSON
Status Monitor 3, select the folder where EPSON Status
Monitor 2 is installed.
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5. Confirm that EEBAgent.exe is registered in the Programs list,
and then click OK.
6. Confirm that the check box for EEBAgent.exe is selected in
the Programs and Services list, and then click OK.
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Glossary
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized way of
assigning codes to characters and control codes. The system is widely used by
manufacturers of computers, printers, and software.
bitmap font
The dot-by-dot representation of a font. Bitmap fonts are displayed on computer
screens and printed on dot matrix printers. See outline font.
buffer
See memory.
character set
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols used in a particular language.
cpi (characters per inch)
A measure of the size of fixed-width text characters.
CR (carriage return)
A control code to return the printing position to the start of the next line after
printing one line.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the printer is turned on, reset, or
initialized.
download
To transfer information from the computer to the printer.
downloaded font
A font that is loaded into the printer’s memory from an outside source, such as
a computer. Also called soft font.
dpi (dots per inch)
The number of dots per inch is a measure of printer resolution. The higher the
number of dots, the higher the resolution.
driver
See printer driver.
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drum
The part of the printer mechanism where the image is formed and transferred to
paper.
emulation
See printer emulation.
FF (Form Feed)
A control code to break the page.
fixed-width font
A font whose characters are allotted the same amount of horizontal space, no
matter the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M receives the same
amount of space as the letter l.
font
A set of characters and symbols that share a common typographic design and
style.
font family
The collection of all sizes and styles of a font.
halftone
A grayscale image that is composed of small dots. The dots can be close together
to create black or more widely spaced to create gray or white areas in the image.
Newspaper photographs are common examples of halftones.
imaging cartridge
The imaging cartridge contains a photosensitive print drum and supply of toner.
initialization
The act of returning the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions).
interface
The connection between the printer and the computer. A parallel interface
transmits data one character or code at a time, while a serial interface transmits
data one bit at a time.
landscape
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives you a page
that is wider than it is high and is useful for printing spreadsheets.
LF (Line Feed)
A control code to start a new line.
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memory
The part of the printer’s electronic system that is used to store information. Some
information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates. Information
that is sent to the printer from the computer (such as downloaded fonts) is stored
in memory temporarily. See also RAM and ROM.
orientation
Refers to the direction in which characters are printed on a page. This direction
is either portrait, where the length of the page is longer than its width, or
landscape, where the width is longer than its length.
outline font
A font whose outline is described mathematically, allowing it to be rendered
(printed or drawn) smoothly at any size.
PCL
The command language built into the Hewlett-Packard® LaserJet® series
printers.
photoconductor unit
A component of the printer that contains a photosensitive print drum, developer
unit, and intermediate transfer unit. The photoconductor fixes the toner on the
paper using heat and pressure.
pitch
A measure of the number of characters per inch (cpi) for fixed-width fonts.
point size
The height of a particular font as measured from the top of the tallest character
to the bottom of the lowest. A point is a typographic unit of measure equivalent
to 1/72 of an inch.
portrait
Printing that is oriented upright on the page (as opposed to landscape, in which
printing is oriented sideways on the page). This is the standard orientation for
printing letters or documents.
ppm (pages per minute)
The number of pages can be printed in one minute.
printer driver
Software that sends instructions to the printer to tell it what to do. For example,
your printer driver accepts print data from your word processor application and
sends instructions to the printer on how to print this data.
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printer emulation
A set of operating commands that determines how data sent from the computer
is interpreted and acted upon. Printer emulations replicate existing printers, such
as the HP LaserJet 4.
proportional font
A font whose characters have varying amounts of horizontal space depending
on the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M takes up more horizontal
space than the lowercase l.
RAM
Random Access Memory. The portion of the printer’s memory used as a buffer
and for storing user-defined characters. All data stored in RAM is lost when the
printer is turned off.
reset
To refresh the printer’s memory and erase the current print jobs.
resident font
A font that is stored permanently in the printer’s memory.
resolution
A measure of the fineness and clarity of images produced by the printer or
monitor. Printer resolution is measured in dots per inch. Monitor resolution is
measured in pixels.
RITech
Resolution Improvement Technology. A feature that smooths the jagged edges
of printed lines or shapes.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A portion of memory that can only be read and cannot be
used for data storage. ROM retains its contents when you turn off the printer.
sans serif font
A font lacking serifs.
scalable font
See outline font.
serif
The small decorative strokes that come off the main lines of a character.
status sheet
A report that lists the printer settings and other printer information.
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symbol set
A collection of symbols and special characters. Symbols are assigned to specific
codes in a character table.
toner
The black powder contained in the imaging cartridge that is used to print images
on the paper.
TrueType
An outline font format that was developed jointly by Apple® Computer and
Microsoft Corporation. TrueType fonts are outline fonts that can be easily resized
for screen display or for printing.
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Index
Numerics
D
550-Sheet Paper Cassette Unit A4, 191
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette
Unit
specifications, 330
Driver (Windows)
accessing, 35
Duplex Unit, 195
E
A
Additional Driver
using, 174
Adobe PostScript 3 Kit
Features, 7
AppleTalk
Special settings under Windows
2000/NT 4.0, 188
AppleTalk, Special settings under
Windows 2000/NT 4.0, 125
B
Balloon help, 138
C
Clearing Jammed Paper, 243
Clients
with Windows Me, 98, or 95, 181
with Windows NT 4.0, 187
with Windows XP or 2000, 182
Confidential Job (Windows), 64
ConfidentialJob Menu, 358
Contacting EPSON, 307
Control panel
settings, 339
Control panel menus
overview of available menus, 343
Control panel settings
when to use, 339
Correcting USB Problems, 285
Customer support, 307
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Envelopes
driver settings, 29
loading, 30
specifications, 322
the use of, 28
EPSON BarCode Fonts
about, 386
formatting, 392
inputting, 392
installing, 388
printing, 390
specifications, 394
system requirements, 387
EPSON Status Monitor 3
accessing, 70
monitoring preferences, 73
printer status, 71
Status Alert window, 75
EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows)
about, 66
F
Fonts
adding, 381
available, 377
downloading, 383
EPSON BarCode Fonts, 386
PS3 mode, 381
selecting, 382
Fuser Unit, 228
Index
427
G
M
Guides
Administrator’s Guide, i
Quick Reference, i
Reference Guide, i
Setup Sheet, i
Memory Module, 204
Memory Problems, 271
O
H
Online help, 123
Operational problems, 261
Hard Disk Drive, 210
P
I
Paper
loading the MP tray, 23
loading the optional 550-Sheet
Lower Paper Cassette Unit, 27
loading the standard lower paper
cassette, 23
printable area, 323
prohibited, 320
specifications, 321, 321
supported media types, 319
Paper jams
All paper cassettes and Cover A, 254
Cover A, 244
Cover A or B, 248
Cover DM, 257
precautions when clearing jams, 243
Paper sources
550-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette
Unit, 17
MP tray, 15
selecting, 17
Standard lower paper cassette, 16
Parallel interface
specifications, 329
Password
entering for Confidential Job, 342
for Confidential Job (Windows), 65
Pickup roller
cleaning, 234
PostScript Font Samples, 415
PostScript printer driver
About, 89, 127
Installing for Mac OS 8.6/9.x, 128
IES (Intelligent Emulation Switch), 7,
89, 127
Imaging Cartridge, 223
Interface Cards, 217
J
Jam A (Cover A), 244
Jam A B (Cover A or B), 248
Jam DM (Cover DM), 257
Jam MP A, Jam C1 A, Jam C2 A, Jam
C3 A (All paper cassettes and
Cover A), 254
Jam STK, 258
Job Management function
Setting, 79
Using, 75
L
Labels
driver settings, 31
specifications, 322
the use of, 31
Loading paper
custom size paper, 33
envelopes, 30
MP tray, 23
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Installing for Mac OS X, 151
Installing for Windows Me/98/95,
90
Installing for Windows NT 4.0, 102
Installing for Windows XP/2000,
112
System requirements, 89, 127
Using with Mac OS 8.6/9.x, 128
Using with Mac OS X, 151
Using with Windows Me/98/95, 90
Using with Windows NT 4.0, 102
Using with Windows XP/2000, 112
PostScript printer driver settings
For Mac OS 8.6/9.x, 138
For Mac OS X, 164
For Windows Me/98/95, 94
For Windows NT 4.0, 104, 106, 109
For Windows XP/2000, 116
Precautions
during operation, 334
power on/off, 338
Precautions During Replacement, 221
Precautions for clearing jammed
paper, 243
Printer
available optional products, 5
cleaning, 233
consumable products, 6
locating, 240
parts, 1
resetting, 307
sharing, 171
specifications, 324
Printer driver
about, 35
uninstalling, 83
Printer driver settings
Using Balloon help, 138
Using online help, 123
Printer settings
duplex printing, 54
extended settings, 55
HDD form overlay (Windows), 51
overlay, 45
print layout, 39
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watermark, 40
Printer setup
Changing (Mac OS 8.6/9.x), 137
Changing (Mac OS X), 164
Printing a Status Sheet, 260
Problems Printing in the PostScript 3
Mode, 273
Problems Using Options, 283
PS3 mode, selecting, 275
Q
Quick Print Job Menu, 341, 357
R
Replacement Messages, 222
Re-Print Job (Windows), 60
Reserve Job
Re-Print Job (Windows), 60
Reserve Job (Windows), 58
Confidential Job (Windows), 64
Stored Job (Windows), 63
Verify Job (Windows), 61
Reserve job function
About, 123
Using, 124
Resetting the printer, 307
RITech, 98
S
Safety
precautions, 334
Selecting the printer (Mac OS 8.6/9.x)
Network connection, 135
USB connection, 132
Selecting the printer (Mac OS X), 153
SPL (Shared Printer Language), 7, 89,
127
Stacker, 199
Status and Error Messages, 294
Status sheet
printing, 260
Index
429
Stored Job (Windows), 63
Symbol sets
EPSON GL/ 2 mode, 414
ESC/P 2 mode, 411
FX mode, 411
I239X mode, 414
international character sets, 413
introduction, 407
ISO sets, 410
LJ4 mode, 408
V
Verify Job (Windows), 61
W
Windows operating system, 285
T
Technical support, 307
Thick paper
driver settings, 32
specifications, 322
Transporting the printer
for long distances, 237
for short distances, 238
Troubleshooting
error messages, 294
LCD panel messages, 294
operational problems, 261
paper handling problems, 272
printout problems, 264
print quality problems, 266
Troubleshooting on Windows
Font and image problems, 278
General printing problems, 276
Network interface, 281
Parallel interface, 280
PostScript documents, 275
USB interface, 281
U
Uninstalling
printer software, 83
USB device driver, 86
USB connection
settings, 80
USB connections, 285
Using
Reserve Job (Windows), 58
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