Epson R200 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet Printer Specifications

Printer Basics
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
PRINT Image Matching and Exif Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About PRINT Image Matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About Exif Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
About Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Printing From Start to Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Special Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing With Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Paper Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing Windows Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing Macintosh Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Borderless Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Printing on CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Rollers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Designing CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Your Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Print Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Print Density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintaining Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Head Cleaning Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Ink Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchasing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnosing Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Printer Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup and Software Installation Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems With Paper Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD/DVD Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Printout Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Uninstalling Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Requirements and Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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Welcome
Your EPSON Stylus® Photo R200 is a full-featured photo and CD/DVD printer.
You get outstanding printouts from these advanced features:
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EPSON’s exclusive 6-color ink technology lets you achieve fine shadow detail,
dazzling highlights, and excellent fill across a wide range of colors. Genuine
EPSON® ink and papers create long-lasting and water-resistant prints.
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CD and DVD printing on ink jet-printable CDs and DVDs.
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True BorderFreeTM frame-ready prints on select 4 × 6, 5 × 7, 8 × 10, and
letter-size papers.
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A standard rear USB port plus a front USB port for quick connection to your
laptop.
Note:
The front USB port does not support digital cameras or other USB devices.
PRINT Image Matching and Exif Print
Your Stylus Photo R200 printer supports these innovative digital image formats to
give you the best photo prints possible:
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PRINT Image Matching™ (both P.I.M. and P.I.M. II)
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Exif Print
About PRINT Image Matching
EPSON’s revolutionary PRINT Image Matching (P.I.M.) technology lets your
digital camera and printer work together automatically to produce the best prints
possible. Digital camera manufacturers that support PRINT Image Matching
include EPSON, Casio,® Konica,® Kyocera,® Leica,® Minolta,® Nikon,® Olympus,®
Pentax,® Ricoh,® Sanyo,® Sony,® and Toshiba.® Check with your camera’s
manufacturer or visit www.printimagematching.com to find out if PRINT Image
Matching technology is included with your camera.
With PRINT Image Matching, the digital camera manufacturer can set specific
printing options for each camera model. These options include:
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contrast, sharpness, and brightness
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gamma level, color space, color saturation, and noise reduction
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shadow point, highlight point, and color balance
The camera saves this information in each JPEG or TIFF image file. Your
printer—along with EPSON SoftwareTM Film FactoryTM or the P.I.M. II Plug-in
for Adobe® Photoshop® (included with your printer)—uses the information to
ensure the most accurate image reproduction.
But don’t worry if your camera doesn’t include PRINT Image Matching
technology—your Stylus Photo R200 gives great photo printing results.
About Exif Print
The Exif (Exchangeable Image File) Print format includes information about your
digital camera settings in JPEG/TIFF files so your printer and application can use
them to create accurate print settings. Most digital cameras store Exif Print
information such as shutter speed, metering, flash, and exposure settings,
resolution, and lens use in the JPEG/TIFF image file. Your printer—along with
EPSON Software Film Factory and the P.I.M. II Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop—
uses the information to ensure the most accurate image reproduction.
8 Welcome
About Your Software
Your printer CD-ROM includes all the software you need for printing. See the
Start Here sheet for installation instructions.
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Your printer driver runs your printer and lets you control how your
documents look. You can’t print without it.
Tip:
It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s support website periodically for free updates to
your printer driver. Visit http://support.epson.com. Download instructions are
posted for your convenience.
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Your online Reference Guide gives you complete information about your
printer. To view the Reference Guide, you need a browser, such as Microsoft®
Internet Explorer® 4.0 or later, Netscape Navigator® 3.0 or later, or SafariTM
1.0 or later. If you are using a different browser, the pages may not display
correctly. (A browser is not included on the printer software CD-ROM.)
Tip:
You can view the Reference Guide by double-clicking the SP R200 Reference
Guide icon on your desktop.
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Your photo software includes these great tools:
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EPSON Software Film Factory is a photo management
program that lets you organize, beautify, and print your
photos in a flash. Supports PRINT Image Matching
(P.I.M. I and II) and Exif Print.
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P.I.M. II Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop lets you retain PRINT
Image Matching image quality when you import JPEG and
TIFF files from your P.I.M.-enabled digital camera.
(Compatible with Photoshop 6.0 and 7.0, and Photoshop
Elements 1.0 and 2.0.)
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EPSON Print CD lets you print directly on CDs and
DVDs. Add your own text, photos, and graphics for
professional-looking results. Works with all ink jet
printable CDs and DVDs.
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EPSON PhotoCenterSM is EPSON’s free photo-sharing website
where you can store, organize, and share your photos; print
high-resolution photos; and create free online postcards. Add a
link to EPSON PhotoCenter on your desktop with your
software installer.
About Your Software 9
About Your Documentation
To set up your printer and install its software, see the Start Here sheet.
This book contains instructions on loading paper, printing with Windows® and
Macintosh,® printing borderless photos, printing on CDs and DVDs, maintaining
your printer, and solving basic problems.
For more information about your printer, double-click the SP R200 Reference
Guide icon on your desktop.
Please follow these guidelines throughout:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips contain hints for better printing.
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Printing From Start to Finish
Before you start, make sure your printer is set up and its software is installed as
described on the Start Here sheet.
Whenever you print, make sure you do the following:
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Use the right paper.
For the best-looking photos, most vivid colors, and greatest detail, always use
genuine EPSON papers and EPSON inks.
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Choose the right printer settings.
Your printer automatically adjusts itself for each type of paper. That’s why
printer settings are important. They tell your printer what kind of paper
you’re using and what type of print you want. Make sure you check your
printer settings every time you print.
Loading Paper
1. Open the output tray and its extension.
2. Insert your paper against the right edge of the sheet feeder behind the tab.
3. Slide the left edge guide against the paper (but not too tightly).
Load paper
behind the tab
Slide the left
edge guide
against the
paper
Follow these guidelines when loading paper:
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Load the printable side face-up. It’s often brighter or whiter.
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Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first.
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Always load the short edge first, even when printing in landscape mode.
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Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.
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If you’re using special paper, follow the instructions that came with it.
Loading Envelopes
1. Open the output tray and its extension.
2. Insert up to 10 envelopes at a time, flap edge left, printable side up, against
the right edge of the sheet feeder.
3. Slide the left edge guide against the envelopes (but not too tightly).
Note:
For the best results, press each envelope flat before loading, or load one envelope
at a time.
Select the following settings when printing on envelopes:
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Plain paper as the Type (Windows) or Media Type (Macintosh) setting
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The envelope size as the Size (Windows) or Paper Size (Macintosh) setting
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Landscape as the Orientation setting
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For instructions on selecting these settings, see:
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“Printing in Windows” on page 14
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“Printing With Macintosh OS X” on page 17
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“Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x” on page 20
Loading Special Papers
To load EPSON ink jet papers, follow these guidelines:
Paper Type
Loading Capacity
Premium Bright White Paper
100 sheets
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
30 cards
Matte Paper Heavyweight
20 sheets
All Purpose Glossy Photo Paper
Glossy Photo Paper or Photo Paper
ColorLife® Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
PremierArtTM Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper
Double-Sided Matte Paper
1 sheet
Iron-On Transfer Paper
Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Photo Stickers
Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Ink Jet Transparencies
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Load all paper with the printable side up. It’s usually brighter or whiter.
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If the paper has a cut corner, position it in the upper right corner as you load
it in the sheet feeder.
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Check the paper package for additional instructions on using special papers.
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Printing in Windows
1. From the File menu, click Print.
Select your printer here
Click here to open
your printer software
2. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo R200 Series is selected.
3. Click the Properties or Preferences button. (If you see a Setup, Printer, or
Options button, click it. Then click Properties or Preferences on the
next screen.)
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Select the following in the properties window:
Select the type of document you’re printing
Select your
paper Type
Select your
paper Size
Select your
document
or image
orientation
4. Select from these Quality Option settings:
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Draft: For rough drafts with reduced print quality
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Text: For text-only documents with higher text quality
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Text & Image: For documents with text and images with higher
quality
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Photo: For photos and graphics with good quality and speed
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Best Photo: For photos or graphics with high print quality
Note:
For more information about printer settings, click the ? or Help button.
The Quality Option settings on this screen give you the best combination of quality
and speed for most prints. For the highest quality (Photo RPM®) on selected
papers, click the Advanced button on the Main tab. Then see “Customizing
Windows Print Settings” on page 23 for instructions on selecting Photo RPM.
5. Select the paper Type for the paper you’ve loaded. See page 22 for guidelines.
6. Select your paper Size and Orientation, then click OK.
7. At the Print window, click OK or Print to start printing.
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During printing, this window appears and shows the progress of your print job.
You can use these buttons to cancel, pause, or resume printing. You can also see
how much ink you have left.
Click to cancel printing
Click to pause or resume printing
Selecting Default Settings
Your printer settings only apply to the program that you’re currently using. If you
want, you can change the Windows default printer settings for all your programs.
1. Right-click the
icon in the lower right corner of your screen (taskbar).
2. Select Printer Settings. You see the window shown on page 15.
3. Select the default settings you want for all your applications, then click OK.
You can still change the printer settings in your program, if necessary.
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Printing With Macintosh OS X
If you’re using a Mac OS X-compatible printing application, follow the steps
below to print a document. (If you’re using an application that’s compatible only
with Macintosh Classic mode, follow the steps on page 20 instead.)
Before you begin, make sure you added your printer to the Print Center as
described on the Start Here sheet.
1. From the File menu, select Page Setup. Select the following settings:
Select your printer
from the list
Select your Paper Size
Select your document
or image orientation
2. Select your printer from the Format for drop-down list.
3. Select your Paper Size and Orientation.
4. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
5. From the File menu select Print. You see a window like this one:
Select your printer
from the list
Select Print Settings
from the pull down
menu
6. Open the Printer pull-down menu and select your printer again. Always check
to make sure you selected the same printer you chose in the Page Setup
window.
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7. Select Print Settings from the pull down menu.
8. Select the following Print Settings as necessary:
Select the type of
paper you’re using
Select Color or
Black ink
Select higher
quality or faster
printing (if available)
Click Print
Note:
For more information about printer settings, click the Help button.
The Quality setting on this screen gives you the best combination of quality and
print speed for most prints. For the highest print quality (Photo RPM) on selected
papers, click Advanced, then see “Customizing Macintosh Print Settings” on
page 25 for instructions on selecting Photo RPM.
9. You can also choose other print settings by selecting these options in the
pull-down menu:
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Copies & Pages: To select the number of copies or a page range.
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Layout: To select page layout options.
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Color Management: To select ColorSync® or adjust the color controls
or gamma setting, or turn off color adjustments made by the printer
driver.
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Expansion: (if Sheet Feeder - Borderless is selected as the printer
setting), to adjust the borderless image size; see page 29 for details.
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Summary: To view a list of all your selections.
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Extension Setting: To select a wider platen gap if ink smears on sheets
or envelopes.
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Save Custom Settings: To save your selections for future use. (In OS X
10.2.x, select Save As from the Presets pull-down menu.)
10. Click Print.
11. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the Print Center icon when
it appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop.
In OS X 10.2.x, double-click Stylus Photo R200 in the Printer List window.
You see a screen like this one:
12. Monitor the progress of your print job or do one of the following:
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Click the print job, then click Delete to delete the job
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Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing
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Click a print job marked “Hold” and click Resume to resume printing.
13. When you’re finished, close Print Center.
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Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
Before you begin, make sure you selected your printer in the Chooser as described
on the Start Here sheet.
1. From the File menu, select Page Setup. Select the following settings:
Make sure you see SP R200 Series
Select your paper size
Select your document
or image orientation
2. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
3. From the File menu, select Print.
4. Select the following print settings as necessary:
Select the type of
paper you’re using
Select Color or
Black ink
Select Automatic mode
Select higher quality or faster printing (if available)
Note:
For more information about printer settings, click the ? button.
The Quality setting on this screen gives you the best combination of quality and
print speed for most prints. For the highest print quality (Photo RPM) on selected
papers, click Custom, then click the Advanced button, then see “Customizing
Macintosh Print Settings” on page 25 for instructions on selecting Photo RPM.
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5. You can also do the following:
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Click
to reduce/enlarge your printed image, print multi-page layouts,
or add a watermark.
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Click
to control background printing and schedule print jobs.
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Click
, then click Preview to preview your printout.
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Click
to check your ink levels.
6. Click Print.
7. If you turned on background printing, you can select EPSON Monitor IV
from the Application menu in the upper right corner of your screen. You see
the EPSON Monitor window:
Select your job, then click here to cancel printing
Click to check
ink levels
Note:
If you’re not using background printing and you need to cancel printing, hold down
the J key and press the . (period) key.
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Selecting the Correct Paper Type
Select the correct paper Type or Media Type setting so your printer knows what
kind of paper you’re using and adjusts the ink coverage accordingly.
For this paper
Select this paper Type or Media
Type setting
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
Plain Paper
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
EPSON Premium Bright White Paper
Bright White Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Double-Sided Matte Paper
PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper
for EPSON
EPSON Photo Paper
Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON All Purpose Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Photo
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Stickers®
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
EPSON ColorLife Photo Paper
ColorLife Photo Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
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Customizing Print Settings
You can use advanced settings for color matching, printing at a higher resolution,
or selecting a variety of special effects and layouts.
Customizing Windows Print Settings
1. On the Main tab, click the Advanced button in the bottom right corner of
the window.
2. If you see a warning note, click Continue.
3. Select the following advanced settings as necessary:
Select a color management method
(To choose no color adjustment, click ICM first)
Select Paper & Quality
Options as necessary
Click here to select
Photo RPM for the best
print quality on certain
paper types
Select Print Options
as necessary
Note:
For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM. Please note that printing will take
longer in this mode.
For more information about advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a
group so you can reuse them later, click the ? or Help button. If you want to use
the Advanced screen each time you access your printer settings, select the Show
this screen first checkbox.
Customizing Print Settings 23
4. Once you’ve finished selecting advanced settings, you can:
■
Click OK to save your settings, return to the Print dialog box, and print.
■
Click the Basic button to return to the Basic settings.
■
Click the Page Layout tab and continue with step 5 to select page layout
options.
5. Select the following page layout settings as necessary:
Select image
position
options here
Select
multi-page
document
options
here and here
Select image
resizing
options here;
these affect
only your
printed image
Add a
watermark to
your printed
page here
Note:
For more information on page layout settings, click the ? or Help button.
6. Click OK to save your settings, then click OK or Print.
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Customizing Macintosh Print Settings
Macintosh OS X
1. Click Advanced on the printer settings window.
2. Select these advanced settings as necessary:
Click here to select Photo
RPM for the best print
quality on certain paper
types
Select various print
options here
To select color
management settings,
select Color Management
from the pull-down menu
Note:
For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM. Please note that printing will take
longer in this mode.
For more information on advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a
group so you can reuse them later, click the Help button.
3. Click Print.
Customizing Print Settings 25
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. On the printer settings window, click Custom under Mode, then click
Advanced.
2. Select these advanced settings as necessary:
Click here to select
Photo RPM for the best
print quality on certain
paper types
Select various print
options here
Select color
management
settings here
Note:
For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM. Please note that printing will take
longer in this mode.
For more information on advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a
group so you can reuse them later, click the ? button.
3. Click OK.
4. Click Print.
26 Printing From Start to Finish
Printing Borderless Photos
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 snapshots and
enlargements, without trimming, on these papers and sizes:
Paper name
Sizes
Paper Type or Media Type
setting
EPSON Matte Paper
Heavyweight
8 × 10
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo
Paper
4×6
Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium
Glossy Photo Paper
4×6
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
5×7
8 × 10
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
EPSON Premium
Luster Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
See these sections for instructions on selecting printer settings:
■
“Windows” on page 28
■
“Macintosh OS X” on page 29
■
“Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x” on page 31
Printing Borderless Photos 27
Windows
1. Start your photo program and open your photo.
2. From the File menu, select Print. Then click Properties or Preferences.
You see the following window:
3. Select Photo or Best Photo as the Quality Option setting.
4. Select one of the following as the paper Type setting:
■
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
■
Photo Paper
■
Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Luster Photo Paper
■
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
5. Click the Borderless checkbox. Read the message and click OK.
Note:
If you need to adjust the amount of image expansion necessary for borderless
printing, click the Page Layout tab and move the Expansion slider.
6. Select your paper Size setting.
28 Printing From Start to Finish
7. Select your photo orientation.
8. Click OK.
9. Click OK or Print.
Macintosh OS X
1. Start your photo program and open your photo.
2. From the File menu, select Page Setup.
You see the following window:
Select Stylus Photo R200
(Sheet Feeder - Borderless)
3. Select Stylus Photo R200(Sheet Feeder - Borderless) in the Format for
drop-down list.
4. Select your Paper Size.
Caution:
When printing borderless photos, select one of the supported paper sizes listed in
the table on page 27; never select a custom or unsupported paper size or ink may
spray inside your printer.
5. Select your photo orientation.
6. Click OK.
Printing Borderless Photos 29
7. From the File menu, select Print.
Select Stylus Photo R200
(Sheet Feeder - Borderless)
8. Select Stylus Photo R200(Sheet Feeder - Borderless) in the Printer
drop-down list.
Note:
Always select the same Printer setting as you chose in step 2.
9. Select Print Settings from the list.
10. Select one of the following as the Media Type setting:
■
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
■
Photo Paper
■
Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Luster Photo Paper
■
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
11. Select Quality using the slider.
Note:
If you need to adjust the amount of image expansion necessary for borderless
printing, select Expansion from the pull-down menu and move the
Expansion slider.
12. Click Print.
30 Printing From Start to Finish
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Start your photo program and open your photo.
2. From the File menu, select Page Setup. You see the following:
3. Select your Paper Size.
4. Click the Borderless checkbox.
Note:
If you need to adjust the amount of image expansion necessary for borderless
printing, click the Expansion button and move the Expansion slider.
5. Select your document or image orientation.
6. Click OK.
7. From the File menu, select Print. You see the following:
Printing Borderless Photos 31
8. Select one of the following as the Media Type setting:
■
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
■
Photo Paper
■
Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Luster Photo Paper
■
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
9. Select Quality using the slider.
10. Click Print.
Printing on CDs and DVDs
Your printer includes a special tray that lets you print customized text, graphics,
and photos directly on any ink jet-printable CD or DVD. The EPSON Print CD
software makes it easy to import your own photos, add text, and modify your
designs with a variety of special effects. You can print on both regular 12-cm and
8-cm CDs and DVDs.
Caution:
Use only ink jet-printable CDs and DVDs for printing. Thermal-printable and regular CDs
and DVDs should not be used with this printer.
You can order from your local retailer or a website, such as, www.pcmall.com,
www.cdw.com, www.warehouse.com, www.zones.com, www.macconnection.com,
and www.pcconnection.com. Make sure you purchase CDs and DVDs that have
an ink jet-printable surface.
Follow the steps in these sections to print on CDs or DVDs:
■
“Cleaning the Rollers” on page 33
■
“Inserting a CD or DVD” on page 33
■
“Designing CDs and DVDs” on page 35
■
“Printing Your Design” on page 38
■
“Adjusting the Print Position” on page 41
■
“Adjusting the Print Density” on page 45
32 Printing From Start to Finish
Cleaning the Rollers
Before you print on CDs or DVDs, it’s a good idea to clean the rollers inside your
printer. You can do this by feeding and ejecting several sheets of plain paper.
1. Make sure your printer is turned on and several sheets of letter-size paper are
loaded.
2. Press the ) button to feed a sheet of paper into the printer.
3. Press the ) button again to eject the paper.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 several times.
Inserting a CD or DVD
Make sure the data, music, or video is burned on your ink jet-printable CDs or
DVDs before you print. Otherwise, dirt or scratches on the surface may cause
errors when you burn the data. If you plan to print a large number of CDs or
DVDs, it’s a good idea to print a small sample, then wait a day and check the
quality to make sure it’s satisfactory.
If you want to check the print position, or color, see the instructions for
“Adjusting the Print Position” on page 41 and “Adjusting the Print Density” on
page 45.
Before you insert a CD or DVD, make sure the printer is turned on. Otherwise,
the disc may not be positioned correctly. Then follow these steps:
1. Push in the output tray extension, but leave the tray open.
2. Open the printer cover and pull down the CD/DVD tray guide.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 33
3. Place the CD or DVD on the CD/DVD tray with the white or printable side
face-up. Make sure the disc lays flat in the tray.
To print on a small CD (8-cm), place the small CD ring on the tray first, then
place the CD inside the ring.
Caution:
Make sure you always use the small CD ring when printing on 8-cm CDs and that
the CD and ring lay flat on the tray, otherwise the printer may be damaged.
Always use this
piece with 8 cm CDs
4. Insert the tray carefully, making sure it’s level, not tilted up or down. Push the
tray under the tab and the two rollers. Don’t push the tray in too far and make
sure that the arrows line up exactly.
5. Follow the instructions in “Printing Your Design” on page 38 to print with
EPSON Print CD.
34 Printing From Start to Finish
Designing CDs and DVDs
You can use EPSON Print CD to create and print a disc design with images,
graphics, and text.
1. Start EPSON Print CD.
Windows: Click Start > Programs or All Programs > EPSON Print CD >
EPSON Print CD.
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder, then open the EPSON
Print CD folder and select EPSON Print CD.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: Open the EPSON Print CD folder on your hard
drive and select EPSON Print CD.
2. To add a background image, click the
window like the following:
or
background icon. You see a
Windows
Macintosh
3. To select a background image, do one of the following:
■
Windows: Click the File tab, then click Browse to locate the folder
where your images are stored and click OK. You see thumbnail images of
all the files in the folder. Select your image and click OK.
■
Macintosh: Click Select Background, locate the folder where your
images are stored, select the one you want, then click Open.
Note:
In Windows, if you have already chosen a background, you see a different screen.
Click Select Image to choose a new background.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 35
4. To modify the template or enhance your background, click the
or
background icon, if necessary. You can adjust the brightness, contrast, and
gamma, or apply mosaic, blur, or special color effects, as follows:
■
Windows: Click the Image Adjustment button, then click the Image
Adjustment tab. When you’re finished making adjustments, click OK.
■
Macintosh: Use any of the available editing features. Then click OK.
Windows
Macintosh
36 Printing From Start to Finish
5. To add text, do one of the following:
■
Windows: Click the
text button. Enter your text and use the tabs to
apply formatting and special effects, and click OK. (To open the window
again, double-click any block of text.)
■
Macintosh: Click the text button. In the Text Settings window, type
your text, then use any of the options in the window to format it. You can
also use options in the Color Settings and Object Settings windows.
Windows
Macintosh
6. To curve a single line of text, click the text in the main window, then drag the
red “handle” up or down. Then adjust it using the other handles that appear.
7. When you’re finished, choose Save as from the File menu to save your file.
Note:
To check your design, it’s a good idea to print it on a sheet of plain paper before
printing on a CD or DVD. Make sure you have plain paper loaded in the printer, then
follow the instructions in “Printing Your Design” on page 38.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 37
Printing Your Design
After you have created your design and loaded a CD or DVD, you’re ready to
print. Follow the steps for your operating system below.
Windows
1. Open the File menu and select Printer
Settings.
2. Make sure these settings are selected:
■
Stylus Photo R200 as the Name
■
Manual as the source
■
A4 as the Paper Size
■
CD/DVD as the Media Type
3. Click OK.
4. Open the File menu and select Print.
5. Click OK. The printer prints your CD
and ejects it on the tray.
Note:
After you print, handle the CD or DVD
carefully. To allow the ink to dry, wait at
least 24 hours before playing the disc or
inserting it in a drive. Keep printed discs
away from moisture and direct sunlight.
If you need to adjust the print position or color, see “Adjusting the Print
Position” on page 41 or “Adjusting the Print Density” on page 45.
38 Printing From Start to Finish
Macintosh OS X
1. Open the File menu and select Page
Setup.
2. Make sure Stylus Photo R200 is
selected as the Format for option and
the Paper Size is set to A4.
3. Click OK.
4. Open the File menu and select Print.
5. Select these print settings:
■
Stylus Photo R200 as the Printer
■
Print Settings from the pull-down
menu
■
CD/DVD as the Media Type
6. Click Print. The printer prints your
CD and ejects it on the tray.
Note:
After you print, handle the CD or DVD
carefully. To allow the ink to dry, wait at
least 24 hours before playing the disc or
inserting it in a drive. Keep printed discs
away from moisture and direct sunlight.
If you need to adjust the print position or color, see “Adjusting the Print
Position” on page 41 or “Adjusting the Print Density” on page 45.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 39
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Open the File menu and select
Page Setup.
2. Make sure SP R200 appears at the
top of the screen and these settings
are selected:
■
A4 as the Paper Size
■
Manual Feed as the Source
3. Click OK.
4. Open the File menu and select
Print.
5. Select CD/DVD as the Media Type
setting.
6. Click Print. The printer prints your
CD and ejects it on the tray.
Note:
After you print, handle the CD or DVD
carefully. To allow the ink to dry, wait
at least 24 hours before playing the
disc or inserting it in a drive. Keep
printed discs away from moisture and
direct sunlight.
If you need to adjust the print position or color, see “Adjusting the Print
Position” on page 41 or “Adjusting the Print Density” on page 45.
40 Printing From Start to Finish
Adjusting the Print Position
If your printed images and text are not centered or positioned the way you want,
you may need to adjust the printing position. Use the blank cardboard check disk
included with your printer, or an extra CD. You can also use these steps to check
the position before you print on a CD or DVD.
Follow the steps for your operating system below.
Windows
1. Place the cardboard check disk (or an extra CD) on the CD tray and insert it
into the printer, as described on page 33.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
3. Select Print from the File menu.
4. Click the Printer Settings button.
5. Make sure your printer is selected and
the Paper Source is set to Manual, then
click OK.
6. Click the Print Position
Confirmation Pattern button.
7. Click OK. The confirmation pattern is
printed on the check disk or CD and
the printer ejects it.
8. Remove the check disk or CD and measure the
distance from the edge of the hole to the small cross
marks labeled Top and Right. You’ll need a metric
ruler with millimeters for accurate measurements.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 41
9. Open the File menu and select Adjust
Print Position. You see a screen like
this:
10. Make sure Enter Values is checked.
11. Enter the Top distance in the Height
(Top) box. Enter the Right distance in
the Width (Right) box.
12. Click OK to save the measurements.
Macintosh OS X
1. Place the cardboard check disk (or an extra CD) on the CD tray and insert it
into the printer, as described on page 33.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
3. Open the File menu and Select Page Setup.
4. Make sure Stylus Photo R200 is selected as the Format for option and the
Paper Size is set to A4.
5. Click OK.
6. Open the File menu and select Print.
7. Select these print settings:
■
Stylus Photo R200 as the Printer
■
Print Settings from the pull-down menu
■
CD/DVD as the Media Type
8. Select EPSON Print CD from the
pull-down menu.
9. Select Print Position Check Pattern.
10. Click Print then click OK on the next
screen.
The confirmation pattern is printed on
the check disk or CD and the printer
ejects it.
42 Printing From Start to Finish
11. Remove the check disk or CD and measure from
the edge of the hole to the small cross marks labeled
Top and Right. You’ll need a metric ruler with
millimeters for accurate measurements.
12. Open the File menu and select Adjust
Print Position. You see a screen like
this:
13. Make sure Value entry is checked.
14. Select the Top distance as the Top
Space setting and the Right distance
as the Right Space setting.
15. Click OK to save the measurements.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Place the cardboard check disk (or an extra CD) on the CD tray and insert it
into the printer, as described on page 33.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
3. Open the File menu and Select Page Setup.
4. Make sure Stylus Photo R200 appears at the top of the screen and these
settings are selected:
■
A4 as the Paper Size
■
Manual Feed as the source
5. Click OK.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 43
6. Open the File menu and select Print.
7. Select CD/DVD as the Media Type
setting.
8. Select Print Position Check Pattern.
9. Click Print, then click OK on the next
screen.
The confirmation pattern is printed on
the check disk or CD and the printer ejects it.
10. Remove the check disk or CD and measure the
distance from the edge of the hole to the small cross
marks labeled Top and Right. You’ll need a metric
ruler with millimeters for accurate measurements.
11. Open the File menu and select Adjust
Print Position. You see a screen like
this:
12. Make sure Value entry is checked.
13. Select the Top distance as the Top
Space setting and the Right distance
as the Right Space setting.
14. Click OK to save the measurements.
44 Printing From Start to Finish
Adjusting the Print Density
If ink smears on your printed CDs or DVDs, you may need to adjust the color
saturation or ink density. CDs from different manufacturers may absorb ink
differently, so you may need to adjust the density for each type of disc. Follow
these instructions to print a color saturation check pattern, and then make
adjustments as necessary.
Note:
You can also use the Brightness and Contrast settings in EPSON Print CD to adjust
color saturation. See “Designing CDs and DVDs” on page 35 for instructions.
Windows
1. Insert a test CD or DVD for printing, as described on page 33.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
3. Select Print from the File menu.
4. Click the Printer Settings button.
5. Make sure your printer is selected and the Paper Source is set to Manual, then
Click OK.
6. Click the Print Density Confirmation Pattern button.
7. Click OK.
8. After the pattern is printed, select Print from the file menu.
9. Examine the print and adjust the Print Color Correction slider to a lighter or
darker setting as necessary.
10. You can print three density patterns on one disc. Each pattern is printed in a
different location.
Insert the disc again. Then select Print from the File menu and click the
Second button to print the second pattern.
If you want to try a third pattern, repeat this step, but select the Third button.
11. Remove the CD or DVD and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then check the
saturation levels again.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 45
Macintosh OS X
1. Insert a test CD or DVD for printing, as described on page 33.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
3. Select Page Setup from the File menu.
4. Make sure Stylus Photo R200 is selected as the Format for option and the
Paper Size is set to A4.
5. Click OK.
6. Open the File menu and select Print.
7. Select these print settings:
■
Stylus Photo R200 as the Printer
■
Print Settings from the pull-down menu
■
CD/DVD as the Media Type
8. Select EPSON Print CD from the pull-down menu.
9. Click Print Density Check Pattern.
10. Click Print.
11. After the pattern is printed, select Print from the File menu again.
12. Select EPSON Print CD from the pull-down menu.
13. Examine the print and adjust the Color Correction slider to a lighter or
darker setting as necessary.
14. You can print three density patterns on one disc, each in a different location.
Insert the disc again.
15. Repeat steps 11 to 14. Then click Print Density Check Pattern and click the
Second Time button to print the second pattern.
16. If you want to print a third pattern, repeat steps 11 to 15, but select the Third
Time button.
17. Remove the CD or DVD and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then check the
saturation levels again.
46 Printing From Start to Finish
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Insert a test CD or DVD for printing, as described on page 33.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
3. Select Page Setup from the File menu.
4. Make sure SP R200 appears at the top of the screen and these settings are
selected:
■
A4 for the Paper Size
■
Manual Feed as the Source
5. Click OK.
6. Open the File menu and select Print.
7. Select CD/DVD as the Media Type setting.
8. Click the Print Density Check Pattern button.
9. Click Print.
10. After the pattern is printed, select Print from the File menu.
11. Examine the print and adjust the Color Correction slider to a lighter or
darker setting as necessary.
12. You can print three density patterns on one disc, each in a different location.
Insert the disc again.
13. Repeat steps 10 to 12. then click Print Density Check Pattern and click the
Second Time button.
14. If you want to print a third pattern, repeat steps 10 to 13, but select the Third
Time button.
15. Remove the CD or DVD and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then check the
saturation levels again.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 47
48 Printing From Start to Finish
Maintaining Your Printer
Follow the instructions in this chapter to keep your printer working at its best and
to prepare it for moving, if necessary:
■
“Cleaning the Print Head” below
■
“Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 51
■
“Aligning the Print Head” on page 57
■
“Cleaning the Printer” on page 59
■
“Transporting the Printer” on page 60
Cleaning the Print Head
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.
This section explains how to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning Utility.
You can also clean the print head by holding down the H ink button on the printer
for three seconds. (This only works when the red H ink light is off.)
Caution:
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, print quality can decline, so turn it
on and print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality.
Running the Head Cleaning Utility
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 51 for details.)
2. Do one of the following:
■
Windows: Right-click the
icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.
■
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON
Printer Utility. Select SP R200 Series in the printer list, click OK, then
select Head Cleaning.
■
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: Select Page Setup or Print from the File
Head Cleaning.
menu. Click the
utility icon, then click
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head.
Cleaning takes about 45 seconds. The printer makes noise and the green
P power light flashes.
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.
4. When the green P power light stops flashing, make sure paper is loaded in the
printer, then do one of the following:
■
Windows: Click Print nozzle check pattern, then click Print.
■
Macintosh: Click Confirmation, then click Next.
The nozzle check pattern prints.
5. If the nozzle check pattern has no white lines or gaps (as shown below),
click Finish.
50 Maintaining Your Printer
If the pattern has white lines or gaps (as shown below), click Clean to clean
the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four times, refer to
“Problems and Solutions” on page 64.
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.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the red H ink light flashes, one or more ink cartridges are low on ink.
When the red H ink light stays on, you need to replace the cartridge(s).
Ink light
When you print, you’ll also see a message on your screen telling you which
cartridge is low or empty.
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.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge 51
Checking the Ink Supply
To check the ink supply, do one of the following:
■
Windows: Double-click the
icon on the Windows taskbar.
You see a window like this one:
■
Macintosh OS X: Choose Applications > EPSON Printer Utility >
SP R200 Series > EPSON StatusMonitor.
■
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: From the File menu, select Print, then click the
ink icon.
You see a window like this one:
Click a cartridge image to display information about the cartridge.
52 Maintaining Your Printer
Purchasing Ink Cartridges
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before
the expiration date on the package:
Ink cartridge
Part Number
Black
T048120
Cyan
T048220
Magenta
T048320
Yellow
T048420
Light Cyan
T048520
Light Magenta
T048620
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.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer, or call the EPSON
StoreSM at (800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Ink Cartridge Precautions
Warning:
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your
eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.
Caution:
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head by hand.
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.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge 53
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.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on (the green P power light should be on, but
not flashing). Then open the printer cover.
2. Press and release the H ink button.
If your ink light is off, go to step 4.
If your ink light is on or flashing, the print head moves to the left, and the
cartridge that need to be replaced stops under the _ ink out mark. The
P power light begins to flash. Go to step 3.
3. Press the H ink button again.
■
If more than one cartridge is empty, the next cartridge moves under the
_ ink out mark.
■
If all the empty cartridges have been identified, the print head moves to
the ink cartridge replacement position.
Note:
You can also use the Status Monitor to find out which cartridge is out of ink. See
“Checking the Ink Supply” on page 52 for more information.
4. Lift up the cartridge cover.
54 Maintaining Your Printer
5. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge and lift the cartridge out of the
printer. Dispose of it carefully.
Warning:
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
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. Unwrap the new ink cartridge.
Caution:
Don’t touch the green circuit board or remove any labels.
Don’t touch the
green circuit board
Replacing an Ink Cartridge 55
7. Lower the cartridge into the holder, with the green circuit board facing the
front. Then gently push the cartridge down until it clicks into place.
8. If you need to replace another ink cartridge, repeat steps 5 through 7 before
continuing with step 9.
9. Close the cartridge cover.
10. Close the printer cover and press the H ink button. The printer begins
charging the ink delivery system.
The green P power light flashes and the printer makes noise. Charging takes
about half a minute. When it’s finished, the green P power light stops
flashing and stays on, and the red H ink light goes out.
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 mintues.
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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.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Load several sheets of plain, letter-size paper.
3. Do one of the following:
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Windows: Right-click the
icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Print Head Alignment.
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Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON
Printer Utility. Select SP R200 Series in the printer list, click OK, then
select Print Head Alignment.
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Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: From the File menu, select Page Setup or
Print. Click the
utility icon, then select
Print Head Alignment.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to print the alignment pattern.
You see a window like this one:
5. On the test page, select the square without any visible bands. You may need to
use a magnifying glass or loupe.
Aligning the Print Head 57
6. Select one square each for rows 1 to 4, then enter the number of the best
square in the corresponding boxes on the screen. Then click Next.
If you can’t find a square without visible bands, choose the one that’s best.
Then click Realignment to print another test page and repeat this step.
7. After you click Next, follow the instructions on the screen to print the next
test page.
You see a window like this one:
8. On the test page, select the square without any visible bands. You may need to
use a magnifying glass or loupe.
9. Select one square each for rows 1 to 4, then enter the number of the best
square in the corresponding boxes on the screen. Then click Finish.
If you can’t find a square without visible bands, choose the one that’s best.
Then click Realignment to print another test page and repeat this step.
58 Maintaining Your Printer
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year.
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the USB cable.
2. Remove all the paper, then use a soft brush to clean the sheet feeder.
3. If the outer case or inside of the sheet feeder are dirty, clean it with a soft cloth
dampened with mild detergent. Keep the printer cover closed to prevent water
from getting inside.
4. If ink accidentally gets inside of the printer, wipe it off with a damp cloth in
the area shown.
Clean here
Warning:
Don’t touch the gears or any other parts inside the printer.
Caution:
Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or benzine, alcohol, or paint 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.
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special paper; they may jam inside the
printer.
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Transporting the Printer
If you need to move your printer some distance, you must prepare it for
transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
Caution:
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed when transporting the
printer.
1. Open the printer cover and 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 power
cord and USB cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the printer, then push down the paper support
extension, and close the paper support.
4. Make sure the CD/DVD tray guide is closed, then push in the output tray
extension and close the tray.
5. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to the printer with
tape, then close the printer cover.
6. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box using the protective
materials that came with them.
Keep the printer level as you transport it.
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 49); if output is misaligned, align the print head (see page 57).
60 Maintaining Your Printer
Solving Problems
See “Diagnosing Printer Problems” on page 62 to help determine what the cause
of your printer problem may be.
Printer Parts
Paper support
extension
Paper support
Sheet feeder
Edge guide
Ink button
and light
Power button
and light
Paper button
and light
Front USB port
Output tray
Output tray
extension
Rear USB port
Power connector
Diagnosing Printer Problems
First, check the printer’s lights (see below) or run a printer check (see page 63).
Lights
Explanation
Green P power light
flashes
The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink
cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
Red ) paper light is
on
If the CD/DVD tray guide is open, close the CD/DVD tray
guide, load paper, then press the ) paper button.
Your paper ran out or more than one sheet loaded at a
time. Load paper and press the ) paper button.
When printing on CDs or DVDs, the CD/DVD tray is not
inserted in the printer. Insert the CD/DVD tray into the
printer and press the ) paper button (see “Inserting a CD
or DVD” on page 33).
Red ) paper light
flashes
Paper is jammed in the printer.
Press the ) paper button to eject the jammed paper. If
the light is still flashing, open the cover and remove all
paper, including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload
paper and press the ) paper button to continue printing.
When printing on CDs or DVDs, the CD/DVD tray is
jammed in the printer.
Pull out the CD/DVD tray and press the ) paper button.
Red H ink light flashes
One or more cartridges are low on ink. Check the
message that appears on your screen to determine which
cartridge is low, or follow the instructions in “Checking
the Ink Supply” on page 52. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge.
Red H ink light is on
One or more cartridges are out of ink or not installed.
Make sure you have a replacement cartridge, then follow
the steps in “Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 51.
If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be
incompatible with the printer or incorrectly installed.
Reinstall it or replace it with the correct cartridge as
described on page 51.
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Lights
Explanation
Red H ink and red
) paper lights flash
alternately
The CD/DVD tray guide was left open when you turned on
the printer or when printing on paper. Close the CD/DVD
tray guide.
Green P power light is
off; red ) paper and
red H ink lights flashing
Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn
off the printer, then open the cover and remove any
jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer
back on again. If the lights are still flashing, contact your
dealer or EPSON as described on page 73.
The printer may have an internal error. Turn off the printer,
wait a few seconds, then turn it on again. If the lights are
still flashing, contact your dealer or EPSON as described
on page 73.
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.
2. Disconnect the printer’s USB cable.
3. Load letter-size paper in the printer.
4. Hold down the ) paper button, then press and release the P power button.
When printing starts, release the ) paper button.
5. A nozzle check pattern prints. (If the pattern has gaps, you need to clean the
print head as described on page 49.)
Diagnosing Printer Problems 63
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If the test page prints, the problem probably lies in your software settings,
USB cable, or computer, or your software may not be installed correctly.
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If the test page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer.
Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” below. If nothing works,
contact you dealer or EPSON as described in “Where To Get Help” on
page 73.
6. Turn off the printer, reconnect the USB cable, then turn on your printer and
computer.
Problems and Solutions
Setup and Software Installation Problems
The printer makes noise after ink cartridge installation.
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The first time you install ink cartridges, the printer must charge its print head
for about two minutes. Wait until charging finishes before you turn off the
printer, or it may charge improperly and use excess ink the next time you turn
it on.
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Make sure the ink cartridge cover is closed completely and no packing
material remains in the printer. Turn off the printer, wait a moment, then turn
it back on to clear the error.
You’re having problems installing the printer software.
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Carefully follow the installation instructions on the Start Here sheet. Do not
connect your printer to the computer until you are instructed to do so. When
connecting your printer, make sure the USB cable is connected securely to the
printer and the computer. Also make sure your system meets the requirements
shown on page 75.
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Close your other programs, including any screen savers and virus protection
software, and install again.
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If your printer icon (SP R200 Series) doesn’t appear in the Macintosh
Chooser, you may have too many items in the Chooser. Delete any unused
items and check the Chooser again.
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If you are using Macintosh OS X and you do not see the printer name or
borderless option in the Format for menu on the Page Setup screen, you may
need to set up your printer in the Print Center utility. See the Start Here sheet
for instructions.
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For Windows 2000, if you see an error message or your software doesn’t install
correctly, you may not have software installation privileges. Contact your
System Administrator.
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Make sure Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP was preinstalled on your system.
The USB Printer Device Driver may not install correctly if you’ve upgraded
from Windows 95.
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Make sure the USB Controller is working properly in Device Manager. See
your Windows help system for details. If it’s not working, contact your
computer manufacturer.
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If you’re printing over a network, see your on-screen Reference Guide for
instructions on configuring your printer for use on a network.
Printer Problems
The printer is on, but nothing prints.
■
Make sure the USB cable is connected securely and that the cable meets the
system requirements on page 75.
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Run a printer check as described on page 63. If the check page prints, make
sure your software is installed correctly.
■
If you’re printing on a network, you need to set up your printer for network
printing, as described in your on-screen Reference Guide.
The printer sounds as though it is printing, but nothing prints.
■
Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see
page 49.
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The printer won’t operate properly if it’s tilted or at an angle. Place it on a flat,
stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all directions.
Problems and Solutions 65
Your printer makes noise when you turn it on or after it has been sitting for
awhile.
Your printer is performing routine maintenance.
Printing is too slow.
Make sure your system meets the requirements listed on page 75. If you’re printing
a high-resolution image, you need more than the minimum requirements listed.
You may also need to:
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Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
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Close open programs that you’re not using.
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Increase your system’s memory (RAM).
For the fastest printing, try these tips:
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Set the Quality Option to Draft (Windows) or the Quality/Speed slider to
Speed (Macintosh).
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In the Advanced options, turn MicroWeave® off (Macintosh only) and turn
High Speed on.
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If your printer is connected to a hub, disconnect USB devices that you’re not
using.
Note:
Borderless printing takes longer, especially near the edges of the paper.
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Print Quality Problems
You see banding (light lines).
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The print head nozzles may need cleaning;
see page 49 for instructions.
■
Select a higher print quality and turn off
High Speed mode. See page 23 (Windows)
or page 25 (Macintosh).
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Make sure the Type or Media Type setting matches the paper you loaded; see
page 22 for guidelines.
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Make sure the printable side of the paper is face up. It’s usually brighter or
whiter.
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The ink cartridges may need replacing. To replace an ink cartridge, see
page 51.
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Run the Print Head Alignment utility; see page 57 for instructions.
Your printout is blurry or smeared.
■
Make sure you load paper with the printable
side face up. The printable side is usually the
brighter or whiter side of the paper.
■
Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled,
or loaded face down (the printable side
should be face up). If it’s damp or curled,
reload a new stack of paper.
■
When printing on special paper, check the instructions in the paper package.
You may need to use an included support sheet or load your paper one sheet at
a time.
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Use EPSON papers to ensure proper saturation and absorption of genuine
EPSON inks.
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Make sure your paper meets the specifications listed in the on-screen Reference
Guide.
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Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See page 57 for instructions.
■
Remove each sheet from the output tray after printing, especially when you’re
printing on transparencies.
Problems and Solutions 67
Your printout is faint or has gaps.
■
The print head nozzles may need cleaning;
see page 49 for instructions.
■
The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink.
To replace an ink cartridge, see page 51.
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Make sure the paper Type (Windows) Media
Type (Macintosh) setting matches the paper
you loaded; see page 22 for guidelines.
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Make sure your paper isn’t damaged, old, dirty, or loaded face down. If it is,
reload a new stack of paper with the printable side up; it is usually brighter or
whiter than the other side.
Your printout is grainy.
■
Try using a higher quality paper.
■
Select a higher print quality setting. See page 23 (Windows) or page 25
(Macintosh) for instructions.
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Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See page 49 for instructions.
■
You may need to increase the image resolution or print it in a smaller size; see
your software documentation.
You see wrong or missing colors.
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Make sure Black ink only (Windows) is off or Color ink is selected
(Macintosh) even when printing black and white photographs.
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Clean the print head; see page 49 for instructions.
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The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink; see page 51.
■
Try turning off PhotoEnhance.TM Also check if you’re using a special effect that
alters image colors, like Sepia.
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Try changing the Gamma setting; see page 23 (Windows) or page 25
(Macintosh).
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Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors. However,
you can use a color management system to get as close as possible. You can
also use your printer’s color management features. See page 23 (Windows) or
page 25 (Macintosh).
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Colors will change slightly after drying. Wait for 24 hours and check your
print again to see if the colors look right.
68 Solving Problems
Problems With Paper Feeding
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled.
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If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you may have set the wrong paper size. Press the
) paper button to eject the paper, then select the correct paper size.
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If it’s wrinkled when it ejects, the paper may be damp or too thin.
Paper doesn’t feed correctly or jams in the printer.
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Make sure the paper support extension is pulled up.
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If paper doesn’t feed, remove it from the sheet feeder, reload it against the right
edge, then slide the left edge guide against the paper.
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If multiple pages feed at once, remove the paper from the sheet feeder, fan the
edges to separate the sheets, and carefully reload it.
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If paper jams, press the ) paper button to clear the jam. If that doesn’t resolve
the paper jam, open the cover and remove any jammed paper, including small
pieces that may have torn off. Reload the paper and press the ) paper button.
If your paper loads incorrectly or jams frequently:
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Use new, smooth, high-quality paper, loaded printable side up. Don’t load
paper above the arrow mark on the left edge guide.
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Place the paper against the right edge and slide the left edge guide against it,
but not too tight.
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Store paper flat to prevent curling.
CD/DVD Printing Problems
Images and text are not centered on the CD/DVD.
Adjust the Print position as described on page 41.
Ink smears on the CD/DVD or printing is too light.
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Make sure you’re using ink jet-printable CDs or DVDs.
■
Handle the disc carefully and allow the ink to dry for at least 24 hours before
playing the disc or inserting it in a drive.
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Adjust the print density as described on page 45.
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Adjust the brightness or contrast as described on page 36.
Problems and Solutions 69
Printed CDs or DVDs are dirty.
Clean the rollers as described on page 33.
The CD/DVD won’t feed into the printer.
Make sure you hold the CD/DVD tray level as you load it into the tray guide
without tilting it up or down. Don’t push in the tray too far, but line it up with the
arrows exactly as described on page page 33.
Miscellaneous Printout Problems
The image is inverted.
Turn off the Mirror Image setting in the Advanced window or the mirror setting
in your program. (If you’re printing on EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper, the image
should be inverted.)
The printer prints blank pages.
■
Make sure your printer is selected, or is the active printer in Print Center
(Macintosh OS X) or the Chooser (Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x).
■
The print head nozzles may need cleaning; see page 49.
The margins are incorrect.
■
Make sure the paper settings are correct for your paper size.
■
Make sure the paper is positioned all the way to the right of the sheet feeder.
Slide the left edge guide against the paper.
■
See your software documentation for instructions on choosing the correct
margins for your paper size. The margins must be within the printable area of
the page. See “Printer Specifications” in your on-screen Reference Guide.
Image size or position is incorrect.
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Make sure the paper and layout options are set correctly.
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Your images may not match the width/height proportions of the paper size or
layout you’re using, and may be cropped to fit.
70 Solving Problems
You see incorrect characters.
■
Make sure the USB cable is securely connected and meets the system
requirements on page 75. Then try printing again.
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Make sure your printer is selected in your software, or is set as the active
printer in the Print Center or Macintosh Chooser.
■
If you’re using a USB hub, connect the printer directly to your computer
instead.
Too many copies are printing.
Make sure that the Copies option in your printer software or program is not set for
multiple copies.
Uninstalling Printer Software
You may need to uninstall and then reinstall your printer driver and utilities. For
example, this might be necessary when you upgrade your operating system. You
don’t need to uninstall EPSON Print CD, Film Factory, the P.I.M. II Plug-in, or
your on-screen Reference Guide.
Note:
Do not turn off or disconnect the printer while you are uninstalling the software.
Windows
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. (If you’re using
Windows XP click Start, then click My Computer.)
2. Select the Control Panel icon.
3. Select Add/Remove Programs.
4. Click EPSON Printer Software in the program list and click the
Add/Remove button (Change/Remove button on Windows 2000 and XP).
5. Select EPSON Stylus Photo R200 Series, then click OK.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the printer software.
7. If you’re using Windows 98 or Me, select EPSON USB Printer Devices in
the program list, then click the Add/Remove button.
8. Restart your computer, then see the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software.
Uninstalling Printer Software 71
Macintosh OS X
1. Open your Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder.
2. Double-click the Print Center icon.
3. Select EPSON Stylus Photo R200, then click Delete.
4. Select EPSON Stylus Photo R200(Sheet Feeder - Borderless), then click
Delete.
5. Close Print Center.
6. Restart your Macintosh, then see the Start Here sheet to reinstall your
software.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9x
1. Close all applications.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM.
3. Double-click the SPR200 CD-ROM icon (if necessary), then scroll down and
double-click the Drivers folder.
4. Double-click the OS 8-9 folder, then select SPR200.
5. In the Installer dialog box, select Uninstall from the pull-down menu, then
click the Uninstall button. Follow the on-screen instructions and click Quit
when you’re done.
6. Restart your Macintosh, then see the Start Here sheet to reinstall your
software.
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic
support services and automated telephone services listed below:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON Support at
http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can
download drivers and other files, look at product
documentation, access troubleshooting information,
and receive technical advice through e-mail.
Automated Telephone
Services
A variety of automated help services are available 24
hours a day, seven days a week. To use these
services, you must have a touch tone telephone and
call (800) 922-8911. Your EPSON SoundAdviceSM
code is 70510. Use this code to quickly select the
EPSON Stylus Photo R200 Series printer in
SoundAdvice.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial:
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U.S.: (562) 276-7296, 6 am to 8 pm, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
and 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday.
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Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Please have the following information ready:
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Product name (EPSON Stylus Photo R200)
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Product serial number (located on the back of the printer and on its box)
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Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
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Computer configuration and operating system version
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Description of the problem
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from the EPSON
Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Requirements and Notices
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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A Microsoft Windows compatible PC with a Pentium® 300 MHz or faster.
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Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
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At least 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
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200MB free hard disk space (300MB or more recommended)
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VGA or better display adapter and monitor
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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A Windows-compliant USB port
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A shielded USB “AB” cable up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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An Apple® iMacTM series, eMac,TM Power Macintosh® G3, G4, or G5,
PowerBook,® or iBook® with a built-in USB port
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Macintosh OS 8.6 through 9.x, OS X 10.2 or higher (Macintosh OS 9.1 or
later recommended)
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At least 256MB RAM for OS 8.6 through 9.x (512MB Recommended);
512MB RAM required for OS X
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At least 200MB free hard disk space (300MB or more recommended)
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VGA or better display
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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A shielded USB “AB” cable up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the
printer safely and effectively:
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Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.
■
Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on
the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and
off.
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Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être débranchée
facilement.
■
Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
■
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the
devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating.
Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does
not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
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Keep your printer and computer system away from potential sources of
electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units.
■
Avoid locations that are subject to rapid changes in heat or humidity, shocks or
vibrations, or dust.
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Leave enough room around the printer for sufficient ventilation.
■
Do not place the printer near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight.
■
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all
directions. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
■
Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do
not spill liquid on the printer.
■
Always turn the printer off using the P power button. It may take a moment for the
printer to shut off after you press the button. Don’t switch off the power strip or
unplug the printer until the printer is off.
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Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case or insert objects through the
slots.
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Except as specifically explained in this manual, do not attempt to service the printer
yourself.
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Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer
has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or
exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
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Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
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Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges; there may be ink remaining around
the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets
in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
■
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridge during printing.
■
Do not move the print head by hand. You may damage the printer.
■
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. Leaving the
cartridge unpacked for a long time before use can result in reduced print quality.
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Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the package. For best results,
use up the ink cartridges within six months of first installing them.
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Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
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After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at
room temperature for at least three hours before using it.
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Do not shake an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage.
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Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print
head.
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Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal
operation and printing.
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If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and
dust and store it in the same environment as the printer. Note that there is a valve in
the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent
the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge
ink supply port or surrounding area.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is capped in the far right
position and the ink cartridges are in place. Tape the ink cartridge holder to the
printer case to make sure it remains in the proper position.
Important Safety Instructions 77
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING: The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference
levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the
responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this
device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables
connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
78 Requirements and Notices
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/
or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
Located at:
MS: 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR
Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is
identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards.
Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to
be within the variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical
basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: Ink Jet Printer
Model:
B261A
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that
this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for
energy efficiency. The EPA ENERGY STAR office
equipment program is a voluntary partnership with the
computer and office equipment industry to promote the
introduction of energy-efficient personal computers,
monitors, printers, fax machines, and copiers in an effort
to reduce air pollution caused by power generation.
Declaration of Conformity 79
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original retail purchaser
that the EPSON printer covered by this limited warranty statement, if purchased new and
used in the United States or Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and
will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year from
the date of original purchase. Epson also warrants that the consumable ink cartridges
enclosed with the printer will perform to the manufacturer’s specified usage, which usage
may expire before the expiration of the limited warranty for the EPSON printer. For
warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your EPSON printer prove defective
during the warranty period, please call the EPSON ConnectionSM at (562) 276-7282
(U.S.) or (905) 709-2567 (Canada) for warranty repair instructions and return
authorization. An Epson service technician will provide telephone diagnostic service to
determine whether the printer requires service. If service is needed, Epson will, at its
option, exchange or repair the printer without charge for parts or labor. If Epson
authorizes an exchange for the defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you,
freight prepaid, so long as you use an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto
Rico and U.S. Possessions). Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You
are responsible for securely packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within
five (5) working days of receipt of the replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card
number to secure the cost of the replacement printer in the event that you fail to return the
defective one. If your printer is being repaired, Epson will direct you to send your printer
to Epson or its authorized service center, where the printer will be fixed and sent back to
you. You are responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the Epson
authorized service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a
part, the item replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement printer or part may be
new or refurbished to the Epson standard of quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be
another model of like kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered
printer will not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered printer. Exchange
products and parts assume the remaining warranty period of your original product covered
by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to refurbished or
reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal use in the United States and
Canada. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty does not cover any color change
or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials or services required for reprinting. This
warranty does not cover damage to the EPSON product caused by parts or supplies not
manufactured, distributed or certified by Epson. This warranty does not cover ribbons, ink
cartridges or third party parts, components, or peripheral devices added to the EPSON
product after its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or user-added boards or components.
Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating
label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly maintained or
80 Requirements and Notices
fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect,
improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning, improper
electrical current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson products, or service
other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or
reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME
LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF
THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS
STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY
OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR
DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH OF
WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and
some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction
to jurisdiction.
Epson America, Inc. ■ P.O. Box 93012 ■ Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty 81
82 Requirements and Notices
Index
A
Accessories, 73
Adobe Photoshop, P.I.M. II plug-in, 9
Advanced settings
Macintosh, 25, 26
Windows, 23 to 24
Aligning print head, 57 to 58
Automatic mode, Macintosh, 18, 20
B
Background printing, 21
Banding, 67
Basic printing
Macintosh, 17 to 21
Windows, 14 to 16
Blank pages, 70
Blurry images, 67
BorderFree printing, 27 to 32
C
Cable, printer, 75
Cancelling printing
Macintosh, 19, 21
Windows, 16
CDs
adjusting print density, 45 to 47
adjusting print position, 41 to 44
designing, 35 to 37
inserting in printer, 33 to 34
ordering, 32
printing on, 32 to 47
Characters, incorrect, 71
Checking printer, 63 to 64
Cleaning
print head, 49 to 51
printer, 59
rollers, 33
sheets, 59
Color management settings
Macintosh, 25, 26
Windows, 23
Color problems, 68
ColorSync, 18
Controlling printing
Macintosh, 19, 21
Windows, 16
Copies setting
Macintosh, 18, 20
Windows, 24
Custom settings
Macintosh, 25, 26
Windows, 23 to 24
D
Default printer settings, 16
DVDs, see CDs
E
Edge-to-edge printing, 27 to 32
Electronic manual, 9
Envelopes, loading, 12 to 13
EPSON
accessories, 73
help, 73
ink, 53
papers, 13, 22, 27
Print CD, 35 to 47
Store, 73
EPSON PhotoCenter, 9
Exif Print, description, 8
F
Faint images, 68
Film Factory, 9
Full bleed printing, 27 to 32
G
Gamma setting, 18
Glossy Photo Paper, 22
Grainy prints, 68
H
Head Cleaning utility, 50 to 51
Help, EPSON, 73
High Speed setting, 66
I
ICM (Image Color Management)
setting, 23
Incorrect characters, 71
Incorrect colors, 68
Ink cartridge
level of ink in, 52
ordering, 53
replacing, 51 to 56
safety instructions, 55, 77
Ink Jet Transparencies, 22
Ink level, checking
Macintosh, 52
Windows, 52
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Installation problems, 64 to 65
Inverted image, 70
Iron-On Transfer Paper, 22
J
Jams, paper, 69
L
Layout problems, 70
Layout settings
Macintosh, 18, 21
Windows, 24
Luster Photo Paper, 22
M
Macintosh
advanced printing, 25 to 26
basic printing, 17 to 21
system requirements, 75
uninstalling software, 72
Maintaining printer, 49 to 60
Marginless printing, 27 to 32
Margins, incorrect, 70
Media Type setting, 22
MicroWeave setting, 66
Mirror image, 70
Monitoring ink level
Macintosh, 52
Windows, 52
Moving printer, 60
N
Noise, printer, 66
Nozzle check, 50 to 51
P
P.I.M., see PRINT Image Matching
Page Setup, Macintosh, 17, 20
Paper
EPSON, 13, 22, 27
feeding problems, 69
loading, 11 to 12
orientation, 15, 17, 20
size, 15, 17, 20
Paper Source setting, 38
Paper Type setting, 15, 22
PhotoCenter, 9
Premium Glossy Photo Paper, 22
Print CD software, 35 to 47
Print dialog box
Macintosh, 17, 20
Windows, 14
Print head
aligning, 57 to 58
cleaning, 49 to 51
Print Head Alignment utility, 57 to 58
PRINT Image Matching
description, 7 to 8
Film Factory, 9
plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, 9
Print position check paper, 41 to 44
Print quality problems, 67 to 68
Print window, 14, 17, 20
Printer
cable, 75
check, 63 to 64
cleaning, 59
maintaining, 49 to 60
noise, 66
problems, 61 to 71
transporting, 60
Printing
advanced, 23 to 26
basic, 14 to 21
BorderFree, 27 to 32
CDs and DVDs, 32 to 47
controlling, 16, 19, 21
with custom settings, 23 to 26
Printing, slow, 66
Problems
installing software, 64 to 65
miscellaneous, 70 to 71
paper feeding, 69
print quality, 67 to 68
printer, 61 to 71
Q
Quality Option setting, 15
Quality/Speed setting, 18, 20
R
Reference Guide, 9
Resolution Performance Management
(RPM), 23, 25, 26
S
Safety instructions, 76 to 77
Self Adhesive Sheets, 22
Semigloss Photo Paper, 22
Slow printing, 66
Software
Print CD, 35 to 47
problems, solving, 64 to 65
summary, 9
uninstalling, 71 to 72
Stopping printing
Macintosh, 19, 21
Windows, 16
System requirements, 75
Index 85
T
Transparencies, 22
Transporting printer, 60
Troubleshooting, 61 to 73
Type setting, 15
U
Uninstalling software, 71 to 72
USB, 75
Utilities
Head Cleaning, 50 to 51
Nozzle Check, 50 to 51
Print Head Alignment, 57 to 58
W
Watermark, 21, 24
Windows
advanced printing, 23 to 24
basic printing, 14 to 16
system requirements, 75
uninstalling software, 71
86 Index