Epson C823461 (Ethernet) Specifications

EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000
manual feeder edge guides
(banner paper holders)
banner
paper
cover
Media
printer
cover
thickness
lever
Media name
Size
Part number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
Super A3/B
S041060
S041059
S041066
control
panel
EPSON High Quality
Ink Jet Paper
Letter
A4
S041111
S041117
ink cartridge
compartment
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper
Letter
A4
Legal
B
Super A3/B
A2
S041062
S041061
S041067, S041048
S041070
S041069
S041079
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Paper
A4
Letter
A2
Super A3/B
S041126
S041124
S041123
S041133
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Film
A4
Letter
A6
B
Super A3/B
S041071
S041072
S041107
S041075
S041074
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
A4
Letter
S041063
S041064
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Cards
A6
8 × 10
S041054
S041122
EPSON Iron-On
Transfer Paper
Letter
Super A3/B
SE41001, SE41002
SE41003
EPSON Photo Quality
Self Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
EPSON Photo Quality
Banner Paper
A2 × 15 m roll
(16.5 inches × 49.2 ft)
S041102
EPSON Ink Jet Canvas
Cloth
A2 × 3 m roll
(16.5 inches × 9.8 ft)
S041132
EPSON Ink Jet Back
Light Film
A2
A3
S041130
S041131
printer hood
knob
paper tray
cover and
extensions
paperrelease
lever
paper tray and
extensions
(built-in sheet feeder)
tear-off edge (for
tractor-fed paper;
located under
printer hood)
manual
feed
guide
optional
interface
cover
parallel
interface
serial
interface
center support (for
tractor-fed paper)
tractor feeder
Optional Interfaces
You can install one of the following EPSON interface boards
in your printer:
Accessories
Ink Cartridges
Use these EPSON ink cartridges before the expiration date on
the package.
Cartridge
Part number
Black ink cartridge
S020118
Cyan ink cartridge
S020130
Magenta ink cartridge
S020126
Yellow ink cartridge
S020122
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Type of interface board
Model number
Compatibility
Serial
C823051
PC
32KB serial
C832071
PC
32KB parallel
C823101
PC
Twinax
C823151
PC
Coax
C823141
PC
LocalTalk®
C823121
Macintosh
Ethernet
C823461
Macintosh/PC
Type B bidirectional parallel
C823452
PC
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Fonts
Printer Specifications
Bitmap fonts
Printing
Printing method
Nozzle
configuration
Font
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
Proportional
x
EPSON Roman
x
x
x
On-demand ink jet
EPSON Sans Serif
x
x
x
x
Monochrome (black) 128 nozzles
Color (cyan, magenta, yellow)
192 nozzles, 64 of each color
EPSON Courier
x
x
x
—
EPSON Prestige
x
x
x
—
EPSON Script
x
x
x
—
cpi=characters per inch.
Select other font/pitch combinations using the ESC/P 2 commands.
Printable columns and printing speeds
Character pitch
(characters per inch)
Printing
column
10
Printing speed
(characters per second)
Scalable fonts
Draft
LQ
161
800
400
Font
Minimum
point size
Maximum
point size
Increments
12
193
960
480
EPSON Roman
8
32
2
15
242
1200
600
EPSON Sans Serif
8
32
2
17 (10 condensed)
276
1378
684
EPSON Roman T
8
32
2
20 (12 condensed)
322
1600
800
EPSON Sans Serif H
8
32
2
Resolution
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking for text
and graphics. (Auto print direction can be
set in the default-setting mode.)
Control code
ESC/P 2 and expanded raster graphics
code
IBM XL24E
Line spacing
1/6 inch (default) programmable in
1/8-inch or 1/360-inch increments
Paper feed speed
100 milliseconds per 1/3-inch line
Input buffer
64KB
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Note:
The printer always uses the fonts you selected with your software
application. You need to use the printer’s internal fonts only if your
application doesn’t allow you to select fonts.
Character tables
1 italic and 26 graphics character tables
Character sets
14 international character sets and 1 legal
character set
Note:
Character tables are selected with default-setting mode or by using
software commands.
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Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Thickness
Weight
Single sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
Super A3/B (13 × 19 inches)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
Ledger (11 × 17 inches)
US C (17 × 22 inches)
B3 (364 × 514 mm)
B4 (257 × 364 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Plain bond paper and
special ink jet papers
distributed by EPSON
0.0025 to 0.004 inch (0.065 to
0.11 mm)
Built-in sheet feeder:
17 to 24 lb
(64 to 90 g/m2)
Manual feeder:
14 to 24 lb
(52 to 90 g/m2)
Transparencies and
Glossy film
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm, glossy film only)
Super A3/B (13 × 19 inches, glossy film
only)
Transparencies and glossy
film distributed by EPSON
0.005 to 0.006 inch (0.13 to
0.15 mm)
—
Glossy paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Glossy paper distributed by
EPSON
0.0066 to 0.0070 inch (0.17 to
0.18 mm)
—
Photo quality self
adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self adhesive sheets
distributed by EPSON
0.0079 inch (0.2 mm)
maximum
—
Envelopes
No. 109.5 × 4.1 inches
(240 × 104 mm)
DL8.7 × 4.3 inches
(220 × 110 mm)
C59 × 6.4 inches
(229 × 162 mm)
Plain bond paper or air mail
paper
0.006 to 0.02 inch (0.16 to
0.52 mm)
12 to 24 lb
(45 to 90 g/m2)
Index (ink jet) cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
8 × 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
Ink jet cards distributed by
EPSON
0.0091 inch (0.23 mm)
maximum
50 lb (188 g/m2)
Canvas cloth
16.5 × 9.8 ft (420 mm × 3 m)
Canvas cloth distributed by
EPSON
—
—
Roll (banner) paper
8.3 to 17 inches × 49.2 ft
(210 to 432 mm × 15 m)
Roll banner paper
distributed by EPSON
0.003 to 0.004 inch
(0.08 to 0.1 mm)
17 to 22 lb
(64 to 82 g/m2)
Back light film
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
Back light film distributed
by EPSON
0.0051 to 0.0055 inch
(0.13 to 0.14 mm)
—
Continuous paper
Minimum size each sheet:
4 to 16 × 4 inches
(101.6 to 406.4 × 101.6 mm)
Plain paper
0.0025 to 0.0039 inch
(0.065 to 0.1 mm)
14 to 22 lb
(52 to 82 g/m2)
Continuous label
paper
Minimum size each backing sheet:
4 to 16 × 4 inches
(101.6 to 406.4 × 101.6 mm)
Minimum label size:
2.5 × 0.94 inches
(63.5 × 23.9 mm)
Plain continuous label paper
Maximum total thickness:
0.0079 inch (0.2 mm)
Maximum label thickness:
0.0047 inch (0.12 mm)
—
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to
the quality of any non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test
samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing
large jobs.
Ink jet paper, envelopes, glossy film, glossy paper, transparencies,
self adhesive sheets, back light film, and canvas cloth are usable only
under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film and Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets should be stored under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and
other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade
of paper.
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Printable areas
Ink Cartridges
Single sheets and index cards
Black
(S020118)
Cyan
(S020130)
Print capacity*
3800 pages/
A4 (ISO/IEC
10561 Letter
Pattern at
360 dpi)
2100 pages (A4, 360 dpi, 5% duty
each color)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date, if unopened
Storage
temperature
–22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit
temperature
–22 to 122 °F
(–30 to 50 °C)
1 month at
104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at
122 °F (50 °C)
–22 to 140 °F (–30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 122 °F (50 °C)
Freezing
temperature**
3.2 °F (–16 °C)
–1.3 °F
(–18.5 °C)
Dimensions
2.0 (W) × 5.5 (D) × 4.2 (H) inches
25.1 (W) × 139.6 (D) × 105.3 (H) mm
Specification
A
BL
BR
C
A: The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
BL: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm); except for A3
landscape, A2 portrait, US B landscape, and US C portrait, which
are 0.2 inch (5 mm).
BR: The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm); except for A3
landscape and A2 portrait, which are 0.2 inch (5 mm), and US B
landscape and US C portrait, which are 0.43 inch (11 mm).
C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.55 inch (14.0 mm).
Note:
The maximum printable width is 16 inches (410 mm) regardless of
the paper size or feeder you use.
Magenta
(S020126)
–5.8 °F
(–21 °C)
Yellow
(S020122)
–0.4 °F
(–18 °C)
* The print capacity may vary, depending on how often you clean
the print head.
Envelopes
** It thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C).
A
Caution:
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink
cartridges. Other products may cause damage to your
printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty.
BR
C
BL
A:
The minimum top margin is 0.33 inch (8.5 mm).
BL, BR: The minimum left and right margins are 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
C:
The minimum bottom margin is 0.55 inch (14.0 mm).
Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package
has expired.
Continuous paper
A
A
B
A:
B:
Mechanical
B
The minimum top and bottom margins above and below the
perforations are 0.35 inch (9.0 mm).
The minimum right and left margins are 0.51 inch (13 mm).
Note:
The maximum printable width is 15 inches (381 mm).
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Paper feed
method
Friction, tractor feeder
Paper path
Sheet feeder (paper tray), front entry
Manual feeder, rear entry
Tractor feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m2) paper
Total print
volume
75,000 pages (A3, text only)
Dimensions
Width
Depth
Height
Weight
31.0 inches (810 mm)
22.3 inches (565 mm, maximum)
9.4 inches (240 mm)
37.8 lb (17.2 kg) without the ink
cartridges
EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000
Electrical
Reverse channel
Specification
120V Model
220−240V Model
Input voltage range
103.5 to 132V
198 to 264V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.7A
Power consumption
Approx. 21W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
0.4A
Synchronization
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Adaptable
connector
Environmental
Humidity
IEEE-1284 Nibble mode
Data transmission Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
timing
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s voltage.
Temperature
Transmission
mode
36-pin 57-30360 Amphenol Connector or
equivalent
Operation:50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage: –4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C),
stored in shipping container
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Serial interface
Operation:20 to 80% RH
Storage: 5 to 85% RH (stored in
shipping container, without
condensation)
Standard
Based on RS-423
Synchronization
Synchronous
Bit rate
Maximum 1.8 Mbps
Handshaking
X-ON/X-OFF, DTR protocol
Word format
Data bit: 8 bits
Parity bit: None
Start bit: 1 bit
Stop bit: 1 bit
Connector
8-pin mini-circular connector
Recommended
cable
Apple® System Peripheral-8 serial cable
(preferably Belkin brand)
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 950
with D3
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
Interfaces
Control Panel
Parallel interface
Operate light
Forward channel
Data format
8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility
mode
Synchronization
STROBE
Paper Out
light
Pause
light
pulse
Handshake timing BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level
TTL compatible
Connector
36-pin 57-30360 Amphenol connector or
equivalent
Ink Out
lights
Media Type
selection lights
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Lights
Buttons
The Operate light is on when the
printer is on. When the Operate
light flashes, the printer is
receiving data. It may also flash
with other lights during certain
operations or error conditions.
Operate
Paper Out
S
All the lights
Feeds paper line by line. Loads a single
sheet or advances continuous or banner
paper to the next top-of-form position
if held down.
Load/Eject
When paper is not loaded, loads a sheet
of paper or a single sheet of continuous
paper.
Pause/Reset
Micro Adjust D
Micro Adjust U
When the Pause light is on,
printing is paused. Press the
Pause button to resume.
Adjusts the loading position or tear-off
position for continuous paper. Press
the Micro Adjust D button to feed
paper forward or press Micro Adjust U
to feed paper backward.
Micro Adjust settings are saved in the
printer’s memory.
The Media Type light indicates
which media you selected with
the Media Type button. When
you print, the printer software
checks the software setting and
this selection to see if they match.
If they do not match, an error
message appears on your screen. If
you do not want to use this
feature or your media is not listed,
select Other/Media Selection
Off.
Cleaning B
Starts the black print head cleaning
cycle if pressed for three seconds. See
“Cleaning the Print Heads” on
page 10.
Cleaning A
Starts the color print head cleaning
cycle if pressed for three seconds. See
“Cleaning the Print Heads” on
page 10.
Media Type
Determines whether the Media Type
setting you selected in the printer
driver matches the type of media
loaded in the printer.
If paper is loaded and the Media Type
lights flash, the paper-release lever is
not in the correct position. Match the
paper-release lever position with the
media type and paper source you are
using.
When all the lights flash, your
printer may have an internal
error.
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Stops printing temporarily. Resumes
printing when pressed again.
Clears the printer buffer if pressed for
five seconds.
When an Ink Out light flashes,
your ink supply is low. Make sure
you have a replacement cartridge.
When the Pause light flashes,
your printer is charging ink,
cleaning the print heads, or
performing another operation.
Plain Paper
360 DPI Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Photo Quality Glossy
Film
Ink Jet Transparencies
Other/Media Selection
Off
LF/FF
When paper is loaded, ejects a sheet of
paper. Feeds continuous paper
backward to the paper-park position.
Ejects banner paper backward. Feeds
continuous or banner paper to the tearoff position when pressed after printing
and Auto tear-off mode is set to off in
default-setting mode.
When an Ink Out light comes on,
you need to replace the ink
cartridge.
Pause
Turns the printer on and off.
When the Paper Out light comes
on, your paper ran out or is
loaded incorrectly, or the paperrelease lever is set to the wrong
position. Load paper, check the
lever position, and then press the
Pause or Load/Eject button to
turn off the light.
When the Paper Out light flashes,
you have a paper jam. Turn off
the printer and gently pull out all
jammed paper and reload the
paper.
Ink Out B Yellow
B Magenta
B Cyan
B Black
Operate P
Note:
The Media Type setting only works when printing from the paper
tray with Windows 95 or Macintosh.
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Testing the Printer
Default Control Panel Settings
You can run a printer self test to determine whether the
problem lies with the printer itself or some other source.
You can change the following “default” settings from the
printer’s control panel:
❏ If the test results are satisfactory, the problem lies in your
computer or its printer port, software settings, or the
interface cable.
❏ If the test pages don’t print correctly, you may have a
problem with your printer.
Follow these steps to test the printer:
1. Load several sheets of paper in the paper tray.
2. Turn off the printer.
Caution:
Use paper that’s at least 8.3 inches (210 mm) wide.
Otherwise the print head will spray ink directly onto
the platen.
3. Hold down the LF/FF button and press the P Operate
button to turn on the printer. Then release both buttons.
This prints the test pages at 360 dpi. (If the test pages don’t
print, turn off the printer. Repeat the button sequence, but
hold down both buttons for several seconds before releasing
them.)
The first page prints on the first and last lines to measure
the page length. The next page contains a nozzle check
pattern and multicolored character samples.
To print test pages at 180 dpi, hold down the Load/Eject
button while turning on the printer instead of LF/FF. The
180-dpi self test prints in black.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while it is printing. To end
the test, always press the Pause button, eject any
loaded paper, then turn off the printer.
Setting
Options
Print direction
Auto, Bi-D, Uni-D
Font
Courier, Roman, Sans Serif, Prestige,
Script, Roman T, Sans Serif H, Draft
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17.1, or 20 cpi, or Proportional
I/F (interface) mode
Auto, Parallel, Serial, Option
Auto I/F (interface) wait
time
10 or 30 seconds
Software (emulation mode)
ESC/P 2, IBM XL24E
Auto CR (IBM XL24E mode
only)
Off, On
AGM (IBM XL24E mode
only)
Off, On
Character table
PC437
International character set
for Italic table
Italic USA
Auto line feed
Off, On
Network I/F (interface)
mode
Off, On
0 slash
0, 0/
Page length for continuous
paper
11, 12, 8.5, or 70/6 inches or Other
Skip over perforation
Off, On
Auto tear off
Off, On
Banner mode
Off, On
Parallel I/F (interface)
transfer rate
Fast, Normal
Changing control panel settings
Note:
The printer’s control panel buttons perform different functions while
the printer is in default-setting mode. Be sure to carefully follow the
instructions your printer prints and don’t try to perform standard
control panel functions until you’ve exited default-setting mode.
4. After the second page prints, press the Pause button to stop
printing.
5. If the printer loaded any additional paper, press Load/Eject
to eject it. Then turn off the printer to end the test.
Follow these steps to change the settings listed above:
1. Load four or more sheets of paper, at least 8.3 inches
(210 mm) wide, into the paper tray, making sure the edge
guides are positioned correctly and the paper-release lever is
set to the singular sheet position.
2. Turn off the printer.
3. While holding down the Media Type button, turn on the
printer to enter default-setting mode. Hold down both
buttons for three seconds, then release them.
The printer loads a sheet of paper and prints an instruction
sheet telling you how to select a language (the default
setting is English).
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4. If you want to print the default-setting instructions in
another language, press the Micro Adjust U button until
the Ink Out B Yellow and Ink Out B Magenta lights on
your control panel indicate the language you want to use.
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
3. Open the ink cartridge packages.
4. Insert the cartridges, foil plug first, arrow on top, into the
slots. Insert cartridges in the following order: yellow,
magenta, cyan, and black. Each cartridge is “keyed” so it can
be inserted into the correct slot. Push each cartridge all the
way into its slot until it meets resistance and the
corresponding ink cartridge light turns off.
Both lights off
Ink Out B Yellow on
and Ink Out B Magenta off
Ink Out B Yellow flashing
and Ink Out B Magenta off
Ink Out B Yellow off
and Ink Out B Magenta on
Both lights on
Ink Out B Yellow flashing
and Ink Out B Magenta on
5. Press the Pause button. The printer prints instructions on
changing the default settings.
6. Follow the instructions on the sheets to change the
necessary settings. Your changes remain in effect until you
change them again. (To exit without changing any settings,
press the Pause button.)
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
7. When you’re finished changing settings, press Load/Eject if
you need to eject any loaded paper. Then turn off the
printer to exit default-setting mode.
5. Close the ink compartment door. The printer begins
charging the advanced ink delivery system.
Charging takes up to 10 minutes, with the Pause light
flashing until it’s finished then the Pause light stays on.
Do not turn off the printer or interrupt this important
process or you’ll use up more ink than necessary.
8. Wait five seconds, then turn on your printer to resume
printing normally.
Installing an Ink Cartridge for the First
Time
Caution:
Never turn off the printer when the Pause light is
flashing. However, if the Pause light is still flashing
after 15 minutes and the printer is not moving or
making noise, you may turn off the printer.
1. Press the P Operate button to turn on the printer. The
Operate light and all four Ink Out lights come on and the
Pause light begins flashing.
6. When the Pause light stops flashing, the ink charging
process is finished. Press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light.
2. Open the ink cartridge compartment by pressing the top of
the ink compartment door. You see four slots for the ink
cartridges.
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Removing and Installing an Ink
Cartridge
Printing in Black Ink With an Empty
Color Cartridge
When an Ink Out B light flashes, the indicated cartridge is low
on ink. This is a good time to make sure you have a new
cartridge. When the light stays on, the cartridge is empty and
you need to replace it.
If a color ink cartridge runs out of ink and its Ink Out B light
comes on, you can still continue printing with black ink. (If
the black ink cartridge runs out of ink, you cannot continue
printing.) However, you will need to resend any print job you
were printing when the color ink ran out. Follow these steps:
If a color ink cartridge runs out of ink, you can continue
printing in black ink. See the following section for
instructions.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Wait five seconds and then turn the printer back on again.
Don’t remove the empty color ink cartridge.
Caution:
For best results, don’t replace an ink cartridge unless
its Ink Out light is flashing or on.
Caution:
If you’re printing on continuous label paper, don’t press Load/Eject;
this feeds the paper backward and may cause labels to tear off
inside the printer.
If you remove an ink cartridge and reinstall it, the
printer cannot correctly determine the level of ink and
the Ink Out light may not come on when the cartridge
runs out of ink.
3. If there is paper in the paper path, press the Load/Eject
button to eject it or to advance continuous paper to the
tear-off edge. Tear off any continuous sheets and press
Load/Eject again to park the continuous paper out of the
path.
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON
cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may
cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranty.
4. Access the printer software in your application as described
in the User’s Guide. Change the Ink setting for your
document to Black and change any other settings as
necessary. Then print the document.
You should replace an ink cartridge only when its Ink Out B
light is flashing or on.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
To switch back to color printing, follow the steps in
“Removing and Installing an Ink Cartridge” to replace the
color ink cartridge. Then turn the printer off and on again to
reset color printing mode. Be sure to set the Ink setting to
Color in your printer software as described in the User’s Guide.
Caution:
Leave the empty cartridge installed in the printer until
you are ready to replace it.
Once you remove an ink cartridge, it becomes
unusable and cannot be reinstalled.
2. Open the ink cartridge compartment by pushing the top of
the ink compartment door. You see four slots for the ink
cartridges.
Using Special Media
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Whether you print on plain paper or special media, you need
to load it according to the guidelines in the table below. You
must also be sure to select the correct Media Type setting in
your printer software and on the printer’s control panel
(Windows 95 and Macintosh only) to match the media you
loaded.
3. Carefully pull the used ink cartridge straight out of the
printer.
4. Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct color;
then remove it from its packaging.
The following table lists the available EPSON media, the
maximum number of sheets to load, and the Media Type
setting to choose.
5. Insert the ink cartridge into the slot foil with the plug end
first and the arrow pointing toward the printer. Push the
cartridge all the way into its slot until it meets resistance.
For complete paper loading instructions for all the printer’s
paper feeders, see the User’s Guide.
The Ink Out B light turns off. If it remains on, pull the ink
cartridge partly out of its slot and reinsert it.
Note:
If the corresponding Media Type option for your paper is not shown in
the Media Type list, change the Print Quality setting in the More
Settings dialog box, select Automatic as the Mode setting, or change
the predefined setting in the Custom Settings list on the Main menu.
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Setting the Thickness Lever
When you load media
with this name . . .
Load a maximum of
this many sheets in
the paper tray . . .
Plain paper (single
sheets)
100 letter size
30 Super A3/B size
30 A2 size
Plain paper (continuous
paper)
(See Chapter 3 of the
User’s Guide for
loading instructions.)
Envelopes
10
Labels (single sheets)
(See Chapter 3 of the
User’s Guide for
loading instructions.
Continuous label paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet
Paper
EPSON Special Coated
Paper for 360 dpi
Printing
EPSON High Quality
Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper
Then select this
Media Type setting
in your printer
software . . .
Be sure to check the thickness lever position if you print on
thick paper such as envelopes or index cards, or if ink smears
on your documents. If ink smears on your documents, set the
thickness lever to the + position regardless of the paper type.
To change the thickness lever position, open the printer cover
and change the setting as shown below.
Plain paper
70 letter size
30 legal size
30 Super A3/B size
30 A2 size
360 dpi Ink Jet
Paper
70 letter size
30 legal size
30 Super A3/B
30 A2 size
Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality
Banner Paper
30 cards1
Envelopes
+
Index cards
+
Transparencies
0
Labels
0
Continuous paper
0
Banner paper
0
Note:
You must print a few lines (for example, a nozzle check) after each
print head cleaning in order to reset the cleaning cycle.
(See Chapter 3 of the
User’s Guide for
loading instructions.)
Cleaning the print heads uses ink, so clean them only if print
quality declines. There are two ways to clean the print heads:
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Paper (use with
support sheet)
20 letter size
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Film (use with
support sheet)
30 letter size
1 A2 size
EPSON High Quality
Glossy Paper (use with
support sheet)
30 letter size
1 A2 size
EPSON Iron-On
Transfer Paper2
1 sheet
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies (use
with support sheet)
30 letter size
Ink Jet
Transparencies
EPSON Ink Jet Back
Light Film
1 sheet
Ink Jet Back Light
Film
EPSON Ink Jet Canvas
Cloth
(See Chapter 3 of the
User’s Guide for
loading instructions.)
Ink Jet Canvas Cloth
❏ The Head Cleaning utility in your printer software
Photo Quality
Glossy Paper
❏ The printer’s control panel buttons.
Use either method when the printer is connected directly to
the computer. Use the control panel when you are using DOS
or the printer is connected via an optional interface card.
Photo Quality
Glossy Film
Note:
If any Ink Out lights are flashing or on, you need to replace the ink
cartridge instead.
1
Load with the short edge leading into the feeder.
2
Turn on the Flip Horizontal option to reverse your image before
you print it—especially if it includes text—so the image will appear
correctly when it’s transferred.
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If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are
missing from the image, you may need to clean the print
heads. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink
properly.
EPSON 720 dpi Index
Cards
EPSON Photo Quality
Self Adhesive Sheets
Lever position
Standard paper (single sheet)
Cleaning the Print Heads
EPSON Special Coated
Paper for 720 dpi
Printing
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Cards
Paper type
If you were printing when you started cleaning the print heads, the
Pause light may still be on. Press the Pause button to turn off the
light and resume printing.
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the utility from a Windows
computer or a Macintosh:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing.
2. Make sure all the Ink Out B lights are off.
3. Access the Main printer settings dialog box.
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4. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look
something like this, with the lower pattern colored cyan,
magenta, and yellow:
5. Click the Head Cleaning icon.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
heads. You can clean the black or color print head
separately, or you can clean both. Cleaning each head takes
up to three minutes, during which the printer makes some
noise and the Operate and Pause lights flash.
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Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the Pause light is
flashing.
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout
looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing, clean the
print heads again, as explained in the previous sections.
If, however, the Pause light flashes for more than five
minutes after the printer has stopped moving or
making any noise, you may turn off the printer.
When the lights stops flashing, you need to run a nozzle
check to test the print quality and reset the cleaning cycle.
Aligning the Print Heads
7. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern (Windows) or Confirmation
(Macintosh), and then click Next.
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print heads.
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.
Using the Print Head Alignment Utility
Using the Control Panel
If you’re using Windows or a Macintosh, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Make sure all the Ink Out B lights are off.
2. Load several sheets of paper, at least 8.3 inches (210 mm)
wide, into the paper tray, making sure the edge guides are
positioned correctly and the paper-release lever is set to the
singular sheet position.
3. To clean the black print head, press the B Cleaning button
for three seconds.
To clean the color print head, press the A Cleaning
button for three seconds.
3. Access the Main printer settings dialog box.
4. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
Cleaning each head takes up to three minutes, during which
the printer makes some noise and the Operate and Pause
lights flash.
5. Click the Print Head Alignment icon.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to print an alignment
test page and select the correct alignment.
4. After the cleaning cycle is complete and the Pause light
stays on without flashing, you can repeat step 3 to clean the
other print head, if you wish. Then you need to run a nozzle
check to test the print quality and reset the cleaning cycle.
Using the DOS Utility
5. Access the Main printer settings dialog box.
Before you can align the print heads, you need to install the
DOS alignment utility. Follow these steps:
6. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button
(Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.
1. Make sure your computer and printer are turned on.
7. Click the Nozzle Check icon, then click Next. See the next
section for instructions on examining the nozzle check
pattern.
2. Load several sheets of paper, at least 8.3 inches (210 mm)
wide, into the paper tray, making sure the edge guides are
positioned correctly and the paper-release lever is set to the
singular sheet position.
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.
3. Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM or diskette
into a drive.
4. At the DOS prompt, type D:\SETUP (where D is the drive
letter of your drive) and press Enter.
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5. You see an installation instruction screen. Follow the
instructions on the screen to install the utility on your
computer’s hard disk drive.
Transporting the Printer
Caution:
If you don’t follow the procedures in this section, ink
will leak when you transport the printer.
6. Once the utility is installed, log onto the directory you
specified for the utility. Then type EPCALIB and press
Enter to start the program.
However, if you are moving your printer a short
distance, for example, from one table to another, you
don’t need to remove the ink cartridges. Be sure to
keep the printer level when you move it.
Note:
You can use a mouse with the utility if you have a DOS mouse driver
installed.
If you want to ship your printer, you need to prepare it for
transportation and repack it in the original box. Follow these
steps:
7. You see the EPSON Print Head Alignment Utility main
screen. Make sure your printer is listed on the screen and
select Next.
1. Turn on the printer.
8. Follow the instructions on the utility screens to align your
print heads.
2. Remove all four of the ink cartridges and store them in
separate plastic bags.
Using the Control Panel
3. Close the ink compartment door.
1. Load several sheets of paper, at least 8.3 inches (210 mm)
wide, into the paper tray, making sure the edge guides are
positioned correctly and the paper-release lever is set to the
singular sheet position.
4. Turn off the printer and make sure the print heads are in
the home (far right) position. If they are not, turn the
printer back on, wait until they stop moving and are in the
home position, then turn off the printer.
2. Turn off your printer.
5. Wait until the printer stops making noise and all the lights
stop flashing, then unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet and disconnect the interface cable from the
printer.
3. Hold down the Pause button and turn on the printer to
turn on print head alignment mode. Be sure to hold down
both buttons for three seconds before releasing them.
6. Remove the paper from all the feeders.
The printer loads a sheet of paper and prints an instruction
sheet telling you how to select a language (the default
setting is English).
7. Remove the edge guides and banner paper cover.
8. Remove the paper tray and paper tray cover.
9. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with it. See the
Notice Sheet that was packed with the printer.
4. If you want to print the instructions in another language,
press the Micro Adjust U button until the Ink Out B
Yellow and Ink Out B Magenta lights on your control
panel indicate the language you want to use.
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
Be sure to keep the printer level in an upright position as you
transport it.
Both lights off
Ink Out B Yellow on
and Ink Out B Magenta off
Ink Out B Yellow flashing
and Ink Out B Magenta off
Ink Out B Yellow off
and Ink Out B Magenta on
If you reinstall the cartridges that were removed in step 2, the
ink sensor will not correctly indicate the amount of ink in the
cartridges. You may run out of ink before the Ink Out lights
comes on. If you want the ink sensor to work properly, you
need to install new ink cartridges. See page 9 for instructions.
Both lights on
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5. Press the Pause button. The printer prints instructions on
aligning the print heads using the control panel.
6. Follow the instructions on the sheet. When the print heads
are aligned, turn off the printer to exit print head alignment
mode.
7. After five seconds, turn on the printer to resume printing.
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