Epson R2400 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet Printer Specifications

Epson Stylus Photo R2400
Printer Parts
Paper support
and extensions
Sheet feeder
Single sheet guide
Printer
cover
Left edge
guide
Matte sheet
support
Roll paper holders
Output tray
Accessories
Ink Cartridges
Output tray
extension
Roll paper
guides
Ink cartridge
holder (in home
position)
Cartridge
Part number
Light Light Black
T059920
Light Magenta
T059620
Light Cyan
T059520
Light Black
T059720
Photo Black
T059120
Matte Black
T059820
Cyan
T059220
Magenta
T059320
Yellow
T059420
Caution: 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.
Control panel
Manual Feed
Paper support
(closed)
Roll paper edge guide
USB
port
Roll paper holder
IEEE 1394
(FireWire) port
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Epson Papers
Paper name*
Size
Part number
Epson Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041331
Paper name*
Size
Part number
Epson Premium Bright
White Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041586
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
S041327
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041062
4 inches x 26 ft roll
paper
S041329
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Legal (8.5 x 14 inches)
S041067
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041405
B (11 x 17 inches)
S041070
A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
S041406
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
S041069
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
S041407
Epson Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041106
8.3 inches x 32.8 ft roll
paper
S041408
Epson Enhanced Matte
Paper**
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041341
13 inches x 32.8 ft roll
paper
S041409
A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
S041343
S041744
S041339
Proofing Paper Commercial
Semimatte
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041257
Epson Watercolor Paper Radiant White***
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
S041351
8 x 10 inches,
borderless
S041467
Epson Velvet Fine Art
Paper***
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041636
11 x 14 inches,
Borderless
S041468
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
S041637
S041896
S041260
Epson UltraSmoothTM Fine
Art Paper***
Super B (13 x19 inches)
A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
S041263
SP91220
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041568
PremierArtTM WaterResistant Canvas for Epson
13 inch x 20 foot roll
Epson Double-Sided
Matte Paper**
SCR1002
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041286,
S041667
PremierArtTM Matte
Scrapbook Photo Paper for
Epson***
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Epson Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
12 x 12 inches
SCR1003
Epson Matte Paper
Heavyweight**
4 x 6 inches, borderless
S041727,
S041808
5 x 7 inches, borderless
S041464
8 x 10 inches,
borderless
S041465
B (11 x 17 inches)
S041290
A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
S041288
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
S041289
11 x 14 inches,
Borderless
S041466
4 inches x 26 ft roll
paper
S041302
8.3 inches x 32.8 ft roll
paper
S041376
13 inches x 32.8 ft roll
paper
S041378
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Epson Premium Luster
Photo Paper
* Availability of paper types varies by location. See page 12 or your
paper instructions to select the Type or Media Type setting. If you
load paper not listed as a setting in your printer software, you may
see smears, roller marks, misting, or other problems.
** This matte paper requires the matte sheet support when loading
multiple sheets 11 inches wide or wider; smaller paper can be
loaded without it.
***This paper must be loaded one sheet at a time in the single sheet
guide.
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Environmental
Printer Specifications
Temperature
Operation:
50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)
Storage:
–4 to 104°F (–20 to 40°C)
1 month at 104°F (40°C)
Humidity
Operation:
20 to 80% RH
Storage:*,**
5 to 85% RH
Printing
Printing method
Advanced Micro Piezo pigment ink
technology, optimized for photo printing
Nozzle
configuration
1440 nozzles (180 × 8)
Standards and Approvals
* Stored in a shipping container
Safety
UL 60950
CSA C22.2 No.60950
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
** Without condensation
Ink Cartridges
Color
Light Light Black, Light Magenta, Light Cyan, Light
Black, Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow
Cartridge life
Within 6 months of opening the package, at
77 °F (25 °C)
Temperature
Storage:
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Freezing:*
3.2 °F (–16 °C)
Dimensions
0.5 inch (12.7 mm) [W] × 2.89 inch (73.5 mm) [D] ×
2.18 inch (55.3 mm) [H]
Mechanical
Paper path
Sheet feeder, top entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
About 120 sheets at 24 lb (90 g/m²) paper
Dimensions
Storage
Width: 24.2 inches (615 mm)
Depth: 12.2 inches (314 mm)
Height: 8.8 inches (223 mm)
Printing
Width: 24.2 inches (615 mm)
Depth: 29.0 inches (737 mm)
Height: 18.0 inches (457 mm)
Weight
* Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77°F (25°C).
25.8 lb (11.7 kg) without the ink cartridges
Electrical
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
0.5 A (Max. 0.8 A)
0.25 A (Max. 0.4 A)
Power consumption
Approx. 18 W
(ISO10561 Letter
Pattern)
Approx. 1 W in
Sleep mode
Approx. 18 W
(ISO10561 Letter
Pattern)
Approx. 1.3 W in
Sleep mode
* Check the label on the back of the printer for its voltage.
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Roll paper
Paper
Single sheets
Standard margins
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches[216 × 279 mm])
Legal (8.5 × 14inches [216 × 356 mm])
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Size
Pressing the z roll paper button after printing prints
the cutting guideline.
If you press the z roll paper button again and send
print data, the margin between the printouts is about
65 mm.
4 x 6 inches (113.6 × 175.4 mm)
5 × 7 inches (127 × 178 mm)
8 x 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
11 x 14 inches (279 mm x 356 mm)
Super B (329 x 483 mm)
US B (11 x 17 inches)
A3 (297 x 420 mm)
A6 (105 x 148 mm)
12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm)
Panoramic 210 x 594 mm
Paper types
Plain bond paper, special paper distributed by
Epson
Thickness
(plain bond paper)
0.003 to 0.004 inch (0.08 to 0.11 mm)
Weight
(plain bond paper)
17 lb (64 g/m²) to 24 lb (90 g/m²)
If you send a print job that has multiple pages, or
send print jobs continuously, there will be no margin
between the printouts.
Borderless
Pressing the z roll paper button after printing prints
the cutting guideline.
If you press the z roll paper button again and send
print data, the margin between the printouts is about
65 mm.
See page 2 for a list of special paper distributed by Epson.
Caution: 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.
If you send a print job that has multiple pages, or
send print jobs continuously, there will be no margin
between the printouts.
Do not load curled or folded paper.
Use paper under normal conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity: 40 to 60% RH
Epson Photo Quality Self-Adhesive Sheets should be stored under
the following conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity: 20 to 60% RH
Printable area
Single sheets
A
B-L
B-R
C
A:
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 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).
C:
The minimum bottom margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
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Control Panel
To diagnose printer problems, check the printer’s lights or run
a printer check (see below).
Lights
Explanation
Green P power
light flashes
The printer is receiving a print job, printing, replacing
an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print
head.
Red H ink light
flashes
An ink cartridge is low on ink. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge.
Red H ink light
on
An ink cartridge is out of ink, not installed, not
installed correctly, or is not compatible with the
printer. Follow the steps on page 5 to install or
reinstall the cartridge correctly.
Red ) paper
light flashes
Red ) paper
light flashes
quickly
Red H ink light
flashes quickly
Green P power
light flashes
An unknown printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, and turn it
on again. If the lights are still flashing, contact
Epson.
Red H ink light
flashes
Running a Printer Check
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer or some other source.
1. Turn off your printer and computer, then disconnect the
printer’s interface cable.
2. Load letter-size paper in the sheet feeder.
3. Hold down the ) paper button, then press and release the
P power button. Continue to hold down the ) paper
button until the P power light flashes.
Your paper ran out, multiple sheets fed, or the
wrong size sheet fed.
Sheet Feeder: If paper is out, load more paper and
press the ) paper button. If multiple sheets or the
wrong size sheet fed, press the ) paper button to
eject the paper, then turn your printer off and then
on. For loading instructions, see page 7.
Single Sheet Guide: See page 9 for instructions on
loading single sheets of special papers.
Roll Paper: See page 10 for instructions on loading
or reloading roll paper.
Front Path: See page 11 for instructions on loading
or reloading thick media.
4. A test page prints the printer’s ROM version number and a
nozzle check pattern.
❏ If the check page prints, the problem probably lies in
your software settings, interface cable, or computer, or
your software may not be installed correctly.
❏ If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem
with your printer.
Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” in the
User’s Guide.
Jammed paper is blocking print head movement, or
you’re trying to print on paper loaded into a path
different than the path specified in the printer driver.
If you suspect a paper jam, turn off the printer and
pull out the jammed paper. Open the cover and
remove any jammed or torn paper. Then do one of
the following:
Sheet Feeder or Single Sheet Guide: Turn on the
printer, reload paper, and press the ) paper
button.
Roll Paper: Cut off the printed portion, then remove
the paper and reload it (see page 10).
Front Path: See page 11 for instructions on loading
or reloading thick media.
5. Turn off the printer, connect the interface cable, and turn
on your printer and computer.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the red H ink light flashes, an ink cartridge is low on
ink.
When the red H ink light stays on, you need to replace a
cartridge.
If a print job was sent to one paper path, but media
is loaded only for another paper path, load the paper
in the correct path.
Green P power
light is on
Explanation
Red ) paper
light flashes
The Photo Black or Matte Black cartridges were
swapped during printing. Replace the original
cartridge type in use before the error occurred.
Red ) paper
light on
Lights
You can open the printer cover to check the ink light
indicating a cartridge that is low on ink or needs to be
replaced.
Jammed paper or a foreign object is preventing the
print head from returning to the home position, or
paper is loaded in the sheet feeder and the front
path door is open.
Turn off the printer, open the printer cover, and
remove any jammed or torn paper, or foreign object.
Close the front path door if it is open. Then turn the
printer back on. If the error persists, contact your
dealer or Epson
When a 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 red H ink light is off.
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You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and
accessories from the Epson Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit
http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada,
please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Caution: Don’t open Epson Status Monitor or respond to any ink
messages when your printer is printing. This may cause your
printer to pause and leave an uneven surface on your printout. If
your ink is running low, wait until printing finishes before checking
ink levels or attempting to replace a cartridge. If you must replace
an ink cartridge in the middle of a print job, the quality of your
printout may decline. For best results, check your ink levels and
replace ink cartridges, if necessary, before printing.
Ink Cartridge Precautions
WARNING: Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children; don’t
drink the ink.
Checking the Ink Supply
To check your ink supply, do one of the following:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and
water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.
❏ Windows: Double-click the
taskbar.
Caution: To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head
by hand.
icon on the Windows
You cannot print if an 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.
❏ Mac OS X: Choose Applications > EPSON Printer Utility
> SP R2400 > EPSON StatusMonitor.
You see a window like this:
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once
you start replacing a cartridge, you must complete all the steps
in one session.
You can replace a cartridge whether the red H ink light is off,
flashing, or on.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on (the green P power light
should be on, but not flashing). Then open the printer
cover.
Click a cartridge image to display information about the
cartridge (Macintosh), or click Information (Windows).
2. Press the H ink button.
The print head moves and the green P power light flashes.
Purchasing Ink Cartridges
If a red ink light is flashing or on (indicating a low or empty
cartridge), the cartridge(s) indicated beneath the light(s)
needs to be replaced.
Use these Epson ink cartridges within six months of installing
them and before the expiration date on the package:
Ink cartridge
Part number
Light Light Black
T059920
Light Magenta
T059620
Light Cyan
T059520
Light Black
T059720
Photo Black
T059120
Matte Black
T059820
Cyan
T059220
Magenta
T059320
Yellow
T059420
3. Lift up the cartridge cover.
4. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge, lift it out of the
printer, and dispose of it carefully.
Caution: 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.
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5. Shake the new cartridge four or five times before opening its
package. (Don’t shake it after it’s unpacked.)
Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder
1. Open the paper support and pull up the support extensions.
6. Remove the new cartridge from its package.
Caution: Don’t touch the green circuit board on the front of
the cartridge; you may inhibit normal operation and printing.
2. Push in the bottom of the output tray. The tray opens and
moves up.
7. Slide the new cartridge into its slot. The side with the green
circuit board goes in the front of the slot.
8. Press the cartridge down until it clicks into place.
9. If you need to replace any other ink cartridges, repeat steps
4 through 8.
3. Pull out the output tray extension.
4. Place your paper in the printer and slide it against the right
side of the sheet feeder.
10. Close the cartridge cover, press it down on the top until it
clicks, then close the printer cover.
11. Press the H ink button. The printer begins charging the ink
delivery system.
The green P power light and red H ink lights flash and the
printer makes noise. Charging takes about 90 seconds.
When it’s finished, the green P power light stops flashing
and stays on. The red H ink light and the light(s) above the
cartridge(s) go out.
Output tray
extension
Caution: Never turn off the printer while the green P power light
is flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more
than 5 minutes.
Output tray
Check the following as you load paper:
❏ Always load the short edge first, even for printing
landscape-oriented documents.
❏ Load the printable side face up. It’s usually whiter or
brighter than the other side.
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❏ Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top
edge first.
Loading Multiple Sheets of Matte Paper
If you are loading multiple sheets of the following papers in
sizes 11 inches wide or wider, attach the matte sheet support
to the top of the sheet feeder to help separate the sheets of
paper and prevent misfeeds:
❏ Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.
5. Adjust the left edge guide to fit lightly against the paper.
Note: The left edge guide moves out slightly, then moves back in as
the paper feeds into the printer. Do not adjust the guide during this
movement or during printing.
❏ Epson Enhanced Matte Paper
❏ Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
❏ Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Loading Special Paper in the Sheet
Feeder
1. Open the paper support and pull up its extensions.
You can load these Epson ink jet papers in the sheet feeder as
follows:
Paper type
Loading capacity
Epson Enhanced Matte Paper*
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight*
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper*
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
20 sheets (10 sheets
for A3 or Super B
sizes)
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
100 sheets (50
sheets for A3 or
Super B sizes)
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
80 sheets
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
1 sheet at a time
2. Place the hook on the back of the matte sheet support over
the paper support extension, and hold the top extension
with one hand while sliding the matte sheet support all the
way down.
* These matte papers require the matte sheet support when
loading multiple sheets 11 inches wide or wider; smaller paper
can be loaded without it. See page 8.
Matte sheet
support
If the special paper has a cut corner, load the paper so the cut
corner is positioned as shown here. Check the paper package
for additional handling instructions.
Cut corner
Note: Remove the matte sheet support when you load other types of
paper.
Note: Always keep unused paper in the original package and store it
flat to prevent curling.
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5. Insert one sheet of paper against the right edge, then slide
the left edge guide against the sheet.
Loading Special Paper in the Single
Sheet Guide
Load these types of paper in the single sheet guide:
❏ Epson Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
❏ Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
❏ Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
❏ PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper for Epson
1. Remove the roll paper holder, if it’s installed (see page 10);
and close the paper support and its extensions.
2. Slide the roll paper edge guide all the way to the right.
6. Guide the paper into the slot and feed it into the printer
until the paper meets resistance.
3. Line up the notches on the single sheet guide with the slots
on the back of the printer and insert them as shown. Then
insert the tabs on the top of the guide into the slot beneath
the printer cover.
7. Maintain a constant pressure against the paper until the
printer pulls it in slightly. Let go of the paper to allow the
printer to adjust the paper position.
4. Turn on the printer (the printer must be on to load paper in
the single sheet guide correctly).
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4. Swing out the roll paper guides until they are straight.
8. Open the printer cover and look down into the printer to
make sure the paper is straight; if not, press the z roll
paper button for 3 seconds to back the paper out. Press the
) paper button to clear the paper out error, then load the
paper again.
If crooked, reload
paper
5. Place the roll paper on the holders as shown, then remove
the tape and protective paper from the end of the roll.
9. Before printing, select Manual - Roll as the Source setting
(Windows) or Manual - Roll as the Paper Source setting
(Macintosh) in your printer software.
90°
Loading Roll Paper
You can load 4-inch, 8.3-inch, or 13-inch wide roll paper for
printing multiple photos or panoramics, with or without
borders.
6. Make sure the end of the paper is cut straight across, with
90° corners. If the end is cut diagonally, you may have
problems feeding the paper.
Tip: It’s a good idea to check your ink levels before loading and
printing on roll paper. (See page 6.) If you need to replace a
cartridge with roll paper loaded, you should remove the paper or
marks may appear in your printout.
7. If the paper curls at the end, roll it backwards between a
folded sheet of paper to uncurl it.
1. Turn on the printer and remove any paper loaded in the
sheet feeder at the top of the printer.
2. Close the paper support at the top of the printer.
3. If the output tray and extension are open, push them in, but
leave the flap at the end of the tray down.
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Then turn the roll paper holder knobs to roll up the paper.
Press the ) paper button to clear the paper out error.
Repeat steps 8 through 10 to reload the paper.
8. Insert the left roll paper holder (marked with an orange
triangle) into the far left slot (also marked with an orange
triangle). Then insert the other holder into the
corresponding slot on the right.
Follow the instructions in your User’s Guide to print on roll
paper.
Loading Thick Media in the Front Path
You can load media 1.3 mm thick into the front path, in sizes
from 8 × 10 inches to A3+.
Note: Since the media feeds through the printer from the front to the
rear, make sure there is enough space behind the printer for the
media to move completely through the printer.
9. Load the paper part of the way into the roll paper feeder
(under the white rollers), then slide the right roll paper edge
guide to fit lightly against the paper.
1. Turn on the printer and remove any paper loaded in the
sheet feeder at the top of the printer.
2. Close the paper support at the top of the printer.
Caution: Don’t load roll paper into the sheet feeder or the slot
behind the paper support; make sure it is below the white
rollers.
3. If the output tray and extension are open, push them in, but
leave the flap at the end of the tray down.
4. Open the printer cover. Then open the front path door
completely by pressing the front path door release area.
10. Push the paper into the feeder until the paper meets
resistance. Maintain pressure on the paper until the printer
feeds the paper automatically.
11. Open the printer cover and look down into the printer to
make sure the paper is straight.
If crooked, press the
z roll paper button for
three seconds
5. Close the printer cover.
If the paper is crooked, press the z roll paper button for
three seconds to back the paper all the way out.
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6. Insert the media two to three inches into the printer, and
push the left edge guide against the media’s edge. Maintain
slight pressure on the guide while inserting the media the
rest of the way into the printer. Stop when the front edge of
the media is aligned with the arrow on the right side.
Paper or other media loaded
Type or Media Type setting
Epson Watercolor Paper - Radiant
White
Watercolor Paper - Radiant
White
Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper
Epson Proofing Paper Commercial
Semimatte
Proofing Paper Semimatte
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Printing Borderless Cut Sheets
You can print your photos with no margins, extending the
image all the way to the edges of the page. Although borderless
printing is a bit slower, you get beautiful portraits and
enlargements, without trimming, on these papers:
7. Press the ) paper button. The media is fed into the printer
automatically. When the P power light stops flashing, the
printer is ready to print. (To remove the thick media
without printing, press the ) paper button again.)
❏ Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
❏ Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight*
8. Before printing, select Manual - Front as the Source setting
(Windows) or Manual - Front as the paper source setting
within the Paper Size menu (Macintosh) in your printer
software.
❏ Epson Enhanced Matte Paper*
❏ Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper *
❏ Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
❏ Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Note: If the printer fails to load the media and displays an error,
remove the media and turn off the printer. Then turn the printer
on again
❏ Epson Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
❏ Epson Watercolor Paper - Radiant White**
❏ Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper**
Selecting the Media Type Setting
❏ Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper**
Select the correct Type or Media Type setting so your printer
knows what kind of paper you’re using and adjusts the ink
coverage accordingly.
Paper or other media loaded
Type or Media Type setting
Plain paper sheets
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
Plain Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Enhanced Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo
Paper for Epson
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Double-Sided Matte Paper
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
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❏ PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper for Epson**
*If you are loading multiple sheets of matte paper that are
larger than letter-size, use the matte sheet support. See page 8.
**These papers must be loaded in the single sheet guide. See
page 9.
Caution: Don’t open Epson Status Monitor, pause printing, or
respond to any ink messages when your printer is printing. This
may cause your printer to pause and leave an uneven surface on
your printout. If your ink is running low, wait until printing finishes
before checking ink levels or attempting to replace a cartridge. If
you must replace an ink cartridge in the middle of a print job, the
quality of your printout may decline. For best results, check your ink
levels and replace ink cartridges, if necessary, before printing large
or high-resolution print jobs.
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4. Select the size of the paper you loaded with a Sheet Feeder
- Borderless source as the Paper Size setting.
Windows
5. Select one of the portrait or landscape orientation icons as
the Orientation setting.
6. Click OK.
7. Click File > Print.
1. Start your printing application and open your photo file.
2. Open the File menu and click Print, then click Properties
or Preferences.
3. Select Photo or Best Photo as the Quality Option.
4. Choose Sheet or Manual Roll as the Source setting.
5. Select the type of paper you loaded as the Type setting.
8. For the Printer setting, select Stylus Photo R2400.
6. Click the Borderless checkbox.
9. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
7. Select your paper size as the Size setting.
10. Select the type of paper you loaded as the Media Type
setting.
8. Select Portrait or Landscape as the orientation setting.
9. Click the Page Layout tab, then adjust the Expansion
setting. Choose Min for the least amount of image
expansion (with a chance that there may be small borders
around the edges) or Max for the greatest amount of
expansion (some of the image will be cut off around the
edges, but it will extend to the edge of the paper).
Note: If you can’t choose your paper type, check your Page
Setup settings to make sure you selected the correct paper size
and source.
11. Move the slider to the Quality setting.
12. Choose Expansion from the pop-up menu, then adjust the
Expansion setting. Choose Min for the least amount of
image expansion (with a chance that there may be small
borders around the edges) or Max for the greatest amount
of expansion (some of the image will be cut off around the
edges, but it will extend to the edge of the paper).
10. Click OK.
11. Click OK or Print.
Mac OS X
1. Start your printing application and open your photo file.
13. Click Print.
2. Click File > Page Setup.
3. Select Stylus Photo R2400 as the Format for setting.
Cleaning the Print Head
Select Stylus
Photo R2400 as
the Format for
setting
If your printouts are unexpectedly light, or dots or lines are
missing, 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.
Select the size
of the paper you
loaded here
Caution: When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, print
quality can decline, so turn it on at least once a month to maintain
good print quality.
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This section explains how to clean the print head using the
Auto Nozzle Check and Cleaning utility and the Head
Cleaning utility. Use the Auto Nozzle Check and Cleaning
utility first, to let the printer check and clean the nozzles. If
you still notice problems with quality, you can manually clean
the print head.
If you still have print quality problems, check the solutions in
the User’s Guide. 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.
Note: You can also clean the print head by holding down the H ink
button on the printer for three seconds (when the red H ink light is
off).
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the
red H ink light is off. (If the H ink light is flashing or on, you
need to replace a cartridge; see page 5.)
Automatically Checking and Cleaning the
Print Head
2. Do one of the following:
Running the Head Cleaning Utility
Windows: Right-click the
icon on your taskbar (in the
lower right corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.
The Auto Nozzle Check and Cleaning utility prints a nozzle
check pattern that the printer then reads to see if you have any
clogged nozzles. If cleaning is needed, the printer
automatically cleans the print head.
Mac OS X: Open the Applications folder and select
EPSON Printer Utility. Select SP R2400, click OK, and
select Head Cleaning.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
head.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the
red H ink light is off. (If the H ink light is flashing or on, you
need to replace a cartridge; see page 5.)
Cleaning takes about two minutes, during which the printer
makes noise and the green P power light flashes.
2. Load several sheets of plain, letter-size (8.5 × 11 inches)
paper in the printer’s sheet feeder.
Caution: Never turn off the printer while the green P power
light is flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made
noise for more than 5 minutes.
Note: Sizes smaller than letter, including 8.5 × 10 inches, won’t
work.
3. Do one of the following:
Windows: Right-click the
icon on your taskbar (in the
lower right corner of your screen). Select Auto Head
Cleaning.
Mac OS X: Open the Applications folder and select
EPSON Printer Utility. Select SP R2400, click OK, and
select Auto Nozzle Check and Cleaning.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen. The printer prints
and examines the nozzle check pattern shown below. If
cleaning is necessary, it then cleans the print head and prints
and checks another nozzle check pattern.
4. When the green P power light stops flashing, make sure
paper is loaded in the printer. Click Print nozzle check
pattern, then click Print (Windows) or click
Confirmation, then click Next (Macintosh). The nozzle
check pattern prints.
5. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps or lines (as shown
below), click Finish.
5. The utility prints and checks up to five times. If some print
head nozzles are still clogged, it displays an on-screen
message telling you to manually clean the print head.
Follow the instructions in the next section to clean the print
head, if necessary.
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If the pattern has white lines or gaps (as shown below), click
Clean to clean the print head again.
Manually Aligning the Print Head
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Load plain, letter-size paper.
3. Do one of the following:
Windows: Right-click the
icon on your taskbar (in the
lower right corner of your screen). Select Print Head
Alignment.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head
three or four times, check the solutions in the User’s Guide.
You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this
allows any dried ink to soften—and then clean the print head
again.
Mac OS X: Open the Applications folder and select
EPSON Printer Utility. Select SP R2400, click OK, and
select Print Head Alignment.
4. Click the Manual button, then click OK.
Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, or you see
light or dark horizontal banding, you may need to align the
print head. You can have the printer automatically check and
align the print head or you can check and adjust the alignment
yourself.
Automatically Aligning the Print Head
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Load plain, letter-size paper.
You see a screen like this as the printer prints an alignment
check pattern:
3. Do one of the following:
Windows: Right-click the
icon on your taskbar (in the
lower right corner of your screen). Select Print Head
Alignment.
5. On the check page, select the box in each pattern that has
the least noticeable lines in it. You may need to use a
magnifying glass or loupe.
Mac OS X: Open the Applications folder and select
EPSON Printer Utility. Select SP R2400, click OK, and
select Print Head Alignment.
Select one box for each pattern numbered 1 through 3.
Then enter the box number for each pattern in the boxes on
the screen.
You see a screen like this:
If box #5 is not the best-aligned box in each pattern, click
Realignment to print another test page and repeat this
step.
6. When box #5 is the best-aligned in all the patterns, click
Finish.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year.
4. Click the Automatic button, if necessary, then click OK.
5. On the next screen, click Start. The printer then prints and
checks an alignment pattern. It then prints and checks two
more patterns.
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and
disconnect the interface cable.
2. Remove all the paper, then use a soft brush to clean the
paper feeders.
6. When alignment is finished, click Finish on the last screen.
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3. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
Keep the paper support and printer cover closed as you
clean the printer.
Caution: Be sure to remove the tape after installing the printer in
its new location.
4. Remove any paper from the printer, then remove the roll
paper holder, if it is installed.
4. If you need to clean ink out of the inside of the printer, use
a soft cloth to clean only the black plastic area shown below:
5. Close the output tray and the paper support.
6. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with them.
7. Keep the printer level as you transport it.
8. After transporting the printer, remove all the tape.
9. Test your printer. If you notice a decline in print quality,
clean the print head (see page 13); if output is misaligned,
align the print head (see page 15).
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only
Related Documentation
WARNING: Don’t touch the gears or rollers inside the printer.
Caution: Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or benzine, 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 or apply
lubricants or oils inside the printer.
CPD-19427
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 User’s Guide
CPD-19428
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 CD-ROM
CPD-19426
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Reference Guide
(on CD-ROM)
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special paper; they
may jam inside the printer.
Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or a similar one. Follow
these steps:
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet. Then disconnect the printer cable from the
printer.
3. Open the printer cover and tape the ink cartridge holder to
the printer case using tape. Then close the printer cover.
Tape the ink
cartridge
holder to the
printer case
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