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EPSON Stylus COLOR 660
edge
guides
Media
paper support
printer cover
control
panel
output tray
output tray
extensions
load/eject
button
ink cartridge
clamp
paper out
thickness light
lever
black ink
out light
color ink
out light
cleaning
button
Media name
Size
Part number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Letter
A4
S041060
S041059
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
S041111
S041117
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
Legal
S041062
S041061
S041067
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Paper
Letter
A4
S041124
S041126
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film
Letter
A4
A6
S041072
S041071
S041107
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter
A4
4 × 6 inches
Panoramic (8.3 ×
23.4 inches)
S041141
S041140
S041134
S041145
power
light
power
button
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies Letter
A4
S041064
S041063
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Cards
A6
8 × 10 inches
S041054
S041122
EPSON Photo Stickers Kit (CDROM and paper)
EPSON Photo Stickers
(refill, paper only)
A6, 16 frames per
sheet
A6, 16 frames per
sheet
S041144-KIT
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel
Transfer Paper
Letter
S041153/S041155
EPSON Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Letter
S041257
S041144
Accessories
Printer Specifications
User Replaceable Parts
Part number
Printing
Paper support
1040662
Printing method
Printer cover
1039830
Stacker assembly
1039828
Logo plate
1048520
Label (underlid sticker with paper
loading/replacing ink cartridge/
cleaning print head instructions)
1041679
Part name
Nozzle configuration
Black
Color
Ink Cartridges
Cartridge
Part number
Black
S020187
Color
S020191
On-demand ink jet
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64 nozzles
96 nozzles (32 each: cyan, magenta, yellow)
Resolution
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code
ESC/P Raster,™ EPSON Remote
Input buffer
32KB
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Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Thickness
Single sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half letter (statement, 5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Plain bond paper and special ink jet
papers distributed by EPSON
0.003 to 0.004 inch 17 to 24 lb (64 to
(0.08 to 0.11 mm)
90 g/m2) for plain
for plain bond paper bond paper
Transparencies, glossy
film, glossy paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm), glossy film only
Transparencies, glossy paper, and glossy —
film distributed by EPSON
—
Matte Paper - Heavyweight A4 (210 × 297 mm)
matte paper distributed by EPSON
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Self-adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self adhesive sheets distributed by
EPSON
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Envelopes
No. 10, 4.1 × 9.5 inches (104 × 140 mm)
DL, 4.3 × 8.7 inches (110 × 220 mm)
C6, 4.4 × 6.4 inches (114 × 162 mm)
132 × 220 mm (5.2 × 8.7 inches)
Plain bond paper or air mail paper
0.006 to 0.02 inch
(0.16 to 0.52 mm)
12 to 20 lb
(45 to 75 g/m2)
Index (ink jet) cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
8 × 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
Ink jet cards distributed by EPSON
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—
Photo paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm)
Panoramic (210 × 594 mm)
Photo paper distributed by EPSON
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—
Photo stickers
A6 (105 × 148 mm) 16 frames per sheet
Photo stickers distributed by EPSON
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—
Iron-On Cool Peel transfer
paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Transfer paper distributed by EPSON
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Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to
the quality of any non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test
samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing
large jobs.
Weight
Printable area
A
B-L
B-R
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and
other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade
of paper.
Do not load curled or folded paper.
C
single sheets/index cards
Use papers under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
A
Store printouts on EPSON glossy media and self adhesive sheets
under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
B-R
B-L
C
envelope
A:
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm).
B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B-R: The minimum right margin is as follows:
0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for single sheets and C6 envelopes
0.28 inch (7 mm) for DL envelopes.
1.10 inch (28 mm) for No. 10 envelopes.
C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.54 inch (14.0 mm).
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To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. Envelopes
should be loaded flap edge first, with the flap side down.
You can extend the minimum bottom margin to 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) by
selecting Maximum as the Printable Area Setting on the printer driver
Paper menu. However, print quality may decline in the expanded
area. Before printing large jobs, print a single sheet to confirm print
quality.
Mechanical
A
Paper feed
method
Friction
Paper path
Sheet feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m 2) paper
Dimensions
B-L, B-R
Storage
Width: 16.9 inches (429 mm)
Depth: 9.1 inches (231 mm)
Height: 6.1 inches (157 mm)
Printing
Width: 16.9 inches (429 mm)
Depth: 23.7 inches (602 mm)
Height: 11.6 inches (295 mm)
C
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper
(dotted lines indicate perforations)
Weight
11.5 lb (5.2 kg) without the ink cartridges
Electrical
A:
B–L,
B–R:
C:
The maximum top margin is 0.67 inch (17.0 mm).
The maximum left and right margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
The maximum bottom margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
Ink Cartridge
Specification
120 V Model
220−240 V Model*
Input voltage
range**
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Specification
Black ink cartridge
(S020187)
Color ink cartridge
(S020191)
Input frequency
range
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Rated current
300 pages (15% coverage)
Power consumption Approx. 16 W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 5 W in standby mode
Energy Star compliant
Print capacity* 540 pages text (ISO/IEC
10561 letter pattern,
380 pages graphic (5%
coverage)
Cartridge life
−4 to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit
temperature
−22 to 140 °F (−30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Freezing
3.2 °F (−16 °C)
temperature**
Dimensions
0.7 (W) × 2.1 (D) × 1.5 (H)
inches
19.8 (W) × 52.7 (D) ×
38.5 (H) mm
0.2 A (max. 0.3 A)
* This product is also designed for an IT power system phase-tophase voltage of 220−240 V.
2 years from production date (if unopened)
(within 6 months after opening package, at 77 °F
[25 °C])
Storage
temperature
0.4 A (max. 0.5 A)
** Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
Environmental
Temperature
−0.4 °F (−18 °C)
1.7 (W) × 2.1 (D) × 1.5 (H)
inches
42.9 (W) × 52.7 (D) ×
38.5 (H) mm
Operation
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage
−4 to 140 °F ( −20 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
* The print capacity may vary, depending on the images you print
and how often you clean the print head.
Operation
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
*
Storage
20 to 80% RH
5 to 85% RH
*Stored in shipping container
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The four lights on your printer’s control panel show the
printer’s status and alert you to problems like paper jams.
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 No. 950
with D3
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA
C108.8 class B
P The power light is on when the printer is on and
ready to print. The power light flashes when the
printer is receiving a print job, charging ink, or
cleaning the print head.
B or A When an ink out light flashes, your ink supply is
low. Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
Parallel Interface
Forward channel
Data format
8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility
mode
Synchronization
STROBE pulse
Handshake
timing
BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level
TTL compatible
Connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or
equivalent
When an ink out light comes on, you need to
replace the ink cartridge. See “Replacing an Ink
Cartridge” on page 6 for instructions.
S When the paper out light comes on, your paper ran
out or is incorrectly loaded. Make sure none of the
sheets are curled, creased, old, stuck together, or
too thin. Reload the paper against the right edge
guide and slide the left edge guide over to the
paper’s left edge. Then press the E load/eject
button to resume printing.
When the paper out light flashes, you have a paper
jam. Turn off the printer and gently pull out all
paper. Make sure none of the sheets are curled,
creased, old, stuck together, or too thin. Reload
the paper against the right edge guide and slide the
left edge guide over to the paper’s left edge. Then
turn the printer on.
Reverse channel
Transmission
mode
IEEE-1284 Nibble mode
Adaptable
connector
57-30360 Amphenol
connector or equivalent
Synchronization
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
P S When the Ppower and S paper out buttons flash
B A and the B black and A color ink out lights come
on, jammed paper may be blocking movement of
the print head. Turn off the printer (press the
P power button); wait 15 seconds; then turn it on
again. If this does not clear the error, contact your
dealer or EPSON as described in the Printer Basics
book.
Data transmission Refer to the IEEE-1284
timing
specification
Control Panel
paper out light
load/eject
button
When all the lights flash, your printer may have an
internal error. Make sure you removed all the
packing materials as described on the unpacking
sheet in the printer box. Turn off the printer (press
the P power button); wait 15 seconds; then turn it
on again. If this does not clear the error, contact
your dealer or EPSON as described in the Printer
Basics book.
power light
black ink
out light
When all the lights are off, the printer is not
receiving power. Try these solutions:
❏ Make sure the printer is turned on.
color ink
out light
cleaning
button
❏ Turn off the printer, plug in the power cord
securely, and turn on the printer.
power
button
❏ Make sure the outlet is operable and is not
controlled by a switch or timer.
❏ Try using another outlet.
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Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
Installing an Ink Cartridge for the First
Time
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
You must install both ink cartridges and leave them installed
or the printer won’t work.
6. Insert the ink cartridges into their holders with the blue
labels facing up and toward the back of the printer.
1. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.
Don’t use an outlet controlled by a wall switch or timer,
or one on the same circuit as a large appliance. This may
disrupt the power, which can erase the printer’s memory
or damage its power supply.
2. Lower the output tray and open the printer cover.
3. Press the P power button to turn on the printer. The
P power light flashes, the B black and A color ink out
lights come on, and the ink cartridge holders move left to
the installation position.
Always use the P power button to turn the printer on or
off. Never use an external switch, such as a power strip
switch.
7. Push down the clamps until they lock in place.
4. Pull up the two ink cartridge clamps.
8. Press the R cleaning button and close the printer cover.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink
delivery system. Charging can take two to three minutes.
During this time, the P power light flashes, and the printer
makes various sounds. Don’t turn off the printer or interrupt
the charging process or you’ll use more ink than necessary.
Charging is complete when the P power light stops flashing
and it stays on.
5. Unwrap the ink cartridges. Then pull off only the yellow
part of the tape seal on the top of each cartridge.
You must remove the yellow tape seal from the top of
the cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Don’t
pull off the blue part or remove the tape seal from the
bottom.
Never turn off the printer when the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than five minutes.
Testing the Printer
black cartridge
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer itself or some other source.
color cartridge
Follow these steps to check the printer:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
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3. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
Additional Media Loading Guidelines
4. Hold down the E load/eject button and press the P power
button. Hold down the buttons until the P power light
starts to flash. Then release both buttons.
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
The printer prints one page containing the printer’s ROM
version, ink counter code, and a nozzle check pattern. Only
the nozzle check pattern is shown below:
❏ You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
❏ In addition to the Media Type option, remember to select
the correct Paper Size for your media on the Paper menu.
❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position correctly; follow any instructions in the package.
Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
5. To end the check, turn off the printer after it prints the
check page. Then reconnect the interface cable and turn on
your printer and computer.
cut corner
❏ If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in your
software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
printable
side face up
❏ If the check page does not print correctly, you may have a
problem with your printer. Try the suggestions in
“Problems and Solutions” in the Printer Basics book.
Printing on Special Media
Whether you print on plain paper or special media, you need
to select the Media Type setting according to the guidelines in
the table below.
For this media name...
select this Media Type
setting in your printer
software
Plain paper
Plain paper
❏ If the special media has protective sheets between each sheet
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
Envelopes
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper1
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
When a B black or A color ink out light flashes, the indicated
cartridge is low on ink. This is a good time to make sure you
have a new cartridge. When the light stays on, the cartridge is
empty and you need to replace it. You cannot print if either
ink cartridge is empty.
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
Photo Paper
You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty. Leave
the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have
obtained a replacement. Otherwise the ink remaining in
the print head nozzles may dry out.
EPSON Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Stickers
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
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Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
❏ Black ink cartridge: S020187
Use the Flip Horizontal option to reverse your image before you
print it—especially if it includes text—so the image will appear
correctly when it’s transferred.
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❏ Color ink cartridge: S020191
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To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranty.
5. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from
its holder. (The illustration shows the color ink cartridge
replacement. To replace the black ink cartridge, lift up only
the smaller clamp on the left.)
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call
EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our web site at
www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please
call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Note:
If you need to replace an ink cartridge before the lights flash (because
the ink is too old, for example) follow the instructions in “Replacing
an Outdated Ink Cartridge” on page 8.
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
Note:
If you press the R cleaning button when neither ink out light is
flashing or on, the printer cleans the print head (see “Cleaning the
Print Head” on page 8).
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
You can replace a cartridge when the B black or A color ink
out light is either flashing or on. Be sure you have a new ink
cartridge before you begin. Once you start the ink cartridge
replacement procedure, you must complete all the steps in one
session. Follow these steps:
7. Lower the new ink cartridge into its holder with the label
facing up and toward the back of the printer.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the
P power light should be on, but not flashing).
2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
3. Press the R cleaning button and hold it for three seconds.
The print head moves slightly to the left and the P power
light begins flashing.
Never move the print head by hand.
Don’t open the clamp or remove a cartridge except to
replace it with a new one. Once you remove a cartridge,
you can’t reuse it.
8. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
9. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 3
through 8 before continuing with step 10.
4. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then pull off only the
yellow part of the tape seal on the top of the cartridge.
10. Press the R cleaning button and close the printer cover.
You must remove only the yellow tape seal from the top
of the cartridge; leaving the tape on will permanently
damage it. Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom
of the cartridge; ink will leak.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the
ink delivery system. The Ppower light flashes and the
printer makes various sounds. Charging takes about one
minute. When it’s finished, you can print again.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
black cartridge
color cartridge
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Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge
6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
If an ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may need
to replace it. How can you tell? You may notice that your
printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print quality
doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head, try
replacing one or both cartridges.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the
B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on:
7. Lower the new ink cartridge into its holder with the label
facing up and toward the back of the printer.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the
P power light should be on, but not flashing).
8. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
9. Press the E load/eject button and close the printer cover.
2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink
delivery system. The P power light flashes and the printer
makes various sounds. Charging takes about one minute.
When it’s finished, you can print again.
3. Press the E load/eject button and hold it down for a few
seconds until the print head moves to the left and the
P power light begins flashing.
Never move the print head by hand.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
Don’t open the clamp or remove a cartridge except to
replace it with a new one. Once you remove a cartridge,
you can’t reuse it.
Cleaning the Print Head
4. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then pull off only the
yellow part of the tape seal on the top of the cartridge.
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are
missing from the image, you may need to clean the print head.
This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
You must remove only the yellow tape seal from the top
of the cartridge; leaving the tape on will permanently
damage it. Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom
of the cartridge; ink will leak.
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print
quality declines. You can use either of the following to clean
the print head:
black cartridge
❏ The Head Cleaning utility in your printer software (if the
printer is on a local port rather than a network)
color cartridge
❏ The printer’s control panel buttons.
5. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from
its holder. (The illustration shows the color ink cartridge
replacement. To replace the black ink cartridge, lift up only
the smaller clamp on the left.)
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When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the print quality
can decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your printer at least once a
month to maintain good print quality.
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3. After the P power light stops flashing, print a page to test
the print quality and reset the cleaning cycle.
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the utility:
If your printer is connected directly to the computer, go to
step 4 to run a nozzle check.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
that the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an
ink out light is flashing or on, replace the ink cartridge
before continuing.)
If you’re printing over a network, open an application and
print a small document containing black and color data.
Then go to step 8.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
4. Select Properties (Document Defaults in Windows NT).
4. Click Start, point to Settings, then select Printers. Rightclick the EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 icon in the Printers
windows. Then select Properties (Document Defaults in
Windows NT).
5. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
5. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
6. Click the Head Cleaning button.
6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer, click the Nozzle
Check button, and click Next. The nozzle check pattern
prints; see the next section for details.
3. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 icon in the
Printers window.
7. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
head. Cleaning takes about one minute, during which the
printer makes some noise and the P power light flashes.
7. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its dots, click
Finish.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the print
head again.
8. When the cleaning cycle is finished (the P power light stops
flashing), you need to run a nozzle check to confirm that the
print head nozzles are clean and to reset the printer’s
cleaning cycle.
8. If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps
above. You can also turn the printer off and wait
overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften—and then
try cleaning the print head again.
9. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern. Then click Next. See “Examining
the Nozzle Check Pattern” for instructions on examining
the nozzle check pattern.
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern after printing it. It should
look something like this:
10. If the pattern looks okay, click Finish to close the Nozzle
Check dialog box. If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean
to clean the print head again.
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.
You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this
allows any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the print
head again.
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern (the upper pattern is
black and the lower pattern is cyan, magenta, and yellow). If
your printout looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing,
as shown below, clean the print head again, as explained in the
previous sections.
Using the Printer Control Panel
Follow these steps to clean the print head:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, and
that the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an
ink out light is flashing or on, replace the ink cartridge
before continuing.)
2. Press the R cleaning button and hold it down for three
seconds. Cleaning takes about one minute, during which
the printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.
missing dots
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than 5 minutes.
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Aligning the Print Head
Transporting the Printer
If your printouts contain vertical banding or jagged vertical
lines, you may need to align the print head. To use the print
head alignment utility, your printer must be connected to a
local port, not through a network.
If you want to move your printer some distance, you need to
prepare it for transportation and repack it in the original box.
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting the printer.
Tip:
For best results, use EPSON ink jet paper or photo quality paper
whenever you check the print head alignment.
After you unpack your printer, be sure to remove the tape
used in step 4 before printing.
Follow these steps:
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on the printer and wait until the print head locks in
the far right position. Then turn off the printer.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
3. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 icon in the
Printers window.
3. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder and remove the
paper support.
4. Select Properties (Document Defaults in Windows NT).
4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to
the printer with tape as shown, then close the printer cover.
5. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
6. Click the Print Head Alignment button.
7. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page.
8. Select the most precise alignment pattern from the printed
choices on the test page. Enter the number of the best
aligned pattern following the instructions on the screen.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year, following these steps:
5. Push in the output tray extensions and close the tray.
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and
disconnect the printer cable.
6. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with it. See the
unpacking sheet that was packed with the printer.
2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
Be sure to keep the printer flat as you transport it. If you
notice a decline in print quality after transporting the printer,
clean the print head; if output is misaligned, align the print
head.
3. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
4. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp
cloth.
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
Never use alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can
damage the printer components and case.
Related Documentation
Don’t get water on the printer components.
TM-SC467
EPSON Stylus COLOR 440/640/740
Service Manual
TM-SC660
EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Service
Manual Addendum
PL-SC660
EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Parts List
CPD 8882
EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Printer Basics
CPD 8883
EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Start Here
Don’t spray lubricants or oils inside the printer.
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special
media; they may jam inside the printer
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