Epson Stylus Color 440 Specifications

EPSON Stylus COLOR 440
edge
guides
paper support
printer cover
control
panel
Media name
Size
Part number
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Paper
Letter
A4
S041124
S041126
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film
Letter
A4
A6
S041072
S041071
S041107
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter
A4
4×6
Panoramic (8.3 ×
23.4 inches)
S041141
S041140
S041134
S041145
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Letter
A4
S041064
S041063
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Cards
A6
8 × 10
S041054
S041122
EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards
(with envelopes)
A6
S041147
EPSON Photo Stickers Kit
(CD-ROM and paper)
EPSON Photo Stickers
(refill, paper only)
A6, 16 frames per
sheet
A6, 16 frames per
sheet
S041144-KIT
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel
Transfer Paper
Letter
S041153/
S041155
EPSON Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
output tray
output tray
extensions
ink cartridge
clamp
load/eject
button
paper out
thickness light
lever
power
light
S041144
Printer Specifications
black ink
out light
color ink
out light
cleaning
button
Printing
power
button
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Black
Color
Accessories
Ink Cartridges
64 nozzles
63 nozzles (21 each: cyan, magenta, yellow)
Resolution
Maximum 720 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Cartridge
Part number
Black
S020187
Control code
ESC/P Raster,™ EPSON Remote
Color
S020191
Input buffer
10KB
Character tables
The character tables for PC437 (U.S.,
Standard Europe) and PC 850
(Multilingual) can be selected using the
control panel buttons. Make sure the
printer is turned off. Then hold down the
R cleaning button and then press the
P power button to turn on the printer.
Then release both buttons.
Media
Media name
Size
Part number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Letter
A4
S041060
S041059
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
S041111
S041117
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
Legal
S041062
S041061
S041067
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Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Thickness
Single sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half letter (statement, 5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Plain bond paper and special ink jet
papers distributed by EPSON
0.003 to 0.004 inch 17 to 24 lb (64 to
(0.08 to 0.11 mm)
90 g/m2) for plain
for plain bond paper bond paper
Transparencies, Glossy
film, Glossy paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm), glossy film only
Transparencies, glossy paper, and glossy —
film distributed by EPSON
—
Self-adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self adhesive sheets distributed by
EPSON
—
—
Envelopes
No. 10, 9.5 × 4.1 inches (240 × 104 mm)
DL, 8.7 × 4.3 inches (220 × 110 mm)
C6, 4.4 × 6.4 inches (114 × 162 mm)
Ink jet note card, 132 × 220 mm
Plain bond paper or air mail paper
0.006 to 0.02 inch
(0.16 to 0.52 mm)
12 to 20 lb
(45 to 75 g/m2)
Index (ink jet) cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
8 × 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
Ink jet cards distributed by EPSON
—
—
Photo paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm)
Panoramic (210 × 594 mm)
Photo paper distributed by EPSON
—
—
Photo stickers
A6 (105 × 148 mm) 16 frames per sheet
Photo stickers distributed by EPSON
—
—
Iron-On Cool Peel transfer
paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Transfer paper distributed by EPSON
—
—
Note:
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.
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and
other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade
of paper.
Do not load curled or folded paper.
Use special papers distributed by EPSON under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Store printouts on EPSON glossy media and self adhesive sheets
under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
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Weight
EPSON Stylus COLOR 440
.
Printable area
A
A
B-L
B-L, B-R
B-R
C
C
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper
(dotted lines indicate perforations)
single sheets/index cards
A
B-L
A:
B–L,
B–R:
C:
B-R
C
envelope
The maximum top margin is 0.67 inch (17.0 mm).
The maximum left and right margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
The maximum bottom margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
Ink Cartridge
A:
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Film, the
minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm).
B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B-R: The minimum right margin is as follows:
0.35 (9.0 mm) for letter and legal size sheets
0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for other size sheets
C:
Specification
Black ink cartridge
(S020187)
Color ink cartridge
(S020191)
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Print capacity* 540 pages text (ISO/IEC
10561 Letter Pattern)
380 pages graphic
(5% coverage)
0.28 inch (7 mm) for DL envelopes.
1.10 inch (28 mm) for No. 10 envelopes.
0.12 inch (3 mm) for C6 envelopes.
The minimum bottom margin is 0.54 inch (14.0 mm).
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. However,
envelopes should be loaded long edge first.
You can extend the minimum bottom margin to 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) by
selecting Maximum as the Printable Area Setting on the printer driver
Paper menu. However, print quality may decline in the expanded
area. Before printing large jobs, print a single sheet to confirm print
quality.
300 pages (15% coverage)
Cartridge life
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 (40 °C)
Uninstalled: −22 to 104 °F (−30 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit
temperature
−22 to 140 °F (−30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Installed:
−0.4 °F (−18 °C)
Freezing
3.2 °F (−16 °C)
temperature**
Dimensions
0.7 (W) × 2.1 (D) × 1.5 (H)
inches
19.8 (W) × 52.7 (D) ×
38.5 (H) mm
1.7 (W) × 2.1 (D) × 1.5 (H)
inches
42.9 (W) × 52.7 (D) ×
38.5 (H) mm
* The print capacity may vary, depending on how often you clean
the print head.
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
Caution:
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
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Mechanical
Safety Approvals
Paper feed
method
Friction
Paper path
Sheet feeder, top entry, front out
Sheet feeder
capacity
100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m 2) paper
Safety standards
UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 No. 950
with D3
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA
C108.8 class B
Parallel Interface
Dimensions
Storage
Printing
Weight
Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface with
the following characteristics:
Width: 16.9 inches (429 mm)
Depth: 9.1 inches (231 mm)
Height: 6.1 inches (157 mm)
Forward channel
Width: 16.9 inches (429 mm)
Depth: 23.7 inches (602 mm)
Height: 11.6 inches (295 mm)
11.5 lb (5.2 kg) without the ink cartridges
Electrical
Specification
120 V Model
220−240 V Model*
Input voltage
range**
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
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
Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency
range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.4 A (max. 0.5 A)
0.2 A (max. 0.3 A)
Power
consumption
Approx. 16 W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 5 W in standby mode
Energy Star compliant
* This product is also designed for an IT power system phase-tophase voltage of 220−240 V.
Environmental
Temperature
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage
−4 to 140 °F (−20 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operation
20 to 80% RH
Storage*
5 to 85% RH
*Stored in shipping container
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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
** Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
Operation
Transmission mode:
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P S B A When the P power and S paper out
Control Panel
paper out light
load/eject
button
buttons flash and the B black and A color
ink out lights come on, jammed paper may
be blocking movement of the print head.
Turn off the printer (press the P power
button); wait 15 seconds; then turn it on
again. If this does not clear the error, contact
your dealer or EPSON as described in the
Printer Basics book.
power light
black ink
out light
color ink
out light
cleaning
button
When all the lights flash, your printer may
have an internal error. Turn off the printer
(press the P power button); wait 15 seconds;
then turn it on again. If this does not clear
the error, contact your dealer or EPSON as
described in the Printer Basics book.
power
button
When all the lights are off, the printer is not
receiving power. Try these solutions:
The four lights on your printer’s control panel show the
printer’s status and alert you to problems like paper jams.
P
B or A
❏ Make sure the printer is turned on.
The power light is on when the printer is on
and ready to print. The power light flashes
when the printer is receiving a print job or
performing a maintenance operation such as
cleaning the print head.
❏ Turn off the printer, plug in the power
cord securely, and turn on the printer.
❏ Make sure the outlet is not controlled by
a switch or timer and is operable.
When an ink out light flashes, your ink
supply is low. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge.
When an ink out light comes on, you need to
replace the ink cartridge. See “Replacing an
Ink Cartridge” for instructions.
S When the paper out light comes on, your
paper ran out or is incorrectly loaded. Make
sure none of the sheets are curled, creased,
old, stuck together, or too thin. Reload the
paper against the right edge guide and slide
the left edge guide over to the paper’s left
edge. Then press the E load/eject button.
When the paper out light flashes, you have a
paper jam. Turn off the printer and gently
pull out all paper. Make sure none of the
sheets are curled, creased, old, stuck
together, or too thin. Reload the paper
against the right edge guide and slide the left
edge guide over to the paper’s left edge.
Then turn the printer on.
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5. Pull up the two ink cartridge clamps.
Installing an Ink Cartridge for the First
Time
1. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.
Caution:
Don’t use an outlet controlled by a wall switch or timer,
or one that uses the same circuit as a large appliance.
This may disrupt the power, which can erase the
printer’s memory or damage its power supply.
2. Remove the ink cartridges from their foil packages. Then
pull off only the yellow part of the tape seal on the top of
each cartridge. It is okay if a bit of the yellow tape remains
on the cartridge. Do not pull off the blue part.
6. Insert the ink cartridges into their holders with the blue
labels facing up and toward the back of the printer.
Caution:
You must remove the yellow tape seal from the top of
the cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Don’t
remove the tape seal from the bottom.
remove
7. Push down the clamps until they lock in place.
black cartridge
color cartridge
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
3. Lower the output tray and open the printer cover.
4. Press the P power button to turn on the printer. The
P power light flashes, the B black and A color ink out
lights come on, and the ink cartridge holders move left to
the installation position.
8. Press the R cleaning button and close the printer cover.
Caution:
Always use the P power button to turn the printer on or
off. Never use an external switch, such as a power strip.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink
delivery system. Charging can take two to three minutes.
During this time, the P power light flashes, and the printer
makes various sounds. Don’t turn off the printer or interrupt
the charging process or you’ll use more ink than necessary.
Charging is complete when the P power light stops flashing
and is stays on.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer when the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than five minutes.
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Testing the Printer
Printing on Special Media
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer itself or some other source.
Whether you print on plain paper or special media, you need
to load it according to the guidelines in the table below.
❏ If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in software
settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
For this media
name...
Load a maximum of
this many sheets...
Plain paper, letter
size
100 (load preprinted
forms top edge first)
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
Plain paper, legal
size
100 (pull up the paper
support extension)
2. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
Envelopes
10 (set the thickness
lever to the + position)
Labels (single
sheets)
1
EPSON 360 dpi Ink
Jet Paper
70 letter size
30 legal size
EPSON Iron-On Cool
Peel Transfer Paper1
1
EPSON High Quality
Ink Jet Paper
65 letter size
25 legal size
❏ If the printer check does not print correctly, there is a
problem with your printer.
Follow these steps to check the printer:
3. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
4. Hold down the E load/eject button and press the P power
button. Hold down the buttons until the P power light
starts to flash. Then release both buttons.
The printer prints one page containing the printer’s ROM
version, ink counter code, and a nozzle check pattern. Only
the nozzle check pattern is shown below:
Then select this
Media Type setting
in your printer
software...
Plain paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
EPSON Photo
Quality Ink Jet Paper
5. After it prints the page, turn off the printer. Remember to
reconnect the interface cable, then turn on the printer and
your computer.
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EPSON Photo
Quality Ink Jet Cards
30 cards (use a
support sheet)
EPSON Photo
Quality Note Cards
30 cards (use a
support sheet)
EPSON Photo
Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
1
EPSON Photo
Quality Glossy Paper
20 (use a support
sheet)
EPSON Photo Paper
20 (use a support
sheet)
EPSON Panoramic
Photo Paper
1
EPSON Photo
Quality Glossy Film2
30 (use a 1.2 inch top
margin and a support
sheet)
EPSON Photo
Stickers
1 (use the support
sheets)
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
30 (use a support
sheet)
Photo Paper
Photo Quality Glossy
Film
Ink Jet Transparencies
1
Use the Flip Horizontal option to reverse your image before you
print it—especially if it includes text—so the image will appear
correctly when it’s transferred.
2
For better results, load EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film one
sheet at a time. This also allows you to use a smaller top margin.
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Note:
If you need to replace an ink cartridge before the lights flash (because
the ink is too old, for example) follow the instructions in “Replacing
an Outdated Ink Cartridge” on page 9.
Additional Media Loading Guidelines
Caution:
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call
EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
❏ You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge
❏ In addition to the Media Type option, remember to select
the correct Paper Size for your media on the Paper menu.
Note:
If you press the R cleaning button when neither ink out light is
flashing or on, the printer cleans the print head (see “Cleaning the
Print Head”).
❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position correctly; follow any instructions in the package.
Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
You can replace a cartridge when the B black or A color ink
out light is either flashing or on. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
cut corner
2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
Caution:
Never move the print head by hand.
printable
side face up
Don’t open the clamp or remove a cartridge except to
replace it with a new one. Once you remove a cartridge,
you can’t reuse it.
3. Press the R cleaning button and hold it for three seconds.
The print head moves slightly to the left and the P power
light begins flashing.
4. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from
its holder.
❏ If the special media has protective sheets between each sheet
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When a B black or A color ink out light flashes, the indicated
cartridge is low on ink. This is a good time to make sure you
have a new cartridge. When the light stays on, the cartridge is
empty and you need to replace it. You cannot print if either
ink cartridge is empty.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Caution:
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranty.
5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
6. Follow the steps in the next section to install the new ink
cartridge.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
❏ Black ink cartridge: S020187
❏ Color ink cartridge: S020191
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Installing the New Cartridge
Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge
Once you have removed the empty cartridge, you’re ready to
install the new one. Follow these steps:
If an ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may need
to replace it. How can you tell? You may notice that your
printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print quality
doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head, try
replacing one or both cartridges.
1. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package.
Caution:
You must remove only the yellow tape seal from the top
of the cartridge; leaving the tape on will permanently
damage it. Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom
of the cartridge; ink will leak.
Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the
B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
2. Remove only the yellow part of the tape seal on the top of
the cartridge. Do not remove the blue label. (It’s okay if a
bit of the yellow tape does not tear off.)
2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
Caution:
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head
by hand.
remove
3. Press the E load/eject button and hold it down for a few
seconds until the print head moves to the left.
4. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from
its holder.
black cartridge
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
color cartridge
5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
3. Lower the ink cartridge into its holder with the blue label
facing up and toward the back of the printer.
6. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
7. Remove only the yellow part of the tape seal on the top of
the cartridge. Do not remove the blue label.
8. Lower the ink cartridge into its holder with the blue label
facing up and toward the back of the printer.
9. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
10. Press the E load/eject button and close the printer cover.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
4. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink
delivery system.
5. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, remove it as
described in “Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge” on
page 8. Then follow steps 1 through 4 in this section.
The P power light flashes and the printer makes various
sounds. Charging takes about one minute. When it’s finished,
you can print again.
6. Press the R cleaning button and close the printer cover.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the
ink delivery system. The P power light flashes and the
printer makes various sounds. Charging takes about one
minute. When it’s finished, you can print again.
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6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern. Then click Next. See “Examining
the Nozzle Check Pattern” for instructions on examining
the nozzle check pattern.
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are
missing from the image, you may need to clean the print head.
This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
7. If the pattern looks okay, click Finish to close the Nozzle
Check dialog box. If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean
to clean the print head again.
Caution:
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.
Using the Printer Control Panel
Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print
quality declines. You can use either of the following to clean
the print head:
Follow these steps to clean the print head:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, and
that the B black and A color ink out lights are off. If either
ink out light is on, you must replace the ink cartridge before
cleaning the print head.
❏ The Head Cleaning utility in your printer software (if the
printer is on a local port rather than a network)
❏ The printer’s control panel buttons.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the utility:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
that the B black and A color ink out lights are off. If either
ink out light is on, you must replace the ink cartridge before
cleaning the print head.
2. Press the R cleaning button and hold it down for three
seconds. Cleaning takes about one minute, during which
the printer makes some noise and the P power light flashes.
After the cleaning cycle is complete and the P power light
stops flashing, you need to confirm that the print head
nozzles are clean and reset the printer’s cleaning cycle. You
can do this by printing a page or running a nozzle check (see
“Using the Head Cleaning Utility”).
2. Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 440 icon in the
Printers window.
3. If your print quality has not improved, run another cleaning
cycle.
Select Properties (Document Defaults in Windows NT).
Windows 3.1:
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main group.
Examine the nozzle check pattern after printing it. It should
look something like this:
Double-click the Printers icon.
Select EPSON Stylus COLOR 440 from the list of installed
printers and click Setup.
3. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the Head Cleaning button.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
head. Cleaning takes about one minute, during which the
printer makes some noise and the P power light flashes.
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern (the upper pattern is
black and the lower pattern is cyan, magenta, and yellow). If
your printout looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing,
as shown below, clean the print head again, as explained in the
previous sections.
When the cleaning cycle is finished (the P power light stops
flashing), you need to run a nozzle check to confirm that the
print head nozzles are clean and to reset the printer’s
cleaning cycle.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
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Aligning the Print Head
Transporting the Printer
If your printouts contain vertical banding or jagged vertical
lines, you may need to align the print head. To use the print
head alignment utility, your printer must be connected to a
local port, not through a network. Follow these steps:
If you want to move your printer some distance, you need to
prepare it for transportation and repack it in the original box.
Caution:
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting the printer.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded.
2. Access the printer settings dialog box.
Follow these steps:
3. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the Print Head Alignment button.
1. Turn on the printer and wait until the print head locks in
the far right position. Then turn off the printer.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page
and select the correct alignment.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
Note:
For best results, use EPSON ink jet paper or photo quality paper
whenever you check the print head alignment.
3. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder and remove the
paper support.
4. Push in the output tray extensions and close the tray.
5. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with it. See the
Unpacking Sheet that was packed with the printer.
Cleaning the Printer
Caution:
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
Be sure to keep the printer flat as you transport it. If you
notice a decline in print quality after transporting the printer,
clean the print head; if output is misaligned, align the print
head.
Never use alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can
damage the printer components and case.
Don’t get water on the printer components.
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Don’t spray lubricants or oils inside the printer.
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year, following these steps:
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1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and
disconnect the printer cable.
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2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
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3. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
Keep the printer cover closed so water doesn’t get inside.
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4. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a damp cloth.
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