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User’s Guide

NPD2979-00

User’s Guide

Copyrights and Trademarks

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Contents

Copyrights and Trademarks

Safety Instructions

Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Warning, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

When choosing a place for this product . . . . . .6

When setting up this product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

When using this product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

When handling the ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . .8

When transporting this product . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Using Cut Sheet Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Loading cut sheet media longer than Super

A3/B (483 mm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Loading cut sheet media with a length of Super

A3/B (483 mm) or below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Printing on thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm) . . . . .38

Ejecting Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

For roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

For cut sheet media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Using Auto Take-up Reel Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Using the paper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Introduction

Printer Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Rear view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

The Control Panel

Buttons, Lights, and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Menu Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Using the Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Menu list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Details of Menu mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Maintenance Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Maintenance mode list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Using the Printer Software (Win-

dows)

Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Accessing the Printer Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

From Windows applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

From the Printer icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Getting Information Through Online Help . . . .52

Basic Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Setting the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Checking the printer status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Canceling printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

When problem occurs during printing. . . . . .55

Using the Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Uninstalling the printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel. . . . .60

Paper Handling

Supported Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Paper thickness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Using Roll Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Preparing the spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Attaching the roll paper to the spindle . . . . . .29

Loading roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Cutting the roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Removing the roll paper from the spindle . . .34

Using the Printer Software

(Mac OS X)

Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

Printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

EPSON Printer Utility2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

EPSON StatusMonitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

EPSON LFP Remote Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Accessing the Printer Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

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Accessing the Page Setup dialog . . . . . . . . . . .62

Accessing the Print dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Getting Information Through Online Help . . . .63

Basic Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Setting the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Checking the printer status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Canceling printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

When problem occurs during printing . . . . . .65

Using Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Accessing EPSON Printer Utility2. . . . . . . . . .66

Using EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Uninstalling the printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel. . . . .69

Changing the Black Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Options and Consumable Products

Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Epson special media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Maintenance tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Paper cutter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Roll paper belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Paper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Roll paper spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Variety of Printings

Using Color Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Color management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Color adjustment by the printer driver. . . . . .75

Black-and-White Photo Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Borderless Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Supported media type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Application settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Roll paper cut for borderless printing. . . . . . .83

Enlarge or Reduce Size Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Fit to Page (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Fit to Roll Paper Width (Windows only) . . . .86

Custom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Pages Per Sheet Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

For Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

For Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Poster Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Joining the sheets together along the guide . .91

Printing on Custom Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

For Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

For Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Banner Printing on Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Application settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Printing with Non-Epson Media . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Setting the custom paper in the printer . . . .100

Customize the Items of the Printer Driver . . . .102

Saving the printer driver settings . . . . . . . . .102

Menu arrangement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Exporting or Importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

Paper Information

Paper Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

Roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

Cut sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Maintenance

Daily Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

Instructions for placing the printer . . . . . . . .120

Notes for when you are not using the printer . .

120

Instructions for using paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

When ink needs to be replaced/When ink gets low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Confirming the ink cartridge remaining . . .122

About ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124

Replacing ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Replacing the Maintenance Tank. . . . . . . . . . . .127

Confirming the free space of the maintenance tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Replacing the maintenance tank . . . . . . . . . .127

Replacing the Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Adjusting the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

Nozzle check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

Head cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

Power cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

Automatic maintenance function . . . . . . . . .137

Print head alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138

Cleaning the Roller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

Cleaning outside of the printer . . . . . . . . . . .144

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Cleaning inside of the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Keeping the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

If you do not used your printer for a long time.

146

If you have not used your printer for more than six months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Protecting the print head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Repacking the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Transporting the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Setting up the printer after transporting . . .148

Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176

Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

Standards and Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

Index

Problem Solver

Error Messages on the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . .149

Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

When the maintenance call error occurs . . .155

When the service call error occurs. . . . . . . . .156

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

You cannot print (because the printer does not work) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

The prints are not what you expected. . . . . .160

Feeding or ejecting troubles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164

Other troubles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

Where To Get Help

Technical Support Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

Before Contacting Epson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

Help for Users in North America . . . . . . . . .169

Help for Users in Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Help for Users in Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Help for Users in Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170

Help for Users in Thailand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Help for Users in Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Help for Users in Indonesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Help for Users in Hong Kong . . . . . . . . . . . .172

Help for Users in Malaysia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

Help for Users in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

Help for Users in the Philippines . . . . . . . . .173

Product Information

System Requirements for the Printer Driver . .174

System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

Connection requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

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Safety Instructions

Important Safety

Instructions

Read all of these instructions before using the printer. Also be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.

Warning, Cautions, and Notes

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Warning:

must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.

When choosing a place for this product

❏ Place this product on a flat, stable surface that is larger than this product. This product will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.

❏ Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep it away from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.

❏ Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.

❏ Keep this product away from dusty areas.

❏ Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.

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Caution:

must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

Note:

contain important information and useful tips on the operation of this printer.

When setting up this product

❏ Do not block or cover the openings in this product’s cabinet.

❏ Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on this product.

❏ This product’s power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.

❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.

❏ Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or automatic timers.

❏ Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.

❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the product’s label.

❏ Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of another cord may result in fire or electric shock.

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❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.

❏ If you use an extension cord with this product, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating.

Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.

❏ Do not attempt to service this product yourself.

❏ Unplug this product and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the product; the product has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; the product does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

❏ If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the following:

To provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current protection for this printer, the building installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit breaker.

❏ If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. If there are fuses in the plug, make sure you replace them with fuses of the correct size and rating.

When using this product

❏ Do not put your hand inside this product or touch the ink cartridges during printing.

❏ Do not move the print heads by hand; otherwise you may damage this product.

❏ Always turn the product off using the Power button on the control panel. When this button is pressed, the Power light flashes briefly then goes off. Do not unplug the power cord or turn off the product until the Power light stops flashing.

❏ Do not to touch the parts highlighted below.

❏ Do not touch the metal plate located at the upper left ink cartridge compartment.

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When handling the ink cartridges

❏ Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink.

❏ If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.

❏ Shake the ink cartridge well before installing it for best results.

❏ If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust, and store it in the same environment as this product. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink supply port or surrounding area.

When transporting this product

❏ Before transporting the printer, make sure the print heads are in the home (far right) position.

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Caution:

Do not shake cartridges (that have been installed previously) with too much force.

❏ Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton.

❏ Use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for best results.

❏ Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print head.

❏ Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation and printing.

❏ The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge related-information, such as the ink cartridge status, so that the cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely. However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some ink is consumed because the printer automatically performs a reliability check.

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Introduction

Printer Parts

Front view

9. Paper guides

Use the paper guides to lead the paper for feeding forward or backward.

10. Auto Take-up Reel Unit

Use the Auto Take-up Reel Unit to roll up your print.

Rear view

1. Roll paper spindle

Use the spindle to set the roll paper.

2. Paper roll holder

Place the roll paper temporarily.

3. Roll paper cover

Open the roll paper cover when you set or remove the roll paper.

4. Paper lever

Set or release the paper.

5. Control panel

The control panel consists of buttons, lights, and a liquid crystal display (LCD).

6. Ink cover open button (on both sides)

Push this button to open the ink cover.

7. Ink cartridge compartment (on both sides)

Set the ink cartridges in here.

8. Front cover

Open the front cover when you change the cutter or remove jammed paper.

1. Auto Take-up Reel Unit connector

Connects the printer and Auto Take-up Reel Unit with a cable.

2. USB interface connector

Connects the computer and printer with a USB interface cable.

3. Network interface connector

Connects the printer to the network with a network interface cable.

4. AC inlet

Plug the power cord.

5. Maintenance tanks (on both sides and the center)

There are three maintenance tanks, where the waste ink goes into.

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Features

EPSON Stylus Pro 11880/11880C is a wide-format ink jet color printer that supports

64-inch roll paper and B0 size cut sheet media.

The features of this printer are described below.

Printing monochrome photos

Using Epson UltraChrome K3 ink, with the three densities of black ink as the main inks adjusted with light coloring, you can achieve subtle black and white tones. Also, you can print monochrome photos with rich tones from color photo data using only the functions of the printer driver, without having to use an application.

See “Black-and-White Photo Printing” on page 77.

Support for a range of paper types

Epson offers a range of special media for ensuring high-quality printing. By selecting the right paper for the application, whether for indoor or outdoor use (lamination is recommended), you can express a whole new world of art. Also, the printer handles paper up to 1.5-mm thick and can also print on paperboard.

See “Paper Information” on page 110.

Using Epson UltraChrome K3 ink, you can achieve high-quality printing that resists fading

Combining Epson UltraChrome K3 ink and

Epson special media ensures superior light fastness and ozone resistance. This opens up the range of uses from printing photos to displays and banners for storefronts using long paper, posters, and other applications normally subject to fading.

Stability of ink after printing

Since the color of the ink stabilizes soon after printing, the prints can be used in the prepress workflow and for color proof applications.

Reduced color difference in different light source conditions

Previously, coloring with light colors was used to achieve subtle tones. However, to minimize this and thereby reduce color differences in different light source conditions, Light Light Black ink is used instead. The color remains stable even under different light sources, ensuring consistently high quality printing.

Borderless printing

Using Auto Expand or Retain Size, you can perform borderless printing.

See “Borderless Printing” on page 79.

There is also a borderless poster printing function that allows you to make big posters by simply joining together a number of prints.

See “Poster Printing” on page 89.

Auto Take-up Reel Unit provided as standard

This automatically takes up printed paper, keeping it clean and free of creases. It is also convenient for storage and transportation.

Auto selection for two kind of black inks

Both Photo and Matte Black ink are installed in this printer. Photo Black ink can be used for all media types with professional quality results.

Matte Black ink significantly increases black optical density when printing on matte and fine art type papers. These black inks are switched automatically according to the papers.

Large-capacity (700 ml) ink cartridge

Epson provides the large-capacity (700 ml) ink cartridges for this printer that realize the high productivity required for professional work.

High speed USB 2.0 / Gigabit Ethernet

You can connect to a high-speed network (such as

USB 2.0 or Ethernet 100/1000) and that improves the file transfer speed.

Roll paper remaining

The remaining amount of the roll paper is displayed on the LCD panel. When you remove the roll paper, the barcode (including the paper type, the roll paper length, and the roll length alert value information) is printed on the roll paper edge. This will facilitate paper setting the next time the same paper is used.

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User’s Guide

The Control Panel

Buttons, Lights, and

Messages

You can check the ink remaining and printer status on the control panel.

Icon Explanation

Roll Auto Cut

On

Roll Auto Cut

Off

Sheet

Prints on the roll paper. It cuts the roll paper automatically after printing each page.

Prints on the roll paper. It does not cut the paper automatically after printing. You need to cut the paper with a cutter manually.

Prints on the sheet.

Buttons

1. Power button

Turns the printer on or off.

2. Pause/Reset button /

Stops printing temporarily, or restarts printing if pressed when the printer is in the pause mode.

❏ Clears print data in the printer memory if pressed and held for 3 seconds.

❏ The printer returns to the READY state when this button is pressed in the Menu mode.

3. Paper Source button

❏ Selects a paper source and roll paper cut method. The icon changes by pressing this button. However, you cannot change the paper source icon when you set the paper while REMAINING PPR SETUP is set to ON.

❏ Cuts or feeds the roll paper if pressed and held for 3 seconds.

❏ Returns to the previous level when pressed in the Menu mode.

❏ When you print from the printer driver, the settings you make on the printer driver have priority over the settings you make on the printer's control panel.

4. Paper Feed button /

❏ Feeds the roll paper in the forward

or reverse direction. If you want to feed the paper faster, press and hold it for 3 seconds.

You can feed 20 cm of paper for one press.

❏ If the roll paper is detected and you press the button with the paper lever in the released position, you can adjust the roll paper suction in the paper feed path in 3 stages.

See “Loading roll paper” on page 30.

❏ Feeds the sheet in the forward direction when you press the button.

❏ Changes the parameter in the forward

or reverse order when selecting a desired parameter in the Menu mode.

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5. Enter button

❏ Sets the selected parameter in the selected item in the Menu mode. Executes the item if the selected item is for execution only.

❏ When you press and hold the

button for 3 seconds while REMAINING PPR SETUP is ON:AT

ROLL EXCHANGE

, a barcode is printed on the roll paper edge and the paper lever is released.

6. Menu button

❏ Enters the Menu mode when pressed in the

READY state.

See “Menu Mode” on page 15.

❏ Enters the Printer Status menu if pressed during printing.

See “PRINTER STATUS” on page 22.

❏ When pressed in the Menu mode, a desired menu can be selected.

❏ Cleans the print heads if pressed and held for

3 seconds.

7. Auto Forward button

❏ When the roll paper is fed into the detection area of the sensor, it is automatically taken up with the printed surface on the outside.

❏ When you press the button for more than 2 seconds while the light is on, Auto Take-up

Reel Unit starts to take up and the printer starts to feed the paper simultaneously.

When you press the button for more than 2 seconds while the light is off, only Auto

Take-up Reel Unit starts to take up.

8. Auto Backward button

❏ When the roll paper is fed into the detection area of the sensor, it is automatically taken up with the printed surface on the inside.

❏ When you press the button for more than 2 seconds while the light is on, Auto Take-up

Reel Unit starts to take up and the printer starts to feed the paper simultaneously.

When you press the button for more than 2 seconds while the light is off, only Auto

Take-up Reel Unit starts to take up.

Lights

1 Power light

On The printer is on.

Flashing The printer is receiving the data.

The printer is in process of turning off.

2

3

Pause light

Paper

Check light

Off

On

Off

The printer is off.

The printer is in the

Menu mode.

The printer is in the pause mode.

The printer has an error.

The printer is ready to print data.

On No paper is loaded in the paper source.

The paper lever is releasing.

The paper setting is not correct.

Flashing Paper is jammed.

Paper is not loaded straight.

4 Ink Check light

Off

On The installed ink cartridge is expended.

The ink cartridge is not installed.

The wrong ink cartridge is installed.

Flashing The installed ink cartridge is nearly expended.

Off

The printer is ready to print data.

The printer is ready for print data.

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5 Auto

Forward light

6 Auto

Backward light

On Auto Forward is enabled.

Flashing A taking-up error has occurred.

Off Auto Forward is disabled.

On Auto Backward is enabled.

Flashing A taking-up error has occurred.

Off Auto Backward is disabled.

Display

1. Messages

Displays the printer status, operation, and error messages.

See “Error Messages on the LCD Panel” on page 149.

See “Details of Menu mode” on page 20.

The following information may be displayed on the second line of the message.

2. Roll Paper Counter icon

Displays the remaining amount of the roll paper.

When you make the following settings, the icon and the remaining amount of the roll paper is displayed.

❏ REMAINING PPR SETUP is set to ON in ROLL

PAPER REMAINING

of the Paper Setup menu.

❏ The length of the roll paper is set for the ROLL

PAPER LENGTH

in ROLL PAPER REMAINING of the Paper Setup menu.

❏ The roll length alert value is set for the ROLL

LENGTH ALERT

in ROLL PAPER REMAINING of the Paper Setup menu.

If you select OFF for REMAINING PPR SETUP in the

Paper Setup menu, the Roll Paper Counter icon is not displayed.

3. Roll Paper Margin icon

Displays the paper margin icon with the margins you have selected for the ROLL PAPER

MARGIN

.

❏ 15mm: When TOP/BOTTOM 15mm is selected.

❏ 35/15mm: When TOP 35/BOTTOM 15mm is selected.

❏ 3mm: When 3mm is selected.

❏ 15mm: When 15mm is selected.

Nothing appears if DEFAULT is selected for ROLL

PAPER MARGIN

.

See “Menu list” on page 18.

4. Paper Number

When you select paper number (1 to 10) for

Custom Paper, the number you selected appears.

See “Setting the custom paper in the printer” on page 100.

5. Paper Source icon

Displays the paper source and roll paper cut setting.

You can select the following paper source icons by pressing the button displayed on the LCD panel.

When you print from the printer driver, the settings you make on the printer driver have priority over the settings you make on the printer's control panel.

Icon Explanation

Prints on the roll paper. It cuts the roll paper automatically after printing each page.

Prints on the roll paper. It does not cut automatically after printing.

Prints on the sheet.

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6. Platen Gap icon

Displays the Platen Gap setting.

If the paper number you have selected in the

Custom Paper menu is displayed, the Platen Gap icon is not displayed.

See “Menu list” on page 18.

Icon

None

Explanation

Standard

Narrow

❏ Ink remaining

Icon

Wide

Wider

Widest

Description

There is enough ink remaining.

We recommend you prepare a new ink cartridge.

Prepare a new ink cartridge. (flashing)

This icon indicates the yellow tank.

The ink is expended so you cannot print. Replace the ink cartridge with a new one.

This icon indicates the yellow tank.

Cartridge error or no cartridge.

7. Ink cartridge status icon

Displays the remaining amount of ink in each cartridge.

❏ Ink cartridge

8

9

6

7

4

5

2

3

Number

1

Ink color

Vivid Light Magenta (VLM)

Light Light Black (LLK)

Matte Black (MK)

Light Black (LK)

Light Cyan (LC)

Cyan (C)

Vivid Magenta (VM)

Photo Black (PK)

Yellow (Y)

8. Maintenance tank icon

The rightmost three icons show the free space of the left, center, and right maintenance tanks respectively.

Icon Description

There is enough free space in the maintenance tanks.

We recommend you prepare a new maintenance tank.

Prepare a new maintenance tank.

(flashing)

The maintenance tank is full.

Replace the maintenance tank with a new one.

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Menu Mode

The Menu mode enables you to make printer settings similar to those you would normally make in the driver or software, as well as other additional settings, directly through the control panel. The control panel shows the printer information, and operations such as nozzle check can be performed using the control panel.

1. Select a menu.

Example: Select PRINTER SETUP.

A

Press the button to enter the Menu mode.

Using the Menu mode

The first menu appears on the LCD panel.

B

Press the / button to select PRINTER

SETUP

.

Note:

Press the button whenever you want to exit the

Menu mode and return to the READY state.

Press the button to return to the previous step.

Follow the steps below to use the Menu mode.

C

Press the button to enter the Printer

Setup menu.

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2. There are three cases depending on the items you have selected.

A. When you can select a parameter

Example: When selecting PLATEN GAP in the

Printer Setup menu

A

Press the / button to select PLATEN

GAP .

B. When you execute a function

Example: When selecting NOZZLE CHECK in the

Test Print menu

A

In the Test Print menu, press the / button to select NOZZLE CHECK.

B

Press the button to enter the Nozzle

Check item.

B

Press the button to enter the Platen Gap item.

C

Press the button to execute the Nozzle

Check.

C

Press the / button to select a parameter for the item.

The current setting is marked with an asterisk (*).

D

Press the button to store the selected parameter.

E

Press the button to return to the previous level, or press the button to exit the Menu mode.

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C. When you want to display the printer information

Example: When selecting INK LEVEL in the Printer

Status menu.

A

In the Printer Status menu, press the

/ button to select INK LEVEL.

B

Press the button to enter the Ink Level item.

C

Confirm the remaining ink on the display.

Press the / button to display the remaining amount of each ink color.

Example: Matte Black 84%

D

Press the button to return to the previous level or press the button to exit the Menu mode.

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Menu list

Menu

“PRINTER SETUP” on page 20

Item

PLATEN GAP

PAGE LINE

ROLL PAPER MARGIN

“TEST PRINT” on page 21

“MAINTENANCE” on page 22

PAPER SIZE CHECK

PAPER SKEW CHECK

REFRESH MARGIN

AUTO NOZZLE CHECK

PRINT NOZZLE PATTERN

INITIALIZE SETTINGS

NOZZLE CHECK

STATUS SHEET

NETWORK STATUS SHEET

JOB INFORMATION

CUSTOM PAPER

CUTTER ADJUSTMENT

CUTTER REPLACEMENT

POWER CLEANING

CLEAN EACH COLOR

CLOCK SETTING

CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT

Parameter

NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST

ON, OFF

DEFAULT, TOP/BOTTOM 15mm, TOP 35/BOTTOM

15mm, 15mm, 3mm

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

ON: PERIODICALLY, ON: EVERY JOB, OFF

OFF, ON: EVERY PAGE, ON: EVERY 10 PAGES

EXECUTE

PRINT

PRINT

PRINT

PRINT

PRINT

EXECUTE

EXECUTE

EXECUTE

C/VM, PK, MK/Y, LLK/LK, VLM/LC

MM/DD/YY HH:MM

-20 - 0 - +20

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“PRINTER STATUS” on page 22

“PAPER SETUP” on page 23

VERSION

PRINTABLE PAGES

INK LEVEL

MAINTENANCE TANK

USAGE COUNT

CLEAR USAGE COUNT

JOB HISTORY

TOTAL PRINTS

EDM STATUS

PAPER TYPE

ROLL PAPER REMAINING

“HEAD ALIGNMENT” on page 26

CUSTOM PAPER

PAPER THICKNESS

“NETWORK SETUP” on page 26

ALIGNMENT

NETWORK SETUP

IP ADDRESS SETTING

IP, SM, DG SETTING

BONJOUR

INIT NETWORK SETTING

F0xxxx-xx xx IBCC

(ink color) nnnnnnn PAGES

(ink color) nn%

LEFT nn%

CENTER REAR nn%

RIGHT nn%

INK xxxxx.xml

PAPER xxxxx.xcm

INK EXECUTE

PAPER EXECUTE

No. 0-No. 9

Ink xxxxx.xml

Paper xxx.x cm2 nnnnnn PAGES

NOT STARTED, ENABLED, DISABLED

LAST UPLOADED

MM/DD/YY HH:MM GMT, (NOT UPLOADED)

Photo Paper

Proofing Paper

Fine Art Paper

Matte Paper

Plain Paper

Others

CUSTOM PAPER

NO PAPER SELECTED

REMAINING PPR SETUP

ROLL PAPER LENGTH

ROLL LENGTH ALERT

PAPER NO.1 - 10

SELECT PAPER TYPE

SELECT THICKNESS

AUTO, MANUAL

DISABLE, ENABLE

AUTO, PANEL

IP ADDRESS

000.000.000.000 - 192.168.192.168 -

255.255.255.255

SUBNET MASK

000.000.000.000 - 255.255.255.000 -

255.255.255.255

DEFAULT GATEWAY

000.000.000.000 - 255.255.255.255

ON, OFF

EXECUTE

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Details of Menu mode

PRINTER SETUP

Item

PLATEN GAP

PAGE LINE

ROLL PAPER MARGIN

Parameter

NARROW

STANDARD

WIDE

WIDER

WIDEST

ON

OFF

DEFAULT

TOP/BOTTOM15mm

TOP 35/BOTTOM 15mm

15mm

3mm

Explanation

You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper.

❏ STANDARD: Normally, select STANDARD.

❏ When selecting other than STANDARD, the following icon appears on the LCD panel.

NARROW:

WIDE:

WIDER:

WIDEST:

You can select whether to print a page line (line along which to cut) on the roll paper. Select ON if you want to print the page line, or OFF otherwise.

The vertical line may be printed when the roll paper width that is set in the printer driver is smaller than the width of the roll paper that is loaded in the printer.

* This setting is available for roll paper only.

You can select margins for roll paper.

❏ DEFAULT:

The top and bottom margins are 15 mm and left and right margins are 3 mm.

*The top margin of Premium Glossy Photo Paper

(250), Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250), and

Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) are 20 mm and the bottom margin is 15 mm.

❏ TOP/BOTTOM 15mm:

The top and bottom margins are 15 mm and left and right margins are 3 mm.

❏ TOP 35/BOTTOM 15mm:

The top margin is 35 mm, bottom is 15 mm, and left and right are 3 mm.

❏ 15mm:

The margins of all four sides are 15 mm.

❏ 3mm:

The margins of all four sides are 3 mm.

The print area does not change even when the margins are changed.

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Item

PAPER SIZE CHECK

PAPER SKEW CHECK

REFRESH MARGIN

AUTO NOZZLE CHECK

Parameter

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON: PERIODICALLY

ON: EVERY JOB

OFF

PRINT NOZZLE PATTERN

INITIALIZE SETTINGS

OFF

ON: EVERY PAGE

ON: EVERY 10 PAGES

EXECUTE

Explanation

You can select whether to check the paper width.

❏ ON:

Check the paper width and top edge of the paper.

❏ OFF:

Do not check the paper width and top edge of the paper. The printer continues to print even if the paper width does not match the data width, and the printer may print beyond the paper. Because this soils the inside of the printer, we recommend you select ON. This may result in a wider blank margin at the top of each page.

When you select ON, if the paper is not straight, PAPER

SKEW

appears on the LCD panel and the printer stops printing. When you select OFF, a paper align error does not occur even if the printed data is out of range of the paper, and the printer continues to print.

When you select ON, the printer cuts an extra print area automatically after borderless printing.

When you select ON, the printer performs a nozzle check and if there are missing dots, it performs cleaning automatically.

❏ ON: PERIODICALLY

Automatically performs a nozzle check periodically.

❏ ON: EVERY JOB

Performs a nozzle check before printing each job.

❏ OFF

Does not perform a nozzle check automatically.

When you select ON, the printer prints the nozzle check pattern before printing each print job or the 10th sheet, depending on the setting you have set.

* This setting is available for roll paper only.

You can return all setting values you have made in the

Printer Setup menu to their factory set value.

TEST PRINT

Item

NOZZLE CHECK

Parameter

PRINT

STATUS SHEET PRINT

NETWORK STATUS SHEET PRINT

JOB INFORMATION PRINT

CUSTOM PAPER PRINT

Explanation

You can print a print head nozzle check pattern for each ink cartridge. It also prints the firmware version, the ink usage, and the free space of the maintenance tank.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

You can print the current printer status.

You can print the current network status.

You can print the job information saved in the printer (up to 10 jobs).

You can print custom paper information registered in the Paper Setup menu.

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MAINTENANCE

You can perform maintenance functions, such as power cleaning.

Item

CUTTER ADJUSTMENT

Parameter

EXECUTE

CUTTER REPLACEMENT EXECUTE

POWER CLEANING EXECUTE

CLEAN EACH COLOR

CLOCK SETTING

CONTRAST

ADJUSTMENT

C/VM

PK

MK/Y

LLK/LK

VLM/LC

MM/DD/YY HH:MM

0

-20 - 0 - +20

PRINTER STATUS

This menu shows the printer status.

Explanation

You can adjust the cutter position by selecting the cutter position number.

You can see the procedure used to replace the paper cutter. Follow the instructions on the LCD panel.

You can clean the print head more effectively than normal head cleaning.

You can perform the cleaning for the specified nozzles only.

You can set year, month, date, hour, and minute.

You can adjust the contrast of the LCD panel.

Item

VERSION

PRINTABLE PAGES

INK LEVEL

MAINTENANCE TANK

USAGE COUNT

CLEAR USAGE COUNT

JOB HISTORY

TOTAL PRINTS

Parameter

F0xxxx-xx xx IBCC

(ink color) nnnnnnn

PAGES

(ink color) nn%

LEFT nn%

CENTER REAR nn%

RIGHT nn%

INK xxxxx.xml

PAPER xxxxx.xcm

INK EXECUTE

PAPER EXECUTE

No. 0 - No.9

Ink xxxxx.xml

Paper xxx.x cm2 nnnnnn PAGES

Explanation

You can see the firmware version.

You can see the number of pages printable for each ink cartridge.

You can see the status of each ink cartridge.

You can see the free space of the maintenance tank.

You can see the ink consumption in milliliters and paper consumption amount in centimeters. Values shown in

USAGE COUNT are rough indications.

You can clear the values set in USAGE COUNT.

You can see ink consumption (INK) in milliliters and paper size (PAPER) for each print job saved in the printer.

The latest job is saved as No. 0.

You can see the total amount of pages you have printed.

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Item

EDM STATUS

Parameter

NOT STARTED,

ENABLED, DISABLED

LAST UPLOADED

MM/DD/YY HH:MM

GMT, (NOT

UPLOADED)

Explanation

You can see if the EDM is enabled or disabled. If the EDM is enabled, the time that the EDM status was last uploaded is displayed.

Note:

When the indicator light remains on, you need to replace the expended ink cartridge. If you replace the cartridge

correctly, the counter resets automatically.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 122.

When the maintenance tank icon indicates that the maintenance tank is full or near full on the LCD panel, you

need to replace the maintenance tank. If you replace the tank correctly, the counter resets automatically.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

PAPER SETUP

When you use non-Epson media, be sure to make the appropriate settings for the paper.

Item

PAPER TYPE

Parameter

Photo Paper

Proofing Paper

Fine Art Paper

Matte Paper

Plain Paper

Others

CUSTOM PAPER

NO PAPER SELECTED

Explanation

You can select the media type loaded in the printer.

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Item

ROLL PAPER

REMAINING

*This menu does not appear when the paper is loaded in the printer.

Parameter

REMAINING PPR SETUP

CUSTOM PAPER

ROLL PAPER LENGTH

ROLL LENGTH ALERT

PAPER NO.1 - 10

Explanation

You can set a paper remaining counter function only if the paper is not loaded in the printer.

❏ OFF:

The ROLL PAPER REMAINING function is disabled.

The Roll Paper Counter icon does not appear on the LCD panel.

❏ ON: PRINT EVERY PAGE:

The remaining amount of the roll paper is displayed on the LCD panel. At the end of the print job, the barcode (including the paper type, the roll paper length, and the roll length alert value information) is printed on the roll paper edge. When the printer is turned on or the roll paper is set in the printer, the barcode is scanned.

❏ ON: AT ROLL EXCHANGE:

The remaining amount of the roll paper is displayed on the LCD panel. When this setting is selected, the paper lever is locked. When you press and hold the

button for 3 seconds, the barcode (including the paper type, the roll paper length, and the roll length alert value information) is printed on the roll paper edge and then the paper lever is released.

When the printer is turned on or the roll paper is set in the printer, the barcode is scanned.

You can get a message when there is not much paper left, by setting the roll alert.

When using roll paper, enter the length of the roll paper set in the printer and the alert value. You can set the roll paper length from 5.0 to 99.5 m, and the roll length alert from 1 to 15 m.

You can select a number (between 1 to 10) to register the settings (such as Paper Type, Platen Gap, Thickness

Pattern, Cut Method, Paper Feed Adjust, Drying Time,

Paper Suction) or to recall these settings you have made.

The number you select here is displayed on the LCD panel.

See “CUSTOM PAPER” on page 25.

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CUSTOM PAPER

When using the non-Epson media, you need to make the settings suitable for the media.

After you have selected the paper number, make the following settings.

To set the custom paper, see the following section.

“Setting the custom paper in the printer” on page 100

Item

PAPER TYPE

PLATEN GAP

THICKNESS PATTERN

CUT METHOD

PAPER FEED ADJUST

DRYING TIME

PAPER SUCTION

Parameter

Photo Paper

Proofing Paper

Fine Art Paper

Matte Paper

Plain Paper

Others

NARROW

STANDARD

WIDE

WIDER

WIDEST

PRINT

STANDARD

THIN PAPER

THICK PAPER, FAST

THICK PAPER, SLOW

0.00%

-0.70% to +0.70%

0.0 SEC

0.0 SEC to 10.0 SEC

STANDARD

-1 to -4

Explanation

You can select the media type.

You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper.

STANDARD: Normally, select STANDARD.

NARROW: Use this when printing on thin paper.

WIDE or WIDER: Select this if you find that printed images are smeared.

WIDEST: Use this when printing on thick paper.

You can print the paper thickness detection pattern.

You can specify a cutting method.

You can set the paper feed amount of the printable area. The range is -0.70 to 0.70%. If the paper feed value is too large, white horizontal micro-banding may appear. If the paper feed value is too small, dark horizontal micro-banding may appear.

You can set the ink drying time for each print head pass. The range is 0 to 10 seconds. Depending on the ink density or paper type, the ink does not dry soon. In this case, set the drying time longer.

You can set the suction pressure used to feed the printed paper.

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HEAD ALIGNMENT

You can perform print head alignment. For more details for the print head alignment, see the following section.

“Print head alignment” on page 138

Item

PAPER THICKNESS

ALIGNMENT

Parameter

SELECT PAPER TYPE

SELECT THICKNESS

AUTO

MANUAL

Explanation

When using Epson special media, select the paper type. If you use non-Epson special media, enter the paper thickness in the range of 0.1 to 1.5 mm.

When you select AUTO, the adjustment pattern for output is read by the sensor and the optimum adjustment value is registered automatically in the printer. When you select MANUAL, you need to check the pattern and enter the value for alignment.

NETWORK SETUP

This menu contains the following items. For detailed information about network settings, see the

Administrator’s Guide.

Item

NETWORK SETUP

IP ADDRESS SETTING

IP, SM, DG SETTING

BONJOUR

INIT NETWORK SETTING

Parameter

DISABLE

ENABLE

Explanation

You can configure the network setting of the printer. The following items appear only when ENABLE is selected.

After setting the items, press the button in the

Network Setup menu, so the network is reset and the network connection is available after 15 seconds. The

Network Setup menu does not appear while resetting the network.

AUTO

PANEL

You can select the method to set the IP address to the printer. When you select PANEL, IP, SM, DG SETTING appears.

Ask your system administrator for detailed information.

You can enable or disable the Bonjour setting.

ON

OFF

EXECUTE You can return the network settings of the printer to the factory default value.

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Maintenance Mode

You can change the language or unit used on the display or return all the setting values to their factory default.

A

B

Turn off the printer by pressing the button.

Press both the button and the button at the same time to turn on the printer.

The first menu appears on the LCD panel.

The setting procedures are the same as the

Menu mode.

See “Using the Menu mode” on page 15.

C

To exit the Maintenance mode, press the

button to turn off the printer.

Maintenance mode list

Item Parameter

LANGUAGE ENGLISH

JAPANESE

FRENCH

GERMAN

ITALIAN

UNIT

PORTUGUE

SPANISH

DUTCH

METRIC

FEET/INCH

CUT

PRESSURE

SS

CLEANING

PWR ON

ROLL PPR

FEED

DEFAULT

PANEL

CUSTOM

0 - 150%

EXECUTE

ON

OFF

EXECUTE

0 - 255

Explanation

You can select the language to be displayed on the

LCD panel.

You can select a unit of measurement to use to display length.

You can select a cutting pressure.

You can perform ultrasonic head cleaning.

You can save roll paper by not feeding paper after the power is on.

You can set all setting values you made in the Menu mode to their factory set value.

You can make custom settings.

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Paper Handling

Supported Media

We recommend you use Epson special media that can enhance the usage and expressive power of the printing results. See the following section for more information on the paper.

“Paper Information” on page 110

Note:

Do not use paper that is wrinkled, scuffed, torn,

dirty or otherwise imperfect.

Insert the paper just before printing. Remove it

from the printer when printing is finished and store it in accordance with the instructions for the media that you are using.

When you use paper other than Epson special

media, see the instructions included with the paper, or contact your supplier for more information. Test the print quality before purchasing a large amount of paper.

See “Printing with Non-Epson Media” on page 100.

Paper size

Sheet

Roll paper

Width: 210 to 1118 mm

Height: 279 to 1580 mm

Width: 406 to 1626 mm

Height at 1 job: 127 to 15000 mm

210

279

15000

1580

1118

406

127

1626

Unit: mm

Paper thickness

Sheet

Roll paper

0.08 to 1.5 mm

(paper height should be 279 to

728 mm)

0.08 to 0.5 mm

(paper height should be 729 to

1580 mm)

0.08 to 0.5 mm

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Using Roll Paper

When using roll paper, prepare the spindle, and install the roll paper onto the spindle, and then set it on the printer. Because the roll paper is heavy, have two people set the roll paper.

Attaching the gray attachments (using 3-inch core)

Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle. Attach the gray attachments to the flanges, matching the four arrows. w

Warning:

The paper roll is heavy so have two people set the roll paper.

Preparing the spindle

The spindle for this printer is a 2/3-inch dual tension roll feed spindle.

Attach or remove the gray attachments according to the size of the core.

Removing the gray attachments (using 2-inch core)

Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle. Remove the gray attachments from the flanges.

Attaching the roll paper to the spindle

When installing the roll paper onto the spindle, follow the steps below.

A

Place the roll paper on a flat surface such as a table top and insert the paper roll so that it is wound to the left as seen from the fixed flange (gray).

If the edges of the roll paper are not aligned, align them before inserting the roll paper.

Note:

Keep the gray attachments in a safe place for future use.

B

Slide the roll paper onto the spindle and onto the fixed flange (gray) until it fixes into place.

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C

Slide the black movable flange onto the spindle and into the end of the roll paper until it fixes into place.

D

Change the tension of the spindle as necessary.

N: Normal tension

H: High tension

Loading roll paper

To load roll paper, follow the steps below.

Note:

When REMAINING PPR SETUP is ON, the barcode

(including the paper information) is printed on the roll paper edge before the paper is remove. This will facilitate paper setting the next time the same paper is used.

See “PAPER SETUP” on page 23.

We recommend that you load the roll paper

immediately before printing. If the paper roll is left in the printer, the roller for securing the paper may leave a mark on the surface of the paper.

A

Open the roll paper cover. c

Caution:

You need to use the appropriate tension according to the roll paper. See the following section for information on the spindle tension. If you use the wrong tension, the print may be marred or the printer may be damaged.

See “Paper Information” on page 110.

Note:

We recommend that you switch the tension to high tension when using roll paper other than Epson's special paper, such as cloth or thin roll paper of less than 100 g/m2. In this case, paper is fed in smaller increments than usual. Increase the Paper Feed

Adjustment value in the Custom Paper menu.

If you print with normal tension, wrinkles may appear in the paper when printing continuously. For details, refer to the handling instructions of the roll paper.

If wrinkles appears while using plain roll paper, set the tension to high tension. You can reduce wrinkles on the paper when using high tension.

B

With the fixed paper stopper (gray) on the right, pick up the paper roll and place it in the paper roll holder. Then move the paper roll to the right.

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Warning:

The paper roll is heavy so have two people pick it up by the paper stoppers at both ends.

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C

Aligning it with the rails on both sides, slowly roll the paper roll into place and set it on the mounting brackets inside the printer.

The paper lever may be locked if REMAINING

PPR SETUP

is set to ON: AT ROLL EXCHANGE.

In this case, press and hold the button for 3 seconds to print the barcode, so you can release the paper lever.

F

Insert the paper into the insertion slot. Pull the paper down through the paper insertion slot so that it comes out below.

Taking care not to fold the edge of the paper, insert it so that there is no slack.

D

Turn on the printer by pressing the button.

G

Adjust the feed strength by pressing the button.

E

Make sure that the Pause light is not flashing, and then set the paper lever to the released position.

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H

Holding the bottom edge of the paper, turn the roll paper to remove slack. Make sure that the bottom edge of the paper is straight, and that it is aligned with the horizontal line.

When using thick, heavy, or curled paper, press the button to increase the power.

When using thin or light paper, press the

button to decrease the power.

I

Set the paper lever to the secured position, and then close the roll paper cover.

Note:

If the paper is loaded skewed it will not be

printed properly. Be sure to align it squarely with the paper setting position. If the leading edge of the paper is cut at an angle, cut it again so it is square.

See “Cutting the roll paper” on page

33.

If the leading edge of the roll paper extends

beyond the paper setting position or is short of it, the paper cannot be taken up properly and an error occurs. Set the leading edge of the roll paper within 2 cm of the setting position.

Do not align the right end of the roll paper

with the vertical line, which is the set position of the cut sheet media. Otherwise, the paper may be slanted.

Press the button or wait a while.

J

If DO YOU WANT TO USE THE FOLLOWING

PAPER?

appears on the LCD panel, press the

button to set the media type and paper remaining, and then press the button to set the media.

The previous setting appears on the LCD panel. If the media type and paper remaining are correct, press the button.

K

If the edge of the roll paper has folds, press the button to select Roll Auto Cut On

and then press and hold the button for 3 seconds to cut the edge.

L

When using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit, see the following sections.

See “Using Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 41.

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Cutting the roll paper

There are two ways to cut the roll paper.

Method

Auto cut

Manual cut

Operation

Cut the roll paper after printing each page automatically.

Cut the roll paper manually, or cut the roll paper using cutter sold at a store. If you use the Auto Take-up

Reel Unit, use the manual cut.

Note:

Some of the roll paper may not be cut using the

built-in cutter. Use a cutter sold at a store to cut the paper.

It may take a while to cut the roll paper. The

waiting time is displayed on the LCD panel.

When printing from the computer, the Auto Cut

setting of the printer driver overrides the control panel settings.

Setting the cutting method

Before printing, select the cutting method.

Printing from the printer’s control panel

(such as printing a status sheet)

Press the button to select cutting method.

Icon Explanation

Roll Auto Cut On

Cutting the roll paper after printing

Cutting the roll paper automatically

Cut the roll paper automatically after printing each page.

Cutting the roll paper manually

To cut the roll paper manually, follow the steps below.

A

B

After printing, adjust the cutting position by pressing the button.

Press and hold the button for 3 seconds.

The paper is cut by the built-in cutter.

Note:

If the paper cannot be cut by the built-in cutter, press and hold the button for 3 seconds so the printer automatically feeds the paper to the position where you can cut it manually. Cut the paper using the cutter by aiming at the ditch on the front cover. After cutting the paper, press the button to return to the READY state.

Roll Auto Cut Off

Printing from the computer

Set the Auto Cut setting in the Roll Paper Option dialog box of the printer driver.

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Removing the roll paper from the spindle

C

Rewind the roll paper, and roll it on rails to place it in the paper roll holder. Then place it down on a flat surface with two people.

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Warning:

Have two people lift the roll paper.

Note:

When REMAINING PPR SETUP is set to ON:AT

ROLL EXCHANGE

, the paper lever is locked. Press and hold the button for 3 seconds so the barcode is printed on the edge of the roll paper and the paper lever is released.

We recommend that you remove the roll paper

from the printer after printing. If the paper roll is left in the printer, the roller for securing the paper may leave a mark on the surface of the paper.

A

B

Turn on the printer by pressing the button.

Open the roll paper cover. Make sure that the Pause light is not flashing, and then set the paper lever to the released position.

LEVER RELEASED. LOAD PAPER

appears on the LCD panel.

Note:

When you are not using roll paper, wrap the roll paper using the optional roll paper belt.

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D

Hold the black movable flange as shown in the figure and remove it from the spindle.

With some types of roll paper, the black movable flange is removed by lightly tapping the spindle.

When removing it when just the core of the paper roll is left, hold the core and push on the spindle.

Using Cut Sheet Media

The procedures differs depending on your paper length and thickness.

Paper thickness

Less than

0.5 mm

0.5 to 1.5 mm

(thick paper)

Paper length

Longer than

Super A3/B

Super A3/B or below

All

Refer to

“Loading cut sheet media longer than

Super A3/B

(483 mm)” on page 36

“Loading cut sheet media with a length of Super

A3/B (483 mm) or below” on page

38

“Printing on thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm)” on page 38

c

Caution:

When removing the paper roll, do not knock the left end of the spindle (the black movable flange side) against the floor.

Doing so may damage the left end of the spindle.

E

Remove the paper roll from the spindle.

After rewinding the roll paper carefully, place it in the bag and box that it came in when you purchased it.

Attach the black movable flange to the spindle, and insert it in the printer.

Note:

Flatten the paper before loading it in the printer.

If paper that is wavy or slack is loaded, the printer may not recognize the paper size correctly or may not print normally.

Also, we recommend that you replace the paper in its original packaging and store it flat, only taking it out of the bag just before you use it.

If roll paper is loaded, rewind it first before

loading single sheet paper.

When you use paper other than Epson special

media, see the instructions included with the paper, or contact your supplier for more information.

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Loading cut sheet media longer than Super A3/B

(483 mm)

A

Turn on the printer by pressing the button.

c

Caution:

Do not set the paper lever to the released position while the Power light or Pause light is flashing; otherwise, damage may occur.

E

Load the sheet into the paper insertion slot until it comes out below.

B

Press the button repeatedly until Sheet

appears.

C

D

Make sure that the roll paper cover is closed.

Make sure that the Paper Check light is on, and then set the paper lever to the released position. LEVER RELEASED. LOAD PAPER appears on the LCD panel.

The paper lever may be locked if REMAINING

PPR SETUP

is set to ON: AT ROLL EXCHANGE.

In this case, press and hold the button for 3 seconds to print the barcode, so you can release the paper lever.

Note:

Load the sheet vertically, like most magazines.

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F

Make sure that the right and bottom edges of the sheet are straight and in line with the horizontal line and the vertical line.

G

Set the paper lever to the secured position.

Press the button or wait a while.

Note:

Align the paper correctly with the vertical

and horizontal setting positions. If the leading edge of the paper extends beyond the paper setting position or is short of it, it will cause an error.

If the leading edge of the paper will not

come out from under the front cover, open the front cover and feed the paper downwards.

H

If DO YOU WANT TO USE THE FOLLOWING

PAPER?

appears on the LCD panel, press the

button to select the media, and then press the button to set the media.

The previous setting appears on the LCD panel. If the media type is correct, press the

button.

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Loading cut sheet media with a length of Super A3/B

(483 mm) or below

A

Turn on the printer by pressing the button.

E

Press the button.

The print heads move and the sheet feeds into the printing position automatically.

F

If DO YOU WANT TO USE THE FOLLOWING

PAPER?

appears on the LCD panel, press the

button to select the media, and then press the button to set the media.

The previous setting appears on the LCD panel. If the media type is correct, press the

button.

B

Press the button repeatedly until Sheet

appears.

Printing on thick paper (0.5 to

1.5 mm)

When you load thick cut sheets (0.5 to 1.5 mm), such as cardboard, follow the steps below.

C

D

Make sure that the roll paper cover is closed.

Make sure that the paper lever is in the secured position, and then load the sheet into the paper insertion slot until it meets resistance.

Make sure that the right edge of the paper is straight and in line with the right edge of the scale on the roll paper cover.

PRESS THE BUTTON

appears on the LCD panel.

Note:

Do not load thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm) longer than

728 mm; otherwise, paper jams may occur.

A

Turn on the printer by pressing the button.

B

Press the button repeatedly until Sheet

appears.

Note:

Load the sheet vertically, like most magazines.

C

Make sure that the roll paper cover is closed.

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D

Make sure that the Paper Check light is on, and then set the paper lever to the released position. LEVER RELEASED. LOAD PAPER appears on the LCD panel.

The paper lever may be locked if REMAINING

PPR SETUP

is set to ON: AT ROLL EXCHANGE.

In this case, press and hold the button for 3 seconds to print the barcode, so you can release the paper lever.

E

Open the front cover. c

Caution:

Be careful not to touch the cables around the print head; otherwise, the printer may be damaged.

c

Caution:

Do not set the paper lever to the released position while the Power light or Pause light is flashing; otherwise, damage may occur.

F

Load the sheet into the paper insertion slot so that the bottom edge of the paper rests behind the open front cover.

Make sure that the right and bottom edges of the sheet are straight and in line with the vertical line.

Note:

Load the sheet vertically, like most magazines.

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G

Set the paper lever to the secured position, and then close the front cover.

PRESS THE BUTTON

appears on the LCD panel.

Ejecting Paper

This section explains how to eject paper after printing.

Note:

When you use Auto Take-up Reel Unit, see the following section.

“Using Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 41

When you use the paper basket, see the following section.

“Using the paper basket” on page 46

H

Press the button.

The print heads move and the sheet feeds into the printing position automatically.

I

If DO YOU WANT TO USE THE FOLLOWING

PAPER?

appears on the LCD panel, press the

button to select the media, and then press the button to set the media.

The previous setting appears on the LCD panel. If the media type is correct, press the

button.

For roll paper

See the following section to cut the roll paper.

“Cutting the roll paper” on page 33

For cut sheet media

A

When printing is complete, the printer supports the printed media, and PAPER

OUT. LOAD PAPER

is displayed on the LCD panel.

If READY appears on the LCD panel, press the button for 3 seconds to eject paper.

c

Caution:

Do not press any buttons when the

Power light or the Pause light is flashing.

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B

Release the paper lever while holding the paper to remove it from the printer.

Winding paper forward

A

Set the paper guides to the forward position.

c

Caution:

When you release the paper lever, the paper may fall. Be sure to hold the paper to avoid falling and damaging the paper.

Using Auto Take-up Reel Unit

When you want to print your data on roll paper and do not want to cut it or feed it out onto the floor, you can use this Auto Take-up Reel Unit to roll up your print.

You can wind the roll paper forward or backward.

B

Make sure the orange sensor light is on.

The green sensor light indicates that the

Auto-Take up Reel Unit is on.

If the orange sensor light is off, there is an obstacle between the light detector and light emitter, or the alignment of these devices is not correct. Adjust the direction of the light emitter so it is aligned with the light detector, and turn the dial to lock the light emitter.

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Warning:

Make sure the take-up reel unit is installed properly and securely. Bodily injury may occur if it falls.

Make sure that the leading edge of the roll paper is straight; otherwise, it does not take up the roll paper correctly.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

C

Press the button to select Roll Auto Cut

Off .

Auto Take-up Reel Unit winds the roll paper only when Roll Auto Cut Off is selected.

D

Align the roll paper edge with the horizontal line of the roll paper set position.

The barcode is scanned when it is printed on the roll paper edge. Then press the button to feed the roll paper.

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E

Tape the leading edge of the roll paper to the take-up reel core in three places.

Winding paper backward

A

Set the paper guides vertically.

F

G

Press the button to feed the paper forward and create a loop of slack.

Hold down the Auto Forward button to take up the roll paper for one or more revolution of the take-up paper core.

After taking up the paper, ensure that there is adequate slack between the roll paper and the take-up reel core.

B

Pull out the roll paper. See step 3 to 5 of the following section.

“Winding paper forward” on page 41

C

Pull the bottom of the roll paper around the back of the reel core as shown below. Then tape the leading edge of the paper to the reel core in three places.

D

E

Press the button to feed the paper forward and create a loop of slack.

Hold down the Auto Backward button to take up the roll paper for one or more revolution of the take-up paper core.

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After taking up the paper, ensure that there is adequate slack between the roll paper and the take-up reel core.

Taking up your prints

When the Auto Take-up Reel Unit is installed, and the take up reel core is loaded with paper to take-up in the desired direction, you can use the unit to take up your prints. w

Warning:

Do not touch the Auto Take-up Reel Unit while it is operating. Doing so may result in injury.

About paper basket

❏ When using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit, rewind the paper basket and push back the upper hooks fully.

❏ When using the paper basket, you need to remove the flange from the drive unit and movable unit and fully slide the movable unit to the left side of the printer; otherwise, the printed paper may conflict with the Auto

Take-up Reel Unit and a paper feed error may occur.

c

Caution:

During operation, be sure to stay out of the sensor detection area. Interrupting the sensor beam can cause paper to be taken up under tension and adversely affect printing.

A

Set the Auto Cut setting to Off.

❏ When you print from the control panel

(such as a status sheet, nozzle check pattern, or print head alignment pattern)

Press the button to select Roll Auto

Cut Off .

❏ When you print from the printer driver

In the Roll Paper Option dialog box, select Off for the Auto Cut setting.

B

Press the Auto Forward button or the Auto

Backward

button on the control panel.

C

Send a print job to the printer.

The printer starts printing. The Auto

Take-up Reel Unit takes up the roll paper in the direction you set in step 2.

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Removing paper after take-up

After paper take-up, follow the steps below to remove the take-up reel core.

A

Cut the roll paper.

❏ Press the button to select Roll Auto

Cut On .

❏ Press the button for 3 seconds to cut the roll paper automatically.

If the roll paper cannot be cut with the built-in cutter, use a scissors or cutter sold at a store.

B

Turn the lever to unlock the movable unit, and then slide it to the left so that the flange knob clears the end of the take-up reel core.

While doing this, support the take-up reel core with one hand to keep it from falling.

Using the core from a used paper roll as a take-up reel core

You can use a used paper roll as the take-up reel core.

Note:

If the paper roll core is deformed or damaged, it cannot be used as a take-up reel core.

When you use the 2-inch take-up reel core, you need to reverse the flanges on the drive unit and movable unit first.

Note:

Diameters of the knobs on the flange are shown below.

76.2mm (3 " ) 50.8mm (2")

A

Remove the flange by pinching the knob.

C

Remove the take-up reel core from the flange knob on the movable unit and the drive unit.

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Warning:

The paper roll is heavy so have two people hold it by both ends of the paper roll.

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B

Reverse the flange so that the smaller knob is positioned on the outside, then replace it on the drive unit by pinching the knob.

Installing a take-up reel core

A

Make sure that the lock lever is released

(turned to the left). Slide the movable unit to the left end of the horizontal strut.

C

Remove the flange by pinching the knob.

B

Slip one end of the take-up reel core over the flanged knob on the drive unit.

D

Reverse the flange so that the smaller knob is positioned on the outside, then replace it on the movable unit by pinching the knob.

C

Insert the flanged knob on the movable unit into the other end of the take-up reel core.

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D

Turn the lock lever to the front to lock the movable unit.

The installation of the 3-inch auto take-up reel unit is complete.

Using the paper basket

To avoid your printouts getting dirty or crinkled, set the paper basket as explained below.

You can use the paper basket when the paper length is less than 914 mm and the thickness is less than 0.5 mm.

Note:

Do not stack more than one print in the paper basket.

If you stack multiple prints, the space between the paper supports and paper basket becomes narrow. This may cause a paper feed error.

A

Set the paper guides to the forward position.

B

Pull the upper hooks out to their full length.

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C

Gently and horizontally pull the shaft of the paper basket out to its full length.

Printable area

Note:

Pull out the paper basket completely until it is locked. Please note that, while being pulled out, the basket may get caught and be seemingly locked several times.

D

Hook both ends of the shaft on the upper basket hooks.

A

B-L

B-R

C

Roll paper

Cut sheets

Roll paper

Cut sheets

Roll paper

Cut sheets

Roll paper

Cut sheets

The minimum top margin is

3.0 mm (0.12")

The minimum top margin is

3.0 mm (0.12")

The minimum left margin is

0.0 mm (0")

The minimum left margin is

0.0 mm (0")

The minimum right margin is

0.0 mm (0")

The minimum right margin is

0.0 mm (0")

The minimum bottom margin is

3.0 mm (0.12")

The minimum bottom margin is

14.0 mm (0.55")

For roll paper, the following margin widths can be selected using the control panel.

See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 20.

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Parameter

TOP/

BOTTOM

15mm

TOP35/

BOTTOM

15mm

15mm

3mm

A B-L

15mm 3mm

35mm 3mm

15mm

3mm

15mm

3mm

B-R

3mm

3mm

C

15mm

15mm

15mm 15mm

3mm 3mm

Note:

The print area does not change even when the

margins are changed.

The printer automatically detects the dimensions

of the paper that is loaded. Print data that exceeds the printable area of the paper cannot be printed.

When the same data is printed with a 3-mm

margin and a 15-mm margin and compared, you may notice that part of the right side of the

15-mm margin image is not printed.

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Using the Printer

Software (Windows)

❏ Makes the printer settings, such as the media type, paper size. You can register these settings, and you can also easily import or export these registered settings.

Printer Software

Introduction

The printer software CD-ROM includes the following software. See the Unpacking and Setup

Guide for installing the software, and see its online help for detailed information for each software.

❏ Printer driver

❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3

❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel

Printer driver

The printer driver lets you print documents from applications to the printer.

The following are the main functions of the printer driver:

❏ Sends the print data to the printer.

❏ Executes the printer maintenance functions and sets the operation of the printer driver in the Utility tab. You can also import or export printer settings.

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EPSON Status Monitor 3

This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and it also checks for printer error. EPSON Status Monitor 3 is installed with the printer driver automatically.

Accessing the Printer

Driver

You can access the printer driver in the following ways:

❏ From Windows applications

❏ From the Printer icon

From Windows applications

Access the printer driver from your application when you make the print settings.

The following procedures may differ depending on the application you use.

A

From the File menu, select Print or Page

Setup

.

EPSON LFP Remote Panel

EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad range of control over the printer, to obtain better print quality in printing on various media.

B

Make sure your printer is selected, and click

Printer

, Setup, Options, Properties, or

Preferences

.

Example:

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Example:

The printer driver window appears.

From the Printer icon

When you make common settings or perform printer maintenance, such as Nozzle Check, Head

Cleaning, access the printer driver from the

Printer icon.

A

Open the Printers and Faxes or Printers folder.

For Windows XP:

Click Start, click Control Panel, click

Printers and Other Hardware

, and then click Printers and Faxes.

Make the settings as necessary, and then start printing.

Note:

If your Control Panel is in the Classic View, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Faxes.

For Windows Vista: click , click

Hardware and Sound

, and then click

Printers

.

For Windows 2000:

Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers.

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B

Right-click your printer icon, and click

Printing Preferences

.

Getting Information

Through Online Help

You can view a detailed explanation using the following ways.

❏ Right-click the item, and then click Help.

The printer driver window appears.

The settings you make here become the default settings of the printer driver.

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❏ For Windows XP/2000, click the

button on the top right of the printer driver window, and then click the item.

Basic Settings

This section describes how to print your data from an application using the Epson printer driver.

Setting the printer driver

First, make the print data using the application software.

Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the print settings such as the media type, paper size.

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Checking the printer status

When you send a print job to the printer, you can monitor the printer status in the following windows.

Progress Meter

The Progress Meter appears on your display when you start printing. It indicates the progress of the current print job and provides printer status information such as ink remaining and product number of the ink cartridges. Also, you can cancel a print job using Progress Meter.

Canceling printing

You can cancel a print job waiting from the computer. If the printing is already started, you need to cancel printing by the printer.

Canceling printing by the printer

Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to reset the printer.

Even when it is printing a job, the printer is reset.

After resetting, it takes a while before the printer is in the ready state.

Print queue window

You can check a list of all jobs waiting and its information, and also you can cancel print jobs.

The print queue window appears when you double-click the printer icon on the task bar. This is a function of the Windows operating system.

Note:

You cannot cancel a job waiting in the computer. To cancel a job waiting in the computer, see the next

section “Canceling printing by the computer” on page

54.

Canceling printing by the computer

Canceling printing

Click Stop on the EPSON Progress Meter dialog box.

Note:

The Progress Meter shows the progress of the

current print job. It disappears when the job has been sent to the printer.

You cannot cancel a print job that has been sent

to the printer. In this case, cancel the print job by the printer.

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Deleting a print job waiting

You can delete the jobs waiting stored in the computer.

A

Double-click the printer icon on the task bar.

B

From the Printer menu, select Cancel all

documents

.

If you want to delete a specific job, select the job and select Cancel from the

Document menu.

When problem occurs during printing

If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window.

Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 will lead you step by step through a procedure to solve a problem.

Note:

The print queue windows shows the

progress of each print job. It disappears when the job has been sent to the printer.

You cannot cancel a print job that has

been sent to the printer. In this case, cancel the print job by the printer.

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Using the Printer Utilities

The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status and perform printer maintenance from your screen.

Nozzle Check

This utility checks the print head nozzles to see if they are clogged and need to be cleaned. Check the nozzles when you notice the print quality has declined and after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleaned. If the print head nozzles are clogged, perform head cleaning.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

Head Cleaning

This utility cleans the color and black print heads.

You may need to clean the print head if you notice the print quality has declined.

See “Head cleaning” on page 134.

Print Head Alignment

This utility can be used to improve the print quality of your printed data. The alignment of the print head may need to be adjusted if vertical lines appear out of alignment or if white or black banding noise appear in your printed data. Use this utility to realign the print head.

See “Print head alignment” on page 138.

EPSON Status Monitor 3

This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and it also checks for printer error.

See “Using EPSON Status Monitor 3” on page

57.

Monitoring Preferences

This function lets you specify the monitoring feature of EPSON Status Monitor 3.

See “Using Monitoring Preferences” on page

58.

Print Queue

This function displays the job waiting list.

You can check the list of all jobs waiting and their information, and also cancel or restart print jobs.

Speed & Progress

You can make settings related to print speed and progress.

Menu Arrangement

You can arrange the Select Setting, Media Type, and Paper Size list items. Arrange the items as you prefer, or classify the items into groups. You can also hide the items you are not using.

Export or Import

You can export or import the printer driver settings. It is convenient to use this function when you want to make the same printer driver settings to multiple computers.

EPSON LFP Remote Panel

This utility lets you optimize your printer. You can start this utility only if it is installed. See the

EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for detailed information.

Printer Firmware Update

EPSON LFP Remote Panel is started and updates the printer firmware.

To use this function, you need to download the latest firmware from the Epson Web site beforehand.

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Using EPSON Status Monitor 3

EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages. To know the detailed status of the printer, open the printer detailed window.

EPSON Status Monitor 3 starts to monitor the printer status when the printing begins, and if there are any problems, it shows an error message and its solutions. You can also access EPSON

Status Monitor 3 from the printer driver or the shortcut icon by double-clicking the printer-shaped icon on the Windows taskbar to check the status of the printer.

Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3

Open the printer driver window, and click the

Utility

tab, and then click EPSON Status

Monitor 3

.

Note:

In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the

Shortcut Icon

check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar. Right-click the shortcut icon, and select the printer name to display the EPSON

Status Monitor 3 dialog box.

See “Viewing information in Monitoring

Preferences” on page 58.

Viewing information in EPSON

Status Monitor 3

EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages. If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. Check the message and solve the problem accordingly.

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Using Monitoring Preferences

This function lets you specify the monitoring feature of EPSON Status Monitor 3.

Accessing Monitoring Preferences

Open the printer driver window, click the Utility tab, and then click Monitoring Preferences.

Viewing information in Monitoring

Preferences

In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, you can select error types for which you wish to receive notification, and you can make the shortcut icon setting and monitoring of shared printers setting.

Note:

In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the

Shortcut Icon

check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar. Right-click the shortcut icon, and select Monitoring Preferences to open the

Monitoring Preferences dialog box.

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Uninstalling the Printer

Software

C

Select EPSON Printer Software, and then click Change/Remove (or

Uninstall/Change

).

This section describes how to uninstall the printer software from your computer.

Note:

For Windows XP/Vista, you must log in as a

user with an Administrator account. When you uninstall the printer software from Windows

Vista, the password may be required. If you are asked for the password, enter it and continue the operation.

For Windows 2000, you must log in as a user

with administrator rights (a user belonging to the Administrators group).

D

Select the target printer icon, and then click

OK

.

Uninstalling the printer driver

To uninstall the printer driver, follow the steps below.

A

Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable connected with the computer and printer.

B

Click Add or Remove Programs (or

Add/Remove Programs

) in the Control

Panel.

For Windows Vista, click Programs, and then Programs and Features in the Control

Panel.

E

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.

When the confirmation message appears, click Yes.

Note:

When you delete the printer driver, the following message appears.

In the personal settings information file, the settings you have made are saved. If you do not delete this file, you can use the settings you have registered when you reinstall the printer driver. Click No if you plan to reinstall the printer driver later, or click Yes to delete the file completely.

Restart the computer when you reinstall the printer driver.

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Uninstalling EPSON LFP

Remote Panel

EPSON LFP Remote Panel can be uninstalled from Add or Remove Programs (or Add/Remove

Programs

) in the Control Panel. For detailed information, see the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help.

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Using the Printer

Software

(Mac OS X)

EPSON Printer Utility2

You can execute the printer maintenance functions, such as Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning.

EPSON Printer Utility2 is installed with the printer driver automatically.

Printer Software

Introduction

The printer software CD-ROM includes the following software. See the Unpacking and Setup

Guide for installing the software and its online help for detailed information for each software.

❏ Printer driver

❏ EPSON Printer Utility2

❏ EPSON StatusMonitor

❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel

Printer driver

The printer driver lets you print documents from applications to the printer.

The following are main functions of the printer driver:

❏ Sends the print data to the printer.

❏ Makes the printer settings, such as the media type, paper size. You can register these settings, and you can also easily import or export these registered settings.

EPSON StatusMonitor

This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and a printer error.

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EPSON LFP Remote Panel

EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad range of control over the printer, to obtain better print quality in printing on various media.

Accessing the Printer

Driver

To access the printer driver, follow the steps below. The following procedures may differ depending on the application you use.

❏ Page Setup dialog

You can make the paper settings, such as media type, paper size.

❏ Print dialog

You can make the settings related to print quality.

Accessing the Page Setup dialog

To access the Page Setup dialog, click Page Setup on the File menu of your application.

The Page Setup dialog is displayed.

You can select a paper size, borderless printing, a paper source, and a print area in the Paper Size setting.

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Accessing the Print dialog

To access the Print dialog, click Print on the File menu of your application.

Getting Information

Through Online Help

To access the online help, click the button in the dialog of the printer driver.

The Print dialog is displayed.

Make the settings as necessary, and then start printing.

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Basic Settings

This section describes how to print your data from an application using the Epson printer driver.

Checking the printer status

A

Click the Printer icon in the Dock.

Setting the printer driver

First, make the print data using the application software.

Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the print settings such as the media type, paper size.

B

You can check the jobs waiting and their information, and also cancel the printing.

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Canceling printing

You can cancel a print job waiting from the computer. If the printing is already started, you can cancel printing by the printer.

Canceling printing by the printer

Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to reset the printer.

Even when it is printing a job, the printer is reset.

After resetting, it takes a while before the printer is in the ready state.

When problem occurs during printing

If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. If you are not sure how to solve the problem, cancel printing, and then start

EPSON StatusMonitor that leads you step by step through a procedure to solve a problem.

Note:

You cannot cancel a job waiting in the computer. To cancel a job waiting in the computer, see the next

section “Canceling printing by the computer” on page

65.

Canceling printing by the computer

A

Click the Printer icon in the Dock.

B

Click the job you want to delete, and then click Delete.

Note:

You can delete a job waiting with the same

procedures above.

You cannot cancel a print job that has

been sent to the printer. In this case, cancel the print job by the printer.

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Using Printer Utilities

The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status and perform printer maintenance from your screen.

EPSON LFP Remote Panel

This utility lets you optimize your printer. You can start this utility only if it is installed. See the

EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for detailed information.

Manual

You can access the User’s Guide. If the User’s Guide is not installed, it will access a technical support

Web site.

EPSON StatusMonitor

This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and a printer error.

Nozzle Check

This utility checks the print head nozzles to see if they are clogged and need to be cleaned. Check the nozzles when you notice the print quality has declined and after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleaned. If the print head nozzles are clogged, perform head cleaning.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

Head Cleaning

This utility cleans the color and black print heads.

You may need to clean the print head if you notice the print quality has declined.

See “Head cleaning” on page 134.

Print Head Alignment

This utility can be used to improve the print quality of your printed data. The alignment of the print head may need to be adjusted if vertical lines appear out of alignment or if white or black banding noise appear in your printed data. Use this utility to realign the print head.

See “Print head alignment” on page 138.

Accessing EPSON Printer

Utility2

You can access the EPSON Printer Utility2 using the following ways.

❏ In the Print dialog, select Print Settings, and then click the icon.

❏ Double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click the EPSON Printer Utility2 icon.

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Using EPSON StatusMonitor

EPSON StatusMonitor provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages.

Note:

The printer error message appears automatically on your screen even if EPSON StatusMonitor is not opened.

Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor

Open the EPSON Printer Utility2 window, and then click EPSON StatusMonitor.

Viewing information in EPSON

StatusMonitor

EPSON StatusMonitor provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages. If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. Check the message and solve the problem accordingly.

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Uninstalling the Printer

Software

To uninstall the printer software, follow the steps below.

E

Double-click the Print Center icon (for Mac

OS X 10.2.x) or Printer Setup Utility icon

(for Mac OS X 10.3 or later).

Uninstalling the printer driver

To uninstall the printer driver and EPSON Printer

Utility2, follow the steps below.

A

Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable connected with the computer and printer.

B

Close the all application software.

C

Double-click the hard disk icon.

F

Select the printer, and then click Delete.

After clicking Delete, close the dialog.

G

H

Insert the printer software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

Double-click the Printer Driver folder.

D

Double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click the Utilities folder.

Note:

If the folder does not appear, double-click the

EPSON

icon on the desk top.

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I

Double-click the EPSON_IJ_Printer icon.

Uninstalling EPSON LFP

Remote Panel

Drag the EPSON LFP Remote Panel folder to the

Trash. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for more information.

J

If the Authenticate dialog appears, enter the password or phrase and then click OK.

To uninstall the printer driver, you must log in as a user with administrator rights.

K

L

Click Continue, and then click Accept.

Select Uninstall from the pull-down menu, and then click the Uninstall button.

M

Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the printer driver.

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Variety of Printings

Using Color

Management

The printer driver provides a setting for performing color management to printing data and a color adjustment that produces better looking prints by using only the printer driver.

Color adjustment is performed without adjusting the color of the original data.

71.

See “Methods for color management” on page

Note:

When you print an image taken by a digital camera or scanner, usually the printing result looks different from what you see on the display. This variance occurs because each device such as a digital camera, scanner, monitor, or printer, produces colors differently. In order to reduce the differences in color between each device, please perform color management between each device.

Color management

About color management system

(CMS)

Since devices such as a digital camera, scanner, monitor, or printer produce color differently, the printing result looks different from the image you see on the display. To adjust the color between devices, use the color management system. Both

Windows and Mac OS X have a color management system as their standard feature.

Also, some image editing software support the color management system.

Each operating system supports the color management system, such as ICM for Windows and ColorSync for Mac OS. When performing color management using the printer driver, the color management system of the operating system is also used. In this color management system, a color definition file called the ICC profile is used for performing color matching between devices. The ICC profile is prepared for each printer model and each media type. For a digital camera, the color domain of sRGB,

AdobeRGB, etc., may be specified as the profile.

In color management, the profile of an input device is called an input profile (or source profile), and an output device, such as a printer, is called a printer profile (or output profile).

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Methods for color management

Color management by printer driver

Application

Color management by

Driver ICM

(Windows only)

Printer driver Printer

Specify the Input profile.

Specify the printer profile.

Color management is performed by specifying the input profile and the printer profile by the printer driver.

Color management can be performed even if you print data from an application that does not support ICM color management. If an application supports a color management function, turn it off for printing.

See “Color management by Driver ICM (Windows only)” on page 72.

Color management by

Host

ICM/ColorSync

Specify the input profile.

Specify the printer profile.

You need to perform color matching with the printer driver before printing. An application needs to support

ICM or ColorSync color management. Since it prints using the color management function of operating systems, a difference may appear in a printing color between Windows and Mac OS X.

See “Color management by Host ICM or ColorSync” on page 73.

Color management by application

Application

Color management by application

Printer driver Printer

Specify the input profile.

Specify the printer profile.

The color management is performed by specifying the input profile and the printer profile by the application. You can select this method when an application supports its own color management function.

Color compensation should be turned off (no color adjustment) in the printer driver. Since neither ColorSync of Mac OS nor ICM of Windows is used as a color management system, a difference may not appear in a printing result between operating systems.

See “Color management by application” on page 74.

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Color management by Driver ICM

(Windows only)

The following procedures are for Adobe

Photoshop CS2 running on Windows XP. When using this function with an application which does not support a color management function, you need to perform the color matching process from step 4.

A

From the File menu, select Print with

Preview

.

C

Open the printer driver window.

See “From Windows applications” on page 50.

D

Select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select ICM, and then click

Advanced

.

B

Select Color Management, and select

Document

for the Print. Select No Color

Management

for the Color Handling. Then click Done.

E

In the ICM dialog box, select Driver ICM

(Basic)

or Driver ICM (Advanced) for the

ICM Mode.

If you select Driver ICM (Advanced), you can specify the profiles and intent for image, graphics, and text data individually.

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Intent

Saturation

Perceptual

Relative

Colorimetric

Absolute

Colorimetric

Explanation

Performs conversion, keeping the current saturation unchanged.

Performs conversion so that a more visually natural image is produced. This feature is used when a wider gamut of color is used for image data.

Performs conversion so that a set of color gamut coordinates and white point (or color temperature) coordinates in original data match their corresponding print coordinates. This feature is used for many types of color matching.

Assigns absolute color gamut coordinates to both of original and print data and performs conversion. Therefore, color tone adjustment is not performed on any white point (or color temperature) for the original or print data. This feature is used for special purposes such as logo color printing.

F

Check other settings, and then start printing.

Color management by Host ICM or ColorSync

The following procedures are for Adobe

Photoshop CS2 running on Windows XP.

Note:

Use image data in which an input profile has

been embedded.

The application needs to support ICM or

ColorSync.

A

From the File menu, select Print with

Preview

.

B

Select Color Management, and then select

Document

for the Print. Select Let Printer

Determine Colors

for the Color Handling.

Then click Done.

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C

Open the printer driver window

(Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X).

Windows

See “From Windows applications” on page 50.

Mac OS X

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

D

For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select ICM, and then click Advanced.

For Mac OS X, select Printer Color

Management

.

Color management by application

The following procedures are for Adobe

Photoshop CS2 running on Windows XP.

Refer to the application’s user manual for details of the settings.

A

From the File menu, select Print with

Preview

.

E

Select Host ICM (Windows) or ColorSync

(Mac OS X) in the Printer Color

Management dialog.

B

Select Color Management, and select

Document

for the Print. Select Let

Photoshop Determine Colors

for the Color

Handling. Select the Printer Profile and the

Rendering Intent. Then click Done.

F

Check other settings, and then start printing.

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C

Open the printer driver window

(Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X).

Windows

See “From Windows applications” on page 50.

Mac OS X

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

D

For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and then select No Color

Adjustment

.

For Mac OS X, select Off (No Color

Adjustment)

in the Printer Color

Management dialog.

Color adjustment by the printer driver

You can perform color management by the printer driver only. Also, you can use the Photo

Enhance function to adjust the color of the image data automatically.

Color adjustment by the Color

Controls

You can perform color management by the printer driver. Use this function if the application does not support color management or if you want to manually perform color management.

Note:

If you use the color management of the printer driver from an application such as Adobe Photoshop CS2, turn off the color management function of the application.

E

Check other settings, and then start printing.

A

Open the printer driver window

(Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X).

Windows

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

Mac OS X

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

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B

For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select Color

Controls

, and then click Advanced.

For Mac OS X, select Printer Color

Management

, and click Color Controls, and then click Advanced Settings.

Windows

C

Make the necessary settings.

See the online help of the printer driver for detailed information.

Windows

Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Note:

For Windows users, you can perform the color adjustment by checking the sample image on the left side of the window. You can also use the color circle for the fine color adjustment.

D

Check other settings, and then start printing.

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Auto color adjustment by Photo

Enhance (Windows only)

This setting provides a variety of image-correction settings that you can apply to your photo images before printing. Photo

Enhance does not affect your original data.

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

Click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select Photo Enhance, and then click Advanced.

Black-and-White Photo

Printing

Advanced black-and-white photo printing is available by making the settings in the Color

Controls dialog box, without using the application software. The print image is adjusted without affecting the original data.

You need to use the media that is suitable for black-and-white photo printing. See the following for detailed information.

“Paper Information” on page 110

A

Open the printer driver window

(Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X).

Windows

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

Mac OS X

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

B

Select Advanced B&W Photo for the Color.

Windows

C

In the Photo Enhance dialog box, select the effect settings.

See the online help of the printer driver for detailed information.

D

Check other settings, and then start printing.

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Mac OS X Mac OS X

C

For Windows, click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select Color Controls, and then click Advanced.

For Mac OS X, select Printer Color

Management

.

Windows

D

Make the necessary settings, and then start printing.

For more detailed information, see the online help of the printer driver.

Windows

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Mac OS X

Borderless Printing

You can print your data without margins on paper. There are two types of borderless printing.

Note:

If you are using roll paper, all four sides can be borderless, and if you are using a sheet of paper, only left and right sides can be borderless.

❏ Auto Expand

Enlarge the size of print data automatically and print without margins. Enlarged areas that exceed the paper size will not be printed on the paper.

❏ Retain Size

Using an application, enlarge your image data to exceed the paper width and height, to avoid unprinted areas appearing along the left and right edges. The printer driver does not enlarge the image data. Enlarging 3 mm in both the left and right directions (total of

6 mm) is recommended by using the application that created the data.

Select this setting if you do not want to change the ratio of your print data by the printer driver.

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Supported media type

The following media sizes are supported for borderless printing.

Paper width

254 mm/10 inch

300 mm

329 mm/13 inch/Super A3

406 mm/16 inch

432 mm/17 inch

B2

A1

610 mm/24 inch/Super A1

B1

914 mm/36 inch/Super A0

1118 mm/44 inch/Super B0

1200 mm

1270 mm/50 inch

1372 mm/54 inch

Depending on the media type, the print quality may decline or the borderless printing is not supported. See the following section for detailed information.

“Paper Information” on page 110

Application settings

Set the size of the image data using the Page

Setting dialog box of the application software.

For Auto Expand

❏ Set the same paper size as used for printing.

❏ If your application has margin settings, set the margin to 0 mm.

❏ Make the image data as large as the paper size.

For Retain Size

❏ Enlarge 3 mm in both the left and right directions (total of 6 mm), using the application that created the data.

❏ If your application has margin settings, set the margin to 0 mm.

❏ Make the image data as large as the paper size.

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Printer driver settings

To print your data with this feature, follow the steps below.

For Windows

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

In the Main menu, select the media type, paper source, page size, or paper size.

D

Select Borderless, and then click

Expansion

.

E

Select Auto Expand or Retain Size. If you select Auto Expand, set the amount of enlargement.

Max 3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts 1 mm to the right)

Standard 3 mm for left and right

Min 1.5 mm for left and right

C

When you print on roll paper, click Roll

Paper Option

, and select the Auto Cut setting.

See “Roll paper cut for borderless printing” on page 83.

Note:

Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image enlargement; however, as this amount decreases, margins may appear on one or more sides of the paper.

F

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

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For Mac OS X

A

Open the Page Setup dialog.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

B

Select the paper size and borderless printing such as Auto Expand or Retain

Size

, and then click OK.

E

In the Print Settings dialog, select the media type.

C

Open the Print dialog.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

D

If Auto Expand is selected, set the amount of the enlargement.

Max 3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts 1 mm to the right)

Standard 3 mm for left and right

Min 1.5 mm for left and right

F

If you print on roll paper, select the Auto

Cut setting in the Roll Paper Option dialog.

See “Roll paper cut for borderless printing” on page 83.

G

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

Note:

Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image enlargement; however, as this amount decreases, margins may appear on one or more sides of the paper.

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Roll paper cut for borderless printing

When you use roll paper for borderless printing, the paper cut operation is different according to the

Borderless and Auto Cut settings of the printer driver.

Printer driver setting

Printer operations

No margins for left and right

Borderless: Enable

Auto Cut: Normal Cut

No margins for all directions

(single cut)

Borderless: Enable

Auto Cut: Single Cut

No margins for all directions

(double cut)

Borderless: Enable

Auto Cut: Double Cut

Explanation Normal Cut is default setting.

Note:

When you want to cut prints manually, select Off.

❏ The top area may smear because the top area of the roll paper is cut while the print operation is stopped.

❏ If the cut position is slightly shifted, the image on the continuous page remains on the top or bottom area; however, the printing time gets shorter.

❏ If you select Single Cut and print only a piece of paper, the operation will be the same as Double

Cut. If you print more than one paper continuously, cut 1 mm along the inside of each picture to avoid creating a margin between pictures.

❏ The top area may smear because the top area of the roll paper is cut while the print operation is stopped.

❏ Because the inside of each picture is cut in order to not leave a white area in the top and bottom areas, the length of the paper becomes 2 mm shorter.

❏ After cutting the bottom area of the previous page, the printer feeds the paper and then cuts the top area of the next page. Because of that,

80 to 130 mm of scrap of paper is produced. Take care to cut the paper precisely.

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Enlarge or Reduce Size

Printing

You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you print on. There are three ways to enlarge or reduce the size of your data.

❏ Fit to Page (Windows only)

Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the paper size you have selected in the Output Paper list.

❏ Custom

Lets you define the percentage you want to enlarge or reduce a data.

❏ Fit to Roll Paper Width (Windows only)

Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the width of the roll paper you have selected in Output Paper list.

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Fit to Page (Windows only)

You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you to print on.

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper size as the paper size of the data.

C

Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer from the Output Paper list.

Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Output Paper.

D

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

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Fit to Roll Paper Width

(Windows only)

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper size as the paper size of the data.

C

Select Reduce/Enlarge, and then click Fit to

Roll Paper Width

.

Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Roll Width.

D

Select the roll paper width that is loaded in the printer from the Roll Width list.

E

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

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Custom

Lets you define the percentage you want to reduce or enlarge.

For Windows

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper size as the paper size of the data.

C

D

Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer from Output Paper or Roll Width.

Select Reduce/Enlarge, and then click

Custom

.

Click the arrows next to the Scale box to select a proportion from 10 to 650%.

For Mac OS X

A

Open the Page Setup dialog.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

B

Select the printer and paper size.

Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer.

C

Set the value for Scale between 1 to

100000%.

E

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

D

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

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Pages Per Sheet Printing

You can print two or four pages of your document on one sheet of paper.

If you print continuous layout data prepared at

A4 size, it will be printed as shown below.

For Windows

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

Click the Page Layout tab, select the

Multi-Page

check box, select N-up, and then click Settings.

Note:

For Windows users, use the printer driver's

function for layout printing. For Mac OS X, use the standard feature of the operating system for layout printing.

You cannot use the Multi-Page function of

Windows printer driver if you are using borderless printing.

For Windows users, using the Fit to Page

function, you can print the data on different sizes of paper.

See “Enlarge or Reduce Size Printing” on page 84.

C

In the Print Layout dialog box, specify the order in which the pages will be printed.

To print frames around the pages printed on each sheet, check the Print page frames check box.

D

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

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For Mac OS X

A

Open the Print dialog.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

B

Select a target printer, and then select

Layout

from the list to specify the order in which the pages will be printed.

Poster Printing

The poster printing function allows you to print poster-size images by enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper. This function is supported by Windows only. You can make a poster or a calendar by joining the several printed sheets of paper together. The poster printing supports following two types.

❏ Borderless poster printing

You can print a borderless poster-size image by automatically enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper. You can make a poster just by joining the several printed sheets of paper together. Because the image data is enlarged beyond the paper size, the area that exceeds the sheets cannot be printed. This function is available for roll paper only.

Borderless poster printing may not produce a seamless poster image which consists of multiple printed sheets of paper. If you want a seamless image, try the Poster printing with margins feature.

Note:

If you select other than None for Border, the frames around the pages are printed on each sheet.

C

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

❏ Poster printing with margins

You can print a poster-size image by automatically enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper. You need to cut the margins and then join the several sheets of

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C

In the Poster Settings dialog box, select the number of printed pages you want the poster to cover.

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

Click the Page Layout tab, select the

Multi-Page

check box, select Poster, and then click Settings.

Note:

You can make a larger poster if you select a greater number for division.

D

When you want to print a borderless poster, select the Borderless Poster Print check box, and select the panels that you do not want to print, and then click OK. Then go to step 6.

Note:

Because the inside of each picture is cut in order to not leave a white area in the top and bottom areas, the length of the paper becomes 1 or 2 mm shorter.

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E

If you want margins around the poster, make sure the Borderless Poster Print check box is cleared, and make the other settings as necessary.

Note:

Regarding the size when the parts are joined together:

The finished size whether Trim Lines is selected or not is the same. However, if Print

Cutting Guides

is selected, the finished size is smaller by the amount of the overlap.

F

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

Joining the sheets together along the guide

The steps to join the sheets together are different whether the printed sheets are borderless or not.

For borderless poster printing

This section explains how to join the four printed pages together. Join the printed pages together appropriately, and stick them on the back of sheets using the cellophane tape.

Join them by the following order indicated in the illustration below.

Poster printing may not produce a seamless poster image which consists of multiple printed sheets of paper. If you want a seamless image, try the Poster printing with margins feature.

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For poster printing with margins

When you select Overlapping Alignment Marks, the following marks are printed on the paper. See the procedures below to join the four printed pages together using the alignment marks.

B

Lay the upper left sheet on top of the upper right sheet. The X marks should be matched as in the illustration below, and join the upper left sheet to the upper right sheet with cellophane tape temporarily.

The four sheets are joined together by the following order.

C

Cut the upper sheets along the alignment mark (vertical red line).

The guide is black for the black-and-white printing.

D

Join the upper left and right sheets together with cellophane tape on the back of the sheets.

A

Cut the upper left sheet along the alignment mark (vertical blue line).

The guide is black for the black-and-white printing.

E

Try step 1 to 4 for the lower sheets.

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F

Cut the bottom of upper sheets along the alignment mark (horizontal blue line).

The guide is black for the black-and-white printing.

I

Join the upper sheets and lower sheets together with cellophane tape on the back of the sheets.

G

Lay the upper sheets on top of the lower sheets. The X marks should be matched as in the illustration below, and join the upper sheets and lower sheets together with cellophane tape temporarily.

J

After joining all the sheets together, cut the margins along the outer guide.

H

Cut the sheets along the alignment mark

(horizontal red line).

The guide is black for black-and-white printing.

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Printing on Custom

Paper

You can also print on a custom paper, using the steps below.

For Windows

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

Click User Defined in the Main menu.

The size you can register is as follow.

Paper width

Paper height

89 to 1626 mm

Windows: 127 to 15000 mm

Mac OS X: 127 to 15240 mm

✽ The maximum length of the paper roll can be longer than the paper height if using application software that supports banner printing. However, the actual print size is dependent on the application, the paper size set in the printer, or the computer environment.

Note:

For Mac OS X, you can set a larger size in the

Custom Paper Size than the size that you can set in the printer; however, it does not print correctly.

The available output size may be limited

depending on the application software.

Note:

You cannot select User Defined if Borderless is selected for Paper Settings.

C

Set the custom paper size you want to use, and then click Save.

❏ You can enter up to 24 characters for the

Paper Size Name.

❏ You can easily change the size by selecting the paper size close to the size you want to set in the Base Paper Size.

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❏ If the ratio is same as the defined paper size, select the ratio from the Fix Aspect

Ratio and select either Landscape or

Portrait

for the Base. In this case, you can only adjust either the Paper Width or Paper Height.

For Mac OS X

A

Open the Page Setup dialog.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

B

Select Manage Custom Sizes in Paper Size.

Note:

To change the paper size you have

registered, select the paper size name in the list, and then change the size.

To delete the user-defined size you have

registered, select the paper size name in the list, and then click Delete.

You can register up to 100 paper sizes.

D

Click OK to save the custom paper size.

The custom paper size is registered in the

Paper Size.

Now, you can print by taking the same steps as usual.

C

Click +, and enter the paper size name.

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D

Enter the paper width, paper height, and margins, and then click OK.

The paper size and printer margin you can set is as follow.

Page setup

Sheet

Roll Paper

Roll Paper

(Banner)

Roll Paper

(Borderless,

Auto

Expand)

Roll Paper

(Borderless,

Retain Size)

Roll Paper

(Borderless,

Banner)

Paper size

Supported paper size

Supported paper size

Supported paper size

Margins

Top, Left,

Right: 3 mm

Bottom:

14.2 mm

Top, Bottom,

Left, Right:

3 mm

Top, Bottom:

0 mm

Left, Right:

3 mm

Top, Bottom,

Left, Right:

0 mm

The paper width that supports borderless printing.

The paper width that supports borderless printing and plus 6 mm.

Top, Bottom,

Left, Right:

0 mm

Note:

To change the setting you have registered,

click the paper size name from the list.

To duplicate the paper size you have

registered, click the paper size name from the list, and then click Duplicate.

To delete the paper size you have

registered, click the paper size name from the list, and then click -.

The custom paper size setting is different

depending on the version of the operating system. See your operating system’s documentation for details.

E

Click OK.

The custom paper size is registered in the

Paper Size pop-up menu. Now, you can print by taking the same steps as usual.

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Banner Printing on Roll

Paper

This section explains how to print a banner and panorama pictures.

Application settings

You need to make the data for printing a banner using an application.

If the paper size you want to print is equal to or smaller than the maximum setting size the application can set, select the paper size you prefer.

There are two ways to print a banner.

Paper source Application

Roll Paper Document preparation tool, image and editing software

Roll Paper (Banner) Software that supports banner printing

The following are the available printing sizes.

Paper width

Paper height

89 to 1626 mm

Windows: Max. 15000 mm

Mac OS X: Max. 15240 mm

✽ The maximum length of the paper roll can be longer than the paper height if using the software that supports banner printing; however, the actual printable height may be different depending on the application and the computer used for printing.

Printer driver settings

For Windows

A

Open the printer driver window.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 50.

B

In the Main menu, select media type.

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C

Select Roll Paper or Roll paper (Banner) from the Source list.

E

Click the Page Layout tab, and select

Reduce/Enlarge

, and then select Fit to Page or Fit to Roll Paper Width.

Note:

Roll Paper (Banner)

can be used for an application that supports banner printing.

D

Click Roll Paper Option, and then select

Normal Cut

or Off from the Auto Cut list.

Note:

If you are using an application that supports banner printing, you do not need to make

Enlarge/Reduce setting if Roll Paper

(Banner)

is selected for the Source.

F

Select the document size created using the application from the Page Size list and select the roll paper width set in the printer for the Roll Width.

You can customize the paper size by selecting User Defined.

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Paper width

Paper height

89 to 1626 mm

127 to 15000 mm

Note:

If you are using an application that supports banner printing, you do not need to set the user-defined size if you select Roll Paper

(Banner)

for the Source.

G

Select the paper size from the Output Paper list, and make sure the Optimize

Enlargement

check box is selected.

For Mac OS X

A

Open the Page Setup dialog.

See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 62.

B

Make sure your printer is selected, and select the document size created using the application.

H

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

You can also customize the paper size by selecting Manage Custom Sizes.

Paper width

Paper height

89 to 1626 mm

127 to 15240 mm

C

Input a scale to reduce or enlarge the size of your data.

D

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

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Printing with Non-Epson

Media

When using the non-Epson media, make the paper settings according to the paper characteristics before printing. There are two ways to make settings and to print.

❏ Register the custom paper in the Menu mode using the printer's control panel, and print using the registered setting.

❏ Make setting using the Paper Configuration dialog box in the printer driver.

Note:

Make sure to check the paper characteristics such

as paper tension, ink fixing, or paper thickness before setting the custom paper. See the description that comes with the paper for information on the paper characteristics.

The settings you make on the Paper

Configuration dialog box have priority over the settings you make on the printer's control panel.

You can register the custom paper or printer

settings on your computer by using EPSON LFP

Remote Panel. See the EPSON LFP Remote

Panel online help for detailed information.

If it does not print evenly on the custom paper you have registered, use unidirectional printing.

Clear the High Speed check box in the printer driver.

Setting the custom paper in the printer

You can register up to 10 custom papers. Follow the steps below.

The registered number is displayed on the control panel when using the printer.

Note:

The printer becomes in the Ready state when you press the button at any point of making the following settings. The settings you have made so far are registered as the custom settings (including unchanged settings).

A

Load the paper that you want to use.

Make sure to set the paper that is actually used.

B

Enter the Custom Paper menu.

1. Press the button to enter the Menu mode.

2. Press the / button to display PAPER

SETUP

, and then press the button.

3. Press the / button to display

CUSTOM PAPER

.

C

Select the registered number for the user setting.

You can select the number from 1 to 10.

1. Press the / button to select the number you want to register.

2. Press the button.

The settings you make from step 4 are registered in the number you have selected here.

Note:

We recommend you write down the

registered number and the settings you make from step 4.

You can change the registered number on

your computer by using EPSON LFP

Remote Panel.

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D

Select paper type, if necessary.

1. Press the / button to select PAPER

TYPE

, and then press the button.

2. Press the / button to select media type.

3. Press the button.

4. Press the button to go back to the previous menu.

E

Set the distance between the print head and the paper (Platen Gap), if necessary.

1. Press the / button to select PLATEN

GAP

, and then press the button.

2. Press the / button to select a suitable setting for the paper.

3. Press the button.

4. Press the button to go back to the previous menu.

Note:

You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper. The print quality improves when you adjust the Platen Gap properly. If the Platen Gap is too narrow when you print on the thick paper, the print head touches the paper so that the print head and the paper may be damaged.

Paper thickness

Thick paper

Normal paper

Thin paper

Platen Gap

Widest

Wider

Wide

Standard

Narrow

F

Print a paper thickness test pattern.

1. Press the / button to select

THICKNESS PATTERN

, and then press the button.

2. Press the button to print the paper thickness test printing pattern.

Example of pattern:

G

Examine the printed pattern to determine which set of lines are aligned (showing the smallest gap), and select the Thickness

Number (from 1 to 15).

1. Press the / button to select the number. In the case of the illustration above, select 4.

3. Press the button.

4. Press the button to go back to the previous menu.

H

Set the cut method, if necessary.

1. Press the / button to select CUT

METHOD

, and then press the button.

2. Press the / button to select a suitable setting for the paper.

3. Press the button.

4. Press the button to go back to the previous menu.

I

Set Paper Feed Adjustment, if necessary.

Set the paper feed amount (- 0.7 to 0.7%).

1. Press the / button to select PAPER

FEED ADJUST

, and then press the button.

2. Press the / button to set the paper feed amount.

3. Press the button.

4. Press the button to go back to the previous menu.

Note:

You can get a high-quality result if you print a sample image using EPSON LFP Remote

Panel to set the value for Paper Feed

Adjustment.

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J

Set drying time, if necessary.

You can set the ink drying time for each print head pass. The range is 0.0 to 10.0 seconds.

1. Press the / button to select DRYING

TIME

, and then press the button.

2. Press the / button to select the time in seconds.

3. Press the button.

4. Press the button to go back to the previous menu.

Customize the Items of the Printer Driver

You can save the settings or change the display items as you prefer. You can also export the settings as a file and make the same printer driver settings to multiple computers.

Note:

If the ink blurs on the paper, set a longer time for ink drying.

K

Select the paper suction, if necessary.

1. Press the / button to select PAPER

SUCTION

, and then press the button.

2. Press the / button to select a suitable setting for the paper.

3. Press the button.

4. Press the button to go back to the previous menu.

L

After registering the paper settings, press the button to exit the Menu mode.

The custom paper setting is now completed. Start printing to print on the custom paper you just set.

To use the registered custom settings, follow the steps below.

1. Press the button to enter the Menu mode.

2. Press the / button to display PAPER

SETUP

, and then press the button.

3. Press the / button to select PAPER TYPE, and then press the button.

4. Press the / button to display CUSTOM

PAPER

.

5. Press the / button to select media type, and then press the button.

Press the button to exit the Menu mode and then print the data.

Saving the printer driver settings

You can save up to 100 settings.

Saving as a favorite

You can save all the setting items of the printer driver.

A

B

Change the settings in the Main and Page

Layout menu.

Click Save/Del... in the Main or Page

Layout menu.

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C

Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save.

B

Click Custom Settings.

You can choose a setting you have registered from the Select Setting list box.

Saving as a custom media

You can save the items of the Media Settings in the Main menu.

A

Change the Media Settings items in the

Main menu.

C

Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save.

You can choose a setting you have registered from the Media Type list box.

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Menu arrangement

You can arrange the Select Settings, Media Type, and Paper Size items.

A

Click the Utility tab, and then click Menu

Arrangement

.

❏ Move the unused items into the Not Display group.

B

Select the edit item.

Note:

You cannot delete the default items.

D

Click Save.

C

In the List box, arrange the items as you prefer, or classify the items into groups.

❏ You can arrange the list items by drag-and-drop operation.

❏ To add a new group, click Add Group.

❏ To delete the group, click Delete Group.

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Exporting or Importing

You can export or import the settings you have registered as a file.

Exporting the settings

A

Open the Save or Deletes Select Settings dialog box or the Saves or deletes Custom

Media dialog box.

B

Select the setting in the List box, and click

Export

.

Importing the settings

A

Open the Save or Deletes Select Settings dialog box or the Saves or deletes Custom

Media dialog box.

B

Click Import.

C

Select the location, and enter the file name, and then click Save.

C

Select the file you want to import, and then click Open.

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Exporting or importing all settings

You can export or import the all of the printer driver settings as a file.

A

Click the Utility tab, and then click Export or Import.

Changing the Black Ink

Both Photo and Matte Black ink are installed in this printer.

Photo Black ink can be used for most media types with professional quality results. Matte Black ink significantly increases black optical density when printing on matte and fine art type papers.

These black inks are switched automatically according to the media type.

See the following section for the suitable black ink for the media type.

“Paper Information” on page 110

Follow the steps below to select the black ink when the media type supports both Photo and

Matte Black ink.

B

Click Export or Import.

C

To export the setting, enter the file name and then click Save. To import the setting, select the file you want to import and then click Open.

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A

Open the Main menu (Windows) or the

Print Settings dialog (Mac OS X).

B

Select the paper from the Media Type, and then select the black ink.

The black ink is displayed according to the media type.

C

Check the other settings, and then start printing.

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Options and

Consumable

Products

Ink cartridges

Note:

The product number varies by country.

Consumable Products

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The following consumable products are available for use with your printer (as of May, 2007).

Epson special media

See the following section for more detailed information on Epson special media.

“Paper Information” on page 110

For the latest information on the media, see the

Epson Web site.

Ink color

Photo Black

Cyan

Vivid Magenta

Yellow

Light Cyan

Vivid Light

Magenta

Light Black

Matte Black

Light Light Black

Product code

Stylus Pro

11880

T591100

Stylus Pro

11880C

T592180

T591200

T591300

T591400

T591500

T591600

T592280

T592380

T592480

T592580

T592680

T591700

T591800

T591900

T592780

T592880

T592980

The printer driver provided with this printer is color adjusted for genuine ink cartridges. If you use non-genuine cartridges, the print may be faint, or the end of the ink may not be detected normally.

See the following section to replace the ink cartridge.

“Replacing ink cartridges” on page 125

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Options

Maintenance tank

Name

Maintenance Tank

Product code

C12C890191

See the following section to replace the maintenance tank.

127

“Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page

Paper cutter

Name

Auto Cutter Spare Blade

Product code

C12C815291

See the following section to replace the paper cutter.

“Replacing the Cutter” on page 128

Roll paper belt

Name

Roll Paper Belt

Product code

C12C890121

Paper basket

Name

Paper Basket

Product code

C12C890401

See the following section to use the paper basket.

“Using the paper basket” on page 46

Roll paper spindle

Name

2/3 Inch Dual Tension Roll

Feed Spindle

Product code

C12C811231

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Paper Information

Paper Information

Epson offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs.

Item

Media name

Recommended application

Size

Thickness

Core diameter

Spindle tension

Borderless

ICC profile

Media type of the printer driver

Auto Cut

Explanation

Describes the media name.

Describes the recommended application for the media.

Describes the paper size for cut sheet media and the width for roll paper.

Describes the thickness of each media.

Describes the core diameter of the roll paper.

Describes the spindle tension.

Normal: Normal tension mode

High: High tension mode

Describes whether borderless printing is available.

Recommended: The recommended paper for borderless printing.

Possible: Borderless printing is possible.*

Impossible: Borderless printing is not supported.

* You can print without margins on paper; however, it may deteriorate print quality, or may produce unwanted margins due to paper expansion or shrinkage. Also, some ordinary paper products cannot be used for borderless printing.

Describes the ICC profile of the media type. It is shown as the profile name in the printer driver or the application. The file name of the profile is used as the profile name in the printer driver or the application. Each profile is provided for the paper products for which both Photo Black ink and Matte Black ink can be used.

Describes the Media Type of the printer driver. Be sure to match the media type you set in the printer driver and the paper loaded in the printer; otherwise, the print quality may decline.

Describes whether Auto Cut is supported.

Y: Auto Cut is supported.

N: Auto Cut is not supported. Use a cutter sold at a store to cut the paper.

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Roll paper

Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)

Recommended application

Photograph / Contact Proof

Size Borderless Thickness

406 mm

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1524 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PGPP250

Bi-D.icc

16"

24"

36"

44"

60"

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PGPP250

Uni-D.icc

Recommended 0.27 mm

Impossible

Matte Black

Photo Paper

Core diameter

3"

Media type of the printer driver

Premium

Glossy Photo

Paper (250)

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

Y

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)

Recommended application

Photograph / Contact Proof

Size Borderless Thickness

406 mm

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1524 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PSPP250

Bi-D.icc

16"

24"

36"

44"

60"

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PSPP250

Uni-D.icc

Recommended 0.27 mm

Impossible

Matte Black

Photo Paper

Core diameter

3"

Media type of the printer driver

Premium

Semigloss

Photo Paper

(250)

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

Y

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Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)

Recommended application

Size

Photograph

Borderless

406 mm

508 mm

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1524 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PLPP260

Bi-D.icc

16"

20"

24"

36"

44"

60"

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PLPP260

Uni-D.icc

Thickness

Recommended 0.27 mm

Impossible

Recommended

Impossible

Matte Black

Photo Paper

Core diameter

3"

Media type of the printer driver

Premium

Luster Photo

Paper (260)

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

Y

Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170)

Recommended application

Size

Photograph / Contact Proof

Borderless Thickness

420 mm (A2)

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1524 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PGPP170

Bi-D.icc

24"

36"

44"

60"

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PGPP170

Uni-D.icc

Impossible

Recommended

Impossible

Matte Black

0.18 mm

Photo Paper

Core diameter

2"

Media type of the printer driver

Premium

Glossy Photo

Paper (170)

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

Y

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Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170)

Recommended application

Size

Photograph / Contact Proof

Borderless Thickness

420 mm (A2)

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1524 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PSPP170

Bi-D.icc

24"

36"

44"

60"

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PSPP170

Uni-D.icc

Impossible

Recommended

Impossible

Matte Black

0.18 mm

Photo Paper

Core diameter

2"

Media type of the printer driver

Premium

Semigloss

Photo Paper

(170)

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

Y

Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte

Recommended application

Size

Contact Proof

Borderless Thickness Core diameter

3" 432 mm

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1524 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

Proof_WS_Bi-D.

icc

17"

24"

36"

44"

60"

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

Proof_WS_Uni-

D.icc

Possible

Recommended

Matte Black

0.25 mm

Media type of the printer driver

Proofing

Paper

Epson

Proofing

Paper White

Semimatte

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

Y

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Epson Proofing Paper Publication

Recommended application

Size

Contact Proof

Borderless

432 mm

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

Proof_Pub_Bi-

D.icc

17"

24"

36"

44"

Possible

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

Proof_Pub_Uni

-D.icc

Matte Black

Thickness

0.2 mm

Core diameter

3"

Spindle tension

Normal

Media type of the printer driver

Proofing

Paper

Epson

Proofing

Paper

Publication

Auto Cut

Y

Doubleweight Matte Paper

Recommended application

Size

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1626 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

24"

36"

44"

64"

Indoor Signage / Photograph / Proof

Borderless

Recommended

Impossible

Matte Black

Pro118800

DWMP.icc

Thickness

0.21 mm

Core diameter

2"

Media type of the printer driver

Matte Paper Doubleweight

Matte Paper

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

Y

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Enhanced Matte Paper

Recommended application

Size

432 mm

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

1626 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 EMP_PK.icc

17"

24"

36"

44"

64"

Indoor Signage / Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction / Proof

Borderless

Possible

Impossible

Thickness

0.25 mm

Core diameter

3"

Spindle tension

Normal

Matte Black

Pro118800

EMP_MK.icc

Media type of the printer driver

Matte Paper Enhanced

Matte Paper

Auto Cut

Y

Watercolor Paper - Radiant White

Recommended application

Size

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless Thickness Core diameter

Possible 0.29 mm 3" 610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

24"

36"

44"

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 WCRW_PK.icc

Matte Black

Pro118800

WCRW_MK.icc

Media type of the printer driver

Fine Art Paper Watercolor

Paper -

Radiant White

Spindle tension

High

Auto Cut

Y

UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper

Recommended application

Size

432 mm

610 mm

1118 mm

1524 mm

17"

24"

44"

60"

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 USFAP_PK.icc

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless

Possible

Matte Black

Pro118800

USFAP_MK.icc

Thickness

0.32 mm

Core diameter

3"

Media type of the printer driver

Fine Art Paper UltraSmooth

Fine Art Paper

Spindle tension

High

Auto Cut

Y

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Textured Fine Art Paper

Recommended application

Size

432 mm

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 TFAP_PK.icc

17"

24"

36"

44"

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless Thickness Core diameter

Possible 0.37 mm 3"

Matte Black

Pro118800

TFAP_MK.icc

Media type of the printer driver

Fine Art Paper Textured Fine

Art Paper

Spindle tension

High

Auto Cut

Y

Canvas

Recommended application

Size

610 mm

914 mm

1118 mm

ICC profile

24"

36"

44"

Photo Black

Pro11880 Canvas_PK.icc

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless

Possible

Matte Black

Pro118800

Canvas_MK.icc

Thickness

0.46 mm

Core diameter

2"

Media type of the printer driver

Fine Art Paper Canvas

Spindle tension

Normal

Auto Cut

N

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Cut sheet

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

Recommended application

Size

Super A3/B

A2

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PGPP_Bi-D.icc

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PGPP_Uni-D.icc

Photograph / Contact Proof

Borderless Thickness

Recommended 0.27 mm

Impossible

Media type of the printer driver

Matte Black

Photo Paper Premium

Glossy Photo

Paper

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper

Recommended application

Size

Super A3/B

A2

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PSPP_Bi-D.icc

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PSPP_Uni-D.icc

Photograph / Contact Proof

Borderless Thickness

Recommended 0.27 mm

Impossible

Matte Black

Media type of the printer driver

Photo Paper Premium

Semigloss

Photo Paper

Premium Luster Photo Paper

Recommended application

Size

Super A3/B

A2

ICC profile

Photo Black

High Speed

Enabled

Pro11880

PLPP_Bi-D.icc

High Speed

Disabled

Pro11880

PLPP_Uni-D.icc

Photograph

Borderless Thickness

Recommended 0.27 mm

Matte Black

Media type of the printer driver

Photo Paper Premium Luster

Photo Paper

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Archival Matte Paper

Recommended application

Size

Super A3/B

A2

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 ARMP_PK.icc

UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper

Recommended application

Size

Super A3

A2

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 USFAP_PK.icc

Indoor Signage / Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

/ Proof

Borderless Thickness

Possible

Impossible

0.26 mm

Matte Black

Pro118800

ARMP_MK.icc

Media type of the printer driver

Matte Paper Archival Matte

Paper

Watercolor Paper - Radiant White

Recommended application

Size

Super A3/B

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 WCRW_PK.icc

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless Thickness

Possible 0.29 mm

Media type of the printer driver

Matte Black

Pro118800

WCRW_MK.icc

Fine Art Paper Watercolor

Paper -

Radiant White

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless Thickness

Possible

Impossible

Matte Black

Pro118800

USFAP_MK.icc

0.46 mm

Media type of the printer driver

Fine Art Paper UltraSmooth

Fine Art Paper

Velvet Fine Art Paper

Recommended application

Size

Super A3/B

A2

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 VFAP_PK.icc

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless Thickness

Possible

Impossible

Matte Black

Pro118800

VFAP_MK.icc

0.48 mm

Media type of the printer driver

Fine Art Paper Velvet Fine Art

Paper

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Textured Fine Art Paper

Recommended application

Size

24"

× 30"

36"

× 44"

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 TFAP_PK.icc

Enhanced Matte Posterboard

Recommended application

Size

24"

× 30"

30"

× 40"

ICC profile

Photo Black

Pro11880 EMPB_PK.icc

Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction

Borderless Thickness

Possible 0.69 mm

Matte Black

Pro118800

TFAP_MK.icc

Media type of the printer driver

Fine Art Paper Textured Fine

Art Paper

Indoor Signage / Fine Art Reproduction / Proof

Borderless Thickness

Possible

Impossible

1.3 mm

Matte Black

Pro118800

EMPB_MK.icc

Media type of the printer driver

Others Enhanced

Matte Poster

Board

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Maintenance

Daily Maintenance

Instructions for placing the printer

Observe the following when setting up the printer:

❏ Choose a flat and stable location that can support the printer weight (about 150.5 kg).

❏ Use only an outlet that meets the power requirements of this printer.

❏ Leave enough room for easy operation, maintenance, and ventilation.

See "Choosing a Place for a Printer" in the

Unpacking and Setup Guide.

❏ Operate the printer under the following conditions (temperature is 10 to 35°C and humidity is 20 to 80%).

Even when the conditions above are met, you may not print properly if the environmental conditions are not proper for the paper. Be sure to use the printer where the paper conditions are met. See the handling instructions of the paper for more detailed information. Keep the printer away from drying, direct sunlight, or heat sources to maintain the appropriate humidity.

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Notes for when you are not using the printer

The print head nozzles are very small, thus, they can become clogged easily if dust gets on the print head. To avoid this, close the roll paper cover or the front cover when you are not using the printer. If you are not using the printer for a long time, put a non-static cloth on the printer to avoid getting dust on the printer.

Instructions for using paper

Notes for handling paper

See the instructions below and the handling instructions of the paper for more details.

❏ Use Epson special media under the following conditions (temperature is 15 to 25°C and humidity is 40 to 60%).

❏ Do not bend the paper or scratch on the surface of the paper.

❏ Keep fingers off the printable surface of the media, as fingerprints may reduce the print quality.

❏ Set the roll paper by handling the edges of the roll paper. Whenever possible, use gloves to handle media.

❏ The paper may bend if the temperature and humidity will change rapidly. Be careful not to bend or soil the paper, and flatten it before setting it in the printer.

❏ Do not lose the paper package so you can use it for storing the paper.

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Notes for after printing

See the instructions below for after printing.

❏ Do not touch the surface of the print; otherwise, the ink may smudge.

❏ Do not rub or scratch the print; otherwise, the ink may come off.

❏ Be careful not to bend or pile paper on top of another, and dry it completely. The color may be changed where the paper is piled. If you leave paper lying on top of another, the scratches may stay on the paper even after the paper dries.

❏ If you put the prints on the album before they dry, they may be blurred. After you print, be sure to dry the paper completely.

❏ Do not use a dryer for drying the print.

❏ Avoid direct sunlight.

❏ See the instructions of the paper for keeping the color from fading. The print can keep the color for a long time if you store it properly.

Notes for storing the paper

See the instructions below and the handling instructions of the paper for more details.

❏ Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive heat, or moisture.

❏ Keep the paper in the package, and keep it on a flat place.

❏ Remove the roll paper that is not in use from the spindle. Roll it properly and then store it in the original package of the roll paper. If you leave the roll paper in the printer, its quality will deteriorate.

❏ Do not wet the paper.

❏ Store prints in a dark place to avoid direct sunlight, excessive heat, and moisture to keep the printed color.

Note:

Typically, prints and photos fade over time (change color) due to the effects of light and various constituents in the air. This also applies to Epson special media. However, with the correct storage method, the degree of color change can be kept to the minimum.

See the instructions of the Epson special media

for detailed information on handling the paper after printing.

The colors of photos, posters, and other prints

appear differently under different lighting conditions (light sources*). The colors of prints from this printer may also appear differently under different light sources.

* Light sources include sunlight, fluorescent light, incandescent light and other types.

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Replacing Ink

Cartridges

Mac OS X

Note:

When you replace the ink cartridges while the printer is turned off, the remaining ink cannot be detected correctly so the ink may become unusable before the

Ink Check light comes on and you cannot print correctly. Follow the steps below to replace an ink cartridge.

When ink needs to be replaced/When ink gets low

When the Ink Check light is flashing, this indicates that the ink level is low. If EPSON Status

Monitor is installed, a message appears on the computer’s display that tells you the ink is low. If the ink is low, you need to replace the ink cartridge as soon as possible. You cannot continue to print even if only one of the ink cartridges is expended. If an ink cartridge runs out while printing, replace it with a new one so the printer can continue to print.

Windows

Click How to to see the instructions on replacing an ink cartridge.

Confirming the ink cartridge remaining

Using the printer’s control panel

The remaining ink in the cartridges is always displayed on the LCD panel.

See “Display” on page 13.

You can check the accurate amount of ink remaining in the Printer Status menu. You need to check the amount of ink remaining before printing a lot of data. If there is a low ink cartridge, prepare a new one.

See “Using the Menu mode” on page 15.

See “PRINTER STATUS” on page 22.

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Using the printer driver

You can check the amount of ink remaining on your computer by using EPSON Status Monitor.

For Windows

Open the printer driver window, and click the

Utility

tab, and then click EPSON Status

Monitor 3

.

Note:

In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the

Shortcut Icon

check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar. Right-click the shortcut icon, and select the printer name to display the EPSON

Status Monitor 3 dialog box.

See “Viewing information in Monitoring

Preferences” on page 58.

For Mac OS X

Open the EPSON Printer Utility2 dialog, and then click EPSON StatusMonitor.

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About ink cartridges

Be sure to use the following ink cartridges with this printer.

Slot

No.

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

#9

#1

#2

Ink color

Vivid Light

Magenta

Light Light

Black

Matte Black

Light Black

Light Cyan

Cyan

Vivid

Magenta

Photo Black

Yellow

Product code

Stylus

Pro

11880

T591600

Product code

Stylus Pro

11880C

T592680

T591900 T592980

T591800

T591700

T591500

T591200

T591300

T592880

T592780

T592580

T592280

T592380

T591100

T591400

T592180

T592480

Note:

A protection system is provided to prevent improper cartridge insertion. If you cannot insert the ink cartridge smoothly, the type of cartridge may be incorrect. Check the package and product code.

Notes for handling the ink cartridges

❏ When INK LOW appears on the LCD panel, replace the cartridges with a new one as soon as possible to avoid ink to being expended while printing.

❏ Use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for best results.

❏ Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton. If you use an ink cartridge beyond the expiry date, it may affect the print quality.

❏ Store ink cartridges under the same condition as the printer.

❏ Do not touch the ink supply port or its surrounding area. The ink may leak from it.

❏ Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the ink cartridge. Doing so may affect normal operation and printing.

❏ Because the green IC chip has the cartridge’s own information and the ink remaining information, you can still use the ink cartridge after pulling out the ink cartridge from the printer.

❏ Do not add ink to the cartridge. The green IC chip remembers the ink remaining so that you cannot change the amount of ink remaining.

❏ Do not drop or knock it against hard objects; otherwise, the ink may leak.

❏ The ink is used not only for printing but also for print head cleaning.

Notes for replacing the ink cartridges

❏ If you move the ink cartridge from the cold place to warm place, condensation may occur.

Leave it at room temperature for more than four hours before using the ink cartridge.

❏ Shake an ink cartridge horizontally well

(about 5 seconds) before installing it for best results.

❏ Do not leave the printer without ink cartridges installed. The print head nozzles may dry and you may not be able to print.

❏ Install an ink cartridges into each slot. You cannot print if any of the slots are empty.

❏ Make sure that the printer is turned on when you replace an ink cartridge. If the printer is turned off while changing the ink cartridge, the amount of ink remaining is not detected correctly so you cannot print properly.

❏ Do not turn off the printer while replacing the ink cartridges. The ink does not fill up correctly or the print head nozzles may dry out.

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❏ If you reinstall a used ink cartridge, prepare a new one also. You may need to replace it with a new one if there is not much ink left for ink charging.

❏ If you repeat the ink cartridge replacement or perform head cleaning within a short period of time, the maintenance tank may soon become full. If there is not enough free space, prepare a new maintenance tank.

❏ Be careful as there is ink around the ink system port on the used ink cartridge.

Notes for storing the ink cartridges

❏ Store ink cartridges under the same condition as the printer (temperature is 10 to 35°C and humidity is 20 to 80%).

❏ Ink cartridges that are removed before ink end is detected can be reinstalled in the printer and used again if the expiry date printed on the ink cartridge packaging has not passed.

❏ Avoid getting dirt on the ink system port and store the ink cartridge properly. You do not need to put the ink cartridge in the package.

The ink system port has a valve in it so you do not need to put a cap on it; however, be careful not to tamper with the ink system port.

Replacing ink cartridges

A

B

Make sure the printer is on.

Press the ink cover open button to unlock the ink compartment cover.

The lights start flashing and then the cover is slightly opened.

The ink cover open button of the left ink compartment is located on the left side.

C

Open the ink compartment cover by hand fully.

Note:

Do not open the cover until the light starts flashing and the cover is unlocked.

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D

Push the expended cartridge so the cartridge is slightly pushed out.

E

Carefully pull the expended cartridge straight out of the slot.

c

Caution:

Do not touch the green chip on the

side of the cartridge. Doing so may prevent normal operation and printing.

Do not touch the black parts on

either side of the inside of the printer.

G

Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark facing up and pointing to the rear of the printer, and then insert it into the slot as far as it will go until it clicks.

Match the ink cartridge color with the color label on the back side of the ink compartment cover.

w

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.

F

Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct color, and remove it from the package. Shake the ink cartridge well before installing it for best results.

Note:

Be sure to install all nine ink cartridges. You cannot print if any of the ink cartridges is not installed.

H

Close the ink compartment cover.

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Replacing the

Maintenance Tank

The maintenance tank absorbs ink discharged when cleaning the print head. There are three maintenance tanks placed on the left, right, and center of the rear of the printer. If the maintenance tank icon indicates that the maintenance tank is full or near full on the LCD panel, replace the maintenance tank with a new one.

Replacing the maintenance tank

The following is a genuine maintenance tank.

Name

Maintenance tank

Product code

C12C890191

Confirming the free space of the maintenance tank

Using the printer’s control panel

The free space of the maintenance tank is always displayed on the LCD panel.

See “Display” on page 13.

You can check the free space in the Printer Status menu. You need to check it before printing a lot of data. If the maintenance tank is nearly full, prepare a new one.

See “Using the Menu mode” on page 15.

See “PRINTER STATUS” on page 22.

Using the printer driver

You can check the free space of the maintenance tank on your computer by using EPSON Status

Monitor. The instructions are the same as confirming the ink cartridge remaining.

See “Using the printer driver” on page 123.

c

Caution:

Do not replace the maintenance tank while printing data.

A

B

C

Turn off the printer.

Take a new maintenance tank out of the package.

Put your hand on the handle of the maintenance tank, then gently pull it straight out.

D

Put the used maintenance tank in the plastic bag provided with the replacement cartridge, and dispose of it properly.

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E

Insert the new maintenance tank into place as far as it will go.

Replacing the Cutter

When the paper cutter does not cut cleanly, it may be blunt and require replacement. The following is a genuine paper cutter.

Name

Auto Cutter Spare

Blade

Product code

C12C815291 c

Caution:

Do not touch the green chip on the side of the maintenance tank. Doing so may prevent normal operation.

c

Caution:

Replace the cutter quickly. Leaving the print

head in the cutter replacement position causes it to become clogged.

Take care not to damage the cutter blade.

Dropping it or knocking it against hard objects may chip the blade.

A

B

Make sure the printer is on.

Press the button to enter the Menu mode.

C

Press the / button to select

MAINTENANCE

, and then press the button.

D

Press the / button to select CUTTER

REPLACEMENT

, and then press the button.

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E

Press the button.

The paper cutter holder stops at the replacement position. OPEN FRONT COVER

TO SEE CUTTER REPLACEMENT LABEL appears on the LCD panel.

c

Caution:

The cutter holder incorporates a

spring. Pushing strongly on the side pin of the cutter holder or releasing it suddenly may cause the cutter to pop out. Also, if you push it in too far, the blade of the cutter may damage the inside of the printer.

Do not touch the black parts on the

either side of the inside of the printer.

Be careful not to touch the cables

around the print head; otherwise, the printer may be damaged.

F

Open the front cover.

G

Push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the right to open the casing.

H

Slowly take your finger off the side pin, and carefully remove the old cutter from the printer.

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Warning:

Take care not to hurt yourself with the blade of the cutter. Do not let children touch the blade.

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Note:

Put the used cutter in a bag or the like, and dispose of it in accordance with local regulations.

I

Take the new paper cutter out of the package and insert it as shown.

Fully insert the cutter in alignment with the guide. Attach it properly so that the spring incorporated in the cutter holder does not pop out.

K

Close the front cover.

The cutter holder moves to the home (far right) position.

Note:

Depending on the environment, the print head nozzles may dry and clog while replacing the cutter. After replacing the cutter, print a nozzle check pattern to confirm the nozzles are not clogged.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

J

Push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the left to close the casing.

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Adjusting the Print Head

You may need to adjust the print head if white lines appear in your printed data or if you notice the print quality has declined. You can perform the following printer maintenance functions for maintaining the print head in consistently good condition to ensure the best print quality.

Manual cleaning function

You can perform cleaning manually according to the print quality.

Functions Printer driver

EPSON LFP

Remote

Panel

Printer Explanation

Nozzle check

Head cleaning

Power cleaning

Checks the print head nozzles for clogging by printing a nozzle check pattern.

Cleans the print head to improve the print quality.

Cleans the print head more effectively than normal head cleaning.

Auto cleaning function (Auto maintenance function)

Function

AUTO NOZZLE CHECK

Self-cleaning

Capping

Explanation

The printer performs a nozzle check and if there are missing dots, it performs cleaning automatically.

Avoids drying and clogging of the print head nozzles. It starts when you turn the printer on or start printing.

Put a cap on the print head to keep it from drying.

Print head alignment function

Functions Printer driver

Print head alignment

EPSON LFP

Remote

Panel

Printer

Explanation

Aligns the print head when misaligned lines appear on the printed data.

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Nozzle check

This function checks the print head

*1

nozzles

*2

for clogging by printing a nozzle check pattern.

Perform head cleaning if you find that the nozzle check pattern is unexpectedly faint or has missing dots in the nozzle check pattern.

By using the AUTO NOZZLE CHECK function, the printer performs a nozzle check without printing a pattern and if there are missing dots, it performs cleaning automatically.

*1 Print head: The part that prints by spraying ink onto the paper.

*2 Nozzle: A minute hole for spraying ink. It is positioned where it cannot be seen from the outside.

You can perform nozzle check from:

❏ Printer driver

❏ Printer’s control panel

Checking the print head nozzles using the printer driver

This section explains how to check the print head nozzle using the Window printer driver.

Use EPSON Printer Utility2 for Mac OS X.

See “Accessing EPSON Printer Utility2” on page 66.

A

Make sure that roll paper or A4/Letter size or larger is loaded in the printer.

Select the correct paper source according to the paper.

B

C

Open the Utility menu of the printer driver.

Click Nozzle Check.

Note:

You cannot perform a nozzle check when the Ink

Check light is on.

D

Click Print.

The nozzle check pattern is printed.

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E

Check if there are missing dots on the nozzle check pattern.

If there are no missing dots, click Finish.

If there are missing dots, click Clean.

D

Press the / button to display NOZZLE

CHECK

, and then press the button.

E

Press the button to start printing a nozzle check pattern.

After printing a nozzle check pattern, make sure that the nozzle check pattern printing is complete before starting to print your data or cleaning the print head.

Checking the print head nozzles using the printer’s control panel

A

Make sure that roll paper or A4/Letter size or larger is loaded in the printer.

Select the correct paper source according to the paper.

B

Press the button to enter the Menu mode.

F

Good

Check the nozzle check pattern.

Bad

There are no missing dots so the nozzles are not clogged.

There are missing dots so the nozzles are clogged. Perform head cleaning.

“Head cleaning” on page 134

C

Press the / button to display TEST

PRINT

, and then press the button.

Note:

If the nozzles are still clogged after cleaning the

print head a few times, perform power cleaning.

See “Power cleaning” on page 136.

If the nozzles are still clogged after performing

the power cleaning, turn off the printer and leave it overnight or longer, so that the ink may dissolve.

If the nozzles are still clogged, contact your

Epson dealer.

If CLEANING ERROR appears on the LCD panel,

see the following section to solve the problem.

149

“Error Messages on the LCD Panel” on page

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Head cleaning

If you find that the printed data is unexpectedly faint or dots in the printed data are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by using the

Head Cleaning utility to clean the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can perform head cleaning from:

❏ Printer driver

❏ Printer’s control panel

Cleaning the print head using the printer driver

This section explains how to clean the print head using the Window printer driver.

Use EPSON Printer Utility2 for Mac OS X.

See “Accessing EPSON Printer Utility2” on page 66.

A

B

Open the Utility menu of the printer driver.

Click Head Cleaning.

Note:

The cleaning process consumes ink of all ink

cartridges at the same time. Even if you are using only black inks, the head cleaning also consumes color inks.

You do not need to perform head cleaning unless

the printed data is blurred or the color of the image is not good.

When PRINT SIZE CHECK is OFF, head cleaning

cannot be performed if thick paper is set in the printer.

After cleaning the print head, print a nozzle

check pattern to check if it is printed correctly.

When the Ink Check light is flashing or on, you

cannot clean the print head. Replace the ink cartridge with a new one first. (If the ink enough remains for the head cleaning, you may perform head cleaning using the printer’s control panel.)

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 122.

C

Click Start.

The head cleaning starts and it takes about

2 to 12 minutes.

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D

Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the

Head Cleaning dialog box.

Confirm the nozzle check pattern.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

Cleaning the print head using the printer’s control panel

A

Press and hold the button for 3 seconds.

The Power light starts flashing and the head cleaning is started. When the Power light is on, the head cleaning is complete.

B

Print a nozzle check pattern, and check the result.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

Note:

If the nozzles are still clogged after

cleaning the print head a few times, perform power cleaning.

See “Power cleaning” on page 136.

If the nozzles are still clogged after

performing the power cleaning, turn off the printer and leave it overnight or longer, so that the ink may dissolve.

If the nozzles are still clogged, contact your Epson dealer.

If the CLEANING ERROR appears on the

LCD panel, see the following section to solve the problem.

“Error Messages on the LCD Panel” on page 149

You can perform the cleaning for only the

specified nozzles when you select CLEAN

EACH COLOR

in the Maintenance menu.

“MAINTENANCE” on page 22

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Power cleaning

If the nozzles are still clogged after performing head cleaning a few times, perform power cleaning.

You can perform power cleaning using:

❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel

❏ Printer’s control panel

Power cleaning using EPSON LFP

Remote Panel

A

Click Power Cleaning in the EPSON LFP

Remote Panel dialog box.

Power cleaning using printer’s control panel

A

B

C

D

Press the button to enter the Menu mode.

Press the / button to display

MAINTENANCE

, and then press the button.

Press the / button to select POWER

CLEANING , and then press the button.

Press the button to execute power cleaning.

PLEASE WAIT

appears on the LCD panel. It takes about 3 minutes to complete power cleaning.

E

Print a nozzle check pattern to see if there are any missing dots.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

B

Select the printer, and then click Power

Head Cleaning

.

Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Automatic maintenance function

This printer has a self-cleaning function and capping function for maintaining the print head in consistently good condition to ensure the best print quality.

AUTO NOZZLE CHECK function

By using the AUTO NOZZLE CHECK function, the printer performs a nozzle check without printing a pattern and if there are missing dots, it performs cleaning automatically.

Self-cleaning function

Self-cleaning is a function for cleaning the print head automatically to prevent the nozzles getting clogged. It is performed periodically, for example when you turn the printer on (during warming up). A minute quantity of ink is drawn from each ink cartridge to prevent the nozzle drying out.

Even if you press the button during self-cleaning, the power is not turned off until cleaning finishes. Do not pull out the power plug of the printer during cleaning.

The self-cleaning function is not available when

AUTO NOZZLE CHECK

is OFF.

Capping function

Capping is a function for automatically covering the print head with a cap (lid) to prevent the print head from drying out. Capping is performed in the following situations.

❏ When several seconds have elapsed after printing finishes (that is there is no print data sent)

❏ When printing is stopped

Take care of the following points to ensure that the print head is capped properly.

❏ If the print head is not positioned on the right side (it is not capped), turn the printer on, then off again. By turning the printer off with the button, the head is capped properly.

❏ If you turn the power off when a paper jam or error occurs and the print head is not capped, turn the printer on again. Shortly, the print head is capped automatically. Check that it is properly capped, then turn the printer off.

❏ Do not move the print head manually under any circumstances.

❏ Do not remove the power plug of the printer when the power is on, or cut the power at the breaker. The head may not be capped properly.

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Print head alignment

To prevent deterioration of print quality caused by misalignment of the print head, align the print head before you start printing your data.

You can perform print head alignment using:

❏ printer driver

❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel

❏ printer’s control panel

Usually perform print head alignment using the printer driver. If the print quality does not improve, use EPSON LFP Remote Panel. If you do not have a computer or software, use the printer’s control panel.

Aligning the print head using

EPSON LFP Remote Panel

A

Make sure that Epson special roll paper or one sheet of A4/Letter size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.

B

Select Media Adjustment in the EPSON

LFP Remote Panel main dialog box.

Note:

Align the print head for the paper width loaded in the printer. Use the Epson special media (except plain paper) which paper width is the same as the paper that you actually use for printing.

Aligning the print head using the printer driver

A

Make sure that Epson special roll paper or one sheet of A4/Letter size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.

B

C

Open the Utility menu of the printer driver.

Click Print Head Alignment.

Follow the on-screen instructions to align the print heads.

C

Click Bidirectional Alignment or

Unidirectional Alignment

.

Follow the on-screen instructions to align the print heads.

Note:

Select Bidirectional Alignment when the print speed is more important than the print quality. Select

Unidirectional Alignment

when the print quality is more important than the print speed.

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Aligning the print head using the control panel

Select AUTO to correct any head misalignment automatically to obtain optimum printing results.

If you select MANUAL, you need to check the pattern and enter the value for alignment.

Note:

You cannot use Plain Paper for automatic alignment.

Setting the paper type and paper thickness

First, set the paper type and paper thickness of the paper that is loaded in the printer.

A

Make sure that Epson special roll paper or one sheet of A4/Letter size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.

Make sure to set the paper correctly according to the paper.

D

E

F

B

C

Press the button to enter the Menu mode.

Press the / button to select HEAD

ALIGNMENT , and then press the button.

Press the / button to select PAPER

THICKNESS

, and then press the button.

Press the / button to select SELECT

PAPER TYPE

, and then press the button.

Press the / button to select the paper type you set in the printer, and press the button to select the paper. Then press the

button.

G

H

Press the button twice.

Press the / button to select SELECT

PAPER THICKNESS

, and then press the button.

I

Press the / button to select a paper thickness value between 0.1 and 1.5 mm, and then press the button.

See the following for the paper thickness.

“Paper Information” on page 110

To align the print head, see either of the following section.

“Aligning the print head automatically” on page 139

“Aligning the print head manually” on page 140

Aligning the print head automatically

A

B

C

D

Press the / button to select HEAD

ALIGNMENT

, and then press the button.

Press the / button to select

ALIGNMENT

, and then press the button.

Select AUTO, and press the button.

Press the / button to select BI-D

2-COLOR

, and then press the button to print the pattern.

The adjustment pattern for output is read by the sensor and the optimum adjustment value is registered automatically in the printer.

If you are not satisfied with the result of this alignment, press the button to return to the previous level, and then select BI-D

ALL

.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the

BI-D ALL alignment, try UNI-D.

You can also align the print head individually by selecting BI-D #1, BI-D #2,

BI-D #3

, or BI-D #4. Select an ink dot size from BI-D #1 to BI-D #4 depending on the media you use and the print mode you want to try.

See “Ink dot size” on page 142.

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Aligning the print head manually

Because there is a distance between the print head and paper, the misalignment may occur by the humidity or temperature or moving the print head bidirectionally. In this case, try UNI-D first, and then BI-D 2-COLOR. If you want to perform a highly accurate adjustment, try BI-D ALL.

G

Press the button, and then press the

/ button to select BI-D 2-COLOR.

Then press the button.

H

Check the pattern and select the set number that has the smallest gaps.

Alignment

UNI-D

BI-D

2-COLOR

Bi-D ALL

Explanation

Use all ink colors except black colors to align the print head unidirectionally.

Use Light Cyan and Vivid Light

Magenta ink color to align the print head bidirectionally.

Use all ink colors to align the print head bidirectionally.

A

B

C

Press the / button to select

ALIGNMENT

, and then press the button.

Press the / button to select MANUAL, and then press the button.

Press the / button to select UNI-D, and then press the button to print the pattern.

I

When BI-D 2-COLOR #1LC appears on the

LCD panel, press the / button to select the number, and then press the button.

J

Set the number for #1 to #4.

If you are not satisfied with the result of this alignment, see the next section to try BI-D

ALL.

After you set the patterns, press the button to return to the READY state.

Note:

When you print the pattern on a cut sheet media such as A3, you need to prepare several sheets. When the first page is printed, set the next paper.

D

Check the pattern and select the set number that has the smallest gaps.

E

When UNI-D #1C appears on the LCD panel, press the / button to select the number, and then press the button.

F

Set the number for #1 to #4.

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Bi-D ALL alignment

A

Press the / button to select BI-D ALL, and then press the button to print a pattern.

Note:

When you print the pattern on a cut sheet media such as A3, you need to prepare several sheets. When the first page is printed, set the next paper.

B

Check the pattern and select the set number that has the smallest gaps.

Color

PK, MK, LK

C, VM, Y, LC,

VLM, LLK

Description

Select the number that has the smallest gap on the line.

Select the number that has the smallest gap on the line and square.

C

When BI-D ALL #1PK appears on the LCD panel, press the / button to select the number, and then press the button.

D

Set the number for #1 to #4.

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Ink dot size

Select an ink dot size from BI-D #1 to BI-D #4 depending on the media you use and the print mode you want to try. The table below illustrates which parameter is available for the media type and print quality.

If you are not sure of the media type and print quality, check all numbers from BI-D #1 to BI-D #4.

EPSON Stylus Pro 11880/11880C for Windows:

Media Type

Premium Luster Photo Paper

(260)

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

(250)

Premium Semigloss Photo

Paper (250)

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

(170)

Premium Semigloss Photo

Paper (170)

Epson Proofing Paper White

Semimatte

Epson Proofing Paper

Publication

Archival Matte Paper

Enhanced Matte Poster

Board

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

Premium Semigloss Photo

Paper

Premium Luster Photo Paper

Velvet Fine Art Paper

Watercolor Paper - Radiant

White

Textured Fine Art Paper

UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper

Canvas

Doubleweight Matte Paper

Enhanced Matte Paper

Plain Paper

-

#2

#1

#2

#1

Print Quality

Speed Quality

#3

Max

Quality

#4

Quality Options (LEVEL)

1

#2

2

#2

3

#3

#3

#1

#3

#1 -

#4

#3

#4

-

#1

#1

#1

-

#1

#2

#1

#3

#1

#3

#1

4

#3

#3

#3

#3

#1

5

#4

#4

-

#3

#4

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EPSON Stylus Pro 11880/11880C for Mac OS X:

Media Type

Premium Luster Photo

Paper (260)

Premium Glossy Photo

Paper (250)

Premium Semigloss

Photo Paper (250)

Premium Glossy Photo

Paper (170)

Premium Semigloss

Photo Paper (170)

Epson Proofing Paper

White Semimatte

Epson Proofing Paper

Publication

Archival Matte Paper

Enhanced Matte Poster

Board

Premium Glossy Photo

Paper

Premium Semigloss

Photo Paper

Premium Luster Photo

Paper

Velvet Fine Art Paper

Watercolor Paper -

Radiant White

Textured Fine Art Paper

UltraSmooth Fine Art

Paper

Canvas

#2

#3

Doubleweight Matte

Paper

#1

Enhanced Matte Paper #2

Plain Paper #1

Automatic

Speed (Medium) Quality

#3 #4 -

Advanced Settings (Print Quality)

Draft Normal Fine Super

Fine

#2 #3

-

-

#1

#3

#4

#3

#4

#1

-

-

-

#1

-

#1

#1

#1

-

#1

#2

#1 -

#3

#3

#3

-

Super

Photo

#4

#4

-

#4

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Cleaning the Roller Cleaning the Printer

If the print is soiled with ink on the roller, follow the steps below to clean the roller by feeding the plain paper.

A

Turn on the printer, and set the roll paper of

64 inches width.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

B

Press the button to feed the paper.

Repeat step 2 for a few times until the paper is not soiled with ink.

Cut the paper after cleaning is done.

See “Cutting the roll paper” on page 33.

To keep your printer in top operating condition, clean it thoroughly if it becomes soiled.

c

Caution:

Take care to prevent water or other foreign matter getting inside the printer. If moisture, dirt, or other matter gets inside of the printer, besides affecting print quality, it may cause the electric circuits to short.

Cleaning outside of the printer

A

B

Remove the paper from the printer.

Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are off, and then unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

C

Use a soft, clean cloth to carefully remove any dust or dirt.

If the dirt does not come off, clean it using a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent. Then, wipe the outside of the printer dry with a dry, soft cloth.

c

Caution:

Never use alcohol or thinners to clean the printer; these chemicals can damage the components as well as the case.

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Cleaning inside of the printer

A

Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are off, and then unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

B

C

Leave the printer for a minute.

Open the front cover and use a soft, clean cloth to carefully clean away any dust or dirt inside the printer.

Wipe the gray part by following the directions of the arrows. If there is a serious problem of dirt on the inside of the printer, clean it using a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent. Then, wipe the inside of the printer dry with a dry, soft cloth.

D

If the back of a print is soiled, wipe the gray part carefully.

E

If some powdery paper dust is accumulated on the platen, use something like a toothpick to remove it.

Gray part: Cleaning area

Light magenta part: Do not touch c

Caution:

Do not touch the light magenta parts (roller

and ink absorption) in the illustration above; otherwise, prints may be soiled.

Do not touch the ink tubes located inside

the printer.

Be careful not to touch the cables around

the print head; otherwise, the printer may be damaged.

See “Replacing the Cutter” on page

128.

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Keeping the Printer

When storing the printer, place it on a horizontal surface with the ink cartridges installed in the printer.

c

Caution:

The printer must be kept flat. Do not tilt it, stand it on end, or turn it upside down.

If you do not used your printer for a long time

❏ If you do not use your printer for a long time, the print head nozzles may become clogged.

We recommend that you print regularly to prevent clogging. Also, turn on the printer at least once a month, and leave it on for a few minutes.

❏ Do not leave the printer without ink cartridges; otherwise, the ink will dry out and the printer is not able to print properly. Even if you do not use the printer, leave all of the ink cartridges in the slots.

❏ Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; otherwise, the roller for securing the paper may leave a mark on the surface of the paper.

If you have not used your printer for more than six months

❏ If you have not used your printer for a long time, print a nozzle check pattern to check for clogging. If the nozzle check pattern is not good, perform head cleaning before printing your data. By using the AUTO NOZZLE CHECK function, the printer judges whether the power cleaning is needed. It performs power cleaning automatically if needed. The cleaning message and progress appears on the LCD panel. Perform power cleaning if necessary.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

See “Head cleaning” on page 134.

See “Power cleaning” on page 136.

❏ You need to perform head cleaning a few times before the nozzle check pattern is correctly printed. If the nozzles are still clogged after performing head cleaning three times, perform power cleaning.

See “Head cleaning” on page 134.

See “Power cleaning” on page 136.

❏ After performing the head cleaning a few times, turn off the printer and leave it overnight or longer, so that the ink may dissolve.

❏ If the nozzles are still clogged after trying the instructions above, contact your Epson dealer.

Protecting the print head

This printer has a capping function that automatically puts a cap on the print head to keep it away from drying.

If the print head is left uncapped, the print quality may decline. When you are not using the printer, make sure the print head is located on the far right so that it is capped.

See “Capping function” on page 137.

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Transporting the Printer

When transporting the printer, repack the printer using the original box and packing materials to protect from shock and vibration.

Transporting the printer

When you transport the printer, be sure to repack the printer using the original box and packing materials.

c

Caution:

Do not remove the ink cartridges;

otherwise, the print head nozzles may dry up.

Be careful not to touch the cables around the

print head and the black parts on either side of the inside of the printer; otherwise, the printer may be damaged.

c

Caution:

When moving or transporting the printer,

keep it flat. Do not tilt it, stand it on end, or turn it upside down. Doing so may cause the ink to leak inside the printer. Also, proper operation of the printer after moving or transportation cannot be guaranteed.

When transporting the printer, repack the

printer using the original box and packing materials to protect it from shock and vibration.

Repacking the printer

A

B

C

D

Make sure the printer is turned on, and set the paper lever to the secured position.

Turn off the printer, and then unplug the cables such as the power cord.

Remove the spindle.

Open the front cover. Install the two metal plates (that fixed the print head) and tighten the screws on each plate to lock the print head.

Note:

Be sure to use the metal plates that were removed from the printer when you unpacked it.

E

Close the front cover.

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Setting up the printer after transporting

The steps you need to take to set up the printer after transporting it are almost identical to the steps carried out the first time you set up the printer. When you set up the printer again, refer to the Unpacking and Setup Guide.

A

Make sure that the place is proper.

See "Choosing a Place for the Printer" in the Unpacking and Setup Guide.

B

Open the front cover. Loosen the screw and remove the two metal plates from the side of the print head compartment.

F

Perform the print head alignment to ensure print quality.

See “Print head alignment” on page 138.

Note:

Store the metal plates for later use.

C

D

Close the front cover.

Plug in the power cable to the electrical outlet, and turn on the printer.

See "Setting up the Printer" in the

Unpacking and Setup Guide.

E

Perform a nozzle check to see if there are any missing dots.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

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Error Messages on the LCD Panel

Error messages

Messages are either status messages or error messages. Many common printer problems can be identified by the lights and messages on the LCD panel. See the following messages to solve problems.

Error messages

INK LOW

MAINTENANCE TANK

NEARLY FULL

PAPER LOW

Description

The ink cartridge is nearly expended.

The maintenance tank is almost full.

The roll paper is almost finished.

The maintenance tank is not set in the printer.

What to do

Replacement of the ink cartridge is nearly needed.

Although you can continue printing in INK

LOW situation, it may decrease the print quality.

See “About ink cartridges” on page 124.

Although you can continue printing, you need to replace the maintenance tank with a new one immediately.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

Replace the roll paper with a new one.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

Install the maintenance tank.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

NO MAINTENANCE TANK

INSTALL THE RIGHT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

NO MAINTENANCE TANK

INSTALL THE CENTER REAR

MAINTENANCE TANK

NO MAINTENANCE TANK

INSTALL THE LEFT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

CANNOT OPEN COVER

IS ANYTHING OBSTRUCTING THE

RIGHT INK COVER?

CANNOT OPEN COVER

IS ANYTHING OBSTRUCTING THE

LEFT INK COVER?

CANNOT OPEN COVER

PRESS INK COVER OPEN BUTTON

INK CARTRIDGE

INSTALL INK CARTRIDGE

Something is obstructing the ink cover.

This message appears when replacing the ink cartridge.

Move the obstruction in front of the ink cover.

After moving the obstruction, then press the ink cover open button to unlock the ink cover.

Install an ink cartridge.

122.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page

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Error messages

LEVER RELEASED

LOWER THE PAPER SET LEVER

LEVER RELEASED

LOAD PAPER

FRONT COVER OPEN

CLOSE FRONT COVER

INK COVER OPEN

CLOSE RIGHT AND LEFT INK

COVERS

INK COVER OPEN

CLOSE RIGHT INK COVER

INK COVER OPEN

CLOSE LEFT INK COVER

NOT ENOUGH CAPACITY

REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

NOT ENOUGH CAPACITY

REPLACE THE CENTER REAR

MAINTENANCE TANK

NOT ENOUGH CAPACITY

REPLACE THE LEFT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

NOT ENOUGH INK

REPLACE INK CARTRIDGE WITH A

NEW ONE

Description

The paper lever is in the released position.

What to do

Move the paper lever to the secured position.

The front cover is open. Close the front cover.

The ink cover(s) is open.

The maintenance tank is almost full.

The ink cartridge is nearly expended.

The maintenance tank is not correctly set in the printer.

Close the ink cover(s).

Replace the target maintenance tank with a new one.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

Replace the ink cartridge with a new one.

122.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page

Replace the maintenance tank.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

MAINT TANK ERROR

REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

MAINT TANK ERROR

REPLACE THE CENTER REAR

MAINTENANCE TANK

MAINT TANK ERROR

REPLACE THE LEFT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

MAINTENANCE

PLEASE USE GENUINE EPSON

MAINT TANK

Non-genuine maintenance tank is installed.

MAINTENANCE

NON-GENUINE MAINT TANK MAY

NOT PERFORM AT OPTIMUM.

CONTINUE?

<YES NO>

Non-genuine maintenance tank is installed.

Replace the maintenance tank with a genuine Epson cartridge.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

Select NO (press the button) to replace the maintenance tank with a genuine Epson maintenance tank.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

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Error messages

MAINTENANCE

THIS MAY VOID EPSON’S

WARRANTY.

DO YOU ACCEPT THIS?

<ACCEPT DECLINE>

MAINT TANK FULL

REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

MAINT TANK FULL

REPLACE THE CENTER REAR

MAINTENANCE TANK

MAINT TANK FULL

REPLACE THE LEFT SIDE

MAINTENANCE TANK

NO CARTRIDGE

INSTALL INK CARTRIDGE

INK CARTRIDGE ERROR

REPLACE CARTRIDGE

INK CARTRIDGE

PLEASE USE GENUINE EPSON INK

CARTRIDGES

INK CARTRIDGE

NON-GENUINE CARTRIDGE MAY

NOT PERFORM AT OPTIMUM.

CONTINUE?

<YES NO>

Description

Non-genuine maintenance tank is installed. This may void

EPSON’s warranty.

The maintenance tank is full.

No ink cartridge is installed.

The ink cartridge was found faulty. There may be some bad contact or dew condensation in the cartridge.

Non-genuine ink cartridge is installed.

Non-genuine ink cartridge is installed.

What to do

Select DECLINE (press the button) to replace the maintenance tank with a genuine Epson maintenance tank. Selecting

ACCEPT

(press the button) may void EPSON’s warranty.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

Replace the target maintenance tank with a new one.

See “Replacing the Maintenance Tank” on page 127.

Install an ink cartridge correctly. Do not reinstall the ink cartridge that caused an error.

122.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page

❏ Remove the ink cartridge and reinstall it. If this message appears after reinstalling the ink cartridge, replace it with a new one.

(Do not reinstall the ink cartridge that caused an error.)

124.

See “About ink cartridges” on page

See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page 125.

❏ Condensation may occur in the ink cartridge so leave it at room temperature for more than four hours before installing the ink cartridge.

See “Notes for replacing the ink cartridges” on page 124.

Replace the ink cartridge with a genuine

Epson ink cartridge.

See “About ink cartridges” on page 124.

125.

See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page

Select NO (press the button) to replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge.

See “About ink cartridges” on page 124.

125.

See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page

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Error messages

INK CARTRIDGE

THIS MAY VOID EPSON’S

WARRANTY.

DO YOU ACCEPT THIS?

<ACCEPT DECLINE>

INK CARTRIDGE ERROR

PLEASE INSTALL THE CORRECT

CARTRIDGE

INK CARTRIDGE ERROR

CHECK CARTRIDGE

REFER TO THE MANUAL

INK CARTRIDGE

REPLACE INK CARTRIDGE

COMMAND ERROR

CHECK DRIVER SETTINGS

Description

Non-genuine ink cartridge is installed.

This may void EPSON’s warranty.

An ink cartridge that cannot be used with this printer is installed.

An ink cartridge with the wrong product code is installed.

The ink cartridge is expended.

Damaged data has been sent to the printer.

The printer receives data with a wrong command.

The installed printer driver is not correct for the printer.

Paper is not cut correctly when Roll

Auto Cut On s selected.

PAPER CUT ERROR

PRESS THE MENU BUTTON TO

MOVE THE CUTTER TO

REPLACEMENT POSITION

PAPER CUT ERROR

REMOVE UNCUT PAPER

(The following messages also appears:

OPEN FRONT COVER TO SEE

CUTTER REPLACEMENT LABEL.

SEE LABEL TO REPLACE CUTTER

CLOSE FRONT COVER)

PAPER SKEW

LOAD PAPER PROPERLY

The paper is not loaded straight.

What to do

Select DECLINE (press the button) to replace the ink cartridge with a genuine

Epson ink cartridge. Selecting ACCEPT (press the button) may void EPSON’s warranty.

See “About ink cartridges” on page 124.

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See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page

Remove the ink cartridge, and install an ink cartridge that can be used with this printer.

See “About ink cartridges” on page 124.

125.

See “Replacing ink cartridges” on page

Remove the ink cartridge, and install an ink cartridge with the correct product code.

122.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page

Replace the ink cartridge with a new one.

122.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page

Stop printing, and press the button for 3 seconds.

Stop printing, and press the button for 3 seconds. Then make sure that the installed printer driver is correct for the printer.

❏ Release the paper lever, and then remove the uncut paper. Finally, set the paper lever to the secured position.

See “Feeding or ejecting troubles” on page 164.

❏ Paper cutter may be blunt. Replace the paper cutter.

128.

See “Replacing the Cutter” on page

❏ It may not be printed in the printable area properly.

❏ Load the paper straight.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

35.

See “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page

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Error messages

PAPER ERROR

LOAD PAPER PROPERLY

REFER TO THE MANUAL

TAKE-UP ERROR

SET PAPER PROPERLY IN

AUTOMATIC TAKE-UP REEL

SYSTEM

TAKE-UP ERROR

IS ANYTHING OBSTRUCTING THE

TAKE-UP REEL SENSOR SYSTEM?

LOAD PAPER AGAIN

BORDERLESS ERROR

LOAD THE SUPPORTED PAPER SIZE

OR LOAD PAPER PROPERLY

PAPER OUT

LOAD PAPER

PAPER EJECT ERROR

REMOVE PAPER FROM PRINTER

PAPER SIZE ERROR

LOAD CORRECT SIZE PAPER

PAPER SENSOR ERROR

PRESS THE BUTTON

LOAD DIFFERENT PAPER

Description

The paper is not loaded correctly.

Paper is not set correctly in the Auto

Take-up Reel Unit.

There is something in the sensor system.

The paper installed is not supported for borderless printing.

The size of the cut sheet media is not recognized properly.

If the appropriate paper size is set in the printer, the paper is not set correctly.

No paper is loaded in the printer.

The paper is not ejected properly.

The roll paper runs out while printing is in progress.

The printer could not eject the print.

What to do

Release the paper lever, and set the paper correctly.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

See “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 35.

Set the paper correctly in the Auto Take-up

Reel Unit.

See “Using Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 41.

Make sure there is no obstruction in the sensor system, and then set the paper correctly in the Auto Take-up Reel Unit.

See “Using Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 41.

Press the button for 3 seconds to reset the printer, and then eject the paper. Then load a different size of cut sheet media.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

See “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 35.

See “Paper Information” on page 110.

If the paper is wavy or slack, the printer cannot recognize the paper size correctly. In this case, flatten the paper before loading it in the printer.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

See “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 35.

Set the paper correctly in the printer.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

See “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 35.

Load paper correctly.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

See “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 35.

Set the paper lever to the released position, and remove the paper.

Load a new roll paper.

Set the paper lever to the released position, and then remove the paper. Set the paper again.

Match the loaded paper size to the data size.

The loaded paper size does not match the data size.

The loaded paper does not match the media type selected.

Press the button, and then load the paper that matches with the media type.

See “Print head alignment” on page 138.

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Error messages

PAPER SENSOR ERROR

PRESS THE BUTTON

LOAD THE CORRECT PAPER

REFER TO THE MANUAL

Description

The loaded paper does not match the media type selected for the Auto Head

Alignment.

Nozzle check cannot be executed.

What to do

Press the button, and then load the paper that matches with the media type selected for the Auto Head Alignment.

See “Print head alignment” on page 138.

NOZZLE CHECK ERROR

PRESS THE BUTTON

PAPER SETTING ERROR

LOAD CUT SHEET PAPER

F/W INSTALL ERROR

UPDATE FAILED

RESTART THE PRINTER

PAPER JAM

REMOVE PAPER

The paper size set in the printer and the paper size of the printing data is not matched.

The printer fails to update the firmware.

The paper is jammed.

Press the button to clear the error, and try the nozzle check again.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

When it is not started, cancel the nozzle check from the computer, and turn the printer off and then on again.

Press the button. Then, perform the Head

Cleaning again.

See “Head cleaning” on page 134.

CLEANING ERROR

PRESS THE BUTTON

IT IS RECOMMENDED TO EXECUTE

CLEANING AGAIN

CLEANING ERROR

REMOVE THICK PAPER

The nozzles are still clogged.

Cleaning cannot be executed because thick paper is loaded.

The paper path is wrong.

PAPER SETTING ERROR

CHECK PAPER SOURCE IN THE

DRIVER SETTINGS AND LOAD

PAPER CORRECTLY

REMOVE ROLL PAPER

RAISE THE PAPER SET LEVER AND

REMOVE PAPER

TAKE-UP DISCONNECTED

SET AUTO TAKE-UP REEL SYSTEM

IN PRINTER AND RESTART THE

PRINTER

PAPER SETTING ERROR

LOAD ROLL PAPER

The roll paper is not removed from the printer.

Auto Take-up Reel Unit is not installed in the printer.

The paper size set in the printer and the paper size of the printing data is not matched.

Remove the thick paper, and set the paper lever to the secured position.

Check the Source setting in the printer driver, and load the paper correctly.

Raise the paper lever and remove the roll paper.

Install the Auto Take-up Reel Unit properly.

See "Installing the Auto Take-up Reel Unit" in the Unpacking and Setup Guide.

❏ Set the paper of which the size is the same as the printing data.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

❏ Press the

button to start printing. The area beyond the paper width is not printed.

❏ Set the paper of which the size is the same as the printing data.

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See “Using Cut Sheet Media” on page

❏ Press the

button to start printing. The area beyond the paper width is not printed.

Restart the printer, and then update the firmware using EPSON LFP Remote Panel again.

Remove the jammed paper.

See “Feeding or ejecting troubles” on page 164.

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Error messages

CARRIAGE LOCKED

RELEASE THE CARRIAGE LOCK

Description

Print head is locked.

PRINTER ERROR

RESTART THE PRINTER

MAINTENANCE REQUEST NNNN

SERVICE CALL ERROR NNNN

PLEASE CONTACT TO THE REPAIR

CENTER

Some errors have occurred.

A part used in the printer has nearly reached the end of its life. "NNNN" shows the code of the part.

If 1133 or 1137 appears, the print head may be locked.

If 3000 appears, the power cord is not plugged into the electrical outlet or the

AC inlet of the printer properly

A fatal error has occurred.

What to do

Remove the protective materials from the print head to release the print head.

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See “Transporting the Printer” on page

Turn the printer off, and after a while turn it on again.

Note the code and contact your dealer.

See “When the maintenance call error occurs” on page 155.

Remove the protective materials from the print head to release the print head.

147.

See “Transporting the Printer” on page

If the print head is already removed, turn the printer off, and plug the power cord into the electrical outlet or the AC inlet of the printer properly, and then turn the printer on and off a few times.

Turn the printer off. Plug the power cord into the electrical outlet or the AC inlet of the printer properly. Then, turn the printer on and off a few times. If this message appears on the

LCD panel again, note the code and contact your dealer.

See “When the service call error occurs” on page 156.

Turn the printer off, leave it for a while, and turn the printer on again. If this message appears on the LCD panel again, note the code and contact your dealer.

See “When the service call error occurs” on page 156.

When the maintenance call error occurs

A maintenance call warns you to replace the consumables with a new one very soon. If MAINTENANCE

CALL XXXX

is displayed on the LCD panel, contact your dealer and tell them the maintenance call code. If you continue to use the printer, the service call error occurs.

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When the service call error occurs

A service call error occurs when:

❏ The carriage lock is not removed from the print head.

❏ The power cord is not plugged properly into the electrical outlet or the power connector of the printer.

❏ An fatal error has occurred.

When a service call has occurred, SERVICE CALL ERROR NNNN appears and the printer stops printing. Turn off the printer, and check if the carriage lock is removed. If it is removed, then check that the power cord is plugged properly into the electrical outlet or the power connector of the printer. Plug the power cord properly and then turn on the printer. If the service call error is cleared, you can continue to use the printer. If the same service call error is displayed on the LCD panel, contact your dealer for assistance.

Tell them the service call code is "NNNN".

Troubleshooting

You cannot print (because the printer does not work)

Cause

The printer does not turn on.

The printer driver is not installed properly (Windows).

What to do

Is the power cord plugged into the electrical outlet or the printer?

Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into the printer.

Is there any problem with the electrical outlet?

Make sure your outlet works by trying to connect the power cord of another electric product.

Is the printer icon in the Printers and Faxes or Printers folder?

❏ Yes

The printer driver is installed. Check the port, as described in the next item.

❏ No

The printer driver is not installed. Install the printer driver.

See "Installing the Printer Driver and Software" in the Unpacking and

Setup Guide.

Does the printer port setting match the printer connection port?

Check the printer port.

Click the Ports tab in the printer driver’s Properties dialog box, and check the printer port.

❏ [USBxxx] (x stands for the port number) for the USB connection

❏ A correct IP address for the network connection

If it is not indicated, the printer driver is not correctly installed. Uninstall the printer driver and reinstall it.

See “Uninstalling the printer driver” on page 59.

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Cause

The printer driver is not installed properly (Mac OS X).

The printer is not correctly connected to the computer.

The printing is not available under the network environment.

What to do

Is the printer added to the printer list?

Follow the steps below to open Print Center or Printer Setup Utility to check whether the printer driver is installed.

1. Double-click the hard disk icon.

2. Click the Applications folder, and then double-click the Utility folder.

3. Double-click the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility icon.

If the printer name is not displayed, see the following to add the printer.

"Adding the printer for Mac OS X" in the Unpacking and Setup Guide

Is the cable plugged properly?

Make sure the printer’s interface cable is securely plugged into the correct terminal of the computer. Also, make sure the cable is not broken nor bent.

If you have a spare cable, try with the spare cable.

See "Connecting the Printer with Your Computer" in the Unpacking and

Setup Guide.

Does the interface cable specification match the specifications for the computer?

Make sure the interface cable specifications match the specifications for the printer and computer.

See “Connection requirements” on page 174.

Is the interface cable directly connected to the computer?

Make sure the interface cable is directly connected to the computer without passing through any device, such as a printer switching device, or extension cable.

See "Connecting the Printer with Your Computer" in the Unpacking and

Setup Guide.

When using a USB hub, is it being used correctly?

In the USB specification, daisy-chains of up to five USB hubs are possible.

However, we recommend that you connect the printer to the first hub connected directly to the computer. Also, some hubs may cause unstable operation. If problems occur, connect the printer directly to the USB port of the computer.

Is the USB hub recognized correctly? (Windows)

Make sure the USB hub is recognized correctly in the computer. If the USB hub is recognized correctly, unplug all of the USB hubs from the computer’s

USB port, and then connect the printer’s USB connector directly to the computer’s USB port. Ask the USB hub manufacturer about USB hub operation.

Have you made the network settings on the printer’s control panel?

On the printer’s control panel, select ENABLE for NETWORK SETUP, and make the necessary settings.

See “NETWORK SETUP” on page 26.

Are the network settings correct?

Ask your network administrator for the network settings.

Connect the printer directly to the computer using a USB cable, and then try to print.

If you can print through USB, there are some problems on the network environment. Ask your system administrator, or refer to the manual for your network system. If you cannot print, see the appropriate section in this manual.

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Cause

The printer has an error.

What to do

Confirm if errors have occurred in the printer by checking the lights and messages on the printer’s control panel.

See “Lights” on page 12.

See “Error Messages on the LCD Panel” on page 149.

The printer stops printing.

Is the status of Print Manager "paused"? (Windows)

If you stop printing or the printer stops printing because of some troubles, the status of Print Manager becomes "paused". You cannot print in this condition.

Double-click the printer icon in the Printers folder, and select Pause Printing from the Printer menu to clear the check box.

Is the status in the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility "Pausing"? (Mac OS X)

If you click Stop Jobs in the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility, the printer does not start printing until it is released.

1. In the Dock, click the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility icon.

2. Double-click the printer that is pausing.

3. Click the job that is paused, and then click Start Jobs.

Your trouble is not listed here.

Decide whether the trouble is caused by the printer driver or the application software.

Perform a test print from the printer driver so you can tell that the connection between the printer and computer is correct and the printer driver settings are correct.

1. Make sure that the printer is in the READY state, and set a sheet of A4 or larger.

2. From the Start menu, open the Printers and Faxes or Printer folder.

3. Right-click the target printer icon, and select Properties.

4. In the General tab, click the Print Test Page button.

After a while the printer starts to print a test page.

❏ If the test page is printed correctly, the connection between the printer and computer is correct. Go to the next section.

❏ If the test page is not printed correctly, check the items above again.

See “You cannot print (because the printer does not work)” on page 156.

* "Driver Version" shown on the test page is the version of the driver installed in Windows. It is not the Epson printer driver version that you installed.

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The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints

Cause

The ink cartridges may have a problem.

What to do

If the print head moves, but nothing prints, confirm the printer operation.

Print a nozzle check pattern. You can check the printer’s operation and status without connecting the printer to the computer.

See “Nozzle check” on page 132.

If the nozzle check pattern has missing dots, perform a print head cleaning.

See “Head cleaning” on page 134.

If you replace the ink cartridges while the printer is turned off, the remaining amount of ink cannot be detected correctly so that the Ink Check light does not come on even when the ink cartridge needs to be replaced; otherwise you cannot print correctly. Be sure to follow the instructions in this manual to replace the ink cartridge.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 122.

Has the printer not been used for a long time?

If the printer has not been used for a long time, the nozzles are dried and may be clogged. See the following section.

“If you have not used your printer for more than six months” on page 146

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The prints are not what you expected

Cause

Print quality is poor, uneven, too light, or too dark.

What to do

Are the print head nozzles clogged?

If the nozzles are clogged, the print quality is reduced. Print the nozzle check pattern.

If you replace the ink cartridges while the printer is turned off, the remaining of the ink cannot be detected correctly so that the Ink Check light is not on even the ink cartridge is needed to be replaced or you cannot print correctly. Be sure to follow the instructions in this manual to replace the ink cartridge.

See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 122.

Is there any gap in the print head during bidirectional printing?

For the bidirectional printing, the printer head can print both when moving left to right and when moving right to left. Because of the gap of the print head, vertical lines may appear out of alignment. In this case, perform the

Print Head Alignment.

See “Print head alignment” on page 138.

Are you using a genuine Epson ink cartridge?

If you use the non-Epson ink cartridge, the prints may smear, or the color of the printed image may be changed because the ink end is not correctly detected. Be sure to use the correct ink cartridge.

Are you using an old ink cartridge?

The print quality decreases when an old ink cartridge is used. Replace the old ink cartridge with a new one. Be sure to use the ink cartridge before the expiry date (within six months after installing to the printer).

Is the media type setting correct?

It affects the print quality if the paper you have selected in the Main menu

(Windows) or Print Setting dialog (Mac OS X) does not match with the paper that is loaded in the printer. Be sure to match the media type setting with the paper that is loaded in the printer.

Did you select Speed for Print Quality?

The print quality may decrease when you select Speed rather than Quality.

If you want to improve your print quality, select Quality for the Print Quality setting in the Main menu.

Are you using Photo Enhance?

Photo Enhance provides a variety of image-correction settings for the image data of which contrast or brightness is not appropriate. Because of that, if Photo Enhance is enabled, the color of the prints may differ from the color you see on the display.

See “Auto color adjustment by Photo Enhance (Windows only)” on page 77.

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Cause

Print quality is poor, uneven, too light, or too dark.

The color is not the same as another printer.

What to do

Have you made color adjustment settings?

The color is produced differently because the output devices (such as display, printer) are different. In order to reduce the differences in color between each device, perform color adjustment.

See “Color adjustment by the printer driver” on page 75.

Have you compared the printing result with the image on the display monitor?

Since monitors and printers produce colors differently, printed colors will not always match on-screen colors perfectly.

❏ Televisions and monitors produce a range of colors by combining the 3 colors known as the 3 primary colors of light, red (R), green (G), and blue

(B). When none of the lights are shining, the result is black, and when all

3 colors are shining, the result is white.

❏ However, color gravure printing and color printers use a combination of the 3 primary colors of pigment, yellow (Y), magenta (M), and cyan (C).

When no color is applied, the result is white, and when all 3 colors are mixed evenly, the result is black.

❏ Printing a scanned image necessitates the changes from the original image (CMY) to the monitor (RGB) then to the print (CMY), making color matching even more difficult. In this case, color matching between the devices is handled by ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Mac OS X).

When using a color management system such as ICM (Windows) or

ColorSync (Mac OS X), have you set a monitor profile?

For proper management, the input devices and applications used must support ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Mac OS X). Also, it is necessary to set the profile for the monitor that you are using.

See “Using Color Management” on page 70.

Did you open the front cover during printing?

If the front cover is opened during printing, the carriage stops suddenly causing unevenness in the color. Do not open the front cover during printing.

Does INK LOW appear on the LCD panel?

The print quality may decrease when the ink is nearly expended. Replace the ink cartridge with a new one. If the print quality is not good after replacing the ink cartridge, perform head cleaning a few times.

Have you set color matching for each device?

Each printer has a color profile and the same data may be printed with differing colors on each printer. Color matching minimizes the differences between colors as much as possible.

The printer driver of this product has a color matching function. If you print with Epson's recommended settings the print colors will differ between printer models. If you want to print with closely matched colors, try using color management. You can also load color profile information for this printer from an application.

See “Using Color Management” on page 70.

For other devices, please refer to the manual of the device or application for color matching.

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Cause

The print is not positioned properly on the paper.

Left/right ruled lines are bumpy.

The printed surface is scuffed or soiled.

The paper is creased.

What to do

Have you specified the print area?

Check the print area in the settings of the application and printer.

Is the paper size setting correct?

If the Paper Size setting and the size of the actual paper do not match, the print may not be where you want it, or part of it may be cut off. In this case, check the print settings.

Is the paper skewed?

If PAPER SKEW CHECK in the panel settings is OFF, the paper is printed even if it is skewed. In this case, the print will not be in the print area. Set PAPER SKEW

CHECK

to ON in the Menu mode.

See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 20.

Does the print data fit within the paper width?

If the print image is bigger than the paper width, printing normally stops.

However, if the PAPER SIZE CHECK is OFF, the paper is printed even if the paper width is exceeded. Set PAPER SIZE CHECK to ON in the Menu mode.

See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 20.

Is the roll paper margin set to 15 mm or 35 mm?

With auto rotation, or if you print to the full width of the paper (printing at A1 vertical size on 24-inch wide roll paper, or printing at A2 horizontal size), if the

ROLL PAPER MARGIN

is set to 15 mm or 35 mm, the data extending beyond the print area on the right side of the paper is not printed. Set ROLL PAPER MARGIN to 3 mm.

See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 20.

Is the print head misaligned (leaving gaps)? (during bidirectional printing)

With bidirectional printing, the print head prints while moving left and right.

If the print head is misaligned, ruled lines may be printed misaligned with gaps. If vertical ruled lines are misaligned with bidirectional printing, adjust the gap.

See “Print head alignment” on page 138.

Is the paper too thick or too thin?

Check that the paper is a specification that can be used with this printer. For information about the media types and appropriate settings for printing on paper from other manufacturers or when using a raster image processor

(RIP), please refer to the handling instructions for the paper, or contact the retailer of the paper or the manufacturer of the RIP.

Is the print head scuffing the printed surface with thick paper?

When using thick paper, the print head may scuff the printed surface. In this case, set PLATEN GAP to a point between WIDE and WIDEST.

See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 20.

Are you using the printer at normal room temperature?

Epson's special paper should be used at normal room temperature

(temperature: 15 to 25°C, humidity: 40 to 60%). For information about paper such as thin paper from other manufacturers that requires special handling, refer to the relevant handling instructions.

When using paper other than Epson special media, have you set the paper characteristics?

When using paper other than Epson special media, set the paper characteristics (custom paper) before printing.

See “Printing with Non-Epson Media” on page 100.

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Cause

The back of the printed paper is soiled.

Too much ink is being released.

Margins appear with borderless printing.

What to do

Set PAPER SIZE CHECK to ON in the Menu mode.

If the print image is bigger than the paper width and the PAPER SIZE CHECK is OFF, the image is still printed extending beyond the print area, causing the inside of the printer to become soiled. In order to keep the inside of the printer clean, set PAPER SIZE CHECK to ON in the panel settings.

See “PRINTER SETUP” on page 20.

Is the Media Type setting correct?

Make sure that the paper settings of the printer match the paper that you are using. The discharge of ink is controlled in accordance with the media type. If you print on plain paper using the photo paper setting, too much ink will be discharged for the type of paper.

Is the Color Density setting correct?

Lower the density of the ink in Paper Configuration dialog box in the printer driver. The printer may be discharging too much ink for the paper. See the online help of the printer driver for detailed information on the Paper

Configuration dialog box.

Are the settings for the print data in the application correct?

Ensure that the paper settings in the application are correct as well as in the printer driver.

See “Borderless Printing” on page 79.

Are the paper settings correct?

Make sure that the paper settings of the printer match the paper that you are using.

See “Paper Information” on page 110.

Have you changed the amount of enlargement?

Adjust the amount of enlargement for borderless printing. Margins may appear if you set the amount of enlargement to Min.

See “Borderless Printing” on page 79.

Is the paper stored correctly?

The paper may expand or contract if it is not stored correctly so that margins appear even when borderless is set. Refer to the handling instructions for the paper for correct storage.

Are you using paper that supports borderless printing?

Paper that is not intended for borderless printing may expand or contract during use so that margins appear even when borderless is set. We recommend that you use the recommended paper for borderless printing.

See “Paper Information” on page 110.

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Feeding or ejecting troubles

Cause

Unable to feed or eject paper.

What to do

Is the paper loaded in the right position?

Refer to the following for the correct position to load the paper.

See “Paper Handling” on page 28.

If the paper is loaded correctly, check the condition of the paper that you are using.

Is the paper loaded vertically?

Single sheets should always be loaded vertically. If they are loaded horizontally, the paper is not recognized and an error occurs.

See “Paper” on page 177.

Is the paper creased or folded?

Do not use old paper or paper with folds in it. Always use new paper.

Is the paper damp?

Do not use paper that is damp. Also, Epson special media should be left in the bag until you intend to use it. If it is left out for a long time the paper curls up and gets damp so that it does not feed properly.

Is the paper wavy or slack?

Single sheet paper becomes wavy or slack due to changes in temperature or humidity which may result in the printer being unable to recognize the paper size correctly. In this case, flatten the paper before loading it in the printer.

Is the paper too thick or too thin?

Check that the paper is a specification that can be used with this printer.

For information about the paper types and appropriate settings for printing on paper from other manufacturers or when using a raster image processor

(RIP), please refer to the handling instructions for the paper, or contact the retailer of the paper or the manufacturer of the RIP.

Are you using the printer at normal room temperature?

Epson special media should be used at normal room temperature

(temperature:15 to 25°C, humidity: 40 to 60%).

Is the paper jammed in the printer?

Open the front cover of the printer and check that there are no paper jams or foreign objects in the printer. If there is a paper jam, remove the paper while referring to the following.

See “Feeding or ejecting troubles” on page 164.

Is the tension of the roll paper spindle correct?

Some types of paper require the spindle to be switched to high tension to prevent wrinkles in the paper during printing. Set the tension appropriately for the paper.

If wrinkles appears while using plain roll paper, set the tension to high tension. You can reduce wrinkles on the paper when using high tension.

See “Using Roll Paper” on page 29.

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Cause

The paper is jammed.

What to do

To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below:

1. If roll paper is jammed, open the roll paper cover and cut the paper at the paper insertion slot.

2. Make sure that the Pause light is not flashing, and then set the paper lever to the released position to release the paper.

The paper lever may be locked if REMAINING PPR SETUP is set to ON: AT ROLL

EXCHANGE

. In this case, press and hold the button for 3 seconds to release the paper lever.

3. Rewind the roll paper.

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Cause

The paper is jammed

What to do

4. Open the front cover if the paper is jammed inside the printer.

Caution:

Be careful not to touch the cables around the print head; otherwise, the printer may be damaged.

See “Replacing the Cutter” on page 128.

5. Carefully pull down the jammed paper.

Be careful not to touch the roller, ink absorption, and ink tubes inside the printer.

6. Close the front cover, and then turn the printer off and back on.

To load the paper, see the following section.

“Using Roll Paper” on page 29

“Using Cut Sheet Media” on page 35

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Other troubles

Cause

Color ink runs out quickly even when printing in the

Advanced B&W Photo mode or when printing black data.

The printer driver is not the latest version.

The paper is not cut cleanly.

There are copies of the printer driver in Windows.

What to do

Color ink is consumed in print head cleaning.

When print head cleaning is performed, all nozzles are cleaned so that the ink for all colors is consumed. (Even when Advanced B&W Photo mode is selected, the ink for all colors is consumed during cleaning.) However, when you specify nozzles using CLEAN EACH COLOR in the Maintenance menu, you can save the inks when you perform cleaning.

See “Head cleaning” on page 134.

Please obtain the latest printer driver.

Normally the printer driver packaged with the printer can be used without any problems. However, when applications are upgraded, it may be necessary to upgrade the printer driver. In this case, access the Epson Web site to obtain the latest printer driver.

Replace the cutter.

If the paper is not cut cleanly or the cut edge is fuzzy, replace the cutter.

See “Replacing the Cutter” on page 128.

Have you installed the same printer driver several times?

If you install the driver for this printer when the driver for the printer is already installed in Windows, icons labeled as copies appear in the Printer or Printers

or Faxes folder (e.g., [EPSON Stylus Pro 11880 (Copy 2)], [EPSON Stylus Pro

11880 (Copy 3)]) You may delete the copies and leave the icon of the original driver. If at least one icon remains for the printer in the printer folder, the printer driver itself is not deleted even if the other icons are deleted.

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Where To Get Help

Contacting Customer

Support

New :For All products

Technical Support Web

Site

New :See comments to select sections you need. The word "other" indicates products except for inkjet, SPC, Page, and SIDM.

New :Only inkjet, SPC, and Scanner products are used in this section.

Epson's Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation. If you have a Web browser and can connect to the Internet, access the site at: http://support.epson.net/

If you need the latest drivers, FAQ's, manuals, or other downloadables, access the site at: http://www.epson.com

Then, select the support section of your local

Epson Web site.

Before Contacting Epson

If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased your product.

Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the following information:

❏ Product serial number

(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)

❏ Product model

❏ Product software version

(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product software.)

❏ Brand and model of your computer

❏ Your computer operating system name and version

❏ Names and versions of the software applications you normally use with your product

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Help for Users in North

America

New :Use Inkjet, SPC, and "other" products Only.

Epson provides the technical support services listed below.

Internet Support

Visit Epson’s support Web site at http://support.epson.com 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

Dial: (562) 276-1300 (U.S.), or (905) 709-9475

(Canada), 6 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Toll or long distance charges may apply.

Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready:

❏ Product name

❏ Product serial number

❏ Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase

❏ Computer configuration

❏ Description of the problem

Note:

For help using any other software on your system, see the documentation for that software for technical support information.

Purchase Supplies and

Accessories

You can purchase genuine Epson ink cartridges, ribbon cartridges, paper, and accessories from an

Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

Help for Users in Europe

Check your Pan-European Warranty Document for information on how to contact EPSON

Customer support.

Help for Users in Australia

New :For all products

Epson Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of customer service. In addition to your product documentation, we provide the following sources for obtaining information:

Your Dealer

Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve problems. The dealer should always be the first call for advise on problems; they can often solve problems quickly and easily as well as give advise on the next step to take.

Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au

Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth taking your modem here for the occasional surf! The site provides a download area for drivers, Epson contact points, new product information and technical support

(e-mail).

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Epson Helpdesk

Epson Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have access to advice.

Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in installing, configuring and operating your Epson product. Our Pre-sales Helpdesk staff can provide literature on new Epson products and advise where the nearest dealer or service agent is located. Many types of queries are answered here.

The Helpdesk numbers are:

Phone:

Fax:

1300 361 054

(02) 8899 3789

We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster we can help solve the problem. This information includes your Epson product documentation, type of computer, operating system, application programs, and any information you feel is required.

Help for Users in Singapore

Sources of information, support, and services

New :For All products available from Epson Singapore are:

World Wide Web

(http://www.epson.com.sg)

Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

Sales Enquiries, and Technical Support via e-mail are available.

Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586

3111)

Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the phone:

❏ Sales enquiries and product information

❏ Product usage questions or problem

❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty

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Help for Users in Thailand

New :For all products

Contact for information, support, and services are:

World Wide Web

(http://www.epson.co.th)

Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and e-mail are available.

Epson Hotline (Phone:

(66)2-670-0333)

Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:

❏ Sales enquiries and product information

❏ Product usage questions or problem

❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty

Help for Users in Indonesia

New :For all products

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

World Wide Web

(http://www.epson.co.id)

❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download

❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales

Enquiries, questions through e-mail

Epson Hotline

❏ Sales enquiries and product information

❏ Technical support

Phone

Fax

(62) 21-572 4350

(62) 21-572 4357

Help for Users in Vietnam

New :For all products

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

Epson Hotline (Phone):

Service Center:

84-8-823-9239

80 Truong Dinh Street,

District 1, Hochiminh City

Vietnam

Epson Service Center

Jakarta

Bandung

Surabaya

Yogyakarta

Medan

Makassar

Mangga Dua Mall 3rd floor No 3A/B

Jl. Arteri Mangga Dua,

Jakarta

Phone/Fax: (62) 21-62301104

Lippo Center 6th floor

Jl. Gatot Subroto No.2

Bandung

Phone/Fax: (62) 22-7303766

Hitech Mall lt IIB No. 12

Jl. Kusuma Bangsa 116 – 118

Surabaya Phone: (62) 31-5355035

Fax: (62)31-5477837

Hotel Natour Garuda

Jl. Malioboro No. 60

Yogyakarta

Phone: (62) 274-565478

Wisma HSBC 4th floor

Jl. Diponegoro No. 11

Medan

Phone/Fax: (62) 61-4516173

MTC Karebosi Lt. Ill Kav. P7-8

JI. Ahmad Yani No.49

Makassar

Phone: (62)411-350147/411-350148

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Help for Users in Hong Kong

New :For All products

To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact

Epson Hong Kong Limited.

Internet Home Page

Epson Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the following information:

❏ Product information

❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

(FAQs)

❏ Latest versions of Epson product drivers

Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http://www.epson.com.hk

Technical Support Hotline

You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax numbers:

Phone:

Fax:

(852) 2827-8911

(852) 2827-4383

Help for Users in Malaysia

New :For All products

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

World Wide Web

(http://www.epson.com.my)

❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download

❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales

Enquiries, questions through e-mail

Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Head Office.

Phone:

Fax:

603-56288288

603-56288388/399

Epson Helpdesk

❏ Sales enquiries and product information

(Infoline)

Phone: 603-56288222

❏ Enquiries on repair services & warranty, product usage and technical support

(Techline)

Phone: 603-56288333

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Help for Users in India

New :For all products

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

World Wide Web

(http://www.epson.co.in)

Information on product specifications, drivers for download, and products enquiry are available.

Epson India Head Office -

Bangalore

Phone:

Fax:

080-30515000

30515005

Epson India Regional Offices:

Location

Mumbai

Delhi

Chennai

Kolkata

Hyderabad

Cochin

Coimbatore

Pune

Ahmedabad

Telephone number

022-28261515

/16/17

011-30615000

044-30277500

033-22831589 /

90

040-66331738/

39

0484-2357950

0422-2380002

020-30286000

/30286001

/30286002

079-26407176 /

77

Fax number

022-28257287

011-30615005

044-30277575

033-22831591

040-66328633

0484-2357950

NA

020-30286000

079-26407347

Helpline

For Service, Product info or to order a cartridge -

18004250011 (9AM - 9PM) - This is a Toll-free number.

For Service (CDMA & Mobile Users) - 3900 1600

(9AM - 6PM) Prefix local STD code

Help for Users in the

Philippines

New :For All products

To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the

Epson Philippines Corporation at the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address below:

Phone:

Fax:

E-mail:

(63) 2-813-6567

(63) 2-813-6545 [email protected]

World Wide Web

(http://www.epson.com.ph)

Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and E-mail Enquiries are available.

Epson Helpdesk (Phone: (63) 2-813-6567)

Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:

❏ Sales enquiries and product information

❏ Product usage questions or problems

❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty

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Product Information

System Requirements for the Printer Driver

Your computer should meet the following system requirements to use the printer driver:

Mac OS X

Operating system

CPU

Memory

Hard disk space

PowerPC-based Macintosh computers running Mac OS X

10.2.8 or later

Intel-based Macintosh computers with Rosetta

PowerPC G5 2GHz or higher processor

1 GB or more available memory

32 GB or more free disk space

System requirements

Windows

Operating system

CPU

Memory

Hard disk space

Interface

Display

Windows Vista x64, Vista, XP x64,

XP, 2000

Pentium 4 3 GHz or higher processor

1 GB RAM or more

32 GB or more free hard disk space

USB2.0 High Speed

Ethernet 100BaseTX/1000BaseT

SVGA (800

× 600) or higher resolution

Note:

For Windows 2000, you must log in as a user with

administrator rights (a user belonging to the

Administrators group).

For Windows XP/Vista, you must log in as a user

with an Administrator account. You cannot install the printer driver with a limited account.

When you install the printer software in Windows

Vista, the password may be required. If you are asked for the password, enter it and continue the operation.

Connection requirements

The connection requirements differ depending on the connection you use. See the Epson Web site for the latest supported operating system.

USB connection

Windows

The following conditions must be met:

❏ A computer that Windows Vista, XP, or 2000 is pre-installed, or Windows 2000, Me, or 98 is pre-installed and then upgraded to Windows

Vista, XP, or 2000.

❏ A computer with a USB port that is guaranteed by the computer manufacturer.

(Ask the computer manufacturer if necessary.)

Mac OS X

An operating system and the computer with a

USB port that is guaranteed by Apple Inc.

Network connection

See the Network Guide for detailed information.

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Printer Specifications

Dimensions

Weight

Width: 2,348 mm (92.44")

Depth: 685 mm (26.97")

Height: 1,190 mm (46.85")

Approx. 150.5 kg (331.1 lb) without the ink cartridges

Printing

Printing method

Nozzle configuration

On-demand ink jet

Black: 360 nozzles × 4

(Photo Black, Matte Black, Light

Black, Light Light Black)

Color: 360 nozzles × 5

(Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Light

Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta,

Yellow)

Character mode

Character

Pitch

10 cpi*

Printing Column

637

* characters per inch

Raster graphic mode

Horizontal resolution

360 dpi*

720 dpi

1440 dpi

2880 dpi

Printable width

1635.5 mm

(64.39")

1635.5 mm

(64.39")

1635.5 mm

(64.39")

1635.5 mm

(64.39")

* dots per inch

Resolution

Print direction

Control code

RAM

Character tables

Character sets

Maximum 2880

Bidirectional

Available dots

23,180

46,360

92,721

185,443

ESC/P Raster, ESC/P3

256 MB

× 1440 dpi

PC 437 (US, Standard

Europe)

EPSON Courier 10 cpi

Paper feed method

Paper path

Friction

Roll paper

Cut sheet (manual insertion)

Electrical

Rated voltage

Input voltage range

Rated frequency range

Input frequency range

Rated current

Power consumption

AC 100-240 V

AC 90 to 264 V

50 to 60 Hz

49.5 to 60.5 Hz

1.2 to 0.6 A

Approx. 100 W

Approx. 20 W in

Low-power mode

Approx. 1 W or below in

Power off mode

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Ink cartridges

Colors

Cartridge life

Temperature

Capacity

Dimensions

Photo Black

Matte Black

Light Black

Light Light Black

Cyan

Vivid Magenta

Yellow

Light Cyan

Vivid Light Magenta

2 years from production date if unopened.

Within 6 months after opening package.

Storage

(uninstalled)

-20 to 40ºC

(-4 to 104ºF)

Storage

(installed)

1 month at

40ºC (104ºF)

-20 to 40ºC

(-4 to 104ºF)

1 month at

40ºC (104ºF)

700 ml

107 mm (W)

× 320 mm

(D)

× 40 mm (H)

Note:

The ink cartridges packaged with your printer

are partly used during initial setup. In order to produce high-quality prints, the print head in your printer will be fully charged with ink. This one-off process consumes a quantity of ink and therefore these cartridges print fewer pages compared to subsequent ink cartridges.

Actual ink consumption may vary depending on

the images that you are printing, the paper type that you are using, the frequency of your printings and environmental conditions such as temperature.

To ensure you receive premium print quality and

to help protect your print head, a variable ink safety reserve remains in the cartridge when your printer indicates to replace the cartridge.

Ink is consumed during the following operations:

print head cleaning and ink charging when an ink cartridge is installed.

To maintain print quality, we recommend

printing a few pages on a regular basis.

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Environmental

Temperature

Humidity

Operation

Print Quality

Guarantee

Storage

Operation

Print Quality

Guarantee

Storage

10 to 35°C

(50 to 95°F)

15 to 25°C

(59 to 77°F)

-20 to 40ºC

(-4 to 104ºF)

20 to 80% RH*

40 to 60% RH*

5 to 85% RH**

* Without condensation

** Stored in shipping container

Operational conditions (temperature and humidity):

Paper

Roll paper

Paper size

Outer diameter

Media types

Thickness

Weight

406 mm (16") to 1626 mm (64") (W) x

45 m (148ft) (L) when internal diameter is 2 inches

406 mm (16") to 1626 mm (64") (W) x

202 m (662.7ft) (L) when internal diameter is 3 inches

103 mm (4") maximum when 2/3 dual roll feed spindle is set as 2 inch roll paper spindle

150 mm (6") maximum when 2/3 dual roll feed spindle is set as 3 inch roll paper spindle

Plain paper, special papers distributed by Epson

0.08 to 0.5 mm

64 gf/m

2

to 260 gf/m

2

Cut sheet

Paper size

Media types

Thickness

Width:

210 to 1118 mm (8.27 to 44")

Length:

279.4 to 1580 mm (11 to 62.2") when not using the paper basket

279.4 to 914.4 mm (11 to 36") when using the paper basket

Standard size:

A4/LTR to B0+

Plain paper, special papers distributed by Epson

0.08 to 1.5 mm

Roll paper and cut sheet paper size

Series

A series

Paper size

A4 (210

× 297 mm)

A3 (297

× 420 mm)

Super A3/B (329

× 483 mm)

A2 (420

× 594 mm)

A1 (594

× 841 mm)

Super A1 (24

× 36")

A0 (841

× 1189 mm)

Super A0 (914

× 1292 mm)

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US-ANSI

US-ARCH

B series

Photo size

Others

Letter (8.5

× 11 inches)

US B (11

× 17 inches)

US C (17

× 22 inches)

US D (22

× 34 inches)

US E (34

× 44 inches)

ARCH A (9

× 12 inches)

ARCH B (12

× 18 inches)

ARCH C (18

× 24 inches)

ARCH D (24

× 36 inches)

ARCH E (36

× 48 inches)

B5 (182

× 257 mm)

B4 (257

× 364 mm)

B3 (364

× 515 mm)

B2 (515

× 728 mm)

B1 (728

× 1030 mm)

B0 (1030

× 1456 mm)

Super B0 (1118

× 1580 mm)

8

× 10 inches, 203 × 254 mm

10

× 12 inches, 254 × 305 mm

11

× 14 inches, 279 × 356 mm

12

× 12 inches, 305 × 305 mm

16

× 20 inches, 406 × 508 mm

24

× 30 inches, 610 × 762 mm

30

× 40 inches, 762 × 1016 mm

36

× 44 inches, 914 × 1118 mm

50

× 64 inches, 1270 × 1626 mm

60

× 75 inches, 1524 × 1905 mm

64

× 80 inches, 1626 × 2032 mm

30

× 40 cm

40

× 60 cm

60

× 90 cm

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 before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.

Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and

cause paper jams or other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper.

When the paper is curled or folded, flatten them

before loading.

Standards and Approvals

Safety

EMC

UL 60950-1

CSA No. 60950-1

Low Voltage

Directive

73/23/EEC

EN 60950-1

FCC part 15 subpart B class A

CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class A

AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A

EMC Directive

89/336/ECC

EN 55022

Class A

EN 55024

EN 61000-3-2

EN 61000-3-3 w

Warning:

This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

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Interface

Your printer is equipped with a USB interface and an Ethernet interface.

USB interface

The printer’s built-in USB interface is based on the standards specified in the Universal Serial Bus

Specifications Revision 2.0 and the Universal

Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing

Devices Version 1.1. This interface has the following characteristics.

Standard

Bit rate

Data encoding

Adaptable connector

Based on Universal Serial

Bus Specifications Revision

2.0, Universal Serial Bus

Device Class Definition for

Printing Devices Version 1.1

480 Mbps (High Speed

Mode)

12 Mbps (Full Speed

Device)

NRZI

USB Series B

Note:

Only computer equipped with a USB connector and running Windows Vista, XP x 64, XP, 2000, or

Mac OS X.10.x support the USB interface.

Ethernet interface

The printer has a built-in Ethernet interface. Use a

100BaseTX and 1000BaseT STP (shielded twisted-pair) cable via the RJ-45 connector to connect to a network.

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Index

A

AC inlet

,

9

Adjust paper margin

,

79

Alignment

,

26

Auto Backward

,

12

,

13

Auto Cutter Spare Blade

,

109

Auto Forward

,

12

,

13

Automatic maintenance function

,

137

Auto nozzle check

,

21

Auto Take-up Reel Unit connector

,

9

B

Banner printing

,

97

BI-D 2-COLOR

,

140

Bi-D ALL

,

140

Black-and-white photo printing

,

77

Bonjour

,

26

Borderless printing

,

79

Buttons

,

11

C

Canceling printing (Mac OS X)

,

65

Canceling printing (Windows)

,

54

Capping

,

137

Clean each color

,

22

Cleaning

,

131

Cleaning outside of the printer

,

144

Cleaning the printer

,

144

Clear usage count

,

22

Clock setting

,

22

ColorSync

,

73

Consumable

,

108

Contacting Epson

,

168

Contrast adjustment

,

22

Control panel

,

9

,

11

Custom

,

27

,

84

Customer support

,

168

Custom paper

,

21

,

24

Custom paper menu

,

25

Cut method

,

25

Cut pressure

,

27

Cutter adjustment

,

22

Cutter replacement

,

22

D

Default panel

,

27

Details of Menu mode

,

20

Display

,

13

Driver ICM

,

72

Drying time

,

25

Dual Tension Roll Feed Spindle

,

109

E

EDM status

,

23

Enlarge size printing

,

84

EPSON LFP Remote Panel

,

131

EPSON Printer Utility2

,

61

Epson special media

,

108

EPSON StatusMonitor (Mac OS X)

,

67

EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows)

,

57

Error message

,

55

F

Fit to Page

,

84

Front cover

,

9

H

Head cleaning

,

134

Help (Mac OS X)

,

63

Host ICM

,

73

I

Initialize setting

,

21

Init network setting

,

26

Ink cartridge

,

108

Ink cartridge compartment

,

9

Ink cartridge status icon

,

14

Ink cover open button

,

9

Ink level

,

22

IP, SM, DG setting

,

26

IP address setting

,

26

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J

Job history

,

22

Job information

,

21

L

Language

,

27

M

Maintenance menu

,

22

Maintenance mode

,

27

Maintenance tank

,

9

,

22

,

109

Maintenance tank status icon

,

14

Menu setting

,

15

Messages

,

13

N

Network interface connector

,

9

Network setup

,

26

Network status sheet

,

21

Nozzle check

,

21

,

132

O

Options

,

108

P

Page line

,

20

Pages per sheet printing

,

88

Paper basket

,

109

Paper feed adjust

,

25

Paper jam

,

165

Paper lever

,

9

Paper roll holder

,

9

,

30

Paper size check

,

21

Paper skew check

,

21

Paper suction

,

25

Paper thickness

,

26

Paper type

,

23

,

25

Photo Enhance (Windows)

,

77

Platen Gap

,

20

,

25

Poster printing with margins

,

89

Power cleaning

,

22

,

136

Printable pages

,

22

Printer driver

,

174

Printer Status menu

,

22

Printer utilities (Mac OS X)

,

66

Printer utilities (Windows)

,

56

Print head alignment

,

26

,

138

Printing on the custom paper

,

94

Print nozzle pattern

,

21

PWR On Roll PPR Feed

,

27

R

Reduce size printing

,

84

Refresh margin

,

21

Remaining PPR setup

,

24

Replacing ink cartridges

,

125

Replacing maintenance tank

,

127

Roll length alert

,

24

Roll Paper Belt

,

109

Roll paper cover

,

9

Roll paper length

,

24

Roll paper margin

,

20

Roll paper remaining

,

24

Roll paper spindle

,

9

S

Self-cleaning function

,

137

Service

,

168

Specifications electrical

,

175

interface

,

179

Standards and Approvals

,

178

Spindle

,

29

SS Cleaning

,

27

Status sheet

,

21

Supported media type for borderless printing

,

80

System requirements

,

174

T

Technical support

,

168

Test Print menu

,

21

Thickness pattern

,

25

Total prints

,

22

U

UNI-D

,

140

Uninstall (Mac OS X)

,

68

Uninstall (Windows)

,

59

Index

181

User’s Guide

Unit

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27

Usage count

,

22

USB cable

,

174

USB interface connector

,

9

Using roll paper

,

29

V

Version

,

22

Index

182

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Key Features

  • 11-color UltraChrome HDR archival ink set for vibrant, long-lasting prints
  • PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead for sharp, detailed output
  • Wide color gamut and high Dmax for accurate color reproduction
  • Supports a variety of media types, including fine art papers, canvas, and specialty substrates
  • Automatic media loading and alignment for ease of use
  • Built-in spectrophotometer for precise color calibration and profiling
  • Optional roll paper feeder for continuous printing
  • Supports wireless printing from mobile devices and cloud services

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the maximum print size for the Epson Stylus Pro 11880?
The maximum print size is 17 x 22 inches (432 x 559 mm)
Can the Epson Stylus Pro 11880 print on canvas?
Yes, the Epson Stylus Pro 11880 supports printing on a variety of media types, including canvas.
How do I connect the Epson Stylus Pro 11880 to my computer?
The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 can be connected to your computer via USB, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi.
What is the difference between the Epson Stylus Pro 11880 and the previous model?
The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 features a number of improvements over the previous model, including a wider color gamut, higher Dmax, and faster print speeds.

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