Epson | STYLUS Stylus C41 | EPSON Stylus C41 Series

Cautions and Notes
Cautions must be observed to
avoid damage to your
Notes contain important information
and useful tips on the operation of your
1. Unpack the printer.
3. Connect the printer.
The contents may vary in certain locations.
2. Attach the printer parts.
If the printer comes on when you plug in the power cord, turn off the printer by
pressing down the P power button until the printer lights go out.
Setting up
Installing the Printer Software
Installing the Ink Cartridges
1. Turn on the printer.
For Windows
Do not remove or tear the label on the
1. Make sure that the printer is off.
2. Insert the printer software CD in the CD-ROM
If the Installer dialog box does not appear, double-click
3. Select Install Software, and then click .
4. Follow the on-screen instructions. After installing
the printer software, the on-screen instructions
continue with the installation of the ink
2. Remove the new ink cartridges from their protective bag.
For Macintosh (Stylus C41UX only)
3. Insert the ink cartridges.
Do not touch this part.
Turn off all virus protection programs before you install the printer software.
Install all ink cartridges. The printer will not work unless all cartridges are installed
For users of Mac OS 9 or earlier
1. Insert the printer software CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the EPSON icon, select Install Software, and then click
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer software.
4. After installing the software, choose Chooser from the Apple menu, and then select
the icon for your printer and the port that your printer is connected to.
4. Press the H ink button.
For Mac OS X users
1. Insert the printer software CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the Mac OS X folder, and then double-click the C41Series.pkg icon
inside it.
If the Authorization window opens, click the key icon, enter the administrator’s name and
password, click OK, and then click Continue.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer software.
4. After installing the software, follow the instruction below to select your printer:
Double-click Macintosh HD. → Double-click the Application folder. → Double-click the Utilities
folder. → Double-click the Printer Center icon. → Click Add. → Select EPSON USB. → Select your
printer. → Click Add.
The printer begins ink charging. It takes about
one and a half minutes. While charging, the
printer produces a variety of mechanical
sounds. This is normal. When the green lamp
stops blinking, ink charging is complete.
❏ Do not turn the power off during
the ink charging process.
❏ Do not load paper until ink charging is complete.
The ink cartridges packaged with your printer are partly used during initial setup.
In order to produce high quality printouts, the print head in your printer will be fully
charged with ink. This one-off process consumes a quantity of ink and subsequent
cartridge sets will last for their full rated life.
Checking the Printer
Loading Paper
Accessing the Online Reference Guide
Follow these steps to access the online Reference Guide.
printable side up
1. Insert the printer software CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. For Windows, select User Guides in the dialog box, and then click .
For Macintosh, double-click the EPSON icon, select User Guides, and then click
output tray extension
left edge guide
Your printer is now ready to use.
See “Printing Basics” on the online Reference Guide for detailed instructions when
printing for the first time.
The online Reference Guide also contains information on the following:
❏ Various printing options
❏ How To
❏ Problem Solver
❏ Product Information
❏ Safety Instructions
Please refer to it for more details.
On Mac OS X, the dialog box does not appear when the printer software CD is inserted. To access
the online Reference Guide, double-click English\User Guides\REF_G\INDEX.HTM.
Problem Solver
Error indicators
Online problem-solving
You can identify many common problems using the lights on the printer’s control
panel. Use the following table of light patterns to diagnose the problem, and then
follow the recommended corrective measures.
The Problem Solver and EPSON’s Technical Support Web Site provide you with tips to help solve problems. Access
the Problem Solver or Technical Support in the following ways:
For Windows users
Click Start, point to Programs (for Windows Me, 2000,
NT 4.0, 98 and 95 users) or All Programs (for Windows
XP users), then to EPSON, and then click ESP950
Problem Solver.
Problem and Solution
Paper out
No paper is loaded in the printer.
Load paper in the sheet feeder, and then press the b maintenance button. The printer resumes
printing and the light goes out.
You can also access them by clicking Technical
Support in the Status Monitor 3 dialog box or on the
Main menu of the printer software.
Paper jam
Paper has jammed in the printer.
Press the b maintenance button to eject the jammed paper. If the error does not clear, open the
printer cover and remove all of the paper inside, including any torn pieces. Then, reload the paper
in the sheet feeder and press the b maintenance button to resume printing.
For further information on the customer support services
available in your area, see the online Reference Guide.
Ink low
The black or color ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Obtain a replacement black (T038) or color (T039) ink cartridge. To determine which cartridge is
nearly empty, check the ink level using EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows) or EPSON StatusMonitor
For Macintosh users
The black or color ink cartridge is empty or not installed.
Replace the black (T038) or color (T039) ink cartridge with a new one.
1. Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click EPSON icon.
3. Select Technical Support Web Site and click
Ink out
Carriage error
The print head carriage is obstructed by jammed paper or other
foreign material and cannot return to the home position.
Turn off the printer. Open the printer cover and remove any paper or other obstructions from the
paper path by hand. Then, turn the printer back on.
If the error does not clear, contact your dealer.
For further information on the customer support services available in your area, see the online Reference Guide.
Unknown printer error
An unknown printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer and contact your dealer.
O = on, N = off, F F = flashing
Safety Instructions
Read all of the instructions in this section when setting up and using your printer.
When handling ink cartridges
When choosing a place for the printer
Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also, keep the printer away from direct
sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
Avoid places subject to dust, shocks, and vibrations.
Leave enough room around the printer to allow for sufficient ventilation.
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all directions. If you place
the printer by the wall, leave more than 10 cm between the back of the printer and the wall. The printer will
not operate properly if it is tilted at an angle.
When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, put it vertically or turn it upside down; otherwise, ink may
leak from the cartridge.
When choosing a power source
Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.
Be sure your AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standard.
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure that the total ampere rating of the devices plugged
into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total ampere rating
of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
If you plan to use the printer in Germany, the building installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit
breaker to provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current protection for this printer.
Do not open the ink cartridge packages until just before you install them.
Do not shake the used ink cartridges; this can cause leakage.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or otherwise handle the
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink remaining around the ink supply
port. If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor
Do not touch or remove the green IC chip that is located on the side of the cartridge.
Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; this can cause leakage.
Store each ink cartridge so that the bottom of its packaging faces down.
When using the printer
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the ink cartridges during printing.
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet.
Do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer; the printer has been dropped or the cabinet
damaged; the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Do not insert objects through the slots in the printer’s cabinet.
Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.
Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dehydrate the printer head and may prevent
the printer from printing.
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