Epson Stylus Color C80 Specifications

EPSON Stylus ® C80
Printer Basics
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Contents
WELCOME!
About Your Documentation
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Viewing Your On-Screen Reference Guide
PRINTING FROM START TO FINISH
Loading Paper
Printing with Windows
Selecting the Settings You Use Most Often
Printing on a Macintosh
Selecting the Correct Media Type
Printing On Envelopes
Using PhotoEnhance, Custom, and Advanced Settings
Enhancing Photos
Using Custom Project Types
Using Advanced Settings
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
Cleaning the Print Head
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
Checking Your Ink Supply
Ink Cartridge Precautions
Replacing an Empty or Low Ink Cartridge
Replacing a Cartridge When Print Quality Declines
Aligning the Print Head
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Cleaning the Printer
Transporting the Printer
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PROBLEM SOLVING
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Printer Parts
Diagnosing Printer Problems
Checking the Control Panel Lights
Running a Printer Check
Problems and Solutions
Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Software
Printing Problems
Print Quality Problems
Problems with Paper Feeding
Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems
Uninstalling Printer Software
Uninstalling Windows Software
Uninstalling Macintosh Software
Reinstalling Printer Software
Where To Get Help
EPSON Technical Support
REQUIREMENTS AND NOTICES
Windows System Requirements
Macintosh System Requirements
ENERGY STAR Compliance
Important Safety Instructions
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
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FCC Compliance Statement
Declaration of Conformity
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
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INDEX
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Welcome!
For business and professional users, the EPSON Stylus® C80 printer introduces a new
era of superior color desktop printing. With resolutions up to 2880 × 720 dpi, it
delivers ultra sharp text and clear, vibrant colors at extremely fast print speeds—up to
20 ppm for black text printing.
But what makes the EPSON Stylus C80 truly stand out from the competition is
EPSON’s exclusive DuraBrite™ ink technology. This quick-drying, super-penetrating
ink is both water-resistant and fade-resistant. When properly cared for, your prints
can last for many years.
The light resistance of prints is rated up to seventy years with EPSON
Archival™ Matte Paper. This rating is based on accelerated testing of
prints on special media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print
stability will vary according to image, display conditions, light
intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. EPSON does not
guarantee the longevity of prints. Lightfastness ratings do not
estimate the durability of the paper itself. For maximum print life,
display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.
About Your Documentation
To set up your printer and install its software, see the Start Here sheet. This book
contains system requirements, important safety information, and instructions on:
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viewing your on-screen Reference Guide
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printing with Windows® or on a Macintosh®
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maintaining the printer
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solving basic problems
For more details about printing with, maintaining, or troubleshooting your printer,
see your on-screen Reference Guide, as described on page 2.
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Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Please follow these guidelines:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips contain additional hints for better printing.
Viewing Your On-Screen Reference Guide
Your printer CD-ROM includes an on-screen Reference Guide. It is in HTML
format, so you need a browser—such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer 3.0 or later or
Netscape Navigator™ 3.0 or later—to view it. If you are using a different browser, the
pages may not display correctly. (A browser is not included on the printer software
CD-ROM.)
You can view this Reference Guide from the CD-ROM or copy it to your hard drive
and view it from there. Follow these steps:
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM.
My Computer (for Windows XP, click Start first),
2. Windows: Double-click
double-click your
CD-ROM or DVD drive icon, then double-click the
EPSON icon.
EPSON icon on your desktop. Then
Macintosh: Double-click the
EPSON icon in your CD-ROM window.
double-click the
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The Main Menu appears:
3. Click View Reference Guide.
You see this screen.
4. You can either view the manual
from the CD-ROM (View
Reference Guide) or copy the
manual to your hard drive (Install
Reference Guide) and view it
from there. For details on viewing
the manual, see the next section.
If you copied the manual to your hard
drive, you can access it at any time, as follows:
Windows: Select Start > Programs (or All Programs) > EPSON, and click ES C80
Guide.
Macintosh: Open the EPSON STYLUS C80 folder and double-click View Reference
Guide.
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When you first open the Reference Guide, you see this screen:
Click here to
expand the
table of
contents
Click a topic on the left to expand the table of contents. After expanding the table of
contents, you can click on the topic you want to view.
If there’s a right arrow
Click the down arrow
, click it to view subtopics, then click on a topic to go to it.
to close a subtopic list.
Closed
list, click
to expand
Click to go
to topic
If you see an icon for a graphic when viewing your Reference Guide
in Netscape Navigator, click the Reload button to load the graphic.
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Printing from Start to Finish
Here’s what to do to print a basic document—such as a photograph or newsletter—
from loading the paper to selecting print settings to controlling the print job. Follow
the instructions in these sections:
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“Loading Paper” on page 6
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“Printing with Windows” on page 7
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“Printing on a Macintosh” on page 11
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“Selecting the Correct Media Type” on page 14
If you’re already familiar with EPSON ink jet printing, you can skip to these sections:
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“Printing On Envelopes” on page 15
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“Using PhotoEnhance, Custom, and Advanced Settings” on page 16
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“Printing on Both Sides of the Paper” on page 20
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Loading Paper
You can load up to 150 sheets of plain paper in your printer’s sheet feeder, as long as
your stack does not come above the arrow on the printer’s left edge guide.
Fan the stack of paper before loading it. Then place your paper against the right edge
of the sheet feeder and slide the left edge guide against the paper. (Don’t push the
paper deeper into the feeder.) Make sure the paper lies flat against the paper support.
Don’t load paper
above this arrow
Slide the left edge
guide against the
paper
Make sure the paper
lies flat against the
paper support
Follow these guidelines when loading paper:
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Fan paper before loading it and make sure it lies flat against the paper support.
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Load the printable side face up. It’s usually whiter or brighter than the other side.
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Always load the short edge first, even when printing in landscape mode.
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Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first.
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Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.
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If you experience paper feeding problems, try loading fewer sheets.
For instructions on using special media, see your on-screen
Reference Guide.
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Printing with Windows
This section describes the basic steps for printing with Windows. Make sure you have
paper in the printer, as described on page 6. After you create your document in a
software program, follow these steps to print:
1. From the File menu, click Print. You see your application’s Print dialog box (your
dialog box may look different):
Select your printer here
Click here to open
your printer software
2. Make sure your EPSON Stylus C80 printer is selected.
3. Click the Properties button (Preferences button for Windows XP). If you see a
Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it. Then click Properties (or
Preferences) on the next screen.
If you click the print icon on your application’s tool bar instead of
selecting Print from the File menu, you may not get the option to
change the printer software settings before printing.
You see the Main menu of your printer settings dialog box.
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The most important thing to remember is to set the correct Media Type for the
paper you’re using. The printer automatically adjusts other settings to optimize
the results for your media.
Select the type of paper you loaded
Select the ink color
Select Automatic mode
Select higher-quality or faster
printing
Click OK
4. Make the following settings:
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Choose the Media Type for your paper (click the
arrow to display the Media Type list). If you’re
not sure which setting to select, see page 14.
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For Ink, select Color to print a color document,
or Black to print a grayscale or black text
document.
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Set the Mode option to Automatic. It’s the easiest way to get good printing
results on all types of paper.
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Set the slider in the Mode box to Quality or Speed to select high-quality or
faster printing. (The slider may not be available for your Media Type.)
5. Click the Paper tab at the top of the
window if you need to change the paper
size, number of copies, page orientation,
or printable area.
6. Click the Layout tab if you want to reduce
or enlarge your printed image, print
multiple layouts, or add a watermark.
7. Click OK to return to the Print dialog box.
8. Click OK (or Print) to begin printing.
For more information about printer settings, click the Help button.
You can also right-click any item on the screen and then click What’s
This?.
After a moment, this window appears and shows the progress of your print job. You
can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart printing. You can also see how much
ink you have left.
Click to cancel printing
Click to pause or resume
printing
Shows ink levels
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For more information on printing—for example, using advanced printer settings,
previewing your printout, or adding a watermark—see your on-screen Reference Guide
(described on page 2) or your printer software online help.
Selecting the Settings You Use Most Often
Your printer settings apply only to the application you’re currently using. If you
usually print one type of document in different applications—for example, color
flyers on letter-size paper—you can change the default printer settings for all your
programs.
1. Right-click the
screen.
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of your
2. Select Printer Settings. You see the Main menu of your printer settings dialog
box, as shown on page 8.
3. Select the default settings you want to use for all your applications. Click OK
when you’re finished.
Remember that you can always change the settings in your program when you want to
print different types of documents.
Another way to select your most frequently used settings quickly is to save them as a
group; see your on-screen Reference Guide for details.
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Printing on a Macintosh
This section describes the basic steps for printing on a Macintosh. Make sure you have
paper in the printer, as described on page 6. After you create your document in a
software program, follow these steps to print:
1. From the File menu, click Page Setup. You see your printer software’s page setup
dialog box (your dialog box may look slightly different):
Verify your printer model here
Select your Paper Size, Orientation,
and Printable Area settings
Click OK
2. Make sure C80 Series is selected. If not, you need to select your printer in the
Chooser, as described on the Start Here sheet.
3. Select the correct Paper Size, Orientation, and other settings. Then click OK.
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4. From the File menu, click Print. You see the main printer settings dialog box
(your dialog box may look slightly different).
The most important thing to remember is to set the correct Media Type for the
paper you’re using. The printer automatically adjusts other settings to optimize
the results for your media.
Select the type
of paper you
loaded
Select the
ink color
Select Automatic mode
Select higher-quality or faster printing
5. Make the following settings:
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Choose the Media Type for your paper (click
the arrow to display the Media Type list). If
you’re not sure which setting to select, see
page 14.
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For Ink, select Color to print a color document.
To print a grayscale or black text document,
click Black.
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Set the Mode to Automatic. It’s the easiest way to get good printing results on
all types of paper.
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Set the slider in the Mode box to Quality or Speed to select higher quality or
faster printing. (The slider may not be available for your Media Type.)
6. You can also do the following:
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Click
to reduce or enlarge your image, print multiple layouts, or add a
watermark.
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Click
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Click
to change the Print button to Preview. You can then click it to
preview your printout.
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Click
to check your ink levels. If the printer’s H ink out light is flashing or
on, check to see if one of your ink cartridges is low or empty.
to control background printing.
7. Click Print to start printing.
If you turned on background printing, you can select EPSON Monitor3 from the
Macintosh Application menu to see this dialog box:
Click to restart your print job
Click to pause printing
Click to cancel printing
Click on the
current print job
or
a waiting print
job . . .
Click to check
ink levels
Then click here to
view details of the
selected print job
and control print
job priorities
If you’re not using background printing and you need to
cancel the current print job, hold down the J key and press
the . (period) key.
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For more information on printing—for example, using advanced settings, previewing
your printout, or adding a watermark—see your on-screen Reference Guide (described
on page 2).
Selecting the Correct Media Type
Your printer automatically adjusts itself for the type of
paper you select in your printer software. That’s why
the Media Type setting is so important. It tells your
printer what kind of paper you’re using and adjusts the
ink coverage accordingly.
Here are the settings you should choose for your paper:
For this paper . . .
Select this Media Type setting . . .
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
Plain Paper
EPSON Premium Bright White Paper
Bright White Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
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EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Double-Sided Matte Paper
Double-Sided Matte Paper
EPSON Archival Matte Paper
Archival Matte Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
Printing On Envelopes
You can load up to 15 envelopes at a time. Follow these steps to print on envelopes:
1. Load the envelopes short edge first against the right edge of the sheet feeder. The
printable side should be up, and the flap side should be down and on the left.
Slide the left edge guide against them.
Load with the printable
side up and the flap side
down
Make sure
the flap side
is on the left
2. Open the printer cover and set your printer’s thickness lever to the ^ position.
(Remember to move the thickness lever back to the m position when you’re done.)
3. Make the following settings in your printer software:
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For Media Type, select Plain Paper
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For Orientation, select Landscape
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For Paper Size, select Envelope #10 4 1/8 × 9 1/2 in (Windows) or
Envelope #10 (Macintosh)
See page 7 (Windows) or page 11 (Macintosh) for more information about making
printer software settings.
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Using PhotoEnhance, Custom, and
Advanced Settings
When you’re printing special projects, you can customize your printer software
settings, as described in these sections:
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“Enhancing Photos” below
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“Using Custom Project Types” on page 17
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“Using Advanced Settings” on page 18
For additional information on these settings, see the on-screen Reference Guide, as
described on page 2.
Enhancing Photos
The printer software includes PhotoEnhance™ options that adjust image brightness
and contrast to improve the appearance of low-resolution or improperly exposed
photos. You can also use PhotoEnhance to add special effects.
If you’re printing high-resolution images, you may want to use the
Automatic setting instead, as described on page 8 (Windows) or page 12
(Macintosh).
PhotoEnhance does not affect your original image; it only affects your
printout. Printing with PhotoEnhance may take longer on some systems.
To use PhotoEnhance, you must select Color ink; you cannot turn on
PhotoEnhance with Black ink selected.
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To use PhotoEnhance, set the Mode option to PhotoEnhance in your printer settings
dialog box.
Macintosh
Windows
If your photo was taken with a digital camera, select Digital Camera Correction to
give your printed images the appearance of photos taken with a film camera.
For more fine-tuning, select from a list of specialized settings for photographs, such as
People or Nature, or select special filters, such as Soft Focus or a Sepia tint.
Using Custom Project Types
Your printer software includes custom project types with preset printing options. This
lets you quickly select the best settings for your type of document, or select a
color-matching method for your project.
To access the project types, click Custom, then click the Custom Settings list to
open it.
Macintosh
Windows
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Select one of these settings:
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Text (Windows) or Text/Graph (Macintosh): For printing graphics-intensive
documents like presentations with charts and graphs.
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Economy: For printing rough drafts of text on plain paper. Saves ink.
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ICM (Image Color Matching; Windows only): For matching colors as closely as
possible with ICM-compatible monitors or scanners.
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sRGB (standard Red Green Blue; recommended only with Windows 98,
Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP): For color matching with other
sRGB devices, or for images designed for the Web. See your Windows help for
details.
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ColorSync® (Macintosh only): For matching colors to your screen as closely as
possible, when used in conjunction with ColorSync-compatible devices and
applications.
You can also fine-tune these settings on the Advanced dialog box to fit
your individual needs, as described in the next section.
Using Advanced Settings
For maximum control over your project, you can customize your print settings—such
as Print Quality and Gamma—and use special effects.
You can also improve the clarity of low-resolution images (under 100 dpi) by selecting
the Edge Smoothing box on the Advanced dialog box.
This setting is recommended for printing documents in PDF format,
images downloaded from the Web, or posters that have been
enlarged. For digital camera images, use Digital Camera Correction
instead.
Edge Smoothing does not affect high resolution images.
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To access the Advanced dialog box, set the Mode option to Custom in your printer
settings dialog box. Then click the Advanced button that appears.
Macintosh
Windows
You see the Advanced dialog box:
Macintosh
Windows
After you customize your print settings on the Advanced dialog box, you can save
them as a group and reuse them whenever you print a similar project. See your
on-screen Reference Guide (as described on page 2) for instructions.
For more information about all the advanced settings, click the Help or
button.
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Printing on Both Sides of the Paper
You can print on both sides of the page with your printer’s Double-Sided Printing
setting. This section includes instructions for standard double-sided printing. For
information about how to create single-fold booklets, see your electronic Reference
Guide.
For best results, use EPSON Premium Bright White Paper or Double-Sided Matte
Paper. However, you can also get excellent results using plain paper.
Don’t print on both sides of paper that is designed for single-sided
printing, such as EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper, or Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper. Your print
will be oversaturated.
Double-sided printing is not available when the printer is shared over
a network.
Follow these steps to print on both sides of the page:
1. Load plain paper or another double-sided media in your printer.
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For most media, you can print up to 60 pages at a time on 30 sheets of paper.
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For Double-Sided Matte Paper, load only one sheet at a time.
Print longer documents in sections. For example, if you’re printing a
175-page document, print it in three sections of 60 pages (30
sheets), 60 pages (30 sheets), and 55 pages (28 sheets). Select the
following page ranges in your print dialog box: 1–60, 61–120,
121–175.
If your long document has an odd number of pages, print even
numbers of pages for the first sections and print an odd number for
the last section. That way, if you have a blank page it will appear at
the end of your document.
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2. Windows: Open the printer software from your application. (See page 7 for
details.) Choose the Media Type for your paper from the Media Type list. Then
click the Layout tab and choose Double-Sided Printing.
Macintosh: Select File > Page Setup from your application to open your printer
software’s page setup dialog box. Then choose Double-Sided Printing.
Macintosh
Click here
Windows
3. Click OK to save your settings.
4. Start printing.
Windows: Click OK (or Print) in your application’s Print dialog box.
Macintosh: Select File > Print. Select the Media Type for your paper from the
Media Type list in the printer settings dialog box. Then click Print.
The printer prints the odd-numbered page(s), starting with page 1.
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When the odd-numbered page(s) have
printed, you see an alert on your screen
telling you to reload paper.
If you don’t see the alert
on your Macintosh, select
EPSON Monitor3 from the
Macintosh Application
menu.
5. Leave the printed sheet(s) in your output
tray for a moment to let them dry:
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For most documents, let your printout dry for 30 seconds.
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For graphics-intensive documents, let your printout dry for 60 seconds.
6. Remove the printed sheet(s) from the output tray. Without changing the order of
the pages, reload the paper with the printed side down and the top edge first, as
shown in the illustrations on the screen.
7. Click Resume to print on the other side of the page.
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Maintaining Your Printer
This section describes maintenance procedures to keep your printer working at its best
and preparation steps for moving your printer. Follow the instructions here for:
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“Cleaning the Print Head” (below)
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“Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 25
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“Aligning the Print Head” on page 34
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“Cleaning the Printer” on page 36
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“Transporting the Printer” on page 37
For more details, see your on-screen Reference Guide, as described on page 2.
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printed image is unexpectedly light, or dots or lines are missing from the
image, you may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can
deliver ink properly. Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print quality
declines.
This section explains how to clean the print head using the printer’s Head Cleaning
utility, which is the recommended method. Your printer must be connected directly
to your computer, not on a network, to use the Head Cleaning utility.
You can also clean the print head using the control panel buttons. See your on-screen
Reference Guide for details.
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the print quality
can decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your printer at least once a
month to maintain good print quality.
If your paper comes with a cleaning sheet, don’t use it with your
printer; it may jam inside the printer.
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Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing.
The P power light should be on, but not flashing. Neither of the other lights
should be flashing or on.
You can’t clean the print head if the H ink out light is flashing or on.
Replace the appropriate ink cartridge instead.
2. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.
Macintosh: Open your application’s File menu and choose Page Setup or Print.
Head Cleaning button.
Click the
Utility button, then click the
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head. Cleaning takes
about 30 seconds, during which the printer makes some noise and the Ppower
light flashes.
Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is flashing, unless
the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
4. When the Ppower light stops flashing, run a nozzle check to confirm that the
print head nozzles are clean.
Make sure plain paper is loaded in the printer and click Print nozzle check
pattern (Windows) or Confirmation (Macintosh). Follow the instructions on the
screen to print a nozzle check pattern.
5. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its lines, click Finish.
If the pattern has any gaps, click Clean to clean the print head again. If you don’t
see any improvement after cleaning three or four times, check the solutions in
“Print Quality Problems” on page 46.
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Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look something like this:
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps
in the dot pattern. If your printout looks okay, you’re done.
If there are gaps in the lines, clean the print head again; see page 23 for instructions.
gaps in nozzle check pattern
gaps in nozzle check pattern
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the H ink out light is flashing, one of your ink cartridges is low on ink. This is a
good time to make sure you have a new ink cartridge. When the H ink out light stays
on, an ink cartridge is empty and you need to replace it.
You cannot print if any of the ink cartridges are empty. Leave the
empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a
replacement; otherwise the ink remaining in the print head nozzles
may dry out.
If the m paper out or P power light are also flashing or on, check the
table on page 41. You may have a paper jam or another problem.
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When an ink cartridge has been installed in your printer for more than six months,
you may need to replace it if you notice that your printouts don’t look as good as they
used to. If print quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head,
you can replace the cartridge even if the H ink out light isn’t flashing.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the
expiration date on the package:
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Black:
T032120
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Cyan:
T032220
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Magenta: T032320
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Yellow:
T032420
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink cartridges and do
not refill them. Other products may cause damage to your printer not
covered by EPSON’s warranty.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call the EPSON Store SM at
(800) 873-7766. You can also visit the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S.
sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
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Checking Your Ink Supply
To check your ink supply, do one of the following:
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printer icon
Windows: Double-click the
on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of
your screen). You see a window like the one
on the right showing ink levels:
You can also double-click the
Ink
Monitor icon on the taskbar. The window
that appears lets you check ink levels and
also order cartridges online. Just click the
Buy Now button to launch your web
browser.
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Macintosh: Open your application’s File
menu and choose Print. Then click the
ink icon. You see a window like the one
on the right:
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Ink Cartridge Precautions
Don’t remove the cartridge label, or ink will leak.
Don’t remove the green IC chip from the cartridge. Installing a
cartridge without an IC chip can damage the printer. Also, don’t touch
the green IC chip. This can damage the ink cartridge.
If you remove an ink cartridge
temporarily, protect the ink
supply port on the bottom of the
cartridge from dirt and dust.
Place it in a small box, or, if you
have the original packaging,
return it to its own box.
Store ink cartridges in the same
environment as the printer.
Stand the cartridges upright, as
shown (the label identifying the
color should be on top).
Don’t touch this part
Replacing an Empty or Low Ink Cartridge
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once you start the ink
cartridge replacement procedure, you must complete all the steps in one session.
Follow these steps to replace ink cartridges when the H ink out light is flashing or on:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing. The P power light should be
on, but not flashing.
2. Lower the output tray and open the printer cover.
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3. Press the H ink cartridge replacement
button. The print head moves to the
left, and the cartridge that needs to be
replaced stops under the _ mark. The
P power light also begins to flash.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move
the print head by hand.
4. Press the H ink cartridge replacement
button again.
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If more than one ink cartridge is empty, the next cartridge moves under the _
mark. This happens after you press the H ink cartridge replacement button for
every ink cartridge that needs to be replaced.
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If all the empty cartridges have
been identified, the print head
moves to the ink cartridge
replacement position.
Don’t press the H ink
cartridge replacement
button for more than
three seconds, or the
printer will start to clean
the print head.
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5. Pinch the front and back tabs of the
empty cartridge as you lift it out of the
printer. Don’t take the used cartridge
apart or try to refill it.
If ink gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly
with soap and water. If ink
gets into your eyes, flush
them immediately with
water.
6. Before you remove the new cartridge
from its package, shake it four or five
times.
7. Remove the cartridge from its
package and lower it into the
cartridge holder. Push down
gently until the cartridge clicks
into place.
8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for
each cartridge that you need to
replace.
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9. Close the printer cover and press the H ink cartridge replacement button. The
printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system.
The P power light flashes and the printer makes noise. Charging takes about one
minute. When it’s finished, the P power light stops flashing and stays on.
Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is flashing, unless
the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
Replacing a Cartridge When Print Quality Declines
Even if the H ink out light isn’t flashing or on, you may need to replace an ink
cartridge if it’s been installed in your printer for more than six months and print
quality declines. If print quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print
head, you can replace the cartridge(s) causing the problem.
Follow these steps to replace ink cartridges when print quality declines:
1. Print a nozzle check pattern to determine which cartridges need to be replaced:
Windows: Right-click the
click Nozzle Check.
printer icon on the Windows taskbar, and then
Macintosh: Open your application’s File menu and choose Print. Then click the
Utility button. On the Utility menu, click the Nozzle Check button.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to print the nozzle check pattern. Then
examine the pattern for gaps in the lines. You only need to replace those colors
whose lines show gaps.
3. Make sure you have the correct replacement cartridges.
You must have the new ink cartridges before you continue. Once
you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must
complete all the steps in one session.
4. Lower the output tray and open the printer cover.
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5. Press the H ink cartridge replacement
button. The print head moves to the
ink cartridge replacement position,
and the P power light begins to flash.
Don’t press the H ink
cartridge replacement
button for more than
three seconds, or the
printer will start to clean
the print head.
To avoid damaging
the printer, never
move the print head
by hand.
6. Pinch the front and back tabs of the
cartridge as you lift it out of the printer.
Don’t take the used cartridge apart or
try to refill it.
If ink gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly
with soap and water. If
ink gets into your eyes,
flush them immediately
with water.
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7. Before you remove the new cartridge
from its package, shake it four or five
times.
8. Remove the cartridge from its
package and lower it into the
cartridge holder. Push down gently
until the new cartridge clicks into
place.
9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for each
cartridge you want to replace.
10. Close the printer cover and press the H ink cartridge replacement button. The
printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system.
The P power light flashes and the printer makes noise. Charging takes about one
minute. When it’s finished, the P power light stops flashing and stays on.
Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is flashing, unless
the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
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Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print
head. Your printer must be connected directly to your computer, not on a network, to
use the Print Head Alignment utility.
Load plain paper that’s at least 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide to prevent
ink from spraying inside the printer and smudging your printouts.
1. Make sure the printer is on but not printing, and letter-size plain paper is loaded.
2. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen) and select Print Head Alignment.
Macintosh: Open your application’s File menu and choose Page Setup or Print.
Print Head
Then click the
Utility button. On the Utility menu, click the
Alignment button.
3. Follow the instructions on the
screen to print a vertical alignment
test page. You see this window:
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4. Look at the first group of lines on the
printout. Select the the line with the
cleanest, straightest edges and enter its
number in box #1 on the screen.
5. Select the best line for each of the other
groups of lines, and enter its number in
the appropriate box.
6. Do one of the following:
Select the line in the first pattern with
the cleanest, straightest edges. . .
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If the middle line (number 8) in
each group is the best, your print
head’s vertical alignment is correct.
Click Next to continue.
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corresponding box on screen
If you select a number other than
8 for any of the groups, click
Realignment and follow the instructions on the screen to print another
vertical alignment test page. Repeat steps 4 through 6 until number 8 is the
best line for each of the groups. Then click Next to continue.
and enter its number in the
7. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a horizontal alignment test page.
You see seven pairs of gray rectangles on the printout.
8. Select the pattern with the least white or black banding where the rectangles meet
and enter the number on the screen.
9. Do one of the following:
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If pattern number 4 is the best choice, your print head’s horizontal alignment
is correct. Click Finish.
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If you enter any number but 4, click Realignment and follow the instructions
to print another test page. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until pattern number 4 is the
best choice. Then click Finish.
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Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year.
1. Turn off the printer and wait for the Ppower light to go out.
2. Unplug the power cord and disconnect it from the printer.
3. Disconnect the printer cable from the printer.
4. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
5. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth. Keep the printer cover
closed to prevent water from getting inside.
6. If ink leaks inside the printer, carefully wipe it off with a damp cloth.
If ink leaks inside,
wipe here with a
damp, lint-free cloth
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
Make sure you use a soft cloth to clean the printer’s lid; otherwise
you may scratch it. Don’t use a rough cloth, and never use a hard or
abrasive brush to clean any part of the printer case.
Never use alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can damage the
printer components and case.
Don’t get water on the printer components, and don’t spray
lubricants or oils inside the printer.
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special media; they may
jam inside the printer.
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Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it for transportation in
its original box or one of a similar size. Follow these steps:
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed when
transporting the printer.
Be sure to remove the tape used in step 5 after installing the printer
in its new location.
1. Turn on the printer and wait until the print head locks in the far right position.
Then press the P power button to turn the printer off.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and disconnect it from the
printer.
3. Disconnect the printer cable from the printer.
4. Remove any paper from the printer and remove the paper support.
5. Open the printer cover. Secure
the ink cartridge holder to the
printer with tape as shown,
then close the printer cover.
Tape the ink
cartridge holder to
the printer case
6. Push in the output tray
extensions and close the tray.
7. Repack the printer and
attachments in the original box
using the protective materials
that came with it. See the Start
Here sheet for details.
Be sure to keep the printer level as
you move it.
After transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the print head and test your
printer. If you notice a decline in print quality, clean the print head (see page 23); if
output is misaligned, align the print head (see page 34).
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Problem Solving
This section gives you the basics for diagnosing and solving printer problems.
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First see “Diagnosing Printer Problems” on page 41 to help determine what the
cause of the problem may be.
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Then see “Problems and Solutions” on page 44 for solutions to common setup
and printing problems.
It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s support web site periodically for
possible updates to your printer driver. Visit http://support.epson.com
and check the section for your product to see if there is a new driver
available, free of charge, for downloading to your computer. Download
instructions are posted for your convenience.
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Printer Parts
Left edge guide
Paper support
Printer cover
Right edge
guide
Output tray
Output tray extensions
Paper thickness lever
Control panel
Ink cartridge holder
(not removable)
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Diagnosing Printer Problems
You can diagnose some problems by checking the printer’s control panel lights, as
described in this section, or running a printer check, as described on page 43.
Checking the Control Panel Lights
Ink out light
Paper out light
Ink cartridge replacement button
Paper button
Power
light
Power button
Follow the guidelines below when you check the control panel lights:
P is on or
flashing
The Ppower light is on when the printer is ready to print. It flashes
when the printer is receiving a print job, charging ink, or cleaning the
print head. It also flashes when the print head moves to the ink
cartridge replacement position.
m is on
The printer is out of paper. Load paper as described on page 6, and
then press the m paper button to resume printing.
m is flashing and
H is on
Paper has jammed in the printer. Press the m paper button to eject the
jammed paper. If that doesn’t clear the error, open the printer cover
and remove any paper inside, including torn pieces. Then load a new
stack of paper and press the m paper button to resume printing.
H is flashing
One of the ink cartridges is low on ink. Follow the instructions
beginning on page 28 to replace the empty cartridge. If the H ink out
light goes on after you’ve replaced a cartridge, you may have installed a
cartridge your printer can’t use. Check the number on the ink cartridge
package to make sure you’ve installed the correct cartridge.
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H is on
One of the ink cartridges is out of ink. Follow the instructions beginning
on page 28 to replace the empty cartridge. If the H ink out light remains
on after you’ve replaced a cartridge, you may have installed a cartridge
your printer can’t use. Check the number on the cartridge package to
make sure you’ve installed the correct cartridge.
P and m are
flashing
Jammed paper may be blocking movement of the print head, or you
may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, open the cover, and
check for any jammed paper. Also, make sure you removed all the
packing material, as described on the Start Here sheet. Then turn the
printer back on. If the error isn’t cleared, contact your dealer or EPSON.
See page 54 for contact information.
P and H are on
An ink cartridge was installed incorrectly.
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If the print head is at the home position (at the far right as you face
the printer), open the printer cover and press the H ink cartridge
replacement button to move the cartridge holders to the
replacement position. Remove and reinsert any cartridge that
you’ve recently replaced. Make sure the cartridge clicks into place.
Close the printer cover and press the H ink cartridge replacement
button again to finish installation.
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If the cartridge holders are already in the replacement position,
remove and reinsert the ink cartridge. Then press the H ink
cartridge replacement button to finish installation.
P, m, and H are
flashing
An unknown printer error has occurred. Turn the printer off and contact
your dealer or EPSON as described on page 54.
P is off
The printer is not receiving power. Try these solutions:
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Make sure the printer is turned on.
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Turn off the printer, plug in the power cord securely, and turn the
printer on again.
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Make sure the outlet is working and is not controlled by a switch or
timer. If in doubt, try another outlet.
Running a Printer Check
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem comes from the printer
itself or some other source. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off. Then disconnect the
interface cable from the printer.
2. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
3. Hold down the m paper button, then press and release the Ppower button.
Continue holding down the m paper button until the Ppower light starts to
flash, then release it.
The printer prints one page showing its ROM version number, ink counter, and a
nozzle check pattern. Only the nozzle check pattern is shown below. (If the
pattern has gaps in its dots, you need to clean the print head; see page 23.)
4. To end the check, turn the printer off after it prints the check page. Then
reconnect the interface cable and turn on your printer and computer.
If the check page prints, the problem probably lies in your software settings, the
interface cable, or your computer. Another possibility is that your printer software
may not be installed correctly.
If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer. Try the
suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” beginning on page 44. If nothing seems to
work, contact your dealer or EPSON as described on page 54.
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Problems and Solutions
Here are some troubleshooting tips if you have any problems setting up your printer,
installing software, or printing.
Problems Setting Up
the Printer or Installing
Software
You’re having problems installing
the printer software.
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Make sure your printer is turned
on and the printer cable is securely
connected at both ends. Then
carefully follow the installation
instructions on the Start Here
sheet. Also make sure your system
meets the requirements beginning
on page 55.
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Close your other applications,
including any screen savers and
virus protection software, and
install again.
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For Windows NT or 2000, if you
see an error message or your
software doesn’t install correctly,
you may not have software
installation privileges. Contact
your System Administrator.
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If your printer icon (C80 Series)
doesn’t appear in the Macintosh
Chooser, you may have an
extension conflict. Turn off any
unnecessary extensions and restart
your computer.
The printer makes noise after ink
cartridge installation.
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The first time you install ink
cartridges, the printer must charge
its ink delivery system for about 90
seconds. Wait until charging
finishes (the Ppower light stops
flashing) before you turn off
the printer or it may charge
improperly and use excess ink the
next time you turn it on. If the
printer stops moving or making
noise, but the P power light is still
flashing after 5 minutes, turn off
the printer. If the light is still
flashing when you turn it back on,
contact EPSON as described on
page 54.
Make sure no packing material
remains in the printer. Turn off
the printer, wait a moment, then
turn it back on to clear the error.
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For Windows 2000 or XP, don’t
select Block under Control Panel>
Printing Problems
System> Hardware> Driver
Signing; select Ignore or Warn
The Ppower light is on, but nothing
prints.
instead.
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Make sure Windows 98, Me, 2000
or XP was preinstalled on your
system. The USB Printer Device
Driver may not install correctly if
you’ve upgraded your system from
an earlier version of Windows.
Make sure the Universal Serial Bus
Controller is working properly. See
your Windows online help system
for details. If it’s not working,
contact your computer
manufacturer.
If you’re printing over a network,
see your on-screen Reference Guide
for instructions on configuring your
printer for use on a network.
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Make sure the interface cable
is connected securely and that
the cable meets the system
requirements on page 55 or
page 56.
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Run a printer check as described
on page 43. If the check page
prints, make sure your printer
software is installed correctly.
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If you’re printing on a network, you
need to set up your printer for
network printing, as described in
your on-screen Reference Guide.
The printer sounds as though it is
printing, but nothing prints.
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Make sure the print head nozzles
are not clogged. To clean the print
head, see page 23.
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The printer won’t operate properly
if it’s tilted or at an angle. Place it
on a flat, stable surface that extends
beyond the printer base in all
directions.
Your printer makes noise when you
turn it on or after it has been sitting
for awhile.
Your printer is performing routine
maintenance.
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Printing is too slow.
Make sure your system meets the
requirements beginning on page 55. If
you’re printing a high-resolution image,
you need more than the minimum
requirements listed.
Print Quality Problems
You see banding (light lines).
You may also need to:
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Clear space on your hard disk or
run a defragmentation utility.
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Close open applications that you’re
not using.
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Increase your system’s memory
(RAM).
For the fastest printing, try these tips:
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The print head nozzles may need
cleaning; see page 23 for
instructions.
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Make sure the Media Type setting
matches the paper you loaded; see
page 14 for guidelines.
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Make sure the printable side of the
paper is face up. It’s usually whiter
or shinier.
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Choose Black ink if your document
doesn’t include color.
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Set the Quality/Speed slider to
Speed.
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In the printer software’s Advanced
dialog box, turn MicroWeave® off
and/or turn High Speed on.
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Printing using a USB connection is
faster than printing with a parallel
connection.
The ink cartridges may need
replacing. To replace an outdated
ink cartridge, see page 31.
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If you’re using a USB port, too
many active USB devices may slow
the printer. Disconnect USB
devices that you’re not using.
Try using Automatic mode. See
page 7 (Windows) or page 12
(Macintosh) for instructions.
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Run the Print Head Alignment
utility; see page 34 for instructions.
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If you’re using the parallel port,
enable ECP/DMA mode. See your
computer documentation or
contact the manufacturer for help.
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Set the paper thickness lever to the
m position. Set the lever to the ^
position when you print on thicker
paper or envelopes. You may also
need to turn off High Speed in the
printer software.
Your printout is blurry or smeared.
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Make sure your paper isn’t damp or
curled, or loaded face down (the
printable side should be face up).
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Use a support sheet with special
paper, or try loading your paper
one sheet at a time.
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Make sure your paper meets the
specifications listed in the on-screen
Reference Guide, and that it’s
compatible with your printer. Use
plain paper or one of the media
types listed on the inside back
cover.
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Use EPSON papers to ensure
proper saturation and absorption
of genuine EPSON inks.
Non-EPSON media may not be
compatible and may produce ink
bleeding or pooling.
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Run the Print Head Alignment
utility. See page 34 for instructions.
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Check the paper thickness lever
position. If it’s in the ^ position,
your printer is set for thicker
paper or envelopes and your image
may smear. For most papers, set
the paper thickness lever to the
m position, as shown to the left.
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Remove each sheet from the output
tray after printing, especially when
you’re printing on transparencies.
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Let your print dry completely
before you handle it. Prints made
on Premium Glossy Photo Paper or
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
take longer to dry. Follow the
instructions included in your media
pack.
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Load a new sheet of plain paper and
press the m paper button to eject it.
Do this several times. If you still
have a problem, ink may have
leaked inside the printer. Open
the printer cover and wipe the area
circled in the illustration below
with a soft, clean cloth.
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Make sure the Media Type setting
matches the paper you loaded. See
page 14 for guidelines.
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Make sure your paper isn’t
damaged, old, dirty, or loaded face
down. If it is, reload a new stack of
paper with the printable side up; it
is usually whiter or shinier than the
other side.
You see wrong or missing colors.
Your printout is faint or has gaps in
the image.
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The print head nozzles may need
cleaning; see page 23 for
instructions.
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Run the print head alignment
utility; see page 34 for instructions.
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The ink cartridges may be old or
low on ink. To replace an ink
cartridge, see page 25.
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If you’re printing color images,
make sure both your application
and printer software are set for
color printing.
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The print head nozzles may need
cleaning; see page 23 for
instructions.
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The ink cartridges may be old or
low on ink. To replace an ink
cartridge, see page 25.
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For best results, use genuine
EPSON ink cartridges.
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Try turning off PhotoEnhance.
Also check if you’re using a special
effect that alters image colors, like
Sepia.
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Try using Automatic mode. See
page 7 (Windows) or 12
(Macintosh) for instructions.
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The color profiles built into your
printer software automatically
reference your monitor profile.
Make sure that your monitor is
calibrated correctly.
Try experimenting with the
Gamma setting on the Advanced
dialog box; see page 18 for
information about accessing the
Advanced dialog box.
The colors produced by DuraBrite
inks may look slightly different
than those produced by ordinary
dye-based ink.
Due to the nature of pigment inks,
lighting conditions can affect the
appearance of printer output. For
example, a print viewed in daylight
may appear to have a slightly
different color balance when viewed
under tungsten lighting. Your
printer software was designed to
represent color accurately when
prints are illuminated with a D50
(daylight) light source.
Your printed colors can never
exactly match your on-screen
colors. However, you can use a
color management system to get as
close as possible.
Your printout is grainy.
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Try using a higher quality paper.
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Set the Quality/Speed slider to the
Quality setting in your printer
software; see page 7 (Windows) or
12 (Macintosh).
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You may need to increase the image
resolution or print it in a smaller
size; see your software
documentation.
Some parts of your print are not as
glossy as others.
Because of the nature of pigment inks,
the degree of gloss may be uneven on
glossy photo papers. Surface gloss
decreases with greater pigment
saturation.
Problems with Paper
Feeding
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is
wrinkled.
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If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you
may have set the wrong paper size.
Press the m paper button to eject
the paper, then select the correct
paper size in your application or
printer software.
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If it’s wrinkled when it ejects, the
paper may be damp or too thin.
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Paper doesn’t feed correctly or jams
in the printer.
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If paper doesn’t feed, remove it
from the sheet feeder, reload it
against the right edge, then slide the
left edge guide against the paper.
If multiple pages feed at once,
remove the stack from the sheet
feeder, fan the edges to separate the
sheets, and carefully reload it. Make
sure the paper lies flat against the
paper support.
If paper jams, press the m paper
button for several seconds to clear
the jam. If that doesn’t work, turn
off the printer and gently pull the
paper forward (toward the output
tray) to pull it out. Reload the
paper and press the m paper button
to resume printing.
Solving Miscellaneous
Printout Problems
The image is inverted.
Turn off Flip Horizontal in the printer
software or the mirror setting in your
application.
The printer prints blank pages.
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Make sure your printer is selected
in your application, or as the active
printer in the Macintosh Chooser.
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The print head nozzles may need
cleaning. See page 23.
The margins are incorrect.
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Make sure the paper settings in
your printer software are correct for
your paper size. See the on-screen
Reference Guide for instructions.
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See your software documentation
for instructions on choosing the
correct margins for your paper size.
The margins must be within the
printable area of the page. See
“Printer Specifications” in your
on-screen Reference Guide.
If your paper jams frequently:
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Use new, smooth, high-quality
paper, loaded printable side up.
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Don’t load paper above the arrow
mark on the left edge guide.
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If you’re printing on both sides of
the paper, try loading fewer sheets.
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Place the paper against the right
edge and slide the left edge guide
against it, but not too tightly.
Image size or position is incorrect.
Make sure paper and layout options are
set correctly.
You see incorrect characters.
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Make sure the interface cable is
securely connected and meets the
system requirements on page 55 or
page 56. Then try printing again.
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Make sure your printer is selected
in your application, or as the active
printer in the Macintosh Chooser.
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If you’re using a switch box with
your printer, connect the printer
directly to your computer.
There are scratch marks on your
print.
If you’re printing on Premium Glossy
or Premium Semigloss Photo Paper,
prints have a tendency to scratch if not
handled properly. Don’t place objects
on top of your prints, and be careful
not to scratch them with your
fingernails. For best results, frame your
prints under glass.
The wrong number of copies prints.
Check the Copies setting in both your
printer software and application. If
you’re running Windows, check the
Copies setting in the Windows Print
dialog box.
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Uninstalling Printer Software
If you need to uninstall and then reinstall your printer software, such as when you
upgrade your computer operating system, follow these steps:
Uninstalling Windows Software
1. On your Windows Start menu, click Programs (All Programs for Windows XP).
2. Click Epson (or EPSON Printers), then EPSON Printer Software Uninstall.
3. Click OK on the next screen.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the printer software.
5. Restart your computer when you’re done.
Uninstalling Macintosh Software
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM in your drive. Then double-click the
EPSON icon in your CD-ROM window. (You may need to double-click the
EPSON icon on your desktop to open the window.) You see the Main Menu.
2. Click Install Printer Driver, then click Continue.
3. On the installer screen, click the arrow in the Easy Install list at the top and select
Uninstall. Then click the Uninstall button at the bottom and follow the
instructions. When you’re finished, click Quit.
4. Restart your Macintosh.
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Reinstalling Printer Software
Before reinstalling your printer software, first uninstall it as described on page 52.
Then follow the instructions below.
For detailed installation instructions, see your Start Here sheet.
Remember that you don’t need to reinstall your on-screen
Reference Guide, and you won’t see the license agreement.
Windows
My Computer (for
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM. Double-click
Windows XP, click Start first), and then double-click your
CD-ROM or
DVD drive icon.
2. Double-click the
EPSON icon. The Main Menu appears.
3. Click Install Printer Driver and follow the instructions on your screen. Restart
your computer when you’re done installing software.
Macintosh
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM. Then double-click the
that appears on your desktop to open the CD-ROM window.
2. Double-click the
Main Menu.
EPSON icon
EPSON icon in your CD-ROM window. You see the
3. Click Install Printer Driver and follow the instructions on your screen. Restart
your Macintosh when you’re done.
Where To Get Help
If you need help with your printer, see the contact information below. For help using
any other software with your printer, see your software’s documentation for technical
support information.
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EPSON Technical Support
EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic support
services and automated telephone services listed in the following table:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON Support at
http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can download
drivers and other files, look at product documentation, access
troubleshooting information, and receive technical advice
through e-mail.
Automated
Telephone Services
A variety of automated help services are available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. To use these services, you must
have a touch tone telephone and call (800) 922-8911. Your
EPSON SoundAdvice SM Express Code is 71000. Use this
code to quickly select the EPSON Stylus C80 in EPSON
SoundAdvice.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial:
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U.S.: (562) 276-7525, 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday and
7 AM to 4 PM, Saturday.
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Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
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Product name (EPSON Stylus C80)
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Product serial number (located on the back of the printer)
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Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
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Computer configuration
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Description of the problem
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from EPSON at
(800) 873-7766, or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please
call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
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Requirements and Notices
This chapter includes system requirements, safety instructions, legal notices, and other important
information.
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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A Microsoft Windows compatible PC with a Pentium® or better processor, 200 MHz or faster,
recommended
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Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.x, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
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32MB of RAM (64MB recommended)
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100MB of free hard disk space (200MB or more recommended)
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VGA or better display adapter and monitor
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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Parallel connection: a high-speed, bidirectional IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable, up to 10 feet
long (3 meters); the cable must have a D-SUB, 25-pin, male connector for your computer, and a
36-pin, Centronics® compatible connector for the printer.
USB connection: a computer running Windows 98, Windows Me or Windows 2000, with a
Windows-compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable.
Using an improperly shielded USB cable may cause the printer to
malfunction.
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Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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An Apple® iMac™ series or Power Macintosh® G3 or G4 with built-in USB port
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Mac® OS 8.5.1 through 9.1 (Mac OS 9.1 recommended)
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32MB of available RAM (64MB recommended)
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100MB of free hard disk space (200MB recommended)
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VGA display or better
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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A shielded USB “AB” cable.
Using an improperly shielded USB cable may cause the printer to
malfunction.
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ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy
efficiency. The EPA ENERGY STAR office equipment program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, and copiers in an
effort to reduce air pollution caused by power generation.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the printer safely
and effectively:
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Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.
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Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same
circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
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Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être débranchée facilement.
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Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
■
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices
plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total
ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere
rating.
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Keep your printer and computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units.
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Avoid locations that are subject to rapid changes in heat or humidity, shocks or vibrations, or dust.
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Leave enough room around the printer for sufficient ventilation.
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Do not place the printer near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight.
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Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all directions. The
printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
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Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid
on the printer.
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Always turn the printer off using the P power button. The P power light flashes briefly and then
goes off. Don’t switch off the power strip or unplug the printer until the P power light is off.
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Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case or insert objects through the slots.
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Except as specifically explained in this manual, do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
■
Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been
dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change
in performance. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
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■
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
■
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges; there may be ink remaining around the ink supply
port. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridge during printing.
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Do not move the print head by hand. You may damage the printer.
■
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its plastic package. Leaving the
cartridge unpacked for a long time before use can result in reduced print quality.
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Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton. For best results, use
up the ink cartridges within six months of first installing them.
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Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
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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 three hours before using it.
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Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print head.
■
Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation and
printing.
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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 the printer. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port,
making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that
the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or surrounding area.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is capped in the far right position and the
ink cartridges are in place. Tape the ink cartridge holder to the printer case to make sure it remains
in the proper position.
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.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
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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Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and
Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal
Computers:
We:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
Located at:
MS: 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR Part 2 and
15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is identical to the representative
unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity
production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: Ink Jet Printer
Model:
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EPSON Stylus C80: P340A
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the first retail purchaser that the EPSON
printer covered by this limited warranty statement, if purchased and used in the United States or
Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Epson also warrants that
the consumable ink cartridges enclosed with the printer will perform to the manufacturer’s specified
usage, which usage may expire before the expiration of the limited warranty for the EPSON printer.
For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your EPSON printer prove defective during the
warranty period, please call the EPSON Connection SM at (562) 276-7525 (U.S.) or (905) 709-2567
(Canada) for warranty repair instructions and return authorization. An Epson service technician will
provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether the printer requires service. If service is
needed, Epson will, at its option, exchange or repair the printer without charge for parts or labor. If
Epson authorizes an exchange for the defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you,
freight prepaid, so long as you use an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
Possessions). Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for securely
packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within five (5) working days of receipt of the
replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card number to secure the cost of the replacement
printer in the event that you fail to return the defective one. If your printer is being repaired, Epson will
direct you to send your printer to Epson or its authorized service center, where the printer will be fixed
and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the
Epson authorized service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a part,
the item replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement printer or part may be new or refurbished
to the Epson standard of quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be another model of like kind and
quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered printer will not exceed the original retail selling
price of the covered printer. Exchange products and parts assume the remaining warranty period of
your original product covered by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers only normal use in the United States and
Canada. This warranty is not transferable and will not apply to products purchased from an end user.
This warranty does not cover any color change or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials or
services required for reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the EPSON product caused
by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or certified by Epson. This warranty does not cover
ribbons, ink cartridges or third party parts, components, or peripheral devices added to the EPSON
product after its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or user-added boards or components. Epson is not
responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be
removed or should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result of
misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as
fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson
products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect cannot be
identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR
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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS
AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED
ABOVE. UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE
BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL
BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE
OR INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH
OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Epson America, Inc.
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P.O. Box 93012
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Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
Index
A
E
Accessories, 26, 54
Advanced settings, 18 to 19
Aligning print head, 34 to 35
Economy setting, 18
Electronic manual, 1, 2 to 4
Envelopes, printing on, 15
EPSON
accessories, 26, 54
help, 53 to 54
Monitor3, 13
papers, 14
Store, 26, 54
B
Banding, 46 to 47
Blank pages, 50
Blurry images, 47
Browser, 2
F
C
Cable, printer, 55 to 56
Characters, incorrect, 51
Checking printer, 43
Cleaning
print head, 23 to 24
printer, 36
sheets, 23, 36
Color problems, 48
ColorSync setting, 18
Control panel, 41 to 42
Controlling printing, 9, 13
Copies setting, 51
Custom project types, 17 to 18
D
Default settings, Windows, 10
Digital Camera Correction setting, 17
Documentation, 1 to 4
Duplex printing, 20 to 22
Faint images, 48
Filter, 17
Flip Horizontal setting, 50
G
Gamma setting, 18
H
Head Cleaning utility, 23 to 24
Help, EPSON, 53 to 54
High Speed setting, 46
High-resolution images, 16, 48
I
ICM (Image Color Matching) setting, 18
Incorrect characters, 51
Incorrect colors, 48
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Ink cartridge
checking ink levels, 27
replacing, 25 to 33
safety instructions, 58
Ink Jet Transparencies, 14
Ink level, 9, 25, 27, 31
Ink Monitor icon, 27
Ink setting, 8, 12
Installation problems, 44 to 45
Inverted image, 50
J
Jams, paper, 50
L
Layout problems, 50
Lever, thickness, 47
Lights, 41 to 42
Low-resolution images, 16
M
Macintosh
printer status, 13
printing with, 11 to 14
system requirements, 56
uninstalling software, 52
USB, 56
Maintaining printer, 23 to 36
Margins, incorrect, 50
Matte Paper - Heavyweight, 14
Media Type setting, 8, 12, 14
MicroWeave setting, 46
Mirror images, 50
Monitor3, EPSON, 13
Monitoring ink level, 9, 25, 31
Moving printer, 37
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N
Network printing, 45
Noise, printer, 45
Nozzle check pattern, 24 to 25, 43
P
Page Setup dialog box, 11
Paper
feeding problems, 49 to 50
thickness lever, 47
type, setting, see Media Type setting
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, 14
PhotoEnhance setting, 16 to 17
Premium Glossy Photo Paper, 14
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, 14
Previewing, 10, 14
Print dialog box, 7
Print head
aligning, 34 to 35
cleaning, 23 to 24
Print Head Alignment utility, 34 to 35
Print quality problems, 46 to 49
Printer
cable, 55 to 56
check, 43
cleaning, 36
control panel, 41 to 42
icon, 24, 27, 31, 34
maintaining, 23 to 36
noise, 45
problems, 41 to 43, 45 to 46
status, 9, 13
transporting, 37
Printing
advanced, 18 to 19
controlling, 9, 13
duplex, 20 to 22
Macintosh, 11 to 14
on envelopes, 15
slow, 46
Windows, 7 to 10
with custom project types, 17 to 18
with PhotoEnhance, 16 to 17
Problems
installing software, 44 to 45
miscellaneous, 50 to 51
paper feeding, 49 to 50
print quality, 46 to 49
printing, 45 to 46
Progress Meter, 9
Project types, custom, 17 to 18
Support, 53 to 54
System requirements, 55 to 56
T
Technical support, 53 to 54
Thickness lever, 47
Transparencies, 14
Transporting printer, 37
Troubleshooting, 39 to 50
U
Uninstalling software, 52
USB, 55, 56
Utilities
Head Cleaning, 23 to 24
Print Head Alignment, 34 to 35
Q
Quality/Speed setting, 8, 12
R
Reference Guide, 1, 2 to 4
Reinstalling software, 53
S
W
Watermark, 10, 14
Windows
default settings, 10
printer status, 9
printing with, 7 to 10
system requirements, 55
uninstalling software, 52
USB, 55
World Wide Web, 54
Safety instructions, 57 to 58
Saving settings, 18
Semigloss media, 14
Service, 53 to 54
Slow printing, 46
Smears, 47
Software
problems, solving, 44 to 45
reinstalling, 53
uninstalling, 52
SoundAdvice, 54
Special effects, 18
sRGB setting, 18
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EPSON Ink Jet Papers
Use EPSON paper and inks to get the best results from your EPSON printer! EPSON papers are
specially designed to work with EPSON quick drying inks.
Premium Bright White Paper
Premium Bright White Paper has a sleek, ultra-smooth surface, and
108+ brightness. This paper delivers crisp black text and vivid,
colorful images. It’s perfect for everyday printing—especially
two-sided documents.
Double-Sided Matte Paper
Double-Sided Matte Paper is coated on both sides with a flat matte finish
for photographic quality output. It’s the ideal media when you need
high-quality double-sided printing for brochures, newsletters, or flyers.
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Professional-looking, flat matte finish for printing photos and graphics on a
non-glossy surface. Perfect for digital fine art work. Your prints last longer than
with other media, especially when you display them under glass or store them
in photo albums.
Featuring EPSON’s exclusive new DuraBrite™ ink technology for
superior clarity, lightfastness, and water resistance.
For more information on other EPSON products and fun project
SM
ideas, look for the EPSON Print Lab Series at
www.epsonstore.com.
See the inside back cover for a list of EPSON papers and ordering information.
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How To Order EPSON Ink and Paper
To order EPSON ink cartridges and paper, call (800) 873-7766 or visit the EPSON Store at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer
referral.
EPSON Ink Cartridges
Black
T032120
Cyan
T032220
Magenta
T032320
Yellow
T032420
EPSON Papers
Paper name
Size
Part number
EPSON Premium Bright White Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041586
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041062
Legal (8.5 x 14 inches)
S041067
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041061
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041054
EPSON Double-Sided Matte Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041568
EPSON Archival Matte Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041341
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041342
EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041257
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041258
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041286
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041331
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041332
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041064
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041063
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041106
Not all paper types match the Media Type setting names in your printer
software. See the table on page 14 or the instructions that came with your
paper to select the correct Media Type setting.
EPSON is always adding new papers to this list. Visit the EPSON Store at
www.epsonstore.com and check out the latest media.