Epson pro4880gd Specifications

Epson Stylus Pro 4880
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PRINTER GUIDE
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for
this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this
device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused
interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Options and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Identifying Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
1 Setting Up the Printer On a Network
Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Configuring the Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the Software for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adding the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Installing the Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Updating Your Printer Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Downloading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Updating the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
2 Handling Paper and Other Media
Selecting Media for Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Guidelines for Using Epson Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using Cut Sheet Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cut Sheet Paper Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Loading Paper in the Paper Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Front Manual Feed Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the Rear Manual Feed Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Roll Paper Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Loading the Paper onto the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Placing the Paper in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Removing Paper from the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Switching Between 2-Inch and 3-Inch Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Printing Trim Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Optimizing the Settings for Your Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Creating Custom Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Selecting Custom Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
3 Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh
Choosing Page Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Choosing Color Management and Paper Configuration Options . . . . . 60
Choosing Roll Paper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Borderless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Creating a Custom Preset and Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Monitoring Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Checking Ink Levels and Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
4 Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Choosing Color Management Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Choosing Paper and Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Choosing Cut Sheet Paper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Choosing Roll Paper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Borderless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Choosing Page Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Choosing Paper Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Customizing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Saving and Sharing Custom Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Saving and Sharing Custom Media Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Editing Printer Driver Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Optimizing Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
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5 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer
Checking Printer Status and Part Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Printing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Viewing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Running a Power Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Changing the Black Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Draining the Old Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Installing the New Black Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Updating the Printer Driver Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Performing Additional Maintenance Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Changing the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Using the Maintenance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Replacing the Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Transporting or Storing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Preparing the Printer for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Setting Up the Printer After Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
6 Solving Problems
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Checking Error Messages and Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Improving Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Solving Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Solving Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Clearing Roll Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Clearing Paper Tray Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Clearing Paper Jams from the Manual Feed Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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A Specifications
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Printer Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Cut Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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Introduction
This Printer Guide provides important information on setting up and using
your printer, selecting paper, and replacing ink cartridges. It also tells you
how to maintain your printer to keep it working at its best, and provides
troubleshooting tips in case you have a problem.
For additional information, see the following:
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The Start Here sheet explains how to set up your printer, install the
software for a USB connection, and load paper. Be sure to follow these
instructions to set up your printer correctly. If you are connecting the
printer to a network, you also need to see Chapter 1 in this Printer Guide
for software installation instructions.
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The Quick Reference Guide provides a handy summary of procedures for
daily use and printer maintenance—loading paper, replacing ink
cartridges and other components, checking and aligning the print head,
and understanding error messages. Attach it to your printer for easy
reference.
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The on-screen Network Guide on the CD-ROM describes how to set up
and configure the printer for use on a network.
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The on-screen User’s Guide on the CD-ROM provides additional
information about the printer, drivers, and utility software. You can read
the guide using a web browser, such as SafariTM 1.0 or later, Mozilla
FireFox 1.0 or later, or Netscape® Navigator® or Microsoft® Internet
Explorer, versions 4.0 or later.
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
These symbols are used in this book:
WARNINGS
Cautions
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain
Tips
important information about your printer.
contain additional hints on how to get the most out of your printer.
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Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Imaging website at
www.proimaging.epson.
com for accessories and
options that are currently
available.
Options and Accessories
Your Epson Stylus® Pro 4880 offers these optional upgrades and accessories:
Optional equipment and software
Option
Part number
Epson Stylus Pro 4880 Printer Cabinet Stand
C4800STAND
Epson Stylus Pro 4880 TUMI Printer Cover
C4800TUMI
Paper Roller Spindle (Normal Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
C12C811171
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
C12C811191
One-year Extended Warranty
EPP48B1
Two-year Extended Warranty
EPP48B2
* See Appendix A for details.
In addition, you can order these user-replaceable items:
Consumables and user-replaceable parts
Part
Part number
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank*
C12C890191
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade**
C12C815291
Ink Cartridges
See page 106 for a
complete listing.
* See page 117 for details.
** Replaces the blade for the printer’s built-in cutter (see page 115).
You can purchase genuine Epson® ink and paper from an Epson Professional
Imaging authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, visit
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales), or
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Where To Get Help
Epson provides technical support and information on the installation,
configuration, and operation of professional printing products through the
Epson Preferred Limited Warranty Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611, 6 AM to
6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Days and hours of support are
subject to change without notice.
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Tip: If you experience
difficulty with the
toll-free line or your
Unit ID number, call
(562) 276-1305.
Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is
included with the Epson Preferred Limited Warranty Plan information that
came with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number.
Epson also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World
Wide Web. You can reach Epson Support at epson.com/support. At this
site, you can download drivers, firmware, and other files, look at product
documentation, access troubleshooting information, and receive technical
advice through e-mail.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Professional
Imaging authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, visit
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales), or
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your Macintosh® system should include the requirements
listed below:
Caution: Using an
improperly shielded
cable—especially a
cable more than 10 feet
long—may cause the
printer to malfunction.
Note: USB 2.0 is
required to allow the
printer to run at full
speed.
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Mac OS® X 10.4.9 or higher, or 10.5 or higher
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PowerPC® G5, Intel®, or higher processor
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At least 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
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At least 30GB of free hard disk space for software and processing files
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Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the
printer software
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For USB connection: a compliant USB Hi-Speed 2.0 port and a
shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer),
up to 10 feet long
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For network connection: Ethernet-equipped Macintosh® and a Category
6 compatible cable
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Windows System Requirements
To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your system should include the requirements listed below:
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IBM®-compatible PC with a Pentium® 4, 3 GHz or higher processor
recommended
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Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition,
Windows Vista®, or Windows Vista x64
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At least 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
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At least 30GB of free hard disk space for software and processing files
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Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the
printer software
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For USB connection: a Windows-compliant USB 2.0 port and a
shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer),
up to 10 feet long
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For Ethernet connection: Ethernet-equipped PC and a compatible
Category 6 cable
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Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure
you use the equipment safely and effectively.
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The printer weighs about 88 lb (40 kg) (without ink or paper), and
should be lifted by two people.
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When setting up the printer, make sure you have enough space around
it, as shown below. You may need more space behind the printer if you
print on large sheets of heavy stock or posterboard.
15.7 in.
5.9 in.
5.9 in.
13.8 in.
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Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that is larger than this product.
This printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
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Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also
keep this product away from direct sunlight, strong light, heat sources,
or air conditioners.
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Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
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Keep this product away from dusty areas.
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Keep your entire computer system away from potential sources of
electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of
cordless telephones.
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Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
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If you use a stand, make sure it can support at least 110.3 lb (50 kg)
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the label.
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Caution: Always turn
the printer off using the
P power button. When
you press this button,
POWER OFF appears on
the LCD panel. Do not
unplug the printer or turn
off the power to the
printer until the panel
shuts off. This ensures
that the print head is
safely capped.
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Connect the printer to a properly grounded outlet. Avoid using an
outlet on the same circuit as a photocopier or air control system that
regularly switches on and off.
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Avoid using electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or timers.
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Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of another
cord may result in fire or electric shock.
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This product’s power cord is designed for use with this product only.
Using it with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.
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Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
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If you use an extension cord with this product, make sure the total
ampere rating of devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed
the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all
devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s
ampere rating.
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Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case.
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Do not put your hand inside this product or touch the ink cartridges
during printing.
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Do not move the print head by hand unless instructed to do so by an
Epson service technician; otherwise you may damage the printer.
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Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on
this product.
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Do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
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Power down the printer from the control panel, unplug the printer, and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer; the
printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; the printer does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is in the far
right (home) position.
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For California customers only:
The lithium batteries in this product contain
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
Caution: Do not use too
much force when you
shake cartridges that
have been previously
installed.
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Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the
ink.
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Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
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If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If ink gets in
your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
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Shake ink cartridges well before installing them for best results.
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Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge
carton.
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Use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for best
results.
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Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could
damage the print head.
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After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to
warm up at room temperature for at least four hours before using it.
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If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area
from dirt and dust, and store it in the same environment as this product.
Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs
unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent ink from staining items that
the cartridge touches.
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Do not touch the ink supply port, its surrounding area, or the green IC
chip on the side of the ink cartridge. Doing so may affect normal
operation and printing.
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Identifying Printer Parts
Top cover
Rear manual feed slot
Paper lever
Roll paper cover
Control panel
Roll paper support
Ink lever
Maintenance
tank
Ink compartment
Paper tray cover
Paper tray
Front manual feed slot
Ink cartridge slot
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Roll paper spindle
Rear cover
release
knobs
Spindle adapter
Rear cover
Network interface
17
USB interface
AC inlet
18 | Introduction
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19
Chapter 1:
Setting Up
the Printer
On a Network
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Connecting to the network
•
Installing the software
•
Updating your printer firmware
Connecting to the Network
Note: If you are using the
USB interface, follow the
steps on your Start Here
sheet to configure the
printer and install the
software.
Make sure you have the correct cable for connecting the printer. To connect
to a network switch or hub, you need a standard RJ-45 “straight-through”
network cable. To connect directly to your computer’s network interface,
you need an RJ-45 crossover cable.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Connect one end of the appropriate cable to the printer’s Ethernet port.
Then connect the other end to your network switch or hub or your
computer’s Ethernet port.
3. Turn on the printer.
Once the printer is connected to your network, you need to configure it. See
“Configuring the Network Interface” on page 20 for instructions.
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Configuring the Network Interface
Note: You can also
configure the network port
using the EpsonNet
Configuration Utility that
installs with your printer
software.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and the LCD displays READY.
2. Press the Menu
button on the printer’s control panel to enter the
printer’s menu system.
3. Press
to highlight NETWORK SETUP, then press Menu
4. Press Menu
then
5. Press Menu
selected.
. An asterisk appears next to ENABLE to show that it’s
6. Press
to highlight GET IPADDRESS.
then
to highlight ENABLE.
7. Press Menu
and then
configuration settings:
Note: If you don’t know
which setting to use, see
your network administrator
for help configuring the
printer’s IP settings.
.
•
to choose one of the following IP
AUTO: Select this setting if your network uses a DHCP server to
configure your network devices’ IP settings automatically.
•
PANEL: Select this setting if you would like to configure the
printer’s IP settings manually.
8. Press Menu
9. Press
. An asterisk appears next to the setting you selected.
to go back. Then do one of the following:
•
If you selected AUTO as the IP ADDRESS SETTING, press the
pause button to exit the printer menu. Then continue with step 14.
•
If you selected PANEL as the IP ADDRESS SETTING, continue
with step 10.
10. Press to highlight IP, then press Menu
address.
. The LCD displays the IP
11. Press or to change each octet value, then press Menu
to select
the next octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press
Menu
then . The LCD displays SM. Press Menu
again to
display the subnet mask.
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12. Press or to change each octet value, then press Menu
to select
the next octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press
Menu
then . The LCD displays GW. Press Menu
again to
display the default gateway.
13. Press or to change each octet value, then press Menu
to select
the next octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press
Menu
, then press the pause button to exit the printer menu.
14. Turn the printer off then back on again.
15. Make sure that the printer displays READY and that you have at least
three sheets of plain, letter-size paper loaded in the printer’s auto sheet
feeder. Then press the Menu
button to enter the printer menu.
16. Press
to highlight TEST PRINT, then press Menu
17. Press
to highlight NETWORK, then press Menu
.
.
18. Press Menu
to print the network status sheet and verify that the IP
address settings are correct. Then see “Installing the Software for
Macintosh” below, or “Installing the Software for Windows” on
page 24.
Installing the Software for Macintosh
Note: You can check for
newer versions of your
printer driver and utilities
on the Epson support site
at epson.com/support.
Follow the steps below to install the software on a Macintosh. For Windows,
see page 24.
1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM. If necessary, double-click the
Epson CD-ROM to open its window.
3. Double-click the Epson installer icon.
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4. Click Install.
Note: If you see a
message that the installer
has detected an older
version of EpsonNet
Config on your system,
you must uninstall the
older version before you
can install the new one.
To uninstall, drag the
EpsonNet folder to the
trash.Then reinstall your
printer software.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install all the necessary software and
manuals, and place a link to the Epson Professional Imaging Website on
your desktop.
6. When you’re finished, remove the printer software CD-ROM. Then,
follow the instructions below.
Adding the Printer
1. Open the Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder and start
the Printer Setup Utility.
2. If you see a message like this, click Add, then skip to step 4.
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3. Click the Add icon at the top of the Printer List window.
4. You see your printer in the Printer Browser:
Tip: If you want to
rename the printer for
easier identification, enter
a new name for it in the
Name field on this
screen.
If your Macintosh cannot find the printer, click More Printers and
select a connection, such as EPSON TCP/IP. Select your printer, then
wait while your Macintosh finds the printer driver and the Add button
becomes available. Then click the Add button.
Your printer appears in the Printer List window.
5. Close the utility. Go to page 25 to update your printer firmware, if
necessary.
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Installing the Software for Windows
For Windows, you need to add the printer’s network port, then install the
software. For instructions on adding the network port, see the Network
Guide on the printer CD or on your computer.
1. Turn on your computer and your printer.
Note: With Windows
Vista, if you see the
AutoPlay window, click
Run Epsetup.exe. When
you see the User Account
Control screen, click
Continue.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your computer. The installer
starts automatically. If it doesn’t start, double-click My Computer,
> Computer, or Start > My Computer. Then double-click your
CD-ROM icon.
3. Read the license agreement and click Agree.
4. Click Install.
Note: If you see
messages asking if you
want to install or run
various installation
programs, select
Continue, Continue
Anyway, or Install this
driver software anyway.
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5. When you see a window asking you to turn on your printer, click
Manual.
6. Select the port you created for the printer, then click OK.
7. Follow the instructions to finish installing the printer software.
8. Close the installer, then remove the CD-ROM. Go to the next section
to update the printer firmware, if necessary.
Updating Your Printer Firmware
Before you begin using your printer, you should check for a newer version of
firmware on the Epson support site and update your printer, if necessary.
Downloading the Firmware
1. Navigate to epson.com/support in your browser.
2. Choose your printer.
3. Click Drivers & Downloads to find the newest firmware.
4. Choose the version for Macintosh or Windows and follow the
instructions on the screen, then continue with the instructions on
page 26 to upgrade the firmware.
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Note: Although the
illustrations in this
section show Windows
screens, the procedure is
the same for Macintosh.
Note: For more
information on using the
LFP Remote Panel, click
Help to see the electronic
guide.
Note: If the Epson LFP
Remote Panel does not
launch when you click
EPSON LFP Remote
Panel in the printer utility
window, your software
CD may not have included
this utility. You can
download the LFP
Remote Panel from
epson.com/support.
Updating the Firmware
1. Double-click the firmware file to extract it.
2. Double-click the EPSON LFP Remote Panel icon on your desktop.
You see the LFP Remote Panel.
If you don’t see the icon on your desktop, do one of the following to
access the LFP Remote Panel:
•
Mac OS X: Open EPSON Printer Utility2 in your Applications
folder. Select SPro 4880, click OK, then click EPSON LFP
Remote Panel in the printer utility window.
•
Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and click Printer
under Hardware and Sound. Right-click your printer icon and
select Printing Preferences. Click the Utility tab, then click
EPSON LFP Remote Panel in the printer utility window.
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select
Printing Preferences. Click the Utility tab, then click EPSON
LFP Remote Panel in the printer utility window.
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3. Make sure Stylus Pro 4880 or EPSON Stylus Pro 4880 is selected,
then click the Firmware Updater button. You see the Firmware
Updater window.
4. Make sure your printer is on, its LCD is set to READY, and it is
connected to your computer, then choose Stylus Pro 4880 or EPSON
Stylus Pro 4880 in the Printer list.
5. Click Browse and find the firmware that you just downloaded and
extracted. Select the file and click Choose.
Caution: Don’t turn off
the printer while the
firmware is updating.
6. If the firmware version of the file is newer, click Update to start the
firmware updating process. (If it is the same, you don’t need to update.)
7. When the update is complete, close the Firmware Updater window, LFP
Remote window, and the Printer Utility window.
To finish the installation, you need to load some cut-sheet paper and align
the print head, as described on page 102.
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Chapter 2:
Handling
Paper and
Other Media
The Epson Stylus Pro 4880 prints on a variety of media, including roll paper
and cut sheets up to 17 inches wide. You can also use heavy stock, such as
posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick, via the straight-through paper
path.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Selecting media for your printer
•
Using cut sheet paper
•
Using roll paper
•
Loading paper manually
•
Optimizing the settings for your paper
Selecting Media for Your Printer
Note: You can purchase
additional roll paper
spindles and other
accessories or options
from the Epson Pro
Imaging website
(www.proimaging.epson.
com) or your Epson
Professional Imaging
authorized reseller.
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, plain paper, and other media.
An optional high-tension spindle is also available for printing on certain roll
media such as Epson UltraSmooth® Fine Art Paper and Textured Fine Art
Paper. The spindle applies tension to keep the paper tightly wound. Check
the Epson Pro Imaging website (www.proimaging.epson.com) or your
Epson Professional Imaging authorized reseller for available media.
The following table shows the paper sizes you can use:
Supported paper sizes
Roll paper
Cut sheets
Size
8.3 to 17 in. wide
(211 to 432 mm)
8 × 10 in. up to 17 × 22 in.
Maximum
external roll
diameter
2 in. core: 4 in. (103 mm)
3 in. core: 6 in. (150 mm)
—
Thickness
3.15 to 19.7 mil (0.8 to 0.5 mm)
3.15 to 59 mil (0.8 to 1.5 mm)
Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-Epson paper or other
media, you may need to adjust various settings and create special paper
configurations. See page 50 for instructions.
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Guidelines for Using Epson Media
Follow these guidelines, as well as those included in your paper package,
when printing on Epson paper and other media:
•
Avoid touching the printable surface with your bare hands. Fingerprints
may affect print quality. Handle media by the edges or use cotton
gloves.
•
Always choose the correct Media Type setting in your printer driver
software before you send your job. See page 58 (Mac OS X) or page 74
(Windows) for instructions.
•
Always select the correct paper source (roll or sheet) in both the printer
driver software and on the printer’s control panel. See page 55
(Mac OS X) or page 79 (Windows) for instructions on selecting the
paper source in your printer software.
•
Keep unused media in its original packaging and store it in a cool, dry
place to maintain quality. Avoid storing your printouts where they will
be exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
Using Cut Sheet Paper
You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media.
The Epson Stylus Pro 4880 accepts sheets ranging from 8 × 10 inches to
17 × 22 inches.
Follow these additional guidelines for cut sheet paper:
•
You can leave your roll paper on the spindle when you print on cut
sheets; make sure it is removed from the paper path and rolled up.
•
Store sheet media on a flat surface in its original package.
•
If you need to add paper to the tray, first remove all the paper and then
add to the stack that you removed.
•
If you’re using fine art paper or other thick media, you need to load it
manually, as described on page 38.
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Cut Sheet Paper Paths
In addition to the paper tray, two paper paths are available for manual
feeding of special media. Make sure you use the correct paper path for Epson
media, as listed below:
Paper tray
•
Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
•
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
•
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
•
Premium Luster Photo Paper
•
Singleweight Matte Paper
•
Presentation Paper Matte
•
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
•
Proofing Paper White Semimatte
•
Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
•
Enhanced Matte Paper
•
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
•
Plain paper
•
Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
•
Non-Epson media with paper thicknesses from 0.08 to 0.79 mm
Rear manual feed slot
•
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
•
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
•
Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
•
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
•
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
•
Premium Luster Photo Paper
•
Singleweight Matte Paper
•
Presentation Paper Matte
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•
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
•
Proofing Paper White Semimatte
•
Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
•
Enhanced Matte Paper
•
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
•
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
•
Velvet Fine Art Paper
•
Plain paper
•
Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
•
Non-Epson media with paper thicknesses from 0.08 to 0.79 mm
Front manual feed slot
•
Non-Epson media with paper
thicknesses from 0.8 to 1.5 mm
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Loading Paper in the Paper Tray
You can load up to 250 sheets of plain paper in the tray. The following table
lists a guideline for paper tray capacity for various types and sizes of Epson
paper:
Epson cut sheet paper capacity
Paper type
Size (inches)
Loading
capacity
Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
8.5 × 11
100
13 × 19
50
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Premium Luster Photo Paper
8.5 × 11
100
11.7 × 16.5
13 × 19
50
Singleweight Matte Paper
13 × 19
100
17 × 22
50
8.5 × 11
200
11 × 17
13 × 19
100
17 × 22
50
Proofing Paper White Semimatte
13 × 19
1*
Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Enhanced Matte Paper
8.5 × 11
100
11.7 × 16.5
13 × 19
17 × 22
50
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
13 × 19
20
Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
13 × 19
50
Presentation Paper Matte
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
* You can load 50 sheets if the temperature is from 59 to 73.4 ºF (15 to 23 ºC) and
the humidity is from 40 to 60%.
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Follow these steps to load cut sheets in the paper tray:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
button until the sheet icon appears on the LCD display.
2. Extend the paper tray and paper tray cover.
3. Lift up the paper tray cover.
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4. Flip up the paper guide roller and slide the edge guide all the way to the
left.
5. Clean the inside of the paper tray to remove any dust. Dust may affect
printout quality.
6. Thumb through a stack of paper, then gently tap it on a flat surface to
even the edges.
Note: When you need to
add sheets, first remove
all the paper and then add
to the stack that you
removed.
7. Load the sheets with the printable side down, in the portrait orientation
(short edge first). Place the paper all the way back in the paper tray and
next to the right edge.
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Make sure the stack of paper fits under the arrow on the left edge guide.
8. Adjust the edge guide and length of the paper tray.
If you’re printing on letter-size paper, raise the paper guide and push it
against the end of the paper stack.
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9. Flip the paper guide roller down onto the stack of paper.
Note: Make sure the roll
paper support on the
paper tray cover is not
raised.
10. Replace the paper tray cover and adjust its length.
11. Extend the paper tray cover if necessary to support your printouts.
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Using the Front Manual Feed Slot
If you want to print on posterboard or other media 31 to 59 mil (0.8 to 1.5
mm) thick, you need to use the manual feed slot. This provides a
straight-through paper path. Be sure to allow enough room behind the
printer so the paper is not bent when it feeds into the printing position.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
button until the sheet icon appears on the LCD display.
2. Release the paper lever.
3. Open the top cover.
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4. Insert the sheet face-up, above the black rollers.
5. Push the sheet under the gray feed rollers.
Gray
feed
rollers
6. Align the edge of the paper with the mark on the paper tray cover, as
shown below. For longer sheets, make sure you align the right edge of
the sheet with the arrow mark on the right and the leading edge with the
OTHERS mark.
Then close the top cover.
Arrow mark
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7. Return the paper lever to the secured position. The printer automatically
feeds the paper into printing position.
8. Extend the paper tray and cover if necessary to support the sheet as it
comes out of the printer. Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
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Using the Rear Manual Feed Slot
You may use the rear manual feed slot for thicker media types such as Velvet
Fine Art Paper and UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper. You can also use this feed
slot for other types of paper, as listed on page 31.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
button until the sheet icon appears on the LCD display.
2. Align the sheet with the right edge of the slot and insert it until it meets
resistance. Make sure the sheet is straight.
The printer automatically feeds the sheet into printing position.
3. Extend the paper tray and cover if necessary to support the sheet as it
comes out of the printer. Make sure the roll paper support is not raised.
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Using Roll Paper
You can use roll paper with a 2- or 3-inch core, up to 17 inches wide.
Manually switching from one paper roll to another is a simple process.
Check the Epson Pro Imaging website (www.proimaging.epson.com) or
your Epson Professional Imaging authorized reseller for available media.
Roll Paper Guidelines
Caution: Some 2-inch
core roll paper at widths
smaller than 10" may
cause the print head to
strike the surface of the
paper due to paper
curling. This will damage
the paper by leaving
scratch marks on the
surface of the paper and
it can also cause paper
jams if the paper is torn
during the printing
process. If you notice
head strike marks or
paper jams when printing
on this type of paper,
Epson recommends
printing on 3-inch core
paper or wider paper.
When printing on roll paper, be sure to follow the media handling
guidelines on page 30, as well as these special guidelines for roll paper:
•
When storing roll paper, keep it in its original packaging—including the
bag, end caps, and box.
•
To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure the
Sheet icon does not
appear on the LCD display. Press the Paper Source button until the
or
roll icon appears on the LCD display.
•
Choose
if you want the paper to be cut automatically after each
page is printed.
•
Choose
if you’re printing on canvas or other heavy media. Media
that is too thick will damage the cutter. Use of a rotary paper
cutter/trimmer is recommended.
Also choose this setting if you want to print a series of pages and keep
them together for cutting later on. The following media (and other
similar materials) do not work with the built-in cutter:
•
•
Fine art paper (including Epson UltraSmooth, Textured, and
Velvet)
•
Canvas
•
Vinyl
•
Matte board
•
Heavyweight polyester banner media
Release the paper lever to view the suction setting. The suction helps
hold the paper in place during loading and printing.
•
If you’re loading heavy paper, you may need to increase the suction
strength by pressing the paper feed button.
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•
Note: The spindle
accommodates both
2-inch and 3-inch roll
paper cores. To switch
between different size
cores, see page 47.
Avoid touching the
printable surface of
the paper as much as
possible. Oils from
your skin can affect
print quality.
For lightweight paper, decrease the suction by pressing the
button.
Loading the Paper onto the Spindle
Follow these steps to attach the roll to the spindle:
1. Slide the black paper stop (flange) off the left end of the spindle.
2. Position the roll so the paper unwinds as shown, then slide it onto the
spindle:
3. Slide the movable paper stop back onto the spindle and insert it into the
end of the roll. Make sure it is firmly fixed into the left end of the paper
roll.
Placing the Paper in the Printer
Follow these steps to place the paper in the printer:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
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2. Place the roll paper in the printer as shown. (The black end of the
spindle goes on the left.)
Note: To avoid feeding
excess paper, make sure
you don’t select
when you’re using roll
paper.
3. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source
or
icon appears on the LCD display.
button until the
4. Raise the roll paper support.
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5. Release the paper lever.
6. Hold both sides of the paper and feed it into the slot.
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7. Feed the paper all the way through the printer until it is aligned with the
OTHERS mark on the paper tray cover.
OTHERS
8. Move the paper lever to the secured position. The printer automatically
positions the paper for printing.
Note: The maximum
page length you can print
on is limited by the printer
driver, and may also be
limited by your application
software and/or operating
system.
9. Close the roll paper cover.
To avoid indenting or creasing the paper, remove it from the paper path and
roll it up when you are not printing.
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Removing Paper from the Spindle
If you need to remove the paper roll from the spindle, follow these
steps:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. If the paper is loaded for printing, push the paper lever back to
the released position, then roll up the paper before removing it.
3. Remove the roll paper and spindle from the printer.
4. Set the spindle upright, with the gray end on the floor and the
black end at the top.
5. Slide the black paper stop off the top of the spindle.
6. Remove the roll paper from the spindle.
Switching Between 2-Inch and 3-Inch Roll Paper
Note: Roll paper with a
2-inch core may cause
paper jams on this printer
due to severe paper curl.
If you notice frequent
paper jams when using
2-inch core media, switch
to media with a 3-inch
core.
You can convert the spindle to accept roll paper with either a 2-inch or
3-inch core by using the spindle adapters. Follow these steps to attach the
adapters for using 3-inch roll paper:
1. Remove the black paper stop from the end of the spindle.
2. Align the arrow marks as shown below and press one of the adapters
onto the gray paper stop until it locks in place. Press the other adapter
onto the black paper stop.
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To remove the adapters, press on the four tabs.
Tab
Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter
When you’re not using the auto cut setting, you need to cut the paper
manually by pressing the button after your print job is finished. You can use
the button for most types of paper. However, if you’re printing on fine art
paper, canvas, or other heavy media, you should use a rotary paper
cutter/trimmer or scissors rather than the built-in cutter. See page 42 for a
list of media that cannot be used with the built-in cutter.
Follow these steps to cut manually with the built-in cutter:
1. Before you print, press the
icon.
Paper Source button until you see the
2. Run your print job.
3. If the paper is not positioned correctly, press the or button to
match the cutting position on the paper with the cutting position on the
left side of the print head.
4. Press the
button until you see the
5. Press and hold the
48
auto cut icon on the LCD.
button for 3 seconds. The paper is cut.
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Printing Trim Lines
You can print trim lines on the right edge of your pages (if you’re using auto
cut) or on the right and bottom edge (if you’re not using auto cut). Follow
these steps:
1. Press the Menu
button. PRINTER SETUP appears on the display.
2. Press the Menu
button again to display PLATEN GAP.
3. Press the
button to display PAGE LINE.
4. Press the Menu
5. Press the
button to highlight ON.
6. Press the Menu
to ON.
7. Press the
button.
button to save the setting. An asterisk appears next
pause button to exit the menu.
You can also specify trim lines from your printer driver software. For
instructions, see page 64 (Mac OS X) or page 82 (Windows).
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper
When you print on unusually thick or thin paper, you may need to adjust
the platen gap setting. Normally, the STANDARD setting allows the printer
to adjust automatically. However, if print quality is not satisfactory when
using very thin or very thick stock, you may need to change this setting.
Follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu
button. PRINTER SETUP appears on the display.
2. Press the Menu
button again to display PLATEN GAP.
3. Press the Menu
setting.
button. STANDARD is displayed as the current
4. Use the and buttons to change the setting. (STANDARD is the
default setting; you can also choose NARROW, WIDE, WIDER, or
WIDEST.)
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Caution: To avoid
damaging the printer,
make sure you do not
select the NARROW
setting when you print
on heavy media.
5. Press the Menu
button to save the setting. An asterisk appears next
to the selected setting.
6. Press the
pause button to exit the menu.
If you’ve selected a non-standard platen gap, the letter N or W appears on
the display to remind you of the narrow or wide setting. When you switch
media, don’t forget to change the setting back to STANDARD.
If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may also need to create a paper
configuration to optimize your results. See the following section for more
information.
Optimizing the Settings for Your Paper
Note: It’s a good idea to
keep a list describing your
paper configurations.
When you choose a media type in your Epson printer software, the driver
automatically determines the best settings for your paper. However, you may
want to fine-tune how the printer handles various media—especially if you
use non-Epson paper or a paper not supported by the driver. Use the paper
configuration settings described below. If you’re printing on unusually thick
or thin paper, you may also need to adjust the platen gap; if so, you should
do that first (see page 49).
You can create a special configuration, or group of settings, for each paper
type (up to ten types) and select the desired configuration whenever you
print on a particular stock.
Creating Custom Paper Configurations
To create a configuration for a specific paper type, make sure the paper you
want to configure is loaded in the printer. Then follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu
button, then press the
PAPER appears on the display.
2. Press the Menu
button until CUSTOM
button to display PAPER NUMBER.
3. Press the Menu
button, then press the button to select a paper
configuration number (1 to 10). Press the Menu
button again to
save the number setting.
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4. Press the button, then the button to display PLATEN GAP. Press
the Menu
button, then press the button to select NARROW,
STANDARD, WIDE, or WIDER. The STANDARD setting is
recommended for most paper types. Press the Menu
button again to
save the platen gap setting.
5. Press the
button, then the
button to display THICKNESS PAT.
6. Press the Menu
button twice to print the paper thickness pattern.
The printer prints a pattern similar to the following:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Smallest gap
7. Examine the printed pattern for the most evenly overlapping lines.
Choose the number with the most even lines. In the example shown
above, the lines under number 4 are the most even.
8. After printing the pattern, THICKNESS NUM is displayed. Press the
button to select the number that you noted in step 7.
9. Press the Menu
button to save the selected value. Press the
button, then the button for the menu options shown below. Make
any adjustments, as needed, and press the Menu
button to save each
setting.
You can also make similar settings using the printer driver software. For
instructions, see page 60 (Mac OS X) or page 86 (Windows).
•
CUT METHOD lets you decrease the cutting blade pressure for
thinner media, or adjust the speed for thick media. You may need to
experiment to determine the cleanest cut for your paper.
•
PPR FEED ADJ helps eliminate banding. Choose a lower value if
you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you see dark
lines.
•
EJECT ROLLER lets you define the eject roller for printing with
non-Epson media. You may need to experiment to determine the
best setting for your paper.
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•
DRYING TIME lets you print with non-Epson media and avoid
smearing the ink. You can make the print head wait up to 10
seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
•
SUCTION lets you decrease the paper suction level when printing
on thin media (under 12 lb), such as drafting paper or backlight film.
•
M/W ADJ adjusts the intensity of the MicroWeave® pattern. This
improves print quality, but lowers printing speed.
10. When done, press the
pause button.
Selecting Custom Paper Configurations
Once you have created a paper configuration, you can select it whenever you
print on that paper:
1. Press the Menu
button, then press the button to display
button again.
CUSTOM PAPER. Press the Menu
2. Press the
Menu
button to display PAPER NUMBER, then press the
button.
3. Press the button to select the configuration number that you want to
use. If you select STANDARD, the printer uses the driver settings. If you
select a number from 1 to 10, the control panel settings override the
driver settings.
4. Press the Menu
menu.
button, then press the
pause button to exit the
5. The configuration number you selected is displayed on the LCD.
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Chapter 3:
Printing with
Epson Drivers
for Macintosh
Your Epson Stylus Pro 4880 comes with drivers and utilities that let you
print and manage print jobs. ICC profiles for ColorSync® are included, so
you can use color management features in Adobe® Photoshop® or other
applications, or in the driver itself. A color-managed workflow using
Photoshop will give you the most accurate colors and best photographic
output from your Epson Stylus Pro 4880 for color photos. For the best black
and white photography output, the Stylus Pro 4880 driver offers Advanced
Black and White mode.
You can create your own profiles if you have the required hardware and
software, or you can have them created by a color specialist. Make sure any
profiles you want to use are located in the standard folder for your operating
system. When you install the Epson printer driver, the ready-made profiles
are automatically copied to the right folder.
Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Imaging website at
www.proimaging.epson.
com for updated drivers
and utilities that may
become available.
This chapter includes the following information for Mac OS® X:
•
Choosing page setup settings for cut sheets and roll paper
•
Choosing basic print settings
•
Choosing advanced print options, including color management and
paper configuration settings
•
Choosing roll paper options
•
Creating a custom preset and printing
•
Monitoring print jobs
•
Checking printer status
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Choosing Page Setup Options
Note: Many application
settings override the
printer’s page setup
options. Always verify
settings to get the results
you expect.
If you need more
information about print
options, click the Help
button.
Before you print, make sure you have installed the Epson printer driver and
utilities from the CD-ROM. You also need to configure your connection
and set up the printer in the Printer Setup Utility. For instructions on
installing and configuring the printer driver, see page 21.
Page Setup options let you choose from several options for printing on cut
sheets or roll paper. You can also select the orientation of your image and the
paper size. For printing on roll media, creating a custom page size is
recommended to make the best use of your paper.
1. Open the file you want to print and select Page Setup in your
application. You see this screen:
Select Stylus Pro 4880
2. Open the Format for drop-down menu and select Stylus Pro 4880.
Note: If your application
has margin settings,
make sure they’re turned
off for borderless printing.
Note the following limitations on borderless printing:
•
Borderless printing takes longer than normal printing.
•
Margins are required at the top and bottom of the page on cut
sheets. Full borderless printing is available on roll paper only.
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3. Click the Paper Size drop-down menu.
•
If you’re printing on cut-sheets, select the size of the paper loaded in
the printer. Then continue with step 7.
•
If you’re using roll paper, Epson recommends that you create a
custom paper size to make the best use of your paper. Continue
with step 4 for instructions.
The following settings are available, depending on the size you choose:
•
The standard size setting prints on cut sheet paper with a bottom
margin larger than the top and sides.
•
Borderless (Auto Expand) prints on cut sheets and enlarges your
image (up to 3%) to fit the width of the paper (without side
borders).
•
Borderless (Retain Size) prints your image at the size you specify
in your application. You need to size it slightly wider than the paper
width to print without side borders.
•
Maximum reduces the bottom margin (available for printing on
plain paper sheets only).
•
Roll Paper - Banner prints a series of continuous images without
any margin space between them, but with normal side borders.
•
Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto Expand) prints without borders on
roll paper and enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the
paper. This selection is recommended for borderless printing with
minimal clipping of your image.
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•
Roll Paper - Borderless (Retain Size) prints your image on roll
paper at the size you specify in your application. You need to size it
slightly wider than the paper width to print without borders.
•
Roll Paper - Borderless Banner prints a series of continuous
borderless images without space between them.
•
Roll Paper prints on roll paper with the standard printable area.
4. If you are printing on roll paper, click the Paper Size drop-down menu
and select Manage Custom Sizes.
You see this screen:
Click + to define
your custom
paper size
Tip: To ensure that the
image is centered on
the page, make the top
and bottom margins the
same.
5. Click +, double-click Untitled, give your paper size a name, and define
its size and margins. Then click OK.
6. Make sure your new custom page size is showing.
7. Choose the appropriate Orientation and Scale for printing.
8. Click OK. Then continue with the instructions in the next section to
select additional settings for printing.
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Choosing Basic Print Options
Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing
options. The Epson driver offers automatic settings that optimize print
quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose
advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management
options, as described on page 60.
1. Select Print in your application. You see the screen shown below:
Select Stylus
Pro 4880
2. Choose Stylus Pro 4880 from the Printer menu.
3. Click on Copies & Pages and then select Print Settings from the
drop-down menu.
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You see this screen:
4. Select the Media Type that corresponds to the paper you are printing
on. If you are using a color-managed workflow, make sure you choose
media type and resolution settings that match the ICC profile you are
using.
Note: Check the website
(www.proimaging.epson.
com) or your Epson
Professional Imaging
authorized reseller for
other media that may be
available.
The settings followed by (250), (260), and (170) are for roll paper.
Choose a setting without these designations when you print on cut
sheets. For PremierArt Water Resistant Canvas for Epson, choose the
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White setting.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the
paper, or look on the Epson website (www.proimaging.epson.com). If
you are using non-Epson paper, choose the closest setting. You may have
to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for
the media you’re using.
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5. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic
printing. Choose Advanced B&W Photo if you are printing black and
white photos using this unique printer technology on select paper types.
(For paper types that don’t support this option, print black and white
photos with the Color setting.) Select Black only if you’re printing line
drawings or other non-photographic images.
6. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job.
You can choose one of the mode settings shown at the left:
The Charts and Graphs setting intensifies colors and lightens the
midtones and highlights of an image. Use this setting for
presentation graphics, such as charts and graphs.
The EPSON Standard (sRGB) setting increases the contrast in
images. Use this setting for color photographs.
The Adobe RGB setting matches image colors to the Adobe RGB
color standard.
•
Click Advanced Settings to access additional options, as described
below.
7. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
Note: The Print Quality
settings available depend
on the Media Type you
selected. Choose lower
print quality for faster
printing, or SuperPhoto 2880dpi for best quality.
•
Draft
•
Normal - 360dpi
•
Fine - 720dpi
•
SuperFine - 1440dpi
•
SuperPhoto - 2880dpi
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8. Choose any of the following:
•
High Speed for fast, bidirectional printing. For higher quality,
make sure you deselect this option.
•
Flip Horizontal for printing a mirror image of your file. Use with
backlight film.
•
Finest Detail for sharper edges on vector-based data including text,
graphics, and line art.
Continue with the instructions in the next section to select color
management settings. If you are using the color management settings in
Photoshop or another application, it is very important to turn off color
management in the printer driver, as described on page 61.
Choosing Color Management and Paper
Configuration Options
Follow these instructions to use color management in the printer
driver. If necessary, you can control the ink density by using the paper
configuration settings, as described on page 61.
1. Select Printer Color Management from the drop-down menu. You see
this screen:
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2. Select one of the following settings:
•
Color Controls to choose from three Color Adjustment modes and
from two Gamma settings. Click the arrow next to Advanced to
specify individual values for brightness, contrast, saturation, and
CMY inks.
•
ColorSync for mapping colors to your printer’s profile. In most
cases, you will get better results by applying color management in
your application, rather than in the printer driver. If you choose this
setting, you can choose ColorSync from the drop-down menu and
choose filters or other settings.
•
Note: You may need to
change the Color Density
setting if your custom
color profile was created
to optimize D-max and
color gamut.
(Off) No Color Adjustment to disable color management in the
printer driver. Choose this mode when you use a color-managed
workflow in Photoshop or other software applications.
3. If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its
performance, select Paper Configuration from the drop-down menu.
You see this screen:
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4. Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings
override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the
printer’s control panel.
•
Color Density lets you control the ink saturation level (for example,
when you turn off color management in your printer software).
•
Drying Time per Print Head Pass lets you print with non-Epson
media and avoid smearing the ink. You can make the print head
wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
•
Paper Feed Adjustment helps reduce banding. Choose a lower
value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you
see dark lines.
•
Paper Thickness helps reduce vertical banding and creates a
sharper image when printing on unusually thick or thin paper.
•
Paper Suction lets you decrease the paper suction level when
printing on thinner papers (less than 12 lb), such as CAD drafting
paper or backlight film.
•
Cut Method decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner media,
or adjusts the speed for thick media. You may need to experiment to
determine the best setting for your paper.
•
Platen Gap lets you fine-tune the setting for various paper
thicknesses.
•
Eject Roller Type lets you define the eject roller for printing on
non-Epson media. You may need to experiment to determine the
best setting for your paper.
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Choosing Roll Paper Options
If you are printing on roll paper, make sure you choose one of the roll paper
options under the size setting, as described on page 54. In addition, you need
to check these settings for various cutting options.
1. Select Roll Paper Option from the drop-down menu shown below.
You see this screen:
2. Choose one of the following Auto Cut settings:
•
Normal Cut allows margin space at the top and bottom of each
image.
•
Double Cut extends the space between the images and trims each
print individually. This provides the cleanest edge for borderless
printing.
•
Single Cut causes the images to be printed end-to-end and saves
paper. With borderless printing, you may see a sliver of the previous
or next image.
•
Off disables automatic cutting. Choose this setting if you want to
operate the cutter manually, print multiple print jobs without
cutting, or if you are printing on heavy media that must be cut by
hand.
See page 48 for instructions on using the button to operate the
cutter. See page 42 for a list of media that do not work with the
built-in cutter.
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3. Select either of the following options:
•
Note: These settings
override settings made
through the control panel.
Print Page Line prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of
your pages.
•
Save Roll Paper saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of
the last page of your document. Available only when you’ve selected
Roll Paper (Banner) as the Paper Source.
Borderless Printing
For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either Auto
Expand or Retain Size and create a custom paper size, as described in
“Choosing Page Setup Options” on page 54. Your image may be clipped on
the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image
according to the page width and by adjusting the length.
For either setting, you should add 0.1 inch to the length of your custom size.
The Auto Expand setting provides the best solution for borderless printing
with minimal image clipping. Using this setting, you can create a custom
paper width equal to the width of the roll media. If you use the Retain Size
setting, you should create a custom paper width slightly wider than the
actual width of the media.
The following table shows recommended image widths (in inches) for
borderless printing using either the Auto Expand or Retain Size setting:
Recommended image widths (in inches) for borderless printing
Roll
paper
width
Image width
Image width
Custom Paper Size
(with Auto Expand) (with Retain Size) (for Retain Size only)
8.3
8.06
8.35
8.3
10
9.7075
10.34
10.23
12*
11.8
12.34
12.23
14*
13.8
14.34
14.23
16
15.8
16.34
16.23
17
16.8
17.34
17.23
* Non-Epson roll media widths
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Make sure you set the margins to zero when printing a custom page size for
borderless printing.
Note: If you check the
settings on each screen
in the pull-down menu,
go through them carefully
from top to bottom.
Avoid cycling through
them repeatedly, or you
may lose your settings.
Creating a Custom Preset and Printing
Once you’ve made the correct settings for your print job, create a
custom preset. This will save you time when you use the same
profile/printer/ink/media combination for future print jobs.
1. Select Summary from the drop-down menu.
2. After verifying that your settings are correct, select Save As from the
Presets pop-up menu.
You see the following:
Caution: Do not open
and close the Presets
pop-up menu without
typing a name, or you will
lose your settings.
3. Type a name, and click OK.
4. When you’re ready to print, click the Print button.
See page 68 for instructions on monitoring your print job.
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Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo
Settings
The Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce
neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers
an alternative black and white workflow. Advanced Black and White Photo
mode also provides settings for more advanced black and white control.
Whether your photo is color or grayscale, you can use this unique screening
and color management technology to create stunning black-and-white
prints. This mode is only available when printing on select media types.
Note: If you are printing
from Photoshop, make
sure you turn off color
management when using
Advanced Black and
White mode. There are
no profiles associated
with this screening and
color management
technology.
1. Select Print Settings from the drop-down menu. You see this screen:
2. Choose the Media Type setting for the paper you have loaded in the
printer.
3. Choose Advanced B&W Photo for the Color setting. Uncheck High
Speed for the best quality.
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4. Select Printer Color Management from the drop-down menu. You see
this screen:
5. Choose the settings that are best for your photo. You can use the photo
on the screen as a guide.
•
Color Toning: Allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and
white output. The default is Neutral, which will provide you with a
neutral tonal scale print. You can also choose other popular presets
such as Cool, Warm, and Sepia. Note that the presets will affect the
target found in the Tone Color Circle.
•
Tone: Allows you to easily change the entire tonal scale of your
black and white output. While Darker is the default setting, you
may see better results if you choose Dark.
•
Brightness: Adjusts the overall lightness and darkness of your
image.
•
Contrast: Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of
your image.
•
Shadow and Highlight Tonality: Allows you to control tonality
only in the shadow or highlight areas of your image.
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•
Max Optical Density: Adjusts the overall density or focus of the
print. Create a soft focus print by setting the density to lower.
•
Highlight Point Shift: If your image is prone to gloss differential,
checking Highlight Point Shift will help to reduce gloss differential
by adding density to the highlights of your image.
•
Tone Color Circle: Click on any portion of this color wheel or
enter corresponding values to customize the tone (hue) to add to
your black and white print. The closer you select to the edge of the
wheel, the more color you will add to your black and white print.
•
The preview approximates the image tone based on your settings.
Please note this preview will always be of the same image and is not
color managed. It is just to be used to give you a level of feedback as
you make changes.
Monitoring Print Jobs
After you click Print, you can monitor the progress of your print job using
the Printer Setup Utility. Follow these steps:
1. Click the icon for your printer or Printer Setup Utility icon on the
Dock.
If necessary, double-click your printer (and print queue) name.
You see a screen like this:
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2. From here you can monitor the progress of your print job or do one of
the following:
•
Click the print job, then click Delete to cancel the job
•
Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing
•
Click a print job marked “Hold” and click Resume to resume
printing
•
If multiple print jobs are listed, click a print job, then click the
Priority arrow as necessary to reorder the jobs
3. When you’re finished, close the print job window, then close your
printer window or the printer list window.
Checking Ink Levels and Maintenance Tank
The Epson Printer Utility lets you check the levels of ink in the printer and
the level of the maintenance tank. You can also run maintenance utilities
from this screen. See pages 100 to 101 for instructions.
1. Double-click the Applications folder on your hard drive.
2. Double-click EPSON Printer Utility2.
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3. Select SPro 4880 and click OK. You see the printer utility screen:
4. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor icon.
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The software checks the amount of ink in the printer and maintenance
tank and displays the StatusMonitor window:
5. To recheck the ink levels, click the Update button. To close the Status
Monitor, click OK.
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Printing with
Epson Drivers
for Windows
Your Stylus Pro 4880 comes with drivers and utilities that let you print and
manage print jobs. ICC profiles are included, so you can use the color
management features in Photoshop or other applications, or in the driver
itself. A color-managed workflow using Adobe Photoshop will give you the
most accurate colors and best photographic output from your Epson Stylus
Pro 4880. For the best black and white photography output, the Stylus Pro
4880 driver offers Advanced Black and White mode.
You can create your own profiles if you have the required hardware and
software, or you can have them created by a color specialist. Make sure any
profiles you want to use are located in the standard folder for your operating
system. When you install the Epson printer driver, the ready-made profiles
are automatically copied to the right folder.
Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Imaging website at
www.proimaging.epson.
com for updated drivers
and utilities that may
become available.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing paper and layout options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
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Choosing Basic Print Options
Before you print, you need to set basic printing properties. Make sure you
have installed the Epson driver and utilities from the CD-ROM.
The driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed
when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose advanced settings for
more control over your printer and color management options.
Follow these steps to make basic settings:
1. Start an application, open the file you want to print, and select Print in
your application. You see the Print window.
2. Make sure your printer is selected, then click the Properties or
Preferences button. Or, if you see a Setup, Printer, or Options
button, click it instead. Then click Properties or Preferences on the
next screen. You see a window like the following:
This box shows
you the current
settings, but you
can’t change
them from here
Note: If you need more
information about print
options, you can click
the Help button on
any screen.
3. Select a Media Type setting that corresponds to the paper you are
printing on. If you are using a color-managed workflow, make sure you
choose media type and resolution settings that match the ICC profile
you are using.
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Note: Check the website
(www.proimaging.epson.
com) or your Epson
Professional Imaging
authorized reseller for
other media that may be
available.
The settings followed by (250), (260), and (170) are for roll paper.
Choose a setting without these designations when you print on cut
sheets. For PremierArt Water Resistant Canvas for Epson, choose the
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White setting.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the
paper, or check the Epson website (www.proimaging.epson.com). If you
are using non-Epson media, choose the closest setting. You may have to
experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the
media you’re using.
4. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic
printing. Choose Advanced B&W Photo if you are printing black and
white photos on select paper types. (For paper types that don’t support
this option, print black and white photos with the Color setting.) Select
Black only if you’re printing line drawings or other non-photographic
images.
5. For the Print Quality setting, choose Quality or Max Quality. Or,
choose Quality Options to display a window like the following:
Use the Speed/Quality slider to set the desired quality level. Select from
the following additional options, then click OK:
•
High Speed for fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality.
•
Edge Smoothing to improve the quality of low-resolution images.
•
Finest Detail for sharper edges on vector-based data including text,
graphics, and line art. (This setting does not affect photographs.)
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6. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments.
If you’ve selected Color as your Color setting, you can choose one
of the mode settings shown at the left:
The Charts and Graphs setting intensifies colors and lightens the
midtones and highlights of an image. Use this setting for
presentation graphics, such as charts and graphs.
The EPSON Standard (sRGB) setting increases the contrast in
images. Use this setting for color photographs.
The Adobe RGB setting matches image colors to the Adobe RGB
color standard.
If you’ve selected Advanced B&W Photo as your Color setting,
you can choose Neutral, Cool, Warm, or Sepia. To choose more
detailed settings for advanced black and white photo printing, see
page 86.
•
Click Custom, then follow the instructions in the next section to
set color management options.
Choosing Color Management Options
If you are using color management settings in Photoshop or another
application, it is very important to access the advanced settings and turn off
color management in the printer driver, as described on page 77.
1. On the properties window, make sure the Main tab is selected.
2. For the Color setting, select Color.
3. For the Mode setting, select Custom.
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4. Choose one of the following and click the Advanced button:
•
Color Controls lets you specify individual values for adjusting
brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the
three Printer Color Adjustment modes. You can also choose from
two Gamma settings, and use either a color circle or slide bar to
adjust color.
•
PhotoEnhance™ allows you to automatically correct images and
choose from six Scene Correction settings.
Tip: If you turn off color
management, you can
still control the ink
density, as described
on page 86.
•
Off (No Color Adjustment) disables color management in the
printer driver. Choose this mode when you use a color managed
workflow in Photoshop or other software.
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•
ICM adjusts colors based on the printer’s ICC profile, using the
Image Color Matching system. You can choose the input profile
and other settings as shown below:
In most cases, you will get better results by applying color management
in your application, rather than in the printer driver.
5. Click OK to save your settings.
Note: Many application
settings override settings
in the printer driver.
Always verify settings
to get the results
you expect.
Choosing Paper and Layout Options
You can select a variety of settings for margins, orientation, paper saving,
sizing your image, and double-sided printing. Follow the instructions on
page 79 to select settings for cut sheet paper, or the instructions on page 80
for roll paper.
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Choosing Cut Sheet Paper Options
1. On the properties window, click the Main tab. You see this window:
2. Select the paper source you’re using (Paper Tray or Manual Feed)
from the Source list.
3. Click Printable Area and select the setting you’d like, then click OK.
•
Standard makes the bottom margin larger than the top and sides.
•
Maximum reduces the bottom margin (available only for plain
paper).
•
Centered places the image in the center of the printable area.
4. If you want to print to the edges of the page, click Borderless. Note
that borderless printing applies only to the left and right sides of the
page on cut sheets; margins are required at the top and bottom of the
page. For full-bleed borderless printing, use roll paper, as described on
page 81.
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Click Expansion, choose Auto Expand or Retain Size, then click OK.
•
Auto Expand enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the
paper.
•
Retain Size prints your image at the size you specify in your
application. You need to size it slightly wider than the paper width if
you want to print without borders.
5. Select the paper size you’re using from the Size list.
6. If you want to print multiple copies, change the print orientation,
reduce or enlarge your image, or print on both sides of the paper, click
the Page Layout tab. See your on-screen User’s Guide for more
information about double-sided printing.
7. After making your settings, click OK.
Note: Many application
settings override settings
in the printer driver.
Always verify settings
to get the results you
expect.
Choosing Roll Paper Options
Follow these steps to print on roll paper and select settings for borderless
printing and automatic cutting:
1. On the properties window, click the Main tab. You see this window:
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2. Select Roll Paper or Roll Paper (Banner) from the Source list.
The Roll Paper (Banner) setting allows you to print a series of
continuous images without any margin space between them. This
option is not available with all applications.
When you select Roll Paper (Banner), you can also select the Save
Roll Paper option, which saves paper by not feeding the blank portion
of the last page of your document.
3. If you want to print without margins, click Borderless. Note that
borderless printing takes longer than normal printing. See page 82 for
more information about borderless printing.
Click Expansion, choose Auto Expand or Retain Size, then click OK.
•
Auto Expand enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the
paper. You can use the slider to adjust the expansion. Choose Min
for the least amount of image expansion (with a chance that there
will be small borders around the edges) or Max for the greatest
amount of expansion (some of the image will be cut off around the
edges, but it will extend to the edge of the paper).
•
Retain Size prints your image at the size you specify in your
application. You need to size it slightly wider than the paper width if
you want to print without borders.
4. Click Roll Paper Option, choose one of the following Auto Cut
settings, then click OK.
•
Off disables automatic cutting. Choose this setting if you want to
operate the cutter manually, print multiple print jobs without
cutting, or if you are printing on heavy media that must be cut by
hand. See page 48 for instructions on operating the cutter manually.
•
Single Cut causes the images to be printed end-to-end and saves
paper. With borderless printing, you may see a sliver of the previous
or next image.
•
Normal Cut allows margin space at the top and bottom of each
image.
•
Double Cut extends the space between images and trims each print
individually. This provides the cleanest edge for borderless printing.
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If you are printing with margins, set the following options:
•
Auto Rotate saves paper if your document length is shorter than
the printable width of the roll. The document is automatically
rotated 90 degrees and printed crosswise. Be sure to click Roll
Width and select the width of your roll paper.
•
Tip: Creating a
user-defined paper
size generally lets you
make the best use of
your roll paper.
Print Page Line prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of
your pages.
5. Select the size of your image as the Size setting.
To make the best use of your paper, creating a custom paper size is
recommended. Click User Defined. You see this screen:
Type a name for your custom size, then enter the size in inches (or
millimeters) and click Save, then click OK.
6. If you want to print multiple copies, change the print orientation, or
reduce or enlarge your image, click the Page Layout tab. See page 84
for more information.
7. After making your settings, click OK.
Borderless Printing
For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either Auto
Expand or Retain Size and create a custom paper size, as described in
“Choosing Roll Paper Options” on page 80. Your image may be clipped on
the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image
according to the page width and by adjusting the length.
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The Auto Expand setting provides the best solution for borderless printing
with minimal image clipping. Using this setting or the Retain Size setting,
you can create a custom paper width equal to the width of the roll media.
The following table shows recommended image widths (in inches) for
borderless printing using either the Auto Expand or Retain Size setting:
Recommended image widths (in inches) for borderless printing
Roll
paper
width
Image width
Image width
(with Auto Expand) (with Retain Size) Custom Paper Size
8.3
8.06
8.35
8.3
10
9.7075
10.25
10
12*
11.8
12.25
12
14*
13.8
14.25
14
16
15.8
16.25
16
17
16.8
17.25
17
* Non-Epson roll media widths
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Choosing Page Layout Options
Note: Select Landscape
when you want to rotate
your image 90°.
You can print multiple copies, change the print orientation, reduce or
enlarge your image, or print on both sides of the paper. For instructions on
multi-page or double-sided printing, see your on-screen User’s Guide.
1. On the properties window, click the Page Layout tab. You see this
window:
2. Make the settings you want for Orientation and Copies.
3. Click Mirror Image to print a mirror image of your file.
4. Click Reduce/Enlarge to have the driver resize your image. You can
select Fit to Page, Fit to Roll Paper Width, or select Custom and enter
a scaling percentage.
5. If you are enlarging your image beyond the limits of your application
program, click Optimize Enlargement. The driver will increase the
image size up to 650% and decrease the output resolution to stay within
the pixel limitations.
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Depending on the resolution of the original image and the print size,
you may see reduced quality in the print.
6. Click Print Bckg Color if you want to print color on the background of
the page, then select the color you want to use.
Click Job Settings if you want to have the time, date, and other
information about your print job printed at the top or bottom of the
page. Click Details, then select the settings you want to use.
Click OK or Apply when you’re finished setting Page Layout options.
Choosing Paper Configuration Options
1. If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its
performance, click the Main tab and then the Paper Config button.
Note: You may need to
change the Color Density
setting if your custom
profile was created to
optimize D-max and color
gamut.
You see the following:
Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings
override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the
printer’s control panel.
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Color Density lets you control the ink saturation level (for example,
when you turn off color management in your printer software).
•
Drying Time per Print Head Pass lets you print with non-Epson
media and avoid smearing the ink. You can make the print head
wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry.
•
Paper Feed Adjustment helps reduce banding. Choose a lower
value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you
see dark lines.
•
Paper Suction lets you decrease the paper suction level when
printing on thinner papers (less than 12 lb), such as CAD drafting
paper or backlight film.
•
Paper Thickness helps reduce vertical banding and creates a
sharper image when printing on unusually thick or thin paper.
•
Cut Method decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner media,
and adjusts the speed for thick media. You may need to experiment
to determine the best setting for your paper.
•
Platen Gap lets you fine-tune the setting for various paper
thicknesses.
•
Eject Roller Type lets you define the eject roller for printing with
non-Epson media. You may need to experiment to determine the
best setting for your paper.
2. When you’re finished setting Paper Configuration options, click OK.
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo
Settings
The Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce
neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers
an alternative black and white workflow. Advanced Black and White Photo
mode also provides settings for more advanced black and white control.
Whether your photo is color or grayscale, you can use this unique screening
and color management technology to create stunning black-and-white
prints. This mode is only available when printing on select media types.
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1. On the Main tab, Choose the Media Type setting for the paper you have
loaded in the printer.
2. Choose Advanced B&W Photo for the Color setting.
3. Click Custom, then click Advanced. You see this screen:
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4. You can adjust the following settings:
•
Color Toning: Allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and
white output. The default is Neutral, which will provide you with a
neutral tonal scale print. You can also choose other popular presets
such as Cool, Warm, and Sepia. Note that the presets will affect the
target found in the Tone Color Circle.
•
Tone: Allows you to easily change the entire tonal scale of your
black and white output. While Darker is the default setting, you
may see better results if you choose Dark.
•
Brightness: Adjusts the overall lightness and darkness of your
image.
•
Contrast: Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of
your image.
•
Shadow and Highlight Tonality: Allows you to control tonality
only in the shadow or highlight areas of your image.
•
Max Optical Density: Adjusts the overall density or focus of the
print. Create a soft focus print by setting the density to lower.
•
Highlight Point Shift: Helps to reduce gloss differential by adding
density to the highlights of your image.
•
Tone Color Circle: Click on any portion of this color wheel or
enter corresponding values to customize the tone (hue) to add to
your black and white print. The closer you select to the edge of the
wheel, the more color you will add to your black and white print.
•
The preview approximates the image tone based on your settings.
Please note this preview will always be of the same image and is not
color managed. It is just to be used to give you a level of feedback as
you make changes.
Customizing the Printer Driver
You can save groups of settings or media settings, then select them for future
print jobs.
You can also add, delete, or hide items on the printer driver windows. You
can export or import custom settings. This provides a convenient way to
share these settings with other users.
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Saving and Sharing Custom Settings
Once you’ve made the correct settings for your print job, you can save them
as a custom setting. This will save you time when you use the same
profile/printer/ink/media combination for future print jobs.
1. Click Save/Del at the top of the screen (on the Main or Page Layout
tab).
You see a window like the following:
2. After verifying that your settings are correct, enter a name for the
settings, then click Save.
•
After you have saved your custom settings, you can select them from
the Select Settings list.
•
To export the settings, click Export, then select a location and enter
a file name.
•
To import settings, click Import, select the file you want to use, and
click Open.
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Saving and Sharing Custom Media Settings
You can also save and share custom media settings.
1. Adjust the Media Settings on the Main tab of the properties window.
2. Click Custom Settings.
You see a window like the following:
3. After verifying that your settings are correct, enter a name for the
settings, then click Save.
•
After you have saved your custom media settings, you can select
them from the Media Type list.
•
To export the settings, click Export, then select a location and enter
a file name.
•
To import settings, click Import, select the file you want to use, and
click Open.
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Editing Printer Driver Settings
1. On the properties window, click the Utility tab, then select Menu
Arrangement.
2. Select the item you want to edit. You can do the following.
•
Drag and drop the items to rearrange them
•
Add or delete groups
•
Move unused items into the Not Display group
3. When you’re finished, click Save.
Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs
and cancel, pause, or restart them.
The Progress Meter opens each time you send a print job. Status Monitor 3,
which appears on the taskbar when you print, lets you check the printer’s
status and monitor print jobs.
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Using the Progress Meter
After you send a print job, the Progress Meter window appears:
May not appear if you
are printing over a
network
Click for more details
on the displayed
printing tip
Click to cancel
Click to pause/resume
printing
You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job. You also
see how much ink you have left and view printing tips.
If you don’t want the Progress Meter to appear, you can turn it off. See
page 93 for instructions.
Optimizing Print Speed
You can choose when and how you want to be notified of problems, whether
you want a Status Monitor 3 icon to appear on your Windows taskbar, and
whether you want to allow monitoring by other users who share the printer.
You can also use the Speed and Progress utility to improve printing speed.
1. Do one of the following:
•
Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and click Printer
under Hardware and Sound. Right-click your printer icon and
select Printing Preferences.
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Printers and Faxes.
Right-click your printer icon and select Printing Preferences.
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2. Click the Utility tab, then click the Speed and Progress button. You
see the Speed and Progress window:
Note: If you want to
disable display of the
progress meter during
printing, you can click the
Show Progress Meter
checkbox to deselect it.
3. Select from the following options:
•
High Speed Copies speeds up printing of multiple copies of the
same document using hard disk space as a cache. If you have
multiple hard drives, you can select a different drive to spool to.
•
Show Progress Meter lets you control whether or not the Progress
Meter is displayed when you send a print job.
•
Disable EPSON Status Monitor 3 lets you control whether or not
printer status is monitored (disabling is not recommended).
•
Always spool RAW datatype lets you spool documents using the
RAW format instead of the EMF (metafile) format. Because the
RAW format requires fewer resources, printing is faster and you can
avoid certain problems, such as insufficient memory or disk space.
•
Page Rendering Mode speeds printing by rendering the entire
page. Use this setting if print speed is extremely slow or the print
head stops for a few minutes while printing. Printing will take
longer to start.
•
Coarse Rendering allows you to override the length or width
limitations in applications (such as Photoshop) that restrict the
number of pixels you can print.
•
Print as Bitmap allows large or complex vector graphics to print
faster in Adobe Acrobat® or any other non-image based application.
•
Show Mouse Over Help lets you control whether or not the tool
tips appear when you move your mouse over the screen.
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4. Click OK to close the Speed and Progress window and return to the
Utility menu. Then click OK again to exit the utility.
Setting Monitoring Preferences
1. Do one of the following:
•
Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and click Printer
under Hardware and Sound. Right-click your printer icon and
select Printing Preferences.
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Printers and Faxes.
Right-click your printer icon and select Printing Preferences.
2. Click the Utility tab, then click the Monitoring Preferences button.
You see the Monitoring Preferences window:
3. Select the Notification options you want to use.
4. If you want to have the Status Monitor 3 icon appear in your Windows
taskbar, click the Shortcut Icon checkbox. Then select the icon to use.
After you enable the shortcut, you can simply double-click the icon to
open the Status Monitor 3 window or right-click it, then select
Monitoring Preferences in the pop-up menu.
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5. Select Allow monitoring of shared printers if your printer is shared
and you want to let other users monitor it.
6. Click OK to close the Monitoring Preferences window and return to the
Utility menu. Then click OK again to exit the utility.
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Chapter 5:
Maintaining
and
Transporting
the Printer
Note: To test the print
quality, see page 100 for
instructions on printing a
nozzle check.
The Epson Stylus Pro 4880 requires little maintenance to keep working at its
best. This chapter describes the following routine procedures:
•
Checking printer status and part life
•
Checking and cleaning the print head
•
Aligning the print head
•
Replacing ink cartridges
•
Changing the black ink cartridge
•
Performing additional maintenance tasks
•
Replacing the paper cutter blade
•
Replacing the maintenance tank
•
Cleaning the printer
•
Transporting or storing the printer
•
Uninstalling and reinstalling printer software
In addition to the features described in this chapter, you can also use the
menu system on the printer to fine-tune a variety of printer settings. For
more information, see the on-screen User’s Guide included on the CD-ROM
that came with your printer.
Checking Printer Status and Part Life
Using the menus, you can check the amount of ink remaining, the total
number of prints, and the status of your cutter blade, maintenance tank, and
other printer parts. You can either print out a status check, or you can view
the printer’s status on the LCD panel.
Printing Status Information
The status check sheet shows some of the current default settings, the
amount of ink remaining in each cartridge, the page count, and the status of
various printer parts.
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Follow these steps to print the status check sheet:
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the tray.
2. Press the Menu
Note: You can replace
the ink cartridges, cutter
blade, and maintenance
tank yourself. Other
printer parts need to
be replaced by an
authorized Epson service
technician.
button. You see PRINTER SETUP.
3. Press the button so you see TEST PRINT, then press Menu
see NOZZLE CHECK.
4. Press
so you see STATUS CHECK, then press Menu
. You
. You see
PRINT.
5. Press Menu
again to start printing.
The amount of ink left or the component life is indicated as follows:
E*****F = 100–81% ink or service life remaining
E**** F = 80–61%
E*** F = 60–41%
E**
F = 40–21%
E*
F = 20–11%
% = less than 10% ink or service life remaining
Viewing Status Information
Note: Some status
information is a
projection based on the
last print made.
To view printer status information instead of printing it, follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu
2. Press the
Menu
button. You see PRINTER SETUP.
button until you see PRINTER STATUS, then press
. You see VERSION.
3. Do one of the following:
•
To check the firmware version, press Menu
press the button.
again. When done,
•
To check the number of pages that can be printed with each ink
cartridge, press until you see PRINTABLE PG, then press Menu
. When done, press the button.
This option must be enabled by using the maintenance mode on the
printer’s control panel. See page 113 for instructions.
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•
To check the amount of ink left, press until you see INK LEFT,
then press Menu . The status of the first cartridge (PK, or photo
black) is displayed, using the E*****F symbols described on
page 98. Continue pressing to see the status of the remaining
cartridges. When done, press the button.
•
To check how much of the maintenance tank has been used, press
until you see MAINT TANK, then press Menu . The status of
the tank is displayed, using the E*****F symbols described on
page 98. When done, press the button.
•
To check the amount of ink used (in milliliters) and paper used
(in square meters), press until you see USAGE COUNT, then
press Menu . When done, press the button. Clear this setting
with the USE COUNT CLR option.
You can change the units of measurement from meters to inches
and feet by using the maintenance mode on the printer’s control
panel. See page 113 for instructions.
Note: The EDM
STATUS option is for
future enhancements to
the printer and does not
need to be set.
•
To check job history, press until you see JOB HISTORY, then
press Menu . For the last 10 print jobs saved in the printer, you
see the ink used (in milliliters) and paper used (in square meters).
The most recent job is saved as No. 0. When done, press the
button.
•
To check the total number of prints, press until you see TOTAL
PRINTS, then press Menu
. When done, press the button.
•
To check the status of other printer parts, press until you see
SERVICE LIFE, then press Menu
. The status of the cutter is
displayed, using the E*****F symbols described below. Continue
pressing to see the status of the carriage motor, paper feed motor,
print head, and cleaning unit.
The status of the ink and printer parts is indicated with these symbols:
E*****F = 100–81% ink or service life remaining
E**** F = 80–61%
E*** F = 60–41%
E**
F = 40–21%
E*
F = 20–11%
% = less than 10% ink or service life remaining
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4. Press the
pause button to exit the menu.
For more information about the Printer Status menu, see your on-screen
User’s Guide.
Note: You can run a
cleaning cycle by holding
down the Menu button
for three seconds. You
can also use the printer’s
menus to run a power
cleaning cycle. See
page 102 for details.
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head
If your printed image shows a color shift or horizontal lines, you should
check the print head to see if any nozzles are clogged.
You can check the print head nozzles, using your printer utility software, by
following the steps below. You can also select the Auto Cleaning feature,
which enables the printer to print a nozzle check pattern, read it, and
automatically run a cleaning cycle if necessary.
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the paper tray.
2. Do one of the following to access the printer utilities:
•
Mac OS X: Open EPSON Printer Utility2 in your Applications
folder. Select SPro 4880, and click OK.
•
Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and click Printer
under Hardware and Sound. Right-click your printer icon and
select Printing Preferences. Click the Utility tab.
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select
Printing Preferences. Click the Utility tab.
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You see a screen like the following:
3. Click the Nozzle Check icon.
4. Click Print to print the nozzle check pattern.
5. Examine the nozzle check pattern to make sure it has no gaps or lines.
•
If the printout looks okay as shown below, you’re done. Click
Finish.
•
If you see any gaps as shown below, click Clean to clean the print
head and follow the on-screen instructions.
6. If the nozzles do not clear after a few cleaning cycles, run a Power
Cleaning Cycle, as described in the next section.
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Running a Power Cleaning Cycle
You can run a power cleaning cycle from the control panel if the normal
cleaning process is not sufficient to clear the nozzles. However, the power
cycle uses a large quantity of ink, so it is recommended only as a last resort.
The cartridges need to be at least 50% full to use power cleaning. You may
need to replace a low cartridge to run the cleaning cycle. After cleaning, you
can reinsert the old cartridge.
1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs cleaning, as
described on page 100.
Caution: Don’t run a
cleaning cycle while
thick media is loaded in
the printer.
2. Make sure the printer is ready and the red B ink light on the printer’s
LCD panel is not on or flashing.
3. Press the Menu
4. Press the
Menu
5. Press the
Menu
button.
button until you see MAINTENANCE, then press
.
button until you see PWR CLEANING, then press
. Press Menu
again to start the power cleaning.
6. Follow the instructions on the LCD panel to raise or lower the ink
levers.
7. When cleaning is finished and the pause light stops flashing, print the
nozzle check again to confirm that the head is clean.
Note: You must use at
least a 10× eye loupe to
check the pattern.
For effective cleaning, always run a nozzle check between cycles.
If the pattern is still missing segments after a few power cleaning cycles,
turn the printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print head
again the following morning with regular cleaning cycles. If you still see
no improvement, contact Epson for assistance. See page 10.
Aligning the Print Head
Aligning the print head is the most important thing you can do to ensure the
best print quality. If banding appears on your prints, if they look grainy or
blurry, or you see misregistration or “ghosting,” you need to align the print
head.
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Although you can align the print head using the printer utility software, it’s
best to align from the control panel. This will do the most thorough job in
the shortest time, and it’s all automatic.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s a good idea to run a nozzle check before
aligning the print head (page 100). This ensures that the print head
alignment patterns print correctly.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel:
Tip: To properly align the
print head, use letter-size
Epson Ultra Premium
Photo Paper Luster or
Epson Premium Luster
Photo Paper if you are
printing with Photo Black
ink. If you are printing with
Matte Black ink, use
letter-size Epson Ultra
Premium Presentation
Paper Matte or Enhanced
Matte Paper.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load letter-size Epson Ultra
Premium Photo Paper Luster or Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper if
you are printing with Photo Black ink. If you are printing with Matte
Black ink, load letter-size Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper
Matte or Enhanced Matte Paper.
2. Press the Menu
3. Press the
Menu
button.
button so you see HEAD ALIGNMENT, then press
. You see PAPER THKNS.
4. Press the Menu
button again so that STD appears on the display.
This is the correct thickness setting for most Epson papers, including
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster, Epson Premium Luster
Photo Paper, Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte, and
Enhanced Matte Paper.
5. Press the Menu
button to register the value, then press the
to display PAPER THKNS again.
6. Press the
button
button to display ALIGNMENT.
7. Press the Menu
button to display AUTO, then press the Menu
button again. You see UNI-D (uni-directional). This is the type of
alignment to start with.
8. Press the Menu
button again to start the alignment process.
It takes about 12 minutes to run the automatic uni-directional head
alignment. The printer’s white beam sensor reads the alignment pattern
and adjusts the printer automatically. Make sure you don’t open the top
cover or turn off the printer during this process.
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9. When the uni-directional alignment is finished, press the button until
you see BI-D 2-COLOR. Then press the Menu
button again to start
the bi-directional black alignment process, which is also completely
automatic and takes about 7 minutes.
10. When the bi-directional black alignment is finished, press the button
until you see BI-D ALL. Then press the Menu
button again to start
the alignment process. Again, this process is completely automatic and
takes about 17 minutes.
11. When done, press the
pause button to exit the head alignment mode.
If you want to verify or fine-tune the automatic alignment process, you can
perform a manual head alignment. See your on-screen User’s Guide for
instructions.
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
Tip: You can store
partially used ink
cartridges for up to
6 months.
Before you begin a large print job, you should check your ink levels. If one of
your cartridges is low, you can replace it before you start. Or you can wait
until the ink is expended, replace the cartridge, and then continue the job.
However, it is best to replace a low ink cartridge before starting a large print
job.
The easiest way to check ink levels is from the control panel:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Menu
3sec.
Expended
Full
8 Light
Light Black
1 Matte
Black/Photo
Black
4 Yellow
2 Cyan
3 Vivid Magenta
6 Light Cyan
7 Vivid Light
Magenta
5 Light Black
When the red B ink light is flashing (and INK LOW is displayed on the LCD
panel), the indicated cartridge is almost expended. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge. When the light stays on and REPLACE INK CRTG is
displayed, the cartridge is expended. You must replace the cartridge before
you can continue printing.
You can install any combination of 110 ml and 220 ml cartridges. It’s a good
idea to keep a set of expended 110 ml cartridges on hand at all times in case
you need to ship the printer.
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Use the following Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink cartridges:
Caution: We recommend
that you use genuine
Epson cartridges and do
not refill them. The use of
other products may affect
your print quality and
could result in printer
damage.
Cartridge
110 ml
220 ml*
Photo Black
T605100
T606100
Cyan
T605200
T606200
Vivid Magenta
T605300
T606300
Yellow
T605400
T606400
Light Cyan
T605500
T606500
Vivid Light Magenta
T605600
T606600
Light Black
T605700
T606700
Light Light Black
T605900
T606900
Matte Black
T613800
T614800
* When using these cartridges, you must leave the ink compartment door open.
Caution: Leave the
expended cartridge in the
printer until you are ready
to replace it.
To prevent ink reporting
errors, never replace the
ink cartridges with the
printer turned off.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Professional
Imaging authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, visit
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales), or
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Before you start, make sure the printer is powered on. Then follow these
steps to replace an ink cartridge:
1. Note the color of the cartridge whose light is on or flashing. This is the
cartridge you need to replace.
2. Press the ink compartment cover to open it.
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3. Raise the ink levers to the unlocked position.
WARNING: Do not shake
the expended cartridge, or
ink may leak out. If ink gets
on your hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets in
your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
4. Remove the expended ink cartridge from the printer. Make sure you
save your first set of expended 110 ml cartridges, so you can use them
for transporting the printer if necessary.
5. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color, and remove it
from its package.
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6. Gently shake the cartridge before installing it.
Note: If you can’t insert
the cartridge smoothly,
you may have the wrong
cartridge. Check the
package and product
code. If the B ink light
remains on after installing
the cartridge, it may not
be inserted fully.
7. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the printer. Then
insert the cartridge into the slot. Don’t force it in.
8. Lower the ink lever to its locked position.
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Caution: Do not remove
and re-insert cartridges
more often than
necessary. Doing so can
compromise the needle
valve seal and allow air to
enter the ink tubes,
causing nozzle loss.
9. If you’re using 110 ml cartridges, close the ink compartment cover. If
you’re using 220 ml cartridges, you’ll have to leave the cover open.
Once the cartridges are installed, the printer returns to its READY state.
Changing the Black Ink Cartridge
Caution: To avoid
interruption, observe the
following conditions: Do
not turn off the printer,
open the top cover,
remove the rear cover,
move the paper lever to
the released position,
remove the ink
cartridges, remove the
maintenance tank, or
unplug the power cord.
Note: If an electrical
power failure occurs
during this operation, turn
the printer on again. You
can continue your
procedure at the
breakpoint.
You can change the black ink from Photo Black to Matte Black or vice-versa.
You will need to use the Black Ink Conversion Kit (included with your
printer) and a new black ink cartridge (either Matte or Photo that you want
to convert to).
The printer includes a Photo Black cartridge. If you prefer to use Matte
Black, the Matte Black cartridge can be purchased separately. See page 106.
The Photo Black cartridge is ideal for printing photographic images on all
media types. It is optimized for traditional photographic and ink jet-coated
papers, such as Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260), Premium
Semi-gloss Photo Paper (250), Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (260), etc.
The Matte Black cartridge is optimized for printing photographic images on
matte or plain papers, such as Epson Enhanced Matte Paper and Epson
Velvet Fine Art Paper.
Generally, you should switch black ink cartridges only if you plan to run a
large number of print jobs in the new mode. Since it takes several minutes to
switch and consumes some ink, you shouldn’t switch cartridges more often
than necessary.
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Changing the black ink cartridge also consumes color ink, so you need to
make sure that all of the cartridges contain enough ink before you begin.
If MNT TNK FULL appears on the LCD, you need to replace the
maintenance tank. See page 117.
Draining the Old Ink
1. Make sure that READY appears on the LCD panel.
2. Press the Menu
3. Press the
Menu
4. Press the
Menu
button.
button until you see MAINTENANCE, and then press the
button.
button until you see BK INK CHANGE, and then press the
button.
5. Press the Menu
button again.
6. When RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD, raise the
ink lever on the right ink compartment.
7. When RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD, raise the ink
lever on the left ink compartment.
8. When REMOVE INK CRTG appears, remove all four ink cartridges
from the left ink compartment.
Note: If REPLACE
CNVRSION CRTG
appears, press the
pause button. Remove
the old conversion
cartridge(s) from the left
ink compartment, and
then insert the new
conversion cartridge(s).
Go to step 4 to start
again.
9. When INSTALL CNVRSION CRTG appears, insert the three
conversion cartridges in the slots on the left ink compartment.
10. When LOWER THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD, lower the
ink lever on the left ink compartment.
The printer starts draining ink and DRAINING XX% appears on the
LCD. Wait until draining is complete.
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Installing the New Black Ink Cartridge
1. When draining is complete, RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on
the LCD. Raise the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
2. When REMOVE CNVRSION CRTG appears, remove the conversion
cartridges from the slots on the left ink compartment.
3. When INSERT INK CRTG appears, insert the cartridges in their
specified slots.
4. When LOWER BOTH INK LEVERS appears, lower the ink levers on the
right and left ink compartments.
5. When RAISE BOTH INK LEVERS appears, raise the ink lever on the
right and left ink compartments.
Note: Because ink
charging after black ink
conversion consumes a
large quantity of ink, you
may need to replace the
ink cartridges and
maintenance tank soon.
The printer starts charging ink. After a while, ink lever messages appear
on the LCD.
6. When a message appears on the LCD, raise or lower the ink levers
accordingly.
7. When READY appears on the LCD, ink charging is complete.
8. If you have installed 110 ml ink cartridges, close the ink compartment
covers. If you have installed 220 ml ink cartridges, do not close the ink
compartment covers.
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Updating the Printer Driver Information
After the replacement operation, update the driver information using the
steps below.
•
Mac OS X: Open EPSON Printer Utility2 in your Applications
folder. Select SPro 4880, and click OK. Click the EPSON
StatusMonitor button and make sure the Matte Black cartridge option
is shown. If not, click Update.
•
Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and click Printer
under Hardware and Sound. Right-click your printer icon and select
Printing Preferences. Click the Main tab and make sure that the
correct ink cartridge is displayed. If not, set the information manually by
clicking the Utility tab and then the Printer and Option Information
button.
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select Printing
Preferences. Click the Main tab and make sure that the correct ink
cartridge is displayed. If not, set the information manually by clicking
the Utility tab and then the Printer and Option Information button.
Performing Additional Maintenance Tasks
In addition to running a power cleaning cycle and replacing the cutter blade,
you can use the Maintenance menu to set the printer’s date and time. You
can also use the maintenance mode to change printer defaults and run
special procedures.
Changing the Date and Time
Follow these steps to set the date and time:
1. Press the Menu
button.
2. Press the
again.
button until you see MAINTENANCE, then press Menu
3. Press the
button until you see CLOCK SETTING, then press Menu
.
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4. Use the or buttons to set each item in the date and time, displayed
in the following format: MM/DD/YY HH:MM. After you change an
item, press Menu
to select the next item. When you have changed
the value of the last item (the minutes), press Menu .
Using the Maintenance Mode
The maintenance mode allows you to make special settings and perform
maintenance procedures that may be needed occasionally. You can use the
maintenance mode to do the following:
•
Print a hex dump for diagnosing problems
•
Change the language or units of measurements used on the printer’s
control panel menus
•
Enable the printable pages counter
•
Change the default pressure setting for the automatic cutter
•
Run a “super strong” cleaning cycle.
•
Return all of the printer’s control panel settings to their default values.
Follow these steps to use the maintenance mode:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Press and hold the pause button,
then press the P power button until the printer turns on and displays
HEX DUMP on the LCD panel.
2. Press the or button to select the settings described below. If you
need to back up to the previous menu level, press the button.
•
To print a hex dump of data in the printer’s buffer, press the
button to display EXEC. Then press Menu
again
Menu
to print the 16-byte hex data in the left column and corresponding
ASCII characters in the right column. Press the pause button to
print the last page.
•
To change the language displayed on the LCD panel, press the
button until you see LANGUAGE, then press the Menu
button.
Press the button until you see the language you want, then press
Menu
again to select it. Press the button when done.
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•
To enable printable pages, press the button until you see PAPER
COUNTER, then press the Menu
button. Press the button to
select an option, then press the Menu
button. Press the
button when done.
•
To change the units of measurement, press the button until you
see UNIT, then press the Menu
button. Press the button to
switch from METER to FEET/INCH, then press Menu
to select
the units you want. Press the button when done.
•
To change the default cutting pressure, press the button until you
see CUT PRESSURE, then press the Menu
button to display
100%. Press the button to decrease the pressure, or the button
to increase it (in 1% increments). Press Menu
to select the
setting you want. Press the button when done.
•
To run a super strong cleaning cycle, press the button until you
see SSCL, then press the Menu
button to display EXEC. Press
Menu
to start the cleaning cycle.
•
To enable or disable roll paper feeding at power-on, press the
button until you see ROLL PPR FEED, then press the Menu
button. Press the button until you see the setting you want, then
press the Menu
button to select it.
•
To return all control panel settings to their default values, press the
the button until you see DEFAULT PANEL, then press the Menu
button to display EXEC. Press Menu
again to restore the
default settings.
•
To check the ink cartridges, press the button until you see CRTG
INFO MENU, then press Menu
. Press the button to select
each cartridge, then press Menu
to view the information.
3. To exit the maintenance mode, turn off the printer by pressing the
P power button. Press the P power button again to turn on the printer
in the normal operating mode.
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Note: You can purchase
replacement blades from
an Epson Professional
Imaging authorized
reseller. To find the
nearest reseller, visit
www.proimaging.epson.
com (U.S. sales),
www.epson.ca (Canadian
sales), or call
800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you
can purchase online at
www.proimaging.epson.
com (U.S. sales) or
www.epson.ca (Canadian
sales).
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade
If you notice that your paper isn’t being cut cleanly, the cutter blade may
need to be replaced. If you use the blade to cut heavy stock, you will damage
the blade and need to replace it. See page 42 for a list of media that do not
work with the cutter.
You can check the status of your cutter by printing the status check sheet or
viewing its status on the control panel. See page 98 for instructions.
You can obtain a new cutter blade from Epson (part number C12C815291).
Make sure the printer is on, then follow these steps to replace the blade:
1. Press the Menu
2. Press the
3. Press Menu
Caution: Do not try to
slide the carriage by
hand, or you may damage
the printer.
button.
button until you see CUTTER REPLACE.
to display EXEC.
4. Press Menu
again. The print head moves to the cutter replacement
position. OPEN TOP COVER is displayed.
5. Open the top cover.
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6. When REPLACE CUTTER is displayed on the LCD, hold down the side
pin as shown and turn the latch to the right.
WARNING: The blade is
sharp. Be careful when
removing it.
7. Release the side pin and carefully remove the cutter blade.
8. Insert the new cutter as shown.
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9. Push down on the side pin while turning the latch to the left.
10. Close the top cover after you have finished replacing the cutter blade.
The print head moves to the home position.
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
The maintenance tank stores ink that gets flushed from the system during
manual and automatic print head cleaning. When the tank is almost full, the
message MNT TK NEAR FULL appears on the LCD panel. When the tank is
completely full, the printer stops working and MNT TNK FULL appears on
the LCD.
Note: You can purchase
replacement items for
your printer from an
Epson Professional
Imaging authorized
reseller. To find the
nearest reseller, visit
www.proimaging.epson.
com (U.S. sales),
www.epson.ca (Canadian
sales), or call
800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you
can purchase online at
www.proimaging.epson.
com (U.S. sales) or
www.epson.ca (Canadian
sales).
You can check how much space remains in the maintenance tank by viewing
its indicator on the control panel, shown below. You can also check its status
using the menu (see page 98) or by printing a nozzle check sheet (see
page 97).
Maintenance tank
indicator (showing
a new tank)
Replacement tanks are available from Epson (part number C12C890191).
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Follow these steps to replace the tank:
1. Make sure the printer is not printing or performing any other operations
(READY or PAPER OUT should appear on the control panel).
2. If you are using 220 ml ink cartridges, remove the four cartridges from
the right ink compartment, then close the compartment cover.
3. Place your hand under the right ink compartment and gently pull out
the maintenance tank.
Caution: Be careful not
to spill ink from the
maintenance tank when
removing it. Hold it upright
at all times and dispose of
it carefully.
4. Place the used tank in the plastic bag included with the new tank.
5. Insert the new tank.
6. If you removed any ink cartridges, replace them after inserting the new
maintenance tank.
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Caution: Be careful not
to touch the gears inside
the printer.
To avoid damaging the
components as well as
the case, never use
alcohol or thinners to
clean the printer.
Be careful not to get
water on the printer
mechanism or electronic
components.
Don’t use a hard or
abrasive brush.
Don’t spray the inside
of the printer with
lubricants; unsuitable
oils can damage the
mechanism. Contact
Epson if you think the
printer needs lubrication.
WARNING: The printer
weighs about 88 lb (40 kg)
(without ink), and should be
lifted by two people.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a
year.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all its lights are off. Then unplug
the power cord and disconnect the printer from your system.
2. Open the roll paper cover and remove the roll paper. Remove any sheets
from the paper tray. Use a soft brush attachment to vacuum the paper
tray.
3. If the paper path accidentally gets soiled with ink, gently clean it with a
soft, lint-free cloth dampened with water.
4. If the outer case is dirty, clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with
mild detergent. Keep the ink cartridge compartment closed to prevent
water from getting inside.
Transporting or Storing the Printer
If you are moving the printer a short distance (for example, in the same
building), raise the ink levers and have at least two people lift the printer.
To ship the printer, you must repack it using the original box and packing
materials and secure it to a pallet. If you do not have these items, contact
Epson to purchase them. Otherwise, the printer may be damaged beyond
repair.
Preparing the Printer for Shipment
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord.
Caution: Do not turn off
the printer by unplugging
it or turning off a power
strip. You will not be able
to lock the print head, and
ink will leak out of the
reservoir, damaging the
printer.
2. Remove the following parts:
•
All paper or other media
•
Roll paper spindle
•
Paper tray
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3. Raise the ink levers.
Caution: To avoid spilling
ink and damaging the
printer, you must leave
the cartridges in place,
raise the ink levers, and
lock the print head.
4. If you are using the 110 ml ink cartridges, leave them installed. If you
are using 220 ml cartridges, remove them and install 110 ml cartridges.
To store partially used cartridges removed from the printer, tape over
the needle valve hole and place each cartridge in a separate, resealable
plastic bag. Be sure to remove the tape before reinstalling the cartridges.
The printer must be powered on when removing or installing ink
cartridges.
5. Make sure the print head is in the home (far right) position. Then lock
the print head by pushing the green tab to the right.
6. If you saved the carriage retainer bracket, replace it and screw it back
into place. (See your Start Here sheet.)
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7. If you need to ship the printer, you must repack it using the original box
and packing materials and secure it to a pallet. If you do not have these
items, contact Epson to purchase them. Otherwise, the printer may be
damaged beyond repair.
If you are transporting the printer in your own vehicle without the
original packaging, make sure you wrap and pack the printer securely.
Transport the printer in a horizontal position on a flat, stable surface.
8. Keep the printer level while moving it.
Caution: Make sure you
release the print head by
pulling out the green tab.
Setting Up the Printer After Transportation
Setting up the printer after transporting it is almost identical to setting it up
for the first time, as described on your Start Here sheet.
Keep in mind that the first time you start printing after moving the printer,
the print head nozzles may be clogged—especially if the printer hasn’t been
turned on for a long time. You may need to run a cleaning cycle (page 100)
and realign the print head (page 102) to ensure good print quality.
After setting up the printer, if you see a message on the LCD asking you
whether you would like to run an auto nozzle check, select Y to start the
nozzle check procedure.
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver
If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer driver software for any
reason, follow the instructions in the appropriate section below.
Macintosh
1. Quit all running applications.
2. Insert the Epson printer software CD-ROM into your Macintosh.
3. Open the Epson CD-ROM desktop icon, if necessary.
Note: You may have to
scroll down to see the
English and OS X
folders.
4. Double-click the English folder, then double-click the OS X folder.
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5. Double-click the Installer icon.
Note: If the name of your
printer remains in the
Print Center or Printer
Setup Utility after you
uninstall the driver, select
it from the Printer List
and click Delete.
If the Authenticate dialog box appears, enter your password or phrase
and click OK.
6. When the EPSON_IJ_Printer window appears, select Uninstall from
the drop-down menu at the top and click the Uninstall button at the
bottom right.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the printer software.
8. Drag the following items into the Trash, if you see them:
Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Imaging website at
www.proimaging.epson.
com for updated drivers
and utilities that may
become available.
•
The EPSON LFP Remote Panel folder in the Applications folder
•
The EPSON LFP Remote Panel icon on the desktop
9. To reinstall your printer software, restart your Macintosh. Then, if
you’re using the USB interface, follow the instructions on your Start
Here sheet to install the software. If you’re using the Ethernet interface,
follow the instructions on page 21.
Windows Vista
1. If you are using the USB interface, turn off your printer and disconnect
the USB cable from your computer.
2. Click
and Control Panel, and click Uninstall a Program under
Programs.
3. Select EPSON Printer Software.
4. Click the Uninstall/Change button, then click Continue in the User
Account Control window.
5. Select the EPSON Stylus Pro 4880 and click OK.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
7. When you return to the Uninstall or change a program window, select
EPSON LFP Remote Panel.
8. Click the Uninstall/Change button, then click Continue in the User
Account Control window.
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9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
10. To reinstall your printer software, restart your computer. Then, if you’re
using the USB interface, follow the instructions on your Start Here sheet
to install the software. If you’re using the Ethernet interface, follow the
instructions on page 24.
Windows XP
1. If you are using the USB interface, turn off your printer and disconnect
the USB cable from your computer.
2. Click Start and Control Panel.
3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
4. Select EPSON Printer Software.
5. Click the Change/Remove button.
6. Select the EPSON Stylus Pro 4880 and click OK.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
8. When you return to the Add or Remove Programs window, select
EPSON LFP Remote Panel.
9. Click the Change/Remove button.
10. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.
11. To reinstall your printer software, restart your computer. Then, if you’re
using the USB interface, follow the instructions on your Start Here sheet
to install the software. If you’re using the Ethernet interface, follow the
instructions on page 24.
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125
Chapter 6:
Solving
Problems
As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a problem. The
first thing you should do is diagnose the problem following the guidelines in
this chapter. Then try the most likely solutions until the problem is fixed.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
•
Diagnosing problems
•
Checking error messages and lights
•
Improving print quality
•
Solving operational problems
•
Solving miscellaneous printing problems
•
Solving paper problems, including clearing paper jams
Diagnosing Problems
The Epson Stylus Pro 4880 includes a number of ways to help you diagnose
problems:
•
To identify the most common problems, check the messages and lights
on the control panel. See pages 126 through 130 for more information.
•
If you’re using the Epson printer driver and Status Monitor utility,
check your software for error messages. See Chapter 4 or 5 for more
information.
•
To determine whether the problem is caused by the printer itself,
disconnect the printer from your computer and run a nozzle check from
the control panel. See page 97 for instructions.
•
If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem,
contact Epson as described under “Where To Get Help” on page 10.
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Checking Error Messages and Lights
The control panel includes various lights and an LCD display to indicate the
status of the printer:
Paper light
LCD display
Menu
button
Power
button
Ink
light
Pause button
and light
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When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a message appears on
the LCD display, and the lights on the control panel come on or flash. The
following table lists the messages in alphabetical order and includes an
explanation and instructions for correcting the problem.
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
CHANGE PAPER
TYPE
on
Paper loaded does not
match the source
selected.
Press the
paper source button to select the
(for paper in the tray,
correct setting: either
or
or
for roll paper).
You’re using the wrong
printer driver.
Press the
pause button and hold it for 3
seconds to cancel the print job. Make sure you
installed the correct driver for your printer.
Damaged data was
sent to the printer or
the data has an
incorrect command.
pause button and hold it for 3
Press the
seconds to cancel the print job.
The installed printer
driver is not correct for
the printer.
Stop printing, and press the pause button for
3 seconds. Then make sure that the installed
printer driver is correct for the printer.
The black ink cartridge
option does not match
what is selected in the
driver.
Stop printing, and then press and hold the
pause button for 3 seconds. Select the correct
black ink cartridge option in the driver. See
page 112. If you want to continue printing,
pause button.
press the
Non-Epson genuine ink
cartridge is installed.
Press the
pause button for 3 seconds to
cancel printing. If you want to continue printing,
press the
pause button.
—
Cut sheet needs to be
loaded manually.
Load the sheet in the manual feed slot. See
page 38 for instructions.
FORBIDDEN
MEDIA FROM P.
TRAY
—
Cut sheet needs to be
loaded manually.
Load the sheet in the manual feed slot. See
page 38 for instructions.
INK LOW
B Ink light
flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are
nearly expended
(printing continues).
Make sure you have replacement cartridges
available. See page 105.
REPLACE INK
CRTG
B Ink light on
Ink cartridge(s) are
expended (printing
stops).
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated on the
LCD panel. See page 105 for instructions.
COMMAND
ERROR
DRIVER INK SET
SETTING IS
WRONG
Paper light
—
—
MISMATCH
ERROR
Note:
These messages
alternate.
FEED SHEET
PAPER
FEED SHEET
PAPER
MANUALLY
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Message
Light
Explanation
Response
INVALID INK
CRTG
B Ink light on
You tried to install the
wrong ink cartridge.
If you are installing ink cartridges for the first
time, you must install the cartridges that came
with your printer.
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the
package and product code. Replace the ink
cartridges with genuine Epson ink cartridges.
Paper light
Paper lever is in the
released position while
loading paper.
After you finish loading paper, pull the paper
lever all the way forward, to the secured
position.
Paper light
Paper source setting in
printer driver is
different from control
panel.
Make sure the right paper is loaded and the
paper source setting is the same on the control
panel and printer driver.
—
One or both ink levers
are raised.
Pull the lever or levers down to lock the ink
cartridges.
MNT REQ.
—
A printer part may need
to be replaced soon.
Note the code number and contact Epson as
described on page 10.
MNT TK NEAR
FULL
—
The maintenance tank
is almost full.
Make sure you have a replacement
maintenance tank. See page 117.
MNT TNK FULL
B Ink light on
The maintenance tank
is full.
Replace the maintenance tank. See page 117
for instructions.
NO BORDERLESS
WITH THIS SIZE
—
Borderless setting
selected for A2-size
sheets (11.7 × 16.5).
Change the setting in the printer driver, or load
different-size paper.
NO INK CRTG
B Ink light on
Ink cartridge(s) not
installed or ink lever
raised.
Install ink cartridges (page 105) or lower the ink
lever.
NO MNT TNK
—
The maintenance tank
is not installed.
Make sure the maintenance tank is fully
inserted. See page 117 for instructions.
NOT STRAIGHT
RELOAD
Cut sheet paper is not
loaded straight.
Load the paper correctly.
on
LOAD PAPER
on
LOAD ROLL
PAPER
on
LOAD SHEET
PAPER IN P.
TRAY
LOWER INK
LEVERS
LOWER L (or R)
INK LVR
RELOAD PAPER
Note:
These messages
alternate.
Paper light
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Message
Light
Explanation
Response
NOZZLES STILL
CLOGGED
—
Head cleaning did not
clear the nozzles.
Run the head cleaning utility again. If the
nozzles are still clogged, contact Epson.
PAPER NOT CUT
Paper light
flashing
Roll paper was not cut
correctly.
Open the top cover and remove the uncut
paper. Reload paper if necessary.
The cutter may be
blunt or incorrectly
installed.
Reinstall or replace the cutter blade if
necessary, as described on page 115.
Paper slipped and fed
into the printer at an
angle.
Reload paper, making sure the edges are
straight.
No paper is loaded.
Load paper.
Paper ran out.
Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the
printer and load more paper.
PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT
Paper light
flashing
PAPER OUT
Paper light
on
If the message appears during a print job, reset
the printer by pressing the
pause button for
3 seconds. Then load paper and resend the job.
REAR COVER
OPEN
—
The rear cover has
been removed.
Replace the rear cover.
RELEASE LEVER
REMOVE PAPER
JAM
Paper light
flashing
Paper has jammed in
the printer.
Remove the jammed paper. See page 138 for
more information.
Paper light
Printer cannot detect
paper.
If you are using cut sheets, make sure the
paper is flat. Move the paper lever.
PAPER NOT CUT error
was cleared.
Reload paper.
Paper light
Manually loaded sheet
is not inserted far
enough.
Insert the sheet further into the printer. See
page 38 for instructions.
Paper light
Paper is too thick for
head cleaning.
Pull the paper lever out to remove the paper.
Head cleaning automatically starts. After
cleaning, reload paper.
RELOAD PAPER
on
RELOAD PAPER
INSERT DEEPLY
on
REMOVE PAPER
on
Printer could not feed
the printed page.
REPLACE
CNVRSION CRTG
—
The conversion
cartridge needs to be
replaced.
129
Remove the print.
Replace the conversion cartridge with a new
one. Or, complete the replacement of the black
pause button.
ink by pressing the
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Message
Light
Explanation
Response
SERVICE REQ.
All lights
flashing
The print head is
locked.
Pull out the green tab to unlock the print head.
See your Start Here sheet.
An error has occurred.
Note the error number, then turn the printer off
and back on. If the message remains, contact
Epson as described on page 10.
Ink cartridge chip error.
Remove and reinstall the ink cartridge. If the
message remains, replace the cartridge.
Paper lever was
released during the
printing process or
another operation.
Pull the lever all the way forward, to the
secured position. Start printing again from the
beginning for best results.
SET INK CRTG
—
SET PAPER
LEVER
on
Paper light
TOP COVER
OPEN
—
Top cover is open.
Close the top cover.
UNABLE TO
PRINT
—
You tried to print while
an error condition was
present.
Press the
pause button to exit the menu
system. If the message appears again, clear
the error before you print.
WRONG INK
CRTG
B Ink light on
You tried to install the
wrong ink cartridge.
If you are installing ink cartridges for the first
time, you must install the cartridges that came
with your printer.
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the
package and product code. Replace the ink
cartridges with genuine Epson ink cartridges.
WRONG PAPER
SIZE
Paper light
flashing
Loaded paper does not
match the image size.
130
Make sure the size you selected in the printer
driver matches the loaded paper size. Load the
correct size paper if necessary.
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Improving Print Quality
You can often improve print quality by doing the following:
•
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 100 for instructions.
•
Align the print head. See page 102 for instructions.
•
When you send a print job, make sure your print options are set
correctly. For more information, see Chapter 3 (Macintosh) or
Chapter 4 (Windows).
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions below.
Problem
Solution
Your print has
horizontal banding.
◗ Check the ink indicators and light to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink
cartridges if necessary, as described on page 105.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 100 for instructions.
◗ Align the print head from the printer’s control panel, as described on page 102.
◗ Turn off High Speed.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face-down in the
tray.
◗ Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto. For Mac OS X, see page 59. In
Windows, you can change the resolution by adjusting the slider in the Quality
Options window (see page 75).
◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP and non-Epson media, see if the RIP provides a
method for adjusting the paper feed.
Try adjusting your paper configuration settings (page 61 for Mac OS X or page 86 for
Windows). Check these settings:
◗ Make sure the Paper Thickness setting is correct for the paper you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re printing on thin paper that’s getting saturated with ink, reduce the Paper
Suction.
◗ Use the Paper Feed Adjustment to tune out banding. Reduce the value for white
lines, and increase it for overlapping dark lines.
◗ If you’ve created a custom paper configuration, be sure to return the setting to
standard (STD) when you’re done using it. See page 50.
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Problem
Solution
Your print is grainy, or
has misregistration or
ghosting.
◗ Check the ink indicators and light to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink
cartridges if necessary, as described on page 105.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 100 for instructions.
◗ Align the print head, as described on page 102.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face-down in the
tray.
◗ Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto. For Mac OS X, see page 59. In
Windows, you can change the resolution by adjusting the slider in the Quality
Options window (see page 75).
◗ Turn off High Speed.
Try adjusting your paper configuration settings (page 61 for Mac OS X or page 86 for
Windows). Check these settings:
◗ Make sure Paper Thickness setting is correct for the paper you’re printing on.
◗ If you’ve created a custom paper configuration, be sure to return the setting to
standard (STD) when you’re done using it. See page 50.
Colors are incorrect or
missing.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you are using the color management features in Photoshop or another
application, you must turn off color management in the printer driver. See page 60
(Mac OS X) or page 76 (Windows).
◗ Adjust the Color Density setting in the Paper Configuration utility.
◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP or non-Epson media, custom color profiles will give
you the best color reproduction.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face-down in the
tray.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 100 for instructions.
◗ Check the expiration date printed on each of the ink cartridges. If the cartridge is
too old, replace it as described on page 105.
◗ Check the ink indicators and light, and replace ink cartridges if your ink supply is
low, as described on page 105.
◗ Make sure color settings in your application or printer software are correct.
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Problem
Solution
Your print has gaps or
appears faint.
◗ Check the expiration date printed on each of the ink cartridges. If the cartridge is
too old, replace it as described on page 105.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 100 for instructions.
◗ Check the ink indicators and light to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink
cartridges if necessary, as described on page 105.
◗ The paper thickness setting is not correct for the paper you’re printing on. Use your
printer software (page 61 for Mac OS X or page 85 for Windows) to choose the
correct setting.
◗
When you’re done printing with a custom paper configuration you made using the
printer’s control panel, be sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
◗ The platen gap setting is too wide. Use the Menu system to change the setting to
STANDARD, or to NARROW if printing on very thin paper. See page 49 for
instructions.
Your print appears
blurry or smeared.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness
setting, drying time, or color density. Use your printer software (page 61 for Mac
OS X or page 85 for Windows) to choose the correct setting.
◗ When you’re done printing with a custom paper configuration you made using the
printer’s control panel, be sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
◗ Your paper doesn’t meet the required specifications or wasn’t stored in a dry,
humidity-free environment. Load new paper.
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face-down in the
tray.
◗ Ink has leaked into the paper path. Wipe the paper path area of the printer with a
soft, clean cloth. See page 119 for cleaning instructions.
◗ Turn off High Speed.
◗ The platen gap setting is too narrow. Use the control panel to change the setting to
WIDE or WIDER. See page 49 for instructions.
◗ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 100 for instructions.
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Problem
Solution
The bottom edge of
your print is smeared.
◗ The paper is curled toward the printable side. Flatten the paper or curl it toward the
other side.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in your printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness
setting or drying time. Use your printer software (page 61 for Mac OS X or page 85
for Windows) to choose the correct setting.
◗ When you’re done printing with a custom paper configuration you made using the
printer’s control panel, be sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
◗ If printing on thick paper, the platen gap setting may be incorrect. Use the control
panel to change the setting to WIDE or WIDER. See page 49 for instructions.
Solving Operational Problems
If you can’t turn the printer on, if it stops printing unexpectedly, or if
nothing prints, check the following:
•
The printer is turned on.
•
Paper is loaded in the printer.
•
The printer is plugged securely into a working electrical outlet that’s not
controlled by a switch or timer.
•
The interface cable is securely connected to the printer and your system.
•
The voltage supplied by the electrical outlet matches the voltage on the
printer’s rating label. If not, turn off the power and unplug the power
cord immediately. Contact Epson for assistance. (See page 11 for
details.)
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions on the following page.
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Problem
Solution
The printer stops
printing
unexpectedly.
◗ If the pause light is flashing, the printer is performing a maintenance procedure or
waiting for ink to dry. Check the display message and lights on the control panel.
Wait until the
pause light stops flashing.
◗ Check the display message and lights on the control panel to see if an error has
occurred. Follow the instructions for the messages beginning on page 126.
The printer sounds as
if it’s printing, but
nothing prints.
◗ Follow the instructions beginning on page 100 to clean the print head.
◗ Communication between the computer and printer may have been momentarily
interrupted. Try restarting the computer and printing again.
Nothing prints.
◗ Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in. Then restart the printer and computer.
◗ Make sure the interface cable meets the required specifications. See page 11 or 12.
◗ The printer port setting doesn’t match the printer connection port (Windows).
Windows Vista: Click
> Control Panel > Printer (under Hardware and
Sound). Right-click the icon for your printer, then select Properties. Click the Ports
tab and make sure your printer port is selected.
Windows XP: Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. Right-click the
icon for your printer, then select Properties. Click the Ports tab and make sure your
printer port is selected.
◗ Follow the instructions beginning on page 121 to uninstall your printer software.
Then locate your printer software CD-ROM and reinstall the software. You can also
download and install the latest driver for Macintosh or Windows from the Epson
website at www.proimaging.epson.com.
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems
If your printouts are not what you expected, try the suggestions below:
Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect or
garbled characters.
◗ Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
◗ Clear any stalled print jobs from the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility
(Mac OS X).
◗ Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in at both ends.
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Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect
margins.
◗ Check the page size or paper size settings in your application. Make sure they
are within the printer’s printable area.
◗ Make sure the Paper Size and Borderless settings in your printer software are
correct for the paper you’re using.
◗ Paper is loaded incorrectly. Follow the instructions in Chapter 2 to reload the
paper.
◗ The PAPER MARGIN (roll paper margin) setting on the PRINTER SETUP menu
is incorrect. If you’re using roll paper, check the setting for PAPER MARGIN.
See the on-screen User’s Guide for more information.
Your image is inverted.
◗ Turn off the Flip Horizontal or Mirror Image setting in your printer software.
See page 60 (Mac OS X) or page 84 (Windows) for instructions.
Blank paper is printed.
◗ Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
◗ Make sure the Paper Size or Size setting in your printer software is correct for
the paper you’re using.
◗ Make sure the Source setting in your printer software is correct.
A ruled line on your print
appears to shift.
◗ Align the print head as described on page 102.
Color images print in black
only.
◗ Make sure Color is selected in your printer software.
The printer continues to
feed paper after you have
cancelled a job.
pause button on the printer to clear any print job data in the
◗ Press the
printer’s buffer. Then press and hold the
pause button to reset the printer.
Roll paper cannot be cut.
◗ The paper cutter blade may be dull. Follow the instructions on page 115 to
replace the blade.
◗ The paper may be too thick to cut with the built-in cutter. Cut the paper with
scissors. See page 42 for a list of media that cannot be used with the cutter.
◗ Make sure
appears on the LCD panel. If not, press the
button to select this setting.
Printing is too slow.
Paper Source
◗ Turn on High Speed.
◗ Choose a lower resolution in your printer software for faster printing.
◗ Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
◗ Don’t run too many applications at the same time.
◗ Turn off virtual memory.
◗ Add RAM to your system.
◗ Consider upgrading your system to support USB 2.0.
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Solving Paper Problems
If paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently, try one or more of the
following solutions:
•
For roll paper, try adjusting the paper suction setting. See page 50 for
more information. You can also adjust this setting through your printer
driver.
•
For heavy or thick media, follow the instructions on page 38 to load the
media correctly.
•
Make sure the paper is not folded, wrinkled, or damp.
•
Make sure the printer’s environment falls within the required
temperature and humidity range.
•
Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See pages 29 and
148 to 149 for paper specifications.
•
Make sure no foreign objects are inside the paper path.
•
Make sure the printer isn’t located in a brightly lit area. The paper
sensors may not operate correctly.
•
Make sure the Media Type and Source settings in the printer software
are correct.
•
Make sure the platen gap setting is correct for the paper or media you’re
printing on. See page 49 for more information.
•
If you’re not using Epson media, make sure you use a paper
configuration to adjust for the paper’s thickness and drying time (see
page 50).
•
If roll paper is curled tightly, select Starwheel-Roll Curled as the Feed
Roller Type in your paper configuration settings.
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Clearing Roll Paper Jams
When roll paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a
PAPER JAM message on the LCD display. Follow these steps to clear a
paper jam:
Caution: To avoid
damaging the printer,
never move the paper
pause
lever while the
light is flashing.
1. Turn off the printer, open the roll paper cover, and release the paper
lever.
C
2. Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot, and remove the roll paper.
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3. Remove the jammed paper from the front or back of the printer.
Caution: Be careful not
to damage the print head
when you pull out the
paper.
4. If necessary, open the top cover and remove the jammed paper.
5. Turn on the printer and make sure the paper light is on and LOAD
PAPER is displayed on the LCD panel. Then reload your paper.
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Clearing Paper Tray Jams
If paper gets jammed while feeding from the tray, follow these steps to clear
it:
1. Turn off the printer and release the paper lever.
2. Remove the paper tray.
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3. Carefully pull out the jammed paper.
4. If paper is still jammed in the printer, open the top cover and remove it.
5. If paper is jammed around the rear cover, remove the cover by pushing
the square knobs inward and pulling the rear cover off the printer.
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6. Then remove the paper.
Caution: Be careful not
to touch the parts
highlighted to the right;
otherwise, you may
damage the printer.
7. Reinstall the rear cover.
8. Turn on the printer and make sure the paper light is on and LOAD
PAPER is displayed on the LCD panel. Then reload your paper.
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Clearing Paper Jams from the Manual Feed Slots
If paper is jammed in the front or rear manual feed slots, follow these steps
to clear it:
1. Turn off the printer and release the paper lever.
2. Remove the paper tray.
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3. Carefully pull out the jammed paper.
4. If you can’t reach the paper from the front, remove it from the back of
the printer.
Caution: Be careful not
to touch the parts
highlighted to the right;
otherwise, you may
damage the printer.
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5. Turn on the printer and make sure the paper light is on and LOAD
PAPER is displayed on the LCD panel. Then reload your paper.
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147
Appendix A:
Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operation
Storage
50 to 95 °F
(10 to 35 °C)
–4 to 104 °F
(–20 to 40 °C)
(1 month at 104 °F)
Print quality guarantee:
59 to 77°F
(15 to 25 °C)
Humidity
(without
condensation)
20 to 80% RH
20 to 85% RH
40 to 60% RH for optimum
print quality
For optimal operation,
humidity should be
between 35 and 45% RH
Electrical
Specification
Description
Input voltage range
90 V to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A at 120 V
0.5 A at 220 V
Power consumption
Approx. 52 W or less (ISO 10561 letter pattern)
5 W or less in standby mode
1 W or less in power off mode
Check the label on the back of your printer for voltage information.
Dimensions
Height
13.9 inches (354 mm)
Width
33.4 inches (848 mm)
Depth
30.1 inches (765 mm)
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Weight
Printer with tray and roll holder
88.6 lb (40.2 kg)
Printer Interfaces
•
USB (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)
•
Ethernet
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B, class B, CSA C108.8 class B
Media
Roll Paper
Maximum roll width
17 inches (432 mm)
Maximum roll length
Up to 147 feet (45 m) for 2-inch cored media
Up to 662 feet (202 m) for 3-inch cored media
Weight range
17 to 24 lb (64 to 90 g/sm)
Roll paper compatibility Handles both 2- and 3-inch cored media
Maximum roll paper
diameter
4 inches (103 mm) (2-inch core) or
5.9inches (150 mm) (3-inch core)
Cut Sheets
Sizes
8 × 10 inches
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
B4 (JB4) (10.1 × 14.2 inches)
11 × 14 inches
30 × 40 cm (11.8 × 15.7 inches)
A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches)
US B (11 × 17 inches)
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Super A3/B (13 × 19 inches)
B3 (JB3) (14.2 × 20.3 inches)
16 × 20 inches
40 × 60 cm (15.7 × 23.6 inches)
A2 (16.5 × 23.4 inches)
US C (17 × 22 inches)
17 lb bond up to 24 lb posterboard
Weight range
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by
the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot attest to the quality of any
non-Epson brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before
purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams or other
problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper. Do
not use curled, folded, or deckle-edge paper.
Printable Area
Default roll paper margins are 0.12 inches (3 mm) top and bottom, and
0.12 inches (3 mm) right and left. Using the Menu system, you can set all
the margins to 15 mm or 3 mm.
Default cut sheet margins are 0.12 inch (3 mm) top, right, and left, and
0.56 inch (15 mm) bottom.
The borderless printing feature allows edge-to-edge printing on some media.
Ink Cartridges
Cartridge life
2 years from production date if unopened; within
6 months after opening package, at 77 °F (25 °C)
Temperature
Storage (uninstalled) –22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
Storage (installed)
Capacity
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
110 or 220 ml
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Weight
110 ml
Approximately 0.44 lb (200 g)
220 ml
Approximately 0.85 lb (385 g)
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151
Index
A
Accessories, 10, 106
Aligning print head, 102 to 104
Auto Cut setting
Mac OS X, 63
Windows, 81
Auto Rotate setting
Windows, 82
B
Banding, 131
Black ink, changing, 109 to 112
Blank pages, 136
Blurry prints, 133
Borderless printing
Mac OS X, 55
Windows, 79, 83
Buttons, control panel, 126
C
Cable
problems, 135
requirements, 11
Canceling print jobs
Mac OS X, 69
Windows, 92
Cartridges, see Ink cartridges
Changing black ink, 109 to 112
Cleaner (cleaning unit), checking
status, 97 to 100
Cleaning
print head, 100 to 102, 113
printer, 119
Coarse Rendering setting, 93
Color management
Mac OS X, 60 to 61
Windows, 76
Color problems, 136
ColorSync settings, 61
151
Component life, checking, 97 to 100
Configuration options
Windows, 92 to 95
Control panel
aligning print head, 102 to 104
buttons, 126
changing language, 113
changing measurement units, 113
cleaning print head, 102
component life, checking,
97 to 100
illustration, 126
ink levels, checking, 97 to 100, 105
lights, 126 to 130
messages, 126 to 130
monitoring printer, 126 to 130
restoring default settings, 113
status check, printing, 97 to 98
Control panel menus
Custom Paper, 50 to 52
Cutter Replace, 115
Head Alignment, 103
Maintenance, 102
Printer Status, 98
Test Print, 98
Cover, optional printer, 10
CR (carriage) motor, checking status,
97 to 100
Custom paper size
Mac OS X, 56
Windows, 82
Custom Preset, 65
Cut sheet paper
heavy stock, 38 to 41
loading, 30 to 41
paper paths, 31 to 32
printable area, 149
tray capacity, 33
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Cutter
cutting paper manually, 48
ordering replacement blade, 10
replacing blade, 115 to 117
D
Date and time setting, 112
Deleting print jobs
Mac OS X, 69
Windows, 92
Depth of printer, 147
Diagnosing problems, 125
Dimensions of printer, 147
Documentation, how to use, 9
H
Head Alignment menu, 103
Head unit (print head), checking
status, 97 to 100
Heavy media, cutting, 48
Height of printer, 147
Help, Epson, 10 to 11
Hex dump, 113
High Speed Copies setting
Windows, 93
High Speed setting
Mac OS X, 60
Windows, 75
Humidity requirements, 147
I
E
Electrical specifications, 147
Energy consumption, 147
Enlarging images, 84
Environmental specifications, 147
Epson
accessories, 10, 106
help, 10 to 11
media, 42
Preferred Limited Warranty Plan,
10
Store, 10, 106
Error messages, 127 to 130
Error notification, Windows, 94 to 95
Ethernet interface
configuring, 20 to 21
connecting, 19
system requirements, 12
F
Faint prints, 133
Firmware, updating, 25 to 27
Flip Horizontal setting
Mac OS X, 60
problems, 136
Windows, 84
152
ICM setting, 78
Ink
lightfastness, 149
maintenance tank, 97 to 100
monitoring level, 69 to 71, 92, 99
Ink cartridges
changing black, 109 to 112
checking status, 97 to 100, 105
ordering, 106
replacing, 105 to 109
safety instructions, 15
specifications, 149
Ink light, 126 to 130
J
Jams, paper, 138 to 145
Job history, 99
L
Layout
Mac OS X options, 54 to 56
Windows options, 78 to 82
LFP Remote Panel, 25 to 27
Lightfastness, 149
Lights, control panel, 126 to 130
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M
N
Mac OS X
basic print options, 57 to 60
borderless printing, 55
canceling print jobs, 69
checking ink levels, 69 to 71
color management, 60 to 61
custom preset, 65
monitoring print jobs, 68 to 69
page setup options, 54 to 56
paper configuration settings,
61 to 62
Printer Utility, 70
roll paper options, 63 to 64
software, uninstalling, 121
Status Monitor, 69 to 71
system requirements, 11
Macintosh
installing software, 21 to 23
Maintenance, 97 to 119
Maintenance menu, 102
Maintenance mode, 113
Maintenance tank
checking status, 97 to 100
ordering, 10
replacing, 117 to 118
Manuals, how to use, 9
Margins
incorrect, 136
minimum, 149
printing without, 55, 79, 83
Media Type
Mac OS X, 58
Windows, 74 to 75
Memory
requirements, 11 to 12
Monitoring printer
control panel, 126 to 130
Mac OS X, 68 to 69, 69 to 71
Windows, 91 to 95
Motors, checking status, 97 to 100
Moving printer, 119 to 121
Network setup
control panel, 20 to 21
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O
Optimize Enlargement setting, 84
Optional equipment, 10
P
Page Line setting
control panel, 49
Mac OS X, 64
Windows, 82
Page Rendering Mode setting, 93
Page setup options
Mac OS X, 54 to 56
Paper
attaching to spindle, 43
configuration settings, 85 to 86,
133
custom settings, 50 to 52
custom size, 55 to 56
custom size, creating, 82
cut sheet, 30 to 41
Epson, 42
handling, 29 to 52
heavy stock, 38 to 41
jams, 138 to 145
loading in tray, 30 to 37
loading manually, 38 to 41
Mac OS X options, 54 to 56
non-Epson, 50 to 52
ordering, 42
printable area, 149
problems, 137 to 145
removing from spindle, 47
roll, 42 to 49
specifications, 148
suction, 52, 62, 86
trim lines, 49, 64, 82
Windows options, 78 to 82
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Paper cutter
replacing blade, 115 to 117
Paper light, 126 to 130
Paper paths, 31 to 32
Paper Size setting
Mac OS X, 55 to 56
problems, 136
Windows, 82
Paper Source setting
problems, 136
Windows, 79, 81
Paper tray
capacity, 33
loading, 30 to 37
Pause light, 126 to 130
Pausing print jobs
Mac OS X, 69
Windows, 92
PF (paper feed) motor, checking
status, 97 to 100
PhotoEnhance, 77
Platen gap setting, 133
Posterboard, 38 to 41
Power cleaning cycle, 102
Power consumption, 147
Print as Bitmap setting, 93
Print head
aligning, 102 to 104
checking status, 97 to 100
cleaning, 100 to 102, 113
locking, 120
Print jobs
canceling, 69, 92
managing, 91 to 95
pausing, 69, 92
Print quality
Mac OS X, 59
problems, 131 to 134
Windows, 75
Print speed, improving in Windows,
93
Printable area, 149
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Printer
checking status, 69 to 71,
97 to 100
cleaning, 119
cover, optional, 10
dimensions, 147
firmware update, 25 to 27
maintaining, 97 to 119
monitoring, 69 to 71, 91 to 95
motors, checking status, 97 to 100
moving, 119 to 121
port, 135
setting up on network, 19 to 27
software, uninstalling, 121 to 123
specifications, 147 to 148
stand, optional, 10
status check, 97 to 100
storing, 119 to 121
total print volume, 99
transporting, 119 to 121
turning off, 14
weight, 148
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Problems
banding, 131
blank paper, 136
blurry prints, 133
cable, 135
color, 136
diagnosing, 125
faint prints, 133
garbled characters, 135
ghosting, 132
graininess, 132
inverted image, 136
margin, 136
misalignment, 131
misregistration, 132
nothing prints, 135
operational, 134 to 135
paper, 137 to 145
paper feeding, 136
paper jams, 138 to 145
print quality, 131 to 134
print speed, 93
printer driver, 135 to 136
printing stops, 135
roll paper cannot be cut, 136
size limitation, 93
smeared prints, 133
Progress Meter, 92, 93
R
Registering non-Epson media,
50 to 52
Requirements, system, 11 to 12
Resolution
Mac OS X, 59
Windows, 75
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Roll paper
attaching to spindle, 43
cannot be cut, 136
cutting manually, 48
loading, 42 to 46
Mac OS X settings, 63 to 64
Page Line setting, 64
printable area, 149
removing from spindle, 47
Save Roll Paper setting, 64, 81
trim lines, 49, 64, 82
Windows settings, 80 to 82
S
Safety
approvals, 148
instructions, 13 to 15
Save Roll Paper setting, 64, 81
Setting up printer on network,
19 to 27
Show Mouse Over Help setting, 93
Software
installing in Mac OS X, 21 to 23
installing in Windows, 24 to 25
Software, uninstalling, 121 to 123
Specifications
electrical, 147
environmental, 147
ink cartridges, 149
paper, 148
printable area, 149
printer, 147 to 148
Speed and Progress utility, 92 to 94
Spindle
adapter, 47
loading roll paper, 43
purchasing additional, 10
removing roll paper, 47
Stand, optional printer, 10
Status Monitor
Mac OS X, 69 to 71
Windows, 91 to 95
Storing printer, 119 to 121
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Suction, 52, 62, 86
Support, Epson, 10 to 11
System requirements, 11 to 12
T
Technical support, 10 to 11
Temperature requirements, 147
Test Print menu, 98
Time and date setting, 112
Total prints, checking, 99
Transporting printer, 119 to 121
Trim lines, printing
control panel, 49
Mac OS X, 64
Windows, 82
Troubleshooting, 125 to 145
U
UltraChrome K3 ink cartridges, 106
Ultrasonic cleaning cycle, 113
Uninstalling software, 121 to 123
Unit ID number, 11
Usage count, 99
USB
cable requirements, 11, 12
User-defined paper size, 82
Utility menu
Mac OS X, 70
W
Waste ink system, 97 to 100,
117 to 118
Weight of printer, 148
Width of printer, 147
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Windows
basic print options, 74 to 76
borderless printing, 79, 83
canceling print jobs, 92
color management, 76
driver, 73 to 95
installing software, 24 to 25
layout options, 78 to 82
managing print jobs, 91 to 95
monitoring preferences, setting,
94 to 95
optimizing print speed, 92 to 94
paper configuration options,
85 to 86
roll paper options, 80 to 82
software, uninstalling, 122
Speed and Progress utility, 92 to 94
status alerts, 94
Status Monitor, 91 to 95
system requirements, 12
user-defined paper size, 82