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Epson Stylus Photo 1280
Printer Basics
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Contents
WELCOME!
About Your Software
About Your Documentation
Viewing the On-Screen Reference Guide
LOADING PAPER
Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder
Loading Envelopes
Loading Roll Paper
If the Roll Paper Jams or Feeds Incorrectly
Removing and Storing Roll Paper
PRINTING FROM START TO FINISH
Basic Printing in Windows
Selecting the Settings You Use Most Often
Basic Printing With Macintosh OS X
Customizing Your Print Settings
Customizing Windows Print Settings
Customizing Macintosh Print Settings
Selecting the Correct Media Type
Printing Borderless Photos
Windows
Macintosh OS X
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MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
Cleaning the Print Head
Running the Head Cleaning Utility
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Aligning the Print Head
Cleaning the Printer
Transporting the Printer
PROBLEM SOLVING
Printer Parts
Diagnosing Printer Problems
Checking the Control Panel Lights
Running a Printer Check
Problems and Solutions
Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Software
Printing Problems
Print Quality Problems
Problems with Paper Feeding
Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Windows Printer Software
Where To Get Help
Software Technical Support
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NOTICES
Windows System Requirements
Macintosh System Requirements
Important Safety Instructions
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
ENERGY STAR Compliance
FCC Compliance Statement
Declaration of Conformity
Epson America, Inc., Limited Warranty
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Welcome!
Your Epson Stylus® Photo 1280 printer delivers state-of-the-art print quality for both
professional and home office users. With resolutions up to 5760 × 720 dpi, it’s the
ideal output device for everything from exhibition prints to family photos. You can
print edge-to-edge, borderless prints on a variety of roll paper sizes, or on single sheets
of special Epson® photo papers available in popular print sizes.
About Your Software
The printer software CD-ROM that came with your printer includes all the software
you need for printing. See the Start Here sheet for installation instructions.
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Your printer driver runs your printer and lets you control how your documents
look. You can’t use your printer without it.
Note: It’s a good idea to check Epson’s support web site periodically for possible
updates to your printer driver. Visit http://support.epson.com and check the
section for your product to see if there is a new driver available, free of charge,
for downloading to your computer. Download instructions are included for your
convenience.
The Windows driver includes the Epson ICC Color Profiles, which work with
Adobe® Photoshop,® Photoshop Elements, and other software applications to give
you control of the colors in your prints when used in a color-managed workflow.
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Epson PhotoCenter is Epson’s free photo-sharing web site where you can store,
organize, and share your photos; print high-resolution photos straight from the
web; and order prints and custom photo gifts. The printer software installer lets
you add a link to the Epson PhotoCenter on your desktop.
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Your printer software CD also includes GretagMacbeth® Eye-One Share, a
complete color workshop on your desktop. Try the tutorial to see what this
software can do. For instructions and more information, click the Help button
when you’re using the program.
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (on a separate CD-ROM) provides powerful
photo-editing tools plus intuitive organizing and sharing capabilities—from the
maker of Photoshop, the leading image-editing software worldwide. See the
on-screen Getting Started Guide for instructions.
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About Your Documentation
To set up your printer and install its software, see the Start Here sheet. Then read this
book for instructions on:
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Loading paper
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Printing with Windows® or on a Macintosh®
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Maintaining the printer
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Solving basic problems
Please follow these guidelines throughout:
Warning: Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution: Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note: Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tip: Tips contain additional hints for better printing.
For details about your printer, and for network setup instructions and technical
specifications, see your on-screen Reference Guide, as described below.
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Welcome!
Viewing the On-Screen Reference Guide
You should have installed the on-screen Reference Guide for your printer when you set
up your printer, as described on the Start Here sheet. (If not, insert the printer
software CD-ROM and select Install Reference Guide from the Install Menu to
copy the manual to your computer.)
Note: You need a browser to view the Reference Guide—such as Microsoft®
Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, Netscape® Navigator® 3.0 or later, Mozilla™
Firefox™ 1.0 or later, or Safari™ 1.0 or later. If you are using a different browser,
the pages may not display correctly. (A browser is not included on the printer
software CD-ROM.)
To view the guide, double-click the Reference Guide icon on your desktop. You see
this screen:
Click here
to expand
the table of
contents
Click a topic on the left to expand the table of contents. After expanding the table of
contents, you can click on the topic you want to view.
Welcome!
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If there’s a right arrow
Click the down arrow
, click it to view subtopics, then click on a topic to go to it.
to close a subtopic list.
Closed list:
click to
expand
Click to go
to topic
Note: If you see an icon for a graphic when viewing your Reference Guide in
Netscape Navigator, click the Reload button to load the graphic.
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Welcome!
Loading Paper
This chapter explains how to load paper in your printer, as described in these sections:
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“Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder” below
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“Loading Envelopes” on page 13
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“Loading Roll Paper” on page 14
For instructions on loading special media, see your on-screen Reference Guide.
Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder
Follow these guidelines when loading paper:
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Load the printable side face up. It’s usually glossy, whiter, or brighter than the
other side.
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Always load the short edge first, even when printing landscape-oriented
documents.
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Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first.
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You can load up to 20 sheets of Epson Photo Paper, Glossy Photo Paper, or
Matte Paper Heavyweight.
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Load Epson Premium Glossy, Semigloss, and Luster Photo Paper one sheet at a
time.
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Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.
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1. Make sure your printer and computer are turned on.
2. Place your paper against the right edge of the sheet feeder and slide the left edge
guide against the paper. (Don’t push the paper down into the feeder.)
Don’t load paper
above this arrow
Printable side up,
short edge first
Slide the left edge guide against the paper
Letter-size paper
Pull out the output
tray extensions
4 x 6 inch paper
3. Pull out the output tray extensions.
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Loading Envelopes
You can load up to 10 envelopes at a time.
Tip: For best results, press each envelope flat before loading it, or load one
envelope at a time.
1. Open the printer cover and move the thickness lever to the + position.
Remember to move the thickness lever back to the 0 position when you’re done
printing envelopes.
2. Insert the envelopes flap edge first, printable side up, against the right edge of the
sheet feeder.
Load the printable side up and the flap side down
Pull out the output
tray extensions
3. Slide the left edge guide against the envelopes.
4. Before you print, select Plain paper as the Media Type setting and choose the
correct envelope size for the Paper Size setting, as described on page 20
(Windows) or page 23 (Macintosh OS X).
Loading Paper
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Loading Roll Paper
These steps show how to load 4-inch wide roll paper, but you can follow the same
procedure to load wider roll paper.
1. Before you begin, turn on your printer and remove any paper loaded in the sheet
feeder.
2. Remove the paper support and lower the output tray.
3. Insert the paper support adapter into the positioning slots on the back of the
printer, as shown.
Position the down
arrows above the slots
4. Set the roll paper onto the roll paper
holders. Avoid touching the printable
side of the roll paper as much as
possible. If necessary, remove the tape
and protective paper from the end of
the roll.
5. Make sure the edge is cut straight
across, with 90° corners. If the end
is cut diagonally, you may have
problems feeding the paper.
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6. If the paper coming off the roll is curled too tightly, you can uncurl it. Locate the
uncurling sheet that came in your printer box. Insert the end of the roll paper
inside the uncurling sheet and roll it in the direction opposite to the paper’s curl.
(This step is especially important with roll paper that is wider than 4 inches.)
7. Insert the tabs on the roll paper holders into the slots on the paper support
adapter. As you face the front of the printer, insert the tab on the right roll paper
holder into the slot at the right end of the adapter, and the tab on the left roll
paper holder into the appropriate slot to the left.
Slot at right end
of the adapter
Note: It’s important to insert the tab on the right roll paper holder into the slot at
the right end of the adapter. Otherwise your roll paper won’t load correctly, and
you may see an error.
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8. Feed the end of the paper into the printer as far as it will go, then slide the left
edge guide against the paper.
9. Gently rotate the roll backward to remove any slack from the paper.
10. Make sure the output tray is open but the extensions are closed, and leave ample
room at the front of the printer for your paper to eject smoothly.
11. Gently hold the paper in place as you press and release the z roll paper button to
feed the paper into the printer.
Note: Don’t force the paper to feed into the printer. Allow the paper to move
automatically.
Make sure you press the z roll paper button when you feed roll paper. Pressing the
b maintenance button by mistake may cause paper feeding problems.
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If the Roll Paper Jams or Feeds Incorrectly
If the roll paper feeds incorrectly, do the following:
1. Press the z roll paper button for three seconds to rewind the paper. (You may
have to do this more than once to rewind the paper completely.)
If the paper is jammed and won’t rewind, turn the printer off. Then cut the roll at
a point a few inches away from where it exits the printer. Make your cut as
straight as possible to avoid further feeding problems. Gently pull the roll
backward to rewind it, and then turn the printer on again.
2. After you rewind the paper, the b maintenance light comes on. Press the
b maintenance button to turn the light off.
3. Reload the paper, making sure the end is straight and not damaged. If necessary,
trim the end again before reloading.
Removing and Storing Roll Paper
When you finish a print job on roll paper, you can position the paper for another
print job or remove it from the printer. Follow these steps:
1. Press the z roll paper button. The printer
prints a small line on the roll paper to show you
where to cut it and feeds the paper forward.
2. If you want to continue printing on roll paper,
press the z roll paper button again; the paper
feeds back into the printer. Then send the next
print job; the paper will move into the correct
loading position before printing.
If you’re finished printing on roll paper, follow
the rest of the steps to remove it.
Roll paper button
3. Cut the roll paper on the side of the line facing away from the printer. Make your
cut as straight as possible to avoid feeding problems.
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Note: Don’t pull on the paper as you cut it; you may damage your printout.
It’s a good idea to use a ruler or straight edge to make sure the end of the roll
paper is cut at right angles. A diagonal cut may cause paper feeding problems.
4. Hold down the z roll paper button for about three seconds. The roll paper feeds
backward, so you can remove it from the sheet feeder. (You may need to repeat
this step to back it all the way out.)
5. Remove the roll paper from the holder and return the unused roll to its original
package.
Store your printout in a resealable plastic bag. Keep both printed and unused roll
paper away from high temperatures and humidity and out of direct sunlight.
Note: After you rewind the roll paper, the b maintenance light remains on. You
must press the b maintenance button to turn the light off before you can
resume printing.
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Printing from Start to Finish
This chapter covers the following:
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“Basic Printing in Windows” on page 20
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“Basic Printing With Macintosh OS X” on page 23
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“Customizing Your Print Settings” on page 27
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“Selecting the Correct Media Type” on page 33
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“Printing Borderless Photos” on page 34
Tip: Whenever you print, make sure you:
Use the right paper.
For the best-looking photos, most vivid colors, and greatest detail, always use
genuine Epson papers.
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Your printer automatically adjusts itself for the type of paper you’ve selected, so
make sure your printer settings are correct for the paper you loaded.
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Basic Printing in Windows
When you’re ready to print a document from your Windows application, follow these
steps:
1. Make sure the printer is on and paper is loaded.
2. From the File menu, click Print. You see a Print window like this one:
Select your printer here
Click here to open
your printer software
Note: If you click the print icon on your application’s tool bar instead of selecting
Print from the File menu, you may not see this window and will not be able to
change the printer software settings before printing.
3. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 is selected.
4. Click Properties or Preferences. (If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options
button, click it first. Then click Properties or Preferences on the next screen.)
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You see your printer settings window:
Select the type of paper you
loaded (see page 33)
Select the Ink color
Select Automatic mode
Click OK
5. Make the following settings:
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Set the Mode to Automatic. It’s the easiest way to get good printing results
on all types of paper.
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Choose the Media Type for your paper. If you’re
not sure which setting to select, see page 33.
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For Ink, select Color to print a color document
or black and white photograph. Choose Black to
print a grayscale or black text document.
Note: The Automatic setting for Mode gives you the
best combination of quality and speed for most prints.
For the highest print quality (Photo RPM®) on selected
papers, click Custom, then click the Advanced button
that appears. See “Customizing Windows Print Settings” on page 27 for
instructions on selecting Photo RPM.
6. Click OK to save your settings, return to the Print window, and print.
Note: For more information about printer settings, click the Help button. You can
also right-click any item on the screen and then click What’s This?.
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After a moment, this window appears and shows the progress of your print job. You
can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart printing. You can also see how much
ink you have left.
Click to cancel printing
Does not
appear if you
are printing
over a network
Click to pause or resume
printing
Shows ink levels; the
color of ink with the
least amount left
determines the level for
all the colors shown
Selecting the Settings You Use Most Often
When you change printer settings from within an application, the settings apply only
for what you print during the current session. If you want the settings to be in effect
whenever you use that program, and for other programs as well, you can change the
Windows default printer settings.
Follow these steps:
1. Windows XP: Click Start > Printers and Faxes (or Start > Settings >
Printers and Faxes).
Windows 2000: Click Start > Settings > Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 printer and select
Printing Preferences.
3. Select the default settings you want to use for all your applications. Then click OK
when you’re finished and close the Printers window.
If you want different settings for a particular document, you can always change the
settings in your application program. The changed settings will remain in effect until
you close the program.
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Basic Printing With Macintosh OS X
When you’re ready to print a document from your Macintosh OS X application,
follow these steps:
Note: Make sure you added your printer to the Printer Setup Utility or Print
Center as described on the Start Here sheet.
1. Make sure the printer is on and paper is loaded.
2. From the File menu, select Page Setup.
3. Select your printer in the Format for menu.
Note: If you’re printing on roll paper, select one of the roll paper options. If you
want to print without margins, select one of the borderless versions. (See
page 35 for details.)
4. Select the Paper Size and Orientation. When you’re finished, click OK.
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5. Select Print from the File menu. You see a screen like this:
Select the same setting
you chose in the
Page Setup window
Click here and select
Print Settings
6. Open the Printer menu and select the same printer option you chose in the
Page Setup menu.
Note: Always select the same printer option in the Format for menu and the
Printer menu. If the settings are different, you may get unexpected results.
7. Select Print Settings from the pull-down menu.
You see your basic print settings:
Select your paper
type (see page 33)
Select
Automatic
mode
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Select Color for color
documents and for black
and white photographs
8. Make the following settings:
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Set the mode to Automatic. It’s the easiest way to get good printing results
on all types of paper.
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Choose the Media Type for your paper. If you’re not sure which setting to
select, see page 33.
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For Ink, select Color to print color documents and black and white
photographs, or Black to print grayscale or black text documents.
Note: The Automatic setting for Mode gives you the best combination of quality
and speed for most prints. For the highest print quality (Photo RPM) on selected
papers, click Advanced Settings. See “Customizing Macintosh Print Settings”
on page 31 for instructions on selecting Photo RPM.
9. You can also select additional options such as the following in the pull-down
menu:
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Copies & Pages, to select the number of copies or a page range
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Layout, to select page layout options
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Output Options, to save your print job as a PDF file
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Color Management, to select ColorSync,® adjust the color controls, change
the gamma setting, or turn off color adjustments by the printer software
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Summary, to view a list of all your selections
10. Optionally, click Preview to preview your print job.
11. Click Print.
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To monitor the progress of your print job, click the
Print Setup Utility (or Print
Center) icon when it appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop. Then
double-click Stylus Photo 1280 in the printer list. You see a screen like this:
You can use the Printer Setup Utility or Print Center to do any of the following:
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Click the print job, then click Delete to delete the job.
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Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing.
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Click a print job marked “Hold” and click Resume to resume printing.
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If multiple print jobs are listed, click a print job, then click the Priority arrow
as necessary to reorder the jobs.
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Customizing Your Print Settings
You can use advanced settings for color matching, printing at a higher resolution, or
selecting a variety of special effects and layouts.
Customizing Windows Print Settings
1. On the Main tab, click Custom.
Click Custom, then choose
from the Custom Settings list,
or click Advanced
2. Open the Custom Settings list and select one of these settings:
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Economy: For printing rough drafts of text on plain paper.
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ICM (Image Color Matching): For matching colors as closely as possible with
ICM-compatible monitors or scanners.
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sRGB (standard Red Green Blue): For color matching with other sRGB
devices, or for images designed for the Web. See your Windows help for
details.
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3. Click the Advanced button. You see the Advanced window.
Note: You must click the Custom button on the Main tab to see the Advanced
button.
Click here to select Photo RPM (5760 × 1440 dpi) for the best print
quality on certain paper types
Click to save settings
Select Color
Management settings
Set individual color
values
4. For the highest quality printing (highest resolution), select Photo RPM (if
available for your Media Type). Then click OK.
Note: Printing is slower at higher resolutions. For more information about
advanced settings, click the Help button.
5. If you’re using a color management system, such as the Epson ICC color profiles
that came with your printer, and don’t want your printer to control the colors,
select No Color Adjustment.
6. Set any other advanced settings you want to use.
7. If you want to save your custom settings as a group, click Save Settings. Then
enter a name for your settings in the Custom Settings window and click Save.
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Note: When you want to use them again, you can select this group of settings in
the Custom Settings list on the Main menu. You must click Custom to see the
Custom Settings list.
8. Click the Paper tab to change paper size, page orientation, or the paper source.
If you’re printing on roll paper, change the Paper Source to Roll Paper.
Select Sheet Feeder
or Roll Paper here
Select sheet, roll, or
envelope size here
Shows current
settings
Select the number of
copies and other
output options
Select orientation,
or rotate the image
Center your text or
image, or increase
the printable area
Tip: If your program’s Print window includes options for setting the number of
copies, orientation, or paper source, check these before you print to make sure
they’re correct.
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9. Click the Layout tab to change layout settings:
Click here to reduce
or enlarge image and
select resizing options
Shows current
settings
Click here to print on
both sides of the page
Select settings here
to print multiple
pages on one sheet,
or create a poster
Add a watermark to a
printed page here
10. If you want to preview your job before printing, click the Main tab and click the
Print Preview checkbox.
11. Click OK to save your settings and return to the Print window, then click OK
(or Print) to print.
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Customizing Macintosh Print Settings
1. On the printer settings window, click Custom, then click the Custom Settings
list to open it.
Click Custom, then click
Custom Settings to see the
list of options
2. Optionally, select one of these settings from the Custom Settings list:
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Economy: For printing rough drafts of text on plain paper.
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ColorSync: For matching printed colors as closely as possible with ColorSync
compatible devices.
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3. For more options, click Advanced Settings. You see this window:
To select color management
settings, select Color
Management from the Print
Settings pull-down menu
Click here to select Photo RPM
(5760 × 1440 dpi) for the best print
quality on certain types of paper
Select other print options here
Note: For more information on advanced settings, click Help.
4. If you’re using a color management system and don’t want your printer to control
colors, select Color Management from the Print Settings pull-down menu, and
select No Color Adjustment.
5. For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM (if available for your Media
Type).
6. Set any other advanced settings you want to use.
7. Click Print.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type
Select the correct Media Type setting so your printer knows
what kind of paper you’re using and adjusts the ink
coverage accordingly.
For this paper . . .
Select this Media Type setting
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
Plain paper
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
Epson Iron-On Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Epson Photo Paper
Photo Paper
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
Epson All-Purpose Glossy Paper
Epson Photo Quality Glossy Paper
Epson Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson ColorLife® Photo Paper
ColorLife Photo Paper
Epson Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
Epson Photo Stickers®
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Epson Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
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Printing Borderless Photos
You can print your photos with no margins, extending the image all the way to the
edges of the page. Although BorderFree® printing is a bit slower, you get beautiful
snapshots or enlargements without trimming.
Windows
Follow these steps to print borderless photos on single sheets:
1. Start your photo application and open your photo file.
2. Click File > Print. Then click Properties or Preferences.
3. Make sure the mode is set to Automatic.
4. Select your paper type as the Media Type option.
Note: See the inside back cover for a list of BorderFree papers.
5. Click the Paper tab. You see the following:
Select Sheet Feeder and
click the Borderless checkbox
Select the paper size
Select the orientation
6. Choose Sheet Feeder or Roll Paper as your Paper Source.
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7. Click the Borderless checkbox. Read the message and click OK.
8. Choose your Paper Size.
Note: If you want borderless prints on 4 × 6 inch Glossy Photo Paper, choose
Photo Paper 4 × 6 in No Perforations.
You can also print borderless photos on letter-size paper.
9. Select the Orientation setting, then click OK.
10. Click OK or Print.
Macintosh OS X
Follow these steps to print borderless photos on single sheets:
1. Start your photo application and open your photo file.
2. Click File > Page Setup. You see the Page Attributes dialog box.
3. In the Format for pull-down menu, select Stylus Photo 1280
(Sheet Feeder - Borderless).
Note: If you don’t see this option, make sure you added the printer to the Printer
Setup Utility or Print Center correctly. See the Start Here sheet for instructions.
4. Choose the Paper Size and Orientation, then click OK.
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Note: If you are printing on 4 × 6 inch Glossy Photo Paper, BorderFree, choose
Photo Paper 4 × 6 in No Perforations.
You can also print borderless photos on letter-size paper.
5. Click File > Print.
6. Select Print Settings from the pull-down list.
7. In the Printer pull-down menu, select Stylus Photo 1280 (Sheet
Feeder - Borderless).
8. Make sure the Mode is set to Automatic.
9. Select your paper as the Media Type option.
Note: See the inside back cover for a list of BorderFree papers.
10. Make any other print settings you want. Then click Print.
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Printing from Start to Finish
Maintaining Your Printer
This section covers the following:
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“Cleaning the Print Head” below
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“Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 39
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“Aligning the Print Head” on page 43
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“Cleaning the Printer” on page 45
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“Transporting the Printer” on page 46
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printed image is unexpectedly light, or dots are missing from the image, you
may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink
properly. Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print quality declines.
This section explains how to clean the print head using the printer’s Head Cleaning
utility, which is the recommended method when the printer is connected directly to
your computer (not over a network).
You can also clean the print head by holding down the b maintenance button on the
control panel for three seconds (when the b maintenance light is off).
Caution: When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the print quality can
decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your printer at least once a month to maintain good
print quality.
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Running the Head Cleaning Utility
1. Make sure the printer is on but not printing, and the b maintenance light is off.
Note: You can’t clean the print head if the b maintenance light is flashing or on.
Replace the appropriate ink cartridge instead.
2. Windows: Open an application and select Print from the File menu. Click
Properties or Preferences. Then click the Utility tab.
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder on your hard drive.
Double-click EPSON Printer Utility and select SP 1280 in the printer list. Then
click OK.
3. On the Utility menu, click the Head Cleaning button.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen
to clean the print head.
Cleaning takes about 30 seconds,
during which the printer makes some
noise and the Ppower light flashes.
Caution: Never turn off the printer
while the Ppower light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or
made noise for more than 5 minutes.
5. When the Ppower light stops flashing, run a nozzle check to confirm that the
print head nozzles are clean.
Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print Nozzle Check Pattern
(Windows) or Confirmation (Macintosh). Then click Print. The nozzle check
pattern prints (see the next section for details).
6. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its lines, click Finish.
If the pattern has white lines, click Clean to clean the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four times, check the
solutions in “Print Quality Problems” on page 54. You can also turn the printer
off and wait overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning
the print head again.
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Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look something like this:
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps
in the dot pattern. If your printout looks okay, you’re done.
If there are gaps in the lines, clean the print head again; see page 37 for instructions.
Gaps in nozzle check pattern
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the b maintenance and P power lights are both flashing, one of your ink
cartridges is low on ink. This is a good time to make sure you have a new cartridge.
When the b maintenance and P power lights both stay on, an ink cartridge is empty
and you need to replace it.
Caution: You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty. Leave the empty cartridge
installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement; otherwise the ink
remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.
When an installed ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may also need to
replace it if you notice that your printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print
quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head, you can replace the
cartridge even if the b maintenance and P power lights aren’t flashing.
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Use these Epson ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the
expiration date on the package:
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Black: T007201
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Color: T009201
Caution: To ensure good results, use genuine Epson ink cartridges and do not refill
them. Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by Epson’s
warranty.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To
purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for reseller referral.
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once you start the ink
cartridge replacement procedure, you must complete all the steps in one session.
Follow these steps to replace ink cartridges:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
2. Open the printer cover and press the ink
cartridge replacement button. The print
head moves left to the ink cartridge
replacement position.
Caution: To avoid damaging the printer,
never move the print head by hand.
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Maintaining Your Printer
Ink cartridge
replacement
button
3. Use the printer software to check the ink levels and see which cartridge you need
to replace:
Windows: From an application, open the printer software and check the ink
levels on the Main tab. (See page 20 for instructions on opening the software.)
You can also check the ink levels by pressing Start > Settings > Printers and
Faxes (or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes). Right-click the
Stylus Photo 1280 and select Printing Preferences.
Macintosh OS X: Choose Applications > EPSON Printer Utility > SP 1280.
Click OK, then click EPSON StatusMonitor.
4. The color cartridge is on the right and the black
cartridge is on the left. Pull up the ink cartridge
clamp. The cartridge rises from its holder.
5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of
it carefully.
Warning: Keep ink cartridges out of the reach
of children.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap and water. If ink
gets in your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
6. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then remove
only the yellow tape seal on top.
Caution: You must remove the yellow seal from
the top of the cartridge or you will permanently
damage the cartridge.
Don’t touch the green circuit board on the back of
the cartridge; you may inhibit normal operation
and printing.
Black cartridge
Color cartridge
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7. Tilt the new cartridge toward you slightly as you
insert it. Lower the cartridge so that the tabs rest
on the hooks.
Tabs
Hooks
Caution: Don’t place the cartridge tabs under the hooks
on the holder clamp; you may damage the clamp when
you close it.
8. Press down firmly on the ink
cartridge clamp until it snaps into
place.
9. If you need to replace the other
ink cartridge, repeat steps 4
through 8 before continuing with
step 10.
Make sure the
cartridge tabs
are positioned
above the hooks
10. Press the ink cartridge
replacement button and close the
printer cover. The printer moves
the print head and begins
charging the ink delivery system.
The Ppower light flashes, and the printer makes noise. Charging takes about one
minute. When it’s finished, the Ppower light stops flashing and stays on.
Caution: Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is flashing, unless the
printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
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Maintaining Your Printer
Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print
head. Your printer must be connected to a local port, not on a network, to use the
Print Head Alignment utility. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is on but not printing, and letter-size paper is loaded.
Tip: For best results, load Epson ink jet paper in the printer whenever you check
the print head alignment.
2. Windows: Open an application and select Print from the File menu. Click
Properties or Preferences. Then click the Utility tab.
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder on your hard drive.
Double-click EPSON Printer Utility and select SP 1280 in the printer list. Then
click OK.
3. You see the Utility menu. Click the Print Head Alignment button.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen
to print an alignment page for black
printing. You see this window on
your screen:
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5. On the test page, select the pattern with the
two vertical lines most precisely printed on
top of each other. You may need to use a
magnifying glass or loupe.
Select one pattern each for rows 1, 2, and 3.
Enter the number of the best pattern for
each row in the corresponding boxes on the
screen. Then click Next.
If you can’t find an aligned pattern, enter
the number of the best pattern and click
Realignment to print another test page.
Then repeat this step.
6. Follow the instructions on the next two screens to print an alignment pattern for
color printing.
7. On the test page, select the pattern that is the least grainy. Select one pattern for
each of the two rows and enter its number in the corresponding boxes on the
screen. Then click Finish.
If you can’t find a smooth pattern, enter the number of the best pattern and click
Realignment to print another test page. Then repeat this step.
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Maintaining Your Printer
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the printer and wait for the Ppower light to go out.
2. Unplug the power cord and disconnect the printer cable.
3. Remove all the paper, then use a soft brush to clean any dust or dirt from the sheet
feeder.
4. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
5. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp cloth.
Caution: Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can
damage the printer components and case.
Don’t get water on the printer components, and don’t spray lubricants or oils inside
the printer.
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special media; they may jam inside the
printer.
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Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it for transportation in
its original box or one of a similar size. Follow these steps:
Caution: To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed when
transporting the printer.
Be sure to remove the tape used in step 4 after installing the printer in its new
location.
1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the far right position, then
turn the printer off.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then disconnect the printer
cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the printer and remove the paper support.
4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink
cartridge holder to the printer with tape as
shown, then close the printer cover.
Tape the ink
cartridge holder to
the printer case
5. Push in the output tray extensions and close
the tray.
6. Repack the printer and attachments in the
original box using the protective materials
that came with it. See the Start Here sheet for
details.
Keep the printer level as you transport it.
After transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the print head and test your
printer. If you notice a decline in print quality, clean the print head (see page 37); if
output is misaligned, align the print head (see page 43).
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Maintaining Your Printer
Problem Solving
This section gives you the basics for diagnosing and solving printer problems.
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First see “Diagnosing Printer Problems” on page 49 to help determine the cause
of the problem.
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Then see “Problems and Solutions” on page 52 for solutions to common setup
and printing problems.
Caution: It’s a good idea to check Epson’s support web site periodically for
possible updates to your printer driver. Visit http://support.epson.com and check
the section for your printer to see if there is a new driver available, free of charge,
for downloading to your computer. Download instructions are posted for your
convenience.
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Printer Parts
Paper support
Sheet
feeder
Right edge guide
Printer cover
Left
edge
guide
Output tray
Output tray extensions
Ink cartridge holders
(not removable)
Control panel
Paper
thickness
lever
Maintenance light
Power light
Ink cartridge replacement button
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Problem Solving
Roll paper
button
Maintenance
button
Power button
Diagnosing Printer Problems
You can diagnose some problems by checking the printer’s control panel lights, as
described in this section, or running a printer check, as described on page 51.
Checking the Control Panel Lights
Maintenance light
Roll paper button
Maintenance
button
Power light
Power button
Lights
Explanation
P is on
The printer is ready to print.
P flashes
The printer is receiving a print job, charging ink, or cleaning the print
head. It also flashes when the print head moves to the ink cartridge
replacement position.
P and b flash
When both lights flash, one of the ink cartridges is low on ink. To find
out which one, do the following:
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Windows: Check the ink level graphic on the Main tab in the
Printer Settings window in the printer software. See page 20 for
instructions on opening the software.
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Macintosh OS X: Choose Applications > EPSON Printer Utility >
SP 1280 > EPSON StatusMonitor.
Then replace the ink cartridge as described on page 39.
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Lights
Explanation
P and b are on
When both lights are on, one of the ink cartridges is out of ink.
Determine which cartridge is empty. Then replace the cartridge as
described on page 39. If both lights come on after you’ve replaced a
cartridge, you may have installed a cartridge your printer can’t use.
P is off and b is
Jammed paper may be blocking movement of the print head, or you
may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, open the cover, and
check for any jammed paper. Also, make sure you removed all the
packing material, as described on the Start Here sheet. Then turn the
printer back on. If the error isn’t cleared, contact your dealer or Epson.
See page 60 for contact information.
on
P flashes and b
Paper is out or loaded incorrectly, or you have a paper jam.
is on
If paper is out or loaded incorrectly, load or reload your paper. Then
press the b maintenance button to turn off the b maintenance light
and resume printing. (If you’re printing on roll paper, press the
b maintenance button to turn off the b maintenance light, then
press the z roll paper button to resume printing.)
If paper is jammed, do one of the following:
■ If you’re printing on sheet paper, press the b maintenance button
to try to clear the jam. If that doesn’t work, turn off the printer and
gently pull the paper forward (toward the output tray) to pull it out.
Then turn the printer on and press the b maintenance button to
resume printing.
■ If you’re printing on roll paper, press the z roll paper button for at
least three seconds to clear the jam. If that doesn’t work, see
page 17 for details about clearing roll paper jams.
P and b are off
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Problem Solving
When both lights are off, the printer is not receiving power. Try these
solutions:
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Make sure the printer is turned on.
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Make sure the outlet is working and is not controlled by a switch or
timer. If in doubt, try another outlet.
Turn off the printer, plug in the power cord securely, and turn the
printer on again.
Running a Printer Check
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem comes from the printer
itself or some other source. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off. Then disconnect the
interface cable from the printer.
2. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
3. Hold down the b maintenance button, then press and release the Ppower
button. Continue holding down the b maintenance button until the Ppower
light starts to flash, then release it.
The printer prints one page showing its ROM version number, ink counter, and a
nozzle check pattern. Only the nozzle check pattern is shown below. (If the
pattern has gaps in its dots, you need to clean the print head; see page 37.)
4. To end the check, turn the printer off after it prints the check page. Then
reconnect the interface cable and turn on your printer and computer.
If the check page prints, the problem probably lies in your software settings, the
interface cable, or your computer. Another possibility is that your printer or
application software may not be installed correctly.
If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer. Try the
suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” beginning on page 52. If nothing seems to
work, contact your dealer or Epson as described on page 60.
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Problems and Solutions
Here are some troubleshooting tips if you have problems setting up your printer,
installing software, or printing.
Problems Setting Up
the Printer or Installing
Software
You’re having problems installing
the printer software.
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Make sure your printer is turned
on and the printer cable is securely
connected at both ends. Then
carefully follow the installation
instructions on the Start Here
sheet. Also make sure your system
meets the requirements beginning
on page 63.
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Close your other applications,
including any screen savers and
virus protection software, and
install again.
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For Windows 2000, if you see an
error message or your software
doesn’t install correctly, you may
not have software installation
privileges. Contact your System
Administrator.
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For Windows 2000, don’t select
Block under Control Panel>
The printer makes noise after ink
cartridge installation.
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The first time you install ink
cartridges, the printer must charge
its ink delivery system for about
two minutes. Wait until charging
finishes (the Ppower light stops
flashing) before you turn off
the printer or it may charge
improperly and use excess ink the
next time you turn it on. If the
printer stops moving or making
noise, but the P power light is still
flashing after 5 minutes, turn off
the printer. If the light is still
flashing when you turn it back on,
contact Epson as described on
page 60.
Make sure the ink cartridge clamps
are locked down completely and
no packing material remains in the
printer. Turn off the printer, wait
a moment, then turn it back on to
clear the error.
Problem Solving
System> Hardware> Driver
Signing; select Ignore or Warn
instead.
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Make sure Windows XP or 2000
was preinstalled on your system.
The USB Printer Device Driver
may not install correctly if you’ve
upgraded your system from an
earlier version of Windows.
Make sure the Universal Serial Bus
Controller is working properly. See
your Windows online help system
for details. If it’s not working,
contact your computer
manufacturer.
If you’re printing over a network,
see your on-screen Reference Guide
for instructions on configuring your
printer for use on a network.
The printer sounds as though it is
printing, but nothing prints.
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Make sure the print head nozzles
are not clogged. To clean the print
head, see page 37.
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The printer won’t operate properly
if it’s tilted or at an angle. Place it
on a flat, stable surface.
Your printer makes noise when you
turn it on or after it has been sitting
for awhile.
Your printer is performing routine
maintenance.
Printing is too slow.
Printing Problems
The Ppower light is on, but nothing
prints.
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Make sure your system meets the
requirements listed in “Notices.” If
you’re printing a high-resolution image,
you need more than the minimum
requirements listed.
Make sure the interface cable
is connected securely and
the cable meets the system
requirements on page 63 or 63.
You may also need to:
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Clear space on your hard disk or
run a defragmentation utility.
Run a printer check as described
on page 51. If the check page
prints, make sure your printer and
application software are installed
correctly.
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Close open applications that you’re
not using.
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Increase your system’s memory
(RAM).
If you’re printing on a network, you
need to set up your printer for
network printing, as described in
your on-screen Reference Guide.
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For the fastest printing, try these tips:
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Choose Black ink if your document
doesn’t include color.
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Set the Quality/Speed slider to
Speed.
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Turn MicroWeave® off and/or
turn High Speed on. In Windows,
these settings are on the Advanced
window. In Macintosh OS X, these
settings are on the Print Settings
window.
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If you’re using the parallel port,
enable ECP/DMA mode. See your
computer documentation or
contact the manufacturer for help.
Print Quality Problems
You see banding (light lines).
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The print head nozzles may need
cleaning; see page 37 for
instructions.
Problem Solving
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Make sure the Media Type setting
matches the paper you loaded; see
page 33 for guidelines.
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Make sure the printable side of the
paper is face up. It’s usually whiter
or shinier.
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The ink cartridges may need
replacing. To replace an ink
cartridge, see page 39.
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Try using Automatic mode. See
page 21 (Windows) or page 25
(Macintosh OS X) for instructions.
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Run the Print Head Alignment
utility; see page 43 for instructions.
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Set the paper thickness lever to the
0 position. Set the lever to the +
position when you print on thicker
paper or envelopes. You may also
need to turn off High Speed in the
printer software.
Your printout is blurry or smeared.
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Remove each sheet from the output
tray after printing, especially when
you’re printing on transparencies.
Your printout is faint or has gaps in
the image.
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Make sure your paper isn’t damp or
curled, or loaded face down (the
printable side should be face up). If
it’s damp or curled, reload a new
stack of paper.
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Use a support sheet with special
paper, or try loading your paper
one sheet at a time.
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The print head nozzles may need
cleaning; see page 37 for
instructions.
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Make sure your paper meets the
specifications listed in the on-screen
Reference Guide.
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The ink cartridges may be old or
low on ink. To replace an ink
cartridge, see page 39.
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Use Epson papers to ensure proper
saturation and absorption of
genuine Epson inks.
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Make sure the Media Type setting
matches the paper you loaded. See
page 33 for guidelines.
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Run the Print Head Alignment
utility. See page 43 for instructions.
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Check the paper thickness lever
position. If it’s in the + position,
your printer is set for thicker paper
or envelopes. (See page 13.) If
you’ve loaded other paper, your
image may smear. For most papers,
set the paper thickness lever to the
0 position.
Make sure your paper isn’t
damaged, old, dirty, or loaded face
down. If it is, reload a new stack of
paper with the printable side up; it
is usually whiter or shinier than the
other side.
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You see wrong or missing colors.
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The print head nozzles may need
cleaning; see page 37.
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The ink cartridges may be old or
low on ink. To replace an ink
cartridge, see page 39.
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Try turning off PhotoEnhance.™
Also check if you’re using a special
effect that alters image colors, like
Sepia.
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If you’re printing color images,
make sure both your application
and printer software are set for
color printing.
Try using Automatic mode. See
page 21 (Windows) or page 25
(Macintosh OS X) for instructions.
The color profiles built into your
printer software automatically
reference your monitor profile.
Make sure that your monitor is
calibrated correctly.
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Try changing the Gamma setting
on the Advanced dialog box
(Windows) or the Color
Management dialog box (OS X).
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Your printed colors can never
exactly match your on-screen
colors. However, you can use a
color management system—such as
ICM (Windows) or ColorSync
(Macintosh)—to get as close as
possible. See page 27 or page 31 for
details.
Problem Solving
Your printout is grainy.
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Try using a higher quality paper.
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Select a higher Print Quality
(resolution) setting. See page 27 or
page 31 for instructions.
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You may need to increase the image
resolution or print it in a smaller
size; see the instructions for your
software documentation.
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Run the Print Head Alignment
utility. See page 43 for instructions.
Problems with Paper
Feeding
Too many copies are printing.
Check the Copies setting in both your
printer software and application.
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is
wrinkled.
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If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you
may have set the wrong paper size.
Press the b maintenance button to
eject the paper, then select the
correct paper size.
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If it’s wrinkled when it ejects, the
paper may be damp or too thin.
Reload new paper.
Paper doesn’t feed correctly or jams
in the printer.
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If paper doesn’t feed, remove it
from the sheet feeder, reload it
against the right edge, then slide the
left edge guide against the paper.
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If multiple pages feed at once,
remove the stack from the sheet
feeder, fan the edges to separate the
sheets, and carefully reload it.
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If paper jams, press the
b maintenance button for several
seconds to clear the jam. If that
doesn’t work, turn off the printer
and gently pull the paper forward
(toward the output tray) to pull it
out. Reload the paper and press the
b maintenance button.
If you try to print while the
b maintenance light is on, your
paper won’t feed properly. Press the
b maintenance button to turn off
the light before you print.
If your paper loads incorrectly or jams
frequently:
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Use new, smooth, high-quality
paper, loaded printable side up.
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Don’t load paper above the arrow
mark on the left edge guide.
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Place the paper against the right
edge and slide the left edge guide
against it, but not too tightly.
Roll paper doesn’t feed correctly.
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To load paper correctly, gently hold
the paper in place with your hand
while you press the z button.
Don’t force the paper to feed into
the printer. Allow it to feed
automatically.
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Use a triangle or other tool to
make sure the end of the roll is cut
perpendicular to the edges. If the
end is cut on a diagonal, the paper
may not feed smoothly.
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If you see a paper jam error
message, press the z roll paper
button for at least three seconds to
clear the error.
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If the b maintenance light is on,
press the b maintenance button
and wait for the light to go off.
Then press the z roll paper button
to resume printing.
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Always select Roll Paper as the
Paper Source setting. If Sheet
Feeder (or Auto Sheet Feeder)
is selected, paper will feed
unnecessarily after each print job.
In addition, a great deal of paper
may feed unnecessarily when you
turn your printer off and then on
again.
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If extra paper feeds after a print job
or after you turn on the printer,
press the z roll paper button for
three seconds to rewind the paper.
(You may need to repeat this step to
rewind the paper completely.) Then
press the b maintenance button to
turn off the b maintenance light.
Finally, reload the paper and press
the z roll paper button again to
resume printing.
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The margins are incorrect.
■
Make sure the paper settings in
your printer software are correct for
your paper size. See page 20
(Windows) or page 23 (Macintosh
OS X) for instructions.
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See your software documentation
for instructions on choosing the
correct margins for your paper size.
The margins must be within the
printable area of the page. See
“Printer Specifications” in your
on-screen Reference Guide.
If paper is curled, roll the paper
inside the uncurling sheet in the
direction opposite to the paper’s
curl. You don’t need to uncurl the
entire roll—only about 9 inches.
See page 15 for details.
Solving Miscellaneous
Printout Problems
The image is inverted, as if viewed in
a mirror.
Turn off Flip Horizontal in the
Advanced dialog box or the Mirror
setting in your application. (If you’re
printing on Epson Iron-On Transfer
Paper, the image should be inverted.)
Image size or position is incorrect.
Make sure paper and layout options are
set correctly.
You see incorrect characters.
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Make sure the interface cable is
securely connected and meets the
system requirements on page 63 or
page 63. Then try printing again.
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Make sure your printer is selected
in Windows, or as the active printer
in the Macintosh Printer Setup
Utility or Print Center.
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If you’re using a switch box or USB
hub with your printer, connect the
printer directly to your computer.
The printer prints blank pages.
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Make sure your printer is selected
in Windows, or as the active printer
in the Printer Setup Utility or Print
Center.
Problem Solving
The print head nozzles may need
cleaning. See page 37.
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Windows
Printer Software
If you are using Windows, you may need to uninstall and then reinstall your printer
software. For example, this might be necessary when you upgrade your operating
system. You don’t need to uninstall your photo software or on-screen Reference Guide,
and you won’t see the license agreement when you reinstall your software.
Note: You don’t need to uninstall your printer driver for OS X; you can reinstall
the printer driver over the old driver.
1. Open the Windows Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs (or
Add/Remove Programs).
2. Select EPSON Printer Software in the program list, and click the
Change/Remove button.
3. In the next window, make sure the Epson Stylus Photo 1280 printer is selected
and click OK. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Restart your computer when you’re done. Then follow the instructions on the
Start Here sheet to reinstall your software.
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Where To Get Help
If you need help with your printer, see the contact information below. If you need
help with the software that came with your printer, see the information on page 61.
Epson provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic support
services and automated telephone services listed in the following table:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach Epson Support at
http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can download
drivers and other files, look at product documentation, access
troubleshooting information, and receive technical advice
through e-mail.
Automated
Telephone Services
A variety of automated help services are available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. To use these services, you must have
a touch tone telephone and call (800) 922-8911. Your
SM
SoundAdvice Express Code is 68000. Use this code to quickly
select the Epson Stylus Photo 1280 in Epson SoundAdvice.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-7296, 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday and
7 AM to 4 PM, Saturday.
■
Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply. Before you call, please have the following
information ready:
■
Product name (Epson Stylus Photo 1280)
■
Product serial number (located on the back of the printer)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer configuration and operating system version
■
Description of the problem
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller. To
find the nearest reseller, please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase
online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800)
463-7766 for reseller referral.
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Problem Solving
Software Technical Support
If you need help with the software that came with your printer, please contact the
software manufacturer, as listed below.
Software
Web site
E-mail
Telephone
Adobe
Photoshop
Elements
www.adobe.com/
support/main.html
techdocs@adobe.com (206) 675-6126
6:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday (pay
support)
GretagMacbeth
Eye-One Share
—
—
(800) 622-2384
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Eastern time, Monday
through Friday
Problem Solving
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Problem Solving
Notices
This chapter includes system requirements, safety instructions, legal notices, and warranty information.
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
■
A Microsoft Windows compatible PC with a Pentium® or better processor, 200 MHz or faster,
recommended
■
A computer running Windows XP Home or Pro Edition with Service Pack 1 or Windows 2000
with Service Pack 4
■
Windows-compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long
Caution: Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than 6.5 feet
(2 meters) long—may cause the printer to malfunction.
■
64MB of RAM (128MB or more recommended)
■
150MB of free hard disk space (200MB or more recommended)
■
VGA or better display adapter and monitor
■
CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
■
An Apple® iMac™ series or Power Macintosh® G3, G4, or G5, PowerBook,® iBook,® or eMac™
■
A Macintosh running OS X 10.2.8 to 10.4.x, with a built-in USB port and a shielded USB “AB”
cable up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long.
Caution: Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than 6.5 feet
(2 meters) long—may cause the printer to malfunction.
■
128MB of available RAM; more recommended
■
150MB of free hard disk space (200MB recommended)
■
VGA display or better
■
CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the printer safely
and effectively:
■
Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
■
Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.
■
Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same
circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
■
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être débranchée facilement.
■
Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
■
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices
plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total
ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere
rating.
■
Keep your printer and computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units.
■
Avoid locations that are subject to rapid changes in heat or humidity, shocks or vibrations, or dust.
■
Leave enough room around the printer for sufficient ventilation.
■
Do not place the printer near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight.
■
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all directions. The
printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
■
Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid
on the printer.
■
Always turn the printer off using the P power button. The P power light flashes briefly and then
goes off. Don’t switch off the power strip or unplug the printer until the P power light is off.
■
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case or insert objects through the slots.
■
Except as specifically explained in this manual, do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
■
Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been
dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change
in performance. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
■
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The cords included with this product contain chemicals, including lead, known to the state of
California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Notices
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
■
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
■
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges; there may be ink remaining around the ink supply
port. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
■
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridge during printing.
■
Do not move the print head by hand. You may damage the printer.
■
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its foil package. Leaving the
cartridge unpacked for a long time before use can result in reduced print quality.
■
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton. For best results, use
up the ink cartridges within six months of first installing them.
■
Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
■
After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room
temperature for at least three hours before using it.
■
Do not shake an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage.
■
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print head.
■
Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation and
printing.
■
If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and
store it in the same environment as the printer. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port,
making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that
the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or surrounding area.
■
Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is capped in the far right position and the
ink cartridges are in place. Tape the ink cartridge holder to the printer case to make sure it remains
in the proper position.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Epson has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy
efficiency. The EPA ENERGY STAR office equipment program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, and copiers in an
effort to reduce air pollution caused by power generation.
Notices
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio
and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the
FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment
interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave
cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Notices
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or
CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
Epson America, Inc.
Located at:
MS: 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR Part 2 and
15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is identical to the representative
unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity
production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name
Epson
Type of Product: Ink Jet Printer
Model:
Epson Stylus Photo 1280: P158A
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Epson America, Inc., Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the first retail purchaser that the Epson
printer covered by this limited warranty statement, if purchased and used in the United States or
Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Epson also warrants that
the consumable ink cartridges enclosed with the printer will perform to the manufacturer’s specified
usage, which usage may expire before the expiration of the limited warranty for the Epson printer.
For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your Epson printer prove defective during the
warranty period, please call the Epson ConnectionSM at (562) 276-7296 (U.S.) or (905) 709-2567
(Canada) for warranty repair instructions and return authorization. An Epson service technician will
provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether the printer requires service. If service is
needed, Epson will, at its option, exchange or repair the printer without charge for parts or labor.
If Epson authorizes an exchange for the defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you,
freight prepaid, so long as you use an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
Possessions). Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for securely
packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within five (5) working days of receipt of the
replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card number to secure the cost of the replacement
printer in the event that you fail to return the defective one. If your printer is being repaired, Epson will
direct you to send your printer to Epson or its authorized service center, where the printer will be fixed
and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the
Epson authorized service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a part,
the item replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement printer or part may be new or refurbished
to the Epson standard of quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be another model of like kind and
quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered printer will not exceed the original retail selling
price of the covered printer. Exchange products and parts assume the remaining warranty period of
your original product covered by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers only normal use in the United States and
Canada. This warranty is not transferable and will not apply to products purchased from an end user.
This warranty does not cover any color change or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials or
services required for reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the Epson product caused by
parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or certified by Epson. This warranty does not cover
ribbons, ink cartridges or third party parts, components, or peripheral devices added to the Epson
product after its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or user-added boards or components. Epson is not
responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be
removed or should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result of
misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as
fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson
products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect cannot be
identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs incurred.
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Notices
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS
AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED
ABOVE. UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE
BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL
BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE
OR INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH
OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Epson America, Inc.O P.O. Box 93012 O Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
Notices
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Notices
Index
A
Accessories, 40, 60
Adobe Photoshop Elements, 8, 61
Advanced print settings
Macintosh, 31 to 32
Windows, 27 to 30
Aligning print head, 43 to 44
Automatic mode, 21, 24
B
Banding, 54
Basic printing
Macintosh OS X, 23 to 26
Windows, 20 to 22
Blank pages, 58
Blurry images, 55
Borderless printing, 23, 34 to 36
Bright White paper, 33
Buttons, printer, 48 to 50
C
Cable, printer, 63
Cancelling printing, 22, 26
Centering text or image, 29
Characters, incorrect, 58
Checking printer, 51
Cleaning
print head, 37 to 38
printer, 45
sheets, 45
Color Management settings
Mac OS X, 25, 32
Windows, 28
Color problems, 56
ColorLife Photo Paper, 33
ColorSync, 25, 31
Control panel, 48 to 50
Controlling printing, 22, 26
Copies setting, 56
Customizing print settings
Macintosh, 31 to 32
Windows, 27 to 30
D
Declaration of Conformity, 67
Default settings, Windows, 22
Documentation, 8 to 10
Double-Sided Matte Paper, 33
Double-sided printing, 30
E
Economy setting, 27, 31
Electronic manual, 9 to 10
Elements, Photoshop, 8, 61
Energy Star compliance, 65
Envelopes
loading, 13
Media Type setting, 33
71
Epson
accessories, 40, 60
help, 60
papers, 33
PhotoCenter, 7
SoundAdvice, 60
Store, 40, 60
support site, 47
warranty, 68 to 69
Error lights, 48 to 50
Eye-One Share, 8, 61
F
Faint images, 55
Flip Horizontal setting, 58
G
Gamma setting, 25, 28
Glossy media, 33
Grainy prints, 56
Greeting cards, 33
GretagMacbeth Eye-One Share, 8, 61
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I
ICC profiles, 7
ICM setting, 27
Image, resizing, 30
Incorrect
characters, 58
colors, 56
margins, 58
Ink cartridges
ordering, 40
replacing, 39 to 42
safety instructions, 65
storing, 65
Ink jet paper, 33
Ink jet transparencies, 33
Ink level, 22, 39, 41, 49
Ink setting, 21, 25
Installation problems, 52 to 53
Inverted image, 58
Iron-On Transfer paper, 33, 58
J
Jams, paper, 17, 50, 57
H
L
Head Cleaning utility, 37 to 38
Heavyweight matte paper, 33
Help, Epson, 60
High Speed setting, 54
Holding a print job, 22, 26
Landscape orientation, 23, 29
Layout problems, 58
Layout settings, 25, 30
Lever, thickness, 54, 55
Lights, 48 to 50
Loading paper, 11 to 17
Index
M
P
Macintosh
advanced printing, 31 to 32
basic printing, 23 to 26
cable, 63
cancelling printing, 26
customizing print settings, 31 to 32
layout settings, 25
Media Type setting, 25, 33
Print Center, 23
printer status, 26
prioritizing print jobs, 26
setting resolution, 32
system requirements, 63
USB cable, 63
Maintaining printer, 37 to 45
Marginless printing, 23, 34 to 36
Margins, incorrect, 58
Matte papers, 33
Media Type setting, 21, 24, 25, 33
MicroWeave setting, 54
Mirror images, 58
Monitoring ink level, 22, 39, 41, 49
Moving printer, 46
Page Setup, Macintosh, 23
Paper
Epson, 33
feeding problems, 17, 56 to 58
jams, clearing, 17, 50, 57
loading, 11 to 16
orientation, 23, 29
Source setting, 29
thickness lever, 54, 55
Paper Size setting, 23, 29
Pausing printing, 22, 26
Photo paper, 33
Photo Quality Glossy paper, 33
Photo Quality Ink Jet paper, 33
Photo RPM, 28, 32
Photo Stickers, 33
PhotoCenter, 7
Photoshop Elements, 8, 61
Portrait orientation, 23, 29
Poster, printing, 30
Power light, 48 to 50
Premium Bright White paper, 33
Premium Luster Photo paper, 33
Print Center, 23
Print dialog box, 20
Print head
aligning, 43 to 44
cleaning, 37 to 38
Print quality problems, 54 to 56
Printable area, increasing, 29
Printer
cable, 63
check, 51
cleaning, 45
control panel, 48 to 50
maintaining, 37 to 45
noise, 53
parts, 48
problems, 49 to 51, 53 to 54
status, 22, 26
transporting, 46
N
Network printing, 53
Noise, printer, 53
Nozzle check pattern, 38 to 39, 51
O
Orientation setting, 23, 29
Index
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Printing
advanced, 27 to 32
basic, 20 to 26
borderless, 23, 34 to 36
controlling, 22, 26
customizing, 27 to 32
double-sided, 30
increasing printable area, 29
on roll paper, 23, 29
poster, 30
prioritizing print jobs, 26
rough drafts, 27, 31
setting highest resolution, 28, 32
slow, 53 to 54
Problems
installing software, 52 to 53
miscellaneous, 58
paper feeding, 17, 56 to 58
print quality, 54 to 56
printing, 53 to 54
Profiles, color, 7, 28
Progress Meter, 22
R
Reference Guide, 9 to 10
Reinstalling software, 59
Resizing image, 30
Resolution, setting highest, 28, 32
Roll paper
clearing jams, 17, 50
feeding problems, 17, 57 to 58
loading, 14 to 17
printing on, 23, 29
removing, 17 to 18
storing, 17 to 18
Rotating image, 29
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Index
S
Safety instructions, 64 to 65
Saving settings, 28 to 29
Scrapbook paper, 33
Self adhesive sheets, 33
Semigloss Scrapbook Photo paper, 33
Sheet feeder
loading envelopes, 13
loading paper, 11 to 12
problems, 56 to 57
Slow printing, 53
Smears, 55
Software
problems, solving, 52 to 53
reinstalling, 59
uninstalling, 59
updates, 47
Software support, 61
SoundAdvice, 60
Source, paper, 29
sRGB setting, 27
Stickers, 33
Support, 60 to 61
System requirements, 63
T
Technical support, 60 to 61
Thickness lever, 54, 55
Transfer paper, Iron-On, 33, 58
Transparencies, 33
Transporting printer, 46
Troubleshooting, 47 to 58
U
Uninstalling software, 59
Updates, software, 47
USB cable, 63
Utilities
Head Cleaning, 37 to 38
Print Head Alignment, 43 to 44
W
Warranty, 68 to 69
Watermark, adding, 30
Windows
advanced printing, 27 to 30
basic printing, 20 to 22
cancelling printing, 22
customizing print settings, 27 to 30
default settings, 22
layout settings, 30
Media Type setting, 21, 33
printer status, 22
saving your settings, 28 to 29
setting highest resolution, 28
system requirements, 63
USB cable, 63
World Wide Web, 60
Index
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Epson Ink Jet Papers and Ink Cartridges
Where To Purchase Epson Ink and Paper
Use Epson paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that have earned Epson printers all their awards!
Epson papers are specially coated to work with genuine Epson inks. You’ll notice that when prints come out of
your printer, the images are crisp and smooth. Here are details about just a few of Epson’s papers
and your printer’s ink cartridges:
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller,
please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only).
In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
®
Epson Ink Cartridges
T007201 (Black)
T009201 (Color)
Borderless Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Water-resistant, photographic-weight paper featuring Epson’s BorderFree® technology,
this paper lets you print frame-ready photos in a matter of minutes.
Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
Paper name
Size
Part number
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041586
S041062
S041054
Epson Glossy Photo Paper/Photo Paper
Ideal for printing photos with a satin finish. Acid-free and buffered, these pages will
last up to 60 years when stored in an album.
Epson ColorLife Photo Paper
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
®
Matte Paper Heavyweight
Professional-looking, flat matte finish for printing photos and graphics on a non-glossy
surface. Perfect for digital fine art work.
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Ink Cartridges
For best results, always use geniune Epson ink cartridges.
T007201 (Black)
T009201 (Color)
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
For more information on other Epson products and fun project ideas,
look for the Epson Print Lab™ Series at www.printlabseries.com.
See the inside back cover for a partial list of Epson papers and ordering information.
Epson Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
Epson Ink Jet Transparencies
Epson Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Epson Photo Stickers®
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
4 x 6 inches, non-perforated, Borderless
S041809
Letter (20, 100, or 500 sheets, respectively)
S041141/S041271/
S041272
S041378
S041500
S041568
S041257
S041467
S041468
S041263
S041286
S041464
S041465
S041466
S041289
S041302
S041376
S041331
S041327
S041329
S041405
S041407
S041408
S041409
SCR1001
S041064
S041606
S041144
S041106
13 inches x 32 feet (Super B Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
8 x 10 inches, Borderless
11 x 14 inches, Borderless
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
5 x 7 inches, Borderless
8 x 10 inches, Borderless
11 x 14 inches
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
4 inches x 26 feet (Roll)
8.3 inches x 32.8 feet (Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
4 inches x 26 feet (Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
8.3 inches x 32.8 feet (Roll)
13 inches x 32.8 feet (Super B Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches), perforated edges
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
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Epson Ink Jet Papers and Ink Cartridges
Where To Purchase Epson Ink and Paper
Use Epson paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that have earned Epson printers all their awards!
Epson papers are specially coated to work with genuine Epson inks. You’ll notice that when prints come out of
your printer, the images are crisp and smooth. Here are details about just a few of Epson’s papers
and your printer’s ink cartridges:
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller,
please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only).
In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
®
Epson Ink Cartridges
T007201 (Black)
T009201 (Color)
Borderless Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Water-resistant, photographic-weight paper featuring Epson’s BorderFree® technology,
this paper lets you print frame-ready photos in a matter of minutes.
Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
Paper name
Size
Part number
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041586
S041062
S041054
Epson Glossy Photo Paper/Photo Paper
Ideal for printing photos with a satin finish. Acid-free and buffered, these pages will
last up to 60 years when stored in an album.
Epson ColorLife Photo Paper
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
®
Matte Paper Heavyweight
Professional-looking, flat matte finish for printing photos and graphics on a non-glossy
surface. Perfect for digital fine art work.
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Ink Cartridges
For best results, always use geniune Epson ink cartridges.
T007201 (Black)
T009201 (Color)
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
For more information on other Epson products and fun project ideas,
look for the Epson Print Lab™ Series at www.printlabseries.com.
See the inside back cover for a partial list of Epson papers and ordering information.
Epson Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
Epson Ink Jet Transparencies
Epson Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Epson Photo Stickers®
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
4 x 6 inches, non-perforated, Borderless
S041809
Letter (20, 100, or 500 sheets, respectively)
S041141/S041271/
S041272
S041378
S041500
S041568
S041257
S041467
S041468
S041263
S041286
S041464
S041465
S041466
S041289
S041302
S041376
S041331
S041327
S041329
S041405
S041407
S041408
S041409
SCR1001
S041064
S041606
S041144
S041106
13 inches x 32 feet (Super B Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
8 x 10 inches, Borderless
11 x 14 inches, Borderless
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
5 x 7 inches, Borderless
8 x 10 inches, Borderless
11 x 14 inches
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
4 inches x 26 feet (Roll)
8.3 inches x 32.8 feet (Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
4 inches x 26 feet (Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
8.3 inches x 32.8 feet (Roll)
13 inches x 32.8 feet (Super B Roll)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches), perforated edges
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
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