Epson AL-M200 Series User`s guide

User’s Guide
NPD4751-01 EN
AL-M200 Series
User’s Guide
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Preface
Copyright and Trademarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using This Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Product Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Chapter 1 Specifications
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Main Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Front View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rear View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Operator Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Printing the Panel Settings Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The Operator Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The Printer Setting Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Power Saver Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Power Off Mode (for users in Euro, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Exiting the Power Saver Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Exiting the Power Off Mode (for users in Euro, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia only). . . . . . 20
Chapter 3 Printer Management Software
Print Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
EpsonNet Config. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Creating an Administrative Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Status Monitor (Windows Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Launcher (Windows Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Chapter 4 Printer Connection and Software Installation
Overview of Network Setup and Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting Your Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting Printer to a Computer or a Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Setting the IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
TCP/IP and IP Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Automatically Setting the Printer’s IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Dynamic Methods of Setting the Printer’s IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Assigning an IP Address (for IPv4 Mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Verifying the IP Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Printing and Checking the System Settings Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the PCL print driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Using Epson Universal P6 Printer Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Using the XML Paper Specification Print Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Mac OS X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Configuring Wireless Settings on the Operator Panel (AL-M200DW only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Linux (CUPS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Installing Print Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Specifying the Queue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Specifying the Default Queue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Specifying Printing Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Setting the Password for Authority as the Printer Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Uninstalling Print Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Chapter 5 Printing Basics
About Print Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Print Media Usage Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Print Media That Can Damage Your Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Print Media Storage Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Supported Print Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Usable Print Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Loading Print Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Print Media Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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Using the Output Tray Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Setting Paper Sizes and Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Setting Paper Sizes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Setting Paper Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Printing from the Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Canceling a Print Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Duplex Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Selecting Printing Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Printing Custom Size Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Checking Status of a Print Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Printing a Report Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Printer Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Printing with the Web Services on Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Adding Roles of Print Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Printer Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Chapter 6 Using the Operator Panel Menus
Understanding the Operator Panel Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Report / List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Meter Readings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Admin Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Tray Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Panel Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Panel Lock Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Enabling the Panel Lock Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Disabling the Panel Lock Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Changing the Power Saver Mode Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Resetting to Factory Defaults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Chapter 7 Troubleshooting
Clearing Jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Avoiding Jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Identifying the Location of Paper Jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Clearing Paper Jams From the Front of the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Clearing Paper Jams From the Rear of the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
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Clearing Paper Jams From the Center Output Tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Jam Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Basic Printer Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Display Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Printing Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Print Quality Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
The Output Is Too Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Toner Smears or Print Comes Off/Stain on Back Side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Random Spots/Blurred Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
The Entire Output Is Blank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Streaks Appear on the Output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Mottle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Ghosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Fog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Bead-Carry-Out (BCO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Auger Mark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Wrinkled/Stained Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
The Top Margin Is Incorrect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Protrudent/Bumpy Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Other Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Understanding Printer Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Contacting Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Getting Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
LCD Panel Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Status Monitor Alerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Enabling the Non Genuine Toner Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Using the Operator Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Using the Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Chapter 8 Maintenance
Replacing the Toner Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
When to Replace the Toner Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Removing the Toner Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Installing a Toner Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Ordering Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Consumables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
When to Order a Toner Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Recycling Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
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Storing Consumables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Managing the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Checking or Managing the Printer with EpsonNet Config. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Checking Printer Status with Status Monitor (Windows Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Checking Printer Status Through E-mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Conserving Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Checking Page Counts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Moving the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Appendix A Where To Get Help
Contacting Epson Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Before Contacting Epson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Help for Users in Europe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Help for Users in Taiwan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Help for Users in Singapore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Help for Users in Thailand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Help for Users in Vietnam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Help for Users in Indonesia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Help for Users in Hong Kong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Help for Users in Malaysia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Help for Users in the Philippines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
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Using This Guide
Conventions
1. In this guide, personal computers and workstations are collectively called “computers”.
2. The following terms are used throughout this guide:
Important:
Important information that must be read and followed.
Note:
Additional information that merits emphasis.
See Also:
References within this guide.
3. Orientation of documents or paper is described in this guide as follows:
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, Long Edge Feed (LEF): Loading the document or paper in the landscape orientation.
, Short Edge Feed (SEF): Loading the document or paper in the portrait orientation.
LEF Orientation
SEF Orientation
* Paper feed direction
4. The screen shots and illustrations in this guide are those of the AL-M200DW unless otherwise
specified. Some of the items in the screen shots and illustrations may not be displayed or available
depending on your printer model.
5. Some features are not available on some models.
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Product Features
Features
This section describes the product features and indicates their links.
Duplex Print
Multiple Up Print
When you have multiple pages to print, you can With the Multiple Up print feature of the
use the duplex feature of the computer to print printer, you can print multiple pages on a single
sheet of paper to save paper consumption.
on either side of paper to save paper
consumption.
For more information, see the print driver’s
For more information, see “Duplex Printing” on help.
page 124.
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Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
Print media loaded in the PSI is given
precedence over the media in the paper tray.
Using the PSI, you can print on print media of
another type or size preferentially over the
regular media in the paper tray.
For more information, see “Loading Print
Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on
page 115.
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Wireless Print (AL-M200DW only)
With the wireless LAN feature of the printer,
you can place your printer at any location and
print from a computer without cabling.
For more information, see “Configuring
Wireless Network Settings (AL-M200DW
only)” on page 40.
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Chapter 1
Specifications
Specifications
This chapter lists the main specifications of the printer. Note that the specifications of the product may
change without prior notice.
Items
Description
Type
Desktop
Printing Method
LED Xerography
Important:
LED + LED electrophotographic system
Fusing System
Thermal fusing system using a belt
Continuous Print Speed*1
A4
: When plain paper is fed from the paper tray
1 Sided*2: 30 sheets/min
Important:
*1 Print speed may decrease due to factors such as paper type, paper size, and
printing conditions.
*2 When continuously printing a single document of A4
Resolution
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Standard: 600 × 600 dpi
High Resolution: 1200 × 1200 dpi*
* When printing in high resolution mode, printing speed may be reduced due
to image quality adjustment. Printing speed may also be reduced depending
on documents.
Tone
256 tones
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Items
Description
Paper Size
Paper tray:
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A4, B5, A5, Letter (8.5 × 11"), Executive (7.25 × 10.5"), Folio (8.5 × 13"), Legal (8.5 ×
14"), Statement, Com-10, Monarch, DL, C5, Yougata 2/3, Yougata 4/6, Nagagata
3/4, Younaga 3, Kakugata 3, Postcard (100 × 148 mm), W-Postcard (148 × 200
mm), Custom Paper (Width: 76.2 - 215.9 mm, Length: 127 - 355.6 mm)
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI):
A4, B5, A5, Letter (8.5 × 11"), Executive (7.25 × 10.5"), Folio (8.5 × 13"), Legal (8.5 ×
14"), Statement, Com-10, DL, C5, Yougata 4, Younaga 3, Nagagata 3, Kakugata
3, Custom Paper (Width: 76.2 - 215.9 mm, Length: 210 - 355.6 mm)
Image loss: 4.1 mm from the top, bottom, left, and right edges
Paper Type
Paper tray:
Plain (60 - 105 gsm), Lightweight Cardstock (106 - 163 gsm), Labels, Envelope,
Recycled, Postcard JPN
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI):
Plain (60 - 105 gsm), Lightweight Cardstock (106 - 163 gsm), Labels, Envelope,
Recycled
Important:
❏
Use only the recommended paper. Using paper other than that
recommended for the printer can cause printing problems. For more
information, see “Print Media That Can Damage Your Printer” on
page 101.
❏
Note that poor printing quality due to paper-related printing problems
can occur when using the printer in an environment that is dry, cold, or
very humid.
❏
Printing over the printed side or on the reverse side of paper that already
has been printed on can result in poor print quality.
❏
When printing on envelopes, use envelopes that do not have adhesive
applied.
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The type of paper being used and environmental conditions can affect
printing quality. Because of this, it is recommended that you test print and
confirm proper print quality before using the printer.
Paper Weight
60 - 163 gsm
Paper Capacity
Standard:
Paper tray: 250 sheets
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI): 10 sheets
Output Tray Capacity
Standard: approximately 125 sheets (face down)
2-sided Printing Feature
Standard
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Items
Description
CPU
4305/300 MHz
Memory Capacity
Standard: 128 MB (Onboard)
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Important:
The above memory capacity does not guarantee print quality depending on
the type and content of print data.
Hard Disk
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Page Description Language
Standard: PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript Level3 Compatible, PDF, TIFF, JPEG
Supported OS*1
Windows XP, Windows XP x64 Edition, Windows Vista , Windows Vista
x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition,
Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition, Windows
Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64 Edition, Mac
OS *2, Linux OS *3
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*1 For the latest information about the supported operating systems, contact
our Customer Support Center or your dealer.
*2 Mac OS
® X 10.5.8 - 10.6, 10.7 are supported.
*3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6 Desktop (x86), SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
10/11 (x86), and Ubuntu 8/10 (x86) are supported.
Interface
Standard: USB 1.1/2.0 (Hi-Speed), Ethernet (10Base-T, 100Base-TX),
IEEE802.11b/g (AL-M200DW only)
Power
AC 110 - 127 V ± 10%; 9 A; both 50/60 Hz
AC 220 - 240 V ± 10%; 5 A; both 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
In Sleep mode: 3.8 W or less
Average:
During standby: 50 W,
During continuous printing: 450 W
Important:
Low Power mode: 8 W average
Dimensions
385 (W) × 355.6 (D)* × 225 (H) mm
Important:
* Measured when the paper tray is inserted.
Weight
6.8 kg (including consumables)
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Items
Description
Usage Environment
Temperature: 10 - 32 ˚C; Humidity: 10 - 85% (except malfunctions due to dew
condensation)
Non-Use: Temperature: -20 - 40 ˚C; Humidity: 5 - 85% (except malfunctions due
to dew condensation)
Important:
Until the conditions (temperature and humidity) inside the printer become
acclimated to the installation environment, certain qualities of the paper can
cause poor printing.
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Chapter 2
Basic Operation
Main Components
This section provides an overview of your printer.
Front View
1
Front Cover
2
Output Tray Extension
3
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
4
Center Output Tray
5
Operator Panel
6
Power Switch
7
Toner Cartridge
8
Paper Tray Cover
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Paper Tray
10
Paper Width Guides
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Toner Access Cover
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Rear View
1
USB Port
2
Rear Cover Handle
3
Levers
4
Ethernet Port
5
Power Connector
6
Rear Cover
7
Paper Chute
8
Transfer Roller
9
Registration Roller
10
OPC Drum
Operator Panel
The operator panel has a 2-line liquid crystal display (LCD), buttons, and LEDs.
1.
(Energy Saver) Button/LED
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❏ Lights up in the Sleep mode. Press this button to exit the Sleep mode.
2.
Buttons
❏ Scrolls through menus or items in the Menu mode. To enter numbers or passwords, press
these buttons.
3.
Buttons
❏ Selects submenus or setting values in the Menu mode.
4.
(Cancel Job) Button
❏ Cancels the current print job.
5.
(Error) LED
❏ Lights up when the printer has a error.
6.
(Ready) LED
❏ Lights up when the printer is ready.
7.
(Back) Button
❏ Switches to the print mode from the top menu of the Menu mode.
❏ Returns to the upper hierarchy of the menu from the submenu of the Menu mode.
8.
Button
❏ Displays the selected menu or item and determines the selected value in the Menu mode.
9. LCD Panel
❏ Displays various settings, instructions, and error messages.
10.
(Menu) Button
❏ Moves to the top menu.
Printing the Panel Settings Page
The Panel Settings page shows current settings on the operator panel menus.
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The Operator Panel
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Report / List, and then press the
3. Select Panel Settings, and then press the
button.
button.
The Panel Settings page is printed.
The Printer Setting Utility
The following procedure uses Microsoft Windows 7 as an example.
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Printer Setting Utility.
Note:
The window to select a printer appears in this step when multiple print drivers are installed on your
computer. In this case, click the name of the desired printer listed in Printer Name.
The Printer Setting Utility starts.
2. Click the Printer Settings Report tab.
3. Select Reports from the list at the left side of the page.
The Reports page is displayed.
4. Click the Panel Settings button.
The Panel Settings page is printed.
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Power Saver Mode
The printer has a power saving feature that reduces power consumption during periods of inactivity
and operates in two modes: Low Power and Sleep. In Low Power mode, only the LCD panel goes blank.
In Sleep mode, all LEDs, except for the (Energy Saver) LED, on the operator panel go out and the
LCD panel goes blank. When the printer is in Sleep mode, it consumes less power than in Low Power
mode.
By default, the printer enters Low Power mode in one minute of inactivity after completion of the last
print job, and then enters Sleep mode in another six minutes of inactivity. You can change these
default settings in the following ranges:
Low Power mode: 1 to 45 minutes
Sleep mode: 6 to 11 minutes
See Also:
“Changing the Power Saver Mode Settings” on page 172
Power Off Mode (for users in Euro, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia only)
This printer has an advanced power saving feature "Power Off mode" that helps you reduce power
consumption more than the Low Power mode and Sleep mode. The printer switches to the Power Off
mode after 480 minutes in the Sleep mode and automatically turns off. The factory default setting of
480 minutes can be changed within the following ranges:
Power Off mode: 120 to 480 minutes
See Also:
“Changing the Power Saver Mode Settings” on page 172
Exiting the Power Saver Mode
The printer automatically exits the power saver mode when it receives a print job from a computer.
Alternatively, you can manually bring it back to the ready-to-print state by pressing the (Energy
Saver) button. Whether the printer is in Low Power or Sleep mode, it will take about 25 seconds for
the printer to resume the ready-to-print state.
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Note:
❏ In Low Power mode, opening and closing the rear cover will bring the printer back to the
ready-to-print state.
❏ When the printer is in Sleep mode, all buttons on the operator panel except for the (Energy Saver)
button do not function. To use the buttons on the operator panel, press the (Energy Saver) button
to exit the power saver mode.
See Also:
“Changing the Power Saver Mode Settings” on page 172
Exiting the Power Off Mode (for users in Euro, the Middle East, Africa, and
Russia only)
Turn on the power switch to exit the Power Off mode.
See Also:
“Changing the Power Saver Mode Settings” on page 172
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Chapter 3
Printer Management Software
Print Drivers
To access all of your printer’s features, install print drivers from the Software Disc. A printer driver
enables communications between your computer and printer and provides access to your printer
features.
See Also:
❏ “Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Windows” on page 35
❏ “Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Mac OS X” on page 83
EpsonNet Config
This section provides information on EpsonNet Config.
EpsonNet Config is a hyper text transfer protocol (HTTP)-based web page service that is accessed
through your web browser.
Using EpsonNet Config, you can confirm the printer status, and change the printer configuration
options easily. Anyone on your network can access the printer using EpsonNet Config. In
administrative mode, you can change the configuration of the printer and manage your printer
settings without leaving your computer.
Note:
❏ Users who are not given passwords by the administrator can still view the configuration settings in
user mode. They will not be able to save or apply any changes to the current configuration and
settings.
❏ For details on the menu items of EpsonNet Config, refer to the Help on EpsonNet Config.
Creating an Administrative Password
1. Launch your web browser.
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2. Enter the IP address of the printer in the address bar, and then press the Enter key.
3. Click the Properties tab.
4. In the left navigation panel, scroll down to Security and select Administrator Settings.
5. Select Enabled for Administrator Mode.
6. In the Administrator Login ID field, enter a name for the administrator.
Note:
❏ The default ID and password are both blank.
7. In the Administrator Password and Re-enter Password fields, enter a password for the
administrator.
8. In the Maximum Login Attempts field, enter the number of login attempts allowed.
9. Click Apply.
Your new password has been set and anyone with the administrator name and password can log in
and change the printer configuration and settings.
Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only)
The Printer Setting Utility allows you to view or specify the system settings. You can also diagnose the
system settings with the Printer Setting Utility.
The Printer Setting Utility consists of the Printer Settings Report, Printer Maintenance, and
Diagnosis tabs.
The Printer Setting Utility is installed along with print drivers.
Note:
The Password dialog box appears the first time you attempt to change settings on Printer Setting Utility
when the Panel Lock feature is enabled on the printer. In this case, enter the password you specified, and
click OK to apply the settings.
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Status Monitor (Windows Only)
You can check the printer status with Status Monitor. Double-click the Status Monitor printer icon on
the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen. The Printer Selection window appears, which displays
the printer name, printer connection port, printer status, and model name. Check the column Status
to know the current status of your printer.
Settings button: Displays the Settings window and allows you to modify the Status Monitor settings.
Click the name of the desired printer listed on the Printer Selection window. The Printer Status
window appears.
The Printer Status window alerts you when there is a warning or when an error occurs, for example,
when a paper jam occurs or toner is running low.
By default, the Printer Status window appears automatically when an error occurs. You can specify
the conditions for starting the Printer Status window in Printer Status Window Properties.
To change the pop-up settings for the Printer Status window:
1. Right-click the Status Monitor printer icon on the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen.
2. Select Printer Status Window Properties.
The Printer Status Window Properties window appears.
3. Select the type of the pop-up and then click OK.
You can also check the toner level of your printer and the job information on the Printer Status
window.
Status Monitor is installed along with print drivers.
Launcher (Windows Only)
Using the Launcher-Btype window, you can open the Status Window and Printer Setting
Utility.
To use the Launcher, select to install the Launcher when you install print drivers.
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The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
To start the Launcher:
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Launcher.
The Launcher-Btype window appears.
2. The Launcher-Btype window provides two buttons: Status Window and Printer Setting
Utility.
To exit, click the X button at the top-right of the window.
For more information, click the Help button/icon of each application.
Status Window
Opens the Printer Status window.
See Also:
“Status Monitor (Windows Only)” on page 23
Printer Setting Utility
Starts the Printer Setting Utility.
See Also:
“Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only)” on page 22
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Chapter 4
Printer Connection and Software Installation
Overview of Network Setup and Configuration
To set up and configure the network:
1. Connect the printer to the network using the recommended hardware and cables.
2. Turn on the printer and the computer.
3. Print the System Settings page and keep it for referencing network settings.
4. Install the driver software on the computer from the Software Disc. For information on driver
installation, see the section in this chapter for the specific operating system you are using.
5. Configure the printer’s TCP/IP address, which is required to identify the printer on the network.
❏ Microsoft Windows operating systems: Run the installer on the Software Disc to
automatically set the printer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address if you connect the printer to an
established TCP/IP network. You can also manually set the printer’s IP address on the
operator panel.
❏ Mac OS X and Linux systems: Manually set the printer’s TCP/IP address on the operator
panel. To use a wireless connection (AL-M200DW only), also configure wireless network
settings on the operator panel.
6. Print the System Settings page to verify the new settings.
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
See Also:
“Printing the System Settings Page” on page 137
Connecting Your Printer
The interface cables of your printer must meet the following requirements:
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Ethernet
10 Base-T/100 Base-TX compatible
USB
USB 2.0 compatible
Wireless (AL-M200DW only)
IEEE 802.11b/802.11g
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USB Port
2
Ethernet Port
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Connecting Printer to a Computer or a Network
Connect your printer via a USB, Ethernet, or wireless (AL-M200DW only) connection. Hardware and
cabling requirements vary for the different connection methods. Ethernet cables and hardware are not
supplied with your printer and must be purchased separately.
The available features for each connection type are shown in the following table.
Connection Type
Available Features
USB
When connected via USB you can:
Ethernet
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Instruct print jobs from a computer.
❏
Use Status Monitor to check the printer status.
When connected via Ethernet you can:
❏
Instruct print jobs from a computer on the network.
❏
Use Status Monitor to check the printer status.
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Available Features
Wireless (AL-M200DW only)
When connected via wireless you can:
❏
Instruct print jobs from a computer on the network.
❏
Use Status Monitor to check the printer status.
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USB Connection
If your printer is connected to a network instead of your computer, skip this section and go to
“Network Connection” on page 27.
To connect the printer to a computer:
1. Connect the smaller end of the supplied USB cable to the USB port on the rear of the printer, and
the other end to a USB port on the computer.
* USB port
Note:
Do not connect the printer USB cable to the USB connector available on the keyboard.
Network Connection
To connect the printer to an Ethernet network:
1. Ensure that the printer, computer and any other connected devices have been turned off and all
cables have been disconnected.
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2. Twist the Ethernet cable around the ferrite core shipped with the printer as shown in the figure,
and then close the ferrite core.
1
Ferrite core
2
Connector to be plugged into the Ethernet port of the printer
3
Approx. 7 cm
Important:
Do not twist the Ethernet cable too tightly as it may break the cable.
3. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the rear of the printer, and the other
end to a LAN drop or hub.
* Ethernet port
Note:
Do not connect the Ethernet cable when you intend to use the wireless network feature of the
AL-M200DW model.
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See Also:
“Configuring Wireless Network Settings (AL-M200DW only)” on page 40
Setting the IP Address
TCP/IP and IP Addresses
If your computer is on a large network, contact your network administrator for the appropriate TCP/
IP addresses and additional system settings information.
If you are creating your own small Local Area Network or connecting the printer directly to your
computer using Ethernet, follow the procedure for automatically setting the printer’s IP address.
Computers and printers primarily use TCP/IP protocols to communicate over an Ethernet network.
With TCP/IP protocols, each printer and computer must have a unique IP address. It is important that
the addresses are similar, but not the same; only the last digit needs to be different. For example, your
printer can have the address 192.168.1.2 while your computer has the address 192.168.1.3. Another
device can have the address 192.168.1.4.
Many networks have a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. A DHCP server
automatically programs an IP address into every computer and printer on the network that is
configured to use DHCP. A DHCP server is built into most cable and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
routers. If you use a cable or DSL router, see your router’s documentation for information on IP
addressing.
Automatically Setting the Printer’s IP Address
If the printer is connected to a small established TCP/IP network without a DHCP server, use the
installer on the Software Disc to detect or assign an IP address to your printer. For further instructions,
insert the Software Disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive. After the Installer starts, follow the
prompts for installation.
Note:
For the automatic installer to function, the printer must be connected to an established TCP/IP network.
Dynamic Methods of Setting the Printer’s IP Address
There are two protocols available for dynamically setting the printer’s IP address:
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❏ DHCP
❏ DHCP/Auto IP (enabled by default)
You can turn on/off either protocol using the operator panel, or use EpsonNet Config to turn on/off
the DHCP protocol.
Note:
You can print a report that includes the printer’s IP address. On the operator panel, press the (Menu)
button, select Report / List, press the
button, select System Settings, and then press the
button. The IP address is listed on the System Settings page.
Using the Operator Panel
To turn on/off either the DHCP or the AutoIP protocol:
(Menu) button.
1. On the operator panel, press the
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
3. Select Network, and then press the
4. Select TCP/IP, and then press the
5. Select IPv4, and then press the
button.
button.
button.
button.
6. Select Get IP Address, and then press the
button.
7. Select DHCP/AutoIP or DHCP, and then press the
button.
Using EpsonNet Config
To turn on/off the DHCP protocol:
1. Launch your web browser.
2. Enter the IP address of the printer in the address bar, and then press the Enter key.
EpsonNet Config appear on your browser.
3. Select Properties.
4. Select TCP/IP from the Protocol Settings folder on the left navigation panel.
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5. In the IP Address Mode field, select the DHCP/AutoIP option.
6. Click the Apply button.
Assigning an IP Address (for IPv4 Mode)
Note:
❏ When you assign an IP address manually in IPv6 mode, use EpsonNet Config. To display EpsonNet
Config, use the link local address. To check a link local address, see “Printing and Checking the
System Settings Page” on page 34.
❏ Assigning an IP address is considered as an advanced function and is normally done by a system
administrator.
❏ Depending on the address class, the range of the IP address assigned may be different. On Class A, for
example, an IP address in the range from 0.0.0.0 to 127.255.255.255 will be assigned. For
assignment of IP addresses, contact your system administrator.
You can assign the IP address by using the operator panel or the Printer Setting Utility.
Using the Operator Panel
1. Turn on the printer.
Ensure that the LCD panel shows Ready to Print.
2. On the operator panel, press the
(Menu) button.
3. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
4. Select Network, and then press the
5. Select TCP/IP, and then press the
6. Select IPv4, and then press the
button.
button.
button.
button.
7. Select Get IP Address, and then press the
8. Select Panel, and then press the
9. Press the
button.
button.
(Back) button, and then ensure that Get IP Address is selected.
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10. Select IP Address, and then press the
button.
11. Enter the value of the IP address using the
12. Press the
or
button.
button.
13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 to enter all of the digits in the IP address, and then press the
14. Press the
button.
16. Enter the value of the IP address using the
or
button.
button.
18. Repeat steps 16 and 17 to set subnet mask, and then press the
19. Press the
button.
(Back) button, and then ensure that Subnet Mask is selected.
20. Select Gateway Address, and then press the
21. Enter the value of the IP address using the
22. Press the
button.
(Back) button, and then ensure that IP Address is selected.
15. Select Subnet Mask, and then press the
17. Press the
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button.
or
button.
button.
23. Repeat steps 21 and 22 to set gateway address, and then press the
button.
24. Turn off and turn on the printer.
See Also:
“Operator Panel” on page 16
Using the Printer Setting Utility
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
Note:
When you use IPv6 mode for network printing, you cannot use the Printer Setting Utility to assign an IP
address.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Printer Setting Utility.
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Note:
The window to select a printer appears in this step when multiple print drivers are installed on your
computer. In this case, click the name of the desired printer listed in Printer Name.
The Printer Setting Utility starts.
2. Click the Printer Maintenance tab.
3. Select TCP/IP Settings from the list at the left side of the page.
The TCP/IP Settings page is displayed.
4. Select Panel from IP Address Mode, and then enter the values in IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway Address.
5. Click the Restart printer to apply new settings button to take effect.
The IP address is assigned to your printer. To verify the setting, display the web browser on any
computer connected to the network and enter the IP address into the address bar on the browser. If the
IP address is set up correctly, EpsonNet Config appears on your browser.
You can also assign the IP address to the printer when installing the print drivers with installer. When
you use the network installation feature, and the Get IP Address is set to DHCP or DHCP/AutoIP on
the operator panel menus, you can set the IP address from 0.0.0.0 to the desired IP address on the
printer selection window.
Verifying the IP Settings
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Print the System Settings page.
2. Look under the IPv4 heading on the System Settings page to ensure that the IP address, subnet
mask, and gateway address are appropriate.
To verify if the printer is active on the network, run the ping command in your computer:
1. Click Start, and select Search programs and files.
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2. Enter cmd, and then press the Enter key.
A black window appears.
3. Enter ping xx.xx.xx.xx (where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of your printer), and then press the
Enter key.
4. Reply from the IP address denotes printer is active on the network.
See Also:
“Printing and Checking the System Settings Page” on page 34
Printing and Checking the System Settings Page
Print the System Settings page and check your printer's IP address.
Using the Operator Panel
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Report / List, and then press the
3. Select System Settings, and then press the
button.
button.
The System Settings page is printed.
4. Confirm the IP address next to IP Address under Wired Network (AL-M200DN) or Wired
Network/Wireless Network (AL-M200DW) on the System Settings page. If the IP address is
0.0.0.0, wait for a few minutes to resolve the IP address automatically, and then print the System
Settings page again.
If the IP address is not resolved automatically, see “Assigning an IP Address (for IPv4 Mode)” on
page 31.
Using the Printer Setting Utility
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
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Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Printer Setting Utility.
Note:
The window to select a printer appears in this step when multiple print drivers are installed on your
computer. In this case, click the name of the desired printer listed in Printer Name.
The Printer Setting Utility starts.
2. Click the Printer Settings Report tab.
3. Select Reports from the list at the left side of the page.
The Reports page appears.
4. Click the System Settings button.
The System Settings page is printed.
If the IP address is 0.0.0.0 (the factory default) or 169.254.xx.xx, an IP address has not been
assigned.
See Also:
“Assigning an IP Address (for IPv4 Mode)” on page 31
Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Windows
You can use four types of print drivers on your printer:
❏ PCL print driver
See “Using the PCL print driver” on page 36.
❏ PCL compatible Universal P6 print driver
See “Using Epson Universal P6 Printer Driver” on page 81.
❏ PostScript Level3 Compatible print driver
See PostScript Level3 Compatible User's Guide .
❏ XML Paper Specification print driver
See “Using the XML Paper Specification Print Driver” on page 83 .
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Using the PCL print driver
Identifying Print Driver Pre-install Status (for Network Connection Setup)
Before installing print drivers on your computer, print the System Settings page to check the IP
address of your printer.
Using the Operator Panel
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Report / List, and then press the
3. Select System Settings, and then press the
button.
button.
The System Settings page is printed.
4. Find the IP address under Wired Network (AL-M200DN) or Wired Network/Wireless
Network (AL-M200DW) on the System Settings page.
If the IP address is 0.0.0.0, wait for a few minutes to resolve the IP address automatically, and then
print the System Settings page again.
If the IP address is not resolved automatically, see “Assigning an IP Address (for IPv4 Mode)” on
page 31.
Using the Printer Setting Utility
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Printer Setting Utility.
Note:
The window to select a printer appears in this step when multiple print drivers are installed on your
computer. In this case, click the name of the desired printer listed in Printer Name.
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The Printer Setting Utility starts.
2. Click the Printer Settings Report tab.
3. Select TCP/IP Settings from the list on the left side of the page.
The TCP/IP Settings page is displayed.
If the IP address shows 0.0.0.0 (the factory default) or 169.254.xx.xx, an IP address has not been
assigned. To assign one for your printer, see “Assigning an IP Address (for IPv4 Mode)” on
page 31.
Disabling the Firewall Before Installing Printer Drivers
If you are running one of the following operating systems, you must disable the firewall before
installing print drivers:
❏ Windows 7
❏ Windows Vista
❏ Windows Server 2008 R2
❏ Windows Server 2008
❏ Windows XP
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
1. Click Start — Help and Support.
Note:
For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 operating
systems, if you use Online Help, switch to Offline Help on Windows Help and Support window.
2. In the Search Help box, enter firewall and then press the Enter key.
In the list, click Turn Windows Firewall on or off and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Enable the firewall after the installation of the printer software is complete.
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Inserting the Software Disc
1. Insert the Software Disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive. When the AutoPlay window
appears, click Run setup.exe to start Install Navi.
Note:
If the CD does not automatically start or the AutoPlay window does not appear, click Start (start
for Windows XP) — Computer — D:\setup.exe (where D is the drive letter of your CD), and then
click OK.
USB Connection Setup
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
1. Connect your computer and printer with a USB cable.
2. Turn on the printer.
3. Click Easy Install.
The SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT appears.
4. If you agree to the terms of the SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT, select Agree and then click
Next.
Easy Install Navi launches.
5. Click Installing Drivers and Software.
6. Select Personal Installation, and then click Next.
7. Select whether to restart your computer and click Finish to exit the wizard.
USB Printing
A personal printer is a printer connected to your computer or a print server using a USB. If your
printer is connected to a network and not to your computer, see “Network Connection Setup” on
page 39.
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Network Connection Setup
Note:
❏ To use your printer in a Linux environment, you need to install print drivers for the Linux operating
systems. For details on how to install and use the drivers, see also “Installing Print Drivers on
Computers Running Linux (CUPS)” on page 89.
❏ When using a CD drive in a Linux environment, you need to mount the drive to your system
environment. The command strings are mount/media/CD-ROM.
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
1. Click Easy Install.
The SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT appears.
2. If you agree to the terms of the SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT, select Agree and then click
Next.
Easy Install Navi launches.
3. Click Installing Drivers and Software.
4. Select Network Installation, and then click Next.
5. Select the printer you want to install from the printer list, and then click Next. If the target printer
is not displayed on the list, click Refresh to refresh the list or click Add Printer to add a printer to
the list manually. You may specify the IP address and port name at this point.
If you have installed this printer on the server computer, select I am setting up this printer on a
server check box.
Note:
If the installer displays 0.0.0.0 when you intend to use the AutoIP feature, you must enter a valid IP
address to continue.
6. Specify the printer settings, and then click Next.
a Enter the printer name.
b If you want other users on the network to access this printer, select Share this printer with
other computers on the network, and then enter a share name that users can identify.
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c If you want to set a printer as the default for printing, select the Set this printer as default
for printing check box.
7. Select the software and documentation you want to install, and then click Install. You can specify
folders in which to install the software and documentation. To change the folders, click
Browse.
8. Click Finish to exit the wizard.
Configuring Wireless Network Settings (AL-M200DW only)
You can configure wireless network settings with Easy Install Navi.
Important:
❏ Be sure to obtain the SSID and security information from a system administrator in advance when
you use a communications standard other than WPS to configure wireless network settings.
❏ Ensure that the Ethernet cable has been disconnected from the printer before you configure the
wireless network settings.
The wireless network specifications are described below:
Item
Specification
Connectivity
Wireless
Connectivity Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g compliant
Bandwidth
2.4 GHz
Data Transfer Rate
IEEE 802.11b mode: 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g mode: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
Security
64 (40-bit key)/ 128 (104- bit key) WEP, WPA- PSK (TKIP, AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
(IEEE802.1x attestation function of WPA 1x non-corresponds)
Certifications
Wi-Fi, WPA2.0 (Personal)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Push Button Configuration (PBC), Personal Identification Number (PIN)
You can select a method to configure wireless network settings from the following:
Wizard Setup Through USB Connection
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Ethernet connection
Operator Panel
EpsonNet Config
WPS-PIN*1
WPS-PBC*2
*1 WPS-PIN (Wi-Fi
®
Protected Setup-Personal Identification Number) is a method to authenticate and register devices
required for wireless configuration, by entering PIN code in the printer and computer. This setting, performed through
access point, is available only when the access points of your wireless router supports WPS.
*2 WPS-PBC (Wi-Fi Protected Setup-Push Button Configuration) is a method to authenticate and register devices required for
wireless configuration, by pressing the button provided on the access point via wireless routers, and then performing
WPS-PBC setting on the operator panel. This setting is available only when the access point supports WPS.
Using Wizard Setup to Configure Wireless Network Settings
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
1. Insert the Software Disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive. When the AutoPlay window
appears, click Run setup.exe to start Install Navi.
2. Click Easy Install.
The SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT appears.
3. If you agree to the terms of the SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT, select Agree and then click
Next.
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Easy Install Navi launches.
4. Click Start Setup.
5. Click Connect Your Printer.
The connection type selection screen appears.
6. Select Wireless Connection, and then click Next.
The setting method selection screen appears.
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7. Ensure that Wizard is selected, and then click Next.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect the USB cable and perform other setup until the
Printer Setup Utility screen appears.
9. Select either of the following:
❏ Click the Select from the found Access Points radio button and select the SSID.
❏ Click the Input the SSID directly radio button and enter the SSID in the SSID box.
Note:
The five access points with the strongest radio signal are displayed in order. Access points with weak
signals may not be displayed.
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10. Click Next.
11. Select Type of wireless network.
12. Configure the security setting, and then click Next.
The IP Address Settings screen appears.
13. Select IP Mode depending on your network scheme.
When IPv4 is selected, configure the following:
a Select Type.
b If you have selected Use Manual Address from Type, enter the following items:
❏
IP Address of your printer
❏
Subnet Mask
❏
Gateway Address
When Dual Stack is selected, configure the following:
a Configure IPv4 Settings.
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b If you have selected the Use Manual Address check box under IPv6 Settings, enter the
following items:
❏
IP Address of your printer
❏
Gateway Address
14. Click Next.
The Confirm the settings screen appears.
15. Ensure that the wireless network settings are displayed, and then click Apply.
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A confirmation window appears.
16. Click Yes.
17. Wait a few minutes until the printer restarts to establish a wireless network connection and the
Configuration Complete screen appears.
18. Click Print Printer Setting.
19. Confirm that "Link Quality" is shown as "Good", "Acceptable", or "Low" on the report.
Note:
When "Link Quality" is shown as "No Reception", check if the wireless network settings are correctly
configured. To reconfigure the wireless network settings, click Next on the Configuration
Complete screen and then click Return.
20. Click Next.
21. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Check Setup screen appears.
22. Confirm there are no errors displayed on the LCD panel, and then click Start Installation.
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If you see any errors, click Trouble Shooting Guide and follow the instruction.
23. Check if the printer to be installed is listed in the Select Printer screen, and then click Next.
Note:
If the printer to be installed is not listed in the Select Printer screen, try either of the following steps:
❏ Click Refresh to update the information.
❏ Click Add Printer, and then enter the details of the printer manually.
24. Select the required items on the Enter Printer Settings screen, and then click Next.
25. Select the software to be installed, and then click Install.
26. Click Finish to exit this tool.
The wireless configuration is complete.
Using Advanced Setup to Configure Wireless Network Settings
To use the Advanced setup, display the Configure Wireless Settings screen.
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
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Displaying the Configure Wireless Settings Screen
1. Insert the Software Disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive. When the AutoPlay window
appears, click Run setup.exe to start Install Navi.
2. Click Easy Install.
The SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT appears.
3. If you agree to the terms of the SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT, select Agree and then click
Next.
Easy Install Navi launches.
4. Click Start Setup.
5. Click Connect Your Printer.
6. Select Wireless Connection, and then click Next.
The setting method selection screen appears.
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7. Select Advanced.
Select a connection method from the following
❏ “Ethernet Cable” on page 49
❏ “WPS-PIN” on page 54
❏ “WPS-PBC” on page 55
❏ “Operator Panel” on page 57
❏ “EpsonNet Config” on page 58
Ethernet Cable
1. Select Ethernet Cable, and then click Next.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then click Next.
The Printer Setup Utility screen appears.
3. Select the printer to be configured in the Select Printer screen, and then click Next.
Note:
If the printer to be configured is not listed in the Select Printer screen, try the following steps:
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❏ Click Refresh to update the information.
❏ Click Enter IP Address, and then enter the IP address of your printer.
4. Enter the SSID.
5. Select Type of wireless network.
6. Configure the security setting, and then click Next.
The IP Address Settings screen appears.
7. Select IP Mode depending on your network scheme.
When IPv4 is selected, configure the following:
a Select Type.
b If you have selected Use Manual Address from Type, enter the following items:
❏
IP Address of your printer
❏
Subnet Mask
❏
Gateway Address
When Dual Stack is selected, configure the following:
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a Configure IPv4 Settings.
b If you have selected the Use Manual Address check box under IPv6 Settings, enter the
following items:
❏
IP Address of your printer
❏
Gateway Address
8. Click Next.
The Confirm the settings screen appears.
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9. Ensure that the wireless network settings are displayed, and then click Apply.
A confirmation window appears.
10. Click Yes.
11. Wait a few minutes until the printer restarts to establish a wireless network connection and the
Configuration Complete screen appears.
12. Click Next.
13. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Check Setup screen appears.
14. Print the System Settings page using the operator panel.
See “Printing the System Settings Page” on page 137.
15. Confirm that "Link Quality" is shown as "Good", "Acceptable", or "Low" on the report.
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Note:
When "Link Quality" is shown as "No Reception", check if the wireless network settings are correctly
configured. To reconfigure the wireless network settings, click Return.
16. Confirm there are no errors displayed on the LCD panel, and then click Start Installation.
If you see any errors, click Trouble Shooting Guide and follow the instruction.
17. Check if the printer to be installed is listed in the Select Printer screen, and then click Next.
Note:
If the printer to be installed is not listed in the Select Printer screen, try either of the following steps:
❏ Click Refresh to update the information.
❏ Click Add Printer, and then enter the details of the printer manually.
18. Configure the required items on the Enter Printer Settings screen, and then click Next.
19. Select the software to be installed, and then click Install.
20. Click Finish to exit this tool.
The wireless configuration is complete.
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WPS-PIN
Note:
❏ WPS-PIN (Wi-Fi Protected Setup-Personal Identification Number) is a method to authenticate and
register devices required for wireless configuration, by entering PIN code to a printer and computer.
This setting, performed through access point, is available only when the access points of your wireless
router supports WPS.
❏ Before WPS-PIN starts, you will need to enter your PIN code at the web page of the wireless access
point. See the access point manual for the details.
1. Select WPS-PIN, and then click Next.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Check Setup screen appears.
3. Confirm there are no errors displayed on the LCD panel, and then click Start Installation.
If you see any errors, click Trouble Shooting Guide and follow the instruction.
4. Check if the printer to be installed is listed in the Select Printer screen, and then click Next.
Note:
If the printer to be installed is not listed in the Select Printer screen, try either of the following steps:
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❏ Click Refresh to update the information.
❏ Click Add Printer, and then enter the details of the printer manually.
5. Configure the required items on the Enter Printer Settings screen, and then click Next.
6. Select the software to be installed, and then click Install.
7. Click Finish to exit this tool.
The wireless configuration is complete.
When the WPS-PIN operation is successful and the printer is rebooted, wireless LAN connection is
completed.
WPS-PBC
Note:
WPS-PBC (Wi-Fi Protected Setup-Push Button Configuration) is a method to authenticate and register
devices required for wireless configuration, by pressing the button provided on the access point via
wireless routers, and then performing WPS-PBC setting on the operator panel. This setting is available
only when the access point supports WPS.
1. Select WPS-PBC, and then click Next.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Check Setup screen appears.
3. Confirm there are no errors displayed on the LCD panel, and then click Start Installation.
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If you see any errors, click Trouble Shooting Guide and follow the instruction.
4. Check if the printer to be installed is listed in the Select Printer screen, and then click Next.
Note:
If the printer to be installed is not listed in the Select Printer screen, try either of the following steps:
❏ Click Refresh to update the information.
❏ Click Add Printer, and then enter the details of the printer manually.
5. Configure the required items on the Enter Printer Settings screen, and then click Next.
6. Select the software to be installed, and then click Install.
7. Click Finish to exit this tool.
The wireless configuration is complete.
Note:
For the WPS-PBC operation on the wireless LAN access point, refer to the manual supplied with the
wireless LAN access point.
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When the WPS-PBC operation is successful and the printer is rebooted, wireless LAN connection is
completed.
Operator Panel
1. Select Operator Panel, and then click Next.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Check Setup screen appears.
3. Confirm there are no errors displayed on the LCD panel, and then click Start Installation.
If you see any errors, click Trouble Shooting Guide and follow the instruction.
4. Check if the printer to be installed is listed in the Select Printer screen, and then click Next.
Note:
If the printer to be installed is not listed in the Select Printer screen, try either of the following steps:
❏ Click Refresh to update the information.
❏ Click Add Printer, and then enter the details of the printer manually.
5. Configure the required items on the Enter Printer Settings screen, and then click Next.
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6. Select the software to be installed, and then click Install.
7. Click Finish to exit this tool.
The wireless configuration is complete.
EpsonNet Config
1. Select EpsonNet Config, and then click Next.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Check Setup screen appears.
3. Confirm there are no errors displayed on the LCD panel, and then click Start Installation.
If you see any errors, click Trouble Shooting Guide and follow the instruction.
4. Check if the printer to be installed is listed in the Select Printer screen, and then click Next.
Note:
If the printer to be installed is not listed in the Select Printer screen, try either of the following steps:
❏ Click Refresh to update the information.
❏ Click Add Printer, and then enter the details of the printer manually.
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5. Configure the required items on the Enter Printer Settings screen, and then click Next.
6. Select the software to be installed, and then click Install.
7. Click Finish to exit this tool.
The wireless configuration is complete.
When EpsonNet Config operation is successful and the printer is rebooted, wireless LAN connection
is completed.
Setting Up a New Wireless Network Environment for Your Computer (When You Need to Set Up Your
Wireless Connectivity With Your Computer)
For DHCP Networks:
1. Setting up your computer for wireless connectivity:
Note:
You can also change the wireless network settings using the wireless application that may be installed
on your computer.
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003:
a Select Network Connections from Control Panel.
b Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
c Select the Wireless Networks tab.
d Ensure that the check box for Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings
is selected.
Note:
Make note of the wireless network settings on the Advanced dialog box (step f) and the Wireless
network properties dialog box (step h). You may require these settings later.
e Click the Advanced button.
f Select Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only and close the Advanced dialog
box.
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g Click the Add button to display Wireless network properties.
h On the Association tab, enter the following information and click OK.
Network name (SSID): xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you
use)
Network Authentication: Open
Data encryption: Disabled
i Click the Move up button to move the newly added SSID to the top of the list.
j Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
For Windows Vista:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
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d Select Connect to a network.
e Select xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you use) from the
network items listed in the available network list, and click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you use) from the
network items listed in the available network list, and click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you use) from the
network items listed in the available network list, and click Connect.
2. Check the IP address assigned by AutoIP on the printer.
a On the operator panel, press the
(Menu) button.
b Select Admin Menu, and then press the
button.
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c Select Network, and then press the
d Select TCP/IP, and then press the
e Select IPv4, and then press the
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button.
button.
button.
f Select IP Address, and then press the
button.
(Default IP address range: 169.254.xxx.yyy)
IP Address
169.254.000.041*
3. Ensure that the IP Address on your computer is assigned by DHCP.
4. Launch your web browser.
5. Enter the IP address of the printer in the address bar, and then press the Enter key.
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EpsonNet Config appears on your browser.
6. Configure wireless network settings for the printer on EpsonNet Config.
7. Reboot the printer.
8. Restore the wireless network settings on your computer.
Note:
If the operating system on your computer provides a wireless configuration software, use it to change
the wireless network settings. See the instructions below.
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003:
a Select Network Connections from Control Panel.
b Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
c Select the Wireless Networks tab.
d Ensure that the check box for Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings
is selected.
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e Click Advanced.
f You can either set the printer to the ad-hoc mode or the infrastructure mode.
❏
For Ad hoc mode:
Select Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only and close the dialog box.
❏
For Infrastructure mode:
Select Access point (Infrastructure) networks only and close the dialog box.
g Click Add to display Wireless network properties.
h Enter the setting that you will send to the printer and click OK.
i Click Move up to move the setting to the top of the list.
j Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
For Windows Vista:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select the network, and then click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
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e Select the network, and then click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select the network, and then click Connect.
For Fixed IP Networks:
1. Set up your computer for wireless connectivity:
Note:
If the operating system on your computer provides a wireless configuration software, use it to change
the wireless network settings. See the instructions below.
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003:
a Select Network Connections from Control Panel.
b Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
c Select the Wireless Networks tab.
d Ensure that the check box for Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings
is selected.
Note:
Be sure to write down the current wireless computer settings in step f and step h so that you can restore
them later.
e Click the Advanced button.
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f Select Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only and close the Advanced dialog
box.
g Click the Add button to display Wireless network properties.
h On the Association tab, enter the following information and click OK.
Network name (SSID): xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you
use)
Network Authentication: Open
Data encryption: Disabled
i Click the Move up button to move the newly added SSID to the top of the list.
j Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
For Windows Vista:
a Display Control Panel.
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b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you use) from the
network items listed in the available network list, and click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you use) from the
network items listed in the available network list, and click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx indicates a wireless device’s SSID which you use) from the
network items listed in the available network list, and click Connect.
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2. Check the IP address on your computer.
3. Set the IP address on the printer.
See “Assigning an IP Address (for IPv4 Mode)” on page 31.
4. Launch your web browser.
5. Enter the IP address of the printer in the address bar, and then press the Enter key.
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EpsonNet Config appears on your browser.
6. Change the wireless network settings for the printer on EpsonNet Config.
7. Reboot the printer.
8. Restore the wireless network settings on your computer.
Note:
If the operating system on your computer provides a wireless configuration software, use it to change
the wireless network settings. Or you can change the wireless network settings using the tool provided
with the operating system. See the instructions below.
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003:
a Select Network Connections from Control Panel.
b Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
c Select the Wireless Networks tab.
d Ensure that the check box for Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings
is selected.
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e Click Advanced.
f You can either set the printer to the ad-hoc mode or the infrastructure mode.
❏
For Ad hoc mode:
Select Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only and close the dialog box.
❏
For Infrastructure mode:
Select Access point (Infrastructure) networks only and close the dialog box.
g Click Add to display Wireless network properties.
h Enter the setting that you will send to the printer and click OK.
i Click Move up to move the setting to the top of the list.
j Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
For Windows Vista:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select the network, and then click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
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e Select the network, and then click Connect.
f Click Close in the dialog box after confirming the connection is a success.
For Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7:
a Display Control Panel.
b Select Network and Internet.
c Select Network and Sharing Center.
d Select Connect to a network.
e Select the network, and then click Connect.
Setting Up the Printer for Shared Printing
One way to make a new printer available for other computers on a network is to use the Software Disc
supplied with your printer. Using the supplied CD is helpful in a way that it will install utilities
including Status Monitor as well. The following, however, describes the procedures for sharing a
printer on a network without using the supplied CD.
To set up a printer to be shared on a network, you need to set up the printer for network sharing and
install print drivers for the printer on every computer on the network.
Note:
You need to purchase an additional Ethernet cable at your own cost to connect a printer to an Ethernet
network.
Setting Up the Printer for Network Sharing
For Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2003 x64
Edition
1. Click Start (start for Windows XP) — Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the icon for your printer and select Properties.
3. From the Sharing tab, select Share this printer, and then enter a name in the Share name text
box.
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4. Click Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients using your
printer.
5. Click OK.
If the files are not present in your computer, and then you will be prompted to insert the server
operating system CD.
6. Click Apply, and then click OK.
For Windows Vista and Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
1. Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon and select Sharing.
3. Click Change sharing options button.
4. The "Windows needs your permission to continue" appears.
5. Click Continue button.
6. Select the Share this printer check box, and then enter a name in the Share name text box.
7. Select Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients using your
printer.
8. Click OK.
9. Click Apply, and then click OK.
For Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 64-bit Edition
1. Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon and select Sharing.
3. Select the Share this printer check box, and then enter a name in the Share name text box.
4. Click Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients using your
printer.
5. Click OK.
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6. Click Apply, and then click OK.
For Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit Edition, and Windows Server 2008 R2
1. Click Start — Devices and Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon and select Printer properties.
3. On the Sharing tab, select the Share this printer check box, and then enter a name in the Share
name text box.
4. Click Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients using your
printer.
5. Click OK.
6. Click Apply, and then click OK.
To check that the printer is shared:
❏ Ensure that the printer object in the Printers, Printers and Faxes or Devices and Printers
folder is shared. The share icon is shown under the printer icon.
❏ Browse Network or My Network Places. Find the host name of the server and look for the shared
name you assigned to the printer.
Installing Print Drivers
Now that the printer is set for shared printing, you need to install print drivers for the shared printer
using either of the two Windows features.
Using the Point and Print Feature
The Point and Print feature is a Microsoft Windows technology that automatically downloads and
installs a print driver necessary for using the shared printer on the network.
For Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2003
x64 Edition
1. On the Windows desktop of the client computer, double-click My Network Places.
2. Locate the host name of the server computer, and then double-click the host name.
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3. Right-click the shared printer name, and then click Connect.
Wait until the driver is copied from the server to the client computer and a new printer object is
added to the Printers and Faxes folder. It may take some time depending on the amount of
network traffic.
Close My Network Places.
4. Print a test page to verify installation.
a Click start (Start for Windows Server 2003/Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition) — Printers
and Faxes.
b Select the printer you have installed.
c Click File — Properties.
d On the General tab, click Print Test Page.
When a test page is printed successfully, installation is complete.
For Windows Vista and Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
1. Click Start — Network.
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2. Locate and double-click the host name of the server computer.
3. Right-click the shared printer name, and then click Connect.
4. Click Install driver.
5. Click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.
Wait until the driver is copied from the server to the client computer and a new printer object is
added to the Printers folder. It may take some time depending on the amount of network traffic.
6. Print a test page to verify installation.
a Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound.
b Select Printers.
c Right-click the printer you just created and select Properties.
d On the General tab, click Print Test Page.
When a test page is printed successfully, installation is complete.
For Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 64-bit Edition
1. Click Start — Network.
2. Locate the host name of the server computer, and then double-click the host name.
3. Right-click the shared printer name, and then click Connect.
4. Click Install driver.
5. Wait until the driver is copied from the server to the client computer and a new printer object will
be added to the Printers folder. It may take some time depending on the amount of network
traffic.
6. Print a test page to verify installation.
a Click Start — Control Panel.
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b Select Hardware and Sound.
c Select Printers.
d Right-click the printer you just created and select Properties.
e On the General tab, click Print Test Page.
When a test page is printed successfully, installation is complete.
For Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit Edition, and Windows Server 2008 R2
1. Click Start — Computer — Network.
2. Locate the host name of the server computer, and then double-click the host name.
3. Right-click the shared printer name, and then click Connect.
4. Click Install driver.
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5. Wait until the driver is copied from the server to the client computer and a new printer object will
be added to the Devices and Printers folder. It may take some time depending on the amount of
network traffic.
6. Print a test page to verify installation.
a Click Start — Devices and Printers.
b Right-click the printer you just created and select Printer properties.
c On the General tab, click Print Test Page.
When a test page is printed successfully, installation is complete.
Using the Peer-to-Peer Feature
With the peer-to-peer feature, you need to specify the shared printer to install a print driver.
For Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2003
x64 Edition
1. Click start (Start for Windows Server 2003/Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition) — Printers and
Faxes.
2. Click Add a printer (Add Printer for Windows Server 2003/Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition)
to launch the Add Printer Wizard.
3. Click Next.
4. Select A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer, and then click Next.
5. Click Browse for a printer, and then click Next.
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6. Select the printer, and then click Next. If the printer is not listed, click Back and enter the path to
the printer in the text box.
For example:\\[server host name]\[shared printer name]
The server host name is the name of the server computer that identifies it to the network. The
shared printer name is the name assigned during the server installation process.
If this is a new printer, you may be prompted to install a print driver. If no system driver is
available, specify the location where the driver is available.
7. Select Yes if you want your printer to be set as the default printer, and then click Next.
8. Click Finish.
For Windows Vista and Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
1. Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers.
2. Click Add a printer to launch the Add Printer wizard.
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3. Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. If the printer is listed, select the printer
and click Next, or select The printer that I want isn't listed and enter the path to the printer in
the Select a shared printer by name text box and click Next.
For example:\\[server host name]\[shared printer name]
The server host name is the name of the server computer that identifies it on the network. The
shared printer name is the name assigned during the server installation process.
If this is a new printer, you may be prompted to install a print driver. If no system driver is
available, specify the location where the driver is available.
4. Confirm the printer name, and then select whether to use your printer as the default printer and
click Next.
5. If you want to verify installation, click Print a test page.
6. Click Finish.
When a test page is printed successfully, installation is complete.
For Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 64-bit Edition
1. Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers.
2. Click Add a printer to launch the Add Printer wizard.
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3. Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. If the printer is listed, select the printer
and click Next, or select The printer that I want isn't listed and enter the path to the printer in
the Select a shared printer by name text box and click Next.
For example: \\[server host name]\[shared printer name]
The server host name is the name of the server computer that identifies it on the network. The
shared printer name is the name assigned during the server installation process.
If this is a new printer, you may be prompted to install a print driver. If no system driver is
available, specify the location where the driver is available.
4. Confirm the printer name, and then select whether to use your printer as the default printer and
click Next.
5. Select whether to share your printer or not.
6. If you want to verify installation, click Print a test page.
7. Click Finish.
When a test page is printed successfully, installation is complete.
For Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit Edition, and Windows Server 2008 R2
1. Click Start — Devices and Printers.
2. Click Add a printer to launch the Add Printer wizard.
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3. Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. If the printer is listed, select the printer
and click Next, or select The printer that I want isn't listed. Click Select a shared printer by
name and enter the path to the printer in the text box, and then click Next.
For example:\\[server host name]\[shared printer name]
The server host name is the name of the server computer that identifies it to the network. The
shared printer name is the name assigned during the server installation process.
If this is a new printer, you may be prompted to install a print driver. If no system driver is
available, you need to specify the path to the available drivers.
4. Confirm the printer name, and then click Next.
5. Select whether to use your printer as the default printer.
6. If you want to verify installation, click Print a test page.
7. Click Finish.
When a test page is printed successfully, installation is complete.
Using Epson Universal P6 Printer Driver
Epson Universal P6 Printer Driver is the universal PCL6 compatible print driver that has the following
features:
❏ It supports the basic print functions needed for business situations.
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❏ It supports multiple Epson business printers besides this printer.
❏ It supports most languages among the print drivers for this printer.
Computer system requirements
If your CD/DVD drive is D:, open Epson_Universal_P6_Supplement.txt in the D:\Drivers
\PCLUniversal, and refer to Supported OS.
Your computer must be running one of the supported Microsoft Windows versions listed there, and
must meet the system requirements of its operating system.
Supported Printers
If your CD/DVD drive is D:, open Epson_Universal_P6_Supplement.txt in the D:\Drivers
\PCLUniversal, and refer to Supported Printers.
Supported Languages
If your CD/DVD drive is D:, open Epson_Universal_P6_Supplement.txt in the D:\Drivers
\PCLUniversal, and refer to Supported Languages.
Installing the Printer Driver
1. Insert the printer Software Disc into your CD/DVD drive.
2. If your CD/DVD drive is D:, double-click setup.exe in the D:\Drivers\PCLUniversal\Win32\
for 32-bit Windows OS or D:\Drivers\PCLUniversal\Win64\ for 64-bit Windows OS.
Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
After the installation is done, access your printer's Properties to customize the settings and
Printing Preferences to make the appropriate printer driver settings.
Note:
The printer driver's online help provides details on printer driver settings.
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Uninstalling the printer driver
Note:
The procedure below uses Windows 7 as an example.
1. Close all applications.
2. Access Program and Features on the Control Panel.
3. Select Epson Universal Laser P6, and then click Uninstall/Change.
Follow the on screen instructions.
Using the XML Paper Specification Print Driver
To use the XML Paper Specification print driver, you may need to install an additional Microsoft
package depending on your operating system.
Windows Vista
VC++2008 Redistribution Package
Windows Server 2008
.Net Framework 3.5 SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2
.Net Framework 3.5.1 (Use the Server Manager interface to manually install it.)
For further information on the XML Paper Specification print driver, visit Microsoft's web site.
Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Mac OS X
For information on how to install print drivers, refer to the PostScript Level3 Compatible User's
Guide.
Configuring Wireless Settings on the Operator Panel (AL-M200DW only)
You can configure wireless settings on the operator panel.
Important:
❏ The Wireless LAN feature is unavailable depending on the region you purchased.
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❏ Be sure to get the SSID and security information from a system administrator in advance when you
use other than WPS to configure wireless settings.
❏ Ensure that the Ethernet cable has been disconnected from the printer before you configure the
wireless settings.
Note:
❏ Before you configure the wireless settings on the operator panel, you need to set up the wireless
network settings on your computer. For details, see the Wireless Network Setup Guide.
❏ For information on the specifications of the wireless LAN feature, see “Configuring Wireless Network
Settings (AL-M200DW only)” on page 40.
You can select a method to configure a wireless setting from the following:
Wi-Fi setup for
Access Point (Infrastructure) Network
Computer-to-computer (Ad-hoc) Network
Automatic setup using
WPS-PIN*1
WPS-PBC*2
*1 WPS-PIN is a method to authenticate and register devices required for wireless configuration, by entering PIN code in the
printer and computer. This setting, performed through access point, is available only when the access points of your
wireless router supports WPS.
*2 WPS-PBC is a method to authenticate and register devices required for wireless configuration, by pressing the button
provided on the access point via wireless routers, and then performing WPS-PBC setting on the operator panel. This
setting is available only when the access point supports WPS.
Wi-Fi Setup
You can manually configure wireless settings to connect your printer to an access point
(infrastructure) network or computer-to-computer (ad-hoc) network.
Connecting to Access Point Network
To configure the wireless settings through an access point such as a wireless router:
1. On the operator panel, press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
3. Select Network, and then press the
button.
button.
4. Select Wi-Fi Setup, and then press the
button.
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5. Select the desired access point, and then press the
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button.
If the desired access point does not appear:
a
Select Manual Setup, and then press the
b
Enter the SSID, and then press the
Use the
cursor.
or
button.
button.
button to enter the desired value, and press the
c
Select Infrastructure, and then press the
button.
d
Select an encryption type, and then press the
button.
or
button to move a
Important:
Be sure to use one of the supported encryption methods to protect your network traffic.
6. Enter the WEP key or pass phrase, and then press the
Use the
or
button.
button to enter the desired value, and press the
or
button to move a cursor.
When the encryption type is WEP, select a transmit key after entering the WEP key.
7. Wait a few minutes until the printer restarts to establish the wireless network.
8. Print a System Settings page from the operator panel.
See “Printing and Checking the System Settings Page” on page 34.
9. Confirm that "Link Quality" is shown as "Good", "Acceptable" or "Low" on the report.
Note:
When "Link Quality" is "No Reception", check if the wireless settings are correctly configured.
Using Ad Hoc Connection
To configure the wireless settings for an ad-hoc connection where the wireless devices communicate
directly with each other without an access point:
1. On the operator panel, press the
(Menu) button.
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2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
3. Select Network, and then press the
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button.
button.
4. Select Wi-Fi Setup, and then press the
button.
5. Select the desired access point, and then press the
button.
If the desired access point does not appear:
a
Select Manual Setup, and then press the
b Enter the SSID, and then press the
Use the
cursor.
c
or
button.
button.
button to enter the desired value, and press the
Select Ad-hoc, and then press the
or
button to move a
button.
d Select an encryption type, and then press the
button.
Important:
Be sure to use one of the supported encryption methods to protect your network traffic.
6. Enter the WEP key, and then press the
Use the
or
button.
button to enter the desired value, and press the
or
button to move a cursor.
7. Select a transmit key.
8. Wait a few minutes until the printer restarts to establish the wireless network.
9. Print a System Settings page from the operator panel.
See “Printing and Checking the System Settings Page” on page 34.
10. Confirm that "Link Quality" is shown as "Good", "Acceptable" or "Low" on the report.
Note:
When "Link Quality" is "No Reception", check if the wireless settings are correctly configured.
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Auto Setup With the Access Point
If the access point such as a wireless router supports the WPS, security settings can be made
automatically.
WPS-PBC
Note:
WPS-PBC is a method to authenticate and register devices required for wireless configuration, by
pressing the button provided on the access point via wireless routers, and then performing WPS-PBC
setting on the operator panel. This setting is available only when the access point supports WPS.
1. On the operator panel, press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
3. Select Network, and then press the
button.
button.
4. Select WPS Setup, and then press the
button.
5. Select Push Button Control, and then press the
6. Select Start, and then press the
button.
button.
7. Press and hold the WPS button on the access point.
8. Wait a few minutes until the printer restarts to establish the wireless network.
9. Print a System Settings page from the operator panel.
See “Printing and Checking the System Settings Page” on page 34.
10. Confirm that "Link Quality" is shown as "Good", "Acceptable" or "Low" on the report.
Note:
When "Link Quality" is "No Reception", check if the wireless settings are correctly configured.
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WPS-PIN
Note:
❏ WPS-PIN is a method to authenticate and register devices required for wireless configuration, by
entering PIN code to a printer and computer. This setting, performed through access point, is
available only when the access points of your wireless router supports WPS.
❏ Before WPS-PIN starts, you will need to enter your PIN code at the web page of the wireless access
point. See the access point manual for the details.
1. On the operator panel, press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
3. Select Network, and then press the
4. Select WPS Setup, and then press the
5. Select PIN Code, and then press the
button.
button.
button.
button.
6. Take a note of PIN code displayed on the operator panel.
7. Select Start Configuration, and then press the
button.
8. If SSID selection screen appears, select the SSID, and then press the
button.
9. Enter the PIN code of the printer at the web page of the wireless access point.
10. Wait a few minutes until the printer restarts to establish the wireless network.
11. Print a System Settings page from the operator panel.
See “Printing and Checking the System Settings Page” on page 34.
12. Confirm that "Link Quality" is shown as "Good", "Acceptable" or "Low" on the report.
Note:
When "Link Quality" is "No Reception", check if the wireless settings are correctly configured.
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Installing Print Drivers on Computers Running Linux (CUPS)
This section provides information on installing and setting up print drivers with CUPS (Common
UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop (x86), SUSE Linux Enterprise
Desktop 11 (x86), and Ubuntu 10 (x86). For the information on the previous versions of the Linux
operating systems, visit respective web sites.
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Installing Print Drivers
Note:
The print driver Epson-AL-M200-x.x-y.noarch.rpm or epson-al-m200_x.x-y_all.deb is included
in the linux folder on the Software Disc.
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop (x86)
1. Double-click Epson-AL-M200-x.x-y.noarch.rpm on the Software Disc.
2. Click Install.
3. Enter the administrator's password, and then click Authenticate.
Installation starts. When the installation is complete, the window automatically closes.
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86)
1. Double-click Epson-AL-M200-x.x-y.noarch.rpm on the Software Disc.
2. Click Install.
3. Enter the administrator's password, and then click Authenticate.
Installation starts. When the installation is complete, the window automatically closes.
For Ubuntu 10 (x86)
1. Double-click epson-al-m200_x.x-y_all.deb on the Software Disc.
2. Click Install Package.
3. Enter the user password, and click OK.
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4. Click Close.
5. Click the X button at the top-right of the dialog box to close the Package Installer dialog box.
Specifying the Queue
To perform printing, you must set up the print queue on your workstation.
Note:
When you have finished specifying the queue, you can then sent print jobs from applications. Start a
print job from an application, and specify the queue in the print dialog box. Depending on the
application (Mozilla, for example), however, you may have to use the default queue for printing. In such
a case, you must specify a queue you want to use as the default queue. For details on specifying the default
queue, see “Specifying the Default Queue” on page 94.
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop (x86)
1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
2. Click Administration.
3. Click Add Printer.
4. Enter root as the user name, and then enter the administrator password.
5. Click OK.
6. Select either of the following according to the type of your printer connection.
For a network printer:
a Select LPD/LPR Host or Printer from the Other Network Printers menu, and then click
Continue.
b Enter the IP address of the printer in Connection.
Format: lpd://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (the IP address of the printer)
c Click Continue.
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d Enter the name of the printer in Name in the Add Printer dialog box, and then click
Continue.
You can optionally specify the location and description of the printer as additional
information.
If you want to share the printer, select the Share This Printer check box.
For a USB printer connected to a computer running the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop
(x86):
a Select EPSON AL-M200 X (EPSON AL-M200 X) from the Local Printers menu, and then
click Continue.
b Enter the name of the printer in Name in the Add Printer dialog box, and then click
Continue.
You can optionally specify the location and description of the printer as additional
information.
If you want to share the printer, select the Share This Printer check box.
7. Select Epson from the Make menu, and then click Continue.
8. Select Epson AL-M200 xxx PS3 vX.Y (en) from the Model menu, and then click Add Printer.
The setup is complete.
You can optionally specify the default options settings of the printer.
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86)
1. Select Computer — More Applications..., and then select YaST on the Application
Browser.
2. Enter the administrator password.
YaST Control Center is activated.
3. Select Hardware on YaST Control Center, and then select Printer.
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The Printer Configurations dialog box appears.
4. Select either of the following according to the type of your printer connection.
For a network printer:
a Click Add.
The Add New Printer Configuration dialog box appears.
b Click Connection Wizard.
The Connection Wizard dialog box appears.
c Select Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Protocol from Access Network Printer or
Printserver Box via.
d Enter the IP address of the printer in IP Address or Host Name:.
e Select Epson in Select the printer manufacturer:.
f Click OK.
The Add New Printer Configuration dialog box appears.
g Select EPSON AL-M200XX PS3 vX.Y [EPSON AL-M200XX PS3.PPD] from the Assign
Driver list.
Note:
You can specify the printer name in Set Name:.
For a USB printer connected to a computer running the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11:
a Click Add.
The Add New Printer Configuration dialog box appears.
The printer name is displayed in the Determine Connection list.
b Select EPSON AL-M200XX PS3 vX.Y [EPSON AL-M200XX PS3.PPD] from the Assign
Driver list.
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Note:
You can specify the printer name in Set Name:.
5. Confirm the settings, and then click OK.
For Ubuntu 10 (x86)
1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
2. Click Administration.
3. Click Add Printer.
4. Enter the User Name and the Password, and then click OK.
5. Select either of the following according to the type of your printer connection.
For a network printer:
a Select EPSON AL-M200 X(XX:XX:XX) (EPSON AL-M200 X) from Discovered Network
Printer.
b Click Continue.
c Enter the name of the printer in Name in the Add Printer dialog box, and then click
Continue.
You can optionally specify the location and description of the printer as additional
information.
If you want to share the printer, select the Share This Printer check box.
For a USB printer connected to a computer running the Ubuntu 10 (x86):
a Select EPSON AL-M200 X (EPSON AL-M200 X) from the Local Printers menu, and then
click Continue.
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b Enter the name of the printer in Name in the Add Printer dialog box, and then click
Continue.
You can optionally specify the location and description of the printer as additional
information.
If you want to share the printer, select the Share This Printer check box.
6. Select Epson from the Make menu, and then click Continue.
7. Select Epson AL-M200 xxx PS3 vX.Y (en) from the Model menu, and then click Add Printer.
The setup is complete.
You can optionally specify the default options settings of the printer.
Specifying the Default Queue
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop (x86)
1. Select Applications — System Tools — Terminal.
2. Enter the following command in the terminal window.
su
(Enter the administrator password)
lpadmin -d (Enter the queue name)
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86)
1. Select Computer — More Applications..., and then select YaST on the Application
Browser.
2. Enter the administrator password.
YaST Control Center is activated.
3. Select Printer from Hardware.
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The Printer Configurations dialog box appears.
4. Click Edit.
A dialog box to modify the specified queue appears.
5. Confirm that the printer you want to specify as the default queue is selected in the Connection
list.
6. Select the Default Printer check box.
7. Confirm the settings, and then click OK.
For Ubuntu 10 (x86)
1. Select System — Administration — Printing.
2. Select the printer you want to specify as the default queue.
3. Select the Printer menu.
4. Select Set As Default.
5. Select whether to set this printer as the system-wide default printer, and then click OK.
Specifying Printing Options
You can specify printing options such as the duplex (2-sided) printing.
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop (x86)
1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
2. Click Administration.
3. Click Manage Printers.
4. Click the queue name for which you want to specify printing options.
5. Click the Administration drop down box, and then select Modify Printer.
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6. Specify necessary printing options, and then click Continue or Modify Printer.
The message Printer EPSON AL-M200 X has been modified successfully. appears.
The setting is complete.
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86)
1. Open a web browser.
2. Enter "http://localhost:631/admin" in the address bar, and then press the Enter key.
The CUPS window appears.
Note:
Set the password for authority as the printer administrator before setting the printer queue. If you
have not set it, see “Setting the Password for Authority as the Printer Administrator” on
page 97.
3. Click Manage Printers.
4. Click Modify Printer on the printer.
5. Specify necessary printing options, and then click Continue.
6. Enter root as the user name, enter the administrator password, and then click OK.
The message Printer EPSON AL-M200 X has been modified successfully. appears.
The setting is complete.
For Ubuntu 10 (x86)
1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
2. Click Administration.
3. Click Manage Printers.
4. Click the queue name for which you want to specify printing options.
5. Click the Administration drop down box, and then select Modify Printer.
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6. Enter the User Name and the Password, and then click OK.
7. Select the printer you want to modify.
8. Specify necessary printing options, and then click Continue or Modify Printer.
The message Printer EPSON AL-M200 X has been modified successfully. appears.
The setting is complete.
Setting the Password for Authority as the Printer Administrator
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and 11, you must set the password for authority as the printer
administrator to do operations as the printer administrator.
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86)
1. Select Computer — More Applications... and select GNOME Terminal on the Application
Browser.
2. Enter the following command in the terminal window.
su
lppasswd -g sys -a root
(Enter the password for authority as the printer administrator after
the Enter password prompt.)
(Reenter the password for authority as the printer administrator
after the Enter password again prompt.)
Uninstalling Print Drivers
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop (x86)
1. Select Applications — System Tools — Terminal.
2. Enter the following command in the terminal window to delete the print queue.
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su
(Enter the administrator password)
lpadmin -x (Enter the print queue name)
3. Repeat the command above for all queues for the same model.
4. Enter the following command in the terminal window.
rpm -e EPSON-AL-M200-x.x
The print driver is uninstalled.
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86)
1. Select Computer — More Applications... and select GNOME Terminal on the Application
Browser.
2. Enter the following command in the terminal window to delete the print queue.
su
lpadmin -x (Enter the print queue name)
3. Repeat the command above for all queues for the same model.
4. Enter the following command in the terminal window.
rpm -e EPSON-AL-M200-x.x
The print driver is uninstalled.
For Ubuntu 10 (x86)
1. Select Applications — Accessories — Terminal.
2. Enter the following command in the terminal window to delete the print queue.
sudo lpadmin -x (Enter the print queue name)
(Enter the user password)
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3. Repeat the command above for all queues for the same model.
4. Enter the following command in the terminal window.
sudo dpkg -r epson-al-m200
(Enter the user password if required)
The print driver is uninstalled.
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Chapter 5
Printing Basics
About Print Media
Using paper that is not appropriate for the printer can cause paper jams, image quality problems, or
printer failures. To achieve the best performance from your printer, we recommend you use only the
paper described in this section.
When using paper other than that recommended, contact our local representative office or authorized
dealer.
Print Media Usage Guidelines
The paper tray accommodates various sizes and types of paper and other specialty media. Follow these
guidelines when loading paper and media:
❏ Before buying large quantities of any print media, it is recommended that you try a sample first.
❏ For 60 to 135 gsm (16 to 36 lb bond) paper, grain long, where the paper fibers run along the length
of the paper, is recommended. For paper heavier than 135 gsm (36 lb bond), grain short, where the
paper fibers run along the width of the paper, is preferred.
❏ Envelopes can be printed from the paper tray and the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI).
❏ Fan paper or other specialty media before loading in the paper tray.
❏ Do not print on label stock once a label has been removed from a sheet.
❏ Use only paper envelopes. Do not use envelopes with windows, metal clasps, or adhesives with
release strips.
❏ Print all envelopes single-sided only.
❏ Some wrinkling and embossing may occur when printing envelopes.
❏ When loading print media in the paper tray, do not load it above the fill line on the paper width
guides of the paper tray.
❏ Slide the paper width guides to adjust to the paper size.
❏ If excessive jams or wrinkles occur, use paper or other media from a new package.
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! Warning:
Do not use conductive paper such as origami paper, carbonic paper or conductively-coated paper.
When paper jam occurs, it may cause short-circuit and eventually a fire accident.
See Also:
❏ “Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 106
❏ “Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 115
❏ “Loading Envelopes in the Paper Tray” on page 111
❏ “Loading Envelopes in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 118
❏ “Printing on Custom Size Paper” on page 135
Print Media That Can Damage Your Printer
Your printer is designed to use a variety of media types for print jobs. However, some media can cause
poor output quality, excessive paper jams, or damage to your printer.
Unacceptable media includes:
❏ Rough or porous media
❏ Plastic media
❏ Paper that has been folded or wrinkled
❏ Paper with staples
❏ Envelopes with windows or metal clasps
❏ Padded envelopes
❏ Non-laser glossy or coated paper
❏ Perforated media
! Warning:
Do not use conductive paper such as origami paper, carbonic paper or conductively-coated paper.
When paper jam occurs, it may cause short-circuit and eventually a fire accident.
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Print Media Storage Guidelines
Providing good storage conditions for your paper and other media contributes to optimum print
quality.
❏ Store print media in dark, cool, relatively dry locations. Most paper items are susceptible to
damage from ultraviolet (UV) and visible light. UV radiation, which is emitted by the sun and
fluorescent bulbs, is particularly damaging to paper items. The intensity and length of exposure to
visible light on paper items should be reduced as much as possible.
❏ Maintain constant temperatures and relative humidity.
❏ Avoid attics, kitchens, garages, and basements for storing print media.
❏ Store print media flat. Print media should be stored on pallets, cartons, shelves, or in cabinets.
❏ Avoid having food or drinks in the area where print media is stored or handled.
❏ Do not open sealed packages of paper until you are ready to load them into the printer. Leave paper
in the original packaging. For most commercial cut-size grades, the ream wrapper contains an
inner lining that protects the paper from moisture loss or gain.
❏ Leave the media inside the bag until you are ready to use it; reinsert unused media in the bag and
reseal it for protection. Some specialty media is packaged inside resealable plastic bags.
Supported Print Media
Using unsuitable print media may lead to paper jams, poor print quality, breakdown and damage to
your printer. To use the features of your printer effectively, use the suggested print media that is
recommended here.
Important:
The toner may come off the print media, if it gets wet by water, rain, steam and so on. For more
information, contact our local representative office or authorized dealer.
Usable Print Media
The types of print media that can be used on your printer are as follows:
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Paper Size
A4 SEF (210 × 297 mm)
B5 SEF (182 × 257 mm)
A5 SEF (148 × 210 mm)
Letter SEF (8.5 × 11 inches)
Executive SEF (7.25 × 10.5 inches)
Legal 13 (Folio) SEF (8.5 × 13 inches)
Legal 14 SEF (8.5 × 14 inches)
Statement SEF (139.7 × 215.9 mm)
Com-10 Envelope SEF (4.125 × 9.5 inches)
Monarch Envelope SEF (3.875 × 7.5 inches)
Monarch Envelope LEF (7.5 × 3.875 inches)*
DL Envelope SEF (110 × 220 mm)
DL Envelope LEF (220 × 110 mm)*
C5 Envelope SEF (162 × 229 mm)
Postcard (100 × 148 mm)
Postcard (148 × 200 mm)
Yougata 2 Envelope SEF (114 × 162 mm)
Yougata 2 Envelope LEF (162 × 114 mm)*
Yougata 3 Envelope SEF (98 × 148 mm)
Yougata 3 Envelope LEF (148 × 98 mm)*
Yougata 4 Envelope (105 × 235 mm)
Yougata 6 Envelope (98 × 190 mm)
Younaga 3 Envelope (120 × 235 mm)
Nagagata 3 Envelope (120 × 235 mm)
Nagagata 4 Envelope (90 × 205 mm)
Kakugata 3 Envelope (216 × 277 mm)
Custom size:
Width: 76.2 - 215.9 mm (3 - 8.5 inches)
Length: 127 - 355.6 mm (5 - 14 inches)
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Plain (60 - 105 gsm)
Lightweight Cardstock (106 - 163 gsm)
Labels
Envelope
Recycled
Postcard JPN
Loading Capacity
*
250 sheets of standard paper
You can load Monarch, DL, Yougata 2, and Yougata 3 envelopes in the LEF orientation into the paper tray with the flap
unfolded.
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
Paper Size
A4 SEF (210 × 297 mm)
B5 SEF (182 × 257 mm)
A5 SEF (148 × 210 mm)
Letter SEF (8.5 × 11 inches)
Executive SEF (7.25 × 10.5 inches)
Legal 13 (Folio) SEF (8.5 × 13 inches)
Legal 14 SEF (8.5 × 14 inches)
Statement SEF (139.7 × 215.9 mm)
Com-10 Envelope SEF (4.125 × 9.5 inches)
DL Envelope SEF (110 × 220 mm)
C5 Envelope SEF (162 × 229 mm)
Yougata 4 Envelope (105 × 235 mm)
Younaga 3 Envelope (120 × 235 mm)
Nagagata 3 Envelope (120 × 235 mm)
Kakugata 3 Envelope (216 × 277 mm)
Custom size:
Width: 76.2 - 215.9 mm (3.0 - 8.5 inches)
Length: 210 - 355.6 mm (8.2 - 14 inches)
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Plain (60 - 105 gsm)
Lightweight Cardstock (106 - 163 gsm)
Labels
Envelope
Recycled
Loading Capacity
10 sheets of plain paper/one sheet of lightweight cardstock paper
Note:
❏ SEF and LEF indicate the paper feed orientation; SEF stands for short-edge feed. LEF stands for
long-edge feed.
❏ Use only laser print media. Do not use ink jet paper on your printer.
See Also:
❏ “Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 106
❏ “Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 115
❏ “Loading Envelopes in the Paper Tray” on page 111
❏ “Loading Envelopes in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 118
Printing on print media that differs from the paper size or paper type selected on the print driver may
lead to paper jams. To ensure that printing is correctly done, select the correct paper size and paper
type.
Loading Print Media
Loading print media properly helps prevent jams and ensures trouble-free printing.
Before loading print media, identify the recommended print side of the print media. This information
is usually on the print media package.
Note:
After loading paper in the paper tray or the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI), specify the same paper type on
the operator panel.
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Capacity
The paper tray can accommodate:
❏ 250 sheets of standard paper
❏ 27.5 mm (1.08 inches) of thick paper
❏ 27.5 mm (1.08 inches) of postcards
❏ Ten envelopes
❏ Twenty labels
The Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI) can accommodate:
❏ 10 sheets of plain paper or one sheet of lightweight cardstock paper
Print Media Dimensions
The paper tray can accommodate print media within the following dimensions:
❏ Width: 76.2 - 215.9 mm (3.00 - 8.50 inches)
❏ Length: 127.0 - 355.6 mm (5.00 - 14.00 inches)
The Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI) can accommodate print media within the following dimensions:
❏ Width: 76.2 - 215.9 mm (3.0 - 8.50 inches)
❏ Length: 210.0 - 355.6 mm (8.20 - 14.00 inches)
Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray
Note:
❏ When you are printing on any print media that is smaller than the A5 size paper, be sure to load it in
the paper tray.
❏ To avoid paper jams, do not remove the paper tray while printing is in progress.
❏ Use only laser print media. Do not use ink jet paper on your printer.
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❏ For manually loading print media for duplex (2-sided) printing, see “Manual Duplex Printing (PCL
Print Driver Only)” on page 125.
❏ Do not wipe the pink-tinted grease off as doing so may cause paper to misfeed.
1. Pull the paper tray out of the printer about 200 mm. Hold the tray with both hands, remove it from
the printer, and then remove the paper tray cover from the paper tray.
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2. Hold the paper tray end with one hand, push and hold the paper tray extension lever with the other
hand, and then extend the tray to your desired length.
Note:
The paper tray can accommodate a stack of A5 paper by default, and is designed to extend in two
lengths. To load A4 paper media, extend the paper tray to the mid length. To load longer paper
media, extend it to the full length.
3. Slide the paper width guides and the length guide to the maximum positions.
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4. Before loading the print media, flex the sheets back and forth, and then fan them. Straighten the
edges of the stack on a level surface.
5. Load the print media into the paper tray with the recommended print surface facing up.
Note:
Do not load paper media above the fill line on the paper width guides of the paper tray as it may cause
paper jams.
6. Slide the paper width guides and then the length guide inward until they rest lightly against the
edges of the print media stack.
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7. Replace the paper tray cover onto the paper tray.
8. Hold the paper tray with both hands and push it into the printer until it clicks into place.
9. Open the output tray extension.
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10. Select the paper type on the print driver if the loaded print media is not standard plain paper. If a
user-specified print media is loaded in the paper tray, you must specify the paper size on the print
driver.
Note:
For details on specifying the paper size and type on the print driver, refer to the Help provided for the print
driver.
Loading Envelopes in the Paper Tray
Follow the guidelines below to load envelopes in the paper tray.
Note:
❏ When you print on envelopes, be sure to specify the envelope on the print driver. If not specified, the
print image will be rotated 180 degrees.
❏ If you do not load envelopes in the paper tray right after they have been removed from the packaging,
they may bulge. To avoid jams, flatten them as shown below before loading them in the paper tray.
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❏ If envelopes are still not fed correctly, add some bending to the flap of the envelopes as shown in the
following illustration. The amount of the bending shall be 5 mm (0.20 inches) or less.
Important:
Never use envelopes with a window or coated linings as it causes paper jams that may result in damage to
the printer.
Loading Com-10, Yougata 4/6, or Younaga 3 Envelopes
Load envelopes with the print surface facing up. Ensure that the flapped edge is pointing toward the
right of the printer and each flap is folded under the envelope.
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Loading Monarch, DL, or Yougata 2/3 Envelopes
You can load Monarch, DL, and Yougata 2/3 Envelopes in either of the following orientations:
SEF: Load envelopes with the print surface facing up. Ensure that the flapped edge is pointing toward
the right of the printer and each flap is folded under the envelope.
LEF: Load envelopes with the print surface facing up. Ensure that the flapped edge is pointing toward
the front of the printer and the flaps are left unfolded.
Note:
❏ When you load the envelopes in the LEF orientation, be sure to specify the landscape orientation on
the print driver.
❏ To confirm the correct orientation of each print media such as envelopes, see the instructions on the
Envelope/Paper Setup Navigator dialog box of the print driver.
Loading C5, Nagagata 3/4, or Kakugata 3 Envelopes
Load envelopes with the print surface facing up. Ensure that the flapped edge is pointing toward the
rear of the printer and each flap is folded under the envelope.
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Loading Postcards in the Paper Tray
Note:
❏ When you print on postcards, be sure to specify the postcard on the print driver for the optimum print
result.
❏ Before loading postcards, smooth them out, but bend the leading edge as shown in the following
illustration. Bend them about 5 mm (0.20 inches).
Loading Postcards
Load postcards with the print surface facing up and the top edge first.
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Loading W-Postcards
Load W-postcards with the print surface facing up and the left edge first.
Note:
To confirm the correct orientation of each print media such as postcards, see the instructions on the
Envelope/Paper Setup Navigator dialog box of the print driver.
Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
Note:
❏ Before you use the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI), make sure that the printer has the paper tray
inserted.
❏ Use only laser print media. Do not use ink jet paper on your printer.
❏ For manually loading print media for duplex (2-sided) printing, see “Manual Duplex Printing (PCL
Print Driver Only)” on page 125.
1. Open the front cover.
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2. Slide the paper width guides to the maximum positions.
3. Before loading the print media, flex the sheets back and forth, and then fan them. Straighten the
edges of the stack on a level surface.
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Note:
If print media is still not fed correctly, add some bending to the leading edge of the print media as
shown in the following illustration. The amount of the bending shall be 5 mm (0.20 inches) or less.
4. Load print media in the PSI with the top edge first and the recommended print surface facing
up.
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5. Slide the paper width guides inward until they rest lightly against the edges of the print media
stack.
6. Open the output tray extension.
7. Select the paper type on the print driver if the loaded print media is not plain paper. If a
user-specified print media is loaded in the PSI, you must specify the paper size on the print driver.
Note:
For details on specifying the paper size and type on the print driver, refer to the Help provided for the print
driver.
Loading Envelopes in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
Follow the guidelines below to load envelopes in the PSI.
Note:
❏ Be sure to insert envelopes all the way in. Otherwise, print media that is loaded in the paper tray will
be fed.
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❏ When you print on envelopes, be sure to specify the envelope on the print driver. If not specified, the
print image will be rotated 180 degrees.
❏ If you do not load envelopes in the PSI right after they have been removed from the packaging, they
may bulge. To avoid jams, flatten them as shown below before loading them in the PSI.
❏ If envelopes are still not fed correctly, add some bending to the flap of the envelopes as shown in the
following illustration. The amount of the bending shall be 5 mm (0.20 inches) or less.
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Important:
Never use envelopes with a window or coated linings as it causes paper jams that may result in damage to
the printer.
Loading Com-10, DL, Yougata 4, or Younaga 3 Envelopes
Load envelopes with the print surface facing up. Ensure that the flapped edge is pointing toward the
right of the printer and each flap is folded under the envelope.
Loading C5, Nagagata 3, or Kakugata 3 Envelopes
Load envelopes with the print surface facing up. Ensure that the flapped edge is pointing toward the
front of the printer and the flaps are left unfolded.
Using the Output Tray Extension
The output tray extension is designed to prevent print media from falling from the printer after the
print job is complete.
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Before printing a long length document, be sure to open the output tray extension.
Setting Paper Sizes and Types
When loading print media, set the paper size and type on the operator panel before printing.
This section describes how to set the paper size and type on the operator panel.
See Also:
“Understanding the Operator Panel Menus” on page 143
Setting Paper Sizes
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Tray Settings, and then press the
3. Select Tray, and then press the
button.
button.
4. Select Paper Size, and then press the
button.
5. Select the correct paper size for the print media loaded, and then press the
button.
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Setting Paper Types
Important:
The paper type must match those of the actual print media loaded in the paper tray. Otherwise,
print-quality problems can occur.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Tray Settings, and then press the
3. Select Tray, and then press the
button.
button.
4. Select Paper Type, and then press the
button.
5. Select the correct paper type for the print media loaded, and then press the
button.
Printing
This section covers how to print documents from your printer and how to cancel a job.
Printing from the Computer
Install the print driver to use all the features of the printer. When you choose Print from an
application, a window representing the print driver appears. Select the appropriate settings for the file
to print. Print settings selected on the print driver have precedence over the default menu settings
selected on the operator panel or the Printer Setting Utility.
The following procedure uses Windows 7 WordPad as an example.
Clicking Preferences on the initial Print dialog box enables you to change the print settings. If you
are not familiar with features on the print driver window, open the Help for additional information.
1. Open the file you want to print.
2. From the file menu, select Print.
3. Verify that the correct printer is selected in the dialog box. Modify the print settings as needed
(such as the pages you want to print or the number of copies).
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4. To adjust print settings not available from the first screen, such as Paper Size, Paper Type, or
Feed Orientation, click Preferences.
The Printing Preferences dialog box appears.
5. Specify the print settings. For more information, click Help.
6. Click OK to close the Printing Preferences dialog box.
7. Click Print to send the job to the selected printer.
Canceling a Print Job
There are several methods for canceling a print job.
Canceling a Job From the Operator Panel
1. Press the
(Cancel Job) button.
Note:
Printing is canceled only for the current job. All the following jobs will continue to print.
Canceling a Job From the Computer (Windows)
Canceling a Job From the Taskbar
When you send a print job, a small printer icon appears on the taskbar.
1. Double-click the printer icon.
A list of print jobs appears in the printer window.
2. Select the job you want to cancel.
3. Press the Delete key.
4. Click Yes on the Printers dialog box to cancel a print job.
Canceling a Job From the Desktop
1. Minimize all programs to reveal the desktop.
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Click start — Printers and Faxes (for Windows XP).
Click Start — Printers and Faxes (for Windows Server 2003).
Click Start — Devices and Printers (for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2).
Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers (for Windows Vista and
Windows Server 2008).
A list of available printers appears.
2. Double-click the printer you selected when you sent the job.
A list of print jobs appears in the printer window.
3. Select the job you want to cancel.
4. Press the Delete key.
5. Click Yes on the Printers dialog box to cancel a print job.
Duplex Printing
Duplex (2-sided) printing allows you to print on either side of a sheet of paper. The paper sizes
available for duplex printing are A4, B5, A5, Letter, Executive, Folio, Legal, and Statement.
Automatic Duplex Printing
The following procedure uses the PCL 6 driver as an example.
1. Click start — Printers and Faxes (for Windows XP).
Click Start — Printers and Faxes (for Windows Server 2003).
Click Start — Devices and Printers (for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2).
Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers (for Windows Vista).
Click Start — Control Panel — Printers (for Windows Server 2008).
A list of available printers appears.
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2. Right-click the icon for your printer and select Printing preferences.
The Paper/Output tab appears.
3. From Duplex, select Flip on Long Edge or Flip on Short Edge.
4. Click OK.
Manual Duplex Printing (PCL Print Driver Only)
When you have a problem with automatic duplex printing, you may want to try manual duplex
printing. Starting manual duplex printing displays a window containing the instructions that you can
follow. Note that the window cannot be reopened once it is closed. Do not close the window until
duplex printing is complete.
Note:
When printing on curled paper, straighten the paper before inserting the paper.
Operations on Your Computer
The following procedure uses Microsoft Windows 7 WordPad as an example.
Note:
The way to display the Printer Properties/Printing Preferences dialog box depends on the application
software. Refer to the manual of your application software.
1. From the file menu, select Print.
2. Select the printer from the Select Printer list box, and then click Preferences.
The Paper/Output tab of the Printing Preferences dialog box appears.
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3. From Duplex, select either Flip on Short Edge (Manual) or Flip on Long Edge (Manual) to
define the way 2-sided print pages are bound.
4. From Paper Size, select the size of the document to be printed.
5. From Paper Type, select the paper type to be used.
6. Click OK to close the Printing Preferences dialog box.
7. Click Print in the Print dialog box to start printing.
Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray
1. First print the even pages (rear sides).
For a six page document, rear sides are printed in the order of page 6, page 4, then page 2.
When printing of the even pages is complete, the
the following:
(Ready) LED lights and the LCD panel shows
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Insert Output
and Press OK
2. After the even pages are printed, pull out the paper tray and remove the paper tray cover.
See Also:
“Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 126
3. Remove the paper stack from the center output tray and load it into the paper tray with the blank
surface facing up.
Note:
Warped or curled prints can cause paper jams. Straighten them before setting them.
4. Replace the paper tray cover, insert the paper tray into the printer, and then press the
button.
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Pages are printed in the order of page 1 (rear of page 2), page 3 (rear of page 4), and then page 5
(rear of page 6).
Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
1. First print the even pages (rear sides).
For a six page document, rear sides are printed in the order of page 6, page 4, then page 2.
When printing of the even pages is complete, the
the following:
(Ready) LED lights and the LCD panel shows
Insert Output
and Press OK
2. After the even pages are printed, remove the paper stack from the center output tray.
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Note:
Warped or curled prints can cause paper jams. Straighten them before setting them.
3. Load the paper stack back into the PSI, and then press the
button.
Pages are printed in order of page 1 (rear of page 2), page 3 (rear of page 4), and then page 5 (rear of
page 6).
Selecting Printing Options
Selecting Printing Preferences (Windows)
Printing preferences control all of your print jobs, unless you override them specifically for a job. For
example, if you want to use duplex (2-sided) printing for most jobs, set this option in printing
preferences.
1. Click start — Printers and Faxes (for Windows XP).
Click Start — Printers and Faxes (for Windows Server 2003).
Click Start — Devices and Printers (for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2).
Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers (for Windows Vista and
Windows Server 2008).
A list of available printers appears.
2. Right-click the icon for your printer, and then select Printing preferences.
The printer’s Printing Preferences dialog box appears.
3. Make selections on the driver tabs, and then click OK to save your selections.
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Note:
For details on Windows print driver options, click Help on the print driver tab to view the Help.
Selecting Options for an Individual Job (Windows)
If you want to use special printing options for a particular job, change the driver settings before
sending the job to the printer. For example, if you want to use Photo print‐quality mode for a
particular graphic, select this setting on the print driver before printing that job.
1. With the desired document or graphic open in your application, access the Print dialog box.
2. Select your printer and click Preferences to open the print driver.
3. Make selections on the driver tabs.
Note:
On Windows, you can save current printing options with a distinctive name and apply them to other
print jobs. Make selections on the Paper/Output, Graphics, Layout, Watermarks/Forms, or
Advanced tab, and then click Save under Favorites on the Paper/Output tab. Click Help for more
information.
4. Click OK to save your selections.
5. Print the job.
See the following table for specific printing options:
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Printing Options for Windows
Operating System
Driver Tab
Printing Options
Windows XP,
Windows XP x 64bit, Windows
Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x
64bit, Windows Vista, Windows
Vista x 64bit, Windows Server 2008,
Windows Server 2008 x 64bit,
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows
7, or Windows 7 x 64bit
Paper/Output tab
❏
Favorites
❏
Duplex
❏
Copies
❏
Collated*
❏
Paper Summary
❏
Paper Size
❏
Paper Type
❏
Feed Orientation
❏
Envelope/Paper Setup Navigator
❏
Printer Status
❏
Restore Defaults
❏
Image Quality
❏
Toner Saving Mode
❏
Image Enhancement
❏
Screen
❏
Image Settings
Graphics tab
Layout tab
❏
Apply to All Elements
❏
Apply to Selected Element
❏
Brightness
❏
Contrast
❏
Tone Balance
❏
Restore Defaults
❏
Image Orientation
❏
Multiple Up
❏
Image Order
❏
Image Border
❏
Booklet / Poster / Mixed Document
❏
Output Size
❏
Reduce / Enlarge
❏
Margin Shift/Margin
❏
Restore Defaults
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Driver Tab
Printing Options
Windows XP, Windows XP x 64bit,
Windows Server 2003,
WindowsServer 2003 x 64bit,
Windows Vista,
Windows Vista x 64bit,
Windows Server 2008,
Windows Server 2008 x 64bit,
Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows 7, or Windows 7 x 64bit
Watermarks/Forms
tab
❏
❏
Advanced tab
*
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Watermarks
❏
New Text
❏
New Bitmap
❏
Edit
❏
Delete
❏
First Page Only
Forms
❏
Off
❏
Create / Register Forms
❏
Image Overlay
❏
Header / Footer Options
❏
Restore Defaults
❏
Items
❏
Change All Colors to Black
❏
Resolution
❏
Show Paper Size/Type Error
❏
Font Settings
❏
Restore Defaults
Collated is not available when the settings in Watermarks/Forms tab are set on the 64-bit OS.
Selecting Options for an Individual Job (Mac OS X)
To select print settings for a particular job, change the driver settings before sending the job to the
printer.
1. With the document open in your application, click File, and then click Print.
2. Select your printer from Printer.
3. Select the desired printing options from the menus and drop-down lists that are displayed.
Note:
On Mac OS X, click Save As on the Presets menu screen to save the current printer settings. You can
create multiple presets and save each with its own distinctive name and printer settings. To print jobs
using specific printer settings, click the applicable saved preset in the Presets menu.
4. Click Print to print the job.
Mac OS X Print Driver Printing Options:
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The table shown below uses Mac OS X 10.6 TextEdit as an example.
Printing options for Mac OS X
Item
Layout
Color Matching
Paper Handling
Cover Page
Scheduler
Printer Features
Printing Options
❏
Copies
❏
Collated
❏
Pages
❏
Paper Size
❏
Orientation
❏
Pages per Sheet
❏
Layout Direction
❏
Border
❏
Two-Sided
❏
Reverse page orientation
❏
Flip horizontally
❏
ColorSync
❏
In printer
❏
Profile
❏
Pages to Print
❏
Page Order
❏
Scale to fit paper size
❏
Destination Paper Size
❏
Scale down only
❏
Print Cover Page
❏
Cover Page Type
❏
Billing Info
❏
Print Document
❏
Priority
❏
1. Detailed Settings
❏
❏
Resolution
❏
Screen
❏
Toner Saving Mode
❏
Image Enhancement
2. Paper Handling
❏
Duplex
❏
Paper Type
❏
Show Paper Size/Type Error
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Printing Custom Size Paper
This section explains how to print on custom size paper using the print driver.
The way to load custom size paper is the same as the one to load standard size paper.
❏ “Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 106
❏ “Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 115
❏ “Setting Paper Sizes and Types” on page 121
Defining a Custom Paper Size
Before printing, define a custom size on the print driver.
Note:
When defining a paper size on the print driver or the operator panel, be sure to specify the same size as the
actual print media used. Specifying a wrong size for printing can cause a printer failure. This is especially
true if you specify a bigger size when using a narrow width paper.
Using the Windows Print Driver
On the Windows print driver, define a custom size in the Custom Paper Size dialog box. This section
explains the procedure using Windows 7 as an example.
On Windows XP or later, only users with administrator rights can use the administrator's password to
change the settings. Users without the rights of administrator can only view the contents.
1. Click Start — Devices and Printers.
2. Right-click the icon for your printer, and then select Printer properties.
3. Select the Configuration tab.
4. Click Custom Paper Size.
5. Select the custom setup you want to define from Details.
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6. Specify the length of the short edge and long edge under Change Setting For. You can specify the
values either by entering them directly or using the up arrow and down arrow buttons. The length
of the short edge cannot be longer than the long edge, even if it is within the specified range. The
length of the long edge cannot be shorter than the short edge, even if it is within the specified
range.
7. To assign a paper name, select the Name the Paper Size check box, and then enter the name in
Paper Name. Up to 14 characters can be used for the paper name.
8. If necessary, repeat steps 5 to 7 to define another custom size.
9. Click OK twice.
Printing on Custom Size Paper
Use the following procedures to print using either the Windows or Mac OS X print driver.
Using the Windows Print Driver
This section explains the procedure using Windows 7 WordPad as an example.
Note:
The way to display the Printer Properties/Printing Preferences dialog box depends on the application
software. Refer to the manual of your application software.
1. From the file menu, select Print.
2. Select your printer and click Preferences.
3. Select the Paper/Output tab.
4. Select the size of the document to be printed from Paper Size.
5. Select the paper type to be used from Paper Type.
6. Click the Layout tab.
7. From Output Size, select the custom size you defined. If you have selected the custom size from
Paper Size in step 4, select Same as Paper Size.
8. Click OK.
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9. Click Print in the Print dialog box to start printing.
Using the Mac OS X Print Driver
This section explains the procedure using Mac OS X 10.6 TextEdit as an example.
1. From the File menu, select Page Setup.
2. Select your printer from Format For.
3. From Paper Size, select Manage Custom Sizes.
4. In the Custom Paper Sizes window, click +.
A newly created setting Untitled is displayed in the list.
5. Double-click Untitled and enter a name for the setting.
6. Enter the size of the document to be printed in the Width and Height boxes of Paper Size.
7. Specify Non-Printable Area if necessary.
8. Click OK.
9. Make sure that the newly created paper size is chosen in Paper Size, and then click OK.
10. From the File menu, select Print.
11. Click Print to start printing.
Checking Status of a Print Job
Checking Status (Windows Only)
You can check the printer status with Status Monitor. Double-click the Status Monitor printer icon on
the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen. The Printer Selection window appears and displays the
printer name, the printer connection port, printer status, and the model name. Check the column
Status for the current status of your printer.
Settings button: Displays the Settings window and allows you to modify the Status Monitor settings.
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Click the name of the desired printer listed on the Printer Selection window. The Printer Status
window appears. You can check the printer status and print job status.
For details on Status Monitor, see Help. The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example:
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Activate Status Monitor.
The Printer Selection window appears.
2. Click the name of the desired printer from the list.
The Printer Status window appears.
3. Click Help.
See Also:
“Status Monitor (Windows Only)” on page 23
Checking Status on EpsonNet Config (Windows & Mac OS X)
You can check the status of the print job sent to the printer on the Jobs tab of EpsonNet Config.
See Also:
“Printer Management Software” on page 21
Printing a Report Page
You can print various types of reports and lists. For details on each report and list, see “Report / List”
on page 143.
Taking the System Settings page as an example, this section describes two methods of printing a report
page.
Printing the System Settings Page
To verify detailed printer settings, print the System Settings page.
Using the Operator Panel
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
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1. Press the
User’s Guide
(Menu) button.
2. Select Report / List, and then press the
3. Select System Settings, and then press the
button.
button.
The System Settings page is printed.
Using the Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only)
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
Note:
The reports and lists are all printed in English.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Printer Setting Utility.
Note:
The window to select a printer appears in this step when multiple print drivers are installed on your
computer. In this case, click the name of the desired printer listed in Printer Name.
The Printer Setting Utility starts.
2. Click the Printer Settings Report tab.
3. Select Reports from the list at the left side of the page.
The Reports page is displayed.
4. Click the System Settings button.
The System Settings page is printed.
Printer Settings
You can change the printer settings using either the operator panel or the Printer Setting Utility.
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Changing the Printer Settings
Using the Operator Panel
Note:
❏ Factory defaults may vary for different regions.
❏ Once one value is selected, it will be active until a new value is applied or the default value is restored.
❏ Driver settings may have precedence over the changes previously made and you may have to change
the printer settings.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select the desired menu, and then press the
button.
3. Select the desired menu or menu item, and then press the
button.
❏ If the selection is a menu, the menu opens and the list of menu items appears.
❏ If the selection is a menu item, the default menu setting appears.
A value can be:
❏ A phrase or word to describe a setting
❏ A numerical value that can be changed
❏ An On or Off setting
4. Repeat step 3 until you reach the desired value.
5. Press the
button to apply the selected value.
6. To continue changing the printer settings, use the (Back) button to ascend the operator panel
menus to one of the top menus and follow steps 2 through 5.
To quit changing the printer settings, keep pressing the
shows Ready to Print.
(Back) button until the LCD panel
Using the Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only)
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
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Note:
❏ Once one value is selected, it will be active until a new value is applied or the default value is restored.
❏ Driver settings may have precedence over the changes previously made and you may have to change
the printer settings.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Printer Setting Utility.
Note:
The window to select a printer appears in this step when multiple print drivers are installed on your
computer. In this case, click the name of the desired printer listed in Printer Name.
The Printer Setting Utility starts.
2. Click the Printer Maintenance tab.
3. Select the desired menu item.
Each menu item has a list of values. A value can be:
❏ A phrase or word to describe a setting
❏ A numerical value that can be changed
❏ An On or Off setting
4. Select the desired value, and then click the Apply New Settings or Restart printer to apply new
settings button.
Printing with the Web Services on Devices
This section provides information for network printing with the Web Services on Devices available on
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 protocol of
Microsoft.
Adding Roles of Print Services
When you use Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you need to add the roles of print
services to the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 client.
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For Windows Server 2008:
1. Click Start — Administrative Tools — Server Manager.
2. From the Action menu, select Add Roles.
3. Select the Print Services check box on the Server Roles window in the Add Roles Wizard, and
then click Next.
4. Click Next.
5. Select the Print Server check box, and then click Next.
6. Click Install.
For Windows Server 2008 R2:
1. Click Start — Administrative Tools — Server Manager.
2. From the Action menu, select Add Roles.
3. Select the Print and Document Services check box on the Server Roles window in the Add
Roles Wizard, and then click Next.
4. Click Next.
5. Select the Print Server check box, and then click Next.
6. Click Install.
Printer Setup
You can install your new printer on the network using the Software Disc that shipped with your
printer, or using Add Printer Wizard.
Installing a Print Driver Using the Add Printer Wizard
1. Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers (Start — Devices and
Printers for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7).
2. Click Add a printer to launch the Add Printer Wizard.
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3. Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
4. In the list of available printers, select the one you want to use, and then click Next.
Note:
❏ In the list of available printers, the Web Services on Devices printer is displayed in the form of
"http://IP address/ws/".
❏ If no Web Services on Devices printer is displayed in the list, enter the printer's IP address
manually to create a Web Services on Devices printer. To enter the printer's IP address manually,
follow the instructions below. For Windows Server 2008 R2, to create a Web Services on Devices
printer, you must be a member of Administrators group.
1. Click The printer that I want isn't listed.
2. Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname and click Next.
3. Select Web Services Device from Device type.
4. Enter the printer's IP address in the Hostname or IP address text box and click Next.
❏ Before installing the driver using the Add Printer wizard on Windows Server 2008 R2 or
Windows 7, perform one of the followings:
- Establish the Internet connection so that Windows Update can scan your computer.
- Add the print driver to your computer in advance.
5. If prompted, install the print driver on your computer. If you are prompted for an administrator
password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
6. Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.
Print a test page to verify print installation.
a Click Start — Control Panel — Hardware and Sound — Printers (Start — Devices and
Printers for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7).
b Right-click the printer you just created, and then click Properties (Printer properties for
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7).
c On the General tab, click Print Test Page. When a test page is printed successfully,
installation is complete.
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Using the Operator Panel Menus
Understanding the Operator Panel Menus
When your printer is connected to a network and available to a number of users, access to the Admin
Menu may be restricted. This prevents unauthorized users from using the operator panel to
inadvertently change the default menu settings that have been set by the administrator. However, you
can change settings for individual print jobs using the print driver. Print settings selected on the print
driver have precedence over the default menu settings on the operator panel.
Report / List
Use Report / List to print various types of reports and lists.
Note:
❏ A password is required to use the Report / List menu when Panel Lock Set is set to Enable.
In this case, enter the password you specified, and press the
button.
❏ The reports and lists are all printed in English.
System Settings
Purpose:
To print a list of information such as the printer name, the serial number, print volume, and network
settings.
Panel Settings
Purpose:
To print a detailed list of all the settings on the operator panel menus.
Job History
Purpose:
To print a detailed list of the jobs that have been processed. This list contains the last 50 jobs.
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Error History
Purpose:
To print a detailed list of paper jams and fatal errors.
PCL Fonts List
Purpose:
To print a sample of available PCL fonts.
PS Fonts List
Purpose:
To print a sample of available PostScript Level3 Compatible and PDF fonts.
Meter Readings
Use Meter Readings to check the total number of printed pages.
Admin Menu
Use the Admin Menu to configure a variety of printer features.
Note:
A password is required to use the Admin Menu when Panel Lock Set is set to Enable. In this case,
enter the password you specified, and press the
button.
Network
Use the Network option to change the printer settings affecting jobs sent to the printer through the
network.
Ethernet
Purpose:
To specify the communication speed and the duplex settings of Ethernet. To make any changes
effective, turn off the printer and then turn it back on.
Values:
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*
Auto*
Detects the Ethernet settings automatically.
10BASE-T Half
Uses 10base-T half-duplex.
10BASE-T Full
Uses 10base-T full-duplex.
100BASE-TX Half
Uses 100base-TX half-duplex.
100BASE-TX Full
Uses 100base-TX full-duplex.
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Factory default menu setting
Note:
This menu item appears only when the printer is connected to a wired network.
Wi-Fi Status (AL-M200DW only)
Purpose:
To display the information on the wireless signal strength. No changes can be made on the operator
panel to improve the status of the wireless connection.
Values:
Good
Indicates good signal strength.
Acceptable
Indicates marginal signal strength.
Low
Indicates insufficient signal strength.
No Reception
Indicates that no signal is received.
Note:
This menu item appears only when the printer is connected to a wireless network.
Wi-Fi Setup (AL-M200DW only)
Purpose:
To configure wireless network settings.
Values:
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Manual
Setup
Enter Network
(SSID)
Enter a name of up to 32 alphanumeric characters to identify the wireless
network. As the factory default menu setting, wireless_device is specified in
advance.
Infrastructure
Configures a wireless network with access points.
No Security*
Configures a wireless network without security encryp‐
tion.
Mixed Mode
PSK
Configures a wireless network with the WPA-PSK-TKIP,
WPA-PSK-AES and WPA2-PSK-AES encryptions.
PassPhrase
Entry
WPA-PSK-TKIP
WPA2-PSK-AES
Enter a passphrase of 8 to 63
alphanumeric characters.
Configures a wireless network with the WEP encryption
and specify a WEP key of 5 or 13 ASCII characters; or 10 or
26 hexadecimal characters.
Transmit Key
Ad-hoc
Enter a passphrase of 8 to 63
alphanumeric characters.
Configures a wireless network with the WPA2-PSK-AES
encryption.
PassPhrase
Entry
WEP
Enter a passphrase of 8 to 63
alphanumeric characters.
Configures a wireless network with the WPA-PSK-TKIP en‐
cryption.
PassPhrase
Entry
Select the transmit key from Auto,
WEP Key 1, WEP Key 2, WEP Key 3,
and WEP Key 4.
Configures a wireless network without access points.
No Security*
Configures a wireless network without security encryp‐
tion.
WEP
Configures a wireless network with the WEP encryption
and specify a WEP key of 5 or 13 ASCII characters; or 10 or
26 hexadecimal characters.
Transmit Key
*
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Select the transmit key from WEP Key
1, WEP Key 2, WEP Key 3, and WEP
Key 4.
Factory default menu setting
Note:
This menu item appears only when the printer is connected to a wireless network.
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WPS Setup (AL-M200DW only)
Push Button
Control
PIN Code
*
PBC Start
Cancel*
Disables the PBC method for the WPS encryption.
Start
Enables the PBC method for the WPS encryption.
Start Configuration
Starts configuring wireless network settings using the PIN code assigned
automatically by the printer.
Print PIN Code
Prints the PIN code to be entered on the computer for the WPS encryption
setup.
Factory default menu setting
Note:
This menu item appears only when the printer is connected to a wireless network.
Reset Wi-Fi (AL-M200DW only)
Purpose:
To initialize wireless network settings. Enabling this feature and rebooting the printer will reset all the
wireless settings to their factory default settings.
Values:
No*
Does not reset the wireless setting.
Yes
Resets the wireless setting.
*
Factory default menu setting
Note:
This menu item appears only when the printer is connected to a wireless network.
TCP/IP
Purpose:
To configure TCP/IP settings. To make any changes effective, turn off the printer and then turn it back
on.
Values:
IP Mode
Dual Stack*
Uses both IPv4 and IPv6 to set the IP address.
IPv4
Uses IPv4 to set the IP address.
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IPv4
*
Get IP Address
DHCP/AutoIP*
Automatically sets the IP address.
BOOTP
Uses BOOTP to set the IP address.
RARP
Uses RARP to set the IP address.
DHCP
Uses DHCP to set the IP address.
Panel
Enter the IP address on the operator panel.
IP Address
Enter the IP address allocated to the printer.
Subnet Mask
Enter the subnet mask.
Gateway Address
Enter the gateway address.
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Factory default menu setting
Note:
To configure the IPv6 settings, use EpsonNet Config.
Protocol
Purpose:
To enable or disable each protocol. To make any changes effective, turn off the printer and then turn it
back on.
Values:
LPD
Port 9100
WSD*2
SNMP
Status Messenger
Disable
Disables the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) port.
Enable*1
Enables the LPD port.
Disable
Disables the Port 9100 port.
Enable*1
Enables the Port 9100 port.
Disable
Disables the Web Services on Devices port.
Enable*1
Enables the Web Services on Devices port.
Disable
Disables the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) UDP port.
Enable*1
Enables the SNMP UDP port.
Disable
Disables the Status Messenger feature.
Enable*1
Enables the Status Messenger feature.
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Bonjour(mDNS)
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Disable
Disables an access to EpsonNet Config embedded in the printer.
Enable*1
Enables an access to EpsonNet Config embedded in the printer.
Disable
Disables the Bonjour (mDNS).
Enable*1
Enables the Bonjour (mDNS).
*1 Factory default menu setting
*2 WSD stands for Web Services on Devices.
IP Filter
Note:
The IP Filter feature is available only when Protocol is set to LPD or Port 9100.
Purpose:
To block data received from certain IP addresses through the network. You can set up to five IP
addresses. To make any changes effective, turn off the printer and then turn it back on.
Values:
No.n/Address (n is 1 - 5.)
Sets the IP address for Filter n.
No.n/Mask (n is 1 - 5.)
Sets the address mask for Filter n.
No.n/Mode (n is 1 5.)
*
Off*
Disables the IP Filter feature for Filter n.
Reject
Rejects an access from the specified IP address.
Accept
Accepts an access from the specified IP address.
Factory default menu setting
Initialize NVM
Purpose:
To initialize wired network data stored in Non-Volatile Memory (NVM). Enabling this feature and
rebooting the printer will reset all the wired network settings to their factory default values.
Values:
*
Yes
Initializes the wired network data stored in NVM.
No*
Does not initialize the wired network data stored in NVM.
Factory default menu setting
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PS Data Format
Purpose:
To set the PS data communications protocol. To make any changes effective, turn off the printer and
then turn it back on.
Values:
*
Auto*
Sets the PS data communications protocol automatically.
Standard
Sets the PS data communications protocol to Standard.
BCP
Sets the PS data communications protocol to BCP.
TBCP
Sets the PS data communications protocol to TBCP.
Factory default menu setting
System Settings
Use the System Settings menu to configure a variety of printer features.
Power Saving Timer
Purpose:
To specify a time period before the printer enter each power saver mode.
Values:
Low Power
Timer
1min*1
1min - 45min
Sleep Timer
6min*1
6min - 11min
By default, the printer enters Low Power mode in one
minute of inactivity after completion of the last job.
You can change the Low Power Timer setting within
a range from 1 to 45 minutes.
By default, the printer enters Sleep mode in six
minutes of inactivity starting from the moment it
entered Low Power mode. You can change the Sleep
Timer setting within a range from 6 to 11 minutes.
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Power Off
Timer*2
Power Off
Timer
On*1
On, Off
Time to OFF
480min*1
120min - 480min
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Enables/Disables Power Off mode, which
automatically turns off the printer’s main power at the
time specified in Time to OFF.
Specifies the time taken by the printer to enter the
Power Off mode after it has entered Sleep mode.
You can adjust the time before power management is
applied. Any increase will affect the product's energy
efficiency. Please consider the environment before
making any change.
*1 Factory default menu setting
*2 For users in Euro, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia only
Select 1min (default) for Low Power Timer if your printer shares an electrical circuit with your room
lights and you notice them flickering. Otherwise, select a high value to keep your printer available for
frequent use with the minimum warm-up time.
The printer automatically exits a power saver mode when it receives a print job from a computer.
Alternatively, you can manually bring it back to the ready-to-print state by pressing the
(Energy
Saver) button. Whether the printer is in Low Power or Sleep mode, it will take about 25 seconds for
the printer to resume the ready-to-print state.
If you select On for Power Off Timer, the printer switches to the Power Off mode from the Sleep
mode after the time specified for Time to OFF and automatically turns off. To exit the Power Off
mode, turn on the power switch.
Auto Reset
Purpose:
To specify a time period before the printer restores the default setting for the current menu item and
resumes the ready-to-print state when an attempt to change the setting is left unfinished.
Values:
45sec*
1min
2min
3min
4min
*
Factory default menu setting
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Fault Timeout
Purpose:
To specify a time period before the printer cancels a job that has halted abnormally. Any job will be
cancelled when it times out.
Values:
Disables the fault time-out feature.
Off
On
60sec*
3sec - 300sec
*
By default, the printer cancels a job in 60 seconds after the job halts
abnormally. You can change the setting within a range from 3 to 300
seconds.
Factory default menu setting
Job Timeout
Purpose:
To specify a time period that the printer waits to receive data from a computer. Any print job will be
cancelled when it times out.
Values:
Disables the job time-out feature.
Off
On
30sec*
5sec - 300sec
*
By default, the printer waits to receive data from a computer for 30
seconds. You can change the setting within a range from 5 to 300
seconds.
Factory default menu setting
mm / inch
Purpose:
To specify the measurement unit after the numeric value displayed on the operator panel.
Values:
Millimeters (mm)*
Inches (")
*
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Low Toner Alert Msg
Purpose:
To specify whether to show the alert message when the toner is low.
Values:
*
Off
Does not show the alert message when the toner is low.
On*
Shows the alert message when the toner is low.
Factory default menu setting
Maintenance
Use the Maintenance menu to adjust print settings for each paper type, initialize the Non-Volatile
Memory (NVM), and change the toner cartridge settings.
F/W Version
Purpose:
To display the version of the controller.
Adjust BTR
Purpose:
To specify a voltage of the transfer roller (BTR) for optimum printing of each paper type. To lower the
voltage, specify a negative value. To increase, specify a positive value.
The default settings may not yield the best output on all paper types. If you see mottles on the print
output, try increasing the voltage. If you see white spots on the print output, try decreasing the voltage.
Note:
The print quality depends on the values you select for this menu item.
Values:
Plain
0*
-3 - 3
Light Card
0*
-3 - 3
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Labels
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0*
-3 - 3
Envelope
0*
-3 - 3
Recycled
0*
-3 - 3
Postcard
0*
-3 - 3
*
Factory default menu setting
Adjust Fusing Unit
Purpose:
To specify a temperature of the fusing unit for optimum printing of each paper type. To lower the
temperature, specify a negative value. To increase, specify a positive value.
The default settings may not yield the best output on all paper types. When the printed paper has
curled, try lowering the temperature. When the toner does not fuse on the paper properly, try
increasing the temperature.
Note:
The print quality depends on the values you select for this menu item.
Values:
Plain
0*
-3 - 3
Light Card
0*
-3 - 3
Labels
0*
-3 - 3
Envelope
0*
-3 - 3
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0*
Recycled
-3 - 3
0*
Postcard
-3 - 3
*
Factory default menu setting
Density Adjustment
Purpose:
To adjust the print density level within the range of -3 to 3. The factory default menu setting is 0.
Clean Developer
Purpose:
To rotate the developer motor and stir the toner in the toner cartridge.
Values:
*
Yes
Stirs the toner in a new toner cartridge.
No*
Does not stir the toner in a new toner cartridge.
Factory default menu setting
Toner Refresh
Purpose:
To use up a toner cartridge when you need to replace it before the end of its life, or to stir the toner in a
new toner cartridge.
Values:
Black
*
Yes
Cleans the toner in the toner cartridge.
No*
Does not clean the toner in the toner cartridge.
Factory default menu setting
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Initialize NVM
Purpose:
To initialize the NVM for the printer settings. Enabling this feature and rebooting the printer will reset
all the printer settings to their factory default values.
See Also:
“Resetting to Factory Defaults” on page 173
Values:
System Section
*
Yes
Initializes the printer settings.
No*
Does not initialize the printer settings.
Factory default menu setting
Non Genuine Toner
Purpose:
To use a toner cartridge of another manufacturer.
Note:
❏ Using a non-genuine toner cartridge may make some printer features unusable, reduce print quality
and decrease the reliability of your printer. We recommend you use only new Epson brand toner
cartridges for your printer. We do not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using
non-genuine consumables.
❏ Before you use a toner cartridge of another manufacturer, be sure to restart the printer.
Values:
Toner
*
Off*
Does not use a toner cartridge of another manufacturer.
On
Uses a toner cartridge of another manufacturer.
Factory default menu setting
Adjust Altitude
Purpose:
To specify the altitude of the location where the printer is installed.
The discharge phenomenon for charging the photo conductor varies with barometric pressure. You
can specify the altitude of the printer location for adjustment.
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Note:
An incorrect altitude adjustment leads to poor printing quality and an incorrect indication of remaining
toner.
Values:
0m*
Select the altitude of the location where the printer is installed.
1000m
2000m
3000m
*
Factory default menu setting
Machine Life
Purpose:
To specify whether to continue print operations when the printer comes to the end of its service life.
Values:
*
Stop Printing*
Stops print operations at the end of service life.
Keep Printing
Continues print operations after the end of service life.
Factory default menu setting
Note:
❏ When the printer no longer operates showing the error code 191-310 on the LCD panel, press the
(Back) button and the button at the same time and change the Machine Life setting to Keep
Printing. Then, you can keep using the printer.
❏ Although you can keep using the printer after the end of its service life by changing the setting to Keep
Printing, the printing quality is not guaranteed.
Secure Settings
Use the Secure Settings menu to set a password to limit access to the operator panel menus. This
prevents the printer settings from being changed accidentally.
Panel Lock
Purpose:
To restrict access to Admin Menu and Report / List with a password.
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See Also:
“Panel Lock Feature” on page 171
Values:
Panel Lock Set
Change
Password*2
Disable*1
Does not restrict access to Admin Menu and Report / List with a
password.
Enable
Restricts access to Admin Menu and Report / List with a password.
0000*1-9999
Sets or changes the password required to access Admin Menu and
Report / List.
*1 Factory default menu setting
*2 Not displayed when Panel
Lock Set is set to Disable.
Software Download
Purpose:
To install or discard the software data downloaded and sent by the connected computer.
Values:
*
Disable
Discards the downloaded software data to maximize data security.
Enable*
Installs the downloaded software data.
Factory default menu setting
USB Settings
Use the USB Settings menu to change printer settings affecting a USB port.
Port Status
Purpose:
To enable or disable the USB interface.
Values:
*
Disable
Disables the USB interface.
Enable*
Enables the USB interface.
Factory default menu setting
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PS Data Format
Purpose:
To set the PS data communications protocol. To make any changes effective, turn off the printer and
then turn it back on.
Values:
*
Auto*
Sets the PS data communications protocol automatically.
Standard
Sets the PS data communications protocol to Standard.
BCP
Sets the PS data communications protocol to BCP.
TBCP
Sets the PS data communications protocol to TBCP.
Factory default menu setting
PCL Settings
Use the PCL Settings menu to change printer settings that only affect jobs using the PCL emulation
printer language.
Paper Size
Purpose:
To specify the default paper size.
Values:
A4 - 210x297*
A5 - 148x210
B5 - 182x257
Letter - 8.5x11
Folio -8.5x13
Legal - 8.5x14
Executive
Statement
#10Env- 4.125x9.5
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Monarch Env.
Monarch Env. L
DL Env- 110x220
DL Env L
C5 Env- 162x229
148 x 100mm
148 x 200mm
Env Yougata2
Env Yougata2 L
Env Yougata3
Env Yougata3 L
Env Yougata4
Env Yougata6
Env Younaga3
Env Nagagata3
Env Nagagata4
Env Kakugata 3
New
Custom
Size
Portrait(Y)
297mm*/11.7inch*
127mm - 355mm/
5.0inch - 14.0inch
Landscape(X)
210mm*/8.3inch*
77mm - 215mm/
3.0inch - 8.5inch
*
Specifies the length of the custom size paper. Which
factory default menu setting displays depends on the
value selected for mm / inch under the System Set‐
tings menu. See “mm / inch” on page 152 for more
information.
Specifies the width of the custom size paper. Which
factory default menu setting displays depends on the
value selected for mm / inch under the System Set‐
tings menu. See “mm / inch” on page 152 for more
information.
Factory default menu setting
Image Orientation
Purpose:
To specify how text and graphics are oriented on the page.
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Values:
*
Portrait*
Prints text and graphics parallel to the short edge of the paper.
Landscape
Prints text and graphics parallel to the long edge of the paper.
Factory default menu setting
2 Sided Options
Purpose:
To specify whether to print on either side of paper.
Values:
2 Sided Print
Binding Edge
*
Off*
Does not print on either side of paper.
On
Prints on either side of paper.
Flip Long Edge*
Prints on either side of paper to be bound on the long edge.
Flip Short Edge
Prints on either side of paper to be bound on the short edge.
Factory default menu setting
Font
Purpose:
To select the default font from the fonts installed on the printer.
Values:
Courier*
AlbertusMd
ITCBookmanDb
CGTimes
AlbertusXb
ITCBookmanLtIt
CGTimesBd
Arial
ITCBookmanDbIt
CGTimesIt
ArialBd
NwCentSchlbkRmn
CGTimesBdIt
ArialIt
NwCentSchlbkBd
CGOmega
ArialBdIt
NwCentSchlbkIt
CGOmegaBd
TimesNew
NwCentSchlbkBdIt
CGOmegaIt
TimesNewBd
Times
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CGOmegaBdIt
TimesNewIt
TimesBd
Coronet
TimesNewBdIt
TimesIt
ClarendonCd
Helvetica
TimesBdIt
UniversMd
HelveticaBd
ZapfChanceryMdIt
UniversBd
HelveticaOb
Symbol
UniversMdIt
HelveticaBdOb
SymbolPS
UniversBdIt
HelveticaNr
Wingdings
UniversMdCd
HelveticaNrBd
ZapfDingbats
UniversBdCd
HelveticaNrOb
CourierBd
UniversMdCdIt
HelveticaNrBdOb
CourierIt
UniversBdCdIt
PalatinoRmn
CourierBdIt
AntiqueOlv
PalatinoBd
LetterGothic
AntiqueOlvBd
PalatinoIt
LetterGothicBd
AntiqueOlvIt
PalatinoBdIt
LetterGothicIt
GarmondAntiqua
ITCAvantGardBk
CourierPS
GarmondHlb
ITCAvantGardDb
CourierPSBd
GarmondKrsv
ITCAvantGardBkOb
CourierPSOb
GarmondKrsvHlb
ITCAvantGardDbOb
CourierPSBdOb
Marigold
ITCBookmanLt
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Symbol Set
Purpose:
To specify a symbol set for the specified font.
Values:
PC-8*
PS MATH
WINGDINGS
PC-8 DN
PI FONT
DNGBTSMS
PC-850
LEGAL
ISO-L6
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PC-852
ISO-4
PC-1004
PC-8 TK
ISO-6
PC-775
WIN L1
ISO-11
WINBALT
WIN L2
ISO-15
UCS-2
WIN L5
ISO-17
ROMAN-8
DESKTOP
ISO-21
ROMANEXT
MC TEXT
ISO-60
ISO-L1
PS TEXT
ISO-69
ISO-L2
MS PUB
WIN 3.0
ISO-L5
MATH-8
SYMBOL
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Factory default menu setting
Font Size
Purpose:
To specify the font size for scalable typographic fonts, within a range from 4.00 to 50.00. The default
is 12.00.
Font size refers to the height of the characters in the font. One point equals approximately 1/72 of an
inch.
Note:
The Font Size menu item only appears for typographic fonts.
Font Pitch
Purpose:
To specify the font pitch for scalable mono spaced fonts, within a range from 6.00 to 24.00. The
default is 10.00.
Font pitch refers to the number of fixed-space characters in a horizontal inch of type. For
nonscheduled mono spaced fonts, the pitch is displayed, but cannot be changed.
Note:
The Font Pitch menu item only appears for fixed or mono spaced font.
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Form Line
Purpose:
To set the number of lines in a page.
Values:
64*
Select the value in increments of 1.
5-128
*
Factory default menu setting
Note:
The printer sets the amount of space between each line (vertical line spacing) based on the Form Line
and Image Orientation settings. Make sure that the Form Line and Image Orientation settings
are correct before changing the Form Line setting.
Quantity
Purpose:
To set the default print quantity, within a range from 1 to 999. The default is 1. (Set the number of
copies required for a specific job on the print driver. Values selected on the print driver always
override values selected on the operator panel.)
Image Enhancement
Purpose:
To specify whether to enable the Image Enhancement feature which makes the boundary line between
black and white smoother to decrease jagged edges and enhance the visual appearance.
Values:
*
Off*
Disables the Image Enhancement feature.
On
Enables the Image Enhancement feature.
Factory default menu setting
Draft Mode
Purpose:
To save toner by printing in the draft mode. The print quality is reduced when you print in the draft
mode.
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Values:
*
Disable*
Does not print in the draft mode.
Enable
Prints in the draft mode.
Factory default menu setting
Line Termination
Purpose:
To add the line termination commands.
Values:
Off*
The line termination command is not added.
CR=CR, LF=LF, FF=FF
Carriage Return
The CR command is added.
CR=CR, LF=CR-LF, FF=CR-FF
Line Feed
The LF command is added.
CR=CR-LF, LF=LF, FF=FF
CR + LF
The CR and LF commands are added.
CR=CR-LF, LF=CR-LF, FF=CR-FF
*
Factory default menu setting
PS Settings
Use the PS Settings menu to change printer settings that only affect jobs using the PostScript Level3
Compatible printer language.
PS Error Report
Purpose:
To specify whether to print the description of errors concerning the PostScript Level3 Compatible
printer language.
Values:
Off
Dose not print the PS error report.
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On*
*
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Prints the PS error report.
Factory default menu setting
PS Job Timeout
Purpose:
To specify the runtime of a single job using the PostScript Level3 Compatible printer language.
Values:
Off*
On
Does not set the runtime of a PS job.
Sets the runtime of a PS job.
1min
1min - 900min
*
Factory default menu setting
PDF Settings
Use the PDF Settings menu to change printer settings that only affect the PDF jobs.
Quantity
Purpose:
To specify the number of copies to print.
Values:
1*
Select a value in increments of 1.
1 - 999
*
Factory default menu setting
2 Sided Options
Purpose:
To specify whether to print on either side of paper.
Values:
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Binding Edge
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Off*
Does not print on either side of paper.
On
Prints on either side of paper.
Flip Long Edge*
Prints on either side of paper to be bound on the long edge.
Flip Short Edge
Prints on either side of paper to be bound on the short edge.
Factory default menu setting
Print Mode
Purpose:
To specify the print mode.
Values:
*
Normal*
For documents with normal sized characters.
High Quality
For documents with small characters or thin lines, or documents printed using
a dot-matrix printer.
Factory default menu setting
PDF Password
Purpose:
To specify a password for printing secure PDF files.
Values:
XXXXX
Enter a password of up to 32 alphanumeric characters for printing secure PDF
files.
Paper Size
Purpose:
To specify the output paper size for PDF files.
Values:
A4 - 210x297*
Auto
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Letter - 8.5x11
*
Factory default menu setting
Layout
Purpose:
To specify the output layout.
Values:
Auto %*
4 Pages Up
2 Pages Up
100% (No Zoom)
*
Factory default menu setting
Tray Settings
Use the Tray Settings option to set the paper size and type of paper loaded in the paper tray.
Tray
Purpose:
To specify the paper loaded in the paper tray.
Values:
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A4 - 210x297*
A5 - 148x210
B5 - 182x257
Letter - 8.5x11
Folio -8.5x13
Legal - 8.5x14
Executive
Statement
#10Env- 4.125x9.5
Monarch Env.
Monarch Env. L
DL Env- 110x220
DL Env L
C5 Env- 162x229
148 x 100mm
148 x 200mm
Env Yougata2
Env Yougata2 L
Env Yougata3
Env Yougata3 L
Env Yougata4
Env Yougata6
Env Younaga3
Env Nagagata3
Env Nagagata4
Env Kakugata 3
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New
Custom
Size
Portrait(Y)
297mm*/11.7inch*
127mm - 355mm/
5.0inch - 14.0inch
Landscape(X)
210mm*/8.3inch*
77mm - 215mm/
3.0inch - 8.5inch
Paper Type
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Specifies the length of the
custom size paper. Which
factory default menu setting
displays depends on the
value selected for mm / inch
under the System Settings
menu. See “mm / inch” on
page 152 for more
information.
Specifies the width of the
custom size paper. Which
factory default menu setting
displays depends on the
value selected for mm / inch
under the System Settings
menu. See “mm / inch” on
page 152 for more
information.
Plain*
Light Card
Labels
Envelope
Recycled
Postcard
*
Factory default menu setting
Note:
For details on the supported paper sizes, see “Usable Print Media” on page 102.
Panel Language
Purpose:
To specify the language to be used on the operator panel.
Values:
English*
Français
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Italiano
Deutsch
Español
Nederlands
Português Europeu
Türkçe
*
Factory default menu setting
Panel Lock Feature
This feature prevents unauthorized users from changing the settings on the operator panel made by
the administrator. However, you can modify the settings for individual print jobs using the print
driver.
Enabling the Panel Lock Feature
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
button.
3. Select Secure Settings, and then press the
4. Select Panel Lock, and then press the
button.
5. Select Panel Lock Set, and then press the
6. Select Enable, and then press the
button.
button.
button.
7. If necessary, select Change Password, and then press the
8. Enter a new password, and then press the
button.
button.
Note:
The factory-default panel password is 0000.
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Note:
❏ If you forget your password, turn off the printer. Then, while holding the (Menu) button, turn on
the printer. Continue to hold the (Menu) button until the LCD panel shows Ready to
Print.
❏ If you want to change the password while Panel Lock Set is Enable, perform steps 1 and 2. Enter
button. Perform steps 3 and 4. Select Change
the current password, and then press the
Password, and then press the
button. Enter a new password, and then press the
button. This
will change the password.
Disabling the Panel Lock Feature
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
button.
3. Enter the password, and then press the
button.
4. Select Secure Settings, and then press the
5. Select Panel Lock, and then press the
button.
6. Select Panel Lock Set, and then press the
7. Select Disable, and then press the
button.
button.
button.
Note:
The password is reset to 0000 when the setting for Panel Lock Set is changed from Enable to
Disable.
Changing the Power Saver Mode Settings
The printer enters a power saver mode after the specified time period of inactivity. You can set Power
Saving Timer to place the printer in either of the power saver modes.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
button.
3. Select System Settings, and then press the
button.
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4. Select Power Saving Timer, and then press the
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button.
5. Select Low Power Timer, Sleep Timer, or Power Off Timer and then press the
button.
6. Low Power Timer/Sleep Timer
button.
Press the or button to enter the desired value, and then press the
You can select from 1 - 45 minutes for Low Power Timer or 6 - 11 minutes for Sleep Timer.
Power Off Timer (for users in Euro, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia only)
Select On for Power Off Timer, press the or button or enter the desired value, and then press
the
button.
You can select from 120-480 minutes for Time to OFF.
Resetting to Factory Defaults
Enabling the Initialize NVM feature and rebooting the printer will reset all the printer settings to their
factory default menu settings.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu, and then press the
button.
3. Select Maintenance, and then press the
4. Select Initialize NVM, and then press the
button.
button.
5. Select System Section to initialize the printer settings, and then press the
6. Select Yes, and then press the
button.
button.
The printer restarts automatically with the factory default menu settings.
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Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
Clearing Jams
Careful selection of appropriate print media and proper loading allow you to avoid most jams.
! Warning:
If you cannot remove the paper jam by doing the procedures in the manual, do not try to forcibly
remove the jam. Doing so may cause injuries. Contact your local Epson representative.
See Also:
❏ “About Print Media” on page 100
❏ “Supported Print Media” on page 102
Note:
Before buying large quantities of any print media, it is recommended that you try a sample first.
Avoiding Jams
❏ Use only recommended print media.
❏ See “Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 106 and “Loading Print Media in the Priority
Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 115 to load print media properly.
❏ Do not load print media before turning on the printer.
❏ Do not overload the print media sources.
❏ Do not load wrinkled, creased, damp, or curled print media.
❏ Flex, fan, and straighten print media before you load it. If a jam occurs with print media, try
feeding one sheet at a time through the paper tray or the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI).
❏ Do not use print media that you have cut or trimmed.
❏ Do not mix print media sizes, weights, or types in the same print media source.
❏ Ensure that the recommended print surface is face up when you load print media in the paper tray
or the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI).
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❏ Keep print media stored in an acceptable environment.
❏ Do not remove the paper tray cover while printing is in progress.
❏ Ensure that all cables that connect to the printer are correctly attached.
❏ Overtightening the guides may cause jams.
See Also:
❏ “About Print Media” on page 100
❏ “Print Media Storage Guidelines” on page 102
❏ “Supported Print Media” on page 102
Identifying the Location of Paper Jams
! Caution:
Do not attempt to remove a paper deeply jammed inside the product, particularly a paper wrapped
around the fusing unit or the heat roller. Otherwise, it may cause injuries or burns. Switch off the
product immediately and contact your local Epson representative.
Important:
Do not attempt to clear any jams using tools or instruments. This may permanently damage the printer.
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The following illustration shows where paper jams may occur along the print media path.
1
Center Output Tray
2
OPC Drum
3
Levers
4
Rear Cover
5
Front Cover
6
Paper Tray
7
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
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Clearing Paper Jams From the Front of the Printer
Clearing Paper Jams From the Paper Tray
Important:
❏ To prevent electric shock, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
grounded outlet before performing maintenance.
❏ To avoid burns, do not clear paper jams immediately after printing. The fusing unit becomes
extremely hot during use.
Note:
To resolve the error displayed on the LCD panel, you must clear all print media from the print media
path.
1. Push the rear cover handle and open the rear cover.
2. Lift up the levers.
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3. Pull the paper tray out of the printer carefully. Hold the tray with both hands, lift the front slightly,
and remove it from the printer.
4. Remove all the jammed and/or creased paper from the tray.
5. Pull the jammed paper out carefully to avoid tearing it.
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6. Lower the levers to the original position.
7. Close the rear cover.
8. Insert the paper tray into the printer, and push until it clicks into place.
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Clearing Paper Jams From the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
Important:
❏ Do not put excessive force on the front cover when removing the jammed paper. Doing so could
damage the cover.
❏ To prevent electric shock, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
grounded outlet before performing maintenance.
❏ To avoid burns, do not clear paper jams immediately after printing. The fusing unit becomes
extremely hot during use.
Note:
To resolve the error displayed on the LCD panel, you must clear all print media from the print media
path.
1. Push the rear cover handle and open the rear cover.
2. Lift up the levers.
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3. Pull the jammed paper out carefully to avoid tearing it.
4. Lower the levers to the original position.
5. Close the rear cover.
If the error is not resolved, there may be a piece of paper remaining inside the printer. Use the
following procedure to clear the jam.
6. Load a print media on the Paper Tray or PSI if there is no print media.
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(Cancel Job) button for more than three seconds.
The print media is fed to push out the jammed paper.
Clearing Paper Jams From the Rear of the Printer
Important:
❏ To prevent electric shock, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
grounded outlet before performing maintenance.
❏ To avoid burns, do not clear paper jams immediately after printing. The fusing unit becomes
extremely hot during use.
❏ Protect the OPC drum against bright light. If the rear cover is left open for more than three minutes,
print quality may deteriorate.
Note:
To resolve the error displayed on the LCD panel, you must clear all print media from the print media
path.
1. Push the rear cover handle and open the rear cover.
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2. Lift up the levers.
3. Remove the jammed paper from the rear of the printer.
4. Lower the levers to the original position.
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5. Close the rear cover.
If the error is not resolved, there may be a piece of paper remaining inside the printer. Use the
following procedure to clear the jam.
6. Load a print media on the Paper Tray or PSI if there is no print media.
7. Press and hold
(Cancel Job) button for more than three seconds.
The print media is fed to push out the jammed paper.
Clearing Paper Jams From the Center Output Tray
Important:
❏ To prevent electric shock, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
grounded outlet before performing maintenance.
❏ To avoid burns, do not clear paper jams immediately after printing. The fusing unit becomes
extremely hot during use.
❏ Protect the OPC drum against bright light. If the rear cover is left open for more than three minutes,
print quality may deteriorate.
Note:
To resolve the error displayed on the LCD panel, you must clear all print media from the print media
path.
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1. Push the rear cover handle and open the rear cover.
2. Lift up the levers.
3. Remove the jammed paper from the rear of the printer. If no paper is found in the paper path, then
remove it from the center output tray.
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4. Lower the levers to the original position.
5. Close the rear cover.
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Jam Problems
Misfeed Jam
Problem
Action
Print media misfeeds occur.
Remove the paper from the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI), and then ensure that the
paper is properly inserted in the paper tray.
Depending on the print media you use, take any of the following actions:
❏
For thick paper, use the one that is 163 gsm or less.
❏
For postcard, the one up to 190 gsm is available.
❏
For thin paper, use the one that is 60 gsm or more.
❏
For the envelope, ensure that it is properly loaded in the paper tray as
instructed in “Loading Envelopes in the Paper Tray” on page 111.
If the envelope is deformed, correct it or use another envelope.
If performing manual duplex (2-sided) printing, ensure that the print media is not
curled.
Fan the print media.
If the print media is damp, turn over the print media.
If the problem continues, use print media that is not damp.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
Multi-feed Jam
Problem
Action
Print media multiple feeds occur.
Remove the paper from the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI), and then ensure that the
paper is properly loaded in the paper tray.
If the print media is damp, use print media that is not damp.
Fan the print media.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
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Basic Printer Problems
Some printer problems can be easy to resolve. If a problem occurs with your printer, check each of the
following:
❏ The power cord is connected to the printer, and to a properly grounded electrical outlet.
❏ The printer is turned on.
❏ The electrical outlet is not turned off at any switch or breaker.
❏ Other electrical equipment plugged into the outlet is working.
❏ When the AL-M200DW model is connected to a wireless network, an Ethernet cable should be
unplugged from the printer.
If you have checked all of the above and still have a problem, turn off the printer, wait for 10 seconds,
and then turn on the printer. This often fixes the problem.
Display Problems
Problem
Action
After the printer is turned on, the
(Ready) LED is not lit.
Turn off the printer, wait for 10 seconds, and turn on the printer.
Menu settings changed from the
operator panel have no effect.
Settings in the software program, the print driver, or the printer utilities have
precedence over the settings made on the operator panel.
Change the menu settings from the print driver, the printer utilities, or the software
program instead of the operator panel.
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Printing Problems
Problem
Action
Job did not print or incorrect characters
printed.
Ensure that the
(Ready) LED is lit.
Ensure that print media is loaded in the printer.
Verify that you are using the correct print driver.
Ensure that you are using the correct Ethernet or USB cable and that it is securely
connected to the printer.
Verify that the correct print media size is selected.
If you are using a print spooler, verify that the spooler has not stalled.
Check the interface of your printer from Admin Menu.
Determine the host interface you are using. Print the System Settings page to verify
that the current interface settings are correct. Refer to “Printing the System Settings
Page” on page 137 for details on how to print the System Settings page.
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Problem
Action
Print media misfeeds or multiple feeds
occur.
Ensure that the print media you are using meets the specifications for your printer.
See Also:
“Usable Print Media” on page 102
Fan the print media before loading it.
Ensure that the print media is loaded correctly.
Ensure that the paper width guides and length guide are adjusted correctly.
Do not overfill the print media sources.
Do not force print media into the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI) or the paper tray when
you load it. Otherwise, it may skew or buckle.
Ensure that the print media is not curled.
Load print media with the recommended print surface facing in the correct
direction.
See Also:
“Loading Print Media” on page 105
Turn the print media over or around and try printing again to see if feeding
improves.
Do not mix print media types.
Do not mix print media sizes.
Remove the top and bottom curled sheets of a ream before loading the print media.
Load a print media source only when it is empty.
The envelope is creased after printing.
Ensure that the envelope is loaded in the paper tray as instructed in “Loading
Envelopes in the Paper Tray” on page 111.
Page breaks in unexpected places.
Increase the value for Job Time-Out in the System Settings menu, that is on the
Printer Maintenance tab in the Printer Setting Utility.
Increase the time-out value in the Protocol Settings menu on EpsonNet Config.
Print media does not stack neatly in the
center output tray.
Turn the print media stack over in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI) and the paper
tray.
Printer does not duplex pages.
Select Flip on Short Edge or Flip on Long Edge from the Duplex menu on the
Paper/Output tab of the print driver.
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Print Quality Problems
Note:
In this section, some procedures use the Printer Setting Utility or Status Monitor. Some procedures that
use the Printer Setting Utility can also be performed using the operator panel.
See Also:
❏ “Understanding the Operator Panel Menus” on page 143
❏ “Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only)” on page 22
❏ “Status Monitor (Windows Only)” on page 23
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Problem
Action
The output is too light.
The toner cartridge may be low or need to be replaced. Confirm the amount of
toner in the toner cartridge.
1. Check the toner level on the Consumables tab of the Printer Status window of
Status Monitor.
2. Replace the toner cartridge as needed.
Verify that the print media is dry and the correct print media is used.
If not, use the print media recommended for the printer.
See Also:
“Usable Print Media” on page 102
Try changing the Paper Type setting on the print driver.
1. On the Paper/Output tab for Printing Preferences of the print driver, change
the Paper Type setting.
Disable Toner Saving Mode on the print driver.
1. On the Graphics tab in Printing Preferences of the print driver, ensure that the
Toner Saving Mode check box is not selected.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
Toner Smears or Print Comes Off/Stain on Back Side
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Problem
Action
Toner smears or print comes off.
The print media surface may be uneven. Try changing the Paper Type setting in the
print driver. For example, change Plain to Lightweight Cardstock.
The output has stain on the back side.
1. On the Paper/Output tab for Printing Preferences of the print driver, change
the Paper Type setting.
Verify that the correct print media is being used.
If not, use the print media recommended for the printer.
See Also:
“Usable Print Media” on page 102
Adjust the temperature of the fusing unit.
1. Launch the Printer Setting Utility, and click Adjust Fusing Unit on the Printer
Maintenance tab.
2. Adjust the fixing temperature by turning up the value for your printing media.
3. Click the Apply New Settings button.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
Random Spots/Blurred Images
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Problem
Action
The printed result has random spots or
is blurred.
Ensure that the toner cartridge is installed correctly.
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See Also:
“Installing a Toner Cartridge” on page 210
If you use a non-genuine brand toner cartridge, install a genuine brand toner
cartridge.
Clean up the fusing unit.
1. Load one sheet of paper in the paper tray, and then print a solid image all over
paper.
2. Load the printed sheet with the print surface facing down, and then print a blank
sheet of paper.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
The Entire Output Is Blank
If this trouble happens, contact our local representative office or authorized dealer.
Streaks Appear on the Output
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If this trouble happens, contact our local representative office or authorized dealer.
Mottle
Problem
Action
The printed result has mottled
appearance.
Adjust the transfer bias.
1. Launch the Printer Setting Utility, click Adjust BTR on the Printer Maintenance
tab.
2. Adjust the setting for the type of print media being used.
3. Click the Apply New Settings button.
If you use non-recommended print media, use the print media recommended for
the printer.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
Ghosting
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Problem
Action
The printed result has ghosting.
The print media surface may be uneven. Try changing the Paper Type setting in the
print driver. For example, change Plain to Lightweight Cardstock.
1. On the Paper/Output tab for Printing Preferences of the print driver, change
the Paper Type setting.
Adjust the transfer bias.
1. Launch the Printer Setting Utility, click Adjust BTR on the Printer Maintenance
tab.
2. Adjust the setting for the type of print media being used.
3. Click the Apply New Settings button.
Adjust the temperature of the fusing unit.
1. Launch the Printer Setting Utility, and click Adjust Fusing Unit on the Printer
Maintenance tab.
2. Adjust the fixing temperature by turning up the value for your printing media.
3. Click the Apply New Settings button.
If you use non-recommended print media, use the print media recommended for
the printer.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
Fog
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Problem
Action
The printed result is foggy.
When the whole is printed light, contact our local representative office or
authorized dealer.
When the printed page is partly light, start Clean Developer.
1. Launch the Printer Setting Utility, and click Clean Developer on the Diagnosis
tab.
2. Click the Start button.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
Bead-Carry-Out (BCO)
Problem
Action
Bead-Carry-Out (BCO) is happening.
If the printer is installed in a high altitude location, set the altitude of the location.
1. Launch the Printer Setting Utility, and click Adjust Altitude on the Printer
Maintenance tab.
2. Select the value close to the altitude of the location where the printer is installed.
3. Click the Apply New Settings button.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
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Auger Mark
Problem
Action
The printed result has auger mark.
The toner cartridge may be low or need to be replaced. Confirm the amount of
toner in the toner cartridge.
1. Check the toner level on the Consumables tab of the Printer Status window of
Status Monitor.
2. Replace the toner cartridge as needed.
Start Clean Developer.
1. Launch the Printer Setting Utility, and click Clean Developer on the Diagnosis
tab.
2. Click the Start button.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
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Problem
Action
The output is wrinkled.
Verify that the correct print media is being used.
The output is stained.
If not, use the print media recommended for the printer.
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If excessive wrinkles occur, use paper or other media from a new package.
See Also:
❏
“Usable Print Media” on page 102
❏
“About Print Media” on page 100
If you use the envelope, check whether the crease is within 30 mm of the four edges
of the envelope.
If the crease is within 30 mm of the four edges of the envelope, this is considered
normal. Your printer is not at fault.
If not, check if the printer supports your envelope type, and then check if you
loaded the envelope in the correct orientation. For more information, see “Loading
Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 106 or “Loading Print Media in the Priority
Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 115.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
The Top Margin Is Incorrect
Problem
Action
The top margin is incorrect.
Ensure that the margins are set correctly on the application being used.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
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Protrudent/Bumpy Paper
Problem
Action
Printed surface got protrudent/bumpy.
Clean up the fusing unit.
1. Load one sheet of paper in the paper tray, and then print a solid image all over
paper.
2. Load the printed sheet with the print surface facing down, and then print a blank
sheet of paper.
Note:
If the problem continues even though you have taken suggested actions described above, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
Other Problems
Problem
Action
Condensation has occurred inside the
printer.
This usually occurs within several hours after you heat the room in winter. This also
occurs when the printer is operating in a location where relative humidity reaches
85% or more. Adjust the humidity or relocate the printer to an appropriate
environment.
Understanding Printer Messages
The printer’s LCD panel displays a message describing the current state of the printer or indicates a
possible printer problem you must resolve. This section describes error codes included in the
messages, their meanings, and how to clear the messages.
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Important:
When an error message is displayed, the print data remaining on the printer and the information
accumulated in the memory of the printer are not secured.
Error Code
What You Can Do
010-397
Turn off the printer, and then on. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local representative office
or authorized dealer.
016-501
016-502
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
016-719
Press the
016-744
Press the button to clear the message. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local
representative office or authorized dealer.
016-745
016-753
button to cancel the current job. Retry when the printer does not process any job.
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
Press the
button to cancel the current job. Retry when the printer does not process any job.
016-920
Press the
button to clear the message. Check the wireless settings for the access point and the printer.
018-338
Turn off the printer, and then on. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local representative office
or authorized dealer.
016-755
024-340
024-360
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
024-371
024-963
Load the specified paper and press the
one appears.
button to clear the message. Follow the on-screen instruction if
See Also:
041-340
042-358
061-370
091-402
❏
“Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 106
❏
“Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 115
Turn off the printer, and then on. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local representative office
or authorized dealer.
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
The service life of your printer is coming to an end and the printer will soon stop running. If you want to
keep using the printer, change the Machine Life setting to Keep Printing. However, continuous use
of the printer will degrade the print quality.
See Also:
“Machine Life” on page 157
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Error Code
What You Can Do
091-441
The printer has exceeded its service life or the settings have been changed to continue using it. The
quality of printouts will degrade if the printer continues to be used.
See Also:
“Machine Life” on page 157
092-651
092-661
116-314
116-355
Turn off the printer, and then on. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local representative office
or authorized dealer.
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
Turn off the printer, and then on. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local representative office
or authorized dealer.
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
116-720
Press the
124-333
Turn off the printer, and then on. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local representative office
or authorized dealer.
button to cancel the current job. Retry when the printer does not process any job.
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
191-310
Although the service life of your printer has been over and the printer stopped running, you can still use
the printer by pressing the
(Back) button and the button at the same time. However, continuous
use of the printer will degrade the print quality.
See Also:
“Machine Life” on page 157
Note:
As for the following message, which does not include an error code, refer to the table below for the
solution.
Error Message
What You Can Do
Load Paper
Check and clear the paper path, load the paper, and then press the
clear the message.
Press OK
AAAA
button to
See Also:
“Clearing Paper Jams From the Front of the Printer” on page 177
BBBB
AAAA: Paper Size
BBBB: Paper Type
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Error Message
What You Can Do
Load Paper
Load the specified paper and press the
then Press OK
See Also:
AAAA
❏
“Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray” on page 106
BBBB
❏
“Loading Print Media in the Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)” on page 115
button to clear the message.
AAAA: Paper Size
BBBB: Paper Type
Wrong PaperSize:
Reload>Press OK
AAAA
BBBB
AAAA: Paper Size
BBBB: Paper Type
Paper Jam:
Open the rear cover and remove the jammed paper.
Open Rear Cover
See Also:
“Clearing Paper Jams From the Rear of the Printer” on page 182
>Clear Jam
Jam at Exit
Open Rear Cover
and Remove Paper
Paper Jam: Open
Rear Cover>Push
Up Green Lever>
Clear Jam
Rear Cover Open
Close the rear cover.
Close Rear Cover
Toner Low
Replace the toner cartridge soon.
Replace Soon
See Also:
“Replacing the Toner Cartridge” on page 207
Invalid Toner
Replace the toner cartridge with a supported one.
See Also:
“Replacing the Toner Cartridge” on page 207
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Error Message
What You Can Do
Replace
Replace the toner cartridge with a new one. If you do not replace the toner
cartridge, print quality problems may occur.
Toner Cartridge
See Also:
“Replacing the Toner Cartridge” on page 207
Insert
Toner Cartridge
Turn off the printer, check if the toner cartridge is installed correctly, and then turn
on the printer. If this does not solve the problem, contact our local representative
office or authorized dealer.
See Also:
“Contacting Epson Support” on page 221
Contacting Service
When you call for printer service, be prepared to describe the problem you are experiencing or the
error message on the LCD panel.
You need to know the model of your printer and serial number. See the label on the rear cover of your
printer.
Getting Help
We provide several automatic diagnostic tools to help you produce and maintain print quality.
LCD Panel Messages
The LCD panel provides you with information and troubleshooting help. When an error or warning
condition occurs, the LCD panel displays a message informing you of the problem.
See Also:
“Understanding Printer Messages” on page 200
Status Monitor Alerts
Status Monitor is a tool that is included on the Software Disc. It automatically checks the printer status
when you send a print job. If the printer is unable to print your job, Status Monitor automatically
displays an alert on your computer screen to let you know that the printer needs attention.
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Enabling the Non Genuine Toner Mode
When toner within the toner cartridge is empty, the Replace Toner Cartridge message appears.
When you want to use the printer in the Non Genuine Toner mode, enable the Non Genuine Toner
mode and replace the toner cartridge.
Important:
If you use the printer in the Non Genuine Toner mode, the performance of the printer may not be at its
optimum. And any problems that may arise from the use of the Non Genuine Toner mode are not
covered by our quality guarantee. The continuous use of the Non Genuine Toner mode can also cause the
printer to break down, and any repair charges for such break down will be incurred by users.
Note:
To disable the Non Genuine Toner mode, select Off for Toner of Non Genuine Toner on the operator
panel or clear the check box next to On on the Non Genuine Toner page of the Printer Maintenance tab
of the Printer Setting Utility.
Using the Operator Panel
Note:
Before starting the operation described below, confirm that the LCD panel shows Ready to Print.
1. Press the
(Menu) button.
2. Select Admin Menu and then press the
button.
3. Select Maintenance and then press the
button.
4. Select Non Genuine Toner and then press the
5. Select Toner and then press the
6. Select On and then press the
7. Press the
button.
button.
button.
button until the top page is displayed.
The printer switches to the Non Genuine Toner mode.
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Using the Printer Setting Utility (Windows Only)
The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Printer Setting Utility.
Note:
The window to select a printer appears in this step when multiple print drivers are installed on your
computer. In this case, click the name of the desired printer listed in Printer Name.
The Printer Setting Utility starts.
2. Click the Printer Maintenance tab.
3. Select Non Genuine Toner from the list at the left side of the page.
The Non Genuine Toner page is displayed.
4. Select the check box next to On, and then click the Apply New Settings button.
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Chapter 8
Maintenance
Replacing the Toner Cartridge
Genuine toner cartridges are available only through Epson.
It is recommended that you use a genuine toner cartridge for your printer. Epson does not provide
warranty coverage for problems caused by using non-genuine consumables.
! Warning:
❏ Use a broom or a wet cloth to wipe off spilled toner. Never use a vacuum cleaner for the spills.
It may catch fire by electric sparks inside the vacuum cleaner and cause explosion. If you spill a
large volume of toner, contact your local Epson representative.
❏ Never throw a toner cartridge into an open flame. Remaining toner in the cartridge may catch
fire and cause burn injuries or explosion.
If you have a used toner cartridge no longer needed, contact your local Epson representative for
its disposal.
! Caution:
❏ Keep drum cartridges (or drum if not a cartridge type) and toner cartridges out of the reach of
children. If a child accidentally swallows toner, spit it out, rinse mouth with water, drink water
and consult a physician immediately.
❏ When replacing drum cartridges (or drum if not a cartridge type) and toner cartridges, be
careful not to spill the toner. In case of any toner spills, avoid contact with clothes, skin, eyes
and mouth as well as inhalation.
❏ If toner spills onto your skin or clothing, wash it off with soap and water.
If you get toner particles in your eyes, wash it out with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes
until irritation is gone. Consult a physician if necessary.
If you inhale toner particles, move to a fresh air location and rinse your mouth with water.
If you swallow toner, spit it out, rinse your mouth with water, drink plenty of water and consult
a physician immediately.
Important:
Do not shake the used toner cartridge to avoid spilling of the toner.
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When to Replace the Toner Cartridge
The printer has one toner cartridge: black (K).
When a toner cartridge reaches its usable life-span, the following messages appear on the LCD panel.
Message
Remaining Page Yield
Printer Status and Action
Toner Low
Approx. 500 pages
The toner cartridge has become low. Prepare a new
one.
—
The toner cartridge has become empty. Replace the
old toner cartridge with a new one.
Replace Soon*
Replace
Toner Cartridge
*
This warning appears only when a genuine toner cartridge is used (i.e. The Non Genuine Toner mode is disabled).
Important:
❏ When placing a used toner cartridge on the floor or on a table, place a few sheets of paper under the
toner cartridge to catch any toner that may spill.
❏ Do not reuse old toner cartridges that you remove from the printer. Doing so can impair print
quality.
❏ Do not shake or pound used toner cartridges. The remaining toner may spill.
❏ We recommend you use up a toner cartridge within one year after you remove it from the packaging.
Removing the Toner Cartridge
1. Open the front cover.
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2. Open the toner access cover.
3. Spread a few sheets of paper on the floor or table where you want to place the removed toner
cartridge.
4. Turn the toner cartridge counterclockwise to unlock.
5. Pull the toner cartridge out.
Important:
❏ Do not touch the shutter of the used toner cartridge.
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❏ Always pull the toner cartridge out slowly so you do not spill any toner.
6. Place the toner cartridge slowly on the sheets of paper you spread in step 4.
Installing a Toner Cartridge
1. Unpack a new toner cartridge and shake it five times to distribute the toner evenly.
Note:
Handle the toner cartridge carefully to avoid spilling of the toner.
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2. Insert the toner cartridge into the cartridge holder, and then turn it clockwise to align to the lock
mark.
Important:
Be sure to secure the toner cartridge firmly before printing. Otherwise, it may cause some defects.
3. Close the toner access cover. Make sure that the cover clicks into place.
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4. Close the front cover.
5. Pack the removed toner cartridge in the box in which the installed toner cartridge was packed
up.
6. Taking care not to touch any spilled toner, dispose of the sheets of paper you used for toner
cartridge replacement.
Ordering Supplies
The toner cartridge needs to be ordered occasionally. The toner cartridge includes installation
instructions on the box.
Consumables
Important:
Use only consumables we recommend. Use of any consumables other than recommended can impair
machine quality and performance.
Product Name
Product Code
TONER CARTRIDGE
0709
DOUBLE TONER CARTRIDGE PACK
0710
RETURN DOUBLE TONER CARTRIDGE PACK
0711
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Important:
The number of printable pages are applicable when A4 plain paper SEF ( ) is used and printing is done
continuously in the print ratio of 5% in image density. Also, it satisfies the public values on the basis of JIS
X6931 (ISO/IEC 19752). These values are estimates and vary depending on conditions such as the
content being printed, paper size, paper type, the printer’s operating environment, initializing process
done when you turn on or off the printer, and adjustments to maintain print quality.
Note:
❏ The printable number of pages for the starter toner cartridge shipped with the printer is
approximately 1,000 pages.
❏ Each toner cartridge includes installation instructions on the box.
When to Order a Toner Cartridge
The LCD panel displays a warning when the toner cartridge nears its replacement time. Verify that
you have a replacement at hand. It is important to order a toner cartridge when the message first
appears to avoid interruptions to your printing. The LCD panel displays an error message when the
toner cartridge must be replaced.
To order a toner cartridge, contact our local representative office or authorized dealer.
Important:
This printer is designed to provide the most stable performance and print quality when used with the
recommended toner cartridge. Not using the toner cartridge recommended for this printer degrades the
performance and printing quality of the printer. You could also incur charges if the printer breaks down.
To receive customer support and achieve the optimum performance of the printer, be sure to use the
recommended toner cartridge.
Recycling Supplies
❏ For environmental protection and efficient use of resources, Epson reuses returned toner
cartridges and drums (photoreceptors) to make recycle parts, recycle materials or energy
recovery.
❏ Proper disposal is required for toner cartridges no longer needed. Do not open toner cartridges.
Return them to your local Epson representative.
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Storing Consumables
Store consumables in their original packaging until you need to use them. Do not store consumables
in:
❏ Temperatures greater than 40 ˚C (140 ˚F).
❏ An environment with extreme changes in humidity or temperature.
❏ Direct sunlight.
❏ Dusty places.
❏ A car for a long period of time.
❏ An environment where corrosive gases are present.
❏ An environment with salty air.
Managing the Printer
Checking or Managing the Printer with EpsonNet Config
When the printer is installed in a TCP/IP environment, you can check printer status and configure
settings using a web browser on a network computer. You can also use EpsonNet Config to check the
remaining volume of consumables and the paper loaded in this printer.
Note:
When using the printer as a local printer, you cannot use EpsonNet Config. For details on checking the
status of a local printer, refer to “Checking Printer Status with Status Monitor (Windows Only)” on
page 215.
Starting EpsonNet Config
Use the following procedure to start EpsonNet Config.
1. Launch your web browser.
2. Enter the IP address of the printer in the address bar, and then press the Enter key.
EpsonNet Config appears on your browser.
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Using Online Help
For details regarding the items that you can set on EpsonNet Config, click the Help button to display
the online Help.
Checking Printer Status with Status Monitor (Windows Only)
Status Monitor is a tool that is installed along with your print driver. It automatically checks the
printer status when you send a print job. Status Monitor can also check the status of the paper tray and
remaining amount of toner in the toner cartridge.
Starting Status Monitor
Double-click the Status Monitor icon on the taskbar or right-click the icon and select Printer
Selection.
If the Status Monitor icon is not displayed on the taskbar, open Status Monitor from the Start menu.
The following procedure uses Microsoft Windows 7 as an example.
1. Click Start — All Programs — EPSON — your printer — Activate Status Monitor.
The Printer Selection window appears.
2. Click the name of the desired printer from the list.
The Printer Status window appears.
For details on the functions of Status Monitor, refer to the Help of Status Monitor.
See Also:
“Status Monitor (Windows Only)” on page 23
Checking Printer Status Through E-mail
When connected in a network environment where e-mail exchange is available, the printer can send
an e-mail report to specified e-mail addresses containing the following information:
❏ The network settings and the printer status
❏ The error status which has occurred on the printer
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Setting the E-mail Environment
Access EpsonNet Config. On the Properties tab, configure the following settings according to your
e-mail environment. After configuring the settings on each window, always click Apply and then turn
off/on the printer to reboot. For details on each item, refer to the Help on EpsonNet Config.
Item
Item to be configured
Description
General Setup —
StatusMessenger
Recipient's E-mail Address
Specify up to two e-mail addresses to which notices about
changes in printer status or errors are sent.
Notification Items
Set the content of the notices to send via e‐mail.
Port Status
StatusMessenger
Select Enabled.
Protocol Settings —
E-mail
SMTP Server Settings
Select appropriate settings for sending and receiving
e-mails.
❏
Machine's E-mail
Address
❏
SMTP Server Address
❏
SMTP Server Port
Number
Send Authentication
❏
E-mail Send
Authentication
❏
Login Name
❏
Password
❏
Re-enter Password
POP3 Server Settings
❏
POP3 Server Address
❏
POP3 Server Port
Number
❏
Login Name
❏
Password
❏
Re-enter Password
Conserving Supplies
You can change several settings of your print driver to conserve toner and paper.
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Supply
Setting
Function
Toner cartridge
Toner Saving Mode in the
Graphics tab of the print
driver
This check box allows the users to select a print mode that uses
less toner. When this feature is used, the image quality will be
lower than when it is not used.
Print media
Multiple Up in the Layout
tab of the print driver
The printer prints two or more pages on one side of a sheet.
The available numbers that each print driver can print on one
sheet of paper are as follows:
❏
Microsoft Windows Print Driver: 2, 4, 8, or 16 pages
❏
Mac OS X Print Driver: 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 pages
Combined with the Duplex (2-sided) print setting, Multiple Up
allows you to print up to 32 pages on one sheet of paper. (16
images on the front and 16 on the back)
Checking Page Counts
You can print the System Settings page to check the total number of printed pages. The total number of
printed pages is shown in the Print Volume section, classified by paper sizes.
Single side print (including Multiple Up print) is counted as one job, and 2-sided print (including
Multiple Up print) is counted as two. During duplex (2-sided) printing, if an error occurs after one
side is printed properly, it is counted as one.
During duplex (2-sided) printing, a blank page may be inserted automatically depending on the
settings of the application. In this case, the blank page is counted as one page. If a blank page is inserted
during duplex (2-sided) printing for odd-number pages and the rear of the last odd-number page is
left blank, however, this page is excluded from page counting.
Note:
Refer to “Printing the System Settings Page” on page 137 for details on how to print the System Settings
page.
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Moving the Printer
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Disconnect the power cord, interface cable, and any other cables.
3. Remove all paper from the center output tray and close the output tray extension, if open.
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4. Remove the paper tray from the printer.
5. Lift the printer and move it gently.
Note:
If you move the printer over a long distance, be sure to remove the toner cartridge and pack the
printer inside a box to avoid spilling of the toner.
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6. Place the printer at a new location and replace the paper tray.
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Appendix A
Where To Get Help
Contacting Epson Support
Before Contacting Epson
If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the
troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact Epson support services for
assistance. If Epson support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased
your product.
Epson support will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the following information:
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
❏ Product model
❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Your computer operating system name and version
❏ Names and versions of the software applications you normally use with your product
Help for Users in Europe
Check your Pan-European Warranty Document for information on how to contact Epson support.
Help for Users in Taiwan
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
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World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.tw)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, and products enquiry are available.
Epson HelpDesk (Phone: +0280242008)
Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problems
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
Repair service center:
Telephone number
Fax number
Address
02-23416969
02-23417070
No.20, Beiping E. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100,
Taiwan
02-27491234
02-27495955
1F., No.16, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City
105, Taiwan
02-32340688
02-32340699
No.1, Ln. 359, Sec. 2, Zhongshan Rd., Zhonghe City, Taipei
County 235, Taiwan
039-605007
039-600969
No.342-1, Guangrong Rd., Luodong Township, Yilan
County 265, Taiwan
038-312966
038-312977
No.87, Guolian 2nd Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County 970,
Taiwan
03-4393119
03-4396589
5F., No.2, Nandong Rd., Pingzhen City, Taoyuan County
32455, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
03-5325077
03-5320092
1F., No.9, Ln. 379, Sec. 1, Jingguo Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu
City 300, Taiwan
04-23011502
04-23011503
3F., No.30, Dahe Rd., West Dist., Taichung City 40341,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
04-23805000
04-23806000
No.530, Sec. 4, Henan Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City 408,
Taiwan
05-2784222
05-2784555
No.463, Zhongxiao Rd., East Dist., Chiayi City 600, Taiwan
06-2221666
06-2112555
No.141, Gongyuan N. Rd., North Dist., Tainan City 704,
Taiwan
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Telephone number
Fax number
Address
07-5520918
07-5540926
1F., No.337, Minghua Rd., Gushan Dist., Kaohsiung City
804, Taiwan
07-3222445
07-3218085
No.51, Shandong St., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung City 807,
Taiwan
08-7344771
08-7344802
1F., No.113, Shengli Rd., Pingtung City, Pingtung County
900, Taiwan
Help for Users in Singapore
Sources of information, support, and services available from Epson Singapore are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.sg)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
Sales Enquiries, and Technical Support via e-mail are available.
Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586 3111)
Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problems
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
Help for Users in Thailand
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.th)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
and e-mail are available.
Epson Hotline (Phone: (66)2685-9899)
Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:
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❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problems
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
Help for Users in Vietnam
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
Epson Hotline (Phone):
84-8-823-9239
Service Center:
80 Truong Dinh Street, District 1, Hochiminh City
Vietnam
Help for Users in Indonesia
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.id)
❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download
❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail
Epson Hotline
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Technical support
Phone
(62) 21-572 4350
Fax
(62) 21-572 4357
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Epson Service Center
Jakarta
Mangga Dua Mall 3rd floor No 3A/B
Jl. Arteri Mangga Dua,
Jakarta
Phone/Fax: (62) 21-62301104
Bandung
Lippo Center 8th floor
Jl. Gatot Subroto No.2
Bandung
Phone/Fax: (62) 22-7303766
Surabaya
Hitech Mall lt IIB No. 12
Jl. Kusuma Bangsa 116 – 118
Surabaya
Phone: (62) 31-5355035
Fax: (62)31-5477837
Yogyakarta
Hotel Natour Garuda
Jl. Malioboro No. 60
Yogyakarta
Phone: (62) 274-565478
Medan
Wisma HSBC 4th floor
Jl. Diponegoro No. 11
Medan
Phone/Fax: (62) 61-4516173
Makassar
MTC Karebosi Lt. Ill Kav. P7-8
JI. Ahmad Yani No.49
Makassar
Phone: (62)411-350147/411-350148
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Help for Users in Hong Kong
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact Epson
Hong Kong Limited.
Internet Home Page
Epson Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to
provide users with the following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of Epson product drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
http://www.epson.com.hk
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax numbers:
Phone:
(852) 2827-8911
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
Help for Users in Malaysia
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.my)
❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download
❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail
Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Head Office.
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Phone:
603-56288288
Fax:
603-56288388/399
User’s Guide
Epson Helpdesk
❏ Sales enquiries and product information (Infoline)
Phone:
603-56288222
❏ Enquiries on repair services & warranty, product usage and technical support (Techline)
Phone:
603-56288333
Help for Users in the Philippines
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the Epson
Philippines Corporation at the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address below:
Trunk Line:
(63-2) 706 2609
Fax:
(63-2) 706 2665
Helpdesk Direct Line:
(63-2) 706 2625
E-mail:
epchelpdesk@epc.epson.com.ph
World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.ph)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
and E-mail Enquiries are available.
Toll-Free No. 1800-1069-EPSON(37766)
Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problems
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User’s Guide
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
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User’s Guide
Index
2
2 Sided Options.........................................................161, 166
CPU.......................................................................................13
Custom paper.....................................................................134
With Mac OS X driver..................................................136
With Windows print driver.........................................135
A
Adjust Altitude..................................................................156
Adjust BTR.........................................................................153
Adjust Fusing Unit............................................................154
Admin Menu......................................................................144
Auto Reset..........................................................................151
Automatic duplex printing..............................................124
Avoiding jams....................................................................174
B
Back button..........................................................................17
Basic printer problems......................................................188
C
Cancel Job button................................................................17
Canceling a print job.........................................................123
From computer..............................................................123
From operator panel......................................................123
Center output tray.............................................15, 176 , 184
Clean Developer................................................................155
Clearing jams.....................................................................174
Clearing paper jams
From center output tray................................................184
From front of printer.....................................................177
From paper tray.............................................................177
From Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)..............................180
From rear of printer......................................................182
Connecting printer..............................................................25
Connection specifications..................................................26
Connection type..................................................................26
Conserving supplies..........................................................216
Consumables......................................................................212
Contacting Epson..............................................................221
Contacting service.............................................................204
Continuous print speed......................................................11
D
Density Adjustment..........................................................155
Dimensions..........................................................................13
Display problems...............................................................188
Draft Mode.........................................................................164
Duplex printing.................................................................124
E
Energy Saver button/LED..................................................16
Envelope.............................................................................154
EpsonNet Config.................................................................21
Online help for...............................................................215
Starting............................................................................214
Error and warning messages............................................204
Error History......................................................................144
Error LED.............................................................................17
Ethernet..............................................................................144
Ethernet port..................................................................16, 26
F
F/W Version.......................................................................153
Fault Timeout....................................................................152
Font.....................................................................................161
Font Pitch...........................................................................163
Font Size.............................................................................163
Form Line...........................................................................164
Front cover...................................................................15, 176
Fusing system.......................................................................11
G
Getting help........................................................................204
Status Monitor alerts.....................................................204
Index
229
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H
Help
Epson...............................................................................221
I
Image Enhancement.........................................................164
Image Orientation.............................................................160
Initialize NVM...........................................................149, 156
Installing print driver
Linux..................................................................................89
Mac OS X..........................................................................83
Windows...........................................................................35
Interface................................................................................13
InternetServices.................................................................149
IP Filter...............................................................................149
J
Job History.........................................................................143
Job Timeout.......................................................................152
L
Labels...................................................................................154
Launcher...............................................................................23
Layout.................................................................................168
LCD.......................................................................................16
LCD panel.............................................................................17
LCD panel messages.........................................................204
Levers....................................................................................16
Light Card..................................................................153, 154
Line Termination..............................................................165
Liquid Crystal Display........................................................16
Loading envelopes in the paper tray...............................111
Loading print media.........................................................105
Paper tray........................................................................106
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI).........................................115
Low Toner Alert Msg........................................................153
LPD......................................................................................148
M
Machine Life......................................................................157
User’s Guide
Main components...............................................................15
Maintenance.......................................................................153
Manual duplex printing....................................................125
Memory capacity.................................................................13
Menu button........................................................................17
Meter Readings..................................................................144
mm / inch...........................................................................152
Mottle..................................................................................195
Multiple Up........................................................................217
N
Network..............................................................................144
Network connection setup.................................................39
Non Genuine Toner.................................................156, 205
O
OK button.............................................................................17
OPC drum....................................................................16, 176
Operator panel.....................................................................15
Ordering supplies..............................................................213
Output tray capacity............................................................12
Output tray extension.................................................15, 120
P
Page description language..................................................13
Panel Language..................................................................170
Panel Lock..................................................................157, 171
Panel Settings.....................................................................143
Panel Settings Page..............................................................17
Paper capacity......................................................................12
Paper chute...........................................................................16
Paper jam location.............................................................175
Center output tray.........................................................176
Front cover......................................................................176
Levers...............................................................................176
OPC drum.......................................................................176
Paper tray........................................................................176
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI).........................................176
Rear cover.......................................................................176
Paper jams...............................................177, 182 , 184 , 187
Paper tray........................................................................177
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI).........................................180
Index
230
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Paper Size...................................................................159, 167
Paper size..............................................................................12
Paper Tray..........................................................................103
Paper tray.............................................................12 , 15 , 176
Paper tray cover...................................................................15
Paper type.............................................................................12
Paper width guides......................................................15, 109
Parts name............................................................................15
PCL Fonts List...................................................................144
PCL print driver...................................................................35
PCL Settings.......................................................................159
PDF Password....................................................................167
PDF Settings.......................................................................166
Peer-to-peer..........................................................................77
Plain............................................................................153, 154
Point and Print....................................................................73
Port 9100.............................................................................148
Port Status..........................................................................158
Postcard......................................................................154, 155
PostScript Level3 Compatible print driver......................35
Power.....................................................................................13
Power connector..................................................................16
Power consumption............................................................13
Power saver mode.............................................................172
Power Saving Timer..........................................................150
Power switch........................................................................15
Print driver
Linux..................................................................................89
Mac OS X..........................................................................83
PCL....................................................................................35
PostScript Level3 Compatible........................................35
Windows...........................................................................35
XML Paper Specification..........................................35, 83
Print driver pre-install status.............................................36
Print media.........................................................................217
Dimensions.....................................................................106
Print Mode.........................................................................167
Print quality problems......................................................191
Printer
Managing........................................................................214
Messages..........................................................................200
Moving............................................................................218
Status...............................................................................215
Printer messages................................................................200
Printer Setting Utility..........................................................22
User’s Guide
Printer software...................................................................21
Printer status......................................................................215
Printing...............................................................................122
Basics...............................................................................100
Custom paper.................................................................134
From computer..............................................................122
method..............................................................................11
Problems.........................................................................189
With Web Services on Devices....................................140
Printing method..................................................................11
Printing problems.............................................................189
Printing with Web Services on Devices.........................140
Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)............12 , 15 , 104 , 176 , 180
Problems
contacting Epson...........................................................221
solving.............................................................................221
Product Features....................................................................9
Protocol...............................................................................148
PS Data Format.........................................................150, 159
PS Error Report.................................................................165
PS Fonts List.......................................................................144
PS Job Timeout..................................................................166
PS Settings..........................................................................165
Q
Quantity......................................................................164, 166
R
Ready LED............................................................................17
Rear cover.....................................................................16, 176
Rear cover handle................................................................16
Recycled......................................................................154, 155
Recycling supplies.............................................................213
Registration roller................................................................16
Report Page........................................................................137
Reset Wi-Fi.........................................................................147
Resetting to factory defaults.............................................173
Resolution.............................................................................11
S
Secure Settings...................................................................157
Service.................................................................................221
Index
231
AL-M200 Series
SNMP..................................................................................148
Software Download...........................................................158
Software installation............................................................25
Specifications.......................................................................11
Status Monitor alerts.........................................................204
StatusMessenger........................................................148, 215
Configuring....................................................................216
Storing consumables.........................................................214
Supplies
Recycling.........................................................................213
When to order................................................................213
Supported OS.......................................................................13
Symbol Set..........................................................................162
System Settings..........................................................143, 150
User’s Guide
X
XML Paper Specification print driver........................35, 83
T
TCP/IP................................................................................147
Tone.......................................................................................11
Toner access cover...............................................................15
Toner cartridge............................................................15, 208
Conserving......................................................................217
Install...............................................................................210
Remove............................................................................208
When to order................................................................213
When to replace.............................................................208
Toner Refresh....................................................................155
Total page counts..............................................................217
Transfer roller......................................................................16
Tray.....................................................................................168
Tray Settings......................................................................168
U
Usage environment.............................................................14
USB port.........................................................................16, 26
USB Settings.......................................................................158
W
Weight...................................................................................13
Wi-Fi Setup........................................................................145
Wi-Fi Status........................................................................145
Wireless network settings...................................................40
WPS Setup..........................................................................147
Index
232