Epson R2880 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet Printer User`s guide

Epson R2880 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet Printer User`s guide
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Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Series
®
User’s Guide
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Contents
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Loading Paper Using the Single Sheet Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Loading Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Loading Thick Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Available Epson Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Printing From Start to Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Printing in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing With Mac OS X 10.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing With Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Paper Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
23
27
30
Printing on CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the Rollers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing Your Printed CD/DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
31
32
34
35
Maintaining Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking and Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Ink Cartridge Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching Black Ink Cartridge Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
36
37
38
40
44
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Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Checking for Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Printer Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
49
50
51
54
Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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Introduction
Your Epson Stylus® Photo R2880 Series printer gives you exhibition quality prints
on a wide variety of glossy and matte papers in many sizes.
Your outstanding printouts result from these advanced features:
■
Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta ink cartridges for
unprecedented gray balance, outstanding tonal range, and astounding color.
■
Enhanced media handling including thick, fine art paper, 1.0 to 1.3 mm
boards, and rolls for virtually any kind of print up to 13 × 44 inches, with or
without borders.
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Resolutions up to 5760 × 1440 optimized dpi (dots per inch) with droplets as
small as 3 picoliters for the finest details.
■
Direct printing onto ink jet-printable CDs and DVDs for a professional look.
■
Two Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast, easy connectivity to multiple
computers.
■
Downloadable Premium ICC Profiles for precise color management.
Please follow these guidelines as you read the instructions on your Start Here sheet,
User’s Guide book, and on-screen Reference Guide:
Warning:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution:
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note:
Notes contain important information about your R2880 Series.
Tip:
Tips contain hints for better printing.
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Loading Paper
You can print on a variety of paper types in the sheet feeder, or use the single sheet
guide for certain specialty papers (see page 8). For multiple photos, panoramics,
and banners, load roll paper using the roll paper holders (see page 11). For thick
media, use the front manual feed slot (see page 14).
Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder
You can load the following paper types and quantities in the sheet feeder. Load
other paper types in the rear manual feed slot using the single sheet feeder (see
page 8) or roll paper holders (see page 11).
Paper type
Maximum sheets by size
Plain paper
Approximately 120
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
100
50 (B or Super B)
Epson Bright White Paper
80
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
30
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
30 (4 × 6 inch, 8 × 10 inch, Letter,
11 × 14 inch)
20 (5 × 7 inch)
10 (B, A3, Super B)
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
30 (Letter)
10 (A3 or Super B)
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
30 (4 × 6 inch or Letter)
10 (B)
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
30 (8 × 10 inch or Letter)
10 (11 × 14 inch, A3, or Super B)
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Double-sided
Epson Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets
Epson Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
1 sheet
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1. Open the paper support and pull up the extensions, then open the output tray
and pull out the extensions.
2. Press the button on the edge guide and slide it left.
3. Insert paper, glossy or printable side up, short edge first, against the right side
and beneath the tab. Then press the button on the edge guide and slide it
against the paper (but not too tightly).
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Always load paper short edge first, even for landscape printing.
Load letterhead or pre-printed paper top edge first.
Note:
The edge guide may move slightly during paper feeding and
printing. Do not adjust the edge guide or open the printer cover
during printing.
Loading Paper Using the Single Sheet
Guide
You can print professional quality photos on these paper types using the single
sheet guide and the rear manual feed slot:
■
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
■
Epson Watercolor Paper Radiant White
■
Epson UltraSmooth® Fine Art Paper
■
PremierArt™ Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper for Epson
■
Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
(See page 16 for available sizes.)
1. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder and
close the paper support.
2. Open the output tray and pull out the
extensions.
3. Slide the roll paper edge guide on the back of
the printer all the way to the right.
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Roll paper
edge guide
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4. Attach the single sheet guide by aligning the notches on its base with the slots
on the back of the printer. Then hook the tabs over the top of the slot
(marked with orange triangles).
5. Make sure the printer is on so it can load the paper correctly.
6. Insert one sheet of paper, printable side up and against the right side, then
slide the edge guide against the sheet, but not too tightly.
Note:
Load paper short edge first, no matter which way your photo faces. Check the
paper package for any additional loading instructions.
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7. Guide the paper into the printer until it meets resistance and hold it there
until the printer pulls it in slightly. Once the printer begins feeding the paper,
let go of it.
8. Open the printer cover and make sure the
paper has fed all the way into the printer and is
straight. The paper must feed straight so the
printer can properly identify the edge.
If the paper is crooked or the front edge is
visible, you may receive a paper jam error
when you print. To avoid this, press and hold
the M roll paper button for three seconds to
back the paper out. Press the I paper button
to clear the paper out error, and load the paper
again.
9. Close the printer cover and do not open it during printing.
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Loading Roll Paper
You can load roll paper or canvas media for printing large images, panoramic
images, or multiple photos, with or without borders.
You can load roll paper in these widths:
■
8.3-inches wide
■
13-inches wide
(See page 16 for a list of roll paper and canvas media types and sizes.)
Tip:
It’s a good idea to check the ink status and replace cartridges, if necessary, before
loading roll paper (see page 38). This is because you must remove roll paper from the
printer before replacing cartridges to avoid ink marks on the paper.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Remove any paper loaded in the sheet feeder and remove the single sheet
guide, if it is installed (see page 8). Also close the paper support.
3. Open the output tray, but do not pull out the extensions.
4. Place the roll paper holders on each end of the paper roll as shown.
5. Remove any tape and protective paper from the
end of the roll and make sure the corners of the
paper are cut straight and at 90° angles to avoid
paper feeding problems.
90°
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Note:
Avoid touching the surface of your paper or canvas media.
With canvas media that you have previously loaded, it’s a good idea to cut the edge
straight each time you reload it.
6. Insert the left roll paper holder (marked with a down orange triangle) into the
far left slot on the back of the printer (marked with a right orange triangle).
Then insert the right roll paper holder in the corresponding slot on the right.
7. Feed the end of the paper into the roll paper feeder,
located behind the roll and marked with the M roll
paper icon.
8. Slide the roll paper edge guide against the right side of
the paper, but not too tightly.
Caution:
Do not load roll paper or canvas media into the auto sheet
feeder (marked with up orange triangles).
9. Guide the paper into the slot until it meets resistance and hold it there until
the printer pulls it in slightly. Once the printer begins feeding the paper, let go
of it.
Note:
When loading canvas media, leave 2 to 3 inches of slack in the roll as it feeds and
prints for the best results. If you have trouble feeding canvas media, check that the
edge is straight and reload it, making sure to keep the roll slack.
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10. Open the printer cover and look into the
printer to make sure the roll paper or canvas
media is feeding straight. The paper must feed
straight so the printer can properly identify the
edge of it.
If it is crooked or the front edge is visible, you
may receive a paper jam error when you print.
To avoid this, press the M roll paper button
for three seconds to back the paper out. Press
the I paper button to clear the paper out
error, then load the roll paper or canvas media
again.
11. For roll paper, turn the knobs on the roll paper holders backward to remove
the excess slack. (Leave 2 to 3 inches of slack for canvas media.)
12. Close the printer cover and do not open it during printing.
Removing Roll Paper Prints and Roll Paper
1. To remove your roll paper or canvas media prints, press the M roll paper
button to feed the paper forward, then cut off your printed photos straight
across the paper at the cutting guideline.
Caution:
Do not pull on the paper as you cut it to avoid damaging your printout. Also do not
cut the paper too close to the printer to avoid paper feeding problems.
2. To continue printing on roll paper or canvas media, press the M roll paper
button again to return the paper to printing position.
3. If you are finished printing on roll paper or canvas media, press and hold the
M roll paper button for 3 seconds to feed the paper backward and out of the
printer. If it does not feed all the way out, press the M roll paper button again.
4. Turn the knobs on the roll paper holders backward to roll up the paper, then
remove the paper and holders from the printer.
5. Press the I paper button to stop the I paper light from flashing.
Store the unused roll paper or canvas media in its original package away from high
temperatures, humidity, and direct sunlight.
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Loading Thick Media
Use the front manual feed slot to load 13 × 19-inch media that is 1.0 to 1.3 mm
thick.
Note:
Make sure there is enough space behind the printer for the media to feed through the
printer.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Remove any roll paper, canvas media, or paper loaded in the sheet feeder or
single sheet guide. Then close the paper support.
3. If necessary, remove the single sheet guide (see page 8) or roll paper holders
(see page 13).
4. Open the output tray, but do not pull out the extensions.
5. Open the front manual feed slot cover and slide the edge guide left.
6. Insert one sheet of thick media into the front manual feed slot, short edge first
with the printable side face-up, until the trailing edge is aligned with the
arrows.
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7. Slide the edge guide to the side of the media, but not too tightly.
Note:
If the printer doesn’t load the media and the I paper light flashes when printing
starts, gently pull out the media and turn off the printer. Then turn on the printer
and try again.
Caution:
Don’t turn off the printer when thick media is loaded or you may damage the
printer. To remove the media from the printer without printing, gently pull out the
media.
8. When you’re finished printing on thick media, close the front manual feed
slot cover.
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Available Epson Papers
Epson offers a wide array of high quality papers, making it easy to maximize the
impact of your photos, presentations, and creative projects.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies CentralSM at
www.epson.com/ink3 (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). You can
also purchase supplies from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest one,
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Part
number
Sheet
count
4 × 6 inches
S041808
S041727
S042119
40
100
250
5 × 7 inches
S041464
S042120
20
250
8 × 10 inches
S041465
S042121
20
250
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041286
S041283
S041667
20
25
50
11 × 14 inches
S041466
20
B (11 × 17 inches)
S041290
20
A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches)
S041288
20
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041289
20
8.3 inches × 32 feet
S041376
Roll
13 inches × 32 feet
S041378
Roll
4 × 6 inches
S041934
S042181
S042174
50
60
100
5 × 7 inches
S041945
20
8 × 10 inches
S041946
20
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041935
S042182
S042175
20
25
50
Paper name
Size
Epson Premium Photo Paper
Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper
Glossy
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Part
number
Sheet
count
4 × 6 inches
S041809
S042038
50
100
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041141
S041649
S041271
20
50
100
B (11 × 17 inches)
S041156
20
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041143
20
4 × 6 inches
S041982
S042122
40
250
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041331
20
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041327
20
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041405
S041913
50
250
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
S041602
250
A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches)
S041406
50
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041407
S041604
50
100
8.3 inches × 32.8 feet
S041408
Roll
13 inches × 32.8 feet
S041409
Roll
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S045033
25
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S045037
25
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041341
S041914
50
250
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
S041603
250
A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches)
S041343
50
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041339
S041605
50
100
Paper name
Size
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Photo Paper
Semi-gloss
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper
Luster
Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
Epson Ultra Premium Presentation
Paper Matte
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Paper name
Size
Part
number
Sheet
count
Epson Premium Presentation
Paper Matte
8 × 10 inches
S041467
50
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041257
S042180
50
100
11 × 14 inches
S041468
50
A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches)
S041260
50
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041263
50
Epson Premium Presentation
Paper Matte Double-sided
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041568
50
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041062
100
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
S041067
100
B (11 × 17 inches)
S041070
100
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041069
100
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041636
20
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041637
20
Epson Watercolor Paper Radiant
White
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041351
20
Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
325 gsm
Super B (13 × 19 inches)
S041896
25
PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo
Paper for Epson
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
SCR1002
20
12 × 12 inches
SCR1003
10
Epson Premium Canvas Satin
13 inches × 20 feet
S045066
Roll
Epson Premium Canvas Matte
13 inches × 20 feet
S045072
Roll
Epson Bright White Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041586
500
Epson Photo Quality Self-adhesive
Sheets
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
S041106
10
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041153
10
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
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Printing From Start to Finish
This section describes basic printing from your Windows® or Macintosh®
computer. For detailed instructions, see the on-screen Reference Guide.
You can also print label designs directly onto ink jet-printable CDs or DVDs. See
page 31 and the on-screen Reference Guide for details.
To print photos directly from a PictBridge®-compatible digital camera connected
to the R2880, see the on-screen Reference Guide.
Tip:
It’s a good idea to check for updates to your Epson Stylus Photo R2880 software. See
“Checking for Software Updates” on page 49 for instructions.
Printing in Windows
1. Open a photo or document in a printing program, open the File menu, and
select Print.
Select EPSON Stylus
Photo R2880
Click here to open
your printer software
2. Select EPSON Stylus Photo R2880 and click the Preferences or
Properties button.
Note:
If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it. Then click Preferences or
Properties on the next screen.
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3. On the Main tab, select the Media Type setting that matches the paper you
loaded (see page 30).
Note:
The available media types vary depending on the type of black ink cartridge
currently installed (see page 44).
4. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic printing. To
print black and white photos using Advanced B&W Photo mode, see your
on-screen Reference Guide for instructions.
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5. For the Print Quality setting, select Speed, Quality, or Max Quality
(available with certain media types only), or select Quality Options to display
a window like this:
Use the Speed/Quality slider to set from the following quality levels:
■
LEVEL 1 for fast printing with draft quality.
■
LEVEL 2 for everyday text and image printing.
■
LEVEL 3 for photos and graphics with good print quality and speed.
■
LEVEL 4 for photos and graphics with high print quality and slower
speed.
■
LEVEL 5 for the best print quality and slowest print speed (best to use
for canvas media).
Then select from the following additional options, and click OK:
■
High Speed for fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality.
■
Edge Smoothing to improve the quality of low-resolution images.
■
Finest Detail for sharper edges on vector-based data including text,
graphics, and line art. (This setting does not affect photographs.)
6. Select Automatic as the Mode setting, then select one of the following:
■
Epson Standard increases the contrast in images.
■
Adobe RGB matches images colors to the Adobe RGB color standard.
Use this setting if your source file was captured in Adobe RGB.
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7. Choose the paper Source in which you loaded your paper:
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Sheet: for sheets of paper loaded in the sheet feeder.
■
Roll Paper: for photos or panoramics up to 27 inches (68.6 cm) long. If
desired, click Print page frame to print a cutting guideline around each
photo.
■
Roll Paper - Banner: for photos or banners over 27 inches (68.6 cm)
long. If desired, click Save Roll Paper to feed small amounts of roll
paper between each banner.
■
Manual - Roll: for a sheet of compatible paper loaded in the single sheet
guide (see page 8 for loading instructions).
■
Manual - Front: for thick media loaded in the front manual feed slot (see
page 14).
■
CD/DVD: for a disc loaded in the CD/DVD tray guide (see page 31 for
printing instructions).
8. Select the paper Size setting for the paper you loaded.
If you loaded roll paper or canvas media, create a custom paper size. Select
User Defined in the Size menu, then click the User Defined button. Type a
name for your custom size. For the Paper Width, enter 8.3 for A4- or 12.95
for Super B-size rolls. For the Paper Height enter the desired length up to
44 inches. Click Save, click OK, then select your custom paper size in the
Size menu.
Note:
For roll paper, make sure the maximum width of your photo is 8.3 or 13 inches to fit
in the width of your roll paper (set the margins to 0 in your application software).
9. If you’re printing borderless photos, select Borderless, if available. To adjust
the borderless expansion setting click Expansion.
10. To reduce or enlarge your printout or print double-sided, click the Page
Layout tab and select settings as necessary. (Click Help or see your on-screen
Reference Guide for details.)
Note:
For color management instructions, see http://www.epson.com/SPR2880Profiles.
For more information about print settings, click Help or see your on-screen
Reference Guide.
11. Click OK to save your settings.
12. Click OK or Print to start printing.
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This window appears and shows the progress of your print job.
Check ink
cartridge status
Cancel
printing
Pause or resume
printing
Note:
If you’re printing on roll paper or canvas media, see page 13 for instructions on
removing your printed photos and paper.
Printing With Mac OS X 10.5
1. Open a photo or document in a printing program, open the File menu, and
select Print.
2. Select Epson Stylus Photo R2880 as the Printer setting.
3. Click the arrow to expand the Print window, if necessary.
Select EPSON Stylus Photo R2880
Click to expand
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4. Select the Paper Size setting for the paper size and source you are using:
■
To print a borderless photo on paper loaded in the sheet feeder, select a
paper size with a Sheet Feeder - Borderless option.
■
To print on roll paper or canvas media, create a custom paper size.
Select Manage Custom Sizes in the Paper Size pop-up menu. Click
the + (plus sign), double-click Untitled and give your paper size a name.
For the Width, enter 8.3 for A4- or 12.95 for Super B-size rolls. For the
Height enter the desired length up to 44 inches. Set the margins to 0 and
click OK. Then select your custom paper size in the size menu.
Note:
For roll paper, make sure the maximum width of your photo is set to 8.3 or
13 inches to fit in the width of your roll paper (set the margins to 0 in your
application software).
■
To print on paper loaded in the single sheet guide, select a paper size with
a Manual - Roll or Manual - Roll (Borderless) option.
■
To print on paper loaded in the front manual feed slot, select a paper size
with a Manual Front option.
5. Choose portrait or landscape as the Orientation setting for your document or
photo.
Note:
If you don’t see these settings in the Print window, check for them in your
application or in the Page Setup window.
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6. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
Note:
In certain programs, you may need to select Advanced before you can select Print
Settings. For more information about print settings, click the ? button.
7. Select the Media Type setting that matches the paper you loaded (see
page 30).
Note:
The available media types vary depending on the type of black ink cartridge
currently installed (see page 44).
8. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic printing. To
print black and white photos using Advanced B&W Photo mode, see your
on-screen Reference Guide for instructions.
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9. Select a Print Quality setting (available settings depend on selected media
type):
■
Draft: for fast printing with draft quality
■
Fine - 720dpi: for everyday text and image printing
■
SuperFine - 1440dpi: for photos and graphics with good print quality
and speed
■
Photo - 1440dpi: for photos and graphics with high print quality and
slower speed
■
SuperPhoto - 5760dpi: for the best print quality and slowest print speed
(best to use for canvas media)
Note:
For color management instructions, see http://www.epson.com/SPR2880Profiles.
For more information about print settings, click ? or see your on-screen Reference
Guide.
10. Click Print.
11. To monitor your print job, click the printer icon in the dock (or click the
Print Center icon and double-click SP R2880 on the next screen).
Cancel
printing
Pause or
resume
printing
Select the
print job
Note:
If you’re printing on roll paper or canvas media, see page 13 for instructions on
removing your printed photos and paper, if necessary.
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Printing With Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.4
1. Open a photo or document in a printing program, open the File menu, and
select Page Setup.
Select Stylus Photo R2880
Select your Paper Size
Select your document
or image orientation
2. Select Stylus Photo R2880 as the Format For setting.
3. Select the Paper Size setting for the paper size and source you are using:
■
To print a borderless photo on paper loaded in the sheet feeder, select a
paper size with a Sheet Feeder - Borderless option.
■
To print on roll paper or canvas media, create a custom paper size.
Select Manage Custom Sizes in the Paper Size pop-up menu. Click
the + (plus sign), double-click Untitled and give your paper size a name.
For the Width, enter 8.3 for A4- or 12.95 for Super B-size rolls. For the
Height enter the desired length up to 44 inches. Set the margins to 0 and
click OK. Then select your custom paper size in the size menu.
Note:
For roll paper, make sure the maximum width of your photo is set to 8.3 or
13 inches to fit in the width of your roll paper (set the margins to 0 in your
application software).
■
To print on paper loaded in the single sheet paper guide, select a paper
size with a Manual - Roll or Manual - Roll (Borderless) option.
■
To print on paper loaded in the front manual feed slot, select a paper size
with a Manual Front option.
4. Choose portrait or landscape as the Orientation setting for your document or
photo.
5. Click OK.
6. Open the File menu and select Print.
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7. Select Stylus Photo R2880, choose Print Settings from the pop-up menu,
and select the following print settings:
Pop-up menu
Select your Media Type
(see page 30)
Select Color or Grayscale
output
Select Automatic or
Advanced mode
Note:
In certain programs, you may need to select Advanced before you can select Print
Settings. For more information about print settings, click the ? button.
8. Select the Media Type setting for your paper (see page 30).
Note:
The available media types vary depending on the type of black ink cartridge
currently installed (see page 44).
9. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic printing. To
print black and white photos using Advanced B&W Photo mode, see your
on-screen Reference Guide for instructions.
10. For basic printing, select Automatic as the Mode setting and move the
Quality/Speed slider to select higher quality or faster print speed.
11. For more printing options, click the Advanced button.
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12. Select a Print Quality setting (available settings depend on selected media
type):
■
Draft: for fast printing with draft quality
■
Fine - 720dpi: for everyday text and image printing
■
SuperFine - 1440dpi: for photos and graphics with good print quality
and speed
■
Photo - 1440dpi: for photos and graphics with high print quality and
slower speed
■
SuperPhoto - 5760dpi: for the best print quality and slowest print speed
(best to use for canvas media)
Note:
For color management instructions, see http://www.epson.com/SPR2880Profiles.
For more information about print settings, click ? or see your on-screen Reference
Guide.
13. Click Print.
14. To monitor your print job, click the printer icon in the dock (or click the
Print Center icon and double-click SP R2880 on the next screen).
Cancel
printing
Pause or
resume
printing
Select the
print job
Note:
If you’re printing on roll paper or canvas media, see page 13 for instructions on
removing your printed photos and paper, if necessary.
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Selecting the Correct Paper Type
Select the correct Media Type (Windows see page 20, Mac OS X 10.5 see
page 25, or Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.4 see page 28) setting in your printer software so
the ink coverage can be adjusted for your media.
For this paper/media
Select this setting
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Plain paper
Epson Bright White Paper
Plain Paper/Bright White Paper
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Premium Canvas Satin*
Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper*
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper
Matte
Ultra Premium Presentation Matte
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Premium Canvas Matte*
Epson Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper
Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Epson Watercolor Paper Radiant White
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper 325 gsm
PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper for
Epson
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Double-sided
Double-Sided Matte Paper
Ink jet-printable CD or DVD
CD/DVD
CD/DVD Premium Surface
*
For the best results on this paper, print using a premium ICC profile, downloadable
from Epson at http://www.epson.com/SPR2880Profiles.
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Printing on CDs and DVDs
You can use your R2880 and the Epson Print CD software that came with it to
print label designs directly onto ink jet-printable CDs or DVDs.
Before you load a CD or DVD, be sure to clean the rollers inside the printer, as
described below. Also burn files, music, or video onto your CD or DVD before
printing on it to prevent errors.
Then follow the steps in these sections:
■
“Loading a CD or DVD” on page 32
■
“Printing on a CD or DVD” on page 34
■
“Removing Your Printed CD/DVD” on page 35
Note:
If you’re using discs where the printable area extends to within 0.16 inch (4 mm) of the
edge of the center hole, you may need to adjust the Inner/Outer Diameter setting in
the File menu of the Epson Print CD software. See the program’s Help utility for
instructions.
Cleaning the Rollers
Before you print on a CD or DVD, it’s a good idea to clean the rollers inside the
printer by feeding several sheets of plain paper through it.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Open the paper support and output tray.
3. Load several sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder (see page 6).
4. Press the I paper button to feed the paper through the printer.
5. Press the I paper button again to eject the paper.
6. Feed several sheets of paper in this way to completely clean the rollers.
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Loading a CD or DVD
1. First burn files, music, or video onto your CD/DVD before printing on it to
prevent errors.
2. Turn on the printer.
3. Clean the rollers inside the printer (see page 31).
4. Remove any paper loaded in the sheet feeder and remove the single sheet
guide, if it is installed. Also close the paper support.
5. Open the output tray, but do not pull out the extensions.
6. Open the front manual feed slot cover and slide the edge guide left.
7. Place your disc on the CD/DVD tray with the label side up.
12-cm discs
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Note:
For small 8-cm discs, place the adapter on the tray and then place the disc in the
adapter.
8. Insert the tray into the front manual feed slot. Then slide the edge guide
against the left side of the CD/DVD tray.
9. Make sure that the CD/DVD tray is beneath the guide rails, then slide the
tray in until the arrows are aligned.
When you send your CD/DVD print job to the printer, it automatically places the
disc in the correct print position and ejects it automatically when printing finishes.
Caution:
Do not turn the R2880 on or off with a CD or DVD loaded in it. Always remove the disc
first (see page 35).
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Printing on a CD or DVD
When you installed the software for the R2880, you installed the Epson Print CD
program for printing label designs directly onto CDs or DVDs. Follow these steps
to open the program and print on the disc you loaded in the printer:
1. Do one of the following to start Epson Print CD:
Windows: Double-click the EPSON Print CD icon on your desktop.
Mac OS X: Open the Applications folder, open the EPSON Print CD folder,
and double-click EPSON Print CD.
2. Follow the instructions in the on-screen Reference Guide to design your disc
label. You can use the tools on the screen to add text and provided background
designs, or add your own designs or photos.
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3. When you’re ready to print on the disc, open the File menu and select Print.
You see one of these windows:
Windows
Mac OS X
4. Select EPSON Stylus Photo R2880 (Windows and Mac OS X 10.5) or
Stylus Photo R2880 (Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.4), if necessary.
5. Click Print.
Removing Your Printed CD/DVD
After your CD or DVD is printed, the tray ejects partially from the R2880.
Pull out the tray and remove the disc.
Caution:
Do not turn the R2880 on or off with a CD or DVD loaded in it. Always remove the disc
first.
After printing, handle the printed CD or DVD carefully. You may need to wait up
to 24 hours for the ink to dry fully before inserting it in a drive. Keep printed discs
away from moisture and direct sunlight.
If you need to adjust the print position or print quality, see your on-screen
Reference Guide for instructions.
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Maintaining Your Printer
Follow the steps in these sections to keep the R2880 working at its best:
■
“Checking and Cleaning the Print Head” below
■
“Checking and Aligning the Print Head” on page 37
■
“Checking the Ink Cartridge Status” on page 38
■
“Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 40
■
“Switching Black Ink Cartridge Types” on page 44
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head
You can check and clean the print head nozzles automatically using the Auto
Nozzle Check and Cleaning utility in your printer software. It prints a check
pattern that your printer then reads to see if you have any clogged nozzles, which it
then cleans, if necessary.
1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder (see page 6).
2. Do one of the following:
Windows: Right-click the icon in
the bottom right corner of your screen
(the taskbar) and select Auto Head
Cleaning.
Mac OS X: Open the Applications
folder, open the EPSON Printer
Utility3, select SP R2880, and click
OK. Then select Auto Nozzle Check
and Cleaning.
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3. Click Start and follow the on-screen instructions to allow the printer to print
and examine the nozzle check pattern. If necessary, the printer cleans the print
head, and may print and check the nozzle check pattern a few times.
If nozzles are still clogged, you see a message telling you to clean the print
head manually. See the on-screen Reference Guide for instructions.
Note:
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head four times, turn off your
printer and wait at least six hours to let any dried ink soften. Then try printing again.
If you do not use your R2880 often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a
month to maintain good print quality.
Checking and Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts become grainy or blurry, or you see dark or light bands across
them, you may need to align the print head.
It’s best to run the automatic alignment utility first to let the printer check and
align the print head, if necessary. If you still notice alignment problems, you can
align the print head manually.
Note:
Banding may also occur if your print head nozzles need cleaning (see page 36).
1. Load a few sheets of Epson Presentation Paper Matte (or the photo paper you
have on hand) in the sheet feeder (see page 6). It’s best to use matte or photo
paper for the most accurate alignment.
2. Do one of the following:
Windows: Right-click the icon in
the bottom right corner of your screen
(the taskbar) and select Print Head
Alignment.
Mac OS X: Open the Applications
folder, open the EPSON Printer
Utility3, select SP R2880, and click
OK. Then select Print Head
Alignment.
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3. To have the printer check and align the print head automatically, click
Automatic, then click OK. Follow the on-screen instructions to print the
alignment check patterns and align the print head as necessary.
To align the print head manually, click the Manual button and follow the
on-screen instructions, or see the on-screen Reference Guide for detailed steps.
Checking the Ink Cartridge Status
Your R2880 will let you know when an ink cartridge is low or expended in the
following ways:
■
The H ink light flashes when ink is low in one or more cartridges.
■
The H ink light stays on when an ink cartridge is expended. You cannot print
when an ink cartridge is expended even if the other cartridges are not
expended. Replace any expended cartridges before printing.
■
Your computer screen displays a message when you try to print. This window
can optionally display ink offers and other updates retrieved from an Epson
website.
Note:
On a Windows computer that is connected to the Internet, you may see a screen
asking if you want to receive Epson offers the first time you try to print when ink is low.
Click Accept or Decline. To disable checking for ink offers or updates from Epson, see
the instructions in your on-screen Reference Guide.
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To check the ink cartridge status at anytime, do
one of the following:
Windows:
Double-click the icon in the bottom right
corner of your screen (the taskbar).
You see the screen to the right.
Mac OS X:
1. Open the Applications folder.
2. Open the EPSON Printer Utility3.
3. Select SP R2880, click OK, and select
EPSON StatusMonitor.
You see the screen to the right.
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies Central at
www.epson.com/ink3 (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). You can
also purchase supplies from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest one,
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Use the following list when you order or purchase new ink cartridges:
Ink color
Part number
Part number on
software screens
Light Light Black
96
T0969
Vivid Light Magenta
96
T0966
Light Cyan
96
T0965
Light Black
96
T0967
Photo Black
96
T0961
Matte Black
96
T0968
Cyan
96
T0962
Vivid Magenta
96
T0963
Yellow
96
T0964
Note:
We recommend that you use genuine Epson cartridges and do not refill them. The use
of other products may affect your print quality and could result in printer damage.
Yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency
of use, and temperature. For print quality, a small amount of ink remains in the cartridge
after the “replace cartridge” indicator comes on. The printer ships with full cartridges
and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer.
For best printing results, use up a cartridge within six months of opening the package.
Caution:
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are
vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
Leave your old cartridges in the R2880 until you are ready to replace them to prevent
the print head nozzles from drying out.
Remove the CD/DVD tray before replacing ink cartridges.
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Make sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. You must install new
cartridges immediately after removing the old ones.
1. Remove the CD/DVD tray or thick media and close the front manual feed
slot cover before replacing ink. If you have roll paper or canvas media loaded
in the printer, remove it to prevent ink marks on the paper (see page 13).
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Press the H ink button to move the print head to the ink replacement position.
If a cartridge is low or expended, the light above the cartridge flashes or stays
on.
Caution:
Don’t move the print head by hand or touch the flat white cable
behind the print head to avoid damaging your printer.
4. Open the cartridge cover.
5. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the
cartridge straight up to remove it. Dispose of it
carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart
or try to refill it.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly
with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes,
flush them immediately with water. Keep ink
cartridges out of the reach of children.
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6. Before opening the cartridge package, shake the package four or five times.
Note:
All cartridges make a clicking sound when you shake them.
Caution:
Do not shake the cartridges after opening the packages or ink will leak.
7. Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to touch the green
chip on the cartridge.
8. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.
Caution:
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.
9. Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into
place.
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10. Once you replace all the necessary cartridges, close the cartridge cover and
push it down until it clicks into place.
11. Close the printer cover.
12. Press the H ink button to begin charging the ink. This takes about
2 1/2 minutes. The P power light flashes as the ink charges.
When the P power light stops flashing and the H ink light goes out, ink
charging is finished.
Caution:
Never turn off the R2880 while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink.
If the H ink light is flashing, press the H ink button, then press down all the
cartridges securely.
If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the
cartridge.
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Switching Black Ink Cartridge Types
Your printer comes with a Matte Black (T0968) and Photo Black (T0961) ink
cartridge for printing. Only one can be installed in the printer at one time. Decide
which media you will print on. Then, if necessary, switch the cartridge to match
the Media Type (see page 45).
Use the Matte Black ink cartridge with the following media types:
■
Plain Paper
■
Bright White Paper
■
Presentation Paper Matte
■
Premium Presentation Paper Matte
■
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
■
Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
■
Velvet Fine Art Paper
■
Watercolor Radiant White
■
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
■
Premium Canvas Matte
■
Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets
■
PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper for Epson
Note:
You cannot select these paper types when the Photo Black ink cartridge is installed.
Use the Photo Black cartridge with the following media types:
■
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
■
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
■
Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
■
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
■
Premium Canvas Satin
■
Exhibition Fiber Paper
Note:
You cannot select these paper types when the Matte Black ink cartridge is installed.
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Switching the Black Ink Cartridge
Make sure you have the other black ink cartridge handy before you begin. You
must install the other cartridge immediately after removing the installed one from
the printer.
Caution:
If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the
cartridge.
1. Remove the CD/DVD tray or thick media and close the front manual feed
slot cover before replacing ink. If you have roll paper or canvas media loaded
in the printer, remove it to prevent ink marks on the paper (see page 13).
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Press the H ink button to move the print head to the ink replacement position.
If a cartridge is low or expended, the light above the cartridge flashes or stays
on.
Caution:
Don’t move the print head by hand or touch the flat white cable
behind the print head to avoid damaging your printer.
4. Open the cartridge cover.
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5. Squeeze the tab on the black ink cartridge and
lift the cartridge straight up to remove it. Store
this cartridge in a plastic bag for later use.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly
with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes,
flush them immediately with water. Keep ink
cartridges out of the reach of children.
6. If you’re switching the cartridge with a new one, shake the cartridge package
four or five times before opening the package.
Note:
The cartridges make a clicking sound when you shake them.
Caution:
Do not shake the cartridges after opening the packages or ink will leak.
7. If necessary, remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to
touch the green chip on the cartridge.
8. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.
Caution:
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.
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9. Insert the black ink cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks
into place.
10. Close the cartridge cover and push it down until it clicks into place.
11. Close the printer cover.
12. Press the H ink button to begin charging the ink. This takes about
2 1/2 minutes. The P power light flashes as the ink charges.
When the P power light stops flashing and the H ink light goes out, ink
charging is finished.
Caution:
Never turn off the R2880 while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink.
If the H ink light is flashing, press the H ink button, then press down all the
cartridges securely.
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Select the Black Ink Cartridge
Once you’ve swapped the black ink cartridges, you need to select it in the printer
driver before printing. Do one of the following:
Windows
1. Right-click the
icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (the taskbar).
2. Select Printer Settings. You see the printer settings window:
3. Select the Utility tab in the printer driver, then select Print and Option
Information.
4. If necessary, select the installed black ink cartridge and click OK.
Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.5
1. Open the Applications folder on your hard drive.
2. Open EPSON Printer Utility3.
3. Select SP R2880 and click OK.
4. Select EPSON StatusMonitor.
Click the Update button to update the ink cartridge and Media Type settings in
the printer driver.
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Solving Problems
Check the status of the printer lights to diagnose the cause of most problems (see
page 50), or check the solutions beginning on page 51 for more information.
Open your on-screen Epson Information Center for detailed help and easy access to
Epson’s support website, FAQs, paper and ink purchasing, and Reference Guide.
Checking for Software Updates
Periodically, it’s a good idea to check Epson’s support website
for free updates to your Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Series
software. Open your on-screen Epson Information Center and
select Download the Latest Software or visit Epson’s support
website at epson.com/support (U.S.) or epson.ca (Canada).
With Windows, you can select Driver Update on the Utility tab in the printer
settings window. You can also click Start or , select Programs or All
Programs, select EPSON, and click EPSON Stylus Photo R2880 Driver
Update.
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Checking the Printer Lights
Check the status of the printer lights to solve the most common problems.
Light status
Problem and solution
I paper on
Paper may be out or multiple sheets may have fed into
the sheet feeder. Load paper, if necessary (see page 6),
and press the I paper button.
Roll paper or canvas media may be out. See page 11 to
load roll paper.
The CD/DVD tray may not be inserted. See page 32 to
load a CD or DVD.
If you’re printing on thick media, the media is not
inserted. Insert the thick media and press the I paper
button.
P power and I paper
flashing
Paper may have jammed in the sheet feeder, rear
manual feed slot, front manual feed slot, or roll paper
slot.
Sheet feeder or rear manual feed slot: Press the
I paper button to eject any jammed sheets, then
open the printer cover and remove any paper jammed
inside. Reload paper and press the I paper button
again to clear the error.
Front manual feed slot: Gently pull out the paper and
press the I paper button to clear the error.
Roll Paper Slot: Cut off any printed roll paper or canvas
media, then remove (see page 13) and reload (see
page 11) the paper.
The CD/DVD tray may be unable to eject. Gently pull
out the CD/DVD tray and press the I paper button.
See page 32 to reload the tray.
The printer cover may be open. Close the printer cover
to continue. (Leaving the printer cover open stops or
prevents printing.)
H ink on
An ink cartridge is expended or not installed correctly,
or is not compatible with the printer. Replace or
reinstall the cartridge (see page 40).
H ink flashing
Ink in a cartridge is low. You can continue printing, or
check which cartridge is low (see page 38) and replace
it (see page 40).
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Light status
Problem and solution
I paper flashing
H ink flashing fast
The front manual feed slot cover is open while printing
from paper loaded in the sheet feeder. Remove paper
loaded to print on thick media or a CD/DVD or close the
front manual feed slot cover to print on paper loaded in
the sheet feeder (see page 32 to locate the front
manual feed slot cover). Press the I paper button to
clear the error.
P power on
I paper and H ink flashing
or flashing alternately
An unsupported device is connected to the
external
USB port. Connect only a PictBridge compatible digital
camera to the
external USB port (see the on-screen
Reference Guide).
P power off
I paper and H ink flashing
alternately
Parts inside the R2880 Series are at the end of their
service life or an unknown error has occurred. Contact
Epson for help (see page 54).
P power off
I paper and H ink flashing
fast
The print head is obstructed by paper or other foreign
material. Turn off the printer, remove any obstructions,
and turn it back on. If the error persists, contact Epson
(see page 54).
Problems and Solutions
Check the solutions below if you’re having trouble using your printer.
Printing Problems
■
Make sure your paper is loaded printable side up, short edge first, and against
the right side with the edge guide against it (see page 6 and page 8).
■
Don’t load paper above the arrow mark inside the sheet feeder edge guide.
Load only one sheet of compatible paper using the single sheet guide (see
page 8).
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Make sure the paper size settings in the printer software are correct for the
paper you loaded.
■
If the P power and I paper lights are flashing and printing has stopped,
make sure the printer cover is closed. Leaving the printer cover open stops or
prevents printing.
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Paper Feeding Problems
■
If paper doesn’t feed into the sheet feeder, remove the paper and fan the stack
of paper to separate the sheets. Reload paper against the right side and slide
the edge guide against it. Also, do not load too many sheets in the sheet feeder
at once (see page 6) and make sure the printer cover is closed.
■
If paper loaded using the single sheet guide doesn’t feed, make sure you
installed the guide correctly and guided the paper all the way into the printer
(see page 8). Also make sure the printer cover is closed.
■
If roll paper doesn’t feed, cut the end of it straight across and uncurl the end
by rolling it backward, if necessary. Then reload the paper carefully (see
page 11) and make sure the printer cover is closed.
■
If thick media doesn’t feed, gently remove the paper and turn off the printer.
Turn the printer back on and reload the paper (see page 14).
■
If paper is jammed, try the following, depending on how you’re printing:
Sheet feeder or rear manual feed slot: Press the I paper button to eject any
jammed sheets, then open the printer cover and remove any paper jammed
inside. Press the I paper button again to clear the error, then reload paper.
Roll paper slot: Cut off any printed roll paper or canvas media, then remove
(see page 13) and reload (see page 11) the paper.
Front manual feed slot: Gently pull out the paper and press the I paper
button to clear the error.
CD/DVD Printing Problems
■
If the CD/DVD tray won’t load or jams in the printer, gently pull out the
CD/DVD tray and press the I paper button, if it is flashing. Reload the
CD/DVD tray, making sure to insert the tray correctly in the tray guide and
align the arrows (see page 32). Also make sure the printer cover is closed.
■
If your image is not positioned correctly on the disc or does not cover the
printable area correctly, you may need to adjust the printing position using the
Epson Print CD software. See the on-screen Reference Guide for instructions.
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■
If ink smears on your disc, make sure you’re printing on ink jet-printable CDs
or DVDs and that the surface of the disc is dry. Handle printed discs carefully
and let them dry for 24 hours before inserting them in a drive. If necessary,
you can adjust the print quality using Epson Print CD software. See the
on-screen Reference Guide for instructions.
Print Quality Problems
■
For the best print quality, use Epson papers (see page 16) and genuine Epson
ink cartridges (see page 40).
■
Load the paper printable side up (usually the whiter, brighter, or glossy side).
■
Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled.
■
Use a support sheet with special paper (sheet feeder only) or load one sheet at
a time.
■
Make sure the type of paper you loaded matches the paper size and paper type
settings in your printer software (see page 30).
■
Remove sheets from the output tray as they eject. Let your prints dry
separately for at least 12 hours before framing or placing in a protective sheet.
If you need to stack them, place a sheet of plain paper between each print.
■
If you notice light or dark bands across your printouts or they are too faint,
you may need to clean the print head. Run the Auto Nozzle Check and
Cleaning utility to automatically check and clean the print head (see page 36).
■
If you notice jagged vertical lines, run the Print Head Alignment utility to
automatically check and align the print head (see page 37).
■
The ink cartridges may be low on ink. Check your cartridge status (see
page 38) and replace cartridges, if necessary (see page 40).
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Where To Get Help
Epson Technical Support
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at epson.com/support and select your product for
solutions to common problems. You can download drivers and documentation,
get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Series)
■
Product serial number (located on the label in back)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer configuration
■
Description of the problem
Then call:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-7272, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday
Days and hours of support are subject to change without notice. Toll or long
distance charges may apply.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies Central at
www.epson.com/ink3 (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). You can
also purchase supplies from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest one,
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
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Notices
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your R2880, read and follow these safety instructions:
■
Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the R2880.
■
Use only the type of power source indicated on the R2880 label.
■
Place the R2880 near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
■
If you won’t be using the R2880 for a long period, unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet.
■
Always turn off the R2880 using the P power button, and wait until the P power
light stops flashing before unplugging the printer or cutting off power to the electrical
outlet.
■
Avoid plugging the R2880 into an outlet on the same circuit as a photo copier or air
control system that regularly switches on and off, or on an outlet controlled by a wall
switch or timer.
■
Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
■
If you use an extension cord with the R2880, 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.
■
Avoid locations that are subject to rapid changes in heat or humidity, shocks or
vibrations, or dust.
■
Leave enough room around the R2880 for sufficient ventilation. Do not block or
cover openings in the R2880 case or insert objects through the slots.
■
Do not place the R2880 near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight.
■
Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around the
R2880. Doing so may cause fire.
■
Place the R2880 on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond its base in all directions.
It will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
■
Make sure the R2880 is at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall.
■
Do not touch the flat white cable inside the R2880.
■
Do not spill liquid on the R2880.
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■
Except as specifically explained in your documentation, do not attempt to service the
R2880 yourself.
■
Unplug the R2880 and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions: if the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the
product; if the product has been dropped or the case damaged; if the product does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
■
When storing or transporting the R2880, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it
upside down; otherwise ink may leak from the cartridges.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
■
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
■
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges; there may be ink remaining around
the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets
in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
■
Do not put your hand inside the R2880 or touch any cartridges during printing.
■
Install a new ink cartridge immediately after removing an expended one. Leaving
cartridges uninstalled can dry out the print head and may prevent the R2880 from
printing.
■
If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and
dust and store it in the same environment as the R2880. Note that there is a valve in
the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent
the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge
ink supply port or surrounding area. Do not store the cartridge upside down.
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Epson America, Inc., Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original retail purchaser
that the Epson printer covered by this limited warranty statement, if purchased and
operated only in the United States or Canada, will be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. For warranty
service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your Epson printer prove defective
during the warranty period, please call the Epson ConnectionSM at (562) 276-7272 (U.S.)
or (905) 709-2567 (Canada) for warranty repair instructions and return authorization. An
Epson service technician will provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether
the printer requires service. If service is needed, Epson will, at its option, exchange or
repair the printer without charge for parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the
defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you, freight prepaid, so long as you
use an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions).
Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for securely
packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within five (5) working days of
receipt of the replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card number to secure the
cost of the replacement printer in the event that you fail to return the defective one. If your
printer is being repaired, Epson will direct you to send your printer to Epson or its
authorized service center, where the printer will be fixed and sent back to you. You are
responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the Epson authorized
service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a part, the
item replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement printer or part may be new or
refurbished to the Epson standard of quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be another
model of like kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered printer will
not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered printer. Exchange products and
parts assume the remaining warranty period of your original product covered by this
limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers only normal use in the
United States and Canada. Using this product for continuous production or similar high
duty purposes is not considered normal use; damage, maintenance or service from such use
will not be covered under this warranty. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty
does not cover any color change or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials or
services required for reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the Epson
product caused by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or certified by Epson.
This warranty does not cover ribbons, ink cartridges or third party parts, components, or
peripheral devices added to the Epson product after its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer
or user-added boards or components. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should
the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the
product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse,
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abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such
as fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction
with non-Epson products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. If a
claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the
costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME
LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF
THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS
STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY
OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR
DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH OF
WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and
some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction
to jurisdiction.
To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at:
http://www.epson.com.
To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit
http://www.epson.com/support.
You can also write to:
Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
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Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for: Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals;
and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
Located at:
Epson America, Inc.
MS 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR
Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is
identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards.
Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to
be within the variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical
basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
Epson
Type of Product: Ink jet printer
Model:
B431B
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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:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will
invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which
exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the
user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this
equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to
unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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