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Setup Guide
❏ Read this first to set up and begin using your EPSON Stylus
Scan. This guide also includes information on installing the
EPSON Stylus Scan software.
Daily Use guide
❏ Refer to this for information on daily operation. This guide
also contains troubleshooting tips and information on
contacting customer support.
Reference Guide (on the CD-ROM)
The Reference Guide included on the CD-ROM offers easy-toaccess information about all aspects of the EPSON Stylus Scan. It
contains information on the following:
❏ Using the printer, scanner, and copier functions
❏ Using the software
❏ Working with special paper and other media
❏ Performing maintenance
❏ Troubleshooting
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Contents
Chapter 1 EPSON Stylus Scan Parts and Functions
Stylus Scan Parts and Control Panel Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Chapter 2 Safety Instructions
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
A Few Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
When using the Stylus Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
When handling the ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
When choosing a place for the Stylus Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Chapter 3 Loading the Paper
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Loading Plain Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Loading Special Paper and Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
About special media cleaning sheets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Loading Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Using EPSON Photo Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Loading Photo Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Removing the perforated margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Storing EPSON Photo Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Chapter 4 Using the Printer Software for Windows
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Getting more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
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Accessing the printer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Media Type setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Automatic setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Photo Enhance mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Custom mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previewing your printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying the printout style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Paper menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fitting your document to the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing two or four pages on one sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a watermark on your document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Head Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer and Option Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed & Progress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing help from your application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing help from the Start menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Increasing the Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the High Speed Copies feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 Checking Printer Status and Managing Print Jobs for
Windows
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the EPSON Spool Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6 Using the Printer Software for Macintosh
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Making the Media Type setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Using the Automatic mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Using the Photo Enhance mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Using the Custom settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Using the Advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Changing the page setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Defining a custom paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Modifying the Page Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Fitting your document to the paper size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Printing two or four pages on one sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Printing posters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Printing a watermark on your document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Setting the Print Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
Previewing your Printout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
Saving Print Data in Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-22
Using the Printer Utilities for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Head Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Print Head Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-25
Chapter 7 Checking Printer Status and Managing the Print Jobs
for Macintosh
Using the EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Making Configuration settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Using EPSON Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Accessing EPSON Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Managing print jobs with EPSON Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Changing the priority of print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
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Chapter 8 Scanning
Loading the Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Loading normal media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Loading thin or fragile media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Scanning Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Using EPSON SMART PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Scanning from software applications using EPSON TWAIN8-10
Chapter 9 Copying
Loading the Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the EPSON SMART PANEL Copy Utility . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Copy utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making copy settings in the Copy utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Stylus Scan’s Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the magnification setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the copy mode setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the paper size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying using the control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 10 Replacing Ink Cartridges
Replacing Empty Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing an Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 11 Maintenance
Checking the Print Head Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Nozzle Check utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the control panel buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Head Cleaning utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the control panel buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-10
Calibrating Your Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-11
Cleaning the EPSON Stylus Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13
Transporting the EPSON Stylus Scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-14
Chapter 12 Troubleshooting
Diagnosing the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Error indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-4
Running a printer operation check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-4
Printing and Copying Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6
Print and copy quality could be better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7
The Stylus Scan does not print or copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-10
Paper does not feed correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-12
Printout is not what you expected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14
Banding appears at the top of the printout when you copy a letter-size document using the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
Scanning Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
Scanner does not work properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
Something is missing or incorrect in the scanned image . . 12-18
Scanned quality is poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-20
Paper does not feed into or eject from the Stylus Scan properly
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Scanning is slow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-21
Where to Get Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22
Chapter 13 Options and Consumable Products
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
Appendix A Tips for Color Printing
Basics of Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Image Resolution and Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
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Guidelines for Using Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Appendix B Product Specifications
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialization Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional USB Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Macintosh computers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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EPSON Stylus Scan Parts and Functions
Stylus Scan Parts and Control Panel Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
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Stylus Scan Parts and Control Panel Functions
document support
paper support
paper feeder
paper edge guide
top cover
document edge
guides
front cover
output tray
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Control Panel
The control panel consists of buttons and indicator lights, and
gives you access to several features. Match the icons on the control
panel with those in the chart below.
selector lights
reduce/enlarge
light
reduce/enlarge
button
copy mode button
Buttons
Button
Function
P
Turns the Stylus Scan on and off.
power
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Loads paper into or ejects paper from the paper
feeder if pressed and released quickly. If the print
head is in the ink cartridge change position, it returns
to the home position.
Moves the print head to the ink cartridge change
position if pressed and held for three seconds.
Prints a status and pattern sheet when pressed and
held while turning the power on.
R
cleaning
Returns the print head to its home position after ink
cartridge replacement.
Cleans the print head when pressed and held for three
seconds when the B black or A color ink out light is off.
Moves the print head to the ink cartridge replacement
position if pressed for three seconds while the B black
or A color ink out light is flashing or on, or if a cartridge
is missing.
y
stop/clear
x
Ejects the original document from the document
feeder if pressed before copying.
Cancels copying and ejects the original document if
pressed while copying is in progress.
Starts copying.
copy
copy mode
Enables copy mode selection if pressed while the
reduce/enlarge light is on. The selector light for the
currently selected copy mode comes on.
Changes the copy setting if pressed while the reduce/
enlarge light is off. You can choose between B/W,
Grayscale, and Color copy settings.
reduce/
enlarge
Changes the copy magnification.
Allows the selection of a magnification rate If pressed
while the reduce/enlarge light is off. The reduce/
enlarge light and the selector light for the currently
selected magnification rate come on.
Changes the magnification setting if pressed while the
reduce/enlarge light is on. You can choose between
the following magnification rates: 70%, 93%,100%, and
141%.
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Lights
Light
Description
P
On when the Stylus Scan is on and ready to print, copy,
or scan.
power
Flashing when the Stylus Scan is receiving data,
printing, scanning, copying, warming up, or in ink
cartridge replacement mode.
S
On when the Stylus Scan is out of paper for printing or
copying. Load paper into the paper feeder, then press
the E load/eject button to resume printing or copying.
paper out
Flashing when the paper is jammed in the paper
feeder. Remove all paper from the paper feeder, then
reload the paper. If the light continues to flash, turn off
the Stylus Scan and gently pull all of the paper out of
the paper path.
B
Flashing when the black ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Obtain a new black ink cartridge.
black ink
out
On when the black ink cartridge is empty. Replace the
black ink cartridge (S020189).
A
Flashing when the color ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Obtain a new color ink cartridge.
color ink
out
On when color ink cartridge is empty. Replace the
color ink cartridge. (S020191).
reduce/
enlarge
On when the selector lights are indicating the currently
selected magnification rate.
Off when the Selector lights are indicating the
currently selected copy mode.
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When the reduce/enlarge light is off, these lights
indicate the current copy setting.
Top: On when Color is the copy setting.
Middle: On when Grayscale is the copy setting.
Bottom: On when B/W is the copy setting.
When the reduce/enlarge light is on, these lights
indicate the current magnification setting.
All: Off when 100% is the magnification setting.
Top: On when 141% is the magnification setting.
Middle: On when 93% is the magnification setting.
Bottom: On when 70% is the magnification setting.
j
Scan/Copy
Error
On when there is paper is jammed in the document
feeder, or when another scan or copy error has
occurred.
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Safety Instructions
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
A Few Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
When using the Stylus Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
When handling the ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
When choosing a place for the Stylus Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
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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 392-8502 Japan
Representative:
Address:
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183
AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name:
Model:
Multi Function Printer
C120A
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
Directive 73/23/EEC:
EN 60950
June 1999
H. Horiuchi
President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.
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Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before using your EPSON Stylus
Scan. Also be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked
on the Stylus Scan.
❏ Unplug the Stylus Scan before cleaning. Clean with a damp
cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the Stylus Scan.
❏ Do not place the Stylus Scan on an unstable surface, or near a
radiator or heat source.
❏ Do not block or cover the openings in the Stylus Scan’s
cabinet. Do not insert objects through the slots.
❏ Take care not to spill liquid on the Stylus Scan.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the Stylus
Scan’s label.
❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets.
Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as air control systems,
or other devices that consume large amounts of electricity and
regularly switch on and off.
❏ Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers.
❏ Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources
of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers and the
base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
❏ If you use an extension cord with the Stylus Scan, make sure
the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the
extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also,
make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into
the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
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❏ Do not attempt to service the EPSON Stylus Scan yourself.
❏ Unplug the Stylus Scan and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the
Stylus Scan; the Stylus Scan has been dropped or the cabinet
damaged; the Stylus Scan does not operate normally or
exhibits a distinct change in performance.
❏ If you are using the Stylus Scan in Germany, observe the
following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and overcurrent protection for this Stylus Scan, 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
When using the Stylus Scan
❏ Do not put your hand inside the Stylus Scan or touch the print
head during operation.
❏ Do not move the print head by hand. Doing so may damage
the EPSON Stylus Scan.
❏ Always turn of the Stylus Scan using the P power button.
When this button is pressed, the P power light flashes briefly
and then goes off. Do not unplug the Stylus Scan or turn off
the power to the outlet until the P power light stops flashing.
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❏ Before transporting the Stylus Scan, make sure the print head
is in the home (far right) position and the ink cartridges are
in place.
When handling the ink cartridges
❏ Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow
children to drink from or otherwise handle the cartridges.
❏ If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it
gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
❏ Do not shake the ink cartridges; this can cause leakage.
❏ 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.
❏ Once you install an ink cartridge, do not open the clamp or
remove the cartridge except to replace it with a new one.
Otherwise, the cartridge may become unusable.
❏ 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.
❏ Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. Doing
so may damage the print head.
When choosing a place for the Stylus Scan
❏ Place the EPSON Stylus Scan on a flat, stable surface that
extends beyond the Stylus Scan base in all directions. The
Stylus Scan will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an
angle.
❏ Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and
humidity. Also, keep the Stylus Scan away from direct
sunlight, strong light, and heat sources.
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❏ Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
❏ Leave enough room around the Stylus Scan to allow for
sufficient ventilation.
❏ Place the Stylus Scan 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.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
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.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your
Stylus Scan.
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Chapter 3
Loading the Paper
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Loading Plain Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Loading Special Paper and Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
About special media cleaning sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Loading Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Using EPSON Photo Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Loading Photo Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Removing the perforated margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Storing EPSON Photo Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
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Loading Paper
This chapter explains how to load paper and other media into the
paper feeder for printing and copying, and describes proper
handling of these media. For information on feeding documents
into the document feeder, see chapters 8 and 9.
Loading Plain Paper
Follow these steps to load plain paper into the Stylus Scan for
printing or copying.
1. Lower the output tray and slide out the extension. Next, slide
the left paper edge guide so that the distance between the edge
guides is slightly wider than the width of your paper.
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 edge guide of
the paper feeder. Then slide the left edge guide against the
left edge of the paper.
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Note:
❏ Always load plain paper into the paper feeder short edge first.
❏ Make sure the paper stack fits under the arrow mark inside the
edge guide.
❏ Remove any documents from the document feeder before
printing using the paper feeder.
Loading Special Paper and Other Media
You can achieve good results with most plain bond paper.
However, coated paper and glossy film result in higher quality
printouts because these media absorb smaller amounts of ink.
You can print on a wide variety of special media, including ink
jet paper, photo quality glossy film, photo paper, transparencies,
index cards, and adhesive sheets.
EPSON distributes special media that are formulated for the ink
used in EPSON ink jet devices. It is recommended that you use
these media to ensure high-quality results. See “EPSON special
media” on page 13-3 for a complete list of these products.
When loading special media distributed by EPSON, read the
instructions included with the media and keep the following
points in mind.
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❏ Make sure the printable side of the paper is facing up when
loading media into the paper feeder. See the instruction sheets
packed with the media to determine which side is the
printable surface. Some media have cut corners to help
identify the correct loading direction, as shown in the
illustration.
cut corner
printable
side up
Note:
If you extend the printable area by selecting the Maximum setting
in the printer driver, the cut corner on special paper may mar your
printout.
❏ Make sure the paper stack fits under the arrow mark located
on the inside surface of the left edge guide.
❏ Remove any documents from the document feeder before
printing using the paper feeder.
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❏ The loading capacity for EPSON special media is explained
below.
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper and
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards,
Ink Jet Note Cards, and Ink
Jet Greeting Cards
Up to 30 index cards. Always place the
included support sheet* under the cards.
Ink Jet Transparencies
Up to 30 transparencies. Always put a sheet
of plain paper under the stack of
transparencies.
Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets
One sheet at a time.
Photo Paper
Up to 20 sheets of 4 × 6 inch Photo Paper.
Always put a support sheet* under the
stack of Photo Paper.
For 200 × 300 mm Photo Paper, you can
only load one sheet at a time.
Photo Stickers 16 and
Photo Stickers 4
One sheet at a time. Always put the
included Support Sheets* A and B under the
stack of Photo Stickers.
Panoramic Photo Paper
and Iron-On Cool Peel
Transfer Paper
One sheet at a time.
Matte Paper-Heavyweight
Up to 20 sheets.
Always put a support sheet* under the
stack of Matte Paper-Heavyweight.
* Be careful not to print on support sheets loaded under special media.
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❏ If the paper is curled, make sure to flatten it or curl it slightly
toward the opposite side before loading. Printing on curled
paper may smear your printout, especially when printing
with Maximum selected as the Printable Area setting.
❏ If ink smears on your documents when printing on thick
media, move the adjust lever to the “+” position. To change
the setting, open the front cover and position the lever as
shown in the illustration.
Note:
❏ Return the adjust lever to the “0” position before printing or
copying using media of normal thickness. Leaving the lever in
the “+” position may cause gaps in the printed image.
❏ When the adjust lever is in the “+” position, make sure the High
Speed setting in the printer driver’s Advanced dialog box is off.
To turn this option off, you may also need to change the Print
Quality setting.
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About special media cleaning sheets
Cleaning sheets packaged with EPSON special media should not
be used with the Stylus Scan. The cleaning function performed by
these sheets is not needed, and the sheets could jam in the Stylus
Scan.
Loading Envelopes
When printing on envelopes, please note the following:
❏ You can load up to ten envelopes at a time into the paper
feeder.
Note:
The folding quality and thickness of envelopes vary widely. If the
total thickness of the stack of envelopes exceeds ten millimeters, press
the stack flat before loading.
❏ Set the adjust lever to the “+” position. To do this, open the
front cover and reposition the lever.
Note:
❏ Return the adjust lever to the “0” position before printing or
copying using media of normal thickness. Leaving the lever in
the “+” position may cause gaps in the printed image.
❏ When the adjust lever is in the “+” position, make sure the High
Speed setting in the printer driver’s Advanced dialog box is off.
To turn this option off, you may also need to change the Print
Quality setting.
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❏ Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down, as
shown below.
Available envelopes
sizes are:
No.10, DL, C6
❏ Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded. Make sure to
flatten the envelope flaps before loading. Also avoid using
envelopes that are too thin; they may curl during printing.
❏ Select Plain Paper as the Media Type setting on the printer
driver.
Using EPSON Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Paper (S041134, S041254) is perforated around the
margins so you can trim your printed images to look like 4 × 6
inch (102 × 152 mm) or 200 × 300 mm photographs.
Loading Photo Paper
Note the following when loading EPSON Photo Paper:
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❏ Load the paper printable side up with the perforated margins
positioned as shown below.
loading position
❏ Use flat, undamaged paper. If the paper or the support sheet
is curled, flatten it before loading to avoid paper feeding
problems.
❏ Always place the included support sheet under the stack of
Photo Paper, but do not print on it.
❏ You can load up to 20 sheets of 4 × 6 inch Photo Paper or one
sheet of 200 × 300 mm Photo Paper into the paper feeder.
❏ Cut or tear the paper at the perforation only after printing.
❏ Select Photo Paper as the Media Type setting, and Photo
Paper 4 × 6 in or Photo Paper 200 × 300 mm as the Paper
Size setting in your printer driver.
Removing the perforated margins
Note the following when removing the perforated margins:
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❏ To remove the perforated margins, fold the paper back and
forth a few times along the perforations, then carefully tear
the margins off.
❏ You can also remove the margins by cutting along the
perforations.
Note:
Keep in mind that the edges of your image might be cut off when you
remove the perforated margins. See the illustration below.
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4 x 6 inch
17 mm (0.67 in.)
trimmed size
6 mm (0.24 in.)
printed image size
3 mm (0.12 in.)
3 mm
6 mm
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200 x 300 mm
19 mm (0.75 in.)
trim size
8 mm (0.31 in.)
printed image size
5 mm (0.21 in.)
19 mm
5 mm
(0.21 In.) (0.75 In.)
Storing EPSON Photo Paper
Keep the following points in mind when storing Photo Paper.
❏ Return unused paper to the original package as soon as you
finish printing, and avoid storing it in places exposed to high
temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
❏ EPSON recommends storing your printouts in a resealable
plastic bag and keeping them away from high temperatures,
high humidity, and direct sunlight.
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Using the Printer Software for Windows
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Getting more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Accessing the printer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Making the Media Type setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using the Automatic setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Using the Photo Enhance mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Using the Custom mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Using the Advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Previewing your printout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Modifying the printout style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Using the Paper menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Fitting your document to the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Printing two or four pages on one sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Printing posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Printing a watermark on your document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Using the Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Nozzle Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Head Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Print Head Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Printer and Option Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Speed & Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Accessing help from your application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Accessing help from the Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Increasing the Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
General tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Using the High Speed Copies feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
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Printer Software Introduction
The printer driver controls the Stylus Scan's print functions. This
software lets you choose from a wide variety of settings to get the
best results when printing. It also includes utilities that help you
to check your Stylus Scan and to perform maintenance tasks.
Getting more information
For information on using the printer driver, see “Making Changes
to Printer Driver Settings” on page 4-3.
For information on using the printer utilities, see “Using the
Printer Utilities” on page 4-20.
Note:
The specific features available in the printer software vary depending on
the version of Windows you are using.
Online help provides more information about the printer
software. See “Getting Information Through Online Help” on
page 4-26 for instructions on accessing help.
Accessing the printer software
You can access the printer software from most Windows
applications, or from the Windows Start menu.
When you access the printer software from a Windows
application, the settings you make apply only to the application
you are using.
When you access the printer software from the Start menu, the
settings you make apply to all of your Windows applications.
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From Windows applications
Follow the directions below to access your printer software from
your Windows application.
1. From the File menu, click Print or Page Setup.
2. In the dialog box that appears, click Printer, Setup, Options,
or Properties. (Depending on your application, you may need
to click a combination of these buttons.) The printer driver
opens.
From the Windows Start menu
Follow the directions below to access your printer software from
the Windows Start menu.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers.
2. Select EPSON Stylus Scan 2000, then click Properties on the
File menu. The printer driver opens.
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings
The printer driver provides the following menus and settings.
Main
Media Type, Ink, Mode
Paper
Paper Size, Copies, Orientation, Printable Area
Layout
Reduce/Enlarge, Multi-Page, Watermark
The Mode settings on the Main menu are arranged to give you
four levels of control over the printer driver, as explained below.
Automatic
This mode provides the quickest and
easiest way to start printing. See “Using
the Automatic setting” on page 4-7.
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PhotoEnhance
This mode lets you choose from a variety
of image-correction settings specially
designed for photos. See “Using the Photo
Enhance mode” on page 4-8.
Custom
This mode lets you choose from a list of
ready-made or personalized settings
suited to the kind of document you want
to print. When Custom is selected, the
Advanced button is enabled, allowing
you to access the Advanced dialog box.
See “Using the Custom mode” on page
4-8.
Advanced
This button opens the Advanced dialog
box, where you can to make detailed
settings to fit your individual needs. From
the Advanced dialog box, you can add
your personalized settings to the Custom
Settings list. See “Using the Advanced
settings” on page 4-9.
In addition to making comprehensive Mode settings that affect
overall print quality, you can also modify individual aspects of
your printout using the Paper and Layout menus. See “Modifying
the printout style” on page 4-14.
Making the Media Type setting
The Media Type setting determines what other settings are
available, so you should always make this setting first.
On the Main menu, select the Media Type setting that matches
the paper you loaded into the paper feeder. To find out what
Media Type you are using, find your paper in the list below, and
refer to the corresponding Media Type setting (shown in bold).
For some kinds of paper, there are several Media Type settings to
choose from.
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Plain Paper
Plain paper
Envelopes
EPSON Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper (A4)
S041214
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
S041059
S041025
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
S041060
S041028
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4)
S041154
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter)
S041153
S041155
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
S041061
S041026
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
S041062
S041029
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)
S041067
S041048
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (A6)
S041054
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (5 × 8”)
S041121
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (8 × 10”)
S041122
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets (A4)
S041106
EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes)
S041147
EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 × 8” (with envelopes)
S041148
EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 × 10” (with envelopes)
S041149
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Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Paper (A4)
S041140
EPSON Photo Paper (Letter)
S041141
EPSON Photo Paper (4 × 6”)
S041134
EPSON Photo Paper (100 × 150 mm)
S041255
EPSON Photo Paper (200 × 300 mm)
S041254
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 × 594 mm)
S041145
EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4)
S041177
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
S041071
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
S041072
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
S041107
EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6)
S041144
EPSON Photo Stickers 4 (A6)
S041176
Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)
S041063
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
S041064
Matte Paper-Heavyweight
EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (A4)
S041256
S041258
S041259
EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (Letter)
S041257
Note:
The availability of special media varies by location.
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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 of the detailed settings
based on the current Media Type and Ink settings. To make the
Ink setting, click Color to print in color, or Black to print in blackand-white or grayscale. To make the Media Type setting, see
“Making the Media Type setting” on page 4-4.
Note:
❏ Depending on the media selected in the Media Type list (while
Automatic is selected), a slider appears under the Custom radio
button that lets you choose Quality or Speed. Select Quality
when print quality is more important than speed.
❏ Most Windows applications feature paper size and page layout
settings that override similar settings in the printer driver.
However, if your application does not have these settings, verify the
settings on the Paper menu of the printer driver.
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Using the Photo Enhance mode
The PhotoEnhance mode provides a variety of image-correction
settings that you can apply to your photo images before printing.
PhotoEnhance does not affect your original data.
Note:
❏ This mode is only available when you are printing in color.
❏ Printing with Photo Enhance selected may increase the time
required for printing, depending on your computer system and the
amount of data contained in your image.
You can select from the settings in the table below.
Standard
This setting provides standard image correction for
most photos. Try this first.
People
This setting is best for photos of people.
Nature
This setting is best for outdoor scenery such as
mountains, sky, and oceans.
Soft Focus
This setting makes your photos look as if they were
taken with a soft-focus lens.
Sepia
This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos.
Selecting PhotoEnhance also enables the Digital Camera
Correction check box. Select this check box when you are
printing photos taken with a digital camera to give your printed
images the smooth, natural appearance of photographs taken
with a film camera.
Using the Custom mode
The Custom mode offers ready-made settings designed for
printing different types of data, such as text, graphs, charts, and
digital camera images, and for applying a color-matching
method. You can also create and save your own custom settings.
See “Using the Advanced settings” on page 4-9 for details.
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You can select from the following ready-made settings.
Text/Graph
This setting is good for printing
presentation documents such as graphs
and charts.
Economy
This setting is best for printing drafts of text
ICM
This setting automatically adjusts printout
colors to match colors on your screen.
ICM stands for Image Color Matching.
sRGB
This setting is best for color matching with
other sRGB devices.
Follow the steps below to select a Custom setting.
1. Select Custom as the Mode setting on the Main menu.
2. Click anywhere in the list box to open it, then select the most
appropriate setting for the type of document or image you
wish to print.
3. When you select a Custom setting, other settings such as Print
Quality, Halftoning, and Color Adjustment are made
automatically. Changes to these settings are reflected in the
display on the left side of the Main menu.
4. Before printing, be sure to verify the Media Type and Ink
settings, as they may be affected by the Custom setting you
select. See “Making the Media Type setting” on page 4-4.
Using the Advanced settings
The settings in the Advanced dialog box give you complete
control over your printing environment. Use these settings to
experiment with new printing ideas, or to fine-tune a range of
print settings to meet your individual needs. Once you are
satisfied with your new settings, you can give them a name and
add them to the Custom settings list on the Main menu.
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Making Advanced settings
Follow the instructions below to make Advanced settings.
1. Select Custom as the Mode setting on the Main menu and
then click Advanced. The following dialog box appears.
2. Select the Media Type you loaded in the Stylus Scan. For
details, see “Making the Media Type setting” on page 4-4.
3. Choose Color or Black in the Ink setting.
4. Specify a Print Quality setting.
5. Make other settings as necessary. For details, see online help.
Note:
❏ The PhotoEnhance feature under the Color Management only
affects images, not text or graphs. For example, if
Monochrome is selected from the Tone list (enabled when
PhotoEnhance is selected), only the images in a document
will be printed in monochrome. Any colored text or graphs in
the same document will be printed in color.
❏ Some settings may be unavailable depending on the Media
Type, Ink, and Print Quality settings you make.
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6. Click OK to apply your settings and return to the Main menu.
If you want to return to the Main menu without applying your
settings, click Cancel. To save your Advanced settings, see
the next section.
Saving and deleting your settings
To save your Advanced settings in the Custom Settings list, click
Save Settings in the Advanced dialog box. The Custom Settings
dialog box appears.
Type a unique name for your settings in the Name box, then click
Save. Your Advanced settings will be added to the Custom
Settings list.
Note:
❏ You cannot apply the names of settings provided by EPSON to your
custom settings.
❏ You cannot delete the ready-made settings from the Custom Settings
list.
To delete a setting from the Custom Settings list, select the setting
name in the Custom Settings dialog box and click Delete.
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Using your saved settings
To select your settings, click the Custom button on the Main
menu, then select your setting in the Custom Settings list, located
to the right of the Custom button.
If you change the Media Type or Ink settings when one of your
customized settings is selected in the Custom Settings list, the
selection shown in the list returns to Custom Settings. The
customized setting that was previously selected is not affected by
the change. To return to your customized setting, simply reselect
it in the list.
Previewing your printout
To see a preview of your document before printing it, select the
Print Preview check box on the Main menu. When you print your
document, the Print Preview window appears:
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The Preview dialog box contains several icon buttons you can use
to perform the following functions.
Zoom
This option enlarges the size of the
previewed page by a factor of 2.
Fit-to-screen
This option scales the previewed page
so that it fits the size of the page display
window. Select this option if you want to
see the entire page at one time.
Maximum
zoom
This option displays the previewed page
at the maximum possible zoom ratio.
Printable
area on/off
Selecting this option will display a
rectangle on the page being
previewed. This rectangle is the
printable area for the page. The Stylus
Scan cannot print anything which
exceeds this rectangle.
Watermark
This option displays the watermark
settings dialog. This dialog allows you to
change any of the current watermark
settings.
Reset
watermark
settings
This option returns all watermark settings
to what they were when the Preview
was first opened. If nothing has been
changed, this option appears grayed
out.
Previous
page
This option displays the page previous to
the page currently being previewed. (If
there is no previous page then this
option is grayed out)
Next page
This option displays the next page in the
document. (If there is no next page then
this option is grayed out)
You can also manipulate the previewed document in the
following ways:
❏ Select and preview individual pages.
❏ Reduce or enlarge the size of the preview.
❏ Select and print any or all pages.
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❏ Apply watermarks. The watermark you select will appear in
the previewed image. For detailed information on
customizing watermarks, see “Printing a watermark on your
document” on page 4-18.
❏ The Add and Remove options allow you to specify which
pages in the document you wish to be printed. To add or
remove page, you must first highlight the page in the list of
page icons appearing on the left side of the preview window.
Highlight the page by clicking once on the page icon. Then
select or deselect from the Print Options menu.
Add page
The highlighted pages will be added to
the list of pages to be printed.
Remove
page
The highlighted pages will be removed
from the list of pages to be printed.
After you have previewed the document, click Print to print the
document, or click Cancel to cancel printing.
Modifying the printout style
You can modify your printout style using a variety of printer
driver settings located on the Paper and Layout menus.
On the Paper menu, you can set the paper size, the number of
copies, the orientation of your printout, and the printable area.
On the Layout menu you can automatically match the document
size to the paper size, print two or four pages on a single sheet of
paper, print poster-size images by enlarging one page to cover
several sheets, or place watermarks on documents.
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Using the Paper menu settings
Use the settings on the Paper menu to change the paper size, set
the number of copies and other copy parameters, specify the
paper orientation, and adjust the printable area.
You can make the following settings on the Paper menu.
Paper Size
Select the paper size you want to use. You can also
add a custom paper size.
Copies
Select the number of copies you wish to print. You
can select Collate to print one set at a time or
Reverse Order to determine the order in which you
wish to print multiple copies of your document.
Orientation
Select Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide) to change
the orientation of your printout. If you need to print
closer to the bottom of the page, select the Rotate
by 180° check box.
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Select Center if you want to center the printout.
Select Maximum if you need to increase the
printable area.
Note:
When Maximum is selected, the print quality may
decline at the edges of the printout. Before printing
large jobs using this setting, print a single sheet to
confirm quality.
When Maximum is selected, make sure the paper
loaded in the paper feeder is not curled.
Fitting your document to the paper size
Use the Reduce/Enlarge options on the Layout menu to fit your
document to the paper size you will print on.
You can select from the following settings:
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Normal
Prints your document at its normal size.
Fit to Page
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of
your document to make it fit the paper size you
select in the Paper Size list on the Paper menu.
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Allows you to manually reduce or enlarge an
image. Click the arrows next to the Scale to
box to select a percentage between 10% and
400%.
Printing two or four pages on one sheet
Select N-up as the Multi-Page setting on the Layout menu to print
two or four pages of your document on one sheet of paper.
To print more than one page on the piece of paper, you should
make the following settings:
2 Pages
4 Pages
Prints two or four pages of your document on
a single piece of paper.
Print page
frames
Prints a frame around each page that is
printed on the sheet of paper.
Page Order
Opens the Print Layout dialog box, where you
can specify the order in which the pages will
be printed on the sheet of paper. Some
settings may be unavailable, depending upon
your Orientation selection on the Paper menu.
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Printing posters
A single document page can be enlarged to cover 4, 9, or 16
printed sheets of paper. Select Poster as the Multi-Page setting to
print a poster-size image.
Click the Settings button to adjust the way your poster will print.
The Poster Settings dialog box opens.
Printing a watermark on your document
To print a watermark on your document, click anywhere in the
Watermark list box on the Layout menu, and select from the list
of predefined watermarks.
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You can also add your own text-based or image-based
watermarks to the Watermark list.
To add a watermark, click the Add/Del button. The following
dialog box appears.
Creating an image-based watermark:
1. Select BMP.
2. Click the Browse button to specify the bitmap file you want
to use, then click OK.
3. Type a name for your watermark in the Name box, then click
Save.
4. Click OK to return to the Layout menu.
Creating a text-based watermark:
1. Select Text.
2. Type your text in the Text box. The text that you enter will
also be assigned to the watermark as a watermark name.
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3. If you want to change the watermark name, type a new name
in the Name box, then click Save. Click OK to return to the
Layout menu.
Making settings for your watermark:
1. Click the Settings button. The following dialog box appears.
2. From the Watermark list box, select the watermark you want
to make settings for, then make Color, Position, Density, Size,
Font, Font Style and Angle settings. For details, please see the
online help. Your settings are reflected in the display on the
left side of the dialog box.
3. When you are finished making the settings, click OK.
Using the Printer Utilities
EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the Stylus Scan’s
current status and to perform maintenance functions from your
computer screen.
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To use the utilities, click the Utility tab in the printer software
window, then click the button for the utility you wish to use. For
information on how to access the printer software, see “Accessing
the printer software” on page 4-2.
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.
❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head
Alignment utility if your EPSON Stylus Scan is connected to your
computer through a network.
❏ Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, and Print Head
Alignment utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise, your
printout may be marred.
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Status Monitor 3
Status Monitor 3 provides you with printer status information,
such as the amount of ink remaining, and checks for printer errors.
This utility is only available when both of the following conditions
are met:
❏ The EPSON Stylus Scan is connected directly to the host
computer via the parallel port or USB port.
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional
communication.
Nozzle Check
The Nozzle Check utility checks the print head nozzles for
clogging. Check the nozzles if you notice print quality has
declined and after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles
have been cleared. If the nozzle check indicates the print head
needs cleaning, you can access the Head Cleaning utility directly
from the Nozzle Check utility. See “Checking the Print Head
Nozzles” on page 11-2.
Head Cleaning
The Head Cleaning utility cleans the print head. You may need
to clean the print head when you notice print quality has declined.
Use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the print head
needs to be cleaned. You can access the Nozzle Check utility
directly from the Head Cleaning utility. See “Cleaning the Print
Head” on page 11-5.
Print Head Alignment
The Print Head Alignment utility aligns the print head. Use this
utility if you notice a misalignment of vertical lines. Follow the
on-screen instructions to use this utility.
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Printer and Option Information
This utility allows the printer driver to confirm the EPSON Stylus
Scan's printer configuration. It also provides information on
certain Stylus Scan characteristics, such as its Printer ID.
Depending on the configuration of your system, the information
displayed in the Printer and Option Information dialog box may
be updated automatically, or may need to be entered manually.
If a message appears under Current Settings prompting you to
input options information, or if you change the EPSON Stylus
Scan configuration, follow the steps below to make the necessary
settings.
1. Click the Settings Sheet button in the Printer and Option
Information dialog box to print the necessary information for
the EPSON Stylus Scan and its options. This requires that A4
or Letter size paper is loaded in the paper feeder. The printout
will be similar to the one below.
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2. Make sure the settings in the Printer and Option Information
dialog box match the information on the Settings Sheet
printout. If they do not match, adjust the settings on the screen
appropriately.
3. Click OK to save your settings.
Speed & Progress
You can make settings related to print speed and progress in this
dialog box.
The available settings are as follows.
High Speed Copies
To print multiple copies of your document faster, select High
Speed Copies.
Show Progress Meter
To monitor the progress of your print job, select Show Progress
Meter.
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Monitoring Preferences
Click this button to open the Monitoring Preferences dialog box
where you can make settings for EPSON Status Monitor 3.
You can make the following settings:
Select
Notification
Displays the current error item notification settings. In
this area, you can designate whether to have general
error messages, communication error messages, or ink
status messages displayed during printing, scanning, or
copying. Select the appropriate check box to specify
the error types for which you wish to receive
notification.
Shortcut
Icon
Select the Shortcut Icon check box to have a shortcut
icon placed in your Windows taskbar. Clicking the
shortcut icon in the taskbar will open EPSON Status
Monitor 3. To select which icon will be displayed, click
the icon your prefer from the choices given; your
selection will be shown at the right.
Allow
monitoring
of shared
printer
Select this check box to allow monitoring of a shared
Stylus Scan by other computers.
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Click the Default button to revert all Select Notification settings to their
defaults.
Getting Information Through Online Help
The EPSON Stylus Scan offers extensive online help. You can
access help either from the application you are working in, or
directly from the operating system.
Accessing help from your application
Each printer driver menu includes a Help button that provides
information related to the settings on that menu. Simply go the
appropriate menu (Main, Paper, Layout, or Utility), then click
Help.
To get help about a single item on any of the printer driver menus,
right-click the item, then click What's This?
Accessing help from the Start menu
Click the Start button, point to Programs and Epson Stylus Scan,
and then click EPSON Stylus Scan 2000 Printer Help. The Help
Contents window opens.
Increasing the Print Speed
Follow the instructions in this section to increase the printing
speed of your Stylus Scan.
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General tips
Just as printing at a high resolution requires more processing
time, printing in color takes longer than printing in black 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 fast print speed.
However, even if your document requires the highest resolution
and extensive use of color, for example when you are 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. See the
tables in this section when making adjustments.
The following table shows the factors that inversely affect print
speed and print quality (increasing one decreases the other).
Lower Print Quality
Faster Print Speed
Higher Print Quality
Slower Print Speed
Print Quality
Economy, Normal
Photo
High Speed
On
Off
Halftoning
No Halftoning
Error Diffusion
Finest Detail
Off
On
Image size
Small
Large
Image resolution
Low
High
Printer driver settings
Data characteristics
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The table below shows the factors related to print speed only.
Faster Print Speed
Slower Print Speed
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 driver settings
Data characteristics
Variety of colors
Hardware resources
Software status
* Varies depending on the printer driver 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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Using the High Speed Copies feature
To make this setting, click the Speed & Progress button on your
printer driver’s Utility menu. The following dialog box appears.
Select the High Speed Copies to turn on high-speed printing for
multiple copies. This speeds up printing by using your hard disk
space as a cache when printing multiple copies of your document.
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Chapter 5
Checking Printer Status and Managing
Print Jobs for Windows
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Using the EPSON Spool Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . 5-5
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Using the Progress Meter
When you send a print job to the Stylus Scan, the Progress Meter
opens, as shown in the illustration below.
The Progress Meter indicates the progress of the current print job
and provides status information when bidirectional
communication between the Stylus Scan and computer is
established. This meter also displays helpful tips for better
printing, as explained below.
Note:
The Progress Meter will not appear when the Show Progress Meter
check box is cleared in the Speed & Progress dialog box. See “Speed &
Progress” on page 4-24 for more information.
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EPSON Printing Tips
Tips for getting the most out of your EPSON printer driver appear
in the text box at the bottom of the Progress Meter window. A new
tip appears every 30 seconds. For more details on a displayed tip,
click the Details button.
Error messages
If a problem occurs while printing, an error message appears in
the text box at the top of the Progress Meter window. When the
ink runs low or out, a How to button appears below the text box.
Click How To and EPSON Status Monitor will lead you step-bystep through the cartridge replacement procedure.
Using the EPSON Spool Manager
EPSON Spool Manager is similar to Windows Print Manager. If
it receives two or more print jobs at one time, it holds them in the
order that they were received (with printers on a network this
may be called a print queue). When a print job reaches the top of
the line, the EPSON Spool Manager sends the job to the Stylus
Scan.
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EPSON Spool Manager is not available for Windows NT.
After you send a print job, the EPSON Stylus Scan 2000 button
appears on the taskbar. Click this button to open the EPSON Spool
Manager. From the Spool Manager, you can view print status
information about the print jobs which have been sent to the
Stylus Scan. You can also cancel, pause and resume, or restart
selected print jobs.
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 displays detailed information on the
status of your Stylus Scan.
Note:
Before using EPSON Status Monitor 3, be sure to read its README
file. To open this file, click Start, point to Programs and EPSON Stylus
Scan, then click EPSON Stylus Scan 2000 Readme.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
There are two ways to access EPSON Status Monitor 3.
❏ Double-click the printer-shaped shortcut icon on the
Windows taskbar. To add a shortcut icon to the taskbar, see
“Monitoring Preferences” on page 4-25.
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❏ Open the printer driver, click the Utility tab, then click EPSON
Status Monitor 3.
When you access EPSON Status Monitor 3, the following window
appears.
Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides the following information:
❏ Current Status:
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer
status information, a graphic display, and status messages. If
the ink runs low or out, the How to button appears in the
EPSON Status Monitor 3 window. Clicking How to displays
cartridge replacement instructions and moves the print head
to the cartridge replacement position.
❏ Ink Levels:
EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides a graphic display of the
amount of ink remaining.
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Chapter 6
Using the Printer Software for Macintosh
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Making the Media Type setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Using the Automatic mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Using the Photo Enhance mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Using the Custom settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Using the Advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Changing the page setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Defining a custom paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Modifying the Page Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Fitting your document to the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Printing two or four pages on one sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Printing posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Printing a watermark on your document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Setting the Print Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
Previewing your Printout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
Saving Print Data in Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-22
Using the Printer Utilities for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Nozzle Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Head Cleaning
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Printer Software Introduction
The printer software which comes with your Stylus Scan 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 Stylus Scan. The printer utilities help you check the printing
functions of your Stylus Scan, and keep them in top condition.
For information on using the printer driver, see “Making Changes
to Printer Driver Settings” on page 6-2.
For information on using the printer utilities, see “Using the
Printer Software for Macintosh” on page 6-1.
You can get more information about the printer software by
clicking the help icon button in any of the printer driver dialog
boxes.
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings
You will find the printer driver settings in the following dialog
boxes.
❏ Print dialog box (click Print on the File menu of your
application or click Options in the Page Setup dialog box)
❏ Page Setup dialog box (click Page Setup on the File menu of
your application)
❏ Layout dialog box (click the
dialog box)
Layout icon button in the Print
Background
❏ Background Printing dialog box (click the
Printing icon button located in the Print dialog box)
Preview icon button and then
❏ Preview dialog box (click the
click Preview in the Print dialog box)
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Driver settings are not saved from one application to the next. Whenever
you exit one application and open a new one, check that the printer
settings are still appropriate. For example, if you specify a Media Type
in one application, when you exit that application and open a new one
you will have to specify that Media Type again. Settings made in the
Page Setup dialog box are saved with each document and are restored
when that document is reopened in the same application.
The Mode settings in the Print dialog box are arranged to give you
four levels of control over the printer driver, as explained below.
Automatic
This mode provides the quickest and
easiest way to start printing. See “Using
the Automatic mode” on page 6-7.
PhotoEnhance
This mode lets you choose from a variety
of image-correction settings specially
designed for photos. See “Using the Photo
Enhance mode” on page 6-7.
Custom
This mode lets you choose from a list of
ready-made or personalized settings
suited to the kind of document you want
to print. When Custom is selected, the
Advanced button is enabled, allowing
you to access the Advanced dialog box.
See “Using the Custom settings” on page
6-8.
Advanced
This button opens the Advanced dialog
box, where you can make detailed
settings to fit your individual needs. From
the Advanced dialog box, you can add
your personalized settings to the Custom
Settings list. See “Using the Advanced
settings” on page 6-9.
In addition to making comprehensive Mode settings that affect
overall print quality, you can also modify individual aspects of
your printout using the settings contained in the Page Setup and
the Layout dialog boxes. For information on page setup options,
see “Changing the page setup” on page 6-12. For information on
page layout options, see “Modifying the Page Layout” on page
6-14.
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Making the Media Type setting
The Media Type setting determines what other settings are
available, so you should always make this setting first.
In the Print dialog box, select the Media Type setting that matches
the paper you loaded in the Stylus Scan. To find out what media
type you are using, find your media in the list below, and refer to
the corresponding media type under which it is grouped (shown
inbold). For some media, there are several Media Type settings to
choose from.
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Plain Paper
Plain paper
Envelopes
EPSON Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper (A4)
S041214
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
S041059
S041025
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
S041060
S041028
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4)
S041154
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter)
S041153
S041155
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
S041061
S041026
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
S041062
S041029
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)
S041067
S041048
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (A6)
S041054
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (5 × 8”)
S041121
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (8 × 10”)
S041122
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets (A4)
S041106
EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes)
S041147
EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 x 8” (with envelopes)
S041148
EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 x 10” (with envelopes)
S041149
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Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Paper (A4)
S041140
EPSON Photo Paper (Letter)
S041141
EPSON Photo Paper (4 × 6”)
S041134
EPSON Photo Paper (100 × 150 mm)
S041255
EPSON Photo Paper (200 × 300 mm)
S041254
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 × 594 mm)
S041145
EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4)
S041177
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
S041071
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
S041072
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
S041107
EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6)
S041144
EPSON Photo Stickers 4 (A6)
S041176
Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)
S041063
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
S041064
Matte Paper-Heavyweight
EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (A4)
S041256
S041258
S041259
EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (Letter)
S041257
Note:
The availability of special media varies by location.
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Using the Automatic mode
When Automatic is selected as the Mode setting in the Print dialog
box, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings based on
the current Media Type and Ink settings. To make the Ink setting,
click Color to print in color, or Black to print in black-and-white
or grayscale. To make the Media Type setting, see “Making the
Media Type setting” on page 6-4.
Note:
Depending on the media you choose in the Media Type list (while
Automatic is selected), a slider appears to the right of the Mode options
that lets you choose Quality or Speed. Select Quality when print
quality is more important than speed.
Using the Photo Enhance mode
The Photo Enhance mode provides a variety of image-correction
settings that you can apply to your photo images before printing.
PhotoEnhance does not affect your original data.
Note:
❏ This setting is only available when you are printing in color.
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❏ Printing with PhotoEnhance selected may increase the time required
for printing, depending on your computer system and the amount
of data contained in your image.
You can select from the following settings.
Standard
This setting provides standard image correction for
most photos. Try this first.
People
This setting is best for photos of people.
Nature
This setting is best for outdoor scenery such as
mountains, sky, and oceans.
Soft Focus
This setting makes your photos look as if they were
taken with a soft-focus lens.
Sepia
This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos.
If you are printing photos taken with a digital camera, you can
also select the Digital Camera Correction check box to give your
printed images the smooth, natural appearance of photographs
taken with a film camera.
Using the Custom settings
The Custom mode offers ready-made settings designed for
printing data such as text, graphs, charts, and digital camera
images, and for applying a color-matching method. You can also
create and save your own custom settings. See “Using the
Advanced settings” on page 6-9.
You can select from the following ready-made settings.
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Text/Graph
This setting is good for printing
presentation documents such as graphs
and charts.
Economy
This setting is best for printing drafts of text
ColorSync
This setting automatically adjusts printout
colors to match colors on your screen.
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Follow these steps to select a custom setting.
1. Verify the Media Type and Ink settings in the Print dialog box.
For details, see “Making the Media Type setting” on page 6-4.
2. Select the Custom radio button in the Print dialog box. This
enables the Custom Settings list, located to the right of the
Custom radio button.
3. From the Custom Settings list, select the most appropriate
setting for the type of document or image you will print.
4. When you choose a Custom setting, other settings such as
Print Quality, Halftoning, and Color are made automatically.
Changes to these settings are reflected in the display on the
left side of the Print dialog box.
Using the Advanced settings
The settings in the Advanced dialog box give you complete
control over your printing environment. Use these settings to
experiment with new printing ideas, or to fine-tune a range of
print settings to meet your individual needs. Once you are
satisfied with your new settings, you can give them a name and
add them to the Custom Settings list.
Making the Advanced settings
Follow the steps below to make the settings in the Advanced
dialog box.
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1. Click the Custom button in the Print dialog box, then click
the Advanced button. The Advanced dialog box appears.
2. Select the Media Type that you loaded in the EPSON Stylus
Scan. For details, see “Making the Media Type setting” on
page 6-4.
3. Choose Color or Black as the Ink setting.
4. Select the Print Quality setting.
5. Make other settings as necessary. For details, see online help.
Note:
Some settings may be unavailable depending on the Print Quality,
Media Type, and Ink settings you make.
6. Click OK to apply your settings and return to the Print dialog
box. Click Cancel to return to the Print dialog box without
applying your settings. To save your Advanced settings, see
the next section.
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Saving and deleting your settings
To save your Advanced settings, click Save Settings in the
Advanced dialog box. The Custom Settings dialog box appears.
Type a unique name (up to 16 characters) for your settings in the
Name box, then click Save. Your Advanced settings will be added
to the Custom Settings list. You can save up to 10 different custom
settings.
Note:
❏ You cannot apply the names of settings provided by EPSON to your
custom settings.
❏ You cannot delete the ready-made settings from the Custom Settings
list.
To delete a setting, select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog
box and click Delete.
Using your saved settings
To select your settings, click the Custom button in the Print dialog
box, then select your setting in the Custom Settings list, located
to the right of the Custom button.
If you change the Media Type or Ink settings when one of your
customized settings is selected in the Custom Settings list, the
selection shown in the list returns to Custom Settings. The
customized setting that was previously selected is not affected by
the change. To return to your customized setting, simply reselect
it in the list.
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Changing the page setup
In the Page Setup dialog box, you can change the paper size,
specify the paper orientation, reduce or enlarge your printout,
and adjust the printable area.
Choose Page Setup on the File menu of your application. The
Page Setup dialog box appears.
You can make the following settings in the Page Setup dialog box.
Paper Size
Select the paper size you want to use. If you want
to define a custom paper size, see “Defining a
custom paper size” on page 6-13.
Orientation
Select Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide) to change
the orientation of your printout. If you need to print
close to the bottom of the page, select the Rotate
by 180 degrees check box.
Reduce or
Enlarge
Specify a ratio from 25% to 400% in order to reduce
or enlarge the size of your image.
Printable Area
Select the Maximum radio button to increase the
printable area.
Note:
When Maximum is selected, the print quality may
decline at the edges of the printout. Before printing
large jobs using this setting, print a single sheet to
confirm quality. Also, make sure the paper loaded
in the paper feeder is not curled.
Select the Centered check box to position your
printout at equal distances from the edges of the
paper.
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Defining a custom paper size
If the appropriate 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.
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 unique name for the paper size in the New Paper Size
box.
4. Specify the measurement unit as either Inches or cm.
5. Enter the width and the height of your paper.
6. Click OK to return to the Page Setup dialog box.
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You can define up to 30 paper sizes. The paper size names you
create will appear in the Paper Size list in the Page Setup dialog
box.
To delete a custom paper size, click Customize in the Page Setup
dialog box to open the Custom Paper dialog box, select the custom
size you wish to delete from the list, and click Delete.
Modifying the Page Layout
You can modify the page layout of your document using the
printer driver settings located in the Layout dialog box, shown
below. To open this dialog box, click Print on the File menu of your
Layout icon button in the Print dialog
application and click the
box. The Layout dialog box appears.
The Layout dialog box allows you to automatically match the
document size to the paper size, place watermarks on documents,
print two or four pages on a single sheet of paper, print postersize images by enlarging one page to cover several sheets, or set
the order in which you would like the pages of your document to
print.
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Fitting your document to the paper size
You can proportionally enlarge or reduce the size of the image to
make it fit the paper size you select in the Paper Size list. To do
this, select the Fit to Page check box, then specify the paper size
you loaded in the Stylus Scan in the Paper Size list.
Printing two or four pages on one sheet
To print two or four pages of your document on one sheet of
paper, select the Multi-Page check box in the Page Layout dialog
box, then click N-up.
You can make the following settings.
2 Pages
4 Pages
Prints two or four pages of your document on
a single piece of paper.
Page Order
Allows you to specify the order in which the
pages will be printed on the sheet of paper.
Print page
frames
Prints a frame around each page on the sheet
of paper.
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Printing posters
A single document page can be enlarged to cover 4, 9, or 16
printed sheets of paper. To print a poster-size image, select the
Multi-Page check box in the Page Layout dialog box, then click
Poster.
You can make the following settings.
1 Page covers xx sheets
Specifies how many printed pages the
enlarged document page is to cover. You
can select 4, 9, or 16 pages.
Overlapping Panels
Slightly overlaps the images so that they can
be aligned more precisely.
Print Cutting Guidelines
Prints border lines on the images to guide
you when trimming the pages.
If you only want to print a few of the panels without printing the
entire poster, click Panel Selection, then click the panels you
don’t wish to print, and then click OK. Only the panels that you
did not click will be printed.
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Printing a watermark on your document
To print a watermark in the background of your printed
documents or images, select the Watermark check box in the Page
Layout dialog box.
Select the watermark you want to print from the Name list, then
specify its position, size, color, and intensity. You can change the
position and size of the watermark by dragging it with your
mouse in the preview window on the left.
You can also add your own text-based or image-based
watermarks to the Watermark Name list. Follow these steps.
1. Click the Add/Del button beside the Name list. The following
dialog box appears.
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2. To use an image file as a watermark, click the Add PICT
button.
Note:
The Custom Watermark dialog box allows you to save PICT files as
watermarks. If you have QuickTime 2.1 or higher installed, images
in other formats can be used as watermarks because QuickTime
automatically converts them to PICT files. A message is displayed
if QuickTime encounters a graphics file that cannot be converted.
Select the desired image file, then click Open.
To create a text-based watermark, click the Add Text button.
Type the text in the Text box, select a font and a text style, then
click OK.
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3. The image file name or the watermark text appears in the
Mark Name list in the Watermark dialog box. To change the
name of an image watermark, click it in the list, then type a
new name. When a text watermark is selected in the Name
list, you can edit the text, and change the font and text style,
by clicking the Edit Text button.
4. Click OK to add your watermark to the Name list in the Page
Layout dialog box.
Setting the Print Time
You can specify the time that you want the Stylus Scan to begin
printing your document. Follow these steps.
1. Click the
Background Printing icon button in the Print
dialog box. The Background Printing dialog box appears.
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2. Select On as the Background Printing option, if necessary.
3. Select Urgent, Normal, Print at, or Hold as the Print Time
setting.
If you select Print at, use the arrows beside the date and time
boxes to specify the date and time you want to print the
document.
Note:
Make sure the computer and Stylus Scan will be turned on at the
date and time you specify.
4. Click OK. The Background Printing dialog box closes.
5. In the Print dialog box, make sure your print settings are as
you want them, then click Print.
Note:
You can check or change the priority of print jobs using the EPSON
Monitor3 utility. See “Using EPSON Monitor3” on page 7-5 for details.
Previewing your Printout
The Preview feature allows you to see how your document will
look before actually printing it. Follow these steps to preview
your document.
1. Make your printer driver settings.
Preview icon button in the Print dialog box. The
2. Click the
Print button changes into a Preview button.
Note:
Use the
Preview icon button to switch between the
Print,
Preview, and
Save File modes. Click the icon to select the
mode you want. For information on the Save File mode, see “Saving
Print Data in Files” on page 6-22.
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3. Click the Preview button. The Preview dialog box appears
and displays a preview of your document.
The Preview dialog box contains six icon buttons you can use to
perform the following functions.
Selection
This feature lets you select, move, and
resize watermarks.
Zoom
This feature enlarges the or reduces the
size of the previewed page.
Margin
Display/
NonDisplay
This feature displays or hides borderlines
which indicate the printable area.
Watermark
Editing
This button opens the Watermark Edit
box. This dialog box allows you to add
watermarks to the document, and to
change any of the current watermark
settings.
Add Page
These buttons let you select or deselect
the pages you want to print from the list
on the left side of the preview window.
Remove
Page
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4. If you are satisfied with the previewed image, click Print.
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of the image, click
Cancel. The Preview and Print dialog boxes close and the
current print settings are saved. Open the Print dialog box
again to make additional changes to the print settings.
Saving Print Data in Files
You can save a file’s print settings by using the
Save File icon
button in the Print dialog box. This feature lets you print the
document using the saved print settings at a later time simply by
double-clicking the saved file. Follow the steps below to save the
print settings.
1. Make your printer driver settings.
Preview icon button in the Print dialog box
2. Click the
repeatedly until the Print button changes into the Save File
button.
3. Click Save File. The following dialog box appears.
4. Select the location where you want to save the file, then type
a file name in the Save As box and click Save.
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When you want to print the document, double-click the file to
open EPSON Monitor3. Click the
Resume button to send the
data to the Stylus Scan.
Using the Printer Utilities for Macintosh
EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the Stylus Scan’s
current status and do some maintenance functions from your
Utility icon
computer screen. To access the utilities, click the
button in the Print or Page Setup dialog box, then click the button
for the utility you want to use.
Note:
Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head Alignment
utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise, your printout may be
marred.
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EPSON StatusMonitor
The StatusMonitor utility monitors the status of the Stylus Scan’s
printing functions at regular intervals. 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. For details, see “Using the EPSON
StatusMonitor” on page 7-2.
Nozzle Check
The Nozzle Check utility checks the print head nozzles for
clogging. Check the nozzles if you notice print quality has
declined and also after cleaning to confirm that the print head
nozzles have been cleaned. If the nozzle check indicates the print
head needs cleaning, you can access the Head Cleaning utility
directly from the Nozzle Check utility. For details, see “Checking
the Print Head Nozzles” on page 11-2.
Head Cleaning
This utility cleans the print head. You may need to clean the head
when you notice print quality has declined. Use the Nozzle Check
utility first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. For
details, see “Cleaning the Print Head” on page 11-5.
Print Head Alignment
This utility aligns the print head. Use this utility if you notice a
misalignment of vertical or horizontal lines.
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Configuration
Clicking this button opens the Configuration dialog box, where
you can change the way the StatusMonitor utility notifies you
when the Stylus Scan’s status changes. For details, see “Making
Configuration settings” on page 7-3.
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Chapter 7
Checking Printer Status and Managing
the Print Jobs for Macintosh
Using the EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Making Configuration settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Using EPSON Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Accessing EPSON Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Managing print jobs with EPSON Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Changing the priority of print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
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Using the EPSON StatusMonitor
EPSON StatusMonitor monitors the EPSON Stylus Scan's
printing functions. If it detects a printer error, it informs you with
an error message.
You can also use this utility to check ink levels before printing.
When open, EPSON StatusMonitor displays the amount of ink
remaining at the time it was opened. To update the ink level
information, click the Update button.
Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor
To access the StatusMonitor, follow the steps below.
1. Click Print or Page Setup on the File menu of your
application.
2. Click the
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3. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor button in the Utility dialog
box. The following dialog box appears.
Making Configuration settings
If you want to change the way the StatusMonitor utility monitors
the Stylus Scan’s printing functions, follow the steps below.
1. Click Print or Page Setup on the File menu of your
application.
2. Click the
Utility icon button in the dialog box.
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3. Click the Configuration button. The Configuration Settings
dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow you to make the following settings.
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Error notification
Choose how EPSON StatusMonitor notifies
you in case of an error.
Warning
Choose how EPSON StatusMonitor notifies
you if a warning message becomes
necessary.
Temporary Spool
folder
Choose the folder for temporary spooling
of print data.
Temporary High Speed
Copies folder
Choose the folders for multiple-copy print
data storage.
Data will be sent to the
printer after being
stored on your disk
Select this check box to prevent banding
in large images. When you select this
check box, the computer saves the
image data before sending it in one piece
to the Stylus Scan.
Check for errors before
starting to print.
Select this check box if you want to check
for errors before starting to print.
Check the ink level
before starting to print.
Select this check box if you want to check
the ink levels before printing.
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Using EPSON Monitor3
After you send a print job to the EPSON Stylus Scan, you can use
the EPSON Monitor3 utility to check, cancel, or change the
priority of the print jobs that are queued for printing. This utility
also shows the status of the job currently being printed.
Note:
The installation of a new application may prevent you from using
Background Printing, which must be turned on to use EPSON
Monitor3. This is because some of the Extension files used by
Background Printing have been overwritten by the application’s
installer. Re-install the Stylus Scan driver to correct this problem.
Accessing EPSON Monitor3
To use EPSON Monitor3, follow these steps.
1. First, turn on Background Printing in the Chooser or in the
Background Printing dialog box.
2. Send a print job to the Stylus Scan.
3. Select EPSON Monitor3 from the Application menu at the
right end of the menu bar. This opens a dialog box similar to
the one below.
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Note:
You can also open EPSON Monitor3 by double-clicking the EPSON
Monitor3 icon in the Extensions folder.
Managing print jobs with EPSON Monitor3
With EPSON Monitor3, you can manage print jobs as follows:
❏ Use the buttons below to hold, resume, and delete print jobs
for documents selected in the dialog box. First, select the
appropriate print job, then click the applicable button.
Hold
Stops printing and holds the current print job
in the print queue
Resume
Resumes printing
Delete
Stops printing and deletes the current print
job from the print queue
❏ Click Stop Print Queue to stop printing. Click Start Print
Queue to resume printing.
❏ Use these buttons to start the printer utilities.
Print head
cleaning
Starts the Print Head Cleaning utility
Status
Monitor
Starts the EPSON StatusMonitor, which
displays the amount of ink remaining
❏ Double-click a file in the list to preview it (this function is
disabled when you are printing the ESC/P command file).
❏ Double-click Copies to change the number of copies to print
out.
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❏ Click the Show details arrow to open an extension at the
bottom of the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box, similar to the one
below. The extended dialog box displays detailed
information on a selected document’s printer driver settings.
Changing the priority of print jobs
To change the priority of print jobs in a print queue, follow the
steps below.
Note:
You can also change the priority of print jobs whose print times were
previously set in the printer driver’s Background Printing dialog box.
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1. Click the Show details arrow at the bottom of the EPSON
Monitor3 dialog box. The dialog box will expand as shown
below.
2. Click the name of the document whose priority you wish to
change in the Document Name column.
3. From the Priority list, select Urgent, Normal, Hold, or Print
Time.
Note:
If you select Print Time, a dialog box appears where you can specify
the date and time that the document will print. Make sure that your
Stylus Scan and computer are turned on at the time you specify.
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Chapter 8
Scanning
Loading the Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Loading normal media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Loading thin or fragile media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Scanning Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Using EPSON SMART PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Scanning from software applications
using EPSON TWAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Scanner
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Loading the Document
Follow the directions in this section to load documents into the
document feeder of your Stylus Scan. If you are scanning fragile
or thin media, see “Loading thin or fragile media” on page 8-3.
Loading normal media
Follow the steps below to load a document into the document
feeder.
1. Adjust the document edge guides so that distance between
them is slightly wider than the width of the document.
2. Hold the document you want to scan face down, and place
the top edge of the document between the document edge
guides.
Note:
❏ Be sure to place the top edge of the document into the document
feeder first. If the document is too wide to fit into the feeder in
this manner, try loading the document sideways. After
scanning, you can rotate the image 90 degrees using the
scanning software.
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❏ If your document is fragile or very thin, place it in a protection
sheet before loading. See “Loading thin or fragile media” on page
8-3 for details.
3. Adjust the document edge guides so that they match the
width of the document.
4. Insert the top edge of the document into the document feeder
until you feel a tug.
5. The document feeder will draw the document into the Stylus
Scan a short distance. Release the document.
You are now ready to scan the document using your scanning
software. For details, see “Scanning Basics” on page 8-5.
Loading thin or fragile media
Before you scan a photo or any other document that is very thin
or fragile, insert it into the protection sheet packed with your
Stylus Scan as described below. Then load the sheet into the
document feeder.
Note:
The protection sheet is reusable.
1. To use the protection sheet, peel back the top layer of film by
pulling up the tab.
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2. Place your document inside the film layers.
Note:
Align the top edge of the document with the closed top edge of the
protection sheet to make sure that the document is straight.
3. Load the protection sheet, following the steps described in
“Loading normal media” on page 8-2.
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Scanning Basics
Using EPSON SMART PANEL
You can digitize your photos and documents quickly and easily
using EPSON SMART PANEL. When you install the EPSON
Stylus Scan drivers, EPSON SMART PANEL is installed as well.
To run the program, first restart your computer. In Windows,
click the SMART PANEL icon in your task bar. With Macintosh
computers, select EPSON SMART PANEL from the Apple Menu.
For details, see your SMART PANEL documentation.
Note:
Picture shows the Windows version.
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There are two modes available with EPSON SMART PANEL:
Photo Scan Assistant and Document Scan Assistant. Photo Scan
Assistant helps you to achieve the best results when acquiring
colorful documents such as photos and magazines. This mode is
used by various SMART PANEL applications including E-mail,
Scan to Application, and Scan for Creativity. The other mode,
Document Scan Assistant, helps you scan documents for
processing by optical character recognition (OCR) software.
Each EPSON SMART PANEL application is briefly described in
this section. For details, refer to your EPSON SMART PANEL
documentation.
Photo Print (Windows) / PrintFun (Macintosh)
Photo! Print and PrintFun allow you to print images in various
sizes, placing one or several on a page. You can create collages or
print several versions of the same image quickly and easily using
this utility.
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FAX
Fax lets you send and receive faxes with your computer. This
utility also helps you store and manage all your fax documents
quickly and easily.
Note:
You must install WinFax (Windows) or FAXstf (Macintosh) to use this
application.
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Copy
Copy turns your EPSON Stylus Scan into a digital copy machine.
Its user interface looks like a real copy machine, yet its functions
are more powerful and flexible than any copy machine available.
OCR
The OCR utility scans text and saves it as a text file, or sends it
directly to an open word processor application.
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E-mail
E-mail will scan an image directly into an e-mail message.
Scan to Application
Scan to Application will scan an image and send the image data
to a specified application for further editing.
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Scan for Creativity
Scan for Creativity scans the image and sends the image data to
Photo Deluxe. This application is only available if Photo Deluxe
is installed.
Scanning from software applications using EPSON TWAIN
You can scan images directly from any application that is
compatible with TWAIN using EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN.
To determine whether an application is TWAIN-compatible, refer
to that application's documentation.
Accessing EPSON TWAIN
The method used to access EPSON TWAIN varies depending on
the application. The steps below show an example.
1. Open your application.
2. Click Select TWAIN_32 Source on the File menu, and then
select EPSON Stylus Scan SF.
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Normally, you only need to perform this step the first time you use
the Stylus Scan with your application.
3. Click TWAIN_32 on the File menu to open EPSON Stylus Scan
SF TWAIN.
Using EPSON TWAIN
When using EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN, you should access
one of two menus, depending on the type of document being
scanned.
OCR/Line Art:
This is used when scanning documents for
OCR, and line art.
Photo:
This is used when scanning photographs.
OCR
Photo
Follow these steps to use your EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN
software.
1. Launch the EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN software.
2. Click either the OCR/Line Art or Photo tab, depending on the
type of document you wish to scan.
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3. Specify your desired settings for Quality, Resolution and
Document Size.
4. Make settings as necessary. For details, refer to the section
below or your Online Help.
5. Click the Preview button to scan only a portion of the
document. A document preview image is displayed, allowing
you to specify the area of the document that you wish to scan.
6. When you are finished making settings, click the Scan button
to scan the image.
Making EPSON TWAIN settings
This section describes the various EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN
settings. Use the settings which are best for your particular
document and application.
Quality
Best & de-screening
This setting eliminates moiré patterns and produces the highest
quality scans.
Draft & Fast
This setting gives you a high-speed scan, but the scan quality
decreases.
Resolution
This setting changes the scan resolution. Specify a resolution
between 50 and 4800 dpi from the list box.
Document Size
This setting changes the size of the scanning area. Select the size
of the document to be scanned. Only the area within the selected
size will be scanned.
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OCR/Line Art menu settings
AAS (Auto Area Segmentation)
This feature separates text from photographs on a page so that
grayscale images are clearer and text recognition is more accurate.
The changes made by AAS are not shown by the preview image.
TET (Text Enhancement Technology)
This feature removes the background from the document and
raises the recognition accuracy. It is suitable for OCR (Optical
Character Recognition) scanning.
The changes made by TET are not shown by the preview image.
Threshold
This setting determines whether gray shades are scanned as black
or white when scanning black-and-white images. Select a
threshold value between 0 (lightest) and 255 (darkest).
Photo menu settings
Image Type
This setting controls whether the image is scanned in color or
grayscale. Select either the Full Color or Grayscale radio button.
Auto Scan button
This button starts an automatic scan. Click to preview the full
page, locate the image, set the exposure, and scan automatically.
Auto Exposure button
This button sets the exposure automatically for the image inside
the marquee. Click to set the exposure for optimum enhancement.
Auto Locate button
This button automatically places the marquee around the image
in the preview window. The white borders surrounding the
image are identified and discarded. If a document contains more
than one image, use your mouse to select the general area around
the image you want, then click Auto Locate to place the marquee
more precisely.
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Understanding the Configuration settings
From the EPSON TWAIN interface, you can click the
Configuration button to open the Configuration dialog box,
where you can make the following settings.
Save Preview Image and Settings
Select the Save Preview Image and Settings check box to save
the previewed image and the image processing parameters when
you perform a scan or close EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN.
Automatic Preview
Select the Automatic Preview check box to automatically
preview images captured by EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN.
ICM, ICM/sRGB (For Windows 95/98)
Select the ICM check box for Windows 95, or the ICM/sRGB check
box for Windows 98, to reproduce the colors in your image using
ICM (Image Color Matching) with Windows.
If your operation system is Windows 98, color matching using
sRGB devices achieves the best results.
ColorSync (Macintosh)
Select the ColorSync check box to reproduce the colors in your
image using the ColorSync calibration method.
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Chapter 9
Copying
Loading the Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
Using the EPSON SMART PANEL Copy Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Accessing the Copy utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Making copy settings in the Copy utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Using Stylus Scan’s Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Making the magnification setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Making the copy mode setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Adjusting the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Copying using the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
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Loading the Paper
Follow the directions below to load a document into your
document feeder for copying.
1. Adjust the document edge guides so that distance between
them is slightly wider than the width of the document.
2. Hold the document you want to scan face down, and place
the top edge of the document between the document edge
guides.
Note:
If your document is fragile or very thin, place it in the protection
sheet before loading. See “Loading thin or fragile media” on page
8-3.
3. Adjust the document edge guides so that they match the
width of the document.
4. Insert the top edge of the document into the document feeder
until you feel a tug.
5. The document feeder will draw the document into the Stylus
Scan a short distance. Release the document.
You are now ready to make a copy, using either the control panel
on your EPSON Stylus Scan or the Copy utility included in
EPSON SMART PANEL.
Note:
❏ To eject the document from the document feeder without copying,
press the y stop/clear button.
❏ Remove all paper from the output tray before copying.
❏ Remove any documents from the document feeder before printing.
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Using the EPSON SMART PANEL Copy Utility
Copy is application included with EPSON SMART PANEL. You
must install the EPSON Stylus Scan Software and EPSON SMART
PANEL before you can use it. Refer to the Setup Guide for details
on installation.
Accessing the Copy utility
Follow these steps to access the Copy utility.
1. For Windows:
Click Start, point to Programs, then click EPSON SMART
PANEL.
For Macintosh:
Click the Apple menu, then click EPSON SMART PANEL.
2. EPSON SMART PANEL opens. Click the copier icon to
launch the Copy utility. The Copy utility dialog box appears.
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Making copy settings in the Copy utility
You can make copy settings in the Copy utility dialog box.
Media Type setting
Document Type setting
help button
Reduce/Enlarge
buttons
More settings button
Quality button
copy button
stop/clear button
close button
Refer to the table below for settings information. Click the More
settings button if you wish to make advanced and custom
settings. After you finish making settings, click the x copy button
to begin copying.
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Help button
Click for online help.
Stop/clear button
Click to quit copying already in
progress.
Copy button
Click to start copying.
Close button
Click to close the utility, or the
menus for custom settings.
More settings button
Click to make custom settings.
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Making paper and document settings
The paper and document settings are located at the top of the
Copy utility dialog box.
Media Type
Select the type of paper that matches the paper which is loaded
into the paper feeder.
Paper Size
Select the paper size that matches the paper which is loaded into
the paper feeder.
Document Type
Select the document type that matches the original document that
you are copying. The available document types are as follows:
Text
Select this if your document contains text only.
Photo
Select this if you are copying from a photograph.
Text and
Image
Select this if your document includes both text and
illustrations.
Save
Settings
Click this button to open a dialog box where you can save
your settings.
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Making other basic settings
displays current settings
scaling
scaling setting
Reduce/Enlarge
custom setting
Reduce/Enlarge
Make one of the following settings to adjust the size of the copy:
❏ Select 100% to make a copy that is the same size as your
document.
❏ Select Fit to Page to automatically resize the image to match
the size of your paper size setting.
❏ Select Other, then click the "+" or "-" button to adjust the
setting to set an arbitrary size.
scaling button to open a dialog box where
❏ Click the
you can adjust the size.
Quality
Click this button to specify the print quality for your copy.
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Normal:
Print quality is lower, but print speed is higher.
Fine:
Provides a high quality printout, but print speed is
lower.
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B&W/Color
Click this button to toggle between the black-and-white and color
copy options.
Copies
Use these buttons to select the number of copies you want to
make. Press the "+" button to increase the number, or the "-" button
to reduce it.
Using Stylus Scan’s Control Panel
Follow the instructions in this section to copy documents directly
using the control panel on EPSON Stylus Scan. When working
from the control panel, begin by selecting the reduce/enlarge
ratio and the copy mode.
Note:
EPSON recommends using the provided utilities for best results when
copying photographs and similar documents.
Making the magnification setting
Press the reduce/enlarge button as many times as necessary to
specify your desired magnification or reduction ratio. The selector
lights indicate the current ratio setting; the setting changes each
time you press the button.
Note:
The selector lights are used to indicate both the magnification ratio and
the copy mode. Press the reduce/enlarge button and the reduce/enlarge
light comes on. The light of the currently selected magnification ratio
also comes on. When you press the copy mode button, the lights change
to indicate the currently selected mode setting.
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You can choose from the following settings: 100%, 70%, 93%, or
141%.
reduce/enlarge light
reduce/enlarge button
Making the copy mode setting
Press the copy mode button as many times as necessary to select
the mode you want. The setting changes each time you press the
button; the selector lights indicate the current mode setting.
copy mode button
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The available modes are as follows.
color
Produces a color copy.
grayscale
Produces a shaded black-and-white image.
Use this setting when copying black-andwhite or color images.
B&W
Produces a copy that is pure black on pure
white. Use this setting when copying text.
Note:
The selector lights are used to indicate both the magnification ratio and
the copy mode. Press the reduce/enlarge button and the reduce/enlarge
light comes on. The light of the currently selected magnification ratio
also comes on. When you press the copy mode button, the lights change
to indicate the currently selected mode setting.
Adjusting the paper size
The Stylus Scan can make copies on both A4 and Letter size paper.
To check which paper size the Stylus Scan is currently set to copy
on, you can print a page that indicates the current setting, or you
can check the lights on the control panel. Once you know what is
the current paper size selection, you can change the paper size
accordingly.
Checking by printing a page
Make sure the Stylus Scan is off and paper is loaded into the paper
feeder. While holding down the x copy button, press the P power
button, then release both buttons. The Stylus Scan prints a page
which includes the ROM version your Stylus Scan and the current
paper size for copying.
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Checking by using the lights on the control panel
Make sure the Stylus Scan is off. While holding down the y stop/
clear button, press P the power button. Then release both buttons
and check the lights on the control panel.
If the j and g are on, A4 is the current paper size setting for
copying.
If the j and h lights are on, Letter is the current paper size setting
for copying.
Changing the paper size for copying
After determining which paper size setting is currently selected,
press the y stop/clear button to switch between the two settings.
Copying using the control panel
Once you have made all of the appropriate settings, press the x
copy button to begin copying.
The document is drawn into the document feeder, then reverses
direction and passes back out the document feeder slot. At the
same time, the EPSON Stylus Scan feeds a blank sheet of paper
from the paper feeder, prints the image onto the paper, and ejects
the paper onto the output tray.
Note:
When copying a thin document that has images printed on both sides,
unwanted parts of the image on the opposite side of the paper may appear
in the copy. To avoid this, try selecting the g color or h grayscale copy
mode.
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Chapter 10
Replacing Ink Cartridges
Replacing Empty Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Using the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Using Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Replacing an Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Replacing Ink Cartridges
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Replacing Empty Ink Cartridges
Using the control panel
The Stylus Scan’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.
Note:
If you need to replace an ink cartridge when the B black and A color
lights are off, see “Replacing an Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge” on page
10-11.
This table describes the status of the lights on your Stylus Scan
and the actions you need to take.
Lights
Action
f B
Obtain a replacement black ink cartridge (S020189).
o B
Replace the empty black ink cartridge.
f A
Obtain a replacement color ink cartridge (S020191).
o A
Replace the empty color ink cartridge.
o = on, f = flashing
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❏ EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink
cartridges. Other products not manufactured by EPSON
may cause damage to your Stylus Scan not covered by
EPSON's warranties.
❏ Leave the old cartridge installed in the Stylus Scan until you
have obtained a replacement. Otherwise, ink remaining in
the print head nozzles may dry out.
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Note:
❏ You cannot continue printing with one ink cartridge empty, even if
the other cartridge still contains ink. Before printing, replace the
empty cartridge.
❏ In addition to the ink used during document printing, ink is
consumed during the print head cleaning operation and during the
self-cleaning cycle which is performed when the Stylus Scan is
turned on.
Replacing a color ink cartridge
To replace an ink cartridge using the EPSON Stylus Scan’s control
panel, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the Stylus Scan is on. The P power light should be
on, but not flashing.
2. Lower the output tray at the front of the EPSON Stylus Scan,
then open the front cover.
3. Hold down the R cleaning button for three seconds, then
release it. The print head moves to the replacement position
for the color ink cartridge and the P power light begins
flashing.
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Caution:
Do not move the print head by hand, as this may damage the
mechanism.
4. Push back the release tabs and lift up the clamp that holds the
cartridge you want to replace as far as it will go. The cartridge
rises partly out of the cartridge holder.Then lift the cartridge
out of the Stylus Scan and dispose of it properly. Do not take
the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
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Warning:
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:
Once you open the ink cartridge clamp, the ink cartridge
becomes unusable and cannot be reinstalled, even if ink
remains.
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5. Remove your new color ink cartridge from its package. Then
remove the yellow tape seal from the cartridge.
color ink cartridge (S020191)
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❏ You must remove the yellow tape seal from the cartridge
before installing it. The cartridge will be permanently
damaged if installed with the yellow tape attached.
❏ Do not remove the blue portion of the tape seal from the
top of the cartridge; otherwise, the print head may
become clogged and will be unable to print.
❏ Do not remove the tape seal from the bottom of the
cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
6. Place the ink cartridge gently into the cartridge holder with
the label on the cartridge facing up. Then lower the ink
cartridge clamp and press down until it locks in place. Do not
press down on the cartridge itself.
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Caution:
Once you install the ink cartridges, do not open their clamps
again until you replace the cartridges. Otherwise, the
cartridges may become unusable.
Note:
If you need to replace the black ink cartridge as well, you can do so
now. Press and release the R cleaning button quickly. The print
head automatically moves to the black ink cartridge replacement
position. Refer to “Replacing a black ink cartridge” on page 10-6 for
details.
7. Make sure the B black and A color lights are off, then press
and release the R cleaning button quickly. The Stylus Scan
moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery
system. This process takes about one minute to complete.
When the ink charging process is finished, the Stylus Scan
returns the print head to its home position and the P power
light stops flashing.
Note:
If you replace the ink cartridge before a print job is finished, the
Stylus Scan automatically prints the remaining pages of the print
job once the ink cartridge is replaced.
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The P power light continues to flash while the Stylus Scan
performs the ink charging operation. Never turn off the
Stylus Scan while this light is flashing. Doing so can result
in incomplete charging of ink.
8. Close the front cover.
Replacing a black ink cartridge
To replace a black ink cartridge using the Stylus Scan’s control
panel, follow the steps below.
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1. Make sure the Stylus Scan is on. The P power light should be
on, but not flashing.
2. Lower the output tray at the front of the EPSON Stylus Scan,
then open the front cover.
3. Hold down the R cleaning button for three seconds, then
release it. The print head moves to the cartridge replacement
position for the black ink cartridge. The P power light begins
flashing.
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mechanism.
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4. Push back the release tabs and lift up the clamp that holds the
cartridge you want to replace as far as it will go. The cartridge
rises partly out of the cartridge holder.Then lift the cartridge
out of the Stylus Scan and dispose of it properly. Do not take
the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
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Warning:
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and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
Caution:
Once you open the ink cartridge clamp, the ink cartridge
becomes unusable and cannot be reinstalled, even if ink
remains.
5. Remove your new black ink cartridge from its protective bag.
Then remove the yellow tape seal from the cartridge.
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❏ You must remove the yellow tape seal from the cartridge
before installing it. The cartridge will be permanently
damaged if installed with the yellow tape attached.
❏ Do not remove the blue portion of the tape seal from the
top of the cartridge; otherwise, the print head may
become clogged and will be unable to print.
❏ Do not remove the tape seal from the bottom of the
cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
6. Place the ink cartridge gently into the cartridge holder with
the label on the cartridge facing up. Then lower the ink
cartridge clamp and press down until it locks in place. Do not
press down on the cartridge itself.
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again until you replace the cartridges. Otherwise, the
cartridges may become unusable.
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7. Make sure the B black and A color lights are off, then press
the R cleaning button and release quickly. The Stylus Scan
moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery
system. This process takes about one minute to complete.
When the ink charging process is finished, the Stylus Scan
returns the print head to its home position and the P power
light stops flashing
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Note:
If you replace the ink cartridge before a print job is finished, the
Stylus Scan automatically prints the remaining pages of the print
job once the ink cartridge is replaced.
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Caution:
The P power light continues to flash while the Stylus Scan
performs the ink charging operation. Never turn off the
Stylus Scan while this light is flashing. Doing so can result
in incomplete charging of ink.
8. Close the front cover.
Using Status Monitor 3
You can monitor the remaining ink level from your computer and
view on-screen instructions for replacing a low or empty ink
cartridge.
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When an ink cartridge is low or empty and you are ready to
replace it, click the How To button in the Status Monitor’s Printer
Status window. The print head moves to the ink cartridge
replacement position. Follow the on-screen instructions to replace
the cartridge.
Replacing an Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge
In some circumstances you may need to replace an ink cartridge
before it is empty. For example, if the quality of your printouts
and copies remains poor even after repeatedly cleaning and
aligning the print head, one or both of the ink cartridges may be
old or damaged and should be replaced.
To replace an ink cartridge before the A color or B black ink out
light flashes, follow the steps in this section.
If the A color or B black ink out light is flashing or is on, replace
the empty ink cartridge as described in “Replacing Empty Ink
Cartridges” on page 10-2.
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Caution:
❏ Once you remove an ink cartridge, it becomes unusable and
cannot be reinstalled even if ink remains.
❏ Leave the old cartridge installed in the EPSON Stylus Scan
until you are ready to replace it with a new one.
1. Make sure the Stylus Scan is on. The P power light should be
on, but not flashing.
2. Lower the output tray, then open the front cover.
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3. Hold down the E load/eject button for three seconds; the print
head moves to the color cartridge replacement position. The
P power light begins flashing.
Note:
If you need to replace only the black ink cartridge, press and release
the E load/eject button quickly to move the print head to the black
ink cartridge replacement position.
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4. Lift the ink cartridge clamp. Then lift the cartridge out of the
Stylus Scan and dispose of it properly.
5. Remove the yellow tape seal from the new cartridge.
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6. Place the cartridge gently into the cartridge holder. Do not
press down on the cartridge. Then lower the ink cartridge
clamp and press down until it locks into place.
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Caution:
Once you install the cartridges, do not open their clamps
again until you replace the ink cartridges. Otherwise, the
cartridges may become unusable.
7. Press the E load/eject button again. The print head moves to
the replacement position for the black cartridge.
Note:
If you do not need to replace the black cartridge, press the E load/
eject button and release it quickly. The print head returns to the
home position, and ink charging begins.
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8. Lift the ink cartridge clamp. Then lift the cartridge out of the
Stylus Scan and dispose of it properly.
9. Remove the yellow tape seal from the new cartridge.
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10. Place the cartridge gently into the cartridge holder. Do not
press down on the cartridge. Then lower the ink cartridge
clamp and press down until it locks into place.
11. Press and release the E load/eject button quickly again. The
Stylus Scan moves the print head back to its home position
and charges ink in the system.
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Caution:
The P power light continues to flash while the Stylus Scan
performs the ink charging operation. Never turn off the
Stylus Scan while the P power light is flashing. Doing so
can result in incomplete charging of ink.
12. Close the front cover.
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Chapter 11
Maintenance
Checking the Print Head Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-2
Using the Nozzle Check utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-2
Using the control panel buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-3
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-5
Using the Head Cleaning utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-5
Using the control panel buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-9
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-10
Calibrating Your Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-11
Cleaning the EPSON Stylus Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13
Transporting the EPSON Stylus Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-14
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Checking the Print Head Nozzles
If you find that printouts and copies are unexpectedly faint or that
there are gaps (missing dots) in the printed image, you may be
able to identify the problem by checking the print head nozzles.
You can check the print head nozzles from your computer using
the Nozzle Check utility, or using the Stylus Scan’s control panel.
Using the Nozzle Check utility
Follow the steps below to use the Nozzle Check utility.
Note:
Do not use the Nozzle Check utility while printing is in progress;
otherwise, your printout may be marred.
For Windows users
1. Make sure A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the paper
feeder.
2. Access the printer software. If you need instructions, see
“Accessing the printer software” on page 4-2.
3. Click the Utility tab in the printer software, then click the
Nozzle Check button.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
For Macintosh users
1. Make sure A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the paper
feeder.
2. Access the Print or Page Setup dialog box.
Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup
3. Click the
dialog box, then click the Nozzle Check button.
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4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Using the control panel buttons
Follow the steps below to check the print head nozzles using the
control panel buttons.
1. Make sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the paper
feeder.
2. If the EPSON Stylus Scan is on, press the P power button once
to turn it off.
3. Hold down the E load/eject button and press the P power
button to turn on the Stylus Scan. Then release both buttons.
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The Stylus Scan prints an operation check page including its ROM
version information, the ink counter code, and a nozzle check
pattern. Below are sample printouts.
Good sample
Print head needs to be cleaned
segments are missing
The above sample is in black and white, but the actual test prints in color
(CMYK).
If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily (for
example, if any segment of the printed lines is missing) there
is a problem with the Stylus Scan’s printer function. This
could be a clogged ink nozzle or a misaligned print head. See
the next section for details on cleaning the print head. For
information on aligning the print head, see “Aligning the
Print Head” on page 11-10.
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Cleaning the Print Head
If you find that printouts and copies are unexpectedly faint or that
there are gaps (missing dots) in the printed image, you may be
able to solve the problem by cleaning the print head. Cleaning the
print head ensures that the nozzles are delivering the ink
properly.
You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head
Cleaning utility in the printer software, or from the Stylus Scan
itself by using the control panel buttons.
Note:
❏ Print head cleaning uses both color and black ink. To avoid wasting
ink, clean the print head only if print quality declines.
❏ Use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the print head
needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.
❏ When the B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on, you
cannot clean the print head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge
first.
❏ Do not start the Head Cleaning or Nozzle Check utility while
printing is in progress; otherwise, your printout may be marred.
Using the Head Cleaning utility
Follow the steps below to use the Head Cleaning utility.
For Windows users
1. Make sure that the Stylus Scan is on and both the B black and
A color ink out lights are off.
Note:
If the B black or A color ink out light is flashing, you can not clean
the print head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.
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2. Access the printer software. If you need instructions, see
“Accessing the printer software” on page 4-2.
3. Click the Utility tab in the printer software, then click the Head
Cleaning button.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The P power light flashes while the EPSON Stylus Scan
performs the cleaning cycle. The cycle takes about one minute
to complete.
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Caution:
Never turn off the EPSON Stylus Scan while the P power
light is flashing. Doing so may damage the Stylus Scan.
5. When the P power light stops flashing, click Print nozzle
check pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm
that the head is clean and to reset the cleaning cycle.
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Below are sample printouts:
Good sample
Print head needs to be cleaned
segments are missing
The above sample is in black and white, but the actual test prints in color
(CMYK)
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 does not improve after repeating this procedure
four or five times, turn the Stylus Scan off and leave it off
overnight. Then do the head cleaning again.
If the print quality still has not improve, one or both of your ink
cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced.
To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see “Replacing an
Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge” on page 10-11.
If print quality remains a problem after replacing the ink
cartridges, contact your dealer.
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Note:
To maintain print quality, we recommend turning on the EPSON
Stylus Scan for at least one minute every month.
For Macintosh users
1. Make sure that the EPSON Stylus Scan is on, and the B black
and A color ink out lights are off.
2. Click the
Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup
dialog box, then click the Head Cleaning button.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The P power light flashes while the Stylus Scan performs the
cleaning cycle. The cycle takes about one minute to complete.
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Caution:
Never turn off the Stylus Scan while the P power light is
flashing. Doing so may damage the Stylus Scan.
4. When the P power light stops flashing, click the
Confirmation button in the Head Cleaning dialog box to
print a nozzle check pattern and to reset the cleaning cycle.
Use the check pattern to confirm that the head is clean.
If print quality has not improved after repeating this procedure
four or five times, turn the Stylus Scan off and leave it alone
overnight. Then try the head cleaning again.
If the print quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink
cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced.
To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see “Replacing an
Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge” on page 10-11.
If print quality remains a problem after replacing the ink
cartridges, contact your dealer.
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To maintain print quality, EPSON recommends turning on the Stylus
Scan for at least one minute every month.
Using the control panel buttons
Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the control
panel buttons.
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 R cleaning button for three seconds, then
release it.
The EPSON Stylus Scan starts cleaning the print head and the
P power light begins flashing. Print head cleaning takes
about one minute to complete.
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If the B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on, pressing the
R cleaning button starts the ink cartridge replacement procedure.
If you do not want to replace an ink cartridge at this moment, press
and release the R cleaning button again to return the print head
to its home position.
3. When the P power light stops flashing, print a few lines from
a document to confirm that the head is clean and to reset the
cleaning cycle.
If print quality has not improved after repeating this procedure
four or five times, turn the Stylus Scan off and leave it alone
overnight. Then try cleaning the head again.
If the print quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink
cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced.
To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see “Replacing an
Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge” on page 10-11.
If print quality remains a problem after replacing the ink
cartridges, contact your dealer.
Note:
To maintain print quality, EPSON recommends turning on the Stylus
Scan for at least one minute every month.
Aligning the Print Head
If you notice a misalignment of vertical lines, you may be able to
solve this problem from your computer using the Print Head
Alignment utility.
Note:
Do not start the Print Head Alignment utility while printing is in
progress; otherwise, your printout may be marred.
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1. Make sure A4 or Letter size plain paper is loaded in the paper
feeder.
2. Access the printer software. If you need instructions, see
“Accessing the printer software” on page 4-2.
3. Click the Utility tab in the printer software, then click the Print
Head Alignment button.
4. Follow the messages on your screen to align the print head.
For Macintosh users
1. Make sure A4 or Letter size plain paper is loaded in the paper
feeder.
2. Access the Print or Page Setup dialog box.
3. Click the
Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup
dialog box, then click the Print Head Alignment button.
4. Follow the messages on your screen to align the print head.
Calibrating Your Screen
When you install EPSON Stylus Scan Software, the EPSON Screen
Calibration utility is automatically installed.
This utility calibrates your monitor to ensure the tone and contrast
of the image on your screen closely match the original image. Be
sure to calibrate your screen before using your scanner.
For information regarding color and output device calibration,
see the Color Guide.
You need to calibrate your screen when you first install the
scanner software, and anytime you switch to a different monitor.
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Follow the steps below to calibrate your screen.
For Windows Users
1. Double-click the EPSON Stylus Scan SF icon in the Control
Panel. The EPSON Stylus Scan SF dialog box appears.
2. Click the Screen Calibration Utility button. The Screen
Calibration dialog box appears.
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3. Adjust the slider until the shades of the gray horizontal stripes
match.
4. Click OK to finish calibrating your scanner and monitor.
The gray stripes will not blend perfectly; however, try to make
the different tones match as closely as possible.
The screen profile contains calibration information for the
previewed image as well as the scanned image.
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1. Click the EPSON Screen Calibration icon in the EPSON
Scanner folder. The following dialog box appears.
2. Adjust the slider until the shades of the gray horizontal stripes
match.
3. Click OK to finish calibrating your scanner and monitor.
The gray stripes will not blend perfectly; however, try to make
the different tones match as closely as possible.
The screen profile contains calibration information for the
previewed image as well as the scanned image.
Cleaning the EPSON Stylus Scan
To keep your Stylus Scan operating at its best, clean it thoroughly
several times a year as follows.
1. Make sure the Stylus Scan is turned off and all of its lights are
off. Then unplug the power cord.
2. Remove any paper from the paper feeder.
3. Use a soft brush to carefully clean away all dust and dirt from
the paper feeder and document feeder.
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4. If the outer case or the inside of the paper feeder is dirty, clean
it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild detergent. Keep
the front cover and the top cover closed to prevent water from
getting inside.
5. If the scanner glass is dirty, open the top cover. Then clean the
glass with a soft, clean and dry cloth, or with a blower brush.
6. If the inside of the Stylus Scan accidentally gets soiled with
ink, wipe the ink away with a damp cloth.
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Caution:
❏ Never use alcohols or thinners to clean the Stylus Scan;
these chemicals can damage the components as well as
the case.
❏ Be careful to keep water away from the printing and
scanning mechanisms and electronic components.
❏ Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
❏ Do not spray the inside of the Stylus Scan with
lubricants; unsuitable oils can damage the mechanisms.
Contact your dealer or a qualified service person if
lubrication is needed.
Transporting the EPSON Stylus Scan
If you need to transport your EPSON Stylus Scan, carefully repack
it as described below using the original box and packing
materials.
1. Open the front cover and make sure that the print head is in
the home (far right) position. If not, turn on the Stylus Scan
and wait until the print head returns to the home position.
Then turn off the Stylus Scan and close the front cover.
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Leave the ink cartridges installed during transport.
Removing the cartridges for transport may damage the
Stylus Scan and make the cartridges unusable.
2. Make sure that the top and front covers are closed.
3. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet; then
disconnect the interface cable from the Stylus Scan.
4. Remove the paper from the paper feeder and remove the
paper supports.
5. Push in the output extension tray, and then raise the output
tray.
6. Open the front cover again. Secure the ink cartridge holders
to the body of the Stylus Scan with tape as shown below. Then
close the cover.
7. Attach the protective materials to both sides of the Stylus
Scan.
8. Repack the Stylus Scan and power cord in the original box.
9. Keep the Stylus Scan level during transport.
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Troubleshooting
Diagnosing the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Error indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-3
Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-4
Running a printer operation check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-5
Printing and Copying Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7
Print and copy quality could be better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7
The Stylus Scan does not print or copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-10
Paper does not feed correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
Printout is not what you expected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
Banding appears at the top of the printout when you copy a letter-size document using the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
Scanning Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18
Scanner does not work properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18
Something is missing or incorrect in the scanned image . . 12-19
Scanned quality is poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-20
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Where to Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22
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Diagnosing the Problem
Troubleshooting 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 Stylus Scan’s control
panel lights and by the Status Monitor utility.
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 problems by using the lights on
the Stylus Scan’s control panel. If the EPSON Stylus Scan 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.
Lights
Problem and Solution
Paper out
oS
No paper is loaded in
the paper feeder.
Load paper into the paper
feeder, then press the E load/
eject button. The Stylus Scan
resumes printing or copying.
Paper jam (paper feeder path)
fS
nB
nA
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Paper is jammed in the
paper feeder path.
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Press the E load/eject button.
The Stylus Scan should eject
the jammed paper and
resume printing. If not, open
the front cover and remove
the jammed paper. Then
reload paper in the paper
feeder and press the E load/
eject button to resume printing
or copying.
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Document jam (document feeder path)
Original document is
jammed in the
document feeder
path.
Turn off the Stylus Scan and
close any open applications.
Open the Stylus Scan’s top
cover and remove the
jammed document. Then
close the top cover and turn
on the Stylus Scan.
Ink low (black ink cartridge)
fB
The black ink cartridge
is nearly empty.
Obtain a replacement black
ink cartridge.
Ink out (black ink cartridge)
oB
The black ink cartridge
is empty.
Replace the black ink
cartridge with a new one. See
“Replacing Empty Ink
Cartridges” on page 10-2 for
details.
Ink low (color ink cartridge)
fA
The color ink cartridge
is nearly empty.
Obtain a replacement color
ink cartridge.
Ink out (color ink cartridge)
oA
The color ink cartridge
is empty.
Replace the color ink cartridge
with a new one. See
“Replacing Empty Ink
Cartridges” on page 10-2 for
details.
Carriage Error
f
f
o
o
P
S
B
A
The print head
carriage is obstructed
by jammed paper or
other foreign material
and cannot return to
the home position.
Press the P power button to
turn off the power. Open the
front cover and remove any
paper from the paper path by
hand. Then turn the power
back on. If the error does not
clear, contact your dealer.
Unknown printer error
f
f
f
f
P
S
B
A
An unknown printer
error has occurred.
Turn off the Stylus Scan and
contact your dealer.
o = on, n = off, f = flashing
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Status Monitor 3
The Status Monitor 3 utility provides status messages and a
graphic display showing the current state of the Stylus Scan.
If a problem occurs while printing, an error message appears in
the Progress Meter window.
When the ink is out, click the How To button in the Status Monitor
or Progress Meter window and EPSON Status Monitor 3 will lead
you step-by-step through the cartridge replacement procedure.
Running a printer operation check
Performing a printer operation check can help you determine
whether the problem comes from the EPSON Stylus Scan or your
computer.
To print a printer operation check page, follow these steps.
1. Make sure both the Stylus Scan and the computer are turned
off.
2. Disconnect the cable from the Stylus Scan’s interface
connector.
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If you use the parallel interface, unlock the wire clips on both
sides of the interface connector and remove the ground
connector, if necessary. Then disconnect the cable from the
Stylus Scan’s interface connector.
3. Make sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the paper
feeder.
4. Hold down the E load/eject button and press the P power
button to turn on the Stylus Scan. Then release both buttons.
The Stylus Scan prints an operation check page that includes
the Stylus Scan's ROM version number, the ink counter code,
and a nozzle check pattern.
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Compare the quality of the printed check page with the sample
shown below. If there are no print quality problems, such as gaps
or missing segments in the test lines, the EPSON Stylus Scan itself
is all right and the problem probably lies in the software settings,
application settings, the interface cable (be sure to use a shielded
cable), or the computer itself.
The above sample is in black and white, but the actual check page prints
in color (CMYK).
If the check page does not print satisfactorily as shown below,
there is a problem with the EPSON Stylus Scan. For example, if
any segment of the printed lines is missing, there could be a
clogged ink nozzle or a misaligned print head.
segments are missing
The above sample is in black and white, but the actual check pattern prints
in color.
Printing and Copying Problems
Refer to the appropriate section for solutions to printing and
copying problems.
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Print and copy quality could be better
If you are having print quality problems, try the solutions offered
in this section.
Horizontal banding
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure the printable side of the paper is face up in the
paper feeder.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink
nozzles.
❏ Select the Automatic as the Mode setting on your printer
driver’s Main menu (Windows) or in the Print dialog box
(Macintosh).
❏ Check the B black and A color ink out lights. If a light is
flashing, replace the appropriate ink cartridge. See
“Replacing Empty Ink Cartridges” on page 10-2.
❏ Make sure that Standard, rather than Maximum, is selected
as the Printable Area setting in your printer driver. When
Maximum is selected, banding may occur in the expanded
area.
Vertical misalignment or banding
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure the printable side of the paper is face up in the
paper feeder.
❏ Run the Print Head Alignment utility.
❏ Turn off the High Speed setting in your printer driver. For
instructions, see “Using the Advanced settings” on page 4-9
for Windows or “Using the Advanced settings” on page 6-9
for Macintosh.
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❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink
nozzles.
Incorrect or missing colors
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Change the ink setting in your printer driver to Color. For
instructions, see “Using the Automatic setting” on page 4-7
for Windows or “Using the Automatic mode” on page 6-7 for
Macintosh.
❏ Adjust the color settings in your application software or your
printer driver. For instructions, see “Using the Advanced
settings” on page 4-9 for Windows or “Using the Advanced
settings” on page 6-9 for Macintosh.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility. If colors are still incorrect or
missing, replace the color ink cartridge. If the problem
persists, replace the black ink cartridge. See “Replacing an
Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge” on page 10-11.
Color gaps
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure your paper is not damaged, dirty, or too old. Also,
make sure the printable side of the paper is face up in the
paper feeder.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink
nozzles.
❏ Check the B black and A color ink out lights. If one of the
lights is flashing, replace the appropriate ink cartridge. See
“Replacing Empty Ink Cartridges” on page 10-2.
❏ Adjust the color settings in your application software or your
printer driver. For instructions, see “Using the Advanced
settings” on page 4-9 for Windows or “Using the Advanced
settings” on page 6-9 for Macintosh.
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❏ Select Automatic as the Mode setting on your printer driver’s
Main menu (Windows) or in the Print dialog box (Macintosh).
Blurry or smeared printout
Try one or more of these solutions.
❏ Make sure your paper is dry and the printable side is facing
up. Also, make sure you are using an acceptable paper type.
See “Paper” on page B-2 for specifications.
❏ Select Automatic as the Mode setting on your printer driver’s
Main menu (Windows) or in the Print dialog box (Macintosh).
❏ Move the adjust lever to the “+” position, and make sure the
Media Type setting selected in the printer driver is
appropriate for the type of media loaded in the printer.
❏ If the paper is curled toward the printable side, flatten it or
curl it slightly toward the opposite side.
❏ Remove each sheet from the output tray as it is printed,
especially if you are using transparencies.
❏ If you’re printing on glossy media or transparencies, place a
support sheet (or a sheet of plain paper) beneath the stack. Or,
load one sheet at a time.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility.
❏ Run the Print Head Alignment utility.
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❏ Ink may have leaked inside the EPSON Stylus Scan. Wipe the
inside of the Stylus Scan with a soft, clean cloth.
Wipe here.
The Stylus Scan does not print or copy
If one of the following error indications is displayed, try the
solutions listed.
❏ All lights are off
❏ Lights came on and then went out
❏ Only the P power light is on
❏ The E paper out light is flashing or on.
❏ One of the ink out lights is flashing or on.
❏ All lights are flashing.
All lights are off
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Press the P power button and make sure the EPSON Stylus
Scan is on.
❏ Turn off the Stylus Scan and make sure the power cord is
securely plugged in.
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❏ Make sure your outlet works and is not controlled by a wall
switch or timer.
Lights came on and then went out
The Stylus Scan’s voltage may not match the outlet rating. Turn
off the Stylus Scan and unplug it immediately. Then check the
label on the Stylus Scan to determine the required voltage.
If the voltage does not match, DO NOT PLUG THE EPSON
STYLUS SCAN BACK IN. Contact your dealer.
Only the operate light is on
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Turn off the Stylus Scan and the computer. Make sure the
interface cable is securely plugged in at both ends.
❏ Make sure there is no packing material remaining inside the
Stylus Scan.
❏ Turn off the Stylus Scan and the computer and disconnect the
interface cable. Then print an operation check page. See
“Running a printer operation check” on page 12-4.
If the check page prints, make sure the Stylus Scan software
and your application software are installed correctly.
Note:
If you are trying to print a large image, your computer may not have
enough memory to print.
❏ Clear any stalled print jobs from the Spool Manager.
❏ If the Stylus Scan sounds like it is trying to print, but is unable
to, run the Head Cleaning utility.
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If this doesn’t work, replace the ink cartridges. See “Replacing
a black ink cartridge” on page 10-6 and “Replacing a color ink
cartridge” on page 10-3 for instructions.
Paper out lights are flashing or on
If the paper out light is flashing, remove any paper that may be
jammed in the Stylus Scan.
If the paper out light is on, load more paper into the paper feeder.
One of the ink out lights is flashing or on
If the B black or A color ink out light is flashing, ink is low. Prepare
a replacement cartridge.
If the B black or A color ink out light is on, ink is out. Replace the
appropriate cartridge. See “Replacing Empty Ink Cartridges” on
page 10-2.
All lights are flashing
Follow these steps.
1. Remove all paper from the Stylus Scan.
2. Turn the Stylus Scan off. Check for and remove any foreign
objects or pieces of paper from inside the device. Also, make
sure that there is sufficient space around the rear vent to allow
for proper ventilation. Remove any objects blocking the vent,
then turn the power back on.
3. If the error is not cleared, contact your dealer.
Paper does not feed correctly
If one of the following problems has occurred, try the solutions
listed for that problem.
❏ Paper doesn’t feed
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❏ Multiple pages feed
❏ The paper jams
❏ Paper is not ejected fully or is wrinkled
Paper doesn’t feed
Check that the loaded paper stack does not extend above the
arrow mark on the left edge guide.
Remove the stack of paper and check that:
❏ The paper isn’t curled or creased.
❏ The paper isn’t too old. See the instructions that came with
the paper for more information.
❏ The paper isn’t loaded above the arrow on the left edge guide.
❏ Paper isn’t jammed inside. If it is, remove the jammed paper.
Then load paper again. Make sure you follow any special loading
instructions that came with your paper. See also “Loading Special
Paper and Other Media” on page 3-3.
Multiple pages feed
Remove the stack of paper and make sure the paper is not too thin.
See “Paper” on page B-2 for specifications. Fan the edges of the
stack to separate the sheets, then reload the paper.
If too many copies of a document are being printed, check the
Copies settings in both the printer driver and your application.
For instructions, see “Modifying the printout style” on page 4-14
for Windows or “Modifying the Page Layout” on page 6-14 for
Macintosh.
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The paper jams
Press the E load/eject button to eject the jammed paper. If the
error message does not clear, turn the Stylus Scan off and remove
all the paper from the paper feeder. Then open the front cover and
remove all the paper inside, including any torn pieces. Then turn
on the Stylus Scan and reload the paper.
If your paper jams frequently, make sure of the following:
❏ The paper is of high-quality, loaded with the printable side
up.
❏ The paper stack was fanned before loading.
❏ The paper isn’t loaded above the arrow on the left edge guide.
❏ The left edge guide is adjusted to fit your paper.
Paper is not ejected fully or is wrinkled
If the paper doesn’t eject fully, press the E load/eject button. Also
check the Paper Size setting in your application or printer driver.
If the paper is wrinkled when it comes out, it may be damp or too
thin. Load a new stack.
Note:
Store any unused paper in its original packaging in a dry area. See
“Paper” on page B-2 for specifications.
Try selecting Automatic as the Mode setting in your printer
driver’s Main menu (Windows) or Print dialog box (Macintosh).
Printout is not what you expected
If one of the following problems has occurred, try the solutions
listed for the problem.
❏ Characters are incorrect or garbled
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❏ Margins are incorrect
❏ Image is inverted
❏ Blank pages print
❏ Bottom edge of printout is smeared
❏ Printing is too slow
Characters are incorrect or garbled
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ If you are using Windows, select EPSON Stylus Scan 2000 as
the default printer.
❏ Clear any stalled print jobs from the Spool Manager. For
instructions, see “Using the EPSON Spool Manager” on page
5-3.
❏ Turn off the Stylus Scan and the computer. Make sure the
Stylus Scan’s interface cable is securely plugged in.
Margins are incorrect
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Check the margin settings in your application software. Make
sure the margins are within the printable area of the page. See
“Paper” on page B-2 for specifications.
❏ For Windows, check the settings in the Paper menu. Make
sure the settings are appropriate for the paper size you are
using.
For Macintosh, check the settings in the Page Setup dialog
box. Make sure the settings are appropriate for the paper size
you are using.
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Image is inverted
Turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in the printer driver, or the
“Mirror” setting in your application software. For instructions,
see the online help for the printer driver or for your application.
For Macintosh, see also “Using the Advanced settings” on page
6-9.
Blank pages print
Try one or more of these solutions.
❏ If you are using Windows, select the EPSON Stylus Scan 2000
as the default printer.
❏ For Windows, check the settings in the Paper dialog box.
Make sure they are appropriate for the paper size you are
using.
For Macintosh, check the settings in the Page Setup dialog
box. Make sure they are appropriate for the paper size you
are using.
❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged nozzles.
After trying one or more of these solutions, run a printer operation
check to see whether the problem has been corrected. See
“Running a printer operation check” on page 12-4 for details.
Printing is too slow
Try one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure the Media Type setting in your printer driver is
correct. For instructions, see “Making the Media Type setting”
on page 4-4 for Windows, or “Making the Media Type
setting” on page 6-4 for Macintosh.
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❏ Select Automatic as the Mode setting on your printer driver’s
Main menu (Windows) or in the Print dialog box (Macintosh)
and then move the slider to Speed. For instructions, see
“Using the Automatic setting” on page 4-7 for Windows or
“Using the Automatic mode” on page 6-7 for Macintosh.
❏ Close any applications you are not using at the moment.
❏ Delete unnecessary files to make room on your hard disk
drive.
Note:
Your computer may not have enough memory. For further tips, See
“Increasing the Print Speed” on page 4-26.
❏ If you upgraded from Windows 95 to Windows 98, uninstall
the EPSON Stylus Scan driver, then reinstall it. See the Setup
Guide for instructions on uninstalling and reinstalling the
driver.
Banding appears at the top of the printout when you
copy a letter-size document using the control panel
Make sure the paper size is set to A4. See “Adjusting the paper
size” on page 9-9 for instructions on changing the paper size
setting.
Scanning Problems
Refer to the appropriate section for solutions to scanning
problems.
Scanner does not work properly
Try the solutions listed below for each problem.
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Scanning does not begin
Try one or more of these solutions:
Nothing happens when I try to scan
If your situation is listed, try the suggested solution.
You are scanning several pages or documents
Wait until the Stylus Scan completes the current scan before
starting a new scan.
The Stylus Scan is busy
Some documents take a long time to scan, especially when the
scan is optimized for photos.
The document has jammed
Turn off the Stylus Scan and close any open applications on your
computer. Remove all jammed documents from the Stylus Scan,
then turn the Stylus Scan back on.
The scanned image is blank
Make sure that the image you want to scan is inserted face down
into the document feeder.
Something is missing or incorrect in the scanned image
Try the solutions listed for the following image correction
problems.
Text is missing or is incorrectly recognized by OCR
Try adjusting the scan threshold on the OCR Line/Art menu in
the EPSON Stylus Scan SF TWAIN setup dialog box. Select the
threshold radio button and adjust the slider to change the scan
threshold.
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If you are scanning a document with a lot of graphics or artwork,
the text may not be recognized properly by the OCR software. As
a result, not all of the characters in the image may have been
converted to text.when you opened the scanned image in your
word processing application.
The image is getting cropped incorrectly
Try one of the following solutions:
Use a protection sheet
If the protection sheet is dirty, or has been used a lot, you may
need to use a different sheet. Get a new sheet. Also, if the photo
or document is very thick, the Stylus Scan may have trouble
recognizing the borders.
Check your Quality setting
Select Best & de-screening as the Quality setting on EPSON
TWAIN’s Photo menu.
The image is crooked
Try one of the following solutions:
Check your Quality setting
Select Best & de-screening as the Quality setting on EPSON
TWAIN’s Photo menu.
Adjust the document edge guides
The paper guides may not be adjusted correctly. Verify that the
document edge guides fit snugly against the document you are
scanning.
A corner of the image is missing
Try using a protection sheet. If you are already using a protection
sheet, make sure your photo or document is placed as straight as
possible in the protection sheet and that the sheet is loaded
straight in the document feeder.
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Scanned quality is poor
Try the solutions listed for the following problems.
Scanned images look faded when printed
If you are scanning a photograph, make sure you have selected
Photo! Print when you are using EPSON TWAIN.
Check the Quality and Resolution settings in EPSON TWAIN.
Scanned or copied photographs are too dark or have no
detail
If you are scanning a photograph, make sure you have selected
Photo! Print when you are using EPSON TWAIN.
Vertical lines are missing from the scanned image or copy
Try one of the following solutions:
Clean the scanner glass
Correcting fluid, dust particles, paper, or tape may be stuck to the
scanner glass, causing a vertical white streak through the image.
For details on cleaning the scanner glass, see “Cleaning the
EPSON Stylus Scan” on page 11-13.
Use a protective sheet
If the protective sheet is dirty or worn, replace it with a new sheet.
Edit your original document
If lines are too thin on your original document, they may not scan
well. If possible, make the lines thicker in your original document.
Flatten the original document
If your original is heavier than 90 g/m² (24 lb) and is wrinkled,
some lines could be missed during scanning. Try flattening the
original document and scan it again.
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Make sure that the Scan settings in EPSON SMART PANEL match
the document you are scanning. To ensure the best results when
scanning, make the Scan mode setting properly.
Paper does not feed into or eject from the Stylus Scan
properly
Follow the procedures outlined below to prevent problems when
feeding and ejecting paper from the document feeder.
A document is stuck in the Stylus Scan’s document feeder
Note:
These procedures do not apply to paper jammed in the Stylus Scan’s
paper feeder. The paper feeder is not used when scanning.
Preventing document jams
Make sure the Stylus Scan is placed far enough from walls and
equipment so that the document support is seated properly and
not pushed forward. Also make sure that there is no paper in the
document support to obstruct the movement of the original.
Check that the document support is installed correctly and that
the original can move freely on and off it.
Clearing a document jam
Turn off your Stylus Scan. Open the top cover and remove the
jammed paper. If any applications are still running, turn them off
before turning off the Stylus Scan.
Scanning is slow
The best way to improve the speed of your scans is to make sure
that ECP mode is enabled on your system. This is a system-level
setting, so if you want to change it, contact the manufacturer of
your computer.
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Always use the lowest resolution (dpi) possible, while still
obtaining acceptable image quality. A higher resolution may not
always increase the quality of a scan, but will significantly slow
down your computer and require more disk space to save the
image.
Where to Get Help
If your EPSON Stylus Scan is not operating properly and you
cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information
provided in the EPSON Stylus Scan documentation, contact
customer support services for assistance.
Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if
you give them the following information.
❏ Serial number of your EPSON Stylus Scan
(The serial number label is on the back of the EPSON Stylus
Scan.)
❏ EPSON Stylus Scan model
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ EPSON Stylus Scan software version
(Click About in your printer driver)
❏ The Windows version you are using
❏ Software application(s) you normally use with your EPSON
Stylus Scan, and their version number(s)
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Users
If you purchased your EPSON Stylus Scan in the UK or the
Republic of Ireland, EPSON (UK) Limited provides a range of
customer services and technical support.
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World Wide Web
If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web browser, you
can access our Web site at http://www.epson.co.uk. Here you
will find information on the latest EPSON products, software
drivers, on-line user guides, and answers to frequently asked
questions.
Faxon EPSON
Contact Faxon EPSON Faxback Service for support information
including troubleshooting tips, switch settings, and driver
information.
To use Faxon EPSON, call 01442 227332 in the UK or 0044 1442
227332 from the Republic of Ireland using a touch-tone phone.
You will be asked to follow a simple routine to register your
document request. Once you have entered your telephone and fax
numbers, Faxon EPSON will fax a copy of the document catalogue
to your fax machine.
When you have found the documents that you need in the
catalogue, call Faxon EPSON again and enter the document ID
numbers. The documents will be faxed to you automatically.
Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers and utilities
You can call the EPSON Bulletin Board Service on 01442 227479
in the UK or 0044 1442 227479 from the Republic of Ireland. No
membership is required. Make sure that your communications
software is set to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity bit, ANSI terminal
mode emulation, and a modem speed of up to 28.8 Kbps.
Downloading protocols supported include Xmodem, Ymodem
and Zmodem. See the documentation that came with your
communications software and modem for more information.
When you first connect to the Bulletin Board Service, you will be
asked for your name, company name, phone number and a
password (which you can invent yourself).
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Customer and Warranty Support
Our Customer and Warranty Support teams can be contacted by
calling 0870 163 7766 in the UK or 0044 0870 163 7766 from the
Republic of Ireland. They can provide the following services:
❏ Technical information on installing, configuring, and
operating your EPSON products
❏ Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired within
the warranty period
A full list of EPSON Customer and Warranty Support services is
available in the technical support section of our World Wide Web
pages at http://www.epson.co.uk/support/ and via Faxon
EPSON Faxback service, document number 5085.
Pre Sales Enquiry Desk
The Enquiry Desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546
in the UK or 1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by faxing
01442 227271 in the UK or 0044 1442 227271 from the Republic of
Ireland, and via Email at info@epson.co.uk. They can provide
the following information:
❏ Pre Sales information and literature on new EPSON products
(also available via our world wide web site at http://
www.epson.co.uk)
❏ Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables,
accessories, and options
For Australian Users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of
Customer Service. As well as the user’s guide, we provide the
following sources for obtaining information:
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EPSON FAXBACK
EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and
pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia. There is
also technical information including details of the latest software
and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903 9075 and the system will
guide you through a number of choices before faxing the
information to your fax machine.
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and drivers.
Visit the BBS to check out the latest versions. If you have a modem,
phone (02) 9417 5090.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the EPSON Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth
taking your modem here for the occasional surf! You can get the
same information as offered on the EPSON FAXBACK and the
EPSON Bulletin Board plus more.
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.
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The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
(02) 9903 9040
Fax:
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand
when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster we
can help solve the problem. This information includes the User’s
Guide for your EPSON product, type of computer, operating
system, application programs, and any other information you feel
is required.
For Singapore Users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
(065) 337-7911
Fax:
(065) 334-1185
For Hong Kong Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services,
users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both
Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the
following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of EPSON printer drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
http://www.epson.com.hk
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Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to
obtain printer information and the latest versions of printer
drivers. You can log on to the following number for the BBS
service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone
and fax numbers:
Phone:
(852) 2585-4399
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
For Philippines Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services,
users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines
Representative Office at the telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
(632) 813-6552
Fax:
(632) 813-6545
BBS:
(632) 814-0595
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Chapter 13
Options and Consumable Products
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-2
Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-2
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Options
The following interface cables and interface cards are available
for your EPSON Stylus Scan.
Interface cables
EPSON supplies several types of interface cables. You can use any
interface cable that meets the following specifications. See your
computer manual for any additional requirements.
❏ Parallel Interface Cable (shielded) C83602✽ from D-SUB 25pin (computer) to 36-pin Amphenol 57 Series (printer)
❏ USB Interface Cable (shielded) C83623✽ from Series A 4-pin
(computer) to Series B 4-pin (printer)
(This cable is not supplied in all locations)
Note:
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit of the product
number, which varies by location.
c
Caution:
Use only interface cables which meet the specifications listed
above. Using other cables not covered by EPSON warranties
may cause the Stylus Scan to malfunction.
Consumable products
The following ink cartridges and EPSON special media are
available for your EPSON Stylus Scan.
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Ink cartridges
You can use the following cartridges with your Stylus Scan.
Black ink cartridge
S020189
Color ink cartridge
S020191
Note:
The product numbers of ink cartridges vary by location.
EPSON special media
EPSON offers specifically designed media for ink jet printers to
meet most high-quality printing needs.
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
S041059
S041025
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
S041060
S041028
EPSON Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper (A4)
S041214
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
S041061
S041026
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
S041062
S041029
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)
S041067
S041048
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (A6)
S041054
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (5 × 8”)
S041121
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (8 × 10”)
S041122
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets (A4)
S041106
EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6
(with envelopes)
S041147
EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 × 8”
(with envelopes)
S041148
EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 × 10”
(with envelopes)
S041149
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
S041071
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EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
S041072
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
S041107
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)
S041063
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
S041064
EPSON Photo Paper (A4)
S041140
EPSON Photo Paper (Letter)
S041141
EPSON Photo Paper (4 × 6”)
S041134
EPSON Photo Paper (100 × 150 mm)
S041255
EPSON Photo Paper (200 × 300 mm)
S041254
EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4)
S041177
EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6)
S041144
EPSON Photo Stickers 4 (A6)
S041176
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 × 594 mm)
S041145
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4)
S041154
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter)
S041153
S041155
EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (A4)
S041256
S041258
S041259
EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (Letter)
S041257
Note:
The availability of special media varies by location.
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Appendix A
Tips for Color Printing
Basics of Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Image Resolution and Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Guidelines for Using Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
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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 Stylus Scan 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.
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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).
A cathode-ray tube (CRT) 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).
Since the Stylus Scan and monitor produce color images
differently, and the available range of color produced by the
monitor and Stylus Scan 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 Stylus Scan. See your
image-editing software documentation for information on color
matching.
monitor colors
printer colors
The range of colors that can be displayed:
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printer
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.
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. This method is shown in the image below.
Dithering and error diffusion are the most commonly used
halftoning methods.
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Dithering
Dithering uniformly aligns individual dots of different colored
inks to create the appearance of natural 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 detailed graphics or photographic
images.
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.
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300 pixel
Print
225 pixel
300 dpi
300 pixel
Print
225 pixel
150 dpi
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400 pixel
Print
292 pixel
300 dpi
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.
Guidelines for Using Color
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.
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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—will it be a customer, a co-worker, or some other person?
Also, you should consider what your purpose is—do you wish to
advise, sell, or propose, or do you have some other purpose.
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 the reader’s 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.
Note:
❏ Avoid placing too many color pictures, tables, or icons on a page.
❏ 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.
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
Determine a rule for using color throughout the document.
Follow the rules below to make your document more appealing
and effective.
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❏ Use just one hue in the hue circle to
make your document unified. Modify
saturation or brightness to add interest.
or
Use contrasting hues to make your work
more eye-catching.
❏ Do not use complementary colors in
documents.
Note:
See the Color Guide for details on the hue circle.
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Appendix B
Product Specifications
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Paper specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Printable area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-7
Ink Cartridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-7
Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-9
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-9
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-10
Initialization Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-11
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-11
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-12
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-12
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-13
Optional USB Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-13
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-14
For PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-14
For Macintosh computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-15
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Printing
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Monochrome (black) 144 nozzles
Color (cyan, magenta, yellow) 144 nozzles
(48 [each color] × 3)
Resolution
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code
ESC/P raster
EPSON Remote
Input buffer
64 KB
Paper
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. Always test samples of paper
stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
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Paper specifications
Single sheets:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
A5 (148 mm × 210 mm)
B5 (182 mm × 257 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
Half letter (139.7 mm × 215.9 mm)
Legal (216 mm × 356 mm)
Executive (184.2 mm × 266.7 mm)
Paper types
Plain bond paper, special papers distributed by
EPSON
Thickness
(for plain bond paper)
0.08 mm to 0.11 mm (0.003 to 0.004 inch)
Weight
(for plain bond paper)
64 g/m² (17 lb) to 90 g/m² (24 lb)
Envelopes:
Size
No. 10 (104 mm × 240 mm)
DL (110 mm × 220 mm)
C6 (114 mm × 162 mm)
132 mm × 220 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 75 g/m² (20 lb)
Index cards:
Size
A6 (105 mm × 148 mm)
5 × 8” (127 mm × 203 mm)
10 × 8” (254 mm × 203 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
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Transparencies, glossy film:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
A6 (105 mm × 148 mm)*
* for glossy film
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Self adhesive sheets:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Photo paper:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
4 × 6" (102 mm × 152 mm)
Panoramic (210 mm × 594 mm)
100 mm × 150 mm
200 mm × 300 mm
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Photo Stickers:
Size
A6 (105 mm × 148 mm) with 4 or 16 frames
Paper types
Special paper distributed by EPSON
Matte Paper-Heavyweight:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Note:
❏ Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams
or other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher
grade of paper.
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❏ Do not load curled or folded paper.
❏ Use paper 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
Printable area
Single sheets (including panoramic size) and index cards
A
B-L
B-R
C
Envelopes
A
B-L
B-R
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The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12").
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film, the minimum top margin is 30.0 mm (1.2").
B-L:
The minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12").
B-R:
The minimum right margin is as follows:
3.0 mm (0.12") for single sheets and C6 envelopes.
7.0 mm (0.28") for DL envelopes.
28.0 mm (1.10") for No. 10 envelopes.
C:
The minimum bottom margin is 14.0 mm (0.55").
✽:
You can extend the minimum bottom margin to 3 mm by
selecting Maximum as the Printable Area setting on the
printer driver's Paper menu (for Windows) or in the Page
Setup dialog box (for Macintosh). However, print quality
may decline in the expanded area. Before printing large
jobs using this setting, print a single sheet to confirm printout
quality.
Note:
Always load paper into the paper feeder short edge first. Load envelopes
flap edge first with the flap side down.
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Mechanical
Paper feed method
Friction
Paper path
paper feeder, rear entry
paper feeder capacity
About 100 sheets at 64 g/m² (17 lb) paper
Dimensions
Storage
Width: 437 mm (17.2 inches)
Depth: 383 mm (15.1 inches)
Height: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Printing
Width: 437 mm (17.2 inches)
Depth: 618 mm (24.3 inches)
Height: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Weight
7.5 kg (16.5 lb) without the ink cartridges
Ink Cartridges
Black ink cartridge (S020189)
Color
Black
Print capacity*
900 pages (A4, text 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)
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Color ink cartridge (020191)
Color
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 and how often you use the Stylus Scan.
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 25°C (77°F).
c
Caution:
❏ EPSON recommends the use of original EPSON ink
cartridges only. Other products not manufactured by
EPSON may cause damage to your Stylus Scan not covered
by EPSON's warranties.
❏ Do not use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has
expired.
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Scanner type:
Sheet Feed color image scanner (without ADF)
Photoelectric device:
Color CCD line sensor
Effective pixels:
2550 × 4200 pixels (300 dpi)
Document size:
8.5 × 14” (216 × 355.6 mm)
(The reading area can be specified from your
software.)
Scanning resolution:
300 dpi (main)
600 dpi (sub)
Output resolution:
50 to 4800 dpi
Color separation:
RGB color filters on CCD
Image data:
12 bits per pixel per color internal
8 bits per pixel per color external
Brightness:
7 levels
Line Art settings:
Fixed threshold
Text Enhancement Technology
Halftoning process:
AAS (Auto Area Segmentation)
Gamma correction:
Printer 3 level (A, B, C)
User defined 1 level
Interface:
USB 1.0 + IEEE1284.4
Light source:
White cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Reliability:
Main unit: Life 10,000 page
Lamp: Life 10,000 hour
Electrical
Input voltage range
120V Model
220−240V Model
99 to 132V
198 to 264V
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Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.6 A
Power consumption
Approx. 29 W (ISO10561 Letter Pattern)
0.4 A
Note:
Check the label on the back of the EPSON Stylus Scan for the voltage
information.
Environmental
Temperature
Operation: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Storage: -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Transit:*-20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
120 hours at 60°C (140°F)
Humidity
Operation: 20 to 80% RH
Storage:*,** 5 to 85% RH
* Stored in shipping container
** Without condensation
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Initialization Methods
The scanner can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of
conditions) in the following ways:
Hardware initialization:
This scanner is initialized when turning the Stylus
Scan power on. When scanner is initialized, the
following actions are performed.
a) Initializes scanner mechanism.
b) Clears input/output data buffer.
C) Sets default values.
Software initialization:
The ESC @ command also initializes the Stylus
Scan. When Stylus Scan is initialized, the following
actions are performed.
a) Clears input/output data buffer.
b) Sets default values.
Operator initialization:
This scanner is recognized the INIT (negative
pulse) of parallel interface. When Stylus Scan is
initialized, the following actions are performed.
a) Clears input/output data buffer.
b) Sets default values.
Safety Approvals
Safety standards:
U.S. model
UL 1950 with D3
CSA C22.2 No.950
European model
EN60950 (VDE)
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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
Australian model
AS/NZS 3548 class B
Interface Specifications
Your Stylus Scan is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface and
a USB interface.
Parallel interface
The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics.
Forward channel
B-12
Data format
8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode,
IEEE-1284 ECP mode
Synchronization
See the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshake timing
See the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
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Transmission mode
IEEE-1284 Nibble mode,
IEEE-1284 ECP mode
Adaptable
connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Synchronization
See the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking
See the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Data transmission
timing
See the IEEE-1284 specification
USB interface
The EPSON Stylus Scan’s built-in USB interface is based on the
standards specified in the Universal Serial Bus Specifications
Revision 1.0 and the Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition
for Printing Devices Version 1.0. This interface has the following
characteristics.
Standard
Based on Universal Serial Bus Specifications
Revision 1.0, Universal Serial Bus Device Class
Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.0
Bit rate
12 Mbps (full speed device)
Data encoding
NRZI
Adaptable
connector
USB Series B
Recommended
cable length
2 meters
Optional USB Cable
The specifications below apply to the optional USB cable
(C83623✽).
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USB Series A (4-pin) Plug Connector
USB Series B (4-pin) Plug Connector
1.8 meters long
System Requirements
For PCs
To use your EPSON Stylus Scan, you need Microsoft® Windows®
95, or Windows® 98, a CD-ROM drive, and a shielded, twistedpair parallel cable. If you want to connect your Stylus Scan to a
USB port, you need a Windows 98 pre-installed PC equipped
with a USB port; and a shielded USB cable.
Your computer should also meet the following system
requirements.
Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System
i486/25 MHz for Windows 95
i486/66 MHz for Windows 98
Pentium or higher processor
32 MB RAM
32 MB RAM or more for
Windows 95 and 98
50 MB hard disk space for Windows 95,
and 98
50 MB or more free disk
space for Windows 95, and
98
VGA size, 16 bit color
SVGA or better 24 bit color
Your computer dealer can help you update your system if it does
not meet these requirements.
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For Macintosh computers
To connect the Stylus Scan to Apple® Macintosh® computers, you
must use a shielded USB cable.
Applicable computer models
Macintosh with USB interface provided standard.
Your Macintosh must also meet the following system
requirements.
Note:
Macintosh can be connected to the Stylus Scan by using a USB cable
only.
Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System
System 8.1 + iMac update
System 8.5.1 or later
7 MB of available memory
12 MB of available memory
when background printing is
turned on.
14 MB or more of available
memory
23 MB of available memory when
background printing is turned on.
Note:
❏ The included software cannot be used wih the Multiple Users
function in MacOS 9, if you have logged in from a “Limited“ or
“Panels“ user account.
❏ The amount of available memory varies according to the number and
kind of applications that are open. To see how much memory is
available, choose About This Computer from the Apple menu and
refer to the memory size (listed in kilobytes) under “Largest Unused
Block” (1,024K=1 MB).
❏ The memory requirements above are for printing on Letter size
paper. These requirements may vary depending on the size of the
paper, the type of application you are using, and the complexity of
the document you want to print.
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In addition to these system and memory requirements, you need
10 MB of free hard disk space to install your printer software. To
print, you also need extra hard disk space amounting to about
twice the size of the file you want to print.
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Glossary
The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
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.
banding
The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics. This occurs
when the print head is misaligned. See also MicroWeave.
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.
CMYK
Cyan (blue-green), magenta, yellow, and black. These colored inks are used to
create the subtractive system array of printed colors.
color matching
A method of processing color data so that colors displayed on a computer screen
closely match colors in printouts. A variety of color-matching software is
available. See also ColorSync.
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.
cpi
See characters per inch.
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default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or
initialized.
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.
DMA
Direct Memory Access. A data transfer feature that bypasses a computer’s CPU
and allows direct communication between a computer and peripheral devices
(like printers), and between one peripheral device and another.
dpi
Dots per inch. The dpi measures the resolution. See also resolution.
drive
A memory device, such as CD-ROM, hard disk, or floppy disk. In Windows, a
letter is assigned to each drive for easy management.
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
processor 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.
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 detailed graphics or photographic
images.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Printers, the system of commands
your computer uses to control your printer. It is standard for all EPSON printers
and supported by most application software for personal computers.
Finest detail
This printer driver setting automatically makes your printout sharper and
clearer, especially for text. Be aware that this may increase the time required for
printing.
font
A style of type designated by a family name.
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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
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. See also halftones.
high speed printing
Printing in which images are printed in both directions. This provides faster
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 cartridge
Contains the ink your printer uses when printing.
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 the printer. A parallel interface
transmits data one character or code at a time. A serial interface transmits data
one bit at a time.
interface cable
The cable that connects the computer and the printer.
local printer
The printer connected to the computer’s port directly by interface cable.
media
Materials upon which data is printed, such as envelopes, plain paper, special
paper, and transparency film.
memory
The part of the printer’s electronic system that is used to store information (data).
Some information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates.
Information that is sent to the printer from the computer is stored in memory
temporary. See also RAM and ROM.
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.
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monochrome
This means printing with only one color of ink, which is generally black ink.
nozzle
Fine tubes in the print head through which ink is sprayed on the page. Print
quality may decline if the print head nozzles are clogged.
operation check
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you perform a printer
operation check, the printer prints the ROM version, code page, ink counter code,
and a nozzle check pattern.
parallel interface
See interface.
port
An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices.
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”.
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.
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 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.
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spool
The first step in printing, in 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
The software program that converts print data into codes that your printer
understands. See also spool.
StatusMonitor
The software program that allows you to check the printer’s status.
subtractive colors
Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light and reflect others.
See also CMYK.
USB interface
Universal Serial Bus interface. Enables the user to connect up to 127 peripheral
devices (such as keyboards, mice, and printers) to the computer through a single,
general purpose port. The use of USB hubs allows you to add additional ports.
See also interface.
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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Index
A
E
Advanced settings
Macintosh, 6-9
Windows, 4-9
Automatic setting
Macintosh, 6-7
Windows, 4-7
Economy setting
Macintosh, 6-8
Windows, 4-9
Envelopes, 3-7 to 3-8, B-3, B-5
EPSON Monitor 3, 7-5 to 7-8
EPSON Spool Manager, 5-3
EPSON StatusMonitor, 7-2
EPSON Status Monitor 3, 5-4 to 5-5
Error indicators, 12-2 to ??
B
Background printing, 6-19, 7-5 to 7-8
Buttons, 1-4
G
C
Glossy film, 13-3
Cables, 13-2
Cleaning sheets, 3-7
ColorSync setting, 6-8
Computer requirements, B-14 to B-16
Configuration settings, 7-4
Consumable products, 13-1 to 13-4
Customer support, 12-22 to 12-27
Custom paper size, 6-13
Custom settings
Macintosh, 6-8
Windows, 4-8
Custom Settings dialog box
Macintosh, 6-11
Windows, 4-11
H
Head Cleaning utility, 11-5 to 11-9
I
ICM setting, 4-9
Ink cartridges, 13-3
replacing, 10-1 to 10-16
Ink jet card, 3-5, 13-3
Ink jet paper, 3-5, 13-3
Ink setting
Macintosh, 6-7
Windows, 4-7
Interface cables, 13-2
Iron-on cool peel transfer paper, 3-5,
13-4
L
Layout dialog box, 6-14 to 6-19
Layout menu, 4-16 to ??
Lights, 1-6, 12-2 to ??
Loading paper, 3-3 to 3-9
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M
Main menu, 4-4 to 4-9
Maintenance, 11-1 to 11-15
Matte Paper-Heavyweight, 3-5, 13-4
Media Type setting
Macintosh, 6-4 to 6-6
Windows, 4-4 to 4-6
N
Nozzle checking, 11-2 to 11-9
O
Options, 13-1 to 13-4, B-14
Orientation setting
Macintosh, 6-12
P
Page Setup dialog box, 6-12
Paper jam, 12-14
Paper menu, 4-15 to 4-16
Photo paper, 3-5, 3-8 to 3-12, 13-4
Photo stickers, 3-5, 13-4
Preview feature, 6-20
Printable Area setting
Macintosh, 6-12
Printable area specifications, B-5
Printer parts, 1-2
Printer software for Macintosh
changing settings, 6-2 to 6-22
utilities, 6-23 to 6-25
Printer software for Windows
accessing, 4-2 to 4-3
changing settings, 4-3 to ??
utilities, 4-20 to 4-26
Print head
alignment, 11-10 to 11-11
nozzle checking, 11-2 to 11-4
Print Head Alignment utility,
11-10 to 11-11
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Print Quality setting
Macintosh, 6-10
Windows, 4-10
Print speed, increasing, 4-26 to 4-29
Print time setting, 6-19
Progress Meter, 5-2
R
Reduce/Enlarge setting
Macintosh, 6-12
Windows, 4-16
Resolution, B-2
S
Safety instructions, 2-1 to 2-6
Saving settings
Macintosh, 6-11
Windows, 4-11
Self adhesive sheets, 3-5, 13-3
Special paper, 3-1 to 3-12, 13-3
Specifications
electrical, B-9
environmental, B-10
ink cartridges, B-7
interface, B-12 to B-13
mechanical, B-7
paper, B-2 to B-5
printable area, B-5
printing, B-2
safety approvals, B-11
Speed & Progress settings, 4-29
Spool Manager, 5-3
sRGB setting, 4-9
Status Monitor
Macintosh, 7-2
Windows, 5-4 to 5-5
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T
Text/Graph setting
Macintosh, 6-8
Windows, 4-9
Transparencies, 3-5, 13-4
Troubleshooting, 12-1 to 12-27
U
Utilities
Macintosh, 6-23 to 6-25
Windows, 4-20 to 4-26
W
Watermark setting
Macintosh, 6-17
Windows, 4-18
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EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
20770 Madrona Ave.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
P.O. Box 2842
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
Torrance, CA 90509-2842
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Phone: (+44) 01442 261144
Fax: (310) 782-5220
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
Zülpicher Straße 6,
68 bis, rue Marjolin
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: (0211) 56030
Phone: 33.1.40.87.37.37
Fax: (0211) 5047787
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
70 GIBBES STREET, CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Fax: 2-9903-9177
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
TRADING LTD.
China Resources Bldg.,
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: 2585-4300
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: 2827-7083
Fax: (02) 712-9164
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
Av. de Roma, 18-26
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
MI, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 2-262331
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 2-2440750
Fax: 582. 15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
(Hirooka Office)
R. do Progresso, 471, 1° Perafita
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
399-0785 Japan
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
1998 February
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