Epson 785EPX - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet Printer Specifications

EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX
Ink Cartridges
paper support
roll paper
adapter
printer cover
Cartridge
card eject button
Part number
Black
T007201 (U.S.), T007311 (Canada)
Color
T008201 (U.S.), T008311 (Canada)
Media
memory
card slot
output tray
extensions
output tray
EPSON paper name
Size
Part number
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Letter
A4
S041060
S041059
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Letter
A4
Legal
S041062
S041061
S041067
Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
A6
S041054
Photo Paper
4 x 6 inches,
perforated
4 x 6 inches,
non-perforated*
Letter - 20 sheets
Letter - 500 sheets
Letter - 100 sheets
A4
Panoramic
Roll
(3.9 in × 26.2 ft)
left edge guide
preview monitor slot
paper thickness
lever
roll paper
holders
S041064
S041063
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Letter
8 x 10 inches*
A4
S041257
S041467
S041258
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Letter
5 x 7 inches*
8 x 10 inches*
Roll
(3.9 in × 26.2 ft)
Roll
(8.3 in × 26.2 ft)
S041286
S041464
S041465
Letter
A4
Roll
(3.9 in × 26.2 ft)
S041331
S041332
Letter
Roll
(8.3 in × 26.2 ft)
S041405
Letter
A4
A6
S041072
S041071
S041107
processing light
power
button
maintenance
button
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
roll paper
button
Premium Luster Photo Paper
ink cartridge
replacement button
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Options and Accessories
Options
Option
Part number
Preview Monitor
C860002
S041279
Letter
A4
ink cartridges
error
light
S041458
S041141
S041272
S041271
S041140
S041145
Ink Jet Transparencies
USB port
preview monitor port
S041134
S041302
S041376
S041329
S041408
Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets A4
S041106
Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
S041153
S041155
Letter - 10 sheets
Letter - 50 sheets
Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Letter
S041267
Photo Stickers Kit (CD-ROM/paper)
A6
S041144-KIT
Photo Stickers (refill)
A6
S041144
* Borderless paper, compatible with BorderFreeTM (No Margins)
printing.
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Environmental
Printer Specifications
Temperature
Printing
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Black
Color
48 nozzles
240 nozzles (48 each: cyan, magenta,
yellow, light cyan, light magenta)
Resolution
Maximum 2880 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code
ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote command
Input buffer
32KB
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage*
−4
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operation
20 to 80% RH
Storage*
5 to 85% RH
*Stored in shipping container
Safety Approvals
Mechanical
Paper feed
method
Friction
Paper path
Sheet feeder, top entry, front exit
Sheet feeder
capacity
Operation
Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
Ink Cartridges
2
100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m ) paper
Specification
Black ink cartridge
(T007xxx)
Color ink cartridge
(T008xxx)
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
Light Cyan, Light Magenta
Dimensions
Storage
Printing
Weight
Print capacity* 540 pages; A4, 3.5%
(ISO/IEC letter pattern),
text at 360 dpi
Width: 18.4 inches (467 mm)
Depth: 10.1 inches (256 mm)
Height: 8.4 inches (212 mm)
Width: 18.4 inches (467 mm)
Depth: 21.5 inches (547 mm)
Height: 11.9 inches (302 mm)
11.6 lb (5.3 kg) without the ink cartridges
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)
Transit
temperature
−22 to 140 °F (−30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Electrical
Specification
120 V Model
220−240 V Model
Input voltage
range*
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency
range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.45 A
220 pages (A4, 360 dpi,
5% duty each color)
Freezing
3.2 °F (−16 °C)
temperature**
Dimensions
0.8 × 2.4 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
20.1 × 60 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
−0.4 °F (−18 °C)
1.9 × 2.4 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
49.1 × 60 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
* The figure given is based on continuous printing after ink
replacement. The actual print capacity may vary, depending on
how often you turn on the printer and how often you clean the
print head.
0.25 A
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
Power consumption Approx. 19 W (ISO10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 3.5 W in standby mode
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.
* Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has
expired.
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Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Thickness
Weight
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)
5 × 7 inches
3.5 × 5 inches
Plain bond paper and special ink jet
papers distributed by EPSON
0.003 to 0.004
inch (0.08 to 0.11
mm) for plain bond
paper
17 to 24 lb
(64 to 90 g/m2)
for plain bond
paper
Transparencies, glossy film Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
Transparencies and glossy film
distributed by EPSON
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Matte Paper - Heavyweight Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
8 × 10 inches
Matte paper distributed by EPSON
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Self adhesive sheets distributed by
EPSON
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Self-adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Envelopes
No. 10, 4.1 × 9.5 inches (104 × 241 mm) Plain bond paper or air mail paper
DL, 4.3 × 8.7 inches (110 × 220 mm)
C6, 4.4 × 6.4 inches (114 × 162 mm)
0.006 to 0.02 inch 12 to 20 lb
(0.16 to 0.52 mm) (45 to 75 g/m2)
Ink jet cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
Ink jet cards distributed by EPSON
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Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm)
Panoramic (210 × 594 mm)
Roll (3.9 in × 26.2 ft)
Photo paper distributed by EPSON
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Premium Glossy and
Semigloss Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
5 × 7 inches (glossy only)
8 × 10 inches (glossy only)
Roll (3.9 in × 26.2 ft)
Roll (8.3 in × 26.2 ft) (glossy only)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper or
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
distributed by EPSON
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Photo Stickers
A6 (105 × 148 mm), 16 frames/sheet
Photo stickers distributed by EPSON —
—
Transfer paper distributed by EPSON —
—
Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Paper
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first, except for envelopes. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down
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 papers under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Store printouts on Photo Quality Glossy Film 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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Printable area
Control Panel
A
B-L
A
B-R
B-L
To diagnose some problems, check the printer’s control panel,
as described below, or run a printer check (page 6).
B-R
C
envelopes
C
single sheets/index cards
Green
Processing
light flashes
The printer is receiving a print job,
reading a PC card, printing, or performing
maintenance procedures.
Red
is on
Your paper ran out, ink ran out, or paper
is jammed. You may also see one of the
messages shown at the left, or a
message on your screen.
b light
** no margins
(4 × 6, 5 × 7, 8 × 10,
and letter-size only)
A:
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30.0 mm).
B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B-R: The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for all papers
except DL envelopes (0.28 inch [7.0 mm]) and No. 10 envelopes
(1.10 inches [28.0 mm]).
C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.55 inch (14.0 mm).
*
You can extend the minimum bottom margin to 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
by selecting Maximum as the Printable Area setting. However,
print quality may decline in the expanded area.
** When printing with the No Margins setting, print quality may
decline in the top and bottom areas of the printout.
❏
If paper is out, load more paper, then
maintenance button to
press the
resume printing.
❏
If paper is jammed, press the
maintenance button to eject the
paper. If that doesn’t work, turn off
the printer, open the printer cover,
and remove all the paper, including
any torn pieces. Then turn on the
printer, reload paper, and press the
maintenance button.
b
b
❏
If you’re printing on roll paper, press
the z roll paper button for at least
three seconds to clear the jam.
❏
If you see IEb (Ink Empty black) or
IEc (Ink Empty color) on the control
panel, you need to replace one of
your ink cartridges. Replace the
cartridge as described on page 7.
❏
If you see IC (Ink Cartridge) on the
control panel, one of the cartridges
is not installed correctly. Remove it
and install it correctly, as described
on page 7.
or
b
light
Red
flashes
or
b
Press the
maintenance button, then
remove any paper in the printer. Turn off
the printer, open the cover, and remove
any paper or other foreign objects. Make
sure there is sufficient space around the
vents on the back of the printer. Then
turn the printer on again. If the lights are
still on, contact your dealer or EPSON.
Green
Processing
light and red
light
flash
An unknown printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer and contact your
dealer or EPSON.
Red
light
flashes
Internal printer parts need adjustment or
replacement. Turn off the printer, wait a
few seconds, then turn it back on. If you
still see the error, contact EPSON.
b
b
b
Red
light
flashes
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One of the ink cartridges is low. Make
sure you have a replacement cartridge.
Check the message that appears on your
screen or on the control panel to see if
you need a black (ILb) or color (ILc)
cartridge.
Green
Processing
light flashes
and red
light is on
b
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b
The memory card is damaged or the data
is corrupted. Try reformatting the card in
your camera.
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5. Tilt each cartridge toward you slightly as you lower it. Make
sure the tabs rest on the hooks as shown.
Installing Ink Cartridges for the First
Time
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Lower the printer’s output tray and open the cover.
3. Lift up the two ink cartridge clamps.
Don’t place the cartridges under the hooks; you may
damage the clamp when you close it.
Install both ink cartridges, and leave them installed for
all types of printing, or the printer won’t work.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do
not drink the ink. If ink gets on your hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your
eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.
6. Lower the clamps so they snap shut.
7. Press the e ink replacement button and close the printer
cover.
4. Unwrap the ink cartridges, then remove only the yellow
part of the tape seal on top. Don’t pull off the blue part.
Ink charging takes about two minutes. You will see the
lights flash and hear the printer make noise. Don’t turn off
the printer during this process or you’ll waste ink.
Never turn off the printer when the green Processing
light is flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or
made any noise for more than 5 minutes.
black cartridge
color cartridge
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Additional Media Loading Guidelines
Testing the Printer
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer itself or some other source.
❏ Always load paper short edge first, even when printing
landscape-oriented pictures.
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
Then disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
❏ Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
2. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
3. Hold down the b maintenance button, then press and
release the Ppower button. Continue holding down the
b maintenance button until the Processing light starts
to flash, then release it.
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
❏ You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
The printer prints one page showing its ROM version
number, black and color ink percentages remaining, and a
nozzle check pattern. (If the pattern has gaps in its dots, you
need to clean the print head; see page 8.)
❏ In addition to the Media Type setting, remember to select
the correct Paper Size for your media in the printer
software.
❏ If the special media has protective sheets between each sheet
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
4. Turn off the printer after it prints the check page. Then
reconnect the cable and turn on your printer and computer.
❏ If the check page prints, the problem probably lies in
your memory card, software settings, interface cable, or
computer. Your software may not be installed correctly.
❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position in the upper right corner when you load it.
❏ You can load the following number of sheets of EPSON
special media:
❏ If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem
with your printer. Try the suggestions in the Printer
Basics book. If nothing works, contact your dealer or
EPSON.
For this paper name...
Printing on Special Media
Select the Media Type setting according to the guidelines in
the table below.
For this paper name...
Select this Media Type
setting
Plain paper and envelopes
Plain paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Stickers
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
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Load this number of
sheets
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Up to the arrow mark on
the inside of the left edge
guide
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Up to 30 cards with the
included support sheet
beneath the stack
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
EPSON Photo Stickers
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Paper (Panoramic size)
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
One sheet at a time
EPSON Photo Paper (Letter-, A4-, or
4 × 6-inch size)
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Up to 20 sheets with the
included support sheet
beneath the stack
EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX
When an installed cartridge is more than six months old, you
may need to replace it if printouts don’t look their best. If the
quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print
head, you can replace the cartridge even if the b error light is
off.
Printing Borderless Photos
You can print your photos with no margins, extending the
image all the way to the edges of the page. Although
BorderFree printing is a bit slower (especially near the edges),
you get perfect snapshots or enlargements, without trimming.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
BorderFree printing supports the following paper types and
sizes:
Paper name
Letter size
4×6
5×7
8 × 10
Photo Paper
S041141
S041272
S041271
S041458
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Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
S041286
Roll paper:
S041302
S041464
S041465
Matte Paper Heavyweight
S041257
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S041467
Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper
S041286
Roll paper:
S041332
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Premium Luster
Photo Paper
S041405
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❏ Black ink cartridge: T007201 (U.S.), T007311 (Canada)
❏ Color ink cartridge: T008201 (U.S.), T008311 (Canada)
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink
cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may
cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranty.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or
call the EPSON Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once
you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must
complete all the steps in one session.
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the
Processing light should be on, but not flashing), then open
the printer cover.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the red b error light flashes, an ink cartridge is low on
ink. This is a good time to make sure you have a new
cartridge. When the b error light stays on, a cartridge is
empty and you need to replace it.
2. Press the e ink cartridge replacement button. The print
head moves to the center and the Processing light flashes.
The b error light also comes on if you have a paper jam,
so make sure you check for that before replacing a
cartridge.
Check the control panel to see which cartridge is low or
empty:
Ink Low—
Black
Ink Low—
Color
Ink Empty—
Black
3. The color cartridge is on the right and the black is on the
left. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up
from its holder.
Ink Empty—
Color
If you’re printing from your computer, you’ll see a message on
your screen telling you which cartridge is low or empty. Click
the How to button to see instructions for replacing the
cartridge.
You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty. Leave
the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have
obtained a replacement. Otherwise the ink remaining in
the print head nozzles may dry out.
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Lower the cartridge so that the tabs rest on the hooks as
shown:
4. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do
not drink the ink.
7. Press down firmly on the ink cartridge clamp until it snaps
in place.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
thoroughly with water.
8. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 3
through 7 before continuing with step 9.
9. Press the e ink cartridge replacement button and close the
printer cover. The printer begins charging the ink delivery
system.
5. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then remove only the yellow
tape seal on top.
The Processing light flashes, and the printer makes noise.
Charging takes about one minute. When it’s finished, the
Processing light stops flashing and stays on, and the
b error light goes out.
black cartridge
Never turn off the printer while the Processing light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
color cartridge
You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the
cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Don’t try to
remove the clear seal underneath the cartridge.
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printouts are unexpectedly light or faint, or dots or
lines are missing from the image, you may need to clean the
print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink
properly. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if
quality declines.
Don’t touch the green circuit board on the back of the
cartridge; you may inhibit normal operation and printing.
6. Tilt the new cartridge toward you slightly as you insert it.
hooks
Don’t place the cartridge
under the hooks; you
may damage the clamp
when you close it.
This section explains how to clean the print head using the
Head Cleaning utility. This is the recommended method
when the printer is connected directly to your computer (not
over a network).
You can also clean the print head by holding down the
b maintenance button on the printer’s control panel for three
seconds when the b error light is off. See your on-screen
Reference Guide for detailed instructions.
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the
print quality can decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your
printer at least once a month to maintain good print
quality.
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Running the Head Cleaning Utility
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility:
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. Each staggered
horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with
no gaps in the dot pattern, as shown below:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the
red b error light is off. (If the red light is flashing or on,
you may need to replace the ink cartridge; see page 7 for
details.)
❏ If your printout looks okay, you’re done.
2. Do one of the following:
❏ Windows: click Start, point to Settings, then select
Printers. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Photo
785EPX printer icon and select Properties
(Windows 98 or Me) or Printing Preferences
(Windows 2000). Click the Utility tab.
❏ If any dots are missing (as shown below), clean the print
head again; see the previous section for instructions.
❏ Macintosh: Open the File menu and choose Page Setup
or Print. Then click the
Utility button.
Aligning the Print Head
3. On the Utility menu, click the
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print head. Your printer must be connected
to a local port, not on a network, to use the Print Head
Alignment utility.
Head Cleaning button.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
head. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which the
printer makes some noise and the Processing light flashes.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, but not printing, and
letter-size paper is loaded.
Never turn off the printer while the Processing light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
Load paper that’s at least 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide to
prevent ink from spraying inside the printer and smudging
your printouts. For the best results, load EPSON Photo
Quality Ink Jet Paper in the printer whenever you check
the print head alignment.
5. When the Processing light stops flashing, run a nozzle
check to confirm the print head nozzles are clean.
Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern. Then click Print. The nozzle check
pattern prints (see the next section for details).
2. Do one of the following:
❏ Windows: click Start, point to Settings, then select
Printers. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Photo
785EPX printer icon and select Properties
(Windows 98 or Me) or Printing Preferences
(Windows 2000). Click the Utility tab.
6. 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.
❏ Macintosh: Open the File menu and choose Page Setup
or Print. Then click the
Utility button.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or
four times, check the solutions in your Printer Basics book.
You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this
allows any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the
print head again.
3. In the Utility menu, click the
button.
Print Head Alignment
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page.
You see the alignment window.
5. On the printed page, select the pattern that shows the two
vertical lines most precisely printed on top of each other.
You may need to use a magnifying glass.
Select one pattern each for rows 1, 2, and 3. Then enter
the number of the best pattern for each row in the
corresponding boxes on the screen.
6. Click Realignment to print another test page. Make sure
the pattern numbered 8 in each row is the best aligned. If
not, repeat steps 5 and 6.
7. When you’re finished, click Finish.
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4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to
the printer with tape as shown, then close the printer cover.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year. Follow these steps:
Tape the ink
cartridge holder to
the printer case
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and
disconnect the printer cable.
2. Remove all paper, then use a soft brush to clean any dust or
dirt from the sheet feeder.
3. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
4. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp
cloth.
5. Push in the output tray extension and close the tray.
6. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with them. See
your Start Here sheet.
5. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the display and optional
preview monitor. Do not use liquid or chemical cleaners on
these parts.
Keep the printer level as you transport it.
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
After transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the
print head and test your printer. If you notice a decline in
print quality, clean the print head (see page 8); if output is
misaligned, align the print head (see page 9).
Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or alcohol or thinner
for cleaning; they can damage the printer components
and case.
Don’t get water on the printer components and don’t
spray lubricants or oils inside the printer.
Related Documentation
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special
paper; they may jam inside the printer.
TM-SP785EPX EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX Service
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Transporting the Printer
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EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX Parts Price
List
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
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EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX Printer Basics
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EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX Start Here
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting the printer.
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EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX Quick
Reference card
Be sure to remove the tape used in step 4 after
installing the printer in its new location.
CPD-12100
EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX CD-ROM
with Reference Guide
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the
far right position, then turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the printer cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the printer and remove the paper
support.
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