Epson STYLUS COLOR 580 Specifications

EPSON Stylus Color 580
Media
paper support
sheet feeder
printer cover
left edge
guide
output tray
Media name
Size
Part number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Letter
A4
S041060
S041059
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper Letter
A4
S041111
S041117
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
Legal
S041062
S041161
S041067
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Paper
Letter
A4
S041124
S041126
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
Letter
A4
A6
S041072
S041071
S041107
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter
A4
4 × 6 inches
Panoramic
S041141
S041140
S041134
S041145
ink cartridge clamps
ink cartridge holders
(do not remove)
Part number
T013201 (U.S.) or T013311 (Canada and Latin America)
Color
T014201 (U.S.) or T014311 (Canada and Latin America)
S041064
A6
S041054
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Note
Cards
A6 (4.1 x 5.8
inches)
S041147
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting
Cards
4.75 x 7 inches
(folded)
S041267
EPSON Photo Stickers Kit
(CD-ROM and paper)
EPSON Photo Stickers
(refill, paper only)
A6, 16 frames per
sheet
A6, 16 frames per
sheet
S041144-KIT
S041144
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Letter
Paper
S041153/
S041155
EPSON Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
Letter
S041257
The availability of paper types varies by location.
Ink Cartridges
Black
Letter
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Cards
The Media Type setting for your paper may not be the
same name as your paper.
Accessories
Cartridge
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Printer Specifications
Printing
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Black
Color
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48 nozzles
45 nozzles
(15 each: cyan, magenta, yellow)
Resolution
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code
ESC/P® Raster, EPSON Remote
Input buffer
16KB
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Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Thickness
Weight
Single sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half letter (statement, 5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
Plain bond paper and special ink jet
papers distributed by EPSON
0.003 to 0.004 inch
(0.08 to 0.11 mm)
for plain bond
paper
17 to 24 lb
(64 to 90 g/m2 )
for plain bond
paper
Transparencies, glossy
film, glossy paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm), glossy film only
Transparencies, glossy paper, and
glossy film distributed by EPSON
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Matte Paper - Heavyweight Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Matte paper distributed by EPSON
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Self-adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self adhesive sheets distributed by
EPSON
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Envelopes
No. 10, 4.1 × 9.5 inches (104 × 241 mm)
DL, 4.3 × 8.7 inches (110 × 220 mm)
C6, 4.4 × 6.4 inches (114 × 162 mm)
132 × 220 mm (5.2 × 8.7 inches)
Plain bond paper or air mail paper
0.006 to 0.02 inch
(0.16 to 0.52 mm)
12 to 20 lb
(45 to 75 g/m2 )
Ink jet cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Ink jet cards distributed by EPSON
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Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm)
Panoramic (210 × 594 mm)
Photo paper distributed by EPSON
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—
Photo Stickers
A6 (105 × 148 mm), 16 frames/sheet
Photo stickers distributed by EPSON
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—
Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Transfer paper distributed by EPSON
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Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first,
except for envelopes. Load envelopes flap edge first with
the flap side down
Printable area
A
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.
B-L
B-R
B-L
B-R
C
envelopes
C
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.
single sheets/index cards
A:
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm).
B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B-R: The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.55 inch (14.0 mm).
*
You can extend the minimum bottom margin to 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
by selecting Maximum as the Printable Area setting. However,
print quality may decline in the expanded area. Before printing
large jobs, print a single sheet to confirm print quality.
Do not load curled or folded paper.
Use papers under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Store printouts on EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film and
Self Adhesive Sheets under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
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Mechanical
.
A
L&R
Paper feed
method
Friction
Paper path
Sheet feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
100 sheets of 17 lb (65 g/m 2) paper
Dimensions
C
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper *
(dotted lines indicate perforations)
A:
The maximum top margin is 0.67 inch (17.0 mm).
L & R: The maximum left and right margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
The minimum left and right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
C:
The maximum bottom margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
*
Color(s)
Black
Printing
Width: 17 inches (431 mm)
Depth: 18.7 inches (476 mm)
Height: 10.7 inches (271 mm)
7.1 lb (3.2 kg) without the ink cartridges
Electrical
Specification
Ink Cartridges
Black ink cartridge
(T013201 (U.S.) or
T013311 (Canada and
Latin America)
Width: 17 inches (431 mm)
Depth: 8.3 inches (210 mm)
Height: 6.3 inches (160 mm)
Weight
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper is 4.5 × 6.9 inches
(114.3 × 175.3 mm), including the perforated margins. The
printable area is 4 × 6 inches (101.6 × 152.4 mm).
Specification
Storage
Color ink cartridge
(T014201 (U.S.) or
T014311 (Canada and
Latin America)
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Print capacity* 270 pages comparable with 150 pages, 5% each CMY
3.5% ECMA (ISO 10561) at (total 15%) in calculation
360 dpi
190 pages, 5% in
calculation
120 V Model
220−240 V Model
Input voltage range*
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range 49.5 to 60.5 Hz
50 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.4 A
0.2 A
Power consumption
Approx. 20 W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 4.5 W in standby mode
* Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
Cartridge life
2 yr. from production date (if unopened)
(within 6 mo. after opening package, at 77 °F [25 °C])
Environmental
Storage
temperature
−4 to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C) 1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Temperature
Transit
temperature
−22 to 140 °F (−30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Freezing
−0.4 to –5.8 °F (−18 to –21 °C)
temperature**
Dimensions
0.8 × 2.1 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
19.8 × 52.7 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
1.7 × 2.1 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
42.9 × 52.7 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
Operation
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage*
−4
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operation
20 to 80% RH
Storage
5 to 85% RH
*
* The figure given is based on continuous printing after ink
replacement. The actual print capacity may vary, depending on
how often you turn on the printer and how often you clean the
print head.
*Stored in shipping container
Safety Approvals
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has
expired.
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Setting Up the Printer the First Time
Install the Software and Ink
Cartridges
Connect the Printer and Computer
Before handling your ink cartridges, be sure to read and follow
these ink cartridge precautions:
1. Make sure the printer is unplugged and your computer is
turned off.
2. Connect the
printer’s USB port.
Install both ink cartridges, and leave them installed for all
types of printing, or the printer won’t work.
square end of the USB cable to your
Remove the yellow tape seal from the top of the ink
cartridges or you’ll permanently damage them. Don’t
remove the clear seals on the bottom or ink will leak out.
3. Connect the
flat end of the cable to your
computer’s USB port or a first tier USB hub port.
The ink cartridges packed with your printer are for initial
installation only.
If you’re using a USB hub, connect the printer to the first
tier of the hub. If the printer doesn’t work there, connect it
directly to a USB port on your computer.
Don’t move the ink cartridge holders by hand or you’ll
damage the printer.
Turn On Your Computer
Don’t open an ink cartridge clamp to remove a cartridge
except to replace it with a new one. Once you remove a
cartridge, you can’t reuse it, even if it contains ink.
Turn on your computer first and wait until you see your
desktop icons. (With Windows 2000, log on as necessary.)
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do
not drink the ink. If ink gets on your skin, wash the area
thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes,
flush them immediately with water.
Plug In the Printer
Plug the printer’s power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
The printer is now powered on. It moves its print head and
makes some noise.
If you exit the Setup Utility before set up is complete,
you’ll need to install your ink cartridges through EPSON
Status Monitor 3 (Windows) or StatusMonitor
(Macintosh).
Don’t use an outlet controlled by a wall switch or timer,
or one on the same circuit as a large appliance, to avoid
damaging the printer’s power supply.
Windows: Double-click the
Status Monitor 3
icon on your Windows task bar. Click the How to button
and follow the on-screen instructions.
Load Paper
Set paper carefully in the slot in the top of the printer; don’t
push it deeper into the slot. Slide the left edge guide against
the paper.
Load paper only
up to this arrow
Macintosh: For instructions, see “Replacing a Low or
Empty Ink Cartridge” on page 7.
Locate the CD-ROM that came with your printer
and carefully follow the instructions here for your operating
system.
Slide paper against
the right edge
Windows
1. When you see this screen, click Cancel. You can’t install
your printer software that way. (This screen may appear
later in the installation process.)
If you don’t see a screen like this, unplug the USB
connector from your computer and reconnect it.
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Macintosh
2. Insert your printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or
DVD drive.
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or
DVD drive.
3. Double-click the My Computer icon on your screen.
2. Double-click the EPSON English icon in the CD-ROM
or DVD folder. (If your folder doesn’t open automatically,
double-click the EPSON CD-ROM or DVD icon on your
desktop.)
4. Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM or DVD icon.
5. Double-click the EPSON icon to start the installer. (Don’t
select any other icon in the folder.)
6. Select English.
3. Read the license agreement, and click Agree.
7. Read the license agreement and click Agree. You see the
Main Menu.
4. Click Continue. You see the Installer screen.
5. Click Install, then follow the on-screen instructions to
install your printer driver, select a default paper size, and
restart your computer. Leave in your CD-ROM.
6. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
7. Click the SC 580 icon, then click your USB port icon.
Turn on background printing, if you want.
8. Close the Chooser.
9. Double-click the EPSON English icon in the CD-ROM
folder. (If your CD-ROM folder didn’t open automatically,
double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon on your desktop.)
10. After a few moments, you see the Setup Utility that walks
you through installing the ink cartridges. Click Next at the
first screen, then follow the on-screen instructions to install
the ink cartridges.
8. Click Install Printer Driver. You see the printer driver
installation screen.
9. Make sure your model is highlighted, then click OK. The
installer copies files to your computer and displays a series of
windows on your screen.
11. When setup is complete, click OK. You see the Main
Menu.
10. After a few moments, you see the Setup Utility that walks
you through installing the ink cartridges. Click Next at the
first screen, then follow the on-screen instructions to install
the ink cartridges.
11. When setup is complete, click OK.
12. You see the EPSON Product Registration screen. Make sure
English is selected, then follow the on-screen instructions
to register your printer. At the last screen, click Done.
13. At the Main Menu, click Exit and restart your computer.
Leave your CD-ROM in the drive.
12. Click Register Your EPSON Printer. You see the
EPSON Product Registration screen. Follow the on-screen
instructions to register your printer. At the last screen, click
Quit. Leave your CD-ROM in the drive.
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❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position correctly, as shown below.
Printing on Special Media
cut corner
Whether you print on plain paper or special media, you need
to select the Media Type setting according to the guidelines in
the table below.
For this paper name...
Select this Media Type
setting
Plain paper and envelopes
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
(inside surface)
Plain paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
❏ You can load the following number of sheets of EPSON
special media:
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Note Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
(outside surface)
Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Stickers
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
For this paper name...
Load this number of
sheets
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Up to 30 sheets
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Note Cards
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Up to 30 cards with the
included support sheet
beneath the stack
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
One sheet at a time
EPSON Photo Paper
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
EPSON Photo Stickers
Additional Media Loading Guidelines
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
❏ Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
One sheet at a time with
the included support sheet
or a piece of plain paper
beneath the special paper
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
❏ You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
When your ink levels are low, Status Monitor 3 (Windows) or
StatusMonitor (Macintosh) displays a message on your screen.
When you see the message, it’s a good time to make sure you
have a new cartridge or replace it right away.
❏ In addition to the Media Type setting, remember to select
the correct Paper Size for your media in the printer
software.
When an ink cartridge is empty, Status Monitor 3 (Windows)
or StatusMonitor (Macintosh) displays another message and
you must replace the cartridge to resume printing.
❏ If the special media has protective sheets between each sheet
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
You may also need to replace an ink cartridge if it’s more than
six months old and your printouts don’t look as good as they
used to. If print quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and
aligning the print head, you can replace one or both
cartridges.
❏ If any paper you buy comes with a cleaning sheet, don’t use
the cleaning sheet with this printer; it may jam inside the
printer.
You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty or not
installed. Leave the empty cartridge installed in the
printer until you have obtained a replacement. Otherwise
the ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.
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Before you begin, make sure you have a new ink cartridge and
have read the ink cartridge precautions. Once you start the ink
cartridge replacement procedure, you must complete all the
steps in one session.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
❏ Black ink cartridge: T013201 (U.S.)
T013311 (Canada and Latin America)
1. Click the How to button.
❏ Color ink cartridge: T014201 (U.S.)
T014311 (Canada and Latin America)
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to replace the ink
cartridge.
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.
3. After you’ve installed the cartridge, the printer begins
charging ink for a few minutes. Wait until you see a message
telling you that charging is complete before resuming
printing.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call
EPSON at (800) 873-7766. You can also visit the EPSON
Store™ at www.epson.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please
call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Never unplug the printer while it’s charging ink.
Before you replace a cartridge, be sure to read the precautions
on page 4.
Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge
If you need to replace an ink cartridge before you see a Status
Monitor 3 (Windows) or StatusMonitor (Macintosh)
message, follow the steps here to use the Ink Cartridge
Replacement utility. Before you begin, make sure you’ve read
the ink cartridge precautions on page 4.
To replace a cartridge when you see a Status Monitor 3
(Windows) or StatusMonitor (Macintosh) message, or see
“Replacing a Low or Empty Ink Cartridge” on page 7.
Replacing a Low or Empty Ink Cartridge
For Windows, you can only access the Ink Cartridge
Replacement utility from the Windows Printers utility, as
described in the steps below. You can’t run the utility from
within a Windows application.
When Status Monitor 3 (Windows) or StatusMonitor
(Macintosh) indicates that ink levels are low or you’re out of
ink, you see one of these windows (The screens here are for
Windows. The screens for Macintosh vary slightly but the
instructions are the same.):
1.Make sure the printer is plugged in but not printing.
2. Windows: Click Start, point to Settings, then select
Printers.
Ink low
Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 580 icon and
click Properties from the menu that appears.
Macintosh: Access the printer settings dialog box as
described on page 11.
3. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the
Utility button
(Macintosh), then click the Ink Cartridge
Replacement button.
Ink out
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to replace the
ink cartridge.
5. After you’ve installed the cartridge, the printer begins
charging ink for several minutes. Wait until you see
a message telling you that charging is complete before
resuming printing.
Never unplug the printer while it’s charging ink.
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4. Examine the nozzle check
pattern you print.
Cleaning the Print Head
Each staggered horizontal and
straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the
dot pattern. If your printout
looks okay, click Finish.
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots or
lines are missing from the image, you may need to clean the
print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink
properly.
You can check to see if any nozzles are clogged by running the
Nozzle Check utility. Then, if you need to clean the print
heads, you can do so from the utility. See the next section for
instructions.
If any dots are missing, as
shown here, click Clean and
follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head
again. (The actual test prints the lower pattern in color.)
If you don’t want to check the nozzles first, you can run the
Head Cleaning utility to clean the print head, as described on
page 8.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four
times, check the solutions in “Problems Getting Good Print
Quality” on page 35. 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.
Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print
quality declines.
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the
print quality can decline. It’s a good idea to plug in your
printer at least once a month to maintain good print
quality.
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps for your operating system to run the Head
Cleaning utility:
If any paper you buy comes with a cleaning sheet, don’t use
the cleaning sheet with your printer; it may jam inside the
printer.
1. Make sure the printer is plugged in but not printing.
2. Windows: Right-click the
Status Monitor 3 icon on
your Windows taskbar, then select Head Cleaning in the
menu that appears.
Printing a Nozzle Check
Follow these steps for your operating system to run the Nozzle
Check utility:
To right-click, place your cursor on the
icon and click the right mouse button.
1. Make sure the printer is plugged in but not printing.
Status Monitor 3
Macintosh: Access the printer settings dialog box as
described in your Printer Basics book. Click the
Utility
button, then click the Head Cleaning button.
Or, if you have an application running, you can also
run the utility by accessing the printer settings dialog box as
described in your Printer Basics book. Click the Utility tab,
then click the Nozzle Check button.
3. Click Start (Windows) or Next (Macintosh) to start
cleaning. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which
the print head moves and the printer makes some noise.
Macintosh: Access the printer settings dialog box as
described in your Printer Basics book. Click the
Utility
button, then click the Nozzle Check button.
Never unplug the printer while it’s cleaning the print
head.
3. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
Click Print (Windows) or Next (Macintosh) to print a
nozzle check pattern.
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Status Monitor 3
Or, if you have an application running, you can also run the
utility by accessing the printer settings dialog box as
described in your Printer Basics book. Click the Utility tab,
then click the Head Cleaning button.
2. Windows: Right-click the
Status Monitor 3 icon on
your Windows taskbar, then select Nozzle Check in the
menu that appears.
To right-click, place your cursor on the
icon and click the right mouse button.
missing
dots
4. When cleaning is finished, run a nozzle check to confirm
the print head nozzles are clean. Click Print Nozzle
Check Pattern.
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3. Click Next to print an alignment page. You see this
window:
5. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer
and click Print Nozzle Check Pattern (Windows) or
Confirmation (Macintosh). Then follow the instructions
on the screen.
6. See page 8 for details on examining the nozzle check
pattern. If the nozzle check pattern isn’t missing any dots,
click Finish.
If any dots are missing, click Clean and follow the
instructions on the screen to clean the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four
times, check the solutions in your Printer Basics book. You can
also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this allows any
dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the print head
again.
4. On the printed page, select the pattern that shows the two
vertical lines most precisely printed on top of each other.
Select one pattern each for rows 1, 2, and 3. Then enter the
number of the best pattern for each row in the
corresponding boxes on the screen and click Finish.
Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts contain jagged characters or misaligned
vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. Your
printer must be connected directly to your computer, not
connected over a network, to use the Print Head Alignment
utility. Follow these steps for your operating system:
If there isn’t a precisely aligned pattern, enter the numbers
of the best aligned patterns in each row and click
Realignment. Another alignment page prints with your
selections printed as patterns numbered 8. Repeat step 4 to
select a more precise pattern for each row.
1. Make sure the printer is plugged in but not printing, and
letter-size or larger paper is loaded.
For the best results, load EPSON ink jet paper in the
printer whenever you check the print head alignment.
Don’t use plain, recycled, or photocopier paper.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year. Follow these steps:
2. Windows: Right-click the
Status Monitor 3 icon on
your Windows taskbar, then select Print Head
Alignment in the menu that appears.
To right-click, place your cursor on the
icon and click the right mouse button.
1. Unplug the printer’s power cord and disconnect the printer
cable.
Status Monitor 3
2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
Or, if you have an application running, you can also run the
utility by accessing the printer settings dialog box as
described in your Printer Basics book. Click the Utility tab,
then click the Print Head Alignment button.
3. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
Macintosh: Access the printer settings dialog box as
described in your Printer Basics book. Click the
Utility
button, then click the Print Head Alignment button.
Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or alcohol or thinner
for cleaning; they can damage the printer components
and case.
4. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp
cloth.
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
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
media; they may jam inside the printer.
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Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
Follow these steps:
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting the printer. Be sure to
remove the tape used in step 4 after installing the
printer in its new location.
1. Plug in the printer, wait until the print head locks in the far
right position, then unplug the printer.
2. Disconnect the printer cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from
the printer and remove
the paper support.
Tape the ink cartridge
holder to the printer case
4. Open the printer cover.
Secure the ink cartridge
holder to the printer with
tape as shown, then close
the printer cover.
5. Repack the printer and
attachments in the original box using the protective
materials that came with it.
Be sure to keep the printer level as you transport it. After
transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the print
head and then print a document to test the output.
Related Documentation
SM-SC480\580
EPSON Stylus Color 480SX\580 Service
Manual
PL-SC580
EPSON Stylus Color 580 Parts Price List
CPD-10843
EPSON Stylus Color 580 Printer Basics
CPD-10844
EPSON Stylus Color 580 Start Here
(English)
CPD-10845
EPSON Stylus Color 580 Avant tout
(French)
CPD-10846
EPSON Stylus Color 580 CD-ROM
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