Epson Stylus Pro 10000 - Archival Ink - Stylus Pro 10000 Print Engine Instruction manual

EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
®
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
Printer Guide
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Printed in USA
CPD-12208
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 Series
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PRINTER GUIDE
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Printed on recycled paper.
Copyright © 2001 by Epson America, Inc.
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use with these EPSON printers. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other
printers.
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CORPORATION.
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or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the
U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance instructions.
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Part Number: CPD-122085/01
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for
this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this
device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused
interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
For European Users
This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 89/336/EEC.
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference, in which case the
user may be required to take adequate measures.
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Contents
Introduction
Options and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How To Use Your Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using This Printer Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1 Setting Up the Printer
Installing the Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the Roll to the Paper Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the Paper Spindle in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Parallel Port (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Printer Software for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Printer Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Your Printer for Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up on a Macintosh Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up on a Windows 95, 98, or Me Network . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up on a Windows NT 4.0 or
Windows 2000 Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Print Head Alignment Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Handling Paper and Other Media
Selecting Media That Meet Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Printing on EPSON Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Printing Tips for EPSON Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
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Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guidelines for Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Roll Paper Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing Paper from the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Trim Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Cut Sheet Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Posterboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Heavy Stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Paper Hammock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Catching Printouts in Front of the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Catching Printouts Under the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registering Paper Thickness, Drying Time, and Suction . . . . . .
Selecting Registered Paper Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh
Choosing Page Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Media Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Background Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancelling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Printer Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Media Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Paper and Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Spool Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optimizing Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Monitoring and Configuring the Printer
Using the Control Panel to Monitor the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring Normal Printer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pausing and Resetting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Printer Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Status Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Ink Levels and Component Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Responding to Control Panel Lights and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Control Panel to Configure the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Default Roll Paper Margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning Off Paper Monitoring Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Printer’s Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Printer’s Code Page Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Control Panel Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer
Running a Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Head Cleaning Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head from the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Used Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the New Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Transporting or Storing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Printer for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving the Printer on the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Waste Ink System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7 Resolving Problems
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Improving Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Roll Paper Feed Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Specifications
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ECP Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction
Introducing a new era in wide-format color ink jet printing, the EPSON
Stylus® Pro 10000 delivers a combination of richly detailed image quality,
faster print speeds, and durable photographic output.
EPSON® offers the Stylus Pro 10000 in two models: Photographic Dye Ink
(Stylus Pro 10000) and Archival Ink (Stylus Pro 10000CF). The
Photographic Dye Ink model provides the widest color gamut at the lowest
cost. However, EPSON Archival™ Ink technology gives you photographic
images that will last up to 200 years, and provides a color gamut that rivals
dye-based inks.*
The printer provides resolutions up to 1440 × 720 dpi using EPSON’s
variable size droplet, Micro Piezo® DX3™ print head for precise and
consistent dot size. Individual, high-capacity ink cartridges with auto
ink-level detection provide increased productivity, ease of use, and low
per-print costs.
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 prints approximately 231 square feet per
hour using the printer’s fastest settings, and approximately 72 square feet per
hour when printing high-resolution photographic output. And with
EPSON’s Photo Accelerator Technology, even slower computers can achieve
full print engine performance.
The printer may also be equipped with an optional 44-inch auto take-up reel
that is compatible with most lamination systems and lets you run long print
jobs unattended. For complete flexibility, the EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 also
supports many third-party RIPs and comes with custom EPSON drivers and
utilities for photographs and other non-PostScript printing.
* Lightfastness rating is based on accelerated testing of prints on special media,
displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to
image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric
conditions. EPSON does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum
print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.
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Options and Accessories
Your EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 printer offers these optional upgrades and
accessories:
Optional equipment and software
Note
If you purchase the
optional 10/100 BaseT
Ethernet Type B interface
card, install it in the
optional interface slot on
the back of the printer.
See the EpsonNet
Internal Print Server
Administrator’s Manual
for instructions.
For network connectivity,
you must also install the
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
printer software on all
client systems. See
page 1-13 (Macintosh) or
page 1-15 (Windows) in
this manual.
Option
Part number
EpsonNet Internal Print Server (10/100 BaseT
Ethernet™ Type B interface card)
C823632A
Automatic Take-Up Reel System
C815172
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 2-inch
C811134
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 3-inch
C811122
Replacement Media Cutter Blade*
C815131
Manual Media Cutting System**
C815182
Replacement Manual Cutter Blade (for Manual
Media Cutting System)
C815192
* Replaces the blade for the printer’s built-in cutter (see page 6-11 for details).
** Designed for use with heavy media, which can damage the printer’s built-in
cutter.
You can purchase optional equipment and software, ink cartridges, paper,
and manuals from EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or you can visit the EPSON
Store™ at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Check the EPSON Pro Graphics web site at prographics.epson.com for
new accessories and options, including RIP software, which may become
available.
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How To Use Your Manuals
This guide is part of a set, which also includes the documentation listed
below:
•
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000/10000CF Unpacking and Assembly
Guide describes how to unpack and assemble the printer.
•
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 Quick Reference Guide provides a handy
summary of procedures for daily use and printer maintenance—loading
paper, replacing ink cartridges, running cleaning cycles, aligning the
print head, and clearing paper jams. Attach it to your printer for easy
reference.
•
The electronic Reference Guide on the EPSON printer driver CD-ROM
provides additional information about the printer, drivers, and utility
software. You can read the guide using a web browser, such as
Netscape® Navigator® or Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 3.0 or
later.
Using This Printer Guide
This guide contains the following information:
Chapter 1 describes how to install ink cartridges, load roll paper, install the
printer software, and prepare for printing. It also explains how to set up the
printer for sharing.
Chapter 2 gives instructions for loading and printing on various media, and
for using the paper hammock.
Chapter 3 describes how to use the EPSON printer driver and the Monitor3
utility to print from a Macintosh.
Chapter 4 explains how to print from Windows using the EPSON printer
driver and utilities.
Chapter 5 explains how to use the printer’s control panel to monitor the
printer’s status and configure printer settings.
Chapter 6 gives instructions for cleaning and aligning the print head,
replacing ink cartridges and the cutter blade, and cleaning and transporting
the printer.
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Chapter 7 provides troubleshooting tips and solutions for problems
involving print quality, printer operation, and paper handling.
Appendix A provides the technical specifications for your printer, media,
and ink cartridges.
An Index is included at the end of the book.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
You’ll find this information throughout this guide:
Warning
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note
TIP
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips contain additional hints on how to get the most out of your printer.
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical support and information on the installation,
configuration, and operation of professional graphics arts products through
the EPSON PreferredSM Protection Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611, 6 AM to
8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, and 7 AM to 4 PM, Pacific
Time, Saturday.
Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is
included with the EPSON Preferred Protection Plan information that came
with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of
purchase.
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EPSON also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World
Wide Web. You can reach EPSON Support at http://support.epson.com. At
this site, you can download drivers and other files, look at product
documentation, access troubleshooting information, and receive technical
advice through e-mail.
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, and accessories from EPSON at
(800) 873-7766, or visit the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S.
sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Note
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer in either a standalone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your system should include the requirements listed below:
If you are not using Photo
Printing Accelerator in
your driver (see page 3-4
for details), or if you are
using a software or
hardware RIP, you must
have a Power Macintosh
G4 with 500 MHz or
higher processor and
512MB RAM to keep the
printer running at full
engine speed.
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For USB connection: Power Macintosh® G3, G4, or iMac™ series
(System 8.5.1 through 9.1; System 9.1 recommended)
For IEEE 1394 connection: iMac DV, G3, or G4 series (System 8.6 or
later with FireWire® Update 2.1 or later)
For 10/100 BaseT Ethernet connection: iMac, G3, or G4 series (System
8.5.1 through 9.1)
•
350 MHz or higher processor
•
256MB of RAM
For optimum
performance, we
recommend the latest
Macintosh system
available with a
FireWire connection.
•
At least 50MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least
150MB of free hard disk space for processing files (2GB or more
available hard disk space recommended)
•
Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the
printer software
If you are running System
8.5.1 on an iMac, Apple
recommends that you
download iMac Update
1.1 from their web site.
•
For USB connection: a compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB”
cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft
(2 meters) long
For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a compliant IEEE 1394 port
and a shielded IEEE 1394 cable
For network connection: the optional EpsonNet Print Server (described
on page 2) and compatible cable
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Note
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer in either a standalone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your system should include the requirements listed below:
If you are not using Photo
Printing Accelerator in
your driver (see page 4-3
for details), or if you
are using a software or
hardware RIP, you
must have a Pentium III
700 MHz or higher
processor with 512MB
RAM to keep the printer
running at full engine
speed.
Caution
Using an improperly
shielded USB cable—
especially a cable more
than 6.6 ft. (2 meters)
long—may cause the
printer to malfunction.
•
IBM®-compatible PC with a Pentium® II 400 MHz or higher processor
recommended
•
For parallel connection: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, or 2000
For USB connection: PC with USB port running Windows 98 (factory
installed), Me, or 2000
For IEEE 1394 connection: PC with FireWire port running
Windows Me or 2000
For 10/100 BaseT Ethernet connection: Ethernet equipped PC running
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, or 2000
•
256MB of RAM
•
At least 50MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least
150MB of free hard disk space for processing files (2GB or more
available hard disk space recommended)
•
Quad-speed (4×) CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer
software
•
For parallel connection: a high-speed bidirectional, IEEE-1284
compliant parallel cable, 6 to 10 ft. (1.8 to 3 m) long, with a D-SUB,
25-pin, male connector for your computer and a 36-pin, Centronics®
compatible connector for the printer
For USB connection: a computer running Windows 98, Me, or 2000
with a Windows compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable
from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft. (2 meters)
long
For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a compliant IEEE 1394 port
and a shielded IEEE 1394 cable
For network connection: the optional EpsonNet Print Server (described
on page 2) and compatible cable
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ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The EPA ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program is a voluntary
partnership with the computer and office equipment industry to promote
the introduction of energy-efficient personal computers, monitors, printers,
fax machines, and copiers in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by
power generation.
Caution
Always turn the printer
off using the Power
button. When you press
this button, the Operate
light flashes briefly, then
goes out. Do not unplug
the printer or turn off the
power to the printer until
the Operate light is off.
This ensures that the
print head is safely
capped.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure
you use the equipment safely and effectively.
•
Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp
cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer.
•
Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or
heating vent. Avoid areas subject to rapid changes in temperature and
humidity or shock and vibrations.
•
Do not place the printer near a window or in direct sunlight. Bright
light can interfere with the paper sensors, causing paper jams and related
problems.
•
Keep the entire system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless
telephones.
•
Place the printer on a flat surface. It will not operate properly if it is
tilted or at an angle.
•
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer case or insert objects
through the slots.
•
Use only the type of power source indicated on the label.
•
Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using
outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that
regularly switch on and off. Do not use outlets controlled by wall
switches or timers.
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•
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plugs can be easily
unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
•
Do not let the power cords become damaged or frayed.
•
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere
rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all
devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s
ampere rating.
•
Except as specifically explained in the documentation, do not attempt to
service the printer yourself. Opening or removing those covers that are
marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to dangerous voltage points
or other risks. Refer all servicing in those compartments to service
personnel.
•
Power down the printer from the control panel, unplug the printer and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if
the equipment has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does
not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
•
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridges during
printing.
•
To avoid damaging the printer, do not move the print head by hand.
•
Under normal circumstances, ink will not come out of the cartridge. If it
does get on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your
eyes, flush them immediately with water.
•
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the
ink.
•
Do not store ink cartridges at high or freezing temperatures. Keep
cartridges away from direct sunlight.
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•
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could
result in damage to the print head.
•
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its
package. Leaving the cartridge unpacked for a long time before use may
result in reduced print quality.
•
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge
package. For best results, use cartridges within six months of installation.
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Chapter 1:
Setting Up
the Printer
Once you’ve assembled the printer, you’re ready to finish setting it up. Even
if you have no experience, you can easily complete this process. You should
allow at least two hours so that you don’t feel rushed.
This chapter covers the following information:
Note
Before you begin this
chapter, complete the
instructions in the
Unpacking and
Assembly Guide.
Note
The ink cartridges that
came with your printer
include a special chip
that causes the printer to
initialize as the correct
ink model. Make sure
you install these ink
cartridges when you
set up the printer.
•
Installing the ink cartridges
•
Loading the roll paper
•
Running a nozzle check
•
Connecting the printer to your computer
•
Installing the printer software and configuring it for network use, if
necessary
•
Aligning the print head from the printer software
Installing the Ink Cartridges
It’s important that the first ink cartridges you install be the ones that came
with the printer. The chips on these cartridges are programmed to cause the
printer to initialize as the correct ink model: Archival Ink or Photographic
Dye Ink. Ink cartridges that you later buy from EPSON do not have the
same program on their chips.
Before you begin, make sure that the printer is plugged into a grounded
outlet. Then locate the ink cartridges that came with the printer. Follow
these steps to install the cartridges:
1. Press the P Power button on the control panel to turn the printer on.
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2. Push the indentation on the ink compartment cover to release the lock
and open the cover. INK COMPART. OPEN appears on the display on
the printer’s control panel.
3. Push down on the top of the first cartridge clamp and pull it forward.
Caution
Be careful not to touch
the green computer
chip on one side of the
cartridge. This may
affect normal operation
and printing.
4. Locate the package for the black ink cartridge and open it. Remove the
cartridge. If you’re installing Archival Ink cartridges, shake the cartridge
gently, as shown.
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Warning
5. Hold the cartridge so the arrow mark on the left side of the cartridge is
pointing to the rear of the printer. Insert the cartridge into the slot.
Don’t force it.
If ink gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets
in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Note
6. Push the clamp back up into the locked position.
If you can’t insert the
cartridge smoothly,
you may have the
wrong cartridge.
Caution
Never turn off the printer,
change the position of
the paper set lever, or
open the lower cover or
ink compartment cover
while the Pause light
is flashing.
7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for the other ink cartridges. When you’re
done, close the ink compartment cover.
The printer begins charging the advanced ink delivery system. The Pause
light on the control panel flashes and the printer makes various sounds.
Charging takes about 4 minutes. Do not turn off the printer or interrupt
this important process or you’ll use up more ink than necessary. When the
Pause light stops flashing and Paper Out appears on the control panel
display, you’re ready to load the roll paper.
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Loading the Roll Paper
Loading roll paper involves three steps: attaching the roll to the paper
spindle, inserting the spindle in the printer, and loading the paper for
printing. Before you begin, remove the paper from its box and remove the
plastic cap and protective covering. Then locate one of the paper spindles
that was packed in your printer box.
Attaching the Roll to the Paper Spindle
Follow these steps to attach the roll to the spindle:
1. Slide the movable paper stop (flange) off the left end of the spindle.
Note
Avoid touching the
printable surface of
the paper as much as
possible. Oils from
your skin can affect
print quality.
2. Position the roll so the paper unwinds as shown:
3. Slide the roll onto the spindle so it fits securely against the fixed paper
stop.
4. Slide the movable paper stop back onto the spindle and insert it into the
end of the roll. Make sure that it is firmly fixed into the left end of the
paper roll.
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Note
Inserting the Paper Spindle in the Printer
Follow these steps to insert the spindle in the printer:
You can have two rolls of
paper in the printer at the
same time, and print on
either one. If you have
two rolls, make sure to
wind one of the roll paper
belts that came with your
printer around the end of
the roll you’re not using.
See page 2-7 for more
information.
1. Open the roll paper cover. Position the spindle so that the white end
(with the wide fixed paper stop) is on the right.
black
white
2. Insert the white end into the right mounting bracket inside the printer.
You can use either the upper or lower bracket.
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Note
3. Place the black end of the spindle into the corresponding left mounting
bracket inside the printer.
When you remove the
spindle, lift the left end
out first. See page 2-8 for
details on removing paper
from the spindle.
Loading the Roll Paper
Follow these steps to load the roll paper for printing:
Note
1. Press the Paper Source button on the control panel until the Roll
Auto Cut light comes on.
To avoid feeding excess
paper, make sure you
don’t select Sheet when
you’re using roll paper.
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Caution
2. Pull the paper set lever out, to the released position. The Paper Out
light on the control panel comes on and LOAD PAPER appears on the
control panel display.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing.
3. Feed the paper into the paper slot.
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4. Pull the paper down so it extends all the way through the slot.
5. Turn the roll back to remove the slack. Then align the paper with the
two rows of holes at the paper exit.
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Caution
6. Push the paper set lever all the way in, then close the roll paper cover.
PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears briefly on the control panel display.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing.
7. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the paper feeds into
printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel
display. (Even if you don’t press Pause, the paper and printer will move
into printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
Running a Nozzle Check
The nozzle check prints a pattern of dots that lets you see if any print head
nozzles are clogged. You can also use the nozzle check at this point to make
sure the printer is operating correctly before you connect it to your
computer.
There are two ways to run a nozzle check.
•
Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described below
•
Using the Nozzle Check utility from your printer software, as described
on page 6-1 (not available if you’re accessing the printer over a network)
Follow these steps to print a nozzle check using the control panel buttons:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and paper is loaded.
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2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel until you see TEST
PRINT MENU on the display.
3. Press the Item button. You see NOZZLE CHECK=PRINT on the
display.
4. Press the Enter button. The nozzle check prints as shown below.
If all the lines on the check pattern are complete, with no gaps in the
pattern, the print head doesn’t need cleaning:
If dots are missing from the pattern, as shown below, you need to run a
cleaning cycle. See page 6-1 for instructions.
If the nozzle check fails to print, make sure your ink cartridges are correctly
installed. Then run a cleaning cycle, as described on page 6-1. If this doesn’t
work, turn off the printer and make sure that the interface cable is securely
plugged in and that it meets the required specifications, as described on
page 5 or 6.
If the nozzle check still fails to print, check the control panel display for any
error messages and contact your dealer, or contact EPSON as described on
page 4.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
Note
Check the system
requirements on page 5
or 6 before connecting
your printer to make sure
your system meets or
exceeds the minimum
requirements.
Depending on your system, you can connect the printer to your computer
using any of the following:
•
USB interface—for Windows 98, Me, 2000, and Macintosh
•
Parallel interface—for Windows
•
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface—for Windows Me, 2000, and
Macintosh
•
EpsonNet Print Server—network connectivity for all systems (with
purchase of the optional 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Type B interface card)
For instructions on connecting the printer using EpsonNet Print Server, see
the documentation that came with your card. For all other interfaces, see the
appropriate section below.
Connecting to the USB Port
To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard shielded USB
cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer:
1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.
2. Connect the
of your printer.
end of the USB cable to the USB port on the back
Note
If the printer doesn’t
work when you attach
it to a first tier USB hub
port, connect it directly
to the USB port on
your computer.
3. Connect the
end of the USB cable to your computer’s USB
port or a first tier USB hub port.
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Connecting to a Parallel Port (Windows Only)
To use the printer’s built-in parallel interface, you need a shielded,
bidirectional, parallel cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to
your computer:
1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s interface. Then
squeeze the wire clips together until they lock into place on both sides.
3. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer’s parallel port.
Connecting to the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Port
To connect the printer to the IEEE 1394 port, you need a standard shielded
IEEE 1394 cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your
computer.
1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.
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2. Connect one end of the IEEE 1394 cable to the IEEE 1394 port on the
back of your printer.
3. Connect the other end of the IEEE 1394 cable to your computer’s
IEEE 1394 port.
Caution
Turn off all virus
protection programs
before you install your
printer software.
Installing Printer Software for Macintosh
After connecting the printer to your Macintosh, you need to install the
printer driver and utilities included on your printer software CD-ROM.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or DVD drive.
Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM to open its window.
3. Double-click the
icon for your model: Printer Driver Installer
Photographic Dye or Printer Driver Installer EPSON Archival Ink.
4. Double-click the Installer icon.
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5. At the first screen, click Continue. The following dialog box appears:
6. Click the Install button, then click Continue on the next screen.
7. Follow the instructions to install your software and select a default paper
size. When you see a message informing you that installation is
complete, click Restart to restart your Macintosh.
Note
If you’re on an AppleTalk
network and the
AppleTalk setting in the
Chooser is Active, you
may see an alert
message when you click
the USB port icon. Make
the AppleTalk setting
Inactive, then select the
USB port icon. If you’re
using your Macintosh in
an Ethernet environment,
you can leave the
AppleTalk setting Active.
8. After your Macintosh restarts, select Chooser from the Apple menu.
If you’re going to be sharing the printer on an AppleTalk® network, skip
the rest of these steps. Instead see “Setting Up on a Macintosh Network”
on page 1-17 to finish configuring the printer.
9. Click the SPro 10000 or SPro 10000CF icon, then click the icon for
your USB port.
SPro 10000 identifies
the driver for the
Photographic Dye
Ink model, and SPro
10000CF identifies the
driver for the Archival
Ink model.
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10. Select the appropriate Background Printing radio button to turn
background printing on or off.
With background printing on, you can use your Macintosh while it’s
preparing a document for printing, and use the EPSON Monitor3
utility to manage print jobs.
11. Close the Chooser.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 3.
Installing Printer Software for Windows
After connecting the printer to your computer, you need to install the
printer driver and utilities on your printer software CD-ROM. Follow these
steps:
1. Make sure your printer is turned off.
2. Turn on your computer and start Windows.
3. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or DVD driver.
The installer starts automatically:
If it doesn’t start, double-click My Computer. Then double-click your
CD-ROM icon.
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Note
SPro 10000 identifies
the driver for the
Photographic Dye
Ink model, and SPro
10000CF identifies the
driver for the Archival
Ink model.
If you’re using Windows
2000 and have
connected your printer
with a parallel cable or
network interface card,
click the Stop Searching
button at step 6 and go to
step 7.
4. Double-click the driver installation for your printer model. If you have
the Photographic Dye Ink model, double-click Install Stylus Pro
10000 With Photographic Dye Technology. If you have the Archival
Ink model, double-click Install Stylus Pro 10000 With Archival Ink
Technology.
5. Click OK in the next window to start printer software installation. You
see windows opening on your screen during driver installation. On
Windows 95 and NT, the Status Monitor 3 utility is also installed now.
6. Windows 95 or NT: Turn on your printer and go to step 7.
Windows 98, Me, or 2000: You see a window asking you to turn on
your printer. Press the P Power button until the Operate light comes
on. After a few moments, the software configures your printer port and
installs the Status Monitor 3 utility.
7. When you see a message informing you that installation is complete,
click OK.
8. Click the
icon to exit the installer.
9. If you’re using Windows 95 or NT, or if the final installation
completion screen asked you to do so, restart your computer now.
If you want to share the printer with other computers, see the next section
for configuration instructions.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 4.
Setting Up Your Printer for Sharing
Follow the steps in the appropriate section to configure your computer to
share the printer on a network:
•
“Setting Up on a Macintosh Network” on page 1-17
•
“Setting Up on a Windows 95, 98, or Me Network” on page 1-19
•
“Setting Up on a Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 Network” on
page 1-22
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Setting Up on a Macintosh Network
Note
This section tells you
how to configure your
printer as a shared printer
on a network. To connect
your printer directly to a
network without setting
it up as a shared printer,
consult your network
administrator.
This section explains how to set up the Stylus Pro 10000 as a shared printer
on an AppleTalk network. First install the printer software on every
computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-13.
Then configure the host Macintosh (the computer to which you connected
the printer) to share the printer, and configure the client Macintosh
computers to connect to it, as described in the next two sections.
Configuring the Host Macintosh
Perform these steps on the Macintosh to which you connected the printer:
1. Turn on the printer, open the Chooser, and click the printer’s icon.
Then select the icon for the USB port your printer is connected to.
Note
2. Click the On radio button to turn Background Printing on.
Turning background
printing on allows you to
use Monitor3 to manage
the print queue on the
host computer. See
page 3-14 for details.
3. Click the Setup button. You see the following dialog box.
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4. Check Share this Printer, then type a name for the printer and
password information as needed.
5. Click OK. The name of the shared printer appears in the port list in the
Chooser.
6. Close the Chooser.
Configuring the Client Macintosh Computers
Perform these steps on every Macintosh that will need to access the printer:
1. Open the Chooser, click the printer’s icon, and then select the shared
printer name on the right. You can only select from the printers
connected to your current AppleTalk zone.
Note
To avoid unnecessary
spooling, background
printing should be turned
off for all client
computers.
2. If you’re prompted for a password, enter the password for the printer
and click OK.
3. Make sure Background Printing is turned off. Then close the Chooser.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 3.
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Setting Up on a Windows 95, 98, or Me Network
Note
This section tells you
how to configure your
printer as a shared printer
on a network. To connect
your printer directly to a
network without setting
it up as a shared printer,
consult your network
administrator.
This section tells you how to set up your printer so that computers on the
network can share it. First install the printer software on every computer that
will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-15.
Then configure the host computer (the computer to which you connected
the printer) to share the printer, and configure the client computers to
connect to it.
Configuring the Host Computer
Perform these steps on the computer to which you connected the printer:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. Click the File and Print Sharing button. You see this dialog box:
Note
If you see a dialog box
requesting the Windows
CD-ROM, insert the
CD-ROM and follow the
screen prompts. If you
see a message asking
you to restart your
computer, do so. Then
continue with step 6.
4. Select the I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s)
check box and click OK.
5. In the Network window, click OK.
6. In the Control Panel, double-click Printers.
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7. Select your printer, then choose Sharing on the File menu (Properties
for Windows 95). You see a dialog box similar to the following:
8. Select Shared As, enter the printer information as needed, then
click OK.
Configuring the Client Computers
Perform these steps on every computer that will need to access the printer:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
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3. The Add Printer Wizard screen appears. Click Next. You see a window
like the following:
4. Click Network printer, then click Next.
5. Click Browse.
6. Double-click the icon of the host computer (directly connected to the
printer). Then click the printer’s icon.
7. Click OK and follow the messages on the screen to complete
configuration.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 4.
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Setting Up on a Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000
Network
Note
This section tells you how
to configure your printer
as a shared printer on a
small network. To
connect your printer
directly to a network
without setting it up as a
shared printer, or to set it
up for sharing on a large
network, consult your
network administrator.
This section tells you how to set up your printer so that computers on the
network can share it. First install the printer software on every computer that
will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-15.
Then configure the host computer (the computer to which you connected
the printer) to share the printer, and configure the client computers to
connect to it.
Configuring the Host Computer
Perform these steps on the computer to which you connected the printer:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Select your printer icon, then select Sharing from the File menu. You
see a window like the following:
3. Click the Shared (Windows NT) or Shared as (Windows 2000)
button and enter a share name for the printer. Don’t select any drivers
from the Alternate Drivers (Windows NT) or Additional Drivers
(Windows 2000) list.
4. Click OK.
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Configuring the Client Computers
Perform these steps on every computer that will need to access the printer:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Right-click your printer icon, then click Properties (Document
Defaults for Windows NT).
3. Click the Ports tab to display the following window:
4. Click Add Port. You see the Printer Ports dialog box:
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5. Select Local Port, then click New Port. The following dialog box
appears:
6. In the text box, type the appropriate information for your system using
the syntax below, then click OK:
\\name of computer connected to the printer\name of the shared printer
7. In the Printer Ports dialog box, click Close.
8. On the Ports screen, make sure the new port is added and its checkbox is
selected. Then click OK.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 4.
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Aligning the Print Head
TIP
It’s a good idea always to
run a nozzle check before
you align the print head.
This ensures that the
print head alignment
patterns print correctly.
Before you use the printer, you should align the print head to ensure
accurate, clean printouts. You can run the Print Head Alignment utility at
this point to check software installation and make sure your printer is set up
correctly.
You may have to run the Print Head Alignment utility several times before
your printer is ready to use. Make sure that you’ve run a nozzle check, as
described on page 1-9, before you begin. If the print nozzles are clogged, the
print head alignment patterns won’t print correctly and your print head
alignment won’t be accurate.
There are two ways to align the print head:
•
Using the Print Head Alignment utility in your printer software, as
described below (not available if you’re accessing the printer over a
network)
•
Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described on page 6-5
Both procedures align the print head for all modes and resolutions.
Running the Print Head Alignment Utility
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and roll paper at
least 24 inches wide is loaded.
2. Access the printer settings dialog box, as described on page 3-3
(Macintosh) or page 4-1 (Windows).
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers.
Right-click your printer icon, then select Properties (Windows 95, 98,
or Me), Document Defaults (Windows NT), or Printing Preferences
(Windows 2000).
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3. Macintosh: Click the
utility button.
Windows: Click the Utility tab.
4. Click the Print Head Alignment button.
5. Follow the messages on your screen. The printer prints the head
alignment patterns. Two rows consisting of sets of 15 bars are printed
across the width of the paper.
Note
6. Examine the first row. You see a series of alignment patterns similar to
the pattern below across the width of the paper. Determine which bar in
the first pattern has the smallest gaps. In the example below, #8 has the
smallest gaps.
If bar #8 (the current
alignment setting) shows
the smallest gaps for both
rows, the print head is
aligned. Click Finish to
exit the Print Head
Alignment utility.
7. Look at the other patterns in the first row to see if the same bar
consistently has the smallest gaps. If not, choose the bar that generally
has the smallest gaps.
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8. Use the arrow keys for row #1 to select the number for the best aligned
bar.
Note
9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for row #2.
You may have to realign
the print head several
times before you use the
printer for the first time.
10. If you chose a bar that did not consistently have the smallest gaps, click
the Realignment button and repeat from step 4. Repeat this step until
you can choose a bar that is consistently the best aligned in every pattern
in the row.
11. When your alignment printout shows that bar #8 consistently has the
smallest gaps for both rows, click Finish.
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Chapter 2:
Handling
Paper and
Other Media
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 prints on a variety of media, including roll
paper and cut sheets up to 44 inches wide. You can also use heavy stock,
including posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Selecting media that meet your printer’s requirements
•
Printing on EPSON media
•
Using roll paper
•
Using cut sheet paper
•
Using the paper hammock
•
Setting paper configurations for non-EPSON media
Selecting Media That Meet Requirements
Note
You can purchase roll
paper spindles and
other accessories or
options from the EPSON
Pro Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer.
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, plain paper, and other media.
The printer comes with two 2-inch spindles, so you can have two types of
roll paper available for printing at all times (with manual switching).
High-tension spindles are also available (in both 2-inch and 3-inch
diameters), recommended for media such as EPSON Synthetic Paper and
Fine Art Paper.
The following table shows the paper requirements for your printer:
Paper requirements
Roll paper
Cut sheets
Size
8.3 to 44.02 in. wide
(210.8 to 1118 mm)
8.5 × 11 in. to 44 × 62.2 in.
(up to 1118 × 1580 mm)
Maximum
external roll
diameter
2 in. core: 4 in. (103 mm) when
using 2 rolls
3 in. core: 5.9 in. (150 mm)
when using 1 roll
—
Thickness
3.15 to 19.7 mil (0.8 to 0.5 mm)
3.15 to 59 mil (0.8 to 1.5 mm)
Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-EPSON papers or other
media, you may need to “profile” their thickness and ink drying time. See
page 2-18 for instructions.
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Printing on EPSON Media
Note
Check the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer for new
papers and other media
that may be available.
EPSON papers, which are specially formulated for the inks used in the
printer, ensure high-quality results. The following tables list the product
codes for the EPSON media available for your printer.
Stylus Pro 10000 Photographic Dye Ink model media product codes
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Presentation Matte
Paper
44-inch roll: S041220
36-inch roll: S041221
24-inch roll: S041295
—
Glossy Paper
Heavyweight
44-inch roll: S041226
36-inch roll: S041227
24-inch roll: S041291
—
Semigloss Paper
Heavyweight
44-inch roll: S041228
36-inch roll: S041229
24-inch roll: S041292
—
Photo Glossy Paper
44-inch roll: SP91002
36-inch roll: SP91001
24-inch roll: SP91021
—
Photo Semigloss Paper
44-inch roll: SP91004
36-inch roll: SP91003
24-inch roll: SP91022
—
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
13-inch roll: S041378
8.3-inch roll: S041376
11 × 17" (B): S041290
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041288
13 × 19" (SB): S041289
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
—
Letter: S041331
13 × 19" (SB): S041327
Backlight Film
44-inch roll: S041484
36-inch roll: S041483
24-inch roll: S041482
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041131
16.5 × 23.4" (A2): S041130
Photo Quality Glossy
Film
—
Letter: S041072
8.3 × 11.7" (A4): S041071
11 × 17" (B): S041075
13 × 19" (SB): S041074
Posterboard Semigloss
—
20.25 × 28.75": S041237
28 × 40": S041236
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Stylus Pro 10000 Photographic Dye Ink model media product codes (cont.)
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Premium Luster Photo
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041463
36-inch roll: S041462
24-inch roll: S041461
13-inch roll: S041409
8.3-inch roll: S041408
Letter: S041405
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041406
13 × 19" (SB): S041407
Doubleweight Matte
Paper
44-inch roll: S041387
36-inch roll: S041386
24-inch roll: S041385
—
Matte
Paper-Heavyweight
—
Letter: S041257
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041260
13 × 19" (SB): S041263
Photo Paper
13-inch roll: S041233
Letter: S041141, S041271,
S041272
8.3 × 11.7" (A4) S041140
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041142
11 × 17" (B): S041156
13 × 19" (SB): S041143
8.3 × 23.4" (Panoramic):
S041145
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
—
11 × 17" (B): S041070
13 × 19" (SB): S041069
16.5 × 23.4" (A2): S041079
17 × 22" (C): S041171
16.5" × 49.21' (Banner):
S041102
360 dpi paper
—
13 × 19" (SB): S041066
*
Requires optional 3-inch high tension spindle
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Note
Check the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer for new
papers and other media
that may be available.
Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model media product codes
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Doubleweight Matte
Paper
44-inch roll: S041387
36-inch roll: S041386
24-inch roll: S041385
—
Glossy Paper Photo
Weight
44-inch roll: S041389
22-inch roll: S041388
13 × 19" (SB): S041456
Smooth Fine Art
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041433
36-inch roll: S041432
24-inch roll: S041431
24 × 30": S041434
36 × 44": S041435
Backlight Film
44-inch roll: S041484
36-inch roll: S041483
24-inch roll: S041482
—
Synthetic Paper**
44-inch roll: S041401
36-inch roll: S041400
24-inch roll: S041399
—
Adhesive Synthetic
Paper
44-inch roll: S041404
36-inch roll: S041403
24-inch roll: S041402
—
Photo Glossy Paper
44-inch roll: SP91002
36-inch roll: SP91001
24-inch roll: SP91021
—
Photo Semigloss Paper 44-inch roll: SP91004
36-inch roll: SP91003
24-inch roll: SP91022
—
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper*
13-inch roll: S041378
8.3-inch roll: S041376
Letter: S041286
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041288
13 × 19" (SB): S041289
11 × 17" (B): S041290
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
—
Letter: S041331
13 × 19" (SB): S041327
Adhesive Vinyl
44-inch roll: S041438
36-inch roll: S041437
24-inch roll: S041436
—
Canvas
44-inch roll: S041533
36-inch roll: S041532
24-inch roll: S041531
—
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Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model media product codes (cont.)
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Premium Luster Photo
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041463
36-inch roll: S041462
24-inch roll: S041461
13-inch roll: S041409
8.3-inch roll: S041408
Letter: S041405
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041406
13 × 19" (SB): S041407
Posterboard for
Archival Ink
—
***
Textured Fine Art
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041449
36-inch roll: S041448
24-inch roll: S041447
24 × 30": S041450
36 × 44": S041451
Tyvek® Brillion™
44-inch roll: S041496
36-inch roll: S041495
24-inch roll: S041494
—
Scrim Vinyl
***
—
Archival Matte
***
Letter: S041341
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041343
13 × 19" (SB): S041339
Watercolor PaperRadiant White
—
13 × 19" (SB): S041351
*
Requires optional 3-inch high tension spindle
** Requires optional 2-inch high tension spindle
*** Not available at time of printing. For product codes and availability, visit the
EPSON Pro Graphics web site at http://prographics.epson.com.
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Printing Tips for EPSON Media
Follow these tips for using and storing printing materials:
Note
You can purchase roll
paper spindles and other
accessories or options
from the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer.
•
Avoid touching the printable surface of the paper or other media with
bare hands. Fingerprints may affect print quality. Handle media by the
edges or use cotton gloves.
•
Always choose the correct Media Type setting in your printer software
before you send your job. See page 3-7 (Macintosh) or page 4-4
(Windows) for instructions.
•
Always select the correct paper source (roll or sheet) in both the printer
software and on the printer’s control panel. See page 3-2 (Macintosh) or
page 4-6 (Windows) for instructions on selecting the paper source in
your printer software.
•
Keep unused media in its original packaging and store it in a cool, dry
place to avoid a decline in quality. Avoid storing media or printouts
where they will be exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct
sunlight.
Using Roll Paper
The printer comes with two 2-inch spindles, so you can have two types or
sizes of roll paper available for printing. You can use any roll paper with a
2-inch core, up to 44 inches wide. With the optional high-tension 3-inch
spindle, you can also use roll paper that has a 3-inch core (one roll at a time).
Manually switching from one paper roll to another is a simple process.
For instructions on attaching roll paper to a spindle and loading it in the
printer, see page 1-4 through 1-9. This section covers the following:
•
Guidelines for using roll paper
•
Using the roll paper belts
•
Removing paper from the spindle
•
Cutting paper manually with the built-in cutter
•
Printing trim lines
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Guidelines for Using Roll Paper
Follow these guidelines when you print on roll paper:
•
When both spindles have roll paper on them, wrap one of the roll paper
belts around the roll you’re not using. This keeps the paper out of the
way.
•
To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure the Sheet light on the control
panel is off. Press the Paper Source button until one of the Roll lights
comes on.
•
Choose Roll Auto Cut if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed.
•
Choose Roll Cutter Off if you’re printing on canvas, vinyl, or other
heavy media. Media that is too thick may damage the cutter. Also
choose this setting if you’re using the optional auto take-up reel, or if
you want to print a series of pages and keep them together for later
cutting.
•
To protect it, always store unused roll paper in its original package—
including the bag, end caps, and box.
•
Avoid touching the printable surface of the paper. Oils from your skin
can affect print quality.
Using the Roll Paper Belts
To keep the paper wound when you’re not printing, use one of the roll paper
belts included with your printer.
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When you’re not using the roll paper belt, keep it wound around the end of
the spindle.
roll paper belt
Removing Paper from the Spindle
If you need to remove the paper roll from the spindle, follow these steps:
1. Open the roll paper cover and lift out the roll and spindle. Lift out the
left end of the spindle and roll first, and then the right end.
Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while
the Operate or Pause
light is flashing.
To avoid damaging the
spindle, do not tap the
end of the spindle
on the floor.
If the paper is loaded for printing, pull the paper set lever out to the
released position, then roll up the paper before you remove the spindle.
2. Lay the roll down on a flat surface.
3. Loosen the movable paper stop by tapping it with your hand.
4. Slide the paper stop off the end of the spindle.
5. Remove the roll from the spindle.
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Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter
Note
For information on how
to attach and use the
optional utility cutter, see
the documentation that
came with the cutter.
See page 2 for details on
ordering the manual
media cutting system.
When you’re not using the Auto Cut setting, you need to cut the paper
manually after your print job is finished. If you’re printing on canvas, vinyl,
or other heavy media, you should use scissors or the optional utility cutter
rather than the built-in cutter. Heavy media can damage the built-in cutter.
Follow these steps to cut manually with the built-in cutter:
1. If the paper is not positioned correctly, press one of the Paper Feed
buttons to adjust the paper position. Normally, you don’t need to do
this after a print job is finished.
2. Press the Paper Source button until the Roll Auto Cut light comes on.
3. Press the Cut/Eject button. The paper is cut.
Printing Trim Lines
You can have trim lines printed on the right edge of your images or pages (if
you’re using Auto Cut) or on the right and bottom edge (if you’re not using
Auto Cut). Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button until PAGE LINE=OFF appears on the display.
3. Press the + button. PAGE LINE=ON appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button to save the new setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
If you’re using the EPSON printer driver, you can also specify trim lines
through your print options. See page 3-3 (Macintosh) or page 4-7
(Windows) for more information.
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Using Cut Sheet Paper
You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media. The
printer accepts sheets ranging from letter-size (8.5 × 11 inches) to 44 × 62.2
inches. You can leave your roll paper in the printer when you print on cut
sheets; make sure it is rolled up and fastened with the roll paper belt(s), as
described on page 2-7.
If you’re using stock more than 19 mil (0.5 mm) thick, see page 2-11 for
instructions. You will not be able to follow the “autoload” procedure
described in this section.
Before you start, make sure the printer is on and roll paper is not loaded for
printing. Then follow these steps:
1. Make sure the roll paper cover is closed.
2. Press the Paper Source button until the Sheet light comes on.
3. Make sure the paper set lever is pushed all the way in, in the secured
position.
Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing.
4. Feed the sheet into the paper slot until it meets resistance. Make sure the
right edge of the paper is straight and aligned with the scale on the roll
paper cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the control panel
display.
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5. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the sheet feeds into
printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel
display. (Even if you don’t press Pause, the paper and printer will move
into printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
6. Print your page. After it is finished, the sheet stays in the printer.
7. To remove your print, hold it while pressing the Paper Feed (–) button.
Printing on Posterboard
Note
You can’t run a cleaning
cycle when posterboard
is loaded for printing.
You can print on heavy stock up to 28 × 40 inches (B1), such as EPSON
Posterboard Semigloss. Follow these instructions when you print on
posterboard or other media more than 19 mil (0.5 mm) thick.
1. Set the paper hammock to catch your printouts in front of the printer.
See page 2-14 for instructions.
2. Make sure that no other paper is loaded in the printer. If you have
inserted roll paper on a roll paper spindle(s), wind the roll paper belt(s)
around the end of the spindle to keep the roll paper in place.
3. Press the Paper Source button until the Sheet light comes on.
Caution
4. Pull the paper set lever out, to the released position. Then open the
lower cover.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while
the Operate or Pause
light is flashing.
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Note
5. Feed the posterboard into the paper slot until the bottom edge of the
board rests behind the open lower cover.
6. Align the board with the scale on the roll paper cover.
If you’re using stock
more than 39 inches
long, load it long edge
first (in landscape
orientation).
7. Align the board with the vertical row of holes at the paper exit.
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Caution
8. Push the paper set lever all the way in, then close the lower cover.
PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the control panel display.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing.
9. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the board feeds into
printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel.
(Even if you don’t press Pause, the board and printer will move into
printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
10. Run your print job. After it is finished, the posterboard stays in the
printer.
11. To remove the print, hold it and pull the paper set lever all the way out.
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Heavy Stock
When you print on heavy stock, you may need to adjust the platen gap
setting. Normally, the AUTO setting allows the printer to adjust
automatically. However, if print quality is not satisfactory when you use
heavy stock, change this setting to WIDE. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button. PLATEN GAP=AUTO appears on the display.
3. Press the + button. PLATEN GAP=WIDE appears on the display.
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4. Press the Enter button to save the new setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
The letter W appears on the right side of the control panel display to remind
you of the wide setting. When you switch media, don’t forget to change this
setting back to AUTO.
Using the Paper Hammock
Note
When you print on
posterboard, set the
hammock to catch
printouts in front of
the printer.
The paper hammock (also called the paper basket) is a cloth sheet that
attaches to your printer and catches your printouts as they come out. This
keeps the printouts from getting dirty or wrinkled. You can set up the
hammock either to catch the paper under the printer or let it feed straight
out in front of the printer.
Catching Printouts in Front of the Printer
Follow these steps to set up the hammock in front of the printer:
1. Unhook the hammock rings from the upper hammock hooks.
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Note
2. Slide the upper hammock guides all the way in. Then fully extend the
lower hammock guides, so that they rest on the floor.
Make sure the surface
of the hammock is
stretched tight. If there
is any slack, the paper
may not slide properly
to the floor.
3. Locate the rear side hammock rings. Bring the rings up in back of the
rod and hook them on the upper hammock hooks.
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Catching Printouts Under the Printer
Follow these steps to set up the hammock under the printer:
1. Unhook the hammock rings from the upper hammock hooks.
2. Extend the upper hammock guides all the way out. Then extend the
lower hammock guides out to their full length.
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Catching Printouts Shorter Than 40 Inches
If you’re printing on sheets shorter than 40 inches, you can set up your
hammock so that it takes up less space. Follow these steps:
1. Slide the lower hammock guides all the way in, and extend the upper
hammock guides out to their full length.
2. Hook the hammock rings on the upper hammock hooks to take up any
slack.
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Setting Paper Configurations
When you use non-EPSON paper or other media, you may need to register
the paper’s thickness, drying time and suction setting.
Note
It’s a good idea to keep a
list of your registered
paper types and
numbers.
When you’re using a paper stock or other printing material for the first time,
always test it on a small print job. If the ink smears or printing is blurred,
you need to register the paper’s drying time, and thickness (or suction
setting). Registration is not necessary when you use EPSON media. You can
register up to four types of paper or other media. Then you can select the
registered values whenever you print on that particular stock.
Drying time determines how long the printer will pause between pages or
before cutting.
Registering Paper Thickness, Drying Time, and Suction
To register a new paper stock, load it into the printer and follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button until PAPER CONFIG. MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button. PAPER NUMBER=STD* appears on the display.
3. If you’re registering your first roll or batch of paper, press the + button
to select PAPER NUMBER=1. Then press the Enter button.
For subsequent rolls, continue pressing the + button to select the
number you want to register.
4. Press the Item button. THICK. PAT=PRINT appears on the display.
Press Enter to print the paper thickness test pattern. You may see
PAPER THICK. NO.=1 on the display.
Following is a sample pattern:
1
2
3
4
5
6
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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5. Examine the printed pattern to determine which set of lines is the
straightest (shows the smallest gap), and note the corresponding
number.
In the sample pattern, the lines under number 4 are the straightest.
6. Press the + or - button to select the number noted in step 5. Then press
Enter.
7. Press the Item button. DRYING TIME=0 MIN appears on the display.
Press the + or - button to select the time in minutes, then press Enter.
Start with one minute. If ink still smears, increase the drying time.
This is how long the print head will pause between pages (or before
cutting) to let the ink dry.
8. Press the Item button. SUCTION=NORM* appears on the display. If
you’re registering very thin paper, press the + or - button to select the
LOW setting. Then press Enter.
9. Press the Pause or SelecType button to exit the Paper Configuration
menu.
Selecting Registered Paper Settings
Once you have registered the drying time (and thickness) for a type of paper
or other media, you can select it whenever you print on that paper.
1. Press the SelecType button until PAPER CONFIG. MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button. You see PAPER NUMBER=1.
3. Press the + or - button to select the registered number you want to use,
or select the standard setting, STD. Then press the Enter button.
4. Press the Pause or SelecType button to exit the Paper Configuration
menu.
When you change media, make sure you select the correct setting or
change it back to STD.
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2-20
Chapter 3:
Printing with
EPSON Drivers
for Macintosh
Your EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 comes with drivers and utilities that let you
print and manage print jobs in non-PostScript mode without a RIP. ICC
profiles for ColorSync® 3.x are included, so you can use advanced color
management features from your applications or the driver itself.
The driver CD-ROM also includes an electronic Reference Guide to your
printer and EPSON printer software. You can read the guide using a web
browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer,
versions 3.0 or later.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Choosing page setup options
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
•
Checking printer status
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Note
Many application settings
override the printer’s
page setup options.
Always verify settings
to get the results
you expect.
Choosing Page Setup Options
Many of the page setup options correspond to paper handling features that
you can also set through the control panel. Software options give you
additional settings and override control panel settings. Follow these steps to
choose page setup options:
1. Start an application, open a file, and choose Page Setup from your
application’s File menu. You see the page setup dialog box:
Select the paper size you want . . .
If you need more
information about print
options, click the ? on
any dialog box.
Or click to
create a custom
paper size
Creating a custom paper
size lets you make the
best use of roll paper.
You can also use the
customize dialog box to
change the margins on
your paper.
2. For Paper Size, determine the size of your image. Then select the paper
size you want. If you prefer a custom paper size, click Customize and
enter the size in hundredths of an inch (or centimeters).
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Note
Don’t select Landscape
unless you want to rotate
your image 90°.
3. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the Paper
Source list.
If your image is more than 62 inches long, select Roll Paper (Banner).
You can also use this setting to print a series of continuous images
without any “margin space” between them.
4. If you’re using roll paper, you can set the following options:
•
Saves paper if your document length is shorter than the printable
width of the paper roll. Your image will be turned automatically by
90 degrees and printed crosswise.
Note
•
These settings override
settings made through
the control panel.
Auto Rotate
Auto Cut
Choose this option if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed.
•
Print Page Line
Prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of your pages.
•
Save Roll Paper
Saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last page of your
document. Applicable in Roll Paper (Banner) mode only.
5. Make the settings you want for Orientation, Reduce or Enlarge, and
Printable Area (available when Paper Source is set to Sheet).
6. After making your settings, click OK.
Choosing Basic Print Options
Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing
options. The EPSON driver offers automatic settings that optimize print
quality and speed when you’re using EPSON media. You can also choose
advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management
options, as described on page 3-9.
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Follow these steps to make basic settings for automatic printer adjustments:
1. Choose Print from the File menu of your application. A dialog box like
the following appears:
This area shows the current settings,
but you can’t change them from here.
2. Choose the number of Copies and indicate which Pages you want to
print.
Note
3. Select a Media Type setting appropriate for the media you’re printing
on, as listed in the table on page 3-7 (Photographic Dye Ink model) or
3-8 (Archival Ink model).
4. Select Color or Black ink.
Do not turn off Photo
Printing Accelerator
unless you see poor
image quality and want to
test whether this setting
has an effect.
5. Make sure Photo Printing Accelerator is selected. This option speeds
up transmission of data from your Macintosh to the printer.
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6. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job. (Depending on the Media Type
setting, this slider may not appear.) Then choose from the color
control modes listed below.
Color control modes
•
Note
You can also create your
own settings and add
them to this list. See
page 3-11 for more
information.
Setting
Usage
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation,
and brightness. Corrects for overall under- or
over-exposure of the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with
non-photographic images.
Click Custom and then choose one of the print job types from the
custom settings list, as described below.
Custom print job settings
Setting
Usage
Advanced
Photo
Prevents the misprinting of ink dots that may occur
because of the movement of the print head and
paper. Available only when you choose photo or
photo-quality media types.
Text/Graph
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with
non-photographic images.
ColorSync
Adjusts colors based on your printer’s ICC profile,
using the perceptual rendering intent.
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7. Choose from the following buttons to access additional features:
•
Click
to access the printer monitoring and maintenance utilities.
See page 3-17 for more information about the Status Monitor
utility. See Chapter 6 for details about the maintenance utilities.
•
Click
•
Click
to turn on background printing. This lets you work on
your Macintosh while you’re printing and use the Monitor3 utility.
See page 3-13 for more information.
•
Click
and then click the Preview button to preview your print.
•
Click
to check your ink levels.
if you want to reduce your image to fit on the page.
8. When you’re finished choosing print options, click Print.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type
Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for new papers and other
media that may be
available. Some media
may not be available in
your location.
The table below lists the settings designed to produce the best results on
EPSON media when you print on an EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
Photographic Dye Ink model. If you are using paper or other media not
listed in the table below, check the instructions included with the paper. If
you are using non-EPSON media, choose the closest setting. You may have
to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the
media you’re using.
Media Type settings for the Stylus Pro 10000 Photographic Dye Ink model
Product name
Media Type setting
Presentation Matte Paper
1440 dpi printing:
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Lower resolution printing:
Presentation Matte Paper
Note
If the paper or other
material you’re using is
not listed in the tables,
check the instructions
included with the paper.
If you’re using a
non-EPSON printing
material, choose the
closest setting. You may
have to experiment to
determine which setting
is best for the media
you’re using.
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Presentation Matte Paper
Matte Paper-Heavyweight
Presentation Matte Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Glossy Paper Heavyweight
Photo Paper
Semigloss Paper Heavyweight
Semigloss Photo Paper
Posterboard Semigloss
Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Glossy Film
360 dpi paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Paper
Photo Paper
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The table below lists the settings to use with the Stylus Pro 10000 Archival
Ink model. In addition to settings for specific EPSON media, the driver
includes five media types designed for the user who needs higher color
density:
Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for new papers and other
media that may be
available.
Note
If the paper or other
material you’re using is
not listed in the tables,
check the instructions
included with the paper.
If you’re using a
non-EPSON printing
material, choose the
closest setting. You may
have to experiment to
determine which setting
is best for the media
you’re using.
•
Media-1, Media-2, and Media-3 allow you to use higher ink duty
when printing on outdoor media. The results are a richer, brighter color
gamut for your prints. Each of these media types is optimized for use
with certain EPSON media.
•
High-Duty Media-1 and High Duty Media-2 let you print with higher
ink duty on indoor media. Compared to other media types, High-Duty
Media-1 increases the ink duty by 25%, and High Duty Media-2
increases the duty by 50%. You may have to experiment to test the
effects on different media.
Media Type settings for the Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model
Paper type
Media Type setting
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Glossy Paper Photo Weight
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Smooth Fine Art Paper
Smooth Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Synthetic Paper
Synthetic Paper
For higher color density: Media-1
Adhesive Synthetic Paper
Adhesive Synthetic Paper
For higher color density: Media-2
Adhesive Vinyl
Adhesive Vinyl
For higher color density: Media-3
Tyvek®
Brillion™
Tyvek Brillion
For higher color density: Media-3
Backlight Film
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Media Type settings for the Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model (cont.)
Paper type
Media Type setting
Canvas
Canvas
Archival Matte
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Posterboard for Archival Ink*
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Scrim Vinyl*
Adhesive Vinyl
Various indoor media
High Duty Media-1
Various indoor media
High Duty Media-2
* Not available at time of printing. Check the EPSON Pro Graphics web site at
http://prographics.epson.com for media availability.
Choosing Advanced Print Options
The advanced print options give you complete control over your printing
environment. Use these settings to experiment or to fine-tune a range of
options to meet your individual needs. Follow these steps to print with
advanced settings:
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 on page 3-4.
2. Click Custom and then click Advanced. You see a dialog box like the
following:
These three
configurations
give you
different
options on the
lower part of
the screen.
3. If necessary, you can change your Media Type and Ink settings.
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4. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
•
Economy
To save ink
•
Normal - 360dpi
For faster printing and everyday needs
•
Fine - 720dpi
For high-quality photos and other prints
•
Superfine - 1440dpi
For highest quality photos and prints
The available print quality settings are limited by the Media Type
setting. Choose lower print quality for faster printing, or Superfine 1440dpi for best quality.
5. Choose any of the following:
•
MicroWeave and Super MicroWeave
Eliminate unwanted banding effects. One of these settings is
automatically selected for all media types except plain paper.
•
High Speed
For fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality. If vertical lines in
your printout are misaligned when you use the High Speed setting,
you may need to turn it off or realign the print head.
•
Flip Horizontal
For printing a mirror image of your file. Use with backlight film.
•
Photo Printing Accelerator
Enables faster transfer of data from your Macintosh to the printer.
This setting takes advantage of special hardware in your printer.
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TIP
6. Choose one of the following Color Management configurations:
•
Color Controls
Lets you specify individual values for adjusting brightness, contrast,
saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the three Color
Adjustment modes. You can also choose from three Gamma
settings, which control image contrast by modifying the midtones
and midlevel grays. For descriptions of the available settings, see the
table on page 3-12.
When you print on
EPSON backlight film,
choose Vivid mode and
+10 Saturation.
•
PhotoEnhance4
Lets you see a sample image that reflects the settings you choose.
Also allows you to correct noise and other problems common to
digital camera images. See page 3-12 for a description of the
available settings.
•
ColorSync
Lets you select from three Rendering Intent settings for mapping
colors to your printer’s Epson Standard profile, created specifically
for the EPSON Stylus Pro 10000. (See page 3-12 for descriptions of
the available settings.) You can also use this option to select custom
ICC profiles that you have created.
•
No Color Adjustment
Disables color management in the printer driver. Choose this mode
if you want to use a standalone color management mode.
7. Click Save Settings if you want to have your advanced settings
available for reuse. Then type a name for the group of settings and click
Save. The name is added to your list of custom settings.
8. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click OK.
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Color Management Settings
Notice: Output Viewing
Conditions
Due to the nature of all
pigment inks, lighting
conditions can affect the
appearance of printer
output. For example, a
print viewed under daylight
may appear to have a
slightly different color
balance when viewed
under tungsten lighting.
Care should be taken that
the prints are produced
for the lighting conditions
in which they will be
displayed.
The EPSON printer
driver was designed to
represent color accurately
when prints are illuminated
with a D50 (daylight) light
source. For optimum results,
understand your output
display conditions
before printing.
The following tables list the color management settings available when you
choose either Color Controls, PhotoEnhance4, or ColorSync.
PhotoEnhance4 is designed to enhance images captured using video
cameras, digital cameras, or scanners. Depending on your system and the
size of the image, printing with PhotoEnhance4 may take longer.
Color control modes and Gamma settings
Automatic
Analyzes the color information in your image and optimizes
color correction accordingly.
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and
brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of
the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Best for print jobs with non-photographic images.
1.5 Gamma
Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet
printers.
1.8 Gamma
Increases contrast.
2.2 Gamma
Matches image colors with sRGB devices.
PhotoEnhance4 settings
Tone
Lets you choose from Normal for standard tone correction,
Hard for high contrast, Vivid for more intense colors (as
defined above), Sepia, and Monochrome.
Effect
Lets you choose from four special effects (and set the
intensity using the Low/High slider): Sharpness, Soft
Focus, Canvas, and Parchment.
Digital Camera
Correction
Corrects noise and other flaws common to digital camera
images.
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ColorSync Rendering Intent settings
Perceptual
For photographic images. Maintains the relationship
between colors as it scales them to fit within your printer’s
color gamut.
Saturation
For charts and business graphics. Maintains the relative
saturation of colors from one gamut to another.
Colorimetric
For projects with known colors, such as labels and
packaging. Maintains colors that fall within the gamut of
both your monitor and printer.
Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs
and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. First you need to set up
background printing, so you can continue to work on your Macintosh while
a file is being printed. Note that background printing is slower and may also
slow down your system.
Setting Up Background Printing
You can set up background printing from the Chooser, as described on
page 1-14, or you can use the background printing button on the print
dialog box. Follow these steps to set up background printing:
1. Start an application, open a file, and choose Print from the File menu.
2. Click the background printing button
dialog box:
. You see the following
Not available if
background printing
is turned off
3. To turn background printing on, click the On button.
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4. To select a priority for your print job in the queue of jobs waiting to
print, click one of the following:
•
Urgent to print before any Normal priority job
•
Normal to print in the order the job is received
•
Print at: to print at the specific time you enter in the day and time
in the fields to the right
•
Hold to hold the print job in the print queue until you’re ready to
release it using Monitor3; see the following section for details.
5. Click OK to save your settings and return to the printer settings dialog
box.
6. Click Print to print your document.
If you selected Print at: or Hold, your document is spooled, but held in the
print queue until the print time specified or until released using Monitor3,
as described in the following section.
Using Monitor3
The Monitor3 utility lets you prioritize and control your print jobs as well as
monitor their progress.
Note
You must turn on
background printing to
view the EPSON
Monitor3 window. See
page 3-13 for instructions.
After you send a print job, click the current application icon at the right end
of the menu bar and select EPSON Monitor3. You see a window like the
following:
Current
print job
Jobs waiting
to print
Click to set
priorities or print
times for waiting
print jobs.
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The progress bar tracks the current print job. To cancel, pause, or restart a
print job, click the document’s name, then click one of the following
buttons:
•
Click
to delete
•
Click
to restart
•
Click
to pause
You can also do the following:
•
Double-click a file in the list to preview it
•
Double-click Copies to change the number of copies to be printed
•
Click
•
Click
to start the print head cleaning utility. See page 6-1 for more
information about the cleaning utility.
to check your ink levels
If you want to view details of a print job, click the job, then click the Show
Details arrow. The Priority list becomes active.
Note
If you see a stop sign icon
and the message Print
queue on hold in the
EPSON Monitor3 dialog
box, select Start print
queue from the Printer
menu to release the
queue and resume
printing.
Priority list box
Settings selected for
the highlighted print job
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Click the print job whose priority you want to change. Then click the
Priority list box and select one of the following settings:
•
Normal prints the job in the order it is received
•
Urgent moves the job before Normal priority jobs in the print queue
•
Hold holds the job in the print queue until you’re ready to release it for
printing by clicking
restart
•
Print Time opens the Set Print Time
dialog box. Enter the date and time
you want to print the document, then
click OK.
Cancelling Printing
If you need to cancel a print job, follow these steps:
1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer.
2. Do one of the following, depending on whether you’re using
background printing:
•
If background printing is turned off, hold down the J key on your
keyboard and press the (.) period key to cancel the print job.
•
If background printing is turned on, select EPSON Monitor3 from
the application menu and click Stop Print Queue. Or, click the
button, then click the stop button
to cancel the print job.
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Checking Printer Status
The Status Monitor utility lets you check the levels of ink in your printer
and configure error messages and other features of printer operation.
Follow these steps to check ink levels:
1. Click the utility button
see the utility menu:
on the print or page setup dialog box. You
Click to open the
Status Monitor
utility.
2. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor icon. The software checks the
amount of ink remaining in the printer and displays the Status Monitor
window:
Click to recheck
ink levels.
3. To recheck the ink level check, click the Update button. To close the
Status Monitor, click OK.
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Selecting Configuration Options
You can configure the way you want the printer to handle error and warning
messages, ink level checks, and print file handling in the Configuration
Settings dialog box. Follow these steps:
1. Click the utility button
see the utility menu.
on the print or page setup dialog box. You
2. Click the Configuration button.
You see the Configuration Settings dialog box:
Select how you want
to be notified of errors
and warnings.
Select where you want
print job files stored.
Click here to check for
errors and/or the ink
level before printing.
Click here to return to the default settings.
3. Select from the following configuration options:
•
Note
beep and display error message text or just display text if your
printer encounters an error.
•
Warning messages
allow printing to
continue. Error
messages are more
serious and cause
printing to stop.
Error notification lets you choose whether you want your system to
Warning lets you choose whether warning messages beep and
display text or display text only.
•
Temporary Spool folder and Temporary High Speed Copies
folder let you select the folders on your hard disk that store the
temporary files created when you send a job to the printer. Click the
Select button to change the folder from the default folder shown.
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•
Data will be sent to the printer after being stored on your disk
prevents print head pausing. Normally, graphics are sent in
rectangular bands. When you select this option, your Macintosh
stores the entire image on its hard drive and then sends it to the
printer as a whole (recommended only for older Macintosh
systems).
•
The last two checkboxes let you choose to have your software check
for errors or low ink levels before starting your print job.
4. When you’re finishing changing your configuration options, click OK to
return to the utility menu.
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3-20
Chapter 4:
Printing with
EPSON Drivers
for Windows
Your EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 comes with drivers and utilities that let you
print and manage print jobs without a RIP. ICC profiles are included, so
you can use advanced color management features of your applications or the
driver itself.
The driver CD-ROM also includes an electronic Reference Guide, which
includes more detailed information about the printer and printer software.
You can read the guide using a web browser, such as Netscape Navigator or
Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 3.0 or later.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing paper and layout options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
•
Checking printer status
•
Optimizing print speed
Choosing Basic Print Options
Before you print, you need to set basic printing properties. The EPSON
driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when
you’re using EPSON media. You can also choose advanced settings for more
control over your printer and color management options, as described on
page 4-7.
Follow these steps to make basic settings:
1. Start an application, open a file, and choose Print from the File menu.
You see the Print dialog box.
2. Make sure your printer is selected, and then click the Properties
button. (If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it instead.
Then click Properties on the next dialog box.)
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A dialog box like the following appears:
Note
If you need more
information about print
options, you can click
the Help button on
any dialog box.
This box shows
you the current
settings, but you
can’t change
them from here.
3. Select a Media Type setting appropriate for the media you’re printing
on, as listed in the table on page 4-4 (Photographic Dye Ink model) or
4-5 (Archival Ink model).
4. Select Color or Black ink.
5. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job. (Depending on the Media Type
setting, this slider may not appear.)
•
Click Custom, and then choose one of the print job types from the
custom settings list, as described in the table below.
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Custom print job settings
Note
You can also create your
own settings and add
them to this list. See
page 4-9 for more
information.
Setting
Usage
Text/Graph
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with
non-photographic images.
ICM
Adjusts colors based on your printer’s ICC profile,
using the Image Color Matching system (effective
in Windows 98/Me/2000 only). If you’re using an
ICM-compatible monitor, adjusts printed colors to
closely match screen colors.
sRGB
Adjusts colors using the small-gamut sRGB
(standard red green blue) color space. Best for
color matching with other sRGB devices, or for
images designed for the Web.
6. Select one of the following from the pull-down menu:
•
Photo-realistic if you are printing photographic images. This
setting produces sharper images and automatically corrects underor over-exposure of the original image.
Note
•
Vivid if you are printing non-photographic images. This setting
intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Do not turn off Photo
Printing Accelerator
unless you see poor
image quality and want to
test whether this setting
has an effect.
7. For faster printing, make sure the Photo Printing Accelerator
checkbox is selected. This setting speeds up data transfer between your
computer and the printer.
8. When you’re finished choosing print options, click the Paper tab and
follow the instructions on page 4-6 for choosing paper and layout
options.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type
The table below lists the settings designed to produce the best results on
EPSON media when you print on an EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
Photographic Dye Ink model. If you are using paper or other media not
listed in the table below, check the instructions included with the paper. If
you are using non-EPSON media, choose the closest setting. You may have
to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the
media you’re using.
Media Type settings for the Stylus Pro 10000 Photographic Dye Ink model
Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for new papers and other
media that may be
available.
Product name
Media Type setting
Presentation Matte Paper
1440 dpi printing:
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Lower resolution printing:
Presentation Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Presentation Matte Paper
Matte Paper-Heavyweight
Presentation Matte Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Glossy Paper Heavyweight
Photo Paper
Semigloss Paper Heavyweight
Semigloss Photo Paper
Posterboard Semigloss
Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Glossy Film
360 dpi paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Paper
Photo Paper
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Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for new papers and other
media that may be
available.
The table below lists the settings to use with the Stylus Pro 10000 Archival
Ink model. In addition to settings for specific EPSON media, the driver
includes five media types designed for the user who needs higher color
density:
•
Media-1, Media-2, and Media-3 allow you to use higher ink duty
when printing on outdoor media. The results are a richer, brighter color
gamut for your prints. Each of these media types is optimized for use
with certain EPSON media.
•
High-Duty Media-1 and High Duty Media-2 let you print with higher
ink duty on indoor media. Compared to other media types, High-Duty
Media-1 increases the ink duty by 25%, and High Duty Media-2
increases the duty by 50%. You may have to experiment to test the
effects on different media.
Media Type settings for the Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model
Note
If the paper or other
material you’re using is
not listed in the tables,
check the instructions
included with the media.
If you’re using a
non-EPSON printing
material, choose the
closest setting. You may
have to experiment to
determine which setting
is best for the media
you’re using.
Paper type
Media Type setting
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Glossy Paper Photo Weight
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Smooth Fine Art Paper
Smooth Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Textured Fine Art Paper
Synthetic Paper
Synthetic Paper
For higher color density: Media-1
Adhesive Synthetic Paper
Adhesive Synthetic Paper
For higher color density: Media-2
Adhesive Vinyl
Adhesive Vinyl
For higher color density: Media-3
Tyvek®
Brillion™
Tyvek Brillion
For higher color density: Media-3
Backlight Film
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Media Type settings for the Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model (cont.)
Paper type
Media Type setting
Canvas
Canvas
Archival Matte
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Posterboard for Archival Ink*
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Scrim Vinyl*
Adhesive Vinyl
Various indoor media
High Duty Media-1
Various indoor media
High Duty Media-2
* Not available at time of printing. Check the EPSON web site for driver updates,
product codes, and media availability.
Choosing Paper and Layout Options
Note
Many application settings
override settings in the
printer driver. Always
verify settings to get the
results you expect.
Many paper options correspond to paper handling features that you can also
set through the control panel. Software options give you additional settings
and override control panel settings. Follow these steps to choose paper and
layout options:
1. On the Properties dialog box, click the Paper tab. You see this window:
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Note
Creating a user-defined
paper size generally lets
you make the best use of
your roll paper.
2. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the Paper
Source list.
3. For Paper Size, determine the size of your image. Then select the paper
size you want from the Paper Size list. If your size is not listed, select
User Defined. Then enter the size in hundredths of an inch (or
centimeters).
4. When you’re using roll paper, set the following options:
•
Auto Rotate
Saves paper if your document length is shorter than the printable
width of the roll. The document will be turned automatically by
90 degrees and printed crosswise.
•
Auto Cut
Choose this option if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed.
•
Print Page Line
Prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of your pages.
•
Note
Save Roll Paper
Saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last page of your
document. Applicable in Roll Paper (Banner) mode.
5. Make the settings you want for Orientation, Copies, and Printable
Area.
Don’t select Landscape
unless you want to rotate
your image 90°.
6. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the Layout tab.
7. Choose the appropriate settings, then click OK.
Choosing Advanced Print Options
The advanced print options give you complete control over your printing
environment. Use these settings to experiment or to fine-tune a range of
options to meet your individual needs. Follow these steps to print with
advanced settings:
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 beginning on page 4-1.
2. Click Custom and then click Advanced.
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You see a dialog box like the following:
When you choose
PhotoEnhance4,
you see a different
set of options on
the lower part of
the screen.
3. If necessary, you can change your Media Type and Ink settings.
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings (these are limited by
the Media Type setting):
•
Economy
To save ink
•
Normal - 360dpi
For faster printing and everyday needs
•
Fine - 720dpi
For high-quality photos and other prints
•
Superfine - 1440dpi
For highest quality photos and prints
5. Choose any of the following:
•
Super MicroWeave or MicroWeave
Eliminate unwanted banding effects. These settings are
automatically selected for all media types except plain paper.
•
High Speed
For fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality. If vertical lines in
your printout are misaligned when you use the High Speed setting,
you may need to turn it off or align the print head.
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•
Flip Horizontal
For printing a mirror image of your file. Use with backlight film.
•
Photo Printing Accelerator
Enables faster transfer of data from your computer to the printer.
6. Choose one of the following Color Management configurations:
•
Color Controls
Lets you specify individual values for adjusting brightness, contrast,
saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the two Color Control
modes, described in the table on page 4-10. You can also choose
from three Gamma settings, which control image contrast by
modifying the midtones and midlevel grays.
•
PhotoEnhance4
Lets you see a sample image that reflects the photographic tone and
special effect settings you choose. Also allows you to correct noise
and other problems common to digital camera images. See
page 4-10 for a description of the available settings.
•
No Color Adjustment
Disables color management in the printer driver. Choose this mode
if you want to use a standalone color management module.
•
sRGB
Adjusts colors using the small-gamut sRGB (standard red green
blue) color space. Best for color matching with other sRGB devices,
or for images designed for the Web.
•
ICM
Adjusts colors based on the printer’s ICC profile, using the Image
Color Matching system (Windows 98/Me/2000 only). If you have
an ICM-compatible monitor, adjusts printed colors to closely match
screen colors.
7. Click Save Settings if you want to have your advanced settings
available for reuse. Then type a name for the group of settings and click
Save. The name is added to your list of custom settings.
8. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click OK.
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Color Management Settings
Notice: Output Viewing
Conditions
Due to the nature of all
pigment inks, lighting
conditions can affect the
appearance of printer
output. For example, a
print viewed under daylight
may appear to have a
slightly different color
balance when viewed
under tungsten lighting.
Care should be taken that
the prints are produced
for the lighting conditions
in which they will be
displayed.
The EPSON printer
driver was designed to
represent color accurately
when prints are illuminated
with a D50 (daylight) light
source. For optimum results,
understand your output
display conditions
before printing.
The following tables list the color management settings available when you
choose either Color Controls or PhotoEnhance4.
PhotoEnhance4 is designed to enhance images captured using video
cameras, digital cameras, or scanners. Depending on your system and the
size of the image, printing with PhotoEnhance4 may take longer.
Color control modes and Gamma settings
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and
brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of
the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Best for print jobs with non-photographic images.
1.5 Gamma
Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet
printers.
1.8 Gamma
Increases contrast.
2.2 Gamma
Matches image colors with sRGB devices.
PhotoEnhance4 settings
Tone
Lets you choose from Normal for standard tone correction,
Hard for high contrast, Vivid for more intense colors (as
defined above), Sepia, Monochrome, and None (no tone
adjustment).
Effect
Lets you choose from four special effects (and set the
intensity using the Low/High slider): Sharpness, Soft
Focus, Canvas, and Parchment.
Digital Camera
Correction
Corrects noise and other flaws common to digital camera
images.
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Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs
and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. The Progress Meter opens each
time you send a print job. The Spool Manager (not available with Windows
NT) appears on the taskbar when you print.
Status Monitor 3, which also appears on the taskbar, also lets you check the
printer’s status and monitor print jobs. See page 4-12 for more information
about Status Monitor 3.
Using the Progress Meter
After you send a print job, the Progress Meter window appears on your
screen:
Click to cancel
Click to pause/resume
printing
May not appear if you
are printing over a
network
Click for more details
on the displayed
printing tip
You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job. You also
see how much ink you have left and view printing tips.
If you don’t want the Progress Meter to appear, you can turn it off. See
page 4-14 for instructions.
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Using the Spool Manager
The Spool Manager (not available with Windows NT) displays the status of
your print job files and lets you control them.
To open the Spool Manager while you’re printing, click the EPSON Stylus
Pro 10000 or 10000CF icon that appears on the taskbar at the bottom of the
screen.
You see the Spool Manager window:
Print job
file
Command buttons
To cancel, pause, resume, or restart a print job, click the job to highlight it;
then click the corresponding command button on the bottom of the
window.
Using Status Monitor 3
The Status Monitor 3 utility lets you check individual levels of ink in your
printer and warns you when errors occur.
You can open Status Monitor 3 either from the Windows Printers utility or
from an application.
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1. Do one of the following:
•
Click Start, point to Settings, then select Printers. Right-click
your printer icon and select Properties (Windows 95, 98, or Me),
Document Defaults (Windows NT), or Printing Preferences
(Windows 2000)
•
From an application, access the Properties dialog box, as described
on page 4-1.
2. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu:
Click to run
Status Monitor 3
Note
If there’s a printing
problem, such as low ink
or jammed paper, Status
Monitor 3 displays a
How To button that you
can click for instructions
on solving the problem.
3. Click the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button. The following window
appears. (It also opens automatically when an error occurs.)
Printer status messages
appear here
Only appears if the status
messages indicate an error
condition
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Setting Monitoring Preferences
You can choose when and how you want to be notified of problems, whether
you want a Status Monitor 3 icon to appear on your Windows taskbar, and
whether you want to allow monitoring by other users who share the printer.
Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Make sure your
printer icon appears in the Printers window.
2. Right-click your printer icon, then click Properties (Windows 95, 98,
or Me), Document Defaults (Windows NT), or Printing Preferences
(Windows 2000).
Note
If you want, you can click
the Show Progress
Meter checkbox to
deselect it and disable
display of the progress
meter during printing.
3. Click the Utility tab, then click the Speed & Progress button. You see
the Speed & Progress dialog box. (See page 4-16 for more information
about using the Speed & Progress utility.)
Appears only if
you are connected
to a parallel port
Not available with
Windows NT
Appears only if you
have more than one
hard drive
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4. Click the Monitoring Preferences button. You see the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box:
5. Select the Notification options you want to use.
6. If you want to have the Status Monitor 3 icon appear in your Windows
taskbar, click the Shortcut Icon checkbox. Then select the icon you
want to use.
After you enable the shortcut, you can simply double-click the icon to
open the Status Monitor 3 window (shown on page 4-13) or right-click
it to display the Monitoring Preferences dialog box.
7. Select Allow monitoring of shared printers if your printer is shared
and you want to let other users monitor it.
8. Click OK to save your settings.
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Optimizing Print Speed
Using the Speed & Progress utility, you can optimize your printer’s parallel
port for the fastest data transfer rate and speed up the way your printer driver
processes multiple-copy print jobs.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 or 10000CF printer icon and
select Properties (Windows 95, 98, or Me), Document Defaults
(Windows NT) or Printing Preferences (Windows 2000).
3. Click the Utility tab, then click the Speed & Progress button.
You see a dialog box similar to the following:
If you have more than one hard
disk drive, you can select a
folder for storing multiple copy
print jobs here. You don’t see
this box if you have only one
hard disk drive.
4. Select from the following options:
•
High Speed Copies speeds up printing of multiple copies of the
same document using hard disk space as a cache. If you have
multiple hard drives, you can select a high speed copy folder for
storing copies.
•
Show Progress Meter lets you control whether or not the Progress
Meter is displayed when you send a print job.
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•
EPSON Printer Port (Windows 95, 98, or Me only) lets you
optimize the transfer rate of your printer port for EPSON printers
instead of using the Windows default printer port. You may see one
of these messages beneath the EPSON Printer Port option:
High speed (DMA) transfer enabled tells you that you’re already
using fast DMA transfer mode.
For higher data transfer rates, use DMA transfer lets you know
that you can speed up printing by enabling DMA transfers on your
system. See your electronic Reference Guide for instructions on using
DMA transfers, if your computer supports them. For more
information, see your computer documentation or contact your
computer manufacturer’s technical support. If you see no message,
you cannot enable DMA transfers.
•
Always spool RAW datatype (Windows 2000 and NT only) lets
you spool documents using the RAW format instead of the EMF
(metafile) format. Because the RAW format requires fewer
resources, printing is faster and you can avoid certain problems,
such as insufficient memory or disk space.
5. Click OK to close the Speed & Progress dialog box and return to the
Utility menu. Then click OK again to exit the Printers utility.
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Chapter 5:
Monitoring
and
Configuring
the Printer
Note
You can also use
your printer software
utilities to monitor ink
levels and alert you to
problems. See Chapter 3
(Macintosh) or Chapter 4
(Windows) for more
information.
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 printer includes a number of monitoring
utilities. The control panel displays status messages and error messages, and
the lights alert you when a problem occurs or your ink runs out.
In addition, the control panel includes a series of SelecType™ menus that
you can use to configure the printer’s default settings and perform
maintenance operations. This chapter tells you how to respond to the lights
and messages and how to configure the printer using the control panel. The
following information is included:
•
Using the control panel to monitor the printer
•
Checking printer status
•
Responding to control panel lights and messages
•
Using the control panel to configure the printer
Using the Control Panel to Monitor the Printer
The printer’s control panel includes buttons, lights, and a liquid crystal
display (LCD):
display
1
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Monitoring Normal Printer Operation
Messages appear on the control panel display and lights come on or flash to
indicate various phases of printer operation. The following table explains the
status messages and lights:
Status messages
Message
Light
Explanation or response
READY
Operate light on
Printer is ready to print.
PRINTING
Operate light flashing Printer is receiving data.
INK DRY
<number> MIN
Pause light flashing
Printer is paused to let ink dry.
Wait for the number of minutes
shown.
INK CHARGING
<number> %
Pause light on or
flashing
Printer is charging ink.
RESET
All lights flash briefly
Printer is resetting.
PRESS PAUSE
BUTTON
Pause light on
Press the Pause button to
continue.
WAIT
Pause light on or
flashing
Printer is warming up, performing
maintenance, or charging ink.
PAUSE
Pause light on
Printer is paused. To resume
printing, press the Pause button.
Appears when the ink cartridge is
being replaced.
NO INK
CARTRIDGE
PAT PRINTING
Operate light flashing
and Pause light on
Print head alignment pattern is
printing.
POWER OFF
Operate light flashing Printer is shutting down.
Pausing and Resetting the Printer
If you need to stop the printer during a print job, press the Pause button.
Press the Pause button again to resume printing.
If you decide to cancel a job after the printer has started processing it, you
can reset the printer. Press the Pause button and hold it down for 3 seconds.
This clears all data in the printer’s memory.
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Note
See page 1-9 for
instructions on using the
printer’s control panel to
print a nozzle check.
Checking Printer Status
You can use the control panel to print a status check or nozzle check. These
prints allow you to test the printer without sending a print job. You can also
check the amount of ink remaining, total number of prints, and the status of
your cutter blade and other printer parts.
Printing a Status Check
The status check shows the current default settings, amount of ink
remaining in each cartridge, page count, and the status of various printer
parts. To display this information on the control panel instead of printing it
out, see page 5-4.
Follow these steps to print the status check:
1. Load a sheet of paper in the printer, following the instructions on
page 2-10. (You can print the status check on roll paper, but you will use
more paper.)
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel until you see TEST
PRINT MENU on the display.
3. Press the Item button until you see STATUS CHECK=PRINT on the
display.
4. Press the Enter button. The status check prints. The amount of ink left
or component life is indicated as follows:
E*****F = full (or full life remaining)
E**** F = 3/4 full (or 3/4 life remaining)
E*** F = 1/2 full (or 1/2 life remaining)
E**
F = 1/4 full (or 1/4 life remaining)
E*
F = nearly empty (or service life near end)
E
F = empty (or service life ended)
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Test Print menu.
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Checking Ink Levels and Component Life
You can view printer status information on the control panel display without
printing a status check. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. Press it several times
until you see PRINTER STATUS MENU on the display.
2. Press the Item button. You see VERSION <number> on the display.
This indicates the firmware version installed in your printer.
3. Continue pressing the Item button to display the amount remaining for
each of the 6 inks or service life remaining for a number of printer parts.
The indicators read as follows:
E*****F = full (or full life remaining)
E**** F = 3/4 full (or 3/4 life remaining)
E*** F = 1/2 full (or 1/2 life remaining)
E**
F = 1/4 full (or 1/4 life remaining)
E*
F = nearly empty (or service life near end)
<nn>% F = less than 10% of ink (or service life) remaining
Following is a list of the items displayed. Note that all parts on the list
(except the ink cartridges and paper cutter) need to be replaced by
authorized EPSON service centers.
INK LEFT-K (black)
TOTAL PRINTS
INK LEFT-C (cyan)
WASTE INK (waste ink system)
INK LEFT-M (magenta)
CR MOTOR (carriage motor)
INK LEFT-LC (light cyan)
PF MOTOR (paper feed motor)
INK LEFT-LM (light magenta)
HEAD UNIT (print head)
INK LEFT-Y (yellow)
CLEANER (cleaning unit)
CUTTER LIFE (paper cutter)
4. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Status menu.
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Responding to Control Panel Lights and
Messages
When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a message appears on
the display. The lights on the control panel come on or flash. The following
table lists the messages alphabetically and includes an explanation and
instructions for correcting the problem.
Error messages
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
COVER OPEN
Pause light on
Lower cover is open.
Close the lower cover.
INK
COMPART.OPEN
Pause light on
You are replacing the
ink cartridge(s) and the
ink compartment cover
is open.
Close the ink compartment cover when you are
finished replacing the ink cartridge(s).
CLOSE INK CART.
COVER
Pause light on
The ink compartment
cover is open.
Close the ink compartment cover.
INK LOW
Ink Out light(s)
flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are
nearly empty (printing
continues).
Replace ink cartridge(s) indicated by Ink Out
light(s). See page 6-7 for instructions.
INK OUT
Ink Out light(s)
on
Ink cartridge(s) are
empty (printing stops).
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated by Ink
Out light(s). See page 6-7 for instructions.
LOAD PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper set lever is in the
released position (all
the way out) while
loading paper.
After you finish loading paper, push the paper
set lever all the way in, to the secured position.
LOAD ROLL
PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper source setting in
printer software is
different from control
panel.
Make sure the right paper is loaded and the
paper source setting is the same on the control
panel and printer software.
MAINTENANCE
REQ. <error
number>
—
A printer part will need
to be replaced soon.
Note the error number and contact EPSON as
described on page 4.
MAINTENANCE
REQ 0100
—
The waste ink system
is almost full.
Call an authorized EPSON servicer to schedule
replacement of the waste ink system.
NO INK
CARTRIDGE
Ink Out light(s)
on
Ink cartridge(s) not
installed.
Install ink cartridges as indicated by the lights.
See page 6-7 for instructions.
OPTION I/F
ERROR
—
Wrong interface card
installed.
Turn off the printer and remove the card. See
the documentation that came with the card.
LOAD SHEET
PAPER
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Error messages (continued)
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
PAPER JAM
Paper Out
light flashing
Paper has jammed in
the printer.
Remove the jammed paper. See page 7-11 for
more information.
PAPER NOT CUT
Paper Out
light flashing
Roll paper was not cut
completely.
Cut the paper manually, then remove the cut
paper from the printer. Reload paper, as
described on page 1-4.
Cut paper did not fall
off.
Remove the cut paper from the printer. Reload
paper.
PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT
Paper Out
light flashing
Paper slipped and fed
into the printer at an
angle.
Reload paper, making sure the edges are
straight and aligned with the vertical row of
holes at the paper exit.
PAPER OUT
Paper Out
light on
No paper is loaded.
Load paper.
Paper ran out.
Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the
printer and load more paper.
If the message appears during a print job, reset
the printer by pressing the Pause button for 3
seconds. Then load paper and resend the job.
LOWER PAPER
SET LVR
Paper Out
light on
Paper set lever was
released during the
printing process or
another operation.
Push the paper set lever all the way in, to the
secured position. Start printing again from the
beginning for best results.
RELOAD PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper could not be
reversed into the
printing position.
Remove the paper. Reload it so that the bottom
edge is straight and aligned with the vertical
row of holes at the paper exit.
Image is too wide for
the paper loaded in the
printer.
Resize your image or load wider paper.
Paper is not fully
ejected.
Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot, then
reload paper.
PAPER NOT CUT error
was cleared.
Reload paper.
REMOVE PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper is too thick for
head cleaning.
Pull the paper set lever out to remove the
paper. Head cleaning automatically starts. After
cleaning, reload paper.
SERVICE REQ.
<error number>
All lights
flashing
An error has occurred.
Note the error number, and turn the printer off
and then on. If the message remains, contact
EPSON as described on page 4.
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Error messages (continued)
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
SERVICE REQ.
<00000100>
All lights
flashing
The waste ink system
is full.
Contact EPSON to have the waste ink system
replaced.
TURN PWR OFF
AND ON
—
This message appears
after you clear a paper
jam.
Press the Power button to turn the printer off
and back on again.
UNABLE TO
PRINT
—
You tried to print while
an error condition was
present or the ink
compartment cover
was open.
After 3 seconds the message disappears.
Press the Pause button to exit SelecType
mode. If the message appears again, clear the
error before you print.
WRONG
CARTRIDGE
Ink Out light(s)
on
You tried to install the
wrong ink cartridge.
If you are installing ink cartridges for the first
time, you must install the cartridges that came
with your printer.
INVALID
CARTRIDGE
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the
package and product code. You must use the
ink cartridges designed for your printer. Other
cartridges will not work.
NOZZLE CHECK
ERROR
The nozzle check
pattern did not print
correctly.
Press and hold the Cleaning button on the
control panel for at least 3 seconds to begin
cleaning the print head.
COMMAND ERROR
You’re using the wrong
printer driver.
Make sure you installed the Stylus Pro 10000
driver if your printer is the Photographic Dye Ink
model, or the Stylus Pro 100000CF driver if
your printer is the Archival Ink model.
Damaged data was
sent to the printer.
To clear the data, press the printer’s Power
button to turn the printer off. Wait for about a
minute, then turn the printer on again.
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Using the Control Panel to Configure the Printer
In addition to testing the printer and checking the status of various
components, you can use the SelecType menus to configure printer settings
and perform maintenance operations. The following table lists the menus,
their functions, and where to find additional information:
SelecType menus
For more
information, see
Menu
Description
Printer Setting
Configure the printer
page 2-9,
page 2-13,
page 5-8
Test Print
Print a nozzle check or status check
page 1-9,
page 5-3
Printer Status
Check ink levels and component life
page 5-4
Paper
Configuration
Register paper thickness and drying time,
and select registered configurations
page 2-18
Cutter
Replacement
Replace the paper cutter blade
page 6-11
Head
Alignment
Align the print head
page 6-4
Setting Default Roll Paper Margins
Note
Print quality may be
affected near the cut
edges if you change the
top and bottom margins
to 3 mm.
The default margins for roll paper are 0.12 inches or 3 mm (left and right)
and 0.59 inches or 15 mm (top and bottom). You can use the Printer
Settings menu on the control panel to set all margins to 3 mm or 15 mm.
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until ROLL MARG=T/B15MM*
appears on the display. This is the default setting.
•
Press the + button once to set all margins to 3 mm.
ROLL MARG=3MM appears on the display.
•
Press the + button again to set all margins to 15 mm.
ROLL MARG=15MM appears on the display.
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You can use the + or – button to cycle through all three settings.
3. When you select the setting you want, press the Enter button to save it.
Then press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
Turning Off Paper Monitoring Features
The printer normally stops and displays an error message if you try to print
an image wider than the paper, or if paper is fed at an angle. You can turn off
the paper size check and/or paper alignment check if you don’t want to use
these monitoring features. However, ink may be sprayed on the platen if you
print an image that is too wide for the paper. Follow these steps to turn off
paper monitoring:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until PAPER SIZE CHK=ON or
PAPER ALIGN CHK=ON appears on the display.
3. Press the + button. PAPER SIZE CHK=OFF or PAPER ALIGN
CHK=OFF appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button to save your new setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
Selecting the Printer’s Interface
The printer includes three interfaces: parallel, USB, and FireWire. You can
also install an optional interface card for networking. By default, the printer
automatically switches to whichever interface is receiving data.
You can use the control panel to select an individual interface for sending
data to the printer. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
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2. Press the Item button repeatedly until INTERFACE=AUTO* appears on
the display. This is the default setting.
•
Press the + button once to select the parallel interface.
INTERFACE=PARALLEL appears on the display.
•
Press the + button again to select the USB interface.
INTERFACE=USB appears on the display.
•
Press the + button again to select the FireWire interface.
INTERFACE=OPTION1 appears on the display.
•
Press the + button again if you have installed the optional Ethernet
Type B interface card for network connectivity.
INTERFACE=OPTION2 appears on the display.
You can use the + or – button to cycle through all four settings.
3. When you have selected the setting you want, press the Enter button to
save it. Then press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting
menu.
Configuring the Parallel Interface
You can use the control panel to change the parallel interface to ECP mode
for faster printing. To use this mode, you must connect a computer directly
to the printer’s parallel interface (without a RIP), and the computer must
support ECP mode. See your computer’s documentation for details.
Note
Follow these steps to configure the parallel interface:
1. Press and hold the Pause button while you press the Power button to
turn on the printer. HEX DUMP = PRINT appears on the display.
If you experience any
problems using ECP
mode, switch back to
compatible mode. Only
a parallel connection
can be configured to
use ECP mode.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until PARA. I/F=COMPAT* appears
on the display. The asterisk (*) indicates that compatible mode (the
default) is selected.
3. Press the + button. PARA. I/F=ECP appears on the display. This sets the
parallel interface to ECP mode.
4. Press the Enter button to save your setting. Then press the Power
button to turn the printer off and exit maintenance mode.
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Changing the Printer’s Code Page Setting
The printer uses the PC437 code page (U.S. and standard European
character sets) by default. You can use the control panel to change it to the
PC850 code page (multilingual character sets) if necessary. Follow these
steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until CODE PAGE=PC437* appears
on the display.
3. Press the + button. CODE PAGE=PC850 appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button to save your setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
Restoring Default Settings
You can erase all SelecType settings you have made and restore them to their
default values. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until INIT. PANEL=EXEC. appears on
the display.
3. Press the Enter button to erase all settings and restore the defaults.
4. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
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Note
The maintenance mode
also includes a MW7=A
setting, for use by an
authorized EPSON
servicer only.
Setting the Control Panel Language
All control panel messages are displayed in English. However, you can use a
special printer maintenance mode to change to any of the following
languages:
•
French
•
Italian
•
German
•
Spanish
•
Portuguese
Make sure the printer is turned off, then follow these steps to change the
language for control panel messages:
1. Press and hold the Pause button while you press the Power button to
turn on the printer. HEX DUMP=PRINT appears on the display.
2. Press the Item button until LANGUAGE=ENGLISH* is displayed.
3. Press the + or – button until the language you want is displayed.
4. Press the Enter button to select the language.
5. Press the Power button to turn the printer off and exit maintenance
mode.
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Chapter 6:
Maintaining
and
Transporting
the Printer
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 printer requires very little maintenance to
keep working at its best. This chapter describes the following routine
procedures:
•
Running a cleaning cycle
•
Aligning the print head
•
Replacing ink cartridges
•
Replacing the paper cutter blade
•
Cleaning the printer
•
Transporting or storing the printer
•
Replacing the waste ink system
Running a Cleaning Cycle
Note
You can also use the
printer’s control panel to
print a nozzle check. See
page 1-9 for details.
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint or dots are missing from
the image, you may need to run a cleaning cycle. This unclogs the print head
nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
The cleaning cycle uses ink, so you should run it only if print quality
declines. To determine whether a cleaning cycle is necessary, print a nozzle
check first. You should also print a nozzle check after cleaning the print head
to see if the cleaning cycle was successful.
There are two ways to run a cleaning cycle:
•
Using the Head Cleaning utility in your printer software, as described
below (not available if you are accessing the printer over a network)
•
Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described on page 6-4
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing and that all of the
H Ink Out lights on the printer’s control panel are off.
If an H Ink Out light is flashing or on, you need to replace the
corresponding ink cartridge instead. See page 6-7 for instructions.
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2. If you have an application running, access the printer settings dialog box
as described on page 3-3 (Macintosh) or page 4-1 (Windows).
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers.
Right-click your printer icon, and then select Properties (Windows 95,
98, or Me), Document Defaults (Windows NT) or Printing
Preferences (Windows 2000).
3. Macintosh: Click the
utility button.
Windows: Click the Utility tab.
You see the Utility menu:
Click to run a
nozzle check
Click to run the
head cleaning
utility.
4. Click the Nozzle Check button and follow the instructions on the
screen to print a nozzle check pattern.
5. When the pattern prints, check it for problems (see page 6-3 for details).
If dots are missing from the pattern, continue with step 6.
If no dots are missing, your print quality problems are not caused by
clogged print nozzles and you do not need to run a cleaning cycle. Click
OK to close the Utility menu, then check the solutions under
“Improving Print Quality” on page 7-2.
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Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, don’t turn it off
until the cleaning cycle is
finished and the Pause
light has stopped
flashing.
6. Click the Head Cleaning button and follow the instructions on the
screen to clean the print head. Cleaning takes about 60 seconds, during
which the printer makes some noise and the Pause light flashes.
7. When the Pause light goes off, make sure paper is loaded in the printer,
then:
Macintosh: Click Confirmation, then click Next.
Windows: Click Print nozzle check pattern, then click Print.
The nozzle check pattern prints (see the next section for details).
8. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its dots, click Finish.
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four times,
check the solutions in “Improving Print Quality” on page 7-2.
If the lines on the pattern still appear broken after several cleaning
cycles, turn the printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print
head again the following morning. If you still see no improvement,
contact EPSON for assistance.
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. Each staggered horizontal
and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot
pattern.
If dots are missing from the pattern, as shown below, clean the print
head again.
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Cleaning the Print Head Using the Control Panel
Follow these steps to run the cleaning cycle from the printer’s control panel:
1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs cleaning. See
page 1-9 for instructions.
2. Make sure that all of the H Ink Out lights on the printer’s control panel
are off.
If an H Ink Out light is flashing or on, you need to replace the
corresponding ink cartridge instead. See page 6-7 for instructions.
Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, don’t turn it off
until the cleaning cycle is
finished and the Pause
light has stopped flashing.
3. Press the Cleaning button and hold it for at least 3 seconds. The Pause
light flashes as the printer cleans its print head. The cleaning cycle takes
about 60 seconds and does not use any paper.
4. When the Pause light goes off, print the nozzle check again to confirm
that the head is clean.
Also, don’t run a cleaning
cycle while thick media is
loaded in the printer.
You may need to run the cleaning cycle several times to get a clean
nozzle check pattern. For effective cleaning, always run a nozzle check
between cycles.
If the lines on the pattern still appear broken after several cleaning
cycles, turn the printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print
head again the following morning. If you still see no improvement,
contact EPSON for assistance.
TIP
Aligning the Print Head
If banding appears on your prints, or vertical lines are not straight, you need
to align the print head. There are two ways to align the print head:
It’s a good idea always to
run a nozzle check before
you align the print head.
This ensures that the
print head alignment
patterns print correctly.
•
Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described in the next
section
•
Using the Print Head Alignment utility in the printer software, as
described on page 1-25
Both procedures align the print head for all modes and resolutions.
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Aligning the Print Head from the Control Panel
You can use EPSON roll paper to print the alignment patterns. Two rows
consisting of sets of 15 bars are printed across the width of the paper. It takes
about 10 minutes to print both rows.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel:
1. Load roll paper that is at least 24 inches wide in the printer.
2. Press the SelecType button until HEAD ALIGNMENT MENU is
displayed.
3. Press the Item button. PAPER THICK=STD appears on the display.
If you’re using EPSON paper, leave this setting on STD.
If you’re using other media, enter the thickness value of the paper in
0.1-mm increments by pressing the + or – button.
4. Press the Enter button to save the setting. ADJUST. PATT.= ALL
appears on the display.
5. Press the Enter button to print both rows of alignment patterns.
If you want to print a single row of alignment patterns, press the + or –
button until the row number appears. Then press the Enter button.
Note
6. Examine the first row. You see a series of patterns similar to the pattern
below across the width of the paper. Determine which bar in the first
pattern has the smallest gaps. In the example below, #8 has the smallest
gaps.
If bar #8 (the current
alignment setting) shows
the smallest gaps for
both rows, the print head
is aligned. Press Pause to
exit head alignment
mode.
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7. Look at the other patterns in the first row to see if the same number
consistently has the smallest gaps. If not, choose the number that
generally has the smallest gaps.
Note
8. Check the control panel display. Use the + or – button to select the best
aligned bar for row #1. Then press the Enter button to register the
setting.
9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for the second row of patterns.
Press Enter to cycle
through the rows until
you reach the one you
want to repeat.
10. If you chose a bar that generally, but not consistently, had the smallest
gaps, print the row again. Then repeat steps 6 through 8 for that row.
Repeat this step until you can choose a bar that consistently has the
smallest gaps in every pattern in the row.
11. The print head is aligned when your printout shows that bar #8 (the
current alignment setting) shows the smallest gaps for both rows. Press
the Pause button to exit head alignment mode and return to normal
printer operation.
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Caution
You must use the
EPSON ink cartridges
designed for your printer.
Other ink cartridges will
not work and may cause
damage not covered by
your warranty. When you
install the ink cartridges
that came with the
printer, your printer is
initialized as either a
Photographic Dye Ink
model or Archival Ink
model. If you fail to use
the correct cartridges for
your model, you will see
an error message.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
When one of the Ink Out lights is flashing (and INK LOW is displayed on
the control panel), the corresponding cartridge is almost out of ink. Make
sure you have a replacement cartridge. When the light stays on and INK
OUT is displayed, the cartridge is empty. You must replace the cartridge
before you can continue printing. Use only the following EPSON ink
cartridges:
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 Photographic Dye Ink
•
•
•
Black
Cyan
Magenta
T499201
T502201
T501201
•
•
•
Light cyan
T504201
Light magenta T503201
Yellow
T500201
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink
•
•
•
Black
Cyan
Magenta
T511201
T514201
T513201
•
•
•
Light cyan
T516201
Light magenta T515201
Yellow
T512201
To order EPSON ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800)
873-7766. You can also visit the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Before you start, make sure the printer is on. Then follow these steps to
replace an ink cartridge:
Caution
1. Note the color of the Ink Out light that is on or flashing. This is the
cartridge that you need to replace.
Leave the empty
cartridge in the printer
until you are ready to
replace it.
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2. Push the indentation on the ink compartment cover to release the lock
and open the cover. INK COMPART. OPEN appears on the display.
3. Locate the slot containing the empty ink cartridge (corresponding to the
INK OUT light). Press down on the top of the clamp and pull it forward.
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Warning
4. Carefully pull the empty cartridge straight out of the printer.
If ink gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets
into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Caution
Don’t shake cartridges
that have been installed
previously. Doing so may
cause ink to leak.
5. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color, and remove it
from its package.
If you’re using Archival ink, shake the cartridge gently before
installing it.
Be careful not to touch
the green computer chip
on the cartridge. This
may affect normal
operation and printing.
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Note
6. Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark on the left side and pointing
to the rear of the printer. Then insert the ink cartridge into the slot.
Don’t force the cartridge.
If you can’t insert the
cartridge smoothly, you
may have the wrong
cartridge. Check
the package and
product code.
If the Ink Out light
remains on, the cartridge
may not be installed
correctly. Remove
the cartridge and
then reinsert it as
described in step 6.
7. Push the cartridge clamp back up. Make sure the corresponding Ink Out
light goes off. Then close the ink compartment cover.
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Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade
If you notice that your paper isn’t cut cleanly, the cutter blade may need to
be replaced. If you use the blade to cut heavy stock or non-EPSON media,
you may need to replace it more often. You can also check the status of your
cutter by printing the status check sheet or using the Printer Status menu on
the control panel. See page 5-3 or 5-4 for instructions.
You can obtain a new cutter blade (part number C815131) from
EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or visit the EPSON Pro Graphics web site at
http://prographics.epson.com.
To replace the cutter blade, you first need to remove the used blade, as
described in the following section.
Warning
Removing the Used Cutter Blade
Make sure the printer is on, then follow these steps to remove the blade:
Be careful not to cut
yourself while replacing
the paper cutter blade.
1. Press the SelecType button repeatedly until CUTTER REPLACE
MENU appears on the display.
Caution
2. Press the Item button. CUT. REPLACE=EXEC. appears on the display.
To avoid damaging
your printer, never
move the paper cutter
holder by hand.
3. Press the Enter button. The paper cutter holder moves to the
replacement position.
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4. When the holder stops moving and OPEN LOWER COVER appears on
the display, open the lower cover.
5. When REPLACE CUTTER appears on the display, you can open the
casing. Push the side pin toward the back while pushing the front half of
the paper cutter cover up.
Note
6. Slowly take your finger off the side pin. The paper cutter rises so it can
be removed.
Be careful not to let the
cutter or the spring coil
pop out of the casing.
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7. Carefully remove the cutter blade from the printer.
Installing the New Cutter Blade
After you have removed the used cutter blade, you’re ready to install the new
one. Follow these steps:
1. Remove the new blade from its package.
2. Make sure the spring coil is inside the cutter holder. If necessary,
reinstall the coil.
3. Fully insert the new blade into the paper cutter holder in the direction
shown below.
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4. Push the side pin toward the back while pushing the front half of the
paper cutter cover down to close the casing. Then release the side pin.
CLOSE LOWER COVER appears on the display.
Caution
Be careful not to touch
the gears inside the
printer.
5. Close the lower cover. The cutter holder moves to the home (far right)
position and READY appears on the display.
To avoid damaging the
components as well as
the case, never use
alcohol or thinners to
clean the printer.
Cleaning the Printer
Be careful not to get
water on the printer
mechanism or electronic
components.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights on the control panel
are off. Then unplug the power cord and disconnect the printer from
the computer.
Don’t use a hard or
abrasive brush.
Don’t spray the inside
of the printer with
lubricants; unsuitable
oils can damage the
mechanism. Contact your
dealer or a qualified
servicer if your printer
needs lubrication.
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it thoroughly
several times a year.
2. Open the roll paper cover and remove the roll paper spindles. Remove
any sheet media from the printer. Then use a soft brush to carefully
clean away any dust or dirt.
3. Close the roll paper cover.
4. Open the lower cover and use a soft brush to carefully clean away any
dust or dirt inside the lower cover. Then close the cover.
5. Remove the paper hammock. Then clean away any dust or dirt around
the leg assembly using a soft brush.
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6. If the outer case is dirty, clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with
mild detergent. Keep the ink cartridge compartment closed to prevent
water from getting inside.
7. If the area under the roll paper cover accidentally gets soiled with ink,
wipe it off with a damp cloth.
8. To wash the paper hammock, remove the shafts, then machine wash
with mild detergent and air dry.
Transporting or Storing the Printer
Follow these guidelines for transporting or storing the printer:
•
Contact EPSON if you need to store your printer for an extended
period (two years for the Photographic Dye Ink model, or six months
for the Archival Ink model). See page 4 for contact information. A
service technician must drain all ink from the printer before it is stored.
•
To ship your printer, you should repack the printer using the original
box and packing materials, and you may need to drain the ink from the
printer. Follow the instructions below to prepare the printer for
shipment.
•
If you are moving the printer a short distance (for example, in the same
building), you can move the printer on its stand. Follow the instructions
on page 6-17.
Preparing the Printer for Shipment
Follow the steps below to prepare the printer for shipment:
1. First turn off the printer and make sure the print head is in the home
(far right) position. If not, turn the printer back on, wait until the print
head moves to the home position, then turn off the printer.
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Caution
Be sure that the printer
is off before you remove
the ink cartridges.
Otherwise the ink valves
may not close properly.
2. Remove the following parts:
•
Ink cartridges
•
Power cord
•
Interface cable
•
Paper hammock
•
Roll paper spindles
•
All paper or other media
•
Optional auto take-up reel (if installed)
•
Optional manual cutter (if installed)
After you remove the ink cartridges, store them in separate, resealable
plastic bags.
3. Make sure the ink cartridge clamps and cover are closed.
4. Make sure the casters on the leg assembly are locked, and that the two
stabilizer knobs are touching the floor.
caster lock
stabilizer knob
5. Remove the two wing nuts underneath the printer. Keep them in a safe
place.
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Warning
6. Have four people lift the printer unit off of the leg assembly, using the
hand grips located at the four corners of the printer. Lift the back of the
printer first, tilt it slightly to the front, then slide it back to remove it.
The printer unit weighs
approximately 291 lb
(132 kg). Always have four
people lift it, using the hand
grip areas as shown.
7. Keep the printer level while you move it.
Setting Up the Printer After Transporting It
Setting up the printer after transporting it is almost identical to setting it up
for the first time. Whenever you set up the printer, see the Unpacking and
Assembly Guide, and note the following points:
•
Don’t forget to remove any protective material (such as tape from the
ink cartridge clamps).
•
The first time you start printing after moving the printer, the print head
nozzles may be clogged. You may need to run a cleaning cycle (see
page 6-1) and realign the print head (see page 6-4) to ensure good print
quality.
Moving the Printer on the Stand
Caution
Do not roll the printer
on angled or uneven
surfaces.
When you need to move the printer a short distance, such as within the same
building or facility, you can roll the printer on its casters. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure that the power cord, interface cable, roll paper spindles and
sheet media are removed, and the roll paper cover and lower cover are
closed.
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2. Fully insert the upper and lower hammock guides, then roll up the paper
hammock.
3. Release the front casters and retract the stabilizer knobs.
4. Carefully roll the printer to its new location. Relock the casters and
extend the stabilizer knobs after moving.
The first time you start printing after moving the printer, the print head
nozzles may be clogged. You may need to run a cleaning cycle (see page 6-1)
and realign the print head (see page 6-4) to ensure print quality.
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Replacing the Waste Ink System
Approximately every two years of normal usage (25% duty cycle) or after
12,000 B1-size prints, you should have your authorized EPSON servicer
replace the waste ink system. This is necessary to prevent damage to the print
head and maintain print quality. Parts and labor for this service are not
covered under the terms of the limited warranty.
You can monitor the status of the waste ink system through the control
panel (see page 5-4) or through the Ink Pad number displayed on the nozzle
check print (see page 5-3).
The printer will display the following message on the control panel when the
waste ink system is almost full:
MAINTENANCE REQ. 0100
You should call to schedule service at this point. When the waste ink system
is at full capacity, the printer will stop and display the following message:
SERVICE REQ. 00000100
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6-20
Chapter 7:
Resolving
Problems
As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a problem. The
first thing you should do is diagnose the problem following the guidelines in
this chapter. Then try the most likely solutions until the problem is fixed.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
•
Diagnosing problems
•
Improving print quality
•
Solving operational problems
•
Solving miscellaneous printing problems
•
Solving paper problems, including clearing paper jams
•
Uninstalling and reinstalling printer software
Diagnosing Problems
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 printer includes a number of ways to help
you diagnose problems:
•
To identify the most common problems, check the messages and lights
on the printer’s control panel. See page 5-5 through 5-7 for more
information.
•
If you’re using the EPSON printer driver and Monitor3 (Macintosh) or
Status Monitor (Windows) utility, check your software for error
messages. See Chapter 3 or 4 for more information.
•
To determine whether the problem is caused by the printer itself,
disconnect the printer from your computer and run a nozzle check from
the control panel. See page 1-9 for instructions.
•
You can use the printer’s hex dump mode to pinpoint communication
problems. Then you can fax the printout to a technical support
representative or interpret it yourself. See the following section for
instructions.
•
If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem,
contact EPSON as described under “Where To Get Help” on page 4.
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Using Hex Dump Mode
You can use the printer’s hex dump mode to identify problems if you know
how to interpret hex code, or you can fax the hex printout to a technical
support representative.
Make sure the printer has paper loaded and is turned off. Then follow these
steps:
1. Press and hold the Pause button while you press the Power button to
turn on the printer. HEX DUMP=PRINT appears on the display.
2. Press the Enter button.
3. Send your problem file to the printer.
The data in the print buffer is printed with 16-byte hex data in the left
column and corresponding ASCII characters in the right column. If the
last data is less than 16 bytes, you need to press the Pause button to
print it.
4. After you’re finished using hex dump mode, press the Power button to
turn the printer off and exit maintenance mode.
Improving Print Quality
You can often improve print quality by doing the following:
•
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 6-1 for instructions.
•
Align the print head. See page 6-4 for instructions.
•
When you send a print job, make sure your print options are set
correctly. For more information, see Chapter 3 (Macintosh) or 4
(Windows).
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions on the following page.
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Print quality problems
Problem
Solution
Your print has
banding or vertical
misalignment.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 6-1 for instructions.
• Align the print head, as described on page 6-4.
• To eliminate banding, choose 1440 dpi as your resolution.
• Deselect the High Speed setting in your printer software’s Advanced dialog box.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• If you’re using roll paper, make sure it’s correctly attached to the spindle. See
page 2-8 for instructions. If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable
side is face up.
• The paper configuration setting is too thick (for non-EPSON media). Use the control
panel to select thinner paper. See page 2-18 for instructions.
• Check the Ink Out lights to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink cartridges if
necessary, as described on page 6-7.
Colors are incorrect or
missing.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• If you’re using roll paper, make sure it’s correctly attached to the spindle. See
page 2-8 for instructions. If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable
side is face up.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 6-1).
• Make sure color settings in your application or printer software are correct.
Your print has gaps or
appears faint.
• Check the expiration date printed on each of the ink cartridges. If the cartridge is
too old, replace it as described on page 6-7.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 6-1).
• Check the Ink Out lights and replace ink cartridges if your ink supply is low, as
described on page 6-7.
• The paper configuration setting is too thick (for non-EPSON media). Use the control
panel to select thinner paper. See page 2-18 for instructions.
• The platen gap setting is too wide. Use the control panel to change the setting from
WIDE to AUTO. See page 2-13 for instructions.
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Print quality problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Your print appears
blurry or smeared.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• You’re using the wrong paper configuration setting (for non-EPSON media). Use
the control panel to register and select your paper thickness and dry time. See
page 2-18 for instructions.
• Your paper doesn’t meet the required specifications or contains too much
moisture. Load new paper.
• If you’re using roll paper, make sure it’s correctly attached to the spindle. See
page 2-8 for instructions. If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable
side is face up.
• Ink has leaked into the paper path. Wipe the paper path area of the printer with a
soft, clean cloth. See page 6-14 for cleaning instructions.
• Deselect the High Speed setting in your printer software’s Advanced dialog box.
• The paper configuration setting for your non-EPSON media is too thin. Use the
control panel to select thicker paper. See page 2-18 for instructions.
• The platen gap setting is too narrow. Use the control panel to change the setting
from AUTO to WIDE. See page 2-13 for instructions.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 6-1).
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Solving Operational Problems
If you can’t turn the printer on, if it stops printing unexpectedly, or if
nothing prints, check the following:
Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, never plug it into
an outlet with the wrong
voltage.
•
The printer is turned on and the Operate light is on.
•
Paper is loaded in the printer
•
The printer is plugged securely into a working electrical outlet that’s not
controlled by a switch or timer.
•
The interface cable is securely connected to the printer and your
computer.
•
The voltage supplied by the electrical outlet matches the voltage on the
printer’s rating label. If not, turn off the power and unplug the power
cord immediately. Contact EPSON for assistance. (See page 5 for
details.)
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions below:
Operational problems
Problem
Solution
The printer stops
printing
unexpectedly.
• If the Pause light is flashing, the printer is performing a maintenance procedure or
waiting for ink to dry. Check the display message and lights on the control panel.
Wait until the Pause light stops flashing.
• Check the display message and lights on the control panel to see if an error has
occurred. Follow the instructions for the messages beginning on page 5-5.
The printer sounds
like it’s printing, but
nothing prints.
• Follow the instructions beginning on page 6-1 to clean the print head.
Nothing prints.
• Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in.
• Make sure the interface cable meets the required specifications. See page 5 or 6.
• Make sure the interface cable is directly connected to the computer without passing
through a printer switching device, Zip™ drive, or extension cable.
• If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try uninstalling the EPSON Printer Port. Click
Start, point to Programs and EPSON Printers, then click EPSON Printer Port
Uninstall. Follow the messages on the screen.
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7-6 | Resolving Problems
Operational problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Nothing prints (cont.)
• The printer port setting doesn’t match the printer connection port (Windows).
Windows Me, 98, or 95: Click Start, point to Settings and select Printers.
Right-click the EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 or 10000CF icon, then select Properties.
Click the Details tab. Make sure your printer driver is selected in the Print using the
following driver list. Then select the port to which your printer is connected in the
Print to the following port list.
Windows 2000 or NT 4.0: Click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers.
Right-click the EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 or 10000CF icon, then select Properties.
Click the Ports tab and make sure your printer port is selected.
• The printer driver doesn’t have enough available memory (Macintosh). Quit all
unnecessary applications. To increase the available memory in your Macintosh,
select Control Panel from the Apple menu and double-click the Memory icon. You
can increase the size of virtual memory to increase total available memory.
• Follow the directions beginning on page 7-12 to uninstall your printer software. Then
locate your printer software CD-ROM and reinstall the software.
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems
If your printouts are not what you expected, try the suggestions below:
Miscellaneous printing problems
Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect or
garbled characters.
• Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
• If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try uninstalling the EPSON Printer Port. Click
Start, point to Programs and EPSON Printers, then click EPSON Printer Port
Uninstall. Follow the messages on the screen.
• Clear any stalled print jobs from Monitor3 (Macintosh) or Spool Manager
(Windows).
• Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in at both ends.
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Miscellaneous printing problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect
margins.
• Check the page size or paper size settings in your application. Make sure they
are within the printer’s printable area.
• Make sure the Paper Size setting in your printer software is correct for the
paper you’re using.
• Paper is loaded incorrectly. Follow the instructions in Chapter 1 or 2 to reload
the paper.
• The ROLL MARG (roll paper margin) setting on the control panel is incorrect. If
you’re using roll paper, check the setting for ROLL MARG on the Printer
Setting Menu in your SelecType menus. See page 5-8 for more information.
Your image is inverted.
• Turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in your printer software. See page 3-10
(Macintosh) or 4-9 (Windows) in this manual for instructions.
Blank paper is printed.
• Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
• Make sure the Paper Size setting in your printer software is correct for the
paper you’re using.
• Make sure the Paper Source setting in your printer software is correct.
A ruled line on your print
appears to shift.
• Align the print head as described on page 6-4.
The bottom edge of your
print is smeared.
• The paper is curled toward the printable side. Flatten the paper or curl it toward
the other side.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in your printer software is correct for the
media you’re printing on.
• You’re using the wrong paper configuration setting (for non-EPSON media).
Use the control panel to register and select your paper thickness. See
page 2-18 for instructions.
• The platen gap setting is incorrect. Use the control panel to change the setting
from AUTO to WIDE. See page 2-13 for instructions.
Color images print in black
only.
• Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
The printer continues to
feed paper after you have
cancelled a job.
• Press the Pause button on the printer to clear any print job data in the printer’s
buffer. Then press and hold the Pause button to reset the printer.
• Make sure color printing is selected in your printer software.
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7-8 | Resolving Problems
Miscellaneous printing problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Roll paper cannot be cut.
• The paper cutter blade may be dull. Follow the instructions on page 6-11 to
replace the blade.
• The paper may be too thick to cut with the built-in cutter. Cut the paper by hand
with scissors or the optional utility cutter.
• The paper may not be ejecting properly. Make sure the Roll Auto Cut light on
the control panel is on. Press the Paper Source button if necessary, and then
press the Cut/Eject button.
Printing is too slow.
• Choose a lower resolution in your printer software for faster printing.
• Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
• Don’t run too many applications at the same time.
• Turn off virtual memory.
• Add RAM to your system.
• If you have a Macintosh, turn off background printing. If you want to continue
using background printing, select EPSON Monitor3 and increase its memory
requirements.
• If you’re running Windows and your computer supports ECP or Enhanced
mode and/or DMA transfers, turn them on to speed up printing. See your
computer documentation and page 4-16 for more information.
Solving Paper Problems
If paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently, try one or more of the
following solutions:
•
When you’re loading roll paper, make sure you line up the edge with the
vertical row of holes at the printer’s paper exit. Always turn the roll back
to remove the slack. See page 1-4 for more information.
•
If you’re not using a roll of paper that’s installed in the printer, secure it
with the roll paper belt. See page 2-7 for more information.
•
For cut sheet paper, let the printer automatically load your paper so that
it feeds correctly. Follow the instructions on page 2-10.
•
For posterboard, follow the instructions on page 2-11 to load the media
correctly.
•
Make sure the paper is not folded, wrinkled, or damp.
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Resolving Problems | 7-9
•
Make sure the printer’s environment falls within the required
temperature and humidity range.
•
Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See pages 2-1 and A-4
for paper specifications.
•
Make sure no foreign objects are inside the printer.
•
Make sure the printer isn’t located in a brightly lit area. The paper
sensor may not be able to operate correctly.
•
Make sure the Media Type and Paper Source settings in the printer
software are correct.
•
Make sure the platen gap setting is correct for the paper or media you’re
printing on. See page 2-13 for more information.
•
If you’re not using EPSON media, make sure you register and select
your paper’s thickness. See page 2-18 for more information.
Solving Roll Paper Feed Problems
Caution
If your roll paper is curled too tightly and doesn’t feed out of the printer, you
can use the three paper guides. Extend the guides as shown below:
Use the paper guides only
if paper is curled and
doesn’t feed properly.
Otherwise, the paper
guides may damage
your prints.
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7-10 | Resolving Problems
•
If you have the paper hammock set up in front of the printer, extend the
paper guides out so they rest on the front of the hammock.
•
If you have the paper hammock set up below the printer, extend the
paper guides so that they rest on the back of the hammock.
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Resolving Problems | 7-11
Clearing Paper Jams
When paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a PAPER
JAM message on the control panel display. Follow these steps to clear paper
jams:
1. If roll paper is jammed, open the roll paper cover and cut it by hand
slightly above the paper insertion slot.
Caution
2. Pull the paper set lever out to release the jammed paper.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing.
3. Open the lower cover if necessary.
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7-12 | Resolving Problems
4. Carefully pull down the jammed paper. TURN PWR OFF AND ON is
displayed on the control panel.
Note
5. Close the lower cover, if necessary, then press the Power button to turn
the printer off. Press it again to turn it back on.
If you have two rolls of
paper installed, make
sure you secure the roll
that you are not using
with the roll paper belt.
See page 2-7 for more
information.
6. Make sure the Paper Out light is on and LOAD PAPER is displayed on
the control panel. Then reload your paper.
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer
Software
If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer software for any reason,
follow the instructions in the appropriate section below.
Macintosh
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM. Then double-click the
CD-ROM icon to open it, if necessary.
2. Double-click one of the following icons:
•
Printer Driver Installer Photographic Dye, if your printer is the
Photographic Dye Ink model.
•
Printer Driver Installer EPSON Archival Ink, if your printer is the
Archival Ink model.
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Resolving Problems | 7-13
3. Double-click the Installer icon.
4. Click Continue on the next screen.
5. On the installer screen, click the arrow in the Easy Install list at the top
and select Uninstall. Then click the Uninstall button at the bottom
and follow the on-screen instructions.
6. Restart your Macintosh. Then follow the instructions beginning on
page 1-13 to reinstall your printer software.
Windows
1. Double-click
icon.
My Computer, then double-click the Control Panel
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. Click EPSON Printer
Software in the program list, then select your printer icon.
3. Click the Add/Remove button (Change/Remove button in
Windows 2000) and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. If you’re using the USB port in Windows 98 or Me, click EPSON USB
Printer Devices in the program list; then click the Add/Remove
button.
5. Restart your computer. Then follow the instructions beginning on
page 1-15 to reinstall your printer software.
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7-14 | Resolving Problems
7-14
Appendix A:
Specifications
Printing
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Black: 180 nozzles
Color: 180 nozzles for each color (cyan,
magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta)
Printable columns
Character mode
10 characters per inch, 437 columns
Raster graphics mode
360 dpi: 15,762 available dots
720 dpi: 31,524 available dots
1440 dpi: 63,048 available dots
Maximum print speed
231 ft2/hour
Maximum printable width
43.78 inches on 44-inch paper
Maximum resolution
1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Acoustic Noise Level
Approximately 50 dB(A) based on ISO 7779
Engine reliability
Total print volume
20,000 B0 images, 30% coverage
Print head life
28 billion dots per nozzle
Periodic maintenance
Waste ink system requires replacement
approximately every 2 years based on 25%
duty cycle
Cutter blade life
Approximately 2,000 B0+ sheets
(EPSON media up to 4.33 mil thick)
Approximately 1,000 B0+ film sheets
RTC backup battery
Approximately 8 years
Print direction
Bidirectional
Control code
ESC/P® Raster
Paper feed method
Friction
Paper feed speed
215 ± 10 milliseconds per 1/6-inch line
Paper path
Roll paper or cut sheets with manual
insertion
1
A-2 | Specifications
Line spacing
1/6 inch or programmable
in 1/720-inch increments
RAM
128MB (fixed)
Character sets
EPSON Courier 10 characters per inch
Character tables
PC 437 (US, Standard Europe)
PC 850 (Multilingual)
Environmental
Temperature
Operation
Storage
Transit (stored in
shipping container)
50 to 95 °F
(10 to 35 °C)
–4 to 104 °F
(–20 to 40 °C)
(1 month at 104 °F)
–4 to 140 °F
(–20 to 60 °C)
(120 hours at 140 °F)
20 to 85% RH
5 to 85% RH
20 to 80% RH
Humidity
(without
condensation)
Mechanical
Height
48.2 inches (1225 mm)
Width
73.4 inches (1865 mm)
Depth
26.5 inches (673 mm)
Weight
291 lb (132 kg), with stand
Paper feed method
Friction
Paper path
Roll paper or cut sheets with manual insertion
A-2
Specifications | A-3
Electrical
120 V model
220/240 V model
Input voltage range
90 to 132 V
208 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.4 A
0.7 A
Power consumption
Approx. 130.5 W (ISO 10561 letter pattern)
29 W or less in standby mode
This product is also designed for IT power systems with phase to phase
voltage 220–240 V. Check the label on the back of the printer for voltage
information.
Initialization
Hardware initialization at power on:
The printer mechanism is set to its initial state.
The input data buffer and print buffer are cleared.
The printer returns to the last default settings.
Software initialization when the ESC@ (initialize the printer)
command is received:
The print buffer is cleared.
The printer returns to the last default settings.
Panel button initialization by pressing the Pause button on the
control panel for 3 seconds or more:
The print head is capped.
Any paper in the printer is ejected.
The input data buffer and print buffer are cleared.
The printer returns to the last default settings.
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA 22.2 No. 950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B, class A, CSA C108.8 class A
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A-4 | Specifications
Paper
Cut sheet paper specifications
Size
Dimensions in
inches (approximate)
Dimensions in
millimeters
Super B0
44 × 62.2
1118 × 1580
B0
40.5 × 57.3
1030 × 1456
Super A0
36 × 50.9
914 × 1292
A0
33 × 46
841 × 1189
US E
34 × 44
864 × 1118
B1
28.7 × 40.5
728 × 1030
Super A1
24 × 36
610 × 914
US D
22 × 34
559 × 864
A1
23.4 × 33
594 × 841
B2
20.25 × 28.75
515 × 728
A2
16.5 × 23.4
420 × 594
Super A3/B
13 × 19
329 × 483
US C
17 × 22
432 × 559
B3
14.3 × 20.25
364 × 515
US B (ledger)
11 × 17
279 × 432
A3
11.7 × 16.5
297 × 420
A4
8.3 × 11.7
210 × 297
Letter
8.5 × 11
216 × 279
Thickness
3.15 to 19.7 mil
(0.08 to .5 mm)
3.15 to 59 mil
(0.08 to 1.5 mm)
Roll paper specifications
Maximum roll
diameter
When using 2 rolls
4 in. (103 mm)
When using 1 roll
5.9 in. (150 mm)
Width
Thickness
8.3 to 44.02 in.
3.15 to 19.7 mil
(210 to 1118 mm) (0.08 to 0.5 mm)
Depending on the media, feed and print quality are guaranteed on paper
thicknesses of 3.15 to 4.33 mil (0.08 to 0.11 mm), 64 to 90 gsm.
A-4
Specifications | A-5
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams or other
problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper.
Do not use curled, folded, or deckle-edge paper.
Printable Area
Minimum margins for roll paper and cut sheets:
0.12" (3 mm)
0.12" (3 mm)
0.12" (3 mm)
0.12" (3 mm) roll paper*
0.55" (14 mm) cut sheets
* Default roll paper top and bottom margins are 0.59 inches (15 mm). You can
set all margins to 0.12 inches (3 mm) or 0.59 inches (15 mm) using the control
panel. See page 5-8 for instructions.
Ink Cartridges
Print yield
Photographic Dye
Approx. 28 pages/A0 (720 dpi, 40% duty)
Approx. 6,400 pages/A4 (360 dpi, 5% duty)
Archival
Approx. 30 pages/A0 (720 dpi, 40% duty)
Approx. 7,400 pages/A4 (360 dpi, 5% duty)
Cartridge life
Photographic Dye
2 years from production date
Archival
2 years from production date if unopened; within
6 months after opening package, at 77 °F (25 °C)
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A-6 | Specifications
Temperature
Storage (uninstalled) –22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
Storage (installed)
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
Transit
–22 to 140 °F (–30 to 60 °C);
1 month at 104 °F, 120 hours at 140 °F
Freezing
5 °F (–15 °C); ink thaws and is usable after at
least 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C)
Dimensions
Height
6.6 in. (168 mm)
Depth
13.54 in. (344 mm)
Width
1.19 in. (30.3 mm)
Weight
Approximately 1.9 lb (860 g)
Capacity
16.9 oz (500 ml)
Print yield may vary, depending on how often you run print head cleaning
cycles and how much you use the printer. Yield of the initial cartridge set is
reduced because of ink charging.
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Specifications | A-7
Parallel Interface
Forward Channel
Data format
8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode
Synchronization
STROBE pulse
Handshake timing
BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level
TTL compatible
Connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Reverse Channel
Transmission mode
IEEE-1284 Nibble mode
Adaptable connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Synchronization
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Data transmission timing
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
ECP Mode
Transmission mode
IEEE-1284 ECP mode
Adaptable connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Synchronization
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Data transmission timing
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
A-7
A-8 | Specifications
USB Interface
Standard
Based on Universal Serial Bus Specifications
Revision 1.1, Universal Serial Bus Device Class
Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.1
Bit rate
Approx. 12M bps (full speed device)
Data encoding
NRZI
Connector
USB Series B
Recommended cable
length
6 feet
A-8
Index
A
Accessories, 2
Adhesive Synthetic Paper, 2-4
Adhesive Vinyl, 2-4
Advanced Photo setting, 3-5
Aligning print head
control panel, 6-4 to 6-6
software, 1-25 to 1-27
AppleTalk setting, 1-14
Archival Ink
ink cartridges, 6-7
Media Type settings, 3-8 to 3-9,
4-5 to 4-6
Auto Cut setting, 3-3, 4-7
Auto Rotate setting, 3-3, 4-7
Automatic Take-Up Reel, ordering, 2
B
Background printing, Macintosh,
3-13 to 3-14
Backlight Film, 2-2, 3-10
Banding, 7-3
Basic printing
Macintosh, 3-2 to 3-9
Windows, 4-1 to 4-6
Basket, paper, see Hammock, paper
Belts, roll paper, 2-7 to 2-8
Blank pages, 7-7
Blurry prints, 7-4
Buttons, control panel, 5-1 to 5-12
C
Cable problems, 7-5, 7-6
Canceling print jobs
control panel, 5-2
Macintosh, 3-15, 3-16
Windows, 4-12
Canvas
cutting, 2-9
ordering, 5, 2-4
Cartridges, see Ink cartridges
Casters, 6-18
-1
Chooser, selecting printer, 1-14
Cleaner (cleaning unit), checking
status, 5-3 to 5-4
Cleaning
paper hammock, 6-14
print head, 6-1 to 6-4
printer, 6-14 to 6-15
Cleaning button, 6-4
Code page setting, 5-11
Color management
Macintosh, 3-5, 3-11 to 3-12
Windows, 4-9 to 4-10
Color problems, 7-3, 7-7
Color viewing conditions, 3-12, 4-10
ColorSync settings, 3-11 to 3-12
Component life, checking, 5-3 to 5-4
Configuration options
Macintosh, 3-18 to 3-19
printer, 5-8 to 5-12
Windows, 4-14 to 4-17
Configuring printer, 2-18 to 2-19,
5-8 to 5-12
Connecting printer, 1-11 to 1-13
Control panel
aligning print head, 6-4 to 6-6
buttons, 5-1 to 5-12
cleaning print head, 6-4
component life, checking,
5-3 to 5-4
configuring printer, 5-8 to 5-12
default settings, restoring, 5-11
illustration, 5-1
ink levels, checking, 5-3 to 5-4
language, setting, 5-12
lights, 5-2, 5-5 to 5-7
menus, 5-8
messages, 5-2, 5-5 to 5-7
monitoring printer, 5-1 to 5-7
status check, printing, 5-3
CR (carriage) motor, checking status,
5-3 to 5-4
Custom paper size, creating, 3-2, 4-7
2 | Index
Cut sheet paper
heavy stock, 2-11 to 2-14
loading, 2-10 to 2-11
printable area, A-5
Cut/Eject button, 2-9
Cutter
checking life, 5-4
cutting paper manually, 2-9
replacing blade, 6-11 to 6-14
service life, A-1
D
Data transfer, optimizing,
4-16 to 4-17
Default settings, restoring, 5-11
Deleting print jobs
Macintosh, 3-15, 3-16
Windows, 4-12
Diagnosing problems, 7-1 to 7-2
Digital camera correction, 3-12, 4-10
Dimensions of printer, A-2
DMA transfers, 4-17
Documentation, how to use, 3 to 4
Drying time setting, 2-18 to 2-19
E
ECP mode, 5-10, A-7
EFI RIP software, ordering, 2
Electrical specifications, A-3
Energy consumption, A-3
ENERGY STAR, 7
Engine reliability, A-1
Environmental specifications, A-2
EPSON
accessories, 2, 5
help, 4 to 5
media, 2-2 to 2-6
Preferred Protection Plan, 4
Printer Port, 4-17, 7-5, 7-6
Store, 2, 5
EpsonNet Internal Print Server, 2
Error messages, 5-5 to 5-7
-2
Error notification, 3-18 to 3-19,
4-14 to 4-15
Ethernet interface
card, ordering, 2
system requirements, 5, 6
F
Faint prints, 7-3
Fiery RIP software, ordering, 2
FireWire
cable requirements, 5, 6
connecting to port, 1-12 to 1-13
system requirements, 5, 6
Firmware version, 5-4
Flip Horizontal setting, 3-10, 4-9, 7-7
G
Gamma setting, 3-12, 4-10
Graph setting, 3-5, 4-3
Guides, paper, 7-9 to 7-10
H
Hammock, paper
cleaning, 6-14
in front of printer, 2-14 to 2-15
under printer, 2-16 to 2-17
Head Alignment menu, 6-5
Head unit (print head), checking
status, 5-3 to 5-4
Heavy media, cutting, 2-9
Height of printer, A-2
Help, EPSON, 4 to 5
Hex dump mode, 7-2
High Speed Copies setting, 3-18, 4-16
High Speed setting, 3-10, 4-8
Humidity requirements, A-2
I
ICM setting, 4-3, 4-9
Initialization, A-3
Index | 3
Ink
monitoring level, 3-17, 3-18,
4-11 to 4-15, 5-3 to 5-4
waste ink system, 5-3 to 5-4, 6-19,
A-1
Ink cartridges
checking status, 5-3 to 5-4
installing in new printer, 1-1 to 1-3
ordering, 6-7
removing for transportation, 6-16
replacing, 6-7 to 6-10
safety instructions, 8 to 9
specifications, A-5 to A-6
Ink Out light(s), 5-5 to 5-7
Installing
ink cartridges in new printer,
1-1 to 1-3
Macintosh software, 1-13 to 1-15
Windows software, 1-15 to 1-16
Interface, selecting, 5-9 to 5-10
Item button, 5-4
J
Jams, paper, 7-11 to 7-12
L
Language, control panel, 5-12
Layout
Macintosh options, 3-2 to 3-3
Windows options, 4-6 to 4-7
Lights, control panel, 5-2, 5-5 to 5-7
Loading
cut sheet paper, 2-10 to 2-11
posterboard, 2-11 to 2-13
roll paper, 1-4 to 1-9
M
Macintosh
advanced print options,
3-9 to 3-13
background printing, 3-13 to 3-14
basic print options, 3-3 to 3-9
-3
color management, 3-11 to 3-12
ColorSync settings, 3-11 to 3-12
configuration options,
3-18 to 3-19
custom print job settings, 3-5
drivers, 3-1 to 3-13
layout options, 3-2 to 3-3
managing print jobs, 3-13 to 3-19
Monitor3, 3-14 to 3-16
monitoring printer, 3-13 to 3-19
page setup options, 3-2 to 3-3
sharing printer, 1-17 to 1-18
software, installing, 1-13 to 1-15
software, uninstalling, 7-12 to 7-13
Status Monitor, 3-17
system requirements, 5
Utility menu, 3-17
Maintenance, 6-1 to 6-15
Manual cutter, ordering, 2
Manuals, how to use, 3 to 4
Margins
incorrect, 7-7
minimum, A-5
setting default roll paper,
5-8 to 5-9
Mechanical specifications, A-2
Media Type settings
Archival Ink, 3-8 to 3-9, 4-5 to 4-6
Photographic Dye Ink, 3-7, 4-4
Memory
problems, 7-6
specifications, A-1
Menus, SelecType, see SelecType
menus
Messages
error, 5-5 to 5-7
status, 5-2
Metamerism, 3-12, 4-10
MicroWeave setting, 3-10, 4-8
Monitor3, 3-14 to 3-16
Monitoring printer
control panel, 5-1 to 5-7
Macintosh, 3-13 to 3-19
Windows, 4-11 to 4-15
4 | Index
Motors, checking status, 5-3 to 5-4
Moving printer, 6-15 to 6-18
N
Nozzle check
control panel, printing from,
1-9 to 1-10
Nozzle Check utility, using,
6-1 to 6-2
O
Operate light, 5-2
Optimizing data transfer,
4-16 to 4-17
Options, 2
P
Page count, 5-4
Page Line setting, 2-9, 3-3, 4-7
Page setup options, Macintosh,
3-2 to 3-3
Paper
attaching to spindle, 1-4
configuration settings,
2-18 to 2-19, 7-3
custom size, creating, 3-2, 4-7
cut sheet, 2-10 to 2-14
drying time setting, 2-18 to 2-19
EPSON, 2-2 to 2-6
hammock, 2-14 to 2-17
handling, 2-1 to 2-19
heavy stock, 2-11 to 2-14
jams, 7-11 to 7-12
loading sheets, 2-10 to 2-11
non-EPSON, 2-18 to 2-19
options, Macintosh, 3-2 to 3-3
options, Windows, 4-6 to 4-7
ordering, 5, 2-2 to 2-5
printable area, A-5
problems, 7-8 to 7-12
registering, 2-18 to 2-19
removing from spindle, 2-8
-4
requirements, 2-1
roll, 2-6 to 2-9
selecting registered, 2-19
setting default roll paper margins,
5-8 to 5-9
specifications, A-4
suction setting, 2-18 to 2-19
thickness setting, 2-18 to 2-19
trim lines, 2-9, 3-3, 4-7
Paper basket, see Paper hammock
Paper Config. menu, 2-18, 2-19
Paper cutter
checking life, 5-3 to 5-4
replacing blade, 6-11 to 6-14
service life, A-1
Paper feed speed, A-1
Paper guides, 7-9 to 7-10
Paper hammock, 2-14 to 2-17
Paper monitoring, turning off, 5-9
Paper Out light, 5-5 to 5-7
Paper Size setting, 3-2, 4-7, 7-7
Paper Source setting, 3-3, 4-7, 7-7
Parallel interface
cable requirements, 6
configuring, 5-10
connecting to port, 1-12
optimizing speed, 4-16 to 4-17
problems, 7-5, 7-6
specifications, A-7
Pause button, 2-13
Pause light, 5-2, 5-5 to 5-7
Pausing print jobs
control panel, 5-2
Macintosh, 3-15
Windows, 4-12
PF (paper feed) motor, checking
status, 5-3 to 5-4
Photo Printing Accelerator, 1, 3-4, 4-9
PhotoEnhance4, 3-11, 3-12, 4-9, 4-10
Photographic Dye Ink
ink cartridges, 6-7
Media Type settings, 3-7
Photo-realistic setting, 3-12, 4-10
Platen gap setting, 2-13, 7-3
Index | 5
Posterboard, 2-11 to 2-14
Power consumption, A-3
Print head
aligning, 1-25 to 1-27, 6-4 to 6-6
checking status, 5-3 to 5-4,
6-1 to 6-3
cleaning, 6-1 to 6-4
service life, A-1
Print jobs
canceling, 3-15, 3-16, 4-12, 5-2
custom settings, 3-5, 4-3
managing, 3-13 to 3-19,
4-11 to 4-15
pausing, 3-15, 4-12, 5-2
Print quality, 3-10, 4-8, 7-2 to 7-4
Print speed, A-1
Print time, setting, 3-13 to 3-16
Printer
checking status, 3-17 to 3-19,
4-12 to 4-15, 5-3
cleaning, 6-14 to 6-15
code page setting, 5-11
configuring, 5-8 to 5-12
connecting to computer,
1-11 to 1-13
control panel language, 5-12
default settings, 5-11
dimensions, A-2
firmware version, 5-4
initialization, A-3
interface, selecting, 5-9 to 5-10
maintaining, 6-1 to 6-15
monitoring, 3-13 to 3-19,
4-11 to 4-15, 5-1 to 5-7
motors, checking status, 5-3 to 5-4
moving, 6-15 to 6-18
page count, 5-4
parallel interface, configuring, 5-10
pausing, 5-2
Port, EPSON, 4-17, 7-5, 7-6
posterboard, loading, 2-11 to 2-13
resetting, 5-2
sharing, 1-16 to 1-24
software, uninstalling, 7-12 to 7-13
-5
specifications, A-1 to A-3
status check, 5-3
storing, 6-15 to 6-17
total print volume, A-1
transporting, 6-15 to 6-18
turning off, 7
weight, A-2
Printer Setting menu, 2-9, 2-13,
5-8 to 5-11
Printer Status menu, 5-4
Problems
banding, 7-3
blank paper, 7-7
blurry prints, 7-4
cable, 7-5, 7-6
color, 7-3, 7-7
diagnosing, 7-1 to 7-2
faint prints, 7-3
garbled characters, 7-6
inverted image, 7-7
margin, 7-7
memory, 7-6
misalignment, 7-3
nothing prints, 7-5 to 7-6
operational, 7-5 to 7-6
paper, 7-8 to 7-12
paper feeding, 7-7, 7-9 to 7-10
paper jams, 7-11 to 7-12
print quality, 7-2 to 7-4
printer driver, 7-5 to 7-7
printing stops, 7-5
roll paper cannot be cut, 7-8
slow printing, 7-8
smeared prints, 7-7
Progress Meter, 4-11, 4-16
R
RAM, see Memory
Registering non-EPSON media,
2-18 to 2-19
Requirements, system, 5 to 6
Resetting printer, 5-2
6 | Index
Resolution
Macintosh, 3-10
maximum, A-1
Windows, 4-8
RIP software, ordering, 2
Roll Marg setting, 5-8, 7-7
Roll paper
attaching to spindle, 1-4
Auto Cut, 3-3, 4-7
Auto Rotate, 3-3, 4-7
belts, 2-7 to 2-8
cannot be cut, 7-8
cutting manually, 2-9
feed problems, 7-9 to 7-10
loading, 1-4 to 1-9
Page Line setting, 2-9, 3-3, 4-7
printable area, A-5
removing from spindle, 2-8
Save Roll Paper setting, 3-3, 4-7
setting default margins, 5-8 to 5-9
settings, Macintosh, 3-3
settings, Windows, 4-7
specifications, A-4
trim lines, 2-9, 3-3, 4-7
S
Safety
approvals, A-3
instructions, 7 to 9
Saturation setting, 3-13
Save Roll Paper setting, 3-3, 4-7
SelecType menus
Cutter Replace, 6-11
Head Alignment, 6-5
list, 5-8
Paper Configuration, 2-18 to 2-19
Printer Setting, 2-9, 2-13,
5-8 to 5-11
Printer Status, 5-4
Test Print, 5-3
Sharing printer, 1-16 to 1-24
Slow printing, 7-8
Smooth Fine Art Paper, 2-4
-6
Software
installing, 1-13 to 1-16
uninstalling, 7-12 to 7-13
Specifications
electrical, A-3
environmental, A-2
initialization, A-3
ink cartridges, A-5 to A-6
mechanical, A-2
paper, A-4
parallel interface, A-7
printable area, A-5
printer, A-1 to A-3
USB interface, A-8
Speed and Progress utility,
4-16 to 4-17
Spindle
ordering, 2
removing roll paper, 2-8
Spool folders, 3-18 to 3-19, 4-16
Spool Manager, 4-12
sRGB setting, 4-3, 4-9
Stabilizer knobs, 6-18
Status check, 5-3
Status messages, 5-2
Status Monitor
Macintosh, 3-17
Windows, 4-12 to 4-13
Storing printer, 6-15 to 6-17
Support, EPSON, 4 to 5
System requirements, 5 to 6
T
Technical support, 4 to 5
Temperature requirements, A-2
Test Print menu, 5-3
Text/Graph setting, 3-5, 4-3
Transporting printer, 6-15 to 6-18
Trim lines, printing
control panel, 2-9
Macintosh, 3-3
Windows, 4-7
Index | 7
Troubleshooting, 7-1 to 7-13
Tyvek Brillion, 2-5
U
Uninstalling software, 7-12 to 7-13
Unit ID number, 4
USB
cable requirements, 5, 6
connecting to port, 1-11
driver, uninstalling, 7-13
interface specifications, A-8
User-defined paper size, 4-7
Utility cutter, ordering, 2
Utility menu
Macintosh, 3-17
Windows, 4-13
V
Vivid setting, 3-12, 4-10
W
Waste ink system, 5-3 to 5-4, 6-19,
A-1
Watercolor Paper-Radiant White, 2-5
Weight of printer, A-2
Width of printer, A-2
-7
Windows
advanced print options,
4-7 to 4-10
basic print options, 4-1 to 4-6
color management, 4-9 to 4-10
custom print job settings, 4-3
drivers, 4-1 to 4-10
layout options, 4-6 to 4-7
managing print jobs, 4-11 to 4-12
monitoring preferences, setting,
4-14 to 4-15
optimizing print speed,
4-16 to 4-17
printer status, checking,
4-12 to 4-13
sharing printer, 1-19 to 1-24
software, installing, 1-15 to 1-16
software, uninstalling, 7-13
Speed and Progress utility,
4-16 to 4-17
status alerts, 4-15
Status Monitor 3, 4-12 to 4-13
system requirements, 6
user-defined paper size, 4-7
optional interface card slot
FireWire interface
connectors
Photo Printing Accelerator slot
connector for optional
Automatic Take-Up Reel
AC inlet
parallel interface connector
USB interface connector
9
roll paper
spindles
roll paper cover
mounting
brackets
paper
set lever
control
panel
lower
cover
ink cartridge
compartment
paper hammock
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EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
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EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
Printer Guide
®
Printed in USA
CPD-12208