Epson Stylus 800 - Ink Jet Printer Specifications

EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
Character mode
edge guides
paper support
Character pitch
(characters per inch)
Printable
columns
Draft
Normal (LQ)
10
80
533
400
printer
cover
12
96
640
480
15
120
800
600
output
tray
17 (10 condensed)
137
912
684
20 (12 condensed)
160
1067
800
control
panel
output tray
extensions
black print head
cleaning button
Raster graphics mode (Printable area is 8.27 inches)
load/eject
button
ink cartridge
clamp
color print head
cleaning button
thickness lever
power
button
Print quality
Available dots
CR speed (inches per second)
180 dpi × 180 dpi
1488
26.7
360 dpi × 360 dpi
2976
20
720 dpi × 720 dpi
5952
20
1440 dpi × 720 dpi
5952
10
Resolution
Maximum 1440 × 720 dpi (using driver
MicroWeave)
Input buffer
32KB
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking for text
and graphics
Control code
ESC/P 2™ and expanded raster graphics
code; IBM X24E emulation code;
EPSON remote command
Character tables
1 italic and 10 graphics character tables
Character sets
14 international character sets and 1
legal character set
Bitmap fonts
• EPSON Roman (proportional)
• EPSON Sans Serif (proportional)
• EPSON Courier
• EPSON Prestige
• EPSON Script
Printer Specifications
All bitmap fonts are available in 10, 12,
and 15 cpi. You can select other font/
pitch
combinations using ESC/P commands.
Printing
Printing method
Nozzle
configuration
Printing speed
(characters per second)
paper support extension
On-demand ink jet
Scalable fonts
128 black nozzles (32 × 4, staggered)
64 color nozzles × 3 (cyan, magenta,
yellow)
• EPSON Roman
• EPSON Sans Serif
• EPSON Roman T
• EPSON Sans Serif H
All scalable fonts are available in sizes from 8 to 32 points,
in 2 point increments, and four styles: normal, bold, italic,
and bold italic.
Printable columns
and printing speed Up to 8 pages per minute in black,
7 pages per minute in color
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The printer always uses the fonts you select with your
software application. You need to use the printer’s internal
fonts only if your application doesn’t allow you to select
fonts.
Paper
Paper Type
Size
Paper Types
Thickness
Weight
Single Sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
Plain paper and special ink
jet papers distributed by
EPSON
0.003 to 0.004 inch
(0.08 to 0.11 mm)
17 to 24 lb (64 to 90 g/m2);
use 24 lb (90 g/m2) paper under
normal temperature and humidity
conditions
Transparencies and
glossy media
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm, glossy film only)
Transparencies, glossy
paper, and glossy film
distributed by EPSON
Glossy film and transparencies:
0.0051 to 0.0059 inch
(0.13 to 0.15 mm)
glossy paper:
0.0067 to 0.0071 inch
(0.17 to 0.18 mm)
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Self adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self adhesive sheets
distributed by EPSON
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Envelopes
No. 10 (9.5 × 4.1 inches,
240 × 104 mm)
DL (8.7 × 4.3 inches,
220 × 110 mm)
C6 (4.4 × 6.4 inches,
114 × 162 mm)
Plain, bond, or air mail
paper
0.006 to 0.017 inch
(0.16 to 0.43 mm)
12 to 20 lb (45 to 75 g/m2)
Cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
5 × 8 inches (127 × 203 mm)
8 × 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
Ink jet cards distributed by
EPSON
0.0091 inch (0.23 mm)
50.7 lb (188 g/m 2)
Notes:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may
be changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot
guarantee the use of any particular brand or type of paper.
Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs.
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper
jams and other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to
a higher grade of paper.
Do not load curled or folded paper, envelopes, or
transparencies.
Print on ink jet papers and envelopes only under these
conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77°F (15 to 25°C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Store glossy media and self adhesive sheets under these
conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86°F (15 to 30°C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
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Printable area
A
A
B-L
B-R
B-L
B-R
C
C
Envelope
Single sheet
A
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
When printing multiple sheets of glossy media, the minimum
top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm).
BL The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
BR The minimum right margin is:
0.35 inch (9.0 mm) for Letter and Legal
0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for all other paper sizes
1.10 inches (28 mm) for #10 envelopes
0.28 inch (7 mm) for DL envelopes
0.12 inch (3 mm) for C6 envelopes
C
The minimum bottom margin is 0.54 inch (14.0 mm).
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first except
envelopes. Load envelopes long edge first.
Ink Cartridges
Specification
Black ink cartridge (S020108)
Color ink cartridge (S020089)
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, magenta, and yellow
Print Capacity*
900 pages (A4 paper; text at Normal - 360 dpi; 5%)
(ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
300 pages (A4 paper; Normal - 360 dpi, 5% each color)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date and up to within 6 months after opening package at 25 °F (77 °C)
Storage Temperature
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C)1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit Temperature
–30 to 60 °F (–22 to 140 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Freezing Temperature**
–3.2 °F (16 °C)
–0.4 °F (–18 °C)
Dimensions
1.09 (W) × 2.1 (D) × 1.5 (H) inches
27.8 (W) × 52.7 (D) × 38.5 (H) mm
1.7 (W) × 2.1(D) × 1.5 (H) inches
42.9 (W) × 52.7 (D) × 38.5 (H) mm
*
The print capacity may vary depending on how often you use the
print head cleaning function. Also, if you print large graphics and
dense text with little white space, you use ink faster.
**
The ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25
°C).
Caution:
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges and
do not refill them. Other products may cause damage to your
printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty.
Do not use an ink cartridge after the expiration date on the
package.
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Mechanical
Paper feed
method
entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
Dimensions
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950 with D3, CSA 22.2 950
with D3
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 class B
Friction with auto sheet feeder, rear
Maximum 100 sheets of 17 lb
(64 g/m2) paper
DOS Support
Storage
Width: 18.7 inches (475 mm)
Depth: 10.7 inches (274 mm)
Height: 7.4 inches (177 mm)
If driver support for the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 is not
available from your software manufacturer, you can use one
of the other EPSON ESC/P 2 printer drivers. Choose the first
printer available from the following two lists:
Black printing only
Printing
Width: 18.7 inches (475 mm)
Depth: 24.0 inches (610 mm)
27.2 inches (692 mm,
when loading transparencies)
Height: 12.4 inches (315 mm)
7.95 inches (202 mm,
when loading transparencies)
Weight
• LQ-870/1170
• LQ-570(+)/1070(+)
• SQ-870/1070
• LQ-850
• LQ-500
Color and black printing
• EPSON Stylus PRO
• EPSON Stylus COLOR 500
• EPSON Stylus COLOR II
• LQ-860
• LQ-2550
14.3 lb (6.5 kg) without the ink
cartridges
Electrical
Specification
120 V model
240 V model
Input voltage range
103.5 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.4A
Power consumption
Approx. 18 W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Control Panel
0.2A
paper out light
Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
black cleaning
button
Operation 50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage* –4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
load/eject button
color cleaning
button
Operation 20 to 80% RH
Storage* 5 to 85% RH
(without condensation)
power button
power light
* Stored in shipping container
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color ink out light
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The four lights on your printer’s control panel show the
printer’s status and alert you to problems like paper jams.
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Using Hex Dump Mode
You can use the printer’s hex dump mode to identify
problems if you know how to interpret hex code. Or, you
can fax the hex printout to a technical support
representative. Follow these steps to use hex dump mode:
When the paper light flashes, paper is
jammed in the printer. Turn off the
printer and gently pull out all jammed
paper. Then press the load/eject
button.
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1. Make sure the printer is turned off and has paper in the
feeder.
When the paper light comes on, your
paper ran out or is incorrectly loaded.
Load paper in the feeder and then press
the load/eject button.
2. Open the cover.
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3. Hold down the load/eject button and the color
cleaning button and press the power button. The printer
prints Hex Dump Mode at the top of a page and then stops.
When an ink light flashes, your ink
supply is low. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge.
4. Print one or more pages from an application as usual. The
printer prints the exact code it receives in hexadecimal
format.
When an ink light comes on, you need to
replace the ink cartridge.
When the power light flashes, the
printer is receiving a print job or
performing a maintenance operation.
Default Control Panel Settings
You can change the following “default” settings from the
printer’s control panel:
When the power and paper lights flash
and the other lights are on, your printer
has a carriage error.
When all the lights flash, your printer
may have an internal error.
Testing the Printer
You can run a self test to determine whether the problem
comes from the printer itself or the computer.
❏ If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in software
settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
Setting
Options
Print direction
Auto, Bi-D, Uni-D
Font
Courier, Roman, Sans Serif, Prestige, Script,
Roman T, Sans Serif H, Draft
Pitch
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi, 17.1 cpi, 20 cpi,
Proportional
I/F mode
Auto, Parallel, Serial, Option
Auto I/F wait time
10 seconds, 30 seconds
Software
ESC/P 2, IBM X24E
Auto CR (IBM mode only)
Off, On
AGM (IBM mode only)
Off, On
Character table
PC437, PC850, PC860, PC861, PC863, PC865,
Abicomp, BRASCII, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1,
Italic U.S.A., Italic France, Italic Germany,
Italic U.K., Italic Denmark 1, Italic Sweden,
Italic Italy, Italic Spain 1
Auto line feed
Off, On
❏ If the self test does not print correctly, you have a problem
with your printer.
Follow these steps to run the test:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
Network I/F mode
Off, On
2. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
Loading position
8.5 mm, 3 mm, Others
3. Make sure paper is loaded in the feeder.
Economy
Off, On
Parallel I/F transfer rate
Fast, Normal
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4. Press the load/eject button and hold it down while you
press the power button. Continue to hold the buttons
until the power light starts to flash.
Changing control panel settings
Follow these steps to change the settings listed above:
The printer prints a nozzle check pattern and samples of
fonts and colors.
5. To end the test, turn off the printer.
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Make sure the printer is turned off and has paper loaded.
2.
Hold down the color cleaning button and press the
power button. The printer prints a summary of
instructions for changing settings and choosing the
language to use for additional instructions.
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3.
Press the color cleaning button to print a list of current
settings and additional instructions.
4.
After you make the changes you want, turn the printer
off to save the settings. The settings remain in effect until
you change them again.
3. Click the Main tab if necessary and make sure the Mode
option is set to Automatic. This is the easiest way to get
good printing results for all kinds of documents, on all
types of paper.
4. Choose the Media Type you want to print on.
The type of paper or other media you choose determines
the print quality or resolution you can use. See page 14 for
guidelines on choosing paper.
Printing from Windows
When you want to print from your Windows application,
you click the print icon or choose Print from the File menu.
You can then choose which pages to print, the number of
copies, and other options. The settings that describe your
print job—whether you want to use color or black ink, for
example—are part of your printer driver software.
Note:
For printing at the highest resolution (SuperFine quality
at 1440 dpi), you need to use one of the photo quality
media. For the best printing at any resolution, always use
EPSON media.
5. Choose Color or Black ink.
6. Set the slider to Quality or Speed. This lets you choose
between the fastest printing or the highest resolution for
the media you’re using. (The slider is not available for
certain media types.)
Note:
If you’re using Windows NT, you’ll need special software for
your printer. Contact EPSON if you need printer driver
software for Windows NT.
7. If necessary, click the Paper tab and choose your paper
size, number of copies, and orientation. If your software
application lets you control these settings, you don’t need
to use the Paper tab.
Setting Printer Options from Windows Applications
Follow these steps to check printer settings from your word
processor or other Windows software:
8. Click OK when you’re finished checking your settings.
The dialog box closes.
1. Click the Print icon or choose Print or Print Setup from the
File menu. You see a printing dialog box.
If you’re using Windows 95, you can click Apply and
keep the dialog box open.
2. Make sure your EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 printer is
selected, and then click the Printer, Setup, Properties, or
Options button. (You may have to click a combination of
these buttons.) You see a dialog box like the following:
9. In the printing dialog box, click Close, OK, or Print. You
may need to click a combination of these buttons.
Setting Windows Default Options
When you change printer settings through your software
application, the settings apply only to the application you’re
using. If you want to adjust the default settings for all your
Windows applications, you can access the dialog box
through the Windows 95 Settings option or the Windows
3.1 Control Panel.
Click to see
list of media
types.
Make sure all your software applications are closed before
you start. If not, you’ll have to close and then reopen them
to have the new default settings take effect.
Setting Default Options in Windows 95
Click for
more
information.
Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then point to Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 icon.
3. Select Properties. Then click the Main tab.
You see the Main printer settings dialog box. Any changes
you make will become the default settings for all your
applications and documents.
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6. Choose the Media Type you want to print on. See page 14
for guidelines on choosing paper.
Setting Default Options in Windows 3.1
Follow these steps:
Note:
For printing at the highest resolution (SuperFine quality
at 1440 dpi), you need to use one of the photo quality
media.
1. Double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main group.
2. Double-click the Printers icon.
3. Select EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 from the list of printers
and click Setup.
7. Choose Color or Black ink.
You see the Main printer settings dialog box. Any changes
you make will become the default settings for all your
applications and documents.
8. Set the slider to Quality or Speed. This lets you choose
between the fastest printing or the highest resolution for
the media you’re using.
9. Click Print when you’re finished checking your settings.
Printing from a Macintosh
If you chose background printing when you set up your
printer, you can continue working while your document is
printing.
When you set up a new printer for your Macintosh, you
need to check the page setup for documents in each
application you use. You can then click the print icon or
choose Print from the File menu. You see a dialog box that
lets you choose which pages to print, the number of copies,
and other options. The settings that describe your print
job—whether you want to use color or black ink, for
example—are part of your printer driver software.
Note:
On the Macintosh, printer settings are saved with your
document, but you can’t save them from one application to
another. You’ll have to check your settings each time you
open a new application. If you want to reuse settings, you can
create document templates for your favorite applications.
Follow these steps to check printer settings from your word
processor or other Macintosh software:
Managing Print Jobs in Windows
1. Choose Page Setup from the File menu. You see the Page
Setup dialog box.
Your Windows printer software includes two management
utilities: the Spool Manager and Status Monitor.
2. Choose your paper size and other page setup options and
click OK.
❏ The Spool Manager starts automatically when you send a
job to the printer. It allows you to print in the background
while you continue to work on your computer and to
queue jobs to print at a later time. If you’re using your
printer on a network, it also handles multiple print jobs
that come in at the same time.
3. Choose Print from the File menu or click the Print icon in
your application. You see a dialog box like the following:
Click for more information
about printer settings.
❏ The Status Monitor, which is available only if you’re
using Windows 95, also starts automatically when you
send a job to the printer. It displays in the lower right
corner of your screen to alert you about printer and ink
status, as described on page 9.
Note:
The Status Monitor doesn’t work if you’re printing over a
network.
Click to see list of
media types.
Using the Spool Manager
4. Choose the number of copies and indicate which pages
you want to print.
The Spool Manager works like the Windows Print Manager.
5. Make sure the Mode option is set to Automatic. This is the
easiest way to get good printing results for all kinds of
documents, on all types of paper.
❏ To open it while you’re printing, click the Spool Manager
icon that appears on the Taskbar (Windows 95) or at the
bottom of your desktop (Windows 3.1).
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❏ To open the Spool Manager at any time, double-click the
Spool Manager4 icon in the EPSON program group or
folder.
Deleting a Stalled Print Job
If you’re having trouble printing, it may be because of a
stalled print job. Follow these steps to delete it so you can
continue printing:
You see the Spool Manager window:
1. Open the Spool Manager as described above.
menus
2. Click on any print jobs marked Held, then open the
Document menu and click Delete.
3. Exit Spool Manager and try printing again.
Changing the Default Spool Directory
If you get an error message when you try to print, or
printing is very slow, you can try changing your default
spool directory. Follow these steps:
queue
1. Make a directory on your hard drive where you want
Spool Manager to store journal files, for example,
C:\SPLTEMP.
journal file
2. Open the Spool Manager as described above.
When you send a job to your printer, your printer software
creates a temporary journal file, stores it in the C:\TEMP or
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder or directory, and assigns it to
a print queue. The software then sends the file to your
printer at the right time.
3. Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 is selected, and
then choose Setup from the Queue menu. The Queue
Setup dialog box appears.
The Spool Manager window displays the status of your print
queues and journal files and lets you control them. Here are
some of the things you can do:
4. Change the spool directory to the one you created in
step 1. Also make sure Use Print Manager for this port is
checked. (If you don’t see the Status Monitor when you
print, make sure it’s unchecked.) Then click OK.
❏ Hold or release a queue
5. Choose Default Spool Directory from the Options menu.
❏ Send journal files to your printer over a network
6. In the dialog box, change the spool directory to the one
you created in step 1. Then click OK.
❏ Hold, re-queue, or delete a journal file
7. Close Spool Manager.
❏ Select the information you want to see in the Spool
Manager window
Using the Status Monitor
❏ Prevent the Despooler popup window from appearing on
your screen whenever you print
The Status Monitor, available only if you’re using Windows
95, displays automatically when you send a job to the
printer. However, you can use it at any time to see how
much ink you have left. Follow these steps:
❏ Change your default spool directory
1. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described
on page 6.
2. Click the Utility tab.
3. Click the Status Monitor icon. You see the Despooler
window with the Status Monitor at the bottom.
4. Check the amount of ink you have left. For more
information about the Despooler window, see the next
section.
If the Status Monitor doesn’t appear on the Despooler
window, you may need to check your bidirectional spool
settings. Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then point to Printers.
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2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 icon.
The Status Monitor at the bottom of the dialog box shows
how much ink is left in your printer, along with these status
icons:
3. Select Properties. Then click the Details tab.
4. Click Spool Settings.
The Status Monitor is checking printer status.
5. Make sure Enable bi-directional support for this printer is
turned on. Then click OK.
An error has occured. Check your printer.
Using the Despooler
While your document is printing, the EPSON Despooler
dialog box appears in the lower right corner of your screen:
Your printer is ready to print.
Your printer is printing.
Click to pause
printing.
Click to
cancel
printing.
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The ink level is low or empty. Check the or
light on the control panel and replace the
cartridge if necessary.
The name of the
file you’re
printing appears
here.
Click to restart
printing.
Managing Print Jobs on a Macintosh
Your Macintosh printer software includes two management
utilities: Monitor2 and Status Monitor.
❏ If you’re using background printing, Monitor2 starts
automatically when you send a job to the printer. It
handles background printing while you continue to work
on your Macintosh and lets you track documents that are
waiting to be printed.
This dialog box shows the progress of your print job and the
status of your printer. If you run out of paper while printing,
for example, the Despooler warns you. You can use the
buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job.
❏ The Status Monitor alerts you to any problems that occur
during printing. You can also use it at any time to see how
much ink you have left.
Note:
The Status Monitor appears only if you’re using Windows 95
and you’re not printing over a network.
Using Monitor2
The Monitor2 utility lets you continue to work on your
Macintosh while your document is printing. However,
background printing is slower and may also slow down your
system.
If you want to use this utility, you need to turn on
background printing in the Chooser and increase the
memory allocation for Monitor2. Follow these steps to turn
on background printing and use the Monitor2 utility:
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu and make sure
your EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 printer is selected.
2. Under Background Printing, click On and close the
Chooser.
3. Select EPSON Monitor2 in your Extensions folder within
the System folder.
4. Choose Get Info from the File menu.
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5. Set the Memory Requirements to 2000 or 3000, depending
on your system’s available RAM.
4. If you want to change printer messages and warnings,
click the Configuration button. You see the following
dialog box:
6. While you’re printing, click the EPSON Monitor2 icon on
the Application menu at the right end of the menu bar.
You see a dialog box like the following:
Printing stops
when these
messages appear.
Job currently
printing
Printing continues
when these
messages appear.
Jobs queued
for printing
5. Choose the options you want and click OK.
Network Printing on a PC
7. You can select a job and cancel it or just use this window
to track the printer’s progress.
You can use your printer on a network under Windows 95
or other network operating systems. First you need to set up
your printer, using either your printer software’s built-in
network support or the network’s LPT port redirection
functions.
Using the Macintosh Status Monitor
You can use the Status Monitor to check the level of ink in
your printer and to control the way your software warns you
about printer problems. Follow these steps:
Note:
If you need to install a network interface board in your printer,
see page 17 for instructions.
1. Choose Print from the File menu or click the Print button
in your application. You see the printer settings dialog
box.
2. Click the Utility button.
When you use your printer’s built-in support, the Spool
Manager sends journal files from your computer to a shared
directory on a network server. These files can then be
printed from another computer attached to the printer.
3. Click the StatusMonitor icon. The software checks the
amount of ink remaining in the printer and displays the
StatusMonitor window:
First you need to run Spool Manager and identify the shared
directory to use for journal files. After you set this up on the
computer connected to the printer (the host system), you
need to perform a similar procedure on each remote system
on the network.
Under Windows 95, you also need to specify the port and
network path to the printer.
Setting Up the Host System
Follow these steps to set up the computer connected to the
printer:
Click to control messages
and warnings.
1. Create an icon for the EPSON Spool Manager
(EPSPLMGR.EXE in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder
or directory).
Click to recheck ink level.
2. Place this icon in the Startup folder.
3. Open the Spool Manager window as described on page 7.
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4. In the Spool Manager window, double-click the queue you
want to use for network printing. The Queue Setup dialog
box appears.
Network Printing on a Macintosh
If you want to use your printer on an AppleTalk ™ network,
you need to install one of the optional interface boards:
either the LocalTalk™ board or the Ethernet™ board. See
page 17 for more information about optional interfaces.
5. Click the Remote Despool tab and then click the Printing
from remote queues option.
6. Click the Browse button and select the remote server
directory that will receive journal files.
Then you can use the EPSON Namer utility and set up your
printer in the Chooser. The EPSON Namer was installed on
your hard drive along with the other printer software.
7. Click OK and minimize the Spool Manager.
Setting Up Remote Systems
Assigning a Name to the Printer
Follow these steps to set up computers on the network:
Follow these steps to use the EPSON Namer utility:
1. Create an icon for the EPSON Spool Manager
(EPSPLMGR.EXE in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder
or directory).
1. Double-click the EPSON Namer icon on your hard drive.
2. Click the EPSON Stylus(AT) icon in the Device Types
window.
2. Open the Spool Manager window as described on page 7.
3. Select the zone where your printer is located.
3. In the Spool Manager window, double-click the queue you
want to use for network printing. The Queue Setup dialog
box appears.
4. Under New Name, type a name for your printer to
distinguish it from other printers on the network.
4. Click the Spool to remote printer button.
5. Click Rename and then click Done.
5. Click the Browse button and select the directory you’re
using for journal files on the host system.
Using the AppleTalk Connection
Make sure your printer is turned on and then follow these
steps to set up your printer on an AppleTalk network:
6. Click OK and minimize the Spool Manager.
Setting Up Your Network Path in Windows 95
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
If you want to use your printer on a network running
Windows 95, you need to set up the port and network path
on the computer connected to the printer. Follow these
steps:
2. Click the EPSON Stylus(AT) icon.
3. Select the AppleTalk zone you want to use. A list of all
printers connected to the selected zone appears on the
right.
1. Double-click My Computer.
4. Click the name you assigned to your EPSON Stylus
COLOR 800. You see a prompt asking you to confirm
your choice.
2. Double-click the Printers folder.
3. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 icon and
choose Properties.
5. Click OK.
4. Click the Details tab.
If your printer name doesn’t appear, make sure the printer
is turned on and correctly connected, then click RETRY.
5. Click the Add Port button, then specify the network path
to the printer and click OK.
6. To ensure compatibility, leave Background Printing
turned off.
6. Open the Spool Manager window as described on page 7.
7. Close the Chooser when you’re finished.
7. In the Spool Manager window, double-click your printer’s
queue. The Queue Setup dialog box appears.
8. Make sure the Use Print Manager for this port option is
checked. Then click OK.
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Y
3. Press the black or
three seconds.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
B
A
Caution:
If you press the cleaning button when no ink out light is
flashing or on, the printer cleans the print heads, as
described on page 16. If you need to replace an ink cartridge
before the lights flash (because the ink is too old, for
example) follow the instructions on page 13.
When a black or
color ink out light flashes, the
indicated cartridge is low on ink. This is a good time to
make sure you have a new cartridge. When the light stays
on, the cartridge is empty and you need to replace it.
P
Caution:
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges and
do not refill them. Other products may cause damage to your
printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty.
The print heads move slightly left and the power light
begins flashing. (The print heads return to their home
position if you don’t proceed to step 4 within 60 seconds.)
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six
months of installing them and before the expiration date on
the package:
4. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. (Although the illustration
shows the black ink cartridge, the procedure is the same
for replacing the color ink cartridge.)
❏ Black ink cartridge S020108
❏ Color ink cartridge
A
Caution:
Don’t open the clamp or remove a cartridge except to
replace it with a new one. Once you remove a cartridge, you
can’t reuse it, even if it contains ink.
S020089
color ink out light comes on, you can continue
When the
to print with black ink. Simply turn the printer off and then
back on again. When you print, make sure you choose Black
as the Ink setting in your printer software.
Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge
B
X color cleaning button and hold it for
A
color
You can replace a cartridge when the black or
ink out light is either flashing or on. Make sure the printer is
turned on and not printing before you start. Then follow
these steps:
Caution:
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print heads
by hand.
1. Determine which cartridge needs to be replaced.
Y
X
2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover. Then
locate the black and color cleaning buttons next to the
control panel under the printer’s cover.
The cartridge rises up from its holder.
5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
black cleaning
button
6. Follow the steps in the next section to install the new ink
cartridge.
color cleaning
button
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P
Installing the New Cartridge
Caution:
power light is
Don’t turn off the printer while the
flashing, unless the printer has not moved or made noise for
more than 5 minutes.
Once you have removed the empty cartridge, you’re ready
to install the new one. Follow these steps:
1. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge
2. Remove the yellow tape seal as shown:
If an ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may
need to replace it. How can you tell? You may notice that
your printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print
quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print
heads, you can replace one or both cartridges.
A
Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the
color ink out light is flashing or on:
black or
B
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
black cartridge
Y
X
2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover. Then
locate the black and color cleaning buttons next to the
control panel under the printer’s cover.
color cartridge
Caution:
You must remove the yellow tape seal from the top of the
cartridge; leaving the tape on will permanently damage it.
Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom of the
cartridge; ink will leak out.
Y
X
3. Press both the black and color cleaning buttons and
hold them down for a few seconds until the print heads
move to the left.
3. Lower the ink cartridge into its holder with the label
facing up and the arrow pointing to the back of the printer.
Caution:
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print heads
by hand.
❏ To replace the black ink cartridge, follow the
instructions beginning with step 4 on page 12.
X
❏ To replace the color ink cartridge, press the color
cleaning button and hold it down for a few seconds.
After the color ink cartridge moves to the left, follow
the instructions beginning with step 4 on page 12.
Loading Paper
1. Slide the left edge guide all the way left and pull out the
output tray extensions.
4. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
5. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, follow the
steps under “Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge,” and then
steps 1 through 4 under “Installing the New Cartridge.”
6. Press the
E load/eject button and close the printer cover.
The printer moves the print heads and begins charging the
ink delivery system. (Even if you don’t press the button,
ink charging begins 60 seconds after you close the clamp.)
P
The power light flashes, and the printer makes various
sounds. Charging takes about two minutes. When it’s
finished, you can print again.
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2. Fan a stack of plain paper and then even the edges.
EPSON ink jet media and their settings
3. Load the stack with the printable surface face up. Push the
paper against the right edge guide.
arrow mark
4. Slide the left edge guide back against the stack of paper.
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet
Paper
A4
Letter
S041059
S041060
360 dpi Ink Jet
Paper
EPSON Special Coated
Paper for 360 dpi
Printing
Letter
S041060
EPSON High Quality
Ink Jet Paper
Letter
S041111
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper
A4
Letter
Legal
S041061
S041062
S041067
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Paper
A4
Letter
S041126
S041124
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EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Film
A4
Letter
S041071
S041072
Photo Quality
Glossy Film
EPSON High Quality
Glossy Paper
Letter
S041072
EPSON Iron-On
Transfer Paper
Letter
S041001,
S041002
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
A4
Letter
S041063
S041064
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Cards
4.1 × 5.8
(A6)
5×8
8 × 10
S041054
S041121
S041122
EPSON 720 dpi Index
Card
4.1 × 5.8
(A6)
S041054
EPSON Photo Quality
Self Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
Ink Jet
Transparencies
Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper
Load the top edge first. When you load legal-size paper,
pull up the paper support extension as shown below:
EPSON ink jet media and their settings
Media Type
setting
Media Type
setting
Note:
When you load paper, make sure the printable side is facing
up. Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position correctly; follow any instructions in the package.
Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
When you print on special media, you need to be careful
about choosing the correct Media Type and Paper Size
settings in your printer software. The following table lists
the available EPSON media and the Media Type setting to
choose for each one.
Part number
Part number
Letterhead, Preprinted Forms, and Legal-size Paper
Using Special Media
Size
Size
The type of paper or other media you use is one of the most
important factors in determining the quality of your printed
output. For example, you can achieve the highest resolution
(SuperFine quality at 1440 dpi) only when you use EPSON
Photo Quality media. The following tips will help you get
the best results on any type of paper or other media.
Note:
Don’t load paper above the arrow mark inside the left edge
guide.
Media name
Media name
Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality
Glossy Paper
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Envelopes
You can load up to 10 envelopes as shown below:
Caution:
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide. If you use legal-size ink jet paper, don’t load it more
than half way to the arrow mark.
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper, Film, and
Transparencies
Before you load glossy media or transparencies, put a
support sheet (packed with the media) or a plain paper sheet
beneath the stack. You can load up to 20 sheets of glossy
paper, and up to 30 sheets of glossy film or transparencies.
Note:
Use ink jet papers within one year of purchase.
Use glossy media and transparencies within six months.
Return unused sheets and envelopes to their original package
as soon as possible.
If ink smears when you print on envelopes or other thick
media, set the paper thickness lever to the + position. Open
the printer cover and position the lever as shown below.
Then close the cover and print. (Make sure you return the
lever to the 0 position before you print on other media.)
However, you may get better results by loading one sheet at
a time. With multiple sheets loaded, the minimum top
margin you can use is 1.2 inches (30 mm). If you want to
use a smaller top margin, load and print one sheet at a time.
Set the thickness lever to
+ if ink smears when you
print on envelopes or
cards.
Remove each sheet from the output tray immediately after
it’s printed. Make sure each sheet is dry before stacking.
To print on transparencies, remove the paper support and
reposition it in the slots at the back of the printer as shown:
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
You can use these cards to print photographs that look
almost as good as the ones you get from film processing.
Make sure you set the paper thickness lever to the + position
as shown above.
You can load up to 30 cards at a time. Always place the
included support sheet under the cards. When you’re ready
to print, use your software to set the Paper Size option for
the size card you’re using.
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Use these sheets to print labels or stickers. You can load one
sheet at a time.
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EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern (Windows) or Confirmation
(Macintosh.
Note:
For iron-on transfers, make sure you reverse your image
before you print it, especially if it includes text. Then the
text will read correctly when it’s transferred. You can
use the Flip Horizontal option in your printer software.
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps
above.
Using the Control Panel To Clean the Print Heads
You can print photos, company logos, or
anything else you want on this paper, and then transfer your
images to T-shirts or other cloth items. Load one sheet of
transfer paper at a time. After you print, follow the
instructions that came with the paper to iron the image onto
the shirt or other item.
Follow these steps to clean the print heads using the control
panel buttons:
B
2. Open the printer cover.
Y
X
3. Press the black or color cleaning button and hold it for
three seconds. Cleaning takes about two minutes, during
which the printer makes some noise and the power light
flashes.
Printer Care
P
Cleaning the Print Heads
P
4. When the power light stops flashing, repeat step 2 for
the other print head if necessary.
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots
are missing from the image, you may need to clean the print
heads. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink
properly.
P
After you’re finished cleaning and the power light stops
flashing, you need to run a nozzle check.
5. Access the main printer settings dialog box.
Cleaning the print heads uses ink, so clean them only if print
quality declines. You can clean the print heads in either of
the following two ways:
6. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
❏ With the Head Cleaning utility in your printer software
(when the printer is on a local port rather than a network)
7. Click the Nozzle Check icon. See the next section for
instructions on examining the nozzle check pattern.
❏ Using the printer’s control panel buttons
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps
above.
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the utility from a Windows
computer or a Macintosh:
B
A
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, and
color ink out lights are off.
that the black and
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print after cleaning
the print heads. It should look something like this, with the
lower pattern colored cyan, magenta, and yellow:
A
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the
black and
color ink out lights are off.
2. Access the main printer settings dialog box.
3. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the Head Cleaning icon.
Caution:
Don’t turn off the printer while the
power light is
flashing, unless the printer has not moved or made noise for
more than 5 minutes.
P
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should
be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout
looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing, clean the
print heads again, as explained in the previous sections.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean one or
both print heads. Cleaning each head takes about two
minutes, during which the printer makes some noise and
the power light flashes.
P
When the power light stops flashing, you need to run a
nozzle check.
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Aligning the Print Heads
Caution:
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print heads. You can align the print heads
in either of the following two ways:
Never use alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can damage
the printer components and case.
❏ With the Print Head Alignment utility in your printer
software (when the printer is on a local port rather than a
network)
Don’t get water on the printer components.
Don’t use a hard or abrasive brush.
Don’t spray lubricants or oils inside the printer.
❏ Using the printer’s control panel buttons
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and
disconnect the printer cable.
Using the Print Head Alignment Utility
2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
3. Carefully clean away dust and dirt with a soft brush.
Follow these steps to run the utility from a Windows
computer or a Macintosh:
4. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
Keep the printer cover closed so water doesn’t get inside.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded.
5. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp
cloth.
Caution:
Load paper that’s at least 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide. This
prevents ink from spraying inside the printer and smudging
your printouts.
Using Optional Interfaces
2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box.
Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 includes both parallel and
serial interfaces. You can connect it to a PC or Macintosh,
or both at the same time. If you want to connect to another
system or to a network, you can install an optional interface
board.
3. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the Print Head Alignment icon.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page
and select the correct alignment.
You can install the following interface boards in your
printer:
Using the Control Panel To Align the Print Heads
Follow these steps to align the print heads using the control
panel buttons:
Type of interface board
Model number
Compatibility
Serial
C823051
PC
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded.
32KB serial
C832071
PC
32KB parallel
C823101
PC
LocalTalk
C823121
Macintosh
Twinax
C823151
PC
Coax
C823141
PC
Ethernet
C823461
Macintosh/PC
2. Open the printer cover.
E
Y
3. Hold down the load/eject button and the black
cleaning button and turn on the printer. Then release the
buttons.
The printer prints an instruction sheet that tells you how to
align the print heads.
Using Macintosh Interface Boards
4. Follow the instructions on the printed sheet.
If you are planning to install the LocalTalk board, you will
also need two LocalTalk Locking Connector Kits (DIN-8
version). Attach one connector box to the AppleTalk
interface on the printer and the other to the printer port on
the Macintosh. Then attach the LocalTalk cable between the
two connector boxes. For more information, see the
instructions that came with the connector kits.
5. When you’re finished, turn off the printer to exit the
alignment mode.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year, following these steps:
If you install the Ethernet board connected to a thin coaxial
(10BASE2) cable, and the printer is the last device on the
network, you need to obtain a 50-ohm terminator. The
Ethernet transceiver is included on the EPSON Ethernet
board, so you do not need an adapter box for the printer.
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Using the PC Serial Interface Board
5. Slide the interface board along the slots on both sides of
the compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the
board’s connector into the printer’s internal socket.
Before you install the serial interface board in your printer,
follow the instructions that come with the board for setting
baud rate and parity. Refer to your computer documentation
for information about matching the board’s settings to your
computer system. You may also need to set the board’s
handshake timing, error handling, and other data transfer
conventions.
Installing Optional Interfaces
Before you install an optional interface board in your
printer, make sure the printer is turned off and all the
printer’s lights are off. Then follow these steps:
1. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet (and from
the back of the printer, if your printer’s power cord is
removable).
6. Secure the interface board in the slot with the two screws
included with the interface board.
Caution:
To avoid damaging your printer or computer, do not install
the interface board when the printer is connected to an
electrical outlet.
7. Connect the proper interface cable to the interface board
and to your computer. If the cable has a grounding wire,
connect it to one of the screws securing the parallel
interface.
2. Turn the printer around so that its back faces you, and
disconnect any interface cables.
Also, if you are using more than one computer, reconnect
the other interface cable.
3. Use a cross-head screwdriver to remove the two screws
securing the shield plate to the interface slot; then lift off
the plate. Be sure to keep both screws; you may need to
use them again when you reinstall the shield plate.
8. Make sure the printer is turned off. Then plug in the power
cord.
In most cases, the printer automatically detects the interface
you’re using. However, if you have trouble printing through
an installed interface board, you may need to change the
printer’s I/F (interface) mode setting. See page 5 for
instructions.
To remove the interface board, follow the above steps in
reverse order.
Information Reference List
Engineering Change Notices
None
4. Be sure to set any switches and jumpers on the board. See
the interface board’s manual for details. If your board has
a jumper labeled JG, make sure that you set it to on, or the
board will not work properly.
Product Support Bulletins
None
Technical Information Bulletins
None
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