Epson 11880 Printer User Manual

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
Epson Stylus Pro 11880
®
Control Panel Lights and Buttons
Pause or reset
button and light
Paper Feed up button
Menu or cleaning button
Enter or barcode button
Auto take-up reel
backward button
Power light
Power button
Auto take-up reel
forward button
Paper light
Maintenance
tank gauges
Ink light
Paper Feed down button
Ink cartridge
gauges
Paper source or
cut button
Printed in USA
CPD-24469
Printer Parts
Front
Roll paper
cover
Roll paper
spindle
Paper lever
Roll paper
holder
Control panel
Ink bay lights
Left ink
bay
Ink cover
button
Right ink bay
Locking
caster
Front
cover
Paper
guide
Auto
take-up reel
Locking
caster
Take-up reel
sensor
Back
Auto take-up
reel connector
Left
maintenance
tank
Right
maintenance
tank
AC inlet
Network
connector
USB
connector
1
Center
maintenance
tank
Take-up reel
reflector
Loading Roll Paper
1
9
Slide the black paper stop off the end of the spindle.
Release the paper lever. If the lever is locked, press
and hold the button for 3 seconds to unlock it.
Note: To use paper with a 3-inch core, attach the
gray adapters to the paper stops at each end.
See your Printer Guide for details.
2
Position the roll as shown, then slide the spindle into
the roll.
10 Feed the paper into the slot and pull it all the way
3
Slide the black paper stop back onto the spindle and
insert it firmly into the end of the roll.
4
To adjust the tension, slide the switch to H for high
tension (for most fine art papers) or N for normal.
through.
11 Turn the roll back to remove any slack. Then align
the bottom edge with the horizontal and vertical
lines.
5
Open the roll paper cover.
6
Place the roll paper in the printer as shown. (The
black end of the spindle goes on the left.)
12 Return the paper lever to the locked position. Then
close the roll paper cover.
7
Align the roll with the rails on both sides, and roll it
onto the mounting brackets.
13 Press the
Pause button. The paper feeds into
printing position.
14 Check the printer’s control panel and select the
correct media type.
8
Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the
Paper Source button until the or
icon
appears.
2
Using the Auto Take-Up Reel
You can wind paper forward or backward.
6
Hold down the Auto Forward button on the
control panel to rotate the take-up reel and wind a
small length of paper.
7
When you’re ready to print, make sure Auto Cut is
set to Off in the printer driver.
Winding Paper Backward
1
Before you print, make sure you press and select .
Set the paper guides to the vertical position.
Winding Paper Forward
1
Set the paper guides to the forward position.
2
Align the edge of the paper with the horizontal line.
Then press the button to feed the paper. 3
Use three pieces of tape to attach the paper to the
take-up reel core.
4
5
button until
2
Align the edge of the paper with the horizontal and vertical lines. Then press the button to feed
the paper. 3
Pull the paper around the back of the take-up reel
core and use three pieces of tape to attach the paper
to the core.
4
Press the button to feed the paper and create some slack.
Press the
appears on the LCD.
3
Press the button to feed the paper and create some slack.
5
Hold down the Auto Backward button on the
control panel to rotate the take-up reel and wind a
small length of paper.
6
When you’re ready to print, make sure Auto Cut is
set to Off in the printer driver. Then send your print
job to the printer.
Loading and Using Cut Sheet Paper
1
2
3
Printing on Posterboard
Remove any roll paper from the paper path. Make
sure the printer is on and the roll paper cover is
closed.
Press the Paper Source button until the
appears on the LCD.
When you print on posterboard or other thick media
(more than 19 mil thick), you should open the front
cover before loading as described below.
icon
1
Release the paper lever. If the lever is locked, press
and hold the button for 3 seconds to unlock it.
2
Make sure the printer is on and the roll paper cover
is closed.
Press the Paper Source button until the
appears on the LCD.
icon
3
Release the paper lever. If the lever is locked, press
and hold the button for 3 seconds to unlock it.
4
Open the front cover. (The cover has a lip that acts
as a paper support when the cover is open.)
5
Feed the posterboard into the paper slot until it
meets resistance.
6
Align the board with the scale on the roll paper
cover.
4
Note: If you’re printing on small sheets or fine art
paper, do not release the paper lever.
Feed the sheet into the paper slot until it meets
resistance. Make sure the right and bottom edges
of the paper are straight and aligned with the
horizontal and vertical lines on the printer.
5
6
7
8
If you released the paper lever, return it to the
locked position.
Press the Pause button. The sheet feeds into the
printing position automatically.
Caution: To avoid damaging the printer, never move
the paper lever during printing, or while the Power
or Pause light is flashing.
Print your page. After it is finished, the sheet stays
in the printer.
To remove your print, press the
7
Return the paper lever to the locked position. Then
close the front cover.
8
Press the Pause button. The board feeds into the
printing position automatically.
9
Run your print job. After it is finished, the
posterboard stays in the printer.
10 To remove the print, hold it and release the
paper lever.
button.
4
Checking, Cleaning, and Aligning the Print Head
Automatically Checking and
Cleaning the Print Head
The printer automatically checks the nozzles and cleans
them if necessary. You can specify how often you want this
to happen.
1
Press the Menu button. PRINTER SETUP is
highlighted. Press Menu again.
2
Press until AUTO NOZZLE CHECK is
highlighted, then press Menu.
3
Select one of the following, then press
• ON:
:
6
Press to highlight SELECT THICKNESS, then
press Menu.
7
Select the thickness (0.2 mm or 8 mil for most
Epson® papers), press , then press twice to back up.
8
Press
9
Press the Menu button to highlight AUTO, then
press Menu again. UNI-D (uni-directional) is
highlighted. This is the type of alignment to start with.
PERIODICALLY—The printer periodically
checks its nozzles and runs a cleaning cycle if
necessary (default settings).
to highlight ALIGNMENT.
ALIGNMENT AUTO
UNI-D
BI-D 2 COLOR
BI-D ALL
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• ON:
EVERY JOB—The printer automatically
checks its nozzles and runs a cleaning cycle if
necessary before each print job. This process uses
a very small amount of ink (and no paper) and is
useful if you are running large print jobs unattended.
• OFF
10 Press the
To clean the print head manually, press the Menu button
and hold it for 3 seconds.
button to start the alignment process.
Each head alignment takes about 7 minutes.
Note: You can also run nozzle checks and head cleaning
cycles from your computer using the Epson Printer Utility
2 (Macintosh) or the Utility tab in your printer driver
(Windows). See your Printer Guide for more information.
Caution: Make sure you don’t open the front cover or
turn off the printer during the alignment process.
11 When the uni-directional alignment is finished, press
the button until BI-D 2-COLOR is highlighted.
Then press
again to start the bi-directional black
alignment.
Aligning the Print Head
If your prints look grainy or blurry, or you see
misregistration or “ghosting,” you need to align the
print head.
1
Press the Menu button.
3
Press the or button until HEAD
ALIGNMENT is highlighted. Then press Menu.
4
5
press the button until BI-D ALL is highlighted.
Then press
. Make sure the printer is turned on. Load Epson
Doubleweight Matte, Ultra Premium Presentation
Paper Matte, Enhanced Matte, Ultra Premium
Photo Paper Luster, or Premium Luster Photo Paper.
2
12 When the bi-directional black alignment is finished,
13 When the final alignment is finished, press the
Pause button.
Press , select the paper you loaded, then press the
button to save the setting.
Press twice to back up.
5
Checking Ink Levels and Replacing Ink Cartridges
Before you begin a large print job, you should check your
ink levels. If one of your cartridges is low, you can replace
it before you start. Or you can wait until the ink runs
out, replace the cartridge, and then continue the job.
When one of the icons is blank and NOT ENOUGH
INK is displayed, the cartridge is expended. To replace
the cartridge, first make sure the printer is on.
1
Checking Ink and Maintenance Tank
Levels
Press the ink cover button to unlock the cover, then
open it.
The easiest way to check ink levels is from the control
panel. The numbers below the ink cartridge icons
correspond to the 9 cartridge slots in the printer.
Hole
2
Ink gauges for
9 cartridges
listed below
Note: If the ink cover doesn’t open when you press
the button, insert the end of a paper clip in the
small hole on the upper left corner.
Push in the expended cartridge to release it.
Left, center, and
right maintenance
tank gauges
Replacing Ink Cartridges
3
Remove the expended ink cartridge from the printer.
When one of the ink bay lights flashes, and INK LOW is
displayed on the LCD, the cartridge is nearly expended.
Check the LCD to see which cartridge is low, and make
sure you have the correct replacement cartridge.
Epson UltraChrome K3TM ink cartridges
Slot no. Ink color
Part number
T591600
T591900
T591800
T591700
T591500
T591200
T591300
T591100
T591400
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Vivid Light Magenta
Light Light Black
Matte Black
Light Black
Light Cyan
Cyan
Vivid Magenta
Photo Black
Yellow
Warning: Do not shake the expended cartridge, or
ink may leak. If ink gets on your hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your
eyes, flush them immediately with water.
4
Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct
color, and remove it from its package. Gently shake
the cartridge before installing it.
Vivid light
magenta
Light light
black
Matte Light
black black
Light
cyan
Cyan
Yellow
Vivid
Photo
magenta black
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Replacing Ink Cartridges (continued)
5
Hold the cartridge with the arrow mark pointing
toward the printer. Then insert the cartridge into the
slot. Don’t force it.
6
Close the ink bay cover.
3
Press Menu to display EXECUTE, then press
.
The paper cutter holder moves to the replacement
position.
4
Open the front cover.
5
Locate the cutter assembly with a blue plastic cover.
Note: If you can’t insert the cartridge smoothly,
you may have the wrong cartridge. Check the
package and product code. If the Ink light remains
on after installing the cartridge, try removing and
then reinserting it.
Replacing Printer Parts
Replacing the Printer Cutter Blade
If you notice that the paper isn’t cut cleanly, you may need
to replace the cutter blade (part # C12C815291). Cutting the following media may shorten the cutter’s life
and is not recommended:
• Fine art paper (such as Epson UltraSmooth®, Textured, or Velvet)
• Canvas
• Vinyl
1
Press the Menu button on the printer, then press until MAINTENANCE is highlighted.
2
Press the Menu button. Press to highlight
CUTTER REPLACEMENT.
Continue
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Replacing Printer Parts (continued)
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
6 Hold down the side pin, as shown, then turn the
latch to the right.
You need to replace one of the maintenance tanks (part # C12C890191) when you see MAINT TANK
FULL on the LCD, along with an indication of which
tank is full.
1
7
Check the LCD to determine which tank needs to be replaced.
Left
tank
Release the side pin and carefully remove the cutter
blade.
Right
tank
Center
tank
8
Insert the new cutter blade.
2
Make sure the printer is on, and pull out the
maintenance tank as shown.
9
Caution: Do not tip the tank, or ink may spill out.
Hold down the side pin while turning the latch to the left.
10 Close the front cover. The cutter returns to the home
position.
8
3
Place the used tank in the plastic bag included with
the new tank.
4
Insert the new tank.
Control Panel Menus
Boldface type indicates the default setting. Press the Menu button to access the menus.
Menu
Item
Settings / Explanation
PRINTER SETUP
PLATEN GAP
STANDARD, NARROW, WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST
PAGE LINE
ON, OFF
ROLL PAPER MARGIN
DEFAULT, TOP/BOTTOM15mm, TOP 35/BOTTOM15mm,
15mm, 3mm
PAPER SIZE CHECK
ON, OFF
PAPER SKEW CHECK
ON, OFF
REFRESH MARGIN
ON, OFF
AUTO NOZZLE CHECK
ON: PERIODICALLY, ON: EVERY JOB, OFF
PRINT NOZZLE PATTERN
OFF, ON: EVERY PAGE, ON: EVERY 10 PAGES
INITIALIZE SETTINGS
Restores default settings
TEST PRINT
NOZZLE CHECK
Shows clogged or deflected nozzles
STATUS SHEET
Ink, paper, and maintenance tank capacity remaining
NETWORK STATUS SHEET
Shows network settings
JOB INFORMATION
Ink and paper used for the last 10 jobs;
most recent job is number 0
CUSTOM PAPER
Information about registered paper configurations
MAINTENANCE
CUTTER ADJUSTMENT
Adjusts cutter position
CUTTER REPLACEMENT
Moves the cutter to the replacement position
POWER CLEANING
Use if normal cleaning cycles are not sufficient
CLEAN EACH COLOR
Cleans specific nozzles only
CLOCK SETTING
MM/DD/YY HH:MM
CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT
Adjusts the contrast of the LCD display
PRINTER STATUS
VERSION Current firmware version
PRINTABLE PAGES For the amount of ink remaining in each cartridge
INK LEVEL
Percentage of ink remaining in each cartridge
MAINTENANCE TANK
Percentage of capacity remaining in each maintance tank
USAGE COUNT
Ink in milliliters, paper in square centimeters
CLEAR USAGE COUNT
EXECUTE
JOB HISTORY
Ink in milliliters and paper in square centimeters for each
saved job; most recent job is number 0
Number of pages printed
TOTAL PRINTS
EDM STATUS
If Epson Device Management is enabled, shows date of
last upload (future enhancement)
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Continue
Control Panel Menus (continued)
PAPER SETUP
PAPER TYPE Media type loaded in the printer
ROLL PAPER REMAINING
Setting appears only when no paper is loaded
REMAINING PPR SETUP
OFF, ON:PRINT EVERY PAGE, ON:AT ROLL EXCHANGE
ROLL PAPER LENGTH
From 15 to 300 ft
ROLL LENGTH ALERT
From 3 to 50 ft
CUSTOM PAPER
Paper No 1 to 10
PAPER TYPE
Photo, Proofing, Fine Art, Matte, Plain, Others
PLATEN GAP
STANDARD, NARROW, WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST
THICKNESS PATTERN
PRINT
CUT METHOD
STANDARD, THIN PAPER, THICK PAPER FAST,
THICK PAPER SLOW
PAPER FEED ADJUST
-0.70% to 0.70%
DRYING TIME
0.0 sec. to 10.0 sec.
PAPER SUCTION
STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, -4
HEAD ALIGNMENT
PAPER THICKNESS
SELECT PAPER TYPE
SELECT THICKNESS
8 mil (0.2mm), 4 mil to 60 mil (0.1 to 1.5 mm)
ALIGNMENT
AUTO
UNI-D, BI-D 2-COLOR, BI-D ALL, BI-D #1, BI-D #2, BI-D #3, BI-D #4
MANUAL
UNI-D, BI-D 2-COLOR, BI-D ALL
NETWORK SETUP
NETWORK SETUP
DISABLE, ENABLE
IP ADDRESS SETTING
AUTO, PANEL
IP, SM, DG SETTING
IP address, subnet mask, default gateway
BONJOUR
ON, OFF
INIT NETWORK SETTING
Resets all network settings
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Where To Get Help
Epson PreferredSM Unit ID number
Date of purchase
Service
Access
Telephone support
Call (888) 377-6611. Make sure
you have your Unit ID number.
Serial number
If you experience any difficulty with the toll-free number or your Unit ID
number, call (562) 276-1305.
World Wide Web
Go to epson.com/support to download drivers and firmware, access product
documentation and troubleshooting, and get technical advice through e-mail.
Support for non-Epson RIP
Contact the RIP manufacturer.
Epson and Epson Stylus are registered trademarks and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson UltraChrome K3
is a trademark, UltraSmooth is a registered trademark, and Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc.
© 2007 Epson America, Inc.
9/07
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
Epson Stylus Pro 11880
®
Control Panel Lights and Buttons
Paper Feed up button
Menu or cleaning button
Enter or barcode button
Pause or reset
button and light
Auto take-up reel
backward button
Power light
Power button
Auto take-up reel
forward button
Paper light
Ink light
Maintenance
tank gauges
Ink cartridge
gauges
Paper Feed down button
Paper source or
cut button
Printed in USA
CPD-24469