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Where to Find Information
This User’s Guide
Provides you with all the information you need to use your
EPSON Stylus Color 1520 and consumable products, from
setting up to troubleshooting.
Online Help
Provides you with detailed information and instructions on the
Windows printer software that controls your printer. See
Chapter 3 for information on accessing online help.
Color Guide
Explains the ABC’s of color printing and shows you how to get
impressive results from your printer.
Customer Support
Contact Customer Support if your printer is not operating
properly and you cannot solve the problem with the
troubleshooting information in this guide and online help. See
“Contacting Customer Support” in Chapter 10 for more
information.
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CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this
EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to
other printers.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of
this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser
or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized
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strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance
instructions.
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Declaration of Conformity
According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer:
Address:
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi,
Nagano-ken 392 Japan
Representative:
Address:
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183
AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name:
Type Name:
Model:
Ink Jet Printer
EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520
P892A
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
Directive 73/23/EEC:
EN 60950
November 1996
M. Hamamoto
President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.
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Contents
Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions .
A few precautions . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance . .
For United Kingdom Users . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Printer Parts and Control Panel Functions . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using your printer with a PC . . . . .
When using your printer with a Macintosh
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unpacking the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the paper support and the output tray . .
Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Ink Cartridge for the First Time . . . . . .
Connecting the Printer to Your PC . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Printer Software in your PC . . . . . . . .
For Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using your printer on a Network with Windows 95
For Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For DOS users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Getting Started
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Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh . . . .
Using the built-in serial interface . . . . . . . .
Using an optional EPSON interface card . . .
Installing the Printer Software in Your Macintosh
Installing the printer software . . . . . . . . . .
Printer software components . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning a name to the printer . . . . . . . .
Selecting your printer with the Chooser . . . .
Chapter 3
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Starting to Print with Windows
Before Starting to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Starting to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Chapter 4
Using the Printer Software for Windows
Introducing the Printer Software Functions
Accessing the Printer Software . . . . . . .
From Windows applications . . . . . .
From Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Automatic Setting . . . . . . . .
Using the Predefined Settings . . . . . . . .
Customizing the Print Settings . . . . . . .
Making the Media Type Setting . . . . . .
Using EPSON Printer Utilities . . . . . . .
EPSON Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . .
Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Head Alignment . . . . . . . . . .
Understanding the EPSON Spool Manager
Checking printer status . . . . . . . . .
Getting Information Through Online Help
From Windows applications . . . . . .
From Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Starting to Print with Macintosh
Before Starting to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Printer Software for Macintosh
Introducing the Printer Software Functions .
Using the Automatic Setting . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Predefined Settings . . . . . . . . .
Customizing the Print Settings . . . . . . . .
Making your settings . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving your settings . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing your settings . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying visual effects . . . . . . . . . .
Controlling the printing quality . . . . . .
Making the Color and Halftoning settings
Changing the Paper Size . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining a Custom Paper Size . . . . . . . . .
Using EPSON Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . .
EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . .
Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Head Alignment . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the EPSON Monitor2 Utility . . . . . .
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Printing on Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips on using the sheet feeder . . . . . . . . .
Loading oversized paper in the sheet feeder .
Loading paper manually . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the loading position . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 7
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Printing on Continuous Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips on using continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the loading position . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets
Switching to single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching to continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the adjust lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Special Paper and Other Media . . . . . .
Loading Special Paper and Other Media . . . . . . .
Photo Quality Ink Jet Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON banner paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 8
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing with an empty color ink cartridge
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The Control Panel
Using the Control Panel . . . . . .
Using Special Power-On Functions
Using the Default-Setting Mode .
About the default settings . . .
Changing the default settings .
Selecting fonts . . . . . . . . . .
Scalable fonts . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 9
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Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Diagnosing a Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hex dump mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preventing paper feed and paper jam problems . . . .
Printing quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Increasing the Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the print head alignment utility for DOS . . . . .
Using the printer’s control panel buttons . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users
For Australian users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong and Singapore users . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A Tips for Color Printing
Basics of Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Resolution and Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basics of Color Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B Using Optional Interfaces
Available Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Optional Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The C82305✽/C82306✽ serial interface card . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix C Specifications
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Command List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESC/P 2 control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM XL24E emulation control codes . . . . .
Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International character sets . . . . . . . . . .
Characters available with ESC ( ^ command
Glossary
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Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❑
Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heat source.
❑
Place the printer on a flat surface. The printer will not
operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
❑
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet.
Do not insert objects through the slots.
❑
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.
❑
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
❑
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 of all devices plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
❑
Unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp
cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer.
❑
Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not
attempt to service the printer yourself.
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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 cabinet
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.
❑
If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the
following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current
protection for this printer, the building installation must be
protected by a 16 Amp circuit breaker.
Bei Anschluß des Druckers an die Stromversorgung muß
sichergestellt werden, daß die Gebäudeinstallation mit
einem 16 A-Überstromschalter abgesichert ist.
A few precautions
Even if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure to
read through the following list of precautions before operating
your ink jet printer.
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❑
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the
cartridge during printing.
❑
Under normal circumstances, ink will not come out of the
cartridge. If it does get on your skin, wash it off with soap
and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
❑
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
❑
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them.
This could result in damage to the print heads.
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Once you install an ink cartridge, do not open the clamp or
remove the cartridge except to replace it with a new one.
The cartridge may become unusable otherwise.
❑
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it
from its package. Leaving the cartridge unpacked for a long
time before use may 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 installing them.
❑
Always turn the printer off using the
Operate button.
The Pause light flashes until the print heads are capped,
which means they are in the home (far right) position. Do
not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet
Operate
until the Pause light stops flashing and the
light is off.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure the print heads
are capped in the home position and the ink cartridges are
in place.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
energy
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has
determined that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International 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.
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For United Kingdom Users
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages or
problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by Epson (UK)
Limited.
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Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to rating plate
for voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to
the supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance
are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow — Earth
Blue — Neutral
Brown — Live
If you have to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not
match coloured markings used to identify the terminals in a
plug, please proceed as follows:
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth
symbol ( ).
G
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L.
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If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation
of your printer.
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Printer Parts and Control Panel Functions . . . . . . . . . . . .
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System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using your printer with a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using your printer with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . .
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Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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black ink cartridge clamp
printer cover
paper-release
lever
adjust lever
color ink cartridge
clamp
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knob
control panel
(see next page)
tear-off edge
edge guides
(manual feed slot)
center support
output tray
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edge guides
rear edge guide
paper support
center support
manual feed
guide
optional interface
cover
parallel interface
AC inlet
serial interface
tractor feeder
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Buttons
Buttons
Operate P
LF/FF
Load/Eject
Pause
Function
Turns the printer on and off.
Feeds paper line by line.
Loads a single sheet or advances continuous or
banner paper to the next top-of-form position if held
down.
When paper is not loaded:
Loads a sheet of paper or a single sheet of
continuous paper.
When paper is loaded:
Ejects a sheet of paper.
Feeds continuous paper backward to the paper-park
position.
Ejects banner paper backward.
Feeds continuous or banner paper to the tear-off
position when pressed after printing and Auto Tear
Off mode is set to off in the default-setting mode.
Stops printing temporarily. Resumes printing when
pressed again.
Clears the printer buffer if pressed and held for five
seconds.
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Micro AdjustD
Micro AdjustU
Function
Adjusts the loading position or tear-off position for
continuous paper. Press the Micro Adjust D button to
feed paper forward or press Micro Adjust U to feed
paper backward. Micro Adjust settings are saved in
the printer’s memory. See Chapter 7 for details on
adjusting the loading position or tear-off position.
Alt
Moves the carriage to the ink cartridge install position
if held down for about three seconds while printing is
paused. The Pause light begins flashing. Press this
button again to move the carriage back to its home
position and start charging ink in the system. See
”Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 9-2 for details.
Activates the secondary functions of other buttons,
as described below, if you press another button while
holding down the Alt button.
Alt + LF/FF
Starts the black print head cleaning cycle. See
”Cleaning the Print Heads” on page 10-36 for details.
(Black print
Note:
head cleaning) Cleaning the print heads uses ink. Don’t do it unless print
quality declines.
Alt + Load/Eject Starts the color print head cleaning cycle. See
”Cleaning the Print Heads” on page 10-36 for details.
(Color print
Note:
head cleaning) Cleaning the print heads uses ink. Don’t do it unless print
quality declines.
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Lights
The lights on the front of the printer indicate the printer status,
such as receiving data, paper jam, or low on ink, etc. The
following table describes what the lights mean.
Lights
Printer status
P
Operate
Paper Out
S
Ink Out
Ink Out
B
A
N
Printer is on.
F
Data remains in the printer’s memory.
N
Paper out. Load paper in the sheet feeder; then
press the Load/Eject button to resume printing.
Paper jam. Turn off the printer and gently pull all
the paper out of the printer.
Ink low. The black ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Prepare and replace the black ink cartridge
(S020108).
Ink out. The black ink cartridge is empty. Replace
the black ink cartridge (S020108).
Ink low. The color ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Prepare and replace the color ink cartridge
(S020089).
Ink out. The color ink cartridge is empty. Replace
the color ink cartridge (S020089).
Printing is paused.
Replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or
cleaning print heads.
Printer cover is open and the printer is paused. To
resume printing, close the printer cover and press
the Pause button.
F
F
N
F
N
Pause
N
F
Cover Open
N
N = on, F = flashing
For details on paper handling, see Chapter 7. For details on
replacing an ink cartridge, see page 9-2.
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When using your printer with a PC
To use your printer, you need Microsoft Windows 3.1,
Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows NT,
or DOS; a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable; and:
Minimum system
Recommended system
80386/16 MHz processor
Pentium processor
4MB RAM
12MB RAM
10MB hard disk space
More than 20MB free hard disk space
VGA monitor
VGA or better monitor
Your computer dealer can help you update your system if it
does not meet these requirements.
When using your printer with a Macintosh
The following are the hardware and system requirements that
must be met to use this printer with a Macintosh.
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Applicable computer models (as of July 1, 1996)
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Macintosh LC II, LC III, LC475, LC520, LC575, LC630
Macintosh IIcx, IIci, IIsi, IIvi, IIvx
Macintosh Quadra Series
Macintosh Centris Series
Macintosh PowerBook Series (excluding PowerBook 100)
Macintosh PowerBook Duo Series
Macintosh Performa Series
Power Macintosh Series
Interface cables
To use your printer with a Macintosh, you need a standard
Apple System Peripheral-8 cable (8-pin mini-circular
connector) or equivalent.
Environment
Minimum system
Recommended system
System 7.1
System 7.1 or later
5MB of RAM
8MB of RAM or more
20MB hard disk space
More than 40MB free hard disk space
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Options
The following options are available for use with your printer.
Interface cards
A number of optional interfaces are available to supplement
the printer’s built-in parallel interface. See Appendix B for
more information.
If you are not sure whether you need an optional interface or if
you want to know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
Serial Interface Card C82305✽/C82306✽
32KB Serial Interface Card C82307✽/C82308✽
32KB Parallel Interface Card C82310✽
32KB IEEE-488 Interface Card C82313✽
Twinax Interface Card C82315✽
Coax Interface Card C82314✽
LocalTalk Interface Card C82312✽
Ethernet Interface Card C82331✽
Type B Bidirectional Parallel Interface Card C82345✽
Note:
The asterisk is a substitute for the last digit of the product number,
which varies by country.
Interface cables
EPSON supplies several types of interface cables. You can use
any interface cable that meets the specifications listed below.
See your computer manual for any additional requirements.
Parallel Interface Cable (shielded) C83602✽ from D-SUB 25-pin
(computer) to Amphenol 57 (printer)
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Serial Interface Cable C83603✽/C83604✽ from D-SUB 25-pin
(computer) to D-SUB 25-pin (printer)
Serial Interface Cable C83605✽/C83606✽ from D-SUB 9-pin
(computer) to D-SUB 25-pin (printer)
Banner paper holder with cutting guide
Banner Paper Kit C81101✽
Consumable Products
Ink cartridges
Black ink cartridge
Color ink cartridge
S020108
S020089
EPSON special media
Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, paper
specifically designed for ink jet printers such as EPSON’s
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper will meet most high-quality printing needs.
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Super A3/B)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A2)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)
S041059
S041025
S041060
S041065
S041046
S041066
S041047
S041078
S041061
S041026
S041062
S041067
S041048
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S041068
S041045
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (B4)
S041070
S041044
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Super A3/B) S041069
S041043
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A2)
S041079
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6)
S041054
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 × 8 in.)
S041121
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 × 10 in.)
S041122
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
S041071
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
S041072
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
S041107
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A3)
S041073
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (B)
S041075
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Super A3/B) S041074
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A4)
S041126
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (Letter)
S041124
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A3)
S041125
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A2)
S041123
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)
S041063
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
S041064
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4)
S041106
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Banner Paper
S041103
EPSON Photo Quality Banner Paper
S041102
EPSON Ink Jet Canvas Cloth
S041132
EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film (A3)
S041131
EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film (A2)
S041130
Note:
❑ The availability of special media varies by country.
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Ink jet printers are particularly sensitive to the condition of your
paper. Keep unused paper in its original packaging and store it in
a cool, dry place.
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Unpacking the Printer
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Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the paper support and the output tray . . . . . .
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Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the Ink Cartridge for the First Time . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting the Printer to Your PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the Printer Software in your PC . . . . . . . .
For Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using your printer on a Network with Windows 95
For Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For DOS users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the built-in serial interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using an optional EPSON interface card . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the printer software . . . . . . . . . .
Printer software components . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning a name to the printer . . . . . . . .
Selecting your printer with the Chooser . . . .
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Your printer box should contain a CD-ROM, which includes
the printer driver software that runs your printer, and the
following items:
output tray
printer
new
paper support
black ink cartridge
color ink cartridge
cable cover
power cord
In some locations, the power cord comes attached to the
printer. The shape of the AC plug varies by country; be sure
the plug included is the right shape for your location.
The cable cover is needed to prevent the interface cable and
power cord from interfering with the paper supply when using
continuous paper.
Remove all protective materials packed with your printer
before you set it up and turn on the power. Follow the
instructions on the sheet inserted with the printer to remove
these materials. Save all packaging and protective materials
in case you need to transport the printer later.
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Follow the guidelines listed below when selecting a location for
your printer.
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Place the printer on a flat, horizontal, stable surface. The
printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
❑
Place the printer so that it can be connected easily to the
computer or the network interface cable.
❑
Avoid using or storing the printer in places subject to rapid
changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep it away
from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
❑
Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
❑
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be
easily unplugged.
Note for French-speaking users:
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche
peut être débranchée facilement.
❑
Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers. Also, avoid outlets on the same circuit as
large motors or other appliances that can cause fluctuations
in line voltage.
❑
Keep the entire computer system away from potential
sources of electromagnetic interference, such as
loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
❑
Use a grounded power outlet; do not use an adapter plug.
❑
Clear the paper path of any obstruction before printing on
continuous paper.
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Use a stand that can support at least 30.0 kg (66.0 lb) for this
printer.
❑
Never use a stand that tilts the printer. The printer should
always be kept level.
❑
Position your cables so they do not interfere with paper
feeding; where possible, secure them to a leg of the printer
stand.
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You should install the paper support and the output tray
before you begin using the printer. To install these items,
follow the steps below.
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1. Attach the paper support by placing the notch on the right
side of the support over the mounting post of the printer.
Then push the left side notch onto the left mounting post.
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2. Attach the output tray by fitting the notches on the tray
over the mounting posts as shown below.
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1. Make sure the printer’s
Operate button is turned off. It is
off when the surface of the button is even with the button
protectors beside the button, as shown.
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2. Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure the
voltage required by the printer matches that of the electrical
outlet you will be plugging it into. Also, make sure that you
have the correct power cable for your power source.
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Caution:
It is not possible to change the printer’s voltage. If the
rated voltage and your outlet voltage do not match,
contact your dealer for assistance. Do not plug in the
power cord.
3. If the power cord is not attached to the printer, connect it to
the AC inlet on the back of the printer.
4. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical
outlet.
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The ink cartridges are self-contained units. Under ordinary
use, ink will not leak from a cartridge. If ink does get on your
hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets
into your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
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To install the ink cartridges for the first time, see the following.
To replace an empty ink cartridge, see Chapter 9,
“Maintenance and Transportation.”
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P
1. Press the
Operate button to turn on the printer. The
Operate light comes on and the print heads automatically
move slightly to the left, which is the ink cartridge install
position. The Pause light begins to flash.
Note:
The print heads automatically move to the ink cartridge install
position only the first time you turn on the printer.
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Do not try to move print heads by hand. Doing so may
damage the printer.
4. Open the ink cartridge packages that come with your printer.
Next, remove only the yellow tape seals from each
cartridge as shown below.
Note:
To ensure that the ink charging process works properly, be sure to
use the ink cartridges that come with your printer the first time
you install the ink.
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❑ You must remove the yellow tape seals from the
cartridges. If you attempt to print using a cartridge
with this tape seal still attached, the cartridge may
become unusable.
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Do not remove the tape seals from the bottom of the
cartridges; otherwise, ink will leak.
5. Lower the cartridges into their holders with the labels face-up
and the arrow mark pointing to the rear. The color
cartridge, which is larger, goes on the right and the black
ink cartridge goes on the left.
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Install both ink cartridges. If either of the cartridges is not
installed, the printer will not work.
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Otherwise, the cartridges may become unusable.
7. Press the Alt button. The printer moves the print heads and
begins charging the ink delivery system.
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During the ink charging process, the Pause light flashes.
Never turn off the printer while the Pause light is
flashing.
Note:
Even if you do not press the Alt button, the printer moves the
print heads and begins the ink charging process about 60 seconds
after you install the ink cartridges.
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The ink charging process takes several minutes to complete,
during which time the printer produces a variety of
mechanical sounds. These sounds are normal. When the
ink delivery system has been charged, the print heads
return to their home position.
8. Close the printer cover.
The number of pages a black ink cartridge can print varies
according to the amount of text and graphics you print. The life
of a color ink cartridge depends on the amount and the number
of colors used in your documents.
Note:
To replace an ink cartridge, see “Replacing an Ink Cartridge” in
Chapter 9.
Now you are ready to connect the printer to your computer. To
connect the printer to your PC, see the following section. To
connect it to your Macintosh, see page 2-22.
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Connecting the Printer to Your PC
Connecting the printer to your computer using the built-in
parallel interface requires a shielded, twisted-pair parallel
cable. Follow the steps below to make the connection:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s interface
connector. Then squeeze the wire clips together until they
lock in place on both sides. If your cable has a ground wire,
connect it to the ground connector below the interface
connector.
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3. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer’s parallel
interface. If there is a ground wire at the computer end of
the cable, connect it to the ground connector at the back of
the computer.
See the next section for instructions on installing the printer
software. You must install the printer software before using
your printer.
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Installing the Printer Software in your PC
After connecting the printer to your computer, install the
Windows printer software. It is included in the printer
software CD-ROM or floppy disks shipped with your printer.
Your printer software includes:
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Printer Driver
The printer driver gives you complete control over your
printer. With it, you can fine-tune settings such as print
quality and speed, media type, and paper size.
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Utilities
The Status Monitor utility helps you check the current
status of your printer from your display. The Nozzle
Check, Head Cleaning, and Print Head Alignment utilities
help you keep your printer in top operating condition.
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Online Help
Online help gives you instant on-screen access to detailed
information and instructions on how to use your printer.
If you are using the floppy disk version of the software, before
you begin installation, make backup copies of the EPSON
printer software disks. If you wish to make a floppy disk
version of the printer software on your CD-ROM, you can use
the Driver disk creation utility included on the CD. See page
2-16 for Windows 95, or page 2-19 for Windows 3.1.
The following section explains how to install the printer
software for Windows 95. If you are using Windows 3.1, see
page 2-19 for instructions.
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Follow these steps to install the printer software using
Windows 95 plug-and-play capabilities.
Note:
To install the printer software using Windows 95 plug-and-play
capabilities, your computer’s parallel port must be an IEEE 1284
compatible, bidirectional parallel port. See your computer
documentation for more information.
1. Make sure the printer is connected to the computer’s parallel
port.
2. Turn off your printer and computer, if necessary.
3. Turn on the printer first; then turn on the computer. Your
computer begins loading Windows 95.
4. If you defined a password, enter it at the prompt. You see the
New Hardware Found screen.
Note:
If you do not see the New Hardware Found screen, please follow
the procedure on page 2-16 instead.
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5. Make sure your printer model name is displayed on the
screen. Then click the Driver from disk provided by
hardware manufacturer button. Do not select any of the
other buttons.
6. Click OK. You see the Install From Disk screen.
7. Insert the printer software CD shipped with your printer in
the CD-ROM drive. Depending on the country, the
CD-ROM may contain multiple-language versions of the
printer software. First try typing D:\Windows and clicking
OK. If an error message appears, click OK to return to the
Install From Disk screen. Type D:\ then specify your
preferred language by typing English, Francais, German,
Italian, Portugal, or Spanish, followed by \Windows.
Click OK. (If your CD-ROM drive uses a drive letter other
than “D”, substitute the appropriate letter.)
If you use the floppy disk version, insert it in a disk drive. If
the drive you are installing from is displayed on the screen,
click OK. Otherwise, change the drive letter in the Copy
manufacturer’s files from box and click OK.
8. At the next screen you can type a unique name for the printer
in the Printer name box. We recommend that you keep the
model name as shown. The program will copy the files to
your hard disk and add an icon to the Printers folder using
the printer name you assign.
To use this printer as the default printer for Windows 95
applications, select Yes. (No is the default setting.)
9. Click the Finish button.
The printer software that controls your printer is now installed.
For information on accessing and using the software, see
Chapter 3, “Starting to Print with Windows.”
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Installing the software while running Windows 95
If you had trouble installing the printer software using the
plug-and-play feature, follow these steps to install the software:
1. Make sure Windows 95 is running and the printer is on.
2. Insert the printer software CD shipped with your printer in
the CD-ROM drive. Click Install in the dialog box that
appears, shown below.
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If this dialog box does not appear when you insert the printer
software CD, double-click the My Computer icon, then
double-click the CD-ROM drive icon (or floppy disk drive
icon if using the floppy disk version). If the dialog box
shown above still does not appear, double-click the
Setup.exe icon. You may need to use the arrows to scroll
through the folder to find it.
Note:
If you wish to make a floppy disk version of the printer software
included on your CD-ROM, click the Driver disk creation
utility button and follow the on-screen instructions.
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3. Select your printer icon in the EPSON Printer Utility Setup
dialog box.
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4. Click OK to start the printer software installation. Follow the
message when displayed if you are installing from floppy
disks. When the installation is complete, click OK again.
Your printer software is now installed. For information on
opening and using the software, see Chapter 3, “Starting to
Print with Windows.”
Using your printer on a Network with Windows 95
To use your printer on a network, you need to set up your
printer as a network printer. Follow these steps:
1. Double-click the My Computer icon.
2. Double-click the Printers folder.
3. Right-click the icon of your printer, and click Properties. Be
sure to right-click.
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4. Click the Details tab. The following window appears:
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5. Click the Add Port button, then specify the network path to
the printer. Click OK.
Note:
If you want to print from DOS applications as well as from
Windows applications, click the Capture Printer Port button
instead of the Add Port button. Click anywhere in the Device
box and select the printer port your printer is connected to, then
specify the network path to the printer. Make sure Reconnect
at logon is selected, then click OK.
6. After you have made your settings on the Details menu, click
Start, point to Programs and Epson, then click Spool
Manager4. The Spool Manager window opens.
7. Select your printer, click the Queue menu, then click Setup.
The Queue setup window opens.
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8. Make sure the Use Print Manager for this port option is on;
it is on if the box contains a check mark. Then click OK.
Now you can use your printer on a network.
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Follow these steps to install the software using Windows 3.1:
1. Make sure Windows 3.1 is running and the Program
Manager window is open.
2. Insert the Printer Software CD shipped with your printer in
the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy disk version,
insert it in a floppy disk drive.)
3. In the File menu, select Run. You see the Run dialog box. In
the Command Line box, type D:\SETUP. If the CD-ROM
drive you are using is not drive D, substitute the correct
letter. If you are installing from floppy disks, type
A:\SETUP (or B:\SETUP).
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If you wish to make a floppy disk version of the printer software
included on your CD-ROM, type EPSETUP instead of SETUP. In
the dialog box that appears, click the Driver disk creation
utility button and follow the on-screen instructions.
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4. Click OK. You see the EPSON Printer Utility Setup dialog box.
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5. Select your printer name and click OK. The installation
program begins copying the printer software files. Follow
the message when displayed if you are installing from
floppy disks.
After a few moments, the installation program creates the
EPSON program group in Windows.
6. When the installation is complete, click OK to exit the
installation program.
The installation program automatically selects this printer as
the default printer for Windows applications.
The printer software that controls your printer is now installed.
For information on accessing and using the software, see
Chapter 3, “Starting to Print with Windows.”
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For DOS users
Most DOS software programs include drivers for EPSON
ESC/P 2 printers. You can select these drivers and take
advantage of your printer’s advanced built-in scalable fonts
and graphics handling.
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Most DOS programs require you to select from a list of printers
in order to install the printer driver. You should select your
printer to take advantage of all your printer’s advanced
features. If your printer is not included in the list, contact your
software manufacturer to obtain an update.
If your printer driver is not listed, pick from the first available
printer in the list below.
When printing with black ink only:
LQ-870/1170
LQ-570 (+)/1070(+)
SQ-870/1070
LQ-850
LQ-500
When printing with black and color inks, choose one of the
following:
EPSON Stylus 1500
EPSON Stylus PRO (XL/XL+)
EPSON Stylus COLOR (500/II)
LQ-2550
LQ-1060
DLQ-3000
Note:
The printers listed above do not provide all EPSON Stylus
COLOR 1520 features, such as 720-dpi printing and MicroWeave.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh
The method you use to connect the printer to your Macintosh
depends on whether you want to connect directly to the printer
using the printer’s built-in serial interface, or you want to
connect the printer to a network using an optional interface
card (see the next page).
Using the built-in serial interface
To use the printer’s built-in serial interface, you will need
an Apple System Peripheral-8 cable. Read the following steps
to connect the printer to your Macintosh.
1. Make sure both your printer and Macintosh are turned off.
2. Connect one end of the interface cable to the serial connector
on the back of the printer.
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3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to either the
modem port or printer port on the Macintosh. The ports are
marked with the following icons.
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4. Turn on the printer by pressing the
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5. Turn on your Macintosh.
See “Installing the Printer Software in Your Macintosh” on the
next page for instructions on installing the printer software.
You must install the printer software before using your printer.
Using an optional EPSON interface card
An optional LocalTalk or Ethernet interface card lets you use
your printer on an AppleTalk network.
To use the LocalTalk Interface Card (C82312✽), you will need
two LocalTalk Locking Connector Kits (DIN-8 version). Attach
a connector box to the AppleTalk interface on the printer and
to the printer port on the Macintosh. Then attach the LocalTalk
cable between the two connector boxes. See the user’s guide
that comes with the connector kits for more details.
To use the Ethernet Interface Card (C82331✽), see the user’s
guide that comes with the card for setup information.
For information on installing these interface cards in the
printer, see Appendix B, “Using Optional Interfaces.”
Note:
The asterisk in the product number is a substitute for the last digit,
which varies by country.
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Always use the EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520 Macintosh printer
software when printing with your printer. This software is specially
designed to allow easy access to all of the printer’s features.
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Turn off all virus protection programs before you install your
printer software.
Installing the printer software
Note:
If you are using the floppy disk version of the software, before you
begin installation, make a backup copy of the EPSON Macintosh
printer software disk.
Follow the steps below to install the printer software procedure:
1. Turn on your Macintosh and insert the EPSON printer software
CD shipped with your printer in the CD-ROM drive (If you
use the floppy disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)
The EPSON printer software disk opens automatically and,
depending on the country, displays either a single installer
icon or separate folders containing installer icons for
several languages. Double-click the Installer icon if it is
displayed, or open the folder for your preferred language,
then open the Disk 1 folder and double-click the installer icon
inside it.
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2. After the initial screen appears, click Continue to advance to
the following dialog box, where you can choose to install all
or some of the software components included on your printer
software CD. For information on the included software, see
the next page.
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3. If you want to install all of the printer software components
included on your printer software CD-ROM or floppy
disks, make sure the disk on which you want to install the
software is displayed in the Destination Disk box, then
click Install.
If you are low on disk space, select Custom Install from the
pop-up menu and click EPSON Stylus Printer Driver
Package plus any other components you need to install.
The first time you install your printer software, you must at
least select EPSON Stylus Printer Driver Package. If you
are going to use your printer on an AppleTalk network,
install EPSON Namer as well. Confirm the destination for
installation, then click Install.
Note:
Click the
icon to get information on each component.
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4. When installation finishes, click Restart to complete the
installation and restart your computer and activate the new
software.
If you are going to use the optional LocalTalk Interface Card
(C82312✽) or Ethernet Interface Card (C82331✽), you need
to assign a name to your printer using the EPSON Namer
utility as described on page 2-28. If you are using a serial
interface, skip to “Selecting your printer with the Chooser”
on page 2-29.
Printer software components
Your printer software CD-ROM contains the following
software components:
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EPSON Stylus (EX)
This is the printer driver software that runs your printer if
you are using the serial interface.
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EPSON Stylus (AT)
This is the printer driver software that lets you use the
printer on an AppleTalk network.
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EPSON Monitor2
Monitors and manages background printing jobs. You must
turn on background printing in the Chooser to use this
utility. For more information, see “Using the EPSON
Monitor2 Utility” on page 6-26.
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ColorSync 2.0 and Profiles
Matches the colors in your printout with the colors
displayed on your monitor automatically. Use this when
printing scanned photographs or computer graphics.
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To use this feature, you may need to set the system profile
for your monitor. Access the ColorSync System Profile
utility through the Control Panel and click the Set Profile
button. Select your monitor from the list of monitors that
appears, and then click Select. Close the dialog box.
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StatusMonitor
Keeps track of the current status of your printer, and alerts
you when printer errors occur. You can open it from the
Utility menu in the printer driver software. For more
information, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities” in
Chapter 6.
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Nozzle Check
Checks the print heads for clogging. You can open this
utility from the Utility menu in the printer driver software.
For more information, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities”
in Chapter 6.
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Head Cleaning
Cleans the print heads to maintain the best print quality.
You can open this utility from the Utility menu in the
printer driver software. For more information, see “Using
EPSON Printer Utilities” in Chapter 6.
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Print Head Alignment
Adjusts the print heads so that vertical and horizontal lines
are aligned. You can open this utility from the Utility menu
in the printer driver software. For more information, see
“Using EPSON Printer Utilities” in Chapter 6.
Power Macintosh Extension Module
Increases the printing speed especially when printing CAD
documents or line art. For more information, see your
Macintosh user’s guide.
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EPSON Namer
Assigns a unique name to the printer so that you can use it on
an AppleTalk network.
Assigning a name to the printer
Use the following procedure to assign a name:
1. Double-click the EPSON Namer icon.
The EPSON Namer utility will be located on your hard disk
drive if installed. If it has not been installed, insert the
printer software CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM
drive and open the utility from there. (If you use the floppy
disk version, insert it in a disk drive and open the utility
from there.)
2. Click the EPSON Stylus(AT) icon in the Device Types window.
3. If there are multiple AppleTalk zones at your site, select the
zone in which the printer is located.
4. Under New Name, enter a name for your printer. You should
assign a name that clearly distinguishes your printer from
others on the network.
5. Click Rename and then click Done to quit EPSON Namer.
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Selecting your printer with the Chooser
After you install the printer software, you need to open the
Chooser to select your printer. You have to choose the printer
only the first time you use it or whenever you want to switch to
another printer. Your Macintosh will always print using the
last printer selected.
If you are using the serial interface, choose your printer driver
as described in the following section, “Using the serial interface
connection.” If your system is connected to an AppleTalk
network, see “Using the AppleTalk connection” on page 2-32.
Note:
If you are using a Macintosh Quadra 950 or 900, you need to choose
Compatible in the Serial Switch dialog box before selecting your
printer from the Chooser. To open the Serial Switch dialog box, choose
Control Panel from the Apple menu, then choose Serial Switch.
Using the serial interface connection
Follow the steps below to use the serial interface to send print
data directly to the printer.
1. Make sure the printer is connected to your Macintosh and
turned on.
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2. Select the Chooser desk accessory from the Apple menu. This
brings up the Chooser dialog box. Then click the EPSON
Stylus(EX) icon and the port you are using with your printer.
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If you don’t see the EPSON Stylus(EX) icon, use the arrows on
the right to scroll through the available icons.
3. If your printer is connected to the Macintosh’s printer port
and you are not using an AppleTalk network, make
AppleTalk inactive by clicking on the Inactive radio
button. You may also need to restart your Macintosh to
make AppleTalk inactive.
You do not need to make AppleTalk inactive if the printer is
connected to the modem port.
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Do not make AppleTalk inactive if the Macintosh is
connected to an AppleTalk network. See “Using the
AppleTalk connection” on page 2-32 for details.
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4. Click the Background Printing radio button to turn
background printing on or off.
When background printing is on, you can use your
Macintosh while it is preparing a document for printing.
You must turn on background printing to use the EPSON
Monitor2 utility to manage print jobs. For more
information, see “Using the EPSON Monitor2 Utility” on
page 6-26.
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Your Macintosh will check that the printer is connected
correctly. If the message below appears, follow the instructions
on the screen, click OK, and repeat the steps above.
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Using the AppleTalk connection
Follow the steps below to use an Apple Talk network
connection to send print data to the printer.
1. Turn on your printer.
2. Select the Chooser from the Apple menu. Click the EPSON
Stylus(AT) icon. Select the AppleTalk zone you want to use.
A list of all the printers connected to the selected zone
appears on the right.
Note:
If you don’t see the EPSON Stylus(AT) icon, use the arrows on
the right to scroll through the available icons.
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1520. The following dialog box appears and prompts you to
confirm the selected printer model name.
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If your printer name does not appear, make sure the printer is
turned on and correctly connected, then click RETRY.
5. Click the Background Printing radio button to turn
background printing on or off.
When background printing is on, you can use your Macintosh
while it is preparing a document for printing. You must
turn on background printing to use the EPSON Monitor 2
utility to manage print jobs. For more information, see
”Using the EPSON Monitor2 Utility” on page 6-26.
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Before Starting to Print
Read this chapter after connecting the printer to your computer
and installing the printer software.
This chapter describes the basic steps you should take every
time you print: load paper, check your print settings, then send
print data.
Loading Paper
The following procedure describes how to load plain paper
into the printer.
You can also print on ink jet paper, transparencies,
photo-quality glossy film or paper, envelopes, index cards,
continuous paper, banner paper, EPSON Ink Jet Back Light
film, and adhesive sheets. For details on using such media, see
Chapter 7, “Paper Handling.”
1. Make sure the paper-release lever is set to the single sheet
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edges.
6. Load the stack of paper, printable side down, all the way into
the sheet feeder. Make sure the right edge of the stack is
against the right edge guide. Next, slide the left edge guide
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The sheet feeder can hold up to 100 sheets of 17-lb or 64g/m2 plain
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that the rear edge guide of the paper tray is positioned
under the output tray. The rear edge guide must be under
the output tray to allow room for the paper loaded in the
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If the rear edge guide is not positioned under the output tray, a
paper jam may occur.
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Starting to Print
To get started printing right away, follow the basic printing
method explained below, which is typical for many Windows
applications. The actual way you print may vary depending
on the application you use. See your application manual for
details.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with
the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get
the results you expect.
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1. From your application, open the document you want to print.
2. Click Print on the File menu. The Print dialog box (or a
similar dialog box) appears.
3. Make sure your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. You may need to click a
combination of these buttons. The printer software window
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4. Click the Main tab if necessary, and make sure the Mode
option is set to Automatic.
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When Automatic is selected, the printer software makes all of the
detailed settings according to the Media Type and Ink settings
you make.
5. Click anywhere in the Media Type box, and select the media
you loaded in the printer. If you don’t see your media in
the list, use the arrow on the right to scroll through the list.
See “Making the Media Type Setting” on page 4-10 for
more information.
6. Select Color as the Ink setting if your document includes
color. Select Black if you are printing black text only, a
draft, or if you want colors to print as varying shades of
gray.
7. Click the Paper tab. The Paper menu appears.
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8. Select the paper source from which you are loading paper
from the Paper Source list. Your printer has a built-in sheet
feeder, tractor feeder, and manual feed slot. To print on
EPSON banner paper, choose Manual Feed Slot (Banner).
9. Select the size of the paper you loaded in the printer from the
Paper Size list. If you don’t see your paper size in the list,
use the arrow on the right to scroll through the list.
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If your paper size is not included in the list, select User Defined
and enter the paper size in the dialog box that appears. For
information on the User Defined option, see online help.
10. Make the Orientation setting. The effect of your setting is
shown in the display to the left.
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Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down when
loading from the manual feed slot. Load envelopes flap edge first
with the flap side up when loading from the sheet feeder.
12. Click Close, OK, or Print to print. You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.
While your document is printing, the EPSON Despooler dialog
box appears, showing the printing progress and the status of
your printer. If you are printing from Windows 95, this dialog
box also displays the Status Monitor.
See Chapter 4 and online help for detailed information on
printer driver settings, the EPSON Despooler, and the Status
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The printer software includes a printer driver and printer
utilities. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety
of settings to get the best results from your printer. The printer
utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top condition.
The quickest and easiest way to start printing is to leave the
Mode option set to Automatic on the printer driver’s Main
menu. This way you only need to check the Media Type and
Ink settings, as described on page 3-7.
Basically, there are three levels of settings: the Automatic
setting; the predefined settings, which are predefined but give
you more control over printer settings; and the custom settings,
which you make to fit your individual needs. These settings are
described in detail starting on page 4-5.
To check the condition of the printer or perform a maintenance
procedure, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities” on page 4-14.
Accessing the Printer Software
As explained on the following pages, you can access the printer
driver settings and printer utilities contained in your printer
software directly from any Windows application, or from My
Computer in Windows 95 or Program Manager in Windows
3.1. The print settings made in many Windows applications
override similar settings made in the printer driver, so in most
cases you should access the printer software from your
application to make sure that the settings are appropriate for
the document you want to print.
Note:
Online help is available for details about the printer driver settings.
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From Windows applications
How you should access the printer software varies depending
on the application, application version, and Windows version
you are using. Read the following to get a general idea of how
to access the software.
From the File menu, choose Print or Print Setup. Click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options in the dialog box that appears.
You may need to click a combination of these buttons.
The Main and Paper menus contain the printer driver settings.
The Utility menu contains the printer utilities. Click the tabs at
the top of the menus to open the menus.
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For information on the printer driver settings, see online help
and pages 4-5 to 4-13 in this chapter. See page 4-14 for
information on the printer utilities.
From Windows 95
Follow these steps to access the printer software from My
Computer.
1. Double-click the My Computer icon.
2. Double-click the Printers folder.
3. Right-click the icon of your printer, and click Properties. Be
sure to right-click. The Properties window appears.
4. Click the menu tabs at the top of the Properties window to
open the printer software menus. The Main and Paper
menus contain the printer driver settings. The Utility menu
contains the printer utilities.
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and pages 4-5 to 4-13 in this chapter. See page 4-14 for
information on the printer utilities.
From Windows 3.1
Follow these steps to access the printer software from Program
Manager:
1. Open the Main program group and double-click the Control
Panel icon.
2. Double-click the Printers icon.
3. Choose your printer from the Installed Printers list.
4. Choose Setup. You see the Main menu of the printer software
window. The Main and Paper menus contain the printer
driver settings. The Utility menu contains the printer
utilities. Click the tabs at the top of the menus to open them.
For information on the printer driver settings, see online help
and pages 4-5 to 4-13 in this chapter. See page 4-14 for
information on the printer utilities.
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Using the Automatic Setting
When Automatic is selected as the Mode setting on the Main
menu, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings
according to the Media Type and Ink settings you make (see
page 4-10 for details on the Media Type settings). If you leave
Mode set to Automatic, the only settings you need to check
yourself are the Media Type and Ink settings. Most Windows
applications feature paper size and page layout settings which
override similar settings on the Paper menu, but if your
application does not, you should also check the items on the
Paper menu.
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If you choose Plain Paper, Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Photo
Quality Glossy Paper, or Photo Quality Glossy Film as the
Media Type setting while Automatic is selected, a slide bar appears in
the Mode box that lets you choose Quality or Speed. For most print
jobs, leave this set to Speed. Select Quality when print quality is
more important than speed.
Online help provides more information about the printer driver
settings. See page 4-19 for instructions on using online help.
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The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize
the print settings for a particular kind of printout, such as
presentation documents or images taken by a video or digital
camera. You will find the predefined settings in the list below
the Advanced button on the Main menu.
To choose a predefined setting, click Advanced, then select
the most appropriate setting from the list according to the type
of document or image you will print.
When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Print Quality, Halftoning, and Color are set automatically.
Changes are shown in the Current Settings display at the
bottom of the Main menu. Before printing, be sure to verify the
Media Type and Ink settings, as they may be affected by the
predefined setting you select. See page 4-10 for more
information on the Media Type setting.
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The printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
Photo
Good for printing scanned photos
Text/Graph
Good for printing presentation
documents such as graphs and charts
Video/Digital Camera
Good for printing images captured
using a video or digital camera
Economy
Good for printing drafts of text
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ICM means Image Color Matching.
This feature automatically adjusts
printout colors to match colors on
your screen.
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option to Color. Also, some Media Type settings are not available
depending on the selected predefined, Print Quality, or Ink setting.
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Many users will never need to manually make their own print
settings. However, if you need more control over the driver,
want to make the most detailed settings available, or just want
to experiment, click the Advanced button on the Main menu
and then click the More Settings button. The More Settings
dialog box appears:
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Some settings are enabled or disabled depending on the Print
Quality, Media Type, and Ink settings you make. To save time
and effort, always customize your settings in this order: Print
Quality, Media Type, Ink, and then other settings. See the next
section for details about making the Media Type setting.
After making your settings, click OK. Your settings will be
applied and you will return to the Main menu. To return to the
Main menu without applying your settings, click Cancel. For
details on the settings, see online help.
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To save your custom settings, click Save Settings on the Main
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and click the Save button. Your settings will appear in the
Advanced settings list under the Advanced button on the Main
menu.
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To delete a custom setting, click Save Settings on the Main
menu, select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog box and
then click Delete.
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settings.
If you change the Media Type or Ink setting when one of your
customized settings is selected in the Advanced settings list on
the Main menu, the setting selected in the list changes to
Custom Settings. The customized setting that was previously
selected is not affected by this change. To return to your
customized setting, simply reselect it in the settings list.
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On the Main menu, select the Media Type setting that matches
the paper you loaded in the printer. See the following to
determine the Media Type setting (shown in bold) for your
paper. First find your paper, then click the corresponding
Media Type setting.
Note:
If the corresponding Media Type option for your paper is not shown
in the Media Type list, change the Print Quality setting in the More
Settings dialog box, select Automatic as the Mode setting, or change
the predefined setting in the Advanced settings list on the Main menu.
Plain Paper
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Using EPSON Printer Utilities
EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer
status and do some printer maintenance from your screen. To
access the utilities, click the Utility tab in the printer software
window, then click the icon for the utility you want to use. The
utilities are explained briefly below. For more details, see
online help.
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Note:
The letter in parentheses after the utility name indicates the shortcut
key for that utility. Press Alt and the letter on the keyboard to open
that utility.
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EPSON Status Monitor
The Status Monitor utility helps you to keep track of the
printer, and it alerts you if there are any problems. You can
also check how much ink is remaining before printing and
while printing. When you install the printer software for
Windows 95, the Status Monitor is automatically copied to
your hard disk.
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The Status Monitor is only available for Windows 95.
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The Status Monitor utility is available only when the printer is
connected directly to the host computer. You can not use this
utility when printing over a network.
When you send a print job to the printer, the Status Monitor
will appear in the Despooler dialog box. For information on the
Despooler dialog box, see “Understanding the EPSON Spool
Manager” on page 4-17.
The Status Monitor provides information about the printer
status as shown by the icons below.
An error has occurred. Your printer cannot print.
Check your printer.
The printer is ready.
The printer is printing.
The ink level is low or out.
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You can check the print head nozzles for clogging with this
utility. Check the nozzles when you notice a decline in print
quality and after cleaning to confirm that the print head
nozzles have been cleared. In case the nozzle check indicates
the print heads need cleaning, you can access the Head
Cleaning utility directly from the Nozzle Check utility. See
Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting,” for more information.
Head Cleaning
You can clean the print heads with this utility. You may need to
clean the heads if you notice a decline in print quality. Before
and after print head cleaning, use the Nozzle Check utility to
check whether the print heads need to be cleaned (again). You
can access the Nozzle Check utility directly from the Head
Cleaning utility. See Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting,” for more
information.
Print Head Alignment
This utility aligns the print heads. Use this utility when you
notice a misalignment of vertical or horizontal lines. See
Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting,” for more information.
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Understanding the EPSON Spool Manager
The EPSON Spool Manager is similar to Windows Print
Manager. If it receives two or more print jobs at one time, it
puts them in a line (with printers on a network this may be
called a print queue) in the order received. When a print job
reaches the top of the line, the EPSON Despooler sends the job
to the printer.
The Spool Manager starts automatically when you print from
your application. To access the Spool Manager from Windows
95, click the EPSON Spool Manager icon after it appears on
the taskbar. To access the Spool Manager from Windows 3.1,
double-click the EPSON Spool Manager icon after it appears
at the bottom of your desktop. For more information, see
online help.
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When you send a print job to the printer, the EPSON Despooler
dialog box appears in the lower right portion of your computer
screen. This box shows the progress of the current print job and
provides printer status information.
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You can control printing from the Despooler dialog box using
the stop, pause, and reprint buttons as explained below.
Stop
Cancels printing
Pause
Pauses printing until you press it again
Reprint
Restarts printing from the current page,
reprints the whole document, or holds
the document for printing later
The Status Monitor at the bottom of the Despooler dialog box
only appears if you are using Windows 95. See page 4-15 for
more details.
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Getting Information Through Online Help
Your printer software has an extensive online help feature that
includes detailed information and instructions about printer
driver settings and the printer utilities. Online help will answer
most of your questions about your printer software.
From Windows applications
To access online help from your application, open the File
menu and choose Print or Print Setup. Then click Printer,
Setup, Options, or Properties (you may need to click a
combination of these buttons) depending on the software you
are using. Click the Help button at the bottom of the Main,
Paper, or Utility menu for help related to the items on that
menu.
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If you are running Windows 95, you can get specific help
related to any item on a menu by right-clicking the item, then
clicking the What’s This? prompt.
To access online help from Start, click the Start button, point to
Programs and Epson, and then click EPSON Stylus COLOR
1520 Help. You see the help contents window.
From Windows 3.1
To access online help from Program Manager, open the EPSON
program group and click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520 Help
icon. You see the help contents window.
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Before Starting to Print
Read this chapter after connecting the printer to your computer
and installing the printer software.
This chapter describes the basic steps you should take every
time you print: load paper, check your print settings, then send
print data.
Loading Paper
The following procedure describes how to load plain paper
into the printer.
You can also print on ink jet paper, transparencies,
photo-quality glossy film or paper, envelopes, index cards,
continuous paper, banner paper, EPSON Back Light film, and
adhesive sheets. For details on using such media, see Chapter
7, “Paper Handling.”
1. Make sure the paper-release lever is set to the single sheet
position.
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4. Move the center support to a point midway between the edge
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5. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the
edges.
6. Load the stack of paper, printable side down, all the way into
the sheet feeder. Make sure the right edge of the stack is
against the right edge guide. Next, slide the left edge guide
against the left edge of the paper.
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The sheet feeder can hold up to 100 sheets of 17-lb or 64g/m2 plain
paper. Do not load paper above the arrow mark, which is located
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7. Adjust the rear edge guide to match the length of your paper.
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8. Lower the output tray to the printing position. Make sure that
the rear edge guide of the paper tray is positioned under
the output tray. The rear edge guide must be under the
output tray to allow room for the paper loaded in the sheet
feeder.
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If the rear edge guide is not positioned under the output tray, a
paper jam may occur.
For more about printing on special paper, see Chapter 7.
Starting to Print
To get started printing right away, follow the printing method
explained below, which is typical of many Macintosh
applications. The actual way you print may vary depending on
the application you use. See your application manual for details.
Note:
While many Macintosh applications override the settings made with
the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get
the results you expect.
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1. From your application, open the document you want to print.
2. Choose Page Setup from the File menu. This brings up the
dialog box shown below.
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3. Select the paper size you loaded in the printer from the
Paper Size list.
4. Select the paper source from which you are loading paper
from the Paper Source list. Your printer has a built-in sheet
feeder, tractor feeder, and manual feed slot. To print on
EPSON banner paper, choose Manual Feed Slot (Banner).
5. Check the Orientation option for
orientation.
Portrait or
Landscape
Note:
Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down when
loading from the manual feed slot. Load envelopes flap edge first
with the flap side up when loading from the sheet feeder.
Note:
You can not print from the Page Setup dialog box. You can only
print from the Print dialog box.
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6. After making your settings, click the OK button to close the
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8. Make sure the Mode option is set to Automatic.
When Automatic is selected, the printer software determines
the best settings according to the Media Type and Ink
settings you make.
9. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the
Media Type list.
10. Select Color as the Ink option if your document includes
color. Select Black if you are printing black text only, a
draft, or if you want colors to print as varying shades of
gray.
11. Click Print to start printing.
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Introducing the Printer Software Functions
The printer software includes a printer driver and printer
utilities. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety
of settings to get the best results from your printer. The printer
utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top condition.
The quickest and easiest way to start printing is to leave the
Mode option set to Automatic in the Print dialog box. This way
you only need to check the Media Type and Ink settings, as
described starting on page 6-3.
Basically, there are three levels of settings: the Automatic
setting; the predefined settings, which are predefined but give
you more control over printer settings; and the custom settings,
which you make to fit your individual needs. These settings are
described in detail below.
To check the condition of the printer or perform a maintenance
procedure, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities” on page 6-22.
Using the Automatic Setting
When Automatic is selected as the Mode setting on the Main
menu, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings
according to the Media Type and Ink settings you make (see
page 6-3 for details on the Media Type settings). Most users
will never have to change this setting. However, if your
application program does not give you enough control over the
printout, you may want to experiment with the predefined
settings or make your own custom settings. See page 6-7 for
information on the predefined settings, and page 6-9 for
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To access the Print dialog box, click Print on the File menu of
your application or click Options in the Page Setup dialog box.
The Print dialog box appears:
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Note:
If you choose Plain Paper, Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Photo
Quality Glossy Paper, or Photo Quality Glossy Film as the
Media Type setting while Automatic is selected, a slide bar appears in
the Mode box that lets you choose Quality or Speed. For most print
jobs, leave this set to Speed. Select Quality when print quality is
more important than speed.
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Before printing, be sure to verify the Media Type and Ink
settings as described below because they also have an effect on
the other settings. You may also need to check the Page Setup
dialog box for other basic settings such as paper size. See page
6-19 for information on the Page Setup dialog box.
Media Type
Macintosh
Select the Media Type setting that matches the kind of paper
you loaded in the printer. See below to determine which Media
Type setting (shown in bold) best matches your paper.
Plain Paper
Plain paper
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EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Super A3/B)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A2)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 360 dpi Printing (A4)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 360 dpi Printing (Letter)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 360 dpi Printing (A3)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 360 dpi Printing (Super A3/B)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 360 dpi Printing (A2)
EPSON 360 dpi Banner Paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Banner Paper
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 × 8 in.)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (10 × 8 in.)
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 720 dpi Printing (A4)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 720 dpi Printing (Letter)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 720 dpi Printing (Legal)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 720 dpi Printing (A3)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 720 dpi Printing (B4)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 720 dpi Printing (Super A3/B)
EPSON Special Coated Paper
for 720 dpi Printing (A2)
EPSON Special Coated Index Card
for 720 dpi Printing (A6)
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EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
EPSON Transparency Film (A4)
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EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (B)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Super A3/B)
EPSON High Quality Glossy Paper (A4)
EPSON High Quality Glossy Paper (Letter)
EPSON High Quality Glossy paper (A3)
EPSON High Quality Glossy paper (Super A3/B)
EPSON High Quality Glossy paper (B)
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The availability of special media varies by country.
Ink
If your document includes color, select Color. If you are
printing black text, a draft, or if you want colors to print as
varying shades of gray, select Black.
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Using the Predefined Settings
The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize
the print settings for a particular kind of printout, such as
presentation documents or images taken by a video or digital
camera.
The predefined settings appear in a list located between the
More Settings and Save Settings buttons in the Print dialog
box. This list is called the Advanced settings list because it is
enabled when you click the Advanced button.
To select a predefined setting, click the Advanced button,
then click in the Advanced setting list and select a setting
according to the type of document or image you want to print.
When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Print Quality, Halftoning, and Color are set automatically.
Changes are shown in the Current Settings display on the right
side of the Print dialog box. Before printing, be sure to verify
the Media Type and Ink settings, as they may be affected by
the predefined settings you select. See the previous section for
more information on the Media Type and Ink settings.
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The printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
Photo
This setting is best for printing scanned photographs. It
increases the contrast in an image.
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settings list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink
setting before you select this option.
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This setting is best for graphics-intensive documents such as
charts and graphs for presentations. It intensifies the colors but
lightens the midtones and highlights of an image.
Changing the Ink setting after Text/Graph is selected returns
the settings list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink
setting before you select this option.
Video/Digital Camera
This setting is best for printing images captured using a video
or digital camera. It increases the brightness and sharpness to
make printed images clearer.
Note:
Selecting Video/Digital Camera automatically sets the Ink option
to Color.
Economy
This setting provides you with faster printing and saves ink.
The printer uses less ink by printing fewer dots per character.
Choose this setting for rough drafts of text only.
Changing the Ink setting after Economy is selected returns the
settings list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink
setting before you select this option.
ColorSync
This setting automatically adjusts printout colors to match the
colors on your screen.
Note:
Selecting ColorSync automatically sets the Ink option to Color.
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Many users will never need to manually make their own print
settings. However, if you need more control over the driver, want
to make the most detailed settings available, or just want to
experiment, customize your print settings as described below.
Making your settings
1. Click the Advanced button in the Print dialog box.
2. Click the More Settings button. The More Settings dialog
box appears. The settings in the More Settings dialog box
are explained in detail later in this chapter.
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Note:
The Print Quality, Media Type, and Ink settings affect the
availability of other options, so always make your settings in this
order: Print Quality, Media Type, Ink, then other settings.
3. Making your settings, and then click OK. Your settings will
be applied and you will return to the Print dialog box. To
return to the Print dialog box without applying your
settings, click Cancel.
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Saving your settings
To save your custom settings as a group, follow these steps:
1. Click Save Settings in the Print dialog box. The Custom
Settings dialog box appears.
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2. Type a unique name (up to 16 characters) for your custom
settings in the Name box.
3. Click Save.
You can save up to 10 groups of settings. You can select your
saved group of settings from the Advanced settings list in the
Print dialog box.
Note:
❑ You can not use a predefined settings name for your custom
settings.
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To delete a custom setting, select the setting in the Custom
Settings dialog box and click Delete. You can not delete the
predefined settings.
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Choosing your settings
To choose your saved settings, click Advanced in the Print
dialog box, then click in the Advanced settings list beside the
More Settings button and select your saved setting.
If you change the Media Type or Ink option when one of your
saved settings is selected in the Advanced settings list, the
selection shown in the list returns to Custom Settings. The
customized setting that was previously selected is not affected
by this change. To return to your setting, simply reselect it in
the Advanced settings list.
Modifying visual effects
If you prefer to modify a document’s color or grayscale value
(various colors printed in shades of gray), you can adjust these
settings and more with the Color settings in the More Settings
dialog box.
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You may need to experiment with different settings to get the
output you want.
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Note:
When Color is selected as the Ink setting, all Color settings are
available. When Black is selected, only Contrast and Brightness are
available.
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Color Adjustment
The Color Adjustment settings provide you with a level of
control over printed colors that you can not find in many
applications.
Mode
There are four color adjustment modes as follows:
Automatic
Analyzes the print data and optimizes color correction for the
type of data sent to the printer.
Photo-realistic
Provides output that closely matches the original data. Use this
setting for color photographs.
Vivid
Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and highlights
of an image. Use this setting for presentation graphics, such
as charts and graphs.
No Color Adjustment
The printer driver does not enhance the color. Choose this
option only when making a ColorSync profile for this
printer. When printing normally, choose one of the other
modes.
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Slide bars
For the settings below, click and drag the slide bar to the right
or left with your mouse or type a value in the box next to the
slide bar to adjust a setting. The range varies from -25% to
+25%.
Brightness
Changes the overall lightness or darkness of an image.
Contrast
Magnifies or minimizes the difference between the bright
or dark parts of an image.
Saturation
Modifies the vividness of color. Lower saturation produces
colors that are duller than those produced with higher
saturation.
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Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Adjusts the amount of each of the three primary colors.
Video/Digital Camera
When Video/Digital Camera is selected, other settings are
dimmed, meaning you can not change those settings.
Note:
Video/Digital Camera is only available when Color ink is selected.
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Increases the contrast and saturation to make printed images
clearer using EPSON’s intelligent color correction feature.
Select this option when printing images taken with a video or
digital camera.
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ColorSyncTM
Select ColorSync when matching printed colors with the colors on
your screen is important. It automatically adjusts the color range
to print colors the way they appear on your screen. There are two
settings, Profile and Rendering Intent. See below for details.
To use this feature, make sure you set the system profile for
your monitor. To set your monitor profile, access the ColorSync
System Profile utility through the Control Panel and click the
Set Profile button. Select your monitor from the list of monitors
that appears, and then click Select. Close the dialog box.
Note:
ColorSync is available only when Color ink is selected.
Profile
Matches the colors in your output with the colors displayed on
your monitor. This software provides one profile; EPSON
Standard. EPSON Standard is a custom-designed profile that
works with your printer.
Some companies may provide other profiles with their
products. If installed, these profiles will appear in the Profile
list.
Rendering Intent
Transfers the color information using the profile you have
chosen from the Profile list.
Perceptual
The best option for reproducing photographs and printouts
that are not suited to the other options.
Saturation
The best option for reproducing vivid images. Use this setting
for presentation graphics, such as charts and graphics.
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Colorimetric
The best option when precise matching of colors is most
important, for example when printing a company logo.
Colorimetric attempts to reproduce colors the way the eye
distinguishes them. Keep in mind that Colorimetric, or any
other color matching method, may not always reproduce
colors perfectly due to the differences in the way scanners,
printers, and other devices process color data. See
Appendix A, “Tips for Color Printing,” for more
information.
Controlling the printing quality
Use the controls in the More Settings dialog box to adjust the
quality of the output. Some settings in this dialog box may be
determined by Print Quality and Media Type settings.
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Print Quality
The available Print Quality settings are:
SuperFine - 1440 dpi
Select this setting when you want the highest quality output at
1440 dpi. With this setting, we recommend the use of EPSON
Photo Quality media. See page 1-9 for a complete list of EPSON
special media.
Select this setting when you want high-quality output at 720
dpi. With this setting, we recommend the use of EPSON Photo
Quality media. See page 1-9 for a complete list of EPSON
special media.
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Select this setting for most types of documents. Use this setting
for plain paper, EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies, or EPSON 360
dpi Ink Jet Paper. See page 1-9 for a complete list of EPSON
special media.
Economy
Select this option for printing rough drafts of text. This setting
speeds printing and saves ink by printing fewer dots per
character.
Note:
The Print Quality settings limit the availability of Media Type
settings.
Media Type
The available Media Type options are determined by the Print
Quality setting. Before selecting the Media Type, make the
Print Quality setting.
See page 6-3 for details on the Media Type settings.
MicroWeave
MicroWeave allows your printer to generate superior output
because graphics data is re-ordered and printed in finer
increments. This technology reduces the possibility of banding,
the light horizontal lines that can mar an image.
Note:
❑ You can select MicroWeave when printing with black ink, but the
printing time is significantly longer.
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selected as the predefined setting in the Print dialog box or as the
Print Quality setting in the More Settings dialog box.
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High Speed
This setting activates bidirectional printing, which reduces the
time it takes to print an image. Keep in mind that High Speed
should be switched off for highest quality printing.
Note:
If vertical lines printed when High Speed is selected appear
misaligned, you may need to align the print heads. For details, see
“Aligning the Print Heads” on page 10-40.
Flip Horizontal
This feature flips the image 180° along its vertical axis. Printed
images and text appear backwards.
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If you select Fine - 720 dpi as the Print Quality setting, you can
turn on Finest Detail to print text and line art with very sharp
edges. Be aware that it may take considerably longer to print
using this feature and it will increase your Macintosh memory
requirements. Additionally, you may not be able to print some
larger images, and some patterns may not print correctly. If
you experience problems printing with Finest Detail on, turn it
off or add more memory.
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Making the Color and Halftoning settings
The following settings control color quality and the halftone
pattern.
Ink
Select Color if your printout includes color. Select Black if you
are printing black text only, a draft, or if you want colors to
print as varying shades of gray.
Halftoning
This setting lets you select one of four options: No Halftoning,
Error Diffusion, Coarse Dithering, or Fine Dithering.
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Select No Halftoning when printing text only. Although
this setting provides faster printing, it should never be used
with color.
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Select Error Diffusion when printing photographic images
to make edges and colors softer. Error diffusion blends
every colored dot in your image with the surrounding
colored dots.
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Dithering arranges dots in orderly patterns and is best
suited for printing charts, graphs, and other images that
require precise, solid areas of bright colors. Select Coarse
Dithering for images with limited detail and shading. Select
Fine Dithering for images with significant detail but
limited shading.
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Changing the Paper Size
To change a paper size, choose Page Setup from the File
menu of your application. The following dialog box appears:
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You can use following predefined paper size.
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Ledger/US B
Letter
Exective
Legal
Half Letter
Envelope #10
Envelope DL
Envelope C5
A5 Index card
A6 Index card
5” × 8” Index card
8” × 10” Index card
Fanfold 10” × 11”
Fanfold 15” × 11”
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Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down when loading in
the manual feed slot. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side
up when loading in the sheet feeder.
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Super A3/B
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Paper Source
Your printer has a built-in sheet feeder, tractor feeder, and
manual feed slot. Change this setting according to your paper
source. If you plan to print on EPSON banner paper that is
longer than 594 mm (length of A2 paper), choose Manual Feed
Slot (Banner).
Auto Sheet Feeder
Manual Feed Slot
Manual Feed Slot (Banner)
Tractor Feeder
Orientation
Use this setting to specify the direction of printing on the page,
Portrait or
Landscape.
Reduce or Enlarge
Use this setting to reduce or enlarge the size of your image.
Printable Area
Select Maximum to make your printout as large as possible on
the paper. Select Centered to position your printout at equal
distances from the edges of the paper.
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Defining a Custom Paper Size
If your paper size is not included in the paper size list in the
Page Setup dialog box, follow the steps below to define a
custom paper size.
1. In the Page Setup dialog box, click Customize. The following
dialog box appears:
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2. To define a new paper size, click New. The dialog box
updates to allow you to enter a name for the new size.
3. Type a name for the paper size in the New Paper Size box.
4. Specify the measurement unit as either inches or cm.
5. Type in the width and the height.
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6. Click OK. You return to the Page Setup dialog box.
You can define up to eight paper sizes. The paper size names
you create will appear in the Paper Size menu in the Page
Setup dialog box.
To delete a custom paper size, click Customize in the Page
Setup dialog box, select the paper size name from the list in the
Custom Paper dialog box, and click Delete.
Using EPSON Printer Utilities
EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer
status and do some printer maintenance from your screen.
Click Utility in the Print dialog box to view the following:
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EPSON StatusMonitor
The StatusMonitor utility regularly monitors the printer status.
If it detects a printer error, it will inform you with an error
message.
You can also use this utility to check how much ink is
remaining before printing.
To use the StatusMonitor, click the EPSON StatusMonitor
button in the Utility dialog box. The following dialog box
appears:
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The StatusMonitor checks the amount of ink remaining when
opened. To recheck the ink-level information, click the Update
button.
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The StatusMonitor provides an error notification if a printer
error occurs, and you can choose how that error notification
will be given using the Configuration setting dialog box. Click
the Configuration button while the StatusMonitor dialog box
is open. The following dialog box appears:
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Choose the error notification and warning methods, and click
OK.
Nozzle Check
Checks whether or not the print head nozzles need to be
cleaned. If the print heads need cleaning, you can directly enter
the Head Cleaning utility from this utility. After you clean the
print heads, you can return to the Nozzle Check utility directly
from the Head Cleaning utility.
For detailed information on print head cleaning, see
Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting.”
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Head Cleaning
Cleans the color and black print heads. If print quality declines,
use this utility to ensure the nozzles are delivering ink
properly. Before and after print head cleaning, use the Nozzle
Check utility to check whether the print heads need to be
cleaned (again). You can access the Nozzle Check utility
directly from the Head Cleaning utility. If the print quality
does not improve, repeat print head cleaning.
Note:
❑ To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if print quality
declines.
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For detailed information on print head cleaning, see Chapter 10
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Print Head Alignment
Aligns the print heads so that images print clearly. If you find
that your printed image is fuzzy or the vertical or horizontal
lines in your printout are not properly aligned, you may need
to use this utility.
The Print Head Alignment utility includes both black and color
print head alignment features. This utility affects only the print
heads.
Macintosh
For more details on using this utility, see Chapter 10,
“Troubleshooting.”
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Using the EPSON Monitor2 Utility
After you send a print job to the printer, you can use the
EPSON Monitor2 utility to check on what print jobs are queued
for printing. You can cancel any print job in the queue. This
utility also shows the status of the job currently being printed.
Before using EPSON Monitor2, you must first turn on
Background Printing in the Chooser.
After starting a printing operation, select Epson Monitor2 from
the Application menu at the right end of the menu bar. This
opens a dialog box similar to the following:
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To cancel a print job, click the name of the job and then click
Cancel Printing.
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You can load single sheets up to 432 mm (17 inches) wide using
the built-in sheet feeder. Before you load special paper, see
“Printing on Special Paper” on page 7-20.
Tips on using the sheet feeder
Follow the tips below to get the best performance when loading
paper with the sheet feeder.
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Load paper into the sheet feeder before sending data to the
printer. When the printer receives data from the computer,
it loads a single sheet and begins to print.
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If the printer runs out of paper during a print job, reload
the sheet feeder and then press the Pause button to
continue printing.
❑
Press the Load/Eject button if you need to eject a sheet of
loaded paper.
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Whenever possible, use your software to set the top and
bottom margins.
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You can use the printer’s micro-adjust feature to make
changes to the paper loading position.
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If ink smears on your documents, set the adjust lever to
the + position. For more information, see “Setting the
adjust lever” on page 7-20.
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Loading oversized paper in the sheet feeder
To load paper more than 364 mm wide or 420 mm long, such as
Super A3/B, A2, or US C, you need to adjust the edge guides
on the sheet feeder and the output tray as follows.
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❑ Before you print on A2 or longer paper, leave plenty of room on
the table at the front of the printer to hold the printed paper.
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You can load paper up to 432 mm (17 inches) wide; however, the
maximum printable width is 345 mm (13.6 inches).
❑
When printing on banner paper, always load it in the manual
feed slot. For more information on banner paper, see page 7-31.
1. Make sure the paper-release lever is set to the single sheet
position.
2. Raise the output tray until it locks in the upright position.
3. Slide the edge guides on the sheet feeder to match the paper’s
width. If you plan to print on paper more than 364 mm
wide, such as A2 or US C, move the right edge guide to the
right as far as it will go. If you plan to print on paper that is
364 mm wide or less, move the right edge guide to the left
until it stops.
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4. Move the center support to a point midway between the edge
guides.
5. Pull out the output tray extension as far as it will go.
6. Gently extend the rear edge guide of the paper support until
it stops.
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7. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the
edges.
8. Load the stack of paper, printable side down, so that the right
edge of the stack is against the right side of the sheet feeder.
Next, slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the
paper.
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❑ Do not load more than 30 sheets of oversized paper in the
sheet feeder. Also do not load paper more than half way to the
arrow mark, which is located on the inside surface of the edge
guide. Otherwise, a paper jam may occur.
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Super A3/B, A2, or US C sized paper short edge first.
9. Extend the legs under both sides of the output tray. Then
lower the tray to the printing position.
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Loading paper manually
You can load single sheets of paper from the manual feed slot
without removing the paper supply from the sheet feeder. This
slot can accommodate single sheets of paper from 105 mm (4.1
inches) to 432 mm (17 inches) wide.
When you load paper manually, you can adjust the loading
position using the micro-adjust mode. See “Adjusting the
loading position” on page 7-8.
Note:
If you plan to print on banner paper, see “EPSON banner paper” on
page 7-31.
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Follow these steps to load a single sheet in the manual feed slot:
1. Turn on the printer. Make sure that the paper-release lever is
set to the single sheet position.
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printer.
2. Position the right edge guide even with the arrow mark on
top of the manual feed guide, and then slide the left edge
guide to match the paper’s width.
Note:
Before loading paper more than 364 mm wide, such as A2 or
US C, move the right edge guide to the right as far as it will go.
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3. While holding both edges of the paper, align the right
edge of the paper with the right edge guide and load it
printable side up in the manual feed slot until it meets
resistance.
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4. The printer feeds the sheet automatically.
Note:
If the sheet does not feed straight, press the Load/Eject button
to eject it. Then try loading it again.
5. Send data from the computer to start printing.
When the printer finishes printing, it ejects the sheet. If the
sheet does not eject completely, press the Load/Eject button.
To switch back to the sheet feeder, press the Load/Eject
button or send data to the printer without inserting a sheet into
the manual feed slot. The printer loads paper from the sheet
feeder.
Note:
If your output is smeared, try removing sheets one at a time as they
finish printing.
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Adjusting the loading position
The loading position is the position of the paper after the
printer loads it. If printing is too high or low on the page,
change the loading position with the micro-adjust feature.
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Do not use the knob on the left side of the printer to adjust the
loading position. Otherwise, you may damage the printer or
cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Press the Load/Eject button to load a sheet of paper from the
sheet feeder to the top-of-form position. (You can also
adjust the loading position for continuous paper in the
same way.)
3. Press the Micro Adjust D button to feed paper forward,
or press Micro Adjust U to feed paper backward. (Press
either button as many times as necessary until your page is
positioned correctly.)
4. Send data from the computer to start printing.
Note:
❑ Your setting remains in effect until you change it again, even if
you turn off the printer.
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You can set a separate loading position for continuous paper or
for paper loaded in the sheet feeder or the manual feed slot with
banner mode on or off.
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The printer has a minimum and maximum loading position,
beyond which the paper stops moving.
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Printing on Continuous Paper
The built-in tractor feeder lets you print on continuous paper
from 102 mm (4 inches) to 406 mm (16 inches) wide.
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jams and only when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may
damage the printer or change the top-of-form position.
Loading continuous paper
1. Place the supply of continuous paper directly behind the
printer so that paper can feed smoothly. Make sure the
paper path is not obstructed, and allow enough room for
printed pages to be stacked in front of the printer.
Note:
Make sure your paper supply is positioned within 1 meter (3 feet)
of the printer.
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2. Move the paper-release lever to the continuous-paper
position.
Note:
If a single sheet is in the paper path, press the Load/Eject
button to eject it before moving the paper-release lever.
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3. Insert the three plugs of the cable cover into the holes as
shown below and press down the rear of the cable cover
until it locks into place.
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through the hook(s) under the cable cover as shown below,
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it up and off the printer.
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6. Release the sprocket units on the tractor by raising the
sprocket-lock levers.
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position the center support midway between the two
sprocket units.
8. Open both sprocket covers.
9. Make sure the printable side of the paper is up. Then fit the
first four holes of the paper over the sprocket pins and
close the sprocket covers.
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10. Make sure the left sprocket unit is as far to the right as it
will go. This places the left perforation at the left edge of
the printable area. Then lower the sprocket-lock lever to
lock the left sprocket unit.
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paper. Then lower the sprocket-lock lever into place.
12. Reattach the manual feed guide to the printer. Match the
holes of the guide to the pins on both sides of the printer
and push until they click into place.
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13. Make sure the rear edge guide of the paper support is
pushed under the output tray as shown below.
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If the rear edge guide is not positioned under the output tray, a
paper jam may occur.
14. When the printer receives data, it advances the continuous
paper to the loading position and starts printing.
Removing continuous paper
1. After you finish printing, press the Load/Eject button. The
printer advances paper to the tear-off position.
Note:
When the auto tear-off feature is on, the printer advances the
paper perforation to the tear-off position automatically. For more
information on the auto tear-off feature, see “Using the DefaultSetting Mode” on page 8-4.
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3. Press the Load/Eject button again. The printer feeds the
continuous paper backward to the paper-park position.
Note:
If you are using continuous labels, see “Removing continuous
labels from the printer” on page 7-31.
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Tips on using continuous paper
Follow the tips below when printing on continuous paper.
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If the printer runs out of paper during a print job, load
paper onto the tractor feeder and press the Pause button to
continue printing.
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You can use the micro-adjust feature to adjust the loading
position or tear-off position. See “Adjusting the loading
position” or “Adjusting the tear-off position” below. The
settings you make remain in effect until you change them
again, even if you turn off the printer.
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Caution:
Do not use the knob on the left side of the printer to adjust the
loading position. Otherwise, you may damage the printer or
cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
If paper slips out of the sprocket pins, re-insert the paper
into the pins before feeding the paper backwards.
Adjusting the loading position
You can adjust the loading position of continuous paper using
the micro-adjust feature. Before adjusting the loading position,
load continuous paper to the top-of-form position using the
Load/Eject button. See page 7-8 for details.
Adjusting the tear-off position
When you press the Load/Eject button after you have finished
printing a page, you may find that the perforation is not
aligned with the tear-off edge. You can use the micro-adjust
feature to adjust paper to the tear-off edge. When you resume
printing, the printer feeds paper back to the loading position.
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Caution:
Do not use the knob on the left side of the printer to adjust the
tear-off position. Otherwise, you may damage the printer or
cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
Note:
❑ When the auto tear-off feature is on, the printer advances the
paper perforation to the tear-off position automatically after you
have finished printing a page. For more information on the auto
tear-off feature, see “Using the Default-Setting Mode” in
Chapter 8.
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The setting you make remains in effect until you change it again,
even if you turn off the printer.
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Caution:
Never use the tear-off feature with labels. When fed backward,
labels may come off the backing and jam the printer. When you
use labels, always turn off the auto tear-off setting using the
default-setting mode.
To adjust the tear-off position, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the printer is on and the paper is in the current
tear-off position.
2. Press the Micro Adjust D button to feed paper forward, or
press Micro Adjust U to feed paper backward. (Press either
button as many times as necessary until the perforation is
positioned correctly.)
3. Tear off any printed pages.
Note:
The printer has a minimum and maximum tear-off position, beyond
which the paper stops moving.
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Sheets
When using the tractor feeder, you can easily switch to
single-sheet printing without removing the continuous paper.
Switching to single sheets
To switch from continuous paper to single sheets, follow the
steps below.
1. If any printed sheets remain in the printer, tear off the printed
pages.
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❑ Always tear off paper before back-feeding; back-feeding
too many sheets can cause a paper jam.
❑
Never back-feed continuous labels. Labels can easily
come off their backing and jam the printer. To remove
continuous labels, see page 7-31.
2. Press the Load/Eject button. The printer feeds the
continuous paper backward to the paper-park position.
3. Move the paper-release lever to the single-sheet position.
Note:
lights flash, you may have
If the Pause and Paper Out
moved the paper-release lever before feeding the paper backward
to the paper-park position. Lower the paper-release lever to the
continuous-paper position and press the Load/Eject button;
then raise the paper-release lever to the single-sheet position.
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4. The printer is ready to print. When it receives data, it loads a
single sheet from the sheet feeder or manual feed slot.
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To switch from single sheets to continuous paper, follow the
steps below.
1. If a single sheet is in the paper path, press the Load/Eject
button to eject it.
2. Move the paper-release lever to the continuous-paper
position.
Note:
lights flash, you may have
If the Pause and Paper Out
moved the paper-release lever before ejecting a sheet of paper.
Raise the paper-release lever to the single-sheet position and press
the Load/Eject button; then lower the paper-release lever to the
continuous-paper position.
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continuous paper from the tractor feeder and begins to
print.
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In addition to single sheets and continuous paper, your printer
can print on a wide variety of paper types, including special
coated paper, high-quality glossy paper, transparency films,
envelopes, index cards, and labels.
Setting the adjust lever
Be sure to check the adjust lever position if you print on thick
paper such as envelopes or index cards, or if ink smears on
your documents. If ink smears, set the adjust lever to the +
position regardless of the paper type. The adjust lever is
located inside the printer. Open the printer cover and change
the setting as shown below.
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Paper type
Lever position
Standard paper (single sheet)
0
Envelopes
+
Index cards
+
Transparencies
0
Labels
0
Continuous paper
0
Banner paper
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Choosing Special Paper and Other Media
You can use most plain bond paper with your printer and
achieve good results. Coated papers and glossy papers give
you better results because they reduce the amount of ink that is
absorbed.
You should get good printing results with most types of coated
paper. However, print quality can vary depending on the
paper quality and manufacturer. Test the printout quality
before purchasing large quantities of paper.
EPSON provides special media such as ink jet (coated) paper,
transparencies, glossy paper, index cards, and adhesive sheets
that are formulated for the inks used in EPSON ink jet printers.
EPSON recommends you to use media distributed by EPSON
to ensure the best results.
EPSON also provides special media that can enrich the usage
and expressive power of the printing results, such as EPSON
Ink Jet Canvas Cloth and EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film.
EPSON Ink Jet Canvas Cloth has a canvas-cloth like texture
and is designed to give an oil-painted artistic impression to
printed images. EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film has a
frosted-glass like printable surface and a glossy surface on its
reverse side. Printing on this film gives a crisp, translucent
image for use in back-lit displays.
When you use one of the following media types, make sure the
appropriate settings are made in the printer driver as described
in Chapter 4 (Windows) and Chapter 6 (Macintosh). Also be
sure to load the paper according to the instructions in this
chapter.
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The product names of some EPSON media currently on the
market may vary depending on when it was distributed. In the
following table, the media names referred to in this manual are
shown in the “Current name” column, and the former names
for the same media are shown in the “Former name” column.
The quality and use of this media is the same regardless of the
name on the media packaging.
Coated (Ink Jet) Paper
Former name
Current name
Special Coated Paper for 360 dpi
Printing
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
(A4)
(Letter)
(A3)
(Super A3/B)
(A2)
S041059, S041025
S041060
S041065, S041046
S041066, S041078
S041078
Special Coated Paper for 720 dpi
Printing
(A4)
(Letter)
(Legal)
(A3)
(B4)
(Super A3/B)
(A2)
S041061, S041026
S041062
S041067, S041048
S041068, S041045
S041070, S041044
S041069, S041043
S041079
Special Coated Index Card for 720 dpi
Printing
(A6)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet
Card
S041054
360 dpi Banner Paper
S041103
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet
Banner Paper
720 dpi Banner Paper
S041102
EPSON Photo Quality
Banner Paper
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Former name
Current name
Transparency Film
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
(A4)
(Letter)
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S041064
Glossy Film
Former name
Current name
High Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film
(A4)
(Letter)
(A6)
(A3)
(B)
(Super A3/B)
S041071
S041072
S041107
S041073
S041075
S041074
Note:
❑ The availability of special media varies by country.
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Since the name on the special media packaging may vary in
certain markets, you may need to use the product number to
confirm the type of special media you have.
Loading Special Paper and Other Media
When loading special paper distributed by EPSON, read the
instruction sheets packed with your special media first and
keep the following in mind.
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Make sure the printable surface of the paper is face down
when loading media into the sheet feeder, and when
loading paper into the manual feed slot, the printable
surface is face up. See the instruction sheets packed with
the media to determine which side is the printable
surface. Some media features cut corners to help identify
the correct loading direction.
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❑
Before you load Super A3/B or A2 size paper, see
“Loading oversized paper into the sheet feeder” in this
chapter. Note the following important precautions when
handling such paper.
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Make sure the paper stack fits under the arrow mark,
which is located on the inside surface of the edge guide.
Basic loading capacity for special media is explained below.
EPSON 360 dpi
Ink Jet Paper and Photo
Quality Ink Jet Paper
You can insert up to 70 sheets of
special coated paper into the
sheet feeder. If you plan to print
on Super A3/B or A2 size
special coated paper, do not load
more than 30 sheets into the
sheet feeder. Also make sure the
stack of paper loaded in the
sheet feeder does not reach more
than half way to the arrow mark,
which is located on the inside
surface of the edge guide.
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Card
You can insert up to 30 index
cards into the sheet feeder.
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Paper
You can load up to 20 sheets.
Before loading glossy paper into
the sheet feeder, always put a
support sheet* or a sheet of plain
paper under the stack of glossy
paper.
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Glossy Film
For best results, you should load
glossy film one sheet at a time.
Before loading glossy film into
the sheet feeder, always put a
support sheet* or a sheet of plain
paper under the glossy film. If
you wish to load multiple sheets
of glossy film, load only up to 30
sheets and set the minimum top
margin of the page to 30mm.
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
You can load up to 50
transparencies. Before loading
transparencies into the sheet
feeder, always put a support
sheet* or a sheet of plain paper
under the stack of transparencies.
EPSON Photo Quality
Adhesive
You can load one sheet at a time
from manual feed slot.
Envelopes
You can load up to 10 envelopes.
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet
Banner Paper
EPSON Photo Quality
Banner Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Canvas
Cloth
To ensure the print quality and
for ease of use with banner
paper, the optional Banner Paper
Kit is required.
EPSON Ink Jet Back
Light Film
You can load one sheet at a time
into the sheet feeder, or from the
manual feed slot.
*If a support sheet is packed with the Photo Quality Glossy Film, load it
underneath the glossy film, but do not print on it.
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For best results when printing on index cards, you should use
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards.
When printing on index cards, please note the following:
❑
Make sure that the adjust lever is set to the + position
before you load index cards. The adjust lever is located
inside the printer. See “Setting the adjust lever” on
page 7-20.
❑
You can insert up to 30 index cards into the sheet feeder.
Load index cards short edge first.
❑
When you load index cards, remove the rear edge guide
and re-install it to match the length of the cards as shown
below.
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Make sure the printable side of the paper is loaded correctly.
For the sheet feeder, load cards with the printable surface
down; for the manual feed slot, load cards with the printable
surface up.
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Do not touch the printable surface of the paper. Hold the cards
by their edges. The moisture or oils on your fingers can
decrease the print quality.
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You may be able to select 720 dpi if your DOS program
supports 720-dpi printing. You can select from Bi-d, Uni-d,
or Auto print directions using the default-setting mode.
The Uni-d setting is recommended when printing at 720
dpi. See Chapter 8 for details.
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Do not load index cards that are curled or bent.
❑
Return unused cards to their original package as soon
as possible after you finish printing. Unfavorable storage
conditions, such as high temperature, humidity, or direct
sunlight, can damage the paper.
❑
If your index cards don’t feed properly or jam, see Chapter
10, “Troubleshooting.”
Envelopes
When printing on envelopes, note the following:
❑
Make sure that the adjust lever is set to the + position. The
adjust lever is located inside the printer. See “Setting the
adjust lever” on page 7-20.
❑
Before printing on envelopes from a DOS program using
the sheet feeder, the printer must be in the envelope
printing mode. To enter this mode, load a single envelope
in the sheet feeder and then eject it by pressing the
Load/Eject button. The printer will now feed envelopes
correctly.
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You can load up to 10 envelopes in the sheet feeder. Make
sure the printable surface is face down and the flap edge
loads first.
When loading C5 envelopes, remove the rear edge guide and
re-install it to match the length of the envelopes as shown
below.
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When you load envelopes into the manual feed slot,
position the right edge guide so that its right edge is even
with the arrow mark on top of the manual feed guide. Load
envelopes printable side up. See “Loading paper manually”
earlier in this chapter.
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❑
Do not print on the back side of envelopes.
❑
Do not use envelopes that are curled, folded, or partially
sealed. Also, avoid using envelopes that are too thin; they
may curl during printing.
❑
Select Plain Paper as the Media Type setting in the printer
driver. For more details on making printer driver settings,
see online help for Windows, or Chapter 6 for Macintosh.
❑
Return unused envelopes to their original packages.
Unfavorable storage conditions such as high temperature
or humidity can damage them.
❑
If your envelopes don’t feed properly or jam, see
Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting.”
Labels
When printing on labels, please note the following:
❑
Do not use labels that are curled or folded. Also avoid
using labels that are peeling off the backing.
❑
Return unused labels to their original packages.
Unfavorable storage conditions such as high temperature,
humidity, or direct sunlight can damage them.
❑
If your labels don’t feed properly or jam, see Chapter 10,
“Troubleshooting.”
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For single-sheet labels:
❑
Load sheets of labels into the manual feed slot one sheet at
a time. Otherwise, they may not feed properly. See
“Loading paper manually” on page 7-5. Also, see Appendix
C for specifications.
❑
Only use labels that completely cover the backing sheet;
otherwise, they may peel off and jam the printer.
❑
Make sure that the printable surface of the labels is face up.
For continuous labels:
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Choose labels mounted on a continuous backing sheet with
sprocket holes for use with the tractor feeder.
❑
Make sure the printing stays entirely within the printable
area. See Appendix C for specifications.
❑
Make sure you load labels with the printable surface face up.
❑
Make sure the auto tear-off feature is set to off in the
default-setting mode when using continuous labels.
❑
Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between jobs; they
may curl around the platen and jam when you resume
printing.
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Never feed labels backward through the printer; they can easily
peel off the backing and jam the printer. If a label does become
stuck in the printer, contact your dealer.
EPSON banner paper
You can load paper longer than A2 portrait size (592 mm) from
the manual feed slot. Especially when you print on EPSON 360
dpi Ink Jet Banner Paper, EPSON Photo Quality Banner Paper,
or EPSON Ink Jet Canvas Cloth and to ensure high print
quality and for easier handling of the banner paper roll, the
optional Banner Paper Kit is required.
For detailed information and instructions on using EPSON
banner paper, see the user’s guide that comes with the Banner
Paper Kit.
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EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film
When printing on the EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film, note the
following:
❑
You can load only one sheet at a time into the sheet feeder
or from the manual feed slot.
❑
The EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film tends to curl even
under nomal storage conditions. If it curls, flatten it before
you load the film.
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Make sure to load the film with the printable side down
when loading the film into the sheet feeder, or with the
printable side up when loading the film from the manual
feed slot.
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Before sending data, make sure the Ink Jet Back Light Film
is selected in the media type list on the main menu in the
printer driver.
Note:
EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film is designed to print images
backwards, using the printer driver’s Flip Holizontal feature, so that
viewing the print out from the reverse side gives the correct image. To
use the Flip Holizontal feature, select Ink Jet Back Light Film as the
Media Type or select Flip Horizontal.
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The lights and buttons on the control panel help you easily
control most common printer operations.
Note:
Software usually overrides control panel selections. Use your software
to select print functions whenever possible.
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These functions are available if you hold down the following
buttons while turning on the printer:
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LQ self test (Load/Eject)
Checks the paper length and performs self-test printing at 360
dpi (dots per inch). See Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting.”
Draft self test (LF/FF)
Checks the paper length and performs self-test printing at 180
dpi. See Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting.”
Hex dump (LF/FF + Load/Eject)
Prints the print data in hexadecimal code. See Chapter 10,
“Troubleshooting.”
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Default setting (Micro Adjust )
Enters the default-setting mode. See “Using the Default-Setting
Mode” on the next page for details.
Print head alignment (Pause)
Enters the printer-adjustment mode. See “Aligning the Print
Heads” on page 10-40 for details.
Note:
To exit the hex dump, default-setting, or print head alignment mode,
turn off the printer.
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Using the Default-Setting Mode
You can change several printer settings that control a variety of
functions such as print direction and loading position. Because
these settings take effect each time you turn on the printer, they
are called default settings.
The factory default settings are designed to meet the needs of
most users, so you probably do not need to change them. The
table below lists the features you can select in the
default-setting mode.
Setting
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Options
Print direction
Auto, Bi-D, Uni-D
Font
Courier, Roman, Sans Serif, Prestige, Script,
Roman T, Sans Serif H, Draft
Pitch
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi, 17.1 cpi, 20 cpi,
Proportional
I/F mode
Auto, Parallel, Serial, Option
Auto interface wait
time
10 seconds, 30 seconds
Software
ESC/P 2, IBM XL24E
Auto CR*
Off, On
AGM*
Off, On
Character table
PC437, PC850, PC860, PC861, PC863, PC865,
Abicomp, BRASCII, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC437
Greek, PC853, PC855, PC852, PC857, PC866,
PC869, MAZOWIA, Code MJK,
ISO 8859-7, ISO Latin 1T, Bulgaria, PC774,
Estonia, ISO 8859-2, PC866LAT, Italic.
International
character set for
Italic table
Italic U.S.A., Italic France, Italic Germany,
Italic U.K., Italic Denmark 1, Italic Sweden,
Italic Italy, Italic Spain 1
Auto line feed
Off, On
Network I/F mode
Off, On
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0, 0
Page length for
continuous paper
11 inch, 12 inch, 8.5 inch, 70/6 inch, Others
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Off, On
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For details, see “About the default settings” below. To change a
setting, see “Changing the default settings” on page 8-10.
Note:
Most software controls the character table and auto line feed. If your
software controls these features, you may never need to set them with
the control panel.
About the default settings
Print direction
Your printer has three direction settings: Uni-D, Bi-D, and Auto.
Note:
Most software controls this setting. If your software does, you may
never need to set it with the control panel.
Auto switches the printer automatically between bidirectional
(for text data) and unidirectional (for graphics data) printing.
Bi-d causes the print heads to print in both directions. This
provides the fastest printing. If vertical or horizontal lines are
not aligned, align the print heads as shown on page 10-40. If
you can’t use the calibration utility, you will need to align the
print heads using the print head alignment mode.
Uni-d causes the print heads to print in one direction only. This
provides maximum alignment for both graphics and character
printing.
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Font
Use this setting to select which built-in font should be used as
the default. For more details, see “Selecting fonts” on page 8-12.
Pitch
With this setting, you can specify the default character pitch to
be used for printing.
I/F mode
Your EPSON printer has both a parallel and serial interface,
allowing you to share the printer between two computers.
If you select Auto, the printer automatically selects the
interface that is receiving data, and uses that interface until the
end of the print job. (A print job ends when no data is received
from the selected interface for the amount of time specified in
the Auto I/F wait time setting described below.)
Set this option to Parallel if you want the printer to ignore data
from the serial interface or to Serial if you want the printer to
ignore data from the parallel interface.
Select Option if you have installed an optional interface card
and want the printer to ignore data from the built-in parallel or
serial interface.
If you don’t know what type of interface your computer
requires, check your computer manual.
Auto interface wait time
If you select Auto in the I/F mode option, you can set the
interface timeout to 10 seconds or 30 seconds.
The printer does not accept data from another interface unless
no data is received from the current interface for the period set
as the Auto interface wait time.
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Software
Use this setting to specify the type of control codes you want to
use to control the printer.
If you select ESC/P 2, the printer emulates an EPSON ESC/P 2
printer. If you select IBM XL24E, the printer operates as an IBM
Proprinter XL24E. If possible, choose EPSON ESC/P 2 in
your software applications. This will allow you to use the most
advanced font and graphics handling available.
Auto CR
When Auto CR is on, the auto carriage return option performs
a carriage-return line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
print position exceeds the right margin. If this is set to off, the
printer does not print characters beyond the right margin and
does not perform a line wrap until it receives a CR. This feature
is available when you select IBM XL24E emulation as the
control code setting.
AGM (Alternate Graphics Mode)
When AGM is on, the printer can use high-resolution 24-pin
graphics commands. The default setting is off. This feature is
available when you select IBM XL24E emulation as the control
code setting.
Character table
Character tables contain the characters and symbols used by
different languages. The printer prints text based on the
selected character table. For the available character tables, see
the Appendix.
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International character set for Italic table
International character sets contain the italic characters and
symbols used by different languages. The printer prints italic
text based on the selected italic table. For available character
tables, see the Appendix.
Auto line feed
When the auto line feed feature is on, each carriage return (CR)
code is accompanied by a line feed (LF) code. If your printed
text is unexpectedly double-spaced, set this feature to off. If text
lines print on top of each other, set it to on.
Network I/F mode
If your printer is connected to a single computer, leave this
feature off. If you want to share the printer with another
computer, turn this feature on.
When this feature is on, data may be present in the printer’s
buffer even though the printer is not printing. Always make
sure the printer does not receive data before turning off the
printer.
0 slash
This option determines whether the printer prints a slashed
zero (0) or unslashed zero (0). This feature is useful for clearly
distinguishing between an uppercase letter O and a zero when
printing documents such as programming lists.
Page length for continuous paper
This option is available only when you use continuous paper
with the tractor. You can set the paper length to 11, 12, 8.5, or
70/6 (the length of A4 paper) inches.
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Skip over perforation
If you turn on this feature, the printer skips over the
perforations of continuous paper, providing a 1-inch margin
between the last line printed on one page and the first line
printed on the next. Because most software programs set their
own top and bottom margins, you should use this feature only
if your program does not provide them. This feature does not
affect single-sheet paper.
Auto tear off
When you use continuous paper with the tractor or banner
paper, this feature advances the paper perforation or end of
printed page to the tear-off position where you can easily tear
off or cut off the printed pages. When the printer receives data,
it automatically feeds the paper to the top-of-form position and
starts printing, so you can use all of the next sheet.
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Caution:
If you use the tractor feeder to print labels, set this feature to
off. Otherwise labels may come off the backing and jam the
printer.
Banner mode
If you turn on this mode, the banner paper is not recognized as
single-sheet paper even if the paper-release lever is set to the
single-sheet position. Therefore, paper is not ejected and
advanced forward to the next page with the LF/FF button.
Parallel I/F transfer rate
This setting specifies the I/F transfer rate. For most printing,
leave this setting set to Fast. If you encounter problems, set it to
Normal.
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To change the printer’s default settings, use the control panel
buttons; the control panel lights show your selections.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and at least 4 sheets
of A4 (210 mm) size or wider paper are loaded printable
side down in the sheet feeder.
Note:
You can also load paper from the manual feed slot or the tractor
feeder.
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2. Hold down the Micro Adjust button and turn on the printer
to enter the default-setting mode.
The printer loads a sheet of paper and prints a brief
summary and instructions. It instructs you to select the
language that you want messages printed in (English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese).
3. Press the Alt button until the following lights indicate the
language of your choice; then press the Pause button to
make your selection.
Language
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
N = On, O = Off, F = Flashing
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After you press the Pause button, the printer prints the
current default settings and the next instructions in the
language you selected. The printed instructions include
submenu tables that list all of the settings you can change
and show you how the control panel lights appear for each
selection. Use the instruction sheets to change the settings
from the control panel.
4. After making your changes, exit the default-setting mode by
turning off the printer.
Note:
❑ You may exit the default-setting mode any time by turning off
the printer while the printer is paused. Any changes you have
made remain in effect until you change them again.
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If you want to check the new default settings, enter the
default-setting mode again and print the current settings. If you
want to stop printing the instruction sheets and exit the
default-setting mode without making any changes, press the
Pause button. Next, press the Load/Eject button to eject the
current page, if necessary, and then turn off the printer.
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Your printer has eight built-in character fonts including two
EPSON fonts: EPSON Roman T and EPSON Sans Serif H.
(Roman T is similar to the Times font; Sans Serif H is similar
to Helvetica.)
To select a font, enter the default-setting mode. See “Changing
the default Settings” on page 8-10.
Note:
Font selections you make with your software override your printer’s
control panel selections. For best results, use your software to select
fonts.
The table below shows the available fonts.
Fonts
Sample
EPSON Courier
EPSON Roman T
EPSON Sans Serif H
EPSON Roman
EPSON Sans Serif
EPSON Prestige
EPSON Script
Draft
Note:
❑ Roman T and Sans Serif H fonts are available in proportional
spacing only.
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Some of the character tables might not be able to print with
EPSON Roman T and EPSON Sans Serif H fonts. In these cases,
selected character tables are printed with EPSON Roman.
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Scalable fonts
The size of the Roman, Sans Serif, Roman T, and Sans Serif H
fonts can be selected from 8 to 32 points in 2-point increments
through your software or by sending an ESC/P 2 command.
See the documentation that came with your software for
information on selecting the size of scalable fonts.
EPSON
Roman
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Roman T
EPSON
Sans Serif
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Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing with an empty color ink cartridge . . . . . . . . .
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The printer’s indicator lights will inform you when it is time to
obtain a replacement ink cartridge and when it is time to
replace an empty cartridge. Also, because ink quality degrades
over time, replace an ink cartridge if you haven’t used up the
ink within six months and print quality declines.
EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges.
Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranties.
When the Ink Out
B light is
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obtain a replacement black ink cartridge
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replace the empty black ink cartridge.
When the Ink Out
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obtain a replacement color ink cartridge
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replace the empty color ink cartridge.
Note:
When the color ink cartridge is empty, the printer can continue to
work using only black ink. To print with black ink only, see “Printing
with an empty color ink cartridge” on page 9-6.
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❑ Once you open the ink cartridge clamp, the ink cartridge
becomes unusable and cannot be reinstalled even if ink
remains.
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Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you
are ready to replace it with a new one.
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needs to be replaced as indicated by the Ink out ( or
light.
2. Open the printer cover using the notch on the cover.
Note:
The printer automatically moves the print heads back to their
home (far right) position after about 60 seconds if you have not
started the replacement procedure.
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3. Hold down the Alt button for about three seconds. The
print heads move left slightly to the cartridge install
position, and the Pause light flashes when the print heads
are in position.
Caution:
Do not move the print heads by hand. Always use the Alt
button to move them. Otherwise you may damage the
printer.
4. Lift up the clamp that holds the cartridge you want to replace
as far as it will go. When you do, the cartridge will rise
partly out of the cartridge holder.
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Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
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If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Caution:
Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you
are ready to replace it with a new one.
6. Open the ink cartridge package. Next, remove only the
yellow tape seal from the cartridge as shown below.
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color ink cartridge
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Caution:
❑ You must remove the yellow tape seal from the
cartridge. Leaving the tape on when you install the
cartridge will permanently damage it.
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Do not remove the tape seal from the bottom of the
cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
7. Lower the ink cartridge into the cartridge holder with
the label on the cartridge face up and the arrow on the
cartridge pointing to the rear of the printer. The color ink
cartridge goes on the right, the black ink cartridge on the
left.
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9. Press the Alt button again. The printer moves the print
heads back to their home (far right) position and charges
ink in the system.
Caution:
The Pause light continues to flash while the printer
performs the ink charging operation. Never turn off the
printer while the Pause light is flashing. Doing so
can result in incomplete charging of ink.
Note:
Even if you do not press the Alt button, the printer moves the
print heads back to their home position about 60 seconds after you
replace the cartridge.
10. When the ink charging procedure is finished, close the
printer cover.
11. Press the Pause button to resume printing.
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Even if the color ink cartridge is empty, you can still print
documents with black ink as long as both cartridges are
light is lit
installed. To continue printing when the Ink Out
continuously, turn the printer off and back on again. Be aware
that any data you sent to the printer before turning it off will be
lost.
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Note:
The empty color ink cartridge must be installed.
Before sending data to the printer, choose Black as the Ink
setting in the printer driver. For details on the printer driver
settings, see online help for Windows, or Chapter 6 for
Macintosh.
To switch back to color printing, you must install a new color
ink cartridge as described in this chapter, and then turn the
printer off and back on again.
If the black ink runs out, you cannot continue printing until
you replace it even though the color ink cartridge still contains
ink.
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To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it
thoroughly several times a year.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are
turned off. Then unplug the power cord.
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2. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder.
4. If the outer case or the inside of the sheet feeder is dirty,
clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild
detergent. Keep the printer cover closed to prevent water
from getting inside.
5. If the inside of the printer accidentally gets soiled with ink,
wipe it off with a damp cloth.
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Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer.
Caution:
❑ Never use alcohols or thinners to clean the printer; these
chemicals can damage the components as well as the case.
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Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
electronic components.
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Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
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Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable oils can damage the mechanism. Contact your
dealer or a qualified service person if lubrication is needed.
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If you need to transport your printer some distance, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials as
follows:
1. Open the printer cover and make sure that the print heads
are capped, which means they are in the home (far right)
position. If the print heads are not capped, turn on the
printer and wait until the print heads return to the home
position. Turn off the printer and then close the printer
cover.
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Leave the ink cartridges installed when you transport the
printer. Removing the cartridges during transport can damage
the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet; then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder and remove the
paper support, output tray, and cable cover.
4. Attach the protective materials you removed when
unpacking the printer.
5. Repack the printer, paper support, output tray, cable cover,
and power cord in the original box.
6. Keep the printer level during transport.
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Preventing paper feed and paper jam problems
Printing quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Diagnosing a Problem
Troubleshooting printer problems is best handled in two easy
steps: first diagnose the problem, then apply likely solutions
until the problem is fixed. The information that you need to
diagnose the most common problems is provided by the
printer’s control panel lights and by the Status Monitor utility
(Windows 95 and Macintosh only). In addition, you can
determine whether a problem lies with the printer itself or with
the computer by performing a self test. Experienced users may
also want to use the printer’s hex dump mode to pinpoint
communication problems.
In “Problems and Solutions” later in this chapter you can find
causes and solutions to specific printer problems. Use the
information presented in this chapter to pinpoint the source of
your problem, then apply the recommended solutions until the
problem is solved.
Error indicators
You can identify many common printer problems with the
lights on the control panel. If your printer stops working and
the lights are on or flashing, use the following table of panel
light patterns to diagnose the problem, then follow the
recommended corrective measures.
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No paper is loaded in the printer.
Load paper in the sheet feeder; then press the
Load/Eject button to turn the Paper Out
light off.
The printer resumes printing.
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The paper is not loaded correctly.
Remove and reload paper correctly. See “Loading
Paper” in Chapter 3 (Windows) or 5 (Macintosh).
The paper-release lever may be set to the wrong
position.
F Black Ink Out B
N Black Ink Out B
F Color Ink Out A
N Color Ink Out A
N Cover Open
F Paper Out S
F Pause
Paper has jammed in the printer.
To clear the paper jam, see “Clearing a paper jam”
on page 10-23. If you have frequent paper feed or
paper jam problem, see “Preventing paper feed and
paper jam problems” on page 10-24.
The black ink catridge is nearly empty.
Obtain a replacement black ink cartridge (S020108).
The black ink cartridge is empty.
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Replace the black ink cartridge with a new one
(S020108).
The color ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Obtain a replacement color ink cartridge (S020089).
The color ink cartridge is empty.
Replace the color ink cartridge with a new one
(S020089).
The printer cover is open.
Close the printer cover and press the Pause button
to continue printing.
The paper-release lever position is not correctly
positioned.
Match the paper-release lever position with the kind
of paper and paper source you are using.
N = on, F = flashing
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Match the paper-release lever position with the kind
of paper loaded in the printer.
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F Cover Open
F Pause
F Operate
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F Black Ink Out B
F Color Ink Out A
F Pause
F Cover Open
N = on, F = flashing
Problem and Solution
The print heads were moved by hand.
Turn off the printer, and turn it back on again after a
few seconds.
An unknown printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer, and contact your dealer.
Status Monitor
If you are printing with Windows 95 or a Macintosh, you can
use the Status Monitor to check the printer’s current status. For
more details, see Chapter 4, “Using the Printer Software for
Windows”, or Chapter 6, “Using the Printer Software for
Macintosh.”
Self testing
Self testing can help you determine whether the problem comes
from the printer or the computer.
To perform a self test, follow these steps:
Note:
❑ Make sure that paper is loaded in the sheet feeder before starting
the self test.
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Make sure the paper-release lever is set to the single sheet position.
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Use paper at least 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide; for example A4
size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise, the print head will
spray ink directly onto the platen, which could mar future
printouts.
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1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. While holding down the Load/Eject button, press the
Operate button to turn on the printer.
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The self test begins by printing on the first and last lines of
the first sheet of paper to measure the page length. Then
the printer prints character samples on the next sheet of
paper.
The test is printed using the available fonts at 360 dpi (dots
per inch). Here is part of a typical self test:
The above sample is in black and white, but the actual test prints in color.
Note:
If you want to perform self-test printing at 180 dpi, turn on the
printer while holding down the LF/FF button.
3. The test continues until the paper in the sheet feeder runs out
or until you press the Pause button. To stop the test, press
the Pause button. To resume the test, press the Pause
button again.
4. To end the self test, press the Pause button to stop printing.
Press the Load/Eject button to eject the page if necessary,
and then turn off the printer.
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Do not turn off the printer while it is printing. Always press the
Pause button to stop printing and then turn off the printer.
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If the self test results are satisfactory, this means that the
printer itself is all right and that the problem probably lies
in the printer software settings, application settings, the
interface cable (be sure to use a shielded cable), or the
computer itself.
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If the self test does not print satisfactorily, this tells you there
is a problem with the printer, such as an empty ink cartridge
or dirty print head. See “Problems and Solutions” on the next
page for possible causes and answers to the problem, or go
directly to “Cleaning the Print Heads” on page 10-36.
Hex dump mode
Experienced users can use the hex dump mode to pinpoint
communication problems between the printer and a software
program. To enter the hex dump mode, follow these steps.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded in the
sheet feeder.
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Use paper at least 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide, for
example, A4 size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise,
the print head will spray ink directly onto the platen,
which could mar future printouts.
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Operate button to turn on the printer.
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3. Send data from the computer.
The printer prints the exact code it receives from the computer
in hexadecimal format.
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Problems and Solutions
This section divides printer problems into six categories:
Power supply . . . . page 10-7
Operation . . . . . . . page 10-8
Paper handling . . . page 10-16
Printing quality . . . page 10-25
Printer utilities . . . . page 10-32
Interface . . . . . . . page 10-33
Go to the category for the type of problem you have and look
for the description that most closely matches the problem. The
most likely causes and solutions are listed first, so try them in
the order that they are written until the problem is solved.
Power supply
Cause
What to do
The printer’s voltage rating
may not match the voltage of
your electrical outlet.
Check the printer’s voltage rating and
the outlets voltage rating. If the
voltages do not match, unplug the
printer immediately and contact your
dealer.
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Warning:
Do not reconnect the power cord to an
electrical outlet that does not have the
matching voltage.
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The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off.
Cause
What to do
The power cord is not
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Turn off the
Operate button, make
sure the power cord is firmly plugged
into the electrical outlet, and turn on
the
Operate button. If the control
panel lights still don’t come on, contact
your dealer.
The printer is turned off.
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Turn on the P Operate button. The
P Operate light will come on.
The electrical outlet is
controlled by an outside
switch or automatic timer.
Use a different outlet.
The outlet is out of order.
Plug another electrical device into the
outlet to determine whether the outlet
is working. If it is not, use a different
outlet.
Operation
The
P Operate light is on but nothing prints.
Cause
What to do
The interface cable is not
plugged in securely.
Confirm that both ends of the cable
between the printer and the computer
are fastened securely.
If the cable is connected correctly, run
a self test as described on page 10-4.
Your interface cable does not
meet both the printer and
computer specifications.
Use an interface cable that meets both
printer and computer specifications.
See Appendix C.
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Your software is not properly Make sure that your printer is
set up for your printer.
properly selected in your software.
Install or re-install the printer driver
software as described in Chapter 2.
One or both ink cartridges
may be too old. They are too
old if they have been used
longer than six months or
beyond the date on their
packaging.
First try cleaning the print heads as
described in “Cleaning the Print
Heads“ on page 10-36. If print does
not appear even after several tries, you
may need to replace one or both
cartridges as described on page 10-43.
Nothing prints and the lights are on or flashing.
What to do
Several common printer
errors have occurred at once.
Use the table in “Error indicators” at
the beginning of this chapter to
determine what combination of errors
may have occurred, and apply the
recommended solutions.
The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints.
Cause
What to do
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads as described in
“Cleaning the Print Heads” on page
10-36. If this does not work after
several trials, contact your dealer.
One or both of the ink
cartridges have been used
longer than six months or
beyond the date on the
packaging.
Try cleaning the print heads. If that
does not solve the problem, replace
ink cartridges as needed. If the or
Ink Out light is not on or flashing, see
“Ink Cartridge Problems” on page
10-43 to replace the ink cartridge.
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application program.
Cause
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Your printer is not selected in Select your printer in the printer setup
your software.
section of your software.
The interface cable does not
meet both the printer and
computer requirements.
Use a printer cable that meets the
requirements shown under “Interface
cables“ on page 1-8.
Your computer is not 100%
IBM® AT compatible.
Select Use Print Manager for this port
in the Queue Setup window. To access
this window, double-click the EPSON
Spool Manager4 icon in the EPSON
folder (Windows 95) or EPSON
program group (Windows 3.1), and
select Setup from the Queue menu.
Your computer system’s
memory is too small to
handle the volume of data in
your document.
Try reducing the image resolution of
your document in your image-editing
software.
Install more memory in your
computer if possible.
Select lower resolution or less colors
for your display setting as described
below.
For Windows 95, choose a lower
resolution setting as the Color Palette
setting. To access the Color Palette,
click Start, point to Settings, and
choose Control Panel. Then
double-click the Display icon and click
the Settings tab. For detailed
information on making this setting, see
your Windows 95 user’s guide.
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For Windows 3.1, double-click the
Windows Setup icon on the Main
menu; then click Options and choose
Change System Settings. Then
choose a lower resolution setting for
your display from the Display pop-up
list. For detailed information on
making this setting, see your
Windows 3.1 user’s guide.
If you have a display-adapter setting
utility, use it to set lower resolution.
For detailed information, see your
display board user’s guide.
For Macintosh, choose Control Panel
from the Apple menu and select
Monitors. Select a lower resolution.
For detailed information on making
this setting, see your Macintosh user’s
guide.
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Cause
What to do
Your printer is not selected in Select your printer by clicking the Print
your software.
command on the File menu of your
application program, and then
selecting it in the following dialog
box(es).
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in your application or in the
printer driver.
Select color printing in your
application and the printer driver. Try
to print again. If the image still comes
out in black and white, try printing
from another program. If this fixes the
problem, contact the software
manufacturer of the application you
had trouble with.
The printer is being used
with an empty color ink
cartridge installed.
Replace the color ink cartridge, then
turn the printer off and back on. Any
data sent to the printer will be lost.
See “Printing with an empty color ink
cartridge” on page 9-6.
Printing starts too high or too low on the page.
Cause
What to do
Margins are set incorrectly in
your application.
Check that the margins are set
correctly in your program. See
“Printable area” on page C-8.
The size of the paper loaded
in the printer does not match
the paper size setting within
your application program.
Load the correct size of paper, or
change the paper size settings within
your application program or printer
driver to match the size of paper you
are using.
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Cause
What to do
The image resolution and the
amount of color used in the
document may be too high.
Carefully considering your use of
color and resolution can help you
optimize your printing times. For
more details, see “Increasing the Print
Speed” later in this Chapter.
Note:
High resolution printing and color
printing significantly increase the amount
of data to be processed. These two factors
have the greatest effect on print speed.
Something on the page is wrong or missing.
What to do
Unknown problem has
occurred.
Disconnect the interface cable from
the computer; then try the self test as
described on page 10-4.
The printer settings within
your application are
incorrect.
Adjust the printer settings within your
application and print again.
The interface cable is not
plugged in securely.
Check that both ends of the cable
connecting the printer and the
computer are securely plugged in.
The data transfer speed does
not match your computer.
Set Parallel I/F transfer rate to Normal
in the default-setting mode. See
“Changing the default settings” in
Chapter 8.
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those made in the
default-setting mode.
For DOS users:
The Network I/F mode is set
to off.
Always try making a setting in your
application first. If that is not possible,
use the printer driver. If that is also
impossible, use the default-setting
mode.
Set the Network I/F mode to on in the
default-setting mode. To enter the
default-setting mode, see “Changing
the default settings” in Chapter 8.
All the text prints on the same line.
Cause
What to do
For DOS users:
Auto line feed is set to off in
the default-setting mode.
Make sure that auto line feed is set to
on in the default-setting mode so that
the printer automatically adds a
line-feed code to each carriage return.
See “Using the Default-Setting Mode”
in Chapter 8.
An extra blank line prints between each text line.
Cause
What to do
For DOS users:
Auto line feed is set to on in
the default-setting mode.
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Make sure that auto line feed is set to
off in the default-setting mode so that
two line-feed signals are not sent. See
“Using the Default-Setting Mode” in
Chapter 8.
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Line spacing is incorrect.
Cause
What to do
The line-space setting in your
software is wrong.
Adjust the line-space setting with your
software.
The typestyles or characters set with your software do not
print.
Cause
What to do
Your software is not correctly Make sure that your software is
configured.
correctly configured for your printer.
The font selected by the default-setting mode or the control
panel does not print.
What to do
Software settings override
those made in the
default-setting mode or from
the control panel.
Use your software to select the font.
The wrong characters are printed.
Cause
What to do
The wrong character table is
selected.
Change the character table as
described in Chapter 8. Check your
software settings.
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Single sheets do not feed properly
Single sheets do not feed properly from the sheet feeder.
Cause
What to do
Too many sheets may be
loaded in the sheet feeder.
Remove the paper from the feeder and
reload up to 100 plain paper sheets (or
up to 70 special coated sheets, or up to
30 sheets of oversized paper).
Paper is curled or folded.
Use flat, non-damaged paper.
The paper may be too thick
or too thin to be fed.
See “Technical Specifications” in
Appendix C.
The edge guides are not set
correctly.
Adjust the guides against the stack of
paper.
Continuous paper may be left Remove the continuous paper.
in the paper path.
The paper-release lever may
be set to the wrong position.
Set the paper-release lever to the
single-sheet position.
The rear edge guide may not
be correctly placed under the
output tray.
Fit the rear edge guide under the
output tray to match the paper loaded
in the sheet feeder.
The rear edge guide does not
match the length of index
cards loaded.
Position the rear edge guide as shown
in “Photo Quality Ink Jet Card” in
Chapter 7.
Paper has been compressed
and is sticking together.
Fan your stack of paper before loading
it into the sheet feeder.
You are printing on
oversized paper, and the
paper may be obstructed by
the output tray.
Raise the output tray by extending the
legs under both sides of the tray to
keep enough clearance between the
output tray and paper support.
See “Loading oversized paper into the
sheet feeder” in Chapter 7.
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printer cover using the notch on the
cover; then gently pull out the paper
by turning the knob toward you.
Remove any remaining pieces of
paper. See “Clearing a paper jam” on
page 10-23.
A single sheet does not feed properly from the manual feed
slot.
Cause
What to do
Paper is curled or folded.
Use flat, non-damaged paper.
The paper may be too thick
or too thin to be fed.
See “Technical Specifications” in
Appendix C.
The paper-release lever is set
to the wrong position.
Make sure that the paper-release lever
is set to the single-sheet position. See
page 3-2 (Windows) or 5-2
(Macintosh).
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The single sheet is not loaded
deeply enough.
Load a single sheet into the manual
feed slot until it meets resistance.
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in the paper path.
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The printer loads more than one sheet at a time.
Cause
What to do
Too many sheets are loaded
in the sheet feeder.
Take the paper stack out of the feeder,
remove some sheets, and reload paper.
Before you load paper, check the
amount of paper you can load in the
sheet feeder on page 7-24.
Paper has been compressed
and is sticking together.
Fan your stack of paper before loading
it in the sheet feeder.
The paper is too thin.
Make sure the paper meets the paper
requirements. See “Technical
Specifications” in Appendix C.
Ejected paper is wrinkled.
Cause
What to do
The paper is too thin or
damp.
Do not store your paper in a damp or
humid environment. Store paper in its
original packaging. See “Technical
Specifications” in Appendix C.
Single sheets do not fully eject.
Cause
What to do
Paper gets stuck
Use the Load/Eject button to eject the
paper.
Page length setting is wrong.
Check the page length set by your
software and adjust it if necessary.
The paper may be too long.
Use paper that is within the specified
size. See “Technical Specifications” in
Appendix C.
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Make sure the banner mode setting is
off. If this setting is on, the printer
feeds paper a specified length. Change
this setting using the default-setting
mode. See “Using the Default-Setting
Mode” in Chapter 8.
Paper feeding is crooked.
What to do
The edge guide of the sheet
feeder may not match the
paper’s width.
Adjust the edge guides.
There may be too much
paper in the sheet feeder.
Remove some paper.
You are printing on
oversized paper, and the
paper may be obstructed by
the output tray.
Raise the output tray by extending the
legs under both sides of the tray to
keep enough clearance between the
output tray and paper support. See
“Loading oversized paper into the
sheet feeder” in Chapter 7.
Single sheets are not loaded
far enough.
Load a single sheet into the manual
feed slot until it meets resistance.
The paper may be old or
creased.
Use only new, smooth sheets of paper.
Make sure that your paper is
the proper size and quality.
See Appendix C.
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Regular gaps occur in the printout.
Cause
What to do
Skip-over-perforation may be Set skip-over-perforation to off in the
on.
default-setting mode. See “Using the
Default-Setting Mode” in Chapter 8.
The perforation is not aligned with the tear-off position.
Cause
What to do
The tear-off position is not
properly set.
Adjust the tear-off position using a
Micro Adjust button. To use the
micro-adjust feature, see “Adjusting
the tear-off position” in Chapter 7.
The auto tear-off setting may
be turned on in the defaultsetting mode.
Turn this setting off. See “Using the
Default- Setting Mode” in Chapter 8.
The page length setting for
continuous paper is not
correct in the default-setting
mode.
Change the setting using the
default-setting mode. See “Using the
Default-Setting Mode” in Chapter 8.
The tractor does not feed the paper.
Cause
What to do
The paper-release lever may
be set to the wrong position.
Move the paper-release lever to the
continuous-paper position.
The paper has come off the
tractor feeder.
Reattach the paper to the tractor.
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Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
Cause
What to do
The paper supply is
obstructed.
Make sure the paper supply is not
obstructed by a cable or some other
object.
The paper supply is placed
too far away.
Make sure that your paper supply is
positioned within 1 meter (3 feet) of
the printer.
The holes on the sides of the
paper are misaligned.
Make sure that the holes on the sides
of the paper are even with each other.
Also, make sure the sprocket units are
locked and their covers are closed.
The paper size or thickness is
out of the specified range.
Make sure that the paper size and
thickness are within the specified
range. See Appendix C.
There may be some slack in
the paper.
Adjust the position of the sprocket
units.
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Cause
What to do
The page is too long.
Tear off the last printed page and
press the Load/Eject button to feed
the paper backward. However, if you
are printing on labels, tear off the last
sheet that has partially entered the
printer, and then press the LF/FF
button to feed it forward.
The paper length is out of the
paper specification limits.
Use paper that is within the specified
specification limits. See Appendix C.
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continuous paper in the
default-setting mode is not
correct.
Change the page length setting for
continuous paper in the default-setting
mode. See “Using the Default-Setting
Mode” in Chapter 8.
The paper is jammed inside
the printer.
See the following section to clear the
paper jam.
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Caution:
Use the knob on the left side of the printer
only to clear paper jams and only when the
printer is off. Otherwise, you may damage
the printer or change the top-of-form
position.
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Clearing a paper jam
To clear a paper jam, follow the steps below:
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Turn off the printer.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Remove continuous paper from the printer if it is loaded.
If continuous paper is jammed the printer, tear off the fresh
supply at the rear of the printer.
4. Turn the knob on the left side of the printer toward you to
remove the paper. Remove any remaining pieces.
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5. If the paper is caught in the paper ejection area, gently pull
it out of the printer.
6. Close the printer cover and turn the printer back on. Make
light is not flashing.
sure the Paper Out
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If you have frequent paper feed or paper jam problems, try
these corrective measures:
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Use a higher-quality paper, one that is not too thin or
rough. Make sure it is suitable for ink jet printers. If paper
still does not feed properly, you may need to use paper
from a different vendor. Also, some types of paper must be
fed one sheet at a time.
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Fan the stack of paper and straighten it before loading.
❑
Adjust the edge guides against the stack of paper.
❑
Position the output tray properly to keep the paper path
clear.
❑
Be sure that you do not load too much paper in the sheet
feeder. You can load up to 100 sheets of plain paper, 70
sheets of special coated paper, 50 sheets of transparency
film, or 30 sheets of high-quality glossy paper. For
oversized paper, load up to 30 sheets.
❑
Try turning the stack of paper over. Most packages of
paper indicate the best side for printing with an arrow on
the end of the package. Make sure the best side is loaded
printable side down into the sheet feeder or loaded
printable side up onto the tractor feeder.
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When you use the tractor to print on labels, set the auto
tear-off feature to off. Otherwise continuous labels may
come off the backing and jam the printer.
❑
Load sheets of labels into the manual feed slot one at a
time. Otherwise, they may not feed properly.
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The printed image has gaps or faint areas.
Cause
What to do
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads as described in
“Cleaning the Print Heads” on page
10-36.
The paper quality has been
reduced due to age.
Use new paper.
The printer driver settings
may not be correct.
Select Automatic on the printer
driver’s Main menu (Windows) or in
the Print dialog box (Macintosh), and
make sure the Media Type setting is
appropriate for the type of paper
loaded in the printer.
The printed image is blurred.
What to do
Your paper is moist or damp.
Do not store your paper in a damp or
humid environment. Store the paper
in its original packaging.
The printer driver settings
may not be correct.
Select Automatic on the printer
driver’s Main menu (Windows) or in
the Print dialog box (Macintosh), and
make sure the Media Type setting is
appropriate for the type of paper
loaded in the printer.
The printer driver’s Ink
setting is set to Color even
though the printer is being
used with an empty color ink
cartridge installed.
Select Black as the Ink setting in your
printer driver. See “Printing with an
empty color ink cartridge” on page
9-6.
Replace the color ink cartridge.
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The print direction setting is
set to Bi-D in the
default-setting mode.
Set the print direction to Uni-D in the
default-setting mode. To enter the
default-setting mode, see “Changing
the default settings” in Chapter 8.
The printed image is smeared.
Cause
What to do
The paper you loaded is too
thick.
Open the printer cover and set the
adjust lever to the “+” position. See
Chapter 7, “Paper Handling.”
Special paper was loaded
without the support sheet or
a regular sheet of paper
under it. Glossy film, glossy
paper, and transparencies
should be loaded with the
support sheet or a piece of
plain paper under them.
Load the support sheet or a piece of
plain paper under the special paper.
See Chapter 7, “Paper Handling,” or
the instructions packed with your
paper.
Multiple sheets of EPSON
Photo Quality Glossy Film
are loaded.
Load glossy film one sheet at a time
with the loading support sheet or a
piece of plain paper under the glossy
film.
If you need to load multiple sheets of
glossy film, load only up to 30 sheets
and set the top margin of the page to
30 mm or more.
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Clean the print heads. See “Cleaning
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White horizontal lines appear through the text.
Cause
What to do
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads as described in
“Cleaning the Print Heads” on page
10-36.
One of the ink cartridges is
low on ink.
Check the control panel to confirm
that the or
Ink Out light is
flashing, and replace the appropriate
ink cartridge.
The MicroWeave option in
your printer driver is not
selected.
Turn on MicroWeave in your printer
driver.
The Media Type setting on
the Main menu of the printer
driver is incorrect.
Make sure the Media Type setting
matches the type of paper loaded in
the printer.
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Vertical or horizontal printed lines do not align.
White banding appears between color and black graphics.
Cause
What to do
The print heads are
misaligned.
Aligh the print heads with the Print
Head Alignment utility as described in
“Aligning the Print Heads” on page
10-40.
The printing position is
misaligned.
Make sure the High Speed option in
your printer driver is not selected.
For DOS users:
The print direction setting is
set to Bi-D in the
default-setting mode.
Set the print direction to Uni-D in the
default-setting mode as described in
“Changing the default settings” in
Chapter 8.
Printing quality is not what you expect.
Cause
What to do
The paper loaded is not the
paper selected in your
application or the printer
driver.
Make sure you loaded the correct
paper in the printer and that you
selected the same media type in your
application and/or the printer driver
software.
Make sure you are using paper that
meets the paper requirements for this
printer. See “Technical Specifications”
in Appendix C.
You are not printing on the
correct side of the paper.
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Check the paper packaging for the
correct side for printing; then load the
printable side of the paper face down
in the sheet feeder. When using the
manual feed slot or tractor feeder, load
paper printable side up.
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The printer driver settings
are not correct.
Check the printer driver settings to
make sure they are appropriate. If
these settings are correct, check your
application because some driver
settings are overridden by application
settings. Also, for more information on
making driver settings, see Chapter 4
for Windows, or Chapter 6 for
Macintosh.
High Speed mode is selected
in the printer driver.
To obtain higher quality output, make
sure High Speed mode is not selected.
To obtain higher quality output, set
the print direction to Uni-D in the
default-setting mode as described in
“Changing the default settings” in
Chapter 8.
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Colors are different than you expect.
Cause
What to do
The color print head nozzles
are clogged.
Clean the color print heads as
described in “Cleaning the Print
Heads” on page 10-36.
Black ink is selected in your
printer driver.
Set the Ink setting to Color.
You are not printing on the
correct side of the paper.
Check the paper packaging for the
correct side for printing; then load the
printable side of the paper face down
in the sheet feeder. When using the
manual feed slot or tractor feeder, load
paper printable side up.
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The print direction setting is
set to Bi-D in the
default-setting mode.
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The Media Type setting does
not match the loaded paper.
Change the Media Type setting in
your printer driver to match the type
of media you have loaded.
The print head nozzles for a
particular color of ink are
clogged.
Clean the color print head as described
in “Cleaning the Print Heads” on page
10-36.
The ICM (Windows) or
ColorSync (Macintosh)
setting in your driver is not
appropriate for your
document.
Set the driver to Automatic.
Your printer and monitor are
not properly calibrated for
color matching.
See the user’s guides of your
image-editing software and your
monitor for information on calibrating
your system for color matching.
Since monitors and printers
See “Tips for Color Printing” in
produce colors differently,
Appendix A.
printed colors will not always
match on-screen colors
perfectly.
Colors are not very vibrant.
Cause
What to do
The image was printed on the Make sure that you are printing on the
wrong side of EPSON Ink Jet coated side of the paper. If necessary,
paper.
flip over the paper and try printing
again. If printing has not improved,
clean the print heads as described later
in this chapter.
The Media Type setting on
the Main menu of the printer
driver is incorrect.
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Make sure the Media Type setting
matches the type of paper loaded in
the printer.
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The printed color image has gaps or faint areas.
Cause
What to do
The color print head nozzles
are clogged.
Clean the color print head as
described in “Cleaning the Print
Heads” on page 10-36.
For DOS users:
The Network I/F mode is set
to off.
Set the Network I/F mode to on in the
default-setting mode as described in
“Changing the default settings” in
Chapter 8.
Black dots are missing in printed characters or graphics.
The printed black image is light or faint.
What to do
The black print head nozzles
are clogged.
Clean the black print head as
described in “Cleaning the Print
Heads” on page 10-36.
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Photographic images look grainy or rough.
Cause
What to do
The printing position is
misaligned.
Align the print heads with the Print
Head Alignment utility as described in
“Aligning the Print Heads” on page
10-40.
The resolution of the original
image data or the resolution
setting for the image in your
image-editing software may
be too low.
Increase the image resolution in your
image-editing software. Keep in mind
that higher resolution images take
longer to print.
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Dots are missing in printed characters or graphics.
Cause
What to do
For DOS users:
The Network I/F mode is set
to off.
Set the Network I/F mode to on in the
default-setting mode as described in
“Changing the default settings” in
Chapter 8.
Printer utilities
The Status Monitor window does not appear when you are
using Windows 95.
Cause
What to do
The Use Print Manager for
this port option is checked in
the Queue Setup window.
Make sure Use Print Manager for this
port box is not checked. Click the
Start button, point to Programs, point
to Epson, and click Spool Manager4.
Then click Queue and Setup in the
EPSON Spool Manager window.
Enable bi-directional
support for this printer is not
selected in the Spool Settings
window.
You must select Enable bi-directional
support for this printer in the Spool
Settings window to use the Status
Monitor. To access the Spool Settings
window, click the Start button, point
to Settings, and click Printers.
Right-click the icon for your printer
and choose Properties from the
drop-down menu. Click the Details
tab; then click Spool Settings. Select
Enable bi-directional support for
this printer.
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When you clean the print heads using the Head Cleaning
utility, the output quality does not improve.
Cause
What to do
You attempted to clean the
print heads while the ink
cartridges were low or out of
ink.
Check the or
Ink Out light.
When the ink cartridges are low or
out, the Head Cleaning utility has no
effect. Replace the ink cartridges as
needed. See page 9-2.
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Interface
When using an optional interface card, the printer does not
print or the printout is not what you expected.
What to do
The optional interface may
not be selected with the I/F
mode setting.
See “Using the Default-Setting Mode”
in Chapter 8.
You may be trying to use an
interface card or cable with
the wrong specification.
Check the specifications to make sure
you can use the interface card or cable
with this printer. See Appendix B.
The computer and printer
interface settings may not
match.
Check your computer user’s guide for
the correct settings.
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Increasing the Print Speed
Just as printing at a high resolution requires more processing
time, printing in color takes longer than printing in black and
white because the volume of data in a color document is much
greater. For this reason, it is important to be selective in your
use of color if you also require a faster print speed.
Even if your document requires the highest resolution and
extensive use of color, for example when printing a
camera-ready composite that includes color photographs, it
may still be possible to optimize the print speed by adjusting
other printing conditions. Keep in mind that changing some
conditions to increase the print speed may also lower print
quality.
The following table shows the factors that inversely affect print
speed and print quality (increasing one will decrease the other).
Print quality
Print speed
Lower
Faster
Higher
Slower
Print Quality
Economy
SuperFine
MicroWeave
Off
On
High Speed
On
Off
Halftoning
No halftoning
Error Diffusion
Image size
Small
Large
Resolution
Low
High
Printer software settings
Data characteristics
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The table below shows the factors related to print speed only.
Print speed
Faster
Slower
Ink
Black
Color
Collate*
Off
On
Reverse Order*
Off
On
Flip Horizontal*
Off
On
Grayscale **
Full color
System speed
Fast
Slow
HDD free space
Large
Small
Memory free space
Large
Small
Running applications
One
Many
Virtual memory
Not in use
In use
Printer software settings
Data characteristics
Variety of colors
Hardware resources
Software status
*Varies depending on the printer software and application software you
are using.
**Grayscale means using black ink only to print varying shades of gray,
from pure black to pure white.
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Cleaning the Print Heads
If you find that the printed image is unexpectedly faint or dots
in the printed image are missing, you may be able to solve
these problems by cleaning the print heads, which ensures that
the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
You can clean the print heads from your computer using the
Head Cleaning utility in the printer software.
If you are using DOS or you can not clean the print heads with
this utility, you can use the printer’s control panel instead. For
more details, see “Cleaning the print heads with the printer’s
control panel buttons” later in this chapter.
Note:
❑ Print head cleaning uses ink. To avoid wasting ink, clean the
print heads only if print quality declines.
❑
Use the Nozzle Check utility to confirm that the print heads need
to be cleaned.
To clean the print heads, follow the steps below for Windows
or see page 10-38 for Macintosh.
For Windows Users:
1. When cleaning the black print head, make sure the Ink Out
light is off. When cleaning the color print head, make sure
light is off. If the corresponding light for
the Ink Out
the print head you want to clean is on or flashing, see
“Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on Page 9-2.
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2. Access the Utility menu as described in Chapter 4.
3. Click the Head Cleaning button.
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4. Follow the on-screen messages.
While the printer performs the cleaning cycle, the Pause
light flashes.
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Never turn off the printer while the Pause light is
flashing. Doing so may damage the printer.
5. After finishing the cleaning, click Print nozzle check
pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box, or print a few
lines from a document to confirm that the heads are clean
and to reset the cleaning cycle.
Nozzle check pattern:
The above sample is in black and white, but the actual check pattern
prints in color.
In the check pattern, if you find that any segments are missing
from the test lines, you may need to repeat the head cleaning
and print the nozzle check pattern again.
If print quality hasn’t improved after repeating this procedure
four or five times, try other recommendations listed in this
chapter. If print quality still has not improved, contact your
dealer.
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For Macintosh Users:
1. When cleaning the black print head, make sure the Ink Out
light is off. When cleaning the color print head, make sure
light is off. If the corresponding light for
the Ink Out
the print head you want to clean is on or flashing, see
“Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on Page 9-2.
A
B
2. Choose Utility from the Print dialog box as described in
Chapter 6.
3. Click the Head Cleaning button.
4. Follow the on-screen messages.
While the printer performs the cleaning cycle, the Pause light
flashes.
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Never turn off the printer while Pause light is flashing.
Doing so may damage the printer.
5. After finishing the cleaning, click the confirmation button in
the Head Cleaning dialog box, or print a few lines from a
document to confirm that the heads are clean and to reset
the cleaning cycle. See page 10-37 to see a sample of the
nozzle check pattern.
In the check pattern, if you find that any segments are missing
from the test lines, you may need to repeat the head cleaning
and print the nozzle check pattern again. If print quality hasn’t
improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, try
other recommendations listed in this chapter. If print quality
still has not improved, contact your dealer.
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Cleaning the print heads with the printer’s control panel
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Press the Pause button to turn the Pause light on.
3. Make sure the corresponding Ink Out light for the print head
you want to clean is off.
4. Press the LF/FF (or Load/Eject) button and the Alt button to
clean the black (or color) print head. The printer starts
cleaning the print head and the Pause light begins to flash.
If you want to clean the other print head, wait until the
Pause light stops flashing. It takes about two minutes to
clean each print head.
Note:
You cannot clean both black and color print heads at the same
time.
5. After the Pause light stops flashing, Press the Pause button
to resume printing any data still in its buffer. If the print
buffer was clear before you cleaned the print head, send
data to resume printing.
Note:
You must print a few lines after each print head cleaning in order to
reset the cleaning cycle.
If the print quality does not improve, repeat step 4, then print a
few lines to check the output. If print quality doesn’t improve
after repeating this procedure 4 or 5 times, see “Problems and
Solutions” in this chapter. If print quality still does not improve
after following the recommendations, contact your dealer.
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Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the Pause light is
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Aligning the Print Heads
If you notice a misalignment of vertical or horizontal lines, you
may be able to solve these problems from your computer using
the Print Head Alignment utility in the printer software.
For Windows users:
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
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Use paper at least 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide; for
example, A4 size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise,
the print head will spray ink directly onto the platen.
2. Access the Utility menu as described in Chapter 4.
3.
Click the Print Head Alignment button.
4. Follow the messages on your screen to align the print heads.
For Macintosh users:
1. Make sure paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
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Use paper at least 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide; for
example, A4 size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise,
the print head will spray ink directly onto the platen.
2. Choose Utility from the Print dialog box. You see the Utility
dialog box.
3. Click the Print Head Alignment button.
4. Follow the messages on your screen to align the print heads.
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Using the print head alignment utility for DOS
The print head alignment utility includes both black and color
alignment features. To install this utility on your hard drive,
insert the EPSON Printer Software CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive and then type D:\SETUP (If your CD-ROM
drive uses a different drive letter or you are using the floppy
version, substitute it for D:\) at the DOS prompt. Follow the
directions on the screen. After running the setup program,
change to the drive and directory that contains the utility (or
set the path to the directory). Then type EPCALIB and press
Enter. The following window appears:
calibl2
Make sure your printer is selected. Click Next, then follow the
directions on the screen.
Note:
This utility is designed to be run in DOS with or without a mouse.
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Using the printer’s control panel buttons
If you can not use the print head alignment utility program that
came with your printer, then follow these steps to align the
print heads.
1. Make sure that the printer is off and paper is loaded in the
sheet feeder.
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Use paper at least 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide; for example, A4
size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise, the print heads
will spray ink directly onto the platen.
2. Hold down the Pause button and turn on the printer to enter
the print head alignment mode. Release the buttons.
The printer prints an instruction sheet in English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese that shows you
how to align the print heads. Follow these instructions.
3. After aligning the print heads, exit the print head alignment
mode by turning off the printer.
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Ink Cartridge Problems
If output quality does not improve even after cleaning and
aligning the print heads, you may need to replace one or both
of the ink cartridges.
To replace an ink cartridge before the
flashing or is on, follow these steps.
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B or A
Ink Out light is
Caution:
Once you remove an ink cartridge, it becomes unusable and
cannot be reinstalled even if ink remains.
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Open the printer cover.
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Do not move the print heads by hand. Always press the
Alt button to move them; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
Note:
The printer automatically moves the print heads back to their
home (far right) position after 60 seconds if you have not started
the procedure.
4. Complete the ink cartridge replacement procedure as
described from step 4 of “Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on
page 9-2.
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3. Hold down the Alt button for more than three seconds until
the print heads moves slightly to the left, which is the ink
cartridge replacement position. The Pause light flashes.
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Contacting Customer Support
If your printer is not operating properly and you cannot solve
your problem with the troubleshooting information in this
guide and online help, contact customer support services for
assistance.
We will be able to help you much more quickly if you are able
to give the exact information indicated below.
Serial number of your printer:
(The serial number label is on the back of the printer.)
Printer model:
Brand and model of your computer:
Printer software version:
(See your Version menu.)
Version of Windows (95, 3.1, etc.) you are using now:
Version of software applications you normally use with
your printer:
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users
If you purchased your printer in the UK or the Republic of
Ireland, Epson (UK) Limited provides a range of customer
services and technical support.
Note:
For customers in the Republic of Ireland, please use the correct dialing
codes when dialing the UK telephone numbers listed in the following
sections. For example the Enquiry Desk fax number, 01442 227271
should be dialled as 0044 1442 227271 from the Republic of Ireland.
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The enquiry desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546
in the UK or 1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by
faxing 01442 227271, or via the Internet at info@epson.co.uk.
They can provide the following information:
❑
Information and literature on new Epson products (also
available from Faxon Epson)
❑
Where to purchase genuine Epson consumables,
accessories and options
Customer Support
Our Customer Support team can provide the following services:
Technical information on installing, configuring and
operating your Epson products
❑
Arranging for faulty Epson products to be repaired within
the warranty period
For information on contacting our Customer Support team,
please see the Service and Support Information booklet that
came with your Epson product.
If this booklet is not available, details can be found on Faxon
Epson faxback service, EPtec Bulletin Board Service or on
Epson’s World Wide Web site.
See below for details.
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Contact Faxon Epson Faxback Service for:
❑
Literature and Specifications on the latest Epson products.
❑
Support information including troubleshooting tips, switch
settings and driver information.
To use Faxon Epson, call 01442 227332 using a touch-tone
phone. You will be asked to follow a simple routine to register
your document request and once you have entered your
telephone and fax numbers, Faxon Epson will fax a copy of the
document catalogue to your fax machine.
When you have found the documents that you need in the
catalogue, call Faxon Epson again and enter the document ID
numbers. The documents will be faxed to you automatically.
Eptec - Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers and utilities
You can call the Epson Bulletin Board Service on 01442 227479.
No membership is required. Make sure that your
communications software is set to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity bit, ANSI terminal mode emulation and a modem speed
of up to 28.8 Kbps. Downloading protocols supported include
Xmodem, Ymodem and Zmodem. See the documentation that
came with your communications software and modem for
more information.
When you first connect to the Bulletin Board Service, you will
be asked for your name, company name, phone number and a
password (which you can invent yourself).
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World Wide Web
If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web Browser, you
can access Epsons World Wide Web site at
http://www.epson.com. Here you will find information on the
latest Epson Products, software drivers and answers to
frequently asked questions.
For Australian users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of
Customer Service. As well as this User’s Guide, we provide the
following sources for obtaining information:
EPSON FAXBACK
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and
drivers. Visit the BBS to check out the latest versions. If you
have a modem, phone (02) 9903 9070.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth
taking your modem here for the occasional surf! You can get
the same information as offered on the EPSON FAXBACK and
the EPSON Bulletin Board plus more.
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EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and
pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia. There is
also Technical Information including details of the latest
software and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903 9075 and the
system will guide you through a number of choices before
faxing the information to your fax machine.
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Your Dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and
resolve problems. The dealer should always be the first call for
advice on problems. They can often solve problems quickly and
easily as well as give you advice on the next step to take.
EPSON Helpdesk
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure
our clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk
can aid you in diagnosing hardware and software problems.
They can also advise you on the latest EPSON products and
where the nearest dealer or service agent is located. Many
types of queries are answered here.
Access to the Helpdesk is at no charge to purchasers of new
products for the first 12 months of that product’s life. After that
period, a different phone number is used and charges are
debited to your telephone account. The current charge rates are
specified when you ring the chargeable support number. You
are asked to signify your acceptance before any charges are
incurred.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
first 12 months
after 12 months
fax number
(02) 9903 9040
1 902 263 192
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand
when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster
we can help solve the problem. This information includes the
User’s Guide for your EPSON product, type of computer,
operating system, application programs, and any other
information you feel is required.
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Contact the phone or fax number shown below for your area:
Hong Kong
Phone:
Fax:
2585 4300
2827 7083
Singapore
3377911
3341185
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Fax:
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Appendix A
Tips for Color Printing
Basics of Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Image Resolution and Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Basics of Color Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Basics of Color
This section describes the basic properties of color, the relationships
between colors, and how to use color to improve the quality of your
printed documents.
Properties of color
Color is composed of three properties: Hue, Saturation, and Brightness.
Hue
The name of the color, such as red, blue, or
violet. The circle that represents the relationship
between all hues is called the hue circle.
Saturation
The vividness of the color. This represents the
amount of gray in proportion to the hue.
Brightness
The relative lightness or darkness of the color.
The method for representing these properties is called the Munsell
renotation color system. The hue circle and the Munsell renotation color
system are useful to understand the properties of color. See also the Color
Guide.
Synchronizing monitor colors and printer colors
Your printer produces images by printing tiny patterns of ink dots on
paper. It uses the colors cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K)
to create a blending effect that makes you think you are seeing millions of
colors. This type of color, produced by pigments that absorb some colors
of light and reflect others, is called subtractive.
Note:
In theory, pure cyan, magenta, and yellow should produce black, but actually they
produce a muddy brown and must be combined with black ink to produce a true
black (K).
Your monitor produces images by illuminating color phosphors on the
screen with an electron gun. (A phosphor is a substance that gives off
light when irradiated.) Each screen point (pixel) has three colored
phosphors: red (R), green (G), and blue (B).
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Since the printer and monitor produce color images differently, and also
the available range of color produced by the monitor and printer are
different, the image on the screen does not exactly match your printed
output all of the time. If you want to adjust, or calibrate, the printed color
to more closely match the on-screen color, you may have to experiment
with the printer driver settings.
Additionally, color management software is available from a variety of
software and monitor companies to help you match colors produced by
your monitor and printer. See your image-editing software user’s guide
for information on color matching.
monitor colors
printer colors
4-1, 4-2a
The range of colors that can be displayed:
monitor
4-3
printer
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Note:
When printing a scanned image, you may find it more difficult to match colors.
Because scanners create the original image data using CMYK, the data format of
your image will be changed twice.
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Process of color printing
A printer produces color images by printing tiny patterns of ink dots
using CMYK colors as mentioned in the previous section. Because most
ink jet printers are not able to print different gradations of the three
primary colors, they must use a halftoning method in order to represent
millions of colors or the gradation of colors as follows:
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Dithering and error diffusion are the most commonly used halftoning
methods.
Dithering
Dithering uniformly aligns individual dots of different colored inks to
create the appearance of neutral colors. This method is suitable for
printing documents that contain large areas of solid color, such as bar
charts and graphs.
Error diffusion
Error diffusion blends individual colored dots with the colors of the
surrounding dots to create the appearance of natural colors. By blending
colored dots, the printer can achieve excellent colors and subtle color
gradation. This method is best suited for printing documents that contain
finely detailed graphics or photographic images.
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Image Resolution and Image Size
The resolution of your original image affects the quality of your printouts.
Generally, the higher the resolution, the better the print quality. However,
keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the longer the wait for
processing and printing a document.
Generally, the printed image size is in inverse proportion to the image
resolution, as shown below. The larger the image size, the lower the
image resolution. Conversely, the smaller the image size, the higher the
image resolution.
Note:
Some applications have a function that can correct this relationship.
300 pixel
Print
225 pixel
4-5aa
300 dpi
300 pixel
Print
225 pixel
150 dpi
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Print
292 pixel
300 dpi
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100 pixel
Print
72 pixel
75 dpi
Since increasing the image size means decreasing the image resolution,
you must take care that print quality or color tone is not degraded when
working with images pasted into documents created with word
processing software. To avoid print quality and color tone problems,
change the size and the resolution of the image in your graphics
application before pasting it into your document.
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Basics of Color Documents
To help you use color to maximize your document’s impact on its readers,
determine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of color printing.
Know WHO your readers are and WHAT your purpose is
Your documents are intended to communicate information, opinions, or
feelings to one or more people and also to get results. Therefore, first you
need to think about who is going to see your work: customer, co-worker,
or other; and what your purpose is: to advise, sell, propose, and so on.
For example:
A marketing proposal with generous quantities of bright, fluorescent colors might
fail to impress a conservative accounting firm, yet win over a music video
company.
Know WHEN to use color
While color can enhance any document, you need to decide when color
helps expand understanding of your message and when it distracts the
reader. Sometimes a serious business message is best delivered without
additional colors. (Remember that white and black are colors, too.)
For example:
A job offer letter to a prospective employee works best in black and white, while a
list of safety rules benefits from attention-getting color.
Decide WHERE color will most benefit your document
If you use color on every page or all over a page, you may lose not only
the impact of color, but also the clarity and readability of your work.
When used consistently and strategically, color breaks up the monotony
of black-and-white text reading.
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Note:
❑ Avoid placing too many color pictures, tables, or icons on a page.
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Size your color images so that they do not overpower text or graphics.
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Avoid using too much colored text. It is more difficult to read than
black-on-white or white-on-black text.
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Know WHY you are using color
Color adds interest and clarity, and makes documents appear easier to
understand. Just as you use fonts and graphics to create appeal and
capture attention, color provides an additional visual interpretation of a
document that influences the reader.
For example:
An overhead presentation of sales results by territory is far more interesting and
memorable if you show the figures with colored charts and graphs.
Know How to select colors
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Use just one hue in the hue circle to make
your document unified. Modify saturation
or brightness to add interest.
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Use contrasting hues to make your work
more eye-catching.
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Use of complementary colors in documents
is generally not recommended.
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Determine a rule for using color throughout the document.
Note:
See the Color Guide for the hue circle.
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Using Optional Interfaces
Available Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The C82305✽/C82306✽ serial interface card . . . . . . . . .
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You can use various interface cards to supplement the capabilities of your
printer’s built-in hardware interface. The following EPSON interface cards
are compatible with your printer:
Interface card
Model number
Serial Interface Card
C82305✽/C82306✽
32KB Serial Interface Card
C82307✽/C82308✽
32KB Parallel Interface Card
C82310✽
32KB IEEE-488 Interface Card
C82313✽
LocalTalk Interface Card
C82312✽
Twinax Interface Card
C82315✽
Coax Interface Card
C82314✽
Ethernet Interface Card
C82331✽
Type B Bidirectional
Parallel Interface Card
C82345✽
*The asterisk is a substitute for the last digit, which varies by country.
If you are not sure whether you need an optional interface or if you want
to know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
If you are planning to install the LocalTalk interface card in your printer,
you will need two LocalTalk Locking Connector Kits (DIN-8 version).
Attach one connector box to the AppleTalk interface on the printer and
the other box to the printer port on the Macintosh. Then attach the
LocalTalk cable between the two connector boxes. See the owner’s guide
that comes with the connector kits for more details.
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Installing Optional Interfaces
1.
Turn off the printer.
2.
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet (and from the back of
the printer, if your printer’s power cord is removable).
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Warning:
Do not install the interface card when the printer is connected to an
electrical outlet. If you do, you may damage the printer or your
computer.
3.
Turn the printer around so that its back faces you, and disconnect any
existing interface cable.
4.
Use a cross-head screwdriver to remove the two screws securing the
shield plate to the optional interface slot; then lift off the plate. Be
sure to keep both screws; you may need to use them again when you
re-install the shield plate.
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Be sure to set any switches and jumpers on the card. See the interface
card’s manual for details. If your interface card has a jumper named
JG, make sure that you set it to on, or the card will not work properly.
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Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the interface
compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the connector at the rear
of the interface card into the printer’s internal socket.
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7.
Secure the interface card in the slot with the two screws included with
the interface card.
8.
Connect the proper interface cable to the interface card and to your
computer. If the cable has a grounding wire, connect it with one of
the screws securing the parallel interface.
Also, if you are using more than one computer, reconnect the other
interface cable.
9.
Make sure the printer is turned off. Then plug in the power cord.
Before you use the optional interface, you may need to change the settings
for the interface option in the default-setting mode. If you need to change
any settings, see “Changing the default setting.” in Chapter 8 for
instructions.
To remove the interface card, follow the above steps in reverse order.
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The C82305✽/C82306✽ serial interface card
To use the C82305✽/C82306✽ interface card, see the sections below to set
the correct baud rate, handshake timing, and error handling.
For all other data transfer conventions, such as word structure and
communications protocol, see the C82305✽/C82306✽ interface card
manual.
Selecting the baud rate
You can select from the following baud rates: 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600,
and 19200 bps (bits per second). To set the baud rate, see the bit-rate
selection table in the C82305✽/C82306✽ interface card manual.
Handshake timing
When the vacant area for data in the input buffer drops to 256 bytes, the
printer outputs an X-OFF code or sets the DTR flag to 1 (MARK) to
indicate that it cannot receive data. When the vacant area for data in the
buffer increases to 512 bytes, the printer outputs an X-ON code or sets the
DTR flag to 0 (SPACE) to indicate that it is ready to receive data.
Error handling
When the printer detects a parity error, it prints an asterisk (✽). The
printer ignores all other errors, including framing and overrun errors.
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Specifications
Technical Specifications
Printing . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . .
Ink cartridges . . .
Mechanical . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . .
Environmental . . .
Safety approvals . .
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Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C-20
Command List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESC/P 2 control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM XL24E emulation control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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C-22
Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International character sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Characters available with ESC ( ^ command . . . . . . . .
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Printing
Printing method:
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration:
Monochrome (black) 128 nozzles
Color (cyan, magenta, yellow) 192 nozzles
(64 (each color) × 3 )
Printable columns and printing speeds:
Character Pitch
(characters per
inch)
C-2
Printing
Column
LQ Printing Speed
(characters per
second)
Draft Printing Speed
(characters per
second)
800
10
136
400
12
163
480
960
15
204
600
1200
17
(10 condensed)
233
684
1378
20
(12 condensed)
272
800
1600
Resolution:
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction:
Bidirectional with logic seeking for text and
graphics. (Auto print direction can be set in
the default-setting mode.)
Control code:
ESC/P 2 and expanded raster graphics code
IBM XL24E emulation code
Line spacing:
1/6 inch, 1/8 inch, or programmable in
1/360-inch increments
Paper feed speed:
107 milliseconds per 1/3-inch line
Input buffer:
64KB
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Bitmap fonts:
Font
EPSON Roman
EPSON Sans Serif
EPSON Courier
EPSON Prestige
EPSON Script
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
Proportional
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
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You can select other font/pitch combinations using ESC/P 2 commands.
See "Command List" on page C-21 for more information.
Scalable fonts:
Font
Minimum Point
Size
Maximum Point
Size
Increments
EPSON Roman
8
32
2
EPSON Sans Serif
8
32
2
EPSON Roman T
8
32
2
EPSON Sans Serif H
8
32
2
Character tables:
1 italic and 26 graphics character tables
Character sets:
14 international character sets and 1 legal
character set
Specifications
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Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the
manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to the quality of any
non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Refer to the specifications below and test
samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
Single sheets:
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Size
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
Super A3/B (13 × 19 inches)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
Ledger (11 × 17 inches)
US C (17 × 22 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (190.5 × 254 mm)
B3 (364 × 514 mm)
B4 (257 × 364 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Paper types
Plain bond paper, special papers
distributed by EPSON
Thickness
0.065 mm to 0.11 mm (0.0025 to 0.004 inch)
Weight
64 g/m2 (17 lb) to 90 g/m2 (24 lb) for
sheet feeder
52 g/m2 (14 lb) to 90 g/m2 (24 lb) for
manual feed slot
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Transparencies, Glossy film:
Size
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Super A3/B (13 × 19 inches)*
A3 (297 × 420 mm)*
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Letter (216 × 279 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm)*
*Glossy film only
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Thickness
0.13 mm to 0.15 mm (0.005 to 0.006 inch)
Glossy paper:
Size
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Letter (216 × 279 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Thickness
0.17 mm to 0.18 mm (0.0066 to 0.0070 inch)
Envelopes:
Size
No. 10 (240 × 104 mm)
DL (220 × 110 mm)
C5 (229 × 162 mm)
Paper types
Plain bond paper, air mail
Thickness
0.16 mm to 0.52 mm (0.006 to 0.02 inch)
Weight
45 g/m2 (12 lb) to 90 g/m2 (24 lb)
Index cards:
Size
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
5 × 8” (127 × 203 mm)
10 × 8” (254 × 203 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Thickness
Less than 0.23 mm (0.0091 inch)
Weight
188 g/m2 (50 lb)
Self Adhesive sheets:
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Size:
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Letter (216 × 279 mm)
Paper types:
Plain paper (use labels that completely
cover the backing sheet), special papers
distributed by EPSON.
Total thickness:
Maximum 0.2 mm
Continuous paper:
Size:
101.6 mm to 406.4 mm × 101.6 mm
(minimum folding length)
Paper types:
Plain paper
Thickness:
0.065 mm to 0.1 mm
Weight:
52 g/m2 to 82 g/m2 (14 lb to 22 lb)
Continuous labels:
Size:
Backing sheet:
101.6 mm to 406.4 mm × 101.6 mm
(minimum folding length)
Label sheet:
Minimum 63.5 mm × 23.9 mm
Paper types:
Plain paper
Thickness:
Total thickness: Maximum 0.2 mm
Label thickness: Maximum 0.12 mm
Banner paper:
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Size:
210 mm to 432 mm × 5 m
Paper types
Plain paper, special papers distributed by
EPSON
Thickness
0.08 mm to 0.1 mm (0.003 to 0.004 inch)
Weight
64 g/m2 to 82 g/m2 (17 lb to 22 lb)
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Size:
A2 (420 × 594 mm)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Thickness
0.13 to 0.14 mm
Note:
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and other
problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper.
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Do not load curled or folded paper.
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Ink jet paper, envelopes, glossy film, glossy paper, transparencies and
continuous or single sheet self adhesive sheets are only usable under normal
conditions:
Temperature:
15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F)
Humidity
40 to 60% RH
❑
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film and Self Adhesive Sheets should be
stored under the following conditions:
Temperature:
15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F)
Humidity
20 to 60% RH
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Use of the optional Banner Paper Kit is required for EPSON Banner Paper.
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Single sheets/index cards
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B-R
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A: The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
B: The minimum left margin* is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
*For oversized paper, this margin is 25 mm for A3 landscape,
A2 portrait, US B landscape, and US C portrait.
Move the right edge guide to the right as far as it will go;
then load paper against the right side of the sheet feeder.
The minimum right margin* is 3 mm (0.12 inch).
*For oversized paper, this margin is 50 mm for A3 landscape and A2
portrait, and 62 mm for US B landscape and US C portrait.
Note:
The maximum printable width is 345 mm (13.6 inches).
C: The minimum bottom margin is 14.0 mm (0.54 inch).
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B-R
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A: The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
B: The minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
The minimum right margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
C: The minimum bottom margin is 14.0 mm (0.55 inch).
Note:
Load envelopes flap edge first.
Continuous paper
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A
B
B
A The minimum top and bottom margins above and below the
perforation are 9.0 mm (0.35 inch).
B The minimum left and right margins are 13 mm (0.51 inch).
Note:
The maximum printable width is 345 mm (13.6 inches).
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Ink cartridges
Black ink cartridge (S020108):
Color
Black
Print capacity*
900 pages/A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter
Pattern at 360 dpi)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date (within 6
months after opening package, at 25°C
(77°F))
Temperature
Storage: -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Transit: -30 to 60°C (-22 to 140°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
120 hours at 60°C (140°F)
Freezing:** -16°C (3.2°F)
Dimensions
27.8 mm (W) × 52.7 mm (D) × 38.5 mm (H)
Color ink cartridge (S020089):
Colors
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
Print capacity*
300 pages (A4, 360 dpi, 5% duty each color)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date (within 6
months of opening the package
at 25°C (77°F))
Temperature
Storage: -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Transit: -30 to 60°C (-22 to 140°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
120 hours at 60°C (140°F)
Freezing:** -18°C (-0.4°F)
Dimensions
42.9 mm (W) × 52.7 mm (D) × 38.5 mm (H)
* The print capacity may vary, depending on how often you use the print
head cleaning function.
** It thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 25°C (77°F).
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❑ EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges.
Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to
your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranties.
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Do not use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired.
Mechanical
Paper feed method:
Friction, tractor feeder
Paper path:
Sheet feeder, front entry
Manual feed slot, rear entry
Tractor feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder capacity:
100 sheets at 64 g/m2 (17 lb) paper
70 sheets* of EPSON special paper
50 sheets of transparency film
*For oversized special paper such as Super A3/B
and A2, the sheet feeder capacity is 30 sheets.
Total print volume:
75,000 pages (A3, text only)
Dimensions:
Storage
Width: 666 mm (26.2 inches)
Depth: 333 mm (13.1 inches)
Height: 202 mm (8.0 inches)
Printing
Width: 666 mm (26.2 inches)
Depth: 619 mm (24.4 inches) (maximum)
Height: 202 mm (8.0 inches)
Weight:
15 kg without the ink cartridges
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120V Model
Input voltage range
220−240V Model
103.5 to 132V
198 to 264V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
Power consumption
0.7A
0.4A
Approx. 21W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
Environmental
Temperature:
Operation: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Storage:*1 -20 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
120 hours at 60°C (140°F)
Humidity:
Operation: 20 to 80% RH
Storage:*1*2 5 to 85% RH
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Stored in shipping container
Without condensation
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Safety standards:
U.S. model
UL 1950 with D3, CSA 22.2 950 with D3
European model
EN60950 (TÜV, NEMKO)
EMC:
U.S. model
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
European model
EN 55022 (CISPR Pub. 22) class B
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
AS/NZS 3548 Class B
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Interface Specifications
Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface.
Parallel interface
The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics:
Forward channel
Data format:
8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode
Synchronization:
STROBE pulse
Handshake timing:
BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level:
TTL compatible (IEEE-1284 level 1 device)
Connector:
36-pin 57-30360 Amphenol connector or
equivalent
Pin assignments
The parallel interface connector pin assignments and a description of the
interface signals are shown in the table below.
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Signal
Pin
Return
Pin
1
19
STROBE
IN
STROBE pulse to read data.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DATA 0
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
These signals represent
information in bits 0 to 7 of
parallel data respectively.
Each signal is at HIGH level
when data is logical 1 and
LOW when it is logical 0.
10
28
ACKNLG
OUT
Specifications
Signal
Direction
Description
About a 5-µs pulse. LOW
indicates data has been
received and the printer is
ready to accept more data.
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Pin
Return
Pin
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29
BUSY
OUT
A HIGH signal indicates the
printer can not receive data.
The signal goes HIGH in the
following cases:
1) During data entry
(for each character)
2) During initialization
3) During self test,
demonstration, and
default-setting printing
4) During a printer-error state
12
28
PE
OUT
A HIGH signal indicates the
printer is in a paper-out state
or in an error state.
13
28
SLCT
OUT
Pulled up to +5 V through
1 kΩ resistance
14
30
AUTO
FEED
XT
IN
Not used
15
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NC
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Not used
Signal
Direction
Description
16
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GND
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Logic ground level
17
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CHASSIS
GND
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Printer’s chassis ground,
which is connected to the
logic ground.
18
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Logic H
OUT
Pulled up to +5 V through
3.9 kΩ resistance
19-30
-
GND
-
Twisted-pair return signal
ground level
31
30
INIT
IN
When this signal goes LOW,
the printer controller is reset
to its state when the power is
first turned on and the print
buffer is cleared. This level is
normally HIGH; its pulse width
must be more than 50 µs at
the receiving terminal.
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Pin
Return
Pin
32
29
ERROR
OUT
33
-
GND
-
Same as for Pins 19-30
34
-
NC
-
Not used
35
-
+5 V
OUT
36
30
SLIN
IN
Signal
Direction
Description
This signal level goes LOW
when the printer:
1) Is out of paper
2) Has jammed paper
3) Is in an error state
4) Is out of ink
Pulled up to +5 V through
3.3 KΩ resistance
Not used
Note:
❑ The column heading “Direction” refers to the direction of signal flow as
viewed from the printer.
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❑
“Return” denotes the twisted-pair return to be connected at signal ground
level. For the interface wiring, be sure to use a twisted-pair cable for each
signal and to complete the connection on the return side.
❑
All interface conditions are based on TTL level. Both the rise and fall times of
each signal must be less than 0.2 microseconds.
❑
Data transfer must be carried out by observing the ACKNLG or BUSY
signal. Data transfer to this printer can be carried out only after receipt of
the ACKNLG signal or when the level of the BUSY signal is LOW.
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C
The figure below shows the timing chart for the parallel interface.
BUSY
ACKNLG
DATA
a-3
STROBE
0 µs (Min.)
0.5 µs (Min.)
5 µs (Typ.)
0 µs (Min.)
Transition time (both the rise and the fall) of every signal must be less
than 0.2 µs.
Reverse channel
Transmission mode:
IEEE 1284 nibble mode
Synchronization:
Refer to the IEEE 1284 specification
Handshaking:
Refer to the IEEE 1284 specification
Signal level:
IEEE 1284 level 1 device
Data transmission timing
Refer to the IEEE 1284 specification
Connector:
36-pin 57-30360 Amphenol connector or
equivalent
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Pin assignments
The parallel interface connector pin assignments and a description of the
interface signals are shown in the table below.
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Signal
Pin
Return
Pin
1
19
HostClk
IN
Host clock signal.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DATA 0
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
These signals represent
information in bits 0 to 7
of parallel data
respectively. Each signal
is at HIGH level when
data is logical 1 and
LOW when it is logical 0.
These signals are used to
transfer the 1284
extensibility request
values to the printer.
Signal
Direction
Description
10
28
PtrClk
OUT
Printer clock signal.
11
29
PtrBusy/
DataBit - 3, 7
OUT
Printer busy signal and
reverse channel transfer
data bit 3 or 7.
12
28
AckDataReq/
DataBit - 2, 6
OUT
Acknowledge data
request signal and
reverse channel transfer
data bit 2 or 6.
13
28
Xflag/
DataBit - 1, 5
OUT
X-flag signal and reverse
channel transfer data bit
1 or 5
14
30
HostBusy
IN
15
-
NC
-
Not used
16
-
GND
-
Logic ground level
17
-
CHASSIS
GND
-
Printer’s chassis ground,
which is connected to
the logic ground.
18
-
Logic H
OUT
19-30
-
GND
-
31
30
INIT
IN
Specifications
Host busy signal.
Pulled up to +5 V through
3.9 kΩ resistance
Logic ground level
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Pin
Return
Pin
32
29
DataAvail/
DataBit - 0, 4
OUT
Data available sugnal
and reverse channel
transfer data bit 0 or 4.
33
-
GND
-
Same as for Pins 19-30
34
-
NC
-
Not used
35
-
+5 V
OUT
36
30
1284-Active
IN
Signal
Direction
Description
Pulled up to +5 V through
3.3 KΩ resistance.
1284 active signal.
Note:
The column heading “Direction” refers to the direction of signal flow as
viewed from the printer.
Serial interface
The printer’s built-in serial interface is based on the RS-423 standard. This
interface has the following characteristics:
Standard:
Based on RS-423
Synchronization:
Synchronous
Bit rate:
Max. 1.8 Mbps.
Handshaking:
X-ON/X-OFF, DTR protocol
Word format:
Data bit
8 bits
Parity bit
None
Start bit
1 bit
Stop bit
1 bit
Connector:
8-pin mini-circular connector
Recommended cable:
Apple System Peripheral-8 cable
(Part number M0197)
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Initialization
The printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions) in
these ways:
Hardware initialization
∗ The printer is turned on.
Control panel initialization
∗ Hold down Pause button for five
seconds.
∗ The printer receives an INIT signal from
the parallel interface: pin 31 goes LOW.
Software initialization
∗ Software sends the ESC @ (initialize the
printer) command.
Each kind of initialization has slightly different effects. All three methods
reset the font according to the default settings selected using the control
panel. However, the control panel initialization does not initialize the
printer mechanism, ESC @ does not initialize the printer mechanism, clear
the input data buffer, or clear the user-defined character set.
Note:
When the printer initializes, all lights on the control panel come on for a moment
and they return to their previous status.
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Command List
This section lists the available printer commands by topic. Your printer
works with the following commands.
ESC/P 2 control codes
Selecting EPSON ESC/P 2 printer in your software allows you to use the
most advanced font and graphics handling available. See the ESC/P
Reference Manual for details.
General operation:
ESC@, ESC U, ESC EM
Paper feeding:
CR, FF, LF, ESC 0, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC +
Page format:
ESC ( C, ESC C, ESC C 0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC ( c, ESC N, ESC O
Print position motion:
ESC $, ESC \, ESC ( V, ESC ( v, ESC D, HT, ESC B, ESC J, VT
Font selection:
ESC k, ESC x, ESC X, ESC P, ESC M, ESC g, ESC p, ESC 4, ESC 5, ESC E,
ESC F, ESC !
Font enhancement:
ESC W, DC 4, SO, DC2, SI, ESC w, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T, ESC S, ESC -,
ESC ( -, ESC q
Spacing:
ESC SP, ESC c, ESC ( U
Character handling:
ESC t, ESC ( t, ESC R, ESC %, ESC &, ESC :, ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC ( ^
Bit image:
ESC *
Graphics:
ESC ( G, ESC ., ESC ( e, ESC ( i, ESC ( \, ESC ( s
Color:
ESC r, ESC ( r
Printing mode:
ESC ( K
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IBM XL24E emulation control codes
This printer emulates the IBM Proprinter with the following commands.
For detailed information, see IBM’s X24/X24E reference manual.
General operation:
NUL, DC3, ESC j, BEL, CAN, DC1, ESC Q, ESC [ K, ESC U
Paper feeding:
FF, LF, ESC 5, ESC A, ESC A (AGM*1), ESC 0, ESC 1, ESC 2, ESC 3,
ESC 3 (AGM*1), CR
Page format:
ESC C, ESC X, ESC N, ESC O, ESC 4
Print position motion:
ESC d, ESC R, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J, ESC J (AGM*1)
Font selection:
DC2, ESC P, ESC :, ESC E, ESC F, ESC I
Font enhancement:
DC4, SO, ESC SO, ESC W, ESC [ @, SI, ESC SI, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T,
ESC S, ESC -, ESC _
Spacing:
BS, SP, ESC [ \
Character handling:
ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC [ T, ESC ^, ESC \
Bitimage:
ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, ESC [ g, ESC * (AGM*1)
*1
C-22
Alternate Graphics Mode
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Character Tables
These character tables are selected with the default-setting mode or by
using software commands.
Note:
Most of the tables are the same as the PC437 table for hex codes 00 through 7F
and only the characters for hex codes 80 through FF are shown for that kind of
tables.
PC437 (U.S., Standard Europe)
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PC850 (Multilingual)
PC853 (Turkish)
PC855 (Cyrillic)
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PC857 (Turkish)
PC860 (Portuguese)
PC863 (Canadian-French)
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PC866 (Russian)
PC861 (Icelandic)
PC869 (Greek)
C-26
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Roman 8
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MAZOWIA (Poland)
Code MJK (CSFR)
ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek)
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Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
PC774 (LST 1283:1993)
Estonia (Estonia)
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PC866 LAT. (Latvian)
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C
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hex code 15 in the italic character
table.
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International character sets
You can select one of the following international character sets with the
default-setting mode or the ESC R command. For example, when you
select “Italic France,” the characters in the “France” row on the table
below are used in the italic character table.
The following eight international character sets can be selected with the
default-setting mode or with the ESC R command.
The following seven additional sets can be selected only with the ESC R
command.
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C
To print the characters in the table below, use the ESC ( ^ command.
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The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
AGM (Alternate Graphics Mode)
An option that improves the quality of your printout when using the printer in IBM
X24E emulation mode.
application
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word
processing or financial planning.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding
system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols.
auto line feed
When this feature is selected in the default-setting mode, each carriage-return code
(CR) is automatically followed by a line-feed (LF) code.
banding
The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics. This occurs
when the print head carriage return is misaligned. See also MicroWeave.
bidirectional printing
Printing in which the print heads print in both directions. This increases the speed
of printing.
bit
A binary digit (0 or 1), which is the smallest unit of information used by a printer or
computer.
brightness
The lightness or darkness of an image.
buffer
The portion of the printer’s memory used to store data before printing it.
byte
A unit of information consisting of eight bits.
characters per inch (cpi)
A measure of the size of text characters, sometimes referred to as pitch.
character table
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols that provides you with the characters
used in a particular language.
CMYK
Cyan (blue-green), magenta, yellow, and black. These colored inks are used to
create the subtractive system array of printed colors.
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ColorSync
Macintosh software that is designed to help you get WYSIWIG (what you see is
what you get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your
screen.
control code
Special codes used to control printer functions, such as performing a carriage return
or line feed.
cpi (characters per inch)
A measure of the size of text characters, sometimes referred to as pitch.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or
initialized.
default-setting mode
A feature that allows experienced users to make special settings that they may not
be able to make in their software or the driver.
dithering
A halftoning method in which dots are arranged in an orderly pattern. Dithering
works best for printing images with solid colors, such as charts and graphs. See also
Halftoning.
dot matrix
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by a pattern (matrix)
of individual dots.
dpi
Dots per inch. The dpi measures the resolution. See also resolution.
driver
A software program that sends instructions to a computer peripheral to tell it what
to do. For example, your printer driver accepts print data from your word
processing application and sends instructions to the printer on how to print this
data.
economy printing
Printing in which images are printed with fewer dots to save ink.
emulation
Emulation means using the control codes of another kind of printer. Most users will
never need to make this setting but some experienced users may find this helpful.
Error Diffusion
This halftoning setting smooths out edges by randomly placing dots of varying
colors. This has the opposite effect of the Finest Detail setting.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This system of commands gives
you control of your printer from your computer. It is standard for all EPSON
printers and supported by most application programs for personal computers.
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The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language. Commands in this
language produce laser-like features, such as scalable fonts and enhanced graphics
printing.
Finest Detail
This printer driver setting automatically makes your printed images sharper and
clearer. This has the opposite effect of the Error Diffusion setting. Be aware that this
may increase the time required for printing.
font
A style of type designated by a family name.
grayscale
A scale of shades of gray from black to white. Grayscale is used to represent colors
when printing with black ink only.
halftones
Patterns of black or colored dots used to reproduce an image.
halftoning
A method of using dot patterns to represent an image. Halftoning makes it possible
to produce varying shades of gray using only black dots, or a nearly infinite array
of colors using only a few colors of dots.
hex dump
A troubleshooting feature that helps advanced users find the cause of
communication problems between the printer and the computer. When the printer
is in hex dump mode, it prints each code it receives in hexadecimal notation and
ASCII characters. Also called data dump.
high speed printing
Printing in which images are printed in both directions. This provides faster
printing. This is also called bidirectional printing.
initialization
Returns the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions). This happens every time
you turn on the printer or reset the printer.
ink jet
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by precisely
spraying ink onto paper.
interface
The connection between the computer and a peripheral such as a printer. Generally,
printers have two interfaces, parallel and serial. A parallel interface transmits data
one byte, or eight bits, at a time. A serial interface transmits data one bit at a time.
italic
A typestyle in which the characters slant. This sentence is italicized.
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A control code that advances the paper one line space.
loading position
The position to which the paper is automatically loaded.
IPS
Inches per second. This scale is used to measure the print head speed.
media
Materials upon which data is printed, such as envelopes, plain paper, special paper,
and transparency film.
MicroWeave
Printing in which images are printed in finer increments to reduce the possibility of
banding and to produce laser-like images. See also banding.
monochrome
This means printing with only one color of ink, which is generally black ink.
parallel interface
See interface.
power-on functions
These are special functions, like a self test, that you can do by holding down a
control panel button while turning on the printer.
printable area
The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical size
of the page due to margins.
printer driver
A software program that sends commands for using the features of a particular
printer. Often shortened to “driver.” See also driver.
print head alignment mode
This feature allows you to align the print heads if you can’t use the print head
alignment utility. See also print head alignment.
print head alignment
A maintenance procedure you should perform when the black and color inks on
your printout are misaligned or the printout seems fuzzy.
print server
The print server acts as a post office for all print jobs sent over a network. It receives
the jobs and then distributes them to the assigned printer. It also holds extra print
jobs while the printer is busy. See also print queue.
print queue
If your printer is connected to a network, print jobs that are sent to the printer while
it is busy are stored in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be printed.
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Printing in which the width of the character varies from character to character. For
example, a capital W receives much more space than a lowercase i. The result looks
more like a typeset book than a typewritten draft.
RAM
Random Access Memory. The portion of the printer’s memory used as a buffer and
for storing user-defined characters. All data stored in RAM is lost when the printer
is turned off.
reset
To return a printer to its defaults either by sending a command, an INIT signal, or
by turning the printer off and then back on.
resolution
The number of dots per inch used to represent an image.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A portion of memory that can only be read and cannot be
used for data storage. ROM retains its contents when you turn off the printer.
RGB
Red, green, and blue. These colors, in phosphors irradiated by the computer
monitor’s electron gun, are used to create the additive array of screen colors.
sans serif
A type of font that does not have serifs, or lines crossing the ends of characters to
enhance readability. The entries in the index are printed in a sans serif font, but the
explanations are printed in a font with serifs.
scalable fonts
Fonts that can be enlarged or shrunk. Non-scalable fonts are called bitmap fonts
and they can’t change in size.
Screen Pattern
This setting prints shaded areas as they appear on screen, instead of printing them
as halftones.
self test
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you run the self test, the
printer prints the characters stored in its ROM.
serial interface
See interface.
spool
The process by which the printer driver converts the print data into codes that your
printer understands. This data is then sent to the printer directly or to the print
server.
spool manager
A software program that converts print data into codes that your printer
understands. See also spool.
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status monitor
A software program that allows you to check the printer’s status, such as the
amount of ink remaining before printing.
subtractive colors
Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light and reflect others.
See also CMYK.
unidirectional printing
Printing in which the print head prints in one direction only. Unidirectional
printing is useful for printing graphics because it allows more precise vertical
alignment than bidirectional printing.
user-defined characters
Characters that are defined and stored in the printer by the user. Also called
downloaded characters.
WYSIWIG
What-you-see-is-what-you-get. This term is used to describe printout that looks
exactly like it appears on screen.
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A
Adjust lever, 1-2, 7-20
Advanced setting
Macintosh, 6-2, 6-7, 6-9
Windows, 4-2, 4-5, 4-8. See also
online help
Alignment, print head, 10-40. See
also Utilities
AppleTalk*, 2-32
Automatic setting
Macintosh, 6-2
Windows, 4-2, 4-5
B
Back light film, 1-9, 7-21, 7-25, 7-31.
See also Special paper
Banner paper, 1-9, 3-9, 5-7, 6-20,
7-25, 7-31. See also Special paper
Baud rate, B-5
Bidirectional printing, 8-5. See also
High Speed setting
Brightness, A-2
Brightness setting
Macintosh, 6-13
Windows. See online help
Buttons, 1-3, 8-2–3
C
Cable cover, 2-2, 7-10
Cables. See Interface cables
Canvas Cloth, 1-9, 7-21, 7-25, 7-31.
See also Special paper
Cartridges. See Ink cartridges
Character tables, C-23–33
Chooser*, selecting printer with,
2-29–33
Cleaning
printer, 9-7
print heads, 10-36–39
Coarse Dithering setting
Macintosh, 6-18
Windows. See online help
See also Halftoning settings
Coated paper, 7-21. See also Special
paper
Color, tips on using, A-2–8
Color Adjustment settings
Macintosh, 6-12–13
Windows. See online help
Colorimetric setting*, 6-15
Color slide bars
Macintosh, 6-13
Windows. See online help
ColorSync setting*, 6-8, 6-14
Command list, C-21
Computer requirements, 1-6–7
Connecting the printer
to a Macintosh, 2-22–23
to a PC, 2-12
Consumable products, 1-8–10
Continuous paper, 7-9–19
Contrast setting
Macintosh, 6-13
Windows. See online help
Control panel, 1-3, 8-2
Current Settings display
Macintosh, 6-7
Windows, 4-6
Customer support, 10-44–49
Customizing paper size
Macintosh, 6-21
Windows, 3-9. See also online
help
*Macintosh only
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Macintosh, 6-9–18
Windows, 4-8–9
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow setting
Macintosh, 6-13
Windows. See online help
Error Diffusion setting
Macintosh, 6-18
Windows. See online help
Error indicators, 10-2–4
ESC/P 2 control codes, C-21
F
D
Default settings, 8-4–9
Despooler✝, 4-17–18. See also online
help
Dithering, A-4. See also Halftoning
settings
DOS users, 2-21, 10-41
Driver. See Printer driver
E
Economy setting
Macintosh, 6-8, 6-16
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
See also Print Quality settings
Edge guides, 1-2, 3-3–4, 5-3–4, 7-3–4
7-6–7
Envelopes
loading, 7-27–29
printable area, C-9
specifications, C-5
EPSON Despooler✝, 4-17–18
EPSON Monitor2*, 6-26
Epson Namer*, 2-25, 2-28
EPSON special media, 1-9. See also
Special paper
EPSON Spool Manager✝, 4-17
EPSON Status Monitor
Macintosh, 6-23
Windows, 4-15
EPSON Stylus Printer Driver
Package*, 2-25–26
Error diffusion, A-4
*Macintosh only
✝
Windows only
IN-2
Fine-720 dpi setting
Macintosh, 6-15
Windows. See online help
See also Print Quality settings
Fine Dithering setting
Macintosh, 6-18
Windows. See online help
See also Halftoning settings
Finest Detail setting
Macintosh, 6-17
Windows. See online help
Flip Horizontal*, 6-17
Fonts, built-in, 8-12–13
G
Glossy film, 1-10, 4-13, 6-6, 7-23,
7-25. See also Special paper
Glossy paper, 1-10, 4-14, 6-6,
7-23–24. See also Special paper
H
Head. See Print head
Head Cleaning utility. See Utilities
Halftoning settings
Macintosh, 6-18
Windows. See online help
Handshake timing, B-5, C-14, C-17,
C-19
Help, online, 2-13, 4-19
Hex dump mode, 10-6
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Macintosh, 6-17
Windows. See online help
Hue, A-2
Index
DR, pass 0
Interface
cards, 1-8, 2-23, B-2–5
cables, 1-7
specifications, C-14–19
serial, 2-22–23, 2-29–31, C-19
I
IBM X24 emulation control codes,
C-22
ICM setting✝, 4-7. See also online help
Image resolution and size, A-5
Index cards, 7-22, 7-26
printable area, C-8
specifications, C-5
See also Special paper
Ink cartridges, 1-9
installing, 2-7–11
printing with empty color
cartridge, 9-6
problems with, 10-43
replacing, 9-2–8
specifications, C-10
Ink jet paper, 1-9, 7-21. See also
Special paper
Ink setting
Macintosh, 6-18
Windows. See online help
Ink low, 10-3
Ink out, 10-3
Installing
cable cover, 7-10
DOS programs, 2-21, 10-41
ink cartridges, 2-7–11
interface cards, B-3–4
out put tray, 2-5
paper support, 2-5
Macintosh printer software,
2-24–26
Windows printer software,
2-13–20
L
Lights, 1-5, 10-2–4
Loading paper. See Paper
Loading position, adjusting, 7-8, 7-16
M
Main menu✝, 4-3–4. See also online
help
Maintenance, Chapter 9
Manual feed slot, 7-5
Matching, color, A-2–4
Macintosh, 6-11–15
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Media Type settings
Macintosh, 6-3, 6-16
Windows, 4-10–13. See also
online help
Micro adjust
button, 1-4
feature, 7-8, 7-16–17
MicroWeave setting
Macintosh, 6-16
Windows. See online help
Mode settings
Macintosh, 6-11
Windows. See online help
More Settings dialog box
Macintosh, 6-9
Windows, 4-8. See also online
help
*Macintosh only
✝
Windows only
IN-3
L
Loire-2 Ref.
Rev.c
A5 size
11-11-96
Index
DR, pass 0
N
Network printing
Macintosh, 2-30
Windows 95, 2-17
No Halftoning setting
Macintosh, 6-18
Windows. See online help
See also Halftoning settings
Normal-360 dpi setting
Macintosh, 6-16
Windows. See online help
See also Print Quality settings
Nozzle Check utility
Macintosh, 6-24
Windows, 4-16
O
Online help✝, 2-13, 4-19
Optional interface cards, 1-8, 2-23,
B-2–5
Options, 1-8
Orientation setting
Macintosh, 6-20
Windows. See online help
Output tray, 1-3, 2-5
P
Page Setup dialog box*, 5-7, 6-19
Paper
jam, 10-3, 10-23–24
out, 10-3
specifications, C-4–7
support, 2-2, 2-5
See also Special paper
Paper, matching with Media Type
setting
Macintosh, 6-3–6
Windows, 4-10–13
*Macintosh only
✝
Windows only
IN-4
Paper loading
Macintosh, 5-2–6
Windows, 3-2–6
See also Special Paper
Paper menu✝, 3-8–9, 4-5. See also
online help
Paper Size settings
Macintosh, 6-19–22
Windows, 3-9. See also online
help
Paper Source
Macintosh, 5-7, 6-20
Windows, 3-9. See also online
help
Paper-release lever, 1-2, 3-2, 5-2, 7-6,
7-10
Perceptual setting*, 6-14
Photo quality paper, 1-9, 7-24–25.
See also Special paper
Photo setting
Macintosh, 6-7
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Power Macintosh Extension
Module*, 2-27
Power-on functions, 8-3
Predefined settings
Macintosh, 6-7–8
Windows, 4-6–7. See also online
help
Print
direction, 8-5. See also High
Speed setting
quality, 10-25–32
speed, 10-34–35
Printable Area setting
Macintosh, 6-20
Windows. See online help
Printable area specifications, C-8–9
Print dialog box*, 5-8, 6-3
Loire-2 Ref.
R
Rev.c
A5 size
11-11-96
Printer
cleaning, 9-7
parts, 1-2
stand, 2-4
transporting, 9-8
unpacking, 2-2
Printer driver
DOS, 2-21
Macintosh, 2-24, 6-2–21. See also
Printer software for
Macintosh
Windows, 2-13, 4-2–13. See also
online help and Printer
software for Windows
Printer software for Macintosh
accessing, 5-6, 6-2
Automatic setting, 6-2–6
customized settings, 6-2, 6-9–18
installing, 2-24–26
predefined settings, 6-2, 6-7–8
Printer software for Windows
accessing, 3-7, 4-2–4
Automatic setting, 4-2, 4-5
customized settings, 4-2, 4-8–9
installing, 2-13–20
predefined settings, 4-2, 4-6–7
See also online help
Printer utilities. See Utilities
Print head
alignment, 10-40–42
cleaning, 10-36–39
Printing, basic steps
Macintosh, 5-6–8
Windows, 3-7–9
Printing problems. See
Troubleshooting
Print Quality settings
Macintosh, 6-15–16
Windows. See online help
Index
DR, pass 0
Print settings
DOS, 8-4–13
Macintosh, 6-2–22. See also
Printer software for
Macintosh
Windows, 4-2–13. See also online
help and Printer software for
Windows
Profile setting*, 6-14
Q
Quality vs. Speed slide bar
Macintosh, 6-3
Windows, 4-5. See also online
help
R
Reduce or Enlarge setting*, 6-20
Rendering Intent setting*, 6-14–15
Replacing an ink cartridge. See Ink
cartridges
Resolution
image, A-5–6
printing, C-2
See also Print Quality settings
S
Safety
approvals, C-13
instructions, Chapter 1
Saturation, A-2
Saturation setting
Macintosh, 6-13–14
Windows. See online help
Self adhesive sheets, 1-10, 7-29–31
Self testing, 10-4–6
Sheet feeder, 3-4, 5-4, 7-2–5
Special media, 1-9. See also Special
paper
*Macintosh only
✝
Windows only
IN-5
L
Loire-2 Ref.
Rev.c
A5 size
11-11-96
Index
DR, pass 0
Special paper, 1-9, 7-20–23
loading, 7-24–25
Specifications, C-2–20
electrical, C-12
environmental, C-12
ink cartridges, C-10–11
initialization, C-20
interface, C-14–19
mechanical, C-11
paper, C-4–7
printable area, C-8–9
printing, C-2–3
safety approvals, C-13
Spool Manager✝, 4-17
Status Monitor
Macintosh, 6-23–24
Windows, 4-15
SuperFine-1440 dpi setting
Macintosh, 6-15
Windows. See online help
See also Print Quality settings
System requirements, 1-6–7
T
Tear-off position, adjusting, 7-16–17
Text/Graph setting
Macintosh, 6-8
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Tractor feeder, 1-2, 7-9
Transporting the printer, 9-8
Transparencies, 1-10, 7-20, 7-23, 7-25
Troubleshooting, Chapter 10
ink cartridges, 10-43
interface, 10-33
operation, 10-8–15
paper handling, 10-16–22
power supply, 10-7–8
printing quality, 10-25–32
printer utilities, 10-32–33
*Macintosh only
✝
Windows only
IN-6
U
Unpacking the printer, 2-2
User Defined Paper Size dialog box✝.
See online help
Utilities
Macintosh, 6-22–26
Windows, 4-14–16
Utility menu✝, 4-3–4, 4-14. See also
online help
V
Video/Digital Camera setting
Macintosh, 6-8, 6-13
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
20770 Madrona Ave.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
P.O. Box 2842
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
Torrance, CA 90509-2842
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Phone: (+44) 01442 61144
Fax: (310) 782-5220
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
Zülpicher Straße 6,
68 bis, rue Marjolin
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: (0211) 56030
Phone: 33.1.40.87.37.37
Telex: 8584786
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
70 GIBBES STREET, CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Fax: 2-9903-9177
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
TRADING LTD.
China Resources Bldg.,
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: 2585-4300
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: 2827-7083
Fax: (02) 712-9164
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
Av. de Roma, 18-26
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
MI, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 2-262331
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 2-2440750
Fax: 582. 15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
(Hirooka Office)
R. do Progresso, 471, 1º Perafita
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
399-07 Japan
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
1996 October