Epson Stylus PRO 4880 Specifications

Epson Stylus Pro 4880
Printer Parts
Printer Specifications
Printing
Paper
lever
Roll paper cover
Rear manual
feed slot
Control
panel
Top cover
Specification
Description
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle
configuration
Black: 180 nozzles × 3 (photo black/matte black,
light black, light light black)
Color: 180 nozzles × 5 (cyan, vivid magenta, light
cyan, vivid light magenta, yellow)
Ink lever
Mechanical
Paper tray
cover
Roll paper
support
Specification
Description
Paper feed method
Friction
Paper path
Cut sheets (paper tray, front manual slot,
rear manual slot); roll paper
Dimensions
Width: 33.4 inches (848 mm)
Depth: 30.1 inches (765 mm)
Front manual
feed slot
Ink compartment
Height: 13.9 inches (354 mm)
Weight
Paper tray
Approx. 88.6 lb (40.2 kg)
Maintenance tank
Ink cartridge slot
Electrical
Roll paper
spindle
Rear cover
release knobs
Spindle
adapter
Specification
Description
Rated voltage
100 to 240 V
Input voltage range
90 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A at 120 V / 0.5 A at 220 V
Power consumption
Approx. 55 W; 5 W or less in sleep
mode; 1 W or less in power off mode
Environmental
Temperature
Operation
Storage
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
–4 to 104 °F
(–20 to 40 °C)
(1 month at 104 °F)
Print quality guarantee:
59 to 77°F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity
(without
condensation)
AC inlet
Network interface
20 to 80% RH
20 to 85% RH
40 to 60% RH for optimum
print quality
For optimal operation,
humidity should be
between 35 and 45% RH
Rear cover
USB interface
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Printer Interfaces
❏ USB (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)
❏ Ethernet (10/100 Base T)
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 60950, CSA No. 60950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CAN/CAS - CEI/IEC
CISPR 22 class B
Cut Sheets
Weight range
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 deckleedge paper.
Printable Area
Default roll paper margins are 0.12 inches (3 mm) top and
bottom, and 0.12 inches (3 mm) right and left. Using the
Menu system, you can set all the margins to 15 mm or 3 mm.
Media
Sizes
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may
be changed by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot
attest to the quality of any non-Epson brand or type of paper.
Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs.
8 × 10 inches
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
B4 (JB4) (10.1 × 14.2 inches)
11 × 14 inches
30 × 40 cm (11.8 × 15.7 inches)
A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches)
US B (11 × 17 inches)
Super A3/B (13 × 19 inches)
B3 (JB3) (14.2 × 20.3 inches)
16 × 20 inches
40 × 60 cm (15.7 × 23.6 inches)
A2 (16.5 × 23.4 inches)
US C (17 × 22 inches)
17 lb bond up to 24 lb posterboard
Default cut sheet margins are 0.12 inch (3 mm) top, right,
and left, and 0.56 inch (15 mm) bottom.
The borderless printing feature allows edge-to-edge printing
on some media.
Ink Cartridges
2 years from production date if
unopened; within 6 months after
opening package, at 77 °F (25 °C)
Storage temperature
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C);
1 month at 104 °F
Capacity
110 or 220 ml
Dimensions
(W × D × H)
110 ml: 0.98 × 6.52 × 4.14 inches
(25.1 × 165.8 × 105.3 mm)
220 ml: 0.98 × 11.05 × 4.14 inches
(25.1 × 280.8 × 105.3 mm)
Roll Paper
Weight
Maximum roll width
17 inches (432 mm)
Maximum roll length
Up to 147 feet (45 m) for 2-inch
cored media
Up to 662 feet (202 m) for 3-inch
cored media
Weight range
17 to 24 lb (64 to 90 g/m2)
Roll paper
compatibility
Handles both 2- and 3-inch cored
media
Maximum roll paper
diameter
4 inches (103 mm) (2-inch core) or
5.9 inches (150 mm) (3-inch core)
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Cartridge life
110 ml: approximately 0.44 lb
(200 g)
220 ml: approximately 0.85 lb
(385 g)
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Options
Consumables and Accessories
The following optional equipment and extended warranties
are available:
Ink Cartridges
When you install the printer’s first ink cartridges, it takes
about 8 minutes to initialize the printer. Do not interrupt this
process by turning off the printer, opening the top cover, or
releasing the paper lever, or the printer will have to reinitialize. In that case, there may not be enough ink left in the
original cartridges and you may have to replace them with new
ones.
®
™
Use the following Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid
Magenta ink cartridges before the expiration date on the
package:
Cartridge
110 ml
220 ml*
Photo Black
T605100
T606100
Cyan
T605200
T606200
Vivid Magenta
T605300
T606300
Yellow
T605400
T606400
Light Cyan
T605500
T606500
Vivid Light Magenta
T605600
T606600
Light Black
T605700
T606700
Light Light Black
T605900
T606900
Matte Black
T613800
T614800
Part
Part number
Epson Stylus Pro 4880 Printer Cabinet Stand
C4800STAND
Epson Stylus Pro 4880 TUMI Printer Cover
C4800TUMI
Paper Roller Spindle (Normal Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
C12C811171
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
C12C811191
One-year extended warranty
EPP48B1
Two-year extended warranty
EPP48B2
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an
Epson Professional Imaging authorized reseller. To find the
nearest reseller, visit www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales),
www.epson.ca (Canadian sales), or call 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca
(Canadian sales).
Tip: Check the Epson Pro Imaging website at
www.proimaging.epson.com for accessories and options that are
currently available.
Control Panel
* When using these cartridges, you must leave the ink
compartment door open.
Caution: We recommend that you use genuine Epson cartridges
and do not refill them. The use of other products may affect your
print quality and could result in printer damage.
User-Replaceable Parts
You can order these user-replaceable parts:
Power button
Part
Part number
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank
C12C890191
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade
C12C815291
Pause light and
button
Hold for
3 seconds to
cancel a print
job or reset the
printer.
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Ink light
Left arrow or
Paper Source
button
Hold for
3 seconds to
cut roll paper
after printing.
Up arrow
button
Paper light
Down arrow
button (press
to load/eject
paper)
Menu
button
Hold for
3 seconds
to clean
the print
head.
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Error Messages
When a problem occurs, a message appears on the display and the lights on the control panel come on or flash.
Message/Light
Light
Explanation
Response
Paper loaded does not match the
source selected.
Press the
Paper Source button to select the correct
setting: either
(for paper in the tray, or
or
for roll paper).
You’re using the wrong printer driver.
Press the
pause button and hold it for 3 seconds to
cancel the print job. Make sure you installed the
correct driver for your printer.
Damaged data was sent to the printer
or the data has an incorrect command.
Press the
pause button and hold it for 3 seconds to
cancel the print job.
The installed printer driver is not
correct for the printer.
Stop printing, and press the
pause button for
3 seconds. Then make sure that the installed printer
driver is correct for the printer.
The black ink cartridge option does
not match what is selected in the
driver.
Stop printing, and then press and hold the
pause
button for 3 seconds. Select the correct black ink
cartridge option in the driver. If you want to continue
printing, press the
pause button.
Non-Epson genuine ink cartridge is
installed.
Press the
pause button for 3 seconds to cancel
printing. If you want to continue printing, press the
pause button again.
—
Cut sheet needs to be loaded
manually.
Load the sheet in the front or rear manual feed slot.
FORBIDDEN MEDIA FROM P.
TRAY
—
Cut sheet needs to be loaded
manually in the front or rear manual
feed slot.
Remove the cut sheet media from the paper tray and
load it in the correct slot.
INK LOW
B Ink light flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are nearly expended
(printing continues).
Make sure you have replacement cartridges available;
you’ll need to replace them soon.
INVALID INK CRTG
B
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.
CHANGE PAPER TYPE
COMMAND ERROR
DRIVER INK SET SETTING IS
WRONG
Paper light on
—
—
MISMATCH ERROR
Note:
These messages alternate.
FEED SHEET PAPER
FEED SHEET PAPER
MANUALLY
Ink light on
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the package
and product code. Replace the cartridges with genuine
Epson ink cartridges.
LOAD PAPER
Paper light on
Paper lever is in the released position
while loading paper.
After you finish loading paper, pull the paper lever all
the way forward, to the secured position.
LOAD ROLL PAPER
Paper light on
Paper source setting in printer driver
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 driver.
—
One or both ink levers are raised.
Pull the lever or levers down to lock the ink cartridges.
MNT REQ. nnnn
—
A printer part (nnnn) will need to be
replaced soon.
Note the code number and contact Epson.
MNT TK NEAR FULL
—
The maintenance tank is almost full.
Although you can continue printing, you need to
replace the maintenance tank with a new one as soon
as possible. Make sure you have a replacement
maintenance tank on hand.
MNT TNK FULL
B
The maintenance tank is full.
Replace the maintenance tank with a new one.
LOAD SHEET PAPER IN
P. TRAY
LOWER INK LEVERS
LOWER L (or R) INK LVR
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Message/Light
Light
Explanation
Response
NO BORDERLESS WITH THIS
SIZE
—
Borderless setting is selected for
A2-size sheets (11.7 × 16.5)
Change the setting in the printer driver, or load
different-size paper.
Ink cartridge(s) not installed or ink
lever raised.
Install ink cartridges or lower the ink lever.
The maintenance tank is not installed.
Make sure the maintenance tank is fully inserted.
Cut sheet paper is not loaded straight.
Load the paper correctly.
RELOAD PAPER
Note:
These messages alternate.
NO INK CRTG
B
NO MNT TNK
—
NOT STRAIGHT RELOAD
Ink light on
Paper light on
NOZZLES STILL CLOGGED
—
Head cleaning did not clear the
nozzles.
Run the head cleaning utility again.
PAPER NOT CUT
Paper light
flashing
Roll paper was not cut correctly. The
cutter may be blunt or incorrectly
installed.
Open the top cover and remove the uncut paper.
Reload paper if necessary.
The paper slipped and fed into the
printer at an angle or is loaded
incorrectly.
Reload paper, making sure the edges are straight.
No paper is loaded or the paper ran
out, or it is loaded incorrectly.
Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the printer
and load more paper correctly.
PAPER NOT STRAIGHT
Paper light
flashing
PAPER OUT
Paper light on
Reinstall or replace the cutter blade if necessary.
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.
PLEASE USE GENUINE EPSON
INK CARTRIDGES
—
A non-genuine Epson ink cartridge is
installed.
Replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink
cartridge.
REAR COVER OPEN
—
The rear cover is open.
Close the rear cover.
RELEASE LEVER
REMOVE PAPER JAM
Paper light
flashing
Paper has jammed in the printer.
Remove the jammed paper. See the Printer Guide for
more information.
RELOAD PAPER
Paper light on
Printer cannot detect paper or the
PAPER NOT CUT error was cleared.
If you are using cut sheets, make sure the paper is flat.
Move the paper lever. Then reload paper.
RELOAD PAPER
INSERT DEEPLY
Paper light on
Manually loaded sheet is not inserted
far enough.
Insert the sheet further into the printer.
REMOVE PAPER
Paper light on
Paper is too thick for head cleaning.
Remove the thick paper and move the paper lever out
to the secured position. Head cleaning automatically
starts. After cleaning, reload paper.
Printer could not feed the paper.
Remove the paper.
The conversion cartridge needs to be
replaced.
Replace the conversion cartridge with a new one, or
complete the replacement of the black ink by pressing
the
pause button.
Ink cartridge is expended.
Replace the expended ink cartridge with a new one.
The print head is locked.
Remove the protective materials and pull the green
tab on the left side of the print head to release the
print head.
An error has occurred.
Turn the printer off and unplug the power cable. Let
the printer sit for a while, then try reconnecting the
power cable and turning the printer back on. If this
message appears on the LCD again, note the error
number and contact Epson.
Ink cartridge chip error.
Remove and reinstall the ink cartridge. If the message
remains, replace the cartridge.
REPLACE CNVRSION CRTG
—
REPLACE INK CRTG
B
SERVICE REQ.
All lights flashing
SET INK CRTG
—
Ink light on
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Message/Light
Light
SET PAPER LEVER
Paper light on
Explanation
Response
Paper lever was released during the
printing process or another operation.
Pull the lever all the way forward, to the secured
position. Start printing again from the beginning for
best results.
TIMES REMAINING
—
The conversion cartridge needs to be
replaced soon. (The remaining
number of times you can use the
conversion cartridge appears on the
LCD.)
You need to replace the conversion cartridge soon.
Press the
pause button.
TOP COVER OPEN
—
Top cover is open.
Close the top cover.
UNABLE TO PRINT
—
An error may be occurring when you
try to print a nozzle check or align the
print head.
Press the
pause button to exit the Test Print menu;
then resolve the problem. If the message appears
again, clear the error before you print.
UNLOCK PRINT HEAD
Print head is locked.
Remove the protective materials and pull the green
tab on the left side of the print head to release the
print head.
UPDATE FAILED
The printer failed to update the
firmware.
Update the firmware again.
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.
WRONG INK CRTG
B
Ink light on
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the package
and product code to make sure you have the correct
cartridge. Replace the cartridges with genuine Epson
ink cartridges.
WRONG PAPER SIZE
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Paper light
flashing
Loaded paper does not match the
image size.
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matches the loaded paper size. Load the correct size
paper if necessary.
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3. Raise the ink lever to the unlocked position.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
The easiest way to check ink levels is from the control panel:
Tip: You can store partially used ink cartridges for up to 6 months.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Menu
3sec.
1
Matte
Black/
Photo
Black
Expended
Full
8
Light
Light
Black
2 Cyan
3 Vivid Magenta
4. Remove the expended ink cartridge from the printer. Make
sure you save your first set of expended 110 ml cartridges so
you can use them for transporting the printer if necessary.
WARNING: Do not shake the expended cartridge, or ink may
leak out. If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
4 Yellow 6 Light Cyan
5 Light Black
7 Vivid Light
Magenta
When the red B ink light is flashing (and INK LOW is
displayed on the LCD panel), the indicated cartridge is almost
expended. Make sure you have a replacement cartridge. When
the light stays on and REPLACE INK CRTG is displayed, the
cartridge is expended. You must replace the cartridge before
you can continue printing.
You can install any combination of 110 ml and 220 ml
cartridges. It’s a good idea to keep a set of expended 110 ml
cartridges on hand at all times in case you need to ship the
printer.
See page 3 for information on selecting the correct
replacement cartridges. Before you start, make sure the printer
is turned on. Then follow these steps to replace an ink
cartridge:
5. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color,
and remove it from its package.
6. Gently shake the cartridge before installing it.
1. Note the color of the cartridge whose light is on or flashing.
This is the cartridge you need to replace.
Caution: Leave the expended cartridge in the printer until you
are ready to replace it. To prevent ink reporting errors, never
replace the ink cartridges with the printer turned off.
2. Press the ink compartment cover to open it.
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7. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the
printer. Then insert the cartridge into the slot. Don’t force
it in.
Note: If you can’t insert the cartridge smoothly, you may have
the wrong cartridge. Check the package and product code. If the
B ink light remains on after installing the cartridge, it may not be
inserted fully.
Checking Printer Status and Part Life
Using the menus, you can check the amount of ink remaining,
the total number of prints, and the status of your cutter blade,
maintenance tank, and other printer parts. You can either
print out a status check, or you can view the printer’s status on
the LCD panel.
Printing Status Information
The status check sheet shows some of the current default
settings, the amount of ink remaining in each cartridge, the
page count, and the status of various printer parts.
Follow these steps to print the status check sheet:
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the tray.
2. Press the Menu
8. Lower the ink lever to its locked position.
3. Press the
Menu
button. You see PRINTER SETUP.
button so you see TEST PRINT, then press
. You see NOZZLE CHECK.
4. Press so you see STATUS CHECK, then press Menu
You see PRINT.
5. Press Menu
.
again to start printing.
Note: You can replace the ink cartridges, cutter blade, and
maintenance tank yourself. Other printer parts need to be
replaced by an authorized Epson service technician.
The amount of ink left or the component life is indicated as
follows:
9. If you’re using 110 ml cartridges, close the ink
compartment cover. If you’re using 220 ml cartridges, you’ll
have to leave the cover open.
E*****F = 100–81% ink or service life remaining
E**** F = 80–61%
E*** F = 60–41%
E**
F = 40–21%
E*
F = 20–11%
% = less than 10% ink or service life remaining
Viewing Status Information
To view printer status information instead of printing it,
follow the steps below.
Caution: Do not remove and re-insert cartridges more often than
necessary. Doing so can compromise the needle valve seal and
allow air to enter the ink tubes, causing nozzle loss.
Once the cartridge is installed, the printer returns to its
READY state.
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Note: Some status information is a projection based on the last
print made.
1. Press the Menu
button. You see PRINTER SETUP.
2. Press the button until you see PRINTER STATUS, then
press Menu
. You see VERSION.
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3. Do one of the following:
❏ To check the firmware version, press Menu
When done, press the button.
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head
again.
❏ To check the number of pages that can be printed
with each ink cartridge, press until you see
PRINTABLE PG, then press Menu
. When done,
press .
This option must be enabled through the maintenance
mode on the printer’s control panel. See the
Printer Guide for instructions.
❏ To check the amount of ink left, press until you see
INK LEFT, then press Menu
. The status of the first
cartridge (PK or photo black) is displayed, using the
E*****F symbols described on page 8. Continue
pressing to see the status of the remaining cartridges.
When done, press .
If your printed image shows a color shift or horizontal lines,
you should check the print head to see if any nozzles are
clogged.
Note: You can run a cleaning cycle by holding down the Menu
button for three seconds. You can also use the printer’s menus to
run a power cleaning cycle. See page 10 for instructions.
You can check the print head nozzles using your printer utility
software, by following the steps below. You can also select the
Auto Cleaning feature, which enables the printer to print a
nozzle check pattern, read it, and automatically run a cleaning
cycle if necessary.
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the paper tray.
2. Do one of the following to access the printer utilities:
❏ Mac OS X: Open EPSON Printer Utility2 in your
Applications folder. Select SPro 4880, and click OK.
❏ To check how much of the maintenance tank has been
used, press until you see MAINT TANK, then press
Menu
. The status of the tank is displayed, using the
E*****F symbols described on page 8. When done,
press .
❏ Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and
click Printer under Hardware and Sound. Right-click
your printer icon and select Printing Preferences.
Click the Utility tab.
❏ To check the amount of ink used (in milliliters) and
paper used (in square meters), press until you see
USAGE COUNT, then press Menu
. When done,
press . Clear this setting with the USE COUNT CLR
option.
❏ Windows XP: Click Start and double-click Printers
and Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select
Printing Preferences. Click the Utility tab.
You see a screen like the following:
You can change the units of measurement from meters
to inches and feet by using the maintenance mode on
the printer’s control panel. See the Printer Guide for
instructions.
❏ To check job history, press until you see JOB
HISTORY, then press Menu
. For the last 10 print
jobs saved in the printer, you see the ink used (in
milliliters) and paper used (in square meters). The most
recent job is saved as No. 0. When done, press .
❏ To check the total number of prints, press until you
see TOTAL PRINTS, then press Menu
. When done,
press .
❏ To check the status of other printer parts, press until
you see SERVICE LIFE, then press Menu
. The
status of the cutter is displayed. Continue pressing to
see the status of the carriage motor, paper feed motor,
print head, and cleaning unit, represented with the
E*****F symbols described on page 8.
4. Press the
pause button to exit the menu.
3. Click the Nozzle Check icon.
4. Click Print to print the nozzle check pattern.
For more information about the Printer Status menu, see your
on-screen User’s Guide.
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If the pattern is still missing segments after a few power
cleaning cycles, turn the printer off and leave it overnight;
then clean the print head again the following morning with
regular cleaning cycles. If you still see no improvement,
contact Epson for assistance.
5. Examine the nozzle check pattern to make sure it has no
gaps or lines.
❏ If the printout looks okay as shown below, you’re done.
Click Finish.
Aligning the Print Head
❏ If you see any gaps as shown below, click Clean to clean
the print head and follow the on-screen instructions.
6. If the nozzles do not clear after a few cleaning cycles, run a
Power Cleaning Cycle, as described in the next section.
Running a Power Cleaning Cycle
You can run a power cleaning cycle from the control panel if
the normal cleaning process is not sufficient to clear the
nozzles. However, the power cycle uses a large quantity of ink,
so it is recommended only as a last resort.
The cartridges need to be at least 50% full to use power
cleaning. You may need to replace a low cartridge to run the
cleaning cycle. After cleaning, you can reinsert the old
cartridge.
Caution: Don’t run a cleaning cycle while thick media is loaded in
the printer.
1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs
cleaning, as described in the previous section.
2. Make sure the printer is ready and the red B ink light on the
printer’s LCD panel is not on or flashing.
Aligning the print head is the most important thing you can
do to ensure the best print quality. If banding appears on your
prints, if they look grainy or blurry, or you see misregistration
or “ghosting,” you need to align the print head.
Although you can align the print head using the printer utility
software, it’s best to align from the control panel. This will do
the most thorough job in the shortest time, and it’s all
automatic.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s a good idea to run a nozzle
check before aligning the print head (see page 9). This ensures
that the print head alignment patterns print correctly.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control
panel:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load letter-size
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster or Epson
Premium Luster Photo Paper if you are printing with Photo
Black ink. If you are printing with Matte Black ink, load
letter-size Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
or Enhanced Matte Paper.
2. Press the Menu
button.
3. Press the button so you see HEAD ALIGNMENT, then
press Menu
. You see PAPER THKNS.
4. Press the button until you see MAINTENANCE, then
press Menu
.
4. Press Menu
again so that STD appears on the display.
This is the correct thickness setting for most Epson papers,
including Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster, Epson
Premium Luster Photo Paper, Epson Ultra Premium
Presentation Paper Matte, and Enhanced Matte Paper.
5. Press until you see PWR CLEANING, then press Menu
. Press Menu
again to start the power cleaning.
5. Press Menu
to register the value, then press
display PAPER THKNS again.
6. Follow the instructions on the LCD panel to raise or lower
the ink levers.
6. Press
3. Press the Menu
button.
7. When cleaning is finished and the pause light stops
flashing, print the nozzle check again to confirm that the
head is clean.
For effective cleaning, always run a nozzle check between
cycles.
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to
to display ALIGNMENT.
7. Press Menu
to display AUTO, then press Menu
again. You see UNI-D (uni-directional). This is the type of
alignment to start with.
8. Press Menu
again to start the alignment process.
It takes about 12 minutes to run the automatic unidirectional head alignment. The printer’s white beam sensor
reads the alignment pattern and adjusts the printer
automatically. Make sure you don’t open the top cover or
turn off the printer during this process.
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9. When the uni-directional alignment is finished, press
until you see BI-D 2-COLOR. Then press Menu
again
to start the bi-directional black alignment process, which is
also completely automatic and takes about 7 minutes.
5. Open the top cover.
10. When the bi-directional black alignment is finished, press
until you see BI-D ALL. Then press Menu
again to
start the alignment process. Again, this process is completely
automatic and takes about 17 minutes.
11. When done, press the
alignment mode.
pause button to exit the head
If you want to verify or fine-tune the automatic alignment
process, you can perform a manual head alignment. See your
on-screen User’s Guide for instructions.
6. When REPLACE CUTTER is displayed on the LCD, hold
down the side pin as shown and turn the latch to the right.
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade
If you notice that your paper isn’t being cut cleanly, the cutter
blade may need to be replaced. If you use the blade to cut
heavy stock, you will damage the blade and need to replace it.
See the Printer Guide for a list of media that should not be cut
by the cutter.
Note: You can purchase replacement blades from an Epson
Professional Imaging authorized reseller. To find the nearest
reseller, visit www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales),
www.epson.ca (Canadian sales), or call 800-GO-EPSON (800-4637766). Or you can purchase online at www.proimaging.epson.com
(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
7. Release the side pin and carefully remove the cutter blade.
WARNING: The blade is sharp. Be careful when removing it.
You can check the status of your cutter by printing the status
check sheet or viewing its status on the control panel. See
page 8 for instructions.
You can obtain a new cutter blade from Epson (part number
C12C815291).
Make sure the printer is on, then follow these steps to replace
the blade:
1. Press the Menu
2. Press the
3. Press Menu
button.
button until you see CUTTER REPLACE.
to display EXEC.
Caution: Do not try to slide the carriage by hand, or you may
damage the printer.
8. Insert the new cutter as shown.
4. Press Menu
again. The print head moves to the cutter
replacement position. OPEN TOP COVER is displayed.
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9. Push down on the side pin while turning the latch to the
left.
Follow these steps to replace the tank:
1. Make sure the printer is not printing or performing any
other operations (READY or PAPER OUT should appear on
the control panel).
2. If you are using 220 ml ink cartridges, remove the four
cartridges from the right ink compartment, then close the
compartment cover.
3. Place your hand under the right ink compartment and
gently pull out the maintenance tank.
Caution: Be careful not to spill ink from the maintenance tank
when removing it. Hold it upright at all times.
10. Close the top cover after you have finished replacing the
cutter blade. The print head moves to the home position.
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
The maintenance tank stores ink that gets flushed from the
system during manual and automatic print head cleaning.
When the tank is almost full, the message MNT TK NEAR
FULL appears on the LCD panel. When the tank is completely
full, the printer stops working and MNT TNK FULL appears
on the LCD.
You can check how much space remains in the maintenance
tank by viewing its indicator on the control panel, as shown
below. You can also check its status by printing a nozzle check
sheet (see page 8).
Maintenance tank indicator
4. Place the used tank in the plastic bag included with the new
tank, and dispose of it carefully.
5. Insert the new tank.
6. If you removed any ink cartridges, replace them after
inserting the new maintenance tank.
Replacement tanks are available from Epson (part number
C12C890191).
Note: You can purchase replacement items for your printer from
an Epson Professional Imaging authorized reseller. To find the
nearest reseller, visit www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales)
or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). Or call 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca
(Canadian sales).
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Changing the Black Ink Cartridge
You can change the black ink from Photo Black to Matte
Black or vice-versa. You will need to use the Black Ink
Conversion Kit (included with your printer) and a new
black ink cartridge (either Matte or Photo) that you want to
convert to.
7. When RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD,
raise the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
8. When REMOVE INK CRTG appears, remove all four ink
cartridges from the left ink compartment.
9. When INSTALL CNVRSION CRTG appears, insert the
three conversion cartridges in the slots on the left ink
compartment.
Caution: To avoid interruption, observe the following conditions:
Do not turn off the printer, open the top cover, remove the rear
cover, move the paper lever to the released position, remove the
ink cartridges, remove the maintenance tank, or unplug the power
cord.
Note: If an electrical power failure occurs during this operation, turn
the printer on again. You can continue your procedure at the
breakpoint.
The Photo Black cartridge is ideal for printing photographic
images on all media types. It is optimized for traditional
photographic and ink jet-coated papers, such as Epson
Premium Luster Photo Paper (260), Premium Semi-gloss
Photo Paper (250), Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (260),
etc.
The Matte Black cartridge is optimized for printing
photographic images on matte or plain papers, such as Epson
Enhanced Matte Paper and Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper.
Generally, you should switch black ink cartridges only if you
plan to run a large number of print jobs in the new mode.
Since it takes about several minutes to switch and consumes
some ink, you shouldn’t switch cartridges more often than
necessary.
Changing the black ink cartridge also consumes color ink, so
you need to make sure that all of the cartridges contain
enough ink before you begin.
Note: If REPLACE CNVRSION CRTG appears, press the
pause button. Remove the old conversion cartridge(s) from the
left ink compartment, and then insert the new conversion
cartridge(s). Go to step 4 to start again.
10. When LOWER THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the
LCD, lower the ink lever on the left ink compartment.
The printer starts draining ink and DRAINING XX%
appears on the LCD. Wait until draining is complete.
Installing the New Black Ink Cartridge
1. When draining is complete, RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER
appears on the LCD. Raise the ink lever on the left ink
compartment.
2. When REMOVE CNVRSION CRTG appears, remove the
conversion cartridges from the slots on the left ink
compartment.
3. When INSERT INK CRTG appears, insert the cartridges in
their specified slots.
4. When LOWER BOTH INK LEVERS appears, lower the ink
levers on the right and left ink compartments.
5. When RAISE BOTH INK LEVERS appears, raise the ink
levers on the right and left ink compartments.
The printer starts charging ink. After a while, ink lever
messages appear on the LCD.
If MNT TNK FULL appears on the LCD, you need to replace
the maintenance tank. See page 12.
Note: Because ink charging after black ink conversion consumes
a large quantity of ink, you may need to replace the ink cartridges
and maintenance tank soon.
Draining the Old Ink
1. Make sure that READY appears on the LCD panel.
2. Press the Menu
button.
3. Press the button until you see MAINTENANCE, and
then press Menu
.
4. Press
Menu
until you see BK INK CHANGE, and then press
.
5. Press Menu
6. Continue raising and lowering the ink levers as instructed
on the LCD until READY appears on the LCD. This
indicates that ink charging is complete.
7. If you have installed 110 ml ink cartridges, close the ink
compartment covers. If you have installed 220 ml ink
cartridges, do not close the ink compartment covers.
again.
6. When RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the
LCD, raise the ink lever on the right ink compartment.
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Updating the Printer Driver Information
Updating the Firmware
After changing the black ink cartridge, you need to update the
driver information as follows:
Note: Although the illustrations in this section show Windows
screens, the procedure is the same for Macintosh.
❏ Mac OS X: Click the EPSON StatusMonitor button and
make sure the correct ink cartridge is displayed. If not, click
Update. (You may need to remove the printer from the
Printer Setup utility and then add it again.)
1. Double-click the firmware file to extract it.
❏ Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and click
Printer under Hardware and Sound. Right-click your
printer icon and select Printing Preferences. Click the
Main tab and make sure that the correct ink cartridge is
displayed. If not, set the information manually by clicking
the Utility tab and then the Printer and Option
Information button.
❏ Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel.
Double-click Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer
icon and select Printing Preferences. Click the Main tab
and make sure that the correct ink cartridge is displayed. If
not, set the information manually by clicking the Utility tab
and then the Printer and Option Information button.
2. Double-click the EPSON LFP Remote Panel icon on your
desktop. You see the LFP Remote Panel.
If you don’t see the icon on your desktop, do one of the
following to access the LFP Remote Panel:
❏ Mac OS X: Open EPSON Printer Utility2 in your
Applications folder. Select SPro 4880, click OK, then click
EPSON LFP Remote Panel in the printer utility window.
❏ Windows Vista: Click
, click Control Panel, and click
Printer under Hardware and Sound. Right-click your
printer icon and select Printing Preferences. Click the
Utility tab, then click EPSON LFP Remote Panel in the
printer utility window.
❏ Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel.
Double-click Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer
icon and select Printing Preferences. Click the Utility tab,
then click EPSON LFP Remote Panel in the printer utility
window.
Updating Your Printer Firmware
Before you begin using your printer, you should check for a
newer version of firmware on the Epson support site and
update your printer, if necessary.
Downloading the Firmware
1. Navigate to epson.com/support in your browser.
2. Choose your printer.
3. Click Drivers & Downloads to find the newest firmware.
4. Choose the version for Macintosh or Windows and follow
the instructions on the screen, then continue in the
appropriate section below to update the firmware.
Note: If the Epson LFP Remote Panel does not launch when you
click EPSON LFP Remote Panel in the printer utility window,
your software CD may not have included this utility. You can
download the LFP Remote Panel from epson.com/support.
For more information on using the LFP Remote Panel, click Help
to see the electronic guide.
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3. Make sure Stylus Pro 4880 or EPSON Stylus Pro 4880 is
selected, then click the Firmware Updater button. You see
the Firmware Updater window.
1. Turn off the printer, then unplug the power cord and
disconnect the printer from your computer.
2. Open the roll paper cover and remove the roll paper.
3. Remove any sheets from the paper tray. Then vacuum the
paper tray using a soft brush attachment.
4. If the paper path accidentally gets soiled with ink, gently
clean it with a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with water.
5. 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.
Transporting or Storing the Printer
If you are moving the printer a short distance (for example, in
the same building), raise the ink levers and have at least two
people lift the printer.
4. Make sure your printer is on, its LCD is set to READY,
and it is connected to your computer, then choose
Stylus Pro 4880 or EPSON Stylus Pro 4880 in the
Printer list.
Warning: The printer weighs about 88 lb (40 kg) (without ink), and
should be lifted by two people.
5. Click Browse and find the firmware that you just
downloaded and extracted. Select the file and click Choose.
6. If the firmware version of the file is newer, click Update to
start the firmware updating process. (If it is the same, you
don’t need to update.)
Caution: Don’t turn off the printer while the firmware is
updating.
7. When the update is complete, close the Firmware Updater
window, LFP Remote window, and the Printer Utility
window.
To ship the printer, you must repack it using the original
box and packing materials and secure it to a pallet. If you do
not have these items, contact Epson to purchase them.
Otherwise, the printer may be damaged beyond repair. See
the Printer Guide for complete instructions on shipping and
reinstalling the printer.
Related Documentation
CPD-24504
Start Here sheet
CPD-24245
Epson Stylus Pro 4880 Printer Guide
CPD-23920
Epson Stylus Pro 4880 Quick
Reference Guide
Cleaning the Printer
CPD-23922
Epson Stylus Pro 4880 CD-ROM with
on-screen User’s Guide and Network Guide
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year.
CPD-24355
Epson Preferred Limited Warranty
To finish the installation, you need to load some cut-sheet
paper and align the print head, as described on page 10.
Caution: Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer.
To avoid damaging the components as well as the case, never use
alcohol or thinners to clean the printer.
Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or electronic
components.
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 Epson if you think the
printer needs lubrication.
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