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Where to Find Information
Unpacking Guide
Provides you with information and instructions on how to
unpack and place the printer. Before using the printer, you need
to remove all protective materials as described in the instructions
contained in this guide.
Setup Guide
Provides you with information on assembling the printer’s parts
and installing the printer’s software.
User's Guide (this manual)
Provides you with detailed information on the printer’s
functions, maintenance, troubleshooting, and technical
specifications.
Quick Reference
Provides you with information on replacing consumables,
clearing jammed paper, and a panel message list. This guide can
be hung on the printer with a hook provided.
Online Help
Provide you with detailed information and instructions on the
printer software that controls your printer (online help will be
automatically installed when you install the printer’s software).
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Contents
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Controlling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Chapter 2 Control Panel Function
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Indicator Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
When to use SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Using the buttons in SelecType Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
SelecType menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Using the OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
OneTouch mode 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
OneTouch mode 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Understanding SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Test menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Emulation menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Printing menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Tray Size menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Config menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
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Setup menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUX1 menu / AUX2 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LJ4 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GL2 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESCP2 and FX menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I239X menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-22
2-24
2-25
2-25
2-28
2-31
2-34
Chapter 3 Paper Handling
Available Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Special Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper that should not be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Priviously printed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MP Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Lower Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Large Capacity Paper Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a Paper Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Output trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face-down Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face-up Tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to select an output tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading in MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the paper cassette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Special Paper Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thick Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading non-standard paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-2
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-6
3-7
3-7
3-7
3-8
3-10
3-10
3-11
3-12
3-12
3-12
3-15
3-20
3-20
3-22
3-23
3-24
3-24
Chapter 4 Functions of the Printer Driver
The Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
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Accessing the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Using the Automatic Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Using the Predefined Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Customizing the Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Saving your settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Making the Media Type Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Modifying the Printout Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Using the Layout menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Using the Overlay menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Chapter 5 Using EPSON Status Monitor 2
About the EPSON Status Monitor 2 Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Checking Printer Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Using the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Using the Printer Status window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Making Monitoring Preference Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Turning on background monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Using the background monitoring icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Chapter 6 Using Options
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Large Capacity Paper Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
ROM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Interface Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
EPSON RIP Station 5000 Series II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Chapter 7 Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Precautions when replacing consumable products. . . . . . . 7-2
Replacement messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Fuser oil roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10
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Photoconductor unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waste toner collector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the outside of the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the paper path roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For long distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For short distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-13
7-18
7-21
7-21
7-21
7-23
7-23
7-23
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting
Clearing Jammed Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error messages for paper jam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Precautions for clearing jammed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing the paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing the MP tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing the fuser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing the output path cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing the optional large capacity paper unit . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printout problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper handling problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-2
8-2
8-3
8-3
8-6
8-9
8-13
8-14
8-16
8-16
8-18
8-20
8-25
8-26
8-27
8-35
8-35
8-35
Appendix A Technical Specifications
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available Paper Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper type specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Using the ECP mode in Windows 95. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Options and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W (C81302✽) . . . A-16
Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81301✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Toner cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Photoconductor unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Fuser oil roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Waste toner collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Appendix B Symbol Sets
Introduction to Symbol Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
In LJ4 Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
International Set for ISO sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-21
In ESC/P 2 or FX Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-22
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-26
Characters available with the ESC (^ command . . . . . . . . . B-27
In I239X Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
In EPSON GL/2 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
Appendix C Command Summary
LaserJet 4 (LJ4) Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
GL/2 context commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
ESC/P 2 and FX Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
ESC/P 2 mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
FX mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-12
PJL Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
I239X Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Page format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-17
Auxiliary Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-18
AGM Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-19
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Appendix D Working with Fonts
Printer and Screen Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding More Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D-2
D-3
D-6
D-6
D-6
Appendix E Contacting Customer Support
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users . . . . . .
For Australian users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Singapore users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Philippines users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Philippines Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-2
E-4
E-5
E-6
E-7
E-7
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Switching between SelecType Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-2
Glossary
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Safety Precautions
Be sure to follow these precuations carefully to ensure safe,
efficient operation:
❏ Because the printer weighs approximately 70 kg (154 lb), you
should not lift or carry it by yourself. Four people should
carry it, lifting from the correct positions as shown below.
Follow the instructions in the Unpacking Guide carefully.
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❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION!
HIGH TEMPERATURE. If the printer has been in use, the fuser
can be very hot.
CAUTION! HIGH
TEMPERATURE
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❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in this guide.
❏ Never force the printer’s components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ When handling a toner cartridge, always set it on a clean,
smooth surface.
❏ Do not attempt to modify or take apart the cartridge. It cannot
be refilled.
❏ Try not to touch the toner and avoid all contact with your eyes.
❏ Do not dispose of used toner cartridges, fuser oil roll, or waste
toner collector in fire. It causes ignition or a burn. Be sure to
dispose of used parts properly and in accordance with all
rules and regulations in your area.
❏ Do not use a cartridge for at least one hour after moving it
from a cool to a warm environment.
❏ When removing the photoconductor unit, avoid exposing it
to room light any longer than necessary. The unit contains a
light-sensitive drum, which is the green cylinder that can be
seen through the opening on the unit. Exposure to light can
damage the drum, causing dark or light areas to appear on
the printed page reducing the life of the drum. If you need to
keep the unit out of the printer for long periods, cover it with
an opaque cloth.
❏ Be sure not to scratch the surface of the drum. When you
remove the photoconductor unit from the printer, always set
the unit on a clean, smooth surface. Avoid touching the drum,
since oils from your skin can permanently damage its surface
and effect print quality.
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❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the photoconductor
unit in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air, or
corrosive gasses (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject
to extremes or rapid changes of heat or humidity. Also, be
sure to keep all consumable components out of the reach of
children.
❏ Do not leave paper jams in the printer; it causes heat build up
inside the printer.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements of this
printer.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips about the
operation of your printer.
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Controlling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
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Printer Parts
Control panel
Face-down tray
Stopper
MP tray
Front cover
Expansion tray
Paper cassette
Paper path unit
Output path cover
Fuser unit
Face-up tray
Connector
cover
AC inlet
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Photo conductor
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Fuser
Waste toner
collector
Fuser oil roll
Control panel
On Line
Form Feed
Paper Source
Page Size
Manual Feed
Orientation
RITech
Copies
MP Tray Size
Out Bin
Menu
Item
Value
Enter
Continue
Reset
^
Alt
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Options and Consumable Products
Options
You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the
following options:
❏ The Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81301✽) includes three
paper cassettes. It increases paper feeding capacity.
❏ The 250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W (C81302✽) lets
you use up to 250 sheets of A3W size paper.
❏ The Optional memory module expands your printer’s
memory.
❏ Optional interface cards provide your printer with a serial,
parallel, coax, twinax, Ethernet or GPIB connections.
❏ EPSON RIP Station 5000 Series II enables you to print
documents formatted in Adobe  PostScript 3™.
Note:
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit of the product number,
which varies by country.
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Consumable products
Life of the following consumables are monitored by the printer.
The printer lets you know when replacements are needed.
Toner Cartridge (Yellow)
Toner Cartridge (Magenta)
Toner Cartridge (Cyan)
Toner Cartridge (Black)
Waste Toner Collector
Photoconductor Unit
Fuser Oil Roll
S050016
S050017
S050018
S050019
S050020
S051061
S052002
The EPSON special media listed below provide you the bestquality printouts.
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies (A4)
S041175
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies (Letter) S041174
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Controlling the Printer
There are a two ways to control your printer and change its
settings:
❏ The printer driver (for Microsoft Windows users only)
❏ Control Panel operation (SelecType)
Normally, you should use the printer driver to control your
printer. The printer driver allows you to easily make the most
common printer settings, including the paper source, paper size,
and orientation. To access the driver menus, see below.
A few software programs do not allow you to control printer
settings using the printer driver. In these cases, you can use the
printer’s control panel to adjust the printer settings. For
information on using the control panel, see Chapter 2.
Accessing the printer driver
You can access your printer driver directly from most Windowsbased applications, or from your Windows operating system, as
explained below. The printer driver settings made from many
Windows applications override settings made when the driver is
accessed from the operating system, so in most cases you should
access the driver from your application to ensure you get the
results you want.
❏ To access the printer driver from your application software,
click the Print or Page Setup command on the File menu.
You also need to click Setup, Options, Properties, or a
combination of these buttons.
❏ To access the driver from Windows 95, Windows 98 or
Windows NT 4.0, click Start, point to Settings, and click
Printers. Next, right-click the icon of your EPSON printer and
click Properties (in Windows 95/98) or Document Defaults
(in Windows NT 4.0).
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The Control Panel
The printer control panel gives you easy control over most
common printer operations. The panel is made up of three
elements: a liquid crystal display (LCD), indicator lights, and
buttons. The display and indicator lights tell you about the
current status of the printer, and you can use the buttons to select
printer settings and functions. However, settings that you make
with the buttons will be overridden by settings made by software.
Becoming familiar with the way your printer’s control panel
works may help you get more from your printer. For more
information on the SelecType settings available from the controls,
including the OneTouch modes, see Chapter 2 “Control Panel
Functions”.
This section also shows all SelecType menu categories and
options. It can be used as a guide whenever you use SelecType
features.
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Control Panel Function
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Indicator Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
When to use SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Using the buttons in SelecType Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
SelecType menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Using the OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
OneTouch mode 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
OneTouch mode 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Understanding SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Test menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Emulation menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Printing menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Tray Size menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Config menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Parallel menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
AUX1 menu / AUX2 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
LJ4 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
GL2 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
ESCP2 and FX menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
I239X menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
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This section explains how to use the control panel; its display, its
indicators and its buttons to make settings. In the later part of this
section, there is an explanation of how to use the SelecType
functions to make more advanced settings. There is also an
explanation of the OneTouch settings which help you make the
most common settings easily.
The Control Panel
Overview
The printer control panel gives you easy control over most
common printer operations. The panel is made up of three
elements: a liquid crystal display, indicator lights, and buttons.
The display and indicator lights tell you the current status of the
printer, and you can use the buttons to select printer settings and
functions.
Display
The display shows the following:
❏ Status messages, such as Warming Up, which indicate the
printer’s current status.
❏ Error messages, such as Paper Out, which identify common
maintenance procedures you should perform, or error
conditions that you need to correct.
❏ SelecType options, such as Emulation Menu, which allow you
to control printer functions such as the printer mode, font
selection, paper handling, and many other functions.
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For instructions about how to respond to error messages and
maintenance information, see Chapter 8 “Troubleshooting”. For
full information on the SelecType options, including the
OneTouch commands, see the appropriate sections later in this
chapter.
On Line
Form Feed
Paper Source
Page Size
Manual Feed
Orientation
RITech
Copies
MP Tray Size
Out Bin
Menu
Item
Value
Enter
Continue
Reset
^
Alt
Indicator Lights
On Line
On when the printer is on line, indicating the
printer can receive and print data. When the
printer is off line, this light is off. The light
flashes as the system switches between online and off-line status.
Form Feed
On when data is received and stored in the
printer’s buffer but not yet printed. Flashing
indicates the printer is processing data.
When no data remains in the printer buffer
(the section of memory reserved for
receiving data), this light is off.
Continue
Flashes when an error is detected or a
maintenance procedure must be performed.
At the same time, an error or maintenance
message appears on the display.
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OneTouch
mode 1
On when the printer is in OneTouch mode
1. The following settings can be made in this
mode: Paper Source, Page Size, Manual
Feed, and Orientation. For details of how to
use this OneTouch mode, see “OneTouch
mode 1” on page 2-12.
OneTouch
mode 2
On when the printer is in OneTouch mode
2. The following settings can be made in this
mode: RITech, Copies, MP Tray Size, and
Out Bin. For details of how to use this
OneTouch mode, see “OneTouch mode 2”
on page 2-13.
SelecType
On when the printer is in SelecType mode.
See “When to use SelecType” on page 2-6,
for details of how to use the SelecType
menus, etc.
Buttons
2-4
On Line
Switches the printer between on line and off
line status.
SelecType
(ALT)
Selects a OneTouch mode or a SelecType
mode. Press this button once to enter
OneTouch mode 1. Press this button again
to enter OneTouch mode 2. Press this button
once more to enter SelecType mode.
Pressing this button while in SelecType
mode returns the printer to online status.
ALT + Menu,
Item, Value, or
Enter
Advances the parameter or setting shown to
the next value in each group. If used in
combination with the ALT button in
SelecType mode, it returns the parameter or
setting shown to its previous value.
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Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
setting listed above this button, or selects the
SelecType menu if in SelecType mode. Press
this button when the printer is on line to
enter SelecType mode.
Item
Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
option listed above this button, or selects the
function available within the current menu,
after entering the SelecType mode.
Value
Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
option listed above this button, or selects the
parameter available within the current item,
after entering the item in the SelecType
mode.
Enter
(Status Sheet)
Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
option listed above this button, or accepts
the setting currently shown on the display
as a new setting when in SelecType mode.
Press this button two times when the printer
is on line to print a status sheet.
Form Feed
When the printer is off line and data remains
in the printer’s buffer memory
(the Form Feed light is on), pressing this
button prints out the data and clears the
buffer.
Continue
(Reset)
Enables the printer to resume printing after
certain maintenance-required conditions or
errors have been cleared. If the Continue
light is flashing, read the status or error
message on the display and correct the
problem as described in Chapter 8. If used
in combination with the ALT button, the
printer is reset.
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When to use SelecType
In general, use SelecType only for settings you cannot make in
your software, including the following:
❏ Changing the emulation modes and selecting the IES
(Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
❏ Specifying the channel and configuring the interface
❏ Choosing the size of the memory buffer used to receive data
You should keep the following points in mind when using
SelecType settings:
❏ A number of SelecType settings can also be made using the
OneTouch modes and the printer driver.
❏ Application programs may send commands to the printer that
override SelecType settings. If you are not getting the results
you expect, check your application software settings.
❏ To see the current SelecType settings, print a status sheet.
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SelecType
Before entering and using SelecType, you should understand how
the buttons on the printer’s control panel work.
Buttons
The functions of the control panel buttons on the printer change
when in SelecType mode.
On Line
Form Feed
Paper Source
Page Size
Manual Feed
Orientation
RITech
Copies
MP Tray Size
Out Bin
Menu
Item
Value
Enter
Continue
Reset
^
Alt
Using the buttons in SelecType Mode
Note:
You can directly access certain menu items using the OneTouch modes.
For more information, see “Using the OneTouch Modes” on page 2-12.
1. To enter SelecType mode, press Menu while the printer is
online, or press SelecType (repeatedly if necessary) until the
SelecType light comes on.
2. To change the settings, press Menu, Item or Value.
❏ To select a new menu (menu category), press Menu.
Examples of menus are the Printing menu or the Config
menu.
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❏ To select an item (setting), press Item. Examples of items
are Paper Size (in the Printing menu) or Toner Save (in
the Config menu).
❏ To select a value (parameter) for an item, press Value.
Examples of values are A3 (for Paper Size ) or On or Off
(for Toner Save).
❏ To accept a new setting, press Enter.
❏ Press ALT to select the menus, items or parameters in
reverse order (going back through the list). See Appendix
F for a map showing the order in which SelecType menus,
etc. are displayed.
3. To exit SelecType mode, press OnLine or SelecType.
SelecType menus
This section gives a brief description of the menus in SelecType
and lists the item settings available on each menu.
Test Menu
These settings select and begin the printer’s internal test print.
With a test print, you can obtain information on the printer’s
current settings and available fonts. You should also see “Test
menu” on page 2-14 for further details.
Status Sheet, Color Test Sheet, LJ4 Font Sample, ESCP2 Font
Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X Font Sample, Ext Printer Info *
* Depending on the font set installed.
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Emulation Menu
These settings select the default emulation for each of the printer’s
interfaces. See “Emulation menu” on page 2-15 for further details.
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Parallel, AUX1*, AUX2 *
* Only available when the optional Type B interface is installed.
Printing Menu
These settings are the settings you will probably change most
often in everyday use. Most can be set by software, and for that
reason we advise you to check your software settings, because the
software settings will override these Printing Menu settings. See
“Printing menu” on page 2-15 for further details.
Paper source, Page Size, Wide A4, Orientation, Out Bin,
Copies, Manual Feed, Resolution, Skip Blank Page
Tray Size Menu
These settings display the paper size loaded in each paper tray.
This paper size may be different from the size set in the Page Size
menu, which specifies the size of the image that the printer
produces. See “Tray Size Menu” on page 2-18 for further details.
MP Tray Size, LC1 Size, LC2 Size*, LC3 Size *, LC4 Size *
* Only available when the optional Large Capacity Paper Unit is installed.
Config Menu
These settings affect the performance of the printer. See “Config
menu” on page 2-19 for further details.
RITech, Toner Save, Top Offset, Left Offset, Size Ignore, Auto
Cont, Page Protect, Image Optimum, Paper Type
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Setup Menu
These settings are used to provide the printer with information
necessary for printing. See “Setup menu” on page 2-22 for further
details.
Interface, Time Out, Standby, Lang, Printer Name, Y Toner,
M Toner, C Toner, K Toner, Page Count, SelecType Init
Parallel Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the host computer when using a parallel interface. See “Parallel
menu” on page 2-24 for further details.
Speed, Bi-D, Buffer Size
AUX1 Menu / AUX2 Menu
If the optional Type B interface has been installed, these settings
control the communication between the two units using this
interface. See the manual supplied with the interface for further
details.
Buffer Size
LJ4 Menu
These settings control the fonts and symbol sets when the printer
is in LJ4 emulation mode. See “LJ4 menu” on page 2-25 for further
details.
Font Source, Font Number, Pitch*, Height*, SymSet**, Form,
Source SymSet**, Dest SymSet**
* Depending on the font selected
** These settings depend on the font set installed.
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GL2 Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in GL2
emulation mode. See "GL2 menu" on page 2-28 for further details.
GL-Mode, Scale, Origin, Pen, End, Join, Pen0, Pen1, Pen 2*,
Pen3 *, Pen4*, Pen5*, Pen6*
* Available only when in GLlike mode,
ESCP2 Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in ESCP2
emulation mode. See "ESCP2 and FX menu" on page 2-31 for
further details.
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T. Margin, Text, CG Table*, Country,
Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image, ZeroChar
* These settings depend on the font set installed.
FX Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in FX
emulation mode. See "ESCP2 and FX menu" on page 2-31 for
further details.
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T. Margin, Text, CG Table*, Country,
Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image, ZeroChar
* These settings depend on the font set installed.
I239X Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in I329X
emulation mode. See "I239X menu" on page 2-34 for further
details.
Font, Pitch, Code Page, T. Margin, Text, Auto CR, Auto LF,
Alt. Graphic, Bit Image, Zero Char, CharacterSet
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Using the OneTouch Modes
The OneTouch modes are part of SelecType mode, but they are
more limited and easier to use. The settings you make in the
OneTouch modes and SelecType are reflected in each other.
OneTouch mode 1
To enter OneTouch mode 1, press the SelecType button
(repeatedly if necessary) until the OneTouch mode 1 light (next
to Paper Source) comes on, indicating the printer is now in
OneTouch mode 1. The current OneTouch mode 1 settings for
Paper Source, Page Size, Manual Feed and Orientation are shown
on the display above the corresponding setting. For example,
Port or Land is shown above Orientation.
Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP Tray,
the lower paper cassette, or the optional Large Capacity Paper
Unit (if installed). If you select Auto, the paper source containing
the paper that matches the setting in the Page Size menu will be
used.
Page Size
Specifies the paper size.
Manual Feed
Turns Manual Feed on or off. For details of how to use the Manual
Feed mode, see "Manually loading paper" on page 3-9.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape
orientation. The page you are currently reading is printed in
portrait orientation.
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OneTouch mode 2
To enter OneTouch mode 2, press the SelecType button
(repeatedly if necessary) until the OneTouch mode 2 light (next
to RITech) comes on, indicating that the printer is in OneTouch
mode 2. The current OneTouch mode 2 settings for RITech,
Copies, MP Tray Size, and Out Bin are shown on the display above
the corresponding setting. For example, On or Off is shown above
RITech mode.
RITech
Turns the RITech setting on or off. RITech produces smoother and
crisper lines, text and graphics. If you change this setting, you can
check the print quality with the RITech setting by printing a status
sheet from the SelecType Test menu.
Note:
RITech is available only for monochrome (black-white) printing.
Copies
Selects the number of copies to be printed (up to 999).
MP Tray Size
Selects the paper size for the MP Tray.
Out Bin
Specifies the output tray for printout sheets, Face down or Face
up.
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Understanding SelecType Settings
Read this section for a complete description of the settings you
can make using the SelecType menus.
Test menu
For all the settings below, you should press Enter to print the page.
You cannot select any values by pressing Value.
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which sample you printed.
Status Sheet
Prints a sample describing the current printer features. Use these
options to check the current printer’s settings and to see if your
printer is working correctly.
Color Test Sheet
Prints a color sample. Use this option to check if the printer is
printing color correctly.
LJ4 Font Sample,ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X
Font Sample
Prints a sample of the fonts available for your selected printer
emulation.
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Emulation menu
Use this menu to select the printer emulation mode. You can
specify a different emulation for each interface fitted to the
printer; in other words, for each computer that you connect to the
printer. Since each emulation mode has its own specific set of
options, you should make these settings in the LJ4, ESCP2, FX,
GL2 or I239X menus as necessary.
The options available are the same for every interface.
Setting
Parameters
Parallel, AUX1*, AUX2*
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, GL2
* If optional interface is installed
Printing menu
The settings in the Printing Menu can be set from within your
software. Settings made with software will override any settings
made by SelecType.
Setting
Parameters
Paper Source
Auto, MP, LC1, LC2*, LC3*, LC4*
Page Size
A4, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, B, HLT, LGL,GLT, GLG,
EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C6, IB5, CTM, A3W
Wide A4
Off, On
Orientation
Port, Land
Out Bin
FD, FU
Copies
1 to 999
Manual Feed
Off, On
Resolution
600, 300
Skip Blank Page
Off, On
* If Optional Large Capacity Paper Unit has been installed
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Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray
(MP), from the lower paper cassette (LC1), or from the optional
Large Capacity Paper Unit that has three paper cassettes (LC2, LC3,
LC4).
If you select Auto, paper feeds from the tray containing paper that
matches the paper selected using the Page Size setting.
Note:
You can also make the Paper Source setting from OneTouch Mode 1.
Page Size
Specifies the paper size.
Note:
You can also make the Paper Size setting from OneTouch Mode 1.
Wide A4
This setting specifies whether the printer accepts wide A4 paper
for printing or not.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait (Port) or
landscape (Land) orientation. This manual is printed in portrait
orientation.
Note:
You can also make the Orientation setting from OneTouch Mode 1.
Out Bin
Specifies whether the printed sheets are stacked on the Face down
tray (FD) or Face up tray (FU).
Note:
You can also make the Out Bin setting from OneTouch Mode 2.
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Copies
Selects the number of copies of each page to be printed, up to 999.
Note:
You can also make the Copies setting directly from OneTouch Mode 2.
Manual Feed
This item selects manual feed mode. For further details about the
manual feed mode, see the section "Manually Loading Paper" on
page 3-9.
Note:
You can also make the Manual Feed setting from OneTouch Mode 1.
Resolution
Switches the resolution between 300 and 600 dpi.
Skip Blank Page
If the printer comes across a page in the job it is currently printing
which is blank, it does not “print” the page, but goes on to print
the next page.
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Tray Size menu
Use this menu to make the MP Tray paper size setting and check
the currently loaded paper size in the standard and optional paper
cassettes, if installed.
Setting
Parameters
MP Tray Size
A4, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, B, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE, F4,
MON, C10, DL, C6, IB5, A3W
LC1 Size
When installing standard cassette:
A4, A3, B4, B5*, LT, LGL, B, EXE *
When installing optional paper cassette A3W: A3W
Size **
A4, A3, B4, B5*, LT, LGL, B, EXE *
LC3 Size **
A4, A3, B4, B5*, LT, LGL, B, EXE *
LC4 Size **
A4, A3, B4, B5*, LT, LGL, B, EXE *
LC2
* Displays depending on country.
** If Optional Large Capacity Paper Unit has been installed.
MP Tray Size
Allows you to set the paper size for the MP Tray.
Note:
You can also make the MP Tray Size setting from OneTouch Mode 2.
LC1 Size
Allows you to view the currently loaded paper size in the lower
paper cassette.
LC2 Size / LC3 Size / LC4 Size
These menus are only available if you have installed the optional
Large Capacity Paper Unit. It allows you to view the currently
loaded paper size in each cassette of Large Capacity Paper Unit.
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Config menu
This menu allows you to make various settings which affect the
operation of the printer.
Setting
Parameters
RITech
Off, On
Toner Save
Off, On
Top Offset
-5.0 to 6.0 mm in 0.5 mm steps
Left Offset
-5.0 to 6.0 mm in 0.5 mm steps
Size Ignore
Off, On
Auto Cont
Off, On
Page Protect
Auto, On
Image Optimum
Auto, Off, On
Paper Type
Normal, Thick, Trnsprnc
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RITech
Allows you to adjust the RITech setting. RITech produces
smoother and crisper lines, text, and graphics.
Note:
❏ You can also make the RITech setting from OneTouch Mode 2.
❏ RITech is available only for monochrome (black-white) printing.
Toner Save
Turns the Toner Save mode on. When on, the printer saves toner
by substituting a gray shade for the black inside part of printed
characters. The characters are outlined in full black on their right
and lower edges.
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Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical position of the printing on
the page.
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of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Left Offset
Use this option to make fine adjustments to the horizontal
position of the printing on the page.
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Be sure that the printed image does not extend over the left edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Size Ignore
Selects whether or not to ignore a paper size error. Turning this
item on causes the printer to print, even if the image size exceeds
the printable area for the specified size of paper. This may cause
smudges because of toner that is not properly transferred onto the
paper. When this item is off, the printer stops printing if a paper
size error occurs.
Auto Cont
Permits the printer to continue printing automatically after a
certain period of time when one of the following errors occurs:
Paper Set, Print Overrun and Mem Overflow. When this option
is off, you must press the Continue button to resume printing. In
most cases, it is best to leave this option Off.
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Page Protect
Allocates additional printer memory for printing data, as
opposed to receiving it. You may need to use Page Protect if you
are printing a highly complex page. If a Print Overrun error
occurs, change the setting to ON and reprint your data. This
reduces the amount of memory reserved for receiving data so
your computer may take longer to send the print job, but it will
allow you to print complex jobs. Page Protect usually works best
if set to Auto. You will need to increase your printer’s memory if
memory errors continue to occur.
Note:
Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures the printer’s memory,
which causes any downloaded fonts to be erased.
Image Optimum
Reduces the amount of graphics data when the data reaches the
memory limit, allowing complex documents to be printed. When
this mode is set to On, the graphics quality is reduced.
Paper Type
Selects the paper type that you will print on. Normal is for the
standard paper. Thick is for the thicker paper like envelopes.
Trnsprnc is for EPSON Color Laser Trasparencies.
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Setup menu
This menu allows you to set up various parameters, mainly
concerned with the printer hardware.
Setting
Parameters
Interface
Auto, Parallel, AUX1*, AUX2*
Time Out
0, 5 to 300 in 1 step
Standby
Enable, Disable
Lang
English, FranÁais, Deutsch, ITALIANO,
ESPA—OL, SVENSKA, Dansk, Nederl.,
SUOMI, PortuguÍs
Printer Name
Off, On
Y Toner
E****F
M Toner
E****F
C Toner
E****F
K Toner
E****F
Page Count
0 to 99,999 999
SelecType Init
(No parameters)
* This setting is only available if the optional interface has been installed.
Interface
When this is set to Auto, the printer automatically receives data
from any interface to which you have connected a computer. If
set to any other value, the printer only accepts data from the
interface which you have selected here.
Time Out
Sets the length of time that the printer waits when it is on line and
no new data is received. When this time is up, the printer searches
for new print data on other print channels (interfaces).
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Standby
There are two levels of standby mode. The printer saves energy
by reducing power to the fixing heater if the printer receives no
data for 30 minutes (level1) or 60 minutes (level2). In this mode,
the printer begins to warm up as soon as you start to send print
data; it is ready to print in about 60 seconds (level1) or 300 seconds
(level2).
Lang
Specifies the language displayed on the control panel and printed
the status sheet.
Printer Name
Displays the printer name instead of Ready when the printer is
standing by.
Y Toner / M Toner / C Toner / K Toner
Displays the amount of toner left in the imaging cartridge.
E****F
E*** F
E** F
E*
F
E
F
(100-76%)
(75-51%)
(50-26%)
(25-1%)
(0%)
Page Count
Displays the total number of sheets printed by this printer.
SelecType Init
Erases all the SelecType settings that you have made, and resets
them all to the factory default settings.
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Parallel menu
This menu allows you to make settings which control the parallel
interface.
Setting
Parameters
Speed
Fast, Normal
Bi-D
Nibble, ECP, Off
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
Speed
Specifies the transfer speed between the computer and the printer.
It does this by selecting the delay period between the STROBE
and the ACKNLG signal. For more information concerning the
signals of the parallel interface, see Appendix A.
Bi-D
Enables or disables bidirectional communication between the
printer and the computer. Make the setting according to the
parallel port on your computer.
Note:
Your computer’s parallel interface must support bidirectional
communication for this setting to be effective.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving and
printing data. If set to Maximum, more memory is allocated for
receiving data. If set to Minimum, more memory is allocated for
printing data. The factory default setting is Normal.
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AUX1 menu / AUX2 menu
This menu is only available if the optional interface has been
installed.
Setting
Parameters
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
2
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory used for receiving and
printing data received through the optional interface. If set to
Maximum, more memory is allocated to receiving data. If set to
Minimum, more memory is allocated to printing data. The factory
default setting is Normal.
LJ4 menu
This menu allows you to make various parameter settings while
the printer is in LJ4 emulation mode.
Setting
Parameters
Font Source
Resident, DIMM, Download
Font Number
From 0 upwards (maximum value =
65535)
Pitch*
0.44 to 99.99 cpi in steps of 0.01 cpi
Height*
4.00 to 999.75 pt in steps of 0.25 pt
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Setting
Parameters
SymSet**
IBM-US, Roman-8, ECM94-1, 8859-2 ISO,
8859-9 ISO, IBM-DN, PcMultiling,
PcE.Europe, PcTk437, WiAnsi, WiE.Europe,
WiTurkish, DeskTop, PsText, VeInternati,
VeUS, MsPublishin, Math-8, PsMath,
VeMath, PiFont, Legal, UK, ANSI ASCII,
Swedis2, Italian, Spanish, German,
Norweg1, French2, Windows,
PcIcelandic**, PcLt774**, PcTurk1**,
PcPortugues**, PcEt850**, PcTurk2**,
PcCanFrench**, PcSl437**, PcNordic**,
8859-3 ISO**, 8859-4 ISO**, WiBaltic**,
WiEstonian**, WiLatvian**, Mazowia**,
CodeMJK**, BpBRASCII**, BpAbicomp**,
PcGk437**, PcGk851**, PcGk869**, 8859-7
ISO **, WiGreek**, Europe3**, PcCy855**,
PcCy866**, PcLt866**, 8859-5 ISO**,
WiCyrillic**, Bulgarian**, PcUkr866**,
Hebrew7**, 8859-8 ISO**, Hebrew8**,
PcHe862**, Arabic8**, PcAr864**, 8859-6
ISO **, OCR A**, OCR B**
Form
5 to 128
Source SymSet**
Dest SymSet
**
0 to 3199
0 to 3199
* Depending on the font selected
** These settings depend on the font set installed.
Font Source
Chooses the source of the fonts used for printing: either the fonts
which are pre-installed in the printer, the fonts which are in the
memory, or fonts which are downloaded from the computer to
the printer.
Font Number
Chooses the number of the font used in the print job. The number
of the font can be determined from the font sample sheet.
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Pitch
Chooses the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font used in the
print job, if the font is scalable and is fixed-pitch. The font pitch is
expressed in cpi (characters per inch).
Height
Chooses the height of the font used in the print job, if the font is
a proportional scalable font. The height is expressed in points; one
inch being approximately equal to 72 points.
SymSet
Chooses the symbol set of the font used in the print job. See
Appendix B for details of the different symbol sets available in
this printer. If you select a symbol set which is not available for
the font selected with the Font Source and Font Number settings,
the printer uses the default symbol set.
Form
Selects the number of lines for the selected paper size and
orientation. This causes a line spacing (VMI) change as well, and
this new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that any
later changes in the Page Size or Orientation settings cause
changes to this Form value, based on the VMI settings stored here.
Source SymSet
You can only make this setting if an optional font ROM has been
installed.
Dest SymSet
You can only make this setting if an optional font ROM has been
installed.
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GL2 menu
When using the printer in EPSON GL/2 mode, it emulates a
plotter, allowing you to use software which requires a plotter for
output. The mode is similar to the GL/2 mode which is supported
in HP LaserJet 4 mode. The EPSON GL/2 mode emulates some
of the HP-GL plotter commands and includes all the commands
found in HP’s GL/2 mode, as well as two additional commands.
Setting
Parameters
GL-Mode
LJ4GL2, GLlike
Scale
Off, A0, A1, A2, A3
Origin
Corner, Center
Pen
Pen0, Pen1, Pen2*, Pen3*, Pen4*, Pen5*,
Pen6*
End
Butt, Square, Triangular, Round
Join
Mitered, Miteredbeveled, Triangular,
Round, Beveled, None
Pen0
0.05 to 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
Pen1
0.05 to 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
Pen2*
0.05 to 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
Pen3*
0.05 to 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
Pen4*
0.05 to 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
Pen5*
0.05 to 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
Pen6*
0.05 to 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
* Available only when in GLlike mode,
GL-Mode
Selects whether the emulation is similar to the GL/2 or the HP
LaserJet 4 emulation of the GL/2.
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Scale
Selects whether the output from the software is scaled, and if so,
how the scale factor is calculated: based on the output paper size
of the software application.
Origin
Selects whether the logical origin of the “plotter” is from the
corner or the center of the paper.
Pen
Selects the logical “pen” which is used to “plot” the drawing.
End
Selects the way in which lines end.
Join
Selects the way in which lines are joined.
Pen0 / Pen1 / Pen2 / Pen3 / Pen4 / Pen5 / Pen6
Selects the thickness of the seven “pens” used to make the
printout.
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Before you start printing in the GL/2 mode
You may need to change the printer settings, depending on your
output needs. First, check the printer’s settings to make sure they
match the data you are trying to print. Check the following items;
the information may be necessary later.
Paper size:
Printer’s paper size setting
Driver (plotter selection): HP-GL/2 or HP-GL plotters
Pen cofiguration:
Pen number, pen width
Plot origin:
Center or Corner
Orientation:
GLlike, landscape only
LJ4GL2, landscape or portrait
If you need to configure the printer settings, first switch the
emulation and then change the settings using the printer driver,
or SelecType.
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ESCP2 and FX menus
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in ESCP2 or FX emulation mode. The same menu items
are available for both emulation modes unless specifically
mentioned otherwise.
Setting
Parameters
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans serif,
Roman T*, Orator S, Sans H*, Script, OCR
A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15, Prop. (cpi)
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 to 1.50 inch in 0.05 inch steps
Text
From 1 upwards (maximum of 111 lines)
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2,
PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII, BpAbicomp,
PcSl437**, PcTurkish1**, PcIcelandic**,
8859-9 ISO**, Mazowia** CodeMJK**,
PcGk437**, PcGK851**, PcGk869**, 8859-7
ISO**, PcCy855**, PcCy866**, Bulgarian**,
PcUkr866**, Hebrew7**, Hebrew8**,
PcAr864**, PcHe862**
Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark,
Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway,
Denmark2, Spain2, LatinAmeric, Korea*,
Legal*
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
0, Slashed zero
* ESCP2 menu only
** These settings depend on the font set installed.
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Font
Selects the font which is used for printing.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of fixed fonts, measured
in cpi (characters per inch), or you can choose proportional
spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default setting for each paper size.
CG Table
Use the character generator table option to select the graphics
character table or the italics table. The graphics table contains
graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded areas,
international characters, Greek characters, and mathematical
symbols. If you select the italics table, the upper half of the
character table is defined as italic characters.
Country
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol
sets. See “Symbol Sets” in Appendix B for samples of the
characters in each country’s symbol set.
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Auto CR
This selects whether the printer performs a carriage-return/linefeed (CR-LF) operation whenever the printer position goes
beyond the right margin. If this setting is Off, the printer does not
print any characters beyond the right margin and does not
perform any line wrapping until it receives a carriage-return
character. This function is handled automatically by most
software applications.
Auto LF
If you set this option to Off, the printer does not send an automatic
line-feed (LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If this is
set to On, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return.
You should set this to On if your text lines overprint each other.
Bit Image
If you set this parameter to Dark or Light, the printer is able to
emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If
you select Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select
Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image when printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
This is useful for distinguishing between an uppercase O and a
numeric 0 when printing program listings, for example.
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I239X menu
I239X mode emulates IBM 2390/2391 Plus commands. For
detailed information on most of the settings and parameters in
the table below, refer to the previous section.
Setting
Parameters
Font
Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script,
Presentor, Sans serif
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24, Prop. (all fixed pitches
are in cpi)
Code Page
437, 850, 860, 863, 865
T. Margin
0.30 to 1.50 inch in 0.05 inch steps
Text
From 1 upwards (maximum of 111 lines)
Auto CR
Off, On
Auto LF
Off, On
Alt. Graphic
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light
ZeroChar
0, Slashed zero
CharacterSet
1, 2
Code Page
Selects the character tables. Character tables contain the
characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer
prints text based in the selected character table.
Alt.Graphic
Turns the Alternate Graphics option on or off. The default setting
is OFF.
Character Set
Selects character table 1 or 2.
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Paper Handling
Available Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
EPSON Special Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
General Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Paper that should not be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Priviously printed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Paper Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
MP Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Standard Lower Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Large Capacity Paper Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Selecting a Paper Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Output trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Face-down Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Face-up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
How to select an output tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Loading in MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Loading the paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Printing on Special Paper Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Thick Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Loading non-standard paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
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Available Paper
This section explains what kind of paper you can use with your
printer. Be sure not to use paper not mentioned in this section.
Note:
The printer is extremely sensitive to moisture. Be sure to store your paper
in a dry environment.
EPSON Special Media
EPSON provides special media that are created especially for this
printer:
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
This media is designed specifically for this printer. You can load
this media only from MP tray.
S041175 (A4)
S041174 (Letter)
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media for ink jet printers, as it can cause paper jams and
printer damage.
❏ Do not use the media listed above in any other printers,
except when specified in documentation.
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General Paper
You can use the following paper in addition to EPSON special
media introduced in previous section.
Paper type
Description
Plain paper
Recycled paper is available *
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Weight: 60 to 105 g/m 2 (16 to 28 lb)
Envelopes
No paste and no tape
No plastic window (unless it is specially designed
for laser printer)
Labels
The backing sheet should be covered completely,
with no gaps between each label**.
Thick paper
Weight: 105 to 220 g/m 2
Colored paper
No coated
* Use recycled paper under normal conditions.
** Use of labels that has gaps each label causes the printer's damage by
peeling off in the parinter.
Note:
❏ Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot
guarantee the quality of any type of media. Always test samples of
media stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
❏ You may use paper with preprinted letterheads, provided that the
paper and ink are both of laser printer types.
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Paper that should not be used
You cannot the following paper in this printer. Thein use can
cause printer damage, paper jams, and poor print quality.
❏ Transparencies for other color page printers, monochrome
laser printers, color copiers, or monochrome copiers
❏ Special media for ink jet printers
❏ Paper that has been printed by any other laser printer
❏ Paper that has been printed by an ink jet printer or thermal
transfer printer
❏ Carbon paper, no carbon paper, thermal-sensitive paper,
pressure-sensitive paper, or acid paper
❏ Overly thick or thin paper
❏ Moist or dampened
❏ Coated paper or special-surface colored paper
❏ Paper too smooth or too slick, paper too rough, or paper that
has is different on the front and back
❏ Paper that has binder holes or is perforated
❏ Paper that is folded, curled, wavy, or torn.
❏ Paper that is an irregular shape, or paper that does not have
a right angle corners.
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❏ Labels that peel easily or labels that cover the backing sheet
completely
❏ Paper that has paste, staples, paper clips, or tape on it
❏ Paper that is attracted to static electricity
❏ Uneven paper
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❏ Paper that uses high-temperature-sensitive ink (around
150°C)
Priviously printed paper
Do not use paper that has been printed by this printer or any other
printer, as it can cause poor print quality, paper jams, and printer
damage.
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Paper Sources
This section describes the combinations of paper sources and
paper types.
MP Tray
Paper type
Paper size
Capacity
Plain Paper
A3W*, A3*, A4, A5, B4*, B5,
International B5,
Letter (LT),
Half-Letter (HLT),
Legal (LG)*,
Executive (EXE),
Government Legal (GLG)*,
Government Letter (GLT),
Ledger (B)*,
F4*
Custom-size paper:
90 x 139.7 mm minimum
330.2 x 483 mm maximum
Up to 150 sheets
(Total thickness:
less than 16 mm)
Envelopes
Monarch (MON),
C10, DL, C6
Up to 20 sheets
Labels
90 x 139.7 mm minimum
330.2 x 483 mm maximum
Up to 75 sheets
Thick paper
90 x 139.7 mm minimum
330.2 x 483 mm maximum
Up to 75 sheets
EPSON Color
Laser
Transparencies
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 75 sheets
* These sizes should be loaded short edge first.
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Standard Lower Paper Cassette Unit
Paper type
Paper size
Capacity
Plain Paper
A3*, A4, B4*, B5**,
Letter (LT),
Legal (LG)*,
Executive (EXE)**,
Ledger (B)*
Up to 250 sheets
(Total thickness:
less than 28 mm)
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* These sizes should be loaded short edge first.
** Available depending on country of purchase
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W
Paper type
Paper size
Capacity
Plain Paper
A3W*
(328 x 453 mm)
Up to 250 sheets
(Total thickness:
less than 28 mm)
* This size should be loaded short edge first.
Large Capacity Paper Unit
This unit has three paper cassettes. Each can be loaded with the
following paper sizes.
Paper type
Paper size
Capacity
Plain Paper
A3*, A4, B4*, B5**,
Letter (LT),
Legal (LG)*,
Executive (EXE)**,
Ledger (B)*
Up to 250 sheets
(Total thickness:
less than 28 mm)
* These sizes should be loaded short edge first.
** Available depending on country of purchase
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Selecting a Paper Source
There are two ways to select the printer’s paper source.
❏ Access the printer driver, click the Basic Settings tab, and
select the paper source that you want to use from the Paper
Source list. Then click OK.
❏ Access SelecType mode on the printers control panel and
select the paper source that you want to use in Paper Source
items. (See Chapter 2.)
Auto selection
If you select Auto Selection from the printer driver or Auto from
the SelecType mode, the paper source that contains paper
matching the page size setting will be used.
When there is no paper in the selected paper source, the printer
will search for a paper source containing the same-size paper in
the following order:
Lower paper cassette (LC1)
Paper cassette 1 on Large Capacity Paper Unit (LC2)
Paper cassette 2 on Large Capacity Paper Unit (LC3)
Paper cassette 3 on Large Capacity Paper Unit (LC4)
MP tray
Note:
If you make paper-size settings or paper source settings in your
application software, these settings may override the printer driver
settings.
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Manually loading paper
You can load paper manually. Manually loading paper can be
helpful when you want to check the print quality after each page
is printed.
The manual loading procedure is almost the same as the
procedure for automatic paper feeding, except that you load
paper one sheet at a time, and press the On Line button to print
each page.
To load paper maually, follow the steps below.
1. Access the printer driver menus by one of the following
methods:
❏ To access the printer driver from your application
software, click the Print or Page Setup command on the
File menu. You also need to click Setup, Options,
Properties, or a combination of these buttons.
❏ To access the driver from Windows 95, or Windows NT
4.0, click Start, select Settings, and click Printers. Next,
right-click the icon of your EPSON printer and click
Properties (in Windows 95) or Document Defaults
(in Windows NT 4.0).
2. Click the Basic Settings tab. Select Manual Feed from the
Paper Source list.
3. Select the correct paper size from the paper size list.
4. If the correct paper size is already loaded, skip this step.
Otherwise, remove any paper remaining in the tray or
cassette. Insert a sheet or stack of the correct size paper as far
as it will go with the printable side up. Adjust the paper
guides to match the paper size you are loading.
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5. Send a print job from your application. The control panel
display shows Manual Feed and the selected page size and
paper source.
6. Press On Line to print. The sheet of paper is loaded and
printed.
7. Press On Line again to print the next page of print data, if
necessary. Repeat these steps for each page you print.
Output trays
There are two trays for printed paper stacks: the Face-down tray
and the Face-up tray.
Face-down Tray
If you use the face-down tray, your printouts will be stacked
facing down. If you print on large paper, you should raise the
stopper to avoid having your printouts slip off of the printer.
You can use the face-down tray with the following types of paper:
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Capacity:
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Caution:
Following paper cannot be used with the face-down tray. Use the
face-up tray with the following papers:
❏ Plain paper smaller than 182 × 257 mm, such as A5 or HalfLetter size
❏ EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
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❏ Envelopes
❏ Thick paper
❏ Labels
Face-up Tray
Your printout also can be stacked facing up. The Face-up tray is
available for all types of paper that can be used with this printer.
Capacity:
Up to 150 sheets (smaller than A4-size paper)
Up to 50 sheets (A4 or more size paper)
Note:
If you want to output your printouts to the face-up tray, you need to
make the Reverse Order setting in the printer driver. To make the
Reverse Order setting:
Click the Basic Settings tab and select the Reverse Order check box.
Then click OK.
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How to select an output tray
There are two ways to specify which output tray you want to use,
the face-down tray or the face-up tray:
Using the printer driver:
Click the Basic Settings tab and select either the FaceDown Tray
or the FaceUp Tray check box. Then click OK.
Using SelecType mode with the control panel:
Select FD (face-down tray) or FU (face-up tray) as the Out Bin
setting.
Loading Paper
This section describes how to load paper in the MP tray and paper
cassettes. If you use special media such as EPSON Color Laser
Transparencies or envelopes, also see the section “Printing on
Special Paper” later in this chapter.
Loading in MP tray
1. Adjust the expansion tray extensions to fit the size of the
media you want to load.
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2. If you want to load A3W-size paper, lay the inside left-edge
guide down. If you want to load media other than A3W-size
paper, make sure the guide is standing up.
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4. Load a stack of paper with the printable surface up with the
left edge of the paper resting against the left paper guide. Then
slide the right paper guide against the right edgs of the paper.
5. Select the paper size that matches the paper loaded by
OneTouch mode 2 (SelecType) from the control panel. (See
Chapter 2 for using SelecType mode.)
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Loading the paper cassette
You can load paper the same way for the standard paper cassette
and the optional Large Capacity Paper Unit. If you use the special
media such as EPSON Color Laser Transparencies or envelopes,
see the section “Printing on Special Paper” later in this chapter.
1. Turn on the printer.
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2. Pull the paper cassette out until it stops.
3. Press the metal plate in the cassette down until it clicks.
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4. Slide the two edge guides while holding the clips on the
guides with your fingers until the guides match the size of the
paper.
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5. Fan a stack of paper to prevent the sheets from sticking
together, and tap the edge of the stack on a firm surface to line
up the edges of the paper.
6. Insert the stack into the cassette, lining it up with the right
side of the cassette. Make sure that all the paper is under the
metal retaining clip.
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17"
LT 17"
A4
A3
B5 B4
A3
B4
14"
A4
8.5"
A4
B5
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If you load the printer with too much paper, it may cause
paper jams.
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7. Slide the edge guides until they just touch the edge of the stack
of paper. Make sure to adjust the small edge guide so that it
points to the size mark that matches paper loaded.
LT 17"
A4
A3
B5 B4
LG
Note:
The printer automatically knows the size of loaded paper from the
position of small edge guide, so you need to adjust it the correct
position.
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Printing on Special Paper Media
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be changed
by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the quality
of any type of media. Always test samples of media stock before
purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
You can print on special paper stock such as EPSON Color Laser
Transparencies, thick paper, envelopes, and labels.
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
You should only print on EPSON Color Laser Transparencies. Do
not use any other transparencies for this printer.
The following table shows the inportant information about using
transparencies:
Paper source
MP tray only (up to 75 sheets)
MP Tray Size setting in
SelecType mode
A4 or LT(Letter)
Printer driver settings in
Basic Settings Menu
Paper Size: A4 or Letter
Media: Transparency
Paper Source: MP Tray
Please note the following tips for handling this media:
❏ Hold each sheet by its edges, as fingerprints and do not touch
or damage the printable surface of the sheet. The EPSON logo
appears on the printable side.
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❏ When loading the transparencies in the printer, insert the
edge with the arrows first.
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❏ If you attempt to load any other transparencies in this printer,
the printer stops feeding it in order to prevent printer damage.
If you load EPSON Color Laser Transparencies the wrong
direction or wrong with the wrong faces up, the printer stops
to feeding.
When this type error occurs, the message Check OHP Sheet
appears on the control panel. Pull out the jamed sheet from
the loading entrance and check the paper path unit at the right
side of the printer be sure if there is no jammed paper, then
close the paper path unit.
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Sheets that have just been printed may be hot.
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Envelopes
The print quality on envelopes may be irregular because different
parts of an envelope have different thicknesses. Print one or two
envelopes to check the print quality.
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Do not use window envelopes unless they are specially designed
for laser printers. The plastic on most window envelopes will melt
when it comes in contact with the fuser.
The following table shows important information about using
envelopes:
Paper source
MP tray only (up to 20 envelopes)
MP Tray Size setting in
SelecType mode
Mon, C10, DL, C6
Printer driver settings in
Basic Settings Menu
Paper Size: Mon, C10, DL, C6
Media: Thick
Paper Source: MP Tray
Please note the following tips for handling this media:
❏ Open the flap of envelopes and load envelopes with the flap
facing out as shown below.
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Caution:
Make sure that the minimum size of envelopes meets the
following size requirements.
Height: 143 mm (including opened flap)
Width: 90 mm
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Min.
143 mm
Min. 90 mm
❏ Access the printer driver and select the Rotate by 180 check
box in the Basic Settings menu.
Labels
You can load a more than one of most types of label sheet in the
MP tray at a time however, you may need to feed some sheets one
at a time in the paper tray, or load them manually.
You should only use labels designed for laser printers or plainpaper copiers.
To prevent the label adhesive from coming into contact with
printer parts, always use labels that completely cover the backing
sheet, with no gaps between the individual labels.
You should test all label sheets for leaking adhesive by pressing
a sheet of paper on top of a sheet of labels. If the paper sticks to
the sheet of labels, do not use the labels in your printer.
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The following table shows important information about using
labels:
Paper source
MP tray only (up to 75 sheets)
MP Tray Size setting in
SelecType mode
Select appropriate size
Printer driver settings in
Basic Settings Menu
Paper Size: Select appropriate size
Media: Thick
Paper Source: MP Tray
Thick Paper
The following table shows important information about using
thick paper:
Paper source
MP tray only (up to 75 sheets)
MP Tray Size setting in
SelecType mode
Select appropriate size
Printer driver settings in
Basic Settings Menu
Paper Size: Select appropriate size
Media: Thick
Paper Source: MP Tray
Loading non-standard paper size
To load non-standard or custom, paper size from 90 × 139.7 mm
(3.5 × 5.5 inches) to 330.2 × 483 mm (13 × 19 inches), use the MP
Tray and make the size setting by one of the following methods:
❏ Access the printer driver, then click the Basic Settings tab.
Select User-Defined Size from the Paper Size list. In the User
Defined Paper Size dialg box, adjust the Width, Height, and
Unit settings to match your custom paper. Then click the OK
button and your custom paper size will be saved.
❏ Access SelecType mode and set page size to CTM (custom).
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Chapter 4
Functions of the Printer Driver
The Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Accessing the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Using the Automatic Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Using the Predefined Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Customizing the Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Saving your settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Making the Media Type Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Modifying the Printout Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Using the Layout menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Using the Overlay menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
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The Printer Software
The printer software includes a printer driver and a printer utility.
The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings
to get the best results from your printer. The printer utility lets
you check the status of your printer. There are four levels of
settings:
Automatic setting
The quickest and easiest way to start printing. See page 4-6.
Predefined settings
Give you more control over printer settings optimized by the type
of printout. See page 4-5.
Custom settings
Fit your individual needs. See page 4-7.
Printout style settings
Convenient functions for selecting the printout method and style.
See page 4-9.
To check the condition of the printer, See Chapter 5, Using EPSON
Status Monitor 2.
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Accessing the Printer Software
You can access the printer driver directly from any Windows
application, or from My Computer.
The print settings made in many Windows applications override
similar settings made in the printer driver, so in most cases you
should access the printer software from your application to make
sure that the settings are appropriate for the document you want
to print.
Note:
Online help is available for details about the printer driver settings.
❏ To access the printer driver from your application software,
click the Print or Page Setup command on the File menu.
You also need to click Setup, Options, Properties, or a
combination of these buttons.
❏ To access the driver from Windows 95, 98 or Windows NT
4.0, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Next,
right-click the icon of your EPSON printer and click
Properties (in Windows 95 and 98) or Document Defaults
(in Windows NT 4.0).
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Using the Automatic Setting
When Automatic is selected on the Basic Settings menu, the
printer driver takes care of all detailed settings according to the
Color setting you select. Color is the only setting you need to make
by yourself. Most Windows applications feature paper size and
page layout settings which override similar settings on the printer
driver, but if your application does not, you should verify the
settings on the printer driver.
Automatic setting
Note:
Depending on the color setting you make in the Basic Setting menu
(when Automatic is selected), a slide bar may appear in the Mode
Setting box that lets you choose Text/Graph or Photo. Select Text/
Graph when you print text data or images which have a little color.
Select Photo when you print images that have gradual color changes.
Online help provides more information about the printer driver
settings.
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Using the Predefined Settings
The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize the
print settings for a particular kind of printout, such as
presentation documents or images taken by a video or digital
camera.
1. Click Advanced on the Basic Settings menu. You will find
the predefined settings in the list near the Advanced button.
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2. Select the most appropriate setting from the list according to
the type of document or image you will print.
When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Printing Mode, Resoution, Screen, and Color-adjustment
method are set automatically. Changes are shown in the
Current Settings display at the left top of the Basic Settings
menu.
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The printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
Presentation
Good for Printing presentation documents including graphs,
charts, and text
Graphic
Good for printing graphs and charts
Text
Good for printing text-only documents
PhotoEnhance2
Good for printing images captured using video input, a digital
camera, or scanner. EPSON PhotoEnhance2 automatically adjusts
the contrast, saturation, and brightness of the original image data
to produce sharper, more vivid color printouts. This setting does
not affect your original image data.
ICM (for Windows 95 and 98 only)
ICM means Image Color Matching. This feature automatically
adjusts printout colors to match colors on your screen.
Advanced Presentation
Good for printing high quality presentation documents.
Advanced Graphic
Good for printing high quality graphs and charts.
Advanced Photo
Good for printing high quality scanned photos and digitallycaptured images.
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Customizing the Print Settings
Many users will never need to make their own print settings
manually. However, if you need more control over the driver,
want to make the most detailed settings available, or just want to
experiment, see below.
1. Click Advanced on the Basic Settings menu and then click
More Settings. The Advanced Settings dialog box appears:
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2. First, choose Color or Black as the Color setting. Then make
other settings. For details of each setting, see online help.
3. Click OK to apply your settings and return to the Basic
Settings menu. Click Cancel to return to the Basic Settings
menu without applying your settings.
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Saving your settings
To save your custom settings, click Save Settings in the Basic
Settings menu. The Custom Settings dialog box appears:
Type a unique name for your custom settings in the Name box,
and click the Save button. Your settings will appear in the list
next to the Advanced button on the Basic Settings menu.
Note:
❏ You cannot use a predefined setting name for your custom settings.
❏ To delete a custom setting, click Save Settings in the Main menu,
select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog box and then click
Delete.
❏ You cannot delete the predefined settings.
If you change any setting in the Advanced Settings dialog box
when one of your custom settings is selected in the Advanced
settings list on the Basic Settings menu, the setting selected in the
list changes to Custom Settings. The custom setting that was
previously selected is not affected by this change. To return to
your custom setting, simply reselect it from the settings list.
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Making the Media Type Setting
On the Basic Settings menu, select the Media setting that matches
the paper you loaded in the printer. See the following to
determine the Media setting for your paper. First find your paper,
then click the corresponding Media setting.
Normal
Plain paper
Thick
Envelopes, Labels, Thick paper
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Transparency
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
Modifying the Printout Style
The Layout menu and the Overlay menu allow you to make
various print settings that affect the way your document is printed
and the look of your printout.
This section describes the features provided on those menus. For
details about the Paper menu and the Layout menu, see online
help.
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Using the Layout menu
Zoom Options
Normal
Prints your document at its normal size.
Custom
Allows you to manually define the percentage you want to
enlarge or reduce an image. Click the arrows to select a scaling
ratio from 50% to 200%
Fit to Page
Proportinally enlarges or reduces the size of your document to
make it fit the paper size you select in the Output Paper list.
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Print Layout
Pages
Prints 2 or 4 pages of your document on a single piece of paper.
Page Order
Allows you to select the order of the printed pages.
Print the Frame
Allows you to print a frame around each page on the sheet of
paper. The Print page frames feature is active if a check appears
in the check box.
Watermark
Check the Watermark check box to activate the currently selected
watermark and to enable the Watermark Setting button, which
opens the Watermark dialog box.
In the Watermark dialog box, you can select from a list of
predefined watermarks, or you can select a bitmap (.BMP) file as
your own custom watermark. The Watermark dialog box also
allows you to make a variety of detailed watermark settings, for
example you can select the size, color, and position of your
watermark.
Offset
You can adjust the printing start position from the top and left
corner on the paper.
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Using the Overlay menu
In this menu, you can use the form overlay function. The form
overlay function prints form data overlaid with data made by
another application. You can create form data and save it.
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Chapter 5
Using EPSON Status Monitor 2
About the EPSON Status Monitor 2 Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Checking Printer Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Using the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Using the Printer Status window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Making Monitoring Preference Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Turning on background monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Using the background monitoring icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
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About the EPSON Status Monitor 2 Utility
The EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility comes with your printer and
is can be used with Microsoft Windows 95/98 or NT4.0. It allows
you to monitor your printer’s status, alerts you when printer
errors occur, and provides troubleshooting instructions when
needed.
Note:
To monitor an EPSON ColorPage EPL-C8000 printer on a network,
you must install an optional Ethernet interface card in your printer and
use the Status Monitor utility that comes with this card. See the manual
that comes with the interface card for instructions on using the Status
Monitor in a network environment.
Before using the Status Monitor, be sure to read the README file
in the EPSON Status Monitor 2 folder, located in the EPSON
folder on your hard drive. This file contains the latest information
on the Status Monitor.
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 2
Note:
If you installed the Status Monitor 2 utility when you installed the
printer software, you do not need to install it again.
To install Status Monitor 2, follow these steps:
1. Make sure Windows 95 is running. Insert the printer software
CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2. If a dialog box appears, click Quit button.
3. Click Start, and select Run.
4. Type D:\ ESM2 in the box. If you inserted the CD in a drive
other than drive “D”, substitute the appropriate letter.
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5. Click OK. The installation starts. Follow the instructions on
the screen.
After you install EPSON Status Monitor 2 and restart your
computer, the Status Monitor starts automatically and adds a
printer-shaped background monitoring icon to the taskbar at the
bottom of your computer screen. This icon appears only when the
Status Monitor is active.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 2
To open the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window shown below,
double-click the printer-shaped background monitoring icon on
the taskbar at the bottom of your computer screen. You can also
open this window from the Start menu. Click Start, point to
Programs and Epson, then click EPSON Status Monitor 2.
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Checking Printer Status Information
This section describes how to use the Status Monitor to get general
and detailed printer status information.
Using the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window
You can select many Status Monitor menu commands by clicking
the buttons on the toolbar from this window. When you point to
a toolbar button, the corresponding menu command appears
briefly on your screen, and you see an explanation of the button’s
function in the status bar at the bottom of the EPSON Status
Monitor 2 window.
The main features of the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window are
described below.
Installed Printers list
This list displays information about the EPSON printers
connected directly to your computer. If you select List from the
View menu, the list displays only the printer names and icons. If
you select Details, the list displays the printer name, status, and
job count of each printer.
When you install the Status Monitor, it automatically adds the
names and icons of all the EPSON printers connected to your
computer to this list. To add or delete a printer from the list, select
Add Printer or Delete Printer from the Settings menu. To save
computer memory, delete any printers you do not need to
monitor. (Doing so does not remove the printer driver from your
computer.)
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The appearance of the icon next to each printer name changes
depending on the printer’s status as described in the table below.
See online help for more information.
Icon appearance
Description
Green
The printer is ready to print, or currently
printing.
Yellow
The printer needs routine maintenance.
Red
A printer error has occurred and your printer
cannot print. See Chapter 8 for
troubleshooting information
Dimmed
There is a communication problem
between the printer and the Status Monitor.
The Status column of the Installed Printers list displays brief
messages describing the current status of each printer, and the Job
Count column displays the number of jobs waiting to print on
each printer.
Note:
You can arrange the printers in the Installed Printers list according to
the information in the Printer Name, Status, or Job Count column. Click
the Printer Name, Status, or Job Count title bar to change the
printer order.
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Printer menu
To get detailed information on the status of each printer in the
Installed Printers list, select a printer from the list, then select from
the Printer menu options described below.
❏ Printer Status
Opens the Printer Status window, which provides detailed
information on the selected printer’s status. To use the Printer
Status window, see page 5-9.
❏ Job Status
Provides information about all jobs waiting to print on the
selected printer.
❏ Select Paper Memory
Not available.
❏ Close
Closes the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window.
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View menu
To control the appearance and content of the EPSON Status
Monitor 2 window and the Installed Printers list, select from the
View menu options described below.
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❏ Toolbar/Status Bar
Shows or hides the toolbar and status bar in the EPSON Status
Monitor 2 window.
❏ Large Icons Small Icons
Changes the size of the printer icons in the Installed Printers
list.
❏ List
Displays only the printer names and icons in the Installed
Printers list.
❏ Details
Displays the printer name and icon, status, and number of
jobs waiting to print for each printer in the Installed Printers
list.
❏ Refresh
Updates the printer status information shown in the Installed
Printers list.
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Settings menu
Use the Settings menu options described below to adjust the
monitoring interval for the printer, add and delete printers from
the Installed Printers list, or activate the Status Monitor.
❏ Monitoring Preferences
Opens the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, where you can
adjust the monitoring interval and make background
monitoring settings for the selected printer. For more
information, see Turning on background monitoring on page
5-10.
❏ Add Printer/Delete Printer
Allows you to select the printers you want to monitor by
adding or deleting printers in the Installed Printers list.
❏ Background Monitoring
Activates the Status Monitor. (A printer-shaped icon appears
on the taskbar at the bottom of your computer screen.)
Note:
The Background Monitoring and Status Alert settings in the
Monitoring Preferences dialog box are not available while the Status
Monitor is inactive.
❏ Select background monitoring icon
Changes the appearance of the icon that is displayed on the
taskbar when background monitoring is active.
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Help menu
Click Help in the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window to view online
help. Click About to view the Status Monitor’s version number
and copyright information.
Using the Printer Status window
You can open the Printer Status window to see detailed
information on the status of a printer. To open the Printer Status
window, double-click a printer in the Installed Printers list, or
select a printer and then choose Printer Status from the Printer
menu of the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window. You can also access
the Printer Status window by clicking the Details button in the
Status Alert dialog box. For information on the Status Alert dialog
box, see Making Monitoring Preference Settings on page 5-10.
The Printer Status window contains three menus: the Current
Status, Consumables, and Printer Information menus. To open
the menus, click the tabs at the top of the Printer Status window.
Current Status menu
The printer illustration and message boxes on this menu give you
detailed printer status information. The appearance of the printer
illustration changes to reflect the current printer status, described
in the upper message box. If a printer error occurs, the lower
message box displays troubleshooting tips.
Consumables menu
Shows a graphic display of the amount of paper remaining in each
paper cassette, toner remaining in each-color toner cartridge, oil
remaining in the fuser oil roll, and service life remaining in the
photoconductor unit.
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Printer Information menu
If your printer is connected to your computer through a network,
this menu provides information on network connections and
other printer resources.
Making Monitoring Preference Settings
The Monitoring Preferences dialog box allows you to turn on the
background monitoring feature and specify the monitoring
interval (the length of time between status information updates)
for the selected printer. To open the Monitoring Preferences
dialog box, see “Turning on background monitoring” on the next
page.
When you turn on background monitoring, the Status Monitor
updates the status information for the selected printer “in the
background” whenever you are using your computer. A Status
Alert dialog box is displayed in the lower right corner of your
computer screen. It provides short messages, and a Details button
that allows you to open the Printer Status window.
Turning on background monitoring
Follow the steps below to monitor the selected printer and specify
when the Status Alert dialog box appears.
1. Make sure the Status Monitor is active. (It is active if a printershaped icon appears on the taskbar at the bottom of your
computer screen.) If the icon is not on the taskbar, access
EPSON Status Monitor 2 from the Settings menu as described
on page 5-8. Then point to Background Monitoring on the
Settings menu and click Monitor from restart or Monitor
now.
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2. Select the printer you want to monitor from the Installed
Printers list, and then click Monitoring Preferences on the
Settings menu. The dialog box appears.
Note:
The Background Monitoring and Status Alert settings in the
Monitoring Preferences dialog box are not available while the Status
Monitor is inactive.
3. Use the slider to adjust the monitoring interval, if necessary.
Note:
Setting a short monitoring interval may cause some applications to
run more slowly.
4. Click Monitor this printer to turn on background monitoring
for the selected printer and view the Status Alert options.
5. Click the Status Alert options to specify when you want the
Status Alert dialog box to appear.
6. Click OK to save your settings and close the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box.
Using the background monitoring icon
A printer-shaped background monitoring icon appears on the
taskbar on your computer screen when the Status Monitor is
active. (To activate the Status Monitor, see step 1 of “Turning on
background monitoring” on page 5-10.)
Double-clicking the background monitoring icon opens the
EPSON Status Monitor 2 window. Right-clicking this icon opens
a pop-up menu where you can choose whether the Status Alert
dialog box will appear in front of other windows on the desktop.
This pop-up menu also allows you to deactivate the Status
Monitor. When you deactivate the Status Monitor, the
background monitoring icon disappears from the taskbar.
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Chapter 6
Using Options
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Large Capacity Paper Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
ROM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Interface Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
EPSON RIP Station 5000 Series II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
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There are a number of options available for your printer as
introduced on page 1-4.
For installing each option, follow the instructions “Installing the
Options” in the Setup Guide. In this Chapter, special notices are
described.
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W
This option lets you load A3W-size paper up to 250 sheets.
To install this option, see Setup Guide. To load paper in the paper
cassette, see page 3-15 in this manual.
You can use the following types and size of paper with the
optional cassette unit.
Paper type
Paper size
Plain Paper
A3W (328 x 453 mm)
Capacity
Up to 250 sheets
(Total thickness:
less than 28 mm)
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Caution:
This paper cassette cannot be installed in the optional Large
Capacity Paper Unit. Attempting to force it will damage the
paper cassette and large capacity paper unit.
Note:
❏ You cannot use paper other than A3W-size paper in this paper
cassette.
❏ Load the narrow edge first with the printable surface down.
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Large Capacity Paper Unit
This option has three paper cassettes and increases paper feeding
capacity.
For installing this option, see Setup Guide. For loading paper in
the paper cassette, see page 3-15 in this manual.
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Caution:
This printer weighs approximately 70 kg (154 lb). Because you
need to lift the printer to install this option, make sure to read
and follow the instructions in the Setup Guide or the option’s
documentation.
You can use paper that matches the following specifications in
either paper cassette in this unit.
Paper type
Paper size
Capacity
Plain Paper
A3, A4, B4, B5*,
Letter (LT),
Legal (LG),
Executive (EXE)*,
Leadger (B)
Up to 250 sheets
(Total thickness:
less than 28 mm)
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* Available depending on country of purchase
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The Optional 250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit (A3W)
cannot be installed in this paper unit. Attempting to force it will
damage the paper unit and paper cassette.
Note:
❏ You can insert the paper cassette in any slot. However, you cannot
insert the optional lower paper cassette.
❏ Load narrow edge first for A3, B4, Legal, and Ledger (B) size paper.
❏ Load paper with the printable surface down.
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Memory Module
Your printer has 64 MB memory as default. You can increase this
printer memory up to 256 MB by installing optional DIMMs (Dual
In-line Memory Module).
This printer has two slots for optional DIMMs. To install DIMMs,
see Setup Guide.
You can purchase DIMMs from many vendors. Make sure that
the DIMM you purchase meets the following requirements:
DRAM type
Synchronous Dynamic RAM Double In-line
Memory Module (SD RAM DIMM)
Capacity
32MB, 64MB, or 128MB
Type
168-pin type, 64 bit, with SPD
Access speed
66.66 MHz or higher (15 ns or less)
Height
Less than 40 mm
Note:
The total printer memory is the default 64 MB plus all installed DIMM.
For example, if you install a 32MB DIMM, the total printer memory is
96 MB.
However, if you install two 128MB DIMMs, the total available printer
memory is 256 MB though the installed memory is more than 256 MB.
ROM Module
In some locations, there are optional ROM modules that can
expand your printer’s features.
To install a ROM module, see Setup Guide.
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Interface Cards
You can install an optional interface card to supplement your
printer’s built-in parallel interface and provide added network
compatibility. The EPSON interface cards in the table below are
compatible with your printer. (Not all interfaces are available in
all countries.)
Model number
Name
C82357*/C82362*/
C82363*/C82364*
Ethernet Interface Card
C82307*
32KB Serial Interface Card
C82310*
32KB Parallel Interface Card
C82314*
Coax Interface Card
C82315*
Twinax Interface Card
C82312*
LocalTalk Interface Card
C82313*
GPIB Interface Card
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If you are unsure whether you need an optional interface or would like to
know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
To install an interface card, see Setup Guide.
Note:
There are two slots for optional interface cards. You can install two
different types of the interface cards at the same time.
EPSON RIP Station 5000 Series II
This option is a hard ware RIP color print server. It lets you print
documents that are formatted. Adobe PostScript 3™.
To install the EPSON RIP Station 5000 Series II and connect it to
your printer, see the documentation that comes with your RIP.
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Chapter 7
Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Precautions when replacing consumable products. . . . . . . . 7-2
Replacement messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Fuser oil roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10
Photoconductor unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
Waste toner collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21
Cleaning the outside of the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21
Cleaning the paper path roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23
For long distances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23
For short distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23
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Replacing Consumable Products
You need to replace the following consumable products when
you are given a notice message on the control panel display or in
EPSON Status Monitor 2.
Precautions when replacing consumable products
When replacing consumable products, please be sure to:
❏ Clear enough space for the replacement procedure. You will
have to open some parts (such as the front cover) of the printer
when you are replacing consumables.
❏ Do not remove consumable products from the printer unless
they need to be replaced.
❏ Do not put used consumable products in the printer.
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Warning:
❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked
CAUTION! HIGH TEMPERATURE. If the printer has
been in use, the fuser can be very hot.
❏ Do not dispose of used consumable products in fire, as they
can explode and cause injury. Dispose of them according to
local regulations.
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Replacement messages
When you find the following messages on the control panel
display or on the screen of EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility, replace
the appropriate comsumable products. You can continue to
printing for a short time after a message appears, but EPSON
recommends early replacement to maintain print quality and
extend the life of your printer.
Control panel
message
EPSON Status
Monitor 2
message
Description
XXXX* Toner
Low
There is no more X
(or X) toner.
Amount of remaining
toner in the toner
cartridge(s) is low.
Warning
Photocondctr
The time to
replace the
photoconductor
unit is near.
Photoconductor unit is
near the end of its service
life.
Waste T Box
Nearfull
The time to
replace the
waste toner
collector is near.
The waste toner collector
is almost full of toner.
Oil Roll Near
Empty
The time to
replace the fuser
oil roll is near.
There is very little
remaining oil in the fuser
oil roll.
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* Letter(s) of Y, M, C, and/or K that should be replaced displays. For
exmaple, the message "Y Toner Low" means that you need to replace
yellow toner cartridge.
Note:
❏ If you press the Continue button, the message on the control panel
display disappears.
❏ When more than one consumable product needs to be replaced at the
same time, each message will appear after you press the Continue
button.
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If you continue to use the printer without replacing consumable
products and it reaches the end of its service life, the printer stops
printing and displays the following messeges on the control
display or in EPSON Status Monitor 2. When this happens, the
printer cannot resume printing until you replace the depleted
consumable products.
Control panel
message
EPSON Status
Monitor 2
message
Description
XXXX* Toner
Out
The X (and X)
toner has run out.
The toner cartridge is
empty.
Replace
Photocondctr
The life of the
photoconductor
unit has benn
reached.
The photoconductor unit
has reached the end of
its service life.
Replace
Waste T Box
The waste toner
collector is full.
The waste toner collector
has become full.
Replace Oil
Roll
The oin in the fuser
oil roll has run out.
There is no oil left in the
fuser oil roll.
* Letter(s) of Y, M, C, and/or K indicate what color toner should be
replaced. For exmaple, the message "Y Toner Low" means that you
need to replace yellow toner cartridge.
Note:
The message appears for only one consumable products of a time. After
replacing the consumable product, check the control panel display for
replacement messages about other consumables products.
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Toner cartridge
According to the message on the control panel display or on the
screen of EPSON Status Monitor 2, replace the correct toner
cartridge from the list below:
Toner Cartridge (Yellow)
Toner Cartridge (Magenta)
Toner Cartridge (Cyan)
Toner Cartridge (Black)
S050016
S050017
S050018
S050019
Handling precautions
❏ Do not put a used toner cartridge in the printer.
❏ Do not install a cartridge for at least one hour after moving it
from a cool to a warm environment.
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❏ Try not to touch the toner and avoid all contact with your
eyes. If the toner gets on your skin or clothes, wash it off with
soap and water immediately. Keep toner cartridges out of the
reach of children.
❏ Do not dispose of the used toner cartridges in fire, as they
can explode and cause injury.
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Replacing a toner cartridge
1. Confirm the color of the toner cartridge that needs to be
replaced by checking the control panel display.
2. Open the front cover.
3. See which color currently appears in the cartridge installment
window.
If you can see the color that you need to replace, go to step 5.
If you see a different color, go to next step.
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4. There is a switch located at the upper left. Push it up, then
release it. There is a round knob located just above the
installment window. Turn it clockwise until it stops. The
switch drops down to lower position automatically and the
next cartridge slot appears in the installation window. Repeat
this step until the cartridge that you want to replace appears.
Note:
If the knob cannot be turned, check if the switch is up. Do not turn
the knob by force.
5. Turn the cartridge knob counterclockwise 90 degrees so that
the O symbol on the knob is in the position shown below. By
turning the knob, the cartridge extends slightly.
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6. Pull the cartridge out of the slot.
7. Take a new cartridge out of package and gently shake it back
and forth and from front to back as shown below to distribute
toner evenly.
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8. Hold the cartridge arrow side up. Insert it all the way into the
cartridge slot.
9. Turn the cartridge knob clockwise 90 degrees so that the O
symbol on the knob is in the position shown below. By turning
knob, the cartridge is inserted and locked into the slot.
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otherwise, you may have toner problems or leakage.
10. If you need to replace another cartridge, repeat steps 3 to 9.
11. Close the front cover.
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Fuser oil roll
Prepare the fuser oil roll S052002 for replacement.
Handling precautions
❏ Do not touch the white roll surface.
❏ If the oil gets your skin or clothes, wash it off immediately.
❏ The roll should be always kept horizontally. Do not tilt or lean
it against something. Doing so can cause oil leakage and
reduced print quality.
❏ Keep the fuser oil roll out of the reach of children.
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Warning:
Do not dispose of the used fuser oil roll in fire, as it can explode
and cause injury.
Replacing the fuser oil roll
1. Pull down the face-up tray.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser or the area around the fuser,
which are marked CAUTION! HIGH TEMPERATURE. If
the printer has been in use, the fuser can be very hot.
3. Hold the handle of the fuser oil roll and remove it.
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4. Take a new fuser oil roll from the box and remove the cover
and two shipping pins as shown below:
Note:
Do not touch the white roll surface.
5. Hold the roll handle and insert it into the fuser unit, matching
the green marks on the roll and unit.
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6. Push the roll down firmly until it clicks into place.
7. Push the fuser unit into the printer until it clicks.
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Photoconductor unit
Prepare the photoconductor unit S051061 for replacement. The
photoconductor unit includes the waste toner collector. When
you replace the photoconductor unit, the waste toner collector is
replaced at the same time.
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Handling precautions
❏ When replacing the photoconductor unit, avoid exposing it
to room light any longer than necessary.
❏ Be sure not to scratch the surface of the drum. Also avoid
touching the drum, since oils from your skin can permanently
damage its surface and may affect print quality.
❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the photoconductor
unit in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air, or
corrosive gasses (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject
to extremes or rapid changes in heat or humidity.
❏ Keep the photoconductor unit out of the reach of children.
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Warning:
Do not dispose of the used photoconductor unit in fire, as it can
explode and cause injury.
Replacing the photoconductor unit
1. Turn off the printer.
Note:
When replacing the photoconductor unit, make sure to turn off the
printer.
2. Open the front cover.
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3. Turn the large lever counterclockwise 90 degrees.
4. Turn the small lever to the right.
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6. Hold the handle at the top of the photoconductor unit and
gently pull it all the way out.
7. Take a new photoconductor unit out of its package and
remove the protective sheet by holding the handle as shown
below.
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❏ Be sure not to scratch or touch the surface of the drum.
❏ When replacing the photoconductor unit, avoid
exposing it to room light any longer than necessary.
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8. Hold the handle at the top of the photoconductor unit and
place the unit on the guide rails. Insert it all the way into the
printer.
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9. Turn the small lever to the left.
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10. Turn the large lever clockwise 90 degrees.
11. Close the front cover.
Waste toner collector
Prepare the waste toner collector S050020 for replacement. The
waste toner collector is a part of the photoconductor unit and it is
replaced during photoconductor unit replacement, however,
sometimes you may need to replace the waste toner collector
seperately.
Handling precautions
❏ Do not reuse toner found in the waste toner collector.
❏ Keep the waste toner collector out of the reach of children.
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1. Open the front cover.
2. Grasp the handle and tab of the waste toner collector to release
the lock.
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3. Pull out the waste toner collector.
4. Take out a new waste toner collector.
5. Hold the handle of the collector and insert it into the slot all
the way until the tab clicks.
6. Close the front cover.
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Cleaning the Printer
The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If you notice a paper
feeding problem and there is no probelm with your paper, you
may be able to alleviate the problem by cleaning the paper path
roller as described in this section.
Cleaning the outside of the printer
If the printer’s outer case is dirty or dusty, turn off the printer and
clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent.
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Caution:
Never use alcohol or thinner to clean the printer cover; these
chemicals can damage the components and the case. Be careful
not to get water on the printer mechanism or any electronic
components.
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Cleaning the paper path roller
If the paper feeding problems occur when you are using the
correct paper, the paper path roller in the paper path unit may be
dirty. Follow the steps below to clean the paper path roller:
1. Turn off the printer.
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2. Pull out the paper path unit on the right side of the printer.
3. Wipe the upper side of two paper path rollers gently with a
clean dampened cloth.
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Caution:
Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or any
electronic components.
4. Close the paper path unit.
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Transporting the Printer
For long distances
If you need to move your printer a long distance, the printer
should be repacked using the original box, packing materials and
protective materials. Contact your dealer for assistance.
For short distances
When you need to move the printer a short distance, note the
following points.
When you move the printer only
1. First turn off the printer and remove the following parts.
❏ Power cord
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❏ Interface cable
❏ Paper in the MP tray and the paper cassette
❏ MP tray
❏ Face-up tray
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2. Four people should lift the printer to un install the MP tray
because the printer weighs approximately 70 kg (154 lb).
Make sure to lift it from the correct positions:
:
1
2
3
4
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Do not hold the MP tray.
3. When moving the printer always keep it horizontal.
To move the printer together with the large capacity paper unit
1. Unlock the four casters at the bottom of the paper unit.
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Chapter 8
Troubleshooting
Clearing Jammed Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Error messages for paper jam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Precautions for clearing jammed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Clearing the paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Clearing the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Clearing the fuser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Clearing the output path cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Clearing the optional large capacity paper unit . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Operational problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Printout problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
Print quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
Memory problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Paper handling problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26
Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27
Resetting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35
Reset all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35
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Clearing Jammed Paper
When paper is jammed in the printer, the printer’s control panel
display and EPSON Status Monitor 2 provide alert messages.
Error messages for paper jam
If any of the following messages appear on the control panel
display, you must clear all jammed paper.
Paper Jam
Paper is jammed at the fuser unit.
Feed Jam
Paper is jammed in the loading entrance area. Check the paper
cassette, MP tray, paper path unit, and optional large capacity
paper unit.
Exiting Paper Jam
Paper is jammed in the output area. Check the face-up tray or
face-down tray.
Check OHP Sheet
If you load transparencies the wrong direction or facing the
wrong side up, or you try to load a transparency other than
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies, the printer stops loading
in order to avoid printer damage. In this case, you need to
clear the jammed sheet from the MP tray or paper path unit.
Irregular Density
If you try to print at an overly high density, the printer stops
loading paper in order to avoid the printer damage. In this
case, you need to clear any jammed paper from the MP tray
or paper path unit.
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Precautions for clearing jammed paper
Make sure to observe the following points when you clear
jammed paper:
❏ Do not remove jammed paper by force. Torn paper can be
difficult to remove and might cause other paper jams. Pull it
gently in order to avoid tearing.
❏ If jammed paper is torn and remains in the printer, or if paper
is jammed in a place not mentioned in this chapter, contact
your dealer.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser or the area around the fuser,
which is marked CAUTION! HIGH TEMPERATURE. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser can be very hot.
Clearing the paper cassette
This section describes how to clear the printer’s paper cassette. If
you use the optional large capacity paper unit, follow the
instructions below for clearing jammed paper in the paper
cassette mounted on the large capacity paper unit.
1. Pull the paper cassette out slowly until it stops. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
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2. Remove the jammed or crumpled paper. If the paper is torn,
check to make sure you remove all pieces.
3. Replace the paper stock in the paper cassette and close it.
4. Pull the paper path unit out slowly until it stops. Be careful
not to tear the jammed paper.
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5. Pull out the jammed paper from the bottom of the paper path
unit.
6. Close the paper path unit firmly
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Clearing the MP tray
1. Pull the jammed paper out gently
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2. Pull the paper path unit out until it stops. Be careful not to
tear the jammed paper.
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3. Open unit cover by grasping the handle and pulling up.
4. Turn the knob on the unit clockwise, as shown below. The
jammed paper should come out.
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5. After the jammed paper is ejected halfway, pull the paper up
as shown below.
6. Close the cover of the unit.
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7. Close the paper path unit firmly.
Clearing the fuser unit
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Caution:
When the paper is jammed in the path to the face-up tray, clear
it from the fuser unit. Do not pull jammed paper from the faceup tray.
1. Pull the fuser unit out gently until it stops. Be careful not to
tear the jammed paper.
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2. Grasp the handle of the fuser oil roll and remove it.
Handle
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Caution:
❏ Do not touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION!
HIGH TEMPERATURE. If the printer has been in use,
the fuser can be very hot.
❏ Reattach the fuser oil roll as soon as you clear any
jammed paper.
❏ The roll should be always kept horizontally. Do not tilt
or place it against something. Doing so can cause oil
leakage and reduced print quality.
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3. Turn the knob in the fuser unit to eject the jammed paper as
shown below.
4. Pull out the jammed paper.
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5. Reattach the fuser oil roll.
6. Close the fuser unit firmly.
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Clearing the output path cover
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Caution:
When the paper is jammed in the path to the face-down tray, clear
it from the fuser unit. Do not pull jammed paper from the facedown tray.
1. Open the output path cover on the left side of the printer.
2. Remove all jammed paper. If paper has jammed at the top of
the output path, gently lift it out. If it has jammed near the
bottom of the output path cover, carefully pull it out of the
printer.
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3. Close the output path cover.
Clearing the optional large capacity paper unit
1. Open the feeder cover on the right side of the paper unit.
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2. Pull the jammed paper out gently. Be careful not to tear the
paper.
3. Close the feeder cover.
Note:
If the paper is jammed in the paper cassette mounted in the paper unit,
see page 8-3.
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Problems and Solutions
You can solve most printer problems with the help of the manual.
Look through this section to find the kind of problem you have,
then try the recommended solutions in the order they are
presented until your problem is solved.
Note:
If the problem persists after you work through the suggestions in this
section, contact your dealer for assistance.
Operational problems
The On Line light does not turn on when you turn the printer on.
Cause
What to do
The power cord may be not
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Turn off the printer and check the
power cord connections between the
printer and the electrical outlet; then
turn the printer back on.
The electrical outlet may be
controlled by an outside
switch or automatic timer.
Make sure the switch is turned on or
plug another electrical device into the
outlet to check whether the outlet is
operating properly.
The printer does not print and the On Line light is off.
Cause
What to do
The printer is off line.
Press On Line once to put the printer
on line (the On Line light comes on).
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The On Line light is on but nothing prints.
Cause
What to do
Your computer may not be
properly connected to the
printer.
Perform the procedure described in
“Connecting to the computer” in the
Setup Guide.
The interface cable may not
be plugged in securely.
Check both ends of the cable between
the printer and the computer. Be sure
to secure the connector using the wire
retaining clips.
You may not be using the
correct interface cable.
Make sure that if you are using a
parallel interface, the cable is a
double-shielded, twisted-pair
interface cable no longer than six feet
in length.
Some error may have
occurred.
Check the control panel display if an
error massage appears.
Your software is not
properly set up for your
printer.
Make sure that your printer is
properly selected in your software.
Your computer system’s
memory is too small to
handle the volume of data in
your document.
Try reducing the image resolution of
your document in your image-editing
software, or install more memory in
your computer if you can.
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Printout problems
The font selected with software commands won't print.
Cause
What to do
You may use the printer
fonts substituted for
specified TrueType fonts.
In the printer driver, choose “Print
TrueType fonts as bitmap” on the
Optional Setting menu.
The selected font is not
supported by your printer.
Be sure you have installed the correct
font. See Appendix D for more
information.
Some or all of the printout is garbled or printed as asterisks
Cause
What to do
The interface cable may not
be plugged in securely.
Make sure that both ends of the
interface cable are plugged in
securely.
You may not be using the
correct interface cable.
Make sure you use a double-shielded,
twisted-pair parallel interface cable no
longer than six feet in length.
The emulation setting for the
port may not be correct.
Specify the emulation mode with the
SelecType.
If the printer still does not print correctly, contact your dealer or a
qualified service person.
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Position of the printout is not correct
Cause
What to do
Page length and margins are
set incorrectly in your
application.
Make sure that you are using the
correct page length and margin
settings in your software program.
Graphics don't print correctly
Cause
What to do
The printer emulation
setting in your software
program may be incorrect.
Make sure that your software
program is set for the printer
emulation you are using. For
example, if you are using the LJ4
emulation mode, be sure that your
software program is set to use a
LaserJet 4 printer.
You may need more
memory.
Graphics require large amounts of
memory; see “Memory Problems” in
this chapter for more help.
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Print quality problems
The background is dark or dirty.
Cause
What to do
The paper path inside the
printer may be dusty.
Turn off the printer. Clean the paper
path inside the printer using a soft,
dry cloth.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page. If this does not
solve the problem, there may be a
problem with the photoconductor
unit. Replace the photoconductor
unit. See “Replacing the
photoconductor unit” on page 7-14.
You may not be using the
correct type of paper for your
printer.
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If the surface of your paper is too
rough, printed characters may appear
distorted or broken. EPSON special
paper, or smooth-high-quality copier
paper is recommended for best
results. See Chapter 3 “Paper
Handling”, for information on
choosing paper.
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Black or white bands appear in the printout.
Cause
What to do
The paper path inside the
printer may be dusty.
Turn off the printer. Clean the paper
path inside the printer using a soft,
dry cloth.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
There may be a problem with
the photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
“Replacing the photoconductor unit”
on page 7-14.
Uneven print quality on the page
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or
damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or
damp environment.
There may be a problem with
the photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
“Replacing the photoconductor unit”
on page 7-14.
Toner smudges
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or
damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
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You may not be using the
correct type of paper for your
printer.
If the surface of your paper is too
rough, printed characters may appear
distorted or broken. EPSON special
paper or smooth-high-quality copier
paper is recommended for best
results. See Chapter 3 “Paper
Handling” for information on
choosing paper.
The paper path inside the
printer may be dusty.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
If the problem persists, replace the
photoconductor unit. See “Replacing
the photoconductor unit” on page 714.
Missing areas on printed image
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or
damp.
Printing is sensitive to moisture
absorbed by the paper. The higher
the moisture content in the paper,
the lighter the printed output. Do
not store paper in a humid or damp
environment.
You may not be using the
correct type of paper for your
printer.
If the surface of your paper is too
rough, printed characters may appear
distorted or broken. EPSON special
paper or smooth-high-quality copier
paper is recommended for best
results. See Chapter 3 “Paper
Handling” for information on
choosing paper.
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Completely blank pages
Cause
What to do
The printer may have loaded
more than one sheet at a
time.
Remove the paper stack and fan it. Tap
it on a flat surface to even the edges.
Then reload the paper.
There may be no toner in the
toner cartridge.
If the Toner message indicates that the
amount of toner is low on the control
panel display or EPSON Status
Monitor 2, read “Replacing a toner
cartridge” starting on page 7-6.
There may be a problem with
the photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
“Replacing the photoconductor unit”
on page 7-14.
The problem may be with
your software program or
interface cable.
Print out a status sheet by pressing the
control panel button. If blank pages
continue to appear, the problem may
be with the printer. Turn off the
printer and contact your dealer.
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The printed image is light or faint
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or
damp.
The higher the moisture content in the
paper, the lighter the printed output.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
The Toner Save mode may be
on.
Turn off the Toner Save mode using
the printer driver.
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There may be a problem with
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Replace the photoconductor unit. See
“Replacing the photoconductor unit”
on page 7-14.
Non-printed side of the page is dirty
Cause
What to do
Toner may have spilled in
the paper feed path.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
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Memory problems
The message Need Memory appears on the control panel
display.
Cause
What to do
The printer has insufficient
memory available for the
current task.
To correct the error, press the
Continue button on the control panel.
If the message remains, reset the
printer as described on page 8-35. You
can also clear this message by turning
the printer off, waiting 10 seconds,
and then turning it back on.
You may need to increase the
amount of printer memory.
See “Memory Module” on page 6-4 for
more information on adding memory.
The message Image Optimum appears on the control panel
display.
Cause
What to do
The printer has insufficient
memory to print the page
using the specified print
quality.
The printer automatically reduces the
print quality so it can continue
printing. If the printout is not
acceptable, try simplifying the page
by limiting the number of graphics or
reducing the number of fonts or font
sizes.
Lower the Resolution setting to 300
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Paper handling problems
Paper does not feed from the proper paper source.
Cause
What to do
The paper source setting
may not be correct.
Be sure you have selected the proper
paper source in your software.
There may be no paper in the
paper cassette or MP tray.
Load it with paper.
Too many sheets may be
loaded in the paper cassette
or MP tray.
Be sure that you have not tried to load
too many sheets of paper. The paper
cassette can hold a maximum of 250
sheets of 75g/m2 (20lb) paper.
If you use the optional large
capacity unit, the unit may
not be installed properly.
See Setup Guide for instructions on
installing the large capacity paper
unit.
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Error Messages
This section contains a list of the messages shown on the display,
giving a brief description of each message and suggestions for
correcting the problem. You should realize that not every message
shown on the display indicates a problem, however.
Check OHP Sheet
You have loaded transparencies in the wrong direction or
with the wrong face up, or you have loaded a transparency
other than EPSON Color Laser Transparencies. The printer
stops loading in order to avoid printer damage. You need to
clear any jammed sheets from the MP tray or paper path unit.
See “Clearing Jammed Paper” in this chapter.
Exiting Paper Jam
Paper is jammed at an output area such as the face-up tray.
See “Clearing the Jammed Paper” in this chapter.
Paper Jam
Paper is jammed at the fuser unit. See “Clearing the Jammed
Paper” in this chapter.
Feed Jam
Paper is jammed at a loading entrance area such as the paper
cassette or MP tray. See “Clearing the Jammed Paper” in this
chapter.
Irregular Density
You have tried to print at an overly high density. The printer
stops loading paper in order to avoid printer damage. You
need to clear jammed paper from the MP tray or paper path
unit.
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XXXX Toner Crtg Out
XXXX: Letter(s) of Y, M, C, and/or K is indicated.
The indicated (XXXX) toner cartridge is not installed in the
printer. Install the proper toner cartridge. See “Replacing a
toner cartridge” on page 7-4.
Insert Photocondctr
The photoconductor unit is not installed, or is installed
incorrectly. Turn off the printer, then install or reinstall the
photoconductor unit. See “Replacing the photoconductor
unit” on page 7-14.
Insert Waste T Box
The waste toner collector is not installed. See “Replacing the
waste toner collector” on page 7-19 for installing.
Insert Oil Roll
The fuser oil roll is not installed. See “Replacing the fuser oil
roll” on page 7-10 for installing.
Wrong Photoconductor
You have installed a correct photoconductor that has not been
designed for this printer. Turn off the printer, then remove
the incorrect photoconductor unit and install one designed
for this printer (S051061). See “Replacing the photoconductor
unit” on page 7-14.
Photocondctr Trouble
The installed photoconductor unit has a problem. Turn off the
printer, then remove the photoconductor unit and install the
new photoconductor unit. See “Replacing the
photoconductor unit” on page 7-14.
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Replace Photocondctr
The photoconductor unit has reached the end of its service
life. Turn off the printer, then remove the photoconductor unit
and install the new photoconductor unit. See ”Replacing the
photoconductor unit” on page 7-14.
Replace Waste T Box
The waste toner collector has become full. Replace it with a
new waste toner collector. See ”Replacing the waste toner
collector” on page 7-19.
Replace Oil Roll
No oil is left in the fuser oil roll. Replace it with a new fuser
oil roll. See “Replacing the fuser oil roll” on page 7-10.
Front Cover Open
The front cover is open. Close it.
Exit Cover Open
The output path cover is open. Close it.
Fuser Unit Open
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The fuser unit is open. Close it.
Paper Unit Open
The paper path unit is open. Close it.
Feeder Cover Open
The feeder cover of the optional large capacity paper unit is
open. Close it.
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XXXX Toner Out
XXXX: Letter(s) of Y, M, C, and/or K is indicated.
No toner is in the indicated (XXXX) toner cartridge(s). Replace
it with the new toner cartridge. See “Replacing a toner
cartridge” on page 7-4.
Turn Paper
Paper is loaded incorrectly (you cannot load paper short-edge
first). Turn the paper 90 degrees and load it (you need to load
long-edge first.)
Manual Feed XXX YYYY
XXX: The selected paper source is indicated.
YYYY: The selected paper size is indicated.
The printer is waiting for media to be inserted manually.
Insert XXX
XXX: The selected paper source is indicated.
The indicated (XXX) paper source is open. Close it.
Paper Out XXX YYYY
XXX: The selected paper source is indicated.
YYYY: The selected paper size is indicated.
There is no paper in the specified paper source (XXX). Load
paper of the indicated size (YYYY) into the source.
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Paper Set XXX YYYY
XXX: The selected paper source is indicated.
YYYY: The selected paper size is indicated.
The paper loaded in the specified paper source (XXX) does not
match the required paper size (YYYY). Replace the loaded
paper with the correct size and press Continue.
If you press Continue without replacing the paper, the printer
will print on the loaded paper even though it does not match
the required size.
Print Overrun
The required time to process the print data exceeds the print
engine speed because the current page is too complex. Press
the Continue button to resume printing. If this message
appears again, turn on Page Protect in the Config Menu of
the SelecType setting.
If you continue to receive this message when printing a
particular page, try simplifying the page by limiting the
number of graphics or reducing the number and size of fonts.
You can also add more memory to the printer as described in
Chapter 6 “Using Options”.
Mem Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory available for the current
task. To correct the error, press the Continue button on the
control panel. If the message remains, reset the printer as
described on page 8-35. You can also clear this message by
turning the printer off, waiting 10 seconds, and then turning
it back on.
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Illegal Aux I/F Card
This message means that the printer cannot communicate
with the installed optional interface card. Turn off the printer
and remove the card, then reinstall it.
Illegal DIMM A
The printer cannot read the installed optional DIMM. Turn
off the printer and remove the DIMM.
Write Error DIMM A
This message indicates an internal error in the printer. Reset
the printer. If this error persists, consult your EPSON dealer
Menus Locked
This message appears if you try to change a printer setting
when the buttons have been locked.
Check Paper Size
The paper size setting is different from the size loaded in the
printer. Check to see if the correct size of paper is loaded in
the tray; then press the Continue button.
Image Optimum
There is insufficient memory to print the page using the
specified print quality. The printer automatically reduces the
print quality so it can continue printing. If the printout is not
acceptable, try simplifying the page by limiting the number
of graphics or reducing the number of fonts or font sizes.
Turn off the printer then resend the print data.
Turn the Image Optimum setting off on the Config menu of
SelecType.
You may need to increase the amount of printer memory. See
Chapter 6 “Using Options” for more information on adding
memory.
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Need Memory
The printer has insufficient memory available for the current
task. Add more memory to your printer as described in
“Memory Module” on page 6-4.
Format Error DIMM A
An unformatted DIMM has been inserted. If the DIMM has
been formatted, but is unreadable, format the DIMM again.
If, after reformatting, the DIMM is still unreadable, take it to
your dealer for repair or replacement.
To clear this error either press the Continue button or turn
off the printer and remove the DIMM.
Maintenance Req XXXX
XXXX: Any number is indicated.
Some part inside the printer should be replaced. Contact your
dealer and inform them what number (XXXX) appears.
Warning Photocondctr
The photoconductor unit is near the end of its service life. You
can continue to print until there is no remaining service life
but early replacement is recommended to maintain high print
quality. See “Replacing the photoconductor unit” on page 714.
Waste T Box Nearfull
Waste toner collector is nearly full of toner. Early replacement
with a new waste toner collector is recommended. See
“Replacing the waste toner collector” on page 7-19.
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The amount of remaining oil in the fuser oil roll is very small.
Early replacement with the new fuser oil roll is recommended.
See “Replacing the fuser oil roll” on page 7-10.
XXXX Toner Low
XXXX: Letter(s) of Y, M, C, and/or K is indicated.
The amount of remaining toner in the indicated (XXXX) toner
cartridge(s) is very small. Early replacement with the new
toner cartridge is recommended. See “Replacing a toner
cartridge” on page 7-4.
Service req eXXXX
XXXX: Any number is indicated.
A controller error or a print engine error has been detected.
Write down the error number listed on the display and turn
off the printer. Wait at least 10 seconds and then turn it back
on. If this error still occurs, turn off the printer, unplug the
power cord, and contact a qualified service person.
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Resetting the Printer
Reset
Resetting the printer stops printing and clears the current print
job received from the active interface. You may want to reset the
printer when there is a problem with the print job itself and the
printer cannot print successfully.
To reset the printer, hold down the Alt and the Reset button until
Reset appears on the display. Your printer is now reset and ready to
receive a new print job.
Reset all
Reset all stops printing, clears the printer memory, and returns
the printer settings to the default values. The print jobs received
in printer memory from all interfaces are erased. Current settings
and downloaded fonts are also erased.
To reset all, hold down the Alt and the Reset button until Reset
All appears on the display. Your printer is now reset and ready to
receive a new print job.
You can also perform reset all by turning off the printer.
Note:
Performing reset all clears print jobs received from all interfaces, so be
careful not to interrupt someone else's job.
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Available Paper Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Paper type specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Using the ECP mode in Windows 95. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Options and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W (C81302✽) . . . . A-16
Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81301✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Toner cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Photoconductor unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Fuser oil roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Waste toner collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
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Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the
manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the quality of any type of paper.
Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing
large jobs.
Available Paper Types
Paper type
Plain paper
Description
General copier paper
(Recycled paper is acceptable *)
Envelopes
No paste and no tape
No plastic window (unless specially designed for
laser printers)
Labels
The backing sheet should be covered
completely, with no gaps between each label
Thick paper
Weight: 105 to 220 g/m2
Transparencies
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
Colored paper
Non-coated
Paper with letterhead
Paper and ink for letterhead are both of laser
laser printer type.
* Use recycled paper only under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Poor
quality paper may reduce print quality, cause paper jams and other problems.
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Plain paper
Weight:
60 to 105 g/m 2, 16 to 28 lb
Size:
A3W (328 mm × 453 mm)
A3 (297 mm × 420 mm)
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
A5 (148 mm × 210 mm)
B4 (257 mm × 364 mm)
B5 (182 mm × 257 mm)
International B5 (176 mm × 250 mm)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half-Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Government Letter (8.5 × 10.5 inches)
Government Legal (8.5 × 13 inches)
Executive (7.25 × 10.5 inches)
Ledger [B] (11× 17 inches)
F4 (210 mm × 330 mm)
Custom (90 to 330.2 mm × 139.7 to 483 mm)
Paper Sources:
MP tray
for all sizes
Standard lower paper cassette unit
for A3, A4, B4, B5, Letter, Legal,
Executive, and Ledger (B)
Optional lower paper cassette unit A3W
for A3W
Optional large capacity paper unit
for A3, A4, B4, B5*, Letter, Legal,
Executive *, and Ledger (B)
*
Available depending on country of purchase
Envelopes
Size:
Monarch (3 7/8 × 7 1/2 inches)
Commercial 10 (4 1/8 × 9 1/2 inches)
DL (110 mm × 220 mm)
C6 (114 mm × 162 mm)
Paper Source:
MP tray
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Weight:
105 to 220 g/m2, 28 to 58.5 lb
Size:
90 to 330.2 mm × 139.7 to 483 mm
Paper Source:
MP tray
Thick paper
Weight:
105 to 220 g/m2, 28 to 58.5 lb
Size:
90 to 330.2 mm × 139.7 to 483 mm
Paper Source:
MP tray
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
Size:
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Paper Source:
MP tray
Printable area
4 mm minimum margin on all sides
Note:
The printable area varies, depending on the emulation mode in use.
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General
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Resolution:
600 dpi × 600 dpi
Continuous Printing
speed (with A4/Letter):
Color printing:
4 pages per minute or more
Black only printing:
16 pages per minute or more
First print (with A4/
Letter):
Color printing:
To face-up tray: Less than 42.6 seconds
To face-down tray: Less than 47.6 seconds
Black only printing:
To face-up tray: Less than 20 seconds
To face-down tray: Less than 24.9 seconds
Warm-up time:
About 300 seconds at normal temperature
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed alignment:
Left alignment for all sizes
Input paper supply:
MP tray:
Up to 150 sheets for plain paper
Up to 20 sheets for envelopes
Up to 75 sheets for labels, thick paper, and
transparencies
Paper cassette:
Up to 250 sheets (in all paper cassettes
including optional devices)
Paper output:
Face-down tray:
For plain paper (182 × 257 mm or more) only
Face-up tray:
For all paper types
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Paper output capacity:
Face-down tray:
Up to 250 sheets
Face-up tray:
Up to 150 sheets (less than A4-size paper)
Up to 50 sheets (A4-size or more paper)
Internal emulation:
HP listed LaserJet 4 emulation (LJ4 mode)
HP-GL/2 emulations (GL2 mode)
ESC/P2 24-pin printer emulation
(ESCP2 mode)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX mode)
IBM Proprinter emulation (I239Xmode)
Resident fonts:
49 scalable fonts, and seven bitmap fonts
RAM:
64MB, expandable up to 256MB
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity:
Altitude:
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Operation:
10 to 32 °C (50 to 90 °F)
Storage:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Operation:
15 to 80% RH
Storage:
15 to 80% RH
2,500 meters (8200 feet) maximum
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Dimensions and
weight:
Height:
490 mm (19.3 inches)
Width:
728 mm (28.7 inches)*
*When expanding all trays,
1367.4 mm (53.8 inches)
Durability:
Depth:
641 mm (25.2 inches)
Weight:
Approx. 70 kg (about 154 lbs.)
excluding options
5 years or 180,000 sheets, whichever comes first
Electrical
110 V/120 V model
220-240 V model
Voltage
110 V/120 V 10%
220 V/240 V 10%
Rated frequency
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
Rated current
Less than 10 A
Less than 5 A
Power consumption
Less than1100 W
Less than 1100 W
Power consumption in
standby mode
Less than 20 W
Less than 20 W
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Parallel interface
The parallel (IEEE 1284-I compliant) interface connector pin assignments are
shown in the table below. The column heading “Direction” refers to the
direction of signal flow as viewed from the printer.
Pin No.
Direction
IEEE 1284-B connector
Compatibility
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Nibble
nStrobe
ECP
1
IN
2
IN/OUT
DATA1
3
IN/OUT
DATA2
4
IN/OUT
DATA3
5
IN/OUT
DATA4
6
IN/OUT
DATA5
7
IN/OUT
DATA6
8
IN/OUT
DATA7
9
IN/OUT
DATA8
10
OUT
nACK
PtrClk
PeriphClk
11
OUT
Busy
PrtBusy
PeriphAck
12
OUT
PError
AckDataReq
nAckReverse
13
OUT
Select
14
IN
nAutoFd
HostClk
Xflag
HostBusy
15
NC
16
GND
17
CG
18
PeripheralLogic High
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Compatibility
Nibble
19 - 30
ECP
GND
31
IN
32
OUT
nlnit
nFault
nReverse
Request
nDataAvail
33
GND
34
NC
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nPeriphRequest
IEEE1284 Active
nstrobe/HostClk
Compatibility mode:
Latch pulse used to read in print data. When
low, DATA is valid.
Negotiation phase:
Latch pulse used to read in extensibility
request values.
Nibble mode:
Always high.
ECP mode:
Used to transfer data and addresses from the
host to the printer with handshaking via
PeriphAck (Busy).
DATA 1 to DATA 8 (bidirectional, but may always be an input if ECP
or EPP mode is not supported)
Compatibility mode:
Forward channel data.
Negotiation phase:
Extensibility request value.
Nibble mode:
Not used.
ECP mode:
Bidirectional data.
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nACK/PtrClk/PeriphClk
All modes:
DATA 8 is the MSB, DATA 1 is the LSB.
Compatibility mode:
Acknowledgment low pulse in order to
indicate that data was transferred from the
host.
Negotiation phase:
Low signal indicates IEEE 1284 is supported;
set to high afterwards to indicate that
theXflag and “data available” flag are valid.
transfer phase:
Reverse data In nibble mode, a low signal
indicates that the nibble data is valid.
Reverse idle phase:
When switched from low to high, generates
an interrupt that notifies the host that there
is data available.
ECP mode:
Used to transfer data from the printer to the
host with handshaking via HostAck
(nAutoFd).
Busy/PtrBusy/PeriphClk
A-10
Compatibility mode:
High signal indicates that the printer is not
ready to receive data.
Negotiation phase:
Reflects the BUSY status of the forward
channel.
Reverse data transfer
phase:
In nibble mode, this signal serves as nibble
data bit 3 and then 7.
Reverse idle phase:
Reflects the BUSY status of the forward
channel.
ECP mode:
Used for forward direction flow control. In
reverse direction, this signal is used as a
ninth data bit that indicates whether the data
signals indicate a command or data.
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PError/AckDataReq/nAckReverse
Compatibility mode:
High signal indicates that a feed jam has
occurred in the paper supply section, or that
there is no paper in the paper tray.
Negotiation phase:
High signal indicates whether or not IEEE
1284 is supported. Afterwards, this signal
conforms with NDataAvail (nFault).
Reverse data transfer
phase:
In nibble mode, this signal serves as nibble
data bit 2 and then 6.
Reverse final phase:
High until the host requests a data transfer.
Afterwards, this signal conforms with
NDataAvail (nFault).
ECP mode:
Low signal authorizes nReverseRequest. The
host looks at this signal in order to determine
whether or not it has permission to drive the
data signals.
Set/Xflag
Compatibility mode:
Always high.
Negotiation phase:
Xflag indicates the extensibility flag. Used to
respond to the extensibility request value
sent from the host.
Reverse data transfer
phase:
In nibble mode, this signal serves as nibble
data bit 1 and then 5.
Reverse idle phase:
Same as negotiation phase.
ECP mode:
Same as negotiation phase.
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nAutoFd/HostBusy/HostAck
Compatibility mode:
Not used.
Negotiation phase:
In order to request 1284 mode, this signal is
set low and IEEE 1284active (nSelectIn) is set
high. Afterwards, this signal is set high
whenPtrClk (nAck) is set low.
Reverse data transfer
phase:
In nibble mode, setting this signal low
indicates to the printer that the host is ready
to receive data. When this signal is
subsequently set high, it indicates that the
host received the data.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is set high in response to a PtrClk
(nAck) low pulse in order to return to be
reverse data phase. If this signal is set high at
the same time that IEEE 1284active
(nSelectIn) is set low, the IEEE 1284 idle
phase is aborted and the interface returns to
compatibility mode.
ECP mode:
Used for reverse direction flow control. Also
used for handshaking via PeriphClk (nAck).
NC
Not used.
PeripheralLogicHigh
Pull up to + 5 V with 3.9 kΩ.
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nInit/nReverseRequest
Compatibility mode:
When a low signal is detected, the printer is
deemed to be BUSY until the low signal is
released.
Negotiation phase:
Always high.
Reverse data transfer
phase:
Always high.
ECP mode:
Low when switching to reverse direction.
The peripheral device has permission to
drive the data signal only when this signal is
low and 1284active is high.
nFault/DataAvail/nPeriphRequest
Compatibility mode:
Low signal indicates that an error occurred.
Negotiation phase:
This signal is set high in order to authorize
1284 compatibility. In nibble mode, after the
host sets HostBusy (nAutoFd) high, this
signal is set low in order to indicate that the
transmission data is ready.
Reverse data transfer
phase:
This signal is set low in order to indicate to a
nibble mode host that the transmission data
is ready. Afterwards, this signal serves as
nibble data bit 0 and then 4.
Reverse final phase:
Indicates whether or not the data is valid.
ECP mode:
This signal is set low to request
communications with the host. Valid in both
forward and reverse direction.
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nSelectIn/IEEE1284active
Compatibility mode:
Always low.
Negotiation phase:
This signal is set high at the same time that
HostBusy is low in order to request 1284
mode.
Reverse data transfer
phase:
This signal is set high to indicate that the bus
direction is from the printer to the host. This
signal is set low to terminate 1284 mode,
setting the bus direction from the host to the
printer.
Reverse idle phase:
Same as reverse data transfer phase.
ECP mode:
Always high. This signal is set low to
terminate ECP mode and return to
compatibility mode.
GND
Twisted pair return signal.
CG
Connected to the printer chassis. This signal and GND are connected.
+5V
Pull up to + 5 V with 1 kΩ.
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Using the ECP mode in Windows 95
To use the ECP mode with a Parallel (IEEE 1284 level I compliant) connector,
your computer must support the ECP mode.
Note:
The ECP mode is not available with Windows NT 4.0.
To use the ECP mode, follow these steps:
1.
Make the ECP mode settings in the BIOS setting program that comes
with your computer (for details of the settings and how to use the
program, consult your computer’s documentation).
2.
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
3.
Right-click the System icon, and click Open in the menu that appears.
4.
Select the Device Manager tab.
5.
Select the ECP Printer Port under Ports [COM & LPT], then click the
Properties button.
6.
Select the Resources tab.
7.
Make the appropriate settings in the Resource settings dialog box. The
settings depend on your computer system. For details, consult your
computer’s documentation.
8.
Click OK to save the settings.
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250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit A3W (C81302])
Paper size:
A3W (328 mm × 453 mm)
Paper weight:
60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity up to 250 sheets
Paper types:
Plain paper
Dimensions and weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
108 mm (4.3 inches)
560 mm (22.0 inches)
547 mm (21.5 inches)
2.7 kg (5.9 lb)
Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81301])
Paper size:
A3, A4, Letter, Legal, B4, B5*, Executive *, and
Ledger (B)
*
Available depending on country of purchase
Paper weight:
60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
Paper feed:
Three paper cassettes mounted
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity up to 250 sheets
(for each cassette)
Paper feed speed
(A4 paper):
4 pages per minute for color printing
16 pages per minute for black only printing
Paper types:
Plain paper
Power supply:
DC 5 V supplied by the printer
Dimensions and weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
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378 mm (14.9 inches)
560 mm (22.0 inches)
556 mm (21.9 inches)
24.2 kg (53.4 lb) including all cassettes
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Toner cartridges
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
Life:
Black:
Up to 4500 images
(under the conditions of A4size paper, continuous
printing, and 5% print ratio)
Yellow, Megenta, Cyan:
Up to 6000 images
The number of pages you can print with toner cartridges varies depending
on the type of printing.
Photoconductor unit
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
Life:
20,000 pages
(under the conditions of A4size paper, continuous
printing, and 5% print ratio)
The number of pages you can print with a photoconductor unit varies
depending on the type of printing.
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Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
Life:
20,000 pages
(average 120 pages or more
use a day)
Waste toner collector
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 80% RH
Life:
20,000 pages
(under the conditions of A4size paper, continuous
printing, and 5% print ratio)
The number of pages you can print with a waste toner box varies depending
on the type of printing.
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Appendix B
Symbol Sets
Introduction to Symbol Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
In LJ4 Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
International Set for ISO sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-21
In ESC/P 2 or FX Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-22
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-26
Characters available with the ESC (^ command . . . . . . . . . . B-27
In I239X Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
In EPSON GL/2 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
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Your printer can access a variety of symbol sets. Many of these symbol sets
differ only in the international characters specific to each language.
Note:
Normally, your software handles fonts and symbols, so you probably never need to
adjust the printer's settings. If you are writing your own printer control programs,
or if you are using older software that cannot control fonts, refer to the following
sections for symbol set details.
When you are considering which font to use, you should also consider which
symbol set to combine with the font. Available symbol sets vary depending
on which emulation mode you use and which font you choose.
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The following table lists the symbol sets available in LJ4 emulation mode.
A table of the characters for each set is included later in this chapter.
Symbol set name
Symbol set
ID for ESC (
Available typefaces
(see next page)
Roman-8*
(includes another 19 sets)
Roman Extension
ECM94-1
Legal
8859-2 ISO
PsMath
8859-9 ISO
WiTurkish
MsPublishing
VeMath
DeskTop
Math-8
WiE.Europe
PcTk437
Windows
PsText
IBM-US
IBM-DN
McText
PcMultilingual
VeInternational
VeUS
PiFont
PcE.Europe
Symbol
WiAnsi
Wingdings
OCR A
OCR B
OCR B Extension
Code 3-9
EAN/UPC
8U
43 typefaces + bitmap**
0E
0N
1U
2N
5M
5N
5T
6J
6M
7J
8M
9E
9T
9U
10J
10U
11U
12J
12U
13J
14J
15U
17U
19M
19U
579L
0O
1O
3Q
0Y
8Y
bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
35 typefaces
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces
35 typefaces
35 typefaces
43 typefaces
35 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
35 typefaces
43 typefaces
Symbol Set SWA
43 typefaces
More WingBats SWM
OCR A
OCR B
OCR B
Code 3-9 (2 types)
EAN/UPC (2 types)
* The other 19 sets are the following: Norweg1, Italian, Swedish, ANSI ASCII, UK, French,
German, Spanish, Norweg2, French2, HP German, JIS ASCll, HP Spanish, Chinese,
IRV, Swedis2, Portuguese, IBM Portuguese, and IBM Spanish. These are partial
variations of the Roman-8 set.
**Bitmap means the Line Printer typeface.
Symbol Sets
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The 35 and 43 typefaces refer to those shown in the table below:
Typefaces
B-4
35
43
Flareserif 821 SWC
Incised 901 SWC
Clarendon Condensed SWC
Ribbon 131 SWC
Original Garamond SWC
Audrey Two SWC
Zapf Humanist 601 SWC
Swiss 742 Condensed SWC
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Swiss 721 SWM
Dutch 801 SWM
-
N
N
Courier SWC
Letter Gothic SWC
Dutch 801 SWC
Swiss 742 SWC
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
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Roman Extension (0E)
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Legal (1U)
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PsMath (5M)
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WiTurkish (5T)
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VeMath (6M)
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Math-8 (8M)
B-10
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PcTk437 (9T)
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PsText (10J)
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IBM-DN (11U)
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PcMultilingual (12U)
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VeUS (14J)
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PcE.Europe (17U)
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WiAnsi (19U)
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OCR A (0O)
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OCR B Extension (3Q)
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EAN/UPC (8Y)
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To obtain the symbol sets listed below, substitute the characters in the ANSI
ASCII sets with the characters in the table below.
Iso set
ASCII code hex
23 24 40 5B 5C 5D 5E 60 7B 7C 7D 7E
ANSI ASCII (0U)
Norweg 1 (0D)
French (0F)
HP German (0G)
Italian (0l)
JlS ASCII (0K)
Swedis 2 (0S)
Norweg 2 (1D)
UK (1E)
French 2 (1F)
German (1G)
HP Spanish (1S)
Chinese (2K)
Spanish (2S)
IRV (2U)
Swedish (3S)
Portuguese (4S)
B
IBM Portuguese (5S)
IBM Spanish (6S)
Symbol Sets
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PC 437, 850, 860,
863, 865
857, 852,
BRASCII,
Abicamp
PC 437
OCR A
EPSON
Roman
N
×
×
×
Courier SWC
N
N
×
×
EPSON Sans
serif
N
×
×
×
EPSON
Prestige
N
×
×
×
EPSON Script
N
×
×
×
Letter Gothic
SWC
N
N
×
×
Swiss 721
SWM*
N
N
×
×
Dutch 801
SWM*
N
N
×
×
OCR B
×
×
N
×
OCR A
×
×
×
N
*Available only in ESC/P 2 mode.
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PC437 (U.S./Standard Europe)
PC850 (Multilingual)
PC860 (Portuguese)
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PC865 (Norwegian)
PC857 (PcTurk2)
PC852 (East Europe)
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Abicomp
Italic
B
No characters are available for hex code 15 in the italic character table.
Symbol Sets
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International Character Sets
You can select one of the following international character sets using either
SelecType or the ESC R command. For example, when you select “Italic
France” in SelecType, the characters in the “France” row in the table below
are used in the italic character table.
Country
ASCII code hex
23 24 40 5B 5C 5D 5E 60 7B 7C 7D 7E
USA
France
Germany
UK
Denmark
Sweden
Italy
Spain
Japan
Norway
DenmarkII
Spain II
Latin America
Korea*
Legal*
* Available for ESC/P 2 emulation only
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To print the characters in the table below, use the ESC (^ command.
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In I239X Emulation Mode
Available symbol sets in I239X mode are PC437, PC850, PC860, PC863, and
PC865.
Refer to “ESC/P 2 or FX modes” in the previous section.
Available fonts are EPSON Sans Serif, Courier SWC, EPSON Prestige,
EPSON Gothic, EPSON Presentor, EPSON Orator, and EPSON Script.
In EPSON GL/2 Mode
Available symbol sets in EPSON GL/2 mode are the same as those in LaserJet
4 emulation mode. Refer to the section on LaserJet 4 mode.
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Command Summary
LaserJet 4 (LJ4) Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
GL/2 context commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
ESC/P 2 and FX Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
ESC/P 2 mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
FX mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-12
PJL Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
I239X Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Page format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-17
Auxiliary Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-18
AGM Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-19
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Your printer has the ability to emulate the following printers in each printer
mode:
LJ-4
Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 4 (PCL5e)
ESC/P2
EPSON LQ-570 (24-pin)
FX
EPSON FX-870/1170, or LX-100 (9-pin)
GL/2
Hewlett-Packard GL/2 graphics language
In addition, the following printer control languages are supported:
PJL
Printer Job Language
EJL
EPSON Job Control Language
This appendix lists the printer commands for these modes. Most of the
commands closely emulate the original printer or the control language;
however, some have operational differences because the printers use
different technologies. Additional information is provided in the
descriptions of control commands with these differences.
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LaserJet 4 (LJ4) Emulation Commands
This section lists the printer commands supported in the LJ4 emulation
mode. For more information on printer commands, see Hewlett- Packard's
LaserJet 4 reference manual.
Job control
Reset
Number of copies
Universal exit language
Long-edge (left) offset registration
Short-edge (right) offset registration
Unit of measure
ESC E
ESC &l#X
ESC%#X
ESC &l#U
ESC &l#Z
ESC &u#D
Page control
Paper source
Page size
Page length
Orientation
Print direction
Top margin
Text length
Left margin
Right margin
Clear horizontal margins
Perforation skip
Horizontal Motion Index (HMI)
Vertical Motion Index (VMI)
Line spacing
ESC &l#H
ESC &l#A
ESC &l#P
ESC &l#O
ESC &a#P
ESC &l#E
ESC &l#F
ESC &a#L
ESC &a#M
ESC 9
ESC &l#L
ESC &k#H
ESC &l#C
ESC &l#D
Cursor positioning
Vertical position
Horizontal position
Half line feed
Line termination
Push/pop position
ESC &a#R
ESC *p#Y
ESC &a#V
ESC &a#C
ESC *p#X
ESC &a#H
ESC =
ESC &k#G
ESC &f#S
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Font selection
Primary symbol set
Secondary symbol set
Primary spacing
Secondary spacing
Primary pitch
Secondary pitch
Set pitch mode
Primary height
Secondary height
Primary style
Secondary style
Primary font stroke weight
Secondary font stroke weight
Primary typeface family
Secondary typeface family
Primary font default
Secondary font default
Enable underline
Disable underline
Transparent print data
ESC (id
ESC )id
ESC (s#P
ESC )s#P
ESC (s#H
ESC )s#H
ESC &k#S
ESC (s#V
ESC )s#V
ESC (s#S
ESC )s#S
ESC (s#B
ESC )s#B
ESC (s#T
ESC )s#T
ESC (3@
ESC )3@
ESC &d#D
ESC &d@
ESC &p#X[data]
Font management
Assign font ID
Font and character control
Set symbol set
Define symbol set
Symbol set control
Select primary font with ID#
Select secondary font with ID#
ESC *c#D
ESC *c#F
ESC *c#R
ESC (f#W[data]
ESC *c#S
ESC (#X
ESC )#X
Soft font creation
Font descriptor
Download character
Character code
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ESC )s#W[data]
ESC (s#W[data]
ESC *c#E
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Raster resolutions
Raster graphics presentations
Start raster graphics
Raster Y offset
Set raster compression mode
Transfer raster data by row
End raster graphics (version B)
End raster graphics (version C)
Raster height
Raster width
ESC *t#R
ESC *r#F
ESC *r#A
ESC *b#Y
ESC *b#M
ESC *b#W[data]
ESC *rB
ESC *rC
ESC *r#T
ESC *r#S
Print model
Select current pattern
Select source transparency mode
Select pattern transparency mode
Rectangle width (PCL unit)
Rectangle width (decipoints)
Rectangle height (PCL unit)
Rectangle height (decipoints)
Fill rectangular area
ESC *v#T
ESC *v#N
ESC *v#O
ESC *c#A
ESC *c#H
ESC *c#B
ESC *c#V
ESC *cP
User-defined pattern management/creation
Pattern ID
Define pattern
User-defined pattern control
Set pattern reference point
ESC *c#G
ESC *c#W[data]
ESC *c#Q
ESC *p#R
Macros
Macro ID
Macro control
ESC &f#Y
ESC &f#X
Status readback
Set status readback location type
Set status readback location unit
Inquire status readback entity
Flush all pages
Free memory space
Echo
ESC *s#T
ESC *s#U
ESC *s#I
ESC &r#F
ESC *s1M
ESC *s#X
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Programming hints
End-of-line wrap
Enable display functions
Disable display functions
ESC &s#C
ESC Y
ESC Z
PCL vector graphics switching / set-up picture frame
Enter PCL mode
Enter GL/2 mode
GL/2 plot horizontal size
GL/2 plot vertical size
Set picture frame anchor point
Picture frame horizontal size
Picture frame vertical size
ESC %#A
ESC %#B
ESC*c#K
ESC*c#L
ESC*c0T
ESC*c#X
ESC*c#Y
GL/2 context commands
Dual context extensions
Enter PCL mode
Reset
Primary font
Secondary font
Scalable or bitmapped fonts
ESC %#A
ESC E
FI
FN
SB
Palette extensions
Transparency mode
Screened vectors
Number of Pens
TR
SV
NP
Vector Group
Arc absolute
Arc relative
Absolute arc three point
Bezier absolute
Bezier relative
Plot absolute
Plot relative
Pen down
Pen up
Relative arc three point
Polyline encoded
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AA
AR
AT
BZ
BR
PA
PR
PD
PU
RT
PE
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Circle
Fill rectangle absolute
Fill rectangle relative
Edge rectangle absolute
Edge rectangle relative
Fill wedge
Edge wedge
Polygon mode
Fill polygon
Edge polygon
CI
RA
RR
EA
ER
WG
EW
PM
FP
EP
Character Group
Select standard font
Select alternate font
Absolute direction
Relative direction
Absolute character size
Relative character size
Character slant
Extra space
Standard font definition
Alternate font definition
Character fill mode
Label origin
Label
Define label terminator
Character plot
Transparent data
Define variable text path
SS
SA
DI
DR
SI
SR
SL
ES
SD
AD
CF
LO
LB
DT
CP
TD
DV
Line and fill attribute group
Line type
Line attribute
Pen width
Pen width unit selection
Select pen
Symbol mode
Fill type
Anchor corner
Raster fill definition
User defined line type
LT
LA
PW
WU
SP
SM
FT
AC
RF
UL
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Configuration and status group
Scale
Input window
Input P1 and P2
Input relative P1 and P2
Default values
Initialize
Rotate coordinate system
Comment
C-8
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SC
IW
IP
IR
DF
IN
RO
CO
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This section lists the printer commands supported in the ESC/P 2 and FX
emulation modes.
ESC/P 2 mode
General operation
Initialize printer
Control paper loading/ejecting
ESC @
ESC EM n
Paper feeding
Carriage return
Form feed
Line feed
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
Set n/180-inch line spacing
Set n/360-inch line spacing
CR
FF
LF
ESC 0
ESC 2
ESC 3 n
ESC + n
Page format
Set page format
Set page length in defined units
Set page length in lines
Set page length in inches
Set bottom margin for continuous paper
Cancel top/bottom margin for
continuous paper
Set left margin
Set right margin
ESC ( c nn
ESC ( C nn
ESC C n
ESC C 0 n
ESC N n
ESC O
ESC l n
ESC Q n
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Print position motion
Set absolute horizontal print position
Set relative horizontal print position
Set absolute vertical print position
Set relative vertical print position
Set horizontal tabs
Tab horizontally
Set vertical tabs
Tab vertically
Advance paper n/180 inch
Reverse paper n/180 inch
ESC $ n1 n2
ESC \ n1 n2
ESC ( V nn
ESC ( v nn
ESC D nn
HT
ESC B nn
VT
ESC J n
ESC j n
Font selection
Select typeface
Select font by pitch and point
Select 10.5 point, 10 cpi
Select 10.5 point, 12 cpi
Select 10.5 point, 15 cpi
Turn proportional mode on/off
Select LQ or draft
Select italic font
Cancel italic font
Select bold font
Cancel bold font
Master select
Control code set/clear
Select print Pitch
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ESC k n
ESC X nn
ESC P
ESC M
ESC g
ESC p 1/0
ESC x n
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC E
ESC F
ESC ! n
ESC I 1/0
ESC c
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Font enhancement
Select condensed printing
Cancel condensed printing
Select double-width printing (one line)
Turn double-width printing on/off
Cancel double-width printing (one line)
Turn double-height printing on/off
Select double-strike printing
Cancel double-strike printing
Select superscript printing
Select subscript printing
Cancel superscript/subscript printing
Select line/score
Turn underline on/off
Select character style
SI
DC2
SO
ESC W 1/0
DC4
ESC w 1/0
ESC G
ESC H
ESC S 0
ESC S 1
ESC T
ESC ( - nn
ESC - 1/0
ESC q n
Spacing
Set intercharacter space
Define unit
ESC SP n
ESC ( U nn
Character handling
Assign character table
Select character table
Select an international character set
Define download character
Copy ROM to RAM
Select user-defined set
Enable printing of upper control codes
Enable upper control codes
Print data as characters
ESC ( t nn
ESC t n
ESC R n
ESC & nn
ESC : 0 n 0
ESC % n
ESC 6
ESC 7
ESC ( ^ nn
Bit image
Selection and printing of bit image
Select graphic mode
Print raster graphics
8-bit single density bit image
8-bit double density mit image
8-bit double speed double density bit image
8-bin double speed quad density bit image
ESC * nn
ESC ( G nn
ESC . c v hm
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
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FX mode
Printer commands arranged by topic
The following section lists and describes all FX and LQ commands by topic.
Printer operation
Initialize printer
Control paper loading/ejecting
ESC @
ESC EM n
Data control
Carriage return
CR
Vertical motion
Form feed
Set page length in lines
Set page length in inches
Set skip over perforation
Cancel skip over perforation
Line feed
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
Select 7/72-inch line spacing
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
Select n/216-inch line spacing
Perform n/216-inch line spacing
Tab vertically
Set vertical tabs
FF
ESC C n
ESC C 0 n
ESC N n
ESC O
LF
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 2
ESC 3 n
ESC J
VT
ESC B nn
Note:
Your printer will not print characters beyond one page length (set with the ESC C
or ESC C0 commands), while an FX printer might print them.
Horizontal motion
Set absolute horizontal print position
Set relative horizontal print position
Set left margin
Set right margin
Tab horizontally
Set horizontal tabs
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ESC $ n1 n2
ESC\n1 n2
ESC l n
ESC Q n
HT
ESC D nn
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Overall printing style
Select letter quality or draft
ESC x n
Note:
The print quality and speed cannot be changed even if you send the ESC x command.
Select typeface family
Master select
ESC k n
ESC ! n
Print size and character width
Select 10 cpi
Select 12 cpi
Turn proportional mode on/off
Select condensed mode
Cancel condensed mode
Select double-width mode (one line)
Cancel double-width mode (one line)
Turn double-width mode on/off
Turn double-height printing on/off
ESC P
ESC M
ESC p 1/0
SI
DC2
SO
DC4
ESC W 1/0
ESC w 1/0
Font enhancement
Select emphasized mode
Cancel emphasized mode
Select double-strike mode
Cancel double-strike mode
ESC E
ESC F
ESC G
ESC H
Note:
The ESC G and ESC E commands produce identical effects, so you cannot obtain
darker print by combining the two.
Select superscript/subscript mode
Cancel superscript/subscript mode
Select italic mode
Cancel italic mode
Turn underline mode on/off
ESC S 0/1
ESC T
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC - 1/0
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Word processing
Set intercharacter space
Select character tables
Assign character tables
Select international character set
Printable code area expansion
Enable upper control codes
ESC SP n
ESC t n
ESC ( t nn
ESC R n
ESC 6
ESC 7
User Defined Characters
Define user-defined characters
ESC & nn
Note:
The appearance of characters defined using ESC & may differ slightly from an actual
FX printer.
Copy ROM to RAM
Select user-defined set
Printable code area expansion
ESC : 0 n 0
ESC % n
ESC I n
Bit image
Select graphics mode
Selection and printing of bit image
8-bit single density bit image
8-bit double density mit image
8-bit double speed double density bit image
8-bin double speed quad density bit image
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ESC * m n
ESC ^ m n
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
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PJL Commands
This section lists the available commands for printer job language mode
(PJL). For more information on PJL, refer to the Printer Job Language
Technical Reference Manual from Hewlett-Packard.
COMMENT
@PJL COMMENT [words] [<CR>] <LF>
DEFAULT
@PJL DEFAULT [LPARM: ***] variable = value [<CR>]
<LF>
DINQUIRE
@PJL DINQUIRE [LPARM: ***] variable [<CR>] <LF>
ECHO
@PJL ECHO [Words] [<CR>] <LF>
ENTER
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = *** [<CR>] <LF>
EOJ
@PJL EOJ [NAME= ***] [<CR>] <LF>
INFO
@PJL INFO read only variable [<CR>] <LF>
INITIALIZE
@PJL INITIALIZE [<CR>] <LF>
INQUIRE
@PJL INQUIRE [LPARM: ***] variable [<CR>] <LF>
JOB
@PJL JOB [NAME = ***][START = ***][END = ***][<CR>]
<LF>
OPMSG
@PJL OPMSG DISPLAY = *** [<CR>] <LF>
RDYMSG
@PJL RDYMSG DISPLAY = *** [<CR>] <LF>
RESET
@PJL RESET [<CR>] <LF>
SET
@PJL SET [LPARM: ***] variable = value [<CR>] <LF>
STMSG
@PJL STMSG DISPLAY = *** [<CR>] <LF>
UEL
<ESC>%-12345X
USTATUS
@PJL USTATUS variable = value [<CR>] <LF>
USTATUSOFF
@PJL USTATUSOFF [<CR>] <LF>
PJL
@PJL [<CR>] <LF>
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I239X Emulation Commands
This section lists the printer commands supported in the I239X emulation
mode. For more information on these commands, see IBM's 2390/2391
reference manual.
Page format
Printable area
Set page length in lines
Set page length in inches
Set skip perforation
Cancel skip perforation
Set horizontal margins
ESC C n
ESC C NUL n
ESC N n
ESC O
ESC X
Line spacing
Set line space to 1/8-inch
Set line space to 7/72-inch
Activate line spacing for text
Set line spacing for graphics
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Set line spacing for text (n/72 inch)
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 2
ESC 3 n
ESC A n
Unit definition
Set vertical units
(1/180, 1/216, or 1/360 inch)
ESC [ \
Set vertical tab stops
Set default tab stops
Set horizontal tab stops
ESC B
ESC R
ESC D
Tab
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Paper feeding/print position motion
Carriage return
Line feed
Form feed
Move paper vertically
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Automatic line feed
Reverse line feed
Back space
Space
Horizontal tab
Vertical tab
Move current print position
(1/120 inch)
Set top of form
CR
LF
FF
ESC J
ESC 5
ESC ]
BS
SP
HT
VT
ESC d
ESC 4
Text
Font selection
Select 10 pitch font
Select 12 pitch font
Start 17 cpi printing
Start 17 cpi printing
Proportional spacing
Begin subscript/superscript
End subscript/superscript
Select font and pitch
Select print or font
Select character set 2
Select character set 1
Select page code
Print one character
Print character from A Code Page
DC2
ESC:
SI
ESC SI
ESC P
ESC S
ESC T
ESC[I
ESC I
ESC 6
ESC 7
ESC[T
ESC ^
ESC \
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Font enhancement
Continuous overscore
Continuous underline
Score select
Select print type style
Begin double-width printing by line
Begin double-width printing by line
End double-width printing by line
Double-width printing
Begin empahsized (bold) print
End empahsized (bold) print
Begin double-strike print
End double-strike print
ESC_
ESCESC[ESC[@
SO
ESC SO
DC4
ESC W
ESC E
ESC F
ESC G
ESC H
Bit image
Normal density bit image graphics
Double-density bit image graphics
(half speed)
Double-density bit image graphics
(normal speed)
High-density bit image graphics
Graphic print mode
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
ESC [g
Bar code
Bar code set up
Bar code transfer
ESC [f
ESC [P-
Auxiliary Functions
Initialize
Set initial conditions
ESC [K
Data input control
Cancel 1 line
CAN
Auxiliary function
Select paper tray
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Line spacing
Set line spacing for graphics
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Set line spacing for text (n/60 inch)
ESC 3
ESC A
Paper feeding/print position motion
Move paper vertically
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Line feed
ESC J
LF
Bit image
Normal-density bit image graphics
Double-density bit image graphics
(half speed)
Double-density bit image graphics
(normal speed)
High-density bit image graphics
Graphic print mode
Select graphic mode
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
ESC [g
ESC *
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Appendix D
Working with Fonts
Printer and Screen Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-2
Available Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Adding More Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
Downloading fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
Selecting Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
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Read this section if you would like to know more about fonts and see samples
of the installed fonts.
To select a font, use your application program.
Font problems are uncommon but some may occur, such as:
❏
The printer substitutes a font other than the one you selected with your
software.
❏
The printed page does not exactly match what is on screen.
These kinds of problems usually occur if you use an emulation other than
LJ4 or when you are trying to print fonts that are not installed in the printer.
If you have font problems, read “Printer and Screen Fonts,” below, to find
out how to fix them.
Printer and Screen Fonts
Fonts are installed on both the printer and the computer. The printer fonts,
which reside in printer memory, are used by the printer to print text. Screen
fonts, which are stored on your computer's media, are used to display text
on screen to represent the fonts that will print.
Two separate sets of fonts are needed because the monitor and printer have
different requirements for producing fonts. The monitor normally uses
bitmap fonts that are specially designed for the screen's resolution. A bitmap
is a dot-by-dot representation of an image or character. The printer, however,
uses an outline font that is created from a mathematical formula that
describes the outline of each character. Using outline fonts allows the printer
to render any character in the requested size.
printer font
screen font
Note:
The distinction between printer and screen fonts is not as important when you are
using TrueType fonts, which are included with Windows. TrueType is an outline
font format that can be used by both the printer and the screen.
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Available Fonts
The following table lists the fonts that are installed on your printer. The
names of all the fonts appear in your software's font list if you are using the
driver provided with the printer. (If you are using a different driver, all of
these fonts may not be available.)
The fonts provided with the printer are shown in the following table.
LJ4/GL2 mode
Font name
Scalable font
HP equivalent
Dutch 801 SWC
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
CG Times®
Zapf Humanist 601
SWC
Demi, Bold, Demi Italic, Bold Italic
CG Omega®
Ribbon 131 SWC
-
Coronet
Clarendon
Condensed SWC
-
Claredon
Condensed
Swiss 742 SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic,
Condensed, Bold Condensed,
Condensed Italic, Bold Condensed
Italic
Univers®
Incised 901 SWC
Medium, Black, Italic
Antique Olive
Original Garamond
SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Garamond
Audrey Two SWC
-
Marigold
Flareserif 821 SWC
Medium, Extra Bold
Albertus
Swiss 721 SWM
Roman, Bold, Oblique, Bold
Oblique
Arial®
Dutch 801 SWM
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Times New
Symbol Set SWA
-
Symbol
More WingBats SWM
-
Wingdings
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Courier
Letter Gothic SWC
Roman, Bold, Italic
Letter Gothic
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Bitmap font
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Line Printer
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Line Printer
OCR A
-
-
OCR B
-
-
Code 3-9
-
-
EAN/UPC
Bold
-
When selecting fonts in your software program, choose the font name listed
in the HP equivalent column.
ESC/P 2 and FX modes
Font name
Scalable font
EPSON Roman
-
EPSON Sans serif
-
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
-
EPSON Script
-
Swiss 721 SWM*
Roman, Bold
Dutch 801 SWM*
Roman, Bold
Letter Gothic SWC
Roman, Bold
* Available only in ESC/P 2 mode.
Font name
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OCR B
-
OCR A
-
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Font name
Scalable font
EPSON Sans serif
-
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
-
EPSON Gothic
-
EPSON Presentor
-
EPSON Orator
-
EPSON Script
-
Font name
OCR B
Bitmap font
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To see the font samples, use the Test Menu in SelecType.
1.
Make sure that paper is loaded.
2.
Press Menu while the printer is on line.
3.
Press Item until the font sample you want appears.
4.
Press Enter, a Font Sample sheet is printed.
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Adding More Fonts
Fonts that reside on your computer's hard disk can be downloaded, or
transferred, to the printer so they can be printed. Downloaded fonts, also
called soft fonts, remain in printer memory until you turn off the printer or
otherwise reinitialize it. If you plan on downloading many fonts, make sure
your printer has sufficient memory.
Downloading fonts
Most font packages make it easy to install fonts by providing their own
installer. The installer gives you the option of having the fonts automatically
downloaded whenever you start your computer or having fonts
downloaded only when you need to print a particular font.
If you're running Windows, you can also install fonts by clicking on the Fonts
icon in the Control Panel. Once installed, the fonts are available in all your
Windows applications.
Selecting Fonts
Whenever possible select fonts from the font list in your software application.
See your software documentation for instructions.
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Appendix E
E
Contacting Customer Support
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users . . . . . . . . E-2
For Australian users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4
For Singapore users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-5
For Hong Kong users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-6
For Philippines users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-7
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-7
For Philippines Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-8
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If your printer is not operating properly and you cannot solve your problem
with the troubleshooting information in this guide and online help, contact
EPSON customer support services for assistance.
We will be able to help you much more quickly if you are able to give the
exact information indicated below.
Serial number of your printer:
(The serial number label is on the back of the printer.)
Printer model:
Brand and model of your computer:
Printer software version:
(Click About on the printer driver’s Main menu.)
Windows version (95, 3.1, NT, etc.) you are using:
Version of software applications you normally use with your printer:
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users
If you purchased your printer in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, EPSON
(UK) LTD provides a range of customer services and technical support:
❏
World Wide Web
❏
Faxon EPSON Faxback
❏
Bulletin Board Service
❏
Customer and Warranty Support
❏
Pre Sales Enquiry Desk
See the following sections for details.
World Wide Web
If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web browser, you can access
our Web site at http://www.epson.co.uk. Here you will find information on
the latest EPSON products, software drivers, on-line user guides, and
answers to frequently asked questions.
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Faxon EPSON
Contact Faxon EPSON faxback service for support information including
troubleshooting tips, switch settings, and driver information.
To use Faxon EPSON, call 01442 227332 in the UK or 0044 1442 227332 from
the Republic of Ireland using a touch-tone phone. You will be asked to follow
a simple routine to register your document request. Once you have entered
your telephone and fax numbers, Faxon EPSON will fax a copy of the
document catalogue to your fax machine.
When you have found the documents that you need in the catalogue, call
Faxon EPSON again and enter the document ID numbers. The documents
will be faxed to you automatically.
Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers and utilities
You can call the EPSON Bulletin Board Service on 01442 227479 in the UK or
0044 1442 227479 from the Republic of Ireland. No membership is required.
Make sure that your communications software is set to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity bit, ANSI terminal mode emulation, and a modem speed of up to
28.8 Kbps. Downloading protocols supported include Xmodem, Ymodem,
and Zmodem. See the documentation that came with your communications
software and modem for more information.
When you first connect to the Bulletin Board Service, you will be asked for
your name, company name, phone number, and a password (which you can
invent yourself).
Customer and Warranty Support
Our Customer and Warranty Support teams can be contacted by calling 0870
163 7766 in the UK or 0044 0870 163 7766 from the Republic of Ireland. They
can provide the following services:
❏
Technical information on installing, configuring, and operating your
EPSON products
❏
Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired within the
warranty period
A full list of EPSON Customer and Warranty Support services is available
on the technical support section of our world wide web pages at http://
www.epson.co.uk/support/ and on Faxon EPSON faxback service in
document number 5085.
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Pre Sales Enquiry Desk
The Enquiry Desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546 in the UK or
1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by faxing 01442 227271 in the UK
or 0044 1442 227271 from the Republic of Ireland, and via Email at
info@epson.co.uk. They can provide the following information:
❏
Pre Sales information and literature on new EPSON products (also
available via our world wide web site at http://www.epson.co.uk)
❏
Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables, accessories, and
options
For Australian users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of Customer
Service. As well as this User’s Guide, we provide the following sources for
obtaining information:
EPSON FAXBACK
EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and pricing for most
EPSON products offered in Australia. There is also technical information
including details of the latest software and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903
9075 and the system will guide you through a number of choices before
faxing the information to your fax machine.
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and drivers. Visit the
BBS to check out the latest versions. If you have a modem, phone (02) 9417
5090.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the EPSON Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth taking your
modem here for the occasional surf! You can get the same information as
offered on the EPSON FAXBACK and the EPSON Bulletin Board plus more.
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Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve problems.
The dealer should always be the first call for advice on problems. They can
often solve problems quickly and easily as well as give you advice on the
next step to take.
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 diagnosing
hardware and software problems. They can also advise you on the latest
EPSON products and where the nearest dealer or service agent is located.
Many types of queries are answered here.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
Fax:
(02) 9903 9040
(02) 9903 9189
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 the User’s Guide for your EPSON
product, type of computer, operating system, application programs, and any
other information you feel is required.
For Singapore users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
(065)337-7911
(065)334-1185
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For Hong Kong users
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 printer drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http://
www.epson.com.hk.
Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to obtain printer
information and the latest versions of printer drivers. You can log on to the
following number for the BBS service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax
numbers:
Phone:
Fax:
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To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are
welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Representative Office at the
telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
BBS:
(632) 813-6552
(632) 813-6545
(632) 814-0595
For Hong Kong Users
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 scanner drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http://
www.epson.com.hk.
Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to obtain scanner
information and the latest versions of scanner drivers. You can log on to the
following number for the BBS service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
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Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax
numbers:
Phone:
Fax:
(852) 2585-4399
(852) 2827-4383
For Philippines Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are
welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Representative Office at the
telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
BBS:
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The following menu maps show the possible menus and options in
SelecType.
KEY
Pressing the Menu button displays the next menu.
Pressing the Alt + Menu buttons displays the prior menu.
(
F-2
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This is only available with option.
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ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized way of
assigning codes to characters and control codes. The system is widely used by
manufacturers of computers, printers, and software.
auto line feed
A printer feature in which each carriage return code (CR) is automatically
accompanied by a line feed (LF) code.
bitmap font
The dot-by-dot representation of a font. Bitmap fonts are displayed on computer
screens and printed on dot matrix printers. See outline font.
buffer
See memory.
character set
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols used in a particular language.
cpi (characters per inch)
A measure of the size of fixed-width text characters.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the printer is turned on, reset,
or initialized.
dots per inch (dpi)
The number of dots per inch is a measure of printer resolution. The higher the
number of dots, the higher the resolution.
download
To transfer information from the computer to the printer.
download font
A font that is loaded into the printer's memory from an outside source, such as
a computer. Also called soft font.
dpi
See dots per inch.
driver
The part of a software program that converts commands from the program into
commands used by the printer. Also known as the printer driver.
drum
The part of the printer mechanism where the image is formed and transferred to
the paper.
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emulation
See printer emulation.
fixed-width font
A font whose characters are allotted the same amount of horizontal space, no
matter the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M receives the same
amount of space as the letter l.
font
A set of characters and symbols that share a common typographic design and
style.
font family
The collection of all sizes and styles of a font.
halftone
A grayscale image that is composed of small dots. The dots can be close together
to create black or more widely spaced to create gray or white areas in the image.
Newspaper photographs are common examples of halftones.
initialization
The act of returning the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions).
interface
The connection between the printer and the computer. A parallel interface
transmits data one character or code at a time, and a serial interface transmits
data one bit at a time.
landscape
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives you a page
that is wider than it is high and is useful for printing spreadsheets.
memory
The part of the printer's electronic system that is used to store information. Some
information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates. Information
that is sent to the printer from the computer (such as downloaded fonts) is stored
in memory temporarily. See also RAM and ROM.
orientation
Refers to the direction in which characters are printed on a page. This direction
is either portrait, like this page, or landscape with the text printed on a page
turned sideways.
outline font
A font whose outline is described mathematically, allowing it to be rendered
(printed or drawn) smoothly at any size.
PCL
The command language built into the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet series printers.
photoconductor unit
A component of the printer that contains a photosensitive print drum.
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pitch
A measure of the number of characters per inch (cpi) for fixed-width fonts.
point size
The height of a particular font as measured from the top of the tallest character
to the bottom of the lowest. A point is a typographic unit of measure equivalent
to 1/72 of an inch.
portrait
Printing that is oriented upright on the page (as opposed to landscape, in which
printing is oriented sideways on the page). This is the standard orientation for
printing letters or documents.
printer driver
See driver.
printer emulation
A set of operating commands that determines how data sent from the computer
is interpreted and acted upon. Printer emulations replicate existing printers, such
as the HP LaserJet 4.
proportional font
A font whose characters have varying amounts of horizontal space depending
on the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M takes up more horizontal
space than the lowercase l.
RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM) is where temporary information is stored.
reset
To refresh the printer's memory and erase the current print jobs.
resident font
A font that is stored permanently in the printer's memory.
resolution
A measure of the fineness and clarity of images produced by the printer
or monitor. Printer resolution is measured in dots per inch. Monitor resolution
is measured in pixels.
RITech
Resolution Improvement Technology. A feature that smooths the jagged edges
of printed lines or shapes.
ROM
Read Only Memory (ROM) is where permanent information is stored.
sans serif font
A font lacking serifs.
scalable font
See outline font.
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The small decorative strokes that come off the main lines of a character.
status sheet
A report that lists the printer settings and other printer information.
symbol set
A collection of symbols and special characters. Symbols are assigned to specific
codes in a character table.
TrueType
An outline font format that was developed jointly by Apple Computer and
Microsoft Corporation. TrueType fonts are outline fonts that can be easily resized
for screen display or for printing.
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A
Accessing
EPSON Status Monitor 2, 5-3
printer driver, 1-6, 4-3
printer software, 4-3
ALT, 2-4
AUX Menu, 2-10, 2-25
Available fonts, D-3
Available paper, 3-2, A-2
buttons, 2-7
display, 2-2
error messages, 8-27
indicator lights, 2-3
overview, 1-7, 2-2
SelecType, 2-6
Controlling the printer, 1-6
Copies, 2-13, 2-17
Customer support, E-2
B
D
Background monitoring, 5-10
Button, 2-4, 2-7
Display, 2-2
C
ECP mode, A-15
Emulation Menu, 2-9, 2-15
Envelops, 3-3, 3-22, A-3
Enter, 2-5
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies,
1-5, 3-2, 3-20, A-4
EPSON RIP Station 5000 Series II, 6-5
EPSON special media, 1-5, 3-2, 3-20
EPSON Status Monitor 2
about, 5-2
accessing, 5-3
installing, 5-2
Error messages, 8-2, 8-27
ESCP2 Menu, 2-11, 2-31
Exiting Paper Jam, 8-2, 8-27
Check OHP Sheet, 8-27
Check Paper Size, 8-32
Cleaning printer, 7-21
Command summary
ESC/P 2, C-9
FX, C-12
I239X emulation, C-16
LaserJet 4 emulation, C-3
PJL, C-15
Config Menu, 2-9, 2-19
Consumable products
EPSON special media, 1-5, 3-2
Fuser oil roll, 7-10, A-18
Photoconductor unit, 7-13, A-17
replacement messages, 7-3
replacing, 7-2
specifications, A-17
Toner cartridges, 7-5, A-17
Transparencies, 1-5, 3-2, 3-20
Waste toner collector, 7-18, A-18
Continue, 2-3, 2-5
Control panel
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Face-down tray, 3-10
Face-up tray, 3-11
Feed Jam, 8-2, 8-27
Font
available, D-3
downloading, D-6
printer, D-2
samples, 2-8, 2-14, D-5
screen, D-2
selecting, D-6
Form Feed, 2-3, 2-5
Format Error DIMM, 8-33
FX Menu, 2-11, 2-31
Labels, 3-3, 3-23
Large capacity paper unit, 6-3, A-16
LaserJet 4 (LJ4) emulation mode
command, C-3
LJ4 Menu, 2-10, 2-25
Loading paper
in MP tray, 3-12
manually, 3-9
non-standard paper size, 3-24
paper cassette, 3-15
Lower paper cassette unit, 6-2, A-16
G
Manual Feed, 2-12, 2-17, 3-9
Map of SelecType menus, F-2
Media type, 4-9
Mem Overflow, 8-31,
Memory Module, 6-4
Menu, 2-5, 2-8
Menus Locked, 8-32
Mode
LJ4, B-3
PJL, C-15
Monitoring preferences, 5-10
MP Tray
clearing jamed paper, 8-6
loading paper, 3-12
paper sources, 3-6
MP Tray Size, 2-13, 2-18
General paper, 3-3
GL/2 context commands, C-6
GL/2 Menu, 2-11, 2-28
I
I239X Menu, 2-11, 2-34
ICM, 4-6
Illegal Aux I/F Card, 8-32
Illegal DIMM, 8-32
Image Optimum, 8-32
Indicator lights, 2-3
Installing
EPSON Status Monitor 2, 5-2
Interface
cards, 6-5
specifications, A-8
Item, 2-5
J
Jam
error messages, 8-2
in fuser unit, 8-9
in large capacity paper unit, 8-14
in MP tray, 8-6
in output path cover, 8-13
in paper cassette, 8-3
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N
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OneTouch mode 1, 2-4, 2-12
OneTouch mode 2, 2-4, 2-13
OneTouch Modes, 2-12
On Line, 2-3, 2-4
Options, 1-4, 6-2
Orientation, 2-12, 2-16
Out Bin, 2-13, 2-16
Output trays
face-down tray, 3-10
face-up tray, 3-11
how to select, 3-12
P
Page Size, 2-12, 2-16
Paper
jam problems, 8-2
loading manually, 3-9
specifications, A-2
Paper cassette
clearing jammed paper, 8-3
loading paper, 3-15
paper sources, 3-7
Paper Jam, 8-2
error messages, 8-2
in fuser unit, 8-9
in large capacity paper unit, 8-14
in MP tray, 8-6
in output path cover, 8-13
in paper cassette, 8-3
Paper size, 3-6, 3-7, A-3, A-4
Paper Source, 2-12, 2-16, 3-6
Parallel interface
specifications, A-8
Parallel Menu, 2-24
PhotoEnhance2, 4-6
PJL command, C-15
Plain paper, 3-3, A-3
Precautions
safety, 1
replacing consumable products, 7-2
Peintable area, A-4
Print overrun, 8-31
Printer
controlling, 1-6
driver, 1-6, 4-2
parts, 1-2
specifications, A-5
Printer driver
accessing, 1-6, 4-3
Advanced settings, 4-7
Automatic setting, 4-4
customising the print settings, 4-7
Layout menu, 4-10
media type setting, 4-9
Overlay menu, 4-12
Predefined settings, 4-5
Printer status, 5-4, 5-9
Printing Menu, 2-9, 2-15
Problem
memory, 8-25
operational, 8-16
paper jam, 8-2
printout, 8-18
print quality, 8-20
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Replacing
Fuser oil roll, 7-10
Photoconductor unit, 7-13
precautions for consumable
products, 7-2
replacement messages, 7-3
Toner cartridge, 7-5
Waste toner collector, 7-18
Reset, 2-5, 8-35
Reset All, 8-35
Resolution, 2-17, A-5
RITech, 2-13, 2-19
ROM module, 6-4
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SelecType, 2-4, 2-6, 2-7, F-2
SelecType menus, 2-8, F-2
Service Req., 8-34
Setup Menu, 2-10, 2-22
Specifications
consumables, A-17
electrical, A-7
environmental, A-6
general, A-5
interfaces, A-8
mechanical, A-7
options, A-6
paper, A-2
printer, A-5
Warming up, 2-2, 2-23, A-5
Watermark, 4-11
Weight
250 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette
Unit A3W, A-16
Large Capacity Paper Unit, A-16
printer, 1, A-7
Wide A4, 2-16
Write Error DIMM A, 8-32
Standby, 2-23
Symbol Sets, B-2
T
Test Menu, 2-8, 2-14
Thick paper, 3-3, 3-24, A-4
Toner Low, 7-3, 8-34
Toner Out, 7-4, 8-30
Toner Save mode, 2-19
Transparencies, 1-5, 3-2, 3-20
Transporting the printer, 7-23
Tray Size Menu, 2-9, 2-18
Troubleshooting
error messages, 8-27
paper jam, 8-2
problems and solutions, 8-16
V
Value, 2-5
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Zoom Options, 4-10
EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
20770 Madrona Ave.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
P.O. Box 2842
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
Torrance, CA 90509-2842
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Phone: (+44) 01442 261144
Fax: (310) 782-5220
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
Zülpicher Straße 6,
68 bis, rue Marjolin
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: (0211) 56030
Phone: 33.1.40.87.37.37
Fax: (0211) 5047787
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
70 GIBBES STREET, CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Fax: 2-9903-9177
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
TRADING LTD.
China Resources Bldg.,
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: 2585-4300
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: 2827-7083
Fax: (02) 712-9164
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
Av. de Roma, 18-26
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
MI, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 2-262331
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 2-2440750
Fax: 582. 15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
(Hirooka Office)
R. do Progresso, 471, 1º Perafita
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
399-0785 Japan
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
1998 February
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