Epson Stylus Photo T50 User`s guide

Epson Stylus Photo T50
®
Quick Guide
Basic Printing
Maintaining Your Printer
Solving Problems
Notices and Warranty
Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Using Special Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Basic Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Printing in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Printing With a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Selecting the Correct Paper Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Printing on CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Maintaining Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Checking the Print Head Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Ink Cartridge Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
18
19
21
Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Checking for Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
25
26
27
29
Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
2 Contents
Introduction
After you have set up your printer as described on the Start Here sheet, turn here
to:
■
Load paper
■
Get the basic steps for printing from your computer
■
Print true BorderFree® frame-ready prints on select papers
■
Print on ink jet-printable CDs and DVDs
■
Perform routine maintenance
■
Solve simple problems
For additional instructions, see the on-screen User’s Guide by double-clicking the
icon for it on your desktop.
Please follow these guidelines as you read your printer instructions:
Warning:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution:
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note:
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tip:
Tips contain hints for better printing.
Introduction 3
Loading Paper
You can print on a variety of paper types and sizes. For details, see page 6.
1. Open the paper support, then pull up the extension.
2. Open the front cover and pull out the tray extensions.
3. Slide the edge guide to the left.
4 Loading Paper
4. Insert paper, glossy or printable side up, short edge first, against the right side
and beneath the tab. (Load letterhead or pre-printed paper top edge first.)
Always load paper short edge
first, even for landscape printing.
Letter-size or 8 × 10-inch paper
4 × 6 or 5 × 7-inch paper
You can load up to 120 sheets of letter- or A4-size plain paper or 20 sheets of
photo paper.
Note:
The type of paper you choose affects the way your printout looks. If you are just
printing text or a rough draft, plain paper is fine. However, for the best results,
you’ll want to use one of Epson’s special ink jet papers designed for your printer.
See the next section for more information.
5. Slide the edge guide against the paper, but not too tightly.
Letter- or A4-size or 8 × 10-inch paper
4 × 6 (10.2 × 15.2 cm) or
5 × 7-inch (12.7 × 17.8 cm) paper
Note:
For instructions on loading envelopes, see your on-screen User’s Guide.
Loading Paper 5
Using Special Papers
Epson offers a wide array of high quality papers, making it easy to maximize the
impact of your photos, presentations, and creative projects.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Authorized reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call your nearest Epson sales office. See “Where To Get
Help” on page 29.
Part
number
Sheet
count
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S041586
500
4 × 6 in.
(10.2 × 15.2 cm)
S041809-20
20
S041809
50
S042038
100
S041141
20
S041649
50
S041271
100
Borderless 4 × 6 in.
(10.2 × 15.2 cm)
S041808
40
S041727
100
Borderless 5 × 7 in.
(12.7 × 17.8 cm)
S041464
20
Borderless 8 × 10 in.
(20.3 × 25.4 cm)
S041465
20
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S042183
25
S041667
50
Borderless 4 × 6 in.
(10.2 × 15.2 cm)
S042174
100
Borderless 5 × 7 in.
(12.7 × 17.8 cm)
S041945
20
Borderless 8 × 10 in.
(20.3 × 25.4 cm)
S041946
20
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S042182
25
S042175
50
Borderless 4 × 6 in.
(10.2 × 15.2 cm)
S041982
40
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S041331
20
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S041062
100
Legal (8.5 × 14 in.
[21.6 × 35.6 cm])
S041067
100
Paper type
Size
Epson Bright White Paper
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
6 Loading Paper
Part
number
Sheet
count
Borderless 8 × 10 in.
(20.3 × 25.4 cm)
S041467
50
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S041257
50
S042180
100
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S041568
50
Epson Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets
A4 (21.1 × 29.7 cm)
S041106
10
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 in.
[21.6 × 28 cm])
S041153
10
Paper type
Size
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Double-sided
*
Availability of media varies by country.
Using Special Papers 7
Basic Printing
This section describes the basic steps for printing a photo or document stored on
your Windows® or Macintosh® computer, and printing directly on an ink jetprintable CD or DVD. For detailed instructions on printing, see the on-screen
User’s Guide.
Before you start, make sure you’ve installed your printer software and connected
the printer to your computer as described on the Start Here sheet.
Tip:
It’s a good idea to check for updates to your printer software (see page 25 for
instructions).
Printing in Windows
1. Open a photo or document in an application.
2. Open the File menu and select Print. You see a window like this one:
Select your printer
Click here to open
your printer software
3. Make sure EPSON T50 Series is selected, then click the Preferences or
Properties button.
8 Basic Printing
(If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it. Then click
Preferences or Properties on the next screen.)
4. On the Main tab, select the basic print settings. Make sure you choose the
correct paper Type setting for the paper you are using (see page 14 for
details).
Select the type of document you’re printing
(choose Photo or Best Photo for pictures)
Select your
paper Type
Select your
paper Size
Click here for
borderless photos
Select your
document
Orientation
Tip:
For quick access to the most common settings, click the Shortcuts tab and select
one of the presets. You can create your own presets by clicking the Save Settings
button on the Advanced tab. For details, see your on-screen User’s Guide.
5. To improve the color, contrast, and sharpness of photos, select Fix Photo.
This feature automatically analyzes your photos and adjusts them if necessary.
6. To reduce or remove red-eye effects in photos, select Fix Red-Eye.
7. To print more quietly on plain paper, select Quiet Mode.
8. If you want to reduce or enlarge your printout, or print double-sided, click the
Page Layout tab and select settings as necessary.
9. For more printing options, click the Advanced tab.
Note:
For more information about print settings, click Help or see your on-screen User’s
Guide.
Printing in Windows 9
10. Click OK to save your settings.
11. Click OK or Print to start printing. This window appears and shows the
progress of your print job.
Check ink
cartridge status
Cancel
printing
Printing With a Macintosh
See one of the sections below for your Mac OS® operating system.
Mac OS X 10.5
1. Open a photo or document in an application.
2. Open the File menu and select Print.
3. Select EPSON Stylus T50 as the Printer setting.
Click to expand
4. Click d to expand the Print window, if necessary.
10 Basic Printing
5. Select the basic page setup options. For borderless photos, choose a Paper
Size setting with a Sheet Feeder - Borderless option.
Note:
If the setting you want isn’t shown (for example, Scale), check for it in your
application before printing. Or check for it in the settings for your application at the
bottom of this window. (If you’re printing from Preview, you see the settings
shown below.)
Page setup
options
Pop-up menu
6. Choose Print Settings from the pop-up menu, then select the following
settings that appear on the bottom of the screen:
Choose Print Settings
Select your paper type
(see page 14)
Select Color or Black/
Grayscale output
Select higher quality or
faster printing (if available)
7. Choose any other printing options you may need from the pop-up menu. See
the on-screen User’s Guide for details.
Tip:
To automatically adjust the color, contrast, and sharpness of photos, choose Color
Management from the pop-up menu and select Fix Photo. To reduce or remove
red-eye effects in photos, choose Extension Settings from the pop-up menu and
select Fix Red-Eye.
Printing With a Macintosh 11
8. Click Print.
9. To monitor your print job, click the printer icon in the dock. Select your print
job, then select an option to cancel, pause, or resume printing, if necessary.
Pause or resume printing
Cancel
printing
Select the
print job
Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.4
1. Open a photo or document in an application.
2. Select Page Setup from the File menu. Select the following settings:
Select your printer
Select your Paper Size
Select your document
or image orientation
For borderless printing, choose a Sheet Feeder - Borderless option in the
Paper Size list for your paper size.
3. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
12 Basic Printing
4. Select Print from the File menu. You see a window like this one:
Select your printer
Select Print Settings
5. Choose Print Settings from the pop-up menu and select the following
settings as necessary:
Select your paper
type (see page 14)
Select Color or
Black/Grayscale
Select higher quality
or faster printing
(if available)
Select
Automatic mode
Note:
In certain programs, you may need to select Advanced before you can select Print
Settings. For more information about printer settings, click the ? button.
6. Click the Advanced button to change additional settings.
7. Choose any other printing options you may need from the pop-up menu. See
your on-screen User’s Guide for details.
8. Click Print.
Printing With a Macintosh 13
9. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the printer icon in the dock.
Pause or resume printing
Cancel
printing
Select the
print job
Selecting the Correct Paper Type
Select the correct Type (see page 9) or Media Type (see page 11 or page 13)
setting in your printer software. This tells the printer what kind of paper you’re
using, so the ink coverage can be adjusted accordingly.
For this paper
Select this setting
Plain paper
Epson Bright White Paper
Plain Paper/Bright White Paper
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Double-sided
Epson Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper
Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Envelopes
Envelope
14 Basic Printing
Printing on CDs and DVDs
Your printer includes a special tray that lets you print customized text, graphics,
and photos directly on an ink jet-printable CD or DVD. The Epson Print CD
software makes it easy to import your own photos, add text, and modify your
designs with a variety of special effects. For detailed instructions on printing, see
the on-screen User’s Guide.
To prevent errors, make sure the data, music, or video is burned on your CD/
DVD before you print.
1. Turn on the printer, then open the front cover.
2. Lift the front tray up with both hands, then pull it out of the paper position
(lower notches).
Printing on CDs and DVDs 15
3. Place the front tray in the CD/DVD position (upper notches).
4. Place the disc on the CD/DVD tray with the white or printable side face-up.
Make sure the disc lies flat in the tray.
CD/DVD
adapter
12-cm CD/DVD
8-cm CD/DVD
5. Gently insert the CD/DVD tray along the base of the front tray until the
arrows on the CD/DVD tray and the front tray are aligned. Make sure both
sides of the CD/DVD tray slide into the brackets on the front tray.
Align
the
arrows
6. To design and print with Epson Print CD, follow the detailed instructions in
in the on-screen User’s Guide.
Caution:
Be sure to place the front tray in the paper (lower) position when you’re done
printing on CDs and DVDs.
16 Basic Printing
Maintaining Your Printer
Follow the instructions in this chapter for checking and cleaning the print head
nozzles and replacing ink cartridges. To align the print head, if necessary, see your
on-screen User’s Guide.
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
If your printouts are faint or have gaps in them, some of the nozzles in the print
head may be clogged. Follow the steps below to check the print head nozzles.
1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.
2. Windows:
Right-click the
printer icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (the
taskbar) and select Nozzle Check.
Macintosh:
Open the Applications folder, open EPSON Printer Utility3, select your
printer (if necessary), and click OK. Then select Nozzle Check.
3. Click Print.
Maintaining Your Printer 17
4. Check the nozzle pattern that prints to see if there are gaps in the lines.
Nozzles are clean
Nozzles need cleaning
5. If there are no gaps, click Finish. If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, clean
the print head as described in the next section.
Cleaning the Print Head
If print quality has declined and the nozzle check pattern indicates clogged
nozzles, you can clean the print head. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only
if necessary.
Note:
You cannot clean the print head if an ink cartridge is expended, and you may not be able
to clean it when a cartridge is low. You must replace the cartridge first (see page 21).
1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.
2. Windows:
Right-click the
printer icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (the
taskbar) and select Head Cleaning.
Macintosh:
Open the Applications folder, open EPSON Printer Utility3, select your
printer (if necessary), and click OK. Then select Head Cleaning.
18 Maintaining Your Printer
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to start the cleaning cycle, which lasts
around one minute.
The P power light flashes throughout the cleaning cycle and stays on green
when the cycle is finished.
Caution: Never turn off the printer during a cleaning cycle or you may damage it.
4. When the P power light stops flashing and remains on, you can check to see
if the nozzles are clean. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern and click Print.
5. Check the nozzle pattern that prints to see if there are gaps in the lines.
6. If there are no gaps, click Finish.
If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, click Clean to clean the print head
again.
Note:
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head four times, turn off your
printer and wait at least six hours to let any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning the print
head again. If quality does not improve, one of the ink cartridges may need to be
replaced. If that doesn’t help, contact Epson as described on page 29.
If you do not use your printer often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a
month to maintain good print quality.
Checking the Ink Cartridge Status
When the H ink light starts flashing, a cartridge is low on ink. You can continue
printing until a cartridge needs replacement. When the H ink light stays on, you
need to replace a cartridge.
Note:
You cannot print when an ink cartridge is expended even if the other cartridges are not
expended. Replace any expended cartridges before printing.
A window will appear on your computer screen when you try to print when ink is
low. This window can optionally display ink offers and other updates retrieved
from an Epson website. On a computer that is connected to the Internet, you may
see a screen asking if you want to receive these Epson offers the first time you try
to print when ink is low. Select Do not display this message again to not
receive on-line offers. Promotional offers are not valid in Latin America.
Checking the Ink Cartridge Status 19
Note:
To disable checking for ink offers or updates from Epson, see the instructions in your
on-screen User’s Guide.
Tip:
If a cartridge is more than six months old, print quality may decline. If necessary, try
cleaning the print head (see page 18). If printouts still do not look their best, you may
need to replace the cartridge.
Use the following list when you purchase new ink cartridges:
Ink color
High-capacity
Standard-capacity
Black
81N
82N
Cyan
81N
82N
Magenta
81N
82N
Yellow
81N
82N
Light Cyan
81N
82N
Light Magenta
81N
82N
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Authorized reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call your nearest Epson sales office. See page 29.
Note:
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.
The printer ships with full cartridges and part of the ink from this first set of cartridges is
used for priming the printer.
Yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency
of use, and temperature. For print quality, a small amount of ink remains in the cartridge
after the “replace cartridge” indicator comes on.
For best printing results, use up a cartridge within six months of opening the package
and before the expiration date on the cartridge box.
Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place. If cartridges have been exposed to cold
temperatures, allow them to warm up to room temperature for at least 3 hours before
using them.
20 Maintaining Your Printer
Replacing Ink Cartridges
Make sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. You must install new
cartridges immediately after removing the old ones.
Warning:
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
Caution:
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are
vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
Note:
Leave the expended cartridge installed until you have obtained a replacement, or the
ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Press the H ink button.
If you are replacing a low or expended cartridge, the print head moves to the
_ position to indicate which cartridge is low or expended.
If you are replacing a cartridge before it is low or expended, the print head
moves directly to the ink cartridge replacement position. Skip to step 5.
Replacing Ink Cartridges 21
4. Press the H ink button again.
■
If another cartridge is low or expended, it moves to the _ position. Press
the H ink button again to see if any more cartridges are low or expended.
■
If no other cartridges are low or expended, the print head moves to the
replacement position.
5. Open the cartridge cover.
22 Maintaining Your Printer
6. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift it up. Dispose of it carefully. Do not
take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
Caution:
Do not touch the white cable inside the printer or you may damage it.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets
into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Keep ink cartridges out of the
reach of children.
7. Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to
touch the green chip on the cartridge.
8. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
Caution:
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink may leak.
Replacing Ink Cartridges 23
9. Insert the new ink cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks
into place.
10. Once you replace all the cartridges that need replacing, close the cartridge
cover, then close the printer cover.
11. Press the H ink button to begin charging the ink. This takes about two
minutes. When it’s finished, the P power light stops flashing and remains on,
and the H ink light goes out.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink. If the H ink light
flashes, press the H ink button again and press down all the cartridges securely.
Note:
If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the
cartridge.
24 Maintaining Your Printer
Solving Problems
If you have a problem with your printer, check the lights on the printer to
diagnose the cause.
You can also check “Problems and Solutions” on page 27 for basic troubleshooting
suggestions, or see the on-screen User’s Guide for more detailed help.
Checking for Software Updates
Periodically, it’s a good idea to check Epson’s support website at
www.latin.epson.com for free updates to your Epson Stylus Photo T50 software.
With Windows, you can select Driver Update on the Maintenance tab in the
printer settings window. You can also click or Start, select All Programs or
Programs, select EPSON, select EPSON T50 Series, and click Driver Update.
Solving Problems 25
Error Indicators
Light status
Problem and Solution
I light on
Paper is out or multiple pages have fed. Load or reload paper
in the sheet feeder, then press the I button.
If you’re printing on a CD or DVD, the disc is not loaded.
Load the disc as described on page 15, then press the I
button.
I light flashing
Paper is jammed. Carefully remove the jam as described on
page 27.
If you’re printing on a CD or DVD, the tray is not ejected. Pull
out the CD/DVD tray, then press the I button.
H light flashing
One or more cartridges have low ink. You can continue
printing until a cartridge needs replacement. Check the
cartridge status to determine which cartridges are affected
(see page 19).
H light on
One or more ink cartridges are expended, incorrectly
installed, or cannot be used with the printer. If an ink
cartridge is likely to be expended, you must replace the
cartridge to be able to print. If you just replaced a cartridge
and the light is still on, the cartridge is not installed correctly.
Press the H button to move the cartridges to the
replacement position. Press down on all the installed
cartridges, then press the H button to continue.
H ink and I lights are
flashing; P light is on
The printer cover is open or the front tray is not in the correct
position. Make sure the cover is closed and the front tray is
in the correct position (lower for paper, upper for CD/DVD)
H ink and I lights are
flashing alternately;
P light is off
Parts inside the printer are at the end of their service life.
Contact Epson for help (see page 29).
H ink and I lights are
flashing; P light is off
There is a problem with the printer. Turn it off, wait a few
moments, and turn it back on again. If the error is not
resolved, contact Epson for help (see page 29).
26 Solving Problems
Problems and Solutions
Check the solutions below if you’re having trouble using your printer.
Printing Problems
■
Make sure your paper is loaded short edge first and is positioned against the
right side with the edge guide against its left side. Don’t load paper above the
arrow mark inside the edge guide.
■
If you are printing borderless photos, make sure you select the Borderless
option in Windows, or one of the Sheet Feeder - Borderless sizes in Mac
OS. Use the Expansion setting in the printer software to adjust how the
image fits on the page.
Paper Feeding Problems
■
If paper doesn’t feed, remove it from the sheet feeder. Flip through the stack to
separate the sheets a little. Then reload the paper against the right side, and
slide the left edge guide against the paper (but not too tightly).
■
Do not load too many sheets at once. Load up to 20 sheets of photo paper,
120 sheets of letter- or A4-size plain paper, 100 sheets of Presentation Paper
Matte, or 80 sheets of Epson Bright White Paper. Load other special papers
one sheet at a time.
■
If paper is stuck inside, open the printer cover, then remove the jammed paper
and torn pieces. Close the cover. If paper is stuck in the sheet feeder, gently
pull it out. Then carefully reload paper and press the I paper button.
Problems and Solutions 27
Print Quality Problems
If you have any problems with the print quality, try these solutions:
■
Make sure the printer is not tilted or placed on an uneven surface.
■
Load the paper printable side up (usually the whiter, brighter, or glossy side).
■
Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled.
■
Use a support sheet with special paper or load your paper one sheet at a time.
Remove sheets from the output tray so not too many collect at a time.
■
Make sure the type of paper you loaded matches the paper size and paper type
settings in your printer software (see page 14).
■
For the best print quality, use Epson special paper (see page 6) and genuine
Epson ink cartridges (see page 19).
■
If you notice light or dark bands across your printouts or they are too faint,
you may need to clean the print head (see page 18). This unclogs the nozzles
so they can deliver ink properly. Run a nozzle check (see page 17) to see if the
print head needs cleaning.
■
If you notice jagged vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. See
your User’s Guide for instructions.
■
The ink cartridges may be low on ink. Check your cartridge status (see
page 19) and replace cartridges, if necessary (see page 21).
28 Solving Problems
Where To Get Help
Epson Technical Support
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at www.latin.epson.com for your Epson Stylus
Photo T50 for solutions to common problems. You can download drivers, get
FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (Epson Stylus Photo T50)
■
Product serial number (located on the back of product)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer configuration
■
Description of the problem
Then call:
Country
Telephone
Argentina
(54 11) 5167-0300
Brazil
(55 11) 3956-6868
Chile
(56 2) 230-9500
Colombia
(57 1) 523-5000
Costa Rica
(50 6) 2210-9555
(800) 377-6627
Mexico
Mexico City
(52 55) 1323-2052
Other cities
(01 800) 087-1080
Peru
(51 1) 418-0210
Venezuela
(58 212) 240-1111
Where To Get Help 29
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Authorized reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call your nearest Epson sales office, as described above.
30 Solving Problems
Notices
System Requirements
To use the Epson Stylus Photo T50 and its software, your computer system should meet
or exceed the requirements in these sections:
Windows Requirements
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A Microsoft® Windows compatible PC with an 800 MHz or faster processor
recommended
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Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or
Windows Vista
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256MB RAM for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows XP Professional x64
Edition (512MB recommended)
1GB RAM for Windows Vista
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450MB free hard disk space (550MB recommended)
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4× or faster CD-ROM drive for installing the software
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A Windows-compliant USB port and shielded USB “AB” cable up to 2 meters long.
Using an improperly shielded USB cable may cause the Epson Stylus Photo T50 to
malfunction.
Macintosh Requirements
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An Apple® Macintosh
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Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.11, or 10.5.x
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256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
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450MB free hard disk space (550MB recommended)
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4× or faster CD-ROM drive for installing the software
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A USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable up to 2 meters long. Using an improperly
shielded USB cable may cause the Epson Stylus Photo T50 to malfunction.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read and follow these safety instructions:
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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 label.
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Use only the power cord that comes with the printer. Use of another cord may cause
fires or shock. Do not use the cord with any other equipment.
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Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
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If you won’t be using the printer for a long period, unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet.
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Always turn off the printer using the Ppower button, and wait until the Ppower
light stops flashing before unplugging the printer or cutting off power to the electrical
outlet.
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Avoid plugging the printer into an outlet on the same circuit as a photo copier or air
control system that regularly switches on and off, or on an outlet controlled by a wall
switch or timer.
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Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
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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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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. Do not block or
cover openings in the case or insert objects through the slots.
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Do not place or store the printer near a radiator or heating vent, in a dusty or moist
environment, in direct sunlight, or outdoors.
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Keep the printer away from potential sources of electromagnetic interference, such as
loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
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Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around the
printer. Doing so may cause fire.
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Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond its base in all directions.
It will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
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Do not touch the flat white cable inside the printer, and be careful not to trap your
fingers when closing the printer.
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Do not spill liquid on the printer or use it with wet hands.
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Except as specifically explained in your documentation, do not disassemble, modify,
or attempt to service the printer yourself.
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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
product; if the product has been dropped or the case damaged; if the product does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it
upside down; otherwise ink may leak from the cartridges.
Ink Cartridge Safety
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Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
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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 any cartridges during printing.
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Install a new ink cartridge immediately after removing an expended one. Leaving
cartridges uninstalled can dry out the print head and may prevent the printer from
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. Store cartridges with their labels facing upward.
Technical Specifications
Printing
Paper path
Sheet feeder, top entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
Approx. 120 sheets at 90 g/m2
Ink Cartridges
Color
Cyan (82N), Magenta (82N), Yellow (82N), Black (82N)
Cartridge life
6 months
Temperature
Storage: –20 °C to 40 °C
1 montha at 40 °C
Ink freezes at*: –16 °C
*Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 25 °C.
Note: Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges. Epson cannot guarantee
the quality or reliability of non-genuine ink. The use of non-genuine ink may cause damage that
is not covered by Epson's warranty, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic printer
behavior.
Do not use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired. For best printing results, use
up a cartridge within six months of opening the package.
Mechanical
Size
Width: 450 mm
Depth: 289 mm
Height: 187 mm
Weight
5.5 kg (without the ink cartridges)
Electrical
Input voltage
range
100-120 V Model
220-240 V Model
90 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
Rated current
0.6 A
0.3 A
Power
consumption
Printing: Approx. 13 W
Sleep mode: Approx 1.0 W
Power off mode: Approx. 0.2 W
Printing: Approx.13 W
Sleep mode: 1.2 W
Power off mode: 0.3 W
Note: revise las especificaciones de voltaje en la parte posterior de la impresora.
Environmental
Temperature
Operation: 10 to 35 °C
Storage: –20 to 40 °C
1 month at 40 °C
Humidity (without
condensation)
Operation: 20% to 80% RH
Storage: 5% to 85% RH
Interface
Type
One USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (for computer)
Standards
Safety
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 Nº 60950-1
EMC
FCC part 15 Subparte B class B
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B
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.
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:
Located at:
Epson America, Inc.
MS 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
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: Printer
Model:
B412B
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