Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Printer Parts
Printer Specifications
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Printing
roll paper cover
top cover
paper lever
control
panel
ink cartridge
compartments
Printing
method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle
configuration
Photo ink set:
Black: 180 nozzles × 3 (photo black, matte
black, light black)
Color: 180 nozzles × 5 (cyan, magenta, light
cyan, light magenta, yellow)
Resolution
Maximum 2880 dpi × 1440 dpi
Print direction
Unidirectional/Bidirectional
Control code
Epson ESC/P® Raster
Photographic Driver
Line spacing
1/6 inch or programmable in
1/1440-inch increments
Paper feed speed 215 ±10 milliseconds per 1/6-inch line
RAM
32MB
paper lever
Engine Reliability
roll paper
spindle
Total print
volume
20,000 A2 images (360 × 360 dpi)
Print head life
8.4 billion dots per nozzle
Periodic
maintenance
Pump unit, head cleaner, and cap assembly
require replacement approximately every
18,000 pages (A1-size plain paper)
Cutter blade life Approximately 2,000 B0+ sheets (Epson
media up to 4.33 mil thick); approximately
1,000 B0+ coated sheets
AC inlet
exhaust port cover
USB interface
connector
IEEE 1394 FireWire®
interface connector
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Electrical
Specification
Description
Input voltage range
90 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A at 120 V
0.5 A at 220 V
Power consumption
Approx. 50 W or less (ISO 10561
Letter Pattern)
15 W or less in standby mode
0.7 W or less in power off mode
Weight
Humidity
(without
condensation)
❏
Unload roll paper from the paper path when not in use to
prevent curling.
❏
For best results, use paper under the following conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Safety standards UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950
EMC
Ink Cartridges
88 lb (40 kg) without ink cartridges
Lightfastness*
Color: up to 100 years
Black and white: over 100 years
Cartridge life
2 years from production date if unopened;
within 6 months after opening package, at
77 °F (25 °C)
Temperature
Storage
–22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C);
(uninstalled): 1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Operation: 50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage:
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit:
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C),
stored in shipping container
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Operation: 20 to 80% RH
Storage:
20 to 85% RH
Transit:
5 to 85% RH (stored in
shipping container)
Paper
The allowable paper dimensions are shown below:
Capacity
Roll paper
Cut sheets
Size
8 to 17 in. (203 to
432 mm) wide
8 × 10 in.
(203 x 254 mm) up to
17 x 22 in.
(432 x 559 mm)
Maximum
external roll
diameter
2 in. core: 4 in. (103 mm)
3 in. core: 6 in. (150 mm)
—
Thickness
3.15 to 19.7 mil (0.8 to
0.5 mm)
3.15 to 59 mil (0.8 to
1.5 mm)
*
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams
and other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a
higher grade of paper.
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Storage
(installed):
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C);
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit:
–22 to 140 °F (–30 to 60 °C);
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C),
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Freezing:
5 °F (–15 °C); ink thaws and
is usable after at least 3 hours
at 77 °F (25 °C)
110 or 220 ml
Preliminary data from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. indicate the
lightfastness of color UltraChrome™ prints made by the Epson Stylus
Pro 4000 printer will be rated up to 100 years under glass on specific
Epson media. Data indicate the lightfastness of black and white
UltraChrome™ images will be rated as greater than 100 years under
glass on specific Epson media.
Ink lightfastness ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on
specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability
will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light
intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not
guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints
under glass or lamination or properly store them. Visit
www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
Notes:
❏
FCC Part 15 Subpart B, Class B,
CSA C108.8 Class B
Width: 33.9 inches (848 mm)
Depth: 30.5 inches (762 mm)
Height: 14.8 inches (369 mm)
Environmental
Temperature
Do not use curled, folded, or deckle-edge paper, which cause
paper jams. Store sheet media on a flat surface, in the original
packaging.
Safety Approvals
Mechanical
Dimensions
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Drivers
Consumables and Accessories
®
Macintosh Operating System OS 9.22 or OS X 10.2.8 or
later, Windows 98SE (factory installed), Windows 2000,
Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows NT® 4.0. Raster
drivers are standard. For Adobe® PostScript® support, use the
optional Epson StylusRIP Professional 2.0 software.
Ink Cartridges
When you install the printer’s first ink cartridges, it takes
about 8 minutes to initialize the printer. Do not interrrupt
this process by turning off the printer, opening the top cover,
or releasing the paper lever, or the printer will have to reinitialize. In that case, there may not be enough ink left in the
original cartridges and you may have to replace them with new
ones.
Interfaces
❏ USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible, recommended cable length up
to 10 feet (3 meters)
❏ IEEE-1394 FireWire,® recommended cable length up to
10 feet (3 meters)
Use the following cartridges before the expiration date on the
package:
In addition, a Type B expansion slot is available for installing
an Ethernet™ network card (10/100 BaseTX).
The following connections are supported for each operating
system:
Connection
Win
98SE
USB
X*
Win
NT 4.0
FireWire
Ethernet
(optional)
*
X
X
Win
2000
Win
Me
Win
XP
Mac
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Cartridge
110 ml
220 ml*
Photo Black
T543100
T544100
Matte Black
T543800
T544800
Light Black
T543700
T544700
Cyan
T543200
T544200
Magenta
T543300
T544300
Light Magenta
T543600
T544600
Light Cyan
T543500
T544500
Yellow
T543400
T544400
*
Supported on pre-installed operating systems, not upgraded from
earlier versions of Windows.
In addition, Macintosh OS X supports USB and Ethernet
when running applications in Classic mode.
When using these cartridges, you must leave the ink compartment
door open.
User-Replaceable Parts
You can order these user-replaceable parts:
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Part
Part number
Relacement Ink Maintenance Tank
C12C890071
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade (replaces the
printer’s built-in cutter)
C12C815291
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Options
The following optional equipment and software are available:
Paper type
Roll sizes and codes
Sheet sizes and codes
Watercolor Paper Radiant White
—
13" × 19": S041351
Epson Velvet Fine
Art Paper
—
8.5" × 11": S041636
13" × 19": S041637
UltraSmooth Fine
Art Paper**(250
gsm*)
17-inch × 7’:
S041782-S
17-inch × 50’:
SP91205
17" × 22": SP91210
(325 gsm)
Part
Part number
Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Printer Cabinet Stand
C4000STAND
Epson StylusRIP Professional 2.0 Software
C12C842972
Internal 10/100 BaseTX (Ethernet) Type-B Print Server
(interface card)
C12C824052
Paper Roller Spindle (Normal Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
C12C811171
—
C12C811191
Textured Fine Art
Paper**
17-inch roll: S041745
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
EPP40EX1
2-year
EPP40EX2
13-inch roll: SP91220
17-inch × 10’:
SP91221-S
17-inch × 40’:
SP91221
—
1-year
PremierArt™ Water
Resistant Canvas for
Epson***
Extended warranties*
*
Must be purchased within 12 months of purchase.
*
Epson Paper and Other Media
** Requires optional high-tension spindle.
*** Choose the Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Media Type setting
for PremierArt Water Resistant Canvas for Epson.
Epson papers, which are especially designed for the inks used
in the printer, ensure high-quality results. The following table
lists the product codes for the Epson media available for your
printer.
Paper type
Roll sizes and codes
Sheet sizes and codes
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
—
13" × 19": S041069
16.5" × 23.4": S041079
17" × 22": S041171
Premium Glossy
Photo Paper (250*)
16-inch roll: S041742
Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Premium Luster
Photo Paper (250*)
Control Panel
11" × 17": S041290
11.7" × 16.5": S041288
13" × 19": S041289
10-inch roll: S041644
16-inch roll: S041737
Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
The 250 designation and driver setting applies only to roll paper and
17”× 22” sheets.
8.5" × 11": S041405
8.3" × 11.7": S041602
13" × 19": S041407,
S041604
—
Pause light
and button
8.5" × 11": S041331
13" × 19": S041327
Premium Semimatte
Photo Paper (250*)
16-inch roll: S041738
—
SingleWeight Matte
Paper
17-inch roll: S041746
—
Enhanced Matte
Paper
17-inch roll: S041725
8.5" × 11": S041341
8.3" × 11.7": S041603
11.7" × 16.5": S041343
13" × 19": S041744,
S041339
Epson Proofing
Paper Commercial
Semimatte
13-inch roll: S041668
17-inch roll: S041724
13" × 19": S041744
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Power button
Hold for 3
seconds to
cancel a print
job or reset
the printer.
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Ink light
Left arrow or
Paper Source
button
Hold for 3
seconds to
cut roll paper
after printing.
Up arrow
button
Paper light
Down arrow
button
Menu
button
Hold for 3
seconds
to clean
the print
head.
Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Error Messages
When a problem occurs, a message appears on the display and
the lights on the control panel come on or flash.
Message/
Light
Light
Explanation
Response
CHANGE
PAPER TYPE
Paper
light on
Paper loaded
does not match
the source
selected.
Make sure you have
replacement
cartridges available.
COMMAND
ERROR
—
You’re using the
wrong printer
driver.
Press the
Pause
button and hold it for
3 seconds to cancel
the print job. Make
sure you installed
the correct driver for
your printer.
Damaged data
was sent to
printer.
FEED SHEET
PAPER
FEED SHEET
PAPER
MANUALLY
—
Load the sheet in
the manual feed
slot.
Cut sheet needs
to be loaded
manually.
Load the sheet in
the manual feed
slot.
Ink cartridge(s)
are nearly empty
(printing
continues).
Make sure you have
replacement
cartridges available
(page 7).
B Ink light
on
Ink cartridge(s)
are empty
(printing stops).
Replace the ink
cartridge(s) indicated
on the LCD panel
(page 7).
B Ink light
on
You tried to
install the wrong
ink cartridge.
If you are installing
ink cartrdiges for the
first time, you must
install the cartridges
that came with your
printer.
—
INK LOW
B Ink light
flashing
INK OUT
INVALID INK
CARTRIDGE
Paper
light on
Paper lever is in
the released
position while
loading paper.
Response
LOAD ROLL
PAPER
Paper
light on
Paper source
setting in printer
software is
different from
control panel.
Make sure the right
paper is loaded and
the paper source
setting is the same
on the control panel
and printer software.
—
One or both ink
levers are raised.
Pull the lever or
levers down to lock
the ink cartridges.
MNT REQ
—
A printer part will
need to be
replaced soon.
Note the code
number and contact
Epson support.
MNT TNK
NEAR FULL
—
The maintenance
tank is almost
full.
Make sure you have
a replacement
maintenance tank
(page 11).
MNT TNK
FULL
B Ink light
on
The maintenance
tank is full.
Replace the
maintenance tank
(page 11).
NO
BORDERLESS
WITH THIS
SIZE
—
Borderless
setting selected
for A2-size
sheets
(11.7” x 16.5”).
Change the setting
in the printer driver,
or load different-size
paper.
NO MNT
TANK
—
The maintenance
tank is not
installed.
Make sure the
maintenance tank is
fully inserted
(page 11).
NOT
STRAIGHT
RELOAD
Paper
light on
Cut sheet paper
is not loaded
straight.
Load the paper
correctly.
NOZZLES
STILL
CLOGGED
—
Head cleaning
did not clear the
nozzles.
Run the head
cleaning utility again.
If the nozzles are still
clogged, contact
Epson.
OPTION I/F
ERROR
—
Wrong interface
card installed.
Turn off the printer
and remove the
card. See the
documentation that
came with the card.
NO INK
CARTRIDGE
B Ink light
on
Ink cartridge(s)
not installed or
ink lever raised.
Install ink cartridges
or lower the ink
lever (page 7).
PAPER JAM
Paper
light
flashing
Paper has
jammed in the
printer.
Remove the
jammed paper.
LOWER L (or
R) INK LEVER
If you are replacing
ink cartridges, check
the package and
product code. You
must use the ink
cartridges designed
for your printer.
Other cartridges will
not work.
LOAD PAPER
Explanation
LOWER INK
LEVERS
—
FORBIDDEN
MEDIA FROM
P. TRAY
Light
LOAD SHEET
PAPER IN P.
TRAY
Press the
Pause
button and hold it for
3 seconds to cancel
the print job.
Cut sheet needs
to be loaded
manually.
Message/
Light
After you finish
loading paper, pull
the paper lever all
the way forward, to
the secured
position.
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Message/
Light
PAPER NOT
CUT
Light
Explanation
Response
Paper
light
flashing
Roll paper was
not cut correctly.
Open the top cover
and remove the
uncut paper. Reload
paper if necessary.
The cutter may
be blunt or
incorrectly
installed.
Reinstall or replace
the cutter blade if
necessary (page 10).
PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT
Paper
light
flashing
Paper slipped
and fed into the
printer at an
angle.
Reload paper,
making sure the
edges are straight.
PAPER OUT
Paper
light on
No paper is
loaded.
Load paper.
Paper ran out.
Remove any
printouts or paper
remaining in the
printer and load
more paper.
Message/
Light
SERVICE REQ.
If the message
appears during a
print job, reset the
printer by pressing
the Pause button for
3 seconds. Then
load paper and
resend the job.
REAR COVER
OPEN
—
The rear cover
has been
removed.
Replace the rear
cover.
RELOAD
PAPER
Paper
light on
Printer cannot
detect paper.
If you are using cut
sheets, make sure
the paper is flat.
Move the paper
lever.
PAPER NOT CUT
error was
cleared.
Reload paper.
RELOAD
PAPER
INSERT
DEEPLY
Paper
light on
Manually loaded
sheet is not
inserted far
enough.
Insert the sheet
further into the
printer.
REMOVE
PAPER
Paper
light on
Paper is too thick
for head
cleaning.
Pull the paper lever
out to remove the
paper. Head
cleaning
automatically starts.
After cleaning,
reload paper.
Printer could not
feed the printer
page.
Remove the print.
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Light
Explanation
Response
All lights
flashing
The print head is
locked.
Pull out the green
tab to unlock the
print head.
An error has
occurred.
Note the error
number, then turn
the printer off and
back on. If the
message remains,
contact Epson.
SET INK CRTG
—
Ink cartridge chip
error.
Remove and
reinstall the ink
cartridge. If the
message remains,
replace the ink
cartridge.
SET PAPER
LEVER
Paper
light on
Paper lever was
released during
the printing
process or
another
operation.
Pull the lever all the
way forward, to the
secured position.
Start printing again
from the beginning
for best results.
TOP COVER
OPEN
—
Top cover is
open.
Close the top cover.
UNABLE TO
PRINT
—
You tried to print
while an error
condition was
present.
Press the Pause
button to exit the
SelecType menu
system. If the
message appears
again, clear the error
before you print.
WRONG INK
CARTRIDGE
B Ink light
on
You tried to
install the wrong
ink cartridge.
If you are installing
ink cartridges for the
first time, you must
install the cartridges
that came with your
printer.
If you are replacing
ink cartridges, check
the package and
product code. You
must use the ink
cartrdiges designed
for your printer.
Other cartridges will
not work.
WRONG
PAPER SIZE
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Paper
light
flashing
Loaded paper
does not match
the image size.
Make sure the size
you selected in the
printer driver
matches the loaded
paper size. Load the
correct size paper if
necessary.
Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Printing a Status Check
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
The status check sheet shows some of the current default
settings, the amount of ink remaining in each cartridge, the
page count, and the status of the cutter blade, maintenance
tank, and other printer parts.
The easiest way of checking ink levels is from the control
panel:
NOTE:
You can replace the ink cartridges, cutter blade, and maintenance
tank yourself. Other parts need to be replaced by an authorized Epson
service technician.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Menu
3sec.
Follow these steps to print the status check sheet:
2. Press the Menu
SETUP.
1 Matte
black
button. You see PRINTER
3. Press the button so you see TEST PRINT, then
. You see NOZZLE CHECK.
press Menu
8 Light
black*
2 Cyan
4 Yellow
3 Magenta
4. Press so you see STATUS CHECK, then press
Menu
. You see PRINT.
5. Press Menu
Empty
Full
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the tray.
*
again to start printing.
The amount of ink left or the component life is indicated as
follows:
7 Light magenta*
6 Light cyan*
5 Photo black*
These are the cartridges used in the photographic mode. If your
printer uses the dual CMYK mode, cartridges 5-8 will contain the
same colors as cartridges 1-4.
When the red ink light is flashing (and INK LOW is displayed
on the LCD panel), the corresponding cartridge is almost out
of ink. Make sure you have a replacement cartridge. When the
light stays on and INK OUT is displayed, the cartridge is
empty. You must replace the cartridge before you can
continue printing.
E*****F = 100–81% ink or service life remaining
E**** F = 80–61%
E*** F = 60–41%
E**
F = 40–21%
E*
F = 20–11%
% = less than 10% ink or service life remaining
See page 3 for information on selecting the correct
replacement cartridges. Before you start, make sure the printer
is turned on. Then follow these steps to replace an ink
cartridge:
1. Note the color of the cartridge whose light is on or flashing.
This is the cartridge you need to replace.
2. Press the ink compartment cover to open it.
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3. Raise the ink lever to the unlocked position.
8. Lower the ink lever to its locked position.
4. Remove the empty ink cartridge from the printer.
9. If you’re using 110 ml cartridges, close the ink
compartment cover. If you’re using 220 ml cartridges, you’ll
have to leave the cover open.
Once the cartridge is installed, the printer returns to its
READY state (or says LOAD PAPER if paper isn’t loaded).
Paper Type and Banding
Banding can be caused by several problems, such as clogged
print head nozzles or a misaligned print head. It can also be
caused by using a paper that is not defined in the Epson
printer driver or in a third-party RIP. To correct this problem,
make sure you select the correct paper type in the driver.
5. Make sure the replacement
cartridge is the correct color,
and remove it from its
package.
If your paper type is not defined, use the printer’s SelecType
menu system to create a custom paper type. See “Optimizing
the Settings for Your Paper” in the Printer Guide.
6. Gently shake the cartridge
before installing it.
Running a Nozzle Check and Cleaning
Cycle
7. Hold the cartridge with the
arrow pointing toward the
printer. Then insert the
cartridge into the slot. Don’t force it in.
If your printed image is unexpectedly faint or dots are missing
from the printout, you should check the print head to see if
any nozzles are clogged.
You can check the print head and turn on the Auto Cleaning
feature at the same time, using your printer utility software.
This enables the printer to print a nozzle check pattern, read
it, and automatically run a cleaning cycle if necessary.
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the paper tray.
2. Do one of the following to access the printer utilities:
Mac OS® X: Open the Epson Printer Utility in your
Applications folder. Select SPro 4000, and click OK.
Mac OS 9.x: Select Print, then click the
in the print dialog box.
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utility button
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Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel.
Double-click Printers and Other Hardware, then
double-click Printers and Faxes. Right-click your
printer icon and select Printing Preferences. Click the
Utility tab.
Aligning the Print Head
Aligning the print head is the most important thing you can
do to ensure the best print quality. If banding appears on your
prints, if they look grainy or blurry, or you see misregistration
or “ghosting,” you need to align the print head.
Other versions of Windows: Click Start, point to
Settings, then select Printers. Right-click your printer
icon and select Properties (Windows 98 or Me),
Document Defaults (Windows NT), or Printing
Preferences (Windows 2000). Click the Utility tab.
Although you can align the print head using the printer utility
software, it’s best to align from the control panel. This will do
the most thorough job in the shortest time, and it’s all
automatic.
3. Click the Nozzle Check icon.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s a good idea to run a nozzle
check before aligning the print head (page 8). This ensures
that the print head alignment patterns print correctly.
4. Click Auto and follow the instructions on the screen.
The nozzle check pattern is printed and automatically read.
If the printer finds clogged nozzles, it runs a cleaning cycle.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control
panel:
Running a Power Cleaning Cycle
1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load paper. Epson
Enhanced Matte paper is recommended.
You can run a power cleaning cycle from the printer’s control
panel if the normal cleaning process is not sufficient to clear
the nozzles. However, the power cycle uses a larger quantity of
ink, so it is recommended only as a last resort.
2. Press the Menu
3. Press the button so you see HEAD ALIGNMENT, then
press Menu
. You see PAPER THKNS.
The cartridges need to be at least 50% full to use power
cleaning. You may need to replace a low cartridge to run the
cleaning cycle. If the waste ink tank is nearly full, you may
need to replace it. After running the cleaning cycle, you can
reinsert the old cartridge.
4. Press the Menu
button again so that *STD appears on
the display. This is the correct thickness setting for most
Epson papers, including Enhanced Matte paper.
5. Press the Menu
button to register the value, then press
the button to display PAPER THKNS again.
1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs
cleaning, as described above.
6. Press the
2. Make sure no paper is loaded and the red B ink light on the
printer’s LCD panel is not on or flashing.
3. Press the Menu
button.
button to display ALIGNMENT.
7. Press the Menu
button to display AUTO, then press
the Menu
button again. You see UNI-D (unidirectional). This is the type of alignment to start with.
button.
8. Press the Menu
process.
4. Press the button until you see MAINTENANCE, then
press Menu
.
button again to start the alignment
It takes about 7 minutes to run the automatic unidirectional head alignment. The printer’s white beam sensor
reads the alignment pattern and adjusts the printer
automatically. Make sure you don’t open the top cover or
turn off the printer during this process.
5. Press the button until you see PWR CLEANING, then
press Menu
to start the cleaning process.
6. Follow the instructions on the LCD panel to raise or lower
the ink levers.
7. When cleaning is finished and the Pause light stops
flashing, print the nozzle check again to confirm that the
head is clean.
9. When the uni-directional alignment is finished, press the
button until you see BI-D BLACK. Then press the Menu
button again to start the bi-directional black alignment
process, which is also completely automatic and takes about
7 minutes.
You may need to run the cleaning cycle several times to get
a clean nozzle check pattern. For effective cleaning, always
run a nozzle check between cycles.
10. When the bi-directional black alignment is finished, press
the button until you see BI-D ALL. Then press the
Menu
button again to start the alignment process.
Again, this process is completely automatic and takes about
7 minutes.
If the lines in the pattern are still missing dots after several
cleaning cycles, turn the printer off and leave it overnight,
then clean the print head again the following morning. If
you still see no improvement, contact Epson for assistance.
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11. When done, press the
alignment mode.
Pause button to exit the head
7. When REPLACE CUTTER is displayed on the LCD, hold
down the side pin as shown and turn the latch to the right.
If you want to verify or fine-tune the automatic alignment
process, you can perform a manual head alignment. See your
electronic Reference Guide for instructions.
Replacing the Cutter Blade
If you notice that your paper isn’t cut cleanly, the cutter blade
may need to be replaced. For a list of media that do not work
with the cutter, see the Printer Guide.
Make sure that the printer is on and the front cover is closed.
1. Press the Menu
.
2. Press until you see MAINTENANCE, then press
Menu
again. You see CUTTER REPL.
3. Press Menu
8. Release the side pin and carefully remove the cutter blade.
to display EXEC.
WARNING: The blade is sharp. Be careful when removing it.
again. The print head moves to the
4. Press Menu
replacement position. OPEN TOP COVER is displayed.
5. Open the top cover.
6.
9. Insert the new cutter as shown.
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10. Push down on the side pin while turning the latch to the
left.
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
When the maintenance tank is almost full, the message MNT
TK NEAR FULL appears on the LCD panel. When the tank
is completely full, the printer stops working and MNT TK
FULL appears on the panel.
You can check how much space remains in the maintenance
tank by viewing its indicator on the control panel, shown
below. You can also check its status using the SelecType menu
or by printing a nozzle check sheet (page 8).
Maintenance
tank indicator
(showing a
new tank)
11. Close the top cover when you see a message prompting you
to do so. The cutter moves to the home position.
Replacement tanks are available from
Epson (part number C12C890071).
Follow these steps to replace the tank:
1. Make sure the printer is not printing or performing any
other operations (READY or PAPER OUT should appear
on the control panel).
2. If you are using 220 ml ink cartridges, remove the four
cartridges from the right ink compartment, then close the
compartment cover.
3. Place your hand under the right ink compartment and
gently pull out the maintenance tank.
CAUTION: Be careful not to spill ink from the tank when
removing it. Hold it upright at all times.
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4. Place the used tank in the plastic bag included with the new
tank.
5. Insert the new tank.
6. If you removed any ink cartridges, replace them after
inserting the new maintenance tank.
Updating Driver and Firmware
To ensure that you have the most up-to-date firmware and
driver for your new printer, please visit
www.prographics.epson.com. Select Drivers & Support from
the left menu, then navigate to the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 to
see if there are any updates posted. Check back regularly to
maintain compatibility with existing and future applications.
When your printer is set up and READY appears on the LCD,
download and install the Printer Service Utility from
www.prographics.epson.com. Then run the Printer Service
Utility to check your printer’s firmware ROM version and
update it if necessary.
Related Documentation
CPD-17009
Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Printer Guide
CPD-17010
Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Quick
Reference Guide
CPD-17011
Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Start Here sheet
CPD-17136
Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Mastering
Your Printer Video Workshop CD-ROM
CPD-17012
Epson Stylus Pro 4000 CD-ROM with
electronic Reference Guide
CPD-18058
Important Information About Your Epson
Stylus Pro 4000
CPD-18059
Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Update
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