Epson SC-T3000 User`s guide

Epson SureColor
T7000
T5000
T3000
®
User’s Guide
®
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CPD-38239R2
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Contents
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
When choosing a place for this product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
When setting up this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
When using this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
When handling the ink cartridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Warnings, Cautions, Important and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Illustrations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Printer Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Front section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Roll paper adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Screen View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
High Productivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
High Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Ease-of-Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Notes on Usage and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Installation space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Notes when using the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Notes when not using the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Notes on handling ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Notes on handling paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Using the Supplied Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Contents of the Software CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Summary of the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Chapter 2 Basic Operations
Loading and Removing the Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Loading Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Cutting the roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Removing the roll paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Loading and Removing Cut Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Loading Cut Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
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Removing Cut Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Loading and Removing Poster Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Loading Poster Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Removing Poster Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Viewing and Changing Media Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Checking Media Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Adjusting Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Replacing Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Using the Paper Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit (SureColor T7000 Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Attaching the Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Removing Paper from the Auto Take-up Reel Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Basic Printing Methods (Windows) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Roll Paper Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Cut Sheets Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Turning Off the Power Using Power Off Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Canceling from the computer (Windows). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Canceling from the computer (Mac OS X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Canceling on the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Chapter 3 Using the Optional Hard Disk Unit
The Purpose of the Hard Disk Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Saving Print Jobs to the Hard Disk Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Viewing and Printing Saved Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Chapter 4 More Ways to Print
Enlargements and Horizontal and Vertical Banners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Fitting Documents to the Width of the Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Choosing a Print Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Fitting Documents to the Output Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Printing at Non-Standard Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Printing CAD Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Borderless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Types of Borderless Printing Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Supported Media Sizes for Borderless Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
About Roll Paper Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Setting Procedures for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
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Correct Color and Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Mac OS X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Multi-Page/Poster Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Folded Double-Side (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
N-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Poster (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Printing Multiple Documents (the Layout Manager)
(Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Setting Procedures for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Saving and Recalling Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Chapter 5 Color Management Printing
About Color Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Color Management Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Setting color management with the applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Setting color management with the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Setting profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Setting Color Management with the Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Setting Color Management with the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Color management printing by Host ICM (Windows). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Color management printing by ColorSync (Mac OS X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Color management printing by Driver ICM (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Chapter 6 Tips for Using the Printer Driver (Windows)
Displaying the Settings Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
From the Printer icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Displaying Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Click the Help Button to Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Right-click on the item you want to check and display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Customizing the Printer Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Saving various settings as your Select Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Adding Media Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Rearranging display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Overview of the Utility Tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Uninstalling the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
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Chapter 7 Tips for Using the Printer Driver (Mac OS X)
Displaying the Settings Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Displaying Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Using Epson Printer Utility 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Starting Epson Printer Utility 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Epson Printer Utility 4 Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Uninstalling the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Removing EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Chapter 8 Using the Control Panel Menu
Menu Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Menu Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Print Queues menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Paper menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Maintenance menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Enlarged Copy menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Chapter 9 Maintenance
Adjusting the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Checking for clogged nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Cleaning the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head Alignment). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Replacing Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Replacing Maintenance Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Replacing the Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Cleaning the outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Cleaning the inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Chapter 10 Problem Solver
What to Do When a Message Is Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
When a Maintenance Call/Service Call Occurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
You cannot print (because the printer does not work) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
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The prints are not what you expected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Feeding or ejecting problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Appendix A Options and Information
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Supported Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Epson Special Media Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Usable Commercially Available Paper Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Before printing on non-Epson media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Notes When Moving or Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Before Moving or Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Notes on Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
After Moving or Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Specifications Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Standards and Approvals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
For United States Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
For Canadian Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Appendix B Where To Get Help
Contacting Epson Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Appendix C Software License Terms
Open Source Software Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Bonjour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Other Software Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Info-ZIP copyright and license . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before using the printer. Also be sure to follow all warnings
and instructions marked on the printer.
When choosing a place for this product
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Place this product on a flat, stable surface that is larger than this product. This product
will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
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Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep it away
from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
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Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
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Keep this product away from dusty areas.
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Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
When setting up this product
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Do not block or cover the openings in this product’s cabinet.
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Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on this product.
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This product’s power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment
may result in fire or electric shock.
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Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the
same circuit as copiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
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Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or automatic timers.
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Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the product’s label.
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Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of another cord may result
in fire or electric shock.
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Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
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If you use an extension cord with this product, 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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Do not attempt to service this product yourself.
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Unplug this product and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions: The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the
product; the product has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; the product does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
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If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. If
there are fuses in the plug, make sure you replace them with fuses of the correct size
and rating.
When using this product
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Do not put your hand inside this product or touch the ink cartridges while printing.
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Do not move the print heads by hand; otherwise you may damage this product.
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Always turn the product off using the Power button on the control panel. When this
button is pressed, the Power light flashes briefly then goes off. Do not unplug the power
cord or turn off the product until the Power light stops flashing.
When handling the ink cartridges
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Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
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If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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Before installing the new ink cartridge in the printer, shake it gently for about five
seconds.
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Use the ink cartridge before the date printed on its package.
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Use up the ink cartridge within a year of installation for best results.
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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 IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation
and printing.
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The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge-related information, such
as the ink cartridge status, so that the cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely.
However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some ink is consumed because the printer
automatically performs a reliability check.
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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 this product. 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 supply port
or surrounding area.
The lithium batteries in this product contain Perchlorate Material - special handling may
apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
Warnings, Cautions, Important and Notes
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Warning:
Warnings must be followed to avoid serious bodily injury.
Caution:
Cautions must be followed to avoid damage to this
product or bodily injury.
Important:
Important must be followed to avoid damage to this
product.
Note:
Notes contain useful or additional information on the
operation of this product.
Illustrations
Unless otherwise noted, the illustrations in this documentation show the SureColor T7000.
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Printer Parts
Front section
1
Printer cover
Open this cover when cleaning the printer or clearing jams.
2
Poster board support
Raise this support so that you can place the media on it when printing on poster board. The
support ensures that poster board feeds smoothly.
See “Loading and Removing Poster Board” on page 47.
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3
Maintenance box covers
Open these covers when replacing the Maintenance Box.
Some models have only the right cover.
See “Replacing Maintenance Boxes” on page 195.
4
Paper basket
Output from the printer collects in this basket, keeping the media clean and free of creases.
It can hold up to 20 sheets of plain paper printed in line drawing mode.
The stand (24”) for the SureColor T3000 comes with a paper basket.
See “Using the Paper Basket” on page 58.
5
Casters
There are two casters on each leg. The casters are normally kept locked once the printer is
in place.
6
Stack guides
Select a guide according to the size of the media output to the paper basket.
See “Using the Paper Basket” on page 58.
7
Stack guide switch lever
Use to choose a stack guide.
8
Cartridge cover
Open when replacing ink cartridges.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 193.
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Ink cartridges
Install all ink cartridges into each slot.
10
AC inlet
Connect the supplied power cable here.
11
Option port
Use when connecting the optional auto take-up reel unit.
See “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit (SureColor T7000 Only)” on page 61.
12
LAN port
Connects the LAN cable.
13
Data light
The network connection status and data reception are indicated by a lit or flashing light.
On
: Connected.
Flashing : Receiving data.
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Status light
The color indicates the network transmission speed.
Off
: 10Base-T
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Red
: 100Base-T
Green
: 1000Base-T
USB port
Connect the USB cable here.
16
Control panel
See “Using the Control Panel” on page 62.
17
Alert lamp
This lamp lights or flashes when an error occurs.
Lights or : An error has occurred. How the lamp lights or flashes varies with the type of error.
flashes
The control panel displays a description of the error.
Off
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: No error.
Roll rest
When loading roll paper, place it on this rest and attach the roll paper adapters.
See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32.
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Adapter guides
Guides for attaching roll paper. Move the roll along these guides to attach it to the adapter
holder.
See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32.
20
Roll lock lever
A lever that locks roll paper in place after the roll is attached to the adapter holder.
21
Adapter holder
The roll paper adapter is placed in this holder after the roll paper is attached.
22
Paper slot
The slot through which roll paper and single sheets are fed during printing.
Feed single sheets one at a time.
23
Print head
Fires ink via high density nozzles while moving left and right to print.
24
Roll paper cover
Cover to protect the roll paper. Except when loading or removing roll paper, it should be
closed when using the printer.
25
Paper eject guide
Guides paper output from the printer smoothly into the paper basket.
Roll paper adapter
Use the supplied roll paper adapter when loading roll paper onto the printer.
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See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32.
1
Adapter lock lever
Lift to unlock, lower to lock. Unlock when attaching roll paper to the adapter, lock once the
roll is attached.
2
Size lever
Position according to the size of the roll core.
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Control panel
1
P button (Power button)
Turns the power on and off.
2
P light (Power light)
The printer’s operational status is indicated by a lit or flashing light.
On
: The power is on.
Flashing : The printer is receiving data or cleaning the print head or performing other
operations in the course of being shut down.
Off
3
: The power is off.
( button (Load/Remove Paper button)
Pressing this button displays the Load/Remove Paper menu. Instructions for loading or
removing the paper can be displayed by highlighting either Remove Paper or the type of
paper currently loaded and then pressing the OK button. Follow the on-screen instructions
to load or remove the paper.
4
Screen
Displays the printer’s status, menus, error messages, and so on.
See “Screen View” on page 17.
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5
Menu button
Displays the menu for the tab currently selected in the display.
See “Using the Control Panel Menu” on page 164.
6
y button (Back button)
If menus are displayed, pressing this button takes you up one level in the menu hierarchy.
See “Menu Operations” on page 164.
7
l/r buttons (Left/Right buttons)
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Use these buttons to select tabs. The selected tab is highlighted and the content of the
info display area updated for the selected tab.
See “Screen View” on page 17.
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If menus are displayed, these buttons can be used to position the cursor or to delete
characters when entering text for items such as Setting Name or IP Address.
u/d buttons (Up/Down buttons)
When menus are displayed, these buttons can be used to highlight items or options.
See “Menu Operations” on page 164.
9
Z button
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Displays the menu for the tab currently selected in the display. (This button cannot be
used to display menus when the + is selected.)
See “Using the Control Panel Menu” on page 164.
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When menus are displayed and an item is highlighted, pressing this button displays the
sub-menu for the highlighted item.
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If pressed while a parameter is selected from the Menu, the parameter is set or
executed.
10
button (Help button)
Except when printing is in progress, pressing this button displays the Help menu. Highlight an
item and press the OK button to view help for the highlighted item.
11
" button (Maintenance button)
Displays the Maintenance menu, which is used for nozzle checks and head cleaning.
See “Adjusting the Print Head” on page 184.
12
W button (Pause/Cancel button)
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The printer enters pause status if this is pressed while printing. To release the pause status,
press the W button again, or select Pause Cancel on the screen and then press the OK
button. To cancel print jobs being processed, select Job Cancel on the screen and then
press the OK button.
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Pressing this button while a menu or help is displayed closes the menu or help and returns
the printer to ready status.
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) button (Feed/Cut Media button)
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This button is used with roll paper only. If the printer is loaded with cut sheets or poster
board, pressing this button will have no effect.
O
It is used to manually cut roll paper using the built-in cutter.
See “Manual cut method” on page 39.
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If printing is not currently in progress and the printer is loaded with roll paper, you can
feed paper ahead by pressing first this button and then the d button. Press the u button
to rewind. Keep the d button pressed to feed the paper up to 9.8 feet (3 m). Keep the
u button pressed to rewind the paper up to 7.9 inches (20 cm).
When the u button is used to rewind roll paper, the paper will pause when the end of
the roll reaches the starting print position. Release the button and then press it again to
resume.
Screen View
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Message
Displays the printer’s status, operation, and error messages.
See “What to Do When a Message Is Displayed” on page 204.
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2
Tabs/Info Display Area
The tab/info display area contains the six tabs listed below.
Use the l r buttons to select a tab.
Information on the selected tab appears in the info display area.
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The Print Queues Tab
This tab displays print job status and can be used to access the Print Queues menu.
The Info Display Area
The print queues tab info display area shows the name of the current print job.
If an optional hard disk unit is installed, it also shows the number of held jobs, if any.
Pressing the OK or Menu button when this tab is selected displays the Print Queues
menu.
Important:
A flashing , icon indicates that the optional hard disk unit is exchanging data with another
device. Do not disconnect the power cord or turn the printer off while the icon is flashing. Failure
to observe this precaution could corrupt the data on the hard disk.
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The Paper Tab
This tab shows the type of paper in the printer and can be used to access the Paper
menu.
The Info Display Area
The paper tab info display area shows the Source and Media Type. When roll paper is
used, it also shows the roll width. In addition, when On is selected for Roll Paper
Remaining, it shows the amount of roll paper remaining. When the length remaining
drops below the value selected for Remaining Alert, a
icon appears above the tab
icon and an alert like that shown below is displayed to warn that the printer is nearing
the end of the roll.
Pressing the OK or Menu button when this tab is selected displays the Paper menu.
See “Paper menu” on page 171.
The Ink Tab
The ink tab displays ink status.
The Info Display Area
The ink tab info display area contains icons showing ink status and the approximate
level of ink remaining. The icons change as follows when the ink is low or an error occurs.
Normal
Warning or Error
1
2
1
Status indicators
The ink cartridge status is indicated as follows.
No error. The height of the indicator varies with the amount of ink
remaining in the cartridge.
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Ink is low. You need to prepare a new ink cartridge.
Ink cartridge is expended; replace with a new ink cartridge.
An error occurred. Check the message on the screen, and clear the error.
Non-genuine cartridge.
Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges. Epson
cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-genuine ink.
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Ink color codes
C
Cyan
Y
Yellow
M
Magenta
MK
Matte Black
PK
Photo Black
- The Maintenance Tab
The maintenance tab shows the status of the Maintenance Box and is used to display
the Maintenance menu.
The Info Display Area
The maintenance tab info display area shows Maintenance Box status and the
approximate amount of space remaining in the Maintenance Box. The icons change
as follows to show errors or to warn when the Maintenance Box is nearing the end of its
service life.
Normal
Warning or Error
1
1
Status indicators
Maintenance Box status is indicated as follows.
No error. The height of the indicator corresponds to the amount of space
remaining.
The Maintenance Box is nearing the end of its service life. You need to
prepare a new Maintenance Box.
Maintenance Box is at the end of its service life. Replace the
Maintenance Box with a new one.
Pressing the OK or Menu button when this tab is selected displays the Maintenance
menu.
See “Maintenance menu” on page 174.
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The Setup Tab
The setup tab displays the IP address and menus for various settings.
The Info Display Area
The setup tab info display area shows the IP address currently assigned, if any.
Pressing the OK or Menu button when this tab is selected displays the Setup menu.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
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The Enlarged Copy Tab
The enlarged copy tab is displayed only when a scanner is connected.
Pressing the OK button when this tab is selected displays the Enlarged Copy screen.
See “Enlarged Copy menu” on page 183.
Features
The main features of this printer are described below.
High Productivity
High-speed printing
The speed of the print head and paper feed have been increased for faster printing.
The printer is equipped with a high-speed rotary cutter for quick cutting, significantly
increasing productivity.
Paper basket holds consecutive sheets
The paper basket accommodates up to 20 sheets of A1/D- or A0/E-size plain paper,
promoting automation for improved productivity.
The stand (24”) for the SureColor T3000 comes with a paper basket.
See “Using the Paper Basket” on page 58.
Improved operability with an easy to see and use color screen
Designed for intuitive operation, the large, brightly-lit, color LCD display is easy to
understand and easy to use.
The large display offers detailed, easy-to-understand error messages and illustrated
guides to loading paper.
See “Screen View” on page 17.
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Checking current operating status even from afar thanks to an alert lamp
Errors are immediately obvious even at a distance, thanks to the large, highly visible alert
lamp. This helps prevent any wasted time when printing has stopped due to running out of
ink or paper.
High Resolution
Thanks to newly developed Epson UltraChrome® XD Ink technology, the printer can be
used for high-quality posters and CAD drawings.
CAD drawings: clear, legible, and with unsurpassed water resistance
Newly-developed, high-density Matte Black ink enables the printer to produce extremely
detailed drawings.
Pigmented inks are used for all colors for unsurpassed water resistance, allowing print
results to be safely carried out-of-doors.
The printer driver offers a line drawing mode, making it easier to optimize printing for line
drawing and, through unsurpassed reproduction of line drawing and fine lines in the form
of connected lines, diagonals, and curves, ensuring the best possible results when the
printer is used for drawings.
Vivid, highly lightfast posters and displays
Our new magenta ink makes red colors more vibrant and even more noticeable on posters.
The printer driver offers a poster mode that simplifies the printing of vivid posters. Posters
with vivid hues can be printed simply by selecting poster mode.
Thanks to the pigmented inks used for all colors, the results are highly water-resistant and
can be used for short-term outdoor display. They are also extremely lightfast and
fade-resistant and can be safely displayed in direct sunlight.
Ease-of-Use
Spindle-free roll paper adapter makes loading roll paper a snap
The lack of a spindle makes it possible to load and remove roll paper even in environments
where space is at a premium.
To load roll paper, simply place it on the roll rest and attach roll paper adapters to both
ends. The roll rest is low, making it easy to load paper.
See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32.
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Easy maintenance
Roll paper and all replacements, including ink cartridges, Maintenance Boxes, and cutters,
are installed from the front, allowing the printer to be placed against a wall. The printer does
not have to be moved to allow rear access.
Choose from three sizes of cartridge according to the task
Choose from 110, 350, and 700 ml cartridges according to the frequency with which the
printer is used. Use cost-effective 700 ml cartridges for high-volume poster printing or mix
different size cartridges to best fit your printing needs.
New printer driver offers improved ease-of-use
Print settings can be optimized simply by choosing the desired use or target. This spares
you the trouble of adjusting print settings individually.
On startup, the printer driver automatically checks the status of the paper loaded in the
printer and displays it in the Media Settings dialog, preventing errors caused by failure to
check paper status before printing.
The printer driver displays printer settings graphically, reducing errors caused by
inappropriate choices of settings.
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Notes on Usage and Storage
Installation space
Make sure that you secure the following space, clear of any other objects, so that paper
ejection and consumable replacement are not obstructed.
See “Specifications Table” on page 235 for the external dimensions of the printer.
SureColor T7000/T5000
5.9 inches (150 mm)
0.4 inches (10 mm)
23.6 inches (600 mm)
5.9 inches (150 mm)
SureColor T3000
5.9 inches (150 mm)
0.4 inches (10 mm)
11.8 inches (300 mm)
*
1.6 inches (40 mm)
5.9 inches (150 mm)
When printing on poster board, make sure that there is sufficient space both in front
of and behind the printer.
See “Loading and Removing Poster Board” on page 47.
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Notes when using the printer
Note the following points when using this printer to avoid breakdowns, malfunctions, and
print quality decline.
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When using the printer, observe the operating temperature and humidity range
described in the "Specifications Table". See “Specifications Table” on page 235.
Even when the conditions above are met, you may not be able to print properly if the
environmental conditions are not suitable for the paper. Be sure to use the printer in an
environment where the paper’s requirements are met. For more details, see the
documentation supplied with the paper.
Also, when operating in dry areas, air conditioned environment, or under direct sunlight,
maintain the appropriate humidity.
O
Do not install the printer next to heat sources or directly in the path of air from a
ventilator or air conditioner. Failure to observe this precaution could result in the print
head nozzles drying and clogging.
O
The print head may not be capped (i.e., may not move to the right side) if an error
occurs and the printer is turned off without first resolving the error. Capping is a function
for automatically covering the print head with a cap (lid) to prevent the print head from
drying out. In this case, turn on the power and wait a while until capping is performed
automatically.
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When the power is on, do not remove the power plug or cut the power at the breaker.
The print head may not be capped properly. In this case, turn on the power and wait a
while until capping is performed automatically.
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Even when the printer is not in use, some ink will be consumed by head cleaning and
other maintenance operations needed to keep the print head in good condition.
Notes when not using the printer
If you are not using it, note the following points when storing the printer. If it is not stored
correctly, you may not be able to print properly the next time it is used.
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If you do not print for a long time, the print head nozzles may become clogged. We
recommend that you print once a week to prevent the print head from clogging.
O
The roller may leave an impression on paper that is left in the printer. This can also
cause wavy or curled paper resulting in paper feeding problems or the print head could
be scratched. Remove any paper when the printer is not in use.
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Store the printer after confirming that the print head has been capped (the print head is
positioned at the far right). If the print head is left uncapped for a long time, the print
quality may decline.
Note:
If the print head is not capped, turn the printer on, and then turn it off.
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To prevent the accumulation of dust and other foreign matter in the printer, close all
covers before placing it in storage.
If the printer will be not be used for an extended period, protect it with an anti-static cloth
or other cover.
The print head nozzles are very small, and they can become clogged easily if fine dust
gets on the print head, and you may not be able to print properly.
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When turned on after an extended period of disuse, the printer may automatically
perform head cleaning to ensure print quality.
Head cleaning will end after about 10 to 15 minutes.
Notes on handling ink cartridges
Note the following points when handling ink cartridges to maintain good print quality.
O
The supplied ink cartridges and Maintenance Box are for use during the initial charging.
The supplied ink cartridges and Maintenance Box will be require replacement relatively
quickly.
O
Store the ink cartridges at room temperature out of direct sunlight and used before the
expiration date printed on the packaging.
O
To ensure good results, use all the ink in the cartridge within a year of installation.
O
Ink cartridges that have been stored at low temperatures for an extended period should
be allowed to return to room temperature over a period of four hours.
O
Do not touch the IC chips on the sides of ink cartridges. You may not be able to print
properly.
O
Install all ink cartridges into each slot. You cannot print if any of the slots are empty.
O
Do not leave the printer without ink cartridges installed. The ink in the printer may dry,
preventing it from printing as expected. Leave ink cartridges in all slots even while you
do not use the printer.
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O
The ink level and other data are stored in the IC chip, allowing cartridges to be used
after being removed and replaced.
O
To avoid getting dirt on the ink supply port, store the removed ink cartridge properly.
The ink supply port has a valve in it so it does not need to be capped.
O
Removed ink cartridges may have ink around the ink supply port, so be careful not to
get any ink on the surrounding area when removing the cartridges.
O
To maintain the quality of the print head, this printer stops printing before ink cartridges
are completely expended.
O
Although the ink cartridges may contain recycled materials, this does not affect printer
function or performance.
O
Do not dismantle or remodel ink cartridges. You may not be able to print properly.
O
Do not drop or knock it against hard objects; otherwise, the ink may leak.
Notes on handling paper
Note the following points when handling and storing the paper. If the paper is not in good
condition, print quality may decline.
Check the documentation supplied with each paper.
Notes on Handling
O
Use Epson special media under normal room conditions (temperature: 59 to 77°F [15
to 25°C]; humidity: 40 to 60%).
O
Do not fold the paper or scratch the surface of the paper.
O
Avoid touching the printable surface of the paper with your bare hands. Moisture and
oils from your hands can affect print quality.
O
Handle paper by the edges. We recommend wearing cotton gloves.
O
Changes in temperature and humidity may cause paper to become wavy or curled. Be
careful not to scratch or soil the paper, and flatten it before loading it in the printer.
O
Do not wet the paper.
O
Do not throw away the paper packaging as you can use it for storing the paper.
O
Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive heat, or humidity.
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O
Keep cut sheets in their original package after opening, and keep them in a flat place.
O
Remove roll paper that is not in use from the printer. Rewind it correctly and then store
it in the original packaging that came with the roll paper. If you leave the roll paper in the
printer for a long time, its quality may decline.
Notes on handling printed paper
To maintain long lasting, high quality print results, note the following points.
O
Do not rub or scratch the printed surface. If they are rubbed or scratched, the ink may
peel off.
O
Do not touch the printed surface; failure to observe this precaution may cause ink to rub
off.
O
Make sure the printouts are completely dry before folding of stacking; otherwise, the
color may change where they touch (leaves a mark). These marks will disappear if they
are separated immediately and dried; however, they will remain if not separated.
O
If you put the printouts in an album before they are completely dry, they may be blurred.
O
Do not use a dryer to dry the printouts.
O
Avoid direct sunlight.
O
Prevent color distortion while displaying or storing the printouts by following the
instructions in the paper’s documentation.
Note:
Typically, printouts and photos fade over time (color distortion) due to the effects of light and
various constituents in the air. This also applies to Epson special media. However, with the
correct storage method, the degree of color distortion can be minimized.
O
See the documentation supplied with Epson special media for detailed information on
handling the paper after printing.
O
The colors of photos, posters, and other printed materials appear different under different
lighting conditions (light sources*). The colors of printouts from this printer may also appear
different under different light sources.
* Light sources include sunlight, fluorescent light, incandescent light, and other types.
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Using the Supplied Software
Contents of the Software CD
The following applications are available on the supplied software CD. Install as required.
For information about these applications, see the on-line help for the application in
question.
For Windows
Software Name
Epson Driver and Utilities
The following software is installed:
Printer Driver
The printer driver is required when using the printer.
It can be installed by selecting Install during setup.
See “Summary of the Printer Driver” on page 29.
EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2
This application is used for custom paper settings and to update printer
firmware.
Epson Network Utilities
Select this option during installation if the printer and computer are
connected via a network. Installing this utility allows a wizard to be used
to simplify the process of setting the addresses needed for network
connections.
EpsonNet Print is also installed. With this software, you can perform
direct TCP/IP printing when the computer and the printer are
connected via a network.
EpsonNet Config
With this software, you can configure various network settings for the
printer from your computer. This is useful as it allows you to enter
addresses and names using the keyboard.
The documentation is installed with the application.
LFP Print Plug-In for Office
This is a plug-in for Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint). Installing this plug-in displays a ribbon in Office
applications that gives quick access to horizontal and vertical banner
printing and enlarged printing.
Before installing the plug-in, check the following:
O
Office 2003, Office 2007, or Office 2010 is installed.
O
None of these applications (Office 2003, Office 2007, or Office 2010)
is running.
This plug-in is not included in some regions.
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For Mac OS X
Software Name
Epson Driver and Utilities
The following software is installed:
Printer Driver
The printer driver is required when using the printer.
It can be installed by selecting Install during setup.
See “Summary of the Printer Driver” on page 29.
EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2
This application is used for custom paper settings and to update printer
firmware.
Epson Network Utilities
Select this option during installation if the printer and computer are
connected via a network. Installing this utility allows a wizard to be used
to simplify the process of setting the addresses needed for network
connections.
EpsonNet Config
With this software, you can configure various network settings for the
printer from your computer. This is useful as it allows you to enter
addresses and names using the keyboard.
The documentation is installed with the application.
Summary of the Printer Driver
The main functions of the printer driver are described below.
O
Converts print data received from applications into printable data and sends it to the
printer.
O
Settings such as document size and print quality can be adjusted from the settings
dialogs.
Windows
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You can save these settings and easily import or export these saved settings.
See “Customizing the Printer Driver” on page 150.
Mac OS X
O
Allows the user to execute printer maintenance functions to maintain print quality, and
check the printer’s status and so on.
Windows
You can easily import or export printer driver settings.
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See “Overview of the Utility Tab” on page 155.
Mac OS X
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Chapter 2
Basic Operations
Loading and Removing the Roll Paper
Loading Roll Paper
Load roll paper after attaching the supplied roll paper adapters.
Important:
Insert the paper just before printing. The roller may leave an impression on paper that is left in
the printer.
Note:
The paper that can be used in the printer is detailed in the following section. (See “Supported
Media” on page 223.)
1. Turn on the printer by pressing the P button.
Note:
Closing the paper basket makes the work easier. See “Using the Paper Basket” on
page 58.
Leaving the poster board supports raised can cause jams; lower all the supports
before proceeding. To lower the supports, grasp them, pull them diagonally
downward, and then release.
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2. Open the roll paper cover.
3. Confirm that the adapter holder lock lever is raised.
4. Place roll paper on the roll rest on top of the printer.
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5. Size the two supplied roll paper adapters to the roll core.
3-inch core
2-inch core
6. Raise the adapter lock lever to release the lock on each of the two roll paper adapters.
7. Attach an adapter to each end of the roll.
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Press the adapters in until they are fully inserted in the roll, with no gaps.
8. Lower the lock levers to lock the adapters in place.
9. Slide the roll paper right until it contacts the adapter guides.
Following the adapter guide, slide the roll slowly to the opposite side.
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10. Press the ( button on the control panel. Confirm that Roll Paper is highlighted in the
display and press the OK button.
11. Insert the end of the roll paper in the paper slot and pull it through. Make sure that the
paper is free of slack and that the end is not folded.
Pull the paper straight through until the lead edge of the paper reaches the front of the
printer as shown.
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Note:
Do not touch the paper where it will be printed. After loading the roll paper, rotate the
roll paper adapters as shown to feed the paper through.
12. Lower the roll lock lever.
13. Following the on-screen instructions, press the OK button.
The paper will be fed into the printer.
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14. Close the roll paper cover.
15. Check the media type.
If a barcode giving information on the paper is printed on the roll
The printer will automatically read the barcode as the paper is fed; no message is
displayed. The printer is ready to print when Ready is displayed.
If a barcode giving information on the paper is not printed on the roll
The printer will display the Paper Type and Roll Paper Remaining settings for the paper
currently selected with the printer. To print at current settings, press the d/u buttons to
highlight Keep Settings Above and press the OK button. To change settings, highlight
Change Settings and press the OK button. See “Viewing and Changing Media
Settings” on page 53.
Cutting the roll paper
Either of the following two methods can be used to cut roll paper after printing.
O
Auto Cut:
Cut the roll paper after printing each page automatically using the built-in cutter.
O
Manual cut:
Press the ) button to cut the paper using the built-in cutter. A cutline is printed for
manual cutting and can be used as a guide when cutting paper using the built-in cutter.
You can specify the method either from the control panel or the printer driver. Note,
however, that the setting selected with the printer driver takes priority when the printer
driver is used.
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Note:
O Disable printer driver Auto Cut and printer Auto Cut options when using the optional auto
take-up reel unit.
O
It may take a while to cut the roll paper.
O
Some of the roll paper may not be cut using the built-in cutter. Use a cutter sold at a store to
cut the paper. Follow the steps below when using a third-party cutter.
Press the ) button. Keep the d button pressed to feed the paper so that the cut location
is below the paper eject guide. Cut the paper using scissors or a third-party cutter.
Setting methods
Setting on the computer
Set Auto Cut from the Advanced tab - Roll Paper Option in the printer driver’s
Properties (or Printing preferences) screen.
Setting from the printer
Use the l/r buttons in the control panel to select the / tab and press the OK or Menu
button. The Setup menu will be displayed; select Printer Setup > Roll Paper Setup> Auto
Cut > On and press the OK button. For manual cutting, select Off. The default setting is
On. See “Setup menu” on page 175 for more information.
Manual cut method
When Off is selected in the printer driver or Off is selected for Auto Cut in the control
panel, the paper can be cut in any location after printing as described below.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
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Cutting paper manually using the built-in cutter
1. Press the ) button. Viewing the interior of the printer without opening the printer
cover, press the d button to align the cut location with the
mark on the right side of
the printer’s interior.
Note:
The minimum length of paper that can be cut with the built-in cutter is fixed at 2.4 to
5 inches (60 to 127 mm) and cannot be changed. If the cutting position is shorter than
the shortest length above, the paper has to be automatically fed to that length thus a
margin will have to be left. Cut off the margin with a cutter sold at a store.
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2. Press the OK button.
The paper is cut by the built-in cutter.
Removing the roll paper
This section describes how to remove and store roll paper after printing. The pressure
rollers may leave impressions on paper that is left in the printer.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Confirm that the printer is ready and press the ( button.
The Load/Remove Paper menu will be displayed.
2. Press the d/u buttons to highlight Remove Paper and press the OK button.
If On is selected for Roll Paper Remaining, the printer will automatically print a
barcode.
3. The paper will automatically be rewound.
Once the paper is rewound, the printer will display Press
and load paper.
Note:
When the display shows Turn roll paper adapter to wind up roll paper, open the
roll paper cover and rewind the paper by hand.
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4. Open the roll paper cover.
Note:
When removing the roll paper, you can use the optional roll paper belt to prevent the
roll paper from unwinding.
5. Raise the roll lock lever.
6. Holding the paper by the roll adapters, move the roll to the roll rest.
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7. Lift the adapter lock levers to release the roll paper adapters.
8. Remove the roll paper adapters.
After rewinding the roll paper carefully, store it in the original package.
9. Close the roll paper cover.
Loading and Removing Cut Sheets
The procedure for loading and positioning cut sheets varies with the thickness of the paper.
See “Loading Cut Sheets” on page 44 (0.08 to 0.8 mm) or “Loading Poster Board” on page
47 (0.9 to 2.1 mm) for more information.
Important:
If the paper is wavy or curled, flatten the paper before loading it in the printer, or use new paper.
If wavy or curled paper is loaded, this printer may not be able to recognize the paper size, feed
the paper, or print correctly.
We recommend that you return the paper to its original package and store it flat, and take it out
of the package just before you use it.
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Loading Cut Sheets
Important:
Insert the paper just before printing. The pressure rollers may leave impressions on paper that is
left in the printer.
Note:
The paper that can be used in the printer is detailed in the following section. See “Supported
Media” on page 223.
1. Turn on the printer by pressing the P button.
Note:
Closing the paper basket makes the work easier. See “Using the Paper Basket” on
page 58.
Leaving the poster board supports raised can cause jams; lower all the supports
before proceeding. To lower the supports, grasp them, pull them diagonally
downward, and then release.
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2. Press the ( button on the control panel. Press the d/u button to highlight Cut Sheet
and press the OK button.
3. Feed the paper into the paper slot with the printable surface toward you.
Insert the paper into the paper slot, keeping its right edge aligned with the loading mark
on the roll paper cover. Slide the paper in until it stops.
Important:
Insert all paper in portrait orientation. Inserting paper in landscape orientation may
cause a decline in print quality.
4. Confirm that Press OK is displayed and press the OK button.
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The paper will be fed into the printer.
5. Check the media type.
The display shows the type of paper currently selected with the printer. To print at
current settings, press the d/u buttons to highlight Keep Settings Above and press
the OK button. To change settings, highlight Change Settings and press the OK
button. See “Viewing and Changing Media Settings” on page 53.
Removing Cut Sheets
This section describes how to remove cut sheets when printing is complete.
Note:
To remove paper that was loaded but not used, press the ( button and select Remove Paper.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Confirm that Paper Eject is displayed in the control panel. Then, keeping a hand on the
cut sheets to prevent them falling from the printer, press the OK button.
2. The paper will be fully ejected from the printer and can then be removed by hand.
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Loading and Removing Poster Board
This section describes how to load and remove poster board from 0.9 to 2.1 mm thick.
The printer can be used with board of the following sizes.
A2/A1/B2/B1*/B1 landscape*/24 × 30 inch/30 × 40 inch*
* Not supported by the SureColor T3000.
Loading Poster Board
Poster board requires space both behind and in front of the printer. The approximate
amount of space required is shown below. If the printer is set up near a wall, make sure
there is enough space at the rear.
Paper Size
Front (a)
Back (b)
A2
17.5 inches (444 mm)
5.3 inches (135 mm)
A1
27.2 inches (691 mm)
15 inches (382 mm)
B2
22.7 inches (578 mm)
10.6 inches (269 mm)
B1
34.6 inches (880 mm)
22.5 inches (571 mm)
24 × 30 inch
24.1 inches (612 mm)
11.9 inches (303 mm)
30 × 40 inch
34.1 inches (866 mm)
21.9 inches (557 mm)
Important:
Insert the paper just before printing. The roller may leave an impression on paper that is left in
the printer.
Note:
The paper that can be used in the printer is detailed in the following section. See “Supported
Media” on page 223.
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1. Turn on the printer by pressing the P button.
Note:
Closing the paper basket makes the work easier. See “Using the Paper Basket” on
page 58.
2. Press the ( button in the control panel. Press the d/u button to highlight Poster
Board and press the OK button.
3. Raise all the poster board supports.
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Press the supports diagonally downwards and then lift them straight up.
4. Place the printable side face up with its edge in front of the projecting supports as
shown.
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5. Insert the poster board, using the edge to keep the supports pressed down.
6. Open the printer cover.
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7. Insert the poster board, checking to be sure that it passes under the rollers.
8. Close the printer cover.
9. Position the trailing and right edges of the poster board as shown by the loading
indicators.
Center the right edge over the groove to the right of the paper eject guide and align the
trailing edge with the ends of poster board supports, as shown.
10. After positioning the media, press the OK button.
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The paper will be fed into the printer.
11. Check the media type.
The display shows the type of paper currently selected with the printer. To print at
current settings, press the d/u buttons to highlight Keep Settings Above and press
the OK button. To change settings, highlight Change Settings and press the OK
button. See “Viewing and Changing Media Settings” on page 53.
Removing Poster Board
This section describes how to remove poster board when printing is complete.
Note:
To remove paper that was loaded but not used, press the ( button and select Remove Paper.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Confirm that Paper Eject is displayed in the control panel. Then, keeping a hand on the
poster board to prevent it falling from the printer, press the OK button.
2. Pull the poster board forward as shown in the on-screen instructions. After removing
the poster board, press the OK button.
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Important:
If poster board will not be used in the next print job, lower all the poster board
supports. Leaving the supports raised may cause paper to jam.
To lower the supports, grasp them as shown, pull them diagonally downward, and
then release.
Viewing and Changing Media Settings
The following is displayed in the control panel after paper is loaded.
Note:
If On is selected for Roll Paper Remaining and a barcode with roll data is printed on the current
roll, the printer will read the barcode and adjust settings automatically, and the above dialog will
not be displayed.
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Checking Media Settings
The dialog displays the following options for the paper currently loaded in the printer.
Selected Paper Type:
The current paper type.
Remaining Setup:
Displayed only with roll paper.
This item shows the option currently selected for Roll Paper Remaining.
When On is selected for Roll Paper Remaining, the printer tracks the following roll paper
data.
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Time until replacement
The following settings are recorded in a barcode printed on the roll: the amount of paper
remaining, the value selected for remaining alert, and the paper type.
The barcode is automatically printed at the end of the roll when the roll is rewound. The
barcode is automatically read and settings adjusted the next time the paper is used,
improving efficiency when multiple rolls of paper are used.
O
The amount of paper remaining in the . tab info display area
The info display area shows the amount of paper remaining in the current roll. Once the
amount of paper remaining falls below the limit, the amount is replaced by a warning
indicator showing that paper is running low. See “Screen View” on page 17.
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Printing availability
The printer predicts whether the current job can be printed on the amount of paper
remaining and displays the results, preventing waste caused by the paper running out
part way through a print job. This allows you to choose whether to print on the existing
roll or replace the paper, preventing waste.
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Adjusting Settings
Follow the steps below to change the settings displayed.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Select an option.
To print at current settings
Press the d/u buttons to highlight Keep Settings Above and press the OK button.
Then proceed to step 6.
To change settings
Press the d/u buttons to highlight Change Settings and press the OK button.
2. Highlight a setting you wish to change and press the OK button.
3. Highlight an option and press the OK button.
4. Press the y button to return to the dialog shown in step 2.
5. When settings are complete, highlight Exit and press the OK button.
6. If On is selected for Remaining Setup, you will be prompted to enter the length of the
roll. Press the d/u buttons to choose a value between 16 and 326 feet (5.0 and 99.5 m)
and press the OK button. Paper length is set in increments of 1 foot (0.5 m).
After a short pause the printer will show Ready, indicating that it is ready to print. Transmit
the data to be printed from a computer.
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Replacing Paper
This section describes how to replace paper. The process for removing the current paper
differs with the type of paper loaded; follow the instructions displayed in the control panel.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Confirm that the printer is ready and press the ( button.
The Load/Remove Paper menu will be displayed.
2. Press the d/u buttons to select the type of paper used to replace the current paper, and
then press the OK button.
3. The printer will eject the current paper. The process for ejecting the paper varies with
the type of paper loaded, as described below.
If On is selected for Roll Paper Remaining, barcode printing will begin; when printing
is complete, the roll will rewind automatically.
If Off is selected for Roll Paper Remaining, the roll rewinds automatically.
Note:
When the display shows Turn roll paper adapter to wind up roll paper, open the
roll paper cover and rewind the paper by hand.
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Cut Sheets
Cut sheets are automatically ejected to the rear, where they can be removed by hand.
Poster Board
Poster board is partially ejected to the front. Supporting the board with one hand to
prevent it from falling, press the OK button and pull out the board.
If the next job will not use poster board, lower all the poster board supports. Leaving the
supports raised may cause paper to jam.
To lower the supports, grasp them as shown, pull them diagonally downward, and then
release.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to load the paper for the next job.
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Using the Paper Basket
The paper basket collects paper from the printer, preventing it from falling to the floor and
becoming creased or dirty.
The stand (24”) for the SureColor T3000 comes with a paper basket.
It can hold up to 20 sheets of the following types of paper printed in line drawing mode.
Paper Size
Media types
A1 (594 × 841 mm)
Plain Paper Roll
US D (22 × 34 in)
A0 (841 × 1189 mm)*
US E (34 × 44 in)*
* Not supported by the SureColor T3000.
Paper not of the above types must be removed from the printer one at a time before the
next sheet is printed.
Important:
Collecting consecutive sheets of other types in the paper basket may result in stains, folds, or
other damage to the printed sheets.
The paper basket can hold sheets up to 47 inches (1189 mm) long.
Note:
Close the paper basket before printing banners or other documents that exceed the maximum
length. Before the paper ejected from the printer touches the floor, we suggest that you take it in
both hands close to the paper eject guides and continue to lightly support it until printing is
complete.
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Closing the Paper Basket
Before loading paper or moving the printer, close the paper basket by pressing it to the
opposite side as shown.
Opening the Paper Basket
If the paper basket is closed, open it by gently pulling it down as shown.
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Important:
The paper basket will not function correctly when opened to the position shown below at right.
Stop when the paper basket is in the position shown below at left.
Using the Paper Basket
Adjust the stack guide to match the size of the paper.
Note:
The paper basket may with some documents or in some environments fail to hold the paper
correctly, resulting in the paper wrinkling or folding.
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Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit (SureColor T7000 Only)
The optional auto take-up reel unit automatically takes up paper as it is printed. It improves
efficiency for banners or large jobs involving continuous printing on roll paper.
The auto take-up reel unit for this printer can take up paper in either of the directions shown
below. Some types of paper may not support one or the other of these directions or may
place restrictions on the take-up direction.
See the following section for information on take-up support and take-up direction. See
“Epson Special Media Table” on page 224.
Forward
Backward
Forward takes up the roll with the printable side out. Backward takes up the roll with the
printable side in.
c
Caution:
O Fix the roll core for the auto take-up reel unit in place as described in the
documentation.
O
Dropping the roll core could cause injury.
O
Be careful that your hands, hair, or other objects do not get caught in the moving
parts of the auto take-up reel unit.
O
Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury.
Important:
Confirm that the end of the roll is cut straight across. The unit will not function as expected if the
end of the roll is wavy or curved. See “Manual cut method” on page 39.
Note:
For information on installing the auto take-up reel unit, see the documentation supplied with the
auto take-up reel unit attachment.
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Using the Control Panel
This section describes how to use the control panel for the auto take-up reel unit.
1
Power lamp
Displays the status of the auto take-up reel unit.
2
On
:
The auto take-up reel unit is ready for use.
Flickering
:
The auto take-up reel unit is in use.
Blinking
:
The auto take-up reel unit is in power-saving mode.
Intermittent blinking
:
An error has occurred.
Off
:
The power is off.
Auto switch
Selects the auto take-up direction.
3
Backward
:
The roll is taken up with the printable side in.
Forward
:
The roll is taken up with the printable side out.
Off
:
The auto take-up reel unit does not take up paper.
Manual switch
Selects the manual take-up direction.
The setting selected with the Manual switch takes effect when the Auto switch is in the Off
position.
Backward
:
The roll is taken up with the printable side in.
The speed will increase after the button is pressed for
more than three seconds.
Forward
:
The roll is taken up with the printable side out.
The speed will increase after the button is pressed for
more than three seconds.
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Attaching the Paper
This section describes how to attach roll paper to the auto take-up reel unit roll core. The
procedure varies with the take-up direction.
Important:
Before proceeding, select Off for Auto Cut. Using the auto take-up reel unit when On is selected
will cause errors. See “Cutting the roll paper” on page 38.
Taking Up the Paper Printable Side Out
For information on installing the roll core, see the Setup Guide for the optional auto take-up
reel unit.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
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1. Set the auto take-up reel unit Auto switch to Off. Plug the power cord into an outlet and
confirm that the power lamp lights.
2. Turn on the printer by pressing the P button.
3. Check that the roll paper is correctly loaded in the printer.
4. Press the ) button in the control panel. Keep the d button pressed until the end of
the roll reaches the roll core.
5. Tape the end to the roll core. Place tape at the center and then at the left and right ends.
6. Keep the d button in the control panel pressed until you have fed enough paper for
about three wraps around the roll core.
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7. Keep the Manual switch pressed to Forward to wrap the paper three times around the
core.
After wrapping the paper around the core, ensure that paper around the core is
sufficiently loose.
Note:
The tensioner supplied with the auto take-up reel unit is used with some types of
paper. Slacken the paper and insert the tensioner near the center of the paper as
shown. See the following section for information on paper that requires the
tensioner. See “Epson Special Media Table” on page 224.
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8. Set the Auto switch to Forward.
Taking Up the Paper Printable Side In
For information on installing the roll core, see the Setup Guide for the optional auto take-up
reel unit.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
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1. Set the auto take-up reel unit Auto switch to Off. Plug the power cord into an outlet and
confirm that the power lamp lights.
2. Turn on the printer by pressing the P button.
3. Check that the roll paper is correctly loaded in the printer.
4. Press the ) button in the control panel. Keep the d button pressed until the end of
the roll reaches the roll core.
5. Tape the end to the roll core. Place tape at the center and then at the left and right ends.
6. Keep the d button in the control panel pressed until you have fed enough paper for
about three wraps around the roll core.
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7. Keep the Manual switch pressed to Backward to wrap the paper three times around the
core.
After wrapping the paper around the core, ensure that paper around the core is
sufficiently loose.
8. Set the Auto switch to Backward.
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Removing Paper from the Auto Take-up Reel Unit
This section describes how to remove paper from the auto take-up reel unit.
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Caution:
Removing paper from the auto take-up reel unit requires two workers, one on each end
of the roll. A single worker working alone could drop the roll, resulting in injury.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Set the Auto switch to Off.
2. Cut the paper and take it up until it is all on the auto take-up reel unit roll core. See
“Manual cut method” on page 39.
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After cutting the paper, support the end to prevent the printed surface touching the floor;
continue to support the paper until it is all taken up. Keep the Manual switch pressed in
the take-up direction (either Forward or Backward).
3. Unlock the movable unit and remove it from the roll core. When removing the movable
unit, support the roll core with one hand to prevent it from falling to the floor.
4. Remove the roll core from the auto take-up reel unit.
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Basic Printing Methods (Windows)
Printing is performed from the application used to create the document you wish to print.
The basic procedure is described below.
1. Turn on the printer, and load the paper.
See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32, “Loading Cut Sheets” on page 44, or “Loading
Poster Board” on page 47 for more information.
2. When you have created the data, click Print in the File menu.
3. After confirming that the printer is selected, click Printer properties or Properties to
display the Printer Settings tab.
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4. Check the options selected for Media Settings.
On startup, the printer driver automatically downloads information on the media in the
printer and displays it in the Media Settings area.
To print at current settings, proceed to the next step.
If the desired settings are not displayed, replace the media in the printer with the
desired paper type and click the Acquire Info button. The driver will reacquire data
from the printer and update the information displayed in the Media Settings area.
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5. In the Size Settings area, choose the desired Paper Size.
Choose the Paper Size selected when the document was created in the application.
If the desired size is not available in the menu, click Custom Paper Size to add a
custom paper size. See “Printing at Non-Standard Sizes” on page 100.
6. Select “fit to” and borderless printing options.
To resize the document to fit it to the width of the roll when using roll paper, simply
select Fit to Roll Paper Width.
To print without borders (margins), select Borderless.
For borderless printing on paper larger than the original document size, select both the
“fit to” and borderless options.
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Advanced fit and borderless settings are available in the Layout tab.
See “Enlargements and Horizontal and Vertical Banners” on page 92 and “Borderless
Printing” on page 106.
7. In the Print Quality area, choose an option for Select Target.
Choose an option according to the type of document and how it will be used.
To choose a color correction method or adjust colors, select Advanced Settings. See
“Correct Color and Print” on page 113.
8. Check settings.
The selected settings are reflected in the area on the right; check that settings are
correct.
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9. Click the OK button.
10. When settings are complete, click Print.
The progress bar is displayed, and printing starts.
Screen while printing
The following screen is displayed when you start printing, and the progress bar (the
computer’s processing status) is displayed. On this screen you can check the remaining
ink level, product numbers for the ink cartridges, and so on.
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An error message is displayed if an error occurs or an ink cartridge needs replacing while
printing.
Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)
1. Turn on the printer, and load the paper.
See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32, “Loading Cut Sheets” on page 44, or “Loading
Poster Board” on page 47.
2. When you have created the data, from the File menu of the application, click Print and
so on.
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3. The print screen is displayed.
For Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, click Show Details at the bottom of the dialog.
For Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.5, click the arrow (
screen.
) to make settings on the Page Setup
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Note:
If page settings are not displayed in the print dialog, click the “page settings” option
(e.g., Page Setup) in the File menu.
4. Check that this printer is selected, and then set the paper size.
Select one of the following options for Paper Size. XXXX is the actual paper size, such
as A4.
XXXX: Print with margins on roll paper. Print using the Roll Paper Margin selected on
the printer. See “Print Queues menu” on page 170.
XXXX (cut sheet): Print with margins on cut sheets. Print with top, right, and left margins
of 0.1 inches (3 mm) and a bottom margin of 0.5 inches (14 mm).
When performing borderless or banner printing; see “Borderless Printing” on page 106,
and “Enlargements and Horizontal and Vertical Banners” on page 92.
5. To view basic print settings, select Printer Settings from the list.
In Mac OS X versions 10.8, 10.7 and 10.6, the printer driver automatically acquires
information on the paper loaded in the printer at startup and displays it in the Page
Setup and Media Type areas. To print at current settings, proceed to the next step.
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In Mac OS X version 10.5, choose Page Setup and the Media Type according to the
type of paper loaded in the printer.
If the desired settings are not displayed, replace the media in the printer with the
desired paper type and click the Acquire Info button. The driver will reacquire data
from the printer and update the information displayed.
6. Choose how the printed document will be used. Then choose an option according to the
type of document and how it will be used.
To choose a color correction method or adjust colors, select Advanced Settings for
Mode. See “Correct Color and Print” on page 113.
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7. Check settings.
The selected settings are reflected in the area on the right; check that settings are
correct.
8. When settings are complete, click Print.
The printer icon is displayed in the Dock while printing. Click the printer icon to display
the status. You can check the progress of the current print job and the printer status
information. You can also cancel a print job.
Also, if an error occurs while printing, a notification message is displayed.
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Printable Area
This section describes the printable areas for the printer.
If the margin set in an application is larger than the following setting values, sections
beyond the specified margins are not printed. For example, if 1.5 cm (15 mm) is selected
for the left and right margins in the printer menus and the document fills the page, the
1.5 cm (15 mm) at the left and right sides of the page will not be printed.
Roll Paper Printable Area
The gray area in the illustration below shows the printable area.
When printing borderless on the left and right, the left and right margins are 0 mm. When
printing borderless on all edges, all margins are 0 mm.
The arrow in the illustration indicates the direction of the ejected paper.
10 ~ 44 inches (254 ~ 1118 mm)*1
10 ~ 36 inches (254 ~ 914 mm)*2
10 ~ 24 inches (254 ~ 620 mm)*3
0.1 ~ 0.6 inches (3 ~ 15 mm)
0.1 ~ 0.6 inches (3 ~ 15 mm)
5 ~ 0.6 inches (127 ~ 15 mm)
C
0.1 ~ 0.6 inches (3 ~ 15 mm)
4
D
B
A
4
0.1 ~ 0.8 inches (3 ~ 45 mm)
*1 SureColor T7000
*2 SureColor T5000
*3 SureColor T3000
*4 If Banner is selected for Roll Paper Option in the
printer driver Advanced tab, the top and bottom margins
are 0 mm.
Margins for roll paper depend on the option selected for Roll Paper Margin in the menus,
as shown in the following table. For Roll Paper Margin Settings, see “Setup menu” on
page 175.
The default setting is Normal.
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Roll Paper Margin Parameter
Margin Values
Normal
1, 3 = 15 mm *
2, 4 = 3 mm
Top15 mm/Bottom 15 mm
1, 3 = 15 mm
2, 4 = 3 mm
Top 35 mm/Bottom 15 mm
1 = 35 mm
3 = 15 mm
2, 4 = 3 mm
Top 45 mm/Bottom 15 mm
1 = 45 mm
3 = 15 mm
2, 4 = 3 mm
3 mm
1, 2, 3, 4, = 3 mm
15 mm
1, 2, 3, 4, = 15 mm
* When Normal is selected, the value for 1 is 20 mm for the following paper types: Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (250)/Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)/Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)/Premium Semimatte
Photo Paper (260)
When the following media type is used in CAD / Line Drawing mode, the value for 1 and 3 is 3 mm:
Singleweight Matte Paper.
Important:
Printing is distorted when the trailing edge of the roll paper comes off the core. Make sure the
trailing edge does not come inside the printing area.
The print size does not change even when the margins are changed.
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Cut Sheets Printable Area
When printing borderless on the left and right, the left and right margins are 0 mm.
(Borderless printing is not available with poster board.)
8.3 ~ 17 inches
(210 ~ 432 mm)
0.1 inches (3 mm)
0.1 inches (3 mm)
The arrow in the illustration indicates the direction of the ejected paper.
11 ~ 62.2 inches
(279 ~ 1580 mm)
0.5 inches (14 mm)
0.1 inches (3 mm)
Turning Off the Power Using Power Off Timer
The printer offers the following two power management options:
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Sleep mode
The printer enters sleep mode when there are no errors, no print jobs being received,
and no control panel or other operations performed. When the printer enters sleep
mode, the control panel’s screen turns off and the internal motors and other parts
switch off to consume less power.
Press any button in the control panel to reactivate the display. However, under these
conditions, the screen display turns off again after 30 seconds if no operations are
performed. The printer only exits sleep mode and is completely restored to normal
operation when a print job is received or the cover is opened or another hardware
operation is performed. The delay before the printer enters sleep mode can be selected
from values between 5 and 180 minutes. At default settings, the printer enters sleep
mode if no operations are performed for 15 minutes. The delay can be changed from
the Setup menu (see “Setup menu” on page 175).
Note:
When the printer enters sleep mode, the control panel’s screen goes blank as if the power
has been turned off, but the P light remains lit.
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Power Off Timer
The printer is equipped with a Power Off Timer option that automatically turns the
printer off if no errors occur, no print jobs are received, and no control panel or other
operations are performed for a set period of time. The delay before the printer turns off
automatically can be selected from values between 1 and 24 hours in increments of 1
hour.
At default settings, the printer turns off automatically if no errors occur, no print jobs are
received, and no control panel or other operations are performed for eight hours. Power
Off Timer settings can be adjusted from the Setup menu (see “Setup menu” on page
175).
About Power Management
You can adjust the time before Power Management is applied. Any increase will affect the
printer’s energy efficiency. Please consider the environment before making any change.
Canceling Printing
There are a few ways to stop printing operations depending on the situation.
When the computer has finished sending data to the printer, you cannot cancel the print job
from the computer. Cancel on the printer.
Canceling from the computer (Windows)
When the Progress Bar is displayed
Click Cancel.
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When the Progress Bar is not displayed
1. Click the printer icon in the task bar while printing is in progress.
Whether or not an icon is displayed depends on the settings selected for Windows.
2. Right click the name of the job you want to cancel and select Cancel from the document
menu.
To cancel all jobs, click Cancel All Documents in the Printer menu.
If the job has been sent to the printer, print data is not displayed on the above screen.
Canceling from the computer (Mac OS X)
1. Click the printer icon in the Dock.
2. Select the job you want to cancel, and then click Delete.
If the job has been sent to the printer, print data is not displayed on the above screen.
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Canceling on the printer
Press the W button, select Job Cancel on the screen, and then press the OK button.
The print job is canceled even in the middle of printing. It may take a while before the
printer returns to ready status after canceling a job.
Note:
You cannot delete print jobs which are in the print queue on the computer using the above
operation. See "Canceling from the computer" to delete print jobs in the print queue.
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Chapter 3
Using the Optional Hard Disk Unit
The Purpose of the Hard Disk Unit
When an optional hard disk unit is connected, print jobs can be viewed and managed as
described below.
Print Job Management
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From the Print Queues menu
For more information, see “Viewing and Printing Saved Print Jobs” on page 91.
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From Remote Manager
The Remote Manager utility is included in the standard installation of the printer
network interface and, in addition to managing the print jobs stored on the hard disk
unit, can be used for viewing printer status and adjusting network settings. It is
launched by entering the printer’s IP address in a computer web browser.
For more information, see the online help for Remote Manager. For information on
launching Remote Manager see the Network Guide (pdf).
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From LFP HDD Utility (Windows only)
The LFP HDD Utility can be used to manage print jobs stored on a hard disk unit
connected to the printer. It is used when the printer is connected to the computer via
USB and can be downloaded from the Epson website (http://www.epson.com/support).
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Hard Disk Unit Functions
When an optional hard disk unit is installed, print jobs can be viewed and managed as
described below.
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Viewing Print Jobs
When there are multiple print jobs with some in the queue, the following information can
be displayed.
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Print start time
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Estimated print time
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Other information, including whether the job can be printed without replacing
consumables
Print jobs can be selected and cancelled in Remote Manager or the LFP HDD Utility.
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Viewing and Resuming Held Print Jobs
If the source selected with the printer differs from the source specified in the print job,
an error will occur and printing will be suspended.
When an error occurs, printing cannot be restarted until the printer has been readied by,
for example, replacing the paper.
When an optional hard disk unit is installed, the following types of print job can be held
temporarily.
O
Print jobs that specify sources that differ from that selected with the printer
O
Print jobs that specify paper types that differ from that selected with the printer
O
Print jobs that specify output paper sizes (widths) that differ from that selected with
the printer
After printing all the jobs that can be printed with the current paper, you can replace the
paper with the media specified in the held print jobs and resume printing, making your
work more efficient.
Individual jobs can be selected and resumed or cancelled in Remote Manager or the
LFP HDD Utility.
Note:
Held print jobs can be saved if On is selected for Store Held Job in the control panel
Setup menu. The factory default setting is Off.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
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Viewing and Printing Stored Jobs
Print jobs can be stored on the hard disk unit and printed at a later date.
Print jobs selected for printing at a later date can be printed directly from the hard disk
unit without increasing the load on your computer.
Print jobs are saved using the printer driver. See “Saving Print Jobs to the Hard Disk
Unit” on page 89.
Note:
Enlarged copy print jobs created with a scanner attached to the printer cannot be
saved to the hard disk unit.
Jobs printed from the following applications are always saved to the hard disk unit.
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LFP Print Plug-In for Office
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EPSON CopyFactory5
For information on other applications, see the software documentation or online
help.
Saving Print Jobs to the Hard Disk Unit
This section describes the print driver settings used to save print jobs.
1. When you have created the data, click Print in the File menu.
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2. After confirming that the printer is selected, click Printer properties or Properties to
display printer settings.
3. In the Advanced tab, click the Settings button in the Hard Disk Unit area and select
Print and Save or Save only.
4. Next, print the document normally.
If Save only is selected, the print job will be saved to the optional hard disk unit but not
printed.
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Viewing and Printing Saved Print Jobs
This section describes how to view and print saved jobs from the control panel.
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Confirm that the printer is ready to print. Press the l/r buttons to highlight , and press
the OK button.
The Print Queues menu will be displayed.
2. Press the d/u buttons to highlight Saved Job Queue and press the OK button.
The print job tab info display area shows the names of stored print jobs.
3. Press the d/u buttons to highlight the desired job and press the OK button.
Information on the selected job will be displayed.
To exit without printing the job, press the W button after viewing job data.
To print the job, proceed to step 4.
4. Press the OK button.
You will be prompted to enter the number of copies.
5. Press the d/u buttons to choose the number of copies and press the OK button.
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Chapter 4
More Ways to Print
Enlargements and Horizontal and Vertical Banners
The printer driver can enlarge or reduce documents for different paper sizes. There are
three setting methods.
Before printing at non-standard sizes, including vertical or horizontal banners and
documents with equal sides, enter the desired paper size in the printer driver.
See “Printing at Non-Standard Sizes” on page 100.
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Fit to Roll Paper Width
Automatically enlarges or reduces the image size to fit the roll paper width.
O
Specify Size
You can specify the enlargement or reduction ratio. Use this method for a non-standard
paper size.
A4
1000mm
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Fit to Output Size
Automatically enlarges or reduces the image size to fit the paper size.
Note:
O When printing from applications designed expressly for horizontal or vertical banners, adjust
printer driver settings as described in the application documentation.
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When using Windows applications designed for horizontal or vertical banners, select Banner
in the Advanced tab as required.
Fitting Documents to the Width of the Roll Paper
Windows
1. Display the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab and select a Paper Size that matches
the document page size.
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See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. In the Layout tab, select Reduce/Enlarge and click Fit to Roll Paper Width.
3. Choose whether to fit the short or long edge of the document to the roll paper width.
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Note:
Output can also be fitted to the roll width by selecting Fit to Roll Paper Width in the
Printer Settings tab.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Mac OS X
1. Choose Page Layout Settings from the list in the print dialog and select
Reduce/Enlarge.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
2. Select Fit to Roll Paper Width and choose whether to fit the short or long edge of the
document to the roll paper width.
3. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Choosing a Print Size
Windows
1. Display the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab and select a Paper Size that matches
the document page size.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. In the Layout tab, select Reduce/Enlarge and click Specify Size.
3. Choose an input method and select a size.
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Enter a value directly or click the arrows to the right of the scale box to set the value.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Mac OS X
1. Choose Page Layout Settings from the list in the print dialog and select
Reduce/Enlarge.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
2. Select Specify Size, choose a method for specifying the size, and select a size.
Enter a value directly or click the arrows to the right of the scale box to set the value.
3. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Fitting Documents to the Output Size
Windows
1. Display the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab and select a Paper Size that matches
the document page size.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. In the Layout tab, select Reduce/Enlarge and click Fit to Output Size.
3. Select the size of the paper used for printing.
To print the document, margins excluded, at precisely the selected output size, select
Oversize.
Note:
When printing using Oversize, load paper that is as large as the selected Output
Size plus the margins needed by the printer. Printer margins see “Printable Area” on
page 81.
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4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Mac OS X
1. Choose Page Layout Settings from the list in the print dialog and select
Reduce/Enlarge.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
2. Select Fit to Output Size and choose a paper size that matches the paper in the
printer.
3. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Note:
Output can also be fitted to the paper size by selecting Scale to fit paper size in the print dialog
Paper Handling pane.
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Printing at Non-Standard Sizes
Before printing at non-standard sizes, including vertical or horizontal banners and
documents with equal sides, save the desired paper size in the printer driver. Once they
have save in the printer driver, custom sizes can be selected in the application Page Setup
and other print dialogs.
The following sizes can be used.
Width
Length*2
SureColor T7000
3.5 to 44 inches (89 to 1,118 mm)
SureColor T5000
3.5 to 36 inches (89 to 914 mm)
SureColor T3000
3.5 to 24 inches (89 to 620 mm)*1
Windows: 5 to 590 inches (127 to 15000 mm)
Mac OS X: 5 to 600 inches (127 to 15240 mm)
*1
The maximum printable width is 24 inches (610 mm).
*2
The paper length can be longer if using applications that support banner printing. However, the actual print
size depends on the application, the paper size loaded in the printer, and the computer environment.
Important:
The smallest size supported by the printer is 10 inches (254 mm) wide × 5 inches (127 mm) long.
If a smaller size is entered in the printer driver as a Custom Paper Size, the document will print
with wider-than-expected margins, which must be trimmed.
For Mac OS X Custom Paper Sizes, although you can specify a large paper size which cannot
be loaded on this printer, it will not be printed properly.
The available output size is limited depending on the application.
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Windows
1. Display the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab and click the Custom Paper Size.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
Important:
Custom Paper Size is not available when Front - Poster Board is selected for
Source.
2. Enter the desired size in the User Defined Paper Size dialog and click Save.
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You can enter up to 24 single-byte characters for the Paper Size Name.
O
To view Paper Width and Paper Height values for a standard size close to the
desired custom size, select the appropriate option for Base Paper Size.
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If you specify the desired Fix Aspect Ratio and select Landscape or Portrait for
Base, you need only enter either the Paper Width or Paper Height.
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Note:
To change the paper size you saved, select the paper size name from the list on the
left.
To delete the user-defined size you saved, select the paper size name from the list
on the left, and then click Delete.
You can save up to 100 paper sizes.
3. Click OK.
The saved sizes are now available in the Printer Settings dialog Paper Size menu.
Mac OS X
1. When the Print screen is displayed, select Manage Custom Sizes from the Paper Size
list.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
Note:
If page setting options are not available in the application’s print dialog, display the
page settings dialog.
2. Click +, and then enter the paper size name.
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3. Enter the Width, Height for the Paper Size, and enter the margins, and then click OK.
The range of values available for page sizes and margins vary with the printer model
and the values selected with the printer.
See “Printable Area” on page 81.
Note:
To edit a saved custom size, choose its name from the list on the left.
To copy a saved custom size, select the size in the list on the left and click Duplicate.
To delete a saved custom size, select it in the list on the left and click -.
The custom paper size setting differs depending on the operating system version.
See your operating system’s documentation for details.
4. Click OK.
You can select the paper size you saved from the Paper Size pop-up menu.
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Printing CAD Drawings
The printer supports the HP-GL/2 driver and HP RTL (Raster Transfer Language) used in
plotters. When printing CAD drawings in applications that support HP-GL/2 or HP RTL
output, set plotter output to HP-GL/2 or HP RTL. The printer automatically distinguishes
HP-GL/2 or HP RTL from normal printer inputs and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
Important:
The printer may not perform as expected if the volume of the data to be printed is extremely
large.
If the application does not support HP-GL/2 or HP RTL, use the following settings when
printing CAD drawings and other line drawings.
Windows
1. Display the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab, click Select Target for Print Quality
and select either CAD / Line Drawing (Black) or CAD / Line Drawing (Color).
Note:
The CAD / Line Drawing (Black) and CAD / Line Drawing (Color) options are
available for Select Target when a paper type suited to printing CAD drawings is
selected.
2. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Mac OS X
1. Display the print dialog and select Printer Settings from the list.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
2. Click the Select Target for Mode and select CAD/Line Drawing(Black) or CAD/Line
Drawing(Color).
Note:
The CAD/Line Drawing(Black) and CAD/Line Drawing(Color) options are
available for Select Target when a paper type suited to printing CAD drawings is
selected.
3. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Borderless Printing
You can print your data without margins on the paper.
The types of borderless printing you can choose vary as shown below depending on the
media type.
Roll Paper: No margins for all edges, no margins for the left and right
Cut Sheets: No margins for the left and right only
(Borderless printing is not available with poster board.)
When printing borderless for all edges you can also configure the cutting operation. See
“About Roll Paper Cutting” on page 108.
When performing left and right borderless printing, margins appear on the top and bottom
of the paper.
For top and bottom margin values, see “Printable Area” on page 81.
Types of Borderless Printing Methods
You can perform borderless printing using the following two methods:
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Auto Expand
The printer driver enlarges the print data to a size slightly larger than the paper size and
prints the enlarged image. The sections which are beyond the paper edges are not
printed; therefore, resulting in borderless printing.
Use settings such as Page Layout in the applications to set the size of the image data
as follows.
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Match the paper size and page setting for the print data.
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If the application has margin settings, set the margins to 0 mm.
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Make the image data as large as the paper size.
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Retain Size
Create the print data larger than the paper size in the applications to produce
borderless output. The printer driver does not enlarge the image data. Use settings
such as Page Layout in the applications to set the size of the image data as follows.
-
Create print data larger than its actual print size by 3 mm on the left and right
(6 mm in total).
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If the application has margin settings, set the margins to 0 mm.
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Make the image data as large as the paper size.
Select this setting if you want to avoid image enlargement by the printer driver.
Supported Media Sizes for Borderless Printing
The following media sizes are supported for borderless printing.
The sizes supported vary with the printer model.
Supported paper widths
SureColor
T7000
SureColor
T5000
SureColor
T3000
10 inches
✓
✓
✓
30 cm
✓
✓
✓
Super A3/329 mm/13 inches
✓
✓
✓
16 inches
✓
✓
✓
US C/17 inches
✓
✓
✓
B2/515 mm
✓
✓
✓
A1/595 mm
✓
✓
✓
24 inches
✓
✓
✓
B1/728 mm
✓
✓
-
A0/841 mm
✓
✓
-
36 inches
✓
✓
-
B0/1030 mm
✓
-
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Supported paper widths
SureColor
T7000
SureColor
T5000
✓
44 inches
-
SureColor
T3000
-
Depending on the media type, the print quality may decline or borderless printing cannot
be selected. (See “Epson Special Media Table” on page 224.)
About Roll Paper Cutting
When performing borderless printing on roll paper, you can specify whether it is left and
right borderless printing or all edges borderless printing, and how to cut the paper in the
printer driver’s Roll Paper Option. The cutting operation for each value is shown in the
following chart.
Printer driver
settings
Cutting operation
Explanation
Borderless
The default printer driver setting is Borderless.
Single Cut
O
The top area may become slightly uneven
depending on the image since the print
operation stops while cutting the top edge of
the roll paper.
O
If the cut position is misaligned slightly, small
parts of the image may be shown on the top
or bottom of the adjacent pages. If this
occurs, perform Adjust Cut Position. (See
“Enlarged Copy menu” on page 183.)
O
When printing only one page the operation
performed is the same as that for Double Cut.
When continuously printing multiple sheets,
the printer cuts 1 mm inside on the top edge
of the first page and the bottom edge of the
subsequent pages to avoid showing margins.
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Printer driver
settings
Cutting operation
Double Cut
Explanation
O
The top area may become slightly uneven
depending on the image since the print
operation stops while cutting the top edge of
the roll paper.
O
The printed paper is approximately 2 mm
shorter than the specified size since the
printer cuts the paper inside the image to
avoid showing top and bottom margins.
O
After cutting the bottom edge of the previous
page, the printer feeds the paper, and then
cuts the top edge of the following page.
Although this produces 2.4 to 5 inches (60 to
127 mm) cut-off pieces, the cut is more
accurate.
Setting Procedures for Printing
Windows
1. Display the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab and adjust the following settings.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. Select Borderless in the Size Settings area.
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To fit output to the roll width, choose Fit to Roll Paper Width before selecting
Borderless.
3. In the Layout tab Borderless Enlargement Setting area, select either Auto Expand
or Retain Size.
If Auto Expand is selected, click Amount of Enlargement and choose the amount cut
off at the edges.
Note:
Retain Size is not available when Fit to Roll Paper Width is selected in the Printer
Settings tab or Reduce/Enlarge is selected in the Layout tab.
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Max
:
3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts 1 mm to
the right)
Standard
:
3 mm for left and right
Min
:
1.5 mm for left and right
Note:
Moving the slider toward Min decreases the image enlargement ratio. Therefore,
some margins may appear at the edges of the paper depending on the paper and
printing environment.
4. When roll paper is used, Auto Cut options are available in the Advanced tab Roll
Paper Option area.
See “About Roll Paper Cutting” on page 108.
5. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Mac OS X
1. Open the Print screen and select the paper size from the Paper Size option, and then
select a borderless printing method.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
The selections for borderless printing methods are displayed as shown below.
XXXX (Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto Expand))
XXXX (Roll Paper - Borderless (Retain Size))
XXXX (Sheet - Borderless (Auto Expand))
XXXX (Sheet - Borderless (Retain Size))
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Where XXXX is the actual paper size, such as A4.
Note:
If page setting options are not available in the application’s print dialog, display the
page settings dialog.
2. If Auto Expand is selected for paper size, select Page Layout Settings from the list
and click Expansion.
The following shows how much the image will be larger than the paper edges.
Max
:
3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts 1 mm to the right)
Standard
:
3 mm for left and right
Min
:
1.5 mm for left and right
Note:
Moving the slider toward Min decreases the image enlargement ratio. Therefore,
some margins may appear at the edges of the paper depending on the paper and
printing environment.
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3. When using roll paper, select Advanced from the list and choose an Auto Cut option.
See “About Roll Paper Cutting” on page 108.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Correct Color and Print
The printer driver automatically and internally corrects colors to match the color space. You
can select from the following color correction modes.
O
EPSON Standard (sRGB)
Optimizes the sRGB space and corrects the color.
O
Business Graphics
Performs color correction to sharpen your images based on the sRGB space.
O
Line Drawing
Optimizes color correction for line drawing by processing the border between lines and
the background as discontinuous.
O
ICM
Performs color management to match the colors in the image data to those in the
printed output (Windows only).
See “Color Management Printing” on page 135.
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O
Off (No Color Management)
Color correction is not performed by the printer driver. Choose if color management is
performed by the application.
See “Color Management Printing” on page 135.
If EPSON Standard (sRGB)/Business Graphics/Line Drawing is selected for Color
Mode, a Settings button will be displayed.
Click the Settings button to adjust Gamma, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and color
balance.
Use this option when the application in use does not have a color correction function.
Note:
The color correction options available vary with the operating system and the type of paper used.
Windows
1. When using applications featuring a color management function, specify how to adjust
colors from these applications.
When using applications without a color management function, start from step 2.
Note:
For information on supported platforms, see the website for the application in
question.
Example of Adobe Photoshop CS5
Open the Print screen.
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Select Color Management and then Document. Select Printer Manages Colors as
the Color Handling setting, and then click Print.
2. In the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab, select Advanced Settings for Print Quality
and choose a color correction option.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
Additional adjustments can be made by clicking Settings.
3. Clicking the Settings button allows you to adjust Gamma, Brightness, Contrast,
Saturation, color balance, and other settings.
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See the printer driver help for more details on each item.
Note:
You can adjust the correction value by checking the sample image on the left side of
the screen. Color balance can also be adjusted by selecting Color Circle or Slide
Bar for Color Adjustment Method.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Mac OS X
1. When using applications featuring a color management function, specify how to adjust
colors from these applications.
When using applications without a color management function, start from step 2.
Note:
For information on supported platforms, see the website for the application in
question.
Example of Adobe Photoshop CS5
Open the Print screen.
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Select Color Management and then Document. Select Printer Manages Colors as
the Color Handling setting, and then click Print.
2. Display the Print screen.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
3. Select Color Matching from the list, and then click EPSON Color Controls.
4. Choose Printer Settings from the list and select Advanced Settings for Mode.
5. Choose a color correction option from the Color Mode list.
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Additional adjustments can be made by clicking Settings.
Note:
When using the following applications with Mac OS X 10.5, clear the Use Generic
RGB checkbox.
O
Adobe Photoshop CS3 or later
O
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1 or later
O
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 or later
Select the check box when using a different application from those listed above.
6. Make the necessary settings.
See the printer driver help for more details on each item.
7. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Multi-Page/Poster Printing
You can print multiple pages on a single sheet or a single page across multiple sheets.
The following three multi-page/poster printing methods are available.
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Folded Double-side (Windows only)
Two consecutive pages are printed on a single sheet. The second page is flipped 180°
and printed adjacent to the first page, allowing the paper to be folded to make a
double-sided document.
O
N-up
Two or four consecutive pages can be printed on a single sheet.
O
Poster (Windows only)
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A single page can be printed across multiple sheets. The sheets can then be joined
together to large posters (up to 16 times the original size). If Borderless Poster Print
is selected, the sheets can be joined without trimming the edges, but because the
portions outside the edges of the paper will be lost, the joins may be imperfect.
Folded Double-Side (Windows only)
1. In the printer driver’s Layout tab, select Page Layout. Next, select Folded
Double-Side and click the Settings button.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. In the Folded Double-Side Setting dialog, select the Binding Edge and Binding
Margin.
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3. Check other settings, and then start printing.
N-up
Note:
O In Windows, you cannot use the N-up printing function when performing borderless printing.
O
In Windows, you can use the Reduce/Enlarge function (Fit to Page) to print the data on
different sizes of paper.
See “Printing at Non-Standard Sizes” on page 100.
Windows
1. In the printer driver’s Layout tab, select Page Layout. Next, select N-up and click the
Settings button.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. In the Print Layout dialog, select the Number of pages per sheet and Page Order.
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If the Print page frames check box is selected, page frames are printed on each page.
3. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Mac OS X
1. When the Print screen is displayed, select Layout from the list, and then specify the
number of pages per sheet and so on.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
Note:
You can print frames around arranged pages using the Border function.
2. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Poster (Windows only)
1. In the printer driver’s Layout tab, select Page Layout. Next, select Poster and click the
Settings button.
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See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. In the Poster Settings dialog, select the Number of panels.
3. Enable or disable borderless printing.
When borderless is selected:
Select Borderless Poster Print.
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Note:
O If Borderless Poster Print is grayed out, the selected paper or the size does not
support borderless printing.
See “Supported Media Sizes for Borderless Printing” on page 107 or “Epson Special
Media Table” on page 224.
O
If Single Cut or Double Cut is selected for Auto Cut, the paper will be cut 1 or
2 mm inside the image, resulting in imperfect joins.
When with margins is selected:
Clear Borderless Poster Print.
Note:
Regarding the size after joining together:
If Borderless Poster Print is not selected, a Print Cutting Guides option will be
displayed.
The finished size is the same whether or not Trim Lines is selected. However, if
Overlapping Alignment Marks is selected, the finished size is smaller with an
overlap.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Joining Poster Sheets with Printed Borders
If Overlapping Alignment Marks is selected, join guides (indicated by the lines drawn
through and around the X marks in the illustration below) will be printed on each sheet.
Note:
If the output is in color, the join guides will be in blue and the cut guides in red; otherwise, all the
guides will be printed in black.
The following describes how to join four printed pages together.
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1. Ready the two top sheets and trim the excess from the left sheet by cutting along the
line joining the two join guides (the centers of the X marks).
2. Lay the upper left sheet on top of upper right sheet. Line up the X marks as shown in
the illustration below, and temporarily fasten them using an adhesive tape on the back.
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3. With the two sheets overlapping, trim the excess by cutting along the line joining the two
cut guides (the lines to the left of the X marks).
4. Rejoin the two sheets.
Use an adhesive tape to stick the backs of the sheets together.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the lower sheets.
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6. Trim the bottom from the upper sheets by cutting along the line joining the join guides
(the centers of the X marks).
7. Lay the upper sheet on top of the lower sheet. Line up the X marks as shown in the
illustration below, and temporarily fasten them using an adhesive tape on the back.
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8. With the two sheets overlapping, trim the excess by cutting along the line joining the two
cut guides (the lines above the X marks).
9. Join the upper and lower sheets together.
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Use an adhesive tape to stick the backs of the sheets together.
10. After joining all the sheets, trim off the borders by cutting along the cut guides (outside
the X marks).
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Printing Multiple Documents (the Layout Manager)
(Windows Only)
Documents created in different applications can be printed together in your choice of
layout. The Layout Manager can be used to improve efficiency and conserve paper.
Sample Multi-Document Layout
Sample Free Vertical/Horizontal Layout
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Setting Procedures for Printing
1. Open the file you want to print in your application.
2. In the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab, select Layout Manager and in the Size
Settings area select the Paper Size chosen for the document in the source application.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
Note:
The Paper Size is the size of the document in the Layout Manager. The actual
printing paper size is set in the screen in step 6.
3. Click OK. When printing with an application, the Layout Manager screen opens.
The print data is not printed, but one page is placed on the paper of the Layout Manager
screen as one object.
4. Leaving the Layout Manager screen open, repeat steps 1 to 3 until all the documents
have been added to the layout.
The objects are added to the Layout Manager screen.
5. Arrange the objects on the Layout Manager screen.
Objects can be dragged to new positions and resized; in addition, they can be
rearranged or rotated using the options in the Object menu.
The overall size and placement of the objects can be changed using the Preferences
and Arrangement options in the File menu.
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See the Layout Manager screen help for more details on each function.
6. Click Properties in the File menu and adjust printer settings in the printer driver dialog.
Check the Media Settings and choose a Print Quality.
7. Click the File menu on the Layout Manager screen, and then click Print.
Printing starts.
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Saving and Recalling Settings
You can save the Layout Manager screen arrangement and setting contents to a file. If you
need to close your application in the middle of a job, you can save it to a file and then open
it later to continue your work.
Saving
1. On the Layout Manager screen, click File menu and then Save As.
2. Enter the file name, select the location, and then click Save.
3. Close the Layout Manager screen.
Opening saved files
1. Right-click the Utility shortcut icon on the Windows Taskbar (
Manager on the menu displayed.
), and then click Layout
The Layout Manager screen is displayed.
If the Utility shortcut icon is not displayed on the Windows Taskbar, see “Overview of
the Utility Tab” on page 155.
2. On the Layout Manager screen, click File menu and then Open.
3. Select the location and open the required file.
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Chapter 5
Color Management Printing
About Color Management
Even when using the same image data, the original image and the displayed image may
look different, and the printed results may look different from the image you see on the
display. This occurs due to the difference in characteristics when input devices such as
scanners and digital cameras capture colors as electronic data, and when output devices
such as display screens and printers reproduce colors from the color data. The color
management system is a means to adjust differences in color conversion characteristics
among input and output devices. As well as applications for image processing, each
operating system is equipped with a color management system, such as ICM for Windows
and ColorSync for Mac OS X.
In a color management system, a color definition file called a "Profile" is used to perform
color matching between devices. (This file is also called an ICC profile.) The profile of an
input device is called an input profile (or source profile), and of an output device, such as a
printer, is called a printer profile (or output profile). A profile is prepared for each media type
in this printer’s driver.
The color conversion areas by the input device and the color reproduction area by the
output device differ. As a result, there are color areas that do not match even when
performing color matching using a profile. In addition to specifying profiles, the color
management system also specifies conversion conditions for areas where color matching
failed as "intent". The name and type of intent vary depending on the color management
system you are using.
You cannot match the colors on the printed results and display by color management
between the input device and the printer. To match both colors, you need to perform color
management between the input device and the display as well.
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Color Management Print Settings
You can perform color management printing using this printer’s printer driver in the
following two ways.
Choose the best method according to the application you are using, the operating system
environment, the aim of the printout and so on.
Setting color management with the applications
This method is for printing from applications that support color management. All color
management processes are carried out by the application’s color management system.
This method is useful when you want to obtain the same color management print results
using a common application among different operating system environments. See “Setting
Color Management with the Applications” on page 138.
Setting color management with the printer driver
The printer driver uses the operating system’s color management system and carries out
all color management processes. You can make color management settings in the printer
driver using the following two methods.
O
Host ICM (Windows)/ColorSync (Mac OS X)
Set when printing from applications that support color management. This is effective in
producing similar print results from different applications under the same operating
systems. For Windows, see “Color management printing by Host ICM (Windows)” on
page 140. For Mac OS X, see “Color management printing by ColorSync (Mac OS X)”
on page 142.
O
Driver ICM (Windows only)
This allows you to perform color management printing from applications that do not
support color management. See “Color management printing by Driver ICM (Windows
only)” on page 143.
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Setting profiles
Settings for the input profile, printer profile, and intent (matching method) vary between
three types of color management printing since their color management engines are used
differently. This is because color management usage differs between the engines. Make
settings in the printer driver or application as described in the following table.
Input profile settings
Printer profile
settings
Intent settings
Driver ICM
(Windows)
Printer Driver
Printer Driver
Printer Driver
Host ICM
(Windows)
Application
Printer Driver
Printer Driver
ColorSync (Mac OS X)
Application
Printer Driver
Application
Applications
Application
Application
Application
Printer profiles for each paper type that is needed when performing color management are
installed with the printer’s printer driver. You can select the profile from the printer driver’s
settings screen.
See the following for detailed information.
“Color management printing by Driver ICM (Windows only)” on page 143.
“Color management printing by Host ICM (Windows)” on page 140.
“Color management printing by ColorSync (Mac OS X)” on page 142.
“Setting Color Management with the Applications” on page 138.
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Setting Color Management with the Applications
Print using applications with a color management function. Make the color management
settings in the application and disable the printer driver’s color adjustment function.
1. Make color management settings in the applications.
Example of Adobe Photoshop CS5
Open the Print screen.
Select Color Management and then Document. Select Photoshop Manages Colors
as the Color Handling setting, select the Printer Profile and the Rendering Intent,
and then click Print.
2. Display the printer driver’s settings screen (Windows) or Print screen (Mac OS X).
Make printer driver settings.
For Windows
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
For Mac OS X
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
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3. Set color management to off.
For Windows
In the Printer Settings tab, select Advanced Settings in the Print Quality area and
choose Off (No Color Management) for Color Mode.
Note:
When using Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later and
.NET 3.0), Off (No Color Management) is automatically selected.
For Mac OS X
Choose Printer Settings from the list and select Advanced Settings for Mode. Select
Off (No Color Management) for Color Mode.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Setting Color Management with the Printer Driver
Color management printing by Host ICM (Windows)
Use image data in which an input profile has been embedded. Also, the application must
support ICM.
1. Make the settings for color adjustment using the application.
Depending on the type of the application, make the settings following the table below.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 or later
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 or later
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1 or later
OS
Color Management Settings
Windows 7
Printer Manages Colors
Windows Vista
Windows XP
(Service Pack 2 or later and
.NET 3.0 or later)
Windows XP
(other than the above)
No Color Management
In other applications, set No Color Management.
Note:
For information on supported platforms, see the website for the application in
question.
Example of Adobe Photoshop CS5
Open the Print screen.
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Select Color Management and then Document. Select Printer Manages Colors as
the Color Handling setting, and then click Print.
When using applications without a color management function, start from step 2.
2. In the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab, select Advanced Settings for Print Quality,
then select ICM for Color Mode and click Settings.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
3. Select Host ICM.
When Epson special media is selected for Media Type in the Printer Settings tab, the
printer profile corresponding to the media type is automatically selected and displayed
in the Printer Profile Description box.
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To change the profile, select Show all profiles at the bottom.
4. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Color management printing by ColorSync (Mac OS X)
Use image data in which an input profile has been embedded. Also, the application must
support ColorSync.
Note:
Depending on the application, color management printing by ColorSync may not be supported.
1. Disable the color management functions in the application.
2. Display the Print screen.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
3. Select Color Matching from the list, and then click ColorSync.
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4. Choose Printer Settings from the list and select Advanced Settings for Mode. Select
Off (No Color Management) for Color Mode.
5. Check other settings, and then start printing.
Color management printing by Driver ICM (Windows only)
The printer driver uses its own printer profiles to perform color management. You can use
the following two color correction methods.
O
Driver ICM (Basic)
Specify one type of profile and intent for processing the entire image data.
O
Driver ICM (Advanced)
The printer driver distinguishes the image data into the Image, Graphics, and Text
areas. Specify three types of profiles and intents for processing each area.
When using applications featuring a color management function
Make the settings for color processing using the application before making printer driver
settings.
Depending on the type of the application, make the settings following the table below.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 or later
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 or later
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1 or later
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OS
Color Management Settings
Windows 7
Printer Manages Colors
Windows Vista
Windows XP
(Service Pack 2 or later and .NET
3.0 or later)
Windows XP (other than the
above)
No Color Management
In other applications, set No Color Management.
Note:
For information on supported platforms, see the website for the application in question.
Example of Adobe Photoshop CS5
Open the Print screen.
Select Color Management and then Document. Select Printer Manages Colors as the
Color Handling setting, and then click Print.
1. In the printer driver’s Printer Settings tab, select Advanced Settings for Print Quality,
then select ICM for Color Mode and click Settings.
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See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
2. From ICM Mode in the ICM screen, select Driver ICM (Basic) or Driver ICM
(Advanced). If you select Driver ICM (Advanced), you can specify the profiles and
intent for each image such as photos, graphics, and text data.
Intent
Explanation
Saturation
Keeps the current saturation unchanged and converts the data.
Perceptual
Converts the data so that a more visually natural image is produced.
This feature is used when a wider gamut of color is used for image data.
Relative
Colorimetric
Converts the data so that a set of color gamut and white point (or color
temperature) coordinates in the original data match their
corresponding print coordinates. This feature is used for many types of
color matching.
Absolute
Colorimetric
Assigns absolute color gamut coordinates to the original and print data
and converts the data. Therefore, color tone adjustment is not
performed on any white point (or color temperature) for the original or
print data. This feature is used for special purposes such as logo color
printing.
3. Check other settings, and then start printing.
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Chapter 6
Tips for Using the Printer Driver (Windows)
Displaying the Settings Screen
You can access the printer driver in the following ways:
O
From Windows applications
See “Basic Printing Methods (Windows)” on page 71.
O
From the Printer icon
From the Printer icon
Follow the steps below when specifying common settings among applications or
performing printer maintenance, such as Nozzle Check or Head Cleaning.
1. Open the Printer or Printers and Faxes folder.
For Windows 7:
Click
and then Devices and Printers.
For Windows Vista:
Click
, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, and then Printer.
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For Windows XP:
Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, and then Printers and
Faxes.
Note:
If your Windows XP Control Panel is in Classic View, click Start, Control Panel,
and then Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing preferences.
The printer driver dialog will be displayed.
Make the necessary settings. These settings become the default settings of the printer
driver.
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Displaying Help
You can access the printer driver help in the following ways:
O
Click Help
O
Right-click on the item you want to check and display
Click the Help Button to Display
By displaying help, you can use the contents page or keyword search to read the help.
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Right-click on the item you want to check and display
Right-click the item, and then click Help.
Note:
In Windows XP, click
on the title bar, and then click the help item you want to view.
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Customizing the Printer Driver
You can save the settings or change the display items as you prefer.
Saving various settings as your Select Settings
All printer driver settings can be saved to Select Setting. In addition, Select Setting
contains pre-defined settings recommended for a variety of common situations.
Recall Select Setting to increase efficiency if you often print at the same settings.
1. In the Printer Settings, Layout, and Advanced tabs, select the settings you wish to save
to Select Setting.
2. Click Save/Del.
3. Enter any name in the Name box, and then click Save.
You can save up to 100 settings. You can choose a setting you have registered from the
Select Setting list box.
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Note:
You can save the settings as a file by clicking Export. You can share the settings by clicking
Import to import the saved file on another computer.
Adding Media Types
Select Print Quality and Media Settings for the type of media you wish to add and save
it as a custom media type. The custom media type will be added to the Media Type menu
in the Media Settings area.
1. In the Printer Settings tab, select Advanced Settings and adjust settings as desired.
Note:
You cannot add a custom media type if Select Target is selected in the Print
Quality area.
2. Click Advanced Media Control in the Advanced tab.
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3. Adjust settings for the new custom media and click OK.
4. Click Custom Settings in the Advanced tab.
5. Enter any name in the Name box, and then click Save.
You can save up to 100 settings. You can choose a setting you have registered from the
Media Type list box.
Note:
You can save the settings as a file by clicking Export. You can share the settings by clicking
Import to import the saved file on another computer.
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Rearranging display items
To display frequently used items right away, you can arrange Select Setting, Media Type,
and Paper Size as follows.
O
Hide unnecessary items.
O
Rearrange in an order of most frequent use.
O
Arrange in groups (folders).
1. Go to the Utility tab and click Menu Arrangement.
2. Select Edit Item.
3. Order or group items in the List box.
O
You can move and order items by dragging and dropping.
O
To add a new group (folder), click Add Group.
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O
To delete a group (folder), click Delete Group.
O
Drag and drop unnecessary items to Not Display.
Note:
When Delete Group is performed, the group (folder) is deleted, however the items
in the deleted group (folder) remain.
4. Click Save.
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Overview of the Utility Tab
The printer driver’s Utility tab provides access to the following.
O
Nozzle Check
This function prints a nozzle check pattern to check if the print head nozzles are
clogged. If you see banding or gaps in the printouts, perform head cleaning to clear any
clogged nozzles.
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
O
Head Cleaning
If you see banding or gaps in the printouts, perform head cleaning. Cleans the surface
of the print head to improve the print quality.
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
O
Print Head Alignment
If the print results appear grainy or out of focus, perform Print Head Alignment. The
Print Head Alignment function corrects print head gaps.
See “Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head Alignment)” on page 189.
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O
EPSON Status Monitor 3
You can check the printer’s status, such as the remaining ink level and error messages,
from the computer’s screen.
O
Monitoring Preferences
You can select the error notifications displayed on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 screen,
or register a shortcut for the Utility icon to the Taskbar.
Note:
If you select the Shortcut Icon on the Monitoring Preferences screen, the Utility shortcut icon is
displayed on the Windows Taskbar.
By right-clicking the icon, you can display the following menu and perform maintenance
functions.
EPSON Status Monitor 3 starts when the printer name is clicked from the displayed menu.
O
Print Queue
You can display the list of all waiting jobs.
On the Print Queue screen, you can view information on the data waiting to be printed,
delete and reprint these jobs.
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O
Speed and Progress
You can set various functions for printer driver basic operations.
O
Menu Arrangement
You can arrange display items, Select Setting, Media Type, and Paper Size, for
example, you can reorder them by the frequency of your access. See “Rearranging
display items” on page 153.
O
Export or Import
You can export or import the printer driver settings. This function is useful when you
want to make the same printer driver settings on multiple computers.
O
EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2
You can update the printer’s firmware and make custom paper settings. See the
EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2 help for details.
Note:
If EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2 and Printer Firmware Update are grayed out, EPSON LFP
Remote Panel 2 is not installed. Install EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2 from the software disc
Software List.
O
Printer Firmware Update
You can update the printer’s firmware to the latest version. See the EPSON LFP
Remote Panel 2 help for details.
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Uninstalling the Printer Driver
Follow the steps below to remove the printer driver and EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2.
Important:
O You must log in with an Administrators group.
O
In Windows 7/Windows Vista, if an Administrator password or confirmation is requested,
enter the password and then continue with the operation.
1. Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable.
2. Go to the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program from the Programs category.
3. Select the software you want to remove and then click Uninstall/Change (or
Change/Remove/Add or remove).
You can remove EPSON Status Monitor 3 and the printer driver by selecting EPSON
SC-XXXXX Printer Uninstall.
Select EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2 to remove EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2.
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4. Select the target printer icon, and then click OK.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue. When the delete confirmation message
appears, click Yes.
Restart the computer if you are reinstalling the printer driver.
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Chapter 7
Tips for Using the Printer Driver (Mac OS X)
Displaying the Settings Screen
The display method of the printer driver setting screen may differ depending on the
application or the OS version.
See “Basic Printing Methods (Mac OS X)” on page 76.
Displaying Help
Click
in the printer driver setting screen to display Help.
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Using Epson Printer Utility 4
You can perform maintenance tasks such as Nozzle Check or Head Cleaning by using
Epson Printer Utility 4. This utility is installed automatically when you install the printer
driver.
Starting Epson Printer Utility 4
Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x:
1. Select System Preferences > Print & Scan (or Print & Fax) from the Apple menu.
2. Select the printer and click Options & Supplies > Utility > Open Printer Utility.
Mac OS X 10.5.8:
1. Select System Preferences > Print & Fax from the Apple menu.
2. Select the printer and click Open Print Queue > Utility.
Epson Printer Utility 4 Functions
You can perform the following maintenance functions from Epson Printer Utility 4.
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O
EPSON Status Monitor
You can check the printer’s status, such as the remaining ink level and error messages,
from the computer’s screen.
O
Nozzle Check
This function prints a nozzle check pattern to check if the print head nozzles are
clogged. If you see banding or gaps in the printouts, perform head cleaning to clear any
clogged nozzles.
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
O
Head Cleaning
If you see banding or gaps in the printouts, perform head cleaning. Cleans the surface
of the print head to improve the print quality.
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
O
Print Head Alignment
If the print results appear grainy or out of focus, perform Print Head Alignment. The
Print Head Alignment function corrects print head gaps.
See “Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head Alignment)” on page 189.
O
EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2
You can update the printer’s firmware and make custom paper settings. See the EPSON
LFP Remote Panel 2 help for details.
O
Printer Firmware Update
You can update the printer’s firmware to the latest version. See the EPSON LFP Remote
Panel 2 help for details.
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Uninstalling the Printer Driver
Before reinstalling or upgrading the printer driver or EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2, uninstall
the affected software.
Use the Uninstaller to uninstall the printer driver.
Downloading the Uninstaller
Download the Uninstaller from the Epson website.
http://www.epson.com/
Using the Uninstaller
Follow the instructions on the Epson website.
Removing EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2
Drag and drop the EPSON Remote Panel 2 folder from the Applications folder into the
Trash.
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Chapter 8
Using the Control Panel Menu
Menu Operations
The steps for displaying the various menus are shown below. The example below shows
the steps for accessing the Paper menu.
*1 Available when optional hard disk unit is installed.
*2 Standard menu (displayed if optional hard disk unit is not installed).
*3 After pressing the OK button to select the highlighted option, press the y button to return to the previous
menu. Press the W button to exit.
Displayed only when a scanner is connected
Start copying
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Menu List
The items and options available in the menu are described below. See the reference pages
for more details on each item.
,
Print Queues menu
See “Print Queues menu” on page 170.
Menu item
Description
Print Queue
XXXXXXXXXXX (name of queued
print job)
Lists the Waiting Job Name, User, Estimated Start
Time, Estimated Print Time, and Printing
Availability.
Hold Queue
View Hold
Queue
Lists the Paused Job Name, User, Paper Type,
Source, Size, and Reason For Hold.
Saved Job
Queue
XXXXXXXXXXX
(name of held
print job)
Resume All Jobs
Press OK to start printing.
XXXXXXXXXXX (name of stored
print job)
Lists the Stored Job Name, User, Length, Pages,
Paper Type, Copies, Source, Size, and Estimated
Print Time.
Press OK to resume printing.
Print Job Log Sheet
.
Press OK to start printing.
Paper menu
See “Paper menu” on page 171.
Menu item
Load/Remove
Paper
Description
Remove Paper
Displays instructions for removing the paper.
Roll Paper
Displays instructions for loading the paper.
Cut Sheet (up to 0.8 mm thick)
Poster Board
Select Paper
Type
Photo Paper
Lists supported Epson media.
Matte Paper
Plain Paper
Others
Custom Paper
Lists the names of user-defined custom paper
types.
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Menu item
Custom Paper
Setting
Description
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
(name of
custom
paper type)
Select
Reference
Paper
Photo Paper
Lists supported Epson
media.
Matte Paper
Plain Paper
Others
No Paper Selected
Platen Gap
Narrow, Standard, Wide, Wider
Detect Paper
Thickness
Press OK to start printing.
Paper Feed
Adjust
Pattern
Press OK to start
printing.
Value
–0.70 to +0.70%
Paper Suction
–4 to 0
Roll Paper
Tension
Normal, High, Extra High
Remove Skew
On, Off
Setting Name
22 characters or less (letters, numbers, and
symbols)
Restore Settings
Yes, No
Print Paper List
-
No Paper Selected
Press OK to start printing.
Maintenance menu
See “Maintenance menu” on page 174.
Menu item
Description
Nozzle Check
Press OK to start printing.
Head Cleaning
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Menu item
Head
Alignment
Description
Auto (Uni-D)
Press OK to start printing/alignment.
Auto (Bi-D)
Manual (Uni-D)
Press OK to start printing.
Manual (Bi-D)
Cutter
Maintenance
/
Adjust Cut Position
–3 to 3 mm
Replace Cutter
Press OK to start move.
Setup menu
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
Menu item
Printer Setup
Description
Roll Paper
Setup
Advanced
Settings
Printer Status
Auto Cut
On, Off
Refresh Margin
On, Off
Page Line
On, Off
Roll Paper
Margin
Normal, Top15 mm/Bottom15 mm, Top
35 mm/Bottom 15 mm, Top 45 mm/Bottom
15 mm, 3 mm, 15 mm
Roll Paper
Remaining
On, Off
Remaining Alert
1 to 15 m (4 to 50 ft)
Roll Paper
Tension
Low, Normal, High, Extra High
Less Head
Scuffing
On, Off
Drying Time Per
Page
0 to 60 minutes
Paper Size
Check
On, Off
Media Skew
Check
On, Off
Store Held Job
On, Off
Restore Settings
Yes, No
Firmware Version
xxxxxxx,x.xx,xxxx
Option Status
Displays the options connected.
Show Total Prints
XXXXXXX m2 (XXXXXX ft2)
Print Status Sheet
Press OK to start printing.
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Menu item
Network
Setup
Power
Settings
Preference
Administrator
Menu
Description
IP Address Setting
Auto
-
Panel
IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default
Gateway
Print Status Sheet
Press OK to start printing.
Restore Settings
Yes, No
Sleep Mode
5 to 180 minutes
Power Off Timer
Off, 1 to 24 hours
Restore Settings
Yes, No
Language
Lists the supported languages.
Unit: Length
m, ft/in
Alert Lamp Setting
On, Off
Change Password
Enter a password.
Operational
Control
Network Setup
Password Required, No Password Required
Format Hard Disk
Yes, No
Power Cleaning
Manage
HDD
Date And Time
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
Time Zone
Enter the time difference between GMT and
the current time zone.
Reset All Settings
Yes, No
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+
Enlarged Copy menu
This menu is displayed only when a scanner is connected.
See “Enlarged Copy menu” on page 183.
Menu item
Description
Color/B&W
Color, B&W
Auto
A3->Auto, B4->Auto, A4->Auto,
B5->Auto, A5->Auto, LTR->Auto,
4x6->Auto, A4/2->Banner(Auto)
With Border, Borderless
Other Size
Document Size
A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, LTR, 4x6
Output Size
A0, US E, B1, A1, US D, B2, US C, A2, A0 (2 Sheets)
Border
With Border, Borderless
Quality
Draft, Fine
Density
Five options from Light to Dark
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Menu Descriptions
Print Queues menu
Item
Print Queue *
Description
XXXXXXXXXXX (name
of queued print job)
Waiting Job
Name
Lists the estimated start time and time
needed to print the selected job.
User
It also predicts whether the job can be
completed without replacing paper, ink or
the Maintenance Box. Printing can
proceed even if “Can Not Complete” is
displayed. However, the printer may run
out of ink or paper during printing.
Estimated
Start Time
Estimated
Print Time
Printing
Availability
Remote Manager and the LFP HDD Utility
display the reason for the “Can Not
Complete” message and allow you to hold
or cancel the job.
See “The Purpose of the Hard Disk Unit” on
page 87.
The printer will only predict availability on
the basis of the amount of paper remaining
if On is selected for Roll Paper Remaining.
The printer will not predict availability on
the basis of the amount of ink remaining
when documents are printed using LFP Print
Plug-In for Office or EPSON CopyFactory5.
Hold Queue *
View
Hold
Queue
XXXXXXX
XXXX
(name of
held
print job)
Paused Job
Name
This option is available only if On is selected
for Store Held Job in the Setup menu,
User
Displays the print settings for held jobs and
the reason the job is held.
Paper Type
Source
Size
Reason For
Hold
Jobs that are held because the job print
settings differ from those currently selected
for the printer can be printed as described
below.
(1) Replace the paper and take whatever
other steps may be necessary to ready the
device for printing.
(2) Select Resume All Jobs.
Resume All Jobs
Press the OK button to resume all held jobs currently in the
queue.
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Item
Saved Job
Queue *
Description
XXXXXXXXXXX (name
of stored print job)
Stored Job
Name
Shows the status of the selected stored job
when it was last printed.
User
After viewing the job, press the OK button
to enter the number of copies. Press the
u/d buttons to choose the number of
copies and press the OK button to display
the estimated print time and print
availability. Press the OK button to start
printing.
Length
Pages
Paper Type
Copies
Source
Size
Estimated
Print Time
Print Job Log Sheet
Press the OK button to print the print job log.
* Displayed only when optional hard disk unit is installed.
Paper menu
Item
Description
Load/Remove Paper
Remove
Paper
Press the OK button to view instructions for
removing the paper. Follow the on-screen
instructions to remove the paper.
Instructions are not displayed if no paper is
loaded.
Roll Paper
Cut Sheet
(up to 0.8 mm
thick)
Poster Board
Select
Paper
Type
Photo Paper
Highlight the paper to be loaded and press
the OK button. Follow the on-screen
instructions to load the paper.
If paper is already loaded in the printer, the
instructions for removing the loaded paper
type will be displayed before loading
instructions are shown.
Select the type of paper loaded.
Matte Paper
Plain Paper
Others
Custom Paper
Select the name of the custom paper loaded in the printer.
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Item
Custom
Paper
Setting
Description
XXXXXXXX
XXX
(name of
custom
paper
type)
Select
Reference
Paper
Photo Paper
Matte Paper
You can select the media type that is the
closest to the paper you are using.
Plain Paper
Others
Platen
Gap
No Paper
Selected
Select this option if you do not wish to
specify the paper type.
Narrow
Select the platen gap which is the distance
between the print head and the paper.
Normally, select Standard. Select a wider
setting if printed images are smeared. If,
upon performing head alignment you feel
that it is still not completely aligned, select
Narrow.
Standard
(Default)
Wide
Wider
Detect
Paper
Thickness
Press the OK button to print a pattern to determine the
thickness of the current paper.
Select the pattern number with the least misalignment from
the print results.
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Item
Custom
Paper
Setting
(Cont’d)
Description
XXXXXXXX
XXX
(name of
custom
paper
type)
(Cont’d)
Paper
Feed
Adjust
Pattern
Value
Use this setting if you are unable to resolve
banding issues (horizontal striped lines or
uneven colors) in the standard print area
(for cut sheets, the area excluding the 1 to 2
cm strip at the bottom of the paper) even
after head cleaning or head alignment.
Pattern Selected
Press the OK button to print an adjustment
pattern. Measure the distances between
the “+” symbols in the printed adjustment
pattern.
Use only the distance between the center
symbols or the average of the distances
between the left, center, and right symbols.
After the adjustment pattern is printing, the
length of the pattern will be displayed in the
control panel. Press the u/d buttons to enter
the measured value and press the OK
button.
Value Selected
Choose an adjustment between –0.70 and
+0.70%.
Selecting too small a value causes dark
bands; adjust the amount upward. Similarly,
choosing too large a value causes white
bands; adjust the amount downward.
Paper
Suction
–4 to 0
It is important to choose the appropriate
amount of suction for the paper used in
order to maintain the correct distance
between the paper and the print head.
Choosing too high a value for thin or soft
paper will increase the distance between
the paper and the print head, causing print
quality to decline or preventing the paper
feeding correctly. If this happens, lower the
paper suction. The suction power is
weakened when the parameter is lowered.
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Item
Custom
Paper
Setting
(Cont’d)
Description
XXXXXXXX
XXX
(name of
custom
paper
type)
(Cont’d)
Roll Paper
Tension
Normal
(Default)
Select High or Extra High if the paper
wrinkles during printing.
High
Extra High
Remove
Skew
On (Default)
Off
Select whether to enable (On) or disable
(Off) paper skew reduction.
Setting
Name
Enter a name of up to 22 characters for custom paper
settings. Choose an easy-to-remember name for quick
selection.
Restore
Settings
Yes
Print Paper List
Restore the selected custom paper settings
to default values.
No
Press the OK button to print a list of custom paper settings.
Maintenance menu
Item
Description
Nozzle Check
Press the OK button to print a nozzle check pattern.
Visually inspect the printed pattern and perform
head cleaning if you notice faint or missing areas.
See “Checking for clogged nozzles” on page 184.
Head Cleaning
Inspect the printed pattern and select the check
boxes for patterns with faint or missing areas. To select
all nozzles, place a check in the box on the left.
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
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Item
Description
Head Alignment
Auto (Uni-D)
Auto (Bi-D)
Manual (Uni-D)
Manual (Bi-D)
If print results are grainy or out of focus, perform head
alignment to realign the print head. If Auto is
selected, the printer will scan the printed pattern
during printing and realign the head automatically.
If Manual is selected, a pattern will be printed;
inspect the pattern visually and enter the value you
think appropriate.
See “Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head
Alignment)” on page 189.
Cutter
Maintenance
Adjust Cut Position
–3 to 3 mm
You can fine tune the cut position
when printing to roll paper with no
margins in all directions. The cut
position can be adjusted in
increments of 0.2 mm.
Replace Cutter
Moves the cutter to the replacement position so it
can be replaced. Press the OK button to move the
cutter to the replacement position. The paper must
be removed before the cutter can be replaced.
Remove the paper before proceeding. See
“Replacing the Cutter” on page 197.
Setup menu
Selecting Administrator Menu displays a password prompt. No password is entered at
shipment; press the OK button to proceed. If the administrator password has been
changed, enter the administrator password.
Item
Printer Setup
Description
Roll Paper
Setup
Auto Cut
On (Default)
Off
Refresh
Margin
On (Default)
Off
Choose On to automatically cut
roll paper using the built-in cutter
as each page is printed, Off to
disable auto paper cutting. The
setting selected with the printer
driver takes priority when the
printer driver is used.
If On is selected during
borderless printing, the printer will
automatically trim the leading
edge to remove any ink stains
that may have been left by the
previous copy; to disable this
feature, choose Off.
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Item
Printer Setup
(Cont’d)
Description
Roll Paper
Setup
(Cont’d)
Page Line
On (Default)
Off
If Auto Cut is Off, you can choose
to print (On) or not print (Off) cut
lines on roll paper. Cut lines are
not printed if Auto Cut is On or
when cut sheets or poster board
is used.
Note, however, that if the roll
width selected with the
computer is narrower than the
paper loaded in the printer, cut
lines will be printed regardless of
the option selected for Auto Cut.
The setting selected with the
printer driver takes priority when
the printer driver is used.
Roll Paper
Margin
Normal (Default)
Top 15 mm/Bottom
15 mm
Top 35 mm/ Bottom
15 mm
Top 45 mm/Bottom
15 mm
When set to Normal, the top and
bottom margins are 15 mm, and
the left and right margins are 3
mm.
Except for 15 mm, the left and
right margins for all other settings
are 3 mm.
See “Printable Area” on page
81.
3 mm
15 mm
Roll Paper
Remaining
On (Default)
Off
Select whether to display/record
(On) or not to display/record
(Off) the amount of remaining
roll paper. The following options
can be made available by
selecting On and entering the
length of the roll.
Amount of roll paper remaining
When the roll is removed, a
barcode will automatically be
printed on the roll stating the
length remaining, the value
selected for the roll remaining
alert, and the paper type.
The barcode is automatically
read and settings adjusted the
next time the paper is used,
improving efficiency when
multiple rolls of paper are used.
Printing Availability
The printer will estimate printing
availability based on the length
of the roll.
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Item
Printer Setup
(Cont’d)
Description
Roll Paper
Setup
(Cont’d)
Remaining
Alert
Advanced
Settings
Roll Paper
Tension
1 to 15 m (4 to 50 ft)
Displayed when On is selected
for Roll Paper Remaining.
Set within a range from 1 to 15 m
(4 to 50 ft) to display a warning
when the amount of remaining
roll paper drops below that limit.
You can set in 0.5 m (1 ft)
increments.
Low
Normal (Default)
High
Extra High
Select High or Extra High if the
paper wrinkles during printing.
Roll Paper Tension can be
specified separately for each
paper type using the Custom
Paper Setting option in the Paper
menu.
When Custom Paper is chosen
for Select Paper Type, the printer
will use the value selected for
Roll Paper Tension in the Custom
Paper Setting.
This setting takes effect if no
custom roll paper tension is
specified.
Less Head
Scuffing
Drying
Time Per
Page
On
Off (Default)
0 to 60 minutes
If the paper is thick, the print
head may scuff the print surface.
Choose On to prevent scuffing.
This option can be used to
temporarily change the value
selected for Custom Paper
Setting > Platen Gap in the Paper
menu. Note, however, that On
has no effect when Wider is
selected for Platen Gap.
Specify how long the printer
pauses to allow the ink to dry
after printing each page;
choose from values between 0
and 60 minutes. Depending on
the ink density or paper type, the
ink may take a while to dry. If the
ink blurs on the paper, set a
longer time for drying the ink.
The longer the drying time, the
more time required for printing.
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Item
Printer Setup
(Cont’d)
Description
Advanced
Settings
(Cont’d)
Paper Size
Check
On (Default)
Off
Paper
Skew
Check
On (Default)
Store Held
Job
On
Off
Off (Default)
Choose whether the printer
automatically detects (On) or
does not detect (Off) the paper
width. Try choosing Off if a paper
setting error is displayed when
the paper is correctly loaded.
Note, however, that the printer
may print outside the paper
when Off is selected. If it prints
beyond the edges of the paper,
the inside of the printer becomes
dirty with ink. We generally
recommend to operate with this
setting set to On.
If On is selected, an error will be
displayed in the control panel
and printing will stop if the paper
is skewed; select Off to disable
this feature. On is recommended
in most circumstances as
skewed paper may cause the
printer to jam.
This item is available when an
optional hard disk unit is installed.
If On is selected, print jobs that
require a paper type, source, or
output paper size (width) that
differs from those currently
selected with the printer will be
saved as held jobs; select Off to
disable this feature.
If Off is selected, an error will be
displayed and printing will stop if
the source selected for the print
job does not match that
selected with the printer.
If On is selected, printing will not
stop if an error occurs; instead,
jobs with non-matching settings
will be saved to the hard disk unit
as held jobs. Held jobs can be
printed from the Print Queues
menu after the printer has been
readied by, for example, loading
the correct type of paper.
See “The Purpose of the Hard
Disk Unit” on page 87.
Restore Settings
Yes
No
Select Yes to restore all printer
settings to default values.
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Item
Printer Status
Description
Firmware Version
xxxxxxx,x.xx,xxxx
You can see the firmware
version.
Option Status
Lists the optional accessories currently connected to
the printer and available for use.
Show Total Prints
XXXXXXX m2
(XXXXXX ft2)
Print Status Sheet
Press the OK button to print a list of current printer
settings.
View the total area printed
(six-figure maximum).
Choose this option to view settings at a glance.
Network
Setup
IP Address Setting
Auto (Default)
Panel
Select whether to use DHCP to
set the IP address (Auto), or to set
the address manually (Panel).
Choose Panel to enter the IP
address, Subnet Mask, and
Default Gateway. Contact your
system administrator for detailed
information.
Print Status Sheet
Press the OK button to print a list of network settings.
Choose this option to view network settings at a
glance.
Restore Settings
Yes
No
Select Yes to restore all network
settings to default values.
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Item
Power
Settings
Description
Sleep Mode
5 to 180 minutes
The printer enters sleep mode
automatically when there are no
errors, no print jobs being
received, and no control panel
or other operations are
performed for the selected
period. Use this option to choose
the period before the printer
enters sleep mode.
See “Turning Off the Power Using
Power Off Timer” on page 83.
Power Off Timer
Off
Off, 1 to 24 hours
The printer turns off
automatically when there are no
errors, no print jobs being
received, and no control panel
or other operations are
performed for eight hours.
The delay before the printer turns
off can be selected from values
between 1 and 24 hours in
increments of 1 hour.
Choose Off to prevent the printer
turning off automatically.
Restore Settings
Yes
No
Preference
Select Yes to restore all Power
Settings to default values.
Language
Japanese, English,
French, Italian,
German,
Portuguese,
Spanish, Dutch,
Russian, Korean,
Chinese
Select the language used on the
control panel’s screen.
Unit: Length
m (Default)
Select the unit of length which is
displayed on the control panel’s
screen or printed on the
patterns.
ft/in
Alert Lamp Setting
On (Default)
Off
Choose whether the large alert
lamp lights (On) or does not light
(Off) when an error occurs.
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Item
Administrator
Menu
Description
Change Password
Enter an administrator password of up to 20 characters.
Selecting Administrator Menu displays a password
prompt. The Administrator Menu will only be displayed if
the correct password is entered, preventing
non-administrators from accidentally changing
settings.
Keep the password in a safe place.
Should you forgot the password, contact your dealer or
Epson Support.
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Item
Administrator
Menu
(Cont’d)
Description
Operational
Control
Network
Setup
Password Required
No Password
Required (Default)
Choose whether the
administrator password is
required to access Network
Setup from the control panel or
Remote Manager.
Power Cleaning
Inspect the printed pattern and select the check boxes
for patterns with faint or missing areas. To select all
nozzles, place a check in the box on the left.
Manage
HDD
Format
Hard Disk
Yes
No
Select Yes to format the optional
hard disk unit currently attached
to the printer.
Formatting the hard disk unit
deletes all stored print jobs.
Hard disk units that have been
used with other printers must be
formatted before they can be
used this printer.
Date And Time
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
Set the printer’s built-in clock.
The printer clock provides the
times that appear in printouts of
job information and printer
status.
Time Zone
Enter the difference between the current time zone
and GMT.
The selected time zone is used in e-mail notifications
sent by Remote Manager when an error occurs.
Reset All Settings
Yes
No
Select Yes to restore defaults for
all settings except the Date And
Time, Language, and Unit:
Length options in the Setup
menu.
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Enlarged Copy menu
The Enlarged Copy menu is displayed when a scanner is connected.
Item
Description
Color/B&W
Color (Default)
B&W
Auto
A3->Auto, B4->Auto,
A4->Auto, B5->Auto,
A5->Auto, LTR->Auto,
4x6->Auto,
A4/2->Banner(Auto)
With Border
(Default)
Borderless
Choose whether to copy in color or in
black and white.
Document sizes are listed to the left of
the arrows. The copy is enlarged to fit
the width of the roll currently loaded in
the printer. The maximum size is 914 mm
(36 inches). If a roll wider than 36 inches
is loaded in the SureColor T7000, the
maximum size is still 36 inches.
To print without borders, select
Borderless.
The sizes available vary with the
scanner.
Other Size
Document
Size
A3, B4, A4, B5,
A5, LTR, 4x6
Select the size of the original document
when copying at other sizes.
The sizes available vary with the
scanner.
Output Size
A0, US E, B1, A1,
US D, B2, US C,
A2, A0
(2 Sheets)
Choose the output size when copying
at other sizes.
A0(2Sheets) is available only with the
SureColor T3000.
A0 is available only with the SureColor
T5000/SureColor T7000.
Border
With Border
Borderless
Quality
Draft
To print without borders, select
Borderless.
Choose copy quality and print speed.
Fine
Density
Five options
from Light to
Dark
Choose copy density.
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Chapter 9
Maintenance
Adjusting the Print Head
You need to adjust the print head if white lines appear in your printouts or if you notice the
print quality has declined. You can perform the following printer maintenance functions for
maintaining the print head in good condition to ensure the best print quality.
Carry out appropriate maintenance depending on the print results and situation.
Checking for clogged nozzles
Perform a nozzle check to check for clogs if the printer has not been used for an extended
period or before important print jobs. Visually inspect the printed check pattern and clean
the print head if you notice faint or missing areas.
Cleaning the print head
Clean the print head if you notice faint or missing areas in printed documents. Cleans the
surface of the print head to improve the print quality. Choose normal or power cleaning
according to the level of cleaning required.
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
Normal cleaning is recommended in most circumstances. Use power cleaning if the
nozzles remain clogged after normal cleaning has been performed several times.
Adjusting the print head position (Print head alignment)
Perform Head Alignment if lines are misaligned or print results are grainy. The Head
Alignment function corrects print misalignments.
See “Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head Alignment)” on page 189.
Checking for clogged nozzles
Nozzle Check
Nozzle checks can be performing from a computer or using the printer’s control panel.
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From the computer
Explanations in this section use the Windows printer driver as an example.
Use Epson Printer Utility 4 for Mac OS X.
See “Epson Printer Utility 4 Functions” on page 161.
1. Make sure that the roll paper or a cut sheet of A4 size or larger is loaded in the printer.
Make sure you set the paper source and media type correctly according to the paper
you use.
2. Click Nozzle Check from the Utility tab in the printer driver’s Properties (or Printing
preferences) screen.
3. Click Print.
The nozzle check pattern is printed.
4. Check the nozzle check pattern.
If there is no problem: click Finish.
If there is a problem: click Clean.
After printing a nozzle check pattern, make sure that the nozzle check pattern printing
is complete before printing your data or cleaning the print head.
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From the printer
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Make sure that the roll paper or a cut sheet of A4 size or larger is loaded in the printer.
Make sure you set the paper source and media type correctly according to the paper
you use.
2. Confirm that the printer is ready to print. Press the " button.
The Maintenance menu will be displayed.
3. Confirm that Nozzle Check is highlighted and press the OK button.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
4. Press the OK button to print a check pattern.
Review the printed check pattern while referring to the following section.
Example of clean nozzles
There are no gaps in the nozzle check pattern.
Example of clogged nozzles
If there are areas missing from the pattern, select Head Cleaning and clean the print
head. See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
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Cleaning the print head
Although head cleaning can be performed from the computer or the printer, the cleaning
procedures differ as explained below.
O
From the computer
All nozzles are cleaned.
O
From the printer
You can clean all nozzles or select for cleaning only those nozzles for which the printed
nozzle check pattern indicates a problem.
Notes on head cleaning
Note the following points when performing head cleaning.
O
Clean the print head only if print quality declines; for example, if the printout is blurry or
the color is incorrect or missing. Ink is consumed when head cleaning is performed.
O
Cleaning all nozzles consumes some of each color of ink. Even if you are using only
black inks for black and white printing, color inks are also consumed.
O
When repeating head cleaning in a short time period, the Maintenance Box may fill up
quickly due to a small amount of ink evaporation in the Maintenance Box. Prepare a
spare Maintenance Box if there is not enough empty space in the box.
O
If the nozzles are still clogged after cleaning the print head several times, we
recommend trying power cleaning.
O
Power cleaning consumes more ink than normal head cleaning. Check the remaining
ink level in advance, and prepare a new ink cartridge before you start cleaning if the ink
is low.
O
If the nozzles are still clogged after performing power cleaning, turn off the printer and
leave it overnight or longer. When left for some time, the clogged ink may dissolve.
If the nozzles are still clogged, contact your dealer or Epson Support.
Cleaning the print head
From the computer
Explanations in this section use the Windows printer driver as an example.
Use Epson Printer Utility 4 for Mac OS X.
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See “Using Epson Printer Utility 4” on page 161.
1. Click Head Cleaning from the Utility tab in the printer driver’s Properties (or Printing
preferences) screen.
2. Click Start.
Head cleaning starts and it takes about one to ten minutes.
3. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern.
Confirm the nozzle check pattern.
If any segments are missing in the nozzle check pattern, click Clean.
From the printer
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Confirm that the printer is ready to print. Press the " button.
The Maintenance menu will be displayed.
2. Press the d/u buttons to highlight Head Cleaning and press the OK button.
You will be prompted to choose nozzle rows.
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3. Select nozzle rows for cleaning.
Press the l/r buttons to highlight numbers corresponding to check patterns with faint
or missing segments and press the d/u button to select.
You can select multiple nozzle rows.
To select all nozzles, place a check in the box on the left.
4. Pressing the OK button displays a confirmation message. Press the OK button to start
head cleaning.
A confirmation message is displayed when cleaning is complete.
5. To print a check pattern and check the status of the clog, press the d/u buttons to
highlight Nozzle Check and press the OK button.
To exit without performing a nozzle check, highlight Exit and press the OK button.
Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head Alignment)
Because there is a small distance between the print head and paper, misalignment may
occur due to humidity or temperature, the inertial force of the print head’s movements, or
by moving the print head bidirectionally. This may result in grainy prints or lines that are
incorrectly placed. When this happens, perform Head Alignment to correct the print
misalignment.
Although Head Alignment can be performed from the computer or the printer, the
alignment procedures differ as explained below.
O
From the printer
Head alignment can be performed automatically or manually.
In auto adjustment, the sensor reads the adjustment pattern while it is printing, and
automatically registers the optimum adjustment value to the printer.
Auto head alignment takes about 30 minutes to complete.
In manual adjustment, you need to check the pattern and enter the optimum adjustment
value for alignment. Manual alignment can be used with cut sheets or other paper that
does not support auto alignment or if auto alignment does not fix the problem
completely.
Printing the pattern for manual head alignment takes from 7 to 11 minutes. The time
required varies with the size of the pattern printed.
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Uni-D and Bi-D head alignment is available in both auto and manual modes. Bi-D is
recommended in most circumstances. Choose Uni-D if Bi-D head alignment does not
completely fix the problem.
O
From the computer
A computer can be used for auto head alignment.
In most cases, head alignment can be performed successfully with just this operation.
We normally recommend this method as this is the simplest method. Auto head
alignment takes about 30 minutes to complete. Manual head alignment can be
performed from the printer’s control panel if you are using cut sheets or other paper that
does not support auto alignment or if auto alignment does to fix the problem completely.
Note:
Head Alignment is adjusted according to the paper currently loaded in the printer. Load the
paper for which head alignment is required.
Note, however, that auto head alignment is not available with the paper or in the circumstances
listed below.
O
Transparent or colored media is loaded in the printer.
O
The paper loaded in the printer does not support auto head alignment.
See “Epson Special Media Table” on page 224 for information on the types of paper that
support auto head alignment.
O
The current paper is more than 1.0 mm thick.
O
The printer is exposed to direct sunlight or another light source that causes optical
interference. Block the offending light source.
Head Alignment may also fail to produce the desired results if nozzles are clogged. Perform
head cleaning to clear any clogs before proceeding.
From the computer
Explanations in this section use the Windows printer driver as an example.
Use Epson Printer Utility 4 for Mac OS X.
See “Using Epson Printer Utility 4” on page 161.
1. Load roll paper in the printer.
Choose a paper type that matches the paper in the printer.
2. Click Print Head Alignment from the Utility tab in the printer driver’s Properties (or
Printing preferences) screen.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to align the print head.
The sensor reads the adjustment pattern while it is printing, and automatically registers
the optimum adjustment value to the printer.
From the printer
Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Make sure that the roll paper or a cut sheet of A4 size or larger is loaded in the printer.
Make sure you set the paper source and media type correctly according to the paper
you use.
2. Confirm that the printer is ready to print. Press the l/r buttons to highlight - and press
the OK button.
The Maintenance menu will be displayed.
3. Press the d/u buttons to select Head Alignment, and then press the OK button.
4. Press the d/u buttons to highlight a head alignment option.
5. Press the OK button to print an adjustment pattern.
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If Auto is selected, the printer will automatically align the head as it prints the head
alignment pattern. The Maintenance menu will be displayed when head alignment is
complete.
If Manual is selected, proceed to step 6 to enter adjustment based on a visual
inspection of the pattern.
6. Note the numbers of the patterns with the fewest white lines or in which the white lines
are most evenly spaced.
This would be pattern 3 of the example shown in the illustration.
7. After confirming that C1 is displayed in the control panel’s screen, press the d/u
buttons to select the number noted in step 6 and press the OK button.
8. Repeat for all colors from C1 to BK2, pressing the OK button each time.
9. The Maintenance menu will be displayed once the last number has been entered.
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Replacing Consumables
Replacing Ink Cartridges
If one of the installed ink cartridges is expended, printing cannot be performed. If an ink low
warning is displayed, we recommend replacing the ink cartridge(s) as soon as possible.
If an ink cartridge runs out while printing, you can continue printing after replacing the ink
cartridge. However, when replacing ink during a print job, you may see a difference in color
depending on the drying conditions.
Supported ink cartridges, see “Options and Consumable Products” on page 222.
How to replace
You can use the same procedure to replace all ink cartridges.
Important:
Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges. Epson cannot guarantee the
quality or reliability of non-genuine ink. The use of non-genuine ink may cause damage that is
not covered by Epson’s warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic printer
behavior. Information about non-genuine ink levels may not be displayed, and use of
non-genuine ink is recorded for possible use in service support.
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Open the cartridge cover.
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3. Hook a finger into the indentation on top of the ink cartridge and pull it straight out.
Important:
Removed ink cartridges may have ink around the ink supply port, so be careful not
to get any ink on the surrounding area when removing the cartridges.
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from the bag. Shake the ink cartridge for 10 seconds 30
times horizontally in approximately 5 cm movements as shown in the illustration.
Important:
Do not touch the IC chips on the tops of the ink cartridges. You may not be able to
print properly.
5. Holding the cartridge with the label out, slide it all the way into the slot.
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Match the color of the ink cartridge to the color of the label on the printer.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 to replace other ink cartridges.
Important:
Install all ink cartridges into each slot. You cannot print if any of the slots are empty.
6. Close the cartridge cover.
Important:
We recommend that you remove and shake the installed ink cartridges once every three months
to ensure print quality.
Replacing Maintenance Boxes
If the message Not Enough Space is displayed, replace the specified Maintenance Box.
Supported Maintenance Boxes
See “Options and Consumable Products” on page 222.
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Important:
Do not reuse maintenance boxes that have been removed and left out in the open for a long
period of time. The pad on the inside will be dry and hard and will be unable to absorb enough
ink.
How to replace
Some printer models have Maintenance Boxes on both the left and right sides, but the
procedure for replacing the boxes is the same in all cases.
Important:
Do not replace Maintenance Box while printing. Waste ink may leak.
1. Open the maintenance box cover.
2. Pull the Maintenance Box out.
Lifting the Maintenance Box up releases the lock, and you can simply pull it straight out.
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3. Place the used Maintenance Box in the clear bag included with your new Maintenance
Box, and make sure that the zipper is closed tight.
4. Install the new Maintenance Box.
Important:
Do not touch the IC chip on the side of Maintenance Box. Doing so may prevent
normal operation and printing.
5. Close the maintenance box cover.
Replacing the Cutter
Replace the cutter when it is not cutting paper cleanly.
Supported cutter
See “Options and Consumable Products” on page 222.
Use a cross-head screwdriver to replace the cutter. Make sure you have a cross-head
screwdriver with you before replacing the cutter.
Important:
Take care not to damage the cutter blade. Dropping it or knocking it against hard objects may
chip the blade.
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Buttons that are used in the following settings:
1. Remove any paper from the printer.
See “Removing the roll paper” on page 41, “Removing Cut Sheets” on page 46, or
“Removing Poster Board” on page 52.
2. Confirm that the printer is ready to print. Press the l/r buttons to highlight - and press
the OK button.
The Maintenance menu will be displayed.
3. Press the d/u buttons to highlight Cutter Maintenance and press the OK button.
4. Press the d/u buttons to highlight Replace Cutter and press the OK button.
5. The cutter will move to the replacement position.
6. Remove the old cutter from the printer.
Loosen the screw holding the cutter in place using a cross-head screwdriver and pull
the cutter straight out.
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Caution:
Do not store the cutter within the reach of children. The cutter’s blade could
cause an injury. Pay careful attention when replacing the cutter.
7. Install the new cutter.
Insert the cutter so that the pin on the printer matches up with the hole on the cutter.
Use a cross-head screwdriver to tighten down the screw to hold the cutter in place.
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Important:
Screw up the cutter firmly, otherwise the cut position may be slightly shifted or
skewed.
8. After replacing the cutter, press the OK button.
The cutter will return to its original position.
Ready is displayed in the control panel when the process is complete.
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Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer in optimum operating condition, clean it (about once a month).
Cleaning the outside
1. Remove any paper from the printer.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off and the screen has turned off, and then unplug the
power cable from the electrical outlet.
3. Use a soft, clean cloth to carefully remove any dust or dirt.
If there is a serious dirt problem, clean it using a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild
detergent. Then wipe off with a dry, soft cloth.
Important:
Never use benzene, thinners, or alcohol to clean the printer. They could cause
discoloration and deformities.
Cleaning the inside
Clean the pressure rollers if prints are smudged or soiled.
Ink and particles of paper adhering to the platen should be removed, as they may
otherwise soil the paper.
Important:
Failure to remove dust and particles of paper from the platen could result in clogged nozzles or
damage to the print head.
Cleaning the roller
Follow the steps below to clean the roller by feeding plain paper.
1. Turn on the printer, and load it with widest available roll paper.
See “Loading and Removing the Roll Paper” on page 32.
2. Press the ) button followed by the d button.
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Paper is fed while the d button is pressed. If the paper is not soiled, cleaning is
complete.
Cut the paper after cleaning is done.
See “Manual cut method” on page 39.
Cleaning inside
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the screen has turned off, and then unplug the
power cable from the electrical outlet.
2. Leave the printer for a minute.
3. Open the printer cover and use a soft, clean cloth to carefully clean away any dust or
dirt inside the printer.
Thoroughly clean area (a), shown in blue in the illustration below. To avoid spreading
the dirt, wipe from the inside to the outside. If there is a serious dirt problem, clean it
using a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent. Then, wipe the inside of the
printer with a dry, soft cloth.
Important:
O Be sure not to touch the roller or the ink absorbing areas (b, shown in gray) during
cleaning; otherwise, prints may be soiled.
O
Be careful not to touch the ink tubes inside the printer, otherwise, the printer may
be damaged.
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4. If any paper particles (that looks like white powder) accumulates on the platen, use
something like a cocktail stick to push it in.
5. When you have finished cleaning, close the printer cover.
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Chapter 10
Problem Solver
What to Do When a Message Is Displayed
If the printer displays one of the messages shown below, refer to the solution listed and
take the necessary steps.
Message
What to do
Ink Cartridge Error
Ink cartridge cannot be
recognized. Insert again or
replace ink cartridge.
O
Ink Cartridge Error
Ink cartridge cannot be
detected. Insert again or
replace ink cartridge.
O
Ink Cartridge Error
Please install the correct ink
cartridge.
Insert a genuine Epson ink cartridge approved for use in the printer.
Ink Low
The ink is low. Ready a new ink cartridge.
Remove and reinsert the ink cartridge. If the message persists, insert
a new ink cartridge (do not reinstall the cartridge that caused the
error).
See “How to replace” on page 193.
Condensation may occur in the ink cartridge. Leave it at room
temperature for at least four hours before installing the ink
cartridge.
See “Notes on handling ink cartridges” on page 25.
See “Options and Consumable Products” on page 222.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 193.
See “Options and Consumable Products” on page 222.
F/W Install Error
Firmware update failed.
Restart the printer.
Turn the printer off, wait for a few minutes, and then turn on the printer
again.
Use EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2 to re-attempt the update.
If this message appears on the LCD panel again, contact your dealer
or Epson Support.
Command Error
Check driver settings.
Press the W button and select Job Cancel to stop printing. Confirm
that the printer driver you are using supports this printer.
Reel Unit Error
Check Auto Take-up Reel
Unit and restart printer.
Turn the printer off, wait for a few minutes, and then turn on the printer
again.
Reel Unit Error
Connect Auto Take-up
Reel Unit cable and restart
printer.
After reconnecting the cable connecting the auto take-up reel unit to
the printer, turn the printer off and then on again.
If this message appears on the LCD panel again, contact your dealer
or Epson Support.
See the Setup Guide supplied with the optional auto take-up reel unit.
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Message
What to do
Auto Take-up Reel Unit is
disconnected. Do you
continue?
The auto take-up reel unit is not connected. After reconnecting the
cable connecting the auto take-up reel unit to the printer, select No to
turn the printer off. Turn the printer on again after a short pause.
See the Setup Guide supplied with the optional auto take-up reel unit.
To continue printing without using the auto take-up reel unit, select
Yes.
Take-Up Error
Is anything obstructing the
take-up reel sensor system?
After checking the take-up reel unit sensor and removing any
obstructions, press the OK button.
If there is loose paper around the take-up reel unit roll core, set the
Auto switch to Off and keep the Manual pressed in the take-up
direction to remove the slack. After confirming that the paper is
correctly attached, return the Auto switch to its original position and
press the OK button.
See “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit (SureColor T7000 Only)” on page
61.
HDD Error
HDD used for another
printer needs to be
formatted. Continue?
Optional hard disk units that have been installed on other devices must
be formatted after being transferred to this printer. The disk cannot be
used until it is formatted. To format the disk, use the Setup menu in the
control panel.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
Storage Error
Check if hard disk unit is
correctly installed.
Press the W button and select Job Cancel to stop printing. Remove
and reinstall the hard disk unit.
If this message appears on the LCD panel again, contact your dealer
or Epson Support.
To print regardless of hard disk status, select the Advanced tab in the
printer driver, open the Settings dialog of Hard Disk Unit, and select
Print only.
Paper Cut Error
Remove uncut paper.
After pressing the OK button, pull out the paper and cut along the line
of the failed cut using scissors or a third-party cutter.
Align the end of the paper with all the poster board supports and press
the OK button.
Data Size Error
Data size of print job is too
large.
Check on print job.
The optional hard disk unit can store print jobs up to 100 GB in size. To
print larger jobs, select the Advanced tab in the printer driver, open
the Settings dialog of Hard Disk Unit, and select Print only; alternatively,
ensure that print jobs are less than 100 GB in size.
HDD Store Error
Hard disk does not have
enough space.
See documentation for
how to delete stored print
jobs.
Unwanted jobs can be deleted from Remote Manager or the LFP HDD
Utility.
HDD Boot Error
Hard disk error. Hard disk
cannot be used.
Press the OK button to clear the error from the control panel. To
continue printing regardless of hard disk status, select Print Only for
Hard Disk Unit Settings in the printer driver.
See “Using the Optional Hard Disk Unit” on page 87.
If this message appears on the LCD panel again, contact your dealer
or Epson Support.
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Message
What to do
Copy Error
Cannot start copy with this
printer setting.
Refer to manual for details.
The printer will be unable to determine the size of the current paper
and make enlarged copies when Off is selected for Paper Size Check
in the Setup menu. Select On for Paper Size Check in the Setup menu.
Scanner Error
Refer to scanner manual for
details.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
O
Release the scanner transportation lock and turn the printer and
scanner off and then on again.
O
Turn the devices on and off several times. The scanner can be used
when the message is no longer displayed.
If this message appears on the LCD panel again, contact your dealer
or Epson Support.
Held Jobs Limit
Held jobs queue full.
The number of held jobs has reached 200.
Press the OK button and select Resume All Jobs.
See “Using the Optional Hard Disk Unit” on page 87.
Paper Size Error
Loaded paper is not
supported size.
The loaded paper width is not supported. Press the OK button and
remove the paper.
Paper for use in the printer must be at least 10 inches (254 mm) wide.
Use paper that is at least 10 inches (254 mm) wide.
Should this message be displayed with paper of a width that can be
used in the printer, you may be able to print if you select Off for Paper
Size Check in the Setup menu.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
Paper Sensor Error
Loaded paper or printout
has a problem.
Refer to the manual for
details.
Press the W button to clear the error from the control panel.
If this error is displayed when performing automatic head alignment,
check the following items.
O
Does the paper support auto head alignment?
Head alignment is not available with transparent or colored
media, tracing paper, paper not supported by the auto head
alignment function, or paper that is more than 1.0 mm thick.
See “Epson Special Media Table” on page 224 for information on
the types of paper that support auto head alignment.
O
Is the printer exposed to a light source that interferes with auto
head alignment?
Shade the printer from direct sunlight or other light sources that
cause optical interference.
O
Are the default values selected for both Platen Gap and Less Head
Scuffing?
Restore both items to their default values.
O
Are some print head nozzles clogged?
Perform head cleaning. See “Cleaning the print head” on page
187.
If this error is displayed in circumstances other than those listed above,
check that the printer supports the current paper.
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When a Maintenance Call/Service Call Occurs
Error messages
What to do
Maintenance Request
Replace Part Soon/Replace Part
Now
XXXXXXXX
A part used in the printer is nearing the end of its service life.
Call For Service
XXXX Error XXXX
Power off and then on. If this
doesn’t work, note the code
and call for service.
A call for service occurs when:
Contact your dealer or Epson Support and tell them the
maintenance request code.
You cannot clear the maintenance request until the part is
replaced. A service call occurs if you continue to use the
printer.
O
The power cable is not connected securely
O
An error that cannot be cleared occurs
When a call for service has occurred, the printer automatically
stops printing. Turn off the printer, disconnect the power cable
from the outlet and from the AC inlet on the printer, and then
reconnect. Turn on the printer again multiple times.
If the same call for service is displayed on the LCD panel,
contact your dealer or Epson Support for assistance. Tell them
the call for service code is "XXXX".
Call-for-Service Codes
The characters indicated by asterisks (*) vary with the type of error.
Carriage error
11**
Paper feed error
12**
Circuit error
00**, 13**, 1A**, 1F**, 20**, 3000, Dx**,
Fx**
Ink system error
14**, 162*, 1900
Replacement part required
110*, 143*
Mechanical error
15**
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Troubleshooting
You cannot print (because the printer does not work)
The printer does not turn on.
o
Is the power cable plugged into the electrical outlet or the printer?
Make sure the power cable is securely plugged into the printer.
o
Is there a problem with the power outlet?
Make sure your outlet works by connecting the power cable for another electric product.
The printer turns off automatically.
o
Is Power Off Timer enabled?
To prevent the printer turning off automatically, select Off.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
The printer driver is not installed properly (Windows).
o
Is the icon for this printer displayed in the Devices and Printers, Printer, Printers and Faxes folder?
O
Yes
The printer driver is installed.
O
No
The printer driver is not installed. Install the printer driver.
o
Does the printer port setting match the printer connection port?
Check the printer port.
Click the Port tab in the printer Properties dialog and check the option selected for Print to
following port(s).
O
USB: USB xxx (x stands for the port number) for the USB connection
O
Network: The correct IP address for the network connection
If it is not indicated, the printer driver is not installed correctly. Delete and reinstall the printer
driver.
See “Uninstalling the Printer Driver” on page 158.
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The printer driver is not installed properly (Mac OS X).
o
Is the printer added to the printer list?
Select System Preferences > Print & Scan (or Print & Fax) from the Apple menu.
If the printer name is not displayed, add the printer.
The printer is not communicating with the computer.
o
Is the cable plugged in properly?
Confirm that the interface cable is securely connected to both the printer port and the
computer. Also, make sure the cable is not broken nor bent. If you have a spare cable, try
connecting with the spare cable.
o
Does the interface cable specification match the specifications for the computer?
Make sure the interface cable specifications match the specifications for the printer and the
computer.
See “System Requirements” on page 233.
o
When using a USB hub, is it being used correctly?
In the USB specification, daisy-chains of up to five USB hubs are possible. However, we
recommend that you connect the printer to the first hub connected directly to the computer.
Depending on the hub you are using, the operation of the printer may become unstable. If this
should occur, plug the USB cable directly into your computer’s USB port.
o
Is the USB hub recognized correctly?
Make sure the USB hub is recognized correctly on the computer. If the computer correctly
detects the USB hub, disconnect all USB hubs from the computer and connect the printer directly
to the computer USB port. Ask the USB hub manufacturer about USB hub operation.
You cannot print under the network environment.
o
Are the network settings correct?
Ask your network administrator for the network settings.
o
Connect the printer directly to the computer using a USB cable, and then try to print.
If you are able to print via USB, there is a problem with network settings. Ask your system
administrator, or refer to the documentation for your network system. If you cannot print via USB,
see the appropriate section in this User’s Guide.
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The printer has an error.
o
View the message displayed in the control panel.
See “Control panel” on page 15.
See “What to Do When a Message Is Displayed” on page 204.
The printer stops printing.
o
Is the status of print queue Pause? (Windows)
If you stop printing or the printer stops printing because of an error, the print queue enters a Pause
status. You cannot print in this status.
Double-click the printer icon in the Devices and Printers, Printer, or Printers and Faxes folder; if
printing is paused, open the Printer menu and clear the Pause check box.
o
Does the current printer status show Printing Paused (Mac OS X)?
Open the status dialog for your printer and check whether printing is paused.
1. Select System Preferences > Print & Scan (or Print & Fax) > Open Print Queue from the Apple
menu.
2. Double-click the icon for any printer that is Paused.
3. Click Resume Printer.
Your problem is not listed here.
o
Decide whether the trouble is caused by the printer driver or the application. (Windows)
Perform a test print from the printer driver so that you can check that the connection between
the printer and computer is correct and the printer driver settings are correct.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and in ready status, and load A4 or larger paper.
2. Open the Devices and Printers, Printer, or Printers and Faxes folder.
3. Right-click the target printer icon, and select Properties.
4. In the Properties dialog, select the General tab and click Print Test Page.
After a while the printer starts to print a test page.
O
If the test page is printed correctly, the connection between the printer and computer is
correct. Go to the next section.
O
If the test page is not printed correctly, check the items above again.
See “You cannot print (because the printer does not work)” on page 208.
The "Driver Version" shown on the test page is the version number of the Windows internal driver.
This differs from the Epson printer driver version that you installed.
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The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints
The print head moves, but nothing prints.
o
Confirm the printer operation
Print a nozzle check pattern. Because a nozzle check pattern can be printed without connecting
to a computer, you can check the operations and print status for the printer. See “Checking for
clogged nozzles” on page 184.
Check the next section if the nozzle check pattern is not printed correctly.
o
Is the message Motor Self Adjustment displayed on the control panel’s screen?
The printer adjusts the internal motor. Wait for a while without turning off the printer.
The nozzle check pattern is not printed correctly.
o
Perform head cleaning.
The nozzles may be clogged. Print a nozzle check pattern again after performing head cleaning.
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
o
Has the printer been left unused for a long time?
If the printer has not been used for a long time, the nozzles may have dried up and have been
clogged.
The prints are not what you expected
Print quality is poor, uneven, too light, or too dark.
o
Are the print head nozzles clogged?
If the nozzles are clogged, specific nozzles do not fire ink and the print quality declines. Print a
nozzle check pattern.
See “Checking for clogged nozzles” on page 184.
o
Was Head Alignment performed?
With bidirectional printing, the print head prints while moving left and right. If the print head is
misaligned, ruled lines may be misaligned accordingly. If vertical ruled lines are misaligned with
bidirectional printing, perform Head Alignment.
See “Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head Alignment)” on page 189.
o
Are you using a genuine Epson ink cartridge?
This printer is developed for use with Epson ink cartridges. If you use non-Epson ink cartridges, the
prints may smear, or the color of the printed image may be changed because the remaining ink
level is not correctly detected. Be sure to use the correct ink cartridge.
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o
Are you using an old ink cartridge?
The print quality declines when an old ink cartridge is used. Replace the old ink cartridge with a
new one. We recommend using all the ink in the cartridge before the expiration date printed on
the package (within a year of installation).
o
Have the ink cartridges been shaken?
The ink cartridges for this printer contain pigment inks. Shake the cartridges thoroughly before
installing them in the printer.
We also recommend that you remove and shake the installed ink cartridges once every three
months to ensure print quality.
See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 193.
o
Are the Media Type settings correct?
Print quality is affected if the Media Type you have selected in the Printer Settings screen
(Windows) or Print screen (Mac OS X) in the printer driver does not match with the paper that is
loaded in the printer. Be sure to match the media type setting with the paper that is loaded in the
printer.
o
Did you select a low quality mode (such as Speed) as the Print Quality?
If the options selected for Print Quality > Advanced Settings place priority on speed, quality will be
sacrificed for print speed, potentially causing print quality to decline. To improve print quality,
select Resolution options that give priority to quality.
o
Is color management enabled?
Enable color management.
See “Color Management Printing” on page 135.
o
Have you compared the printing result with the image on the display monitor?
Since monitors and printers produce colors differently, printed colors will not always match
on-screen colors perfectly.
o
Did you open the printer cover while printing?
If the printer cover is opened while printing, the print head stops suddenly causing unevenness in
the color. Do not open the printer cover while printing.
o
Is Ink Low displayed in the control panel?
The print quality may decline when the ink is low. We recommend replacing the ink cartridge with
a new one. If there is a difference in color after replacing the ink cartridge, try performing head
cleaning a few times.
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The color is not exactly the same as another printer.
o
Colors vary depending on the printer type due to each printer’s characteristics.
Because inks, printer drivers, and printer profiles are developed for each printer model, the colors
printed by different printer models are not exactly the same.
You can achieve similar colors with the same color adjustment method or the same gamma
setting by using the printer driver.
See “Color Management Printing” on page 135.
To match the color precisely, use the color measurement device to perform color management.
The print is not positioned properly on the paper.
o
Have you specified the print area?
Check the print area in the settings of the application and the printer.
o
Is the correct option selected for Paper Size?
If the option selected for Paper Size in the printer driver does not match the paper loaded in the
printer, the print may not be in the correct position or some of the data may be printed off the
paper. In this case, check the print settings.
o
Is the paper skewed?
If Off is selected for Media Skew Check in the Setup menu, printing will continue even if the paper
is skewed, resulting in data being printed off the paper. Select On for Media Skew Check in the
Setup menu.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
o
Does the print data fit within the paper width?
Although under normal circumstances printing stops if the print image is wider than the paper,
the printer may print outside the bounds of the paper when Off is selected for Paper Size Check
in the Setup menu. Select On for Paper Size Check in the Setup menu.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
o
Is the roll paper margin set to 15 mm or 35 mm?
If the value selected for Roll Paper Margin in the Setup menu is wider than the margins selected
in the application, priority will be given to the value selected for Roll Paper Margin. For example,
if 15 mm is selected for the left and right margins in the printer Setup menu and the document fills
the page, the 15 mm at the left and right sides of the page will not be printed.
See “Printable Area” on page 81.
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Vertical ruled lines are misaligned.
o
Is the print head misaligned? (in bidirectional printing)
With bidirectional printing, the print head prints while moving left and right. If the print head is
misaligned, ruled lines may be misaligned accordingly. If vertical ruled lines are misaligned with
bidirectional printing, perform Head Alignment.
See “Minimizing Print Misalignments (Head Alignment)” on page 189.
The printed surface is scuffed or soiled.
o
Is the paper too thick or too thin?
Check that the paper specifications are compatible with this printer. For information about the
media types and appropriate settings for printing on paper from other manufacturers or when
using RIP software, see the documentation supplied with the paper, or contact the dealer of the
paper or the manufacturer of the RIP.
o
Is the paper creased or folded?
Do not use old paper or paper with folds in it. Always use new paper.
o
Is the paper wavy or slack?
Cut sheets become wavy or slack due to changes in temperature or humidity which may result in
the printer being unable to recognize the paper size correctly. Flatten the paper before loading
it in the printer, or use new paper.
o
Is the print head scuffing the printed surface?
If the surface of the paper is scuffed, select a Platen Gap option between Wide and Wider in the
Paper menu.
See “Paper menu” on page 171.
o
Is the print head scuffing the edge of the paper?
Select Top35mm/Bottom15mm for the Roll Paper Margin option in the Setup menu.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
o
Widen the bottom margin
Depending on the paper usage, storage conditions, and the content of the print data, the
bottom edge may be scuffed when printing. In this situation it is best to create your data with a
wider bottom margin.
o
Does the interior of the printer need cleaning?
The rollers may need cleaning. Clean the rollers by feeding and ejecting paper.
See “Cleaning the inside” on page 201.
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The paper is creased.
o
Are you using the printer at normal room temperature?
Epson special media should be used at normal room temperature (temperature: 59 to 77°F [15 to
25°C], humidity: 40 to 60%). For information about paper such as thin paper from other
manufacturers that requires special handling, see the documentation supplied with the paper.
o
When using non-Epson special media, have you made the paper configuration?
When using non-Epson special media, configure the paper characteristics (custom paper)
before printing.
See “Before printing on non-Epson media” on page 230.
The reverse side of the printed paper is soiled.
o
Select On for Paper Size Check in the menus.
Although printing normally stops if the print image is wider than the paper, when Off is selected
for Paper Size Check in the Setup menu, the printer may print outside the bounds of the paper,
getting ink on the inside of the printer in the process. This can be prevented by selecting On for
Paper Size Check in the Setup menu.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
o
Is ink dry on the printed surface?
Depending on the printing density and media type, the ink may take a while to dry. Do not stack
the paper until the printed surface is dry.
Also, if you set the Drying Time per Page in Paper Configuration from the printer driver, you can
stop the operation after printing (ejecting and cutting paper) and wait until the ink is dry. See the
printer driver help for more details on the Paper Configuration dialog.
See “Cleaning the inside” on page 201.
Too much ink is fired.
o
Are the Media Type settings correct?
Make sure that the printer driver’s Media Type settings match the paper that you are using. The
amount of ink to be fired is controlled according to the media type. If the settings do not match
the paper loaded, too much ink may be fired.
o
Is the Color Density setting correct?
Lower the density of the ink in the Paper Configuration dialog from the printer driver. The printer
may be firing too much ink for some paper. See the printer driver help for more details on the
Paper Configuration dialog.
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o
Are you printing on tracing paper?
If too much ink is used when printing in B&W on tracing paper, you may get better results by
choosing a lower print density in the Paper Configuration dialog or by selecting Tracing Paper
<Low Duty> for Media Type.
Margins appear in borderless printing.
o
Are the settings for the print data in the application correct?
Make sure that the paper settings in the application are correct as well as in the printer driver.
See “Borderless Printing” on page 106.
o
Are the paper settings correct?
Make sure that the paper settings of the printer match the paper that you are using.
o
Have you changed the amount of enlargement?
Adjust the amount of enlargement for borderless printing. Margins may appear if you set the
amount of enlargement to Min.
See “Borderless Printing” on page 106.
o
Is the paper stored correctly?
The paper may expand or contract if it is not stored correctly so that margins appear even when
borderless is set. See the documentation supplied with the paper for more information on the
storage method.
o
Are you using paper that supports borderless printing?
Paper that does not support borderless printing may expand or contract while printing so that
margins appear even when borderless is set. We recommend using paper that is designed to
support borderless printing.
o
Try adjusting the cutter.
When there are margins on the top and bottom of the roll paper while performing borderless
printing, try performing Adjust Cut Position. It may reduce the margins.
See “Maintenance menu” on page 174.
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Feeding or ejecting problems
Unable to feed or eject paper.
o
Is the paper loaded in the correct position?
See the following for the correct paper loading positions.
See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32, “Loading and Removing Cut Sheets” on page 43, or
“Loading and Removing Poster Board” on page 47.
If the paper is loaded correctly, check the condition of the paper that you are using.
o
Is the paper loaded in the correct direction?
Load cut sheets vertically. If they are not loaded in the correct direction, the paper may not be
recognized and an error may occur.
See “Loading and Removing Cut Sheets” on page 43.
o
Is the paper creased or folded?
Do not use old paper or paper with folds in it. Always use new paper.
o
Is the paper damp?
Do not use paper that is damp. Also, Epson special media should be left in the bag until you
intend to use it. If it is left out for a long time, the paper curls up and gets damp so that it does not
feed properly.
o
Is the paper wavy or slack?
Cut sheets become wavy or slack due to changes in temperature or humidity which may result in
the printer being unable to recognize the paper size correctly. Flatten the paper before loading
it in the printer, or use new paper.
o
Is the paper too thick or too thin?
Check that the paper specifications are compatible with this printer. For information about the
media types and appropriate settings for printing on paper from other manufacturers or when
using RIP software, see the documentation supplied with the paper, or contact the dealer of the
paper or the manufacturer of the RIP.
o
Are you using the printer at normal room temperature?
Epson special media should be used at normal room temperature (temperature: 59 to 77°F [15 to
25°C], humidity: 40 to 60%).
o
Is paper jammed in the printer?
Open the printer cover of the printer and check that there are no paper jams or foreign objects
in the printer. If paper is jammed, see "Paper jams" below and clear the jammed paper.
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o
Is the paper suction too strong?
If you continue to have problems with ejected paper, try lowering the Paper Suction (the amount
of suction used to keep the paper on the paper feed path). See “Paper menu” on page 171.
Paper does not collect in the paper basket or is creased or folded when
the paper basket is used.
o
Does the print job require a lot of ink, or is the humidity of the workplace high?
Depending on the job and the work environment, paper may not collect in the paper basket.
Take the following measures as appropriate.
O
Paper does not collect in the paper basket: Use your hands to lightly press the paper into the
paper basket as it is ejected from the printer.
O
The paper folds after it has been cut automatically: Select manual cutting and take the
paper in both hands after it is cut.
O
The paper creases and does not collect well in the paper basket: Resume printing after
closing the paper basket. Before the paper ejected from the printer touches the floor, take it
in both hands close to the paper eject guides and continue to lightly support it until printing is
complete.
Roll paper jam
To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Turn the printer on.
After a pause, the message Open printer cover and remove jammed Paper will
appear in the display.
3. Open the printer cover and move the print head away from the jam.
4. Pull the paper over any torn or crinkled areas and cut it using scissors or a third-party
cutter.
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5. Remove the paper via the paper feed slot or the eject slot.
6. After removing the paper, close the printer cover and press the Z button.
Reload the paper and resume printing.
See “Loading Roll Paper” on page 32.
Cut sheets jam
To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Turn the printer on.
After a pause, the message Open printer cover and remove jammed Paper will
appear in the display.
3. Open the printer cover and move the print head away from the jam.
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4. Remove the jammed paper.
5. After removing the paper, close the printer cover and press the Z button.
Reload the paper and resume printing.
See “Loading and Removing Cut Sheets” on page 43.
Others
The control panel display keeps turning off.
o
Is the printer in sleep mode?
Normal operation can be restored by pressing any of the buttons in the control panel to
reactivate the display and then performing a hardware operation such as opening the printer
cover or sending a job to the printer. The delay before the printer enters sleep mode can be
selected in the Setup menu.
See “Setup menu” on page 175.
Color ink runs out quickly even when printing in the Black mode or when
printing black data.
o
Color ink is consumed during the head cleaning process.
If all nozzles are selected when you perform Head Cleaning or Power Cleaning, inks of all colors
will be used. (This is true even if you are currently printing in black-and-white.)
See “Cleaning the print head” on page 187.
The paper is not cut cleanly.
o
Replace the cutter.
If the paper is not cut cleanly, replace the cutter.
See “Replacing the Cutter” on page 197.
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A light is visible inside the printer.
o
This is not a failure.
The light is a light inside the printer.
The administrator password has been lost.
o
Should you forget the administrator password, contact your dealer or Epson Support.
Head cleaning starts when the printer is turned on.
o
When turned on after an extended period of disuse, the printer may automatically perform head
cleaning to ensure print quality.
Head cleaning will end after about 10 to 15 minutes.
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Appendix A
Options and Information
Options and Consumable Products
The following options and consumable products are available for use with your printer. (As
of May, 2012)
For the latest information, see the Epson website.
Ink Cartridges
SureColor T7000/T7070/T5000/T5070/T3000/T3070
Capacity
Color
700 ml
350 ml
Explanation
110 ml
Photo Balck
T6941
T6931
T6921
Cyan
T6942
T6932
T6922
Magenta
T6943
T6933
T6923
Yellow
T6944
T6934
T6924
Matte Black
T6945
T6935
T6925
Others
Product name
Product number
Epson recommends the use of genuine
Epson ink cartridges. Epson cannot
guarantee the quality or reliability of
non-genuine ink. The use of
non-genuine ink may cause damage
that is not covered by Epson’s
warranties, and under certain
circumstances, may cause erratic
printer behavior. Information about
non-genuine ink levels may not be
displayed, and use of non-genuine ink
is recorded for possible use in service
support. See “Replacing Ink Cartridges”
on page 193.
Explanation
Epson Special Media See “Epson Special Media Table” on page 224.
Maintenance Box
T6193
Replacement Maintenance Box for Maintenance Box
which is at the end of its service life.
See “Replacing Maintenance Boxes” on page 195.
Auto Cutter Spare
Blade
S902006
See the following section to replace the cutter.
Roll Adapter
C12C811381
This is the same as the roll adapter supplied with the
printer.
Roll Paper Belt
C12C890121
This holder keeps roll paper from unrolling after it is
removed from the printer.
See “Replacing the Cutter” on page 197.
See “Removing the roll paper” on page 41.
Hard Disk Unit
C12C843911
See “Using the Optional Hard Disk Unit” on page 87.
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Product name
Product number
Explanation
Auto Take-up Reel
Unit
C12C815321
For the SureColor T7000. It cannot be used with the
SureColor T5000 or SureColor T3000.
Be sure to use with the auto take-up reel unit attachment.
The auto take-up reel unit cannot be connected to the
printer without the attachment.
See the documentation supplied with the auto take-up
reel unit for information on installation.
See “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit (SureColor T7000
Only)” on page 61.
Attachment for Auto C12C815411
Take-up Reel Unit
For the SureColor T7000. It cannot be used with the
SureColor T5000 or SureColor T3000. This item is required
when installing the auto take-up reel unit.
Stand (24”)
For the SureColor T7000, SureColor T5000, and SureColor
T3000. See the Setup Guide for assembly instructions.
C12C844131
Supported Media
We recommend you use the following Epson special media for high-quality printing results.
Note:
For information about the media types and appropriate settings for printing on paper other
than Epson special media or when using raster image processing (RIP) software, see the
documentation supplied with the paper, or contact the dealer of the paper or the
manufacturer of the RIP.
Item descriptions
O
Name: Describes the media name.
O
Size: Describes the size for cut sheet media or the width for roll paper.
O
Thickness: Describes the thickness of the media.
O
Borderless: Describes whether borderless printing is available.
O
Take-up: Describes available taking up direction when using optional Auto Take-up
Reel Unit: “F” means Forward and “B” means Backward.
O
Enlarged: Describes availability of Enlarged Copy when connecting a scanner to the
printer.
O
Head Alignment: Describes availability of auto Head Alignment with option of
Auto (Bi-D) or Auto (Uni-D).
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O
ICC Profile: Describes the ICC profile for the media. The file name of the profile is used
as the profile name in the printer driver or the application.
Epson Special Media Table
Roll paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250), 3-inch core
Take-up
Size
Thickness Borderless
F
B
Enlarged
Head
Alignment
406 mm/16"
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
0.27 mm
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
1118 mm/44"*2
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium Glossy
Photo Paper 250.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250), 3-inch core
Take-up
Size
Thickness Borderless
F
B
Enlarged
Head
Alignment
406 mm/16"
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
0.27 mm
✓
✓
1118 mm/44"*2
✓
✓
✓
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper 250.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
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Premium Luster Photo Paper (260), 3-inch core
Take-up
Size
Thickness Borderless
F
B
254 mm/10"
✓
300 mm/11.8"
–
Enlarged
Head
Alignment
–
406 mm/16"
508 mm/20"
0.27 mm
✓
–
✓
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
ICC Profile
✓
✓
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium Luster
Photo Paper 260.icc
✓
*2
1118 mm/44"
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (260), 3-inch core
Take-up
Size
Thickness Borderless
F
B
Enlarged
Head
Alignment
406 mm/16"
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
✓
0.27 mm
✓
✓
✓
✓
1118 mm/44"*2
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium
Semimatte Photo Paper
260.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
Photo Paper Gloss (250), 3-inch core
Size
Thickness
Borderless
Take-up
F
Enlarged
B
Head
Alignment
432 mm/17"
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
0.25 mm
✓
✓
1118 mm/44"*2
✓
✓
✓
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Photo Paper Gloss
250.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
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Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170), 2-inch core
Take-up
Size
Thickness Borderless
F
B
420 mm/(A2)
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
Enlarged
Head
Alignment
–
0.18 mm
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
1118 mm/44"*2
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium Glossy
Photo Paper 170.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170), 2-inch core
Take-up
Size
Thickness Borderless
F
B
420 mm/(A2)
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
Enlarged
Head
Alignment
–
0.18 mm
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
1118 mm/44"*2
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper 170.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
Enhanced Synthetic Paper, 2-inch core
Size
Thickness
Borderless
Take-up
F
Enlarged
B
Head
Alignment
610 mm/24"
1118 mm/44"*1 0.13 mm
✓
*2
✓
✓
–
–
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Enhanced
Synthetic Paper.icc
*1 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
*2 Borderless printing available, but borders may appear or print quality decline due to paper expanding or
contracting.
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic Paper, 2-inch core
Take-up
Size
Thickness Borderless
F
B
Enlarged
Head
Alignment
610 mm/24"
*1
1118 mm/44"
0.18 mm
✓
*2
✓
✓
–
–
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Enhanced
Adhesive Synthetic
Paper.icc
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*1 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
*2 Borderless printing available, but borders may appear or print quality decline due to paper expanding or
contracting.
Doubleweight Matte Paper, 2-inch core
Size
Thickness
Borderless
Take-up
F
Enlarged
B
Head
Alignment
610 mm/24"
*1
914 mm/36"
✓
0.21 mm
✓
*3
✓
–
✓
1118 mm/44"*2
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Doubleweight
Matte Paper.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
*3 Use the tensioner supplied with the auto take-up reel unit.
Enhanced Matte Paper, 3-inch core
Size
Thickness
Borderless
Take-up
F
Enlarged
B
Head
Alignment
432 mm/17"
610 mm/24"
*1
914 mm/36"
✓
0.25 mm
*3
✓
–
–
✓
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Enhanced and
Archival Matte Paper.icc
1118 mm/44"*2
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
*3 Borderless printing available, but borders may appear or print quality decline due to paper expanding or
contracting.
Singleweight Matte Paper, 2-inch core
Size
Thickness
Borderless
Take-up
F
Enlarged
B
Head
Alignment
432 mm/17"
610 mm/24"
914 mm/36"*1
0.15 mm
✓
✓
*3
–
✓
✓
ICC Profile
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Singleweight
Matte Paper.icc
1118 mm/44"*2
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 SureColor T3000/SureColor T5000 not supported
*3 Use the tensioner supplied with the auto take-up reel unit.
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Cut sheet
Borderless printing with cut sheets can only be performed with no left and right margins.
Name
Size
Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
SuperA3/B
A2
Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper
Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Thickness
0.27 mm
–
*2
0.27 mm
–
Super B
*2
✓
✓
0.27 mm
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium Glossy
Photo Paper.icc
–
✓
✓
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium
Semigloss Photo
Paper.icc
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Premium Luster
Photo Paper.icc
✓
US-C
*2
✓
*2
0.26 mm
–
–
✓
✓
US-C
*2
SuperA3/B
*2
✓
0.12 mm
–
–
✓
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Enhanced and
Archival Matte
Paper.icc
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper.icc
✓
US-C
762 × 1016
mm
(30" × 40")*1
✓
✓
*2
Enhanced Matte 610 × 762
Posterboard
mm
(24" × 30")*1
✓
✓
US-C
A2
✓
ICC Profile
✓
SuperA3/B
Archival Matte
SuperA3/B
Paper/Enhanced
Matte Paper
A2
Head
Alignment
✓
*2
A2
Enlarged
*2
US-C
A2
Photo Quality
Inkjet Paper
Borderless
*2
1.30 mm
–
–
–
EPSON
SC-T3000_5000_7000_
Series Enhanced
Matte Poster
Board.icc
*1 SureColor T3000 not supported
*2 Borderless printing available, but borders may appear or print quality decline due to paper expanding or
contracting.
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Usable Commercially Available Paper Size
This printer supports the following paper specifications for non-Epson media.
Important:
O Do not use paper that is wrinkled, scuffed, torn, or dirty.
O
Although plain paper and recycled paper manufactured by other companies can be loaded
and fed in the printer as long as they meet the following specifications, Epson cannot
guarantee the print quality.
O
Although other paper types manufactured by other companies can be loaded in the printer as
long as they meet the following specifications, Epson cannot guarantee the paper feeding
and print quality.
Roll paper
Media types
Plain paper and recycled paper
Paper core size
2-inch and 3-inch
Roll paper outer
diameter
150 mm or less
Width
SureColor T7000
254 mm (10 inches) to 1,118 mm (44 inches)
SureColor T5000
254 mm (10 inches) to 914 mm (36 inches)
SureColor T3000
254 mm (10 inches) to 610 mm (24 inches)
Paper Thickness
0.08 to 0.5 mm
Available width for
borderless printing
254 mm/10 inches
300 mm/11.8 inches
Super A3/B/329 mm
406 mm/16 inches
17 inches
B2/515 mm
A1/594 mm
610 mm/24 inches
728 mm
A0/841 mm
914 mm/36 inches
1030 mm
1118 mm/44 inches
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Cut sheet
Media types
Plain paper and recycled paper
Width
SureColor T7000
210 mm (A4) to 1,118 mm (44 inches)
SureColor T5000
210 mm (A4) to 914 mm (36 inches)
SureColor T3000
210 mm (A4) to 610 mm (24 inches)
Length
279.4 to 1,580 mm
Paper Thickness
0.08 to 0.8 mm
Available width
for borderless
printing
254 mm/10 inches
300 mm/11.8 inches
Super A3/B/329 mm
406 mm/16 inches
17 inches
B2/515 mm
A1/594 mm
610 mm/24 inches
728 mm
A0/841 mm
914 mm/36 inches
1030 mm
1118 mm/44 inches
Before printing on non-Epson media
When using non-Epson media (Custom Paper), make the paper configuration according to
the paper characteristics before printing. Settings are adjusted as follows.
O
Select Custom Paper Setting in the printer Paper menu.
See “Paper menu” on page 171.
O
Save custom paper settings to the printer using EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2.
O
Save custom paper settings created in the printer driver to the computer (Windows).
Save settings using the Custom Settings option in the Advanced tab.
See “Adding Media Types” on page 151.
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When the custom media types are selected both with the printer and in the printer driver
Media Type menu, priority is given to printer driver settings.
O
Adjusting Settings in the Printer Driver (Mac OS X)
From the Advanced screen, open Paper Configuration dialog and adjust settings as
desired.
See the printer driver help for more details.
Detailed adjustments can be made to user media settings using the Custom Paper
Setting option in the printer Paper menu.
Note:
O Be sure to check the paper characteristics such as paper tension, ink fixating, or paper
thickness before setting the custom paper. For the paper’s characteristics, check the paper’s
documentation or with your local dealer.
O
Test the print quality with this printer before purchasing a large amount of paper.
O
If colors in printed images on the custom paper are uneven, use unidirectional printing. For
unidirectional printing, select Printer Settings > Print Quality (Windows) or Mode (Mac
OS X) > Advanced Settings and clear the High Speed check box.
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Notes When Moving or Transporting the Printer
Perform the following operations when moving or transporting the printer.
Position your hands where shown when lifting the printer.
SureColor T7000/SureColor T5000
SureColor T3000
Important:
O Only hold the required area; otherwise, the printer may be damaged.
O
Move and transport the printer with ink cartridges installed. Do not remove the ink cartridges;
otherwise, the nozzles may be clogged and make it impossible to print, or ink may leak.
Before Moving or Transporting
Make the following preparations in advance before moving or transporting the printer.
O
Turn off the printer and remove all cables.
O
Remove any paper.
O
Remove any optional components if they are installed. (The stand (24”) may be left in
place when SureColor T3000 printers are moved.)
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Notes on Transporting
When transporting the printer, repack it using the original box and packing materials to
protect it from shock and vibration.
After Moving or Transporting
After moving or transporting, check if the print head is clogged before use.
See “Checking for clogged nozzles” on page 184.
System Requirements
The following system requirements are necessary to install and use the software for this
printer.
Windows
Operating system
Windows XP/Windows XP x64
Windows Vista/Windows Vista x64
Windows 7/Windows 7 x64
CPU
Core 2 Duo 3.05 GHz or better
Memory
1 GB or more available memory
Available hard disk space
32 GB or more
Interface
Hi-Speed USB-Compatible with the USB 2.0
Specification.
Ethernet 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T*
Display resolution
SVGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution
* Use a shielded twisted-pair cable (Category 5 or higher).
Note:
When installing, you must log in as a user with a Computer administrator (a user belonging to the
Administrators group).
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Mac OS X
Operating system
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
CPU
Core 2 Duo 3.05 GHz or better
Memory
1 GB or more available memory
Available hard disk space
32 GB or more
Display resolution
WXGA (1280 × 800) or higher resolution
Interface
Hi-Speed USB-Compatible with the USB 2.0
Specification.
Ethernet 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T*
* Use a shielded twisted-pair cable (Category 5 or higher).
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Specifications Table
This product is EPEAT registered at the Bronze level. For more information, see EPEAT
specifications here.
Printer Specifications
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Black: 360 nozzles × 2 rows × 2 colors (Photo Black and Matte
Black)
Color: 360 nozzles × 2 rows × 3 colors (Yellow, Magenta, and
Cyan)
Resolution (maximum)
2880 × 1440 dpi
Control code
ESC/P raster (undisclosed command)
HP-GL/2, HP RTL*1
Paper feed method
Friction feed
Built-in memory
512MB for Main
128MB for Network
Rated voltage
AC 100 to 240 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Rated current
SureColor T7000: 1.0 to 0.5 A
SureColor T5000: 0.9 to 0.5 A
SureColor T3000: 0.8 to 0.4 A
Power consumption
In use
SureColor T7000: Approximately 72 W
SureColor T5000: Approximately 65 W
SureColor T3000: Approximately 54 W
Sleep mode
3.0 W or less
Power off
0.4 W or less
Temperature
Operating: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Storage (before unpacking):
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (within 120 hours at 60°C (140°F),
within a month at 40°C (104°F))
Storage (after unpacking):
–20 to 40°C (–4 to 104°F) (within a month at 40°C (104°F))
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% (without condensation)
Storage (before unpacking): 5 to 85% (without condensation)
Storage (after unpacking): 5 to 85% (without condensation)
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Printer Specifications
Operating temperature/humidity
(optional Hard Disk Unit not installed)
Operating temperature/humidity
(optional Hard Disk Unit installed)
External dimensions
SureColor T7000:
(W) 1608 × (D) 813*2 × (H) 1128 mm
SureColor T5000:
(W) 1405 × (D) 813*2 × (H) 1128 mm
SureColor T3000:
(W) 1050 × (D) 691 × (H) 613 mm
(with stand (24”): (W) 1050 × (D) 813*2 × (H) 1128 mm)
Weight*3
SureColor T7000: Approximately 82 kg
SureColor T5000: Approximately 75 kg
SureColor T3000: Approximately 51 kg
(with stand (24”): Approximately 61 kg)
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*1 For information on HP-GL/2 and HP RTL, see the Epson website.
*2 Paper basket closed.
*3 Excluding ink cartridges.
Ink Specifications
Type
Special ink cartridges
Pigment ink
Black: Photo Black, Matte Black
Color: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan
Use by date
See the date printed on the package (at normal
temperature)
Print quality guarantee
expiration
1 year (when installed in printer)
Storage temperature
Uninstalled:
–4 to 104°F (–20 to 40°C) (within 4 days at –4°F [–20°C], a
month at 104°F [40°C])
Installed in printer:
–4 to 104°F (–20 to 40°C) (within 4 days –4°F [–20°C], a
month at 104°F [40°C])
Transporting:
–4 to 104°F (–20 to 40°C) (within 4 days at –4°F [–20°C], a
month at 104°F [40°C], 72 hours at 140°F [60°C])
Cartridge dimensions
700ml:
(W) 40 × (D) 305 × (H) 110 mm
350ml:
(W) 40 × (D) 200 × (H) 110 mm
110ml:
(W) 25 × (D) 200 × (H) 110 mm
Important:
O We recommend that you remove and shake the installed ink cartridges thoroughly once
every three months to ensure print quality.
O
The ink freezes if left at below –4°F (–20°C) for a long time. If it does freeze, leave it at room
temperature 77°F (25°C) for at least four hours (without condensation).
O
Do not refill the ink.
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Standards and Approvals
Safety
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1
Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC
EMC
EN 60950-1
FCC part 15 subpart B Class B
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class B
AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class B
EMC Directive
2004/108/EC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
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:
O
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
O
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
O
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
O
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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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.
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Appendix B
Where To Get Help
New :See comments to select sections you need. The word "other" indicates products except for inkjet, SPC, Page, and SIDM.
Contacting Epson Support
Epson provides technical support and information on the installation, configuration, and
operation of professional printing products through the EPSON Preferred Limited Warranty
Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Days and
hours of support are subject to change without notice.
New :For All products
Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is included with the
EPSON Preferred Limited Warranty Plan information that came with your printer. You’ll
also need your printer serial number and proof of purchase.
Visit Epson’s U.S. support website (www.epson.com/support) or Canadian website
(www.epson.ca/support) and select your product for solutions to common problems. You
can download drivers, firmware, and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting
advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Note:
For help using any other software on your system, see the documentation for that software for
technical support information.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine EPSON ink cartridges, paper, and accessories from an EPSON
authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or
you can purchase online at http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Appendix C
Software License Terms
Open Source Software Licenses
1. This printer product includes open source software programs listed in Section 6)
according to the license terms of each open source software program.
2. We provide the source code of the GPL Programs, LGPL Programs, Apache License
Program and ncftp license Program (each is defined in Section 6) until five (5) years
after the discontinuation of same model of this printer product. If you desire to receive
the source code above, please see the “Contacting Epson Support” in the User’s
Guide, and contact the customer support of your region. You shall comply with the
license terms of each open source software program.
3. The open source software programs are WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even
the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. See the license agreements of each open source software program for
more details, which are described on \Manual\OSS.pdf in the Printer Software Disc.
4. OpenSSL toolkit
This printer product includes software developed by the OpenSSL project for use in the
OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/).
This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young
(eay@cryptsoft.com).
5. The license terms of each open source software program are described on
\Manual\OSS.pdf in the Printer Software Disc.
6. The list of open source software programs which this printer product includes are as
follows.
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GNU GPL
This printer product includes the open source software programs which apply the GNU
General Public License Version 2 or later version (“GPL Programs”).
The list of GPL Programs:
linux-2.6.35-arm1-epson12
busybox-1.17.4
udhcp 0.9.8cvs20050124-5
ethtool-2.6.35
e2fsprogs-1.41.14
scrub-2.4
smartmontools-5.40
GNU Lesser GPL
This printer product includes the open source software programs which apply the GNU
Lesser General Public License Version 2 or later version (“Lesser GPL Programs”).
The list of LGPL Programs:
uclibc-0.9.32
libusb-1.0.8
zeroconf 0.6.1-1
iksemel-rev25
e2fsprogs-1.41.14
Apache License
This printer product includes the open source software program “Bonjour” which apply
the Apache License Version 2.0 (“Apache License Program”).
Bonjour License
This printer product includes the open source software program “Bonjour” which
applies the terms and conditions provided by owner of the copyright to the “Bonjour”.
Net-SNMP license
This printer product includes the open source software program “Net-SNMP” which
applies the terms and conditions provided by owner of the copyright to the “Net-SNMP”.
OpenSSL License/Original SSLeay License
This printer product includes the open source software program “OpenSSL toolkit”
which applies the license terms of OpenSSL License and Original SSLeay License.
BSD License (Berkeley Software Distribution License)
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This printer product includes the open source software program “busybox-1.17.4”
which apply the Berkeley Software Distribution License (“BSD Program”).
Sun RPC License
This printer product includes the open source software program “busybox-1.17.4”
which apply the Sun RPC License (“Sun RPC Program”).
ncftp license
This printer product includes the open source software program “ncftp-3.2.4” which
applies the terms and conditions provided by owner of the copyright to the “ncftp”.
sdparm license
This printer product includes the open source software program “sdparm-1.06” which
applies the terms and conditions provided by owner of the copyright to the “sdparm”.
e2fsprogs license
This printer product includes the open source software program “e2fsprogs-1.41.14”
which applies the terms and conditions provided by owner of the copyright to the
“e2fsprogs”.
Bonjour
This printer product includes the open source software programs which apply the Apple
Public Source License Version1.2 or its latest version ("Bonjour Programs").
We provide the source code of the Bonjour Programs pursuant to the Apple Public Source
License Version1.2 or its latest version until five (5) years after the discontinuation of same
model of this printer product. If you desire to receive the source code of the Bonjour
Programs, please see the "Contacting Customer Support" in Appendix or Printing Guide of
this User's Guide, and contact the customer support of your region.
You can redistribute Bonjour Programs and/or modify it under the terms of the Apple Public
Source License Version1.2 or its latest version.
These Bonjour Programs are WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
warranty of MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The Apple Public Source License Version1.2 is as follows. You also can see the Apple
Public Source License Version1.2 at http://www.opensource.apple.com/apsl/.
APPLE PUBLIC SOURCE LICENSE
Version 2.0 - August 6, 2003
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1. General; Definitions. This License applies to any program or other work which Apple
Computer, Inc. ("Apple") makes publicly available and which contains a notice placed by
Apple identifying such program or work as "Original Code" and stating that it is subject to
the terms of this Apple Public Source License version 2.0 ("License"). As used in this
License:
1.1 "Applicable Patent Rights" mean: (a) in the case where Apple is the grantor of rights, (i)
claims of patents that are now or hereafter acquired, owned by or assigned to Apple and
(ii) that cover subject matter contained in the Original Code, but only to the extent
necessary to use, reproduce and/or distribute the Original Code without infringement; and
(b) in the case where You are the grantor of rights, (i) claims of patents that are now or
hereafter acquired, owned by or assigned to You and (ii) that cover subject matter in Your
Modifications, taken alone or in combination with Original Code.
1.2 "Contributor" means any person or entity that creates or contributes to the creation of
Modifications.
1.3 "Covered Code" means the Original Code, Modifications, the combination of Original
Code and any Modifications, and/or any respective portions thereof.
1.4 "Externally Deploy" means: (a) to sublicense, distribute or otherwise make Covered
Code available, directly or indirectly, to anyone other than You; and/or (b) to use Covered
Code, alone or as part of a Larger Work, in any way to provide a service, including but not
limited to delivery of content, through electronic communication with a client other than
You.
1.5 "Larger Work" means a work which combines Covered Code or portions thereof with
code not governed by the terms of this License.
1.6 "Modifications" mean any addition to, deletion from, and/or change to, the substance
and/or structure of the Original Code, any previous Modifications, the combination of
Original Code and any previous Modifications, and/or any respective portions thereof.
When code is released as a series of files, a Modification is: (a) any addition to or deletion
from the contents of a file containing Covered Code; and/or (b) any new file or other
representation of computer program statements that contains any part of Covered Code.
1.7 "Original Code" means (a) the Source Code of a program or other work as originally
made available by Apple under this License, including the Source Code of any updates or
upgrades to such programs or works made available by Apple under this License, and that
has been expressly identified by Apple as such in the header file(s) of such work; and (b)
the object code compiled from such Source Code and originally made available by Apple
under this License
1.8 "Source Code" means the human readable form of a program or other work that is
suitable for making modifications to it, including all modules it contains, plus any
associated interface definition files, scripts used to control compilation and installation of
an executable (object code).
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1.9 "You" or "Your" means an individual or a legal entity exercising rights under this
License. For legal entities, "You" or "Your" includes any entity which controls, is controlled
by, or is under common control with, You, where "control" means (a) the power, direct or
indirect, to cause the direction or management of such entity, whether by contract or
otherwise, or (b) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding shares or
beneficial ownership of such entity.
2. Permitted Uses; Conditions & Restrictions. Subject to the terms and conditions of this
License, Apple hereby grants You, effective on the date You accept this License and
download the Original Code, a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license, to the extent
of Apple's Applicable Patent Rights and copyrights covering the Original Code, to do the
following:
2.1 Unmodified Code. You may use, reproduce, display, perform, internally distribute
within Your organization, and Externally Deploy verbatim, unmodified copies of the Original
Code, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided that in each instance:
(a) You must retain and reproduce in all copies of Original Code the copyright and other
proprietary notices and disclaimers of Apple as they appear in the Original Code, and keep
intact all notices in the Original Code that refer to this License; and
(b) You must include a copy of this License with every copy of Source Code of Covered
Code and documentation You distribute or Externally Deploy, and You may not offer or
impose any terms on such Source Code that alter or restrict this License or the recipients'
rights hereunder, except as permitted under Section 6.
2.2 Modified Code. You may modify Covered Code and use, reproduce, display, perform,
internally distribute within Your organization, and Externally Deploy Your Modifications and
Covered Code, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided that in each
instance You also meet all of these conditions:
(a) You must satisfy all the conditions of Section 2.1 with respect to the Source Code of the
Covered Code;
(b) You must duplicate, to the extent it does not already exist, the notice in Exhibit A in each
file of the Source Code of all Your Modifications, and cause the modified files to carry
prominent notices stating that You changed the files and the date of any change; and
(c) If You Externally Deploy Your Modifications, You must make Source Code of all Your
Externally Deployed Modifications either available to those to whom You have Externally
Deployed Your Modifications, or publicly available. Source Code of Your Externally
Deployed Modifications must be released under the terms set forth in this License,
including the license grants set forth in Section 3 below, for as long as you Externally
Deploy the Covered Code or twelve (12) months from the date of initial External
Deployment, whichever is longer. You should preferably distribute the Source Code of
Your Externally Deployed Modifications electronically (e.g. download from a web site).
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2.3 Distribution of Executable Versions. In addition, if You Externally Deploy Covered Code
(Original Code and/or Modifications) in object code, executable form only, You must
include a prominent notice, in the code itself as well as in related documentation, stating
that Source Code of the Covered Code is available under the terms of this License with
information on how and where to obtain such Source Code.
2.4 Third Party Rights. You expressly acknowledge and agree that although Apple and
each Contributor grants the licenses to their respective portions of the Covered Code set
forth herein, no assurances are provided by Apple or any Contributor that the Covered
Code does not infringe the patent or other intellectual property rights of any other entity.
Apple and each Contributor disclaim any liability to You for claims brought by any other
entity based on infringement of intellectual property rights or otherwise. As a condition to
exercising the rights and licenses granted hereunder, You hereby assume sole
responsibility to secure any other intellectual property rights needed, if any. For example,
if a third party patent license is required to allow You to distribute the Covered Code, it is
Your responsibility to acquire that license before distributing the Covered Code.
3. Your Grants. In consideration of, and as a condition to, the licenses granted to You
under this License, You hereby grant to any person or entity receiving or distributing
Covered Code under this License a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable
license, under Your Applicable Patent Rights and other intellectual property rights (other
than patent) owned or controlled by You, to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify,
sublicense, distribute and Externally Deploy Your Modifications of the same scope and
extent as Apple's licenses under Sections 2.1 and 2.2 above.
4. Larger Works. You may create a Larger Work by combining Covered Code with other
code not governed by the terms of this License and distribute the Larger Work as a single
product. In each such instance, You must make sure the requirements of this License are
fulfilled for the Covered Code or any portion thereof.
5. Limitations on Patent License. Except as expressly stated in Section 2, no other patent
rights, express or implied, are granted by Apple herein. Modifications and/or Larger Works
may require additional patent licenses from Apple which Apple may grant in its sole
discretion.
6. Additional Terms. You may choose to offer, and to charge a fee for, warranty, support,
indemnity or liability obligations and/or other rights consistent with the scope of the license
granted herein ("Additional Terms") to one or more recipients of Covered Code. However,
You may do so only on Your own behalf and as Your sole responsibility, and not on behalf
of Apple or any Contributor. You must obtain the recipient's agreement that any such
Additional Terms are offered by You alone, and You hereby agree to indemnify, defend
and hold Apple and every Contributor harmless for any liability incurred by or claims
asserted against Apple or such Contributor by reason of any such Additional Terms.
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7. Versions of the License. Apple may publish revised and/or new versions of this License
from time to time. Each version will be given a distinguishing version number. Once
Original Code has been published under a particular version of this License, You may
continue to use it under the terms of that version. You may also choose to use such
Original Code under the terms of any subsequent version of this License published by
Apple. No one other than Apple has the right to modify the terms applicable to Covered
Code created under this License.
8. NO WARRANTY OR SUPPORT. The Covered Code may contain in whole or in part
pre-release, untested, or not fully tested works. The Covered Code may contain errors that
could cause failures or loss of data, and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. You
expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the Covered Code, or any portion thereof, is
at Your sole and entire risk. THE COVERED CODE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND
WITHOUT WARRANTY, UPGRADES OR SUPPORT OF ANY KIND AND APPLE AND
APPLE'S LICENSOR(S) (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS "APPLE" FOR THE
PURPOSES OF SECTIONS 8 AND 9) AND ALL CONTRIBUTORS EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OF FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND
NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. APPLE AND EACH CONTRIBUTOR
DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE
COVERED CODE, THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE COVERED CODE
WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE OPERATION OF THE COVERED
CODE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE
COVERED CODE WILL BE CORRECTED. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR
ADVICE GIVEN BY APPLE, AN APPLE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OR ANY
CONTRIBUTOR SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. You acknowledge that the Covered
Code is not intended for use in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation,
communication systems, or air traffic control machines in which case the failure of the
Covered Code could lead to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental
damage.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO
EVENT SHALL APPLE OR ANY CONTRIBUTOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR
RELATING TO THIS LICENSE OR YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE COVERED
CODE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF CONTRACT,
WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCTS LIABILITY OR
OTHERWISE, EVEN IF APPLE OR SUCH CONTRIBUTOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF
ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW
THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. In no event shall Apple's total liability
to You for all damages (other than as may be required by applicable law) under this
License exceed the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).
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10. Trademarks. This License does not grant any rights to use the trademarks or trade
names "Apple", "Apple Computer", "Mac", "Mac OS", "QuickTime", "QuickTime Streaming
Server" or any other trademarks, service marks, logos or trade names belonging to Apple
(collectively "Apple Marks") or to any trademark, service mark, logo or trade name
belonging to any Contributor. You agree not to use any Apple Marks in or as part of the
name of products derived from the Original Code or to endorse or promote products
derived from the Original Code other than as expressly permitted by and in strict
compliance at all times with Apple's third party trademark usage guidelines which are
posted at http://www.apple.com/legal/guidelinesfor3rdparties.html.
11. Ownership. Subject to the licenses granted under this License, each Contributor
retains all rights, title and interest in and to any Modifications made by such Contributor.
Apple retains all rights, title and interest in and to the Original Code and any Modifications
made by or on behalf of Apple ("Apple Modifications"), and such Apple Modifications will
not be automatically subject to this License. Apple may, at its sole discretion, choose to
license such Apple Modifications under this License, or on different terms from those
contained in this License or may choose not to license them at all.
12. Termination.
12.1 Termination. This License and the rights granted hereunder will terminate:
(a) automatically without notice from Apple if You fail to comply with any term(s) of this
License and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of such breach;
(b) immediately in the event of the circumstances described in Section 13.5(b); or
(c) automatically without notice from Apple if You, at any time during the term of this
License, commence an action for patent infringement against Apple; provided that Apple
did not first commence an action for patent infringement against You in that instance.
12.2 Effect of Termination. Upon termination, You agree to immediately stop any further
use, reproduction, modification, sublicensing and distribution of the Covered Code. All
sublicenses to the Covered Code which have been properly granted prior to termination
shall survive any termination of this License. Provisions which, by their nature, should
remain in effect beyond the termination of this License shall survive, including but not
limited to Sections 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.2 and 13. No party will be liable to any other for
compensation, indemnity or damages of any sort solely as a result of terminating this
License in accordance with its terms, and termination of this License will be without
prejudice to any other right or remedy of any party.
13. Miscellaneous.
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13.1 Government End Users. The Covered Code is a "commercial item" as defined in FAR
2.101. Government software and technical data rights in the Covered Code include only
those rights customarily provided to the public as defined in this License. This customary
commercial license in technical data and software is provided in accordance with FAR
12.211 (Technical Data) and 12.212 (Computer Software) and, for Department of Defense
purchases, DFAR 252.227-7015 (Technical Data -- Commercial Items) and 227.7202-3
(Rights in Commercial Computer Software or Computer Software Documentation).
Accordingly, all U.S. Government End Users acquire Covered Code with only those rights
set forth herein.
13.2 Relationship of Parties. This License will not be construed as creating an agency,
partnership, joint venture or any other form of legal association between or among You,
Apple or any Contributor, and You will not represent to the contrary, whether expressly, by
implication, appearance or otherwise.
13.3 Independent Development. Nothing in this License will impair Apple's right to acquire,
license, develop, have others develop for it, market and/or distribute technology or
products that perform the same or similar functions as, or otherwise compete with,
Modifications, Larger Works, technology or products that You may develop, produce,
market or distribute.
13.4 Waiver; Construction. Failure by Apple or any Contributor to enforce any provision of
this License will not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other
provision. Any law or regulation which provides that the language of a contract shall be
construed against the drafter will not apply to this License.
13.5 Severability. (a) If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision
of this License, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision of the License will be
enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the economic benefits and
intent of the parties, and the remainder of this License will continue in full force and effect.
(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if applicable law prohibits or restricts You from fully
and/or specifically complying with Sections 2 and/or 3 or prevents the enforceability of
either of those Sections, this License will immediately terminate and You must immediately
discontinue any use of the Covered Code and destroy all copies of it that are in your
possession or control.
13.6 Dispute Resolution. Any litigation or other dispute resolution between You and Apple
relating to this License shall take place in the Northern District of California, and You and
Apple hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of, and venue in, the state and federal
courts within that District with respect to this License. The application of the United Nations
Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded.
13.7 Entire Agreement; Governing Law. This License constitutes the entire agreement
between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This License shall be
governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, except that body of
California law concerning conflicts of law.
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Where You are located in the province of Quebec, Canada, the following clause applies:
The parties hereby confirm that they have requested that this License and all related
documents be drafted in English.
Les parties ont exigé que le présent contrat et tous les documents connexes soient rédigés
en anglais.
EXHIBIT A.
"Portions Copyright (c) 1999-2003 Apple Computer, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This file contains Original Code and/or Modifications of Original Code as defined in and
that are subject to the Apple Public Source License Version 2.0 (the 'License'). You may
not use this file except in compliance with the License. Please obtain a copy of the License
at http://www.opensource.apple.com/apsl/ and read it before using this file.
The Original Code and all software distributed under the License are distributed on an 'AS
IS' basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND
APPLE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please see
the License for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the License."
Other Software Licenses
Info-ZIP copyright and license
This is version 2007-Mar-4 of the Info-ZIP license. The definitive version of this document
should be available at ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/license.html indefinitely and a copy
at http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/license.html.
Copyright © 1990-2007 Info-ZIP. All rights reserved.
For the purposes of this copyright and license, “Info-ZIP” is defined as the following set of
individuals:
Mark Adler, John Bush, Karl Davis, Harald Denker, Jean-Michel Dubois, Jean-loup Gailly,
Hunter Goatley, Ed Gordon, Ian Gorman, Chris Herborth, Dirk Haase, Greg Hartwig,
Robert Heath, Jonathan Hudson, Paul Kienitz, David Kirschbaum, Johnny Lee, Onno van
der Linden, Igor Mandrichenko, Steve P. Miller, Sergio Monesi, Keith Owens, George
Petrov, Greg Roelofs, Kai Uwe Rommel, Steve Salisbury, Dave Smith, Steven M.
Schweda, Christian Spieler, Cosmin Truta, Antoine Verheijen, Paul von Behren, Rich
Wales, Mike White.
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Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial
applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the above disclaimer and the
following restrictions:
1.
Redistributions of source code (in whole or in part) must retain the above copyright notice,
definition, disclaimer, and this list of conditions.
2.
Redistributions in binary form (compiled executables and libraries) must reproduce the above
copyright notice, definition, disclaimer, and this list of conditions in documentation and/or
other materials provided with the distribution. The sole exception to this condition is
redistribution of a standard UnZipSFX binary (including SFXWiz) as part of a self-extracting
archive; that is permitted without inclusion of this license, as long as the normal SFX banner
has not been removed from the binary or disabled.
3.
Altered versions--including, but not limited to, ports to new operating systems, existing ports
with new graphical interfaces, versions with modified or added functionality, and dynamic,
shared, or static library versions not from Info-ZIP--must be plainly marked as such and must not
be misrepresented as being the original source or, if binaries, compiled from the original
source. Such altered versions also must not be misrepresented as being Info-ZIP
releases--including, but not limited to, labeling of the altered versions with the names "Info-ZIP"
(or any variation thereof, including, but not limited to, different capitalizations), "Pocket
UnZip," "WiZ" or "MacZip" without the explicit permission of Info-ZIP. Such altered versions are
further prohibited from misrepresentative use of the Zip-Bugs or Info-ZIP e-mail addresses or the
Info-ZIP URL(s), such as to imply Info-ZIP will provide support for the altered versions.
4.
Info-ZIP retains the right to use the names "Info-ZIP," "Zip," "UnZip," "UnZipSFX," "WiZ," "Pocket
UnZip," "Pocket Zip," and "MacZip" for its own source and binary releases.
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