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Attaching the Paper Support
Insert the paper support into the slots at the rear of the printer.
Plugging in the Printer
Follow the steps below to plug in your printer.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. It is off when the P power
button protrudes slightly from the surface of the control panel.
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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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 at the back of the printer.
4. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
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Connecting the Printer
If you are connecting the printer to a PC, it is possible to use either the
parallel or USB interface. Macintosh computers must be connected via
the USB interface. Depending upon your geographic location, you may
need to acquire the appropriate cable. See "Options and Consumable
Products" in the Daily Use guide for details.
Note:
In order to connect your PC via the USB interface, your computer must be
equipped with a USB port.
Using the parallel interface for PCs
To connect the printer to a parallel port, you need a shielded, twistedpair parallel cable. Follow the steps below.
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.
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.
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Using the USB interface for PCs and Macintosh
To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard shielded USB
cable. Follow these steps.
1. Make sure that both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Plug the appropriate end of the cable into the USB port at the back
of the printer. (The end that fits the printer has a different shape than
the end that fits the computer.)
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the computer’s USB port.
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Installing the Printer Software
After connecting the printer to your computer, you need to install the
software included on the “Printer Software for EPSON Stylus Photo
2000P” CD-ROM shipped with your printer.
Your printer software includes:
❏ Printer driver and utilities
The printer driver runs, or “drives,” your printer; use it to make
settings such as Print Quality, Media Type, and Paper Size. The
Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, and Print Head Alignment utilities
help you keep your printer in top operating condition. EPSON
Status Monitor 3 (for Windows) or EPSON StatusMonitor (for
Macintosh) notifies you of printer errors and displays printer status
information such as the amount of ink remaining. The Status
Monitor also guides you through the ink replacement process.
❏ Online guides
The online Reference Guide and Color Guide help you learn more about
your printer and color printing.
If you are using the floppy disk version of the software, make a backup
copy of the EPSON printer software disk before you begin installation.
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.
Installing in Windows
Follow these steps to install your printer software.
1. Make sure that your printer is off.
2. Turn on your computer and start Windows. If the New Hardware
Found screen or any other wizard appears, click Cancel.
3. Insert the printer software CD shipped with your printer in the CDROM drive. The Installer dialog box appears. (For floppy disk users,
insert the disk in a disk drive and double-click the My Computer
icon, then the floppy disk drive icon, and then Setup.exe.)
Copyright© 2000 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan.
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4. Choose Install Printer Driver/Utility, then click
. Click OK in the
dialog box that appears to start the printer software installation.
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5. Follow the on-screen instructions to turn on your printer.
For Windows 98 users, the printer port configuration starts
automatically.
For printers connected via USB cable, the USB device driver
installation starts automatically at this point. If a message appears
asking you to restart your computer, follow this instruction.
6. After turning on the printer, the Setup utility opens automatically.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the ink cartridges, check
the print head nozzles, and clean the print head. When a message
appears informing you that the setup is complete, click OK.
Note:
If the Setup utility does not start, go to step
using the printer’s control panel.
to install the ink cartridges
7. When a message appears informing you that the installation is
complete, click OK.
Note:
If an error message appears, either the printer driver or the EPSON USB
printer device driver is not installed correctly. See "Troubleshooting" in
the Daily Use guide for instructions.
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Ensuring that the USB driver is installed correctly in Windows
Follow the directions below to confirm that the USB driver is installed
correctly.
1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Printers. Make
sure that the icon for your printer appears in the Printers folder.
2. Click the icon for your printer, then click Properties on the File
menu.
3. Click the Details tab and make sure that EPUSBx: (EPSON Stylus
Photo 2000P) is displayed in the Print to the following port list box.
Note:
If the correct port is not displayed, refer to the "Troubleshooting" section
of the Daily Use guide or the Online Guide.
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Installing in Macintosh
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software.
Follow these steps to install your printer software.
1. Turn on your Macintosh and insert the software CD in the CD-ROM
drive. The EPSON printer software disk opens automatically.
2. If a single Installer icon appears, double-click the icon. If separate
folders containing installer icons for several languages appear,
double-click the folder for your preferred language, then doubleclick the Installer icon inside it.
3. At the initial screen, click Continue. The following dialog box
appears.
4. To install the printer software included on your printer software
CD-ROM, make sure the Install Location box displays the correct
disk drive, then click Install.
5. When a message appears informing you that the installation is
complete, click Restart to restart your computer.
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Selecting your printer in the Chooser for Macintosh
After you have installed the printer software on your Macintosh, you
need to open the Chooser and select your printer. You must select a
printer 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.
1. Choose Chooser from the Apple menu. Then click your printer's
icon and the port your printer is connected to.
2. Select the appropriate 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. In order to use the EPSON
Monitor3 utility to manage print jobs, background printing must be
turned on.
3. Close the Chooser.
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Installing the Ink Cartridges
This printer uses ink cartridges equipped with IC chips. The IC chip
accurately monitors the amount of ink used by each cartridge, so even
if a cartridge is removed and inserted again, all of its ink can be used.
However, a small amount of black and color ink is consumed each time
the cartridge is inserted because the printer automatically checks
reliability.
Be sure to use the ink cartridges packed with your printer the first time
you install ink cartridges.
Using the Setup utility for Windows
If you have Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 installed on your computer, the
Setup utility should open automatically when the printer software
installation is complete.
Macintosh users, please refer to the following section.
Using the printer’s control panel for PCs and Macintosh
If you are a Macintosh user, or are unable to access the Setup utility in
Windows, use the printer’s control panel to install the ink cartridges.
Note:
Do not open the ink cartridge packages until just before you install them. If you
leave a cartridge unpacked for a long time before using it, normal printing may
not be possible.
Install the ink cartridges as follows:
1. Lower the output tray, then open the printer cover.
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Turn on the printer by pressing the P power button.
The print head moves left to the ink cartridge installation position.
The P power light flashes and the B and A ink out lights come on.
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3. Push back the release tabs and lift up the ink cartridge clamps.
4. Open the ink cartridge packages. Next, remove only the yellow tape
seals from each cartridge.
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❏ You must remove the yellow tape seals from the cartridges
before installing them; otherwise, the cartridges will become
unusable and you will be unable to print.
❏ If you have installed an ink cartridge without removing the
yellow tape seal, you must remove the cartridge and install a
new one. Prepare the new cartridge by removing the yellow tape
seal, then install it in the printer.
❏ Do not remove the EPSON label from the cartridges; otherwise,
the cartridges may become clogged and unable to print.
❏ Do not remove the tape seals from the bottom of the cartridges;
otherwise, ink will leak.
❏ Do not remove the green IC chip from the side of the cartridge.
If you install ink cartridges without an IC chip, the printer may
be damaged.
❏ Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge.
Doing so may prevent normal operation and printing.
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Do not touch this part.
5. Align the tabs on each ink cartridge so that they are resting on the
tabs protruding from the base of the opened ink cartridge clamps.
Do not apply excessive force to the cartridges.
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Make sure the ink cartridge tabs are not under the tabs protruding
from the base of the opened ink cartridge clamps, as this could
damage the clamps.
Note:
Install both ink cartridges. If either of the cartridges is not installed, the
printer will not work.
6. Press the ink cartridge clamps down until they lock in place.
7. Press the orange ink cartridge replacement button. The print head
moves and the printer begins charging the ink delivery system. This
process takes about two and a half minutes.
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Always press the orange ink cartridge replacement button to move
the print head. Do not move it by hand. Doing so may damage the
printer.
While the ink is charging, the P power light flashes and the printer
produces a variety of mechanical sounds. These sounds are normal.
When the ink delivery system has been charged, the print head
returns to the home (far right) position and the P power light comes
on.
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8. Close the printer cover.
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Checking the Printer
Before printing your first page, you need to make sure the printer is
working correctly by printing a nozzle check page and, if necessary,
cleaning the print head.
Loading paper
Follow these steps to load plain paper in the printer.
1. Lower the output tray and slide out the extension. Next, slide the
left edge guide so that the distance between the edge guides is
slightly wider than the width of your paper.
edge guide
output tray
2. Fan a stack of paper, then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.
3. Load the stack of paper with the printable side up and the right edge
of the paper resting against the right side of the sheet feeder. Then
slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper.
printable
side up
Note:
❏ Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first.
❏ Make sure the paper stack fits under the arrow mark inside the edge
guide.
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Checking the print head nozzles
Make sure that the printer is turned off. Hold down the E load/eject
button (➀ in the illustration below) and press the P power button (➁ in
the illustration below) to turn on the printer. Then release both buttons.
Here are sample printouts.
Print head is clean
Print head needs to be cleaned
segments are missing
If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily (for example, if any
segment of the printed lines is missing), then you should clean the print
head as explained below. If the printout is satisfactory, you are ready to
print your first page. See “Printing Your First Page” for instructions.
Cleaning the print head
Follow the steps below to clean the print head.
1. Make sure that the P power light is on and that both the B black and
A color ink out lights are off.
2. Hold down the
T cleaning button for three seconds.
The printer starts cleaning the print head and the P power light
begins flashing. Print head cleaning takes about sixty seconds to
complete.
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Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing.
Doing so may damage the printer.
3. When the P power light stops flashing, print a nozzle check pattern
to confirm that the head is clean and to reset the cleaning cycle.
If print quality hasn’t improved after repeating the nozzle checking and
cleaning procedures four or five times, contact your dealer.
Printing Your First Page
After making sure your printer is operating correctly, you are ready to
print your first page. To familiarize yourself with the printer software,
we recommend printing one of the sample files provided with your
printer software. To print a sample file, or your own document, doubleclick the file or open it in the appropriate application, make the Paper
Size and Media Type settings, then print the document. For details on
printing from an application, see the software manual for that
application.